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

Location
3 months to
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Life Sciences
Rank 191 209 201
Rank change year-on-year
+18 -8
Permanent jobs citing Life Science 24 2 29
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Surrey 0.51% 0.043% 0.53%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.37% 0.13% 1.47%
Number of salaries quoted 19 2 27
Average salary £48,000 £25,000 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+92.00% -47.36%
UK excluding London average salary £46,500 £50,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-7.00% +42.85%
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
1757 1592 1973
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Surrey 37.61% 34.22% 36.05%
Number of salaries quoted 1504 1266 1741
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £26,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £60,000
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
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 19 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
Guildford - 3 - -
Life Science
South East

Life Science
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Surrey

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 72 (58.06%) Oracle
2 69 (55.65%) Degree
2 69 (55.65%) Biology
3 68 (54.84%) Chemistry
4 65 (52.42%) PL/SQL
4 65 (52.42%) SQL
5 57 (45.97%) Mathematics
6 53 (42.74%) Java
7 52 (41.94%) Microsoft
8 49 (39.52%) PhD
9 48 (38.71%) Software Engineering
10 47 (37.90%) Agile Software Development
11 43 (34.68%) Selenium
12 38 (30.65%) J2EE
12 38 (30.65%) Pharmaceutical
13 36 (29.03%) ISEB
13 36 (29.03%) Windows
14 35 (28.23%) Bioinformatics
14 35 (28.23%) Biotechnology
15 34 (27.42%) Web Services
15 34 (27.42%) JMeter
16 33 (26.61%) QuickTest Pro
17 32 (25.81%) GWT
18 31 (25.00%) MySQL
18 31 (25.00%) Manual Testing
19 28 (22.58%) Test Scripting
19 28 (22.58%) Linux
20 27 (21.77%) C#
20 27 (21.77%) C++
21 26 (20.97%) Mac OS X

Life Science
Top Related IT Skills in Surrey by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 6 (4.84%) SharePoint
Applications
1 26 (20.97%) MS PowerPoint
2 25 (20.16%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.81%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.61%) HTTP
1 2 (1.61%) TCP/IP
1 2 (1.61%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (25.00%) MySQL
2 18 (14.52%) Relational Database
3 8 (6.45%) Oracle Database
4 5 (4.03%) SQL Server
5 2 (1.61%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 43 (34.68%) Selenium
2 34 (27.42%) JMeter
3 33 (26.61%) QuickTest Pro
4 26 (20.97%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 25 (20.16%) Eclipse
6 16 (12.90%) Ant
7 6 (4.84%) JIRA
8 5 (4.03%) Toad
9 2 (1.61%) LoadRunner
10 1 (0.81%) Subversion
General
1 38 (30.65%) Pharmaceutical
2 4 (3.23%) Local Government
3 1 (0.81%) Finance
Job Titles
1 50 (40.32%) Tester
2 38 (30.65%) Software Tester
3 33 (26.61%) Developer
4 29 (23.39%) Trainer
5 28 (22.58%) Senior Tester
6 25 (20.16%) Consultant
6 25 (20.16%) Training Consultant
7 20 (16.13%) Senior Software Tester
8 13 (10.48%) Java Developer
9 10 (8.06%) Graduate
10 8 (6.45%) Graduate Developer
11 6 (4.84%) Senior Java Developer
11 6 (4.84%) Senior Developer
12 4 (3.23%) Project Manager
12 4 (3.23%) Programme Manager
13 2 (1.61%) Technical Trainer
14 1 (0.81%) Services Delivery Manager
14 1 (0.81%) Service Manager
14 1 (0.81%) Manual Tester
14 1 (0.81%) Delivery Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (30.65%) J2EE
2 34 (27.42%) Web Services
3 32 (25.81%) GWT
4 8 (6.45%) Ext JS
4 8 (6.45%) HTML
4 8 (6.45%) JSON
5 7 (5.65%) XML
5 7 (5.65%) REST
6 5 (4.03%) Java EE
7 2 (1.61%) Ajax
7 2 (1.61%) .NET
8 1 (0.81%) WCF
8 1 (0.81%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 69 (55.65%) Biology
2 68 (54.84%) Chemistry
3 57 (45.97%) Mathematics
4 35 (28.23%) Biotechnology
5 18 (14.52%) Computer Science
6 16 (12.90%) Visualisation
7 15 (12.10%) Physics
8 14 (11.29%) Statistics
9 11 (8.87%) E-Learning
10 2 (1.61%) Open Source
11 1 (0.81%) Analytical Skills
11 1 (0.81%) Performance Metrics
11 1 (0.81%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 36 (29.03%) Windows
2 28 (22.58%) Linux
3 26 (20.97%) Mac OS X
3 26 (20.97%) Solaris
4 16 (12.90%) UNIX
5 2 (1.61%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (1.61%) Windows 7
5 2 (1.61%) Windows 8
5 2 (1.61%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (38.71%) Software Engineering
2 47 (37.90%) Agile Software Development
3 35 (28.23%) Bioinformatics
4 31 (25.00%) Manual Testing
5 28 (22.58%) Test Scripting
6 26 (20.97%) Web Development
7 21 (16.94%) Test Management
8 14 (11.29%) Automated Testing
9 12 (9.68%) Software Testing
10 10 (8.06%) V-Model
11 9 (7.26%) Mentoring
12 5 (4.03%) Waterfall
12 5 (4.03%) Programme Management
12 5 (4.03%) Project Management
13 3 (2.42%) Data Management
13 3 (2.42%) Analytics
14 2 (1.61%) Test Automation
14 2 (1.61%) Performance Testing
14 2 (1.61%) Load Testing
14 2 (1.61%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 65 (52.42%) PL/SQL
1 65 (52.42%) SQL
2 53 (42.74%) Java
3 27 (21.77%) C#
3 27 (21.77%) C++
4 20 (16.13%) JavaScript
5 16 (12.90%) Shell Script
6 2 (1.61%) Python
7 1 (0.81%) VC++
Qualifications
1 69 (55.65%) Degree
2 49 (39.52%) PhD
3 36 (29.03%) ISEB
4 26 (20.97%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 25 (20.16%) CIPD
6 19 (15.32%) Postgraduate
7 2 (1.61%) ISTQB
7 2 (1.61%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 1 (0.81%) SC Cleared
8 1 (0.81%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (8.06%) GLP
System Software
1 2 (1.61%) Hyper-V
1 2 (1.61%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 15 (12.10%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 72 (58.06%) Oracle
2 52 (41.94%) Microsoft
3 24 (19.35%) Google
4 5 (4.03%) HP
5 2 (1.61%) Red Hat