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 3 months to 28 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

PhD
England / London
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 275 328 390
Rank change year-on-year +53 +62  
Permanent jobs citing PhD 372 385 296
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 1.10% 0.91% 0.69%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.65% 3.54% 2.66%
Number of salaries quoted 332 359 272
Median salary £71,250 £60,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +18.75% +9.09%  
90% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £37,500 £33,500
10% offered a salary of more than £115,000 £100,000 £88,000
UK excluding London median salary £47,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +11.76% +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 London.

Academic & Professional Certification
London
Permanent job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 8000 10863 11134
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in London 23.72% 25.76% 25.95%
Number of salaries quoted 6480 9005 9067
Median salary £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +10.00%  
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £34,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £82,500 £75,000 £80,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

PhD
Job Vacancy Trend in London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in London 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 London

PhD
Salary Trend in London

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

Salary trend for PhD in London

PhD
Salary Histogram in London

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing PhD in London over the 3 months to 28 March 2017.

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 3 months to 28 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
City of London +44 81 £110,000 +69.23% 11
West End of London +19 13 £35,000 -12.50% 6
Stanmore - 2 £32,500 -
Uxbridge - 1 £45,000 -
Hammersmith - 1 £60,000 -
Wimbledon - 1 £65,000 -
PhD
England

PhD
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in London

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

1 421 (54.82%) Computer Science
2 364 (47.40%) Python
3 358 (46.61%) Degree
4 357 (46.48%) Mathematics
5 337 (43.88%) Machine Learning
6 262 (34.11%) Finance
7 222 (28.91%) Big Data
8 210 (27.34%) Analytical Skills
9 209 (27.21%) R
10 207 (26.95%) Java
11 202 (26.30%) Analytics
12 197 (25.65%) Statistics
13 195 (25.39%) Algorithms
14 187 (24.35%) C++
15 185 (24.09%) SQL
16 134 (17.45%) Physics
17 127 (16.54%) Apache Spark
18 114 (14.84%) Software Engineering
19 109 (14.19%) Hadoop
20 107 (13.93%) Scala
21 100 (13.02%) Agile Software Development
22 89 (11.59%) Advertising
23 83 (10.81%) Banking
24 80 (10.42%) Mentoring
25 79 (10.29%) Deep Learning
26 78 (10.16%) C
27 77 (10.03%) Artificial Intelligence
28 76 (9.90%) NoSQL
29 75 (9.77%) C#
29 75 (9.77%) Linux

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
1 127 (16.54%) Apache Spark
2 53 (6.90%) SAS
3 32 (4.17%) Apache
4 13 (1.69%) Apache Pig
4 13 (1.69%) Elasticsearch
5 10 (1.30%) Exchange Server 2007
5 10 (1.30%) MS Exchange
5 10 (1.30%) Skype for Business
6 6 (0.78%) Apache Solr
6 6 (0.78%) Confluence
7 5 (0.65%) Jupyter
8 2 (0.26%) Tomcat
Applications
1 31 (4.04%) SPSS
2 21 (2.73%) MS Excel
3 18 (2.34%) Stata
4 14 (1.82%) EViews
5 11 (1.43%) MS Office
6 2 (0.26%) Gephi
6 2 (0.26%) MS PowerPoint
6 2 (0.26%) SPSS Modeler
7 1 (0.13%) Maple
7 1 (0.13%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 2 (0.26%) SAP BPC
1 2 (0.26%) SAP FS
1 2 (0.26%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 25 (3.26%) Amazon AWS
2 18 (2.34%) SaaS
3 16 (2.08%) Yammer
4 15 (1.95%) Cloud Computing
5 6 (0.78%) Amazon S3
6 5 (0.65%) Amazon EC2
6 5 (0.65%) Google Cloud Platform
6 5 (0.65%) Microsoft Azure
7 4 (0.52%) Amazon EMR
8 3 (0.39%) AWS Lambda
9 2 (0.26%) Adobe Analytics
9 2 (0.26%) Google Analytics
9 2 (0.26%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 11 (1.43%) DSL
2 10 (1.30%) ADSL
2 10 (1.30%) Cisco ASA
2 10 (1.30%) DHCP
2 10 (1.30%) DNS
2 10 (1.30%) Firewall
2 10 (1.30%) SAN
2 10 (1.30%) TCP/IP
2 10 (1.30%) VoIP
2 10 (1.30%) VPN
3 9 (1.17%) ATM
4 2 (0.26%) Internet
5 1 (0.13%) DVB
5 1 (0.13%) HTTP
5 1 (0.13%) Intranet
5 1 (0.13%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 222 (28.91%) Big Data
2 109 (14.19%) Hadoop
3 76 (9.90%) NoSQL
4 65 (8.46%) Data Mining
5 37 (4.82%) MongoDB
6 34 (4.43%) Apache Hive
7 20 (2.60%) SQL Server
8 17 (2.21%) Relational Database
9 16 (2.08%) HAWQ
9 16 (2.08%) Sqoop
10 15 (1.95%) Blockchain
10 15 (1.95%) PostgreSQL
11 13 (1.69%) KDB
12 9 (1.17%) MySQL
13 8 (1.04%) RDBMS
14 7 (0.91%) Amazon Redshift
14 7 (0.91%) Apache Cassandra
14 7 (0.91%) QlikView
15 6 (0.78%) Data Warehouse
15 6 (0.78%) Tick Data
Development Applications
1 29 (3.78%) Git (software)
2 15 (1.95%) Mercurial
3 8 (1.04%) Jenkins
4 5 (0.65%) JUnit
5 4 (0.52%) Vagrant
5 4 (0.52%) Yeoman
6 3 (0.39%) FindBugs
7 2 (0.26%) GitLab
7 2 (0.26%) Jasmine
7 2 (0.26%) JIRA
7 2 (0.26%) Karma Test Runner
7 2 (0.26%) LabVIEW
7 2 (0.26%) PhantomJS
7 2 (0.26%) Selenium
8 1 (0.13%) Bower
8 1 (0.13%) Grunt
8 1 (0.13%) NUnit
8 1 (0.13%) Team Foundation Server
8 1 (0.13%) Xcode
General
1 262 (34.11%) Finance
2 89 (11.59%) Advertising
3 83 (10.81%) Banking
4 68 (8.85%) Front Office
5 65 (8.46%) Marketing
6 32 (4.17%) Games
6 32 (4.17%) Telecoms
7 27 (3.52%) Investment Banking
8 24 (3.13%) Electronics
9 23 (2.99%) Manufacturing
10 16 (2.08%) Back Office
11 15 (1.95%) Retail
12 13 (1.69%) Automotive
12 13 (1.69%) Law
13 10 (1.30%) Financial Institution
14 8 (1.04%) Pharmaceutical
15 5 (0.65%) Legal
16 4 (0.52%) Publishing
17 3 (0.39%) Billing
18 1 (0.13%) Music Industry
Job Titles
1 251 (32.68%) Data Scientist
2 145 (18.88%) Developer
3 85 (11.07%) Senior Data Scientist
4 75 (9.77%) Analyst
5 74 (9.64%) Architect
6 57 (7.42%) Enterprise Architect
7 51 (6.64%) Machine Learning Scientist
8 45 (5.86%) Software Engineer
9 37 (4.82%) C++ Developer
10 35 (4.56%) Qualitative Analyst
10 35 (4.56%) Quantitative Analyst
11 31 (4.04%) Java Developer
12 30 (3.91%) Consultant
12 30 (3.91%) Machine Learning Engineer
13 26 (3.39%) C++ Software Engineer
14 25 (3.26%) Python Developer
15 23 (2.99%) Analytics Consultant
16 22 (2.86%) Data Consultant
16 22 (2.86%) Software Developer
17 21 (2.73%) Data Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (5.60%) Natural Language Processing
2 35 (4.56%) Pandas
3 34 (4.43%) SciPy
4 31 (4.04%) D3.js
4 31 (4.04%) NumPy
5 27 (3.52%) HTML
6 25 (3.26%) Kafka
7 22 (2.86%) OpenGL
7 22 (2.86%) scikit-learn
8 21 (2.73%) Qt
9 20 (2.60%) .NET
10 17 (2.21%) Matplotlib
10 17 (2.21%) TensorFlow
11 16 (2.08%) Ajax
12 15 (1.95%) Highcharts JS
12 15 (1.95%) Pyramid
12 15 (1.95%) REST
13 14 (1.82%) Qt Quick
13 14 (1.82%) WebKit
14 12 (1.56%) Boost C++ Libraries
Miscellaneous
1 421 (54.82%) Computer Science
2 210 (27.34%) Analytical Skills
3 195 (25.39%) Algorithms
4 57 (7.42%) Fintech
5 53 (6.90%) Hedge funds
6 41 (5.34%) Derivative
7 25 (3.26%) Data Structures
8 22 (2.86%) 3D Graphics
9 15 (1.95%) Fixed Income
9 15 (1.95%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 12 (1.56%) Credit Risk
10 12 (1.56%) Equities
11 11 (1.43%) Verilog
11 11 (1.43%) VHDL
12 10 (1.30%) Driving Licence
