The table below looks at the statistics for PhD in IT jobs advertised for the Southampton region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited PhD over the 3 months to 31 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
PhD
Rank 76 80 86
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +6
Permanent jobs citing PhD 6 9 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Southampton 0.84% 1.04% 0.44%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.54% 2.61% 1.40%
Number of salaries quoted 6 9 4
Average salary £36,250 £30,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+20.83% -20.00%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
PhD
Hampshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in permanent jobs advertised in the Southampton region.

Qualifications Category
Southampton
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
236 345 286
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Southampton 33.05% 40.02% 31.46%
Number of salaries quoted 183 302 278
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,750 £21,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £42,500 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%

PhD
Jobs Demand Trend in Southampton

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing PhD across the Southampton region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

PhD Jobs Demand Trend in Southampton

PhD
Salary Trend in Southampton

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing PhD across the Southampton region.

PhD Salary Trend in Southampton

PhD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Southampton

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT jobs across the Southampton 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 17 (94.44%) Python
2 16 (88.89%) Mathematics
3 14 (77.78%) Algorithms
3 14 (77.78%) C
3 14 (77.78%) C++
3 14 (77.78%) Software Engineering
4 11 (61.11%) Data Analysis
4 11 (61.11%) UNIX
4 11 (61.11%) Linux
4 11 (61.11%) Project Management
4 11 (61.11%) Computer Science
4 11 (61.11%) Test Automation
5 6 (33.33%) MATLAB
6 4 (22.22%) Analytics
7 3 (16.67%) Demand Forecasting
7 3 (16.67%) Coaching
7 3 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
7 3 (16.67%) Image Processing
7 3 (16.67%) Open Source
7 3 (16.67%) R
7 3 (16.67%) Revenue Management
7 3 (16.67%) SQL
7 3 (16.67%) Logistics
7 3 (16.67%) Ruby
7 3 (16.67%) Operations Research
8 2 (11.11%) Statistics
9 1 (5.56%) Internet of Things
9 1 (5.56%) Business Development
9 1 (5.56%) Publishing
9 1 (5.56%) Internet

PhD
Top Related IT Skills in Southampton by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT jobs across the Southampton 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.

Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.56%) Internet
General
1 1 (5.56%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 14 (77.78%) Software Engineer
2 11 (61.11%) Graduate Software Engineer
2 11 (61.11%) Graduate
3 3 (16.67%) Research Engineer
4 2 (11.11%) Data Scientist
5 1 (5.56%) Research Scientist
Miscellaneous
1 16 (88.89%) Mathematics
2 14 (77.78%) Algorithms
3 11 (61.11%) Computer Science
4 3 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (11.11%) Statistics
6 1 (5.56%) Internet of Things
Operating Systems
1 11 (61.11%) UNIX
1 11 (61.11%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (77.78%) Software Engineering
2 11 (61.11%) Project Management
2 11 (61.11%) Data Analysis
2 11 (61.11%) Test Automation
3 4 (22.22%) Analytics
4 3 (16.67%) Demand Forecasting
4 3 (16.67%) Coaching
4 3 (16.67%) Image Processing
4 3 (16.67%) Open Source
4 3 (16.67%) Logistics
4 3 (16.67%) Operations Research
4 3 (16.67%) Revenue Management
5 1 (5.56%) Business Development
Programming Languages
1 17 (94.44%) Python
2 14 (77.78%) C
2 14 (77.78%) C++
3 6 (33.33%) MATLAB
4 3 (16.67%) Ruby
4 3 (16.67%) R
4 3 (16.67%) SQL