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 1 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
PhD
Rank 475 493 469
Rank change year-on-year
+18 -24
Permanent jobs citing PhD 495 451 518
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.44% 0.42% 0.45%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.63% 1.58% 1.54%
Number of salaries quoted 425 385 459
Average salary £47,500 £45,000 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% -5.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £27,500 £29,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £75,000 £92,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,250 £40,000 £36,000
% change year-on-year
+0.62% +11.11%

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
30434 28618 33710
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 27.04% 26.66% 28.96%
Number of salaries quoted 23814 23350 28241
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 £26,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £66,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -

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 1 October 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 1 October 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 +1 479 £47,500 +5.55% 79
London +26 286 £50,000 - 29
South East +36 123 £40,250 +8.78% 12
City of London +15 76 £55,000 -4.34% 10
Surrey +7 66 £30,000 -
East of England -31 41 £35,000 -12.50% 32
Oxfordshire +9 26 £42,500 +6.25% 4
Cambridge -15 23 £40,000 -5.88% 31
Cambridgeshire -19 23 £40,000 - 31
Oxford +15 20 £36,500 -8.75% 2
Hampshire +7 20 £47,500 +58.33% 2
South West -4 20 £48,250 +28.66% 2
Scotland +4 16 £45,000 +78.21% 2
Guildford +18 14 £45,000 -5.26%
Newcastle upon Tyne +1 13 £40,000 +10.34%
Tyne and Wear 0 13 £40,000 +10.34%
North East -1 13 £40,000 +10.34%
Edinburgh -12 13 £42,500 +84.78% 2
Teddington -3 11 £50,000 +25.00%
Bedfordshire - 11 £32,500 -
Gloucestershire - 9 £51,000 -
Southampton +12 8 £50,000 - 1
New Malden -4 8 £50,000 +81.81%
Wimbledon -5 8 £50,000 +81.81%
Surbiton -1 7 £32,500 +8.33%
East Midlands -9 7 £32,500 - 1
Northamptonshire -20 7 £32,500 - 1
Northampton -26 7 £32,500 - 1
Gloucester - 7 £51,000 -
Chessington - 7 £32,500 -

PhD
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 October 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.

1 556 (48.10%) Degree
2 553 (47.84%) Java
3 543 (46.97%) Computer Science
4 507 (43.86%) Mathematics
5 462 (39.97%) C++
6 367 (31.75%) Software Engineering
7 352 (30.45%) Physics
8 294 (25.43%) Algorithms
9 266 (23.01%) Python
10 264 (22.84%) Agile Software Development
11 245 (21.19%) OO
12 242 (20.93%) SQL
13 241 (20.85%) Finance
14 210 (18.17%) C#
15 198 (17.13%) Analytics
16 187 (16.18%) Linux
17 174 (15.05%) MATLAB
18 166 (14.36%) Statistics
19 165 (14.27%) Hadoop
20 163 (14.10%) R
21 157 (13.58%) Big Data
22 147 (12.72%) C
22 147 (12.72%) Analytical Skills
23 139 (12.02%) Windows
24 137 (11.85%) Oracle
25 111 (9.60%) .NET
25 111 (9.60%) Scala
26 109 (9.43%) JavaScript
27 97 (8.39%) OOD
27 97 (8.39%) Machine Learning

PhD
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 (6.49%) SAS
2 31 (2.68%) MS Exchange
3 27 (2.34%) Apache Pig
4 10 (0.87%) Lync
4 10 (0.87%) Exchange Server 2007
5 9 (0.78%) Apache Spark
6 8 (0.69%) Mule
7 7 (0.61%) Tornado
8 6 (0.52%) Node.js
