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 28 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
PhD
Rank 485 470 471
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +1
Permanent jobs citing PhD 435 471 477
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.42% 0.45% 0.43%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.51% 1.66% 1.53%
Number of salaries quoted 382 390 408
Average salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.11% -
90% offered a salary of more than £31,500 £30,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £85,000 £80,000 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -

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
28799 28422 31079
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 27.66% 27.26% 28.14%
Number of salaries quoted 23078 22323 26025
Average salary £45,000 £43,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.44% +2.35%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £62,500 £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 28 January 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 28 January 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 +6 426 £47,500 +5.55% 99
London -18 252 £50,000 -4.76% 39
South East +11 109 £45,000 +9.75% 29
City of London +1 46 £52,500 -8.69% 9
Oxfordshire +14 36 £45,000 -10.00% 5
Oxford +14 31 £45,000 +20.00% 4
Surrey +1 29 £45,750 +52.50% 18
Hampshire -10 29 £40,000 -11.11% 3
East of England -6 24 £40,000 -15.78% 26
South West -7 18 £45,000 -3.22% 1
Southampton +4 13 £32,500 -27.77% 2
Cambridgeshire -14 12 £40,000 -15.78% 24
Teddington +2 11 £40,000 -5.88% 1
Sunderland -2 11 £45,000 +5.88%
North East -5 11 £45,000 +5.88% 1
Newcastle upon Tyne -9 11 £45,000 +5.88% 1
Cambridge -10 11 £40,000 -15.78% 24
Tyne and Wear -17 11 £45,000 +5.88% 1
Hertfordshire - 11 £35,000 - 1
Abingdon - 11 £35,000 - 1
Winchester - 10 £45,000 -
North West +5 9 £33,250 -21.76%
Gloucestershire - 9 £50,000 -
Bristol +1 6 £35,000 -24.73%
Guildford -8 6 £43,750 +16.66% 9
Berkshire -9 6 £50,000 +60.00% 2
Middlesex - 6 £70,500 -
Cheltenham - 6 £50,000 -
New Malden - 5 £50,000 -
Wimbledon - 5 £50,000 -

PhD
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 January 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.

1 437 (48.34%) Degree
2 369 (40.82%) Computer Science
3 345 (38.16%) C++
4 335 (37.06%) Java
4 335 (37.06%) Software Engineering
5 316 (34.96%) Mathematics
6 249 (27.54%) Algorithms
7 232 (25.66%) Python
8 227 (25.11%) SQL
9 207 (22.90%) Analytics
10 200 (22.12%) Finance
11 183 (20.24%) C#
11 183 (20.24%) Physics
12 177 (19.58%) OO
13 176 (19.47%) Linux
14 175 (19.36%) Agile Software Development
15 168 (18.58%) R
16 148 (16.37%) C
17 134 (14.82%) Big Data
18 126 (13.94%) Statistics
19 124 (13.72%) Analytical Skills
20 123 (13.61%) Data Analysis
21 121 (13.38%) Windows
22 96 (10.62%) MATLAB
22 96 (10.62%) .NET
22 96 (10.62%) Hadoop
23 88 (9.73%) Machine Learning
24 86 (9.51%) JavaScript
25 83 (9.18%) Oracle
26 82 (9.07%) SAS

PhD
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 January 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 82 (9.07%) SAS
2 26 (2.88%) MS Exchange
3 20 (2.21%) Apache Pig
4 9 (1.00%) Mule
5 8 (0.88%) Lync
5 8 (0.88%) Apache Spark
5 8 (0.88%) Exchange Server 2007
6 4 (0.44%) Node.js
7 2 (0.22%) IBM HTTP Server
7 2 (0.22%) ArcGIS
8 1 (0.11%) CMS
8 1 (0.11%) Apache
8 1 (0.11%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.11%) SharePoint
8 1 (0.11%) Oracle Coherence
8 1 (0.11%) WordPress
Applications
1 55 (6.08%) MS Excel
2 52 (5.75%) SPSS
3 35 (3.87%) MS Office
4 21 (2.32%) MS PowerPoint
5 20 (2.21%) Weka
6 13 (1.44%) CPLEX
7 10 (1.11%) Mathematica
8 6 (0.66%) Stata
9 4 (0.44%) NASTRAN
10 3 (0.33%) S-PLUS
11 1 (0.11%) MS Visio
11 1 (0.11%) Pro/ENGINEER
11 1 (0.11%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 3 (0.33%) Google Analytics
2 2 (0.22%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 8 (0.88%) Cloud Computing
2 4 (0.44%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (0.33%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.11%) SaaS
4 1 (0.11%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 21 (2.32%) SAN
2 18 (1.99%) TCP/IP
3 14 (1.55%) HTTP
4 11 (1.22%) Wireless
4 11 (1.22%) Internet
5 10 (1.11%) Firewall
6 8 (0.88%) VPN
6 8 (0.88%) DNS
6 8 (0.88%) VoIP
6 8 (0.88%) DHCP
6 8 (0.88%) Cisco ASA
7 6 (0.66%) Gigabit Ethernet
8 3 (0.33%) Wi-Fi
8 3 (0.33%) Ethernet
8 3 (0.33%) Bluetooth
8 3 (0.33%) 3G
9 2 (0.22%) DVB
9 2 (0.22%) Broadband
10 1 (0.11%) DECT
10 1 (0.11%) TETRA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 134 (14.82%) Big Data
2 96 (10.62%) Hadoop
3 74 (8.19%) Data Mining
4 41 (4.54%) SQL Server
5 37 (4.09%) Relational Database
6 34 (3.76%) MySQL
7 32 (3.54%) NoSQL
8 24 (2.65%) MongoDB
9 23 (2.54%) Mahout
10 16 (1.77%) OLTP
11 15 (1.66%) Apache Hive
12 13 (1.44%) SQL Server 2012
12 13 (1.44%) Base SAS
13 12 (1.33%) SAS Enterprise Miner
14 10 (1.11%) Redis
15 9 (1.00%) CouchDB
16 8 (0.88%) Apache Cassandra
17 7 (0.77%) HBase
17 7 (0.77%) SAS Data Integration Studio
17 7 (0.77%) SAS Enterprise Guide
Development Applications
1 27 (2.99%) Eclipse
2 18 (1.99%) Git (software)
3 16 (1.77%) Maven
4 14 (1.55%) Visual Studio
5 13 (1.44%) YourKit
6 12 (1.33%) JUnit
7 10 (1.11%) Selenium
7 10 (1.11%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 10 (1.11%) QuickTest Pro
7 10 (1.11%) JMeter
7 10 (1.11%) Jenkins
8 8 (0.88%) Gradle
9 4 (0.44%) Grunt
9 4 (0.44%) Subversion
9 4 (0.44%) JIRA
10 2 (0.22%) Talend Open Studio
10 2 (0.22%) Rational DOORS
11 1 (0.11%) Eclipse RCP
11 1 (0.11%) Robotium
11 1 (0.11%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 200 (22.12%) Finance
2 71 (7.85%) Pharmaceutical
3 59 (6.53%) Banking
4 42 (4.65%) Marketing
5 32 (3.54%) Electronics
6 31 (3.43%) Games
7 30 (3.32%) Retail
8 22 (2.43%) Front Office
9 20 (2.21%) Financial Institution
10 16 (1.77%) Telecoms
11 11 (1.22%) Aerospace
11 11 (1.22%) Manufacturing
12 8 (0.88%) Investment Banking
13 7 (0.77%) Back Office
14 6 (0.66%) Law
14 6 (0.66%) Legal
15 5 (0.55%) Advertising
16 3 (0.33%) Military
16 3 (0.33%) Automotive
16 3 (0.33%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 319 (35.29%) Developer
2 172 (19.03%) Software Engineer
3 112 (12.39%) Data Scientist
4 110 (12.17%) Java Developer
5 105 (11.62%) Analyst
6 86 (9.51%) Software Developer
7 66 (7.30%) Graduate
8 58 (6.42%) C# Developer
9 52 (5.75%) C# .NET Developer
10 48 (5.31%) Junior
11 40 (4.42%) C++ Developer
12 39 (4.31%) Senior Developer
13 38 (4.20%) Consultant
14 35 (3.87%) Data Analyst
14 35 (3.87%) Junior Developer
15 30 (3.32%) Quantitative Developer
15 30 (3.32%) Senior Software Engineer
16 29 (3.21%) C++ Software Engineer
17 28 (3.10%) Research Engineer
18 27 (2.99%) Senior Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 96 (10.62%) .NET
2 42 (4.65%) HTML
3 40 (4.42%) jQuery
4 38 (4.20%) ASP.NET
5 33 (3.65%) Web Services
6 31 (3.43%) J2EE
7 29 (3.21%) CSS
7 29 (3.21%) Spring
8 27 (2.99%) HTML5
9 22 (2.43%) Hibernate
9 22 (2.43%) WinForms
9 22 (2.43%) XML
9 22 (2.43%) Cascading
10 20 (2.21%) REST
11 19 (2.10%) Swing
12 18 (1.99%) Software Packaging
12 18 (1.99%) WPF
13 17 (1.88%) WCF
