Period
to 24 September 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 24 September 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD, DPhil)
England > South East
6 months to
24 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 299 351 397
Rank change year-on-year +52 +46 +149
Permanent jobs citing PhD 261 194 213
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.89% 0.68% 0.59%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.40% 2.43% 1.89%
Number of salaries quoted 264 202 251
South East median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +11.76% +6.25%
10th Percentile £27,875 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £72,500 £75,000 £63,750
England median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +9.09% +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 7,666 7,979 11,274
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 26.11% 27.77% 31.45%
Number of salaries quoted 5,956 6,476 9,140
South East median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £25,000 £24,500 £25,750
90th Percentile £70,000 £68,750 £68,750
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% +2.15% +3.33%

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 24 September 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 24 September 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 +52 190 £50,000 +5.26% 34
Oxfordshire +38 172 £52,500 +5.00% 31
Surrey +36 35 £44,000 +23.94% 6
Hampshire -20 21 £42,500 -19.05% 2
Berkshire -15 15 £40,000 -44.83% 1
West Sussex +9 8 £22,500 -18.18% 2
Buckinghamshire -14 3 £85,000 +126.67% 2
Middlesex - 3 £70,000 -
East Sussex -18 2 £25,000 -29.34% 1
Kent - 1 - -
PhD
England

For the 6 months to 24 September 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.

1 169 (64.75%) Machine Learning
2 168 (64.37%) C++
3 164 (62.84%) Python
4 127 (48.66%) Deep Learning
5 125 (47.89%) Mathematics
6 121 (46.36%) Java
7 118 (45.21%) Algorithms
8 114 (43.68%) Software Engineering
9 112 (42.91%) Computer Vision
10 92 (35.25%) Artificial Intelligence
11 84 (32.18%) Computer Science
12 81 (31.03%) Physics
13 76 (29.12%) C
14 75 (28.74%) C#
14 75 (28.74%) Data Science
15 67 (25.67%) TensorFlow
16 64 (24.52%) Bayesian Methods
17 62 (23.75%) Multithreading
17 62 (23.75%) Natural Language Processing
18 61 (23.37%) Neural Network
19 58 (22.22%) MATLAB
19 58 (22.22%) Big Data
20 55 (21.07%) R
21 51 (19.54%) Reinforcement Learning
22 49 (18.77%) Biology
23 48 (18.39%) Analytics
24 46 (17.62%) Degree
25 43 (16.48%) MPhil
25 43 (16.48%) Probabilistic Modelling
26 42 (16.09%) Image Processing

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 27 (10.34%) Apache Spark
2 7 (2.68%) Apache Pig
3 6 (2.30%) DNN
4 4 (1.53%) SAS
5 3 (1.15%) Elasticsearch
6 2 (0.77%) Apache
7 1 (0.38%) OpenStack
Applications
1 33 (12.64%) GNU Octave
2 8 (3.07%) Microsoft Excel
3 7 (2.68%) Microsoft Office
4 4 (1.53%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 3 (1.15%) Chatbot
6 1 (0.38%) Maya
6 1 (0.38%) MotionBuilder
6 1 (0.38%) Simulink
6 1 (0.38%) SPSS
Cloud Services
1 12 (4.60%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.38%) AWS Lambda
2 1 (0.38%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.38%) Google Cloud Platform
2 1 (0.38%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.38%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.15%) 5G
2 2 (0.77%) SMS
3 1 (0.38%) 3GPP
3 1 (0.38%) Internet
3 1 (0.38%) LTE
3 1 (0.38%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.38%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 58 (22.22%) Big Data
2 16 (6.13%) MongoDB
3 11 (4.21%) Apache Cassandra
3 11 (4.21%) NoSQL
4 10 (3.83%) Apache Hive
5 9 (3.45%) Hadoop
6 8 (3.07%) SQL Server
7 7 (2.68%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 7 (2.68%) Impala
7 7 (2.68%) Relational Database
8 6 (2.30%) Oracle Database
9 2 (0.77%) Amazon Redshift
9 2 (0.77%) Data Mining
9 2 (0.77%) Data Warehouse
9 2 (0.77%) Flink
10 1 (0.38%) HBase
10 1 (0.38%) MarkLogic
10 1 (0.38%) MySQL
10 1 (0.38%) STATISTICA
10 1 (0.38%) Triplestore
Development Applications
1 27 (10.34%) Git (software)
2 26 (9.96%) Subversion
3 1 (0.38%) Selenium
General
1 12 (4.60%) Electronics
2 9 (3.45%) Automotive
2 9 (3.45%) Retail
3 8 (3.07%) Finance
3 8 (3.07%) Pharmaceutical
4 6 (2.30%) Aerospace
5 4 (1.53%) Marketing
6 3 (1.15%) Games
6 3 (1.15%) German Language
7 2 (0.77%) Manufacturing
7 2 (0.77%) Publishing
8 1 (0.38%) Military
Job Titles
1 87 (33.33%) Developer
2 61 (23.37%) Software Engineer
3 60 (22.99%) Software Developer
4 43 (16.48%) Computer Engineer
5 42 (16.09%) Computer Vision Engineer
6 39 (14.94%) C++ Developer
6 39 (14.94%) Data Scientist
7 37 (14.18%) C++ Software Developer
7 37 (14.18%) Graduate
8 31 (11.88%) Developer/Software Engineer
9 29 (11.11%) Machine Learning Engineer
10 28 (10.73%) C++ Software Engineer
11 21 (8.05%) Python Developer
12 18 (6.90%) Python Engineer
13 17 (6.51%) Java Developer
14 15 (5.75%) Research Engineer
15 12 (4.60%) Computer Vision Developer
15 12 (4.60%) Senior Developer
15 12 (4.60%) Senior Software Developer
16 11 (4.21%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 67 (25.67%) TensorFlow
2 62 (23.75%) Natural Language Processing
3 11 (4.21%) Caffe
4 9 (3.45%) AngularJS
4 9 (3.45%) CNTK
4 9 (3.45%) CSS
4 9 (3.45%) Django
4 9 (3.45%) HTML
4 9 (3.45%) MXNet
5 8 (3.07%) OpenCV
6 7 (2.68%) Backbone.js
6 7 (2.68%) NumPy
6 7 (2.68%) Pandas
6 7 (2.68%) RESTful
6 7 (2.68%) Ruby on Rails
7 6 (2.30%) J2EE
7 6 (2.30%) JSP
7 6 (2.30%) Web Services
8 4 (1.53%) .NET
8 4 (1.53%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 118 (45.21%) Algorithms
2 84 (32.18%) Computer Science
3 21 (8.05%) CUDA
4 9 (3.45%) Data Structures
5 8 (3.07%) Life Science
5 8 (3.07%) Mobile App
5 8 (3.07%) NHS
5 8 (3.07%) Robotics
5 8 (3.07%) Self-Motivation
6 6 (2.30%) Analytical Skills
6 6 (2.30%) Enterprise Software
7 5 (1.92%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
7 5 (1.92%) VHDL
8 4 (1.53%) Acoustics
8 4 (1.53%) e-Learning
8 4 (1.53%) Semantic Web
9 3 (1.15%) W3C
10 2 (0.77%) Verilog
11 1 (0.38%) Animation
11 1 (0.38%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 36 (13.79%) Linux
2 28 (10.73%) Windows
3 8 (3.07%) Android
4 7 (2.68%) Apple iOS
5 2 (0.77%) Unix
6 1 (0.38%) Robot Operating System
Processes & Methodologies
1 169 (64.75%) Machine Learning
2 127 (48.66%) Deep Learning
3 125 (47.89%) Mathematics
4 114 (43.68%) Software Engineering
5 112 (42.91%) Computer Vision
6 92 (35.25%) Artificial Intelligence
7 81 (31.03%) Physics
8 75 (28.74%) Data Science
9 64 (24.52%) Bayesian Methods
10 62 (23.75%) Multithreading
11 61 (23.37%) Neural Network
12 51 (19.54%) Reinforcement Learning
13 49 (18.77%) Biology
14 48 (18.39%) Analytics
15 43 (16.48%) Probabilistic Modelling
16 42 (16.09%) Image Processing
17 41 (15.71%) Computational Biology
17 41 (15.71%) Computational Linguistics
17 41 (15.71%) Distributed Algorithms
18 40 (15.33%) Data Analysis
Programming Languages
1 168 (64.37%) C++
2 164 (62.84%) Python
3 121 (46.36%) Java
4 76 (29.12%) C
5 75 (28.74%) C#
6 58 (22.22%) MATLAB
7 55 (21.07%) R
8 32 (12.26%) SQL
9 21 (8.05%) JavaScript
10 8 (3.07%) Ruby
11 6 (2.30%) Scala
12 5 (1.92%) Haskell
13 3 (1.15%) F#
13 3 (1.15%) Fortran
13 3 (1.15%) VB
14 2 (0.77%) Delphi
14 2 (0.77%) Embedded C
15 1 (0.38%) Perl
15 1 (0.38%) PL/SQL
15 1 (0.38%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 46 (17.62%) Degree
2 43 (16.48%) MPhil
3 6 (2.30%) Numerate Degree
4 5 (1.92%) Master's Degree
5 4 (1.53%) Computer Science Degree
6 3 (1.15%) Security Cleared
7 2 (0.77%) SC Cleared
8 1 (0.38%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.38%) HND
8 1 (0.38%) ISTQB
8 1 (0.38%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (8.81%) QA
2 1 (0.38%) IFRS
2 1 (0.38%) IFRS 9
System Software
1 2 (0.77%) Firmware
2 1 (0.38%) Docker
2 1 (0.38%) KVM
2 1 (0.38%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (0.77%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 16 (6.13%) Google
2 6 (2.30%) Oracle
3 5 (1.92%) Microsoft
4 3 (1.15%) Xilinx
5 2 (0.77%) Atmel
5 2 (0.77%) EMC
6 1 (0.38%) QNX
6 1 (0.38%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (0.38%) Tableau
6 1 (0.38%) Teradata
6 1 (0.38%) VMware