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 17 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
17 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
PhD
UK
Rank 389 443 558
Rank change year-on-year
+54 +115
Permanent jobs citing PhD 625 583 442
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.74% 0.59% 0.43%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.94% 2.12% 1.53%
Number of salaries quoted 511 483 387
Median salary £57,500 £55,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+4.54% +15.78%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £35,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £110,000 £100,000 £80,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

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
21257 27539 28828
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 25.29% 27.99% 28.01%
Number of salaries quoted 16762 22042 23043
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 £28,000 £27,823 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £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 17 January 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 17 January 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 +60 615 £57,500 +4.54% 141
London +50 388 £70,000 +7.69% 65
East of England +52 97 £35,000 -12.50% 45
City of London +67 94 £110,000 +11.39% 15
Cambridgeshire +26 71 £55,000 +32.53% 35
Cambridge +25 70 £60,000 +47.23% 29
South East +58 69 £47,000 -6.00% 11
Oxfordshire +20 28 £52,500 -2.32% 3
Oxford +32 27 £52,500 +3.96% 1
North West +3 26 £45,000 +16.53% 6
South West +15 23 £55,000 +46.66% 9
Bristol +26 22 £56,250 +50.00% 7
Hertfordshire +25 19 £35,000 +7.69% 7
Borehamwood +10 18 £35,000 +7.69% 4
Surrey +29 12 £45,000 +28.57% 5
Manchester -13 12 £50,000 +25.00% 5
Hampshire +18 11 £40,000 -20.00% 1
Watford +10 11 £35,000 +9.37%
Buckinghamshire +30 10 £47,500 -
Milton Keynes +25 10 £47,500 -
East Midlands +12 10 £40,000 +77.77% 1
Southampton +9 9 £40,000 -15.78%
West Yorkshire +20 6 £35,000 - 3
Leeds +18 6 £35,000 - 3
Yorkshire +17 6 £35,000 -19.07% 3
Cheshire +15 5 £37,500 +0.72%
Northamptonshire +10 5 £30,000 +33.33%
Northampton +6 5 £30,000 +33.33%
Bedford - 5 £50,000 -
Bedfordshire - 5 £50,000 -

PhD
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 January 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.

1 603 (50.59%) Degree
2 562 (47.15%) Computer Science
3 510 (42.79%) Python
4 497 (41.69%) Mathematics
5 471 (39.51%) Machine Learning
6 431 (36.16%) C++
7 369 (30.96%) Algorithms
8 357 (29.95%) Java
9 325 (27.27%) Software Engineering
10 293 (24.58%) Physics
11 288 (24.16%) R
12 270 (22.65%) Analytics
13 255 (21.39%) SQL
14 249 (20.89%) Statistics
15 239 (20.05%) Big Data
16 229 (19.21%) Analytical Skills
17 217 (18.20%) C#
17 217 (18.20%) Finance
18 178 (14.93%) C
19 173 (14.51%) Agile Software Development
20 160 (13.42%) Apache Spark
21 155 (13.00%) MATLAB
22 137 (11.49%) Hadoop
23 131 (10.99%) Scala
24 120 (10.07%) Data Analytics
25 119 (9.98%) Linux
26 108 (9.06%) JavaScript
26 108 (9.06%) .NET
27 107 (8.98%) OO
28 106 (8.89%) Artificial Intelligence

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
1 160 (13.42%) Apache Spark
2 90 (7.55%) SAS
3 54 (4.53%) Apache
4 31 (2.60%) Apache Pig
5 9 (0.76%) Exchange Server 2007
5 9 (0.76%) MS Exchange
5 9 (0.76%) Skype for Business
6 8 (0.67%) Elasticsearch
7 6 (0.50%) Confluence
8 5 (0.42%) Jupyter
9 3 (0.25%) Tomcat
10 2 (0.17%) Apache Solr
11 1 (0.084%) OpenStack
11 1 (0.084%) SharePoint
Applications
1 56 (4.70%) SPSS
2 24 (2.01%) MS Excel
3 22 (1.85%) GNU Octave
