Period
to 20 September 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 20 September 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

PhD
Scotland > Edinburgh
6 months to
20 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 135 135 124
Rank change year-on-year 0 -11 +16
Permanent jobs citing PhD 12 17 16
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 0.48% 0.64% 0.67%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.04% 2.47% 2.63%
Number of salaries quoted 8 21 8
Edinburgh median annual salary £41,250 £42,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.94% -10.53% -36.67%
10th Percentile £31,375 £40,000 £43,000
90th Percentile £78,500 £111,750 £55,700
Scotland median annual salary £35,000 £42,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year -17.65% -10.53% -36.67%

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 587 688 609
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 23.27% 26.09% 25.55%
Number of salaries quoted 397 413 377
Edinburgh median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% -11.11% +5.88%
10th Percentile £27,650 £26,000 £25,000
90th Percentile £70,700 £66,250 £64,250
Scotland median annual salary £42,500 £41,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +2.41% -2.35% +6.25%

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 20 September 2018.

Salary histogram for PhD in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 20 September 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 8 (66.67%) Finance
2 7 (58.33%) SQL
3 6 (50.00%) Python
3 6 (50.00%) Mathematics
3 6 (50.00%) Machine Learning
3 6 (50.00%) Data Science
4 5 (41.67%) Analytics
4 5 (41.67%) Mentoring
4 5 (41.67%) Data Analytics
4 5 (41.67%) Predictive Analytics
4 5 (41.67%) Statistics
4 5 (41.67%) Java
4 5 (41.67%) Banking
5 4 (33.33%) Retail
5 4 (33.33%) Data Management
5 4 (33.33%) MBA
5 4 (33.33%) Econometrics
5 4 (33.33%) C#
5 4 (33.33%) Data Security
5 4 (33.33%) Private Banking
5 4 (33.33%) Web Development
5 4 (33.33%) Degree
5 4 (33.33%) Statistical Analysis
5 4 (33.33%) QA
5 4 (33.33%) Applied Mathematics
5 4 (33.33%) Tableau
5 4 (33.33%) Data Quality
5 4 (33.33%) Cloud Computing
5 4 (33.33%) Test Automation
5 4 (33.33%) Visualisation

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 4 (33.33%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (8.33%) OpenShift
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (16.67%) Relational Database
2 1 (8.33%) Data Mining
2 1 (8.33%) Hadoop
2 1 (8.33%) NoSQL
2 1 (8.33%) Text Mining
General
1 8 (66.67%) Finance
2 5 (41.67%) Banking
3 4 (33.33%) Private Banking
3 4 (33.33%) Retail
4 2 (16.67%) Legal
Job Titles
1 6 (50.00%) Developer
2 4 (33.33%) Java Developer
3 3 (25.00%) .NET Developer
3 3 (25.00%) Junior
3 3 (25.00%) Junior Developer
3 3 (25.00%) Junior Java Developer
4 2 (16.67%) Data Manager
4 2 (16.67%) Data Science Developer
4 2 (16.67%) Data Science Leader
4 2 (16.67%) Data Science Manager
4 2 (16.67%) Data Scientist
4 2 (16.67%) Junior .NET Developer
4 2 (16.67%) Lead Developer
5 1 (8.33%) Architect
5 1 (8.33%) C# Developer
5 1 (8.33%) Graduate
5 1 (8.33%) Graduate Developer
5 1 (8.33%) Junior C# Developer
5 1 (8.33%) Senior Data Scientist
5 1 (8.33%) Software Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (25.00%) .NET
1 3 (25.00%) Natural Language Processing
2 1 (8.33%) AngularJS
2 1 (8.33%) Java EE
2 1 (8.33%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 4 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (25.00%) Computer Science
3 2 (16.67%) Fintech
4 1 (8.33%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 1 (8.33%) Linux
1 1 (8.33%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (50.00%) Data Science
1 6 (50.00%) Machine Learning
1 6 (50.00%) Mathematics
2 5 (41.67%) Analytics
2 5 (41.67%) Data Analytics
2 5 (41.67%) Mentoring
2 5 (41.67%) Predictive Analytics
2 5 (41.67%) Statistics
3 4 (33.33%) Applied Mathematics
3 4 (33.33%) Data Management
3 4 (33.33%) Data Security
3 4 (33.33%) Data Visualisation
3 4 (33.33%) Econometrics
3 4 (33.33%) Predictive Modelling
3 4 (33.33%) Signal Processing
3 4 (33.33%) Statistical Analysis
3 4 (33.33%) Test Automation
3 4 (33.33%) Trend Analysis
3 4 (33.33%) Visualisation
3 4 (33.33%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 7 (58.33%) SQL
2 6 (50.00%) Python
3 5 (41.67%) Java
4 4 (33.33%) C#
4 4 (33.33%) R
5 1 (8.33%) JavaScript
5 1 (8.33%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (33.33%) Degree
1 4 (33.33%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (33.33%) Data Quality
1 4 (33.33%) QA
System Software
1 1 (8.33%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (8.33%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 4 (33.33%) Tableau
2 1 (8.33%) Red Hat