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 28 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Biology
Rank 883 814 851
Rank change year-on-year
-69 +37
Permanent jobs citing Biology 10 93 22
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.009% 0.081% 0.021%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.022% 0.21% 0.051%
Number of salaries quoted 2 67 8
Average salary £30,000 £28,500 £26,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.26% +8.57%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £25,000 £24,700
10% offered a salary of more than £32,000 £35,000 £43,250
UK excluding London average salary £30,000 £28,500 £26,250
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +8.57%

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
44813 44603 43190
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 40.92% 38.87% 40.66%
Number of salaries quoted 35889 34686 34870
Average salary £47,500 £47,500 £46,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +2.15%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £28,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £77,500 £75,000 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.25% -

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
Top 12 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 28 August 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 -80 9 £30,000 +5.26% 3
East of England -8 8 £27,500 -21.42% 3
Cambridge +11 5 - - 3
Cambridgeshire +3 5 - - 3
Essex - 2 - -
South East -55 1 £32,500 +14.03%
Stevenage - 1 £27,500 -
Oxford - 1 £32,500 -
Oxfordshire - 1 £32,500 -
Edinburgh - 1 - -
Scotland - 1 - -
Hertfordshire - 1 £27,500 -

Biology
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 10 (55.56%) Degree
1 10 (55.56%) Computer Science
2 8 (44.44%) Bioinformatics
2 8 (44.44%) Java
2 8 (44.44%) Life Science
3 7 (38.89%) Chemistry
3 7 (38.89%) Mathematics
4 6 (33.33%) Perl
4 6 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (27.78%) Physics
5 5 (27.78%) Git (software)
5 5 (27.78%) .NET
6 4 (22.22%) MySQL
6 4 (22.22%) Oracle
6 4 (22.22%) OO
6 4 (22.22%) Microsoft
6 4 (22.22%) Finance
6 4 (22.22%) Pharmaceutical
6 4 (22.22%) Analytics
6 4 (22.22%) Relational Database
7 3 (16.67%) REST
7 3 (16.67%) Linux
7 3 (16.67%) SAS
7 3 (16.67%) Python
7 3 (16.67%) VB.NET
7 3 (16.67%) SQL
7 3 (16.67%) JavaScript
7 3 (16.67%) C
7 3 (16.67%) C++
8 2 (11.11%) C#

Biology
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 3 (16.67%) SAS
Applications
1 1 (5.56%) MS Office
1 1 (5.56%) MS Excel
1 1 (5.56%) Simulink
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.56%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (5.56%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.56%) Ethernet
1 1 (5.56%) HTTP
1 1 (5.56%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (22.22%) MySQL
1 4 (22.22%) Relational Database
2 2 (11.11%) SQLite
2 2 (11.11%) Big Data
3 1 (5.56%) SQL Server
3 1 (5.56%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (5.56%) Spotfire
Development Applications
1 5 (27.78%) Git (software)
2 2 (11.11%) Subversion
3 1 (5.56%) Fiddler
General
1 4 (22.22%) Pharmaceutical
1 4 (22.22%) Finance
2 2 (11.11%) Marketing
3 1 (5.56%) Games
Job Titles
1 9 (50.00%) Developer
2 7 (38.89%) Software Developer
3 4 (22.22%) Analyst
4 3 (16.67%) Graduate
4 3 (16.67%) Technical Analyst
4 3 (16.67%) Support Analyst
4 3 (16.67%) Technical Support
4 3 (16.67%) Applications Support
4 3 (16.67%) Technical Support Analyst
4 3 (16.67%) Applications Support Analyst
5 2 (11.11%) Test Engineer
5 2 (11.11%) Senior Developer
6 1 (5.56%) Solutions Architect
6 1 (5.56%) Architect
6 1 (5.56%) Junior
6 1 (5.56%) Software Engineer
6 1 (5.56%) Software Test Engineer
6 1 (5.56%) Enterprise Architect
6 1 (5.56%) Applications Architect
6 1 (5.56%) Graduate Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (27.78%) .NET
2 3 (16.67%) REST
3 2 (11.11%) Web Services
3 2 (11.11%) RESTful
4 1 (5.56%) CSS
4 1 (5.56%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 10 (55.56%) Computer Science
2 8 (44.44%) Life Science
3 7 (38.89%) Mathematics
3 7 (38.89%) Chemistry
4 5 (27.78%) Physics
5 2 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (11.11%) Data Integration
5 2 (11.11%) Semantic Web
5 2 (11.11%) Biotechnology
5 2 (11.11%) Management Information System
5 2 (11.11%) Statistics
5 2 (11.11%) Ontologies
5 2 (11.11%) Informatics
6 1 (5.56%) Applied Mathematics
6 1 (5.56%) Visualisation
6 1 (5.56%) Embedded Systems
6 1 (5.56%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 3 (16.67%) Linux
2 2 (11.11%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (44.44%) Bioinformatics
2 6 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (22.22%) Analytics
3 4 (22.22%) OO
4 2 (11.11%) RDF
4 2 (11.11%) Project Management
4 2 (11.11%) Workflow
4 2 (11.11%) Software Engineering
4 2 (11.11%) Web Application Development
4 2 (11.11%) Data Analysis
5 1 (5.56%) ITIL
5 1 (5.56%) PRINCE2
5 1 (5.56%) Business Analysis
5 1 (5.56%) Software Testing
5 1 (5.56%) Statistical Analysis
5 1 (5.56%) Performance Testing
5 1 (5.56%) Test Automation
5 1 (5.56%) Open Source
5 1 (5.56%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (5.56%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 8 (44.44%) Java
2 6 (33.33%) Perl
3 3 (16.67%) SQL
3 3 (16.67%) JavaScript
3 3 (16.67%) C
3 3 (16.67%) C++
3 3 (16.67%) VB.NET
3 3 (16.67%) Python
4 2 (11.11%) SPARQL
4 2 (11.11%) Go
4 2 (11.11%) C#
5 1 (5.56%) Delphi
5 1 (5.56%) VB
5 1 (5.56%) R
5 1 (5.56%) Fortran
5 1 (5.56%) Embedded C
5 1 (5.56%) Pascal
5 1 (5.56%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 10 (55.56%) Degree
2 2 (11.11%) PhD
Vendors
1 4 (22.22%) Oracle
1 4 (22.22%) Microsoft
2 2 (11.11%) Google
2 2 (11.11%) SAP
3 1 (5.56%) Siebel
Hinxton, Cambridge, South East
EMBL
Salary: (monthly salary starting at £2,769.45 free of UK income tax plus mobility and other allowances where applicable)
Posted: 10 days ago
Hinxton, near Cambridge, UK
EMBL
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 24 days ago