The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for PhD qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 26 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
PhD
UK
Rank 340 465 566
Rank change year-on-year +125 +101  
Permanent jobs citing PhD 720 611 437
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.86% 0.59% 0.41%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.46% 2.13% 1.49%
Number of salaries quoted 621 543 387
Median salary £57,500 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.52% +5.00%  
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,000 £30,200
10% offered a salary of more than £110,000 £90,000 £85,000
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.

Academic & Professional Certification
UK
Permanent job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 20788 28689 29284
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 24.76% 27.75% 27.51%
Number of salaries quoted 16377 22981 22971
Median salary £45,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.26% +5.55%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £68,800 £71,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

PhD
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised 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 the UK

PhD
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for PhD in the UK

PhD
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing PhD over the 3 months to 26 March 2017.

Salary histogram for PhD in the UK

PhD
Top 30 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing PhD within the UK over the 3 months to 26 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
England +136 714 £57,500 +9.52% 116
London +53 375 £75,000 +25.00% 47
East of England +106 153 £40,000 +21.21% 41
Cambridgeshire +78 110 £60,000 +41.17% 38
Cambridge +74 108 £60,000 +37.14% 37
City of London +61 89 £110,000 +69.23% 10
South East +54 78 £45,000 +5.88% 8
South West +44 49 £55,000 -13.72% 2
North West +10 40 £50,000 +17.64% 7
Oxfordshire +8 40 £50,000 +5.26% 5
Bristol +39 39 £55,000 +46.66% 1
Manchester +5 37 £50,000 +33.33% 7
Hertfordshire +31 36 £40,000 +25.00% 2
Oxford +3 35 £50,000 - 2
Borehamwood +10 30 £32,750 +2.34% 1
West End of London +16 13 £35,000 -12.50% 6
Hampshire +36 12 £45,000 -10.00%
Southampton +22 12 £45,000 -5.26%
West Midlands +37 10 £45,000 -48.57% 2
Surrey +25 10 £37,500 +15.38% 1
East Midlands +7 8 £37,500 -3.22% 4
Gloucestershire +4 8 £52,500 -1.86%
Norfolk -6 6 £56,750 +62.14%
Norwich -15 6 £56,750 +62.14%
North East - 6 £120,000 - 3
Buckinghamshire +15 5 £40,000 -33.33%
Watford -6 5 £40,000 +25.00% 1
Northamptonshire - 5 £32,500 - 3
Northampton - 5 £32,500 - 3
Milton Keynes - 5 £40,000 -

PhD
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 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 with a requirement for PhD.

1 647 (48.32%) Mathematics
2 631 (47.12%) Degree
2 631 (47.12%) Python
3 630 (47.05%) Computer Science
4 584 (43.61%) Machine Learning
5 510 (38.09%) C++
6 422 (31.52%) Java
7 417 (31.14%) Algorithms
8 355 (26.51%) Software Engineering
9 334 (24.94%) Physics
10 309 (23.08%) R
11 294 (21.96%) Big Data
12 293 (21.88%) Finance
13 289 (21.58%) Analytical Skills
14 273 (20.39%) Analytics
15 269 (20.09%) SQL
16 261 (19.49%) Statistics
17 245 (18.30%) C#
18 211 (15.76%) C
19 190 (14.19%) Agile Software Development
20 170 (12.70%) MATLAB
21 151 (11.28%) Linux
21 151 (11.28%) Scala
22 147 (10.98%) Apache Spark
23 144 (10.75%) Artificial Intelligence
24 140 (10.46%) Hadoop
25 126 (9.41%) Deep Learning
26 120 (8.96%) OO
27 107 (7.99%) NoSQL
28 103 (7.69%) JavaScript

PhD
Top Related IT Skills 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
1 147 (10.98%) Apache Spark
2 85 (6.35%) SAS
3 34 (2.54%) Apache
4 26 (1.94%) Apache Pig
5 15 (1.12%) Elasticsearch
6 11 (0.82%) DNN
7 10 (0.75%) Exchange Server 2007
7 10 (0.75%) MS Exchange
7 10 (0.75%) Skype for Business
8 7 (0.52%) Apache Solr
8 7 (0.52%) Jupyter
9 6 (0.45%) Confluence
10 2 (0.15%) Tomcat
11 1 (0.075%) OpenStack
Applications
1 44 (3.29%) SPSS
2 39 (2.91%) MS Excel
3 22 (1.64%) Stata
4 21 (1.57%) MS Office
5 15 (1.12%) EViews
6 12 (0.90%) GNU Octave
7 9 (0.67%) MS PowerPoint
8 5 (0.37%) Simulink
9 4 (0.30%) Camtasia
9 4 (0.30%) FrameMaker
9 4 (0.30%) RoboHelp
9 4 (0.30%) S-PLUS
10 2 (0.15%) Gephi
10 2 (0.15%) Maple
10 2 (0.15%) SPSS Modeler
11 1 (0.075%) Mathcad
11 1 (0.075%) Photoshop
11 1 (0.075%) PTC Creo
Business Applications
1 7 (0.52%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (0.15%) Oracle ERP
2 2 (0.15%) SAP BPC
2 2 (0.15%) SAP FS
3 1 (0.075%) Magento
3 1 (0.075%) NetSuite
3 1 (0.075%) Odoo
Cloud Services
1 40 (2.99%) Amazon AWS
2 24 (1.79%) SaaS
3 17 (1.27%) Cloud Computing
4 16 (1.19%) Yammer
5 13 (0.97%) Microsoft Azure
6 7 (0.52%) Amazon EC2
6 7 (0.52%) Amazon S3
7 6 (0.45%) Amazon EMR
7 6 (0.45%) Google Cloud Platform
8 2 (0.15%) Adobe Analytics
8 2 (0.15%) AWS Lambda
8 2 (0.15%) GitHub
8 2 (0.15%) Google Analytics
8 2 (0.15%) Heroku
9 1 (0.075%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 24 (1.79%) TCP/IP
2 11 (0.82%) DSL
2 11 (0.82%) SAN
3 10 (0.75%) ADSL
3 10 (0.75%) Cisco ASA
3 10 (0.75%) DHCP
3 10 (0.75%) DNS
3 10 (0.75%) Firewall
3 10 (0.75%) VoIP
3 10 (0.75%) VPN
4 9 (0.67%) ATM
5 8 (0.60%) Ethernet
5 8 (0.60%) Wireless
6 7 (0.52%) Internet
7 5 (0.37%) HTTP
7 5 (0.37%) MIMO
7 5 (0.37%) OFDM
8 3 (0.22%) Bluetooth
8 3 (0.22%) Wi-Fi
9 2 (0.15%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 294 (21.96%) Big Data
2 140 (10.46%) Hadoop
3 107 (7.99%) NoSQL
4 86 (6.42%) Data Mining
5 46 (3.44%) Relational Database
6 45 (3.36%) Apache Hive
7 41 (3.06%) MongoDB
8 40 (2.99%) SQL Server
9 20 (1.49%) RDBMS
10 19 (1.42%) PostgreSQL
11 17 (1.27%) Apache Cassandra
12 16 (1.19%) Blockchain
12 16 (1.19%) HAWQ
12 16 (1.19%) Sqoop
13 13 (0.97%) KDB
13 13 (0.97%) MySQL
14 10 (0.75%) Data Warehouse
14 10 (0.75%) QlikView
15 8 (0.60%) HBase
16 7 (0.52%) Amazon Redshift
Development Applications
1 61 (4.56%) Git (software)
2 28 (2.09%) LabVIEW
3 25 (1.87%) Visual Studio
4 15 (1.12%) Mercurial
5 14 (1.05%) Jenkins
6 10 (0.75%) Subversion
7 8 (0.60%) JUnit
8 6 (0.45%) Clang
9 5 (0.37%) Selenium
9 5 (0.37%) Vagrant
9 5 (0.37%) Yeoman
10 4 (0.30%) JIRA
11 3 (0.22%) FindBugs
11 3 (0.22%) Jasmine
11 3 (0.22%) Team Foundation Server
12 2 (0.15%) GitLab
12 2 (0.15%) jMock
12 2 (0.15%) Karma Test Runner
12 2 (0.15%) PhantomJS
13 1 (0.075%) TestNG
General
1 293 (21.88%) Finance
2 97 (7.24%) Advertising
3 90 (6.72%) Marketing
4 86 (6.42%) Banking
4 86 (6.42%) Telecoms
5 72 (5.38%) Electronics
6 69 (5.15%) Games
7 68 (5.08%) Front Office
8 34 (2.54%) Pharmaceutical
9 33 (2.46%) Manufacturing
10 27 (2.02%) Investment Banking
11 24 (1.79%) Automotive
11 24 (1.79%) Retail
12 22 (1.64%) Aerospace
13 19 (1.42%) Financial Institution
14 16 (1.19%) Back Office
15 14 (1.05%) Law
16 11 (0.82%) Legal
17 6 (0.45%) Military
18 5 (0.37%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 332 (24.79%) Data Scientist
2 298 (22.26%) Developer
3 178 (13.29%) Software Engineer
4 106 (7.92%) Senior Data Scientist
5 84 (6.27%) Analyst
6 77 (5.75%) Architect
7 75 (5.60%) Graduate
8 74 (5.53%) Java Developer
9 72 (5.38%) Software Developer
10 67 (5.00%) C++ Software Engineer
11 63 (4.71%) C++ Developer
11 63 (4.71%) Java Engineer
12 56 (4.18%) Enterprise Architect
12 56 (4.18%) Machine Learning Scientist
13 55 (4.11%) Machine Learning Engineer
14 47 (3.51%) C# Developer
14 47 (3.51%) Java Software Engineer
15 44 (3.29%) Research Engineer
16 42 (3.14%) Computer Engineer
17 38 (2.84%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 93 (6.95%) .NET
2 77 (5.75%) HTML
3 71 (5.30%) Natural Language Processing
4 49 (3.66%) AngularJS
5 41 (3.06%) Node.js
5 41 (3.06%) OpenGL
6 39 (2.91%) CSS
7 36 (2.69%) Pandas
8 35 (2.61%) SciPy
9 33 (2.46%) D3.js
9 33 (2.46%) J2EE
10 32 (2.39%) Spring
11 31 (2.32%) ASP.NET
11 31 (2.32%) HTML5
11 31 (2.32%) NumPy
12 30 (2.24%) Ajax
13 29 (2.17%) Boost C++ Libraries
14 28 (2.09%) STL
14 28 (2.09%) Theano
15 27 (2.02%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 630 (47.05%) Computer Science
2 417 (31.14%) Algorithms
3 289 (21.58%) Analytical Skills
4 63 (4.71%) Hedge funds
5 55 (4.11%) Fintech
6 42 (3.14%) Derivative
7 38 (2.84%) Data Structures
8 34 (2.54%) 3D Graphics
9 29 (2.17%) Augmented Reality
10 22 (1.64%) VHDL
11 19 (1.42%) Credit Risk
11 19 (1.42%) Life Science
11 19 (1.42%) Verilog
12 15 (1.12%) Fixed Income
12 15 (1.12%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 14 (1.05%) Embedded Systems
14 12 (0.90%) Driving Licence
14 12 (0.90%) Equities
15 10 (0.75%) ASIC
15 10 (0.75%) Grid Computing
Operating Systems
1 151 (11.28%) Linux
2 95 (7.09%) Windows
3 49 (3.66%) Unix
4 16 (1.19%) Android
5 14 (1.05%) Apple iOS
6 12 (0.90%) Windows Server
7 11 (0.82%) Ubuntu
8 10 (0.75%) Windows 10
8 10 (0.75%) Windows Server 2003
8 10 (0.75%) Windows XP
9 5 (0.37%) Embedded Linux
10 3 (0.22%) Windows Phone
11 2 (0.15%) Mac OS
11 2 (0.15%) Mac OS X
11 2 (0.15%) Windows Server 2012
12 1 (0.075%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 647 (48.32%) Mathematics
2 584 (43.61%) Machine Learning
3 355 (26.51%) Software Engineering
4 334 (24.94%) Physics
5 273 (20.39%) Analytics
6 261 (19.49%) Statistics
7 190 (14.19%) Agile Software Development
8 144 (10.75%) Artificial Intelligence
9 126 (9.41%) Deep Learning
10 120 (8.96%) OO
11 96 (7.17%) Data Analysis
11 96 (7.17%) Data Analytics
12 87 (6.50%) Computer Vision
12 87 (6.50%) Mentoring
13 86 (6.42%) Visualisation
14 69 (5.15%) Data Modelling
15 68 (5.08%) Predictive Modelling
16 64 (4.78%) Statistical Analysis
17 63 (4.71%) Open Source
18 61 (4.56%) Signal Processing
Programming Languages
1 631 (47.12%) Python
2 510 (38.09%) C++
3 422 (31.52%) Java
4 309 (23.08%) R
5 269 (20.09%) SQL
6 245 (18.30%) C#
7 211 (15.76%) C
8 170 (12.70%) MATLAB
9 151 (11.28%) Scala
10 103 (7.69%) JavaScript
11 29 (2.17%) Ruby
12 27 (2.02%) Fortran
12 27 (2.02%) Perl
13 25 (1.87%) F#
14 23 (1.72%) VBA
15 22 (1.64%) Bash Shell
16 19 (1.42%) Haskell
17 17 (1.27%) PHP
18 13 (0.97%) VB
19 12 (0.90%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 631 (47.12%) Degree
2 83 (6.20%) Postgraduate
3 30 (2.24%) Security Cleared
4 20 (1.49%) SC Cleared
5 8 (0.60%) MCTS
5 8 (0.60%) Microsoft Certification
6 7 (0.52%) DV Cleared
6 7 (0.52%) MBA
7 4 (0.30%) Sun Certification
8 3 (0.22%) CISSP
8 3 (0.22%) PMI Certification
9 2 (0.15%) CISA
9 2 (0.15%) CISM
10 1 (0.075%) GSEC
10 1 (0.075%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (2.39%) QA
2 3 (0.22%) SNOMED CT
3 2 (0.15%) Data Quality
3 2 (0.15%) DO-178B
3 2 (0.15%) MISRA
3 2 (0.15%) MISRA C
3 2 (0.15%) PCI DSS
3 2 (0.15%) RMADS
4 1 (0.075%) Actionable Recommendations
4 1 (0.075%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 1 (0.075%) IEC 61508
4 1 (0.075%) ISO/IEC 12207
4 1 (0.075%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.075%) SLA
System Software
1 17 (1.27%) Apache Flume
1 17 (1.27%) HDFS
2 12 (0.90%) Active Directory
2 12 (0.90%) XenServer
3 10 (0.75%) VMware Infrastructure
4 9 (0.67%) Firmware
5 5 (0.37%) Docker
5 5 (0.37%) Virtual Machines
5 5 (0.37%) VirtualBox
6 2 (0.15%) LXC
7 1 (0.075%) KVM
