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 25 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
25 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
PhD
UK
Rank 332 444 558
Rank change year-on-year
+112 +114
Permanent jobs citing PhD 710 631 452
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.86% 0.62% 0.42%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.46% 2.22% 1.54%
Number of salaries quoted 582 542 394
Median salary £57,500 £55,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+4.54% +10.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £33,350 £31,500
10% offered a salary of more than £110,000 £92,500 £85,000
UK excluding London median salary £50,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+17.64% -

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
20508 28468 29361
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 24.73% 27.89% 27.53%
Number of salaries quoted 16188 22776 23324
Median salary £45,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-5.26% +5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £28,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £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 25 February 2017 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 25 February 2017. 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 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 +104 701 £57,500 +4.54% 114
London +51 393 £70,000 +12.00% 50
East of England +93 141 £40,000 +14.28% 36
Cambridgeshire +60 104 £60,000 +41.17% 30
Cambridge +57 102 £60,000 +41.17% 27
City of London +51 86 £110,000 +57.14% 13
South East +62 80 £45,000 -5.26% 12
South West +38 43 £55,000 +6.79% 4
Bristol +30 36 £55,000 +46.66% 3
Oxfordshire +14 36 £50,000 -9.09% 7
Oxford +25 32 £50,000 -9.09% 5
Hertfordshire +26 31 £35,000 +9.37% 6
North West +3 31 £52,500 +27.27% 6
Manchester -15 26 £50,000 +33.33% 4
Borehamwood +13 25 £33,000 +3.12% 4
Surrey +34 16 £42,500 +21.42% 1
Hampshire +30 14 £45,000 -10.00% 4
Southampton +26 14 £45,000 -5.26% 4
Watford -2 8 £35,000 +9.37%
East Midlands +6 5 £45,000 +20.00%
Norfolk -9 5 £45,850 +31.00%
Norwich -13 5 £45,850 +31.00%
Gloucestershire -18 5 £50,000 +8.69%
Oldham - 5 - -
Yorkshire +25 4 £35,000 - 3
Scotland +20 4 £55,000 +4.76% 2
Leeds +16 4 £35,000 - 1
West Yorkshire +11 4 £35,000 - 1
Loughborough +3 4 £45,000 +12.50%
Edinburgh +3 4 £55,000 - 2

PhD
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 February 2017, 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.

1 645 (50.43%) Mathematics
2 635 (49.65%) Degree
3 601 (46.99%) Computer Science
4 576 (45.04%) Python
5 529 (41.36%) Machine Learning
6 473 (36.98%) C++
7 391 (30.57%) Algorithms
8 388 (30.34%) Java
9 332 (25.96%) Software Engineering
10 312 (24.39%) R
11 303 (23.69%) Physics
12 275 (21.50%) Big Data
12 275 (21.50%) Analytical Skills
13 267 (20.88%) SQL
14 266 (20.80%) Statistics
15 264 (20.64%) Finance
16 259 (20.25%) Analytics
17 227 (17.75%) C#
18 201 (15.72%) C
19 176 (13.76%) Agile Software Development
20 163 (12.74%) MATLAB
21 153 (11.96%) Apache Spark
22 140 (10.95%) Scala
22 140 (10.95%) Linux
23 137 (10.71%) Hadoop
24 125 (9.77%) Artificial Intelligence
25 109 (8.52%) Deep Learning
26 107 (8.37%) OO
27 105 (8.21%) NoSQL
28 103 (8.05%) JavaScript

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
1 153 (11.96%) Apache Spark
2 91 (7.11%) SAS
3 47 (3.67%) Apache
4 25 (1.95%) Apache Pig
5 12 (0.94%) Elasticsearch
6 10 (0.78%) Exchange Server 2007
6 10 (0.78%) MS Exchange
6 10 (0.78%) Skype for Business
7 9 (0.70%) DNN
8 6 (0.47%) Apache Solr
8 6 (0.47%) Confluence
9 5 (0.39%) Jupyter
