Period
to 19 February 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 19 February 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
19 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 293 311 428
Rank change year-on-year +18 +117 +87
Permanent jobs citing PhD 244 272 141
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.91% 0.86% 0.45%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.14% 3.28% 1.55%
Number of salaries quoted 212 264 131
South East median annual salary £47,500 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.00% +5.26% +1.06%
10th Percentile £26,250 £31,250 £22,500
90th Percentile £69,875 £77,500 £63,750
England median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +9.09% - -

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 7,762 8,296 9,091
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 28.91% 26.36% 29.28%
Number of salaries quoted 5,838 6,645 7,263
South East median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £25,250 £25,000 £25,500
90th Percentile £71,750 £68,000 £68,750
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -

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 19 February 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 19 February 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 -1 151 £47,500 -5.00% 26
Oxfordshire +17 144 £47,500 -5.00% 19
Surrey +27 47 £42,500 +17.24% 4
Hampshire +7 36 £35,000 -22.22% 8
West Sussex -6 5 £22,500 -65.38% 2
East Sussex +20 4 £25,000 -44.44% 1
Berkshire +16 4 £95,000 +111.11% 5
Buckinghamshire +14 3 £52,500 +10.53% 2
Kent - 1 - -
PhD
England

For the 6 months to 19 February 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.

1 157 (64.34%) C++
2 153 (62.70%) Mathematics
3 140 (57.38%) Algorithms
4 119 (48.77%) Python
5 118 (48.36%) Data Science
6 115 (47.13%) Machine Learning
7 98 (40.16%) Data Analysis
8 97 (39.75%) Java
9 94 (38.52%) MATLAB
10 93 (38.11%) Artificial Intelligence
11 91 (37.30%) R
12 90 (36.89%) C#
13 82 (33.61%) Computer Science
13 82 (33.61%) Computer Vision
14 81 (33.20%) Deep Learning
15 80 (32.79%) Software Engineering
16 76 (31.15%) Physics
17 62 (25.41%) Neural Network
18 61 (25.00%) Analytics
19 52 (21.31%) Pharmaceutical
20 47 (19.26%) C
20 47 (19.26%) JavaScript
21 45 (18.44%) Problem-Solving
21 45 (18.44%) Mathematical Modelling
22 43 (17.62%) Analytical Skills
22 43 (17.62%) Image Processing
23 42 (17.21%) Big Data
24 41 (16.80%) Git (software)
25 38 (15.57%) Subversion
26 32 (13.11%) Degree

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 10 (4.10%) Apache Spark
2 8 (3.28%) SAS
3 3 (1.23%) Apache
3 3 (1.23%) ArcGIS
3 3 (1.23%) GeoServer
4 1 (0.41%) DNN
4 1 (0.41%) OpenStack
Applications
1 24 (9.84%) GNU Octave
2 15 (6.15%) Microsoft Excel
3 14 (5.74%) Microsoft Office
4 2 (0.82%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (0.82%) Simulink
4 2 (0.82%) Spreadsheet
4 2 (0.82%) SPSS
5 1 (0.41%) Abaqus
5 1 (0.41%) Chatbot
5 1 (0.41%) NASTRAN
Cloud Services
1 5 (2.05%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (1.64%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.41%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 4 (1.64%) 5G
2 3 (1.23%) LTE
2 3 (1.23%) Radio Access Network
3 2 (0.82%) GSM
3 2 (0.82%) MIMO
3 2 (0.82%) Software-Defined Radio
3 2 (0.82%) UMTS
3 2 (0.82%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (0.41%) 3GPP
4 1 (0.41%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 42 (17.21%) Big Data
2 10 (4.10%) Data Mining
2 10 (4.10%) Hadoop
3 4 (1.64%) Apache Hive
4 3 (1.23%) Geospatial Data
4 3 (1.23%) GIS
4 3 (1.23%) Oracle Database
4 3 (1.23%) PostgreSQL
4 3 (1.23%) QGIS
4 3 (1.23%) Spatial Data
4 3 (1.23%) SQL Server
5 2 (0.82%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.41%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.41%) Azure SQL Database
6 1 (0.41%) Data Lake
6 1 (0.41%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.41%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 41 (16.80%) Git (software)
2 38 (15.57%) Subversion
3 2 (0.82%) CMake
4 1 (0.41%) JIRA
4 1 (0.41%) Visual Studio
General
1 52 (21.31%) Pharmaceutical
2 28 (11.48%) Finance
3 5 (2.05%) Marketing
4 4 (1.64%) Advertising
4 4 (1.64%) Telecoms
5 2 (0.82%) Electronics
5 2 (0.82%) Games
5 2 (0.82%) German Language
5 2 (0.82%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.41%) Aerospace
6 1 (0.41%) Automotive
6 1 (0.41%) Avionics
6 1 (0.41%) Banking
6 1 (0.41%) Retail
Job Titles
1 72 (29.51%) Developer
2 47 (19.26%) Software Developer
3 45 (18.44%) Data Scientist
4 44 (18.03%) Software Engineer
5 41 (16.80%) Graduate
6 37 (15.16%) Computer Engineer
6 37 (15.16%) Computer Vision Engineer
7 30 (12.30%) C++ Software Engineer
8 27 (11.07%) Machine Learning Engineer
9 22 (9.02%) Developer/Software Engineer
10 21 (8.61%) Research Engineer
11 20 (8.20%) C++ Developer
12 19 (7.79%) C++ Software Developer
13 17 (6.97%) Scientific Software Developer
14 15 (6.15%) Analyst
14 15 (6.15%) Graduate Test Engineer
14 15 (6.15%) Software Test Engineer
14 15 (6.15%) Test Engineer
15 14 (5.74%) JavaScript Developer
16 12 (4.92%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (11.89%) .NET
2 27 (11.07%) TensorFlow
3 20 (8.20%) AngularJS
3 20 (8.20%) React
4 17 (6.97%) Natural Language Processing
5 11 (4.51%) Keras
6 10 (4.10%) Caffe
7 7 (2.87%) CSS
7 7 (2.87%) HTML
8 6 (2.46%) Web Services
9 5 (2.05%) OpenCV
10 4 (1.64%) CSS3
10 4 (1.64%) HTML5
10 4 (1.64%) KnockoutJS
10 4 (1.64%) PySpark
11 3 (1.23%) Django
11 3 (1.23%) Ext JS
11 3 (1.23%) GeoExt
11 3 (1.23%) jQuery
11 3 (1.23%) OpenLayers
Miscellaneous
1 140 (57.38%) Algorithms
2 43 (17.62%) Analytical Skills
3 18 (7.38%) Life Science
4 15 (6.15%) Data Structures
5 8 (3.28%) Robotics
6 4 (1.64%) CUDA
7 3 (1.23%) Enterprise Software
7 3 (1.23%) Self-Motivation
8 2 (0.82%) Credit Risk
8 2 (0.82%) e-Learning
9 1 (0.41%) Biotechnology
9 1 (0.41%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
9 1 (0.41%) SIMD
9 1 (0.41%) VHDL
9 1 (0.41%) VLSI
Operating Systems
1 22 (9.02%) Linux
2 11 (4.51%) Windows
3 2 (0.82%) Robot Operating System
Processes & Methodologies
1 153 (62.70%) Mathematics
2 118 (48.36%) Data Science
3 115 (47.13%) Machine Learning
4 98 (40.16%) Data Analysis
5 93 (38.11%) Artificial Intelligence
6 82 (33.61%) Computer Science
6 82 (33.61%) Computer Vision
7 81 (33.20%) Deep Learning
8 80 (32.79%) Software Engineering
9 76 (31.15%) Physics
10 62 (25.41%) Neural Network
11 61 (25.00%) Analytics
12 45 (18.44%) Mathematical Modelling
12 45 (18.44%) Problem-Solving
13 43 (17.62%) Image Processing
14 28 (11.48%) Biology
15 26 (10.66%) Bayesian Methods
15 26 (10.66%) Reinforcement Learning
15 26 (10.66%) SDLC
16 25 (10.25%) Innovative Thinking
Programming Languages
1 157 (64.34%) C++
2 119 (48.77%) Python
3 97 (39.75%) Java
4 94 (38.52%) MATLAB
5 91 (37.30%) R
6 90 (36.89%) C#
7 47 (19.26%) C
7 47 (19.26%) JavaScript
8 22 (9.02%) SQL
9 7 (2.87%) Scala
10 5 (2.05%) F#
11 4 (1.64%) Haskell
12 3 (1.23%) Bash Shell
12 3 (1.23%) Ruby
12 3 (1.23%) VB
13 2 (0.82%) Perl
14 1 (0.41%) Delphi
14 1 (0.41%) Embedded C
14 1 (0.41%) Fortran
14 1 (0.41%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 32 (13.11%) Degree
2 16 (6.56%) MPhil
3 15 (6.15%) ISTQB
4 12 (4.92%) Master's Degree
5 8 (3.28%) SC Cleared
5 8 (3.28%) Security Cleared
6 7 (2.87%) Numerate Degree
7 3 (1.23%) Computer Science Degree
8 1 (0.41%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (0.82%) QA
2 1 (0.41%) CDISC
2 1 (0.41%) Data Quality
System Software
1 3 (1.23%) Docker
2 1 (0.41%) KVM
2 1 (0.41%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (1.23%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 13 (5.33%) Microsoft
2 5 (2.05%) Oracle
3 3 (1.23%) ESRI
3 3 (1.23%) Mapbox
3 3 (1.23%) Mapinfo
4 2 (0.82%) Perforce
4 2 (0.82%) RapidMiner
5 1 (0.41%) ANSYS
5 1 (0.41%) Atmel
5 1 (0.41%) EMC
5 1 (0.41%) QNX
5 1 (0.41%) VMware
5 1 (0.41%) Xilinx