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 28 November 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Life Sciences
Rank 346 404 411
Rank change year-on-year
+58 +7
Permanent jobs citing Life Science 100 30 42
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 0.45% 0.14% 0.18%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.28% 0.38% 0.50%
Number of salaries quoted 85 23 39
Average salary £45,000 £50,000 £41,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-10.00% +21.95%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,500 £25,000 £29,800
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £50,000 £68,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £50,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +33.33%
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
7832 7990 8372
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 35.18% 36.21% 36.49%
Number of salaries quoted 6019 6354 7131
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 £26,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £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 28 November 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 28 November 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 +27 43 £45,158 +80.63%
Hampshire +7 25 £45,000 - 1
Buckinghamshire +14 13 £45,000 - 2
Oxfordshire -3 7 £47,500 -5.00%
West Sussex - 5 £90,000 -
Berkshire - 4 £35,000 - 4
Middlesex - 2 £62,500 -
Kent - 1 £23,500 -
Life Science
England

Life Science
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 28 November 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.

1 109 (47.60%) Oracle
2 98 (42.79%) Degree
3 84 (36.68%) Chemistry
4 83 (36.24%) Biology
5 78 (34.06%) Mathematics
6 77 (33.62%) SQL
7 74 (32.31%) Microsoft
8 71 (31.00%) Pharmaceutical
9 67 (29.26%) PL/SQL
10 59 (25.76%) Java
10 59 (25.76%) Agile Software Development
11 57 (24.89%) PhD
12 55 (24.02%) MySQL
13 53 (23.14%) ISEB
14 52 (22.71%) Selenium
15 51 (22.27%) Software Engineering
16 49 (21.40%) Windows
17 42 (18.34%) Web Services
18 40 (17.47%) J2EE
18 40 (17.47%) MS Excel
18 40 (17.47%) Bioinformatics
18 40 (17.47%) Biotechnology
19 39 (17.03%) Manual Testing
20 37 (16.16%) QuickTest Pro
20 37 (16.16%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
21 36 (15.72%) JMeter
22 35 (15.28%) Test Scripting
22 35 (15.28%) MS PowerPoint
23 33 (14.41%) Linux
24 31 (13.54%) C#

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

For the 6 months to 28 November 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 9 (3.93%) SharePoint
2 7 (3.06%) Oracle Workflow
3 5 (2.18%) MS Exchange
3 5 (2.18%) JBoss
3 5 (2.18%) Exchange Server 2013
4 4 (1.75%) Mule
5 1 (0.44%) WordPress
5 1 (0.44%) SAS
5 1 (0.44%) SugarCRM
Applications
1 40 (17.47%) MS Excel
2 35 (15.28%) MS PowerPoint
3 11 (4.80%) MS Project
4 6 (2.62%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 13 (5.68%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 5 (2.18%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (0.87%) SAP R/3
4 1 (0.44%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.44%) Oracle EBS R12
4 1 (0.44%) Oracle Financials
4 1 (0.44%) Oracle 11i
4 1 (0.44%) PeopleSoft Financials
4 1 (0.44%) PeopleSoft HRMS
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.44%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 9 (3.93%) TCP/IP
2 7 (3.06%) VoIP
3 5 (2.18%) DHCP
3 5 (2.18%) Ethernet
3 5 (2.18%) DNS
3 5 (2.18%) iSCSI
3 5 (2.18%) NAS
4 3 (1.31%) Unified Communications
5 2 (0.87%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 55 (24.02%) MySQL
2 28 (12.23%) Relational Database
3 27 (11.79%) SQL Server
4 14 (6.11%) Oracle Reports
5 13 (5.68%) QlikView
6 8 (3.49%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.44%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (0.44%) Oracle BI EE
7 1 (0.44%) MS Access
7 1 (0.44%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 52 (22.71%) Selenium
2 37 (16.16%) QuickTest Pro
3 36 (15.72%) JMeter
4 28 (12.23%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 22 (9.61%) Eclipse
6 18 (7.86%) Ant
7 8 (3.49%) JIRA
8 7 (3.06%) Toad
9 2 (0.87%) NUnit
10 1 (0.44%) Subversion
10 1 (0.44%) Oracle Forms
General
1 71 (31.00%) Pharmaceutical
2 23 (10.04%) Finance
3 11 (4.80%) Retail
4 9 (3.93%) Banking
5 8 (3.49%) Marketing
6 6 (2.62%) Manufacturing
7 5 (2.18%) Legal
8 4 (1.75%) Local Government
9 3 (1.31%) Telecoms
10 1 (0.44%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 60 (26.20%) Tester
2 46 (20.09%) Software Tester
3 44 (19.21%) Developer
4 39 (17.03%) Analyst
5 34 (14.85%) Trainer
6 33 (14.41%) Senior Tester
7 31 (13.54%) Consultant
8 30 (13.10%) Training Consultant
9 21 (9.17%) Senior Software Tester
10 19 (8.30%) Business Analyst
11 16 (6.99%) Project Manager
12 14 (6.11%) Graduate
13 13 (5.68%) Java Developer
14 10 (4.37%) Architect
15 9 (3.93%) Support Analyst
15 9 (3.93%) Graduate Developer
15 9 (3.93%) QlikView Developer
16 8 (3.49%) Service Manager
17 6 (2.62%) Services Delivery Manager
17 6 (2.62%) Delivery Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (18.34%) Web Services
2 40 (17.47%) J2EE
3 30 (13.10%) GWT
4 15 (6.55%) HTML
5 10 (4.37%) .NET
5 10 (4.37%) XML
6 9 (3.93%) JSON
7 8 (3.49%) Ext JS
7 8 (3.49%) REST
8 6 (2.62%) Java EE
9 5 (2.18%) ASP.NET
10 4 (1.75%) RESTful
11 3 (1.31%) HTML5
11 3 (1.31%) CSS
11 3 (1.31%) CSS3
11 3 (1.31%) AngularJS
12 2 (0.87%) ASP.NET Web Forms
12 2 (0.87%) EDI
12 2 (0.87%) Middleware
12 2 (0.87%) EDIFACT
Miscellaneous
1 84 (36.68%) Chemistry
2 83 (36.24%) Biology
3 78 (34.06%) Mathematics
4 40 (17.47%) Biotechnology
5 29 (12.66%) Computer Science
6 19 (8.30%) Statistics
7 18 (7.86%) Visualisation
7 18 (7.86%) Physics
8 13 (5.68%) E-Learning
8 13 (5.68%) Analytical Skills
9 3 (1.31%) Data Structures
9 3 (1.31%) Enterprise Software
9 3 (1.31%) Video Conferencing
9 3 (1.31%) CCTV
10 2 (0.87%) Management Information System
10 2 (0.87%) TRADACOMS
11 1 (0.44%) Performance Metrics
11 1 (0.44%) Replication
11 1 (0.44%) Client/Server
11 1 (0.44%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 49 (21.40%) Windows
2 33 (14.41%) Linux
3 28 (12.23%) Solaris
3 28 (12.23%) Mac OS X
4 22 (9.61%) UNIX
5 5 (2.18%) Windows Vista
5 5 (2.18%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (2.18%) Windows 7
5 5 (2.18%) Windows 8
5 5 (2.18%) Windows Server 2012
5 5 (2.18%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 59 (25.76%) Agile Software Development
2 51 (22.27%) Software Engineering
3 40 (17.47%) Bioinformatics
4 39 (17.03%) Manual Testing
5 35 (15.28%) Test Scripting
6 26 (11.35%) Web Development
7 25 (10.92%) Test Management
7 25 (10.92%) ITIL
8 21 (9.17%) Software Testing
9 19 (8.30%) Automated Testing
9 19 (8.30%) V-Model
9 19 (8.30%) PRINCE2
10 18 (7.86%) Service Delivery
11 16 (6.99%) Project Management
12 15 (6.55%) Business Intelligence
13 13 (5.68%) Workflow
14 10 (4.37%) Validation
14 10 (4.37%) Systems Analysis
15 9 (3.93%) Business Analysis
15 9 (3.93%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 77 (33.62%) SQL
2 67 (29.26%) PL/SQL
3 59 (25.76%) Java
4 31 (13.54%) C#
5 28 (12.23%) JavaScript
6 26 (11.35%) C++
7 18 (7.86%) Shell Script
8 13 (5.68%) C
9 3 (1.31%) PowerShell
10 1 (0.44%) PHP
10 1 (0.44%) VB
10 1 (0.44%) VC++
10 1 (0.44%) Python
Qualifications
1 98 (42.79%) Degree
2 57 (24.89%) PhD
3 53 (23.14%) ISEB
4 37 (16.16%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 30 (13.10%) CIPD
6 18 (7.86%) Postgraduate
7 10 (4.37%) SC Cleared
7 10 (4.37%) Security Cleared
8 6 (2.62%) CBAP
8 6 (2.62%) ITIL Certification
9 5 (2.18%) PMP
10 4 (1.75%) PMI Certification
10 4 (1.75%) Six Sigma Green Belt
10 4 (1.75%) Six Sigma Black Belt
11 3 (1.31%) MOS
11 3 (1.31%) MCSA
11 3 (1.31%) Microsoft Certification
12 2 (0.87%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (7.86%) SLA
2 10 (4.37%) GLP
3 6 (2.62%) QA
4 4 (1.75%) GCP
5 3 (1.31%) GAMP
6 1 (0.44%) 21 CFR Part 11
6 1 (0.44%) GMP
6 1 (0.44%) GxP
6 1 (0.44%) COBIT
6 1 (0.44%) Data Quality
System Software
1 6 (2.62%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 17 (7.42%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 109 (47.60%) Oracle
2 74 (32.31%) Microsoft
3 21 (9.17%) Google
4 20 (8.73%) SAP
5 9 (3.93%) HP
6 5 (2.18%) WSO2
6 5 (2.18%) Red Hat
7 4 (1.75%) Hyperion
8 2 (0.87%) IBM
8 2 (0.87%) Cognizant
9 1 (0.44%) Siebel
9 1 (0.44%) PeopleSoft
9 1 (0.44%) Apple
9 1 (0.44%) Salesforce.com
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