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 6 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
6 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
PhD
Rank 206 232 214
Rank change year-on-year
+26 -18
Permanent jobs citing PhD 44 12 30
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 0.79% 0.20% 0.51%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.46% 0.66% 1.78%
Number of salaries quoted 41 12 22
Median salary £70,000 £35,000 £46,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+100.00% -24.73%
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -5.88%
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
1792 1826 1681
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 31.98% 30.05% 28.79%
Number of salaries quoted 1447 1396 1365
Median salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+3.75% -
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £25,000 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £55,000 £62,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,145
% change year-on-year
- +5.86%

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 6 May 2016.

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 6 May 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
Devon - 21 £90,000 -
Gloucestershire +3 14 £53,500 +52.85%
Bristol +7 7 £47,500 -65.88% 3
Somerset - 1 £27,500 - 1
PhD
England

PhD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 6 May 2016, 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 39 (62.90%) Degree
2 36 (58.06%) Computer Science
3 35 (56.45%) Analytics
4 34 (54.84%) C++
5 33 (53.23%) Data Analytics
6 29 (46.77%) Java
6 29 (46.77%) Python
7 21 (33.87%) Software Engineering
7 21 (33.87%) Machine Learning
8 20 (32.26%) Analytical Skills
8 20 (32.26%) Security Cleared
8 20 (32.26%) Finance
8 20 (32.26%) C
9 18 (29.03%) Big Data
10 17 (27.42%) Agile Software Development
11 16 (25.81%) R
12 14 (22.58%) OpenUP
12 14 (22.58%) Data Analysis
12 14 (22.58%) OO
13 13 (20.97%) Perl
13 13 (20.97%) DV Cleared
13 13 (20.97%) Mathematics
14 12 (19.35%) Apache Spark
14 12 (19.35%) Artificial Intelligence
15 11 (17.74%) Unix
15 11 (17.74%) XML
15 11 (17.74%) VB
15 11 (17.74%) J2EE
15 11 (17.74%) MATLAB
15 11 (17.74%) Cybersecurity

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 12 (19.35%) Apache Spark
2 9 (14.52%) SAS
3 3 (4.84%) Apache Pig
Applications
1 9 (14.52%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 1 (1.61%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.61%) 3GPP
1 1 (1.61%) InfiniBand
1 1 (1.61%) Internet
1 1 (1.61%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (29.03%) Big Data
2 10 (16.13%) Data Mining
3 8 (12.90%) Hadoop
4 6 (9.68%) Apache Hive
4 6 (9.68%) MongoDB
5 5 (8.06%) NoSQL
6 4 (6.45%) Apache Cassandra
7 3 (4.84%) MySQL
7 3 (4.84%) Neo4j
7 3 (4.84%) Relational Database
8 2 (3.23%) SQL Server
9 1 (1.61%) HBase
9 1 (1.61%) PostgreSQL
9 1 (1.61%) SQLite
General
1 20 (32.26%) Finance
2 4 (6.45%) Manufacturing
2 4 (6.45%) Telecoms
3 3 (4.84%) Advertising
3 3 (4.84%) Multimedia
4 2 (3.23%) Electronics
5 1 (1.61%) Aerospace
5 1 (1.61%) Automotive
5 1 (1.61%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 11 (17.74%) Data Scientist
1 11 (17.74%) Test Engineer
2 10 (16.13%) Chief Technology Officer
3 8 (12.90%) Software Test Engineer
4 7 (11.29%) Software Engineer
5 4 (6.45%) Senior Data Scientist
6 3 (4.84%) C Software Engineer
6 3 (4.84%) C# Software Engineer
6 3 (4.84%) C++ Software Engineer
6 3 (4.84%) Consultant
6 3 (4.84%) Developer
6 3 (4.84%) Development Manager
6 3 (4.84%) Junior
6 3 (4.84%) Junior Consultant
6 3 (4.84%) Performance Consultant
6 3 (4.84%) Training Manager
7 2 (3.23%) Java Developer
7 2 (3.23%) Software Developer
8 1 (1.61%) Analyst
8 1 (1.61%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (17.74%) J2EE
1 11 (17.74%) XML
2 2 (3.23%) AngularJS
2 2 (3.23%) HTML
2 2 (3.23%) HTML5
2 2 (3.23%) Natural Language Processing
Miscellaneous
1 36 (58.06%) Computer Science
2 20 (32.26%) Analytical Skills
3 13 (20.97%) Mathematics
4 12 (19.35%) Artificial Intelligence
5 11 (17.74%) Chemistry
6 4 (6.45%) Life Science
7 3 (4.84%) Physics
7 3 (4.84%) Psychology
7 3 (4.84%) Taxonomies
8 2 (3.23%) Neural Network
8 2 (3.23%) Statistics
9 1 (1.61%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 11 (17.74%) Android
1 11 (17.74%) Apple iOS
1 11 (17.74%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (56.45%) Analytics
2 33 (53.23%) Data Analytics
3 21 (33.87%) Machine Learning
3 21 (33.87%) Software Engineering
4 17 (27.42%) Agile Software Development
5 14 (22.58%) Data Analysis
5 14 (22.58%) OO
5 14 (22.58%) OpenUP
6 11 (17.74%) Cybersecurity
7 9 (14.52%) Performance Engineering
8 8 (12.90%) Regression Testing
8 8 (12.90%) System Testing
9 6 (9.68%) Configuration Management
10 3 (4.84%) MapReduce
10 3 (4.84%) Project Management
11 2 (3.23%) Big Data Analytics
11 2 (3.23%) Deep Learning
11 2 (3.23%) Migration
12 1 (1.61%) Programme Management
12 1 (1.61%) Web Analytics
Programming Languages
1 34 (54.84%) C++
2 29 (46.77%) Java
2 29 (46.77%) Python
3 20 (32.26%) C
4 16 (25.81%) R
5 13 (20.97%) Perl
6 11 (17.74%) MATLAB
6 11 (17.74%) VB
7 10 (16.13%) Scala
7 10 (16.13%) SQL
8 8 (12.90%) C#
9 4 (6.45%) JavaScript
10 2 (3.23%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 39 (62.90%) Degree
2 20 (32.26%) Security Cleared
3 13 (20.97%) DV Cleared
4 8 (12.90%) SC Cleared
Vendors
1 2 (3.23%) Oracle
2 1 (1.61%) Google
2 1 (1.61%) Intel
2 1 (1.61%) Omniture
2 1 (1.61%) SAP
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