Period
to 25 August 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 25 August 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
25 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 378 279 365
Rank change year-on-year -99 +86 +39
Permanent jobs citing PhD 123 302 183
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.47% 1.01% 0.63%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.70% 3.89% 2.25%
Number of salaries quoted 99 305 196
South East median annual salary £42,189 £50,000 £46,250
Median salary % change year-on-year -15.62% +8.11% +8.82%
10th Percentile £32,500 £32,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £70,250 £72,500 £75,000
England median annual salary £65,000 £60,000 £53,750
% change year-on-year +8.33% +11.63% +7.50%

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 7,230 7,761 8,134
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 27.87% 26.05% 27.86%
Number of salaries quoted 5,258 6,106 6,594
South East median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £44,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% +2.27% -2.22%
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,375 £25,000
90th Percentile £75,000 £70,000 £68,750
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £46,500
% change year-on-year - +7.53% -2.11%

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 25 August 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 25 August 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 -90 58 £47,500 -5.00% 19
Oxfordshire -37 50 £47,500 -5.00% 13
Hampshire +27 44 £35,000 -17.65%
Surrey -14 11 £37,500 -25.00% 2
Berkshire +21 8 £60,000 +41.18% 3
West Sussex -2 4 £41,500 +84.44% 8
Middlesex +2 3 £42,500 -37.04% 3
East Sussex +9 2 £62,500 +150.00% 1
PhD
England

For the 6 months to 25 August 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 76 (61.79%) C++
1 76 (61.79%) Python
2 74 (60.16%) Mathematics
3 68 (55.28%) Computer Science
4 63 (51.22%) Physics
5 57 (46.34%) Data Science
6 56 (45.53%) Software Engineering
7 51 (41.46%) Machine Learning
8 50 (40.65%) Degree
9 46 (37.40%) Data Analysis
10 45 (36.59%) Java
11 43 (34.96%) MATLAB
11 43 (34.96%) Algorithms
12 40 (32.52%) R
13 35 (28.46%) Mathematical Modelling
13 35 (28.46%) Artificial Intelligence
14 23 (18.70%) C#
15 21 (17.07%) Self-Motivation
16 20 (16.26%) Computer Vision
16 20 (16.26%) Deep Learning
17 18 (14.63%) Big Data
17 18 (14.63%) Git (software)
17 18 (14.63%) Master's Degree
18 17 (13.82%) Analytical Skills
19 15 (12.20%) Problem-Solving
20 14 (11.38%) Open Source
20 14 (11.38%) Analytics
20 14 (11.38%) Linux
20 14 (11.38%) Agile Software Development
21 13 (10.57%) Validation

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 6 (4.88%) Apache Spark
2 3 (2.44%) Apache Airflow
2 3 (2.44%) Luigi
3 2 (1.63%) ArcGIS
3 2 (1.63%) GeoServer
4 1 (0.81%) Apache
4 1 (0.81%) Apache Solr
4 1 (0.81%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 6 (4.88%) GNU Octave
2 4 (3.25%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (2.44%) Microsoft Office
4 1 (0.81%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.81%) Simulink
4 1 (0.81%) Weka
Cloud Services
1 9 (7.32%) AWS
2 3 (2.44%) Azure
2 3 (2.44%) GCP
Communications & Networking
1 5 (4.07%) ATM
2 2 (1.63%) 5G
2 2 (1.63%) GSM
2 2 (1.63%) LTE
2 2 (1.63%) MIMO
2 2 (1.63%) Radio Access Network
2 2 (1.63%) UMTS
2 2 (1.63%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (14.63%) Big Data
2 6 (4.88%) Hadoop
3 3 (2.44%) Data Mining
3 3 (2.44%) Geospatial Data
4 2 (1.63%) Apache Hive
4 2 (1.63%) Blockchain
4 2 (1.63%) GIS
4 2 (1.63%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (1.63%) QGIS
4 2 (1.63%) Spatial Data
5 1 (0.81%) Flink
5 1 (0.81%) HBase
5 1 (0.81%) Text Mining
Development Applications
1 18 (14.63%) Git (software)
2 12 (9.76%) Subversion
3 5 (4.07%) JIRA
3 5 (4.07%) Rational DOORS
3 5 (4.07%) Travis CI
3 5 (4.07%) Visual Studio
4 4 (3.25%) Jenkins
5 1 (0.81%) Eclipse
5 1 (0.81%) Maven
5 1 (0.81%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 9 (7.32%) Manufacturing
1 9 (7.32%) Pharmaceutical
2 8 (6.50%) Public Sector
3 6 (4.88%) Finance
4 5 (4.07%) Electronics
5 2 (1.63%) Automotive
6 1 (0.81%) Advertising
6 1 (0.81%) French Language
6 1 (0.81%) Games
6 1 (0.81%) Law
6 1 (0.81%) Marketing
6 1 (0.81%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 34 (27.64%) Software Engineer
2 25 (20.33%) Data Scientist
3 22 (17.89%) Junior
4 20 (16.26%) Graduate
5 16 (13.01%) Research Engineer
6 12 (9.76%) Junior Data Scientist
7 9 (7.32%) Analyst
7 9 (7.32%) Machine Learning Engineer
8 8 (6.50%) Computer Engineer
8 8 (6.50%) Computer Vision Engineer
8 8 (6.50%) Developer
9 7 (5.69%) Software Developer
9 7 (5.69%) Systems Engineer
10 6 (4.88%) C++ Software Engineer
10 6 (4.88%) Control Systems Engineer
10 6 (4.88%) Data Engineer
10 6 (4.88%) Junior Developer
11 5 (4.07%) Performance Engineer
11 5 (4.07%) Performance Test Engineer
11 5 (4.07%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (8.13%) TensorFlow
2 8 (6.50%) scikit-learn
3 7 (5.69%) .NET
3 7 (5.69%) NumPy
4 5 (4.07%) .NET Core
4 5 (4.07%) AngularJS
4 5 (4.07%) Natural Language Processing
4 5 (4.07%) Web Services
5 4 (3.25%) HTML
5 4 (3.25%) HTML5
5 4 (3.25%) Keras
5 4 (3.25%) SciPy
6 3 (2.44%) Caffe
6 3 (2.44%) CSS
6 3 (2.44%) jQuery
6 3 (2.44%) JSON
6 3 (2.44%) OpenCV
6 3 (2.44%) Pandas
6 3 (2.44%) REST
6 3 (2.44%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 43 (34.96%) Algorithms
2 21 (17.07%) Self-Motivation
3 17 (13.82%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (5.69%) Life Science
4 7 (5.69%) Robotics
5 3 (2.44%) Data Structures
5 3 (2.44%) Greenfield Project
6 2 (1.63%) Embedded Systems
6 2 (1.63%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
6 2 (1.63%) VHDL
6 2 (1.63%) Virtual Team
7 1 (0.81%) Cyber-Physical System
7 1 (0.81%) Linked Data
7 1 (0.81%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.81%) NHS
7 1 (0.81%) Verilog
Operating Systems
1 14 (11.38%) Linux
2 6 (4.88%) VxWorks
3 3 (2.44%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 74 (60.16%) Mathematics
2 68 (55.28%) Computer Science
3 63 (51.22%) Physics
4 57 (46.34%) Data Science
5 56 (45.53%) Software Engineering
6 51 (41.46%) Machine Learning
7 46 (37.40%) Data Analysis
8 35 (28.46%) Artificial Intelligence
8 35 (28.46%) Mathematical Modelling
9 20 (16.26%) Computer Vision
9 20 (16.26%) Deep Learning
10 15 (12.20%) Problem-Solving
11 14 (11.38%) Agile Software Development
11 14 (11.38%) Analytics
11 14 (11.38%) Open Source
12 13 (10.57%) Validation
13 12 (9.76%) Mentoring
14 11 (8.94%) Component Testing
14 11 (8.94%) Image Processing
15 9 (7.32%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 76 (61.79%) C++
1 76 (61.79%) Python
2 45 (36.59%) Java
3 43 (34.96%) MATLAB
4 40 (32.52%) R
5 23 (18.70%) C#
6 10 (8.13%) SQL
7 9 (7.32%) C
8 8 (6.50%) Scala
9 7 (5.69%) JavaScript
10 5 (4.07%) VB.NET
11 4 (3.25%) F#
11 4 (3.25%) ML
12 3 (2.44%) VB
13 2 (1.63%) Delphi
13 2 (1.63%) Pascal
14 1 (0.81%) Fortran
14 1 (0.81%) PL/SQL
14 1 (0.81%) VBA
Qualifications
1 50 (40.65%) Degree
2 18 (14.63%) Master's Degree
3 10 (8.13%) DBS Check
4 8 (6.50%) SC Cleared
4 8 (6.50%) Security Cleared
5 6 (4.88%) Computer Science Degree
6 5 (4.07%) ISTQB
6 5 (4.07%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 4 (3.25%) Chartered Engineer
8 3 (2.44%) Numerate Degree
8 3 (2.44%) Postgraduate
9 1 (0.81%) DV Cleared
System Software
1 5 (4.07%) Docker
Systems Management
1 5 (4.07%) HP Quality Center
1 5 (4.07%) Kubernetes
1 5 (4.07%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 5 (4.07%) Perforce
2 4 (3.25%) Google
3 3 (2.44%) Microsoft
4 2 (1.63%) ESRI
4 2 (1.63%) Mapbox
4 2 (1.63%) Mapinfo
5 1 (0.81%) Altera
5 1 (0.81%) EMC
5 1 (0.81%) Intel
5 1 (0.81%) SAP
5 1 (0.81%) Tableau
5 1 (0.81%) Xilinx