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 1 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
1 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Biometrics
Rank 905 955 946
Rank change year-on-year
+50 -9
Permanent jobs citing Biometrics 43 30 48
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.042% 0.027% 0.040%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.098% 0.066% 0.097%
Number of salaries quoted 21 23 41
Average salary £60,000 £40,000 £55,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+50.00% -27.27%
90% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £24,500 £40,000
10% offered a salary of more than £225,000 £67,500 £71,000
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £32,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+53.84% -18.75%

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
43758 45498 49389
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 42.37% 40.55% 41.29%
Number of salaries quoted 35305 35882 39192
Average salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.06%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £27,500 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £77,500 £75,000 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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 1 May 2016 within the UK.

Biometrics Salary Histogram in the UK

Biometrics
Top 16 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 1 May 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
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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 +40 35 £60,000 +50.00% 3
London +18 15 £120,000 +140.00% 1
South East +9 11 £50,000 +53.84%
City of London +65 5 - -
Buckinghamshire +26 5 £50,000 -
Surrey +2 5 £50,000 -
South West -9 5 - - 1
Weybridge - 5 £50,000 -
Gloucestershire - 5 - - 1
Cheltenham - 5 - - 1
Milton Keynes +29 4 £50,000 -
West Midlands -18 4 £60,000 +50.00%
Hereford - 4 £60,000 -
Herefordshire - 4 £60,000 -
Berkshire +17 1 £19,315 -44.81%
Reading - 1 £19,315 -

Biometrics
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, 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 40 (41.67%) Smartcard
2 31 (32.29%) Analytical Skills
3 29 (30.21%) C++
4 27 (28.13%) Degree
4 27 (28.13%) Computer Science
5 26 (27.08%) Cybersecurity
6 24 (25.00%) Finance
7 22 (22.92%) C#
8 21 (21.88%) Web Services
9 20 (20.83%) .NET
10 19 (19.79%) Java
10 19 (19.79%) Marketing
11 16 (16.67%) Project Management
12 15 (15.63%) EJB
12 15 (15.63%) Servlets
12 15 (15.63%) Product Marketing
12 15 (15.63%) ISO/IEC 7816
12 15 (15.63%) Software Architecture
13 14 (14.58%) Analytics
13 14 (14.58%) Information Assurance
14 13 (13.54%) Algorithms
15 11 (11.46%) User Experience
15 11 (11.46%) Android
16 10 (10.42%) OO
16 10 (10.42%) Python
16 10 (10.42%) Android Development
16 10 (10.42%) Machine Learning
17 9 (9.38%) Mobile App
17 9 (9.38%) XML
17 9 (9.38%) Agile Software Development

Biometrics
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, 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 5 (5.21%) Skype for Business
2 2 (2.08%) MS Exchange
3 1 (1.04%) nginx
3 1 (1.04%) Tomcat
Applications
1 7 (7.29%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.04%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.04%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (1.04%) Office 365
1 1 (1.04%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (5.21%) H.323
1 5 (5.21%) Skype
1 5 (5.21%) Unified Communications
2 1 (1.04%) DNS
2 1 (1.04%) Firewall
2 1 (1.04%) HTTP
2 1 (1.04%) Internet
2 1 (1.04%) MPLS
2 1 (1.04%) SSL
2 1 (1.04%) VLAN
2 1 (1.04%) VPN
2 1 (1.04%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.04%) DB2
1 1 (1.04%) Infinispan
1 1 (1.04%) MySQL
1 1 (1.04%) PostgreSQL
1 1 (1.04%) RDBMS
1 1 (1.04%) Redis
1 1 (1.04%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 6 (6.25%) Jasmine
General
1 24 (25.00%) Finance
2 19 (19.79%) Marketing
3 9 (9.38%) Banking
4 6 (6.25%) Retail
4 6 (6.25%) Retail Banking
4 6 (6.25%) Telecoms
5 5 (5.21%) Law
6 4 (4.17%) German Language
7 1 (1.04%) Financial Institution
7 1 (1.04%) French Language
Job Titles
1 27 (28.13%) Consultant
2 25 (26.04%) Research Consultant
3 19 (19.79%) Developer
4 18 (18.75%) Architect
5 15 (15.63%) Software Architect
6 10 (10.42%) Android Developer
7 7 (7.29%) iOS Developer
8 6 (6.25%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
9 5 (5.21%) Algorithm Engineer
9 5 (5.21%) iOS Android Developer
9 5 (5.21%) Research Engineer
9 5 (5.21%) Technical Support
9 5 (5.21%) Voice Specialist
9 5 (5.21%) Xamarin Developer
10 4 (4.17%) Applications Developer
10 4 (4.17%) Applications Engineer
10 4 (4.17%) Communications Specialist
10 4 (4.17%) Machine Learning Engineer
11 3 (3.13%) Actuary
11 3 (3.13%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (21.88%) Web Services
2 20 (20.83%) .NET
3 15 (15.63%) EJB
3 15 (15.63%) Servlets
4 9 (9.38%) XML
5 7 (7.29%) RESTful
6 6 (6.25%) Ajax
6 6 (6.25%) CSS
6 6 (6.25%) DOM
6 6 (6.25%) JSON
7 5 (5.21%) ASP.NET
8 4 (4.17%) REST
9 1 (1.04%) Java EE
9 1 (1.04%) OAuth
9 1 (1.04%) Play Framework
9 1 (1.04%) Protocol Buffers
Miscellaneous
1 40 (41.67%) Smartcard
2 31 (32.29%) Analytical Skills
3 27 (28.13%) Computer Science
4 13 (13.54%) Algorithms
5 11 (11.46%) User Experience
6 9 (9.38%) Mobile App
7 8 (8.33%) Blockchain
8 7 (7.29%) Economics
9 6 (6.25%) Artificial Intelligence
10 4 (4.17%) Mathematics
10 4 (4.17%) Physics
10 4 (4.17%) Visualisation
11 3 (3.13%) Reinsurance
12 2 (2.08%) Enterprise Software
12 2 (2.08%) Fintech
13 1 (1.04%) Cryptography
13 1 (1.04%) iPhone
13 1 (1.04%) Management Information System
13 1 (1.04%) PKI
13 1 (1.04%) VLE
Operating Systems
1 11 (11.46%) Android
2 8 (8.33%) Apple iOS
3 2 (2.08%) Windows
4 1 (1.04%) Linux
4 1 (1.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (1.04%) Ubuntu
4 1 (1.04%) Unix
4 1 (1.04%) Windows 10
4 1 (1.04%) Windows 7
4 1 (1.04%) Windows Server
4 1 (1.04%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (1.04%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (27.08%) Cybersecurity
2 16 (16.67%) Project Management
3 15 (15.63%) Product Marketing
3 15 (15.63%) Software Architecture
4 14 (14.58%) Analytics
4 14 (14.58%) Information Assurance
5 10 (10.42%) Android Development
5 10 (10.42%) Machine Learning
5 10 (10.42%) OO
6 9 (9.38%) Agile Software Development
7 8 (8.33%) Image Processing
7 8 (8.33%) OCR
7 8 (8.33%) Stakeholder Management
8 7 (7.29%) iOS Development
9 6 (6.25%) Customer Engagement
9 6 (6.25%) Front End Development
9 6 (6.25%) TDD
10 5 (5.21%) Mobile Development
10 5 (5.21%) Service Delivery
10 5 (5.21%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 29 (30.21%) C++
2 22 (22.92%) C#
3 19 (19.79%) Java
4 10 (10.42%) Python
5 6 (6.25%) JavaScript
5 6 (6.25%) Julia
5 6 (6.25%) MATLAB
5 6 (6.25%) Objective-C
5 6 (6.25%) R
6 2 (2.08%) Apple Swift
Qualifications
1 27 (28.13%) Degree
2 6 (6.25%) PhD
3 1 (1.04%) CISM
3 1 (1.04%) CISSP
3 1 (1.04%) DV Cleared
3 1 (1.04%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.04%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (15.63%) ISO/IEC 7816
2 1 (1.04%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 2 (2.08%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 7 (7.29%) Microsoft
2 6 (6.25%) Oracle
2 6 (6.25%) Xamarin
3 5 (5.21%) Avaya
3 5 (5.21%) Bloomberg
3 5 (5.21%) Cisco
3 5 (5.21%) Genesys
4 1 (1.04%) Capita
4 1 (1.04%) Facebook
4 1 (1.04%) Google
4 1 (1.04%) Twitter
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