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

Location
3 months to
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
PhD
Rank 484 461 472
Rank change year-on-year
-23 +11
Permanent jobs citing PhD 447 469 464
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.43% 0.47% 0.43%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.56% 1.73% 1.52%
Number of salaries quoted 396 390 402
Average salary £47,500 £45,000 £43,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% +2.85%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £80,000 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
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
28566 27086 30468
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 27.58% 26.93% 28.32%
Number of salaries quoted 22991 21625 25793
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 £27,250
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,500 £67,500
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 24 December 2014.

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 24 December 2014. 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 -31 248 £50,000 - 14
South East +38 129 £42,500 +6.25% 14
East of England -33 27 £35,000 -6.66% 28
South West +5 26 £45,000 -21.73%
North West -6 10 £27,500 -45.00% 2
North East -15 9 £40,000 -5.88% 1
West Midlands -16 4 £37,500 +15.38% 1
Yorkshire -25 3 £33,500 -25.55% 2
East Midlands -10 2 £32,500 -7.14%
PhD
UK

PhD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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.

1 455 (48.51%) Degree
2 390 (41.58%) Computer Science
3 380 (40.51%) Java
4 367 (39.13%) C++
5 349 (37.21%) Software Engineering
6 338 (36.03%) Mathematics
7 245 (26.12%) Algorithms
8 232 (24.73%) Python
9 223 (23.77%) SQL
10 201 (21.43%) Finance
11 200 (21.32%) Agile Software Development
11 200 (21.32%) Physics
12 192 (20.47%) Linux
13 191 (20.36%) C#
14 186 (19.83%) OO
15 175 (18.66%) Analytics
16 157 (16.74%) R
17 156 (16.63%) C
18 133 (14.18%) Windows
19 123 (13.11%) Big Data
20 118 (12.58%) Statistics
21 110 (11.73%) MATLAB
22 108 (11.51%) Analytical Skills
23 102 (10.87%) JavaScript
23 102 (10.87%) .NET
23 102 (10.87%) Oracle
24 100 (10.66%) Data Analysis
25 92 (9.81%) Hadoop
26 85 (9.06%) Pharmaceutical
27 83 (8.85%) Microsoft

