Period
to 1 August 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the East of England with a requirement for Biology skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Biology over the 6 months to 1 August 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Biology
England > East of England
6 months to
1 Aug 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 186 166 197
Rank change year-on-year -20 +31 +110
Permanent jobs citing Biology 33 13 78
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the East of England 0.70% 0.42% 1.06%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.77% 0.47% 1.19%
Number of salaries quoted 4 7 30
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £51,000 £37,475 £44,045
Median % change year-on-year +36.09% -14.92% -23.40%
England median annual salary £62,500 £60,000 £40,594
% change year-on-year +4.17% +47.81% -26.19%

Biology is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in the East of England with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
East of England
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 4,303 2,769 6,578
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the East of England 91.09% 90.37% 89.57%
Number of salaries quoted 2,502 2,130 5,037
10th Percentile £28,824 £29,000 £27,500
25th Percentile £36,750 £36,250 £36,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £47,500 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +5.26% -5.00% +5.26%
75th Percentile £63,750 £62,500 £61,250
90th Percentile £77,500 £79,100 £73,300
England median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year +4.55% +4.76% +5.00%

Biology
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

Job postings citing Biology as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the East of England.

Job vacancy trend for Biology in the East of England

Biology
Salary Trend in the East of England

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Biology in the East of England.

Salary trend for Biology in the East of England

Biology
Salary Histogram in the East of England

Salary distribution for jobs citing Biology in the East of England over the 6 months to 1 August 2021.

Salary histogram for Biology in the East of England

Biology
Job Locations in the East of England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Biology within the East of England region over the 6 months to 1 August 2021. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cambridgeshire -21 24 £70,000 +86.79% 1
Hertfordshire - 4 - -
Essex +2 3 £51,000 -
Suffolk - 2 - -
Biology
England

For the 6 months to 1 August 2021, IT jobs citing Biology also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the East of England region with a requirement for Biology.

1 23 (69.70%) PhD
2 21 (63.64%) Python
3 15 (45.45%) Bioinformatics
3 15 (45.45%) Social Skills
4 14 (42.42%) Computational Biology
5 13 (39.39%) Collaborative Working
6 12 (36.36%) Degree
7 10 (30.30%) Biotechnology
8 9 (27.27%) Data Analysis
9 8 (24.24%) DNA
9 8 (24.24%) AWS
10 7 (21.21%) MySQL
10 7 (21.21%) PostgreSQL
10 7 (21.21%) Computer Science
11 6 (18.18%) Life Science
11 6 (18.18%) Biostatistics
11 6 (18.18%) Pharmaceutical
11 6 (18.18%) HTML
11 6 (18.18%) Java
11 6 (18.18%) Docker
11 6 (18.18%) Master's Degree
12 5 (15.15%) Computer Science Degree
12 5 (15.15%) Data Science
12 5 (15.15%) R
12 5 (15.15%) SQL
12 5 (15.15%) Linux
12 5 (15.15%) C++
12 5 (15.15%) Software Engineering
12 5 (15.15%) Law
12 5 (15.15%) Agile Software Development

Biology
Co-occurring IT Skills in the East of England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Cloud Services
1 8 (24.24%) AWS
2 4 (12.12%) Cloud Computing
2 4 (12.12%) Serverless
3 3 (9.09%) Amazon EC2
3 3 (9.09%) Amazon S3
3 3 (9.09%) AWS Lambda
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (21.21%) MySQL
1 7 (21.21%) PostgreSQL
2 4 (12.12%) NoSQL
3 3 (9.09%) Metadata
3 3 (9.09%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 3 (9.09%) Git (software)
1 3 (9.09%) GitLab
1 3 (9.09%) JIRA
1 3 (9.09%) Subversion
General
1 15 (45.45%) Social Skills
2 6 (18.18%) Pharmaceutical
3 5 (15.15%) Law
4 4 (12.12%) Inclusion and Diversity
5 3 (9.09%) Banking
5 3 (9.09%) Investment Banking
6 2 (6.06%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (6.06%) Presentation Skills
7 1 (3.03%) Electronics
7 1 (3.03%) Influencing Skills
7 1 (3.03%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 8 (24.24%) Biologist
1 8 (24.24%) Computational Biologist
2 7 (21.21%) Developer
3 4 (12.12%) Architect
3 4 (12.12%) Data Architect
4 3 (9.09%) Automation Engineer
4 3 (9.09%) Senior Developer
4 3 (9.09%) Senior Software Developer
4 3 (9.09%) Software Developer
5 1 (3.03%) C# Developer
5 1 (3.03%) C++ Developer
5 1 (3.03%) C++/C# Developer
5 1 (3.03%) Data Analytics Scientist
5 1 (3.03%) Java Engineer
5 1 (3.03%) Java Software Engineer
5 1 (3.03%) Machine Learning Scientist
5 1 (3.03%) Senior Java Engineer
5 1 (3.03%) Senior Java Software Engineer
5 1 (3.03%) Senior Software Engineer
5 1 (3.03%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (18.18%) HTML
2 3 (9.09%) CSS
2 3 (9.09%) Flask
2 3 (9.09%) pytest
2 3 (9.09%) SQLAlchemy
3 1 (3.03%) .NET
3 1 (3.03%) Micronaut
3 1 (3.03%) OpenCV
3 1 (3.03%) PyTorch
3 1 (3.03%) Qt
3 1 (3.03%) Spring Boot
3 1 (3.03%) TensorFlow
3 1 (3.03%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 10 (30.30%) Biotechnology
2 6 (18.18%) Life Science
3 4 (12.12%) Algorithms
4 1 (3.03%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 1 (3.03%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (3.03%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 5 (15.15%) Linux
2 1 (3.03%) Unix
2 1 (3.03%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (45.45%) Bioinformatics
2 14 (42.42%) Computational Biology
3 13 (39.39%) Collaborative Working
4 9 (27.27%) Data Analysis
5 8 (24.24%) DNA
6 7 (21.21%) Computer Science
7 6 (18.18%) Biostatistics
8 5 (15.15%) Agile Software Development
8 5 (15.15%) Data Management
8 5 (15.15%) Data Science
8 5 (15.15%) Software Engineering
9 4 (12.12%) Continuous Integration
9 4 (12.12%) Data Entry
9 4 (12.12%) Data Modelling
9 4 (12.12%) Experimental Design
9 4 (12.12%) Full Stack Development
9 4 (12.12%) Neuroscience
9 4 (12.12%) Problem-Solving
9 4 (12.12%) Validation
10 3 (9.09%) Quality Management
Programming Languages
1 21 (63.64%) Python
2 6 (18.18%) Java
3 5 (15.15%) C++
3 5 (15.15%) R
3 5 (15.15%) SQL
4 4 (12.12%) C
4 4 (12.12%) C#
5 3 (9.09%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 23 (69.70%) PhD
2 12 (36.36%) Degree
3 6 (18.18%) Master's Degree
4 5 (15.15%) Computer Science Degree
5 3 (9.09%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (9.09%) IEC 62304
1 3 (9.09%) ISO 13485
1 3 (9.09%) QA
2 1 (3.03%) GLP
System Software
1 6 (18.18%) Docker
Vendors
1 3 (9.09%) Oracle
1 3 (9.09%) Symantec