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 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
PhD
England / South East
Rank 303 375 379
Rank change year-on-year +72 +4  
Permanent jobs citing PhD 78 85 68
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.52% 0.44% 0.33%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.88% 1.41% 1.04%
Number of salaries quoted 72 78 57
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 £32,500 £22,500 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,250 £59,750 £64,000
UK excluding London median salary £48,750 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +14.70% +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 4149 6013 6520
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 27.77% 31.25% 31.72%
Number of salaries quoted 3365 4860 4972
Median salary £42,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.55% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £26,946 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £65,000 £67,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

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 March 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 March 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 +7 40 £50,000 +5.26% 5
Hampshire +26 12 £45,000 -10.00%
Surrey +22 10 £37,500 +15.38% 1
Buckinghamshire +19 5 £40,000 -33.33%
Kent - 4 £46,500 -
Berkshire +33 3 £65,000 +62.50% 2
West Sussex +1 1 £37,500 +66.66%
M4 Corridor - 1 £40,000 -
PhD
England

PhD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 25 March 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 86 (57.72%) Mathematics
2 82 (55.03%) C++
3 80 (53.69%) Python
4 77 (51.68%) Algorithms
5 75 (50.34%) Machine Learning
6 67 (44.97%) Degree
7 61 (40.94%) Software Engineering
8 60 (40.27%) Physics
9 52 (34.90%) Computer Science
10 47 (31.54%) MATLAB
11 46 (30.87%) R
12 43 (28.86%) C#
12 43 (28.86%) Java
13 31 (20.81%) Big Data
14 26 (17.45%) C
14 26 (17.45%) Computer Vision
15 24 (16.11%) Agile Software Development
15 24 (16.11%) Chemistry
16 23 (15.44%) Signal Processing
16 23 (15.44%) Analytical Skills
17 22 (14.77%) Ruby
18 20 (13.42%) Image Processing
18 20 (13.42%) Analytics
19 19 (12.75%) Statistics
19 19 (12.75%) JavaScript
19 19 (12.75%) .NET
20 18 (12.08%) SQL
20 18 (12.08%) Git (software)
21 17 (11.41%) Linux
21 17 (11.41%) AngularJS

