The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Biology in IT jobs advertised for the Surrey region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Biology over the 3 months to 21 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Biology
Rank 173 197 203
Rank change year-on-year
+24 +6
Permanent jobs citing Biology 44 6 18
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Surrey 0.95% 0.13% 0.34%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 2.46% 0.39% 0.93%
Number of salaries quoted 33 3 18
Average salary £30,000 £25,000 £55,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+20.00% -54.54%
UK excluding London average salary £30,000 £25,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year
+20.00% -54.54%
Biology
South East

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

Miscellaneous Category
Surrey
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
1787 1531 1928
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Surrey 38.47% 32.84% 36.88%
Number of salaries quoted 1459 1263 1614
Average salary £44,000 £45,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.22% +12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,955 £25,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £57,500 £60,100
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

Biology
Jobs Demand Trend in Surrey

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

Biology Jobs Demand Trend in Surrey

Biology
Salary Trend in Surrey

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

Biology Salary Trend in Surrey

Biology
Salary Histogram in Surrey

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Biology across the Surrey region over the 3 months to 21 October 2014.

Biology Salary Histogram in Surrey

Biology
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Surrey

For the 6 months to 21 October 2014, IT jobs across the Surrey 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 95 (98.96%) Chemistry
2 89 (92.71%) Life Science
3 58 (60.42%) PhD
4 47 (48.96%) Oracle
4 47 (48.96%) Bioinformatics
5 41 (42.71%) Microsoft
6 40 (41.67%) Pharmaceutical
6 40 (41.67%) Biotechnology
6 40 (41.67%) Degree
7 37 (38.54%) Selenium
8 36 (37.50%) Mathematics
9 32 (33.33%) Relational Database
10 30 (31.25%) CIPD
10 30 (31.25%) MS Excel
10 30 (31.25%) PL/SQL
10 30 (31.25%) SQL
10 30 (31.25%) MS PowerPoint
11 29 (30.21%) Manual Testing
12 27 (28.13%) Agile Software Development
13 26 (27.08%) Web Services
13 26 (27.08%) Windows
13 26 (27.08%) ISEB
14 23 (23.96%) Physics
15 22 (22.92%) JMeter
15 22 (22.92%) J2EE
16 21 (21.88%) Statistics
17 20 (20.83%) Automated Testing
17 20 (20.83%) Java
18 19 (19.79%) MySQL
19 18 (18.75%) Software Testing

Biology
Top Related IT Skills in Surrey by Category

For the 6 months to 21 October 2014, IT jobs across the Surrey 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 (7.29%) SharePoint
Applications
1 30 (31.25%) MS Excel
1 30 (31.25%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (1.04%) MS Office
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (33.33%) Relational Database
2 19 (19.79%) MySQL
3 9 (9.38%) SQL Server
4 7 (7.29%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 37 (38.54%) Selenium
2 22 (22.92%) JMeter
3 17 (17.71%) QuickTest Pro
4 10 (10.42%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 7 (7.29%) JIRA
5 7 (7.29%) Toad
6 1 (1.04%) Subversion
6 1 (1.04%) LoadRunner
General
1 40 (41.67%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 46 (47.92%) Tester
2 32 (33.33%) Trainer
3 30 (31.25%) Training Consultant
3 30 (31.25%) Consultant
3 30 (31.25%) Software Tester
4 20 (20.83%) Senior Tester
5 18 (18.75%) Graduate
6 16 (16.67%) Developer
6 16 (16.67%) Graduate Developer
7 6 (6.25%) Senior Software Tester
8 2 (2.08%) Technical Trainer
9 1 (1.04%) Manual Tester
9 1 (1.04%) Automated Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (27.08%) Web Services
2 22 (22.92%) J2EE
3 16 (16.67%) HTML
3 16 (16.67%) JSON
4 15 (15.63%) GWT
4 15 (15.63%) XML
4 15 (15.63%) REST
5 8 (8.33%) Ext JS
6 1 (1.04%) WCF
6 1 (1.04%) RESTful
6 1 (1.04%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 95 (98.96%) Chemistry
2 89 (92.71%) Life Science
3 40 (41.67%) Biotechnology
4 36 (37.50%) Mathematics
5 23 (23.96%) Physics
6 21 (21.88%) Statistics
7 13 (13.54%) E-Learning
8 11 (11.46%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 26 (27.08%) Windows
2 10 (10.42%) Solaris
2 10 (10.42%) Linux
2 10 (10.42%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (48.96%) Bioinformatics
2 29 (30.21%) Manual Testing
3 27 (28.13%) Agile Software Development
4 20 (20.83%) Automated Testing
5 18 (18.75%) Software Testing
6 16 (16.67%) V-Model
6 16 (16.67%) Test Scripting
7 9 (9.38%) Software Engineering
8 7 (7.29%) Test Management
8 7 (7.29%) Waterfall
9 2 (2.08%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 30 (31.25%) PL/SQL
1 30 (31.25%) SQL
2 20 (20.83%) Java
3 16 (16.67%) JavaScript
4 11 (11.46%) C#
5 8 (8.33%) C++
6 1 (1.04%) VC++
Qualifications
1 58 (60.42%) PhD
2 40 (41.67%) Degree
3 30 (31.25%) CIPD
4 26 (27.08%) ISEB
5 16 (16.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (10.42%) GLP
Systems Management
1 17 (17.71%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 47 (48.96%) Oracle
2 41 (42.71%) Microsoft
3 7 (7.29%) HP