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

Location
3 months to
2 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
PhD
Rank 10 10 8
Rank change year-on-year
0 -2
Permanent jobs citing PhD 11 4 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Sunderland 20.00% 10.00% 15.79%
As % of the Qualifications category 36.67% 57.14% 27.27%
Number of salaries quoted 11 4 6
Average salary £40,000 £38,750 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.22% -8.82%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £42,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-4.76% +12.00%
PhD
Tyne and Wear

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

Qualifications Category
Sunderland
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
30 7 22
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Sunderland 54.55% 17.50% 57.89%
Number of salaries quoted 30 7 21
Average salary £40,000 £32,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+23.07% -7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £22,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £47,000 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%

PhD
Jobs Demand Trend in Sunderland

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

PhD Jobs Demand Trend in Sunderland

PhD
Salary Trend in Sunderland

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

PhD Salary Trend in Sunderland

PhD
Salary Histogram in Sunderland

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing PhD across the Sunderland region over the 3 months to 2 September 2015.

PhD Salary Histogram in Sunderland

PhD
Top 28 Related IT Skills in Sunderland

For the 6 months to 2 September 2015, IT jobs across the Sunderland 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 21 (100.00%) Degree
1 21 (100.00%) Multithreading
2 20 (95.24%) Computer Science
2 20 (95.24%) C++
3 18 (85.71%) C#
3 18 (85.71%) Software Engineering
4 13 (61.90%) Agile Software Development
4 13 (61.90%) Java
5 11 (52.38%) 3D Graphics
5 11 (52.38%) OOD
6 10 (47.62%) Mathematics
6 10 (47.62%) Physics
6 10 (47.62%) API Development
6 10 (47.62%) API Design
7 9 (42.86%) Algorithms
7 9 (42.86%) Games
8 8 (38.10%) OpenGL
8 8 (38.10%) DirectX
8 8 (38.10%) HLSL
8 8 (38.10%) Unity (Game Engine)
8 8 (38.10%) 3D Programming
8 8 (38.10%) Visualisation
9 3 (14.29%) Unit Testing
10 2 (9.52%) OO
10 2 (9.52%) CUDA
11 1 (4.76%) Game Development
11 1 (4.76%) Windows
11 1 (4.76%) Linux

PhD
Top Related IT Skills in Sunderland by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 2015, IT jobs across the Sunderland 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.

General
1 9 (42.86%) Games
Job Titles
1 13 (61.90%) Software Developer
1 13 (61.90%) Developer
2 10 (47.62%) C# Developer
2 10 (47.62%) C# Software Developer
3 8 (38.10%) C++ Software Engineer
3 8 (38.10%) Software Engineer
4 3 (14.29%) Java Developer
4 3 (14.29%) Java Software Developer
5 2 (9.52%) C++/Java Developer
5 2 (9.52%) C++ Software Developer
5 2 (9.52%) C++ Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (38.10%) OpenGL
1 8 (38.10%) DirectX
1 8 (38.10%) Unity (Game Engine)
Miscellaneous
1 20 (95.24%) Computer Science
2 11 (52.38%) 3D Graphics
3 10 (47.62%) Mathematics
3 10 (47.62%) Physics
4 9 (42.86%) Algorithms
5 8 (38.10%) Visualisation
6 2 (9.52%) CUDA
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.76%) Windows
1 1 (4.76%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (100.00%) Multithreading
2 18 (85.71%) Software Engineering
3 13 (61.90%) Agile Software Development
4 11 (52.38%) OOD
5 10 (47.62%) API Development
5 10 (47.62%) API Design
6 8 (38.10%) 3D Programming
7 3 (14.29%) Unit Testing
8 2 (9.52%) OO
9 1 (4.76%) Game Development
Programming Languages
1 20 (95.24%) C++
2 18 (85.71%) C#
3 13 (61.90%) Java
4 8 (38.10%) HLSL
Qualifications
1 21 (100.00%) Degree