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

Location
3 months to
31 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
PhD
Rank 225 211 199
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -12
Permanent jobs citing PhD 12 18 26
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 0.20% 0.33% 0.48%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.65% 1.18% 1.37%
Number of salaries quoted 12 17 25
Average salary £37,500 £46,500 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-19.35% -7.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,150 £42,500 £41,000
10% offered a salary of more than £59,000 £47,500 £55,000
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
1848 1522 1900
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 30.36% 27.99% 34.96%
Number of salaries quoted 1458 1247 1616
Average salary £40,000 £39,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.56% +4.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,500 £23,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £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 31 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 31 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
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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 -11 5 £35,000 -17.64%
Bristol -9 3 £35,000 -24.73% 1
Dorset -24 3 £40,000 +45.45%
PhD
England

PhD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 31 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 25 (65.79%) Software Engineering
2 24 (63.16%) Mathematics
3 22 (57.89%) Computer Science
3 22 (57.89%) C++
4 18 (47.37%) Physics
5 15 (39.47%) Degree
6 10 (26.32%) C#
7 9 (23.68%) .NET
7 9 (23.68%) SQL Server
7 9 (23.68%) Linux
7 9 (23.68%) Finance
7 9 (23.68%) Algorithms
8 8 (21.05%) Agile Software Development
9 7 (18.42%) Python
9 7 (18.42%) JavaScript
9 7 (18.42%) HTML
10 6 (15.79%) C
10 6 (15.79%) SQL
10 6 (15.79%) Visual Studio
10 6 (15.79%) ASP.NET
10 6 (15.79%) CSS
10 6 (15.79%) OO
10 6 (15.79%) Microsoft
10 6 (15.79%) Microsoft Certification
10 6 (15.79%) MVC
10 6 (15.79%) Manufacturing
10 6 (15.79%) Chemistry
10 6 (15.79%) WCF
10 6 (15.79%) jQuery
10 6 (15.79%) HTML5

PhD
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 31 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (2.63%) OpenStack
Applications
1 4 (10.53%) NASTRAN
Business Applications
1 2 (5.26%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.63%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (2.63%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (2.63%) Google App Engine
1 1 (2.63%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (2.63%) SaaS
1 1 (2.63%) PaaS
1 1 (2.63%) HP Helion
1 1 (2.63%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.63%) TCP/IP
1 1 (2.63%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (23.68%) SQL Server
2 6 (15.79%) SQL Server 2012
3 3 (7.89%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (5.26%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 6 (15.79%) Visual Studio
2 1 (2.63%) Maven
2 1 (2.63%) Git (software)
2 1 (2.63%) Hudson
2 1 (2.63%) Gradle
2 1 (2.63%) Artifactory
2 1 (2.63%) Jenkins
2 1 (2.63%) Ant
General
1 9 (23.68%) Finance
2 6 (15.79%) Manufacturing
3 5 (13.16%) Telecoms
4 4 (10.53%) Aerospace
4 4 (10.53%) Banking
4 4 (10.53%) Retail
5 3 (7.89%) Billing
6 2 (5.26%) Marketing
6 2 (5.26%) Electronics
7 1 (2.63%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 20 (52.63%) Software Engineer
2 8 (21.05%) Developer
3 6 (15.79%) C# Developer
3 6 (15.79%) Embedded Software Engineer
3 6 (15.79%) C++ Software Engineer
3 6 (15.79%) C# .NET Developer
4 5 (13.16%) C# Software Engineer
4 5 (13.16%) Applications Support Analyst
4 5 (13.16%) Analyst
4 5 (13.16%) Support Analyst
4 5 (13.16%) Applications Support
5 4 (10.53%) C# ASP.NET Developer
6 2 (5.26%) Senior C# Developer
6 2 (5.26%) Senior C# Software Engineer
6 2 (5.26%) Python Developer
6 2 (5.26%) Senior Developer
6 2 (5.26%) Senior Software Engineer
7 1 (2.63%) Java Software Engineer
7 1 (2.63%) Junior Developer
7 1 (2.63%) Principal Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (23.68%) .NET
2 7 (18.42%) HTML
3 6 (15.79%) jQuery
3 6 (15.79%) HTML5
3 6 (15.79%) CSS3
3 6 (15.79%) WCF
3 6 (15.79%) ASP.NET
3 6 (15.79%) CSS
4 4 (10.53%) ASP.NET MVC
5 1 (2.63%) Boost C++ Libraries
5 1 (2.63%) Twisted
5 1 (2.63%) STL
5 1 (2.63%) Web Services
5 1 (2.63%) WPF
5 1 (2.63%) MFC
Miscellaneous
1 24 (63.16%) Mathematics
2 22 (57.89%) Computer Science
3 18 (47.37%) Physics
4 9 (23.68%) Algorithms
5 6 (15.79%) Chemistry
6 5 (13.16%) Data Structures
7 3 (7.89%) Enterprise Software
8 2 (5.26%) DTV
9 1 (2.63%) Device Driver
9 1 (2.63%) Internet of Things
9 1 (2.63%) Analytical Skills
9 1 (2.63%) Open Source
9 1 (2.63%) MPEG
9 1 (2.63%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 9 (23.68%) Linux
2 5 (13.16%) UNIX
3 4 (10.53%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (65.79%) Software Engineering
2 8 (21.05%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (15.79%) MVC
3 6 (15.79%) OO
3 6 (15.79%) Parallel Programming
4 5 (13.16%) Configuration Management
4 5 (13.16%) Electronic Design Automation
5 4 (10.53%) OOD
6 2 (5.26%) Business Intelligence
6 2 (5.26%) Programme Management
6 2 (5.26%) Digital Marketing
6 2 (5.26%) Continuous Integration
7 1 (2.63%) Computer Security
7 1 (2.63%) Information Assurance
7 1 (2.63%) Signal Processing
7 1 (2.63%) Machine Learning
7 1 (2.63%) Functional Programming
7 1 (2.63%) Pair Programming
7 1 (2.63%) Project Management
7 1 (2.63%) Project Planning
Programming Languages
1 22 (57.89%) C++
2 10 (26.32%) C#
3 7 (18.42%) JavaScript
3 7 (18.42%) Python
4 6 (15.79%) SQL
4 6 (15.79%) C
5 5 (13.16%) Java
6 4 (10.53%) Fortran
7 3 (7.89%) Embedded C++
8 1 (2.63%) Erlang
8 1 (2.63%) Scala
8 1 (2.63%) Clojure
8 1 (2.63%) Golang
8 1 (2.63%) Rust
Qualifications
1 15 (39.47%) Degree
2 6 (15.79%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 1 (2.63%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (2.63%) Docker
Vendors
1 6 (15.79%) Microsoft
2 2 (5.26%) SAP
3 1 (2.63%) Oracle
3 1 (2.63%) HP
3 1 (2.63%) VMware
3 1 (2.63%) Google
3 1 (2.63%) Rackspace