The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Life Science in IT jobs advertised for the South East region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Life Science over the 3 months to 22 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Life Sciences
Rank 330 393 422
Rank change year-on-year
+63 +29
Permanent jobs citing Life Science 120 36 25
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 0.53% 0.17% 0.11%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.76% 0.57% 0.35%
Number of salaries quoted 91 21 19
Average salary £35,000 £25,000 £55,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+40.00% -54.54%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £24,000 £29,500
10% offered a salary of more than £48,000 £60,000 £76,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £30,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -42.85%
Life Science
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Miscellaneous category in permanent jobs advertised in the South East region.

Miscellaneous Category
South East
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
6833 6330 7073
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 30.19% 29.13% 30.90%
Number of salaries quoted 5181 5149 5956
Average salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

Life Science
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Life Science across the South East region as a proportion of the total demand within the Miscellaneous category.

Life Science Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

Life Science
Salary Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Life Science across the South East region.

Life Science Salary Trend in the South East

Life Science
Salary Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Life Science across the South East region over the 3 months to 22 August 2014.

Life Science Salary Histogram in the South East

Life Science
Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Life Science within the South East region over the 3 months to 22 August 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Surrey +63 87 £34,000 +36.00% 9
Hampshire +4 14 £27,500 -26.66% 4
Buckinghamshire +4 12 £41,500 +102.43% 2
Oxfordshire +14 6 £37,500 -21.05% 7
Berkshire - 1 £25,000 -
Life Science
England

Life Science
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT jobs across the South East region citing Life Science also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Life Science.

1 106 (61.27%) Degree
2 80 (46.24%) Oracle
3 79 (45.66%) Chemistry
4 70 (40.46%) Biology
5 68 (39.31%) Pharmaceutical
6 58 (33.53%) SQL
6 58 (33.53%) Mathematics
7 57 (32.95%) Microsoft
8 50 (28.90%) ISEB
9 49 (28.32%) MS Excel
10 45 (26.01%) Selenium
11 43 (24.86%) PhD
12 42 (24.28%) PL/SQL
13 40 (23.12%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 39 (22.54%) MS PowerPoint
15 37 (21.39%) Java
16 35 (20.23%) MySQL
17 31 (17.92%) Test Scripting
18 30 (17.34%) Manual Testing
18 30 (17.34%) Software Testing
18 30 (17.34%) Software Engineering
19 29 (16.76%) V-Model
19 29 (16.76%) Web Services
19 29 (16.76%) Relational Database
20 28 (16.18%) Computer Science
21 27 (15.61%) QuickTest Pro
22 26 (15.03%) Finance
22 26 (15.03%) Windows
22 26 (15.03%) Statistics
23 25 (14.45%) Project Management

