Period
to 22 November 2017

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 22 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

PhD
England > South East
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 337 416 548
Rank change year-on-year +79 +132 -121
Permanent jobs citing PhD 231 185 96
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.75% 0.53% 0.23%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.79% 1.69% 0.73%
Number of salaries quoted 217 190 117
South East median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +18.75% -
10th Percentile £32,000 £23,625 £30,750
90th Percentile £75,000 £63,750 £56,000
England median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +10.00% - +7.53%

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 8276 10947 13065
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 26.89% 31.10% 30.93%
Number of salaries quoted 6718 8805 10477
South East median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +2.27% +3.53%
10th Percentile £25,000 £26,250 £25,000
90th Percentile £68,750 £68,750 £66,250
England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - -

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 22 November 2017.

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 22 November 2017. 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 +73 162 £50,000 - 15
Oxfordshire +24 124 £50,000 -9.09% 14
Hampshire +10 37 £50,000 -2.44% 4
Buckinghamshire +14 22 £47,500 +58.33%
Surrey +13 22 £35,500 - 2
Berkshire +38 16 £72,500 +70.59% 1
East Sussex - 6 £35,379 -
West Sussex -6 3 £27,500 -
PhD
England

For the 6 months to 22 November 2017, IT jobs citing PhD also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the South East region with a requirement for PhD.

1 144 (62.34%) Mathematics
1 144 (62.34%) Computer Science
2 137 (59.31%) Python
3 135 (58.44%) C++
4 121 (52.38%) Physics
5 116 (50.22%) Algorithms
6 105 (45.45%) Degree
7 99 (42.86%) Machine Learning
8 94 (40.69%) Software Engineering
9 80 (34.63%) Java
10 69 (29.87%) Big Data
11 65 (28.14%) R
12 60 (25.97%) Agile Software Development
13 59 (25.54%) Amazon AWS
14 49 (21.21%) MATLAB
14 49 (21.21%) Git (software)
14 49 (21.21%) Natural Language Processing
15 47 (20.35%) C#
16 44 (19.05%) Windows
17 42 (18.18%) Multithreading
17 42 (18.18%) Qt
18 41 (17.75%) Artificial Intelligence
18 41 (17.75%) OpenGL
19 40 (17.32%) OOD
19 40 (17.32%) MFC
19 40 (17.32%) WinForms
20 38 (16.45%) Statistics
20 38 (16.45%) Bayesian Methods
21 37 (16.02%) C
22 36 (15.58%) JavaScript

