The table below looks at the statistics for PhD in IT jobs advertised for the Oxford region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited PhD over the 3 months to 27 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
PhD
Rank 62 27 72
Rank change year-on-year
-35 +45
Permanent jobs citing PhD 13 86 12
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Oxford 1.71% 9.66% 1.24%
As % of the Qualifications category 6.02% 27.04% 3.85%
Number of salaries quoted 11 83 9
Average salary £35,000 £55,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-36.36% +37.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £40,000 £39,500
10% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £57,500 £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £42,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-5.88% +13.33%
PhD
Oxfordshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in permanent jobs advertised in the Oxford region.

Qualifications Category
Oxford
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
216 318 312
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Oxford 28.38% 35.73% 32.16%
Number of salaries quoted 165 293 263
Average salary £40,000 £44,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-9.09% -2.22%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,900 £32,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

PhD
Jobs Demand Trend in Oxford

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

PhD Jobs Demand Trend in Oxford

PhD
Salary Trend in Oxford

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

PhD Salary Trend in Oxford

PhD
Salary Histogram in Oxford

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing PhD across the Oxford region over the 3 months to 27 April 2015.

PhD Salary Histogram in Oxford

PhD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxford

For the 6 months to 27 April 2015, IT jobs across the Oxford 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 33 (75.00%) C++
2 24 (54.55%) C
3 23 (52.27%) Mathematics
4 19 (43.18%) Physics
4 19 (43.18%) Algorithms
4 19 (43.18%) Agile Software Development
5 15 (34.09%) MATLAB
5 15 (34.09%) Signal Processing
5 15 (34.09%) Computer Science
6 13 (29.55%) Python
7 12 (27.27%) Visualisation
8 11 (25.00%) Software Engineering
8 11 (25.00%) Machine Learning
8 11 (25.00%) Kalman Filter
9 10 (22.73%) Perl
10 8 (18.18%) C#
10 8 (18.18%) Microsoft
10 8 (18.18%) Statistics
10 8 (18.18%) Chemistry
11 7 (15.91%) Analytics
11 7 (15.91%) Analytical Skills
11 7 (15.91%) Statistical Modelling
11 7 (15.91%) R
11 7 (15.91%) Data Analysis
11 7 (15.91%) Biometrics
12 6 (13.64%) Windows
12 6 (13.64%) Parallel Computing
13 5 (11.36%) Degree
13 5 (11.36%) PRINCE2
13 5 (11.36%) MS Excel

PhD
Top Related IT Skills in Oxford by Category

For the 6 months to 27 April 2015, IT jobs across the Oxford 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.

Applications
1 5 (11.36%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (6.82%) SQL Server
1 3 (6.82%) Data Mining
1 3 (6.82%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 3 (6.82%) Visual Studio
General
1 3 (6.82%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 12 (27.27%) Research Engineer
2 8 (18.18%) Software Engineer
3 7 (15.91%) Developer
3 7 (15.91%) Research Scientist
4 5 (11.36%) Project Manager
4 5 (11.36%) Software Project Manager
4 5 (11.36%) Software Manager
5 3 (6.82%) C# .NET Developer
5 3 (6.82%) Data Scientist
5 3 (6.82%) C# Developer
6 2 (4.55%) C++ Software Engineer
6 2 (4.55%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 1 (2.27%) .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (6.82%) HTML
1 3 (6.82%) .NET
1 3 (6.82%) ASP.NET
1 3 (6.82%) CSS
1 3 (6.82%) jQuery
1 3 (6.82%) HTML5
1 3 (6.82%) CSS3
1 3 (6.82%) AngularJS
2 2 (4.55%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 23 (52.27%) Mathematics
2 19 (43.18%) Physics
2 19 (43.18%) Algorithms
3 15 (34.09%) Computer Science
4 12 (27.27%) Visualisation
5 8 (18.18%) Statistics
5 8 (18.18%) Chemistry
6 7 (15.91%) Biometrics
6 7 (15.91%) Analytical Skills
7 3 (6.82%) Artificial Intelligence
Operating Systems
1 6 (13.64%) Windows
2 2 (4.55%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (43.18%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (34.09%) Signal Processing
3 11 (25.00%) Software Engineering
3 11 (25.00%) Machine Learning
3 11 (25.00%) Kalman Filter
4 7 (15.91%) Statistical Modelling
4 7 (15.91%) Analytics
4 7 (15.91%) Data Analysis
5 6 (13.64%) Parallel Computing
6 5 (11.36%) PRINCE2
6 5 (11.36%) Project Management
7 4 (9.09%) Data Visualisation
7 4 (9.09%) Hidden Markov Model
8 3 (6.82%) OpenUP
8 3 (6.82%) Technical Analysis
8 3 (6.82%) MVC
8 3 (6.82%) DNA
8 3 (6.82%) Data Modelling
8 3 (6.82%) Speech Recognition
9 1 (2.27%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 33 (75.00%) C++
2 24 (54.55%) C
3 15 (34.09%) MATLAB
4 13 (29.55%) Python
5 10 (22.73%) Perl
6 8 (18.18%) C#
7 7 (15.91%) R
8 3 (6.82%) SQL
8 3 (6.82%) JavaScript
9 1 (2.27%) Java
Qualifications
1 5 (11.36%) Degree
2 3 (6.82%) Microsoft Certification
Vendors
1 8 (18.18%) Microsoft