Period
to 18 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Cambridge with a requirement for PhD qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 6 months to 18 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

PhD
Cambridgeshire > Cambridge
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 27 60 90
Rank change year-on-year +33 +30 +39
Permanent jobs citing PhD 299 99 74
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cambridge 9.86% 4.34% 2.58%
As % of the Qualifications category 21.92% 10.69% 6.75%
Number of salaries quoted 227 68 74
Cambridge median annual salary £60,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +14.29% +5.00% +28.21%
10th Percentile £30,000 £26,250 £31,250
90th Percentile £85,000 £87,500 £67,500
Cambridgeshire median annual salary £60,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +14.29% +5.00% +25.00%

PhD is in the Academic Qualifications and Professional Certifications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Cambridge with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
Cambridge
Permanent vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 1364 926 1096
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cambridge 45.00% 40.56% 38.15%
Number of salaries quoted 1008 733 916
Cambridge median annual salary £47,500 £42,500 £40,750
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.76% +4.29% +1.88%
10th Percentile £26,750 £23,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £72,500 £67,500 £61,875
Cambridgeshire median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -

PhD
Job Vacancy Trend in Cambridge

Job postings citing PhD as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Cambridge.

Job vacancy trend for PhD in Cambridge

PhD
Salary Trend in Cambridge

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing PhD in Cambridge.

Salary trend for PhD in Cambridge

PhD
Salary Histogram in Cambridge

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing PhD in Cambridge over the 6 months to 18 November 2017.

Salary histogram for PhD in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 18 November 2017, IT jobs citing PhD also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Cambridge region with a requirement for PhD.

1 173 (57.86%) Python
2 163 (54.52%) Machine Learning
3 157 (52.51%) Algorithms
4 155 (51.84%) Mathematics
5 136 (45.48%) C++
6 122 (40.80%) Physics
7 119 (39.80%) Java
8 115 (38.46%) Artificial Intelligence
9 98 (32.78%) Computer Science
10 87 (29.10%) Software Engineering
11 85 (28.43%) Degree
12 75 (25.08%) C
13 70 (23.41%) MATLAB
14 57 (19.06%) C#
15 55 (18.39%) Statistics
16 41 (13.71%) JavaScript
16 41 (13.71%) Deep Learning
17 40 (13.38%) Distributed Algorithms
17 40 (13.38%) Multithreading
17 40 (13.38%) SQL
18 39 (13.04%) Economics
18 39 (13.04%) Julia
19 38 (12.71%) Neural Network
19 38 (12.71%) Finance
20 36 (12.04%) Smart City
20 36 (12.04%) Smart City Simulations
21 34 (11.37%) Electronics
22 32 (10.70%) Bayesian Methods
23 31 (10.37%) Big Data
24 30 (10.03%) Reinforcement Learning

PhD
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 12 (4.01%) Apache Spark
2 2 (0.67%) SAS
3 1 (0.33%) Jupyter
Applications
1 4 (1.34%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (0.67%) SOLIDWORKS
3 1 (0.33%) GNU Octave
3 1 (0.33%) Mathematica
3 1 (0.33%) Weka
Cloud Services
1 6 (2.01%) SaaS
2 4 (1.34%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (0.67%) Azure Machine Learning
3 2 (0.67%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (0.67%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 7 (2.34%) Ethernet
1 7 (2.34%) TCP/IP
2 5 (1.67%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (10.37%) Big Data
2 16 (5.35%) NoSQL
3 8 (2.68%) RDBMS
3 8 (2.68%) Relational Database
4 4 (1.34%) Data Mining
4 4 (1.34%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 8 (2.68%) Git (software)
1 8 (2.68%) JUnit
2 6 (2.01%) gulp
3 1 (0.33%) LabVIEW
General
1 38 (12.71%) Finance
2 34 (11.37%) Electronics
3 5 (1.67%) Marketing
4 3 (1.00%) Telecoms
5 2 (0.67%) Advertising
5 2 (0.67%) Pharmaceutical
5 2 (0.67%) Retail
6 1 (0.33%) Arabic Language
6 1 (0.33%) Banking
6 1 (0.33%) French Language
6 1 (0.33%) Games
6 1 (0.33%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.33%) Portuguese Language
6 1 (0.33%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 64 (21.40%) Developer
2 59 (19.73%) Software Engineer
3 36 (12.04%) Graduate
3 36 (12.04%) Research Engineer
4 33 (11.04%) Data Scientist
5 23 (7.69%) Security Engineer
6 22 (7.36%) Machine Learning Researcher
7 21 (7.02%) Machine Learning Engineer
7 21 (7.02%) Mobile Engineer
8 20 (6.69%) Software Developer
9 19 (6.35%) Web Engineer
10 18 (6.02%) C++ Developer
11 16 (5.35%) Machine Learning Scientist
11 16 (5.35%) Physicist
12 15 (5.02%) Graduate Developer
12 15 (5.02%) Python Software Engineer
13 14 (4.68%) Python Developer
14 13 (4.35%) C++ Software Engineer
15 11 (3.68%) Consultant
16 10 (3.34%) C++ Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (8.03%) jQuery
2 23 (7.69%) CSS
2 23 (7.69%) HTML
2 23 (7.69%) TensorFlow
3 18 (6.02%) Node.js
4 17 (5.69%) .NET
4 17 (5.69%) Backbone.js
4 17 (5.69%) D3.js
5 13 (4.35%) Natural Language Processing
6 9 (3.01%) ASP.NET
7 8 (2.68%) REST
8 7 (2.34%) JSON
9 6 (2.01%) AngularJS
9 6 (2.01%) CSS3
9 6 (2.01%) HTML5
9 6 (2.01%) React
9 6 (2.01%) RESTful
9 6 (2.01%) Web Services
10 5 (1.67%) Keras
11 4 (1.34%) OpenCV
Miscellaneous
1 157 (52.51%) Algorithms
2 98 (32.78%) Computer Science
3 36 (12.04%) Smart City
4 28 (9.36%) Java Card
5 19 (6.35%) User Experience
6 15 (5.02%) Analytical Skills
7 14 (4.68%) Acoustics
7 14 (4.68%) Augmented Reality
7 14 (4.68%) Mobile App
7 14 (4.68%) Mobile Payment
8 8 (2.68%) Renewable Energy
8 8 (2.68%) Smart Energy
9 5 (1.67%) Embedded Systems
9 5 (1.67%) Internet of Things
9 5 (1.67%) Life Science
9 5 (1.67%) Smart Home
10 4 (1.34%) Robotics
11 3 (1.00%) MPEG
12 1 (0.33%) Client/Server
12 1 (0.33%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 22 (7.36%) Linux
2 8 (2.68%) Unix
3 5 (1.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 163 (54.52%) Machine Learning
2 155 (51.84%) Mathematics
3 122 (40.80%) Physics
4 115 (38.46%) Artificial Intelligence
5 87 (29.10%) Software Engineering
6 55 (18.39%) Statistics
7 41 (13.71%) Deep Learning
8 40 (13.38%) Distributed Algorithms
8 40 (13.38%) Multithreading
9 39 (13.04%) Economics
10 38 (12.71%) Neural Network
11 36 (12.04%) Smart City Simulations
12 32 (10.70%) Bayesian Methods
13 30 (10.03%) Reinforcement Learning
14 29 (9.70%) Open Source
15 28 (9.36%) Information Security
15 28 (9.36%) Probabilistic Modelling
15 28 (9.36%) Security Architecture
15 28 (9.36%) Threat Modelling
16 26 (8.70%) Systems Analysis
Programming Languages
1 173 (57.86%) Python
2 136 (45.48%) C++
3 119 (39.80%) Java
4 75 (25.08%) C
5 70 (23.41%) MATLAB
6 57 (19.06%) C#
7 41 (13.71%) JavaScript
8 40 (13.38%) SQL
9 39 (13.04%) Julia
10 29 (9.70%) R
11 8 (2.68%) Scala
12 7 (2.34%) PHP
12 7 (2.34%) Ruby
13 5 (1.67%) Bash Shell
14 3 (1.00%) VBA
15 1 (0.33%) Perl
Qualifications
1 85 (28.43%) Degree
2 12 (4.01%) Master's Degree
2 12 (4.01%) Numerate Degree
3 9 (3.01%) Computer Science Degree
4 3 (1.00%) Security Cleared
5 2 (0.67%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (1.34%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (0.67%) Microsoft
2 1 (0.33%) Tableau