PhD Jobs in the South East

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD, DPhil, EngD, Doctorate)
England > South East

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 14 April 2024 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

6 months to
14 Apr 2024
Same period 2023 Same period 2022
Rank 233 219 370
Rank change year-on-year -14 +151 -50
Permanent jobs citing PhD 163 215 110
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South East 1.00% 1.40% 0.56%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.86% 3.49% 1.81%
Number of salaries quoted 131 48 55
10th Percentile £34,750 £30,500 -
25th Percentile £41,250 £36,250 £32,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £58,000 £63,750 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year -9.02% +41.67% -10.00%
75th Percentile £72,500 £83,125 £67,500
90th Percentile £85,000 £96,500 £74,500
England median annual salary £61,500 £75,000 £70,000
% change year-on-year -18.00% +7.14% +7.69%

All Academic and Professional Certifications
South East

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.

Permanent vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 5,697 6,160 6,066
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South East 35.06% 40.02% 31.10%
Number of salaries quoted 3,624 2,695 3,134
10th Percentile £28,895 £28,000 £28,500
25th Percentile £37,500 £36,250 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £51,000 £50,000 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year +2.00% -4.76% +5.00%
75th Percentile £66,250 £66,475 £65,000
90th Percentile £82,500 £84,900 £77,500
England median annual salary £55,000 £57,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year -4.35% +4.55% -

PhD
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing PhD as a proportion 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

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing PhD in the South East.

Salary trend for PhD in the South East

PhD
Salary Histogram in the South East

Salary distribution for jobs citing PhD in the South East over the 6 months to 14 April 2024.

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 14 April 2024. 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
Jobs
Thames Valley +47 118 £58,000 -15.64% 57
Oxfordshire +26 75 £55,000 -31.25% 37
Surrey -11 31 £50,750 -17.14% 19
Berkshire +35 26 £58,000 +46.84% 16
Buckinghamshire 0 17 £70,000 - 4
Kent - 8 £85,000 - 4
Hampshire -4 4 £51,250 -14.58% 4
West Sussex -10 2 - - 1
PhD
England

