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 22 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
PhD
Rank 143 142 145
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +3
Permanent jobs citing PhD 16 16 13
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 0.48% 0.50% 0.41%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.91% 2.02% 1.29%
Number of salaries quoted 7 11 12
Average salary £42,500 £27,500 £33,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
+54.54% -18.51%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,800 £23,000 £24,550
10% offered a salary of more than £50,500 £35,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
- +14.28%
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
839 792 1004
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 25.10% 24.99% 31.97%
Number of salaries quoted 543 498 616
Average salary £42,500 £39,500 £39,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.59% +1.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

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 22 October 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 22 October 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 -2 13 £42,250 +83.69% 1
Stirling - 2 - -
Aberdeen - 1 £47,500 -
PhD
UK

PhD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 22 October 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 31 (73.81%) Computer Science
2 25 (59.52%) Mathematics
3 22 (52.38%) Software Engineering
3 22 (52.38%) Java
4 20 (47.62%) Degree
5 19 (45.24%) OO
6 18 (42.86%) C++
6 18 (42.86%) Physics
7 17 (40.48%) Games
8 16 (38.10%) SQL
9 14 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
10 13 (30.95%) Banking
11 11 (26.19%) Artificial Intelligence
11 11 (26.19%) OOD
11 11 (26.19%) Game Development
11 11 (26.19%) Analytics
12 9 (21.43%) Analytical Skills
13 8 (19.05%) Algorithms
13 8 (19.05%) Python
13 8 (19.05%) Internet
14 7 (16.67%) Lisp
14 7 (16.67%) SAS
14 7 (16.67%) Oracle
14 7 (16.67%) Perl
14 7 (16.67%) PL/SQL
15 6 (14.29%) C#
15 6 (14.29%) Finance
15 6 (14.29%) Data Structures
15 6 (14.29%) Online Games
15 6 (14.29%) Scala

PhD
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 22 October 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 7 (16.67%) SAS
2 2 (4.76%) CMS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (19.05%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.76%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 3 (7.14%) Visual Studio
1 3 (7.14%) WinDbg
2 2 (4.76%) Eclipse
3 1 (2.38%) Maven
General
1 17 (40.48%) Games
2 13 (30.95%) Banking
3 6 (14.29%) Finance
4 1 (2.38%) Law
4 1 (2.38%) Legal
Job Titles
1 17 (40.48%) Software Developer
1 17 (40.48%) Developer
2 11 (26.19%) Java Software Developer
2 11 (26.19%) Senior Java Software Developer
2 11 (26.19%) C++ Software Developer
2 11 (26.19%) Senior Java Developer
2 11 (26.19%) Senior C++ Developer
2 11 (26.19%) Software Engineer
2 11 (26.19%) Java Developer
2 11 (26.19%) C++ Developer
2 11 (26.19%) Senior Software Developer
2 11 (26.19%) Senior Developer
2 11 (26.19%) C++/Java Developer
3 8 (19.05%) Analyst
4 7 (16.67%) Junior
4 7 (16.67%) Junior Software Engineer
5 6 (14.29%) Statistical Analyst
5 6 (14.29%) Data Analyst
5 6 (14.29%) Scala Developer
6 3 (7.14%) Statistical Data Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.76%) Java EE
2 1 (2.38%) .NET
2 1 (2.38%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 31 (73.81%) Computer Science
2 25 (59.52%) Mathematics
3 18 (42.86%) Physics
4 11 (26.19%) Artificial Intelligence
5 9 (21.43%) Analytical Skills
6 8 (19.05%) Algorithms
7 6 (14.29%) Data Structures
7 6 (14.29%) Online Games
7 6 (14.29%) Hedge funds
8 3 (7.14%) Economics
9 2 (4.76%) Open Source
10 1 (2.38%) Management Information System
10 1 (2.38%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 3 (7.14%) Windows
1 3 (7.14%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (52.38%) Software Engineering
2 19 (45.24%) OO
3 14 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
4 11 (26.19%) OOD
4 11 (26.19%) Game Development
4 11 (26.19%) Analytics
5 2 (4.76%) Content Management
5 2 (4.76%) Data Analysis
6 1 (2.38%) Change Management
6 1 (2.38%) Regression Testing
6 1 (2.38%) TDD
6 1 (2.38%) Business Analysis
6 1 (2.38%) Statistical Analysis
6 1 (2.38%) Asset Management
6 1 (2.38%) BDD
6 1 (2.38%) Data Analytics
Programming Languages
1 22 (52.38%) Java
2 18 (42.86%) C++
3 16 (38.10%) SQL
4 8 (19.05%) Python
5 7 (16.67%) Lisp
5 7 (16.67%) Perl
5 7 (16.67%) PL/SQL
6 6 (14.29%) C#
6 6 (14.29%) Scala
7 4 (9.52%) C
8 1 (2.38%) Fortran
8 1 (2.38%) JavaScript
8 1 (2.38%) MATLAB
8 1 (2.38%) R
Qualifications
1 20 (47.62%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.76%) QA
Vendors
1 7 (16.67%) Oracle
2 3 (7.14%) Atmel
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