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 8 December 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
8 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
PhD
Rank 136 160 154
Rank change year-on-year
+24 -6
Permanent jobs citing PhD 3 2 13
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 0.13% 0.065% 0.41%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.53% 0.25% 1.55%
Number of salaries quoted 0 1 6
Median salary - £27,500 £36,750
Median salary % change year-on-year
- -25.17%
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%
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
564 806 841
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 23.77% 26.29% 26.49%
Number of salaries quoted 349 532 581
Median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £30,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £61,500 £60,000 £56,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

PhD
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

The demand trend of job ads across the Scotland region citing PhD as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing PhD within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 8 December 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Edinburgh +13 3 - -
PhD
UK

PhD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 8 December 2016, IT jobs citing PhD also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Scotland region with a requirement for PhD.

1 7 (46.67%) Degree
2 6 (40.00%) Mathematics
2 6 (40.00%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (33.33%) Algorithms
3 5 (33.33%) Physics
3 5 (33.33%) C
4 4 (26.67%) SQL Server
4 4 (26.67%) MS Excel
4 4 (26.67%) Fortran
5 3 (20.00%) ASIC
5 3 (20.00%) CAD
5 3 (20.00%) Project Management
5 3 (20.00%) .NET
5 3 (20.00%) C++
5 3 (20.00%) SQL
5 3 (20.00%) Statistics
5 3 (20.00%) SAS
5 3 (20.00%) Electronics
5 3 (20.00%) Finance
5 3 (20.00%) Manufacturing
5 3 (20.00%) Validation
5 3 (20.00%) Analytics
6 2 (13.33%) QA
6 2 (13.33%) Hadoop
6 2 (13.33%) Big Data
6 2 (13.33%) Risk Analytics
6 2 (13.33%) Banking
6 2 (13.33%) Data Analysis
6 2 (13.33%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
6 2 (13.33%) Marketing

PhD
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 3 (20.00%) SAS
Applications
1 4 (26.67%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (26.67%) SQL Server
2 2 (13.33%) Big Data
2 2 (13.33%) Hadoop
2 2 (13.33%) MS Access
3 1 (6.67%) QlikView
3 1 (6.67%) Spotfire
General
1 3 (20.00%) Electronics
1 3 (20.00%) Finance
1 3 (20.00%) Manufacturing
2 2 (13.33%) Banking
2 2 (13.33%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 2 (13.33%) Analyst
1 2 (13.33%) Database Programmer
1 2 (13.33%) Development Engineer
1 2 (13.33%) Optimisation Engineer
1 2 (13.33%) Programmer
1 2 (13.33%) Risk Analyst
2 1 (6.67%) Principal Engineer
2 1 (6.67%) Scientific Software Engineer
2 1 (6.67%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (20.00%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 6 (40.00%) Analytical Skills
1 6 (40.00%) Mathematics
2 5 (33.33%) Algorithms
2 5 (33.33%) Physics
3 3 (20.00%) ASIC
3 3 (20.00%) Statistics
4 2 (13.33%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
5 1 (6.67%) Applied Mathematics
5 1 (6.67%) Visualisation
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (20.00%) Analytics
1 3 (20.00%) CAD
1 3 (20.00%) Project Management
1 3 (20.00%) Validation
2 2 (13.33%) Data Analysis
2 2 (13.33%) Risk Analytics
3 1 (6.67%) Econometrics
3 1 (6.67%) Machine Learning
3 1 (6.67%) Signal Processing
3 1 (6.67%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 5 (33.33%) C
2 4 (26.67%) Fortran
3 3 (20.00%) C++
3 3 (20.00%) SQL
4 2 (13.33%) C#
5 1 (6.67%) MATLAB
5 1 (6.67%) Python
5 1 (6.67%) R
5 1 (6.67%) VBA
Qualifications
1 7 (46.67%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (13.33%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (13.33%) Microsoft
1 2 (13.33%) Oracle
2 1 (6.67%) Tableau