Period
to 18 November 2017

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 18 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

PhD
England > East of England
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 96 232 268
Rank change year-on-year +136 +36 +52
Permanent jobs citing PhD 385 142 126
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the East of England 3.22% 1.07% 0.82%
As % of the Qualifications category 10.65% 3.77% 2.63%
Number of salaries quoted 332 161 132
East of England median annual salary £45,000 £36,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +25.00% -20.00% +28.57%
10th Percentile £29,075 £26,250 £26,750
90th Percentile £83,750 £77,500 £67,125
England median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +10.00% - +7.53%

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 3615 3764 4789
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the East of England 30.27% 28.43% 31.11%
Number of salaries quoted 2843 2970 3901
East of England median annual salary £45,000 £43,700 £43,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.97% +1.63% +1.18%
10th Percentile £26,250 £24,000 £25,000
90th Percentile £65,000 £65,000 £63,750
England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +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 18 November 2017.

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 18 November 2017. 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 +52 309 £60,000 +14.29% 31
Hertfordshire +48 54 £32,500 -7.14% 2
Essex - 10 £35,614 -
Norfolk +16 6 £40,000 +6.67%
Suffolk +14 3 - -
Bedfordshire +3 3 £35,000 -2.78% 2
PhD
England

For the 6 months to 18 November 2017, IT jobs citing PhD also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the East of England region with a requirement for PhD.

1 193 (50.13%) Python
2 190 (49.35%) Machine Learning
3 189 (49.09%) Mathematics
4 187 (48.57%) Algorithms
5 179 (46.49%) C++
6 158 (41.04%) Physics
7 148 (38.44%) Computer Science
8 126 (32.73%) Java
9 122 (31.69%) Degree
10 115 (29.87%) Artificial Intelligence
11 113 (29.35%) Software Engineering
12 105 (27.27%) MATLAB
13 94 (24.42%) C
14 65 (16.88%) C#
15 55 (14.29%) Statistics
16 51 (13.25%) Telecoms
17 46 (11.95%) R
17 46 (11.95%) JavaScript
18 45 (11.69%) LabVIEW
19 44 (11.43%) Multithreading
20 43 (11.17%) Signal Processing
20 43 (11.17%) SQL
21 42 (10.91%) Deep Learning
22 41 (10.65%) Analytical Skills
23 40 (10.39%) Distributed Algorithms
24 39 (10.13%) Economics
24 39 (10.13%) Julia
25 38 (9.87%) Neural Network
25 38 (9.87%) Finance
26 37 (9.61%) Electronics

