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 24 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
24 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
PhD
Rank 433 561 475
Rank change year-on-year
+128 -86
Permanent jobs citing PhD 651 435 675
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.66% 0.41% 0.57%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.43% 1.48% 2.07%
Number of salaries quoted 594 393 587
Median salary £50,000 £45,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+11.11% -10.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £90,000 £80,000 £80,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -5.88%

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
26745 29349 32683
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 27.13% 27.52% 27.45%
Number of salaries quoted 21499 23020 26235
Median salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £69,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

PhD
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of job ads citing PhD as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 24 May 2016 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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing PhD within the UK over the 3 months to 24 May 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
England +147 627 £50,500 +12.22% 112
London +84 368 £60,000 +9.09% 47
South East +74 104 £40,000 - 19
East of England +37 57 £37,500 -6.25% 30
City of London +29 52 £68,750 +19.56% 6
South West +45 50 £60,000 +60.00% 2
Oxfordshire +45 46 £42,500 +30.76% 14
Oxford +45 45 £55,000 +69.23% 13
Cambridgeshire +1 28 £65,000 +62.50% 25
North West +46 25 £40,000 +9.58% 7
Manchester - 25 £40,000 - 6
East Midlands +20 24 £40,000 - 2
Cambridge +3 24 £65,000 +62.50% 24
Exeter - 23 £90,000 - 1
Devon - 23 £90,000 - 1
Hertfordshire +20 18 £32,000 -1.53% 3
Surrey +9 17 £25,000 -47.36%
Buckinghamshire +24 14 £45,000 +12.50%
Berkshire +15 14 £40,000 -15.78% 2
Bristol +15 13 £47,500 -65.88%
Northamptonshire +12 13 £40,000 - 1
Northampton +5 13 £40,000 - 1
West Sussex +1 13 £22,500 -50.00% 1
Edinburgh +7 12 £47,500 +69.64% 1
Gloucestershire +4 12 £53,500 +52.85% 1
Scotland -4 12 £47,500 +50.79% 1
Wallingford - 12 £40,000 - 1
Horsham - 12 £22,500 - 1
Milton Keynes +24 11 £40,000 -
Yorkshire +21 11 £36,000 -13.25% 3

PhD
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 May 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 with a requirement for PhD.

1 616 (48.05%) Degree
2 604 (47.11%) Computer Science
3 587 (45.79%) Python
4 498 (38.85%) C++
5 488 (38.07%) Java
6 468 (36.51%) Mathematics
7 464 (36.19%) Machine Learning
8 388 (30.27%) Analytics
9 380 (29.64%) Algorithms
10 356 (27.77%) Software Engineering
11 337 (26.29%) Big Data
12 320 (24.96%) SQL
13 317 (24.73%) Finance
14 307 (23.95%) R
15 261 (20.36%) Analytical Skills
16 244 (19.03%) Physics
17 236 (18.41%) Statistics
18 219 (17.08%) Hadoop
19 195 (15.21%) Agile Software Development
20 193 (15.05%) MATLAB
21 180 (14.04%) C
22 169 (13.18%) NoSQL
23 167 (13.03%) Apache Spark
23 167 (13.03%) Data Mining
24 162 (12.64%) C#
25 152 (11.86%) Visualisation
26 151 (11.78%) Data Analytics
27 150 (11.70%) Linux
28 142 (11.08%) OO
29 123 (9.59%) Scala

PhD
Top Related IT Skills 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
1 167 (13.03%) Apache Spark
2 89 (6.94%) SAS
3 50 (3.90%) Apache Pig
4 37 (2.89%) Node.js
5 33 (2.57%) Apache
6 16 (1.25%) MS Exchange
7 12 (0.94%) Elasticsearch
7 12 (0.94%) Exchange Server 2007
7 12 (0.94%) Skype for Business
8 10 (0.78%) CMS
9 6 (0.47%) Confluence
10 3 (0.23%) IIS
11 2 (0.16%) Apache Solr
12 1 (0.078%) ArcGIS
12 1 (0.078%) CloudStack
12 1 (0.078%) Tomcat
Applications
1 45 (3.51%) SPSS
2 42 (3.28%) MS Excel
3 35 (2.73%) MS Office
4 15 (1.17%) S-PLUS
5 10 (0.78%) Gephi
6 8 (0.62%) Mathematica
7 6 (0.47%) MS Visio
7 6 (0.47%) Spreadsheet
