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 16 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
PhD
Rank 89 93 74
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -19
Permanent jobs citing PhD 20 4 20
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 1.34% 0.32% 1.64%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.84% 1.34% 5.39%
Number of salaries quoted 13 2 17
Average salary £47,500 £32,500 £36,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+46.15% -10.95%
90% offered a salary of more than £42,000 £24,900 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £40,100 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £42,500 £38,500
% change year-on-year
-5.88% +10.38%
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
413 299 371
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 27.76% 24.02% 30.34%
Number of salaries quoted 245 176 254
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +14.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £28,650 £24,800
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -

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 16 September 2014.

PhD Salary Histogram in Edinburgh

PhD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 16 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 31 (83.78%) Computer Science
2 30 (81.08%) Mathematics
3 25 (67.57%) Java
3 25 (67.57%) OO
4 23 (62.16%) Software Engineering
5 22 (59.46%) Physics
6 21 (56.76%) Games
7 19 (51.35%) Degree
8 17 (45.95%) C++
9 14 (37.84%) OOD
9 14 (37.84%) Agile Software Development
9 14 (37.84%) Game Development
10 12 (32.43%) SQL
11 9 (24.32%) Banking
12 8 (21.62%) Artificial Intelligence
12 8 (21.62%) Oracle
12 8 (21.62%) Perl
12 8 (21.62%) PL/SQL
12 8 (21.62%) SAS
12 8 (21.62%) Python
12 8 (21.62%) Lisp
13 7 (18.92%) Internet
13 7 (18.92%) C#
13 7 (18.92%) Online Games
13 7 (18.92%) Scala
13 7 (18.92%) Hedge funds
14 6 (16.22%) Analytical Skills
15 4 (10.81%) Eclipse
15 4 (10.81%) Java EE
15 4 (10.81%) Analytics

PhD
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 16 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 (21.62%) SAS
2 2 (5.41%) CMS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (18.92%) Internet
Development Applications
1 4 (10.81%) Eclipse
General
1 21 (56.76%) Games
2 9 (24.32%) Banking
3 3 (8.11%) Finance
Job Titles
1 21 (56.76%) Software Developer
1 21 (56.76%) Developer
2 14 (37.84%) Java Developer
2 14 (37.84%) C++ Developer
2 14 (37.84%) Senior Software Developer
2 14 (37.84%) Senior Developer
2 14 (37.84%) Senior Java Software Developer
2 14 (37.84%) C++/Java Developer
2 14 (37.84%) Java Software Developer
2 14 (37.84%) C++ Software Developer
2 14 (37.84%) Senior Java Developer
2 14 (37.84%) Senior C++ Developer
3 9 (24.32%) Software Engineer
4 7 (18.92%) Scala Developer
5 5 (13.51%) Junior Software Engineer
5 5 (13.51%) Junior
5 5 (13.51%) Analyst
6 4 (10.81%) Statistical Analyst
7 3 (8.11%) Statistical Data Analyst
7 3 (8.11%) Data Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (10.81%) Java EE
2 1 (2.70%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 31 (83.78%) Computer Science
2 30 (81.08%) Mathematics
3 22 (59.46%) Physics
4 8 (21.62%) Artificial Intelligence
5 7 (18.92%) Online Games
5 7 (18.92%) Hedge funds
6 6 (16.22%) Analytical Skills
7 3 (8.11%) Economics
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (67.57%) OO
2 23 (62.16%) Software Engineering
3 14 (37.84%) OOD
3 14 (37.84%) Agile Software Development
3 14 (37.84%) Game Development
4 4 (10.81%) Analytics
5 2 (5.41%) Content Management
6 1 (2.70%) Business Analysis
6 1 (2.70%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 25 (67.57%) Java
2 17 (45.95%) C++
3 12 (32.43%) SQL
4 8 (21.62%) Perl
4 8 (21.62%) PL/SQL
4 8 (21.62%) Python
4 8 (21.62%) Lisp
5 7 (18.92%) C#
5 7 (18.92%) Scala
6 1 (2.70%) Fortran
6 1 (2.70%) C
Qualifications
1 19 (51.35%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.41%) QA
Vendors
1 8 (21.62%) Oracle
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