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 11 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Life Sciences
Rank 667 616 753
Rank change year-on-year
-51 +137
Permanent jobs citing Life Science 276 339 184
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.27% 0.32% 0.17%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.64% 0.79% 0.43%
Number of salaries quoted 138 253 130
Average salary £50,000 £55,000 £57,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-9.09% -4.34%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £35,000 £41,500
10% offered a salary of more than £78,250 £90,400 £85,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £50,000 £57,500
% change year-on-year
-15.00% -13.04%

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
43044 42819 42980
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 42.50% 40.22% 40.84%
Number of salaries quoted 34487 34634 33452
Average salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.26% +3.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £27,500 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £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 11 February 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 11 February 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
(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 -45 247 £50,000 -9.09% 44
London -53 78 £65,000 +11.11% 12
East of England +28 58 £45,000 +2.85% 13
Cambridgeshire +35 47 £43,750 +16.66% 12
Cambridge +29 47 £43,750 +18.24% 12
South East -26 28 £36,250 -22.04% 7
West Midlands -28 26 £50,000 -9.09%
North West +10 20 £37,500 -31.81% 6
East Midlands +18 15 £40,000 -
Oxfordshire -8 13 £40,000 +28.23% 1
Cheshire +27 12 £37,500 +7.14%
South West -10 11 £49,500 -34.00% 2
Coventry - 11 £25,000 -
City of London +33 10 £51,250 -29.31% 2
Scotland +8 10 £57,500 - 1
Leicester - 10 - -
Leicestershire - 10 - -
Yorkshire +11 9 £43,750 -41.66% 2
Birmingham -34 9 £85,000 +54.54%
East Lothian - 8 - -
Warrington +8 7 £55,000 -4.34%
Surrey -1 7 £22,500 -53.12% 3
West Yorkshire -3 7 £43,750 -41.66% 1
Merseyside -4 7 £35,000 -53.33%
Leeds +4 6 £43,750 -41.66% 1
Bristol -7 6 £60,000 -
Essex - 6 - -
Banbury - 6 - -
Hampshire +9 5 £26,250 -41.66%
Hertfordshire +7 5 £80,000 +72.04% 1

Life Science
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 11 February 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.

1 284 (42.32%) Manufacturing
2 237 (35.32%) Degree
3 164 (24.44%) Finance
4 136 (20.27%) Pharmaceutical
5 130 (19.37%) Project Management
6 128 (19.08%) Agile Software Development
7 116 (17.29%) ITIL
8 110 (16.39%) Microsoft
9 100 (14.90%) JavaScript
10 99 (14.75%) SQL
11 98 (14.61%) PRINCE2
12 96 (14.31%) Java
13 86 (12.82%) Analytics
14 85 (12.67%) Computer Science
15 75 (11.18%) HTML
15 75 (11.18%) Retail
16 73 (10.88%) Oracle
17 66 (9.84%) Business Development
18 65 (9.69%) Analytical Skills
18 65 (9.69%) SQL Server
18 65 (9.69%) CSS
19 63 (9.39%) Windows
19 63 (9.39%) Presales
20 61 (9.09%) Business Intelligence
21 60 (8.94%) .NET
21 60 (8.94%) C#
22 57 (8.49%) SAP
22 57 (8.49%) Bioinformatics
22 57 (8.49%) Marketing
