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 6 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
6 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
PhD
Rank 385 322 356
Rank change year-on-year
-63 +34
Permanent jobs citing PhD 56 133 88
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 0.26% 0.57% 0.39%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.85% 1.72% 1.20%
Number of salaries quoted 49 128 64
Average salary £40,000 £50,000 £38,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-20.00% +29.87%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £30,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £64,500 £57,500 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £42,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-5.88% +13.33%
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
6598 7716 7352
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 31.15% 33.19% 32.96%
Number of salaries quoted 4926 6133 5879
Average salary £45,000 £43,500 £41,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.44% +4.81%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £27,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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 6 May 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 6 May 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
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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 +19 15 £46,750 +55.83% 2
Hampshire -2 15 £32,500 -35.00%
Buckinghamshire - 9 £40,000 -
Berkshire +5 8 £50,000 +5.26% 2
Oxfordshire -64 8 £32,500 -40.90% 1
Middlesex - 1 £75,000 -
PhD
England

PhD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 6 May 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 88 (56.05%) C++
2 76 (48.41%) Mathematics
3 74 (47.13%) Software Engineering
4 71 (45.22%) Computer Science
5 70 (44.59%) C
6 66 (42.04%) Degree
7 52 (33.12%) Algorithms
8 51 (32.48%) Python
9 42 (26.75%) Linux
10 37 (23.57%) Agile Software Development
11 36 (22.93%) C#
12 35 (22.29%) SQL
13 32 (20.38%) Physics
14 30 (19.11%) Java
14 30 (19.11%) Windows
15 29 (18.47%) Project Management
16 28 (17.83%) MATLAB
16 28 (17.83%) Data Analysis
17 23 (14.65%) Signal Processing
18 22 (14.01%) Statistics
18 22 (14.01%) UNIX
19 21 (13.38%) Microsoft
19 21 (13.38%) Analytics
20 19 (12.10%) Analytical Skills
21 16 (10.19%) Test Automation
21 16 (10.19%) Machine Learning
22 15 (9.55%) HNC
23 14 (8.92%) HND
23 14 (8.92%) Visual Studio
24 13 (8.28%) Oracle

PhD
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 6 May 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 8 (5.10%) SAS
2 1 (0.64%) SharePoint
Applications
1 7 (4.46%) MS Excel
2 6 (3.82%) SPSS
3 2 (1.27%) Simulink
4 1 (0.64%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.91%) Google Analytics
1 3 (1.91%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (1.91%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (4.46%) Wireless
2 3 (1.91%) Bluetooth
2 3 (1.91%) HTTP
2 3 (1.91%) SAN
2 3 (1.91%) 3G
2 3 (1.91%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (0.64%) Software-Defined Radio
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (5.10%) Data Mining
2 7 (4.46%) Data Warehouse
3 5 (3.18%) Oracle Database
3 5 (3.18%) Relational Database
4 4 (2.55%) SQL Server
4 4 (2.55%) Hadoop
5 3 (1.91%) Big Data
5 3 (1.91%) SQL Server 2012
5 3 (1.91%) MySQL
6 2 (1.27%) Base SAS
6 2 (1.27%) SAS Enterprise Miner
6 2 (1.27%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 14 (8.92%) Visual Studio
2 8 (5.10%) Eclipse
3 6 (3.82%) JIRA
4 5 (3.18%) Rational DOORS
