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 24 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Life Sciences
Rank 376 399 406
Rank change year-on-year
+23 +7
Permanent jobs citing Life Science 62 28 40
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 0.29% 0.13% 0.17%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.82% 0.36% 0.47%
Number of salaries quoted 54 22 37
Average salary £46,500 £50,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-7.00% +42.85%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,193 £30,750 £29,600
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £50,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £46,500 £50,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-7.00% +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
7583 7713 8447
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 35.20% 36.42% 36.71%
Number of salaries quoted 5858 6073 7241
Average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £26,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £64,500 £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 24 December 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 24 December 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 +16 21 £48,000 +92.00% 1
Hampshire -4 17 £45,000 -21.73%
Oxfordshire -1 8 £31,193 -37.61% 3
Buckinghamshire +3 7 £45,000 -
West Sussex - 5 £90,000 -
Berkshire +10 3 £45,000 +63.63%
Middlesex - 2 £62,500 -
East Sussex - 1 £52,500 -
Life Science
England

Life Science
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 97 (48.50%) Oracle
2 80 (40.00%) Degree
3 67 (33.50%) SQL
4 63 (31.50%) Mathematics
5 61 (30.50%) Biology
6 60 (30.00%) PL/SQL
6 60 (30.00%) Microsoft
6 60 (30.00%) Chemistry
7 57 (28.50%) Java
7 57 (28.50%) Pharmaceutical
8 54 (27.00%) Agile Software Development
9 50 (25.00%) Software Engineering
10 47 (23.50%) MySQL
11 46 (23.00%) Windows
11 46 (23.00%) PhD
12 38 (19.00%) Web Services
12 38 (19.00%) ISEB
12 38 (19.00%) Selenium
13 35 (17.50%) J2EE
14 33 (16.50%) C#
14 33 (16.50%) Bioinformatics
14 33 (16.50%) Biotechnology
15 32 (16.00%) Linux
16 31 (15.50%) JMeter
16 31 (15.50%) Web Development
17 30 (15.00%) QuickTest Pro
17 30 (15.00%) GWT
18 28 (14.00%) Computer Science
19 27 (13.50%) JavaScript
19 27 (13.50%) MS Excel

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

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 5 (2.50%) JBoss
1 5 (2.50%) SharePoint
1 5 (2.50%) MS Exchange
1 5 (2.50%) Oracle Workflow
1 5 (2.50%) Exchange Server 2013
2 4 (2.00%) Mule
3 1 (0.50%) WordPress
3 1 (0.50%) SugarCRM
3 1 (0.50%) SAS
Applications
1 27 (13.50%) MS Excel
2 24 (12.00%) MS PowerPoint
3 5 (2.50%) MS Project
4 2 (1.00%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 14 (7.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 5 (2.50%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (1.00%) SAP SD
3 2 (1.00%) SAP R/3
3 2 (1.00%) SAP CRM
4 1 (0.50%) Oracle EBS R12
4 1 (0.50%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.50%) Oracle Financials
4 1 (0.50%) Oracle 11i
4 1 (0.50%) PeopleSoft Financials
4 1 (0.50%) PeopleSoft HRMS
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.50%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 11 (5.50%) TCP/IP
2 7 (3.50%) VoIP
3 5 (2.50%) DHCP
3 5 (2.50%) Ethernet
3 5 (2.50%) DNS
3 5 (2.50%) iSCSI
3 5 (2.50%) NAS
4 4 (2.00%) HTTP
5 3 (1.50%) Unified Communications
6 2 (1.00%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 47 (23.50%) MySQL
2 24 (12.00%) SQL Server
3 21 (10.50%) Relational Database
4 15 (7.50%) Oracle Reports
5 14 (7.00%) QlikView
6 7 (3.50%) Oracle Database
7 3 (1.50%) Oracle Database 11g
8 1 (0.50%) Oracle BI EE
8 1 (0.50%) MS Access
8 1 (0.50%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 38 (19.00%) Selenium
2 31 (15.50%) JMeter
3 30 (15.00%) QuickTest Pro
4 25 (12.50%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 24 (12.00%) Eclipse
6 15 (7.50%) Ant
7 4 (2.00%) JIRA
8 3 (1.50%) Toad
9 2 (1.00%) LoadRunner
9 2 (1.00%) NUnit
10 1 (0.50%) Subversion
10 1 (0.50%) Oracle Forms
General
1 57 (28.50%) Pharmaceutical
2 17 (8.50%) Finance
3 11 (5.50%) Retail
4 9 (4.50%) Banking
5 6 (3.00%) Manufacturing
5 6 (3.00%) Marketing
6 5 (2.50%) Legal
7 4 (2.00%) Local Government
8 3 (1.50%) Telecoms
9 2 (1.00%) French Language
9 2 (1.00%) German Language
9 2 (1.00%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 46 (23.00%) Developer
2 44 (22.00%) Tester
3 35 (17.50%) Software Tester
4 33 (16.50%) Analyst
5 26 (13.00%) Trainer
5 26 (13.00%) Consultant
6 25 (12.50%) Senior Tester
7 23 (11.50%) Training Consultant
8 19 (9.50%) Senior Software Tester
9 15 (7.50%) Business Analyst
10 12 (6.00%) Graduate
10 12 (6.00%) Java Developer
11 11 (5.50%) Project Manager
12 10 (5.00%) Architect
12 10 (5.00%) Service Manager
12 10 (5.00%) QlikView Developer
13 9 (4.50%) Support Analyst
14 7 (3.50%) Software Engineer
14 7 (3.50%) Graduate Developer
15 6 (3.00%) Delivery Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (19.00%) Web Services
2 35 (17.50%) J2EE
3 30 (15.00%) GWT
4 15 (7.50%) HTML
5 13 (6.50%) .NET
6 11 (5.50%) Java EE
7 8 (4.00%) ASP.NET
7 8 (4.00%) XML
8 7 (3.50%) Ext JS
8 7 (3.50%) RESTful
8 7 (3.50%) JSON
9 6 (3.00%) HTML5
9 6 (3.00%) REST
9 6 (3.00%) CSS3
9 6 (3.00%) AngularJS
9 6 (3.00%) CSS
10 2 (1.00%) EDI
10 2 (1.00%) Middleware
10 2 (1.00%) EDIFACT
10 2 (1.00%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 63 (31.50%) Mathematics
2 61 (30.50%) Biology
3 60 (30.00%) Chemistry
4 33 (16.50%) Biotechnology
5 28 (14.00%) Computer Science
6 15 (7.50%) Visualisation
7 13 (6.50%) Physics
8 10 (5.00%) E-Learning
8 10 (5.00%) Statistics
9 9 (4.50%) Analytical Skills
10 3 (1.50%) Video Conferencing
10 3 (1.50%) CCTV
11 2 (1.00%) TRADACOMS
11 2 (1.00%) Open Source
11 2 (1.00%) Enterprise Software
11 2 (1.00%) Data Structures
12 1 (0.50%) Performance Metrics
12 1 (0.50%) PMI
12 1 (0.50%) NHS
12 1 (0.50%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 46 (23.00%) Windows
2 32 (16.00%) Linux
3 25 (12.50%) Solaris
3 25 (12.50%) Mac OS X
4 19 (9.50%) UNIX
5 7 (3.50%) Windows Server 2008
5 7 (3.50%) Windows 7
5 7 (3.50%) Windows 8
5 7 (3.50%) Windows Server 2012
6 5 (2.50%) Windows XP
6 5 (2.50%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (27.00%) Agile Software Development
2 50 (25.00%) Software Engineering
3 33 (16.50%) Bioinformatics
4 31 (15.50%) Web Development
5 27 (13.50%) Manual Testing
6 26 (13.00%) Test Scripting
7 23 (11.50%) ITIL
8 18 (9.00%) Test Management
9 17 (8.50%) Service Delivery
10 14 (7.00%) PRINCE2
10 14 (7.00%) Automated Testing
11 12 (6.00%) Business Intelligence
12 11 (5.50%) Project Management
12 11 (5.50%) Change Management
12 11 (5.50%) Workflow
12 11 (5.50%) Software Testing
13 10 (5.00%) Incident Management
13 10 (5.00%) Problem Management
13 10 (5.00%) Service Management
14 9 (4.50%) Data Management
Programming Languages
1 67 (33.50%) SQL
2 60 (30.00%) PL/SQL
3 57 (28.50%) Java
4 33 (16.50%) C#
5 27 (13.50%) JavaScript
6 25 (12.50%) C++
7 15 (7.50%) Shell Script
8 14 (7.00%) C
9 3 (1.50%) PowerShell
9 3 (1.50%) Python
10 1 (0.50%) VB
10 1 (0.50%) VC++
10 1 (0.50%) PHP
Qualifications
1 80 (40.00%) Degree
2 46 (23.00%) PhD
3 38 (19.00%) ISEB
4 24 (12.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 23 (11.50%) CIPD
6 18 (9.00%) Postgraduate
7 12 (6.00%) SC Cleared
7 12 (6.00%) Security Cleared
8 6 (3.00%) ITIL Certification
9 5 (2.50%) PMP
10 4 (2.00%) PMI Certification
10 4 (2.00%) CBAP
10 4 (2.00%) Six Sigma Green Belt
10 4 (2.00%) ISTQB
10 4 (2.00%) Six Sigma Black Belt
11 3 (1.50%) MOS
11 3 (1.50%) MCSA
11 3 (1.50%) Microsoft Certification
12 2 (1.00%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (9.50%) SLA
2 10 (5.00%) GLP
3 5 (2.50%) QA
4 3 (1.50%) GAMP
5 1 (0.50%) GMP
5 1 (0.50%) GxP
5 1 (0.50%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.50%) 21 CFR Part 11
System Software
1 6 (3.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.00%) Hyper-V
2 2 (1.00%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 13 (6.50%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 97 (48.50%) Oracle
2 60 (30.00%) Microsoft
3 23 (11.50%) SAP
3 23 (11.50%) Google
4 7 (3.50%) Red Hat
5 5 (2.50%) WSO2
5 5 (2.50%) HP
6 4 (2.00%) Hyperion
7 2 (1.00%) IBM
7 2 (1.00%) Cognizant
8 1 (0.50%) Siebel
8 1 (0.50%) PeopleSoft
8 1 (0.50%) Apple
8 1 (0.50%) Salesforce.com
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