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 1 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
PhD
Rank 452 502 462
Rank change year-on-year
+50 -40
Permanent jobs citing PhD 577 426 498
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.50% 0.40% 0.43%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.84% 1.46% 1.49%
Number of salaries quoted 493 356 456
Average salary £47,500 £45,000 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% -10.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £27,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £70,000 £94,750
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £37,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+12.00% -6.25%

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
31349 29198 33515
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 27.01% 27.11% 28.62%
Number of salaries quoted 24289 23722 28353
Average salary £44,000 £44,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +3.52%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

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 1 September 2014 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 1 September 2014. 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 +44 553 £47,500 +5.55% 78
London +57 348 £50,000 -9.09% 39
South East +26 114 £35,750 +2.14% 13
City of London +24 90 £61,000 +6.08% 17
Surrey +17 73 £34,000 -24.44% 7
East of England -28 47 £35,000 -26.31% 17
South West -1 31 £46,125 +23.00%
Cambridgeshire -17 29 £40,000 -5.88% 17
Cambridge -9 28 £40,000 -8.57% 17
Scotland +8 24 £42,250 +0.59% 3
Edinburgh +15 22 £42,500 +1.19% 2
Guildford +24 20 £45,000 -
Teddington 0 18 £33,000 -22.35% 2
Oxfordshire +3 14 £36,500 +12.30% 5
Wiltshire +7 13 £45,750 -
Swindon - 13 £45,750 -
New Malden +4 11 £50,000 +81.81%
Wimbledon +1 11 £50,000 +81.81%
Buckinghamshire 0 11 £37,500 -21.05%
Hampshire -3 11 £30,000 -
Oxford -3 11 £35,500 +5.18% 3
Chessington - 11 £47,500 -
Surbiton - 10 £47,500 - 1
Southampton +15 9 £30,000 -20.00%
Bristol -4 9 £46,500 +24.00%
Gloucester - 9 £51,000 -
Bedfordshire - 9 £31,000 -
Gloucestershire - 9 £51,000 -
East Midlands -9 8 £36,250 +11.53% 4
Northamptonshire -15 8 £36,250 +11.53% 1

PhD
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 September 2014, 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.

1 613 (49.96%) Computer Science
2 607 (49.47%) Degree
3 604 (49.23%) Java
4 554 (45.15%) Mathematics
5 505 (41.16%) C++
6 404 (32.93%) Physics
7 403 (32.84%) Software Engineering
8 302 (24.61%) Python
9 275 (22.41%) OO
10 269 (21.92%) Finance
11 249 (20.29%) SQL
12 235 (19.15%) C#
13 209 (17.03%) Analytics
14 189 (15.40%) MATLAB
15 185 (15.08%) Linux
16 183 (14.91%) Statistics
17 175 (14.26%) Hadoop
18 174 (14.18%) R
19 168 (13.69%) Big Data
20 146 (11.90%) Oracle
20 146 (11.90%) Agile Software Development
21 145 (11.82%) C
22 138 (11.25%) Windows
23 119 (9.70%) .NET
24 117 (9.54%) JavaScript
24 117 (9.54%) Scala
25 111 (9.05%) Games
26 100 (8.15%) Machine Learning
27 99 (8.07%) MapReduce
28 97 (7.91%) OOD

PhD
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 2014, 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 74 (6.03%) SAS
2 28 (2.28%) MS Exchange
2 28 (2.28%) Apache Pig
3 14 (1.14%) Tornado
4 7 (0.57%) Mule
4 7 (0.57%) Apache
5 6 (0.49%) Exchange Server 2007
5 6 (0.49%) Lync
5 6 (0.49%) Node.js
6 5 (0.41%) IBM HTTP Server
7 3 (0.24%) Elasticsearch
7 3 (0.24%) CMS
8 2 (0.16%) Drupal
8 2 (0.16%) WordPress
8 2 (0.16%) Apache Solr
8 2 (0.16%) IIS
9 1 (0.081%) Tomcat
9 1 (0.081%) SharePoint
9 1 (0.081%) Oracle Coherence
9 1 (0.081%) ArcGIS
Applications
1 65 (5.30%) MS Excel
2 56 (4.56%) SPSS
3 32 (2.61%) MS Office
4 28 (2.28%) CPLEX
5 26 (2.12%) MS PowerPoint
6 20 (1.63%) Mathematica
7 12 (0.98%) NASTRAN
8 8 (0.65%) Stata
9 7 (0.57%) Simulink
10 6 (0.49%) Weka
11 5 (0.41%) S-PLUS
12 4 (0.33%) Pro/ENGINEER
13 1 (0.081%) MS Visio
13 1 (0.081%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 20 (1.63%) SunGard APT
2 11 (0.90%) Oracle BPM
3 2 (0.16%) Google Analytics
3 2 (0.16%) Magento
4 1 (0.081%) SAP InfiniteInsight
4 1 (0.081%) SiteCatalyst
4 1 (0.081%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 12 (0.98%) Amazon AWS
2 11 (0.90%) GitHub
3 9 (0.73%) ElastiCache
3 9 (0.73%) Amazon ElastiCache
4 3 (0.24%) Cloud Computing
4 3 (0.24%) Microsoft Azure
5 2 (0.16%) SaaS
6 1 (0.081%) Amazon EMR
Communications & Networking
1 39 (3.18%) HTTP
2 27 (2.20%) Internet
3 24 (1.96%) SAN
4 18 (1.47%) TCP/IP
5 7 (0.57%) Firewall
5 7 (0.57%) Wireless
6 6 (0.49%) VPN
6 6 (0.49%) DNS
6 6 (0.49%) Broadband
6 6 (0.49%) VoIP
6 6 (0.49%) DHCP
6 6 (0.49%) Cisco ASA
7 5 (0.41%) Software-Defined Radio
7 5 (0.41%) Ethernet
7 5 (0.41%) TETRA
8 4 (0.33%) DECT
9 2 (0.16%) RTP
9 2 (0.16%) SS7
10 1 (0.081%) DVB
10 1 (0.081%) NGN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 175 (14.26%) Hadoop
2 168 (13.69%) Big Data
3 89 (7.25%) Data Mining
4 83 (6.76%) MySQL
5 72 (5.87%) Relational Database
6 70 (5.70%) SQL Server
7 60 (4.89%) Mahout
8 52 (4.24%) NoSQL
9 32 (2.61%) MongoDB
10 27 (2.20%) Apache Hive
11 21 (1.71%) Redis
12 17 (1.39%) CouchDB
12 17 (1.39%) RDBMS
13 15 (1.22%) Apache Cassandra
14 12 (0.98%) Base SAS
15 11 (0.90%) SQL Server 2008
15 11 (0.90%) Oracle Database
15 11 (0.90%) Text Mining
15 11 (0.90%) Cognos Impromptu
16 10 (0.81%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 47 (3.83%) Eclipse
2 29 (2.36%) Git (software)
3 27 (2.20%) Maven
4 22 (1.79%) Visual Studio
5 17 (1.39%) YourKit
6 16 (1.30%) JUnit
7 15 (1.22%) Subversion
8 14 (1.14%) Selenium
9 12 (0.98%) Mercurial
10 11 (0.90%) Jenkins
10 11 (0.90%) QuickTest Pro
11 9 (0.73%) Ant
12 6 (0.49%) Team Foundation Server
12 6 (0.49%) Gradle
13 5 (0.41%) Jasmine
14 4 (0.33%) WinDbg
15 3 (0.24%) Talend Open Studio
16 2 (0.16%) Atlassian Bamboo
16 2 (0.16%) JMeter
16 2 (0.16%) LabVIEW
General
1 269 (21.92%) Finance
2 111 (9.05%) Games
3 74 (6.03%) Pharmaceutical
4 54 (4.40%) Banking
5 47 (3.83%) Front Office
6 43 (3.50%) Marketing
7 42 (3.42%) Electronics
8 39 (3.18%) Retail
9 32 (2.61%) Telecoms
9 32 (2.61%) Manufacturing
9 32 (2.61%) Financial Institution
10 24 (1.96%) Advertising
11 20 (1.63%) Aerospace
12 11 (0.90%) Automotive
13 9 (0.73%) Publishing
13 9 (0.73%) Investment Banking
14 7 (0.57%) Legal
15 5 (0.41%) Law
16 3 (0.24%) French Language
16 3 (0.24%) Military
Job Titles
1 534 (43.52%) Developer
2 220 (17.93%) Java Developer
3 175 (14.26%) Software Engineer