8 5 (0.39%) MS PowerPoint
9 3 (0.23%) SOLIDWORKS
9 3 (0.23%) Weka
10 2 (0.16%) Abaqus
10 2 (0.16%) AutoCAD
10 2 (0.16%) MS Project
10 2 (0.16%) NASTRAN
10 2 (0.16%) PTC Creo
11 1 (0.078%) GNU Octave
11 1 (0.078%) Photoshop
11 1 (0.078%) Stata
Business Applications
1 11 (0.86%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 9 (0.70%) SAP FS
3 4 (0.31%) SystmOne
4 2 (0.16%) Adaptiv
4 2 (0.16%) ION MarketView
Cloud Services
1 81 (6.32%) Amazon AWS
2 31 (2.42%) GitHub
3 30 (2.34%) Microsoft Azure
4 28 (2.18%) Cloud Computing
5 13 (1.01%) Amazon EC2
6 12 (0.94%) Amazon S3
7 10 (0.78%) Google Cloud Platform
8 9 (0.70%) Amazon EMR
9 6 (0.47%) SaaS
10 2 (0.16%) Google Play
11 1 (0.078%) AdWords
11 1 (0.078%) Amazon ElastiCache
11 1 (0.078%) Google Analytics
11 1 (0.078%) IaaS
11 1 (0.078%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 30 (2.34%) TCP/IP
2 20 (1.56%) Wireless
3 19 (1.48%) HTTP
4 18 (1.40%) Broadband
5 15 (1.17%) Firewall
5 15 (1.17%) Internet
6 13 (1.01%) DNS
6 13 (1.01%) SAN
6 13 (1.01%) VPN
7 12 (0.94%) Cisco ASA
7 12 (0.94%) DHCP
7 12 (0.94%) VoIP
8 10 (0.78%) Ethernet
9 9 (0.70%) Wi-Fi
10 6 (0.47%) Bluetooth
11 4 (0.31%) ADSL
11 4 (0.31%) DSL
11 4 (0.31%) DVB
11 4 (0.31%) LTE
11 4 (0.31%) RS-232
Database & Business Intelligence
1 337 (26.29%) Big Data
2 219 (17.08%) Hadoop
3 169 (13.18%) NoSQL
4 167 (13.03%) Data Mining
5 84 (6.55%) MongoDB
6 74 (5.77%) Apache Hive
7 60 (4.68%) SQL Server
8 57 (4.45%) Apache Cassandra
9 48 (3.74%) PostgreSQL
10 41 (3.20%) Neo4j
11 39 (3.04%) Relational Database
12 38 (2.96%) Data Warehouse
13 33 (2.57%) MySQL
14 24 (1.87%) Pentaho
15 21 (1.64%) GIS
15 21 (1.64%) Impala
16 19 (1.48%) Redis
17 16 (1.25%) QlikView
18 14 (1.09%) CouchDB
18 14 (1.09%) Mahout
Development Applications
1 60 (4.68%) Git (software)
2 33 (2.57%) Jenkins
3 26 (2.03%) Subversion
4 23 (1.79%) Talend Open Studio
5 18 (1.40%) LabVIEW
5 18 (1.40%) Vagrant
6 15 (1.17%) Visual Studio
7 11 (0.86%) Maven
7 11 (0.86%) Mercurial
8 9 (0.70%) Yeoman
9 8 (0.62%) JIRA
10 7 (0.55%) Team Foundation Server
11 6 (0.47%) JUnit
12 4 (0.31%) GDB
12 4 (0.31%) Grunt
12 4 (0.31%) Valgrind
13 3 (0.23%) Bitbucket
13 3 (0.23%) Octopus Deploy
13 3 (0.23%) TeamCity
14 2 (0.16%) Selenium
General
1 317 (24.73%) Finance
2 101 (7.88%) Telecoms
3 66 (5.15%) Banking
4 64 (4.99%) Games
5 62 (4.84%) Marketing
6 50 (3.90%) Manufacturing
7 43 (3.35%) Pharmaceutical
8 36 (2.81%) Retail
9 32 (2.50%) Front Office
10 24 (1.87%) Electronics
11 18 (1.40%) Investment Banking
12 16 (1.25%) Aerospace
13 15 (1.17%) Publishing
14 12 (0.94%) Advertising
15 11 (0.86%) Billing
16 7 (0.55%) Private Banking
17 6 (0.47%) Financial Institution
17 6 (0.47%) Law
18 5 (0.39%) Avionics
19 4 (0.31%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 330 (25.74%) Developer
2 281 (21.92%) Data Scientist
3 133 (10.37%) Software Engineer
4 125 (9.75%) Java Developer
5 119 (9.28%) Analyst
6 88 (6.86%) Senior Data Scientist
7 86 (6.71%) C++ Developer
8 67 (5.23%) Consultant
9 63 (4.91%) Software Developer
10 55 (4.29%) Graduate
11 54 (4.21%) C++ Software Engineer
12 51 (3.98%) Machine Learning Scientist
13 48 (3.74%) C# Developer
14 46 (3.59%) Junior
14 46 (3.59%) Machine Learning Engineer
14 46 (3.59%) Qualitative Analyst
14 46 (3.59%) Quantitative Analyst
15 42 (3.28%) Python Developer
16 40 (3.12%) Data Consultant
17 39 (3.04%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 89 (6.94%) Natural Language Processing
2 88 (6.86%) .NET
3 69 (5.38%) NumPy
3 69 (5.38%) SciPy
4 57 (4.45%) XML
5 50 (3.90%) HTML
6 44 (3.43%) Middleware
7 41 (3.20%) D3.js
8 40 (3.12%) JSON
9 39 (3.04%) AngularJS
10 37 (2.89%) OpenGL
11 36 (2.81%) Kafka
11 36 (2.81%) Pandas
11 36 (2.81%) Spring
12 35 (2.73%) CSS
13 30 (2.34%) REST
14 29 (2.26%) J2SE
14 29 (2.26%) scikit-learn
15 28 (2.18%) Web Services
16 26 (2.03%) STL
Miscellaneous
1 604 (47.11%) Computer Science
2 468 (36.51%) Mathematics
3 380 (29.64%) Algorithms
4 261 (20.36%) Analytical Skills
5 244 (19.03%) Physics
6 236 (18.41%) Statistics
7 152 (11.86%) Visualisation
8 85 (6.63%) Artificial Intelligence
9 53 (4.13%) Hedge funds
10 46 (3.59%) Fintech
11 43 (3.35%) Applied Mathematics
12 42 (3.28%) Data Structures
13 36 (2.81%) Neural Network
14 33 (2.57%) Economics
15 32 (2.50%) Life Science
16 30 (2.34%) CUDA
17 28 (2.18%) Chemistry
18 27 (2.11%) Enterprise Software
19 26 (2.03%) 3D Graphics
20 25 (1.95%) Biology
Operating Systems
1 150 (11.70%) Linux
2 75 (5.85%) Windows
3 69 (5.38%) Unix
4 51 (3.98%) Android
5 49 (3.82%) Apple iOS
6 25 (1.95%) Windows Server
7 12 (0.94%) Windows 8
7 12 (0.94%) Windows Server 2003
7 12 (0.94%) Windows XP
8 10 (0.78%) CentOS
9 5 (0.39%) Debian
9 5 (0.39%) Fedora
9 5 (0.39%) SUSE
9 5 (0.39%) Ubuntu
10 4 (0.31%) Windows 7
10 4 (0.31%) Windows Server 2008
11 1 (0.078%) Mac OS X
11 1 (0.078%) VxWorks
11 1 (0.078%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 464 (36.19%) Machine Learning
2 388 (30.27%) Analytics
3 356 (27.77%) Software Engineering
4 195 (15.21%) Agile Software Development
5 151 (11.78%) Data Analytics
6 142 (11.08%) OO
7 107 (8.35%) Data Analysis
8 90 (7.02%) Data Visualisation
9 85 (6.63%) Open Source
10 77 (6.01%) TDD
11 76 (5.93%) Low Latency
12 71 (5.54%) Business Intelligence
13 65 (5.07%) Predictive Modelling
14 62 (4.84%) Statistical Modelling
15 61 (4.76%) Statistical Analysis
16 60 (4.68%) Bayesian Methods
17 56 (4.37%) Signal Processing
18 54 (4.21%) SDLC
19 53 (4.13%) Multithreading
20 52 (4.06%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 587 (45.79%) Python
2 498 (38.85%) C++
3 488 (38.07%) Java
4 320 (24.96%) SQL
5 307 (23.95%) R
6 193 (15.05%) MATLAB
7 180 (14.04%) C
8 162 (12.64%) C#
9 123 (9.59%) Scala
10 118 (9.20%) JavaScript
11 87 (6.79%) Perl
12 44 (3.43%) Ruby
13 40 (3.12%) VBA
14 37 (2.89%) Bash Shell
15 18 (1.40%) Clojure
15 18 (1.40%) PL/SQL
16 15 (1.17%) Tcl
17 14 (1.09%) Cython
17 14 (1.09%) Embedded C
18 13 (1.01%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 616 (48.05%) Degree
2 42 (3.28%) Security Cleared
3 25 (1.95%) DV Cleared
4 24 (1.87%) SC Cleared
5 17 (1.33%) MBA
6 10 (0.78%) PMI Certification
7 7 (0.55%) CISA
7 7 (0.55%) CISM
7 7 (0.55%) CISSP
7 7 (0.55%) GIAC
8 5 (0.39%) CFA
8 5 (0.39%) PMP
9 3 (0.23%) CCNA
9 3 (0.23%) CCNP
9 3 (0.23%) Cisco Certification
9 3 (0.23%) Postgraduate
10 2 (0.16%) ISEB
10 2 (0.16%) ISTQB
10 2 (0.16%) Microsoft Certification
11 1 (0.078%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (1.09%) QA
2 7 (0.55%) DO-178B
2 7 (0.55%) MISRA
2 7 (0.55%) MISRA C
3 6 (0.47%) ISO/IEC 12207
4 4 (0.31%) Data Quality
5 3 (0.23%) Basel II
5 3 (0.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 2 (0.16%) DO-254
7 1 (0.078%) IEC 61508
System Software
1 27 (2.11%) Docker
2 20 (1.56%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 17 (1.33%) XenServer
4 16 (1.25%) Active Directory
4 16 (1.25%) VMware Infrastructure
5 13 (1.01%) VirtualBox
6 12 (0.94%) HDFS
7 9 (0.70%) Apache Flume
8 8 (0.62%) vSphere
8 8 (0.62%) XenApp
9 7 (0.55%) Firmware
10 5 (0.39%) iptables
10 5 (0.39%) Xen
11 4 (0.31%) VMware ESX
11 4 (0.31%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 25 (1.95%) Puppet
2 12 (0.94%) Backup Exec
2 12 (0.94%) XenMobile
3 4 (0.31%) Ansible
3 4 (0.31%) EMC NetWorker
4 3 (0.23%) OPNET
4 3 (0.23%) Opscode Chef
4 3 (0.23%) Packer
5 1 (0.078%) logstash
5 1 (0.078%) Mesos
5 1 (0.078%) StatsD
Vendors
1 60 (4.68%) Microsoft
2 53 (4.13%) Oracle
3 42 (3.28%) Cloudera
3 42 (3.28%) Google
4 40 (3.12%) Hortonworks
5 31 (2.42%) Greenplum
6 30 (2.34%) Tableau
7 23 (1.79%) MuleSoft
7 23 (1.79%) Talend
8 22 (1.72%) SAP
9 18 (1.40%) Facebook
10 16 (1.25%) VMware
11 14 (1.09%) Omniture
12 13 (1.01%) EMC
13 12 (0.94%) Cisco
13 12 (0.94%) Citrix
13 12 (0.94%) HP
13 12 (0.94%) IronPort
13 12 (0.94%) Polycom
