Period
to 16 August 2018

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 16 August 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

PhD
Cambridgeshire > Cambridge
6 months to
16 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 32 34 90
Rank change year-on-year +2 +56 +28
Permanent jobs citing PhD 213 223 69
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cambridge 8.23% 8.21% 2.82%
As % of the Qualifications category 25.51% 19.65% 7.41%
Number of salaries quoted 157 162 55
Cambridge median annual salary £55,000 £60,000 £65,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -8.33% -7.69% +44.44%
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £26,750
90th Percentile £76,250 £90,000 £87,500
Cambridgeshire median annual salary £55,000 £60,000 £65,000
% change year-on-year -8.33% -7.69% +44.44%

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 835 1,135 931
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cambridge 32.26% 41.80% 38.09%
Number of salaries quoted 589 827 745
Cambridge median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.88% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £75,000 £72,500 £67,000
Cambridgeshire median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - -

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 16 August 2018.

Salary histogram for PhD in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 16 August 2018, IT jobs citing PhD also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the Cambridge region with a requirement for PhD.

1 149 (69.95%) Python
2 141 (66.20%) Machine Learning
3 133 (62.44%) Mathematics
4 118 (55.40%) Artificial Intelligence
5 114 (53.52%) C++
6 107 (50.23%) Java
7 97 (45.54%) Physics
8 90 (42.25%) C
9 85 (39.91%) Software Engineering
10 82 (38.50%) Computer Science
10 82 (38.50%) Algorithms
11 60 (28.17%) Natural Language Processing
12 55 (25.82%) Bayesian Methods
13 53 (24.88%) Degree
14 52 (24.41%) Deep Learning
15 51 (23.94%) C#
16 49 (23.00%) Multithreading
16 49 (23.00%) Distributed Algorithms
17 42 (19.72%) Reinforcement Learning
18 40 (18.78%) Biology
19 37 (17.37%) TensorFlow
20 36 (16.90%) Data Science
21 35 (16.43%) Probabilistic Modelling
21 35 (16.43%) Linux
22 34 (15.96%) Computational Linguistics
22 34 (15.96%) Computational Biology
23 33 (15.49%) Games
24 29 (13.62%) Big Data
25 28 (13.15%) Decision-Making
26 26 (12.21%) Smart City

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 13 (6.10%) Apache Spark
2 8 (3.76%) Apache
3 1 (0.47%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 4 (1.88%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 7 (3.29%) Amazon AWS
1 7 (3.29%) Google Cloud Platform
1 7 (3.29%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (1.88%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 8 (3.76%) SMS
2 7 (3.29%) Ethernet
2 7 (3.29%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.47%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (13.62%) Big Data
2 12 (5.63%) Blockchain
3 9 (4.23%) Hadoop
4 8 (3.76%) NoSQL
5 6 (2.82%) Relational Database
6 4 (1.88%) Data Mining
6 4 (1.88%) Power BI
7 1 (0.47%) Apache Cassandra
7 1 (0.47%) HBase
7 1 (0.47%) MongoDB
7 1 (0.47%) QlikView
7 1 (0.47%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 8 (3.76%) Git (software)
General
1 33 (15.49%) Games
2 4 (1.88%) Telecoms
3 3 (1.41%) Finance
3 3 (1.41%) Publishing
4 2 (0.94%) Law
5 1 (0.47%) Banking
5 1 (0.47%) Financial Institution
5 1 (0.47%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.47%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 75 (35.21%) Graduate
2 57 (26.76%) Software Engineer
3 52 (24.41%) Developer
4 39 (18.31%) Machine Learning Engineer
5 35 (16.43%) Graduate Software Engineer
6 24 (11.27%) Developer/Software Engineer
7 23 (10.80%) C++ Developer
8 21 (9.86%) Research Engineer
9 20 (9.39%) C++ Software Engineer
10 19 (8.92%) Data Scientist
11 18 (8.45%) Python Engineer
11 18 (8.45%) Software Developer
12 17 (7.98%) Graduate Developer
13 12 (5.63%) Web Engineer
14 9 (4.23%) C++ Software Developer
14 9 (4.23%) Graduate C++ Software Engineer
15 8 (3.76%) Java Software Engineer
15 8 (3.76%) Mathematical Developer
15 8 (3.76%) Mobile Engineer
15 8 (3.76%) Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 60 (28.17%) Natural Language Processing
2 37 (17.37%) TensorFlow
3 15 (7.04%) STL
4 14 (6.57%) .NET
5 7 (3.29%) jQuery
5 7 (3.29%) Node.js
6 6 (2.82%) HTML
6 6 (2.82%) HTML5
6 6 (2.82%) Keras
6 6 (2.82%) scikit-learn
6 6 (2.82%) Web Services
7 5 (2.35%) ASP.NET
7 5 (2.35%) Middleware
7 5 (2.35%) NumPy
7 5 (2.35%) Pandas
7 5 (2.35%) SciPy
8 1 (0.47%) Kafka
8 1 (0.47%) OpenCV
Miscellaneous
1 82 (38.50%) Algorithms
1 82 (38.50%) Computer Science
2 26 (12.21%) Smart City
3 18 (8.45%) Analytical Skills
4 16 (7.51%) User Experience
5 14 (6.57%) Robotics
6 9 (4.23%) Java Card
7 8 (3.76%) Grid Computing
8 7 (3.29%) Device Driver
9 5 (2.35%) Mobile App
9 5 (2.35%) Mobile Payment
10 3 (1.41%) Augmented Reality
11 2 (0.94%) Embedded Systems
11 2 (0.94%) iPad
11 2 (0.94%) iPhone
11 2 (0.94%) PlayStation
11 2 (0.94%) Xbox
12 1 (0.47%) Data Structures
12 1 (0.47%) Internet of Things
12 1 (0.47%) Smart Home
Operating Systems
1 35 (16.43%) Linux
2 5 (2.35%) Robot Operating System
3 2 (0.94%) Android
4 1 (0.47%) Unix
4 1 (0.47%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 141 (66.20%) Machine Learning
2 133 (62.44%) Mathematics
3 118 (55.40%) Artificial Intelligence
4 97 (45.54%) Physics
5 85 (39.91%) Software Engineering
6 55 (25.82%) Bayesian Methods
7 52 (24.41%) Deep Learning
8 49 (23.00%) Distributed Algorithms
8 49 (23.00%) Multithreading
9 42 (19.72%) Reinforcement Learning
10 40 (18.78%) Biology
11 36 (16.90%) Data Science
12 35 (16.43%) Probabilistic Modelling
13 34 (15.96%) Computational Biology
13 34 (15.96%) Computational Linguistics
14 28 (13.15%) Decision-Making
15 25 (11.74%) Neural Network
16 16 (7.51%) Data Engineering
17 15 (7.04%) Computer Vision
17 15 (7.04%) OO
Programming Languages
1 149 (69.95%) Python
2 114 (53.52%) C++
3 107 (50.23%) Java
4 90 (42.25%) C
5 51 (23.94%) C#
6 12 (5.63%) JavaScript
7 11 (5.16%) R
8 7 (3.29%) PHP
9 4 (1.88%) MATLAB
10 1 (0.47%) Bash Shell
10 1 (0.47%) Embedded C
10 1 (0.47%) Julia
Qualifications
1 53 (24.88%) Degree
2 16 (7.51%) Computer Science Degree
3 11 (5.16%) Numerate Degree
4 1 (0.47%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (3.29%) GCP
2 3 (1.41%) QA
System Software
1 2 (0.94%) Firmware
2 1 (0.47%) Apache Flume
Vendors
1 5 (2.35%) Tableau
2 3 (1.41%) Capita
3 1 (0.47%) Cloudera
3 1 (0.47%) Cognos
3 1 (0.47%) Google
3 1 (0.47%) Hortonworks