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 1 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Life Sciences
Rank 598 644 754
Rank change year-on-year
+46 +110
Permanent jobs citing Life Science 311 273 127
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.28% 0.23% 0.12%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.69% 0.60% 0.29%
Number of salaries quoted 162 194 81
Average salary £47,500 £41,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+14.45% +10.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,600 £27,650 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £85,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £35,000 £30,000
% change year-on-year
+28.57% +16.66%

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
45375 45225 43269
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 40.89% 38.85% 40.67%
Number of salaries quoted 36433 35194 34921
Average salary £47,500 £47,500 £46,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +2.15%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £28,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £77,500 £75,000 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -

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 1 September 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 1 September 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
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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 +58 294 £47,500 +13.09% 23
London +7 90 £55,500 +0.90% 10
South East -46 76 £42,500 +21.42% 1
North West +45 47 £52,500 +27.27% 2
West Midlands +25 35 £32,500 -40.90% 1
Birmingham +33 29 - - 1
Cheshire +25 24 £48,750 -32.75% 2
Warrington - 21 £52,500 -
Oxfordshire +18 20 £42,500 -
Oxford +3 19 £42,500 -
South West - 18 £62,500 -
Berkshire +33 17 £60,000 +140.00% 1
East of England +1 17 £33,250 -5.00% 9
Hampshire +23 16 £35,000 +27.27%
Merseyside - 16 £55,000 -
Bristol - 14 £62,500 -
Buckinghamshire -19 12 £45,000 +8.43%
City of London +33 10 £60,000 -20.00% 3
Kingston Upon Thames - 10 £47,550 -
Bracknell - 9 £60,000 - 1
Liverpool - 8 £55,000 -
Yorkshire +12 7 £38,750 +28.29%
Hertfordshire - 7 £27,500 -
West Yorkshire - 7 £38,750 -
Leeds - 7 £38,750 -
Reading - 7 - -
Basingstoke +23 6 £20,000 -15.78%
Cambridgeshire +12 6 £33,250 -5.00% 9
Cambridge +7 6 £33,250 -5.00% 9
Warwickshire -3 6 £32,500 +13.04%

Life Science
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 September 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.

1 296 (48.60%) Manufacturing
2 198 (32.51%) Degree
3 168 (27.59%) ITIL
4 113 (18.56%) SQL
5 110 (18.06%) Project Management
6 109 (17.90%) Service Management
7 103 (16.91%) Service Delivery
7 103 (16.91%) Finance
8 102 (16.75%) Business Development
9 96 (15.76%) Pharmaceutical
10 90 (14.78%) C#
11 87 (14.29%) .NET
12 81 (13.30%) Agile Software Development
12 81 (13.30%) Data Centre
13 74 (12.15%) PRINCE2
14 71 (11.66%) Microsoft
15 68 (11.17%) SQL Server
16 66 (10.84%) Windows
17 65 (10.67%) ISEB
18 64 (10.51%) Change Management
19 63 (10.34%) Analytical Skills
20 61 (10.02%) ITSM
21 60 (9.85%) Retail
22 58 (9.52%) Oracle
23 57 (9.36%) ASP.NET
23 57 (9.36%) Law
24 56 (9.20%) Transition Management
25 54 (8.87%) JavaScript
26 52 (8.54%) Incident Management
27 51 (8.37%) Analytics

Life Science
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 13 (2.13%) MS Exchange
1 13 (2.13%) SAS
2 9 (1.48%) SharePoint
2 9 (1.48%) Exchange Server 2013
3 7 (1.15%) Lync
3 7 (1.15%) Node.js
4 6 (0.99%) Kentico
4 6 (0.99%) Apache
4 6 (0.99%) CMS
4 6 (0.99%) WordPress
4 6 (0.99%) Sitecore CMS
5 5 (0.82%) WebSphere
5 5 (0.82%) Apache Spark
6 4 (0.66%) Oracle Application Server
6 4 (0.66%) Exchange Server 2010
7 3 (0.49%) Oracle Workflow
7 3 (0.49%) Oracle 9iAS
7 3 (0.49%) Documentum
8 2 (0.33%) JBoss
8 2 (0.33%) Oracle Self-Service HR
Applications
1 33 (5.42%) MS Excel
2 20 (3.28%) MS Office
3 8 (1.31%) MS PowerPoint
3 8 (1.31%) MS Visio
4 7 (1.15%) SPSS
5 5 (0.82%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 3 (0.49%) ProjectWise
7 2 (0.33%) MS Project
8 1 (0.16%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 15 (2.46%) Oracle EBS
2 14 (2.30%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 7 (1.15%) Oracle EBS R12
4 6 (0.99%) Primavera
4 6 (0.99%) SAP SD
5 4 (0.66%) Oracle Applications
5 4 (0.66%) Magento
5 4 (0.66%) assyst
5 4 (0.66%) SAP ERP
6 3 (0.49%) Sentinel
6 3 (0.49%) HFM
6 3 (0.49%) Oracle ERP
6 3 (0.49%) SAP MM
7 2 (0.33%) SAP R/3
7 2 (0.33%) SAP FI
7 2 (0.33%) Oracle Financials
7 2 (0.33%) Oracle 11i
7 2 (0.33%) PeopleSoft Financials
7 2 (0.33%) SAP WM
7 2 (0.33%) SAP CO
Cloud Services
1 46 (7.55%) SaaS
2 5 (0.82%) Cloud Computing
3 4 (0.66%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (0.49%) Veeva
5 2 (0.33%) Force.com
6 1 (0.16%) Microsoft Azure
6 1 (0.16%) Adobe Analytics
6 1 (0.16%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 26 (4.27%) DNS
2 21 (3.45%) DHCP
3 18 (2.96%) VoIP
3 18 (2.96%) TCP/IP
4 16 (2.63%) Firewall
5 15 (2.46%) Ethernet
6 14 (2.30%) iSCSI
7 11 (1.81%) Internet
8 9 (1.48%) LAN
8 9 (1.48%) Unified Communications
8 9 (1.48%) NAS
9 8 (1.31%) Wireless
9 8 (1.31%) WAN
10 6 (0.99%) HTTP
10 6 (0.99%) SNMP
10 6 (0.99%) Intranet
11 5 (0.82%) Cisco ASA
11 5 (0.82%) IPsec
11 5 (0.82%) IP Telephony
11 5 (0.82%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 68 (11.17%) SQL Server
2 41 (6.73%) Relational Database
3 26 (4.27%) MySQL
4 19 (3.12%) Data Warehouse
5 17 (2.79%) Oracle Database
6 11 (1.81%) Big Data
6 11 (1.81%) Oracle Reports
6 11 (1.81%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 10 (1.64%) SQL Server 2008
8 9 (1.48%) Oracle Database 10g
9 7 (1.15%) SAP BW
9 7 (1.15%) NoSQL
10 6 (0.99%) QlikView
11 5 (0.82%) Oracle Database 11g
11 5 (0.82%) Mahout
11 5 (0.82%) Hadoop
11 5 (0.82%) MongoDB
11 5 (0.82%) BusinessObjects
11 5 (0.82%) SQL Server 2005
11 5 (0.82%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 11 (1.81%) Visual Studio
2 7 (1.15%) Selenium
3 5 (0.82%) Team Foundation Server
3 5 (0.82%) Oracle Forms
4 4 (0.66%) NUnit
4 4 (0.66%) Subversion
4 4 (0.66%) Git (software)
5 3 (0.49%) Jenkins
5 3 (0.49%) JIRA
5 3 (0.49%) MSTest
5 3 (0.49%) JMeter
6 2 (0.33%) JUnit
6 2 (0.33%) Cucumber
6 2 (0.33%) RequisitePro
6 2 (0.33%) SoapUI
7 1 (0.16%) Appcelerator Titanium
7 1 (0.16%) Trac
7 1 (0.16%) MSI
7 1 (0.16%) InstallShield
7 1 (0.16%) Rational Rose
General
1 296 (48.60%) Manufacturing
2 103 (16.91%) Finance
3 96 (15.76%) Pharmaceutical
4 60 (9.85%) Retail
5 57 (9.36%) Law
6 35 (5.75%) Legal
7 30 (4.93%) Marketing
8 26 (4.27%) Banking
9 12 (1.97%) Publishing
9 12 (1.97%) Automotive
10 10 (1.64%) Telecoms
11 8 (1.31%) German Language
12 7 (1.15%) Multimedia
13 6 (0.99%) Back Office
13 6 (0.99%) French Language
14 5 (0.82%) Financial Institution
15 2 (0.33%) Advertising
16 1 (0.16%) Billing
16 1 (0.16%) General Ledger
16 1 (0.16%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 90 (14.78%) Developer
2 83 (13.63%) Analyst
3 59 (9.69%) Transition Manager
4 47 (7.72%) Service Manager
5 46 (7.55%) Consultant
6 42 (6.90%) Delivery Manager
7 39 (6.40%) Project Manager
8 37 (6.08%) Services Delivery Manager
9 36 (5.91%) Business Analyst
10 35 (5.75%) Architect
11 23 (3.78%) .NET Developer
12 22 (3.61%) Software Developer
13 20 (3.28%) C# Developer
14 18 (2.96%) Head of Service Delivery
14 18 (2.96%) C# .NET Developer
15 17 (2.79%) Software Engineer
15 17 (2.79%) Senior Manager
16 16 (2.63%) Support Analyst
17 15 (2.46%) Technical Manager
18 13 (2.13%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 87 (14.29%) .NET
2 57 (9.36%) ASP.NET
3 42 (6.90%) HTML
4 40 (6.57%) Web Services
5 37 (6.08%) CSS
6 29 (4.76%) HTML5
7 26 (4.27%) jQuery
8 19 (3.12%) Middleware
9 18 (2.96%) XML
10 13 (2.13%) Oracle Fusion
11 12 (1.97%) JSON
12 11 (1.81%) RESTful
12 11 (1.81%) CSS3
13 10 (1.64%) RSS
14 8 (1.31%) MDX
14 8 (1.31%) Java EE
14 8 (1.31%) REST
15 7 (1.15%) AngularJS
15 7 (1.15%) SVG
16 6 (0.99%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 81 (13.30%) Data Centre
2 63 (10.34%) Analytical Skills
3 38 (6.24%) Computer Science
4 30 (4.93%) Management Information System
5 20 (3.28%) User Experience
6 19 (3.12%) Enterprise Software
7 16 (2.63%) Mathematics
8 15 (2.46%) Statistics
9 12 (1.97%) Pharmacovigilance
10 10 (1.64%) BBC
11 9 (1.48%) Video Conferencing
11 9 (1.48%) Chemistry
11 9 (1.48%) Mobile App
11 9 (1.48%) Algorithms
12 8 (1.31%) Visualisation
12 8 (1.31%) Biology
12 8 (1.31%) Informatics
13 7 (1.15%) Ontologies
13 7 (1.15%) Clustering
14 6 (0.99%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 66 (10.84%) Windows
2 34 (5.58%) Linux
3 27 (4.43%) Windows Server 2008
4 24 (3.94%) Windows Server 2012
5 17 (2.79%) UNIX
5 17 (2.79%) Windows 7
6 16 (2.63%) Windows XP
7 14 (2.30%) Windows 8
8 9 (1.48%) Windows Vista
9 6 (0.99%) Windows 2000 Server
10 3 (0.49%) Solaris
10 3 (0.49%) Mac OS X
10 3 (0.49%) Windows Server 2003
11 1 (0.16%) Debian
11 1 (0.16%) Ubuntu
11 1 (0.16%) Android
11 1 (0.16%) CentOS
11 1 (0.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 168 (27.59%) ITIL
2 110 (18.06%) Project Management
3 109 (17.90%) Service Management
4 103 (16.91%) Service Delivery
5 102 (16.75%) Business Development
6 81 (13.30%) Agile Software Development
7 74 (12.15%) PRINCE2
8 64 (10.51%) Change Management
9 61 (10.02%) ITSM
10 56 (9.20%) Transition Management
11 52 (8.54%) Incident Management
12 51 (8.37%) Analytics
13 49 (8.05%) Problem Management
14 35 (5.75%) Business Analysis
15 34 (5.58%) Software Engineering
16 31 (5.09%) Stakeholder Management
16 31 (5.09%) SDLC
17 30 (4.93%) Continuous Improvement
18 26 (4.27%) Logistics
18 26 (4.27%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 113 (18.56%) SQL
2 90 (14.78%) C#
3 54 (8.87%) JavaScript
4 47 (7.72%) Java
5 40 (6.57%) T-SQL
6 18 (2.96%) C++
7 17 (2.79%) Python
8 16 (2.63%) PL/SQL
9 14 (2.30%) PowerShell
9 14 (2.30%) R
10 12 (1.97%) C
11 11 (1.81%) PHP
12 7 (1.15%) Perl
12 7 (1.15%) SPARQL
13 6 (0.99%) VB
14 5 (0.82%) ABAP
14 5 (0.82%) Apex Code
15 4 (0.66%) SAPscript
16 3 (0.49%) Ruby
16 3 (0.49%) Prolog
Qualifications
1 198 (32.51%) Degree
2 65 (10.67%) ISEB
3 37 (6.08%) Security Cleared
4 35 (5.75%) SC Cleared
5 16 (2.63%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 13 (2.13%) Microsoft Certification
7 9 (1.48%) MCSA
7 9 (1.48%) MOS
8 8 (1.31%) PMP
8 8 (1.31%) PMI Certification
9 7 (1.15%) APMP
10 6 (0.99%) CCNP
10 6 (0.99%) Cisco Certification
11 3 (0.49%) ITIL Certification
11 3 (0.49%) MBA
11 3 (0.49%) OCP
11 3 (0.49%) Oracle Certification
11 3 (0.49%) MCTS
11 3 (0.49%) MCITP
12 2 (0.33%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (3.12%) SLA
2 11 (1.81%) GCP
3 8 (1.31%) QA
4 7 (1.15%) GAMP
5 6 (0.99%) ISO 9001
6 5 (0.82%) COBIT
7 3 (0.49%) 21 CFR Part 11
7 3 (0.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 2 (0.33%) CDISC
9 1 (0.16%) Data Quality
9 1 (0.16%) WAI
System Software
1 27 (4.43%) Active Directory
2 20 (3.28%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (0.99%) vSphere
4 5 (0.82%) Hyper-V
5 4 (0.66%) XenApp
5 4 (0.66%) XenServer
6 3 (0.49%) VMware ESX
7 2 (0.33%) Dovecot
7 2 (0.33%) NFS
8 1 (0.16%) HDFS
8 1 (0.16%) GPFS
8 1 (0.16%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (0.16%) Postfix
Systems Management
1 4 (0.66%) SCCM
1 4 (0.66%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
2 3 (0.49%) Backup Exec
3 1 (0.16%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.16%) Puppet
3 1 (0.16%) Tivoli
3 1 (0.16%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 1 (0.16%) Nagios
Vendors
1 71 (11.66%) Microsoft
2 58 (9.52%) Oracle
3 44 (7.22%) SAP
4 21 (3.45%) Cognizant
5 20 (3.28%) Salesforce.com
5 20 (3.28%) VMware
6 16 (2.63%) IBM
7 13 (2.13%) PeopleSoft
7 13 (2.13%) Cisco
8 11 (1.81%) Dell
8 11 (1.81%) Citrix
8 11 (1.81%) Symantec
9 10 (1.64%) Sony
9 10 (1.64%) Adobe
10 6 (0.99%) Hyperion
10 6 (0.99%) Sitecore
10 6 (0.99%) Tableau
11 5 (0.82%) hybris
11 5 (0.82%) ATG
11 5 (0.82%) Remedy
UK
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Posted: 2 hours ago
London
Sentinel IT LLP
Salary: benefits
Posted: 4 hours ago
London
Sentinel IT LLP
Salary: benefits
Posted: 4 hours ago
City, London
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: Excellent salary available - please contact for details
Posted: 5 hours ago
UK
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Salary: £75000 - £85000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Central London / West End
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £50 to 95k
Posted: 3 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
ECM Selection
Salary: £Excellent + package
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Eames Consulting
Salary: From £80,000 to £100,000 per annum Up to £100,000 + Excellent Bonus &
Posted: 4 days ago
Central London / West End
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £65-80K + bonus (100K£ OTE)
Posted: 4 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
IT Works Recruitment Ltd
Salary: Pension, Stock Options, Healthcare
Posted: 6 days ago
Wales
JCW Search Ltd
Posted: 6 days ago
Tranent, East Lothian
Entrust People Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £50,000 per annum Excellent + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Hays Finance Technology
Salary: £45000.00 - £100000.00 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Birmingham, Warwickshire
NES IT
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
London
EY
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 7 days ago
Edinburgh (EH8)
Guru Careers
Salary: £32 - 35k
Posted: 7 days ago
London
NES IT
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 7 days ago
Hinxton, Cambridge, South East
EMBL
Salary: (monthly salary starting at £2,769.45 free of UK income tax plus mobility and other allowances where applicable)
Posted: 12 days ago