The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Biology in IT jobs advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Biology over the 3 months to 1 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Biology
Rank 808 840 855
Rank change year-on-year
+32 +15
Permanent jobs citing Biology 72 17 19
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.068% 0.017% 0.017%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.18% 0.043% 0.044%
Number of salaries quoted 53 8 19
Average salary £30,000 £26,250 £55,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+14.28% -52.27%
UK excluding London average salary £30,000 £26,250 £55,000
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -52.27%
Biology
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Miscellaneous category in permanent jobs advertised in the England region.

Miscellaneous Category
England
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
40075 39873 43648
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 38.04% 39.75% 39.76%
Number of salaries quoted 31593 32620 36865
Average salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £75,000 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%

Biology
Jobs Demand Trend in England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Biology across the England region as a proportion of the total demand within the Miscellaneous category.

Biology Jobs Demand Trend in England

Biology
Salary Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Biology across the England region.

Biology Salary Trend in England

Biology
Salary Histogram in England

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Biology across the England region over the 3 months to 1 October 2014.

Biology Salary Histogram in England

Biology
Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Biology within the England region over the 3 months to 1 October 2014. 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
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
South East +50 58 £30,000 +20.00%
East of England -6 8 £35,000 -17.64% 4
London - 5 £50,000 - 1
Yorkshire - 1 £25,000 -
Biology
UK

Biology
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, IT jobs across the England region citing Biology also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Biology.

1 122 (84.14%) Chemistry
2 106 (73.10%) Life Science
3 69 (47.59%) Degree
4 62 (42.76%) PhD
5 57 (39.31%) Bioinformatics
6 53 (36.55%) Pharmaceutical
7 51 (35.17%) Oracle
8 49 (33.79%) Mathematics
9 47 (32.41%) Relational Database
10 42 (28.97%) Biotechnology
10 42 (28.97%) Microsoft
11 40 (27.59%) SQL
11 40 (27.59%) Computer Science
12 39 (26.90%) Selenium
13 36 (24.83%) Physics
14 35 (24.14%) Java
15 34 (23.45%) Web Services
16 33 (22.76%) MS PowerPoint
17 31 (21.38%) Windows
17 31 (21.38%) MS Excel
17 31 (21.38%) PL/SQL
17 31 (21.38%) Manual Testing
18 30 (20.69%) HTML
18 30 (20.69%) CIPD
19 29 (20.00%) Statistics
19 29 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
20 28 (19.31%) MySQL
20 28 (19.31%) ISEB
21 23 (15.86%) JMeter
22 22 (15.17%) Automated Testing

Biology
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, IT jobs across the England region citing Biology also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Biology. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 7 (4.83%) SharePoint
2 2 (1.38%) SAS
3 1 (0.69%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 33 (22.76%) MS PowerPoint
2 31 (21.38%) MS Excel
3 2 (1.38%) SPSS
4 1 (0.69%) Maple
4 1 (0.69%) Simulink
4 1 (0.69%) Photoshop
4 1 (0.69%) MS Office
4 1 (0.69%) Stata
4 1 (0.69%) Mathematica
4 1 (0.69%) Adobe Illustrator
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.38%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.69%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.38%) HTTP
1 2 (1.38%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 47 (32.41%) Relational Database
2 28 (19.31%) MySQL
3 9 (6.21%) SQL Server
4 7 (4.83%) Oracle Database
5 4 (2.76%) NoSQL
6 3 (2.07%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (1.38%) Data Mining
7 2 (1.38%) Hadoop
8 1 (0.69%) MongoDB
8 1 (0.69%) HBase
8 1 (0.69%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 39 (26.90%) Selenium
2 23 (15.86%) JMeter
3 17 (11.72%) QuickTest Pro
4 10 (6.90%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 9 (6.21%) Git (software)
6 7 (4.83%) Toad
6 7 (4.83%) JIRA
7 2 (1.38%) Fiddler
8 1 (0.69%) LoadRunner
8 1 (0.69%) Subversion
General
1 53 (36.55%) Pharmaceutical
2 15 (10.34%) Marketing
3 3 (2.07%) Advertising
4 2 (1.38%) Manufacturing
4 2 (1.38%) Games
5 1 (0.69%) Finance
5 1 (0.69%) Retail
Job Titles
1 50 (34.48%) Tester
2 33 (22.76%) Software Tester
3 32 (22.07%) Trainer
4 30 (20.69%) Consultant
4 30 (20.69%) Training Consultant
5 26 (17.93%) Developer
6 23 (15.86%) Graduate
7 22 (15.17%) Senior Tester
8 17 (11.72%) Graduate Developer
9 8 (5.52%) Author
9 8 (5.52%) Technical Author
10 7 (4.83%) Senior Software Tester
11 6 (4.14%) Analyst
12 5 (3.45%) Software Developer
12 5 (3.45%) Senior Programmer
12 5 (3.45%) Programmer
13 4 (2.76%) Principal Software Developer
13 4 (2.76%) Ruby Developer
14 3 (2.07%) Data Scientist
14 3 (2.07%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (23.45%) Web Services
2 30 (20.69%) HTML
3 22 (15.17%) J2EE
4 21 (14.48%) REST
5 20 (13.79%) JSON
6 16 (11.03%) XML
7 15 (10.34%) GWT
8 13 (8.97%) CSS
9 9 (6.21%) RESTful
9 9 (6.21%) Ext JS
10 8 (5.52%) Spring
10 8 (5.52%) Ruby on Rails
10 8 (5.52%) RabbitMQ
10 8 (5.52%) Django
11 4 (2.76%) JAX-RS
12 2 (1.38%) .NET
12 2 (1.38%) Natural Language Processing
12 2 (1.38%) HTML5
13 1 (0.69%) jQuery
13 1 (0.69%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 122 (84.14%) Chemistry
2 106 (73.10%) Life Science
3 49 (33.79%) Mathematics
4 42 (28.97%) Biotechnology
5 40 (27.59%) Computer Science
6 36 (24.83%) Physics
7 29 (20.00%) Statistics
8 15 (10.34%) Analytical Skills
9 13 (8.97%) E-Learning
10 12 (8.28%) Visualisation
11 9 (6.21%) Open Source
12 8 (5.52%) Robotics
13 6 (4.14%) LIMS
13 6 (4.14%) Algorithms
14 2 (1.38%) Artificial Intelligence
14 2 (1.38%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
14 2 (1.38%) Device Driver
14 2 (1.38%) Management Information System
14 2 (1.38%) Data Integration
15 1 (0.69%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 31 (21.38%) Windows
2 20 (13.79%) Linux
3 10 (6.90%) Solaris
3 10 (6.90%) Mac OS X
4 3 (2.07%) UNIX
5 1 (0.69%) Android
5 1 (0.69%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.69%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 57 (39.31%) Bioinformatics
2 31 (21.38%) Manual Testing
3 29 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
4 22 (15.17%) Automated Testing
5 20 (13.79%) Test Scripting
5 20 (13.79%) Software Testing
6 18 (12.41%) V-Model
7 12 (8.28%) Analytics
8 11 (7.59%) OO
8 11 (7.59%) Software Engineering
9 9 (6.21%) Data Analysis
10 8 (5.52%) MVC
10 8 (5.52%) Mentoring
11 7 (4.83%) Test Management
11 7 (4.83%) Waterfall
12 4 (2.76%) DNA
13 3 (2.07%) Project Management
13 3 (2.07%) CRM
13 3 (2.07%) Validation
13 3 (2.07%) SEO
Programming Languages
1 40 (27.59%) SQL
2 35 (24.14%) Java
3 31 (21.38%) PL/SQL
4 22 (15.17%) JavaScript
5 20 (13.79%) C++
6 19 (13.10%) C#
7 18 (12.41%) Python
8 15 (10.34%) Perl
9 11 (7.59%) Ruby
10 10 (6.90%) C
10 10 (6.90%) R
11 9 (6.21%) MATLAB
12 5 (3.45%) VBA
13 2 (1.38%) Shell Script
14 1 (0.69%) Fortran
14 1 (0.69%) Pascal
14 1 (0.69%) Assembly Language
14 1 (0.69%) PHP
14 1 (0.69%) VC++
Qualifications
1 69 (47.59%) Degree
2 62 (42.76%) PhD
3 30 (20.69%) CIPD
4 28 (19.31%) ISEB
5 18 (12.41%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 5 (3.45%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (6.90%) GLP
2 1 (0.69%) QA
System Software
1 4 (2.76%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 17 (11.72%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 51 (35.17%) Oracle
2 42 (28.97%) Microsoft
3 7 (4.83%) HP
4 4 (2.76%) VMware
5 3 (2.07%) Facebook
5 3 (2.07%) Twitter
6 1 (0.69%) Adobe
6 1 (0.69%) Minitab
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Progressive Recruitment
Salary: £60000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
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Posted: 13 days ago
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Salary: Competitive
Posted: 16 days ago
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Salary: Competitive
Posted: 22 days ago