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 21 (9.09%) Apache Spark
2 10 (4.33%) Elasticsearch
3 7 (3.03%) Apache
3 7 (3.03%) SAS
4 6 (2.60%) Apache Solr
5 3 (1.30%) Apache Pig
6 2 (0.87%) DNN
Applications
1 4 (1.73%) Mathematica
1 4 (1.73%) SPSS
2 2 (0.87%) Abaqus
2 2 (0.87%) SOLIDWORKS
3 1 (0.43%) GNU Octave
3 1 (0.43%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.43%) Siemens NX
3 1 (0.43%) Simulink
Cloud Services
1 59 (25.54%) Amazon AWS
2 21 (9.09%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (1.30%) SaaS
4 2 (0.87%) GitHub
5 1 (0.43%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.43%) 5G
1 1 (0.43%) BGP
1 1 (0.43%) Internet
1 1 (0.43%) IPsec
1 1 (0.43%) IPv4
1 1 (0.43%) IPv6
1 1 (0.43%) Modbus
1 1 (0.43%) Network Security
1 1 (0.43%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 69 (29.87%) Big Data
2 21 (9.09%) NoSQL
3 19 (8.23%) Data Mining
4 14 (6.06%) Hadoop
5 11 (4.76%) Apache Hive
6 7 (3.03%) MongoDB
6 7 (3.03%) Relational Database
7 6 (2.60%) Text Mining
8 5 (2.16%) Data Warehouse
8 5 (2.16%) GIS
9 4 (1.73%) Amazon Redshift
9 4 (1.73%) Apache Cassandra
9 4 (1.73%) Flink
9 4 (1.73%) RDBMS
10 3 (1.30%) KNIME
11 2 (0.87%) InfluxDB
11 2 (0.87%) Neo4j
11 2 (0.87%) Redis
12 1 (0.43%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 1 (0.43%) Impala
Development Applications
1 49 (21.21%) Git (software)
2 24 (10.39%) Visual Studio
3 5 (2.16%) Ant
3 5 (2.16%) Maven
4 2 (0.87%) Subversion
General
1 22 (9.52%) Electronics
2 14 (6.06%) Finance
3 8 (3.46%) Retail
4 7 (3.03%) Games
5 6 (2.60%) Manufacturing
6 4 (1.73%) Marketing
7 3 (1.30%) Automotive
7 3 (1.30%) Telecoms
8 2 (0.87%) Aerospace
8 2 (0.87%) Military
9 1 (0.43%) Banking
9 1 (0.43%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 58 (25.11%) Software Engineer
2 57 (24.68%) Developer
3 45 (19.48%) Data Scientist
4 42 (18.18%) C++ Software Engineer
5 32 (13.85%) Graduate
6 20 (8.66%) Software Developer
7 19 (8.23%) Machine Learning Researcher
8 17 (7.36%) C# Developer
9 16 (6.93%) Machine Learning Engineer
9 16 (6.93%) Senior Developer
10 13 (5.63%) .NET Developer
10 13 (5.63%) C# .NET Developer
11 12 (5.19%) F# Developer
11 12 (5.19%) Graduate Developer
11 12 (5.19%) Senior .NET Developer
11 12 (5.19%) Senior C# .NET Developer
11 12 (5.19%) Senior C# Developer
12 10 (4.33%) Machine Learning Scientist
12 10 (4.33%) Research Engineer
13 9 (3.90%) Computer Science Graduate
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 49 (21.21%) Natural Language Processing
2 42 (18.18%) Qt
3 41 (17.75%) OpenGL
4 40 (17.32%) MFC
4 40 (17.32%) WinForms
5 34 (14.72%) TensorFlow
6 32 (13.85%) HTML
6 32 (13.85%) HTML5
7 31 (13.42%) .NET
7 31 (13.42%) CSS
8 26 (11.26%) CSS3
9 21 (9.09%) RESTful
10 18 (7.79%) AngularJS
11 17 (7.36%) Web Services
12 16 (6.93%) ASP.NET Web API
12 16 (6.93%) Node.js
13 13 (5.63%) Theano
14 10 (4.33%) Kafka
15 8 (3.46%) ASP.NET
15 8 (3.46%) Pandas
Miscellaneous
1 144 (62.34%) Computer Science
2 116 (50.22%) Algorithms
3 27 (11.69%) CUDA
4 15 (6.49%) Greenfield Project
5 13 (5.63%) Analytical Skills
6 12 (5.19%) Enterprise Software
7 5 (2.16%) Data Structures
8 3 (1.30%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
8 3 (1.30%) Linux Command Line
8 3 (1.30%) VHDL
9 2 (0.87%) e-Learning
9 2 (0.87%) Embedded Systems
9 2 (0.87%) Fintech
9 2 (0.87%) Learning Management System
9 2 (0.87%) NHS
9 2 (0.87%) Robotics
9 2 (0.87%) SCORM
10 1 (0.43%) ASIC
10 1 (0.43%) Device Driver
10 1 (0.43%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 44 (19.05%) Windows
2 28 (12.12%) Linux
3 17 (7.36%) Unix
4 1 (0.43%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 144 (62.34%) Mathematics
2 121 (52.38%) Physics
3 99 (42.86%) Machine Learning
4 94 (40.69%) Software Engineering
5 60 (25.97%) Agile Software Development
6 42 (18.18%) Multithreading
7 41 (17.75%) Artificial Intelligence
8 40 (17.32%) OOD
9 38 (16.45%) Bayesian Methods
9 38 (16.45%) Statistics
10 31 (13.42%) Neural Network
11 26 (11.26%) Deep Learning
12 24 (10.39%) TDD
13 22 (9.52%) Data Analysis
14 18 (7.79%) Economics
15 17 (7.36%) Probabilistic Modelling
16 16 (6.93%) Analytics
16 16 (6.93%) BDD
17 14 (6.06%) Visualisation
18 13 (5.63%) Data Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 137 (59.31%) Python
2 135 (58.44%) C++
3 80 (34.63%) Java
4 65 (28.14%) R
5 49 (21.21%) MATLAB
6 47 (20.35%) C#
7 37 (16.02%) C
8 36 (15.58%) JavaScript
9 26 (11.26%) SQL
10 23 (9.96%) Julia
11 20 (8.66%) F#
12 12 (5.19%) PHP
13 11 (4.76%) Scala
14 7 (3.03%) Perl
15 6 (2.60%) Fortran
16 5 (2.16%) Haskell
16 5 (2.16%) Ruby
17 2 (0.87%) Go
17 2 (0.87%) VB
18 1 (0.43%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 105 (45.45%) Degree
2 12 (5.19%) Master's Degree
3 9 (3.90%) Security Cleared
4 2 (0.87%) DV Cleared
4 2 (0.87%) Postgraduate
4 2 (0.87%) SC Cleared
5 1 (0.43%) Computer Science Degree
System Software
1 2 (0.87%) Docker
1 2 (0.87%) Firmware
Vendors
1 5 (2.16%) Google
2 4 (1.73%) Teradata
2 4 (1.73%) Twitter
3 3 (1.30%) ANSYS