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

Location
3 months to
22 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Life Sciences
Rank 327 395 395
Rank change year-on-year
+68 0
Permanent jobs citing Life Science 120 38 43
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 0.55% 0.18% 0.19%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.55% 0.50% 0.53%
Number of salaries quoted 100 26 36
Average salary £40,000 £35,000 £55,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+14.28% -36.36%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,500 £25,000 £29,750
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £80,000 £85,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,250 £47,500
% change year-on-year
+4.57% -19.47%
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
7720 7644 8059
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 35.69% 35.38% 35.88%
Number of salaries quoted 5827 6200 6724
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 £26,500 £25,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £64,500 £57,500 £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 22 October 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 October 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 +42 67 £35,000 +40.00% 2
Hampshire +18 26 £45,000 - 3
Buckinghamshire +9 12 £45,750 - 1
Oxfordshire +6 8 £47,500 +18.75% 1
Berkshire - 4 £35,000 -
Kent - 1 £23,500 -
Middlesex - 1 £65,000 - 2
West Sussex - 1 - - 1
Life Science
England

Life Science
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 22 October 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.

1 107 (47.77%) Degree
2 105 (46.88%) Oracle
3 94 (41.96%) Chemistry
4 89 (39.73%) Biology
5 82 (36.61%) Pharmaceutical
6 79 (35.27%) Microsoft
7 75 (33.48%) SQL
8 74 (33.04%) Mathematics
9 62 (27.68%) PL/SQL
10 61 (27.23%) Selenium
11 60 (26.79%) ISEB
12 57 (25.45%) PhD
13 54 (24.11%) MySQL
14 51 (22.77%) Agile Software Development
15 50 (22.32%) Java
16 47 (20.98%) Windows
17 45 (20.09%) MS Excel
17 45 (20.09%) Manual Testing
18 43 (19.20%) Web Services
19 42 (18.75%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
20 41 (18.30%) QuickTest Pro
21 40 (17.86%) JMeter
21 40 (17.86%) J2EE
21 40 (17.86%) Biotechnology
21 40 (17.86%) Bioinformatics
21 40 (17.86%) Software Engineering
22 37 (16.52%) MS PowerPoint
23 36 (16.07%) Test Scripting
24 33 (14.73%) Linux
25 30 (13.39%) Computer Science

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

For the 6 months to 22 October 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 (4.02%) Oracle Workflow
2 7 (3.13%) SharePoint
3 5 (2.23%) MS Exchange
3 5 (2.23%) Exchange Server 2013
4 2 (0.89%) SAS
5 1 (0.45%) JBoss
5 1 (0.45%) SugarCRM
Applications
1 45 (20.09%) MS Excel
2 37 (16.52%) MS PowerPoint
3 17 (7.59%) MS Project
4 10 (4.46%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 8 (3.57%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 5 (2.23%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (0.89%) SAP R/3
4 1 (0.45%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.45%) Oracle Financials
4 1 (0.45%) Oracle 11i
4 1 (0.45%) PeopleSoft Financials
4 1 (0.45%) PeopleSoft HRMS
4 1 (0.45%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.45%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 9 (4.02%) TCP/IP
2 7 (3.13%) VoIP
3 5 (2.23%) DHCP
3 5 (2.23%) Ethernet
3 5 (2.23%) DNS
3 5 (2.23%) NAS
3 5 (2.23%) iSCSI
4 3 (1.34%) Unified Communications
5 2 (0.89%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 54 (24.11%) MySQL
2 27 (12.05%) Relational Database
3 21 (9.38%) SQL Server
4 9 (4.02%) Oracle Reports
5 8 (3.57%) QlikView
5 8 (3.57%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.45%) Oracle Database 10g
6 1 (0.45%) Oracle BI EE
6 1 (0.45%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 61 (27.23%) Selenium
2 41 (18.30%) QuickTest Pro
3 40 (17.86%) JMeter
4 28 (12.50%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 18 (8.04%) Ant
6 13 (5.80%) Eclipse
7 7 (3.13%) Toad
7 7 (3.13%) JIRA
8 1 (0.45%) LoadRunner
8 1 (0.45%) Oracle Forms
8 1 (0.45%) NUnit
8 1 (0.45%) Subversion
General
1 82 (36.61%) Pharmaceutical
2 22 (9.82%) Finance
3 10 (4.46%) Marketing
4 6 (2.68%) Retail
5 5 (2.23%) Banking
6 4 (1.79%) Local Government
6 4 (1.79%) Publishing
6 4 (1.79%) Legal
7 3 (1.34%) Telecoms
8 2 (0.89%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 67 (29.91%) Tester
2 48 (21.43%) Software Tester
3 43 (19.20%) Analyst
4 38 (16.96%) Senior Tester
5 34 (15.18%) Trainer
6 31 (13.84%) Consultant
7 30 (13.39%) Developer
7 30 (13.39%) Training Consultant
8 23 (10.27%) Business Analyst
8 23 (10.27%) Project Manager
9 21 (9.38%) Senior Software Tester
10 14 (6.25%) Graduate
11 9 (4.02%) Support Analyst
11 9 (4.02%) Java Developer
11 9 (4.02%) Graduate Developer
12 6 (2.68%) Delivery Manager
12 6 (2.68%) Service Manager
12 6 (2.68%) Services Delivery Manager
12 6 (2.68%) Architect
13 5 (2.23%) Programme Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (19.20%) Web Services
2 40 (17.86%) J2EE
3 21 (9.38%) GWT
4 12 (5.36%) HTML
5 10 (4.46%) XML
6 9 (4.02%) JSON
7 8 (3.57%) Ext JS
7 8 (3.57%) REST
8 4 (1.79%) .NET
9 2 (0.89%) EDI
9 2 (0.89%) EDIFACT
9 2 (0.89%) Middleware
10 1 (0.45%) WinForms
10 1 (0.45%) ASP.NET
10 1 (0.45%) RESTful
10 1 (0.45%) Oracle Fusion
10 1 (0.45%) WCF
10 1 (0.45%) Mason
10 1 (0.45%) ASP.NET Web Forms
Miscellaneous
1 94 (41.96%) Chemistry
2 89 (39.73%) Biology
3 74 (33.04%) Mathematics
4 40 (17.86%) Biotechnology
5 30 (13.39%) Computer Science
6 24 (10.71%) Statistics
7 23 (10.27%) Physics
8 18 (8.04%) Visualisation
9 17 (7.59%) Analytical Skills
10 13 (5.80%) E-Learning
11 4 (1.79%) Client/Server
11 4 (1.79%) Management Information System
12 3 (1.34%) CCTV
12 3 (1.34%) Video Conferencing
12 3 (1.34%) Enterprise Software
12 3 (1.34%) Data Structures
13 2 (0.89%) TRADACOMS
13 2 (0.89%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 47 (20.98%) Windows
2 33 (14.73%) Linux
3 28 (12.50%) Mac OS X
3 28 (12.50%) Solaris
4 22 (9.82%) UNIX
5 5 (2.23%) Windows XP
5 5 (2.23%) Windows Vista
5 5 (2.23%) Windows 7
5 5 (2.23%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (2.23%) Windows 8
5 5 (2.23%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (22.77%) Agile Software Development
2 45 (20.09%) Manual Testing
3 40 (17.86%) Bioinformatics
3 40 (17.86%) Software Engineering
4 36 (16.07%) Test Scripting
5 26 (11.61%) Software Testing
6 25 (11.16%) Test Management
6 25 (11.16%) ITIL
7 24 (10.71%) V-Model
7 24 (10.71%) Automated Testing
8 22 (9.82%) PRINCE2
9 21 (9.38%) Project Management
10 17 (7.59%) Business Intelligence
10 17 (7.59%) Service Delivery
11 14 (6.25%) Workflow
11 14 (6.25%) Validation
12 13 (5.80%) Waterfall
12 13 (5.80%) Web Development
12 13 (5.80%) Business Analysis
13 12 (5.36%) Systems Analysis
Programming Languages
1 75 (33.48%) SQL
2 62 (27.68%) PL/SQL
3 50 (22.32%) Java
4 22 (9.82%) C#
5 21 (9.38%) C++
5 21 (9.38%) JavaScript
6 18 (8.04%) Shell Script
7 8 (3.57%) C
8 3 (1.34%) PowerShell
9 1 (0.45%) VC++
Qualifications
1 107 (47.77%) Degree
2 60 (26.79%) ISEB
3 57 (25.45%) PhD
4 42 (18.75%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 30 (13.39%) CIPD
6 13 (5.80%) Postgraduate
7 8 (3.57%) CBAP
7 8 (3.57%) SC Cleared
7 8 (3.57%) Security Cleared
8 7 (3.13%) PMP
9 6 (2.68%) ITIL Certification
10 5 (2.23%) PMI Certification
11 4 (1.79%) Six Sigma Black Belt
11 4 (1.79%) Six Sigma Green Belt
12 3 (1.34%) Microsoft Certification
12 3 (1.34%) MCSA
12 3 (1.34%) MOS
13 2 (0.89%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (5.80%) SLA
2 10 (4.46%) GLP
3 7 (3.13%) GCP
4 6 (2.68%) QA
5 4 (1.79%) GAMP
6 2 (0.89%) GxP
7 1 (0.45%) GMP
7 1 (0.45%) 21 CFR Part 11
7 1 (0.45%) Data Quality
7 1 (0.45%) COBIT
System Software
1 5 (2.23%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 17 (7.59%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 105 (46.88%) Oracle
2 79 (35.27%) Microsoft
3 15 (6.70%) SAP
4 13 (5.80%) Google
5 9 (4.02%) HP
6 4 (1.79%) Hyperion
7 2 (0.89%) IBM
7 2 (0.89%) Cognizant
7 2 (0.89%) Salesforce.com
8 1 (0.45%) Apple
8 1 (0.45%) Red Hat
8 1 (0.45%) Siebel
8 1 (0.45%) PeopleSoft
8 1 (0.45%) WSO2
Crawley, West Sussex
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Outsource UK
Salary: Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
RecruitmentRevolution.com Limited
Salary: From £22,000 to £25,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Surrey
Edissero Ltd
Salary: Excellent Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Hampshire
NES Global Talent
Salary: Good salary
Posted: 6 days ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
NES Global Talent
Salary: £40000 to £50000 per annum - Excellent
Posted: 6 days ago
South East
Cognizant
Posted: 8 days ago
South East England
Computer Futures
Salary: £70000 - £90000 per annum + Double OTE
Posted: 8 days ago
South East
Cognizant
Posted: 13 days ago
Middlesex
Progressive Recruitment
Salary: £60000 - £75000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 19 days ago
Middlesex
Progressive Recruitment
Salary: £60000 - £75000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 20 days ago
Surrey
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + Negotiable benefits
Posted: 21 days ago
South East
Cognizant
Posted: 22 days ago