Period
to 18 October 2021

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 18 October 2021 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
18 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 363 238 399
Rank change year-on-year -125 +161 -94
Permanent jobs citing PhD 85 55 107
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South East 0.48% 0.70% 0.42%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.68% 2.65% 1.53%
Number of salaries quoted 39 55 88
10th Percentile £38,900 £36,000 £31,250
25th Percentile £40,371 £50,000 £32,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £60,000 £42,189
Median % change year-on-year -16.67% +42.22% -15.62%
75th Percentile £53,750 £69,375 £55,000
90th Percentile £62,700 £76,250 £68,750
England median annual salary £70,000 £67,500 £65,000
% change year-on-year +3.70% +3.85% +4.00%

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 5,058 2,077 6,987
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 28.28% 26.38% 27.46%
Number of salaries quoted 2,730 1,544 5,234
10th Percentile £28,250 £30,000 £26,250
25th Percentile £36,250 £37,500 £33,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median % change year-on-year - +5.26% +4.40%
75th Percentile £65,000 £63,750 £62,500
90th Percentile £76,250 £73,750 £75,000
England median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year - +10.00% -

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 18 October 2021.

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 18 October 2021. 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 -78 54 £45,000 -25.00% 10
Oxfordshire -6 48 £45,000 -25.00% 8
Surrey -68 17 £45,000 -28.00% 6
East Sussex -39 7 £52,500 -8.70% 1
West Sussex - 5 £105,000 - 1
Berkshire -67 4 £72,500 +35.51%
Hampshire -125 2 £52,500 +16.67% 5
Buckinghamshire - 2 - - 2
PhD
England

For the 6 months to 18 October 2021, 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 46 (54.12%) Degree
2 41 (48.24%) Python
3 32 (37.65%) Problem-Solving
4 31 (36.47%) Mathematics
5 29 (34.12%) Computer Science
6 28 (32.94%) C++
6 28 (32.94%) Analytical Skills
7 26 (30.59%) Social Skills
8 21 (24.71%) Software Engineering
9 20 (23.53%) Machine Learning
9 20 (23.53%) Algorithms
10 18 (21.18%) Pharmaceutical
10 18 (21.18%) Linux
11 17 (20.00%) Java
12 16 (18.82%) Physics
12 16 (18.82%) Analytics
13 15 (17.65%) Data Science
14 14 (16.47%) Deep Learning
14 14 (16.47%) Linear Programming
14 14 (16.47%) SaaS
15 13 (15.29%) Web Services
15 13 (15.29%) Agile Software Development
15 13 (15.29%) Mentoring
16 12 (14.12%) Windows
16 12 (14.12%) MATLAB
16 12 (14.12%) Data Analysis
17 11 (12.94%) Biology
17 11 (12.94%) Bioinformatics
17 11 (12.94%) Life Science
17 11 (12.94%) Data Management

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 3 (3.53%) SAS
2 1 (1.18%) OpenStack
Applications
1 4 (4.71%) Simulink
2 3 (3.53%) GNU Octave
Cloud Services
1 14 (16.47%) SaaS
2 1 (1.18%) Amazon S3
2 1 (1.18%) Amazon SageMaker
2 1 (1.18%) AWS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (8.24%) Wireless
2 3 (3.53%) Software-Defined Radio
3 1 (1.18%) 5G
3 1 (1.18%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (7.06%) Metadata
1 6 (7.06%) Relational Database
2 3 (3.53%) Big Data
3 1 (1.18%) Data Lake
3 1 (1.18%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 7 (8.24%) Git (software)
General
1 28 (32.94%) Analytical Skills
2 26 (30.59%) Social Skills
3 18 (21.18%) Pharmaceutical
4 8 (9.41%) Inclusion and Diversity
5 7 (8.24%) Marketing
6 6 (7.06%) Manufacturing
7 3 (3.53%) Electronics
8 2 (2.35%) Finance
8 2 (2.35%) Influencing Skills
8 2 (2.35%) Military
9 1 (1.18%) Games
9 1 (1.18%) Retail
Job Titles
1 19 (22.35%) Developer
2 13 (15.29%) Computer Engineer
2 13 (15.29%) Java Developer
3 11 (12.94%) Research Engineer
4 9 (10.59%) Computer Vision Engineer
5 7 (8.24%) Project Leader
5 7 (8.24%) Senior Developer
5 7 (8.24%) Senior Java Developer
5 7 (8.24%) Software Engineer
6 6 (7.06%) Data Scientist
6 6 (7.06%) Senior Data Scientist
7 4 (4.71%) Product Manager
7 4 (4.71%) Senior Software Engineer
8 3 (3.53%) Electronics Engineer
8 3 (3.53%) FPGA Developer
8 3 (3.53%) Project Owner
8 3 (3.53%) Service Owner
9 2 (2.35%) Programmer
9 2 (2.35%) Software Developer
9 2 (2.35%) Statistical Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (15.29%) Web Services
2 9 (10.59%) AngularJS
3 8 (9.41%) EDI
4 7 (8.24%) Java EE
4 7 (8.24%) PyTorch
4 7 (8.24%) REST
4 7 (8.24%) RxJS
4 7 (8.24%) TensorFlow
5 6 (7.06%) Hibernate
5 6 (7.06%) RabbitMQ
5 6 (7.06%) Spring
6 4 (4.71%) OpenCV
7 2 (2.35%) .NET
7 2 (2.35%) React
8 1 (1.18%) Caffe
8 1 (1.18%) DirectX
8 1 (1.18%) OpenGL
8 1 (1.18%) OpenGL ES
8 1 (1.18%) Torch
8 1 (1.18%) Vulkan
Miscellaneous
1 20 (23.53%) Algorithms
2 11 (12.94%) Life Science
3 6 (7.06%) Enterprise Software
3 6 (7.06%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
3 6 (7.06%) Greenfield Project
4 5 (5.88%) Embedded Systems
5 4 (4.71%) Data Structures
5 4 (4.71%) Public Cloud
6 2 (2.35%) Biotechnology
6 2 (2.35%) Cyberthreat
6 2 (2.35%) User Experience
6 2 (2.35%) VHDL
7 1 (1.18%) Cybercrime
7 1 (1.18%) LIMS
7 1 (1.18%) Photography
7 1 (1.18%) Social Gaming
Operating Systems
1 18 (21.18%) Linux
2 12 (14.12%) Windows
3 1 (1.18%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (37.65%) Problem-Solving
2 31 (36.47%) Mathematics
3 29 (34.12%) Computer Science
4 21 (24.71%) Software Engineering
5 20 (23.53%) Machine Learning
6 16 (18.82%) Analytics
6 16 (18.82%) Physics
7 15 (17.65%) Data Science
8 14 (16.47%) Deep Learning
8 14 (16.47%) Linear Programming
9 13 (15.29%) Agile Software Development
9 13 (15.29%) Mentoring
10 12 (14.12%) Data Analysis
11 11 (12.94%) Bioinformatics
11 11 (12.94%) Biology
11 11 (12.94%) Data Management
12 10 (11.76%) Artificial Intelligence
12 10 (11.76%) Chemistry
12 10 (11.76%) Computer Vision
12 10 (11.76%) Image Processing
Programming Languages
1 41 (48.24%) Python
2 28 (32.94%) C++
3 17 (20.00%) Java
4 12 (14.12%) MATLAB
5 9 (10.59%) JavaScript
6 8 (9.41%) C
6 8 (9.41%) SQL
7 7 (8.24%) C#
8 5 (5.88%) Fortran
9 4 (4.71%) R
Qualifications
1 46 (54.12%) Degree
2 10 (11.76%) Master's Degree
3 8 (9.41%) DBS Check
4 7 (8.24%) Security Cleared
5 6 (7.06%) DV Cleared
5 6 (7.06%) PMP
6 4 (4.71%) MBA
7 1 (1.18%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (7.06%) Data Quality
2 2 (2.35%) CDISC
2 2 (2.35%) Def Stans
3 1 (1.18%) ISO 9000
3 1 (1.18%) QA
System Software
1 6 (7.06%) Docker
2 3 (3.53%) Firmware
Vendors
1 4 (4.71%) Sun
2 2 (2.35%) Agilent
2 2 (2.35%) ANSYS
2 2 (2.35%) Bloomberg