The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Biology in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Biology over the 3 months to 26 September 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
26 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Biology
Rank 852 947 894
Rank change year-on-year
+95 -53
Permanent jobs citing Biology 66 16 90
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.069% 0.015% 0.079%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.17% 0.035% 0.20%
Number of salaries quoted 26 5 63
Median salary £40,000 £40,320 £30,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-0.79% +34.39%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £40,320 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £60,000 £35,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,320 £30,000
% change year-on-year
+5.40% +34.39%

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
39206 45906 45879
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 40.97% 42.41% 40.15%
Number of salaries quoted 32009 36939 35878
Median salary £50,000 £49,000 £46,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+2.04% +6.52%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,750 £28,500 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £72,500 £77,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%

Biology
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of job ads citing Biology as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 26 September 2016 within the UK.

Biology Salary Histogram in the UK

Biology
Top 13 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Biology within the UK over the 3 months to 26 September 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +95 65 £37,500 -37.50% 9
East of England +50 35 - - 7
Cambridge +36 35 - - 6
Cambridgeshire +31 35 - - 6
London +59 18 £28,000 -53.33% 1
South East +44 8 £30,000 -
Oxfordshire - 5 £37,500 -
Yorkshire - 4 £42,500 - 1
Sheffield - 4 £42,500 -
South Yorkshire - 4 £42,500 -
Surrey +19 3 £24,000 -
Oxford - 3 £45,000 -
Abingdon - 2 £30,000 -

Biology
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 September 2016, IT jobs citing Biology also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads with a requirement for Biology.

1 54 (65.06%) Bioinformatics
2 51 (61.45%) Finance
3 50 (60.24%) Degree
4 46 (55.42%) Computer Science
5 44 (53.01%) Python
6 33 (39.76%) Software Engineering
6 33 (39.76%) Big Data
7 31 (37.35%) Linux
8 26 (31.33%) Agile Software Development
9 24 (28.92%) Java
10 22 (26.51%) Mathematics
11 21 (25.30%) Chemistry
11 21 (25.30%) SQL
12 20 (24.10%) Oracle
12 20 (24.10%) C++
12 20 (24.10%) Physics
13 19 (22.89%) HTML
14 18 (21.69%) Algorithms
15 17 (20.48%) Relational Database
15 17 (20.48%) Open Source
16 16 (19.28%) Git (software)
16 16 (19.28%) C
16 16 (19.28%) C#
16 16 (19.28%) Perl
17 15 (18.07%) Life Science
18 14 (16.87%) JavaScript
19 13 (15.66%) MySQL
19 13 (15.66%) Pharmaceutical
19 13 (15.66%) Management Information System
20 12 (14.46%) LDAP

Biology
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 5 (6.02%) Apache
1 5 (6.02%) Confluence
1 5 (6.02%) IIS
2 4 (4.82%) Apache Solr
2 4 (4.82%) SAS
3 2 (2.41%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (1.20%) CMS
4 1 (1.20%) Drupal
Applications
1 4 (4.82%) MS Excel
1 4 (4.82%) MS Office
2 2 (2.41%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (1.20%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 7 (8.43%) GitHub
2 3 (3.61%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 12 (14.46%) LDAP
2 5 (6.02%) DHCP
2 5 (6.02%) DMZ
2 5 (6.02%) DNS
2 5 (6.02%) Firewall
2 5 (6.02%) Kerberos
2 5 (6.02%) SSH
2 5 (6.02%) SSL
2 5 (6.02%) Unified Communications
3 4 (4.82%) HTTP
4 3 (3.61%) IMAP
4 3 (3.61%) SMTP
5 2 (2.41%) FTP
6 1 (1.20%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (39.76%) Big Data
2 17 (20.48%) Relational Database
3 13 (15.66%) MySQL
4 10 (12.05%) MongoDB
5 9 (10.84%) Hadoop
6 8 (9.64%) PostgreSQL
7 5 (6.02%) Apache Cassandra
7 5 (6.02%) HBase
7 5 (6.02%) NoSQL
7 5 (6.02%) Parquet
8 4 (4.82%) BusinessObjects
8 4 (4.82%) Data Warehouse
8 4 (4.82%) SQL Server
9 2 (2.41%) RDBMS
9 2 (2.41%) Spotfire
10 1 (1.20%) Data Mining
10 1 (1.20%) Text Mining
Development Applications
1 16 (19.28%) Git (software)
2 5 (6.02%) JIRA
3 2 (2.41%) Subversion
General
1 51 (61.45%) Finance
2 13 (15.66%) Pharmaceutical
3 5 (6.02%) Publishing
4 4 (4.82%) Local Government
4 4 (4.82%) Retail
5 1 (1.20%) Electronics
5 1 (1.20%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.20%) Marketing
5 1 (1.20%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 20 (24.10%) Developer
2 19 (22.89%) Software Engineer
3 10 (12.05%) Architect
4 8 (9.64%) Graduate
4 8 (9.64%) Software Developer
5 6 (7.23%) Senior Software Engineer
5 6 (7.23%) Team Leader
6 5 (6.02%) Administrator
6 5 (6.02%) Analyst
6 5 (6.02%) Database Architect
6 5 (6.02%) Java Architect
6 5 (6.02%) Python Developer
6 5 (6.02%) Systems Administrator
6 5 (6.02%) User Experience Architect
7 4 (4.82%) C# Software Engineer
7 4 (4.82%) C++ Software Engineer
7 4 (4.82%) JavaScript Developer
7 4 (4.82%) Python Software Engineer
7 4 (4.82%) Systems Engineer
7 4 (4.82%) Unix Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (22.89%) HTML
2 10 (12.05%) CSS
3 8 (9.64%) Web Services
4 6 (7.23%) .NET
4 6 (7.23%) NumPy
4 6 (7.23%) Pandas
4 6 (7.23%) SciPy
4 6 (7.23%) WPF
5 5 (6.02%) AngularJS
5 5 (6.02%) D3.js
5 5 (6.02%) LAMP
5 5 (6.02%) Middleware
6 4 (4.82%) Flask
6 4 (4.82%) HTML5 Canvas
6 4 (4.82%) LESS
6 4 (4.82%) Node.js
6 4 (4.82%) Sass
6 4 (4.82%) SVG
6 4 (4.82%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 4 (4.82%) Web Components
Miscellaneous
1 46 (55.42%) Computer Science
2 22 (26.51%) Mathematics
3 21 (25.30%) Chemistry
4 20 (24.10%) Physics
5 18 (21.69%) Algorithms
6 15 (18.07%) Life Science
7 13 (15.66%) Management Information System
8 12 (14.46%) User Experience
9 10 (12.05%) Informatics
10 7 (8.43%) Analytical Skills
10 7 (8.43%) Data Centre
11 5 (6.02%) Data Structures
11 5 (6.02%) Ontologies
11 5 (6.02%) Private Cloud
11 5 (6.02%) Psychology
11 5 (6.02%) Public Cloud
11 5 (6.02%) Virtual Team
11 5 (6.02%) Visualisation
12 4 (4.82%) Biotechnology
13 3 (3.61%) Neural Network
Operating Systems
1 31 (37.35%) Linux
2 11 (13.25%) Unix
3 9 (10.84%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 5 (6.02%) Windows
5 3 (3.61%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (65.06%) Bioinformatics
2 33 (39.76%) Software Engineering
3 26 (31.33%) Agile Software Development
4 17 (20.48%) Open Source
5 11 (13.25%) Scrum
6 10 (12.05%) Project Management
7 9 (10.84%) Analytics
7 9 (10.84%) Infrastructure Management
8 8 (9.64%) Data Modelling
8 8 (9.64%) Web Development
9 6 (7.23%) Data Management
9 6 (7.23%) Data Security
9 6 (7.23%) DevOps
9 6 (7.23%) Information Architecture
9 6 (7.23%) Kanban
9 6 (7.23%) Machine Learning
9 6 (7.23%) Mentoring
9 6 (7.23%) SDLC
9 6 (7.23%) Unit Testing
9 6 (7.23%) Usability Testing
Programming Languages
1 44 (53.01%) Python
2 24 (28.92%) Java
3 21 (25.30%) SQL
4 20 (24.10%) C++
5 16 (19.28%) C
5 16 (19.28%) C#
5 16 (19.28%) Perl
6 14 (16.87%) JavaScript
7 9 (10.84%) Bash Shell
7 9 (10.84%) MATLAB
8 6 (7.23%) Shell Script
9 5 (6.02%) PowerShell
10 4 (4.82%) ES6
10 4 (4.82%) XAML
11 3 (3.61%) R
11 3 (3.61%) VB
12 1 (1.20%) PHP
12 1 (1.20%) Scala
Qualifications
1 50 (60.24%) Degree
2 12 (14.46%) PhD
3 7 (8.43%) Security Cleared
4 2 (2.41%) Postgraduate
5 1 (1.20%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (7.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 8 (9.64%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (6.02%) Active Directory
2 5 (6.02%) NFS
3 3 (3.61%) Postfix
3 3 (3.61%) Samba
3 3 (3.61%) Sendmail
3 3 (3.61%) Shibboleth
4 2 (2.41%) Docker
4 2 (2.41%) GPFS
4 2 (2.41%) PanFS
Systems Management
1 5 (6.02%) Ganglia
1 5 (6.02%) Nagios
1 5 (6.02%) Puppet
Vendors
1 20 (24.10%) Oracle
2 9 (10.84%) Microsoft
3 8 (9.64%) VMware
4 6 (7.23%) Red Hat
5 5 (6.02%) Cisco
5 5 (6.02%) Dell
5 5 (6.02%) EMC
5 5 (6.02%) HP
5 5 (6.02%) Isilon
5 5 (6.02%) SAP
6 4 (4.82%) Twitter
7 2 (2.41%) Google
7 2 (2.41%) IBM
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