The table below looks at the statistics for PhD in IT jobs advertised for the East of England region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited PhD over the 3 months to 24 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
PhD
Rank 219 186 218
Rank change year-on-year
-33 +32
Permanent jobs citing PhD 41 57 68
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East of England 0.52% 0.81% 0.75%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.75% 2.82% 2.43%
Number of salaries quoted 27 48 58
Average salary £32,500 £37,500 £30,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
-13.33% +23.96%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,950 £30,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £50,450 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
- +14.28%
PhD
England

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

Qualifications Category
East of England
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
2347 2023 2798
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East of England 29.97% 28.65% 30.67%
Number of salaries quoted 1804 1637 2330
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £52,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

PhD
Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

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

PhD Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

PhD
Salary Trend in the East of England

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

PhD Salary Trend in the East of England

PhD
Salary Histogram in the East of England

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing PhD across the East of England region over the 3 months to 24 October 2014.

PhD Salary Histogram in the East of England

PhD
Job Locations in the East of England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing PhD within the East of England region over the 3 months to 24 October 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cambridgeshire 0 23 £38,000 -5.00% 22
Bedfordshire - 11 £32,500 -
Hertfordshire -39 6 £37,000 -1.33%
Suffolk - 1 £50,000 - 2
Essex - 1 £40,000 -
PhD
England

PhD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT jobs across the East of England 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 55 (65.48%) Degree
2 50 (59.52%) Computer Science
3 38 (45.24%) Software Engineering
4 34 (40.48%) Mathematics
5 33 (39.29%) C
5 33 (39.29%) C++
6 30 (35.71%) Algorithms
7 25 (29.76%) Physics
8 24 (28.57%) Machine Learning
8 24 (28.57%) Signal Processing
9 21 (25.00%) .NET
10 18 (21.43%) SQL
11 16 (19.05%) C#
11 16 (19.05%) Java
11 16 (19.05%) Statistics
11 16 (19.05%) Analytical Skills
12 15 (17.86%) MATLAB
13 13 (15.48%) Manufacturing
14 12 (14.29%) Finance
14 12 (14.29%) Python
14 12 (14.29%) Analytics
15 11 (13.10%) R
15 11 (13.10%) OO
16 10 (11.90%) ASP.NET
16 10 (11.90%) WCF
16 10 (11.90%) Bayesian Methods
17 9 (10.71%) jQuery
17 9 (10.71%) HTML
18 8 (9.52%) Configuration Management
18 8 (9.52%) Electronics

PhD
Top Related IT Skills in the East of England by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT jobs across the East of England 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 (1.19%) SharePoint
1 1 (1.19%) ArcGIS
1 1 (1.19%) Node.js
Applications
1 6 (7.14%) Simulink
1 6 (7.14%) Mathematica
2 1 (1.19%) Windchill
2 1 (1.19%) Pro/ENGINEER
Business Applications
1 4 (4.76%) SunGard APT
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.57%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 6 (7.14%) Internet
2 3 (3.57%) Gigabit Ethernet
3 2 (2.38%) TETRA
3 2 (2.38%) Ethernet
3 2 (2.38%) TCP/IP
4 1 (1.19%) SAN
4 1 (1.19%) HTTP
4 1 (1.19%) DECT
4 1 (1.19%) Firewall
4 1 (1.19%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (8.33%) SQL Server
2 3 (3.57%) Big Data
2 3 (3.57%) SQL Server 2012
2 3 (3.57%) Data Mining
3 1 (1.19%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (1.19%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (1.19%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (1.19%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (1.19%) OLAP
3 1 (1.19%) DTS
Development Applications
1 4 (4.76%) Git (software)
2 1 (1.19%) Rational Rhapsody
2 1 (1.19%) JUnit
2 1 (1.19%) Maven
2 1 (1.19%) Selenium
General
1 13 (15.48%) Manufacturing
2 12 (14.29%) Finance
3 8 (9.52%) Electronics
4 7 (8.33%) Games
4 7 (8.33%) Pharmaceutical
5 5 (5.95%) Marketing
5 5 (5.95%) Telecoms
6 1 (1.19%) Automotive
6 1 (1.19%) Military
Job Titles
1 25 (29.76%) Software Engineer
1 25 (29.76%) Developer
2 16 (19.05%) Graduate
3 14 (16.67%) Real Time Software Engineer
3 14 (16.67%) Real Time Engineer
4 10 (11.90%) C# Developer
4 10 (11.90%) C# .NET Developer
5 9 (10.71%) Software Developer
6 7 (8.33%) C# ASP.NET Developer
6 7 (8.33%) C# Software Developer
6 7 (8.33%) Data Scientist
7 6 (7.14%) DSP Engineer
8 5 (5.95%) Graduate Software Engineer
9 4 (4.76%) Quantitative Developer
9 4 (4.76%) Statistician
10 3 (3.57%) Project Manager
10 3 (3.57%) .NET Developer
11 2 (2.38%) Junior Quantitative Developer
11 2 (2.38%) Mechanical Engineer
11 2 (2.38%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (25.00%) .NET
2 10 (11.90%) ASP.NET
2 10 (11.90%) WCF
3 9 (10.71%) jQuery
3 9 (10.71%) HTML
4 8 (9.52%) HTML5
4 8 (9.52%) WPF
5 7 (8.33%) Silverlight
6 6 (7.14%) Natural Language Processing
7 3 (3.57%) LINQ
8 2 (2.38%) XML
9 1 (1.19%) Middleware
9 1 (1.19%) Spring
9 1 (1.19%) Ajax
9 1 (1.19%) COM
9 1 (1.19%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 50 (59.52%) Computer Science
2 34 (40.48%) Mathematics
3 30 (35.71%) Algorithms
4 25 (29.76%) Physics
5 16 (19.05%) Statistics
5 16 (19.05%) Analytical Skills
6 5 (5.95%) Applied Mathematics
6 5 (5.95%) Open Source
7 4 (4.76%) Hedge funds
7 4 (4.76%) Visualisation
8 3 (3.57%) PMI
8 3 (3.57%) Data Structures
9 2 (2.38%) Biometrics
9 2 (2.38%) Device Driver
10 1 (1.19%) Handset
10 1 (1.19%) Informatics
10 1 (1.19%) Biology
10 1 (1.19%) Human Factors
10 1 (1.19%) Embedded Systems
10 1 (1.19%) Mobile Payment
Operating Systems
1 8 (9.52%) Windows
2 6 (7.14%) Linux
2 6 (7.14%) UNIX
3 1 (1.19%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (45.24%) Software Engineering
2 24 (28.57%) Signal Processing
2 24 (28.57%) Machine Learning
3 12 (14.29%) Analytics
4 11 (13.10%) OO
5 10 (11.90%) Bayesian Methods
6 8 (9.52%) Configuration Management
6 8 (9.52%) Web Development
7 7 (8.33%) Integration Testing
7 7 (8.33%) Risk Management
8 6 (7.14%) UML
8 6 (7.14%) Knowledge Discovery
9 5 (5.95%) OOP
9 5 (5.95%) Project Management
9 5 (5.95%) Data Analysis
9 5 (5.95%) Financial Modelling
10 4 (4.76%) Monte Carlo Method
11 3 (3.57%) Pattern Recognition
11 3 (3.57%) Change Control
11 3 (3.57%) OOD
Programming Languages
1 33 (39.29%) C++
1 33 (39.29%) C
2 18 (21.43%) SQL
3 16 (19.05%) C#
3 16 (19.05%) Java
4 15 (17.86%) MATLAB
5 12 (14.29%) Python
6 11 (13.10%) R
7 7 (8.33%) VB.NET
8 2 (2.38%) JavaScript
8 2 (2.38%) Embedded C
9 1 (1.19%) Embedded C++
9 1 (1.19%) Assembly Language
9 1 (1.19%) AWK
9 1 (1.19%) PowerShell
9 1 (1.19%) Perl
9 1 (1.19%) PHP
Qualifications
1 55 (65.48%) Degree
2 3 (3.57%) PMI Certification
3 2 (2.38%) Security Cleared
4 1 (1.19%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.19%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (5.95%) JTAG
2 1 (1.19%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 1 (1.19%) Active Directory
1 1 (1.19%) Firmware
1 1 (1.19%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (1.19%) vSphere
1 1 (1.19%) Forefront TMG
Vendors
1 4 (4.76%) SunGard
2 1 (1.19%) ESRI
2 1 (1.19%) SolidWorks
2 1 (1.19%) VMware
2 1 (1.19%) Cisco
2 1 (1.19%) Microsoft
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