The first table below looks at the demand 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 11 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Qualifications for the South West region.

Location
3 months to
11 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
PhD
Rank 181 198 184
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -14
Permanent jobs citing PhD 42 15 32
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 0.69% 0.29% 0.58%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.67% 0.99% 1.61%
Number of salaries quoted 32 13 27
Average salary £45,750 £37,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+22.00% -6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £37,500 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £40,000 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
Qualifications Category
South West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
1575 1517 1992
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 26.01% 28.89% 36.36%
Number of salaries quoted 1209 1311 1755
Average salary £37,500 £40,000 £38,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.25% +5.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,950 £25,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,452 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.62% -
PhD
England

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 11 July 2014.

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 11 July 2014. 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
Bristol +5 17 £46,500 +24.00%
Wiltshire - 14 £45,750 - 2
Somerset - 5 £37,500 - 1
Gloucestershire - 3 £51,000 - 1
Dorset - 2 £50,000 -
Devon -13 1 £30,000 -
PhD
England

PhD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 11 July 2014, 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 57 (93.44%) Java
2 49 (80.33%) Software Engineering
3 36 (59.02%) Degree
4 28 (45.90%) C#
5 26 (42.62%) Computer Science
6 23 (37.70%) C++
7 19 (31.15%) HTML
8 17 (27.87%) .NET
8 17 (27.87%) HTML5
9 16 (26.23%) Oracle
9 16 (26.23%) SQL Server
9 16 (26.23%) Mathematics
10 14 (22.95%) Pharmaceutical
10 14 (22.95%) Telecoms
10 14 (22.95%) Finance
10 14 (22.95%) XML
10 14 (22.95%) XSD
10 14 (22.95%) HND
10 14 (22.95%) CSS
10 14 (22.95%) Python
10 14 (22.95%) RDBMS
10 14 (22.95%) Relational Database
11 13 (21.31%) CSS3
11 13 (21.31%) jQuery
12 12 (19.67%) GWT
12 12 (19.67%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 12 (19.67%) OO
12 12 (19.67%) JavaScript
13 10 (16.39%) Eclipse
14 9 (14.75%) MySQL

PhD
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 11 July 2014, 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (1.64%) Drupal
1 1 (1.64%) WordPress
Applications
1 8 (13.11%) NASTRAN
Business Applications
1 9 (14.75%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (1.64%) Magento
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (26.23%) SQL Server
2 14 (22.95%) RDBMS
2 14 (22.95%) Relational Database
3 9 (14.75%) MySQL
4 8 (13.11%) DB2
5 3 (4.92%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 10 (16.39%) Eclipse
2 1 (1.64%) Git (software)
General
1 14 (22.95%) Telecoms
1 14 (22.95%) Finance
1 14 (22.95%) Pharmaceutical
2 8 (13.11%) Aerospace
2 8 (13.11%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.64%) Advertising
3 1 (1.64%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 30 (49.18%) Developer
2 19 (31.15%) Software Engineer
3 14 (22.95%) Software Developer
3 14 (22.95%) Java Developer
4 5 (8.20%) Senior Developer
4 5 (8.20%) Senior Java Developer
5 2 (3.28%) Software Team Leader
5 2 (3.28%) Front-End Developer
5 2 (3.28%) Team Leader
6 1 (1.64%) Project Manager
6 1 (1.64%) Support Engineer
6 1 (1.64%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 1 (1.64%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (31.15%) HTML
2 17 (27.87%) .NET
2 17 (27.87%) HTML5
3 14 (22.95%) CSS
3 14 (22.95%) XML
3 14 (22.95%) XSD
4 13 (21.31%) CSS3
4 13 (21.31%) jQuery
5 12 (19.67%) GWT
5 12 (19.67%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 8 (13.11%) OSGi
7 6 (9.84%) Hibernate
7 6 (9.84%) Spring
8 5 (8.20%) Web Services
9 3 (4.92%) J2EE
10 1 (1.64%) EJB
10 1 (1.64%) XHTML
10 1 (1.64%) Symfony
Miscellaneous
1 26 (42.62%) Computer Science
2 16 (26.23%) Mathematics
3 9 (14.75%) Physics
4 1 (1.64%) Chemistry
4 1 (1.64%) Remote Sensing
4 1 (1.64%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.64%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 8 (13.11%) UNIX
2 7 (11.48%) Windows
3 1 (1.64%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (80.33%) Software Engineering
2 12 (19.67%) OO
3 9 (14.75%) OOD
3 9 (14.75%) Scrum
4 8 (13.11%) Process Management
4 8 (13.11%) Software Architecture
5 6 (9.84%) UML
5 6 (9.84%) Database Tuning
6 5 (8.20%) Data Modelling
7 3 (4.92%) Project Management
7 3 (4.92%) Agile Software Development
7 3 (4.92%) Cyber Security
8 1 (1.64%) Change Control
8 1 (1.64%) Test Strategy
8 1 (1.64%) Mobile Application Development
8 1 (1.64%) Information Security
8 1 (1.64%) Test Automation
8 1 (1.64%) Image Processing
8 1 (1.64%) Requirements Analysis
8 1 (1.64%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 57 (93.44%) Java
2 28 (45.90%) C#
3 23 (37.70%) C++
4 14 (22.95%) Python
5 12 (19.67%) JavaScript
6 8 (13.11%) Fortran
7 6 (9.84%) C
8 5 (8.20%) Objective-C
9 2 (3.28%) SQL
10 1 (1.64%) MATLAB
10 1 (1.64%) PHP
Qualifications
1 36 (59.02%) Degree
2 14 (22.95%) HND
3 8 (13.11%) SC Cleared
3 8 (13.11%) Security Cleared
4 2 (3.28%) DV Cleared
5 1 (1.64%) PMI Certification
System Software
1 1 (1.64%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 16 (26.23%) Oracle
2 1 (1.64%) VMware
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