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

PhD
UK
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 370 421 571
Rank change year-on-year +51 +150  
Permanent jobs citing PhD 708 699 465
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.80% 0.71% 0.42%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.24% 2.65% 1.53%
Number of salaries quoted 604 640 419
Median salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +11.11%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £34,100 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £90,000 £90,000 £80,000
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.

Academic & Professional Certification
UK
Permanent job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 21879 26355 30467
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 24.63% 26.72% 27.47%
Number of salaries quoted 17040 21310 24136
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 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £70,000 £71,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year - +2.40%  

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 22 June 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 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
England +39 686 £50,000 - 118
London -24 292 £70,000 +16.66% 51
East of England +83 171 £35,000 -12.50% 31
Cambridge +43 116 £45,000 -30.76% 25
Cambridgeshire +42 116 £45,000 -30.76% 26
South East +7 93 £45,000 +5.88% 20
North West -24 54 £41,000 +2.50% 3
Manchester -16 51 £50,000 +25.00% 2
Hertfordshire +33 42 £32,500 -4.41% 5
West Midlands +48 37 £40,000 -3.03% 2
Oxfordshire -8 37 £49,500 +4.21% 8
Borehamwood +9 36 £32,500 -4.41% 3
South West -4 35 £55,000 +2.80% 5
East Midlands +24 34 £32,500 -18.75% 2
Northampton +16 31 £32,500 -16.12% 1
Northamptonshire +14 31 £32,500 -16.12% 1
Oxford -25 28 £50,000 -9.09% 7
City of London -1 21 £80,000 +3.22% 7
Watford +2 20 £32,500 -13.33%
Bristol -8 20 £55,000 +22.22% 2
West End of London +7 19 £35,000 -12.50% 1
Coventry - 18 £40,000 - 1
Buckinghamshire -6 17 £37,500 -6.25%
Milton Keynes -8 17 £37,500 -6.25%
Berkshire +28 16 £70,000 +75.00% 3
Scotland +18 11 £40,000 -15.78% 7
Hampshire +32 10 £52,500 -1.86% 6
Southampton +26 8 £52,500 -4.54% 5
Warwickshire +15 8 £45,000 -
Edinburgh -6 8 £65,500 +37.89% 1

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 with a requirement for PhD.

1 795 (55.87%) Python
2 721 (50.67%) Mathematics
3 698 (49.05%) Machine Learning
4 660 (46.38%) Computer Science
5 618 (43.43%) Degree
6 614 (43.15%) C++
7 509 (35.77%) Algorithms
8 438 (30.78%) Java
9 421 (29.59%) Physics
10 399 (28.04%) Software Engineering
11 331 (23.26%) Finance
12 327 (22.98%) R
13 311 (21.86%) SQL
14 302 (21.22%) Big Data
15 299 (21.01%) Analytics
16 290 (20.38%) C#
17 273 (19.18%) Statistics
18 262 (18.41%) Analytical Skills
19 234 (16.44%) MATLAB
20 230 (16.16%) Artificial Intelligence
21 215 (15.11%) C
22 208 (14.62%) Agile Software Development
23 196 (13.77%) Linux
24 164 (11.52%) Natural Language Processing
25 163 (11.45%) Deep Learning
26 149 (10.47%) OO
27 142 (9.98%) Hadoop
28 135 (9.49%) Scala
29 131 (9.21%) Apache Spark
30 122 (8.57%) Data Analysis

PhD
Co-occurring 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
1 131 (9.21%) Apache Spark
2 75 (5.27%) SAS
3 26 (1.83%) Apache
4 23 (1.62%) Apache Pig
4 23 (1.62%) Elasticsearch
5 12 (0.84%) Apache Solr
6 11 (0.77%) DNN
7 10 (0.70%) JBoss
8 9 (0.63%) Confluence
8 9 (0.63%) Tomcat
9 5 (0.35%) Jupyter
10 4 (0.28%) Exchange Server 2007
10 4 (0.28%) MS Exchange
10 4 (0.28%) Skype for Business
10 4 (0.28%) WebSphere
11 3 (0.21%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 3 (0.21%) WebSphere Application Server
