Period
to 22 January 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Southampton with a requirement for PhD qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 6 months to 22 January 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD, DPhil, EngD, Doctorate)
Hampshire > Southampton
6 months to
22 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 103 100 82
Rank change year-on-year -3 -18 +35
Permanent jobs citing PhD 17 32 24
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Southampton 1.29% 1.82% 1.97%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.37% 6.91% 6.76%
Number of salaries quoted 16 31 24
Southampton median annual salary £35,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -30.00% - +8.11%
10th Percentile £32,500 £37,500 £37,500
90th Percentile £46,250 £65,000 £60,000
Hampshire median annual salary £37,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year -25.00% - +2.56%

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 Southampton with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
Southampton
Permanent vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 389 463 355
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Southampton 29.47% 26.40% 29.12%
Number of salaries quoted 294 405 323
Southampton median annual salary £47,500 £36,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +31.94% -15.29% -
10th Percentile £28,250 £22,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £65,000 £53,750 £60,000
Hampshire median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +12.50% -5.88% -

PhD
Job Vacancy Trend in Southampton

Job postings citing PhD as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Southampton.

Job vacancy trend for PhD in Southampton

PhD
Salary Trend in Southampton

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing PhD in Southampton.

Salary trend for PhD in Southampton

PhD
Salary Histogram in Southampton

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing PhD in Southampton over the 6 months to 22 January 2019.

Salary histogram for PhD in Southampton

For the 6 months to 22 January 2019, 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 Southampton region with a requirement for PhD.

1 17 (100.00%) Python
2 15 (88.24%) Java
2 15 (88.24%) Physics
2 15 (88.24%) Data Science
3 13 (76.47%) Mathematical Modelling
3 13 (76.47%) Mathematics
3 13 (76.47%) C++
3 13 (76.47%) Data Analysis
4 10 (58.82%) Computer Science
4 10 (58.82%) Software Engineering
4 10 (58.82%) MATLAB
4 10 (58.82%) R
5 3 (17.65%) Algorithms
5 3 (17.65%) Machine Learning
5 3 (17.65%) Big Data
6 2 (11.76%) Cybersecurity
6 2 (11.76%) Docker
6 2 (11.76%) DevOps
6 2 (11.76%) Open Source
6 2 (11.76%) Bash Shell
6 2 (11.76%) SC Cleared
6 2 (11.76%) Security Cleared
6 2 (11.76%) Microsoft Azure
6 2 (11.76%) Amazon AWS
6 2 (11.76%) Linux
6 2 (11.76%) .NET
6 2 (11.76%) Ruby
6 2 (11.76%) Artificial Intelligence
6 2 (11.76%) Kubernetes
6 2 (11.76%) Site Reliability Engineering

PhD
Co-occurring IT Skills in Southampton 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:

Cloud Services
1 2 (11.76%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (11.76%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (17.65%) Big Data
Job Titles
1 8 (47.06%) Data Scientist
2 5 (29.41%) Graduate
2 5 (29.41%) Junior
2 5 (29.41%) Junior Data Scientist
2 5 (29.41%) Research Engineer
2 5 (29.41%) Software Engineer
3 2 (11.76%) Analyst
3 2 (11.76%) Data Analyst
3 2 (11.76%) DevOps Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (11.76%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (17.65%) Algorithms
2 1 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 2 (11.76%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (88.24%) Data Science
1 15 (88.24%) Physics
2 13 (76.47%) Data Analysis
2 13 (76.47%) Mathematical Modelling
2 13 (76.47%) Mathematics
3 10 (58.82%) Computer Science
3 10 (58.82%) Software Engineering
4 3 (17.65%) Machine Learning
5 2 (11.76%) Artificial Intelligence
5 2 (11.76%) Cybersecurity
5 2 (11.76%) DevOps
5 2 (11.76%) Open Source
5 2 (11.76%) Site Reliability Engineering
6 1 (5.88%) Analytics
6 1 (5.88%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 1 (5.88%) Signal Processing
6 1 (5.88%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 17 (100.00%) Python
2 15 (88.24%) Java
3 13 (76.47%) C++
4 10 (58.82%) MATLAB
4 10 (58.82%) R
5 2 (11.76%) Bash Shell
5 2 (11.76%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 2 (11.76%) SC Cleared
1 2 (11.76%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 2 (11.76%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (11.76%) Kubernetes