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 3 months to 23 April 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

PhD
England / West Midlands
3 months to
23 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 199 241 220
Rank change year-on-year +42 -21  
Permanent jobs citing PhD 25 7 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.51% 0.11% 0.17%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.16% 0.41% 0.64%
Number of salaries quoted 25 7 4
Median salary £40,000 £90,000 £30,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -55.55% +200.00%  
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year -5.88% +6.25%  

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 1158 1717 1407
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 23.57% 27.48% 26.48%
Number of salaries quoted 917 1261 1108
Median salary £42,500 £41,750 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.79% +4.37%  
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £65,000 £62,650
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

PhD
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the West Midlands citing PhD as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

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 3 months to 23 April 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 3 months to 23 April 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Coventry - 14 £40,000 -
Birmingham +19 1 £37,500 -21.05%
PhD
England

For the 6 months to 23 April 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 26 (96.30%) Computer Science
2 25 (92.59%) Mathematics
2 25 (92.59%) C++
3 24 (88.89%) Physics
4 22 (81.48%) Algorithms
5 18 (66.67%) Degree
5 18 (66.67%) Software Engineering
6 17 (62.96%) Electronics
7 14 (51.85%) Linux
7 14 (51.85%) Git (software)
8 13 (48.15%) Computer Vision
9 12 (44.44%) Signal Processing
9 12 (44.44%) MATLAB
9 12 (44.44%) Windows
10 10 (37.04%) Performance Optimisation
10 10 (37.04%) Clang
10 10 (37.04%) Refactoring
10 10 (37.04%) Open Source
10 10 (37.04%) SystemC
11 9 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
12 8 (29.63%) Python
12 8 (29.63%) Machine Learning
13 7 (25.93%) OO
14 5 (18.52%) LabVIEW
14 5 (18.52%) Maple
14 5 (18.52%) Image Processing
15 2 (7.41%) Scrum
15 2 (7.41%) Embedded Linux
15 2 (7.41%) TCP/IP
15 2 (7.41%) Firmware

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 5 (18.52%) Maple
2 1 (3.70%) PTC Creo
Communications & Networking
1 2 (7.41%) TCP/IP
Development Applications
1 14 (51.85%) Git (software)
2 10 (37.04%) Clang
3 5 (18.52%) LabVIEW
4 2 (7.41%) Jenkins
General
1 17 (62.96%) Electronics
2 1 (3.70%) Automotive
2 1 (3.70%) Legal
2 1 (3.70%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 8 (29.63%) Developer
2 7 (25.93%) Research Scientist
3 6 (22.22%) Graduate
4 5 (18.52%) C++ Developer
4 5 (18.52%) Software Engineer
5 4 (14.81%) Algorithm Engineer
5 4 (14.81%) Development Engineer
6 3 (11.11%) C++ Software Engineer
6 3 (11.11%) Software Development Engineer
7 2 (7.41%) Embedded Developer
7 2 (7.41%) Embedded Software Developer
7 2 (7.41%) Software Developer
8 1 (3.70%) Analyst
8 1 (3.70%) Computer Science Graduate
8 1 (3.70%) Design Engineer
8 1 (3.70%) Graduate Analyst
8 1 (3.70%) Machine Learning Engineer
8 1 (3.70%) Python Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (7.41%) Yocto
2 1 (3.70%) HTML
2 1 (3.70%) Natural Language Processing
Miscellaneous
1 26 (96.30%) Computer Science
2 22 (81.48%) Algorithms
3 10 (37.04%) SystemC
4 1 (3.70%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 14 (51.85%) Linux
2 12 (44.44%) Windows
3 2 (7.41%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (92.59%) Mathematics
2 24 (88.89%) Physics
3 18 (66.67%) Software Engineering
4 13 (48.15%) Computer Vision
5 12 (44.44%) Signal Processing
6 10 (37.04%) Open Source
6 10 (37.04%) Performance Optimisation
6 10 (37.04%) Refactoring
7 9 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
8 8 (29.63%) Machine Learning
9 7 (25.93%) OO
10 5 (18.52%) Image Processing
11 2 (7.41%) Scrum
12 1 (3.70%) Business Development
12 1 (3.70%) CAD
12 1 (3.70%) Data Analysis
12 1 (3.70%) Finite Element Analysis
12 1 (3.70%) Quantitative Analysis
12 1 (3.70%) Statistical Analysis
12 1 (3.70%) Statistics
Programming Languages
1 25 (92.59%) C++
2 12 (44.44%) MATLAB
3 8 (29.63%) Python
4 2 (7.41%) Bash Shell
5 1 (3.70%) Java
Qualifications
1 18 (66.67%) Degree
System Software
1 2 (7.41%) Firmware
Vendors
1 1 (3.70%) Google
1 1 (3.70%) PTC
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