Period
to 19 December 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 19 December 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD, DPhil, EngD, Doctorate)
Cambridgeshire > Cambridge
6 months to
19 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 50 15 51
Rank change year-on-year -35 +36 +18
Permanent jobs citing PhD 108 487 116
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cambridge 5.38% 15.12% 4.98%
As % of the Qualifications category 19.01% 31.75% 11.68%
Number of salaries quoted 85 341 75
Cambridge median annual salary £57,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +15.00% - -
10th Percentile £40,250 £30,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £97,500 £82,500 £87,000
Cambridgeshire median annual salary £57,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +15.00% - -

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 568 1,534 993
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cambridge 28.30% 47.62% 42.64%
Number of salaries quoted 449 1,141 786
Cambridge median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% +5.88% +4.94%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £25,000
90th Percentile £75,000 £71,250 £66,000
Cambridgeshire median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% 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 19 December 2018.

Salary histogram for PhD in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 76 (70.37%) Python
2 72 (66.67%) Machine Learning
3 57 (52.78%) C++
4 56 (51.85%) Artificial Intelligence
5 53 (49.07%) Mathematics
6 50 (46.30%) Java
7 49 (45.37%) C
8 46 (42.59%) Algorithms
9 45 (41.67%) Deep Learning
9 45 (41.67%) Natural Language Processing
10 43 (39.81%) Reinforcement Learning
11 36 (33.33%) TensorFlow
12 35 (32.41%) C#
13 33 (30.56%) Software Engineering
14 31 (28.70%) Biology
14 31 (28.70%) Bayesian Methods
14 31 (28.70%) Computational Biology
15 30 (27.78%) Computational Linguistics
15 30 (27.78%) Probabilistic Modelling
15 30 (27.78%) Distributed Algorithms
15 30 (27.78%) MPhil
15 30 (27.78%) Multithreading
16 28 (25.93%) Games
17 27 (25.00%) Physics
18 26 (24.07%) Computer Science
19 21 (19.44%) Markov Model
20 19 (17.59%) Linux
21 18 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
21 18 (16.67%) Robotics
22 17 (15.74%) Decision-Making

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 5 (4.63%) Apache Spark
2 1 (0.93%) Apache
Cloud Services
1 10 (9.26%) Cloud Computing
2 7 (6.48%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (1.85%) SaaS
4 1 (0.93%) Google Cloud Platform
4 1 (0.93%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 5 (4.63%) Ethernet
1 5 (4.63%) TCP/IP
2 3 (2.78%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (7.41%) Blockchain
1 8 (7.41%) Hadoop
2 4 (3.70%) Big Data
3 3 (2.78%) MongoDB
4 2 (1.85%) NoSQL
5 1 (0.93%) Apache Cassandra
5 1 (0.93%) HBase
5 1 (0.93%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 9 (8.33%) Git (software)
General
1 28 (25.93%) Games
2 16 (14.81%) Publishing
3 12 (11.11%) Telecoms
4 4 (3.70%) Finance
4 4 (3.70%) Marketing
4 4 (3.70%) Pharmaceutical
5 3 (2.78%) Spanish Language
6 1 (0.93%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.93%) Law
Job Titles
1 37 (34.26%) Developer
2 27 (25.00%) Software Engineer
3 21 (19.44%) Developer/Software Engineer
4 20 (18.52%) Software Developer
5 18 (16.67%) Machine Learning Engineer
6 14 (12.96%) Graduate
6 14 (12.96%) Mobile Engineer
7 10 (9.26%) Data Scientist
7 10 (9.26%) Machine Learning Researcher
8 9 (8.33%) Mathematical Developer
8 9 (8.33%) Research Engineer
9 8 (7.41%) C++ Developer
10 7 (6.48%) Graduate Software Engineer
10 7 (6.48%) Mathematical Modelling Developer
10 7 (6.48%) Mathematical Modelling Engineer
10 7 (6.48%) Security Engineer
10 7 (6.48%) Systems Engineer
11 6 (5.56%) Machine Learning Developer
11 6 (5.56%) Python Engineer
12 5 (4.63%) Linux Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (41.67%) Natural Language Processing
2 36 (33.33%) TensorFlow
3 8 (7.41%) OpenCL
3 8 (7.41%) OpenGL ES
3 8 (7.41%) Vulkan
4 5 (4.63%) Middleware
5 4 (3.70%) Keras
6 3 (2.78%) .NET
6 3 (2.78%) Node.js
6 3 (2.78%) NumPy
6 3 (2.78%) Pandas
6 3 (2.78%) scikit-learn
6 3 (2.78%) SciPy
7 2 (1.85%) AngularJS
7 2 (1.85%) React
8 1 (0.93%) ASP.NET
8 1 (0.93%) Caffe
8 1 (0.93%) DirectX
8 1 (0.93%) Kafka
8 1 (0.93%) OpenCV
Miscellaneous
1 46 (42.59%) Algorithms
2 18 (16.67%) Robotics
3 16 (14.81%) Smart City
4 9 (8.33%) Grid Computing
5 8 (7.41%) 3D Graphics
5 8 (7.41%) Analytical Skills
6 7 (6.48%) Java Card
6 7 (6.48%) Life Science
7 5 (4.63%) Device Driver
7 5 (4.63%) Mobile App
7 5 (4.63%) Mobile Payment
8 4 (3.70%) NHS
9 1 (0.93%) Embedded Systems
9 1 (0.93%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 19 (17.59%) Linux
2 2 (1.85%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 72 (66.67%) Machine Learning
2 56 (51.85%) Artificial Intelligence
3 53 (49.07%) Mathematics
4 45 (41.67%) Deep Learning
5 43 (39.81%) Reinforcement Learning
6 33 (30.56%) Software Engineering
7 31 (28.70%) Bayesian Methods
7 31 (28.70%) Biology
7 31 (28.70%) Computational Biology
8 30 (27.78%) Computational Linguistics
8 30 (27.78%) Distributed Algorithms
8 30 (27.78%) Multithreading
8 30 (27.78%) Probabilistic Modelling
9 27 (25.00%) Physics
10 26 (24.07%) Computer Science
11 21 (19.44%) Markov Model
12 18 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
13 17 (15.74%) Decision-Making
14 15 (13.89%) Data Science
15 12 (11.11%) Signal Processing
Programming Languages
1 76 (70.37%) Python
2 57 (52.78%) C++
3 50 (46.30%) Java
4 49 (45.37%) C
5 35 (32.41%) C#
6 4 (3.70%) Scala
7 3 (2.78%) JavaScript
8 2 (1.85%) Perl
8 2 (1.85%) R
8 2 (1.85%) SQL
9 1 (0.93%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 30 (27.78%) MPhil
2 17 (15.74%) Degree
3 3 (2.78%) Computer Science Degree
3 3 (2.78%) MBA
4 2 (1.85%) Master's Degree
4 2 (1.85%) Numerate Degree
System Software
1 1 (0.93%) Apache Flume
Vendors
1 1 (0.93%) Apple
1 1 (0.93%) Google
1 1 (0.93%) Hortonworks
1 1 (0.93%) Microsoft