Period
to 26 November 2021

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 26 November 2021 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
26 Nov 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 108 92 209
Rank change year-on-year -16 +117 -77
Permanent jobs citing PhD 145 42 63
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the East of England 2.54% 2.15% 0.93%
As % of the Qualifications category 8.68% 8.20% 3.37%
Number of salaries quoted 23 26 25
10th Percentile £33,500 £37,500 £32,200
25th Percentile £38,750 £49,375 £38,666
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £63,750 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year -5.88% +41.67% -
75th Percentile £81,875 £90,000 £71,250
90th Percentile £98,500 £120,000 £90,500
England median annual salary £70,000 £70,000 £67,500
% change year-on-year - +3.70% +3.85%

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 1,670 512 1,872
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the East of England 29.30% 26.15% 27.66%
Number of salaries quoted 608 396 1,383
10th Percentile £26,250 £30,750 £26,250
25th Percentile £33,938 £37,500 £34,651
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £47,500 £50,000 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year -5.00% +11.11% -
75th Percentile £61,500 £65,000 £61,250
90th Percentile £70,000 £77,500 £72,900
England median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year - +10.00% -

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 26 November 2021.

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 26 November 2021. 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 +2 119 £60,000 -20.00% 15
Hertfordshire -63 17 - - 5
Bedfordshire - 7 - -
Essex -11 1 - - 1
Suffolk - 1 - -
PhD
England

For the 6 months to 26 November 2021, 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 94 (64.83%) Degree
2 71 (48.97%) Computer Science
3 66 (45.52%) Machine Learning
4 59 (40.69%) Life Science
5 56 (38.62%) Pharmaceutical
6 51 (35.17%) Mathematics
7 50 (34.48%) Python
8 47 (32.41%) Data Science
9 46 (31.72%) Natural Language Processing
10 45 (31.03%) SQL
10 45 (31.03%) Computer Vision
11 40 (27.59%) Statistics
12 39 (26.90%) Social Skills
13 38 (26.21%) Master's Degree
14 37 (25.52%) Decision-Making
15 36 (24.83%) Analytical Skills
16 35 (24.14%) Artificial Intelligence
17 34 (23.45%) Software Engineering
18 33 (22.76%) Thought Leadership
19 31 (21.38%) Economics
19 31 (21.38%) AWS
20 30 (20.69%) Algorithms
21 29 (20.00%) Deep Learning
21 29 (20.00%) Data Analysis
22 27 (18.62%) Agile Software Development
22 27 (18.62%) Use Case
23 25 (17.24%) Marketing
23 25 (17.24%) Open Source
23 25 (17.24%) Law
23 25 (17.24%) Analytics

