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 24 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
PhD
Rank 39 70 72
Rank change year-on-year
+31 +2
Permanent jobs citing PhD 41 19 23
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Oxford 5.39% 2.01% 2.10%
As % of the Qualifications category 18.98% 7.25% 8.61%
Number of salaries quoted 40 16 22
Average salary £43,750 £40,000 £39,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+9.37% +1.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £37,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £40,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
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
216 262 267
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Oxford 28.42% 27.67% 24.34%
Number of salaries quoted 185 219 245
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% -5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £32,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £52,500 £55,000
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 24 December 2014.

PhD Salary Histogram in Oxford

PhD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxford

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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 49 (81.67%) C++
2 31 (51.67%) Mathematics
3 29 (48.33%) C
3 29 (48.33%) Physics
4 25 (41.67%) Python
5 22 (36.67%) Software Engineering
6 21 (35.00%) Perl
6 21 (35.00%) Algorithms
7 19 (31.67%) C#
7 19 (31.67%) Data Analysis
8 17 (28.33%) MATLAB
9 15 (25.00%) Computer Science
9 15 (25.00%) Signal Processing
9 15 (25.00%) R
9 15 (25.00%) Analytics
10 13 (21.67%) Statistical Modelling
10 13 (21.67%) Analytical Skills
11 11 (18.33%) Degree
12 9 (15.00%) Microsoft
13 8 (13.33%) SQL
13 8 (13.33%) Windows
13 8 (13.33%) Visualisation
13 8 (13.33%) Data Visualisation
13 8 (13.33%) Kalman Filter
13 8 (13.33%) Hidden Markov Model
14 7 (11.67%) DNA
14 7 (11.67%) Speech Recognition
14 7 (11.67%) OpenUP
14 7 (11.67%) Parallel Computing
14 7 (11.67%) Technical Analysis

PhD
Top Related IT Skills in Oxford by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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 4 (6.67%) MS Office
1 4 (6.67%) MS Excel
1 4 (6.67%) MS PowerPoint
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (8.33%) SQL Server
1 5 (8.33%) SQL Server 2012
2 2 (3.33%) Data Mining
3 1 (1.67%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (1.67%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 4 (6.67%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (1.67%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 17 (28.33%) Software Engineer
2 16 (26.67%) Developer
3 13 (21.67%) Research Scientist
4 9 (15.00%) C++ Software Engineer
5 8 (13.33%) Research Engineer
6 6 (10.00%) Analyst
7 5 (8.33%) C# Developer
8 4 (6.67%) Graduate
8 4 (6.67%) C# .NET Developer
8 4 (6.67%) Research Analyst
9 3 (5.00%) C# ASP.NET Developer
10 2 (3.33%) Data Scientist
10 2 (3.33%) C# Software Engineer
10 2 (3.33%) .NET Developer
10 2 (3.33%) C++ Developer
11 1 (1.67%) Software Developer
11 1 (1.67%) Data Analyst
11 1 (1.67%) Analyst Developer
11 1 (1.67%) Electronics Engineer
11 1 (1.67%) .NET Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (8.33%) HTML
1 5 (8.33%) .NET
1 5 (8.33%) ASP.NET
1 5 (8.33%) CSS
1 5 (8.33%) HTML5
1 5 (8.33%) CSS3
1 5 (8.33%) AngularJS
2 4 (6.67%) ASP.NET MVC
2 4 (6.67%) jQuery
3 1 (1.67%) RESTful
3 1 (1.67%) KnockoutJS
3 1 (1.67%) Underscore.js
3 1 (1.67%) NumPy
3 1 (1.67%) ASP.NET MVC 4
3 1 (1.67%) Pandas
Miscellaneous
1 31 (51.67%) Mathematics
2 29 (48.33%) Physics
3 21 (35.00%) Algorithms
4 15 (25.00%) Computer Science
5 13 (21.67%) Analytical Skills
6 8 (13.33%) Visualisation
7 5 (8.33%) Chemistry
8 4 (6.67%) Economics
8 4 (6.67%) Statistics
9 2 (3.33%) Artificial Intelligence
10 1 (1.67%) Verilog
Operating Systems
1 8 (13.33%) Windows
2 6 (10.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (36.67%) Software Engineering
2 19 (31.67%) Data Analysis
3 15 (25.00%) Signal Processing
3 15 (25.00%) Analytics
4 13 (21.67%) Statistical Modelling
5 8 (13.33%) Data Visualisation
5 8 (13.33%) Kalman Filter
5 8 (13.33%) Hidden Markov Model
6 7 (11.67%) Technical Analysis
6 7 (11.67%) OpenUP
6 7 (11.67%) Parallel Computing
6 7 (11.67%) Speech Recognition
6 7 (11.67%) DNA
7 6 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
8 5 (8.33%) MVC
9 2 (3.33%) Data Modelling
9 2 (3.33%) Machine Learning
10 1 (1.67%) Continuous Improvement
10 1 (1.67%) Parallel Programming
10 1 (1.67%) Web Analytics
Programming Languages
1 49 (81.67%) C++
2 29 (48.33%) C
3 25 (41.67%) Python
4 21 (35.00%) Perl
5 19 (31.67%) C#
6 17 (28.33%) MATLAB
7 15 (25.00%) R
8 8 (13.33%) SQL
9 5 (8.33%) JavaScript
10 4 (6.67%) VB
11 1 (1.67%) Fortran
11 1 (1.67%) Java
11 1 (1.67%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 11 (18.33%) Degree
2 4 (6.67%) Microsoft Certification
Vendors
1 9 (15.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (6.67%) Cognos
3 1 (1.67%) Cadence