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

Location
3 months to
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
PhD
Rank 98 95 88
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -7
Permanent jobs citing PhD 5 15 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.37% 1.00% 0.46%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.27% 3.97% 1.34%
Number of salaries quoted 2 13 4
Average salary £28,000 £42,000 £60,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-33.33% -30.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,400 £26,800 £42,000
10% offered a salary of more than £31,600 £55,000 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £42,500 £38,000
% change year-on-year
-5.88% +11.84%
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
394 378 372
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 29.19% 25.13% 34.07%
Number of salaries quoted 230 243 227
Average salary £45,000 £37,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+21.62% -7.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £27,650 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £58,000 £60,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, 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 10 (83.33%) SQL
2 7 (58.33%) C++
2 7 (58.33%) Degree
3 6 (50.00%) Computer Science
3 6 (50.00%) Java
4 5 (41.67%) Oracle
4 5 (41.67%) Software Engineering
4 5 (41.67%) Analytics
4 5 (41.67%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (33.33%) Artificial Intelligence
5 4 (33.33%) Banking
5 4 (33.33%) Python
5 4 (33.33%) SAS
5 4 (33.33%) Lisp
5 4 (33.33%) Perl
5 4 (33.33%) PL/SQL
6 3 (25.00%) C#
7 2 (16.67%) Mathematics
7 2 (16.67%) .NET
7 2 (16.67%) OO
7 2 (16.67%) Windows
8 1 (8.33%) Linux
8 1 (8.33%) UML
8 1 (8.33%) OOA/OOD
8 1 (8.33%) SQL Server
8 1 (8.33%) C
8 1 (8.33%) VB.NET
8 1 (8.33%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (8.33%) OpenGL
8 1 (8.33%) DirectX

PhD
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, 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 4 (33.33%) SAS
Cloud Services
1 1 (8.33%) GitHub
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (8.33%) SQL Server
1 1 (8.33%) SQL Server 2005
1 1 (8.33%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 4 (33.33%) Banking
2 1 (8.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (41.67%) Analyst
2 4 (33.33%) Data Analyst
2 4 (33.33%) Junior
2 4 (33.33%) Software Engineer
2 4 (33.33%) Junior Software Engineer
3 3 (25.00%) Statistical Analyst
4 2 (16.67%) Developer
5 1 (8.33%) Graduate
5 1 (8.33%) Software Developer
5 1 (8.33%) Graduate Developer
5 1 (8.33%) Deployment Engineer
5 1 (8.33%) Embedded Software Developer
5 1 (8.33%) Data Scientist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (16.67%) .NET
2 1 (8.33%) OpenGL
2 1 (8.33%) DirectX
Miscellaneous
1 6 (50.00%) Computer Science
2 5 (41.67%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (33.33%) Artificial Intelligence
4 2 (16.67%) Mathematics
5 1 (8.33%) Statistics
5 1 (8.33%) Device Driver
5 1 (8.33%) 3D Graphics
5 1 (8.33%) Algorithms
5 1 (8.33%) Blog
Operating Systems
1 2 (16.67%) Windows
2 1 (8.33%) Linux
2 1 (8.33%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (8.33%) VxWorks
2 1 (8.33%) Embedded Linux
2 1 (8.33%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (41.67%) Software Engineering
1 5 (41.67%) Analytics
2 2 (16.67%) OO
3 1 (8.33%) Data Modelling
3 1 (8.33%) CAD
3 1 (8.33%) Scrum
3 1 (8.33%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (8.33%) Data Analysis
3 1 (8.33%) Software Deployment
3 1 (8.33%) UML
3 1 (8.33%) OOA/OOD
3 1 (8.33%) Time Series Analysis
3 1 (8.33%) Linear Regression
Programming Languages
1 10 (83.33%) SQL
2 7 (58.33%) C++
3 6 (50.00%) Java
4 4 (33.33%) Perl
4 4 (33.33%) PL/SQL
4 4 (33.33%) Python
4 4 (33.33%) Lisp
5 3 (25.00%) C#
6 1 (8.33%) C
6 1 (8.33%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 7 (58.33%) Degree
Vendors
1 5 (41.67%) Oracle
2 1 (8.33%) Intel
2 1 (8.33%) Red Gate