Period
to 21 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Bristol with a requirement for PhD qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 6 months to 21 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

PhD
South West > Bristol
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 141 159 198
Rank change year-on-year +18 +39 -33
Permanent jobs citing PhD 66 23 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Bristol 1.72% 0.72% 0.080%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.90% 2.61% 0.26%
Number of salaries quoted 54 23 2
Bristol median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £39,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% +26.58% -15.05%
10th Percentile £31,625 £32,364 £34,350
90th Percentile £62,500 £62,500 £43,050
South West median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +10.00% - +9.29%

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 Bristol with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
Bristol
Permanent vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 1118 882 1158
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Bristol 29.08% 27.57% 30.77%
Number of salaries quoted 831 691 934
Bristol median annual salary £41,000 £43,000 £40,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.65% +6.17% +1.25%
10th Percentile £24,000 £26,250 £23,750
90th Percentile £65,000 £73,750 £63,750
South West median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

PhD
Job Vacancy Trend in Bristol

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

Job vacancy trend for PhD in Bristol

PhD
Salary Trend in Bristol

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

Salary trend for PhD in Bristol

PhD
Salary Histogram in Bristol

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing PhD in Bristol over the 6 months to 21 November 2017.

Salary histogram for PhD in Bristol

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 Bristol region with a requirement for PhD.

1 53 (80.30%) Machine Learning
2 48 (72.73%) Python
3 42 (63.64%) Degree
3 42 (63.64%) Computer Science
4 32 (48.48%) Ruby
4 32 (48.48%) Data Mining
4 32 (48.48%) Algorithms
5 31 (46.97%) Computer Science Degree
5 31 (46.97%) Mobile App
5 31 (46.97%) Shell Script
6 30 (45.45%) Marketing
7 29 (43.94%) Digital Marketing
7 29 (43.94%) Business Intelligence
7 29 (43.94%) Electronics
7 29 (43.94%) Telecoms
7 29 (43.94%) Finance
7 29 (43.94%) Manufacturing
7 29 (43.94%) SAP
7 29 (43.94%) Programme Management
8 27 (40.91%) C++
9 23 (34.85%) Java
9 23 (34.85%) Software Engineering
10 20 (30.30%) Linux
11 15 (22.73%) Mathematics
11 15 (22.73%) Deep Learning
11 15 (22.73%) Computer Vision
12 14 (21.21%) Scala
13 13 (19.70%) Theano
13 13 (19.70%) Robotics
14 12 (18.18%) Artificial Intelligence

PhD
Co-occurring IT Skills in Bristol 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 11 (16.67%) DNN
Applications
1 1 (1.52%) Photoshop
1 1 (1.52%) Simulink
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.03%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (3.03%) Cloud Computing
1 2 (3.03%) Google Cloud Platform
1 2 (3.03%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (48.48%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 11 (16.67%) Git (software)
2 1 (1.52%) Axure RP
General
1 30 (45.45%) Marketing
2 29 (43.94%) Electronics
2 29 (43.94%) Finance
2 29 (43.94%) Manufacturing
2 29 (43.94%) Telecoms
3 11 (16.67%) Games
Job Titles
1 32 (48.48%) Machine Learning Researcher
2 13 (19.70%) Software Engineer
3 11 (16.67%) Developer
4 9 (13.64%) C++ Software Engineer
5 8 (12.12%) Software Developer
6 7 (10.61%) Computer Engineer
6 7 (10.61%) Computer Vision Engineer
7 6 (9.09%) C++ Developer
7 6 (9.09%) C++ Software Developer
7 6 (9.09%) Developer/Software Engineer
8 4 (6.06%) Java Developer
9 3 (4.55%) Machine Learning Engineer
9 3 (4.55%) Senior Developer
9 3 (4.55%) Senior Java Developer
10 2 (3.03%) Computer Vision Developer
10 2 (3.03%) Java Engineer
10 2 (3.03%) Java Software Engineer
11 1 (1.52%) C# Developer
11 1 (1.52%) Java Software Developer
11 1 (1.52%) Python Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (19.70%) Theano
2 11 (16.67%) OpenCV
2 11 (16.67%) Unity (Game Engine)
3 9 (13.64%) Apache Flex
3 9 (13.64%) RESTful
3 9 (13.64%) Web Services
4 3 (4.55%) .NET
4 3 (4.55%) AngularJS
4 3 (4.55%) Hibernate
4 3 (4.55%) J2EE
4 3 (4.55%) Node.js
4 3 (4.55%) Spring
5 2 (3.03%) TensorFlow
6 1 (1.52%) CSS
6 1 (1.52%) HTML
6 1 (1.52%) jQuery
6 1 (1.52%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 42 (63.64%) Computer Science
2 32 (48.48%) Algorithms
3 31 (46.97%) Mobile App
4 13 (19.70%) Robotics
5 2 (3.03%) Renewable Energy
6 1 (1.52%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (1.52%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 20 (30.30%) Linux
2 4 (6.06%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (80.30%) Machine Learning
2 29 (43.94%) Business Intelligence
2 29 (43.94%) Digital Marketing
2 29 (43.94%) Programme Management
3 23 (34.85%) Software Engineering
4 15 (22.73%) Computer Vision
4 15 (22.73%) Deep Learning
4 15 (22.73%) Mathematics
5 12 (18.18%) Artificial Intelligence
6 11 (16.67%) Neural Network
6 11 (16.67%) Reinforcement Learning
7 6 (9.09%) UML
8 5 (7.58%) OO
9 4 (6.06%) Image Processing
10 3 (4.55%) Agile Software Development
11 2 (3.03%) Physics
11 2 (3.03%) Unit Testing
12 1 (1.52%) Continuous Integration
12 1 (1.52%) OOP
12 1 (1.52%) Requirements Analysis
Programming Languages
1 48 (72.73%) Python
2 32 (48.48%) Ruby
3 31 (46.97%) Shell Script
4 27 (40.91%) C++
5 23 (34.85%) Java
6 14 (21.21%) Scala
7 6 (9.09%) C#
8 4 (6.06%) JavaScript
9 3 (4.55%) MATLAB
10 2 (3.03%) Fortran
11 1 (1.52%) Ada
11 1 (1.52%) C
Qualifications
1 42 (63.64%) Degree
2 31 (46.97%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (1.52%) HND
3 1 (1.52%) Postgraduate
3 1 (1.52%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.52%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.52%) ECSS
Vendors
1 29 (43.94%) SAP
2 2 (3.03%) Google