7 1 (0.075%) Slurm Workload Manager
7 1 (0.075%) Xen
Systems Management
1 10 (0.75%) Backup Exec
1 10 (0.75%) XenMobile
2 2 (0.15%) Kubernetes
3 1 (0.075%) Mesos
Vendors
1 57 (4.26%) Oracle
2 35 (2.61%) Tableau
3 25 (1.87%) Microsoft
4 17 (1.27%) Google
5 13 (0.97%) Apple
6 12 (0.90%) Citrix
6 12 (0.90%) SAP
7 10 (0.75%) Cisco
7 10 (0.75%) EMC
7 10 (0.75%) HP
7 10 (0.75%) IronPort
7 10 (0.75%) Palo Alto
7 10 (0.75%) Polycom
7 10 (0.75%) Veeam
7 10 (0.75%) VMware
8 6 (0.45%) Cloudera
8 6 (0.45%) Hortonworks
8 6 (0.45%) IBM
8 6 (0.45%) Splunk
9 5 (0.37%) Synopsys
London
IntaPeople
Salary: £40000 - £52000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
West Midlands
IT Connections
Salary: to £45000
Posted: 2 days ago
Northampton, Northamptonshire
IT Connections
Salary: £35,000 to £45,000
Posted: 2 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
ECM Selection
Salary: to £60k DoE + options
Posted: 2 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Maclean Moore Consulting
Salary: From £50,000 to £65,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Northampton, Northamptonshire
IT Connections
Salary: £25,000 to £40,000
Posted: 2 days ago
Borehamwood, Hertfordshire
IT Connections
Salary: £35,000 to £45,000 + 20% Bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
London
IT Connections
Salary: to £60,000
Posted: 2 days ago
Central London / West End
IT Connections
Salary: £30,000 to £40,000
Posted: 2 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
The One Group
Salary: Market related
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Client Server
Salary: £60k to £70k + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Softweb Resourcing Limited
Salary: From £30,000 to £50,000 per annum Stock Options + More
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Salary: £80000 - £95000 per annum + benefits + bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
Maclean Moore Consulting
Salary: From £45,000 to £65,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Central London / West End
X4 Group
Salary: £50k - 70k per year
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Joseph Harry Ltd
Salary: £70000 - £90000 per annum + 50% bonus + Pension
Posted: 2 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Oho Group Ltd.
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum, Benefits Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Head Resourcing
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Pension, Healthcare, Flex Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Watford, Hertfordshire
IT Connections
Salary: £30,000 to £35,000
Posted: 2 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Computer People
Salary: Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Northampton, Northamptonshire
IT Connections
Salary: £25,000 to £30,000
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Salary: £40000 - £70000 per annum + benefits + bonus
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Burns Sheehan
Salary: £30000.00 - £50000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Technical Futures
Salary: Excellent Package
Posted: 5 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
ECM Selection
Salary: to £55k (DoE) + package
Posted: 3 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Computer People
Salary: Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Oho Group Ltd.
Salary: £60000 - £150000 per annum, Benefits Excellent Bonus and Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Big Wednesday Digital Ltd
Salary: £75000 - £150000 per annum + Negotiable
Posted: 5 days ago
Central London / West End
ClearCube Consulting
Salary: Up to £120,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Computer People
Salary: Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago