Period
to 21 January 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 21 January 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

PhD
Oxfordshire > Oxford
6 months to
21 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 35 57 103
Rank change year-on-year +22 +46 -39
Permanent jobs citing PhD 107 50 31
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Oxford 7.06% 3.82% 1.92%
As % of the Qualifications category 24.71% 18.05% 6.50%
Number of salaries quoted 105 45 31
Oxford median annual salary £62,500 £57,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.70% +15.00% +40.85%
10th Percentile £37,500 £35,250 £30,000
90th Percentile £77,500 £63,750 £73,750
Oxfordshire median annual salary £52,500 £56,250 £50,250
% change year-on-year -6.67% +11.94% +18.24%

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 433 277 477
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Oxford 28.58% 21.18% 29.59%
Number of salaries quoted 396 248 371
Oxford median annual salary £46,500 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.41% +6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £28,500 £24,738 £26,000
90th Percentile £72,500 £63,750 £57,500
Oxfordshire median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +11.84%

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 21 January 2018.

Salary histogram for PhD in Oxford

For the 6 months to 21 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 Oxford region with a requirement for PhD.

1 91 (85.05%) Python
2 80 (74.77%) Mathematics
2 80 (74.77%) Algorithms
3 71 (66.36%) Physics
4 69 (64.49%) C++
5 62 (57.94%) Computer Science
6 54 (50.47%) Machine Learning
6 54 (50.47%) Software Engineering
7 53 (49.53%) R
8 46 (42.99%) Natural Language Processing
9 45 (42.06%) Multithreading
10 38 (35.51%) Amazon AWS
10 38 (35.51%) Bayesian Methods
11 37 (34.58%) Windows
12 36 (33.64%) CUDA
13 35 (32.71%) TensorFlow
14 34 (31.78%) Big Data
14 34 (31.78%) MATLAB
15 32 (29.91%) Degree
16 30 (28.04%) Java
17 29 (27.10%) Deep Learning
17 29 (27.10%) Julia
18 28 (26.17%) Git (software)
18 28 (26.17%) Neural Network
19 27 (25.23%) Statistics
20 26 (24.30%) Economics
20 26 (24.30%) WinForms
20 26 (24.30%) OpenGL
20 26 (24.30%) MFC
20 26 (24.30%) OOD

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 2 (1.87%) DNN
Cloud Services
1 38 (35.51%) Amazon AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (31.78%) Big Data
2 1 (0.93%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 28 (26.17%) Git (software)
2 10 (9.35%) Visual Studio
3 2 (1.87%) Subversion
General
1 5 (4.67%) Finance
2 1 (0.93%) Automotive
2 1 (0.93%) Banking
2 1 (0.93%) Military
2 1 (0.93%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 34 (31.78%) Software Engineer
2 31 (28.97%) C++ Software Engineer
3 26 (24.30%) Machine Learning Researcher
4 24 (22.43%) Developer
5 17 (15.89%) Software Developer
6 9 (8.41%) Machine Learning Scientist
6 9 (8.41%) Research Engineer
7 8 (7.48%) C++ Developer
7 8 (7.48%) C++ Software Developer
7 8 (7.48%) Machine Learning Engineer
8 5 (4.67%) Graduate
8 5 (4.67%) Graduate Developer
8 5 (4.67%) Python Developer
9 4 (3.74%) Senior C++ Developer
9 4 (3.74%) Senior Developer
9 4 (3.74%) Senior Software Developer
10 3 (2.80%) Algorithm Engineer
10 3 (2.80%) Analyst
10 3 (2.80%) Data Analyst
10 3 (2.80%) Senior Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 46 (42.99%) Natural Language Processing
2 35 (32.71%) TensorFlow
3 26 (24.30%) MFC
3 26 (24.30%) OpenGL
3 26 (24.30%) Qt
3 26 (24.30%) WinForms
4 13 (12.15%) Theano
5 5 (4.67%) CSS
5 5 (4.67%) CSS3
5 5 (4.67%) HTML
5 5 (4.67%) HTML5
6 1 (0.93%) .NET
6 1 (0.93%) OpenCV
6 1 (0.93%) Pandas
6 1 (0.93%) scikit-learn
6 1 (0.93%) Seaborn
6 1 (0.93%) Torch
Miscellaneous
1 80 (74.77%) Algorithms
2 62 (57.94%) Computer Science
3 36 (33.64%) CUDA
4 2 (1.87%) NHS
5 1 (0.93%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (0.93%) Client/Server
5 1 (0.93%) e-Learning
5 1 (0.93%) Fintech
5 1 (0.93%) Learning Management System
5 1 (0.93%) Robotics
5 1 (0.93%) SCORM
Operating Systems
1 37 (34.58%) Windows
2 11 (10.28%) Linux
3 1 (0.93%) Robot Operating System
Processes & Methodologies
1 80 (74.77%) Mathematics
2 71 (66.36%) Physics
3 54 (50.47%) Machine Learning
3 54 (50.47%) Software Engineering
4 45 (42.06%) Multithreading
5 38 (35.51%) Bayesian Methods
6 29 (27.10%) Deep Learning
7 28 (26.17%) Neural Network
8 27 (25.23%) Statistics
9 26 (24.30%) Economics
9 26 (24.30%) OOD
10 23 (21.50%) Agile Software Development
10 23 (21.50%) Probabilistic Modelling
11 22 (20.56%) Artificial Intelligence
12 11 (10.28%) SDLC
13 9 (8.41%) Distributed Algorithms
13 9 (8.41%) Time Series Forecasting
14 8 (7.48%) Computer Vision
15 4 (3.74%) Data Analysis
15 4 (3.74%) Signal Processing
Programming Languages
1 91 (85.05%) Python
2 69 (64.49%) C++
3 53 (49.53%) R
4 34 (31.78%) MATLAB
5 30 (28.04%) Java
6 29 (27.10%) Julia
7 24 (22.43%) SQL
8 12 (11.21%) C
9 9 (8.41%) C#
10 8 (7.48%) JavaScript
11 5 (4.67%) PHP
12 3 (2.80%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 32 (29.91%) Degree
2 1 (0.93%) Master's Degree
2 1 (0.93%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (9.35%) QA