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

3 months to
1 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
PhD
Rank 453 561 464
Rank change year-on-year
+108 -97
Permanent jobs citing PhD 629 478 686
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.61% 0.43% 0.57%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.24% 1.55% 2.10%
Number of salaries quoted 569 425 585
Median salary £52,500 £47,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+10.52% -5.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £90,000 £80,000 £82,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -5.88%

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
28126 30918 32695
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 27.24% 27.56% 27.33%
Number of salaries quoted 22646 24152 26161
Median salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £66,500 £69,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,500
% change year-on-year
- +4.93%

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 1 May 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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing PhD within the UK over the 3 months to 1 May 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 +94 600 £52,500 +10.52% 123
London +53 377 £60,000 +4.34% 53
South East +42 91 £40,000 - 18
City of London +56 63 £67,500 +28.57% 11
East of England +21 50 £35,000 -12.50% 39
South West +17 40 £70,000 +100.00% 5
Oxfordshire +24 37 £42,500 +30.76% 12
Oxford +35 36 £47,500 +46.15% 7
Hertfordshire +29 24 £32,000 -17.41% 2
Surrey +5 24 £27,500 -39.56% 2
Cambridgeshire -5 23 £43,750 +9.37% 28
Cambridge +3 20 £45,000 +12.50% 26
Exeter - 20 £105,000 -
Devon - 20 £105,000 -
North West +40 15 £37,500 +2.73% 5
Edinburgh +15 14 £50,000 +78.57% 2
Scotland 0 14 £50,000 +58.73% 2
Gloucestershire +10 13 £53,500 +52.85% 1
Manchester - 13 £37,500 - 5
Watford - 13 £34,000 - 2
East Midlands +18 12 £40,000 - 1
West Sussex - 12 £22,500 - 2
Berkshire +21 11 £40,000 -20.00%
Guildford +10 11 - -
Wallingford - 11 £40,000 - 1
Horsham - 11 £22,500 - 2
Yorkshire +21 9 £36,000 -13.25%
Leicestershire - 9 £40,000 -
Borehamwood +1 8 £32,000 +20.75%
Hertford - 8 £32,000 -

PhD
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, 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.

1 576 (46.87%) Degree
2 563 (45.81%) Python
3 559 (45.48%) Computer Science
4 492 (40.03%) C++
5 481 (39.14%) Java
6 447 (36.37%) Mathematics
7 414 (33.69%) Machine Learning
8 365 (29.70%) Algorithms
9 359 (29.21%) Analytics
10 346 (28.15%) Software Engineering
11 320 (26.04%) Finance
12 313 (25.47%) Big Data
13 310 (25.22%) SQL
14 299 (24.33%) R
15 248 (20.18%) Analytical Skills
16 232 (18.88%) Physics
17 226 (18.39%) Statistics
18 205 (16.68%) Hadoop
19 188 (15.30%) Agile Software Development
20 185 (15.05%) C
21 175 (14.24%) MATLAB
22 174 (14.16%) NoSQL
23 173 (14.08%) C#
24 162 (13.18%) Data Mining
25 154 (12.53%) Apache Spark
26 151 (12.29%) Visualisation
27 148 (12.04%) Linux
28 146 (11.88%) OO
29 136 (11.07%) Data Analytics
30 120 (9.76%) 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
1 154 (12.53%) Apache Spark
2 88 (7.16%) SAS
3 48 (3.91%) Apache Pig
4 42 (3.42%) Node.js
5 37 (3.01%) Apache
6 18 (1.46%) MS Exchange
7 12 (0.98%) Exchange Server 2007
7 12 (0.98%) Skype for Business
8 11 (0.90%) Elasticsearch
9 9 (0.73%) CMS
10 5 (0.41%) Confluence
11 4 (0.33%) IPython
12 2 (0.16%) Apache Solr
12 2 (0.16%) ArcGIS
12 2 (0.16%) IIS
13 1 (0.081%) CloudStack
13 1 (0.081%) Tomcat
