The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the South East with a requirement for PhD qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 25 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

PhD
England / South East
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 293 319 410
Rank change year-on-year +26 +91  
Permanent jobs citing PhD 94 124 69
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.65% 0.68% 0.32%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.30% 2.17% 1.03%
Number of salaries quoted 78 110 69
Median salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,600 £27,500 £31,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £57,500 £48,500
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year -5.88% +6.25%  

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 academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in permanent job vacancies advertised in the South East.

Academic & Professional Certification
South East
Permanent job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 4095 5713 6690
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 28.28% 31.34% 31.40%
Number of salaries quoted 3339 4622 5139
Median salary £44,000 £45,000 £44,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.22% +1.12%  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £26,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,500 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,000
% change year-on-year - +1.19%  

PhD
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South East citing PhD as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

Job vacancy trend for PhD in the South East

PhD
Salary Trend in the South East

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

Salary trend for PhD in the South East

PhD
Salary Histogram in the South East

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing PhD in the South East over the 3 months to 25 June 2017.

Salary histogram for PhD in the South East

PhD
Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing PhD within the South East region over the 3 months to 25 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Oxfordshire -5 37 £49,500 -10.00% 7
Berkshire +33 17 £70,000 +75.00% 3
Buckinghamshire -7 16 £36,250 -9.37%
Hampshire +17 10 £52,500 - 5
Surrey +24 7 £50,000 +40.84% 1
East Sussex - 6 £35,379 - 1
West Sussex -1 1 £27,500 +22.22%
PhD
England

For the 6 months to 25 June 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 South East region with a requirement for PhD.

1 105 (61.05%) Mathematics
2 96 (55.81%) C++
3 93 (54.07%) Python
4 91 (52.91%) Computer Science
5 85 (49.42%) Degree
6 83 (48.26%) Algorithms
7 81 (47.09%) Machine Learning
8 73 (42.44%) Physics
9 52 (30.23%) Software Engineering
10 51 (29.65%) Java
11 45 (26.16%) C#
12 44 (25.58%) MATLAB
12 44 (25.58%) Big Data
13 40 (23.26%) C
14 38 (22.09%) Linux
14 38 (22.09%) R
15 36 (20.93%) Git (software)
16 34 (19.77%) Agile Software Development
17 28 (16.28%) Artificial Intelligence
18 27 (15.70%) Statistics
18 27 (15.70%) Windows
19 26 (15.12%) Signal Processing
20 25 (14.53%) Image Processing
20 25 (14.53%) .NET
21 24 (13.95%) Electronics
21 24 (13.95%) Analytical Skills
22 23 (13.37%) Computer Vision
22 23 (13.37%) Biology
23 22 (12.79%) Natural Language Processing
23 22 (12.79%) OO

