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

Location
3 months to
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Life Sciences
Rank 582 691 732
Rank change year-on-year
+109 +41
Permanent jobs citing Life Science 320 190 164
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.29% 0.18% 0.14%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.77% 0.45% 0.37%
Number of salaries quoted 241 111 115
Average salary £50,000 £55,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-9.09% +29.41%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £37,500 £29,600
10% offered a salary of more than £90,000 £85,000 £58,800
UK excluding London average salary £46,500 £50,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-7.00% +42.85%

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
41462 42250 43872
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 37.53% 39.20% 38.51%
Number of salaries quoted 33479 33214 36803
Average salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £28,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £72,500 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

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 24 December 2014 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 24 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
England +108 309 £50,000 -13.04% 24
London +9 132 £57,500 -20.68% 9
South East +23 62 £46,500 -7.00% 5
West Midlands - 34 £55,000 -
Birmingham - 34 £55,000 -
North West +6 32 £42,500 -43.33%
East of England +3 27 £45,000 - 8
City of London +34 24 £80,000 - 2
Surrey +16 21 £48,000 +92.00% 1
Cambridgeshire +11 19 £37,000 -17.77% 8
Hampshire -4 17 £45,000 -21.73%
Cambridge +13 16 £37,000 -17.77% 7
Cheshire +3 12 £35,000 -58.82%
South West -1 10 £63,750 +10.86% 2
Manchester - 10 £40,000 -
Lancashire +3 9 £42,500 -26.08%
Basingstoke +6 8 £45,000 -
Bristol +5 8 - -
Oxfordshire -1 8 £31,193 -37.61% 2
Yorkshire - 8 £39,862 -
Wales +12 7 £50,000 +33.33%
Buckinghamshire +3 7 £45,000 -
South Wales - 6 £50,000 -
Southampton - 6 £55,000 -
Newport - 5 £50,000 -
West Sussex - 5 £90,000 -
Milton Keynes +1 4 £45,000 -
North Yorkshire - 4 £47,362 -
Scotland +12 3 £32,500 -29.72%
Oxford +11 3 £47,500 +18.75% 1

Life Science
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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.

1 209 (34.26%) Oracle
2 207 (33.93%) Pharmaceutical
3 206 (33.77%) Degree
4 132 (21.64%) SQL
5 119 (19.51%) ITIL
6 109 (17.87%) Windows
7 104 (17.05%) Agile Software Development
8 101 (16.56%) Microsoft
9 95 (15.57%) Java
10 93 (15.25%) Project Management
11 92 (15.08%) PL/SQL
12 88 (14.43%) Security Cleared
13 85 (13.93%) Mathematics
13 85 (13.93%) SC Cleared
14 84 (13.77%) SAP
15 82 (13.44%) Biology
16 78 (12.79%) Web Services
17 77 (12.62%) C#
18 75 (12.30%) JavaScript
18 75 (12.30%) Chemistry
19 73 (11.97%) Computer Science
20 72 (11.80%) Finance
20 72 (11.80%) Software Engineering
21 70 (11.48%) Service Delivery
22 68 (11.15%) Marketing
23 66 (10.82%) Analytical Skills
24 62 (10.16%) SQL Server
24 62 (10.16%) Retail
25 61 (10.00%) PhD
25 61 (10.00%) Change Management

Life Science
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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 19 (3.11%) MS Exchange
2 14 (2.30%) Exchange Server 2013
3 8 (1.31%) IIS
4 7 (1.15%) SharePoint
5 6 (0.98%) SAS
6 5 (0.82%) JBoss
6 5 (0.82%) Oracle Workflow
6 5 (0.82%) WordPress
7 4 (0.66%) Documentum
7 4 (0.66%) Mule
8 3 (0.49%) Node.js
8 3 (0.49%) Adobe CQ
8 3 (0.49%) Drupal
8 3 (0.49%) WebSphere
9 2 (0.33%) CMS
9 2 (0.33%) MS Project Server
9 2 (0.33%) TeamSite
9 2 (0.33%) WebLogic
9 2 (0.33%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 2 (0.33%) Oracle Service Bus
Applications
1 54 (8.85%) MS Excel
2 24 (3.93%) MS PowerPoint
3 16 (2.62%) MS Office
4 11 (1.80%) MS Project
5 9 (1.48%) Photoshop
5 9 (1.48%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (0.16%) InDesign
6 1 (0.16%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 1 (0.16%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.16%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 28 (4.59%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 11 (1.80%) Oracle EBS
3 7 (1.15%) Dynamics CRM
4 5 (0.82%) Oracle Financials
5 4 (0.66%) SAP SD
5 4 (0.66%) SAP R/3
5 4 (0.66%) SAP MDM
5 4 (0.66%) Dynamics AX
6 3 (0.49%) Tridion
6 3 (0.49%) Oracle EBS R12
6 3 (0.49%) Magento
6 3 (0.49%) Oracle Payables
6 3 (0.49%) Oracle Receivables
6 3 (0.49%) Dynamics NAV
6 3 (0.49%) Oracle Applications
6 3 (0.49%) PeopleSoft Financials
7 2 (0.33%) SAP FI
7 2 (0.33%) SAP CRM
7 2 (0.33%) SAP FI/CO
7 2 (0.33%) SAP CO
Cloud Services
1 30 (4.92%) SaaS
2 24 (3.93%) Cloud Computing
3 10 (1.64%) Office 365
4 1 (0.16%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 31 (5.08%) TCP/IP
2 22 (3.61%) DNS
3 21 (3.44%) VoIP
4 18 (2.95%) DHCP
5 17 (2.79%) iSCSI
6 14 (2.30%) NAS
6 14 (2.30%) Ethernet
7 13 (2.13%) HTTP
8 12 (1.97%) Internet
9 9 (1.48%) Firewall
9 9 (1.48%) DECT
10 4 (0.66%) VPN
10 4 (0.66%) SMTP
10 4 (0.66%) Network Security
11 3 (0.49%) Unified Communications
11 3 (0.49%) Fibre Channel
11 3 (0.49%) SSL
11 3 (0.49%) VLAN
12 2 (0.33%) SAN
13 1 (0.16%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 62 (10.16%) SQL Server
2 59 (9.67%) MySQL
3 34 (5.57%) Big Data
4 29 (4.75%) Relational Database
5 28 (4.59%) QlikView
6 24 (3.93%) Oracle Reports
7 19 (3.11%) Data Warehouse
8 16 (2.62%) OLTP
9 15 (2.46%) Oracle Database
10 8 (1.31%) NonStop SQL
11 7 (1.15%) Oracle Database 11g
12 6 (0.98%) Text Mining
12 6 (0.98%) Oracle BI EE
13 5 (0.82%) IBM InfoSphere
14 4 (0.66%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 4 (0.66%) Spotfire
14 4 (0.66%) MongoDB
14 4 (0.66%) RDBMS
14 4 (0.66%) Data Mining
14 4 (0.66%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 40 (6.56%) Selenium
2 37 (6.07%) Eclipse
3 31 (5.08%) QuickTest Pro
3 31 (5.08%) JMeter
4 25 (4.10%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 16 (2.62%) Ant
6 10 (1.64%) Maven
6 10 (1.64%) Jenkins
7 6 (0.98%) Oracle Forms
8 4 (0.66%) JIRA
8 4 (0.66%) Fiddler
9 3 (0.49%) Git (software)
9 3 (0.49%) Visual Studio
9 3 (0.49%) Toad
10 2 (0.33%) NUnit
10 2 (0.33%) LoadRunner
10 2 (0.33%) Cucumber
11 1 (0.16%) MSBuild
11 1 (0.16%) Oracle APEX
11 1 (0.16%) Subversion
General
1 207 (33.93%) Pharmaceutical
2 72 (11.80%) Finance
3 68 (11.15%) Marketing
4 62 (10.16%) Retail
5 40 (6.56%) Banking
6 39 (6.39%) Manufacturing
7 21 (3.44%) Telecoms
8 11 (1.80%) Legal
9 6 (0.98%) Law
10 4 (0.66%) Local Government
10 4 (0.66%) German Language
11 3 (0.49%) Billing
12 2 (0.33%) French Language
12 2 (0.33%) Spanish Language
13 1 (0.16%) Japanese Language
13 1 (0.16%) Investment Banking
13 1 (0.16%) Automotive
13 1 (0.16%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 95 (15.57%) Developer
2 68 (11.15%) Analyst
2 68 (11.15%) Architect
2 68 (11.15%) Consultant
3 47 (7.70%) Tester
4 41 (6.72%) Service Manager
5 35 (5.74%) Software Tester
6 34 (5.57%) Project Manager
6 34 (5.57%) Delivery Manager
7 33 (5.41%) Solutions Architect
7 33 (5.41%) Services Delivery Manager
8 28 (4.59%) Business Analyst
9 26 (4.26%) Trainer
10 25 (4.10%) Senior Tester
10 25 (4.10%) Senior Architect
11 24 (3.93%) Senior Solutions Architect
11 24 (3.93%) Programme Manager
12 23 (3.77%) Training Consultant
