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 21 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
21 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
PhD
England / South East
Rank 326 377 340
Rank change year-on-year
+51 -37
Permanent jobs citing PhD 63 78 112
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 0.43% 0.40% 0.54%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.49% 1.28% 1.65%
Number of salaries quoted 52 76 101
Median salary £47,000 £50,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-6.00% +11.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,150 £32,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £65,000 £51,400
UK excluding London median salary £47,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+4.44% -

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
4225 6076 6774
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 28.75% 31.20% 32.88%
Number of salaries quoted 3388 4931 5159
Median salary £45,000 £46,400 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-3.01% +9.17%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £28,000 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,500 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

PhD
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

The demand trend of job ads across the South East region citing PhD as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 21 January 2017.

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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing PhD within the South East region over the 3 months to 21 January 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Oxfordshire +14 28 £52,500 -4.54% 2
Surrey +32 12 £45,000 +28.57% 3
Hampshire +17 8 £42,500 -15.00% 3
Buckinghamshire +30 7 £47,500 -
Kent - 4 £46,500 -
Berkshire +46 3 - - 2
PhD
England

PhD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 21 January 2017, IT jobs citing PhD also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the South East region with a requirement for PhD.

1 84 (59.57%) Software Engineering
2 74 (52.48%) C++
3 67 (47.52%) Degree
4 63 (44.68%) Mathematics
5 57 (40.43%) Machine Learning
6 56 (39.72%) Physics
7 51 (36.17%) C#
8 50 (35.46%) Computer Science
9 48 (34.04%) Python
9 48 (34.04%) Algorithms
10 46 (32.62%) MATLAB
11 38 (26.95%) R
12 33 (23.40%) Java
13 32 (22.70%) JavaScript
14 31 (21.99%) .NET
15 29 (20.57%) AngularJS
16 28 (19.86%) Agile Software Development
17 27 (19.15%) Computer Vision
18 25 (17.73%) ASP.NET
19 24 (17.02%) HTML
19 24 (17.02%) MVC
19 24 (17.02%) Boost C++ Libraries
20 23 (16.31%) Amazon AWS
20 23 (16.31%) Signal Processing
20 23 (16.31%) STL
21 22 (15.60%) RESTful
22 21 (14.89%) GNU Octave
22 21 (14.89%) HTML5
22 21 (14.89%) Analytics
22 21 (14.89%) OpenCV

