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

Location
3 months to
22 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
PhD
Rank 491 487 466
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -21
Permanent jobs citing PhD 464 488 512
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.41% 0.45% 0.45%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.51% 1.68% 1.54%
Number of salaries quoted 404 421 448
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £75,000 £92,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
- +14.28%

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
30703 29071 33147
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 27.27% 26.77% 28.97%
Number of salaries quoted 24261 23707 27567
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% +1.19%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £27,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

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 22 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 22 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 -13 441 £45,000 - 80
London -18 242 £50,000 - 24
South East +24 132 £40,000 - 14
City of London -14 56 £52,500 -8.69% 6
Surrey +8 55 £35,250 +0.71% 1
Oxfordshire +11 38 £42,500 +6.25% 6
East of England -38 38 £32,500 -13.33% 27
Oxford +18 28 £42,500 +6.25% 1
Hampshire +13 25 £47,500 +5.55% 2
South West -3 22 £46,500 -19.13% 5
Cambridge +1 20 £38,000 +26.66% 24
Cambridgeshire -21 20 £38,000 -5.00% 24
Scotland -1 16 £42,500 +54.54% 1
Guildford +6 14 £45,000 -5.26%
Edinburgh -2 13 £42,250 +83.69% 1
Abingdon -3 13 £50,000 +81.81% 1
Newcastle upon Tyne -3 13 £40,000 -5.88% 1
Tyne and Wear -5 13 £40,000 -5.88% 1
North East -12 13 £40,000 -5.88% 1
Southampton +20 11 £50,000 - 2
Bedfordshire - 11 £32,500 -
Bristol +5 10 £25,000 -18.03% 4
Gloucestershire - 9 £51,000 - 1
East Midlands 0 8 £32,500 -
Teddington -6 8 £42,500 +41.66%
Northampton -19 8 £32,500 -
Northamptonshire -19 8 £32,500 -
Buckinghamshire +6 7 £32,500 -
Milton Keynes 0 7 £32,500 -
Bedford - 7 £32,500 -

PhD
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 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.

1 536 (48.64%) Degree
2 520 (47.19%) Java
3 488 (44.28%) Computer Science
4 462 (41.92%) Mathematics
5 440 (39.93%) C++
6 357 (32.40%) Software Engineering
7 307 (27.86%) Physics
8 295 (26.77%) Algorithms
9 251 (22.78%) Agile Software Development
10 249 (22.60%) Python
11 238 (21.60%) SQL
12 236 (21.42%) Finance
13 216 (19.60%) OO
14 208 (18.87%) C#
15 193 (17.51%) Linux
16 192 (17.42%) Analytics
17 164 (14.88%) MATLAB
17 164 (14.88%) R
18 158 (14.34%) Statistics
19 156 (14.16%) C
19 156 (14.16%) Hadoop
20 152 (13.79%) Big Data
21 141 (12.79%) Analytical Skills
22 136 (12.34%) Windows
23 132 (11.98%) Oracle
24 109 (9.89%) .NET
25 104 (9.44%) Scala
26 102 (9.26%) JavaScript
27 94 (8.53%) OOD
27 94 (8.53%) Pharmaceutical

PhD
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 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 83 (7.53%) SAS
2 30 (2.72%) MS Exchange
3 27 (2.45%) Apache Pig
4 10 (0.91%) Lync
4 10 (0.91%) Exchange Server 2007
5 9 (0.82%) Apache Spark
6 8 (0.73%) Mule
7 5 (0.45%) Apache
8 4 (0.36%) Node.js
9 3 (0.27%) ArcGIS
9 3 (0.27%) Elasticsearch
10 2 (0.18%) Tornado
10 2 (0.18%) IBM HTTP Server
10 2 (0.18%) CMS
11 1 (0.091%) Oracle Coherence
11 1 (0.091%) Drupal
11 1 (0.091%) WordPress
11 1 (0.091%) Tomcat
11 1 (0.091%) JBoss
11 1 (0.091%) SharePoint
Applications
1 65 (5.90%) MS Excel
2 55 (4.99%) SPSS
3 37 (3.36%) MS Office
4 34 (3.09%) MS PowerPoint
5 33 (2.99%) CPLEX
6 14 (1.27%) NASTRAN
7 13 (1.18%) Mathematica
8 8 (0.73%) Weka
9 6 (0.54%) Simulink
10 5 (0.45%) Stata
11 3 (0.27%) S-PLUS
12 1 (0.091%) Windchill
12 1 (0.091%) Pro/ENGINEER
12 1 (0.091%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 11 (1.00%) Oracle BPM
2 4 (0.36%) SunGard APT
3 1 (0.091%) Google Analytics
3 1 (0.091%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 13 (1.18%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (0.54%) GitHub
3 5 (0.45%) Cloud Computing
4 3 (0.27%) Microsoft Azure
5 2 (0.18%) SaaS
5 2 (0.18%) ElastiCache
5 2 (0.18%) Amazon ElastiCache
6 1 (0.091%) Amazon EMR
Communications & Networking
1 32 (2.90%) SAN
2 30 (2.72%) HTTP
3 21 (1.91%) Internet
4 20 (1.81%) TCP/IP
5 11 (1.00%) Firewall
6 10 (0.91%) Cisco ASA
6 10 (0.91%) VPN
6 10 (0.91%) DNS
6 10 (0.91%) VoIP
6 10 (0.91%) DHCP
7 7 (0.64%) Wireless
8 5 (0.45%) Software-Defined Radio
9 4 (0.36%) Ethernet
10 2 (0.18%) TETRA
10 2 (0.18%) DVB
10 2 (0.18%) RTP
10 2 (0.18%) SS7
10 2 (0.18%) Gigabit Ethernet
11 1 (0.091%) NGN
11 1 (0.091%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 156 (14.16%) Hadoop
2 152 (13.79%) Big Data
3 83 (7.53%) MySQL
4 75 (6.81%) Relational Database
5 73 (6.62%) Data Mining
6 63 (5.72%) SQL Server
7 54 (4.90%) Mahout
8 39 (3.54%) NoSQL
9 33 (2.99%) MongoDB
10 23 (2.09%) Apache Hive
11 19 (1.72%) RDBMS
12 15 (1.36%) Redis
13 14 (1.27%) CouchDB
13 14 (1.27%) Base SAS
14 13 (1.18%) Apache Cassandra
15 10 (0.91%) SQL Server 2008
15 10 (0.91%) DB2
15 10 (0.91%) SAS Enterprise Miner
16 9 (0.82%) Data Warehouse
17 8 (0.73%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 49 (4.45%) Eclipse
2 28 (2.54%) Maven
3 25 (2.27%) Git (software)
4 21 (1.91%) YourKit
5 17 (1.54%) Selenium
6 16 (1.45%) QuickTest Pro
7 15 (1.36%) Subversion
8 13 (1.18%) Visual Studio
8 13 (1.18%) JUnit
9 12 (1.09%) Jenkins
10 10 (0.91%) JMeter
10 10 (0.91%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 9 (0.82%) Ant
11 9 (0.82%) Mercurial
12 8 (0.73%) Gradle
13 7 (0.64%) Team Foundation Server
14 5 (0.45%) Jasmine
15 3 (0.27%) Grunt
15 3 (0.27%) WinDbg
15 3 (0.27%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 236 (21.42%) Finance
2 94 (8.53%) Pharmaceutical
3 77 (6.99%) Games
4 54 (4.90%) Banking
5 49 (4.45%) Retail
6 45 (4.08%) Electronics
7 41 (3.72%) Front Office
8 40 (3.63%) Marketing
9 35 (3.18%) Financial Institution
10 30 (2.72%) Telecoms
10 30 (2.72%) Manufacturing
11 27 (2.45%) Aerospace
12 16 (1.45%) Advertising
13 11 (1.00%) Automotive
14 8 (0.73%) Legal
14 8 (0.73%) Investment Banking
15 6 (0.54%) Publishing
16 4 (0.36%) Law
17 3 (0.27%) French Language
17 3 (0.27%) Military
Job Titles
1 451 (40.93%) Developer
2 180 (16.33%) Java Developer
3 151 (13.70%) Software Engineer
4 141 (12.79%) Software Developer
5 136 (12.34%) Data Scientist
6 114 (10.34%) Graduate
7 104 (9.44%) Analyst
8 65 (5.90%) C++ Developer
9 61 (5.54%) Consultant
10 59 (5.35%) Senior Developer
11 57 (5.17%) C# Developer
12 49 (4.45%) Statistician
13 44 (3.99%) Research Engineer
14 40 (3.63%) C++ Software Engineer
15 39 (3.54%) Senior Java Developer
16 38 (3.45%) Junior
17 37 (3.36%) Research Scientist
18 34 (3.09%) C++ Software Developer
19 33 (2.99%) Java Software Developer
20 32 (2.90%) Graduate Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 109 (9.89%) .NET
2 89 (8.08%) HTML
3 66 (5.99%) Web Services
4 63 (5.72%) CSS
5 61 (5.54%) jQuery
6 50 (4.54%) XML
7 45 (4.08%) HTML5
8 41 (3.72%) Spring
9 40 (3.63%) Cascading
9 40 (3.63%) Hibernate
10 39 (3.54%) J2EE
11 33 (2.99%) ASP.NET
12 32 (2.90%) CSS3
13 29 (2.63%) JSON
14 28 (2.54%) REST
15 25 (2.27%) OpenGL
16 24 (2.18%) J2SE
17 23 (2.09%) OpenCL
18 22 (2.00%) Qt
18 22 (2.00%) GWT
Miscellaneous
1 488 (44.28%) Computer Science
2 462 (41.92%) Mathematics
3 307 (27.86%) Physics
4 295 (26.77%) Algorithms
5 158 (14.34%) Statistics
6 141 (12.79%) Analytical Skills
7 91 (8.26%) Visualisation
8 81 (7.35%) Chemistry
9 66 (5.99%) Economics
10 65 (5.90%) Life Science
11 64 (5.81%) Hedge funds
12 59 (5.35%) Biology
13 51 (4.63%) Artificial Intelligence
14 43 (3.90%) Applied Mathematics
15 41 (3.72%) 3D Graphics
16 40 (3.63%) Biotechnology
17 36 (3.27%) Data Structures
18 30 (2.72%) Neural Network
19 29 (2.63%) Digital Media
20 26 (2.36%) VHDL
Operating Systems
1 193 (17.51%) Linux
2 136 (12.34%) Windows
3 47 (4.26%) UNIX
4 21 (1.91%) Windows Server 2008
5 20 (1.81%) Windows 7
5 20 (1.81%) Solaris
6 16 (1.45%) Android
6 16 (1.45%) Mac OS X
7 10 (0.91%) Windows 8
7 10 (0.91%) Windows Server 2003
7 10 (0.91%) Windows XP
7 10 (0.91%) AIX
8 8 (0.73%) Ubuntu
9 4 (0.36%) Debian
10 3 (0.27%) Embedded Linux
10 3 (0.27%) Apple iOS
11 1 (0.091%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 357 (32.40%) Software Engineering
2 251 (22.78%) Agile Software Development
3 216 (19.60%) OO
4 192 (17.42%) Analytics
5 94 (8.53%) OOD
6 90 (8.17%) Machine Learning
7 87 (7.89%) Data Analysis
8 82 (7.44%) Multithreading
9 78 (7.08%) MapReduce
10 70 (6.35%) TDD
11 64 (5.81%) Signal Processing
12 62 (5.63%) Bioinformatics
13 61 (5.54%) Bayesian Methods
14 60 (5.44%) Information Security
15 50 (4.54%) Predictive Modelling
16 47 (4.26%) Data Modelling
17 44 (3.99%) Scrum
18 43 (3.90%) Continuous Integration
19 42 (3.81%) Web Development
20 41 (3.72%) Time Series Analysis
Programming Languages
1 520 (47.19%) Java
2 440 (39.93%) C++
3 249 (22.60%) Python
4 238 (21.60%) SQL
5 208 (18.87%) C#
6 164 (14.88%) MATLAB
6 164 (14.88%) R
7 156 (14.16%) C
8 104 (9.44%) Scala
9 102 (9.26%) JavaScript
10 66 (5.99%) Perl
11 38 (3.45%) Ruby
12 37 (3.36%) Fortran
13 30 (2.72%) PowerShell
14 27 (2.45%) VB.NET
15 26 (2.36%) PL/SQL
16 25 (2.27%) Clojure
17 14 (1.27%) PHP
18 13 (1.18%) VB
18 13 (1.18%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 536 (48.64%) Degree
2 30 (2.72%) HND
2 30 (2.72%) CIPD
2 30 (2.72%) Security Cleared
3 26 (2.36%) ISEB
4 18 (1.63%) SC Cleared
5 16 (1.45%) DV Cleared
6 15 (1.36%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 13 (1.18%) HNC
8 12 (1.09%) CISM
8 12 (1.09%) CISSP
8 12 (1.09%) CISMP
9 11 (1.00%) MBA
10 8 (0.73%) Postgraduate
11 4 (0.36%) PMI Certification
11 4 (0.36%) Sun Certification
12 3 (0.27%) Chartered Engineer
12 3 (0.27%) SAS Certification
13 1 (0.091%) Microsoft Certification
13 1 (0.091%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (1.45%) QA
2 12 (1.09%) PCI DSS
3 10 (0.91%) GLP
4 5 (0.45%) JTAG
5 3 (0.27%) IAS 39
5 3 (0.27%) Basel II
5 3 (0.27%) Data Quality
5 3 (0.27%) Basel III
6 2 (0.18%) CDISC
6 2 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 1 (0.091%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.091%) DO-178B
System Software
1 34 (3.09%) VMware Infrastructure
2 31 (2.81%) Active Directory
3 20 (1.81%) VMware ESX
3 20 (1.81%) VMware Workstation
4 10 (0.91%) XenApp
4 10 (0.91%) XenServer
5 5 (0.45%) Firmware
6 1 (0.091%) Xen
6 1 (0.091%) Platform Symphony
6 1 (0.091%) KVM
6 1 (0.091%) vSphere
6 1 (0.091%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 10 (0.91%) HP Quality Center
1 10 (0.91%) Backup Exec
2 8 (0.73%) YUM
2 8 (0.73%) Opscode Chef
3 4 (0.36%) Puppet
Vendors
1 132 (11.98%) Oracle
2 84 (7.62%) Microsoft
3 34 (3.09%) VMware
4 12 (1.09%) EMC
5 11 (1.00%) Cisco
6 10 (0.91%) Veeam
6 10 (0.91%) HP
6 10 (0.91%) Citrix
6 10 (0.91%) IronPort
6 10 (0.91%) Polycom
7 9 (0.82%) TIBCO
8 7 (0.64%) ESRI
9 6 (0.54%) Tableau
9 6 (0.54%) IBM
10 5 (0.45%) Juniper
11 4 (0.36%) Hortonworks
11 4 (0.36%) Cloudera
11 4 (0.36%) i2
11 4 (0.36%) Sun
11 4 (0.36%) SunGard
London
Spencer Rose
Salary: Up to £80,000 per annum
Posted: 8 hours ago
Central London / West End
Client Server
Salary: £40k to £55k + benefits
Posted: 8 hours ago
West London
Client Server
Salary: £50k to £55k + bonus (c50%)
Posted: 12 hours ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Search Consultancy
Salary: £20000.00 - £26000.00 per annum
Posted: 14 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
ENTERPRISE RECRUITMENT LTD
Salary: From £25,000 to £32,000 per annum Profit Share, Free Canteen, Private
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Client Server
Salary: £35k to £45k + bonus + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Quant Capital
Salary: Up to £60,000 per annum Bonus + Pension
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Novate IT Ltd
Salary: £30000 to £40000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Oho Group Ltd.
Salary: £0 to £50 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Suffolk
ECM Selection
Salary: £Negotiable DoE + top benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
E-synergy Solutions
Salary: £65000 - £85000 per annum + Bonus, Benifits, Share Options
Posted: 2 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Glotel
Salary: benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Hydrogen Group
Salary: £45000.00 - £56000.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Quant Capital
Salary: Up to £45,000 per annum Bonus Medical Pension (8%)
Posted: 2 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Quant Capital
Salary: Up to £90,000 per annum 50% Bonus Pension
Posted: 2 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Quant Capital
Salary: Up to £85,000 per annum 50% Bonus Pension
Posted: 2 days ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £31000 - £36000 per annum + +Pension, other Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Berkshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £25000 - £50000 per annum + bens
Posted: 2 days ago
Central London / West End
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £28000 - £35000 per annum + Bens - bonus, flexi time, more
Posted: 3 days ago
Central London / West End
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum + be - 20% bonus, trips, pens +
Posted: 3 days ago