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

3 months to
22 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
PhD
UK / England
Rank 322 454 537
Rank change year-on-year +132 +83  
Permanent jobs citing PhD 710 583 434
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.90% 0.61% 0.44%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.63% 2.20% 1.60%
Number of salaries quoted 613 522 382
Median salary £58,750 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.90% +5.00%  
90% offered a salary of more than £32,650 £32,000 £31,950
10% offered a salary of more than £110,000 £90,000 £85,000
UK excluding London median salary £50,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +17.64% +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 19537 26517 27093
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in England 24.78% 27.65% 27.56%
Number of salaries quoted 15517 21457 21442
Median salary £45,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.26% +5.55%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £67,500 £71,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

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 March 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 March 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 +50 376 £73,750 +22.91% 44
East of England +109 153 £45,000 +36.36% 43
South East +54 77 £45,000 +2.85% 10
South West +34 49 £55,000 -0.90% 2
North West -2 38 £50,000 +25.00% 6
West Midlands +27 8 £45,000 -48.57% 2
East Midlands 0 6 £37,500 -3.22% 4
North East - 6 £120,000 - 3
Yorkshire +25 2 £43,750 - 2
PhD
UK

PhD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

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

1 646 (48.83%) Mathematics
2 629 (47.54%) Degree
3 626 (47.32%) Python
4 625 (47.24%) Computer Science
5 581 (43.92%) Machine Learning
6 501 (37.87%) C++
7 417 (31.52%) Algorithms
8 415 (31.37%) Java
9 352 (26.61%) Software Engineering
10 329 (24.87%) Physics
11 310 (23.43%) R
12 295 (22.30%) Big Data
13 288 (21.77%) Finance
14 284 (21.47%) Analytical Skills
15 272 (20.56%) Analytics
16 268 (20.26%) SQL
17 263 (19.88%) Statistics
18 243 (18.37%) C#
19 209 (15.80%) C
20 184 (13.91%) Agile Software Development
21 170 (12.85%) MATLAB
22 150 (11.34%) Linux
23 149 (11.26%) Apache Spark
24 148 (11.19%) Scala
25 143 (10.81%) Artificial Intelligence
26 142 (10.73%) Hadoop
27 126 (9.52%) Deep Learning
28 115 (8.69%) OO
29 109 (8.24%) NoSQL
30 102 (7.71%) JavaScript

PhD
Top Related 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
1 149 (11.26%) Apache Spark
2 85 (6.42%) SAS
3 36 (2.72%) Apache
4 26 (1.97%) Apache Pig
5 15 (1.13%) Elasticsearch
6 11 (0.83%) DNN
7 10 (0.76%) Exchange Server 2007
7 10 (0.76%) MS Exchange
7 10 (0.76%) Skype for Business
8 7 (0.53%) Jupyter
9 6 (0.45%) Apache Solr
9 6 (0.45%) Confluence
10 2 (0.15%) Tomcat
11 1 (0.076%) OpenStack
Applications
1 44 (3.33%) SPSS
2 39 (2.95%) MS Excel
3 22 (1.66%) MS Office
3 22 (1.66%) Stata
4 15 (1.13%) EViews
5 12 (0.91%) GNU Octave
6 11 (0.83%) MS PowerPoint
7 5 (0.38%) Simulink
8 4 (0.30%) Camtasia
8 4 (0.30%) FrameMaker
8 4 (0.30%) RoboHelp
8 4 (0.30%) S-PLUS
9 2 (0.15%) Gephi
9 2 (0.15%) Maple
9 2 (0.15%) SPSS Modeler
10 1 (0.076%) Mathcad
10 1 (0.076%) Photoshop
10 1 (0.076%) PTC Creo
Business Applications
1 6 (0.45%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (0.15%) SAP BPC
2 2 (0.15%) SAP FS
3 1 (0.076%) Magento
