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 1 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
PhD
Rank 396 336 340
Rank change year-on-year
-60 +4
Permanent jobs citing PhD 46 115 89
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 0.22% 0.51% 0.42%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.69% 1.53% 1.31%
Number of salaries quoted 46 102 72
Average salary £40,000 £35,250 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+13.47% +0.71%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £28,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £46,000 £50,000 £55,000
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
6671 7498 6806
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 31.49% 33.23% 32.03%
Number of salaries quoted 5315 5711 5480
Average salary £43,500 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.35% -
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £25,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £64,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%

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 1 September 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 1 September 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 -54 12 £43,000 +26.47% 1
Buckinghamshire -20 10 £40,000 +6.66%
Oxfordshire 0 9 £45,000 +25.00% 6
West Sussex - 8 £35,000 -
Berkshire +19 6 £40,000 -20.00%
Hampshire +13 2 £37,500 +25.00%
East Sussex - 1 £37,500 -
PhD
England

PhD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 72 (69.90%) Degree
2 69 (66.99%) C++
3 66 (64.08%) Computer Science
4 60 (58.25%) Mathematics
5 59 (57.28%) Software Engineering
6 46 (44.66%) C#
7 45 (43.69%) Linux
8 42 (40.78%) Physics
9 38 (36.89%) Windows
10 37 (35.92%) Python
11 34 (33.01%) Visual Studio
12 33 (32.04%) Agile Software Development
13 30 (29.13%) C
14 24 (23.30%) Algorithms
15 23 (22.33%) SQL
16 22 (21.36%) Electronics
17 21 (20.39%) Java
18 18 (17.48%) JavaScript
18 18 (17.48%) Games
19 17 (16.50%) HTML
20 16 (15.53%) UNIX
20 16 (15.53%) jQuery
21 15 (14.56%) Image Processing
22 14 (13.59%) Scrum
22 14 (13.59%) .NET
22 14 (13.59%) MATLAB
22 14 (13.59%) Project Management
23 13 (12.62%) ASP.NET
23 13 (12.62%) Signal Processing
24 12 (11.65%) Digital Signal Processing

