Period
to 20 June 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Yorkshire with a requirement for PhD qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 6 months to 20 June 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD, DPhil, EngD, Doctorate)
England > Yorkshire
6 months to
20 Jun 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 179 191 299
Rank change year-on-year +12 +108 +7
Permanent jobs citing PhD 65 10 21
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Yorkshire 1.14% 0.24% 0.28%
As % of the Qualifications category 6.38% 1.82% 1.04%
Number of salaries quoted 36 4 19
10th Percentile " £31,250 £43,500
25th Percentile £67,500 £36,875 "
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £70,000 £50,000 £60,000
Median % change year-on-year +40.00% -16.67% +84.62%
75th Percentile £72,500 £60,000 £63,750
90th Percentile " £69,000 £95,000
England median annual salary £65,000 £67,500 £60,000
% change year-on-year -3.70% +12.50% +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 Yorkshire with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
Yorkshire
Permanent vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 1,019 550 2,012
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 17.86% 13.32% 26.38%
Number of salaries quoted 671 420 1,472
10th Percentile £28,500 £26,250 £21,000
25th Percentile £37,280 £33,750 £28,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £45,000 £40,000
Median % change year-on-year +11.11% +12.50% -5.88%
75th Percentile £65,000 £60,000 £50,000
90th Percentile £72,500 £68,775 £60,000
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -

PhD
Job Vacancy Trend in Yorkshire

Job postings citing PhD as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire.

Job vacancy trend for PhD in Yorkshire

PhD
Salary Trend in Yorkshire

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing PhD in Yorkshire.

Salary trend for PhD in Yorkshire

PhD
Salary Histogram in Yorkshire

Salary distribution for jobs citing PhD in Yorkshire over the 6 months to 20 June 2021.

Salary histogram for PhD in Yorkshire

PhD
Job Locations in Yorkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing PhD within the Yorkshire region over the 6 months to 20 June 2021. 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
South Yorkshire -19 23 - - 1
West Yorkshire -24 3 £57,500 +4.55% 1
North Yorkshire -4 1 - -
PhD
England

For the 6 months to 20 June 2021, 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 Yorkshire region with a requirement for PhD.

1 57 (87.69%) Wireless
2 40 (61.54%) Python
3 35 (53.85%) Wi-Fi
3 35 (53.85%) C
3 35 (53.85%) C++
3 35 (53.85%) Firmware
3 35 (53.85%) DVB
3 35 (53.85%) MATLAB
3 35 (53.85%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
3 35 (53.85%) MIMO
3 35 (53.85%) Signal Processing
3 35 (53.85%) Algorithms
4 22 (33.85%) Stress Analysis
4 22 (33.85%) Finite Element Analysis
4 22 (33.85%) ANSYS
4 22 (33.85%) Manufacturing
4 22 (33.85%) SOLIDWORKS
4 22 (33.85%) Telecoms
4 22 (33.85%) ASTM
5 6 (9.23%) Degree
6 4 (6.15%) SQL
6 4 (6.15%) R
7 3 (4.62%) Spotfire
7 3 (4.62%) Visualisation
7 3 (4.62%) Analytical Skills
7 3 (4.62%) SAS
8 2 (3.08%) Problem-Solving
8 2 (3.08%) Product Roadmap
8 2 (3.08%) Strategic Roadmap
8 2 (3.08%) Business Case

PhD
Co-occurring IT Skills in Yorkshire 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 3 (4.62%) SAS
2 1 (1.54%) Confluence
Applications
1 22 (33.85%) SOLIDWORKS
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.54%) Apigee
1 1 (1.54%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 57 (87.69%) Wireless
2 35 (53.85%) DVB
2 35 (53.85%) MIMO
2 35 (53.85%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (4.62%) Spotfire
Development Applications
1 1 (1.54%) GitLab
1 1 (1.54%) Jenkins
1 1 (1.54%) JIRA
General
1 22 (33.85%) Manufacturing
1 22 (33.85%) Telecoms
2 3 (4.62%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (3.08%) Marketing
3 2 (3.08%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (1.54%) Finance
4 1 (1.54%) Presentation Skills
4 1 (1.54%) Social Skills
Job Titles
1 35 (53.85%) Algorithm Engineer
1 35 (53.85%) DSP Algorithm Engineer
1 35 (53.85%) DSP Engineer
1 35 (53.85%) Senior Algorithm Engineer
1 35 (53.85%) Senior DSP Engineer
1 35 (53.85%) Wireless Engineer
2 22 (33.85%) Design Engineer
2 22 (33.85%) Mechanical Design Engineer
2 22 (33.85%) Mechanical Engineer
2 22 (33.85%) PCB Design Engineer
2 22 (33.85%) PCB Engineer
2 22 (33.85%) Radio Design Engineer
2 22 (33.85%) Radio Engineer
2 22 (33.85%) Stress Engineer
2 22 (33.85%) Telecoms Engineer
3 3 (4.62%) Programmer
3 3 (4.62%) Statistical Programmer
4 2 (3.08%) Product Manager
5 1 (1.54%) Developer
5 1 (1.54%) Graduate
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.54%) JSON
1 1 (1.54%) JWT
1 1 (1.54%) RESTful
1 1 (1.54%) Spring
1 1 (1.54%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 35 (53.85%) Algorithms
1 35 (53.85%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 22 (33.85%) ASTM
3 2 (3.08%) Life Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (53.85%) Signal Processing
2 22 (33.85%) Finite Element Analysis
2 22 (33.85%) Stress Analysis
3 3 (4.62%) Visualisation
4 2 (3.08%) Business Case
4 2 (3.08%) Problem-Solving
4 2 (3.08%) Product Management
4 2 (3.08%) Product Roadmap
4 2 (3.08%) Product Strategy
4 2 (3.08%) Strategic Roadmap
5 1 (1.54%) Analytics
5 1 (1.54%) Continuous Integration
5 1 (1.54%) Data Extraction
5 1 (1.54%) Data Science
5 1 (1.54%) Machine Learning
5 1 (1.54%) Microservices
5 1 (1.54%) Model Validation
5 1 (1.54%) Natural Language Processing
5 1 (1.54%) Software Delivery
5 1 (1.54%) Statistical Modelling
Programming Languages
1 40 (61.54%) Python
2 35 (53.85%) C
2 35 (53.85%) C++
2 35 (53.85%) MATLAB
3 4 (6.15%) R
3 4 (6.15%) SQL
4 1 (1.54%) Java
Qualifications
1 6 (9.23%) Degree
2 2 (3.08%) MBA
System Software
1 35 (53.85%) Firmware
2 1 (1.54%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (1.54%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 22 (33.85%) ANSYS
2 1 (1.54%) Oracle