Period
to 17 January 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh with a requirement for PhD qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 6 months to 17 January 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

PhD
Scotland > Edinburgh
6 months to
17 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 130 123 142
Rank change year-on-year -7 +19 -2
Permanent jobs citing PhD 23 9 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 0.88% 0.41% 0.29%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.42% 1.85% 1.04%
Number of salaries quoted 17 3 12
Edinburgh median annual salary £47,500 £55,000 £75,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -13.64% -26.67% +78.57%
Scotland median annual salary £52,500 £55,000 £75,000
% change year-on-year -4.55% -26.67% +78.57%

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 Edinburgh with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
Edinburgh
Permanent vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 672 487 770
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 25.83% 22.28% 27.96%
Number of salaries quoted 451 294 512
Edinburgh median annual salary £42,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.56% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £27,000 £24,475 £26,000
90th Percentile £67,500 £64,925 £63,750
Scotland median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,233
% change year-on-year - +0.63% +1.77%

PhD
Job Vacancy Trend in Edinburgh

Job postings citing PhD as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh.

Job vacancy trend for PhD in Edinburgh

PhD
Salary Trend in Edinburgh

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

Salary trend for PhD in Edinburgh

PhD
Salary Histogram in Edinburgh

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing PhD in Edinburgh over the 6 months to 17 January 2018.

Salary histogram for PhD in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 17 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 Edinburgh region with a requirement for PhD.

1 20 (86.96%) Machine Learning
2 18 (78.26%) Mathematics
3 15 (65.22%) Python
4 13 (56.52%) Java
4 13 (56.52%) Algorithms
5 11 (47.83%) C++
6 10 (43.48%) Statistics
6 10 (43.48%) Degree
7 9 (39.13%) Physics
7 9 (39.13%) Computer Science
7 9 (39.13%) Robotics
7 9 (39.13%) Artificial Intelligence
8 8 (34.78%) R
8 8 (34.78%) Analytical Skills
9 7 (30.43%) Big Data
10 6 (26.09%) Master's Degree
11 5 (21.74%) Computer Vision
11 5 (21.74%) Reinforcement Learning
11 5 (21.74%) Statistical Modelling
11 5 (21.74%) Scala
11 5 (21.74%) Hadoop
11 5 (21.74%) Finance
11 5 (21.74%) C
11 5 (21.74%) SQL
11 5 (21.74%) Linux
11 5 (21.74%) MATLAB
12 4 (17.39%) SAS
12 4 (17.39%) Software Engineering
12 4 (17.39%) Apache Cassandra
12 4 (17.39%) NoSQL

PhD
Co-occurring IT Skills in Edinburgh 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 4 (17.39%) SAS
2 3 (13.04%) Apache Spark
3 2 (8.70%) Apache Pig
4 1 (4.35%) Jupyter
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (30.43%) Big Data
2 5 (21.74%) Hadoop
3 4 (17.39%) Apache Cassandra
3 4 (17.39%) NoSQL
4 2 (8.70%) Apache Hive
4 2 (8.70%) GIS
4 2 (8.70%) MongoDB
4 2 (8.70%) Spatial Data
4 2 (8.70%) SQL Server
4 2 (8.70%) Text Mining
5 1 (4.35%) Couchbase
5 1 (4.35%) MySQL
5 1 (4.35%) PostgreSQL
General
1 5 (21.74%) Finance
2 3 (13.04%) Games
3 1 (4.35%) Retail
Job Titles
1 6 (26.09%) Machine Learning Scientist
2 5 (21.74%) Data Scientist
3 4 (17.39%) Research Scientist
4 3 (13.04%) Analyst
4 3 (13.04%) Data Analyst
4 3 (13.04%) Machine Learning Researcher
5 2 (8.70%) Automation Engineer
5 2 (8.70%) Computer Engineer
5 2 (8.70%) Computer Vision Engineer
5 2 (8.70%) Data Engineer
5 2 (8.70%) Data Manager
5 2 (8.70%) Machine Learning Engineer
5 2 (8.70%) Research Engineer
5 2 (8.70%) Senior Manager
6 1 (4.35%) Big Data Analyst
6 1 (4.35%) Data Insight Analyst
6 1 (4.35%) Insight Data Analyst
6 1 (4.35%) Machine Learning Specialist
6 1 (4.35%) SQL Analyst
6 1 (4.35%) SQL Data Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (13.04%) HTML
2 1 (4.35%) AngularJS
2 1 (4.35%) MLlib
2 1 (4.35%) NumPy
2 1 (4.35%) scikit-learn
2 1 (4.35%) SciPy
2 1 (4.35%) TensorFlow
Miscellaneous
1 13 (56.52%) Algorithms
2 9 (39.13%) Computer Science
2 9 (39.13%) Robotics
3 8 (34.78%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (13.04%) CUDA
4 3 (13.04%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 5 (21.74%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (86.96%) Machine Learning
2 18 (78.26%) Mathematics
3 10 (43.48%) Statistics
4 9 (39.13%) Artificial Intelligence
4 9 (39.13%) Physics
5 5 (21.74%) Computer Vision
5 5 (21.74%) Reinforcement Learning
5 5 (21.74%) Statistical Modelling
6 4 (17.39%) Analytics
6 4 (17.39%) Software Engineering
7 3 (13.04%) Bayesian Methods
7 3 (13.04%) Data Analytics
7 3 (13.04%) Linear Algebra
7 3 (13.04%) Neural Network
7 3 (13.04%) Predictive Modelling
8 2 (8.70%) Cluster Analysis
8 2 (8.70%) Collaborative Working
8 2 (8.70%) Deep Learning
8 2 (8.70%) Mathematical Modelling
8 2 (8.70%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 15 (65.22%) Python
2 13 (56.52%) Java
3 11 (47.83%) C++
4 8 (34.78%) R
5 5 (21.74%) C
5 5 (21.74%) MATLAB
5 5 (21.74%) Scala
5 5 (21.74%) SQL
6 2 (8.70%) C#
6 2 (8.70%) JavaScript
7 1 (4.35%) Lua
7 1 (4.35%) Perl
7 1 (4.35%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 10 (43.48%) Degree
2 6 (26.09%) Master's Degree
3 1 (4.35%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (4.35%) Numerate Degree
Vendors
1 2 (8.70%) Cloudera