Period
to 20 June 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 20 June 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

PhD
England > South East
6 months to
20 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 273 374 421
Rank change year-on-year +101 +47 +95
Permanent jobs citing PhD 306 169 208
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 1.02% 0.58% 0.55%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.87% 2.05% 1.76%
Number of salaries quoted 310 188 257
South East median annual salary £50,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +17.65% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £32,500 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £75,000 £70,000 £63,000
England median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year - +10.00% +5.26%

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 7,900 8,261 11,851
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 26.26% 28.22% 31.57%
Number of salaries quoted 6,252 6,692 9,599
South East median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% -5.56% +3.45%
10th Percentile £25,500 £25,000 £25,000
90th Percentile £68,750 £66,250 £68,750
England median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £46,658
% change year-on-year +11.11% -3.55% +3.68%

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 20 June 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 20 June 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 +50 182 £50,000 +25.00% 23
Oxfordshire +40 165 £50,000 - 17
Surrey +64 73 £50,000 +17.65% 2
Hampshire -1 40 £43,750 -12.24%
Berkshire -4 15 £45,000 -30.77% 5
East Sussex -18 7 £45,000 +27.19% 1
Middlesex - 3 £65,000 -
Buckinghamshire -22 2 £58,750 +56.67% 1
PhD
England

For the 6 months to 20 June 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.

1 204 (66.67%) Python
2 181 (59.15%) Machine Learning
3 180 (58.82%) C++
4 159 (51.96%) Mathematics
5 129 (42.16%) Java
6 120 (39.22%) Algorithms
7 112 (36.60%) Computer Science
8 105 (34.31%) Data Science
9 103 (33.66%) Software Engineering
10 97 (31.70%) Degree
11 95 (31.05%) Artificial Intelligence
11 95 (31.05%) Deep Learning
12 94 (30.72%) Physics
13 85 (27.78%) Computer Vision
14 78 (25.49%) C
15 74 (24.18%) MATLAB
16 71 (23.20%) Analytics
17 67 (21.90%) R
18 64 (20.92%) Big Data
19 61 (19.93%) Neural Network
20 59 (19.28%) Data Analysis
20 59 (19.28%) TensorFlow
21 54 (17.65%) Natural Language Processing
22 47 (15.36%) Bayesian Methods
23 42 (13.73%) Mathematical Modelling
24 40 (13.07%) C#
25 37 (12.09%) Agile Software Development
25 37 (12.09%) Signal Processing
26 35 (11.44%) Data Analytics
27 31 (10.13%) Statistics

