Period
to 24 June 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 24 June 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
24 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 156 81 79
Rank change year-on-year -75 -2 +181
Permanent jobs citing PhD 118 441 448
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the East of England 1.56% 3.59% 3.66%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.43% 12.78% 12.10%
Number of salaries quoted 76 292 350
East of England median annual salary £62,500 £35,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +78.57% -6.67% -2.60%
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £90,000 £76,250 £77,500
England median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year +9.09% +4.76% -

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 2,175 3,451 3,704
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the East of England 28.79% 28.13% 30.27%
Number of salaries quoted 1,596 2,557 2,795
East of England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +2.27% +3.53%
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,150 £26,250
90th Percentile £75,000 £68,750 £65,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +11.11% -5.26%

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 24 June 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 24 June 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 -41 89 £62,500 +56.25% 35
Hertfordshire -1 25 £30,000 -7.69% 6
Essex +18 2 £45,000 -47.06%
Suffolk +25 1 - - 2
Bedfordshire +4 1 £90,000 -
PhD
England

For the 6 months to 24 June 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 97 (82.20%) Python
2 96 (81.36%) Mathematics
3 79 (66.95%) Machine Learning
4 71 (60.17%) Algorithms
5 60 (50.85%) Degree
5 60 (50.85%) MATLAB
6 59 (50.00%) C++
7 58 (49.15%) Data Science
8 56 (47.46%) R
9 55 (46.61%) Java
10 53 (44.92%) Software Engineering
11 51 (43.22%) C#
12 40 (33.90%) Data Analysis
13 33 (27.97%) Predictive Modelling
13 33 (27.97%) Bash Shell
14 32 (27.12%) Finance
15 31 (26.27%) React
16 30 (25.42%) Fintech
16 30 (25.42%) High-Frequency Trading
16 30 (25.42%) GitHub
16 30 (25.42%) AngularJS
16 30 (25.42%) Market Making
16 30 (25.42%) Problem-Solving
16 30 (25.42%) Automated Trading
16 30 (25.42%) Summit
16 30 (25.42%) Ruby
16 30 (25.42%) PHP
16 30 (25.42%) J2EE
16 30 (25.42%) J2SE
16 30 (25.42%) Bourne shell

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 3 (2.54%) Apache Spark
1 3 (2.54%) nginx
1 3 (2.54%) OpenStack
Applications
1 2 (1.69%) CPLEX
Business Applications
1 30 (25.42%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 30 (25.42%) GitHub
2 6 (5.08%) Google Cloud Platform
3 4 (3.39%) Cloud Computing
3 4 (3.39%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (2.54%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (0.85%) AWS CloudFormation
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (10.17%) Big Data
2 3 (2.54%) MongoDB
3 2 (1.69%) BigQuery
3 2 (1.69%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (1.69%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.85%) MySQL
4 1 (0.85%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 1 (0.85%) Artifactory
1 1 (0.85%) Cobertura
1 1 (0.85%) Gradle
1 1 (0.85%) Jenkins
1 1 (0.85%) Snyk
1 1 (0.85%) SonarQube
General
1 32 (27.12%) Finance
2 19 (16.10%) Pharmaceutical
3 3 (2.54%) Electronics
4 2 (1.69%) French Language
4 2 (1.69%) Portuguese Language
4 2 (1.69%) Publishing
4 2 (1.69%) Retail
4 2 (1.69%) Social Science
4 2 (1.69%) Spanish Language
5 1 (0.85%) Games
5 1 (0.85%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 43 (36.44%) Data Scientist
2 37 (31.36%) Developer
3 19 (16.10%) Algorithmic Trading Developer
3 19 (16.10%) Machine Learning Developer
4 18 (15.25%) Graduate
5 14 (11.86%) Software Developer
6 12 (10.17%) Machine Learning Scientist
7 11 (9.32%) Graduate Developer
8 7 (5.93%) Analytics Manager
8 7 (5.93%) Data Analytics Manager
8 7 (5.93%) Mathematician
8 7 (5.93%) Project Manager
8 7 (5.93%) Software Engineer
8 7 (5.93%) Software Project Manager
9 5 (4.24%) Graduate Software Engineer
9 5 (4.24%) Python Developer
10 4 (3.39%) Java Engineer
10 4 (3.39%) Java Software Engineer
10 4 (3.39%) Senior Data Scientist
11 3 (2.54%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (26.27%) React
2 30 (25.42%) AngularJS
2 30 (25.42%) J2EE
2 30 (25.42%) J2SE
2 30 (25.42%) Ruby on Rails
3 5 (4.24%) Natural Language Processing
4 4 (3.39%) .NET
5 3 (2.54%) D3.js
5 3 (2.54%) Django
5 3 (2.54%) Flask
5 3 (2.54%) jQuery
5 3 (2.54%) NumPy
5 3 (2.54%) Pandas
5 3 (2.54%) SciPy
6 2 (1.69%) CSS
6 2 (1.69%) CSS3
6 2 (1.69%) HTML
6 2 (1.69%) HTML5
6 2 (1.69%) TensorFlow
7 1 (0.85%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 71 (60.17%) Algorithms
2 23 (19.49%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (7.63%) Self-Motivation
4 7 (5.93%) PMI
5 6 (5.08%) Life Science
6 4 (3.39%) Greenfield Project
7 3 (2.54%) Arduino
8 1 (0.85%) Analytical Mindset
8 1 (0.85%) Augmented Reality
8 1 (0.85%) Mobile App
8 1 (0.85%) PKI
8 1 (0.85%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 16 (13.56%) Linux
2 11 (9.32%) Unix
3 1 (0.85%) Kali Linux
3 1 (0.85%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 96 (81.36%) Mathematics
2 79 (66.95%) Machine Learning
3 58 (49.15%) Data Science
4 53 (44.92%) Software Engineering
5 40 (33.90%) Data Analysis
6 33 (27.97%) Predictive Modelling
7 30 (25.42%) Algorithmic Trading
7 30 (25.42%) Automated Trading
7 30 (25.42%) Fintech
7 30 (25.42%) High-Frequency Trading
7 30 (25.42%) Market Making
7 30 (25.42%) Problem-Solving
8 28 (23.73%) Computer Science
9 27 (22.88%) Analytics
10 23 (19.49%) Statistics
11 20 (16.95%) Artificial Intelligence
12 18 (15.25%) Biology
12 18 (15.25%) Deep Learning
12 18 (15.25%) Physics
13 16 (13.56%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 97 (82.20%) Python
2 60 (50.85%) MATLAB
3 59 (50.00%) C++
4 56 (47.46%) R
5 55 (46.61%) Java
6 51 (43.22%) C#
7 33 (27.97%) Bash Shell
8 30 (25.42%) Bourne shell
8 30 (25.42%) Korn
8 30 (25.42%) PHP
8 30 (25.42%) Ruby
9 19 (16.10%) C
10 13 (11.02%) Perl
10 13 (11.02%) SQL
11 7 (5.93%) JavaScript
12 3 (2.54%) AWK
12 3 (2.54%) Scala
12 3 (2.54%) sed
12 3 (2.54%) Shell Script
12 3 (2.54%) tcsh
Qualifications
1 60 (50.85%) Degree
2 7 (5.93%) Numerate Degree
2 7 (5.93%) PMI Certification
3 6 (5.08%) Master's Degree
4 2 (1.69%) DV Cleared
4 2 (1.69%) MPhil
4 2 (1.69%) Postgraduate
4 2 (1.69%) Security Cleared
5 1 (0.85%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.54%) QA
System Software
1 1 (0.85%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (1.69%) Kubernetes
2 1 (0.85%) Mesos
2 1 (0.85%) Nessus
2 1 (0.85%) Nmap
2 1 (0.85%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.85%) Puppet
2 1 (0.85%) Rancher
2 1 (0.85%) Sysdig
Vendors
1 5 (4.24%) Google
2 2 (1.69%) IBM
3 1 (0.85%) Oracle
3 1 (0.85%) Qualys
3 1 (0.85%) Tableau