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

PhD
UK
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 369 410 570
Rank change year-on-year +41 +160  
Permanent jobs citing PhD 720 698 466
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.81% 0.71% 0.42%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.28% 2.66% 1.53%
Number of salaries quoted 615 637 419
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 £34,000 £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 21959 26250 30481
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 24.64% 26.69% 27.49%
Number of salaries quoted 17118 21208 24166
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 £72,500
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 23 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 23 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 +40 697 £50,000 - 114
London -34 296 £70,000 +16.66% 50
East of England +80 174 £35,000 -12.50% 28
Cambridgeshire +40 116 £45,000 -30.76% 26
Cambridge +38 116 £45,000 -30.76% 25
South East +20 95 £45,000 +5.88% 17
North West -23 54 £41,000 +2.50% 5
Manchester -3 51 £50,000 +25.00% 3
Hertfordshire +28 45 £32,500 -4.41% 2
Borehamwood +9 39 £32,500 -4.41% 1
West Midlands +45 37 £40,000 -3.03% 1
Oxfordshire -8 37 £49,500 -1.00% 7
South West -2 36 £55,000 +2.80% 5
East Midlands +17 35 £32,500 -18.75% 3
Northamptonshire +14 32 £32,500 -18.75% 2
Northampton +12 32 £32,500 -16.12% 2
Oxford -25 28 £50,000 -9.09% 6
Watford +5 21 £32,500 -13.33%
City of London +2 21 £80,000 +3.22% 8
Bristol -14 21 £55,000 +22.22% 2
West End of London +6 20 £35,000 -12.50% 1
Coventry - 18 £40,000 -
Berkshire +33 17 £70,000 +75.00% 3
Buckinghamshire +2 17 £37,500 -6.25%
Milton Keynes -4 17 £37,500 -6.25%
Scotland +21 13 £40,000 -15.78% 7
Hampshire +9 10 £52,500 -1.86% 5
Edinburgh 0 10 £54,000 +13.68% 1
Southampton +23 8 £52,500 -4.54% 4
Warwickshire +14 8 £45,000 -

For the 6 months to 23 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.

1 797 (55.81%) Python
2 727 (50.91%) Mathematics
3 699 (48.95%) Machine Learning
4 668 (46.78%) Computer Science
5 623 (43.63%) Degree
6 619 (43.35%) C++
7 513 (35.92%) Algorithms
8 441 (30.88%) Java
9 423 (29.62%) Physics
10 402 (28.15%) Software Engineering
11 333 (23.32%) Finance
12 328 (22.97%) R
13 313 (21.92%) SQL
14 301 (21.08%) Analytics
15 300 (21.01%) Big Data
16 294 (20.59%) C#
17 273 (19.12%) Statistics
18 264 (18.49%) Analytical Skills
19 237 (16.60%) MATLAB
20 229 (16.04%) Artificial Intelligence
21 218 (15.27%) C
22 211 (14.78%) Agile Software Development
23 199 (13.94%) Linux
24 164 (11.48%) Natural Language Processing
25 162 (11.34%) Deep Learning
26 149 (10.43%) OO
27 143 (10.01%) Hadoop
28 135 (9.45%) Scala
29 131 (9.17%) Apache Spark
30 123 (8.61%) Numerate Degree

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 (9.17%) Apache Spark
2 76 (5.32%) SAS
3 26 (1.82%) Apache
4 23 (1.61%) Apache Pig
5 22 (1.54%) Elasticsearch
6 12 (0.84%) Apache Solr
7 11 (0.77%) DNN
8 10 (0.70%) JBoss
9 9 (0.63%) Tomcat
10 8 (0.56%) Confluence
11 5 (0.35%) Jupyter
12 4 (0.28%) Exchange Server 2007
12 4 (0.28%) MS Exchange
12 4 (0.28%) Skype for Business
12 4 (0.28%) WebSphere
13 3 (0.21%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 3 (0.21%) WebSphere Application Server
14 2 (0.14%) ColdFusion
14 2 (0.14%) IIS
14 2 (0.14%) nginx
Applications
1 42 (2.94%) Microsoft Excel
2 38 (2.66%) SPSS
3 28 (1.96%) 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 6 (0.42%) Microsoft PowerPoint
9 5 (0.35%) Simulink
10 4 (0.28%) Camtasia
10 4 (0.28%) FrameMaker
10 4 (0.28%) RoboHelp
11 3 (0.21%) Mathcad
11 3 (0.21%) S-PLUS
12 2 (0.14%) Abaqus
12 2 (0.14%) LaTeX
13 1 (0.070%) GNU Octave
13 1 (0.070%) Weka
Business Applications
1 25 (1.75%) 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 (3.36%) Amazon AWS
2 26 (1.82%) Microsoft Azure
3 22 (1.54%) SaaS
4 18 (1.26%) 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 (1.33%) 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
6 2 (0.14%) Bluetooth
6 2 (0.14%) Wi-Fi
6 2 (0.14%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 300 (21.01%) Big Data
2 143 (10.01%) Hadoop
3 111 (7.77%) Data Mining
4 110 (7.70%) NoSQL
5 49 (3.43%) Apache Hive
6 44 (3.08%) Relational Database
7 38 (2.66%) MongoDB
8 34 (2.38%) SQL Server
9 30 (2.10%) Text Mining
10 25 (1.75%) PostgreSQL
11 22 (1.54%) 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 (6.58%) Git (software)
2 62 (4.34%) LabVIEW
3 33 (2.31%) Jenkins
4 27 (1.89%) Visual Studio
5 17 (1.19%) JUnit
5 17 (1.19%) Mercurial
6 10 (0.70%) Clang
7 9 (0.63%) Axure RP
7 9 (0.63%) Maven
8 7 (0.49%) Vagrant
9 6 (0.42%) Ant
9 6 (0.42%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 6 (0.42%) Travis CI
10 5 (0.35%) Gradle
10 5 (0.35%) JIRA
11 4 (0.28%) Subversion
11 4 (0.28%) Yeoman
12 2 (0.14%) Bitbucket
12 2 (0.14%) Team Foundation Server
13 1 (0.070%) TestNG
General
1 333 (23.32%) Finance
2 105 (7.35%) Electronics
3 100 (7.00%) Telecoms
4 97 (6.79%) Marketing
5 94 (6.58%) Games
6 86 (6.02%) Banking
7 73 (5.11%) Front Office
8 54 (3.78%) Manufacturing
9 47 (3.29%) Advertising
10 37 (2.59%) Financial Institution
11 34 (2.38%) Investment Banking
12 28 (1.96%) Retail
13 24 (1.68%) Automotive
14 20 (1.40%) 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 (23.81%) Data Scientist
2 330 (23.11%) Developer
3 200 (14.01%) Software Engineer
4 124 (8.68%) Graduate
5 99 (6.93%) Senior Data Scientist
6 92 (6.44%) Software Developer
7 89 (6.23%) Analyst
8 86 (6.02%) C++ Developer
9 83 (5.81%) C++ Software Engineer
10 71 (4.97%) Java Developer
11 59 (4.13%) Machine Learning Engineer
12 55 (3.85%) C# Developer
13 54 (3.78%) Machine Learning Scientist
14 53 (3.71%) Java Engineer
15 46 (3.22%) Python Developer
16 43 (3.01%) Architect
16 43 (3.01%) Research Engineer
17 39 (2.73%) Computer Engineer
17 39 (2.73%) Consultant
17 39 (2.73%) Quantitative Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 164 (11.48%) Natural Language Processing
2 107 (7.49%) .NET
3 61 (4.27%) HTML
4 52 (3.64%) OpenGL
5 50 (3.50%) TensorFlow
6 43 (3.01%) ASP.NET
7 39 (2.73%) CSS
8 38 (2.66%) HTML5
8 38 (2.66%) Qt
9 37 (2.59%) D3.js
9 37 (2.59%) Spring
10 33 (2.31%) Web Services
11 32 (2.24%) NumPy
11 32 (2.24%) Pandas
11 32 (2.24%) Theano
12 31 (2.17%) SciPy
13 30 (2.10%) J2EE
13 30 (2.10%) Kafka
14 27 (1.89%) RESTful
14 27 (1.89%) STL
Miscellaneous
1 668 (46.78%) Computer Science
2 513 (35.92%) Algorithms
3 264 (18.49%) Analytical Skills
4 78 (5.46%) Fintech
5 65 (4.55%) Hedge funds
6 43 (3.01%) Derivative
7 41 (2.87%) 3D Graphics
7 41 (2.87%) Augmented Reality
8 35 (2.45%) Data Structures
9 32 (2.24%) Smart City
10 28 (1.96%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 26 (1.82%) Greenfield Project
12 22 (1.54%) VHDL
13 20 (1.40%) Enterprise Software
14 17 (1.19%) Fixed Income
14 17 (1.19%) Life Science
14 17 (1.19%) User Experience
14 17 (1.19%) Verilog
15 14 (0.98%) Mobile App
15 14 (0.98%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 199 (13.94%) Linux
2 120 (8.40%) Windows
3 44 (3.08%) 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
1 727 (50.91%) Mathematics
2 699 (48.95%) Machine Learning
3 423 (29.62%) Physics
4 402 (28.15%) Software Engineering
5 301 (21.08%) Analytics
6 273 (19.12%) Statistics
7 229 (16.04%) Artificial Intelligence
8 211 (14.78%) Agile Software Development
9 162 (11.34%) Deep Learning
10 149 (10.43%) OO
11 122 (8.54%) Data Analysis
12 100 (7.00%) Computer Vision
13 98 (6.86%) Neural Network
14 93 (6.51%) Signal Processing
15 87 (6.09%) Visualisation
16 85 (5.95%) Data Analytics
17 75 (5.25%) Data Modelling
18 73 (5.11%) Multithreading
18 73 (5.11%) Statistical Analysis
19 71 (4.97%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 797 (55.81%) Python
2 619 (43.35%) C++
3 441 (30.88%) Java
4 328 (22.97%) R
5 313 (21.92%) SQL
