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

3 months to
28 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
PhD
Rank 401 562 479
Rank change year-on-year
+161 -83
Permanent jobs citing PhD 698 456 636
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.71% 0.42% 0.54%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.68% 1.52% 1.98%
Number of salaries quoted 623 393 541
Median salary £50,000 £45,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+11.11% -5.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £28,500 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £82,500 £85,000 £80,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+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
26055 30058 32064
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 26.57% 27.36% 27.22%
Number of salaries quoted 21070 23947 25135
Median salary £47,500 £45,000 £44,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% +2.27%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,000 £65,500 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year
- +3.65%

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 28 July 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 28 July 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 +159 678 £50,000 +11.11% 92
London +106 385 £55,750 -7.08% 47
South East +94 134 £45,000 +12.50% 9
Oxfordshire +42 66 £55,000 +22.22% 3
Oxford +40 61 £55,000 +22.22% 2
East of England +41 59 £50,000 +29.03% 17
North West +52 43 £40,000 +14.28% 6
South West +55 42 £50,000 +5.26% 6
Cambridgeshire +32 42 £65,000 +40.54% 17
Manchester +37 41 £40,000 +14.28% 4
Cambridge +30 41 £65,000 +36.84% 17
City of London +28 40 £70,000 +7.69% 9
East Midlands +10 34 £40,000 - 1
Northamptonshire +17 23 £40,000 - 1
Devon - 22 £51,250 -
Exeter - 22 £51,250 -
Northampton +10 21 £37,500 -6.25% 1
Buckinghamshire +29 18 £40,000 - 1
Milton Keynes +24 17 £40,000 -
Bedfordshire +27 16 £40,000 -
Bedford +23 16 £40,000 -
Hampshire +11 15 £45,000 +38.46% 2
Bristol - 14 £46,250 - 3
Berkshire +10 12 £45,000 +12.50%
Surrey +18 11 £35,500 -22.82%
Leicestershire +1 11 £40,000 -
Loughborough -7 11 £40,000 -
Edinburgh +14 10 £47,500 -36.66% 1
Scotland +11 10 £47,500 +18.75% 1
Kingston Upon Thames - 10 £35,000 - 1

PhD
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 July 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.

1 644 (48.53%) Degree
2 607 (45.74%) Computer Science
3 565 (42.58%) Python
4 518 (39.04%) C++
5 503 (37.91%) Mathematics
6 490 (36.93%) Machine Learning
7 480 (36.17%) Java
8 403 (30.37%) Analytics
9 355 (26.75%) Algorithms
10 336 (25.32%) Software Engineering
11 329 (24.79%) SQL
12 327 (24.64%) Finance
13 323 (24.34%) Big Data
14 304 (22.91%) R
15 281 (21.18%) Analytical Skills
16 280 (21.10%) Physics
17 256 (19.29%) Statistics
18 246 (18.54%) MATLAB
19 228 (17.18%) Hadoop
20 188 (14.17%) C#
21 186 (14.02%) Agile Software Development
22 184 (13.87%) Apache Spark
23 173 (13.04%) C
24 167 (12.58%) Data Mining
25 162 (12.21%) Data Analytics
26 143 (10.78%) OO
27 139 (10.47%) Visualisation
28 135 (10.17%) Scala
29 131 (9.87%) Linux
30 129 (9.72%) Telecoms

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
1 184 (13.87%) Apache Spark
2 111 (8.36%) SAS
3 65 (4.90%) Apache Pig
4 42 (3.17%) Apache
5 17 (1.28%) Elasticsearch
5 17 (1.28%) Exchange Server 2007
5 17 (1.28%) MS Exchange
5 17 (1.28%) Skype for Business
6 11 (0.83%) CMS
7 9 (0.68%) Confluence
8 8 (0.60%) IIS
9 2 (0.15%) Apache Solr
10 1 (0.075%) Drupal
10 1 (0.075%) WordPress
Applications
1 52 (3.92%) SPSS
2 46 (3.47%) MS Excel
3 34 (2.56%) MS Office
4 17 (1.28%) S-PLUS
5 12 (0.90%) GNU Octave
6 8 (0.60%) Mathematica
