Period
to 16 January 2018

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 16 January 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Biometrics
UK
6 months to
16 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1054 1103 1179
Rank change year-on-year +49 +76 +62
Permanent jobs citing Biometrics 120 93 98
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.069% 0.053% 0.047%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.077% 0.059% 0.053%
Number of salaries quoted 87 75 52
UK median annual salary £52,500 £57,604 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -8.86% +15.21% +25.00%
10th Percentile £32,500 £36,250 £33,000
90th Percentile £71,000 £69,500 £71,149
UK excluding London median annual salary £44,000 £37,500 £43,750
% change year-on-year +17.33% -14.29% +9.38%

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 155,871 157,999 183,963
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 89.87% 89.53% 88.86%
Number of salaries quoted 125,016 130,615 152,469
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 £28,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £79,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%

Biometrics
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Biometrics in the UK

Biometrics
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for Biometrics in the UK

Biometrics
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Biometrics over the 6 months to 16 January 2018.

Salary histogram for Biometrics in the UK

Biometrics
Top 8 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 16 January 2018. 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 +26 109 £52,500 -8.86% 33
London +5 61 £60,000 - 14
UK excluding London +54 57 £44,000 +17.33% 21
North of England +24 20 £35,000 +22.81% 5
North West - 20 £35,000 - 5
South East +31 19 £50,000 +61.29% 6
East of England +5 9 £34,250 - 4
Scotland -21 9 £53,250 -26.55% 1

For the 6 months to 16 January 2018, IT jobs citing Biometrics 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 Biometrics.

1 51 (42.50%) Agile Software Development
2 40 (33.33%) Java
3 34 (28.33%) Linux
4 31 (25.83%) Python
4 31 (25.83%) Cybersecurity
5 27 (22.50%) Git (software)
6 25 (20.83%) SQL
7 23 (19.17%) Finance
8 22 (18.33%) JavaScript
9 21 (17.50%) AngularJS
9 21 (17.50%) Kubernetes
10 20 (16.67%) Docker
10 20 (16.67%) Banking
11 19 (15.83%) DevOps
12 18 (15.00%) Service Delivery
13 17 (14.17%) Scrum
13 17 (14.17%) C
13 17 (14.17%) PCI DSS
13 17 (14.17%) Security Cleared
13 17 (14.17%) OpenShift
13 17 (14.17%) Machine Learning
14 16 (13.33%) Continuous Delivery
14 16 (13.33%) Software Engineering
15 15 (12.50%) SC Cleared
15 15 (12.50%) HTML
15 15 (12.50%) Legal
15 15 (12.50%) Fintech
16 14 (11.67%) Blockchain
16 14 (11.67%) C++
16 14 (11.67%) Test Automation

