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 14 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
14 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
PhD
Rank 425 523 503
Rank change year-on-year
+98 -20
Permanent jobs citing PhD 604 431 454
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.64% 0.44% 0.47%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.30% 1.60% 1.72%
Number of salaries quoted 521 382 387
Average salary £55,000 £50,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.00% +11.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £32,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £92,500 £85,000 £80,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £45,000 £41,000
% change year-on-year
-5.55% +9.75%
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
26313 26975 26362
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 27.69% 27.55% 27.25%
Number of salaries quoted 21317 21708 20963
Average salary £47,500 £45,000 £44,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% +2.27%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £71,000 £67,500 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £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 14 February 2016.

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 14 February 2016. 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 +79 398 £62,500 +19.04% 44
South East -12 84 £47,500 +11.76% 17
East of England +49 59 £35,088 -22.02% 26
South West -6 19 £44,000 -2.22% 1
North West +40 15 £41,250 +5.76% 3
West Midlands -18 12 £47,500 +26.66% 1
Yorkshire - 12 - - 1
East Midlands - 12 £37,500 - 1
PhD
UK

PhD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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.

1 565 (49.43%) Computer Science
2 534 (46.72%) Python
3 504 (44.09%) Degree
4 482 (42.17%) Java
5 462 (40.42%) C++
6 432 (37.80%) Mathematics
7 368 (32.20%) Algorithms
8 357 (31.23%) Machine Learning
9 342 (29.92%) Software Engineering
10 316 (27.65%) SQL
11 308 (26.95%) Finance
12 298 (26.07%) R
13 280 (24.50%) Analytics
14 264 (23.10%) Big Data
15 260 (22.75%) Physics
16 224 (19.60%) C#
17 204 (17.85%) Statistics
18 195 (17.06%) Analytical Skills
19 182 (15.92%) Linux
20 181 (15.84%) Agile Software Development
20 181 (15.84%) Hadoop
21 166 (14.52%) C
22 161 (14.09%) NoSQL
23 157 (13.74%) OO
24 149 (13.04%) Data Mining
25 132 (11.55%) MATLAB
26 131 (11.46%) JavaScript
27 130 (11.37%) Visualisation
28 113 (9.89%) Scala
29 102 (8.92%) .NET

PhD
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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 82 (7.17%) Apache Spark
2 64 (5.60%) SAS
3 54 (4.72%) Node.js
4 47 (4.11%) Apache Pig
5 22 (1.92%) Apache
6 16 (1.40%) MS Exchange
7 6 (0.52%) Elasticsearch
8 5 (0.44%) Exchange Server 2007
8 5 (0.44%) Skype for Business
9 4 (0.35%) IPython
10 3 (0.26%) Confluence
11 2 (0.17%) Apache Solr
11 2 (0.17%) CMS
12 1 (0.087%) ArcGIS
12 1 (0.087%) CloudStack
12 1 (0.087%) Tomcat
Applications
1 41 (3.59%) MS Excel
2 33 (2.89%) MS Office
3 24 (2.10%) SPSS
4 6 (0.52%) Gephi
4 6 (0.52%) SOLIDWORKS
5 5 (0.44%) Spreadsheet
6 4 (0.35%) Abaqus
6 4 (0.35%) NASTRAN
7 2 (0.17%) MS PowerPoint
7 2 (0.17%) MS Project
7 2 (0.17%) MS Visio
7 2 (0.17%) Weka
8 1 (0.087%) GNU Octave
8 1 (0.087%) Mathematica
8 1 (0.087%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 5 (0.44%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (0.17%) Adaptiv
2 2 (0.17%) ION MarketView
3 1 (0.087%) Towers Watson Igloo
Cloud Services
1 66 (5.77%) Amazon AWS