4 16 (1.34%) MS Office
5 8 (0.67%) MS PowerPoint
6 7 (0.59%) EViews
7 6 (0.50%) MS Project
8 5 (0.42%) Chatbot
9 4 (0.34%) S-PLUS
10 3 (0.25%) Simulink
10 3 (0.25%) Stata
11 2 (0.17%) CPLEX
11 2 (0.17%) Gephi
11 2 (0.17%) Maple
12 1 (0.084%) PTC Creo
Business Applications
1 8 (0.67%) SAP FS
2 6 (0.50%) Oracle ERP
2 6 (0.50%) Primavera
3 3 (0.25%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 2 (0.17%) SAP BPC
Cloud Services
1 45 (3.78%) Amazon AWS
2 29 (2.43%) SaaS
3 23 (1.93%) Microsoft Azure
4 18 (1.51%) Cloud Computing
5 12 (1.01%) Yammer
6 8 (0.67%) Amazon S3
6 8 (0.67%) Heroku
7 6 (0.50%) Amazon EC2
7 6 (0.50%) Amazon EMR
7 6 (0.50%) GitHub
8 4 (0.34%) Google Cloud Platform
9 2 (0.17%) Adobe Analytics
10 1 (0.084%) Amazon Kinesis
10 1 (0.084%) AWS Lambda
10 1 (0.084%) iTunes
Communications & Networking
1 22 (1.85%) TCP/IP
2 11 (0.92%) SAN
3 10 (0.84%) DSL
4 9 (0.76%) ADSL
4 9 (0.76%) Cisco ASA
4 9 (0.76%) DHCP
4 9 (0.76%) DNS
4 9 (0.76%) Firewall
4 9 (0.76%) VoIP
4 9 (0.76%) VPN
4 9 (0.76%) Wireless
5 7 (0.59%) Bluetooth
5 7 (0.59%) Wi-Fi
6 6 (0.50%) ATM
7 5 (0.42%) Ethernet
7 5 (0.42%) Internet
7 5 (0.42%) MIMO
7 5 (0.42%) OFDM
8 3 (0.25%) HTTPS
9 2 (0.17%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 239 (20.05%) Big Data
2 137 (11.49%) Hadoop
3 94 (7.89%) NoSQL
4 83 (6.96%) Data Mining
5 56 (4.70%) Relational Database
6 47 (3.94%) SQL Server
7 46 (3.86%) MongoDB
8 44 (3.69%) Apache Hive
9 30 (2.52%) RDBMS
10 24 (2.01%) MySQL
10 24 (2.01%) PostgreSQL
11 21 (1.76%) Apache Cassandra
12 14 (1.17%) QlikView
13 12 (1.01%) GIS
14 11 (0.92%) Data Warehouse
15 10 (0.84%) Neo4j
16 9 (0.76%) HAWQ
16 9 (0.76%) Sqoop
17 7 (0.59%) Spotfire
18 6 (0.50%) KDB
Development Applications
1 44 (3.69%) Git (software)
2 19 (1.59%) Jenkins
3 15 (1.26%) Visual Studio
4 10 (0.84%) Mercurial
4 10 (0.84%) Subversion
5 7 (0.59%) LabVIEW
6 5 (0.42%) Selenium
6 5 (0.42%) Vagrant
6 5 (0.42%) Yeoman
7 4 (0.34%) FindBugs
8 3 (0.25%) Eclipse
9 2 (0.17%) GitLab
9 2 (0.17%) Jasmine
9 2 (0.17%) JIRA
9 2 (0.17%) jMock
9 2 (0.17%) JUnit
9 2 (0.17%) Karma Test Runner
9 2 (0.17%) Moq
9 2 (0.17%) PhantomJS
9 2 (0.17%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 217 (18.20%) Finance
2 101 (8.47%) Marketing
3 72 (6.04%) Advertising
4 71 (5.96%) Telecoms
5 60 (5.03%) Banking
5 60 (5.03%) Electronics
6 48 (4.03%) Games
7 42 (3.52%) Manufacturing
8 38 (3.19%) Pharmaceutical
9 33 (2.77%) Front Office
10 23 (1.93%) Retail
11 19 (1.59%) Automotive
12 17 (1.43%) Back Office
13 15 (1.26%) Aerospace
13 15 (1.26%) Law
14 9 (0.76%) Billing
14 9 (0.76%) Legal
15 6 (0.50%) Financial Institution
16 4 (0.34%) Investment Banking
16 4 (0.34%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 314 (26.34%) Developer
2 310 (26.01%) Data Scientist
3 141 (11.83%) Software Engineer
4 101 (8.47%) Senior Data Scientist
5 93 (7.80%) C++ Developer
6 84 (7.05%) Software Developer
7 78 (6.54%) Java Developer
8 68 (5.70%) C# Developer
8 68 (5.70%) Graduate
9 65 (5.45%) Machine Learning Scientist
10 55 (4.61%) Java Engineer
11 54 (4.53%) Architect
12 53 (4.45%) C++ Software Engineer
13 50 (4.19%) Analyst
14 45 (3.78%) C++ Software Developer
15 42 (3.52%) Research Engineer
16 41 (3.44%) Computer Engineer
16 41 (3.44%) Senior Developer
17 40 (3.36%) Graduate Developer
17 40 (3.36%) Java Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 108 (9.06%) .NET
2 93 (7.80%) HTML
3 61 (5.12%) AngularJS
4 51 (4.28%) CSS
4 51 (4.28%) Node.js
5 44 (3.69%) Ajax
6 42 (3.52%) Natural Language Processing
7 37 (3.10%) HTML5
8 34 (2.85%) STL
9 33 (2.77%) ASP.NET
9 33 (2.77%) NumPy
10 32 (2.68%) RESTful
10 32 (2.68%) scikit-learn
11 31 (2.60%) OpenGL
11 31 (2.60%) SciPy
12 30 (2.52%) Pandas
13 29 (2.43%) .NET Framework
14 28 (2.35%) Boost C++ Libraries
15 27 (2.27%) D3.js
15 27 (2.27%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 562 (47.15%) Computer Science
2 497 (41.69%) Mathematics
3 369 (30.96%) Algorithms
4 293 (24.58%) Physics
5 249 (20.89%) Statistics
6 229 (19.21%) Analytical Skills
7 106 (8.89%) Artificial Intelligence
8 88 (7.38%) Visualisation
9 55 (4.61%) Applied Mathematics
10 36 (3.02%) Economics
11 33 (2.77%) Fintech
12 31 (2.60%) Neural Network
13 26 (2.18%) Data Structures
13 26 (2.18%) Hedge funds
14 25 (2.10%) 3D Graphics
14 25 (2.10%) Derivative
15 24 (2.01%) VHDL
16 23 (1.93%) Augmented Reality
17 22 (1.85%) Chemistry
18 21 (1.76%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 119 (9.98%) Linux
2 83 (6.96%) Windows
3 38 (3.19%) Unix
4 20 (1.68%) Android
5 14 (1.17%) Apple iOS
5 14 (1.17%) Embedded Linux
6 11 (0.92%) Windows Server
7 9 (0.76%) Windows 10
7 9 (0.76%) Windows Server 2003
7 9 (0.76%) Windows XP
8 3 (0.25%) Windows Phone
9 2 (0.17%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (0.084%) Kali Linux
10 1 (0.084%) Ubuntu
10 1 (0.084%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 471 (39.51%) Machine Learning
2 325 (27.27%) Software Engineering
3 270 (22.65%) Analytics
4 173 (14.51%) Agile Software Development
5 120 (10.07%) Data Analytics
6 107 (8.98%) OO
7 84 (7.05%) Data Analysis
8 82 (6.88%) Deep Learning
9 68 (5.70%) Mentoring
10 58 (4.87%) Statistical Analysis
11 57 (4.78%) Data Visualisation
12 55 (4.61%) Computer Vision
13 53 (4.45%) Statistical Modelling
14 51 (4.28%) Open Source
14 51 (4.28%) Predictive Modelling
14 51 (4.28%) Signal Processing
15 50 (4.19%) Business Intelligence
16 49 (4.11%) TDD
17 46 (3.86%) CAD
18 43 (3.61%) Image Processing
Programming Languages
1 510 (42.79%) Python
2 431 (36.16%) C++
3 357 (29.95%) Java
4 288 (24.16%) R
5 255 (21.39%) SQL
6 217 (18.20%) C#
7 178 (14.93%) C
8 155 (13.00%) MATLAB
9 131 (10.99%) Scala
10 108 (9.06%) JavaScript
11 37 (3.10%) F#
12 35 (2.94%) Perl
13 29 (2.43%) PHP
14 25 (2.10%) Ruby
15 22 (1.85%) Bash Shell
15 22 (1.85%) Haskell
16 19 (1.59%) VBA
17 15 (1.26%) VB
18 11 (0.92%) Fortran
19 10 (0.84%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 603 (50.59%) Degree
2 56 (4.70%) Postgraduate
3 26 (2.18%) Security Cleared
4 21 (1.76%) SC Cleared
5 11 (0.92%) MBA
6 9 (0.76%) MCTS
6 9 (0.76%) Microsoft Certification
7 6 (0.50%) APMP
8 4 (0.34%) DV Cleared
9 3 (0.25%) PMI Certification
10 2 (0.17%) CISSP
11 1 (0.084%) CEH
11 1 (0.084%) CISA
11 1 (0.084%) CISM
11 1 (0.084%) GIAC
11 1 (0.084%) GPEN
11 1 (0.084%) GSEC
11 1 (0.084%) OSCP
11 1 (0.084%) PMP
11 1 (0.084%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (2.60%) QA
2 5 (0.42%) MISRA
3 4 (0.34%) DO-178B
3 4 (0.34%) ISO/IEC 12207
3 4 (0.34%) MISRA C
4 3 (0.25%) Data Quality
4 3 (0.25%) RMADS
4 3 (0.25%) SNOMED CT
5 1 (0.084%) Actionable Recommendations
5 1 (0.084%) CRD IV
5 1 (0.084%) ISO 9000
5 1 (0.084%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.084%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.084%) SLA
System Software
1 13 (1.09%) HDFS
2 12 (1.01%) Firmware
3 11 (0.92%) Active Directory
3 11 (0.92%) XenServer
4 10 (0.84%) Apache Flume
5 9 (0.76%) VMware Infrastructure
6 5 (0.42%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 5 (0.42%) Virtual Machines
6 5 (0.42%) VirtualBox
7 4 (0.34%) Docker
8 3 (0.25%) LXC
9 1 (0.084%) KVM
9 1 (0.084%) Slurm Workload Manager
9 1 (0.084%) Xen
Systems Management
1 9 (0.76%) Backup Exec