PhD
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 2 (1.94%) SAS
1 2 (1.94%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 4 (3.88%) Simulink
Cloud Services
1 6 (5.83%) SaaS
2 1 (0.97%) Google Analytics
2 1 (0.97%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (7.77%) Wireless
2 7 (6.80%) Software-Defined Radio
3 3 (2.91%) Ethernet
3 3 (2.91%) HTTP
3 3 (2.91%) SAN
4 2 (1.94%) Internet
4 2 (1.94%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.97%) 3GPP
5 1 (0.97%) 3G
5 1 (0.97%) 802.11
5 1 (0.97%) 2G
5 1 (0.97%) MIMO
5 1 (0.97%) LTE
5 1 (0.97%) 4G
5 1 (0.97%) Modbus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (4.85%) Hadoop
2 3 (2.91%) Big Data
2 3 (2.91%) MySQL
3 2 (1.94%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (1.94%) Base SAS
3 2 (1.94%) SAS Enterprise Miner
3 2 (1.94%) Relational Database
3 2 (1.94%) Apache Hive
4 1 (0.97%) NoSQL
4 1 (0.97%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 34 (33.01%) Visual Studio
2 6 (5.83%) Selenium
2 6 (5.83%) Team Foundation Server
3 5 (4.85%) Rational DOORS
4 3 (2.91%) YourKit
4 3 (2.91%) Eclipse
4 3 (2.91%) Maven
5 1 (0.97%) Git (software)
General
1 22 (21.36%) Electronics
2 18 (17.48%) Games
3 7 (6.80%) Telecoms
4 6 (5.83%) Finance
4 6 (5.83%) Military
5 2 (1.94%) Marketing
6 1 (0.97%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 51 (49.51%) Software Engineer
2 24 (23.30%) C++ Software Engineer
3 23 (22.33%) Developer
4 13 (12.62%) Graduate
5 11 (10.68%) Graduate Software Engineer
6 7 (6.80%) FPGA Developer
7 6 (5.83%) C# Software Developer
7 6 (5.83%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 6 (5.83%) Automation Engineer
7 6 (5.83%) C# .NET Developer
7 6 (5.83%) Software Developer
7 6 (5.83%) Systems Engineer
7 6 (5.83%) C++ Developer
7 6 (5.83%) C# Developer
8 5 (4.85%) Senior Software Engineer
9 4 (3.88%) Programmer
9 4 (3.88%) Software Programmer
9 4 (3.88%) C++ Programmer
9 4 (3.88%) Data Scientist
9 4 (3.88%) Research Scientist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (16.50%) HTML
2 16 (15.53%) jQuery
3 14 (13.59%) .NET
4 13 (12.62%) ASP.NET
5 10 (9.71%) OpenGL
5 10 (9.71%) WPF
6 9 (8.74%) WCF
7 8 (7.77%) XML
8 7 (6.80%) JSP
9 6 (5.83%) STL
9 6 (5.83%) CSS
9 6 (5.83%) MFC
9 6 (5.83%) Hibernate
9 6 (5.83%) OpenMP
9 6 (5.83%) Spring
9 6 (5.83%) Ajax
9 6 (5.83%) .NET Framework
9 6 (5.83%) Spring MVC
9 6 (5.83%) Silverlight
9 6 (5.83%) Boost C++ Libraries
Miscellaneous
1 66 (64.08%) Computer Science
2 60 (58.25%) Mathematics
3 42 (40.78%) Physics
4 24 (23.30%) Algorithms
5 12 (11.65%) Analytical Skills
6 11 (10.68%) Artificial Intelligence
6 11 (10.68%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
7 9 (8.74%) Statistics
8 8 (7.77%) VHDL
8 8 (7.77%) Visualisation
9 6 (5.83%) CUDA
9 6 (5.83%) Embedded Systems
10 4 (3.88%) 3D Graphics
11 3 (2.91%) Mobile App
12 2 (1.94%) Economics
13 1 (0.97%) Biometrics
13 1 (0.97%) Handset
13 1 (0.97%) Internet of Things
13 1 (0.97%) Chemistry
13 1 (0.97%) Biology
Operating Systems
1 45 (43.69%) Linux
2 38 (36.89%) Windows
3 16 (15.53%) UNIX
4 2 (1.94%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 59 (57.28%) Software Engineering
2 33 (32.04%) Agile Software Development
3 15 (14.56%) Image Processing
4 14 (13.59%) Scrum
4 14 (13.59%) Project Management
5 13 (12.62%) Signal Processing
6 12 (11.65%) Pattern Recognition
6 12 (11.65%) Digital Signal Processing
6 12 (11.65%) OO
6 12 (11.65%) Multithreading
7 10 (9.71%) Information Security
8 9 (8.74%) Data Analysis
9 8 (7.77%) Test Automation
9 8 (7.77%) Web Development
10 7 (6.80%) Test Scripting
10 7 (6.80%) OOD
11 6 (5.83%) MVC
11 6 (5.83%) Automated Testing
11 6 (5.83%) Security Testing
11 6 (5.83%) Parallel Programming
Programming Languages
1 69 (66.99%) C++
2 46 (44.66%) C#
3 37 (35.92%) Python
4 30 (29.13%) C
5 23 (22.33%) SQL
6 21 (20.39%) Java
7 18 (17.48%) JavaScript
8 14 (13.59%) MATLAB
9 4 (3.88%) Embedded C
9 4 (3.88%) HLSL
10 2 (1.94%) R
10 2 (1.94%) Embedded C++
10 2 (1.94%) Ruby
11 1 (0.97%) Scala
11 1 (0.97%) Bash Shell
11 1 (0.97%) Pascal
11 1 (0.97%) Fortran
11 1 (0.97%) VB
11 1 (0.97%) VB.NET
11 1 (0.97%) Delphi
Qualifications
1 72 (69.90%) Degree
2 6 (5.83%) Security Cleared
3 1 (0.97%) Postgraduate
System Software
1 6 (5.83%) Firmware
2 2 (1.94%) HDFS
Vendors
1 11 (10.68%) Microsoft
2 5 (4.85%) Oracle
3 1 (0.97%) Google
3 1 (0.97%) Facebook
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Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Medical, Dental, Pension
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