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 3 months to 29 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

PhD
England / North West
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 205 224 253
Rank change year-on-year +19 +29  
Permanent jobs citing PhD 42 16 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.68% 0.28% 0.030%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.00% 1.11% 0.11%
Number of salaries quoted 38 13 2
Median salary £50,000 £42,500 £39,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +17.64% +8.97%  
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 the North West.

Academic & Professional Certification
North West
Permanent job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 1402 1444 1813
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 22.82% 25.16% 27.44%
Number of salaries quoted 1028 1165 1422
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £24,000 £23,900
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

PhD
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North West 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 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 3 months to 29 March 2017.

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 3 months to 29 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
Manchester +1 39 £50,000 +33.33% 6
Cheshire +7 2 £53,750 +26.47%
PhD
England

For the 6 months to 29 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 North West region with a requirement for PhD.

1 50 (73.53%) Python
2 44 (64.71%) Machine Learning
3 35 (51.47%) Mathematics
4 32 (47.06%) R
5 29 (42.65%) Statistics
6 28 (41.18%) SQL
7 27 (39.71%) Degree
8 26 (38.24%) Analytics
9 25 (36.76%) Agile Software Development
10 23 (33.82%) C++
10 23 (33.82%) Big Data
11 22 (32.35%) Computer Science
12 21 (30.88%) Algorithms
12 21 (30.88%) Decision Tree
13 20 (29.41%) MATLAB
14 16 (23.53%) Predictive Modelling
14 16 (23.53%) SAS
15 14 (20.59%) Visualisation
15 14 (20.59%) Analytical Skills
15 14 (20.59%) Data Analytics
15 14 (20.59%) Relational Database
16 12 (17.65%) Tableau
16 12 (17.65%) Neural Network
17 11 (16.18%) Software Engineering
17 11 (16.18%) Data Analysis
17 11 (16.18%) Logistic Regression
17 11 (16.18%) Statistical Analysis
17 11 (16.18%) C
17 11 (16.18%) Open Source
17 11 (16.18%) Hadoop

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 16 (23.53%) SAS
2 8 (11.76%) Apache Spark
3 5 (7.35%) Apache Pig
Applications
1 9 (13.24%) SPSS
2 4 (5.88%) S-PLUS
2 4 (5.88%) Stata
3 2 (2.94%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.47%) SAP Oil and Gas
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (33.82%) Big Data
2 14 (20.59%) Relational Database
3 11 (16.18%) Hadoop
4 10 (14.71%) Data Mining
4 10 (14.71%) NoSQL
5 6 (8.82%) SQL Server
6 5 (7.35%) Apache Hive
7 4 (5.88%) Apache Cassandra
7 4 (5.88%) HBase
7 4 (5.88%) RDBMS
8 3 (4.41%) QlikView
General
1 7 (10.29%) Advertising
1 7 (10.29%) Marketing
1 7 (10.29%) Retail
2 3 (4.41%) Games
3 1 (1.47%) Electronics
3 1 (1.47%) Finance
3 1 (1.47%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.47%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 39 (57.35%) Data Scientist
2 17 (25.00%) Senior Data Scientist
3 9 (13.24%) Data Modeller
4 4 (5.88%) Developer
4 4 (5.88%) Embedded Engineer
4 4 (5.88%) Senior Data Modeller
5 3 (4.41%) Machine Learning Scientist
6 2 (2.94%) C++ Developer
6 2 (2.94%) Full Stack Developer
6 2 (2.94%) Full Stack Web Developer
6 2 (2.94%) Research Manager
6 2 (2.94%) Web Developer
7 1 (1.47%) Analyst
7 1 (1.47%) Data Analyst
7 1 (1.47%) Head of Analytics
7 1 (1.47%) Head of Data Analytics
7 1 (1.47%) Head of Development
7 1 (1.47%) Python Software Engineer
7 1 (1.47%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (8.82%) Natural Language Processing
2 5 (7.35%) OpenGL
2 5 (7.35%) WebGL
3 2 (2.94%) .NET
3 2 (2.94%) ASP.NET
3 2 (2.94%) Celery
3 2 (2.94%) Django
Miscellaneous
1 22 (32.35%) Computer Science
2 21 (30.88%) Algorithms
3 14 (20.59%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (5.88%) Embedded Systems
5 2 (2.94%) Credit Risk
6 1 (1.47%) Augmented Reality
Operating Systems
1 4 (5.88%) Windows
2 2 (2.94%) Linux
2 2 (2.94%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (64.71%) Machine Learning
2 35 (51.47%) Mathematics
3 29 (42.65%) Statistics
4 26 (38.24%) Analytics
5 25 (36.76%) Agile Software Development
6 21 (30.88%) Decision Tree
7 16 (23.53%) Predictive Modelling
8 14 (20.59%) Data Analytics
8 14 (20.59%) Visualisation
9 12 (17.65%) Neural Network
10 11 (16.18%) Data Analysis
10 11 (16.18%) Linear Regression
10 11 (16.18%) Logistic Regression
10 11 (16.18%) Open Source
10 11 (16.18%) Software Engineering
10 11 (16.18%) Statistical Analysis
11 10 (14.71%) Computer Vision
11 10 (14.71%) Data Modelling
12 9 (13.24%) Big Data Analytics
13 8 (11.76%) Physics
Programming Languages
1 50 (73.53%) Python
2 32 (47.06%) R
3 28 (41.18%) SQL
4 23 (33.82%) C++
5 20 (29.41%) MATLAB
6 11 (16.18%) C
7 6 (8.82%) Scala
8 5 (7.35%) Java
8 5 (7.35%) Perl
9 4 (5.88%) C#
10 3 (4.41%) VBA
11 2 (2.94%) JavaScript
12 1 (1.47%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 27 (39.71%) Degree
2 7 (10.29%) Postgraduate
Vendors
1 12 (17.65%) Tableau
2 4 (5.88%) Splunk
3 3 (4.41%) Google
4 2 (2.94%) Cloudera
4 2 (2.94%) Hortonworks
4 2 (2.94%) Oracle
5 1 (1.47%) SAP
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