Period
to 11 November 2019

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 6 months to 11 November 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD, DPhil, EngD, Doctorate)
England > South East
6 months to
11 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 388 309 341
Rank change year-on-year -79 +32 +54
Permanent jobs citing PhD 108 247 225
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.43% 0.87% 0.74%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.59% 3.21% 2.73%
Number of salaries quoted 90 246 213
South East median annual salary £42,189 £50,000 £49,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -15.62% +1.01% +4.21%
10th Percentile £31,250 £26,000 £32,500
90th Percentile £63,125 £70,000 £75,000
England median annual salary £65,000 £62,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year +4.00% +13.64% +10.00%

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 the South East with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
South East
Permanent vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 6,801 7,693 8,244
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 27.21% 27.09% 27.16%
Number of salaries quoted 5,032 5,934 6,719
South East median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - -
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,000 £25,000
90th Percentile £75,000 £70,000 £69,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +3.26%

PhD
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing PhD as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South East.

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 6 months to 11 November 2019.

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 6 months to 11 November 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
Thames Valley -80 50 £45,000 -14.29% 13
Oxfordshire -54 43 £42,189 -19.64% 11
Hampshire +33 38 £36,250 -27.50%
Surrey +16 11 £36,250 +2.11% 3
Middlesex -4 8 £55,000 -21.43% 1
Berkshire +36 7 £55,000 +29.41% 2
West Sussex -8 1 £25,000 +11.11% 5
PhD
England

For the 6 months to 11 November 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 South East region with a requirement for PhD.

1 61 (56.48%) Python
2 55 (50.93%) Computer Science
3 52 (48.15%) Software Engineering
4 50 (46.30%) C++
5 46 (42.59%) Physics
5 46 (42.59%) Mathematics
6 45 (41.67%) Machine Learning
7 44 (40.74%) Degree
8 38 (35.19%) Data Science
9 36 (33.33%) Java
10 32 (29.63%) Artificial Intelligence
11 28 (25.93%) Algorithms
12 26 (24.07%) Data Analysis
13 25 (23.15%) MATLAB
14 19 (17.59%) R
15 18 (16.67%) Mathematical Modelling
16 17 (15.74%) Mentoring
17 16 (14.81%) Self-Motivation
18 15 (13.89%) DBS Check
19 14 (12.96%) Linux
19 14 (12.96%) Validation
20 13 (12.04%) Problem-Solving
21 12 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
21 12 (11.11%) Open Source
22 11 (10.19%) Master's Degree
22 11 (10.19%) Computer Vision
22 11 (10.19%) Manufacturing
23 10 (9.26%) Component Testing
23 10 (9.26%) TensorFlow
23 10 (9.26%) AWS

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 9 (8.33%) Apache Spark
2 3 (2.78%) Apache Airflow
2 3 (2.78%) Luigi
3 1 (0.93%) SAS
Applications
1 4 (3.70%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (2.78%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.93%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.93%) Simulink
Cloud Services
1 10 (9.26%) AWS
2 3 (2.78%) Azure
2 3 (2.78%) GCP
Communications & Networking
1 5 (4.63%) Ethernet
2 2 (1.85%) ATM
2 2 (1.85%) Wireshark
3 1 (0.93%) 5G
3 1 (0.93%) GSM
3 1 (0.93%) LTE
3 1 (0.93%) MIMO
3 1 (0.93%) Radio Access Network
3 1 (0.93%) UMTS
3 1 (0.93%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (6.48%) Apache Hive
1 7 (6.48%) Hadoop
2 6 (5.56%) Big Data
3 2 (1.85%) Blockchain
3 2 (1.85%) Geospatial Data
3 2 (1.85%) HBase
4 1 (0.93%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 7 (6.48%) Travis CI
2 3 (2.78%) Git (software)
2 3 (2.78%) Jenkins
3 2 (1.85%) JIRA
3 2 (1.85%) Rational DOORS
3 2 (1.85%) Subversion
General
1 11 (10.19%) Manufacturing
2 8 (7.41%) Pharmaceutical
2 8 (7.41%) Public Sector
3 6 (5.56%) Electronics
4 2 (1.85%) Finance
5 1 (0.93%) French Language
5 1 (0.93%) Games
5 1 (0.93%) Law
5 1 (0.93%) Marketing
5 1 (0.93%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 25 (23.15%) Software Engineer
2 23 (21.30%) Data Scientist
3 20 (18.52%) Graduate
4 14 (12.96%) Junior
5 10 (9.26%) Research Engineer
6 9 (8.33%) Junior Data Scientist
7 8 (7.41%) Machine Learning Researcher
8 7 (6.48%) Analyst
8 7 (6.48%) Data Engineer
9 5 (4.63%) Control Systems Engineer
9 5 (4.63%) Development Engineer
9 5 (4.63%) Graduate Software Engineer
9 5 (4.63%) Systems Engineer
10 4 (3.70%) Analogue Design Engineer
10 4 (3.70%) Analogue IC Engineer
10 4 (3.70%) Audio Engineer
10 4 (3.70%) C++ Software Engineer
10 4 (3.70%) Design Engineer
10 4 (3.70%) IC Design Engineer
10 4 (3.70%) Python Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (9.26%) TensorFlow
2 6 (5.56%) PyTorch
3 5 (4.63%) Caffe
3 5 (4.63%) NumPy
3 5 (4.63%) scikit-learn
4 3 (2.78%) AngularJS
4 3 (2.78%) CSS
4 3 (2.78%) HTML
4 3 (2.78%) HTML5
4 3 (2.78%) JSON
4 3 (2.78%) Keras
4 3 (2.78%) OpenCV
4 3 (2.78%) Pandas
4 3 (2.78%) REST
4 3 (2.78%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 3 (2.78%) Web Services
5 2 (1.85%) SciPy
6 1 (0.93%) Natural Language Processing
6 1 (0.93%) Theano
6 1 (0.93%) Torch
Miscellaneous
1 28 (25.93%) Algorithms
2 16 (14.81%) Self-Motivation
3 12 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
4 9 (8.33%) Life Science
5 7 (6.48%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
5 7 (6.48%) Linked Data
5 7 (6.48%) VHDL
6 6 (5.56%) Robotics
7 4 (3.70%) Virtual Team
8 3 (2.78%) Data Structures
8 3 (2.78%) Greenfield Project
9 2 (1.85%) Cyberattack
9 2 (1.85%) Cyber-Physical System
9 2 (1.85%) Embedded Systems
10 1 (0.93%) Management Information System
10 1 (0.93%) Mobile App
10 1 (0.93%) User Experience
10 1 (0.93%) Verilog
Operating Systems
1 14 (12.96%) Linux
2 6 (5.56%) Unix
3 5 (4.63%) VxWorks
4 2 (1.85%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (50.93%) Computer Science
2 52 (48.15%) Software Engineering
3 46 (42.59%) Mathematics
3 46 (42.59%) Physics
4 45 (41.67%) Machine Learning
5 38 (35.19%) Data Science
6 32 (29.63%) Artificial Intelligence
7 26 (24.07%) Data Analysis
8 18 (16.67%) Mathematical Modelling
9 17 (15.74%) Mentoring
10 14 (12.96%) Validation
11 13 (12.04%) Problem-Solving
12 12 (11.11%) Open Source
13 11 (10.19%) Computer Vision
14 10 (9.26%) Component Testing
14 10 (9.26%) Deep Learning
14 10 (9.26%) Signal Processing
15 9 (8.33%) ETL
15 9 (8.33%) Project Management
16 8 (7.41%) Data Engineering
Programming Languages
1 61 (56.48%) Python
2 50 (46.30%) C++
3 36 (33.33%) Java
4 25 (23.15%) MATLAB
5 19 (17.59%) R
6 9 (8.33%) SQL
7 6 (5.56%) C
7 6 (5.56%) C#
8 4 (3.70%) JavaScript
9 3 (2.78%) Scala
9 3 (2.78%) VB
10 2 (1.85%) Delphi
10 2 (1.85%) F#
10 2 (1.85%) ML
10 2 (1.85%) Pascal
10 2 (1.85%) VBA
11 1 (0.93%) Fortran
Qualifications
1 44 (40.74%) Degree
2 15 (13.89%) DBS Check
3 11 (10.19%) Master's Degree
4 8 (7.41%) Computer Science Degree
5 5 (4.63%) Chartered Engineer
5 5 (4.63%) Postgraduate
6 4 (3.70%) SC Cleared
6 4 (3.70%) Security Cleared
7 2 (1.85%) ISTQB
7 2 (1.85%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 1 (0.93%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.93%) QA
System Software
1 7 (6.48%) Docker
2 5 (4.63%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 7 (6.48%) Kubernetes
2 2 (1.85%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (1.85%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 6 (5.56%) Xilinx
2 3 (2.78%) Google
2 3 (2.78%) Microsoft
3 2 (1.85%) Perforce
4 1 (0.93%) Altera
4 1 (0.93%) Alteryx
4 1 (0.93%) EMC
4 1 (0.93%) Intel
4 1 (0.93%) SAP
4 1 (0.93%) Tableau