1 9 (0.76%) XenMobile
2 2 (0.17%) Mesos
3 1 (0.084%) Nmap
3 1 (0.084%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 45 (3.78%) Oracle
2 30 (2.52%) Microsoft
3 20 (1.68%) Tableau
4 14 (1.17%) SAP
5 12 (1.01%) Apple
6 11 (0.92%) Citrix
6 11 (0.92%) Cloudera
6 11 (0.92%) Hortonworks
6 11 (0.92%) Synopsys
7 10 (0.84%) EMC
8 9 (0.76%) Cisco
8 9 (0.76%) HP
8 9 (0.76%) IronPort
8 9 (0.76%) Palo Alto
8 9 (0.76%) Polycom
8 9 (0.76%) Veeam
8 9 (0.76%) VMware
9 8 (0.67%) Guidewire
10 7 (0.59%) Google
11 6 (0.50%) IBM
Bristol, Avon
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 2 hours ago
City, London
Client Server
Salary: £80k to £120k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 4 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Computer People
Salary: £25000.00 - £30000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 57 minutes ago
Kings Langley, Hertfordshire
Technical Futures
Salary: Excellent Package
Posted: 2 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £70000 - £80000 per annum + bens
Posted: Yesterday
London
Stott & May
Salary: £35000 - £55000 per annum + 25% shares
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Edgar Cowen
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum + Great Base + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum + bonus + equity
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
ECM Selection
Salary: to £55k DoE + excellent bens
Posted: 21 hours ago
Oxfordshire
Stott & May
Salary: £50000 - £90000 per annum + equity
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
ISL
Posted: 19 hours ago
London
ClearCube Consulting
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum + Benefits/Career Progression
Posted: 20 hours ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Search Consultancy
Posted: 21 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Edgar Cowen
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Fantastic Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
South East London
Client Server
Salary: £30k to £65k + benefits
Posted: 18 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £70000 - £80000 per annum + bens
Posted: Yesterday
Romsey, Hampshire
Total Recruitment Specialists Limited / TRG / Total recruitment group
Salary: £40000 - £50000 Per Annum + benfits
Posted: 17 hours ago
London
Churchill Frank
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £70000 - £80000 per annum + bens
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + stock options.
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + stock options.
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
ECM Selection
Salary: to c£58,000 DoE + benefits
Posted: 20 hours ago
City, London
Client Server
Salary: £90k to £110k + bonus (c100%)
Posted: 23 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
ENTERPRISE RECRUITMENT LTD
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum, Bonus, Shares, Pension + more!
Posted: 23 hours ago
London
Optima Connections
Salary: Up to £70,000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
IT Connections
Salary: 60000
Posted: 3 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
ENTERPRISE RECRUITMENT LTD
Salary: From £25,000 to £32,000 per annum Bonus, Free food and more!
Posted: 23 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
IT Connections
Salary: to c.£50000
Posted: 3 days ago
Cambridgeshire
ECM Selection
Salary: to £50k DoE + bens
Posted: 19 hours ago
Oldham, Lancashire
Innovative Technology Limited
Salary: Highly-competitive and negotiable, depending on experience
Posted: 5 days ago