Period
to 20 October 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 20 October 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

PhD
England > North West
6 months to
20 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 303 282 366
Rank change year-on-year -21 +84 +11
Permanent jobs citing PhD 63 69 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.49% 0.57% 0.053%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.26% 2.46% 0.21%
Number of salaries quoted 56 70 7
North West median annual salary £55,000 £40,000 £37,230
Median salary % change year-on-year +37.50% +7.44% -32.31%
10th Percentile £29,000 £27,500 £32,500
90th Percentile £77,500 £67,625 £46,697
England median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +10.00% +5.26% -

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 2787 2807 3313
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 21.85% 23.06% 25.23%
Number of salaries quoted 2128 2258 2556
North West median annual salary £41,375 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.44% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £22,500 £25,000 £22,000
90th Percentile £63,750 £61,250 £60,000
England median annual salary £47,500 £45,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +4.40% +1.11% -

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 20 October 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 20 October 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 -14 54 £55,000 +37.50% 2
Lancashire +5 6 £35,000 -
Cumbria - 2 £41,000 -
Cheshire -25 1 £55,000 +83.33% 3
PhD
England

For the 6 months to 20 October 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 48 (76.19%) Python
2 46 (73.02%) Mathematics
2 46 (73.02%) Machine Learning
3 29 (46.03%) R
4 28 (44.44%) Statistics
5 27 (42.86%) MATLAB
6 24 (38.10%) C++
6 24 (38.10%) SQL
6 24 (38.10%) Algorithms
7 23 (36.51%) Big Data
8 22 (34.92%) Degree
9 21 (33.33%) Computer Science
9 21 (33.33%) Analytics
10 19 (30.16%) Mathematical Modelling
11 16 (25.40%) Data Analytics
11 16 (25.40%) Hadoop
11 16 (25.40%) Statistical Analysis
12 15 (23.81%) Artificial Intelligence
13 13 (20.63%) Agile Software Development
13 13 (20.63%) Finance
13 13 (20.63%) Java
14 12 (19.05%) SAS
14 12 (19.05%) Business Intelligence
14 12 (19.05%) Statistical Modelling
14 12 (19.05%) Apache Hive
15 11 (17.46%) Visualisation
16 10 (15.87%) SQL Server
16 10 (15.87%) Retail
16 10 (15.87%) Analytical Skills
17 9 (14.29%) Manufacturing

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 12 (19.05%) SAS
2 5 (7.94%) Apache Pig
3 4 (6.35%) Apache Spark
4 1 (1.59%) Apache
Applications
1 7 (11.11%) SPSS
2 5 (7.94%) S-PLUS
2 5 (7.94%) Stata
3 2 (3.17%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (3.17%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (3.17%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (1.59%) GNU Octave
4 1 (1.59%) Weka
Business Applications
1 2 (3.17%) Dynamics NAV
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (36.51%) Big Data
2 16 (25.40%) Hadoop
3 12 (19.05%) Apache Hive
4 10 (15.87%) SQL Server
5 6 (9.52%) Data Mining
5 6 (9.52%) NoSQL
5 6 (9.52%) Relational Database
6 5 (7.94%) Data Warehouse
6 5 (7.94%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 4 (6.35%) Apache Cassandra
8 2 (3.17%) HBase
8 2 (3.17%) QlikView
8 2 (3.17%) RDBMS
9 1 (1.59%) Text Mining
9 1 (1.59%) Yellowfin
Development Applications
1 2 (3.17%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 1 (1.59%) Git (software)
2 1 (1.59%) Jenkins
2 1 (1.59%) Moq
General
1 13 (20.63%) Finance
2 10 (15.87%) Retail
3 9 (14.29%) Electronics
3 9 (14.29%) Manufacturing
3 9 (14.29%) Marketing
4 7 (11.11%) Telecoms
5 2 (3.17%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 34 (53.97%) Data Scientist
2 10 (15.87%) Data Manager
2 10 (15.87%) Senior Data Scientist
3 5 (7.94%) Analyst
3 5 (7.94%) Insight Analyst
4 4 (6.35%) Developer
5 2 (3.17%) C++ Developer
5 2 (3.17%) Design Engineer
5 2 (3.17%) Electronics Design Engineer
5 2 (3.17%) Electronics Engineer
5 2 (3.17%) Full Stack Developer
5 2 (3.17%) Machine Learning Scientist
5 2 (3.17%) Research Manager
5 2 (3.17%) Research Scientist
5 2 (3.17%) Senior Manager
5 2 (3.17%) Software Engineer
6 1 (1.59%) Computer Vision Scientist
6 1 (1.59%) Data Engineer
6 1 (1.59%) Junior Data Scientist
6 1 (1.59%) Machine Learning Researcher
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (9.52%) Natural Language Processing
2 4 (6.35%) .NET
3 3 (4.76%) OpenGL
3 3 (4.76%) WebGL
4 2 (3.17%) AngularJS
4 2 (3.17%) ASP.NET
5 1 (1.59%) .NET Core
5 1 (1.59%) Autofac
5 1 (1.59%) D3.js
5 1 (1.59%) Kafka
5 1 (1.59%) Keras
5 1 (1.59%) NumPy
5 1 (1.59%) PySpark
5 1 (1.59%) TensorFlow
Miscellaneous
1 24 (38.10%) Algorithms
2 21 (33.33%) Computer Science
3 10 (15.87%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (6.35%) Robotics
5 2 (3.17%) CPLD
5 2 (3.17%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
5 2 (3.17%) VHDL
6 1 (1.59%) Data Structures
6 1 (1.59%) Linux Command Line
6 1 (1.59%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 4 (6.35%) Windows
2 1 (1.59%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (73.02%) Machine Learning
1 46 (73.02%) Mathematics
2 28 (44.44%) Statistics
3 21 (33.33%) Analytics
4 19 (30.16%) Mathematical Modelling
5 16 (25.40%) Data Analytics
5 16 (25.40%) Statistical Analysis
6 15 (23.81%) Artificial Intelligence
7 13 (20.63%) Agile Software Development
8 12 (19.05%) Business Intelligence
8 12 (19.05%) Statistical Modelling
9 11 (17.46%) Visualisation
10 8 (12.70%) Business Forecasting
10 8 (12.70%) Demand Forecasting
10 8 (12.70%) Prototyping
10 8 (12.70%) Software Engineering
11 7 (11.11%) Data Visualisation
11 7 (11.11%) Deep Learning
11 7 (11.11%) Neural Network
11 7 (11.11%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 48 (76.19%) Python
2 29 (46.03%) R
3 27 (42.86%) MATLAB
4 24 (38.10%) C++
4 24 (38.10%) SQL
5 13 (20.63%) Java
6 5 (7.94%) C#
7 3 (4.76%) C
7 3 (4.76%) JavaScript
8 2 (3.17%) Scala
9 1 (1.59%) Ruby
9 1 (1.59%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 22 (34.92%) Degree
2 5 (7.94%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.59%) Actionable Recommendations
System Software
1 2 (3.17%) Firmware
Vendors
1 7 (11.11%) SAP
2 2 (3.17%) Cloudera
2 2 (3.17%) EMC
2 2 (3.17%) Microsoft
2 2 (3.17%) Oracle
2 2 (3.17%) Splunk
2 2 (3.17%) Xilinx
3 1 (1.59%) DevExpress
3 1 (1.59%) Google
3 1 (1.59%) Tableau