Period
to 24 June 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 24 June 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

PhD
Scotland > Edinburgh
6 months to
24 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 141 125 132
Rank change year-on-year -16 +7 +19
Permanent jobs citing PhD 15 14 18
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 0.55% 0.60% 0.71%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.13% 2.29% 2.51%
Number of salaries quoted 12 12 10
Edinburgh median annual salary £40,000 £41,250 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.03% -13.16% +69.64%
10th Percentile £32,500 £40,000 £42,625
90th Percentile £72,500 £103,750 £61,250
Scotland median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - -15.79% +50.79%

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 704 611 717
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 25.84% 25.99% 28.18%
Number of salaries quoted 486 362 454
Edinburgh median annual salary £44,000 £42,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.53% -5.56% +4.05%
10th Percentile £27,625 £27,500 £25,325
90th Percentile £67,500 £72,250 £71,250
Scotland median annual salary £41,000 £42,500 £43,000
% change year-on-year -3.53% -1.16% +2.38%

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 24 June 2018.

Salary histogram for PhD in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 24 June 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 Edinburgh region with a requirement for PhD.

1 10 (66.67%) Mathematics
2 8 (53.33%) Degree
2 8 (53.33%) Python
3 7 (46.67%) C++
3 7 (46.67%) .NET
3 7 (46.67%) Data Science
4 6 (40.00%) Algorithms
4 6 (40.00%) SQL
4 6 (40.00%) Finance
4 6 (40.00%) Physics
4 6 (40.00%) Machine Learning
5 5 (33.33%) Analytics
5 5 (33.33%) Fortran
5 5 (33.33%) Visual Studio
5 5 (33.33%) C
5 5 (33.33%) Data Analytics
5 5 (33.33%) Data Engineering
5 5 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
6 4 (26.67%) Regulatory Compliance
6 4 (26.67%) Problem-Solving
6 4 (26.67%) Dashboard Development
6 4 (26.67%) Prototyping
6 4 (26.67%) Behavioural Analytics
6 4 (26.67%) Visualisation
6 4 (26.67%) Mentoring
6 4 (26.67%) Banking
6 4 (26.67%) Retail
6 4 (26.67%) Data Management
6 4 (26.67%) Econometrics
6 4 (26.67%) Predictive Modelling

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:

Cloud Services
1 2 (13.33%) Cloud Computing
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.67%) Big Data
1 1 (6.67%) Hadoop
1 1 (6.67%) MySQL
1 1 (6.67%) Text Mining
Development Applications
1 5 (33.33%) Visual Studio
General
1 6 (40.00%) Finance
2 4 (26.67%) Banking
2 4 (26.67%) Private Banking
2 4 (26.67%) Retail
3 2 (13.33%) Legal
Job Titles
1 6 (40.00%) Software Engineer
2 5 (33.33%) Development Engineer
2 5 (33.33%) Scientific Software Engineer
2 5 (33.33%) Software Development Engineer
3 4 (26.67%) Developer
4 2 (13.33%) .NET Developer
4 2 (13.33%) Data Manager
4 2 (13.33%) Data Science Developer
4 2 (13.33%) Data Science Leader
4 2 (13.33%) Data Science Manager
4 2 (13.33%) Java Developer
4 2 (13.33%) Lead Developer
5 1 (6.67%) Big Data Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) Data Insight Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) Data Scientist
5 1 (6.67%) Graduate Java Developer
5 1 (6.67%) Insight Data Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) Machine Learning Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) SQL Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) SQL Data Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (46.67%) .NET
2 1 (6.67%) Natural Language Processing
Miscellaneous
1 6 (40.00%) Algorithms
2 5 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (6.67%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 1 (6.67%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (66.67%) Mathematics
2 7 (46.67%) Data Science
3 6 (40.00%) Machine Learning
3 6 (40.00%) Physics
4 5 (33.33%) Analytics
4 5 (33.33%) Data Analytics
4 5 (33.33%) Data Engineering
5 4 (26.67%) Applied Mathematics
5 4 (26.67%) Behavioural Analytics
5 4 (26.67%) Dashboard Development
5 4 (26.67%) Data Visualisation
5 4 (26.67%) Mentoring
5 4 (26.67%) Predictive Analytics
5 4 (26.67%) Predictive Modelling
5 4 (26.67%) Problem-Solving
5 4 (26.67%) Prototyping
5 4 (26.67%) Regulatory Compliance
5 4 (26.67%) Signal Processing
5 4 (26.67%) Trend Analysis
5 4 (26.67%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 8 (53.33%) Python
2 7 (46.67%) C++
3 6 (40.00%) SQL
4 5 (33.33%) C
4 5 (33.33%) Fortran
5 4 (26.67%) R
6 3 (20.00%) Java
7 2 (13.33%) C#
8 1 (6.67%) JavaScript
8 1 (6.67%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 8 (53.33%) Degree
2 2 (13.33%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (26.67%) Data Quality
1 4 (26.67%) QA
Vendors
1 4 (26.67%) Tableau