3 1 (0.076%) NetSuite
3 1 (0.076%) Odoo
Cloud Services
1 39 (2.95%) Amazon AWS
2 25 (1.89%) SaaS
3 17 (1.28%) Cloud Computing
4 16 (1.21%) Yammer
5 13 (0.98%) Microsoft Azure
6 7 (0.53%) Amazon EC2
6 7 (0.53%) Amazon S3
7 5 (0.38%) Amazon EMR
7 5 (0.38%) Google Cloud Platform
8 2 (0.15%) Adobe Analytics
8 2 (0.15%) AWS Lambda
8 2 (0.15%) GitHub
8 2 (0.15%) Google Analytics
8 2 (0.15%) Heroku
9 1 (0.076%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 23 (1.74%) TCP/IP
2 11 (0.83%) DSL
2 11 (0.83%) SAN
3 10 (0.76%) ADSL
3 10 (0.76%) Cisco ASA
3 10 (0.76%) DHCP
3 10 (0.76%) DNS
3 10 (0.76%) Firewall
3 10 (0.76%) VoIP
3 10 (0.76%) VPN
4 9 (0.68%) ATM
5 8 (0.60%) Ethernet
6 7 (0.53%) Internet
6 7 (0.53%) Wireless
7 5 (0.38%) MIMO
7 5 (0.38%) OFDM
8 4 (0.30%) Bluetooth
8 4 (0.30%) HTTP
8 4 (0.30%) Wi-Fi
9 2 (0.15%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 295 (22.30%) Big Data
2 142 (10.73%) Hadoop
3 109 (8.24%) NoSQL
4 86 (6.50%) Data Mining
5 46 (3.48%) Relational Database
6 45 (3.40%) Apache Hive
7 42 (3.17%) MongoDB
8 40 (3.02%) SQL Server
9 21 (1.59%) RDBMS
10 19 (1.44%) PostgreSQL
11 18 (1.36%) Apache Cassandra
12 16 (1.21%) HAWQ
12 16 (1.21%) Sqoop
13 15 (1.13%) Blockchain
14 13 (0.98%) KDB
14 13 (0.98%) MySQL
15 11 (0.83%) QlikView
16 10 (0.76%) Data Warehouse
17 8 (0.60%) GIS
17 8 (0.60%) HBase
Development Applications
1 61 (4.61%) Git (software)
2 26 (1.97%) LabVIEW
3 24 (1.81%) Visual Studio
4 15 (1.13%) Mercurial
5 14 (1.06%) Jenkins
6 11 (0.83%) Subversion
7 8 (0.60%) JUnit
8 5 (0.38%) Clang
8 5 (0.38%) Selenium
8 5 (0.38%) Vagrant
8 5 (0.38%) Yeoman
9 4 (0.30%) JIRA
10 3 (0.23%) FindBugs
10 3 (0.23%) Jasmine
10 3 (0.23%) Team Foundation Server
11 2 (0.15%) GitLab
11 2 (0.15%) jMock
11 2 (0.15%) Karma Test Runner
11 2 (0.15%) PhantomJS
12 1 (0.076%) NUnit
General
1 288 (21.77%) Finance
2 97 (7.33%) Advertising
3 92 (6.95%) Marketing
4 84 (6.35%) Telecoms
5 82 (6.20%) Banking
6 68 (5.14%) Games
7 66 (4.99%) Electronics
7 66 (4.99%) Front Office
8 34 (2.57%) Pharmaceutical
9 32 (2.42%) Manufacturing
10 25 (1.89%) Investment Banking
11 24 (1.81%) Retail
12 22 (1.66%) Automotive
13 21 (1.59%) Aerospace
14 19 (1.44%) Financial Institution
15 16 (1.21%) Back Office
16 13 (0.98%) Law
17 11 (0.83%) Legal
18 6 (0.45%) Military
19 5 (0.38%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 331 (25.02%) Data Scientist
2 300 (22.68%) Developer
3 176 (13.30%) Software Engineer
4 105 (7.94%) Senior Data Scientist
5 82 (6.20%) Analyst
6 77 (5.82%) Architect
7 75 (5.67%) Software Developer
8 74 (5.59%) Graduate
8 74 (5.59%) Java Developer
9 66 (4.99%) C++ Software Engineer
10 64 (4.84%) Java Engineer
11 63 (4.76%) C++ Developer
12 57 (4.31%) Machine Learning Scientist
13 56 (4.23%) Enterprise Architect
14 55 (4.16%) Machine Learning Engineer
15 51 (3.85%) C# Developer
16 48 (3.63%) Java Software Engineer
17 45 (3.40%) Research Engineer
18 42 (3.17%) Computer Engineer
19 38 (2.87%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 92 (6.95%) .NET
2 79 (5.97%) HTML
3 68 (5.14%) Natural Language Processing
4 49 (3.70%) AngularJS
5 41 (3.10%) Node.js
5 41 (3.10%) OpenGL
6 39 (2.95%) CSS
7 37 (2.80%) Pandas
8 35 (2.65%) SciPy
9 32 (2.42%) ASP.NET
9 32 (2.42%) D3.js
9 32 (2.42%) HTML5
9 32 (2.42%) J2EE
10 31 (2.34%) NumPy
10 31 (2.34%) Spring
11 30 (2.27%) Ajax
12 28 (2.12%) Boost C++ Libraries
12 28 (2.12%) STL
12 28 (2.12%) Theano