PhD
Co-occurring Skills and Capabilities in the South East by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same employment type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 2 (1.23%) SAS
Applications
1 10 (6.13%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (1.23%) Simulink
2 2 (1.23%) Stateflow
Cloud Services
1 8 (4.91%) Power Platform
2 4 (2.45%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.61%) AWS
3 1 (0.61%) Azure
3 1 (0.61%) Azure DevOps
3 1 (0.61%) Pulumi
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.23%) Internet
1 2 (1.23%) RS-485
2 1 (0.61%) Software-Defined Radio
2 1 (0.61%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (6.13%) SQL Server
2 8 (4.91%) Power BI
2 8 (4.91%) Tableau
Development Applications
1 15 (9.20%) Git
2 3 (1.84%) CMake
2 3 (1.84%) Jenkins
2 3 (1.84%) JIRA
2 3 (1.84%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (1.84%) TestRail
3 2 (1.23%) GDB
4 1 (0.61%) Rational DOORS
General
1 55 (33.74%) Analytical Skills
2 45 (27.61%) Social Skills
3 19 (11.66%) Electronics
4 18 (11.04%) Finance
5 14 (8.59%) Pharmaceutical
6 12 (7.36%) Marketing
7 4 (2.45%) Aeronautics
7 4 (2.45%) Aerospace
7 4 (2.45%) Law
7 4 (2.45%) Manufacturing
8 3 (1.84%) Inclusion and Diversity
8 3 (1.84%) Organisational Skills
8 3 (1.84%) Public Sector
9 1 (0.61%) Legal
9 1 (0.61%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 40 (24.54%) Senior
2 39 (23.93%) Software Engineer
3 18 (11.04%) Developer
4 16 (9.82%) Data Scientist
5 12 (7.36%) Graduate
5 12 (7.36%) Junior
6 10 (6.13%) Business Development Manager
6 10 (6.13%) Business Manager
6 10 (6.13%) Development Manager
7 9 (5.52%) Computer Scientist
7 9 (5.52%) Research Engineer
7 9 (5.52%) Research Scientist
8 8 (4.91%) Physicist
8 8 (4.91%) Software Developer
9 7 (4.29%) Graduate Software Engineer
9 7 (4.29%) Research Software Engineer
10 6 (3.68%) Scientific Software Developer
10 6 (3.68%) Senior Computer Scientist
10 6 (3.68%) Senior Software Engineer
11 5 (3.07%) Head of Engineering
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (13.50%) OpenMP
2 14 (8.59%) OpenACC
3 5 (3.07%) HTML
3 5 (3.07%) HTML5
4 4 (2.45%) OpenCL
4 4 (2.45%) Rendezvous
5 3 (1.84%) .NET
5 3 (1.84%) AngularJS
5 3 (1.84%) OpenGL
5 3 (1.84%) QML
5 3 (1.84%) Qt
5 3 (1.84%) scikit-learn
5 3 (1.84%) TensorFlow
5 3 (1.84%) VTK
5 3 (1.84%) Vulkan
5 3 (1.84%) WinForms
5 3 (1.84%) WPF
6 2 (1.23%) React
6 2 (1.23%) Redux
6 2 (1.23%) XGBoost
Miscellaneous
1 94 (57.67%) Algorithms
2 29 (17.79%) Analytical Mindset
3 25 (15.34%) CUDA
4 19 (11.66%) Data Structures
4 19 (11.66%) FPGA
5 15 (9.20%) VHDL
6 14 (8.59%) Analogue Electronics
7 12 (7.36%) Greenfield Project
8 10 (6.13%) Biopharmaceutical
8 10 (6.13%) Life Science
9 8 (4.91%) Taxonomies
10 6 (3.68%) Self-Motivation
11 3 (1.84%) Embedded Systems
11 3 (1.84%) Public Cloud
12 2 (1.23%) GPGPU
12 2 (1.23%) Renewable Energy
13 1 (0.61%) Blockchain
13 1 (0.61%) Distributed Systems
Operating Systems
1 43 (26.38%) Linux
2 28 (17.18%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 107 (65.64%) Mathematics
2 101 (61.96%) Physics
3 95 (58.28%) Computer Science
4 62 (38.04%) Problem-Solving
5 53 (32.52%) Machine Learning
6 48 (29.45%) Software Engineering
7 44 (26.99%) Parallel Programming
8 30 (18.40%) Artificial Intelligence
8 30 (18.40%) Chemistry
9 23 (14.11%) Data Science
10 21 (12.88%) Predictive Modelling
11 18 (11.04%) Analytics
11 18 (11.04%) Data Analytics
11 18 (11.04%) Prototyping
12 17 (10.43%) Agile
12 17 (10.43%) Complexity Analysis
12 17 (10.43%) OO
12 17 (10.43%) OOD
12 17 (10.43%) Signal Processing
13 16 (9.82%) Mathematical Modelling
Programming Languages
1 101 (61.96%) Python
2 74 (45.40%) C
3 60 (36.81%) C++
4 57 (34.97%) Fortran
5 28 (17.18%) Java
6 20 (12.27%) C#
7 16 (9.82%) Bash
8 14 (8.59%) R
9 13 (7.98%) MATLAB
10 12 (7.36%) SQL
11 8 (4.91%) Perl
12 4 (2.45%) AWK
12 4 (2.45%) sed
12 4 (2.45%) Shell Script
13 3 (1.84%) C-shell
13 3 (1.84%) PowerShell
13 3 (1.84%) VB
14 1 (0.61%) Rust
Qualifications
1 163 (100.00%) Degree
2 110 (67.48%) Master's Degree
3 39 (23.93%) Security Cleared
4 27 (16.56%) Computer Science Degree
5 18 (11.04%) MBA
5 18 (11.04%) SC Cleared
6 13 (7.98%) DV Cleared
7 10 (6.13%) CFA
7 10 (6.13%) CIMA
8 2 (1.23%) Numerate Degree
9 1 (0.61%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (4.91%) Accessibility
1 8 (4.91%) California Consumer Privacy Act
1 8 (4.91%) Data Quality
1 8 (4.91%) GDPR
1 8 (4.91%) QA
2 1 (0.61%) ECSS
System Software
1 10 (6.13%) Docker
2 1 (0.61%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 10 (6.13%) Kubernetes
2 4 (2.45%) Ansible
2 4 (2.45%) Terraform
Vendors
1 14 (8.59%) Microsoft
2 2 (1.23%) ANSYS
2 2 (1.23%) OpenAI
3 1 (0.61%) Google
3 1 (0.61%) NVIDIA
3 1 (0.61%) Qubit
3 1 (0.61%) YouTube