Period
to 19 January 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the City of London with a requirement for PhD qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 6 months to 19 January 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

PhD
Central London > City of London
6 months to
19 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 225 205 272
Rank change year-on-year -20 +67 +76
Permanent jobs citing PhD 109 142 117
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 1.04% 1.34% 0.82%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.75% 5.80% 3.28%
Number of salaries quoted 101 140 108
City of London median annual salary £65,000 £80,000 £77,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -18.75% +3.23% +47.62%
10th Percentile £36,250 £39,750 £37,500
90th Percentile £107,500 £118,875 £140,750
Central London median annual salary £65,000 £70,000 £72,500
% change year-on-year -7.14% -3.45% +38.10%

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 the City of London with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
City of London
Permanent vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 2,295 2,447 3,563
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 21.89% 23.02% 24.85%
Number of salaries quoted 2,056 2,181 3,114
City of London median annual salary £57,500 £57,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.55% +6.80%
10th Percentile £31,250 £30,750 £30,000
90th Percentile £92,500 £97,500 £86,250
Central London median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £55,000

PhD
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings citing PhD as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the City of London.

Job vacancy trend for PhD in the City of London

PhD
Salary Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing PhD in the City of London.

Salary trend for PhD in the City of London

PhD
Salary Histogram in the City of London

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing PhD in the City of London over the 6 months to 19 January 2018.

Salary histogram for PhD in the City of London

PhD
Job Locations in the City of London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing PhD within the City of London region over the 6 months to 19 January 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Moorgate - 3 £90,000 -
PhD
Central London

For the 6 months to 19 January 2018, 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 City of London region with a requirement for PhD.

1 61 (55.96%) Python
2 48 (44.04%) Machine Learning
3 46 (42.20%) Java
4 44 (40.37%) Software Engineering
5 40 (36.70%) Degree
6 39 (35.78%) Finance
7 33 (30.28%) Analytics
8 32 (29.36%) C++
9 29 (26.61%) Mathematics
10 27 (24.77%) R
11 24 (22.02%) Computer Science
12 22 (20.18%) Statistics
13 19 (17.43%) Banking
13 19 (17.43%) Algorithms
14 18 (16.51%) Physics
15 17 (15.60%) Hadoop
15 17 (15.60%) Big Data
16 16 (14.68%) Apache Spark
17 15 (13.76%) Front Office
18 14 (12.84%) Artificial Intelligence
18 14 (12.84%) Neural Network
18 14 (12.84%) Scala
19 13 (11.93%) MATLAB
20 12 (11.01%) JavaScript
20 12 (11.01%) Analytical Skills
21 11 (10.09%) Deep Learning
21 11 (10.09%) SQL
21 11 (10.09%) Agile Software Development
22 10 (9.17%) Algorithmic Trading
22 10 (9.17%) Risk Management

PhD
Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London 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 16 (14.68%) Apache Spark
2 3 (2.75%) Apache Pig
3 2 (1.83%) SAS
Applications
1 5 (4.59%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.92%) SPSS
Cloud Services
1 5 (4.59%) G Suite
2 4 (3.67%) OpenShift
3 3 (2.75%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (1.83%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.92%) Azure Machine Learning
5 1 (0.92%) Google Cloud Platform
5 1 (0.92%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 5 (4.59%) ADSL
1 5 (4.59%) Cisco ASA
1 5 (4.59%) DHCP
1 5 (4.59%) DNS
1 5 (4.59%) DSL
1 5 (4.59%) Firewall
1 5 (4.59%) LAN
1 5 (4.59%) TCP/IP
1 5 (4.59%) VoIP
1 5 (4.59%) VPN
2 3 (2.75%) Network Security
3 2 (1.83%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (15.60%) Big Data
1 17 (15.60%) Hadoop
2 9 (8.26%) Data Mining
3 6 (5.50%) Apache Hive
4 5 (4.59%) KDB
5 3 (2.75%) Apache Cassandra
5 3 (2.75%) Data Lake
5 3 (2.75%) Flink
5 3 (2.75%) MongoDB
5 3 (2.75%) NoSQL
6 2 (1.83%) SQL Server
6 2 (1.83%) Sybase IQ
6 2 (1.83%) Text Mining
7 1 (0.92%) HBase
7 1 (0.92%) Neo4j
Development Applications
1 2 (1.83%) JIRA
2 1 (0.92%) Git (software)
General
1 39 (35.78%) Finance
2 19 (17.43%) Banking
3 15 (13.76%) Front Office
4 8 (7.34%) Marketing
5 4 (3.67%) Retail
6 3 (2.75%) Advertising
7 2 (1.83%) Back Office
7 2 (1.83%) International Banking
7 2 (1.83%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.92%) Games
8 1 (0.92%) Law
Job Titles
1 56 (51.38%) Developer
2 26 (23.85%) Data Scientist
3 23 (21.10%) Java Developer
4 19 (17.43%) Python Developer
5 13 (11.93%) Senior Developer
6 11 (10.09%) Software Engineer
7 8 (7.34%) C++ Developer
7 8 (7.34%) Developer/Software Engineer
7 8 (7.34%) Java Engineer
7 8 (7.34%) Java Software Engineer
8 7 (6.42%) Analyst
8 7 (6.42%) Qualitative Analyst
8 7 (6.42%) Quantitative Analyst
8 7 (6.42%) Quantitative Developer
8 7 (6.42%) Senior Java Developer
9 5 (4.59%) Customer Support Engineer
9 5 (4.59%) Help Desk Engineer
9 5 (4.59%) Help Desk Support Engineer
9 5 (4.59%) Java Software Developer
9 5 (4.59%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (9.17%) CSS
1 10 (9.17%) HTML
1 10 (9.17%) TensorFlow
2 8 (7.34%) Ajax
2 8 (7.34%) GWT
3 6 (5.50%) NumPy
4 5 (4.59%) Pandas
4 5 (4.59%) scikit-learn
4 5 (4.59%) STL
5 4 (3.67%) Kafka
5 4 (3.67%) Natural Language Processing
5 4 (3.67%) SciPy
5 4 (3.67%) Theano
6 3 (2.75%) .NET
6 3 (2.75%) Keras
6 3 (2.75%) XML
7 2 (1.83%) Boost C++ Libraries
7 2 (1.83%) Torch
8 1 (0.92%) HTML5
8 1 (0.92%) React
Miscellaneous
1 24 (22.02%) Computer Science
2 19 (17.43%) Algorithms
3 12 (11.01%) Analytical Skills
4 10 (9.17%) Data Structures
5 8 (7.34%) Fixed Income
5 8 (7.34%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 8 (7.34%) Xbox
6 6 (5.50%) Equities
6 6 (5.50%) Greenfield Project
6 6 (5.50%) Life Science
7 5 (4.59%) Market Risk
8 4 (3.67%) Credit Risk
8 4 (3.67%) Fintech
8 4 (3.67%) Robotics
8 4 (3.67%) Social Media
9 2 (1.83%) Derivative
9 2 (1.83%) Internet of Things
9 2 (1.83%) Smart City
10 1 (0.92%) Contactless
10 1 (0.92%) Reinsurance
Operating Systems
1 8 (7.34%) Linux
2 5 (4.59%) Windows
2 5 (4.59%) Windows 10
2 5 (4.59%) Windows Server
2 5 (4.59%) Windows Server 2003
2 5 (4.59%) Windows XP
3 3 (2.75%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (44.04%) Machine Learning
2 44 (40.37%) Software Engineering
3 33 (30.28%) Analytics
4 29 (26.61%) Mathematics
5 22 (20.18%) Statistics
6 18 (16.51%) Physics
7 14 (12.84%) Artificial Intelligence
7 14 (12.84%) Neural Network
8 11 (10.09%) Agile Software Development
8 11 (10.09%) Deep Learning
9 10 (9.17%) Algorithmic Trading
9 10 (9.17%) Risk Management
10 8 (7.34%) Predictive Modelling
11 7 (6.42%) Data Analytics
11 7 (6.42%) Multithreading
11 7 (6.42%) Predictive Analytics
11 7 (6.42%) Statistical Modelling
12 6 (5.50%) Reinforcement Learning
12 6 (5.50%) Stakeholder Management
13 5 (4.59%) Quantitative Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 61 (55.96%) Python
2 46 (42.20%) Java
3 32 (29.36%) C++
4 27 (24.77%) R
5 14 (12.84%) Scala
6 13 (11.93%) MATLAB
7 12 (11.01%) JavaScript
8 11 (10.09%) SQL
9 9 (8.26%) C#
10 4 (3.67%) C
11 3 (2.75%) Julia
12 2 (1.83%) Go
12 2 (1.83%) Ruby
12 2 (1.83%) Shell Script
12 2 (1.83%) T-SQL
13 1 (0.92%) Haskell
13 1 (0.92%) VBA
Qualifications
1 40 (36.70%) Degree
2 10 (9.17%) Master's Degree
3 5 (4.59%) Computer Science Degree
3 5 (4.59%) Numerate Degree
4 1 (0.92%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.75%) Dodd-Frank
1 3 (2.75%) EMIR
1 3 (2.75%) MiFID
2 1 (0.92%) Actionable Recommendations
2 1 (0.92%) Data Quality
System Software
1 5 (4.59%) Active Directory
2 4 (3.67%) Docker
Systems Management
1 5 (4.59%) Backup Exec
2 1 (0.92%) Hadoop YARN
Vendors
1 8 (7.34%) Google
2 5 (4.59%) Cisco
2 5 (4.59%) HP
2 5 (4.59%) Microsoft
2 5 (4.59%) Palo Alto
2 5 (4.59%) Veeam
3 3 (2.75%) Tableau
4 2 (1.83%) Sybase
5 1 (0.92%) IBM