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 29 April 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Life Sciences
Rank 661 679 805
Rank change year-on-year
+18 +126
Permanent jobs citing Life Science 305 310 189
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.30% 0.28% 0.16%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.70% 0.69% 0.38%
Number of salaries quoted 130 175 125
Average salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.26% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £31,193 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £75,500 £77,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £45,000 £41,500
% change year-on-year
-11.11% +8.43%

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
43792 45081 49328
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 42.37% 40.60% 41.25%
Number of salaries quoted 35333 35576 39107
Average salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.26% +2.15%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £27,500 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £77,500 £75,000 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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 29 April 2016 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 29 April 2016. 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
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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 -9 266 £52,500 +10.52% 36
London -16 66 £60,000 -17.24% 13
South East -7 56 £38,000 -5.00% 6
East of England +45 46 £45,000 +5.88% 9
West Midlands -7 45 £38,750 +3.33% 2
Cambridge +52 41 £43,750 +20.68% 6
Cambridgeshire +33 41 £43,750 +34.61% 7
Birmingham -4 41 - - 1
East Midlands - 22 £40,000 -
South Wales +19 19 £38,500 - 1
Wales +18 19 £38,500 - 1
Bridgend - 19 £38,500 - 1
Hampshire +26 18 £40,000 +14.28% 1
North West +1 15 £47,500 -13.63% 1
Surrey +6 14 £22,500 -52.63% 1
Leicester - 13 £40,000 -
Leicestershire - 13 £40,000 -
Oxfordshire -52 12 £24,662 -38.34%
Aldershot - 11 £40,000 -
Lancashire +2 10 £50,000 -23.07%
Berkshire +2 10 £42,500 -37.03%
South West -2 9 £43,750 -18.60%
Chorley - 9 £50,000 -
Banbury - 8 £74,500 -
City of London +30 7 £55,000 -24.13% 2
Hertfordshire +11 5 £80,000 +14.28% 1
Nottingham - 5 - -
Gosport - 5 - - 1
Nottinghamshire - 5 - -
Bristol -4 4 £60,000 -4.00%

Life Science
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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.

1 275 (44.43%) Manufacturing
2 233 (37.64%) Degree
3 148 (23.91%) Project Management
4 138 (22.29%) Pharmaceutical
5 130 (21.00%) Finance
6 115 (18.58%) Computer Science
7 112 (18.09%) Agile Software Development
8 109 (17.61%) ITIL
9 106 (17.12%) Retail
10 103 (16.64%) PRINCE2
11 96 (15.51%) Oracle
12 87 (14.05%) SQL
13 86 (13.89%) Java
14 85 (13.73%) Microsoft
15 75 (12.12%) Analytics
16 74 (11.95%) Software Engineering
17 73 (11.79%) Python
17 73 (11.79%) JavaScript
18 69 (11.15%) SQL Server
19 68 (10.99%) Windows
19 68 (10.99%) Banking
19 68 (10.99%) Analytical Skills
20 62 (10.02%) Business Intelligence
21 60 (9.69%) HTML
22 56 (9.05%) Project Planning
23 55 (8.89%) Presales
24 54 (8.72%) Business Development
25 52 (8.40%) Data Centre
25 52 (8.40%) Big Data
26 51 (8.24%) CSS

Life Science
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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 (2.42%) Tomcat
2 13 (2.10%) SharePoint
3 11 (1.78%) Apache Spark
3 11 (1.78%) Documentum
3 11 (1.78%) JBoss
3 11 (1.78%) Tornado
3 11 (1.78%) WebLogic
4 10 (1.62%) SAS
5 8 (1.29%) Apache Pig
6 6 (0.97%) Apache Solr
6 6 (0.97%) IBM Notes
6 6 (0.97%) IIS
7 4 (0.65%) Apache
7 4 (0.65%) CMS
8 3 (0.48%) Node.js
9 2 (0.32%) CICS
9 2 (0.32%) Elasticsearch
9 2 (0.32%) Exchange Server 2013
9 2 (0.32%) WebSphere
10 1 (0.16%) NetWeaver
Applications
1 51 (8.24%) MS Excel
2 48 (7.75%) MS Office
3 8 (1.29%) MS Visio
4 6 (0.97%) MS PowerPoint
5 4 (0.65%) MS Project
6 1 (0.16%) InfoPath
6 1 (0.16%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 20 (3.23%) Dynamics AX
2 14 (2.26%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 9 (1.45%) Oracle EBS
4 8 (1.29%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 5 (0.81%) assyst
5 5 (0.81%) Oracle Applications
5 5 (0.81%) Oracle Assets
5 5 (0.81%) Oracle Cash Management
5 5 (0.81%) Oracle Financials
5 5 (0.81%) Oracle Payables
5 5 (0.81%) Oracle Receivables
6 4 (0.65%) Magento
7 3 (0.48%) Oracle 11i
7 3 (0.48%) Oracle EBS R12
7 3 (0.48%) Oracle General Ledger
7 3 (0.48%) PeopleSoft Financials
7 3 (0.48%) PeopleSoft HCM
8 2 (0.32%) Dynamics CRM
8 2 (0.32%) Infor LN
8 2 (0.32%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 8 (1.29%) SaaS
2 5 (0.81%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (0.48%) Taleo
4 2 (0.32%) Force.com
4 2 (0.32%) GitHub
4 2 (0.32%) Office 365
4 2 (0.32%) Veeva
5 1 (0.16%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.16%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 21 (3.39%) DHCP
2 19 (3.07%) TCP/IP
3 9 (1.45%) DNS
4 8 (1.29%) Firewall
4 8 (1.29%) HTTP
4 8 (1.29%) Intranet
5 7 (1.13%) LAN
6 4 (0.65%) Internet
6 4 (0.65%) Remote Desktop
6 4 (0.65%) Wireless
7 3 (0.48%) WAN
8 2 (0.32%) ADSL
8 2 (0.32%) FTP
8 2 (0.32%) Intrusion Detection
8 2 (0.32%) SAN
8 2 (0.32%) VoIP
9 1 (0.16%) DECT
9 1 (0.16%) LDAP
9 1 (0.16%) SMTP
9 1 (0.16%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 69 (11.15%) SQL Server
2 52 (8.40%) Big Data
3 39 (6.30%) Relational Database
4 24 (3.88%) NoSQL
4 24 (3.88%) RDBMS
5 21 (3.39%) MySQL
6 20 (3.23%) Data Warehouse
7 16 (2.58%) Hadoop
8 13 (2.10%) BusinessObjects
9 12 (1.94%) Data Mining
10 11 (1.78%) SAP BW
10 11 (1.78%) SQLite
11 10 (1.62%) Oracle Database
12 9 (1.45%) MongoDB
13 8 (1.29%) Apache Hive
13 8 (1.29%) QlikView
13 8 (1.29%) Text Mining
14 7 (1.13%) PostgreSQL
14 7 (1.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 6 (0.97%) OLTP
Development Applications
1 12 (1.94%) JIRA
1 12 (1.94%) JUnit
2 11 (1.78%) Ant
2 11 (1.78%) Git (software)
2 11 (1.78%) Jenkins
3 10 (1.62%) Team Foundation Server
4 6 (0.97%) Fiddler
4 6 (0.97%) Maven
5 4 (0.65%) MSI
5 4 (0.65%) Visual Studio
5 4 (0.65%) Wise Package Studio
6 3 (0.48%) Mocha
6 3 (0.48%) Talend Open Studio
7 2 (0.32%) NUnit
7 2 (0.32%) Oracle APEX
7 2 (0.32%) Selenium
8 1 (0.16%) Eclipse
8 1 (0.16%) Gradle
8 1 (0.16%) Microsoft Blend
8 1 (0.16%) Subversion
General
1 275 (44.43%) Manufacturing
2 138 (22.29%) Pharmaceutical
3 130 (21.00%) Finance
4 106 (17.12%) Retail
5 68 (10.99%) Banking
6 43 (6.95%) Law
7 35 (5.65%) Telecoms
8 34 (5.49%) Aerospace
9 33 (5.33%) Marketing
10 23 (3.72%) Games
11 19 (3.07%) Legal
12 6 (0.97%) Automotive
13 4 (0.65%) German Language
14 3 (0.48%) General Ledger
15 2 (0.32%) Advertising
15 2 (0.32%) French Language
15 2 (0.32%) Multimedia
15 2 (0.32%) Publishing
16 1 (0.16%) Italian Language
16 1 (0.16%) Russian Language
Job Titles
1 93 (15.02%) Developer
2 85 (13.73%) Project Manager
3 80 (12.92%) Analyst
4 52 (8.40%) Consultant
5 38 (6.14%) Software Engineer
6 32 (5.17%) Transition Manager
7 29 (4.68%) Architect
8 28 (4.52%) IT Manager
9 27 (4.36%) Java Developer
10 22 (3.55%) Junior
11 21 (3.39%) Business Analyst
12 19 (3.07%) Support Analyst
13 17 (2.75%) .NET Developer
13 17 (2.75%) Administrator
13 17 (2.75%) Software Developer
14 16 (2.58%) IT Project Manager
15 15 (2.42%) Junior IT Manager
15 15 (2.42%) Junior IT Project Manager
15 15 (2.42%) Junior Project Manager
16 14 (2.26%) Microsoft Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 60 (9.69%) HTML
2 51 (8.24%) CSS
3 40 (6.46%) .NET
4 36 (5.82%) HTML5
5 32 (5.17%) Web Services
6 31 (5.01%) ASP.NET
7 30 (4.85%) jQuery
8 24 (3.88%) Middleware
9 23 (3.72%) CSS3
10 21 (3.39%) XML
11 20 (3.23%) RESTful
12 15 (2.42%) AngularJS
13 14 (2.26%) Django
13 14 (2.26%) Natural Language Processing
13 14 (2.26%) XSLT
14 13 (2.10%) Ajax
14 13 (2.10%) Spring
15 12 (1.94%) JSP
16 11 (1.78%) JDBC
16 11 (1.78%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 115 (18.58%) Computer Science
2 68 (10.99%) Analytical Skills
3 52 (8.40%) Data Centre
4 42 (6.79%) Mathematics
5 34 (5.49%) Biology
5 34 (5.49%) Management Information System
6 25 (4.04%) Informatics
7 23 (3.72%) Visualisation
8 21 (3.39%) Statistics
9 17 (2.75%) Biotechnology
9 17 (2.75%) User Experience
10 16 (2.58%) Health Informatics
11 14 (2.26%) Chemistry
12 13 (2.10%) Mobile App
12 13 (2.10%) Social Media
13 12 (1.94%) Data Integration
14 10 (1.62%) Algorithms
15 9 (1.45%) CESG
15 9 (1.45%) CMDB
15 9 (1.45%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 68 (10.99%) Windows
2 47 (7.59%) Linux
3 22 (3.55%) Windows 7
4 18 (2.91%) Windows Server 2008
5 16 (2.58%) Windows XP
6 11 (1.78%) Unix
7 7 (1.13%) Windows Server
8 6 (0.97%) Windows Server 2012
9 4 (0.65%) Ubuntu
9 4 (0.65%) VMS
9 4 (0.65%) Windows 2000
9 4 (0.65%) Windows NT
10 3 (0.48%) Windows Server 2003
11 2 (0.32%) OS/400
12 1 (0.16%) AIX
12 1 (0.16%) Android
12 1 (0.16%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 148 (23.91%) Project Management
2 112 (18.09%) Agile Software Development
3 109 (17.61%) ITIL
4 103 (16.64%) PRINCE2
5 75 (12.12%) Analytics
6 74 (11.95%) Software Engineering
7 62 (10.02%) Business Intelligence
8 56 (9.05%) Project Planning
9 55 (8.89%) Presales
10 54 (8.72%) Business Development
11 46 (7.43%) SDLC
11 46 (7.43%) Service Management
12 44 (7.11%) Bioinformatics
13 42 (6.79%) ERP
14 37 (5.98%) Mentoring
14 37 (5.98%) Transition Management
15 35 (5.65%) Data Analysis
16 34 (5.49%) Change Management
17 32 (5.17%) Asset Management
18 30 (4.85%) Knowledge Management
Programming Languages
1 87 (14.05%) SQL
2 86 (13.89%) Java
3 73 (11.79%) JavaScript
3 73 (11.79%) Python
4 41 (6.62%) C++
5 35 (5.65%) C#
6 23 (3.72%) Perl
7 19 (3.07%) PL/SQL
7 19 (3.07%) T-SQL
8 16 (2.58%) C
9 13 (2.10%) R
10 12 (1.94%) VBA
11 8 (1.29%) Shell Script
12 7 (1.13%) VB
13 6 (0.97%) PowerShell
14 5 (0.81%) Ruby
14 5 (0.81%) Scala
15 4 (0.65%) VBScript
16 3 (0.48%) Ada
16 3 (0.48%) PL/1
Qualifications
1 233 (37.64%) Degree
2 46 (7.43%) ISEB
3 40 (6.46%) BPSS Clearance
4 33 (5.33%) PhD
5 29 (4.68%) APMP
6 17 (2.75%) PMI Certification
7 14 (2.26%) CISA
7 14 (2.26%) CISM
7 14 (2.26%) Security Cleared
8 12 (1.94%) HND
8 12 (1.94%) ITIL Certification
8 12 (1.94%) PMP
8 12 (1.94%) SC Cleared
9 11 (1.78%) CISSP
10 10 (1.62%) CCNA
10 10 (1.62%) Cisco Certification
10 10 (1.62%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 7 (1.13%) MBA
11 7 (1.13%) Microsoft Certification
12 4 (0.65%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (4.68%) SLA
2 23 (3.72%) QA
3 15 (2.42%) Data Quality
4 14 (2.26%) GMP
5 12 (1.94%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 11 (1.78%) PCI DSS
7 5 (0.81%) 21 CFR Part 11
7 5 (0.81%) GAMP
8 4 (0.65%) GCP
8 4 (0.65%) WAI
9 3 (0.48%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 2 (0.32%) COBIT
10 2 (0.32%) GxP
10 2 (0.32%) ISO/IEC 20000
11 1 (0.16%) GLP
11 1 (0.16%) HIPAA
11 1 (0.16%) HL7
11 1 (0.16%) ISAE 3402
11 1 (0.16%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 27 (4.36%) Active Directory
2 14 (2.26%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (0.65%) HDFS
3 4 (0.65%) Microsoft App-V
3 4 (0.65%) VirtualBox
3 4 (0.65%) XenApp
4 3 (0.48%) Apache Flume
4 3 (0.48%) Hyper-V
5 2 (0.32%) Docker
5 2 (0.32%) NFS
6 1 (0.16%) GPFS
6 1 (0.16%) Samba
6 1 (0.16%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 4 (0.65%) AppDNA
1 4 (0.65%) Hadoop YARN
1 4 (0.65%) Mesos
1 4 (0.65%) SCCM
2 2 (0.32%) Data Guard
2 2 (0.32%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 2 (0.32%) Puppet
3 1 (0.16%) SCOM
3 1 (0.16%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 96 (15.51%) Oracle
2 85 (13.73%) Microsoft
3 35 (5.65%) SAP
4 27 (4.36%) Cognizant
5 16 (2.58%) Cisco
5 16 (2.58%) VMware
6 14 (2.26%) Salesforce.com
7 13 (2.10%) IBM
7 13 (2.10%) Tableau
8 12 (1.94%) Remedy
9 11 (1.78%) BEA
10 10 (1.62%) Atlassian
10 10 (1.62%) Informatica
11 8 (1.29%) Charles River
11 8 (1.29%) PeopleSoft
12 6 (0.97%) Lotus
12 6 (0.97%) MicroStrategy
13 5 (0.81%) BT
13 5 (0.81%) Citrix
13 5 (0.81%) JD Edwards
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Parham Consulting
Salary: From £32,000 to £35,000 per annum plus extensive benefits
Posted: 15 hours ago
Midlands
SEC Recruitment Ltd
Salary: private healthcare,assurance,Pension
Posted: 16 hours ago
Bridgend, Mid Glamorgan
Aria Select Ltd
Salary: Highly Competitive
Posted: 17 hours ago
Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire
ENTERPRISE RECRUITMENT LTD
Salary: £035000 per annum
Posted: 20 hours ago
Birmingham
NES IT
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Parham Consulting
Salary: From £60,000 to £70,000 per annum £60,000 - £70,000 plus bonus and ext
Posted: 2 days ago
East Anglia
Experis Ltd
Salary: £55000.00 per annum + 25% bonus, car, full benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Client Server
Salary: £27k to £35k + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
ECM Selection
Salary: £Competitive + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
RecruitmentRevolution.com Limited
Salary: Excellent Salary + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Hainton Recruitment
Salary: £35000 - £55000 per annum + 34 Days Holiday + Generous Pension
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Pop Science
Salary: £40000.00 per annum + Excellent benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Avance Consulting
Salary: Unspecified
Posted: 4 days ago
North London
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: From £80,000 to £90,000 per annum £7,000 car allowance, 25% annual bon
Posted: 4 days ago
UK
Arden Resourcing Limited
Salary: £45 - £60 per annum + Excellent Package
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Parity Professionals
Salary: £30k - £31k per annum + OTE £50k + Uncapped
Posted: 4 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Searchability
Salary: £25000 - £50000 per annum + Generous holidays
Posted: 4 days ago
Central London / West End
Cognizant
Posted: 7 days ago
London
HFG
Salary: £60000 - £120000 per annum
Posted: 8 days ago
London
Pop Science
Posted: 9 days ago
Hinxton near Cambridge, UK
EMBL
Salary: Competitive plus benefits
Posted: 9 days ago
London
Pop Science
Salary: £47000.00 - £57000.00 per annum
Posted: 10 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Agentis Solution
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 10 days ago
Leamington Spa
Recruitment Revolution Limited
Salary: £35,000 - £42,500 DOE + Private Medical
Posted: 11 days ago
London
Pop Science
Salary: £55000.00 - £70000.00 per annum + benefits
Posted: 11 days ago
City Of London
HFG
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 11 days ago
South East
Cognizant
Posted: 14 days ago
Leeds
Lhasa Limited
Salary: £33,000 - £42000 + 34 days holiday + generous pension
Posted: 14 days ago