The table below looks at the statistics for PhD in IT jobs advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited PhD over the 3 months to 29 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
PhD
Rank 467 473 486
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +13
Permanent jobs citing PhD 426 433 454
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.44% 0.45% 0.44%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.59% 1.64% 1.55%
Number of salaries quoted 375 370 394
Average salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a salary of more than £31,500 £30,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £85,000 £80,000 £78,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -
PhD
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in permanent jobs advertised in the England region.

Qualifications Category
England
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
26711 26365 29295
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 27.49% 27.12% 28.10%
Number of salaries quoted 21542 20977 24759
Average salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.27% +3.52%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £62,500 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

PhD
Jobs Demand Trend in England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing PhD across the England region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

PhD Jobs Demand Trend in England

PhD
Salary Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing PhD across the England region.

PhD Salary Trend in England

PhD
Salary Histogram in England

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing PhD across the England region over the 3 months to 29 January 2015.

PhD Salary Histogram in England

PhD
Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing PhD within the England region over the 3 months to 29 January 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -18 252 £50,000 -4.76% 34
South East +11 109 £45,000 +9.75% 28
East of England -6 24 £40,000 -15.78% 26
South West -7 18 £45,000 -3.22% 1
North East -5 11 £45,000 +5.88% 1
North West +5 9 £33,250 -21.76%
West Midlands -7 4 £37,500 +15.38% 1
Yorkshire -16 1 £33,500 -25.55%
PhD
UK

PhD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 29 January 2015, IT jobs across the England 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.

1 423 (48.34%) Degree
2 356 (40.69%) Computer Science
3 336 (38.40%) C++
4 330 (37.71%) Software Engineering
5 318 (36.34%) Java
6 306 (34.97%) Mathematics
7 236 (26.97%) Algorithms
8 224 (25.60%) Python
9 206 (23.54%) SQL
10 194 (22.17%) Finance
11 190 (21.71%) Analytics
12 180 (20.57%) C#
13 176 (20.11%) Linux
14 175 (20.00%) OO
14 175 (20.00%) Physics
15 171 (19.54%) Agile Software Development
16 157 (17.94%) R
17 147 (16.80%) C
18 127 (14.51%) Big Data
19 119 (13.60%) Windows
20 117 (13.37%) Statistics
21 115 (13.14%) Analytical Skills
22 109 (12.46%) Data Analysis
23 93 (10.63%) .NET
24 92 (10.51%) MATLAB
25 85 (9.71%) JavaScript
26 84 (9.60%) Hadoop
26 84 (9.60%) Machine Learning
27 80 (9.14%) Oracle
28 76 (8.69%) Microsoft

