Period
to 16 October 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies 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 16 October 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Biology
UK
6 months to
16 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1114 1127 1267
Rank change year-on-year +13 +140 -59
Permanent jobs citing Biology 64 87 38
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.037% 0.046% 0.017%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.041% 0.051% 0.020%
Number of salaries quoted 37 44 13
UK median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +30.77% +8.33%
10th Percentile £33,556 £27,650 £21,250
90th Percentile £50,750 £62,625 £70,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £23,125
% change year-on-year +5.88% +83.78% -22.92%

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 with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
UK
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 157600 169842 194202
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 89.97% 89.17% 88.55%
Number of salaries quoted 124127 141448 159606
UK median annual salary £50,000 £49,448 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.12% +4.10% +5.56%
10th Percentile £28,750 £28,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £78,750 £76,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £43,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +1.18% - +6.25%

Biology
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Biology in the UK

Biology
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for Biology in the UK

Biology
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Biology over the 6 months to 16 October 2017.

Salary histogram for Biology in the UK

Biology
Top 7 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Biology within the UK over the 6 months to 16 October 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 +7 64 £45,000 +5.88% 15
UK excluding London +19 40 £45,000 +5.88% 13
London +15 24 - - 2
East of England -14 21 £45,000 - 8
South East +70 14 £49,500 +23.75% 1
North of England +19 5 £35,875 -15.59% 2
North West - 5 £35,875 -

For the 6 months to 16 October 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 with a requirement for Biology.

1 35 (54.69%) Degree
2 33 (51.56%) Computer Science
3 30 (46.88%) Python
3 30 (46.88%) PhD
4 23 (35.94%) Perl
5 21 (32.81%) Java
5 21 (32.81%) Mathematics
6 20 (31.25%) Data Management
6 20 (31.25%) Bioinformatics
6 20 (31.25%) JavaScript
7 19 (29.69%) Linux
7 19 (29.69%) Data Analysis
8 18 (28.13%) C++
8 18 (28.13%) SQL
9 15 (23.44%) Software Engineering
9 15 (23.44%) Git (software)
10 13 (20.31%) Life Science
10 13 (20.31%) Computational Biology
10 13 (20.31%) Computer Science Degree
11 12 (18.75%) R
11 12 (18.75%) GitHub
11 12 (18.75%) Jenkins
11 12 (18.75%) Agile Software Development
11 12 (18.75%) Migration
11 12 (18.75%) Microsoft
11 12 (18.75%) Unix
12 11 (17.19%) Workflow
12 11 (17.19%) Analytical Skills
13 10 (15.63%) Visualisation
13 10 (15.63%) Physics

Biology
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 9 (14.06%) OpenStack
2 6 (9.38%) Apache Spark
2 6 (9.38%) Confluence
2 6 (9.38%) JBoss
2 6 (9.38%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (1.56%) Simulink
Cloud Services
1 12 (18.75%) GitHub
2 6 (9.38%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (9.38%) Cloud Computing
2 6 (9.38%) Google Cloud Platform
2 6 (9.38%) Google Compute Engine
2 6 (9.38%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 7 (10.94%) Ethernet
1 7 (10.94%) TCP/IP
2 6 (9.38%) HTTP
2 6 (9.38%) InfiniBand
2 6 (9.38%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (15.63%) Data Mining
2 7 (10.94%) SQL Server
3 6 (9.38%) Hadoop
3 6 (9.38%) NoSQL
4 4 (6.25%) Text Mining
5 1 (1.56%) Big Data
5 1 (1.56%) MySQL
5 1 (1.56%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 15 (23.44%) Git (software)
2 12 (18.75%) Jenkins
3 7 (10.94%) Ant
3 7 (10.94%) Maven
4 6 (9.38%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 6 (9.38%) Mercurial
4 6 (9.38%) Travis CI
5 1 (1.56%) Fiddler
General
1 7 (10.94%) Finance
1 7 (10.94%) Games
2 2 (3.13%) Electronics
3 1 (1.56%) Marketing
3 1 (1.56%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 16 (25.00%) Developer
2 12 (18.75%) Research Engineer
3 9 (14.06%) Data Engineer
3 9 (14.06%) Software Engineer
3 9 (14.06%) Systems Engineer
4 8 (12.50%) Data Scientist
4 8 (12.50%) Java Developer
5 7 (10.94%) Analyst
5 7 (10.94%) Java Engineer
5 7 (10.94%) JavaScript Developer
5 7 (10.94%) Python Developer
6 6 (9.38%) Operations Analyst
6 6 (9.38%) Systems Analyst
7 5 (7.81%) Programmer
8 3 (4.69%) Senior Data Engineer
8 3 (4.69%) Senior Systems Engineer
8 3 (4.69%) Test Engineer
9 2 (3.13%) Senior Software Engineer
10 1 (1.56%) C++ Developer
10 1 (1.56%) Senior Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (12.50%) HTML
1 8 (12.50%) Web Services
2 7 (10.94%) React
2 7 (10.94%) RESTful
3 6 (9.38%) Elastic Stack
3 6 (9.38%) Middleware
3 6 (9.38%) Spring
3 6 (9.38%) TensorFlow
3 6 (9.38%) XHTML
3 6 (9.38%) XML
4 2 (3.13%) HTML5
4 2 (3.13%) REST
5 1 (1.56%) .NET
5 1 (1.56%) CSS
5 1 (1.56%) D3.js
5 1 (1.56%) Grails
5 1 (1.56%) Natural Language Processing
5 1 (1.56%) NumPy
5 1 (1.56%) Pandas
5 1 (1.56%) Swing
Miscellaneous
1 33 (51.56%) Computer Science
2 13 (20.31%) Life Science
3 11 (17.19%) Analytical Skills
4 9 (14.06%) Algorithms
5 8 (12.50%) Management Information System
6 6 (9.38%) Client/Server
6 6 (9.38%) LIMS
7 5 (7.81%) Data Centre
7 5 (7.81%) NHS
8 1 (1.56%) CUDA
8 1 (1.56%) Cyber Attack
8 1 (1.56%) Embedded Systems
8 1 (1.56%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 19 (29.69%) Linux
2 12 (18.75%) Unix
3 1 (1.56%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (32.81%) Mathematics
2 20 (31.25%) Bioinformatics
2 20 (31.25%) Data Management
3 19 (29.69%) Data Analysis
4 15 (23.44%) Software Engineering
5 13 (20.31%) Computational Biology
6 12 (18.75%) Agile Software Development
6 12 (18.75%) Migration
7 11 (17.19%) Workflow
8 10 (15.63%) Chemistry
8 10 (15.63%) Physics
8 10 (15.63%) Visualisation
9 8 (12.50%) Web Application Development
10 7 (10.94%) Asset Management
10 7 (10.94%) Computational Linguistics
10 7 (10.94%) Data Integration
10 7 (10.94%) DevOps
10 7 (10.94%) Game Theory
10 7 (10.94%) Microscopy
10 7 (10.94%) Prototyping
Programming Languages
1 30 (46.88%) Python
2 23 (35.94%) Perl
3 21 (32.81%) Java
4 20 (31.25%) JavaScript
5 18 (28.13%) C++
5 18 (28.13%) SQL
6 12 (18.75%) R
7 9 (14.06%) MATLAB
8 8 (12.50%) C
9 7 (10.94%) PHP
10 6 (9.38%) Scala
11 3 (4.69%) C#
11 3 (4.69%) VB
12 1 (1.56%) Delphi
12 1 (1.56%) Embedded C
12 1 (1.56%) Fortran
12 1 (1.56%) Pascal
Qualifications
1 35 (54.69%) Degree
2 30 (46.88%) PhD
3 13 (20.31%) Computer Science Degree
4 7 (10.94%) Postgraduate
5 1 (1.56%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (9.38%) QA
2 1 (1.56%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (14.06%) Slurm Workload Manager
2 6 (9.38%) Ceph
2 6 (9.38%) GPFS
Systems Management
1 6 (9.38%) Ansible
1 6 (9.38%) Grafana
1 6 (9.38%) Icinga
1 6 (9.38%) Opscode Chef
1 6 (9.38%) Puppet
Vendors
1 12 (18.75%) Microsoft
2 7 (10.94%) Orchard
3 6 (9.38%) Google
3 6 (9.38%) Intel
3 6 (9.38%) SaltStack
4 1 (1.56%) Oracle