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 30 April 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

PhD
UK
3 months to
30 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 351 465 572
Rank change year-on-year +114 +107  
Permanent jobs citing PhD 732 628 464
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.85% 0.61% 0.42%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.46% 2.23% 1.52%
Number of salaries quoted 645 568 411
Median salary £52,500 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.00%  
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £107,250 £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 21182 28138 30526
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 24.71% 27.23% 27.59%
Number of salaries quoted 16703 22651 23830
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 £69,000 £70,000
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 30 April 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 30 April 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 +115 720 £52,500 - 104
London +45 352 £70,000 +16.66% 43
East of England +105 158 £40,000 +14.00% 36
Cambridgeshire +69 108 £60,000 +37.14% 32
Cambridge +57 108 £60,000 +33.33% 32
South East +64 83 £42,500 +6.25% 7
City of London +28 58 £87,500 +32.07% 7
North West +9 50 £42,500 +13.33% 7
Manchester +17 49 £42,500 +13.33% 7
South West +30 46 £50,000 -28.57% 5
Hertfordshire +34 41 £32,500 +1.56% 3
Oxfordshire +11 38 £50,000 +17.64% 5
Borehamwood +11 36 £32,500 +1.56% 2
Oxford -6 31 £50,000 +5.26% 2
Bristol +29 30 £57,500 +21.05% 3
West Midlands +45 27 £40,000 -55.55%
East Midlands +31 27 £37,500 -6.25% 4
Northamptonshire +36 22 £32,500 -27.77% 4
Northampton +29 22 £32,500 -27.77% 4
Coventry - 16 £40,000 -
Buckinghamshire +23 15 £40,000 -33.33%
Milton Keynes +20 15 £40,000 -11.11%
West End of London +12 14 £35,000 -12.50% 3
Watford -7 12 £32,500 -4.41% 1
Surrey +27 10 £37,500 +36.36%
Gloucestershire +4 10 £50,000 -6.54% 1
Berkshire +30 9 £65,000 +62.50% 1
Hampshire +20 8 £45,000 -15.88% 1
Scotland +12 8 £65,500 +31.00% 2
Southampton +21 7 £45,000 -25.00% 1

For the 6 months to 30 April 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.

1 699 (50.51%) Python
2 681 (49.21%) Mathematics
3 649 (46.89%) Computer Science
4 626 (45.23%) Machine Learning
5 617 (44.58%) Degree
6 558 (40.32%) C++
7 467 (33.74%) Algorithms
8 426 (30.78%) Java
9 370 (26.73%) Physics
10 364 (26.30%) Software Engineering
11 328 (23.70%) Finance
12 309 (22.33%) R
13 303 (21.89%) Big Data
14 294 (21.24%) Analytical Skills
15 288 (20.81%) Analytics
16 279 (20.16%) SQL
17 275 (19.87%) Statistics
18 253 (18.28%) C#
19 213 (15.39%) C
20 207 (14.96%) Agile Software Development
21 194 (14.02%) MATLAB
22 168 (12.14%) Linux
23 165 (11.92%) Artificial Intelligence
24 147 (10.62%) Scala
25 142 (10.26%) Deep Learning
26 131 (9.47%) Apache Spark
26 131 (9.47%) OO
27 127 (9.18%) Hadoop
28 111 (8.02%) Windows
29 98 (7.08%) 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 (9.47%) Apache Spark
2 82 (5.92%) SAS
3 26 (1.88%) Apache Pig
4 17 (1.23%) Elasticsearch
5 16 (1.16%) Apache
6 11 (0.79%) DNN
7 9 (0.65%) Exchange Server 2007
7 9 (0.65%) MS Exchange
7 9 (0.65%) Skype for Business
8 7 (0.51%) Apache Solr
9 6 (0.43%) Jupyter
10 4 (0.29%) Confluence
11 1 (0.072%) ArcGIS
11 1 (0.072%) eris
11 1 (0.072%) Ethereum
11 1 (0.072%) Hyperledger
11 1 (0.072%) JBoss
11 1 (0.072%) OpenStack
11 1 (0.072%) WebSphere
Applications
1 43 (3.11%) Microsoft Excel
2 38 (2.75%) SPSS
3 22 (1.59%) Stata
4 19 (1.37%) Microsoft Office
5 13 (0.94%) EViews
6 8 (0.58%) Spreadsheet
7 7 (0.51%) GNU Octave
7 7 (0.51%) Maple
7 7 (0.51%) Microsoft PowerPoint
8 5 (0.36%) Photoshop
8 5 (0.36%) Simulink
8 5 (0.36%) Zemax
9 4 (0.29%) Camtasia
9 4 (0.29%) FrameMaker
9 4 (0.29%) RoboHelp
10 3 (0.22%) Mathcad
10 3 (0.22%) S-PLUS
11 1 (0.072%) Abaqus
11 1 (0.072%) PTC Creo
11 1 (0.072%) SPSS Modeler
Business Applications
1 11 (0.79%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (0.14%) SAP FS
3 1 (0.072%) Magento
3 1 (0.072%) NetSuite
3 1 (0.072%) Odoo
3 1 (0.072%) Oracle ERP
3 1 (0.072%) SAP BPC
Cloud Services
1 33 (2.38%) Amazon AWS
2 22 (1.59%) SaaS
3 16 (1.16%) Yammer
4 15 (1.08%) Cloud Computing
5 7 (0.51%) Amazon S3
5 7 (0.51%) Microsoft Azure
6 6 (0.43%) Amazon EC2
6 6 (0.43%) Google Cloud Platform
7 5 (0.36%) Amazon EMR
7 5 (0.36%) GitHub
8 3 (0.22%) AWS Lambda
9 2 (0.14%) Google Analytics
10 1 (0.072%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 23 (1.66%) TCP/IP
2 10 (0.72%) DSL
2 10 (0.72%) SAN
3 9 (0.65%) ADSL
3 9 (0.65%) ATM
3 9 (0.65%) Cisco ASA
3 9 (0.65%) DHCP
3 9 (0.65%) DNS
3 9 (0.65%) Firewall
3 9 (0.65%) VoIP
3 9 (0.65%) VPN
3 9 (0.65%) Wireless
4 8 (0.58%) Ethernet
5 7 (0.51%) Internet
6 5 (0.36%) MIMO
6 5 (0.36%) OFDM
7 3 (0.22%) HTTP
8 2 (0.14%) Bluetooth
8 2 (0.14%) Wi-Fi
8 2 (0.14%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 303 (21.89%) Big Data
2 127 (9.18%) Hadoop
3 96 (6.94%) NoSQL
4 86 (6.21%) Data Mining
5 47 (3.40%) Apache Hive
6 37 (2.67%) MongoDB
7 35 (2.53%) SQL Server
8 29 (2.10%) Relational Database
9 16 (1.16%) HAWQ
9 16 (1.16%) PostgreSQL
9 16 (1.16%) Sqoop
10 15 (1.08%) Apache Cassandra
11 13 (0.94%) Blockchain
11 13 (0.94%) Text Mining
12 12 (0.87%) MySQL
13 11 (0.79%) KDB
14 10 (0.72%) Data Warehouse
15 8 (0.58%) Amazon Redshift
16 7 (0.51%) QlikView
17 6 (0.43%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 70 (5.06%) Git (software)
2 43 (3.11%) LabVIEW
3 30 (2.17%) Visual Studio
4 15 (1.08%) Mercurial
5 11 (0.79%) Jenkins
6 10 (0.72%) Clang
7 8 (0.58%) JUnit
7 8 (0.58%) Subversion
8 4 (0.29%) Axure RP
8 4 (0.29%) Vagrant
8 4 (0.29%) Yeoman
9 3 (0.22%) Selenium
9 3 (0.22%) Team Foundation Server
10 2 (0.14%) JIRA
10 2 (0.14%) jMock
11 1 (0.072%) Grunt
11 1 (0.072%) NUnit
11 1 (0.072%) Rational DOORS
11 1 (0.072%) TestNG
11 1 (0.072%) Xcode
General
1 328 (23.70%) Finance
2 97 (7.01%) Telecoms
3 92 (6.65%) Advertising
4 91 (6.58%) Banking
5 84 (6.07%) Electronics
5 84 (6.07%) Marketing
6 73 (5.27%) Front Office
6 73 (5.27%) Games
7 39 (2.82%) Manufacturing
8 33 (2.38%) Investment Banking
9 30 (2.17%) Pharmaceutical
10 28 (2.02%) Financial Institution
10 28 (2.02%) Retail
11 26 (1.88%) Aerospace
12 25 (1.81%) Automotive
13 16 (1.16%) Back Office
14 11 (0.79%) Legal
15 10 (0.72%) Law
16 7 (0.51%) Military
17 5 (0.36%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 335 (24.21%) Data Scientist
2 308 (22.25%) Developer
3 175 (12.64%) Software Engineer
4 106 (7.66%) Senior Data Scientist
5 91 (6.58%) Graduate
6 89 (6.43%) Analyst
7 78 (5.64%) C++ Developer
8 72 (5.20%) Architect
8 72 (5.20%) Software Developer
9 71 (5.13%) C++ Software Engineer
9 71 (5.13%) Java Developer
10 58 (4.19%) Machine Learning Engineer
11 56 (4.05%) Java Engineer
12 51 (3.68%) Enterprise Architect
13 50 (3.61%) Machine Learning Scientist
14 47 (3.40%) Consultant
15 41 (2.96%) Computer Engineer
15 41 (2.96%) Java Software Engineer
16 40 (2.89%) C# Developer
17 39 (2.82%) Python Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 86 (6.21%) Natural Language Processing
2 85 (6.14%) .NET
3 56 (4.05%) HTML
4 46 (3.32%) OpenGL
5 38 (2.75%) J2EE
6 36 (2.60%) Pandas
7 34 (2.46%) Spring
8 33 (2.38%) CSS
9 32 (2.31%) AngularJS
9 32 (2.31%) ASP.NET
9 32 (2.31%) D3.js
10 31 (2.24%) NumPy
10 31 (2.24%) SciPy
11 30 (2.17%) Theano
12 29 (2.10%) XML
13 28 (2.02%) Qt
14 27 (1.95%) Kafka
14 27 (1.95%) Node.js
15 26 (1.88%) Boost C++ Libraries
15 26 (1.88%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 649 (46.89%) Computer Science
2 467 (33.74%) Algorithms
3 294 (21.24%) Analytical Skills
4 68 (4.91%) Fintech
5 65 (4.70%) Hedge funds
6 48 (3.47%) Derivative
7 45 (3.25%) Data Structures
8 36 (2.60%) 3D Graphics
8 36 (2.60%) Augmented Reality
9 31 (2.24%) Greenfield Project
10 22 (1.59%) VHDL
11 21 (1.52%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 20 (1.45%) Life Science
13 19 (1.37%) Credit Risk
14 17 (1.23%) Verilog
15 15 (1.08%) Fixed Income
16 13 (0.94%) Embedded Systems
16 13 (0.94%) SystemC
17 12 (0.87%) Equities
17 12 (0.87%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 168 (12.14%) Linux
2 111 (8.02%) Windows
3 47 (3.40%) Unix
4 16 (1.16%) Android
5 13 (0.94%) Apple iOS
6 11 (0.79%) Ubuntu
7 10 (0.72%) Windows XP
8 9 (0.65%) Windows 10
8 9 (0.65%) Windows Server
8 9 (0.65%) Windows Server 2003
9 3 (0.22%) Embedded Linux
9 3 (0.22%) Mac OS X
9 3 (0.22%) Windows Phone
10 2 (0.14%) Mac OS
11 1 (0.072%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 681 (49.21%) Mathematics
2 626 (45.23%) Machine Learning
3 370 (26.73%) Physics
4 364 (26.30%) Software Engineering
5 288 (20.81%) Analytics
6 275 (19.87%) Statistics
7 207 (14.96%) Agile Software Development
8 165 (11.92%) Artificial Intelligence
9 142 (10.26%) Deep Learning
10 131 (9.47%) OO
11 98 (7.08%) Data Analysis
12 96 (6.94%) Computer Vision
13 93 (6.72%) Data Analytics
14 84 (6.07%) Signal Processing
15 78 (5.64%) Mentoring
16 77 (5.56%) Data Modelling
17 76 (5.49%) Visualisation
18 75 (5.42%) Predictive Modelling
19 67 (4.84%) Neural Network
19 67 (4.84%) Statistical Modelling
Programming Languages
1 699 (50.51%) Python
2 558 (40.32%) C++
3 426 (30.78%) Java
4 309 (22.33%) R
5 279 (20.16%) SQL
6 253 (18.28%) C#
7 213 (15.39%) C
8 194 (14.02%) MATLAB
9 147 (10.62%) Scala
10 96 (6.94%) JavaScript
11 31 (2.24%) Fortran
12 27 (1.95%) VBA
13 25 (1.81%) Ruby
14 20 (1.45%) Bash Shell
14 20 (1.45%) Haskell
14 20 (1.45%) Perl
15 19 (1.37%) F#
16 14 (1.01%) VB
17 11 (0.79%) Embedded C
17 11 (0.79%) OCaml
Qualifications
1 617 (44.58%) Degree
2 77 (5.56%) Postgraduate
3 24 (1.73%) Security Cleared
4 13 (0.94%) SC Cleared
5 9 (0.65%) Sun Certification
6 8 (0.58%) DV Cleared
7 7 (0.51%) MBA
8 4 (0.29%) HND
9 2 (0.14%) CISSP
10 1 (0.072%) CISA
10 1 (0.072%) CISM
10 1 (0.072%) GSEC
10 1 (0.072%) MCTS
10 1 (0.072%) Microsoft Certification
10 1 (0.072%) PMI Certification
10 1 (0.072%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (1.88%) QA
2 4 (0.29%) Data Quality
3 3 (0.22%) SNOMED CT
4 2 (0.14%) Actionable Recommendations
4 2 (0.14%) DO-178B
4 2 (0.14%) MISRA
4 2 (0.14%) MISRA C
4 2 (0.14%) RMADS
5 1 (0.072%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 1 (0.072%) IEC 61508
5 1 (0.072%) ISO/IEC 12207
5 1 (0.072%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.072%) SLA
System Software
1 17 (1.23%) Apache Flume
1 17 (1.23%) HDFS
2 9 (0.65%) Active Directory
2 9 (0.65%) Firmware
2 9 (0.65%) VMware Infrastructure
2 9 (0.65%) XenServer
3 4 (0.29%) Virtual Machines
3 4 (0.29%) VirtualBox
4 3 (0.22%) Docker
5 2 (0.14%) LXC
6 1 (0.072%) KVM
6 1 (0.072%) Slurm Workload Manager