4 163 (13.28%) Software Developer
5 145 (11.82%) Data Scientist
6 126 (10.27%) Graduate
7 98 (7.99%) Analyst
8 86 (7.01%) C++ Developer
9 79 (6.44%) Senior Developer
10 57 (4.65%) Statistician
10 57 (4.65%) C# Developer
11 55 (4.48%) C++ Software Engineer
12 51 (4.16%) Consultant
12 51 (4.16%) Senior Java Developer
13 50 (4.07%) Junior
14 49 (3.99%) C++ Software Developer
15 45 (3.67%) Java Software Developer
16 42 (3.42%) Research Engineer
16 42 (3.42%) Quantitative Developer
17 36 (2.93%) C++/Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 119 (9.70%) .NET
2 89 (7.25%) HTML
3 63 (5.13%) Web Services
4 61 (4.97%) jQuery
5 60 (4.89%) XML
5 60 (4.89%) CSS
6 48 (3.91%) HTML5
7 42 (3.42%) Cascading
8 41 (3.34%) ASP.NET
9 37 (3.02%) J2EE
9 37 (3.02%) Hibernate
10 34 (2.77%) Spring
11 32 (2.61%) CSS3
12 31 (2.53%) NumPy
13 30 (2.44%) JSON
14 26 (2.12%) OpenGL
14 26 (2.12%) REST
14 26 (2.12%) Pandas
15 24 (1.96%) Natural Language Processing
15 24 (1.96%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 613 (49.96%) Computer Science
2 554 (45.15%) Mathematics
3 404 (32.93%) Physics
4 183 (14.91%) Statistics
5 91 (7.42%) Visualisation
6 87 (7.09%) Hedge funds
7 66 (5.38%) Chemistry
8 64 (5.22%) Economics
9 62 (5.05%) Artificial Intelligence
10 56 (4.56%) Life Science
11 51 (4.16%) 3D Graphics
12 50 (4.07%) Biology
13 40 (3.26%) Applied Mathematics
14 38 (3.10%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
15 29 (2.36%) Derivative
16 26 (2.12%) Biotechnology
17 24 (1.96%) Digital Media
17 24 (1.96%) Neural Network
17 24 (1.96%) VHDL
18 23 (1.87%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 185 (15.08%) Linux
2 138 (11.25%) Windows
3 58 (4.73%) UNIX
4 23 (1.87%) Windows Server 2008
5 22 (1.79%) Windows 7
5 22 (1.79%) Android
6 14 (1.14%) Solaris
7 12 (0.98%) AIX
8 8 (0.65%) Ubuntu
8 8 (0.65%) Apple iOS
9 7 (0.57%) Mac OS X
10 6 (0.49%) Windows Server 2003
10 6 (0.49%) Windows XP
10 6 (0.49%) Windows 8
11 4 (0.33%) Debian
12 2 (0.16%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 403 (32.84%) Software Engineering
2 275 (22.41%) OO
3 209 (17.03%) Analytics
4 146 (11.90%) Agile Software Development
5 100 (8.15%) Machine Learning
6 99 (8.07%) MapReduce
7 97 (7.91%) OOD
8 83 (6.76%) Multithreading
9 79 (6.44%) Data Analysis
10 71 (5.79%) TDD
11 64 (5.22%) Signal Processing
12 58 (4.73%) Information Retrieval
13 52 (4.24%) Bayesian Methods
14 50 (4.07%) Bioinformatics
15 48 (3.91%) Data Modelling
16 47 (3.83%) Scrum
17 45 (3.67%) Predictive Modelling
17 45 (3.67%) Time Series Analysis
18 44 (3.59%) Web Development
19 43 (3.50%) UML
Programming Languages
1 604 (49.23%) Java
2 505 (41.16%) C++
3 302 (24.61%) Python
4 249 (20.29%) SQL
5 235 (19.15%) C#
6 189 (15.40%) MATLAB
7 174 (14.18%) R
8 145 (11.82%) C
9 117 (9.54%) JavaScript
9 117 (9.54%) Scala
10 70 (5.70%) Perl
11 33 (2.69%) PowerShell
11 33 (2.69%) Ruby
12 30 (2.44%) VB.NET
13 27 (2.20%) Clojure
14 23 (1.87%) PL/SQL
15 21 (1.71%) Bash Shell
16 20 (1.63%) Fortran
17 16 (1.30%) PHP
17 16 (1.30%) Erlang
Qualifications
1 607 (49.47%) Degree
2 37 (3.02%) Security Cleared
3 25 (2.04%) ISEB
4 24 (1.96%) CIPD
5 22 (1.79%) SC Cleared
6 21 (1.71%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 19 (1.55%) DV Cleared
