Period
to 18 November 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the North West with a requirement for PhD qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 6 months to 18 November 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD, DPhil, EngD, Doctorate)
England > North West
6 months to
18 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 280 327 333
Rank change year-on-year +47 +6 -46
Permanent jobs citing PhD 36 36 46
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.36% 0.31% 0.35%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.84% 1.43% 1.62%
Number of salaries quoted 13 28 36
North West median annual salary £37,654 £47,500 £56,250
Median salary % change year-on-year -20.73% -15.56% +40.63%
10th Percentile £28,939 £31,250 £32,500
90th Percentile £60,150 £72,500 £102,125
England median annual salary £65,000 £64,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year +0.78% +17.27% +10.00%

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 the North West with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
North West
Permanent vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 1,953 2,523 2,840
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 19.61% 21.78% 21.58%
Number of salaries quoted 1,394 1,956 2,165
North West median annual salary £43,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.44% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £26,171 £24,776 £22,500
90th Percentile £66,619 £70,000 £63,750
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +3.26%

PhD
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings citing PhD as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North West.

Job vacancy trend for PhD in the North West

PhD
Salary Trend in the North West

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

Salary trend for PhD in the North West

PhD
Salary Histogram in the North West

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing PhD in the North West over the 6 months to 18 November 2019.

Salary histogram for PhD in the North West

PhD
Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing PhD within the North West region over the 6 months to 18 November 2019. 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
Manchester +29 28 £36,569 -26.86% 1
Lancashire -8 5 £37,654 -
Cheshire +17 3 £40,500 +8.00%
PhD
England

For the 6 months to 18 November 2019, IT jobs citing PhD also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the North West region with a requirement for PhD.

1 18 (50.00%) Python
1 18 (50.00%) Degree
2 17 (47.22%) Artificial Intelligence
3 15 (41.67%) Machine Learning
4 14 (38.89%) Data Science
4 14 (38.89%) Mathematics
4 14 (38.89%) Computer Science
4 14 (38.89%) C++
5 13 (36.11%) Physics
6 12 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
6 12 (33.33%) R
7 11 (30.56%) Analytical Skills
7 11 (30.56%) MATLAB
8 10 (27.78%) Electronics
8 10 (27.78%) Automotive
8 10 (27.78%) Analytics
8 10 (27.78%) Feasibility Study
9 9 (25.00%) Deep Learning
9 9 (25.00%) Algorithms
9 9 (25.00%) Natural Language Processing
10 8 (22.22%) C
10 8 (22.22%) Data Mining
11 7 (19.44%) Mentoring
12 5 (13.89%) Coaching
12 5 (13.89%) Embedded Systems
12 5 (13.89%) Performance Analysis
12 5 (13.89%) Tornado
12 5 (13.89%) Internet of Things
12 5 (13.89%) Process Improvement
12 5 (13.89%) Pattern Recognition

PhD
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West 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 (13.89%) Tornado
2 4 (11.11%) CMS
3 3 (8.33%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 3 (8.33%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 3 (8.33%) Stata
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.78%) AWS
1 1 (2.78%) Azure
1 1 (2.78%) GCP
Communications & Networking
1 5 (13.89%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (22.22%) Data Mining
2 1 (2.78%) Hadoop
2 1 (2.78%) Text Mining
General
1 10 (27.78%) Automotive
1 10 (27.78%) Electronics
2 5 (13.89%) Aerospace
2 5 (13.89%) Manufacturing
2 5 (13.89%) Military
3 4 (11.11%) Finance
4 1 (2.78%) Games
4 1 (2.78%) Police
4 1 (2.78%) Public Sector
4 1 (2.78%) Retail
4 1 (2.78%) Social Science
Job Titles
1 11 (30.56%) Data Scientist
2 8 (22.22%) Developer
3 5 (13.89%) Development Engineer
3 5 (13.89%) Platform Engineer
3 5 (13.89%) Senior Development Engineer
3 5 (13.89%) Senior Platform Engineer
3 5 (13.89%) Senior Test Automation Engineer
3 5 (13.89%) Senior Test Engineer
3 5 (13.89%) Test Automation Engineer
3 5 (13.89%) Test Engineer
4 4 (11.11%) Senior Data Scientist
5 3 (8.33%) .NET Developer
6 2 (5.56%) Architect
6 2 (5.56%) Principal Architect
6 2 (5.56%) Software Architect
7 1 (2.78%) Artificial Intelligence Developer
7 1 (2.78%) Data Engineer
7 1 (2.78%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
7 1 (2.78%) Geospatial Developer
7 1 (2.78%) HTML CSS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (25.00%) Natural Language Processing
2 3 (8.33%) .NET
2 3 (8.33%) ASP.NET
2 3 (8.33%) ASP.NET MVC
2 3 (8.33%) REST
2 3 (8.33%) Web Services
3 1 (2.78%) CSS
3 1 (2.78%) ggplot
3 1 (2.78%) HTML
3 1 (2.78%) Matplotlib
Miscellaneous
1 11 (30.56%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (25.00%) Algorithms
3 5 (13.89%) Embedded Systems
3 5 (13.89%) Internet of Things
4 4 (11.11%) Blog
5 3 (8.33%) Robotics
6 2 (5.56%) Data Centre
6 2 (5.56%) Life Science
6 2 (5.56%) NHS
7 1 (2.78%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 2 (5.56%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (47.22%) Artificial Intelligence
2 15 (41.67%) Machine Learning
3 14 (38.89%) Computer Science
3 14 (38.89%) Data Science
3 14 (38.89%) Mathematics
4 13 (36.11%) Physics
5 12 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
6 10 (27.78%) Analytics
6 10 (27.78%) Feasibility Study
7 9 (25.00%) Deep Learning
8 7 (19.44%) Mentoring
9 5 (13.89%) Actionable Insight
9 5 (13.89%) Coaching
9 5 (13.89%) Computer Vision
9 5 (13.89%) Pattern Recognition
9 5 (13.89%) Performance Analysis
9 5 (13.89%) Process Improvement
9 5 (13.89%) Prototyping
9 5 (13.89%) Technical Leadership
9 5 (13.89%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 18 (50.00%) Python
2 14 (38.89%) C++
3 12 (33.33%) R
4 11 (30.56%) MATLAB
5 8 (22.22%) C
6 5 (13.89%) SQL
7 4 (11.11%) C#
7 4 (11.11%) JavaScript
8 2 (5.56%) Scala
9 1 (2.78%) Java
Qualifications
1 18 (50.00%) Degree
2 5 (13.89%) Master's Degree
2 5 (13.89%) Postgraduate
Vendors
1 2 (5.56%) Google
2 1 (2.78%) Facebook
2 1 (2.78%) Microsoft
2 1 (2.78%) Tableau