Period
to 18 January 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 January 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 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 255 392 298
Rank change year-on-year +137 -94 +19
Permanent jobs citing PhD 60 90 249
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South East 0.61% 0.39% 0.93%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.56% 1.44% 3.28%
Number of salaries quoted 69 60 228
Median annual salary £60,000 £45,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +33.33% -5.26% -5.00%
10th Percentile £34,500 £32,500 £26,000
90th Percentile £77,000 £62,750 £68,750
England median annual salary £70,000 £72,500 £60,000
% change year-on-year -3.45% +20.83% +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 2,346 6,252 7,602
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 23.72% 27.02% 28.40%
Number of salaries quoted 1,688 4,717 5,856
Median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £28,955 £27,000 £25,000
90th Percentile £75,000 £75,000 £71,250
England median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +10.00% - +5.26%

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 January 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 January 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 +92 32 £55,000 +30.37% 35
Surrey +91 19 £62,500 +11.11% 7
Oxfordshire +24 19 £60,000 +69.01% 25
Berkshire +79 12 £51,250 -10.87% 9
Hampshire +76 8 £37,500 - 4
Buckinghamshire +62 1 £50,000 -4.76% 1
East Sussex - 1 £70,000 - 1
PhD
England

For the 6 months to 18 January 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 36 (60.00%) Python
2 28 (46.67%) Mathematics
3 25 (41.67%) Computer Science
4 23 (38.33%) C++
5 22 (36.67%) Degree
6 19 (31.67%) Physics
6 19 (31.67%) Java
7 17 (28.33%) Software Engineering
7 17 (28.33%) Azure
7 17 (28.33%) Algorithms
8 16 (26.67%) Data Science
8 16 (26.67%) Machine Learning
9 14 (23.33%) DevOps
9 14 (23.33%) Finance
10 13 (21.67%) Agile Software Development
10 13 (21.67%) R
11 12 (20.00%) Linux
12 11 (18.33%) Analytical Skills
13 10 (16.67%) Microservices
13 10 (16.67%) Kafka
13 10 (16.67%) Spring Boot
14 9 (15.00%) C
14 9 (15.00%) Electronics
15 8 (13.33%) Validation
15 8 (13.33%) Banking
15 8 (13.33%) Artificial Intelligence
15 8 (13.33%) TensorFlow
15 8 (13.33%) MongoDB
15 8 (13.33%) Problem-Solving
16 7 (11.67%) Scala

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 (5.00%) Apache Spark
1 3 (5.00%) CMS
2 2 (3.33%) Apache
3 1 (1.67%) Apache Pig
3 1 (1.67%) Jupyter
Applications
1 5 (8.33%) Microsoft Office
1 5 (8.33%) Simulink
Cloud Services
1 17 (28.33%) Azure
2 5 (8.33%) AWS
3 4 (6.67%) SaaS
4 3 (5.00%) Amazon SQS
4 3 (5.00%) AWS Lambda
4 3 (5.00%) Serverless
4 3 (5.00%) Veeva
5 2 (3.33%) GCP
6 1 (1.67%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 6 (10.00%) TCP/IP
2 5 (8.33%) Broadband
2 5 (8.33%) Ethernet
2 5 (8.33%) Software-Defined Radio
2 5 (8.33%) VSAT
3 1 (1.67%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (13.33%) MongoDB
2 5 (8.33%) Big Data
2 5 (8.33%) PostgreSQL
3 4 (6.67%) Amazon DynamoDB
3 4 (6.67%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (6.67%) SQL Server
4 3 (5.00%) Amazon RDS
4 3 (5.00%) DB2
4 3 (5.00%) Hadoop
5 2 (3.33%) Data Lake
5 2 (3.33%) Flink
5 2 (3.33%) Qlik Sense
5 2 (3.33%) Tableau
6 1 (1.67%) Apache Hive
6 1 (1.67%) Data Mining
6 1 (1.67%) Impala
6 1 (1.67%) Relational Database
6 1 (1.67%) Triplestore
Development Applications
1 6 (10.00%) Git (software)
2 3 (5.00%) Jenkins
3 1 (1.67%) Octopus Deploy
3 1 (1.67%) Rational DOORS
3 1 (1.67%) TeamCity
General
1 14 (23.33%) Finance
2 9 (15.00%) Electronics
3 8 (13.33%) Banking
4 6 (10.00%) Telecoms
5 5 (8.33%) Military
6 2 (3.33%) Aerospace
6 2 (3.33%) Games
6 2 (3.33%) Marketing
6 2 (3.33%) Police
7 1 (1.67%) Manufacturing
7 1 (1.67%) Retail
Job Titles
1 13 (21.67%) Software Engineer
2 9 (15.00%) Developer
3 8 (13.33%) Data Scientist
4 6 (10.00%) C++ Software Engineer
4 6 (10.00%) Design Engineer
4 6 (10.00%) Graduate
4 6 (10.00%) Junior
5 5 (8.33%) Hardware Design Engineer
5 5 (8.33%) Hardware Engineer
5 5 (8.33%) Systems Engineer
6 4 (6.67%) Architect
6 4 (6.67%) Data Engineer
6 4 (6.67%) Java Architect
6 4 (6.67%) Java Technical Architect
6 4 (6.67%) Lead Architect
6 4 (6.67%) Technical Architect
6 4 (6.67%) Technical Leader
7 3 (5.00%) AWS Developer
7 3 (5.00%) Full Stack Developer
7 3 (5.00%) Junior Data Scientist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (16.67%) Kafka
1 10 (16.67%) Spring Boot
2 8 (13.33%) TensorFlow
3 7 (11.67%) OpenGL
4 6 (10.00%) Boost C++ Libraries
4 6 (10.00%) MFC
4 6 (10.00%) Qt
4 6 (10.00%) WinForms
5 4 (6.67%) Dropwizard
5 4 (6.67%) Keras
6 3 (5.00%) ActiveMQ
6 3 (5.00%) AngularJS
6 3 (5.00%) HTML5
6 3 (5.00%) KnockoutJS
6 3 (5.00%) Node.js
6 3 (5.00%) Pandas
6 3 (5.00%) RabbitMQ
6 3 (5.00%) React
6 3 (5.00%) Serverless Framework
6 3 (5.00%) Vue.js
Miscellaneous
1 17 (28.33%) Algorithms
2 11 (18.33%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (10.00%) CUDA
3 6 (10.00%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
3 6 (10.00%) Greenfield Project
4 5 (8.33%) Embedded Systems
4 5 (8.33%) User Experience
5 4 (6.67%) Cloud Native
5 4 (6.67%) Robotics
6 3 (5.00%) Enterprise Software
6 3 (5.00%) Self-Motivation
7 2 (3.33%) Data Centre
8 1 (1.67%) Animation
8 1 (1.67%) Augmented Reality
8 1 (1.67%) Data Structures
8 1 (1.67%) Digital TV
8 1 (1.67%) Grid Computing
8 1 (1.67%) Semantic Web
Operating Systems
1 12 (20.00%) Linux
2 7 (11.67%) Windows
3 3 (5.00%) VxWorks
4 2 (3.33%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (46.67%) Mathematics
2 25 (41.67%) Computer Science
3 19 (31.67%) Physics
4 17 (28.33%) Software Engineering
5 16 (26.67%) Data Science
5 16 (26.67%) Machine Learning
6 14 (23.33%) DevOps
7 13 (21.67%) Agile Software Development
8 10 (16.67%) Microservices
9 8 (13.33%) Artificial Intelligence
9 8 (13.33%) Problem-Solving
9 8 (13.33%) Validation
10 7 (11.67%) Biology
10 7 (11.67%) Computer Vision
10 7 (11.67%) Data Analysis
10 7 (11.67%) Deep Learning
11 6 (10.00%) Complexity Analysis
11 6 (10.00%) Continuous Improvement
11 6 (10.00%) Multithreading
11 6 (10.00%) OOD
Programming Languages
1 36 (60.00%) Python
2 23 (38.33%) C++
3 19 (31.67%) Java
4 13 (21.67%) R
5 9 (15.00%) C
6 7 (11.67%) MATLAB
6 7 (11.67%) Scala
7 6 (10.00%) C#
7 6 (10.00%) SQL
8 5 (8.33%) JavaScript
9 3 (5.00%) Java 8
10 2 (3.33%) Bash Shell
10 2 (3.33%) Go
11 1 (1.67%) F#
11 1 (1.67%) GLSL
11 1 (1.67%) HLSL
11 1 (1.67%) Perl
11 1 (1.67%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 22 (36.67%) Degree
2 7 (11.67%) Master's Degree
3 4 (6.67%) Computer Science Degree
4 3 (5.00%) DBS Check
5 1 (1.67%) DV Cleared
5 1 (1.67%) Numerate Degree
5 1 (1.67%) Postgraduate
5 1 (1.67%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.33%) DICOM
System Software
1 6 (10.00%) Firmware
2 5 (8.33%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (3.33%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 5 (8.33%) Xilinx
2 3 (5.00%) Salesforce.com
2 3 (5.00%) SAP
2 3 (5.00%) Siebel
2 3 (5.00%) Sun
3 2 (3.33%) Alteryx
3 2 (3.33%) Google
4 1 (1.67%) EMC
4 1 (1.67%) NVIDIA