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 3 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
3 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
PhD
Rank 48 45 67
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +22
Permanent jobs citing PhD 25 34 22
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Oxford 3.44% 4.42% 2.26%
As % of the Qualifications category 13.02% 16.11% 8.09%
Number of salaries quoted 23 29 18
Average salary £40,000 £47,500 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-15.78% -
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £35,000 £45,250
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £57,500 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £42,500 £38,250
% change year-on-year
-5.88% +11.11%
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
192 211 272
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Oxford 26.41% 27.44% 27.95%
Number of salaries quoted 151 176 239
Average salary £40,000 £45,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-11.11% -
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £30,700 £27,850
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 3 March 2015.

PhD Salary Histogram in Oxford

PhD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxford

For the 6 months to 3 March 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 53 (77.94%) C++
2 36 (52.94%) C
3 34 (50.00%) Mathematics
4 30 (44.12%) Physics
5 28 (41.18%) Algorithms
6 23 (33.82%) Python
7 21 (30.88%) MATLAB
7 21 (30.88%) Signal Processing
8 20 (29.41%) Computer Science
8 20 (29.41%) Perl
9 19 (27.94%) Agile Software Development
9 19 (27.94%) Software Engineering
10 17 (25.00%) C#
11 16 (23.53%) Data Analysis
12 15 (22.06%) Visualisation
13 14 (20.59%) R
13 14 (20.59%) Analytics
13 14 (20.59%) Kalman Filter
14 13 (19.12%) Analytical Skills
14 13 (19.12%) Statistical Modelling
15 11 (16.18%) Microsoft
16 10 (14.71%) Machine Learning
17 9 (13.24%) Chemistry
17 9 (13.24%) Statistics
17 9 (13.24%) Degree
18 8 (11.76%) Data Visualisation
18 8 (11.76%) Windows
18 8 (11.76%) Hidden Markov Model
19 7 (10.29%) MS Excel
19 7 (10.29%) Parallel Computing

PhD
Top Related IT Skills in Oxford by Category

For the 6 months to 3 March 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 7 (10.29%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.94%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (2.94%) MS Office
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (5.88%) SQL Server
1 4 (5.88%) SQL Server 2012
2 3 (4.41%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 4 (5.88%) Visual Studio
General
1 3 (4.41%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 15 (22.06%) Software Engineer
1 15 (22.06%) Research Engineer
2 14 (20.59%) Developer
3 13 (19.12%) Research Scientist
4 8 (11.76%) C++ Software Engineer
5 5 (7.35%) Software Project Manager
5 5 (7.35%) Software Manager
5 5 (7.35%) Project Manager
6 4 (5.88%) Analyst
6 4 (5.88%) C# Developer
6 4 (5.88%) C# .NET Developer
7 3 (4.41%) Data Scientist
7 3 (4.41%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 2 (2.94%) Research Analyst
8 2 (2.94%) Graduate
8 2 (2.94%) .NET Developer
8 2 (2.94%) C++ Developer
9 1 (1.47%) Data Analyst
9 1 (1.47%) .NET Software Engineer
9 1 (1.47%) C# Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (5.88%) HTML
1 4 (5.88%) .NET
1 4 (5.88%) ASP.NET
1 4 (5.88%) CSS
1 4 (5.88%) jQuery
1 4 (5.88%) HTML5
1 4 (5.88%) CSS3
1 4 (5.88%) AngularJS
2 3 (4.41%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 34 (50.00%) Mathematics
2 30 (44.12%) Physics
3 28 (41.18%) Algorithms
4 20 (29.41%) Computer Science
5 15 (22.06%) Visualisation
6 13 (19.12%) Analytical Skills
7 9 (13.24%) Statistics
7 9 (13.24%) Chemistry
8 6 (8.82%) Biometrics
9 3 (4.41%) Artificial Intelligence
10 2 (2.94%) Economics
Operating Systems
1 8 (11.76%) Windows
2 5 (7.35%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (30.88%) Signal Processing
2 19 (27.94%) Software Engineering
2 19 (27.94%) Agile Software Development
3 16 (23.53%) Data Analysis
4 14 (20.59%) Analytics
4 14 (20.59%) Kalman Filter
5 13 (19.12%) Statistical Modelling
6 10 (14.71%) Machine Learning
7 8 (11.76%) Data Visualisation
7 8 (11.76%) Hidden Markov Model
8 7 (10.29%) Parallel Computing
9 6 (8.82%) OpenUP
9 6 (8.82%) Speech Recognition
9 6 (8.82%) DNA
9 6 (8.82%) Technical Analysis
10 5 (7.35%) Project Management
10 5 (7.35%) PRINCE2
11 4 (5.88%) MVC
12 3 (4.41%) Data Modelling
13 1 (1.47%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 53 (77.94%) C++
2 36 (52.94%) C
3 23 (33.82%) Python
4 21 (30.88%) MATLAB
5 20 (29.41%) Perl
6 17 (25.00%) C#
7 14 (20.59%) R
8 6 (8.82%) SQL
9 4 (5.88%) JavaScript
10 2 (2.94%) VB
11 1 (1.47%) Fortran
11 1 (1.47%) Java
Qualifications
1 9 (13.24%) Degree
2 4 (5.88%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (1.47%) VCP4
Vendors
1 11 (16.18%) Microsoft
2 2 (2.94%) Cognos