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 6 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
6 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
PhD
Rank 499 439 527
Rank change year-on-year
-60 +88
Permanent jobs citing PhD 461 648 385
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.42% 0.55% 0.36%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.55% 2.02% 1.29%
Number of salaries quoted 405 553 323
Average salary £45,000 £47,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.26% +18.75%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,500 £28,300 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £85,000 £80,000 £67,500
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
29728 32154 29910
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 27.21% 27.30% 27.58%
Number of salaries quoted 23596 25395 24243
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 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.93% +1.25%

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 6 July 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 6 July 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 -52 445 £45,000 -5.26% 89
London -30 285 £61,250 +11.36% 39
City of London +10 80 £65,000 -7.14% 14
South East -34 70 £40,000 -5.88% 8
East of England +8 50 £40,000 +14.28% 31
East Midlands +10 26 £40,000 +33.33% 5
Cambridgeshire -13 21 £45,000 +28.57% 28
Surrey -17 20 £46,000 +35.29% 4
Cambridge -6 18 £43,000 +22.85% 27
Buckinghamshire +7 17 £40,000 -
Tyne and Wear +7 16 £40,000 +23.07%
Newcastle upon Tyne +6 16 £40,000 +23.07%
North East -1 16 £40,000 +23.07% 1
Northampton 0 15 £40,000 +33.33% 1
Northamptonshire -1 15 £40,000 +33.33% 1
Milton Keynes -4 14 £40,000 -
Hertfordshire - 13 £28,500 - 3
Berkshire +8 11 £42,500 -12.82% 1
Sunderland -1 11 £40,000 +23.07%
West Midlands -14 11 £40,000 -
West Sussex - 11 £35,000 -
Hampshire -2 10 £32,500 -35.00%
Horsham - 10 £35,000 -
Borehamwood - 10 £28,500 - 2
Coventry -10 9 £40,000 -
Guildford +1 8 £46,000 +18.70%
Southampton -1 8 £32,500 -35.00%
Reading - 8 £46,250 -
South West -43 7 £47,500 +2.98% 3
Essex +4 6 £42,500 -22.72%

PhD
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 6 July 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.

1 460 (49.52%) Computer Science
2 426 (45.86%) Degree
3 402 (43.27%) C++
4 368 (39.61%) Java
5 357 (38.43%) Software Engineering
6 349 (37.57%) Mathematics
7 345 (37.14%) Python
8 265 (28.53%) Algorithms
9 252 (27.13%) Finance
9 252 (27.13%) SQL
10 236 (25.40%) C#
11 224 (24.11%) Analytics
12 209 (22.50%) Physics
13 197 (21.21%) Analytical Skills
14 187 (20.13%) Linux
15 174 (18.73%) Big Data
16 173 (18.62%) Agile Software Development
17 172 (18.51%) R
18 169 (18.19%) Statistics
19 150 (16.15%) C
20 138 (14.85%) OO
21 131 (14.10%) Windows
22 123 (13.24%) Machine Learning
23 118 (12.70%) MATLAB
24 110 (11.84%) Visualisation
25 98 (10.55%) Data Mining
26 96 (10.33%) Hadoop
27 95 (10.23%) JavaScript
27 95 (10.23%) Data Analysis
28 87 (9.36%) SAS

PhD
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 6 July 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 87 (9.36%) SAS
2 31 (3.34%) MS Exchange
3 19 (2.05%) Apache Pig
4 15 (1.61%) Apache Spark
4 15 (1.61%) Lync
4 15 (1.61%) Exchange Server 2007
5 14 (1.51%) Node.js
6 11 (1.18%) Apache Solr
7 7 (0.75%) Elasticsearch