6 294 (20.59%) C#
7 237 (16.60%) MATLAB
8 218 (15.27%) C
9 135 (9.45%) Scala
10 107 (7.49%) JavaScript
11 37 (2.59%) Fortran
12 35 (2.45%) Ruby
13 26 (1.82%) Perl
13 26 (1.82%) VBA
14 23 (1.61%) Julia
15 17 (1.19%) Bash Shell
16 16 (1.12%) PHP
17 15 (1.05%) F#
18 14 (0.98%) Shell Script
19 12 (0.84%) Haskell
Qualifications
1 623 (43.63%) Degree
2 123 (8.61%) Numerate Degree
3 115 (8.05%) Master's Degree
4 95 (6.65%) Computer Science Degree
5 49 (3.43%) Postgraduate
6 29 (2.03%) Security Cleared
7 20 (1.40%) 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 (1.75%) QA
2 12 (0.84%) Data Quality
3 3 (0.21%) Actionable Recommendations
4 2 (0.14%) DO-178B
4 2 (0.14%) MISRA
4 2 (0.14%) MISRA C
5 1 (0.070%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 1 (0.070%) IEC 61508
5 1 (0.070%) IEC 62304
5 1 (0.070%) ISO/IEC 12207
5 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 55 (3.85%) Oracle
2 34 (2.38%) Tableau
3 26 (1.82%) SAP
4 24 (1.68%) Google
5 12 (0.84%) Microsoft
6 10 (0.70%) 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%) Facebook
10 4 (0.28%) HP
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
London
IT Connections
Salary: to £60,000
Posted: 9 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Agile Recruitment
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum + Unltd Holidays, Bonus and shares!
Posted: 14 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 45-55k + Share Scheme + 25 days holiday + Flexi time + work from home
Posted: 16 hours ago
Borehamwood, Hertfordshire
IT Connections
Salary: £40,000 to £50,000 + 20% Bonus
Posted: 13 hours ago
Central London / West End
IT Connections
Salary: £40,000 to £50,000
Posted: 13 hours ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £90000 - £110000 per annum, Benefits Excellent Benefits and Bonus
Posted: 8 hours ago
Glasgow Area
IT Connections
Salary: 40000
Posted: 9 hours ago
Northampton, Northamptonshire
IT Connections
Salary: £25,000 to £33,000
Posted: 13 hours ago
Northampton, Northamptonshire
IT Connections
Salary: £25,000 to £40,000
Posted: 13 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
ECM Selection
Salary: to £70k (DoE) + top benefits & bonus
Posted: Yesterday
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Net Talent
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Southampton, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Careerwise UK Limited
Salary: £45000 - £75000 per annum + Package
Posted: 3 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Amazing Prospects Ltd
Salary: £30k - 45k per year + Awesome Benefits+Prospects!
Posted: 3 days ago
West London
Client Server
Salary: £40k to £55k + bonus + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Computer People
Salary: Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
London
ClearCube Consulting
Salary: From £70,000 to £120,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Computer People
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Stirlingshire
Cathcart Associates Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Explore Group
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Salary: Competitive salary and excellent benefits
Posted: 8 hours ago
London
Maclean Moore Consulting
Salary: From £90,000 to £130,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Computer People
Salary: Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Cambridgeshire
Oho Group Ltd.
Salary: £50000 - £90000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Computer People
Salary: Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Computer People
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Amazing Prospects Ltd
Salary: £30k - 45k per year + Incredible Prospects+Potential+Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Computer People
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Edgar Cowen
Salary: £35000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday