The table below looks at the statistics for PhD in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited PhD over the 3 months to 27 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
PhD
Rank 491 423 498
Rank change year-on-year
-68 +75
Permanent jobs citing PhD 474 687 447
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.43% 0.58% 0.40%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.56% 2.12% 1.45%
Number of salaries quoted 421 584 379
Average salary £47,500 £50,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.00% +25.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £82,500 £80,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £42,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-5.88% +13.33%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in permanent jobs advertised across the UK.

Qualifications Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
30444 32334 30911
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 27.45% 27.23% 27.98%
Number of salaries quoted 23778 25831 24841
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,000 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £69,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

PhD
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing PhD within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

PhD Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

PhD
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing PhD within the UK.

PhD Salary Trend in the UK

PhD
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing PhD over the 3 months to 27 April 2015 within the UK.

PhD Salary Histogram in the UK

PhD
Top 30 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing PhD within the UK over the 3 months to 27 April 2015. 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
England -80 454 £47,500 -5.00% 79
London -4 314 £55,000 - 38
City of London +26 73 £52,500 -8.69% 12
South East -58 62 £40,000 -20.00% 10
East of England -19 41 £40,000 +14.28% 24
Cambridgeshire -36 26 £40,000 - 21
Cambridge -31 23 £40,000 - 21
Surrey +15 17 £43,750 +45.83% 2
Hampshire -4 15 £32,500 -31.57% 3
North East +9 13 £50,000 +42.85% 1
Newcastle upon Tyne +7 13 £50,000 +42.85%
Tyne and Wear +5 13 £50,000 +42.85% 1
Southampton -9 13 £32,500 -35.00% 3
Oxford -35 13 £35,000 -36.36%
Oxfordshire -57 13 £32,500 -40.90% 2
South West -37 12 £35,000 -24.73% 1
Hertfordshire -4 10 £38,750 +55.00%
West Midlands -20 10 £30,000 -27.27%
Sunderland - 8 £50,000 -
Berkshire - 8 £50,000 - 2
Buckinghamshire +7 7 £30,000 -7.69%
Scotland +6 7 £28,750 -33.90% 2
Gloucestershire -12 7 £35,000 -17.64%
Abingdon +6 6 £32,500 - 1
Guildford +9 5 £45,000 +24.13%
Edinburgh +2 5 £28,000 -49.09%
Milton Keynes -5 5 £30,000 -7.69%
East Midlands -10 5 £30,000 - 2
Northampton -23 5 £30,000 - 2
Northamptonshire -26 5 £30,000 - 2

PhD
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 April 2015, IT jobs within the UK 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.

1 432 (47.11%) Degree
2 406 (44.27%) Computer Science
3 365 (39.80%) C++
4 364 (39.69%) Software Engineering
5 349 (38.06%) Java
6 303 (33.04%) Python
6 303 (33.04%) Mathematics
7 280 (30.53%) Algorithms
8 254 (27.70%) Analytics
9 251 (27.37%) SQL
10 229 (24.97%) Finance
11 209 (22.79%) C#
12 190 (20.72%) R
13 176 (19.19%) Linux
14 175 (19.08%) Big Data
15 166 (18.10%) Physics
16 162 (17.67%) Agile Software Development
17 149 (16.25%) OO
18 147 (16.03%) Statistics
19 142 (15.49%) C
20 141 (15.38%) Analytical Skills
21 123 (13.41%) Machine Learning
21 123 (13.41%) Data Analysis
22 120 (13.09%) Windows
23 106 (11.56%) Visualisation
24 103 (11.23%) Data Mining
25 98 (10.69%) MATLAB
25 98 (10.69%) Hadoop
26 93 (10.14%) SAS
27 92 (10.03%) JavaScript