PhD
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 10 (5.81%) Apache Spark
2 9 (5.23%) Apache
3 7 (4.07%) Apache Solr
3 7 (4.07%) Elasticsearch
4 3 (1.74%) Apache Pig
5 2 (1.16%) SAS
6 1 (0.58%) ArcGIS
Applications
1 7 (4.07%) Maple
1 7 (4.07%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (2.91%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (2.91%) Simulink
3 4 (2.33%) Camtasia
3 4 (2.33%) FrameMaker
3 4 (2.33%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 4 (2.33%) RoboHelp
4 3 (1.74%) Mathcad
5 2 (1.16%) Abaqus
6 1 (0.58%) GNU Octave
6 1 (0.58%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.58%) Siemens NX
6 1 (0.58%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 1 (0.58%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 10 (5.81%) Microsoft Azure
2 9 (5.23%) Amazon AWS
3 7 (4.07%) SaaS
4 1 (0.58%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.74%) Ethernet
1 3 (1.74%) TCP/IP
2 2 (1.16%) Modbus
3 1 (0.58%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 44 (25.58%) Big Data
2 13 (7.56%) Data Mining
3 12 (6.98%) NoSQL
4 11 (6.40%) Relational Database
5 8 (4.65%) Text Mining
6 7 (4.07%) RDBMS
7 5 (2.91%) Data Warehouse
7 5 (2.91%) GIS
7 5 (2.91%) Hadoop
8 3 (1.74%) SQL Server
9 2 (1.16%) KNIME
9 2 (1.16%) Spotfire
10 1 (0.58%) Blockchain
10 1 (0.58%) Data Lake
10 1 (0.58%) HBase
10 1 (0.58%) MongoDB
10 1 (0.58%) MySQL
10 1 (0.58%) QGIS
10 1 (0.58%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 36 (20.93%) Git (software)
2 9 (5.23%) LabVIEW
3 6 (3.49%) Ant
3 6 (3.49%) Maven
3 6 (3.49%) Visual Studio
4 4 (2.33%) Subversion
5 1 (0.58%) Jenkins
5 1 (0.58%) JIRA
5 1 (0.58%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 24 (13.95%) Electronics
2 10 (5.81%) Games
3 9 (5.23%) Automotive
3 9 (5.23%) Finance
4 7 (4.07%) Manufacturing
5 6 (3.49%) Military
6 5 (2.91%) Pharmaceutical
7 4 (2.33%) Marketing
8 2 (1.16%) Portuguese Language
8 2 (1.16%) Spanish Language
9 1 (0.58%) Advertising
9 1 (0.58%) German Language
9 1 (0.58%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 43 (25.00%) Developer
2 39 (22.67%) Graduate
3 19 (11.05%) Data Scientist
4 18 (10.47%) Software Developer
5 17 (9.88%) Author
5 17 (9.88%) Graduate Technical Author
5 17 (9.88%) Technical Author
6 16 (9.30%) Computer Science Graduate
7 15 (8.72%) C# Developer
7 15 (8.72%) Java Developer
8 14 (8.14%) Java Engineer
9 13 (7.56%) Algorithm Engineer
9 13 (7.56%) C# Software Developer
9 13 (7.56%) Development Engineer
9 13 (7.56%) IT Graduate
10 11 (6.40%) Software Engineer
11 10 (5.81%) .NET Developer
11 10 (5.81%) Analyst
11 10 (5.81%) C# .NET Developer
12 9 (5.23%) Research Scientist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (14.53%) .NET
2 22 (12.79%) Natural Language Processing
3 17 (9.88%) HTML
4 16 (9.30%) HTML5
5 14 (8.14%) CSS
5 14 (8.14%) RESTful
6 11 (6.40%) ASP.NET
7 9 (5.23%) AngularJS
8 8 (4.65%) ASP.NET MVC
8 8 (4.65%) ASP.NET Web API
8 8 (4.65%) CSS3
8 8 (4.65%) Node.js
8 8 (4.65%) Web Services
9 7 (4.07%) Kafka
9 7 (4.07%) Lucene
10 6 (3.49%) Qt
11 3 (1.74%) Boost C++ Libraries
11 3 (1.74%) WPF
12 2 (1.16%) jQuery
12 2 (1.16%) Silverlight
Miscellaneous
1 91 (52.91%) Computer Science
2 83 (48.26%) Algorithms
3 24 (13.95%) Analytical Skills
4 13 (7.56%) Enterprise Software
5 6 (3.49%) Life Science
6 4 (2.33%) Robotics
7 3 (1.74%) Embedded Systems
8 2 (1.16%) Credit Risk
8 2 (1.16%) Data Structures
8 2 (1.16%) Greenfield Project
8 2 (1.16%) User Experience
9 1 (0.58%) CESG
9 1 (0.58%) CUDA
9 1 (0.58%) Cyber Attack
9 1 (0.58%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
9 1 (0.58%) Grid Computing
9 1 (0.58%) N-Tier
9 1 (0.58%) VHDL
Operating Systems
1 38 (22.09%) Linux
2 27 (15.70%) Windows
3 5 (2.91%) Unix
4 1 (0.58%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 105 (61.05%) Mathematics
2 81 (47.09%) Machine Learning
3 73 (42.44%) Physics
4 52 (30.23%) Software Engineering
5 34 (19.77%) Agile Software Development
6 28 (16.28%) Artificial Intelligence
7 27 (15.70%) Statistics
8 26 (15.12%) Signal Processing
9 25 (14.53%) Image Processing
10 23 (13.37%) Biology
10 23 (13.37%) Computer Vision
11 22 (12.79%) OO
12 18 (10.47%) Chemistry
12 18 (10.47%) Data Analysis
13 17 (9.88%) Multithreading
14 15 (8.72%) Analytics
14 15 (8.72%) TDD
15 14 (8.14%) Data Modelling
16 13 (7.56%) Statistical Modelling
17 12 (6.98%) Distributed Algorithms
Programming Languages
1 96 (55.81%) C++
2 93 (54.07%) Python
3 51 (29.65%) Java
4 45 (26.16%) C#
5 44 (25.58%) MATLAB
6 40 (23.26%) C
7 38 (22.09%) R
8 16 (9.30%) Ruby
9 15 (8.72%) JavaScript
10 14 (8.14%) SQL
11 9 (5.23%) VB
12 8 (4.65%) Scala
13 7 (4.07%) F#
13 7 (4.07%) Perl
14 5 (2.91%) Fortran
14 5 (2.91%) PHP
15 3 (1.74%) Bash Shell
15 3 (1.74%) Delphi
15 3 (1.74%) Embedded C
15 3 (1.74%) Pascal
Qualifications
1 85 (49.42%) Degree
2 20 (11.63%) Master's Degree
3 14 (8.14%) Numerate Degree
4 11 (6.40%) Security Cleared
5 9 (5.23%) SC Cleared
6 2 (1.16%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.58%) HMG Security Policy Framework
System Software
1 3 (1.74%) Firmware
Vendors
1 2 (1.16%) ANSYS
1 2 (1.16%) Tableau
2 1 (0.58%) Adobe
2 1 (0.58%) Microsoft
2 1 (0.58%) Oracle
2 1 (0.58%) SAP
Southampton, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Berkshire
Edissero Ltd
Salary: £Highly Competitive + Excellent Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Real Time Recruitment Solutions
Salary: Circa 50,000 plus benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Oxfordshire
Edgar Cowen
Salary: £40000 - £100000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Uckfield, East Sussex
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £35000 - £55000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Staines, Middlesex
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum + Bonus and Excellent Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £47000 - £52000 per annum + shares
Posted: 6 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £80000 - £90000 per annum + bonus, bens
Posted: 6 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
CH2M
Posted: 21 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
CH2M
Posted: 21 days ago
Winchester, Hampshire
CH2M
Posted: 21 days ago
Reading, Oxfordshire
CH2M
Posted: 21 days ago
Southampton
Spectrum IT
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum + bonus & benefits
Posted: 19 days ago