Period
to 28 January 2022

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 28 January 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD, DPhil, EngD, Doctorate)
England > London
6 months to
28 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 343 352 389
Rank change year-on-year +9 +37 -56
Permanent jobs citing PhD 472 180 373
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in London 0.92% 0.74% 0.73%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.00% 3.99% 3.76%
Number of salaries quoted 193 158 303
10th Percentile £55,000 £46,250 £50,000
25th Percentile £65,000 £58,750 £57,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £85,000 £80,000 £77,500
Median % change year-on-year +6.25% +3.23% +3.33%
75th Percentile £130,000 £100,000 £97,500
90th Percentile £140,000 £109,125 £126,250
England median annual salary £70,000 £70,000 £70,000
% change year-on-year - - +16.67%

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 London with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
London
Permanent vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 9,432 4,508 9,923
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 18.34% 18.41% 19.35%
Number of salaries quoted 5,669 3,653 7,681
10th Percentile £38,750 £39,500 £31,250
25th Percentile £50,000 £50,000 £42,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £67,500 £65,000 £60,000
Median % change year-on-year +3.85% +8.33% -
75th Percentile £87,500 £82,500 £77,500
90th Percentile £100,000 £95,000 £95,000
England median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year - +10.00% -

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 28 January 2022.

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 28 January 2022. 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 -21 68 £72,500 -12.12% 17
South London - 16 - - 2
West London -70 12 - - 7
East London - 8 - - 3
North London - 8 - -
PhD
England

For the 6 months to 28 January 2022, 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 London region with a requirement for PhD.

1 328 (69.49%) Python
2 274 (58.05%) Machine Learning
3 241 (51.06%) Mathematics
4 195 (41.31%) Computer Science
5 173 (36.65%) Data Science
6 168 (35.59%) Statistics
7 142 (30.08%) Analytics
8 135 (28.60%) Degree
9 129 (27.33%) Algorithms
10 123 (26.06%) Artificial Intelligence
11 112 (23.73%) Physics
12 107 (22.67%) C++
13 94 (19.92%) Inclusion and Diversity
14 91 (19.28%) Decision-Making
15 90 (19.07%) Finance
16 84 (17.80%) Validation
17 80 (16.95%) Social Skills
18 77 (16.31%) Model Validation
19 70 (14.83%) Software Engineering
20 69 (14.62%) Bayesian Methods
21 68 (14.41%) Problem-Solving
22 67 (14.19%) Data Analysis
23 65 (13.77%) SQL
24 63 (13.35%) User Experience
25 62 (13.14%) Analytical Skills
26 61 (12.92%) Deep Learning
26 61 (12.92%) Natural Language Processing
27 60 (12.71%) TensorFlow
28 59 (12.50%) Collaborative Working
28 59 (12.50%) Bioinformatics

