Period
to 17 February 2020

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 17 February 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD, DPhil, EngD, Doctorate)
East of England > Hertfordshire
6 months to
17 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 126 128 163
Rank change year-on-year +2 +35 +17
Permanent jobs citing PhD 18 55 59
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 0.92% 1.59% 1.23%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.55% 5.51% 4.96%
Number of salaries quoted 3 37 79
Hertfordshire median annual salary £42,500 £35,000 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +21.43% +7.69% -7.14%
10th Percentile £41,250 £25,000 £29,750
90th Percentile £60,750 £62,500 £38,500
East of England median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +10.00% +11.11% +15.38%

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 507 998 1,189
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 25.79% 28.91% 24.73%
Number of salaries quoted 408 702 984
Hertfordshire median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,025 £25,500
90th Percentile £77,500 £77,375 £66,250
East of England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +1.12%

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 17 February 2020.

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 17 February 2020. 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
Stevenage +11 15 - - 5
Borehamwood -8 2 £42,500 +21.43% 3
Watford +21 1 £60,000 +140.00%
PhD
East of England

For the 6 months to 17 February 2020, 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 Hertfordshire region with a requirement for PhD.

1 16 (88.89%) Algorithms
2 15 (83.33%) Analytics
2 15 (83.33%) Pharmaceutical
2 15 (83.33%) Mathematics
3 14 (77.78%) Agile Software Development
3 14 (77.78%) TOGAF
3 14 (77.78%) Data Analysis
3 14 (77.78%) Azure
3 14 (77.78%) PaaS
3 14 (77.78%) Software Architecture
3 14 (77.78%) SDLC
3 14 (77.78%) Threat Modelling
3 14 (77.78%) Data Science
3 14 (77.78%) Innovative Thinking
4 3 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (11.11%) Signal Processing
5 2 (11.11%) C++
5 2 (11.11%) Artificial Intelligence
5 2 (11.11%) Software Engineering
5 2 (11.11%) Computer Science
5 2 (11.11%) LabVIEW
5 2 (11.11%) Degree
5 2 (11.11%) Acoustics
5 2 (11.11%) Machine Learning
5 2 (11.11%) Problem-Solving
5 2 (11.11%) Fibre Optics
6 1 (5.56%) Project Delivery
6 1 (5.56%) Strategic Planning
6 1 (5.56%) Python
6 1 (5.56%) Project Management

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:

Cloud Services
1 14 (77.78%) Azure
1 14 (77.78%) PaaS
Development Applications
1 2 (11.11%) LabVIEW
General
1 15 (83.33%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 14 (77.78%) Architect
1 14 (77.78%) Software Architect
2 2 (11.11%) Developer
2 2 (11.11%) Developer/Software Engineer
2 2 (11.11%) Scientific Software Developer
2 2 (11.11%) Scientific Software Engineer
2 2 (11.11%) Software Engineer
3 1 (5.56%) Customer Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.56%) TensorFlow
Miscellaneous
1 16 (88.89%) Algorithms
2 3 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (11.11%) Acoustics
3 2 (11.11%) Fibre Optics
4 1 (5.56%) Virtual Team
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (83.33%) Analytics
1 15 (83.33%) Mathematics
2 14 (77.78%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (77.78%) Data Analysis
2 14 (77.78%) Data Science
2 14 (77.78%) Innovative Thinking
2 14 (77.78%) SDLC
2 14 (77.78%) Software Architecture
2 14 (77.78%) Threat Modelling
2 14 (77.78%) TOGAF
3 2 (11.11%) Artificial Intelligence
3 2 (11.11%) Computer Science
3 2 (11.11%) Machine Learning
3 2 (11.11%) Problem-Solving
3 2 (11.11%) Signal Processing
3 2 (11.11%) Software Engineering
4 1 (5.56%) Open Source
4 1 (5.56%) Strategic Planning
4 1 (5.56%) Strategic Thinking
4 1 (5.56%) Virtual Team Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (11.11%) C++
2 1 (5.56%) Python
2 1 (5.56%) R
Qualifications
1 2 (11.11%) Degree