The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Birmingham with a requirement for PhD qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 26 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
PhD
West Midlands / Birmingham
Rank 118 131 113
Rank change year-on-year +13 -18  
Permanent jobs citing PhD 1 6 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 0.055% 0.25% 0.29%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.22% 0.97% 0.93%
Number of salaries quoted 1 2 0
Median salary £37,500 £47,500 -
Median salary % change year-on-year -21.05% -  
UK excluding London median salary £47,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +11.76% +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 academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in permanent job vacancies advertised in Birmingham.

Academic & Professional Certification
Birmingham
Permanent job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 445 617 537
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Birmingham 24.68% 26.21% 31.11%
Number of salaries quoted 307 432 423
Median salary £43,500 £42,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.57% -11.57%  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £72,500 £62,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

PhD
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Birmingham citing PhD as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

Job vacancy trend for PhD in Birmingham

PhD
Salary Trend in Birmingham

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

Salary trend for PhD in Birmingham

PhD
Top 25 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 26 March 2017, 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 Birmingham region with a requirement for PhD.

1 2 (66.67%) Statistics
2 1 (33.33%) Marketing
2 1 (33.33%) Business Development
2 1 (33.33%) Degree
2 1 (33.33%) Finite Element Analysis
2 1 (33.33%) Mathematics
2 1 (33.33%) Computer Science
2 1 (33.33%) Quantitative Analysis
2 1 (33.33%) Pattern Recognition
2 1 (33.33%) Natural Language Processing
2 1 (33.33%) Machine Learning
2 1 (33.33%) Analytics
2 1 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (33.33%) PTC Creo
2 1 (33.33%) Computer Vision
2 1 (33.33%) Sentiment Analysis
2 1 (33.33%) SQL
2 1 (33.33%) Python
2 1 (33.33%) CAD
2 1 (33.33%) Automotive
2 1 (33.33%) PTC
2 1 (33.33%) Data Analysis
2 1 (33.33%) Software Engineering
2 1 (33.33%) Google
2 1 (33.33%) Statistical Analysis

PhD
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham 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:

Applications
1 1 (33.33%) PTC Creo
General
1 1 (33.33%) Automotive
1 1 (33.33%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 1 (33.33%) Design Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Development Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Machine Learning Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Python Software Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) Natural Language Processing
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (33.33%) Computer Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Statistics
2 1 (33.33%) Analytics
2 1 (33.33%) Business Development
2 1 (33.33%) CAD
2 1 (33.33%) Computer Vision
2 1 (33.33%) Data Analysis
2 1 (33.33%) Finite Element Analysis
2 1 (33.33%) Machine Learning
2 1 (33.33%) Mathematics
2 1 (33.33%) Pattern Recognition
2 1 (33.33%) Quantitative Analysis
2 1 (33.33%) Sentiment Analysis
2 1 (33.33%) Software Engineering
2 1 (33.33%) Statistical Analysis
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) Python
1 1 (33.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) Degree
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) Google
1 1 (33.33%) PTC