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 25 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

PhD
England / East of England
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 109 196 229
Rank change year-on-year +87 +33  
Permanent jobs citing PhD 170 65 60
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the East of England 2.78% 0.97% 0.73%
As % of the Qualifications category 9.06% 3.28% 2.34%
Number of salaries quoted 136 62 59
Median salary £35,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -22.22% +5.88%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £30,000 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £76,250 £75,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year -5.88% +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 1877 1981 2565
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the East of England 30.66% 29.43% 31.28%
Number of salaries quoted 1449 1638 2106
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.88%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,085
10% offered a salary of more than £62,300 £60,000 £62,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,000
% change year-on-year - +1.19%  

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 25 June 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 25 June 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 +47 114 £45,000 -30.76% 25
Hertfordshire +27 42 £32,500 -9.09% 2
Essex - 7 £35,614 -
Bedfordshire +8 6 £40,000 -
Norfolk -3 1 £60,000 +71.42%
PhD
England

For the 6 months to 25 June 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.

1 200 (61.54%) C++
2 195 (60.00%) Mathematics
3 180 (55.38%) Machine Learning
4 170 (52.31%) Python
5 165 (50.77%) Physics
6 147 (45.23%) Computer Science
7 143 (44.00%) Algorithms
8 142 (43.69%) Degree
9 135 (41.54%) Software Engineering
10 125 (38.46%) Java
11 105 (32.31%) C#
12 79 (24.31%) Artificial Intelligence
13 77 (23.69%) C
14 69 (21.23%) MATLAB
15 57 (17.54%) Telecoms
16 51 (15.69%) LabVIEW
16 51 (15.69%) Signal Processing
17 47 (14.46%) Linux
18 46 (14.15%) .NET
18 46 (14.15%) Analytical Skills
19 42 (12.92%) R
19 42 (12.92%) Deep Learning
19 42 (12.92%) Statistics
20 38 (11.69%) SQL
21 37 (11.38%) Augmented Reality
22 36 (11.08%) Neural Network
23 34 (10.46%) Multithreading
24 32 (9.85%) Distributed Algorithms
24 32 (9.85%) Smart City
24 32 (9.85%) Smart City Simulations

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 (4.00%) SAS
2 8 (2.46%) Apache Spark
3 5 (1.54%) DNN
4 3 (0.92%) Elasticsearch
4 3 (0.92%) Jupyter
5 1 (0.31%) OpenStack
Applications
1 8 (2.46%) Zemax
2 6 (1.85%) SPSS
2 6 (1.85%) Stata
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.62%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.31%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 8 (2.46%) TCP/IP
2 4 (1.23%) Ethernet
3 2 (0.62%) Bluetooth
3 2 (0.62%) Internet
3 2 (0.62%) Wi-Fi
3 2 (0.62%) ZigBee
4 1 (0.31%) 3G
4 1 (0.31%) 4G
4 1 (0.31%) GSM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (5.23%) Big Data
2 10 (3.08%) Data Mining
2 10 (3.08%) Text Mining
3 9 (2.77%) Hadoop
4 6 (1.85%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 5 (1.54%) NoSQL
5 5 (1.54%) Relational Database
6 4 (1.23%) Apache Cassandra
6 4 (1.23%) MySQL
6 4 (1.23%) RDBMS
7 1 (0.31%) CouchDB
7 1 (0.31%) MariaDB
7 1 (0.31%) MongoDB
7 1 (0.31%) Neo4j
7 1 (0.31%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 51 (15.69%) LabVIEW
2 17 (5.23%) Visual Studio
3 13 (4.00%) Git (software)
4 4 (1.23%) Jenkins
4 4 (1.23%) JUnit
General
1 57 (17.54%) Telecoms
2 22 (6.77%) Electronics
3 17 (5.23%) Aerospace
4 12 (3.69%) Games
5 6 (1.85%) Pharmaceutical
6 4 (1.23%) Finance
7 3 (0.92%) Automotive
8 1 (0.31%) Banking
8 1 (0.31%) Law
8 1 (0.31%) Legal
8 1 (0.31%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 106 (32.62%) Developer
2 91 (28.00%) Software Engineer
3 56 (17.23%) Software Developer
4 54 (16.62%) Graduate
5 28 (8.62%) Developer/Software Engineer
6 27 (8.31%) C++ Developer
6 27 (8.31%) Java Engineer
7 24 (7.38%) C++ Software Developer
7 24 (7.38%) C++ Software Engineer
7 24 (7.38%) Data Scientist
7 24 (7.38%) Machine Learning Researcher
7 24 (7.38%) Test Engineer
8 22 (6.77%) Graduate Developer
8 22 (6.77%) Graduate Software Developer
8 22 (6.77%) Java Software Engineer
9 20 (6.15%) Research Engineer
9 20 (6.15%) Scientific Software Developer
9 20 (6.15%) Scientific Software Engineer
10 19 (5.85%) Mathematical Developer
11 18 (5.54%) Graduate C++ Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 46 (14.15%) .NET
2 28 (8.62%) Natural Language Processing
3 25 (7.69%) ASP.NET
4 16 (4.92%) J2EE
5 11 (3.38%) OpenGL
5 11 (3.38%) XML
6 10 (3.08%) Hibernate
6 10 (3.08%) HTML
6 10 (3.08%) Spring
7 9 (2.77%) Unity (Game Engine)
8 7 (2.15%) CSS
8 7 (2.15%) Node.js
8 7 (2.15%) TensorFlow
8 7 (2.15%) Theano
9 6 (1.85%) Ajax
9 6 (1.85%) AngularJS
9 6 (1.85%) JSON
9 6 (1.85%) ZeroMQ
10 5 (1.54%) OpenCV
11 4 (1.23%) Yocto
Miscellaneous
1 147 (45.23%) Computer Science
2 143 (44.00%) Algorithms
3 46 (14.15%) Analytical Skills
4 37 (11.38%) Augmented Reality
5 32 (9.85%) Smart City
6 11 (3.38%) Life Science
7 10 (3.08%) Data Structures
8 6 (1.85%) Greenfield Project
9 4 (1.23%) 3D Graphics
9 4 (1.23%) Smart Energy
10 3 (0.92%) VHDL
11 2 (0.62%) User Experience
12 1 (0.31%) Client/Server
12 1 (0.31%) e-Health
12 1 (0.31%) Embedded Systems
12 1 (0.31%) Grid Computing
12 1 (0.31%) Internet of Things
12 1 (0.31%) iPhone
12 1 (0.31%) Mobile App
12 1 (0.31%) Verilog
Operating Systems
1 47 (14.46%) Linux
2 17 (5.23%) Windows
3 8 (2.46%) Unix
4 4 (1.23%) Embedded Linux
5 1 (0.31%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 195 (60.00%) Mathematics
2 180 (55.38%) Machine Learning
3 165 (50.77%) Physics
4 135 (41.54%) Software Engineering
5 79 (24.31%) Artificial Intelligence
6 51 (15.69%) Signal Processing
7 42 (12.92%) Deep Learning
7 42 (12.92%) Statistics
8 36 (11.08%) Neural Network
9 34 (10.46%) Multithreading
10 32 (9.85%) Distributed Algorithms
10 32 (9.85%) Smart City Simulations
11 27 (8.31%) Data Analysis
12 24 (7.38%) Reinforcement Learning
13 23 (7.08%) Bayesian Methods
14 22 (6.77%) OO
15 21 (6.46%) Economics
16 18 (5.54%) Probabilistic Modelling
17 17 (5.23%) CAD
17 17 (5.23%) Computer Vision
Programming Languages
1 200 (61.54%) C++
2 170 (52.31%) Python
3 125 (38.46%) Java
4 105 (32.31%) C#
5 77 (23.69%) C
6 69 (21.23%) MATLAB
7 42 (12.92%) R
8 38 (11.69%) SQL
9 21 (6.46%) Julia
10 15 (4.62%) JavaScript
11 13 (4.00%) Scala
12 8 (2.46%) PHP
13 7 (2.15%) Bash Shell
14 6 (1.85%) Perl
15 4 (1.23%) Embedded C
15 4 (1.23%) Fortran
16 3 (0.92%) Assembly Language
17 1 (0.31%) Go
17 1 (0.31%) Haskell
17 1 (0.31%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 142 (43.69%) Degree
2 26 (8.00%) Numerate Degree
3 23 (7.08%) Computer Science Degree
4 10 (3.08%) Sun Certification
5 2 (0.62%) CISSP
6 1 (0.31%) CISA
6 1 (0.31%) CISM
6 1 (0.31%) GSEC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (2.46%) QA
2 1 (0.31%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 7 (2.15%) Firmware
2 1 (0.31%) Docker
2 1 (0.31%) KVM
2 1 (0.31%) LXC
2 1 (0.31%) Slurm Workload Manager
2 1 (0.31%) Xen
Systems Management
1 1 (0.31%) Mesos
Vendors
1 7 (2.15%) Oracle
2 1 (0.31%) Pegasus
2 1 (0.31%) Tableau
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