Period
to 19 March 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Oxfordshire with a requirement for PhD qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 6 months to 19 March 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD, DPhil, EngD, Doctorate)
South East > Oxfordshire
6 months to
19 Mar 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 41 58 99
Rank change year-on-year +17 +41 +18
Permanent jobs citing PhD 136 152 67
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Oxfordshire 6.16% 4.82% 2.46%
As % of the Qualifications category 18.45% 17.65% 8.05%
Number of salaries quoted 114 140 64
Oxfordshire median annual salary £47,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.00% - -0.99%
10th Percentile £26,250 £33,750 £33,750
90th Percentile £68,750 £72,500 £67,500
South East median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +5.56% -

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 Oxfordshire with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
Oxfordshire
Permanent vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 737 861 832
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Oxfordshire 33.39% 27.30% 30.58%
Number of salaries quoted 617 754 707
Oxfordshire median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -5.56%
10th Percentile £26,250 £27,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £77,500 £72,500 £67,500
South East median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year - +2.27% -2.22%

PhD
Job Vacancy Trend in Oxfordshire

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

Job vacancy trend for PhD in Oxfordshire

PhD
Salary Trend in Oxfordshire

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

Salary trend for PhD in Oxfordshire

PhD
Salary Histogram in Oxfordshire

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing PhD in Oxfordshire over the 6 months to 19 March 2019.

Salary histogram for PhD in Oxfordshire

PhD
Job Locations in Oxfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing PhD within the Oxfordshire region over the 6 months to 19 March 2019. 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
Oxford +15 113 £47,500 -5.00% 14
Abingdon +15 18 £40,000 - 4
PhD
South East

For the 6 months to 19 March 2019, 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 Oxfordshire region with a requirement for PhD.

1 107 (78.68%) Algorithms
2 101 (74.26%) C++
3 100 (73.53%) Mathematics
4 84 (61.76%) Data Science
5 78 (57.35%) Data Analysis
6 77 (56.62%) C#
7 75 (55.15%) Machine Learning
8 67 (49.26%) Artificial Intelligence
9 66 (48.53%) R
10 63 (46.32%) MATLAB
11 60 (44.12%) Deep Learning
12 59 (43.38%) Java
13 54 (39.71%) Computer Vision
14 53 (38.97%) Python
15 50 (36.76%) Analytics
16 48 (35.29%) Software Engineering
17 45 (33.09%) Pharmaceutical
18 44 (32.35%) Neural Network
19 39 (28.68%) Big Data
20 38 (27.94%) Git (software)
20 38 (27.94%) C
20 38 (27.94%) Subversion
21 37 (27.21%) JavaScript
22 36 (26.47%) Image Processing
23 33 (24.26%) Analytical Skills
24 31 (22.79%) Computer Science
25 27 (19.85%) Innovative Thinking
25 27 (19.85%) Problem-Solving
26 26 (19.12%) Physics
27 22 (16.18%) Finance

PhD
Co-occurring IT Skills in Oxfordshire 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 5 (3.68%) Apache Spark
2 3 (2.21%) Apache
3 1 (0.74%) Apache Solr
3 1 (0.74%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 21 (15.44%) GNU Octave
2 1 (0.74%) Weka
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.74%) Amazon AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (28.68%) Big Data
2 5 (3.68%) Hadoop
3 3 (2.21%) Apache Hive
4 2 (1.47%) Data Mining
4 2 (1.47%) SQL Server
5 1 (0.74%) Flink
5 1 (0.74%) Text Mining
Development Applications
1 38 (27.94%) Git (software)
1 38 (27.94%) Subversion
2 2 (1.47%) CMake
General
1 45 (33.09%) Pharmaceutical
2 22 (16.18%) Finance
3 3 (2.21%) Games
Job Titles
1 50 (36.76%) Developer
2 43 (31.62%) Software Developer
3 33 (24.26%) Computer Engineer
3 33 (24.26%) Computer Vision Engineer
4 30 (22.06%) Software Engineer
5 27 (19.85%) C++ Software Engineer
6 24 (17.65%) Data Scientist
7 20 (14.71%) Machine Learning Engineer
8 17 (12.50%) Developer/Software Engineer
8 17 (12.50%) Graduate
8 17 (12.50%) Scientific Software Developer
9 15 (11.03%) C++ Developer
9 15 (11.03%) Graduate Test Engineer
9 15 (11.03%) Software Test Engineer
9 15 (11.03%) Test Engineer
10 14 (10.29%) C++ Software Developer
10 14 (10.29%) JavaScript Developer
11 6 (4.41%) Senior C++ Software Engineer
11 6 (4.41%) Senior Software Engineer
12 5 (3.68%) Research Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (13.97%) .NET
2 17 (12.50%) AngularJS
2 17 (12.50%) React
3 16 (11.76%) Natural Language Processing
4 13 (9.56%) TensorFlow
5 3 (2.21%) ASP.NET
6 2 (1.47%) Boost C++ Libraries
6 2 (1.47%) GraphQL
6 2 (1.47%) OpenCL
6 2 (1.47%) Qt
7 1 (0.74%) Cascading
7 1 (0.74%) Kafka
7 1 (0.74%) Keras
7 1 (0.74%) OpenNLP
7 1 (0.74%) scikit-learn
7 1 (0.74%) Theano
Miscellaneous
1 107 (78.68%) Algorithms
2 33 (24.26%) Analytical Skills
3 15 (11.03%) Data Structures
4 5 (3.68%) Life Science
4 5 (3.68%) Robotics
5 2 (1.47%) CUDA
6 1 (0.74%) Biotechnology
6 1 (0.74%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 4 (2.94%) Linux
2 2 (1.47%) Robot Operating System
Processes & Methodologies
1 100 (73.53%) Mathematics
2 84 (61.76%) Data Science
3 78 (57.35%) Data Analysis
4 75 (55.15%) Machine Learning
5 67 (49.26%) Artificial Intelligence
6 60 (44.12%) Deep Learning
7 54 (39.71%) Computer Vision
8 50 (36.76%) Analytics
9 48 (35.29%) Software Engineering
10 44 (32.35%) Neural Network
11 36 (26.47%) Image Processing
12 31 (22.79%) Computer Science
13 27 (19.85%) Innovative Thinking
13 27 (19.85%) Problem-Solving
14 26 (19.12%) Physics
15 22 (16.18%) Mathematical Modelling
16 19 (13.97%) Conceptual Models
16 19 (13.97%) SDLC
17 18 (13.24%) Bayesian Methods
17 18 (13.24%) Reinforcement Learning
Programming Languages
1 101 (74.26%) C++
2 77 (56.62%) C#
3 66 (48.53%) R
4 63 (46.32%) MATLAB
5 59 (43.38%) Java
6 53 (38.97%) Python
7 38 (27.94%) C
8 37 (27.21%) JavaScript
9 5 (3.68%) Scala
10 4 (2.94%) SQL
Qualifications
1 15 (11.03%) ISTQB
2 11 (8.09%) MPhil
3 6 (4.41%) Degree
4 3 (2.21%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.74%) CDISC
Vendors
1 3 (2.21%) Perforce
2 2 (1.47%) Microsoft
2 2 (1.47%) RapidMiner
3 1 (0.74%) Google
3 1 (0.74%) Oracle