6 1 (0.072%) Xen
Systems Management
1 9 (0.65%) Backup Exec
1 9 (0.65%) XenMobile
2 2 (0.14%) Kubernetes
3 1 (0.072%) Hadoop YARN
3 1 (0.072%) Mesos
Vendors
1 62 (4.48%) Oracle
2 31 (2.24%) Tableau
3 25 (1.81%) Microsoft
4 19 (1.37%) Google
5 15 (1.08%) SAP
6 13 (0.94%) Apple
7 9 (0.65%) Cisco
7 9 (0.65%) Citrix
7 9 (0.65%) EMC
7 9 (0.65%) HP
7 9 (0.65%) IronPort
7 9 (0.65%) Palo Alto
7 9 (0.65%) Polycom
7 9 (0.65%) Veeam
7 9 (0.65%) VMware
8 6 (0.43%) RapidMiner
9 5 (0.36%) IBM
9 5 (0.36%) Synopsys
10 3 (0.22%) Cadence
10 3 (0.22%) Splunk
London
Computer Futures
Salary: £70000 - £80000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 11 hours ago
East London
Mayson Hunt
Salary: From £45,000 to £65,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
East London
Mayson Hunt
Salary: From £45,000 to £60,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Northampton, Northamptonshire
IT Connections
Salary: £35,000 to £40,000
Posted: 2 days ago
Northampton, Northamptonshire
IT Connections
Salary: £25,000 to £30,000
Posted: 2 days ago
Borehamwood, Hertfordshire
IT Connections
Salary: £30,000 to £35,000
Posted: 2 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Client Server
Salary: £85k to £100k + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Salary: £60000 - £100000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Borehamwood, Hertfordshire
IT Connections
Salary: £35,000 to £40,000 + 20% Bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
Central London / West End
IT Connections
Salary: £30,000 to £40,000
Posted: 2 days ago
Wiltshire
Informatiq Consulting
Posted: Yesterday
Greater Manchester
Computer Futures
Salary: £65000 - £75000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
Oxfordshire
Oscar
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Real Time Recruitment Solutions
Salary: Circa 50,000 plus benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Northampton, Northamptonshire
IT Connections
Salary: £25,000 to £40,000
Posted: 2 days ago
London
ClearCube Consulting
Salary: From £70,000 to £120,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 45-55k + Share Scheme + 25 days holiday + Flexi time + work from home
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Explore Recruitment Solutions
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
London
ClearCube Consulting
Salary: From £40,000 to £60,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Computer People
Salary: £25000.00 - £30000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Watford, Hertfordshire
IT Connections
Salary: £30,000 to £35,000
Posted: 2 days ago
South West London
set2recruit
Salary: Unspecified Competitive Salary + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Computer People
Salary: Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Amsource Technology Ltd
Salary: From £25,000 to £35,000 per annum plus benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Central London / West End
ClearCube Consulting
Salary: From £60,000 to £90,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Computer People
Salary: Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
London
ClearCube Consulting
Salary: From £60,000 to £80,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
IT Connections
Salary: 30,000 - £40,000
Posted: 2 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Computer People
Salary: £25000.00 - £30000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Burns Sheehan
Salary: £30000.00 - £50000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago