Period
to 30 July 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 30 July 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
30 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 99 126 200
Rank change year-on-year +27 +74 -112
Permanent jobs citing PhD 125 52 83
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the East of England 2.63% 1.68% 1.13%
As % of the Qualifications category 9.57% 6.22% 4.00%
Number of salaries quoted 22 18 57
10th Percentile £32,500 £41,250 £27,500
25th Percentile £35,000 £43,125 £38,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £40,000 £57,500 £62,500
Median % change year-on-year -30.43% -8.00% +66.67%
75th Percentile £50,438 £69,313 £90,000
90th Percentile £63,200 £82,500 "
England median annual salary £65,000 £65,250 £62,500
% change year-on-year -0.38% +4.40% +8.70%

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 1,306 836 2,076
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the East of England 27.48% 27.05% 28.24%
Number of salaries quoted 577 593 1,546
10th Percentile £28,500 £27,500 £25,750
25th Percentile £36,000 £35,428 £33,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £49,500 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year +1.01% +10.00% -
75th Percentile £65,000 £62,500 £62,500
90th Percentile £75,000 £75,000 £75,000
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -

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 30 July 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 30 July 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 +4 102 £40,000 -33.33% 28
Hertfordshire -12 16 - - 4
Essex +6 4 £59,500 - 1
Suffolk - 2 - -
PhD
England

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 57 (45.60%) Degree
2 56 (44.80%) Python
3 50 (40.00%) Computer Science
4 41 (32.80%) Machine Learning
5 39 (31.20%) Data Science
5 39 (31.20%) Life Science
6 38 (30.40%) SQL
7 36 (28.80%) Social Skills
8 35 (28.00%) Mathematics
9 34 (27.20%) Analytical Skills
10 31 (24.80%) Statistics
11 30 (24.00%) Law
12 29 (23.20%) Artificial Intelligence
13 27 (21.60%) Economics
13 27 (21.60%) Computer Vision
14 26 (20.80%) Natural Language Processing
14 26 (20.80%) Pharmaceutical
15 23 (18.40%) Marketing
15 23 (18.40%) Biology
16 22 (17.60%) Bioinformatics
16 22 (17.60%) Algorithms
17 21 (16.80%) Analytics
17 21 (16.80%) Deep Learning
17 21 (16.80%) Decision-Making
17 21 (16.80%) Physics
17 21 (16.80%) Data Analysis
18 20 (16.00%) R
18 20 (16.00%) Problem-Solving
18 20 (16.00%) Inclusion and Diversity
19 19 (15.20%) Collaborative Working

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 9 (7.20%) Apache Spark
2 6 (4.80%) SAS
3 1 (0.80%) Elasticsearch
Cloud Services
1 15 (12.00%) AWS
2 12 (9.60%) Serverless
3 4 (3.20%) Cloud Computing
3 4 (3.20%) Cloud Functions
3 4 (3.20%) Firebase
3 4 (3.20%) GCP
4 3 (2.40%) Amazon EC2
4 3 (2.40%) Amazon S3
4 3 (2.40%) AWS Lambda
5 2 (1.60%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 4 (3.20%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (9.60%) Electronic Patient Records
1 12 (9.60%) Hadoop
2 11 (8.80%) Data Warehouse
2 11 (8.80%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
3 9 (7.20%) Data Mining
4 5 (4.00%) PostgreSQL
4 5 (4.00%) Relational Database
5 4 (3.20%) BigQuery
6 3 (2.40%) MySQL
6 3 (2.40%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 4 (3.20%) Bitbucket
1 4 (3.20%) JIRA
2 3 (2.40%) Git (software)
2 3 (2.40%) Jenkins
2 3 (2.40%) Subversion
General
1 36 (28.80%) Social Skills
2 34 (27.20%) Analytical Skills
3 30 (24.00%) Law
4 26 (20.80%) Pharmaceutical
5 23 (18.40%) Marketing
6 20 (16.00%) Inclusion and Diversity
7 10 (8.00%) Games
7 10 (8.00%) Manufacturing
8 5 (4.00%) Finance
8 5 (4.00%) Legal
9 3 (2.40%) French Language
9 3 (2.40%) Presentation Skills
10 2 (1.60%) Influencing Skills
11 1 (0.80%) Aerospace
11 1 (0.80%) Organisational Skills
11 1 (0.80%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 16 (12.80%) Graduate
2 12 (9.60%) Data Scientist
2 12 (9.60%) Machine Learning Engineer
3 9 (7.20%) Research Engineer
4 8 (6.40%) Biologist
4 8 (6.40%) Computational Biologist
4 8 (6.40%) Developer
5 7 (5.60%) Computer Engineer
5 7 (5.60%) Computer Vision Engineer
5 7 (5.60%) Data Science Director
6 6 (4.80%) Research Scientist
6 6 (4.80%) Software Engineer
7 5 (4.00%) Data Science Leader
8 4 (3.20%) Analyst
8 4 (3.20%) Android Engineer
8 4 (3.20%) Graduate Analyst
8 4 (3.20%) Optical Engineer
8 4 (3.20%) Senior Developer
9 3 (2.40%) C++ Software Engineer
9 3 (2.40%) Diagnostic Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (5.60%) PyTorch
1 7 (5.60%) TensorFlow
2 6 (4.80%) scikit-learn
3 4 (3.20%) Android Jetpack
3 4 (3.20%) Android SDK
3 4 (3.20%) J2EE
3 4 (3.20%) REST
3 4 (3.20%) SOAP
4 3 (2.40%) HTML
5 2 (1.60%) .NET
5 2 (1.60%) NumPy
5 2 (1.60%) SciPy
6 1 (0.80%) AngularJS
6 1 (0.80%) Node.js
6 1 (0.80%) React
Miscellaneous
1 39 (31.20%) Life Science
2 22 (17.60%) Algorithms
3 13 (10.40%) Biotechnology
4 11 (8.80%) Management Information System
5 7 (5.60%) Cloud Native
6 5 (4.00%) User Experience
7 4 (3.20%) Client/Server
7 4 (3.20%) Enterprise Software
7 4 (3.20%) Robotics
7 4 (3.20%) Social Media
7 4 (3.20%) Virtual Team
8 2 (1.60%) Data Structures
8 2 (1.60%) Pharmacovigilance
9 1 (0.80%) Analytical Mindset
9 1 (0.80%) Cybercrime
9 1 (0.80%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 9 (7.20%) Linux
2 4 (3.20%) Android
3 1 (0.80%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (40.00%) Computer Science
2 41 (32.80%) Machine Learning
3 39 (31.20%) Data Science
4 35 (28.00%) Mathematics
5 31 (24.80%) Statistics
6 29 (23.20%) Artificial Intelligence
7 27 (21.60%) Computer Vision
7 27 (21.60%) Economics
8 26 (20.80%) Natural Language Processing
9 23 (18.40%) Biology
10 22 (17.60%) Bioinformatics
11 21 (16.80%) Analytics
11 21 (16.80%) Data Analysis
11 21 (16.80%) Decision-Making
11 21 (16.80%) Deep Learning
11 21 (16.80%) Physics
12 20 (16.00%) Problem-Solving
13 19 (15.20%) Collaborative Working
13 19 (15.20%) Statistical Analysis
14 17 (13.60%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 56 (44.80%) Python
2 38 (30.40%) SQL
3 20 (16.00%) R
4 16 (12.80%) Java
5 14 (11.20%) C++
6 13 (10.40%) C
7 4 (3.20%) C#
7 4 (3.20%) Kotlin
8 3 (2.40%) MATLAB
9 2 (1.60%) Scala
10 1 (0.80%) Bash Shell
10 1 (0.80%) JavaScript
10 1 (0.80%) Julia
Qualifications
1 57 (45.60%) Degree
2 19 (15.20%) Master's Degree
3 8 (6.40%) Computer Science Degree
4 3 (2.40%) HND
4 3 (2.40%) MBA
5 1 (0.80%) SC Cleared
5 1 (0.80%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (8.00%) GxP
2 8 (6.40%) QA
3 4 (3.20%) GLP
4 3 (2.40%) IEC 62304
4 3 (2.40%) ISO 13485
System Software
1 6 (4.80%) Docker
2 1 (0.80%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 7 (5.60%) Kubernetes
2 4 (3.20%) FlexNet
3 3 (2.40%) Ansible
3 3 (2.40%) Kubeflow
3 3 (2.40%) Terraform
Vendors
1 7 (5.60%) Facebook
1 7 (5.60%) Instagram
2 5 (4.00%) ANSYS
2 5 (4.00%) Bloomberg
3 4 (3.20%) Dataiku
4 3 (2.40%) Oracle
4 3 (2.40%) SAP