13 9 (1.17%) Cyberthreat
13 9 (1.17%) Equity Derivative
14 8 (1.04%) Client/Server
14 8 (1.04%) Grid Computing
14 8 (1.04%) Swaptions
Operating Systems
1 75 (9.77%) Linux
2 42 (5.47%) Windows
3 37 (4.82%) Unix
4 11 (1.43%) Ubuntu
5 10 (1.30%) Windows 10
5 10 (1.30%) Windows Server
5 10 (1.30%) Windows Server 2003
5 10 (1.30%) Windows XP
6 6 (0.78%) Android
7 5 (0.65%) Apple iOS
8 2 (0.26%) Mac OS
9 1 (0.13%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 357 (46.48%) Mathematics
2 337 (43.88%) Machine Learning
3 202 (26.30%) Analytics
4 197 (25.65%) Statistics
5 134 (17.45%) Physics
6 114 (14.84%) Software Engineering
7 100 (13.02%) Agile Software Development
8 80 (10.42%) Mentoring
9 79 (10.29%) Deep Learning
10 77 (10.03%) Artificial Intelligence
11 62 (8.07%) Data Analytics
12 53 (6.90%) Data Analysis
13 47 (6.12%) E-Commerce
14 46 (5.99%) OO
14 46 (5.99%) Visualisation
15 45 (5.86%) Data Modelling
16 43 (5.60%) Data Architecture
17 41 (5.34%) Continuous Integration
17 41 (5.34%) Enterprise Architecture
18 40 (5.21%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 364 (47.40%) Python
2 209 (27.21%) R
3 207 (26.95%) Java
4 187 (24.35%) C++
5 185 (24.09%) SQL
6 107 (13.93%) Scala
7 78 (10.16%) C
8 75 (9.77%) C#
9 60 (7.81%) MATLAB
10 36 (4.69%) JavaScript
11 19 (2.47%) F#
12 18 (2.34%) Haskell
13 15 (1.95%) PHP
14 11 (1.43%) OCaml
15 10 (1.30%) Fortran
16 9 (1.17%) VBA
17 7 (0.91%) Bash Shell
17 7 (0.91%) Perl
18 4 (0.52%) Clojure
18 4 (0.52%) Cypher
Qualifications
1 358 (46.61%) Degree
2 75 (9.77%) Postgraduate
3 8 (1.04%) MCTS
3 8 (1.04%) Microsoft Certification
4 5 (0.65%) Security Cleared
5 3 (0.39%) MBA
5 3 (0.39%) SC Cleared
6 2 (0.26%) PMI Certification
7 1 (0.13%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (2.47%) QA
2 3 (0.39%) SNOMED CT
3 2 (0.26%) Data Quality
3 2 (0.26%) RMADS
4 1 (0.13%) DO-178B
4 1 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 12207
4 1 (0.13%) MISRA
4 1 (0.13%) MISRA C
System Software
1 17 (2.21%) Apache Flume
1 17 (2.21%) HDFS
2 10 (1.30%) Active Directory
2 10 (1.30%) VMware Infrastructure
2 10 (1.30%) XenServer
3 4 (0.52%) Virtual Machines
3 4 (0.52%) VirtualBox
4 3 (0.39%) Docker
Systems Management
1 10 (1.30%) Backup Exec
1 10 (1.30%) XenMobile
2 1 (0.13%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 41 (5.34%) Oracle
2 21 (2.73%) Microsoft
3 20 (2.60%) Tableau
4 13 (1.69%) Apple
5 12 (1.56%) Google
6 10 (1.30%) Cisco
6 10 (1.30%) Citrix
6 10 (1.30%) EMC
6 10 (1.30%) HP
6 10 (1.30%) IronPort
6 10 (1.30%) Palo Alto
6 10 (1.30%) Polycom
6 10 (1.30%) Veeam
6 10 (1.30%) VMware
7 6 (0.78%) SAP
8 5 (0.65%) IBM
9 4 (0.52%) Cloudera
9 4 (0.52%) Hortonworks
9 4 (0.52%) RapidMiner
10 2 (0.26%) Facebook
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Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum + Share Options + Excellent Benefits
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Salary: £70000 - £80000 per annum + equity
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Salary: £50000 - £80000 per annum + Stock Options
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Salary: £45000 - £70000 per annum
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Salary: £40000 - £52000 per annum
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Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum + + bens
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Salary: to £60,000
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Central London / West End
IT Connections
Salary: £30,000 to £40,000
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Client Server
Salary: £60k to £70k + benefits
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City, London
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Salary: £80000 - £95000 per annum + benefits + bonus
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Central London / West End
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City, London
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Central London / West End
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Central London / West End
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Salary: Up to £90,000 per annum
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TEKsystems
Salary: £80000 - £90000 per annum + bonus and benefits
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