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 22 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
PhD
Rank 504 422 504
Rank change year-on-year
-82 +82
Permanent jobs citing PhD 431 669 430
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.40% 0.57% 0.40%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.47% 2.08% 1.43%
Number of salaries quoted 390 582 357
Average salary £45,000 £50,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-10.00% +25.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £80,000 £68,750
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
29235 32104 30081
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 27.36% 27.34% 27.65%
Number of salaries quoted 22964 25766 24182
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 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £68,000 £65,000 £65,500
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 22 May 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 22 May 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 -84 410 £45,000 -10.00% 87
London -29 274 £55,000 - 34
City of London +29 70 £58,750 -6.00% 13
South East -57 56 £40,000 -20.00% 12
East of England -14 46 £40,000 +14.28% 33
Cambridgeshire -32 26 £40,000 +14.28% 25
Cambridge -14 24 £40,000 +14.28% 23
Newcastle upon Tyne +18 18 £40,000 +23.07% 2
North East +18 18 £40,000 +23.07% 3
Tyne and Wear +12 18 £40,000 +23.07% 3
Buckinghamshire +11 16 £40,000 -
Hampshire 0 14 £32,500 -35.00% 2
East Midlands -3 13 £40,000 +33.33%
Milton Keynes -6 13 £40,000 -
Northampton -8 13 £40,000 +33.33%
Northamptonshire -11 13 £40,000 +33.33%
Surrey +8 12 £47,500 +52.00% 5
South West -33 12 £38,750 -16.66% 2
Sunderland +10 11 £50,000 +53.84%
West Midlands -14 11 £37,500 -6.25% 1
Scotland +12 10 £31,500 -37.00% 3
Hertfordshire +3 10 £32,500 +13.04% 6
Southampton -1 10 £32,500 -35.00% 1
Berkshire +11 9 £47,500 - 2
Coventry -4 8 £40,000 -
Gloucestershire -5 8 £35,000 -17.64%
Reading - 8 £47,500 - 1
Guildford +9 6 £46,750 +37.50% 3
Gateshead - 6 £30,000 - 1
Cheltenham +7 5 £47,500 +11.76%

PhD
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 May 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.

1 415 (47.00%) Degree
2 412 (46.66%) Computer Science
3 354 (40.09%) C++
4 343 (38.84%) Java
5 337 (38.17%) Software Engineering
6 315 (35.67%) Mathematics
7 312 (35.33%) Python
8 263 (29.78%) Algorithms
9 246 (27.86%) SQL
10 232 (26.27%) Analytics
11 224 (25.37%) Finance
12 220 (24.92%) C#
13 177 (20.05%) R
14 176 (19.93%) Linux
15 174 (19.71%) Physics
16 167 (18.91%) Big Data
17 164 (18.57%) Agile Software Development
18 158 (17.89%) Analytical Skills
19 157 (17.78%) Statistics
20 134 (15.18%) OO
21 131 (14.84%) C
22 130 (14.72%) Machine Learning
23 117 (13.25%) Windows
24 106 (12.00%) Data Analysis
25 102 (11.55%) MATLAB
26 101 (11.44%) Data Mining
26 101 (11.44%) Visualisation
27 93 (10.53%) Hadoop
28 91 (10.31%) SAS
28 91 (10.31%) JavaScript

PhD
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 91 (10.31%) SAS
2 29 (3.28%) MS Exchange
3 14 (1.59%) Apache Pig
4 13 (1.47%) Node.js
5 11 (1.25%) Exchange Server 2007
5 11 (1.25%) Apache Spark
5 11 (1.25%) Lync
6 6 (0.68%) Elasticsearch
7 5 (0.57%) Apache Solr
8 3 (0.34%) JBoss
8 3 (0.34%) Tomcat