9 5 (0.43%) IBM HTTP Server
9 5 (0.43%) Apache
10 3 (0.26%) ArcGIS
10 3 (0.26%) Elasticsearch
11 2 (0.17%) CMS
12 1 (0.087%) Oracle Coherence
12 1 (0.087%) WordPress
12 1 (0.087%) Drupal
12 1 (0.087%) IIS
12 1 (0.087%) SharePoint
12 1 (0.087%) Tomcat
Applications
1 69 (5.97%) MS Excel
2 53 (4.58%) SPSS
3 37 (3.20%) MS Office
4 34 (2.94%) MS PowerPoint
5 30 (2.60%) CPLEX
6 17 (1.47%) Mathematica
7 12 (1.04%) NASTRAN
8 7 (0.61%) Stata
9 6 (0.52%) Weka
9 6 (0.52%) Simulink
10 3 (0.26%) S-PLUS
11 2 (0.17%) Pro/ENGINEER
12 1 (0.087%) Windchill
12 1 (0.087%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 12 (1.04%) SunGard APT
2 11 (0.95%) Oracle BPM
3 2 (0.17%) Google Analytics
4 1 (0.087%) SAP InfiniteInsight
4 1 (0.087%) SiteCatalyst
4 1 (0.087%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 13 (1.12%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (0.78%) GitHub
3 5 (0.43%) ElastiCache
3 5 (0.43%) Amazon ElastiCache
4 3 (0.26%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (0.26%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (0.17%) SaaS
6 1 (0.087%) Amazon EMR
Communications & Networking
1 33 (2.85%) HTTP
2 30 (2.60%) SAN
3 23 (1.99%) Internet
4 21 (1.82%) TCP/IP
5 11 (0.95%) Firewall
6 10 (0.87%) Cisco ASA
6 10 (0.87%) VPN
6 10 (0.87%) DNS
6 10 (0.87%) VoIP
6 10 (0.87%) DHCP
7 7 (0.61%) Wireless
8 5 (0.43%) Ethernet
8 5 (0.43%) Software-Defined Radio
9 3 (0.26%) TETRA
10 2 (0.17%) Broadband
10 2 (0.17%) DECT
10 2 (0.17%) DVB
10 2 (0.17%) RTP
10 2 (0.17%) SS7
11 1 (0.087%) NGN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 165 (14.27%) Hadoop
2 157 (13.58%) Big Data
3 86 (7.44%) MySQL
4 79 (6.83%) Data Mining
5 72 (6.23%) Relational Database
6 66 (5.71%) SQL Server
7 61 (5.28%) Mahout
8 44 (3.81%) NoSQL
9 32 (2.77%) MongoDB
10 25 (2.16%) Apache Hive
11 19 (1.64%) RDBMS
12 17 (1.47%) Redis
13 15 (1.30%) CouchDB
14 14 (1.21%) Base SAS
15 13 (1.12%) Apache Cassandra
16 11 (0.95%) SQL Server 2008
17 10 (0.87%) Data Warehouse
17 10 (0.87%) DB2
17 10 (0.87%) SAS Enterprise Miner
18 9 (0.78%) Text Mining
Development Applications
1 49 (4.24%) Eclipse
2 27 (2.34%) Git (software)
3 26 (2.25%) Maven
4 19 (1.64%) Selenium
4 19 (1.64%) YourKit
5 18 (1.56%) QuickTest Pro
6 15 (1.30%) Subversion
6 15 (1.30%) Visual Studio
7 13 (1.12%) JUnit
8 12 (1.04%) Jenkins
9 10 (0.87%) Mercurial
9 10 (0.87%) JMeter
9 10 (0.87%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 9 (0.78%) Ant
11 7 (0.61%) Team Foundation Server
11 7 (0.61%) Gradle
12 5 (0.43%) Jasmine
13 4 (0.35%) WinDbg
14 3 (0.26%) Talend Open Studio
14 3 (0.26%) Grunt
General
1 241 (20.85%) Finance
2 93 (8.04%) Pharmaceutical
3 92 (7.96%) Games
4 53 (4.58%) Banking
5 48 (4.15%) Front Office
6 47 (4.07%) Marketing
7 46 (3.98%) Electronics
8 43 (3.72%) Retail
9 34 (2.94%) Financial Institution
10 30 (2.60%) Telecoms
11 29 (2.51%) Manufacturing
12 24 (2.08%) Aerospace
13 20 (1.73%) Advertising
14 11 (0.95%) Automotive
15 8 (0.69%) Investment Banking
16 7 (0.61%) Legal
16 7 (0.61%) Publishing
17 3 (0.26%) French Language
17 3 (0.26%) Law
17 3 (0.26%) Military
Job Titles
1 482 (41.70%) Developer
2 189 (16.35%) Java Developer
3 153 (13.24%) Software Engineer
4 149 (12.89%) Software Developer
5 141 (12.20%) Data Scientist
6 120 (10.38%) Graduate
7 93 (8.04%) Analyst
8 72 (6.23%) C++ Developer
