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

Location
3 months to
6 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
PhD
Rank 90 84 110
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +26
Permanent jobs citing PhD 18 38 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 1.27% 2.17% 0.55%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.20% 5.82% 1.60%
Number of salaries quoted 17 28 8
Average salary £43,000 £35,000 £33,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+22.85% +4.47%
90% offered a salary of more than £33,000 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £50,000 £48,250
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
563 653 561
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 39.68% 37.36% 34.06%
Number of salaries quoted 462 490 493
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 £28,893 £28,550 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £53,272 £55,000 £52,450
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.93% +1.25%

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 6 July 2015.

PhD Salary Histogram in Cambridge

PhD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 6 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 26 (68.42%) Physics
2 20 (52.63%) Software Engineering
2 20 (52.63%) Mathematics
3 17 (44.74%) Degree
4 15 (39.47%) Computer Science
5 13 (34.21%) C++
6 11 (28.95%) Finance
7 10 (26.32%) C
7 10 (26.32%) Algorithms
8 9 (23.68%) Aerospace
9 8 (21.05%) Python
9 8 (21.05%) Embedded Systems
10 7 (18.42%) Linux
11 6 (15.79%) Machine Learning
12 4 (10.53%) Technical Analysis
12 4 (10.53%) Signal Processing
12 4 (10.53%) Java
12 4 (10.53%) Perl
12 4 (10.53%) Embedded C
12 4 (10.53%) Configuration Management
12 4 (10.53%) Chemistry
13 3 (7.89%) Statistics
13 3 (7.89%) Firmware
13 3 (7.89%) Pharmaceutical
13 3 (7.89%) Embedded C++
13 3 (7.89%) Ethernet
13 3 (7.89%) TCP/IP
13 3 (7.89%) Business Intelligence
13 3 (7.89%) SQL
13 3 (7.89%) VBA

PhD
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 6 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.

Business Applications
1 1 (2.63%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.63%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 3 (7.89%) Ethernet
1 3 (7.89%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (7.89%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (5.26%) Data Mining
2 2 (5.26%) OLAP
3 1 (2.63%) Hadoop
3 1 (2.63%) Apache Hive
3 1 (2.63%) Big Data
General
1 11 (28.95%) Finance
2 9 (23.68%) Aerospace
3 3 (7.89%) Pharmaceutical
4 2 (5.26%) Electronics
4 2 (5.26%) Manufacturing
5 1 (2.63%) Marketing
5 1 (2.63%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 11 (28.95%) Software Engineer
2 4 (10.53%) Senior Software Engineer
3 3 (7.89%) Developer
3 3 (7.89%) Data Scientist
4 2 (5.26%) Firmware Engineer
4 2 (5.26%) Business Intelligence Manager
4 2 (5.26%) C Developer
4 2 (5.26%) Business Manager
5 1 (2.63%) Python Developer
5 1 (2.63%) Embedded C Engineer
5 1 (2.63%) Embedded C Developer
5 1 (2.63%) Embedded Software Engineer
5 1 (2.63%) Data Manager
5 1 (2.63%) Principal Software Engineer
5 1 (2.63%) C Software Engineer
5 1 (2.63%) Audio Engineer
5 1 (2.63%) Audio Software Engineer
5 1 (2.63%) Principal Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 26 (68.42%) Physics
2 20 (52.63%) Mathematics
3 15 (39.47%) Computer Science
4 10 (26.32%) Algorithms
5 8 (21.05%) Embedded Systems
6 4 (10.53%) Chemistry
7 3 (7.89%) Biotechnology
7 3 (7.89%) Statistics
8 2 (5.26%) Device Driver
9 1 (2.63%) VHDL
9 1 (2.63%) Verilog
9 1 (2.63%) DTV
9 1 (2.63%) Biology
9 1 (2.63%) Analytical Skills
9 1 (2.63%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 7 (18.42%) Linux
2 3 (7.89%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (52.63%) Software Engineering
2 6 (15.79%) Machine Learning
3 4 (10.53%) Configuration Management
3 4 (10.53%) Technical Analysis
3 4 (10.53%) Signal Processing
4 3 (7.89%) Business Intelligence
5 2 (5.26%) Bioinformatics
5 2 (5.26%) Statistical Modelling
5 2 (5.26%) Low Latency
5 2 (5.26%) OO
5 2 (5.26%) ETL
6 1 (2.63%) OOP
6 1 (2.63%) Data Modelling
6 1 (2.63%) Scrum
6 1 (2.63%) Programme Management
6 1 (2.63%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (2.63%) Operations Research
6 1 (2.63%) Digital Marketing
6 1 (2.63%) Computer Security
6 1 (2.63%) Parallel Programming
Programming Languages
1 13 (34.21%) C++
2 10 (26.32%) C
3 8 (21.05%) Python
4 4 (10.53%) Perl
4 4 (10.53%) Java
4 4 (10.53%) Embedded C
5 3 (7.89%) Embedded C++
5 3 (7.89%) VBA
5 3 (7.89%) SQL
6 2 (5.26%) T-SQL
6 2 (5.26%) JavaScript
6 2 (5.26%) R
7 1 (2.63%) Rust
7 1 (2.63%) Assembly Language
7 1 (2.63%) Erlang
7 1 (2.63%) C#
7 1 (2.63%) Fortran
Qualifications
1 17 (44.74%) Degree
System Software
1 3 (7.89%) Firmware
Vendors
1 1 (2.63%) Oracle
1 1 (2.63%) SAP
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