The first table below looks at the demand 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 28 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Qualifications for the England region.

Location
3 months to
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
PhD
Rank 420 510 465
Rank change year-on-year
+90 -45
Permanent jobs citing PhD 597 386 474
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.55% 0.38% 0.43%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.01% 1.39% 1.53%
Number of salaries quoted 513 317 432
Average salary £47,500 £42,500 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.76% -15.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £65,000 £92,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
Qualifications Category
England
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
29706 27697 30988
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 27.15% 27.21% 27.83%
Number of salaries quoted 23439 22567 26764
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -
PhD
UK

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 28 July 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 28 July 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 +84 380 £55,000 +22.22% 52
South East +29 102 £40,000 +6.66% 8
East of England -29 45 £35,000 -22.22% 19
South West +13 41 £45,750 +22.00% 4
West Midlands +1 15 £40,000 +14.28% 1
East Midlands -1 15 £30,000 -7.69% 4
North East -1 5 £32,500 -23.52%
Yorkshire -43 2 £21,000 -35.38% 1
PhD
UK

PhD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 28 July 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.

1 632 (49.84%) Computer Science
2 607 (47.87%) Degree
3 586 (46.21%) Mathematics
3 586 (46.21%) Java
4 526 (41.48%) C++
5 431 (33.99%) Physics
6 420 (33.12%) Software Engineering
7 299 (23.58%) Finance
8 290 (22.87%) Python
9 250 (19.72%) C#
10 241 (19.01%) OO
11 238 (18.77%) Analytics
12 235 (18.53%) SQL
13 197 (15.54%) MATLAB
14 191 (15.06%) Hadoop
15 190 (14.98%) Statistics
16 187 (14.75%) Big Data
16 187 (14.75%) R
17 178 (14.04%) Linux
18 150 (11.83%) C
19 139 (10.96%) Windows
20 129 (10.17%) Oracle
20 129 (10.17%) Agile Software Development
21 126 (9.94%) JavaScript
22 125 (9.86%) .NET
23 123 (9.70%) Scala
24 119 (9.38%) Data Mining
25 116 (9.15%) Machine Learning
26 110 (8.68%) MapReduce
27 98 (7.73%) Games

PhD
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 (5.28%) SAS
2 29 (2.29%) MS Exchange
3 26 (2.05%) Apache Pig
4 22 (1.74%) Tornado
5 12 (0.95%) Apache
6 10 (0.79%) Drupal
6 10 (0.79%) WordPress
7 7 (0.55%) Apache Solr
8 6 (0.47%) SharePoint
8 6 (0.47%) Node.js
9 5 (0.39%) SharePoint 2010
9 5 (0.39%) SharePoint 2013
10 4 (0.32%) IBM HTTP Server
10 4 (0.32%) Mule
10 4 (0.32%) Lync
11 3 (0.24%) Exchange Server 2010
11 3 (0.24%) Exchange Server 2013
11 3 (0.24%) Elasticsearch
11 3 (0.24%) CMS
11 3 (0.24%) IIS
Applications
1 62 (4.89%) SPSS
2 58 (4.57%) MS Excel
3 34 (2.68%) CPLEX
4 29 (2.29%) MS Office
5 16 (1.26%) Mathematica
5 16 (1.26%) MS PowerPoint
6 12 (0.95%) NASTRAN
7 7 (0.55%) Stata
7 7 (0.55%) Simulink
8 6 (0.47%) S-PLUS
9 5 (0.39%) Weka
