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 3 months to 24 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

PhD
Cambridgeshire / Cambridge
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 35 76 94
Rank change year-on-year +41 +18  
Permanent jobs citing PhD 114 35 20
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cambridge 8.43% 2.96% 1.38%
As % of the Qualifications category 21.03% 7.61% 3.53%
Number of salaries quoted 81 32 20
Median salary £45,000 £65,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -30.76% +62.50%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £28,900 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £75,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year -5.88% +6.25%  

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 academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in permanent job vacancies advertised in Cambridge.

Academic & Professional Certification
Cambridge
Permanent job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 542 460 566
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Cambridge 40.09% 38.92% 38.93%
Number of salaries quoted 393 392 466
Median salary £40,500 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.70% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £53,272 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,674
% change year-on-year - +1.98%  

PhD
Job Vacancy Trend in Cambridge

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cambridge citing PhD as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

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 3 months to 24 June 2017.

Salary histogram for PhD in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 24 June 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.

1 164 (73.21%) Mathematics
2 154 (68.75%) C++
3 151 (67.41%) Python
3 151 (67.41%) Machine Learning
4 124 (55.36%) Algorithms
5 117 (52.23%) Java
6 114 (50.89%) Physics
7 104 (46.43%) Software Engineering
8 97 (43.30%) C#
9 92 (41.07%) Computer Science
10 78 (34.82%) Artificial Intelligence
11 77 (34.38%) Degree
12 61 (27.23%) C
13 44 (19.64%) .NET
14 42 (18.75%) Deep Learning
15 37 (16.52%) Augmented Reality
15 37 (16.52%) Statistics
16 36 (16.07%) Linux
17 34 (15.18%) MATLAB
18 33 (14.73%) Multithreading
19 32 (14.29%) Distributed Algorithms
19 32 (14.29%) Smart City
19 32 (14.29%) Smart City Simulations
20 30 (13.39%) SQL
21 25 (11.16%) Numerate Degree
22 24 (10.71%) Neural Network
23 23 (10.27%) ASP.NET
23 23 (10.27%) Natural Language Processing
23 23 (10.27%) Bayesian Methods
24 22 (9.82%) 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 7 (3.13%) Apache Spark
2 5 (2.23%) DNN
3 3 (1.34%) Elasticsearch
3 3 (1.34%) Jupyter
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.89%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.45%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 4 (1.79%) Ethernet
1 4 (1.79%) TCP/IP
2 2 (0.89%) Bluetooth
2 2 (0.89%) Internet
2 2 (0.89%) Wi-Fi
2 2 (0.89%) ZigBee
3 1 (0.45%) 3G
3 1 (0.45%) 4G
3 1 (0.45%) GSM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (4.46%) Data Mining
1 10 (4.46%) Text Mining
2 9 (4.02%) Big Data
3 5 (2.23%) NoSQL
4 4 (1.79%) RDBMS
4 4 (1.79%) Relational Database
5 3 (1.34%) Apache Cassandra
5 3 (1.34%) MySQL
6 1 (0.45%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 17 (7.59%) Visual Studio
2 9 (4.02%) Git (software)
3 4 (1.79%) JUnit
General
1 17 (7.59%) Aerospace
2 15 (6.70%) Electronics
3 9 (4.02%) Games
4 6 (2.68%) Pharmaceutical
5 2 (0.89%) Automotive
6 1 (0.45%) Banking
6 1 (0.45%) Finance
6 1 (0.45%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.45%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 73 (32.59%) Developer
2 70 (31.25%) Software Engineer
3 54 (24.11%) Graduate
4 49 (21.88%) Software Developer
5 27 (12.05%) C++ Developer
5 27 (12.05%) Java Engineer
6 24 (10.71%) C++ Software Developer
6 24 (10.71%) Machine Learning Researcher
7 23 (10.27%) C++ Software Engineer
8 22 (9.82%) Graduate Developer
8 22 (9.82%) Graduate Software Developer
8 22 (9.82%) Java Software Engineer
9 20 (8.93%) Research Engineer
10 19 (8.48%) Mathematical Developer
11 18 (8.04%) Graduate C++ Developer
11 18 (8.04%) Graduate C++ Software Developer
11 18 (8.04%) Java Developer
12 16 (7.14%) Computer Engineer
13 12 (5.36%) Python Software Engineer
14 11 (4.91%) Machine Learning Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (19.64%) .NET
2 23 (10.27%) ASP.NET
2 23 (10.27%) Natural Language Processing
3 16 (7.14%) J2EE
4 11 (4.91%) OpenGL
4 11 (4.91%) XML
5 10 (4.46%) Hibernate
5 10 (4.46%) Spring
6 9 (4.02%) Unity (Game Engine)
7 7 (3.13%) TensorFlow
7 7 (3.13%) Theano
8 5 (2.23%) OpenCV
9 4 (1.79%) REST
10 3 (1.34%) Kafka
10 3 (1.34%) Unreal Engine
11 1 (0.45%) Android SDK
11 1 (0.45%) Apache Flex
11 1 (0.45%) Backbone.js
11 1 (0.45%) D3.js
11 1 (0.45%) J2ME
Miscellaneous
1 124 (55.36%) Algorithms
2 92 (41.07%) Computer Science
3 37 (16.52%) Augmented Reality
4 32 (14.29%) Smart City
5 12 (5.36%) Analytical Skills
6 11 (4.91%) Life Science
7 10 (4.46%) Data Structures
8 4 (1.79%) 3D Graphics
8 4 (1.79%) Smart Energy
9 3 (1.34%) VHDL
10 2 (0.89%) User Experience
11 1 (0.45%) Blackberry
11 1 (0.45%) Client/Server
11 1 (0.45%) Embedded Systems
11 1 (0.45%) Greenfield Project
11 1 (0.45%) Internet of Things
11 1 (0.45%) iPhone
11 1 (0.45%) Mobile App
11 1 (0.45%) Verilog
Operating Systems
1 36 (16.07%) Linux
2 15 (6.70%) Windows
3 3 (1.34%) Unix
4 1 (0.45%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 164 (73.21%) Mathematics
2 151 (67.41%) Machine Learning
3 114 (50.89%) Physics
4 104 (46.43%) Software Engineering
5 78 (34.82%) Artificial Intelligence
6 42 (18.75%) Deep Learning
7 37 (16.52%) Statistics
8 33 (14.73%) Multithreading
9 32 (14.29%) Distributed Algorithms
9 32 (14.29%) Smart City Simulations
10 24 (10.71%) Neural Network
11 23 (10.27%) Bayesian Methods
12 22 (9.82%) Reinforcement Learning
13 21 (9.38%) Economics
14 18 (8.04%) Probabilistic Modelling
15 17 (7.59%) CAD
15 17 (7.59%) Signal Processing
16 15 (6.70%) OO
17 14 (6.25%) OOP
18 13 (5.80%) Image Processing
Programming Languages
1 154 (68.75%) C++
2 151 (67.41%) Python
3 117 (52.23%) Java
4 97 (43.30%) C#
5 61 (27.23%) C
6 34 (15.18%) MATLAB
7 30 (13.39%) SQL
8 21 (9.38%) Julia
9 20 (8.93%) R
10 13 (5.80%) Scala
11 9 (4.02%) JavaScript
12 8 (3.57%) PHP
13 4 (1.79%) Embedded C
13 4 (1.79%) Fortran
14 3 (1.34%) Assembly Language
14 3 (1.34%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 77 (34.38%) Degree
2 25 (11.16%) Numerate Degree
3 20 (8.93%) Computer Science Degree
4 10 (4.46%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (3.57%) QA
System Software
1 3 (1.34%) Firmware
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