The table below looks at the statistics for PhD in IT jobs advertised for the Cambridge region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited PhD over the 3 months to 31 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
PhD
Rank 91 88 101
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +13
Permanent jobs citing PhD 19 32 22
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 1.37% 1.78% 1.33%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.26% 4.86% 3.70%
Number of salaries quoted 18 28 18
Average salary £50,000 £35,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+42.85% -17.64%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £27,500 £28,950
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £50,000 £73,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
PhD
Cambridgeshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in permanent jobs advertised in the Cambridge region.

Qualifications Category
Cambridge
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
582 659 594
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 41.90% 36.71% 36.02%
Number of salaries quoted 488 485 504
Average salary £42,500 £37,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+13.33% -6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £60,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%

PhD
Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridge

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing PhD across the Cambridge region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

PhD Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridge

PhD
Salary Trend in Cambridge

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing PhD across the Cambridge region.

PhD Salary Trend in Cambridge

PhD
Salary Histogram in Cambridge

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing PhD across the Cambridge region over the 3 months to 31 July 2015.

PhD Salary Histogram in Cambridge

PhD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT jobs across the Cambridge region citing PhD also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited PhD.

1 30 (68.18%) Physics
2 28 (63.64%) Mathematics
3 20 (45.45%) Computer Science
3 20 (45.45%) Software Engineering
4 19 (43.18%) C
5 16 (36.36%) C++
5 16 (36.36%) Linux
6 15 (34.09%) Python
7 14 (31.82%) Degree
8 9 (20.45%) Algorithms
8 9 (20.45%) Ethernet
8 9 (20.45%) TCP/IP
8 9 (20.45%) Finance
8 9 (20.45%) Aerospace
9 8 (18.18%) Low Latency
9 8 (18.18%) Embedded Systems
10 7 (15.91%) Machine Learning
10 7 (15.91%) Embedded C
10 7 (15.91%) Perl
11 6 (13.64%) Java
11 6 (13.64%) Chemistry
12 5 (11.36%) Firmware
13 4 (9.09%) Configuration Management
13 4 (9.09%) Scrum
13 4 (9.09%) Fortran
13 4 (9.09%) Technical Analysis
13 4 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
13 4 (9.09%) Statistics
14 3 (6.82%) Bioinformatics
14 3 (6.82%) Statistical Modelling

PhD
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT jobs across the Cambridge region citing PhD also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited PhD. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Cloud Services
1 1 (2.27%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 9 (20.45%) Ethernet
1 9 (20.45%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.55%) OLAP
1 2 (4.55%) Data Warehouse
1 2 (4.55%) Data Mining
2 1 (2.27%) Hadoop
2 1 (2.27%) Apache Hive
General
1 9 (20.45%) Finance
1 9 (20.45%) Aerospace
2 2 (4.55%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 9 (20.45%) Software Engineer
2 8 (18.18%) Developer
3 4 (9.09%) Embedded C Developer
3 4 (9.09%) C Developer
3 4 (9.09%) Python Developer
3 4 (9.09%) Data Scientist
4 3 (6.82%) Firmware Engineer
4 3 (6.82%) Senior Software Engineer
5 2 (4.55%) Business Manager
5 2 (4.55%) Embedded C Engineer
5 2 (4.55%) Business Intelligence Manager
6 1 (2.27%) Principal Engineer
6 1 (2.27%) Principal Software Engineer
6 1 (2.27%) Embedded Software Engineer
6 1 (2.27%) Audio Engineer
6 1 (2.27%) Audio Software Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 30 (68.18%) Physics
2 28 (63.64%) Mathematics
3 20 (45.45%) Computer Science
4 9 (20.45%) Algorithms
5 8 (18.18%) Embedded Systems
6 6 (13.64%) Chemistry
7 4 (9.09%) Statistics
8 2 (4.55%) Biotechnology
9 1 (2.27%) Analytical Skills
9 1 (2.27%) Device Driver
9 1 (2.27%) VHDL
9 1 (2.27%) Verilog
Operating Systems
1 16 (36.36%) Linux
2 3 (6.82%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (45.45%) Software Engineering
2 8 (18.18%) Low Latency
3 7 (15.91%) Machine Learning
4 4 (9.09%) Technical Analysis
4 4 (9.09%) Configuration Management
4 4 (9.09%) Scrum
4 4 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (6.82%) Bioinformatics
5 3 (6.82%) Signal Processing
5 3 (6.82%) Statistical Modelling
6 2 (4.55%) ETL
6 2 (4.55%) Business Intelligence
7 1 (2.27%) OOP
7 1 (2.27%) OO
7 1 (2.27%) Data Modelling
7 1 (2.27%) Operations Research
7 1 (2.27%) Bayesian Methods
Programming Languages
1 19 (43.18%) C
2 16 (36.36%) C++
3 15 (34.09%) Python
4 7 (15.91%) Embedded C
4 7 (15.91%) Perl
5 6 (13.64%) Java
6 4 (9.09%) Fortran
7 3 (6.82%) Embedded C++
7 3 (6.82%) R
7 3 (6.82%) JavaScript
8 2 (4.55%) SQL
8 2 (4.55%) T-SQL
8 2 (4.55%) VBA
9 1 (2.27%) C#
9 1 (2.27%) Assembly Language
Qualifications
1 14 (31.82%) Degree
System Software
1 5 (11.36%) Firmware
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