Period
to 17 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Manchester with a requirement for PhD qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 6 months to 17 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

PhD
North West > Manchester
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 260 226 275
Rank change year-on-year -34 +49 +12
Permanent jobs citing PhD 33 54 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 0.42% 0.72% 0.027%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.92% 3.29% 0.11%
Number of salaries quoted 31 54 1
Manchester median annual salary £60,000 £40,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +50.00% +14.29% -36.36%
10th Percentile £32,500 £27,500 £32,500
90th Percentile £111,750 £68,750 £37,500
North West median annual salary £57,500 £40,000 £37,230
% change year-on-year +43.75% +7.44% +35.38%

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 Manchester with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
Manchester
Permanent vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 1723 1641 1843
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 21.68% 22.00% 24.70%
Number of salaries quoted 1392 1386 1440
Manchester median annual salary £43,000 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.50% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £23,500 £26,250 £23,750
90th Percentile £66,250 £65,000 £62,575
North West median annual salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +6.67%

PhD
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

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

Job vacancy trend for PhD in Manchester

PhD
Salary Trend in Manchester

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

Salary trend for PhD in Manchester

PhD
Salary Histogram in Manchester

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing PhD in Manchester over the 6 months to 17 November 2017.

Salary histogram for PhD in Manchester

PhD
Job Locations in Manchester

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing PhD within the Manchester region over the 6 months to 17 November 2017. 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
Oldham +11 1 - -
PhD
North West

For the 6 months to 17 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 Manchester region with a requirement for PhD.

1 27 (81.82%) Machine Learning
2 24 (72.73%) Python
3 22 (66.67%) Mathematics
4 17 (51.52%) R
5 16 (48.48%) Statistics
6 15 (45.45%) Analytics
7 13 (39.39%) Degree
7 13 (39.39%) MATLAB
8 12 (36.36%) Computer Science
8 12 (36.36%) Algorithms
9 11 (33.33%) Mathematical Modelling
9 11 (33.33%) C++
10 10 (30.30%) SQL
10 10 (30.30%) Big Data
11 8 (24.24%) Data Analytics
11 8 (24.24%) Statistical Analysis
12 7 (21.21%) Hadoop
12 7 (21.21%) Master's Degree
13 6 (18.18%) Bayesian Methods
13 6 (18.18%) Deep Learning
13 6 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
13 6 (18.18%) Artificial Intelligence
13 6 (18.18%) Neural Network
13 6 (18.18%) SQL Server
14 5 (15.15%) SAS
14 5 (15.15%) Finance
14 5 (15.15%) Econometrics
14 5 (15.15%) Economics
14 5 (15.15%) Retail
14 5 (15.15%) Operations Research

PhD
Co-occurring IT Skills in Manchester 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 5 (15.15%) SAS
2 3 (9.09%) Apache Pig
2 3 (9.09%) Apache Spark
3 1 (3.03%) Apache
Applications
1 4 (12.12%) Microsoft Excel
1 4 (12.12%) Microsoft Office
1 4 (12.12%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 4 (12.12%) S-PLUS
1 4 (12.12%) Stata
2 1 (3.03%) GNU Octave
2 1 (3.03%) SPSS
2 1 (3.03%) Weka
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (30.30%) Big Data
2 7 (21.21%) Hadoop
3 6 (18.18%) SQL Server
4 5 (15.15%) NoSQL
5 3 (9.09%) Apache Cassandra
5 3 (9.09%) Apache Hive
5 3 (9.09%) Relational Database
6 2 (6.06%) Data Mining
6 2 (6.06%) QlikView
7 1 (3.03%) HBase
7 1 (3.03%) RDBMS
7 1 (3.03%) Yellowfin
Development Applications
1 4 (12.12%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 5 (15.15%) Finance
1 5 (15.15%) Marketing
1 5 (15.15%) Retail
2 4 (12.12%) Electronics
2 4 (12.12%) Manufacturing
2 4 (12.12%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 21 (63.64%) Data Scientist
2 7 (21.21%) Data Manager
3 5 (15.15%) Senior Data Scientist
4 4 (12.12%) Research Scientist
5 2 (6.06%) Machine Learning Scientist
5 2 (6.06%) Senior Manager
6 1 (3.03%) Computer Scientist
6 1 (3.03%) Computer Vision Scientist
6 1 (3.03%) Junior
6 1 (3.03%) Junior Data Scientist
6 1 (3.03%) Research Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.06%) Natural Language Processing
1 2 (6.06%) OpenGL
1 2 (6.06%) WebGL
2 1 (3.03%) .NET
2 1 (3.03%) .NET Core
2 1 (3.03%) AngularJS
2 1 (3.03%) D3.js
2 1 (3.03%) Kafka
2 1 (3.03%) NumPy
2 1 (3.03%) PySpark
Miscellaneous
1 12 (36.36%) Algorithms
1 12 (36.36%) Computer Science
2 4 (12.12%) Robotics
3 1 (3.03%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.03%) Data Structures
3 1 (3.03%) Linux Command Line
3 1 (3.03%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.03%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (81.82%) Machine Learning
2 22 (66.67%) Mathematics
3 16 (48.48%) Statistics
4 15 (45.45%) Analytics
5 11 (33.33%) Mathematical Modelling
6 8 (24.24%) Data Analytics
6 8 (24.24%) Statistical Analysis
7 6 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
7 6 (18.18%) Artificial Intelligence
7 6 (18.18%) Bayesian Methods
7 6 (18.18%) Deep Learning
7 6 (18.18%) Neural Network
8 5 (15.15%) Business Forecasting
8 5 (15.15%) Decision Tree
8 5 (15.15%) Demand Forecasting
8 5 (15.15%) Econometrics
8 5 (15.15%) Economics
8 5 (15.15%) Operations Research
8 5 (15.15%) Prototyping
9 4 (12.12%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 24 (72.73%) Python
2 17 (51.52%) R
3 13 (39.39%) MATLAB
4 11 (33.33%) C++
5 10 (30.30%) SQL
6 4 (12.12%) C#
7 3 (9.09%) Java
8 1 (3.03%) C
8 1 (3.03%) JavaScript
8 1 (3.03%) Ruby
8 1 (3.03%) Scala
8 1 (3.03%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 13 (39.39%) Degree
2 7 (21.21%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.03%) Actionable Recommendations
Vendors
1 4 (12.12%) Microsoft
1 4 (12.12%) SAP
2 2 (6.06%) Cloudera
3 1 (3.03%) Splunk
3 1 (3.03%) Tableau