10 3 (0.23%) Tomcat
11 1 (0.078%) OpenStack
Applications
1 50 (3.91%) SPSS
2 36 (2.81%) MS Excel
3 22 (1.72%) MS Office
4 16 (1.25%) GNU Octave
5 15 (1.17%) Stata
6 12 (0.94%) EViews
6 12 (0.94%) MS PowerPoint
7 4 (0.31%) Camtasia
7 4 (0.31%) FrameMaker
7 4 (0.31%) MS Project
7 4 (0.31%) RoboHelp
7 4 (0.31%) Simulink
8 2 (0.16%) Chatbot
8 2 (0.16%) Gephi
8 2 (0.16%) S-PLUS
8 2 (0.16%) SPSS Modeler
9 1 (0.078%) Maple
9 1 (0.078%) PTC Creo
Business Applications
1 6 (0.47%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 4 (0.31%) Primavera
3 2 (0.16%) Oracle ERP
3 2 (0.16%) SAP BPC
3 2 (0.16%) SAP FS
4 1 (0.078%) Magento
4 1 (0.078%) NetSuite
4 1 (0.078%) Odoo
Cloud Services
1 37 (2.89%) Amazon AWS
2 29 (2.27%) SaaS
3 16 (1.25%) Cloud Computing
3 16 (1.25%) Yammer
4 15 (1.17%) Microsoft Azure
5 7 (0.55%) Amazon S3
6 6 (0.47%) Amazon EC2
7 5 (0.39%) Amazon EMR
7 5 (0.39%) Heroku
8 2 (0.16%) Adobe Analytics
8 2 (0.16%) GitHub
8 2 (0.16%) Google Cloud Platform
9 1 (0.078%) Amazon Kinesis
9 1 (0.078%) Amazon SQS
9 1 (0.078%) AWS Lambda
Communications & Networking
1 20 (1.56%) TCP/IP
2 11 (0.86%) DSL
2 11 (0.86%) SAN
3 10 (0.78%) ADSL
3 10 (0.78%) Cisco ASA
3 10 (0.78%) DHCP
3 10 (0.78%) DNS
3 10 (0.78%) Firewall
3 10 (0.78%) VoIP
3 10 (0.78%) VPN
4 9 (0.70%) ATM
5 6 (0.47%) Bluetooth
5 6 (0.47%) Wi-Fi
5 6 (0.47%) Wireless
6 5 (0.39%) Ethernet
6 5 (0.39%) Internet
6 5 (0.39%) MIMO
6 5 (0.39%) OFDM
7 2 (0.16%) HTTP
7 2 (0.16%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 275 (21.50%) Big Data
2 137 (10.71%) Hadoop
3 105 (8.21%) NoSQL
4 81 (6.33%) Data Mining
5 54 (4.22%) Relational Database
6 47 (3.67%) Apache Hive
7 44 (3.44%) MongoDB
8 39 (3.05%) SQL Server
9 23 (1.80%) RDBMS
10 17 (1.33%) Blockchain
10 17 (1.33%) PostgreSQL
11 16 (1.25%) HAWQ
11 16 (1.25%) Sqoop
12 14 (1.09%) Apache Cassandra
13 13 (1.02%) KDB
14 12 (0.94%) MySQL
14 12 (0.94%) QlikView
15 10 (0.78%) Data Warehouse
16 9 (0.70%) GIS
17 8 (0.63%) Neo4j
Development Applications
1 54 (4.22%) Git (software)
2 21 (1.64%) Visual Studio
3 17 (1.33%) LabVIEW
4 16 (1.25%) Jenkins
5 15 (1.17%) Mercurial
6 11 (0.86%) Subversion
7 7 (0.55%) JUnit
8 5 (0.39%) Selenium
9 4 (0.31%) FindBugs
9 4 (0.31%) JIRA
9 4 (0.31%) Vagrant
9 4 (0.31%) Yeoman
10 3 (0.23%) Jasmine
10 3 (0.23%) Team Foundation Server
11 2 (0.16%) Clang
11 2 (0.16%) GitLab
11 2 (0.16%) jMock
11 2 (0.16%) Karma Test Runner
11 2 (0.16%) PhantomJS
12 1 (0.078%) NUnit
General
1 264 (20.64%) Finance
2 99 (7.74%) Marketing
3 93 (7.27%) Advertising
4 81 (6.33%) Telecoms
5 63 (4.93%) Banking
6 61 (4.77%) Electronics
7 60 (4.69%) Games
8 51 (3.99%) Front Office
9 36 (2.81%) Manufacturing
10 35 (2.74%) Pharmaceutical
11 25 (1.95%) Automotive
12 22 (1.72%) Retail
13 20 (1.56%) Aerospace
14 16 (1.25%) Back Office
15 15 (1.17%) Law
16 12 (0.94%) Investment Banking
17 11 (0.86%) Financial Institution
18 9 (0.70%) Legal
19 6 (0.47%) Military
20 5 (0.39%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 317 (24.78%) Data Scientist
2 303 (23.69%) Developer
3 160 (12.51%) Software Engineer
4 109 (8.52%) Senior Data Scientist
5 78 (6.10%) Software Developer
6 75 (5.86%) C++ Developer
7 74 (5.79%) Architect
8 71 (5.55%) Graduate
9 70 (5.47%) Java Developer
10 67 (5.24%) Analyst
11 64 (5.00%) Java Engineer
12 62 (4.85%) C++ Software Engineer
13 58 (4.53%) C# Developer
14 56 (4.38%) Machine Learning Scientist
15 54 (4.22%) Enterprise Architect
16 47 (3.67%) Java Software Engineer
16 47 (3.67%) Machine Learning Engineer
17 41 (3.21%) Research Engineer
18 40 (3.13%) C++ Software Developer
19 39 (3.05%) Computer Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 100 (7.82%) .NET
2 85 (6.65%) HTML
3 53 (4.14%) AngularJS
4 51 (3.99%) Natural Language Processing
5 44 (3.44%) Node.js
6 41 (3.21%) Ajax
6 41 (3.21%) CSS
7 36 (2.81%) Pandas
8 34 (2.66%) OpenGL
9 33 (2.58%) SciPy
10 32 (2.50%) NumPy
11 30 (2.35%) ASP.NET
11 30 (2.35%) D3.js
11 30 (2.35%) HTML5
12 29 (2.27%) RESTful
12 29 (2.27%) STL
13 28 (2.19%) J2EE
13 28 (2.19%) Spring
14 27 (2.11%) Boost C++ Libraries
15 25 (1.95%) OpenCV
Miscellaneous
1 601 (46.99%) Computer Science
2 391 (30.57%) Algorithms
3 275 (21.50%) Analytical Skills
4 52 (4.07%) Hedge funds
5 43 (3.36%) Fintech
6 34 (2.66%) Derivative
7 33 (2.58%) Data Structures
8 29 (2.27%) 3D Graphics
9 26 (2.03%) Augmented Reality
10 25 (1.95%) VHDL
11 20 (1.56%) Verilog
12 18 (1.41%) Credit Risk
12 18 (1.41%) Life Science
13 14 (1.09%) ASIC
14 13 (1.02%) Embedded Systems
15 12 (0.94%) Driving Licence
16 11 (0.86%) Fixed Income
17 9 (0.70%) Client/Server
17 9 (0.70%) Equities
17 9 (0.70%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 140 (10.95%) Linux
2 87 (6.80%) Windows
3 40 (3.13%) Unix
4 18 (1.41%) Android
5 13 (1.02%) Apple iOS
6 12 (0.94%) Windows Server
7 10 (0.78%) Windows 10
7 10 (0.78%) Windows Server 2003
7 10 (0.78%) Windows XP
8 9 (0.70%) Embedded Linux
9 6 (0.47%) Ubuntu
10 3 (0.23%) Windows Phone
11 2 (0.16%) Mac OS
11 2 (0.16%) Windows Server 2012
12 1 (0.078%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 645 (50.43%) Mathematics
2 529 (41.36%) Machine Learning
3 332 (25.96%) Software Engineering
4 303 (23.69%) Physics
5 266 (20.80%) Statistics
6 259 (20.25%) Analytics
7 176 (13.76%) Agile Software Development
8 125 (9.77%) Artificial Intelligence
9 109 (8.52%) Deep Learning
10 107 (8.37%) OO
11 100 (7.82%) Data Analytics
12 90 (7.04%) Data Analysis
13 84 (6.57%) Visualisation
14 83 (6.49%) Mentoring
15 72 (5.63%) Computer Vision
16 63 (4.93%) Predictive Modelling
16 63 (4.93%) Statistical Analysis
17 62 (4.85%) Data Modelling
18 58 (4.53%) Statistical Modelling
19 55 (4.30%) Data Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 576 (45.04%) Python
2 473 (36.98%) C++
3 388 (30.34%) Java
4 312 (24.39%) R
5 267 (20.88%) SQL
6 227 (17.75%) C#
7 201 (15.72%) C
8 163 (12.74%) MATLAB
9 140 (10.95%) Scala
10 103 (8.05%) JavaScript
11 31 (2.42%) Perl
12 29 (2.27%) F#
13 26 (2.03%) PHP
13 26 (2.03%) Ruby
14 22 (1.72%) VBA
15 19 (1.49%) Haskell
16 18 (1.41%) Bash Shell
17 15 (1.17%) Fortran
18 11 (0.86%) OCaml
18 11 (0.86%) VB
Qualifications
1 635 (49.65%) Degree
2 81 (6.33%) Postgraduate
3 30 (2.35%) Security Cleared
4 24 (1.88%) SC Cleared
5 9 (0.70%) MCTS
5 9 (0.70%) Microsoft Certification
6 7 (0.55%) MBA
7 5 (0.39%) DV Cleared
8 4 (0.31%) APMP
9 3 (0.23%) CISSP
10 2 (0.16%) CISA
10 2 (0.16%) CISM
10 2 (0.16%) PMI Certification
11 1 (0.078%) GSEC
11 1 (0.078%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (2.58%) QA
2 5 (0.39%) MISRA
3 4 (0.31%) DO-178B
3 4 (0.31%) ISO/IEC 12207
3 4 (0.31%) MISRA C
4 3 (0.23%) SNOMED CT
5 2 (0.16%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.16%) RMADS
6 1 (0.078%) Actionable Recommendations
6 1 (0.078%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.078%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 1 (0.078%) IFRS
6 1 (0.078%) IFRS 9
6 1 (0.078%) ISO 9000
6 1 (0.078%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.078%) SLA
System Software
1 18 (1.41%) HDFS
2 17 (1.33%) Apache Flume
3 12 (0.94%) Active Directory
3 12 (0.94%) XenServer
4 10 (0.78%) VMware Infrastructure
5 9 (0.70%) Firmware
6 5 (0.39%) Docker
7 4 (0.31%) Virtual Machines
7 4 (0.31%) VirtualBox
8 2 (0.16%) LXC
9 1 (0.078%) KVM
9 1 (0.078%) Slurm Workload Manager
9 1 (0.078%) Xen
Systems Management
1 10 (0.78%) Backup Exec
1 10 (0.78%) XenMobile
2 2 (0.16%) Mesos
3 1 (0.078%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 55 (4.30%) Oracle
2 32 (2.50%) Tableau
3 28 (2.19%) Microsoft
4 12 (0.94%) Apple
4 12 (0.94%) Citrix
5 11 (0.86%) EMC
5 11 (0.86%) Google
5 11 (0.86%) SAP
6 10 (0.78%) Cisco
6 10 (0.78%) HP
6 10 (0.78%) IronPort
6 10 (0.78%) Palo Alto
6 10 (0.78%) Polycom
6 10 (0.78%) Veeam
6 10 (0.78%) VMware
7 9 (0.70%) Cloudera
7 9 (0.70%) Hortonworks
8 8 (0.63%) Synopsys
9 6 (0.47%) IBM
10 4 (0.31%) MicroStrategy
South West London
RBW Consulting
Salary: Up to £85,000 per annum
Posted: 20 hours ago
Central London / West End
ClearCube Consulting
Salary: From £60,000 to £80,000 per annum + Stock Options
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
ECM Selection
Salary: to £45k DoE + package
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Miller Maxwell Ltd
Salary: From £90,000 to £125,000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 18 hours ago
Borehamwood, Hertfordshire
IT Connections
Salary: £35,000 to £45,000 + 20% Bonus
Posted: 21 hours ago
Durham, County Durham
Randstad Technologies
Salary: £60000 - £100000 per annum + Bonus & Equity
Posted: Yesterday
Oxford, Oxfordshire
IT Connections
Salary: £35,000 to £40,000
Posted: 21 hours ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Hydrogen Group
Salary: £85000.00 - £110000.00 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 23 hours ago
London
Mortimer Spinks
Posted: Yesterday
Central London / West End
IT Connections
Salary: £30,000 to £40,000
Posted: 21 hours ago
West Midlands
IT Connections
Salary: to £45000
Posted: 21 hours ago
City, London
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £50000 - £80000 per annum + Start-Up Benefits
Posted: 15 hours ago
City, London
Networking People
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum + Share Options + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 19 hours ago
South West London
Auburn Rose
Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
London
ECM Selection
Salary: to £outstanding + top bens
Posted: 21 hours ago
West London
Client Server
Salary: £80k to £100k + bonus + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
JM
Salary: £100000 - £125000 per annum + Car, Benefits and Bonus Package
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Hays Finance Technology
Posted: Yesterday
South West London
set2recruit
Salary: Unspecified Competitive Salary + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Cathcart Associates Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Excellent Benefits Package
Posted: 4 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
IT Connections
Salary: 30,000 - 40,000
Posted: 21 hours ago
City, London
Ability Resourcing
Salary: £50000 - £90000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Southampton, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Computer People
Salary: Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Computer People
Salary: Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Ability Resourcing
Salary: £60000 - £80000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
ECM Selection
Salary: £Excellent + top benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Computer People
Salary: £25000.00 - £30000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Borehamwood, Hertfordshire
IT Connections
Salary: £35,000 to £45,000 + 20% Bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
Borehamwood, Hertfordshire
IT Connections
Salary: £30,000 to £35,000 + 20% Bonus
Posted: 2 days ago