The first 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 25 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all terms in our Miscellaneous category.

Location
3 months to
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Biology
Rank 821 853 883
Rank change year-on-year
+32 +30
Permanent jobs citing Biology 84 26 16
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.072% 0.024% 0.014%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.23% 0.073% 0.041%
Number of salaries quoted 62 5 16
Average salary £30,000 £40,000 £55,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-25.00% -27.27%
UK excluding London average salary £30,000 £40,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year
-25.00% -27.27%
Miscellaneous Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
36984 35589 38854
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 31.56% 32.71% 32.95%
Number of salaries quoted 29344 28826 32914
Average salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £27,500 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £75,000 £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 25 July 2014 within the UK.

Biology Salary Histogram in the UK

Biology
Top 14 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 25 July 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 +29 84 £30,000 -25.00% 6
South East +30 58 £28,500 +18.75% 2
Surrey +35 56 £28,500 +18.75% 2
Cambridgeshire +13 19 £35,000 -15.15% 2
East of England +10 19 £35,000 -15.15% 3
Cambridge +7 14 £35,000 -12.50% 2
London -43 6 £45,000 - 1
Guildford - 3 - -
Slough - 2 £67,500 -
Berkshire - 2 £67,500 -
Wetherby - 1 £25,000 -
West Yorkshire - 1 £25,000 -
Yorkshire - 1 £25,000 -
City of London - 1 - - 1

Biology
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 84 (68.29%) Chemistry
2 74 (60.16%) Degree
3 67 (54.47%) Life Science
4 57 (46.34%) Relational Database
5 54 (43.90%) Computer Science
6 44 (35.77%) Java
7 43 (34.96%) SQL
8 41 (33.33%) Oracle
8 41 (33.33%) Mathematics
9 38 (30.89%) Bioinformatics
10 36 (29.27%) PhD
11 35 (28.46%) Physics
12 34 (27.64%) Statistics
13 29 (23.58%) MySQL
14 28 (22.76%) Python
14 28 (22.76%) C#
15 27 (21.95%) Pharmaceutical
16 26 (21.14%) HTML
16 26 (21.14%) REST
17 25 (20.33%) MS PowerPoint
18 24 (19.51%) Perl
18 24 (19.51%) PL/SQL
18 24 (19.51%) Visualisation
19 23 (18.70%) C++
20 22 (17.89%) JavaScript
20 22 (17.89%) Marketing
20 22 (17.89%) Selenium
20 22 (17.89%) R
21 21 (17.07%) Web Services
22 20 (16.26%) Test Scripting

Biology
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 (5.69%) SharePoint
2 3 (2.44%) SAS
Applications
1 25 (20.33%) MS PowerPoint
2 19 (15.45%) MS Excel
3 6 (4.88%) SPSS
3 6 (4.88%) Mathematica
4 4 (3.25%) Stata
5 1 (0.81%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.81%) MS Office
5 1 (0.81%) Adobe Illustrator
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.81%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (0.81%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.63%) HTTP
1 2 (1.63%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 57 (46.34%) Relational Database
2 29 (23.58%) MySQL
3 12 (9.76%) SQL Server
4 11 (8.94%) NoSQL
5 10 (8.13%) Oracle Database
6 7 (5.69%) Data Warehouse
7 6 (4.88%) Hadoop
8 4 (3.25%) RDBMS
8 4 (3.25%) PostgreSQL
8 4 (3.25%) Oracle Database 11g
9 3 (2.44%) Data Mining
10 1 (0.81%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 22 (17.89%) Selenium
2 12 (9.76%) JMeter
3 9 (7.32%) Git (software)
4 7 (5.69%) JIRA
4 7 (5.69%) Toad
4 7 (5.69%) QuickTest Pro
5 2 (1.63%) Fiddler
6 1 (0.81%) LoadRunner
6 1 (0.81%) Subversion
General
1 27 (21.95%) Pharmaceutical
2 22 (17.89%) Marketing
3 11 (8.94%) Advertising
4 4 (3.25%) Finance
5 3 (2.44%) Games
6 2 (1.63%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.81%) Retail
7 1 (0.81%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 33 (26.83%) Tester
2 27 (21.95%) Developer
3 20 (16.26%) Graduate
4 17 (13.82%) Software Tester
4 17 (13.82%) Graduate Developer
5 15 (12.20%) Senior Tester
6 14 (11.38%) Trainer
6 14 (11.38%) Analyst
6 14 (11.38%) Consultant
6 14 (11.38%) Training Consultant
7 8 (6.50%) Senior Analyst
7 8 (6.50%) Senior Data Analyst
7 8 (6.50%) Data Analyst
8 7 (5.69%) Author
8 7 (5.69%) Technical Author
9 6 (4.88%) Software Developer
9 6 (4.88%) Programmer
9 6 (4.88%) Data Scientist
10 5 (4.07%) Principal Software Developer
10 5 (4.07%) Senior Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (21.14%) HTML
1 26 (21.14%) REST
2 21 (17.07%) Web Services
3 18 (14.63%) JSON
4 14 (11.38%) XML
5 13 (10.57%) GWT
6 12 (9.76%) CSS
7 11 (8.94%) J2EE
8 10 (8.13%) RESTful
9 9 (7.32%) Django
9 9 (7.32%) RabbitMQ
9 9 (7.32%) Spring
9 9 (7.32%) Ruby on Rails
10 7 (5.69%) Ext JS
11 6 (4.88%) MapReduce
12 4 (3.25%) JAX-RS
13 3 (2.44%) Natural Language Processing
14 1 (0.81%) WCF
14 1 (0.81%) HTML5
14 1 (0.81%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 84 (68.29%) Chemistry
2 67 (54.47%) Life Science
3 54 (43.90%) Computer Science
4 41 (33.33%) Mathematics
5 35 (28.46%) Physics
6 34 (27.64%) Statistics
7 24 (19.51%) Visualisation
8 15 (12.20%) Biotechnology
9 9 (7.32%) Open Source
9 9 (7.32%) Robotics
10 6 (4.88%) E-Learning
10 6 (4.88%) LIMS
11 4 (3.25%) Firmware
12 3 (2.44%) Artificial Intelligence
12 3 (2.44%) Data Integration
13 2 (1.63%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
13 2 (1.63%) Device Driver
14 1 (0.81%) Management Information System
14 1 (0.81%) Hedge funds
14 1 (0.81%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 19 (15.45%) Windows
2 15 (12.20%) Linux
3 7 (5.69%) UNIX
4 1 (0.81%) Android
4 1 (0.81%) Apple iOS
4 1 (0.81%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (30.89%) Bioinformatics
2 20 (16.26%) Test Scripting
3 18 (14.63%) V-Model
3 18 (14.63%) Software Testing
4 17 (13.82%) Manual Testing
5 15 (12.20%) Automated Testing
6 14 (11.38%) Analytics
7 13 (10.57%) Software Engineering
7 13 (10.57%) OO
8 11 (8.94%) CRM
8 11 (8.94%) SEO
8 11 (8.94%) Pay per click
9 9 (7.32%) MVC
10 7 (5.69%) Test Management
10 7 (5.69%) Waterfall
11 6 (4.88%) Data Analysis
12 5 (4.07%) DNA
13 4 (3.25%) Data Modelling
13 4 (3.25%) Project Management
13 4 (3.25%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 44 (35.77%) Java
2 43 (34.96%) SQL
3 28 (22.76%) Python
3 28 (22.76%) C#
4 24 (19.51%) Perl
4 24 (19.51%) PL/SQL
5 23 (18.70%) C++
6 22 (17.89%) JavaScript
6 22 (17.89%) R
7 15 (12.20%) VBA
8 12 (9.76%) Ruby
8 12 (9.76%) C
9 11 (8.94%) MATLAB
10 7 (5.69%) Shell Script
11 1 (0.81%) VC++
11 1 (0.81%) F#
11 1 (0.81%) PHP
Qualifications
1 74 (60.16%) Degree
2 36 (29.27%) PhD
3 18 (14.63%) ISEB
3 18 (14.63%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 14 (11.38%) CIPD
5 5 (4.07%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.81%) QA
System Software
1 4 (3.25%) Oracle RMAN
1 4 (3.25%) Oracle RAC
1 4 (3.25%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 7 (5.69%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (3.25%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 41 (33.33%) Oracle
2 16 (13.01%) Microsoft
3 12 (9.76%) Facebook
4 11 (8.94%) Twitter
5 7 (5.69%) HP
6 4 (3.25%) VMware
7 1 (0.81%) Google
7 1 (0.81%) Adobe
Surrey
Edissero Ltd
Salary: excellent benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Surrey
Edissero Ltd
Salary: £Competitive + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
City of London
Progressive Recruitment
Salary: competitive
Posted: 9 days ago
Cambridge, United Kingdom
Accelrys
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 14 days ago