PhD
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 2015, IT jobs across the England 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 75 (8.57%) SAS
2 26 (2.97%) MS Exchange
3 17 (1.94%) Apache Pig
4 9 (1.03%) Mule
5 8 (0.91%) Exchange Server 2007
5 8 (0.91%) Lync
6 6 (0.69%) Apache Spark
7 4 (0.46%) Node.js
8 2 (0.23%) ArcGIS
8 2 (0.23%) IBM HTTP Server
9 1 (0.11%) WordPress
9 1 (0.11%) Oracle Coherence
9 1 (0.11%) Apache
9 1 (0.11%) SharePoint
9 1 (0.11%) Tomcat
9 1 (0.11%) CMS
Applications
1 55 (6.29%) MS Excel
2 47 (5.37%) SPSS
3 33 (3.77%) MS Office
4 21 (2.40%) MS PowerPoint
5 13 (1.49%) Weka
6 10 (1.14%) Mathematica
6 10 (1.14%) CPLEX
7 6 (0.69%) Stata
8 4 (0.46%) NASTRAN
9 3 (0.34%) S-PLUS
10 1 (0.11%) PowerPivot
10 1 (0.11%) MS Visio
10 1 (0.11%) Pro/ENGINEER
Business Applications
1 3 (0.34%) Google Analytics
2 2 (0.23%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 8 (0.91%) Cloud Computing
2 4 (0.46%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (0.34%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.11%) SaaS
4 1 (0.11%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 21 (2.40%) SAN
2 18 (2.06%) TCP/IP
3 14 (1.60%) HTTP
4 11 (1.26%) Wireless
5 10 (1.14%) Firewall
6 8 (0.91%) Internet
6 8 (0.91%) DHCP
6 8 (0.91%) VoIP
6 8 (0.91%) VPN
6 8 (0.91%) DNS
6 8 (0.91%) Cisco ASA
7 6 (0.69%) Gigabit Ethernet
8 3 (0.34%) Ethernet
8 3 (0.34%) Bluetooth
8 3 (0.34%) 3G
8 3 (0.34%) Wi-Fi
9 2 (0.23%) DVB
9 2 (0.23%) Broadband
10 1 (0.11%) SSH
10 1 (0.11%) DECT
Database & Business Intelligence
1 127 (14.51%) Big Data
2 84 (9.60%) Hadoop
3 69 (7.89%) Data Mining
4 40 (4.57%) SQL Server
5 34 (3.89%) MySQL
5 34 (3.89%) Relational Database
6 25 (2.86%) NoSQL
7 24 (2.74%) MongoDB
8 16 (1.83%) OLTP
8 16 (1.83%) Mahout
9 13 (1.49%) SQL Server 2012
9 13 (1.49%) Apache Hive
9 13 (1.49%) Base SAS
10 12 (1.37%) SAS Enterprise Miner
11 10 (1.14%) Redis
12 9 (1.03%) CouchDB
13 7 (0.80%) SAS Data Integration Studio
13 7 (0.80%) SAS Enterprise Guide
14 6 (0.69%) PostgreSQL
14 6 (0.69%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 27 (3.09%) Eclipse
2 18 (2.06%) Git (software)
3 15 (1.71%) Maven
4 14 (1.60%) Visual Studio
5 13 (1.49%) YourKit
6 12 (1.37%) JUnit
7 10 (1.14%) JMeter
7 10 (1.14%) QuickTest Pro
7 10 (1.14%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 10 (1.14%) Selenium
7 10 (1.14%) Jenkins
8 8 (0.91%) Gradle
9 4 (0.46%) JIRA
9 4 (0.46%) Subversion
9 4 (0.46%) Grunt
10 2 (0.23%) Talend Open Studio
10 2 (0.23%) Rational DOORS
11 1 (0.11%) Eclipse RCP
11 1 (0.11%) Robotium
11 1 (0.11%) Moq
General
1 194 (22.17%) Finance
2 71 (8.11%) Pharmaceutical
3 54 (6.17%) Banking
4 42 (4.80%) Marketing
5 32 (3.66%) Electronics
6 29 (3.31%) Games
7 27 (3.09%) Retail
8 22 (2.51%) Front Office
9 20 (2.29%) Financial Institution
10 16 (1.83%) Telecoms
11 11 (1.26%) Manufacturing
11 11 (1.26%) Aerospace
12 8 (0.91%) Investment Banking
13 7 (0.80%) Back Office
14 6 (0.69%) Law
14 6 (0.69%) Legal
15 5 (0.57%) Advertising
16 3 (0.34%) Retail Banking
16 3 (0.34%) Military
16 3 (0.34%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 316 (36.11%) Developer
2 168 (19.20%) Software Engineer
3 109 (12.46%) Java Developer
4 98 (11.20%) Analyst
4 98 (11.20%) Data Scientist
5 84 (9.60%) Software Developer
6 66 (7.54%) Graduate
7 57 (6.51%) C# Developer
8 51 (5.83%) C# .NET Developer
9 43 (4.91%) Junior
10 39 (4.46%) C++ Developer
11 38 (4.34%) Consultant
11 38 (4.34%) Senior Developer
12 34 (3.89%) Junior Developer
13 30 (3.43%) Quantitative Developer
13 30 (3.43%) Senior Software Engineer
14 29 (3.31%) C++ Software Engineer
14 29 (3.31%) Data Analyst
15 28 (3.20%) Research Engineer
16 26 (2.97%) Senior Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 93 (10.63%) .NET
2 42 (4.80%) HTML
3 40 (4.57%) jQuery
4 38 (4.34%) ASP.NET
5 33 (3.77%) Web Services
6 31 (3.54%) J2EE
