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 11 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
PhD
Rank 159 160 152
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -8
Permanent jobs citing PhD 2 3 19
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 0.067% 0.097% 0.57%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.24% 0.34% 2.37%
Number of salaries quoted 1 2 15
Average salary £52,500 £38,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+38.15% -5.00%
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £45,000 £41,000
% change year-on-year
-5.55% +9.75%
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
838 870 803
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 28.25% 28.00% 24.02%
Number of salaries quoted 522 593 496
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £27,500 £25,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £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 11 February 2016. 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
Aberdeen - 1 £52,500 -
Glasgow - 1 - -
PhD
UK

PhD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 4 (40.00%) GIS
2 3 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (30.00%) E-Commerce
2 3 (30.00%) Computer Science
2 3 (30.00%) Customer Insight
2 3 (30.00%) Analytics
2 3 (30.00%) Mobile App
2 3 (30.00%) Mentoring
2 3 (30.00%) Target Operating Model
3 2 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (20.00%) Life Science
3 2 (20.00%) Software Engineering
3 2 (20.00%) Degree
3 2 (20.00%) Mason
3 2 (20.00%) CAD
3 2 (20.00%) C
3 2 (20.00%) C++
3 2 (20.00%) Java
4 1 (10.00%) JavaScript
4 1 (10.00%) Perl
4 1 (10.00%) VBA
4 1 (10.00%) SQL Server
4 1 (10.00%) MS Office
4 1 (10.00%) Visual Studio
4 1 (10.00%) Windows
4 1 (10.00%) OOP
4 1 (10.00%) OO
4 1 (10.00%) Python
4 1 (10.00%) MS Excel
4 1 (10.00%) Data Mining

PhD
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 1 (10.00%) ArcGIS
Applications
1 1 (10.00%) MS Excel
1 1 (10.00%) MS Office
1 1 (10.00%) MS PowerPoint
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (40.00%) GIS
2 1 (10.00%) Big Data
2 1 (10.00%) Data Mining
2 1 (10.00%) NoSQL
2 1 (10.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (10.00%) Visual Studio
1 1 (10.00%) WinDbg
General
1 1 (10.00%) Banking
1 1 (10.00%) Games
1 1 (10.00%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 3 (30.00%) Business Consultant
1 3 (30.00%) Consultant
1 3 (30.00%) Senior Business Consultant
1 3 (30.00%) Senior Consultant
2 2 (20.00%) Junior
3 1 (10.00%) Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Data Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Design Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Designer
3 1 (10.00%) Developer
3 1 (10.00%) Firmware Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) GIS Data Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Graduate
3 1 (10.00%) Graduate Java Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Graduate Software Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Java Developer
3 1 (10.00%) Java Software Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Principal Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Senior Designer
3 1 (10.00%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (20.00%) Mason
2 1 (10.00%) ArcObjects
2 1 (10.00%) Natural Language Processing
2 1 (10.00%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 3 (30.00%) Computer Science
1 3 (30.00%) Mobile App
2 2 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (20.00%) Life Science
3 1 (10.00%) Algorithms
3 1 (10.00%) Artificial Intelligence
3 1 (10.00%) ASIC
3 1 (10.00%) Cryptography
3 1 (10.00%) Mathematics
3 1 (10.00%) Physics
3 1 (10.00%) Remote Sensing
Operating Systems
1 1 (10.00%) Android
1 1 (10.00%) Apple iOS
1 1 (10.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (30.00%) Analytics
1 3 (30.00%) Customer Insight
1 3 (30.00%) E-Commerce
1 3 (30.00%) Mentoring
1 3 (30.00%) Target Operating Model
2 2 (20.00%) CAD
2 2 (20.00%) Software Engineering
3 1 (10.00%) 3D Modelling
3 1 (10.00%) Data Analysis
3 1 (10.00%) Ethical Hacking
3 1 (10.00%) Image Processing
3 1 (10.00%) Line Management
3 1 (10.00%) Machine Learning
3 1 (10.00%) Mobile Development
3 1 (10.00%) Multithreading
3 1 (10.00%) OO
3 1 (10.00%) OOP
3 1 (10.00%) Reverse Engineering
3 1 (10.00%) Statistical Modelling
Programming Languages
1 2 (20.00%) C
1 2 (20.00%) C++
1 2 (20.00%) Java
2 1 (10.00%) JavaScript
2 1 (10.00%) Perl
2 1 (10.00%) Python
2 1 (10.00%) R
2 1 (10.00%) VBA
Qualifications
1 2 (20.00%) Degree
System Software
1 1 (10.00%) Firmware
Vendors
1 1 (10.00%) Atmel
1 1 (10.00%) Mapinfo