PhD
Top Related 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 3 (2.01%) Apache Pig
1 3 (2.01%) Apache Spark
2 2 (1.34%) SAS
Applications
1 12 (8.05%) GNU Octave
2 7 (4.70%) MS Office
3 6 (4.03%) MS Excel
4 4 (2.68%) Camtasia
4 4 (2.68%) FrameMaker
4 4 (2.68%) MS PowerPoint
4 4 (2.68%) RoboHelp
5 3 (2.01%) Simulink
6 1 (0.67%) Maple
6 1 (0.67%) Mathcad
6 1 (0.67%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 1 (0.67%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 11 (7.38%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (4.70%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (4.03%) SaaS
4 1 (0.67%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.67%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.34%) Ethernet
1 2 (1.34%) Internet
1 2 (1.34%) TCP/IP
2 1 (0.67%) Fibre Channel
2 1 (0.67%) InfiniBand
2 1 (0.67%) Modbus
2 1 (0.67%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (20.81%) Big Data
2 11 (7.38%) NoSQL
3 9 (6.04%) Relational Database
3 9 (6.04%) SQL Server
4 6 (4.03%) RDBMS
4 6 (4.03%) Spotfire
5 5 (3.36%) Hadoop
6 4 (2.68%) SQL Server 2008
6 4 (2.68%) SQL Server 2012
6 4 (2.68%) SQL Server 2014
7 3 (2.01%) Data Mining
8 2 (1.34%) Apache Cassandra
8 2 (1.34%) GIS
8 2 (1.34%) KNIME
8 2 (1.34%) MongoDB
8 2 (1.34%) PostgreSQL
9 1 (0.67%) HBase
9 1 (0.67%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 18 (12.08%) Git (software)
2 10 (6.71%) Subversion
3 4 (2.68%) Visual Studio
4 3 (2.01%) LabVIEW
5 2 (1.34%) jMock
5 2 (1.34%) JUnit
5 2 (1.34%) Selenium
6 1 (0.67%) Jenkins
6 1 (0.67%) JIRA
6 1 (0.67%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 14 (9.40%) Pharmaceutical
2 12 (8.05%) Electronics
3 8 (5.37%) Marketing
4 6 (4.03%) Automotive
4 6 (4.03%) Military
5 5 (3.36%) Finance
6 4 (2.68%) Telecoms
7 2 (1.34%) Portuguese Language
7 2 (1.34%) Spanish Language
8 1 (0.67%) Advertising
8 1 (0.67%) Aerospace
8 1 (0.67%) Banking
8 1 (0.67%) Games
8 1 (0.67%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 49 (32.89%) Developer
2 19 (12.75%) Data Scientist
2 19 (12.75%) Research Engineer
3 17 (11.41%) C# Developer
4 16 (10.74%) Graduate
5 15 (10.07%) Java Developer
5 15 (10.07%) Software Engineer
6 14 (9.40%) Software Developer
7 13 (8.72%) Computer Engineer
7 13 (8.72%) Computer Vision Engineer
7 13 (8.72%) Junior
8 12 (8.05%) C# Software Developer
9 10 (6.71%) Development Engineer
10 9 (6.04%) Algorithm Engineer
10 9 (6.04%) Java Engineer
11 8 (5.37%) C++ Developer
11 8 (5.37%) Consultant
11 8 (5.37%) Python Developer
12 6 (4.03%) .NET Developer
12 6 (4.03%) Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (12.75%) .NET
2 17 (11.41%) AngularJS
3 16 (10.74%) ASP.NET
4 15 (10.07%) Boost C++ Libraries
5 13 (8.72%) STL
6 12 (8.05%) HTML
6 12 (8.05%) Natural Language Processing
6 12 (8.05%) OpenCV
7 10 (6.71%) ASP.NET MVC
7 10 (6.71%) RESTful
8 9 (6.04%) CSS
9 8 (5.37%) HTML5
10 7 (4.70%) ASP.NET Web API
11 6 (4.03%) .NET Framework
11 6 (4.03%) CSS3
11 6 (4.03%) Node.js
12 3 (2.01%) KnockoutJS
12 3 (2.01%) Web Services
12 3 (2.01%) WinForms
13 2 (1.34%) Backbone.js
Miscellaneous
1 77 (51.68%) Algorithms
2 52 (34.90%) Computer Science
3 23 (15.44%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (4.03%) Life Science
5 3 (2.01%) Credit Risk
5 3 (2.01%) Embedded Systems
5 3 (2.01%) NHS
6 2 (1.34%) Driving Licence
6 2 (1.34%) Mobile App
6 2 (1.34%) N-Tier
6 2 (1.34%) Smart Energy
7 1 (0.67%) CESG
7 1 (0.67%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.67%) CUDA
7 1 (0.67%) Data Structures
7 1 (0.67%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
7 1 (0.67%) Grid Computing
7 1 (0.67%) IPTV
7 1 (0.67%) Smartphone
7 1 (0.67%) VHDL
Operating Systems
1 17 (11.41%) Linux
2 9 (6.04%) Windows
3 2 (1.34%) Android
3 2 (1.34%) Apple iOS
3 2 (1.34%) Unix
3 2 (1.34%) Windows Server
3 2 (1.34%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 86 (57.72%) Mathematics
2 75 (50.34%) Machine Learning
3 61 (40.94%) Software Engineering
4 60 (40.27%) Physics
5 26 (17.45%) Computer Vision
6 24 (16.11%) Agile Software Development
6 24 (16.11%) Chemistry
7 23 (15.44%) Signal Processing
8 20 (13.42%) Analytics
8 20 (13.42%) Image Processing
9 19 (12.75%) Statistics
10 16 (10.74%) Data Analysis
11 15 (10.07%) Artificial Intelligence
12 14 (9.40%) Biology
12 14 (9.40%) Logistics
12 14 (9.40%) MVC
13 11 (7.38%) Mathematical Modelling
14 10 (6.71%) Data Modelling
14 10 (6.71%) Distributed Algorithms
14 10 (6.71%) Multithreading
Programming Languages
1 82 (55.03%) C++
2 80 (53.69%) Python
3 47 (31.54%) MATLAB
4 46 (30.87%) R
5 43 (28.86%) C#
5 43 (28.86%) Java
6 26 (17.45%) C
7 22 (14.77%) Ruby
8 19 (12.75%) JavaScript
9 18 (12.08%) SQL
10 7 (4.70%) VB
11 6 (4.03%) F#
12 5 (3.36%) Bash Shell
13 4 (2.68%) Perl
14 3 (2.01%) Fortran
14 3 (2.01%) VBA
15 2 (1.34%) Delphi
15 2 (1.34%) Embedded C
15 2 (1.34%) Pascal
15 2 (1.34%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 67 (44.97%) Degree
2 12 (8.05%) Security Cleared
3 10 (6.71%) SC Cleared
4 2 (1.34%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.67%) Actionable Recommendations
1 1 (0.67%) HMG Security Policy Framework
System Software
1 2 (1.34%) Active Directory
1 2 (1.34%) XenServer
2 1 (0.67%) Firmware
2 1 (0.67%) LXC
Vendors
1 4 (2.68%) Microsoft
2 3 (2.01%) TIBCO
3 2 (1.34%) Citrix
3 2 (1.34%) Oracle
3 2 (1.34%) Tableau
4 1 (0.67%) Adobe
4 1 (0.67%) SAP
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