Period
to 24 September 2021

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Biotechnology in permanent job vacancies. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Biotechnology over the 6 months to 24 September 2021 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Biotechnology
UK
6 months to
24 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 701 683 1085
Rank change year-on-year -18 +402 +63
Permanent jobs citing Biotechnology 356 19 11
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.29% 0.039% 0.008%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.72% 0.11% 0.022%
Number of salaries quoted 46 16 11
10th Percentile £40,000 £31,375 £28,750
25th Percentile £42,250 £36,750 £38,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £56,750 £48,750 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year +16.41% -7.14% -7.49%
75th Percentile £69,375 £55,938 £72,500
90th Percentile £75,625 £77,500 £78,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £53,500 £50,000 £58,750
% change year-on-year +7.00% -14.89% +16.34%

Biotechnology is in the Generic IT Skills category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills.

All Generic IT Skills
UK
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 49,209 17,586 49,633
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 40.15% 35.83% 35.21%
Number of salaries quoted 29,665 14,308 37,886
10th Percentile £32,500 £33,000 £30,000
25th Percentile £42,500 £42,500 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £57,500 £53,000
Median % change year-on-year +4.35% +8.49% +0.95%
75th Percentile £80,000 £78,750 £72,500
90th Percentile £97,500 £100,000 £90,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £48,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +4.17% +6.67% -

Biotechnology
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Biotechnology in the UK

Biotechnology
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for Biotechnology in the UK

Biotechnology
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing Biotechnology over the 6 months to 24 September 2021.

Salary histogram for Biotechnology in the UK

Biotechnology
Top 13 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Biotechnology within the UK over the 6 months to 24 September 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 -118 214 £53,500 +12.63% 20
UK excluding London -116 139 £53,500 +7.00% 13
Work from Home -192 116 £60,000 +23.08% 2
London -175 71 £47,500 +23.38% 8
East of England - 71 £56,250 - 8
South East -119 43 £48,250 -3.50% 2
East Midlands - 10 - - 1
Midlands - 10 - - 1
North West -82 6 £65,000 +68.83%
North of England -126 6 £65,000 +68.83%
Scotland - 6 - -
South West -99 2 - - 1
Wales - 1 £47,500 -

For the 6 months to 24 September 2021, IT jobs citing Biotechnology 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 Biotechnology.

1 292 (82.02%) Pharmaceutical
2 221 (62.08%) Degree
3 171 (48.03%) Life Science
4 143 (40.17%) Computer Science
5 128 (35.96%) Social Skills
6 99 (27.81%) SAS
7 87 (24.44%) Statistics
8 77 (21.63%) CDISC
9 76 (21.35%) Analytical Skills
10 74 (20.79%) Analytics
11 72 (20.22%) Data Management
12 64 (17.98%) Oracle
13 61 (17.13%) SQL
14 59 (16.57%) Project Management
15 58 (16.29%) Validation
16 56 (15.73%) Mathematics
16 56 (15.73%) Agile Software Development
16 56 (15.73%) Computer Science Degree
17 50 (14.04%) Data Science
18 46 (12.92%) Biostatistics
19 43 (12.08%) Python
19 43 (12.08%) Mentoring
20 41 (11.52%) Management Information System
21 39 (10.96%) Problem-Solving
22 37 (10.39%) SAS Macro
22 37 (10.39%) Base SAS
22 37 (10.39%) Visualisation
23 36 (10.11%) R
23 36 (10.11%) Microsoft
24 34 (9.55%) Artificial Intelligence

