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 3 months to 30 April 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

PhD
London / City of London
3 months to
30 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 183 211 253
Rank change year-on-year +28 +42  
Permanent jobs citing PhD 58 62 69
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 1.11% 0.88% 0.66%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.38% 3.60% 2.56%
Number of salaries quoted 57 58 66
Median salary £87,500 £66,250 £53,750
Median salary % change year-on-year +32.07% +23.25%  
90% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £42,500 £31,000
10% offered a salary of more than £120,000 £105,000 £80,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year -5.88% +6.25%  

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 academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in permanent job vacancies advertised in the City of London.

Academic & Professional Certification
City of London
Permanent job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 1325 1721 2699
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 25.32% 24.47% 25.72%
Number of salaries quoted 1200 1535 2262
Median salary £55,000 £55,000 £51,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.79%  
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £33,500 £31,000
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £75,000 £80,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

PhD
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the City of London citing PhD as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

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 3 months to 30 April 2017.

Salary histogram for PhD in the City of London

For the 6 months to 30 April 2017, 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.

1 104 (66.67%) Computer Science
2 92 (58.97%) Analytical Skills
3 80 (51.28%) Degree
4 67 (42.95%) Advertising
5 66 (42.31%) Postgraduate
6 65 (41.67%) Mentoring
7 55 (35.26%) Python
8 43 (27.56%) Finance
8 43 (27.56%) Big Data
9 38 (24.36%) Enterprise Architecture
10 36 (23.08%) Analytics
11 34 (21.79%) Front Office
12 33 (21.15%) Machine Learning
13 31 (19.87%) Data Architecture
13 31 (19.87%) C
13 31 (19.87%) Java
14 30 (19.23%) C++
15 27 (17.31%) Information Security
15 27 (17.31%) Mathematics
16 26 (16.67%) NoSQL
17 25 (16.03%) C#
18 24 (15.38%) Marketing
18 24 (15.38%) Data Management
19 22 (14.10%) SQL
20 20 (12.82%) Data Analytics
20 20 (12.82%) Apache Hive
21 19 (12.18%) Hadoop
21 19 (12.18%) Statistics
21 19 (12.18%) Physics
22 18 (11.54%) Oracle

