Period
to 20 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Leeds 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
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 214 223 271
Rank change year-on-year +9 +48 +11
Permanent jobs citing PhD 9 7 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Leeds 0.18% 0.13% 0.072%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.92% 0.56% 0.30%
Number of salaries quoted 7 7 1
Leeds median annual salary £52,500 £35,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +50.00% - +66.67%
West Yorkshire median annual salary £52,500 £35,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year +50.00% -6.67% +78.57%

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 Leeds with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
Leeds
Permanent vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 975 1255 1663
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Leeds 19.74% 23.41% 23.90%
Number of salaries quoted 776 1089 1261
Leeds median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% -1.23% +1.25%
10th Percentile £23,250 £25,950 £25,000
90th Percentile £61,250 £62,500 £62,500
West Yorkshire median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

PhD
Job Vacancy Trend in Leeds

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

Job vacancy trend for PhD in Leeds

PhD
Salary Trend in Leeds

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

Salary trend for PhD in Leeds

PhD
Salary Histogram in Leeds

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

Salary histogram for PhD in Leeds

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 Leeds region with a requirement for PhD.

1 8 (88.89%) Mathematics
1 8 (88.89%) Machine Learning
2 7 (77.78%) Analytics
2 7 (77.78%) Python
3 6 (66.67%) Statistics
3 6 (66.67%) R
3 6 (66.67%) Algorithms
4 5 (55.56%) Greenfield Project
4 5 (55.56%) Social Media
4 5 (55.56%) Facebook
4 5 (55.56%) Twitter
5 4 (44.44%) Data Analytics
6 2 (22.22%) Computer Science
6 2 (22.22%) Statistical Modelling
6 2 (22.22%) C++
6 2 (22.22%) SQL
7 1 (11.11%) Windows
7 1 (11.11%) Degree
7 1 (11.11%) Physics
7 1 (11.11%) Chemistry
7 1 (11.11%) Data Modelling
7 1 (11.11%) SAS
7 1 (11.11%) Finance
7 1 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
7 1 (11.11%) Retail
7 1 (11.11%) Artificial Intelligence
7 1 (11.11%) Neural Network
7 1 (11.11%) Software Engineering
7 1 (11.11%) Data Visualisation
7 1 (11.11%) Deep Learning

PhD
Co-occurring IT Skills in Leeds 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 1 (11.11%) Apache Spark
1 1 (11.11%) SAS
Cloud Services
1 1 (11.11%) GitHub
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (11.11%) Big Data
1 1 (11.11%) Hadoop
General
1 1 (11.11%) Finance
1 1 (11.11%) Retail
Job Titles
1 8 (88.89%) Data Scientist
2 1 (11.11%) C++ Developer
2 1 (11.11%) Data Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) Developer
2 1 (11.11%) Graduate
2 1 (11.11%) Graduate C++ Developer
2 1 (11.11%) Graduate Developer
2 1 (11.11%) Junior
2 1 (11.11%) Machine Learning Scientist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (11.11%) Keras
1 1 (11.11%) TensorFlow
1 1 (11.11%) Theano
1 1 (11.11%) Torch
Miscellaneous
1 6 (66.67%) Algorithms
2 5 (55.56%) Greenfield Project
2 5 (55.56%) Social Media
3 2 (22.22%) Computer Science
4 1 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (11.11%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (88.89%) Machine Learning
1 8 (88.89%) Mathematics
2 7 (77.78%) Analytics
3 6 (66.67%) Statistics
4 4 (44.44%) Data Analytics
5 2 (22.22%) Statistical Modelling
6 1 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (11.11%) Artificial Intelligence
6 1 (11.11%) Chemistry
6 1 (11.11%) Convolutional Neural Network
6 1 (11.11%) Data Modelling
6 1 (11.11%) Data Visualisation
6 1 (11.11%) Deep Learning
6 1 (11.11%) Neural Network
6 1 (11.11%) Physics
6 1 (11.11%) Prototyping
6 1 (11.11%) Software Engineering
6 1 (11.11%) Telematics
6 1 (11.11%) Time Management
6 1 (11.11%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 7 (77.78%) Python
2 6 (66.67%) R
3 2 (22.22%) C++
3 2 (22.22%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (11.11%) Degree
Vendors
1 5 (55.56%) Facebook
1 5 (55.56%) Twitter