The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for PhD qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 22 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

PhD
UK / England
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 364 403 554
Rank change year-on-year +39 +151  
Permanent jobs citing PhD 686 681 456
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.82% 0.73% 0.44%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.34% 2.76% 1.60%
Number of salaries quoted 587 624 414
Median salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +11.11%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £34,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £90,000 £90,000 £80,000
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 England.

Academic & Professional Certification
England
Permanent job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 20554 24654 28457
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in England 24.62% 26.61% 27.36%
Number of salaries quoted 16095 20173 22718
Median salary £46,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.10% +5.55%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £70,000 £72,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year - +2.40%  

PhD
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England 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 England

PhD
Salary Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing PhD in England.

Salary trend for PhD in England

PhD
Salary Histogram in England

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing PhD in England over the 3 months to 22 June 2017.

Salary histogram for PhD in England

PhD
Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing PhD within the England region over the 3 months to 22 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -24 292 £70,000 +16.66% 51
East of England +83 171 £35,000 -12.50% 32
South East +7 93 £45,000 +5.88% 19
North West -24 54 £41,000 +2.50% 3
West Midlands +48 37 £40,000 -3.03% 2
South West -4 35 £55,000 +2.80% 5
East Midlands +24 34 £32,500 -18.75% 2
Yorkshire -3 4 £47,500 +31.94% 2
Midlands - 3 £85,000 - 4
North East - 3 £80,000 - 2
PhD
UK

For the 6 months to 22 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 England region with a requirement for PhD.

1 779 (55.80%) Python
2 709 (50.79%) Mathematics
3 683 (48.93%) Machine Learning
4 651 (46.63%) Computer Science
5 606 (43.41%) C++
6 605 (43.34%) Degree
7 498 (35.67%) Algorithms
8 434 (31.09%) Java
9 415 (29.73%) Physics
10 388 (27.79%) Software Engineering
11 325 (23.28%) Finance
12 315 (22.56%) R
13 303 (21.70%) SQL
14 291 (20.85%) Big Data
15 285 (20.42%) Analytics
15 285 (20.42%) C#
16 268 (19.20%) Statistics
17 255 (18.27%) Analytical Skills
18 229 (16.40%) MATLAB
19 227 (16.26%) Artificial Intelligence
20 211 (15.11%) C
21 197 (14.11%) Agile Software Development
22 195 (13.97%) Linux
23 160 (11.46%) Deep Learning
24 159 (11.39%) Natural Language Processing
25 147 (10.53%) OO
26 135 (9.67%) Hadoop
27 130 (9.31%) Scala
28 125 (8.95%) Apache Spark
29 120 (8.60%) Data Analysis

