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 19 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Biology
Rank 882 877 852
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -25
Permanent jobs citing Biology 15 13 33
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.013% 0.012% 0.029%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.036% 0.030% 0.074%
Number of salaries quoted 11 3 33
Average salary £42,500 £32,500 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+30.76% -31.57%
90% offered a salary of more than £36,500 £29,300 £34,000
10% offered a salary of more than £100,000 £50,500 £79,000
UK excluding London average salary £36,500 £32,500 £41,250
% change year-on-year
+12.30% -21.21%

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
42027 43003 44675
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 37.53% 39.27% 38.69%
Number of salaries quoted 33970 33822 37441
Average salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £28,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £72,500 £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 19 December 2014 within the UK.

Biology Salary Histogram in the UK

Biology
Top 7 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 19 December 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 0 15 £42,500 +30.76% 10
London +27 7 £100,000 +139.52%
East of England -21 6 £36,500 - 10
Cambridgeshire -13 5 £36,500 - 10
Cambridge - 5 £36,500 - 10
South East +11 2 - -
Surrey - 2 - -

Biology
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 98 (89.91%) Chemistry
2 89 (81.65%) Life Science
3 48 (44.04%) PhD
4 47 (43.12%) Degree
5 45 (41.28%) Bioinformatics
5 45 (41.28%) Pharmaceutical
6 39 (35.78%) Oracle
7 37 (33.94%) Microsoft
7 37 (33.94%) Biotechnology
7 37 (33.94%) Mathematics
8 35 (32.11%) Web Services
9 28 (25.69%) HTML
9 28 (25.69%) Computer Science
9 28 (25.69%) Selenium
9 28 (25.69%) Windows
10 27 (24.77%) Relational Database
11 26 (23.85%) Agile Software Development
11 26 (23.85%) MS Excel
12 25 (22.94%) MS PowerPoint
12 25 (22.94%) CIPD
13 23 (21.10%) JavaScript
13 23 (21.10%) SQL
13 23 (21.10%) Physics
14 22 (20.18%) PL/SQL
15 20 (18.35%) ISEB
16 19 (17.43%) Java
17 18 (16.51%) REST
17 18 (16.51%) MySQL
17 18 (16.51%) Manual Testing
18 17 (15.60%) J2EE

Biology
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 5 (4.59%) SharePoint
2 1 (0.92%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 26 (23.85%) MS Excel
2 25 (22.94%) MS PowerPoint
3 4 (3.67%) Adobe Illustrator
3 4 (3.67%) Photoshop
4 2 (1.83%) MS Office
5 1 (0.92%) SPSS
5 1 (0.92%) Simulink
5 1 (0.92%) Maple
Cloud Services
1 7 (6.42%) Cloud Computing
2 6 (5.50%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (3.67%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (24.77%) Relational Database
2 18 (16.51%) MySQL
3 7 (6.42%) Big Data
4 6 (5.50%) Oracle Database
4 6 (5.50%) SQL Server
5 1 (0.92%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.92%) Hadoop
5 1 (0.92%) MongoDB
5 1 (0.92%) NoSQL
5 1 (0.92%) HBase
Development Applications
1 28 (25.69%) Selenium
2 16 (14.68%) JMeter
3 15 (13.76%) QuickTest Pro
4 10 (9.17%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 5 (4.59%) JIRA
5 5 (4.59%) Toad
6 4 (3.67%) Fiddler
7 2 (1.83%) Git (software)
8 1 (0.92%) Cucumber
8 1 (0.92%) Eclipse
8 1 (0.92%) Subversion
General
1 45 (41.28%) Pharmaceutical
2 16 (14.68%) Marketing
3 3 (2.75%) Billing
4 1 (0.92%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 32 (29.36%) Tester
2 27 (24.77%) Trainer
3 25 (22.94%) Consultant
3 25 (22.94%) Training Consultant
4 24 (22.02%) Software Tester
5 19 (17.43%) Graduate
6 16 (14.68%) Developer
7 14 (12.84%) Graduate Developer
8 12 (11.01%) Senior Tester
9 8 (7.34%) Author
9 8 (7.34%) Technical Author
10 6 (5.50%) Architect
10 6 (5.50%) Solutions Architect
10 6 (5.50%) Senior Solutions Architect
10 6 (5.50%) Senior Architect
10 6 (5.50%) Senior Software Tester
11 5 (4.59%) Software Engineer
12 4 (3.67%) Test Engineer
12 4 (3.67%) Mobility Architect
13 3 (2.75%) Data Scientist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (32.11%) Web Services
2 28 (25.69%) HTML
3 18 (16.51%) REST
4 17 (15.60%) J2EE
5 15 (13.76%) JSON
6 13 (11.93%) XML
6 13 (11.93%) GWT
6 13 (11.93%) CSS
7 9 (8.26%) Ext JS
8 5 (4.59%) HTML5
9 3 (2.75%) .NET
10 2 (1.83%) RESTful
11 1 (0.92%) jQuery
11 1 (0.92%) RabbitMQ
11 1 (0.92%) Backbone.js
11 1 (0.92%) AngularJS
11 1 (0.92%) ASP.NET
11 1 (0.92%) Ruby on Rails
11 1 (0.92%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 98 (89.91%) Chemistry
2 89 (81.65%) Life Science
3 37 (33.94%) Biotechnology
3 37 (33.94%) Mathematics
4 28 (25.69%) Computer Science
5 23 (21.10%) Physics
6 13 (11.93%) Statistics
7 11 (10.09%) E-Learning
8 9 (8.26%) Analytical Skills
9 6 (5.50%) Algorithms
10 5 (4.59%) User Experience
11 4 (3.67%) Mobile App
12 3 (2.75%) Visualisation
12 3 (2.75%) LIMS
13 2 (1.83%) Management Information System
13 2 (1.83%) Open Source
13 2 (1.83%) Enterprise Software
13 2 (1.83%) Data Structures
14 1 (0.92%) Smart Meter
14 1 (0.92%) Economics
Operating Systems
1 28 (25.69%) Windows
2 11 (10.09%) Linux
3 10 (9.17%) Mac OS X
3 10 (9.17%) Solaris
4 4 (3.67%) Android
4 4 (3.67%) Apple iOS
4 4 (3.67%) Windows Phone
5 1 (0.92%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (41.28%) Bioinformatics
2 26 (23.85%) Agile Software Development
3 18 (16.51%) Manual Testing
4 13 (11.93%) Software Testing
4 13 (11.93%) Test Scripting
4 13 (11.93%) Automated Testing
4 13 (11.93%) Software Engineering
5 10 (9.17%) V-Model
5 10 (9.17%) Analytics
6 8 (7.34%) Validation
7 7 (6.42%) Project Management
8 6 (5.50%) SOA
9 5 (4.59%) Waterfall
9 5 (4.59%) Test Management
9 5 (4.59%) Data Analysis
10 4 (3.67%) Performance Testing
10 4 (3.67%) Responsive Web Design
10 4 (3.67%) Web Design
10 4 (3.67%) Test Automation
11 2 (1.83%) Information Management
Programming Languages
1 23 (21.10%) SQL
1 23 (21.10%) JavaScript
2 22 (20.18%) PL/SQL
3 19 (17.43%) Java
4 13 (11.93%) C#
5 11 (10.09%) C++
6 9 (8.26%) Python
7 8 (7.34%) Perl
8 7 (6.42%) MATLAB
9 6 (5.50%) R
10 3 (2.75%) C
11 1 (0.92%) VB.NET
11 1 (0.92%) VBA
11 1 (0.92%) VC++
11 1 (0.92%) Ruby
11 1 (0.92%) Fortran
11 1 (0.92%) Assembly Language
11 1 (0.92%) Pascal
Qualifications
1 48 (44.04%) PhD
2 47 (43.12%) Degree
3 25 (22.94%) CIPD
4 20 (18.35%) ISEB
5 10 (9.17%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 2 (1.83%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (9.17%) GLP
2 2 (1.83%) QA
Systems Management
1 15 (13.76%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 39 (35.78%) Oracle
2 37 (33.94%) Microsoft
3 5 (4.59%) HP
4 4 (3.67%) Adobe
5 2 (1.83%) SAP
5 2 (1.83%) Siebel
6 1 (0.92%) Minitab
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