Period
to 19 August 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 19 August 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

PhD
England > South West
6 months to
19 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 283 248 254
Rank change year-on-year -35 +6 +98
Permanent jobs citing PhD 43 93 87
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.41% 0.90% 0.80%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.40% 2.86% 2.45%
Number of salaries quoted 39 76 81
South West median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +10.00% +33.33%
10th Percentile £40,500 £36,250 £40,000
90th Percentile £71,500 £74,375 £95,000
England median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +9.09% +10.00% +11.11%

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 3,064 3,249 3,547
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 29.45% 31.28% 32.57%
Number of salaries quoted 2,278 2,554 2,817
South West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% -1.23% +3.85%
10th Percentile £24,856 £22,750 £24,750
90th Percentile £63,750 £64,250 £66,250
England median annual salary £50,000 £46,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +7.53% -2.11% +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 19 August 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 19 August 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 -30 28 £55,000 - 7
Somerset - 7 £17,500 - 1
Gloucestershire +12 4 £56,250 +12.50%
Devon +18 2 £57,500 +88.37% 1
Wiltshire -23 1 £40,000 -10.11%
PhD
England

For the 6 months to 19 August 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 31 (72.09%) Machine Learning
2 30 (69.77%) Computer Science
2 30 (69.77%) Degree
3 23 (53.49%) Python
4 20 (46.51%) Algorithms
4 20 (46.51%) Data Science
5 19 (44.19%) C++
6 18 (41.86%) Electronics
7 14 (32.56%) Mobile App
8 13 (30.23%) Telecoms
8 13 (30.23%) Finance
8 13 (30.23%) Mathematics
8 13 (30.23%) Software Engineering
8 13 (30.23%) Ruby
8 13 (30.23%) Data Mining
8 13 (30.23%) Business Intelligence
8 13 (30.23%) Shell Script
8 13 (30.23%) Computer Science Degree
9 12 (27.91%) SAP
9 12 (27.91%) Marketing
9 12 (27.91%) Manufacturing
9 12 (27.91%) Programme Management
9 12 (27.91%) Analytics
9 12 (27.91%) Digital Marketing
10 11 (25.58%) Agile Software Development
11 9 (20.93%) Artificial Intelligence
11 9 (20.93%) Data Analytics
12 8 (18.60%) Visualisation
12 8 (18.60%) C
13 7 (16.28%) C#

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 3 (6.98%) Apache Spark
1 3 (6.98%) Elasticsearch
2 2 (4.65%) SAS
Applications
1 2 (4.65%) SPSS
Cloud Services
1 4 (9.30%) Amazon AWS
1 4 (9.30%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (2.33%) Google Cloud Platform
2 1 (2.33%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.33%) Internet
1 1 (2.33%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (30.23%) Data Mining
2 4 (9.30%) Big Data
3 3 (6.98%) Apache Cassandra
3 3 (6.98%) Hadoop
4 2 (4.65%) MongoDB
4 2 (4.65%) Neo4j
4 2 (4.65%) NoSQL
4 2 (4.65%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (2.33%) Apache Hive
5 1 (2.33%) Power BI
5 1 (2.33%) Relational Database
General
1 18 (41.86%) Electronics
2 13 (30.23%) Finance
2 13 (30.23%) Telecoms
3 12 (27.91%) Manufacturing
3 12 (27.91%) Marketing
4 2 (4.65%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 13 (30.23%) Machine Learning Researcher
2 10 (23.26%) Software Engineer
3 7 (16.28%) C++ Software Engineer
3 7 (16.28%) Machine Learning Engineer
4 6 (13.95%) Analyst
4 6 (13.95%) Analyst Programmer
4 6 (13.95%) C Software Engineer
4 6 (13.95%) C/C++ Software Engineer
4 6 (13.95%) Graduate
4 6 (13.95%) Graduate Analyst
4 6 (13.95%) Graduate Analyst Programmer
4 6 (13.95%) Graduate Programmer
4 6 (13.95%) Linux Engineer
4 6 (13.95%) Programmer
5 4 (9.30%) Data Scientist
6 2 (4.65%) Consultant
7 1 (2.33%) Junior Consultant
7 1 (2.33%) Senior Developer
7 1 (2.33%) Systems Engineer
7 1 (2.33%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (13.95%) Middleware
2 4 (9.30%) Natural Language Processing
2 4 (9.30%) TensorFlow
3 2 (4.65%) Keras
4 1 (2.33%) .NET
4 1 (2.33%) AngularJS
4 1 (2.33%) Ember.js
4 1 (2.33%) J2EE
4 1 (2.33%) Node.js
4 1 (2.33%) NumPy
4 1 (2.33%) OpenCV
4 1 (2.33%) React
4 1 (2.33%) SciPy
4 1 (2.33%) Theano
4 1 (2.33%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 30 (69.77%) Computer Science
2 20 (46.51%) Algorithms
3 14 (32.56%) Mobile App
4 1 (2.33%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.33%) Digital Media
4 1 (2.33%) iPad
4 1 (2.33%) iPhone
4 1 (2.33%) Linked Data
4 1 (2.33%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 6 (13.95%) Linux
2 2 (4.65%) Apple iOS
3 1 (2.33%) Android
3 1 (2.33%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (72.09%) Machine Learning
2 20 (46.51%) Data Science
3 13 (30.23%) Business Intelligence
3 13 (30.23%) Mathematics
3 13 (30.23%) Software Engineering
4 12 (27.91%) Analytics
4 12 (27.91%) Digital Marketing
4 12 (27.91%) Programme Management
5 11 (25.58%) Agile Software Development
6 9 (20.93%) Artificial Intelligence
6 9 (20.93%) Data Analytics
7 8 (18.60%) Visualisation
8 7 (16.28%) Kanban
8 7 (16.28%) OO
8 7 (16.28%) Open Source
8 7 (16.28%) Scrum
9 6 (13.95%) Data Management
9 6 (13.95%) Human Factors
9 6 (13.95%) Parallel Programming
9 6 (13.95%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 23 (53.49%) Python
2 19 (44.19%) C++
3 13 (30.23%) Ruby
3 13 (30.23%) Shell Script
4 8 (18.60%) C
5 7 (16.28%) C#
5 7 (16.28%) Java
6 4 (9.30%) R
7 2 (4.65%) MATLAB
8 1 (2.33%) JavaScript
8 1 (2.33%) Scala
Qualifications
1 30 (69.77%) Degree
2 13 (30.23%) Computer Science Degree
3 2 (4.65%) DV Cleared
3 2 (4.65%) Master's Degree
3 2 (4.65%) Security Cleared
4 1 (2.33%) Numerate Degree
4 1 (2.33%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.33%) GCP
Vendors
1 12 (27.91%) SAP
2 2 (4.65%) Google
3 1 (2.33%) Tableau