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 8 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
PhD
Rank 448 550 510
Rank change year-on-year
+102 -40
Permanent jobs citing PhD 607 437 479
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.60% 0.41% 0.46%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.13% 1.48% 1.70%
Number of salaries quoted 519 387 394
Average salary £55,000 £50,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.00% +11.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £31,850 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £97,500 £85,000 £80,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £45,000 £41,000
% change year-on-year
-5.55% +9.75%

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
28441 29525 28128
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 28.05% 27.72% 27.26%
Number of salaries quoted 22731 23597 22083
Average salary £47,500 £45,000 £43,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% +3.44%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £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 8 February 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 average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing PhD within the UK over the 3 months to 8 February 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
(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 +89 598 £55,000 +10.00% 112
London +81 393 £62,500 +19.04% 53
South East -4 80 £47,500 +5.55% 17
City of London +79 65 £70,000 +27.27% 15
East of England +41 62 £38,500 -9.41% 31
Cambridgeshire +39 40 £42,500 +3.03% 30
Cambridge +26 38 £42,500 +3.03% 30
Oxfordshire -3 34 £55,000 +29.41% 9
Surrey +11 24 £35,000 -22.22% 2
South West +2 19 £44,000 -2.22% 2
Oxford -13 17 £55,000 +22.22% 9
North West +29 16 £41,250 +5.76% 6
Manchester +38 14 £37,500 -37.50% 6
Yorkshire +22 14 £51,500 +53.73% 1
Leeds - 13 - -
West Yorkshire - 13 - -
Birmingham +11 12 £47,500 -
Gloucestershire +6 12 £44,000 -12.00%
West Midlands -14 12 £47,500 +26.66% 1
Hampshire -7 11 £50,000 +25.00% 2
Essex - 11 - -
East Midlands - 10 £37,500 -
Chessington +11 9 £50,000 +33.33%
Hertfordshire -2 9 £32,000 -39.04% 1
Guildford +1 8 £35,000 -20.00%
Basingstoke +20 7 £50,000 - 2
Borehamwood -4 7 £32,000 +20.75%
Leicestershire - 6 £37,500 -
West Sussex - 5 £35,000 - 1
Gloucester - 5 £50,000 -

PhD
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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.

1 574 (50.13%) Computer Science
2 522 (45.59%) Python
3 502 (43.84%) Degree
4 484 (42.27%) Java
5 456 (39.83%) C++
6 428 (37.38%) Mathematics
7 363 (31.70%) Algorithms
8 352 (30.74%) Machine Learning
9 342 (29.87%) Software Engineering
10 312 (27.25%) SQL
11 299 (26.11%) Finance
12 293 (25.59%) R
13 276 (24.10%) Analytics
14 267 (23.32%) Big Data
15 262 (22.88%) Physics
16 227 (19.83%) C#
17 198 (17.29%) Statistics
18 196 (17.12%) Analytical Skills
19 187 (16.33%) Linux
20 183 (15.98%) Agile Software Development
21 172 (15.02%) Hadoop
22 166 (14.50%) C
23 161 (14.06%) NoSQL
24 153 (13.36%) OO
25 145 (12.66%) Data Mining
26 135 (11.79%) JavaScript
27 133 (11.62%) Visualisation
28 127 (11.09%) MATLAB
29 111 (9.69%) Scala
30 106 (9.26%) .NET

PhD
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 83 (7.25%) Apache Spark
2 62 (5.41%) SAS
3 55 (4.80%) Node.js
4 47 (4.10%) Apache Pig
5 25 (2.18%) Apache
6 17 (1.48%) MS Exchange
7 7 (0.61%) Elasticsearch
8 6 (0.52%) Exchange Server 2007
8 6 (0.52%) Skype for Business
9 4 (0.35%) IPython
10 3 (0.26%) Confluence
11 2 (0.17%) Apache Solr
11 2 (0.17%) ArcGIS
11 2 (0.17%) CMS
12 1 (0.087%) CloudStack
12 1 (0.087%) Tomcat
Applications
1 41 (3.58%) MS Excel
2 34 (2.97%) MS Office