8 17 (1.39%) HND
9 12 (0.98%) MBA
10 8 (0.65%) Sun Certification
11 7 (0.57%) Postgraduate
12 5 (0.41%) PMI Certification
13 3 (0.24%) CISM
13 3 (0.24%) SAS Certification
13 3 (0.24%) CISSP
13 3 (0.24%) CISMP
14 2 (0.16%) Chartered Engineer
14 2 (0.16%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (1.06%) QA
2 5 (0.41%) JTAG
3 3 (0.24%) Basel III
3 3 (0.24%) Data Quality
3 3 (0.24%) Basel II
3 3 (0.24%) IAS 39
3 3 (0.24%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.16%) GLP
4 2 (0.16%) CDISC
5 1 (0.081%) DICOM
5 1 (0.081%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.081%) HL7
System Software
1 31 (2.53%) VMware Infrastructure
2 29 (2.36%) Active Directory
3 22 (1.79%) VMware ESX
3 22 (1.79%) VMware Workstation
4 6 (0.49%) XenApp
4 6 (0.49%) XenServer
5 1 (0.081%) vSphere
5 1 (0.081%) Forefront TMG
5 1 (0.081%) Platform Symphony
5 1 (0.081%) KVM
5 1 (0.081%) Xen
Systems Management
1 7 (0.57%) YUM
1 7 (0.57%) Opscode Chef
2 6 (0.49%) Backup Exec
3 4 (0.33%) Puppet
4 2 (0.16%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 146 (11.90%) Oracle
2 76 (6.19%) Microsoft
3 31 (2.53%) VMware
4 22 (1.79%) SunGard
5 11 (0.90%) EMC
6 8 (0.65%) Sun
7 7 (0.57%) Cisco
7 7 (0.57%) TIBCO
7 7 (0.57%) Google
8 6 (0.49%) Zend
8 6 (0.49%) IronPort
8 6 (0.49%) Polycom
8 6 (0.49%) Veeam
8 6 (0.49%) Tableau
8 6 (0.49%) JBoss
8 6 (0.49%) HP
8 6 (0.49%) Citrix
9 5 (0.41%) IBM
9 5 (0.41%) ESRI
10 4 (0.33%) Atmel
City, London
Quant Capital
Salary: Up to £65,000 per annum + benefits and bonus
Posted: 5 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
ECM Selection
Salary: £30k - £55k DOE + Benefits
Posted: 9 hours ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Quant Capital
Salary: Up to £70,000 per annum
Posted: 12 hours ago
South Yorkshire
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + +Pension, other Benefits
Posted: 12 hours ago
London
Artemis Recruitment Ltd
Salary: Unspecified £ Highly Competitive + Bonus
Posted: 13 hours ago
City, London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £55000 to £70000 per annum - + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 15 hours ago
City, London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £65000 to £70000 per annum - Benefits & Bonus
Posted: 15 hours ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £70000 - £90000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
ENTERPRISE RECRUITMENT LTD
Salary: £28000 to £35000 per annum - extensive - see ad
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £70000 - £90000 per annum + bonus+ benefits+training
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Harnham
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum + comprehensive benefits package
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £50000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £50000 - £80000 per annum + benefits+bonus+package
Posted: 3 days ago
Shropshire
Hot Recruitment Ltd
Salary: 50k per year
Posted: 3 days ago
South West London
Nuepc
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Durham, County Durham
IT Connections
Salary: £40,000 to £50,000
Posted: 3 days ago
Teddington, Middlesex
IT Connections
Salary: £30,000 to £40,000
Posted: 3 days ago