The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Life Science in IT jobs advertised for the Surrey region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Life Science over the 3 months to 26 November 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
26 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Life Sciences
Rank 168 202 194
Rank change year-on-year
+34 -8
Permanent jobs citing Life Science 43 6 25
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Surrey 0.92% 0.13% 0.48%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 2.50% 0.37% 1.28%
Number of salaries quoted 33 6 23
Average salary £45,158 £25,000 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+80.63% -47.36%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £25,000 £29,400
10% offered a salary of more than £48,000 £67,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £47,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-5.26% +26.66%
Life Science
South East

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

Miscellaneous Category
Surrey
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
1722 1633 1959
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Surrey 37.04% 34.21% 37.23%
Number of salaries quoted 1442 1311 1703
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £26,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £62,300
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

Life Science
Jobs Demand Trend in Surrey

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

Life Science Jobs Demand Trend in Surrey

Life Science
Salary Trend in Surrey

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

Life Science Salary Trend in Surrey

Life Science
Salary Histogram in Surrey

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Life Science across the Surrey region over the 3 months to 26 November 2014.

Life Science Salary Histogram in Surrey

Life Science
Job Locations in Surrey

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Life Science within the Surrey region over the 3 months to 26 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
Guildford - 2 - -
Life Science
South East

Life Science
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Surrey

For the 6 months to 26 November 2014, IT jobs across the Surrey 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 85 (61.59%) Chemistry
2 83 (60.14%) Biology
3 78 (56.52%) Oracle
4 74 (53.62%) Degree
5 69 (50.00%) SQL
6 66 (47.83%) PL/SQL
7 65 (47.10%) Mathematics
8 62 (44.93%) Microsoft
9 58 (42.03%) PhD
10 53 (38.41%) Java
10 53 (38.41%) Selenium
11 52 (37.68%) Agile Software Development
12 48 (34.78%) Software Engineering
13 46 (33.33%) ISEB
14 44 (31.88%) Pharmaceutical
15 40 (28.99%) J2EE
15 40 (28.99%) Web Services
15 40 (28.99%) Bioinformatics
15 40 (28.99%) Biotechnology
16 39 (28.26%) Manual Testing
16 39 (28.26%) MySQL
17 38 (27.54%) QuickTest Pro
18 37 (26.81%) Windows
19 36 (26.09%) JMeter
19 36 (26.09%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
20 33 (23.91%) Test Scripting
21 31 (22.46%) MS PowerPoint
22 30 (21.74%) MS Excel
22 30 (21.74%) GWT
22 30 (21.74%) CIPD

Life Science
Top Related IT Skills in Surrey by Category

For the 6 months to 26 November 2014, IT jobs across the Surrey 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 8 (5.80%) SharePoint
Applications
1 31 (22.46%) MS PowerPoint
2 30 (21.74%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.72%) MS Office
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (28.26%) MySQL
2 24 (17.39%) Relational Database
3 8 (5.80%) SQL Server
4 7 (5.07%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 53 (38.41%) Selenium
2 38 (27.54%) QuickTest Pro
3 36 (26.09%) JMeter
4 28 (20.29%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 22 (15.94%) Eclipse
6 18 (13.04%) Ant
7 8 (5.80%) JIRA
8 7 (5.07%) Toad
9 1 (0.72%) Subversion
General
1 44 (31.88%) Pharmaceutical
2 4 (2.90%) Local Government
3 1 (0.72%) Finance
Job Titles
1 61 (44.20%) Tester
2 47 (34.06%) Software Tester
3 34 (24.64%) Trainer
4 33 (23.91%) Senior Tester
5 31 (22.46%) Developer
6 30 (21.74%) Consultant
6 30 (21.74%) Training Consultant
7 21 (15.22%) Senior Software Tester
8 13 (9.42%) Java Developer
9 11 (7.97%) Graduate
10 9 (6.52%) Graduate Developer
11 4 (2.90%) Senior Java Developer
11 4 (2.90%) Project Manager
11 4 (2.90%) Programme Manager
11 4 (2.90%) Senior Developer
12 2 (1.45%) Technical Trainer
13 1 (0.72%) Services Delivery Manager
13 1 (0.72%) Service Manager
13 1 (0.72%) Manual Tester
13 1 (0.72%) Delivery Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (28.99%) J2EE
1 40 (28.99%) Web Services
2 30 (21.74%) GWT
3 9 (6.52%) HTML
3 9 (6.52%) JSON
4 8 (5.80%) XML
4 8 (5.80%) Ext JS
4 8 (5.80%) REST
5 3 (2.17%) Java EE
6 2 (1.45%) .NET
7 1 (0.72%) WCF
7 1 (0.72%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 85 (61.59%) Chemistry
2 83 (60.14%) Biology
3 65 (47.10%) Mathematics
4 40 (28.99%) Biotechnology
5 19 (13.77%) Statistics
6 18 (13.04%) Visualisation
6 18 (13.04%) Physics
7 15 (10.87%) Computer Science
8 13 (9.42%) E-Learning
9 4 (2.90%) Analytical Skills
10 1 (0.72%) Performance Metrics
10 1 (0.72%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 37 (26.81%) Windows
2 28 (20.29%) Solaris
2 28 (20.29%) Linux
2 28 (20.29%) Mac OS X
3 18 (13.04%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (37.68%) Agile Software Development
2 48 (34.78%) Software Engineering
3 40 (28.99%) Bioinformatics
4 39 (28.26%) Manual Testing
5 33 (23.91%) Test Scripting
6 25 (18.12%) Test Management
7 23 (16.67%) Web Development
8 20 (14.49%) Software Testing
9 18 (13.04%) V-Model
10 17 (12.32%) Automated Testing
11 10 (7.25%) Waterfall
12 9 (6.52%) Mentoring
13 5 (3.62%) Programme Management
13 5 (3.62%) Project Management
14 3 (2.17%) Test Automation
15 2 (1.45%) Change Management
15 2 (1.45%) Scrum
16 1 (0.72%) Data Management
16 1 (0.72%) Data Analysis
16 1 (0.72%) Strategic Management
Programming Languages
1 69 (50.00%) SQL
2 66 (47.83%) PL/SQL
3 53 (38.41%) Java
4 26 (18.84%) C#
4 26 (18.84%) C++
5 21 (15.22%) JavaScript
6 18 (13.04%) Shell Script
7 1 (0.72%) VC++
Qualifications
1 74 (53.62%) Degree
2 58 (42.03%) PhD
3 46 (33.33%) ISEB
4 36 (26.09%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 30 (21.74%) CIPD
6 18 (13.04%) Postgraduate
7 1 (0.72%) SC Cleared
7 1 (0.72%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (7.25%) GLP
Systems Management
1 17 (12.32%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 78 (56.52%) Oracle
2 62 (44.93%) Microsoft
3 21 (15.22%) Google
4 7 (5.07%) HP