Life Science
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT jobs across the South East region citing Life Science also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Life Science. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 11 (6.36%) Oracle Workflow
2 8 (4.62%) SharePoint
3 3 (1.73%) Exchange Server 2013
3 3 (1.73%) MS Exchange
4 1 (0.58%) Adobe CQ
4 1 (0.58%) IIS
4 1 (0.58%) Documentum
4 1 (0.58%) SAS
4 1 (0.58%) WebSphere
Applications
1 49 (28.32%) MS Excel
2 39 (22.54%) MS PowerPoint
3 21 (12.14%) MS Project
4 19 (10.98%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (1.16%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.58%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (0.58%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.58%) Tridion
2 1 (0.58%) PeopleSoft Financials
2 1 (0.58%) Oracle Financials
2 1 (0.58%) Oracle 11i
2 1 (0.58%) PeopleSoft HRMS
2 1 (0.58%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.58%) Force.com
1 1 (0.58%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 6 (3.47%) TCP/IP
2 5 (2.89%) VoIP
3 3 (1.73%) Unified Communications
3 3 (1.73%) DHCP
3 3 (1.73%) Ethernet
3 3 (1.73%) HTTP
3 3 (1.73%) DNS
3 3 (1.73%) NAS
3 3 (1.73%) iSCSI
4 2 (1.16%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (20.23%) MySQL
2 29 (16.76%) Relational Database
3 15 (8.67%) SQL Server
4 8 (4.62%) Oracle Database
5 3 (1.73%) Oracle Reports
6 2 (1.16%) QlikView
7 1 (0.58%) Data Mining
7 1 (0.58%) Oracle Database 10g
7 1 (0.58%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (0.58%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 45 (26.01%) Selenium
2 27 (15.61%) QuickTest Pro
3 24 (13.87%) JMeter
4 11 (6.36%) Ant
4 11 (6.36%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 9 (5.20%) Eclipse
6 7 (4.05%) Toad
6 7 (4.05%) JIRA
7 2 (1.16%) Subversion
8 1 (0.58%) LoadRunner
8 1 (0.58%) Visual Studio
8 1 (0.58%) Oracle Forms
General
1 68 (39.31%) Pharmaceutical
2 26 (15.03%) Finance
3 13 (7.51%) Marketing
4 5 (2.89%) Advertising
5 4 (2.31%) Publishing
5 4 (2.31%) Banking
5 4 (2.31%) Retail
6 2 (1.16%) Games
7 1 (0.58%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.58%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.58%) Local Government
7 1 (0.58%) French Language
7 1 (0.58%) Portuguese Language
7 1 (0.58%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 54 (31.21%) Tester
2 33 (19.08%) Software Tester
3 32 (18.50%) Senior Tester
4 29 (16.76%) Analyst
5 26 (15.03%) Trainer
6 23 (13.29%) Consultant
7 22 (12.72%) Training Consultant
8 21 (12.14%) Developer
9 20 (11.56%) Project Manager
10 16 (9.25%) Business Analyst
11 13 (7.51%) Senior Software Tester
12 9 (5.20%) Graduate
12 9 (5.20%) Business Manager
12 9 (5.20%) Graduate Developer
12 9 (5.20%) Java Developer
13 7 (4.05%) Business Process Improvement Manager
13 7 (4.05%) Business Process Manager
13 7 (4.05%) Process Manager
13 7 (4.05%) Process Improvement Manager
14 6 (3.47%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (16.76%) Web Services
2 23 (13.29%) J2EE
3 17 (9.83%) GWT
4 13 (7.51%) XML
5 11 (6.36%) HTML
6 9 (5.20%) JSON
7 8 (4.62%) Ext JS
7 8 (4.62%) REST
8 2 (1.16%) EDI
8 2 (1.16%) .NET
8 2 (1.16%) EDIFACT
9 1 (0.58%) CSS3
9 1 (0.58%) WebKit
9 1 (0.58%) Middleware
9 1 (0.58%) CSS
9 1 (0.58%) XSL
9 1 (0.58%) Flash
9 1 (0.58%) .NET Framework
9 1 (0.58%) HTML5
9 1 (0.58%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 79 (45.66%) Chemistry
2 70 (40.46%) Biology
3 58 (33.53%) Mathematics
4 28 (16.18%) Computer Science
5 26 (15.03%) Statistics
6 22 (12.72%) Biotechnology
7 20 (11.56%) Physics
8 11 (6.36%) Visualisation
9 9 (5.20%) E-Learning
10 4 (2.31%) Client/Server
10 4 (2.31%) Management Information System
11 3 (1.73%) CCTV
11 3 (1.73%) Video Conferencing
12 2 (1.16%) TRADACOMS
13 1 (0.58%) iPad
13 1 (0.58%) Enterprise Software
13 1 (0.58%) PMI
13 1 (0.58%) Taxonomies
13 1 (0.58%) iPhone
13 1 (0.58%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 26 (15.03%) Windows
