The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the South West with a requirement for PhD qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 24 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

PhD
England / South West
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 197 193 242
Rank change year-on-year -4 +49  
Permanent jobs citing PhD 36 48 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.69% 0.91% 0.15%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.19% 2.98% 0.50%
Number of salaries quoted 32 48 9
Median salary £55,000 £53,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.80% +12.63%  
90% offered a salary of more than £44,500 £45,000 £29,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £90,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year -5.88% +6.25%  

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 academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in permanent job vacancies advertised in the South West.

Academic & Professional Certification
South West
Permanent job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 1646 1611 1800
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 31.51% 30.67% 30.01%
Number of salaries quoted 1273 1271 1422
Median salary £42,500 £40,500 £39,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.93% +3.84%  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,546 £26,989 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,674
% change year-on-year - +1.98%  

PhD
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South West citing PhD as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

Job vacancy trend for PhD in the South West

PhD
Salary Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing PhD in the South West.

Salary trend for PhD in the South West

PhD
Salary Histogram in the South West

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing PhD in the South West over the 3 months to 24 June 2017.

Salary histogram for PhD in the South West

PhD
Job Locations in the South West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing PhD within the South West region over the 3 months to 24 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bristol -10 21 £55,000 +22.22% 2
Wiltshire - 8 £44,500 - 2
Gloucestershire -4 3 £50,000 -6.54%
Devon -22 3 £30,525 -61.84%
PhD
England

For the 6 months to 24 June 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 West region with a requirement for PhD.

1 44 (51.76%) Java
2 43 (50.59%) Software Engineering
3 42 (49.41%) Degree
4 41 (48.24%) Python
5 37 (43.53%) C++
6 32 (37.65%) Agile Software Development
7 29 (34.12%) Machine Learning
8 27 (31.76%) Computer Science
9 24 (28.24%) JavaScript
10 23 (27.06%) Scala
11 22 (25.88%) C
11 22 (25.88%) Finance
12 21 (24.71%) Marketing
13 19 (22.35%) Mathematics
13 19 (22.35%) OO
14 18 (21.18%) HTML
14 18 (21.18%) Games
15 16 (18.82%) Artificial Intelligence
15 16 (18.82%) Telecoms
15 16 (18.82%) C#
15 16 (18.82%) Deep Learning
16 15 (17.65%) Algorithms
16 15 (17.65%) Electronics
17 14 (16.47%) Business Intelligence
17 14 (16.47%) .NET
17 14 (16.47%) Linux
17 14 (16.47%) Theano
17 14 (16.47%) Computer Vision
17 14 (16.47%) Unity (Game Engine)
18 13 (15.29%) Security Cleared

PhD
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South West 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 6 (7.06%) DNN
2 1 (1.18%) Apache Spark
2 1 (1.18%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (1.18%) JBoss
Applications
1 9 (10.59%) Photoshop
2 1 (1.18%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 12 (14.12%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.35%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.18%) Amazon SQS
2 1 (1.18%) GitHub
2 1 (1.18%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.53%) MIMO
1 3 (3.53%) OFDM
1 3 (3.53%) TCP/IP
1 3 (3.53%) Wireless
2 2 (2.35%) HTTP
3 1 (1.18%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (11.76%) Data Mining
2 5 (5.88%) NoSQL
3 4 (4.71%) Big Data
4 2 (2.35%) Apache Cassandra
5 1 (1.18%) Apache Hive
5 1 (1.18%) Hadoop
5 1 (1.18%) Redis
5 1 (1.18%) RethinkDB
Development Applications
1 9 (10.59%) Axure RP
2 6 (7.06%) Git (software)
3 1 (1.18%) Jasmine
3 1 (1.18%) Jenkins
3 1 (1.18%) JIRA
3 1 (1.18%) JUnit
3 1 (1.18%) Protractor
3 1 (1.18%) Selenium
3 1 (1.18%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (1.18%) TestNG
3 1 (1.18%) Visual Studio
General
1 22 (25.88%) Finance
2 21 (24.71%) Marketing
3 18 (21.18%) Games
4 16 (18.82%) Telecoms
5 15 (17.65%) Electronics
6 12 (14.12%) Manufacturing
7 10 (11.76%) Financial Institution
8 3 (3.53%) Legal
9 2 (2.35%) Retail
10 1 (1.18%) Military
Job Titles
1 18 (21.18%) Software Engineer
2 15 (17.65%) Developer
3 10 (11.76%) Java Developer
3 10 (11.76%) Machine Learning Researcher
4 9 (10.59%) Designer
4 9 (10.59%) UI Designer
4 9 (10.59%) UI/UX Designer
4 9 (10.59%) UX Designer
5 8 (9.41%) Computer Engineer
5 8 (9.41%) Graduate
6 7 (8.24%) Computer Vision Engineer
6 7 (8.24%) Machine Learning Engineer
7 6 (7.06%) Research Engineer
7 6 (7.06%) Senior Developer
8 5 (5.88%) C++ Software Engineer
8 5 (5.88%) Java Engineer
8 5 (5.88%) Security Engineer
9 4 (4.71%) Java Software Engineer
9 4 (4.71%) Technical Manager
9 4 (4.71%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (21.18%) HTML
2 14 (16.47%) .NET
2 14 (16.47%) Theano
2 14 (16.47%) Unity (Game Engine)
3 12 (14.12%) Apache Flex
4 11 (12.94%) RESTful
4 11 (12.94%) Web Services
5 10 (11.76%) CSS
5 10 (11.76%) J2EE
6 9 (10.59%) jQuery
6 9 (10.59%) Spring
6 9 (10.59%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 8 (9.41%) Natural Language Processing
8 7 (8.24%) HTML5
9 6 (7.06%) AngularJS
9 6 (7.06%) Hibernate
9 6 (7.06%) Node.js
9 6 (7.06%) OpenCV
10 4 (4.71%) XML
11 3 (3.53%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 27 (31.76%) Computer Science
2 15 (17.65%) Algorithms
3 10 (11.76%) Hedge funds
3 10 (11.76%) Mobile App
4 9 (10.59%) User Experience
5 8 (9.41%) 3D Graphics
6 5 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (2.35%) Blog
7 2 (2.35%) Digital TV
7 2 (2.35%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
7 2 (2.35%) MPEG
7 2 (2.35%) SystemC
7 2 (2.35%) Verilog
7 2 (2.35%) VHDL
8 1 (1.18%) Digital Media
8 1 (1.18%) Greenfield Project
8 1 (1.18%) Management Information System
8 1 (1.18%) STB
Operating Systems
1 14 (16.47%) Linux
2 8 (9.41%) Windows
3 7 (8.24%) Android
3 7 (8.24%) Apple iOS
4 4 (4.71%) Unix
5 3 (3.53%) Mac OS X
6 1 (1.18%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (50.59%) Software Engineering
2 32 (37.65%) Agile Software Development
3 29 (34.12%) Machine Learning
4 19 (22.35%) Mathematics
4 19 (22.35%) OO
5 16 (18.82%) Artificial Intelligence
5 16 (18.82%) Deep Learning
6 14 (16.47%) Business Intelligence
6 14 (16.47%) Computer Vision
7 12 (14.12%) Digital Marketing
7 12 (14.12%) Programme Management
8 10 (11.76%) Analytics
8 10 (11.76%) Cybersecurity
9 9 (10.59%) Conceptual Models
9 9 (10.59%) UX Design
10 8 (9.41%) Bayesian Methods
10 8 (9.41%) Game Theory
10 8 (9.41%) SDLC
11 7 (8.24%) Neural Network
12 6 (7.06%) Reinforcement Learning
Programming Languages
1 44 (51.76%) Java
2 41 (48.24%) Python
3 37 (43.53%) C++
4 24 (28.24%) JavaScript
5 23 (27.06%) Scala
6 22 (25.88%) C
7 16 (18.82%) C#
8 10 (11.76%) Ruby
8 10 (11.76%) Shell Script
9 9 (10.59%) MATLAB
10 8 (9.41%) Fortran
11 6 (7.06%) R
12 5 (5.88%) SQL
13 2 (2.35%) Perl
13 2 (2.35%) VB
14 1 (1.18%) Go
14 1 (1.18%) Objective-C
14 1 (1.18%) TypeScript
14 1 (1.18%) VBA
Qualifications
1 42 (49.41%) Degree
2 13 (15.29%) Computer Science Degree
2 13 (15.29%) Security Cleared
3 9 (10.59%) DV Cleared
3 9 (10.59%) HND
4 7 (8.24%) SC Cleared
5 5 (5.88%) Master's Degree
6 2 (2.35%) Postgraduate
7 1 (1.18%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.35%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.18%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (1.18%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 12 (14.12%) SAP
2 2 (2.35%) Google
3 1 (1.18%) Oracle
3 1 (1.18%) Tableau
Bristol, Avon
People Source Consulting
Salary: £40000 - £70000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Sogeti
Salary: Competitive salary + benefits
Posted: 10 days ago
Wiltshire
The People Network
Salary: £42000 - £47000 per annum, Benefits Pension, Healthcare, Bonus
Posted: 4 days ago
South West England
Computer Futures
Salary: £80000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 23 days ago