PhD
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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 67 (7.14%) SAS
2 29 (3.09%) MS Exchange
3 19 (2.03%) Apache Pig
4 13 (1.39%) Mule
5 10 (1.07%) Lync
5 10 (1.07%) Exchange Server 2007
6 5 (0.53%) Apache Spark
7 3 (0.32%) Node.js
7 3 (0.32%) Elasticsearch
7 3 (0.32%) Apache
7 3 (0.32%) ArcGIS
7 3 (0.32%) IBM HTTP Server
8 2 (0.21%) SharePoint
9 1 (0.11%) Tomcat
9 1 (0.11%) Oracle Coherence
Applications
1 59 (6.29%) MS Excel
2 45 (4.80%) SPSS
3 36 (3.84%) MS Office
4 28 (2.99%) MS PowerPoint
5 16 (1.71%) CPLEX
6 11 (1.17%) Weka
7 10 (1.07%) Mathematica
8 5 (0.53%) NASTRAN
9 4 (0.43%) Stata
10 3 (0.32%) Simulink
11 2 (0.21%) S-PLUS
12 1 (0.11%) MS Visio
12 1 (0.11%) Pro/ENGINEER
12 1 (0.11%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 4 (0.43%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (0.11%) Google Analytics
Cloud Services
1 8 (0.85%) Cloud Computing
2 6 (0.64%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (0.32%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (0.21%) SaaS
5 1 (0.11%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 27 (2.88%) SAN
2 18 (1.92%) TCP/IP
3 17 (1.81%) HTTP
4 12 (1.28%) Firewall
4 12 (1.28%) Internet
5 11 (1.17%) Wireless
6 10 (1.07%) VPN
6 10 (1.07%) DNS
6 10 (1.07%) VoIP
6 10 (1.07%) DHCP
6 10 (1.07%) Cisco ASA
7 6 (0.64%) Gigabit Ethernet
8 3 (0.32%) Ethernet
9 2 (0.21%) Bluetooth
9 2 (0.21%) 3G
9 2 (0.21%) DVB
9 2 (0.21%) TETRA
9 2 (0.21%) Wi-Fi
9 2 (0.21%) Software-Defined Radio
10 1 (0.11%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 123 (13.11%) Big Data
2 92 (9.81%) Hadoop
3 59 (6.29%) Data Mining
4 53 (5.65%) Relational Database
5 49 (5.22%) SQL Server
6 48 (5.12%) MySQL
7 30 (3.20%) MongoDB
8 26 (2.77%) NoSQL
9 22 (2.35%) Mahout
10 15 (1.60%) OLTP
11 13 (1.39%) CouchDB
11 13 (1.39%) Redis
11 13 (1.39%) SQL Server 2012
12 9 (0.96%) Apache Hive
13 8 (0.85%) SQL Server 2008
13 8 (0.85%) Base SAS
13 8 (0.85%) RDBMS
14 7 (0.75%) SAS Enterprise Miner
15 5 (0.53%) PostgreSQL
15 5 (0.53%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 36 (3.84%) Eclipse
2 30 (3.20%) Git (software)
3 21 (2.24%) Maven
4 17 (1.81%) Jenkins
5 16 (1.71%) YourKit
6 12 (1.28%) Gradle
6 12 (1.28%) Subversion
7 11 (1.17%) Selenium
8 10 (1.07%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 10 (1.07%) QuickTest Pro
8 10 (1.07%) JMeter
8 10 (1.07%) JUnit
8 10 (1.07%) Visual Studio
9 6 (0.64%) Ant
9 6 (0.64%) Mercurial
10 5 (0.53%) Jasmine
11 4 (0.43%) JIRA
12 3 (0.32%) Webistrano
12 3 (0.32%) Grunt
13 2 (0.21%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 201 (21.43%) Finance
2 85 (9.06%) Pharmaceutical
3 50 (5.33%) Banking
4 36 (3.84%) Electronics
5 33 (3.52%) Games
6 31 (3.30%) Retail
7 28 (2.99%) Financial Institution
8 27 (2.88%) Front Office
9 22 (2.35%) Marketing
10 17 (1.81%) Telecoms
11 16 (1.71%) Manufacturing
12 13 (1.39%) Aerospace
13 11 (1.17%) Investment Banking
14 9 (0.96%) Legal
15 7 (0.75%) Back Office
16 6 (0.64%) Law
16 6 (0.64%) Advertising
17 4 (0.43%) Military
18 2 (0.21%) French Language
18 2 (0.21%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 372 (39.66%) Developer
2 164 (17.48%) Software Engineer
3 136 (14.50%) Java Developer
4 100 (10.66%) Data Scientist
5 99 (10.55%) Software Developer
6 97 (10.34%) Analyst
7 88 (9.38%) Graduate
8 61 (6.50%) C# Developer
9 47 (5.01%) C# .NET Developer
10 43 (4.58%) Consultant
11 41 (4.37%) Senior Developer
11 41 (4.37%) C++ Developer
12 39 (4.16%) Junior
13 34 (3.62%) Junior Developer
14 33 (3.52%) C++ Software Engineer
15 30 (3.20%) Research Engineer
16 29 (3.09%) Research Scientist
17 28 (2.99%) Data Analyst
18 27 (2.88%) Senior Java Developer
19 25 (2.67%) Graduate Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 102 (10.87%) .NET
2 68 (7.25%) HTML
3 52 (5.54%) jQuery
4 47 (5.01%) CSS
5 46 (4.90%) Web Services
6 41 (4.37%) XML
7 39 (4.16%) HTML5
8 38 (4.05%) ASP.NET
9 36 (3.84%) Spring
10 34 (3.62%) J2EE
10 34 (3.62%) REST
11 31 (3.30%) Hibernate
12 27 (2.88%) Swing
13 26 (2.77%) JSON
14 25 (2.67%) CSS3
15 22 (2.35%) WinForms
16 21 (2.24%) Cascading
17 20 (2.13%) Java SE
18 19 (2.03%) Software Packaging
18 19 (2.03%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 390 (41.58%) Computer Science
2 338 (36.03%) Mathematics
3 245 (26.12%) Algorithms
4 200 (21.32%) Physics
5 118 (12.58%) Statistics
6 108 (11.51%) Analytical Skills
7 72 (7.68%) Chemistry
8 70 (7.46%) Visualisation
9 61 (6.50%) Life Science
10 54 (5.76%) Hedge funds
11 45 (4.80%) Artificial Intelligence
12 44 (4.69%) Biology
13 36 (3.84%) Economics
14 35 (3.73%) Biotechnology
15 34 (3.62%) Data Structures
16 30 (3.20%) Applied Mathematics
17 29 (3.09%) 3D Graphics
18 26 (2.77%) BBC
18 26 (2.77%) Open Source
19 25 (2.67%) iDTV
Operating Systems
1 192 (20.47%) Linux
2 133 (14.18%) Windows
3 40 (4.26%) UNIX
4 20 (2.13%) Windows Server 2008
5 19 (2.03%) Windows 7
6 16 (1.71%) Solaris
7 14 (1.49%) Mac OS X
8 12 (1.28%) Android
9 10 (1.07%) Windows 8
9 10 (1.07%) Windows XP
9 10 (1.07%) Windows Server 2003
10 6 (0.64%) AIX
11 4 (0.43%) Apple iOS
12 2 (0.21%) Debian
12 2 (0.21%) Ubuntu
13 1 (0.11%) Embedded Linux
13 1 (0.11%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 349 (37.21%) Software Engineering
2 200 (21.32%) Agile Software Development
3 186 (19.83%) OO
4 175 (18.66%) Analytics
5 100 (10.66%) Data Analysis
6 81 (8.64%) Machine Learning
7 74 (7.89%) OOD
8 73 (7.78%) TDD
9 72 (7.68%) Multithreading
10 53 (5.65%) Statistical Modelling
11 52 (5.54%) Bioinformatics
12 49 (5.22%) Information Security
12 49 (5.22%) Signal Processing
13 47 (5.01%) Continuous Integration
14 46 (4.90%) Bayesian Methods
15 43 (4.58%) Web Development
16 42 (4.48%) Scrum
17 41 (4.37%) MapReduce
18 37 (3.94%) MVC
19 35 (3.73%) Econometrics
Programming Languages
1 380 (40.51%) Java
2 367 (39.13%) C++
3 232 (24.73%) Python
4 223 (23.77%) SQL
5 191 (20.36%) C#
6 157 (16.74%) R
7 156 (16.63%) C
8 110 (11.73%) MATLAB
9 102 (10.87%) JavaScript
10 68 (7.25%) Perl
11 58 (6.18%) Scala
12 32 (3.41%) PL/SQL
13 31 (3.30%) Fortran
14 26 (2.77%) PowerShell
14 26 (2.77%) Ruby
15 21 (2.24%) VB.NET
16 14 (1.49%) Assembly Language
16 14 (1.49%) Clojure
17 12 (1.28%) VB
18 9 (0.96%) VBA
Qualifications
1 455 (48.51%) Degree
2 29 (3.09%) HND
3 25 (2.67%) Security Cleared
4 23 (2.45%) HNC
4 23 (2.45%) CIPD
5 16 (1.71%) SC Cleared
6 15 (1.60%) ISEB
7 12 (1.28%) CISSP
7 12 (1.28%) CISMP
7 12 (1.28%) CISM
8 11 (1.17%) DV Cleared
8 11 (1.17%) Microsoft Certification
9 9 (0.96%) MBA
10 7 (0.75%) PMI Certification
11 6 (0.64%) Postgraduate
12 4 (0.43%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 3 (0.32%) Chartered Engineer
14 1 (0.11%) SAS Certification
14 1 (0.11%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (1.60%) QA
2 12 (1.28%) PCI DSS
3 10 (1.07%) GLP
4 4 (0.43%) ISO 9001
5 3 (0.32%) Data Quality
6 2 (0.21%) GMP
6 2 (0.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 2 (0.21%) JTAG
7 1 (0.11%) DO-178B
7 1 (0.11%) Basel III
7 1 (0.11%) Basel II
7 1 (0.11%) IAS 39
System Software
1 31 (3.30%) VMware Infrastructure
2 30 (3.20%) Active Directory
3 19 (2.03%) VMware ESX
3 19 (2.03%) VMware Workstation
4 10 (1.07%) XenApp
4 10 (1.07%) XenServer
5 4 (0.43%) Firmware
6 1 (0.11%) vSphere
6 1 (0.11%) Forefront TMG
6 1 (0.11%) Platform Symphony
Systems Management
1 13 (1.39%) yum
1 13 (1.39%) Opscode Chef
2 10 (1.07%) Backup Exec
2 10 (1.07%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (0.21%) Puppet
Vendors
1 102 (10.87%) Oracle
2 83 (8.85%) Microsoft
3 31 (3.30%) VMware
4 11 (1.17%) Cisco
5 10 (1.07%) HP
5 10 (1.07%) EMC
5 10 (1.07%) Citrix
5 10 (1.07%) IronPort
5 10 (1.07%) Polycom
5 10 (1.07%) Veeam
6 9 (0.96%) Google
7 8 (0.85%) ESRI
8 7 (0.75%) Intel
9 5 (0.53%) IBM
9 5 (0.53%) TIBCO
9 5 (0.53%) Juniper
9 5 (0.53%) i2
9 5 (0.53%) Greenplum
9 5 (0.53%) Hortonworks
9 5 (0.53%) Cloudera
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Salary: £40000 - £65000 per annum + bonus and benefits
Posted: 11 hours ago
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Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum + be - 20% bonus, trips, pens +
Posted: 13 hours ago
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IT Connections Ltd
Posted: 2 days ago
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Salary: £20,000 to £30,000
Posted: 2 days ago
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IT Connections
Salary: £25,000 to £35,000
Posted: 2 days ago
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Salary: £35000 - £43000 per annum + Bonus & Benefits
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Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum
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Salary: From £25,000 to £45,000 per annum Best Training + Stock Options + More
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Salary: £70000 - £90000 per annum
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Salary: £60000 - £80000 per annum
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Salary: to £40k DOE
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Salary: £Excellent (DOE) + Benefits
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Salary: £Excellent (DOE) + Benefits
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Salary: to £35k DoE
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