Period
to 20 July 2017

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 20 July 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

PhD
London > City of London
6 months to
20 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 241 271 311
Rank change year-on-year +30 +40 +20
Permanent jobs citing PhD 93 110 146
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.90% 0.81% 0.69%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.71% 3.43% 2.79%
Number of salaries quoted 89 105 139
City of London median annual salary £80,000 £67,500 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +18.52% +12.50% -4.00%
10th Percentile £43,750 £41,250 £31,250
90th Percentile £120,000 £111,500 £94,250
London median annual salary £70,000 £60,000 £57,500
% change year-on-year +16.67% +4.35% +4.55%

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 2505 3211 5238
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 24.30% 23.78% 24.87%
Number of salaries quoted 2225 2855 4442
City of London median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.76% -
10th Percentile £30,000 £32,500 £29,750
90th Percentile £85,000 £85,000 £80,000
London median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year - +4.76% +5.00%

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 20 July 2017.

Salary histogram for PhD in the City of London

For the 6 months to 20 July 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 55 (59.14%) Python
2 50 (53.76%) Computer Science
3 40 (43.01%) Finance
4 34 (36.56%) Degree
5 32 (34.41%) Machine Learning
6 30 (32.26%) Java
7 28 (30.11%) C#
7 28 (30.11%) C++
8 27 (29.03%) Analytical Skills
9 26 (27.96%) Analytics
9 26 (27.96%) Mathematics
10 23 (24.73%) Big Data
11 19 (20.43%) Hadoop
11 19 (20.43%) Front Office
12 18 (19.35%) SQL
12 18 (19.35%) Banking
13 17 (18.28%) Physics
13 17 (18.28%) Advertising
14 16 (17.20%) Postgraduate
14 16 (17.20%) Statistics
14 16 (17.20%) Software Engineering
14 16 (17.20%) R
14 16 (17.20%) NoSQL
14 16 (17.20%) Algorithms
15 14 (15.05%) Mentoring
15 14 (15.05%) Scala
15 14 (15.05%) Apache Spark
16 13 (13.98%) Hedge funds
16 13 (13.98%) Fintech
17 12 (12.90%) Monetization

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 14 (15.05%) Apache Spark
2 7 (7.53%) SAS
3 1 (1.08%) Apache Solr
3 1 (1.08%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (1.08%) WebSphere
Applications
1 6 (6.45%) SPSS
2 1 (1.08%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 5 (5.38%) Amazon AWS
1 5 (5.38%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (3.23%) SaaS
2 3 (3.23%) Yammer
3 2 (2.15%) Azure Machine Learning
3 2 (2.15%) Google Cloud Platform
4 1 (1.08%) OpenShift
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (24.73%) Big Data
2 19 (20.43%) Hadoop
3 16 (17.20%) NoSQL
4 9 (9.68%) Data Mining
5 8 (8.60%) Apache Hive
6 6 (6.45%) HAWQ
6 6 (6.45%) Sqoop
7 5 (5.38%) Data Lake
7 5 (5.38%) KDB
7 5 (5.38%) Tick Data
8 3 (3.23%) MongoDB
9 2 (2.15%) Apache Cassandra
9 2 (2.15%) PostgreSQL
9 2 (2.15%) Power BI
9 2 (2.15%) QlikView
9 2 (2.15%) SQL Server
10 1 (1.08%) BigQuery
10 1 (1.08%) HBase
10 1 (1.08%) Neo4j
10 1 (1.08%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 3 (3.23%) JUnit
2 1 (1.08%) Git (software)
2 1 (1.08%) NUnit
General
1 40 (43.01%) Finance
2 19 (20.43%) Front Office
3 18 (19.35%) Banking
4 17 (18.28%) Advertising
5 11 (11.83%) Investment Banking
6 9 (9.68%) Marketing
7 4 (4.30%) Back Office
7 4 (4.30%) Retail
8 2 (2.15%) Electronics
8 2 (2.15%) Financial Institution
8 2 (2.15%) Legal
9 1 (1.08%) Wholesale Banking
Job Titles
1 31 (33.33%) Developer
2 22 (23.66%) Data Scientist
3 16 (17.20%) Architect
4 14 (15.05%) Enterprise Architect
5 12 (12.90%) Analyst
6 10 (10.75%) Qualitative Analyst
6 10 (10.75%) Quantitative Analyst
7 9 (9.68%) Data Architect
7 9 (9.68%) Enterprise Data Architect
7 9 (9.68%) Java Developer
8 8 (8.60%) Credit Analyst
9 6 (6.45%) Software Engineer
10 5 (5.38%) C++ Developer
10 5 (5.38%) KDB Developer
10 5 (5.38%) Trainee
10 5 (5.38%) Trainee Developer
11 4 (4.30%) Developer/Software Engineer
11 4 (4.30%) Junior
11 4 (4.30%) Low Latency C++ Developer
11 4 (4.30%) Quantitative Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (7.53%) Kafka
2 6 (6.45%) Natural Language Processing
3 5 (5.38%) .NET
3 5 (5.38%) Boost C++ Libraries
3 5 (5.38%) STL
4 4 (4.30%) TensorFlow
5 3 (3.23%) D3.js
5 3 (3.23%) Web Services
6 2 (2.15%) PySpark
6 2 (2.15%) Theano
7 1 (1.08%) .NET Framework
7 1 (1.08%) AngularJS
7 1 (1.08%) CNTK
7 1 (1.08%) Keras
7 1 (1.08%) Lucene
7 1 (1.08%) NumPy
7 1 (1.08%) Pandas
7 1 (1.08%) PostGIS
7 1 (1.08%) scikit-learn
7 1 (1.08%) Torch
Miscellaneous
1 50 (53.76%) Computer Science
2 27 (29.03%) Analytical Skills
3 16 (17.20%) Algorithms
4 13 (13.98%) Fintech
4 13 (13.98%) Hedge funds
5 8 (8.60%) Grid Computing
5 8 (8.60%) Swaptions
6 4 (4.30%) Credit Risk
7 3 (3.23%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 2 (2.15%) Data Structures
8 2 (2.15%) Enterprise Software
8 2 (2.15%) Fixed Income
8 2 (2.15%) Virtual Team
8 2 (2.15%) Xbox
9 1 (1.08%) Derivative
9 1 (1.08%) Digital Currency
9 1 (1.08%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 7 (7.53%) Unix
2 3 (3.23%) Linux
3 2 (2.15%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (34.41%) Machine Learning
2 26 (27.96%) Analytics
2 26 (27.96%) Mathematics
3 17 (18.28%) Physics
4 16 (17.20%) Software Engineering
4 16 (17.20%) Statistics
5 14 (15.05%) Mentoring
6 12 (12.90%) Monetization
7 11 (11.83%) Agile Software Development
7 11 (11.83%) Low Latency
7 11 (11.83%) Multithreading
8 9 (9.68%) Data Management
9 8 (8.60%) Artificial Intelligence
9 8 (8.60%) Data Analysis
9 8 (8.60%) Data Analytics
9 8 (8.60%) High-Frequency Trading
9 8 (8.60%) Multithreaded Programming
9 8 (8.60%) Quantitative Analysis
9 8 (8.60%) Risk Management
10 7 (7.53%) Data Ingestion
Programming Languages
1 55 (59.14%) Python
2 30 (32.26%) Java
3 28 (30.11%) C#
3 28 (30.11%) C++
4 18 (19.35%) SQL
5 16 (17.20%) R
6 14 (15.05%) Scala
7 10 (10.75%) C
8 4 (4.30%) F#
9 3 (3.23%) Haskell
9 3 (3.23%) VBA
10 2 (2.15%) JavaScript
10 2 (2.15%) MATLAB
10 2 (2.15%) ML
11 1 (1.08%) Go
11 1 (1.08%) Perl
Qualifications
1 34 (36.56%) Degree
2 16 (17.20%) Postgraduate
3 7 (7.53%) Master's Degree
4 6 (6.45%) Computer Science Degree
5 2 (2.15%) MBA
5 2 (2.15%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.15%) Data Quality
System Software
1 6 (6.45%) Apache Flume
1 6 (6.45%) HDFS
2 1 (1.08%) Docker
Vendors
1 5 (5.38%) Oracle
2 1 (1.08%) Google
2 1 (1.08%) IBM
2 1 (1.08%) MuleSoft
2 1 (1.08%) Tableau
2 1 (1.08%) TIBCO
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