The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the East of England with a requirement for PhD qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 29 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

PhD
England / East of England
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 111 215 238
Rank change year-on-year +104 +23  
Permanent jobs citing PhD 156 57 37
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the East of England 2.52% 0.77% 0.49%
As % of the Qualifications category 8.84% 2.58% 1.61%
Number of salaries quoted 113 48 32
Median salary £42,148 £33,000 £41,250
Median salary % change year-on-year +27.72% -20.00%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £32,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £58,250 £52,500
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 the East of England.

Academic & Professional Certification
East of England
Permanent job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 1764 2208 2297
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the East of England 28.53% 29.68% 30.40%
Number of salaries quoted 1305 1735 1810
Median salary £43,000 £42,500 £43,900
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.17% -3.18%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £62,500 £66,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

PhD
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the East of England 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 the East of England

PhD
Salary Trend in the East of England

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

Salary trend for PhD in the East of England

PhD
Salary Histogram in the East of England

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing PhD in the East of England over the 3 months to 29 March 2017.

Salary histogram for PhD in the East of England

PhD
Job Locations in the East of England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing PhD within the East of England region over the 3 months to 29 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cambridgeshire +76 113 £60,000 +41.17% 27
Hertfordshire +23 36 £40,000 +25.00% 2
Norfolk -10 6 £56,750 +62.14%
Essex +13 1 £44,296 - 1
PhD
England

For the 6 months to 29 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 East of England region with a requirement for PhD.

1 168 (68.57%) C++
2 132 (53.88%) Degree
2 132 (53.88%) Mathematics
3 126 (51.43%) Software Engineering
4 116 (47.35%) Physics
4 116 (47.35%) Computer Science
5 110 (44.90%) Java
6 104 (42.45%) Machine Learning
7 100 (40.82%) C#
7 100 (40.82%) Python
7 100 (40.82%) Algorithms
8 65 (26.53%) C
9 49 (20.00%) Linux
10 39 (15.92%) Telecoms
11 36 (14.69%) Artificial Intelligence
12 34 (13.88%) Windows
12 34 (13.88%) .NET
13 33 (13.47%) OO
14 29 (11.84%) Multithreading
14 29 (11.84%) Analytical Skills
15 28 (11.43%) Augmented Reality
16 26 (10.61%) Deep Learning
17 25 (10.20%) MATLAB
18 24 (9.80%) Reinforcement Learning
19 23 (9.39%) LabVIEW
19 23 (9.39%) Distributed Algorithms
20 22 (8.98%) HTML
20 22 (8.98%) Computer Vision
21 21 (8.57%) JavaScript
21 21 (8.57%) CSS

PhD
Co-occurring IT Skills in the East of England 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 8 (3.27%) SAS
2 5 (2.04%) DNN
3 4 (1.63%) Apache Spark
4 3 (1.22%) Elasticsearch
4 3 (1.22%) Jupyter
5 1 (0.41%) OpenStack
Applications
1 3 (1.22%) MS Excel
1 3 (1.22%) MS Office
1 3 (1.22%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (0.41%) Simulink
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.41%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (0.41%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 9 (3.67%) TCP/IP
2 6 (2.45%) Ethernet
3 3 (1.22%) Bluetooth
3 3 (1.22%) Wi-Fi
4 2 (0.82%) Internet
4 2 (0.82%) ZigBee
5 1 (0.41%) 3G
5 1 (0.41%) 3GPP
5 1 (0.41%) 4G
5 1 (0.41%) GSM
5 1 (0.41%) LTE
5 1 (0.41%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (4.49%) Big Data
2 9 (3.67%) Hadoop
3 4 (1.63%) Apache Cassandra
3 4 (1.63%) Data Mining
3 4 (1.63%) MySQL
3 4 (1.63%) Text Mining
4 3 (1.22%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (1.22%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.41%) Apache Hive
5 1 (0.41%) CouchDB
5 1 (0.41%) MariaDB
5 1 (0.41%) MongoDB
5 1 (0.41%) Neo4j
5 1 (0.41%) NoSQL
5 1 (0.41%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 23 (9.39%) LabVIEW
2 18 (7.35%) Visual Studio
3 8 (3.27%) Git (software)
4 3 (1.22%) Jenkins
General
1 39 (15.92%) Telecoms
2 21 (8.57%) Aerospace
2 21 (8.57%) Electronics
3 14 (5.71%) Games
4 12 (4.90%) Pharmaceutical
5 6 (2.45%) Finance
6 4 (1.63%) Marketing
7 3 (1.22%) French Language
7 3 (1.22%) German Language
7 3 (1.22%) Italian Language
7 3 (1.22%) Legal
7 3 (1.22%) Russian Language
7 3 (1.22%) Spanish Language
8 2 (0.82%) Automotive
9 1 (0.41%) Banking
9 1 (0.41%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 86 (35.10%) Software Engineer
2 75 (30.61%) Developer
3 41 (16.73%) Graduate
4 36 (14.69%) Software Developer
5 28 (11.43%) C++ Software Engineer
6 27 (11.02%) Java Engineer
7 25 (10.20%) Java Software Engineer
8 24 (9.80%) Graduate Developer
9 21 (8.57%) Graduate Software Developer
10 18 (7.35%) Computer Engineer
11 16 (6.53%) C++ Developer
11 16 (6.53%) C++ Software Developer
11 16 (6.53%) Developer/Software Engineer
12 15 (6.12%) Graduate C++ Developer
12 15 (6.12%) Graduate C++ Software Developer
12 15 (6.12%) Test Engineer
12 15 (6.12%) Web Developer
13 14 (5.71%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
13 14 (5.71%) Machine Learning Engineer
14 12 (4.90%) Research Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (13.88%) .NET
2 22 (8.98%) HTML
3 21 (8.57%) CSS
4 17 (6.94%) Node.js
5 16 (6.53%) ZeroMQ
6 13 (5.31%) Ajax
6 13 (5.31%) AngularJS
6 13 (5.31%) ASP.NET
6 13 (5.31%) J2EE
6 13 (5.31%) JSON
7 12 (4.90%) OpenGL
8 9 (3.67%) Unity (Game Engine)
8 9 (3.67%) XML
9 7 (2.86%) Theano
10 6 (2.45%) HTML5
11 5 (2.04%) CSS3
11 5 (2.04%) Natural Language Processing
11 5 (2.04%) OpenCV
12 4 (1.63%) .NET Framework
12 4 (1.63%) STL
Miscellaneous
1 116 (47.35%) Computer Science
2 100 (40.82%) Algorithms
3 29 (11.84%) Analytical Skills
4 28 (11.43%) Augmented Reality
5 9 (3.67%) Life Science
6 6 (2.45%) VHDL
7 4 (1.63%) 3D Graphics
7 4 (1.63%) Blackberry
7 4 (1.63%) Data Structures
8 3 (1.22%) User Experience
9 2 (0.82%) Device Driver
9 2 (0.82%) Digital Media
9 2 (0.82%) Embedded Systems
9 2 (0.82%) Management Information System
10 1 (0.41%) Client/Server
10 1 (0.41%) e-Health
10 1 (0.41%) Grid Computing
10 1 (0.41%) iPhone
10 1 (0.41%) Mobile App
10 1 (0.41%) Verilog
Operating Systems
1 49 (20.00%) Linux
2 34 (13.88%) Windows
3 4 (1.63%) Embedded Linux
4 3 (1.22%) Unix
4 3 (1.22%) Windows Phone
5 1 (0.41%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 132 (53.88%) Mathematics
2 126 (51.43%) Software Engineering
3 116 (47.35%) Physics
4 104 (42.45%) Machine Learning
5 36 (14.69%) Artificial Intelligence
6 33 (13.47%) OO
7 29 (11.84%) Multithreading
8 26 (10.61%) Deep Learning
9 24 (9.80%) Reinforcement Learning
10 23 (9.39%) Distributed Algorithms
11 22 (8.98%) Computer Vision
12 20 (8.16%) Web Development
13 19 (7.76%) Signal Processing
14 18 (7.35%) CAD
14 18 (7.35%) Neural Network
15 17 (6.94%) Data Visualisation
15 17 (6.94%) Visualisation
16 15 (6.12%) OOP
17 14 (5.71%) Front End Development
18 13 (5.31%) Image Processing
Programming Languages
1 168 (68.57%) C++
2 110 (44.90%) Java
3 100 (40.82%) C#
3 100 (40.82%) Python
4 65 (26.53%) C
5 25 (10.20%) MATLAB
6 21 (8.57%) JavaScript
7 13 (5.31%) SQL
8 11 (4.49%) R
9 9 (3.67%) Scala
10 7 (2.86%) Bash Shell
10 7 (2.86%) Embedded C
11 5 (2.04%) Fortran
12 3 (1.22%) Assembly Language
12 3 (1.22%) VB
13 2 (0.82%) Perl
14 1 (0.41%) Haskell
14 1 (0.41%) Ruby
14 1 (0.41%) Shell Script
14 1 (0.41%) tcsh
Qualifications
1 132 (53.88%) Degree
2 4 (1.63%) Sun Certification
3 3 (1.22%) CISSP
4 2 (0.82%) CISA
4 2 (0.82%) CISM
5 1 (0.41%) GSEC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (4.08%) QA
2 2 (0.82%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 8 (3.27%) Firmware
2 1 (0.41%) Docker
2 1 (0.41%) KVM
2 1 (0.41%) LXC
2 1 (0.41%) Slurm Workload Manager
2 1 (0.41%) Xen
Systems Management
1 1 (0.41%) Mesos
Vendors
1 7 (2.86%) Oracle
2 1 (0.41%) Intel
2 1 (0.41%) Pegasus
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Salary: Benefits
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Salary: £25000.00 - £30000.00 per annum + Benefits
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Salary: £65000 - £75000 per annum + equity and bens
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Salary: to £60k DoE + options
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Salary: From £30,000 to £50,000 per annum Stock Options + More
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Salary: £30000 - £38000 per annum + Bens
Posted: 2 days ago
Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
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Salary: From £45,000 to £65,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
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Salary: to £55k (DoE) + package
Posted: 5 days ago
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Salary: £30,000 to £35,000
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ECM Selection
Salary: £Excellent package
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ECM Selection
Salary: to £45,000 DoE
Posted: 5 days ago
Cambridgeshire
ECM Selection
Salary: £Excellent + top benefits
Posted: 22 hours ago
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IT Connections
Salary: 30,000 - 40,000
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Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
ECM Selection
Salary: to £80k DoE + top benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
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Salary: £Excellent package
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Client Server
Salary: £85000 - £100000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 15 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
ECM Selection
Salary: to £70k (DoE) + top benefits + bonus
Posted: 26 days ago
Cambridge
Client Server
Salary: £60k to £70k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 21 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
ECM Selection
Salary: £Exceptional package
Posted: 26 days ago