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 24 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
24 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
PhD
England / South West
Rank 198 226 236
Rank change year-on-year
+28 +10
Permanent jobs citing PhD 43 20 14
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 0.84% 0.35% 0.23%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.81% 1.05% 0.75%
Number of salaries quoted 42 15 14
Median salary £55,000 £48,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+14.58% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £37,500 £30,275
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £120,000 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £50,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+17.64% -

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
1529 1899 1860
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 29.98% 32.81% 31.13%
Number of salaries quoted 1209 1496 1484
Median salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+5.00% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £26,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £57,500 £65,000
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 24 February 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 24 February 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 36 £55,000 +46.66% 3
Gloucestershire -18 5 £50,000 +13.63%
Somerset - 1 £75,000 - 1
PhD
England

PhD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 24 February 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 49 (73.13%) Java
2 38 (56.72%) C++
2 38 (56.72%) Degree
3 33 (49.25%) Python
4 29 (43.28%) Software Engineering
5 26 (38.81%) Scala
6 25 (37.31%) Agile Software Development
6 25 (37.31%) OO
7 24 (35.82%) Mathematics
8 19 (28.36%) C
8 19 (28.36%) Machine Learning
9 18 (26.87%) Finance
9 18 (26.87%) JavaScript
10 16 (23.88%) MATLAB
11 15 (22.39%) Apache Flex
11 15 (22.39%) Analytics
12 14 (20.90%) Data Analytics
12 14 (20.90%) SQL
12 14 (20.90%) C#
12 14 (20.90%) J2EE
13 13 (19.40%) Web Services
13 13 (19.40%) .NET
13 13 (19.40%) RESTful
13 13 (19.40%) Spring
14 12 (17.91%) Artificial Intelligence
14 12 (17.91%) Deep Learning
15 11 (16.42%) R
15 11 (16.42%) Computer Science
15 11 (16.42%) Games
16 10 (14.93%) HTML

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 10 (14.93%) Apache Spark
2 9 (13.43%) SAS
3 8 (11.94%) Apache Pig
4 5 (7.46%) DNN
5 1 (1.49%) Apache
Applications
1 9 (13.43%) SPSS
2 4 (5.97%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 4 (5.97%) Primavera
2 2 (2.99%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.49%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (1.49%) Amazon SQS
1 1 (1.49%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 5 (7.46%) MIMO
1 5 (7.46%) OFDM
1 5 (7.46%) Wireless
2 1 (1.49%) HTTP
2 1 (1.49%) HTTPS
2 1 (1.49%) Internet
2 1 (1.49%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (14.93%) Hadoop
2 8 (11.94%) Apache Hive
3 5 (7.46%) NoSQL
4 1 (1.49%) Apache Cassandra
4 1 (1.49%) Big Data
4 1 (1.49%) Data Mining
4 1 (1.49%) Redis
4 1 (1.49%) RethinkDB
Development Applications
1 5 (7.46%) Git (software)
2 1 (1.49%) Jasmine
2 1 (1.49%) Jenkins
2 1 (1.49%) JIRA
2 1 (1.49%) JUnit
2 1 (1.49%) Protractor
2 1 (1.49%) Selenium
2 1 (1.49%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (1.49%) TestNG
2 1 (1.49%) Visual Studio
General
1 18 (26.87%) Finance
2 11 (16.42%) Games
3 9 (13.43%) Financial Institution
4 8 (11.94%) Telecoms
5 2 (2.99%) Electronics
5 2 (2.99%) Manufacturing
5 2 (2.99%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 19 (28.36%) Developer
2 16 (23.88%) Software Engineer
3 14 (20.90%) Java Developer
4 10 (14.93%) Data Scientist
5 7 (10.45%) Senior Developer
6 6 (8.96%) Computer Engineer
6 6 (8.96%) Computer Vision Engineer
7 5 (7.46%) C++ Software Engineer
7 5 (7.46%) Communications Engineer
7 5 (7.46%) Graduate
7 5 (7.46%) Java Engineer
7 5 (7.46%) Lead Developer
7 5 (7.46%) Senior Java Developer
7 5 (7.46%) Test Engineer
8 4 (5.97%) .NET Developer
8 4 (5.97%) Graduate Software Engineer
8 4 (5.97%) Java Software Engineer
8 4 (5.97%) Machine Learning Engineer
8 4 (5.97%) Project Planner
9 3 (4.48%) Software Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (22.39%) Apache Flex
2 14 (20.90%) J2EE
3 13 (19.40%) .NET
3 13 (19.40%) RESTful
3 13 (19.40%) Spring
3 13 (19.40%) Web Services
4 10 (14.93%) HTML
4 10 (14.93%) Theano
4 10 (14.93%) Unity (Game Engine)
5 9 (13.43%) AngularJS
5 9 (13.43%) Hibernate
5 9 (13.43%) Node.js
6 7 (10.45%) HTML5
7 5 (7.46%) OpenCV
7 5 (7.46%) XML
8 4 (5.97%) REST
9 2 (2.99%) ASP.NET
10 1 (1.49%) CSS
10 1 (1.49%) React
10 1 (1.49%) TensorFlow
Miscellaneous
1 11 (16.42%) Computer Science
2 10 (14.93%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (13.43%) Hedge funds
4 6 (8.96%) Algorithms
5 5 (7.46%) 3D Graphics
6 2 (2.99%) SystemC
6 2 (2.99%) Verilog
7 1 (1.49%) 3D Printing
7 1 (1.49%) Digital TV
7 1 (1.49%) Embedded Systems
7 1 (1.49%) MPEG
Operating Systems
1 7 (10.45%) Linux
2 6 (8.96%) Android
2 6 (8.96%) Apple iOS
3 5 (7.46%) Unix
4 2 (2.99%) Windows
5 1 (1.49%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (43.28%) Software Engineering
2 25 (37.31%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (37.31%) OO
3 24 (35.82%) Mathematics
4 19 (28.36%) Machine Learning
5 15 (22.39%) Analytics
6 14 (20.90%) Data Analytics
7 12 (17.91%) Artificial Intelligence
7 12 (17.91%) Deep Learning
8 10 (14.93%) Computer Vision
9 8 (11.94%) SDLC
10 7 (10.45%) Neural Network
11 6 (8.96%) Cybersecurity
11 6 (8.96%) Open Source
12 5 (7.46%) Bayesian Methods
12 5 (7.46%) Game Theory
12 5 (7.46%) Performance Optimisation
12 5 (7.46%) Prototyping
12 5 (7.46%) Reinforcement Learning
12 5 (7.46%) Signal Processing
Programming Languages
1 49 (73.13%) Java
2 38 (56.72%) C++
3 33 (49.25%) Python
4 26 (38.81%) Scala
5 19 (28.36%) C
6 18 (26.87%) JavaScript
7 16 (23.88%) MATLAB
8 14 (20.90%) C#
8 14 (20.90%) SQL
9 11 (16.42%) R
10 5 (7.46%) Fortran
11 4 (5.97%) Perl
12 3 (4.48%) VB
13 1 (1.49%) Go
13 1 (1.49%) Objective-C
13 1 (1.49%) Ruby
13 1 (1.49%) VBA
Qualifications
1 38 (56.72%) Degree
2 8 (11.94%) Security Cleared
3 6 (8.96%) SC Cleared
4 5 (7.46%) DV Cleared
5 4 (5.97%) APMP
6 1 (1.49%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.49%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.49%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (1.49%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 4 (5.97%) Microsoft
2 2 (2.99%) SAP
3 1 (1.49%) Google
3 1 (1.49%) Oracle
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