Period
to 11 April 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 11 April 2021 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Biotechnology
UK
6 months to
11 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 755 973 1109
Rank change year-on-year +218 +136 +86
Permanent jobs citing Biotechnology 94 18 12
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.11% 0.016% 0.008%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.29% 0.041% 0.020%
Number of salaries quoted 17 18 10
10th Percentile £48,000 " £32,125
25th Percentile £52,500 £31,250 £47,188
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £57,500 £32,500 £90,000
Median % change year-on-year +76.92% -63.89% +50.00%
75th Percentile £64,750 £42,500 £122,500
90th Percentile £71,000 £73,250 "
UK excluding London median annual salary £57,500 £32,500 £90,000
% change year-on-year +76.92% -63.89% +56.52%

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 32,717 43,836 58,679
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 39.50% 38.59% 39.42%
Number of salaries quoted 23,312 34,125 44,860
10th Percentile £32,500 £30,750 £29,250
25th Percentile £41,250 £39,750 £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 £75,000 £71,750
90th Percentile £95,000 £93,750 £87,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +5.56% -

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 11 April 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 11 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 +188 61 £55,000 +69.23% 46
UK excluding London +144 49 £57,500 +76.92% 38
Work from Home - 31 £61,500 - 5
East of England +81 24 £50,000 +53.85% 16
London +137 10 £65,000 -13.33% 10
South East +98 10 £53,500 -20.74% 16
Scotland - 5 £57,500 - 2
North of England - 4 - - 2
South West -10 3 - -
East Midlands - 3 - - 1
Midlands - 3 - - 2
North West - 2 - - 2
Yorkshire - 2 - -

For the 6 months to 11 April 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 67 (71.28%) Pharmaceutical
2 44 (46.81%) SAS
3 41 (43.62%) Degree
4 37 (39.36%) CDISC
5 35 (37.23%) Life Science
6 34 (36.17%) Computer Science
7 30 (31.91%) Python
8 25 (26.60%) Statistics
9 23 (24.47%) R
10 21 (22.34%) Analytical Skills
10 21 (22.34%) Computer Science Degree
11 19 (20.21%) Machine Learning
11 19 (20.21%) Analytics
12 16 (17.02%) Validation
12 16 (17.02%) Mathematics
13 15 (15.96%) Data Science
13 15 (15.96%) Mentoring
14 13 (13.83%) SAS Macro
14 13 (13.83%) Artificial Intelligence
15 12 (12.77%) Data Management
15 12 (12.77%) Statistical Analysis
15 12 (12.77%) Finance
16 11 (11.70%) Software Engineering
16 11 (11.70%) Base SAS
16 11 (11.70%) AWS
17 10 (10.64%) Docker
17 10 (10.64%) Project Management
17 10 (10.64%) PhD
17 10 (10.64%) SQL
18 9 (9.57%) Biology

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 44 (46.81%) SAS
2 1 (1.06%) Apache
2 1 (1.06%) Apache Spark
2 1 (1.06%) Confluence
2 1 (1.06%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (1.06%) Tomcat
Applications
1 2 (2.13%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (2.13%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (2.13%) Oracle Clinical
2 1 (1.06%) SAP MM
Cloud Services
1 11 (11.70%) AWS
2 6 (6.38%) Amazon EC2
2 6 (6.38%) Amazon ELB
2 6 (6.38%) AWS CloudFormation
3 4 (4.26%) Azure
4 3 (3.19%) GCP
4 3 (3.19%) Power Platform
5 1 (1.06%) SaaS
5 1 (1.06%) Veeva
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.13%) Bluetooth
1 2 (2.13%) Wi-Fi
1 2 (2.13%) Wireless
1 2 (2.13%) ZigBee
2 1 (1.06%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (11.70%) Base SAS
2 4 (4.26%) Tableau
3 3 (3.19%) BusinessObjects
3 3 (3.19%) Power BI
4 2 (2.13%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (2.13%) Relational Database
5 1 (1.06%) Azure SQL Database
5 1 (1.06%) Electronic Patient Records
5 1 (1.06%) Hadoop
5 1 (1.06%) MongoDB
5 1 (1.06%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 6 (6.38%) Jenkins
1 6 (6.38%) Maven
1 6 (6.38%) SonarQube
1 6 (6.38%) Sonatype Nexus
2 4 (4.26%) Git (software)
3 2 (2.13%) ProC
4 1 (1.06%) Bitbucket
4 1 (1.06%) GitLab
4 1 (1.06%) JIRA
4 1 (1.06%) Selenium
General
1 67 (71.28%) Pharmaceutical
2 12 (12.77%) Finance
3 5 (5.32%) Marketing
4 4 (4.26%) Legal
5 3 (3.19%) French Language
5 3 (3.19%) German Language
5 3 (3.19%) Manufacturing
6 2 (2.13%) Electronics
7 1 (1.06%) Law
Job Titles
1 43 (45.74%) Programmer
2 27 (28.72%) Statistical Programmer
3 24 (25.53%) Senior Programmer
4 21 (22.34%) Senior Statistical Programmer
5 10 (10.64%) SAS Programmer
6 7 (7.45%) Software Engineer
7 6 (6.38%) Developer
7 6 (6.38%) DevOps Engineer
7 6 (6.38%) Lead Programmer
8 5 (5.32%) Data Manager
8 5 (5.32%) Senior Developer
9 3 (3.19%) Architect
9 3 (3.19%) Azure Architect
9 3 (3.19%) Data Analytics Specialist
9 3 (3.19%) Database Programmer
9 3 (3.19%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
9 3 (3.19%) Procurement Specialist
9 3 (3.19%) Senior Front-End Developer
9 3 (3.19%) Solutions Architect
10 2 (2.13%) Embedded Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (6.38%) CSS
2 5 (5.32%) HTML
2 5 (5.32%) React
3 2 (2.13%) .NET
3 2 (2.13%) ASP.NET
3 2 (2.13%) Django
3 2 (2.13%) Flask
3 2 (2.13%) Keras
3 2 (2.13%) Shiny
3 2 (2.13%) TensorFlow
4 1 (1.06%) .NET Framework
4 1 (1.06%) AngularJS
4 1 (1.06%) Blazor
4 1 (1.06%) EDI
4 1 (1.06%) Entity Framework
4 1 (1.06%) jQuery
4 1 (1.06%) JSON
4 1 (1.06%) Middleware
4 1 (1.06%) OpenCV
4 1 (1.06%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 35 (37.23%) Life Science
2 21 (22.34%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (6.38%) Algorithms
4 5 (5.32%) Management Information System
5 4 (4.26%) Pharmacovigilance
6 3 (3.19%) Reference Data
7 2 (2.13%) NHS
7 2 (2.13%) Self-Motivation
7 2 (2.13%) User Experience
8 1 (1.06%) Embedded Systems
8 1 (1.06%) Greenfield Project
8 1 (1.06%) Linux Command Line
8 1 (1.06%) SCADA
8 1 (1.06%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 7 (7.45%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (36.17%) Computer Science
2 25 (26.60%) Statistics
3 19 (20.21%) Analytics
3 19 (20.21%) Machine Learning
4 16 (17.02%) Mathematics
4 16 (17.02%) Validation
5 15 (15.96%) Data Science
5 15 (15.96%) Mentoring
6 13 (13.83%) Artificial Intelligence
7 12 (12.77%) Data Management
7 12 (12.77%) Statistical Analysis
8 11 (11.70%) Software Engineering
9 10 (10.64%) Project Management
10 9 (9.57%) Biology
10 9 (9.57%) Continuous Delivery
11 8 (8.51%) Bioinformatics
11 8 (8.51%) Biostatistics
11 8 (8.51%) Problem-Solving
12 7 (7.45%) DevOps
13 6 (6.38%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 30 (31.91%) Python
2 23 (24.47%) R
3 13 (13.83%) SAS Macro
4 10 (10.64%) SQL
5 6 (6.38%) JavaScript
6 5 (5.32%) C
6 5 (5.32%) C++
7 4 (4.26%) Java
8 2 (2.13%) C#
8 2 (2.13%) Embedded C
8 2 (2.13%) Embedded C++
8 2 (2.13%) PROC SQL
9 1 (1.06%) Julia
9 1 (1.06%) Scala
9 1 (1.06%) TypeScript
9 1 (1.06%) VB
9 1 (1.06%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 41 (43.62%) Degree
2 21 (22.34%) Computer Science Degree
3 10 (10.64%) PhD
4 8 (8.51%) Master's Degree
5 5 (5.32%) Numerate Degree
6 3 (3.19%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 37 (39.36%) CDISC
2 5 (5.32%) GxP
2 5 (5.32%) QA
3 3 (3.19%) Good Clinical Practice
4 1 (1.06%) 21 CFR Part 11
4 1 (1.06%) Data Quality
4 1 (1.06%) GAMP
4 1 (1.06%) ISO 9001
4 1 (1.06%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (1.06%) ITGC
4 1 (1.06%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 10 (10.64%) Docker
2 1 (1.06%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 1 (1.06%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 3 (3.19%) Google
1 3 (3.19%) Informatica
1 3 (3.19%) Microsoft
1 3 (3.19%) SAP
2 2 (2.13%) Oracle
3 1 (1.06%) Atlassian
3 1 (1.06%) DocuSign