13 27 (2.04%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 625 (47.24%) Computer Science
2 417 (31.52%) Algorithms
3 284 (21.47%) Analytical Skills
4 62 (4.69%) Hedge funds
5 54 (4.08%) Fintech
6 40 (3.02%) Derivative
7 36 (2.72%) Data Structures
8 35 (2.65%) 3D Graphics
9 29 (2.19%) Augmented Reality
10 23 (1.74%) VHDL
11 20 (1.51%) Verilog
12 19 (1.44%) Credit Risk
12 19 (1.44%) Life Science
13 15 (1.13%) Fixed Income
14 14 (1.06%) Embedded Systems
14 14 (1.06%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
15 12 (0.91%) Driving Licence
15 12 (0.91%) Equities
16 10 (0.76%) Client/Server
16 10 (0.76%) Grid Computing
Operating Systems
1 150 (11.34%) Linux
2 92 (6.95%) Windows
3 49 (3.70%) Unix
4 16 (1.21%) Android
5 14 (1.06%) Apple iOS
6 12 (0.91%) Windows Server
7 11 (0.83%) Ubuntu
8 10 (0.76%) Windows 10
8 10 (0.76%) Windows Server 2003
8 10 (0.76%) Windows XP
9 6 (0.45%) Embedded Linux
10 3 (0.23%) Windows Phone
11 2 (0.15%) Mac OS
11 2 (0.15%) Mac OS X
11 2 (0.15%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 646 (48.83%) Mathematics
2 581 (43.92%) Machine Learning
3 352 (26.61%) Software Engineering
4 329 (24.87%) Physics
5 272 (20.56%) Analytics
6 263 (19.88%) Statistics
7 184 (13.91%) Agile Software Development
8 143 (10.81%) Artificial Intelligence
9 126 (9.52%) Deep Learning
10 115 (8.69%) OO
11 96 (7.26%) Data Analysis
11 96 (7.26%) Data Analytics
12 86 (6.50%) Visualisation
13 85 (6.42%) Mentoring
14 84 (6.35%) Computer Vision
15 69 (5.22%) Data Modelling
16 67 (5.06%) Predictive Modelling
17 66 (4.99%) Statistical Analysis
18 62 (4.69%) Open Source
19 59 (4.46%) Signal Processing
Programming Languages
1 626 (47.32%) Python
2 501 (37.87%) C++
3 415 (31.37%) Java
4 310 (23.43%) R
5 268 (20.26%) SQL
6 243 (18.37%) C#
7 209 (15.80%) C
8 170 (12.85%) MATLAB
9 148 (11.19%) Scala
10 102 (7.71%) JavaScript
11 30 (2.27%) Ruby
12 26 (1.97%) F#
12 26 (1.97%) Perl
13 25 (1.89%) Fortran
14 23 (1.74%) VBA
15 22 (1.66%) Bash Shell
16 19 (1.44%) Haskell
16 19 (1.44%) PHP
17 13 (0.98%) VB
18 12 (0.91%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 629 (47.54%) Degree
2 83 (6.27%) Postgraduate
3 29 (2.19%) Security Cleared
4 19 (1.44%) SC Cleared
5 8 (0.60%) MCTS
5 8 (0.60%) Microsoft Certification
6 7 (0.53%) DV Cleared
7 5 (0.38%) MBA
8 3 (0.23%) CISSP
8 3 (0.23%) PMI Certification
8 3 (0.23%) Sun Certification
9 2 (0.15%) CISA
9 2 (0.15%) CISM
10 1 (0.076%) GSEC
10 1 (0.076%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (2.42%) QA
2 3 (0.23%) SNOMED CT
3 2 (0.15%) Data Quality
3 2 (0.15%) PCI DSS
3 2 (0.15%) RMADS
4 1 (0.076%) Actionable Recommendations
4 1 (0.076%) DO-178B
4 1 (0.076%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 1 (0.076%) ISO 9000
4 1 (0.076%) ISO/IEC 12207
4 1 (0.076%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.076%) MISRA
4 1 (0.076%) MISRA C
4 1 (0.076%) SLA
System Software
1 17 (1.28%) Apache Flume
1 17 (1.28%) HDFS
2 12 (0.91%) Active Directory
2 12 (0.91%) XenServer
3 10 (0.76%) VMware Infrastructure
4 9 (0.68%) Firmware
5 5 (0.38%) Docker
5 5 (0.38%) Virtual Machines
5 5 (0.38%) VirtualBox
6 2 (0.15%) LXC
7 1 (0.076%) KVM
7 1 (0.076%) Slurm Workload Manager
7 1 (0.076%) Xen
Systems Management
1 10 (0.76%) Backup Exec
1 10 (0.76%) XenMobile
2 2 (0.15%) Kubernetes
3 1 (0.076%) Mesos
Vendors
1 53 (4.01%) Oracle
2 35 (2.65%) Tableau
3 25 (1.89%) Microsoft
4 16 (1.21%) Google
5 13 (0.98%) Apple
6 12 (0.91%) Citrix
7 11 (0.83%) SAP
8 10 (0.76%) Cisco
8 10 (0.76%) EMC
8 10 (0.76%) HP
8 10 (0.76%) IronPort
8 10 (0.76%) Palo Alto
8 10 (0.76%) Polycom
8 10 (0.76%) Veeam
8 10 (0.76%) VMware
9 6 (0.45%) Cloudera
9 6 (0.45%) Hortonworks
9 6 (0.45%) IBM
9 6 (0.45%) Splunk
10 5 (0.38%) Synopsys
Northampton, Northamptonshire
IT Connections
Salary: £25,000 to £30,000
Posted: 11 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Burns Sheehan
Salary: £30000.00 - £50000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 13 hours ago
Central London / West End
ClearCube Consulting
Salary: Up to £120,000 per annum
Posted: 15 hours ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Oho Group Ltd.
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum, Benefits Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Central London / West End
ClearCube Consulting
Salary: Up to £90,000 per annum
Posted: 16 hours ago
London
ClearCube Consulting
Salary: From £45,000 to £65,000 per annum
Posted: 15 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Computer People
Salary: Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Technical Futures
Salary: Excellent Package
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Computer People
Salary: Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Big Wednesday Digital Ltd
Salary: £75000 - £150000 per annum + Negotiable
Posted: Yesterday
Berkshire
Digital Gurus
Salary: + bens
Posted: 10 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Head Resourcing
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Pension, Healthcare, Flex Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Computer People
Salary: Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £35,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: 16 hours ago
Central London / West End
IT Connections
Salary: £35,000 to £45,000
Posted: 11 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Computer People
Salary: Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Miller Maxwell Ltd
Salary: From £90,000 to £125,000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Computer People
Salary: £25000.00 - £30000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Client Server
Salary: £85k to £100k + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
ECM Selection
Salary: £Excellent package
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Head Resourcing
Salary: £35000 per annum + Flexible Benefits, Pension, Health
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
The One Group
Salary: Market related
Posted: 2 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
ECM Selection
Salary: £50k (DoE) + top benefits package
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Computer People
Salary: Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Oho Group Ltd.
Salary: £50000 - £110000 per annum, Benefits excellent bonuses and benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £10000 - £130000 per annum + Equity
Posted: 2 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
ECM Selection
Salary: to £highly competitive + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum, Benefits 25 days' holiday, 10% Pension & Pr
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £70000 - £80000 per annum + bens
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
People Source Consulting
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + amazing benefits + bonus
Posted: Yesterday