8 4 (0.43%) JBoss
9 3 (0.32%) Tomcat
10 2 (0.22%) Apache
11 1 (0.11%) WordPress
11 1 (0.11%) CMS
11 1 (0.11%) Moodle
11 1 (0.11%) OpenStack
Applications
1 45 (4.84%) MS Office
2 41 (4.41%) SPSS
3 34 (3.66%) MS Excel
4 16 (1.72%) Weka
5 7 (0.75%) CPLEX
5 7 (0.75%) Stata
6 6 (0.65%) Mathematica
7 5 (0.54%) MS PowerPoint
7 5 (0.54%) GNU Octave
8 4 (0.43%) Simulink
9 2 (0.22%) MS Visio
9 2 (0.22%) FrameMaker
10 1 (0.11%) SOLIDWORKS
10 1 (0.11%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 3 (0.32%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 28 (3.01%) Amazon AWS
2 15 (1.61%) Google Analytics
3 11 (1.18%) Cloud Computing
4 10 (1.08%) SaaS
5 5 (0.54%) Amazon EC2
5 5 (0.54%) Amazon EMR
6 4 (0.43%) Microsoft Azure
7 3 (0.32%) IaaS
7 3 (0.32%) Azure Machine Learning
8 2 (0.22%) GitHub
9 1 (0.11%) Google App Engine
9 1 (0.11%) HP Helion
9 1 (0.11%) Google Cloud Platform
9 1 (0.11%) Amazon S3
9 1 (0.11%) PaaS
9 1 (0.11%) Amazon SQS
9 1 (0.11%) Adobe Analytics
9 1 (0.11%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 24 (2.58%) TCP/IP
2 20 (2.15%) SAN
2 20 (2.15%) Broadband
3 17 (1.83%) DHCP
3 17 (1.83%) DNS
4 16 (1.72%) Firewall
5 15 (1.61%) Cisco ASA
5 15 (1.61%) VPN
5 15 (1.61%) Internet
5 15 (1.61%) HTTP
5 15 (1.61%) VoIP
6 13 (1.40%) Wireless
7 6 (0.65%) Ethernet
8 5 (0.54%) WAN
8 5 (0.54%) Software-Defined Radio
9 4 (0.43%) LAN
10 2 (0.22%) 3G
10 2 (0.22%) DVB
10 2 (0.22%) Wi-Fi
11 1 (0.11%) 2G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 174 (18.73%) Big Data
2 98 (10.55%) Data Mining
3 96 (10.33%) Hadoop
4 56 (6.03%) NoSQL
5 33 (3.55%) Relational Database
6 32 (3.44%) MongoDB
7 30 (3.23%) MySQL
8 22 (2.37%) Mahout
9 20 (2.15%) SQL Server
9 20 (2.15%) Apache Hive
10 16 (1.72%) PostgreSQL
11 15 (1.61%) Apache Cassandra
12 14 (1.51%) HBase
13 11 (1.18%) Text Mining
13 11 (1.18%) Oracle Reports
14 10 (1.08%) Data Warehouse
15 8 (0.86%) Base SAS
15 8 (0.86%) SAS Enterprise Miner
16 7 (0.75%) Redis
16 7 (0.75%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 42 (4.52%) Visual Studio
2 30 (3.23%) Git (software)
3 23 (2.48%) Mercurial
4 20 (2.15%) Subversion
5 14 (1.51%) Eclipse
6 10 (1.08%) LabVIEW
7 9 (0.97%) Maven
8 7 (0.75%) JUnit
8 7 (0.75%) Selenium
8 7 (0.75%) Rational DOORS
9 6 (0.65%) Team Foundation Server
10 5 (0.54%) Jenkins
11 4 (0.43%) JIRA
12 3 (0.32%) Eclipse RCP
12 3 (0.32%) LLVM
12 3 (0.32%) YourKit
13 2 (0.22%) Grunt
14 1 (0.11%) Bower
14 1 (0.11%) gulp
14 1 (0.11%) WinDbg
General
1 252 (27.13%) Finance
2 80 (8.61%) Games
3 55 (5.92%) Banking
3 55 (5.92%) Marketing
4 47 (5.06%) Front Office
5 38 (4.09%) Electronics
6 33 (3.55%) Telecoms
7 24 (2.58%) Retail
8 19 (2.05%) Financial Institution
9 16 (1.72%) Pharmaceutical
10 11 (1.18%) Aerospace
10 11 (1.18%) Wholesale Banking
11 10 (1.08%) Military
12 9 (0.97%) Investment Banking
13 7 (0.75%) Manufacturing
14 5 (0.54%) Automotive
15 4 (0.43%) French Language
15 4 (0.43%) Avionics
16 3 (0.32%) iGaming
16 3 (0.32%) Japanese Language
Job Titles
1 298 (32.08%) Developer
2 184 (19.81%) Software Engineer
3 159 (17.12%) Data Scientist
4 69 (7.43%) Graduate
4 69 (7.43%) Java Developer
4 69 (7.43%) C# Developer
5 63 (6.78%) C++ Software Engineer
6 57 (6.14%) Junior
6 57 (6.14%) Analyst
7 47 (5.06%) Software Developer
8 39 (4.20%) C++ Developer
9 38 (4.09%) Python Developer
10 37 (3.98%) C# .NET Developer
