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

3 months to
30 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
PhD
Rank 193 250 191
Rank change year-on-year
+57 -59
Permanent jobs citing PhD 46 7 43
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 0.88% 0.12% 0.69%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.90% 0.39% 2.56%
Number of salaries quoted 46 7 31
Median salary £53,500 £47,500 £45,750
Median salary % change year-on-year
+12.63% +3.82%
90% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £29,500 £37,500
10% offered a salary of more than £90,000 £51,000 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -
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
1587 1783 1682
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 30.46% 29.58% 27.09%
Number of salaries quoted 1244 1390 1308
Median salary £41,000 £39,000 £38,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+5.12% +1.29%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,988 £25,000 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £57,000 £57,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year
- +3.65%

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 30 June 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 30 June 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 - 26 £80,000 - 1
Bristol - 12 £45,000 - 1
Gloucestershire +3 6 £53,500 +12.63%
Somerset - 1 £27,500 -
PhD
England

PhD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 30 June 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 54 (73.97%) Degree
2 50 (68.49%) Analytics
3 49 (67.12%) Computer Science
4 46 (63.01%) Python
5 44 (60.27%) Data Analytics
6 41 (56.16%) Java
7 39 (53.42%) Machine Learning
8 38 (52.05%) C++
9 34 (46.58%) Finance
10 32 (43.84%) R
11 27 (36.99%) Analytical Skills
11 27 (36.99%) Apache Spark
12 26 (35.62%) Big Data
13 25 (34.25%) MATLAB
14 24 (32.88%) Scala
15 22 (30.14%) Hadoop
15 22 (30.14%) SQL
16 21 (28.77%) Data Analysis
16 21 (28.77%) OpenUP
17 20 (27.40%) Apache Hive
18 17 (23.29%) Data Mining
19 16 (21.92%) SAS
19 16 (21.92%) SPSS
19 16 (21.92%) Security Cleared
20 14 (19.18%) MongoDB
20 14 (19.18%) C
21 13 (17.81%) Mathematics
22 12 (16.44%) Artificial Intelligence
23 11 (15.07%) Software Engineering
23 11 (15.07%) 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 27 (36.99%) Apache Spark
2 16 (21.92%) SAS
3 10 (13.70%) Apache Pig
Applications
1 16 (21.92%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 1 (1.37%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.37%) InfiniBand
1 1 (1.37%) Internet
1 1 (1.37%) NAS
1 1 (1.37%) SAN
1 1 (1.37%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (35.62%) Big Data
2 22 (30.14%) Hadoop
3 20 (27.40%) Apache Hive
4 17 (23.29%) Data Mining
5 14 (19.18%) MongoDB
6 11 (15.07%) Apache Cassandra
7 5 (6.85%) NoSQL
8 4 (5.48%) MySQL
8 4 (5.48%) Neo4j
8 4 (5.48%) Relational Database
9 3 (4.11%) SQL Server
10 1 (1.37%) HBase
10 1 (1.37%) PostgreSQL
10 1 (1.37%) SQLite
General
1 34 (46.58%) Finance
2 4 (5.48%) Telecoms
3 3 (4.11%) Multimedia
4 2 (2.74%) Advertising
5 1 (1.37%) Aerospace
5 1 (1.37%) Automotive
5 1 (1.37%) Electronics
5 1 (1.37%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.37%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 22 (30.14%) Data Scientist
2 10 (13.70%) Chief Technology Officer
3 7 (9.59%) Software Test Engineer
3 7 (9.59%) Test Engineer
4 6 (8.22%) Developer
5 4 (5.48%) Java Developer
5 4 (5.48%) Senior Data Scientist
6 3 (4.11%) Data Manager
6 3 (4.11%) Development Manager
6 3 (4.11%) Product Manager
6 3 (4.11%) Software Developer
6 3 (4.11%) Training Manager
7 2 (2.74%) Consultant
7 2 (2.74%) Java Software Developer
7 2 (2.74%) Junior
7 2 (2.74%) Junior Consultant
7 2 (2.74%) Performance Consultant
8 1 (1.37%) Graduate Software Engineer
8 1 (1.37%) Linux Support Engineer
8 1 (1.37%) Linux Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (9.59%) J2EE
1 7 (9.59%) XML
2 3 (4.11%) AngularJS
2 3 (4.11%) HTML
2 3 (4.11%) HTML5
3 2 (2.74%) Natural Language Processing
Miscellaneous
1 49 (67.12%) Computer Science
2 27 (36.99%) Analytical Skills
3 13 (17.81%) Mathematics
4 12 (16.44%) Artificial Intelligence
5 10 (13.70%) Chemistry
6 9 (12.33%) Physics
7 3 (4.11%) Psychology
7 3 (4.11%) Taxonomies
8 2 (2.74%) Neural Network
8 2 (2.74%) Statistics
9 1 (1.37%) Embedded Systems
9 1 (1.37%) Life Science
9 1 (1.37%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 8 (10.96%) Unix
2 7 (9.59%) Android
2 7 (9.59%) Apple iOS
3 1 (1.37%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (68.49%) Analytics
2 44 (60.27%) Data Analytics
3 39 (53.42%) Machine Learning
4 21 (28.77%) Data Analysis
4 21 (28.77%) OpenUP
5 11 (15.07%) OO
5 11 (15.07%) Software Engineering
6 10 (13.70%) MapReduce
7 9 (12.33%) Performance Engineering
8 8 (10.96%) Agile Software Development
8 8 (10.96%) Migration
9 7 (9.59%) Cybersecurity
10 6 (8.22%) Regression Testing
10 6 (8.22%) System Testing
11 5 (6.85%) Web Analytics
12 3 (4.11%) Big Data Analytics
12 3 (4.11%) Project Management
13 2 (2.74%) Deep Learning
14 1 (1.37%) Presales
14 1 (1.37%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 46 (63.01%) Python
2 41 (56.16%) Java
3 38 (52.05%) C++
4 32 (43.84%) R
5 25 (34.25%) MATLAB
6 24 (32.88%) Scala
7 22 (30.14%) SQL
8 14 (19.18%) C
9 9 (12.33%) Perl
10 7 (9.59%) VB
11 5 (6.85%) JavaScript
12 2 (2.74%) C#
12 2 (2.74%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 54 (73.97%) Degree
2 16 (21.92%) Security Cleared
3 9 (12.33%) DV Cleared
4 8 (10.96%) SC Cleared
Vendors
1 5 (6.85%) Google
1 5 (6.85%) Omniture
2 3 (4.11%) Oracle
3 1 (1.37%) Intel
3 1 (1.37%) SAP
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