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 25 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 Scotland region.

Location
3 months to
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
PhD
Rank 147 159 125
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -34
Permanent jobs citing PhD 26 5 28
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 0.70% 0.15% 0.87%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.01% 0.56% 2.69%
Number of salaries quoted 18 3 17
Average salary £55,000 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+57.14% -
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
Qualifications Category
Scotland
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
863 891 1039
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 23.21% 27.17% 32.32%
Number of salaries quoted 569 532 697
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £28,500 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,000 £55,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -
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 25 July 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 25 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
Edinburgh +10 23 £55,000 +30.95% 4
Dundee - 2 £22,000 -
Perth and Kinross - 1 - -
PhD
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PhD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 (89.13%) Computer Science
2 34 (73.91%) Mathematics
3 31 (67.39%) Software Engineering
4 30 (65.22%) Java
4 30 (65.22%) OO
5 26 (56.52%) Games
5 26 (56.52%) Physics
6 25 (54.35%) C++
7 20 (43.48%) Degree
8 18 (39.13%) Game Development
8 18 (39.13%) OOD
9 14 (30.43%) Banking
10 13 (28.26%) Artificial Intelligence
11 11 (23.91%) SQL
12 8 (17.39%) Hedge funds
12 8 (17.39%) Scala
12 8 (17.39%) Online Games
12 8 (17.39%) Oracle
12 8 (17.39%) Perl
12 8 (17.39%) PL/SQL
12 8 (17.39%) C#
12 8 (17.39%) SAS
12 8 (17.39%) Lisp
12 8 (17.39%) Internet
12 8 (17.39%) Python
13 5 (10.87%) Windows
13 5 (10.87%) C
13 5 (10.87%) Visual Studio
13 5 (10.87%) WinDbg
13 5 (10.87%) Android

PhD
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 8 (17.39%) SAS
2 2 (4.35%) CMS
3 1 (2.17%) SharePoint
Communications & Networking
1 8 (17.39%) Internet
Development Applications
1 5 (10.87%) Visual Studio
1 5 (10.87%) WinDbg
2 4 (8.70%) Eclipse
General
1 26 (56.52%) Games
2 14 (30.43%) Banking
3 4 (8.70%) Finance
4 1 (2.17%) Law
4 1 (2.17%) Legal
Job Titles
1 26 (56.52%) Software Developer
1 26 (56.52%) Developer
2 18 (39.13%) Senior Developer
2 18 (39.13%) Java Developer
2 18 (39.13%) C++ Developer
2 18 (39.13%) Senior Software Developer
2 18 (39.13%) C++ Software Developer
2 18 (39.13%) Senior Java Developer
2 18 (39.13%) Senior C++ Developer
2 18 (39.13%) Java Software Developer
2 18 (39.13%) Senior Java Software Developer
2 18 (39.13%) C++/Java Developer
3 13 (28.26%) Software Engineer
4 9 (19.57%) Junior Software Engineer
4 9 (19.57%) Junior
5 8 (17.39%) Scala Developer
6 3 (6.52%) Analyst
7 2 (4.35%) Technical Writer
7 2 (4.35%) Statistical Analyst
8 1 (2.17%) Data Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (8.70%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 41 (89.13%) Computer Science
2 34 (73.91%) Mathematics
3 26 (56.52%) Physics
4 13 (28.26%) Artificial Intelligence
5 8 (17.39%) Online Games
5 8 (17.39%) Hedge funds
6 3 (6.52%) Economics
7 1 (2.17%) SCADA
7 1 (2.17%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 5 (10.87%) Windows
1 5 (10.87%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (67.39%) Software Engineering
2 30 (65.22%) OO
3 18 (39.13%) OOD
3 18 (39.13%) Game Development
4 3 (6.52%) Analytics
5 2 (4.35%) Content Management
6 1 (2.17%) Data Analysis
6 1 (2.17%) Business Analysis
6 1 (2.17%) Statistical Analysis
6 1 (2.17%) Change Management
6 1 (2.17%) Regression Testing
6 1 (2.17%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 30 (65.22%) Java
2 25 (54.35%) C++
3 11 (23.91%) SQL
4 8 (17.39%) Python
4 8 (17.39%) Lisp
4 8 (17.39%) Scala
4 8 (17.39%) Perl
4 8 (17.39%) PL/SQL
4 8 (17.39%) C#
5 5 (10.87%) C
Qualifications
1 20 (43.48%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.35%) QA
Vendors
1 8 (17.39%) Oracle
2 5 (10.87%) Atmel
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