Period
to 17 November 2017

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

PhD
England > North West
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 330 299 356
Rank change year-on-year -31 +57 +23
Permanent jobs citing PhD 43 71 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.33% 0.57% 0.061%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.52% 2.53% 0.24%
Number of salaries quoted 36 71 7
North West median annual salary £57,500 £40,000 £37,230
Median salary % change year-on-year +43.75% +7.44% +35.38%
10th Percentile £32,500 £27,500 £32,500
90th Percentile £102,125 £68,750 £46,697
England median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +10.00% - +7.53%

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 2826 2808 3305
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 21.39% 22.51% 25.23%
Number of salaries quoted 2162 2235 2533
North West median annual salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £22,500 £25,500 £21,750
90th Percentile £63,750 £62,500 £60,000
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 November 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 6 months to 17 November 2017. 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 33 £60,000 +50.00% 3
Lancashire +8 6 £35,000 -
Cheshire -35 2 £55,000 +83.33% 1
Cumbria - 1 £41,000 -
PhD
England

For the 6 months to 17 November 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 32 (74.42%) Python
2 31 (72.09%) Mathematics
3 29 (67.44%) Machine Learning
4 23 (53.49%) Statistics
5 20 (46.51%) Degree
6 19 (44.19%) R
7 18 (41.86%) Computer Science
8 17 (39.53%) SQL
9 15 (34.88%) Analytics
10 14 (32.56%) MATLAB
11 13 (30.23%) C++
11 13 (30.23%) Algorithms
12 11 (25.58%) SQL Server
12 11 (25.58%) SAS
12 11 (25.58%) Mathematical Modelling
13 10 (23.26%) Finance
13 10 (23.26%) Big Data
13 10 (23.26%) Visualisation
14 9 (20.93%) Business Intelligence
15 8 (18.60%) Statistical Analysis
15 8 (18.60%) Hadoop
15 8 (18.60%) Data Analytics
16 7 (16.28%) Analytical Skills
16 7 (16.28%) Data Visualisation
16 7 (16.28%) Master's Degree
17 6 (13.95%) Agile Software Development
17 6 (13.95%) Artificial Intelligence
17 6 (13.95%) Neural Network
17 6 (13.95%) SPSS
17 6 (13.95%) 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 11 (25.58%) SAS
2 4 (9.30%) Apache Pig
3 3 (6.98%) Apache Spark
4 1 (2.33%) Apache
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%) GNU Octave
3 1 (2.33%) Weka
Business Applications
1 1 (2.33%) Dynamics NAV
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (25.58%) SQL Server
2 10 (23.26%) Big Data
3 8 (18.60%) Hadoop
4 6 (13.95%) Data Warehouse
5 5 (11.63%) NoSQL
5 5 (11.63%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 4 (9.30%) Apache Hive
6 4 (9.30%) Data Mining
7 3 (6.98%) Apache Cassandra
7 3 (6.98%) Relational Database
8 2 (4.65%) QlikView
9 1 (2.33%) HBase
9 1 (2.33%) RDBMS
9 1 (2.33%) Yellowfin
Development Applications
1 4 (9.30%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 1 (2.33%) Git (software)
2 1 (2.33%) Jenkins
2 1 (2.33%) Moq
General
1 10 (23.26%) Finance
2 5 (11.63%) Electronics
2 5 (11.63%) Manufacturing
2 5 (11.63%) Marketing
2 5 (11.63%) Retail
3 4 (9.30%) Telecoms
4 1 (2.33%) Games
Job Titles
1 23 (53.49%) Data Scientist
2 7 (16.28%) Data Manager
3 5 (11.63%) Analyst
3 5 (11.63%) Insight Analyst
3 5 (11.63%) Senior Data Scientist
4 4 (9.30%) Research Scientist
5 3 (6.98%) Machine Learning Scientist
6 2 (4.65%) Senior Manager
7 1 (2.33%) C# Software Engineer
7 1 (2.33%) Computer Scientist
7 1 (2.33%) Computer Vision Scientist
7 1 (2.33%) Design Engineer
7 1 (2.33%) Electronics Design Engineer
7 1 (2.33%) Electronics Engineer
7 1 (2.33%) Junior
7 1 (2.33%) Junior Data Scientist
7 1 (2.33%) Machine Learning Specialist
7 1 (2.33%) Research Manager
7 1 (2.33%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (6.98%) Natural Language Processing
2 2 (4.65%) .NET
2 2 (4.65%) AngularJS
2 2 (4.65%) OpenGL
2 2 (4.65%) WebGL
3 1 (2.33%) .NET Core
3 1 (2.33%) Autofac
3 1 (2.33%) D3.js
3 1 (2.33%) Kafka
3 1 (2.33%) NumPy
3 1 (2.33%) PySpark
Miscellaneous
1 18 (41.86%) Computer Science
2 13 (30.23%) Algorithms
3 7 (16.28%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (9.30%) Robotics
5 1 (2.33%) Acoustics
5 1 (2.33%) CPLD
5 1 (2.33%) Data Structures
5 1 (2.33%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
5 1 (2.33%) Linux Command Line
5 1 (2.33%) Online Games
5 1 (2.33%) Social Media
5 1 (2.33%) VHDL
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (72.09%) Mathematics
2 29 (67.44%) Machine Learning
3 23 (53.49%) Statistics
4 15 (34.88%) Analytics
5 11 (25.58%) Mathematical Modelling
6 10 (23.26%) Visualisation
7 9 (20.93%) Business Intelligence
8 8 (18.60%) Data Analytics
8 8 (18.60%) Statistical Analysis
9 7 (16.28%) Data Visualisation
10 6 (13.95%) Actionable Insight
10 6 (13.95%) Agile Software Development
10 6 (13.95%) Artificial Intelligence
10 6 (13.95%) Bayesian Methods
10 6 (13.95%) Deep Learning
10 6 (13.95%) Neural Network
11 5 (11.63%) Business Forecasting
11 5 (11.63%) Decision Tree
11 5 (11.63%) Econometrics
11 5 (11.63%) Prototyping
Programming Languages
1 32 (74.42%) Python
2 19 (44.19%) R
3 17 (39.53%) SQL
4 14 (32.56%) MATLAB
5 13 (30.23%) C++
6 5 (11.63%) C#
7 4 (9.30%) Java
8 2 (4.65%) C
9 1 (2.33%) JavaScript
9 1 (2.33%) Ruby
9 1 (2.33%) Scala
9 1 (2.33%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 20 (46.51%) Degree
2 7 (16.28%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.33%) Actionable Recommendations
System Software
1 1 (2.33%) Firmware
Vendors
1 4 (9.30%) Microsoft
1 4 (9.30%) SAP
2 2 (4.65%) Cloudera
2 2 (4.65%) Tableau
3 1 (2.33%) DevExpress
3 1 (2.33%) EMC
3 1 (2.33%) Splunk
3 1 (2.33%) Xilinx