Period
to 17 October 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 17 October 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD, DPhil)
Cambridgeshire > Cambridge
6 months to
17 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 32 17 67
Rank change year-on-year -15 +50 +13
Permanent jobs citing PhD 170 399 96
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cambridge 7.74% 14.48% 4.16%
As % of the Qualifications category 24.32% 31.59% 10.70%
Number of salaries quoted 123 280 69
Cambridge median annual salary £57,500 £41,250 £65,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +39.39% -36.54% +30.00%
10th Percentile £26,250 £28,500 £26,650
90th Percentile £81,600 £85,000 £87,500
Cambridgeshire median annual salary £57,500 £41,250 £65,000
% change year-on-year +39.39% -36.54% +30.00%

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 699 1,263 897
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cambridge 31.83% 45.83% 38.86%
Number of salaries quoted 533 956 718
Cambridge median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.88% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,750 £24,600
90th Percentile £75,000 £72,500 £67,500
Cambridgeshire median annual salary £45,000 £44,648 £42,500
% change year-on-year +0.79% +5.05% +2.41%

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 October 2018.

Salary histogram for PhD in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 17 October 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.

1 113 (66.47%) Python
2 111 (65.29%) Machine Learning
3 98 (57.65%) C++
3 98 (57.65%) Mathematics
4 96 (56.47%) Artificial Intelligence
5 81 (47.65%) C
5 81 (47.65%) Java
6 69 (40.59%) Algorithms
7 68 (40.00%) Software Engineering
8 67 (39.41%) Physics
9 58 (34.12%) Computer Science
10 56 (32.94%) Deep Learning
10 56 (32.94%) Natural Language Processing
11 50 (29.41%) C#
12 48 (28.24%) Bayesian Methods
12 48 (28.24%) Reinforcement Learning
13 46 (27.06%) Multithreading
14 44 (25.88%) MPhil
14 44 (25.88%) Distributed Algorithms
14 44 (25.88%) TensorFlow
15 40 (23.53%) Biology
15 40 (23.53%) Computational Biology
16 39 (22.94%) Computational Linguistics
16 39 (22.94%) Probabilistic Modelling
17 36 (21.18%) Games
18 31 (18.24%) Linux
19 27 (15.88%) Degree
20 26 (15.29%) Robotics
20 26 (15.29%) Smart City
20 26 (15.29%) 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 9 (5.29%) Apache Spark
2 4 (2.35%) Apache
3 1 (0.59%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 2 (1.18%) SOLIDWORKS
Cloud Services
1 9 (5.29%) Cloud Computing
2 3 (1.76%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (1.76%) Google Cloud Platform
2 3 (1.76%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 9 (5.29%) TCP/IP
2 7 (4.12%) Ethernet
3 4 (2.35%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (10.00%) Big Data
2 10 (5.88%) Blockchain
3 7 (4.12%) Hadoop
4 4 (2.35%) NoSQL
5 2 (1.18%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.59%) Apache Cassandra
6 1 (0.59%) HBase
6 1 (0.59%) MongoDB
6 1 (0.59%) QlikView
6 1 (0.59%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 9 (5.29%) Git (software)
2 2 (1.18%) LabVIEW
General
1 36 (21.18%) Games
2 12 (7.06%) Publishing
2 12 (7.06%) Telecoms
3 3 (1.76%) Finance
4 2 (1.18%) Electronics
4 2 (1.18%) Law
4 2 (1.18%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.59%) Banking
5 1 (0.59%) Financial Institution
5 1 (0.59%) Marketing
5 1 (0.59%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 48 (28.24%) Developer
1 48 (28.24%) Software Engineer
2 42 (24.71%) Graduate
3 31 (18.24%) Machine Learning Engineer
4 27 (15.88%) Developer/Software Engineer
5 25 (14.71%) Software Developer
6 23 (13.53%) Graduate Software Engineer
7 17 (10.00%) C++ Developer
8 16 (9.41%) C++ Software Engineer
8 16 (9.41%) Mobile Engineer
9 15 (8.82%) Python Engineer
9 15 (8.82%) Research Engineer
10 13 (7.65%) Data Scientist
11 12 (7.06%) Graduate Developer
12 11 (6.47%) Mathematical Developer
13 10 (5.88%) Machine Learning Researcher
14 9 (5.29%) Security Engineer
15 8 (4.71%) C Developer
15 8 (4.71%) Graduate C++ Software Engineer
16 7 (4.12%) C++ Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 56 (32.94%) Natural Language Processing
2 44 (25.88%) TensorFlow
3 8 (4.71%) OpenCL
3 8 (4.71%) Vulkan
4 7 (4.12%) .NET
4 7 (4.12%) Keras
4 7 (4.12%) OpenGL ES
5 5 (2.94%) Middleware
5 5 (2.94%) NumPy
5 5 (2.94%) Pandas
5 5 (2.94%) scikit-learn
5 5 (2.94%) SciPy
5 5 (2.94%) STL
6 4 (2.35%) HTML
6 4 (2.35%) HTML5
7 3 (1.76%) jQuery
7 3 (1.76%) Node.js
8 2 (1.18%) Caffe
8 2 (1.18%) OpenCV
8 2 (1.18%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 69 (40.59%) Algorithms
2 58 (34.12%) Computer Science
3 26 (15.29%) Robotics
3 26 (15.29%) Smart City
4 11 (6.47%) User Experience
5 10 (5.88%) Java Card
6 9 (5.29%) Analytical Skills
6 9 (5.29%) Grid Computing
7 7 (4.12%) 3D Graphics
7 7 (4.12%) Device Driver
8 6 (3.53%) Mobile App
8 6 (3.53%) Mobile Payment
9 3 (1.76%) Life Science
10 2 (1.18%) Embedded Systems
11 1 (0.59%) Augmented Reality
Operating Systems
1 31 (18.24%) Linux
2 5 (2.94%) Robot Operating System
3 2 (1.18%) Windows
4 1 (0.59%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 111 (65.29%) Machine Learning
2 98 (57.65%) Mathematics
3 96 (56.47%) Artificial Intelligence
4 68 (40.00%) Software Engineering
5 67 (39.41%) Physics
6 56 (32.94%) Deep Learning
7 48 (28.24%) Bayesian Methods
7 48 (28.24%) Reinforcement Learning
8 46 (27.06%) Multithreading
9 44 (25.88%) Distributed Algorithms
10 40 (23.53%) Biology
10 40 (23.53%) Computational Biology
11 39 (22.94%) Computational Linguistics
11 39 (22.94%) Probabilistic Modelling
12 26 (15.29%) Decision-Making
13 22 (12.94%) Markov Model
14 18 (10.59%) Data Science
15 16 (9.41%) Neural Network
16 14 (8.24%) Agile Software Development
17 13 (7.65%) OO
Programming Languages
1 113 (66.47%) Python
2 98 (57.65%) C++
3 81 (47.65%) C
3 81 (47.65%) Java
4 50 (29.41%) C#
5 7 (4.12%) JavaScript
6 4 (2.35%) MATLAB
7 3 (1.76%) PHP
8 2 (1.18%) Perl
8 2 (1.18%) R
8 2 (1.18%) SQL
9 1 (0.59%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 44 (25.88%) MPhil
2 27 (15.88%) Degree
3 9 (5.29%) Computer Science Degree
3 9 (5.29%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.59%) QA
System Software
1 2 (1.18%) Firmware
2 1 (0.59%) Apache Flume
Vendors
1 2 (1.18%) Google
1 2 (1.18%) Oracle
2 1 (0.59%) Apple
2 1 (0.59%) Cloudera
2 1 (0.59%) Cognos
2 1 (0.59%) Hortonworks
2 1 (0.59%) Microsoft
2 1 (0.59%) Tableau