11 35 (3.77%) Consultant
12 33 (3.55%) Senior Developer
13 29 (3.12%) Junior Developer
14 27 (2.91%) Research Engineer
15 25 (2.69%) Quantitative Developer
16 23 (2.48%) Senior Software Engineer
16 23 (2.48%) Senior Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 73 (7.86%) .NET
2 43 (4.63%) OpenGL
3 38 (4.09%) jQuery
4 37 (3.98%) HTML
5 35 (3.77%) NumPy
6 34 (3.66%) Pandas
7 30 (3.23%) SciPy
8 29 (3.12%) D3.js
9 28 (3.01%) XML
10 27 (2.91%) ASP.NET
11 26 (2.80%) Web Services
12 25 (2.69%) CSS
12 25 (2.69%) WPF
13 24 (2.58%) Natural Language Processing
14 23 (2.48%) Highcharts JS
14 23 (2.48%) Matplotlib
14 23 (2.48%) DirectX
14 23 (2.48%) Pyramid
15 22 (2.37%) Unity (Game Engine)
16 21 (2.26%) Boost C++ Libraries
Miscellaneous
1 460 (49.52%) Computer Science
2 349 (37.57%) Mathematics
3 265 (28.53%) Algorithms
4 209 (22.50%) Physics
5 197 (21.21%) Analytical Skills
6 169 (18.19%) Statistics
7 110 (11.84%) Visualisation
8 82 (8.83%) Hedge funds
9 60 (6.46%) Artificial Intelligence
10 47 (5.06%) Data Structures
11 40 (4.31%) Derivative
12 37 (3.98%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 33 (3.55%) 3D Graphics
14 25 (2.69%) Chemistry
15 24 (2.58%) Fixed Income
16 21 (2.26%) Applied Mathematics
16 21 (2.26%) Embedded Systems
17 20 (2.15%) Economics
17 20 (2.15%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
18 17 (1.83%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 187 (20.13%) Linux
2 131 (14.10%) Windows
3 59 (6.35%) UNIX
4 20 (2.15%) Android
5 18 (1.94%) Windows Server 2008
6 17 (1.83%) Windows 7
7 16 (1.72%) Windows Server 2003
8 15 (1.61%) Windows XP
8 15 (1.61%) Windows 8
9 5 (0.54%) Apple iOS
10 3 (0.32%) Embedded Linux
11 2 (0.22%) Solaris
12 1 (0.11%) Windows CE
12 1 (0.11%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 357 (38.43%) Software Engineering
2 224 (24.11%) Analytics
3 173 (18.62%) Agile Software Development
4 138 (14.85%) OO
5 123 (13.24%) Machine Learning
6 95 (10.23%) Data Analysis
7 62 (6.67%) Multithreading
8 57 (6.14%) Statistical Modelling
9 53 (5.71%) Unit Testing
9 53 (5.71%) Continuous Integration
9 53 (5.71%) OOD
9 53 (5.71%) Business Intelligence
10 52 (5.60%) Image Processing
11 48 (5.17%) TDD
12 47 (5.06%) Bayesian Methods
13 46 (4.95%) Refactoring
13 46 (4.95%) Signal Processing
14 41 (4.41%) MapReduce
15 38 (4.09%) Web Development
16 36 (3.88%) Software Architecture
Programming Languages
1 402 (43.27%) C++
2 368 (39.61%) Java
3 345 (37.14%) Python
4 252 (27.13%) SQL
5 236 (25.40%) C#
6 172 (18.51%) R
7 150 (16.15%) C
8 118 (12.70%) MATLAB
9 95 (10.23%) JavaScript
10 62 (6.67%) Perl
11 53 (5.71%) Scala
12 43 (4.63%) Ruby
13 31 (3.34%) VBA
14 22 (2.37%) HLSL
15 16 (1.72%) PowerShell
15 16 (1.72%) Embedded C
16 13 (1.40%) PHP
16 13 (1.40%) PL/SQL
17 11 (1.18%) Clojure
18 10 (1.08%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 426 (45.86%) Degree
2 19 (2.05%) Security Cleared
3 13 (1.40%) Microsoft Certification
4 10 (1.08%) Cisco Certification
4 10 (1.08%) CCNA
5 9 (0.97%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 8 (0.86%) MCSA
6 8 (0.86%) CCNP
6 8 (0.86%) MCP
6 8 (0.86%) SC Cleared
7 7 (0.75%) DV Cleared
8 5 (0.54%) HNC
8 5 (0.54%) MBA
9 4 (0.43%) HND
10 3 (0.32%) Chartered Engineer
11 2 (0.22%) GCIH
11 2 (0.22%) GCFA
11 2 (0.22%) PMP
11 2 (0.22%) PMI Certification
