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 5 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
PhD
Rank 82 80 78
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -2
Permanent jobs citing PhD 3 11 11
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Southampton 0.39% 1.22% 1.23%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.30% 4.37% 3.46%
Number of salaries quoted 3 11 10
Average salary £47,500 £32,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+46.15% -27.77%
UK excluding London average salary £43,250 £45,000 £41,000
% change year-on-year
-3.88% +9.75%
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
230 252 318
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Southampton 30.22% 28.03% 35.65%
Number of salaries quoted 214 207 298
Average salary £42,500 £42,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +21.42%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £26,000 £22,600
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

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 5 February 2016, 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 4 (100.00%) MATLAB
1 4 (100.00%) Python
2 3 (75.00%) Mathematics
2 3 (75.00%) R
2 3 (75.00%) Data Analytics
2 3 (75.00%) Analytics
2 3 (75.00%) Algorithms
3 2 (50.00%) Big Data
3 2 (50.00%) Big Data Analytics
3 2 (50.00%) Security Cleared
3 2 (50.00%) Physics
3 2 (50.00%) Computer Science
3 2 (50.00%) Business Intelligence
3 2 (50.00%) C++
3 2 (50.00%) SQL Server
4 1 (25.00%) Internet
4 1 (25.00%) Remote Sensing
4 1 (25.00%) ESRI
4 1 (25.00%) ArcGIS
4 1 (25.00%) Publishing
4 1 (25.00%) Software Engineering
4 1 (25.00%) Ruby
4 1 (25.00%) Business Development
4 1 (25.00%) Semantic Web
4 1 (25.00%) Image Processing
4 1 (25.00%) 3D Modelling
4 1 (25.00%) Social Media
4 1 (25.00%) Machine Learning
4 1 (25.00%) Linked Data
4 1 (25.00%) C

PhD
Top Related IT Skills in Southampton by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (25.00%) ArcGIS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (25.00%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (50.00%) Big Data
1 2 (50.00%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (25.00%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Data Scientist
2 1 (25.00%) Computer Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Research Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Research Scientist
2 1 (25.00%) Software Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (75.00%) Algorithms
1 3 (75.00%) Mathematics
2 2 (50.00%) Computer Science
2 2 (50.00%) Physics
3 1 (25.00%) Internet of Things
3 1 (25.00%) Linked Data
3 1 (25.00%) Remote Sensing
3 1 (25.00%) Semantic Web
3 1 (25.00%) Social Media
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) Analytics
1 3 (75.00%) Data Analytics
2 2 (50.00%) Big Data Analytics
2 2 (50.00%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (25.00%) 3D Modelling
3 1 (25.00%) Business Development
3 1 (25.00%) Image Processing
3 1 (25.00%) Machine Learning
3 1 (25.00%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 4 (100.00%) MATLAB
1 4 (100.00%) Python
2 3 (75.00%) R
3 2 (50.00%) C++
4 1 (25.00%) C
4 1 (25.00%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 2 (50.00%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 1 (25.00%) ESRI