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 24 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
PhD
Rank 487 465 479
Rank change year-on-year
-22 +14
Permanent jobs citing PhD 466 502 490
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.42% 0.47% 0.43%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.52% 1.72% 1.52%
Number of salaries quoted 411 414 418
Average salary £47,500 £44,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.74% +4.70%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £80,000 £71,250
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
30716 29211 32279
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 27.80% 27.10% 28.33%
Number of salaries quoted 24600 23037 27108
Average salary £45,000 £42,750 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.26% +0.58%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £62,500 £66,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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 24 December 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 24 December 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 -23 447 £47,500 +5.55% 62
London -31 248 £50,000 - 13
South East +38 129 £42,500 +6.25% 14
Oxfordshire +21 48 £37,000 -7.50% 1
City of London -23 44 £52,500 -12.50% 4
Oxford +31 41 £43,750 +9.37% 1
Hampshire +5 33 £40,000 -11.11% 3
Surrey +7 32 £45,000 +50.00% 7
East of England -33 27 £35,000 -6.66% 28
South West +5 26 £45,000 -21.73%
Southampton +13 14 £36,250 -19.44% 2
Bristol +9 14 £30,000 -29.41%
Cambridge -8 14 £40,000 +6.66% 23
Cambridgeshire -16 14 £40,000 +6.66% 25
Winchester - 14 £45,000 -
Abingdon - 14 £30,000 -
Teddington +5 11 £40,000 -5.88%
Guildford -11 11 £45,000 +5.88% 3
North West -6 10 £27,500 -45.00% 2
Hertfordshire -23 10 £32,500 -13.33% 2
Gloucestershire - 10 £47,500 -
Scotland -10 9 £26,000 -5.45% 2
Newcastle upon Tyne -14 9 £40,000 -5.88%
North East -15 9 £40,000 -5.88% 1
Tyne and Wear -16 9 £40,000 -5.88%
Orpington 0 7 £40,000 -21.95%
Kent -2 7 £40,000 +3.22%
Edinburgh -8 7 £23,000 -
Sevenoaks - 7 £40,000 -
Sunderland -4 6 £37,500 -11.76%

PhD
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 December 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.

1 472 (48.46%) Degree
2 411 (42.20%) Computer Science
3 403 (41.38%) Java
4 381 (39.12%) C++
5 359 (36.86%) Software Engineering
6 354 (36.34%) Mathematics
7 259 (26.59%) Algorithms
8 244 (25.05%) SQL
9 242 (24.85%) Python
10 214 (21.97%) Physics
11 207 (21.25%) Finance
11 207 (21.25%) Agile Software Development
12 197 (20.23%) C#
13 194 (19.92%) OO
14 192 (19.71%) Linux
14 192 (19.71%) Analytics
15 166 (17.04%) R
16 157 (16.12%) C
17 135 (13.86%) Windows
18 130 (13.35%) Big Data
19 126 (12.94%) Statistics
20 118 (12.11%) Analytical Skills
21 114 (11.70%) MATLAB
22 111 (11.40%) Data Analysis
23 107 (10.99%) Oracle
24 105 (10.78%) .NET
25 103 (10.57%) JavaScript
26 102 (10.47%) Hadoop
27 85 (8.73%) Pharmaceutical
27 85 (8.73%) Machine Learning

PhD
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 76 (7.80%) SAS
2 29 (2.98%) MS Exchange
3 22 (2.26%) Apache Pig
4 13 (1.33%) Mule
5 10 (1.03%) Lync
5 10 (1.03%) Exchange Server 2007
6 7 (0.72%) Apache Spark
