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 3 months to 22 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
22 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
PhD
Rank 154 171 -
Rank change year-on-year +17 -  
Permanent jobs citing PhD 2 8 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Leeds 0.078% 0.24% -
As % of the Qualifications category 0.36% 1.09% -
Number of salaries quoted 2 0 0
Median salary £43,750 - -
UK excluding London median salary £50,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +17.64% +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 Leeds.

Academic & Professional Certification
Leeds
Permanent job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 561 732 859
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Leeds 21.81% 22.35% 23.50%
Number of salaries quoted 476 569 689
Median salary £42,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.55% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £55,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

PhD
Job Vacancy Trend in Leeds

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Leeds 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 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 3 months to 22 March 2017.

Salary histogram for PhD in Leeds

PhD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 22 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 Leeds region with a requirement for PhD.

1 8 (100.00%) Statistics
2 7 (87.50%) Mathematics
2 7 (87.50%) Computer Science
2 7 (87.50%) R
2 7 (87.50%) Machine Learning
2 7 (87.50%) SQL
3 6 (75.00%) VBA
3 6 (75.00%) Python
3 6 (75.00%) MS Excel
3 6 (75.00%) Validation
3 6 (75.00%) Statistical Analysis
3 6 (75.00%) Time Series Analysis
3 6 (75.00%) Predictive Modelling
3 6 (75.00%) Data Structures
3 6 (75.00%) Algorithms
3 6 (75.00%) Kalman Filter
3 6 (75.00%) Statistical Inference
3 6 (75.00%) Physics
4 3 (37.50%) Big Data
5 2 (25.00%) Econometrics
5 2 (25.00%) Data Mining
6 1 (12.50%) SAS
6 1 (12.50%) SPSS
6 1 (12.50%) MATLAB
6 1 (12.50%) Text Mining
6 1 (12.50%) C#
6 1 (12.50%) C++
6 1 (12.50%) Java
6 1 (12.50%) Information Retrieval
6 1 (12.50%) Analytical Skills

PhD
Top Related 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 (12.50%) Apache Spark
1 1 (12.50%) SAS
Applications
1 6 (75.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (12.50%) SPSS
Cloud Services
1 1 (12.50%) Amazon EC2
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (37.50%) Big Data
2 2 (25.00%) Data Mining
3 1 (12.50%) Hadoop
3 1 (12.50%) Text Mining
Job Titles
1 6 (75.00%) Data Scientist
2 2 (25.00%) Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Data Strategist
3 1 (12.50%) Qualitative Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Quantitative Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Senior Data Scientist
Miscellaneous
1 7 (87.50%) Computer Science
2 6 (75.00%) Algorithms
2 6 (75.00%) Data Structures
3 1 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (100.00%) Statistics
2 7 (87.50%) Machine Learning
2 7 (87.50%) Mathematics
3 6 (75.00%) Kalman Filter
3 6 (75.00%) Physics
3 6 (75.00%) Predictive Modelling
3 6 (75.00%) Statistical Analysis
3 6 (75.00%) Statistical Inference
3 6 (75.00%) Time Series Analysis
3 6 (75.00%) Validation
4 2 (25.00%) Econometrics
5 1 (12.50%) ANOVA
5 1 (12.50%) Applied Mathematics
5 1 (12.50%) Bayesian Methods
5 1 (12.50%) Decision Tree
5 1 (12.50%) Information Retrieval
5 1 (12.50%) Linear Regression
5 1 (12.50%) Logistic Regression
5 1 (12.50%) Signal Processing
5 1 (12.50%) Statistical Computing
Programming Languages
1 7 (87.50%) R
1 7 (87.50%) SQL
2 6 (75.00%) Python
2 6 (75.00%) VBA
3 1 (12.50%) C#
3 1 (12.50%) C++
3 1 (12.50%) Java
3 1 (12.50%) MATLAB