13 17 (1.88%) Java SE
14 14 (1.55%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 369 (40.82%) Computer Science
2 316 (34.96%) Mathematics
3 249 (27.54%) Algorithms
4 183 (20.24%) Physics
5 126 (13.94%) Statistics
6 124 (13.72%) Analytical Skills
7 76 (8.41%) Visualisation
8 62 (6.86%) Artificial Intelligence
9 58 (6.42%) Chemistry
10 53 (5.86%) Life Science
10 53 (5.86%) Hedge funds
11 41 (4.54%) Data Structures
12 33 (3.65%) Open Source
13 31 (3.43%) Economics
14 30 (3.32%) Biology
15 29 (3.21%) Biotechnology
16 27 (2.99%) Applied Mathematics
17 25 (2.77%) BBC
18 24 (2.65%) iDTV
19 23 (2.54%) 3D Graphics
Operating Systems
1 176 (19.47%) Linux
2 121 (13.38%) Windows
3 41 (4.54%) UNIX
4 19 (2.10%) Windows Server 2008
4 19 (2.10%) Windows 7
5 17 (1.88%) Android
6 16 (1.77%) Solaris
7 12 (1.33%) Mac OS X
8 9 (1.00%) Windows Server 2003
8 9 (1.00%) Windows XP
9 8 (0.88%) Windows 8
10 6 (0.66%) AIX
11 5 (0.55%) Apple iOS
12 1 (0.11%) Mac OS
12 1 (0.11%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 335 (37.06%) Software Engineering
2 207 (22.90%) Analytics
3 177 (19.58%) OO
4 175 (19.36%) Agile Software Development
5 123 (13.61%) Data Analysis
6 88 (9.73%) Machine Learning
7 73 (8.08%) OOD
8 61 (6.75%) Statistical Modelling
8 61 (6.75%) Multithreading
9 47 (5.20%) Bayesian Methods
10 43 (4.76%) MapReduce
10 43 (4.76%) TDD
11 41 (4.54%) Information Security
12 40 (4.42%) Scrum
13 39 (4.31%) Bioinformatics
14 38 (4.20%) Signal Processing
15 36 (3.98%) Econometrics
15 36 (3.98%) Web Development
16 35 (3.87%) Project Management
16 35 (3.87%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 345 (38.16%) C++
2 335 (37.06%) Java
3 232 (25.66%) Python
4 227 (25.11%) SQL
5 183 (20.24%) C#
6 168 (18.58%) R
7 148 (16.37%) C
8 96 (10.62%) MATLAB
9 86 (9.51%) JavaScript
10 62 (6.86%) Perl
11 54 (5.97%) Scala
12 35 (3.87%) PL/SQL
13 31 (3.43%) Fortran
14 29 (3.21%) Ruby
15 18 (1.99%) PowerShell
16 16 (1.77%) VB.NET
17 14 (1.55%) Clojure
18 13 (1.44%) Assembly Language
19 11 (1.22%) VBA
19 11 (1.22%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 437 (48.34%) Degree
2 25 (2.77%) HNC
2 25 (2.77%) HND
3 19 (2.10%) Security Cleared
4 16 (1.77%) CIPD
5 12 (1.33%) CISMP
5 12 (1.33%) CISM
5 12 (1.33%) CISSP
5 12 (1.33%) Microsoft Certification
6 11 (1.22%) ISEB
7 10 (1.11%) MBA
8 9 (1.00%) SC Cleared
9 7 (0.77%) PMI Certification
10 5 (0.55%) Postgraduate
10 5 (0.55%) DV Cleared
11 3 (0.33%) Chartered Engineer
12 2 (0.22%) SAS Certification
13 1 (0.11%) PMP
13 1 (0.11%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (1.66%) QA
2 12 (1.33%) PCI DSS
3 10 (1.11%) GLP
4 4 (0.44%) ISO 9001
5 3 (0.33%) Data Quality
6 2 (0.22%) GMP
6 2 (0.22%) Basel II
6 2 (0.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 1 (0.11%) DO-178B
System Software
1 27 (2.99%) VMware Infrastructure
2 26 (2.88%) Active Directory
3 18 (1.99%) VMware ESX
3 18 (1.99%) VMware Workstation
4 9 (1.00%) Firmware
5 8 (0.88%) XenApp
5 8 (0.88%) XenServer
6 1 (0.11%) Platform Symphony
Systems Management
1 10 (1.11%) HP Quality Center
2 9 (1.00%) yum
2 9 (1.00%) Opscode Chef
3 8 (0.88%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 83 (9.18%) Oracle
2 76 (8.41%) Microsoft
3 27 (2.99%) VMware
4 12 (1.33%) Google
5 10 (1.11%) EMC
6 8 (0.88%) Intel
6 8 (0.88%) Citrix
6 8 (0.88%) Cisco
6 8 (0.88%) ESRI
6 8 (0.88%) Polycom
6 8 (0.88%) Veeam
6 8 (0.88%) IronPort
6 8 (0.88%) Tableau
6 8 (0.88%) HP
7 6 (0.66%) Hortonworks
7 6 (0.66%) Cloudera
7 6 (0.66%) Greenplum
7 6 (0.66%) i2
8 5 (0.55%) TIBCO
8 5 (0.55%) Juniper
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