The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Qualifications for the West Midlands region.

Location
3 months to
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
PhD
Rank 189 194 188
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -6
Permanent jobs citing PhD 8 8 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.16% 0.16% 0.11%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.61% 0.55% 0.43%
Number of salaries quoted 8 6 5
Average salary £37,500 £32,000 £25,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+17.18% +25.49%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £31,500 £24,500
10% offered a salary of more than £51,500 £32,500 £31,100
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £37,500 £37,750
% change year-on-year
+13.33% -0.66%
Qualifications Category
West Midlands
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
1304 1446 1170
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 26.37% 28.87% 24.99%
Number of salaries quoted 1041 1178 963
Average salary £42,500 £39,000 £35,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.97% +9.85%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
PhD
England

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
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 18 April 2014.

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 average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing PhD within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Warwickshire - 6 £38,750 -
Coventry +6 1 £40,000 +25.00%
Staffordshire -3 1 £35,000 - 1
PhD
England

PhD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 8 (66.67%) Degree
2 7 (58.33%) Computer Science
2 7 (58.33%) Windows
2 7 (58.33%) C#
3 6 (50.00%) C++
4 5 (41.67%) Linux
4 5 (41.67%) Java
4 5 (41.67%) .NET
4 5 (41.67%) Software Engineering
5 3 (25.00%) Pair Programming
5 3 (25.00%) Mathematics
5 3 (25.00%) SQL Server
5 3 (25.00%) Visual Studio
5 3 (25.00%) Microsoft
5 3 (25.00%) Sun
5 3 (25.00%) Sun Certification
5 3 (25.00%) Scrum
5 3 (25.00%) C
6 2 (16.67%) HTML
6 2 (16.67%) VoIP
6 2 (16.67%) ASP.NET
6 2 (16.67%) Postgraduate
6 2 (16.67%) Python
6 2 (16.67%) HTML5
6 2 (16.67%) Physics
6 2 (16.67%) Signal Processing
6 2 (16.67%) WCF
6 2 (16.67%) WPF
6 2 (16.67%) Silverlight
6 2 (16.67%) jQuery

PhD
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 1 (8.33%) SPSS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (16.67%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (25.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (8.33%) Big Data
2 1 (8.33%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 3 (25.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (8.33%) Electronics
1 1 (8.33%) Automotive
1 1 (8.33%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 8 (66.67%) Developer
2 3 (25.00%) Agile Java Developer
2 3 (25.00%) Java Developer
2 3 (25.00%) C++ Developer
2 3 (25.00%) C++ Software Engineer
2 3 (25.00%) Software Developer
2 3 (25.00%) Software Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) Architect
3 2 (16.67%) Senior Developer
3 2 (16.67%) C# Developer
3 2 (16.67%) Senior Architect
3 2 (16.67%) C# .NET Developer
3 2 (16.67%) Senior Java Developer
3 2 (16.67%) Java Architect
3 2 (16.67%) Senior Java Architect
3 2 (16.67%) C Software Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) C# ASP.NET Developer
3 2 (16.67%) C# Software Developer
4 1 (8.33%) Development Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) C++ Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (41.67%) .NET
2 2 (16.67%) HTML
2 2 (16.67%) ASP.NET
2 2 (16.67%) HTML5
2 2 (16.67%) WCF
2 2 (16.67%) WPF
2 2 (16.67%) Silverlight
2 2 (16.67%) jQuery
3 1 (8.33%) Qt
Miscellaneous
1 7 (58.33%) Computer Science
2 3 (25.00%) Mathematics
3 2 (16.67%) Physics
4 1 (8.33%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
4 1 (8.33%) Statistics
4 1 (8.33%) Social Media
4 1 (8.33%) VHDL
Operating Systems
1 7 (58.33%) Windows
2 5 (41.67%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (41.67%) Software Engineering
2 3 (25.00%) Pair Programming
2 3 (25.00%) Scrum
3 2 (16.67%) Signal Processing
4 1 (8.33%) Data Analysis
4 1 (8.33%) Pattern Recognition
Programming Languages
1 7 (58.33%) C#
2 6 (50.00%) C++
3 5 (41.67%) Java
4 3 (25.00%) C
5 2 (16.67%) Python
6 1 (8.33%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 8 (66.67%) Degree
2 3 (25.00%) Sun Certification
3 2 (16.67%) Postgraduate
Vendors
1 3 (25.00%) Microsoft
1 3 (25.00%) Sun
2 1 (8.33%) IBM
Staffordshire
EarthStream Global
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago