The table below looks at the statistics for PhD in IT jobs advertised for the Bristol region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited PhD over the 3 months to 26 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
26 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
PhD
Rank 126 112 118
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +6
Permanent jobs citing PhD 3 12 10
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bristol 0.15% 0.67% 0.57%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.56% 2.36% 1.72%
Number of salaries quoted 3 12 10
Average salary £35,000 £46,500 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-24.73% -7.00%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £42,500 £38,000
% change year-on-year
-5.88% +11.84%
PhD
South West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in permanent jobs advertised in the Bristol region.

Qualifications Category
Bristol
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
538 509 580
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bristol 27.73% 28.25% 33.12%
Number of salaries quoted 439 377 464
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £39,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% +1.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £25,450 £24,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £55,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

PhD
Jobs Demand Trend in Bristol

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing PhD across the Bristol region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

PhD Jobs Demand Trend in Bristol

PhD
Salary Trend in Bristol

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing PhD across the Bristol region.

PhD Salary Trend in Bristol

PhD
Salary Histogram in Bristol

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing PhD across the Bristol region over the 3 months to 26 March 2015.

PhD Salary Histogram in Bristol

PhD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bristol

For the 6 months to 26 March 2015, IT jobs across the Bristol region citing PhD also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited PhD.

1 14 (82.35%) Mathematics
2 9 (52.94%) C++
2 9 (52.94%) Physics
2 9 (52.94%) Algorithms
3 7 (41.18%) Python
3 7 (41.18%) Degree
3 7 (41.18%) Computer Science
4 6 (35.29%) C
4 6 (35.29%) Software Engineering
5 5 (29.41%) UNIX
5 5 (29.41%) Linux
5 5 (29.41%) Finance
5 5 (29.41%) Manufacturing
5 5 (29.41%) Electronic Design Automation
5 5 (29.41%) Parallel Programming
5 5 (29.41%) Data Structures
6 4 (23.53%) Fortran
6 4 (23.53%) Aerospace
6 4 (23.53%) Banking
6 4 (23.53%) Retail
6 4 (23.53%) NASTRAN
7 2 (11.76%) Agile Software Development
7 2 (11.76%) Continuous Integration
8 1 (5.88%) HTML
8 1 (5.88%) Java
8 1 (5.88%) JavaScript
8 1 (5.88%) Oracle
8 1 (5.88%) Ant
8 1 (5.88%) SAP
8 1 (5.88%) Web Services

PhD
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 26 March 2015, IT jobs across the Bristol region citing PhD also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited PhD. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (5.88%) OpenStack
Applications
1 4 (23.53%) NASTRAN
Business Applications
1 1 (5.88%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.88%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (5.88%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (5.88%) Google App Engine
1 1 (5.88%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (5.88%) SaaS
1 1 (5.88%) PaaS
1 1 (5.88%) HP Helion
1 1 (5.88%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.88%) TCP/IP
1 1 (5.88%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.88%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 1 (5.88%) Ant
1 1 (5.88%) Maven
1 1 (5.88%) Git (software)
1 1 (5.88%) Hudson
1 1 (5.88%) Gradle
1 1 (5.88%) Artifactory
1 1 (5.88%) Jenkins
General
1 5 (29.41%) Finance
1 5 (29.41%) Manufacturing
2 4 (23.53%) Banking
2 4 (23.53%) Retail
2 4 (23.53%) Aerospace
3 1 (5.88%) Electronics
3 1 (5.88%) Telecoms
3 1 (5.88%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 6 (35.29%) Software Engineer
2 5 (29.41%) Analyst
2 5 (29.41%) Support Analyst
2 5 (29.41%) Applications Support
2 5 (29.41%) Applications Support Analyst
3 2 (11.76%) Developer
3 2 (11.76%) Python Developer
4 1 (5.88%) JavaScript Developer
4 1 (5.88%) Junior Python Developer
4 1 (5.88%) Principal Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Software Developer
4 1 (5.88%) Junior
4 1 (5.88%) Java Software Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Junior Developer
4 1 (5.88%) Principal Software Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Junior Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.88%) HTML
1 1 (5.88%) Web Services
1 1 (5.88%) Twisted
Miscellaneous
1 14 (82.35%) Mathematics
2 9 (52.94%) Physics
2 9 (52.94%) Algorithms
3 7 (41.18%) Computer Science
4 5 (29.41%) Data Structures
5 1 (5.88%) MPEG
5 1 (5.88%) DTV
5 1 (5.88%) Internet of Things
Operating Systems
1 5 (29.41%) UNIX
1 5 (29.41%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (35.29%) Software Engineering
2 5 (29.41%) Electronic Design Automation
2 5 (29.41%) Parallel Programming
3 2 (11.76%) Continuous Integration
3 2 (11.76%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (5.88%) Pair Programming
4 1 (5.88%) Digital Marketing
4 1 (5.88%) OOP
4 1 (5.88%) OO
4 1 (5.88%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (5.88%) Programme Management
4 1 (5.88%) Machine Learning
Programming Languages
1 9 (52.94%) C++
2 7 (41.18%) Python
3 6 (35.29%) C
4 4 (23.53%) Fortran
5 1 (5.88%) Scala
5 1 (5.88%) Clojure
5 1 (5.88%) Golang
5 1 (5.88%) Java
5 1 (5.88%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 7 (41.18%) Degree
System Software
1 1 (5.88%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (5.88%) Docker
Vendors
1 1 (5.88%) Oracle
1 1 (5.88%) SAP
1 1 (5.88%) HP
1 1 (5.88%) VMware
1 1 (5.88%) Google
1 1 (5.88%) Rackspace