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 3 December 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
3 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
PhD
Rank 413 510 555
Rank change year-on-year
+97 +45
Permanent jobs citing PhD 571 555 485
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.64% 0.52% 0.42%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.47% 1.89% 1.51%
Number of salaries quoted 490 446 429
Median salary £55,000 £52,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+4.76% +16.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £34,750 £33,632 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £110,000 £100,000 £67,500
UK excluding London median salary £40,031 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+0.07% -

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
23080 29382 32051
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 25.83% 27.37% 27.89%
Number of salaries quoted 18224 23272 25710
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £27,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

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 3 December 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 3 December 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 +61 567 £55,000 +4.76% 142
London +46 358 £70,000 -3.44% 76
City of London +50 77 £77,500 -29.54% 14
East of England +31 77 £35,000 -15.66% 40
South East +82 65 £52,500 +16.66% 10
Cambridge +8 48 £50,000 +25.00% 35
Cambridgeshire 0 48 £50,000 +22.69% 37
North West +2 26 £40,000 +7.44% 6
Oxfordshire +17 23 £56,250 +18.42% 4
South West +18 22 £51,250 +36.66% 5
Oxford +23 21 £57,500 +15.00% 4
East Midlands +19 20 £40,000 +77.77% 3
Hampshire +26 18 £52,500 +10.52% 2
Southampton +20 13 £52,500 +31.25% 1
Northampton +13 13 £36,000 +60.00%
Northamptonshire +5 13 £36,000 +60.00%
Bristol +26 12 £52,500 +26.50% 5
Manchester -5 12 £65,000 +62.50% 3
West Midlands -14 12 £40,000 +10.34%
Bedfordshire - 12 £40,000 -
Hertfordshire +21 11 £35,000 -46.15% 2
Bedford - 11 £40,000 -
Watford - 10 £35,000 -
Buckinghamshire +24 9 £47,500 - 2
Borehamwood - 9 £35,000 - 1
Berkshire +51 8 £42,500 -22.72% 1
Milton Keynes +20 8 £36,250 - 1
Exeter - 8 £50,000 -
Devon - 8 £50,000 -
Leicestershire +2 7 £40,000 - 1

PhD
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 December 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.

1 624 (50.73%) Degree
2 570 (46.34%) Computer Science
3 523 (42.52%) Python
4 518 (42.11%) Mathematics
5 472 (38.37%) Machine Learning
6 450 (36.59%) C++
7 399 (32.44%) Java
8 363 (29.51%) Algorithms
9 324 (26.34%) Software Engineering
10 313 (25.45%) Analytics
11 308 (25.04%) Physics
12 302 (24.55%) R
13 280 (22.76%) SQL
14 269 (21.87%) Statistics
15 244 (19.84%) Big Data
16 238 (19.35%) Analytical Skills
17 232 (18.86%) Finance
18 228 (18.54%) C#
19 176 (14.31%) MATLAB
20 172 (13.98%) Agile Software Development
21 170 (13.82%) Hadoop
22 166 (13.50%) Apache Spark
23 165 (13.41%) C
24 135 (10.98%) .NET
25 132 (10.73%) Scala
25 132 (10.73%) Data Analytics
26 122 (9.92%) OO
27 116 (9.43%) JavaScript
28 108 (8.78%) Linux
28 108 (8.78%) SAS

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
1 166 (13.50%) Apache Spark
2 108 (8.78%) SAS
3 55 (4.47%) Apache
4 44 (3.58%) Apache Pig
5 10 (0.81%) Exchange Server 2007
5 10 (0.81%) MS Exchange
5 10 (0.81%) Skype for Business
6 6 (0.49%) Elasticsearch
7 5 (0.41%) Confluence
7 5 (0.41%) Jupyter
8 3 (0.24%) IIS
8 3 (0.24%) Tomcat
9 2 (0.16%) Apache Solr
10 1 (0.081%) CMS
10 1 (0.081%) Drupal
10 1 (0.081%) SharePoint
10 1 (0.081%) WordPress
Applications
1 63 (5.12%) SPSS
2 31 (2.52%) MS Excel
3 27 (2.20%) GNU Octave
4 21 (1.71%) MS Office