PhD
Co-occurring IT Skills in London 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 28 (5.93%) SAS
2 23 (4.87%) Apache Spark
3 8 (1.69%) Elasticsearch
4 7 (1.48%) Ethereum
5 4 (0.85%) CMS
5 4 (0.85%) Jupyter
5 4 (0.85%) SugarCRM
6 2 (0.42%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 2 (0.42%) concrete5
7 1 (0.21%) Luigi
7 1 (0.21%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 9 (1.91%) Microsoft Excel
2 8 (1.69%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (0.42%) Stata
4 1 (0.21%) Chatbot
4 1 (0.21%) Microsoft Office
4 1 (0.21%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 13 (2.75%) Magento
1 13 (2.75%) Shopify
2 6 (1.27%) SAP S/4HANA
3 2 (0.42%) SAP BPC
3 2 (0.42%) SAP IBP
4 1 (0.21%) Adobe Campaign
Cloud Services
1 26 (5.51%) AWS
2 18 (3.81%) SaaS
3 11 (2.33%) Azure
3 11 (2.33%) GCP
4 7 (1.48%) Cloud Computing
5 5 (1.06%) Azure Machine Learning
6 3 (0.64%) Power Platform
7 2 (0.42%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 2 (0.42%) Amazon EC2
7 2 (0.42%) AWS Lambda
7 2 (0.42%) Route 53
7 2 (0.42%) Serverless
8 1 (0.21%) iTunes
8 1 (0.21%) Slack
8 1 (0.21%) Trello
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (6.99%) GIS
2 27 (5.72%) Big Data
3 20 (4.24%) MySQL
4 17 (3.60%) Neo4j
5 16 (3.39%) Tableau
6 14 (2.97%) Text Mining
7 13 (2.75%) Hadoop
7 13 (2.75%) NoSQL
7 13 (2.75%) PostgreSQL
8 9 (1.91%) Data Mining
8 9 (1.91%) Electronic Patient Records
9 8 (1.69%) Blockchain
10 7 (1.48%) Base SAS
11 5 (1.06%) Data Warehouse
11 5 (1.06%) Relational Database
12 4 (0.85%) Apache Cassandra
12 4 (0.85%) MariaDB
12 4 (0.85%) SQL Server
13 3 (0.64%) Power BI
14 2 (0.42%) Qlik Sense
Development Applications
1 19 (4.03%) Git (software)
2 13 (2.75%) WiX
3 6 (1.27%) MLflow
4 4 (0.85%) PostCSS
4 4 (0.85%) Storybook
5 3 (0.64%) git-flow
6 2 (0.42%) Bitbucket
6 2 (0.42%) CircleCI
6 2 (0.42%) CMake
6 2 (0.42%) JIRA
General
1 94 (19.92%) Inclusion and Diversity
2 90 (19.07%) Finance
3 80 (16.95%) Social Skills
4 62 (13.14%) Analytical Skills
5 46 (9.75%) Military
6 31 (6.57%) Marketing
6 31 (6.57%) Retail
7 28 (5.93%) Presentation Skills
8 26 (5.51%) Banking
9 24 (5.08%) Pharmaceutical
10 19 (4.03%) Advertising
11 16 (3.39%) Games
12 11 (2.33%) Front Office
13 8 (1.69%) Public Sector
14 7 (1.48%) Investment Banking
15 6 (1.27%) Law
16 5 (1.06%) German Language
16 5 (1.06%) Publishing
17 3 (0.64%) Electronics
17 3 (0.64%) Legal
Job Titles
1 128 (27.12%) Data Scientist
2 55 (11.65%) Senior Data Scientist
3 39 (8.26%) Developer
4 38 (8.05%) Architect
5 33 (6.99%) Principal Architect
6 30 (6.36%) Analyst
7 26 (5.51%) Programmer
8 25 (5.30%) Quantitative Developer
9 20 (4.24%) Python Developer
9 20 (4.24%) Qualitative Analyst
9 20 (4.24%) Quantitative Analyst
10 19 (4.03%) Senior Programmer
11 18 (3.81%) Machine Learning Engineer
12 16 (3.39%) Software Engineer
13 15 (3.18%) Senior Manager
14 13 (2.75%) Engineering Manager
14 13 (2.75%) Senior Software Engineer
15 12 (2.54%) Python Programmer
15 12 (2.54%) Senior C++ Programmer
15 12 (2.54%) Senior Python Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 60 (12.71%) TensorFlow
2 38 (8.05%) React
3 35 (7.42%) PyTorch
4 27 (5.72%) scikit-learn
5 22 (4.66%) Node.js
6 21 (4.45%) Keras
6 21 (4.45%) Pandas
7 18 (3.81%) SciPy