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 20 (13.79%) Apache Spark
2 7 (4.83%) SAS
Cloud Services
1 31 (21.38%) AWS
2 24 (16.55%) Serverless
3 6 (4.14%) Amazon EC2
3 6 (4.14%) Amazon S3
4 4 (2.76%) Azure
5 3 (2.07%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (1.38%) AWS Lambda
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (13.79%) Hadoop
2 19 (13.10%) Data Warehouse
2 19 (13.10%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
3 8 (5.52%) Data Mining
4 5 (3.45%) Electronic Patient Records
5 4 (2.76%) Apache Hive
5 4 (2.76%) Oracle Database
5 4 (2.76%) Oracle Database 11g
5 4 (2.76%) SQL Server
5 4 (2.76%) Tableau
6 2 (1.38%) MySQL
6 2 (1.38%) NoSQL
6 2 (1.38%) PostgreSQL
6 2 (1.38%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 6 (4.14%) Jenkins
2 3 (2.07%) Git (software)
3 2 (1.38%) Subversion
4 1 (0.69%) PyCharm
General
1 56 (38.62%) Pharmaceutical
2 39 (26.90%) Social Skills
3 36 (24.83%) Analytical Skills
4 25 (17.24%) Law
4 25 (17.24%) Marketing
5 23 (15.86%) Inclusion and Diversity
6 22 (15.17%) Manufacturing
7 16 (11.03%) Finance
8 11 (7.59%) Games
9 8 (5.52%) Legal
10 6 (4.14%) Electronics
10 6 (4.14%) Public Sector
10 6 (4.14%) Social Science
11 2 (1.38%) Aerospace
12 1 (0.69%) Presentation Skills
12 1 (0.69%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 23 (15.86%) Machine Learning Engineer
2 21 (14.48%) Research Engineer
3 12 (8.28%) Software Engineer
4 10 (6.90%) Data Science Leader
4 10 (6.90%) Data Scientist
5 8 (5.52%) Graduate
5 8 (5.52%) Research Scientist
6 7 (4.83%) Data Science Director
6 7 (4.83%) Developer
6 7 (4.83%) Programmer
6 7 (4.83%) Python Engineer
6 7 (4.83%) Statistical Programmer
7 6 (4.14%) Operations Engineer
7 6 (4.14%) Python Software Engineer
8 5 (3.45%) Associate Director
8 5 (3.45%) Data Analytics Scientist
8 5 (3.45%) Developer/Software Engineer
8 5 (3.45%) Graduate Software Engineer
8 5 (3.45%) Software Developer
9 4 (2.76%) Senior Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (4.83%) PyTorch
1 7 (4.83%) TensorFlow
2 5 (3.45%) Flask
2 5 (3.45%) NumPy
3 4 (2.76%) Shiny
4 3 (2.07%) HTML
5 2 (1.38%) .NET
6 1 (0.69%) AngularJS
6 1 (0.69%) Django
6 1 (0.69%) Itk
6 1 (0.69%) Middleware
6 1 (0.69%) React
6 1 (0.69%) scikit-learn
6 1 (0.69%) VTK
Miscellaneous
1 59 (40.69%) Life Science
2 30 (20.69%) Algorithms
3 20 (13.79%) Cloud Native
3 20 (13.79%) Social Media
4 19 (13.10%) Management Information System
5 11 (7.59%) Biotechnology
6 6 (4.14%) Data Structures
7 2 (1.38%) Analytical Mindset
7 2 (1.38%) Robotics
8 1 (0.69%) Optoelectronics
8 1 (0.69%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 6 (4.14%) Linux
2 1 (0.69%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 71 (48.97%) Computer Science
2 66 (45.52%) Machine Learning
3 51 (35.17%) Mathematics
4 47 (32.41%) Data Science
5 46 (31.72%) Natural Language Processing
6 45 (31.03%) Computer Vision
7 40 (27.59%) Statistics
8 37 (25.52%) Decision-Making
9 35 (24.14%) Artificial Intelligence
10 34 (23.45%) Software Engineering
11 33 (22.76%) Thought Leadership
12 31 (21.38%) Economics
13 29 (20.00%) Data Analysis
13 29 (20.00%) Deep Learning
14 27 (18.62%) Agile Software Development
14 27 (18.62%) Use Case
15 25 (17.24%) Analytics
15 25 (17.24%) Open Source
16 23 (15.86%) A/B Testing
16 23 (15.86%) Predictive Modelling
Programming Languages
1 50 (34.48%) Python
2 45 (31.03%) SQL
3 17 (11.72%) C
4 11 (7.59%) C++
4 11 (7.59%) R
5 8 (5.52%) C#
6 6 (4.14%) Java
7 2 (1.38%) JavaScript
8 1 (0.69%) Bash Shell
8 1 (0.69%) Scala
Qualifications
1 94 (64.83%) Degree
2 38 (26.21%) Master's Degree
3 22 (15.17%) Computer Science Degree
4 3 (2.07%) HND
4 3 (2.07%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (15.86%) GxP
2 7 (4.83%) CDISC
2 7 (4.83%) GLP
3 5 (3.45%) QA
4 4 (2.76%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 2 (1.38%) IEC 62304
5 2 (1.38%) ISO 13485
6 1 (0.69%) DICOM
System Software
1 9 (6.21%) Docker
Systems Management
1 21 (14.48%) Kubernetes
2 7 (4.83%) Terraform
3 6 (4.14%) Ansible
3 6 (4.14%) Kubeflow
Vendors
1 20 (13.79%) Facebook
2 10 (6.90%) Dataiku
3 6 (4.14%) Oracle
4 4 (2.76%) CA
4 4 (2.76%) Google
4 4 (2.76%) Palo Alto
5 1 (0.69%) ANSYS
5 1 (0.69%) Bloomberg