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 19 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
PhD
Rank 99 91 73
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -18
Permanent jobs citing PhD 7 12 19
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.50% 0.83% 1.59%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.97% 3.70% 5.09%
Number of salaries quoted 3 6 12
Average salary £23,000 £23,000 £25,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -8.00%
UK excluding London average salary £40,250 £40,000 £35,500
% change year-on-year
+0.62% +12.67%
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
356 324 373
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 25.23% 22.31% 31.19%
Number of salaries quoted 255 190 239
Average salary £45,000 £37,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+20.00% -
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £22,500 £25,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £50,050
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
Salary Histogram in Edinburgh

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing PhD across the Edinburgh region over the 3 months to 19 December 2014.

PhD Salary Histogram in Edinburgh

PhD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 16 (61.54%) Computer Science
2 14 (53.85%) Degree
3 13 (50.00%) Java
3 13 (50.00%) SQL
3 13 (50.00%) Mathematics
4 11 (42.31%) C++
4 11 (42.31%) Software Engineering
5 10 (38.46%) Physics
6 9 (34.62%) Analytical Skills
6 9 (34.62%) Games
6 9 (34.62%) OO
7 7 (26.92%) Analytics
8 6 (23.08%) Oracle
8 6 (23.08%) Banking
9 5 (19.23%) Algorithms
9 5 (19.23%) OOD
9 5 (19.23%) Agile Software Development
9 5 (19.23%) Game Development
9 5 (19.23%) C#
9 5 (19.23%) Perl
9 5 (19.23%) PL/SQL
9 5 (19.23%) Python
9 5 (19.23%) Lisp
9 5 (19.23%) SAS
9 5 (19.23%) Artificial Intelligence
10 4 (15.38%) Scala
10 4 (15.38%) Internet
10 4 (15.38%) Data Structures
10 4 (15.38%) Online Games
10 4 (15.38%) Hedge funds

PhD
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 5 (19.23%) SAS
2 2 (7.69%) CMS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (15.38%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.85%) SQL Server
1 1 (3.85%) SQL Server 2005
1 1 (3.85%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 9 (34.62%) Games
2 6 (23.08%) Banking
3 3 (11.54%) Finance
Job Titles
1 9 (34.62%) Software Developer
1 9 (34.62%) Developer
2 8 (30.77%) Analyst
3 6 (23.08%) Software Engineer
3 6 (23.08%) Statistical Analyst
3 6 (23.08%) Data Analyst
4 5 (19.23%) Java Developer
4 5 (19.23%) C++ Developer
4 5 (19.23%) Senior Software Developer
4 5 (19.23%) Senior Developer
4 5 (19.23%) C++ Software Developer
4 5 (19.23%) Senior Java Developer
4 5 (19.23%) Java Software Developer
4 5 (19.23%) Senior Java Software Developer
4 5 (19.23%) C++/Java Developer
4 5 (19.23%) Senior C++ Developer
5 4 (15.38%) Junior Software Engineer
5 4 (15.38%) Scala Developer
5 4 (15.38%) Junior
6 3 (11.54%) Statistical Data Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (7.69%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 16 (61.54%) Computer Science
2 13 (50.00%) Mathematics
3 10 (38.46%) Physics
4 9 (34.62%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (19.23%) Artificial Intelligence
5 5 (19.23%) Algorithms
6 4 (15.38%) Data Structures
6 4 (15.38%) Online Games
6 4 (15.38%) Hedge funds
7 3 (11.54%) Economics
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.85%) Windows
1 1 (3.85%) Windows Server 2003
1 1 (3.85%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (42.31%) Software Engineering
2 9 (34.62%) OO
3 7 (26.92%) Analytics
4 5 (19.23%) OOD
4 5 (19.23%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (19.23%) Game Development
5 2 (7.69%) Content Management
6 1 (3.85%) Regression Testing
6 1 (3.85%) Software Deployment
6 1 (3.85%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 13 (50.00%) Java
1 13 (50.00%) SQL
2 11 (42.31%) C++
3 5 (19.23%) Lisp
3 5 (19.23%) Python
3 5 (19.23%) Perl
3 5 (19.23%) PL/SQL
3 5 (19.23%) C#
4 4 (15.38%) Scala
5 1 (3.85%) C
5 1 (3.85%) Fortran
5 1 (3.85%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 14 (53.85%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (7.69%) QA
Vendors
1 6 (23.08%) Oracle
2 1 (3.85%) Red Gate