The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Life Science in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Life Science over the 3 months to 6 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
6 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Life Sciences
Rank 587 745 769
Rank change year-on-year
+158 +24
Permanent jobs citing Life Science 304 182 112
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.28% 0.15% 0.10%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.72% 0.39% 0.26%
Number of salaries quoted 171 117 74
Average salary £47,500 £47,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +18.75%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,193 £28,100 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,500 £74,500 £64,250
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+12.50% +6.66%

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

Miscellaneous Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
42288 47141 42305
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 38.44% 39.82% 38.77%
Number of salaries quoted 33392 37449 34396
Average salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £28,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £75,000 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%

Life Science
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Life Science Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Life Science
Salary Trend

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

Life Science Salary Trend in the UK

Life Science
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Life Science over the 3 months to 6 May 2015 within the UK.

Life Science Salary Histogram in the UK

Life Science
Top 30 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Life Science within the UK over the 3 months to 6 May 2015. 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
England +126 282 £47,500 -5.00% 36
South East +65 100 £42,500 +2.40% 13
London +7 81 £72,500 +34.88% 10
Oxfordshire - 63 £40,000 - 9
Oxford - 43 £47,500 - 6
West Midlands - 34 £37,500 -
North West +35 32 £57,500 +21.05% 3
Birmingham - 30 £37,500 -
City of London +24 21 £72,500 +26.08%
Cheshire - 20 £35,000 - 2
Berkshire +4 18 £57,500 +21.05% 2
Warrington - 15 £62,500 -
South West +3 11 £62,500 +45.34% 1
Hampshire - 11 £35,000 -
East of England +15 10 £43,750 +9.37% 7
Lancashire - 10 £65,000 -
Bracknell +7 8 £67,500 +42.10%
Scotland +21 7 £45,000 +38.46%
Wales -6 7 - -
South Wales - 7 - -
Surrey +18 6 £47,500 +35.71%
Basingstoke - 6 £31,750 -
Cardiff - 6 - -
Bicester - 5 - -
Slough - 5 - -
Yorkshire - 5 £52,500 - 1
Bristol +6 4 £62,500 +45.34%
Reading -9 4 £42,500 -41.37% 2
Swindon - 4 - -
Wiltshire - 4 - - 1

Life Science
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 6 May 2015, IT jobs within the UK 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.

1 203 (31.47%) Degree
2 164 (25.43%) Manufacturing
3 160 (24.81%) ITIL
4 141 (21.86%) Pharmaceutical
5 123 (19.07%) Project Management
6 113 (17.52%) Finance
7 110 (17.05%) Oracle
8 103 (15.97%) SQL
9 90 (13.95%) .NET
10 89 (13.80%) SAP
11 88 (13.64%) Agile Software Development
12 85 (13.18%) C#
13 81 (12.56%) Service Management
14 78 (12.09%) Business Development
15 76 (11.78%) Security Cleared
16 75 (11.63%) Service Delivery
17 74 (11.47%) SC Cleared
18 73 (11.32%) JavaScript
19 72 (11.16%) Analytical Skills
20 68 (10.54%) SQL Server
20 68 (10.54%) ASP.NET
21 67 (10.39%) Retail
22 66 (10.23%) Web Services
23 63 (9.77%) Java
23 63 (9.77%) Computer Science
24 62 (9.61%) PRINCE2
24 62 (9.61%) Microsoft
25 61 (9.46%) Windows
26 59 (9.15%) Change Management
27 57 (8.84%) Incident Management

Life Science
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 6 May 2015, IT jobs within the UK 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 15 (2.33%) MS Exchange
2 14 (2.17%) JBoss
2 14 (2.17%) Mule
2 14 (2.17%) Mule ESB
3 12 (1.86%) SAS
4 10 (1.55%) Exchange Server 2013
5 7 (1.09%) WordPress
6 6 (0.93%) CMS
7 5 (0.78%) Kentico
7 5 (0.78%) Sitecore CMS
8 4 (0.62%) SharePoint
8 4 (0.62%) Lync
9 3 (0.47%) Exchange Server 2010
9 3 (0.47%) NetWeaver
9 3 (0.47%) Oracle Service Bus
9 3 (0.47%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 3 (0.47%) WebSphere
10 2 (0.31%) MS Project Server
10 2 (0.31%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 2 (0.31%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 34 (5.27%) MS Office
2 28 (4.34%) MS Excel
3 11 (1.71%) Photoshop
4 8 (1.24%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 7 (1.09%) Adobe Illustrator
6 6 (0.93%) MS PowerPoint
7 5 (0.78%) MS Project
7 5 (0.78%) MS Visio
8 3 (0.47%) InDesign
9 2 (0.31%) SPSS
10 1 (0.16%) Adobe Premiere
10 1 (0.16%) ProjectWise
Business Applications
1 29 (4.50%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 16 (2.48%) SAP SD
3 9 (1.40%) Oracle EBS
4 8 (1.24%) SAP CO
4 8 (1.24%) SAP FI
5 7 (1.09%) Oracle Financials
5 7 (1.09%) SAP FI/CO
6 6 (0.93%) Sentinel
6 6 (0.93%) assyst
6 6 (0.93%) SAP CRM
7 5 (0.78%) SAP R/3
8 4 (0.62%) Primavera
8 4 (0.62%) Dynamics NAV
9 2 (0.31%) Dynamics CRM
9 2 (0.31%) HFM
9 2 (0.31%) SAP SCM
10 1 (0.16%) SAP InfiniteInsight
10 1 (0.16%) SAP SRM
10 1 (0.16%) SAP ERP
10 1 (0.16%) Oracle Clinical
Cloud Services
1 39 (6.05%) SaaS
2 17 (2.64%) Cloud Computing
3 12 (1.86%) Office 365
4 2 (0.31%) Veeva
4 2 (0.31%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (0.16%) Adobe Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 21 (3.26%) DHCP
1 21 (3.26%) DNS
2 19 (2.95%) TCP/IP
3 18 (2.79%) Internet
3 18 (2.79%) VoIP
4 16 (2.48%) iSCSI
5 13 (2.02%) DECT
6 10 (1.55%) Ethernet
6 10 (1.55%) HTTP
6 10 (1.55%) NAS
7 9 (1.40%) Firewall
8 8 (1.24%) Network Security
9 6 (0.93%) Fibre Channel
9 6 (0.93%) VLAN
10 5 (0.78%) Intranet
11 2 (0.31%) SSL
11 2 (0.31%) SAN
11 2 (0.31%) LAN
11 2 (0.31%) WAN
12 1 (0.16%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 68 (10.54%) SQL Server
2 40 (6.20%) Relational Database
3 27 (4.19%) MySQL
3 27 (4.19%) QlikView
4 26 (4.03%) Big Data
5 23 (3.57%) Data Warehouse
6 19 (2.95%) Oracle Reports
7 13 (2.02%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 13 (2.02%) Oracle Database
8 9 (1.40%) SQL Server 2008
8 9 (1.40%) OLTP
9 8 (1.24%) Oracle Database 11g
10 7 (1.09%) Oracle BI EE
11 6 (0.93%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 6 (0.93%) RDBMS
11 6 (0.93%) Oracle Database 10g
11 6 (0.93%) Crystal Reports
12 5 (0.78%) NoSQL
13 4 (0.62%) SAP HANA
13 4 (0.62%) Spotfire
Development Applications
1 19 (2.95%) Eclipse
2 7 (1.09%) Visual Studio
2 7 (1.09%) Jenkins
3 5 (0.78%) NUnit
3 5 (0.78%) Maven
4 4 (0.62%) Oracle Forms
4 4 (0.62%) Fiddler
5 3 (0.47%) Git (software)
5 3 (0.47%) Team Foundation Server
5 3 (0.47%) QuickTest Pro
6 2 (0.31%) LoadRunner
6 2 (0.31%) Cucumber
6 2 (0.31%) SoapUI
6 2 (0.31%) JMeter
6 2 (0.31%) Selenium
7 1 (0.16%) MSI
7 1 (0.16%) InstallShield
7 1 (0.16%) JIRA
General
1 164 (25.43%) Manufacturing
2 141 (21.86%) Pharmaceutical
3 113 (17.52%) Finance
4 67 (10.39%) Retail
5 52 (8.06%) Marketing
6 40 (6.20%) Law
7 38 (5.89%) Banking
8 27 (4.19%) Telecoms
9 25 (3.88%) Legal
10 16 (2.48%) Automotive
11 13 (2.02%) German Language
12 12 (1.86%) Publishing
13 11 (1.71%) French Language
14 6 (0.93%) Spanish Language
15 5 (0.78%) Multimedia
15 5 (0.78%) Billing
15 5 (0.78%) Financial Institution
16 3 (0.47%) Back Office
16 3 (0.47%) Advertising
17 1 (0.16%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 105 (16.28%) Developer
2 89 (13.80%) Architect
3 73 (11.32%) Analyst
4 52 (8.06%) Consultant
5 43 (6.67%) Transition Manager
6 39 (6.05%) Project Manager
7 38 (5.89%) Service Manager
8 35 (5.43%) Solutions Architect
9 28 (4.34%) Services Delivery Manager
9 28 (4.34%) Delivery Manager
10 25 (3.88%) Software Developer
11 22 (3.41%) Business Analyst
12 20 (3.10%) SAP Consultant
13 19 (2.95%) Applications Architect
14 18 (2.79%) Senior Solutions Architect
14 18 (2.79%) Senior Architect
15 16 (2.48%) C# Developer
16 15 (2.33%) Enterprise Architect
17 14 (2.17%) Pre Sales Consultant
17 14 (2.17%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 90 (13.95%) .NET
2 68 (10.54%) ASP.NET
3 66 (10.23%) Web Services
4 47 (7.29%) HTML
5 40 (6.20%) CSS
6 32 (4.96%) HTML5
7 29 (4.50%) jQuery
8 22 (3.41%) Java EE
9 21 (3.26%) RESTful
10 19 (2.95%) CSS3
11 15 (2.33%) AngularJS
11 15 (2.33%) Middleware
12 14 (2.17%) WinForms
13 12 (1.86%) XML
14 11 (1.71%) RSS
14 11 (1.71%) GWT
15 10 (1.55%) .NET Framework
16 9 (1.40%) Oracle Fusion
17 8 (1.24%) Ajax
18 7 (1.09%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 72 (11.16%) Analytical Skills
2 63 (9.77%) Computer Science
3 47 (7.29%) Mathematics
4 29 (4.50%) Enterprise Software
5 25 (3.88%) Biology
6 18 (2.79%) User Experience
7 12 (1.86%) Statistics
7 12 (1.86%) Informatics
8 11 (1.71%) Management Information System
8 11 (1.71%) BBC
9 10 (1.55%) Chemistry
10 9 (1.40%) Mobile App
11 7 (1.09%) LIMS
12 6 (0.93%) PMI
12 6 (0.93%) FMCG
13 4 (0.62%) Replication
13 4 (0.62%) Clustering
14 3 (0.47%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 3 (0.47%) SCADA
14 3 (0.47%) Psychology
Operating Systems
1 61 (9.46%) Windows
2 27 (4.19%) Linux
3 22 (3.41%) Windows Server 2008
3 22 (3.41%) Windows Server 2012
4 14 (2.17%) Windows 7
4 14 (2.17%) UNIX
5 12 (1.86%) Windows XP
6 10 (1.55%) Windows Vista
7 9 (1.40%) Windows 8
8 8 (1.24%) Windows Server 2003
9 7 (1.09%) Android
10 6 (0.93%) Apple iOS
11 4 (0.62%) Windows Phone
12 2 (0.31%) Debian
12 2 (0.31%) Ubuntu
12 2 (0.31%) Windows Mobile
13 1 (0.16%) Windows 2000
13 1 (0.16%) AIX
13 1 (0.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 160 (24.81%) ITIL
2 123 (19.07%) Project Management
3 88 (13.64%) Agile Software Development
4 81 (12.56%) Service Management
5 78 (12.09%) Business Development
6 75 (11.63%) Service Delivery
7 62 (9.61%) PRINCE2
8 59 (9.15%) Change Management
9 57 (8.84%) Incident Management
9 57 (8.84%) Problem Management
10 48 (7.44%) Analytics
11 44 (6.82%) Software Engineering
12 43 (6.67%) Validation
13 42 (6.51%) OO
14 39 (6.05%) Web Development
15 38 (5.89%) Transition Management
15 38 (5.89%) ITSM
16 33 (5.12%) ERP
17 31 (4.81%) CRM
17 31 (4.81%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 103 (15.97%) SQL
2 85 (13.18%) C#
3 73 (11.32%) JavaScript
4 63 (9.77%) Java
5 40 (6.20%) PL/SQL
6 29 (4.50%) T-SQL
7 24 (3.72%) C
8 19 (2.95%) C++
9 14 (2.17%) Python
10 11 (1.71%) PHP
10 11 (1.71%) PowerShell
11 10 (1.55%) Perl
12 7 (1.09%) ABAP
13 6 (0.93%) VB.NET
14 5 (0.78%) VB
14 5 (0.78%) Apex Code
15 4 (0.62%) R
15 4 (0.62%) SAPscript
15 4 (0.62%) Shell Script
16 3 (0.47%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 203 (31.47%) Degree
2 76 (11.78%) Security Cleared
3 74 (11.47%) SC Cleared
4 40 (6.20%) ISEB
5 21 (3.26%) ITIL Certification
6 18 (2.79%) Microsoft Certification
7 16 (2.48%) PhD
8 15 (2.33%) MCSE
9 9 (1.40%) Postgraduate
10 7 (1.09%) MCSA
10 7 (1.09%) CCNA
10 7 (1.09%) Cisco Certification
11 6 (0.93%) PMI Certification
11 6 (0.93%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 5 (0.78%) MBA
13 4 (0.62%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 2 (0.31%) APMP
14 2 (0.31%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
14 2 (0.31%) DV Cleared
14 2 (0.31%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 40 (6.20%) SLA
2 13 (2.02%) GxP
3 10 (1.55%) GAMP
4 7 (1.09%) QA
5 6 (0.93%) COBIT
5 6 (0.93%) PCI DSS
6 5 (0.78%) 21 CFR Part 11
7 3 (0.47%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 2 (0.31%) CDISC
9 1 (0.16%) Data Quality
System Software
1 27 (4.19%) Active Directory
2 11 (1.71%) vSphere
3 10 (1.55%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (0.93%) Xen
4 6 (0.93%) NFS
5 5 (0.78%) Hyper-V
6 3 (0.47%) Firmware
6 3 (0.47%) XenApp
6 3 (0.47%) XenServer
7 2 (0.31%) Postfix
8 1 (0.16%) Oracle RAC
8 1 (0.16%) VMware ESX
8 1 (0.16%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (0.16%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 4 (0.62%) Control-M
2 3 (0.47%) SCCM
2 3 (0.47%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 1 (0.16%) Ansible
3 1 (0.16%) TeamSite
3 1 (0.16%) Data Guard
3 1 (0.16%) Puppet
3 1 (0.16%) Cisco UCCX
3 1 (0.16%) Backup Exec
3 1 (0.16%) Oracle RMAN
3 1 (0.16%) WSUS
Vendors
1 110 (17.05%) Oracle
2 89 (13.80%) SAP
3 62 (9.61%) Microsoft
4 38 (5.89%) IBM
5 26 (4.03%) HP
6 21 (3.26%) Salesforce.com
7 17 (2.64%) Red Hat
7 17 (2.64%) Cognizant
8 16 (2.48%) Adobe
9 15 (2.33%) Siebel
10 14 (2.17%) WSO2
10 14 (2.17%) MuleSoft
11 12 (1.86%) VMware
11 12 (1.86%) Teradata
12 11 (1.71%) Google
12 11 (1.71%) Sony
12 11 (1.71%) Dell
13 10 (1.55%) Citrix
14 9 (1.40%) PeopleSoft
15 7 (1.09%) NetApp
Cheshire
Reed Professional Services
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + NEGOTIABLE
Posted: 1 hour ago
London
Montash
Salary: £70000 - £85000 per annum + Bonus&Benefits
Posted: 17 hours ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 21 hours ago
London
Aerotek
Posted: Yesterday
London
Computer Futures
Salary: £65000 - £80000 per annum + bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Chester
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
UK
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Salary: £75000 - £85000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £25000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
South East
Cognizant
Posted: 4 days ago
London
ECM Selection
Salary: £competitive dep. on experience
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Proteus Europe
Posted: 5 days ago
Reading, London, South East
Oracle
Salary: Competitive salary + benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Edgar Cowen
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Fantastic Base + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester
Computer Futures
Salary: £80000 - £160000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Chippenham
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Pharma Division
Posted: 6 days ago