7 29 (3.31%) CSS
8 28 (3.20%) Spring
9 27 (3.09%) HTML5
10 22 (2.51%) Hibernate
10 22 (2.51%) WinForms
10 22 (2.51%) XML
11 20 (2.29%) REST
12 19 (2.17%) Swing
13 18 (2.06%) Software Packaging
14 17 (1.94%) WCF
14 17 (1.94%) WPF
14 17 (1.94%) Java SE
15 15 (1.71%) Cascading
16 14 (1.60%) J2SE
Miscellaneous
1 356 (40.69%) Computer Science
2 306 (34.97%) Mathematics
3 236 (26.97%) Algorithms
4 175 (20.00%) Physics
5 117 (13.37%) Statistics
6 115 (13.14%) Analytical Skills
7 73 (8.34%) Visualisation
8 55 (6.29%) Chemistry
8 55 (6.29%) Artificial Intelligence
9 53 (6.06%) Life Science
10 52 (5.94%) Hedge funds
11 40 (4.57%) Data Structures
12 31 (3.54%) Open Source
13 30 (3.43%) Biology
14 29 (3.31%) Biotechnology
15 28 (3.20%) Economics
16 25 (2.86%) BBC
17 24 (2.74%) iDTV
17 24 (2.74%) Applied Mathematics
18 23 (2.63%) 3D Graphics
Operating Systems
1 176 (20.11%) Linux
2 119 (13.60%) Windows
3 41 (4.69%) UNIX
4 18 (2.06%) Windows 7
4 18 (2.06%) Windows Server 2008
5 17 (1.94%) Android
6 16 (1.83%) Solaris
7 12 (1.37%) Mac OS X
8 8 (0.91%) Windows Server 2003
8 8 (0.91%) Windows XP
8 8 (0.91%) Windows 8
9 6 (0.69%) AIX
10 5 (0.57%) Apple iOS
11 1 (0.11%) Mac OS
11 1 (0.11%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 330 (37.71%) Software Engineering
2 190 (21.71%) Analytics
3 175 (20.00%) OO
4 171 (19.54%) Agile Software Development
5 109 (12.46%) Data Analysis
6 84 (9.60%) Machine Learning
7 72 (8.23%) OOD
8 61 (6.97%) Multithreading
8 61 (6.97%) Statistical Modelling
9 42 (4.80%) TDD
10 41 (4.69%) Information Security
11 40 (4.57%) Scrum
12 38 (4.34%) Signal Processing
13 37 (4.23%) Bayesian Methods
14 36 (4.11%) Web Development
14 36 (4.11%) Bioinformatics
15 35 (4.00%) Continuous Integration
15 35 (4.00%) Project Management
16 34 (3.89%) MapReduce
17 33 (3.77%) Econometrics
Programming Languages
1 336 (38.40%) C++
2 318 (36.34%) Java
3 224 (25.60%) Python
4 206 (23.54%) SQL
5 180 (20.57%) C#
6 157 (17.94%) R
7 147 (16.80%) C
8 92 (10.51%) MATLAB
9 85 (9.71%) JavaScript
10 60 (6.86%) Perl
11 44 (5.03%) Scala
12 33 (3.77%) PL/SQL
13 30 (3.43%) Fortran
14 26 (2.97%) Ruby
15 18 (2.06%) PowerShell
16 15 (1.71%) VB.NET
17 13 (1.49%) Assembly Language
18 11 (1.26%) Clojure
18 11 (1.26%) VBA
18 11 (1.26%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 423 (48.34%) Degree
2 25 (2.86%) HNC
2 25 (2.86%) HND
3 19 (2.17%) Security Cleared
4 16 (1.83%) CIPD
5 12 (1.37%) CISM
5 12 (1.37%) CISSP
5 12 (1.37%) Microsoft Certification
5 12 (1.37%) CISMP
6 11 (1.26%) ISEB
7 10 (1.14%) MBA
8 9 (1.03%) SC Cleared
9 7 (0.80%) PMI Certification
10 5 (0.57%) DV Cleared
10 5 (0.57%) Postgraduate
11 3 (0.34%) Chartered Engineer
12 2 (0.23%) SAS Certification
13 1 (0.11%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 1 (0.11%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (1.71%) QA
2 12 (1.37%) PCI DSS
3 10 (1.14%) GLP
4 4 (0.46%) ISO 9001
5 3 (0.34%) Data Quality
6 2 (0.23%) Basel II
6 2 (0.23%) GMP
6 2 (0.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 1 (0.11%) DO-178B
System Software
1 27 (3.09%) VMware Infrastructure
2 26 (2.97%) Active Directory
3 18 (2.06%) VMware ESX
3 18 (2.06%) VMware Workstation
4 9 (1.03%) Firmware
5 8 (0.91%) XenApp
5 8 (0.91%) XenServer
6 1 (0.11%) Platform Symphony
Systems Management
1 10 (1.14%) HP Quality Center
2 9 (1.03%) Opscode Chef
2 9 (1.03%) yum
3 8 (0.91%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 80 (9.14%) Oracle
2 76 (8.69%) Microsoft
3 27 (3.09%) VMware
4 12 (1.37%) Google
5 10 (1.14%) EMC
6 8 (0.91%) ESRI
6 8 (0.91%) Intel
6 8 (0.91%) HP
6 8 (0.91%) Citrix
6 8 (0.91%) Cisco
6 8 (0.91%) Polycom
6 8 (0.91%) Veeam
6 8 (0.91%) IronPort
6 8 (0.91%) Tableau
7 6 (0.69%) i2
7 6 (0.69%) Greenplum
7 6 (0.69%) Hortonworks
7 6 (0.69%) Cloudera
8 5 (0.57%) Business Objects
8 5 (0.57%) IBM
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