PhD
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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
1 125 (8.95%) Apache Spark
2 68 (4.87%) SAS
3 26 (1.86%) Apache
4 23 (1.65%) Apache Pig
4 23 (1.65%) Elasticsearch
5 12 (0.86%) Apache Solr
6 11 (0.79%) DNN
7 10 (0.72%) JBoss
8 9 (0.64%) Confluence
8 9 (0.64%) Tomcat
9 5 (0.36%) Jupyter
10 4 (0.29%) Exchange Server 2007
10 4 (0.29%) MS Exchange
10 4 (0.29%) Skype for Business
10 4 (0.29%) WebSphere
11 3 (0.21%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 3 (0.21%) WebSphere Application Server
12 2 (0.14%) ColdFusion
12 2 (0.14%) IIS
12 2 (0.14%) nginx
Applications
1 41 (2.94%) Microsoft Excel
2 38 (2.72%) SPSS
3 28 (2.01%) Stata
4 15 (1.07%) Spreadsheet
5 10 (0.72%) EViews
5 10 (0.72%) Microsoft Office
5 10 (0.72%) Photoshop
6 8 (0.57%) Zemax
7 7 (0.50%) Maple
8 5 (0.36%) Microsoft PowerPoint
8 5 (0.36%) Simulink
9 4 (0.29%) Camtasia
9 4 (0.29%) FrameMaker
9 4 (0.29%) RoboHelp
10 3 (0.21%) Mathcad
10 3 (0.21%) S-PLUS
11 2 (0.14%) Abaqus
11 2 (0.14%) LaTeX
12 1 (0.072%) GNU Octave
12 1 (0.072%) Weka
Business Applications
1 22 (1.58%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (0.14%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.072%) Magento
3 1 (0.072%) NetSuite
3 1 (0.072%) Odoo
Cloud Services
1 42 (3.01%) Amazon AWS
2 22 (1.58%) SaaS
3 18 (1.29%) Microsoft Azure
4 17 (1.22%) GitHub
5 9 (0.64%) Cloud Computing
6 8 (0.57%) Yammer
7 6 (0.43%) Amazon EC2
8 5 (0.36%) Amazon S3
8 5 (0.36%) Google Cloud Platform
9 4 (0.29%) Amazon EMR
10 3 (0.21%) AWS Lambda
11 2 (0.14%) Google Analytics
12 1 (0.072%) Amazon SQS
12 1 (0.072%) Azure Machine Learning
12 1 (0.072%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 18 (1.29%) TCP/IP
2 7 (0.50%) Ethernet
3 6 (0.43%) Internet
4 5 (0.36%) Wireless
5 4 (0.29%) ADSL
5 4 (0.29%) Cisco ASA
5 4 (0.29%) DHCP
5 4 (0.29%) DNS
5 4 (0.29%) DSL
5 4 (0.29%) Firewall
5 4 (0.29%) SAN
5 4 (0.29%) VoIP
5 4 (0.29%) VPN
6 3 (0.21%) ATM
6 3 (0.21%) MIMO
6 3 (0.21%) OFDM
6 3 (0.21%) Skype
7 2 (0.14%) Bluetooth
7 2 (0.14%) HTTP
7 2 (0.14%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 291 (20.85%) Big Data
2 135 (9.67%) Hadoop
3 108 (7.74%) NoSQL
4 105 (7.52%) Data Mining
5 45 (3.22%) Apache Hive
6 41 (2.94%) Relational Database
7 37 (2.65%) MongoDB
8 34 (2.44%) SQL Server
9 26 (1.86%) Text Mining
10 25 (1.79%) PostgreSQL
11 22 (1.58%) Blockchain
12 16 (1.15%) Apache Cassandra
13 15 (1.07%) MySQL
13 15 (1.07%) RDBMS
14 14 (1.00%) Data Warehouse
15 12 (0.86%) Sqoop
16 9 (0.64%) Amazon Redshift
16 9 (0.64%) HAWQ
16 9 (0.64%) HBase
16 9 (0.64%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 94 (6.73%) Git (software)
2 59 (4.23%) LabVIEW
3 33 (2.36%) Jenkins
4 26 (1.86%) Visual Studio
5 17 (1.22%) JUnit
6 16 (1.15%) Mercurial
7 10 (0.72%) Clang
8 9 (0.64%) Axure RP
8 9 (0.64%) Maven
9 7 (0.50%) Vagrant
10 6 (0.43%) Ant
10 6 (0.43%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 6 (0.43%) Travis CI
11 5 (0.36%) Gradle
11 5 (0.36%) JIRA
12 4 (0.29%) Subversion
12 4 (0.29%) Yeoman
13 2 (0.14%) Bitbucket
13 2 (0.14%) Team Foundation Server
14 1 (0.072%) TestNG
General
1 325 (23.28%) Finance
2 96 (6.88%) Electronics
2 96 (6.88%) Telecoms
3 94 (6.73%) Marketing
4 86 (6.16%) Banking
4 86 (6.16%) Games
5 73 (5.23%) Front Office
6 50 (3.58%) Manufacturing
7 46 (3.30%) Advertising
8 37 (2.65%) Financial Institution
9 34 (2.44%) Investment Banking
10 28 (2.01%) Retail
11 24 (1.72%) Automotive
12 19 (1.36%) Aerospace
13 14 (1.00%) Pharmaceutical
14 8 (0.57%) Back Office
14 8 (0.57%) Legal
15 7 (0.50%) Law
15 7 (0.50%) Military
16 3 (0.21%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 329 (23.57%) Data Scientist
2 328 (23.50%) Developer
3 192 (13.75%) Software Engineer
4 118 (8.45%) Graduate
5 96 (6.88%) Senior Data Scientist
