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

Location
3 months to
1 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
PhD
Rank 378 354 361
Rank change year-on-year
-24 +7
Permanent jobs citing PhD 71 110 83
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 0.33% 0.47% 0.37%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.07% 1.39% 1.12%
Number of salaries quoted 71 104 63
Average salary £40,000 £42,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.88% +13.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,000 £28,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £55,000 £45,000
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
6666 7919 7391
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 31.40% 33.96% 33.06%
Number of salaries quoted 5142 6253 5975
Average salary £43,500 £42,500 £41,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.35% +3.03%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,500 £26,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +1.25%

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 1 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 1 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
Buckinghamshire +4 18 £40,000 -
Surrey -22 18 £46,750 +37.50% 6
Hampshire +4 13 £32,500 -35.00% 1
Berkshire +12 11 £42,500 -12.82%
West Sussex - 10 £35,000 - 1
Oxfordshire -18 4 £45,000 -18.18% 2
PhD
England

PhD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 1 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 85 (62.96%) C++
2 77 (57.04%) Mathematics
3 72 (53.33%) Computer Science
4 69 (51.11%) Degree
5 66 (48.89%) Software Engineering
6 50 (37.04%) C
7 46 (34.07%) Linux
7 46 (34.07%) Python
8 45 (33.33%) C#
9 43 (31.85%) Physics
10 42 (31.11%) Agile Software Development
11 40 (29.63%) Algorithms
12 37 (27.41%) Windows
13 32 (23.70%) Visual Studio
14 28 (20.74%) SQL
15 27 (20.00%) Project Management
16 26 (19.26%) MATLAB
17 23 (17.04%) UNIX
18 22 (16.30%) Java
19 21 (15.56%) Statistics
20 20 (14.81%) Microsoft
21 18 (13.33%) Games
21 18 (13.33%) Signal Processing
22 17 (12.59%) Electronics
22 17 (12.59%) Data Analysis
23 16 (11.85%) Image Processing
24 15 (11.11%) Visualisation
25 14 (10.37%) HTML
25 14 (10.37%) JavaScript
25 14 (10.37%) Test Automation

