Period
to 20 April 2018

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 6 months to 20 April 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

PhD
England > East of England
6 months to
20 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 92 144 271
Rank change year-on-year +52 +127 +47
Permanent jobs citing PhD 400 264 119
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the East of England 3.10% 2.13% 0.82%
As % of the Qualifications category 10.95% 7.35% 2.75%
Number of salaries quoted 330 224 100
East of England median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £35,750
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.50% +11.89% -20.56%
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,250 £31,000
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £61,750
England median annual salary £55,000 £57,500 £53,500
% change year-on-year -4.35% +7.48% +7.00%

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 the East of England with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
East of England
Permanent vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 3,654 3,594 4,324
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the East of England 28.31% 29.00% 29.76%
Number of salaries quoted 2,817 2,735 3,361
East of England median annual salary £47,500 £44,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.74% +4.71% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,000 £25,750
90th Percentile £67,500 £65,000 £65,000
England median annual salary £49,000 £45,000 £46,912
% change year-on-year +8.89% -4.07% +4.25%

PhD
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

Job postings citing PhD as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the East of England.

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 6 months to 20 April 2018.

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 6 months to 20 April 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cambridgeshire +14 311 £52,500 -12.50% 69
Hertfordshire -25 63 £32,500 -7.14% 5
Essex +31 21 £85,000 +91.89% 3
Suffolk - 3 - -
Norfolk +10 2 £40,000 -29.52% 1
PhD
England

For the 6 months to 20 April 2018, IT jobs citing PhD also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the East of England region with a requirement for PhD.

1 209 (52.25%) Python
2 204 (51.00%) Machine Learning
3 193 (48.25%) C++
4 170 (42.50%) Algorithms
5 169 (42.25%) Mathematics
6 160 (40.00%) Java
7 156 (39.00%) Degree
8 131 (32.75%) Physics
9 129 (32.25%) C
10 128 (32.00%) Artificial Intelligence
11 119 (29.75%) Computer Science
12 116 (29.00%) Software Engineering
13 93 (23.25%) Data Science
14 87 (21.75%) MATLAB
15 86 (21.50%) C#
16 67 (16.75%) Multithreading
16 67 (16.75%) Distributed Algorithms
16 67 (16.75%) Deep Learning
17 59 (14.75%) Natural Language Processing
18 47 (11.75%) R
19 45 (11.25%) TensorFlow
20 42 (10.50%) Reinforcement Learning
20 42 (10.50%) Problem-Solving
20 42 (10.50%) Neural Network
21 41 (10.25%) Computer Vision
22 40 (10.00%) Big Data
23 39 (9.75%) Signal Processing
24 38 (9.50%) LabVIEW
25 37 (9.25%) Bayesian Methods
26 35 (8.75%) Telecoms

