Period
to 20 July 2018

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 20 July 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

PhD
England > East of England
6 months to
20 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 111 124 262
Rank change year-on-year +13 +138 +39
Permanent jobs citing PhD 328 327 122
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the East of England 2.71% 2.63% 0.86%
As % of the Qualifications category 9.78% 8.90% 2.93%
Number of salaries quoted 240 295 152
East of England median annual salary £37,500 £37,500 £38,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - -1.32% -5.00%
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £76,250 £80,250 £67,500
England median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.55% +10.00% +11.11%

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 3,353 3,676 4,166
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the East of England 27.68% 29.58% 29.35%
Number of salaries quoted 2,420 2,786 3,319
East of England median annual salary £45,000 £43,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.65% +1.18% -
10th Percentile £25,500 £26,250 £25,000
90th Percentile £70,000 £65,000 £65,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £46,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +8.70% -3.16% +5.56%

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 20 July 2018.

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 20 July 2018. 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 +7 233 £52,500 -12.50% 56
Hertfordshire -6 72 £32,500 - 4
Essex +41 14 £67,500 +89.53% 3
Suffolk - 6 - -
Norfolk +10 2 £42,500 -29.17%
Bedfordshire +17 1 - - 3
PhD
England

For the 6 months to 20 July 2018, 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.

1 190 (57.93%) Python
2 186 (56.71%) Machine Learning
3 174 (53.05%) Mathematics
4 158 (48.17%) C++
5 156 (47.56%) Physics
6 140 (42.68%) Java
7 131 (39.94%) Artificial Intelligence
8 120 (36.59%) Algorithms
9 114 (34.76%) Computer Science
10 113 (34.45%) C
11 107 (32.62%) Software Engineering
12 94 (28.66%) Degree
13 74 (22.56%) Data Science
14 72 (21.95%) C#
15 70 (21.34%) Natural Language Processing
16 60 (18.29%) Deep Learning
17 53 (16.16%) Bayesian Methods
18 52 (15.85%) Distributed Algorithms
18 52 (15.85%) Multithreading
19 50 (15.24%) MATLAB
20 47 (14.33%) Linux
21 44 (13.41%) Computational Linguistics
22 42 (12.80%) Biology
23 40 (12.20%) TensorFlow
24 38 (11.59%) Big Data
25 37 (11.28%) Reinforcement Learning
26 35 (10.67%) Games
27 34 (10.37%) Analytical Skills
28 33 (10.06%) R
28 33 (10.06%) Probabilistic Modelling

