The table below looks at the statistics for PhD in IT jobs advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited PhD over the 3 months to 19 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
PhD
Rank 220 207 182
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -25
Permanent jobs citing PhD 2 4 22
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.036% 0.074% 0.45%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.13% 0.25% 1.64%
Number of salaries quoted 2 4 21
Average salary £45,000 £40,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+12.50% +23.07%
90% offered a salary of more than £41,000 £36,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £49,000 £50,500 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
PhD
England

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

Qualifications Category
West Midlands
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
1557 1580 1340
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 27.80% 29.04% 27.66%
Number of salaries quoted 1302 1361 1109
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +3.89%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £25,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -

PhD
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

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

PhD Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

PhD
Salary Trend in the West Midlands

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

PhD Salary Trend in the West Midlands

PhD
Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing PhD within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 19 September 2014. 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
Coventry -9 2 £45,000 +12.50%
PhD
England

PhD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT jobs across the West Midlands 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 14 (60.87%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (39.13%) C++
2 9 (39.13%) Computer Science
3 8 (34.78%) Pair Programming
3 8 (34.78%) Degree
3 8 (34.78%) Java
3 8 (34.78%) .NET
3 8 (34.78%) C#
3 8 (34.78%) Visual Studio
3 8 (34.78%) Sun
3 8 (34.78%) Sun Certification
3 8 (34.78%) Automotive
3 8 (34.78%) Scrum
4 7 (30.43%) Mathematics
5 6 (26.09%) Team Foundation Server
5 6 (26.09%) Physics
5 6 (26.09%) 3D Graphics
5 6 (26.09%) Games
5 6 (26.09%) Aerospace
5 6 (26.09%) UML
5 6 (26.09%) OOD
6 5 (21.74%) C
7 4 (17.39%) Electronics
7 4 (17.39%) VHDL
7 4 (17.39%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
8 2 (8.70%) IBM
8 2 (8.70%) Microsoft
8 2 (8.70%) Windows
8 2 (8.70%) Linux
8 2 (8.70%) SQL Server

PhD
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT jobs across the West Midlands 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.

Applications
1 2 (8.70%) SPSS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (8.70%) SQL Server
1 2 (8.70%) Data Mining
1 2 (8.70%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 8 (34.78%) Visual Studio
2 6 (26.09%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 8 (34.78%) Automotive
2 6 (26.09%) Games
2 6 (26.09%) Aerospace
3 4 (17.39%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 16 (69.57%) Developer
2 11 (47.83%) Software Developer
3 8 (34.78%) Java Developer
4 7 (30.43%) Senior Developer
4 7 (30.43%) Architect
4 7 (30.43%) Senior Java Developer
4 7 (30.43%) Java Architect
4 7 (30.43%) Senior Java Architect
4 7 (30.43%) Senior Architect
5 6 (26.09%) C# Software Developer
5 6 (26.09%) Agile C# Developer
5 6 (26.09%) Research Scientist
5 6 (26.09%) C# Developer
6 4 (17.39%) Senior Software Developer
6 4 (17.39%) Senior Java Software Developer
6 4 (17.39%) Java Software Developer
6 4 (17.39%) Development Engineer
6 4 (17.39%) Agile Java Developer
7 3 (13.04%) Analyst
8 2 (8.70%) C++ Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (34.78%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 9 (39.13%) Computer Science
2 7 (30.43%) Mathematics
3 6 (26.09%) Physics
3 6 (26.09%) 3D Graphics
4 4 (17.39%) VHDL
4 4 (17.39%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
5 2 (8.70%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 2 (8.70%) Windows
1 2 (8.70%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (60.87%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (34.78%) Pair Programming
2 8 (34.78%) Scrum
3 6 (26.09%) UML
3 6 (26.09%) OOD
4 2 (8.70%) Pattern Recognition
4 2 (8.70%) Machine Learning
4 2 (8.70%) Data Analysis
4 2 (8.70%) Software Engineering
5 1 (4.35%) Parallel Programming
Programming Languages
1 9 (39.13%) C++
2 8 (34.78%) Java
2 8 (34.78%) C#
3 5 (21.74%) C
4 2 (8.70%) MATLAB
5 1 (4.35%) Fortran
Qualifications
1 8 (34.78%) Sun Certification
1 8 (34.78%) Degree
Vendors
1 8 (34.78%) Sun
2 2 (8.70%) IBM
2 2 (8.70%) Microsoft