Period
to 21 November 2017

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 21 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

PhD
Scotland > Edinburgh
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 125 124 151
Rank change year-on-year -1 +27 -32
Permanent jobs citing PhD 30 13 10
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 1.11% 0.56% 0.33%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.16% 2.36% 1.13%
Number of salaries quoted 29 4 15
Edinburgh median annual salary £42,500 £47,500 £75,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -10.53% -36.67% +57.89%
Scotland median annual salary £45,000 £47,500 £75,000
% change year-on-year -5.26% -36.67% +66.67%

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 722 552 882
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 26.61% 23.84% 28.99%
Number of salaries quoted 448 337 596
Edinburgh median annual salary £40,000 £45,000 £42,750
Median salary % change year-on-year -11.11% +5.26% +6.88%
10th Percentile £26,000 £26,250 £25,000
90th Percentile £66,250 £63,000 £64,500
Scotland median annual salary £42,500 £42,000 £41,000
% change year-on-year +1.19% +2.44% +2.50%

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 21 November 2017.

Salary histogram for PhD in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 Edinburgh region with a requirement for PhD.

1 24 (80.00%) Mathematics
2 21 (70.00%) Machine Learning
3 18 (60.00%) Algorithms
4 17 (56.67%) C++
5 16 (53.33%) Python
5 16 (53.33%) Degree
6 15 (50.00%) Computer Science
7 13 (43.33%) Java
8 10 (33.33%) Physics
8 10 (33.33%) Statistics
9 9 (30.00%) Robotics
9 9 (30.00%) Artificial Intelligence
9 9 (30.00%) Software Engineering
9 9 (30.00%) R
9 9 (30.00%) Analytical Skills
10 8 (26.67%) Big Data
11 6 (20.00%) Open Source
11 6 (20.00%) Master's Degree
11 6 (20.00%) Numerate Degree
11 6 (20.00%) Scala
11 6 (20.00%) Hadoop
11 6 (20.00%) SQL
11 6 (20.00%) C
11 6 (20.00%) MATLAB
11 6 (20.00%) Finance
12 5 (16.67%) Electronics
12 5 (16.67%) Linux
12 5 (16.67%) Refactoring
12 5 (16.67%) Reinforcement Learning
12 5 (16.67%) Computer Vision

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 (13.33%) SAS
2 3 (10.00%) Apache Spark
3 2 (6.67%) Apache Pig
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.33%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (3.33%) Google Cloud Platform
1 1 (3.33%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (26.67%) Big Data
2 6 (20.00%) Hadoop
3 4 (13.33%) Apache Cassandra
3 4 (13.33%) NoSQL
4 2 (6.67%) Apache Hive
4 2 (6.67%) GIS
4 2 (6.67%) MongoDB
4 2 (6.67%) Spatial Data
4 2 (6.67%) SQL Server
4 2 (6.67%) Text Mining
5 1 (3.33%) BigQuery
5 1 (3.33%) MySQL
General
1 6 (20.00%) Finance
2 5 (16.67%) Electronics
3 3 (10.00%) Games
4 1 (3.33%) Retail
Job Titles
1 6 (20.00%) Data Scientist
1 6 (20.00%) Machine Learning Scientist
2 5 (16.67%) Graduate
2 5 (16.67%) Junior
3 4 (13.33%) C++ Developer
3 4 (13.33%) Developer
3 4 (13.33%) Graduate C++ Developer
3 4 (13.33%) Graduate Developer
3 4 (13.33%) Junior C++ Developer
3 4 (13.33%) Junior Developer
3 4 (13.33%) Research Scientist
4 3 (10.00%) Analyst
4 3 (10.00%) Data Analyst
4 3 (10.00%) Machine Learning Researcher
5 2 (6.67%) Automation Engineer
5 2 (6.67%) Computer Engineer
5 2 (6.67%) Computer Vision Engineer
5 2 (6.67%) Data Engineer
5 2 (6.67%) Data Manager
5 2 (6.67%) Senior Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (16.67%) Qt
2 3 (10.00%) HTML
3 2 (6.67%) Natural Language Processing
4 1 (3.33%) .NET
4 1 (3.33%) D3.js
4 1 (3.33%) MLlib
4 1 (3.33%) NumPy
4 1 (3.33%) scikit-learn
4 1 (3.33%) SciPy
4 1 (3.33%) TensorFlow
Miscellaneous
1 18 (60.00%) Algorithms
2 15 (50.00%) Computer Science
3 9 (30.00%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (30.00%) Robotics
4 3 (10.00%) CUDA
4 3 (10.00%) Data Structures
5 1 (3.33%) Greenfield Project
5 1 (3.33%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 5 (16.67%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (80.00%) Mathematics
2 21 (70.00%) Machine Learning
3 10 (33.33%) Physics
3 10 (33.33%) Statistics
4 9 (30.00%) Artificial Intelligence
4 9 (30.00%) Software Engineering
5 6 (20.00%) Open Source
6 5 (16.67%) Analytics
6 5 (16.67%) Computer Vision
6 5 (16.67%) Performance Optimisation
6 5 (16.67%) Refactoring
6 5 (16.67%) Reinforcement Learning
6 5 (16.67%) Statistical Modelling
7 3 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
7 3 (10.00%) Bayesian Methods
7 3 (10.00%) Data Analytics
7 3 (10.00%) Deep Learning
7 3 (10.00%) Linear Algebra
7 3 (10.00%) Neural Network
7 3 (10.00%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 17 (56.67%) C++
2 16 (53.33%) Python
3 13 (43.33%) Java
4 9 (30.00%) R
5 6 (20.00%) C
5 6 (20.00%) MATLAB
5 6 (20.00%) Scala
5 6 (20.00%) SQL
6 2 (6.67%) C#
7 1 (3.33%) JavaScript
7 1 (3.33%) Lua
7 1 (3.33%) Perl
7 1 (3.33%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 16 (53.33%) Degree
2 6 (20.00%) Master's Degree
2 6 (20.00%) Numerate Degree
3 1 (3.33%) Computer Science Degree
Vendors
1 2 (6.67%) Cloudera
2 1 (3.33%) Tableau