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 21 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
21 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
PhD
England / North West
Rank 220 213 254
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +41
Permanent jobs citing PhD 31 15 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.52% 0.27% 0.087%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.24% 1.01% 0.33%
Number of salaries quoted 26 10 3
Median salary £52,500 £41,250 £39,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+27.27% +5.76%
UK excluding London median salary £50,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+17.64% -

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
1386 1488 1797
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 23.28% 26.69% 26.11%
Number of salaries quoted 1016 1179 1451
Median salary £40,000 £37,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £23,500 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,000 £57,930 £57,500
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 21 February 2017.

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 21 February 2017. 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 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 -13 26 £50,000 +33.33% 3
Cheshire +13 3 £52,500 +23.52% 1
Merseyside - 1 £55,000 - 1
PhD
England

PhD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 21 February 2017, 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 44 (74.58%) Python
2 37 (62.71%) Machine Learning
3 34 (57.63%) R
4 29 (49.15%) Analytics
5 28 (47.46%) SQL
5 28 (47.46%) Mathematics
6 27 (45.76%) Statistics
7 26 (44.07%) Big Data
8 24 (40.68%) Algorithms
9 22 (37.29%) MATLAB
10 20 (33.90%) Degree
10 20 (33.90%) Decision Tree
11 16 (27.12%) Relational Database
11 16 (27.12%) Agile Software Development
11 16 (27.12%) C++
12 15 (25.42%) Computer Science
12 15 (25.42%) Predictive Modelling
13 14 (23.73%) Hadoop
13 14 (23.73%) Visualisation
13 14 (23.73%) SAS
14 12 (20.34%) Neural Network
14 12 (20.34%) NoSQL
14 12 (20.34%) Tableau
14 12 (20.34%) Analytical Skills
14 12 (20.34%) Data Analytics
15 11 (18.64%) Data Analysis
15 11 (18.64%) C
16 10 (16.95%) Data Modelling
16 10 (16.95%) Perl
16 10 (16.95%) 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 14 (23.73%) SAS
2 7 (11.86%) Apache Spark
3 3 (5.08%) Apache Pig
Applications
1 8 (13.56%) SPSS
2 2 (3.39%) S-PLUS
2 2 (3.39%) Stata
Business Applications
1 1 (1.69%) SAP Oil and Gas
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (44.07%) Big Data
2 16 (27.12%) Relational Database
3 14 (23.73%) Hadoop
4 12 (20.34%) NoSQL
5 8 (13.56%) SQL Server
6 6 (10.17%) Data Mining
7 3 (5.08%) Apache Hive
7 3 (5.08%) QlikView
8 2 (3.39%) Apache Cassandra
8 2 (3.39%) HBase
8 2 (3.39%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 1 (1.69%) Git (software)
1 1 (1.69%) Jenkins
1 1 (1.69%) Moq
General
1 10 (16.95%) Marketing
2 7 (11.86%) Advertising
2 7 (11.86%) Retail
3 4 (6.78%) Games
4 1 (1.69%) Electronics
4 1 (1.69%) Finance
4 1 (1.69%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.69%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 38 (64.41%) Data Scientist
2 19 (32.20%) Senior Data Scientist
3 9 (15.25%) Data Modeller
4 4 (6.78%) Embedded Engineer
4 4 (6.78%) Senior Data Modeller
5 3 (5.08%) Machine Learning Scientist
6 1 (1.69%) Analyst
6 1 (1.69%) Computer Engineer
6 1 (1.69%) Computer Vision Engineer
6 1 (1.69%) Data Analyst
6 1 (1.69%) Developer
6 1 (1.69%) Full Stack Developer
6 1 (1.69%) Head of Analytics
6 1 (1.69%) Head of Data Analytics
6 1 (1.69%) Head of Development
6 1 (1.69%) Research Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (10.17%) Celery
1 6 (10.17%) Django
2 3 (5.08%) Natural Language Processing
3 2 (3.39%) OpenGL
4 1 (1.69%) .NET
4 1 (1.69%) AngularJS
4 1 (1.69%) Autofac
4 1 (1.69%) OpenGL ES
4 1 (1.69%) WebGL
Miscellaneous
1 24 (40.68%) Algorithms
2 15 (25.42%) Computer Science
3 12 (20.34%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (6.78%) Embedded Systems
5 2 (3.39%) Credit Risk
6 1 (1.69%) Augmented Reality
Operating Systems
1 2 (3.39%) Linux
1 2 (3.39%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (62.71%) Machine Learning
2 29 (49.15%) Analytics
3 28 (47.46%) Mathematics
4 27 (45.76%) Statistics
5 20 (33.90%) Decision Tree
6 16 (27.12%) Agile Software Development
7 15 (25.42%) Predictive Modelling
8 14 (23.73%) Visualisation
9 12 (20.34%) Data Analytics
9 12 (20.34%) Neural Network
10 11 (18.64%) Data Analysis
11 10 (16.95%) Business Intelligence
11 10 (16.95%) Data Modelling
11 10 (16.95%) Linear Regression
11 10 (16.95%) Logistic Regression
11 10 (16.95%) Statistical Analysis
12 9 (15.25%) Big Data Analytics
12 9 (15.25%) Open Source
13 8 (13.56%) Operations Research
13 8 (13.56%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 44 (74.58%) Python
2 34 (57.63%) R
3 28 (47.46%) SQL
4 22 (37.29%) MATLAB
5 16 (27.12%) C++
6 11 (18.64%) C
7 10 (16.95%) Perl
8 7 (11.86%) Scala
9 6 (10.17%) Java
10 3 (5.08%) C#
10 3 (5.08%) VBA
11 1 (1.69%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 20 (33.90%) Degree
2 7 (11.86%) Postgraduate
Vendors
1 12 (20.34%) Tableau
2 6 (10.17%) Cloudera
2 6 (10.17%) Hortonworks
3 2 (3.39%) Splunk
4 1 (1.69%) DevExpress
4 1 (1.69%) SAP
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