3 22 (1.92%) SPSS
4 6 (0.52%) Gephi
4 6 (0.52%) SOLIDWORKS
5 5 (0.44%) Spreadsheet
6 4 (0.35%) Abaqus
6 4 (0.35%) NASTRAN
7 3 (0.26%) MS PowerPoint
8 2 (0.17%) MS Project
8 2 (0.17%) MS Visio
8 2 (0.17%) Weka
9 1 (0.087%) GNU Octave
9 1 (0.087%) Mathematica
Business Applications
1 5 (0.44%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (0.17%) Adaptiv
2 2 (0.17%) ION MarketView
3 1 (0.087%) Towers Watson Igloo
Cloud Services
1 64 (5.59%) Amazon AWS
2 38 (3.32%) Cloud Computing
3 31 (2.71%) Microsoft Azure
4 21 (1.83%) GitHub
5 7 (0.61%) Google Cloud Platform
6 6 (0.52%) Amazon EC2
7 5 (0.44%) Amazon S3
7 5 (0.44%) SaaS
8 4 (0.35%) Amazon EMR
9 3 (0.26%) Google App Engine
10 1 (0.087%) AdWords
10 1 (0.087%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 25 (2.18%) HTTP
2 14 (1.22%) Internet
3 13 (1.14%) TCP/IP
4 10 (0.87%) Broadband
5 9 (0.79%) Ethernet
5 9 (0.79%) Firewall
6 7 (0.61%) DSL
6 7 (0.61%) Network Security
6 7 (0.61%) VPN
7 6 (0.52%) Cisco ASA
7 6 (0.52%) DHCP
7 6 (0.52%) DNS
7 6 (0.52%) SAN
7 6 (0.52%) VoIP
8 4 (0.35%) 3GPP
8 4 (0.35%) Wireless
9 3 (0.26%) Bluetooth
9 3 (0.26%) Wi-Fi
10 2 (0.17%) ADSL
10 2 (0.17%) DVB
Database & Business Intelligence
1 267 (23.32%) Big Data
2 172 (15.02%) Hadoop
3 161 (14.06%) NoSQL
4 145 (12.66%) Data Mining
5 74 (6.46%) MongoDB
6 48 (4.19%) Apache Hive
7 42 (3.67%) Data Warehouse
8 38 (3.32%) PostgreSQL
9 35 (3.06%) Relational Database
10 33 (2.88%) SQL Server
11 32 (2.79%) Neo4j
12 27 (2.36%) Apache Cassandra
13 23 (2.01%) Redis
14 21 (1.83%) GIS
14 21 (1.83%) MySQL
15 18 (1.57%) Pentaho
16 16 (1.40%) Mahout
17 15 (1.31%) Text Mining
18 14 (1.22%) CouchDB
18 14 (1.22%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 46 (4.02%) Git (software)
2 23 (2.01%) Jenkins
3 19 (1.66%) Mercurial
4 18 (1.57%) Talend Open Studio
5 16 (1.40%) Visual Studio
6 15 (1.31%) Subversion
7 13 (1.14%) Maven
8 10 (0.87%) LabVIEW
9 5 (0.44%) Eclipse
9 5 (0.44%) JIRA
9 5 (0.44%) Team Foundation Server
10 4 (0.35%) Gradle
10 4 (0.35%) JUnit
10 4 (0.35%) Vagrant
10 4 (0.35%) Yeoman
11 2 (0.17%) Grunt
11 2 (0.17%) Rational DOORS
11 2 (0.17%) Selenium
12 1 (0.087%) TestNG
12 1 (0.087%) WinDbg
General
1 299 (26.11%) Finance
2 66 (5.76%) Games
3 61 (5.33%) Front Office
4 57 (4.98%) Marketing
5 38 (3.32%) Pharmaceutical
6 32 (2.79%) Banking
7 28 (2.45%) Telecoms
8 25 (2.18%) Manufacturing
9 24 (2.10%) Electronics
10 22 (1.92%) Retail
11 18 (1.57%) Aerospace
12 17 (1.48%) Automotive
13 16 (1.40%) Publishing
14 15 (1.31%) Investment Banking
15 13 (1.14%) Financial Institution
16 9 (0.79%) Advertising
16 9 (0.79%) Private Banking
17 5 (0.44%) Legal
18 4 (0.35%) Billing
19 3 (0.26%) French Language
Job Titles
1 407 (35.55%) Developer
2 245 (21.40%) Data Scientist
3 127 (11.09%) Java Developer
4 98 (8.56%) C++ Developer
5 92 (8.03%) Software Engineer
6 88 (7.69%) Analyst
6 88 (7.69%) C# Developer
7 72 (6.29%) Senior Data Scientist
8 68 (5.94%) Consultant
9 60 (5.24%) Quantitative Developer
10 54 (4.72%) Machine Learning Scientist
11 53 (4.63%) Software Developer
12 52 (4.54%) Python Developer
13 51 (4.45%) Graduate
14 50 (4.37%) .NET Developer
14 50 (4.37%) C# .NET Developer
15 45 (3.93%) Data Consultant
16 40 (3.49%) Senior Developer
17 39 (3.41%) Data Analyst
18 38 (3.32%) C++ Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 106 (9.26%) .NET
2 66 (5.76%) Natural Language Processing
3 59 (5.15%) HTML
4 54 (4.72%) SciPy
5 53 (4.63%) XML
6 51 (4.45%) D3.js
7 50 (4.37%) NumPy
8 43 (3.76%) JSON
9 41 (3.58%) REST
10 39 (3.41%) CSS
11 38 (3.32%) OpenGL
11 38 (3.32%) Pandas
12 37 (3.23%) AngularJS
13 31 (2.71%) jQuery
14 28 (2.45%) Middleware
14 28 (2.45%) Qt
15 25 (2.18%) Pyramid
16 23 (2.01%) J2EE
16 23 (2.01%) STL
