Period
to 17 June 2019

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 17 June 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD, DPhil, EngD, Doctorate)
Cambridgeshire > Cambridge
6 months to
17 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 55 20 19
Rank change year-on-year -35 -1 +87
Permanent jobs citing PhD 83 334 337
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cambridge 5.16% 11.07% 13.27%
As % of the Qualifications category 16.31% 29.87% 29.48%
Number of salaries quoted 57 207 204
Cambridge median annual salary £62,500 £37,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +66.67% -16.67% -25.62%
10th Percentile £38,750 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £90,000 £76,250 £82,125
Cambridgeshire median annual salary £62,500 £37,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +66.67% -16.67% -22.75%

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 509 1,118 1,143
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cambridge 31.63% 37.04% 45.02%
Number of salaries quoted 354 786 820
Cambridge median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £28,500 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £87,500 £67,500 £71,250
Cambridgeshire median annual salary £48,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +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 17 June 2019.

Salary histogram for PhD in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 17 June 2019, 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 72 (86.75%) Python
2 63 (75.90%) Mathematics
3 60 (72.29%) Machine Learning
4 50 (60.24%) Degree
5 45 (54.22%) Algorithms
6 39 (46.99%) R
6 39 (46.99%) C++
7 38 (45.78%) Java
8 37 (44.58%) MATLAB
8 37 (44.58%) Software Engineering
9 33 (39.76%) Bash Shell
10 32 (38.55%) C#
11 31 (37.35%) Predictive Modelling
11 31 (37.35%) React
12 30 (36.14%) Market Making
12 30 (36.14%) High-Frequency Trading
12 30 (36.14%) Fintech
12 30 (36.14%) Bourne shell
12 30 (36.14%) GitHub
12 30 (36.14%) AngularJS
12 30 (36.14%) PHP
12 30 (36.14%) J2EE
12 30 (36.14%) J2SE
12 30 (36.14%) Finance
12 30 (36.14%) Summit
12 30 (36.14%) Ruby on Rails
12 30 (36.14%) Ruby
12 30 (36.14%) Korn
12 30 (36.14%) Algorithmic Trading
12 30 (36.14%) Automated Trading

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 3 (3.61%) nginx
1 3 (3.61%) OpenStack
Business Applications
1 30 (36.14%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 30 (36.14%) GitHub
2 3 (3.61%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (3.61%) Cloud Computing
2 3 (3.61%) Google Cloud Platform
2 3 (3.61%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (3.61%) MongoDB
2 2 (2.41%) PostgreSQL
2 2 (2.41%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.20%) MySQL
General
1 30 (36.14%) Finance
2 3 (3.61%) Electronics
3 2 (2.41%) French Language
3 2 (2.41%) Portuguese Language
3 2 (2.41%) Publishing
3 2 (2.41%) Spanish Language
4 1 (1.20%) Games
4 1 (1.20%) Retail
4 1 (1.20%) Social Science
Job Titles
1 23 (27.71%) Developer
2 21 (25.30%) Data Scientist
3 19 (22.89%) Algorithmic Trading Developer
3 19 (22.89%) Machine Learning Developer
4 16 (19.28%) Graduate
5 10 (12.05%) Machine Learning Scientist
6 9 (10.84%) Graduate Developer
7 7 (8.43%) Mathematician
7 7 (8.43%) Software Engineer
8 5 (6.02%) Graduate Software Engineer
8 5 (6.02%) Python Developer
9 4 (4.82%) Java Engineer
9 4 (4.82%) Java Software Engineer
10 3 (3.61%) Analyst
10 3 (3.61%) Senior Data Scientist
11 2 (2.41%) Developer/Software Engineer
11 2 (2.41%) Graduate Analyst
11 2 (2.41%) Graduate Java Engineer
11 2 (2.41%) Research Analyst
11 2 (2.41%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (37.35%) React
2 30 (36.14%) AngularJS
2 30 (36.14%) J2EE
2 30 (36.14%) J2SE
2 30 (36.14%) Ruby on Rails
3 5 (6.02%) Natural Language Processing
4 3 (3.61%) D3.js
4 3 (3.61%) Django
4 3 (3.61%) Flask
4 3 (3.61%) jQuery
4 3 (3.61%) NumPy
4 3 (3.61%) Pandas
4 3 (3.61%) SciPy
5 2 (2.41%) .NET
6 1 (1.20%) ASP.NET
6 1 (1.20%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 45 (54.22%) Algorithms
2 9 (10.84%) Self-Motivation
3 4 (4.82%) Greenfield Project
4 3 (3.61%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (3.61%) Arduino
5 1 (1.20%) Analytical Mindset
5 1 (1.20%) Augmented Reality
5 1 (1.20%) Life Science
5 1 (1.20%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.20%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 15 (18.07%) Linux
2 11 (13.25%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 63 (75.90%) Mathematics
2 60 (72.29%) Machine Learning
3 37 (44.58%) Software Engineering
4 31 (37.35%) Predictive Modelling
5 30 (36.14%) Algorithmic Trading
5 30 (36.14%) Automated Trading
5 30 (36.14%) Fintech
5 30 (36.14%) High-Frequency Trading
5 30 (36.14%) Market Making
6 27 (32.53%) Data Science
7 22 (26.51%) Computer Science
8 19 (22.89%) Statistics
9 18 (21.69%) Biology
9 18 (21.69%) Deep Learning
10 17 (20.48%) Artificial Intelligence
11 16 (19.28%) Data Analysis
11 16 (19.28%) Problem-Solving
12 12 (14.46%) Bioinformatics
13 11 (13.25%) Computational Biology
14 9 (10.84%) Statistical Analysis
Programming Languages
1 72 (86.75%) Python
2 39 (46.99%) C++
2 39 (46.99%) R
3 38 (45.78%) Java
4 37 (44.58%) MATLAB
5 33 (39.76%) Bash Shell
6 32 (38.55%) C#
7 30 (36.14%) Bourne shell
7 30 (36.14%) Korn
7 30 (36.14%) PHP
7 30 (36.14%) Ruby
8 13 (15.66%) Perl
9 9 (10.84%) SQL
10 6 (7.23%) C
11 4 (4.82%) JavaScript
12 3 (3.61%) AWK
12 3 (3.61%) sed
12 3 (3.61%) Shell Script
12 3 (3.61%) tcsh
13 1 (1.20%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 50 (60.24%) Degree
2 7 (8.43%) Numerate Degree
3 1 (1.20%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (1.20%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.61%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.20%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (1.20%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 3 (3.61%) Google