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 3 months to 26 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
PhD
North West / Manchester
Rank 162 167 -
Rank change year-on-year +5 -  
Permanent jobs citing PhD 37 15 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 0.95% 0.44% -
As % of the Qualifications category 4.07% 1.81% -
Number of salaries quoted 33 11 0
Median salary £50,000 £37,500 -
Median salary % change year-on-year +33.33% -  
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 Manchester.

Academic & Professional Certification
Manchester
Permanent job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 910 827 1103
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Manchester 23.42% 24.52% 29.52%
Number of salaries quoted 688 681 887
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +3.89%  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,500 £25,200 £24,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £57,500 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

PhD
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Manchester 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 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 3 months to 26 March 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 3 months to 26 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
Oldham - 4 - -
PhD
North West

PhD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 26 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 Manchester region with a requirement for PhD.

1 38 (76.00%) Machine Learning
2 37 (74.00%) Python
3 24 (48.00%) Mathematics
4 23 (46.00%) C++
5 21 (42.00%) SQL
5 21 (42.00%) R
6 20 (40.00%) Decision Tree
7 19 (38.00%) MATLAB
8 18 (36.00%) Computer Science
9 17 (34.00%) Degree
10 16 (32.00%) Statistics
10 16 (32.00%) Agile Software Development
10 16 (32.00%) Analytics
11 14 (28.00%) Relational Database
12 12 (24.00%) Algorithms
12 12 (24.00%) Predictive Modelling
12 12 (24.00%) Neural Network
13 11 (22.00%) C
13 11 (22.00%) Computer Vision
14 10 (20.00%) NoSQL
14 10 (20.00%) Hadoop
14 10 (20.00%) Visualisation
14 10 (20.00%) Big Data
14 10 (20.00%) Statistical Analysis
15 9 (18.00%) Data Analysis
15 9 (18.00%) Data Modelling
15 9 (18.00%) Data Mining
15 9 (18.00%) Tableau
15 9 (18.00%) Analytical Skills
16 8 (16.00%) Linear Regression

PhD
Top Related 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 7 (14.00%) Apache Spark
2 6 (12.00%) SAS
3 4 (8.00%) Apache Pig
Applications
1 7 (14.00%) SPSS
2 4 (8.00%) S-PLUS
2 4 (8.00%) Stata
3 2 (4.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (28.00%) Relational Database
2 10 (20.00%) Big Data
2 10 (20.00%) Hadoop
2 10 (20.00%) NoSQL
3 9 (18.00%) Data Mining
4 6 (12.00%) SQL Server
5 4 (8.00%) Apache Cassandra
5 4 (8.00%) Apache Hive
5 4 (8.00%) HBase
5 4 (8.00%) RDBMS
General
1 5 (10.00%) Marketing
2 1 (2.00%) Electronics
2 1 (2.00%) Finance
2 1 (2.00%) Games
2 1 (2.00%) Manufacturing
2 1 (2.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 26 (52.00%) Data Scientist
2 9 (18.00%) Data Modeller
3 7 (14.00%) Senior Data Scientist
4 4 (8.00%) Senior Data Modeller
5 3 (6.00%) Machine Learning Scientist
6 2 (4.00%) Developer
6 2 (4.00%) Research Manager
7 1 (2.00%) Analyst
7 1 (2.00%) C++ Developer
7 1 (2.00%) Computer Engineer
7 1 (2.00%) Data Analyst
7 1 (2.00%) Full Stack Developer
7 1 (2.00%) Full Stack Web Developer
7 1 (2.00%) Head of Analytics
7 1 (2.00%) Head of Data Analytics
7 1 (2.00%) Head of Development
7 1 (2.00%) Python Software Engineer
7 1 (2.00%) Research Engineer
7 1 (2.00%) Software Engineer
7 1 (2.00%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (12.00%) Natural Language Processing
1 6 (12.00%) OpenGL
2 5 (10.00%) WebGL
3 2 (4.00%) Celery
3 2 (4.00%) Django
4 1 (2.00%) .NET
4 1 (2.00%) ASP.NET
4 1 (2.00%) OpenGL ES
Miscellaneous
1 18 (36.00%) Computer Science
2 12 (24.00%) Algorithms
3 9 (18.00%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.00%) Augmented Reality
Operating Systems
1 2 (4.00%) Linux
1 2 (4.00%) Unix
1 2 (4.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (76.00%) Machine Learning
2 24 (48.00%) Mathematics
3 20 (40.00%) Decision Tree
4 16 (32.00%) Agile Software Development
4 16 (32.00%) Analytics
4 16 (32.00%) Statistics
5 12 (24.00%) Neural Network
5 12 (24.00%) Predictive Modelling
6 11 (22.00%) Computer Vision
7 10 (20.00%) Statistical Analysis
7 10 (20.00%) Visualisation
8 9 (18.00%) Data Analysis
8 9 (18.00%) Data Modelling
9 8 (16.00%) Linear Regression
9 8 (16.00%) Logistic Regression
9 8 (16.00%) Validation
10 7 (14.00%) 3D Modelling
10 7 (14.00%) Data Analytics
10 7 (14.00%) Physics
11 6 (12.00%) Deep Learning
Programming Languages
1 37 (74.00%) Python
2 23 (46.00%) C++
3 21 (42.00%) R
3 21 (42.00%) SQL
4 19 (38.00%) MATLAB
5 11 (22.00%) C
6 6 (12.00%) Scala
7 5 (10.00%) Java
7 5 (10.00%) Perl
8 3 (6.00%) C#
9 1 (2.00%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 17 (34.00%) Degree
2 7 (14.00%) Postgraduate
Vendors
1 9 (18.00%) Tableau
2 4 (8.00%) Splunk
3 3 (6.00%) Google
4 2 (4.00%) Cloudera
4 2 (4.00%) Hortonworks
5 1 (2.00%) Oracle
5 1 (2.00%) SAP
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