Biotechnology
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 99 (27.81%) SAS
2 26 (7.30%) SharePoint
3 16 (4.49%) Documentum
4 2 (0.56%) Confluence
4 2 (0.56%) WordPress
5 1 (0.28%) Apache
5 1 (0.28%) Tomcat
Applications
1 16 (4.49%) Microsoft Office
2 15 (4.21%) Microsoft Excel
3 6 (1.69%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 3 (0.84%) Figma
4 3 (0.84%) Sketch
5 1 (0.28%) Adobe XD
5 1 (0.28%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 18 (5.06%) Oracle Clinical
2 16 (4.49%) TrackWise
Cloud Services
1 24 (6.74%) Veeva
2 20 (5.62%) SaaS
3 14 (3.93%) Power Platform
4 13 (3.65%) Azure
5 10 (2.81%) AWS
5 10 (2.81%) Microsoft 365
6 4 (1.12%) Azure Active Directory
7 2 (0.56%) Adobe Creative Cloud
7 2 (0.56%) Amazon SageMaker
7 2 (0.56%) GCP
7 2 (0.56%) GitHub
7 2 (0.56%) MailChimp
8 1 (0.28%) Amazon S3
8 1 (0.28%) Azure Key Vault
8 1 (0.28%) Azure Machine Learning
8 1 (0.28%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 6 (1.69%) Unified Communications
2 5 (1.40%) Intranet
3 1 (0.28%) Firewall
3 1 (0.28%) LAN
3 1 (0.28%) SSL
3 1 (0.28%) WAN
3 1 (0.28%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (10.39%) Base SAS
2 24 (6.74%) Tableau
3 21 (5.90%) SQL Server
4 19 (5.34%) OLTP
5 18 (5.06%) Spotfire
6 14 (3.93%) Power BI
7 9 (2.53%) Data Warehouse
8 7 (1.97%) RDBMS
8 7 (1.97%) Relational Database
9 5 (1.40%) BusinessObjects
10 3 (0.84%) Metadata
11 2 (0.56%) Electronic Patient Records
12 1 (0.28%) Amazon Redshift
12 1 (0.28%) Azure SQL Database
12 1 (0.28%) KNIME
12 1 (0.28%) MongoDB
12 1 (0.28%) MySQL
12 1 (0.28%) NoSQL
12 1 (0.28%) Oracle Reports
12 1 (0.28%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 19 (5.34%) Oracle Forms
1 19 (5.34%) Team Foundation Server
2 7 (1.97%) ProC
3 4 (1.12%) JIRA
4 3 (0.84%) Selenium
5 2 (0.56%) Git (software)
5 2 (0.56%) JMeter
5 2 (0.56%) REST Assured
5 2 (0.56%) TeamCity
6 1 (0.28%) Balsamiq
6 1 (0.28%) Bugzilla
6 1 (0.28%) GitLab
6 1 (0.28%) Jenkins
6 1 (0.28%) Visual Studio
General
1 292 (82.02%) Pharmaceutical
2 128 (35.96%) Social Skills
3 76 (21.35%) Analytical Skills
4 26 (7.30%) Influencing Skills
5 23 (6.46%) Finance
5 23 (6.46%) Organisational Skills
6 18 (5.06%) French Language
6 18 (5.06%) German Language
6 18 (5.06%) Italian Language
6 18 (5.06%) Manufacturing
6 18 (5.06%) Spanish Language
7 16 (4.49%) Publishing
8 14 (3.93%) Marketing
9 9 (2.53%) Legal
10 6 (1.69%) Presentation Skills
11 3 (0.84%) Inclusion and Diversity
11 3 (0.84%) Law
12 2 (0.56%) Advertising
13 1 (0.28%) Retail
Job Titles
1 101 (28.37%) Programmer
2 64 (17.98%) Statistical Programmer
3 60 (16.85%) Senior Programmer
4 43 (12.08%) Senior Statistical Programmer
5 35 (9.83%) Data Manager
5 35 (9.83%) Developer
6 33 (9.27%) SAS Programmer
7 20 (5.62%) Analyst
7 20 (5.62%) Project Manager
8 19 (5.34%) Consultant
9 16 (4.49%) Implementation Consultant
10 15 (4.21%) Senior SAS Programmer
11 14 (3.93%) Software Engineer
12 11 (3.09%) Associate Project Manager
13 10 (2.81%) Senior Manager
13 10 (2.81%) Software Developer
14 9 (2.53%) .NET Developer
14 9 (2.53%) Data Engineer
15 8 (2.25%) .NET Software Developer
15 8 (2.25%) C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (6.74%) .NET
2 20 (5.62%) ASP.NET
3 19 (5.34%) WinForms
4 18 (5.06%) ASP.NET MVC
5 14 (3.93%) HTML
6 10 (2.81%) CSS
7 8 (2.25%) Django
8 7 (1.97%) React
8 7 (1.97%) WCF
9 5 (1.40%) Flask
9 5 (1.40%) XML
10 4 (1.12%) Apache Flex