7 6 (0.45%) MS PowerPoint
8 5 (0.38%) Gephi
8 5 (0.38%) MS Visio
9 4 (0.30%) Spreadsheet
9 4 (0.30%) Weka
10 2 (0.15%) AutoCAD
10 2 (0.15%) Maple
10 2 (0.15%) PTC Creo
10 2 (0.15%) SOLIDWORKS
11 1 (0.075%) Flinto
11 1 (0.075%) InVision
11 1 (0.075%) Photoshop
11 1 (0.075%) Pixate
11 1 (0.075%) Stata
Business Applications
1 23 (1.73%) SAP FS
2 8 (0.60%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 4 (0.30%) SystmOne
4 2 (0.15%) Oracle ERP
5 1 (0.075%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 73 (5.50%) Amazon AWS
2 29 (2.19%) Microsoft Azure
3 25 (1.88%) GitHub
4 17 (1.28%) Amazon EC2
4 17 (1.28%) Amazon S3
5 15 (1.13%) Amazon EMR
5 15 (1.13%) Cloud Computing
6 12 (0.90%) SaaS
7 9 (0.68%) Google Cloud Platform
8 4 (0.30%) iTunes
9 1 (0.075%) AdWords
9 1 (0.075%) Amazon ElastiCache
9 1 (0.075%) Google Analytics
9 1 (0.075%) IaaS
9 1 (0.075%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 43 (3.24%) TCP/IP
2 25 (1.88%) HTTP
3 21 (1.58%) SAN
3 21 (1.58%) Wireless
4 18 (1.36%) DNS
4 18 (1.36%) Firewall
5 17 (1.28%) Cisco ASA
5 17 (1.28%) DHCP
5 17 (1.28%) VoIP
5 17 (1.28%) VPN
6 13 (0.98%) Ethernet
7 12 (0.90%) Broadband
7 12 (0.90%) Internet
8 8 (0.60%) SNMP
8 8 (0.60%) Wi-Fi
9 7 (0.53%) HTTPS
10 6 (0.45%) ADSL
10 6 (0.45%) DSL
11 5 (0.38%) Bluetooth
12 4 (0.30%) LTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 323 (24.34%) Big Data
2 228 (17.18%) Hadoop
3 167 (12.58%) Data Mining
4 123 (9.27%) NoSQL
5 105 (7.91%) Apache Hive
6 79 (5.95%) Apache Cassandra
7 74 (5.58%) MongoDB
8 57 (4.30%) SQL Server
9 42 (3.17%) PostgreSQL
10 40 (3.01%) Relational Database
11 37 (2.79%) Neo4j
12 36 (2.71%) MySQL
13 29 (2.19%) Data Warehouse
14 27 (2.03%) Impala
15 21 (1.58%) GIS
16 18 (1.36%) Mahout
17 16 (1.21%) Redis
18 14 (1.06%) Pentaho
19 13 (0.98%) HAWQ
20 12 (0.90%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 61 (4.60%) Git (software)
2 31 (2.34%) Jenkins
3 29 (2.19%) Vagrant
4 19 (1.43%) Subversion
5 17 (1.28%) Visual Studio
6 15 (1.13%) Yeoman
7 14 (1.06%) LabVIEW
8 13 (0.98%) Talend Open Studio
9 9 (0.68%) JIRA
10 8 (0.60%) Bitbucket
10 8 (0.60%) Maven
10 8 (0.60%) Octopus Deploy
10 8 (0.60%) TeamCity
11 5 (0.38%) Mercurial
12 4 (0.30%) Eclipse
12 4 (0.30%) GDB
12 4 (0.30%) Grunt
12 4 (0.30%) Team Foundation Server
12 4 (0.30%) Valgrind
13 3 (0.23%) JUnit
General
1 327 (24.64%) Finance
2 129 (9.72%) Telecoms
3 93 (7.01%) Banking
4 72 (5.43%) Marketing
5 69 (5.20%) Games
6 61 (4.60%) Manufacturing
7 52 (3.92%) Retail
8 48 (3.62%) Pharmaceutical
9 38 (2.86%) Electronics
10 36 (2.71%) Front Office
11 26 (1.96%) Publishing
12 24 (1.81%) Billing
13 19 (1.43%) Aerospace
14 15 (1.13%) Investment Banking
15 13 (0.98%) Advertising
16 9 (0.68%) Law
17 5 (0.38%) Avionics
18 4 (0.30%) Automotive
18 4 (0.30%) Financial Institution
19 3 (0.23%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 329 (24.79%) Developer
2 288 (21.70%) Data Scientist
3 169 (12.74%) Software Engineer
4 128 (9.65%) Java Developer
5 125 (9.42%) Analyst
6 92 (6.93%) Senior Data Scientist
7 81 (6.10%) C++ Developer
8 75 (5.65%) Graduate
9 73 (5.50%) Software Developer
10 65 (4.90%) Machine Learning Scientist
11 62 (4.67%) C++ Software Engineer
12 61 (4.60%) Consultant
13 49 (3.69%) Qualitative Analyst
13 49 (3.69%) Quantitative Analyst
14 48 (3.62%) Computer Engineer
15 45 (3.39%) Senior Developer
16 44 (3.32%) Java Engineer
16 44 (3.32%) Machine Learning Engineer
17 43 (3.24%) Junior
18 42 (3.17%) C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 122 (9.19%) .NET
2 96 (7.23%) Natural Language Processing
3 68 (5.12%) HTML
4 60 (4.52%) SciPy
5 57 (4.30%) NumPy
6 56 (4.22%) XML
7 53 (3.99%) CSS
