Period
to 17 November 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 17 November 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD, DPhil, EngD, Doctorate)
England > South West
6 months to
17 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 284 240 280
Rank change year-on-year -44 +40 +67
Permanent jobs citing PhD 52 100 69
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.51% 0.97% 0.63%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.79% 3.21% 1.91%
Number of salaries quoted 43 71 65
South West median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +10.00% -
10th Percentile £37,500 £32,500 £34,000
90th Percentile £63,750 £62,500 £85,000
England median annual salary £62,500 £55,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +13.64% +10.00% -

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 2,901 3,120 3,608
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 28.63% 30.13% 32.96%
Number of salaries quoted 2,129 2,395 2,830
South West median annual salary £43,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.75% - -
10th Percentile £25,000 £23,000 £24,000
90th Percentile £65,000 £62,500 £64,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +3.26% +2.22%

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 17 November 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 17 November 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 -31 29 £52,500 -4.55% 9
Gloucestershire +24 9 £60,000 +29.73% 1
Somerset +39 7 £17,500 -61.11%
Devon +3 3 £57,500 +4.55% 2
Wiltshire -12 3 £40,000 -10.11% 1
PhD
England

For the 6 months to 17 November 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 33 (63.46%) Degree
1 33 (63.46%) Machine Learning
2 31 (59.62%) Computer Science
3 29 (55.77%) Python
4 26 (50.00%) C++
5 22 (42.31%) Data Science
6 20 (38.46%) Analytics
7 19 (36.54%) Electronics
7 19 (36.54%) Software Engineering
8 17 (32.69%) Algorithms
9 16 (30.77%) Mathematics
10 15 (28.85%) Visualisation
10 15 (28.85%) Data Analytics
10 15 (28.85%) Business Intelligence
11 14 (26.92%) C#
11 14 (26.92%) Finance
12 13 (25.00%) Telecoms
12 13 (25.00%) Marketing
12 13 (25.00%) Computer Science Degree
13 12 (23.08%) Digital Marketing
13 12 (23.08%) Mobile App
13 12 (23.08%) Manufacturing
13 12 (23.08%) Programme Management
13 12 (23.08%) Ruby
13 12 (23.08%) Agile Software Development
13 12 (23.08%) SAP
13 12 (23.08%) Data Mining
13 12 (23.08%) Shell Script
14 11 (21.15%) C
15 10 (19.23%) Java

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 4 (7.69%) SAS
2 2 (3.85%) Apache Spark
2 2 (3.85%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 4 (7.69%) SPSS
2 2 (3.85%) Simulink
Cloud Services
1 3 (5.77%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (3.85%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (1.92%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.85%) Internet
2 1 (1.92%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (23.08%) Data Mining
2 5 (9.62%) GIS
3 3 (5.77%) Big Data
3 3 (5.77%) Power BI
4 2 (3.85%) Apache Cassandra
4 2 (3.85%) Hadoop
5 1 (1.92%) Apache Hive
5 1 (1.92%) MongoDB
5 1 (1.92%) Neo4j
5 1 (1.92%) NoSQL
5 1 (1.92%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (1.92%) SAS EBI
General
1 19 (36.54%) Electronics
2 14 (26.92%) Finance
3 13 (25.00%) Marketing
3 13 (25.00%) Telecoms
4 12 (23.08%) Manufacturing
5 3 (5.77%) Retail
6 2 (3.85%) Aerospace
6 2 (3.85%) Avionics
7 1 (1.92%) Advertising
7 1 (1.92%) Games
Job Titles
1 15 (28.85%) Software Engineer
2 13 (25.00%) Machine Learning Researcher
3 11 (21.15%) C++ Software Engineer
4 7 (13.46%) Analyst
5 6 (11.54%) Analyst Programmer
5 6 (11.54%) C Software Engineer
5 6 (11.54%) C/C++ Software Engineer
5 6 (11.54%) Graduate
5 6 (11.54%) Graduate Analyst
5 6 (11.54%) Graduate Analyst Programmer
5 6 (11.54%) Graduate Programmer
5 6 (11.54%) Linux Engineer
5 6 (11.54%) Programmer
6 5 (9.62%) C# Software Engineer
7 4 (7.69%) Data Scientist
7 4 (7.69%) Machine Learning Engineer
7 4 (7.69%) Systems Engineer
8 3 (5.77%) Data Engineer
8 3 (5.77%) Test and Integration Engineer
8 3 (5.77%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (11.54%) Middleware
2 4 (7.69%) Natural Language Processing
3 3 (5.77%) J2EE
3 3 (5.77%) TensorFlow
3 3 (5.77%) XML
4 2 (3.85%) Keras
5 1 (1.92%) .NET
5 1 (1.92%) AngularJS
5 1 (1.92%) Caffe
5 1 (1.92%) Ember.js
5 1 (1.92%) Node.js
5 1 (1.92%) OpenCV
5 1 (1.92%) React
5 1 (1.92%) Unreal Engine
Miscellaneous
1 31 (59.62%) Computer Science
2 17 (32.69%) Algorithms
3 12 (23.08%) Mobile App
4 3 (5.77%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.92%) Data Structures
5 1 (1.92%) Digital Media
5 1 (1.92%) Robotics
5 1 (1.92%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 7 (13.46%) Linux
2 3 (5.77%) Android
2 3 (5.77%) Apple iOS
2 3 (5.77%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (63.46%) Machine Learning
2 22 (42.31%) Data Science
3 20 (38.46%) Analytics
4 19 (36.54%) Software Engineering
5 16 (30.77%) Mathematics
6 15 (28.85%) Business Intelligence
6 15 (28.85%) Data Analytics
6 15 (28.85%) Visualisation
7 12 (23.08%) Agile Software Development
7 12 (23.08%) Digital Marketing
7 12 (23.08%) Programme Management
8 10 (19.23%) OO
9 9 (17.31%) Artificial Intelligence
9 9 (17.31%) Open Source
10 6 (11.54%) Data Management
10 6 (11.54%) Human Factors
10 6 (11.54%) Kanban
10 6 (11.54%) Parallel Programming
10 6 (11.54%) Statistics
10 6 (11.54%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 29 (55.77%) Python
2 26 (50.00%) C++
3 14 (26.92%) C#
4 12 (23.08%) Ruby
4 12 (23.08%) Shell Script
5 11 (21.15%) C
6 10 (19.23%) Java
7 6 (11.54%) R
8 5 (9.62%) MATLAB
9 4 (7.69%) Scala
10 2 (3.85%) SQL
11 1 (1.92%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 33 (63.46%) Degree
2 13 (25.00%) Computer Science Degree
3 4 (7.69%) DV Cleared
3 4 (7.69%) Master's Degree
3 4 (7.69%) Security Cleared
4 3 (5.77%) SC Cleared
5 1 (1.92%) Numerate Degree
5 1 (1.92%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.92%) Data Quality
Vendors
1 12 (23.08%) SAP
2 3 (5.77%) Tableau
3 1 (1.92%) Google