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 3 months to 28 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

PhD
East of England / Hertfordshire
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 100 137 152
Rank change year-on-year +37 +15  
Permanent jobs citing PhD 42 9 23
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 2.02% 0.39% 0.81%
As % of the Qualifications category 7.05% 1.17% 2.32%
Number of salaries quoted 42 9 23
Median salary £32,500 £34,000 £28,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.41% +19.29%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £32,000 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £60,000 £45,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year -5.88% +6.25%  

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 academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in permanent job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire.

Academic & Professional Certification
Hertfordshire
Permanent job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 596 769 991
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire 28.67% 33.64% 34.71%
Number of salaries quoted 479 619 799
Median salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.55% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £27,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year - +2.40%  

PhD
Job Vacancy Trend in Hertfordshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Hertfordshire citing PhD as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

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 3 months to 28 June 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 3 months to 28 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Borehamwood +9 36 £32,500 -4.41% 1
Watford +10 20 £32,500 -13.33%
St Albans - 6 £30,000 - 1
PhD
East of England

For the 6 months to 28 June 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 56 (71.79%) Telecoms
2 51 (65.38%) LabVIEW
3 47 (60.26%) Degree
4 43 (55.13%) Physics
5 40 (51.28%) Computer Science
5 40 (51.28%) C++
6 34 (43.59%) MATLAB
6 34 (43.59%) Signal Processing
7 30 (38.46%) Analytical Skills
8 26 (33.33%) Software Engineering
9 20 (25.64%) Machine Learning
10 17 (21.79%) Algorithms
10 17 (21.79%) Data Analysis
11 13 (16.67%) C
12 12 (15.38%) Mathematics
13 11 (14.10%) Data Acquisition
14 10 (12.82%) System Testing
15 8 (10.26%) Zemax
16 7 (8.97%) R
16 7 (8.97%) Data Visualisation
16 7 (8.97%) Visualisation
17 6 (7.69%) SQL Server Analysis Services
17 6 (7.69%) Node.js
17 6 (7.69%) AngularJS
17 6 (7.69%) ZeroMQ
17 6 (7.69%) Front End Development
17 6 (7.69%) C#
17 6 (7.69%) CSS
17 6 (7.69%) OO
17 6 (7.69%) 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:

Application Platforms
1 6 (7.69%) SAS
Applications
1 8 (10.26%) Zemax
2 6 (7.69%) SPSS
2 6 (7.69%) Stata
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (7.69%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 51 (65.38%) LabVIEW
General
1 56 (71.79%) Telecoms
2 3 (3.85%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 26 (33.33%) Developer
2 24 (30.77%) Test Engineer
3 20 (25.64%) Developer/Software Engineer
3 20 (25.64%) Scientific Software Developer
3 20 (25.64%) Scientific Software Engineer
3 20 (25.64%) Software Engineer
4 14 (17.95%) MATLAB Engineer
4 14 (17.95%) Process Engineer
5 12 (15.38%) Optical Engineer
6 6 (7.69%) Analyst
6 6 (7.69%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
6 6 (7.69%) Front End Web Developer (Client-Side Developer)
6 6 (7.69%) Research Analyst
6 6 (7.69%) Web Developer
7 5 (6.41%) Machine Learning Engineer
8 4 (5.13%) Statistical Analyst
9 3 (3.85%) SPSS Analyst
10 2 (2.56%) Computer Engineer
10 2 (2.56%) Computer Vision Engineer
11 1 (1.28%) Data Scientist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (7.69%) Ajax
1 6 (7.69%) AngularJS
1 6 (7.69%) CSS
1 6 (7.69%) HTML
1 6 (7.69%) JSON
1 6 (7.69%) Node.js
1 6 (7.69%) ZeroMQ
2 5 (6.41%) Natural Language Processing
Miscellaneous
1 40 (51.28%) Computer Science
2 30 (38.46%) Analytical Skills
3 17 (21.79%) Algorithms
4 5 (6.41%) Greenfield Project
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (55.13%) Physics
2 34 (43.59%) Signal Processing
3 26 (33.33%) Software Engineering
4 20 (25.64%) Machine Learning
5 17 (21.79%) Data Analysis
6 12 (15.38%) Mathematics
7 11 (14.10%) Data Acquisition
8 10 (12.82%) System Testing
9 7 (8.97%) Data Visualisation
9 7 (8.97%) Visualisation
10 6 (7.69%) Front End Development
10 6 (7.69%) OO
10 6 (7.69%) Statistical Analysis
10 6 (7.69%) Web Development
11 5 (6.41%) Computer Vision
11 5 (6.41%) Neural Network
12 3 (3.85%) Finite Element Analysis
12 3 (3.85%) Kalman Filter
13 2 (2.56%) Reinforcement Learning
13 2 (2.56%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 40 (51.28%) C++
2 34 (43.59%) MATLAB
3 13 (16.67%) C
4 7 (8.97%) R
5 6 (7.69%) C#
5 6 (7.69%) Java
5 6 (7.69%) JavaScript
6 1 (1.28%) Python
6 1 (1.28%) SQL
Qualifications
1 47 (60.26%) Degree
Borehamwood, Hertfordshire
IT Connections
Salary: £40,000 to £50,000 + 20% Bonus
Posted: 4 days ago
St. Albans, Hertfordshire
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £28000.00 - £35000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Hertfordshire
Aerotek
Posted: 5 days ago