The table below looks at the statistics for PhD in IT jobs advertised for the South West region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited PhD over the 3 months to 5 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
5 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
PhD
Rank 225 198 207
Rank change year-on-year
-27 +9
Permanent jobs citing PhD 12 30 15
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 0.20% 0.51% 0.28%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.66% 1.80% 0.81%
Number of salaries quoted 12 22 14
Average salary £35,000 £46,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-24.73% +9.41%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,800 £37,500 £40,000
10% offered a salary of more than £59,750 £46,500 £55,000
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 West region.

Qualifications Category
South West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
1818 1667 1847
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 29.94% 28.58% 34.41%
Number of salaries quoted 1391 1351 1604
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £23,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £53,480 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

PhD
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

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

PhD Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

PhD
Salary Trend in the South West

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

PhD Salary Trend in the South West

PhD
Salary Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing PhD across the South West region over the 3 months to 5 May 2015.

PhD Salary Histogram in the South West

PhD
Job Locations in the South West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing PhD within the South West region over the 3 months to 5 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
(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
Gloucestershire -9 7 £35,000 -17.64%
Wiltshire +2 2 £51,250 +13.25% 2
Bristol -15 2 £139,250 +199.46% 1
Dorset 0 1 £40,000 +45.45%
PhD
England

PhD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 5 May 2015, IT jobs across the South West 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 19 (65.52%) Software Engineering
2 17 (58.62%) Mathematics
3 15 (51.72%) Computer Science
4 13 (44.83%) Physics
5 12 (41.38%) Degree
5 12 (41.38%) C#
5 12 (41.38%) C++
6 11 (37.93%) .NET
7 10 (34.48%) SQL Server
8 9 (31.03%) Linux
9 8 (27.59%) JavaScript
9 8 (27.59%) HTML
9 8 (27.59%) Agile Software Development
10 7 (24.14%) SQL
10 7 (24.14%) CSS
10 7 (24.14%) HTML5
10 7 (24.14%) CSS3
11 6 (20.69%) SQL Server 2012
11 6 (20.69%) Chemistry
11 6 (20.69%) WCF
11 6 (20.69%) jQuery
11 6 (20.69%) OO
11 6 (20.69%) Microsoft Certification
11 6 (20.69%) Visual Studio
11 6 (20.69%) ASP.NET
11 6 (20.69%) Java
11 6 (20.69%) MVC
11 6 (20.69%) Microsoft
11 6 (20.69%) Finance
12 5 (17.24%) Telecoms

PhD
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 5 May 2015, IT jobs across the South West 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 1 (3.45%) SAS
1 1 (3.45%) OpenStack
Applications
1 1 (3.45%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 2 (6.90%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.45%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (3.45%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (3.45%) Google App Engine
1 1 (3.45%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (3.45%) SaaS
1 1 (3.45%) PaaS
1 1 (3.45%) HP Helion
1 1 (3.45%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.45%) TCP/IP
1 1 (3.45%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (34.48%) SQL Server
2 6 (20.69%) SQL Server 2012
3 3 (10.34%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (3.45%) Hadoop
4 1 (3.45%) Big Data
4 1 (3.45%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 6 (20.69%) Visual Studio
2 1 (3.45%) Maven
2 1 (3.45%) Git (software)
2 1 (3.45%) Hudson
2 1 (3.45%) Gradle
2 1 (3.45%) Artifactory
2 1 (3.45%) Jenkins
2 1 (3.45%) Ant
General
1 6 (20.69%) Finance
2 5 (17.24%) Telecoms
3 3 (10.34%) Electronics
3 3 (10.34%) Billing
4 2 (6.90%) Marketing
4 2 (6.90%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 14 (48.28%) Software Engineer
2 8 (27.59%) Developer
3 7 (24.14%) C# Developer
4 6 (20.69%) C# .NET Developer
5 5 (17.24%) C# Software Engineer
6 4 (13.79%) Embedded Software Engineer
6 4 (13.79%) Applications Support Analyst
6 4 (13.79%) Analyst
6 4 (13.79%) Support Analyst
6 4 (13.79%) Applications Support
6 4 (13.79%) C# ASP.NET Developer
6 4 (13.79%) C++ Software Engineer
7 2 (6.90%) Senior Developer
7 2 (6.90%) Senior C# Developer
7 2 (6.90%) Senior C# Software Engineer
7 2 (6.90%) Senior Software Engineer
8 1 (3.45%) Java Software Engineer
8 1 (3.45%) Junior Developer
8 1 (3.45%) Principal Software Engineer
8 1 (3.45%) Graduate
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (37.93%) .NET
2 8 (27.59%) HTML
3 7 (24.14%) CSS
3 7 (24.14%) HTML5
3 7 (24.14%) CSS3
4 6 (20.69%) WCF
4 6 (20.69%) jQuery
4 6 (20.69%) ASP.NET
5 4 (13.79%) ASP.NET MVC
6 1 (3.45%) Boost C++ Libraries
6 1 (3.45%) WPF
6 1 (3.45%) J2EE
6 1 (3.45%) MFC
6 1 (3.45%) STL
6 1 (3.45%) Web Services
6 1 (3.45%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 17 (58.62%) Mathematics
2 15 (51.72%) Computer Science
3 13 (44.83%) Physics
4 6 (20.69%) Chemistry
5 3 (10.34%) Enterprise Software
5 3 (10.34%) Algorithms
6 2 (6.90%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (6.90%) Data Structures
6 2 (6.90%) DTV
7 1 (3.45%) Device Driver
7 1 (3.45%) Statistics
7 1 (3.45%) Internet of Things
7 1 (3.45%) Visualisation
7 1 (3.45%) Open Source
7 1 (3.45%) Public Cloud
7 1 (3.45%) MPEG
Operating Systems
1 9 (31.03%) Linux
2 5 (17.24%) Windows
3 4 (13.79%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (65.52%) Software Engineering
2 8 (27.59%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (20.69%) MVC
3 6 (20.69%) OO
4 5 (17.24%) Parallel Programming
5 4 (13.79%) OOD
6 2 (6.90%) Business Intelligence
6 2 (6.90%) Digital Marketing
6 2 (6.90%) Electronic Design Automation
6 2 (6.90%) Programme Management
7 1 (3.45%) Web Development
7 1 (3.45%) Continuous Integration
7 1 (3.45%) Computer Security
7 1 (3.45%) Information Assurance
7 1 (3.45%) Predictive Modelling
7 1 (3.45%) Signal Processing
7 1 (3.45%) Analytics
7 1 (3.45%) Functional Programming
7 1 (3.45%) Configuration Management
7 1 (3.45%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 12 (41.38%) C#
1 12 (41.38%) C++
2 8 (27.59%) JavaScript
3 7 (24.14%) SQL
4 6 (20.69%) Java
5 3 (10.34%) C
5 3 (10.34%) Python
6 1 (3.45%) Embedded C++
6 1 (3.45%) Ruby
6 1 (3.45%) Erlang
6 1 (3.45%) Scala
6 1 (3.45%) Clojure
6 1 (3.45%) R
6 1 (3.45%) Rust
Qualifications
1 12 (41.38%) Degree
2 6 (20.69%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (3.45%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 1 (3.45%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (3.45%) Docker
Vendors
1 6 (20.69%) Microsoft
2 2 (6.90%) SAP
3 1 (3.45%) Oracle
3 1 (3.45%) HP
3 1 (3.45%) VMware
3 1 (3.45%) Google
3 1 (3.45%) Rackspace
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