The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Qualifications currently tracked.

Location
3 months to
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
PhD
Rank 412 477 429
Rank change year-on-year
+65 -48
Permanent jobs citing PhD 703 464 623
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.58% 0.42% 0.50%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.14% 1.50% 1.78%
Number of salaries quoted 598 393 471
Average salary £50,000 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+17.64% +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £82,500 £82,500 £82,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £37,500 £37,750
% change year-on-year
+13.33% -0.66%
Qualifications Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
32831 30927 34904
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 27.06% 27.85% 27.77%
Number of salaries quoted 26235 24874 29613
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £27,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 18 April 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England +60 675 £50,000 +17.64% 99
London +49 375 £55,000 +4.76% 34
South East +25 146 £48,750 +21.87% 11
Oxfordshire +47 95 £55,000 +15.78% 7
Oxford +47 86 £55,000 +29.41% 6
East of England +9 82 £36,770 -1.94% 43
Cambridgeshire +38 74 £40,000 +5.26% 40
City of London -10 73 £57,500 -8.00% 12
Cambridge +35 67 £40,000 +5.26% 36
Northampton +9 29 £30,000 -6.25%
Northamptonshire +9 29 £30,000 -6.25% 1
East Midlands -8 29 £30,000 -6.25% 1
South West +1 23 £46,500 +0.54% 7
Surrey -37 19 £32,500 -13.33% 3
Hampshire +9 16 £48,750 +28.28%
Scotland -3 16 £55,000 +46.66% 1
Southampton +11 14 £50,000 +25.00%
Bristol +10 13 £46,500 -7.00% 5
Teddington 0 13 £50,000 +42.85%
Edinburgh -10 13 £55,000 +46.66% 1
West Midlands +5 8 £37,500 +17.18% 1
Yorkshire -34 8 £42,500 +41.66% 1
Kent - 8 £42,500 -
Tunbridge Wells - 8 £42,500 -
Guildford -1 7 £35,000 -22.22% 1
Buckinghamshire -1 6 £33,750 +7.14%
Hertfordshire -9 6 £25,000 -33.33% 2
Warwickshire - 6 £38,750 -
Leamington Spa - 6 £38,750 -
Abingdon - 6 £32,500 -

PhD
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 April 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.

1 673 (57.72%) Computer Science
2 572 (49.06%) Mathematics
3 522 (44.77%) Degree
4 487 (41.77%) C++
5 441 (37.82%) Java
6 423 (36.28%) Physics
7 381 (32.68%) Software Engineering
8 282 (24.19%) C#
9 252 (21.61%) Finance
10 242 (20.75%) Python
11 236 (20.24%) OO
12 213 (18.27%) Analytics
13 191 (16.38%) SQL
14 160 (13.72%) Statistics
15 153 (13.12%) .NET
16 149 (12.78%) R
17 147 (12.61%) Big Data
17 147 (12.61%) MATLAB
18 144 (12.35%) C
19 140 (12.01%) Linux
20 127 (10.89%) Hadoop
21 123 (10.55%) Windows
22 113 (9.69%) Data Mining
23 107 (9.18%) Games
24 95 (8.15%) Microsoft
24 95 (8.15%) JavaScript
25 94 (8.06%) Perl
26 85 (7.29%) ASP.NET
26 85 (7.29%) Scala
27 84 (7.20%) Agile Software Development

PhD
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 62 (5.32%) SAS
2 33 (2.83%) MS Exchange
3 26 (2.23%) Tornado
4 18 (1.54%) Apache Pig
5 10 (0.86%) Apache
5 10 (0.86%) Drupal
5 10 (0.86%) WordPress
6 9 (0.77%) Apache Solr
7 7 (0.60%) Node.js
7 7 (0.60%) SharePoint
8 6 (0.51%) SharePoint 2010
8 6 (0.51%) SharePoint 2013
9 4 (0.34%) CMS
9 4 (0.34%) Lync
9 4 (0.34%) Exchange Server 2010
9 4 (0.34%) Exchange Server 2013
10 3 (0.26%) Joomla!
11 2 (0.17%) IBM HTTP Server
11 2 (0.17%) IIS
11 2 (0.17%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 52 (4.46%) MS Excel
2 36 (3.09%) SPSS
3 34 (2.92%) MS Office
4 17 (1.46%) CPLEX
5 9 (0.77%) Mathematica
6 5 (0.43%) S-PLUS
6 5 (0.43%) Simulink
6 5 (0.43%) Stata
7 3 (0.26%) MS Visio
7 3 (0.26%) Pro/ENGINEER
8 2 (0.17%) MS PowerPoint
8 2 (0.17%) Weka
9 1 (0.086%) NASTRAN
9 1 (0.086%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 26 (2.23%) SunGard APT
2 2 (0.17%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.086%) Markit EDM
3 1 (0.086%) Magento
3 1 (0.086%) SiteCatalyst
3 1 (0.086%) Google Analytics
3 1 (0.086%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 30 (2.57%) SaaS
2 11 (0.94%) Amazon AWS
3 10 (0.86%) GitHub
4 2 (0.17%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.086%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (0.086%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 31 (2.66%) HTTP
2 20 (1.72%) Broadband
3 18 (1.54%) Internet
4 8 (0.69%) TCP/IP
5 6 (0.51%) Wireless
6 5 (0.43%) TETRA
7 4 (0.34%) SAN
7 4 (0.34%) Ethernet
8 3 (0.26%) DECT
9 2 (0.17%) GSM
9 2 (0.17%) VoIP
9 2 (0.17%) SSH
10 1 (0.086%) SPDY
10 1 (0.086%) NGN
10 1 (0.086%) DNS
10 1 (0.086%) DVB
Database & Business Intelligence
1 147 (12.61%) Big Data
2 127 (10.89%) Hadoop
3 113 (9.69%) Data Mining
4 49 (4.20%) SQL Server
4 49 (4.20%) Relational Database
5 45 (3.86%) MySQL
6 31 (2.66%) SQL Server 2008
6 31 (2.66%) MongoDB
7 28 (2.40%) Apache Hive
8 27 (2.32%) NoSQL
9 22 (1.89%) Apache Cassandra
9 22 (1.89%) SQL Server 2012
9 22 (1.89%) Mahout
10 18 (1.54%) PostgreSQL
11 13 (1.11%) Redis
11 13 (1.11%) SQLite
12 10 (0.86%) Text Mining
13 8 (0.69%) CouchDB
13 8 (0.69%) Oracle Database
14 7 (0.60%) HBase
Development Applications
1 39 (3.34%) Visual Studio
2 31 (2.66%) JUnit
3 21 (1.80%) Maven
4 20 (1.72%) Eclipse
5 18 (1.54%) Selenium
6 15 (1.29%) Git (software)
7 12 (1.03%) Mercurial
8 10 (0.86%) Team Foundation Server
9 7 (0.60%) Karma Test Runner
10 5 (0.43%) QuickTest Pro
11 2 (0.17%) LabVIEW
11 2 (0.17%) WinDbg
12 1 (0.086%) Sinon.JS
12 1 (0.086%) JIRA
12 1 (0.086%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 252 (21.61%) Finance
2 107 (9.18%) Games
3 61 (5.23%) Banking
4 47 (4.03%) Front Office
5 27 (2.32%) Electronics
6 23 (1.97%) Advertising
7 21 (1.80%) Retail
8 19 (1.63%) Marketing
9 18 (1.54%) Law
10 14 (1.20%) Telecoms
11 13 (1.11%) Financial Institution
12 12 (1.03%) Manufacturing
13 9 (0.77%) Legal
14 8 (0.69%) Publishing
14 8 (0.69%) Investment Banking
15 6 (0.51%) Pharmaceutical
15 6 (0.51%) Back Office
16 2 (0.17%) Aerospace
16 2 (0.17%) French Language
17 1 (0.086%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 531 (45.54%) Developer
2 203 (17.41%) Software Engineer
3 163 (13.98%) Software Developer
4 161 (13.81%) Java Developer
5 120 (10.29%) Analyst
6 96 (8.23%) Data Scientist
7 95 (8.15%) Graduate
8 90 (7.72%) C++ Software Engineer
9 88 (7.55%) C++ Developer
10 80 (6.86%) Junior
11 62 (5.32%) C# Developer
12 54 (4.63%) C++ Software Developer
13 50 (4.29%) Quantitative Developer
14 42 (3.60%) Python Developer
15 39 (3.34%) C Software Engineer
15 39 (3.34%) Quantitative Analyst
16 37 (3.17%) Programmer
17 35 (3.00%) C# .NET Developer
17 35 (3.00%) Senior Developer
18 33 (2.83%) Junior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 153 (13.12%) .NET
2 85 (7.29%) ASP.NET
3 64 (5.49%) XML
4 63 (5.40%) MapReduce
5 53 (4.55%) HTML
6 47 (4.03%) jQuery
7 37 (3.17%) XSLT
7 37 (3.17%) Web Services
8 36 (3.09%) WPF
9 35 (3.00%) NumPy
10 32 (2.74%) J2EE
11 31 (2.66%) HTML5
12 29 (2.49%) Software Packaging
13 28 (2.40%) EJB
14 27 (2.32%) RESTful
14 27 (2.32%) Hibernate
14 27 (2.32%) WCF
15 26 (2.23%) STL
15 26 (2.23%) OpenGL
16 25 (2.14%) Boost C++ Libraries
Miscellaneous
1 673 (57.72%) Computer Science
2 572 (49.06%) Mathematics
3 423 (36.28%) Physics
4 160 (13.72%) Statistics
5 81 (6.95%) Artificial Intelligence
6 78 (6.69%) Hedge funds
7 76 (6.52%) Machine Learning
8 72 (6.17%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 54 (4.63%) Visualisation
10 53 (4.55%) 3D Graphics
11 49 (4.20%) Derivative
12 44 (3.77%) Economics
13 36 (3.09%) Enterprise Software
14 35 (3.00%) Equities
15 34 (2.92%) Fixed Income
16 29 (2.49%) GIS
16 29 (2.49%) Neural Network
17 25 (2.14%) Open Source
18 19 (1.63%) Applied Mathematics
19 16 (1.37%) Chemistry
Operating Systems
1 140 (12.01%) Linux
2 123 (10.55%) Windows
3 59 (5.06%) UNIX
4 35 (3.00%) Android
5 33 (2.83%) Windows Server 2008
6 29 (2.49%) Windows 7
7 25 (2.14%) Apple iOS
8 17 (1.46%) Solaris
9 11 (0.94%) Ubuntu
10 6 (0.51%) AIX
11 4 (0.34%) Windows Server 2012
12 3 (0.26%) Embedded Linux
13 1 (0.086%) CentOS
13 1 (0.086%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 381 (32.68%) Software Engineering
2 236 (20.24%) OO
3 213 (18.27%) Analytics
4 84 (7.20%) Agile Software Development
5 83 (7.12%) OOD
6 66 (5.66%) Multithreading
7 65 (5.57%) Data Analysis
8 50 (4.29%) Unit Testing
9 49 (4.20%) Project Management
10 43 (3.69%) Risk Management
11 41 (3.52%) Parallel Computing
12 40 (3.43%) UML
13 38 (3.26%) Image Processing
14 37 (3.17%) Monte Carlo Method
15 36 (3.09%) Algorithmic Trading
16 32 (2.74%) Financial Modelling
17 31 (2.66%) Data Modelling
18 30 (2.57%) Business Analytics
19 29 (2.49%) Low Latency
19 29 (2.49%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 487 (41.77%) C++
2 441 (37.82%) Java
3 282 (24.19%) C#
4 242 (20.75%) Python
5 191 (16.38%) SQL
6 149 (12.78%) R
7 147 (12.61%) MATLAB
8 144 (12.35%) C
9 95 (8.15%) JavaScript
10 94 (8.06%) Perl
11 85 (7.29%) Scala
12 38 (3.26%) PL/SQL
13 33 (2.83%) PHP
14 29 (2.49%) PowerShell
15 26 (2.23%) VB.NET
16 22 (1.89%) VBA
17 21 (1.80%) Ruby
17 21 (1.80%) Erlang
18 17 (1.46%) Lisp
19 15 (1.29%) F#
Qualifications
1 522 (44.77%) Degree
2 21 (1.80%) Security Cleared
3 19 (1.63%) MBA
4 10 (0.86%) DV Cleared
5 9 (0.77%) ISEB
6 8 (0.69%) SC Cleared
7 7 (0.60%) MCPD
7 7 (0.60%) MCTS
7 7 (0.60%) Postgraduate
7 7 (0.60%) Microsoft Certification
8 3 (0.26%) Sun Certification
9 2 (0.17%) PMI Certification
10 1 (0.086%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 1 (0.086%) CCNA
10 1 (0.086%) Cisco Certification
10 1 (0.086%) RHCE
10 1 (0.086%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (0.60%) QA
2 2 (0.17%) Dodd-Frank
3 1 (0.086%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.086%) JSP 440
3 1 (0.086%) HL7
3 1 (0.086%) CDISC
3 1 (0.086%) DICOM
3 1 (0.086%) ISO 9000
3 1 (0.086%) TickIT
System Software
1 35 (3.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 33 (2.83%) Active Directory
3 29 (2.49%) VMware ESX
3 29 (2.49%) VMware Workstation
4 4 (0.34%) VMware ESXi
4 4 (0.34%) XenApp
4 4 (0.34%) XenDesktop
4 4 (0.34%) EMC RecoverPoint
5 1 (0.086%) KVM
5 1 (0.086%) Squid
5 1 (0.086%) Xen
Systems Management
1 3 (0.26%) EMC NetWorker
2 2 (0.17%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (0.17%) Oozie
Vendors
1 95 (8.15%) Microsoft
2 80 (6.86%) Oracle
3 35 (3.00%) VMware
4 32 (2.74%) SunGard
5 27 (2.32%) Google
6 21 (1.80%) JBoss
7 10 (0.86%) EMC
8 9 (0.77%) Zend
9 7 (0.60%) Palantir
9 7 (0.60%) Facebook
9 7 (0.60%) Bloomberg
10 6 (0.51%) HP
11 4 (0.34%) ESRI
11 4 (0.34%) i2
11 4 (0.34%) Citrix
11 4 (0.34%) Cisco
11 4 (0.34%) IBM
11 4 (0.34%) Polycom
11 4 (0.34%) Brocade
11 4 (0.34%) Veeam
Swindon, Wiltshire
Xist4 IT Recruitment
Salary: £39-51,000 + Great Benefits
Posted: 5 hours ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + + bonus + benefits
Posted: 6 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
ENTERPRISE RECRUITMENT LTD
Salary: £27000 to £35000 per annum
Posted: 19 hours ago
North West London
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £35000 - £70000 per annum + be - trips, food +
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £33000 - £60000 per annum + ben - trips, pens +
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
SunGard
Salary: Negotiable
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
SunGard
Salary: Negotiable
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Connectus
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Westbourne Partners
Salary: From £30,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
SEC Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £80k - £120k per annum + 20% Bonus + Beneifts
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
SEC Recruitment Limited
Salary: £80000 - £120000 per annum + 20% Bonus + Beneifts
Posted: 4 days ago
Bristol, Somerset
Sogeti
Posted: 4 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
ECM Selection Ltd
Salary: £35k to £55k plus benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
ECM Selection Ltd
Salary: to £40k DOE
Posted: 4 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
MJH Personnel Associates
Salary: Excellent + bens
Posted: 4 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
MJH Personnel Associates
Salary: Excellent + bens
Posted: 4 days ago
UK
Robert Walters
Salary: £35000 per annum + 25 days hol, Pension, Health insurance
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £65000 to £75000 per annum - Bonus & Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
East London
Client Server
Salary: £45k to £60k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
ECM Selection Ltd
Salary: to £60k + benefits
Posted: 5 days ago