Period
to 14 August 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Berkshire with a requirement for PhD qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 6 months to 14 August 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

PhD
South East > Berkshire
6 months to
14 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 243 240 299
Rank change year-on-year -3 +59 +13
Permanent jobs citing PhD 17 24 21
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 0.26% 0.37% 0.23%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.03% 1.30% 0.71%
Number of salaries quoted 17 6 41
Berkshire median annual salary £42,500 £70,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -39.29% +75.00% -
10th Percentile £27,000 £48,375 £36,250
90th Percentile £51,500 £75,000 £47,500
South East median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +11.11% +5.88% +6.25%

PhD is in the Academic Qualifications and Professional Certifications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Berkshire with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
Berkshire
Permanent vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 1,651 1,841 2,956
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 25.11% 28.52% 32.45%
Number of salaries quoted 1,265 1,418 2,269
Berkshire median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £52,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% -8.65% +9.47%
10th Percentile £27,000 £24,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £72,250 £72,500 £75,625
South East median annual salary £45,000 £43,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +4.65% -4.44% +2.27%

PhD
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

Job postings citing PhD as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Berkshire.

Job vacancy trend for PhD in Berkshire

PhD
Salary Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing PhD in Berkshire.

Salary trend for PhD in Berkshire

PhD
Salary Histogram in Berkshire

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing PhD in Berkshire over the 6 months to 14 August 2018.

Salary histogram for PhD in Berkshire

PhD
Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing PhD within the Berkshire region over the 6 months to 14 August 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reading +26 14 £35,000 -50.00% 1
Maidenhead - 2 £42,500 - 3
PhD
South East

For the 6 months to 14 August 2018, IT jobs citing PhD also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the Berkshire region with a requirement for PhD.

1 15 (88.24%) Degree
2 14 (82.35%) Python
3 8 (47.06%) Java
3 8 (47.06%) Image Processing
3 8 (47.06%) Machine Learning
3 8 (47.06%) Data Science
4 7 (41.18%) Big Data
4 7 (41.18%) Deep Learning
4 7 (41.18%) Algorithms
4 7 (41.18%) Computer Vision
4 7 (41.18%) SQL
5 6 (35.29%) Neural Network
5 6 (35.29%) Windows
5 6 (35.29%) Linux
5 6 (35.29%) JavaScript
5 6 (35.29%) OpenCV
5 6 (35.29%) Visualisation
5 6 (35.29%) Self-Motivation
6 5 (29.41%) Data Integration
6 5 (29.41%) Semantic Web
6 5 (29.41%) W3C
6 5 (29.41%) Software Engineering
6 5 (29.41%) Ontologies
7 3 (17.65%) C++
7 3 (17.65%) Analytics
8 2 (11.76%) Hadoop
8 2 (11.76%) Data Analytics
8 2 (11.76%) Apache Spark
8 2 (11.76%) Xilinx
8 2 (11.76%) Computer Science

PhD
Co-occurring IT Skills in Berkshire 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 2 (11.76%) Apache Spark
2 1 (5.88%) Apache
2 1 (5.88%) Apache Solr
2 1 (5.88%) SAS
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.88%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.88%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (41.18%) Big Data
2 2 (11.76%) Hadoop
3 1 (5.88%) Apache Cassandra
3 1 (5.88%) Apache Hive
3 1 (5.88%) HBase
3 1 (5.88%) Impala
Job Titles
1 8 (47.06%) Graduate
2 6 (35.29%) Machine Learning Engineer
3 5 (29.41%) Web Engineer
4 2 (11.76%) Data Scientist
4 2 (11.76%) FPGA Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Computer Scientist
5 1 (5.88%) Computer Vision Scientist
5 1 (5.88%) Design Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Developer
5 1 (5.88%) Firmware Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) FPGA Design Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Graduate Developer
5 1 (5.88%) Graduate Software Developer
5 1 (5.88%) Junior
5 1 (5.88%) Junior Developer
5 1 (5.88%) Junior Software Developer
5 1 (5.88%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (35.29%) OpenCV
2 1 (5.88%) Akka
2 1 (5.88%) Kafka
2 1 (5.88%) Natural Language Processing
2 1 (5.88%) TensorFlow
Miscellaneous
1 7 (41.18%) Algorithms
2 6 (35.29%) Self-Motivation
3 5 (29.41%) Semantic Web
3 5 (29.41%) W3C
4 2 (11.76%) Computer Science
4 2 (11.76%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
4 2 (11.76%) Verilog
4 2 (11.76%) VHDL
Operating Systems
1 6 (35.29%) Linux
1 6 (35.29%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (47.06%) Data Science
1 8 (47.06%) Image Processing
1 8 (47.06%) Machine Learning
2 7 (41.18%) Computer Vision
2 7 (41.18%) Deep Learning
3 6 (35.29%) Neural Network
3 6 (35.29%) Visualisation
4 5 (29.41%) Data Integration
4 5 (29.41%) Ontologies
4 5 (29.41%) Software Engineering
5 3 (17.65%) Analytics
6 2 (11.76%) Data Analytics
6 2 (11.76%) FPGA Design
7 1 (5.88%) 3D Modelling
7 1 (5.88%) CAD
7 1 (5.88%) Data Analysis
7 1 (5.88%) ETL
7 1 (5.88%) Mathematics
7 1 (5.88%) Problem-Solving
7 1 (5.88%) Statistics
Programming Languages
1 14 (82.35%) Python
2 8 (47.06%) Java
3 7 (41.18%) SQL
4 6 (35.29%) JavaScript
5 3 (17.65%) C++
6 2 (11.76%) C
7 1 (5.88%) C#
7 1 (5.88%) R
7 1 (5.88%) Scala
Qualifications
1 15 (88.24%) Degree
System Software
1 2 (11.76%) Firmware
2 1 (5.88%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 1 (5.88%) Terraform
Vendors
1 2 (11.76%) Xilinx
2 1 (5.88%) Cloudera
2 1 (5.88%) Hortonworks
2 1 (5.88%) MapR