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 27 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
PhD
Rank 151 157 160
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +3
Permanent jobs citing PhD 7 20 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 0.22% 0.51% 0.23%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.86% 2.17% 0.79%
Number of salaries quoted 4 18 4
Average salary £28,750 £43,500 £39,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
-33.90% +9.43%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,950 £22,700 £31,900
10% offered a salary of more than £33,550 £55,000 £44,100
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £42,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-5.88% +13.33%
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
817 923 883
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 26.05% 23.41% 28.50%
Number of salaries quoted 499 590 494
Average salary £43,750 £40,000 £36,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+9.37% +9.58%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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
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 27 April 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 +2 5 £28,000 -49.09%
Aberdeen +23 1 £34,000 -24.44%
Dundee +3 1 £25,000 +13.63%
PhD
UK

PhD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 27 April 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 (83.33%) C++
2 9 (75.00%) Computer Science
3 7 (58.33%) SQL
3 7 (58.33%) Software Engineering
4 6 (50.00%) Banking
4 6 (50.00%) Artificial Intelligence
4 6 (50.00%) Java
5 5 (41.67%) Oracle
5 5 (41.67%) Windows
5 5 (41.67%) Python
6 4 (33.33%) SAS
6 4 (33.33%) Lisp
6 4 (33.33%) Perl
6 4 (33.33%) PL/SQL
6 4 (33.33%) C#
6 4 (33.33%) Degree
7 3 (25.00%) .NET
8 2 (16.67%) C
8 2 (16.67%) Linux
8 2 (16.67%) OO
8 2 (16.67%) Mathematics
8 2 (16.67%) Analytics
8 2 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
9 1 (8.33%) Algorithms
9 1 (8.33%) Linear Regression
9 1 (8.33%) Time Series Analysis
9 1 (8.33%) Data Analysis
9 1 (8.33%) SQL Server 2005
9 1 (8.33%) Embedded Linux
9 1 (8.33%) Statistics

PhD
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 27 April 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 4 (33.33%) SAS
Applications
1 1 (8.33%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (8.33%) GitHub
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (8.33%) SQL Server
1 1 (8.33%) SQL Server 2005
1 1 (8.33%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (8.33%) Visual Studio
1 1 (8.33%) WinDbg
General
1 6 (50.00%) Banking
2 1 (8.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (50.00%) Junior
1 6 (50.00%) Software Engineer
1 6 (50.00%) Junior Software Engineer
2 3 (25.00%) Developer
3 2 (16.67%) Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Programmer
4 1 (8.33%) Statistical Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Data Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) .NET Developer
4 1 (8.33%) C# Developer
4 1 (8.33%) Embedded Software Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) C# Software Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Junior Developer
4 1 (8.33%) Junior C# Developer
4 1 (8.33%) Junior .NET Developer
4 1 (8.33%) Graduate Developer
4 1 (8.33%) Deployment Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) .NET Software Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Embedded Software Developer
4 1 (8.33%) Firmware Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (25.00%) .NET
2 1 (8.33%) OpenGL
2 1 (8.33%) DirectX
2 1 (8.33%) .NET Framework
2 1 (8.33%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 9 (75.00%) Computer Science
2 6 (50.00%) Artificial Intelligence
3 2 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (16.67%) Mathematics
4 1 (8.33%) Algorithms
4 1 (8.33%) Blog
4 1 (8.33%) Statistics
4 1 (8.33%) Device Driver
4 1 (8.33%) 3D Graphics
Operating Systems
1 5 (41.67%) Windows
2 2 (16.67%) Linux
3 1 (8.33%) Windows XP
3 1 (8.33%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (8.33%) VxWorks
3 1 (8.33%) Embedded Linux
3 1 (8.33%) Android
3 1 (8.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (8.33%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (58.33%) Software Engineering
2 2 (16.67%) OO
2 2 (16.67%) Analytics
3 1 (8.33%) Time Series Analysis
3 1 (8.33%) Linear Regression
3 1 (8.33%) Data Modelling
3 1 (8.33%) CAD
3 1 (8.33%) Scrum
3 1 (8.33%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (8.33%) Data Analysis
3 1 (8.33%) Software Deployment
3 1 (8.33%) UML
3 1 (8.33%) OOA/OOD
Programming Languages
1 10 (83.33%) C++
2 7 (58.33%) SQL
3 6 (50.00%) Java
4 5 (41.67%) Python
5 4 (33.33%) Lisp
5 4 (33.33%) Perl
5 4 (33.33%) PL/SQL
5 4 (33.33%) C#
6 2 (16.67%) C
7 1 (8.33%) VB.NET
7 1 (8.33%) VC++
7 1 (8.33%) R
7 1 (8.33%) Fortran
Qualifications
1 4 (33.33%) Degree
System Software
1 1 (8.33%) Firmware
Vendors
1 5 (41.67%) Oracle
2 1 (8.33%) IBM
2 1 (8.33%) Intel
2 1 (8.33%) Atmel
2 1 (8.33%) Red Gate
Scotland
ECM Selection
Salary: to £40k + excellent benefits
Posted: 13 days ago
Stirling
Churchill Frank
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 17 days ago