PhD
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 April 2015, IT jobs within the UK 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 93 (10.14%) SAS
2 28 (3.05%) MS Exchange
3 18 (1.96%) Apache Pig
4 13 (1.42%) Apache Spark
5 11 (1.20%) Node.js
6 9 (0.98%) Lync
6 9 (0.98%) Exchange Server 2007
7 5 (0.55%) Mule
7 5 (0.55%) Elasticsearch
8 3 (0.33%) Apache Solr
9 2 (0.22%) Apache
10 1 (0.11%) Tomcat
10 1 (0.11%) SharePoint
10 1 (0.11%) JBoss
10 1 (0.11%) WordPress
10 1 (0.11%) CMS
10 1 (0.11%) IBM HTTP Server
10 1 (0.11%) Moodle
10 1 (0.11%) OpenStack
Applications
1 56 (6.11%) SPSS
2 44 (4.80%) MS Excel
3 36 (3.93%) MS Office
4 25 (2.73%) Weka
5 8 (0.87%) CPLEX
5 8 (0.87%) Stata
6 6 (0.65%) Mathematica
6 6 (0.65%) MS PowerPoint
7 5 (0.55%) GNU Octave
8 2 (0.22%) FrameMaker
8 2 (0.22%) Simulink
9 1 (0.11%) S-PLUS
9 1 (0.11%) MS Visio
9 1 (0.11%) SOLIDWORKS
9 1 (0.11%) Pro/ENGINEER
9 1 (0.11%) PTC Creo
9 1 (0.11%) NASTRAN
Business Applications
1 3 (0.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 22 (2.40%) Amazon AWS
2 16 (1.74%) Google Analytics
3 14 (1.53%) Cloud Computing
4 5 (0.55%) Amazon EC2
4 5 (0.55%) SaaS
5 2 (0.22%) GitHub
5 2 (0.22%) Amazon EMR
6 1 (0.11%) HP Helion
6 1 (0.11%) Google Cloud Platform
6 1 (0.11%) PaaS
6 1 (0.11%) Adobe Analytics
6 1 (0.11%) Google Apps
6 1 (0.11%) Microsoft Azure
6 1 (0.11%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 18 (1.96%) TCP/IP
2 17 (1.85%) Wireless
3 14 (1.53%) SAN
4 13 (1.42%) HTTP
4 13 (1.42%) Broadband
5 12 (1.31%) Firewall
6 11 (1.20%) DHCP
6 11 (1.20%) DNS
7 9 (0.98%) VPN
7 9 (0.98%) Internet
7 9 (0.98%) VoIP
7 9 (0.98%) Cisco ASA
8 5 (0.55%) WAN
9 4 (0.44%) LAN
9 4 (0.44%) Wi-Fi
10 3 (0.33%) Gigabit Ethernet
10 3 (0.33%) Bluetooth
10 3 (0.33%) Ethernet
10 3 (0.33%) 3G
11 2 (0.22%) DVB
Database & Business Intelligence
1 175 (19.08%) Big Data
2 103 (11.23%) Data Mining
3 98 (10.69%) Hadoop
4 53 (5.78%) NoSQL
5 40 (4.36%) Relational Database
5 40 (4.36%) SQL Server
6 31 (3.38%) MongoDB
7 27 (2.94%) Mahout
8 24 (2.62%) MySQL
9 18 (1.96%) Apache Hive
10 13 (1.42%) PostgreSQL
11 12 (1.31%) Base SAS
11 12 (1.31%) Data Warehouse
11 12 (1.31%) SAS Enterprise Miner
12 11 (1.20%) Apache Cassandra
12 11 (1.20%) Redis
12 11 (1.20%) SQL Server 2012
13 10 (1.09%) HBase
13 10 (1.09%) CouchDB
13 10 (1.09%) SAS Enterprise Guide
Development Applications
1 27 (2.94%) Visual Studio
2 25 (2.73%) Git (software)
3 18 (1.96%) Eclipse
4 14 (1.53%) Mercurial
5 12 (1.31%) Subversion
6 8 (0.87%) JUnit
6 8 (0.87%) JIRA
6 8 (0.87%) Jenkins
7 6 (0.65%) Maven
8 5 (0.55%) Rational DOORS
8 5 (0.55%) Gradle
9 3 (0.33%) YourKit
9 3 (0.33%) Selenium
10 2 (0.22%) Team Foundation Server
11 1 (0.11%) Hudson
11 1 (0.11%) Eclipse RCP
11 1 (0.11%) WinDbg
11 1 (0.11%) Mockito
11 1 (0.11%) LLVM
11 1 (0.11%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 229 (24.97%) Finance
2 60 (6.54%) Banking
3 55 (6.00%) Marketing
4 52 (5.67%) Games
5 38 (4.14%) Front Office
6 33 (3.60%) Telecoms
7 29 (3.16%) Pharmaceutical
8 27 (2.94%) Electronics
9 23 (2.51%) Retail
10 22 (2.40%) Financial Institution
11 12 (1.31%) Manufacturing
12 11 (1.20%) Aerospace
13 10 (1.09%) Investment Banking
14 8 (0.87%) Law
15 7 (0.76%) Military
15 7 (0.76%) Back Office
16 6 (0.65%) Wholesale Banking
17 5 (0.55%) Automotive
17 5 (0.55%) Legal
18 4 (0.44%) French Language
Job Titles