8 51 (3.84%) Boost C++ Libraries
9 50 (3.77%) STL
10 49 (3.69%) Kafka
11 42 (3.17%) AngularJS
11 42 (3.17%) OpenGL
12 39 (2.94%) ASP.NET
13 38 (2.86%) D3.js
13 38 (2.86%) scikit-learn
14 36 (2.71%) JSON
14 36 (2.71%) Web Services
15 35 (2.64%) Pandas
16 34 (2.56%) J2SE
17 33 (2.49%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 607 (45.74%) Computer Science
2 503 (37.91%) Mathematics
3 355 (26.75%) Algorithms
4 281 (21.18%) Analytical Skills
5 280 (21.10%) Physics
6 256 (19.29%) Statistics
7 139 (10.47%) Visualisation
8 86 (6.48%) Artificial Intelligence
9 56 (4.22%) Fintech
10 49 (3.69%) Hedge funds
11 41 (3.09%) Neural Network
12 34 (2.56%) Applied Mathematics
12 34 (2.56%) Credit Risk
13 33 (2.49%) 3D Graphics
14 30 (2.26%) Enterprise Software
15 28 (2.11%) Life Science
16 26 (1.96%) CUDA
16 26 (1.96%) Economics
17 25 (1.88%) Augmented Reality
18 24 (1.81%) Chemistry
Operating Systems
1 131 (9.87%) Linux
2 95 (7.16%) Windows
3 52 (3.92%) Unix
4 46 (3.47%) Android
5 41 (3.09%) Apple iOS
6 22 (1.66%) Windows Server
7 18 (1.36%) Windows Server 2003
8 17 (1.28%) Windows 8
8 17 (1.28%) Windows XP
9 3 (0.23%) CentOS
9 3 (0.23%) Debian
9 3 (0.23%) Fedora
9 3 (0.23%) Solaris
9 3 (0.23%) SUSE
9 3 (0.23%) Ubuntu
10 2 (0.15%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 490 (36.93%) Machine Learning
2 403 (30.37%) Analytics
3 336 (25.32%) Software Engineering
4 186 (14.02%) Agile Software Development
5 162 (12.21%) Data Analytics
6 143 (10.78%) OO
7 119 (8.97%) Data Analysis
8 78 (5.88%) Predictive Modelling
8 78 (5.88%) Statistical Analysis
9 77 (5.80%) Open Source
10 76 (5.73%) Data Visualisation
11 73 (5.50%) Low Latency
11 73 (5.50%) TDD
12 68 (5.12%) Bayesian Methods
13 63 (4.75%) SDLC
14 61 (4.60%) Signal Processing
15 58 (4.37%) Multithreading
16 57 (4.30%) Business Intelligence
17 53 (3.99%) Continuous Integration
18 51 (3.84%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 565 (42.58%) Python
2 518 (39.04%) C++
3 480 (36.17%) Java
4 329 (24.79%) SQL
5 304 (22.91%) R
6 246 (18.54%) MATLAB
7 188 (14.17%) C#
8 173 (13.04%) C
9 135 (10.17%) Scala
10 118 (8.89%) JavaScript
11 62 (4.67%) Perl
12 43 (3.24%) VBA
13 37 (2.79%) Ruby
14 36 (2.71%) Bash Shell
15 25 (1.88%) Clojure
16 16 (1.21%) PL/SQL
17 15 (1.13%) Fortran
18 14 (1.06%) VB
19 13 (0.98%) F#
20 12 (0.90%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 644 (48.53%) Degree
2 39 (2.94%) Security Cleared
3 25 (1.88%) SC Cleared
4 19 (1.43%) MBA
5 12 (0.90%) DV Cleared
6 7 (0.53%) CISSP
6 7 (0.53%) PMI Certification
7 6 (0.45%) PMP
8 5 (0.38%) CISA
8 5 (0.38%) CISM
8 5 (0.38%) GIAC
9 4 (0.30%) Postgraduate
10 3 (0.23%) CFA
11 2 (0.15%) GCIA
11 2 (0.15%) GCIH
11 2 (0.15%) ISTQB
12 1 (0.075%) ISEB
12 1 (0.075%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 1 (0.075%) Microsoft Certification
12 1 (0.075%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (1.06%) QA
2 8 (0.60%) MISRA
3 7 (0.53%) DO-178B
3 7 (0.53%) ISO/IEC 12207
3 7 (0.53%) MISRA C
4 4 (0.30%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.075%) Basel II
5 1 (0.075%) CRD IV
5 1 (0.075%) SNOMED CT
System Software
1 27 (2.03%) Apache ZooKeeper
1 27 (2.03%) Virtual Machines
2 19 (1.43%) VirtualBox
3 18 (1.36%) Active Directory
4 17 (1.28%) VMware Infrastructure
4 17 (1.28%) XenServer
5 13 (0.98%) Docker
5 13 (0.98%) HDFS
6 11 (0.83%) Apache Flume
6 11 (0.83%) vSphere
6 11 (0.83%) XenApp
7 6 (0.45%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 17 (1.28%) Backup Exec
1 17 (1.28%) Puppet
2 14 (1.06%) XenMobile
3 8 (0.60%) Opscode Chef
3 8 (0.60%) Packer
4 2 (0.15%) Ansible
4 2 (0.15%) logstash
4 2 (0.15%) Nessus
4 2 (0.15%) Nmap
4 2 (0.15%) StatsD
Vendors
1 63 (4.75%) Oracle
2 55 (4.14%) Microsoft
3 41 (3.09%) Cloudera
4 37 (2.79%) Google
5 36 (2.71%) Hortonworks
6 35 (2.64%) SAP
7 30 (2.26%) Tableau
8 23 (1.73%) Guidewire
9 22 (1.66%) Greenplum
10 18 (1.36%) EMC
11 17 (1.28%) Cisco
11 17 (1.28%) Citrix
11 17 (1.28%) HP
11 17 (1.28%) IronPort
11 17 (1.28%) Palo Alto
11 17 (1.28%) Polycom
11 17 (1.28%) Veeam
11 17 (1.28%) VMware
12 15 (1.13%) IBM
12 15 (1.13%) MuleSoft
London
Burns Sheehan
Salary: £70000 - £90000 per annum
Posted: 15 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
ECM Selection
Salary: to £45k DoE + package
Posted: 11 hours ago
West London
Client Server
Salary: £35k to £45k + benefits
Posted: 13 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Ability Resourcing
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum + Options (Early Stage)
Posted: 17 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Computer People
Salary: Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Cancer Research Manchester Institute
Salary: From £30,100 to £49,100 per annum dependent upon experience
Posted: 16 hours ago
North West
Parallel Consulting
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
ClearCube Consulting
Salary: From £35,000 to £85,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Mortimer Spinks
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Mortimer Spinks
Posted: 2 days ago
Central London / West End
Client Server
Salary: £50k to £65k + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
West Sussex
Initi8 Recruitment
Salary: £35000 Per Annum
Posted: Yesterday
West Sussex
Initi8 Recruitment
Salary: £35000 Per Annum
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Big Wednesday Digital Ltd
Salary: £75000 - £150000 per annum + Negotiable
Posted: 3 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Computer People
Salary: £25000.00 - £32000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Total Recruitment Specialists Limited / TRG / Total recruitment group
Salary: £30000 - £45000 Per Annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
London
set2recruit
Salary: Up to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 16 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Big Wednesday Digital Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £55000 per annum + Negotiable
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
ISL
Salary: £60000 - £75000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
ECM Selection
Salary: £Negotiable DoE + stock options
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Client Server
Salary: £95k to £140k + equity + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
set2recruit
Salary: Up to £70,000 per annum
Posted: 16 hours ago
Central London / West End
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 40,000 - 60,000
Posted: Yesterday
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Uniting Ambition
Salary: £20k - 30k per year
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Oliver Bernard
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + shares
Posted: 2 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
ENTERPRISE RECRUITMENT LTD
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum, Shares, Pension + more!
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Total Recruitment Specialists Limited / TRG / Total recruitment group
Salary: £35000 - £45000 Per Annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
South East London
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 40,000
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
Rullion IT Plus
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum + Bonus&Bens
Posted: 2 days ago