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

3 months to
4 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
PhD
Rank 215 238 228
Rank change year-on-year
+23 -10
Permanent jobs citing PhD 22 16 24
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 0.43% 0.27% 0.37%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.37% 0.88% 1.18%
Number of salaries quoted 22 13 20
Median salary £51,250 £37,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+36.66% -16.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £40,328 £37,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £52,000 £58,750
UK excluding London median salary £40,031 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+0.07% -
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
1608 1810 2031
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 31.39% 31.05% 30.92%
Number of salaries quoted 1262 1458 1655
Median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £27,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £57,500 £63,000
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 4 December 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 4 December 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
Bristol +24 12 £52,500 +26.50% 5
Devon - 8 £50,000 -
Gloucestershire -22 2 £48,250 +28.66%
PhD
England

PhD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 4 December 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 53 (91.38%) Degree
2 38 (65.52%) Java
3 35 (60.34%) Python
4 32 (55.17%) C++
5 29 (50.00%) Computer Science
5 29 (50.00%) Machine Learning
5 29 (50.00%) Analytics
6 27 (46.55%) Data Analytics
6 27 (46.55%) Mathematics
7 26 (44.83%) Scala
8 24 (41.38%) Hadoop
8 24 (41.38%) Apache Spark
8 24 (41.38%) SQL
9 23 (39.66%) MATLAB
9 23 (39.66%) R
10 21 (36.21%) Apache Hive
10 21 (36.21%) Finance
11 20 (34.48%) SPSS
11 20 (34.48%) SAS
11 20 (34.48%) Analytical Skills
12 18 (31.03%) Apache Pig
13 16 (27.59%) OO
14 14 (24.14%) Software Engineering
15 12 (20.69%) J2EE
16 11 (18.97%) Agile Software Development
17 10 (17.24%) C#
17 10 (17.24%) Physics
18 8 (13.79%) JavaScript
19 7 (12.07%) Spring
19 7 (12.07%) Perl

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 24 (41.38%) Apache Spark
2 20 (34.48%) SAS
3 18 (31.03%) Apache Pig
4 1 (1.72%) Apache
4 1 (1.72%) SharePoint
Applications
1 20 (34.48%) SPSS
2 6 (10.34%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 6 (10.34%) Primavera
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.72%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.72%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (41.38%) Hadoop
2 21 (36.21%) Apache Hive
3 4 (6.90%) Big Data
4 3 (5.17%) Apache Cassandra
4 3 (5.17%) MongoDB
5 2 (3.45%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (1.72%) Data Mining
6 1 (1.72%) NoSQL
6 1 (1.72%) Pentaho
6 1 (1.72%) SQL Server
General
1 21 (36.21%) Finance
2 2 (3.45%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.72%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 24 (41.38%) Data Scientist
2 12 (20.69%) Developer
3 8 (13.79%) Java Developer
4 6 (10.34%) Project Planner
4 6 (10.34%) Software Test Engineer
4 6 (10.34%) Test Engineer
5 4 (6.90%) Lead Developer
5 4 (6.90%) Programmer
5 4 (6.90%) Senior Software Engineer
5 4 (6.90%) Software Engineer
6 3 (5.17%) C++ Developer
6 3 (5.17%) C++ Programmer
6 3 (5.17%) Graduate
6 3 (5.17%) Lead Java Developer
7 2 (3.45%) Senior Developer
7 2 (3.45%) Senior Java Developer
7 2 (3.45%) Senior Software Test Engineer
7 2 (3.45%) Senior Test Engineer
8 1 (1.72%) Graduate Analyst
8 1 (1.72%) Senior Project Planner
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (20.69%) J2EE
2 7 (12.07%) Apache Flex
2 7 (12.07%) Spring
3 6 (10.34%) .NET
3 6 (10.34%) AngularJS
3 6 (10.34%) Hibernate
3 6 (10.34%) Node.js
3 6 (10.34%) RESTful
3 6 (10.34%) Web Services
3 6 (10.34%) XML
4 3 (5.17%) Boost C++ Libraries
4 3 (5.17%) HTML
4 3 (5.17%) STL
5 1 (1.72%) Ajax
5 1 (1.72%) ASP.NET
5 1 (1.72%) CSS
5 1 (1.72%) D3.js
5 1 (1.72%) HTML5
5 1 (1.72%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 29 (50.00%) Computer Science
2 27 (46.55%) Mathematics
3 20 (34.48%) Analytical Skills
4 10 (17.24%) Physics
5 4 (6.90%) Robotics
6 3 (5.17%) Statistics
7 2 (3.45%) Social Media
8 1 (1.72%) Artificial Intelligence
8 1 (1.72%) Chemistry
8 1 (1.72%) Embedded Systems
8 1 (1.72%) Hedge funds
8 1 (1.72%) Neural Network
8 1 (1.72%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 6 (10.34%) Android
1 6 (10.34%) Apple iOS
1 6 (10.34%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (50.00%) Analytics
1 29 (50.00%) Machine Learning
2 27 (46.55%) Data Analytics
3 16 (27.59%) OO
4 14 (24.14%) Software Engineering
5 11 (18.97%) Agile Software Development
6 6 (10.34%) Critical Path Analysis
6 6 (10.34%) Cybersecurity
6 6 (10.34%) Data Analysis
6 6 (10.34%) Project Management
6 6 (10.34%) Risk Analysis
7 4 (6.90%) MapReduce
7 4 (6.90%) UML
8 3 (5.17%) OpenUP
9 2 (3.45%) Migration
9 2 (3.45%) Statistical Modelling
9 2 (3.45%) Web Analytics
10 1 (1.72%) Deep Learning
10 1 (1.72%) Performance Engineering
10 1 (1.72%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 38 (65.52%) Java
2 35 (60.34%) Python
3 32 (55.17%) C++
4 26 (44.83%) Scala
5 24 (41.38%) SQL
6 23 (39.66%) MATLAB
6 23 (39.66%) R
7 10 (17.24%) C#
8 8 (13.79%) JavaScript
9 7 (12.07%) Perl
10 6 (10.34%) VB
11 3 (5.17%) C
12 2 (3.45%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 53 (91.38%) Degree
2 7 (12.07%) Security Cleared
3 6 (10.34%) APMP
4 5 (8.62%) SC Cleared
5 4 (6.90%) DV Cleared
Vendors
1 6 (10.34%) Microsoft
2 2 (3.45%) Facebook
2 2 (3.45%) Google
2 2 (3.45%) Omniture
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