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 24 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
PhD
Rank 209 183 198
Rank change year-on-year
-26 +15
Permanent jobs citing PhD 10 9 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.19% 0.18% 0.16%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.72% 0.70% 0.54%
Number of salaries quoted 5 9 6
Average salary £30,000 £40,000 £32,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-25.00% +25.00%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £42,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-5.88% +13.33%
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
1386 1286 1475
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 26.07% 26.18% 29.00%
Number of salaries quoted 1086 1027 1211
Average salary £40,000 £42,500 £39,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.88% +8.97%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £23,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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 24 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Birmingham - 5 - -
Coventry -15 4 £30,000 -25.00%
Herefordshire - 1 £35,000 -
PhD
England

PhD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, 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 12 (85.71%) C++
2 11 (78.57%) Software Engineering
3 10 (71.43%) Mathematics
3 10 (71.43%) Physics
3 10 (71.43%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (71.43%) C#
3 10 (71.43%) Computer Science
4 9 (64.29%) Python
5 7 (50.00%) C
5 7 (50.00%) Java
5 7 (50.00%) Image Processing
5 7 (50.00%) Pattern Recognition
6 6 (42.86%) Algorithms
6 6 (42.86%) Artificial Intelligence
6 6 (42.86%) Degree
6 6 (42.86%) Linux
6 6 (42.86%) Fortran
7 5 (35.71%) Windows
7 5 (35.71%) Data Mining
7 5 (35.71%) Visualisation
7 5 (35.71%) Linear Algebra
7 5 (35.71%) GNU Octave
7 5 (35.71%) Signal Processing
7 5 (35.71%) Probability Theory
8 4 (28.57%) Electronics
8 4 (28.57%) Scrum
8 4 (28.57%) SQL
8 4 (28.57%) Visual Studio
9 2 (14.29%) GMP
9 2 (14.29%) Manufacturing

PhD
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, 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 5 (35.71%) GNU Octave
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.14%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (35.71%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 4 (28.57%) Visual Studio
General
1 4 (28.57%) Electronics
2 2 (14.29%) Manufacturing
3 1 (7.14%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 6 (42.86%) Software Engineer
2 4 (28.57%) C++ Software Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Programmer
3 1 (7.14%) Embedded Software Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 10 (71.43%) Mathematics
1 10 (71.43%) Physics
1 10 (71.43%) Computer Science
2 6 (42.86%) Algorithms
2 6 (42.86%) Artificial Intelligence
3 5 (35.71%) Visualisation
4 2 (14.29%) Biotechnology
5 1 (7.14%) Robotics
5 1 (7.14%) Arduino
Operating Systems
1 6 (42.86%) Linux
2 5 (35.71%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (78.57%) Software Engineering
2 10 (71.43%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (50.00%) Image Processing
3 7 (50.00%) Pattern Recognition
4 5 (35.71%) Signal Processing
4 5 (35.71%) Probability Theory
4 5 (35.71%) Linear Algebra
5 4 (28.57%) Scrum
6 1 (7.14%) OO
6 1 (7.14%) OOD
Programming Languages
1 12 (85.71%) C++
2 10 (71.43%) C#
3 9 (64.29%) Python
4 7 (50.00%) C
4 7 (50.00%) Java
5 6 (42.86%) Fortran
6 4 (28.57%) SQL
7 1 (7.14%) Shell Script
7 1 (7.14%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 6 (42.86%) Degree
2 1 (7.14%) SC Cleared
2 1 (7.14%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (14.29%) GMP