7 3 (0.31%) Node.js
7 3 (0.31%) Elasticsearch
7 3 (0.31%) Apache
7 3 (0.31%) ArcGIS
7 3 (0.31%) IBM HTTP Server
8 2 (0.21%) SharePoint
9 1 (0.10%) Tomcat
9 1 (0.10%) Oracle Coherence
9 1 (0.10%) CMS
Applications
1 59 (6.06%) MS Excel
2 50 (5.13%) SPSS
3 38 (3.90%) MS Office
4 28 (2.87%) MS PowerPoint
5 19 (1.95%) CPLEX
6 16 (1.64%) Weka
7 10 (1.03%) Mathematica
8 5 (0.51%) NASTRAN
9 4 (0.41%) Stata
10 3 (0.31%) Simulink
11 2 (0.21%) S-PLUS
12 1 (0.10%) MS Visio
12 1 (0.10%) Pro/ENGINEER
12 1 (0.10%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 4 (0.41%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (0.10%) Google Analytics
Cloud Services
1 8 (0.82%) Cloud Computing
2 6 (0.62%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (0.31%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (0.21%) SaaS
5 1 (0.10%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 27 (2.77%) SAN
2 18 (1.85%) Internet
2 18 (1.85%) TCP/IP
3 17 (1.75%) HTTP
4 12 (1.23%) Firewall
5 11 (1.13%) Wireless
6 10 (1.03%) VPN
6 10 (1.03%) DNS
6 10 (1.03%) VoIP
6 10 (1.03%) DHCP
6 10 (1.03%) Cisco ASA
7 6 (0.62%) Gigabit Ethernet
8 3 (0.31%) Ethernet
9 2 (0.21%) Bluetooth
9 2 (0.21%) 3G
9 2 (0.21%) DVB
9 2 (0.21%) TETRA
9 2 (0.21%) Wi-Fi
9 2 (0.21%) Software-Defined Radio
10 1 (0.10%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 130 (13.35%) Big Data
2 102 (10.47%) Hadoop
3 64 (6.57%) Data Mining
4 56 (5.75%) Relational Database
5 50 (5.13%) SQL Server
6 48 (4.93%) MySQL
7 31 (3.18%) NoSQL
8 30 (3.08%) MongoDB
9 27 (2.77%) Mahout
10 15 (1.54%) OLTP
11 13 (1.33%) Redis
11 13 (1.33%) SQL Server 2012
11 13 (1.33%) CouchDB
12 11 (1.13%) Apache Hive
13 9 (0.92%) SQL Server 2008
14 8 (0.82%) RDBMS
14 8 (0.82%) Base SAS
15 7 (0.72%) SAS Enterprise Miner
15 7 (0.72%) Apache Cassandra
16 6 (0.62%) HBase
Development Applications
1 36 (3.70%) Eclipse
2 30 (3.08%) Git (software)
3 22 (2.26%) Maven
4 17 (1.75%) Jenkins
5 16 (1.64%) YourKit
6 12 (1.23%) Gradle
6 12 (1.23%) Subversion
7 11 (1.13%) Selenium
8 10 (1.03%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 10 (1.03%) QuickTest Pro
8 10 (1.03%) JMeter
8 10 (1.03%) JUnit
8 10 (1.03%) Visual Studio
9 6 (0.62%) Ant
9 6 (0.62%) Mercurial
10 5 (0.51%) Jasmine
11 4 (0.41%) JIRA
12 3 (0.31%) Webistrano
12 3 (0.31%) Grunt
13 2 (0.21%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 207 (21.25%) Finance
2 85 (8.73%) Pharmaceutical
3 57 (5.85%) Banking
4 41 (4.21%) Games
5 36 (3.70%) Electronics
6 34 (3.49%) Retail
7 28 (2.87%) Financial Institution
8 27 (2.77%) Front Office
9 22 (2.26%) Marketing
10 17 (1.75%) Telecoms
11 16 (1.64%) Manufacturing
12 13 (1.33%) Aerospace
13 11 (1.13%) Investment Banking
14 9 (0.92%) Legal
15 7 (0.72%) Back Office
16 6 (0.62%) Law
16 6 (0.62%) Advertising
17 4 (0.41%) Military
18 2 (0.21%) French Language
18 2 (0.21%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 381 (39.12%) Developer
2 170 (17.45%) Software Engineer
3 140 (14.37%) Java Developer
4 111 (11.40%) Data Scientist
5 107 (10.99%) Software Developer
6 104 (10.68%) Analyst
7 88 (9.03%) Graduate
8 62 (6.37%) C# Developer
9 48 (4.93%) C# .NET Developer
10 45 (4.62%) C++ Developer
10 45 (4.62%) Junior
