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 2 June 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
2 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
PhD
Rank 84 73 106
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +33
Permanent jobs citing PhD 23 49 18
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 1.62% 2.70% 1.02%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.35% 7.32% 2.69%
Number of salaries quoted 23 28 16
Average salary £40,000 £35,000 £38,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+14.28% -9.09%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £27,050 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £53,250 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £42,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-4.76% +12.00%
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
529 669 669
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 37.17% 36.88% 38.01%
Number of salaries quoted 437 511 571
Average salary £44,000 £37,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+17.33% -6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,785 £29,450 £31,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £53,000 £53,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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 2 June 2015.

PhD Salary Histogram in Cambridge

PhD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 2 June 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 26 (70.27%) Physics
2 21 (56.76%) Software Engineering
3 19 (51.35%) Mathematics
3 19 (51.35%) Degree
4 14 (37.84%) Computer Science
5 12 (32.43%) Finance
5 12 (32.43%) C++
6 11 (29.73%) Algorithms
7 9 (24.32%) Aerospace
8 8 (21.62%) C
8 8 (21.62%) Embedded Systems
9 6 (16.22%) Machine Learning
9 6 (16.22%) Python
10 4 (10.81%) Linux
10 4 (10.81%) Configuration Management
10 4 (10.81%) Technical Analysis
10 4 (10.81%) Signal Processing
11 3 (8.11%) Manufacturing
11 3 (8.11%) Statistics
11 3 (8.11%) Biotechnology
11 3 (8.11%) Chemistry
11 3 (8.11%) Firmware
11 3 (8.11%) Pharmaceutical
11 3 (8.11%) Electronics
11 3 (8.11%) Business Intelligence
11 3 (8.11%) Embedded C
11 3 (8.11%) Embedded C++
11 3 (8.11%) Data Warehouse
11 3 (8.11%) UNIX
11 3 (8.11%) Java

PhD
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 2 June 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.

Business Applications
1 1 (2.70%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.70%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.70%) Ethernet
1 1 (2.70%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (8.11%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (5.41%) OLAP
2 2 (5.41%) Data Mining
3 1 (2.70%) Big Data
3 1 (2.70%) Hadoop
3 1 (2.70%) Apache Hive
General
1 12 (32.43%) Finance
2 9 (24.32%) Aerospace
3 3 (8.11%) Manufacturing
3 3 (8.11%) Pharmaceutical
3 3 (8.11%) Electronics
4 1 (2.70%) Marketing
4 1 (2.70%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 12 (32.43%) Software Engineer
2 4 (10.81%) Senior Software Engineer
3 3 (8.11%) Data Scientist
4 2 (5.41%) Developer
4 2 (5.41%) Business Intelligence Manager
4 2 (5.41%) Business Manager
4 2 (5.41%) C Developer
4 2 (5.41%) C Software Engineer
5 1 (2.70%) Data Manager
5 1 (2.70%) Principal Software Engineer
5 1 (2.70%) Embedded Software Engineer
5 1 (2.70%) Principal Engineer
5 1 (2.70%) Firmware Engineer
5 1 (2.70%) Audio Engineer
5 1 (2.70%) Audio Software Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 26 (70.27%) Physics
2 19 (51.35%) Mathematics
3 14 (37.84%) Computer Science
4 11 (29.73%) Algorithms
5 8 (21.62%) Embedded Systems
6 3 (8.11%) Statistics
6 3 (8.11%) Biotechnology
6 3 (8.11%) Chemistry
7 2 (5.41%) Device Driver
8 1 (2.70%) Analytical Skills
8 1 (2.70%) Life Science
8 1 (2.70%) VHDL
8 1 (2.70%) Verilog
8 1 (2.70%) Biology
8 1 (2.70%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 4 (10.81%) Linux
2 3 (8.11%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (56.76%) Software Engineering
2 6 (16.22%) Machine Learning
3 4 (10.81%) Configuration Management
3 4 (10.81%) Technical Analysis
3 4 (10.81%) Signal Processing
4 3 (8.11%) Business Intelligence
5 2 (5.41%) OO
5 2 (5.41%) ETL
5 2 (5.41%) Bioinformatics
5 2 (5.41%) Statistical Modelling
6 1 (2.70%) Bayesian Methods
6 1 (2.70%) Functional Programming
6 1 (2.70%) Digital Marketing
6 1 (2.70%) Programme Management
6 1 (2.70%) Computer Security
6 1 (2.70%) Parallel Programming
6 1 (2.70%) Open Source
6 1 (2.70%) Operations Research
6 1 (2.70%) OOP
6 1 (2.70%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 12 (32.43%) C++
2 8 (21.62%) C
3 6 (16.22%) Python
4 3 (8.11%) Embedded C
4 3 (8.11%) Embedded C++
4 3 (8.11%) Java
4 3 (8.11%) Perl
4 3 (8.11%) SQL
4 3 (8.11%) VBA
5 2 (5.41%) T-SQL
5 2 (5.41%) JavaScript
5 2 (5.41%) R
6 1 (2.70%) Rust
6 1 (2.70%) Erlang
6 1 (2.70%) Assembly Language
6 1 (2.70%) C#
Qualifications
1 19 (51.35%) Degree
System Software
1 3 (8.11%) Firmware
Vendors
1 1 (2.70%) SAP
1 1 (2.70%) Oracle
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