2 39 (3.41%) Cloud Computing
3 31 (2.71%) Microsoft Azure
4 20 (1.75%) GitHub
5 8 (0.70%) Google Cloud Platform
6 7 (0.61%) Amazon EC2
7 6 (0.52%) Amazon S3
8 5 (0.44%) Amazon EMR
8 5 (0.44%) SaaS
9 3 (0.26%) Google App Engine
10 1 (0.087%) AdWords
10 1 (0.087%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 23 (2.01%) HTTP
2 14 (1.22%) Internet
3 12 (1.05%) Broadband
4 11 (0.96%) TCP/IP
5 9 (0.79%) Ethernet
6 8 (0.70%) Firewall
7 7 (0.61%) DSL
8 6 (0.52%) Network Security
8 6 (0.52%) VPN
8 6 (0.52%) Wireless
9 5 (0.44%) Cisco ASA
9 5 (0.44%) DHCP
9 5 (0.44%) DNS
9 5 (0.44%) SAN
9 5 (0.44%) VoIP
9 5 (0.44%) Wi-Fi
10 3 (0.26%) Bluetooth
11 2 (0.17%) 3GPP
11 2 (0.17%) ADSL
11 2 (0.17%) DVB
Database & Business Intelligence
1 264 (23.10%) Big Data
2 181 (15.84%) Hadoop
3 161 (14.09%) NoSQL
4 149 (13.04%) Data Mining
5 79 (6.91%) MongoDB
6 49 (4.29%) Apache Hive
7 45 (3.94%) Data Warehouse
8 42 (3.67%) PostgreSQL
9 37 (3.24%) Relational Database
10 32 (2.80%) SQL Server
11 29 (2.54%) Neo4j
12 28 (2.45%) Apache Cassandra
13 24 (2.10%) Redis
14 21 (1.84%) MySQL
15 18 (1.57%) GIS
15 18 (1.57%) Pentaho
16 17 (1.49%) CouchDB
17 16 (1.40%) Mahout
17 16 (1.40%) Text Mining
18 14 (1.22%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 46 (4.02%) Git (software)
2 23 (2.01%) Jenkins
3 18 (1.57%) Talend Open Studio
4 17 (1.49%) Mercurial
4 17 (1.49%) Subversion
5 16 (1.40%) Visual Studio
6 15 (1.31%) Maven
7 8 (0.70%) LabVIEW
8 6 (0.52%) JUnit
9 5 (0.44%) Eclipse
9 5 (0.44%) JIRA
9 5 (0.44%) Team Foundation Server
9 5 (0.44%) Vagrant
9 5 (0.44%) Yeoman
10 4 (0.35%) Gradle
11 3 (0.26%) Grunt
12 2 (0.17%) Selenium
13 1 (0.087%) Balsamiq Mockups
13 1 (0.087%) JMeter
13 1 (0.087%) TestNG
General
1 308 (26.95%) Finance
2 64 (5.60%) Games
3 59 (5.16%) Front Office
4 58 (5.07%) Marketing
5 40 (3.50%) Pharmaceutical
6 32 (2.80%) Banking
7 29 (2.54%) Telecoms
8 26 (2.27%) Manufacturing
9 24 (2.10%) Electronics
10 22 (1.92%) Retail
11 17 (1.49%) Aerospace
11 17 (1.49%) Automotive
12 16 (1.40%) Investment Banking
12 16 (1.40%) Publishing
13 13 (1.14%) Financial Institution
14 10 (0.87%) Advertising
15 9 (0.79%) Private Banking
16 4 (0.35%) French Language
16 4 (0.35%) German Language
16 4 (0.35%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 405 (35.43%) Developer
2 249 (21.78%) Data Scientist
3 125 (10.94%) Java Developer
4 100 (8.75%) C++ Developer
5 92 (8.05%) Software Engineer
6 88 (7.70%) Analyst
6 88 (7.70%) C# Developer
7 72 (6.30%) Senior Data Scientist
8 63 (5.51%) Consultant
9 60 (5.25%) Quantitative Developer
10 56 (4.90%) Machine Learning Scientist
11 55 (4.81%) Software Developer
12 52 (4.55%) Graduate
12 52 (4.55%) Python Developer
13 50 (4.37%) .NET Developer
13 50 (4.37%) C# .NET Developer
14 45 (3.94%) Data Consultant
15 40 (3.50%) Senior Developer
16 39 (3.41%) C++ Software Engineer
17 37 (3.24%) C# Quant Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 102 (8.92%) .NET
2 63 (5.51%) Natural Language Processing
3 57 (4.99%) HTML
4 56 (4.90%) SciPy
5 51 (4.46%) NumPy
5 51 (4.46%) XML
6 50 (4.37%) D3.js
7 43 (3.76%) JSON
8 41 (3.59%) OpenGL
8 41 (3.59%) REST
9 39 (3.41%) Pandas
10 37 (3.24%) CSS
11 36 (3.15%) AngularJS
12 31 (2.71%) jQuery
13 30 (2.62%) Middleware
13 30 (2.62%) Qt
14 25 (2.19%) STL
15 24 (2.10%) J2EE
15 24 (2.10%) Pyramid
16 21 (1.84%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 565 (49.43%) Computer Science
2 432 (37.80%) Mathematics
3 368 (32.20%) Algorithms
4 260 (22.75%) Physics
5 204 (17.85%) Statistics
6 195 (17.06%) Analytical Skills
