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 19 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
PhD
Rank 214 225 206
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -19
Permanent jobs citing PhD 26 11 24
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 0.41% 0.19% 0.42%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.31% 0.62% 1.21%
Number of salaries quoted 22 11 20
Average salary £45,000 £57,500 £43,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
-21.73% +31.42%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £42,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £56,750 £65,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,250 £40,000 £35,500
% change year-on-year
+0.62% +12.67%
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
1984 1766 1976
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 31.35% 29.81% 34.76%
Number of salaries quoted 1601 1426 1668
Average salary £40,000 £38,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £24,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £57,500
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 19 December 2014.

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 19 December 2014. 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
Bristol +16 14 £30,000 -29.41% 1
Gloucestershire - 10 £47,500 - 1
Wiltshire -14 1 £50,000 -13.04%
PhD
England

PhD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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 33 (68.75%) Software Engineering
2 31 (64.58%) Computer Science
3 27 (56.25%) Degree
4 26 (54.17%) Mathematics
5 23 (47.92%) C++
6 19 (39.58%) Java
7 18 (37.50%) SQL Server
8 14 (29.17%) Oracle
8 14 (29.17%) SQL
9 13 (27.08%) Physics
10 11 (22.92%) jQuery
10 11 (22.92%) HTML5
10 11 (22.92%) CSS3
10 11 (22.92%) Finance
10 11 (22.92%) HTML
10 11 (22.92%) CSS
10 11 (22.92%) OO
11 10 (20.83%) C#
12 9 (18.75%) JavaScript
12 9 (18.75%) .NET
12 9 (18.75%) Algorithms
13 8 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
14 7 (14.58%) UNIX
14 7 (14.58%) Relational Database
14 7 (14.58%) RDBMS
14 7 (14.58%) SC Cleared
14 7 (14.58%) DV Cleared
14 7 (14.58%) Security Cleared
14 7 (14.58%) XML
14 7 (14.58%) XSD

PhD
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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.

Applications
1 4 (8.33%) NASTRAN
Business Applications
1 5 (10.42%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.17%) Cloud Computing
1 2 (4.17%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (4.17%) Amazon AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (37.50%) SQL Server
2 7 (14.58%) RDBMS
2 7 (14.58%) Relational Database
3 5 (10.42%) MySQL
3 5 (10.42%) DB2
4 4 (8.33%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (4.17%) MongoDB
6 1 (2.08%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 5 (10.42%) Eclipse
2 4 (8.33%) Visual Studio
General
1 11 (22.92%) Finance
2 7 (14.58%) Pharmaceutical
2 7 (14.58%) Telecoms
3 5 (10.42%) Aerospace
4 4 (8.33%) Manufacturing
4 4 (8.33%) Banking
4 4 (8.33%) Retail
5 2 (4.17%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 20 (41.67%) Software Engineer
2 15 (31.25%) Developer
3 7 (14.58%) Java Developer
4 5 (10.42%) C# Developer
4 5 (10.42%) Analyst
5 4 (8.33%) Applications Support Analyst
5 4 (8.33%) Senior Developer
5 4 (8.33%) Support Analyst
5 4 (8.33%) Applications Support
5 4 (8.33%) C# .NET Developer
6 3 (6.25%) C++ Software Engineer
6 3 (6.25%) Embedded Software Engineer
7 2 (4.17%) Senior Software Engineer
7 2 (4.17%) Graduate
7 2 (4.17%) Software Developer
7 2 (4.17%) Architect
7 2 (4.17%) C# Software Engineer
7 2 (4.17%) Senior C# Developer
7 2 (4.17%) Senior Java Developer
7 2 (4.17%) Senior C# Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (22.92%) HTML
1 11 (22.92%) CSS
1 11 (22.92%) jQuery
1 11 (22.92%) HTML5
1 11 (22.92%) CSS3
2 9 (18.75%) .NET
3 7 (14.58%) XML
3 7 (14.58%) XSD
3 7 (14.58%) GWT
3 7 (14.58%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 4 (8.33%) ASP.NET
4 4 (8.33%) Web Services
4 4 (8.33%) WCF
5 2 (4.17%) ASP.NET MVC
5 2 (4.17%) Hibernate
5 2 (4.17%) Spring
5 2 (4.17%) OSGi
6 1 (2.08%) Twisted
6 1 (2.08%) MFC
6 1 (2.08%) STL
Miscellaneous
1 31 (64.58%) Computer Science
2 26 (54.17%) Mathematics
3 13 (27.08%) Physics
4 9 (18.75%) Algorithms
5 5 (10.42%) Data Structures
6 4 (8.33%) Chemistry
6 4 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (2.08%) Grid Computing
Operating Systems
1 7 (14.58%) UNIX
2 6 (12.50%) Linux
3 3 (6.25%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (68.75%) Software Engineering
2 11 (22.92%) OO
3 8 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (12.50%) MVC
5 5 (10.42%) Scrum
5 5 (10.42%) Electronic Design Automation
5 5 (10.42%) Configuration Management
5 5 (10.42%) Process Management
6 4 (8.33%) Parallel Programming
7 3 (6.25%) Project Management
7 3 (6.25%) OOD
8 2 (4.17%) SOA
8 2 (4.17%) Data Modelling
8 2 (4.17%) UML
8 2 (4.17%) Technical Architecture
8 2 (4.17%) Web Development
8 2 (4.17%) Database Tuning
8 2 (4.17%) Agile Project Management
8 2 (4.17%) Low Latency
9 1 (2.08%) Machine Learning
Programming Languages
1 23 (47.92%) C++
2 19 (39.58%) Java
3 14 (29.17%) SQL
4 10 (20.83%) C#
5 9 (18.75%) JavaScript
6 6 (12.50%) C
6 6 (12.50%) Python
7 4 (8.33%) Fortran
8 3 (6.25%) Embedded C++
9 2 (4.17%) F#
10 1 (2.08%) Golang
10 1 (2.08%) VBA
10 1 (2.08%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 27 (56.25%) Degree
2 7 (14.58%) SC Cleared
2 7 (14.58%) DV Cleared
2 7 (14.58%) Security Cleared
2 7 (14.58%) HND
3 4 (8.33%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.08%) DO-178B
Vendors
1 14 (29.17%) Oracle
2 4 (8.33%) Microsoft
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Talent International
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Cheltenham
Capita - ITPS
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
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Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
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Interquest - ITQ Financial - Tunbridge Wells
Salary: COMPETITIVE
Posted: 27 days ago