Period
to 23 January 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 23 January 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

PhD
England > East of England
6 months to
23 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 89 186 262
Rank change year-on-year +97 +76 +53
Permanent jobs citing PhD 387 183 121
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the East of England 3.22% 1.48% 0.82%
As % of the Qualifications category 10.77% 5.26% 2.72%
Number of salaries quoted 336 167 100
East of England median annual salary £50,000 £36,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +38.89% -20.00% +33.33%
10th Percentile £30,625 £26,250 £26,750
90th Percentile £83,750 £77,500 £61,250
England median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year - +4.76% +10.53%

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 3,592 3,482 4,452
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the East of England 29.87% 28.07% 30.30%
Number of salaries quoted 2,870 2,734 3,508
East of England median annual salary £45,000 £44,000 £43,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.27% +1.15% +2.35%
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,000 £25,750
90th Percentile £67,500 £67,500 £65,000
England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - -

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 23 January 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 23 January 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 +31 316 £57,500 -11.54% 65
Hertfordshire +25 48 £32,500 -7.14% 5
Essex +26 12 £85,000 +91.89% 7
Norfolk +16 6 £40,000 +6.67% 2
Suffolk +19 5 - -
PhD
England

For the 6 months to 23 January 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.

1 182 (47.03%) C++
2 181 (46.77%) Algorithms
3 177 (45.74%) Machine Learning
4 168 (43.41%) Python
5 145 (37.47%) Mathematics
6 139 (35.92%) Degree
7 134 (34.63%) Java
8 120 (31.01%) Physics
9 119 (30.75%) Computer Science
10 113 (29.20%) C
11 111 (28.68%) Software Engineering
12 109 (28.17%) Artificial Intelligence
13 101 (26.10%) MATLAB
14 66 (17.05%) C#
15 59 (15.25%) Multithreading
16 56 (14.47%) Distributed Algorithms
17 51 (13.18%) Deep Learning
17 51 (13.18%) Finance
18 50 (12.92%) Electronics
19 48 (12.40%) Telecoms
20 46 (11.89%) Reinforcement Learning
21 43 (11.11%) JavaScript
22 42 (10.85%) Statistics
23 41 (10.59%) LabVIEW
24 40 (10.34%) Signal Processing
25 39 (10.08%) Smart City
25 39 (10.08%) Smart City Simulations
26 38 (9.82%) Neural Network
27 37 (9.56%) TensorFlow
28 36 (9.30%) Big Data

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 22 (5.68%) Apache Spark
2 4 (1.03%) SAS
3 1 (0.26%) Apache
3 1 (0.26%) Apache Solr
3 1 (0.26%) Jupyter
Applications
1 13 (3.36%) Zemax
2 9 (2.33%) Weka
3 6 (1.55%) Microsoft Excel
4 5 (1.29%) SOLIDWORKS
5 1 (0.26%) GNU Octave
5 1 (0.26%) Mathematica
5 1 (0.26%) PTC Creo
5 1 (0.26%) Siemens NX
5 1 (0.26%) SPSS
5 1 (0.26%) Stata
Cloud Services
1 12 (3.10%) SaaS
2 7 (1.81%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (1.55%) Cloud Computing
4 5 (1.29%) Amazon AWS
5 3 (0.78%) Azure Machine Learning
Communications & Networking
1 9 (2.33%) Ethernet
2 7 (1.81%) TCP/IP
3 5 (1.29%) Internet
3 5 (1.29%) Wireless
4 4 (1.03%) LTE
5 2 (0.52%) 3GPP
5 2 (0.52%) 4G
5 2 (0.52%) 5G
5 2 (0.52%) UMTS
5 2 (0.52%) WCDMA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (9.30%) Big Data
2 14 (3.62%) Data Mining
3 10 (2.58%) Hadoop
4 8 (2.07%) NoSQL
5 4 (1.03%) KNIME
6 1 (0.26%) Apache Cassandra
6 1 (0.26%) Apache Hive
6 1 (0.26%) HBase
6 1 (0.26%) Impala
6 1 (0.26%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 41 (10.59%) LabVIEW
2 10 (2.58%) gulp
3 2 (0.52%) Git (software)
3 2 (0.52%) Visual Studio
General
1 51 (13.18%) Finance
2 50 (12.92%) Electronics
3 48 (12.40%) Telecoms
4 8 (2.07%) Manufacturing
4 8 (2.07%) Marketing
5 5 (1.29%) Games
6 3 (0.78%) Arabic Language
6 3 (0.78%) French Language
6 3 (0.78%) Portuguese Language
6 3 (0.78%) Spanish Language
7 2 (0.52%) Advertising
7 2 (0.52%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.26%) Aerospace
8 1 (0.26%) Automotive
8 1 (0.26%) Banking
8 1 (0.26%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 87 (22.48%) Software Engineer
2 72 (18.60%) Developer
3 53 (13.70%) Data Scientist
4 28 (7.24%) Machine Learning Scientist
5 27 (6.98%) Research Engineer
6 22 (5.68%) Machine Learning Engineer
6 22 (5.68%) Mobile Engineer
6 22 (5.68%) Security Engineer
7 21 (5.43%) Graduate
8 20 (5.17%) Developer/Software Engineer
9 19 (4.91%) Process Engineer
10 18 (4.65%) C++ Developer
10 18 (4.65%) Web Engineer
11 16 (4.13%) C++ Software Engineer
11 16 (4.13%) Physicist
11 16 (4.13%) Test Engineer
12 15 (3.88%) MATLAB Engineer
13 14 (3.62%) Machine Learning Researcher
14 13 (3.36%) Computer Engineer
15 12 (3.10%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (9.56%) TensorFlow
2 27 (6.98%) jQuery
3 26 (6.72%) CSS
3 26 (6.72%) HTML
4 25 (6.46%) Natural Language Processing
5 17 (4.39%) Node.js
6 16 (4.13%) Backbone.js
6 16 (4.13%) D3.js
7 13 (3.36%) STL
8 10 (2.58%) AngularJS
8 10 (2.58%) CSS3
8 10 (2.58%) HTML5
8 10 (2.58%) React
8 10 (2.58%) RESTful
8 10 (2.58%) Web Services
9 7 (1.81%) JSON
9 7 (1.81%) NumPy
10 5 (1.29%) .NET
10 5 (1.29%) HEVC
10 5 (1.29%) Keras
Miscellaneous
1 181 (46.77%) Algorithms
2 119 (30.75%) Computer Science
3 39 (10.08%) Smart City
4 29 (7.49%) Acoustics
5 28 (7.24%) Analytical Skills
6 27 (6.98%) Java Card
7 20 (5.17%) User Experience
8 19 (4.91%) Optoelectronics
9 13 (3.36%) Mobile App
10 12 (3.10%) Mobile Payment
11 6 (1.55%) Embedded Systems
12 5 (1.29%) CUDA
12 5 (1.29%) Internet of Things
12 5 (1.29%) Life Science
12 5 (1.29%) MPEG
12 5 (1.29%) Smart Home
13 4 (1.03%) Robotics
14 3 (0.78%) Augmented Reality
15 2 (0.52%) Replication
15 2 (0.52%) SystemC
Operating Systems
1 19 (4.91%) Linux
2 8 (2.07%) Windows
3 5 (1.29%) Unix
4 4 (1.03%) Android
5 2 (0.52%) Windows 10
5 2 (0.52%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 177 (45.74%) Machine Learning
2 145 (37.47%) Mathematics
3 120 (31.01%) Physics
4 111 (28.68%) Software Engineering
5 109 (28.17%) Artificial Intelligence
6 59 (15.25%) Multithreading
7 56 (14.47%) Distributed Algorithms
8 51 (13.18%) Deep Learning
9 46 (11.89%) Reinforcement Learning
10 42 (10.85%) Statistics
11 40 (10.34%) Signal Processing
12 39 (10.08%) Smart City Simulations
13 38 (9.82%) Neural Network
14 30 (7.75%) Open Source
15 27 (6.98%) Information Security
15 27 (6.98%) OO
15 27 (6.98%) Security Architecture
15 27 (6.98%) Systems Analysis
15 27 (6.98%) Threat Modelling
16 23 (5.94%) Economics
Programming Languages
1 182 (47.03%) C++
2 168 (43.41%) Python
3 134 (34.63%) Java
4 113 (29.20%) C
5 101 (26.10%) MATLAB
6 66 (17.05%) C#
7 43 (11.11%) JavaScript
8 32 (8.27%) SQL
9 31 (8.01%) R
10 25 (6.46%) Julia
11 10 (2.58%) Scala
12 7 (1.81%) Ruby
13 5 (1.29%) Bash Shell
13 5 (1.29%) VBA
14 3 (0.78%) Perl
15 2 (0.52%) PHP
15 2 (0.52%) Tcl
16 1 (0.26%) Embedded C
16 1 (0.26%) Embedded C++
16 1 (0.26%) F#
Qualifications
1 139 (35.92%) Degree
2 22 (5.68%) Master's Degree
3 9 (2.33%) Numerate Degree
4 5 (1.29%) Computer Science Degree
5 4 (1.03%) Postgraduate
5 4 (1.03%) Security Cleared
6 1 (0.26%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (1.03%) QA
2 1 (0.26%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 1 (0.26%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 1 (0.26%) Terraform
Vendors
1 8 (2.07%) Tableau
2 2 (0.52%) Cadence
2 2 (0.52%) Intel
2 2 (0.52%) Microsoft
2 2 (0.52%) Synopsys
3 1 (0.26%) Cloudera
3 1 (0.26%) EMC
3 1 (0.26%) Hortonworks
3 1 (0.26%) Huawei
3 1 (0.26%) MapR
3 1 (0.26%) PTC