The table below looks at the statistics for PhD in IT jobs advertised for the South East region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited PhD over the 3 months to 31 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
PhD
Rank 377 342 359
Rank change year-on-year
-35 +17
Permanent jobs citing PhD 66 102 87
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 0.32% 0.45% 0.39%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.01% 1.34% 1.21%
Number of salaries quoted 66 91 66
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £28,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £50,000 £52,750
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
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 South East region.

Qualifications Category
South East
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
6524 7618 7203
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 31.46% 33.64% 32.67%
Number of salaries quoted 5108 5857 5797
Average salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +1.19%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £26,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%

PhD
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

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

PhD Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

PhD
Salary Trend in the South East

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

PhD Salary Trend in the South East

PhD
Salary Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing PhD across the South East region over the 3 months to 31 July 2015.

PhD Salary Histogram in the South East

PhD
Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing PhD within the South East region over the 3 months to 31 July 2015. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Surrey -24 20 £46,000 +35.29% 1
Buckinghamshire +7 15 £40,000 - 1
West Sussex - 11 £35,000 -
Berkshire +11 10 £40,000 -20.00% 1
Hampshire -1 8 £32,500 +8.33%
Oxfordshire +3 5 £45,000 +5.88% 4
PhD
England

PhD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT jobs across the South East 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 80 (63.49%) C++
2 74 (58.73%) Degree
3 73 (57.94%) Mathematics
4 70 (55.56%) Computer Science
5 64 (50.79%) Software Engineering
6 48 (38.10%) Physics
7 47 (37.30%) C#
8 45 (35.71%) C
8 45 (35.71%) Linux
8 45 (35.71%) Python
9 41 (32.54%) Agile Software Development
10 40 (31.75%) Windows
11 35 (27.78%) Algorithms
12 33 (26.19%) Visual Studio
13 30 (23.81%) SQL
14 27 (21.43%) Java
15 23 (18.25%) MATLAB
16 21 (16.67%) Project Management
17 20 (15.87%) Games
18 19 (15.08%) UNIX
19 18 (14.29%) Electronics
19 18 (14.29%) Statistics
19 18 (14.29%) Signal Processing
20 17 (13.49%) Microsoft
20 17 (13.49%) JavaScript
21 16 (12.70%) HTML
21 16 (12.70%) Analytical Skills
21 16 (12.70%) Image Processing
22 15 (11.90%) jQuery
23 14 (11.11%) Data Analysis

PhD
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT jobs across the South East 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.

Application Platforms
1 5 (3.97%) SAS
2 2 (1.59%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 4 (3.17%) MS Excel
1 4 (3.17%) Simulink
2 3 (2.38%) SPSS
Cloud Services
1 6 (4.76%) SaaS
2 3 (2.38%) Google Analytics
2 3 (2.38%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (6.35%) Wireless
2 7 (5.56%) Software-Defined Radio
3 3 (2.38%) Ethernet
3 3 (2.38%) HTTP
3 3 (2.38%) SAN
4 2 (1.59%) Internet
4 2 (1.59%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.79%) 3GPP
5 1 (0.79%) 3G
5 1 (0.79%) 802.11
5 1 (0.79%) 2G
5 1 (0.79%) MIMO
5 1 (0.79%) LTE
5 1 (0.79%) 4G
5 1 (0.79%) Modbus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (3.97%) Hadoop
1 5 (3.97%) Big Data
2 4 (3.17%) Data Warehouse
2 4 (3.17%) Relational Database
3 3 (2.38%) MySQL
4 2 (1.59%) Data Mining
4 2 (1.59%) Base SAS
4 2 (1.59%) SAS Enterprise Miner
4 2 (1.59%) Oracle Database
4 2 (1.59%) Apache Hive
5 1 (0.79%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 33 (26.19%) Visual Studio
2 6 (4.76%) Selenium
2 6 (4.76%) Team Foundation Server
3 5 (3.97%) Rational DOORS
4 3 (2.38%) YourKit
4 3 (2.38%) Eclipse
4 3 (2.38%) Maven
5 2 (1.59%) JIRA
6 1 (0.79%) Git (software)
General
1 20 (15.87%) Games
2 18 (14.29%) Electronics
3 9 (7.14%) Finance
4 6 (4.76%) Telecoms
4 6 (4.76%) Military
5 2 (1.59%) Marketing
6 1 (0.79%) Retail
6 1 (0.79%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 59 (46.83%) Software Engineer
2 23 (18.25%) C++ Software Engineer
3 20 (15.87%) Developer
4 15 (11.90%) Graduate
5 14 (11.11%) Graduate Software Engineer
6 9 (7.14%) Research Engineer
7 8 (6.35%) Data Scientist
7 8 (6.35%) Senior Software Engineer
8 7 (5.56%) FPGA Developer
9 6 (4.76%) Automation Engineer
9 6 (4.76%) C# .NET Developer
9 6 (4.76%) C# Developer
9 6 (4.76%) Systems Engineer
9 6 (4.76%) Software Developer
9 6 (4.76%) C# Software Developer
9 6 (4.76%) C# ASP.NET Developer
10 4 (3.17%) Software Manager
10 4 (3.17%) Software Programmer
10 4 (3.17%) C++ Programmer
10 4 (3.17%) Software Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (12.70%) HTML
2 15 (11.90%) jQuery
3 13 (10.32%) .NET
4 12 (9.52%) ASP.NET
5 10 (7.94%) XML
5 10 (7.94%) OpenGL
6 9 (7.14%) WCF
6 9 (7.14%) WPF
7 7 (5.56%) JSP
8 6 (4.76%) STL
8 6 (4.76%) CSS
8 6 (4.76%) MFC
8 6 (4.76%) Hibernate
8 6 (4.76%) Spring
8 6 (4.76%) Ajax
8 6 (4.76%) .NET Framework
8 6 (4.76%) Silverlight
8 6 (4.76%) Spring MVC
8 6 (4.76%) Boost C++ Libraries
8 6 (4.76%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 73 (57.94%) Mathematics
2 70 (55.56%) Computer Science
3 48 (38.10%) Physics
4 35 (27.78%) Algorithms
5 18 (14.29%) Statistics
6 16 (12.70%) Analytical Skills
7 12 (9.52%) Visualisation
8 11 (8.73%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
9 10 (7.94%) Artificial Intelligence
10 7 (5.56%) VHDL
11 6 (4.76%) Embedded Systems
12 5 (3.97%) Biometrics
12 5 (3.97%) Chemistry
13 4 (3.17%) 3D Graphics
13 4 (3.17%) Economics
14 3 (2.38%) Management Information System
14 3 (2.38%) Applied Mathematics
14 3 (2.38%) CUDA
14 3 (2.38%) Mobile App
15 2 (1.59%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 45 (35.71%) Linux
2 40 (31.75%) Windows
3 19 (15.08%) UNIX
4 2 (1.59%) Solaris
5 1 (0.79%) Windows CE
Processes & Methodologies
1 64 (50.79%) Software Engineering
2 41 (32.54%) Agile Software Development
3 21 (16.67%) Project Management
4 18 (14.29%) Signal Processing
5 16 (12.70%) Image Processing
6 14 (11.11%) Data Analysis
7 13 (10.32%) Scrum
8 12 (9.52%) Multithreading
8 12 (9.52%) Machine Learning
9 11 (8.73%) Analytics
9 11 (8.73%) Pattern Recognition
9 11 (8.73%) Test Automation
9 11 (8.73%) Digital Signal Processing
10 10 (7.94%) Information Security
11 9 (7.14%) OO
11 9 (7.14%) Kalman Filter
12 7 (5.56%) Test Scripting
12 7 (5.56%) Operations Research
12 7 (5.56%) Web Development
13 6 (4.76%) Security Testing
Programming Languages
1 80 (63.49%) C++
2 47 (37.30%) C#
3 45 (35.71%) C
3 45 (35.71%) Python
4 30 (23.81%) SQL
5 27 (21.43%) Java
6 23 (18.25%) MATLAB
7 17 (13.49%) JavaScript
8 6 (4.76%) R
9 4 (3.17%) HLSL
9 4 (3.17%) Embedded C
10 3 (2.38%) Ruby
11 2 (1.59%) Embedded C++
11 2 (1.59%) Fortran
11 2 (1.59%) VB
12 1 (0.79%) Perl
12 1 (0.79%) Delphi
12 1 (0.79%) Pascal
12 1 (0.79%) Scala
Qualifications
1 74 (58.73%) Degree
2 9 (7.14%) Security Cleared
3 4 (3.17%) HNC
4 3 (2.38%) HND
4 3 (2.38%) SC Cleared
5 2 (1.59%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.79%) Postgraduate
System Software
1 5 (3.97%) Firmware
2 2 (1.59%) HDFS
Vendors
1 17 (13.49%) Microsoft
2 7 (5.56%) Oracle
3 3 (2.38%) Google
3 3 (2.38%) Facebook
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