Period
to 10 July 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Wales with a requirement for PhD qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 6 months to 10 July 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD, DPhil, EngD, Doctorate)
UK > Wales
6 months to
10 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 98 125 131
Rank change year-on-year +27 +6 +4
Permanent jobs citing PhD 3 2 8
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Wales 0.24% 0.11% 0.42%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.00% 0.52% 1.77%
Number of salaries quoted 3 2 8
Median annual salary £52,500 £37,500 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +40.00% +15.38% -30.63%
10th Percentile £27,850 £29,750 £25,000
90th Percentile £74,750 £45,250 £69,500
UK median annual salary £65,000 £60,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +8.33% +9.09% +4.76%

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 Wales with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
Wales
Permanent vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 300 388 451
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Wales 24.08% 21.90% 23.61%
Number of salaries quoted 250 318 286
Median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £41,350
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% -3.26% +3.38%
10th Percentile £24,000 £23,675 £25,000
90th Percentile £58,750 £62,500 £61,875
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +11.11%

PhD
Job Vacancy Trend in Wales

Job postings citing PhD as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in Wales.

Job vacancy trend for PhD in Wales

PhD
Salary Trend in Wales

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing PhD in Wales.

Salary trend for PhD in Wales

PhD
Salary Histogram in Wales

Salary distribution for jobs citing PhD in Wales over the 6 months to 10 July 2020.

Salary histogram for PhD in Wales

PhD
Job Locations in Wales

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing PhD within the Wales region over the 6 months to 10 July 2020. 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
South Wales +17 3 £52,500 +40.00% 1
PhD
UK

For the 6 months to 10 July 2020, 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 Wales region with a requirement for PhD.

1 2 (66.67%) Physics
1 2 (66.67%) Computer Science
1 2 (66.67%) Python
1 2 (66.67%) Degree
2 1 (33.33%) Mathematics
2 1 (33.33%) C++
2 1 (33.33%) GIS
2 1 (33.33%) Management Information System
2 1 (33.33%) Finance
2 1 (33.33%) Information Security
2 1 (33.33%) Penetration Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Artificial Intelligence
2 1 (33.33%) Neural Network
2 1 (33.33%) Software Engineering
2 1 (33.33%) PowerShell
2 1 (33.33%) AWS
2 1 (33.33%) Bash Shell
2 1 (33.33%) Natural Language Processing
2 1 (33.33%) Machine Learning
2 1 (33.33%) Analytics
2 1 (33.33%) Cybersecurity
2 1 (33.33%) Deep Learning
2 1 (33.33%) Information Retrieval
2 1 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (33.33%) Cyberthreat
2 1 (33.33%) TensorFlow
2 1 (33.33%) Tigerscheme
2 1 (33.33%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
2 1 (33.33%) CREST Certified
2 1 (33.33%) SANS

PhD
Co-occurring IT Skills in Wales 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 1 (33.33%) AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) Geospatial Data
1 1 (33.33%) GIS
General
1 1 (33.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 1 (33.33%) Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) Machine Learning Scientist
1 1 (33.33%) Product Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Threat Intelligence Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) Natural Language Processing
1 1 (33.33%) PyTorch
1 1 (33.33%) TensorFlow
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (33.33%) Cyber Defence
1 1 (33.33%) Cyberthreat
1 1 (33.33%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Computer Science
1 2 (66.67%) Physics
2 1 (33.33%) Analytics
2 1 (33.33%) Artificial Intelligence
2 1 (33.33%) Convolutional Neural Network
2 1 (33.33%) Critical Thinking
2 1 (33.33%) Cyber Intelligence
2 1 (33.33%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
2 1 (33.33%) Cybersecurity
2 1 (33.33%) Deep Learning
2 1 (33.33%) Information Retrieval
2 1 (33.33%) Information Security
2 1 (33.33%) Machine Learning
2 1 (33.33%) Neural Network
2 1 (33.33%) Neuroscience
2 1 (33.33%) Penetration Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Problem-Solving
2 1 (33.33%) Sentiment Analysis
2 1 (33.33%) Software Engineering
2 1 (33.33%) Threat Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 2 (66.67%) Python
2 1 (33.33%) Bash Shell
2 1 (33.33%) C++
2 1 (33.33%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 2 (66.67%) Degree
2 1 (33.33%) Computer Science Degree
2 1 (33.33%) CREST Certified
2 1 (33.33%) Master's Degree
2 1 (33.33%) SANS
2 1 (33.33%) Tigerscheme