Period
to 13 June 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 13 June 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
13 Jun 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 329 330 352
Rank change year-on-year +1 +22 -56
Permanent jobs citing PhD 69 62 176
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South East 0.47% 0.41% 0.67%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.80% 1.63% 2.33%
Number of salaries quoted 42 34 137
10th Percentile £39,250 £38,750 £28,250
25th Percentile £42,500 £50,000 £32,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £49,898 £60,000 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year -16.84% +33.33% -10.00%
75th Percentile £60,500 £68,750 £55,000
90th Percentile £63,400 £72,500 £73,500
England median annual salary £65,000 £67,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year -2.99% +11.67% +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 3,831 3,814 7,548
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 25.91% 25.49% 28.79%
Number of salaries quoted 2,258 2,823 5,568
10th Percentile £29,750 £28,750 £26,250
25th Percentile £39,000 £36,250 £32,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
75th Percentile £65,000 £65,000 £61,250
90th Percentile £76,250 £75,000 £72,500
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -

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 13 June 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 13 June 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 -8 41 £49,797 -17.01% 22
Oxfordshire -2 32 £45,000 -25.00% 8
Surrey -2 12 £55,000 - 3
Hampshire -17 7 £35,000 -39.13% 3
West Sussex +9 6 - - 1
Buckinghamshire +7 6 £50,000 -27.27% 3
Berkshire -7 3 £53,000 -11.67% 11
East Sussex -2 2 £52,500 +16.67% 2
Middlesex - 1 £42,500 -
PhD
England

For the 6 months to 13 June 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 37 (53.62%) Degree
2 29 (42.03%) Mathematics
2 29 (42.03%) Python
3 28 (40.58%) Social Skills
4 26 (37.68%) Java
5 22 (31.88%) Problem-Solving
6 21 (30.43%) Computer Science
7 20 (28.99%) Machine Learning
8 18 (26.09%) Agile Software Development
8 18 (26.09%) Software Engineering
8 18 (26.09%) Analytical Skills
9 16 (23.19%) C++
10 15 (21.74%) Enterprise Software
10 15 (21.74%) Microservices
10 15 (21.74%) Docker
11 14 (20.29%) Analytics
12 13 (18.84%) Web Services
13 12 (17.39%) Artificial Intelligence
13 12 (17.39%) Mentoring
13 12 (17.39%) Algorithms
13 12 (17.39%) Master's Degree
14 11 (15.94%) Greenfield Project
14 11 (15.94%) Spring
14 11 (15.94%) Hibernate
14 11 (15.94%) SQL
14 11 (15.94%) C
14 11 (15.94%) RabbitMQ
15 10 (14.49%) SaaS
15 10 (14.49%) Security Cleared
15 10 (14.49%) Field-Programmable Gate Array

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 4 (5.80%) Apache Spark
2 3 (4.35%) Apache
Cloud Services
1 10 (14.49%) SaaS
2 1 (1.45%) Amazon S3
2 1 (1.45%) AWS
2 1 (1.45%) AWS Lambda
2 1 (1.45%) Azure
2 1 (1.45%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 5 (7.25%) Wireless
2 2 (2.90%) Software-Defined Radio
3 1 (1.45%) 5G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (4.35%) Big Data
1 3 (4.35%) Flink
1 3 (4.35%) Hadoop
2 2 (2.90%) Tableau
3 1 (1.45%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 3 (4.35%) Git (software)
2 1 (1.45%) MLflow
General
1 28 (40.58%) Social Skills
2 18 (26.09%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (14.49%) Electronics
4 8 (11.59%) Marketing
5 5 (7.25%) Pharmaceutical
6 3 (4.35%) Finance
6 3 (4.35%) Influencing Skills
6 3 (4.35%) Military
7 2 (2.90%) Aerospace
7 2 (2.90%) Police
8 1 (1.45%) Manufacturing
8 1 (1.45%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 19 (27.54%) Developer
2 13 (18.84%) Java Developer
3 9 (13.04%) Electronics Engineer
4 8 (11.59%) Systems Engineer
5 6 (8.70%) Data Scientist
5 6 (8.70%) Research Engineer
5 6 (8.70%) Senior Developer
6 5 (7.25%) Software Engineer
7 4 (5.80%) Control Systems Engineer
7 4 (5.80%) Product Manager
8 3 (4.35%) Consultant
8 3 (4.35%) Graduate
8 3 (4.35%) Junior
8 3 (4.35%) Junior Data Scientist
9 2 (2.90%) Biologist
9 2 (2.90%) Computational Biologist
9 2 (2.90%) Data Consultant
9 2 (2.90%) FPGA Developer
9 2 (2.90%) Principal Consultant
9 2 (2.90%) Senior Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (18.84%) Web Services
2 11 (15.94%) Hibernate
2 11 (15.94%) RabbitMQ
2 11 (15.94%) Spring
3 6 (8.70%) REST
4 5 (7.25%) TensorFlow
5 4 (5.80%) J2EE
5 4 (5.80%) SOAP
6 3 (4.35%) AngularJS
6 3 (4.35%) scikit-learn
7 2 (2.90%) Java EE
7 2 (2.90%) OpenCV
7 2 (2.90%) PyTorch
7 2 (2.90%) RxJS
8 1 (1.45%) Node.js
8 1 (1.45%) NumPy
8 1 (1.45%) OpenCL
8 1 (1.45%) RAML
8 1 (1.45%) RESTful
8 1 (1.45%) Swagger
Miscellaneous
1 15 (21.74%) Enterprise Software
2 12 (17.39%) Algorithms
3 11 (15.94%) Greenfield Project
4 10 (14.49%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
5 4 (5.80%) Client/Server
5 4 (5.80%) Life Science
5 4 (5.80%) Robotics
5 4 (5.80%) Self-Motivation
5 4 (5.80%) User Experience
5 4 (5.80%) Virtual Team
6 3 (4.35%) Cyberthreat
7 2 (2.90%) Embedded Systems
7 2 (2.90%) Public Cloud
8 1 (1.45%) Biotechnology
8 1 (1.45%) CUDA
8 1 (1.45%) Cybercrime
8 1 (1.45%) SIMD
8 1 (1.45%) VHDL
Operating Systems
1 10 (14.49%) Linux
2 4 (5.80%) VxWorks
3 2 (2.90%) Windows
4 1 (1.45%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (42.03%) Mathematics
2 22 (31.88%) Problem-Solving
3 21 (30.43%) Computer Science
4 20 (28.99%) Machine Learning
5 18 (26.09%) Agile Software Development
5 18 (26.09%) Software Engineering
6 15 (21.74%) Microservices
7 14 (20.29%) Analytics
8 12 (17.39%) Artificial Intelligence
8 12 (17.39%) Mentoring
9 10 (14.49%) Data Science
9 10 (14.49%) Linear Programming
10 8 (11.59%) Physics
11 7 (10.14%) OO
11 7 (10.14%) SOA
12 6 (8.70%) Collaborative Working
12 6 (8.70%) Computer Vision
13 5 (7.25%) Coaching
13 5 (7.25%) Creative Thinking
13 5 (7.25%) Digital Signal Processing
Programming Languages
1 29 (42.03%) Python
2 26 (37.68%) Java
3 16 (23.19%) C++
4 11 (15.94%) C
4 11 (15.94%) SQL
5 5 (7.25%) MATLAB
6 4 (5.80%) R
7 2 (2.90%) JavaScript
8 1 (1.45%) C#
8 1 (1.45%) Go
8 1 (1.45%) Scala
Qualifications
1 37 (53.62%) Degree
2 12 (17.39%) Master's Degree
3 10 (14.49%) Security Cleared
4 9 (13.04%) DV Cleared
5 4 (5.80%) DBS Check
5 4 (5.80%) MBA
5 4 (5.80%) Postgraduate
6 2 (2.90%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.80%) QA
2 3 (4.35%) Def Stans
System Software
1 15 (21.74%) Docker
2 8 (11.59%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 4 (5.80%) FlexNet
2 1 (1.45%) Ansible
2 1 (1.45%) Terraform
Vendors
1 4 (5.80%) ANSYS
1 4 (5.80%) Bloomberg
1 4 (5.80%) Sun
2 3 (4.35%) Agilent
3 2 (2.90%) Alteryx
4 1 (1.45%) Databricks
4 1 (1.45%) EMC