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 30 August 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
30 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
PhD
Rank 137 157 147
Rank change year-on-year
+20 -10
Permanent jobs citing PhD 12 8 24
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 0.44% 0.25% 0.65%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.77% 0.91% 2.65%
Number of salaries quoted 4 7 16
Median salary £47,500 £75,000 £42,250
Median salary % change year-on-year
-36.66% +77.51%
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,000 £42,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -4.76%
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
678 878 907
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 24.59% 27.12% 24.65%
Number of salaries quoted 396 620 569
Median salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £26,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £60,000 £57,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year
- +2.40%

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 30 August 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 +12 12 £47,500 -36.66%
PhD
UK

PhD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 30 August 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 13 (68.42%) Mathematics
2 11 (57.89%) Degree
2 11 (57.89%) Physics
3 10 (52.63%) C++
3 10 (52.63%) Algorithms
4 9 (47.37%) C
4 9 (47.37%) C#
4 9 (47.37%) .NET
5 8 (42.11%) Fortran
5 8 (42.11%) Banking
6 6 (31.58%) SQL Server
7 5 (26.32%) SQL
7 5 (26.32%) Finance
7 5 (26.32%) SAS
7 5 (26.32%) Analytics
8 4 (21.05%) MS Excel
8 4 (21.05%) Marketing
9 3 (15.79%) Statistics
9 3 (15.79%) R
9 3 (15.79%) Continuous Integration
9 3 (15.79%) VBA
9 3 (15.79%) Java
9 3 (15.79%) Agile Software Development
9 3 (15.79%) Manufacturing
9 3 (15.79%) CAD
9 3 (15.79%) MATLAB
9 3 (15.79%) Analytical Skills
10 2 (10.53%) Big Data
10 2 (10.53%) Risk Analytics
10 2 (10.53%) Credit Risk Modelling

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 5 (26.32%) SAS
Applications
1 4 (21.05%) MS Excel
2 2 (10.53%) S-PLUS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (31.58%) SQL Server
2 2 (10.53%) Big Data
2 2 (10.53%) Hadoop
2 2 (10.53%) MS Access
3 1 (5.26%) QlikView
3 1 (5.26%) Spotfire
General
1 8 (42.11%) Banking
2 5 (26.32%) Finance
3 4 (21.05%) Marketing
4 3 (15.79%) Manufacturing
5 2 (10.53%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 5 (26.32%) Development Engineer
1 5 (26.32%) Optimisation Engineer
2 4 (21.05%) Analyst
2 4 (21.05%) Risk Analyst
3 2 (10.53%) Credit Analyst
3 2 (10.53%) Credit Risk Analyst
3 2 (10.53%) Database Programmer
3 2 (10.53%) Programmer
3 2 (10.53%) Qualitative Analyst
3 2 (10.53%) Quantitative Analyst
3 2 (10.53%) Quantitative Risk Analyst
3 2 (10.53%) Scientific Software Engineer
3 2 (10.53%) Software Engineer
3 2 (10.53%) SQL Analyst
4 1 (5.26%) Principal Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Process Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (47.37%) .NET
2 1 (5.26%) Boost C++ Libraries
2 1 (5.26%) OpenMP
2 1 (5.26%) STL
Miscellaneous
1 13 (68.42%) Mathematics
2 11 (57.89%) Physics
3 10 (52.63%) Algorithms
4 3 (15.79%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (15.79%) Statistics
5 2 (10.53%) Credit Derivative
5 2 (10.53%) Credit Risk
5 2 (10.53%) Derivative
5 2 (10.53%) Economics
5 2 (10.53%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
5 2 (10.53%) Fixed Income
6 1 (5.26%) Applied Mathematics
6 1 (5.26%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (5.26%) PACS
6 1 (5.26%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.26%) Linux
1 1 (5.26%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (26.32%) Analytics
2 3 (15.79%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (15.79%) CAD
2 3 (15.79%) Continuous Integration
3 2 (10.53%) Black-Scholes
3 2 (10.53%) Credit Risk Modelling
3 2 (10.53%) Data Analysis
3 2 (10.53%) Monte Carlo Method
3 2 (10.53%) OO
3 2 (10.53%) Presales
3 2 (10.53%) Risk Analytics
3 2 (10.53%) Software Engineering
3 2 (10.53%) Stress Testing
3 2 (10.53%) TDD
3 2 (10.53%) Validation
4 1 (5.26%) Build Automation
4 1 (5.26%) Image Processing
4 1 (5.26%) Machine Learning
4 1 (5.26%) Stakeholder Engagement
4 1 (5.26%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 10 (52.63%) C++
2 9 (47.37%) C
2 9 (47.37%) C#
3 8 (42.11%) Fortran
4 5 (26.32%) SQL
5 3 (15.79%) Java
5 3 (15.79%) MATLAB
5 3 (15.79%) R
5 3 (15.79%) VBA
6 1 (5.26%) Python
Qualifications
1 11 (57.89%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (10.53%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (10.53%) Microsoft
1 2 (10.53%) Oracle
2 1 (5.26%) Tableau