Period
to 20 October 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Oxford with a requirement for PhD qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 6 months to 20 October 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD, DPhil)
Oxfordshire > Oxford
6 months to
20 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 24 45 44
Rank change year-on-year +21 -1 +64
Permanent jobs citing PhD 161 83 87
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Oxford 10.45% 5.46% 5.89%
As % of the Qualifications category 43.16% 19.35% 26.28%
Number of salaries quoted 160 85 93
Oxford median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% -9.09% +22.22%
10th Percentile £42,500 £41,250 £37,500
90th Percentile £72,500 £81,250 £67,000
Oxfordshire median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% -9.09% +22.22%

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 Oxford with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
Oxford
Permanent vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 373 429 331
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Oxford 24.21% 28.22% 22.43%
Number of salaries quoted 344 370 284
Oxford median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% - +12.50%
10th Percentile £26,825 £27,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £71,775 £72,500 £65,000
Oxfordshire median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +11.11% - +12.50%

PhD
Job Vacancy Trend in Oxford

Job postings citing PhD as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Oxford.

Job vacancy trend for PhD in Oxford

PhD
Salary Trend in Oxford

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing PhD in Oxford.

Salary trend for PhD in Oxford

PhD
Salary Histogram in Oxford

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing PhD in Oxford over the 6 months to 20 October 2018.

Salary histogram for PhD in Oxford

For the 6 months to 20 October 2018, 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 Oxford region with a requirement for PhD.

1 125 (77.64%) C++
2 119 (73.91%) Machine Learning
3 103 (63.98%) Deep Learning
4 100 (62.11%) Algorithms
5 99 (61.49%) Computer Vision
6 91 (56.52%) Mathematics
7 89 (55.28%) Python
8 83 (51.55%) Artificial Intelligence
9 81 (50.31%) Software Engineering
10 72 (44.72%) C#
11 62 (38.51%) Java
12 61 (37.89%) Multithreading
13 58 (36.02%) Physics
13 58 (36.02%) Bayesian Methods
14 54 (33.54%) Natural Language Processing
15 49 (30.43%) Neural Network
16 48 (29.81%) TensorFlow
16 48 (29.81%) Reinforcement Learning
17 45 (27.95%) Data Science
18 44 (27.33%) C
19 42 (26.09%) Probabilistic Modelling
20 40 (24.84%) MPhil
20 40 (24.84%) Biology
20 40 (24.84%) Computational Linguistics
20 40 (24.84%) Computational Biology
20 40 (24.84%) Distributed Algorithms
20 40 (24.84%) R
21 39 (24.22%) Big Data
21 39 (24.22%) Image Processing
21 39 (24.22%) MATLAB

PhD
Co-occurring IT Skills in Oxford 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 (7.45%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 29 (18.01%) GNU Octave
Cloud Services
1 9 (5.59%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.62%) AWS Lambda
2 1 (0.62%) Serverless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (24.22%) Big Data
2 8 (4.97%) Apache Cassandra
3 7 (4.35%) MongoDB
3 7 (4.35%) NoSQL
3 7 (4.35%) SQL Server
4 1 (0.62%) Blockchain
4 1 (0.62%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 32 (19.88%) Git (software)
1 32 (19.88%) Subversion
General
1 11 (6.83%) Finance
2 8 (4.97%) Automotive
3 7 (4.35%) Retail
4 6 (3.73%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 72 (44.72%) Developer
2 57 (35.40%) Software Developer
3 50 (31.06%) Software Engineer
4 44 (27.33%) C++ Developer
4 44 (27.33%) Computer Engineer
4 44 (27.33%) Computer Vision Engineer
5 42 (26.09%) C++ Software Developer
6 34 (21.12%) C++ Software Engineer
7 32 (19.88%) Developer/Software Engineer
8 23 (14.29%) Data Scientist
9 17 (10.56%) Machine Learning Engineer
9 17 (10.56%) Python Developer
10 14 (8.70%) Python Engineer
11 12 (7.45%) Computer Vision Developer
11 12 (7.45%) Senior C++ Developer
11 12 (7.45%) Senior Developer
11 12 (7.45%) Senior Software Developer
12 10 (6.21%) Graduate
13 8 (4.97%) Java Developer
14 7 (4.35%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 54 (33.54%) Natural Language Processing
2 48 (29.81%) TensorFlow
3 8 (4.97%) AngularJS
4 7 (4.35%) Backbone.js
4 7 (4.35%) Django
4 7 (4.35%) RESTful
4 7 (4.35%) Ruby on Rails
5 2 (1.24%) Caffe
5 2 (1.24%) Keras
5 2 (1.24%) OpenCV
6 1 (0.62%) Boost C++ Libraries
6 1 (0.62%) Hibernate
6 1 (0.62%) Kafka
6 1 (0.62%) Spring
6 1 (0.62%) STL
Miscellaneous
1 100 (62.11%) Algorithms
2 29 (18.01%) Computer Science
3 21 (13.04%) CUDA
4 11 (6.83%) Analytical Skills
5 9 (5.59%) Data Structures
6 8 (4.97%) NHS
7 7 (4.35%) Mobile App
8 5 (3.11%) Robotics
9 1 (0.62%) Digital Currency
9 1 (0.62%) Hedge funds
9 1 (0.62%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 22 (13.66%) Linux
2 21 (13.04%) Windows
3 7 (4.35%) Android
3 7 (4.35%) Apple iOS
4 1 (0.62%) Robot Operating System
Processes & Methodologies
1 119 (73.91%) Machine Learning
2 103 (63.98%) Deep Learning
3 99 (61.49%) Computer Vision
4 91 (56.52%) Mathematics
5 83 (51.55%) Artificial Intelligence
6 81 (50.31%) Software Engineering
7 61 (37.89%) Multithreading
8 58 (36.02%) Bayesian Methods
8 58 (36.02%) Physics
9 49 (30.43%) Neural Network
10 48 (29.81%) Reinforcement Learning
11 45 (27.95%) Data Science
12 42 (26.09%) Probabilistic Modelling
13 40 (24.84%) Biology
13 40 (24.84%) Computational Biology
13 40 (24.84%) Computational Linguistics
13 40 (24.84%) Distributed Algorithms
14 39 (24.22%) Image Processing
15 34 (21.12%) Data Analysis
16 28 (17.39%) Mathematical Modelling
Programming Languages
1 125 (77.64%) C++
2 89 (55.28%) Python
3 72 (44.72%) C#
4 62 (38.51%) Java
5 44 (27.33%) C
6 40 (24.84%) R
7 39 (24.22%) MATLAB
8 8 (4.97%) SQL
9 7 (4.35%) Ruby
10 4 (2.48%) JavaScript
11 2 (1.24%) Haskell
Qualifications
1 40 (24.84%) MPhil
2 8 (4.97%) Degree
3 3 (1.86%) Numerate Degree
4 2 (1.24%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (13.04%) QA
Vendors
1 9 (5.59%) Google