10 4 (1.12%) JWT
10 4 (1.12%) Vue.js
10 4 (1.12%) WPF
11 3 (0.84%) AngularJS
11 3 (0.84%) OAuth
11 3 (0.84%) REST
11 3 (0.84%) RESTful
11 3 (0.84%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 171 (48.03%) Life Science
2 41 (11.52%) Management Information System
3 21 (5.90%) Algorithms
4 18 (5.06%) Pharmacovigilance
5 10 (2.81%) Reference Data
6 8 (2.25%) User Experience
7 7 (1.97%) Data Structures
7 7 (1.97%) Self-Motivation
8 5 (1.40%) Virtual Team
9 4 (1.12%) FMCG
10 3 (0.84%) Smartphone
11 2 (0.56%) Enterprise Software
11 2 (0.56%) Mobile App
11 2 (0.56%) NHS
12 1 (0.28%) Embedded Systems
12 1 (0.28%) Enterprise Storage
12 1 (0.28%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 34 (9.55%) Windows
2 8 (2.25%) Linux
3 4 (1.12%) Windows Server
4 3 (0.84%) Unix
4 3 (0.84%) Windows 10
5 1 (0.28%) Android
5 1 (0.28%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 143 (40.17%) Computer Science
2 87 (24.44%) Statistics
3 74 (20.79%) Analytics
4 72 (20.22%) Data Management
5 59 (16.57%) Project Management
6 58 (16.29%) Validation
7 56 (15.73%) Agile Software Development
7 56 (15.73%) Mathematics
8 50 (14.04%) Data Science
9 46 (12.92%) Biostatistics
10 43 (12.08%) Mentoring
11 39 (10.96%) Problem-Solving
12 37 (10.39%) Visualisation
13 34 (9.55%) Artificial Intelligence
14 33 (9.27%) Machine Learning
15 29 (8.15%) Collaborative Working
15 29 (8.15%) Data Protection
15 29 (8.15%) Statistical Analysis
16 28 (7.87%) Biology
17 27 (7.58%) Project Delivery
Programming Languages
1 61 (17.13%) SQL
2 43 (12.08%) Python
3 37 (10.39%) SAS Macro
4 36 (10.11%) R
5 27 (7.58%) JavaScript
6 25 (7.02%) C#
7 18 (5.06%) PL/SQL
8 15 (4.21%) Java
9 13 (3.65%) PowerShell
10 7 (1.97%) PROC SQL
11 3 (0.84%) C++
12 2 (0.56%) PHP
13 1 (0.28%) C
13 1 (0.28%) T-SQL
13 1 (0.28%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 221 (62.08%) Degree
2 56 (15.73%) Computer Science Degree
3 27 (7.58%) Master's Degree
4 19 (5.34%) PhD
5 13 (3.65%) Numerate Degree
6 8 (2.25%) PMI Certification
6 8 (2.25%) PMP
7 3 (0.84%) HND
8 1 (0.28%) ISEB
8 1 (0.28%) ISTQB
8 1 (0.28%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.28%) MCSA
8 1 (0.28%) MCSE
8 1 (0.28%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (0.28%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 1 (0.28%) TOGAF Certification
8 1 (0.28%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 77 (21.63%) CDISC
2 24 (6.74%) Data Quality
3 21 (5.90%) Good Clinical Practice
4 17 (4.78%) QA
5 14 (3.93%) GDPR
6 10 (2.81%) HIPAA
7 9 (2.53%) GMP
8 7 (1.97%) 21 CFR Part 11
9 6 (1.69%) GxP
10 4 (1.12%) SLA
11 3 (0.84%) GAMP
11 3 (0.84%) ISO/IEC 27001
12 2 (0.56%) GRC
13 1 (0.28%) ISO 9001
13 1 (0.28%) ITGC
13 1 (0.28%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 8 (2.25%) Active Directory
2 7 (1.97%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.28%) Docker
Systems Management
1 4 (1.12%) Ansible
1 4 (1.12%) Terraform
2 1 (0.28%) Kubernetes
2 1 (0.28%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 64 (17.98%) Oracle
2 36 (10.11%) Microsoft
3 30 (8.43%) SAP
4 21 (5.90%) Salesforce.com
5 18 (5.06%) Informatica
6 16 (4.49%) OpenText
6 16 (4.49%) Workday
7 12 (3.37%) VMware
8 7 (1.97%) Veeam
9 5 (1.40%) IBM
10 4 (1.12%) Minitab
11 3 (0.84%) Adobe
11 3 (0.84%) Ariba
11 3 (0.84%) TIBCO
12 2 (0.56%) CA Agile Central
12 2 (0.56%) Cisco
12 2 (0.56%) Google
12 2 (0.56%) Sage
13 1 (0.28%) Databricks
13 1 (0.28%) Palo Alto