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 22 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Biology
Rank 812 848 886
Rank change year-on-year
+36 +38
Permanent jobs citing Biology 92 23 15
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.079% 0.021% 0.013%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.25% 0.064% 0.038%
Number of salaries quoted 68 7 15
Average salary £30,000 £25,000 £55,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+20.00% -54.54%
UK excluding London average salary £28,500 £25,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year
+14.00% -54.54%

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
36326 35889 38985
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 31.01% 33.02% 33.27%
Number of salaries quoted 28494 28990 32925
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 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £75,000 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

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 22 August 2014 within the UK.

Biology Salary Histogram in the UK

Biology
Top 16 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 22 August 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
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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 +54 92 £30,000 +20.00% 14
South East +32 68 £28,500 +14.00% 6
Surrey +52 66 £28,500 +14.00% 4
East of England +13 15 £35,000 -17.64% 5
Cambridgeshire +7 15 £35,000 -17.64% 5
Cambridge +6 9 £35,000 -17.64% 5
London -1 7 £50,000 - 3
City of London - 4 £47,500 - 1
Guildford +14 3 - -
Wetherby - 2 £25,000 -
West Yorkshire - 2 £25,000 -
Yorkshire - 2 £25,000 -
Berkshire - 1 £67,500 -
West Sussex - 1 £25,000 -
Horsham - 1 £25,000 -
Slough - 1 £67,500 -

Biology
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, 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.

1 104 (78.79%) Chemistry
2 83 (62.88%) Life Science
3 73 (55.30%) Degree
4 51 (38.64%) Relational Database
5 47 (35.61%) Mathematics
5 47 (35.61%) Computer Science
6 45 (34.09%) PhD
7 43 (32.58%) Bioinformatics
8 42 (31.82%) Oracle
9 38 (28.79%) Java
10 36 (27.27%) Pharmaceutical
10 36 (27.27%) Physics
11 34 (25.76%) SQL
12 31 (23.48%) Statistics
13 29 (21.97%) HTML
14 27 (20.45%) MS PowerPoint
15 25 (18.94%) Selenium
16 24 (18.18%) Biotechnology
16 24 (18.18%) Microsoft
16 24 (18.18%) Python
17 23 (17.42%) MS Excel
17 23 (17.42%) Web Services
17 23 (17.42%) C#
17 23 (17.42%) C++
17 23 (17.42%) JavaScript
18 22 (16.67%) CIPD
18 22 (16.67%) REST
19 21 (15.91%) Test Scripting
19 21 (15.91%) PL/SQL
19 21 (15.91%) Windows