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 22 (7.19%) Apache Spark
2 14 (4.58%) SAS
3 10 (3.27%) Tomcat
4 9 (2.94%) DNN
5 8 (2.61%) Apache Pig
6 6 (1.96%) Elasticsearch
6 6 (1.96%) Ethereum
6 6 (1.96%) Hyperledger
7 3 (0.98%) Apache
8 1 (0.33%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 21 (6.86%) GNU Octave
2 9 (2.94%) Stata
3 4 (1.31%) Chatbot
4 2 (0.65%) SPSS
5 1 (0.33%) Maya
5 1 (0.33%) Microsoft Excel
5 1 (0.33%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.33%) MotionBuilder
Cloud Services
1 18 (5.88%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (1.63%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.33%) AWS Lambda
3 1 (0.33%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.33%) Google Cloud Platform
3 1 (0.33%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 4 (1.31%) DMZ
1 4 (1.31%) Firewall
2 2 (0.65%) 5G
2 2 (0.65%) Internet
3 1 (0.33%) SMS
3 1 (0.33%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 64 (20.92%) Big Data
2 29 (9.48%) Blockchain
3 16 (5.23%) MongoDB
3 16 (5.23%) NoSQL
4 11 (3.59%) Apache Hive
5 10 (3.27%) Apache Cassandra
5 10 (3.27%) Hadoop
5 10 (3.27%) Relational Database
6 9 (2.94%) Impala
7 8 (2.61%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 5 (1.63%) Amazon Redshift
8 5 (1.63%) Flink
9 3 (0.98%) MySQL
10 2 (0.65%) Data Mining
10 2 (0.65%) Data Warehouse
10 2 (0.65%) HBase
10 2 (0.65%) SQL Server
11 1 (0.33%) MarkLogic
11 1 (0.33%) PostgreSQL
11 1 (0.33%) Triplestore
Development Applications
1 14 (4.58%) Git (software)
1 14 (4.58%) Subversion
General
1 22 (7.19%) Electronics
2 20 (6.54%) Finance
3 6 (1.96%) Automotive
3 6 (1.96%) Games
4 4 (1.31%) Aerospace
4 4 (1.31%) Manufacturing
4 4 (1.31%) Marketing
4 4 (1.31%) Military
4 4 (1.31%) Pharmaceutical
5 3 (0.98%) Retail
6 2 (0.65%) Banking
6 2 (0.65%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 68 (22.22%) Software Engineer
2 55 (17.97%) Data Scientist
3 54 (17.65%) Developer
4 40 (13.07%) Software Developer
5 36 (11.76%) Computer Engineer
6 35 (11.44%) Computer Vision Engineer
7 30 (9.80%) Graduate
8 25 (8.17%) Machine Learning Engineer
9 21 (6.86%) C++ Software Engineer
9 21 (6.86%) Research Engineer
10 16 (5.23%) Analyst
10 16 (5.23%) C++ Developer
11 15 (4.90%) C++ Software Developer
11 15 (4.90%) Data Analyst
12 13 (4.25%) Developer/Software Engineer
12 13 (4.25%) Java Engineer
13 12 (3.92%) Architect
13 12 (3.92%) Python Developer
13 12 (3.92%) Senior Developer
13 12 (3.92%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 59 (19.28%) TensorFlow
2 54 (17.65%) Natural Language Processing
3 10 (3.27%) XML
4 9 (2.94%) AngularJS
4 9 (2.94%) CNTK
4 9 (2.94%) MXNet
4 9 (2.94%) OpenCV
5 8 (2.61%) Kafka
5 8 (2.61%) NumPy
5 8 (2.61%) Pandas
6 7 (2.29%) Hibernate
6 7 (2.29%) Node.js
6 7 (2.29%) React
6 7 (2.29%) RESTful
6 7 (2.29%) Spring
7 6 (1.96%) .NET
7 6 (1.96%) CSS
7 6 (1.96%) HTML
8 5 (1.63%) ASP.NET
8 5 (1.63%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 120 (39.22%) Algorithms
2 112 (36.60%) Computer Science
3 15 (4.90%) Acoustics
4 12 (3.92%) CUDA
4 12 (3.92%) Greenfield Project
5 10 (3.27%) Analytical Skills
6 9 (2.94%) Data Structures
7 8 (2.61%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
7 8 (2.61%) Mobile App
8 7 (2.29%) Enterprise Software
8 7 (2.29%) Self-Motivation
8 7 (2.29%) Semantic Web
9 6 (1.96%) Bitcoin
9 6 (1.96%) e-Learning
9 6 (1.96%) W3C
10 5 (1.63%) Robotics
11 4 (1.31%) PMI
12 3 (0.98%) 3D Graphics
12 3 (0.98%) NHS
12 3 (0.98%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 30 (9.80%) Linux
2 22 (7.19%) Windows
3 6 (1.96%) Robot Operating System
4 3 (0.98%) Android
5 2 (0.65%) Apple iOS
5 2 (0.65%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 181 (59.15%) Machine Learning
2 159 (51.96%) Mathematics
3 105 (34.31%) Data Science
4 103 (33.66%) Software Engineering
5 95 (31.05%) Artificial Intelligence
5 95 (31.05%) Deep Learning
6 94 (30.72%) Physics
7 85 (27.78%) Computer Vision
8 71 (23.20%) Analytics
9 61 (19.93%) Neural Network
10 59 (19.28%) Data Analysis
11 47 (15.36%) Bayesian Methods
12 42 (13.73%) Mathematical Modelling
13 37 (12.09%) Agile Software Development
13 37 (12.09%) Signal Processing
14 35 (11.44%) Data Analytics
15 31 (10.13%) Statistics
16 30 (9.80%) Multithreading
17 29 (9.48%) Economics
18 28 (9.15%) Image Processing
Programming Languages
1 204 (66.67%) Python
2 180 (58.82%) C++
3 129 (42.16%) Java
4 78 (25.49%) C
5 74 (24.18%) MATLAB
6 67 (21.90%) R
7 40 (13.07%) C#
8 30 (9.80%) JavaScript
9 25 (8.17%) SQL
10 23 (7.52%) Scala
11 12 (3.92%) Go
12 7 (2.29%) Fortran
13 6 (1.96%) Solidity
14 5 (1.63%) F#
15 3 (0.98%) Julia
16 2 (0.65%) Haskell
16 2 (0.65%) Ruby
17 1 (0.33%) Embedded C
17 1 (0.33%) Embedded C++
17 1 (0.33%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 97 (31.70%) Degree
2 24 (7.84%) Numerate Degree
3 13 (4.25%) Computer Science Degree
4 6 (1.96%) Master's Degree
5 5 (1.63%) Postgraduate
6 4 (1.31%) PMI Certification
7 2 (0.65%) Security Cleared
8 1 (0.33%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.33%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (6.21%) QA
System Software
1 1 (0.33%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 1 (0.33%) Kubernetes
1 1 (0.33%) Terraform
Vendors
1 21 (6.86%) Google
2 2 (0.65%) Oracle
3 1 (0.33%) Cloudera
3 1 (0.33%) Hortonworks
3 1 (0.33%) MapR
3 1 (0.33%) Perforce
3 1 (0.33%) Salesforce.com
3 1 (0.33%) Teradata