Applications
1 42 (3.42%) MS Excel
2 40 (3.25%) MS Office
2 40 (3.25%) SPSS
3 15 (1.22%) S-PLUS
4 10 (0.81%) Gephi
5 6 (0.49%) MS Visio
5 6 (0.49%) Spreadsheet
6 5 (0.41%) Mathematica
6 5 (0.41%) MS PowerPoint
7 4 (0.33%) SOLIDWORKS
7 4 (0.33%) Weka
8 3 (0.24%) Abaqus
8 3 (0.24%) NASTRAN
9 2 (0.16%) AutoCAD
9 2 (0.16%) MS Project
9 2 (0.16%) PTC Creo
10 1 (0.081%) GNU Octave
10 1 (0.081%) Photoshop
10 1 (0.081%) Stata
Business Applications
1 11 (0.90%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 5 (0.41%) SAP FS
3 4 (0.33%) SystmOne
4 2 (0.16%) Adaptiv
4 2 (0.16%) ION MarketView
5 1 (0.081%) Towers Watson Igloo
Cloud Services
1 80 (6.51%) Amazon AWS
2 35 (2.85%) Cloud Computing
2 35 (2.85%) Microsoft Azure
3 32 (2.60%) GitHub
4 14 (1.14%) Amazon EC2
5 13 (1.06%) Amazon S3
6 11 (0.90%) Amazon EMR
7 8 (0.65%) Google Cloud Platform
8 6 (0.49%) SaaS
9 1 (0.081%) AdWords
9 1 (0.081%) Amazon ElastiCache
9 1 (0.081%) Google Analytics
9 1 (0.081%) IaaS
9 1 (0.081%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 23 (1.87%) TCP/IP
2 20 (1.63%) Wireless
3 18 (1.46%) Broadband
4 16 (1.30%) HTTP
5 15 (1.22%) Firewall
6 14 (1.14%) Internet
7 13 (1.06%) DNS
7 13 (1.06%) VPN
8 12 (0.98%) Cisco ASA
8 12 (0.98%) DHCP
8 12 (0.98%) SAN
8 12 (0.98%) VoIP
9 8 (0.65%) Wi-Fi
10 4 (0.33%) ADSL
10 4 (0.33%) DSL
10 4 (0.33%) DVB
10 4 (0.33%) RS-232
10 4 (0.33%) RS-485
11 3 (0.24%) Ethernet
11 3 (0.24%) LTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 313 (25.47%) Big Data
2 205 (16.68%) Hadoop
3 174 (14.16%) NoSQL
4 162 (13.18%) Data Mining
5 85 (6.92%) MongoDB
6 59 (4.80%) Apache Hive
7 58 (4.72%) SQL Server
8 53 (4.31%) Apache Cassandra
9 49 (3.99%) PostgreSQL
10 44 (3.58%) Neo4j
11 38 (3.09%) Data Warehouse
12 37 (3.01%) Relational Database
13 34 (2.77%) MySQL
14 26 (2.12%) Pentaho
15 22 (1.79%) GIS
15 22 (1.79%) Impala
16 20 (1.63%) Redis
17 19 (1.55%) Mahout
18 16 (1.30%) QlikView
19 15 (1.22%) CouchDB
Development Applications
1 64 (5.21%) Git (software)
2 38 (3.09%) Jenkins
3 27 (2.20%) Subversion
4 26 (2.12%) Talend Open Studio
5 19 (1.55%) LabVIEW
6 18 (1.46%) Vagrant
7 15 (1.22%) Visual Studio
8 14 (1.14%) Maven
9 11 (0.90%) Mercurial
9 11 (0.90%) Yeoman
10 7 (0.57%) JIRA
11 6 (0.49%) JUnit
12 5 (0.41%) Team Foundation Server
13 4 (0.33%) GDB
13 4 (0.33%) Grunt
13 4 (0.33%) Valgrind
14 2 (0.16%) Bitbucket
14 2 (0.16%) Eclipse
14 2 (0.16%) Octopus Deploy
14 2 (0.16%) TeamCity
General
1 320 (26.04%) Finance
2 92 (7.49%) Telecoms
3 62 (5.04%) Banking
4 57 (4.64%) Games
4 57 (4.64%) Marketing
5 54 (4.39%) Manufacturing
6 42 (3.42%) Pharmaceutical
7 40 (3.25%) Front Office
8 33 (2.69%) Retail
9 23 (1.87%) Electronics
10 18 (1.46%) Investment Banking
11 10 (0.81%) Advertising
12 9 (0.73%) Aerospace
12 9 (0.73%) Publishing
13 8 (0.65%) Financial Institution
14 7 (0.57%) Billing
14 7 (0.57%) Private Banking
15 6 (0.49%) Automotive
15 6 (0.49%) Law
16 4 (0.33%) French Language
Job Titles
1 347 (28.23%) Developer
2 266 (21.64%) Data Scientist
3 130 (10.58%) Java Developer
4 119 (9.68%) Software Engineer
5 118 (9.60%) Analyst
6 99 (8.06%) C++ Developer
7 78 (6.35%) Senior Data Scientist
8 70 (5.70%) Consultant
9 60 (4.88%) Software Developer
10 56 (4.56%) Graduate
11 50 (4.07%) C# Developer
12 49 (3.99%) Qualitative Analyst
12 49 (3.99%) Quantitative Analyst
13 46 (3.74%) Machine Learning Scientist
14 45 (3.66%) C++ Software Engineer
15 44 (3.58%) Data Consultant
16 42 (3.42%) Junior
16 42 (3.42%) Senior Developer
17 41 (3.34%) Python Developer
