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 30 April 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Biology
Rank 897 926 938
Rank change year-on-year
+29 +12
Permanent jobs citing Biology 36 13 39
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.037% 0.013% 0.035%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.087% 0.031% 0.083%
Number of salaries quoted 35 13 22
Average salary £38,500 £85,000 £38,875
Average salary % change year-on-year
-54.70% +118.65%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £26,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £56,826 £100,000 £87,500
UK excluding London average salary £35,088 £22,500 £38,875
% change year-on-year
+55.94% -42.12%
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
41215 41952 46722
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 42.61% 40.65% 41.83%
Number of salaries quoted 33658 33420 37334
Average salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.26% -
90% offered a salary of more than £29,500 £27,500 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £75,000 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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 30 April 2016.

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 30 April 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
East of England +29 16 £35,791 -10.52% 7
South East +31 9 £22,500 - 2
London +9 9 £52,500 -47.50%
South West - 2 £38,500 - 1
Biology
UK

Biology
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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 63 (64.29%) Bioinformatics
2 54 (55.10%) Computer Science
3 48 (48.98%) Finance
4 37 (37.76%) Degree
5 33 (33.67%) Life Science
6 30 (30.61%) Java
6 30 (30.61%) Python
6 30 (30.61%) PhD
7 25 (25.51%) Relational Database
8 24 (24.49%) Unix
9 22 (22.45%) Perl
10 21 (21.43%) Linux
10 21 (21.43%) Chemistry
11 20 (20.41%) Analytical Skills
12 19 (19.39%) Mathematics
12 19 (19.39%) Physics
12 19 (19.39%) MS Excel
12 19 (19.39%) Pharmaceutical
12 19 (19.39%) Software Engineering
13 18 (18.37%) JavaScript
13 18 (18.37%) Visualisation
14 15 (15.31%) Open Source
14 15 (15.31%) HTML
14 15 (15.31%) SQL
14 15 (15.31%) Microsoft
14 15 (15.31%) Agile Software Development
14 15 (15.31%) Data Management
14 15 (15.31%) Validation
15 14 (14.29%) Git (software)
16 12 (12.24%) NoSQL

Biology
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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 3 (3.06%) Apache Solr
1 3 (3.06%) SAS
2 2 (2.04%) Apache
3 1 (1.02%) CMS
Applications
1 19 (19.39%) MS Excel
2 9 (9.18%) MS Office
3 1 (1.02%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (3.06%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 10 (10.20%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.02%) DHCP
1 1 (1.02%) DNS
1 1 (1.02%) Internet
1 1 (1.02%) LAN
1 1 (1.02%) LDAP
1 1 (1.02%) SMTP
1 1 (1.02%) TCP/IP
1 1 (1.02%) VoIP
1 1 (1.02%) WAN
1 1 (1.02%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (25.51%) Relational Database
2 12 (12.24%) NoSQL
3 11 (11.22%) MySQL
4 8 (8.16%) MongoDB
4 8 (8.16%) SQL Server
5 7 (7.14%) Data Mining
6 6 (6.12%) Data Warehouse
6 6 (6.12%) Power BI
6 6 (6.12%) RDBMS
6 6 (6.12%) SQL Server 2008
6 6 (6.12%) SQL Server 2012
6 6 (6.12%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 6 (6.12%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 6 (6.12%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 3 (3.06%) Datomic
7 3 (3.06%) Hadoop
7 3 (3.06%) Neo4j
7 3 (3.06%) PostgreSQL
8 2 (2.04%) KNIME
8 2 (2.04%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 14 (14.29%) Git (software)
2 4 (4.08%) Jenkins
3 3 (3.06%) Maven
4 1 (1.02%) Cucumber
4 1 (1.02%) Selenium
4 1 (1.02%) Subversion
4 1 (1.02%) WebDriver
General
1 48 (48.98%) Finance
2 19 (19.39%) Pharmaceutical
3 9 (9.18%) Telecoms
4 6 (6.12%) Automotive
4 6 (6.12%) Retail
5 4 (4.08%) Electronics
5 4 (4.08%) Games
6 3 (3.06%) Manufacturing
6 3 (3.06%) Marketing
6 3 (3.06%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 25 (25.51%) Developer
2 11 (11.22%) Software Engineer
3 8 (8.16%) Analyst
3 8 (8.16%) Support Analyst
4 7 (7.14%) Java Developer
4 7 (7.14%) Java Engineer
5 6 (6.12%) C# Developer
5 6 (6.12%) Consultant
5 6 (6.12%) Java Software Engineer
5 6 (6.12%) Software Developer
5 6 (6.12%) SSIS Consultant
5 6 (6.12%) SSRS Consultant
5 6 (6.12%) Technical Consultant
6 5 (5.10%) Python Developer
7 4 (4.08%) Programmer
7 4 (4.08%) Senior Developer
7 4 (4.08%) Senior Java Developer
7 4 (4.08%) Support Engineer
7 4 (4.08%) Team Leader
8 3 (3.06%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (15.31%) HTML
2 8 (8.16%) CSS
2 8 (8.16%) HTML5
3 7 (7.14%) jQuery
3 7 (7.14%) RESTful
4 6 (6.12%) AngularJS
5 5 (5.10%) JSON
5 5 (5.10%) Web Services
5 5 (5.10%) XML
6 4 (4.08%) DOM
6 4 (4.08%) Lucene
6 4 (4.08%) MyBatis
6 4 (4.08%) Spring
7 3 (3.06%) .NET
7 3 (3.06%) Guice
7 3 (3.06%) NumPy
7 3 (3.06%) Pandas
7 3 (3.06%) SciPy
7 3 (3.06%) WPF
8 2 (2.04%) OpenGL
Miscellaneous
1 54 (55.10%) Computer Science
2 33 (33.67%) Life Science
3 21 (21.43%) Chemistry
4 20 (20.41%) Analytical Skills
5 19 (19.39%) Mathematics
5 19 (19.39%) Physics
6 18 (18.37%) Visualisation
7 8 (8.16%) Algorithms
7 8 (8.16%) Informatics
7 8 (8.16%) Statistics
8 6 (6.12%) Management Information System
9 5 (5.10%) Proteomics
9 5 (5.10%) Replication
9 5 (5.10%) User Experience
10 4 (4.08%) 3D Graphics
10 4 (4.08%) Biotechnology
10 4 (4.08%) Economics
10 4 (4.08%) Social Media
11 3 (3.06%) Artificial Intelligence
11 3 (3.06%) Semantic Web
Operating Systems
1 24 (24.49%) Unix
2 21 (21.43%) Linux
3 2 (2.04%) Windows
4 1 (1.02%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 63 (64.29%) Bioinformatics
2 19 (19.39%) Software Engineering
3 15 (15.31%) Agile Software Development
3 15 (15.31%) Data Management
3 15 (15.31%) Open Source
3 15 (15.31%) Validation
4 10 (10.20%) Data Visualisation
4 10 (10.20%) Web Development
5 9 (9.18%) Business Intelligence
5 9 (9.18%) DNA
6 8 (8.16%) Open Source Development
7 7 (7.14%) Analytics
8 6 (6.12%) Information Management
8 6 (6.12%) Software Testing
9 5 (5.10%) Bayesian Methods
9 5 (5.10%) TDD
9 5 (5.10%) Web Design
10 4 (4.08%) Human Factors
10 4 (4.08%) Rapid Prototyping
10 4 (4.08%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 30 (30.61%) Java
1 30 (30.61%) Python
2 22 (22.45%) Perl
3 18 (18.37%) JavaScript
4 15 (15.31%) SQL
5 10 (10.20%) C++
6 8 (8.16%) Bash Shell
7 7 (7.14%) R
7 7 (7.14%) Shell Script
8 6 (6.12%) C#
9 4 (4.08%) C
9 4 (4.08%) MATLAB
10 3 (3.06%) Clojure
10 3 (3.06%) Scala
11 2 (2.04%) PHP
12 1 (1.02%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 37 (37.76%) Degree
2 30 (30.61%) PhD
3 1 (1.02%) HND
3 1 (1.02%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.06%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.02%) COSHH
2 1 (1.02%) QA
System Software
1 2 (2.04%) Docker
1 2 (2.04%) Slurm Workload Manager
1 2 (2.04%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.02%) NFS
2 1 (1.02%) Samba
Systems Management
1 2 (2.04%) Data Guard
2 1 (1.02%) Puppet
Vendors
1 15 (15.31%) Microsoft
2 7 (7.14%) Oracle
3 3 (3.06%) SAP
4 2 (2.04%) Vertica
4 2 (2.04%) VMware
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