Period
to 21 November 2018

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 21 November 2018 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
21 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 305 337 407
Rank change year-on-year +32 +70 +143
Permanent jobs citing PhD 243 236 186
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.85% 0.77% 0.53%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.10% 2.83% 1.71%
Number of salaries quoted 242 221 191
South East median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +18.75%
10th Percentile £26,000 £32,500 £23,750
90th Percentile £70,000 £75,000 £63,750
England median annual salary £65,000 £55,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +18.18% +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 7,830 8,327 10,896
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 27.23% 27.01% 31.16%
Number of salaries quoted 6,010 6,763 8,765
South East median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £25,000 £25,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £70,000 £68,950 £68,750
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +3.26% +2.22%

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 21 November 2018.

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 21 November 2018. 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 +14 174 £50,000 - 30
Oxfordshire +23 164 £50,000 - 27
Surrey +40 38 £35,500 - 5
Hampshire -13 12 £50,000 - 2
West Sussex +4 9 £22,500 -18.18%
Berkshire -11 6 £42,500 -41.38% 2
East Sussex -7 5 £25,000 -29.34% 4
Buckinghamshire -3 4 £57,500 +21.05% 1
Middlesex - 3 £70,000 -
Kent - 1 - - 1
PhD
England

For the 6 months to 21 November 2018, 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.

1 161 (66.26%) C++
2 143 (58.85%) Machine Learning
3 134 (55.14%) Algorithms
4 120 (49.38%) Mathematics
5 119 (48.97%) Computer Vision
6 117 (48.15%) Deep Learning
7 115 (47.33%) Python
8 110 (45.27%) Artificial Intelligence
9 92 (37.86%) Software Engineering
10 87 (35.80%) C#
11 84 (34.57%) Java
12 76 (31.28%) Physics
13 69 (28.40%) Neural Network
14 64 (26.34%) Data Science
15 63 (25.93%) Computer Science
16 59 (24.28%) C
17 57 (23.46%) MATLAB
17 57 (23.46%) R
18 54 (22.22%) Bayesian Methods
19 52 (21.40%) Biology
19 52 (21.40%) TensorFlow
20 51 (20.99%) Multithreading
21 50 (20.58%) Image Processing
22 49 (20.16%) Big Data
22 49 (20.16%) Data Analysis
23 47 (19.34%) Reinforcement Learning
24 46 (18.93%) Natural Language Processing
25 41 (16.87%) Git (software)
26 38 (15.64%) Degree
26 38 (15.64%) MPhil

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 18 (7.41%) Apache Spark
2 4 (1.65%) DNN
3 3 (1.23%) SAS
4 2 (0.82%) Apache
5 1 (0.41%) Apache Pig
5 1 (0.41%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (0.41%) OpenStack
Applications
1 32 (13.17%) GNU Octave
2 17 (7.00%) Microsoft Excel
3 16 (6.58%) Microsoft Office
4 4 (1.65%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 2 (0.82%) Chatbot
5 2 (0.82%) Spreadsheet
5 2 (0.82%) SPSS
6 1 (0.41%) Maya
6 1 (0.41%) MotionBuilder
6 1 (0.41%) Simulink
Cloud Services
1 11 (4.53%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.41%) AWS Lambda
2 1 (0.41%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.41%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.41%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 2 (0.82%) SMS
1 2 (0.82%) Software-Defined Radio
2 1 (0.41%) 3GPP
2 1 (0.41%) 5G
2 1 (0.41%) Internet
2 1 (0.41%) LTE
2 1 (0.41%) TCP/IP
2 1 (0.41%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 49 (20.16%) Big Data
2 9 (3.70%) Apache Cassandra
2 9 (3.70%) NoSQL
2 9 (3.70%) SQL Server
3 8 (3.29%) Hadoop
3 8 (3.29%) MongoDB
4 6 (2.47%) Oracle Database
5 5 (2.06%) Apache Hive
6 2 (0.82%) Data Mining
7 1 (0.41%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 1 (0.41%) Data Lake
7 1 (0.41%) Impala
7 1 (0.41%) Relational Database
7 1 (0.41%) STATISTICA
Development Applications
1 41 (16.87%) Git (software)
2 37 (15.23%) Subversion
3 1 (0.41%) CMake
3 1 (0.41%) JIRA
3 1 (0.41%) Selenium
General
1 18 (7.41%) Finance
1 18 (7.41%) Pharmaceutical
2 8 (3.29%) Automotive
2 8 (3.29%) Electronics
2 8 (3.29%) Retail
3 4 (1.65%) Aerospace
3 4 (1.65%) Marketing
4 3 (1.23%) German Language
5 2 (0.82%) Manufacturing
5 2 (0.82%) Publishing
5 2 (0.82%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.41%) Military
Job Titles
1 90 (37.04%) Developer
2 59 (24.28%) Software Developer
3 54 (22.22%) Software Engineer
4 46 (18.93%) Computer Engineer
4 46 (18.93%) Computer Vision Engineer
5 43 (17.70%) C++ Developer
6 41 (16.87%) C++ Software Developer
7 37 (15.23%) C++ Software Engineer
7 37 (15.23%) Developer/Software Engineer
8 32 (13.17%) Data Scientist
9 31 (12.76%) Graduate
10 24 (9.88%) Machine Learning Engineer
11 17 (7.00%) Research Engineer
12 15 (6.17%) Python Developer
13 13 (5.35%) Analyst
14 12 (4.94%) Java Developer
14 12 (4.94%) Python Engineer
15 11 (4.53%) Support Analyst
16 10 (4.12%) Consultant
16 10 (4.12%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 52 (21.40%) TensorFlow
2 46 (18.93%) Natural Language Processing
3 13 (5.35%) AngularJS
4 10 (4.12%) Keras
5 9 (3.70%) .NET
5 9 (3.70%) Caffe
5 9 (3.70%) CSS
5 9 (3.70%) HTML
6 7 (2.88%) Backbone.js
6 7 (2.88%) Django
6 7 (2.88%) RESTful
6 7 (2.88%) Ruby on Rails
7 6 (2.47%) J2EE
7 6 (2.47%) JSP
7 6 (2.47%) Web Services
8 5 (2.06%) OpenCV
8 5 (2.06%) React
9 3 (1.23%) CSS3
9 3 (1.23%) HTML5
9 3 (1.23%) KnockoutJS
Miscellaneous
1 134 (55.14%) Algorithms
2 63 (25.93%) Computer Science
3 28 (11.52%) Analytical Skills
4 16 (6.58%) CUDA
4 16 (6.58%) Life Science
5 13 (5.35%) Data Structures
6 11 (4.53%) Robotics
7 8 (3.29%) NHS
8 7 (2.88%) Mobile App
9 6 (2.47%) Enterprise Software
10 5 (2.06%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
10 5 (2.06%) VHDL
11 4 (1.65%) Acoustics
12 3 (1.23%) e-Learning
13 2 (0.82%) Self-Motivation
13 2 (0.82%) Verilog
14 1 (0.41%) Credit Risk
14 1 (0.41%) iPhone
14 1 (0.41%) SIMD
14 1 (0.41%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 34 (13.99%) Linux
2 23 (9.47%) Windows
3 9 (3.70%) Android
4 7 (2.88%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.41%) Robot Operating System
Processes & Methodologies
1 143 (58.85%) Machine Learning
2 120 (49.38%) Mathematics
3 119 (48.97%) Computer Vision
4 117 (48.15%) Deep Learning
5 110 (45.27%) Artificial Intelligence
6 92 (37.86%) Software Engineering
7 76 (31.28%) Physics
8 69 (28.40%) Neural Network
9 64 (26.34%) Data Science
10 54 (22.22%) Bayesian Methods
11 52 (21.40%) Biology
12 51 (20.99%) Multithreading
13 50 (20.58%) Image Processing
14 49 (20.16%) Data Analysis
15 47 (19.34%) Reinforcement Learning
16 37 (15.23%) Probabilistic Modelling
17 36 (14.81%) Analytics
17 36 (14.81%) Computational Biology
17 36 (14.81%) Computational Linguistics
17 36 (14.81%) Distributed Algorithms
Programming Languages
1 161 (66.26%) C++
2 115 (47.33%) Python
3 87 (35.80%) C#
4 84 (34.57%) Java
5 59 (24.28%) C
6 57 (23.46%) MATLAB
6 57 (23.46%) R
7 24 (9.88%) SQL
8 23 (9.47%) JavaScript
9 8 (3.29%) Ruby
10 5 (2.06%) VB
11 3 (1.23%) F#
11 3 (1.23%) Haskell
11 3 (1.23%) Perl
11 3 (1.23%) Scala
12 2 (0.82%) Delphi
12 2 (0.82%) Embedded C
13 1 (0.41%) Bash Shell
13 1 (0.41%) Fortran
13 1 (0.41%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 38 (15.64%) Degree
1 38 (15.64%) MPhil
2 13 (5.35%) Master's Degree
3 6 (2.47%) Numerate Degree
4 5 (2.06%) Computer Science Degree
4 5 (2.06%) Security Cleared
5 4 (1.65%) ISTQB
5 4 (1.65%) SC Cleared
6 1 (0.41%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.41%) HND
6 1 (0.41%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (7.00%) QA
2 1 (0.41%) IFRS
2 1 (0.41%) IFRS 9
System Software
1 2 (0.82%) Firmware
2 1 (0.41%) Docker
2 1 (0.41%) KVM
2 1 (0.41%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (0.41%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 13 (5.35%) Microsoft
2 6 (2.47%) Oracle
3 3 (1.23%) Google
3 3 (1.23%) Xilinx
4 2 (0.82%) Atmel
4 2 (0.82%) EMC
4 2 (0.82%) RapidMiner
5 1 (0.41%) QNX
5 1 (0.41%) Tableau
5 1 (0.41%) Teradata
5 1 (0.41%) VMware