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 24 (6.00%) Apache Spark
2 6 (1.50%) Apache
3 5 (1.25%) SAS
4 1 (0.25%) Apache Solr
4 1 (0.25%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 13 (3.25%) Zemax
2 11 (2.75%) SPSS
3 10 (2.50%) Weka
4 9 (2.25%) Microsoft Excel
5 3 (0.75%) SOLIDWORKS
5 3 (0.75%) Stata
6 1 (0.25%) PTC Creo
6 1 (0.25%) Siemens NX
Cloud Services
1 12 (3.00%) Amazon AWS
2 11 (2.75%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (1.75%) SaaS
4 4 (1.00%) Cloud Computing
4 4 (1.00%) Google Cloud Platform
5 3 (0.75%) Azure Machine Learning
Communications & Networking
1 8 (2.00%) Wireless
2 5 (1.25%) 3GPP
2 5 (1.25%) LTE
2 5 (1.25%) UMTS
2 5 (1.25%) WCDMA
3 4 (1.00%) SMS
4 3 (0.75%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (10.00%) Big Data
2 19 (4.75%) Data Mining
3 13 (3.25%) Hadoop
4 5 (1.25%) KNIME
5 4 (1.00%) Blockchain
5 4 (1.00%) NoSQL
5 4 (1.00%) Power BI
5 4 (1.00%) Relational Database
6 3 (0.75%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 2 (0.50%) MongoDB
8 1 (0.25%) Apache Cassandra
8 1 (0.25%) Apache Hive
8 1 (0.25%) HBase
8 1 (0.25%) Impala
8 1 (0.25%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 38 (9.50%) LabVIEW
2 7 (1.75%) gulp
General
1 35 (8.75%) Telecoms
2 34 (8.50%) Electronics
3 33 (8.25%) Finance
4 23 (5.75%) Games
5 11 (2.75%) Manufacturing
6 7 (1.75%) Marketing
7 2 (0.50%) Aerospace
7 2 (0.50%) Arabic Language
7 2 (0.50%) French Language
7 2 (0.50%) Law
7 2 (0.50%) Portuguese Language
7 2 (0.50%) Spanish Language
8 1 (0.25%) Advertising
8 1 (0.25%) Automotive
8 1 (0.25%) Banking
8 1 (0.25%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.25%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 85 (21.25%) Software Engineer
2 80 (20.00%) Developer
3 66 (16.50%) Graduate
4 61 (15.25%) Data Scientist
5 34 (8.50%) Developer/Software Engineer
6 32 (8.00%) Graduate Software Engineer
7 30 (7.50%) Machine Learning Engineer
8 29 (7.25%) Research Engineer
9 28 (7.00%) C++ Developer
10 24 (6.00%) C++ Software Engineer
11 23 (5.75%) Analyst
11 23 (5.75%) Graduate Developer
12 22 (5.50%) Machine Learning Scientist
13 20 (5.00%) Test Engineer
14 18 (4.50%) Computer Engineer
14 18 (4.50%) Research Analyst
14 18 (4.50%) Software Developer
15 17 (4.25%) C++ Software Developer
16 15 (3.75%) Process Engineer
16 15 (3.75%) Web Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 59 (14.75%) Natural Language Processing
2 45 (11.25%) TensorFlow
3 26 (6.50%) STL
4 20 (5.00%) jQuery
5 18 (4.50%) HTML
6 15 (3.75%) .NET
7 14 (3.50%) CSS
8 13 (3.25%) Node.js
8 13 (3.25%) Web Services
9 11 (2.75%) HTML5
10 7 (1.75%) AngularJS
10 7 (1.75%) Backbone.js
10 7 (1.75%) CSS3
10 7 (1.75%) D3.js
10 7 (1.75%) React
10 7 (1.75%) RESTful
11 6 (1.50%) NumPy
12 5 (1.25%) HEVC
12 5 (1.25%) scikit-learn
13 4 (1.00%) Keras
Miscellaneous
1 170 (42.50%) Algorithms
2 119 (29.75%) Computer Science
3 34 (8.50%) Smart City
4 32 (8.00%) Analytical Skills
5 22 (5.50%) Optoelectronics
6 20 (5.00%) Acoustics
7 15 (3.75%) User Experience
8 13 (3.25%) Self-Motivation
9 10 (2.50%) Java Card
10 9 (2.25%) CUDA
11 6 (1.50%) Embedded Systems
12 5 (1.25%) Augmented Reality
12 5 (1.25%) MPEG
12 5 (1.25%) SystemC
13 4 (1.00%) iPad
13 4 (1.00%) iPhone
13 4 (1.00%) Life Science
13 4 (1.00%) Mobile App
13 4 (1.00%) Robotics
13 4 (1.00%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 29 (7.25%) Linux
2 14 (3.50%) Windows
3 9 (2.25%) Android
4 5 (1.25%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 204 (51.00%) Machine Learning
2 169 (42.25%) Mathematics
3 131 (32.75%) Physics
4 128 (32.00%) Artificial Intelligence
5 116 (29.00%) Software Engineering
6 93 (23.25%) Data Science
7 67 (16.75%) Deep Learning
7 67 (16.75%) Distributed Algorithms
7 67 (16.75%) Multithreading
8 42 (10.50%) Neural Network
8 42 (10.50%) Problem-Solving
8 42 (10.50%) Reinforcement Learning
9 41 (10.25%) Computer Vision
10 39 (9.75%) Signal Processing
11 37 (9.25%) Bayesian Methods
12 34 (8.50%) Biology
13 33 (8.25%) Statistics
14 30 (7.50%) Computational Linguistics
15 25 (6.25%) Analytics
16 24 (6.00%) Probabilistic Modelling
Programming Languages
1 209 (52.25%) Python
2 193 (48.25%) C++
3 160 (40.00%) Java
4 129 (32.25%) C
5 87 (21.75%) MATLAB
6 86 (21.50%) C#
7 47 (11.75%) R
8 29 (7.25%) JavaScript
9 13 (3.25%) SQL
10 12 (3.00%) Julia
11 8 (2.00%) Scala
12 6 (1.50%) Perl
12 6 (1.50%) PHP
13 5 (1.25%) Tcl
13 5 (1.25%) VBA
14 3 (0.75%) Bash Shell
15 2 (0.50%) F#
15 2 (0.50%) Haskell
16 1 (0.25%) Embedded C
16 1 (0.25%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 156 (39.00%) Degree
2 25 (6.25%) Master's Degree
3 17 (4.25%) Computer Science Degree
4 13 (3.25%) Numerate Degree
5 12 (3.00%) Security Cleared
6 8 (2.00%) DV Cleared
7 2 (0.50%) Postgraduate
8 1 (0.25%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (1.50%) QA
2 4 (1.00%) GCP
System Software
1 1 (0.25%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 1 (0.25%) Terraform
Vendors
1 14 (3.50%) Tableau
2 5 (1.25%) Cadence
2 5 (1.25%) Synopsys
3 3 (0.75%) Capita
4 2 (0.50%) Cloudera
5 1 (0.25%) Cognos
5 1 (0.25%) EMC
5 1 (0.25%) Hortonworks
5 1 (0.25%) Huawei
5 1 (0.25%) MapR
5 1 (0.25%) PTC
5 1 (0.25%) Talend