Period
to 28 July 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for PhD qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 6 months to 28 July 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

PhD
England > West Midlands
6 months to
28 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 281 326 306
Rank change year-on-year +45 -20 -15
Permanent jobs citing PhD 48 15 20
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.47% 0.12% 0.18%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.00% 0.45% 0.68%
Number of salaries quoted 83 15 41
West Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £45,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -11.11% +12.50% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £32,700 £27,500
90th Percentile £45,000 £100,000 £42,500
England median annual salary £54,000 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +8.00% +11.11% -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 academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in permanent job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands.

Academic & Professional Certification
West Midlands
Permanent job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 2403 3345 2941
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 23.70% 27.27% 26.22%
Number of salaries quoted 1929 2451 2302
West Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
10th Percentile £24,080 £22,750 £22,500
90th Percentile £62,500 £70,000 £67,500
England median annual salary £45,000 £46,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year -3.23% +3.33% -

PhD
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings citing PhD as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for PhD in the West Midlands

PhD
Salary Trend in the West Midlands

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

Salary trend for PhD in the West Midlands

PhD
Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing PhD in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 28 July 2017.

Salary histogram for PhD in the West Midlands

PhD
Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing PhD within the West Midlands region over the 6 months to 28 July 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
Coventry - 20 £40,000 -
Warwickshire +23 8 £45,000 - 1
Worcestershire - 6 £35,000 -
Birmingham +21 2 £46,250 +36.03%
Staffordshire +14 2 - -
PhD
England

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 West Midlands region with a requirement for PhD.

1 33 (68.75%) Degree
2 32 (66.67%) Mathematics
2 32 (66.67%) Algorithms
3 31 (64.58%) Computer Science
4 30 (62.50%) Physics
4 30 (62.50%) C++
5 24 (50.00%) Software Engineering
6 21 (43.75%) Electronics
7 20 (41.67%) Linux
7 20 (41.67%) Git (software)
8 18 (37.50%) Python
8 18 (37.50%) Machine Learning
9 17 (35.42%) Computer Vision
10 16 (33.33%) Signal Processing
10 16 (33.33%) Windows
10 16 (33.33%) MATLAB
10 16 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
11 12 (25.00%) Open Source
12 10 (20.83%) Refactoring
12 10 (20.83%) SystemC
12 10 (20.83%) Clang
12 10 (20.83%) Performance Optimisation
13 9 (18.75%) OO
14 8 (16.67%) SQL
14 8 (16.67%) R
15 7 (14.58%) LabVIEW
15 7 (14.58%) Maple
15 7 (14.58%) Image Processing
16 6 (12.50%) SC Cleared
16 6 (12.50%) DV Cleared

PhD
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands 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:

Applications
1 7 (14.58%) Maple
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.08%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (2.08%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (8.33%) TCP/IP
2 3 (6.25%) Network Security
3 2 (4.17%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (8.33%) SQL Server
2 2 (4.17%) Big Data
3 1 (2.08%) Hazelcast
3 1 (2.08%) MongoDB
3 1 (2.08%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 20 (41.67%) Git (software)
2 10 (20.83%) Clang
3 7 (14.58%) LabVIEW
4 4 (8.33%) Jenkins
General
1 21 (43.75%) Electronics
2 5 (10.42%) Marketing
3 2 (4.17%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 11 (22.92%) Developer
2 9 (18.75%) Graduate
2 9 (18.75%) Research Scientist
3 7 (14.58%) Analyst
4 5 (10.42%) C++ Developer
4 5 (10.42%) Data Analyst
4 5 (10.42%) Data Scientist
4 5 (10.42%) Software Engineer
5 4 (8.33%) Algorithm Engineer
5 4 (8.33%) Embedded Developer
5 4 (8.33%) Embedded Software Developer
5 4 (8.33%) Software Developer
6 3 (6.25%) C++ Software Engineer
6 3 (6.25%) Development Engineer
6 3 (6.25%) Security Engineer
6 3 (6.25%) Software Development Engineer
7 2 (4.17%) Graduate Analyst
7 2 (4.17%) Graduate Data Analyst
7 2 (4.17%) Project Analyst
7 2 (4.17%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (8.33%) Yocto
2 1 (2.08%) AngularJS
2 1 (2.08%) Natural Language Processing
2 1 (2.08%) REST
2 1 (2.08%) Spring
2 1 (2.08%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 32 (66.67%) Algorithms
2 31 (64.58%) Computer Science
3 10 (20.83%) SystemC
4 2 (4.17%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (4.17%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 20 (41.67%) Linux
2 16 (33.33%) Windows
3 4 (8.33%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (66.67%) Mathematics
2 30 (62.50%) Physics
3 24 (50.00%) Software Engineering
4 18 (37.50%) Machine Learning
5 17 (35.42%) Computer Vision
6 16 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
6 16 (33.33%) Signal Processing
7 12 (25.00%) Open Source
8 10 (20.83%) Performance Optimisation
8 10 (20.83%) Refactoring
9 9 (18.75%) OO
10 7 (14.58%) Image Processing
11 6 (12.50%) Cryptography
12 5 (10.42%) Data Analysis
12 5 (10.42%) Statistics
13 4 (8.33%) Analytics
13 4 (8.33%) Scrum
14 3 (6.25%) Customer Requirements
14 3 (6.25%) Line Management
15 2 (4.17%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 30 (62.50%) C++
2 18 (37.50%) Python
3 16 (33.33%) MATLAB
4 8 (16.67%) R
4 8 (16.67%) SQL
5 4 (8.33%) Bash Shell
6 1 (2.08%) Java
6 1 (2.08%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 33 (68.75%) Degree
2 6 (12.50%) DV Cleared
2 6 (12.50%) SC Cleared
2 6 (12.50%) Security Cleared
3 2 (4.17%) Master's Degree
3 2 (4.17%) PMI Certification
System Software
1 4 (8.33%) Firmware
Vendors
1 5 (10.42%) Google
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