Period
to 29 May 2020

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 29 May 2020 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
29 May 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 333 328 284
Rank change year-on-year -5 -44 +93
Permanent jobs citing PhD 67 182 320
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South East 0.41% 0.70% 1.05%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.62% 2.41% 3.99%
Number of salaries quoted 35 140 320
Median annual salary £60,000 £45,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +33.33% -10.00% +17.65%
10th Percentile £38,750 £28,750 £32,500
90th Percentile £81,500 £75,000 £80,000
England median annual salary £67,500 £60,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +12.50% +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 4,138 7,538 8,025
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 25.62% 28.92% 26.39%
Number of salaries quoted 2,977 5,506 6,360
Median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £28,500 £26,250 £26,000
90th Percentile £75,000 £72,500 £68,750
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +11.11%

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 29 May 2020.

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 29 May 2020. 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 +39 49 £60,000 +26.32% 8
Oxfordshire -12 42 £60,000 +26.32% 7
Surrey +50 13 £55,000 - 4
Berkshire +53 5 £60,000 -36.84% 1
Hampshire -2 3 £60,000 +71.43% 3
Buckinghamshire +36 2 £85,000 +61.90%
West Sussex +33 1 - -
East Sussex +25 1 £45,000 -28.00%
PhD
England

For the 6 months to 29 May 2020, 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 41 (61.19%) Python
1 41 (61.19%) Algorithms
2 36 (53.73%) Mathematics
3 32 (47.76%) C++
4 31 (46.27%) Data Science
5 30 (44.78%) Pharmaceutical
6 27 (40.30%) Analytics
7 24 (35.82%) Data Analysis
8 19 (28.36%) SDLC
9 18 (26.87%) Computer Science
10 17 (25.37%) Azure
11 16 (23.88%) Threat Modelling
11 16 (23.88%) Problem-Solving
11 16 (23.88%) Degree
11 16 (23.88%) Software Engineering
11 16 (23.88%) Agile Software Development
12 15 (22.39%) Machine Learning
13 14 (20.90%) Java
14 13 (19.40%) TOGAF
14 13 (19.40%) Software Architecture
14 13 (19.40%) PaaS
14 13 (19.40%) Innovative Thinking
15 12 (17.91%) C
16 11 (16.42%) MATLAB
16 11 (16.42%) Git (software)
16 11 (16.42%) R
17 10 (14.93%) Big Data
17 10 (14.93%) AWS
17 10 (14.93%) Qt
17 10 (14.93%) Artificial Intelligence

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 1 (1.49%) Apache
1 1 (1.49%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 1 (1.49%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 17 (25.37%) Azure
2 13 (19.40%) PaaS
3 10 (14.93%) AWS
4 4 (5.97%) GCP
5 1 (1.49%) Google Sheets
5 1 (1.49%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 4 (5.97%) 4G
1 4 (5.97%) 5G
1 4 (5.97%) DVB
1 4 (5.97%) LTE
1 4 (5.97%) Wireless
2 2 (2.99%) Modbus
3 1 (1.49%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (14.93%) Big Data
2 4 (5.97%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (2.99%) Amazon Athena
3 2 (2.99%) Hadoop
3 2 (2.99%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.49%) Data Lake
4 1 (1.49%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 11 (16.42%) Git (software)
2 3 (4.48%) Subversion
General
1 30 (44.78%) Pharmaceutical
2 6 (8.96%) Finance
3 4 (5.97%) Automotive
3 4 (5.97%) Games
4 2 (2.99%) Marketing
5 1 (1.49%) Electronics
5 1 (1.49%) Military
Job Titles
1 16 (23.88%) Architect
2 13 (19.40%) Software Architect
3 8 (11.94%) Graduate
3 8 (11.94%) Software Engineer
4 7 (10.45%) Graduate Test Engineer
4 7 (10.45%) Software Test Engineer
4 7 (10.45%) Test Engineer
5 6 (8.96%) Analyst
5 6 (8.96%) Developer
6 5 (7.46%) C++ Software Engineer
6 5 (7.46%) Data Analyst
6 5 (7.46%) Machine Learning Engineer
7 4 (5.97%) Data Scientist
7 4 (5.97%) Senior Systems Engineer
7 4 (5.97%) Systems Engineer
8 3 (4.48%) C++ Developer
8 3 (4.48%) Cybersecurity Architect
8 3 (4.48%) Security Architect
9 2 (2.99%) Data Analytics Manager
9 2 (2.99%) Head of IT Infrastructure
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (14.93%) Qt
2 6 (8.96%) TensorFlow
3 5 (7.46%) Boost C++ Libraries
3 5 (7.46%) MFC
3 5 (7.46%) OpenGL
3 5 (7.46%) PyTorch
3 5 (7.46%) WinForms
4 3 (4.48%) NumPy
4 3 (4.48%) Theano
5 2 (2.99%) .NET
5 2 (2.99%) Caffe
5 2 (2.99%) Keras
5 2 (2.99%) Natural Language Processing
5 2 (2.99%) OpenCV
5 2 (2.99%) Pandas
5 2 (2.99%) POSIX
6 1 (1.49%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 41 (61.19%) Algorithms
2 9 (13.43%) CUDA
3 7 (10.45%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (7.46%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
4 5 (7.46%) Greenfield Project
5 4 (5.97%) Embedded Systems
5 4 (5.97%) Verilog
5 4 (5.97%) VHDL
6 3 (4.48%) Mobile App
6 3 (4.48%) PKI
7 2 (2.99%) Data Centre
7 2 (2.99%) PMI
7 2 (2.99%) Robotics
7 2 (2.99%) Virtual Team
8 1 (1.49%) Biotechnology
8 1 (1.49%) Credit Risk
8 1 (1.49%) Linux Command Line
8 1 (1.49%) Management Information System
8 1 (1.49%) Market Risk
8 1 (1.49%) Semantic Web
Operating Systems
1 5 (7.46%) Windows
2 4 (5.97%) Linux
3 2 (2.99%) Embedded Linux
4 1 (1.49%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (53.73%) Mathematics
2 31 (46.27%) Data Science
3 27 (40.30%) Analytics
4 24 (35.82%) Data Analysis
5 19 (28.36%) SDLC
6 18 (26.87%) Computer Science
7 16 (23.88%) Agile Software Development
7 16 (23.88%) Problem-Solving
7 16 (23.88%) Software Engineering
7 16 (23.88%) Threat Modelling
8 15 (22.39%) Machine Learning
9 13 (19.40%) Innovative Thinking
9 13 (19.40%) Software Architecture
9 13 (19.40%) TOGAF
10 10 (14.93%) Artificial Intelligence
11 9 (13.43%) Deep Learning
11 9 (13.43%) Physics
12 7 (10.45%) Decision-Making
12 7 (10.45%) Software Testing
12 7 (10.45%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 41 (61.19%) Python
2 32 (47.76%) C++
3 14 (20.90%) Java
4 12 (17.91%) C
5 11 (16.42%) MATLAB
5 11 (16.42%) R
6 10 (14.93%) C#
7 8 (11.94%) JavaScript
8 7 (10.45%) SQL
9 3 (4.48%) Scala
10 2 (2.99%) Perl
Qualifications
1 16 (23.88%) Degree
2 7 (10.45%) ISTQB
3 6 (8.96%) Master's Degree
4 3 (4.48%) (ISC)2 CCSP
4 3 (4.48%) CEH
4 3 (4.48%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (4.48%) CISSP
4 3 (4.48%) Computer Science Degree
4 3 (4.48%) CSSLP
4 3 (4.48%) GWAPT
4 3 (4.48%) ISSAP
4 3 (4.48%) ISSEP
4 3 (4.48%) Security Cleared
5 2 (2.99%) DV Cleared
5 2 (2.99%) MBA
5 2 (2.99%) PMI Certification
6 1 (1.49%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.48%) COBIT
1 3 (4.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 3 (4.48%) NIST
System Software
1 1 (1.49%) Firmware
Vendors
1 3 (4.48%) Perforce
2 2 (2.99%) Samsung
3 1 (1.49%) Foundry
3 1 (1.49%) Google
3 1 (1.49%) Microsoft
3 1 (1.49%) MicroStrategy
3 1 (1.49%) Palantir
3 1 (1.49%) Salesforce.com
3 1 (1.49%) Tableau
3 1 (1.49%) Teradata