5 7 (0.57%) Chatbot
6 6 (0.49%) MS Project
7 5 (0.41%) MS PowerPoint
8 4 (0.33%) EViews
8 4 (0.33%) S-PLUS
9 3 (0.24%) Maple
9 3 (0.24%) Simulink
10 2 (0.16%) CPLEX
10 2 (0.16%) Gephi
10 2 (0.16%) Spreadsheet
10 2 (0.16%) Stata
11 1 (0.081%) PTC Creo
11 1 (0.081%) Weka
Business Applications
1 15 (1.22%) SAP FS
2 6 (0.49%) Primavera
3 5 (0.41%) Oracle ERP
4 2 (0.16%) SAP BPC
5 1 (0.081%) Magento
5 1 (0.081%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 58 (4.72%) Amazon AWS
2 31 (2.52%) Microsoft Azure
3 28 (2.28%) SaaS
4 14 (1.14%) Cloud Computing
5 12 (0.98%) Amazon S3
6 10 (0.81%) Amazon EC2
6 10 (0.81%) GitHub
7 9 (0.73%) Amazon EMR
8 8 (0.65%) Heroku
9 6 (0.49%) Yammer
10 4 (0.33%) Google Cloud Platform
10 4 (0.33%) iTunes
11 2 (0.16%) Adobe Analytics
12 1 (0.081%) Amazon Kinesis
12 1 (0.081%) AWS Lambda
12 1 (0.081%) IBM Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 25 (2.03%) TCP/IP
2 15 (1.22%) SAN
3 11 (0.89%) Firewall
3 11 (0.89%) Internet
4 10 (0.81%) Cisco ASA
4 10 (0.81%) DHCP
4 10 (0.81%) DNS
4 10 (0.81%) HTTP
4 10 (0.81%) VoIP
4 10 (0.81%) VPN
5 8 (0.65%) DSL
6 7 (0.57%) ADSL
7 6 (0.49%) Bluetooth
7 6 (0.49%) Wi-Fi
8 5 (0.41%) HTTPS
9 3 (0.24%) Ethernet
9 3 (0.24%) NAS
9 3 (0.24%) SNMP
9 3 (0.24%) Wireless
10 2 (0.16%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 244 (19.84%) Big Data
2 170 (13.82%) Hadoop
3 103 (8.37%) Data Mining
4 91 (7.40%) NoSQL
5 63 (5.12%) Apache Hive
6 62 (5.04%) Relational Database
7 47 (3.82%) SQL Server
8 45 (3.66%) MongoDB
9 40 (3.25%) Apache Cassandra
10 33 (2.68%) RDBMS
11 27 (2.20%) PostgreSQL
12 22 (1.79%) MySQL
13 14 (1.14%) GIS
13 14 (1.14%) Neo4j
14 13 (1.06%) QlikView
15 11 (0.89%) Mahout
16 9 (0.73%) Impala
17 8 (0.65%) Spotfire
18 7 (0.57%) HBase
18 7 (0.57%) KDB
Development Applications
1 34 (2.76%) Git (software)
2 25 (2.03%) Jenkins
3 12 (0.98%) Vagrant
4 10 (0.81%) Visual Studio
5 9 (0.73%) Yeoman
6 6 (0.49%) Eclipse
7 5 (0.41%) JIRA
7 5 (0.41%) Selenium
7 5 (0.41%) Subversion
8 4 (0.33%) FindBugs
8 4 (0.33%) LabVIEW
8 4 (0.33%) Mercurial
9 3 (0.24%) Bitbucket
9 3 (0.24%) Octopus Deploy
9 3 (0.24%) TeamCity
10 2 (0.16%) GitLab
10 2 (0.16%) Jasmine
10 2 (0.16%) Karma Test Runner
10 2 (0.16%) PhantomJS
10 2 (0.16%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 232 (18.86%) Finance
2 105 (8.54%) Marketing
3 74 (6.02%) Banking
4 72 (5.85%) Telecoms
5 65 (5.28%) Electronics
6 58 (4.72%) Games
7 52 (4.23%) Advertising
8 46 (3.74%) Manufacturing
9 43 (3.50%) Front Office
10 39 (3.17%) Pharmaceutical
11 32 (2.60%) Retail
12 20 (1.63%) Publishing
13 15 (1.22%) Automotive
13 15 (1.22%) Billing
14 11 (0.89%) Back Office
14 11 (0.89%) Law
15 9 (0.73%) Aerospace
16 7 (0.57%) Investment Banking
17 6 (0.49%) Financial Institution
18 3 (0.24%) Military
Job Titles
1 334 (27.15%) Developer
2 315 (25.61%) Data Scientist
3 160 (13.01%) Software Engineer
4 113 (9.19%) Senior Data Scientist
5 102 (8.29%) Java Developer
6 93 (7.56%) C++ Developer
7 91 (7.40%) Software Developer
8 76 (6.18%) Graduate
9 75 (6.10%) Machine Learning Scientist
10 73 (5.93%) Analyst
11 67 (5.45%) C# Developer
12 52 (4.23%) Senior Developer
13 51 (4.15%) C++ Software Engineer
13 51 (4.15%) Computer Engineer
14 50 (4.07%) Computer Vision Engineer
14 50 (4.07%) Java Engineer
15 49 (3.98%) Graduate Developer
15 49 (3.98%) Research Engineer
16 45 (3.66%) C++ Software Developer
17 44 (3.58%) .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 135 (10.98%) .NET
2 102 (8.29%) HTML
3 64 (5.20%) Natural Language Processing
4 60 (4.88%) CSS
5 56 (4.55%) AngularJS
6 53 (4.31%) STL
7 51 (4.15%) Node.js
8 47 (3.82%) Boost C++ Libraries
9 44 (3.58%) ASP.NET
10 42 (3.41%) Ajax