8 15 (3.18%) PySpark
9 13 (2.75%) .NET
9 13 (2.75%) GraphQL
9 13 (2.75%) NestJS
10 12 (2.54%) Theano
10 12 (2.54%) Torch
11 10 (2.12%) OpenCV
12 8 (1.69%) Chainer
12 8 (1.69%) CSS
12 8 (1.69%) NumPy
13 7 (1.48%) Flask
14 6 (1.27%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 129 (27.33%) Algorithms
2 63 (13.35%) User Experience
3 53 (11.23%) Equities
4 40 (8.47%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 30 (6.36%) Fixed Income
6 28 (5.93%) Market Risk
7 20 (4.24%) Hedge funds
8 19 (4.03%) Exotic Derivative
9 17 (3.60%) Derivative
10 15 (3.18%) Credit Risk
11 10 (2.12%) Enterprise Software
12 9 (1.91%) Life Science
12 9 (1.91%) Mobile App
13 8 (1.69%) Biotechnology
14 7 (1.48%) Management Information System
14 7 (1.48%) Zcash
15 6 (1.27%) Embedded Systems
15 6 (1.27%) Self-Motivation
16 5 (1.06%) Augmented Reality
16 5 (1.06%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 23 (4.87%) Linux
2 11 (2.33%) Windows
3 7 (1.48%) Android
3 7 (1.48%) Apple iOS
4 5 (1.06%) Robot Operating System
Processes & Methodologies
1 274 (58.05%) Machine Learning
2 241 (51.06%) Mathematics
3 195 (41.31%) Computer Science
4 173 (36.65%) Data Science
5 168 (35.59%) Statistics
6 142 (30.08%) Analytics
7 123 (26.06%) Artificial Intelligence
8 112 (23.73%) Physics
9 91 (19.28%) Decision-Making
10 84 (17.80%) Validation
11 77 (16.31%) Model Validation
12 70 (14.83%) Software Engineering
13 69 (14.62%) Bayesian Methods
14 68 (14.41%) Problem-Solving
15 67 (14.19%) Data Analysis
16 61 (12.92%) Deep Learning
16 61 (12.92%) Natural Language Processing
17 59 (12.50%) Bioinformatics
17 59 (12.50%) Collaborative Working
18 57 (12.08%) Biology
Programming Languages
1 328 (69.49%) Python
2 107 (22.67%) C++
3 65 (13.77%) SQL
4 58 (12.29%) MATLAB
5 57 (12.08%) R
6 35 (7.42%) Java
7 33 (6.99%) C#
8 29 (6.14%) TypeScript
9 25 (5.30%) C
10 18 (3.81%) JavaScript
11 17 (3.60%) Scala
12 8 (1.69%) Haskell
13 7 (1.48%) F#
13 7 (1.48%) SAS Macro
14 6 (1.27%) ES6
14 6 (1.27%) GLSL
14 6 (1.27%) HLSL
14 6 (1.27%) PHP
15 2 (0.42%) Bash
15 2 (0.42%) Go
Qualifications
1 135 (28.60%) Degree
2 51 (10.81%) Master's Degree
3 16 (3.39%) Numerate Degree
4 12 (2.54%) Computer Science Degree
5 3 (0.64%) MBA
6 2 (0.42%) PMI Certification
7 1 (0.21%) APMP
7 1 (0.21%) CSPO
7 1 (0.21%) HNC
7 1 (0.21%) PMP
7 1 (0.21%) SC Cleared
7 1 (0.21%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (4.03%) Dodd-Frank
1 19 (4.03%) EMIR
1 19 (4.03%) MiFID
2 10 (2.12%) CDISC
3 8 (1.69%) IFRS
3 8 (1.69%) IFRS 9
4 5 (1.06%) Accessibility
4 5 (1.06%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.21%) GDPR
5 1 (0.21%) SNOMED CT
System Software
1 13 (2.75%) Docker
2 3 (0.64%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 6 (1.27%) Kubeflow
2 4 (0.85%) Ansible
3 2 (0.42%) Kubernetes
3 2 (0.42%) Terraform
Vendors
1 49 (10.38%) Twitter
2 14 (2.97%) Google
3 10 (2.12%) IBM
4 8 (1.69%) SAP
5 7 (1.48%) ConsenSys
6 5 (1.06%) Infragistics
7 4 (0.85%) Sun
8 2 (0.42%) Adobe
8 2 (0.42%) Ariba
8 2 (0.42%) Microsoft
9 1 (0.21%) Apple
9 1 (0.21%) Automation Anywhere
9 1 (0.21%) Blue Prism
9 1 (0.21%) Databricks
9 1 (0.21%) Marketo
9 1 (0.21%) Oracle
9 1 (0.21%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
9 1 (0.21%) Salesforce.com
9 1 (0.21%) UiPath
9 1 (0.21%) YouTube