Period
to 20 January 2018

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

PhD
England > West Midlands
6 months to
20 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 272 306 299
Rank change year-on-year +34 -7 +26
Permanent jobs citing PhD 33 17 17
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.34% 0.16% 0.16%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.49% 0.64% 0.67%
Number of salaries quoted 29 33 13
West Midlands median annual salary £35,000 £37,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -6.67% -6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £26,650 £33,000 £37,500
90th Percentile £48,750 £50,000 £51,250
England median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £52,750
% change year-on-year - +4.27% +11.05%

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 West Midlands with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
West Midlands
Permanent vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 2,213 2,645 2,549
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 22.69% 25.19% 24.40%
Number of salaries quoted 1,600 1,931 2,034
West Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
10th Percentile £23,750 £22,750 £22,500
90th Percentile £67,500 £62,500 £63,750
England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - -

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 20 January 2018.

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 20 January 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
Birmingham +36 17 £32,500 -27.78%
Warwickshire +6 5 £27,500 +30.95% 2
Worcestershire - 5 £35,000 -
Staffordshire - 5 £44,000 - 1
Solihull - 1 £52,500 -
PhD
England

For the 6 months to 20 January 2018, 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 27 (81.82%) Degree
2 25 (75.76%) Python
3 24 (72.73%) Machine Learning
3 24 (72.73%) R
4 23 (69.70%) SQL
5 21 (63.64%) Data Analysis
6 6 (18.18%) SC Cleared
6 6 (18.18%) Security Cleared
6 6 (18.18%) Big Data
7 5 (15.15%) Analytics
7 5 (15.15%) DV Cleared
7 5 (15.15%) Cryptography
7 5 (15.15%) SAS
7 5 (15.15%) SPSS
8 4 (12.12%) Agile Software Development
8 4 (12.12%) Mathematics
9 3 (9.09%) Algorithms
9 3 (9.09%) SDLC
9 3 (9.09%) Line Management
9 3 (9.09%) Statistical Modelling
9 3 (9.09%) Data Analytics
9 3 (9.09%) Predictive Modelling
9 3 (9.09%) Software Engineering
9 3 (9.09%) C++
9 3 (9.09%) Java
10 2 (6.06%) PMI
10 2 (6.06%) PMI Certification
10 2 (6.06%) Risk Management
10 2 (6.06%) Automotive
10 2 (6.06%) C

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:

Application Platforms
1 5 (15.15%) SAS
Applications
1 5 (15.15%) SPSS
2 1 (3.03%) Chatbot
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.03%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (3.03%) GitHub
1 1 (3.03%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.06%) Network Security
2 1 (3.03%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (18.18%) Big Data
2 1 (3.03%) Hazelcast
2 1 (3.03%) MongoDB
2 1 (3.03%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 1 (3.03%) Jenkins
1 1 (3.03%) JIRA
1 1 (3.03%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (6.06%) Automotive
1 2 (6.06%) Pharmaceutical
2 1 (3.03%) Aerospace
2 1 (3.03%) Manufacturing
2 1 (3.03%) Retail
Job Titles
1 23 (69.70%) Data Scientist
2 9 (27.27%) Graduate
3 8 (24.24%) Analyst
3 8 (24.24%) Data Analyst
4 5 (15.15%) Data Modeller
5 4 (12.12%) Senior Data Scientist
6 3 (9.09%) Data Insight Analyst
6 3 (9.09%) Graduate Analyst
6 3 (9.09%) Graduate Data Analyst
6 3 (9.09%) Insight Analyst
6 3 (9.09%) Insight Data Analyst
6 3 (9.09%) Security Engineer
7 2 (6.06%) Development Manager
7 2 (6.06%) Development Project Manager
7 2 (6.06%) Junior Data Scientist
7 2 (6.06%) Senior Analyst
7 2 (6.06%) Senior Data Modeller
7 2 (6.06%) Software Development Manager
7 2 (6.06%) Software Development Project Manager
7 2 (6.06%) Software Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.03%) AngularJS
1 1 (3.03%) OpenCV
1 1 (3.03%) REST
1 1 (3.03%) Spring
1 1 (3.03%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 3 (9.09%) Algorithms
2 2 (6.06%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (6.06%) PMI
3 1 (3.03%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.03%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (72.73%) Machine Learning
2 21 (63.64%) Data Analysis
3 5 (15.15%) Analytics
3 5 (15.15%) Cryptography
4 4 (12.12%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (12.12%) Mathematics
5 3 (9.09%) Data Analytics
5 3 (9.09%) Line Management
5 3 (9.09%) Predictive Modelling
5 3 (9.09%) SDLC
5 3 (9.09%) Software Engineering
5 3 (9.09%) Statistical Modelling
6 2 (6.06%) Artificial Intelligence
6 2 (6.06%) Business Analysis
6 2 (6.06%) Change Control
6 2 (6.06%) Presales
6 2 (6.06%) PRINCE2
6 2 (6.06%) Project Management
6 2 (6.06%) Requirements Analysis
6 2 (6.06%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 25 (75.76%) Python
2 24 (72.73%) R
3 23 (69.70%) SQL
4 3 (9.09%) C++
4 3 (9.09%) Java
5 2 (6.06%) C
5 2 (6.06%) MATLAB
6 1 (3.03%) C#
6 1 (3.03%) Fortran
6 1 (3.03%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 27 (81.82%) Degree
2 6 (18.18%) SC Cleared
2 6 (18.18%) Security Cleared
3 5 (15.15%) DV Cleared
4 2 (6.06%) PMI Certification