The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Scotland with a requirement for PhD qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 29 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

PhD
UK > Scotland
3 months to
29 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 141 150 162
Rank change year-on-year +9 +12  
Permanent jobs citing PhD 14 8 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.52% 0.28% 0.22%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.14% 1.04% 0.83%
Number of salaries quoted 13 5 6
Scotland median annual salary £40,000 £47,500 £32,750
Median salary % change year-on-year -15.78% +45.03%  
10th Percentile £39,000 £43,750 £29,750
90th Percentile £96,150 £51,250 £41,458
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +11.11%  

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 Scotland.

Academic & Professional Certification
Scotland
Permanent job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 654 772 845
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 24.07% 26.98% 26.74%
Number of salaries quoted 779 804 1164
Scotland median annual salary £42,500 £44,500 £42,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.49% +5.95%  
10th Percentile £26,000 £25,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £65,000 £62,500 £61,250
UK median annual salary £45,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year -5.26% +5.55%  

PhD
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

Job postings citing PhD as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Scotland.

Job vacancy trend for PhD in Scotland

PhD
Salary Trend in Scotland

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

Salary trend for PhD in Scotland

PhD
Salary Histogram in Scotland

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing PhD in Scotland over the 3 months to 29 June 2017.

Salary histogram for PhD in Scotland

PhD
Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing PhD within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 29 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
Edinburgh -8 9 £40,000 -15.78% 1
Glasgow - 6 £40,000 - 4
Stirling - 1 £50,000 - 1
PhD
UK

For the 6 months to 29 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 Scotland region with a requirement for PhD.

1 13 (68.42%) Mathematics
2 11 (57.89%) Python
3 10 (52.63%) Computer Science
3 10 (52.63%) Software Engineering
3 10 (52.63%) R
4 9 (47.37%) Machine Learning
4 9 (47.37%) Degree
5 8 (42.11%) Physics
5 8 (42.11%) SQL
5 8 (42.11%) Hadoop
6 7 (36.84%) Big Data
6 7 (36.84%) Analytics
6 7 (36.84%) Algorithms
6 7 (36.84%) Electronics
6 7 (36.84%) Statistics
7 6 (31.58%) Agile Software Development
7 6 (31.58%) C++
7 6 (31.58%) Analytical Skills
8 5 (26.32%) Visualisation
8 5 (26.32%) Scala
8 5 (26.32%) Java
8 5 (26.32%) .NET
8 5 (26.32%) MATLAB
9 4 (21.05%) Finance
9 4 (21.05%) D3.js
10 3 (15.79%) Tableau
10 3 (15.79%) Statistical Modelling
10 3 (15.79%) Deep Learning
10 3 (15.79%) Qt
10 3 (15.79%) Natural Language Processing

PhD
Co-occurring IT Skills in Scotland 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 3 (15.79%) Apache Spark
1 3 (15.79%) SAS
Cloud Services
1 3 (15.79%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (15.79%) Google Cloud Platform
1 3 (15.79%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (10.53%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (42.11%) Hadoop
2 7 (36.84%) Big Data
3 3 (15.79%) BigQuery
4 1 (5.26%) Apache Hive
4 1 (5.26%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (5.26%) Relational Database
General
1 7 (36.84%) Electronics
2 4 (21.05%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (36.84%) Data Scientist
2 4 (21.05%) Graduate
2 4 (21.05%) Software Engineer
3 3 (15.79%) Junior
3 3 (15.79%) Senior Data Scientist
4 2 (10.53%) ASIC Design Engineer
4 2 (10.53%) ASIC Engineer
4 2 (10.53%) C++ Developer
4 2 (10.53%) Design Engineer
4 2 (10.53%) Developer
4 2 (10.53%) Digital Design Engineer
4 2 (10.53%) Graduate C++ Developer
4 2 (10.53%) Graduate Developer
4 2 (10.53%) Graduate Software Engineer
4 2 (10.53%) Junior C++ Developer
4 2 (10.53%) Junior Developer
5 1 (5.26%) Data Consultant
5 1 (5.26%) Electronics Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) Junior Software Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) Software Design Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (26.32%) .NET
2 4 (21.05%) D3.js
3 3 (15.79%) Natural Language Processing
3 3 (15.79%) Qt
4 2 (10.53%) TensorFlow
5 1 (5.26%) ggplot
5 1 (5.26%) Kafka
5 1 (5.26%) MLlib
5 1 (5.26%) NumPy
5 1 (5.26%) Pandas
5 1 (5.26%) scikit-learn
Miscellaneous
1 10 (52.63%) Computer Science
2 7 (36.84%) Algorithms
3 6 (31.58%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (15.79%) Virtual Team
5 2 (10.53%) ASIC
5 2 (10.53%) Data Structures
6 1 (5.26%) Device Driver
6 1 (5.26%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.26%) Linux
1 1 (5.26%) Mac OS
1 1 (5.26%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (68.42%) Mathematics
2 10 (52.63%) Software Engineering
3 9 (47.37%) Machine Learning
4 8 (42.11%) Physics
5 7 (36.84%) Analytics
5 7 (36.84%) Statistics
6 6 (31.58%) Agile Software Development
7 5 (26.32%) Visualisation
8 3 (15.79%) Asset Management
8 3 (15.79%) Deep Learning
8 3 (15.79%) IT Strategy
8 3 (15.79%) Open Source
8 3 (15.79%) Performance Optimisation
8 3 (15.79%) Refactoring
8 3 (15.79%) Spatial Analysis
8 3 (15.79%) Statistical Modelling
9 2 (10.53%) CAD
9 2 (10.53%) Electronic Design Automation
9 2 (10.53%) OO
9 2 (10.53%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 11 (57.89%) Python
2 10 (52.63%) R
3 8 (42.11%) SQL
4 6 (31.58%) C++
5 5 (26.32%) Java
5 5 (26.32%) MATLAB
5 5 (26.32%) Scala
6 3 (15.79%) C#
7 2 (10.53%) C
7 2 (10.53%) PL/SQL
8 1 (5.26%) Lisp
8 1 (5.26%) Perl
Qualifications
1 9 (47.37%) Degree
2 3 (15.79%) Numerate Degree
3 1 (5.26%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.26%) Data Quality
Vendors
1 3 (15.79%) Tableau
2 2 (10.53%) Cadence
2 2 (10.53%) Oracle
2 2 (10.53%) Synopsys
Glasgow
Churchill Frank
Salary: £55000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Stirling
Cathcart Associates
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 9 days ago
Glasgow Area
IT Connections
Salary: 40000
Posted: 5 days ago
Edinburgh
Cathcart Associates
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 13 days ago
Glasgow
Cathcart Associates
Salary: Benefits
Posted: 23 days ago
Glasgow
OHO Group Ltd.
Salary: £41709 - £48327 per annum
Posted: 13 days ago