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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 24 May 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD, DPhil, EngD, Doctorate)
England > East of England
6 months to
24 May 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 99 106 147
Rank change year-on-year +7 +41 +24
Permanent jobs citing PhD 200 85 65
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the East of England 2.96% 2.15% 1.50%
As % of the Qualifications category 8.24% 7.35% 5.83%
Number of salaries quoted 30 24 20
10th Percentile £33,750 £26,250 £40,625
25th Percentile £45,750 £32,500 £42,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £40,000 £60,000
Median % change year-on-year +37.50% -33.33% -4.00%
75th Percentile £86,450 £47,250 £70,000
90th Percentile £107,000 £71,725 £89,625
England median annual salary £70,000 £65,000 £67,500
% change year-on-year +7.69% -3.70% +12.50%

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 2,428 1,156 1,114
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the East of England 35.89% 29.27% 25.69%
Number of salaries quoted 773 594 779
10th Percentile £31,250 £31,250 £26,605
25th Percentile £38,750 £37,500 £35,428
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £50,000 £49,500
Median % change year-on-year - +1.01% +10.00%
75th Percentile £65,000 £65,000 £61,250
90th Percentile £72,500 £77,500 £75,000
England median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year - +4.76% +5.00%

PhD
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

Job postings citing PhD as a proportion 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

3-month moving average salary quoted in 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

Salary distribution for jobs citing PhD in the East of England over the 6 months to 24 May 2022.

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 24 May 2022. 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
Jobs
Cambridgeshire -4 136 £55,000 +37.50% 25
Essex -7 37 - -
Hertfordshire -46 12 - - 7
Suffolk -9 9 £57,000 -
Bedfordshire -14 6 - - 1
PhD
England

For the 6 months to 24 May 2022, 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.

1 122 (61.00%) Degree
2 115 (57.50%) Computer Science
3 97 (48.50%) Machine Learning
4 88 (44.00%) Python
5 70 (35.00%) Mathematics
6 64 (32.00%) Physics
7 55 (27.50%) Data Science
8 52 (26.00%) Artificial Intelligence
8 52 (26.00%) Pharmaceutical
9 51 (25.50%) Social Skills
10 46 (23.00%) Java
11 40 (20.00%) C++
11 40 (20.00%) Deep Learning
12 38 (19.00%) Algorithms
12 38 (19.00%) Biology
13 36 (18.00%) Software Engineering
14 35 (17.50%) C
14 35 (17.50%) Natural Language Processing
15 34 (17.00%) Agile
16 32 (16.00%) Mentoring
17 31 (15.50%) Computer Vision
18 30 (15.00%) PyTorch
19 29 (14.50%) Analytics
19 29 (14.50%) Open Source
19 29 (14.50%) Project Management
20 28 (14.00%) Life Science
20 28 (14.00%) TensorFlow
21 27 (13.50%) Problem-Solving
22 26 (13.00%) Full Stack Development
22 26 (13.00%) R

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 13 (6.50%) Apache Spark
1 13 (6.50%) Elasticsearch
2 8 (4.00%) Apache
3 6 (3.00%) SAS
4 2 (1.00%) Apache Airflow
Applications
1 1 (0.50%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (0.50%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.50%) Magento
1 1 (0.50%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 14 (7.00%) GCP
2 9 (4.50%) AWS
3 4 (2.00%) Cloud Computing
4 3 (1.50%) SaaS
5 1 (0.50%) Azure
5 1 (0.50%) Datadog
5 1 (0.50%) GitHub
5 1 (0.50%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 8 (4.00%) NAS
2 7 (3.50%) Internet
3 1 (0.50%) HTTP
3 1 (0.50%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (6.50%) Big Data
1 13 (6.50%) ClickHouse
2 9 (4.50%) Metadata
3 8 (4.00%) OLAP
3 8 (4.00%) Text Mining
4 2 (1.00%) MySQL
4 2 (1.00%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (0.50%) Data Mining
5 1 (0.50%) Electronic Patient Records
5 1 (0.50%) Hadoop
5 1 (0.50%) Neo4j
5 1 (0.50%) NoSQL
5 1 (0.50%) Power BI
5 1 (0.50%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.50%) Spotfire
Development Applications
1 11 (5.50%) Git (software)
2 3 (1.50%) LabVIEW
3 1 (0.50%) GitLab
3 1 (0.50%) WiX
General
1 52 (26.00%) Pharmaceutical
2 51 (25.50%) Social Skills
3 25 (12.50%) Finance
4 20 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
5 16 (8.00%) Public Sector
6 15 (7.50%) Electronics
6 15 (7.50%) Inclusion and Diversity
7 11 (5.50%) Aerospace
8 10 (5.00%) Military
9 4 (2.00%) Retail
9 4 (2.00%) Telecoms
9 4 (2.00%) Wearables
10 3 (1.50%) Law
10 3 (1.50%) Manufacturing
10 3 (1.50%) Marketing
11 2 (1.00%) Mandarin Language
12 1 (0.50%) Advertising
12 1 (0.50%) Influencing Skills
12 1 (0.50%) Legal
12 1 (0.50%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 28 (14.00%) Developer
2 21 (10.50%) Software Engineer
3 18 (9.00%) Research Scientist
4 15 (7.50%) Computer Scientist
4 15 (7.50%) Computer Vision Scientist
4 15 (7.50%) Graduate
4 15 (7.50%) Machine Learning Scientist
4 15 (7.50%) Senior Computer Scientist
5 12 (6.00%) Graduate Software Engineer
6 10 (5.00%) Systems Engineer
7 9 (4.50%) Development Director
7 9 (4.50%) Research Engineer
8 8 (4.00%) Graduate Developer
8 8 (4.00%) Programmer
8 8 (4.00%) Technical Leader
9 7 (3.50%) Android Engineer
9 7 (3.50%) Developer/Software Engineer
9 7 (3.50%) Machine Learning Developer
9 7 (3.50%) Python Engineer
10 6 (3.00%) Python Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (15.00%) PyTorch
2 28 (14.00%) TensorFlow
3 16 (8.00%) scikit-learn
4 14 (7.00%) GraphQL
5 8 (4.00%) Flash
5 8 (4.00%) Play Framework
5 8 (4.00%) Web Services
6 7 (3.50%) Android Jetpack
6 7 (3.50%) Android SDK
6 7 (3.50%) Spring
7 6 (3.00%) AngularJS
7 6 (3.00%) CSS
7 6 (3.00%) D3.js
7 6 (3.00%) HTML
7 6 (3.00%) HTML5
7 6 (3.00%) React
7 6 (3.00%) REST
8 5 (2.50%) LESS
8 5 (2.50%) Sass
8 5 (2.50%) SVG
Miscellaneous
1 38 (19.00%) Algorithms
2 28 (14.00%) Life Science
3 17 (8.50%) Blog
4 16 (8.00%) IoT
5 15 (7.50%) Acoustics
5 15 (7.50%) Cyber Defence
5 15 (7.50%) Cyberattack
5 15 (7.50%) Cybercrime
6 10 (5.00%) Cloud Native
7 9 (4.50%) Biotechnology
7 9 (4.50%) Self-Motivation
8 8 (4.00%) Chip and PIN
8 8 (4.00%) Data Centre
8 8 (4.00%) Embedded Systems
8 8 (4.00%) mHealth
8 8 (4.00%) Smartphone
8 8 (4.00%) VLSI
9 7 (3.50%) Social Media
10 5 (2.50%) Optoelectronics
10 5 (2.50%) Verilog
Operating Systems
1 17 (8.50%) Linux
2 11 (5.50%) Android
3 4 (2.00%) Windows
4 1 (0.50%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 115 (57.50%) Computer Science
2 97 (48.50%) Machine Learning
3 70 (35.00%) Mathematics
4 64 (32.00%) Physics
5 55 (27.50%) Data Science
6 52 (26.00%) Artificial Intelligence
7 40 (20.00%) Deep Learning
8 38 (19.00%) Biology
9 36 (18.00%) Software Engineering
10 35 (17.50%) Natural Language Processing
11 34 (17.00%) Agile
12 32 (16.00%) Mentoring
13 31 (15.50%) Computer Vision
14 29 (14.50%) Analytics
14 29 (14.50%) Open Source
14 29 (14.50%) Project Management
15 27 (13.50%) Problem-Solving
16 26 (13.00%) Full Stack Development
16 26 (13.00%) Neural Network
17 23 (11.50%) Reinforcement Learning
Programming Languages
1 88 (44.00%) Python
2 46 (23.00%) Java
3 40 (20.00%) C++
4 35 (17.50%) C
5 26 (13.00%) R
6 18 (9.00%) MATLAB
6 18 (9.00%) Shell Script
7 17 (8.50%) Go
8 16 (8.00%) Rust
9 13 (6.50%) Scala
10 8 (4.00%) Ruby
11 7 (3.50%) C#
11 7 (3.50%) Kotlin
11 7 (3.50%) TypeScript
12 6 (3.00%) JavaScript
13 3 (1.50%) SQL
14 2 (1.00%) GLSL
14 2 (1.00%) HLSL
15 1 (0.50%) Perl
15 1 (0.50%) VBA
Qualifications
1 122 (61.00%) Degree
2 10 (5.00%) SC Cleared
2 10 (5.00%) Security Cleared
3 7 (3.50%) Master's Degree
4 2 (1.00%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (0.50%) AWS Certification
5 1 (0.50%) MBA
5 1 (0.50%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (4.50%) QA
2 6 (3.00%) CDISC
3 5 (2.50%) ISO 9001
4 4 (2.00%) GLP
5 2 (1.00%) Data Quality
System Software
1 10 (5.00%) Firmware
2 8 (4.00%) LXC
2 8 (4.00%) Virtual Machines
3 4 (2.00%) Docker
4 2 (1.00%) NFS
Systems Management
1 9 (4.50%) Terraform
2 2 (1.00%) Ansible
2 2 (1.00%) Kubernetes
3 1 (0.50%) Kibana
3 1 (0.50%) Kustomize
Vendors
1 13 (6.50%) Google
2 5 (2.50%) Netlify
3 4 (2.00%) Twitter
4 3 (1.50%) Facebook
4 3 (1.50%) Minitab
5 1 (0.50%) SAP