Period
to 20 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire with a requirement for PhD qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 6 months to 20 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

PhD
East of England > Hertfordshire
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 162 207 210
Rank change year-on-year +45 +3 0
Permanent jobs citing PhD 52 8 28
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 1.18% 0.18% 0.52%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.75% 0.58% 1.59%
Number of salaries quoted 72 14 38
Hertfordshire median annual salary £32,500 £35,000 £28,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -7.14% +22.81% -34.86%
10th Percentile £27,425 £32,500 £26,750
90th Percentile £47,500 £50,625 £47,500
East of England median annual salary £46,250 £36,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +28.47% -20.00% +28.57%

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 Hertfordshire with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
Hertfordshire
Permanent vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 1094 1385 1763
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 24.87% 31.26% 32.69%
Number of salaries quoted 910 1087 1427
Hertfordshire median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,300 £26,250
90th Percentile £65,000 £66,250 £66,250
East of England median annual salary £45,000 £43,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year +4.65% - +1.18%

PhD
Job Vacancy Trend in Hertfordshire

Job postings citing PhD as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire.

Job vacancy trend for PhD in Hertfordshire

PhD
Salary Trend in Hertfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing PhD in Hertfordshire.

Salary trend for PhD in Hertfordshire

PhD
Salary Histogram in Hertfordshire

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing PhD in Hertfordshire over the 6 months to 20 November 2017.

Salary histogram for PhD in Hertfordshire

PhD
Job Locations in Hertfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing PhD within the Hertfordshire region over the 6 months to 20 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
Borehamwood +14 44 £32,500 -7.14% 1
Watford +4 20 £32,500 -7.14% 1
St Albans - 6 £31,500 -
Stevenage - 2 - -
PhD
East of England

For the 6 months to 20 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 Hertfordshire region with a requirement for PhD.

1 45 (86.54%) Telecoms
2 42 (80.77%) LabVIEW
3 32 (61.54%) C++
3 32 (61.54%) MATLAB
3 32 (61.54%) Computer Science
3 32 (61.54%) Signal Processing
4 28 (53.85%) Physics
5 22 (42.31%) Degree
5 22 (42.31%) Analytical Skills
5 22 (42.31%) Acoustics
6 16 (30.77%) Algorithms
6 16 (30.77%) Machine Learning
6 16 (30.77%) Mathematics
6 16 (30.77%) Software Engineering
7 15 (28.85%) C
8 14 (26.92%) Data Analysis
8 14 (26.92%) Data Acquisition
8 14 (26.92%) Optoelectronics
9 12 (23.08%) Finite Element Analysis
10 8 (15.38%) System Testing
11 6 (11.54%) R
11 6 (11.54%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 6 (11.54%) Zemax
11 6 (11.54%) Statistical Analysis
11 6 (11.54%) SAS
11 6 (11.54%) Stata
11 6 (11.54%) SPSS
12 2 (3.85%) 4G
12 2 (3.85%) Low Latency
12 2 (3.85%) Performance Tuning

PhD
Co-occurring IT Skills in Hertfordshire 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 6 (11.54%) SAS
Applications
1 6 (11.54%) SPSS
1 6 (11.54%) Stata
1 6 (11.54%) Zemax
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.85%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.85%) 4G
1 2 (3.85%) 5G
1 2 (3.85%) Ethernet
1 2 (3.85%) LTE
1 2 (3.85%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (11.54%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 42 (80.77%) LabVIEW
2 2 (3.85%) Git (software)
General
1 45 (86.54%) Telecoms
2 2 (3.85%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 16 (30.77%) MATLAB Engineer
1 16 (30.77%) Process Engineer
1 16 (30.77%) Software Engineer
2 14 (26.92%) Developer
2 14 (26.92%) Developer/Software Engineer
2 14 (26.92%) Scientific Software Developer
2 14 (26.92%) Scientific Software Engineer
2 14 (26.92%) Test Engineer
3 8 (15.38%) Optical Engineer
4 6 (11.54%) Analyst
4 6 (11.54%) Research Analyst
5 5 (9.62%) SPSS Analyst
5 5 (9.62%) Statistical Analyst
6 2 (3.85%) GUI Software Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 32 (61.54%) Computer Science
2 22 (42.31%) Acoustics
2 22 (42.31%) Analytical Skills
3 16 (30.77%) Algorithms
4 14 (26.92%) Optoelectronics
Operating Systems
1 2 (3.85%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (61.54%) Signal Processing
2 28 (53.85%) Physics
3 16 (30.77%) Machine Learning
3 16 (30.77%) Mathematics
3 16 (30.77%) Software Engineering
4 14 (26.92%) Data Acquisition
4 14 (26.92%) Data Analysis
5 12 (23.08%) Finite Element Analysis
6 8 (15.38%) System Testing
7 6 (11.54%) Statistical Analysis
8 2 (3.85%) Agile Software Development
8 2 (3.85%) Kalman Filter
8 2 (3.85%) Linear Algebra
8 2 (3.85%) Low Latency
8 2 (3.85%) Performance Tuning
8 2 (3.85%) Regression Testing
8 2 (3.85%) Visualisation
8 2 (3.85%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 32 (61.54%) C++
1 32 (61.54%) MATLAB
2 15 (28.85%) C
3 6 (11.54%) R
4 2 (3.85%) Python
Qualifications
1 22 (42.31%) Degree
Vendors
1 2 (3.85%) Intel