The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Biology in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Biology over the 3 months to 29 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Biology
Rank 837 861 853
Rank change year-on-year
+24 -8
Permanent jobs citing Biology 29 14 33
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.028% 0.013% 0.030%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.074% 0.034% 0.078%
Number of salaries quoted 23 1 33
Average salary £50,000 £65,000 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-23.07% +36.84%
90% offered a salary of more than £36,500 £65,000 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £100,000 £65,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £36,500 - £47,500

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

Miscellaneous Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
39255 41093 42331
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 37.70% 39.41% 38.33%
Number of salaries quoted 31712 32035 35265
Average salary £47,500 £46,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.26% +2.22%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £28,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £72,500 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

Biology
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Biology Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Biology
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Biology within the UK.

Biology Salary Trend in the UK

Biology
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Biology over the 3 months to 29 January 2015 within the UK.

Biology Salary Histogram in the UK

Biology
Top 6 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Biology within the UK over the 3 months to 29 January 2015. 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
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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
England +31 29 £50,000 -23.07% 8
London +7 18 £100,000 +53.84% 1
East of England -3 11 £36,500 - 7
Cambridgeshire -1 10 £36,500 - 7
Cambridge +2 7 £36,500 - 7
City of London - 3 £41,000 - 1

Biology
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 January 2015, IT jobs within the UK 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 60 (77.92%) Chemistry
2 58 (75.32%) Life Science
3 39 (50.65%) Degree
4 33 (42.86%) Mathematics
4 33 (42.86%) Computer Science
5 30 (38.96%) PhD
6 28 (36.36%) Pharmaceutical
6 28 (36.36%) Biotechnology
6 28 (36.36%) Bioinformatics
7 27 (35.06%) Microsoft
7 27 (35.06%) Web Services
8 23 (29.87%) Physics
9 22 (28.57%) Oracle
10 21 (27.27%) Agile Software Development
11 19 (24.68%) Selenium
11 19 (24.68%) Analytics
12 18 (23.38%) Windows
13 17 (22.08%) MS Excel
13 17 (22.08%) Marketing
14 16 (20.78%) MS PowerPoint
14 16 (20.78%) CIPD
15 15 (19.48%) MySQL
16 14 (18.18%) Linux
16 14 (18.18%) Python
17 13 (16.88%) Java
17 13 (16.88%) Software Engineering
17 13 (16.88%) Big Data
18 12 (15.58%) R
18 12 (15.58%) Analytical Skills
18 12 (15.58%) Cloud Computing

Biology
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 2015, IT jobs within the UK 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 1 (1.30%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 17 (22.08%) MS Excel
2 16 (20.78%) MS PowerPoint
3 4 (5.19%) Adobe Illustrator
3 4 (5.19%) Photoshop
4 1 (1.30%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 12 (15.58%) Cloud Computing
2 11 (14.29%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (5.19%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (19.48%) MySQL
2 13 (16.88%) Big Data
3 7 (9.09%) Relational Database
4 2 (2.60%) SQL Server
4 2 (2.60%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (1.30%) Hadoop
5 1 (1.30%) MongoDB
5 1 (1.30%) NoSQL
5 1 (1.30%) HBase
5 1 (1.30%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 19 (24.68%) Selenium
2 11 (14.29%) QuickTest Pro
2 11 (14.29%) JMeter
3 10 (12.99%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 5 (6.49%) Git (software)
5 4 (5.19%) Fiddler
6 2 (2.60%) Cucumber
6 2 (2.60%) Eclipse
General
1 28 (36.36%) Pharmaceutical
2 17 (22.08%) Marketing
3 4 (5.19%) Billing
Job Titles
1 19 (24.68%) Tester
2 18 (23.38%) Trainer
3 17 (22.08%) Software Tester
4 16 (20.78%) Training Consultant
4 16 (20.78%) Consultant
5 12 (15.58%) Software Engineer
6 11 (14.29%) Architect
6 11 (14.29%) Solutions Architect
6 11 (14.29%) Senior Solutions Architect
6 11 (14.29%) Senior Architect
7 7 (9.09%) Senior Tester
7 7 (9.09%) Enterprise Architect
7 7 (9.09%) Applications Architect
7 7 (9.09%) Enterprise Applications Architect
7 7 (9.09%) Senior Enterprise Architect
7 7 (9.09%) Enterprise Solutions Architect
8 6 (7.79%) Senior Software Tester
9 5 (6.49%) Graduate
9 5 (6.49%) Developer
10 4 (5.19%) Mobility Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (35.06%) Web Services
2 12 (15.58%) J2EE
3 8 (10.39%) HTML
4 6 (7.79%) REST
4 6 (7.79%) CSS
5 5 (6.49%) HTML5
6 4 (5.19%) RabbitMQ
6 4 (5.19%) RESTful
6 4 (5.19%) Ruby on Rails
7 3 (3.90%) Spring
7 3 (3.90%) Django
8 2 (2.60%) Ext JS
8 2 (2.60%) JSON
9 1 (1.30%) ASP.NET
9 1 (1.30%) XML
9 1 (1.30%) .NET
9 1 (1.30%) GWT
9 1 (1.30%) jQuery
9 1 (1.30%) Backbone.js
9 1 (1.30%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 60 (77.92%) Chemistry
2 58 (75.32%) Life Science
3 33 (42.86%) Mathematics
3 33 (42.86%) Computer Science
4 28 (36.36%) Biotechnology
5 23 (29.87%) Physics
6 12 (15.58%) Analytical Skills
7 9 (11.69%) Algorithms
8 8 (10.39%) E-Learning
9 7 (9.09%) Enterprise Software
10 6 (7.79%) Data Structures
11 5 (6.49%) LIMS
11 5 (6.49%) User Experience
11 5 (6.49%) Open Source
12 4 (5.19%) Mobile App
12 4 (5.19%) Smart Meter
12 4 (5.19%) Robotics
13 3 (3.90%) Statistics
14 1 (1.30%) Management Information System
14 1 (1.30%) Informatics
Operating Systems
1 18 (23.38%) Windows
2 14 (18.18%) Linux
3 10 (12.99%) Solaris
3 10 (12.99%) Mac OS X
4 4 (5.19%) Apple iOS
4 4 (5.19%) Windows Phone
4 4 (5.19%) Android
5 1 (1.30%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (36.36%) Bioinformatics
2 21 (27.27%) Agile Software Development
3 19 (24.68%) Analytics
4 13 (16.88%) Software Engineering
5 12 (15.58%) Validation
5 12 (15.58%) Project Management
6 11 (14.29%) SOA
7 10 (12.99%) Manual Testing
8 9 (11.69%) Automated Testing
9 7 (9.09%) ITIL
9 7 (9.09%) PRINCE2
10 6 (7.79%) Data Analytics
11 5 (6.49%) Test Scripting
12 4 (5.19%) Responsive Web Design
12 4 (5.19%) Test Automation
12 4 (5.19%) Performance Testing
12 4 (5.19%) TDD
12 4 (5.19%) Web Design
12 4 (5.19%) Software Testing
12 4 (5.19%) OO
Programming Languages
1 14 (18.18%) Python
2 13 (16.88%) Java
3 12 (15.58%) R
3 12 (15.58%) SQL
3 12 (15.58%) MATLAB
4 11 (14.29%) PL/SQL
5 10 (12.99%) JavaScript
5 10 (12.99%) Perl
6 4 (5.19%) Ruby
7 3 (3.90%) C#
8 2 (2.60%) C++
9 1 (1.30%) VB.NET
9 1 (1.30%) VBA
9 1 (1.30%) Scala
Qualifications
1 39 (50.65%) Degree
2 30 (38.96%) PhD
3 16 (20.78%) CIPD
4 11 (14.29%) ISEB
5 1 (1.30%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (12.99%) GLP
2 6 (7.79%) QA
Systems Management
1 10 (12.99%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 27 (35.06%) Microsoft
2 22 (28.57%) Oracle
3 7 (9.09%) Siebel
3 7 (9.09%) SAP
4 4 (5.19%) Adobe
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