Period
to 20 October 2018

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 20 October 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD, DPhil)
UK > Wales
6 months to
20 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 125 127 152
Rank change year-on-year +2 +25 +9
Permanent jobs citing PhD 6 6 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Wales 0.30% 0.31% 0.15%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.48% 1.36% 0.56%
Number of salaries quoted 6 5 4
Wales median annual salary £30,000 £49,700 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -39.64% -9.64% +69.23%
10th Percentile £25,000 £37,500 £36,750
90th Percentile £49,375 £60,000 £57,500
UK median annual salary £62,012 £55,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +12.75% +10.00% +5.26%

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 405 442 718
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Wales 20.26% 22.93% 27.24%
Number of salaries quoted 277 374 616
Wales median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.67% +7.14% -6.67%
10th Percentile £24,868 £22,000 £21,000
90th Percentile £61,250 £57,946 £57,500
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +6.38% +4.44% -

PhD
Job Vacancy Trend in Wales

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

Job vacancy trend for PhD in Wales

PhD
Salary Trend in Wales

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

Salary trend for PhD in Wales

PhD
Salary Histogram in Wales

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing PhD in Wales over the 6 months to 20 October 2018.

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 20 October 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
South Wales -7 6 £30,000 -39.64% 1
PhD
UK

For the 6 months to 20 October 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 Wales region with a requirement for PhD.

1 5 (83.33%) Computer Science
1 5 (83.33%) Java
2 4 (66.67%) .NET
2 4 (66.67%) ASP.NET
2 4 (66.67%) XML
2 4 (66.67%) Aerospace
2 4 (66.67%) Software Engineering
2 4 (66.67%) Ruby
2 4 (66.67%) Ajax
2 4 (66.67%) C#
3 1 (16.67%) C++
3 1 (16.67%) Statistics
3 1 (16.67%) Operations Research
3 1 (16.67%) Degree
3 1 (16.67%) Mathematics
3 1 (16.67%) Data Analysis
3 1 (16.67%) Artificial Intelligence
3 1 (16.67%) OO
3 1 (16.67%) Python
3 1 (16.67%) MATLAB
3 1 (16.67%) Network Security
3 1 (16.67%) Security Cleared
3 1 (16.67%) Scala
3 1 (16.67%) R
3 1 (16.67%) Machine Learning
3 1 (16.67%) Deep Learning
3 1 (16.67%) Data Structures
3 1 (16.67%) Algorithms
3 1 (16.67%) TensorFlow
3 1 (16.67%) Random Forest

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:

Communications & Networking
1 1 (16.67%) Network Security
General
1 4 (66.67%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 4 (66.67%) Software Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Machine Learning Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Technologist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (66.67%) .NET
1 4 (66.67%) Ajax
1 4 (66.67%) ASP.NET
1 4 (66.67%) XML
2 1 (16.67%) Caffe
2 1 (16.67%) TensorFlow
2 1 (16.67%) Torch
Miscellaneous
1 5 (83.33%) Computer Science
2 1 (16.67%) Algorithms
2 1 (16.67%) Data Structures
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (66.67%) Software Engineering
2 1 (16.67%) Artificial Intelligence
2 1 (16.67%) Computer Vision
2 1 (16.67%) Data Analysis
2 1 (16.67%) Data Science
2 1 (16.67%) Decision Tree
2 1 (16.67%) Deep Learning
2 1 (16.67%) Machine Learning
2 1 (16.67%) Mathematics
2 1 (16.67%) OO
2 1 (16.67%) Operations Research
2 1 (16.67%) Random Forest
2 1 (16.67%) Statistics
2 1 (16.67%) Support Vector Machines
Programming Languages
1 5 (83.33%) Java
2 4 (66.67%) C#
2 4 (66.67%) Ruby
3 1 (16.67%) C++
3 1 (16.67%) MATLAB
3 1 (16.67%) Python
3 1 (16.67%) R
3 1 (16.67%) Scala
Qualifications
1 1 (16.67%) Degree
1 1 (16.67%) Security Cleared