Period
to 19 November 2017

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

PhD
England > South West
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 228 279 353
Rank change year-on-year +51 +74 -64
Permanent jobs citing PhD 88 66 14
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.86% 0.61% 0.12%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.88% 1.85% 0.38%
Number of salaries quoted 68 62 23
South West median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% - +9.29%
10th Percentile £32,125 £34,000 £36,250
90th Percentile £62,500 £83,000 £56,250
England median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +10.00% - +7.53%

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 3053 3572 3642
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 29.89% 32.88% 30.63%
Number of salaries quoted 2342 2797 2915
South West median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
10th Percentile £23,000 £23,750 £23,500
90th Percentile £62,500 £63,750 £60,000
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 19 November 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 6 months to 19 November 2017. 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 +22 65 £55,000 +10.00% 2
Devon -5 8 £55,000 +10.00%
Wiltshire - 8 £44,500 -
Gloucestershire +21 2 £46,250 -3.14%
Dorset +4 2 £23,500 - 1
Somerset -9 1 £45,000 +28.57%
PhD
England

For the 6 months to 19 November 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 60 (68.18%) Python
2 56 (63.64%) Machine Learning
3 52 (59.09%) Degree
4 48 (54.55%) Computer Science
5 40 (45.45%) Algorithms
6 37 (42.05%) C++
7 33 (37.50%) Marketing
8 32 (36.36%) Java
8 32 (36.36%) Data Mining
8 32 (36.36%) Ruby
9 31 (35.23%) Mobile App
9 31 (35.23%) Computer Science Degree
9 31 (35.23%) Shell Script
10 30 (34.09%) Business Intelligence
10 30 (34.09%) Software Engineering
10 30 (34.09%) Finance
10 30 (34.09%) Manufacturing
10 30 (34.09%) Electronics
11 29 (32.95%) Telecoms
11 29 (32.95%) Programme Management
11 29 (32.95%) SAP
11 29 (32.95%) Digital Marketing
12 28 (31.82%) Mathematics
13 21 (23.86%) Linux
14 17 (19.32%) Deep Learning
15 15 (17.05%) Computer Vision
16 14 (15.91%) Scala
17 12 (13.64%) Robotics
17 12 (13.64%) Games
17 12 (13.64%) Artificial Intelligence

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 10 (11.36%) DNN
2 2 (2.27%) Apache Spark
3 1 (1.14%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 4 (4.55%) Photoshop
2 1 (1.14%) Simulink
2 1 (1.14%) SPSS
Cloud Services
1 4 (4.55%) Google Cloud Platform
2 3 (3.41%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (3.41%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (2.27%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (2.27%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.14%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (36.36%) Data Mining
2 2 (2.27%) Apache Cassandra
2 2 (2.27%) Apache Hive
2 2 (2.27%) Big Data
2 2 (2.27%) Hadoop
2 2 (2.27%) NoSQL
3 1 (1.14%) MongoDB
3 1 (1.14%) Text Mining
Development Applications
1 10 (11.36%) Git (software)
2 4 (4.55%) Axure RP
General
1 33 (37.50%) Marketing
2 30 (34.09%) Electronics
2 30 (34.09%) Finance
2 30 (34.09%) Manufacturing
3 29 (32.95%) Telecoms
4 12 (13.64%) Games
5 1 (1.14%) Military
Job Titles
1 32 (36.36%) Machine Learning Researcher
2 16 (18.18%) Software Engineer
3 14 (15.91%) Developer
4 9 (10.23%) C++ Software Engineer
4 9 (10.23%) Software Developer
5 7 (7.95%) Data Scientist
5 7 (7.95%) Developer/Software Engineer
6 6 (6.82%) C++ Developer
6 6 (6.82%) C++ Software Developer
6 6 (6.82%) Computer Engineer
6 6 (6.82%) Computer Vision Engineer
7 4 (4.55%) Designer
7 4 (4.55%) Java Developer
7 4 (4.55%) Java Engineer
7 4 (4.55%) Java Software Engineer
7 4 (4.55%) Machine Learning Engineer
7 4 (4.55%) Senior Data Scientist
7 4 (4.55%) UI Designer
7 4 (4.55%) UI/UX Designer
7 4 (4.55%) UX Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (13.64%) Theano
2 11 (12.50%) Apache Flex
2 11 (12.50%) OpenCV
2 11 (12.50%) RESTful
2 11 (12.50%) Web Services
3 10 (11.36%) Unity (Game Engine)
4 4 (4.55%) AngularJS
4 4 (4.55%) CSS
4 4 (4.55%) HTML
4 4 (4.55%) jQuery
4 4 (4.55%) Node.js
4 4 (4.55%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 3 (3.41%) .NET
5 3 (3.41%) Hibernate
5 3 (3.41%) J2EE
5 3 (3.41%) Spring
5 3 (3.41%) TensorFlow
6 1 (1.14%) Ember.js
6 1 (1.14%) OpenCL
6 1 (1.14%) React
Miscellaneous
1 48 (54.55%) Computer Science
2 40 (45.45%) Algorithms
3 31 (35.23%) Mobile App
4 12 (13.64%) Robotics
5 5 (5.68%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (5.68%) User Experience
6 2 (2.27%) Renewable Energy
7 1 (1.14%) CUDA
Operating Systems
1 21 (23.86%) Linux
2 4 (4.55%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
3 1 (1.14%) Embedded Linux
3 1 (1.14%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (63.64%) Machine Learning
2 30 (34.09%) Business Intelligence
2 30 (34.09%) Software Engineering
3 29 (32.95%) Digital Marketing
3 29 (32.95%) Programme Management
4 28 (31.82%) Mathematics
5 17 (19.32%) Deep Learning
6 15 (17.05%) Computer Vision
7 12 (13.64%) Artificial Intelligence
8 11 (12.50%) Reinforcement Learning
9 10 (11.36%) Analytics
9 10 (11.36%) Neural Network
10 8 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
10 8 (9.09%) Statistics
10 8 (9.09%) UML
11 7 (7.95%) OO
12 5 (5.68%) Visualisation
13 4 (4.55%) Conceptual Models
13 4 (4.55%) Image Processing
13 4 (4.55%) UX Design
Programming Languages
1 60 (68.18%) Python
2 37 (42.05%) C++
3 32 (36.36%) Java
3 32 (36.36%) Ruby
4 31 (35.23%) Shell Script
5 14 (15.91%) Scala
6 10 (11.36%) R
7 8 (9.09%) JavaScript
8 7 (7.95%) C#
9 6 (6.82%) MATLAB
9 6 (6.82%) SQL
10 5 (5.68%) C
11 3 (3.41%) Fortran
12 1 (1.14%) Ada
12 1 (1.14%) Go
12 1 (1.14%) Lisp
Qualifications
1 52 (59.09%) Degree
2 31 (35.23%) Computer Science Degree
3 4 (4.55%) HND
3 4 (4.55%) Numerate Degree
3 4 (4.55%) Security Cleared
4 2 (2.27%) Postgraduate
5 1 (1.14%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.27%) Data Quality
1 2 (2.27%) QA
2 1 (1.14%) ECSS
Systems Management
1 1 (1.14%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 29 (32.95%) SAP
2 4 (4.55%) Google