2 17 (9.83%) Linux
3 15 (8.67%) UNIX
4 11 (6.36%) Solaris
4 11 (6.36%) Mac OS X
5 3 (1.73%) Windows 8
5 3 (1.73%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (1.73%) Windows XP
5 3 (1.73%) Windows Vista
5 3 (1.73%) Windows 7
5 3 (1.73%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (17.92%) Test Scripting
2 30 (17.34%) Manual Testing
2 30 (17.34%) Software Testing
2 30 (17.34%) Software Engineering
3 29 (16.76%) V-Model
4 25 (14.45%) Project Management
5 22 (12.72%) Bioinformatics
6 21 (12.14%) Business Analysis
7 19 (10.98%) Automated Testing
8 18 (10.40%) Test Management
9 17 (9.83%) Document Management
9 17 (9.83%) PRINCE2
9 17 (9.83%) Waterfall
10 16 (9.25%) Validation
11 14 (8.09%) Project Planning
12 11 (6.36%) Analytics
12 11 (6.36%) ITIL
12 11 (6.36%) CRM
12 11 (6.36%) Workflow
12 11 (6.36%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 58 (33.53%) SQL
2 42 (24.28%) PL/SQL
3 37 (21.39%) Java
4 19 (10.98%) JavaScript
5 18 (10.40%) C#
6 17 (9.83%) C++
7 11 (6.36%) Shell Script
8 3 (1.73%) PowerShell
9 2 (1.16%) C
10 1 (0.58%) T-SQL
10 1 (0.58%) VC++
Qualifications
1 106 (61.27%) Degree
2 50 (28.90%) ISEB
3 43 (24.86%) PhD
4 40 (23.12%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 22 (12.72%) CIPD
6 10 (5.78%) CBAP
7 9 (5.20%) Postgraduate
8 3 (1.73%) Microsoft Certification
8 3 (1.73%) MCSA
8 3 (1.73%) MOS
8 3 (1.73%) SC Cleared
8 3 (1.73%) Security Cleared
9 2 (1.16%) PMP
10 1 (0.58%) PMI Certification
10 1 (0.58%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (9.83%) GCP
2 5 (2.89%) SLA
3 3 (1.73%) QA
4 2 (1.16%) GAMP
5 1 (0.58%) GxP
5 1 (0.58%) COBIT
5 1 (0.58%) Dublin Core
System Software
1 3 (1.73%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.58%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 7 (4.05%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 80 (46.24%) Oracle
2 57 (32.95%) Microsoft
3 9 (5.20%) Google
4 8 (4.62%) HP
5 3 (1.73%) Cognizant
6 2 (1.16%) SAP
6 2 (1.16%) IBM
7 1 (0.58%) Twitter
7 1 (0.58%) VMware
7 1 (0.58%) EMC
7 1 (0.58%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (0.58%) NetApp
7 1 (0.58%) PeopleSoft
7 1 (0.58%) Adobe
7 1 (0.58%) Sun
Surrey
Edissero Ltd
Salary: £On application + good benefits
Posted: 22 hours ago
Surrey
Edissero Ltd
Salary: £On application + good benefits
Posted: 22 hours ago
Surrey
Experis IT
Salary: £45k - £65k per annum + 15% Bonus + c.£6K Car Allowance
Posted: 23 hours ago
South East
Cognizant
Posted: Yesterday
Surrey
Experis Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £65000 per annum + 15% Bonus + c.£6K Car Allowance
Posted: Yesterday
Basingstoke, Hampshire
NES Global Talent
Salary: £18000 to £22000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Amersham, Buckinghamshire
GE
Salary: Excellent salary and flexible benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire
NES Global Talent
Salary: £35000 to £50000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Surrey
Edissero Ltd
Salary: good benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Surrey
Edissero Ltd
Salary: good benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Surrey
Edissero Ltd
Salary: good benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Outsource UK
Salary: Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Outsource UK
Salary: Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Surrey
London Borough of Sutton
Posted: 7 days ago
Surrey
London Borough of Sutton
Posted: 7 days ago
Didcot, Oxfordshire
Diamond Light Source
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 9 days ago
Didcot, Oxfordshire
Diamond Light Source
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 9 days ago
Didcot, Oxfordshire
Diamond Light Source
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 9 days ago
Didcot, Oxfordshire
Diamond Light Source
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 9 days ago
South East
Cognizant
Posted: 10 days ago