PhD
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 4 (2.84%) Apache Spark
2 1 (0.71%) SAS
Applications
1 21 (14.89%) GNU Octave
2 3 (2.13%) MS Office
3 2 (1.42%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 23 (16.31%) Amazon AWS
2 17 (12.06%) Microsoft Azure
3 15 (10.64%) SaaS
4 5 (3.55%) Cloud Computing
5 3 (2.13%) GitHub
5 3 (2.13%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.13%) Wireless
2 2 (1.42%) Fibre Channel
2 2 (1.42%) InfiniBand
2 2 (1.42%) SAN
3 1 (0.71%) Internet
3 1 (0.71%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (14.18%) NoSQL
2 17 (12.06%) Relational Database
3 16 (11.35%) RDBMS
4 14 (9.93%) Big Data
5 11 (7.80%) SQL Server
6 7 (4.96%) Spotfire
7 6 (4.26%) Hadoop
8 4 (2.84%) Apache Cassandra
8 4 (2.84%) MongoDB
8 4 (2.84%) SQL Server 2008
8 4 (2.84%) SQL Server 2012
8 4 (2.84%) SQL Server 2014
9 2 (1.42%) Data Mining
9 2 (1.42%) PostgreSQL
10 1 (0.71%) Data Lake
10 1 (0.71%) GIS
Development Applications
1 11 (7.80%) Git (software)
2 10 (7.09%) Subversion
3 3 (2.13%) Visual Studio
4 2 (1.42%) jMock
4 2 (1.42%) JUnit
4 2 (1.42%) Selenium
General
1 19 (13.48%) Electronics
2 14 (9.93%) Pharmaceutical
3 10 (7.09%) Marketing
4 4 (2.84%) Games
5 3 (2.13%) Telecoms
6 2 (1.42%) Finance
7 1 (0.71%) Advertising
7 1 (0.71%) Aerospace
7 1 (0.71%) Automotive
7 1 (0.71%) Banking
7 1 (0.71%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.71%) Military
7 1 (0.71%) Portuguese Language
7 1 (0.71%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 56 (39.72%) Developer
2 26 (18.44%) C# Developer
3 24 (17.02%) Software Developer
4 23 (16.31%) Research Engineer
5 22 (15.60%) Computer Engineer
5 22 (15.60%) Computer Vision Engineer
5 22 (15.60%) Software Engineer
6 21 (14.89%) C# Software Developer
7 16 (11.35%) Data Scientist
8 14 (9.93%) .NET Developer
8 14 (9.93%) C# .NET Developer
9 11 (7.80%) Senior Developer
10 10 (7.09%) Graduate
10 10 (7.09%) Senior .NET Developer
10 10 (7.09%) Senior C# .NET Developer
10 10 (7.09%) Senior C# Developer
11 9 (6.38%) .NET Software Developer
11 9 (6.38%) F# Developer
11 9 (6.38%) Java Developer
11 9 (6.38%) Python Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (21.99%) .NET
2 29 (20.57%) AngularJS
3 25 (17.73%) ASP.NET
4 24 (17.02%) Boost C++ Libraries
4 24 (17.02%) HTML
5 23 (16.31%) STL
6 22 (15.60%) RESTful
7 21 (14.89%) CSS
7 21 (14.89%) HTML5
7 21 (14.89%) OpenCV
8 19 (13.48%) ASP.NET MVC
8 19 (13.48%) CSS3
9 17 (12.06%) ASP.NET Web API
10 15 (10.64%) Node.js
11 6 (4.26%) .NET Framework
11 6 (4.26%) KnockoutJS
12 5 (3.55%) Web Services
13 4 (2.84%) Django
13 4 (2.84%) OpenGL
13 4 (2.84%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 63 (44.68%) Mathematics
2 56 (39.72%) Physics
3 50 (35.46%) Computer Science
4 48 (34.04%) Algorithms
5 16 (11.35%) Chemistry
6 11 (7.80%) Analytical Skills
7 10 (7.09%) Statistics
8 7 (4.96%) Artificial Intelligence
8 7 (4.96%) Informatics
8 7 (4.96%) Mobile App
9 6 (4.26%) Biology
9 6 (4.26%) NHS
10 5 (3.55%) Visualisation
11 3 (2.13%) 3D Graphics
11 3 (2.13%) Credit Risk
12 2 (1.42%) Applied Mathematics
12 2 (1.42%) Cryptography
12 2 (1.42%) Management Information System
12 2 (1.42%) Neural Network
12 2 (1.42%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 14 (9.93%) Linux
2 6 (4.26%) Windows
3 4 (2.84%) Android
3 4 (2.84%) Apple iOS
3 4 (2.84%) Unix
4 2 (1.42%) Windows Server
4 2 (1.42%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 84 (59.57%) Software Engineering
2 57 (40.43%) Machine Learning
3 28 (19.86%) Agile Software Development
4 27 (19.15%) Computer Vision
5 24 (17.02%) MVC
6 23 (16.31%) Signal Processing
7 21 (14.89%) Analytics
8 18 (12.77%) TDD
9 16 (11.35%) BDD
9 16 (11.35%) Domain-Driven Design
10 15 (10.64%) Data Analytics
11 13 (9.22%) Data Analysis
12 11 (7.80%) OO
13 7 (4.96%) Multithreading
13 7 (4.96%) Validation
14 6 (4.26%) Image Processing
14 6 (4.26%) Operations Research
15 5 (3.55%) Cluster Analysis
15 5 (3.55%) Data Visualisation
15 5 (3.55%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 74 (52.48%) C++
2 51 (36.17%) C#
3 48 (34.04%) Python
4 46 (32.62%) MATLAB
5 38 (26.95%) R
6 33 (23.40%) Java
7 32 (22.70%) JavaScript
8 19 (13.48%) F#
9 16 (11.35%) C
10 15 (10.64%) Ruby
10 15 (10.64%) SQL
11 5 (3.55%) Bash Shell
11 5 (3.55%) VB
12 4 (2.84%) Perl
13 3 (2.13%) Haskell
13 3 (2.13%) HLSL
13 3 (2.13%) VBA
14 2 (1.42%) Fortran
14 2 (1.42%) T-SQL
14 2 (1.42%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 67 (47.52%) Degree
2 5 (3.55%) Security Cleared
3 4 (2.84%) SC Cleared
4 2 (1.42%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.71%) Actionable Recommendations
1 1 (0.71%) RMADS
System Software
1 2 (1.42%) Active Directory
1 2 (1.42%) LXC
1 2 (1.42%) XenServer
Vendors
1 5 (3.55%) Microsoft
2 3 (2.13%) Google
2 3 (2.13%) TIBCO
3 2 (1.42%) ANSYS
3 2 (1.42%) Citrix
3 2 (1.42%) Oracle
4 1 (0.71%) Atmel
4 1 (0.71%) EMC
4 1 (0.71%) Intel
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