10 45 (4.62%) Senior Developer
11 43 (4.41%) Consultant
12 35 (3.59%) Junior Developer
13 34 (3.49%) Data Analyst
14 33 (3.39%) C++ Software Engineer
15 31 (3.18%) Senior Java Developer
16 30 (3.08%) Research Engineer
17 29 (2.98%) Research Scientist
18 26 (2.67%) Java Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 105 (10.78%) .NET
2 68 (6.98%) HTML
3 52 (5.34%) jQuery
4 47 (4.83%) CSS
5 46 (4.72%) Web Services
6 41 (4.21%) XML
7 39 (4.00%) HTML5
8 38 (3.90%) ASP.NET
9 37 (3.80%) Spring
10 34 (3.49%) J2EE
10 34 (3.49%) REST
11 31 (3.18%) Hibernate
12 27 (2.77%) Swing
13 26 (2.67%) JSON
13 26 (2.67%) Cascading
14 25 (2.57%) CSS3
15 22 (2.26%) WinForms
16 20 (2.05%) Java SE
16 20 (2.05%) WPF
17 19 (1.95%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 411 (42.20%) Computer Science
2 354 (36.34%) Mathematics
3 259 (26.59%) Algorithms
4 214 (21.97%) Physics
5 126 (12.94%) Statistics
6 118 (12.11%) Analytical Skills
7 75 (7.70%) Chemistry
8 73 (7.49%) Visualisation
9 61 (6.26%) Life Science
10 58 (5.95%) Hedge funds
11 54 (5.54%) Artificial Intelligence
12 44 (4.52%) Biology
13 40 (4.11%) Economics
14 38 (3.90%) Data Structures
15 35 (3.59%) Biotechnology
16 33 (3.39%) Applied Mathematics
17 29 (2.98%) 3D Graphics
18 28 (2.87%) Open Source
19 26 (2.67%) BBC
20 25 (2.57%) iDTV
Operating Systems
1 192 (19.71%) Linux
2 135 (13.86%) Windows
3 40 (4.11%) UNIX
4 21 (2.16%) Windows Server 2008
5 20 (2.05%) Windows 7
6 16 (1.64%) Solaris
7 14 (1.44%) Mac OS X
8 12 (1.23%) Android
9 11 (1.13%) Windows XP
9 11 (1.13%) Windows Server 2003
10 10 (1.03%) Windows 8
11 6 (0.62%) AIX
12 4 (0.41%) Apple iOS
13 2 (0.21%) Debian
13 2 (0.21%) Ubuntu
14 1 (0.10%) Embedded Linux
14 1 (0.10%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 359 (36.86%) Software Engineering
2 207 (21.25%) Agile Software Development
3 194 (19.92%) OO
4 192 (19.71%) Analytics
5 111 (11.40%) Data Analysis
6 85 (8.73%) Machine Learning
7 78 (8.01%) OOD
8 74 (7.60%) TDD
9 72 (7.39%) Multithreading
10 55 (5.65%) Bioinformatics
11 54 (5.54%) Bayesian Methods
12 53 (5.44%) Statistical Modelling
13 49 (5.03%) Information Security
13 49 (5.03%) Signal Processing
14 48 (4.93%) MapReduce
15 47 (4.83%) Continuous Integration
16 43 (4.41%) Web Development
17 42 (4.31%) Scrum
18 38 (3.90%) Econometrics
19 37 (3.80%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 403 (41.38%) Java
2 381 (39.12%) C++
3 244 (25.05%) SQL
4 242 (24.85%) Python
5 197 (20.23%) C#
6 166 (17.04%) R
7 157 (16.12%) C
8 114 (11.70%) MATLAB
9 103 (10.57%) JavaScript
10 72 (7.39%) Perl
11 69 (7.08%) Scala
12 36 (3.70%) PL/SQL
13 32 (3.29%) Fortran
14 29 (2.98%) Ruby
15 26 (2.67%) PowerShell
16 22 (2.26%) VB.NET
17 17 (1.75%) Clojure
18 14 (1.44%) Assembly Language
19 12 (1.23%) VB
20 9 (0.92%) VBA
Qualifications
1 472 (48.46%) Degree
2 29 (2.98%) HND
3 25 (2.57%) Security Cleared
4 23 (2.36%) HNC
4 23 (2.36%) CIPD
5 16 (1.64%) SC Cleared
6 15 (1.54%) ISEB
7 12 (1.23%) CISSP
7 12 (1.23%) CISMP
7 12 (1.23%) CISM
8 11 (1.13%) DV Cleared
8 11 (1.13%) Microsoft Certification
9 9 (0.92%) MBA
10 7 (0.72%) PMI Certification
11 6 (0.62%) Postgraduate
12 4 (0.41%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 3 (0.31%) Chartered Engineer
14 1 (0.10%) SAS Certification
14 1 (0.10%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (1.64%) QA
2 12 (1.23%) PCI DSS
3 10 (1.03%) GLP
4 4 (0.41%) ISO 9001
5 3 (0.31%) Data Quality
6 2 (0.21%) GMP
6 2 (0.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 2 (0.21%) JTAG
7 1 (0.10%) DO-178B
7 1 (0.10%) Basel III
7 1 (0.10%) Basel II
7 1 (0.10%) IAS 39
System Software
1 31 (3.18%) VMware Infrastructure
2 30 (3.08%) Active Directory
3 19 (1.95%) VMware ESX
3 19 (1.95%) VMware Workstation
4 10 (1.03%) XenApp
4 10 (1.03%) XenServer
5 4 (0.41%) Firmware
6 1 (0.10%) vSphere
6 1 (0.10%) Forefront TMG
6 1 (0.10%) Platform Symphony
Systems Management
1 13 (1.33%) yum
1 13 (1.33%) Opscode Chef
2 10 (1.03%) Backup Exec
2 10 (1.03%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (0.21%) Puppet
Vendors
1 107 (10.99%) Oracle
2 83 (8.52%) Microsoft
3 31 (3.18%) VMware
4 11 (1.13%) Cisco
5 10 (1.03%) HP
5 10 (1.03%) EMC
5 10 (1.03%) Citrix
5 10 (1.03%) IronPort
5 10 (1.03%) Polycom
5 10 (1.03%) Veeam
6 9 (0.92%) Google
7 8 (0.82%) ESRI
8 7 (0.72%) Intel
9 5 (0.51%) IBM
9 5 (0.51%) TIBCO
9 5 (0.51%) Juniper
9 5 (0.51%) i2
9 5 (0.51%) Greenplum
9 5 (0.51%) Hortonworks
9 5 (0.51%) Cloudera
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
IT Connections Ltd
Posted: 2 days ago
Durham, County Durham
IT Connections
Salary: £20,000 to £30,000
Posted: 2 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
IT Connections
Salary: £25,000 to £35,000
Posted: 2 days ago
Kendal, Cumbria
Saxon Recruitment Solutions
Salary: £35000 - £43000 per annum + Bonus & Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Yoh Company
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Softweb Resourcing Limited
Salary: From £25,000 to £45,000 per annum Best Training + Stock Options + More
Posted: 4 days ago
UK
Premier Engineering
Salary: £20000 - £40000 per annum + benifits (car etc)
Posted: 4 days ago
London
DataSciences Consulting
Salary: Bonus
Posted: 4 days ago
Scotland
ECM Selection
Salary: to £60k + excellent benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Cambridgeshire
Optimus Search
Salary: £70000 - £90000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Suffolk
Optimus Search
Salary: £60000 - £80000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
UK
ECM Selection
Salary: Over £35k package in first year
Posted: 6 days ago
UK
ECM Selection
Salary: £25k base, £36k total package
Posted: 6 days ago
Surrey
Nuffield Health
Posted: 6 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
ECM Selection
Salary: to £40k DOE
Posted: 6 days ago
Central London / West End
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum + be - 20% bonus, trips, pens +
Posted: 6 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
ENTERPRISE RECRUITMENT LTD
Salary: £28000 to £35000 per annum - extensive - see ad
Posted: 8 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Westbourne Partners
Salary: Unspecified
Posted: 9 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
ECM Selection
Salary: £Excellent (DOE) + Benefits
Posted: 9 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
ECM Selection
Salary: £Excellent (DOE) + Benefits
Posted: 9 days ago