13 12 (0.94%) Veeam
London
Client Server
Salary: £95k to £140k + equity + benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Verticality Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum, Benefits Benefits
Posted: 3 hours ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Colston Consulting
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 3 hours ago
Romsey, Hampshire
DCV Technologies
Salary: Up to £26,000 per annum +3K + fantastic benefits!
Posted: 4 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Edgar Cowen
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Great Base + Benefits
Posted: 9 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Computer People
Salary: £25000.00 - £32000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 9 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Edgar Cowen
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum + Awsome Benefits + Prospects
Posted: 9 hours ago
London
Exposed Solutions
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 10 hours ago
Keyworth, Nottinghamshire
Research Councils UK
Posted: 12 hours ago
London
Aqovia
Posted: 19 hours ago
Exeter, Devon
Provide Consulting Ltd
Posted: 19 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £27000 - £33000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey
Provide Consulting Ltd
Salary: Pension
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Twenty Recruitment Group
Salary: From £35,000 to £40,000 per annum + Benefits & Bonus
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Client Server
Salary: £60k to £70k + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
South East London
Client Server
Salary: £50k to £65k + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Parallel Consulting
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Parallel Consulting
Salary: £60000 - £90000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £65000 - £90000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Revolution Technology Ltd
Salary: OPEN
Posted: Yesterday
London
CapGemini - RSR
Salary: Competitive Salary and Package
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £80000 - £120000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum + bonus + equity
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Rullion IT Plus
Salary: £28000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus, Bens, Pension
Posted: 3 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Novate IT Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £100000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Westbourne Partners
Salary: From £50,000 to £90,000 per annum Level of salary really dependent on
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Rullion IT Plus
Salary: £60000 - £80000 per annum + Outstanding Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Bedford, Bedfordshire
IT Connections
Salary: £40,000 to £60,000
Posted: 4 days ago
Bedford, Bedfordshire
IT Connections
Salary: £25,000 to £35,000
Posted: 4 days ago
Wallingford, Oxfordshire
IT Connections
Salary: £35,000 to £40,000
Posted: 4 days ago
Central London / West End
IT Connections
Salary: £30,000 to £40,000
Posted: 4 days ago
Central London / West End
IT Connections
Salary: £35,000 to £40,000
Posted: 4 days ago
Northampton, Northamptonshire
IT Connections
Salary: £25,000 to £35,000
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Real Time Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 30K - 38K + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
South East London
Client Server
Salary: £25k to £40k + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Palm Mason
Posted: 4 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
ECM Selection
Salary: to £55k DoE
Posted: 4 days ago
North Yorkshire
ECM Selection
Salary: to £45k + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Harrington Starr
Posted: 4 days ago