12 2 (0.14%) ColdFusion
12 2 (0.14%) IIS
12 2 (0.14%) nginx
Applications
1 41 (2.88%) Microsoft Excel
2 38 (2.67%) SPSS
3 28 (1.97%) Stata
4 15 (1.05%) Spreadsheet
5 10 (0.70%) EViews
5 10 (0.70%) Microsoft Office
5 10 (0.70%) Photoshop
6 8 (0.56%) Zemax
7 7 (0.49%) Maple
8 5 (0.35%) Microsoft PowerPoint
8 5 (0.35%) Simulink
9 4 (0.28%) Camtasia
9 4 (0.28%) FrameMaker
9 4 (0.28%) RoboHelp
10 3 (0.21%) Mathcad
10 3 (0.21%) S-PLUS
11 2 (0.14%) Abaqus
11 2 (0.14%) LaTeX
12 1 (0.070%) GNU Octave
12 1 (0.070%) Weka
Business Applications
1 24 (1.69%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (0.14%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.070%) Magento
3 1 (0.070%) NetSuite
3 1 (0.070%) Odoo
Cloud Services
1 48 (3.37%) Amazon AWS
2 26 (1.83%) Microsoft Azure
3 22 (1.55%) SaaS
4 17 (1.19%) GitHub
5 9 (0.63%) Cloud Computing
6 8 (0.56%) Google Cloud Platform
6 8 (0.56%) Yammer
7 7 (0.49%) Amazon EC2
8 6 (0.42%) Amazon S3
9 4 (0.28%) Amazon EMR
10 3 (0.21%) AWS Lambda
11 2 (0.14%) Google Analytics
12 1 (0.070%) Amazon SQS
12 1 (0.070%) Azure Machine Learning
12 1 (0.070%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 19 (1.34%) TCP/IP
2 7 (0.49%) Ethernet
2 7 (0.49%) Wireless
3 6 (0.42%) Internet
4 4 (0.28%) ADSL
4 4 (0.28%) Cisco ASA
4 4 (0.28%) DHCP
4 4 (0.28%) DNS
4 4 (0.28%) DSL
4 4 (0.28%) Firewall
4 4 (0.28%) SAN
4 4 (0.28%) VoIP
4 4 (0.28%) VPN
5 3 (0.21%) ATM
5 3 (0.21%) HTTP
5 3 (0.21%) MIMO
5 3 (0.21%) OFDM
5 3 (0.21%) Skype
6 2 (0.14%) Bluetooth
6 2 (0.14%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 302 (21.22%) Big Data
2 142 (9.98%) Hadoop
3 110 (7.73%) Data Mining
4 109 (7.66%) NoSQL
5 49 (3.44%) Apache Hive
6 43 (3.02%) Relational Database
7 37 (2.60%) MongoDB
8 34 (2.39%) SQL Server
9 30 (2.11%) Text Mining
10 25 (1.76%) PostgreSQL
11 22 (1.55%) Blockchain
12 16 (1.12%) Apache Cassandra
13 15 (1.05%) MySQL
13 15 (1.05%) RDBMS
14 14 (0.98%) Data Warehouse
15 12 (0.84%) Sqoop
16 9 (0.63%) Amazon Redshift
16 9 (0.63%) HAWQ
16 9 (0.63%) HBase
16 9 (0.63%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 94 (6.61%) Git (software)
2 59 (4.15%) LabVIEW
3 33 (2.32%) Jenkins
4 26 (1.83%) Visual Studio
5 17 (1.19%) JUnit
6 16 (1.12%) Mercurial
7 10 (0.70%) Clang
8 9 (0.63%) Axure RP
8 9 (0.63%) Maven
9 7 (0.49%) Vagrant
10 6 (0.42%) Ant
10 6 (0.42%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 6 (0.42%) Travis CI
11 5 (0.35%) Gradle
11 5 (0.35%) JIRA
12 4 (0.28%) Subversion
12 4 (0.28%) Yeoman
13 2 (0.14%) Bitbucket
13 2 (0.14%) Team Foundation Server
14 1 (0.070%) TestNG
General
1 331 (23.26%) Finance
2 104 (7.31%) Electronics
3 98 (6.89%) Telecoms
4 96 (6.75%) Marketing
5 92 (6.47%) Games
6 86 (6.04%) Banking
7 73 (5.13%) Front Office
8 52 (3.65%) Manufacturing
9 46 (3.23%) Advertising
10 37 (2.60%) Financial Institution
11 34 (2.39%) Investment Banking
12 28 (1.97%) Retail
13 24 (1.69%) Automotive
14 20 (1.41%) Aerospace
15 14 (0.98%) Pharmaceutical
16 8 (0.56%) Back Office
16 8 (0.56%) Legal
17 7 (0.49%) Law
17 7 (0.49%) Military
18 3 (0.21%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 340 (23.89%) Data Scientist
2 329 (23.12%) Developer
3 197 (13.84%) Software Engineer
4 121 (8.50%) Graduate
5 99 (6.96%) Senior Data Scientist
6 92 (6.47%) Software Developer
7 88 (6.18%) Analyst
8 85 (5.97%) C++ Developer
9 81 (5.69%) C++ Software Engineer
10 71 (4.99%) Java Developer
11 60 (4.22%) Machine Learning Engineer
12 55 (3.87%) C# Developer
13 54 (3.79%) Machine Learning Scientist
14 53 (3.72%) Java Engineer
15 45 (3.16%) Python Developer
16 43 (3.02%) Architect
16 43 (3.02%) Research Engineer
