The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Cheshire with a requirement for PhD qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 27 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
PhD
North West / Cheshire
Rank 90 97 -
Rank change year-on-year +7 -  
Permanent jobs citing PhD 2 2 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 0.19% 0.15% -
As % of the Qualifications category 0.94% 0.60% -
Number of salaries quoted 2 2 0
Median salary £53,750 £42,500 -
Median salary % change year-on-year +26.47% -  
UK excluding London median salary £50,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +17.64% +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 Cheshire.

Academic & Professional Certification
Cheshire
Permanent job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 213 332 407
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 19.98% 25.58% 23.15%
Number of salaries quoted 140 272 297
Median salary £40,000 £35,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +14.28% -12.50%  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £22,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £61,215 £50,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

PhD
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cheshire 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 Cheshire

PhD
Salary Trend in Cheshire

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

Salary trend for PhD in Cheshire

PhD
Top 20 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 27 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 Cheshire region with a requirement for PhD.

1 7 (100.00%) Degree
2 4 (57.14%) Embedded Systems
2 4 (57.14%) Software Engineering
3 3 (42.86%) Statistics
3 3 (42.86%) Big Data
3 3 (42.86%) Statistical Modelling
3 3 (42.86%) Time Series Analysis
3 3 (42.86%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (42.86%) Linear Regression
3 3 (42.86%) SQL
3 3 (42.86%) VBA
3 3 (42.86%) Python
3 3 (42.86%) Games
3 3 (42.86%) Logistic Regression
3 3 (42.86%) QlikView
3 3 (42.86%) Visualisation
3 3 (42.86%) Predictive Modelling
3 3 (42.86%) R
3 3 (42.86%) Tableau
3 3 (42.86%) Machine Learning

PhD
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire 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:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (42.86%) Big Data
1 3 (42.86%) QlikView
General
1 3 (42.86%) Games
Job Titles
1 4 (57.14%) Embedded Engineer
2 3 (42.86%) Data Scientist
Miscellaneous
1 4 (57.14%) Embedded Systems
2 3 (42.86%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (57.14%) Software Engineering
2 3 (42.86%) Linear Regression
2 3 (42.86%) Logistic Regression
2 3 (42.86%) Machine Learning
2 3 (42.86%) Predictive Modelling
2 3 (42.86%) Statistical Modelling
2 3 (42.86%) Statistics
2 3 (42.86%) Time Series Analysis
2 3 (42.86%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 3 (42.86%) Python
1 3 (42.86%) R
1 3 (42.86%) SQL
1 3 (42.86%) VBA
Qualifications
1 7 (100.00%) Degree
Vendors
1 3 (42.86%) Tableau