The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Kent with a requirement for PhD qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 28 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

PhD
South East / Kent
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 79 - -
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Permanent jobs citing PhD 4 0 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Kent 0.50% - -
As % of the Qualifications category 2.74% - -
Number of salaries quoted 1 0 0
Median salary £46,500 - -
UK excluding London median salary £47,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +11.76% +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 Kent.

Academic & Professional Certification
Kent
Permanent job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 146 353 238
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Kent 18.16% 30.99% 24.87%
Number of salaries quoted 112 296 208
Median salary £38,750 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -8.82% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £23,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £59,250 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

PhD
Job Vacancy Trend in Kent

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Kent 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 Kent

PhD
Salary Trend in Kent

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

Salary trend for PhD in Kent

PhD
Job Locations in Kent

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing PhD within the Kent region over the 3 months to 28 March 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
Folkestone - 2 £46,500 -
PhD
South East

PhD
Top 20 Co-occurring IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 28 March 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 Kent region with a requirement for PhD.

1 4 (100.00%) Statistical Analysis
1 4 (100.00%) Statistics
1 4 (100.00%) Operations Research
1 4 (100.00%) Degree
1 4 (100.00%) Mathematics
1 4 (100.00%) SQL
1 4 (100.00%) R
1 4 (100.00%) Data Analytics
1 4 (100.00%) Analytics
2 3 (75.00%) Machine Learning
2 3 (75.00%) Big Data
2 3 (75.00%) Linear Algebra
2 3 (75.00%) Python
3 2 (50.00%) Data Visualisation
3 2 (50.00%) Visualisation
3 2 (50.00%) Predictive Modelling
3 2 (50.00%) Data Munging
3 2 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (25.00%) Algorithms
4 1 (25.00%) Random Forest

PhD
Co-occurring IT Skills in Kent 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:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (75.00%) Big Data
Job Titles
1 4 (100.00%) Data Scientist
Miscellaneous
1 2 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (25.00%) Algorithms
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (100.00%) Analytics
1 4 (100.00%) Data Analytics
1 4 (100.00%) Mathematics
1 4 (100.00%) Operations Research
1 4 (100.00%) Statistical Analysis
1 4 (100.00%) Statistics
2 3 (75.00%) Linear Algebra
2 3 (75.00%) Machine Learning
3 2 (50.00%) Data Munging
3 2 (50.00%) Data Visualisation
3 2 (50.00%) Predictive Modelling
3 2 (50.00%) Visualisation
4 1 (25.00%) Random Forest
Programming Languages
1 4 (100.00%) R
1 4 (100.00%) SQL
2 3 (75.00%) Python
Qualifications
1 4 (100.00%) Degree