Period
to 21 January 2022

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 January 2022 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 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 358 267 401
Rank change year-on-year -91 +134 -98
Permanent jobs citing PhD 81 60 90
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South East 0.45% 0.60% 0.39%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.60% 2.56% 1.43%
Number of salaries quoted 50 57 56
10th Percentile - £32,500 £32,500
25th Percentile £32,500 £45,000 £36,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £55,000 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year -9.09% +22.22% -5.26%
75th Percentile £67,500 £67,500 £60,000
90th Percentile £77,625 £77,750 £63,750
England median annual salary £70,000 £70,000 £72,500
% change year-on-year - -3.45% +16.00%

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 5,049 2,343 6,282
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 28.15% 23.51% 27.05%
Number of salaries quoted 2,714 1,696 4,739
10th Percentile £28,750 £28,750 £26,950
25th Percentile £37,500 £38,688 £34,731
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £52,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median % change year-on-year +4.00% +5.26% +5.56%
75th Percentile £65,000 £63,750 £63,750
90th Percentile £77,500 £75,000 £75,000
England median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year - +10.00% -

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 21 January 2022.

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 January 2022. 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
Jobs
Thames Valley -64 34 £62,086 +12.88% 11
Oxfordshire -19 25 £62,086 +3.48% 8
Hampshire -64 23 £35,000 - 3
Surrey -60 19 £65,000 +4.00% 6
Berkshire -42 7 £72,500 +52.63% 3
West Sussex - 4 £105,000 - 2
Buckinghamshire -46 2 - -
Kent - 1 - - 1
PhD
England

For the 6 months to 21 January 2022, 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 42 (51.85%) Computer Science
2 38 (46.91%) Data Science
3 36 (44.44%) Python
4 33 (40.74%) Mathematics
5 28 (34.57%) C++
6 26 (32.10%) Physics
7 23 (28.40%) Data Analysis
7 23 (28.40%) Software Engineering
8 22 (27.16%) Degree
9 20 (24.69%) Pharmaceutical
10 19 (23.46%) Java
10 19 (23.46%) Machine Learning
10 19 (23.46%) Algorithms
11 17 (20.99%) Biology
12 16 (19.75%) Project Management
13 15 (18.52%) Finance
14 14 (17.28%) Mathematical Modelling
15 13 (16.05%) Problem-Solving
15 13 (16.05%) Data Cleansing
15 13 (16.05%) Bioinformatics
16 12 (14.81%) Chemistry
16 12 (14.81%) Life Science
16 12 (14.81%) R
17 11 (13.58%) Social Skills
17 11 (13.58%) User Research
17 11 (13.58%) Sociology
17 11 (13.58%) Fintech
17 11 (13.58%) Psychology
17 11 (13.58%) Data Management
17 11 (13.58%) Informatics

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 (4.94%) OpenStack
2 3 (3.70%) SAS
3 2 (2.47%) Apache
3 2 (2.47%) Apache Spark
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.47%) AWS
2 1 (1.23%) Amazon S3
2 1 (1.23%) Amazon SageMaker
2 1 (1.23%) Azure
2 1 (1.23%) Azure Machine Learning
2 1 (1.23%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.23%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (11.11%) Metadata
1 9 (11.11%) Relational Database
2 6 (7.41%) Big Data
3 2 (2.47%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (2.47%) Flink
3 2 (2.47%) Hadoop
4 1 (1.23%) Data Lake
4 1 (1.23%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 2 (2.47%) Git (software)
2 1 (1.23%) Subversion
General
1 20 (24.69%) Pharmaceutical
2 15 (18.52%) Finance
3 11 (13.58%) Social Skills
4 8 (9.88%) Analytical Skills
5 6 (7.41%) Manufacturing
6 4 (4.94%) Inclusion and Diversity
7 3 (3.70%) Electronics
7 3 (3.70%) Marketing
8 2 (2.47%) Games
8 2 (2.47%) Influencing Skills
9 1 (1.23%) Legal
9 1 (1.23%) Military
9 1 (1.23%) Presentation Skills
9 1 (1.23%) Retail
Job Titles
1 19 (23.46%) Data Scientist
2 16 (19.75%) Software Engineer
3 13 (16.05%) Research Engineer
4 11 (13.58%) User Researcher
5 10 (12.35%) Project Leader
6 9 (11.11%) Graduate
7 7 (8.64%) Senior Data Scientist
8 5 (6.17%) Senior User Researcher
9 4 (4.94%) Junior
9 4 (4.94%) Junior Data Scientist
10 3 (3.70%) Developer
10 3 (3.70%) Programmer
10 3 (3.70%) Project Owner
10 3 (3.70%) Service Owner
10 3 (3.70%) Systems Engineer
11 2 (2.47%) Embedded Engineer
11 2 (2.47%) Machine Learning Engineer
11 2 (2.47%) Performance Engineer
11 2 (2.47%) Senior Systems Engineer
11 2 (2.47%) Support Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (6.17%) TensorFlow
2 2 (2.47%) .NET
2 2 (2.47%) AngularJS
2 2 (2.47%) Kafka
2 2 (2.47%) OpenCV
2 2 (2.47%) PyTorch
2 2 (2.47%) React
2 2 (2.47%) scikit-learn
3 1 (1.23%) CSS
3 1 (1.23%) DirectX
3 1 (1.23%) EDI
3 1 (1.23%) HTML5
3 1 (1.23%) jQuery
3 1 (1.23%) NumPy
3 1 (1.23%) OpenGL
3 1 (1.23%) REST
3 1 (1.23%) Spring
3 1 (1.23%) Spring MVC
3 1 (1.23%) Web Services
3 1 (1.23%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 19 (23.46%) Algorithms
2 12 (14.81%) Life Science
3 4 (4.94%) Data Structures
4 3 (3.70%) Biotechnology
5 2 (2.47%) Data Centre
5 2 (2.47%) LIMS
5 2 (2.47%) Management Information System
5 2 (2.47%) Public Cloud
5 2 (2.47%) Robotics
5 2 (2.47%) Social Gaming
5 2 (2.47%) User Experience
6 1 (1.23%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (1.23%) Mobile App
6 1 (1.23%) Photography
6 1 (1.23%) Self-Motivation
6 1 (1.23%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 9 (11.11%) Linux
2 2 (2.47%) Android
2 2 (2.47%) Windows
3 1 (1.23%) CentOS
3 1 (1.23%) Debian
3 1 (1.23%) Ubuntu
3 1 (1.23%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (51.85%) Computer Science
2 38 (46.91%) Data Science
3 33 (40.74%) Mathematics
4 26 (32.10%) Physics
5 23 (28.40%) Data Analysis
5 23 (28.40%) Software Engineering
6 19 (23.46%) Machine Learning
7 17 (20.99%) Biology
8 16 (19.75%) Project Management
9 14 (17.28%) Mathematical Modelling
10 13 (16.05%) Bioinformatics
10 13 (16.05%) Data Cleansing
10 13 (16.05%) Problem-Solving
11 12 (14.81%) Chemistry
12 11 (13.58%) Data Management
12 11 (13.58%) Fintech
12 11 (13.58%) Informatics
12 11 (13.58%) Psychology
12 11 (13.58%) Sociology
12 11 (13.58%) User Research
Programming Languages
1 36 (44.44%) Python
2 28 (34.57%) C++
3 19 (23.46%) Java
4 12 (14.81%) R
5 10 (12.35%) MATLAB
6 6 (7.41%) C#
7 5 (6.17%) C
8 4 (4.94%) SQL
9 3 (3.70%) JavaScript
10 2 (2.47%) Fortran
11 1 (1.23%) Bash
11 1 (1.23%) GLSL
11 1 (1.23%) HLSL
11 1 (1.23%) Java 8
Qualifications
1 22 (27.16%) Degree
2 9 (11.11%) PMP
3 6 (7.41%) Master's Degree
4 3 (3.70%) DBS Check
5 2 (2.47%) Chartered Engineer
5 2 (2.47%) Computer Science Degree
6 1 (1.23%) SC Cleared
6 1 (1.23%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (11.11%) Data Quality
2 2 (2.47%) CDISC
2 2 (2.47%) Good Clinical Practice
2 2 (2.47%) QA
3 1 (1.23%) ISO 9000
3 1 (1.23%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 2 (2.47%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (3.70%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 3 (3.70%) Sun
2 2 (2.47%) ANSYS
2 2 (2.47%) Bloomberg
3 1 (1.23%) EMC
3 1 (1.23%) Microsoft