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 24 September 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
24 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
PhD
Rank 221 260 -
Rank change year-on-year
+39 -
Permanent jobs citing PhD 28 3 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.45% 0.044% -
As % of the Qualifications category 2.00% 0.17% -
Number of salaries quoted 27 3 0
Median salary £40,000 £35,000 -
Median salary % change year-on-year
+14.28% -
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -
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
1403 1716 1729
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 22.43% 25.39% 23.40%
Number of salaries quoted 1096 1315 1363
Median salary £40,000 £39,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+2.56% -2.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £22,000 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £62,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year
- +3.65%

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 24 September 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 24 September 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 +12 23 £40,000 +14.28% 2
Lancashire +11 2 £35,000 -
Cheshire - 2 £30,000 -
PhD
England

PhD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 24 September 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 43 (66.15%) C++
2 38 (58.46%) Machine Learning
3 34 (52.31%) Algorithms
3 34 (52.31%) Computer Science
4 33 (50.77%) MATLAB
5 32 (49.23%) Java
6 30 (46.15%) Python
7 26 (40.00%) Analytics
7 26 (40.00%) R
8 25 (38.46%) Big Data
9 23 (35.38%) Statistics
10 20 (30.77%) Data Analysis
11 19 (29.23%) Data Mining
12 18 (27.69%) Degree
13 17 (26.15%) Kinect
14 16 (24.62%) Analytical Skills
14 16 (24.62%) Statistical Analysis
15 14 (21.54%) C#
15 14 (21.54%) Stochastic Modelling
15 14 (21.54%) CUDA
15 14 (21.54%) Service Design
16 13 (20.00%) SQL
17 11 (16.92%) MS Excel
17 11 (16.92%) OO
17 11 (16.92%) Image Processing
17 11 (16.92%) Computer Vision
17 11 (16.92%) Augmented Reality
17 11 (16.92%) OpenCV
18 10 (15.38%) Marketing
19 9 (13.85%) Business Intelligence

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 3 (4.62%) SAS
2 2 (3.08%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 11 (16.92%) MS Excel
2 3 (4.62%) SPSS
3 1 (1.54%) S-PLUS
3 1 (1.54%) Stata
Business Applications
1 2 (3.08%) SAP Oil and Gas
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (38.46%) Big Data
2 19 (29.23%) Data Mining
3 7 (10.77%) Hadoop
3 7 (10.77%) Relational Database
4 6 (9.23%) NoSQL
4 6 (9.23%) SQL Server
5 3 (4.62%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (3.08%) Base SAS
7 1 (1.54%) RDBMS
7 1 (1.54%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (1.54%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 2 (3.08%) Git (software)
1 2 (3.08%) Jenkins
1 2 (3.08%) Moq
General
1 10 (15.38%) Marketing
2 5 (7.69%) Finance
3 3 (4.62%) Banking
4 2 (3.08%) Advertising
4 2 (3.08%) Electronics
4 2 (3.08%) International Banking
4 2 (3.08%) Manufacturing
4 2 (3.08%) Retail
4 2 (3.08%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.54%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 17 (26.15%) Data Scientist
2 14 (21.54%) Machine Learning Engineer
2 14 (21.54%) MATLAB Engineer
3 11 (16.92%) Computer Engineer
3 11 (16.92%) Computer Vision Engineer
3 11 (16.92%) Java Engineer
4 7 (10.77%) Senior Data Scientist
5 3 (4.62%) Developer
6 2 (3.08%) Analyst
6 2 (3.08%) Credit Analyst
6 2 (3.08%) Credit Risk Analyst
6 2 (3.08%) Full Stack Developer
6 2 (3.08%) Risk Analyst
7 1 (1.54%) Automation Tester
7 1 (1.54%) C# Developer
7 1 (1.54%) Software Test Engineer
7 1 (1.54%) Software Tester
7 1 (1.54%) Test Automation Engineer
7 1 (1.54%) Test Engineer
7 1 (1.54%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (16.92%) OpenCV
2 4 (6.15%) Celery
2 4 (6.15%) Django
3 2 (3.08%) .NET
3 2 (3.08%) AngularJS
3 2 (3.08%) Autofac
4 1 (1.54%) Natural Language Processing
4 1 (1.54%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 34 (52.31%) Algorithms
1 34 (52.31%) Computer Science
2 23 (35.38%) Statistics
3 17 (26.15%) Kinect
4 16 (24.62%) Analytical Skills
5 14 (21.54%) CUDA
6 11 (16.92%) Augmented Reality
7 8 (12.31%) Mathematics
7 8 (12.31%) Physics
8 5 (7.69%) Credit Risk
9 2 (3.08%) Neural Network
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (58.46%) Machine Learning
2 26 (40.00%) Analytics
3 20 (30.77%) Data Analysis
4 16 (24.62%) Statistical Analysis
5 14 (21.54%) Service Design
5 14 (21.54%) Stochastic Modelling
6 11 (16.92%) Computer Vision
6 11 (16.92%) Image Processing
6 11 (16.92%) OO
7 9 (13.85%) Business Intelligence
8 5 (7.69%) Data Modelling
8 5 (7.69%) E-Commerce
8 5 (7.69%) Statistical Modelling
9 3 (4.62%) Web Analytics
10 2 (3.08%) Bioinformatics
10 2 (3.08%) Econometrics
10 2 (3.08%) Logistics
10 2 (3.08%) Migration
10 2 (3.08%) Risk Management
10 2 (3.08%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 43 (66.15%) C++
2 33 (50.77%) MATLAB
3 32 (49.23%) Java
4 30 (46.15%) Python
5 26 (40.00%) R
6 14 (21.54%) C#
7 13 (20.00%) SQL
8 7 (10.77%) Perl
9 3 (4.62%) C
10 2 (3.08%) Scala
Qualifications
1 18 (27.69%) Degree
2 1 (1.54%) ISEB
2 1 (1.54%) ISTQB
2 1 (1.54%) Postgraduate
Vendors
1 4 (6.15%) Cloudera
1 4 (6.15%) Hortonworks
2 2 (3.08%) DevExpress
2 2 (3.08%) SAP
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