Period
to 10 December 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 10 December 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD, DPhil, EngD, Doctorate)
Scotland > Edinburgh
6 months to
10 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 133 123 126
Rank change year-on-year -10 +3 +19
Permanent jobs citing PhD 19 29 14
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 0.75% 1.10% 0.61%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.14% 4.18% 2.57%
Number of salaries quoted 12 27 4
Edinburgh median annual salary £34,500 £45,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -23.33% -5.26% -36.67%
10th Percentile £32,000 £36,250 £42,000
90th Percentile £60,000 £111,750 £58,300
Scotland median annual salary £34,500 £45,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year -23.33% -5.26% -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 606 694 544
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 23.78% 26.23% 23.78%
Number of salaries quoted 387 441 337
Edinburgh median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.50% -11.11% +1.12%
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,000 £25,750
90th Percentile £72,500 £66,250 £65,300
Scotland median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% +2.41% -

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 10 December 2018.

Salary histogram for PhD in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 10 December 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 14 (73.68%) Degree
2 5 (26.32%) Computer Science
2 5 (26.32%) Java
2 5 (26.32%) Python
2 5 (26.32%) Validation
2 5 (26.32%) Analytics
3 4 (21.05%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (21.05%) Mathcad
3 4 (21.05%) Prototyping
3 4 (21.05%) Optoelectronics
3 4 (21.05%) Problem-Solving
3 4 (21.05%) Manufacturing
3 4 (21.05%) Management Information System
3 4 (21.05%) Electronics
3 4 (21.05%) AutoCAD
3 4 (21.05%) Life Science
3 4 (21.05%) Blog
3 4 (21.05%) Big Data
3 4 (21.05%) SOLIDWORKS
4 3 (15.79%) Banking
4 3 (15.79%) Artificial Intelligence
4 3 (15.79%) Predictive Analytics
4 3 (15.79%) R
4 3 (15.79%) MATLAB
4 3 (15.79%) Simulink
4 3 (15.79%) SQL
4 3 (15.79%) Wireless
4 3 (15.79%) Internet
4 3 (15.79%) Data Science
4 3 (15.79%) Fintech

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 1 (5.26%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 4 (21.05%) AutoCAD
1 4 (21.05%) Mathcad
1 4 (21.05%) SOLIDWORKS
2 3 (15.79%) Simulink
Cloud Services
1 2 (10.53%) Cloud Computing
1 2 (10.53%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 3 (15.79%) Internet
1 3 (15.79%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (21.05%) Big Data
2 3 (15.79%) Relational Database
3 1 (5.26%) Data Mining
3 1 (5.26%) Hadoop
3 1 (5.26%) NoSQL
General
1 4 (21.05%) Electronics
1 4 (21.05%) Manufacturing
2 3 (15.79%) Banking
3 2 (10.53%) Finance
4 1 (5.26%) Social Science
Job Titles
1 5 (26.32%) Analogue Design Engineer
1 5 (26.32%) Design Engineer
2 3 (15.79%) Junior
3 2 (10.53%) Architect
3 2 (10.53%) Data Scientist
3 2 (10.53%) Developer
3 2 (10.53%) Java Developer
3 2 (10.53%) Junior Developer
3 2 (10.53%) Junior Java Developer
3 2 (10.53%) Senior Data Scientist
4 1 (5.26%) .NET Developer
4 1 (5.26%) C# Developer
4 1 (5.26%) Java Architect
4 1 (5.26%) Junior .NET Developer
4 1 (5.26%) Junior C# Developer
4 1 (5.26%) Junior Data Scientist
4 1 (5.26%) Software Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (10.53%) AngularJS
1 2 (10.53%) Java EE
1 2 (10.53%) Kafka
1 2 (10.53%) Natural Language Processing
2 1 (5.26%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 4 (21.05%) Analytical Skills
1 4 (21.05%) Blog
1 4 (21.05%) Life Science
1 4 (21.05%) Management Information System
1 4 (21.05%) Optoelectronics
2 3 (15.79%) Algorithms
2 3 (15.79%) Fintech
2 3 (15.79%) Internet of Things
3 2 (10.53%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.26%) Linux
1 1 (5.26%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (26.32%) Analytics
1 5 (26.32%) Computer Science
1 5 (26.32%) Validation
2 4 (21.05%) Problem-Solving
2 4 (21.05%) Prototyping
3 3 (15.79%) Artificial Intelligence
3 3 (15.79%) Data Science
3 3 (15.79%) Machine Learning
3 3 (15.79%) Predictive Analytics
4 2 (10.53%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (10.53%) Data Analytics
4 2 (10.53%) Deep Learning
4 2 (10.53%) Mathematics
4 2 (10.53%) Microservices
4 2 (10.53%) Migration
4 2 (10.53%) Physics
4 2 (10.53%) Software Engineering
4 2 (10.53%) Statistics
4 2 (10.53%) Test Automation
4 2 (10.53%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 5 (26.32%) Java
1 5 (26.32%) Python
2 3 (15.79%) MATLAB
2 3 (15.79%) R
2 3 (15.79%) SQL
3 2 (10.53%) C
3 2 (10.53%) C#
3 2 (10.53%) C++
3 2 (10.53%) Embedded C
3 2 (10.53%) Embedded C++
3 2 (10.53%) JavaScript
3 2 (10.53%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 14 (73.68%) Degree
2 2 (10.53%) MBA
System Software
1 2 (10.53%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (10.53%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 2 (10.53%) Red Hat