The first table below looks at the demand for PhD in IT jobs advertised for the Scotland region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited PhD over the 3 months to 16 April 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 Scotland region.

Location
3 months to
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
PhD
Rank 161 156 145
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -11
Permanent jobs citing PhD 13 5 13
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 0.32% 0.16% 0.37%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.37% 0.55% 1.26%
Number of salaries quoted 13 3 11
Average salary £55,000 £37,500 £34,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+46.66% +10.29%
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £37,500 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+13.33% -2.59%
Qualifications Category
Scotland
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
948 902 1030
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 23.21% 28.50% 29.26%
Number of salaries quoted 619 507 752
Average salary £40,000 £36,000 £37,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.11% -2.70%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £22,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
PhD
UK

PhD
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

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

PhD Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

PhD
Salary Trend in Scotland

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

PhD Salary Trend in Scotland

PhD
Salary Histogram in Scotland

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing PhD across the Scotland region over the 3 months to 16 April 2014.

PhD Salary Histogram in Scotland

PhD
Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing PhD within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 16 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Edinburgh -17 11 £55,000 +46.66% 3
Aberdeen - 1 £45,000 -
Dundee - 1 £24,000 - 1
PhD
UK

PhD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT jobs across the Scotland 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 41 (97.62%) Computer Science
2 37 (88.10%) Mathematics
3 31 (73.81%) OO
4 26 (61.90%) Java
4 26 (61.90%) Physics
4 26 (61.90%) Software Engineering
5 20 (47.62%) Python
6 17 (40.48%) Games
7 15 (35.71%) Banking
7 15 (35.71%) Artificial Intelligence
8 14 (33.33%) Lisp
8 14 (33.33%) SAS
8 14 (33.33%) Perl
8 14 (33.33%) PL/SQL
8 14 (33.33%) SQL
8 14 (33.33%) Oracle
9 12 (28.57%) C++
10 11 (26.19%) OOD
10 11 (26.19%) Degree
11 9 (21.43%) Eclipse
12 8 (19.05%) Java EE
12 8 (19.05%) Game Development
13 6 (14.29%) Hedge funds
13 6 (14.29%) Scala
13 6 (14.29%) Online Games
13 6 (14.29%) Internet
13 6 (14.29%) C#
14 4 (9.52%) C
15 3 (7.14%) STL
15 3 (7.14%) Linux

PhD
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT jobs across the Scotland 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 14 (33.33%) SAS
2 1 (2.38%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 3 (7.14%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 6 (14.29%) Internet
Development Applications
1 9 (21.43%) Eclipse
2 1 (2.38%) Visual Studio
2 1 (2.38%) WinDbg
General
1 17 (40.48%) Games
2 15 (35.71%) Banking
Job Titles
1 19 (45.24%) Developer
2 18 (42.86%) Software Engineer
3 14 (33.33%) Software Developer
4 8 (19.05%) Junior
4 8 (19.05%) Senior Developer
4 8 (19.05%) Java Developer
4 8 (19.05%) C++ Developer
4 8 (19.05%) Senior Software Developer
4 8 (19.05%) C++ Software Developer
4 8 (19.05%) Senior Java Developer
4 8 (19.05%) Senior C++ Developer
4 8 (19.05%) Senior Java Software Developer
4 8 (19.05%) C++/Java Developer
4 8 (19.05%) Junior Software Engineer
4 8 (19.05%) Java Software Developer
5 6 (14.29%) Scala Developer
6 3 (7.14%) C Software Engineer
6 3 (7.14%) C++ Software Engineer
7 2 (4.76%) Senior Software Engineer
8 1 (2.38%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (19.05%) Java EE
2 3 (7.14%) STL
2 3 (7.14%) OpenGL
2 3 (7.14%) Boost C++ Libraries
Miscellaneous
1 41 (97.62%) Computer Science
2 37 (88.10%) Mathematics
3 26 (61.90%) Physics
4 15 (35.71%) Artificial Intelligence
5 6 (14.29%) Hedge funds
5 6 (14.29%) Online Games
6 3 (7.14%) GIS
7 1 (2.38%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 3 (7.14%) Linux
2 1 (2.38%) Windows
2 1 (2.38%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (73.81%) OO
2 26 (61.90%) Software Engineering
3 11 (26.19%) OOD
4 8 (19.05%) Game Development
5 3 (7.14%) UML
5 3 (7.14%) Multithreading
Programming Languages
1 26 (61.90%) Java
2 20 (47.62%) Python
3 14 (33.33%) Lisp
3 14 (33.33%) Perl
3 14 (33.33%) PL/SQL
3 14 (33.33%) SQL
4 12 (28.57%) C++
5 6 (14.29%) Scala
5 6 (14.29%) C#
6 4 (9.52%) C
Qualifications
1 11 (26.19%) Degree
Vendors
1 14 (33.33%) Oracle
2 1 (2.38%) Atmel
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