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 4 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
4 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
PhD
Rank 231 211 196
Rank change year-on-year
-20 -15
Permanent jobs citing PhD 11 14 29
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 0.18% 0.26% 0.54%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.54% 0.93% 1.48%
Number of salaries quoted 11 13 28
Average salary £40,000 £46,500 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-13.97% -7.00%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £42,500 £38,000
% change year-on-year
-5.88% +11.84%
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
2033 1505 1954
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 34.01% 28.39% 36.46%
Number of salaries quoted 1610 1239 1638
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £23,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £50,000 £52,500
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 4 March 2015.

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 4 March 2015. 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
Gloucestershire -2 5 £50,000 +17.64%
Bristol -13 3 £35,000 -24.73%
Dorset -24 2 £40,000 -
PhD
England

PhD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 4 March 2015, 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 24 (68.57%) Mathematics
2 21 (60.00%) Computer Science
2 21 (60.00%) Software Engineering
3 18 (51.43%) C++
4 17 (48.57%) Physics
5 16 (45.71%) Degree
6 9 (25.71%) C#
6 9 (25.71%) Algorithms
7 8 (22.86%) .NET
7 8 (22.86%) SQL Server
7 8 (22.86%) Agile Software Development
7 8 (22.86%) Finance
8 7 (20.00%) JavaScript
8 7 (20.00%) HTML
9 6 (17.14%) C
9 6 (17.14%) SQL
9 6 (17.14%) Visual Studio
9 6 (17.14%) ASP.NET
9 6 (17.14%) CSS
9 6 (17.14%) Linux
9 6 (17.14%) Python
9 6 (17.14%) Microsoft
9 6 (17.14%) Manufacturing
9 6 (17.14%) Microsoft Certification
9 6 (17.14%) MVC
9 6 (17.14%) Chemistry
9 6 (17.14%) WCF
9 6 (17.14%) jQuery
9 6 (17.14%) Parallel Programming
9 6 (17.14%) HTML5

PhD
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 4 March 2015, 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 (11.43%) NASTRAN
Business Applications
1 2 (5.71%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.86%) Internet
1 1 (2.86%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (22.86%) SQL Server
2 6 (17.14%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (5.71%) Big Data
3 2 (5.71%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 6 (17.14%) Visual Studio
General
1 8 (22.86%) Finance
2 6 (17.14%) Manufacturing
3 5 (14.29%) Aerospace
4 4 (11.43%) Banking
4 4 (11.43%) Retail
5 2 (5.71%) Electronics
5 2 (5.71%) Telecoms
5 2 (5.71%) Billing
5 2 (5.71%) Marketing
6 1 (2.86%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 15 (42.86%) Software Engineer
2 8 (22.86%) Developer
3 6 (17.14%) C# Developer
3 6 (17.14%) C# .NET Developer
4 5 (14.29%) Support Analyst
4 5 (14.29%) Applications Support
4 5 (14.29%) Applications Support Analyst
4 5 (14.29%) C++ Software Engineer
4 5 (14.29%) Analyst
5 4 (11.43%) C# Software Engineer
5 4 (11.43%) C# ASP.NET Developer
6 3 (8.57%) Embedded Software Engineer
7 2 (5.71%) Graduate
7 2 (5.71%) Senior Developer
7 2 (5.71%) Senior Software Engineer
7 2 (5.71%) Senior C# Developer
7 2 (5.71%) Senior C# Software Engineer
7 2 (5.71%) Python Developer
8 1 (2.86%) Software Manager
8 1 (2.86%) Junior Python Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (22.86%) .NET
2 7 (20.00%) HTML
3 6 (17.14%) ASP.NET
3 6 (17.14%) CSS
3 6 (17.14%) WCF
3 6 (17.14%) jQuery
3 6 (17.14%) HTML5
3 6 (17.14%) CSS3
4 4 (11.43%) ASP.NET MVC
5 1 (2.86%) WPF
5 1 (2.86%) Boost C++ Libraries
5 1 (2.86%) Twisted
5 1 (2.86%) STL
5 1 (2.86%) MFC
Miscellaneous
1 24 (68.57%) Mathematics
2 21 (60.00%) Computer Science
3 17 (48.57%) Physics
4 9 (25.71%) Algorithms
5 6 (17.14%) Chemistry
6 5 (14.29%) Data Structures
7 2 (5.71%) DTV
7 2 (5.71%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (5.71%) Analytical Skills
8 1 (2.86%) Open Source
8 1 (2.86%) Internet of Things
8 1 (2.86%) Device Driver
8 1 (2.86%) MPEG
Operating Systems
1 6 (17.14%) Linux
2 5 (14.29%) UNIX
3 1 (2.86%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (60.00%) Software Engineering
2 8 (22.86%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (17.14%) MVC
3 6 (17.14%) Parallel Programming
4 5 (14.29%) Electronic Design Automation
4 5 (14.29%) Configuration Management
5 3 (8.57%) OO
6 2 (5.71%) Programme Management
6 2 (5.71%) Business Intelligence
6 2 (5.71%) Digital Marketing
7 1 (2.86%) Continuous Integration
7 1 (2.86%) Computer Security
7 1 (2.86%) Project Planning
7 1 (2.86%) Information Assurance
7 1 (2.86%) Signal Processing
7 1 (2.86%) Functional Programming
7 1 (2.86%) Machine Learning
7 1 (2.86%) Pair Programming
7 1 (2.86%) Project Management
7 1 (2.86%) OOD
Programming Languages
1 18 (51.43%) C++
2 9 (25.71%) C#
3 7 (20.00%) JavaScript
4 6 (17.14%) C
4 6 (17.14%) SQL
4 6 (17.14%) Python
5 4 (11.43%) Fortran
6 3 (8.57%) Embedded C++
6 3 (8.57%) Java
7 1 (2.86%) Erlang
7 1 (2.86%) Golang
Qualifications
1 16 (45.71%) Degree
2 6 (17.14%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (2.86%) VCP4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.86%) DO-178B
Vendors
1 6 (17.14%) Microsoft
2 2 (5.71%) SAP