17 22 (1.92%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 574 (50.13%) Computer Science
2 428 (37.38%) Mathematics
3 363 (31.70%) Algorithms
4 262 (22.88%) Physics
5 198 (17.29%) Statistics
6 196 (17.12%) Analytical Skills
7 133 (11.62%) Visualisation
8 76 (6.64%) Data Structures
9 71 (6.20%) Hedge funds
10 55 (4.80%) Artificial Intelligence
11 48 (4.19%) Applied Mathematics
12 39 (3.41%) Fixed Income
13 35 (3.06%) Life Science
14 29 (2.53%) 3D Graphics
14 29 (2.53%) Biology
14 29 (2.53%) Management Information System
15 28 (2.45%) CUDA
16 25 (2.18%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
17 21 (1.83%) Fintech
18 20 (1.75%) Chemistry
Operating Systems
1 187 (16.33%) Linux
2 93 (8.12%) Windows
3 70 (6.11%) Unix
4 34 (2.97%) Windows Server
5 27 (2.36%) Apple iOS
6 26 (2.27%) Android
7 16 (1.40%) CentOS
8 11 (0.96%) Windows 7
8 11 (0.96%) Windows Server 2008
9 6 (0.52%) Debian
9 6 (0.52%) Fedora
9 6 (0.52%) Mac OS X
9 6 (0.52%) SUSE
9 6 (0.52%) Ubuntu
9 6 (0.52%) Windows 8
9 6 (0.52%) Windows Server 2003
9 6 (0.52%) Windows XP
10 3 (0.26%) Solaris
11 1 (0.087%) Embedded Linux
11 1 (0.087%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 352 (30.74%) Machine Learning
2 342 (29.87%) Software Engineering
3 276 (24.10%) Analytics
4 183 (15.98%) Agile Software Development
5 153 (13.36%) OO
6 98 (8.56%) Data Analysis
7 97 (8.47%) Data Analytics
8 88 (7.69%) Data Visualisation
9 83 (7.25%) Statistical Modelling
10 76 (6.64%) Open Source
11 70 (6.11%) TDD
12 69 (6.03%) Business Intelligence
13 61 (5.33%) Low Latency
14 58 (5.07%) OOD
15 56 (4.89%) Continuous Integration
16 55 (4.80%) Predictive Modelling
17 51 (4.45%) Multithreading
18 48 (4.19%) ETL
19 45 (3.93%) OOP
20 44 (3.84%) Bioinformatics
Programming Languages
1 522 (45.59%) Python
2 484 (42.27%) Java
3 456 (39.83%) C++
4 312 (27.25%) SQL
5 293 (25.59%) R
6 227 (19.83%) C#
7 166 (14.50%) C
8 135 (11.79%) JavaScript
9 127 (11.09%) MATLAB
10 111 (9.69%) Scala
11 82 (7.16%) Perl
12 58 (5.07%) Ruby
13 49 (4.28%) VBA
14 28 (2.45%) Bash Shell
14 28 (2.45%) VB.NET
15 26 (2.27%) Shell Script
16 23 (2.01%) Clojure
17 20 (1.75%) Erlang
18 18 (1.57%) F#
19 13 (1.14%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 502 (43.84%) Degree
2 19 (1.66%) Security Cleared
3 15 (1.31%) DV Cleared
4 9 (0.79%) MBA
4 9 (0.79%) SC Cleared
5 7 (0.61%) PMI Certification
6 6 (0.52%) CFA
7 5 (0.44%) CISSP
7 5 (0.44%) Postgraduate
8 4 (0.35%) Microsoft Certification
9 3 (0.26%) CCNA
9 3 (0.26%) CCNP
9 3 (0.26%) CISA
9 3 (0.26%) Cisco Certification
9 3 (0.26%) CISM
9 3 (0.26%) GIAC
10 2 (0.17%) CLAS
10 2 (0.17%) PMP
11 1 (0.087%) CESG Certified Professional
11 1 (0.087%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (0.79%) QA
2 5 (0.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (0.26%) Basel II
3 3 (0.26%) Data Quality
3 3 (0.26%) GCP
3 3 (0.26%) GLP
3 3 (0.26%) GMP
3 3 (0.26%) GxP
4 2 (0.17%) DO-254
4 2 (0.17%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 2 (0.17%) ISO27005
4 2 (0.17%) RMADS
5 1 (0.087%) COSHH
5 1 (0.087%) DO-178B
5 1 (0.087%) IEC 61508
5 1 (0.087%) MISRA
5 1 (0.087%) MISRA C
5 1 (0.087%) Solvency II
System Software
1 33 (2.88%) Docker
2 17 (1.48%) Active Directory
2 17 (1.48%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (1.40%) XenServer
4 11 (0.96%) VMware ESX
4 11 (0.96%) VMware Workstation
5 10 (0.87%) iptables
5 10 (0.87%) Xen
6 8 (0.70%) Firmware
7 4 (0.35%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 4 (0.35%) VirtualBox
7 4 (0.35%) vSphere
7 4 (0.35%) XenApp
8 1 (0.087%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 19 (1.66%) Puppet
2 6 (0.52%) Backup Exec
2 6 (0.52%) EMC NetWorker
3 4 (0.35%) XenMobile
4 3 (0.26%) OPNET
5 2 (0.17%) Ansible
6 1 (0.087%) Mesos
