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 27 June 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
27 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
PhD
Rank 233 214 207
Rank change year-on-year
-19 -7
Permanent jobs citing PhD 6 12 21
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.097% 0.21% 0.39%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.38% 0.81% 1.39%
Number of salaries quoted 6 12 21
Median salary £41,250 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+3.12% -
90% offered a salary of more than £34,000 £30,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £90,000 £40,000 £52,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -
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
1599 1474 1506
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 25.98% 25.98% 27.64%
Number of salaries quoted 1145 1138 1198
Median salary £40,000 £41,500 £41,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-3.61% -
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £25,500 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,000 £41,000
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +2.43%

PhD
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

The demand trend of job ads across the West Midlands region citing PhD as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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
Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing PhD across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 27 June 2016.

PhD Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

PhD
Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing PhD within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 27 June 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Birmingham - 2 £34,000 -
Warwickshire +6 1 £45,000 +87.50%
Staffordshire - 1 £37,500 -
PhD
England

PhD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 27 June 2016, IT jobs citing PhD also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the West Midlands region with a requirement for PhD.

1 13 (81.25%) Java
2 12 (75.00%) Big Data
3 10 (62.50%) Agile Software Development
4 8 (50.00%) Degree
4 8 (50.00%) Finance
5 7 (43.75%) Analytical Skills
6 6 (37.50%) Enterprise Software
6 6 (37.50%) Analytics
6 6 (37.50%) Manufacturing
6 6 (37.50%) Stakeholder Management
6 6 (37.50%) Telecoms
6 6 (37.50%) SOA
6 6 (37.50%) ITIL
6 6 (37.50%) .NET
6 6 (37.50%) Banking
6 6 (37.50%) Retail
6 6 (37.50%) Zachman Framework
6 6 (37.50%) TOGAF
7 5 (31.25%) Mathematics
7 5 (31.25%) Python
8 4 (25.00%) Jenkins
8 4 (25.00%) Big Data Analytics
8 4 (25.00%) Talend
8 4 (25.00%) Hortonworks
8 4 (25.00%) Cloudera
8 4 (25.00%) Data Analytics
8 4 (25.00%) GitHub
8 4 (25.00%) Data Visualisation
8 4 (25.00%) Node.js
8 4 (25.00%) Neo4j

PhD
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 4 (25.00%) SAS
Applications
1 3 (18.75%) SPSS
2 2 (12.50%) MS Excel
2 2 (12.50%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (12.50%) SOLIDWORKS
Cloud Services
1 4 (25.00%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 1 (6.25%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (75.00%) Big Data
2 4 (25.00%) HAWQ
2 4 (25.00%) MongoDB
2 4 (25.00%) Neo4j
2 4 (25.00%) Pentaho
3 1 (6.25%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 4 (25.00%) Jenkins
1 4 (25.00%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 8 (50.00%) Finance
2 6 (37.50%) Banking
2 6 (37.50%) Manufacturing
2 6 (37.50%) Retail
2 6 (37.50%) Telecoms
3 2 (12.50%) French Language
3 2 (12.50%) German Language
3 2 (12.50%) Italian Language
3 2 (12.50%) Russian Language
3 2 (12.50%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 6 (37.50%) Architect
1 6 (37.50%) Consultant
1 6 (37.50%) Infrastructure Architect
1 6 (37.50%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
1 6 (37.50%) Solutions Architect
2 5 (31.25%) Analyst
2 5 (31.25%) Data Analyst
2 5 (31.25%) Data Scientist
3 4 (25.00%) Big Data Analyst
3 4 (25.00%) Big Data Consultant
3 4 (25.00%) Business Analyst
3 4 (25.00%) Business Consultant
3 4 (25.00%) Data Business Analyst
3 4 (25.00%) Data Consultant
4 2 (12.50%) Analytics Consultant
4 2 (12.50%) Mechanical Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Data Modeller
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (37.50%) .NET
2 4 (25.00%) Middleware
2 4 (25.00%) Node.js
2 4 (25.00%) Spring XD
2 4 (25.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (43.75%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (37.50%) Enterprise Software
3 5 (31.25%) Mathematics
4 4 (25.00%) Visualisation
5 1 (6.25%) Algorithms
5 1 (6.25%) Physics
5 1 (6.25%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 4 (25.00%) Linux
1 4 (25.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (62.50%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (37.50%) Analytics
2 6 (37.50%) ITIL
2 6 (37.50%) SOA
2 6 (37.50%) Stakeholder Management
2 6 (37.50%) TOGAF
2 6 (37.50%) Zachman Framework
3 4 (25.00%) Big Data Analytics
3 4 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
3 4 (25.00%) Data Analytics
3 4 (25.00%) Data Visualisation
3 4 (25.00%) DevOps
3 4 (25.00%) ETL
3 4 (25.00%) Information Management
3 4 (25.00%) Open Source
3 4 (25.00%) Software Engineering
3 4 (25.00%) TDD
3 4 (25.00%) Translating Business Requirements
4 3 (18.75%) Operations Research
4 3 (18.75%) Predictive Modelling
Programming Languages
1 13 (81.25%) Java
2 5 (31.25%) Python
3 4 (25.00%) C#
3 4 (25.00%) JavaScript
4 3 (18.75%) C++
5 2 (12.50%) MATLAB
5 2 (12.50%) R
5 2 (12.50%) SQL
6 1 (6.25%) C
Qualifications
1 8 (50.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (12.50%) Basel II
Systems Management
1 4 (25.00%) Puppet
Vendors
1 4 (25.00%) Cloudera
1 4 (25.00%) Greenplum
1 4 (25.00%) Hortonworks
1 4 (25.00%) MuleSoft
1 4 (25.00%) Talend
2 2 (12.50%) Microsoft
3 1 (6.25%) MicroStrategy
3 1 (6.25%) Tableau