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 15 (9.62%) Apache Spark
2 9 (5.77%) Exchange Server 2007
2 9 (5.77%) MS Exchange
2 9 (5.77%) Skype for Business
3 8 (5.13%) SAS
4 2 (1.28%) Apache Pig
4 2 (1.28%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (0.64%) Apache
5 1 (0.64%) Apache Solr
5 1 (0.64%) Jupyter
5 1 (0.64%) WebSphere
Applications
1 9 (5.77%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (4.49%) SPSS
3 1 (0.64%) Gephi
3 1 (0.64%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 16 (10.26%) SaaS
1 16 (10.26%) Yammer
2 4 (2.56%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.64%) Amazon S3
3 1 (0.64%) Google Cloud Platform
3 1 (0.64%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 9 (5.77%) ADSL
1 9 (5.77%) Cisco ASA
1 9 (5.77%) DHCP
1 9 (5.77%) DNS
1 9 (5.77%) DSL
1 9 (5.77%) Firewall
1 9 (5.77%) SAN
1 9 (5.77%) TCP/IP
1 9 (5.77%) VoIP
1 9 (5.77%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 43 (27.56%) Big Data
2 26 (16.67%) NoSQL
3 20 (12.82%) Apache Hive
4 19 (12.18%) Hadoop
5 16 (10.26%) HAWQ
5 16 (10.26%) Sqoop
6 7 (4.49%) Data Mining
7 6 (3.85%) KDB
8 5 (3.21%) Tick Data
9 4 (2.56%) Data Lake
10 2 (1.28%) Apache Cassandra
10 2 (1.28%) PostgreSQL
11 1 (0.64%) Amazon Redshift
11 1 (0.64%) BigQuery
11 1 (0.64%) GIS
11 1 (0.64%) MongoDB
11 1 (0.64%) MySQL
11 1 (0.64%) RDBMS
11 1 (0.64%) Relational Database
11 1 (0.64%) Spark SQL
Development Applications
1 3 (1.92%) JUnit
2 1 (0.64%) Git (software)
2 1 (0.64%) NUnit
General
1 67 (42.95%) Advertising
2 43 (27.56%) Finance
3 34 (21.79%) Front Office
4 24 (15.38%) Marketing
5 16 (10.26%) Back Office
5 16 (10.26%) Banking
6 11 (7.05%) Investment Banking
7 3 (1.92%) Electronics
7 3 (1.92%) Games
8 2 (1.28%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.64%) Retail
Job Titles
1 67 (42.95%) Architect
2 51 (32.69%) Enterprise Architect
3 31 (19.87%) Developer
4 25 (16.03%) Data Scientist
5 20 (12.82%) Data Architect
6 19 (12.18%) Enterprise Data Architect
7 16 (10.26%) Platform Architect
8 12 (7.69%) Java Developer
9 11 (7.05%) Analyst
10 10 (6.41%) Senior Developer
11 9 (5.77%) Enterprise Information Architect
11 9 (5.77%) Enterprise Security Architect
11 9 (5.77%) Information Architect
11 9 (5.77%) Information Security Architect
11 9 (5.77%) IT Support
11 9 (5.77%) IT Support Engineer
11 9 (5.77%) Qualitative Analyst
11 9 (5.77%) Quantitative Analyst
11 9 (5.77%) Security Architect
11 9 (5.77%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (11.54%) Kafka
2 6 (3.85%) TensorFlow
3 5 (3.21%) Boost C++ Libraries
3 5 (3.21%) STL
4 4 (2.56%) D3.js
4 4 (2.56%) HTML
4 4 (2.56%) Natural Language Processing
4 4 (2.56%) Pandas
4 4 (2.56%) scikit-learn
4 4 (2.56%) XML
5 3 (1.92%) .NET
5 3 (1.92%) NumPy
5 3 (1.92%) REST
5 3 (1.92%) Spring
5 3 (1.92%) Theano
6 2 (1.28%) Ajax
6 2 (1.28%) Hibernate
6 2 (1.28%) J2EE
6 2 (1.28%) JSON
6 2 (1.28%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 104 (66.67%) Computer Science
2 92 (58.97%) Analytical Skills
3 16 (10.26%) Fintech
4 15 (9.62%) Algorithms
5 11 (7.05%) Hedge funds
6 9 (5.77%) Driving Licence
7 8 (5.13%) Credit Risk
7 8 (5.13%) Grid Computing
7 8 (5.13%) Swaptions
8 4 (2.56%) Xbox
9 3 (1.92%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 2 (1.28%) Enterprise Software
10 2 (1.28%) Greenfield Project
10 2 (1.28%) Virtual Team
11 1 (0.64%) Blog
11 1 (0.64%) Data Structures
11 1 (0.64%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 10 (6.41%) Windows
2 9 (5.77%) Windows 10
2 9 (5.77%) Windows Server
2 9 (5.77%) Windows Server 2003
2 9 (5.77%) Windows XP
3 8 (5.13%) Unix
4 4 (2.56%) Linux
5 2 (1.28%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 65 (41.67%) Mentoring
2 38 (24.36%) Enterprise Architecture
3 36 (23.08%) Analytics
4 33 (21.15%) Machine Learning
5 31 (19.87%) Data Architecture
6 27 (17.31%) Information Security
6 27 (17.31%) Mathematics
7 24 (15.38%) Data Management
8 20 (12.82%) Data Analytics
9 19 (12.18%) Physics
9 19 (12.18%) Statistics
10 18 (11.54%) Data Ingestion
10 18 (11.54%) IT Strategy
11 16 (10.26%) API Integration
11 16 (10.26%) CRM
11 16 (10.26%) Master Data Management
12 15 (9.62%) Software Engineering
13 12 (7.69%) Low Latency
13 12 (7.69%) Multithreading
14 11 (7.05%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 55 (35.26%) Python
2 31 (19.87%) C
2 31 (19.87%) Java
3 30 (19.23%) C++
4 25 (16.03%) C#
5 22 (14.10%) SQL
6 17 (10.90%) Scala
7 16 (10.26%) R
8 5 (3.21%) JavaScript
9 2 (1.28%) MATLAB
10 1 (0.64%) F#
10 1 (0.64%) Go
10 1 (0.64%) Haskell
10 1 (0.64%) Perl
10 1 (0.64%) VBA
Qualifications
1 80 (51.28%) Degree
2 66 (42.31%) Postgraduate
3 2 (1.28%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.28%) Data Quality
System Software
1 17 (10.90%) Apache Flume
2 16 (10.26%) HDFS
3 9 (5.77%) Active Directory
3 9 (5.77%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (5.77%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 9 (5.77%) Backup Exec
1 9 (5.77%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 18 (11.54%) Oracle
2 9 (5.77%) Cisco
2 9 (5.77%) Citrix
2 9 (5.77%) EMC
2 9 (5.77%) HP
2 9 (5.77%) IronPort
2 9 (5.77%) Microsoft
2 9 (5.77%) Palo Alto
2 9 (5.77%) Polycom
2 9 (5.77%) Veeam
2 9 (5.77%) VMware
3 4 (2.56%) Tableau
4 1 (0.64%) Cloudera
4 1 (0.64%) Hortonworks
4 1 (0.64%) MapR
4 1 (0.64%) MuleSoft
4 1 (0.64%) TIBCO
4 1 (0.64%) Twitter
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