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 30 April 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
PhD
Rank 81 96 103
Rank change year-on-year
+15 +7
Permanent jobs citing PhD 14 5 16
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 1.08% 0.36% 0.97%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.77% 1.40% 4.20%
Number of salaries quoted 8 2 14
Average salary £50,000 £28,000 £55,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+78.57% -49.09%
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -5.88%
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
371 358 381
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 28.63% 26.13% 23.19%
Number of salaries quoted 256 204 239
Average salary £50,000 £45,000 £37,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.11% +21.62%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £68,712 £55,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £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 30 April 2016.

PhD Salary Histogram in Edinburgh

PhD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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 13 (86.67%) C++
2 10 (66.67%) Java
2 10 (66.67%) Mathematics
3 9 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (60.00%) Banking
3 9 (60.00%) SQL
3 9 (60.00%) SAS
4 8 (53.33%) C
4 8 (53.33%) C#
5 7 (46.67%) .NET
5 7 (46.67%) Software Engineering
5 7 (46.67%) TDD
5 7 (46.67%) Physics
6 6 (40.00%) Computer Science
6 6 (40.00%) Python
6 6 (40.00%) Perl
7 5 (33.33%) Lisp
7 5 (33.33%) OO
7 5 (33.33%) PL/SQL
7 5 (33.33%) VBA
7 5 (33.33%) SQL Server
7 5 (33.33%) Artificial Intelligence
7 5 (33.33%) Finance
7 5 (33.33%) Economics
7 5 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
7 5 (33.33%) R
8 4 (26.67%) Analytics
8 4 (26.67%) Algorithms
8 4 (26.67%) Presales
8 4 (26.67%) Monte Carlo Method

PhD
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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 9 (60.00%) SAS
2 1 (6.67%) ArcGIS
Applications
1 4 (26.67%) S-PLUS
2 1 (6.67%) MS Excel
2 1 (6.67%) MS Office
2 1 (6.67%) MS PowerPoint
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 1 (6.67%) GIS
General
1 9 (60.00%) Banking
2 5 (33.33%) Finance
3 4 (26.67%) Investment Banking
4 1 (6.67%) Manufacturing
4 1 (6.67%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 6 (40.00%) Analyst
2 5 (33.33%) Software Engineer
3 4 (26.67%) Credit Analyst
3 4 (26.67%) Credit Risk Analyst
3 4 (26.67%) Qualitative Analyst
3 4 (26.67%) Quantitative Analyst
3 4 (26.67%) Quantitative Risk Analyst
3 4 (26.67%) Risk Analyst
3 4 (26.67%) SQL Analyst
4 2 (13.33%) Development Engineer
4 2 (13.33%) Junior
4 2 (13.33%) Optimisation Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Business Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) Data Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) Graduate
5 1 (6.67%) Java Software Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Junior Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) Junior Business Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) Junior Java Software Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Junior Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (46.67%) .NET
2 2 (13.33%) AngularJS
2 2 (13.33%) Java EE
3 1 (6.67%) ArcObjects
3 1 (6.67%) Boost C++ Libraries
3 1 (6.67%) MEAN Stack
3 1 (6.67%) OpenMP
3 1 (6.67%) STL
Miscellaneous
1 10 (66.67%) Mathematics
2 7 (46.67%) Physics
3 6 (40.00%) Computer Science
4 5 (33.33%) Artificial Intelligence
4 5 (33.33%) Economics
5 4 (26.67%) Algorithms
5 4 (26.67%) Credit Derivative
5 4 (26.67%) Credit Risk
5 4 (26.67%) Derivative
5 4 (26.67%) Fixed Income
6 2 (13.33%) Graphic Design
7 1 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (6.67%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (6.67%) Life Science
7 1 (6.67%) PACS
7 1 (6.67%) Remote Sensing
Operating Systems
1 1 (6.67%) Linux
1 1 (6.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (46.67%) Software Engineering
2 7 (46.67%) TDD
3 5 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
3 5 (33.33%) OO
4 4 (26.67%) Analytics
4 4 (26.67%) Black-Scholes
4 4 (26.67%) Monte Carlo Method
4 4 (26.67%) Presales
4 4 (26.67%) Stress Testing
4 4 (26.67%) Validation
5 3 (20.00%) BDD
6 2 (13.33%) Front End Development
6 2 (13.33%) Image Processing
7 1 (6.67%) Build Automation
7 1 (6.67%) Regression Testing
7 1 (6.67%) SDLC
7 1 (6.67%) Stakeholder Engagement
7 1 (6.67%) Statistical Modelling
7 1 (6.67%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 13 (86.67%) C++
2 10 (66.67%) Java
3 9 (60.00%) SQL
4 8 (53.33%) C
4 8 (53.33%) C#
5 6 (40.00%) Perl
5 6 (40.00%) Python
6 5 (33.33%) Lisp
6 5 (33.33%) PL/SQL
6 5 (33.33%) R
6 5 (33.33%) VBA
7 4 (26.67%) MATLAB
8 3 (20.00%) Fortran
8 3 (20.00%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 4 (26.67%) Degree
Vendors
1 3 (20.00%) Oracle
2 1 (6.67%) Mapinfo
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