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 30 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Biology
Rank 153 200 211
Rank change year-on-year
+47 +11
Permanent jobs citing Biology 61 10 15
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Surrey 1.31% 0.21% 0.28%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 3.46% 0.67% 0.77%
Number of salaries quoted 45 4 15
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 £27,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -50.00%
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
1765 1499 1956
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Surrey 38.04% 31.85% 37.16%
Number of salaries quoted 1423 1225 1630
Average salary £42,500 £45,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.55% +12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £25,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%

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 30 September 2014.

Biology Salary Histogram in Surrey

Biology
Job Locations in Surrey

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Biology within the Surrey region over the 3 months to 30 September 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
(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
Guildford +1 1 - -
Biology
South East

Biology
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Surrey

For the 6 months to 30 September 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.

1 100 (99.01%) Chemistry
2 94 (93.07%) Life Science
3 61 (60.40%) PhD
4 51 (50.50%) Oracle
5 47 (46.53%) Bioinformatics
6 42 (41.58%) Degree
7 41 (40.59%) Microsoft
8 40 (39.60%) Pharmaceutical
8 40 (39.60%) Biotechnology
9 39 (38.61%) Mathematics
9 39 (38.61%) Selenium
10 35 (34.65%) Relational Database
11 34 (33.66%) SQL
12 31 (30.69%) PL/SQL
12 31 (30.69%) Manual Testing
13 30 (29.70%) CIPD
13 30 (29.70%) MS PowerPoint
13 30 (29.70%) MS Excel
14 29 (28.71%) ISEB
15 27 (26.73%) Agile Software Development
16 26 (25.74%) Web Services
16 26 (25.74%) Windows
17 25 (24.75%) Physics
18 23 (22.77%) Statistics
18 23 (22.77%) JMeter
19 22 (21.78%) Automated Testing
19 22 (21.78%) J2EE
20 21 (20.79%) Software Testing
21 20 (19.80%) MySQL
21 20 (19.80%) Java

Biology
Top Related IT Skills in Surrey by Category

For the 6 months to 30 September 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 (6.93%) SharePoint
Applications
1 30 (29.70%) MS Excel
1 30 (29.70%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (0.99%) MS Office
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (34.65%) Relational Database
2 20 (19.80%) MySQL
3 9 (8.91%) SQL Server
4 7 (6.93%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 39 (38.61%) Selenium
2 23 (22.77%) JMeter
3 17 (16.83%) QuickTest Pro
4 10 (9.90%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 7 (6.93%) Toad
5 7 (6.93%) JIRA
6 1 (0.99%) LoadRunner
6 1 (0.99%) Subversion
General
1 40 (39.60%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 51 (50.50%) Tester
2 34 (33.66%) Software Tester
3 32 (31.68%) Trainer
4 30 (29.70%) Consultant
4 30 (29.70%) Training Consultant
5 22 (21.78%) Senior Tester
6 18 (17.82%) Graduate
7 16 (15.84%) Developer
7 16 (15.84%) Graduate Developer
8 7 (6.93%) Senior Software Tester
9 2 (1.98%) Automated Tester
9 2 (1.98%) Technical Trainer
9 2 (1.98%) Manual Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (25.74%) Web Services
2 22 (21.78%) J2EE
3 16 (15.84%) HTML
3 16 (15.84%) JSON
4 15 (14.85%) GWT
4 15 (14.85%) XML
4 15 (14.85%) REST
5 8 (7.92%) Ext JS
6 1 (0.99%) RESTful
6 1 (0.99%) WCF
6 1 (0.99%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 100 (99.01%) Chemistry
2 94 (93.07%) Life Science
3 40 (39.60%) Biotechnology
4 39 (38.61%) Mathematics
5 25 (24.75%) Physics
6 23 (22.77%) Statistics
7 13 (12.87%) E-Learning
8 11 (10.89%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 26 (25.74%) Windows
2 10 (9.90%) Solaris
2 10 (9.90%) Linux
2 10 (9.90%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (46.53%) Bioinformatics
2 31 (30.69%) Manual Testing
3 27 (26.73%) Agile Software Development
4 22 (21.78%) Automated Testing
5 21 (20.79%) Software Testing
6 19 (18.81%) V-Model
6 19 (18.81%) Test Scripting
7 9 (8.91%) Software Engineering
8 7 (6.93%) Waterfall
8 7 (6.93%) Test Management
9 2 (1.98%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 34 (33.66%) SQL
2 31 (30.69%) PL/SQL
3 20 (19.80%) Java
4 16 (15.84%) JavaScript
5 11 (10.89%) C#
6 8 (7.92%) C++
7 1 (0.99%) VC++
Qualifications
1 61 (60.40%) PhD
2 42 (41.58%) Degree
3 30 (29.70%) CIPD
4 29 (28.71%) ISEB
5 19 (18.81%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (9.90%) GLP
Systems Management
1 17 (16.83%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 51 (50.50%) Oracle
2 41 (40.59%) Microsoft
3 7 (6.93%) HP