The table below looks at the statistics for PhD in IT jobs advertised for the Edinburgh region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited PhD over the 3 months to 1 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
PhD
Rank 79 94 70
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -24
Permanent jobs citing PhD 22 1 19
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 1.47% 0.082% 1.61%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.29% 0.33% 5.08%
Number of salaries quoted 15 1 16
Average salary £42,500 £42,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.19% +20.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,400 £42,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £42,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £37,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+12.00% -6.25%
PhD
Scotland

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

Qualifications Category
Edinburgh
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
416 305 374
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 27.81% 25.06% 31.69%
Number of salaries quoted 246 174 268
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% +14.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,150 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £57,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

PhD
Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

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

PhD Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

PhD
Salary Trend in Edinburgh

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

PhD Salary Trend in Edinburgh

PhD
Salary Histogram in Edinburgh

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing PhD across the Edinburgh region over the 3 months to 1 September 2014.

PhD Salary Histogram in Edinburgh

PhD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 1 September 2014, IT jobs across the Edinburgh 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 34 (89.47%) Computer Science
2 32 (84.21%) Mathematics
3 28 (73.68%) Java
3 28 (73.68%) OO
4 24 (63.16%) Games
4 24 (63.16%) Physics
4 24 (63.16%) Software Engineering
5 19 (50.00%) Degree
6 18 (47.37%) C++
7 16 (42.11%) OOD
7 16 (42.11%) Game Development
8 11 (28.95%) SQL
9 9 (23.68%) Banking
10 8 (21.05%) Oracle
10 8 (21.05%) Python
10 8 (21.05%) C#
10 8 (21.05%) Perl
10 8 (21.05%) PL/SQL
10 8 (21.05%) SAS
10 8 (21.05%) Lisp
10 8 (21.05%) Internet
10 8 (21.05%) Online Games
10 8 (21.05%) Scala
10 8 (21.05%) Hedge funds
10 8 (21.05%) Artificial Intelligence
11 4 (10.53%) Eclipse
11 4 (10.53%) Java EE
12 3 (7.89%) Economics
12 3 (7.89%) Analytics
12 3 (7.89%) Finance

PhD
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 2014, IT jobs across the Edinburgh 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.

Application Platforms
1 8 (21.05%) SAS
2 2 (5.26%) CMS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (21.05%) Internet
Development Applications
1 4 (10.53%) Eclipse
General
1 24 (63.16%) Games
2 9 (23.68%) Banking
3 3 (7.89%) Finance
Job Titles
1 24 (63.16%) Software Developer
1 24 (63.16%) Developer
2 16 (42.11%) Senior Developer
2 16 (42.11%) Java Developer
2 16 (42.11%) C++ Developer
2 16 (42.11%) Senior Software Developer
2 16 (42.11%) C++ Software Developer
2 16 (42.11%) Senior Java Developer
2 16 (42.11%) Senior C++ Developer
2 16 (42.11%) Java Software Developer
2 16 (42.11%) Senior Java Software Developer
2 16 (42.11%) C++/Java Developer
3 8 (21.05%) Scala Developer
3 8 (21.05%) Software Engineer
4 5 (13.16%) Junior
4 5 (13.16%) Junior Software Engineer
5 4 (10.53%) Analyst
6 3 (7.89%) Statistical Analyst
7 2 (5.26%) Data Analyst
7 2 (5.26%) Technical Writer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (10.53%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 34 (89.47%) Computer Science
2 32 (84.21%) Mathematics
3 24 (63.16%) Physics
4 8 (21.05%) Artificial Intelligence
4 8 (21.05%) Online Games
4 8 (21.05%) Hedge funds
5 3 (7.89%) Economics
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (73.68%) OO
2 24 (63.16%) Software Engineering
3 16 (42.11%) OOD
3 16 (42.11%) Game Development
4 3 (7.89%) Analytics
5 2 (5.26%) Content Management
6 1 (2.63%) Regression Testing
6 1 (2.63%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 28 (73.68%) Java
2 18 (47.37%) C++
3 11 (28.95%) SQL
4 8 (21.05%) Python
4 8 (21.05%) Lisp
4 8 (21.05%) Scala
4 8 (21.05%) C#
4 8 (21.05%) Perl
4 8 (21.05%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 19 (50.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.26%) QA
Vendors
1 8 (21.05%) Oracle
Edinburgh
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + bonus & expenses
Posted: 5 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Research Councils UK
Posted: 7 days ago