The table below looks at the statistics for PhD in IT jobs advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited PhD over the 3 months to 19 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
PhD
Rank 240 240 266
Rank change year-on-year
0 +26
Permanent jobs citing PhD 10 4 10
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.14% 0.059% 0.13%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.56% 0.25% 0.51%
Number of salaries quoted 7 3 9
Average salary £27,500 £50,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-45.00% +53.84%
UK excluding London average salary £40,250 £40,000 £35,500
% change year-on-year
+0.62% +12.67%
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 North West region.

Qualifications Category
North West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
1788 1595 1955
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 24.27% 23.48% 24.51%
Number of salaries quoted 1499 1336 1714
Average salary £40,000 £37,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.10% +5.71%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £24,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £63,250 £50,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

PhD
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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

PhD Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

PhD
Salary Trend in the North West

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

PhD Salary Trend in the North West

PhD
Salary Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing PhD across the North West region over the 3 months to 19 December 2014.

PhD Salary Histogram in the North West

PhD
Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing PhD within the North West region over the 3 months to 19 December 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
Merseyside - 5 £27,500 -
Cheshire - 3 - -
Manchester -16 2 £57,500 +15.00%
PhD
England

PhD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT jobs across the North West 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 7 (70.00%) Software Engineering
1 7 (70.00%) Computer Science
2 5 (50.00%) Artificial Intelligence
2 5 (50.00%) Degree
2 5 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (50.00%) Law
2 5 (50.00%) Legal
2 5 (50.00%) Analytics
2 5 (50.00%) Big Data
3 3 (30.00%) PRINCE2
3 3 (30.00%) Project Management
3 3 (30.00%) Risk Management
3 3 (30.00%) Requirements Analysis
3 3 (30.00%) Line Management
3 3 (30.00%) Pharmaceutical
3 3 (30.00%) PMI
3 3 (30.00%) Change Control
3 3 (30.00%) PMI Certification
4 2 (20.00%) Statistics
4 2 (20.00%) Mathematics
4 2 (20.00%) Visualisation
4 2 (20.00%) Social Media
4 2 (20.00%) Finance
4 2 (20.00%) Algorithms
4 2 (20.00%) Marketing
4 2 (20.00%) C++
4 2 (20.00%) Java
4 2 (20.00%) SQL
4 2 (20.00%) Python
4 2 (20.00%) Scala

PhD
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT jobs across the North West 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.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (50.00%) Big Data
2 2 (20.00%) Relational Database
2 2 (20.00%) Data Mining
2 2 (20.00%) Text Mining
General
1 5 (50.00%) Law
1 5 (50.00%) Legal
2 3 (30.00%) Pharmaceutical
3 2 (20.00%) Finance
3 2 (20.00%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 5 (50.00%) Software Engineer
2 3 (30.00%) Project Manager
3 2 (20.00%) Data Scientist
Miscellaneous
1 7 (70.00%) Computer Science
2 5 (50.00%) Artificial Intelligence
2 5 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (30.00%) PMI
4 2 (20.00%) Algorithms
4 2 (20.00%) Statistics
4 2 (20.00%) Mathematics
4 2 (20.00%) Visualisation
4 2 (20.00%) Social Media
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (70.00%) Software Engineering
2 5 (50.00%) Analytics
3 3 (30.00%) Requirements Analysis
3 3 (30.00%) PRINCE2
3 3 (30.00%) Project Management
3 3 (30.00%) Risk Management
3 3 (30.00%) Change Control
3 3 (30.00%) Line Management
4 2 (20.00%) Data Analysis
4 2 (20.00%) Data Modelling
4 2 (20.00%) Predictive Modelling
4 2 (20.00%) Anomaly Detection
Programming Languages
1 2 (20.00%) C++
1 2 (20.00%) Java
1 2 (20.00%) SQL
1 2 (20.00%) Python
1 2 (20.00%) Scala
1 2 (20.00%) R
Qualifications
1 5 (50.00%) Degree
2 3 (30.00%) PMI Certification