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 25 August 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
25 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
PhD
Rank 408 560 513
Rank change year-on-year
+152 -47
Permanent jobs citing PhD 672 467 585
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.69% 0.43% 0.50%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.62% 1.55% 1.84%
Number of salaries quoted 586 405 501
Median salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+5.26% -
90% offered a salary of more than £30,300 £28,500 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £85,000 £85,000 £80,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £40,000 £42,000
% change year-on-year
- -4.76%

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
25697 30151 31845
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 26.30% 27.48% 27.17%
Number of salaries quoted 20848 24258 24645
Median salary £47,500 £45,000 £44,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% +2.27%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year
- +2.40%

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 25 August 2016 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 25 August 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 +135 648 £50,000 +5.26% 89
London +83 365 £57,500 -4.16% 39
South East +90 120 £47,500 +18.75% 12
East of England +42 65 £40,000 - 29
Oxfordshire +35 58 £57,500 +27.77% 3
Cambridge +38 51 £65,000 +13.04% 28
Cambridgeshire +36 51 £65,000 +30.00% 28
Oxford +34 48 £57,500 +43.75% 1
City of London +46 45 £70,000 +7.69% 10
South West +42 38 £50,000 +21.21% 1
North West +51 37 £40,000 +14.28% 5
Manchester +26 33 £40,000 +14.28% 4
East Midlands +10 24 £40,000 - 1
Hampshire +16 19 £50,000 +53.84% 4
Exeter - 17 £50,000 -
Devon - 17 £50,000 -
Surrey +35 16 £35,500 -17.44% 2
Northamptonshire +17 15 £36,000 -10.00%
Northampton +16 13 £36,000 -10.00%
Scotland +21 12 £47,500 -36.66% 2
Edinburgh +14 12 £47,500 -36.66% 2
Southampton -1 11 £55,000 +69.23% 3
West Midlands -2 11 £37,500 -6.25% 1
Bedfordshire +29 10 £36,000 -10.00%
Bedford +20 10 £36,000 -10.00%
Kingston Upon Thames - 10 £37,500 -
Bristol +16 8 £45,000 +20.00%
Buckinghamshire +15 8 £35,000 -12.50%
West Sussex +1 8 £27,500 -21.42%
Leicestershire -3 8 £40,000 -

PhD
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 August 2016, 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.

1 670 (50.41%) Degree
2 617 (46.43%) Computer Science
3 572 (43.04%) Python
4 543 (40.86%) C++
5 519 (39.05%) Mathematics
6 509 (38.30%) Machine Learning
7 467 (35.14%) Java
8 386 (29.04%) Analytics
9 363 (27.31%) Algorithms
10 344 (25.88%) Software Engineering
11 314 (23.63%) Finance
12 312 (23.48%) SQL
13 305 (22.95%) Physics
14 301 (22.65%) Big Data
15 292 (21.97%) R
16 262 (19.71%) Analytical Skills
17 252 (18.96%) Statistics
18 236 (17.76%) MATLAB
19 205 (15.43%) C#
20 204 (15.35%) Hadoop
21 177 (13.32%) C
22 175 (13.17%) Agile Software Development
23 172 (12.94%) Apache Spark
24 167 (12.57%) Data Analytics
24 167 (12.57%) Data Mining
25 141 (10.61%) OO
26 135 (10.16%) .NET
26 135 (10.16%) Visualisation
27 131 (9.86%) Scala
28 123 (9.26%) Linux

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
1 172 (12.94%) Apache Spark
2 108 (8.13%) SAS
3 60 (4.51%) Apache Pig
4 40 (3.01%) Apache
5 15 (1.13%) Elasticsearch
6 10 (0.75%) CMS
7 9 (0.68%) Exchange Server 2007
7 9 (0.68%) MS Exchange
7 9 (0.68%) Skype for Business
8 8 (0.60%) Confluence
8 8 (0.60%) IIS
9 2 (0.15%) Apache Solr
10 1 (0.075%) Drupal
10 1 (0.075%) SharePoint
10 1 (0.075%) WordPress
Applications
1 60 (4.51%) SPSS
2 41 (3.09%) MS Excel
3 22 (1.66%) MS Office
4 16 (1.20%) GNU Octave
5 13 (0.98%) S-PLUS
6 7 (0.53%) Mathematica
7 6 (0.45%) MS PowerPoint
8 4 (0.30%) MS Visio
8 4 (0.30%) Spreadsheet
8 4 (0.30%) Weka
9 3 (0.23%) Gephi
10 2 (0.15%) CPLEX
10 2 (0.15%) Maple
10 2 (0.15%) MS Project
10 2 (0.15%) SOLIDWORKS
10 2 (0.15%) Stata
11 1 (0.075%) AutoCAD
11 1 (0.075%) Photoshop
11 1 (0.075%) PTC Creo
Business Applications
1 25 (1.88%) SAP FS
2 6 (0.45%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 4 (0.30%) Oracle ERP
3 4 (0.30%) SystmOne
4 2 (0.15%) Primavera
5 1 (0.075%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 64 (4.82%) Amazon AWS
2 31 (2.33%) Microsoft Azure
3 22 (1.66%) GitHub
4 15 (1.13%) Amazon EC2
4 15 (1.13%) Amazon S3
4 15 (1.13%) SaaS
5 13 (0.98%) Amazon EMR
6 9 (0.68%) Cloud Computing
7 7 (0.53%) Google Cloud Platform
8 5 (0.38%) IBM Cloud
9 4 (0.30%) iTunes
10 3 (0.23%) Heroku
11 1 (0.075%) Amazon ElastiCache
11 1 (0.075%) Google Analytics
11 1 (0.075%) IaaS
11 1 (0.075%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 40 (3.01%) TCP/IP
2 24 (1.81%) HTTP
3 18 (1.35%) Wireless
4 14 (1.05%) Ethernet
4 14 (1.05%) SAN
5 12 (0.90%) Internet
6 10 (0.75%) DNS
6 10 (0.75%) Firewall
7 9 (0.68%) Cisco ASA
7 9 (0.68%) DHCP
7 9 (0.68%) VoIP
7 9 (0.68%) VPN
8 8 (0.60%) HTTPS
8 8 (0.60%) SNMP
9 7 (0.53%) Bluetooth
10 6 (0.45%) Wi-Fi
11 4 (0.30%) Broadband
11 4 (0.30%) NAS
11 4 (0.30%) RS-232
11 4 (0.30%) RS-485
Database & Business Intelligence
1 301 (22.65%) Big Data
2 204 (15.35%) Hadoop
3 167 (12.57%) Data Mining
4 115 (8.65%) NoSQL
5 95 (7.15%) Apache Hive
6 69 (5.19%) Apache Cassandra
7 58 (4.36%) MongoDB
8 54 (4.06%) SQL Server
9 46 (3.46%) MySQL
10 41 (3.09%) Relational Database
11 36 (2.71%) PostgreSQL
12 28 (2.11%) Neo4j
13 23 (1.73%) Impala
14 22 (1.66%) GIS
15 19 (1.43%) Data Warehouse
16 16 (1.20%) Mahout
16 16 (1.20%) QlikView
17 12 (0.90%) Redis
18 11 (0.83%) RDBMS
19 9 (0.68%) OLTP
Development Applications
1 58 (4.36%) Git (software)
2 28 (2.11%) Jenkins
3 24 (1.81%) Vagrant
4 14 (1.05%) Subversion
5 13 (0.98%) Visual Studio
5 13 (0.98%) Yeoman
6 10 (0.75%) LabVIEW
7 8 (0.60%) Bitbucket
7 8 (0.60%) JIRA
7 8 (0.60%) Octopus Deploy
7 8 (0.60%) TeamCity
8 6 (0.45%) Eclipse
8 6 (0.45%) Talend Open Studio
9 5 (0.38%) Maven
10 4 (0.30%) GDB
10 4 (0.30%) Team Foundation Server
10 4 (0.30%) Valgrind
11 3 (0.23%) Mercurial
12 1 (0.075%) Fiddler
12 1 (0.075%) Metasploit
General
1 314 (23.63%) Finance
2 115 (8.65%) Telecoms
3 103 (7.75%) Banking
4 77 (5.79%) Marketing
5 70 (5.27%) Games
6 62 (4.67%) Manufacturing
7 53 (3.99%) Retail
8 47 (3.54%) Electronics
8 47 (3.54%) Pharmaceutical
9 46 (3.46%) Front Office
10 26 (1.96%) Billing
10 26 (1.96%) Publishing
11 19 (1.43%) Aerospace
12 13 (0.98%) Investment Banking
13 10 (0.75%) Advertising
14 9 (0.68%) Law
15 6 (0.45%) Automotive
16 5 (0.38%) Avionics
16 5 (0.38%) Back Office
16 5 (0.38%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 347 (26.11%) Developer
2 289 (21.75%) Data Scientist
3 175 (13.17%) Software Engineer
4 127 (9.56%) Java Developer
5 117 (8.80%) Analyst
6 99 (7.45%) C++ Developer
7 88 (6.62%) Software Developer
8 84 (6.32%) Graduate
9 83 (6.25%) Senior Data Scientist
10 73 (5.49%) Machine Learning Scientist
11 59 (4.44%) C++ Software Engineer
12 53 (3.99%) Computer Engineer
12 53 (3.99%) Computer Vision Engineer
13 50 (3.76%) Senior Developer
14 49 (3.69%) Machine Learning Engineer
15 48 (3.61%) C# Developer
16 45 (3.39%) Consultant
16 45 (3.39%) Java Engineer
17 43 (3.24%) Junior
18 42 (3.16%) Graduate Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 135 (10.16%) .NET
2 93 (7.00%) Natural Language Processing
3 78 (5.87%) HTML
4 61 (4.59%) CSS
5 56 (4.21%) NumPy
6 51 (3.84%) SciPy
7 50 (3.76%) STL
7 50 (3.76%) XML