1 285 (31.08%) Developer
2 190 (20.72%) Software Engineer
3 149 (16.25%) Data Scientist
4 81 (8.83%) Java Developer
5 71 (7.74%) Analyst
6 68 (7.42%) C# Developer
7 63 (6.87%) Graduate
7 63 (6.87%) Software Developer
8 59 (6.43%) Junior
9 52 (5.67%) C# .NET Developer
10 42 (4.58%) C++ Software Engineer
11 38 (4.14%) C++ Developer
12 37 (4.03%) Python Developer
13 33 (3.60%) Junior Developer
14 32 (3.49%) Senior Developer
15 30 (3.27%) Senior Software Engineer
16 27 (2.94%) Consultant
16 27 (2.94%) Research Engineer
17 25 (2.73%) Support Analyst
18 24 (2.62%) Quantitative Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 85 (9.27%) .NET
2 34 (3.71%) ASP.NET
3 33 (3.60%) Pandas
4 32 (3.49%) NumPy
5 31 (3.38%) jQuery
6 29 (3.16%) SciPy
7 26 (2.84%) OpenGL
8 24 (2.62%) HTML
8 24 (2.62%) XML
8 24 (2.62%) D3.js
8 24 (2.62%) Cascading
9 22 (2.40%) Natural Language Processing
10 21 (2.29%) Matplotlib
10 21 (2.29%) Highcharts JS
10 21 (2.29%) CSS
11 20 (2.18%) WPF
12 19 (2.07%) Software Packaging
13 18 (1.96%) HTML5
13 18 (1.96%) J2EE
14 16 (1.74%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 406 (44.27%) Computer Science
2 303 (33.04%) Mathematics
3 280 (30.53%) Algorithms
4 166 (18.10%) Physics
5 147 (16.03%) Statistics
6 141 (15.38%) Analytical Skills
7 106 (11.56%) Visualisation
8 72 (7.85%) Artificial Intelligence
9 71 (7.74%) Hedge funds
10 47 (5.13%) Data Structures
11 34 (3.71%) Chemistry
12 31 (3.38%) Open Source
13 29 (3.16%) 3D Graphics
14 26 (2.84%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
15 25 (2.73%) Economics
16 23 (2.51%) Derivative
16 23 (2.51%) Applied Mathematics
17 18 (1.96%) Life Science
18 14 (1.53%) Fixed Income
18 14 (1.53%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 176 (19.19%) Linux
2 120 (13.09%) Windows
3 54 (5.89%) UNIX
4 22 (2.40%) Windows Server 2008
5 21 (2.29%) Windows 7
6 15 (1.64%) Android
7 11 (1.20%) Windows Server 2003
8 10 (1.09%) Windows XP
9 9 (0.98%) Windows 8
10 3 (0.33%) Apple iOS
10 3 (0.33%) Embedded Linux
11 1 (0.11%) VxWorks
11 1 (0.11%) Windows CE
Processes & Methodologies
1 364 (39.69%) Software Engineering
2 254 (27.70%) Analytics
3 162 (17.67%) Agile Software Development
4 149 (16.25%) OO
5 123 (13.41%) Data Analysis
5 123 (13.41%) Machine Learning
6 71 (7.74%) Statistical Modelling
7 68 (7.42%) OOD
8 55 (6.00%) MapReduce
9 53 (5.78%) Business Intelligence
10 51 (5.56%) Multithreading
11 47 (5.13%) Bayesian Methods
12 44 (4.80%) TDD
13 42 (4.58%) Continuous Integration
13 42 (4.58%) Unit Testing
14 41 (4.47%) Web Development
15 39 (4.25%) Signal Processing
16 38 (4.14%) Scrum
17 37 (4.03%) Project Management
18 36 (3.93%) Predictive Analytics
Programming Languages
1 365 (39.80%) C++
2 349 (38.06%) Java
3 303 (33.04%) Python
4 251 (27.37%) SQL
5 209 (22.79%) C#
6 190 (20.72%) R
7 142 (15.49%) C
8 98 (10.69%) MATLAB
9 92 (10.03%) JavaScript
10 67 (7.31%) Perl
11 61 (6.65%) Scala
12 38 (4.14%) Ruby
13 26 (2.84%) PL/SQL
14 19 (2.07%) Fortran
14 19 (2.07%) PowerShell
15 18 (1.96%) VBA
16 13 (1.42%) T-SQL
17 12 (1.31%) HLSL
17 12 (1.31%) Clojure
18 10 (1.09%) PHP
Qualifications
1 432 (47.11%) Degree
2 21 (2.29%) Security Cleared
2 21 (2.29%) Microsoft Certification
3 16 (1.74%) HNC
4 15 (1.64%) HND
5 11 (1.20%) SC Cleared
6 10 (1.09%) MBA
7 8 (0.87%) Cisco Certification
7 8 (0.87%) CCNA
7 8 (0.87%) DV Cleared