9 2 (0.23%) Apache
10 1 (0.11%) WordPress
10 1 (0.11%) Mule
10 1 (0.11%) Moodle
10 1 (0.11%) CMS
10 1 (0.11%) OpenStack
Applications
1 53 (6.00%) SPSS
2 43 (4.87%) MS Excel
3 40 (4.53%) MS Office
4 20 (2.27%) Weka
5 8 (0.91%) Stata
6 5 (0.57%) MS PowerPoint
6 5 (0.57%) CPLEX
6 5 (0.57%) Mathematica
6 5 (0.57%) GNU Octave
7 3 (0.34%) Simulink
8 2 (0.23%) FrameMaker
9 1 (0.11%) MS Visio
9 1 (0.11%) SOLIDWORKS
9 1 (0.11%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 3 (0.34%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 25 (2.83%) Amazon AWS
2 16 (1.81%) Google Analytics
3 12 (1.36%) Cloud Computing
4 9 (1.02%) SaaS
5 5 (0.57%) Amazon EC2
6 2 (0.23%) Amazon EMR
6 2 (0.23%) GitHub
6 2 (0.23%) IaaS
7 1 (0.11%) HP Helion
7 1 (0.11%) Google Cloud Platform
7 1 (0.11%) Amazon S3
7 1 (0.11%) Microsoft Azure
7 1 (0.11%) Google App Engine
7 1 (0.11%) PaaS
7 1 (0.11%) Amazon SQS
7 1 (0.11%) Google Apps
7 1 (0.11%) Adobe Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 19 (2.15%) TCP/IP
2 17 (1.93%) Broadband
2 17 (1.93%) SAN
3 15 (1.70%) HTTP
4 13 (1.47%) DNS
4 13 (1.47%) DHCP
4 13 (1.47%) Firewall
4 13 (1.47%) Wireless
5 11 (1.25%) Cisco ASA
5 11 (1.25%) Internet
5 11 (1.25%) VoIP
5 11 (1.25%) VPN
6 5 (0.57%) WAN
7 4 (0.45%) Wi-Fi
7 4 (0.45%) LAN
8 3 (0.34%) Bluetooth
8 3 (0.34%) 3G
8 3 (0.34%) Software-Defined Radio
9 2 (0.23%) DVB
9 2 (0.23%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 167 (18.91%) Big Data
2 101 (11.44%) Data Mining
3 93 (10.53%) Hadoop
4 53 (6.00%) NoSQL
5 39 (4.42%) Relational Database
6 33 (3.74%) SQL Server
7 29 (3.28%) MySQL
8 28 (3.17%) MongoDB
9 24 (2.72%) Mahout
10 16 (1.81%) Apache Hive
11 15 (1.70%) PostgreSQL
12 13 (1.47%) Apache Cassandra
12 13 (1.47%) Data Warehouse
13 12 (1.36%) Base SAS
13 12 (1.36%) SAS Enterprise Miner
14 11 (1.25%) Oracle Reports
15 10 (1.13%) SAS Data Integration Studio
15 10 (1.13%) SAS Enterprise Guide
16 9 (1.02%) HBase
17 8 (0.91%) Redis
Development Applications
1 35 (3.96%) Visual Studio
2 22 (2.49%) Git (software)
3 16 (1.81%) Mercurial
4 14 (1.59%) Subversion
5 13 (1.47%) Eclipse
6 10 (1.13%) JUnit
7 9 (1.02%) Maven
8 7 (0.79%) Rational DOORS
9 6 (0.68%) Selenium
10 5 (0.57%) Team Foundation Server
10 5 (0.57%) JIRA
11 4 (0.45%) YourKit
12 3 (0.34%) Gradle
12 3 (0.34%) Jenkins
13 2 (0.23%) Grunt
13 2 (0.23%) LabVIEW
14 1 (0.11%) Ant
14 1 (0.11%) Bower
14 1 (0.11%) Hudson
14 1 (0.11%) WinDbg
General
1 224 (25.37%) Finance
2 62 (7.02%) Games
3 58 (6.57%) Marketing
4 49 (5.55%) Banking
5 37 (4.19%) Front Office
6 34 (3.85%) Telecoms
7 33 (3.74%) Electronics
8 23 (2.60%) Pharmaceutical
9 21 (2.38%) Financial Institution
10 20 (2.27%) Retail
11 11 (1.25%) Aerospace
12 9 (1.02%) Military
12 9 (1.02%) Manufacturing
13 7 (0.79%) Wholesale Banking
14 6 (0.68%) Investment Banking
15 4 (0.45%) Automotive
16 3 (0.34%) Japanese Language
16 3 (0.34%) French Language
16 3 (0.34%) Avionics
16 3 (0.34%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 280 (31.71%) Developer
2 168 (19.03%) Software Engineer
3 145 (16.42%) Data Scientist
4 77 (8.72%) Java Developer
5 72 (8.15%) C# Developer
6 62 (7.02%) Graduate
7 58 (6.57%) Analyst
7 58 (6.57%) Junior
8 57 (6.46%) Software Developer
9 49 (5.55%) C# .NET Developer
10 45 (5.10%) C++ Software Engineer
11 40 (4.53%) C++ Developer
12 37 (4.19%) Python Developer
13 31 (3.51%) Junior Developer
14 29 (3.28%) Senior Software Engineer
14 29 (3.28%) Senior Developer
14 29 (3.28%) Research Engineer
15 28 (3.17%) Consultant
16 23 (2.60%) Support Analyst
17 22 (2.49%) Quantitative Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 80 (9.06%) .NET
2 36 (4.08%) ASP.NET
2 36 (4.08%) jQuery
3 33 (3.74%) HTML
4 31 (3.51%) NumPy
4 31 (3.51%) Pandas
4 31 (3.51%) OpenGL
5 27 (3.06%) SciPy
6 26 (2.94%) CSS
7 24 (2.72%) WPF
7 24 (2.72%) XML
8 22 (2.49%) D3.js
8 22 (2.49%) Natural Language Processing
9 20 (2.27%) HTML5
10 19 (2.15%) Matplotlib
10 19 (2.15%) Highcharts JS
10 19 (2.15%) Cascading
11 18 (2.04%) Web Services
11 18 (2.04%) Software Packaging
12 17 (1.93%) Pyramid
Miscellaneous
1 412 (46.66%) Computer Science
2 315 (35.67%) Mathematics
3 263 (29.78%) Algorithms
4 174 (19.71%) Physics
5 158 (17.89%) Analytical Skills
6 157 (17.78%) Statistics
7 101 (11.44%) Visualisation
8 74 (8.38%) Hedge funds
9 67 (7.59%) Artificial Intelligence
10 47 (5.32%) Data Structures
11 31 (3.51%) 3D Graphics
12 29 (3.28%) Open Source
13 28 (3.17%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 27 (3.06%) Chemistry
15 25 (2.83%) Derivative
16 20 (2.27%) Economics
17 18 (2.04%) Applied Mathematics
18 17 (1.93%) Embedded Systems
19 16 (1.81%) User Experience
20 15 (1.70%) Neural Network
Operating Systems
1 176 (19.93%) Linux
2 117 (13.25%) Windows
3 61 (6.91%) UNIX
4 20 (2.27%) Windows Server 2008
5 19 (2.15%) Windows 7
5 19 (2.15%) Android
6 12 (1.36%) Windows Server 2003
7 11 (1.25%) Windows XP
7 11 (1.25%) Windows 8
8 3 (0.34%) Embedded Linux
8 3 (0.34%) Apple iOS
9 2 (0.23%) Solaris
10 1 (0.11%) Windows CE
10 1 (0.11%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 337 (38.17%) Software Engineering
2 232 (26.27%) Analytics
3 164 (18.57%) Agile Software Development
4 134 (15.18%) OO
5 130 (14.72%) Machine Learning
6 106 (12.00%) Data Analysis
7 65 (7.36%) Statistical Modelling
8 62 (7.02%) OOD
9 57 (6.46%) Multithreading
10 56 (6.34%) Business Intelligence
11 48 (5.44%) Bayesian Methods
12 47 (5.32%) MapReduce
12 47 (5.32%) Unit Testing
13 42 (4.76%) TDD
14 41 (4.64%) Continuous Integration
15 39 (4.42%) Web Development
16 38 (4.30%) Signal Processing
16 38 (4.30%) Predictive Analytics
17 37 (4.19%) Image Processing
17 37 (4.19%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 354 (40.09%) C++
2 343 (38.84%) Java
3 312 (35.33%) Python
4 246 (27.86%) SQL
5 220 (24.92%) C#
6 177 (20.05%) R
7 131 (14.84%) C
8 102 (11.55%) MATLAB
9 91 (10.31%) JavaScript
10 56 (6.34%) Perl
11 54 (6.12%) Scala
12 38 (4.30%) Ruby
13 23 (2.60%) VBA
14 20 (2.27%) PL/SQL
15 18 (2.04%) PowerShell
16 16 (1.81%) HLSL
17 13 (1.47%) Embedded C
18 12 (1.36%) T-SQL
19 11 (1.25%) Fortran
19 11 (1.25%) PHP
Qualifications
1 415 (47.00%) Degree
2 21 (2.38%) Security Cleared
3 20 (2.27%) Microsoft Certification
4 11 (1.25%) HNC
5 10 (1.13%) MBA
5 10 (1.13%) HND
5 10 (1.13%) CCNA
5 10 (1.13%) Cisco Certification
6 9 (1.02%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 8 (0.91%) CCNP
7 8 (0.91%) MCP
7 8 (0.91%) MCSA
7 8 (0.91%) SC Cleared
7 8 (0.91%) DV Cleared
8 5 (0.57%) PMI Certification
9 2 (0.23%) PMP
9 2 (0.23%) Postgraduate
