Period
to 7 December 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with an option to work from home (WFH) with a requirement for PhD qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 6 months to 7 December 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD, DPhil, EngD, Doctorate)
UK > Work from Home
6 months to
7 Dec 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 435 254 265
Rank change year-on-year -181 +11 +4
Permanent jobs citing PhD 117 54 24
As % of all permanent jobs with a WFH option 0.40% 0.62% 0.31%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.05% 3.99% 1.84%
Number of salaries quoted 56 53 21
10th Percentile £49,750 £45,000 £34,750
25th Percentile £51,250 £52,500 £38,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £70,000 £70,000 £70,000
75th Percentile £72,500 £78,750 £83,750
90th Percentile £73,125 £82,500 "
UK median annual salary £70,000 £70,000 £65,000
% change year-on-year - +7.69% +0.39%

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 with a WFH option and a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
Work from Home
Permanent vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 5,710 1,353 1,307
As % of all permanent jobs with a WFH option 19.57% 15.52% 17.13%
Number of salaries quoted 3,817 1,152 1,095
10th Percentile £34,567 £31,250 £33,750
25th Percentile £43,750 £42,500 £41,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £57,500 £55,000 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year +4.55% - -2.65%
75th Percentile £75,000 £70,000 £72,500
90th Percentile £88,750 £82,500 £82,500
UK median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year - +10.00% -

PhD
Trend for Jobs with a WFH Option

Job vacancies with a work from home option citing PhD as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

PhD trend for jobs with a WFH option

PhD
Salary Trend for Jobs with a WFH Option

3-month moving average salary quoted in job vacancies with a work from home option citing PhD.

PhD salary trend for jobs with a WFH option

PhD
Salary Histogram for Jobs with a WFH Option

Salary distribution for jobs with a work from home option citing PhD over the 6 months to 7 December 2021.

PhD salary histogram for jobs with a WFH option

For the 6 months to 7 December 2021, PhD job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent jobs with a WFH option and a requirement for PhD.

1 73 (62.39%) Python
2 55 (47.01%) Algorithms
3 50 (42.74%) Statistics
4 43 (36.75%) Mathematics
4 43 (36.75%) MATLAB
5 39 (33.33%) Degree
6 38 (32.48%) Computer Science
6 38 (32.48%) C
7 37 (31.62%) Machine Learning
7 37 (31.62%) Data Science
8 34 (29.06%) C++
9 32 (27.35%) Signal Processing
10 29 (24.79%) Pharmaceutical
11 27 (23.08%) Social Skills
12 26 (22.22%) Wi-Fi
12 26 (22.22%) Wireless
12 26 (22.22%) DVB
12 26 (22.22%) Firmware
12 26 (22.22%) MIMO
12 26 (22.22%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
13 24 (20.51%) TensorFlow
14 22 (18.80%) SQL
15 21 (17.95%) SAS
15 21 (17.95%) Analytics
15 21 (17.95%) scikit-learn
15 21 (17.95%) Deep Learning
16 20 (17.09%) Finance
16 20 (17.09%) Artificial Intelligence
16 20 (17.09%) CDISC
17 19 (16.24%) Keras

PhD
Co-occurring IT Skills with a WFH Option 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 21 (17.95%) SAS
2 10 (8.55%) Apache Spark
3 4 (3.42%) Elasticsearch
4 2 (1.71%) Apache
4 2 (1.71%) Jupyter
5 1 (0.85%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 5 (4.27%) Simulink
2 2 (1.71%) CPLEX
3 1 (0.85%) Final Cut Pro
Cloud Services
1 8 (6.84%) AWS
2 5 (4.27%) Cloud Computing
3 4 (3.42%) Amazon S3
3 4 (3.42%) Amazon SageMaker
4 3 (2.56%) AWS Lambda
4 3 (2.56%) Azure
4 3 (2.56%) Serverless
5 2 (1.71%) Azure Machine Learning
5 2 (1.71%) PaaS
6 1 (0.85%) Facebook Ads
6 1 (0.85%) Google Analytics
6 1 (0.85%) Google Docs
6 1 (0.85%) Google Drive
6 1 (0.85%) Google Sheets
6 1 (0.85%) MailChimp
Communications & Networking
1 26 (22.22%) DVB
1 26 (22.22%) MIMO
1 26 (22.22%) Wi-Fi
1 26 (22.22%) Wireless
2 1 (0.85%) Internet
2 1 (0.85%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (5.13%) Big Data
2 4 (3.42%) Data Warehouse
2 4 (3.42%) Metadata
2 4 (3.42%) Relational Database
3 3 (2.56%) Amazon Athena
3 3 (2.56%) Amazon Redshift
4 2 (1.71%) Geospatial Data
4 2 (1.71%) GIS
4 2 (1.71%) NoSQL
4 2 (1.71%) Tableau
5 1 (0.85%) Data Lake
5 1 (0.85%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 8 (6.84%) Git (software)
General
1 29 (24.79%) Pharmaceutical
2 27 (23.08%) Social Skills
3 20 (17.09%) Finance
4 17 (14.53%) Marketing
5 14 (11.97%) Analytical Skills
6 11 (9.40%) Retail
7 8 (6.84%) Public Sector
8 4 (3.42%) Financial Institution
9 2 (1.71%) Automotive
10 1 (0.85%) Advertising
10 1 (0.85%) Banking
10 1 (0.85%) Documentation Skills
10 1 (0.85%) Law
10 1 (0.85%) Local Government
10 1 (0.85%) Presentation Skills
10 1 (0.85%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 29 (24.79%) Data Scientist
2 26 (22.22%) Algorithm Engineer
2 26 (22.22%) DSP Algorithm Engineer
2 26 (22.22%) DSP Engineer
2 26 (22.22%) Senior Algorithm Engineer
2 26 (22.22%) Senior DSP Engineer
2 26 (22.22%) Wireless Engineer
3 20 (17.09%) Programmer
3 20 (17.09%) Statistical Programmer
4 14 (11.97%) Senior Programmer
4 14 (11.97%) Senior Statistical Programmer
5 11 (9.40%) Senior Data Scientist
6 6 (5.13%) Developer
6 6 (5.13%) Java Developer
6 6 (5.13%) Senior Developer
6 6 (5.13%) Senior Java Developer
7 5 (4.27%) User Researcher
8 4 (3.42%) Computer Vision Engineer
8 4 (3.42%) Data Engineer
8 4 (3.42%) Head of Communications
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (20.51%) TensorFlow
2 21 (17.95%) scikit-learn
3 19 (16.24%) Keras
4 18 (15.38%) NumPy
4 18 (15.38%) Pandas
5 15 (12.82%) PyTorch
6 12 (10.26%) SciPy
7 8 (6.84%) Dask
7 8 (6.84%) Flask
7 8 (6.84%) PyMC3
7 8 (6.84%) React
8 7 (5.98%) Matplotlib
9 6 (5.13%) AngularJS
9 6 (5.13%) Java EE
9 6 (5.13%) REST
9 6 (5.13%) RxJS
9 6 (5.13%) Web Services
10 4 (3.42%) NLTK
10 4 (3.42%) OpenCV
10 4 (3.42%) SpaCy
Miscellaneous
1 55 (47.01%) Algorithms
2 26 (22.22%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
3 13 (11.11%) Biotechnology
3 13 (11.11%) Life Science
4 6 (5.13%) Data Structures
5 4 (3.42%) Robotics
6 3 (2.56%) Credit Risk
6 3 (2.56%) Greenfield Project
6 3 (2.56%) Social Media
6 3 (2.56%) Virtual Team
7 2 (1.71%) Blog
7 2 (1.71%) Lidar
8 1 (0.85%) Digital Media
8 1 (0.85%) Graphic Design
8 1 (0.85%) Photography
8 1 (0.85%) PMI
8 1 (0.85%) Renewable Energy
8 1 (0.85%) Self-Motivation
8 1 (0.85%) Smart Home
8 1 (0.85%) Video Editing
Operating Systems
1 9 (7.69%) Linux
2 6 (5.13%) Windows
3 3 (2.56%) Unix
4 1 (0.85%) Android
4 1 (0.85%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (42.74%) Statistics
2 43 (36.75%) Mathematics
3 38 (32.48%) Computer Science
4 37 (31.62%) Data Science
4 37 (31.62%) Machine Learning
5 32 (27.35%) Signal Processing
6 21 (17.95%) Analytics
6 21 (17.95%) Deep Learning
7 20 (17.09%) Artificial Intelligence
8 18 (15.38%) Software Engineering
9 16 (13.68%) Visualisation
10 14 (11.97%) Agile Software Development
11 13 (11.11%) Coaching
11 13 (11.11%) Mentoring
11 13 (11.11%) Open Source
12 12 (10.26%) Natural Language Processing
13 11 (9.40%) Data Analysis
13 11 (9.40%) Data Visualisation
14 10 (8.55%) Data Analytics
14 10 (8.55%) Statistical Analysis
Programming Languages
1 73 (62.39%) Python
2 43 (36.75%) MATLAB
3 38 (32.48%) C
4 34 (29.06%) C++
5 22 (18.80%) SQL
6 18 (15.38%) R
7 11 (9.40%) Java
8 6 (5.13%) JavaScript
9 4 (3.42%) Perl
10 3 (2.56%) C#
11 1 (0.85%) F#
11 1 (0.85%) Go
11 1 (0.85%) Haskell
11 1 (0.85%) Julia
11 1 (0.85%) Scala
11 1 (0.85%) VBA
Qualifications
1 39 (33.33%) Degree
2 17 (14.53%) Master's Degree
3 4 (3.42%) MBA
3 4 (3.42%) Numerate Degree
4 2 (1.71%) SC Cleared
4 2 (1.71%) Security Cleared
5 1 (0.85%) CSPO
5 1 (0.85%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (17.09%) CDISC
2 4 (3.42%) Data Quality
System Software
1 26 (22.22%) Firmware
2 3 (2.56%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (2.56%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 2 (1.71%) Algorithmics
2 1 (0.85%) Facebook
2 1 (0.85%) Google
2 1 (0.85%) Hootsuite
2 1 (0.85%) Instagram
2 1 (0.85%) LexisNexis
2 1 (0.85%) Oracle
2 1 (0.85%) Twitter