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 16 (4.88%) Apache Spark
2 8 (2.44%) Apache
3 3 (0.91%) SAS
4 1 (0.30%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 15 (4.57%) SPSS
2 4 (1.22%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (0.91%) Stata
3 3 (0.91%) Zemax
4 2 (0.61%) Weka
Cloud Services
1 13 (3.96%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (2.74%) Cloud Computing
3 7 (2.13%) Google Cloud Platform
3 7 (2.13%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 8 (2.44%) SMS
2 7 (2.13%) Ethernet
2 7 (2.13%) TCP/IP
3 6 (1.83%) Wireless
4 4 (1.22%) 3GPP
4 4 (1.22%) LTE
4 4 (1.22%) UMTS
4 4 (1.22%) WCDMA
5 1 (0.30%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (11.59%) Big Data
2 14 (4.27%) Blockchain
3 10 (3.05%) Hadoop
4 8 (2.44%) NoSQL
5 6 (1.83%) Data Mining
5 6 (1.83%) Relational Database
6 4 (1.22%) Power BI
7 3 (0.91%) MongoDB
7 3 (0.91%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 1 (0.30%) Apache Cassandra
8 1 (0.30%) HBase
8 1 (0.30%) KNIME
8 1 (0.30%) QlikView
8 1 (0.30%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 27 (8.23%) LabVIEW
2 4 (1.22%) Git (software)
General
1 35 (10.67%) Games
2 24 (7.32%) Telecoms
3 15 (4.57%) Manufacturing
4 9 (2.74%) Electronics
4 9 (2.74%) Finance
5 5 (1.52%) Pharmaceutical
6 2 (0.61%) Aerospace
6 2 (0.61%) Law
7 1 (0.30%) Banking
7 1 (0.30%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 93 (28.35%) Graduate
2 76 (23.17%) Software Engineer
3 67 (20.43%) Developer
4 47 (14.33%) Graduate Software Engineer
5 37 (11.28%) Data Scientist
6 36 (10.98%) Developer/Software Engineer
6 36 (10.98%) Machine Learning Engineer
7 30 (9.15%) Research Engineer
8 28 (8.54%) C++ Software Engineer
8 28 (8.54%) Graduate Developer
9 27 (8.23%) C++ Developer
10 22 (6.71%) Analyst
11 21 (6.40%) Research Analyst
12 20 (6.10%) Python Engineer
13 19 (5.79%) Process Engineer
14 18 (5.49%) Software Developer
14 18 (5.49%) Test Engineer
15 15 (4.57%) SPSS Analyst
16 13 (3.96%) Web Engineer
17 12 (3.66%) C++ Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 70 (21.34%) Natural Language Processing
2 40 (12.20%) TensorFlow
3 20 (6.10%) .NET
4 19 (5.79%) STL
5 11 (3.35%) Web Services
6 9 (2.74%) scikit-learn
7 8 (2.44%) HTML
7 8 (2.44%) HTML5
7 8 (2.44%) jQuery
7 8 (2.44%) Node.js
8 6 (1.83%) Middleware
8 6 (1.83%) NumPy
9 5 (1.52%) ASP.NET
9 5 (1.52%) Keras
9 5 (1.52%) SciPy
10 4 (1.22%) Pandas
11 2 (0.61%) MLlib
12 1 (0.30%) OpenCL
12 1 (0.30%) OpenCV
12 1 (0.30%) Torch
Miscellaneous
1 120 (36.59%) Algorithms
2 114 (34.76%) Computer Science
3 34 (10.37%) Analytical Skills
4 25 (7.62%) Smart City
5 23 (7.01%) Optoelectronics
6 17 (5.18%) User Experience
7 11 (3.35%) Robotics
8 10 (3.05%) Self-Motivation
9 8 (2.44%) Device Driver
10 7 (2.13%) Acoustics
10 7 (2.13%) Java Card
11 5 (1.52%) CUDA
12 4 (1.22%) Augmented Reality
12 4 (1.22%) Grid Computing
12 4 (1.22%) iPad
12 4 (1.22%) iPhone
12 4 (1.22%) PlayStation
12 4 (1.22%) PMI
12 4 (1.22%) Replication
12 4 (1.22%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 47 (14.33%) Linux
2 13 (3.96%) Windows
3 5 (1.52%) Android
3 5 (1.52%) Robot Operating System
4 3 (0.91%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 186 (56.71%) Machine Learning
2 174 (53.05%) Mathematics
3 156 (47.56%) Physics
4 131 (39.94%) Artificial Intelligence
5 107 (32.62%) Software Engineering
6 74 (22.56%) Data Science
7 60 (18.29%) Deep Learning
8 53 (16.16%) Bayesian Methods
9 52 (15.85%) Distributed Algorithms
9 52 (15.85%) Multithreading
10 44 (13.41%) Computational Linguistics
11 42 (12.80%) Biology
12 37 (11.28%) Reinforcement Learning
13 33 (10.06%) Computational Biology
13 33 (10.06%) Probabilistic Modelling
14 32 (9.76%) Analytics
14 32 (9.76%) Signal Processing
15 29 (8.84%) Computer Vision
16 28 (8.54%) Decision-Making
17 25 (7.62%) Neural Network
Programming Languages
1 190 (57.93%) Python
2 158 (48.17%) C++
3 140 (42.68%) Java
4 113 (34.45%) C
5 72 (21.95%) C#
6 50 (15.24%) MATLAB
7 33 (10.06%) R
8 13 (3.96%) JavaScript
9 8 (2.44%) Julia
9 8 (2.44%) PHP
10 4 (1.22%) Perl
10 4 (1.22%) PL/SQL
10 4 (1.22%) SQL
10 4 (1.22%) T-SQL
11 3 (0.91%) Tcl
12 2 (0.61%) F#
12 2 (0.61%) Haskell
12 2 (0.61%) Scala
13 1 (0.30%) Assembly Language
13 1 (0.30%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 94 (28.66%) Degree
2 22 (6.71%) Computer Science Degree
3 14 (4.27%) Numerate Degree
4 11 (3.35%) Security Cleared
5 9 (2.74%) DV Cleared
6 7 (2.13%) Master's Degree
7 4 (1.22%) PMI Certification
8 2 (0.61%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (2.13%) GCP
2 4 (1.22%) QA
System Software
1 2 (0.61%) Firmware
2 1 (0.30%) Apache Flume
Vendors
1 7 (2.13%) Tableau
2 4 (1.22%) Talend
3 3 (0.91%) Cadence
3 3 (0.91%) Capita
3 3 (0.91%) Synopsys
4 1 (0.30%) Cloudera
4 1 (0.30%) Cognos
4 1 (0.30%) Google
4 1 (0.30%) Hortonworks
4 1 (0.30%) Huawei