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 29 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
29 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
PhD
Rank 201 248 -
Rank change year-on-year
+47 -
Permanent jobs citing PhD 31 1 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.57% 0.016% -
As % of the Qualifications category 2.26% 0.061% -
Number of salaries quoted 30 1 0
Median salary £40,000 £36,500 -
Median salary % change year-on-year
+9.58% -
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -5.88%
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
1374 1631 1584
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 25.23% 25.99% 22.76%
Number of salaries quoted 1151 1293 1219
Median salary £42,500 £40,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% +14.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,500 £24,000 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £54,800 £62,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

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 29 May 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 29 May 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 - 31 £40,000 - 4
PhD
England

PhD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 30 (65.22%) C++
2 27 (58.70%) Computer Science
3 26 (56.52%) Algorithms
4 25 (54.35%) Machine Learning
5 24 (52.17%) Java
6 21 (45.65%) Degree
7 17 (36.96%) Python
8 14 (30.43%) Big Data
9 12 (26.09%) Analytics
9 12 (26.09%) Kinect
9 12 (26.09%) Data Mining
9 12 (26.09%) OO
9 12 (26.09%) MATLAB
9 12 (26.09%) Data Analysis
9 12 (26.09%) Statistics
10 9 (19.57%) C#
10 9 (19.57%) Analytical Skills
11 8 (17.39%) Statistical Analysis
11 8 (17.39%) R
12 7 (15.22%) Software Engineering
12 7 (15.22%) Mathematics
13 6 (13.04%) Stochastic Modelling
13 6 (13.04%) Service Design
13 6 (13.04%) Marketing
13 6 (13.04%) CUDA
13 6 (13.04%) SQL
14 5 (10.87%) PMI
14 5 (10.87%) PMI Certification
14 5 (10.87%) Agile Software Development
14 5 (10.87%) MS Excel

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 1 (2.17%) Node.js
1 1 (2.17%) SAS
Applications
1 5 (10.87%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (4.35%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.35%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (2.17%) Amazon ElastiCache
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.17%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (30.43%) Big Data
2 12 (26.09%) Data Mining
3 3 (6.52%) Hadoop
4 2 (4.35%) Apache Cassandra
4 2 (4.35%) NoSQL
4 2 (4.35%) Relational Database
4 2 (4.35%) Spotfire
4 2 (4.35%) Text Mining
5 1 (2.17%) Base SAS
5 1 (2.17%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (2.17%) MySQL
5 1 (2.17%) Redis
Development Applications
1 1 (2.17%) Selenium
1 1 (2.17%) Visual Studio
General
1 6 (13.04%) Marketing
2 4 (8.70%) Finance
3 3 (6.52%) Advertising
4 2 (4.35%) Banking
4 2 (4.35%) Electronics
4 2 (4.35%) Manufacturing
4 2 (4.35%) Retail
4 2 (4.35%) Telecoms
5 1 (2.17%) Games
5 1 (2.17%) International Banking
5 1 (2.17%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 13 (28.26%) Data Scientist
2 7 (15.22%) Machine Learning Engineer
3 6 (13.04%) MATLAB Engineer
3 6 (13.04%) Software Engineer
4 5 (10.87%) Audio Engineer
4 5 (10.87%) Audio Software Engineer
4 5 (10.87%) Computer Engineer
4 5 (10.87%) Java Engineer
5 3 (6.52%) Analyst
6 2 (4.35%) Data Analyst
6 2 (4.35%) Developer
7 1 (2.17%) .NET Developer
7 1 (2.17%) ASP.NET Developer
7 1 (2.17%) C# Developer
7 1 (2.17%) Credit Analyst
7 1 (2.17%) Java Developer
7 1 (2.17%) Risk Analyst
7 1 (2.17%) Software Test Engineer
7 1 (2.17%) Software Tester
7 1 (2.17%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (10.87%) OpenCV
2 3 (6.52%) Web Services
3 2 (4.35%) Natural Language Processing
3 2 (4.35%) REST
4 1 (2.17%) .NET
4 1 (2.17%) AngularJS
4 1 (2.17%) ASP.NET
4 1 (2.17%) ASP.NET MVC 4
4 1 (2.17%) CSS
4 1 (2.17%) CSS3
4 1 (2.17%) EJB
4 1 (2.17%) HTML
4 1 (2.17%) J2EE
4 1 (2.17%) JMS
4 1 (2.17%) KnockoutJS
4 1 (2.17%) MEAN Stack
4 1 (2.17%) Meteor
4 1 (2.17%) Spring Boot
4 1 (2.17%) XML
4 1 (2.17%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 27 (58.70%) Computer Science
2 26 (56.52%) Algorithms
3 12 (26.09%) Kinect
3 12 (26.09%) Statistics
4 9 (19.57%) Analytical Skills
5 7 (15.22%) Mathematics
6 6 (13.04%) CUDA
7 5 (10.87%) Augmented Reality
7 5 (10.87%) PMI
8 3 (6.52%) Physics
9 2 (4.35%) Mobile App
9 2 (4.35%) Neural Network
9 2 (4.35%) Telematics
9 2 (4.35%) Visualisation
10 1 (2.17%) Clustering
10 1 (2.17%) Credit Risk
10 1 (2.17%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 2 (4.35%) Android
1 2 (4.35%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (54.35%) Machine Learning
2 12 (26.09%) Analytics
2 12 (26.09%) Data Analysis
2 12 (26.09%) OO
3 8 (17.39%) Statistical Analysis
4 7 (15.22%) Software Engineering
5 6 (13.04%) Service Design
5 6 (13.04%) Stochastic Modelling
6 5 (10.87%) Agile Software Development
6 5 (10.87%) Image Processing
6 5 (10.87%) Signal Processing
7 4 (8.70%) Business Intelligence
7 4 (8.70%) Data Management
8 3 (6.52%) Bioinformatics
8 3 (6.52%) Data Modelling
8 3 (6.52%) Product Management
9 2 (4.35%) Econometrics
9 2 (4.35%) MVC
9 2 (4.35%) OOP
9 2 (4.35%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 30 (65.22%) C++
2 24 (52.17%) Java
3 17 (36.96%) Python
4 12 (26.09%) MATLAB
5 9 (19.57%) C#
6 8 (17.39%) R
7 6 (13.04%) SQL
8 3 (6.52%) C
9 2 (4.35%) JavaScript
10 1 (2.17%) Go
10 1 (2.17%) Perl
10 1 (2.17%) PHP
10 1 (2.17%) Ruby
10 1 (2.17%) Scala
Qualifications
1 21 (45.65%) Degree
2 5 (10.87%) PMI Certification
3 1 (2.17%) ISEB
3 1 (2.17%) ISTQB
3 1 (2.17%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.35%) QA
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1 2 (4.35%) SAP
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