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 3 months to 25 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
PhD
South West / Bristol
Rank 92 130 127
Rank change year-on-year +38 -3  
Permanent jobs citing PhD 39 5 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Bristol 2.12% 0.27% 0.10%
As % of the Qualifications category 7.53% 0.73% 0.37%
Number of salaries quoted 38 3 2
Median salary £55,000 £37,500 £31,750
Median salary % change year-on-year +46.66% +18.11%  
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £37,500 £29,150
10% offered a salary of more than £76,500 £37,500 £34,350
UK excluding London median salary £48,750 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +14.70% +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 Bristol.

Academic & Professional Certification
Bristol
Permanent job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 518 686 534
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Bristol 28.18% 37.04% 27.84%
Number of salaries quoted 415 589 437
Median salary £40,000 £43,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -6.97% +1.17%  
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £26,500 £29,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £62,500 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

PhD
Job Vacancy Trend in Bristol

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Bristol 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 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 3 months to 25 March 2017.

Salary histogram for PhD in Bristol

PhD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bristol

For the 6 months to 25 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 Bristol region with a requirement for PhD.

1 42 (77.78%) Java
2 30 (55.56%) Software Engineering
3 29 (53.70%) C++
4 24 (44.44%) Python
4 24 (44.44%) Scala
5 23 (42.59%) Degree
6 22 (40.74%) OO
7 21 (38.89%) Agile Software Development
8 20 (37.04%) JavaScript
9 19 (35.19%) Mathematics
10 18 (33.33%) C
11 17 (31.48%) Apache Flex
12 16 (29.63%) C#
13 15 (27.78%) .NET
13 15 (27.78%) Web Services
13 15 (27.78%) Artificial Intelligence
13 15 (27.78%) RESTful
13 15 (27.78%) Machine Learning
13 15 (27.78%) Deep Learning
14 14 (25.93%) Unity (Game Engine)
14 14 (25.93%) Theano
14 14 (25.93%) Computer Vision
14 14 (25.93%) Spring
14 14 (25.93%) Games
15 12 (22.22%) Finance
16 11 (20.37%) HTML
17 10 (18.52%) J2EE
17 10 (18.52%) Financial Institution
17 10 (18.52%) Hibernate
17 10 (18.52%) Hedge funds

PhD
Top Related 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 6 (11.11%) DNN
2 1 (1.85%) Apache
2 1 (1.85%) Apache Pig
2 1 (1.85%) Apache Spark
Business Applications
1 2 (3.70%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.85%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 5 (9.26%) MIMO
1 5 (9.26%) OFDM
1 5 (9.26%) Wireless
2 2 (3.70%) HTTP
2 2 (3.70%) HTTPS
2 2 (3.70%) TCP/IP
3 1 (1.85%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (7.41%) NoSQL
2 1 (1.85%) Apache Hive
2 1 (1.85%) Big Data
2 1 (1.85%) Data Mining
2 1 (1.85%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 6 (11.11%) Git (software)
2 1 (1.85%) Jasmine
2 1 (1.85%) Jenkins
2 1 (1.85%) JIRA
2 1 (1.85%) JUnit
2 1 (1.85%) Protractor
2 1 (1.85%) Selenium
2 1 (1.85%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (1.85%) TestNG
2 1 (1.85%) Visual Studio
General
1 14 (25.93%) Games
2 12 (22.22%) Finance
3 10 (18.52%) Financial Institution
4 8 (14.81%) Telecoms
5 3 (5.56%) Electronics
6 2 (3.70%) Manufacturing
6 2 (3.70%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 19 (35.19%) Developer
2 18 (33.33%) Software Engineer
3 14 (25.93%) Java Developer
4 8 (14.81%) Computer Engineer
4 8 (14.81%) Graduate
5 7 (12.96%) Computer Vision Engineer
5 7 (12.96%) Machine Learning Engineer
5 7 (12.96%) Senior Developer
6 6 (11.11%) C++ Software Engineer
7 5 (9.26%) Communications Engineer
7 5 (9.26%) Java Engineer
7 5 (9.26%) Java Software Engineer
7 5 (9.26%) Lead Developer
7 5 (9.26%) Senior Java Developer
8 4 (7.41%) .NET Developer
8 4 (7.41%) Graduate Software Engineer
9 3 (5.56%) Project Manager
9 3 (5.56%) Technical Manager
9 3 (5.56%) Technical Project Manager
9 3 (5.56%) Verification Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (31.48%) Apache Flex
2 15 (27.78%) .NET
2 15 (27.78%) RESTful
2 15 (27.78%) Web Services
3 14 (25.93%) Spring
3 14 (25.93%) Theano
3 14 (25.93%) Unity (Game Engine)
4 11 (20.37%) HTML
5 10 (18.52%) AngularJS
5 10 (18.52%) Hibernate
5 10 (18.52%) J2EE
5 10 (18.52%) Node.js
6 8 (14.81%) HTML5
7 6 (11.11%) OpenCV
8 4 (7.41%) REST
9 2 (3.70%) ASP.NET
10 1 (1.85%) CSS
10 1 (1.85%) HEVC
10 1 (1.85%) Middleware
10 1 (1.85%) React
Miscellaneous
1 10 (18.52%) Hedge funds
2 8 (14.81%) 3D Graphics
3 5 (9.26%) Algorithms
4 3 (5.56%) Computer Science
4 3 (5.56%) SystemC
4 3 (5.56%) Verilog
5 2 (3.70%) Digital TV
5 2 (3.70%) MPEG
6 1 (1.85%) 3D Printing
6 1 (1.85%) Digital Media
6 1 (1.85%) STB
Operating Systems
1 8 (14.81%) Linux
2 2 (3.70%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (55.56%) Software Engineering
2 22 (40.74%) OO
3 21 (38.89%) Agile Software Development
4 19 (35.19%) Mathematics
5 15 (27.78%) Artificial Intelligence
5 15 (27.78%) Deep Learning
5 15 (27.78%) Machine Learning
6 14 (25.93%) Computer Vision
7 9 (16.67%) SDLC
8 8 (14.81%) Bayesian Methods
8 8 (14.81%) Game Theory
9 7 (12.96%) Neural Network
10 6 (11.11%) Open Source
10 6 (11.11%) Reinforcement Learning
11 5 (9.26%) Performance Optimisation
11 5 (9.26%) Prototyping
11 5 (9.26%) Signal Processing
11 5 (9.26%) Statistical Analysis
11 5 (9.26%) UML
11 5 (9.26%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 42 (77.78%) Java
2 29 (53.70%) C++
3 24 (44.44%) Python
3 24 (44.44%) Scala
4 20 (37.04%) JavaScript
5 18 (33.33%) C
6 16 (29.63%) C#
7 8 (14.81%) Fortran
8 6 (11.11%) MATLAB
9 5 (9.26%) SQL
10 1 (1.85%) Perl
10 1 (1.85%) R
10 1 (1.85%) Ruby
10 1 (1.85%) VBA
Qualifications
1 23 (42.59%) Degree
2 2 (3.70%) Postgraduate
3 1 (1.85%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.85%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.70%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (3.70%) SAP
2 1 (1.85%) Oracle
Bristol, Avon
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum, Benefits 25 days' holiday, 10% Pension & Pr
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