Period
to 25 February 2018

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 6 months to 25 February 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

PhD
England > South West
6 months to
25 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 232 270 325
Rank change year-on-year +38 +55 0
Permanent jobs citing PhD 95 67 35
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.94% 0.65% 0.30%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.19% 2.09% 0.93%
Number of salaries quoted 78 66 39
South West median annual salary £55,000 £53,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.77% +6.00% +17.65%
10th Percentile £38,750 £36,250 £36,250
90th Percentile £67,500 £77,500 £71,000
England median annual salary £55,000 £57,500 £53,500
% change year-on-year -4.35% +7.48% +12.63%

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 West with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
South West
Permanent vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 2,977 3,209 3,770
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 29.39% 31.04% 32.11%
Number of salaries quoted 2,132 2,530 3,017
South West median annual salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.75% - +2.56%
10th Percentile £23,500 £24,000 £24,500
90th Percentile £62,500 £63,750 £62,700
England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - -

PhD
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

Job postings citing PhD as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South West.

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 6 months to 25 February 2018.

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 6 months to 25 February 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
Bristol -4 52 £55,000 - 5
Dorset - 20 £42,500 -
Devon +23 10 £72,500 +45.00%
Gloucestershire +37 9 £60,000 +20.00%
Wiltshire - 2 £46,500 - 2
Somerset +3 1 £45,000 -40.00% 4
PhD
England

For the 6 months to 25 February 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 West region with a requirement for PhD.

1 80 (84.21%) Machine Learning
2 72 (75.79%) Python
3 57 (60.00%) C++
4 53 (55.79%) Algorithms
5 48 (50.53%) Deep Learning
6 40 (42.11%) Neural Network
7 39 (41.05%) Data Science
8 35 (36.84%) Software Engineering
9 30 (31.58%) Java
9 30 (31.58%) Computer Science
10 24 (25.26%) Scala
10 24 (25.26%) TensorFlow
10 24 (25.26%) Linux
10 24 (25.26%) Artificial Intelligence
11 22 (23.16%) C#
12 21 (22.11%) CUDA
12 21 (22.11%) Mathematics
12 21 (22.11%) Theano
12 21 (22.11%) Computer Vision
13 20 (21.05%) Image Processing
13 20 (21.05%) Degree
13 20 (21.05%) Robotics
14 19 (20.00%) .NET
14 19 (20.00%) Signal Processing
15 18 (18.95%) R
15 18 (18.95%) Biology
15 18 (18.95%) Microsoft
15 18 (18.95%) .NET Framework
15 18 (18.95%) Simultaneous Localization and Mapping
15 18 (18.95%) NVIDIA

