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 25 November 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
25 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
PhD
Rank 220 221 211
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -10
Permanent jobs citing PhD 23 10 17
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 0.35% 0.18% 0.30%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.15% 0.62% 0.85%
Number of salaries quoted 19 8 13
Average salary £45,000 £57,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-21.73% +35.29%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £57,500 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £68,750 £47,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,250 £36,500
% change year-on-year
+4.57% +4.79%
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
2005 1618 2008
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 30.70% 28.65% 35.29%
Number of salaries quoted 1642 1339 1701
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £24,000 £24,000
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 25 November 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 25 November 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 +11 12 £25,000 -
Gloucestershire - 9 £45,000 - 3
Wiltshire -14 1 £50,000 -13.04% 1
PhD
England

PhD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 25 November 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 38 (69.09%) Software Engineering
2 35 (63.64%) Computer Science
3 30 (54.55%) Degree
3 30 (54.55%) Java
4 26 (47.27%) C++
5 24 (43.64%) Mathematics
6 22 (40.00%) SQL Server
7 20 (36.36%) Oracle
8 16 (29.09%) Finance
9 14 (25.45%) HTML
9 14 (25.45%) CSS
9 14 (25.45%) jQuery
9 14 (25.45%) HTML5
9 14 (25.45%) CSS3
10 13 (23.64%) SQL
11 12 (21.82%) Pharmaceutical
11 12 (21.82%) XML
11 12 (21.82%) XSD
11 12 (21.82%) HND
11 12 (21.82%) OO
11 12 (21.82%) RDBMS
11 12 (21.82%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 12 (21.82%) Relational Database
11 12 (21.82%) GWT
11 12 (21.82%) Telecoms
12 11 (20.00%) Physics
13 10 (18.18%) JavaScript
13 10 (18.18%) C#
13 10 (18.18%) Algorithms
14 9 (16.36%) .NET

PhD
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 25 November 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 6 (10.91%) NASTRAN
Business Applications
1 8 (14.55%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.64%) Cloud Computing
1 2 (3.64%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (3.64%) Amazon AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (40.00%) SQL Server
2 12 (21.82%) RDBMS
2 12 (21.82%) Relational Database
3 8 (14.55%) MySQL
3 8 (14.55%) DB2
4 2 (3.64%) MongoDB
4 2 (3.64%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (1.82%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 8 (14.55%) Eclipse
2 2 (3.64%) Visual Studio
General
1 16 (29.09%) Finance
2 12 (21.82%) Pharmaceutical
2 12 (21.82%) Telecoms
3 7 (12.73%) Aerospace
4 6 (10.91%) Manufacturing
5 4 (7.27%) Banking
5 4 (7.27%) Retail
6 2 (3.64%) Advertising
7 1 (1.82%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 20 (36.36%) Developer
2 19 (34.55%) Software Engineer
3 13 (23.64%) Java Developer
4 5 (9.09%) Senior Developer
5 4 (7.27%) Senior Java Developer
6 3 (5.45%) C++ Software Engineer
6 3 (5.45%) Analyst
6 3 (5.45%) Software Developer
6 3 (5.45%) C# Developer
6 3 (5.45%) Embedded Software Engineer
7 2 (3.64%) Applications Support Analyst
7 2 (3.64%) Applications Support
7 2 (3.64%) Architect
7 2 (3.64%) Graduate
7 2 (3.64%) Support Analyst
7 2 (3.64%) C# .NET Developer
7 2 (3.64%) Software Architect
8 1 (1.82%) Software Engineering Manager
8 1 (1.82%) Performance Consultant
8 1 (1.82%) C# Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (25.45%) HTML
1 14 (25.45%) CSS
1 14 (25.45%) jQuery
1 14 (25.45%) HTML5
1 14 (25.45%) CSS3
2 12 (21.82%) Twitter Bootstrap
2 12 (21.82%) XML
2 12 (21.82%) XSD
2 12 (21.82%) GWT
3 9 (16.36%) .NET
4 6 (10.91%) Web Services
5 4 (7.27%) OSGi
5 4 (7.27%) Hibernate
5 4 (7.27%) Spring
6 2 (3.64%) WCF
6 2 (3.64%) ASP.NET
7 1 (1.82%) Boost C++ Libraries
7 1 (1.82%) ASP.NET MVC
7 1 (1.82%) Twisted
7 1 (1.82%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 35 (63.64%) Computer Science
2 24 (43.64%) Mathematics
3 11 (20.00%) Physics
4 10 (18.18%) Algorithms
5 4 (7.27%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (7.27%) Data Structures
6 2 (3.64%) Chemistry
7 1 (1.82%) Grid Computing
Operating Systems
1 8 (14.55%) UNIX
2 6 (10.91%) Windows
3 5 (9.09%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (69.09%) Software Engineering
2 12 (21.82%) OO
3 8 (14.55%) Process Management
3 8 (14.55%) Scrum
4 6 (10.91%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (10.91%) Configuration Management
5 5 (9.09%) OOD
6 4 (7.27%) Project Management
6 4 (7.27%) Data Modelling
6 4 (7.27%) UML
6 4 (7.27%) Electronic Design Automation
6 4 (7.27%) MVC
6 4 (7.27%) Database Tuning
7 2 (3.64%) Technical Architecture
7 2 (3.64%) Web Development
7 2 (3.64%) Continuous Integration
7 2 (3.64%) Parallel Programming
7 2 (3.64%) Software Architecture
7 2 (3.64%) Agile Project Management
7 2 (3.64%) Low Latency
Programming Languages
1 30 (54.55%) Java
2 26 (47.27%) C++
3 13 (23.64%) SQL
4 10 (18.18%) JavaScript
4 10 (18.18%) C#
5 8 (14.55%) Python
6 6 (10.91%) Fortran
6 6 (10.91%) C
7 3 (5.45%) Embedded C++
8 2 (3.64%) F#
9 1 (1.82%) Golang
9 1 (1.82%) VBA
9 1 (1.82%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 30 (54.55%) Degree
2 12 (21.82%) HND
3 9 (16.36%) SC Cleared
3 9 (16.36%) Security Cleared
4 8 (14.55%) DV Cleared
5 2 (3.64%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.82%) DO-178B
System Software
1 1 (1.82%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 20 (36.36%) Oracle
2 2 (3.64%) Microsoft
3 1 (1.82%) VMware
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