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 (5.00%) Confluence
2 2 (1.67%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 4 (3.33%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (2.50%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 3 (2.50%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (0.83%) InVision
3 1 (0.83%) OmniGraffle
3 1 (0.83%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 3 (2.50%) Adobe Campaign
2 2 (1.67%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 17 (14.17%) OpenShift
2 5 (4.17%) SaaS
3 3 (2.50%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (2.50%) PaaS
4 2 (1.67%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (0.83%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.83%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 9 (7.50%) TCP/IP
2 7 (5.83%) Firewall
2 7 (5.83%) Network Security
3 5 (4.17%) Wireless
4 4 (3.33%) H.323
5 1 (0.83%) Internet
5 1 (0.83%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (11.67%) Blockchain
2 13 (10.83%) SQL Server
3 8 (6.67%) Big Data
4 5 (4.17%) Apache Cassandra
5 3 (2.50%) MongoDB
5 3 (2.50%) NoSQL
6 1 (0.83%) Data Mining
6 1 (0.83%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.83%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 27 (22.50%) Git (software)
2 13 (10.83%) Jenkins
3 12 (10.00%) JIRA
4 4 (3.33%) GitLab
4 4 (3.33%) Gradle
5 2 (1.67%) Octopus Deploy
5 2 (1.67%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (1.67%) TeamCity
General
1 23 (19.17%) Finance
2 20 (16.67%) Banking
3 15 (12.50%) Legal
4 7 (5.83%) Electronics
5 5 (4.17%) Marketing
5 5 (4.17%) Telecoms
6 4 (3.33%) Manufacturing
7 2 (1.67%) Military
8 1 (0.83%) Games
8 1 (0.83%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.83%) Law
8 1 (0.83%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 30 (25.00%) Developer
2 14 (11.67%) IT Manager
2 14 (11.67%) Senior IT Manager
2 14 (11.67%) Senior Manager
2 14 (11.67%) Senior Vendor Manager
2 14 (11.67%) Vendor Manager
3 13 (10.83%) Software Developer
3 13 (10.83%) Tester
4 12 (10.00%) Automation Tester
5 11 (9.17%) Full Stack Developer
6 10 (8.33%) Software Tester
7 8 (6.67%) C# Developer
7 8 (6.67%) Software Engineer
8 7 (5.83%) Administrator
8 7 (5.83%) Machine Learning Engineer
8 7 (5.83%) Senior C# Developer
8 7 (5.83%) Senior Developer
9 6 (5.00%) .NET Software Developer
9 6 (5.00%) C# .NET Developer
9 6 (5.00%) Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (17.50%) AngularJS
2 15 (12.50%) HTML
3 13 (10.83%) .NET
3 13 (10.83%) CSS
4 11 (9.17%) TensorFlow
5 9 (7.50%) HTML5
5 9 (7.50%) REST
6 8 (6.67%) ActiveMQ
6 8 (6.67%) ASP.NET Web API
6 8 (6.67%) JMS
7 7 (5.83%) CSS3
8 6 (5.00%) .NET Framework
9 4 (3.33%) Hibernate
9 4 (3.33%) Spring
10 3 (2.50%) J2EE
10 3 (2.50%) jQuery
10 3 (2.50%) RESTful
10 3 (2.50%) XML
11 2 (1.67%) JSON
11 2 (1.67%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 15 (12.50%) Fintech
2 9 (7.50%) Algorithms
3 8 (6.67%) CCTV
3 8 (6.67%) Data Centre
3 8 (6.67%) Management Information System
4 6 (5.00%) Greenfield Project
5 5 (4.17%) Computer Science
6 4 (3.33%) IVR
6 4 (3.33%) User Experience
6 4 (3.33%) Virtual Team
7 3 (2.50%) Analytical Skills
8 2 (1.67%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 2 (1.67%) Online Banking
8 2 (1.67%) Robotics
9 1 (0.83%) Client/Server
9 1 (0.83%) Device Driver
9 1 (0.83%) Grid Computing
9 1 (0.83%) Mainframe
9 1 (0.83%) Verilog
9 1 (0.83%) VHDL
Operating Systems
1 34 (28.33%) Linux
2 8 (6.67%) Windows
3 6 (5.00%) Android
4 5 (4.17%) Windows Server
5 2 (1.67%) Apple iOS
5 2 (1.67%) Unix
5 2 (1.67%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (0.83%) AIX
6 1 (0.83%) CentOS
6 1 (0.83%) Embedded Linux
6 1 (0.83%) HPUX
6 1 (0.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.83%) Solaris
6 1 (0.83%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (42.50%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (25.83%) Cybersecurity
3 19 (15.83%) DevOps
4 18 (15.00%) Service Delivery
5 17 (14.17%) Machine Learning
5 17 (14.17%) Scrum
6 16 (13.33%) Continuous Delivery
6 16 (13.33%) Software Engineering
7 14 (11.67%) Test Automation
8 13 (10.83%) Cryptography
8 13 (10.83%) Deep Learning
8 13 (10.83%) Microservices
9 12 (10.00%) Use Case
10 9 (7.50%) Project Management
11 8 (6.67%) BDD
11 8 (6.67%) Integration Testing
11 8 (6.67%) Software Testing
11 8 (6.67%) Stakeholder Management
11 8 (6.67%) TDD
11 8 (6.67%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 40 (33.33%) Java
2 31 (25.83%) Python
3 25 (20.83%) SQL
4 22 (18.33%) JavaScript
5 17 (14.17%) C
6 14 (11.67%) C++
7 9 (7.50%) C#
8 6 (5.00%) TypeScript
9 4 (3.33%) Embedded C
10 2 (1.67%) Perl
11 1 (0.83%) Apple Swift
11 1 (0.83%) Go
11 1 (0.83%) MATLAB
11 1 (0.83%) Objective-C
11 1 (0.83%) PHP
11 1 (0.83%) R
11 1 (0.83%) Scala
11 1 (0.83%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 17 (14.17%) Security Cleared
2 15 (12.50%) SC Cleared
3 14 (11.67%) Degree
4 10 (8.33%) PhD
5 3 (2.50%) Computer Science Degree
5 3 (2.50%) PMP
6 2 (1.67%) CCNA
6 2 (1.67%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (1.67%) ISEB
6 2 (1.67%) Master's Degree
7 1 (0.83%) CISSP
7 1 (0.83%) HNC
7 1 (0.83%) HND
7 1 (0.83%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (14.17%) PCI DSS
2 5 (4.17%) SLA
3 2 (1.67%) ISO 14001
3 2 (1.67%) ISO 22301
3 2 (1.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.83%) PMO
System Software
1 20 (16.67%) Docker
2 1 (0.83%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.83%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 21 (17.50%) Kubernetes
2 8 (6.67%) Kibana
2 8 (6.67%) Prometheus
3 5 (4.17%) Ansible
4 2 (1.67%) ServiceCenter
5 1 (0.83%) CFEngine
5 1 (0.83%) HP Data Protector
5 1 (0.83%) Puppet
Vendors
1 5 (4.17%) Microsoft
2 4 (3.33%) Avaya
2 4 (3.33%) Genesys
2 4 (3.33%) Google
2 4 (3.33%) Oracle
3 3 (2.50%) Adobe
3 3 (2.50%) HP
4 1 (0.83%) Capita
4 1 (0.83%) EMC
4 1 (0.83%) Red Hat
4 1 (0.83%) SAP
4 1 (0.83%) Xilinx