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

3 months to
28 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
PhD
Rank 203 248 213
Rank change year-on-year
+45 -35
Permanent jobs citing PhD 38 2 32
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 0.68% 0.034% 0.52%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.06% 0.11% 1.94%
Number of salaries quoted 34 2 30
Median salary £50,000 £41,250 £46,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+21.21% -11.29%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £38,250 £45,000
10% offered a salary of more than £71,750 £44,250 £51,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,000 £42,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -4.76%
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
1849 1782 1648
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 33.27% 30.07% 26.83%
Number of salaries quoted 1453 1400 1290
Median salary £42,500 £40,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+4.93% +8.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £26,000 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £59,700
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year
- +2.40%

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 28 August 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 28 August 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 - 17 £50,000 - 1
Bristol +17 8 £45,000 +20.00% 1
Gloucestershire +2 7 £47,500 +5.55% 1
Dorset - 4 - -
Somerset - 2 £35,000 -
PhD
England

PhD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 69 (78.41%) Degree
2 58 (65.91%) Computer Science
3 57 (64.77%) Python
4 56 (63.64%) Analytics
5 50 (56.82%) Data Analytics
5 50 (56.82%) Machine Learning
5 50 (56.82%) C++
5 50 (56.82%) Java
6 40 (45.45%) R
7 39 (44.32%) Finance
8 35 (39.77%) Apache Spark
9 33 (37.50%) MATLAB
10 32 (36.36%) Analytical Skills
11 31 (35.23%) Scala
11 31 (35.23%) Hadoop
12 30 (34.09%) SQL
13 28 (31.82%) Apache Hive
14 24 (27.27%) SAS
14 24 (27.27%) Data Mining
14 24 (27.27%) SPSS
15 23 (26.14%) Mathematics
15 23 (26.14%) Big Data
16 19 (21.59%) Data Analysis
17 18 (20.45%) OpenUP
17 18 (20.45%) Apache Pig
18 16 (18.18%) Security Cleared
19 15 (17.05%) Software Engineering
19 15 (17.05%) Physics
20 14 (15.91%) MongoDB
21 13 (14.77%) OO

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 35 (39.77%) Apache Spark
2 24 (27.27%) SAS
3 18 (20.45%) Apache Pig
4 1 (1.14%) SharePoint
Applications
1 24 (27.27%) SPSS
2 2 (2.27%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (2.27%) Primavera
2 1 (1.14%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.14%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.14%) InfiniBand
1 1 (1.14%) Internet
1 1 (1.14%) NAS
1 1 (1.14%) SAN
1 1 (1.14%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (35.23%) Hadoop
2 28 (31.82%) Apache Hive
3 24 (27.27%) Data Mining
4 23 (26.14%) Big Data
5 14 (15.91%) MongoDB
6 11 (12.50%) Apache Cassandra
7 4 (4.55%) MySQL
7 4 (4.55%) Neo4j
7 4 (4.55%) NoSQL
7 4 (4.55%) Relational Database
7 4 (4.55%) SQL Server
8 3 (3.41%) PostgreSQL
9 1 (1.14%) HBase
9 1 (1.14%) Pentaho
9 1 (1.14%) SQLite
General
1 39 (44.32%) Finance
2 4 (4.55%) Telecoms
3 2 (2.27%) Multimedia
4 1 (1.14%) Aerospace
4 1 (1.14%) Automotive
4 1 (1.14%) Electronics
4 1 (1.14%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.14%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 32 (36.36%) Data Scientist
2 9 (10.23%) Developer
3 8 (9.09%) Software Test Engineer
3 8 (9.09%) Test Engineer
4 7 (7.95%) Chief Technology Officer
5 5 (5.68%) Software Engineer
6 4 (4.55%) C++ Developer
6 4 (4.55%) Data Manager
6 4 (4.55%) Graduate
6 4 (4.55%) Java Developer
6 4 (4.55%) Senior Software Engineer
7 3 (3.41%) C++ Programmer
7 3 (3.41%) Product Manager
7 3 (3.41%) Programmer
7 3 (3.41%) Senior Data Scientist
7 3 (3.41%) Software Developer
8 2 (2.27%) Analyst
8 2 (2.27%) Development Manager
8 2 (2.27%) Project Planner
8 2 (2.27%) Senior Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (9.09%) J2EE
1 8 (9.09%) XML
2 4 (4.55%) HTML
3 3 (3.41%) AngularJS
3 3 (3.41%) Boost C++ Libraries
3 3 (3.41%) HTML5
3 3 (3.41%) STL
4 2 (2.27%) Natural Language Processing
5 1 (1.14%) .NET
5 1 (1.14%) Ajax
5 1 (1.14%) CSS
5 1 (1.14%) D3.js
Miscellaneous
1 58 (65.91%) Computer Science
2 32 (36.36%) Analytical Skills
3 23 (26.14%) Mathematics
4 15 (17.05%) Physics
5 9 (10.23%) Artificial Intelligence
6 8 (9.09%) Chemistry
7 4 (4.55%) Robotics
7 4 (4.55%) Statistics
8 2 (2.27%) Neural Network
8 2 (2.27%) Psychology
8 2 (2.27%) Social Media
8 2 (2.27%) Taxonomies
9 1 (1.14%) Embedded Systems
9 1 (1.14%) Life Science
9 1 (1.14%) Mainframe
9 1 (1.14%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 9 (10.23%) Unix
2 8 (9.09%) Android
2 8 (9.09%) Apple iOS
3 1 (1.14%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (63.64%) Analytics
2 50 (56.82%) Data Analytics
2 50 (56.82%) Machine Learning
3 19 (21.59%) Data Analysis
4 18 (20.45%) OpenUP
5 15 (17.05%) Software Engineering
6 13 (14.77%) OO
7 10 (11.36%) MapReduce
8 9 (10.23%) Agile Software Development
9 8 (9.09%) Cybersecurity
9 8 (9.09%) Migration
9 8 (9.09%) Performance Engineering
10 5 (5.68%) Web Analytics
11 4 (4.55%) Project Management
11 4 (4.55%) UML
12 3 (3.41%) Big Data Analytics
12 3 (3.41%) Regression Testing
12 3 (3.41%) System Testing
13 2 (2.27%) Deep Learning
13 2 (2.27%) Statistical Modelling
Programming Languages
1 57 (64.77%) Python
2 50 (56.82%) C++
2 50 (56.82%) Java
3 40 (45.45%) R
4 33 (37.50%) MATLAB
5 31 (35.23%) Scala
6 30 (34.09%) SQL
7 11 (12.50%) C
8 10 (11.36%) Perl
9 8 (9.09%) VB
10 7 (7.95%) C#
11 6 (6.82%) JavaScript
12 3 (3.41%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 69 (78.41%) Degree
2 16 (18.18%) Security Cleared
3 12 (13.64%) SC Cleared
4 7 (7.95%) DV Cleared
5 2 (2.27%) APMP
Vendors
1 5 (5.68%) Google
1 5 (5.68%) Omniture
2 3 (3.41%) Oracle
3 2 (2.27%) Facebook
3 2 (2.27%) Microsoft
4 1 (1.14%) Intel
4 1 (1.14%) SAP
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