Vendors
1 56 (4.89%) Oracle
2 47 (4.10%) Microsoft
3 35 (3.06%) Google
4 33 (2.88%) Cloudera
5 31 (2.71%) Greenplum
5 31 (2.71%) Hortonworks
6 22 (1.92%) Facebook
7 21 (1.83%) Bloomberg
8 19 (1.66%) MuleSoft
9 18 (1.57%) Talend
10 17 (1.48%) Tableau
10 17 (1.48%) VMware
11 16 (1.40%) Red Hat
12 11 (0.96%) ESRI
13 9 (0.79%) i2
14 7 (0.61%) EMC
14 7 (0.61%) Fidessa
14 7 (0.61%) HP
15 6 (0.52%) Cisco
15 6 (0.52%) Citrix
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Pro-Quest Resourcing Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £42000 Per Annum + benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
London
Reco Ltd
Salary: From £60,000 to £80,000 per annum
Posted: 2 hours ago
Surrey
ECM Selection
Salary: from £36k total package
Posted: 3 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Edgar Cowen
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Great Base + Top Prospects
Posted: 4 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
ECM Selection
Salary: to £competitive + benefits
Posted: 8 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
ECM Selection
Salary: to £highly competitive + benefits
Posted: 8 hours ago
London
Parallel Consulting
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum
Posted: 10 hours ago
City, London
Investigo Change Solutions
Posted: 20 hours ago
City, London
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £32000 per annum + be- shares, health, pens
Posted: Yesterday
Surrey
Edissero Ltd
Salary: benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Worcester, Worcestershire
Provide Consulting Ltd
Salary: bonus
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Colston Consulting
Salary: £0 - £65000 per annum, Benefits 17% salary flex benefits + bonus
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Westbourne Partners
Salary: From £50,000 to £90,000 per annum Level of salary really dependent on
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
ConSol Partners
Salary: From £80,000 to £120,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £70000 - £80000 per annum, Benefits Bonus & Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £85000 - £95000 per annum, Benefits Bonus & Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Client Server
Salary: £140k to £160k + equity + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Horsham, West Sussex
IT Connections
Salary: £30,000 to 40,000
Posted: 3 days ago
Central London / West End
IT Connections
Salary: £35,000 to £45,000
Posted: 3 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Client Server
Salary: £50k to £60k + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Salt
Salary: £85000 - £100000 per annum + Excellent Benefits & Bonus
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Mortimer Spinks
Salary: £65000 - £80000 per annum + Bonus and benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Quant Capital
Salary: Up to £75,000 per annum +Bonus + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Careerwise UK Limited
Salary: £85000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Opus Resourcing Ltd
Salary: £27000 - £33000 per annum + Bens + Bonus
Posted: 3 days ago
East London
Opus Resourcing Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £65000 per annum + Bens + Bonus
Posted: 3 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
ECM Selection
Salary: to £55k DoE
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Exposed Solutions
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Optima Connections
Salary: From £40,000 to £100,000 per annum Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
South East
Parallel Consulting
Salary: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago