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 22 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
PhD
Rank 471 497 463
Rank change year-on-year
+26 -34
Permanent jobs citing PhD 522 439 514
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.46% 0.41% 0.44%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.69% 1.53% 1.52%
Number of salaries quoted 446 371 465
Average salary £47,500 £45,000 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% -10.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £27,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £75,000 £95,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%

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
30918 28623 33883
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 27.08% 26.79% 28.83%
Number of salaries quoted 24116 23391 28525
Average salary £45,000 £43,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.65% +1.17%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,800 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.00% -

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 September 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 September 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 +38 504 £47,500 +5.55% 79
London +47 309 £50,000 - 37
South East +29 121 £35,750 +5.92% 18
City of London +12 83 £58,750 +2.17% 9
Surrey +9 67 £30,000 -33.33% 3
East of England -23 42 £35,000 -22.22% 19
Oxfordshire +16 25 £42,500 -10.52% 6
Cambridgeshire -12 25 £40,000 -5.88% 17
Cambridge -5 24 £40,000 -5.88% 17
South West -17 21 £46,500 +24.00% 2
Oxford +10 19 £36,000 -24.21% 4
Scotland -7 18 £45,000 +95.65% 2
Hampshire 0 16 £47,500 +58.33% 2
Edinburgh -3 16 £45,000 +95.65% 2
Teddington -2 15 £35,000 -17.64%
Guildford +14 13 £45,000 -
North East +1 12 £40,000 +10.34%
Tyne and Wear -1 12 £40,000 +10.34%
Newcastle upon Tyne -2 12 £40,000 +10.34%
New Malden 0 10 £50,000 +81.81%
Wimbledon -1 10 £50,000 +81.81%
Bedfordshire - 10 £31,000 -
Buckinghamshire +14 8 £32,500 -31.57%
Surbiton +1 8 £47,500 +58.33% 1
Southampton - 8 £40,000 - 1
Chessington - 8 £47,500 -
Gloucestershire - 8 £51,000 -
Wiltshire +3 7 £45,750 -
East Midlands -8 7 £32,500 - 1
Northamptonshire -20 7 £32,500 - 1

PhD
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 September 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.

1 574 (48.44%) Computer Science
2 569 (48.02%) Degree
3 565 (47.68%) Java
4 528 (44.56%) Mathematics
5 477 (40.25%) C++
6 380 (32.07%) Software Engineering
7 368 (31.05%) Physics
8 277 (23.38%) Python
9 256 (21.60%) Agile Software Development
10 248 (20.93%) SQL
11 247 (20.84%) Finance
12 245 (20.68%) OO
13 220 (18.57%) C#
14 200 (16.88%) Analytics
15 186 (15.70%) Linux
16 175 (14.77%) MATLAB
17 169 (14.26%) Statistics
18 163 (13.76%) Hadoop
19 161 (13.59%) R
20 159 (13.42%) Big Data
21 152 (12.83%) Analytical Skills
22 141 (11.90%) C
22 141 (11.90%) Oracle
23 138 (11.65%) Windows
24 115 (9.70%) .NET
25 114 (9.62%) Scala
26 111 (9.37%) JavaScript
27 99 (8.35%) Games
28 98 (8.27%) Machine Learning
29 96 (8.10%) OOD

PhD
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 75 (6.33%) SAS
2 30 (2.53%) MS Exchange
3 28 (2.36%) Apache Pig
4 9 (0.76%) Lync
4 9 (0.76%) Exchange Server 2007
5 8 (0.68%) Tornado
6 7 (0.59%) Mule
7 6 (0.51%) Node.js
8 5 (0.42%) Apache
8 5 (0.42%) IBM HTTP Server
9 3 (0.25%) Elasticsearch
10 2 (0.17%) CMS
10 2 (0.17%) ArcGIS
10 2 (0.17%) Drupal
10 2 (0.17%) WordPress
11 1 (0.084%) Oracle Coherence
11 1 (0.084%) IIS
11 1 (0.084%) SharePoint
11 1 (0.084%) Tomcat
Applications
1 69 (5.82%) MS Excel
2 54 (4.56%) SPSS
3 36 (3.04%) MS Office
4 34 (2.87%) MS PowerPoint
5 29 (2.45%) CPLEX
6 17 (1.43%) Mathematica
7 12 (1.01%) NASTRAN
8 8 (0.68%) Stata
9 6 (0.51%) Simulink
9 6 (0.51%) Weka
10 4 (0.34%) S-PLUS
11 3 (0.25%) Pro/ENGINEER
12 1 (0.084%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 14 (1.18%) SunGard APT
2 11 (0.93%) Oracle BPM
3 2 (0.17%) Google Analytics
3 2 (0.17%) Magento
4 1 (0.084%) SiteCatalyst
4 1 (0.084%) Markit EDM
4 1 (0.084%) SAP InfiniteInsight
Cloud Services
1 13 (1.10%) Amazon AWS
2 11 (0.93%) GitHub
3 7 (0.59%) ElastiCache
3 7 (0.59%) Amazon ElastiCache
4 3 (0.25%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (0.25%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (0.17%) SaaS
6 1 (0.084%) Amazon EMR
Communications & Networking
1 33 (2.78%) HTTP
2 27 (2.28%) SAN
3 24 (2.03%) Internet
4 20 (1.69%) TCP/IP
5 10 (0.84%) Firewall
6 9 (0.76%) Cisco ASA
6 9 (0.76%) VoIP
6 9 (0.76%) VPN
6 9 (0.76%) DNS
6 9 (0.76%) DHCP
7 7 (0.59%) Wireless
8 5 (0.42%) Software-Defined Radio
8 5 (0.42%) Ethernet
9 4 (0.34%) TETRA
10 3 (0.25%) Broadband
10 3 (0.25%) DECT
11 2 (0.17%) DVB
11 2 (0.17%) RTP
11 2 (0.17%) SS7
12 1 (0.084%) Software-Defined Networking
Database & Business Intelligence
1 163 (13.76%) Hadoop
2 159 (13.42%) Big Data
3 87 (7.34%) MySQL
4 79 (6.67%) Data Mining
5 71 (5.99%) Relational Database
6 68 (5.74%) SQL Server
7 61 (5.15%) Mahout
8 47 (3.97%) NoSQL
9 29 (2.45%) MongoDB
10 25 (2.11%) Apache Hive
11 18 (1.52%) RDBMS
12 17 (1.43%) Redis
13 15 (1.27%) CouchDB
14 14 (1.18%) Base SAS
15 13 (1.10%) Apache Cassandra
16 11 (0.93%) SQL Server 2008
16 11 (0.93%) Cognos Impromptu
17 10 (0.84%) DB2
17 10 (0.84%) Data Warehouse
17 10 (0.84%) SAS Enterprise Miner
Development Applications
1 47 (3.97%) Eclipse
2 27 (2.28%) Git (software)
3 24 (2.03%) Maven
4 18 (1.52%) Selenium
5 17 (1.43%) YourKit
5 17 (1.43%) QuickTest Pro
5 17 (1.43%) Visual Studio
6 15 (1.27%) Subversion
7 14 (1.18%) JUnit
8 11 (0.93%) Jenkins
9 10 (0.84%) Mercurial
10 9 (0.76%) Ant
11 8 (0.68%) JMeter
11 8 (0.68%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 7 (0.59%) Gradle
13 6 (0.51%) Team Foundation Server
14 5 (0.42%) Jasmine
15 4 (0.34%) WinDbg
16 3 (0.25%) Talend Open Studio
16 3 (0.25%) Grunt
General
1 247 (20.84%) Finance
2 99 (8.35%) Games
3 90 (7.59%) Pharmaceutical
4 55 (4.64%) Banking
5 52 (4.39%) Front Office
6 47 (3.97%) Marketing
7 46 (3.88%) Electronics
8 42 (3.54%) Retail
9 33 (2.78%) Financial Institution
10 30 (2.53%) Telecoms
10 30 (2.53%) Manufacturing
11 21 (1.77%) Advertising
11 21 (1.77%) Aerospace
12 11 (0.93%) Automotive
13 9 (0.76%) Investment Banking
14 7 (0.59%) Legal
14 7 (0.59%) Publishing
15 4 (0.34%) Law
16 3 (0.25%) French Language
16 3 (0.25%) Military
Job Titles
1 497 (41.94%) Developer
2 200 (16.88%) Java Developer
3 160 (13.50%) Software Engineer
4 153 (12.91%) Software Developer
5 140 (11.81%) Data Scientist
6 124 (10.46%) Graduate
7 95 (8.02%) Analyst
8 78 (6.58%) C++ Developer
9 71 (5.99%) Senior Developer
10 61 (5.15%) Statistician
11 58 (4.89%) Consultant
12 57 (4.81%) C# Developer
13 48 (4.05%) C++ Software Engineer
14 45 (3.80%) Junior
15 44 (3.71%) Senior Java Developer
16 42 (3.54%) Research Engineer
16 42 (3.54%) C++ Software Developer
17 40 (3.38%) Java Software Developer
18 37 (3.12%) Quantitative Developer
19 34 (2.87%) Research Scientist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 115 (9.70%) .NET
2 88 (7.43%) HTML
3 65 (5.49%) Web Services
4 61 (5.15%) jQuery
5 60 (5.06%) CSS
6 54 (4.56%) XML
7 48 (4.05%) HTML5
8 43 (3.63%) Cascading
9 38 (3.21%) J2EE
10 36 (3.04%) ASP.NET
10 36 (3.04%) Hibernate
11 34 (2.87%) Spring
12 32 (2.70%) CSS3
13 29 (2.45%) JSON
14 27 (2.28%) OpenGL
15 26 (2.19%) REST
16 23 (1.94%) J2SE
16 23 (1.94%) WPF
17 22 (1.86%) GWT
17 22 (1.86%) Natural Language Processing
Miscellaneous
1 574 (48.44%) Computer Science
2 528 (44.56%) Mathematics
3 368 (31.05%) Physics
4 169 (14.26%) Statistics
5 152 (12.83%) Analytical Skills
6 87 (7.34%) Visualisation
7 80 (6.75%) Chemistry
8 76 (6.41%) Hedge funds
9 69 (5.82%) Life Science
10 66 (5.57%) Economics
11 61 (5.15%) Biology
12 60 (5.06%) Artificial Intelligence
13 45 (3.80%) 3D Graphics
14 39 (3.29%) Applied Mathematics
15 38 (3.21%) Biotechnology
16 28 (2.36%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
17 26 (2.19%) Neural Network
18 25 (2.11%) Digital Media
19 24 (2.03%) VHDL
20 22 (1.86%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 186 (15.70%) Linux
2 138 (11.65%) Windows
3 55 (4.64%) UNIX
4 22 (1.86%) Windows Server 2008
5 21 (1.77%) Windows 7
5 21 (1.77%) Android
6 20 (1.69%) Solaris
7 13 (1.10%) Mac OS X
8 12 (1.01%) AIX
9 9 (0.76%) Windows 8
9 9 (0.76%) Windows Server 2003
9 9 (0.76%) Windows XP
10 8 (0.68%) Ubuntu
11 6 (0.51%) Apple iOS
12 4 (0.34%) Debian
13 2 (0.17%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 380 (32.07%) Software Engineering
2 256 (21.60%) Agile Software Development
3 245 (20.68%) OO
4 200 (16.88%) Analytics
5 98 (8.27%) Machine Learning
6 96 (8.10%) OOD
7 90 (7.59%) MapReduce
8 84 (7.09%) Multithreading
9 77 (6.50%) Data Analysis
10 69 (5.82%) TDD
11 62 (5.23%) Bioinformatics
11 62 (5.23%) Signal Processing
12 54 (4.56%) Bayesian Methods
13 52 (4.39%) Information Retrieval
14 51 (4.30%) Scrum
15 48 (4.05%) Information Security
16 46 (3.88%) Predictive Modelling
17 44 (3.71%) Data Modelling
18 43 (3.63%) Web Development
19 41 (3.46%) Time Series Analysis
Programming Languages
1 565 (47.68%) Java
2 477 (40.25%) C++
3 277 (23.38%) Python
4 248 (20.93%) SQL
5 220 (18.57%) C#
6 175 (14.77%) MATLAB
7 161 (13.59%) R
8 141 (11.90%) C
9 114 (9.62%) Scala
10 111 (9.37%) JavaScript
11 69 (5.82%) Perl
12 34 (2.87%) Ruby
13 32 (2.70%) PowerShell
14 29 (2.45%) VB.NET
15 27 (2.28%) PL/SQL
15 27 (2.28%) Clojure
16 24 (2.03%) Fortran
17 19 (1.60%) Bash Shell
18 15 (1.27%) VB
19 14 (1.18%) PHP
Qualifications
1 569 (48.02%) Degree
2 38 (3.21%) Security Cleared
3 30 (2.53%) ISEB
3 30 (2.53%) CIPD
4 24 (2.03%) SC Cleared
5 23 (1.94%) HND
6 21 (1.77%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 18 (1.52%) DV Cleared
8 13 (1.10%) MBA
9 9 (0.76%) CISMP
9 9 (0.76%) CISSP
9 9 (0.76%) CISM
10 8 (0.68%) Postgraduate
10 8 (0.68%) Sun Certification
11 6 (0.51%) HNC
12 5 (0.42%) PMI Certification
13 3 (0.25%) Chartered Engineer
13 3 (0.25%) SAS Certification
14 2 (0.17%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (1.27%) QA
2 9 (0.76%) PCI DSS
3 8 (0.68%) GLP
4 5 (0.42%) JTAG
5 3 (0.25%) Basel III
5 3 (0.25%) Data Quality
5 3 (0.25%) IAS 39
5 3 (0.25%) Basel II
6 2 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 2 (0.17%) CDISC
System Software
1 33 (2.78%) VMware Infrastructure
2 31 (2.62%) Active Directory
3 21 (1.77%) VMware ESX
3 21 (1.77%) VMware Workstation
4 9 (0.76%) XenApp
4 9 (0.76%) XenServer
5 1 (0.084%) Forefront TMG
5 1 (0.084%) vSphere
5 1 (0.084%) Platform Symphony
5 1 (0.084%) KVM
5 1 (0.084%) Xen
Systems Management
1 9 (0.76%) Backup Exec
2 8 (0.68%) HP Quality Center
3 7 (0.59%) YUM
3 7 (0.59%) Opscode Chef
4 4 (0.34%) Puppet
Vendors
1 141 (11.90%) Oracle
2 89 (7.51%) Microsoft
3 33 (2.78%) VMware
4 14 (1.18%) SunGard
5 13 (1.10%) EMC
6 10 (0.84%) Cisco
7 9 (0.76%) Veeam
7 9 (0.76%) Polycom
7 9 (0.76%) IronPort
7 9 (0.76%) HP
7 9 (0.76%) Citrix
8 8 (0.68%) TIBCO
8 8 (0.68%) Sun
9 6 (0.51%) ESRI
9 6 (0.51%) Tableau
10 5 (0.42%) IBM
11 4 (0.34%) Juniper
11 4 (0.34%) i2
11 4 (0.34%) Cognos
11 4 (0.34%) Sybase
London
Oho Group Ltd.
Salary: £24000 to £35000 per annum - excellent benefits and culture
Posted: 4 hours ago
London
Oliver Bernard
Salary: From £70,000 to £80,000 per annum Plus benefits
Posted: 5 hours ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Quant Capital
Salary: Up to £70,000 per annum
Posted: 8 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Quant Capital
Salary: Up to £75,000 per annum + benefits and bonus
Posted: 8 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
ECM Selection
Salary: £32k DoE + benefits
Posted: 8 hours ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £70000 per annum
Posted: 12 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
ECM Selection
Salary: to c£45,000 + Benefits
Posted: 13 hours ago
Maidenhead, Berkshire
Pharma Division
Salary: £000 - £1 per annum + Full Benefits Package
Posted: 14 hours ago
West London
Client Server
Salary: £40k to £45k + benefits
Posted: 14 hours ago
Central London / West End
Client Server
Salary: £70k to £100k (multiple roles) + bonus + benefits
Posted: 14 hours ago
City, London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £60000 to £70000 per annum - Benefits & Bonus
Posted: 16 hours ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £80000 per annum + Bonus+Benefits+Package
Posted: Yesterday
Central London / West End
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum + be - 20% bonus, trips, pens +
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Next Move IT
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Bloomberg LP
Salary: competitive + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
TEKsystems
Salary: £40000 - £65000 per annum + bonus and benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Oho Group Ltd.
Salary: £50000 to £125000 per annum - Excellent Benefits & Rewards + Non-
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Oho Group Ltd.
Salary: £40000 to £100000 per annum - Excellent Benefits and Environment
Posted: 3 days ago
London
IT Connections
Salary: £45,000 - £50,000
Posted: 3 days ago
Surbiton, Surrey
IT Connections
Salary: £30,000 to £35,000
Posted: 3 days ago