Period
to 4 August 2020

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 4 August 2020 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
4 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 214 304 328
Rank change year-on-year +90 +24 -37
Permanent jobs citing PhD 13 42 34
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the North West 0.26% 0.40% 0.28%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.35% 1.78% 1.32%
Number of salaries quoted 3 13 25
Median annual salary £90,000 £45,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +100.00% -18.18% +10.00%
England median annual salary £65,000 £62,500 £57,500
% change year-on-year +4.00% +8.70% +9.52%

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 962 2,361 2,567
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 18.95% 22.40% 20.77%
Number of salaries quoted 679 1,545 1,908
Median annual salary £48,750 £43,000 £43,250
Median salary % change year-on-year +13.37% -0.58% +8.13%
10th Percentile £27,500 £24,000 £23,500
90th Percentile £70,000 £66,900 £66,250
England median annual salary £53,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +7.00% - +9.89%

PhD
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings citing PhD as a proportion 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

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing PhD in the North West.

Salary trend for PhD in the North West

PhD
Salary Histogram in the North West

Salary distribution for jobs citing PhD in the North West over the 6 months to 4 August 2020.

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 4 August 2020. 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
Cheshire +53 8 £90,000 +118.18% 2
Manchester +69 5 £40,000 -15.79% 7
PhD
England

For the 6 months to 4 August 2020, 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 12 (92.31%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (53.85%) Analytics
2 7 (53.85%) Data Science
3 6 (46.15%) Algorithms
3 6 (46.15%) SDLC
3 6 (46.15%) Threat Modelling
3 6 (46.15%) Mathematics
3 6 (46.15%) Azure
3 6 (46.15%) PaaS
3 6 (46.15%) Software Architecture
3 6 (46.15%) TOGAF
3 6 (46.15%) Data Analysis
3 6 (46.15%) Pharmaceutical
3 6 (46.15%) Innovative Thinking
4 5 (38.46%) Python
4 5 (38.46%) Machine Learning
5 4 (30.77%) Embedded Systems
5 4 (30.77%) Test Automation
5 4 (30.77%) Computer Science
5 4 (30.77%) Process Improvement
5 4 (30.77%) Feasibility Study
5 4 (30.77%) Performance Analysis
5 4 (30.77%) Internet of Things
5 4 (30.77%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (30.77%) Internet
5 4 (30.77%) C
5 4 (30.77%) C++
5 4 (30.77%) Electronics
5 4 (30.77%) Automotive
5 4 (30.77%) Technical Leadership

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 1 (7.69%) CMS
Applications
1 1 (7.69%) Stata
Cloud Services
1 6 (46.15%) Azure
1 6 (46.15%) PaaS
2 1 (7.69%) NuGet
Communications & Networking
1 4 (30.77%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.69%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 2 (15.38%) Git (software)
1 2 (15.38%) TeamCity
2 1 (7.69%) IntelliJ
2 1 (7.69%) JUnit
2 1 (7.69%) Mockito
General
1 6 (46.15%) Pharmaceutical
2 4 (30.77%) Automotive
2 4 (30.77%) Electronics
3 1 (7.69%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (46.15%) Architect
1 6 (46.15%) Software Architect
2 4 (30.77%) Senior Test Automation Engineer
2 4 (30.77%) Senior Test Engineer
2 4 (30.77%) Test Automation Engineer
2 4 (30.77%) Test Engineer
3 2 (15.38%) Developer
3 2 (15.38%) Senior Developer
4 1 (7.69%) .NET Developer
4 1 (7.69%) Data Scientist
4 1 (7.69%) Java Developer
4 1 (7.69%) Senior .NET Developer
4 1 (7.69%) Senior Data Scientist
4 1 (7.69%) Senior Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (15.38%) REST
2 1 (7.69%) .NET
2 1 (7.69%) Natural Language Processing
2 1 (7.69%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 6 (46.15%) Algorithms
2 4 (30.77%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (30.77%) Embedded Systems
2 4 (30.77%) Internet of Things
3 1 (7.69%) Blog
3 1 (7.69%) Enterprise Software
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (92.31%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (53.85%) Analytics
2 7 (53.85%) Data Science
3 6 (46.15%) Data Analysis
3 6 (46.15%) Innovative Thinking
3 6 (46.15%) Mathematics
3 6 (46.15%) SDLC
3 6 (46.15%) Software Architecture
3 6 (46.15%) Threat Modelling
3 6 (46.15%) TOGAF
4 5 (38.46%) Machine Learning
5 4 (30.77%) Computer Science
5 4 (30.77%) Feasibility Study
5 4 (30.77%) Infrastructure Automation
5 4 (30.77%) Performance Analysis
5 4 (30.77%) Process Improvement
5 4 (30.77%) Technical Leadership
5 4 (30.77%) Test Automation
6 2 (15.38%) Pair Programming
6 2 (15.38%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 5 (38.46%) Python
2 4 (30.77%) C
2 4 (30.77%) C++
3 2 (15.38%) JavaScript
3 2 (15.38%) SQL
4 1 (7.69%) C#
4 1 (7.69%) Java
4 1 (7.69%) MATLAB
4 1 (7.69%) R
System Software
1 2 (15.38%) Docker