Period
to 20 August 2019

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 August 2019 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
20 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 154 143 140
Rank change year-on-year -11 -3 +50
Permanent jobs citing PhD 4 71 68
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 0.15% 1.67% 1.66%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.50% 6.10% 6.28%
Number of salaries quoted 4 64 92
Hertfordshire median annual salary £30,000 £32,500 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -7.69% - -
10th Percentile £27,500 £25,000 £27,425
90th Percentile £76,250 £38,750 £47,500
East of England median annual salary £62,500 £37,500 £35,614
% change year-on-year +66.67% +5.30% -6.28%

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 796 1,164 1,083
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 29.34% 27.30% 26.45%
Number of salaries quoted 594 875 865
Hertfordshire median annual salary £46,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.16% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £25,750 £26,000 £27,000
90th Percentile £75,000 £70,000 £65,000
East of England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -

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 August 2019.

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 August 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
Stevenage +9 2 £30,000 +11.11% 1
Watford -5 1 £90,000 +176.92%
Berkhamsted - 1 £30,000 -
PhD
East of England

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

1 4 (100.00%) Java
1 4 (100.00%) C++
2 3 (75.00%) C#
2 3 (75.00%) MATLAB
2 3 (75.00%) Python
2 3 (75.00%) Software Engineering
2 3 (75.00%) Mathematics
3 2 (50.00%) R
3 2 (50.00%) Visualisation
3 2 (50.00%) Machine Learning
3 2 (50.00%) Analytics
3 2 (50.00%) Algorithms
3 2 (50.00%) Innovative Thinking
3 2 (50.00%) Data Science
3 2 (50.00%) Problem-Solving
3 2 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (50.00%) Data Analysis
3 2 (50.00%) Computer Science
3 2 (50.00%) Pharmaceutical
3 2 (50.00%) C
3 2 (50.00%) JavaScript
4 1 (25.00%) SQL
4 1 (25.00%) .NET
4 1 (25.00%) Oracle
4 1 (25.00%) CSS
4 1 (25.00%) Solaris
4 1 (25.00%) Linux
4 1 (25.00%) OO
4 1 (25.00%) Delphi
4 1 (25.00%) HTML

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 1 (25.00%) AWS CloudFormation
1 1 (25.00%) Google Cloud Platform
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
Development Applications
1 1 (25.00%) Artifactory
1 1 (25.00%) Cobertura
1 1 (25.00%) Gradle
1 1 (25.00%) Jenkins
1 1 (25.00%) Snyk
1 1 (25.00%) SonarQube
General
1 2 (50.00%) Pharmaceutical
2 1 (25.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (75.00%) Developer
2 2 (50.00%) Data Scientist
2 2 (50.00%) Software Developer
3 1 (25.00%) Architect
3 1 (25.00%) DevSecOps Architect
3 1 (25.00%) DevSecOps Engineer
3 1 (25.00%) Graduate
3 1 (25.00%) Graduate Developer
3 1 (25.00%) Security Architect
3 1 (25.00%) Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (25.00%) .NET
1 1 (25.00%) boto
1 1 (25.00%) CSS
1 1 (25.00%) CSS3
1 1 (25.00%) HTML
1 1 (25.00%) HTML5
1 1 (25.00%) OAuth
1 1 (25.00%) OpenID
1 1 (25.00%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (50.00%) Algorithms
1 2 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (25.00%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 1 (25.00%) Kali Linux
1 1 (25.00%) Linux
1 1 (25.00%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) Mathematics
1 3 (75.00%) Software Engineering
2 2 (50.00%) Analytics
2 2 (50.00%) Computer Science
2 2 (50.00%) Data Analysis
2 2 (50.00%) Data Science
2 2 (50.00%) Innovative Thinking
2 2 (50.00%) Machine Learning
2 2 (50.00%) Problem-Solving
2 2 (50.00%) Visualisation
3 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (25.00%) DevSecOps
3 1 (25.00%) Identity Access Management
3 1 (25.00%) Multi-Factor Authentication
3 1 (25.00%) OWASP
3 1 (25.00%) Penetration Testing
3 1 (25.00%) SDLC
3 1 (25.00%) Separation of Concerns
3 1 (25.00%) Threat Modelling
3 1 (25.00%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (100.00%) C++
1 4 (100.00%) Java
2 3 (75.00%) C#
2 3 (75.00%) MATLAB
2 3 (75.00%) Python
3 2 (50.00%) C
3 2 (50.00%) JavaScript
3 2 (50.00%) R
4 1 (25.00%) Delphi
4 1 (25.00%) Go
4 1 (25.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) Degree
Systems Management
1 1 (25.00%) Kubernetes
1 1 (25.00%) Mesos
1 1 (25.00%) Nessus
1 1 (25.00%) Nmap
1 1 (25.00%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (25.00%) Puppet
1 1 (25.00%) Rancher
1 1 (25.00%) Sysdig
Vendors
1 1 (25.00%) Oracle
1 1 (25.00%) Qualys