11 41 (3.33%) RESTful
11 41 (3.33%) scikit-learn
12 40 (3.25%) HTML5
13 36 (2.93%) OpenGL
14 33 (2.68%) NumPy
14 33 (2.68%) OpenCV
15 32 (2.60%) .NET Framework
15 32 (2.60%) SciPy
15 32 (2.60%) XML
16 31 (2.52%) Pandas
Miscellaneous
1 570 (46.34%) Computer Science
2 518 (42.11%) Mathematics
3 363 (29.51%) Algorithms
4 308 (25.04%) Physics
5 269 (21.87%) Statistics
6 238 (19.35%) Analytical Skills
7 103 (8.37%) Artificial Intelligence
8 92 (7.48%) Visualisation
9 60 (4.88%) Applied Mathematics
10 37 (3.01%) Fintech
11 33 (2.68%) Neural Network
12 32 (2.60%) 3D Graphics
13 29 (2.36%) Economics
14 27 (2.20%) Credit Risk
15 26 (2.11%) Derivative
16 25 (2.03%) Data Structures
16 25 (2.03%) Hedge funds
17 23 (1.87%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
18 22 (1.79%) User Experience
19 20 (1.63%) Augmented Reality
Operating Systems
1 108 (8.78%) Linux
2 89 (7.24%) Windows
3 35 (2.85%) Unix
4 26 (2.11%) Android
5 20 (1.63%) Apple iOS
6 14 (1.14%) Embedded Linux
7 13 (1.06%) Windows Server
8 11 (0.89%) Windows Server 2003
9 10 (0.81%) Windows XP
10 5 (0.41%) Windows 10
10 5 (0.41%) Windows 8
11 3 (0.24%) Solaris
11 3 (0.24%) Windows Server 2012
12 1 (0.081%) CentOS
12 1 (0.081%) Debian
12 1 (0.081%) Fedora
12 1 (0.081%) Kali Linux
12 1 (0.081%) SUSE
12 1 (0.081%) Ubuntu
12 1 (0.081%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 472 (38.37%) Machine Learning
2 324 (26.34%) Software Engineering
3 313 (25.45%) Analytics
4 172 (13.98%) Agile Software Development
5 132 (10.73%) Data Analytics
6 122 (9.92%) OO
7 95 (7.72%) Data Analysis
8 76 (6.18%) Computer Vision
9 65 (5.28%) Deep Learning
9 65 (5.28%) Statistical Analysis
10 62 (5.04%) Predictive Modelling
11 59 (4.80%) Open Source
12 58 (4.72%) Statistical Modelling
13 55 (4.47%) Data Visualisation
13 55 (4.47%) TDD
14 52 (4.23%) Business Intelligence
15 50 (4.07%) MVC
15 50 (4.07%) Signal Processing
16 48 (3.90%) Multithreading
17 43 (3.50%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 523 (42.52%) Python
2 450 (36.59%) C++
3 399 (32.44%) Java
4 302 (24.55%) R
5 280 (22.76%) SQL
6 228 (18.54%) C#
7 176 (14.31%) MATLAB
8 165 (13.41%) C
9 132 (10.73%) Scala
10 116 (9.43%) JavaScript
11 42 (3.41%) F#
12 35 (2.85%) Perl
13 28 (2.28%) PHP
14 25 (2.03%) Bash Shell
15 23 (1.87%) Haskell
16 21 (1.71%) Ruby
17 20 (1.63%) VBA
18 18 (1.46%) Fortran
19 16 (1.30%) VB
20 11 (0.89%) Clojure
Qualifications
1 624 (50.73%) Degree
2 32 (2.60%) Security Cleared
3 31 (2.52%) Postgraduate
4 26 (2.11%) SC Cleared
5 11 (0.89%) MBA
6 9 (0.73%) MCTS
6 9 (0.73%) Microsoft Certification
7 6 (0.49%) APMP
8 4 (0.33%) CISSP
8 4 (0.33%) DV Cleared
8 4 (0.33%) PMI Certification
9 2 (0.16%) CISA
9 2 (0.16%) CISM
9 2 (0.16%) GCIA
9 2 (0.16%) GCIH
9 2 (0.16%) GIAC
9 2 (0.16%) PMP
9 2 (0.16%) SANS
10 1 (0.081%) ECSA
10 1 (0.081%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (2.20%) QA
2 7 (0.57%) MISRA
3 5 (0.41%) DO-178B
3 5 (0.41%) ISO/IEC 12207
3 5 (0.41%) MISRA C
4 4 (0.33%) Data Quality
5 3 (0.24%) SNOMED CT
6 1 (0.081%) Actionable Recommendations
6 1 (0.081%) CRD IV
6 1 (0.081%) ISO 9000
6 1 (0.081%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.081%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.081%) RMADS
System Software
1 13 (1.06%) Active Directory
2 12 (0.98%) Virtual Machines
2 12 (0.98%) XenServer
3 11 (0.89%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 10 (0.81%) VMware Infrastructure
5 9 (0.73%) Firmware
5 9 (0.73%) VirtualBox
6 8 (0.65%) HDFS
7 6 (0.49%) Apache Flume
8 4 (0.33%) Docker
9 3 (0.24%) vSphere
9 3 (0.24%) XenApp
10 2 (0.16%) LXC
Systems Management
1 10 (0.81%) Backup Exec
2 7 (0.57%) XenMobile
3 3 (0.24%) Nmap
3 3 (0.24%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (0.24%) Packer
4 2 (0.16%) Nessus
4 2 (0.16%) Puppet
5 1 (0.081%) Mesos
5 1 (0.081%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 46 (3.74%) Oracle
2 34 (2.76%) Microsoft
3 21 (1.71%) SAP
3 21 (1.71%) Tableau
4 19 (1.54%) Cloudera
5 16 (1.30%) Hortonworks
6 15 (1.22%) Guidewire
7 13 (1.06%) Synopsys
8 12 (0.98%) Citrix
8 12 (0.98%) Google
9 11 (0.89%) EMC
10 10 (0.81%) Cisco
10 10 (0.81%) HP
10 10 (0.81%) IronPort
10 10 (0.81%) Palo Alto
10 10 (0.81%) Polycom
10 10 (0.81%) Veeam
10 10 (0.81%) VMware
11 7 (0.57%) IBM
12 6 (0.49%) MicroStrategy
London
Churchill Frank
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum
Posted: 18 hours ago
London
First Point
Salary: £45000.00 - £55000.00 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Southampton, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
West London
set2recruit
Salary: From £45,000 to £60,000 per annum (Incl Bonuses)
Posted: Yesterday
London
IT Connections
Salary: 60000
Posted: Yesterday
London
Stott & May
Salary: £45000 - £75000 per annum + 0.5% - 1.0%
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Churchill Frank
Salary: £50000 - £51000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
set2recruit
Salary: Up to £50,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
ClearCube Consulting
Salary: From £70,000 to £120,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
ClearCube Consulting
Salary: From £70,000 to £120,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Client Server
Salary: £45k to £60k
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Softweb Resourcing Limited
Salary: From £30,000 to £55,000 per annum Pension, Flexi, Career Progress, Sto
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Client Server
Salary: £80k to £100k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Hanover IT Recruitment
Salary: From £35,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Oho Group Ltd.
Salary: £100000 - £200000 per annum, Benefits 50% - 100% Bonus
Posted: Yesterday
Central London / West End
Client Server
Salary: £35k to £40k + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Central London / West End
Client Server
Salary: £80k to £100k + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Computer People
Salary: Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
West London
set2recruit
Salary: From £50,000 to £60,000 per annum (Incl Bonuses)
Posted: Yesterday
London
Westbourne Partners
Salary: From £50,000 to £90,000 per annum Level of salary really dependent on
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: Up to £40,000 + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
West London
set2recruit
Salary: From £35,000 to £60,000 per annum (Incl Bonuses)
Posted: Yesterday
Central London / West End
Mayson Hunt
Salary: From £55,000 to £65,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
ECM Selection
Salary: £competitive + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
ENTERPRISE RECRUITMENT LTD
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum, Benefits Profit share scheme, Pension, Life
Posted: 4 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Verticality Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum, Benefits Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
ECM Selection
Salary: £30k to £40k DoE + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Dorking, Surrey
ENTERPRISE RECRUITMENT LTD
Salary: £27500 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
ECM Selection
Salary: £competitive + good benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Computer People
Salary: Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago