The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Biometrics in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Biometrics over the 3 months to 4 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
4 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Biometrics
Rank 861 839 816
Rank change year-on-year
-22 -23
Permanent jobs citing Biometrics 36 66 75
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.033% 0.057% 0.069%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.081% 0.14% 0.17%
Number of salaries quoted 32 46 72
Average salary £46,000 £40,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+15.00% -11.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £40,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £31,500 £40,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year
-21.25% -11.11%

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
44237 45661 43678
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 40.51% 39.20% 40.28%
Number of salaries quoted 35196 35860 35169
Average salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £28,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £75,000 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

Biometrics
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Biometrics within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Miscellaneous category.

Biometrics Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Biometrics
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Biometrics within the UK.

Biometrics Salary Trend in the UK

Biometrics
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Biometrics over the 3 months to 4 August 2015 within the UK.

Biometrics Salary Histogram in the UK

Biometrics
Top 10 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Biometrics within the UK over the 3 months to 4 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 0 36 £46,000 +15.00% 12
London +12 24 £50,000 +2.04% 8
West Yorkshire +11 11 £31,500 -
Yorkshire +5 11 £31,500 -
City of London +26 9 £60,000 +140.00% 5
Wetherby - 6 £27,500 -
Bradford - 5 £31,500 -
Leeds - 5 £31,500 -
Durham - 1 - -
North East - 1 - -

Biometrics
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 August 2015, IT jobs within the UK citing Biometrics 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 Biometrics.

1 25 (36.76%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (32.35%) Java
3 18 (26.47%) C++
4 17 (25.00%) Software Engineering
5 15 (22.06%) JavaScript
5 15 (22.06%) Web Services
6 14 (20.59%) REST
7 13 (19.12%) SQL
7 13 (19.12%) TDD
7 13 (19.12%) jQuery
8 12 (17.65%) Finance
8 12 (17.65%) C
8 12 (17.65%) XML
8 12 (17.65%) Windows
8 12 (17.65%) OO
9 11 (16.18%) Spring
9 11 (16.18%) Java EE
9 11 (16.18%) Degree
9 11 (16.18%) OAuth
10 10 (14.71%) Computer Science
10 10 (14.71%) SQL Server
10 10 (14.71%) OOP
11 9 (13.24%) Microsoft
11 9 (13.24%) Hibernate
11 9 (13.24%) IVR
12 8 (11.76%) Multithreading
12 8 (11.76%) Project Management
12 8 (11.76%) C#
12 8 (11.76%) Analytics
13 7 (10.29%) Signal Processing

Biometrics
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 4 August 2015, IT jobs within the UK citing Biometrics 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 Biometrics. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 6 (8.82%) Tomcat
2 3 (4.41%) MS Exchange
2 3 (4.41%) Exchange Server 2007
2 3 (4.41%) Exchange Server 2010
2 3 (4.41%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (1.47%) JBoss
Applications
1 1 (1.47%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.47%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.47%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (1.47%) Amazon S3
1 1 (1.47%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (10.29%) RFID
2 2 (2.94%) HTTPS
3 1 (1.47%) CTI
3 1 (1.47%) Internet
3 1 (1.47%) LDAP
3 1 (1.47%) Broadband
3 1 (1.47%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (14.71%) SQL Server
2 3 (4.41%) RDBMS
2 3 (4.41%) Relational Database
3 2 (2.94%) SQLite
3 2 (2.94%) Big Data
4 1 (1.47%) Amazon RDS
4 1 (1.47%) Oracle Database 12c
4 1 (1.47%) Oracle Database
4 1 (1.47%) Hadoop
4 1 (1.47%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 5 (7.35%) Ant
1 5 (7.35%) JUnit
1 5 (7.35%) Maven
2 4 (5.88%) CMake
3 3 (4.41%) Gradle
3 3 (4.41%) Eclipse
4 1 (1.47%) ClearQuest
4 1 (1.47%) Xcode
4 1 (1.47%) Subversion
4 1 (1.47%) SoapUI
4 1 (1.47%) Visual Studio
4 1 (1.47%) Jenkins
4 1 (1.47%) Jasmine
General
1 12 (17.65%) Finance
2 2 (2.94%) Telecoms
2 2 (2.94%) Banking
3 1 (1.47%) Retail
3 1 (1.47%) Multimedia
3 1 (1.47%) Retail Banking
3 1 (1.47%) Marketing
3 1 (1.47%) German Language
3 1 (1.47%) Law
Job Titles
1 30 (44.12%) Developer
2 9 (13.24%) Java Developer
3 8 (11.76%) Architect
3 8 (11.76%) Software Engineer
4 6 (8.82%) Software Developer
4 6 (8.82%) Systems Engineer
4 6 (8.82%) Solutions Architect
4 6 (8.82%) Java Software Engineer
4 6 (8.82%) C++ Developer
5 5 (7.35%) Research Engineer
5 5 (7.35%) Android Developer
5 5 (7.35%) IT Project Manager
5 5 (7.35%) Senior Developer
5 5 (7.35%) Project Manager
6 4 (5.88%) Senior C++ Developer
7 3 (4.41%) iOS Developer
7 3 (4.41%) 1st Line Support
7 3 (4.41%) 2nd Line Support
7 3 (4.41%) Support Technician
7 3 (4.41%) Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (22.06%) Web Services
2 14 (20.59%) REST
3 13 (19.12%) jQuery
4 12 (17.65%) XML
5 11 (16.18%) Java EE
5 11 (16.18%) Spring
5 11 (16.18%) OAuth
6 9 (13.24%) Hibernate
7 6 (8.82%) PhoneGap
8 5 (7.35%) Protocol Buffers
8 5 (7.35%) JSF
8 5 (7.35%) JAX-WS
8 5 (7.35%) JAXB
8 5 (7.35%) Middleware
8 5 (7.35%) JSP
8 5 (7.35%) Servlets
8 5 (7.35%) SOAP
9 3 (4.41%) HTML
9 3 (4.41%) CSS
9 3 (4.41%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 10 (14.71%) Computer Science
2 9 (13.24%) IVR
3 6 (8.82%) Smartphone
3 6 (8.82%) User Experience
4 5 (7.35%) Data Structures
4 5 (7.35%) Algorithms
4 5 (7.35%) Statistics
4 5 (7.35%) Visualisation
4 5 (7.35%) Mobile App
5 4 (5.88%) Mathematics
6 2 (2.94%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (2.94%) iPhone
6 2 (2.94%) Smartcard
7 1 (1.47%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (1.47%) CCTV
Operating Systems
1 12 (17.65%) Windows
2 5 (7.35%) Windows Server 2003
2 5 (7.35%) Android
2 5 (7.35%) Apple iOS
3 4 (5.88%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (4.41%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (4.41%) Linux
5 2 (2.94%) Windows XP
5 2 (2.94%) Windows Vista
6 1 (1.47%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (36.76%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (25.00%) Software Engineering
3 13 (19.12%) TDD
4 12 (17.65%) OO
5 10 (14.71%) OOP
6 8 (11.76%) Project Management
6 8 (11.76%) Multithreading
6 8 (11.76%) Analytics
7 7 (10.29%) Machine Learning
7 7 (10.29%) Signal Processing
7 7 (10.29%) Identity Management
7 7 (10.29%) MVC
7 7 (10.29%) Speech Recognition
8 6 (8.82%) Video Analytics
8 6 (8.82%) Image Processing
8 6 (8.82%) SDLC
9 5 (7.35%) Software Delivery
9 5 (7.35%) Android Development
9 5 (7.35%) Kalman Filter
9 5 (7.35%) Product Management
Programming Languages
1 22 (32.35%) Java
2 18 (26.47%) C++
3 15 (22.06%) JavaScript
4 13 (19.12%) SQL
5 12 (17.65%) C
6 8 (11.76%) C#
7 7 (10.29%) MATLAB
8 3 (4.41%) Objective-C
8 3 (4.41%) Ruby
8 3 (4.41%) Python
8 3 (4.41%) Apple Swift
9 2 (2.94%) Perl
10 1 (1.47%) Groovy
10 1 (1.47%) R
10 1 (1.47%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 11 (16.18%) Degree
2 6 (8.82%) PhD
3 2 (2.94%) SC Cleared
3 2 (2.94%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.94%) ISO 9001
1 2 (2.94%) TickIT
System Software
1 3 (4.41%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.47%) Oracle RAC
2 1 (1.47%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (7.35%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 9 (13.24%) Microsoft
2 6 (8.82%) Oracle
3 5 (7.35%) Google
3 5 (7.35%) Panasonic
3 5 (7.35%) Facebook
3 5 (7.35%) Twitter
3 5 (7.35%) Xamarin
4 3 (4.41%) Genesys
5 1 (1.47%) Bloomberg
5 1 (1.47%) VMware
5 1 (1.47%) Avaya
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