10 4 (0.32%) Pro/ENGINEER
11 1 (0.079%) Windchill
11 1 (0.079%) AutoCAD
11 1 (0.079%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 32 (2.52%) SunGard APT
2 11 (0.87%) Oracle BPM
3 3 (0.24%) SAP InfiniteInsight
4 2 (0.16%) Google Analytics
4 2 (0.16%) Magento
5 1 (0.079%) Markit EDM
5 1 (0.079%) SiteCatalyst
Cloud Services
1 11 (0.87%) GitHub
2 10 (0.79%) SaaS
3 9 (0.71%) ElastiCache
4 5 (0.39%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (0.079%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.079%) Amazon EMR
Communications & Networking
1 42 (3.31%) HTTP
2 17 (1.34%) Internet
3 15 (1.18%) SAN
4 10 (0.79%) Broadband
4 10 (0.79%) TCP/IP
5 7 (0.55%) TETRA
5 7 (0.55%) Wireless
6 6 (0.47%) Ethernet
7 4 (0.32%) DECT
8 2 (0.16%) GSM
8 2 (0.16%) RTP
8 2 (0.16%) SS7
8 2 (0.16%) Firewall
8 2 (0.16%) NGN
9 1 (0.079%) Cisco ASA
9 1 (0.079%) SSH
9 1 (0.079%) DVB
9 1 (0.079%) VoIP
9 1 (0.079%) VPN
9 1 (0.079%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 191 (15.06%) Hadoop
2 187 (14.75%) Big Data
3 119 (9.38%) Data Mining
4 83 (6.55%) MySQL
5 80 (6.31%) Relational Database
6 74 (5.84%) SQL Server
7 64 (5.05%) Mahout
8 50 (3.94%) NoSQL
9 31 (2.44%) Apache Hive
10 30 (2.37%) MongoDB
11 21 (1.66%) Redis
12 19 (1.50%) SQL Server 2008
13 18 (1.42%) Apache Cassandra
14 17 (1.34%) RDBMS
15 16 (1.26%) CouchDB
16 13 (1.03%) SQL Server 2012
16 13 (1.03%) Oracle Database
16 13 (1.03%) Text Mining
17 11 (0.87%) Cognos Impromptu
17 11 (0.87%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 34 (2.68%) Eclipse
2 26 (2.05%) Git (software)
3 23 (1.81%) Visual Studio
3 23 (1.81%) Maven
4 16 (1.26%) JUnit
4 16 (1.26%) Mercurial
5 15 (1.18%) Selenium
6 14 (1.10%) Subversion
7 10 (0.79%) YourKit
8 9 (0.71%) Ant
8 9 (0.71%) QuickTest Pro
9 8 (0.63%) Jenkins
10 6 (0.47%) Team Foundation Server
11 5 (0.39%) Jasmine
12 4 (0.32%) Gradle
13 3 (0.24%) Karma Test Runner
14 2 (0.16%) LabVIEW
14 2 (0.16%) Talend Open Studio
15 1 (0.079%) Rational Rhapsody
15 1 (0.079%) Sinon.JS
General
1 299 (23.58%) Finance
2 98 (7.73%) Games
3 48 (3.79%) Front Office
3 48 (3.79%) Pharmaceutical
4 45 (3.55%) Banking
5 40 (3.15%) Retail
6 38 (3.00%) Marketing
7 36 (2.84%) Manufacturing
8 31 (2.44%) Electronics
9 29 (2.29%) Financial Institution
9 29 (2.29%) Telecoms
10 24 (1.89%) Advertising
11 19 (1.50%) Aerospace
12 12 (0.95%) Automotive
12 12 (0.95%) Publishing
13 10 (0.79%) Law
13 10 (0.79%) Investment Banking
14 9 (0.71%) Legal
15 4 (0.32%) French Language
16 2 (0.16%) Military
Job Titles
1 560 (44.16%) Developer
2 213 (16.80%) Java Developer
3 196 (15.46%) Software Engineer
4 152 (11.99%) Software Developer
4 152 (11.99%) Data Scientist
5 133 (10.49%) Graduate
6 108 (8.52%) Analyst
7 80 (6.31%) C++ Software Engineer
8 69 (5.44%) C++ Developer
9 62 (4.89%) Senior Developer
10 56 (4.42%) C# Developer
11 51 (4.02%) Statistician
12 50 (3.94%) Quantitative Developer
13 46 (3.63%) Research Engineer
14 43 (3.39%) Junior
15 41 (3.23%) Python Developer
16 40 (3.15%) Consultant
17 36 (2.84%) Quantitative Analyst
17 36 (2.84%) C++ Software Developer
18 32 (2.52%) C# Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 125 (9.86%) .NET
2 110 (8.68%) MapReduce
3 90 (7.10%) HTML
4 69 (5.44%) XML
5 63 (4.97%) jQuery
6 61 (4.81%) CSS
7 57 (4.50%) Web Services
8 53 (4.18%) ASP.NET
9 49 (3.86%) HTML5
10 38 (3.00%) NumPy
11 37 (2.92%) Hibernate
11 37 (2.92%) J2EE
12 33 (2.60%) CSS3
13 30 (2.37%) OpenGL
14 28 (2.21%) JSON
15 27 (2.13%) WPF
15 27 (2.13%) Spring
16 26 (2.05%) Natural Language Processing
17 25 (1.97%) Software Packaging
18 24 (1.89%) EJB
Miscellaneous
1 632 (49.84%) Computer Science
2 586 (46.21%) Mathematics
3 431 (33.99%) Physics
4 190 (14.98%) Statistics
5 92 (7.26%) Visualisation
6 89 (7.02%) Hedge funds
7 69 (5.44%) Economics
8 65 (5.13%) Artificial Intelligence
9 60 (4.73%) 3D Graphics
10 57 (4.50%) Chemistry
11 52 (4.10%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 43 (3.39%) Applied Mathematics
13 39 (3.08%) Life Science
14 37 (2.92%) Biology
15 35 (2.76%) Derivative
16 32 (2.52%) Neural Network
17 30 (2.37%) Digital Media
18 28 (2.21%) Equities
19 24 (1.89%) Enterprise Software
20 20 (1.58%) VHDL
Operating Systems
1 178 (14.04%) Linux
2 139 (10.96%) Windows
3 60 (4.73%) UNIX
4 29 (2.29%) Windows Server 2008
5 25 (1.97%) Windows 7
6 23 (1.81%) Android
7 14 (1.10%) Apple iOS
8 13 (1.03%) Solaris
9 9 (0.71%) AIX
10 5 (0.39%) Mac OS X
11 4 (0.32%) Debian
11 4 (0.32%) Embedded Linux
11 4 (0.32%) Ubuntu
12 3 (0.24%) Windows Server 2012
13 1 (0.079%) CentOS
13 1 (0.079%) Windows 8
13 1 (0.079%) Windows Server 2003
13 1 (0.079%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 420 (33.12%) Software Engineering
2 241 (19.01%) OO
3 238 (18.77%) Analytics
4 129 (10.17%) Agile Software Development
5 116 (9.15%) Machine Learning
6 87 (6.86%) Data Analysis
7 77 (6.07%) OOD
8 70 (5.52%) Multithreading
9 60 (4.73%) TDD
10 59 (4.65%) Signal Processing
11 54 (4.26%) Data Modelling
12 50 (3.94%) Predictive Modelling
12 50 (3.94%) Monte Carlo Method
13 45 (3.55%) Image Processing
13 45 (3.55%) Web Development
14 43 (3.39%) Scrum
15 42 (3.31%) Risk Management
15 42 (3.31%) Unit Testing
16 41 (3.23%) UML
17 40 (3.15%) Algorithmic Trading
Programming Languages
1 586 (46.21%) Java
2 526 (41.48%) C++
3 290 (22.87%) Python
4 250 (19.72%) C#
5 235 (18.53%) SQL
6 197 (15.54%) MATLAB
7 187 (14.75%) R
8 150 (11.83%) C
9 126 (9.94%) JavaScript
10 123 (9.70%) Scala
11 73 (5.76%) Perl
12 36 (2.84%) PowerShell
13 33 (2.60%) Ruby
14 31 (2.44%) Clojure
15 28 (2.21%) VB.NET
16 24 (1.89%) PHP
17 22 (1.74%) Erlang
17 22 (1.74%) Fortran
18 21 (1.66%) Bash Shell
18 21 (1.66%) VBA
Qualifications
1 607 (47.87%) Degree
2 33 (2.60%) Security Cleared
3 22 (1.74%) ISEB
4 20 (1.58%) SC Cleared
4 20 (1.58%) DV Cleared
4 20 (1.58%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 17 (1.34%) HND
6 14 (1.10%) CIPD
7 8 (0.63%) Sun Certification
8 7 (0.55%) MBA
9 4 (0.32%) Postgraduate
10 3 (0.24%) PMI Certification
11 2 (0.16%) PMP
12 1 (0.079%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 1 (0.079%) Cisco Certification
12 1 (0.079%) RHCE
12 1 (0.079%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (0.39%) JTAG
1 5 (0.39%) QA
2 3 (0.24%) Basel III
