PhD Jobs in Scotland

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD, DPhil, EngD, Doctorate)
UK > Scotland

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 18 April 2024 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

6 months to
18 Apr 2024
Same period 2023 Same period 2022
Rank 221 166 234
Rank change year-on-year -55 +68 -77
Permanent jobs citing PhD 71 67 4
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Scotland 1.07% 1.40% 0.071%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.68% 4.86% 0.27%
Number of salaries quoted 16 9 4
10th Percentile £54,375 £43,500 £47,761
25th Percentile £55,000 £61,250 £52,559
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £85,000 £100,000 £61,750
Median % change year-on-year -15.00% +61.94% +33.43%
75th Percentile £100,000 - £68,275
90th Percentile - - -
UK median annual salary £61,500 £75,000 £70,000
% change year-on-year -18.00% +7.14% +7.69%

All Academic and Professional Certifications
Scotland

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.

Permanent vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 1,249 1,378 1,480
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Scotland 18.86% 28.71% 26.12%
Number of salaries quoted 561 412 507
10th Percentile £26,700 £29,000 £25,500
25th Percentile £32,500 £39,294 £32,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £54,882 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year -8.90% +21.96% -1.91%
75th Percentile £62,750 £68,975 £60,000
90th Percentile £77,500 £77,715 £81,250
UK median annual salary £54,000 £57,750 £55,000
% change year-on-year -6.49% +5.00% -

PhD
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

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

Job vacancy trend for PhD in Scotland

PhD
Salary Trend in Scotland

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing PhD in Scotland.

Salary trend for PhD in Scotland

PhD
Salary Histogram in Scotland

Salary distribution for jobs citing PhD in Scotland over the 6 months to 18 April 2024.

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 18 April 2024. 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
Glasgow -96 50 £70,000 - 5
Edinburgh +44 17 £100,000 - 8
Midlothian - 3 - - 2
Aberdeen -13 1 £40,500 - 1
PhD
UK

PhD
Co-occurring Skills and Capabilities in Scotland by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same employment type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 3 (4.23%) Apache Spark
Cloud Services
1 32 (45.07%) Figma
1 32 (45.07%) SurveyMonkey
2 6 (8.45%) Cloud Computing
3 4 (5.63%) AWS
4 1 (1.41%) GitHub
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (4.23%) Big Data
1 3 (4.23%) Hadoop
2 1 (1.41%) MySQL
2 1 (1.41%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 3 (4.23%) GitLab
1 3 (4.23%) Jenkins
2 1 (1.41%) Artifactory
2 1 (1.41%) Git
General
1 52 (73.24%) Inclusion and Diversity
2 46 (64.79%) Marketing
3 45 (63.38%) Finance
3 45 (63.38%) Law
4 32 (45.07%) Social Science
5 20 (28.17%) Social Skills
6 6 (8.45%) Telecoms
7 2 (2.82%) Aerospace
7 2 (2.82%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (2.82%) Banking
7 2 (2.82%) Financial Institution
7 2 (2.82%) Investment Banking
8 1 (1.41%) Electronics
8 1 (1.41%) Games
8 1 (1.41%) Manufacturing
8 1 (1.41%) Organisational Skills
Job Titles
1 32 (45.07%) Lead
2 13 (18.31%) User Experience Researcher
3 8 (11.27%) Software Engineer
4 3 (4.23%) Artificial Intelligence Engineer
4 3 (4.23%) Developer
4 3 (4.23%) Software Developer
5 2 (2.82%) Machine Learning Engineer
5 2 (2.82%) Senior
5 2 (2.82%) Senior User Experience Researcher
5 2 (2.82%) Senior User Researcher
5 2 (2.82%) User Researcher
6 1 (1.41%) Applications Engineer
6 1 (1.41%) Automation Engineer
6 1 (1.41%) Chief Technologist
6 1 (1.41%) Computer Engineer
6 1 (1.41%) Computer Vision Engineer
6 1 (1.41%) Optimisation Engineer
6 1 (1.41%) RF Engineer
6 1 (1.41%) Systems Engineer
6 1 (1.41%) Technologist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (5.63%) TensorFlow
2 3 (4.23%) MLlib
2 3 (4.23%) MXNet
2 3 (4.23%) NumPy
2 3 (4.23%) OpenCV
2 3 (4.23%) OpenVINO
2 3 (4.23%) PyTorch
2 3 (4.23%) RESTful
2 3 (4.23%) scikit-learn
2 3 (4.23%) SciPy
3 1 (1.41%) Keras
3 1 (1.41%) Matplotlib
Miscellaneous
1 27 (38.03%) Market Risk
2 21 (29.58%) Algorithms
3 11 (15.49%) Product Ownership
4 5 (7.04%) Data Structures
4 5 (7.04%) Distributed Computing
5 3 (4.23%) Distributed Systems
5 3 (4.23%) Onboarding
6 2 (2.82%) Video\Live Streaming
7 1 (1.41%) IoT
Operating Systems
1 2 (2.82%) Linux
1 2 (2.82%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (63.38%) Anthropology
1 45 (63.38%) Cognitive Science
1 45 (63.38%) Fintech
1 45 (63.38%) Psychology
1 45 (63.38%) User Experience
1 45 (63.38%) User Research
1 45 (63.38%) UX Research
2 43 (60.56%) Actionable Insight
2 43 (60.56%) Interaction Design
2 43 (60.56%) Qualitative Research
2 43 (60.56%) Service Design
3 34 (47.89%) Product Management
4 33 (46.48%) Roadmaps
5 32 (45.07%) Business Strategy
5 32 (45.07%) Information Architecture
5 32 (45.07%) Objectives and Key Results
5 32 (45.07%) Project Planning
6 19 (26.76%) Computer Science
7 16 (22.54%) Data Sharing
7 16 (22.54%) Machine Learning
Programming Languages
1 34 (47.89%) R
2 17 (23.94%) Python
3 16 (22.54%) C++
3 16 (22.54%) Java
4 13 (18.31%) C
5 12 (16.90%) Rust
6 7 (9.86%) Haskell
7 5 (7.04%) Go
8 3 (4.23%) SQL
9 1 (1.41%) Bash
9 1 (1.41%) C#
9 1 (1.41%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 71 (100.00%) Degree
2 64 (90.14%) Master's Degree
3 4 (5.63%) Computer Science Degree
3 4 (5.63%) Security Cleared
4 1 (1.41%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.82%) Accessibility
2 1 (1.41%) GDPR
System Software
1 2 (2.82%) Docker
Vendors
1 32 (45.07%) Qualtrics
2 1 (1.41%) ANSYS
2 1 (1.41%) Keysight
2 1 (1.41%) Thales