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 3 months to 29 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Biology
UK
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 806 899 926
Rank change year-on-year +93 +27  
Permanent jobs citing Biology 46 51 28
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.054% 0.049% 0.026%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.060% 0.055% 0.030%
Number of salaries quoted 27 37 24
Median salary £45,000 £35,791 £92,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +25.72% -61.30%  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £22,500 £41,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £100,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,250 £35,088 £40,000
% change year-on-year +28.96% -12.28%  

Biology is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Process & Methodology Skills
UK
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 76116 92469 93160
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 89.12% 88.57% 87.00%
Number of salaries quoted 62627 76549 75387
Median salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,500 £31,500
10% offered a salary of more than £77,500 £75,000 £75,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year - +4.65%  

Biology
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing Biology as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

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 3 months to 29 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Biology in the UK

Biology
Top 16 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 3 months to 29 March 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +72 46 £45,000 +25.72% 11
London +76 22 £45,000 -24.63% 1
South East +74 17 £50,000 +122.22% 2
Slough - 6 £65,000 -
Berkshire - 6 £65,000 -
Oxfordshire - 6 £38,750 - 2
Surrey +43 5 £25,000 +11.11%
Oxford - 5 £38,750 - 1
Cambridgeshire +1 4 £45,250 +28.96% 4
East of England -4 4 £45,250 +28.96% 6
Cambridge -7 4 £45,250 +28.96% 2
Yorkshire +36 3 £38,500 - 1
Leeds +24 3 £38,500 - 1
West Yorkshire +21 3 £38,500 - 1
Abingdon - 1 - -
Dorking - 1 £52,500 -

For the 6 months to 29 March 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 43 (55.13%) Computer Science
2 39 (50.00%) Python
3 34 (43.59%) Degree
4 27 (34.62%) Linux
5 26 (33.33%) Software Engineering
6 25 (32.05%) Mathematics
7 23 (29.49%) Java
7 23 (29.49%) JavaScript
8 22 (28.21%) C++
8 22 (28.21%) Physics
8 22 (28.21%) Chemistry
9 20 (25.64%) C
9 20 (25.64%) PhD
10 19 (24.36%) Jenkins
11 18 (23.08%) Visualisation
12 17 (21.79%) Bioinformatics
12 17 (21.79%) Perl
13 16 (20.51%) Unix
13 16 (20.51%) HTML
13 16 (20.51%) Statistics
13 16 (20.51%) Hadoop
13 16 (20.51%) NoSQL
14 15 (19.23%) R
14 15 (19.23%) MATLAB
15 14 (17.95%) Workflow
15 14 (17.95%) Migration
15 14 (17.95%) Data Analysis
16 13 (16.67%) Data Management
16 13 (16.67%) CSS
16 13 (16.67%) SQL

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 12 (15.38%) OpenStack
2 10 (12.82%) Apache
3 9 (11.54%) Apache Spark
3 9 (11.54%) Confluence
3 9 (11.54%) JBoss
3 9 (11.54%) Tomcat
4 6 (7.69%) Apache Solr
5 5 (6.41%) Drupal
5 5 (6.41%) SharePoint
6 2 (2.56%) SAS
7 1 (1.28%) Elasticsearch
7 1 (1.28%) Luigi
Applications
1 7 (8.97%) MS Excel
2 4 (5.13%) Camtasia
2 4 (5.13%) FrameMaker
2 4 (5.13%) MS Office
2 4 (5.13%) MS PowerPoint
2 4 (5.13%) RoboHelp
3 3 (3.85%) Simulink
4 1 (1.28%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 1 (1.28%) Adobe Illustrator
4 1 (1.28%) InDesign
4 1 (1.28%) Maple
4 1 (1.28%) Photoshop
4 1 (1.28%) SPSS
Cloud Services
1 9 (11.54%) GitHub
2 5 (6.41%) Office 365
3 4 (5.13%) SaaS
4 1 (1.28%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (1.28%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (1.28%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 7 (8.97%) TCP/IP
2 5 (6.41%) DHCP
2 5 (6.41%) DNS
2 5 (6.41%) SAN
3 4 (5.13%) Firewall
3 4 (5.13%) IP Telephony
3 4 (5.13%) iSCSI
3 4 (5.13%) VLAN
3 4 (5.13%) VPN
4 2 (2.56%) Ethernet
5 1 (1.28%) HTTP
5 1 (1.28%) Modbus
5 1 (1.28%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (20.51%) Hadoop
1 16 (20.51%) NoSQL
2 9 (11.54%) SQL Server
3 8 (10.26%) Relational Database
4 7 (8.97%) Big Data
4 7 (8.97%) MySQL
5 6 (7.69%) Data Mining
5 6 (7.69%) KNIME
5 6 (7.69%) PostgreSQL
5 6 (7.69%) Spotfire
6 2 (2.56%) BusinessObjects
6 2 (2.56%) GIS
7 1 (1.28%) MongoDB
7 1 (1.28%) Neo4j
7 1 (1.28%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 19 (24.36%) Jenkins
2 12 (15.38%) Git (software)
3 9 (11.54%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 9 (11.54%) Travis CI
4 2 (2.56%) Visual Studio
General
1 6 (7.69%) Pharmaceutical
2 4 (5.13%) Finance
3 3 (3.85%) Electronics
3 3 (3.85%) Marketing
4 2 (2.56%) Portuguese Language
4 2 (2.56%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 19 (24.36%) Developer
2 13 (16.67%) Web Developer
3 12 (15.38%) Senior Developer
4 11 (14.10%) Senior Systems Engineer
4 11 (14.10%) Systems Engineer
5 10 (12.82%) Senior Web Developer
5 10 (12.82%) Software Engineer
6 9 (11.54%) Graduate
6 9 (11.54%) Senior Storage Engineer
6 9 (11.54%) Storage Engineer
7 5 (6.41%) Analyst
8 4 (5.13%) Author
8 4 (5.13%) Data Scientist
8 4 (5.13%) Graduate Technical Author
8 4 (5.13%) IT Engineer
8 4 (5.13%) Junior
8 4 (5.13%) Junior Technical Author
8 4 (5.13%) Machine Learning Engineer
8 4 (5.13%) Technical Author
9 3 (3.85%) Applications Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (20.51%) HTML
2 13 (16.67%) CSS
3 11 (14.10%) LAMP
4 10 (12.82%) Middleware
4 10 (12.82%) Symfony
5 9 (11.54%) Spring
6 7 (8.97%) .NET
7 6 (7.69%) AngularJS
7 6 (7.69%) Natural Language Processing
7 6 (7.69%) React
7 6 (7.69%) Web Services
8 5 (6.41%) Drush
8 5 (6.41%) LESS
8 5 (6.41%) Memcached
8 5 (6.41%) REST
8 5 (6.41%) Sass
8 5 (6.41%) SOAP
9 4 (5.13%) TensorFlow
10 3 (3.85%) Angular 2
10 3 (3.85%) Vue.js
Miscellaneous
1 43 (55.13%) Computer Science
2 13 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
3 11 (14.10%) Life Science
4 6 (7.69%) Algorithms
5 5 (6.41%) Mobile App
6 4 (5.13%) GPGPU
7 2 (2.56%) Data Centre
7 2 (2.56%) Embedded Systems
7 2 (2.56%) N-Tier
8 1 (1.28%) Animation
8 1 (1.28%) EMC VNX
8 1 (1.28%) EMC VNXe
8 1 (1.28%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (1.28%) Graphic Design
8 1 (1.28%) Linux Command Line
8 1 (1.28%) Public Cloud
8 1 (1.28%) Replication
8 1 (1.28%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 27 (34.62%) Linux
2 16 (20.51%) Unix
3 7 (8.97%) CentOS
3 7 (8.97%) Windows
4 5 (6.41%) Mac OS
4 5 (6.41%) Ubuntu
5 4 (5.13%) Android
5 4 (5.13%) Apple iOS
5 4 (5.13%) Debian
6 2 (2.56%) Windows 8
7 1 (1.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (1.28%) Windows Server
7 1 (1.28%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (1.28%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (33.33%) Software Engineering
2 25 (32.05%) Mathematics
3 22 (28.21%) Chemistry
3 22 (28.21%) Physics
4 18 (23.08%) Visualisation
5 17 (21.79%) Bioinformatics
6 16 (20.51%) Statistics
7 14 (17.95%) Data Analysis
7 14 (17.95%) Migration
7 14 (17.95%) Workflow
8 13 (16.67%) Data Management
8 13 (16.67%) Web Development
9 11 (14.10%) Machine Learning
10 10 (12.82%) Agile Software Development
10 10 (12.82%) Analytics
10 10 (12.82%) Automated Testing
10 10 (12.82%) MVC
11 9 (11.54%) ITIL
11 9 (11.54%) Prototyping
11 9 (11.54%) Rapid Prototyping
Programming Languages
1 39 (50.00%) Python
2 23 (29.49%) Java
2 23 (29.49%) JavaScript
3 22 (28.21%) C++
4 20 (25.64%) C
5 17 (21.79%) Perl
6 15 (19.23%) MATLAB
6 15 (19.23%) R
7 13 (16.67%) SQL
8 12 (15.38%) PHP
9 11 (14.10%) C#
10 10 (12.82%) Scala
11 5 (6.41%) VB
12 4 (5.13%) Shell Script
13 3 (3.85%) Bash Shell
13 3 (3.85%) Delphi
13 3 (3.85%) Fortran
13 3 (3.85%) Pascal
13 3 (3.85%) VB.NET
13 3 (3.85%) VBA
Qualifications
1 34 (43.59%) Degree
2 20 (25.64%) PhD
3 4 (5.13%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 3 (3.85%) ITIL Certification
4 3 (3.85%) VCP5
4 3 (3.85%) VCP6
5 2 (2.56%) Security Cleared
6 1 (1.28%) Postgraduate
6 1 (1.28%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (11.54%) QA
System Software
1 11 (14.10%) Slurm Workload Manager
2 9 (11.54%) Ceph
3 5 (6.41%) Active Directory
3 5 (6.41%) Docker
3 5 (6.41%) Varnish
3 5 (6.41%) vSphere
4 4 (5.13%) GPFS
5 2 (2.56%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (2.56%) XenServer
6 1 (1.28%) Firmware
6 1 (1.28%) Hyper-V
6 1 (1.28%) KVM
6 1 (1.28%) NFS
6 1 (1.28%) vCloud
6 1 (1.28%) Virtual Servers
6 1 (1.28%) Xen
Systems Management
1 1 (1.28%) Ansible
1 1 (1.28%) CFEngine
1 1 (1.28%) EMC VPLEX
1 1 (1.28%) Jamf Pro
1 1 (1.28%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (1.28%) Puppet
Vendors
1 6 (7.69%) Oracle
1 6 (7.69%) Tableau
2 5 (6.41%) VMware
2 5 (6.41%) Zend
3 4 (5.13%) IBM
3 4 (5.13%) Red Hat
4 2 (2.56%) Microsoft
4 2 (2.56%) Orchard
4 2 (2.56%) SAP
5 1 (1.28%) Adobe
5 1 (1.28%) Cisco
5 1 (1.28%) Dell
5 1 (1.28%) Dell KACE
5 1 (1.28%) EMC
5 1 (1.28%) Google
5 1 (1.28%) Minitab
5 1 (1.28%) Veeam
5 1 (1.28%) Zerto
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Empiric.com
Salary: From £36,000 to £55,000 per annum health + pension + 25 days holiday
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Empiric.com
Salary: £40,000+
Posted: 22 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Searchability
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Bonus, Pension, Career Development
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridgeshire
ECM Selection
Salary: £Excellent + top benefits
Posted: 22 hours ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Corriculo
Salary: £20,000 - £55,000 per year
Posted: 7 days ago
London
Client Server
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum + stock options
Posted: 7 days ago
South West England
Vivid Resourcing
Salary: Negotiable (DOE)
Posted: 19 days ago
Oxfordshire
Vivid Resourcing
Posted: 26 days ago