Period
to 28 March 2020

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 28 March 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Biometrics
UK
6 months to
28 Mar 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 887 997 1090
Rank change year-on-year +110 +93 +37
Permanent jobs citing Biometrics 92 102 118
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.077% 0.069% 0.067%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.084% 0.075% 0.073%
Number of salaries quoted 74 54 104
Median annual salary £50,000 £60,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -16.67% +9.09% +3.83%
10th Percentile £37,500 £46,475 £32,500
90th Percentile £90,000 £100,875 £72,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £54,860 £45,000
% change year-on-year -13.42% +21.91% +20.00%

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 109,164 136,674 162,480
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 91.92% 92.24% 92.20%
Number of salaries quoted 86,514 107,624 132,472
Median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £31,250 £30,000 £29,000
90th Percentile £88,750 £85,000 £81,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%

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 28 March 2020.

Salary histogram for Biometrics in the UK

Biometrics
Top 12 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 28 March 2020. 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 +111 92 £50,000 -16.67% 17
UK excluding London +150 74 £47,500 -13.42% 10
South East +94 58 £47,500 -38.71% 1
London +67 17 £76,250 +27.08% 8
North of England +85 9 £45,000 -24.62% 3
North West +52 6 £50,000 -28.98% 3
South West - 6 £50,000 -
Work from Home +9 3 £75,000 +7.14% 6
North East - 2 £35,000 -
Midlands +49 1 £75,000 -
Yorkshire +41 1 - -
West Midlands - 1 £75,000 -

For the 6 months to 28 March 2020, 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 45 (48.91%) Microsoft
2 36 (39.13%) C#
3 34 (36.96%) .NET
4 31 (33.70%) REST
5 30 (32.61%) AngularJS
5 30 (32.61%) SQL Server
6 29 (31.52%) Agile Software Development
6 29 (31.52%) .NET Core
7 27 (29.35%) ASP.NET
8 26 (28.26%) Linux
9 24 (26.09%) MVC
10 23 (25.00%) CRM
10 23 (25.00%) Greenfield Project
11 22 (23.91%) .NET Framework
11 22 (23.91%) ASP.NET MVC
12 21 (22.83%) DevOps
13 20 (21.74%) C
14 19 (20.65%) Java
14 19 (20.65%) Entity Framework
15 18 (19.57%) Security Cleared
15 18 (19.57%) SQL
15 18 (19.57%) Military
16 17 (18.48%) Windows
17 16 (17.39%) JIRA
17 16 (17.39%) Docker
18 15 (16.30%) Programme Management
19 14 (15.22%) Service Management
19 14 (15.22%) AWS
19 14 (15.22%) Kubernetes
20 13 (14.13%) Finance

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 6 (6.52%) Confluence
1 6 (6.52%) Red Hat Fuse
2 3 (3.26%) JBoss
Applications
1 6 (6.52%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (3.26%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (3.26%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 14 (15.22%) AWS
2 7 (7.61%) Azure
3 6 (6.52%) Amazon CloudWatch
3 6 (6.52%) Amazon GuardDuty
4 4 (4.35%) Serverless
5 3 (3.26%) Google Drive
5 3 (3.26%) Office 365
5 3 (3.26%) SaaS
6 2 (2.17%) GitHub
7 1 (1.09%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (1.09%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (8.70%) HTTP
2 2 (2.17%) Internet
3 1 (1.09%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (32.61%) SQL Server
2 9 (9.78%) SQL Server 2019
3 6 (6.52%) MongoDB
4 5 (5.43%) Hadoop
5 3 (3.26%) SQLPlus
6 2 (2.17%) Apache Cassandra
6 2 (2.17%) Blockchain
6 2 (2.17%) Cosmos DB
6 2 (2.17%) Electronic Patient Records
6 2 (2.17%) Relational Database
7 1 (1.09%) Amazon RDS
7 1 (1.09%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (1.09%) RDBMS
7 1 (1.09%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (1.09%) SQL Server 2016
7 1 (1.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 16 (17.39%) JIRA
2 9 (9.78%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 9 (9.78%) Bitbucket
3 5 (5.43%) Visual Studio
4 4 (4.35%) SpecFlow
5 3 (3.26%) Cucumber
6 2 (2.17%) Git (software)
6 2 (2.17%) Moq
6 2 (2.17%) NUnit
6 2 (2.17%) Selenium
7 1 (1.09%) DbUnit
7 1 (1.09%) GitLab
7 1 (1.09%) Jenkins
7 1 (1.09%) jMock
7 1 (1.09%) JUnit
7 1 (1.09%) Maven
7 1 (1.09%) Mockito
7 1 (1.09%) Rational DOORS
7 1 (1.09%) SonarQube
7 1 (1.09%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 18 (19.57%) Military
2 13 (14.13%) Finance
3 10 (10.87%) Public Sector
4 4 (4.35%) Marketing
5 3 (3.26%) Aerospace
6 2 (2.17%) Law
7 1 (1.09%) Banking
7 1 (1.09%) Local Government
7 1 (1.09%) Retail
7 1 (1.09%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 33 (35.87%) Developer
2 25 (27.17%) Software Developer
3 14 (15.22%) C# Developer
4 11 (11.96%) C# Software Developer
5 10 (10.87%) .NET Developer
5 10 (10.87%) .NET Software Developer
6 8 (8.70%) Angular Developer
6 8 (8.70%) Architect
7 7 (7.61%) C# .NET Developer
8 6 (6.52%) 2nd Line Engineer
8 6 (6.52%) Project Manager
8 6 (6.52%) Technical Architect
9 5 (5.43%) Software Engineer
10 4 (4.35%) ASP.NET Developer
10 4 (4.35%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
10 4 (4.35%) Biometrics Engineer
10 4 (4.35%) C# ASP.NET Developer
10 4 (4.35%) Senior Manager
10 4 (4.35%) Senior Project Manager
11 3 (3.26%) Operations Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (36.96%) .NET
2 31 (33.70%) REST
3 30 (32.61%) AngularJS
4 29 (31.52%) .NET Core
5 27 (29.35%) ASP.NET
6 22 (23.91%) .NET Framework
6 22 (23.91%) ASP.NET MVC
7 19 (20.65%) Entity Framework
8 10 (10.87%) SOAP
9 9 (9.78%) Web Services
10 6 (6.52%) RESTful
10 6 (6.52%) Spring
10 6 (6.52%) Velocity
10 6 (6.52%) XML
11 5 (5.43%) Hibernate
11 5 (5.43%) Node.js
11 5 (5.43%) React
12 4 (4.35%) EJB
12 4 (4.35%) WCF
13 3 (3.26%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 23 (25.00%) Greenfield Project
2 9 (9.78%) Public Cloud
3 7 (7.61%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (3.26%) Digital Signage
4 3 (3.26%) HACMP
4 3 (3.26%) Management Information System
5 2 (2.17%) e-Health
5 2 (2.17%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (2.17%) Internet of Things
5 2 (2.17%) Mobile App
5 2 (2.17%) Smart City
6 1 (1.09%) Algorithms
6 1 (1.09%) Contactless
6 1 (1.09%) Embedded Systems
6 1 (1.09%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 26 (28.26%) Linux
2 17 (18.48%) Windows
3 6 (6.52%) Ubuntu
3 6 (6.52%) Unix
4 5 (5.43%) Android
4 5 (5.43%) Windows Server
5 3 (3.26%) AIX
5 3 (3.26%) Apple iOS
5 3 (3.26%) Mac OS
5 3 (3.26%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (31.52%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (26.09%) MVC
3 23 (25.00%) CRM
4 21 (22.83%) DevOps
5 15 (16.30%) Programme Management
6 14 (15.22%) Service Management
7 13 (14.13%) TDD
8 12 (13.04%) Incident Management
9 11 (11.96%) Continuous Integration
10 9 (9.78%) ITIL
10 9 (9.78%) Mentoring
10 9 (9.78%) Open Source
10 9 (9.78%) Product Management
10 9 (9.78%) Project Delivery
11 8 (8.70%) Artificial Intelligence
11 8 (8.70%) Problem-Solving
12 7 (7.61%) Computer Science
12 7 (7.61%) Project Management
12 7 (7.61%) Scrum
12 7 (7.61%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 36 (39.13%) C#
2 20 (21.74%) C
3 19 (20.65%) Java
4 18 (19.57%) SQL
5 8 (8.70%) JavaScript
6 6 (6.52%) Python
7 4 (4.35%) C++
7 4 (4.35%) Ruby
8 3 (3.26%) Java 8
8 3 (3.26%) PL/SQL
8 3 (3.26%) T-SQL
9 2 (2.17%) Apple Swift
9 2 (2.17%) Kotlin
9 2 (2.17%) Objective-C
9 2 (2.17%) TypeScript
10 1 (1.09%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 18 (19.57%) Security Cleared
2 11 (11.96%) Degree
3 8 (8.70%) SC Cleared
4 6 (6.52%) DV Cleared
4 6 (6.52%) Microsoft Certification
5 4 (4.35%) Computer Science Degree
6 3 (3.26%) IBM Certification
6 3 (3.26%) MCSA
6 3 (3.26%) PMI Certification
6 3 (3.26%) PMP
6 3 (3.26%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 2 (2.17%) MCAD
8 1 (1.09%) DBS Check
8 1 (1.09%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (9.78%) QA
2 6 (6.52%) Government Security Classifications
2 6 (6.52%) NCSC
3 4 (4.35%) GDPR
4 3 (3.26%) Def Stans
4 3 (3.26%) PCI DSS
4 3 (3.26%) PMO
5 2 (2.17%) NIST
System Software
1 16 (17.39%) Docker
2 6 (6.52%) Active Directory
2 6 (6.52%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.09%) Postfix
Systems Management
1 14 (15.22%) Kubernetes
2 6 (6.52%) Ansible
2 6 (6.52%) SCCM
2 6 (6.52%) ZABBIX
3 5 (5.43%) SCSM
4 3 (3.26%) Tivoli
5 2 (2.17%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (1.09%) Terraform
Vendors
1 45 (48.91%) Microsoft
2 11 (11.96%) VMware
3 9 (9.78%) Oracle
4 6 (6.52%) Red Hat
5 5 (5.43%) Atlassian
5 5 (5.43%) ServiceNow
6 3 (3.26%) Google
6 3 (3.26%) IBM
6 3 (3.26%) SolarWinds
7 1 (1.09%) Facebook
7 1 (1.09%) Twitter