12 1 (0.11%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (0.97%) QA
2 2 (0.22%) ISO 9001
2 2 (0.22%) Basel II
3 1 (0.11%) Basel III
System Software
1 35 (3.77%) VMware Infrastructure
2 33 (3.55%) Active Directory
3 18 (1.94%) VMware ESX
3 18 (1.94%) VMware Workstation
4 15 (1.61%) Firmware
4 15 (1.61%) XenApp
4 15 (1.61%) XenServer
5 14 (1.51%) vSphere
6 2 (0.22%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 2 (0.22%) HDFS
7 1 (0.11%) NFS
7 1 (0.11%) pfSense
7 1 (0.11%) Docker
7 1 (0.11%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.11%) VirtualBox
7 1 (0.11%) Samba
7 1 (0.11%) Squid
Systems Management
1 15 (1.61%) Backup Exec
2 14 (1.51%) OPNET
3 2 (0.22%) Hadoop YARN
4 1 (0.11%) Nagios
4 1 (0.11%) NetBackup
4 1 (0.11%) EMC NetWorker
4 1 (0.11%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 83 (8.93%) Oracle
2 63 (6.78%) Microsoft
3 35 (3.77%) VMware
4 23 (2.48%) Google
5 19 (2.05%) EMC
6 18 (1.94%) Cisco
6 18 (1.94%) Tableau
7 16 (1.72%) HP
8 15 (1.61%) Citrix
8 15 (1.61%) IronPort
8 15 (1.61%) Polycom
8 15 (1.61%) Veeam
9 10 (1.08%) Hortonworks
9 10 (1.08%) Cloudera
10 8 (0.86%) Greenplum
10 8 (0.86%) ESRI
11 7 (0.75%) Intel
11 7 (0.75%) Facebook
12 6 (0.65%) i2
13 4 (0.43%) IBM
London
Computer People
Salary: £40000.00 - £65000.00 per annum
Posted: 6 hours ago
Macclesfield, Cheshire
Eutopia Solutions Ltd
Salary: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 7 hours ago
Hull, North Humberside
ISL
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 7 hours ago
London
ISL
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 8 hours ago
Harwell, Oxfordshire
Research Councils UK
Posted: 8 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
AstraZeneca
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 8 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
AstraZeneca
Posted: 8 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Edgar Cowen
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum + Interview slots available!
Posted: 11 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Edgar Cowen
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + Immediate and summer start
Posted: 12 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Edgar Cowen
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum + Interview slots available!
Posted: 12 hours ago
London
Pegasus - Resource
Posted: Yesterday
Hatfield, Hertfordshire
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + bens - shares, pens, health+
Posted: Yesterday
Central London / West End
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum + be - shares, trips, pens +
Posted: Yesterday
Central London / West End
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Bens - bonus, flexi time, more
Posted: Yesterday
London
Oho Group Ltd.
Salary: £50000 - £80000 per annum, Benefits Excellent culture and big bonuses!
Posted: 3 days ago
Borehamwood, Hertfordshire
IT Connections
Salary: £25,000 to £32,000
Posted: 3 days ago
Northampton, Northamptonshire
IT Connections
Salary: £25,000 to £35,000
Posted: 3 days ago
Durham, County Durham
IT Connections
Salary: £35,000 to £45,000
Posted: 3 days ago
Borehamwood, Hertfordshire
IT Connections
Salary: £26,000 to £30,000
Posted: 3 days ago
Slough, Berkshire
ISL
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum + Bonus & Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago