Period
to 12 November 2019

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 12 November 2019 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
12 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 203 118 61
Rank change year-on-year -85 -57 +167
Permanent jobs citing PhD 61 260 559
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the East of England 0.91% 2.54% 4.70%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.26% 8.77% 15.17%
Number of salaries quoted 24 193 429
East of England median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £34,000 £26,050 £28,750
90th Percentile £92,250 £76,250 £81,250
England median annual salary £65,000 £64,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year +0.78% +17.27% +10.00%

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 1,869 2,965 3,684
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the East of England 27.74% 29.01% 30.98%
Number of salaries quoted 1,316 2,062 2,897
East of England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £73,000 £72,500 £65,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +3.26%

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 12 November 2019.

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 12 November 2019. 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 -46 47 £45,000 -21.74% 35
Hertfordshire -4 7 - - 2
Essex +15 4 £45,000 +32.35% 1
Bedfordshire +2 2 £95,000 - 1
Suffolk -10 1 - -
PhD
England

For the 6 months to 12 November 2019, 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 43 (70.49%) Python
2 31 (50.82%) Mathematics
3 30 (49.18%) Machine Learning
4 28 (45.90%) Data Science
5 27 (44.26%) Degree
6 25 (40.98%) C++
7 23 (37.70%) Algorithms
8 18 (29.51%) Computer Science
8 18 (29.51%) Linux
9 16 (26.23%) Data Analysis
9 16 (26.23%) Physics
10 14 (22.95%) Artificial Intelligence
10 14 (22.95%) Agile Software Development
10 14 (22.95%) Problem-Solving
11 13 (21.31%) TensorFlow
11 13 (21.31%) C
11 13 (21.31%) R
12 12 (19.67%) Biology
12 12 (19.67%) Java
12 12 (19.67%) Bioinformatics
13 11 (18.03%) Software Architecture
14 10 (16.39%) Analytics
14 10 (16.39%) Deep Learning
14 10 (16.39%) PyTorch
15 9 (14.75%) Knowledge Representation
15 9 (14.75%) Analytical Skills
15 9 (14.75%) Computational Biology
15 9 (14.75%) Relational Database
15 9 (14.75%) Data Quality
15 9 (14.75%) Life Science

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:

Applications
1 1 (1.64%) Stata
Cloud Services
1 6 (9.84%) Azure
1 6 (9.84%) PaaS
2 2 (3.28%) Amazon SageMaker
3 1 (1.64%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (1.64%) Dialogflow
3 1 (1.64%) GCP
Communications & Networking
1 3 (4.92%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (14.75%) Relational Database
2 8 (13.11%) ObjectStore
3 1 (1.64%) Electronic Patient Records
3 1 (1.64%) MySQL
3 1 (1.64%) NoSQL
3 1 (1.64%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 4 (6.56%) Git (software)
2 2 (3.28%) JIRA
General
1 9 (14.75%) Pharmaceutical
2 8 (13.11%) Manufacturing
2 8 (13.11%) Publishing
3 7 (11.48%) Automotive
4 3 (4.92%) Finance
4 3 (4.92%) Retail
5 2 (3.28%) Marketing
6 1 (1.64%) Aerospace
6 1 (1.64%) Games
6 1 (1.64%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 18 (29.51%) Data Scientist
2 14 (22.95%) Architect
3 8 (13.11%) Data Architect
3 8 (13.11%) Information Architect
3 8 (13.11%) Information Scientist
4 6 (9.84%) Software Architect
5 5 (8.20%) Biologist
5 5 (8.20%) Computational Biologist
5 5 (8.20%) Mathematician
6 4 (6.56%) Computer Engineer
6 4 (6.56%) Computer Vision Engineer
7 3 (4.92%) Graduate
7 3 (4.92%) Senior Data Scientist
7 3 (4.92%) Software Engineer
8 2 (3.28%) Developer
8 2 (3.28%) Head of Data Science
8 2 (3.28%) Machine Learning Scientist
8 2 (3.28%) Platform Engineer
9 1 (1.64%) Graduate Java Engineer
9 1 (1.64%) Graduate Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (21.31%) TensorFlow
2 10 (16.39%) PyTorch
3 5 (8.20%) MXNet
4 4 (6.56%) Natural Language Processing
5 3 (4.92%) Caffe
5 3 (4.92%) Keras
5 3 (4.92%) Pandas
5 3 (4.92%) scikit-learn
6 2 (3.28%) NumPy
6 2 (3.28%) SpaCy
7 1 (1.64%) Node.js
7 1 (1.64%) OpenNLP
7 1 (1.64%) React
7 1 (1.64%) SciPy
7 1 (1.64%) Web Services
7 1 (1.64%) WS-I
Miscellaneous
1 23 (37.70%) Algorithms
2 9 (14.75%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (14.75%) Life Science
3 8 (13.11%) Management Information System
4 5 (8.20%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
5 4 (6.56%) Blog
5 4 (6.56%) Embedded Systems
5 4 (6.56%) Robotics
6 3 (4.92%) Greenfield Project
7 2 (3.28%) Virtual Team
8 1 (1.64%) Analytical Mindset
8 1 (1.64%) Mobile App
8 1 (1.64%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 18 (29.51%) Linux
2 6 (9.84%) Unix
3 1 (1.64%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (50.82%) Mathematics
2 30 (49.18%) Machine Learning
3 28 (45.90%) Data Science
4 18 (29.51%) Computer Science
5 16 (26.23%) Data Analysis
5 16 (26.23%) Physics
6 14 (22.95%) Agile Software Development
6 14 (22.95%) Artificial Intelligence
6 14 (22.95%) Problem-Solving
7 12 (19.67%) Bioinformatics
7 12 (19.67%) Biology
8 11 (18.03%) Software Architecture
9 10 (16.39%) Analytics
9 10 (16.39%) Deep Learning
10 9 (14.75%) Computational Biology
10 9 (14.75%) Knowledge Representation
10 9 (14.75%) Ontologies
10 9 (14.75%) OO
11 8 (13.11%) Digital Transformation Programme
11 8 (13.11%) UML
Programming Languages
1 43 (70.49%) Python
2 25 (40.98%) C++
3 13 (21.31%) C
3 13 (21.31%) R
4 12 (19.67%) Java
5 8 (13.11%) SQL
6 6 (9.84%) Perl
7 3 (4.92%) MATLAB
8 2 (3.28%) Scala
9 1 (1.64%) C#
9 1 (1.64%) JavaScript
9 1 (1.64%) Julia
9 1 (1.64%) SPARQL
9 1 (1.64%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 27 (44.26%) Degree
2 6 (9.84%) Numerate Degree
3 3 (4.92%) Security Cleared
4 2 (3.28%) DV Cleared
4 2 (3.28%) Master's Degree
5 1 (1.64%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (14.75%) Data Quality
2 1 (1.64%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.64%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (1.64%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 2 (3.28%) Sage
2 1 (1.64%) Facebook
2 1 (1.64%) YouTube