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 28 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
PhD
Rank 6 15 9
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -6
Permanent jobs citing PhD 10 1 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Sunderland 35.71% 2.56% 21.43%
As % of the Qualifications category 55.56% 7.14% 60.00%
Number of salaries quoted 10 1 9
Average salary £53,750 £32,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+65.38% -23.52%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £42,250 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-5.32% +12.66%
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
18 14 15
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Sunderland 64.29% 35.90% 35.71%
Number of salaries quoted 17 14 14
Average salary £47,500 £32,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+46.15% -23.52%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £29,250 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £42,500 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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 28 May 2015.

PhD Salary Histogram in Sunderland

PhD
Top 28 Related IT Skills in Sunderland

For the 6 months to 28 May 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
2 17 (80.95%) Computer Science
2 17 (80.95%) Multithreading
3 15 (71.43%) Mathematics
3 15 (71.43%) 3D Graphics
4 13 (61.90%) Games
4 13 (61.90%) C++
4 13 (61.90%) Algorithms
5 12 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
5 12 (57.14%) Java
6 11 (52.38%) C#
6 11 (52.38%) Software Engineering
6 11 (52.38%) Physics
7 10 (47.62%) Unit Testing
7 10 (47.62%) OOD
8 9 (42.86%) OpenGL
8 9 (42.86%) DirectX
8 9 (42.86%) HLSL
8 9 (42.86%) Unity (Game Engine)
8 9 (42.86%) 3D Programming
8 9 (42.86%) Visualisation
9 6 (28.57%) OO
10 4 (19.05%) JUnit
10 4 (19.05%) Windows
10 4 (19.05%) Linux
10 4 (19.05%) Scrum
10 4 (19.05%) Game Development
11 2 (9.52%) CUDA

PhD
Top Related IT Skills in Sunderland by Category

For the 6 months to 28 May 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.

Development Applications
1 4 (19.05%) JUnit
General
1 13 (61.90%) Games
Job Titles
1 12 (57.14%) Developer
1 12 (57.14%) Software Developer
2 10 (47.62%) Java Software Developer
2 10 (47.62%) Java Developer
3 9 (42.86%) C++ Software Engineer
3 9 (42.86%) Software Engineer
4 2 (9.52%) C++/Java Developer
4 2 (9.52%) C# Software Developer
4 2 (9.52%) C++ Software Developer
4 2 (9.52%) C++ Developer
4 2 (9.52%) C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (42.86%) OpenGL
1 9 (42.86%) DirectX
1 9 (42.86%) Unity (Game Engine)
Miscellaneous
1 17 (80.95%) Computer Science
2 15 (71.43%) Mathematics
2 15 (71.43%) 3D Graphics
3 13 (61.90%) Algorithms
4 11 (52.38%) Physics
5 9 (42.86%) Visualisation
6 2 (9.52%) CUDA
Operating Systems
1 4 (19.05%) Windows
1 4 (19.05%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (80.95%) Multithreading
2 12 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (52.38%) Software Engineering
4 10 (47.62%) Unit Testing
4 10 (47.62%) OOD
5 9 (42.86%) 3D Programming
6 6 (28.57%) OO
7 4 (19.05%) Scrum
7 4 (19.05%) Game Development
Programming Languages
1 13 (61.90%) C++
2 12 (57.14%) Java
3 11 (52.38%) C#
4 9 (42.86%) HLSL
Qualifications
1 21 (100.00%) Degree