Period
to 31 March 2020

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 31 March 2020 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
31 Mar 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 241 264 273
Rank change year-on-year +23 +9 +23
Permanent jobs citing PhD 9 27 51
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.15% 0.34% 0.51%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.65% 1.12% 2.10%
Number of salaries quoted 6 9 48
Median annual salary £57,500 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +21.05% - +18.75%
10th Percentile £46,250 £36,250 £31,775
90th Percentile £61,500 £73,000 £57,500
England median annual salary £70,000 £60,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +16.67% +9.09% -

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 1,384 2,415 2,427
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 22.48% 30.50% 24.45%
Number of salaries quoted 1,067 1,593 1,599
Median annual salary £47,500 £44,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.95% +10.00% -
10th Percentile £26,500 £25,000 £23,750
90th Percentile £77,500 £67,500 £67,500
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £48,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% +4.17% +6.67%

PhD
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings citing PhD as a proportion 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

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing PhD in the West Midlands.

Salary trend for PhD in the West Midlands

PhD
Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

Salary distribution for jobs citing PhD in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 31 March 2020.

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 31 March 2020. 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 - 6 £57,500 - 2
Coventry +17 1 £59,500 -8.46% 1
Worcestershire +13 1 - -
Herefordshire +10 1 £42,500 -15.42%
PhD
England

For the 6 months to 31 March 2020, 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 6 (66.67%) C++
1 6 (66.67%) Python
2 5 (55.56%) MATLAB
2 5 (55.56%) C#
2 5 (55.56%) Natural Language Processing
2 5 (55.56%) Machine Learning
2 5 (55.56%) Data Science
2 5 (55.56%) Problem-Solving
3 4 (44.44%) BigQuery
3 4 (44.44%) scikit-learn
3 4 (44.44%) Jupyter
3 4 (44.44%) Go
3 4 (44.44%) Deep Learning
3 4 (44.44%) C
3 4 (44.44%) Java
3 4 (44.44%) S-PLUS
3 4 (44.44%) Artificial Intelligence
3 4 (44.44%) Retail
4 3 (33.33%) Degree
5 2 (22.22%) Software Engineering
5 2 (22.22%) JavaScript
5 2 (22.22%) SQL
5 2 (22.22%) Relational Database
5 2 (22.22%) Mathematics
6 1 (11.11%) Physics
6 1 (11.11%) Use Case
6 1 (11.11%) Network Security
6 1 (11.11%) Time Management
6 1 (11.11%) Visualisation
6 1 (11.11%) AWS

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 4 (44.44%) Jupyter
Applications
1 4 (44.44%) S-PLUS
Cloud Services
1 1 (11.11%) AWS
1 1 (11.11%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 1 (11.11%) Broadband
1 1 (11.11%) DNS
1 1 (11.11%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (44.44%) BigQuery
2 2 (22.22%) Relational Database
3 1 (11.11%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (11.11%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (11.11%) JIRA
1 1 (11.11%) Subversion
General
1 4 (44.44%) Retail
2 1 (11.11%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 5 (55.56%) Data Scientist
2 4 (44.44%) Data Engineer
2 4 (44.44%) Machine Learning Engineer
2 4 (44.44%) Machine Learning Scientist
3 2 (22.22%) Software Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Embedded Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) Embedded Software Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) Operations Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Security Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Security Operations Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (55.56%) Natural Language Processing
2 4 (44.44%) scikit-learn
3 1 (11.11%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (11.11%) Algorithms
1 1 (11.11%) Data Structures
1 1 (11.11%) Video\Live Streaming
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (55.56%) Data Science
1 5 (55.56%) Machine Learning
1 5 (55.56%) Problem-Solving
2 4 (44.44%) Artificial Intelligence
2 4 (44.44%) Deep Learning
3 2 (22.22%) Mathematics
3 2 (22.22%) Software Engineering
4 1 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (11.11%) Computer Forensics
4 1 (11.11%) Cryptography
4 1 (11.11%) Data Visualisation
4 1 (11.11%) Information Security
4 1 (11.11%) Migration
4 1 (11.11%) Physics
4 1 (11.11%) Predictive Modelling
4 1 (11.11%) Stakeholder Engagement
4 1 (11.11%) Statistics
4 1 (11.11%) Time Management
4 1 (11.11%) Use Case
4 1 (11.11%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 6 (66.67%) C++
1 6 (66.67%) Python
2 5 (55.56%) C#
2 5 (55.56%) MATLAB
3 4 (44.44%) C
3 4 (44.44%) Go
3 4 (44.44%) Java
4 2 (22.22%) JavaScript
4 2 (22.22%) SQL
5 1 (11.11%) PHP
5 1 (11.11%) R
Qualifications
1 3 (33.33%) Degree
2 1 (11.11%) Postgraduate
Vendors
1 1 (11.11%) Databricks