Period
to 21 October 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 21 October 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD, DPhil)
England > East of England
6 months to
21 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 127 75 232
Rank change year-on-year -52 +157 +39
Permanent jobs citing PhD 266 472 146
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the East of England 2.53% 4.08% 1.11%
As % of the Qualifications category 8.77% 13.31% 3.89%
Number of salaries quoted 196 380 178
East of England median annual salary £40,500 £39,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.85% -2.50% -6.98%
10th Percentile £26,250 £28,750 £26,250
90th Percentile £76,250 £81,375 £77,500
England median annual salary £62,500 £55,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +13.64% +10.00% +5.26%

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 3,033 3,546 3,756
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the East of England 28.86% 30.67% 28.49%
Number of salaries quoted 2,140 2,807 2,969
East of England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.65% -
10th Percentile £25,000 £26,250 £23,500
90th Percentile £73,750 £65,000 £65,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% +2.15% +3.33%

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 21 October 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 21 October 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 -25 168 £57,500 +27.78% 50
Hertfordshire +14 71 £35,000 +7.69% 8
Suffolk +23 18 - -
Essex +18 7 £34,000 -4.53% 3
Norfolk +10 1 £45,000 +12.50% 1
Bedfordshire +5 1 - - 5
PhD
England

For the 6 months to 21 October 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.

1 139 (52.26%) Physics
2 134 (50.38%) Mathematics
3 127 (47.74%) Machine Learning
4 123 (46.24%) Python
5 118 (44.36%) C++
6 98 (36.84%) Java
6 98 (36.84%) Algorithms
7 97 (36.47%) Artificial Intelligence
8 89 (33.46%) Software Engineering
9 84 (31.58%) Computer Science
10 83 (31.20%) C
11 69 (25.94%) Degree
12 65 (24.44%) C#
13 58 (21.80%) Deep Learning
14 57 (21.43%) Natural Language Processing
15 48 (18.05%) Bayesian Methods
15 48 (18.05%) Telecoms
15 48 (18.05%) Reinforcement Learning
16 46 (17.29%) Multithreading
17 45 (16.92%) Data Science
18 44 (16.54%) MPhil
18 44 (16.54%) Distributed Algorithms
19 43 (16.17%) TensorFlow
20 40 (15.04%) Biology
20 40 (15.04%) Computational Linguistics
20 40 (15.04%) Computational Biology
21 39 (14.66%) Probabilistic Modelling
22 36 (13.53%) Signal Processing
23 35 (13.16%) Data Analysis
23 35 (13.16%) Games

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 11 (4.14%) Apache Spark
2 3 (1.13%) Apache
Applications
1 4 (1.50%) SPSS
2 1 (0.38%) SOLIDWORKS
Cloud Services
1 20 (7.52%) Cloud Computing
2 18 (6.77%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (1.13%) Google Cloud Platform
3 3 (1.13%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 9 (3.38%) TCP/IP
2 7 (2.63%) Ethernet
3 4 (1.50%) SMS
4 1 (0.38%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (7.89%) Big Data
2 10 (3.76%) Blockchain
3 7 (2.63%) Hadoop
4 4 (1.50%) NoSQL
5 2 (0.75%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.38%) Apache Cassandra
6 1 (0.38%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.38%) HBase
6 1 (0.38%) MongoDB
6 1 (0.38%) MySQL
6 1 (0.38%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 27 (10.15%) LabVIEW
2 9 (3.38%) Git (software)
General
1 48 (18.05%) Telecoms
2 35 (13.16%) Games
3 25 (9.40%) Manufacturing
4 12 (4.51%) Publishing
5 7 (2.63%) Finance
6 6 (2.26%) Automotive
7 5 (1.88%) Retail
8 4 (1.50%) Electronics
8 4 (1.50%) Pharmaceutical
9 2 (0.75%) Marketing
10 1 (0.38%) Banking
10 1 (0.38%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.38%) Law
Job Titles
1 69 (25.94%) Developer
2 65 (24.44%) Graduate
2 65 (24.44%) Software Engineer
3 47 (17.67%) Developer/Software Engineer
4 39 (14.66%) Graduate Software Engineer
5 37 (13.91%) Process Engineer
6 31 (11.65%) Graduate Developer
6 31 (11.65%) Machine Learning Engineer
7 25 (9.40%) Software Developer
8 21 (7.89%) Research Engineer
9 18 (6.77%) C++ Developer
10 17 (6.39%) Test Engineer
11 16 (6.02%) Mobile Engineer
12 15 (5.64%) C++ Software Engineer
12 15 (5.64%) Data Scientist
12 15 (5.64%) Python Engineer
13 11 (4.14%) Development Engineer
13 11 (4.14%) Mathematical Developer
13 11 (4.14%) Test Development Engineer
14 10 (3.76%) Machine Learning Researcher
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 57 (21.43%) Natural Language Processing
2 43 (16.17%) TensorFlow
3 17 (6.39%) Web Services
4 8 (3.01%) OpenCL
4 8 (3.01%) Vulkan
5 7 (2.63%) Keras
5 7 (2.63%) OpenGL ES
6 6 (2.26%) .NET
7 5 (1.88%) Middleware
7 5 (1.88%) NumPy
7 5 (1.88%) Pandas
7 5 (1.88%) scikit-learn
7 5 (1.88%) SciPy
7 5 (1.88%) STL
8 4 (1.50%) HTML
8 4 (1.50%) HTML5
9 2 (0.75%) ASP.NET
9 2 (0.75%) Caffe
9 2 (0.75%) jQuery
9 2 (0.75%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 98 (36.84%) Algorithms
2 84 (31.58%) Computer Science
3 26 (9.77%) Analytical Skills
3 26 (9.77%) Smart City
4 25 (9.40%) Robotics
5 23 (8.65%) Optoelectronics
6 17 (6.39%) Acoustics
7 11 (4.14%) Mobile App
8 10 (3.76%) Java Card
8 10 (3.76%) User Experience
9 9 (3.38%) Grid Computing
10 7 (2.63%) 3D Graphics
10 7 (2.63%) Device Driver
11 6 (2.26%) Mobile Payment
12 5 (1.88%) Cyberthreat
12 5 (1.88%) Replication
12 5 (1.88%) Social Media
13 4 (1.50%) PMI
14 3 (1.13%) Life Science
15 2 (0.75%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 30 (11.28%) Linux
2 5 (1.88%) Robot Operating System
3 3 (1.13%) Windows
4 1 (0.38%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 139 (52.26%) Physics
2 134 (50.38%) Mathematics
3 127 (47.74%) Machine Learning
4 97 (36.47%) Artificial Intelligence
5 89 (33.46%) Software Engineering
6 58 (21.80%) Deep Learning
7 48 (18.05%) Bayesian Methods
7 48 (18.05%) Reinforcement Learning
8 46 (17.29%) Multithreading
9 45 (16.92%) Data Science
10 44 (16.54%) Distributed Algorithms
11 40 (15.04%) Biology
11 40 (15.04%) Computational Biology
11 40 (15.04%) Computational Linguistics
12 39 (14.66%) Probabilistic Modelling
13 36 (13.53%) Signal Processing
14 35 (13.16%) Data Analysis
15 32 (12.03%) Agile Software Development
16 29 (10.90%) Analytics
17 26 (9.77%) Decision-Making
Programming Languages
1 123 (46.24%) Python
2 118 (44.36%) C++
3 98 (36.84%) Java
4 83 (31.20%) C
5 65 (24.44%) C#
6 33 (12.41%) MATLAB
7 17 (6.39%) SQL
8 15 (5.64%) PL/SQL
8 15 (5.64%) T-SQL
9 6 (2.26%) JavaScript
10 3 (1.13%) R
11 2 (0.75%) Perl
11 2 (0.75%) PHP
12 1 (0.38%) Embedded C
12 1 (0.38%) Scala
Qualifications
1 69 (25.94%) Degree
2 44 (16.54%) MPhil
3 9 (3.38%) Computer Science Degree
4 7 (2.63%) Numerate Degree
5 4 (1.50%) Master's Degree
5 4 (1.50%) PMI Certification
6 2 (0.75%) Security Cleared
7 1 (0.38%) DV Cleared
7 1 (0.38%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (0.75%) QA
System Software
1 2 (0.75%) Firmware
2 1 (0.38%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 5 (1.88%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 15 (5.64%) Talend
2 2 (0.75%) Google
2 2 (0.75%) Huawei
2 2 (0.75%) Oracle
3 1 (0.38%) Apple
3 1 (0.38%) Hortonworks
3 1 (0.38%) Microsoft
3 1 (0.38%) Tableau