The table below looks at the statistics 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 31 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
PhD
Rank 158 151 159
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +8
Permanent jobs citing PhD 4 25 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 0.13% 0.68% 0.15%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.47% 2.93% 0.56%
Number of salaries quoted 4 17 3
Average salary £75,000 £55,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+36.36% +57.14%
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 Scotland region.

Qualifications Category
Scotland
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
849 852 896
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 26.82% 23.16% 27.53%
Number of salaries quoted 591 561 536
Average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.00% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £59,000 £57,500 £57,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%

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 31 July 2015.

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 31 July 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
Edinburgh -16 4 £75,000 +36.36% 1
Glasgow - 3 £75,000 -
PhD
UK

PhD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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 10 (66.67%) Java
1 10 (66.67%) Computer Science
2 9 (60.00%) Python
3 8 (53.33%) C++
4 7 (46.67%) SAS
5 6 (40.00%) Mathematics
5 6 (40.00%) Algorithms
6 5 (33.33%) R
6 5 (33.33%) Degree
6 5 (33.33%) Software Engineering
6 5 (33.33%) MATLAB
7 4 (26.67%) Data Mining
7 4 (26.67%) SPSS
7 4 (26.67%) Business Intelligence
7 4 (26.67%) VBA
7 4 (26.67%) Agile Software Development
7 4 (26.67%) Banking
7 4 (26.67%) Asset Management
7 4 (26.67%) Data Analysis
7 4 (26.67%) Artificial Intelligence
7 4 (26.67%) Neural Network
7 4 (26.67%) Risk Management
7 4 (26.67%) Stakeholder Management
7 4 (26.67%) Cluster Analysis
7 4 (26.67%) Statistics
7 4 (26.67%) Operations Research
7 4 (26.67%) Regression Analysis
7 4 (26.67%) Predictive Modelling
7 4 (26.67%) Analytical Skills
7 4 (26.67%) Bayesian Methods

PhD
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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 7 (46.67%) SAS
Applications
1 4 (26.67%) SPSS
2 1 (6.67%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (6.67%) GitHub
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (26.67%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 1 (6.67%) Visual Studio
1 1 (6.67%) WinDbg
General
1 4 (26.67%) Banking
Job Titles
1 4 (26.67%) Junior
1 4 (26.67%) Software Engineer
1 4 (26.67%) Junior Software Engineer
1 4 (26.67%) Data Scientist
2 3 (20.00%) Business Consultant
2 3 (20.00%) Senior Business Consultant
2 3 (20.00%) Senior Consultant
2 3 (20.00%) Consultant
3 2 (13.33%) Programmer
3 2 (13.33%) Developer
4 1 (6.67%) Graduate
4 1 (6.67%) Software Developer
4 1 (6.67%) Embedded Software Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Graduate Developer
4 1 (6.67%) Junior Embedded Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Embedded Software Developer
4 1 (6.67%) Software Programmer
4 1 (6.67%) Firmware Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (13.33%) .NET
2 1 (6.67%) OpenGL
2 1 (6.67%) DirectX
Miscellaneous
1 10 (66.67%) Computer Science
2 6 (40.00%) Mathematics
2 6 (40.00%) Algorithms
3 4 (26.67%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (26.67%) Artificial Intelligence
3 4 (26.67%) Neural Network
3 4 (26.67%) Statistics
4 3 (20.00%) GIS
4 3 (20.00%) Mobile App
5 1 (6.67%) Device Driver
5 1 (6.67%) 3D Graphics
5 1 (6.67%) Physics
5 1 (6.67%) Blog
Operating Systems
1 3 (20.00%) Windows
2 2 (13.33%) Linux
3 1 (6.67%) VxWorks
3 1 (6.67%) Embedded Linux
3 1 (6.67%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (33.33%) Software Engineering
2 4 (26.67%) Operations Research
2 4 (26.67%) Cluster Analysis
2 4 (26.67%) Predictive Modelling
2 4 (26.67%) Regression Analysis
2 4 (26.67%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (26.67%) Asset Management
2 4 (26.67%) Data Analysis
2 4 (26.67%) Bayesian Methods
2 4 (26.67%) Business Intelligence
2 4 (26.67%) Risk Management
2 4 (26.67%) Stakeholder Management
3 3 (20.00%) E-Commerce
3 3 (20.00%) Mentoring
3 3 (20.00%) Customer Insight
3 3 (20.00%) Analytics
3 3 (20.00%) Target Operating Model
4 2 (13.33%) OO
5 1 (6.67%) UML
5 1 (6.67%) OOA/OOD
Programming Languages
1 10 (66.67%) Java
2 9 (60.00%) Python
3 8 (53.33%) C++
4 5 (33.33%) MATLAB
4 5 (33.33%) R
5 4 (26.67%) VBA
6 3 (20.00%) C
6 3 (20.00%) Perl
6 3 (20.00%) PL/SQL
6 3 (20.00%) SQL
6 3 (20.00%) Lisp
7 2 (13.33%) C#
8 1 (6.67%) Fortran
Qualifications
1 5 (33.33%) Degree
System Software
1 1 (6.67%) Firmware
Vendors
1 3 (20.00%) Oracle
2 1 (6.67%) IBM
2 1 (6.67%) Intel
2 1 (6.67%) Atmel
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