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 27 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Biology
Rank - - 426
Permanent jobs citing Biology 0 0 23
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East - - 0.10%
As % of the Miscellaneous category - - 0.28%
Number of salaries quoted 0 0 23
Average salary - - £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £36,500 - £47,500
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
7337 7409 8165
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 35.46% 36.94% 36.69%
Number of salaries quoted 5832 5790 6962
Average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £26,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £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 27 January 2015, 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 40 (97.56%) Chemistry
2 39 (95.12%) Life Science
3 30 (73.17%) PhD
4 27 (65.85%) Bioinformatics
5 26 (63.41%) Biotechnology
5 26 (63.41%) Microsoft
5 26 (63.41%) Pharmaceutical
6 17 (41.46%) Selenium
7 16 (39.02%) MS PowerPoint
7 16 (39.02%) CIPD
7 16 (39.02%) MS Excel
8 15 (36.59%) Oracle
9 12 (29.27%) Web Services
9 12 (29.27%) SQL
9 12 (29.27%) Windows
10 11 (26.83%) ISEB
10 11 (26.83%) PL/SQL
10 11 (26.83%) J2EE
10 11 (26.83%) MySQL
10 11 (26.83%) Physics
10 11 (26.83%) Agile Software Development
10 11 (26.83%) JMeter
11 10 (24.39%) QuickTest Pro
11 10 (24.39%) Degree
11 10 (24.39%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 10 (24.39%) GLP
11 10 (24.39%) Solaris
11 10 (24.39%) Linux
11 10 (24.39%) Mac OS X
11 10 (24.39%) HP Quality Center

Biology
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 27 January 2015, 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.

Applications
1 16 (39.02%) MS Excel
1 16 (39.02%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (2.44%) Maple
2 1 (2.44%) SPSS
2 1 (2.44%) Simulink
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (26.83%) MySQL
2 3 (7.32%) Relational Database
3 1 (2.44%) SQL Server
3 1 (2.44%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 17 (41.46%) Selenium
2 11 (26.83%) JMeter
3 10 (24.39%) QuickTest Pro
3 10 (24.39%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 26 (63.41%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 18 (43.90%) Trainer
1 18 (43.90%) Tester
2 17 (41.46%) Software Tester
3 16 (39.02%) Training Consultant
3 16 (39.02%) Consultant
4 7 (17.07%) Senior Tester
5 6 (14.63%) Senior Software Tester
6 5 (12.20%) Graduate
7 2 (4.88%) Graduate Developer
7 2 (4.88%) Technical Trainer
7 2 (4.88%) Developer
8 1 (2.44%) Manual Tester
8 1 (2.44%) Automated Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (29.27%) Web Services
2 11 (26.83%) J2EE
3 2 (4.88%) REST
3 2 (4.88%) HTML
3 2 (4.88%) XML
3 2 (4.88%) JSON
3 2 (4.88%) GWT
4 1 (2.44%) Ext JS
4 1 (2.44%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 40 (97.56%) Chemistry
2 39 (95.12%) Life Science
3 26 (63.41%) Biotechnology
4 11 (26.83%) Physics
5 9 (21.95%) Mathematics
6 8 (19.51%) E-Learning
7 4 (9.76%) Computer Science
8 3 (7.32%) Statistics
9 1 (2.44%) Economics
9 1 (2.44%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 12 (29.27%) Windows
2 10 (24.39%) Solaris
2 10 (24.39%) Linux
2 10 (24.39%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (65.85%) Bioinformatics
2 11 (26.83%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (19.51%) Manual Testing
4 7 (17.07%) Automated Testing
5 3 (7.32%) Software Testing
6 1 (2.44%) Test Scripting
6 1 (2.44%) Monte Carlo Method
6 1 (2.44%) V-Model
6 1 (2.44%) Software Engineering
6 1 (2.44%) Data Analysis
Programming Languages
1 12 (29.27%) SQL
2 11 (26.83%) PL/SQL
3 3 (7.32%) C#
4 2 (4.88%) C++
4 2 (4.88%) JavaScript
5 1 (2.44%) C
5 1 (2.44%) Java
5 1 (2.44%) VBA
5 1 (2.44%) Fortran
5 1 (2.44%) Assembly Language
5 1 (2.44%) Pascal
5 1 (2.44%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 30 (73.17%) PhD
2 16 (39.02%) CIPD
3 11 (26.83%) ISEB
4 10 (24.39%) Degree
5 1 (2.44%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (24.39%) GLP
Systems Management
1 10 (24.39%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 26 (63.41%) Microsoft
2 15 (36.59%) Oracle
3 1 (2.44%) Minitab