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

Location
3 months to
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
PhD
Rank 73 90 85
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -5
Permanent jobs citing PhD 30 28 32
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 2.16% 1.55% 2.04%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.48% 4.06% 5.65%
Number of salaries quoted 29 19 27
Average salary £50,000 £40,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+25.00% -5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £44,000 £35,000 £28,600
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £52,000 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
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
547 689 566
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 39.38% 38.15% 36.07%
Number of salaries quoted 487 488 481
Average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.75% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%

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 4 September 2015.

PhD Salary Histogram in Cambridge

PhD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 39 (73.58%) Mathematics
2 33 (62.26%) Physics
3 31 (58.49%) C
4 28 (52.83%) Computer Science
5 27 (50.94%) Software Engineering
6 23 (43.40%) C++
6 23 (43.40%) Linux
7 22 (41.51%) Python
8 16 (30.19%) Degree
9 13 (24.53%) Ethernet
9 13 (24.53%) TCP/IP
10 12 (22.64%) Low Latency
11 11 (20.75%) Algorithms
11 11 (20.75%) Java
12 10 (18.87%) Perl
12 10 (18.87%) Finance
13 9 (16.98%) Machine Learning
14 8 (15.09%) Embedded C
15 7 (13.21%) Fortran
15 7 (13.21%) Agile Software Development
15 7 (13.21%) Embedded Systems
15 7 (13.21%) Chemistry
16 6 (11.32%) Aerospace
16 6 (11.32%) Scrum
17 5 (9.43%) Statistics
17 5 (9.43%) Firmware
17 5 (9.43%) JavaScript
18 4 (7.55%) R
18 4 (7.55%) Statistical Modelling
18 4 (7.55%) Technical Analysis

PhD
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 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.

Communications & Networking
1 13 (24.53%) Ethernet
1 13 (24.53%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.77%) Relational Database
2 1 (1.89%) Hadoop
2 1 (1.89%) Apache Hive
General
1 10 (18.87%) Finance
2 6 (11.32%) Aerospace
3 1 (1.89%) Military
3 1 (1.89%) Multimedia
3 1 (1.89%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 16 (30.19%) Developer
2 12 (22.64%) Software Engineer
3 7 (13.21%) C Developer
4 6 (11.32%) Python Developer
5 5 (9.43%) Embedded C Developer
5 5 (9.43%) Data Scientist
6 4 (7.55%) Senior Software Engineer
7 2 (3.77%) Firmware Engineer
7 2 (3.77%) Embedded C Engineer
8 1 (1.89%) Senior C Developer
8 1 (1.89%) Multimedia Engineer
8 1 (1.89%) Audio Engineer
8 1 (1.89%) Audio Software Engineer
8 1 (1.89%) Graduate Software Engineer
8 1 (1.89%) Principal Engineer
8 1 (1.89%) Java Programmer
8 1 (1.89%) Principal Software Engineer
8 1 (1.89%) Graduate
8 1 (1.89%) Senior Developer
8 1 (1.89%) Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.89%) HTML
1 1 (1.89%) CSS
1 1 (1.89%) SOAP
1 1 (1.89%) Web Services
1 1 (1.89%) XML
1 1 (1.89%) OpenGL
1 1 (1.89%) Hibernate
1 1 (1.89%) Spring
1 1 (1.89%) JSON
1 1 (1.89%) Spring MVC
1 1 (1.89%) REST
1 1 (1.89%) OpenCV
1 1 (1.89%) OpenCL
Miscellaneous
1 39 (73.58%) Mathematics
2 33 (62.26%) Physics
3 28 (52.83%) Computer Science
4 11 (20.75%) Algorithms
5 7 (13.21%) Embedded Systems
5 7 (13.21%) Chemistry
6 5 (9.43%) Statistics
7 2 (3.77%) Hedge funds
7 2 (3.77%) Visualisation
7 2 (3.77%) Device Driver
7 2 (3.77%) 3D Graphics
7 2 (3.77%) Analytical Skills
8 1 (1.89%) Smartphone
8 1 (1.89%) Augmented Reality
Operating Systems
1 23 (43.40%) Linux
2 4 (7.55%) UNIX
3 1 (1.89%) Solaris
3 1 (1.89%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (50.94%) Software Engineering
2 12 (22.64%) Low Latency
3 9 (16.98%) Machine Learning
4 7 (13.21%) Agile Software Development
5 6 (11.32%) Scrum
6 4 (7.55%) Bioinformatics
6 4 (7.55%) Statistical Modelling
6 4 (7.55%) Configuration Management
6 4 (7.55%) Technical Analysis
7 3 (5.66%) Signal Processing
8 2 (3.77%) OO
8 2 (3.77%) CAD
9 1 (1.89%) OOP
9 1 (1.89%) Data Modelling
9 1 (1.89%) SOA
9 1 (1.89%) MVC
9 1 (1.89%) TDD
9 1 (1.89%) Cyber Security
9 1 (1.89%) Operations Research
9 1 (1.89%) Electronic Design Automation
Programming Languages
1 31 (58.49%) C
2 23 (43.40%) C++
3 22 (41.51%) Python
4 11 (20.75%) Java
5 10 (18.87%) Perl
6 8 (15.09%) Embedded C
7 7 (13.21%) Fortran
8 5 (9.43%) JavaScript
9 4 (7.55%) R
10 3 (5.66%) Embedded C++
11 1 (1.89%) MATLAB
11 1 (1.89%) C#
Qualifications
1 16 (30.19%) Degree
System Software
1 5 (9.43%) Firmware
Vendors
1 1 (1.89%) Oracle
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