Period
to 22 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in 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 22 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Biology
UK > England
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1107 1101 1206
Rank change year-on-year -6 +105 -7
Permanent jobs citing Biology 65 89 61
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.038% 0.050% 0.030%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.043% 0.055% 0.034%
Number of salaries quoted 39 32 13
England median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% +23.08% +8.33%
10th Percentile £32,000 £27,500 £26,350
90th Percentile £50,750 £63,750 £70,000
UK median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,320
% change year-on-year - +5.41% +34.40%

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 England with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
England
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 152153 160470 180138
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 89.91% 89.39% 88.75%
Number of salaries quoted 121055 134622 149914
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £28,750 £28,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £80,000 £77,500
UK median annual salary £50,000 £49,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +1.01% +4.21% +5.56%

Biology
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing Biology as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Biology in England

Biology
Salary Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Biology in England.

Salary trend for Biology in England

Biology
Salary Histogram in England

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Biology in England over the 6 months to 22 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Biology in England

Biology
Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Biology within the England region over the 6 months to 22 November 2017. 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
East of England +1 25 £35,614 - 7
London -17 23 - - 5
South East +45 10 £49,500 +65.00% 13
North of England -6 5 £35,875 -15.59% 2
North West - 5 £35,875 - 2
South West - 2 £42,500 - 2
Biology
UK

For the 6 months to 22 November 2017, IT jobs citing Biology also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the England region with a requirement for Biology.

1 32 (49.23%) Degree
2 31 (47.69%) PhD
3 28 (43.08%) Computer Science
4 25 (38.46%) Python
5 23 (35.38%) Perl
6 20 (30.77%) SQL
6 20 (30.77%) Life Science
6 20 (30.77%) Mathematics
6 20 (30.77%) Bioinformatics
7 19 (29.23%) Java
8 18 (27.69%) Data Analysis
9 17 (26.15%) Data Management
9 17 (26.15%) JavaScript
9 17 (26.15%) Linux
10 16 (24.62%) Software Engineering
11 14 (21.54%) Chemistry
11 14 (21.54%) C++
11 14 (21.54%) Microsoft
12 13 (20.00%) Unix
12 13 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
12 13 (20.00%) Computer Science Degree
13 12 (18.46%) Collaborative Working
13 12 (18.46%) Proactive Monitoring
13 12 (18.46%) Computational Biology
13 12 (18.46%) R
13 12 (18.46%) Jenkins
13 12 (18.46%) Git (software)
14 11 (16.92%) Workflow
14 11 (16.92%) Migration
14 11 (16.92%) Data Mining

Biology
Co-occurring IT Skills in 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:

Application Platforms
1 6 (9.23%) OpenStack
2 5 (7.69%) Apache Spark
2 5 (7.69%) Confluence
2 5 (7.69%) JBoss
2 5 (7.69%) Tomcat
Cloud Services
1 11 (16.92%) GitHub
2 7 (10.77%) Amazon AWS
3 6 (9.23%) Cloud Computing
3 6 (9.23%) Google Cloud Platform
3 6 (9.23%) Google Compute Engine
3 6 (9.23%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (1.54%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (1.54%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 8 (12.31%) HTTP
2 6 (9.23%) Ethernet
2 6 (9.23%) InfiniBand
2 6 (9.23%) LDAP
2 6 (9.23%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (16.92%) Data Mining
2 8 (12.31%) SQL Server
3 6 (9.23%) Hadoop
3 6 (9.23%) Text Mining
4 5 (7.69%) NoSQL
5 3 (4.62%) Relational Database
6 2 (3.08%) MySQL
7 1 (1.54%) Amazon RDS
7 1 (1.54%) Big Data
7 1 (1.54%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 12 (18.46%) Git (software)
1 12 (18.46%) Jenkins
2 6 (9.23%) Mercurial
3 5 (7.69%) Ant
3 5 (7.69%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 5 (7.69%) Maven
3 5 (7.69%) Travis CI
4 1 (1.54%) Fiddler
4 1 (1.54%) LabVIEW
General
1 6 (9.23%) Finance
1 6 (9.23%) Games
2 2 (3.08%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (1.54%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 12 (18.46%) Analyst
1 12 (18.46%) Developer
2 9 (13.85%) Software Engineer
3 8 (12.31%) Data Scientist
3 8 (12.31%) Research Engineer
4 7 (10.77%) Java Developer
5 6 (9.23%) Data Engineer
5 6 (9.23%) Operations Analyst
5 6 (9.23%) Systems Analyst
5 6 (9.23%) Systems Engineer
6 5 (7.69%) Biologist
6 5 (7.69%) Data Analyst
6 5 (7.69%) Development Analyst
6 5 (7.69%) Java Engineer
6 5 (7.69%) Programmer
6 5 (7.69%) Python Developer
7 4 (6.15%) Test Engineer
8 3 (4.62%) Senior Software Engineer
9 2 (3.08%) C++ Software Developer
9 2 (3.08%) JavaScript Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (13.85%) HTML
2 7 (10.77%) TensorFlow
2 7 (10.77%) Web Services
3 6 (9.23%) Elastic Stack
3 6 (9.23%) XHTML
3 6 (9.23%) XML
4 5 (7.69%) Middleware
4 5 (7.69%) RESTful
4 5 (7.69%) Spring
5 3 (4.62%) HTML5
5 3 (4.62%) React
6 2 (3.08%) .NET
6 2 (3.08%) .NET Framework
6 2 (3.08%) Grails
6 2 (3.08%) jQuery
6 2 (3.08%) REST
6 2 (3.08%) Swing
7 1 (1.54%) CSS
7 1 (1.54%) JSON
7 1 (1.54%) Natural Language Processing
Miscellaneous
1 28 (43.08%) Computer Science
2 20 (30.77%) Life Science
3 9 (13.85%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (10.77%) Algorithms
5 6 (9.23%) Client/Server
5 6 (9.23%) LIMS
5 6 (9.23%) Management Information System
6 5 (7.69%) Cyber Attack
6 5 (7.69%) Data Centre
6 5 (7.69%) NHS
7 3 (4.62%) CUDA
8 1 (1.54%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 17 (26.15%) Linux
2 13 (20.00%) Unix
3 1 (1.54%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (30.77%) Bioinformatics
1 20 (30.77%) Mathematics
2 18 (27.69%) Data Analysis
3 17 (26.15%) Data Management
4 16 (24.62%) Software Engineering
5 14 (21.54%) Chemistry
6 13 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
7 12 (18.46%) Collaborative Working
7 12 (18.46%) Computational Biology
7 12 (18.46%) Proactive Monitoring
8 11 (16.92%) Migration
8 11 (16.92%) Workflow
9 8 (12.31%) Microscopy
9 8 (12.31%) Visualisation
10 7 (10.77%) Asset Management
10 7 (10.77%) Deep Learning
10 7 (10.77%) Test Automation
11 6 (9.23%) Configuration Management
11 6 (9.23%) Information Management
11 6 (9.23%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 25 (38.46%) Python
2 23 (35.38%) Perl
3 20 (30.77%) SQL
4 19 (29.23%) Java
5 17 (26.15%) JavaScript
6 14 (21.54%) C++
7 12 (18.46%) R
8 6 (9.23%) MATLAB
9 5 (7.69%) C
9 5 (7.69%) Scala
10 2 (3.08%) C#
10 2 (3.08%) PHP
11 1 (1.54%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 32 (49.23%) Degree
2 31 (47.69%) PhD
3 13 (20.00%) Computer Science Degree
4 6 (9.23%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (13.85%) QA
2 1 (1.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 6 (9.23%) Ceph
1 6 (9.23%) GPFS
1 6 (9.23%) Slurm Workload Manager
2 2 (3.08%) Docker
Systems Management
1 6 (9.23%) Ansible
1 6 (9.23%) Grafana
1 6 (9.23%) Icinga
1 6 (9.23%) Opscode Chef
1 6 (9.23%) Puppet
2 1 (1.54%) Mesos
Vendors
1 14 (21.54%) Microsoft
2 6 (9.23%) Google
2 6 (9.23%) Intel
2 6 (9.23%) SaltStack
3 2 (3.08%) NVIDIA
3 2 (3.08%) Oracle
3 2 (3.08%) Orchard
4 1 (1.54%) Agilent