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 27 February 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
PhD
Rank 494 457 477
Rank change year-on-year
-37 +20
Permanent jobs citing PhD 451 540 460
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.42% 0.51% 0.43%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.44% 1.88% 1.53%
Number of salaries quoted 390 445 399
Average salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.11% -1.09%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,000 £30,000 £31,500
10% offered a salary of more than £85,000 £80,000 £85,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £42,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
-4.76% +9.09%

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
31391 28720 30137
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 29.33% 27.26% 28.12%
Number of salaries quoted 24987 22543 24799
Average salary £45,000 £43,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.44% +2.35%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £62,500 £65,000
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 27 February 2015 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 27 February 2015. 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
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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 -46 442 £50,000 +7.52% 66
London +4 290 £55,000 +4.76% 28
South East -28 90 £41,250 -2.94% 15
City of London -6 56 £60,000 +9.09% 6
Oxfordshire -17 28 £35,000 -26.31% 1
Surrey 0 26 £42,500 +30.76% 9
Oxford -4 26 £40,000 -15.78% 1
Hampshire -2 23 £40,000 -11.11% 3
East of England -25 21 £40,000 - 15
Southampton -16 15 £32,500 -27.77% 3
Cambridgeshire -24 15 £40,000 - 14
Newcastle upon Tyne -11 13 £30,000 -29.41% 1
North East -12 13 £30,000 -29.41% 2
Tyne and Wear -14 13 £30,000 -29.41% 2
South West -16 13 £40,000 -13.97%
Cambridge -26 12 £40,000 - 14
Sunderland -1 11 £50,000 +17.64%
Teddington +1 10 £35,000 -22.22%
Abingdon -5 10 £33,750 +3.84%
Guildford +7 7 £41,250 +10.00% 7
Berkshire +6 6 £52,500 +133.33% 1
Hertfordshire -3 6 £42,500 +70.00% 1
West Midlands -14 6 - -
Middlesex - 6 £70,500 -
Gloucestershire +1 5 £50,000 +17.64%
North West -4 5 £39,000 -8.23% 4
Bristol -14 5 £35,000 -24.73%
Birmingham - 5 - -
Cheltenham -7 4 £50,000 +17.64%
Kingston Upon Thames -7 4 £35,000 -

PhD
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, 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.

1 428 (45.97%) Degree
2 378 (40.60%) Computer Science
3 365 (39.21%) C++
4 350 (37.59%) Software Engineering
5 333 (35.77%) Java
6 325 (34.91%) Mathematics
7 285 (30.61%) Algorithms
8 263 (28.25%) Python
9 239 (25.67%) Analytics
10 236 (25.35%) SQL
11 221 (23.74%) Finance
12 192 (20.62%) C#
13 190 (20.41%) R
14 186 (19.98%) Physics
15 171 (18.37%) Linux
16 166 (17.83%) Agile Software Development
17 165 (17.72%) C
18 156 (16.76%) OO
19 155 (16.65%) Big Data
20 139 (14.93%) Data Analysis
21 137 (14.72%) Statistics
22 119 (12.78%) Analytical Skills
23 118 (12.67%) Windows
24 114 (12.24%) Machine Learning
25 105 (11.28%) MATLAB
26 101 (10.85%) Hadoop
27 99 (10.63%) Data Mining
28 96 (10.31%) Visualisation
29 90 (9.67%) SAS
30 89 (9.56%) .NET

PhD
