The first table below looks at the demand 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 22 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Qualifications currently tracked.

Location
3 months to
22 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
PhD
Rank 427 530 454
Rank change year-on-year
+103 -76
Permanent jobs citing PhD 634 383 505
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.55% 0.35% 0.43%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.03% 1.29% 1.53%
Number of salaries quoted 537 315 445
Average salary £47,500 £40,000 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+18.75% -20.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £65,000 £92,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
Qualifications Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
31234 29651 33014
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 27.12% 27.26% 27.92%
Number of salaries quoted 24462 23940 28326
Average salary £44,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.52% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -

PhD
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing PhD within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within 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 22 July 2014 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 average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing PhD within the UK over the 3 months to 22 July 2014. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +88 603 £47,500 +18.75% 92
London +106 383 £55,000 +22.22% 54
City of London +54 114 £70,000 +21.73% 19
South East +23 104 £40,000 +6.66% 8
Surrey +19 59 £34,000 -20.00% 3
East of England -23 46 £35,000 -22.22% 21
South West +6 40 £45,750 +22.00% 4
Cambridgeshire +26 38 £35,000 -17.64% 15
Cambridge +17 36 £35,000 -15.15% 15
Scotland -1 24 £55,000 +57.14% 6
Teddington -1 21 £31,000 -17.33% 3
Edinburgh +7 20 £55,000 +30.95% 6
Guildford +18 19 £42,500 -5.55%
West Midlands +26 16 £40,000 +14.28% 1
Bristol -10 16 £46,500 +24.00% 1
Swindon - 16 £45,750 - 1
Wiltshire - 16 £45,750 - 2
Oxford +9 15 £42,500 +21.42% 5
Oxfordshire +7 15 £42,500 +21.42% 5
East Midlands 0 15 £30,000 -7.69% 3
Northamptonshire -3 14 £30,000 -7.69% 1
Northampton -11 14 £30,000 -7.69%
Hampshire -4 12 £31,250 -7.40%
Chessington - 12 £47,500 -
Buckinghamshire - 11 £40,000 -
Southampton +20 10 £30,000 -20.00%
Surbiton - 9 £47,500 - 1
New Malden - 8 £27,500 -
Coventry - 8 £40,000 -
Wimbledon - 8 £27,500 -

PhD
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 July 2014, IT jobs within the UK citing PhD also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited PhD.

1 674 (50.79%) Computer Science
2 634 (47.78%) Degree
3 626 (47.17%) Mathematics
4 618 (46.57%) Java
5 547 (41.22%) C++
6 467 (35.19%) Physics
7 446 (33.61%) Software Engineering
8 304 (22.91%) Finance
9 295 (22.23%) Python
10 268 (20.20%) OO
11 265 (19.97%) C#
12 249 (18.76%) Analytics
13 239 (18.01%) SQL
14 197 (14.85%) MATLAB
15 196 (14.77%) Hadoop
16 193 (14.54%) Statistics
17 189 (14.24%) R
17 189 (14.24%) Big Data
18 178 (13.41%) Linux
19 158 (11.91%) C
20 142 (10.70%) Windows
21 132 (9.95%) Scala
22 128 (9.65%) Agile Software Development
23 126 (9.50%) JavaScript
23 126 (9.50%) .NET
24 125 (9.42%) Oracle
25 123 (9.27%) Games
26 122 (9.19%) Data Mining
27 113 (8.52%) Machine Learning
28 112 (8.44%) MapReduce

PhD
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 July 2014, IT jobs within the UK citing PhD also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited PhD. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 77 (5.80%) SAS
2 30 (2.26%) MS Exchange
3 27 (2.03%) Apache Pig
4 22 (1.66%) Tornado
5 13 (0.98%) Apache
6 11 (0.83%) Drupal
6 11 (0.83%) WordPress
7 8 (0.60%) Apache Solr
7 8 (0.60%) SharePoint
8 6 (0.45%) SharePoint 2013
8 6 (0.45%) Node.js
8 6 (0.45%) SharePoint 2010
9 5 (0.38%) CMS
9 5 (0.38%) Lync
10 4 (0.30%) Exchange Server 2013
10 4 (0.30%) Exchange Server 2010
10 4 (0.30%) IBM HTTP Server
11 3 (0.23%) Joomla!
11 3 (0.23%) IIS
11 3 (0.23%) Mule
Applications
1 63 (4.75%) SPSS
2 59 (4.45%) MS Excel
3 35 (2.64%) CPLEX
4 30 (2.26%) MS Office
5 15 (1.13%) MS PowerPoint
5 15 (1.13%) Mathematica
6 12 (0.90%) NASTRAN
7 7 (0.53%) Simulink
7 7 (0.53%) Stata
8 6 (0.45%) S-PLUS
9 5 (0.38%) Weka
10 4 (0.30%) Pro/ENGINEER
11 1 (0.075%) AutoCAD
11 1 (0.075%) Windchill
11 1 (0.075%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 32 (2.41%) SunGard APT
2 10 (0.75%) Oracle BPM
3 3 (0.23%) SAP InfiniteInsight
4 2 (0.15%) Magento
4 2 (0.15%) Google Analytics
5 1 (0.075%) Markit EDM
5 1 (0.075%) SiteCatalyst
Cloud Services
1 15 (1.13%) Amazon AWS
2 11 (0.83%) GitHub
3 10 (0.75%) SaaS
4 9 (0.68%) ElastiCache
5 1 (0.075%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.075%) Amazon EMR
Communications & Networking
1 44 (3.32%) HTTP
2 23 (1.73%) Internet
3 16 (1.21%) SAN
4 10 (0.75%) Broadband
4 10 (0.75%) TCP/IP
5 7 (0.53%) TETRA
5 7 (0.53%) Wireless
6 6 (0.45%) Ethernet
7 4 (0.30%) DECT
8 2 (0.15%) GSM
8 2 (0.15%) DVB
8 2 (0.15%) RTP
8 2 (0.15%) SS7
8 2 (0.15%) Firewall
8 2 (0.15%) SSH
8 2 (0.15%) NGN
9 1 (0.075%) VoIP
9 1 (0.075%) VPN
9 1 (0.075%) DNS
9 1 (0.075%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 196 (14.77%) Hadoop
2 189 (14.24%) Big Data
3 122 (9.19%) Data Mining
4 83 (6.25%) MySQL
5 78 (5.88%) Relational Database
6 70 (5.28%) SQL Server
7 64 (4.82%) Mahout
8 51 (3.84%) NoSQL
9 41 (3.09%) MongoDB
10 31 (2.34%) Apache Hive
11 22 (1.66%) SQL Server 2008
12 21 (1.58%) Redis
13 19 (1.43%) Apache Cassandra
14 16 (1.21%) CouchDB
14 16 (1.21%) SQL Server 2012
15 15 (1.13%) RDBMS
15 15 (1.13%) PostgreSQL
16 13 (0.98%) Text Mining
16 13 (0.98%) Oracle Database
17 11 (0.83%) Cognos Impromptu
Development Applications
1 37 (2.79%) Eclipse
2 28 (2.11%) Visual Studio
3 26 (1.96%) Git (software)
4 23 (1.73%) Maven
5 17 (1.28%) Mercurial
6 16 (1.21%) JUnit
7 15 (1.13%) Selenium
8 14 (1.06%) Subversion
9 10 (0.75%) YourKit
10 9 (0.68%) QuickTest Pro
10 9 (0.68%) Ant
11 7 (0.53%) Jenkins
12 6 (0.45%) Team Foundation Server
13 5 (0.38%) WinDbg
14 4 (0.30%) Karma Test Runner
15 3 (0.23%) Jasmine
15 3 (0.23%) Gradle
16 2 (0.15%) Talend Open Studio
16 2 (0.15%) LabVIEW
17 1 (0.075%) JIRA
General
1 304 (22.91%) Finance
2 123 (9.27%) Games
3 58 (4.37%) Banking
4 48 (3.62%) Front Office
5 43 (3.24%) Pharmaceutical
5 43 (3.24%) Retail
6 40 (3.01%) Marketing
7 35 (2.64%) Manufacturing
8 33 (2.49%) Electronics
9 29 (2.19%) Financial Institution
10 26 (1.96%) Telecoms
11 24 (1.81%) Advertising
12 19 (1.43%) Aerospace
13 12 (0.90%) Publishing
13 12 (0.90%) Automotive
13 12 (0.90%) Law
14 10 (0.75%) Legal
14 10 (0.75%) Investment Banking
15 4 (0.30%) French Language
16 2 (0.15%) Military
Job Titles
1 581 (43.78%) Developer
2 227 (17.11%) Java Developer
3 209 (15.75%) Software Engineer
4 177 (13.34%) Software Developer
5 155 (11.68%) Data Scientist
6 135 (10.17%) Graduate
7 110 (8.29%) Analyst
8 86 (6.48%) C++ Developer
9 80 (6.03%) C++ Software Engineer
10 75 (5.65%) Senior Developer
11 55 (4.14%) C# Developer
12 53 (3.99%) C++ Software Developer
13 51 (3.84%) Quantitative Developer
13 51 (3.84%) Junior
14 50 (3.77%) Statistician
15 47 (3.54%) Research Engineer
16 45 (3.39%) Senior Java Developer
17 43 (3.24%) Java Software Developer
18 42 (3.17%) Consultant
19 41 (3.09%) Python Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 126 (9.50%) .NET
2 112 (8.44%) MapReduce
3 88 (6.63%) HTML
4 65 (4.90%) XML
5 64 (4.82%) jQuery
6 58 (4.37%) CSS
7 56 (4.22%) Web Services
7 56 (4.22%) ASP.NET
8 47 (3.54%) HTML5
9 38 (2.86%) NumPy
10 37 (2.79%) J2EE
11 36 (2.71%) Hibernate
12 31 (2.34%) CSS3
13 28 (2.11%) OpenGL
13 28 (2.11%) WPF
14 27 (2.03%) JSON
15 26 (1.96%) Spring
16 25 (1.88%) Software Packaging
16 25 (1.88%) Natural Language Processing
17 24 (1.81%) EJB
Miscellaneous
1 674 (50.79%) Computer Science
2 626 (47.17%) Mathematics
3 467 (35.19%) Physics
4 193 (14.54%) Statistics
5 95 (7.16%) Hedge funds
6 92 (6.93%) Visualisation
7 79 (5.95%) Artificial Intelligence
8 72 (5.43%) Economics
9 58 (4.37%) 3D Graphics
10 56 (4.22%) Chemistry
11 54 (4.07%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 44 (3.32%) Applied Mathematics
13 37 (2.79%) Derivative
14 36 (2.71%) Life Science
15 35 (2.64%) Biology
16 33 (2.49%) Neural Network
17 31 (2.34%) Digital Media
18 29 (2.19%) Equities
19 26 (1.96%) Enterprise Software
20 21 (1.58%) VHDL
Operating Systems
1 178 (13.41%) Linux
2 142 (10.70%) Windows
3 60 (4.52%) UNIX
4 30 (2.26%) Android
4 30 (2.26%) Windows Server 2008
5 25 (1.88%) Windows 7
6 16 (1.21%) Apple iOS
7 14 (1.06%) Solaris
7 14 (1.06%) Ubuntu
8 9 (0.68%) AIX
9 5 (0.38%) Mac OS X
10 4 (0.30%) Windows Server 2012
10 4 (0.30%) Debian
10 4 (0.30%) Embedded Linux
11 1 (0.075%) Windows Server 2003
11 1 (0.075%) Windows XP
11 1 (0.075%) CentOS
11 1 (0.075%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 446 (33.61%) Software Engineering
2 268 (20.20%) OO
3 249 (18.76%) Analytics
4 128 (9.65%) Agile Software Development
5 113 (8.52%) Machine Learning
6 91 (6.86%) OOD
7 89 (6.71%) Data Analysis
8 71 (5.35%) Multithreading
9 59 (4.45%) Signal Processing
10 57 (4.30%) TDD
11 54 (4.07%) Data Modelling
12 51 (3.84%) Monte Carlo Method
13 50 (3.77%) Predictive Modelling
14 47 (3.54%) Image Processing
15 43 (3.24%) Risk Management
15 43 (3.24%) Web Development
16 41 (3.09%) Scrum
16 41 (3.09%) Unit Testing
16 41 (3.09%) Algorithmic Trading
17 39 (2.94%) Logistic Regression
Programming Languages
1 618 (46.57%) Java
2 547 (41.22%) C++
3 295 (22.23%) Python
4 265 (19.97%) C#
5 239 (18.01%) SQL
6 197 (14.85%) MATLAB
7 189 (14.24%) R
8 158 (11.91%) C
9 132 (9.95%) Scala
10 126 (9.50%) JavaScript
11 81 (6.10%) Perl
12 36 (2.71%) PowerShell
13 35 (2.64%) PHP
14 34 (2.56%) Ruby
15 32 (2.41%) Clojure
16 27 (2.03%) VB.NET
17 23 (1.73%) VBA
17 23 (1.73%) Erlang
18 22 (1.66%) Fortran
19 21 (1.58%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 634 (47.78%) Degree
2 34 (2.56%) Security Cleared
3 21 (1.58%) ISEB
4 19 (1.43%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 18 (1.36%) SC Cleared
5 18 (1.36%) DV Cleared
6 17 (1.28%) MBA
7 15 (1.13%) HND
8 13 (0.98%) CIPD
9 8 (0.60%) Sun Certification
10 4 (0.30%) Postgraduate
11 3 (0.23%) PMI Certification
12 2 (0.15%) PMP
12 2 (0.15%) SAS Certification
13 1 (0.075%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 1 (0.075%) Cisco Certification
13 1 (0.075%) RHCE
13 1 (0.075%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (0.45%) QA
2 5 (0.38%) JTAG
3 3 (0.23%) CDISC
3 3 (0.23%) IAS 39
3 3 (0.23%) Basel III
4 2 (0.15%) Basel II
5 1 (0.075%) HL7
5 1 (0.075%) DICOM
System Software
1 34 (2.56%) VMware Infrastructure
2 31 (2.34%) Active Directory
3 25 (1.88%) VMware ESX
3 25 (1.88%) VMware Workstation
4 5 (0.38%) XenApp
5 4 (0.30%) VMware ESXi
5 4 (0.30%) XenDesktop
5 4 (0.30%) EMC RecoverPoint
6 1 (0.075%) Xen
6 1 (0.075%) Squid
6 1 (0.075%) XenServer
6 1 (0.075%) Forefront TMG
6 1 (0.075%) vSphere
6 1 (0.075%) KVM
Systems Management
1 4 (0.30%) Puppet
2 3 (0.23%) EMC NetWorker
2 3 (0.23%) YUM
2 3 (0.23%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.075%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 125 (9.42%) Oracle
2 78 (5.88%) Microsoft
3 37 (2.79%) SunGard
4 34 (2.56%) VMware
5 19 (1.43%) Google
6 12 (0.90%) Zend
7 11 (0.83%) EMC
7 11 (0.83%) JBoss
8 8 (0.60%) Sun
9 7 (0.53%) Bloomberg
10 6 (0.45%) Facebook
10 6 (0.45%) Tableau
10 6 (0.45%) Cisco
10 6 (0.45%) IBM
10 6 (0.45%) TIBCO
11 5 (0.38%) Citrix
11 5 (0.38%) HP
11 5 (0.38%) Veeam
11 5 (0.38%) Polycom
11 5 (0.38%) Atmel
London
Bridge Noble
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 1 hour ago
South East London
Client Server
Salary: £40k to £50k + share options + benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Net Talent
Posted: 3 hours ago
City, London
Explore Recruitment Solutions
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum + Equity
Posted: 3 hours ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 32000 - 70000
Posted: 4 hours ago
Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire
Austin Fraser
Salary: £25000.00 - £35000.00 per annum
Posted: 5 hours ago
City, London
I.T. Skillfinder
Salary: £45000.0000 - £50000.0000 per annum
Posted: 6 hours ago
London
Experis Ltd
Salary: £45000.00 - £60000.00 per annum + benefits
Posted: 9 hours ago
London
Experis Ltd
Salary: £60000.00 - £62000.00 per annum + bonus and benefits
Posted: 10 hours ago
Hertfordshire
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 20 hours ago
City, London
Intelletect
Salary: From £60,000 to £80,000 per annum
Posted: 21 hours ago
Central London / West End
Client Server
Salary: £40k to £45k + benefits
Posted: 21 hours ago
London
Client Server
Salary: £40k to £55k + benefits
Posted: 22 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Softweb Resourcing Limited
Salary: From £25,000 to £45,000 per annum Best Training + Stock Options + More
Posted: 23 hours ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Corriculo
Salary: Up to £35,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 23 hours ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Oho Group Ltd.
Salary: £40000 to £60000 per annum
Posted: 23 hours ago
London
Quant Capital
Salary: Up to £40,000 per annum + bonus and benefits
Posted: 23 hours ago
City, London
Apollo Solutions
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Great Package
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £33000 - £60000 per annum + ben - trips, pens +
Posted: 2 days ago