Period
to 20 June 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for Biostatistics skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Biostatistics over the 6 months to 20 June 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Biostatistics (Biometry)
UK
6 months to
20 Jun 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 778 858 1104
Rank change year-on-year +80 +246 -
Permanent jobs citing Biostatistics 172 8 5
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.17% 0.010% 0.003%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.18% 0.011% 0.004%
Number of salaries quoted 0 6 5
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) - £80,000 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year - +52.38% -
UK excluding London median annual salary - £67,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year - +35.00% -

Biostatistics 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 95,981 74,938 132,710
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 93.17% 92.36% 92.33%
Number of salaries quoted 66,641 60,258 105,363
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,451 £30,000
25th Percentile £41,500 £41,250 £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 £73,750 £70,000
90th Percentile £91,250 £90,000 £86,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £49,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +4.21% +5.56% -

Biostatistics
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Biostatistics in the UK

Biostatistics
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for Biostatistics in the UK

Biostatistics
Top 11 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Biostatistics within the UK over the 6 months to 20 June 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
Work from Home -137 81 - -
England -16 71 - - 3
UK excluding London -4 62 - -
East of England +14 33 - -
South East -11 17 - -
London -39 15 - - 2
Scotland - 7 - -
Yorkshire - 3 - -
North of England - 3 - -
East Midlands - 2 - -
Midlands - 2 - -

For the 6 months to 20 June 2021, IT jobs citing Biostatistics 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 Biostatistics.

1 126 (73.26%) SAS
2 112 (65.12%) Degree
3 111 (64.53%) Statistics
3 111 (64.53%) Pharmaceutical
4 94 (54.65%) Mathematics
5 87 (50.58%) Data Management
6 85 (49.42%) Social Skills
7 79 (45.93%) Computer Science
8 56 (32.56%) Project Management
9 55 (31.98%) Problem-Solving
10 53 (30.81%) Mentoring
11 50 (29.07%) Validation
12 45 (26.16%) Life Science
12 45 (26.16%) Analytics
13 43 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
14 41 (23.84%) Computer Science Degree
15 40 (23.26%) CDISC
16 39 (22.67%) R
17 34 (19.77%) Master's Degree
18 33 (19.19%) Data Science
19 32 (18.60%) Time Management
19 32 (18.60%) Finance
20 30 (17.44%) Process Improvement
21 29 (16.86%) Biotechnology
22 28 (16.28%) Good Clinical Practice
23 27 (15.70%) Statistical Analysis
24 26 (15.12%) Resource Allocation
24 26 (15.12%) Presentation Skills
25 25 (14.53%) PhD
25 25 (14.53%) Bioinformatics

Biostatistics
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
1 126 (73.26%) SAS
2 8 (4.65%) Apache Spark
2 8 (4.65%) Jupyter
Applications
1 10 (5.81%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (4.07%) Microsoft Excel
3 6 (3.49%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 6 (3.49%) SPSS
4 2 (1.16%) S-PLUS
Cloud Services
1 8 (4.65%) Amazon EMR
1 8 (4.65%) Amazon SageMaker
1 8 (4.65%) AWS
1 8 (4.65%) AWS Lambda
1 8 (4.65%) Power Platform
1 8 (4.65%) Serverless
2 6 (3.49%) Snowflake
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (11.63%) Electronic Patient Records
2 13 (7.56%) Base SAS
3 10 (5.81%) Spotfire
4 8 (4.65%) Data Mining
4 8 (4.65%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 3 (1.74%) Git (software)
2 1 (0.58%) ProC
General
1 111 (64.53%) Pharmaceutical
2 85 (49.42%) Social Skills
3 43 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
4 32 (18.60%) Finance
5 26 (15.12%) Presentation Skills
6 12 (6.98%) Marketing
7 9 (5.23%) Czech Language
8 3 (1.74%) French Language
8 3 (1.74%) German Language
8 3 (1.74%) Italian Language
9 2 (1.16%) Influencing Skills
9 2 (1.16%) Legal
Job Titles
1 112 (65.12%) Programmer
2 80 (46.51%) Statistical Programmer
3 45 (26.16%) Senior Programmer
4 36 (20.93%) Senior Statistical Programmer
5 26 (15.12%) Analyst
6 18 (10.47%) Data Scientist
7 13 (7.56%) Senior Analyst
8 8 (4.65%) Data Programmer
8 8 (4.65%) Project Analyst
9 7 (4.07%) Analytics Manager
9 7 (4.07%) Data Analytics Manager
10 6 (3.49%) Data Manager
10 6 (3.49%) SAS Programmer
11 4 (2.33%) Senior Manager
12 3 (1.74%) Data Science Director
12 3 (1.74%) Lead Programmer
12 3 (1.74%) Senior Data Scientist
13 2 (1.16%) Biostatistician
13 2 (1.16%) Graduate
13 2 (1.16%) Graduate Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (8.14%) XML
2 10 (5.81%) Shiny
3 8 (4.65%) .NET
3 8 (4.65%) Kafka
3 8 (4.65%) NLTK
3 8 (4.65%) NumPy
3 8 (4.65%) Pandas
3 8 (4.65%) SciPy
3 8 (4.65%) TensorFlow
Miscellaneous
1 45 (26.16%) Life Science
2 29 (16.86%) Biotechnology
3 15 (8.72%) Self-Motivation
4 11 (6.40%) Algorithms
5 9 (5.23%) Pharmacovigilance
6 7 (4.07%) Data Structures
7 5 (2.91%) Virtual Team
8 3 (1.74%) Management Information System
9 2 (1.16%) NHS
9 2 (1.16%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 111 (64.53%) Statistics
2 94 (54.65%) Mathematics
3 87 (50.58%) Data Management
4 79 (45.93%) Computer Science
5 56 (32.56%) Project Management
6 55 (31.98%) Problem-Solving
7 53 (30.81%) Mentoring
8 50 (29.07%) Validation
9 45 (26.16%) Analytics
10 33 (19.19%) Data Science
11 32 (18.60%) Time Management
12 30 (17.44%) Process Improvement
13 27 (15.70%) Statistical Analysis
14 26 (15.12%) Resource Allocation
15 25 (14.53%) Bioinformatics
16 23 (13.37%) Biometrics
16 23 (13.37%) Business Development
17 22 (12.79%) Quality Management
18 21 (12.21%) Agile Software Development
19 20 (11.63%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 39 (22.67%) R
2 23 (13.37%) Python
3 10 (5.81%) SAS Macro
4 6 (3.49%) PL/1
5 2 (1.16%) SQL
6 1 (0.58%) PROC SQL
6 1 (0.58%) VB
Qualifications
1 112 (65.12%) Degree
2 41 (23.84%) Computer Science Degree
3 34 (19.77%) Master's Degree
4 25 (14.53%) PhD
5 10 (5.81%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 40 (23.26%) CDISC
2 28 (16.28%) Good Clinical Practice
3 24 (13.95%) QA
4 22 (12.79%) 21 CFR Part 11
5 6 (3.49%) Data Quality
6 2 (1.16%) GxP
System Software
1 3 (1.74%) Docker
Vendors
1 24 (13.95%) Facebook
2 21 (12.21%) YouTube
3 20 (11.63%) Microsoft
4 6 (3.49%) SAP
5 3 (1.74%) Instagram
6 1 (0.58%) Progress