Period
to 18 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for Bioinformatics skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Bioinformatics over the 6 months to 18 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Bioinformatics
UK
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1092 1103 1229
Rank change year-on-year +11 +126 -27
Permanent jobs citing Bioinformatics 85 119 85
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.048% 0.063% 0.039%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.053% 0.070% 0.044%
Number of salaries quoted 72 60 27
UK median annual salary £43,750 £42,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.94% -5.56% +33.33%
10th Percentile £32,500 £27,500 £29,900
90th Percentile £60,000 £115,000 £67,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,000 £33,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +25.37% -25.56% +50.00%

Bioinformatics 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 with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
UK
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 160900 169699 194446
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 89.92% 89.37% 88.77%
Number of salaries quoted 126975 141046 160155
UK median annual salary £50,000 £49,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.04% +3.16% +5.56%
10th Percentile £28,750 £28,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £78,750 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £44,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +3.53% - +6.25%

Bioinformatics
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Bioinformatics as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Bioinformatics in the UK

Bioinformatics
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for Bioinformatics in the UK

Bioinformatics
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Bioinformatics over the 6 months to 18 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Bioinformatics in the UK

Bioinformatics
Top 10 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Bioinformatics within the UK over the 6 months to 18 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
England -10 83 £45,000 +5.88% 8
UK excluding London +40 67 £42,000 +25.37% 7
East of England +17 56 £42,500 +26.87% 5
London -12 18 £55,000 -31.25% 1
North of England 0 6 £35,875 +19.58%
North West -22 5 £35,875 +19.58%
South West - 2 - -
Scotland - 2 £35,000 -
Yorkshire +29 1 £55,000 +29.41%
South East +11 1 £45,000 +5.88% 2

For the 6 months to 18 November 2017, IT jobs citing Bioinformatics also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads with a requirement for Bioinformatics.

1 56 (65.88%) Python
2 42 (49.41%) Degree
3 37 (43.53%) Computer Science
4 34 (40.00%) JavaScript
5 33 (38.82%) Linux
6 32 (37.65%) SQL
7 30 (35.29%) Perl
8 29 (34.12%) Java
9 28 (32.94%) Software Engineering
10 26 (30.59%) Mathematics
11 22 (25.88%) Unix
11 22 (25.88%) PhD
12 21 (24.71%) Biology
12 21 (24.71%) R
12 21 (24.71%) Relational Database
13 20 (23.53%) Physics
13 20 (23.53%) Web Development
13 20 (23.53%) C++
14 19 (22.35%) HTML
14 19 (22.35%) Data Analysis
14 19 (22.35%) Analytical Skills
15 18 (21.18%) Computer Science Degree
16 16 (18.82%) Unit Testing
17 15 (17.65%) GitHub
17 15 (17.65%) HTML5
17 15 (17.65%) Algorithms
18 14 (16.47%) Informatics
18 14 (16.47%) Agile Software Development
18 14 (16.47%) Data Management
19 13 (15.29%) Web Application Development

Bioinformatics
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 7 (8.24%) Apache Spark
2 6 (7.06%) Confluence
2 6 (7.06%) JBoss
2 6 (7.06%) OpenStack
2 6 (7.06%) Tomcat
3 2 (2.35%) Apache Solr
3 2 (2.35%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 2 (2.35%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.18%) Microsoft Project
Cloud Services
1 15 (17.65%) GitHub
2 5 (5.88%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.18%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.18%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (24.71%) Relational Database
2 11 (12.94%) NoSQL
3 10 (11.76%) MySQL
3 10 (11.76%) PostgreSQL
4 6 (7.06%) Data Mining
4 6 (7.06%) Hadoop
5 3 (3.53%) SQL Server
6 2 (2.35%) Big Data
7 1 (1.18%) Text Mining
Development Applications
1 6 (7.06%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 6 (7.06%) Jenkins
1 6 (7.06%) Travis CI
2 3 (3.53%) webpack
3 2 (2.35%) Selenium
General
1 7 (8.24%) Pharmaceutical
2 6 (7.06%) Finance
2 6 (7.06%) Financial Institution
3 1 (1.18%) Electronics
3 1 (1.18%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 33 (38.82%) Developer
2 17 (20.00%) Data Scientist
3 14 (16.47%) Python Developer
3 14 (16.47%) Software Engineer
4 13 (15.29%) Software Developer
5 12 (14.12%) Senior Developer
6 8 (9.41%) Java Developer
6 8 (9.41%) Senior Python Developer
7 6 (7.06%) C++ Software Engineer
8 5 (5.88%) Java Engineer
8 5 (5.88%) Java Software Engineer
8 5 (5.88%) Programmer
9 4 (4.71%) Linux Engineer
9 4 (4.71%) Perl Software Engineer
9 4 (4.71%) Windows Engineer
10 3 (3.53%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
10 3 (3.53%) Senior Software Developer
11 2 (2.35%) Junior Developer
11 2 (2.35%) Lead Software Engineer
11 2 (2.35%) QA Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (22.35%) HTML
2 15 (17.65%) HTML5
3 12 (14.12%) TensorFlow
4 11 (12.94%) React
5 10 (11.76%) Web Services
6 9 (10.59%) Django
6 9 (10.59%) Flask
7 8 (9.41%) CSS
8 7 (8.24%) jQuery
8 7 (8.24%) Spring
9 6 (7.06%) Keras
9 6 (7.06%) Middleware
9 6 (7.06%) Natural Language Processing
9 6 (7.06%) Theano
10 5 (5.88%) Moose
10 5 (5.88%) Swing
11 4 (4.71%) AngularJS
11 4 (4.71%) RESTful
12 3 (3.53%) Catalyst
12 3 (3.53%) DBIx::Class
Miscellaneous
1 37 (43.53%) Computer Science
2 19 (22.35%) Analytical Skills
3 15 (17.65%) Algorithms
4 12 (14.12%) Life Science
5 6 (7.06%) Fintech
6 5 (5.88%) Data Centre
6 5 (5.88%) NHS
7 4 (4.71%) Data Structures
8 3 (3.53%) LIMS
9 1 (1.18%) Management Information System
9 1 (1.18%) Private Cloud
9 1 (1.18%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 33 (38.82%) Linux
2 22 (25.88%) Unix
3 5 (5.88%) Windows
4 1 (1.18%) Android
4 1 (1.18%) Mac OS
4 1 (1.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (32.94%) Software Engineering
2 26 (30.59%) Mathematics
3 21 (24.71%) Biology
4 20 (23.53%) Physics
4 20 (23.53%) Web Development
5 19 (22.35%) Data Analysis
6 16 (18.82%) Unit Testing
7 14 (16.47%) Agile Software Development
7 14 (16.47%) Data Management
7 14 (16.47%) Informatics
8 13 (15.29%) Machine Learning
8 13 (15.29%) Web Application Development
9 12 (14.12%) Deep Learning
10 11 (12.94%) DNA
10 11 (12.94%) Visualisation
10 11 (12.94%) Workflow
11 10 (11.76%) Statistical Analysis
12 7 (8.24%) Computational Biology
12 7 (8.24%) Continuous Integration
12 7 (8.24%) Rapid Prototyping
Programming Languages
1 56 (65.88%) Python
2 34 (40.00%) JavaScript
3 32 (37.65%) SQL
4 30 (35.29%) Perl
5 29 (34.12%) Java
6 21 (24.71%) R
7 20 (23.53%) C++
8 12 (14.12%) C
9 8 (9.41%) Bash Shell
10 6 (7.06%) MATLAB
10 6 (7.06%) Scala
11 5 (5.88%) Julia
11 5 (5.88%) Ruby
12 1 (1.18%) Groovy
12 1 (1.18%) PHP
Qualifications
1 42 (49.41%) Degree
2 22 (25.88%) PhD
3 18 (21.18%) Computer Science Degree
4 6 (7.06%) Postgraduate
5 1 (1.18%) CompTIA Security+
5 1 (1.18%) Security+ Certification
5 1 (1.18%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (9.41%) QA
2 6 (7.06%) Data Quality
System Software
1 5 (5.88%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (2.35%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (1.18%) Puppet
Vendors
1 12 (14.12%) Oracle
2 5 (5.88%) VMware
3 1 (1.18%) Microsoft
3 1 (1.18%) Red Hat