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

Location
3 months to
27 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
PhD
Rank 103 85 95
Rank change year-on-year
-18 +10
Permanent jobs citing PhD 3 22 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.21% 1.46% 0.25%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.70% 5.85% 0.91%
Number of salaries quoted 3 17 1
Average salary £75,000 £55,000 £42,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+36.36% +30.95%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
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
426 376 330
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 29.42% 25.03% 27.32%
Number of salaries quoted 293 240 167
Average salary £45,000 £42,000 £39,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £27,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +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 27 July 2015.

PhD Salary Histogram in Edinburgh

PhD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 27 July 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 6 (75.00%) C++
1 6 (75.00%) Java
2 4 (50.00%) Python
2 4 (50.00%) Software Engineering
2 4 (50.00%) Computer Science
3 3 (37.50%) Lisp
3 3 (37.50%) Perl
3 3 (37.50%) PL/SQL
3 3 (37.50%) SQL
3 3 (37.50%) Oracle
3 3 (37.50%) SAS
3 3 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (37.50%) Banking
3 3 (37.50%) Artificial Intelligence
4 2 (25.00%) GIS
4 2 (25.00%) .NET
4 2 (25.00%) E-Commerce
4 2 (25.00%) C
4 2 (25.00%) C#
4 2 (25.00%) Mathematics
4 2 (25.00%) Analytics
4 2 (25.00%) Mobile App
4 2 (25.00%) Mentoring
4 2 (25.00%) Algorithms
4 2 (25.00%) Target Operating Model
4 2 (25.00%) Customer Insight
4 2 (25.00%) OO
5 1 (12.50%) GitHub
5 1 (12.50%) Physics
5 1 (12.50%) Blog

PhD
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 27 July 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 3 (37.50%) SAS
Cloud Services
1 1 (12.50%) GitHub
General
1 3 (37.50%) Banking
Job Titles
1 3 (37.50%) Junior
1 3 (37.50%) Software Engineer
1 3 (37.50%) Junior Software Engineer
2 2 (25.00%) Developer
2 2 (25.00%) Senior Consultant
2 2 (25.00%) Consultant
2 2 (25.00%) Business Consultant
2 2 (25.00%) Senior Business Consultant
3 1 (12.50%) Graduate Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Graduate
3 1 (12.50%) Software Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Programmer
3 1 (12.50%) Embedded Software Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Software Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (25.00%) .NET
2 1 (12.50%) OpenGL
2 1 (12.50%) DirectX
Miscellaneous
1 4 (50.00%) Computer Science
2 3 (37.50%) Artificial Intelligence
3 2 (25.00%) Mathematics
3 2 (25.00%) GIS
3 2 (25.00%) Mobile App
3 2 (25.00%) Algorithms
4 1 (12.50%) Blog
4 1 (12.50%) Device Driver
4 1 (12.50%) 3D Graphics
4 1 (12.50%) Physics
Operating Systems
1 1 (12.50%) Windows
1 1 (12.50%) Linux
1 1 (12.50%) VxWorks
1 1 (12.50%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (50.00%) Software Engineering
2 3 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (25.00%) Customer Insight
3 2 (25.00%) Analytics
3 2 (25.00%) Mentoring
3 2 (25.00%) Target Operating Model
3 2 (25.00%) OO
3 2 (25.00%) E-Commerce
4 1 (12.50%) CAD
4 1 (12.50%) Scrum
4 1 (12.50%) UML
4 1 (12.50%) OOA/OOD
Programming Languages
1 6 (75.00%) C++
1 6 (75.00%) Java
2 4 (50.00%) Python
3 3 (37.50%) Lisp
3 3 (37.50%) Perl
3 3 (37.50%) PL/SQL
3 3 (37.50%) SQL
4 2 (25.00%) C
4 2 (25.00%) C#
5 1 (12.50%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 1 (12.50%) Degree
Vendors
1 3 (37.50%) Oracle
2 1 (12.50%) Intel