7 130 (11.37%) Visualisation
8 76 (6.65%) Data Structures
9 68 (5.95%) Hedge funds
10 53 (4.64%) Artificial Intelligence
11 48 (4.20%) Applied Mathematics
12 39 (3.41%) Fixed Income
13 34 (2.97%) Life Science
14 31 (2.71%) Biology
15 30 (2.62%) 3D Graphics
16 29 (2.54%) CUDA
16 29 (2.54%) Management Information System
17 28 (2.45%) Fintech
18 24 (2.10%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
19 20 (1.75%) Chemistry
Operating Systems
1 182 (15.92%) Linux
2 88 (7.70%) Windows
3 72 (6.30%) Unix
4 32 (2.80%) Windows Server
5 30 (2.62%) Apple iOS
6 29 (2.54%) Android
7 17 (1.49%) CentOS
8 11 (0.96%) Windows 7
8 11 (0.96%) Windows Server 2008
9 7 (0.61%) Debian
9 7 (0.61%) Fedora
9 7 (0.61%) SUSE
9 7 (0.61%) Ubuntu
10 5 (0.44%) Mac OS X
10 5 (0.44%) Windows 8
10 5 (0.44%) Windows Server 2003
10 5 (0.44%) Windows XP
11 3 (0.26%) Solaris
12 1 (0.087%) Embedded Linux
12 1 (0.087%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 357 (31.23%) Machine Learning
2 342 (29.92%) Software Engineering
3 280 (24.50%) Analytics
4 181 (15.84%) Agile Software Development
5 157 (13.74%) OO
6 98 (8.57%) Data Analytics
7 93 (8.14%) Data Analysis
8 88 (7.70%) Data Visualisation
9 81 (7.09%) Statistical Modelling
10 76 (6.65%) Open Source
11 71 (6.21%) TDD
12 67 (5.86%) Business Intelligence
12 67 (5.86%) Low Latency
13 57 (4.99%) OOD
14 56 (4.90%) Continuous Integration
14 56 (4.90%) Predictive Modelling
15 48 (4.20%) Multithreading
16 47 (4.11%) Bioinformatics
17 46 (4.02%) ETL
17 46 (4.02%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 534 (46.72%) Python
2 482 (42.17%) Java
3 462 (40.42%) C++
4 316 (27.65%) SQL
5 298 (26.07%) R
6 224 (19.60%) C#
7 166 (14.52%) C
8 132 (11.55%) MATLAB
9 131 (11.46%) JavaScript
10 113 (9.89%) Scala
11 87 (7.61%) Perl
12 59 (5.16%) Ruby
13 50 (4.37%) VBA
14 32 (2.80%) Bash Shell
15 29 (2.54%) VB.NET
16 24 (2.10%) Clojure
17 23 (2.01%) Shell Script
18 20 (1.75%) Erlang
19 16 (1.40%) F#
20 13 (1.14%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 504 (44.09%) Degree
2 20 (1.75%) Security Cleared
3 16 (1.40%) DV Cleared
4 9 (0.79%) MBA
4 9 (0.79%) SC Cleared
5 7 (0.61%) CFA
5 7 (0.61%) PMI Certification
6 5 (0.44%) CISSP
6 5 (0.44%) Postgraduate
7 4 (0.35%) Microsoft Certification
8 3 (0.26%) CCNA
8 3 (0.26%) CCNP
8 3 (0.26%) CISA
8 3 (0.26%) Cisco Certification
8 3 (0.26%) CISM
8 3 (0.26%) GIAC
9 2 (0.17%) CLAS
9 2 (0.17%) PMP
10 1 (0.087%) CESG Certified Professional
10 1 (0.087%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (0.79%) QA
2 5 (0.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (0.35%) Basel II
4 3 (0.26%) Data Quality
4 3 (0.26%) GCP
4 3 (0.26%) GLP
4 3 (0.26%) GMP
4 3 (0.26%) GxP
5 2 (0.17%) DO-254
5 2 (0.17%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 2 (0.17%) ISO27005
5 2 (0.17%) RMADS
6 1 (0.087%) COSHH
6 1 (0.087%) Solvency II
System Software
1 33 (2.89%) Docker
2 16 (1.40%) Active Directory
2 16 (1.40%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (1.31%) XenServer
4 11 (0.96%) VMware ESX
4 11 (0.96%) VMware Workstation
5 10 (0.87%) iptables
5 10 (0.87%) Xen
6 7 (0.61%) Firmware
7 6 (0.52%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 5 (0.44%) VirtualBox
9 3 (0.26%) vSphere
9 3 (0.26%) XenApp
10 2 (0.17%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 18 (1.57%) Puppet
2 5 (0.44%) Backup Exec
2 5 (0.44%) EMC NetWorker
3 4 (0.35%) XenMobile
4 3 (0.26%) OPNET
5 2 (0.17%) Ansible
6 1 (0.087%) Mesos
Vendors
1 54 (4.72%) Oracle
2 47 (4.11%) Microsoft
3 37 (3.24%) Google
4 32 (2.80%) Cloudera
5 30 (2.62%) Greenplum
5 30 (2.62%) Hortonworks
6 22 (1.92%) Bloomberg
6 22 (1.92%) Facebook
7 18 (1.57%) MuleSoft
7 18 (1.57%) Talend
8 17 (1.49%) Red Hat
8 17 (1.49%) Tableau
9 16 (1.40%) VMware
10 11 (0.96%) ESRI
11 10 (0.87%) i2
12 8 (0.70%) Fidessa
13 7 (0.61%) GL TRADE
13 7 (0.61%) NYFIX
13 7 (0.61%) Patsystems
13 7 (0.61%) Reuters
Worcester, Worcestershire
Provide Consulting Ltd
Salary: bonus
Posted: Yesterday
London
Colston Consulting
Salary: £0 - £65000 per annum, Benefits 17% salary flex benefits + bonus
Posted: Yesterday
London
Westbourne Partners
Salary: From £50,000 to £90,000 per annum Level of salary really dependent on
Posted: Yesterday
Stevenage, Hertfordshire
People Source Consulting
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + bonus and benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Central London / West End
IT Connections
Salary: £35,000 to £45,000
Posted: Yesterday
Borehamwood, Hertfordshire
IT Connections
Salary: £30,000 to £34,000
Posted: Yesterday
Watford, Hertfordshire
Client Server
Salary: £30k to £45k + options + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Surrey
Edissero Ltd
Salary: benefits
Posted: Yesterday
East London
Opus Resourcing Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £65000 per annum + Bens + Bonus
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £50,000 - £90,000
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Parallel Consulting
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + Car + Bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Parallel Consulting
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + 5%
Posted: 2 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Quant Capital
Salary: Up to £75,000 per annum +Bonus + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Central London / West End
Client Server
Salary: £90k to £110k + equity + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Central London / West End
Tindall IT Resourcing
Salary: GBP 25 - 55k Neg on experience +bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum + bens - shares, pens, health+
Posted: 2 days ago
Abingdon, Oxfordshire
Real Time Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 40,000 - 50,000 + Government Sector pension
Posted: 2 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
ECM Selection
Salary: to £47,000
Posted: 2 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
ECM Selection
Salary: to £47k
Posted: 2 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
ECM Selection
Salary: to £55,000
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Oxbridge Answers
Salary: 55000 - 65000
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Empiric.com
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Client Server
Salary: £75k to £90k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
London
ClearCube Consulting
Salary: From £80,000 to £90,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
West London
Client Server
Salary: £40k to £50k + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Banbury, Oxfordshire
Manor F1 Team
Salary: Depends on experience
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Durlston Partners
Salary: From £65,000 to £90,000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
London
ConSol Partners
Salary: £60000 - £80000 per annum + Equity
Posted: 4 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Client Server
Salary: £50k to £60k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Quant Capital
Salary: Up to £50,000 per annum Bonus Medical Pension
Posted: 4 days ago