5 3 (1.91%) YourKit
5 3 (1.91%) Team Foundation Server
5 3 (1.91%) Selenium
5 3 (1.91%) Maven
6 2 (1.27%) Git (software)
General
1 11 (7.01%) Telecoms
2 9 (5.73%) Electronics
2 9 (5.73%) Marketing
3 7 (4.46%) Finance
4 5 (3.18%) Games
5 4 (2.55%) Military
6 1 (0.64%) Retail
6 1 (0.64%) Automotive
6 1 (0.64%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 67 (42.68%) Software Engineer
2 25 (15.92%) Developer
3 17 (10.83%) Graduate
3 17 (10.83%) Research Engineer
4 16 (10.19%) Graduate Software Engineer
5 12 (7.64%) Senior Software Engineer
6 10 (6.37%) C++ Software Engineer
7 9 (5.73%) Java Developer
8 8 (5.10%) Software Developer
8 8 (5.10%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 8 (5.10%) Design Engineer
8 8 (5.10%) Data Scientist
9 6 (3.82%) Research Scientist
10 5 (3.18%) C# .NET Developer
10 5 (3.18%) Enterprise Data Architect
10 5 (3.18%) Software Manager
10 5 (3.18%) Senior Developer
10 5 (3.18%) Architect
10 5 (3.18%) Project Manager
10 5 (3.18%) Data Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (7.64%) .NET
2 9 (5.73%) HTML
3 8 (5.10%) ASP.NET
3 8 (5.10%) XML
3 8 (5.10%) jQuery
4 7 (4.46%) J2EE
5 6 (3.82%) CSS
5 6 (3.82%) .NET Framework
6 5 (3.18%) Java EE
6 5 (3.18%) WPF
6 5 (3.18%) GWT
6 5 (3.18%) HTML5
7 4 (2.55%) WCF
7 4 (2.55%) Boost C++ Libraries
7 4 (2.55%) STL
8 3 (1.91%) Web Services
8 3 (1.91%) MFC
8 3 (1.91%) Spring MVC
8 3 (1.91%) Hibernate
8 3 (1.91%) Lucene
Miscellaneous
1 76 (48.41%) Mathematics
2 71 (45.22%) Computer Science
3 52 (33.12%) Algorithms
4 32 (20.38%) Physics
5 22 (14.01%) Statistics
6 19 (12.10%) Analytical Skills
7 13 (8.28%) Visualisation
8 10 (6.37%) iDTV
8 10 (6.37%) BBC
9 8 (5.10%) Chemistry
10 7 (4.46%) Biometrics
11 6 (3.82%) Life Science
12 5 (3.18%) Applied Mathematics
12 5 (3.18%) Management Information System
12 5 (3.18%) Artificial Intelligence
12 5 (3.18%) Economics
13 4 (2.55%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
14 3 (1.91%) Neural Network
14 3 (1.91%) Data Integration
14 3 (1.91%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 42 (26.75%) Linux
2 30 (19.11%) Windows
3 22 (14.01%) UNIX
4 1 (0.64%) Windows CE
Processes & Methodologies
1 74 (47.13%) Software Engineering
2 37 (23.57%) Agile Software Development
3 29 (18.47%) Project Management
4 28 (17.83%) Data Analysis
5 23 (14.65%) Signal Processing
6 21 (13.38%) Analytics
7 16 (10.19%) Machine Learning
7 16 (10.19%) Test Automation
8 12 (7.64%) Statistical Modelling
8 12 (7.64%) Kalman Filter
9 11 (7.01%) Image Processing
10 10 (6.37%) Operations Research
10 10 (6.37%) OO
11 9 (5.73%) Data Modelling
12 8 (5.10%) Web Development
13 7 (4.46%) OOD
13 7 (4.46%) Digital Signal Processing
14 6 (3.82%) MVC
14 6 (3.82%) Data Management
14 6 (3.82%) Multithreading
Programming Languages
1 88 (56.05%) C++
2 70 (44.59%) C
3 51 (32.48%) Python
4 36 (22.93%) C#
5 35 (22.29%) SQL
6 30 (19.11%) Java
7 28 (17.83%) MATLAB
8 12 (7.64%) JavaScript
9 10 (6.37%) Perl
9 10 (6.37%) R
10 6 (3.82%) Fortran
11 5 (3.18%) Embedded C
11 5 (3.18%) Ruby
11 5 (3.18%) PL/SQL
12 4 (2.55%) Embedded C++
13 3 (1.91%) VB.NET
14 2 (1.27%) Assembly Language
15 1 (0.64%) Groovy
15 1 (0.64%) Scala
15 1 (0.64%) PHP
Qualifications
1 66 (42.04%) Degree
2 15 (9.55%) HNC
3 14 (8.92%) HND
4 13 (8.28%) Security Cleared
5 4 (2.55%) SC Cleared
6 3 (1.91%) DV Cleared
6 3 (1.91%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (0.64%) Postgraduate
System Software
1 6 (3.82%) Firmware
Vendors
1 21 (13.38%) Microsoft
2 13 (8.28%) Oracle
3 8 (5.10%) Google
4 4 (2.55%) Intel
5 3 (1.91%) Atmel
5 3 (1.91%) Facebook
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