PhD
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 1 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 (3.70%) SAS
Applications
1 5 (3.70%) MS Excel
2 4 (2.96%) Simulink
3 3 (2.22%) SPSS
Cloud Services
1 6 (4.44%) SaaS
2 3 (2.22%) Google Analytics
2 3 (2.22%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (3.70%) Wireless
2 4 (2.96%) Software-Defined Radio
3 3 (2.22%) Ethernet
3 3 (2.22%) HTTP
3 3 (2.22%) SAN
4 2 (1.48%) 3G
4 2 (1.48%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.74%) Bluetooth
5 1 (0.74%) 3GPP
5 1 (0.74%) 802.11
5 1 (0.74%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (0.74%) Internet
5 1 (0.74%) 2G
5 1 (0.74%) MIMO
5 1 (0.74%) LTE
5 1 (0.74%) 4G
5 1 (0.74%) Modbus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (2.96%) Data Warehouse
1 4 (2.96%) Relational Database
2 3 (2.22%) MySQL
2 3 (2.22%) Hadoop
2 3 (2.22%) Data Mining
3 2 (1.48%) Base SAS
3 2 (1.48%) SAS Enterprise Miner
3 2 (1.48%) Big Data
3 2 (1.48%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 32 (23.70%) Visual Studio
2 7 (5.19%) Rational DOORS
3 6 (4.44%) Selenium
3 6 (4.44%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (2.22%) YourKit
4 3 (2.22%) Eclipse
4 3 (2.22%) Maven
5 2 (1.48%) JIRA
6 1 (0.74%) Git (software)
General
1 18 (13.33%) Games
2 17 (12.59%) Electronics
3 9 (6.67%) Telecoms
3 9 (6.67%) Finance
4 8 (5.93%) Marketing
5 6 (4.44%) Military
6 1 (0.74%) Retail
6 1 (0.74%) Automotive
6 1 (0.74%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 62 (45.93%) Software Engineer
2 21 (15.56%) C++ Software Engineer
3 17 (12.59%) Graduate
4 16 (11.85%) Graduate Software Engineer
5 15 (11.11%) Developer
6 14 (10.37%) Research Engineer
7 10 (7.41%) Senior Software Engineer
8 7 (5.19%) Systems Engineer
8 7 (5.19%) Data Scientist
9 6 (4.44%) Automation Engineer
10 5 (3.70%) C# .NET Developer
10 5 (3.70%) C# Developer
10 5 (3.70%) Software Developer
10 5 (3.70%) Project Manager
10 5 (3.70%) Software Project Manager
10 5 (3.70%) Software Manager
10 5 (3.70%) C# ASP.NET Developer
10 5 (3.70%) C# Software Developer
11 4 (2.96%) Software Programmer
11 4 (2.96%) Graphics Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (10.37%) HTML
2 13 (9.63%) jQuery
3 12 (8.89%) .NET
4 11 (8.15%) ASP.NET
5 10 (7.41%) XML
6 9 (6.67%) OpenGL
6 9 (6.67%) WPF
7 8 (5.93%) WCF
8 7 (5.19%) Boost C++ Libraries
8 7 (5.19%) STL
9 6 (4.44%) MFC
9 6 (4.44%) .NET Framework
10 5 (3.70%) Spring
10 5 (3.70%) Ajax
10 5 (3.70%) Hibernate
10 5 (3.70%) CSS
10 5 (3.70%) HTML5
10 5 (3.70%) Silverlight
10 5 (3.70%) Spring MVC
11 4 (2.96%) Unity (Game Engine)
Miscellaneous
1 77 (57.04%) Mathematics
2 72 (53.33%) Computer Science
3 43 (31.85%) Physics
4 40 (29.63%) Algorithms
5 21 (15.56%) Statistics
6 15 (11.11%) Visualisation
7 13 (9.63%) Analytical Skills
8 9 (6.67%) Artificial Intelligence
9 8 (5.93%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
10 7 (5.19%) Biometrics
11 6 (4.44%) Chemistry
12 4 (2.96%) Management Information System
12 4 (2.96%) 3D Graphics
12 4 (2.96%) VHDL
12 4 (2.96%) Economics
13 3 (2.22%) Applied Mathematics
13 3 (2.22%) Embedded Systems
13 3 (2.22%) Mobile App
14 2 (1.48%) CUDA
14 2 (1.48%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 46 (34.07%) Linux
2 37 (27.41%) Windows
3 23 (17.04%) UNIX
4 2 (1.48%) Solaris
5 1 (0.74%) Windows CE
Processes & Methodologies
1 66 (48.89%) Software Engineering
2 42 (31.11%) Agile Software Development
3 27 (20.00%) Project Management
4 18 (13.33%) Signal Processing
5 17 (12.59%) Data Analysis
6 16 (11.85%) Image Processing
7 14 (10.37%) Test Automation
8 13 (9.63%) Machine Learning
9 12 (8.89%) Multithreading
10 11 (8.15%) Analytics
10 11 (8.15%) Scrum
10 11 (8.15%) Kalman Filter
11 9 (6.67%) Pattern Recognition
12 8 (5.93%) Digital Signal Processing
12 8 (5.93%) OO
12 8 (5.93%) SDLC
13 7 (5.19%) UML
13 7 (5.19%) Information Security
13 7 (5.19%) Release Management
13 7 (5.19%) Requirements Analysis
Programming Languages
1 85 (62.96%) C++
2 50 (37.04%) C
3 46 (34.07%) Python
4 45 (33.33%) C#
5 28 (20.74%) SQL
6 26 (19.26%) MATLAB
7 22 (16.30%) Java
8 14 (10.37%) JavaScript
9 5 (3.70%) Ruby
9 5 (3.70%) Embedded C
10 4 (2.96%) R
10 4 (2.96%) HLSL
11 3 (2.22%) Perl
11 3 (2.22%) Embedded C++
12 2 (1.48%) VB
12 2 (1.48%) Fortran
13 1 (0.74%) PHP
13 1 (0.74%) Delphi
13 1 (0.74%) Pascal
Qualifications
1 69 (51.11%) Degree
2 12 (8.89%) Security Cleared
3 5 (3.70%) HNC
4 4 (2.96%) HND
5 3 (2.22%) SC Cleared
6 2 (1.48%) DV Cleared
7 1 (0.74%) Postgraduate
System Software
1 7 (5.19%) Firmware
Vendors
1 20 (14.81%) Microsoft
2 7 (5.19%) Oracle
3 3 (2.22%) Facebook
3 3 (2.22%) Google
4 1 (0.74%) Atmel
4 1 (0.74%) Intel
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