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 22 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
PhD
Rank 202 188 195
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +7
Permanent jobs citing PhD 11 18 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.21% 0.35% 0.12%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.82% 1.31% 0.41%
Number of salaries quoted 10 18 4
Average salary £37,500 £40,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.25% +23.07%
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
1339 1376 1461
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 25.38% 26.81% 29.04%
Number of salaries quoted 1032 1090 1178
Average salary £38,750 £41,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.48% +9.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £24,000 £25,883
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £60,000
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
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 22 May 2015.

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 22 May 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
Coventry -4 8 £40,000 -
Warwickshire -20 1 £24,000 -53.39%
Birmingham - 1 - -
Herefordshire - 1 £35,000 -
PhD
England

PhD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 15 (93.75%) C++
2 14 (87.50%) C#
2 14 (87.50%) Software Engineering
2 14 (87.50%) Mathematics
2 14 (87.50%) Physics
2 14 (87.50%) Computer Science
3 13 (81.25%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (81.25%) Python
4 11 (68.75%) Image Processing
4 11 (68.75%) Pattern Recognition
5 10 (62.50%) Artificial Intelligence
6 9 (56.25%) Electronics
6 9 (56.25%) Degree
6 9 (56.25%) Windows
6 9 (56.25%) Linux
7 8 (50.00%) SQL
7 8 (50.00%) Visual Studio
7 8 (50.00%) Scrum
8 6 (37.50%) C
8 6 (37.50%) Java
8 6 (37.50%) Algorithms
9 5 (31.25%) Linear Algebra
9 5 (31.25%) GNU Octave
9 5 (31.25%) Data Mining
9 5 (31.25%) Fortran
9 5 (31.25%) Signal Processing
9 5 (31.25%) Probability Theory
9 5 (31.25%) Visualisation
10 1 (6.25%) Biotechnology
10 1 (6.25%) Telecoms

PhD
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 (31.25%) GNU Octave
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (31.25%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 8 (50.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 9 (56.25%) Electronics
2 1 (6.25%) Telecoms
2 1 (6.25%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 9 (56.25%) Software Engineer
2 8 (50.00%) C++ Software Engineer
3 1 (6.25%) Graduate Developer
3 1 (6.25%) Embedded Software Engineer
3 1 (6.25%) Developer
3 1 (6.25%) Graduate
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.25%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 14 (87.50%) Mathematics
1 14 (87.50%) Physics
1 14 (87.50%) Computer Science
2 10 (62.50%) Artificial Intelligence
3 6 (37.50%) Algorithms
4 5 (31.25%) Visualisation
5 1 (6.25%) Biotechnology
Operating Systems
1 9 (56.25%) Windows
1 9 (56.25%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (87.50%) Software Engineering
2 13 (81.25%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (68.75%) Image Processing
3 11 (68.75%) Pattern Recognition
4 8 (50.00%) Scrum
5 5 (31.25%) Linear Algebra
5 5 (31.25%) Signal Processing
5 5 (31.25%) Probability Theory
6 1 (6.25%) OO
6 1 (6.25%) OOD
Programming Languages
1 15 (93.75%) C++
2 14 (87.50%) C#
3 13 (81.25%) Python
4 8 (50.00%) SQL
5 6 (37.50%) C
5 6 (37.50%) Java
6 5 (31.25%) Fortran
7 1 (6.25%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 9 (56.25%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.25%) GMP
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