Period
to 16 July 2018

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 16 July 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

PhD
England > North West
6 months to
16 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 334 283 282
Rank change year-on-year -51 -1 +76
Permanent jobs citing PhD 35 93 55
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.28% 0.71% 0.48%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.35% 3.13% 1.97%
Number of salaries quoted 25 87 57
North West median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +25.00% +11.89%
10th Percentile £33,750 £30,450 £27,500
90th Percentile £72,500 £77,500 £47,500
England median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.55% +10.00% +6.38%

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 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 2,597 2,974 2,795
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 20.66% 22.59% 24.20%
Number of salaries quoted 1,924 2,239 2,291
North West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - +3.90%
10th Percentile £23,575 £23,250 £24,000
90th Percentile £65,000 £63,250 £60,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £45,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +9.89% -4.21% +5.56%

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 16 July 2018.

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 16 July 2018. 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 -34 26 £57,500 +15.00% 2
Cheshire -7 6 £47,500 -13.64%
Merseyside - 2 £40,750 -
Lancashire +7 1 £37,500 +7.14%
PhD
England

For the 6 months to 16 July 2018, 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 28 (80.00%) Mathematics
2 25 (71.43%) Data Science
3 24 (68.57%) Python
4 20 (57.14%) R
4 20 (57.14%) Machine Learning
4 20 (57.14%) Analytics
5 18 (51.43%) Computer Science
6 16 (45.71%) Data Analytics
7 14 (40.00%) SQL
7 14 (40.00%) Statistics
8 13 (37.14%) Algorithms
9 12 (34.29%) Degree
10 10 (28.57%) C++
10 10 (28.57%) Mathematical Modelling
11 9 (25.71%) Statistical Analysis
12 8 (22.86%) Agile Software Development
12 8 (22.86%) C
12 8 (22.86%) Big Data
12 8 (22.86%) Numerate Degree
13 7 (20.00%) Master's Degree
13 7 (20.00%) Applied Mathematics
13 7 (20.00%) SQL Server
14 6 (17.14%) Econometrics
14 6 (17.14%) Operations Research
14 6 (17.14%) Artificial Intelligence
14 6 (17.14%) Software Engineering
14 6 (17.14%) Economics
14 6 (17.14%) Physics
14 6 (17.14%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
14 6 (17.14%) Pricing Strategy

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 3 (8.57%) Apache Spark
2 1 (2.86%) Apache Pig
Applications
1 1 (2.86%) Simulink
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.86%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (2.86%) Google Analytics
1 1 (2.86%) Google Cloud Platform
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (22.86%) Big Data
2 7 (20.00%) SQL Server
3 4 (11.43%) Data Mining
4 2 (5.71%) NoSQL
5 1 (2.86%) Apache Cassandra
5 1 (2.86%) Apache Hive
5 1 (2.86%) BigQuery
5 1 (2.86%) Hadoop
5 1 (2.86%) HBase
5 1 (2.86%) QlikView
5 1 (2.86%) RDBMS
5 1 (2.86%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 6 (17.14%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 2 (5.71%) Git (software)
General
1 4 (11.43%) Finance
1 4 (11.43%) Pharmaceutical
2 3 (8.57%) Electronics
2 3 (8.57%) Marketing
3 2 (5.71%) Games
3 2 (5.71%) Manufacturing
3 2 (5.71%) Telecoms
4 1 (2.86%) Legal
4 1 (2.86%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 17 (48.57%) Data Scientist
2 5 (14.29%) Analytics Manager
2 5 (14.29%) Project Manager
2 5 (14.29%) Software Engineer
3 4 (11.43%) Cloud Engineer
3 4 (11.43%) Cloud Software Engineer
3 4 (11.43%) Data Analytics Manager
3 4 (11.43%) Developer
3 4 (11.43%) Software Project Manager
4 3 (8.57%) Kubernetes Engineer
5 2 (5.71%) Graduate
6 1 (2.86%) Computer Engineer
6 1 (2.86%) Data Manager
6 1 (2.86%) Embedded Software Developer
6 1 (2.86%) Embedded Software Engineer
6 1 (2.86%) Graduate Developer
6 1 (2.86%) Junior
6 1 (2.86%) Junior Software Engineer
6 1 (2.86%) Senior Manager
6 1 (2.86%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.71%) Natural Language Processing
1 2 (5.71%) NumPy
1 2 (5.71%) Pandas
2 1 (2.86%) .NET
2 1 (2.86%) Kafka
2 1 (2.86%) OpenGL
2 1 (2.86%) Qt
2 1 (2.86%) React
2 1 (2.86%) React Native
2 1 (2.86%) Redux
2 1 (2.86%) SciPy
2 1 (2.86%) TensorFlow
2 1 (2.86%) Unity (Game Engine)
2 1 (2.86%) Unreal Engine
2 1 (2.86%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 18 (51.43%) Computer Science
2 13 (37.14%) Algorithms
3 5 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (11.43%) PMI
5 1 (2.86%) Animation
5 1 (2.86%) Device Driver
5 1 (2.86%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
5 1 (2.86%) Life Science
5 1 (2.86%) Mobile App
5 1 (2.86%) Verilog
5 1 (2.86%) VHDL
Operating Systems
1 5 (14.29%) Linux
2 1 (2.86%) Android
2 1 (2.86%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (80.00%) Mathematics
2 25 (71.43%) Data Science
3 20 (57.14%) Analytics
3 20 (57.14%) Machine Learning
4 16 (45.71%) Data Analytics
5 14 (40.00%) Statistics
6 10 (28.57%) Mathematical Modelling
7 9 (25.71%) Statistical Analysis
8 8 (22.86%) Agile Software Development
9 7 (20.00%) Applied Mathematics
10 6 (17.14%) Artificial Intelligence
10 6 (17.14%) Commercial Awareness
10 6 (17.14%) Dynamic Pricing
10 6 (17.14%) Econometrics
10 6 (17.14%) Economics
10 6 (17.14%) Operations Research
10 6 (17.14%) Physics
10 6 (17.14%) Price Optimisation
10 6 (17.14%) Pricing Strategy
10 6 (17.14%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 24 (68.57%) Python
2 20 (57.14%) R
3 14 (40.00%) SQL
4 10 (28.57%) C++
5 8 (22.86%) C
6 5 (14.29%) MATLAB
7 4 (11.43%) Go
8 2 (5.71%) C#
8 2 (5.71%) JavaScript
9 1 (2.86%) Apple Swift
9 1 (2.86%) Java
9 1 (2.86%) Objective-C
9 1 (2.86%) TypeScript
9 1 (2.86%) VB
Qualifications
1 12 (34.29%) Degree
2 8 (22.86%) Numerate Degree
3 7 (20.00%) Master's Degree
4 4 (11.43%) PMI Certification
5 1 (2.86%) HNC
5 1 (2.86%) HND
Systems Management
1 4 (11.43%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 2 (5.71%) Capita
1 2 (5.71%) SAP
2 1 (2.86%) Google
2 1 (2.86%) Splunk
2 1 (2.86%) Tableau
2 1 (2.86%) Xilinx