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 9 December 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
9 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
PhD
Rank 240 233 267
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +34
Permanent jobs citing PhD 25 6 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.40% 0.099% 0.12%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.74% 0.37% 0.49%
Number of salaries quoted 23 5 7
Median salary £37,500 £37,230 £27,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+0.72% +35.38%
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%
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
1434 1622 1830
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 22.91% 26.86% 24.69%
Number of salaries quoted 1120 1205 1536
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £25,500 £23,500 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £65,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

PhD
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

The demand trend of job ads across the North West region citing PhD as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 9 December 2016.

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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing PhD within the North West region over the 3 months to 9 December 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester -7 11 £62,500 +56.25% 3
Cheshire +13 4 £37,500 +0.72% 4
Lancashire - 1 £35,000 - 1
Merseyside - 1 £55,000 -
PhD
England

PhD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 9 December 2016, IT jobs citing PhD also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the North West region with a requirement for PhD.

1 38 (66.67%) Python
2 35 (61.40%) Machine Learning
3 34 (59.65%) Analytics
3 34 (59.65%) R
4 31 (54.39%) Big Data
5 29 (50.88%) Algorithms
6 28 (49.12%) Statistics
7 26 (45.61%) MATLAB
8 22 (38.60%) Computer Science
9 21 (36.84%) C++
9 21 (36.84%) SQL
10 20 (35.09%) Java
11 18 (31.58%) Mathematics
11 18 (31.58%) Data Analysis
12 17 (29.82%) Data Mining
13 15 (26.32%) Degree
14 14 (24.56%) Physics
14 14 (24.56%) Hadoop
15 13 (22.81%) SAS
15 13 (22.81%) Data Analytics
16 11 (19.30%) Relational Database
16 11 (19.30%) Business Intelligence
16 11 (19.30%) Perl
16 11 (19.30%) Agile Software Development
16 11 (19.30%) Marketing
16 11 (19.30%) Statistical Analysis
17 10 (17.54%) Analytical Skills
18 9 (15.79%) Big Data Analytics
18 9 (15.79%) NoSQL
18 9 (15.79%) Open Source

PhD
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 13 (22.81%) SAS
2 7 (12.28%) Apache Spark
3 2 (3.51%) Apache Pig
Applications
1 8 (14.04%) SPSS
2 5 (8.77%) MS Excel
3 2 (3.51%) S-PLUS
3 2 (3.51%) Stata
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (54.39%) Big Data
2 17 (29.82%) Data Mining
3 14 (24.56%) Hadoop
4 11 (19.30%) Relational Database
5 9 (15.79%) NoSQL
5 9 (15.79%) SQL Server
6 3 (5.26%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (3.51%) Apache Hive
7 2 (3.51%) RDBMS
8 1 (1.75%) Apache Cassandra
8 1 (1.75%) HBase
8 1 (1.75%) SQL Server 2012
8 1 (1.75%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 2 (3.51%) Git (software)
1 2 (3.51%) Jenkins
1 2 (3.51%) Moq
General
1 11 (19.30%) Marketing
2 9 (15.79%) Advertising
3 7 (12.28%) Retail
4 1 (1.75%) Games
Job Titles
1 29 (50.88%) Data Scientist
2 19 (33.33%) Senior Data Scientist
3 7 (12.28%) Machine Learning Engineer
3 7 (12.28%) MATLAB Engineer
4 6 (10.53%) Computer Engineer
4 6 (10.53%) Computer Vision Engineer
5 5 (8.77%) Java Engineer
6 4 (7.02%) Embedded Engineer
7 3 (5.26%) Developer
8 2 (3.51%) Full Stack Developer
9 1 (1.75%) Analyst
9 1 (1.75%) C# Developer
9 1 (1.75%) Data Analyst
9 1 (1.75%) Data Warehouse Developer
9 1 (1.75%) Head of Analytics
9 1 (1.75%) Head of Data Analytics
9 1 (1.75%) Research Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (10.53%) Celery
1 6 (10.53%) Django
2 5 (8.77%) OpenCV
2 5 (8.77%) Torch
3 3 (5.26%) Natural Language Processing
4 2 (3.51%) .NET
4 2 (3.51%) AngularJS
4 2 (3.51%) Autofac
5 1 (1.75%) OpenGL
5 1 (1.75%) OpenGL ES
Miscellaneous
1 29 (50.88%) Algorithms
2 28 (49.12%) Statistics
3 22 (38.60%) Computer Science
4 18 (31.58%) Mathematics
5 14 (24.56%) Physics
6 10 (17.54%) Analytical Skills
7 7 (12.28%) CUDA
7 7 (12.28%) Psychology
8 6 (10.53%) Kinect
9 5 (8.77%) Augmented Reality
10 4 (7.02%) Credit Risk
10 4 (7.02%) Embedded Systems
11 3 (5.26%) Visualisation
12 2 (3.51%) Artificial Intelligence
12 2 (3.51%) Economics
13 1 (1.75%) Applied Mathematics
13 1 (1.75%) Data Extraction
Operating Systems
1 2 (3.51%) Linux
1 2 (3.51%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (61.40%) Machine Learning
2 34 (59.65%) Analytics
3 18 (31.58%) Data Analysis
4 13 (22.81%) Data Analytics
5 11 (19.30%) Agile Software Development
5 11 (19.30%) Business Intelligence
5 11 (19.30%) Statistical Analysis
6 9 (15.79%) Big Data Analytics
6 9 (15.79%) Open Source
7 7 (12.28%) E-Commerce
7 7 (12.28%) Non-Linear Programming
7 7 (12.28%) Operations Research
7 7 (12.28%) Service Design
7 7 (12.28%) Statistical Modelling
7 7 (12.28%) Stochastic Modelling
7 7 (12.28%) Test Strategy
8 6 (10.53%) Computer Vision
8 6 (10.53%) Data Modelling
8 6 (10.53%) OO
9 5 (8.77%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 38 (66.67%) Python
2 34 (59.65%) R
3 26 (45.61%) MATLAB
4 21 (36.84%) C++
4 21 (36.84%) SQL
5 20 (35.09%) Java
6 11 (19.30%) Perl
7 9 (15.79%) C#
8 6 (10.53%) Scala
9 5 (8.77%) C
10 1 (1.75%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 15 (26.32%) Degree
Vendors
1 6 (10.53%) Cloudera
1 6 (10.53%) Hortonworks
2 2 (3.51%) DevExpress
3 1 (1.75%) Splunk
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