18 39 (3.17%) Machine Learning Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 90 (7.32%) .NET
2 84 (6.83%) Natural Language Processing
3 76 (6.18%) SciPy
4 71 (5.78%) NumPy
5 59 (4.80%) XML
6 48 (3.91%) HTML
7 46 (3.74%) JSON
8 45 (3.66%) Middleware
8 45 (3.66%) Pandas
9 44 (3.58%) D3.js
10 37 (3.01%) OpenGL
11 36 (2.93%) REST
12 35 (2.85%) Kafka
13 33 (2.69%) AngularJS
14 31 (2.52%) CSS
14 31 (2.52%) scikit-learn
14 31 (2.52%) Spring
15 30 (2.44%) J2SE
16 24 (1.95%) Qt
16 24 (1.95%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 559 (45.48%) Computer Science
2 447 (36.37%) Mathematics
3 365 (29.70%) Algorithms
4 248 (20.18%) Analytical Skills
5 232 (18.88%) Physics
6 226 (18.39%) Statistics
7 151 (12.29%) Visualisation
8 79 (6.43%) Artificial Intelligence
9 59 (4.80%) Hedge funds
10 49 (3.99%) Data Structures
11 42 (3.42%) Applied Mathematics
12 36 (2.93%) Fintech
13 33 (2.69%) Life Science
14 30 (2.44%) Biology
15 29 (2.36%) CUDA
16 28 (2.28%) Chemistry
17 27 (2.20%) 3D Graphics
17 27 (2.20%) Economics
17 27 (2.20%) Enterprise Software
18 23 (1.87%) Neural Network
Operating Systems
1 148 (12.04%) Linux
2 78 (6.35%) Unix
3 66 (5.37%) Windows
4 41 (3.34%) Android
5 39 (3.17%) Apple iOS
6 28 (2.28%) Windows Server
7 12 (0.98%) Windows 8
7 12 (0.98%) Windows Server 2003
7 12 (0.98%) Windows XP
8 11 (0.90%) CentOS
9 6 (0.49%) Windows 7
9 6 (0.49%) Windows Server 2008
10 5 (0.41%) Debian
10 5 (0.41%) Fedora
10 5 (0.41%) SUSE
10 5 (0.41%) Ubuntu
11 2 (0.16%) Mac OS X
12 1 (0.081%) VxWorks
12 1 (0.081%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 414 (33.69%) Machine Learning
2 359 (29.21%) Analytics
3 346 (28.15%) Software Engineering
4 188 (15.30%) Agile Software Development
5 146 (11.88%) OO
6 136 (11.07%) Data Analytics
7 114 (9.28%) Data Analysis
8 92 (7.49%) Data Visualisation
8 92 (7.49%) Open Source
9 77 (6.27%) TDD
10 75 (6.10%) Low Latency
11 70 (5.70%) Business Intelligence
12 63 (5.13%) Statistical Modelling
13 58 (4.72%) Continuous Integration
14 56 (4.56%) Predictive Modelling
15 55 (4.48%) OOP
16 53 (4.31%) Bayesian Methods
17 50 (4.07%) Statistical Analysis
18 49 (3.99%) Multithreading
18 49 (3.99%) Signal Processing
Programming Languages
1 563 (45.81%) Python
2 492 (40.03%) C++
3 481 (39.14%) Java
4 310 (25.22%) SQL
5 299 (24.33%) R
6 185 (15.05%) C
7 175 (14.24%) MATLAB
8 173 (14.08%) C#
9 120 (9.76%) JavaScript
10 109 (8.87%) Scala
11 91 (7.40%) Perl
12 47 (3.82%) VBA
13 42 (3.42%) Ruby
14 38 (3.09%) Bash Shell
15 19 (1.55%) Clojure
16 17 (1.38%) PL/SQL
17 15 (1.22%) Shell Script
18 14 (1.14%) Cython
19 13 (1.06%) Tcl
20 10 (0.81%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 576 (46.87%) Degree
2 38 (3.09%) Security Cleared
3 24 (1.95%) DV Cleared
4 21 (1.71%) SC Cleared
5 17 (1.38%) MBA
6 9 (0.73%) PMI Certification
7 5 (0.41%) CFA
7 5 (0.41%) CISA
7 5 (0.41%) CISM
7 5 (0.41%) CISSP
7 5 (0.41%) GIAC
8 4 (0.33%) PMP
8 4 (0.33%) Postgraduate
9 3 (0.24%) CCNA
9 3 (0.24%) CCNP
9 3 (0.24%) Cisco Certification
10 2 (0.16%) ISEB
10 2 (0.16%) ISTQB
10 2 (0.16%) Microsoft Certification
11 1 (0.081%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (0.90%) QA
2 5 (0.41%) DO-178B
2 5 (0.41%) MISRA
2 5 (0.41%) MISRA C
3 4 (0.33%) Basel II
3 4 (0.33%) Data Quality
3 4 (0.33%) ISO/IEC 12207
4 3 (0.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.16%) DO-254
6 1 (0.081%) COSHH
6 1 (0.081%) GCP
6 1 (0.081%) GLP
6 1 (0.081%) GMP
6 1 (0.081%) GxP
6 1 (0.081%) IEC 61508
6 1 (0.081%) Solvency II
System Software
1 35 (2.85%) Docker
