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

Location
3 months to
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
PhD
Rank 148 154 143
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -11
Permanent jobs citing PhD 25 1 20
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 0.67% 0.032% 0.63%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.75% 0.12% 1.98%
Number of salaries quoted 17 1 15
Average salary £42,500 £42,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.19% +20.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,800 £42,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £42,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £37,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+12.00% -6.25%
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
908 827 1011
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 24.27% 26.40% 31.92%
Number of salaries quoted 571 510 636
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 £60,000 £55,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,995 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.23% +2.48%

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 August 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 August 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
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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 +15 23 £48,750 +16.07% 1
Perth and Kinross - 1 - -
Dundee - 1 £22,000 -
PhD
UK

PhD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 38 (86.36%) Computer Science
2 32 (72.73%) Mathematics
3 28 (63.64%) Software Engineering
3 28 (63.64%) Java
3 28 (63.64%) OO
4 24 (54.55%) Games
4 24 (54.55%) Physics
5 22 (50.00%) C++
6 19 (43.18%) Degree
7 16 (36.36%) Game Development
7 16 (36.36%) OOD
8 13 (29.55%) Banking
9 12 (27.27%) Artificial Intelligence
9 12 (27.27%) SQL
10 8 (18.18%) Oracle
10 8 (18.18%) Perl
10 8 (18.18%) PL/SQL
10 8 (18.18%) C#
10 8 (18.18%) SAS
10 8 (18.18%) Lisp
10 8 (18.18%) Internet
10 8 (18.18%) Python
10 8 (18.18%) Hedge funds
10 8 (18.18%) Scala
10 8 (18.18%) Online Games
11 4 (9.09%) WinDbg
11 4 (9.09%) Android
11 4 (9.09%) Atmel
11 4 (9.09%) Analytics
11 4 (9.09%) Java EE

PhD
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 (18.18%) SAS
2 2 (4.55%) CMS
3 1 (2.27%) SharePoint
Communications & Networking
1 8 (18.18%) Internet
Development Applications
1 4 (9.09%) WinDbg
1 4 (9.09%) Eclipse
1 4 (9.09%) Visual Studio
General
1 24 (54.55%) Games
2 13 (29.55%) Banking
3 4 (9.09%) Finance
4 1 (2.27%) Law
4 1 (2.27%) Legal
Job Titles
1 24 (54.55%) Software Developer
1 24 (54.55%) Developer
2 16 (36.36%) Senior Java Software Developer
2 16 (36.36%) C++/Java Developer
2 16 (36.36%) C++ Software Developer
2 16 (36.36%) Senior Java Developer
2 16 (36.36%) Senior C++ Developer
2 16 (36.36%) Java Software Developer
2 16 (36.36%) Java Developer
2 16 (36.36%) C++ Developer
2 16 (36.36%) Senior Software Developer
2 16 (36.36%) Senior Developer
3 12 (27.27%) Software Engineer
4 8 (18.18%) Junior
4 8 (18.18%) Junior Software Engineer
4 8 (18.18%) Scala Developer
5 4 (9.09%) Analyst
6 3 (6.82%) Statistical Analyst
7 2 (4.55%) Data Analyst
7 2 (4.55%) Statistical Data Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (9.09%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 38 (86.36%) Computer Science
2 32 (72.73%) Mathematics
3 24 (54.55%) Physics
4 12 (27.27%) Artificial Intelligence
5 8 (18.18%) Hedge funds
5 8 (18.18%) Online Games
6 3 (6.82%) Economics
7 1 (2.27%) Management Information System
7 1 (2.27%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 4 (9.09%) Android
1 4 (9.09%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (63.64%) Software Engineering
1 28 (63.64%) OO
2 16 (36.36%) Game Development
2 16 (36.36%) OOD
3 4 (9.09%) Analytics
4 2 (4.55%) Content Management
5 1 (2.27%) Change Management
5 1 (2.27%) Regression Testing
5 1 (2.27%) Business Analysis
5 1 (2.27%) Statistical Analysis
5 1 (2.27%) Data Analysis
5 1 (2.27%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 28 (63.64%) Java
2 22 (50.00%) C++
3 12 (27.27%) SQL
4 8 (18.18%) Perl
4 8 (18.18%) PL/SQL
4 8 (18.18%) C#
4 8 (18.18%) Lisp
4 8 (18.18%) Python
4 8 (18.18%) Scala
5 4 (9.09%) C
Qualifications
1 19 (43.18%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.55%) QA
Vendors
1 8 (18.18%) Oracle
2 4 (9.09%) Atmel
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