23 52 (7.75%) Service Management

Life Science
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 11 February 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 29 (4.32%) SAS
2 14 (2.09%) CMS
3 12 (1.79%) Tomcat
4 11 (1.64%) IIS
4 11 (1.64%) JBoss
5 10 (1.49%) WordPress
6 9 (1.34%) Apache Solr
6 9 (1.34%) Documentum
6 9 (1.34%) MS Exchange
6 9 (1.34%) SharePoint
7 8 (1.19%) WebLogic
8 7 (1.04%) WebSphere
9 6 (0.89%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 5 (0.75%) Apache
10 5 (0.75%) Apache Spark
11 4 (0.60%) IBM Notes
12 3 (0.45%) Drupal
12 3 (0.45%) Exchange Server 2000
12 3 (0.45%) Oracle Workflow
13 2 (0.30%) Apache Pig
Applications
1 48 (7.15%) MS Excel
2 43 (6.41%) MS Office
3 9 (1.34%) MS PowerPoint
4 8 (1.19%) MS Visio
5 5 (0.75%) MS Project
6 4 (0.60%) Photoshop
7 3 (0.45%) SPSS
8 2 (0.30%) Acrobat
8 2 (0.30%) FrameMaker
8 2 (0.30%) XMetaL
9 1 (0.15%) InfoPath
9 1 (0.15%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 30 (4.47%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 6 (0.89%) Dynamics AX
2 6 (0.89%) Magento
2 6 (0.89%) SAP MM
3 5 (0.75%) Payment Gateway
3 5 (0.75%) SAP PP
4 4 (0.60%) Oracle Applications
4 4 (0.60%) Oracle Assets
4 4 (0.60%) Oracle Cash Management
4 4 (0.60%) Oracle Financials
4 4 (0.60%) Oracle Payables
4 4 (0.60%) Oracle Receivables
4 4 (0.60%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 4 (0.60%) SAP CO
4 4 (0.60%) SAP FI
4 4 (0.60%) SAP HCM
4 4 (0.60%) SAP LE
4 4 (0.60%) SAP QM
4 4 (0.60%) SAP SD
4 4 (0.60%) SAP WM
Cloud Services
1 18 (2.68%) SaaS
2 15 (2.24%) Google Analytics
3 7 (1.04%) Force.com
3 7 (1.04%) GitHub
3 7 (1.04%) Microsoft Azure
4 5 (0.75%) Cloud Computing
5 3 (0.45%) Amazon AWS
5 3 (0.45%) SuccessFactors
6 2 (0.30%) Office 365
6 2 (0.30%) Veeva
7 1 (0.15%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 23 (3.43%) DHCP
2 21 (3.13%) Firewall
3 19 (2.83%) TCP/IP
4 14 (2.09%) DNS
5 10 (1.49%) LAN
6 9 (1.34%) Internet
7 8 (1.19%) Intranet
8 6 (0.89%) WAN
8 6 (0.89%) Wireless
9 5 (0.75%) Ethernet
9 5 (0.75%) HTTP
9 5 (0.75%) LDAP
9 5 (0.75%) SNMP
9 5 (0.75%) VPN
10 4 (0.60%) Remote Desktop
10 4 (0.60%) VoIP
11 3 (0.45%) InfiniBand
12 2 (0.30%) Cisco Nexus
12 2 (0.30%) NX-OS
12 2 (0.30%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 65 (9.69%) SQL Server
2 43 (6.41%) MySQL
3 41 (6.11%) Relational Database
4 38 (5.66%) Big Data
5 27 (4.02%) Data Warehouse
6 24 (3.58%) NoSQL
7 17 (2.53%) Data Mining
7 17 (2.53%) Hadoop
8 12 (1.79%) RDBMS
9 11 (1.64%) MongoDB
9 11 (1.64%) Oracle Database
9 11 (1.64%) SAP BW
10 10 (1.49%) BusinessObjects
10 10 (1.49%) QlikView
10 10 (1.49%) Text Mining
11 9 (1.34%) Apache Hive
11 9 (1.34%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
11 9 (1.34%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 7 (1.04%) PostgreSQL
12 7 (1.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 20 (2.98%) Git (software)
2 17 (2.53%) Subversion
3 15 (2.24%) Jenkins
3 15 (2.24%) JIRA
4 13 (1.94%) JUnit
5 12 (1.79%) Team Foundation Server
6 10 (1.49%) Ant
6 10 (1.49%) Maven
7 6 (0.89%) Selenium
7 6 (0.89%) Visual Studio
8 5 (0.75%) Eclipse
9 4 (0.60%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 4 (0.60%) Talend Open Studio
10 3 (0.45%) Eclipse RCP
10 3 (0.45%) Fiddler
10 3 (0.45%) Hudson
10 3 (0.45%) NUnit
10 3 (0.45%) Oracle APEX
10 3 (0.45%) Trac
11 2 (0.30%) IntelliJ
General
1 284 (42.32%) Manufacturing
2 164 (24.44%) Finance
3 136 (20.27%) Pharmaceutical
4 75 (11.18%) Retail
5 57 (8.49%) Marketing
6 43 (6.41%) Law
7 28 (4.17%) Telecoms
8 25 (3.73%) Banking
9 20 (2.98%) Legal
10 11 (1.64%) Automotive
11 6 (0.89%) Aerospace
11 6 (0.89%) Publishing
12 5 (0.75%) Games
13 3 (0.45%) Back Office
13 3 (0.45%) French Language
13 3 (0.45%) General Ledger
14 2 (0.30%) German Language
14 2 (0.30%) Multimedia
15 1 (0.15%) Billing
Job Titles
1 131 (19.52%) Developer
2 73 (10.88%) Analyst
3 57 (8.49%) Architect
4 55 (8.20%) Consultant
5 54 (8.05%) Project Manager
6 39 (5.81%) Java Developer
7 34 (5.07%) Transition Manager
8 33 (4.92%) .NET Developer
9 30 (4.47%) C# Developer
10 28 (4.17%) C# .NET Developer
11 24 (3.58%) Senior Developer
11 24 (3.58%) Service Manager
12 23 (3.43%) Delivery Manager
13 20 (2.98%) Administrator
13 20 (2.98%) Enterprise Architect
13 20 (2.98%) IT Manager
13 20 (2.98%) Web Developer
14 18 (2.68%) Agile Developer
14 18 (2.68%) Agile Java Developer
15 17 (2.53%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 75 (11.18%) HTML
2 65 (9.69%) CSS
3 60 (8.94%) .NET
4 47 (7.00%) HTML5
5 42 (6.26%) jQuery
6 41 (6.11%) ASP.NET
7 36 (5.37%) Web Services
7 36 (5.37%) XML
8 29 (4.32%) CSS3
9 28 (4.17%) Spring
10 25 (3.73%) Ajax
11 22 (3.28%) AngularJS
12 20 (2.98%) JSP
13 15 (2.24%) RESTful
14 13 (1.94%) ASP.NET MVC
14 13 (1.94%) Django
15 10 (1.49%) CakePHP
15 10 (1.49%) CodeIgniter
15 10 (1.49%) Symfony
15 10 (1.49%) Yii
Miscellaneous
1 85 (12.67%) Computer Science
2 65 (9.69%) Analytical Skills
3 43 (6.41%) Biology
4 42 (6.26%) Data Centre
4 42 (6.26%) Management Information System
5 41 (6.11%) Mathematics
6 22 (3.28%) User Experience
7 20 (2.98%) Statistics
8 19 (2.83%) Mobile App
8 19 (2.83%) Visualisation
9 16 (2.38%) Data Integration
10 15 (2.24%) Chemistry
10 15 (2.24%) Social Media
11 14 (2.09%) Biotechnology
12 12 (1.79%) Informatics
13 11 (1.64%) Physics
14 10 (1.49%) Algorithms
14 10 (1.49%) Health Informatics
15 9 (1.34%) NHS
16 7 (1.04%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 63 (9.39%) Windows
2 29 (4.32%) Linux
3 18 (2.68%) Windows 7
4 17 (2.53%) Windows Server 2008
5 14 (2.09%) Windows Server
6 12 (1.79%) Unix
6 12 (1.79%) Windows XP
7 11 (1.64%) Windows Server 2012
8 4 (0.60%) Mac OS X
8 4 (0.60%) Ubuntu
8 4 (0.60%) VMS
8 4 (0.60%) Windows 2000 Server
8 4 (0.60%) Windows Server 2003
9 3 (0.45%) Android
9 3 (0.45%) CentOS
9 3 (0.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 3 (0.45%) Windows 8
10 2 (0.30%) OS/400
11 1 (0.15%) AIX
11 1 (0.15%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 130 (19.37%) Project Management
2 128 (19.08%) Agile Software Development
3 116 (17.29%) ITIL
4 98 (14.61%) PRINCE2
5 86 (12.82%) Analytics
6 66 (9.84%) Business Development
7 63 (9.39%) Presales
8 61 (9.09%) Business Intelligence
9 57 (8.49%) Bioinformatics
10 52 (7.75%) Service Management
11 51 (7.60%) SDLC
12 44 (6.56%) Service Delivery
13 42 (6.26%) Software Engineering
14 37 (5.51%) Transition Management
15 36 (5.37%) Web Development
16 35 (5.22%) Stakeholder Management
17 33 (4.92%) Change Management
17 33 (4.92%) ITSM
18 32 (4.77%) Asset Management
19 31 (4.62%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 100 (14.90%) JavaScript
2 99 (14.75%) SQL
3 96 (14.31%) Java
4 60 (8.94%) C#
5 48 (7.15%) Python
6 35 (5.22%) T-SQL
7 23 (3.43%) Perl
8 20 (2.98%) C++
9 18 (2.68%) PHP
9 18 (2.68%) R
10 17 (2.53%) PL/SQL
11 16 (2.38%) C
12 12 (1.79%) Shell Script
13 11 (1.64%) VBA
14 8 (1.19%) Bash Shell
15 7 (1.04%) Scala
16 5 (0.75%) Clojure
16 5 (0.75%) PowerShell
17 4 (0.60%) MATLAB
18 3 (0.45%) PL/1
Qualifications
1 237 (35.32%) Degree
2 43 (6.41%) ISEB
3 35 (5.22%) PhD
4 26 (3.87%) Security Cleared
5 25 (3.73%) BPSS Clearance
5 25 (3.73%) PMI Certification
6 24 (3.58%) SC Cleared
7 21 (3.13%) PMP
8 20 (2.98%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 13 (1.94%) APMP
10 12 (1.79%) CISM
11 11 (1.64%) CISA
11 11 (1.64%) Cisco Certification
11 11 (1.64%) HND
12 10 (1.49%) Microsoft Certification
13 9 (1.34%) CCNA
13 9 (1.34%) CISSP
14 8 (1.19%) ITIL Certification
15 5 (0.75%) MBA
15 5 (0.75%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (3.28%) QA
2 17 (2.53%) Data Quality
3 15 (2.24%) SLA
4 11 (1.64%) GMP
4 11 (1.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 9 (1.34%) PCI DSS
6 6 (0.89%) GCP
7 5 (0.75%) COBIT
7 5 (0.75%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 4 (0.60%) WAI
9 3 (0.45%) 21 CFR Part 11
9 3 (0.45%) GLP
9 3 (0.45%) GxP
10 1 (0.15%) CDISC
10 1 (0.15%) HIPAA
System Software
1 34 (5.07%) Active Directory
2 20 (2.98%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (1.19%) Hyper-V
4 4 (0.60%) GPFS
4 4 (0.60%) Terminal Services
4 4 (0.60%) VirtualBox
4 4 (0.60%) VMware ESX
4 4 (0.60%) XenApp
5 3 (0.45%) HDFS
5 3 (0.45%) NFS
6 2 (0.30%) Apache Flume
6 2 (0.30%) Docker
7 1 (0.15%) Dovecot
7 1 (0.15%) Samba
7 1 (0.15%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 5 (0.75%) Norton AntiVirus
1 5 (0.75%) Puppet
2 4 (0.60%) Backup Exec
2 4 (0.60%) Data Guard
2 4 (0.60%) Nagios
2 4 (0.60%) NetBackup
3 3 (0.45%) Hadoop YARN
3 3 (0.45%) Mesos
3 3 (0.45%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (0.45%) QRadar
3 3 (0.45%) Tivoli
3 3 (0.45%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 2 (0.30%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 1 (0.15%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 110 (16.39%) Microsoft
2 73 (10.88%) Oracle
3 57 (8.49%) SAP
4 28 (4.17%) Salesforce.com
5 27 (4.02%) Adobe
6 25 (3.73%) Cisco
7 21 (3.13%) VMware
8 20 (2.98%) IBM
9 18 (2.68%) Cognizant
10 16 (2.38%) Google
11 11 (1.64%) Informatica
12 10 (1.49%) Atlassian
12 10 (1.49%) Zend
13 8 (1.19%) BEA
13 8 (1.19%) Charles River
13 8 (1.19%) MicroStrategy
13 8 (1.19%) Symantec
13 8 (1.19%) Tableau
14 7 (1.04%) Teradata
15 6 (0.89%) Ariba
London
Square One Resources
Salary: Up to £65,000 per annum
Posted: 3 hours ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Experis Ltd
Salary: £55000.00 - £85000.00 per annum
Posted: 4 hours ago
Richmond, North Yorkshire
360 Resourcing Solutions
Salary: £18.5k per year + excellent benefits
Posted: 5 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Parham Consulting
Salary: From £60,000 to £70,000 per annum £60,000 - £70,000 plus bonus and ext
Posted: 7 hours ago
Hinxton near Cambridge, UK
EMBL
Salary: Competitive plus benefits
Posted: 14 hours ago
Hinxton near Cambridge, UK
EMBL
Salary: Competitive plus benefits
Posted: 14 hours ago
Hinxton, nr Cambridge, UK
EMBL
Salary: Competitive plus benefits
Posted: 15 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Agentis Solution
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
North London
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: From £45,000 to £55,000 per annum Annual Bonus, Car Allowance, Private
Posted: Yesterday
North London
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £52,000 per annum Annual Bonus, Private Healthcare, Pe
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Searchability
Salary: £25000 - £50000 per annum + Generous holidays
Posted: Yesterday
Surrey
Volt
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum + OTE up to £60k in Year 1
Posted: Yesterday
Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire
ENTERPRISE RECRUITMENT LTD
Salary: £035000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
360 Resourcing Solutions
Salary: £20k - 22k per year + work from home
Posted: 2 days ago
North West London
360 Resourcing Solutions
Salary: £20k - 22k per year + work from home
Posted: 2 days ago
West London
POPSCIENCE
Salary: £30000.00 per annum + Excellent benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
South East
Cognizant
Posted: 2 days ago
South West
Cognizant
Posted: 2 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Parham Consulting
Salary: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum 30,000 - £35,000 plus bonus and exte
Posted: 2 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 35-45k + Bonus + Life Assurance + 25 days holiday + Flexi Time + On
Posted: 2 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Parham Consulting Ltd
Salary: bonus and extensive benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
ECM Selection
Salary: to £competitive + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Aston Carter
Salary: £50000 - £100000 per annum + Bonus + Allowance + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Guildford, Surrey
Experis Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £60000 per annum + Great Package
Posted: 5 days ago
Surrey
Edissero Ltd
Salary: benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
North West London
360 Resourcing Solutions
Salary: £20k - 22k per year + work from home
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
360 Resourcing Solutions
Salary: £20k - 22k per year + work from home
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester
360 Resourcing
Salary: £20k - 22k per year + work from home
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
University of Manchester
Posted: 8 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
ECM Selection
Salary: to £competitive + benefits
Posted: 10 days ago