The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Biology in IT jobs advertised for the South East region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Biology over the 3 months to 24 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Biology
Rank - - 424
Permanent jobs citing Biology 0 0 22
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East - - 0.096%
As % of the Miscellaneous category - - 0.26%
Number of salaries quoted 0 0 22
Average salary - - £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £36,500 - £35,000
Biology
England

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

Miscellaneous Category
South East
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
7583 7713 8447
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 35.20% 36.42% 36.71%
Number of salaries quoted 5858 6073 7241
Average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £26,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £64,500 £60,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

Biology
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

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

Biology Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

Biology
Salary Trend in the South East

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

Biology Salary Trend in the South East

Biology
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT jobs across the South East 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 66 (98.51%) Chemistry
2 61 (91.04%) Life Science
3 44 (65.67%) PhD
4 38 (56.72%) Bioinformatics
5 34 (50.75%) Microsoft
6 33 (49.25%) Pharmaceutical
6 33 (49.25%) Biotechnology
7 31 (46.27%) Oracle
8 25 (37.31%) Degree
9 23 (34.33%) MS Excel
9 23 (34.33%) MS PowerPoint
9 23 (34.33%) CIPD
9 23 (34.33%) Selenium
10 22 (32.84%) Web Services
10 22 (32.84%) Windows
11 19 (28.36%) SQL
11 19 (28.36%) Relational Database
12 18 (26.87%) PL/SQL
12 18 (26.87%) Agile Software Development
12 18 (26.87%) Mathematics
13 17 (25.37%) ISEB
14 14 (20.90%) J2EE
14 14 (20.90%) MySQL
14 14 (20.90%) JMeter
14 14 (20.90%) Physics
14 14 (20.90%) Manual Testing
15 13 (19.40%) QuickTest Pro
15 13 (19.40%) HP Quality Center
16 12 (17.91%) HTML
16 12 (17.91%) JavaScript

Biology
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT jobs across the South East 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 (4.48%) SharePoint
Applications
1 23 (34.33%) MS Excel
1 23 (34.33%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (1.49%) Maple
2 1 (1.49%) SPSS
2 1 (1.49%) Simulink
2 1 (1.49%) MS Office
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (28.36%) Relational Database
2 14 (20.90%) MySQL
3 4 (5.97%) SQL Server
3 4 (5.97%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 23 (34.33%) Selenium
2 14 (20.90%) JMeter
3 13 (19.40%) QuickTest Pro
4 10 (14.93%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 3 (4.48%) JIRA
5 3 (4.48%) Toad
6 1 (1.49%) Subversion
General
1 33 (49.25%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 27 (40.30%) Tester
2 25 (37.31%) Trainer
3 23 (34.33%) Consultant
3 23 (34.33%) Training Consultant
4 22 (32.84%) Software Tester
5 15 (22.39%) Graduate
6 12 (17.91%) Developer
6 12 (17.91%) Graduate Developer
7 10 (14.93%) Senior Tester
8 6 (8.96%) Senior Software Tester
9 2 (2.99%) Technical Trainer
10 1 (1.49%) Manual Tester
10 1 (1.49%) Automated Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (32.84%) Web Services
2 14 (20.90%) J2EE
3 12 (17.91%) HTML
3 12 (17.91%) JSON
4 11 (16.42%) GWT
4 11 (16.42%) XML
4 11 (16.42%) REST
5 7 (10.45%) Ext JS
6 2 (2.99%) .NET
7 1 (1.49%) RESTful
7 1 (1.49%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 66 (98.51%) Chemistry
2 61 (91.04%) Life Science
3 33 (49.25%) Biotechnology
4 18 (26.87%) Mathematics
5 14 (20.90%) Physics
6 10 (14.93%) E-Learning
6 10 (14.93%) Computer Science
7 9 (13.43%) Statistics
8 1 (1.49%) Analytical Skills
8 1 (1.49%) Economics
Operating Systems
1 22 (32.84%) Windows
2 10 (14.93%) Solaris
2 10 (14.93%) Linux
2 10 (14.93%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (56.72%) Bioinformatics
2 18 (26.87%) Agile Software Development
3 14 (20.90%) Manual Testing
4 10 (14.93%) Automated Testing
5 9 (13.43%) Software Testing
6 7 (10.45%) Test Scripting
6 7 (10.45%) Software Engineering
6 7 (10.45%) V-Model
7 3 (4.48%) Waterfall
7 3 (4.48%) Test Management
8 1 (1.49%) Scrum
8 1 (1.49%) Data Analysis
8 1 (1.49%) Monte Carlo Method
Programming Languages
1 19 (28.36%) SQL
2 18 (26.87%) PL/SQL
3 12 (17.91%) JavaScript
4 11 (16.42%) C#
5 8 (11.94%) C++
5 8 (11.94%) Java
6 1 (1.49%) C
6 1 (1.49%) VBA
6 1 (1.49%) VC++
6 1 (1.49%) Fortran
6 1 (1.49%) Assembly Language
6 1 (1.49%) Pascal
6 1 (1.49%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 44 (65.67%) PhD
2 25 (37.31%) Degree
3 23 (34.33%) CIPD
4 17 (25.37%) ISEB
5 7 (10.45%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (14.93%) GLP
Systems Management
1 13 (19.40%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 34 (50.75%) Microsoft
2 31 (46.27%) Oracle
3 3 (4.48%) HP
4 1 (1.49%) Minitab