Period
to 25 May 2020

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 25 May 2020 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
25 May 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 144 168 82
Rank change year-on-year +24 -86 +3
Permanent jobs citing PhD 64 124 450
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the East of England 1.49% 1.55% 3.61%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.80% 5.46% 13.01%
Number of salaries quoted 20 117 304
Median annual salary £57,500 £62,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -8.00% +78.57% -10.26%
10th Percentile £35,000 £36,100 £26,250
90th Percentile £89,625 £90,000 £76,250
England median annual salary £67,500 £60,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +12.50% +9.09% -

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 1,104 2,271 3,459
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the East of England 25.66% 28.45% 27.71%
Number of salaries quoted 756 1,601 2,642
Median annual salary £49,750 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.56% - +4.65%
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £73,750 £75,000 £67,500
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +11.11%

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 25 May 2020.

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 25 May 2020. 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 +20 38 £60,000 -4.00% 19
Hertfordshire +45 19 £45,000 +50.00% 2
Essex +7 4 £70,000 +55.56%
Bedfordshire +27 2 £34,000 -62.22%
Norfolk - 1 £67,000 - 1
PhD
England

For the 6 months to 25 May 2020, 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 30 (46.88%) Algorithms
2 22 (34.38%) Data Science
3 17 (26.56%) Line Management
3 17 (26.56%) Analytics
3 17 (26.56%) Agile Software Development
3 17 (26.56%) Mathematics
3 17 (26.56%) Computer Science
4 16 (25.00%) C++
5 15 (23.44%) Performance Analysis
6 14 (21.88%) OpenCL
6 14 (21.88%) OpenGL ES
6 14 (21.88%) Machine Learning
6 14 (21.88%) Pharmaceutical
6 14 (21.88%) Data Analysis
6 14 (21.88%) Vulkan
7 13 (20.31%) Innovative Thinking
7 13 (20.31%) TOGAF
7 13 (20.31%) Azure
7 13 (20.31%) PaaS
7 13 (20.31%) Software Architecture
7 13 (20.31%) Python
7 13 (20.31%) SDLC
7 13 (20.31%) Threat Modelling
8 11 (17.19%) C
8 11 (17.19%) Assembly Language
9 8 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
10 6 (9.38%) Code Optimisation
10 6 (9.38%) Electronics
10 6 (9.38%) Degree
10 6 (9.38%) Self-Motivation

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 1 (1.56%) Apache Spark
1 1 (1.56%) SAS
Applications
1 1 (1.56%) Stata
Cloud Services
1 13 (20.31%) Azure
1 13 (20.31%) PaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.13%) Big Data
1 2 (3.13%) Blockchain
1 2 (3.13%) Hadoop
1 2 (3.13%) NoSQL
2 1 (1.56%) Apache Cassandra
2 1 (1.56%) Electronic Patient Records
2 1 (1.56%) HBase
2 1 (1.56%) MongoDB
2 1 (1.56%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 4 (6.25%) LabVIEW
2 2 (3.13%) Git (software)
General
1 14 (21.88%) Pharmaceutical
2 6 (9.38%) Electronics
3 4 (6.25%) Games
3 4 (6.25%) Telecoms
4 2 (3.13%) Finance
5 1 (1.56%) Aerospace
5 1 (1.56%) Banking
5 1 (1.56%) Financial Institution
5 1 (1.56%) Legal
5 1 (1.56%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 31 (48.44%) Architect
2 13 (20.31%) Software Architect
3 6 (9.38%) Machine Learning Engineer
4 5 (7.81%) Data Scientist
5 4 (6.25%) Developer
5 4 (6.25%) Developer/Software Engineer
5 4 (6.25%) Scientific Software Developer
5 4 (6.25%) Scientific Software Engineer
5 4 (6.25%) Software Engineer
6 2 (3.13%) Senior Data Scientist
6 2 (3.13%) Statistician
7 1 (1.56%) Circuit Architect
7 1 (1.56%) Customer Engineer
7 1 (1.56%) Design Engineer
7 1 (1.56%) Graduate
7 1 (1.56%) Machine Learning Scientist
7 1 (1.56%) Research Scientist
7 1 (1.56%) Team Leader
7 1 (1.56%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (21.88%) OpenCL
1 14 (21.88%) OpenGL ES
1 14 (21.88%) Vulkan
2 3 (4.69%) Natural Language Processing
2 3 (4.69%) TensorFlow
3 2 (3.13%) PyTorch
3 2 (3.13%) scikit-learn
4 1 (1.56%) Kafka
4 1 (1.56%) Keras
4 1 (1.56%) MXNet
4 1 (1.56%) NumPy
4 1 (1.56%) Pandas
4 1 (1.56%) SciPy
4 1 (1.56%) Theano
4 1 (1.56%) WS-I
Miscellaneous
1 30 (46.88%) Algorithms
2 8 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (9.38%) Self-Motivation
4 5 (7.81%) User Experience
5 4 (6.25%) Acoustics
5 4 (6.25%) ASIC
5 4 (6.25%) Fibre Optics
6 2 (3.13%) Cyber Defence
7 1 (1.56%) Blog
7 1 (1.56%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
7 1 (1.56%) Greenfield Project
7 1 (1.56%) Verilog
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.56%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (34.38%) Data Science
2 17 (26.56%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (26.56%) Analytics
2 17 (26.56%) Computer Science
2 17 (26.56%) Line Management
2 17 (26.56%) Mathematics
3 15 (23.44%) Performance Analysis
4 14 (21.88%) Data Analysis
4 14 (21.88%) Machine Learning
5 13 (20.31%) Innovative Thinking
5 13 (20.31%) SDLC
5 13 (20.31%) Software Architecture
5 13 (20.31%) Threat Modelling
5 13 (20.31%) TOGAF
6 6 (9.38%) Code Optimisation
6 6 (9.38%) Problem-Solving
7 5 (7.81%) Multithreading
7 5 (7.81%) Physics
7 5 (7.81%) Visualisation
8 4 (6.25%) Signal Processing
Programming Languages
1 16 (25.00%) C++
2 13 (20.31%) Python
3 11 (17.19%) Assembly Language
3 11 (17.19%) C
4 3 (4.69%) MATLAB
4 3 (4.69%) R
5 2 (3.13%) Java
5 2 (3.13%) SQL
6 1 (1.56%) Scala
Qualifications
1 6 (9.38%) Degree
2 2 (3.13%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.13%) Data Quality
System Software
1 5 (7.81%) Firmware
2 1 (1.56%) Apache Flume
Vendors
1 1 (1.56%) Facebook
1 1 (1.56%) Hortonworks
1 1 (1.56%) Keysight
1 1 (1.56%) Mentor Graphics
1 1 (1.56%) YouTube