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 30 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
PhD
Rank 499 430 471
Rank change year-on-year
-69 +41
Permanent jobs citing PhD 452 625 477
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.42% 0.55% 0.44%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.52% 2.04% 1.58%
Number of salaries quoted 400 526 413
Average salary £50,000 £48,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.16% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £30,500
10% offered a salary of more than £85,000 £82,500 £85,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £42,500 £38,000
% change year-on-year
-5.88% +11.84%

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
29644 30676 30153
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 27.40% 27.18% 27.89%
Number of salaries quoted 23286 24384 24383
Average salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.27% +3.52%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £65,000 £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 30 March 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 30 March 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
(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 -53 436 £50,000 - 76
London -23 303 £55,000 - 33
South East -56 65 £40,000 -15.78% 13
City of London +11 63 £55,000 - 7
East of England -23 30 £40,000 +8.78% 27
Cambridgeshire -23 21 £40,000 - 23
Oxfordshire -39 19 £35,000 -36.36% 3
Surrey +7 18 £42,500 +21.42% 5
Cambridge -25 18 £40,000 - 23
Oxford -32 18 £35,000 -36.36% 2
Hampshire -3 16 £36,250 -21.62% 4
North East +5 15 £50,000 +42.85% 1
Newcastle upon Tyne 0 15 £50,000 +42.85% 1
Tyne and Wear -1 15 £50,000 +42.85% 1
Southampton -8 14 £32,500 -33.33% 2
South West -24 12 £37,500 -19.35% 1
Sunderland +2 11 £50,000 +37.93%
Abingdon +5 9 £32,500 -
Hertfordshire 0 9 £32,500 +30.00% 4
Scotland +13 6 £25,000 -40.47% 2
Teddington -4 6 £35,000 -22.22%
West Midlands -28 6 £30,000 -7.69%
Berkshire - 6 £57,500 - 1
Edinburgh -2 5 £28,000 -33.33%
Gloucestershire -5 5 £35,000 -17.64%
Welwyn Garden City - 5 £32,500 -
Birmingham - 5 - -
Guildford +9 4 £37,500 - 4
Kingston Upon Thames -1 4 £35,000 -
Gateshead - 4 £30,000 -

PhD
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 March 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.

1 423 (46.18%) Degree
2 388 (42.36%) Computer Science
3 366 (39.96%) C++
4 363 (39.63%) Software Engineering
5 344 (37.55%) Java
6 300 (32.75%) Mathematics
7 291 (31.77%) Algorithms
8 287 (31.33%) Python
9 254 (27.73%) Analytics
10 241 (26.31%) SQL
11 221 (24.13%) Finance
12 197 (21.51%) C#
13 196 (21.40%) R
14 176 (19.21%) Physics
15 174 (19.00%) Linux
16 163 (17.79%) Big Data
17 158 (17.25%) C
18 152 (16.59%) Agile Software Development
19 148 (16.16%) OO
20 139 (15.17%) Statistics
21 137 (14.96%) Data Analysis
22 131 (14.30%) Analytical Skills
23 120 (13.10%) Machine Learning
24 116 (12.66%) Windows
25 104 (11.35%) MATLAB
25 104 (11.35%) Visualisation
26 101 (11.03%) Data Mining
27 99 (10.81%) Hadoop
28 93 (10.15%) SAS
29 90 (9.83%) JavaScript

PhD
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 93 (10.15%) SAS
2 26 (2.84%) MS Exchange
3 21 (2.29%) Apache Pig
4 14 (1.53%) Apache Spark
5 10 (1.09%) Node.js
6 7 (0.76%) Lync
6 7 (0.76%) Exchange Server 2007
7 5 (0.55%) Mule
7 5 (0.55%) Elasticsearch
8 2 (0.22%) Apache
9 1 (0.11%) Tomcat
9 1 (0.11%) SharePoint
9 1 (0.11%) CMS
9 1 (0.11%) IBM HTTP Server
9 1 (0.11%) WordPress
9 1 (0.11%) Apache Solr
9 1 (0.11%) Moodle
9 1 (0.11%) OpenStack
Applications
1 55 (6.00%) SPSS
2 42 (4.59%) MS Excel
3 33 (3.60%) MS Office
4 31 (3.38%) Weka
5 9 (0.98%) CPLEX
6 8 (0.87%) Stata
7 7 (0.76%) Mathematica
8 5 (0.55%) MS PowerPoint
8 5 (0.55%) GNU Octave
9 4 (0.44%) NASTRAN
10 3 (0.33%) S-PLUS
11 2 (0.22%) MS Visio
12 1 (0.11%) Pro/ENGINEER
Business Applications
1 13 (1.42%) Google Analytics
2 3 (0.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 11 (1.20%) Cloud Computing
2 5 (0.55%) Amazon EC2
2 5 (0.55%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (0.22%) SaaS
3 2 (0.22%) GitHub
3 2 (0.22%) Amazon EMR
4 1 (0.11%) HP Helion
4 1 (0.11%) Google Cloud Platform
4 1 (0.11%) PaaS
4 1 (0.11%) Google Apps
4 1 (0.11%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.11%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 17 (1.86%) TCP/IP
2 14 (1.53%) SAN
2 14 (1.53%) Wireless
3 12 (1.31%) HTTP
4 10 (1.09%) Firewall
5 9 (0.98%) DHCP
5 9 (0.98%) Broadband
5 9 (0.98%) DNS
6 7 (0.76%) Cisco ASA
6 7 (0.76%) VoIP
6 7 (0.76%) VPN
7 6 (0.66%) Gigabit Ethernet
8 4 (0.44%) Wi-Fi
8 4 (0.44%) Internet
8 4 (0.44%) Ethernet
9 3 (0.33%) Bluetooth
9 3 (0.33%) 3G
10 2 (0.22%) WAN
11 1 (0.11%) SMTP
11 1 (0.11%) DECT
Database & Business Intelligence
1 163 (17.79%) Big Data
2 101 (11.03%) Data Mining
3 99 (10.81%) Hadoop
4 51 (5.57%) NoSQL
5 39 (4.26%) SQL Server
6 38 (4.15%) Relational Database
7 32 (3.49%) Mahout
8 27 (2.95%) MongoDB
9 23 (2.51%) MySQL
10 19 (2.07%) Apache Hive
11 12 (1.31%) Apache Cassandra
11 12 (1.31%) SAS Enterprise Miner
11 12 (1.31%) SQL Server 2012
11 12 (1.31%) Base SAS
12 11 (1.20%) Data Warehouse
13 10 (1.09%) HBase
13 10 (1.09%) SAS Enterprise Guide
13 10 (1.09%) PostgreSQL
13 10 (1.09%) OLTP
13 10 (1.09%) SAS Data Integration Studio
Development Applications
1 20 (2.18%) Visual Studio
1 20 (2.18%) Eclipse
1 20 (2.18%) Git (software)
2 11 (1.20%) Subversion
3 9 (0.98%) Mercurial
4 8 (0.87%) Maven
4 8 (0.87%) JIRA
4 8 (0.87%) JUnit
4 8 (0.87%) Jenkins
5 6 (0.66%) Gradle
6 5 (0.55%) YourKit
7 3 (0.33%) Rational DOORS
8 1 (0.11%) Hudson
8 1 (0.11%) Eclipse RCP
8 1 (0.11%) Ant
8 1 (0.11%) Artifactory
8 1 (0.11%) Grunt
8 1 (0.11%) Oracle APEX
8 1 (0.11%) Talend Open Studio
8 1 (0.11%) WinDbg
General
1 221 (24.13%) Finance
2 63 (6.88%) Banking
3 48 (5.24%) Marketing
4 43 (4.69%) Games
5 34 (3.71%) Front Office
6 30 (3.28%) Pharmaceutical
7 26 (2.84%) Telecoms
8 24 (2.62%) Retail
9 22 (2.40%) Financial Institution
10 18 (1.97%) Electronics
11 13 (1.42%) Manufacturing
12 12 (1.31%) Aerospace
13 8 (0.87%) Investment Banking
14 7 (0.76%) Back Office
15 6 (0.66%) Law
15 6 (0.66%) Legal
16 5 (0.55%) Wholesale Banking
17 4 (0.44%) French Language
18 3 (0.33%) Retail Banking
18 3 (0.33%) Japanese Language
Job Titles
1 287 (31.33%) Developer
2 195 (21.29%) Software Engineer
3 149 (16.27%) Data Scientist
4 93 (10.15%) Analyst
5 84 (9.17%) Java Developer
6 73 (7.97%) Software Developer
7 64 (6.99%) C# Developer
8 63 (6.88%) Graduate
9 55 (6.00%) Junior
10 52 (5.68%) C# .NET Developer
11 41 (4.48%) C++ Software Engineer
12 37 (4.04%) C++ Developer
13 33 (3.60%) Junior Developer
13 33 (3.60%) Senior Developer
13 33 (3.60%) Python Developer
14 31 (3.38%) Data Analyst
14 31 (3.38%) Research Engineer
15 27 (2.95%) Consultant
16 26 (2.84%) Support Analyst
17 25 (2.73%) Senior Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 83 (9.06%) .NET
2 33 (3.60%) jQuery
3 32 (3.49%) ASP.NET
4 30 (3.28%) Cascading
5 29 (3.17%) HTML
6 28 (3.06%) Pandas
7 26 (2.84%) NumPy
8 24 (2.62%) SciPy
8 24 (2.62%) CSS
9 21 (2.29%) XML
9 21 (2.29%) OpenGL
10 20 (2.18%) HTML5
11 19 (2.07%) WPF
11 19 (2.07%) Software Packaging
12 18 (1.97%) WinForms
12 18 (1.97%) Web Services
12 18 (1.97%) Natural Language Processing
12 18 (1.97%) D3.js
13 17 (1.86%) J2EE
14 16 (1.75%) Highcharts JS
Miscellaneous
1 388 (42.36%) Computer Science
2 300 (32.75%) Mathematics
3 291 (31.77%) Algorithms
4 176 (19.21%) Physics
5 139 (15.17%) Statistics
6 131 (14.30%) Analytical Skills
7 104 (11.35%) Visualisation
8 78 (8.52%) Artificial Intelligence
9 66 (7.21%) Hedge funds
10 46 (5.02%) Data Structures
11 38 (4.15%) Chemistry
12 31 (3.38%) Open Source
13 30 (3.28%) 3D Graphics
14 25 (2.73%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 25 (2.73%) Economics
15 24 (2.62%) Derivative
15 24 (2.62%) Applied Mathematics
16 18 (1.97%) Life Science
17 16 (1.75%) Informatics
17 16 (1.75%) BBC
Operating Systems
1 174 (19.00%) Linux
2 116 (12.66%) Windows
3 46 (5.02%) UNIX
4 22 (2.40%) Windows Server 2008
5 21 (2.29%) Windows 7
6 14 (1.53%) Android
7 9 (0.98%) Windows Server 2003
8 8 (0.87%) Windows XP
9 7 (0.76%) Windows 8
10 3 (0.33%) Apple iOS
11 2 (0.22%) Embedded Linux
11 2 (0.22%) Mac OS X
12 1 (0.11%) Windows CE
12 1 (0.11%) VxWorks
12 1 (0.11%) AIX
12 1 (0.11%) Solaris
12 1 (0.11%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 363 (39.63%) Software Engineering
2 254 (27.73%) Analytics
3 152 (16.59%) Agile Software Development
4 148 (16.16%) OO
5 137 (14.96%) Data Analysis
6 120 (13.10%) Machine Learning
7 74 (8.08%) Statistical Modelling
8 69 (7.53%) OOD
9 56 (6.11%) MapReduce
10 53 (5.79%) Bayesian Methods
11 52 (5.68%) Multithreading
12 49 (5.35%) Business Intelligence
13 42 (4.59%) Signal Processing
14 37 (4.04%) TDD
14 37 (4.04%) Web Development
15 36 (3.93%) Predictive Analytics
15 36 (3.93%) Project Management
16 35 (3.82%) Scrum
16 35 (3.82%) Continuous Integration
17 33 (3.60%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 366 (39.96%) C++
2 344 (37.55%) Java
3 287 (31.33%) Python
4 241 (26.31%) SQL
5 197 (21.51%) C#
6 196 (21.40%) R
7 158 (17.25%) C
8 104 (11.35%) MATLAB
9 90 (9.83%) JavaScript
10 70 (7.64%) Perl
11 62 (6.77%) Scala
12 35 (3.82%) Ruby
13 32 (3.49%) Fortran
14 22 (2.40%) PL/SQL
15 19 (2.07%) VBA
15 19 (2.07%) PowerShell
16 15 (1.64%) Clojure
17 13 (1.42%) T-SQL
18 10 (1.09%) PHP
19 9 (0.98%) HLSL
Qualifications
1 423 (46.18%) Degree
2 21 (2.29%) HNC
3 20 (2.18%) HND
3 20 (2.18%) Microsoft Certification
4 13 (1.42%) Security Cleared
5 10 (1.09%) MBA
6 7 (0.76%) SC Cleared
7 6 (0.66%) Cisco Certification
7 6 (0.66%) CCNA
8 5 (0.55%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 4 (0.44%) DV Cleared
9 4 (0.44%) MCSA
9 4 (0.44%) CCNP
9 4 (0.44%) MCP
9 4 (0.44%) PMI Certification
10 3 (0.33%) CISSP
11 2 (0.22%) Postgraduate
11 2 (0.22%) CISM
11 2 (0.22%) CISMP
12 1 (0.11%) VCP5
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (1.09%) QA
2 6 (0.66%) ISO 9001
3 2 (0.22%) PCI DSS
3 2 (0.22%) GMP
4 1 (0.11%) Basel II
System Software
1 30 (3.28%) VMware Infrastructure
2 28 (3.06%) Active Directory
3 21 (2.29%) VMware ESX
3 21 (2.29%) VMware Workstation
4 13 (1.42%) Firmware
5 7 (0.76%) XenApp
5 7 (0.76%) XenServer
6 6 (0.66%) vSphere
7 1 (0.11%) VirtualBox
7 1 (0.11%) pfSense
7 1 (0.11%) Docker
7 1 (0.11%) HDFS
7 1 (0.11%) Samba
7 1 (0.11%) Squid
7 1 (0.11%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.11%) NFS
Systems Management
1 7 (0.76%) Backup Exec
2 6 (0.66%) OPNET
3 5 (0.55%) yum
3 5 (0.55%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.11%) Nagios
4 1 (0.11%) Vagrant
4 1 (0.11%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 78 (8.52%) Oracle
2 63 (6.88%) Microsoft
3 30 (3.28%) VMware
4 26 (2.84%) Google
5 15 (1.64%) Tableau
6 11 (1.20%) EMC
7 10 (1.09%) Cisco
8 8 (0.87%) ESRI
8 8 (0.87%) Greenplum
8 8 (0.87%) HP
8 8 (0.87%) Hortonworks
8 8 (0.87%) Cloudera
9 7 (0.76%) IronPort
9 7 (0.76%) Facebook
9 7 (0.76%) Polycom
9 7 (0.76%) Veeam
9 7 (0.76%) Intel
9 7 (0.76%) Citrix
10 6 (0.66%) i2
10 6 (0.66%) Business Objects
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
ECM Selection
Salary: to £competitive + benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
London
set2recruit
Salary: From £30,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: 2 hours ago
City, London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum, Benefits Benefits
Posted: 6 hours ago
Hatfield, Hertfordshire
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + bens - shares, pens, health+
Posted: 9 hours ago
Central London / West End
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £28000 - £33000 per annum + Bens - bonus, flexi time, more
Posted: Yesterday
Royston, Hertfordshire
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £35000 - £55000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Optimus Search Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
ENTERPRISE RECRUITMENT LTD
Salary: £27000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
ENTERPRISE RECRUITMENT LTD
Salary: £28000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Guildford, Surrey
ENTERPRISE RECRUITMENT LTD
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum, Benefits 10% pension,. 25 days holiday
Posted: Yesterday
London
Arrows Group
Posted: 2 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: excellent benefits + training
Posted: 2 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Softweb Resourcing Limited
Salary: From £25,000 to £50,000 per annum Best Training + Stock Options + More
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Westbourne Partners
Salary: From £50,000 to £90,000 per annum Level of salary really dependent on
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Arrows Group
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Hertfordshire
SEC Recruitment Ltd
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Northampton, Northamptonshire
IT Connections
Salary: £25,000 to £35,000
Posted: 2 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
IT Connections
Salary: £25,000 to £35,000
Posted: 2 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
IT Connections
Salary: £55,000 to £60,000
Posted: 2 days ago
Hertfordshire
SEC Recruitment Limited
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 2 days ago