Period
to 16 November 2019

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 16 November 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD, DPhil, EngD, Doctorate)
England > West Midlands
6 months to
16 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 265 280 281
Rank change year-on-year +15 +1 +45
Permanent jobs citing PhD 5 15 39
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.068% 0.18% 0.38%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.28% 0.65% 1.62%
Number of salaries quoted 3 16 34
West Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £55,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -27.27% +37.50% +6.67%
10th Percentile £33,750 £52,500 £26,750
90th Percentile £45,000 £68,750 £51,875
England median annual salary £65,000 £62,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year +4.00% +13.64% +10.00%

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 1,806 2,312 2,409
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 24.61% 27.15% 23.63%
Number of salaries quoted 1,338 1,535 1,857
West Midlands median annual salary £45,716 £42,500 £41,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.57% +2.41% +3.75%
10th Percentile £26,250 £24,500 £23,750
90th Percentile £72,500 £67,500 £66,250
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +3.26%

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
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 16 November 2019. 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
Worcestershire - 3 £40,000 - 1
Coventry +13 1 £35,000 -36.36%
Herefordshire - 1 £42,500 -
PhD
England

For the 6 months to 16 November 2019, 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 West Midlands region with a requirement for PhD.

1 3 (60.00%) Cryptography
1 3 (60.00%) Degree
2 2 (40.00%) Postgraduate
2 2 (40.00%) Customer Requirements
2 2 (40.00%) Network Security
2 2 (40.00%) Information Security
2 2 (40.00%) C#
2 2 (40.00%) C++
2 2 (40.00%) MATLAB
3 1 (20.00%) Aerospace
3 1 (20.00%) Manufacturing
3 1 (20.00%) Advertising
3 1 (20.00%) Java
3 1 (20.00%) SQL
3 1 (20.00%) MySQL
3 1 (20.00%) Oracle
3 1 (20.00%) Subversion
3 1 (20.00%) Artificial Intelligence
3 1 (20.00%) Software Engineering
3 1 (20.00%) Statistical Analysis
3 1 (20.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
3 1 (20.00%) R
3 1 (20.00%) Machine Learning
3 1 (20.00%) Big Data
3 1 (20.00%) GitHub
3 1 (20.00%) Cybersecurity
3 1 (20.00%) Data Science
3 1 (20.00%) Python
3 1 (20.00%) SAS
3 1 (20.00%) JIRA

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 1 (20.00%) SAS
Cloud Services
1 1 (20.00%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 2 (40.00%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (20.00%) Big Data
1 1 (20.00%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (20.00%) JIRA
1 1 (20.00%) Subversion
General
1 1 (20.00%) Advertising
1 1 (20.00%) Aerospace
1 1 (20.00%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 1 (20.00%) Consultant
1 1 (20.00%) Data Scientist
1 1 (20.00%) Embedded Engineer
1 1 (20.00%) Embedded Software Engineer
1 1 (20.00%) Graduate
1 1 (20.00%) Security Engineer
1 1 (20.00%) Software Engineer
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) Cryptography
2 2 (40.00%) Customer Requirements
2 2 (40.00%) Information Security
3 1 (20.00%) Artificial Intelligence
3 1 (20.00%) Cybersecurity
3 1 (20.00%) Data Science
3 1 (20.00%) Machine Learning
3 1 (20.00%) Mathematics
3 1 (20.00%) Risk Analysis
3 1 (20.00%) Software Engineering
3 1 (20.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
3 1 (20.00%) Statistical Analysis
3 1 (20.00%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 2 (40.00%) C#
1 2 (40.00%) C++
1 2 (40.00%) MATLAB
2 1 (20.00%) C
2 1 (20.00%) Java
2 1 (20.00%) Python
2 1 (20.00%) R
2 1 (20.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (60.00%) Degree
2 2 (40.00%) Postgraduate
Vendors
1 1 (20.00%) Oracle