Period
to 17 January 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 17 January 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

PhD
England > North West
6 months to
17 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 324 310 340
Rank change year-on-year -14 +30 +16
Permanent jobs citing PhD 43 54 12
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.34% 0.44% 0.10%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.70% 1.94% 0.38%
Number of salaries quoted 35 50 6
North West median annual salary £52,500 £41,250 £37,230
Median salary % change year-on-year +27.27% +10.80% +35.38%
10th Percentile £33,000 £32,500 £35,816
90th Percentile £104,050 £68,750 £52,500
England median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year - +4.76% +10.53%

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 2,532 2,783 3,198
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 20.03% 22.50% 26.80%
Number of salaries quoted 1,931 2,153 2,456
North West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £39,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% +2.56% -2.50%
10th Percentile £22,750 £24,500 £22,000
90th Percentile £65,000 £60,000 £58,750
England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +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 17 January 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 17 January 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 +6 33 £50,000 +21.21% 7
Lancashire +6 4 - -
Cheshire -37 4 £55,000 +46.67%
Merseyside +32 1 £57,500 +4.55% 1
PhD
England

For the 6 months to 17 January 2018, 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 30 (69.77%) Python
2 29 (67.44%) Mathematics
3 28 (65.12%) Machine Learning
4 25 (58.14%) Statistics
5 20 (46.51%) Computer Science
6 19 (44.19%) Analytics
7 18 (41.86%) Degree
7 18 (41.86%) SQL
8 14 (32.56%) R
9 10 (23.26%) Data Analytics
9 10 (23.26%) SQL Server
10 9 (20.93%) C++
11 8 (18.60%) SAS
11 8 (18.60%) Finance
11 8 (18.60%) Algorithms
11 8 (18.60%) Hadoop
12 7 (16.28%) Software Engineering
12 7 (16.28%) Artificial Intelligence
12 7 (16.28%) Master's Degree
13 6 (13.95%) SPSS
13 6 (13.95%) MATLAB
13 6 (13.95%) Statistical Modelling
14 5 (11.63%) Deep Learning
14 5 (11.63%) Bayesian Methods
14 5 (11.63%) Analytical Skills
14 5 (11.63%) Apache Spark
14 5 (11.63%) Visualisation
14 5 (11.63%) Data Visualisation
14 5 (11.63%) Open Source
14 5 (11.63%) Data Warehouse

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 8 (18.60%) SAS
2 5 (11.63%) Apache Spark
3 3 (6.98%) Apache Pig
Applications
1 6 (13.95%) SPSS
2 4 (9.30%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (9.30%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (9.30%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 4 (9.30%) S-PLUS
2 4 (9.30%) Stata
3 1 (2.33%) Chatbot
3 1 (2.33%) GNU Octave
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (23.26%) SQL Server
2 8 (18.60%) Hadoop
3 5 (11.63%) Data Mining
3 5 (11.63%) Data Warehouse
4 4 (9.30%) Big Data
4 4 (9.30%) NoSQL
4 4 (9.30%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 3 (6.98%) Apache Cassandra
6 2 (4.65%) Relational Database
7 1 (2.33%) Apache Hive
7 1 (2.33%) HBase
7 1 (2.33%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 4 (9.30%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 1 (2.33%) Git (software)
General
1 8 (18.60%) Finance
2 2 (4.65%) Banking
2 2 (4.65%) Games
2 2 (4.65%) Investment Banking
2 2 (4.65%) Law
3 1 (2.33%) Electronics
3 1 (2.33%) Manufacturing
3 1 (2.33%) Marketing
3 1 (2.33%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 25 (58.14%) Data Scientist
2 5 (11.63%) Analyst
3 4 (9.30%) Insight Analyst
3 4 (9.30%) Machine Learning Scientist
3 4 (9.30%) Research Scientist
4 3 (6.98%) Machine Learning Specialist
5 2 (4.65%) Computer Engineer
5 2 (4.65%) Computer Vision Engineer
5 2 (4.65%) Data Manager
5 2 (4.65%) Senior Data Scientist
5 2 (4.65%) Senior Manager
6 1 (2.33%) Architect
6 1 (2.33%) Embedded Software Developer
6 1 (2.33%) Embedded Software Engineer
6 1 (2.33%) Java Architect
6 1 (2.33%) Junior
6 1 (2.33%) Service Analyst
6 1 (2.33%) Service Control Analyst
6 1 (2.33%) Software Developer
6 1 (2.33%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.65%) Natural Language Processing
1 2 (4.65%) OpenCV
1 2 (4.65%) scikit-learn
2 1 (2.33%) .NET
2 1 (2.33%) .NET Core
2 1 (2.33%) AngularJS
2 1 (2.33%) NumPy
2 1 (2.33%) OpenGL
2 1 (2.33%) REST
2 1 (2.33%) Spring
2 1 (2.33%) TensorFlow
Miscellaneous
1 20 (46.51%) Computer Science
2 8 (18.60%) Algorithms
3 5 (11.63%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (9.30%) Greenfield Project
4 4 (9.30%) Social Media
5 1 (2.33%) Device Driver
5 1 (2.33%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
5 1 (2.33%) Fintech
5 1 (2.33%) Online Games
5 1 (2.33%) Robotics
5 1 (2.33%) Verilog
5 1 (2.33%) VHDL
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.33%) Embedded Linux
1 1 (2.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (67.44%) Mathematics
2 28 (65.12%) Machine Learning
3 25 (58.14%) Statistics
4 19 (44.19%) Analytics
5 10 (23.26%) Data Analytics
6 7 (16.28%) Artificial Intelligence
6 7 (16.28%) Software Engineering
7 6 (13.95%) Statistical Modelling
8 5 (11.63%) Actionable Insight
8 5 (11.63%) Bayesian Methods
8 5 (11.63%) Data Visualisation
8 5 (11.63%) Deep Learning
8 5 (11.63%) Mathematical Modelling
8 5 (11.63%) Neural Network
8 5 (11.63%) Open Source
8 5 (11.63%) Statistical Analysis
8 5 (11.63%) Visualisation
9 4 (9.30%) Computer Vision
9 4 (9.30%) Price Optimisation
9 4 (9.30%) Pricing Strategy
Programming Languages
1 30 (69.77%) Python
2 18 (41.86%) SQL
3 14 (32.56%) R
4 9 (20.93%) C++
5 6 (13.95%) MATLAB
6 4 (9.30%) C#
7 2 (4.65%) C
8 1 (2.33%) Java
8 1 (2.33%) JavaScript
8 1 (2.33%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 18 (41.86%) Degree
2 7 (16.28%) Master's Degree
3 2 (4.65%) Postgraduate
4 1 (2.33%) HNC
4 1 (2.33%) HND
Vendors
1 4 (9.30%) Facebook
1 4 (9.30%) Microsoft
1 4 (9.30%) Twitter
2 2 (4.65%) Cloudera
3 1 (2.33%) Apple
3 1 (2.33%) Splunk
3 1 (2.33%) Tableau
3 1 (2.33%) Xilinx