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

3 months to
30 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
PhD
Rank 439 539 540
Rank change year-on-year
+100 +1
Permanent jobs citing PhD 592 484 510
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.62% 0.44% 0.45%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.38% 1.63% 1.64%
Number of salaries quoted 503 408 435
Median salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +5.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £30,300 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £85,000 £87,000 £70,000
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
24866 29764 31069
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 26.10% 27.29% 27.16%
Number of salaries quoted 19984 24007 24250
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £65,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year
- +2.40%

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 30 September 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 30 September 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 +99 579 £50,000 - 102
London +50 333 £60,000 -7.69% 45
South East +85 80 £51,250 +28.12% 15
East of England +35 71 £37,500 -16.66% 32
Cambridgeshire +22 55 £65,000 +30.00% 27
Cambridge +17 55 £65,000 +30.00% 27
City of London +41 48 £70,000 - 6
South West +34 38 £50,000 - 1
Oxfordshire +31 35 £57,500 +27.77% 3
North West +33 30 £40,000 +14.28% 2
Oxford +27 27 £57,500 +64.28% 1
Manchester +24 25 £40,000 +14.28% 2
Hampshire +27 19 £52,500 +31.25% 8
East Midlands +15 18 £40,000 +33.33% 2
Southampton +15 16 £55,000 +37.50% 5
Exeter - 16 £50,000 -
Devon - 16 £50,000 -
West Midlands +4 15 £42,500 +6.25% 2
Surrey +27 10 £32,750 -26.40% 1
Kingston Upon Thames - 10 £37,500 - 1
Bristol +17 9 £36,696 -2.14%
Leicestershire +4 9 £40,000 - 1
Loughborough -5 9 £40,000 - 1
West Sussex +30 8 £27,500 -21.42%
Scotland +17 8 £47,500 -36.66% 3
Edinburgh +14 8 £47,500 -36.66% 3
Northamptonshire +6 8 £36,000 +20.00% 1
Yorkshire +33 7 £42,500 +3.03%
Bedfordshire +21 7 £36,000 -10.00% 1
Bedford +18 7 £36,000 -10.00%

PhD
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 September 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.

1 661 (51.40%) Degree
2 595 (46.27%) Computer Science
3 563 (43.78%) Python
4 518 (40.28%) Mathematics
5 514 (39.97%) C++
6 512 (39.81%) Machine Learning
7 424 (32.97%) Java
8 380 (29.55%) Algorithms
9 358 (27.84%) Analytics
10 330 (25.66%) Software Engineering
11 318 (24.73%) R
12 306 (23.79%) Physics
13 293 (22.78%) SQL
14 282 (21.93%) Big Data
15 268 (20.84%) Finance
16 256 (19.91%) Statistics
17 236 (18.35%) MATLAB
18 226 (17.57%) Analytical Skills
19 223 (17.34%) C#
20 189 (14.70%) Hadoop
21 165 (12.83%) C
21 165 (12.83%) Apache Spark
22 162 (12.60%) Data Mining
23 161 (12.52%) Agile Software Development
24 159 (12.36%) Data Analytics
25 140 (10.89%) .NET
26 125 (9.72%) Scala
27 124 (9.64%) OO
28 117 (9.10%) Visualisation
29 115 (8.94%) Linux

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
1 165 (12.83%) Apache Spark
2 106 (8.24%) SAS
3 56 (4.35%) Apache Pig
4 43 (3.34%) Apache
5 13 (1.01%) Elasticsearch
6 8 (0.62%) Confluence
6 8 (0.62%) IIS
7 5 (0.39%) CMS
7 5 (0.39%) Exchange Server 2007
7 5 (0.39%) MS Exchange
7 5 (0.39%) Skype for Business
8 2 (0.16%) Apache Solr
9 1 (0.078%) Drupal
9 1 (0.078%) SharePoint
9 1 (0.078%) Tomcat
9 1 (0.078%) WordPress
Applications
1 62 (4.82%) SPSS
2 34 (2.64%) MS Excel
3 21 (1.63%) GNU Octave
4 16 (1.24%) MS Office
5 8 (0.62%) MS PowerPoint
6 7 (0.54%) Mathematica
7 6 (0.47%) MS Project
7 6 (0.47%) S-PLUS
8 3 (0.23%) Spreadsheet
8 3 (0.23%) Weka
9 2 (0.16%) CPLEX
9 2 (0.16%) Gephi
9 2 (0.16%) Maple
9 2 (0.16%) MS Visio
9 2 (0.16%) SOLIDWORKS
10 1 (0.078%) EViews
10 1 (0.078%) Simulink
10 1 (0.078%) Stata
Business Applications
1 25 (1.94%) SAP FS
2 6 (0.47%) Primavera
3 4 (0.31%) Oracle ERP
3 4 (0.31%) SystmOne
4 3 (0.23%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.078%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 63 (4.90%) Amazon AWS
2 35 (2.72%) Microsoft Azure
3 19 (1.48%) SaaS
4 16 (1.24%) GitHub
5 13 (1.01%) Amazon S3
6 12 (0.93%) Amazon EC2
7 10 (0.78%) Amazon EMR
8 9 (0.70%) Cloud Computing
9 7 (0.54%) Google Cloud Platform
10 6 (0.47%) Heroku
11 4 (0.31%) IBM Cloud
11 4 (0.31%) iTunes
12 1 (0.078%) Amazon Kinesis
12 1 (0.078%) AWS Lambda
Communications & Networking
1 32 (2.49%) TCP/IP
2 20 (1.56%) HTTP
3 13 (1.01%) Ethernet
4 11 (0.86%) Bluetooth
5 10 (0.78%) Internet
5 10 (0.78%) SAN
5 10 (0.78%) Wireless
6 9 (0.70%) HTTPS
6 9 (0.70%) Wi-Fi
7 8 (0.62%) SNMP
8 6 (0.47%) Firewall
9 5 (0.39%) Cisco ASA
9 5 (0.39%) DHCP
9 5 (0.39%) DNS
9 5 (0.39%) VoIP
9 5 (0.39%) VPN
10 4 (0.31%) NAS
11 3 (0.23%) 4G
11 3 (0.23%) HSPA
11 3 (0.23%) LTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 282 (21.93%) Big Data
2 189 (14.70%) Hadoop
3 162 (12.60%) Data Mining
4 104 (8.09%) NoSQL
5 90 (7.00%) Apache Hive
6 56 (4.35%) Apache Cassandra
7 49 (3.81%) Relational Database
8 48 (3.73%) MongoDB
9 42 (3.27%) SQL Server
10 36 (2.80%) MySQL
11 26 (2.02%) PostgreSQL
12 21 (1.63%) GIS
13 20 (1.56%) Impala
13 20 (1.56%) Neo4j
13 20 (1.56%) RDBMS
14 18 (1.40%) QlikView
15 13 (1.01%) Mahout
16 12 (0.93%) Data Warehouse
17 9 (0.70%) OLTP
17 9 (0.70%) Redis
Development Applications
1 41 (3.19%) Git (software)
2 24 (1.87%) Jenkins
3 20 (1.56%) Vagrant
4 11 (0.86%) Visual Studio
5 10 (0.78%) Yeoman
6 8 (0.62%) Bitbucket
6 8 (0.62%) JIRA
6 8 (0.62%) Octopus Deploy
6 8 (0.62%) Subversion
6 8 (0.62%) TeamCity
7 6 (0.47%) Eclipse
8 5 (0.39%) LabVIEW
9 4 (0.31%) Maven
9 4 (0.31%) Team Foundation Server
10 2 (0.16%) Moq
10 2 (0.16%) Talend Open Studio
11 1 (0.078%) AppScan
11 1 (0.078%) FindBugs
11 1 (0.078%) Mercurial
11 1 (0.078%) Metasploit
General
1 268 (20.84%) Finance
2 87 (6.77%) Telecoms
3 86 (6.69%) Marketing
4 81 (6.30%) Banking
5 75 (5.83%) Games
6 55 (4.28%) Electronics
7 49 (3.81%) Manufacturing
8 43 (3.34%) Front Office
9 42 (3.27%) Pharmaceutical
10 39 (3.03%) Retail
11 26 (2.02%) Billing
11 26 (2.02%) Publishing
12 19 (1.48%) Aerospace
13 11 (0.86%) Advertising
14 9 (0.70%) Investment Banking
14 9 (0.70%) Law
15 7 (0.54%) Automotive
16 5 (0.39%) Avionics
16 5 (0.39%) Back Office
16 5 (0.39%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 340 (26.44%) Developer
2 300 (23.33%) Data Scientist
3 172 (13.37%) Software Engineer
4 115 (8.94%) Java Developer
5 100 (7.78%) C++ Developer
6 93 (7.23%) Analyst
7 91 (7.08%) Software Developer
8 90 (7.00%) Senior Data Scientist
9 77 (5.99%) Graduate
10 73 (5.68%) Machine Learning Scientist
11 61 (4.74%) C# Developer
12 59 (4.59%) C++ Software Engineer
12 59 (4.59%) Computer Engineer
12 59 (4.59%) Computer Vision Engineer
13 51 (3.97%) Senior Developer
14 49 (3.81%) Machine Learning Engineer
15 45 (3.50%) Graduate Developer
16 44 (3.42%) .NET Developer
16 44 (3.42%) Java Engineer
17 41 (3.19%) C# .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 140 (10.89%) .NET
2 99 (7.70%) Natural Language Processing
3 82 (6.38%) HTML
4 56 (4.35%) STL
5 55 (4.28%) CSS
6 50 (3.89%) Boost C++ Libraries
7 48 (3.73%) ASP.NET
8 46 (3.58%) NumPy
9 43 (3.34%) OpenGL
10 40 (3.11%) XML
11 38 (2.95%) SciPy
12 36 (2.80%) AngularJS
12 36 (2.80%) HTML5
13 35 (2.72%) OpenCV
14 34 (2.64%) Kafka
14 34 (2.64%) RESTful
15 33 (2.57%) .NET Framework
15 33 (2.57%) Node.js
15 33 (2.57%) scikit-learn
16 28 (2.18%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 595 (46.27%) Computer Science
2 518 (40.28%) Mathematics
3 380 (29.55%) Algorithms
4 306 (23.79%) Physics
5 256 (19.91%) Statistics
6 226 (17.57%) Analytical Skills
7 117 (9.10%) Visualisation
8 102 (7.93%) Artificial Intelligence
9 50 (3.89%) Neural Network
10 48 (3.73%) Applied Mathematics
11 45 (3.50%) Fintech
12 37 (2.88%) 3D Graphics
13 32 (2.49%) Hedge funds
14 28 (2.18%) Credit Risk
14 28 (2.18%) User Experience
15 27 (2.10%) Life Science
16 26 (2.02%) Augmented Reality
17 25 (1.94%) CUDA
18 22 (1.71%) ASIC
19 20 (1.56%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 115 (8.94%) Linux
2 88 (6.84%) Windows
3 41 (3.19%) Android
4 37 (2.88%) Unix
5 30 (2.33%) Apple iOS
6 12 (0.93%) Embedded Linux
7 8 (0.62%) Windows Server
8 6 (0.47%) Windows Server 2003
9 5 (0.39%) Windows 8
9 5 (0.39%) Windows XP
10 3 (0.23%) Solaris
10 3 (0.23%) Windows Server 2012
11 1 (0.078%) CentOS
11 1 (0.078%) Debian
11 1 (0.078%) Fedora
11 1 (0.078%) Kali Linux
11 1 (0.078%) SUSE
11 1 (0.078%) Ubuntu
11 1 (0.078%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 512 (39.81%) Machine Learning
2 358 (27.84%) Analytics
3 330 (25.66%) Software Engineering
4 161 (12.52%) Agile Software Development
5 159 (12.36%) Data Analytics
6 124 (9.64%) OO
7 111 (8.63%) Data Analysis
8 88 (6.84%) Computer Vision
9 70 (5.44%) Data Visualisation
10 69 (5.37%) Multithreading
11 68 (5.29%) Statistical Analysis
12 64 (4.98%) Predictive Modelling
13 61 (4.74%) Signal Processing
14 60 (4.67%) Business Intelligence
15 57 (4.43%) Bayesian Methods
16 56 (4.35%) Statistical Modelling
17 54 (4.20%) SDLC
18 53 (4.12%) Deep Learning
19 51 (3.97%) Open Source
19 51 (3.97%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 563 (43.78%) Python
2 514 (39.97%) C++
3 424 (32.97%) Java
4 318 (24.73%) R
5 293 (22.78%) SQL
6 236 (18.35%) MATLAB
7 223 (17.34%) C#
8 165 (12.83%) C
9 125 (9.72%) Scala
10 104 (8.09%) JavaScript
11 38 (2.95%) Perl
12 30 (2.33%) Bash Shell
13 25 (1.94%) F#
14 22 (1.71%) Ruby
15 21 (1.63%) Fortran
16 20 (1.56%) PHP
16 20 (1.56%) VBA
17 17 (1.32%) Clojure
18 16 (1.24%) VB
19 13 (1.01%) Haskell
Qualifications
1 661 (51.40%) Degree
2 35 (2.72%) Security Cleared
3 28 (2.18%) SC Cleared
4 13 (1.01%) MBA
5 6 (0.47%) APMP
5 6 (0.47%) DV Cleared
5 6 (0.47%) PMI Certification
6 5 (0.39%) CISSP
6 5 (0.39%) PMP
7 4 (0.31%) GIAC
7 4 (0.31%) Postgraduate
8 3 (0.23%) CISA
8 3 (0.23%) CISM
9 2 (0.16%) GCIA
9 2 (0.16%) GCIH
9 2 (0.16%) ISTQB
9 2 (0.16%) MCTS
9 2 (0.16%) Microsoft Certification
9 2 (0.16%) SANS
10 1 (0.078%) ECSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (1.24%) QA
2 13 (1.01%) MISRA
3 11 (0.86%) DO-178B
3 11 (0.86%) ISO/IEC 12207
3 11 (0.86%) MISRA C
4 3 (0.23%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.078%) CRD IV
5 1 (0.078%) ISO 9000
5 1 (0.078%) RMADS
5 1 (0.078%) SNOMED CT
System Software
1 20 (1.56%) Virtual Machines
2 17 (1.32%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 12 (0.93%) VirtualBox
4 11 (0.86%) Firmware
4 11 (0.86%) HDFS
5 7 (0.54%) Active Directory
5 7 (0.54%) Apache Flume
6 6 (0.47%) XenServer
7 5 (0.39%) VMware Infrastructure
8 4 (0.31%) Docker
9 3 (0.23%) vSphere
9 3 (0.23%) XenApp
10 1 (0.078%) LXC
Systems Management
1 8 (0.62%) Opscode Chef
1 8 (0.62%) Packer
2 5 (0.39%) Backup Exec
3 4 (0.31%) Puppet
4 3 (0.23%) Nmap
5 2 (0.16%) logstash
5 2 (0.16%) Nessus
5 2 (0.16%) StatsD
5 2 (0.16%) XenMobile
6 1 (0.078%) Mesos
6 1 (0.078%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 54 (4.20%) Oracle
2 40 (3.11%) Microsoft
3 33 (2.57%) SAP
4 25 (1.94%) Cloudera
4 25 (1.94%) Guidewire
4 25 (1.94%) Tableau
5 23 (1.79%) Google
6 22 (1.71%) Hortonworks
7 15 (1.17%) Synopsys
8 11 (0.86%) IBM
9 9 (0.70%) MapR
10 8 (0.62%) Atlassian
10 8 (0.62%) Hitachi
11 7 (0.54%) Omniture
12 6 (0.47%) Citrix
12 6 (0.47%) EMC
12 6 (0.47%) Intel
12 6 (0.47%) MicroStrategy
12 6 (0.47%) Netezza
13 5 (0.39%) Cisco
Maidenhead, Berkshire
Hitachi Consulting UK
Salary: From £50,000 to £90,000 per annum inc Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 9 hours ago
London
Xcede
Posted: 6 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
IT Connections
Salary: to £65000
Posted: 4 hours ago
Northampton, Northamptonshire
IT Connections
Salary: £35,000 to £45,000
Posted: 4 hours ago
City, London
Robert Half
Salary: £85000 - £120000 per annum
Posted: 11 hours ago
Borehamwood, Hertfordshire
IT Connections
Salary: £30,000 to £40,000 + 20% Bonus
Posted: 4 hours ago
Chessington, Surrey
IT Connections
Salary: £32,000 to £42,000
Posted: 4 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Computer People
Salary: Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Computer People
Salary: £25000.00 - £30000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
South East London
RICHARD WHEELER ASSOCIATES
Salary: From £43,000 to £70,000 per annum + Share options
Posted: 4 hours ago
London
ISL
Posted: 4 hours ago
Colchester, Essex
Tec Partners
Salary: £25000.00 - £30000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Bath, Avon
ISL
Salary: £25000.00 - £35000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Novate IT Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £100000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Client Server
Salary: £80k to £100k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Harrington Starr
Posted: Yesterday
London
ISL
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Luton, Bedfordshire
Montash
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Experis Ltd
Salary: £100000 - £150000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Xcede
Posted: 3 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + bonus, pension, training
Posted: Yesterday
North London
Client Server
Salary: £65k to £80k + equity
Posted: 4 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum + Bonus and Excellent Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
ECM Selection
Salary: £competitive + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Client Server
Salary: £40k to £55k + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Central London / West End
Client Server
Salary: £45k to £55k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
ECM Selection
Salary: £Negotiable DoE + stock options
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Talent Analytix
Salary: From £35,000 to £40,000 per annum plus benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
ENTERPRISE RECRUITMENT LTD
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum, Shares, Pension + more!
Posted: 3 days ago