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, 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 90 (9.67%) SAS
2 24 (2.58%) MS Exchange
2 24 (2.58%) Apache Pig
3 13 (1.40%) Apache Spark
4 7 (0.75%) Node.js
5 6 (0.64%) Lync
5 6 (0.64%) Exchange Server 2007
5 6 (0.64%) Mule
6 4 (0.43%) Elasticsearch
7 2 (0.21%) ArcGIS
8 1 (0.11%) CMS
8 1 (0.11%) IBM HTTP Server
8 1 (0.11%) WordPress
8 1 (0.11%) Apache
8 1 (0.11%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.11%) SharePoint
Applications
1 58 (6.23%) SPSS
2 47 (5.05%) MS Excel
3 33 (3.54%) MS Office
4 29 (3.11%) Weka
5 13 (1.40%) MS PowerPoint
6 12 (1.29%) CPLEX
7 8 (0.86%) Stata
8 7 (0.75%) Mathematica
9 4 (0.43%) NASTRAN
10 3 (0.32%) S-PLUS
11 1 (0.11%) MS Visio
11 1 (0.11%) Pro/ENGINEER
11 1 (0.11%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 9 (0.97%) Google Analytics
2 3 (0.32%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 8 (0.86%) Cloud Computing
2 3 (0.32%) Amazon EC2
2 3 (0.32%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (0.21%) GitHub
3 2 (0.21%) Amazon EMR
Communications & Networking
1 15 (1.61%) TCP/IP
2 12 (1.29%) SAN
2 12 (1.29%) Wireless
3 10 (1.07%) HTTP
4 8 (0.86%) Firewall
5 6 (0.64%) Internet
5 6 (0.64%) VPN
5 6 (0.64%) DNS
5 6 (0.64%) VoIP
5 6 (0.64%) DHCP
5 6 (0.64%) Gigabit Ethernet
5 6 (0.64%) Cisco ASA
6 4 (0.43%) Ethernet
6 4 (0.43%) Broadband
7 3 (0.32%) Bluetooth
7 3 (0.32%) 3G
7 3 (0.32%) Wi-Fi
8 2 (0.21%) DVB
9 1 (0.11%) TETRA
9 1 (0.11%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 155 (16.65%) Big Data
2 101 (10.85%) Hadoop
3 99 (10.63%) Data Mining
4 42 (4.51%) NoSQL
5 39 (4.19%) Relational Database
6 38 (4.08%) SQL Server
7 31 (3.33%) Mahout
8 25 (2.69%) MongoDB
8 25 (2.69%) MySQL
9 20 (2.15%) Apache Hive
10 14 (1.50%) Base SAS
11 13 (1.40%) SAS Enterprise Miner
12 12 (1.29%) SQL Server 2012
12 12 (1.29%) OLTP
13 10 (1.07%) SAS Enterprise Guide
13 10 (1.07%) SAS Data Integration Studio
14 9 (0.97%) Apache Cassandra
15 8 (0.86%) HBase
15 8 (0.86%) Redis
15 8 (0.86%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 20 (2.15%) Eclipse
2 16 (1.72%) Visual Studio
2 16 (1.72%) Git (software)
3 9 (0.97%) JUnit
3 9 (0.97%) Maven
4 8 (0.86%) QuickTest Pro
4 8 (0.86%) JMeter
4 8 (0.86%) Subversion
4 8 (0.86%) Selenium
4 8 (0.86%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 8 (0.86%) Jenkins
5 6 (0.64%) Gradle
5 6 (0.64%) YourKit
5 6 (0.64%) JIRA
6 5 (0.54%) Mercurial
7 2 (0.21%) Grunt
7 2 (0.21%) Rational DOORS
8 1 (0.11%) Eclipse RCP
8 1 (0.11%) Team Foundation Server
8 1 (0.11%) Moq
General
1 221 (23.74%) Finance
2 63 (6.77%) Banking
3 48 (5.16%) Pharmaceutical
3 48 (5.16%) Marketing
4 41 (4.40%) Games
5 32 (3.44%) Front Office
6 26 (2.79%) Retail
7 21 (2.26%) Electronics
8 20 (2.15%) Financial Institution
9 16 (1.72%) Telecoms
10 13 (1.40%) Manufacturing
11 12 (1.29%) Aerospace
12 7 (0.75%) Back Office
13 6 (0.64%) Law
13 6 (0.64%) Legal
13 6 (0.64%) Investment Banking
14 3 (0.32%) Wholesale Banking
14 3 (0.32%) Retail Banking
14 3 (0.32%) French Language
14 3 (0.32%) Japanese Language
Job Titles
1 301 (32.33%) Developer
2 184 (19.76%) Software Engineer
3 142 (15.25%) Data Scientist
4 105 (11.28%) Analyst
5 89 (9.56%) Java Developer