2 20 (1.63%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 18 (1.46%) Active Directory
3 18 (1.46%) VMware Infrastructure
3 18 (1.46%) XenServer
4 14 (1.14%) VirtualBox
5 11 (0.90%) HDFS
6 8 (0.65%) Apache Flume
6 8 (0.65%) vSphere
6 8 (0.65%) XenApp
7 6 (0.49%) iptables
7 6 (0.49%) VMware ESX
7 6 (0.49%) VMware Workstation
7 6 (0.49%) Xen
8 4 (0.33%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 28 (2.28%) Puppet
2 12 (0.98%) Backup Exec
2 12 (0.98%) XenMobile
3 4 (0.33%) Ansible
3 4 (0.33%) EMC NetWorker
4 3 (0.24%) OPNET
5 2 (0.16%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (0.16%) Packer
6 1 (0.081%) logstash
6 1 (0.081%) Mesos
6 1 (0.081%) StatsD
Vendors
1 60 (4.88%) Microsoft
2 49 (3.99%) Oracle
3 42 (3.42%) Cloudera
4 40 (3.25%) Hortonworks
5 38 (3.09%) Google
6 33 (2.69%) Greenplum
7 29 (2.36%) Tableau
8 26 (2.12%) MuleSoft
8 26 (2.12%) Talend
9 19 (1.55%) Facebook
10 18 (1.46%) VMware
11 17 (1.38%) SAP
12 13 (1.06%) Bloomberg
12 13 (1.06%) EMC
13 12 (0.98%) Cisco
13 12 (0.98%) Citrix
13 12 (0.98%) HP
13 12 (0.98%) IronPort
13 12 (0.98%) Polycom
13 12 (0.98%) Veeam
Manchester, Lancashire
Total Recruitment Specialists Limited / TRG / Total recruitment group
Salary: £35000 - £45000 Per Annum + Benefits
Posted: 15 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Total Recruitment Specialists Limited / TRG / Total recruitment group
Salary: £35000 - £45000 Per Annum + Benefits
Posted: 17 hours ago
North West London
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + 20% Bonus
Posted: 18 hours ago
North London
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £34000.00 - £40000.00 per annum + Execllent Benefits
Posted: 19 hours ago
Raf Mildenhall, Suffolk
RB
Posted: Yesterday
Raf Mildenhall, Suffolk
RB
Posted: Yesterday
Raf Mildenhall, Suffolk
RB
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Anglia Ruskin University
Posted: Yesterday
Chelmsford, Essex
Anglia Ruskin University
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Anglia Ruskin University
Posted: Yesterday
Chelmsford, Essex
Anglia Ruskin University
Posted: Yesterday
United Kingdom
Capgemini UK
Posted: Yesterday
United Kingdom
Capgemini UK
Posted: Yesterday
United Kingdom
Capgemini UK
Posted: Yesterday
United Kingdom
Capgemini UK
Posted: Yesterday
United Kingdom
Capgemini UK
Posted: Yesterday
Northern Ireland
Xilinx, Inc.
Posted: Yesterday
London
ClearCube Consulting
Posted: Yesterday
South East London
TNS
Salary: Competitive, including award winning benefits package
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Westbourne Partners
Salary: From £50,000 to £90,000 per annum Level of salary really dependent on
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum, Benefits + 10% bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
Wallingford, Oxfordshire
IT Connections
Salary: £35,000 to £45,000
Posted: 2 days ago
Horsham, West Sussex
IT Connections
Salary: £20,000 to £25,000
Posted: 2 days ago
Northampton, Northamptonshire
IT Connections
Salary: £35,000 to £45,000
Posted: 2 days ago
Central London / West End
IT Connections
Salary: £35,000 to £45,000
Posted: 2 days ago
Bedford, Bedfordshire
IT Connections
Salary: £25,000 to £35,000
Posted: 2 days ago
Bedford, Bedfordshire
IT Connections
Salary: £40,000 to £60,000
Posted: 2 days ago
Horsham, West Sussex
IT Connections
Salary: £25,000 to £30,000
Posted: 2 days ago
Central London / West End
Client Server
Salary: £45k to £60k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago