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

Location
3 months to
2 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
PhD
Rank 468 451 498
Rank change year-on-year
-17 +47
Permanent jobs citing PhD 455 553 420
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.44% 0.51% 0.42%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.62% 1.89% 1.54%
Number of salaries quoted 389 477 351
Average salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £30,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £86,750 £80,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £42,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-4.76% +12.00%
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
28057 29237 27206
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 27.16% 26.97% 26.99%
Number of salaries quoted 22808 22872 22336
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%

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 2 September 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 2 September 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 -8 314 £60,000 +20.00% 35
East of England +13 55 £42,500 +21.42% 22
South East -84 46 £40,000 +11.88% 11
East Midlands +11 26 £40,000 +10.34% 1
North East +3 11 £40,000 - 2
West Midlands -3 7 £40,000 -
Yorkshire +16 5 £41,250 +96.42%
South West -43 3 £45,000 -2.43% 2
North West - 3 £35,000 - 1
PhD
UK

PhD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 2 September 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.

1 457 (52.83%) Computer Science
2 402 (46.47%) Degree
3 358 (41.39%) C++
4 346 (40.00%) Mathematics
5 338 (39.08%) Java
6 329 (38.03%) Python
7 310 (35.84%) Software Engineering
8 246 (28.44%) Finance
9 229 (26.47%) C#
9 229 (26.47%) SQL
10 223 (25.78%) Physics
11 212 (24.51%) Algorithms
12 211 (24.39%) Analytical Skills
13 205 (23.70%) Linux
14 181 (20.92%) Agile Software Development
15 180 (20.81%) Analytics
16 161 (18.61%) R
17 158 (18.27%) Statistics
18 157 (18.15%) Big Data
19 135 (15.61%) OO
20 132 (15.26%) Windows
21 127 (14.68%) C
22 100 (11.56%) Machine Learning
23 96 (11.10%) JavaScript
24 94 (10.87%) Hadoop
25 83 (9.60%) Visualisation
26 82 (9.48%) MATLAB
27 79 (9.13%) Hedge funds
28 76 (8.79%) Oracle
29 72 (8.32%) Data Mining

PhD
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 65 (7.51%) SAS
2 30 (3.47%) MS Exchange
3 23 (2.66%) Apache Spark
4 18 (2.08%) Apache Pig
5 16 (1.85%) Exchange Server 2007
5 16 (1.85%) Lync
5 16 (1.85%) Node.js
6 14 (1.62%) Apache Solr
7 8 (0.92%) Elasticsearch
8 4 (0.46%) JBoss
9 3 (0.35%) Apache
9 3 (0.35%) Tomcat
10 2 (0.23%) CMS
11 1 (0.12%) Moodle
11 1 (0.12%) OpenStack
Applications
1 41 (4.74%) MS Office
2 28 (3.24%) SPSS
3 23 (2.66%) MS Excel
4 6 (0.69%) CPLEX
5 4 (0.46%) Stata
5 4 (0.46%) Simulink
6 3 (0.35%) Mathematica
7 2 (0.23%) FrameMaker
7 2 (0.23%) MS Visio
8 1 (0.12%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (0.58%) Unica
Cloud Services
1 19 (2.20%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (1.16%) SaaS
2 10 (1.16%) Cloud Computing
3 8 (0.92%) Google Analytics
4 7 (0.81%) Microsoft Azure
5 6 (0.69%) Amazon EMR
5 6 (0.69%) Azure Machine Learning
6 3 (0.35%) IaaS
6 3 (0.35%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (0.12%) Amazon S3
7 1 (0.12%) Google App Engine
7 1 (0.12%) PaaS
7 1 (0.12%) Amazon SQS
7 1 (0.12%) Adobe Analytics
7 1 (0.12%) Google Apps
7 1 (0.12%) GitHub
7 1 (0.12%) HP Helion
7 1 (0.12%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 31 (3.58%) TCP/IP
2 21 (2.43%) SAN
3 19 (2.20%) Internet
4 18 (2.08%) DHCP
4 18 (2.08%) Ethernet
4 18 (2.08%) DNS
5 17 (1.97%) HTTP
5 17 (1.97%) Firewall
6 16 (1.85%) VPN
6 16 (1.85%) Broadband
6 16 (1.85%) VoIP
6 16 (1.85%) Cisco ASA
7 13 (1.50%) Wireless
8 7 (0.81%) Software-Defined Radio
9 4 (0.46%) WAN
9 4 (0.46%) LAN
10 3 (0.35%) 3GPP
11 2 (0.23%) LTE
11 2 (0.23%) Network Security
11 2 (0.23%) Radio Access Network
Database & Business Intelligence
1 157 (18.15%) Big Data
2 94 (10.87%) Hadoop
3 72 (8.32%) Data Mining
4 48 (5.55%) NoSQL
5 40 (4.62%) MongoDB
6 31 (3.58%) MySQL
7 28 (3.24%) Relational Database
8 25 (2.89%) Apache Hive
9 19 (2.20%) PostgreSQL
10 13 (1.50%) Apache Cassandra
11 11 (1.27%) HBase
11 11 (1.27%) Text Mining
12 10 (1.16%) Data Warehouse
13 9 (1.04%) Oracle Reports
14 8 (0.92%) SQL Server
14 8 (0.92%) Redis
14 8 (0.92%) CouchDB
15 7 (0.81%) Mahout
15 7 (0.81%) QlikView
16 6 (0.69%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 38 (4.39%) Git (software)
2 37 (4.28%) Visual Studio
3 29 (3.35%) Mercurial
4 19 (2.20%) LabVIEW
5 14 (1.62%) Subversion
6 13 (1.50%) Eclipse
7 9 (1.04%) Maven
8 7 (0.81%) Selenium
8 7 (0.81%) Gradle
9 6 (0.69%) Team Foundation Server
9 6 (0.69%) Jenkins
10 5 (0.58%) Rational DOORS
11 4 (0.46%) LLVM
11 4 (0.46%) JUnit
11 4 (0.46%) Eclipse RCP
12 3 (0.35%) YourKit
13 1 (0.12%) gulp
13 1 (0.12%) Grunt
13 1 (0.12%) Bower
13 1 (0.12%) Ant
General
1 246 (28.44%) Finance
2 63 (7.28%) Games
3 53 (6.13%) Marketing
4 46 (5.32%) Front Office
5 41 (4.74%) Electronics
6 40 (4.62%) Banking
7 30 (3.47%) Telecoms
8 24 (2.77%) Retail
9 15 (1.73%) Financial Institution
10 10 (1.16%) Pharmaceutical
10 10 (1.16%) Military
11 8 (0.92%) Wholesale Banking
11 8 (0.92%) Aerospace
12 7 (0.81%) Investment Banking
13 6 (0.69%) Publishing
14 4 (0.46%) Law
14 4 (0.46%) Avionics
15 3 (0.35%) Manufacturing
15 3 (0.35%) Automotive
16 2 (0.23%) Legal
Job Titles
1 321 (37.11%) Developer
2 147 (16.99%) Data Scientist
3 137 (15.84%) Software Engineer
4 76 (8.79%) Graduate
5 75 (8.67%) Java Developer
6 64 (7.40%) C# Developer
7 52 (6.01%) C++ Software Engineer
8 49 (5.66%) Analyst
9 45 (5.20%) Software Developer
10 42 (4.86%) Consultant
10 42 (4.86%) Python Developer
11 40 (4.62%) Junior
12 36 (4.16%) Senior Developer
12 36 (4.16%) C++ Developer
13 29 (3.35%) Quantitative Developer
13 29 (3.35%) Senior Java Developer
14 28 (3.24%) C# .NET Developer
15 22 (2.54%) IT Support
15 22 (2.54%) Architect
16 20 (2.31%) Junior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 68 (7.86%) .NET
2 48 (5.55%) HTML
3 40 (4.62%) NumPy
4 37 (4.28%) jQuery
5 36 (4.16%) XML
6 35 (4.05%) CSS
6 35 (4.05%) SciPy
6 35 (4.05%) D3.js
6 35 (4.05%) Pandas
7 33 (3.82%) OpenGL
8 29 (3.35%) Highcharts JS
8 29 (3.35%) Matplotlib
8 29 (3.35%) Pyramid
9 23 (2.66%) Web Services
10 20 (2.31%) ASP.NET
10 20 (2.31%) WPF
11 18 (2.08%) DirectX
11 18 (2.08%) Unity (Game Engine)
12 17 (1.97%) HTML5
13 16 (1.85%) Natural Language Processing
Miscellaneous
1 457 (52.83%) Computer Science
2 346 (40.00%) Mathematics
3 223 (25.78%) Physics
4 212 (24.51%) Algorithms
5 211 (24.39%) Analytical Skills
6 158 (18.27%) Statistics
7 83 (9.60%) Visualisation
8 79 (9.13%) Hedge funds
9 49 (5.66%) Data Structures
10 42 (4.86%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 34 (3.93%) Derivative
12 32 (3.70%) Artificial Intelligence
13 29 (3.35%) 3D Graphics
14 24 (2.77%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
15 23 (2.66%) Applied Mathematics
16 21 (2.43%) Fixed Income
17 20 (2.31%) Economics
17 20 (2.31%) Embedded Systems
18 18 (2.08%) Chemistry
18 18 (2.08%) VHDL
Operating Systems
1 205 (23.70%) Linux
2 132 (15.26%) Windows
3 56 (6.47%) UNIX
4 17 (1.97%) Windows Server 2003
5 16 (1.85%) Windows XP
5 16 (1.85%) Windows Server 2008
5 16 (1.85%) Windows 8
6 15 (1.73%) Windows 7
7 13 (1.50%) Android
8 5 (0.58%) Mac OS X
9 4 (0.46%) Apple iOS
10 3 (0.35%) Embedded Linux
11 2 (0.23%) CentOS
11 2 (0.23%) Solaris
12 1 (0.12%) SUSE
12 1 (0.12%) Debian
12 1 (0.12%) Fedora
12 1 (0.12%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 310 (35.84%) Software Engineering
2 181 (20.92%) Agile Software Development
3 180 (20.81%) Analytics
4 135 (15.61%) OO
5 100 (11.56%) Machine Learning
6 69 (7.98%) Data Analysis
7 63 (7.28%) Continuous Integration
8 62 (7.17%) TDD
9 60 (6.94%) OOD
10 55 (6.36%) Unit Testing
11 50 (5.78%) Multithreading
11 50 (5.78%) Refactoring
12 49 (5.66%) Statistical Modelling
13 47 (5.43%) Web Development
14 38 (4.39%) Signal Processing
15 36 (4.16%) Software Architecture
15 36 (4.16%) Open Source
16 32 (3.70%) Scrum
17 31 (3.58%) Image Processing
18 30 (3.47%) Predictive Modelling
Programming Languages
1 358 (41.39%) C++
2 338 (39.08%) Java
3 329 (38.03%) Python
4 229 (26.47%) SQL
4 229 (26.47%) C#
5 161 (18.61%) R
6 127 (14.68%) C
7 96 (11.10%) JavaScript
8 82 (9.48%) MATLAB
9 59 (6.82%) Perl
10 45 (5.20%) Scala
11 42 (4.86%) Ruby
12 37 (4.28%) VBA
13 18 (2.08%) HLSL
14 17 (1.97%) Embedded C
15 14 (1.62%) PowerShell
15 14 (1.62%) Shell Script
16 11 (1.27%) Bash Shell
16 11 (1.27%) PHP
17 9 (1.04%) Fortran
Qualifications
1 402 (46.47%) Degree
2 12 (1.39%) Security Cleared
3 10 (1.16%) CCNA
3 10 (1.16%) Cisco Certification
4 9 (1.04%) Microsoft Certification
4 9 (1.04%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 8 (0.92%) MCP
5 8 (0.92%) MCSA
5 8 (0.92%) CCNP
6 4 (0.46%) SC Cleared
6 4 (0.46%) DV Cleared
7 3 (0.35%) Chartered Engineer
7 3 (0.35%) PMP
7 3 (0.35%) PMI Certification
8 2 (0.23%) MBA
8 2 (0.23%) GCIH
8 2 (0.23%) GCFA
8 2 (0.23%) CFA
8 2 (0.23%) Postgraduate
8 2 (0.23%) GREM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (0.92%) QA
2 2 (0.23%) ISO 9001
2 2 (0.23%) CRD IV
3 1 (0.12%) Basel II
3 1 (0.12%) Basel III
System Software
1 34 (3.93%) VMware Infrastructure
2 32 (3.70%) Active Directory
3 16 (1.85%) VMware ESX
3 16 (1.85%) VMware Workstation
3 16 (1.85%) XenApp
3 16 (1.85%) XenServer
3 16 (1.85%) vSphere
4 15 (1.73%) Firmware
5 4 (0.46%) HDFS
6 1 (0.12%) NFS
6 1 (0.12%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.12%) Samba
6 1 (0.12%) Squid
6 1 (0.12%) VirtualBox
6 1 (0.12%) pfSense
6 1 (0.12%) Docker
Systems Management
1 16 (1.85%) Backup Exec
2 12 (1.39%) OPNET
3 2 (0.23%) EMC NetWorker
4 1 (0.12%) Puppet
4 1 (0.12%) Vagrant
4 1 (0.12%) NetBackup
4 1 (0.12%) Nagios
Vendors
1 76 (8.79%) Oracle
2 45 (5.20%) Microsoft
3 34 (3.93%) VMware
4 18 (2.08%) EMC
4 18 (2.08%) Cisco
5 17 (1.97%) HP
6 16 (1.85%) Polycom
6 16 (1.85%) Veeam
6 16 (1.85%) IronPort
6 16 (1.85%) Citrix
7 14 (1.62%) Greenplum
7 14 (1.62%) Google
7 14 (1.62%) Hortonworks
7 14 (1.62%) Cloudera
8 12 (1.39%) Tableau
9 11 (1.27%) ESRI
10 9 (1.04%) i2
11 7 (0.81%) IBM
12 5 (0.58%) Intel
12 5 (0.58%) ILOG
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Salary: £25000 - £45000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Hudson IT
Salary: £24000 - £28000 per annum + bonus & excellent benefits
Posted: 4 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
ECM Selection
Salary: £Excellent
Posted: 5 hours ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Salary: £50000 - £140000 per annum + stock options
Posted: 7 hours ago
London
Colston Consulting
Salary: £45k - 90k per year
Posted: 9 hours ago
Durham, County Durham
IT Connections
Salary: £20,000 to £30,000
Posted: 10 hours ago
Durham, County Durham
IT Connections
Salary: £25,000 to £35,000
Posted: 10 hours ago
London
Parallel Consulting
Salary: £80000 - £120000 per annum + package
Posted: 10 hours ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Quant Capital
Salary: Up to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 11 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Client Server
Salary: benefits
Posted: 21 hours ago
London
First Point
Posted: 21 hours ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Salary: stock options
Posted: 21 hours ago
London
Oho Group Ltd.
Salary: £26k - 35k per year + bonus + shares
Posted: Yesterday
Surrey
ECM Selection
Salary: to £50k DoE
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £100000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £65000 - £90000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Verticality Ltd
Salary: To £50k DOE + Extensive benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Parallel Consulting
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Oxfordshire
Provide Consulting Ltd
Salary: benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
ECM Selection
Salary: £40,000 DoE
Posted: Yesterday