2 3 (0.24%) IAS 39
2 3 (0.24%) CDISC
3 1 (0.079%) DICOM
3 1 (0.079%) HL7
System Software
1 33 (2.60%) VMware Infrastructure
2 30 (2.37%) Active Directory
3 25 (1.97%) VMware ESX
3 25 (1.97%) VMware Workstation
4 4 (0.32%) XenApp
5 3 (0.24%) XenDesktop
5 3 (0.24%) EMC RecoverPoint
5 3 (0.24%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.079%) XenServer
6 1 (0.079%) Forefront TMG
6 1 (0.079%) vSphere
6 1 (0.079%) KVM
6 1 (0.079%) Squid
6 1 (0.079%) Xen
Systems Management
1 4 (0.32%) Opscode Chef
1 4 (0.32%) YUM
1 4 (0.32%) Puppet
2 3 (0.24%) EMC NetWorker
3 1 (0.079%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 129 (10.17%) Oracle
2 76 (5.99%) Microsoft
3 37 (2.92%) SunGard
4 33 (2.60%) VMware
5 15 (1.18%) Google
6 11 (0.87%) Zend
6 11 (0.87%) JBoss
7 10 (0.79%) EMC
8 8 (0.63%) Sun
9 6 (0.47%) IBM
9 6 (0.47%) TIBCO
9 6 (0.47%) Bloomberg
10 5 (0.39%) Palantir
10 5 (0.39%) Tableau
10 5 (0.39%) Cisco
11 4 (0.32%) HP
11 4 (0.32%) Citrix
11 4 (0.32%) Sybase
11 4 (0.32%) ESRI
11 4 (0.32%) Facebook
Bristol, Avon
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 50,000
Posted: 1 hour ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Quant Capital
Salary: Up to £60,000 per annum Bonus Medical Pension (8%)
Posted: 1 hour ago
Surbiton, Surrey
IT Connections
Salary: £30,000 to £35,000
Posted: 3 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
ECM Selection
Salary: to £highly competitive + benefits
Posted: 4 hours ago
London
Parallel Consulting
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum + excellent bonus, pension
Posted: 6 hours ago
West Sussex
Pharma Division
Salary: £50000.00 - £60000.00 per annum
Posted: 6 hours ago
City, London
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: Circa 27,000 - 30,000
Posted: 7 hours ago
City, London
Apollo Solutions
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Great Package
Posted: 9 hours ago
Central London / West End
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £28000 - £35000 per annum + Bens - bonus, flexi time, more
Posted: Yesterday
Central London / West End
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + be - 20% bonus, trips, pens +
Posted: Yesterday
North West London
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £35000 - £70000 per annum + be - trips, food +
Posted: Yesterday
Central London / West End
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £40000 - £70000 per annum + be - 20% bonus, trips, pens +
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Harnham
Salary: £80000 - £100000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Edgar Cowen
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Aston Carter
Salary: £45000 - £65000 per annum + Bonus / Shares / Training
Posted: 2 days ago
Teddington, Middlesex
IT Connections
Salary: £45,000 to 55,000
Posted: 3 days ago
Northampton, Northamptonshire
IT Connections
Salary: £20,000 to £25,000
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Posted: 3 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Bloomberg LP
Salary: competitive + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago