Period
to 13 April 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for Biometrics skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Biometrics over the 6 months to 13 April 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Biometrics
UK
6 months to
13 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 597 903 1027
Rank change year-on-year +306 +124 +76
Permanent jobs citing Biometrics 246 82 103
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.30% 0.072% 0.069%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.32% 0.078% 0.075%
Number of salaries quoted 102 65 63
10th Percentile £42,500 £37,500 £46,250
25th Percentile £47,500 £40,000 £48,588
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £63,750 £47,500 £60,000
Median % change year-on-year +34.21% -20.83% +6.67%
75th Percentile £75,938 £75,000 £103,750
90th Percentile £79,750 £90,000 £170,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £57,500 £47,500 £56,250
% change year-on-year +21.05% -15.56% +18.42%

Biometrics 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 76,792 104,892 137,408
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 92.47% 92.14% 92.30%
Number of salaries quoted 59,116 84,257 109,289
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,250 £30,000
25th Percentile £41,250 £40,000 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year - +4.76% +5.00%
75th Percentile £75,000 £72,500 £70,000
90th Percentile £90,000 £90,000 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £48,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +2.11% +5.56% -

Biometrics
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Biometrics as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Biometrics in the UK

Biometrics
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Biometrics.

Salary trend for Biometrics in the UK

Biometrics
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing Biometrics over the 6 months to 13 April 2021.

Salary histogram for Biometrics in the UK

Biometrics
Top 14 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Biometrics within the UK over the 6 months to 13 April 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
England +241 208 £62,500 +31.58% 25
UK excluding London +169 128 £57,500 +21.05% 10
London +175 80 £67,500 -13.74% 15
North of England +98 59 £67,500 +50.00% 6
Yorkshire +45 41 £68,750 - 4
Work from Home -82 39 £60,000 -11.11% 3
East of England - 31 £72,500 - 1
South West +40 23 £48,750 -2.50%
North West +50 18 £50,000 +11.11% 2
South East +40 12 £48,750 +2.63% 3
Midlands +44 2 £54,750 -27.00%
West Midlands +28 1 £57,500 -23.33%
Scotland - 1 - -
East Midlands - 1 £52,000 -

For the 6 months to 13 April 2021, IT jobs citing Biometrics 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 with a requirement for Biometrics.

1 122 (49.59%) Public Sector
2 112 (45.53%) Re-Platforming
2 112 (45.53%) NHS
3 83 (33.74%) AWS
4 77 (31.30%) Agile Software Development
5 76 (30.89%) Java
6 69 (28.05%) DevOps
7 62 (25.20%) Web Services
8 47 (19.11%) Mentoring
9 46 (18.70%) SAS
10 44 (17.89%) Python
10 44 (17.89%) Continuous Integration
11 42 (17.07%) Data Management
12 40 (16.26%) Validation
13 39 (15.85%) PostgreSQL
13 39 (15.85%) Pharmaceutical
13 39 (15.85%) TDD
13 39 (15.85%) Git (software)
14 38 (15.45%) PaaS
15 37 (15.04%) JavaScript
15 37 (15.04%) Kubernetes
15 37 (15.04%) Infrastructure as Code
16 36 (14.63%) Serverless
16 36 (14.63%) Docker
17 35 (14.23%) Software Engineering
18 34 (13.82%) Jenkins
18 34 (13.82%) Microservices
18 34 (13.82%) AWS Lambda
19 33 (13.41%) AWS CloudFormation
19 33 (13.41%) Spring

Biometrics
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 46 (18.70%) SAS
2 12 (4.88%) Oracle Workflow
3 7 (2.85%) Confluence
3 7 (2.85%) IIS
4 6 (2.44%) Apache
5 5 (2.03%) nginx
6 3 (1.22%) Red Hat Fuse
7 1 (0.41%) Apache Spark
7 1 (0.41%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 4 (1.63%) Adobe Illustrator
2 1 (0.41%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.41%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.41%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 83 (33.74%) AWS
2 38 (15.45%) PaaS
3 36 (14.63%) Serverless
4 34 (13.82%) AWS Lambda
5 33 (13.41%) AWS CloudFormation
6 29 (11.79%) Amazon EKS
7 12 (4.88%) Azure
7 12 (4.88%) SaaS
8 8 (3.25%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 8 (3.25%) GitHub
9 5 (2.03%) AWS CodePipeline
10 4 (1.63%) Amazon EC2
10 4 (1.63%) Amazon S3
10 4 (1.63%) Amazon SQS
10 4 (1.63%) GCP
10 4 (1.63%) Trello
11 3 (1.22%) Amazon GuardDuty
12 2 (0.81%) Firebase
12 2 (0.81%) IaaS
13 1 (0.41%) Microsoft 365
Communications & Networking
1 7 (2.85%) Software-Defined Radio
2 4 (1.63%) HTTP
3 2 (0.81%) SSL
4 1 (0.41%) Bluetooth
4 1 (0.41%) Internet
4 1 (0.41%) Intranet
4 1 (0.41%) IPv4
4 1 (0.41%) IPv6
4 1 (0.41%) iSCSI
4 1 (0.41%) Kerberos
4 1 (0.41%) LAN
4 1 (0.41%) OpenLDAP
4 1 (0.41%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.41%) Unified Communications
4 1 (0.41%) WAN
4 1 (0.41%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (0.41%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (15.85%) PostgreSQL
2 8 (3.25%) SQL Server
3 6 (2.44%) Data Warehouse
4 5 (2.03%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 4 (1.63%) Amazon RDS
5 4 (1.63%) NoSQL
6 1 (0.41%) Apache Cassandra
6 1 (0.41%) BusinessObjects
6 1 (0.41%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 39 (15.85%) Git (software)
2 34 (13.82%) Jenkins
3 29 (11.79%) DbUnit
3 29 (11.79%) jMock
3 29 (11.79%) JUnit
3 29 (11.79%) Maven
3 29 (11.79%) Mockito
3 29 (11.79%) SonarQube
4 23 (9.35%) JIRA
5 16 (6.50%) GitLab
6 6 (2.44%) Selenium
7 5 (2.03%) Cucumber
7 5 (2.03%) JMeter
7 5 (2.03%) Visual Studio
8 4 (1.63%) Bitbucket Server
8 4 (1.63%) Hudson
8 4 (1.63%) Sonatype Nexus
9 2 (0.81%) Crashlytics
9 2 (0.81%) fastlane
9 2 (0.81%) Gradle
General
1 122 (49.59%) Public Sector
2 39 (15.85%) Pharmaceutical
3 16 (6.50%) Finance
4 9 (3.66%) Telecoms
5 8 (3.25%) Military
6 5 (2.03%) Czech Language
6 5 (2.03%) Law
7 3 (1.22%) Billing
7 3 (1.22%) Italian Language
8 1 (0.41%) Games
8 1 (0.41%) Legal
8 1 (0.41%) Marketing
8 1 (0.41%) Publishing
8 1 (0.41%) Social Housing
Job Titles
1 77 (31.30%) Developer
2 43 (17.48%) Programmer
3 33 (13.41%) Java Developer
4 27 (10.98%) Data Manager
4 27 (10.98%) Senior Programmer
5 26 (10.57%) Architect
6 21 (8.54%) Senior Developer
7 20 (8.13%) Senior Java Developer
7 20 (8.13%) Software Developer
8 19 (7.72%) Statistical Programmer
9 17 (6.91%) DevOps Engineer
10 15 (6.10%) SAS Programmer
10 15 (6.10%) Senior SAS Programmer
11 14 (5.69%) Software Engineer
12 13 (5.28%) Technical Architect
13 12 (4.88%) Senior Statistical Programmer
14 11 (4.47%) Access Developer
14 11 (4.47%) IAM Developer
14 11 (4.47%) Identity Management Developer
15 9 (3.66%) AWS Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 62 (25.20%) Web Services
2 33 (13.41%) RESTful
2 33 (13.41%) Spring
3 32 (13.01%) SOAP
4 30 (12.20%) ActiveMQ
5 29 (11.79%) PowerMock
6 23 (9.35%) XML
7 22 (8.94%) CSS
7 22 (8.94%) HTML
8 21 (8.54%) .NET
9 18 (7.32%) jQuery
10 16 (6.50%) AngularJS
11 13 (5.28%) .NET Core
11 13 (5.28%) ASP.NET
11 13 (5.28%) LDAP
12 12 (4.88%) .NET Framework
12 12 (4.88%) OAuth
12 12 (4.88%) React
12 12 (4.88%) SailPoint
12 12 (4.88%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 112 (45.53%) NHS
2 30 (12.20%) Life Science
2 30 (12.20%) Mobile App
3 14 (5.69%) Management Information System
3 14 (5.69%) Self-Motivation
4 13 (5.28%) Analytical Skills
5 11 (4.47%) Pharmacovigilance
6 9 (3.66%) IVR
7 7 (2.85%) Biotechnology
7 7 (2.85%) User Experience
7 7 (2.85%) Verilog
7 7 (2.85%) VHDL
8 6 (2.44%) Embedded Systems
9 4 (1.63%) Client/Server
9 4 (1.63%) Graphic Design
9 4 (1.63%) Linux Command Line
9 4 (1.63%) Smartphone
9 4 (1.63%) Virtual Team
10 2 (0.81%) Enterprise Cloud
10 2 (0.81%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 24 (9.76%) Linux
2 10 (4.07%) Android
3 9 (3.66%) Apple iOS
4 6 (2.44%) Unix
5 3 (1.22%) Ubuntu
5 3 (1.22%) Windows
6 1 (0.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.41%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 112 (45.53%) Re-Platforming
2 77 (31.30%) Agile Software Development
3 69 (28.05%) DevOps
4 47 (19.11%) Mentoring
5 44 (17.89%) Continuous Integration
6 42 (17.07%) Data Management
7 40 (16.26%) Validation
8 39 (15.85%) TDD
9 37 (15.04%) Infrastructure as Code
10 35 (14.23%) Software Engineering
11 34 (13.82%) Microservices
12 33 (13.41%) Scrum
13 32 (13.01%) Open Source
14 30 (12.20%) Blue-Green Deployment
14 30 (12.20%) Canary Deployment
14 30 (12.20%) Test Automation
15 29 (11.79%) BDD
16 28 (11.38%) Process Improvement
17 26 (10.57%) Statistics
18 23 (9.35%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 76 (30.89%) Java
2 44 (17.89%) Python
3 37 (15.04%) JavaScript
4 22 (8.94%) SQL
5 21 (8.54%) C#
6 10 (4.07%) C
7 9 (3.66%) C++
8 8 (3.25%) VB
8 8 (3.25%) VB.NET
9 6 (2.44%) ES6
10 5 (2.03%) PowerShell
11 4 (1.63%) Bash Shell
11 4 (1.63%) Go
12 3 (1.22%) TypeScript
13 2 (0.81%) PL/1
14 1 (0.41%) CoffeeScript
14 1 (0.41%) Kotlin
14 1 (0.41%) PL/SQL
14 1 (0.41%) R
Qualifications
1 27 (10.98%) Degree
2 20 (8.13%) Security Cleared
3 16 (6.50%) SC Cleared
4 7 (2.85%) BPSS Clearance
5 5 (2.03%) Master's Degree
5 5 (2.03%) Numerate Degree
6 3 (1.22%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 2 (0.81%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (0.81%) PhD
8 1 (0.41%) MCAD
8 1 (0.41%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (13.01%) CDISC
2 25 (10.16%) QA
3 17 (6.91%) Data Quality
4 14 (5.69%) Good Clinical Practice
5 10 (4.07%) GDPR
6 8 (3.25%) PCI DSS
7 3 (1.22%) 21 CFR Part 11
7 3 (1.22%) HIPAA
8 2 (0.81%) Government Security Classifications
8 2 (0.81%) NCSC
System Software
1 36 (14.63%) Docker
2 12 (4.88%) Active Directory
2 12 (4.88%) NDS
2 12 (4.88%) NetIQ eDirectory
3 4 (1.63%) Postfix
4 1 (0.41%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 37 (15.04%) Kubernetes
2 14 (5.69%) Terraform
3 12 (4.88%) NetIQ Identity Manager
4 4 (1.63%) ZABBIX
5 3 (1.22%) Ansible
6 1 (0.41%) HP Quality Center
6 1 (0.41%) Puppet
6 1 (0.41%) Red Hat Satellite
Vendors
1 14 (5.69%) Microsoft
2 12 (4.88%) ForgeRock
2 12 (4.88%) NetIQ
2 12 (4.88%) Oracle
3 9 (3.66%) Splunk
4 8 (3.25%) Avaya
4 8 (3.25%) Cisco
4 8 (3.25%) Genesys
5 7 (2.85%) Red Hat
6 6 (2.44%) Xamarin
7 4 (1.63%) Adobe
7 4 (1.63%) Facebook
7 4 (1.63%) Instagram
8 2 (0.81%) Atlassian
9 1 (0.41%) Dynatrace
9 1 (0.41%) F5
9 1 (0.41%) Google