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 16 (16.84%) DNN
2 6 (6.32%) SAS
3 3 (3.16%) Apache Spark
4 1 (1.05%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 1 (1.05%) Chatbot
1 1 (1.05%) SPSS
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.16%) Cloud Computing
1 3 (3.16%) Google Cloud Platform
1 3 (3.16%) SaaS
2 1 (1.05%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.05%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (12.63%) Data Mining
2 10 (10.53%) NoSQL
3 8 (8.42%) Big Data
4 5 (5.26%) Relational Database
5 2 (2.11%) Apache Cassandra
5 2 (2.11%) Apache Hive
5 2 (2.11%) Hadoop
6 1 (1.05%) MongoDB
6 1 (1.05%) Text Mining
Development Applications
1 16 (16.84%) Git (software)
General
1 17 (17.89%) Games
2 10 (10.53%) Pharmaceutical
3 7 (7.37%) Finance
4 5 (5.26%) Retail
5 2 (2.11%) Electronics
5 2 (2.11%) Manufacturing
6 1 (1.05%) Marketing
6 1 (1.05%) Military
6 1 (1.05%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 24 (25.26%) Data Scientist
2 19 (20.00%) Developer
3 17 (17.89%) Machine Learning Engineer
3 17 (17.89%) Software Engineer
4 16 (16.84%) Software Developer
5 12 (12.63%) Machine Learning Researcher
6 11 (11.58%) C++ Developer
6 11 (11.58%) C++ Software Developer
6 11 (11.58%) Computer Engineer
6 11 (11.58%) Computer Vision Engineer
7 10 (10.53%) C++ Software Engineer
7 10 (10.53%) Developer/Software Engineer
8 7 (7.37%) Machine Learning Scientist
8 7 (7.37%) Python Developer
8 7 (7.37%) Senior Data Scientist
9 6 (6.32%) Image Processing Scientist
9 6 (6.32%) Machine Learning Developer
10 3 (3.16%) Head of Technology
11 2 (2.11%) Computer Vision Developer
11 2 (2.11%) Research Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (25.26%) TensorFlow
2 21 (22.11%) Theano
3 19 (20.00%) .NET
4 18 (18.95%) .NET Framework
5 17 (17.89%) OpenCV
6 16 (16.84%) Unity (Game Engine)
7 5 (5.26%) Keras
7 5 (5.26%) NumPy
7 5 (5.26%) SciPy
8 2 (2.11%) AngularJS
8 2 (2.11%) Node.js
9 1 (1.05%) Apache Flex
9 1 (1.05%) Ember.js
9 1 (1.05%) Hibernate
9 1 (1.05%) J2EE
9 1 (1.05%) Natural Language Processing
9 1 (1.05%) OpenCL
9 1 (1.05%) React
9 1 (1.05%) RESTful
9 1 (1.05%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 53 (55.79%) Algorithms
2 30 (31.58%) Computer Science
3 21 (22.11%) CUDA
4 20 (21.05%) Robotics
5 12 (12.63%) Mobile App
6 11 (11.58%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (2.11%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 24 (25.26%) Linux
2 10 (10.53%) Robot Operating System
3 1 (1.05%) Embedded Linux
3 1 (1.05%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 80 (84.21%) Machine Learning
2 48 (50.53%) Deep Learning
3 40 (42.11%) Neural Network
4 39 (41.05%) Data Science
5 35 (36.84%) Software Engineering
6 24 (25.26%) Artificial Intelligence
7 21 (22.11%) Computer Vision
7 21 (22.11%) Mathematics
8 20 (21.05%) Image Processing
9 19 (20.00%) Signal Processing
10 18 (18.95%) Biology
10 18 (18.95%) Simultaneous Localization and Mapping
11 17 (17.89%) Analytics
11 17 (17.89%) Reinforcement Learning
12 16 (16.84%) Statistics
13 8 (8.42%) Agile Software Development
13 8 (8.42%) Predictive Modelling
13 8 (8.42%) Statistical Modelling
14 7 (7.37%) Visualisation
15 6 (6.32%) Data Analytics
Programming Languages
1 72 (75.79%) Python
2 57 (60.00%) C++
3 30 (31.58%) Java
4 24 (25.26%) Scala
5 22 (23.16%) C#
6 18 (18.95%) R
7 12 (12.63%) Ruby
7 12 (12.63%) Shell Script
7 12 (12.63%) SQL
8 6 (6.32%) C
9 5 (5.26%) MATLAB
10 2 (2.11%) JavaScript
11 1 (1.05%) Fortran
11 1 (1.05%) Go
11 1 (1.05%) Lisp
Qualifications
1 20 (21.05%) Degree
2 12 (12.63%) Computer Science Degree
3 3 (3.16%) Security Cleared
4 1 (1.05%) A+ Certification
4 1 (1.05%) Numerate Degree
4 1 (1.05%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.16%) QA
2 2 (2.11%) Data Quality
Systems Management
1 1 (1.05%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 18 (18.95%) Microsoft
1 18 (18.95%) NVIDIA
2 3 (3.16%) Google
3 1 (1.05%) SAP