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 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
PhD
England / South West
Rank 191 231 243
Rank change year-on-year +40 +12  
Permanent jobs citing PhD 49 25 10
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.96% 0.43% 0.17%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.12% 1.28% 0.55%
Number of salaries quoted 48 21 10
Median salary £55,000 £60,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -8.33% +60.00%  
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £37,500 £28,475
10% offered a salary of more than £76,500 £120,000 £51,000
UK excluding London median salary £48,750 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +14.70% +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 1570 1950 1828
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 30.86% 33.35% 30.74%
Number of salaries quoted 1263 1549 1437
Median salary £40,000 £41,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.61% +3.75%  
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £26,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

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 March 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 March 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 +38 39 £55,000 +46.66% 1
Gloucestershire -4 8 £52,500 -1.86%
Somerset - 1 £75,000 - 1
PhD
England

PhD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 24 March 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 51 (75.00%) Java
2 40 (58.82%) C++
3 36 (52.94%) Software Engineering
4 32 (47.06%) Python
5 31 (45.59%) Degree
6 28 (41.18%) Agile Software Development
7 27 (39.71%) Scala
7 27 (39.71%) OO
8 25 (36.76%) C
9 21 (30.88%) Mathematics
9 21 (30.88%) Machine Learning
10 20 (29.41%) JavaScript
11 17 (25.00%) Apache Flex
12 16 (23.53%) Artificial Intelligence
12 16 (23.53%) Games
12 16 (23.53%) C#
12 16 (23.53%) Deep Learning
13 15 (22.06%) RESTful
13 15 (22.06%) .NET
13 15 (22.06%) J2EE
13 15 (22.06%) Web Services
13 15 (22.06%) Finance
14 14 (20.59%) Spring
14 14 (20.59%) Unity (Game Engine)
14 14 (20.59%) Theano
14 14 (20.59%) Computer Vision
15 12 (17.65%) MATLAB
16 11 (16.18%) HTML
16 11 (16.18%) Analytics
17 10 (14.71%) AngularJS

PhD
Top Related 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 (8.82%) DNN
2 4 (5.88%) Apache Pig
2 4 (5.88%) Apache Spark
3 3 (4.41%) SAS
4 1 (1.47%) Apache
Applications
1 3 (4.41%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 2 (2.94%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.47%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (1.47%) Amazon SQS
1 1 (1.47%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 5 (7.35%) MIMO
1 5 (7.35%) OFDM
1 5 (7.35%) Wireless
2 2 (2.94%) HTTP
2 2 (2.94%) HTTPS
2 2 (2.94%) Internet
2 2 (2.94%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (7.35%) NoSQL
2 4 (5.88%) Apache Hive
2 4 (5.88%) Hadoop
3 3 (4.41%) Big Data
4 1 (1.47%) Apache Cassandra
4 1 (1.47%) Data Mining
4 1 (1.47%) Redis
4 1 (1.47%) RethinkDB
Development Applications
1 6 (8.82%) Git (software)
2 1 (1.47%) Jasmine
2 1 (1.47%) Jenkins
2 1 (1.47%) JIRA
2 1 (1.47%) JUnit
2 1 (1.47%) Protractor
2 1 (1.47%) Selenium
2 1 (1.47%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (1.47%) TestNG
2 1 (1.47%) Visual Studio
General
1 16 (23.53%) Games
2 15 (22.06%) Finance
3 10 (14.71%) Financial Institution
4 9 (13.24%) Telecoms
5 4 (5.88%) Electronics
6 2 (2.94%) Legal
6 2 (2.94%) Manufacturing
6 2 (2.94%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 20 (29.41%) Developer
2 18 (26.47%) Software Engineer
3 15 (22.06%) Java Developer
4 8 (11.76%) Computer Engineer
4 8 (11.76%) Graduate
5 7 (10.29%) Computer Vision Engineer
5 7 (10.29%) Machine Learning Engineer
5 7 (10.29%) Senior Developer
6 6 (8.82%) C++ Software Engineer
6 6 (8.82%) Java Engineer
7 5 (7.35%) Communications Engineer
7 5 (7.35%) Java Software Engineer
7 5 (7.35%) Lead Developer
7 5 (7.35%) Senior Java Developer
7 5 (7.35%) Test Engineer
8 4 (5.88%) .NET Developer
8 4 (5.88%) Data Scientist
8 4 (5.88%) Graduate Software Engineer
8 4 (5.88%) Research Engineer
9 3 (4.41%) Verification Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (25.00%) Apache Flex
2 15 (22.06%) .NET
2 15 (22.06%) J2EE
2 15 (22.06%) RESTful
2 15 (22.06%) Web Services
3 14 (20.59%) Spring
3 14 (20.59%) Theano
3 14 (20.59%) Unity (Game Engine)
4 11 (16.18%) HTML
5 10 (14.71%) AngularJS
5 10 (14.71%) Hibernate
5 10 (14.71%) Node.js
6 8 (11.76%) HTML5
7 6 (8.82%) OpenCV
8 5 (7.35%) XML
9 4 (5.88%) REST
10 2 (2.94%) ASP.NET
11 1 (1.47%) CSS
11 1 (1.47%) Middleware
11 1 (1.47%) TensorFlow
Miscellaneous
1 10 (14.71%) Hedge funds
2 9 (13.24%) Computer Science
3 8 (11.76%) 3D Graphics
4 6 (8.82%) Algorithms
5 5 (7.35%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (4.41%) SystemC
6 3 (4.41%) Verilog
7 2 (2.94%) Digital TV
7 2 (2.94%) MPEG
8 1 (1.47%) 3D Printing
8 1 (1.47%) Blog
8 1 (1.47%) Digital Media
8 1 (1.47%) Embedded Systems
8 1 (1.47%) STB
Operating Systems
1 10 (14.71%) Linux
2 7 (10.29%) Android
2 7 (10.29%) Apple iOS
3 5 (7.35%) Unix
4 4 (5.88%) Windows
5 2 (2.94%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (52.94%) Software Engineering
2 28 (41.18%) Agile Software Development
3 27 (39.71%) OO
4 21 (30.88%) Machine Learning
4 21 (30.88%) Mathematics
5 16 (23.53%) Artificial Intelligence
5 16 (23.53%) Deep Learning
6 14 (20.59%) Computer Vision
7 11 (16.18%) Analytics
8 10 (14.71%) Data Analytics
9 9 (13.24%) Cybersecurity
9 9 (13.24%) SDLC
10 8 (11.76%) Bayesian Methods
10 8 (11.76%) Game Theory
10 8 (11.76%) Neural Network
11 6 (8.82%) Open Source
11 6 (8.82%) Reinforcement Learning
12 5 (7.35%) Performance Optimisation
12 5 (7.35%) Prototyping
12 5 (7.35%) Signal Processing
Programming Languages
1 51 (75.00%) Java
2 40 (58.82%) C++
3 32 (47.06%) Python
4 27 (39.71%) Scala
5 25 (36.76%) C
6 20 (29.41%) JavaScript
7 16 (23.53%) C#
8 12 (17.65%) MATLAB
9 8 (11.76%) Fortran
9 8 (11.76%) SQL
10 5 (7.35%) R
11 4 (5.88%) Perl
12 3 (4.41%) VB
13 1 (1.47%) Go
13 1 (1.47%) Objective-C
13 1 (1.47%) Ruby
13 1 (1.47%) VBA
Qualifications
1 31 (45.59%) Degree
2 10 (14.71%) Security Cleared
3 7 (10.29%) DV Cleared
4 5 (7.35%) SC Cleared
5 2 (2.94%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.94%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.47%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (1.47%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 2 (2.94%) SAP
2 1 (1.47%) Google
2 1 (1.47%) Oracle
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