9 2 (0.23%) Chartered Engineer
10 1 (0.11%) MCSE
10 1 (0.11%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (1.25%) QA
2 3 (0.34%) ISO 9001
3 2 (0.23%) Basel II
4 1 (0.11%) GMP
4 1 (0.11%) Basel III
System Software
1 33 (3.74%) VMware Infrastructure
2 31 (3.51%) Active Directory
3 20 (2.27%) VMware ESX
3 20 (2.27%) VMware Workstation
4 16 (1.81%) Firmware
5 11 (1.25%) XenApp
5 11 (1.25%) XenServer
6 10 (1.13%) vSphere
7 2 (0.23%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 2 (0.23%) HDFS
8 1 (0.11%) Hyper-V
8 1 (0.11%) Squid
8 1 (0.11%) NFS
8 1 (0.11%) Samba
8 1 (0.11%) Docker
8 1 (0.11%) pfSense
8 1 (0.11%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 11 (1.25%) Backup Exec
1 11 (1.25%) OPNET
2 2 (0.23%) Hadoop YARN
3 1 (0.11%) Nagios
3 1 (0.11%) NetBackup
3 1 (0.11%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.11%) Vagrant
3 1 (0.11%) yum
Vendors
1 82 (9.29%) Oracle
2 68 (7.70%) Microsoft
3 33 (3.74%) VMware
4 24 (2.72%) Google
5 18 (2.04%) Tableau
6 15 (1.70%) EMC
7 14 (1.59%) Cisco
8 12 (1.36%) HP
9 11 (1.25%) IronPort
9 11 (1.25%) Polycom
9 11 (1.25%) Veeam
9 11 (1.25%) Citrix
10 9 (1.02%) Hortonworks
10 9 (1.02%) Cloudera
11 7 (0.79%) Greenplum
11 7 (0.79%) ESRI
11 7 (0.79%) Facebook
12 6 (0.68%) Teradata
12 6 (0.68%) Intel
12 6 (0.68%) Business Objects
City, London
TEKsystems
Salary: £70000 - £120000 per annum + Bonus (50% - 100%)
Posted: 12 hours ago
Horsham, West Sussex
IT Connections
Salary: £25,000 to £30,000
Posted: 14 hours ago
Horsham, West Sussex
IT Connections
Salary: £30,000 to 40,000
Posted: 14 hours ago
Borehamwood, Hertfordshire
IT Connections
Salary: £25,000 to £32,000
Posted: 14 hours ago
Gateshead, Tyne and Wear
IT Connections
Salary: £25,000 to £35,000
Posted: 14 hours ago
Crowthorne, Berkshire
IT Connections
Salary: £35,000 to £45,000
Posted: 14 hours ago
City, London
Parallel Consulting
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 14 hours ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £28000 - £33000 per annum + pension
Posted: 15 hours ago
City, London
McGregor Boyall
Salary: £75000 per annum
Posted: 23 hours ago
Hatfield, Hertfordshire
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: Benefits - shares, pens, health+
Posted: Yesterday
London
Westbourne Partners
Salary: From £50,000 to £90,000 per annum Level of salary really dependent on
Posted: Yesterday
London
Westbourne Partners
Salary: From £100,000 to £120,000 per annum plus bonus and benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Westbourne Partners
Salary: From £95,000 to £100,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Surrey
ECM Selection
Salary: to £35k DoE
Posted: Yesterday
Portsmouth, Hampshire
ECM Selection
Salary: to £35k + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Esher, Surrey
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 40,000 - 60,000
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
ECM Selection
Salary: c£30k dep. on experience
Posted: Yesterday
Hertford, Hertfordshire
ECM Selection
Salary: to £60,000 + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
ECM Selection
Salary: £Excellent + top benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
ECM Selection
Salary: to £highly competitive + benefits
Posted: Yesterday