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 22 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

PhD
England / North West
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 215 191 257
Rank change year-on-year -24 +66  
Permanent jobs citing PhD 54 37 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.79% 0.66% 0.016%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.60% 2.71% 0.064%
Number of salaries quoted 52 36 1
Median salary £41,000 £40,000 £36,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.50% +9.58%  
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year -5.88% +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 1502 1367 1560
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 22.00% 24.28% 24.43%
Number of salaries quoted 1165 1157 1262
Median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.25%  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £26,000 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year - +2.40%  

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 22 June 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 22 June 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 -16 51 £50,000 +25.00% 2
Cumbria - 2 £41,000 -
Lancashire - 1 £35,000 -
PhD
England

For the 6 months to 22 June 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 66 (71.74%) Python
2 64 (69.57%) Machine Learning
3 56 (60.87%) Mathematics
4 42 (45.65%) C++
5 38 (41.30%) R
6 36 (39.13%) SQL
6 36 (39.13%) MATLAB
7 33 (35.87%) Algorithms
8 32 (34.78%) Agile Software Development
9 30 (32.61%) Degree
10 29 (31.52%) Big Data
11 28 (30.43%) Computer Science
12 23 (25.00%) Statistical Analysis
12 23 (25.00%) Statistics
13 20 (21.74%) Analytics
13 20 (21.74%) Mathematical Modelling
14 19 (20.65%) Decision Tree
15 18 (19.57%) Computer Vision
16 17 (18.48%) Software Engineering
17 15 (16.30%) Analytical Skills
18 14 (15.22%) Relational Database
18 14 (15.22%) Statistical Modelling
18 14 (15.22%) Visualisation
18 14 (15.22%) Neural Network
18 14 (15.22%) Data Modelling
19 13 (14.13%) Marketing
19 13 (14.13%) Artificial Intelligence
19 13 (14.13%) Hadoop
19 13 (14.13%) Data Analytics
20 12 (13.04%) Apache Hive

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 4 (4.35%) Apache Spark
1 4 (4.35%) SAS
2 3 (3.26%) Apache Pig
3 1 (1.09%) Apache
Applications
1 4 (4.35%) SPSS
2 3 (3.26%) S-PLUS
2 3 (3.26%) Stata
3 2 (2.17%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (1.09%) Weka
Business Applications
1 10 (10.87%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (2.17%) Dynamics NAV
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (31.52%) Big Data
2 14 (15.22%) Relational Database
3 13 (14.13%) Hadoop
4 12 (13.04%) Apache Hive
5 8 (8.70%) Data Mining
6 7 (7.61%) NoSQL
7 3 (3.26%) Apache Cassandra
7 3 (3.26%) HBase
7 3 (3.26%) QlikView
7 3 (3.26%) RDBMS
7 3 (3.26%) SQL Server
8 1 (1.09%) Text Mining
8 1 (1.09%) Yellowfin
Development Applications
1 1 (1.09%) Git (software)
1 1 (1.09%) Jenkins
1 1 (1.09%) Moq
General
1 13 (14.13%) Marketing
2 12 (13.04%) Electronics
2 12 (13.04%) Manufacturing
3 10 (10.87%) Finance
3 10 (10.87%) Retail
3 10 (10.87%) Telecoms
4 3 (3.26%) Advertising
5 2 (2.17%) Games
Job Titles
1 41 (44.57%) Data Scientist
2 13 (14.13%) Senior Data Scientist
3 12 (13.04%) Developer
4 10 (10.87%) Data Manager
5 9 (9.78%) Data Modeller
6 7 (7.61%) Full Stack Developer
7 5 (5.43%) C++ Developer
7 5 (5.43%) Research Manager
8 4 (4.35%) Full Stack Web Developer
8 4 (4.35%) Machine Learning Scientist
8 4 (4.35%) Senior Data Modeller
8 4 (4.35%) Web Developer
9 3 (3.26%) Data Analytics Scientist
9 3 (3.26%) Machine Learning Researcher
9 3 (3.26%) Software Engineer
10 2 (2.17%) Design Engineer
10 2 (2.17%) Electronics Design Engineer
10 2 (2.17%) Electronics Engineer
10 2 (2.17%) Python Software Engineer
11 1 (1.09%) Data Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (9.78%) OpenGL
1 9 (9.78%) WebGL
2 8 (8.70%) .NET
3 7 (7.61%) ASP.NET
4 6 (6.52%) Natural Language Processing
5 1 (1.09%) AngularJS
5 1 (1.09%) Autofac
5 1 (1.09%) D3.js
5 1 (1.09%) Kafka
5 1 (1.09%) Keras
5 1 (1.09%) NumPy
5 1 (1.09%) PySpark
5 1 (1.09%) TensorFlow
Miscellaneous
1 33 (35.87%) Algorithms
2 28 (30.43%) Computer Science
3 15 (16.30%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (2.17%) CPLD
4 2 (2.17%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
4 2 (2.17%) VHDL
5 1 (1.09%) Augmented Reality
5 1 (1.09%) Credit Risk
5 1 (1.09%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 12 (13.04%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 64 (69.57%) Machine Learning
2 56 (60.87%) Mathematics
3 32 (34.78%) Agile Software Development
4 23 (25.00%) Statistical Analysis
4 23 (25.00%) Statistics
5 20 (21.74%) Analytics
5 20 (21.74%) Mathematical Modelling
6 19 (20.65%) Decision Tree
7 18 (19.57%) Computer Vision
8 17 (18.48%) Software Engineering
9 14 (15.22%) Data Modelling
9 14 (15.22%) Neural Network
9 14 (15.22%) Statistical Modelling
9 14 (15.22%) Visualisation
10 13 (14.13%) Artificial Intelligence
10 13 (14.13%) Data Analytics
11 12 (13.04%) Predictive Modelling
12 11 (11.96%) 3D Modelling
12 11 (11.96%) Business Intelligence
12 11 (11.96%) Prototyping
Programming Languages
1 66 (71.74%) Python
2 42 (45.65%) C++
3 38 (41.30%) R
4 36 (39.13%) MATLAB
4 36 (39.13%) SQL
5 11 (11.96%) Java
6 9 (9.78%) C
7 8 (8.70%) C#
8 7 (7.61%) JavaScript
9 3 (3.26%) Scala
10 2 (2.17%) VBA
Qualifications
1 30 (32.61%) Degree
2 8 (8.70%) Numerate Degree
3 6 (6.52%) Postgraduate
4 2 (2.17%) Computer Science Degree
4 2 (2.17%) Master's Degree
System Software
1 2 (2.17%) Firmware
Vendors
1 11 (11.96%) Tableau
2 10 (10.87%) SAP
3 7 (7.61%) Oracle
4 4 (4.35%) Google
5 3 (3.26%) Splunk
6 2 (2.17%) EMC
6 2 (2.17%) Xilinx
7 1 (1.09%) DevExpress
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