17 39 (2.74%) Consultant
17 39 (2.74%) Quantitative Developer
18 38 (2.67%) Computer Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 164 (11.52%) Natural Language Processing
2 106 (7.45%) .NET
3 63 (4.43%) HTML
4 51 (3.58%) OpenGL
5 50 (3.51%) TensorFlow
6 43 (3.02%) ASP.NET
7 41 (2.88%) CSS
8 39 (2.74%) HTML5
9 37 (2.60%) Spring
10 36 (2.53%) D3.js
10 36 (2.53%) Qt
11 33 (2.32%) Web Services
12 32 (2.25%) Theano
13 31 (2.18%) Kafka
13 31 (2.18%) NumPy
13 31 (2.18%) Pandas
14 30 (2.11%) J2EE
14 30 (2.11%) SciPy
15 28 (1.97%) AngularJS
16 27 (1.90%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 660 (46.38%) Computer Science
2 509 (35.77%) Algorithms
3 262 (18.41%) Analytical Skills
4 78 (5.48%) Fintech
5 64 (4.50%) Hedge funds
6 42 (2.95%) Derivative
7 41 (2.88%) Augmented Reality
8 40 (2.81%) 3D Graphics
9 35 (2.46%) Data Structures
10 32 (2.25%) Smart City
11 28 (1.97%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 26 (1.83%) Greenfield Project
13 24 (1.69%) VHDL
14 19 (1.34%) Enterprise Software
15 18 (1.26%) Verilog
16 17 (1.19%) Life Science
17 16 (1.12%) Fixed Income
17 16 (1.12%) User Experience
18 14 (0.98%) Robotics
19 13 (0.91%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 196 (13.77%) Linux
2 117 (8.22%) Windows
3 44 (3.09%) Unix
4 13 (0.91%) Android
5 11 (0.77%) Ubuntu
6 10 (0.70%) Apple iOS
7 6 (0.42%) Embedded Linux
7 6 (0.42%) Windows Server
8 5 (0.35%) Windows XP
9 4 (0.28%) Windows 10
9 4 (0.28%) Windows Server 2003
10 3 (0.21%) Mac OS
10 3 (0.21%) Mac OS X
11 1 (0.070%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 721 (50.67%) Mathematics
2 698 (49.05%) Machine Learning
3 421 (29.59%) Physics
4 399 (28.04%) Software Engineering
5 299 (21.01%) Analytics
6 273 (19.18%) Statistics
7 230 (16.16%) Artificial Intelligence
8 208 (14.62%) Agile Software Development
9 163 (11.45%) Deep Learning
10 149 (10.47%) OO
11 122 (8.57%) Data Analysis
12 99 (6.96%) Computer Vision
12 99 (6.96%) Neural Network
13 91 (6.39%) Signal Processing
14 88 (6.18%) Visualisation
15 85 (5.97%) Data Analytics
16 76 (5.34%) Data Modelling
17 73 (5.13%) Multithreading
18 72 (5.06%) Statistical Analysis
19 70 (4.92%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 795 (55.87%) Python
2 614 (43.15%) C++
3 438 (30.78%) Java
4 327 (22.98%) R
5 311 (21.86%) SQL
6 290 (20.38%) C#
7 234 (16.44%) MATLAB
8 215 (15.11%) C
9 135 (9.49%) Scala
10 108 (7.59%) JavaScript
11 36 (2.53%) Fortran
12 34 (2.39%) Ruby
13 26 (1.83%) Perl
13 26 (1.83%) VBA
14 23 (1.62%) Julia
15 17 (1.19%) Bash Shell
16 16 (1.12%) PHP
17 15 (1.05%) F#
18 13 (0.91%) Shell Script
19 12 (0.84%) Haskell
Qualifications
1 618 (43.43%) Degree
2 120 (8.43%) Numerate Degree
3 114 (8.01%) Master's Degree
4 93 (6.54%) Computer Science Degree
5 49 (3.44%) Postgraduate
6 29 (2.04%) Security Cleared
7 20 (1.41%) SC Cleared
8 13 (0.91%) DV Cleared
9 10 (0.70%) Sun Certification
10 9 (0.63%) HND
11 4 (0.28%) MBA
12 3 (0.21%) PMI Certification
13 2 (0.14%) CISSP
14 1 (0.070%) CISA
14 1 (0.070%) CISM
14 1 (0.070%) GSEC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (1.76%) QA
2 12 (0.84%) Data Quality
3 2 (0.14%) Actionable Recommendations
3 2 (0.14%) DO-178B
3 2 (0.14%) MISRA
3 2 (0.14%) MISRA C
4 1 (0.070%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 1 (0.070%) IEC 61508
4 1 (0.070%) IEC 62304
4 1 (0.070%) ISO/IEC 12207
4 1 (0.070%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 17 (1.19%) HDFS
2 12 (0.84%) Firmware
3 9 (0.63%) Apache Flume
4 7 (0.49%) Docker
5 4 (0.28%) Active Directory
5 4 (0.28%) Virtual Machines
5 4 (0.28%) VirtualBox
5 4 (0.28%) VMware Infrastructure
5 4 (0.28%) XenServer
6 3 (0.21%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 1 (0.070%) KVM
7 1 (0.070%) LXC
7 1 (0.070%) Slurm Workload Manager
7 1 (0.070%) Xen
Systems Management
1 4 (0.28%) Backup Exec
1 4 (0.28%) Hadoop YARN
1 4 (0.28%) Kubernetes
1 4 (0.28%) XenMobile
2 1 (0.070%) Ambari
2 1 (0.070%) Mesos
Vendors
1 54 (3.79%) Oracle
2 34 (2.39%) Tableau
3 25 (1.76%) SAP
4 24 (1.69%) Google
5 12 (0.84%) Microsoft
6 11 (0.77%) Apple
7 8 (0.56%) Cloudera
7 8 (0.56%) Hortonworks
8 6 (0.42%) EMC
9 5 (0.35%) IBM
9 5 (0.35%) RapidMiner
10 4 (0.28%) Cisco
10 4 (0.28%) Citrix
10 4 (0.28%) HP
10 4 (0.28%) IronPort
10 4 (0.28%) MapR
10 4 (0.28%) Palo Alto
10 4 (0.28%) Polycom
10 4 (0.28%) Veeam
10 4 (0.28%) VMware
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
ECM Selection
Salary: to £70k (DoE) + top benefits & bonus
Posted: 3 hours ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Net Talent
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 8 hours ago
West London
Client Server
Salary: £40k to £55k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 1 hour ago
London
ClearCube Consulting
Salary: From £70,000 to £120,000 per annum
Posted: 4 hours ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Computer People
Salary: Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 5 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Careerwise UK Limited
Salary: £45000 - £75000 per annum + Package
Posted: 2 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Amazing Prospects Ltd
Salary: £30k - 45k per year + Awesome Benefits+Prospects!
Posted: 2 days ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Explore Group
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Maclean Moore Consulting
Salary: From £90,000 to £130,000 per annum
Posted: 23 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
ECM Selection
Salary: to £80k DoE + top benefits
Posted: 6 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Computer People
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Stirlingshire
Cathcart Associates Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
South East London
Client Server
Salary: £35k to £50k + benefits
Posted: 10 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Computer People
Salary: Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Computer People
Salary: Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Computer People
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Cambridgeshire
Oho Group Ltd.
Salary: £50000 - £90000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Ability Resourcing
Salary: £70000 - £100000 per annum + Equity
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Computer People
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Amazing Prospects Ltd
Salary: £30k - 45k per year + Incredible Prospects+Potential+Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Edgar Cowen
Salary: £35000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £70000 - £90000 per annum + bens
Posted: 3 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Real Time Recruitment Solutions
Salary: Circa 50,000 plus benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £60000 - £100000 per annum + bens
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Eligo Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + Healthcare, Bonus package
Posted: 3 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum + Bonus and Excellent Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Oxfordshire
Edgar Cowen
Salary: £40000 - £100000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Eligo Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £80000 - £90000 per annum + Pension, Healthcare, Bonus
Posted: 3 days ago