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 27 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Life Sciences
Rank 374 379 405
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +26
Permanent jobs citing Life Science 70 29 44
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 0.34% 0.14% 0.20%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.95% 0.39% 0.54%
Number of salaries quoted 62 23 36
Average salary £46,500 £50,000 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-7.00% +5.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,193 £37,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £57,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £48,000 £57,500 £36,250
% change year-on-year
-16.52% +58.62%
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
7337 7409 8165
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 35.46% 36.94% 36.69%
Number of salaries quoted 5832 5790 6962
Average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £26,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

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 27 January 2015.

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 27 January 2015. 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 - 22 £48,000 -
Hampshire -1 21 £45,000 -21.73% 1
Oxfordshire +2 14 £31,193 -37.61% 6
West Sussex - 6 £90,000 -
Buckinghamshire -4 5 £45,000 +8.43% 3
Berkshire -1 2 £67,500 +145.45%
East Sussex - 1 £52,500 -
Middlesex - 1 £60,000 -
Life Science
England

Life Science
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 27 January 2015, 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 76 (40.64%) Oracle
2 63 (33.69%) Degree
3 58 (31.02%) SQL
4 51 (27.27%) Pharmaceutical
5 50 (26.74%) Agile Software Development
6 48 (25.67%) Microsoft
7 46 (24.60%) Java
8 45 (24.06%) Mathematics
9 44 (23.53%) PL/SQL
10 42 (22.46%) MySQL
11 39 (20.86%) Biology
12 38 (20.32%) Chemistry
13 36 (19.25%) Software Engineering
13 36 (19.25%) Windows
13 36 (19.25%) PhD
14 33 (17.65%) C#
15 31 (16.58%) SQL Server
16 30 (16.04%) Web Services
16 30 (16.04%) Web Development
17 28 (14.97%) SAP
18 27 (14.44%) J2EE
18 27 (14.44%) Selenium
19 26 (13.90%) Biotechnology
19 26 (13.90%) Bioinformatics
19 26 (13.90%) ITIL
20 25 (13.37%) Linux
20 25 (13.37%) ISEB
21 24 (12.83%) .NET
22 23 (12.30%) JMeter
23 22 (11.76%) QuickTest Pro

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

For the 6 months to 27 January 2015, 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 7 (3.74%) JBoss
2 6 (3.21%) Mule
3 5 (2.67%) MS Exchange
3 5 (2.67%) Exchange Server 2013
4 3 (1.60%) SharePoint
4 3 (1.60%) Oracle Workflow
5 1 (0.53%) SugarCRM
5 1 (0.53%) WordPress
5 1 (0.53%) SAS
Applications
1 18 (9.63%) MS Excel
2 17 (9.09%) MS PowerPoint
3 3 (1.60%) MS Project
4 1 (0.53%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 15 (8.02%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 6 (3.21%) SAP CRM
2 6 (3.21%) SAP SD
3 5 (2.67%) Oracle EBS
4 2 (1.07%) SAP R/3
5 1 (0.53%) Oracle Applications
5 1 (0.53%) Oracle Financials
5 1 (0.53%) Oracle 11i
5 1 (0.53%) PeopleSoft Financials
5 1 (0.53%) PeopleSoft HRMS
5 1 (0.53%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.07%) Office 365
2 1 (0.53%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (5.35%) TCP/IP
2 6 (3.21%) VoIP
3 5 (2.67%) DHCP
3 5 (2.67%) Ethernet
3 5 (2.67%) DNS
3 5 (2.67%) iSCSI
3 5 (2.67%) NAS
4 3 (1.60%) Unified Communications
5 2 (1.07%) SSL
5 2 (1.07%) HTTP
6 1 (0.53%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 42 (22.46%) MySQL
2 31 (16.58%) SQL Server
3 18 (9.63%) QlikView
4 16 (8.56%) Oracle Reports
5 15 (8.02%) Relational Database
6 4 (2.14%) Oracle Database
7 3 (1.60%) Oracle Database 11g
8 2 (1.07%) MS Access
8 2 (1.07%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 2 (1.07%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 1 (0.53%) Oracle Database 10g
9 1 (0.53%) Crystal Reports
9 1 (0.53%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 1 (0.53%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 27 (14.44%) Selenium
2 23 (12.30%) JMeter
3 22 (11.76%) QuickTest Pro
4 20 (10.70%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 20 (10.70%) Eclipse
5 10 (5.35%) Ant
6 4 (2.14%) NUnit
7 2 (1.07%) LoadRunner
8 1 (0.53%) Visual Studio
8 1 (0.53%) Oracle Forms
8 1 (0.53%) JIRA
8 1 (0.53%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 51 (27.27%) Pharmaceutical
2 19 (10.16%) Finance
3 13 (6.95%) Retail
4 9 (4.81%) Banking
5 8 (4.28%) Manufacturing
6 7 (3.74%) Marketing
7 6 (3.21%) French Language
7 6 (3.21%) German Language
7 6 (3.21%) Spanish Language
8 5 (2.67%) Legal
9 4 (2.14%) Local Government
10 2 (1.07%) Telecoms
11 1 (0.53%) Law
Job Titles
1 44 (23.53%) Developer
2 33 (17.65%) Analyst
3 30 (16.04%) Tester
4 25 (13.37%) Software Tester
5 23 (12.30%) Consultant
6 18 (9.63%) Trainer
7 17 (9.09%) Senior Tester
8 16 (8.56%) Training Consultant
9 14 (7.49%) Senior Software Tester
10 13 (6.95%) Business Analyst
10 13 (6.95%) Architect
11 10 (5.35%) Software Developer
11 10 (5.35%) Service Manager
11 10 (5.35%) QlikView Developer
12 8 (4.28%) Support Analyst
12 8 (4.28%) Project Manager
12 8 (4.28%) Java Developer
13 6 (3.21%) .NET Developer
13 6 (3.21%) SAP Consultant
13 6 (3.21%) Pre Sales Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (16.04%) Web Services
2 27 (14.44%) J2EE
3 24 (12.83%) .NET
4 21 (11.23%) GWT
5 19 (10.16%) ASP.NET
6 14 (7.49%) Java EE
7 13 (6.95%) HTML
8 10 (5.35%) CSS
9 9 (4.81%) RESTful
9 9 (4.81%) HTML5
9 9 (4.81%) CSS3
9 9 (4.81%) AngularJS
10 4 (2.14%) ASP.NET Web Forms
10 4 (2.14%) WinForms
11 3 (1.60%) .NET Framework
12 2 (1.07%) Middleware
12 2 (1.07%) Ajax
13 1 (0.53%) Ext JS
13 1 (0.53%) Mason
13 1 (0.53%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 45 (24.06%) Mathematics
2 39 (20.86%) Biology
3 38 (20.32%) Chemistry
4 26 (13.90%) Biotechnology
5 20 (10.70%) Computer Science
6 14 (7.49%) Analytical Skills
7 10 (5.35%) Visualisation
7 10 (5.35%) Physics
8 8 (4.28%) E-Learning
9 3 (1.60%) CCTV
9 3 (1.60%) Statistics
9 3 (1.60%) Video Conferencing
10 2 (1.07%) Open Source
10 2 (1.07%) Social Media
10 2 (1.07%) Enterprise Software
10 2 (1.07%) Replication
10 2 (1.07%) Data Structures
11 1 (0.53%) Performance Metrics
11 1 (0.53%) PMI
11 1 (0.53%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 36 (19.25%) Windows
2 25 (13.37%) Linux
3 20 (10.70%) Solaris
3 20 (10.70%) Mac OS X
4 14 (7.49%) UNIX
5 7 (3.74%) Windows Server 2008
5 7 (3.74%) Windows 7
5 7 (3.74%) Windows 8
5 7 (3.74%) Windows Server 2012
6 5 (2.67%) Windows XP
6 5 (2.67%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (26.74%) Agile Software Development
2 36 (19.25%) Software Engineering
3 30 (16.04%) Web Development
4 26 (13.90%) Bioinformatics
4 26 (13.90%) ITIL
5 17 (9.09%) Service Delivery
6 16 (8.56%) Manual Testing
7 14 (7.49%) Test Scripting
8 13 (6.95%) PRINCE2
8 13 (6.95%) OOP
8 13 (6.95%) OO
8 13 (6.95%) Data Management
9 12 (6.42%) CRM
9 12 (6.42%) Project Management
10 11 (5.88%) Service Management
10 11 (5.88%) Business Intelligence
10 11 (5.88%) Change Management
11 10 (5.35%) Validation
11 10 (5.35%) Test Management
11 10 (5.35%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 58 (31.02%) SQL
2 46 (24.60%) Java
3 44 (23.53%) PL/SQL
4 33 (17.65%) C#
5 21 (11.23%) JavaScript
6 15 (8.02%) C++
6 15 (8.02%) C
7 10 (5.35%) Shell Script
8 5 (2.67%) PowerShell
8 5 (2.67%) T-SQL
9 4 (2.14%) VB.NET
9 4 (2.14%) Python
10 2 (1.07%) VB
10 2 (1.07%) PHP
Qualifications
1 63 (33.69%) Degree
2 36 (19.25%) PhD
3 25 (13.37%) ISEB
4 16 (8.56%) CIPD
5 14 (7.49%) Postgraduate
6 13 (6.95%) SC Cleared
6 13 (6.95%) Security Cleared
7 12 (6.42%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 7 (3.74%) ITIL Certification
9 5 (2.67%) PMP
10 4 (2.14%) PMI Certification
10 4 (2.14%) Microsoft Certification
10 4 (2.14%) Six Sigma Green Belt
10 4 (2.14%) Six Sigma Black Belt
11 3 (1.60%) ISTQB
11 3 (1.60%) MCSA
11 3 (1.60%) MOS
12 2 (1.07%) CBAP
12 2 (1.07%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
13 1 (0.53%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (10.70%) SLA
2 10 (5.35%) GLP
3 3 (1.60%) QA
4 2 (1.07%) GAMP
5 1 (0.53%) GMP
5 1 (0.53%) GxP
5 1 (0.53%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.53%) 21 CFR Part 11
System Software
1 6 (3.21%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.07%) Hyper-V
2 2 (1.07%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 10 (5.35%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 76 (40.64%) Oracle
2 48 (25.67%) Microsoft
3 28 (14.97%) SAP
4 19 (10.16%) Google
5 9 (4.81%) Red Hat
6 7 (3.74%) WSO2
7 4 (2.14%) Salesforce.com
7 4 (2.14%) Hyperion
8 3 (1.60%) IBM
8 3 (1.60%) HP
9 1 (0.53%) Cognizant
9 1 (0.53%) Siebel
9 1 (0.53%) PeopleSoft
9 1 (0.53%) Apple
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