6 92 (6.59%) Software Developer
7 88 (6.30%) Analyst
8 84 (6.02%) C++ Developer
9 80 (5.73%) C++ Software Engineer
10 71 (5.09%) Java Developer
11 58 (4.15%) Machine Learning Engineer
12 55 (3.94%) C# Developer
13 54 (3.87%) Machine Learning Scientist
14 53 (3.80%) Java Engineer
15 45 (3.22%) Python Developer
16 43 (3.08%) Architect
16 43 (3.08%) Research Engineer
17 39 (2.79%) Quantitative Developer
18 38 (2.72%) Computer Engineer
18 38 (2.72%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 159 (11.39%) Natural Language Processing
2 100 (7.16%) .NET
3 63 (4.51%) HTML
4 51 (3.65%) OpenGL
5 47 (3.37%) TensorFlow
6 43 (3.08%) ASP.NET
7 41 (2.94%) CSS
8 39 (2.79%) HTML5
9 37 (2.65%) Spring
10 34 (2.44%) Qt
11 33 (2.36%) D3.js
11 33 (2.36%) Web Services
12 32 (2.29%) Theano
13 30 (2.15%) J2EE
13 30 (2.15%) Kafka
13 30 (2.15%) NumPy
13 30 (2.15%) Pandas
13 30 (2.15%) SciPy
14 28 (2.01%) AngularJS
15 26 (1.86%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 651 (46.63%) Computer Science
2 498 (35.67%) Algorithms
3 255 (18.27%) Analytical Skills
4 78 (5.59%) Fintech
5 64 (4.58%) Hedge funds
6 42 (3.01%) Derivative
7 41 (2.94%) Augmented Reality
8 40 (2.87%) 3D Graphics
9 33 (2.36%) Data Structures
10 32 (2.29%) Smart City
11 28 (2.01%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 24 (1.72%) Greenfield Project
12 24 (1.72%) VHDL
13 19 (1.36%) Enterprise Software
14 18 (1.29%) Verilog
15 17 (1.22%) Life Science
16 16 (1.15%) Fixed Income
16 16 (1.15%) User Experience
17 14 (1.00%) Robotics
18 13 (0.93%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 195 (13.97%) Linux
2 115 (8.24%) Windows
3 44 (3.15%) Unix
4 13 (0.93%) Android
5 11 (0.79%) Ubuntu
6 10 (0.72%) Apple iOS
7 6 (0.43%) Embedded Linux
7 6 (0.43%) Windows Server
8 5 (0.36%) Windows XP
9 4 (0.29%) Windows 10
9 4 (0.29%) Windows Server 2003
10 3 (0.21%) Mac OS X
11 2 (0.14%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 709 (50.79%) Mathematics
2 683 (48.93%) Machine Learning
3 415 (29.73%) Physics
4 388 (27.79%) Software Engineering
5 285 (20.42%) Analytics
6 268 (19.20%) Statistics
7 227 (16.26%) Artificial Intelligence
8 197 (14.11%) Agile Software Development
9 160 (11.46%) Deep Learning
10 147 (10.53%) OO
11 120 (8.60%) Data Analysis
12 99 (7.09%) Computer Vision
13 94 (6.73%) Neural Network
14 90 (6.45%) Signal Processing
15 83 (5.95%) Visualisation
16 82 (5.87%) Data Analytics
17 75 (5.37%) Data Modelling
18 73 (5.23%) Multithreading
19 69 (4.94%) OOP
20 67 (4.80%) Statistical Analysis
Programming Languages
1 779 (55.80%) Python
2 606 (43.41%) C++
3 434 (31.09%) Java
4 315 (22.56%) R
5 303 (21.70%) SQL
6 285 (20.42%) C#
7 229 (16.40%) MATLAB
8 211 (15.11%) C
9 130 (9.31%) Scala
10 107 (7.66%) JavaScript
11 35 (2.51%) Fortran
12 33 (2.36%) Ruby
13 26 (1.86%) VBA
14 25 (1.79%) Perl
15 23 (1.65%) Julia
16 17 (1.22%) Bash Shell
17 16 (1.15%) PHP
18 15 (1.07%) F#
19 13 (0.93%) Shell Script
20 12 (0.86%) Haskell
Qualifications
1 605 (43.34%) Degree
2 118 (8.45%) Numerate Degree
3 113 (8.09%) Master's Degree
4 92 (6.59%) Computer Science Degree
5 49 (3.51%) Postgraduate
6 29 (2.08%) Security Cleared
7 20 (1.43%) SC Cleared
8 13 (0.93%) DV Cleared
9 10 (0.72%) Sun Certification
10 9 (0.64%) HND
11 4 (0.29%) MBA
12 3 (0.21%) PMI Certification
13 2 (0.14%) CISSP
14 1 (0.072%) CISA
14 1 (0.072%) CISM
14 1 (0.072%) GSEC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (1.79%) QA
2 12 (0.86%) Data Quality
3 2 (0.14%) Actionable Recommendations
4 1 (0.072%) DO-178B
4 1 (0.072%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 1 (0.072%) ISO/IEC 12207
4 1 (0.072%) MISRA
4 1 (0.072%) MISRA C
4 1 (0.072%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 17 (1.22%) HDFS
2 12 (0.86%) Firmware
3 9 (0.64%) Apache Flume
4 7 (0.50%) Docker
5 4 (0.29%) Active Directory
5 4 (0.29%) Virtual Machines
5 4 (0.29%) VirtualBox
5 4 (0.29%) VMware Infrastructure
5 4 (0.29%) XenServer
6 3 (0.21%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 1 (0.072%) KVM
7 1 (0.072%) LXC
7 1 (0.072%) Slurm Workload Manager
7 1 (0.072%) Xen
Systems Management
1 4 (0.29%) Backup Exec
1 4 (0.29%) Hadoop YARN
1 4 (0.29%) Kubernetes
1 4 (0.29%) XenMobile
2 1 (0.072%) Ambari
2 1 (0.072%) Mesos
Vendors
1 52 (3.72%) Oracle
2 31 (2.22%) Tableau
3 23 (1.65%) Google
3 23 (1.65%) SAP
4 12 (0.86%) Microsoft
5 11 (0.79%) Apple
6 8 (0.57%) Cloudera
6 8 (0.57%) Hortonworks
7 6 (0.43%) EMC
8 5 (0.36%) IBM
8 5 (0.36%) RapidMiner
9 4 (0.29%) Cisco
9 4 (0.29%) Citrix
9 4 (0.29%) HP
9 4 (0.29%) IronPort
9 4 (0.29%) MapR
9 4 (0.29%) Palo Alto
9 4 (0.29%) Polycom
9 4 (0.29%) Veeam
9 4 (0.29%) VMware
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
ECM Selection
Salary: to £70k (DoE) + top benefits & bonus
Posted: 6 hours ago
West London
Client Server
Salary: £40k to £55k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 4 hours ago
London
ClearCube Consulting
Salary: From £70,000 to £120,000 per annum
Posted: 7 hours ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Computer People
Salary: Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 8 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Careerwise UK Limited
Salary: £45000 - £75000 per annum + Package
Posted: 2 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Amazing Prospects Ltd
Salary: £30k - 45k per year + Awesome Benefits+Prospects!
Posted: 2 days ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Explore Group
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Maclean Moore Consulting
Salary: From £90,000 to £130,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
ECM Selection
Salary: to £80k DoE + top benefits
Posted: 9 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Computer People
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
South East London
Client Server
Salary: £35k to £50k + benefits
Posted: 13 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Computer People
Salary: Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Computer People
Salary: Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Computer People
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Cambridgeshire
Oho Group Ltd.
Salary: £50000 - £90000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Ability Resourcing
Salary: £70000 - £100000 per annum + Equity
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Computer People
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Amazing Prospects Ltd
Salary: £30k - 45k per year + Incredible Prospects+Potential+Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Edgar Cowen
Salary: £35000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £70000 - £90000 per annum + bens
Posted: 3 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Real Time Recruitment Solutions
Salary: Circa 50,000 plus benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £60000 - £100000 per annum + bens
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Eligo Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + Healthcare, Bonus package
Posted: 3 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum + Bonus and Excellent Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Oxfordshire
Edgar Cowen
Salary: £40000 - £100000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Eligo Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £80000 - £90000 per annum + Pension, Healthcare, Bonus
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum + Bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Eligo Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £70000 - £80000 per annum + Bonus, Healthcare, Pension
Posted: 3 days ago