8 49 (3.69%) Boost C++ Libraries
9 47 (3.54%) Kafka
10 43 (3.24%) ASP.NET
11 40 (3.01%) OpenGL
12 38 (2.86%) AngularJS
13 36 (2.71%) scikit-learn
14 34 (2.56%) Web Services
15 33 (2.48%) HTML5
15 33 (2.48%) OpenCV
16 32 (2.41%) J2SE
17 31 (2.33%) D3.js
17 31 (2.33%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 617 (46.43%) Computer Science
2 519 (39.05%) Mathematics
3 363 (27.31%) Algorithms
4 305 (22.95%) Physics
5 262 (19.71%) Analytical Skills
6 252 (18.96%) Statistics
7 135 (10.16%) Visualisation
8 105 (7.90%) Artificial Intelligence
9 51 (3.84%) Neural Network
10 49 (3.69%) Fintech
11 46 (3.46%) Hedge funds
12 35 (2.63%) Applied Mathematics
13 34 (2.56%) 3D Graphics
14 31 (2.33%) Life Science
15 30 (2.26%) Credit Risk
15 30 (2.26%) Enterprise Software
16 27 (2.03%) Augmented Reality
16 27 (2.03%) CUDA
17 25 (1.88%) User Experience
18 24 (1.81%) Chemistry
Operating Systems
1 123 (9.26%) Linux
2 91 (6.85%) Windows
3 45 (3.39%) Unix
4 43 (3.24%) Android
5 35 (2.63%) Apple iOS
6 13 (0.98%) Windows Server
7 10 (0.75%) Windows Server 2003
8 9 (0.68%) Windows 8
8 9 (0.68%) Windows XP
9 6 (0.45%) Embedded Linux
10 3 (0.23%) Solaris
11 2 (0.15%) Windows Server 2012
12 1 (0.075%) CentOS
12 1 (0.075%) Debian
12 1 (0.075%) Fedora
12 1 (0.075%) Kali Linux
12 1 (0.075%) SUSE
12 1 (0.075%) Ubuntu
12 1 (0.075%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 509 (38.30%) Machine Learning
2 386 (29.04%) Analytics
3 344 (25.88%) Software Engineering
4 175 (13.17%) Agile Software Development
5 167 (12.57%) Data Analytics
6 141 (10.61%) OO
7 116 (8.73%) Data Analysis
8 82 (6.17%) Computer Vision
9 75 (5.64%) Data Visualisation
9 75 (5.64%) Statistical Analysis
10 72 (5.42%) Predictive Modelling
11 65 (4.89%) Bayesian Methods
11 65 (4.89%) Open Source
12 63 (4.74%) Multithreading
12 63 (4.74%) SDLC
13 62 (4.67%) Signal Processing
14 59 (4.44%) Low Latency
15 58 (4.36%) TDD
16 57 (4.29%) Statistical Modelling
17 52 (3.91%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 572 (43.04%) Python
2 543 (40.86%) C++
3 467 (35.14%) Java
4 312 (23.48%) SQL
5 292 (21.97%) R
6 236 (17.76%) MATLAB
7 205 (15.43%) C#
8 177 (13.32%) C
9 131 (9.86%) Scala
10 114 (8.58%) JavaScript
11 45 (3.39%) Perl
12 33 (2.48%) Bash Shell
13 31 (2.33%) VBA
14 28 (2.11%) Ruby
15 21 (1.58%) Clojure
16 20 (1.50%) F#
16 20 (1.50%) Fortran
17 17 (1.28%) VB
18 15 (1.13%) PL/SQL
19 14 (1.05%) Haskell
Qualifications
1 670 (50.41%) Degree
2 42 (3.16%) Security Cleared
3 31 (2.33%) SC Cleared
4 16 (1.20%) MBA
5 10 (0.75%) DV Cleared
6 7 (0.53%) PMI Certification
7 6 (0.45%) CISSP
7 6 (0.45%) PMP
8 5 (0.38%) GIAC
9 4 (0.30%) CISA
9 4 (0.30%) CISM
10 2 (0.15%) APMP
10 2 (0.15%) GCIA
10 2 (0.15%) GCIH
10 2 (0.15%) ISTQB
10 2 (0.15%) Postgraduate
10 2 (0.15%) SANS
11 1 (0.075%) ECSA
11 1 (0.075%) GPEN
11 1 (0.075%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (1.13%) QA
2 8 (0.60%) MISRA
3 7 (0.53%) DO-178B
3 7 (0.53%) ISO/IEC 12207
3 7 (0.53%) MISRA C
4 4 (0.30%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.075%) CRD IV
5 1 (0.075%) RMADS
5 1 (0.075%) SNOMED CT
System Software
1 24 (1.81%) Apache ZooKeeper
1 24 (1.81%) Virtual Machines
2 16 (1.20%) VirtualBox
3 13 (0.98%) HDFS
4 11 (0.83%) Apache Flume
5 10 (0.75%) Active Directory
5 10 (0.75%) Firmware
6 9 (0.68%) VMware Infrastructure
6 9 (0.68%) XenServer
7 7 (0.53%) vSphere
7 7 (0.53%) XenApp
8 6 (0.45%) Docker
9 1 (0.075%) LXC
Systems Management
1 9 (0.68%) Backup Exec
2 8 (0.60%) Opscode Chef
2 8 (0.60%) Packer
2 8 (0.60%) Puppet
3 6 (0.45%) XenMobile
4 3 (0.23%) Nmap
5 2 (0.15%) logstash
5 2 (0.15%) Nessus
5 2 (0.15%) StatsD
6 1 (0.075%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 61 (4.59%) Oracle
2 44 (3.31%) Microsoft
3 36 (2.71%) SAP
4 29 (2.18%) Google
5 28 (2.11%) Cloudera
5 28 (2.11%) Tableau
6 25 (1.88%) Guidewire
6 25 (1.88%) Hortonworks
7 15 (1.13%) IBM
8 12 (0.90%) Synopsys
9 10 (0.75%) EMC
9 10 (0.75%) Greenplum
9 10 (0.75%) MapR
10 9 (0.68%) Cisco
10 9 (0.68%) Citrix
10 9 (0.68%) HP
10 9 (0.68%) IronPort
10 9 (0.68%) Omniture
10 9 (0.68%) Palo Alto
10 9 (0.68%) VMware
Warwick, Warwickshire
Edgar Cowen
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Fantastic Benefits Package
Posted: 1 hour ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Computer People
Salary: Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
London
ClearCube Consulting
Salary: From £30,000 to £85,000 per annum
Posted: 1 hour ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Computer People
Salary: Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: Up to £85,000 + Benefits including bonus
Posted: 21 hours ago
South West London
Revolution Technology
Salary: From £50,000 to £75,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Parallel Consulting
Salary: £120000 - £130000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Computer People
Salary: £25000.00 - £30000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Kidlington, Oxfordshire
MARS Technical Recruitment
Salary: From £40,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Central London / West End
Quant Capital
Salary: Up to £100,000 per annum + benefit and bonus
Posted: Yesterday
Maidenhead, Berkshire
Hitachi Consulting UK
Salary: From £50,000 to £90,000 per annum inc Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Edgar Cowen
Salary: £25000 - £45000 per annum + Awesome Benefits + Prospects
Posted: 23 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Softweb Resourcing Limited
Salary: From £30,000 to £55,000 per annum Pension, Flexi, Career Progress, Sto
Posted: Yesterday
South East London
Total Recruitment Specialists Limited / TRG / Total recruitment group
Salary: £45000 - £60000 Per Annum + Benefits + negotiable package
Posted: 22 hours ago
Hampshire
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Posted: 2 days ago
Central London / West End
Client Server
Salary: £60k to £65k + benefits
Posted: 21 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £70000 - £80000 per annum + bens
Posted: 3 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
ENTERPRISE RECRUITMENT LTD
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum, Shares, Pension + more!
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Venturi
Salary: £65000 - £70000 per annum + bonus/benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Give-A-Grad-A-Go Ltd
Salary: £30k - 45k per year
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Colston Consulting
Salary: £80000 - £100000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
ISL
Salary: £60000 - £75000 per annum + equity
Posted: 2 days ago
London
onezeero.
Salary: £80000 - £100000 per annum + Bonus & Bens
Posted: 3 days ago
West London
Client Server
Salary: £40k to £55k + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
East London
Quant Capital
Salary: Up to £65,000 per annum + benefits and bonus
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Novate IT Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £100000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £65000 - £75000 per annum + very strong benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
ECM Selection
Salary: £Negotiable DoE + stock options
Posted: 3 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £65000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 18 hours ago
London
IT Connections
Salary: £ Up to 60,000
Posted: 3 days ago