Biology
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, 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 7 (5.30%) SharePoint
2 3 (2.27%) SAS
Applications
1 27 (20.45%) MS PowerPoint
2 23 (17.42%) MS Excel
3 6 (4.55%) SPSS
4 5 (3.79%) Mathematica
5 3 (2.27%) Stata
6 1 (0.76%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (0.76%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.76%) MS Office
6 1 (0.76%) Simulink
6 1 (0.76%) Maple
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.76%) SaaS
1 1 (0.76%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.52%) HTTP
1 2 (1.52%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 51 (38.64%) Relational Database
2 20 (15.15%) MySQL
3 9 (6.82%) SQL Server
4 7 (5.30%) Oracle Database
5 5 (3.79%) Hadoop
5 5 (3.79%) NoSQL
6 3 (2.27%) Data Warehouse
6 3 (2.27%) Data Mining
7 1 (0.76%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 25 (18.94%) Selenium
2 13 (9.85%) JMeter
3 9 (6.82%) Git (software)
4 7 (5.30%) QuickTest Pro
4 7 (5.30%) Toad
4 7 (5.30%) JIRA
5 2 (1.52%) Fiddler
6 1 (0.76%) Subversion
6 1 (0.76%) LoadRunner
General
1 36 (27.27%) Pharmaceutical
2 17 (12.88%) Marketing
3 5 (3.79%) Advertising
4 3 (2.27%) Finance
5 2 (1.52%) Manufacturing
5 2 (1.52%) Games
6 1 (0.76%) Retail
6 1 (0.76%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 37 (28.03%) Tester
2 28 (21.21%) Developer
3 24 (18.18%) Trainer
4 23 (17.42%) Graduate
5 22 (16.67%) Consultant
5 22 (16.67%) Training Consultant
6 20 (15.15%) Software Tester
7 18 (13.64%) Senior Tester
7 18 (13.64%) Graduate Developer
8 8 (6.06%) Author
8 8 (6.06%) Technical Author
8 8 (6.06%) Analyst
9 7 (5.30%) Data Scientist
10 6 (4.55%) Software Developer
11 5 (3.79%) Programmer
11 5 (3.79%) Senior Programmer
11 5 (3.79%) Senior Analyst
11 5 (3.79%) Senior Data Analyst
11 5 (3.79%) Data Analyst
11 5 (3.79%) Principal Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (21.97%) HTML
2 23 (17.42%) Web Services
3 22 (16.67%) REST
4 20 (15.15%) JSON
5 16 (12.12%) XML
6 15 (11.36%) GWT
7 13 (9.85%) CSS
8 12 (9.09%) J2EE
9 10 (7.58%) RESTful
10 9 (6.82%) RabbitMQ
10 9 (6.82%) Django
10 9 (6.82%) Spring
10 9 (6.82%) Ruby on Rails
11 8 (6.06%) Ext JS
12 4 (3.03%) JAX-RS
13 3 (2.27%) Natural Language Processing
14 2 (1.52%) .NET
15 1 (0.76%) WCF
15 1 (0.76%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 104 (78.79%) Chemistry
2 83 (62.88%) Life Science
3 47 (35.61%) Mathematics
3 47 (35.61%) Computer Science
4 36 (27.27%) Physics
5 31 (23.48%) Statistics
6 24 (18.18%) Biotechnology
7 17 (12.88%) Visualisation
8 10 (7.58%) E-Learning
9 9 (6.82%) Open Source
9 9 (6.82%) Robotics
10 7 (5.30%) LIMS
11 3 (2.27%) Artificial Intelligence
11 3 (2.27%) Data Integration
12 2 (1.52%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
12 2 (1.52%) Device Driver
12 2 (1.52%) Management Information System
13 1 (0.76%) Economics
13 1 (0.76%) Smart Meter
13 1 (0.76%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 21 (15.91%) Windows
2 11 (8.33%) Linux
3 3 (2.27%) UNIX
4 1 (0.76%) Android
4 1 (0.76%) Apple iOS
4 1 (0.76%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (32.58%) Bioinformatics
2 21 (15.91%) Test Scripting
3 19 (14.39%) Software Testing
3 19 (14.39%) Manual Testing
3 19 (14.39%) V-Model
4 18 (13.64%) Automated Testing
5 14 (10.61%) Analytics
6 12 (9.09%) Software Engineering
6 12 (9.09%) OO
7 10 (7.58%) Data Analysis
8 9 (6.82%) MVC
9 7 (5.30%) Test Management
9 7 (5.30%) Waterfall
10 5 (3.79%) DNA
10 5 (3.79%) CRM
10 5 (3.79%) Pay per click
10 5 (3.79%) SEO
10 5 (3.79%) MapReduce
11 4 (3.03%) Project Management
12 3 (2.27%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 38 (28.79%) Java
2 34 (25.76%) SQL
3 24 (18.18%) Python
4 23 (17.42%) C#
4 23 (17.42%) C++
4 23 (17.42%) JavaScript
5 21 (15.91%) PL/SQL
6 19 (14.39%) Perl
7 17 (12.88%) R
8 14 (10.61%) MATLAB
9 12 (9.09%) Ruby
9 12 (9.09%) C
10 9 (6.82%) VBA
11 3 (2.27%) Shell Script
12 1 (0.76%) PHP
12 1 (0.76%) VC++
12 1 (0.76%) Fortran
12 1 (0.76%) Pascal
12 1 (0.76%) Assembly Language
Qualifications
1 73 (55.30%) Degree
2 45 (34.09%) PhD
3 22 (16.67%) CIPD
4 19 (14.39%) ISEB
4 19 (14.39%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 5 (3.79%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.76%) QA
System Software
1 4 (3.03%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 7 (5.30%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 42 (31.82%) Oracle
2 24 (18.18%) Microsoft
3 7 (5.30%) HP
4 5 (3.79%) Facebook
4 5 (3.79%) Twitter
5 4 (3.03%) VMware
6 1 (0.76%) Minitab
6 1 (0.76%) Adobe
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