The table below looks at the statistics for PhD in IT jobs advertised for the Hertfordshire region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited PhD over the 3 months to 31 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
PhD
Rank 129 138 106
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -32
Permanent jobs citing PhD 17 6 27
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 0.70% 0.26% 1.35%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.08% 0.77% 4.70%
Number of salaries quoted 17 6 27
Average salary £28,500 £34,250 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-16.78% -31.50%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £42,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-4.76% +12.00%
PhD
East of England

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

Qualifications Category
Hertfordshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
817 783 575
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 33.59% 33.68% 28.72%
Number of salaries quoted 708 647 449
Average salary £45,000 £50,000 £42,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-10.00% +19.04%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £32,500 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £56,000 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%

PhD
Jobs Demand Trend in Hertfordshire

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

PhD Jobs Demand Trend in Hertfordshire

PhD
Salary Trend in Hertfordshire

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

PhD Salary Trend in Hertfordshire

PhD
Job Locations in Hertfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing PhD within the Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 31 August 2015. 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
Borehamwood - 16 £28,250 -
Watford -5 8 £28,500 +35.71%
Stevenage +8 1 £27,500 -42.10%
PhD
East of England

PhD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, IT jobs across the Hertfordshire 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 25 (92.59%) C++
2 23 (85.19%) C
3 21 (77.78%) Software Engineering
4 19 (70.37%) LabVIEW
4 19 (70.37%) Computer Science
5 13 (48.15%) Mathematics
6 12 (44.44%) Degree
7 11 (40.74%) SDLC
8 10 (37.04%) Physics
9 9 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
9 9 (33.33%) Signal Processing
10 7 (25.93%) Java
11 6 (22.22%) Python
12 5 (18.52%) Perl
12 5 (18.52%) Linux
12 5 (18.52%) Chemistry
13 4 (14.81%) Pharmaceutical
14 3 (11.11%) UNIX
14 3 (11.11%) OO
14 3 (11.11%) Marketing
15 2 (7.41%) Analytics
15 2 (7.41%) R
15 2 (7.41%) Big Data
16 1 (3.70%) Predictive Analytics
16 1 (3.70%) Informatics
16 1 (3.70%) MapReduce
16 1 (3.70%) Machine Learning
16 1 (3.70%) Apache Spark
16 1 (3.70%) Biology
16 1 (3.70%) Statistical Analysis

PhD
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, IT jobs across the Hertfordshire 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 (3.70%) Apache Spark
1 1 (3.70%) SAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (7.41%) Big Data
2 1 (3.70%) Spotfire
2 1 (3.70%) Hadoop
2 1 (3.70%) Text Mining
2 1 (3.70%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 19 (70.37%) LabVIEW
2 1 (3.70%) Subversion
2 1 (3.70%) Eclipse
General
1 4 (14.81%) Pharmaceutical
2 3 (11.11%) Marketing
3 1 (3.70%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 20 (74.07%) Software Engineer
2 14 (51.85%) Developer
3 10 (37.04%) C Software Engineer
3 10 (37.04%) C++ Software Engineer
4 1 (3.70%) Data Scientist
4 1 (3.70%) Software Developer
4 1 (3.70%) Junior
4 1 (3.70%) Analyst
4 1 (3.70%) Graduate Software Developer
4 1 (3.70%) Developer Analyst
4 1 (3.70%) Graduate Developer
4 1 (3.70%) Junior Software Engineer
4 1 (3.70%) Graduate
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.70%) J2EE
1 1 (3.70%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 19 (70.37%) Computer Science
2 13 (48.15%) Mathematics
3 10 (37.04%) Physics
4 9 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (18.52%) Chemistry
6 1 (3.70%) Informatics
6 1 (3.70%) Biology
6 1 (3.70%) Statistics
6 1 (3.70%) Life Science
6 1 (3.70%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 5 (18.52%) Linux
2 3 (11.11%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (77.78%) Software Engineering
2 11 (40.74%) SDLC
3 9 (33.33%) Signal Processing
4 3 (11.11%) OO
5 2 (7.41%) Analytics
6 1 (3.70%) Predictive Analytics
6 1 (3.70%) MapReduce
6 1 (3.70%) Machine Learning
6 1 (3.70%) Statistical Analysis
6 1 (3.70%) Requirements Engineering
6 1 (3.70%) Pattern Recognition
6 1 (3.70%) Network Management
6 1 (3.70%) Validation
6 1 (3.70%) Bioinformatics
6 1 (3.70%) OOP
6 1 (3.70%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 25 (92.59%) C++
2 23 (85.19%) C
3 7 (25.93%) Java
4 6 (22.22%) Python
5 5 (18.52%) Perl
6 2 (7.41%) R
7 1 (3.70%) Scala
7 1 (3.70%) JavaScript
7 1 (3.70%) C#
7 1 (3.70%) Fortran
Qualifications
1 12 (44.44%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.70%) ISO 9001