6 82 (8.81%) Software Developer
7 68 (7.30%) C# Developer
8 63 (6.77%) Graduate
9 55 (5.91%) C# .NET Developer
10 50 (5.37%) Junior
11 41 (4.40%) C++ Developer
12 40 (4.30%) C++ Software Engineer
13 36 (3.87%) Junior Developer
14 35 (3.76%) Senior Developer
15 34 (3.65%) Consultant
15 34 (3.65%) Data Analyst
16 31 (3.33%) Research Engineer
17 28 (3.01%) Senior Software Engineer
18 26 (2.79%) Python Developer
19 25 (2.69%) Quantitative Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 89 (9.56%) .NET
2 35 (3.76%) ASP.NET
3 34 (3.65%) jQuery
4 32 (3.44%) HTML
5 29 (3.11%) Cascading
6 26 (2.79%) J2EE
7 25 (2.69%) Web Services
8 23 (2.47%) HTML5
9 22 (2.36%) WPF
9 22 (2.36%) CSS
9 22 (2.36%) Pandas
10 20 (2.15%) XML
11 19 (2.04%) WinForms
12 18 (1.93%) Spring
12 18 (1.93%) Software Packaging
12 18 (1.93%) WCF
12 18 (1.93%) SciPy
12 18 (1.93%) NumPy
13 16 (1.72%) OpenGL
14 15 (1.61%) Boost C++ Libraries
Miscellaneous
1 378 (40.60%) Computer Science
2 325 (34.91%) Mathematics
3 285 (30.61%) Algorithms
4 186 (19.98%) Physics
5 137 (14.72%) Statistics
6 119 (12.78%) Analytical Skills
7 96 (10.31%) Visualisation
8 77 (8.27%) Artificial Intelligence
9 60 (6.44%) Hedge funds
10 52 (5.59%) Chemistry
11 45 (4.83%) Data Structures
12 37 (3.97%) Life Science
13 36 (3.87%) Open Source
14 31 (3.33%) Economics
15 29 (3.11%) 3D Graphics
16 26 (2.79%) Applied Mathematics
17 24 (2.58%) BBC
18 23 (2.47%) iDTV
19 20 (2.15%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
19 20 (2.15%) Informatics
Operating Systems
1 171 (18.37%) Linux
2 118 (12.67%) Windows
3 39 (4.19%) UNIX
4 19 (2.04%) Windows Server 2008
4 19 (2.04%) Windows 7
5 16 (1.72%) Android
6 11 (1.18%) Solaris
7 10 (1.07%) Mac OS X
8 7 (0.75%) Windows XP
8 7 (0.75%) Windows Server 2003
9 6 (0.64%) Windows 8
10 3 (0.32%) Apple iOS
10 3 (0.32%) AIX
11 2 (0.21%) Embedded Linux
12 1 (0.11%) VxWorks
12 1 (0.11%) Mac OS
12 1 (0.11%) Windows CE
Processes & Methodologies
1 350 (37.59%) Software Engineering
2 239 (25.67%) Analytics
3 166 (17.83%) Agile Software Development
4 156 (16.76%) OO
5 139 (14.93%) Data Analysis
6 114 (12.24%) Machine Learning
7 77 (8.27%) Statistical Modelling
8 72 (7.73%) OOD
9 55 (5.91%) Multithreading
9 55 (5.91%) Bayesian Methods
10 52 (5.59%) MapReduce
11 43 (4.62%) Signal Processing
12 39 (4.19%) Business Intelligence
13 38 (4.08%) Scrum
14 36 (3.87%) TDD
15 35 (3.76%) Web Development
15 35 (3.76%) Econometrics
16 33 (3.54%) Project Management
16 33 (3.54%) Data Modelling
16 33 (3.54%) Image Processing
Programming Languages
1 365 (39.21%) C++
2 333 (35.77%) Java
3 263 (28.25%) Python
4 236 (25.35%) SQL
5 192 (20.62%) C#
6 190 (20.41%) R
7 165 (17.72%) C
8 105 (11.28%) MATLAB
9 82 (8.81%) JavaScript
10 65 (6.98%) Perl
11 59 (6.34%) Scala
12 37 (3.97%) Fortran
13 32 (3.44%) Ruby
14 29 (3.11%) PL/SQL
15 18 (1.93%) PowerShell
16 16 (1.72%) VBA
17 15 (1.61%) Clojure
18 12 (1.29%) T-SQL
19 9 (0.97%) VB.NET
19 9 (0.97%) Assembly Language
Qualifications
1 428 (45.97%) Degree
2 29 (3.11%) HNC
3 28 (3.01%) HND
4 15 (1.61%) Security Cleared
5 14 (1.50%) VCP4
5 14 (1.50%) Microsoft Certification
6 12 (1.29%) CISSP
7 11 (1.18%) CISM
7 11 (1.18%) CISMP
8 10 (1.07%) MBA
9 9 (0.97%) SC Cleared
10 8 (0.86%) CIPD
10 8 (0.86%) ISEB
11 4 (0.43%) DV Cleared
11 4 (0.43%) PMI Certification
12 3 (0.32%) Postgraduate
13 1 (0.11%) SAS Certification
13 1 (0.11%) PMP
13 1 (0.11%) Chartered Engineer
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (1.18%) QA
1 11 (1.18%) PCI DSS
2 8 (0.86%) GLP
3 4 (0.43%) ISO 9001
4 2 (0.21%) GMP
4 2 (0.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.11%) Basel II
5 1 (0.11%) DO-178B
System Software
1 25 (2.69%) VMware Infrastructure
2 24 (2.58%) Active Directory
3 18 (1.93%) VMware ESX
3 18 (1.93%) VMware Workstation
4 10 (1.07%) Firmware
5 6 (0.64%) XenApp
5 6 (0.64%) XenServer
6 1 (0.11%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 8 (0.86%) HP Quality Center
2 6 (0.64%) yum
2 6 (0.64%) Opscode Chef
2 6 (0.64%) Backup Exec
3 1 (0.11%) OPNET
Vendors
1 77 (8.27%) Oracle
2 73 (7.84%) Microsoft
3 25 (2.69%) VMware
4 20 (2.15%) Google
5 14 (1.50%) Tableau
6 9 (0.97%) ESRI
7 8 (0.86%) EMC
8 7 (0.75%) Intel
8 7 (0.75%) Greenplum
8 7 (0.75%) Hortonworks
8 7 (0.75%) Cloudera
9 6 (0.64%) HP
9 6 (0.64%) IronPort
9 6 (0.64%) Polycom
9 6 (0.64%) Veeam
9 6 (0.64%) Teradata
9 6 (0.64%) Citrix
9 6 (0.64%) i2
9 6 (0.64%) Cisco
9 6 (0.64%) Business Objects
Gateshead, Tyne and Wear
IT Connections
Salary: £25,000 to £35,000
Posted: 15 hours ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
IT Connections
Salary: £45,000 to £55,000
Posted: 15 hours ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £60000 - £85000 per annum + Bonus + benefits + training
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Softweb Resourcing Limited
Salary: From £25,000 to £50,000 per annum Best Training + Stock Options + More
Posted: Yesterday
London
Westbourne Partners
Salary: From £50,000 to £90,000 per annum Level of salary really dependent on
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
IT Connections
Salary: £25,000 to £35,000
Posted: Yesterday
UK
Consulting Point
Salary: £38000 - £110000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Salt
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum + share options
Posted: 2 days ago
Barnoldswick, Lancashire
The SmartList
Salary: £30k+ depending on experience
Posted: 3 days ago
Central London / West End
Client Server
Salary: £90k to £100k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
ENTERPRISE RECRUITMENT LTD
Salary: £28000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Surrey
ECM Selection
Salary: £Excellent + top benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Westbourne Partners
Salary: From £70,000 to £100,000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
ECM Selection
Salary: to £50k + excellent benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
ECM Selection
Salary: £30k - £80k DOE
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Ability Resourcing
Salary: £55000 - £75000 per annum + options - benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Aerotek
Posted: 4 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Aerotek
Salary: bonus + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
ECM Selection
Salary: to £45k package (DOE)
Posted: 4 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Computer People
Salary: £30000.00 - £50000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago