Period
to 20 November 2017

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 6 months to 20 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

PhD
UK > Scotland
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 190 197 230
Rank change year-on-year +7 +33 -13
Permanent jobs citing PhD 38 13 12
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.67% 0.25% 0.19%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.81% 1.05% 0.70%
Number of salaries quoted 36 4 16
Scotland median annual salary £45,000 £47,500 £75,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.26% -36.67% +76.47%
UK median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +10.00% - +7.53%

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 Scotland with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
Scotland
Permanent vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 1353 1234 1724
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 23.99% 24.09% 26.79%
Number of salaries quoted 856 730 1187
Scotland median annual salary £42,500 £42,250 £41,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +0.59% +3.05% +2.50%
10th Percentile £26,000 £26,250 £25,000
90th Percentile £66,250 £58,250 £61,750
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +1.12%

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 6 months to 20 November 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 6 months to 20 November 2017. 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
Job
Vacancies
Edinburgh +8 30 £42,500 -10.53% 4
Glasgow - 10 £40,000 -
Stirling - 3 £57,500 - 1
PhD
UK

For the 6 months to 20 November 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 31 (81.58%) Mathematics
2 27 (71.05%) Machine Learning
3 24 (63.16%) Python
4 22 (57.89%) Degree
4 22 (57.89%) Algorithms
5 18 (47.37%) Computer Science
5 18 (47.37%) C++
6 17 (44.74%) Statistics
7 16 (42.11%) Physics
7 16 (42.11%) Java
7 16 (42.11%) R
8 13 (34.21%) Big Data
9 11 (28.95%) Software Engineering
10 10 (26.32%) MATLAB
10 10 (26.32%) Analytical Skills
11 9 (23.68%) Hadoop
11 9 (23.68%) SQL
11 9 (23.68%) Artificial Intelligence
11 9 (23.68%) Robotics
12 7 (18.42%) C
12 7 (18.42%) Visualisation
12 7 (18.42%) Analytics
12 7 (18.42%) Master's Degree
13 6 (15.79%) Numerate Degree
13 6 (15.79%) Bayesian Methods
13 6 (15.79%) Scala
13 6 (15.79%) Open Source
13 6 (15.79%) Statistical Modelling
13 6 (15.79%) Finance
14 5 (13.16%) Electronics

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 5 (13.16%) Apache Spark
1 5 (13.16%) SAS
2 2 (5.26%) Apache Pig
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.63%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (2.63%) Google Cloud Platform
1 1 (2.63%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (34.21%) Big Data
2 9 (23.68%) Hadoop
3 5 (13.16%) Apache Cassandra
4 4 (10.53%) Apache Hive
4 4 (10.53%) NoSQL
5 3 (7.89%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (5.26%) GIS
6 2 (5.26%) MongoDB
6 2 (5.26%) Spatial Data
6 2 (5.26%) SQL Server
6 2 (5.26%) Text Mining
7 1 (2.63%) BigQuery
7 1 (2.63%) MySQL
7 1 (2.63%) Relational Database
General
1 6 (15.79%) Finance
2 5 (13.16%) Electronics
3 3 (7.89%) Games
4 1 (2.63%) Retail
Job Titles
1 11 (28.95%) Data Scientist
2 6 (15.79%) Graduate
2 6 (15.79%) Junior
2 6 (15.79%) Machine Learning Scientist
3 5 (13.16%) Developer
4 4 (10.53%) C++ Developer
4 4 (10.53%) Graduate C++ Developer
4 4 (10.53%) Graduate Developer
4 4 (10.53%) Junior C++ Developer
4 4 (10.53%) Junior Developer
4 4 (10.53%) Research Scientist
5 3 (7.89%) Analyst
5 3 (7.89%) Data Analyst
5 3 (7.89%) Data Engineer
5 3 (7.89%) Data Manager
5 3 (7.89%) Machine Learning Researcher
6 2 (5.26%) Automation Engineer
6 2 (5.26%) Computer Vision Engineer
6 2 (5.26%) Machine Learning Engineer
6 2 (5.26%) Senior Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (13.16%) Qt
2 4 (10.53%) D3.js
3 3 (7.89%) ggplot
3 3 (7.89%) HTML
4 2 (5.26%) Natural Language Processing
4 2 (5.26%) NumPy
4 2 (5.26%) TensorFlow
5 1 (2.63%) .NET
5 1 (2.63%) Kafka
5 1 (2.63%) MLlib
5 1 (2.63%) Pandas
5 1 (2.63%) scikit-learn
5 1 (2.63%) SciPy
Miscellaneous
1 22 (57.89%) Algorithms
2 18 (47.37%) Computer Science
3 10 (26.32%) Analytical Skills
4 9 (23.68%) Robotics
5 4 (10.53%) Data Structures
6 3 (7.89%) CUDA
7 2 (5.26%) Greenfield Project
8 1 (2.63%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 5 (13.16%) Linux
2 1 (2.63%) Android
2 1 (2.63%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (81.58%) Mathematics
2 27 (71.05%) Machine Learning
3 17 (44.74%) Statistics
4 16 (42.11%) Physics
5 11 (28.95%) Software Engineering
6 9 (23.68%) Artificial Intelligence
7 7 (18.42%) Analytics
7 7 (18.42%) Visualisation
8 6 (15.79%) Bayesian Methods
8 6 (15.79%) Open Source
8 6 (15.79%) Statistical Modelling
9 5 (13.16%) Agile Software Development
9 5 (13.16%) Computer Vision
9 5 (13.16%) Deep Learning
9 5 (13.16%) Performance Optimisation
9 5 (13.16%) Refactoring
9 5 (13.16%) Reinforcement Learning
10 4 (10.53%) Cluster Analysis
10 4 (10.53%) Data Analytics
10 4 (10.53%) Neural Network
Programming Languages
1 24 (63.16%) Python
2 18 (47.37%) C++
3 16 (42.11%) Java
3 16 (42.11%) R
4 10 (26.32%) MATLAB
5 9 (23.68%) SQL
6 7 (18.42%) C
7 6 (15.79%) Scala
8 2 (5.26%) C#
9 1 (2.63%) Assembly Language
9 1 (2.63%) JavaScript
9 1 (2.63%) Lua
9 1 (2.63%) Perl
9 1 (2.63%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 22 (57.89%) Degree
2 7 (18.42%) Master's Degree
3 6 (15.79%) Numerate Degree
4 2 (5.26%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.26%) Data Quality
Vendors
1 2 (5.26%) Cloudera
2 1 (2.63%) Tableau