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

PhD
England / London
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 350 326 395
Rank change year-on-year -24 +69  
Permanent jobs citing PhD 292 381 298
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 0.80% 0.95% 0.66%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.47% 3.89% 2.56%
Number of salaries quoted 255 347 261
Median salary £70,000 £60,000 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +16.66% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £37,500 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £107,500 £93,500 £90,000
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 London.

Academic & Professional Certification
London
Permanent job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 8427 9798 11629
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in London 23.09% 24.37% 25.87%
Number of salaries quoted 6497 8214 9476
Median salary £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.76%  
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £85,000 £75,000 £80,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year - +2.40%  

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 22 June 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 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
City of London -1 21 £80,000 +3.22% 7
West End of London +7 19 £35,000 -12.50% 1
Westminster - 6 £90,000 -
Uxbridge -4 1 £45,000 -
Canary Wharf - 1 £62,500 -
Stanmore - 1 £32,500 -
PhD
England

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 London region with a requirement for PhD.

1 396 (59.28%) Python
2 339 (50.75%) Computer Science
3 315 (47.16%) Machine Learning
4 308 (46.11%) Mathematics
5 280 (41.92%) Finance
6 271 (40.57%) Degree
7 220 (32.93%) Analytics
8 209 (31.29%) C++
9 200 (29.94%) Algorithms
10 196 (29.34%) Java
11 191 (28.59%) SQL
12 188 (28.14%) Big Data
13 174 (26.05%) R
14 161 (24.10%) Statistics
15 159 (23.80%) Analytical Skills
16 153 (22.90%) Physics
17 114 (17.07%) Software Engineering
18 104 (15.57%) Hadoop
19 100 (14.97%) Apache Spark
20 96 (14.37%) C#
21 91 (13.62%) Natural Language Processing
22 89 (13.32%) Deep Learning
22 89 (13.32%) Linux
23 88 (13.17%) Artificial Intelligence
24 85 (12.72%) Banking
25 84 (12.57%) Master's Degree
26 82 (12.28%) Scala
27 75 (11.23%) Fintech
28 74 (11.08%) NoSQL
29 73 (10.93%) MATLAB

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
1 100 (14.97%) Apache Spark
2 45 (6.74%) SAS
3 17 (2.54%) Apache Pig
4 15 (2.25%) Apache
5 12 (1.80%) Elasticsearch
6 9 (1.35%) Confluence
6 9 (1.35%) JBoss
6 9 (1.35%) Tomcat
7 5 (0.75%) Apache Solr
8 4 (0.60%) Exchange Server 2007
8 4 (0.60%) MS Exchange
8 4 (0.60%) Skype for Business
8 4 (0.60%) WebSphere
9 3 (0.45%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 3 (0.45%) WebSphere Application Server
10 2 (0.30%) CMS
10 2 (0.30%) ColdFusion
10 2 (0.30%) IIS
10 2 (0.30%) Jupyter
10 2 (0.30%) nginx
Applications
1 30 (4.49%) Microsoft Excel
2 24 (3.59%) SPSS
3 19 (2.84%) Stata
4 15 (2.25%) Spreadsheet
5 10 (1.50%) EViews
6 5 (0.75%) Microsoft Office
7 2 (0.30%) LaTeX
Cloud Services
1 28 (4.19%) Amazon AWS
2 14 (2.10%) SaaS
3 8 (1.20%) GitHub
3 8 (1.20%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (1.20%) Yammer
4 7 (1.05%) Cloud Computing
5 6 (0.90%) Amazon EC2
6 5 (0.75%) Amazon S3
7 4 (0.60%) Amazon EMR
7 4 (0.60%) Google Cloud Platform
8 3 (0.45%) AWS Lambda
9 2 (0.30%) Google Analytics
10 1 (0.15%) Azure Machine Learning
10 1 (0.15%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 4 (0.60%) ADSL
1 4 (0.60%) Cisco ASA
1 4 (0.60%) DHCP
1 4 (0.60%) DNS
1 4 (0.60%) DSL
1 4 (0.60%) Firewall
1 4 (0.60%) SAN
1 4 (0.60%) TCP/IP
1 4 (0.60%) VoIP
1 4 (0.60%) VPN
2 3 (0.45%) ATM
3 1 (0.15%) Internet
3 1 (0.15%) Intranet
3 1 (0.15%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 188 (28.14%) Big Data
2 104 (15.57%) Hadoop
3 74 (11.08%) NoSQL
4 64 (9.58%) Data Mining
5 34 (5.09%) MongoDB
6 32 (4.79%) Apache Hive
7 24 (3.59%) PostgreSQL
8 23 (3.44%) SQL Server
9 21 (3.14%) Blockchain
10 12 (1.80%) Sqoop
11 11 (1.65%) Relational Database
12 10 (1.50%) MySQL
13 9 (1.35%) Amazon Redshift
13 9 (1.35%) HAWQ
14 8 (1.20%) Data Warehouse
14 8 (1.20%) KDB
15 7 (1.05%) Apache Cassandra
16 6 (0.90%) QlikView
16 6 (0.90%) Tick Data
17 5 (0.75%) Data Lake
Development Applications
1 38 (5.69%) Git (software)
2 26 (3.89%) Jenkins
3 16 (2.40%) Mercurial
4 12 (1.80%) JUnit
5 7 (1.05%) Vagrant
6 6 (0.90%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 6 (0.90%) Travis CI
7 5 (0.75%) Gradle
8 4 (0.60%) Yeoman
9 3 (0.45%) JIRA
9 3 (0.45%) Maven
10 2 (0.30%) Bitbucket
10 2 (0.30%) LabVIEW
11 1 (0.15%) NUnit
11 1 (0.15%) Xcode
General
1 280 (41.92%) Finance
2 85 (12.72%) Banking
3 73 (10.93%) Front Office
4 52 (7.78%) Marketing
5 41 (6.14%) Advertising
6 36 (5.39%) Games
7 34 (5.09%) Investment Banking
8 27 (4.04%) Financial Institution
9 17 (2.54%) Telecoms
10 16 (2.40%) Retail
11 15 (2.25%) Electronics
11 15 (2.25%) Manufacturing
12 11 (1.65%) Automotive
13 8 (1.20%) Back Office
14 6 (0.90%) Law
15 4 (0.60%) Legal
16 3 (0.45%) Publishing
17 2 (0.30%) Digital Economy
18 1 (0.15%) Aerospace
18 1 (0.15%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 227 (33.98%) Data Scientist
2 141 (21.11%) Developer
3 74 (11.08%) Senior Data Scientist
4 62 (9.28%) Analyst
5 54 (8.08%) Software Engineer
6 45 (6.74%) Machine Learning Scientist
7 40 (5.99%) Architect
7 40 (5.99%) C++ Developer
8 38 (5.69%) Quantitative Developer
9 35 (5.24%) C++ Software Engineer
10 34 (5.09%) Python Developer
11 33 (4.94%) C# Developer
12 31 (4.64%) Qualitative Analyst
12 31 (4.64%) Quantitative Analyst
13 29 (4.34%) Consultant
14 28 (4.19%) Enterprise Architect
14 28 (4.19%) Machine Learning Engineer
15 25 (3.74%) C# Quant Developer
16 24 (3.59%) Data Consultant
17 21 (3.14%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 91 (13.62%) Natural Language Processing
2 37 (5.54%) TensorFlow
3 31 (4.64%) D3.js
4 30 (4.49%) Pandas
4 30 (4.49%) SciPy
5 29 (4.34%) NumPy
5 29 (4.34%) OpenGL
6 28 (4.19%) Qt
7 25 (3.74%) STL
8 23 (3.44%) Boost C++ Libraries
9 20 (2.99%) scikit-learn
10 19 (2.84%) Kafka
11 18 (2.69%) MFC
12 17 (2.54%) Matplotlib
13 16 (2.40%) Highcharts JS
13 16 (2.40%) Pyramid
14 14 (2.10%) HTML
14 14 (2.10%) Web Services
15 13 (1.95%) Spring
16 11 (1.65%) Keras
Miscellaneous
1 339 (50.75%) Computer Science
2 200 (29.94%) Algorithms
3 159 (23.80%) Analytical Skills
4 75 (11.23%) Fintech
5 54 (8.08%) Hedge funds
6 42 (6.29%) Derivative
7 28 (4.19%) 3D Graphics
7 28 (4.19%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 18 (2.69%) Data Structures
9 16 (2.40%) Fixed Income
10 15 (2.25%) Greenfield Project
10 15 (2.25%) Verilog
10 15 (2.25%) VHDL
11 10 (1.50%) Credit Risk
11 10 (1.50%) Equities
11 10 (1.50%) Equity Derivative
12 9 (1.35%) OTC Derivatives
12 9 (1.35%) Robotics
12 9 (1.35%) Swaptions
13 8 (1.20%) Grid Computing
Operating Systems
1 89 (13.32%) Linux
2 45 (6.74%) Windows
3 28 (4.19%) Unix
4 11 (1.65%) Ubuntu
5 6 (0.90%) Windows Server
6 5 (0.75%) Android
7 4 (0.60%) Windows 10
7 4 (0.60%) Windows Server 2003
7 4 (0.60%) Windows XP
8 3 (0.45%) Apple iOS
9 2 (0.30%) Mac OS
10 1 (0.15%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 315 (47.16%) Machine Learning
2 308 (46.11%) Mathematics
3 220 (32.93%) Analytics
4 161 (24.10%) Statistics
5 153 (22.90%) Physics
6 114 (17.07%) Software Engineering
7 89 (13.32%) Deep Learning
8 88 (13.17%) Artificial Intelligence
9 69 (10.33%) OO
10 67 (10.03%) Agile Software Development
11 57 (8.53%) Data Analysis
12 56 (8.38%) Data Analytics
13 44 (6.59%) Data Modelling
13 44 (6.59%) Visualisation
14 43 (6.44%) OOP
15 42 (6.29%) Asset Management
16 37 (5.54%) Mentoring
17 34 (5.09%) Web Development
18 33 (4.94%) Data Architecture
18 33 (4.94%) Predictive Modelling
Programming Languages
1 396 (59.28%) Python
2 209 (31.29%) C++
3 196 (29.34%) Java
4 191 (28.59%) SQL
5 174 (26.05%) R
6 96 (14.37%) C#
7 82 (12.28%) Scala
8 73 (10.93%) MATLAB
9 54 (8.08%) C
10 37 (5.54%) JavaScript
11 20 (2.99%) VBA
12 18 (2.69%) Fortran
13 11 (1.65%) Haskell
13 11 (1.65%) Perl
14 8 (1.20%) F#
15 7 (1.05%) Bash Shell
15 7 (1.05%) Ruby
16 5 (0.75%) Clojure
17 4 (0.60%) Kotlin
17 4 (0.60%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 271 (40.57%) Degree
2 84 (12.57%) Master's Degree
3 69 (10.33%) Numerate Degree
4 44 (6.59%) Computer Science Degree
5 41 (6.14%) Postgraduate
6 4 (0.60%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (2.25%) QA
2 12 (1.80%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.15%) Actionable Recommendations
3 1 (0.15%) DO-178B
3 1 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 12207
3 1 (0.15%) MISRA
3 1 (0.15%) MISRA C
System Software
1 17 (2.54%) HDFS
2 9 (1.35%) Apache Flume
3 5 (0.75%) Docker
4 4 (0.60%) Active Directory
4 4 (0.60%) Virtual Machines
4 4 (0.60%) VirtualBox
4 4 (0.60%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (0.60%) XenServer
5 3 (0.45%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 4 (0.60%) Backup Exec
1 4 (0.60%) Hadoop YARN
1 4 (0.60%) XenMobile
2 3 (0.45%) Kubernetes
3 1 (0.15%) Ambari
Vendors
1 32 (4.79%) Oracle
2 15 (2.25%) Tableau
3 12 (1.80%) Google
4 11 (1.65%) Apple
5 10 (1.50%) Microsoft
6 8 (1.20%) Cloudera
6 8 (1.20%) Hortonworks
7 5 (0.75%) IBM
7 5 (0.75%) RapidMiner
8 4 (0.60%) Cisco
8 4 (0.60%) Citrix
8 4 (0.60%) EMC
8 4 (0.60%) HP
8 4 (0.60%) IronPort
8 4 (0.60%) MapR
8 4 (0.60%) Palo Alto
8 4 (0.60%) Polycom
8 4 (0.60%) Veeam
8 4 (0.60%) VMware
9 2 (0.30%) Facebook
West London
Client Server
Salary: £40k to £55k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 12 hours ago
London
ClearCube Consulting
Salary: From £70,000 to £120,000 per annum
Posted: 15 hours ago
London
Maclean Moore Consulting
Salary: From £90,000 to £130,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 16 hours ago
London
Ability Resourcing
Salary: £70000 - £100000 per annum + Equity
Posted: Yesterday
London
Westbourne Partners Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
South East London
Client Server
Salary: £35k to £50k + benefits
Posted: 21 hours ago
London
Eligo Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + Healthcare, Bonus package
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Eligo Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £80000 - £90000 per annum + Pension, Healthcare, Bonus
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Eligo Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £70000 - £80000 per annum + Bonus, Healthcare, Pension
Posted: 3 days ago
East London
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £55000 - £70000 per annum + Stock Options
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Salary: £70000 - £100000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum + Bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
London
ClearCube Consulting
Salary: From £60,000 to £100,000 per annum base plus package!
Posted: 2 days ago
South West London
set2recruit
Salary: Unspecified £37k - £45k + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £80000 - £100000 per annum + shares
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Salary: £80000 - £85000 per annum + Competitive benefits
Posted: 7 days ago
London
IT Connections
Salary: 60000
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Client Server
Salary: £100k to £130k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
South West London
Technical Futures
Salary: From £25,000 to £30,000 per annum To £30K Dep on Academic level
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £40000 - £65000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 4 days ago
West London
Softweb Resourcing Limited
Salary: From £40,000 to £75,000 per annum Pension, Flexi, Career Progress + Mo
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £65000 - £75000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Client Server
Salary: £100000 - £130000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Salary: £90000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
Central London / West End
IT Connections
Salary: £40,000 to £50,000
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Churchill Frank
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
North London
Client Server
Salary: £70k to £80k + share options
Posted: Yesterday
London
Optima Connections
Salary: Up to £85,000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits + Training
Posted: 4 days ago