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

3 months to
18 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
PhD
England / South West
Rank 207 231 232
Rank change year-on-year
+24 +1
Permanent jobs citing PhD 25 20 22
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 0.50% 0.36% 0.37%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.65% 1.10% 1.19%
Number of salaries quoted 25 17 20
Median salary £55,000 £37,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+46.66% -16.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £45,800 £37,500 £34,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,200 £52,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,850 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+1.88% -

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
1519 1820 1844
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 30.67% 32.63% 31.03%
Number of salaries quoted 1191 1499 1501
Median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £62,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

PhD
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

The demand trend of job ads across the South West region citing PhD as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 18 January 2017.

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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing PhD within the South West region over the 3 months to 18 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
Bristol +34 24 £56,250 +50.00% 5
Gloucestershire -27 1 £43,000 +10.96%
PhD
England

PhD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 18 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 West region with a requirement for PhD.

1 40 (71.43%) Degree
2 35 (62.50%) Java
3 29 (51.79%) C++
3 29 (51.79%) Python
4 24 (42.86%) Mathematics
5 22 (39.29%) OO
6 20 (35.71%) Scala
7 19 (33.93%) Analytics
7 19 (33.93%) Data Analytics
7 19 (33.93%) MATLAB
8 17 (30.36%) SQL
8 17 (30.36%) Finance
8 17 (30.36%) Agile Software Development
8 17 (30.36%) Machine Learning
8 17 (30.36%) Computer Science
9 15 (26.79%) Software Engineering
9 15 (26.79%) Hadoop
9 15 (26.79%) Apache Spark
10 14 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
10 14 (25.00%) R
10 14 (25.00%) JavaScript
10 14 (25.00%) J2EE
10 14 (25.00%) SPSS
10 14 (25.00%) SAS
11 13 (23.21%) Apache Hive
11 13 (23.21%) Apache Pig
12 11 (19.64%) Spring
12 11 (19.64%) C
12 11 (19.64%) C#
13 10 (17.86%) Apache Flex

PhD
Top Related IT Skills in the South West 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 15 (26.79%) Apache Spark
2 14 (25.00%) SAS
3 13 (23.21%) Apache Pig
4 1 (1.79%) Apache
4 1 (1.79%) SharePoint
Applications
1 14 (25.00%) SPSS
2 6 (10.71%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 6 (10.71%) Primavera
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.79%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 5 (8.93%) MIMO
1 5 (8.93%) OFDM
1 5 (8.93%) Wireless
2 1 (1.79%) HTTPS
2 1 (1.79%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (26.79%) Hadoop
2 13 (23.21%) Apache Hive
3 3 (5.36%) NoSQL
4 2 (3.57%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (1.79%) Big Data
5 1 (1.79%) Data Mining
5 1 (1.79%) Pentaho
5 1 (1.79%) SQL Server
General
1 17 (30.36%) Finance
2 6 (10.71%) Telecoms
3 5 (8.93%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 16 (28.57%) Data Scientist
2 13 (23.21%) Developer
3 11 (19.64%) Java Developer
4 6 (10.71%) Project Planner
4 6 (10.71%) Software Test Engineer
4 6 (10.71%) Test Engineer
5 5 (8.93%) Communications Engineer
5 5 (8.93%) Senior Developer
6 4 (7.14%) Lead Developer
6 4 (7.14%) Senior Java Developer
6 4 (7.14%) Software Engineer
7 3 (5.36%) Graduate
7 3 (5.36%) Lead Java Developer
8 2 (3.57%) .NET Developer
8 2 (3.57%) Java Engineer
8 2 (3.57%) Java Software Engineer
8 2 (3.57%) Senior Software Engineer
8 2 (3.57%) Senior Software Test Engineer
8 2 (3.57%) Senior Test Engineer
8 2 (3.57%) Verification Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (25.00%) J2EE
2 11 (19.64%) Spring
3 10 (17.86%) Apache Flex
4 9 (16.07%) .NET
4 9 (16.07%) RESTful
4 9 (16.07%) Web Services
5 8 (14.29%) AngularJS
5 8 (14.29%) Hibernate
5 8 (14.29%) Node.js
6 6 (10.71%) HTML
6 6 (10.71%) XML
7 4 (7.14%) HTML5
8 3 (5.36%) REST
9 1 (1.79%) Ajax
9 1 (1.79%) ASP.NET
9 1 (1.79%) CSS
9 1 (1.79%) D3.js
9 1 (1.79%) React
Miscellaneous
1 24 (42.86%) Mathematics
2 17 (30.36%) Computer Science
3 14 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (8.93%) Algorithms
4 5 (8.93%) Hedge funds
5 4 (7.14%) Physics
6 3 (5.36%) Statistics
7 2 (3.57%) Robotics
7 2 (3.57%) Social Media
7 2 (3.57%) SystemC
7 2 (3.57%) Verilog
8 1 (1.79%) 3D Printing
8 1 (1.79%) Artificial Intelligence
8 1 (1.79%) Chemistry
8 1 (1.79%) Embedded Systems
8 1 (1.79%) Neural Network
8 1 (1.79%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 6 (10.71%) Android
1 6 (10.71%) Apple iOS
1 6 (10.71%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (39.29%) OO
2 19 (33.93%) Analytics
2 19 (33.93%) Data Analytics
3 17 (30.36%) Agile Software Development
3 17 (30.36%) Machine Learning
4 15 (26.79%) Software Engineering
5 6 (10.71%) Critical Path Analysis
5 6 (10.71%) Cybersecurity
5 6 (10.71%) Project Management
5 6 (10.71%) Risk Analysis
6 5 (8.93%) Performance Optimisation
6 5 (8.93%) Prototyping
6 5 (8.93%) Signal Processing
6 5 (8.93%) Statistical Analysis
6 5 (8.93%) Validation
7 4 (7.14%) Open Source
7 4 (7.14%) SDLC
8 3 (5.36%) UML
9 2 (3.57%) Data Analysis
9 2 (3.57%) Statistical Modelling
Programming Languages
1 35 (62.50%) Java
2 29 (51.79%) C++
2 29 (51.79%) Python
3 20 (35.71%) Scala
4 19 (33.93%) MATLAB
5 17 (30.36%) SQL
6 14 (25.00%) JavaScript
6 14 (25.00%) R
7 11 (19.64%) C
7 11 (19.64%) C#
8 7 (12.50%) Perl
9 6 (10.71%) VB
10 2 (3.57%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 40 (71.43%) Degree
2 7 (12.50%) Security Cleared
3 6 (10.71%) APMP
4 5 (8.93%) SC Cleared
5 4 (7.14%) DV Cleared
Vendors
1 6 (10.71%) Microsoft
2 2 (3.57%) Facebook
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