PhD Jobs in London

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD, DPhil, EngD, Doctorate)
England > London

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in London with a requirement for PhD qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 6 months to 2 March 2024 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

6 months to
2 Mar 2024
Same period 2023 Same period 2022
Rank 336 502 385
Rank change year-on-year +166 -117 -41
Permanent jobs citing PhD 141 174 513
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in London 0.65% 0.43% 0.90%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.38% 1.77% 4.21%
Number of salaries quoted 116 129 205
10th Percentile £46,625 £48,750 £55,000
25th Percentile £54,375 £62,322 £65,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £82,500 £85,000 £85,000
Median % change year-on-year -2.94% - +6.25%
75th Percentile £115,000 £112,500 £132,500
90th Percentile £135,000 £130,000 £152,500
England median annual salary £65,000 £70,000 £70,000
% change year-on-year -7.14% - +3.70%

All Academic and Professional Certifications
London

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 London with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

Permanent vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 5,936 9,813 12,183
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in London 27.40% 24.51% 21.33%
Number of salaries quoted 4,128 5,917 6,667
10th Percentile £36,750 £40,000 £37,500
25th Percentile £51,000 £51,250 £49,438
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £70,000 £67,500 £67,500
Median % change year-on-year +3.70% - +3.85%
75th Percentile £88,750 £90,000 £87,500
90th Percentile £107,500 £111,100 £103,750
England median annual salary £55,000 £57,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year -4.35% +4.55% -

PhD
Job Vacancy Trend in London

Job postings citing PhD as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in London.

Job vacancy trend for PhD in London

PhD
Salary Trend in London

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing PhD in London.

Salary trend for PhD in London

PhD
Salary Histogram in London

Salary distribution for jobs citing PhD in London over the 6 months to 2 March 2024.

Salary histogram for PhD in London

PhD
Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing PhD within the London region over the 6 months to 2 March 2024. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Jobs
Central London +97 41 £55,000 -18.52% 11
South London +21 1 £45,000 +1.12% 3
PhD
England

PhD
Co-occurring Skills and Capabilities in London by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same employment type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 5 (3.55%) Apache Airflow
2 3 (2.13%) SAS
3 1 (0.71%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 4 (2.84%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.71%) Blender
Business Applications
1 2 (1.42%) Oracle Payroll
Cloud Services
1 27 (19.15%) AWS
2 19 (13.48%) Azure
3 16 (11.35%) GCP
4 6 (4.26%) GitHub
5 4 (2.84%) Dagster
6 3 (2.13%) Power Platform
6 3 (2.13%) Serverless
7 2 (1.42%) Amazon S3
7 2 (1.42%) Google Kubernetes Engine
7 2 (1.42%) OCI
8 1 (0.71%) Adobe Analytics
8 1 (0.71%) Azure Cognitive Services
8 1 (0.71%) ChatGPT
8 1 (0.71%) Google Analytics
8 1 (0.71%) Snowflake
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.71%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (4.96%) Tableau
2 5 (3.55%) Data Warehouse
2 5 (3.55%) Neo4j
3 4 (2.84%) NoSQL
4 3 (2.13%) Amazon Redshift
4 3 (2.13%) Big Data
4 3 (2.13%) BigQuery
4 3 (2.13%) Power BI
4 3 (2.13%) SQL Server
5 2 (1.42%) Amazon Athena
5 2 (1.42%) Elasticsearch
Development Applications
1 14 (9.93%) Git
2 5 (3.55%) GitLab
3 4 (2.84%) git-flow
3 4 (2.84%) Snakemake
4 2 (1.42%) Jenkins
4 2 (1.42%) JUnit
4 2 (1.42%) TensorBoard
General
1 43 (30.50%) Social Skills
2 35 (24.82%) Finance
3 12 (8.51%) Health Technology
4 10 (7.09%) Front Office
4 10 (7.09%) Marketing
5 8 (5.67%) Pharmaceutical
6 5 (3.55%) Inclusion and Diversity
6 5 (3.55%) Retail
7 4 (2.84%) Analytical Skills
7 4 (2.84%) Games
8 3 (2.13%) Electronics
8 3 (2.13%) Public Sector
9 2 (1.42%) Financial Institution
9 2 (1.42%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.71%) Advertising
10 1 (0.71%) Banking
10 1 (0.71%) French Language
10 1 (0.71%) Organisational Skills
10 1 (0.71%) Publishing
10 1 (0.71%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 28 (19.86%) Data Scientist
2 21 (14.89%) Analyst
3 19 (13.48%) Senior
4 18 (12.77%) Qualitative Analyst
4 18 (12.77%) Quantitative Analyst
5 17 (12.06%) Developer
6 15 (10.64%) Junior
6 15 (10.64%) Senior Data Scientist
7 12 (8.51%) Junior Analyst
7 12 (8.51%) Junior Quantitative Analyst
8 11 (7.80%) Quantitative Developer
9 10 (7.09%) Lead
10 7 (4.96%) Data Science Director
10 7 (4.96%) Graduate
11 6 (4.26%) Software Developer
11 6 (4.26%) Software Engineer
12 5 (3.55%) Head of Data Science
13 4 (2.84%) Consultant
13 4 (2.84%) Graduate Software Developer
13 4 (2.84%) Lead Data Scientist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (15.60%) PyTorch
2 20 (14.18%) TensorFlow
3 9 (6.38%) .NET
3 9 (6.38%) scikit-learn
4 6 (4.26%) NumPy
5 4 (2.84%) Kafka
6 3 (2.13%) .NET Core
6 3 (2.13%) CSS
6 3 (2.13%) HTML
6 3 (2.13%) HTML5
6 3 (2.13%) Keras
6 3 (2.13%) Pandas
7 2 (1.42%) Apache Beam
7 2 (1.42%) OpenMP
7 2 (1.42%) XGBoost
8 1 (0.71%) OpenCV
8 1 (0.71%) OpenGL
8 1 (0.71%) Ruby on Rails
8 1 (0.71%) SpaCy
8 1 (0.71%) Unreal Engine
Miscellaneous
1 22 (15.60%) Algorithms
2 14 (9.93%) Life Science
3 9 (6.38%) Hedge funds
4 7 (4.96%) Data Structures
4 7 (4.96%) Distributed Systems
5 6 (4.26%) Client/Server
5 6 (4.26%) IoT
6 4 (2.84%) Omics
7 3 (2.13%) Credit Risk
7 3 (2.13%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 2 (1.42%) Cloud Native
8 2 (1.42%) Distributed Computing
8 2 (1.42%) FPGA
8 2 (1.42%) Verilog
8 2 (1.42%) VHDL
9 1 (0.71%) Biopharmaceutical
9 1 (0.71%) Onboarding
9 1 (0.71%) Product Ownership
9 1 (0.71%) Ray Tracing
9 1 (0.71%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 6 (4.26%) Linux
2 3 (2.13%) Windows
3 2 (1.42%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 79 (56.03%) Computer Science
2 71 (50.35%) Data Science
3 61 (43.26%) Machine Learning
4 51 (36.17%) Mathematics
5 46 (32.62%) Statistics
6 40 (28.37%) Artificial Intelligence
7 32 (22.70%) Physics
8 23 (16.31%) Natural Language Processing
8 23 (16.31%) Neural Network
8 23 (16.31%) Software Engineering
9 21 (14.89%) Analytics
9 21 (14.89%) Deep Learning
9 21 (14.89%) Statistical Modelling
10 19 (13.48%) Problem-Solving
11 17 (12.06%) Business Development
12 16 (11.35%) Kalman Filter
13 15 (10.64%) Agile
14 14 (9.93%) CI/CD
14 14 (9.93%) OOP
14 14 (9.93%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 110 (78.01%) Python
2 42 (29.79%) SQL
3 39 (27.66%) C++
4 29 (20.57%) C#
5 23 (16.31%) R
6 15 (10.64%) Java
7 11 (7.80%) C
8 8 (5.67%) JavaScript
9 5 (3.55%) MATLAB
10 4 (2.84%) Bash
10 4 (2.84%) Gremlin
10 4 (2.84%) SPARQL
11 2 (1.42%) Go
11 2 (1.42%) Rust
12 1 (0.71%) Ada
12 1 (0.71%) Ruby
12 1 (0.71%) Scala
Qualifications
1 136 (96.45%) Degree
2 102 (72.34%) Master's Degree
3 8 (5.67%) Computer Science Degree
4 6 (4.26%) Numerate Degree
5 3 (2.13%) Security Cleared
6 1 (0.71%) AWS Certification
6 1 (0.71%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (0.71%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.71%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.42%) SNOMED CT
2 1 (0.71%) Data Quality
2 1 (0.71%) Dodd-Frank
2 1 (0.71%) EMIR
2 1 (0.71%) MiFID
2 1 (0.71%) QA
System Software
1 10 (7.09%) Docker
Systems Management
1 13 (9.22%) Kubernetes
2 6 (4.26%) Kubeflow
3 5 (3.55%) Argo
3 5 (3.55%) Terraform
4 2 (1.42%) Core Impact
Vendors
1 5 (3.55%) Microsoft
2 4 (2.84%) Google
3 3 (2.13%) SAP
4 2 (1.42%) OpenAI
4 2 (1.42%) Oracle
5 1 (0.71%) Adobe
5 1 (0.71%) Alteryx
5 1 (0.71%) Samsung