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 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 836 858 896
Rank change year-on-year
+22 +38
Permanent jobs citing Biology 79 18 19
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.069% 0.017% 0.016%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.18% 0.043% 0.041%
Number of salaries quoted 58 9 19
Average salary £30,000 £27,500 £55,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+9.09% -50.00%
UK excluding London average salary £30,000 £27,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -50.00%

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
43153 41960 45983
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 37.88% 39.23% 39.29%
Number of salaries quoted 33761 34075 38512
Average salary £46,000 £46,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-1.07% +3.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £75,000 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%

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 30 September 2014 within the UK.

Biology Salary Histogram in the UK

Biology
Top 17 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 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
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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 +15 78 £30,000 +9.09% 5
South East +37 62 £30,000 +20.00%
Surrey +47 61 £30,000 +20.00%
Cambridgeshire -1 9 £35,000 -17.64% 4
East of England -14 9 £35,000 -17.64% 4
Cambridge +2 7 £35,000 -17.64% 3
London - 5 £50,000 - 1
City of London - 4 £47,500 - 1
West Yorkshire - 2 £25,000 -
Yorkshire - 2 £25,000 -
Wetherby - 2 £25,000 -
Guildford +1 1 - -
Horsham - 1 £25,000 -
County Antrim - 1 £23,000 -
Belfast - 1 £23,000 -
West Sussex - 1 £25,000 -
Northern Ireland - 1 £23,000 -

Biology
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 September 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.

1 125 (84.46%) Chemistry
2 107 (72.30%) Life Science
3 71 (47.97%) Degree
4 63 (42.57%) PhD
5 57 (38.51%) Bioinformatics
6 53 (35.81%) Pharmaceutical
7 52 (35.14%) Oracle
8 51 (34.46%) Mathematics
9 48 (32.43%) Relational Database
10 43 (29.05%) Microsoft
11 42 (28.38%) Biotechnology
12 41 (27.70%) Computer Science
12 41 (27.70%) SQL
13 39 (26.35%) Selenium
14 38 (25.68%) Physics
15 36 (24.32%) Java
16 34 (22.97%) Web Services
17 33 (22.30%) MS PowerPoint
18 32 (21.62%) MS Excel
19 31 (20.95%) Windows
19 31 (20.95%) HTML
19 31 (20.95%) PL/SQL
19 31 (20.95%) Manual Testing
20 30 (20.27%) Statistics
20 30 (20.27%) CIPD
21 29 (19.59%) Agile Software Development
21 29 (19.59%) ISEB
22 28 (18.92%) MySQL
23 23 (15.54%) J2EE
23 23 (15.54%) JMeter

Biology
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 September 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 (4.73%) SharePoint
2 2 (1.35%) SAS
3 1 (0.68%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 33 (22.30%) MS PowerPoint
2 32 (21.62%) MS Excel
3 2 (1.35%) SPSS
3 2 (1.35%) MS Office
4 1 (0.68%) Photoshop
4 1 (0.68%) Maple
4 1 (0.68%) Simulink
4 1 (0.68%) Stata
4 1 (0.68%) Mathematica
4 1 (0.68%) Adobe Illustrator
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.35%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.68%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.35%) HTTP
1 2 (1.35%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 48 (32.43%) Relational Database
2 28 (18.92%) MySQL
3 10 (6.76%) SQL Server
4 7 (4.73%) Oracle Database
5 4 (2.70%) NoSQL
6 3 (2.03%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (1.35%) Data Mining
7 2 (1.35%) Hadoop
8 1 (0.68%) MongoDB
8 1 (0.68%) HBase
8 1 (0.68%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 39 (26.35%) Selenium
2 23 (15.54%) JMeter
3 17 (11.49%) QuickTest Pro
4 10 (6.76%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 9 (6.08%) Git (software)
6 7 (4.73%) Toad
6 7 (4.73%) JIRA
7 2 (1.35%) Fiddler
8 1 (0.68%) LoadRunner
8 1 (0.68%) Subversion
General
1 53 (35.81%) Pharmaceutical
2 15 (10.14%) Marketing
3 3 (2.03%) Advertising
4 2 (1.35%) Games
4 2 (1.35%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.68%) Finance
5 1 (0.68%) Retail
5 1 (0.68%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 51 (34.46%) Tester
2 34 (22.97%) Software Tester
3 32 (21.62%) Trainer
4 30 (20.27%) Consultant
4 30 (20.27%) Training Consultant
5 26 (17.57%) Developer
6 24 (16.22%) Graduate
7 22 (14.86%) Senior Tester
8 17 (11.49%) Graduate Developer
9 8 (5.41%) Author
9 8 (5.41%) Technical Author
10 7 (4.73%) Senior Software Tester
11 6 (4.05%) Analyst
12 5 (3.38%) Programmer
12 5 (3.38%) Software Developer
12 5 (3.38%) Senior Programmer
13 4 (2.70%) Principal Software Developer
13 4 (2.70%) Ruby Developer
14 3 (2.03%) Senior Data Analyst
14 3 (2.03%) Data Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (22.97%) Web Services
2 31 (20.95%) HTML
3 23 (15.54%) J2EE
4 21 (14.19%) REST
5 20 (13.51%) JSON
6 16 (10.81%) XML
7 15 (10.14%) GWT
8 14 (9.46%) CSS
9 9 (6.08%) Ext JS
9 9 (6.08%) RESTful
10 8 (5.41%) Django
10 8 (5.41%) Spring
10 8 (5.41%) Ruby on Rails
10 8 (5.41%) RabbitMQ
11 4 (2.70%) JAX-RS
12 3 (2.03%) .NET
13 2 (1.35%) HTML5
13 2 (1.35%) Natural Language Processing
14 1 (0.68%) Backbone.js
14 1 (0.68%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 125 (84.46%) Chemistry
2 107 (72.30%) Life Science
3 51 (34.46%) Mathematics
4 42 (28.38%) Biotechnology
5 41 (27.70%) Computer Science
6 38 (25.68%) Physics
7 30 (20.27%) Statistics
8 15 (10.14%) Analytical Skills
9 14 (9.46%) E-Learning
10 13 (8.78%) Visualisation
11 9 (6.08%) Open Source
12 8 (5.41%) Robotics
13 6 (4.05%) LIMS
13 6 (4.05%) Algorithms
14 2 (1.35%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
14 2 (1.35%) Management Information System
14 2 (1.35%) Device Driver
14 2 (1.35%) Artificial Intelligence
14 2 (1.35%) Data Integration
15 1 (0.68%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 31 (20.95%) Windows
2 20 (13.51%) Linux
3 10 (6.76%) Mac OS X
3 10 (6.76%) Solaris
4 3 (2.03%) UNIX
5 1 (0.68%) Android
5 1 (0.68%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.68%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 57 (38.51%) Bioinformatics
2 31 (20.95%) Manual Testing
3 29 (19.59%) Agile Software Development
4 22 (14.86%) Automated Testing
5 21 (14.19%) Software Testing
5 21 (14.19%) Test Scripting
6 19 (12.84%) V-Model
7 12 (8.11%) Software Engineering
7 12 (8.11%) Analytics
8 11 (7.43%) OO
9 9 (6.08%) Data Analysis
10 8 (5.41%) MVC
10 8 (5.41%) Mentoring
11 7 (4.73%) Waterfall
11 7 (4.73%) Test Management
12 4 (2.70%) DNA
12 4 (2.70%) Project Management
13 3 (2.03%) Validation
13 3 (2.03%) CRM
13 3 (2.03%) SEO
Programming Languages
1 41 (27.70%) SQL
2 36 (24.32%) Java
3 31 (20.95%) PL/SQL
4 22 (14.86%) JavaScript
5 20 (13.51%) C#
5 20 (13.51%) C++
6 18 (12.16%) Python
7 15 (10.14%) Perl
8 11 (7.43%) Ruby
9 10 (6.76%) R
9 10 (6.76%) C
10 9 (6.08%) MATLAB
11 5 (3.38%) VBA
12 2 (1.35%) Shell Script
13 1 (0.68%) VC++
13 1 (0.68%) VB.NET
13 1 (0.68%) Fortran
13 1 (0.68%) Assembly Language
13 1 (0.68%) Pascal
13 1 (0.68%) PHP
Qualifications
1 71 (47.97%) Degree
2 63 (42.57%) PhD
3 30 (20.27%) CIPD
4 29 (19.59%) ISEB
5 19 (12.84%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 5 (3.38%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (6.76%) GLP
2 1 (0.68%) QA
System Software
1 4 (2.70%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 17 (11.49%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 52 (35.14%) Oracle
2 43 (29.05%) Microsoft
3 7 (4.73%) HP
4 4 (2.70%) VMware
5 3 (2.03%) Facebook
5 3 (2.03%) Twitter
6 1 (0.68%) Minitab
6 1 (0.68%) Adobe
City of London
Progressive Recruitment
Salary: £60000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
TheSmartList
Salary: £Competitive
Posted: 13 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Accelrys
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 15 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Accelrys
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 22 days ago