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 3 months to 25 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

PhD
Scotland / Edinburgh
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 90 89 105
Rank change year-on-year -1 +16  
Permanent jobs citing PhD 10 7 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 0.82% 0.59% 0.14%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.99% 2.19% 0.56%
Number of salaries quoted 8 5 0
Median salary £54,000 £47,500 -
Median salary % change year-on-year +13.68% -  
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year -5.88% +6.25%  

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 Edinburgh.

Academic & Professional Certification
Edinburgh
Permanent job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 335 320 360
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh 27.46% 26.94% 25.64%
Number of salaries quoted 202 179 244
Median salary £42,500 £45,000 £44,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.55% +2.27%  
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £27,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £67,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,000
% change year-on-year - +1.19%  

PhD
Job Vacancy Trend in Edinburgh

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Edinburgh citing PhD as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

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 3 months to 25 June 2017.

Salary histogram for PhD in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 25 June 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 9 (64.29%) Software Engineering
1 9 (64.29%) Computer Science
2 8 (57.14%) Mathematics
3 7 (50.00%) Electronics
4 6 (42.86%) C++
4 6 (42.86%) Python
4 6 (42.86%) Degree
5 5 (35.71%) Physics
5 5 (35.71%) Hadoop
5 5 (35.71%) SQL
5 5 (35.71%) .NET
5 5 (35.71%) R
5 5 (35.71%) Machine Learning
5 5 (35.71%) Analytical Skills
6 4 (28.57%) Scala
6 4 (28.57%) Analytics
6 4 (28.57%) Algorithms
6 4 (28.57%) Finance
6 4 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
7 3 (21.43%) Asset Management
7 3 (21.43%) Refactoring
7 3 (21.43%) Visualisation
7 3 (21.43%) Microsoft Azure
7 3 (21.43%) Amazon AWS
7 3 (21.43%) Open Source
7 3 (21.43%) MATLAB
7 3 (21.43%) Java
7 3 (21.43%) C#
7 3 (21.43%) BigQuery
7 3 (21.43%) Google Cloud Platform

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 2 (14.29%) SAS
2 1 (7.14%) Apache Spark
Cloud Services
1 3 (21.43%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (21.43%) Google Cloud Platform
1 3 (21.43%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (14.29%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (35.71%) Hadoop
2 3 (21.43%) Big Data
2 3 (21.43%) BigQuery
3 1 (7.14%) Relational Database
General
1 7 (50.00%) Electronics
2 4 (28.57%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (28.57%) Data Scientist
1 4 (28.57%) Graduate
1 4 (28.57%) Software Engineer
2 3 (21.43%) Junior
2 3 (21.43%) Senior Data Scientist
3 2 (14.29%) ASIC Design Engineer
3 2 (14.29%) ASIC Engineer
3 2 (14.29%) C++ Developer
3 2 (14.29%) Design Engineer
3 2 (14.29%) Developer
3 2 (14.29%) Digital Design Engineer
3 2 (14.29%) Graduate C++ Developer
3 2 (14.29%) Graduate Developer
3 2 (14.29%) Graduate Software Engineer
3 2 (14.29%) Junior C++ Developer
3 2 (14.29%) Junior Developer
4 1 (7.14%) Electronics Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Junior C++ Software Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Junior Software Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Software Design Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (35.71%) .NET
2 3 (21.43%) D3.js
2 3 (21.43%) Natural Language Processing
2 3 (21.43%) Qt
3 1 (7.14%) MLlib
3 1 (7.14%) scikit-learn
3 1 (7.14%) TensorFlow
Miscellaneous
1 9 (64.29%) Computer Science
2 5 (35.71%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (28.57%) Algorithms
4 3 (21.43%) Virtual Team
5 2 (14.29%) ASIC
6 1 (7.14%) Data Structures
6 1 (7.14%) Device Driver
Operating Systems
1 1 (7.14%) Linux
1 1 (7.14%) Mac OS
1 1 (7.14%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (64.29%) Software Engineering
2 8 (57.14%) Mathematics
3 5 (35.71%) Machine Learning
3 5 (35.71%) Physics
4 4 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (28.57%) Analytics
5 3 (21.43%) Asset Management
5 3 (21.43%) IT Strategy
5 3 (21.43%) Open Source
5 3 (21.43%) Performance Optimisation
5 3 (21.43%) Refactoring
5 3 (21.43%) Spatial Analysis
5 3 (21.43%) Visualisation
6 2 (14.29%) CAD
6 2 (14.29%) Electronic Design Automation
6 2 (14.29%) OO
6 2 (14.29%) Project Management
6 2 (14.29%) Statistical Modelling
6 2 (14.29%) Statistics
6 2 (14.29%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 6 (42.86%) C++
1 6 (42.86%) Python
2 5 (35.71%) R
2 5 (35.71%) SQL
3 4 (28.57%) Scala
4 3 (21.43%) C#
4 3 (21.43%) Java
4 3 (21.43%) MATLAB
5 2 (14.29%) C
5 2 (14.29%) PL/SQL
6 1 (7.14%) Lisp
6 1 (7.14%) Perl
Qualifications
1 6 (42.86%) Degree
2 3 (21.43%) Numerate Degree
Vendors
1 3 (21.43%) Tableau
2 2 (14.29%) Cadence
2 2 (14.29%) Oracle
2 2 (14.29%) Synopsys
Edinburgh
Cathcart Associates
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 9 days ago