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

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
PhD
Scotland / Edinburgh
Rank 91 84 97
Rank change year-on-year -7 +13  
Permanent jobs citing PhD 4 11 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 0.35% 0.82% 0.30%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.47% 2.81% 1.03%
Number of salaries quoted 1 5 2
Median salary £97,500 £57,500 £28,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +69.56% +105.35%  
UK excluding London median salary £48,750 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +14.70% +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 272 391 388
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh 24.13% 29.27% 28.91%
Number of salaries quoted 158 269 228
Median salary £45,000 £50,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -10.00% +11.11%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £31,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £69,000 £59,000 £67,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 25 March 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 5 (62.50%) Electronics
1 5 (62.50%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (50.00%) Validation
2 4 (50.00%) ASIC
2 4 (50.00%) Project Management
3 3 (37.50%) Python
3 3 (37.50%) SQL
3 3 (37.50%) .NET
3 3 (37.50%) Software Engineering
3 3 (37.50%) Computer Science
4 2 (25.00%) Scala
4 2 (25.00%) Finance
4 2 (25.00%) OO
4 2 (25.00%) Physics
4 2 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (25.00%) Oracle
4 2 (25.00%) C#
4 2 (25.00%) C++
4 2 (25.00%) Java
4 2 (25.00%) PL/SQL
5 1 (12.50%) Wireless
5 1 (12.50%) CAD
5 1 (12.50%) MATLAB
5 1 (12.50%) C
5 1 (12.50%) SAS
5 1 (12.50%) Lisp
5 1 (12.50%) Perl
5 1 (12.50%) OOP
5 1 (12.50%) TDD
5 1 (12.50%) Asset Management

PhD
Top Related 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 1 (12.50%) SAS
Cloud Services
1 1 (12.50%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (12.50%) Google Cloud Platform
1 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (12.50%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (12.50%) Big Data
1 1 (12.50%) BigQuery
1 1 (12.50%) Hadoop
1 1 (12.50%) Relational Database
General
1 5 (62.50%) Electronics
2 2 (25.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (25.00%) Software Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Analogue Design Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) ASIC Design Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) ASIC Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Data Scientist
2 1 (12.50%) Design Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Development Team Leader
2 1 (12.50%) Graduate
2 1 (12.50%) Graduate Software Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Senior Data Scientist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (37.50%) .NET
2 1 (12.50%) D3.js
2 1 (12.50%) Natural Language Processing
Miscellaneous
1 5 (62.50%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (50.00%) ASIC
3 3 (37.50%) Computer Science
4 1 (12.50%) Algorithms
4 1 (12.50%) Data Structures
4 1 (12.50%) Virtual Team
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (50.00%) Project Management
1 4 (50.00%) Validation
2 3 (37.50%) Software Engineering
3 2 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (25.00%) OO
3 2 (25.00%) Physics
4 1 (12.50%) Analytics
4 1 (12.50%) Artificial Intelligence
4 1 (12.50%) Asset Management
4 1 (12.50%) BDD
4 1 (12.50%) CAD
4 1 (12.50%) Digital Signal Processing
4 1 (12.50%) Electronic Design Automation
4 1 (12.50%) IT Strategy
4 1 (12.50%) Machine Learning
4 1 (12.50%) Mentoring
4 1 (12.50%) Signal Processing
4 1 (12.50%) Spatial Analysis
4 1 (12.50%) TDD
4 1 (12.50%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 3 (37.50%) Python
1 3 (37.50%) SQL
2 2 (25.00%) C#
2 2 (25.00%) C++
2 2 (25.00%) Java
2 2 (25.00%) PL/SQL
2 2 (25.00%) Scala
3 1 (12.50%) C
3 1 (12.50%) Lisp
3 1 (12.50%) MATLAB
3 1 (12.50%) Perl
3 1 (12.50%) R
Qualifications
1 1 (12.50%) Degree
Vendors
1 2 (25.00%) Oracle
2 1 (12.50%) Cadence
2 1 (12.50%) Synopsys
2 1 (12.50%) Tableau
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