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 20 (5.19%) Apache Spark
2 8 (2.08%) SAS
3 1 (0.26%) Jupyter
Applications
1 6 (1.56%) SPSS
1 6 (1.56%) Stata
1 6 (1.56%) Zemax
2 4 (1.04%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.52%) SOLIDWORKS
4 1 (0.26%) GNU Octave
4 1 (0.26%) Mathematica
4 1 (0.26%) Weka
Cloud Services
1 8 (2.08%) SaaS
2 5 (1.30%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (1.04%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (1.04%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (0.52%) Azure Machine Learning
Communications & Networking
1 9 (2.34%) Ethernet
2 8 (2.08%) TCP/IP
3 5 (1.30%) Internet
4 2 (0.52%) 4G
4 2 (0.52%) 5G
4 2 (0.52%) LTE
4 2 (0.52%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (9.09%) Big Data
2 16 (4.16%) NoSQL
3 8 (2.08%) Hadoop
3 8 (2.08%) RDBMS
3 8 (2.08%) Relational Database
4 6 (1.56%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 4 (1.04%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 45 (11.69%) LabVIEW
2 11 (2.86%) Git (software)
3 8 (2.08%) JUnit
4 6 (1.56%) gulp
5 2 (0.52%) Visual Studio
6 1 (0.26%) Jenkins
General
1 51 (13.25%) Telecoms
2 38 (9.87%) Finance
3 37 (9.61%) Electronics
4 5 (1.30%) Marketing
5 3 (0.78%) Games
5 3 (0.78%) Manufacturing
6 2 (0.52%) Advertising
6 2 (0.52%) Pharmaceutical
6 2 (0.52%) Retail
7 1 (0.26%) Arabic Language
7 1 (0.26%) Automotive
7 1 (0.26%) Banking
7 1 (0.26%) French Language
7 1 (0.26%) Portuguese Language
7 1 (0.26%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 83 (21.56%) Software Engineer
2 82 (21.30%) Developer
3 49 (12.73%) Data Scientist
4 38 (9.87%) Graduate
5 37 (9.61%) Research Engineer
6 23 (5.97%) Security Engineer
6 23 (5.97%) Software Developer
7 22 (5.71%) Machine Learning Researcher
8 21 (5.45%) Machine Learning Engineer
8 21 (5.45%) Mobile Engineer
9 19 (4.94%) Machine Learning Scientist
9 19 (4.94%) MATLAB Engineer
9 19 (4.94%) Process Engineer
9 19 (4.94%) Web Engineer
10 18 (4.68%) C++ Developer
10 18 (4.68%) Developer/Software Engineer
11 16 (4.16%) C++ Software Engineer
11 16 (4.16%) Graduate Developer
11 16 (4.16%) Physicist
12 15 (3.90%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (6.75%) jQuery
1 26 (6.75%) TensorFlow
2 25 (6.49%) HTML
3 23 (5.97%) CSS
4 19 (4.94%) .NET
5 18 (4.68%) Natural Language Processing
5 18 (4.68%) Node.js
6 17 (4.42%) Backbone.js
6 17 (4.42%) D3.js
7 11 (2.86%) ASP.NET
8 8 (2.08%) HTML5
8 8 (2.08%) REST
9 7 (1.82%) JSON
10 6 (1.56%) AngularJS
10 6 (1.56%) CSS3
10 6 (1.56%) React
10 6 (1.56%) RESTful
10 6 (1.56%) Web Services
11 5 (1.30%) Keras
12 4 (1.04%) MLlib
Miscellaneous
1 187 (48.57%) Algorithms
2 148 (38.44%) Computer Science
3 41 (10.65%) Analytical Skills
4 37 (9.61%) Acoustics
5 36 (9.35%) Smart City
6 28 (7.27%) Java Card
7 21 (5.45%) User Experience
8 17 (4.42%) Optoelectronics
9 15 (3.90%) Augmented Reality
10 14 (3.64%) Mobile App
10 14 (3.64%) Mobile Payment
11 8 (2.08%) Renewable Energy
11 8 (2.08%) Smart Energy
12 6 (1.56%) CUDA
13 5 (1.30%) Embedded Systems
13 5 (1.30%) Internet of Things
13 5 (1.30%) Life Science
13 5 (1.30%) Smart Home
14 4 (1.04%) Robotics
15 3 (0.78%) MPEG
Operating Systems
1 30 (7.79%) Linux
2 13 (3.38%) Unix
3 9 (2.34%) Windows
4 4 (1.04%) Android
5 2 (0.52%) Windows 10
5 2 (0.52%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.26%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 190 (49.35%) Machine Learning
2 189 (49.09%) Mathematics
3 158 (41.04%) Physics
4 115 (29.87%) Artificial Intelligence
5 113 (29.35%) Software Engineering
6 55 (14.29%) Statistics
7 44 (11.43%) Multithreading
8 43 (11.17%) Signal Processing
9 42 (10.91%) Deep Learning
10 40 (10.39%) Distributed Algorithms
11 39 (10.13%) Economics
12 38 (9.87%) Neural Network
13 36 (9.35%) Smart City Simulations
14 32 (8.31%) Bayesian Methods
14 32 (8.31%) Data Analysis
15 30 (7.79%) Reinforcement Learning
16 29 (7.53%) Open Source
17 28 (7.27%) Information Security
17 28 (7.27%) Probabilistic Modelling
17 28 (7.27%) Security Architecture
Programming Languages
1 193 (50.13%) Python
2 179 (46.49%) C++
3 126 (32.73%) Java
4 105 (27.27%) MATLAB
5 94 (24.42%) C
6 65 (16.88%) C#
7 46 (11.95%) JavaScript
7 46 (11.95%) R
8 43 (11.17%) SQL
9 39 (10.13%) Julia
10 15 (3.90%) Scala
11 8 (2.08%) PHP
12 7 (1.82%) Ruby
13 6 (1.56%) Bash Shell
13 6 (1.56%) Perl
14 3 (0.78%) VBA
Qualifications
1 122 (31.69%) Degree
2 12 (3.12%) Computer Science Degree
2 12 (3.12%) Master's Degree
2 12 (3.12%) Numerate Degree
3 3 (0.78%) Security Cleared
4 2 (0.52%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (1.04%) QA
2 1 (0.26%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 1 (0.26%) Firmware
Vendors
1 2 (0.52%) Intel
1 2 (0.52%) Microsoft
1 2 (0.52%) Tableau