8 7 (0.76%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 6 (0.65%) MCP
9 6 (0.65%) MCSA
9 6 (0.65%) CCNP
10 5 (0.55%) PMI Certification
11 2 (0.22%) PMP
11 2 (0.22%) Postgraduate
11 2 (0.22%) Chartered Engineer
12 1 (0.11%) VCP5
12 1 (0.11%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (1.09%) QA
2 5 (0.55%) ISO 9001
3 2 (0.22%) GMP
4 1 (0.11%) Basel II
System Software
1 32 (3.49%) VMware Infrastructure
2 30 (3.27%) Active Directory
3 21 (2.29%) VMware ESX
3 21 (2.29%) VMware Workstation
4 15 (1.64%) Firmware
5 9 (0.98%) XenApp
5 9 (0.98%) XenServer
6 8 (0.87%) vSphere
7 2 (0.22%) HDFS
8 1 (0.11%) NFS
8 1 (0.11%) Hyper-V
8 1 (0.11%) VirtualBox
8 1 (0.11%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 1 (0.11%) pfSense
8 1 (0.11%) Docker
8 1 (0.11%) Samba
8 1 (0.11%) Squid
Systems Management
1 9 (0.98%) OPNET
1 9 (0.98%) Backup Exec
2 5 (0.55%) yum
2 5 (0.55%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.11%) Hadoop YARN
3 1 (0.11%) Nagios
3 1 (0.11%) Vagrant
3 1 (0.11%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 85 (9.27%) Oracle
2 68 (7.42%) Microsoft
3 32 (3.49%) VMware
4 27 (2.94%) Google
5 19 (2.07%) Tableau
6 13 (1.42%) EMC
7 12 (1.31%) Cisco
8 10 (1.09%) Intel
8 10 (1.09%) HP
9 9 (0.98%) Citrix
9 9 (0.98%) IronPort
9 9 (0.98%) Polycom
9 9 (0.98%) Veeam
9 9 (0.98%) Hortonworks
9 9 (0.98%) Cloudera
10 8 (0.87%) Greenplum
10 8 (0.87%) ESRI
11 7 (0.76%) Facebook
12 6 (0.65%) Teradata
12 6 (0.65%) i2
City, London
Client Server
Salary: £45k to £60k + benefits
Posted: 3 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
ECM Selection
Salary: £Top Graduate DOE
Posted: 4 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
ECM Selection
Salary: to c£60k
Posted: 4 hours ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £70000 - £95000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 7 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
IT Connections Ltd
Posted: 11 hours ago
City, London
Opus Resourcing Ltd
Salary: Bens + Bonus
Posted: 20 hours ago
London
GCS
Posted: 20 hours ago
London
Westbourne Partners
Salary: From £50,000 to £90,000 per annum Level of salary really dependent on
Posted: 23 hours ago
Central London / West End
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum + be - shares, trips, pens +
Posted: Yesterday
London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
ENTERPRISE RECRUITMENT LTD
Salary: £28000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
ENTERPRISE RECRUITMENT LTD
Salary: £27000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Harrington Starr
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Salt
Salary: £70000 - £80000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Salt
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum + share options
Posted: 3 days ago
Newtownards, County Down
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £30000.00 - £35000.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Newtownards, County Down
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £20000.00 - £30000.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
IT Connections
Salary: £25,000 to £35,000
Posted: 3 days ago
Northampton, Northamptonshire
IT Connections
Salary: £35,000 to £45,000
Posted: 3 days ago
Gateshead, Tyne and Wear
IT Connections
Salary: £25,000 to £35,000
Posted: 3 days ago