9 69 (5.97%) Senior Developer
10 60 (5.19%) Statistician
11 59 (5.10%) Consultant
12 56 (4.84%) C# Developer
13 45 (3.89%) C++ Software Engineer
13 45 (3.89%) Junior
14 42 (3.63%) Senior Java Developer
14 42 (3.63%) Research Engineer
15 38 (3.29%) C++ Software Developer
16 37 (3.20%) Java Software Developer
17 36 (3.11%) Quantitative Developer
18 35 (3.03%) Research Scientist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 111 (9.60%) .NET
2 89 (7.70%) HTML
3 69 (5.97%) Web Services
4 60 (5.19%) jQuery
4 60 (5.19%) CSS
5 50 (4.33%) XML
6 48 (4.15%) HTML5
7 43 (3.72%) Cascading
8 40 (3.46%) J2EE
9 38 (3.29%) Hibernate
9 38 (3.29%) Spring
10 35 (3.03%) ASP.NET
11 31 (2.68%) CSS3
12 30 (2.60%) JSON
13 28 (2.42%) OpenGL
13 28 (2.42%) REST
14 24 (2.08%) WPF
15 23 (1.99%) J2SE
15 23 (1.99%) Qt
15 23 (1.99%) OpenCL
Miscellaneous
1 543 (46.97%) Computer Science
2 507 (43.86%) Mathematics
3 352 (30.45%) Physics
4 294 (25.43%) Algorithms
5 166 (14.36%) Statistics
6 147 (12.72%) Analytical Skills
7 88 (7.61%) Visualisation
8 81 (7.01%) Chemistry
9 73 (6.31%) Hedge funds
10 69 (5.97%) Life Science
11 65 (5.62%) Economics
12 62 (5.36%) Biology
13 58 (5.02%) Artificial Intelligence
14 44 (3.81%) 3D Graphics
15 40 (3.46%) Biotechnology
15 40 (3.46%) Applied Mathematics
16 32 (2.77%) Data Structures
17 27 (2.34%) Neural Network
18 26 (2.25%) VHDL
18 26 (2.25%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 187 (16.18%) Linux
2 139 (12.02%) Windows
3 51 (4.41%) UNIX
4 22 (1.90%) Windows Server 2008
4 22 (1.90%) Solaris
5 21 (1.82%) Windows 7
6 20 (1.73%) Android
7 15 (1.30%) Mac OS X
8 12 (1.04%) AIX
9 10 (0.87%) Windows 8
9 10 (0.87%) Windows XP
9 10 (0.87%) Windows Server 2003
10 8 (0.69%) Ubuntu
11 5 (0.43%) Apple iOS
12 4 (0.35%) Debian
13 2 (0.17%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 367 (31.75%) Software Engineering
2 264 (22.84%) Agile Software Development
3 245 (21.19%) OO
4 198 (17.13%) Analytics
5 97 (8.39%) OOD
5 97 (8.39%) Machine Learning
6 89 (7.70%) MapReduce
7 86 (7.44%) Multithreading
8 81 (7.01%) Data Analysis
9 72 (6.23%) TDD
10 65 (5.62%) Bioinformatics
11 61 (5.28%) Signal Processing
12 54 (4.67%) Bayesian Methods
13 53 (4.58%) Information Security
14 51 (4.41%) Information Retrieval
15 50 (4.33%) Scrum
16 47 (4.07%) Predictive Modelling
17 44 (3.81%) Web Development
18 43 (3.72%) Data Modelling
19 42 (3.63%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 553 (47.84%) Java
2 462 (39.97%) C++
3 266 (23.01%) Python
4 242 (20.93%) SQL
5 210 (18.17%) C#
6 174 (15.05%) MATLAB
7 163 (14.10%) R
8 147 (12.72%) C
9 111 (9.60%) Scala
10 109 (9.43%) JavaScript
11 68 (5.88%) Perl
12 33 (2.85%) Ruby
13 32 (2.77%) PowerShell
14 28 (2.42%) PL/SQL
15 27 (2.34%) Clojure
15 27 (2.34%) VB.NET
15 27 (2.34%) Fortran
16 16 (1.38%) Bash Shell
17 14 (1.21%) VB
18 13 (1.12%) PHP
Qualifications
1 556 (48.10%) Degree
2 36 (3.11%) Security Cleared
3 30 (2.60%) CIPD
3 30 (2.60%) ISEB
4 26 (2.25%) HND
5 23 (1.99%) SC Cleared
6 19 (1.64%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 17 (1.47%) DV Cleared
8 13 (1.12%) MBA
9 10 (0.87%) CISM
9 10 (0.87%) CISSP
9 10 (0.87%) CISMP
10 9 (0.78%) HNC
11 8 (0.69%) Postgraduate
12 7 (0.61%) Sun Certification
13 5 (0.43%) PMI Certification
14 3 (0.26%) Chartered Engineer
14 3 (0.26%) SAS Certification
15 2 (0.17%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (1.38%) QA
2 10 (0.87%) GLP
2 10 (0.87%) PCI DSS
3 5 (0.43%) JTAG
4 3 (0.26%) IAS 39
4 3 (0.26%) Basel II
4 3 (0.26%) Basel III
4 3 (0.26%) Data Quality
5 2 (0.17%) CDISC
5 2 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.087%) DO-178B
System Software
1 35 (3.03%) VMware Infrastructure
2 32 (2.77%) Active Directory
3 21 (1.82%) VMware ESX
3 21 (1.82%) VMware Workstation
4 10 (0.87%) XenApp
4 10 (0.87%) XenServer
5 7 (0.61%) Firmware
6 1 (0.087%) Xen
6 1 (0.087%) vSphere
6 1 (0.087%) Forefront TMG
6 1 (0.087%) Platform Symphony
6 1 (0.087%) KVM
Systems Management
1 10 (0.87%) HP Quality Center
1 10 (0.87%) Backup Exec
2 8 (0.69%) Opscode Chef
2 8 (0.69%) YUM
3 4 (0.35%) Puppet
Vendors
1 137 (11.85%) Oracle
2 89 (7.70%) Microsoft
3 35 (3.03%) VMware
4 13 (1.12%) EMC
5 12 (1.04%) SunGard
6 11 (0.95%) Cisco
7 10 (0.87%) Veeam
7 10 (0.87%) HP
7 10 (0.87%) Citrix
7 10 (0.87%) IronPort
7 10 (0.87%) Polycom
8 8 (0.69%) TIBCO
9 7 (0.61%) Sun
10 6 (0.52%) Tableau
10 6 (0.52%) ESRI
11 5 (0.43%) Juniper
12 4 (0.35%) Atmel
12 4 (0.35%) Cognos
12 4 (0.35%) IBM
12 4 (0.35%) Zend
East London
ThreePeople
Salary: £55000 per annum
Posted: 11 hours ago
London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: From £60,000 to £110,000 per annum plus excellent benefits and extensi
Posted: 12 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
ECM Selection
Salary: to £38k + Benefits
Posted: 13 hours ago
City, London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £60000 to £70000 per annum - Benefits & Bonus
Posted: 13 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
ECM Selection
Salary: to £45k
Posted: 15 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Sanger Institute
Salary: From £30,196 to £38,088 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 15 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Sanger Institute
Salary: From £30,196 to £38,088 per annum per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 15 hours ago
London
Oho Group Ltd.
Salary: £50000 to £125000 per annum - EXCELLENT BENEFITS
Posted: 15 hours ago
Central London / West End
Verticality Ltd
Salary: £38000 to £40000 per annum - plus exceptional benefits
Posted: 17 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Oho Group Ltd.
Salary: £0 to £45 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Search Consultancy
Salary: £20000.00 - £26000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Quant Capital
Salary: Up to £85,000 per annum 50% Bonus Pension
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Quant Capital
Salary: Up to £70,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Quant Capital
Salary: Up to £70,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Quant Capital
Salary: Up to £100,000 per annum + bonus and benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Edgar Cowen
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + share options, pension, health
Posted: Yesterday
London
Artemis Recruitment Ltd
Salary: Unspecified £ Highly Competitive + Bonus
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Edgar Cowen
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum + Fantastic Prospects
Posted: Yesterday
Central London / West End
Client Server
Salary: £70k to £100k (multiple roles) + bonus + benefits
Posted: Yesterday