Period
to 26 May 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 26 May 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

PhD
England > South West
6 months to
26 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 275 255 281
Rank change year-on-year -20 +26 +40
Permanent jobs citing PhD 75 77 70
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.70% 0.75% 0.63%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.39% 2.39% 1.93%
Number of salaries quoted 62 74 64
South West median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £55,000
10th Percentile £41,250 £36,250 £40,000
90th Percentile £70,875 £77,125 £120,000
England median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year - +4.76% +10.53%

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 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 3,142 3,217 3,618
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 29.13% 31.24% 32.54%
Number of salaries quoted 2,245 2,536 2,878
South West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - +2.56%
10th Percentile £25,000 £23,750 £24,500
90th Percentile £63,750 £63,750 £65,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £47,000
% change year-on-year +11.11% -4.26% +4.44%

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 26 May 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 26 May 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 -17 46 £55,000 -4.35% 11
Dorset - 16 £42,500 - 1
Gloucestershire +20 8 £60,000 +20.00% 4
Devon +16 5 £80,000 +162.08% 2
PhD
England

For the 6 months to 26 May 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 67 (89.33%) Machine Learning
2 51 (68.00%) Algorithms
2 51 (68.00%) Python
3 43 (57.33%) Artificial Intelligence
4 39 (52.00%) C++
5 38 (50.67%) Data Science
6 33 (44.00%) Deep Learning
7 28 (37.33%) Neural Network
7 28 (37.33%) Computer Science
8 23 (30.67%) TensorFlow
9 21 (28.00%) Software Engineering
10 20 (26.67%) Degree
11 18 (24.00%) CUDA
12 16 (21.33%) Image Processing
12 16 (21.33%) Signal Processing
12 16 (21.33%) NVIDIA
12 16 (21.33%) Biology
12 16 (21.33%) .NET Framework
12 16 (21.33%) C#
12 16 (21.33%) .NET
12 16 (21.33%) Microsoft
13 15 (20.00%) Mathematics
13 15 (20.00%) Mobile App
14 14 (18.67%) Computer Science Degree
14 14 (18.67%) Ruby
14 14 (18.67%) Data Mining
14 14 (18.67%) Shell Script
15 13 (17.33%) Java
15 13 (17.33%) Analytics
15 13 (17.33%) R

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 5 (6.67%) DNN
1 5 (6.67%) SAS
2 2 (2.67%) Apache Spark
3 1 (1.33%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 1 (1.33%) Chatbot
1 1 (1.33%) SPSS
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.67%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (2.67%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (1.33%) Google Cloud Platform
2 1 (1.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.33%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (18.67%) Data Mining
2 9 (12.00%) NoSQL
3 8 (10.67%) Big Data
4 6 (8.00%) Relational Database
5 1 (1.33%) Apache Cassandra
5 1 (1.33%) Hadoop
5 1 (1.33%) MongoDB
5 1 (1.33%) Neo4j
5 1 (1.33%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 5 (6.67%) Git (software)
General
1 10 (13.33%) Finance
1 10 (13.33%) Pharmaceutical
2 5 (6.67%) Electronics
2 5 (6.67%) Games
2 5 (6.67%) Manufacturing
2 5 (6.67%) Marketing
2 5 (6.67%) Telecoms
3 4 (5.33%) Retail
4 2 (2.67%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 21 (28.00%) Data Scientist
2 20 (26.67%) Machine Learning Engineer
3 14 (18.67%) Machine Learning Researcher
4 13 (17.33%) Software Engineer
5 7 (9.33%) Developer
5 7 (9.33%) Machine Learning Scientist
5 7 (9.33%) Senior Data Scientist
5 7 (9.33%) Software Developer
6 6 (8.00%) C++ Software Engineer
6 6 (8.00%) Image Processing Scientist
7 4 (5.33%) C++ Developer
7 4 (5.33%) C++ Software Developer
7 4 (5.33%) Computer Engineer
7 4 (5.33%) Computer Vision Engineer
7 4 (5.33%) Machine Learning Developer
7 4 (5.33%) Python Developer
8 3 (4.00%) Developer/Software Engineer
8 3 (4.00%) Research Engineer
9 2 (2.67%) Consultant
10 1 (1.33%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (30.67%) TensorFlow
2 16 (21.33%) .NET
2 16 (21.33%) .NET Framework
3 11 (14.67%) Theano
4 6 (8.00%) Keras
4 6 (8.00%) NumPy
4 6 (8.00%) SciPy
5 5 (6.67%) OpenCV
5 5 (6.67%) Unity (Game Engine)
6 2 (2.67%) Natural Language Processing
Miscellaneous
1 51 (68.00%) Algorithms
2 28 (37.33%) Computer Science
3 18 (24.00%) CUDA
4 15 (20.00%) Mobile App
5 7 (9.33%) Analytical Skills
5 7 (9.33%) Robotics
6 1 (1.33%) iPad
6 1 (1.33%) iPhone
6 1 (1.33%) Linked Data
6 1 (1.33%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 11 (14.67%) Linux
2 5 (6.67%) Robot Operating System
3 1 (1.33%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 67 (89.33%) Machine Learning
2 43 (57.33%) Artificial Intelligence
3 38 (50.67%) Data Science
4 33 (44.00%) Deep Learning
5 28 (37.33%) Neural Network
6 21 (28.00%) Software Engineering
7 16 (21.33%) Biology
7 16 (21.33%) Image Processing
7 16 (21.33%) Signal Processing
8 15 (20.00%) Mathematics
9 13 (17.33%) Analytics
10 12 (16.00%) Statistics
11 8 (10.67%) Agile Software Development
12 7 (9.33%) Computer Vision
12 7 (9.33%) Simultaneous Localization and Mapping
13 6 (8.00%) Bayesian Methods
13 6 (8.00%) Big Data Analytics
13 6 (8.00%) Data Analytics
13 6 (8.00%) Decision Tree
13 6 (8.00%) Predictive Modelling
Programming Languages
1 51 (68.00%) Python
2 39 (52.00%) C++
3 16 (21.33%) C#
4 14 (18.67%) Ruby
4 14 (18.67%) Shell Script
5 13 (17.33%) Java
5 13 (17.33%) R
6 12 (16.00%) Scala
7 8 (10.67%) SQL
8 3 (4.00%) MATLAB
9 2 (2.67%) C
Qualifications
1 20 (26.67%) Degree
2 14 (18.67%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (1.33%) A+ Certification
3 1 (1.33%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.33%) QA
Vendors
1 16 (21.33%) Microsoft
1 16 (21.33%) NVIDIA
2 5 (6.67%) SAP
3 2 (2.67%) Google