The table below looks at the statistics for PhD in IT jobs advertised for the Tyne and Wear region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited PhD over the 3 months to 17 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
PhD
Rank 60 64 52
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -12
Permanent jobs citing PhD 14 2 16
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 2.29% 0.37% 2.50%
As % of the Qualifications category 7.11% 1.43% 8.74%
Number of salaries quoted 14 2 16
Average salary £50,000 £35,000 £40,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+42.85% -13.58%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £35,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £35,000 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £42,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-5.88% +13.33%
PhD
North East

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

Qualifications Category
Tyne and Wear
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
197 140 183
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 32.19% 25.69% 28.64%
Number of salaries quoted 168 131 151
Average salary £35,000 £40,000 £35,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-12.50% +12.67%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £22,720 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £48,000 £46,590
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

PhD
Jobs Demand Trend in Tyne and Wear

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

PhD Jobs Demand Trend in Tyne and Wear

PhD
Salary Trend in Tyne and Wear

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

PhD Salary Trend in Tyne and Wear

PhD
Salary Histogram in Tyne and Wear

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing PhD across the Tyne and Wear region over the 3 months to 17 April 2015.

PhD Salary Histogram in Tyne and Wear

PhD
Job Locations in Tyne and Wear

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing PhD within the Tyne and Wear region over the 3 months to 17 April 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
Newcastle upon Tyne +5 14 £50,000 +42.85% 1
Sunderland - 10 £50,000 -
Gateshead - 4 £30,000 - 1
PhD
North East

PhD
Top 28 Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, IT jobs across the Tyne and Wear 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 23 (100.00%) Degree
2 19 (82.61%) Multithreading
2 19 (82.61%) 3D Graphics
3 17 (73.91%) Games
3 17 (73.91%) Mathematics
3 17 (73.91%) Computer Science
4 13 (56.52%) Physics
4 13 (56.52%) C++
4 13 (56.52%) Algorithms
5 12 (52.17%) Java
5 12 (52.17%) Agile Software Development
5 12 (52.17%) Unit Testing
6 11 (47.83%) HLSL
6 11 (47.83%) Unity (Game Engine)
6 11 (47.83%) 3D Programming
6 11 (47.83%) Visualisation
6 11 (47.83%) Software Engineering
6 11 (47.83%) C#
6 11 (47.83%) OpenGL
6 11 (47.83%) DirectX
7 10 (43.48%) OOD
8 6 (26.09%) Windows
8 6 (26.09%) Linux
8 6 (26.09%) OO
8 6 (26.09%) Game Development
9 4 (17.39%) JUnit
9 4 (17.39%) Scrum
10 2 (8.70%) CUDA

PhD
Top Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, IT jobs across the Tyne and Wear 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 (17.39%) JUnit
General
1 17 (73.91%) Games
Job Titles
1 12 (52.17%) Software Developer
1 12 (52.17%) Developer
1 12 (52.17%) Java Developer
1 12 (52.17%) Java Software Developer
2 11 (47.83%) C++ Software Engineer
2 11 (47.83%) Software Engineer
3 4 (17.39%) Programmer
3 4 (17.39%) C++ Programmer
3 4 (17.39%) Software Programmer
3 4 (17.39%) Graphics Programmer
4 2 (8.70%) C++/Java Developer
4 2 (8.70%) C++ Software Developer
4 2 (8.70%) C++ Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (47.83%) OpenGL
1 11 (47.83%) DirectX
1 11 (47.83%) Unity (Game Engine)
Miscellaneous
1 19 (82.61%) 3D Graphics
2 17 (73.91%) Mathematics
2 17 (73.91%) Computer Science
3 13 (56.52%) Physics
3 13 (56.52%) Algorithms
4 11 (47.83%) Visualisation
5 2 (8.70%) CUDA
Operating Systems
1 6 (26.09%) Windows
1 6 (26.09%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (82.61%) Multithreading
2 12 (52.17%) Unit Testing
2 12 (52.17%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (47.83%) Software Engineering
3 11 (47.83%) 3D Programming
4 10 (43.48%) OOD
5 6 (26.09%) Game Development
5 6 (26.09%) OO
6 4 (17.39%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 13 (56.52%) C++
2 12 (52.17%) Java
3 11 (47.83%) HLSL
3 11 (47.83%) C#
Qualifications
1 23 (100.00%) Degree
Gateshead, Tyne and Wear
IT Connections
Salary: £25,000 to £35,000
Posted: Yesterday
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Gem Partnership
Salary: Competitive Salary
Posted: Yesterday