13 19 (3.11%) Senior Manager
13 19 (3.11%) Senior Software Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 78 (12.79%) Web Services
2 60 (9.84%) .NET
3 49 (8.03%) HTML
4 35 (5.74%) CSS
4 35 (5.74%) J2EE
5 31 (5.08%) ASP.NET
6 30 (4.92%) GWT
7 24 (3.93%) jQuery
8 23 (3.77%) XML
9 20 (3.28%) HTML5
10 17 (2.79%) REST
10 17 (2.79%) WinForms
11 12 (1.97%) CSS3
12 11 (1.80%) Spring
12 11 (1.80%) Java EE
12 11 (1.80%) JSON
13 10 (1.64%) Ajax
14 9 (1.48%) JDBC
14 9 (1.48%) AngularJS
15 8 (1.31%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 85 (13.93%) Mathematics
2 82 (13.44%) Biology
3 75 (12.30%) Chemistry
4 73 (11.97%) Computer Science
5 66 (10.82%) Analytical Skills
6 37 (6.07%) Biotechnology
7 23 (3.77%) Informatics
8 19 (3.11%) Visualisation
9 14 (2.30%) FMCG
9 14 (2.30%) Statistics
9 14 (2.30%) Management Information System
9 14 (2.30%) Enterprise Software
10 13 (2.13%) Physics
11 12 (1.97%) Data Integration
12 10 (1.64%) LIMS
12 10 (1.64%) E-Learning
12 10 (1.64%) User Experience
13 8 (1.31%) Mobile App
13 8 (1.31%) Clustering
13 8 (1.31%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 109 (17.87%) Windows
2 57 (9.34%) Linux
3 26 (4.26%) UNIX
3 26 (4.26%) Windows Server 2008
4 25 (4.10%) Mac OS X
4 25 (4.10%) Solaris
5 20 (3.28%) Windows Server 2012
6 19 (3.11%) Windows XP
7 14 (2.30%) Windows Vista
8 13 (2.13%) Android
9 12 (1.97%) Windows 8
10 11 (1.80%) Apple iOS
11 10 (1.64%) Windows 7
12 8 (1.31%) Windows Server 2003
13 7 (1.15%) Windows Phone
14 5 (0.82%) Windows 2000
15 3 (0.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 119 (19.51%) ITIL
2 104 (17.05%) Agile Software Development
3 93 (15.25%) Project Management
4 72 (11.80%) Software Engineering
5 70 (11.48%) Service Delivery
6 61 (10.00%) Change Management
7 58 (9.51%) Business Development
8 55 (9.02%) Service Management
9 54 (8.85%) Incident Management
10 53 (8.69%) PRINCE2
10 53 (8.69%) Validation
11 51 (8.36%) Problem Management
12 49 (8.03%) Web Development
13 46 (7.54%) Analytics
14 45 (7.38%) Bioinformatics
15 42 (6.89%) Business Intelligence
16 31 (5.08%) SOA
16 31 (5.08%) Programme Management
16 31 (5.08%) Test Scripting
16 31 (5.08%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 132 (21.64%) SQL
2 95 (15.57%) Java
3 92 (15.08%) PL/SQL
4 77 (12.62%) C#
5 75 (12.30%) JavaScript
6 32 (5.25%) C++
7 28 (4.59%) C
8 20 (3.28%) Shell Script
9 18 (2.95%) VB
10 15 (2.46%) Python
11 14 (2.30%) VB6
12 10 (1.64%) Perl
13 7 (1.15%) PHP
13 7 (1.15%) PowerShell
14 5 (0.82%) Apex Code
15 3 (0.49%) Assembly Language
15 3 (0.49%) T-SQL
16 1 (0.16%) VC++
16 1 (0.16%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 206 (33.77%) Degree
2 88 (14.43%) Security Cleared
3 85 (13.93%) SC Cleared
4 61 (10.00%) PhD
5 44 (7.21%) ISEB
6 24 (3.93%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 23 (3.77%) Postgraduate
7 23 (3.77%) ITIL Certification
7 23 (3.77%) CIPD
8 16 (2.62%) Microsoft Certification
9 14 (2.30%) PMI Certification
10 12 (1.97%) MCSE
11 9 (1.48%) PMP
12 7 (1.15%) MCSA
13 4 (0.66%) CCNA
13 4 (0.66%) Cisco Certification
13 4 (0.66%) ISTQB
13 4 (0.66%) MBA
13 4 (0.66%) CBAP
13 4 (0.66%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 40 (6.56%) SLA
2 20 (3.28%) ISO 9001
3 16 (2.62%) GxP
4 15 (2.46%) GAMP
5 11 (1.80%) GLP
5 11 (1.80%) Data Quality
6 10 (1.64%) QA
7 9 (1.48%) 21 CFR Part 11
8 3 (0.49%) PCI DSS
8 3 (0.49%) Dublin Core
9 2 (0.33%) GMP
9 2 (0.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 1 (0.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 1 (0.16%) GCP
System Software
1 25 (4.10%) Active Directory
2 5 (0.82%) vSphere
3 4 (0.66%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (0.49%) Hyper-V
4 3 (0.49%) Xen
4 3 (0.49%) NFS
5 2 (0.33%) Oracle RAC
5 2 (0.33%) Oracle RMAN
6 1 (0.16%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 13 (2.13%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (0.82%) WSUS
3 4 (0.66%) Control-M
4 3 (0.49%) Ansible
4 3 (0.49%) Puppet
5 2 (0.33%) Data Guard
6 1 (0.16%) Oracle Identity Management
Vendors
1 209 (34.26%) Oracle
2 101 (16.56%) Microsoft
3 84 (13.77%) SAP
4 31 (5.08%) IBM
5 25 (4.10%) Siebel
5 25 (4.10%) HP
6 23 (3.77%) Google
7 22 (3.61%) Cognizant
8 12 (1.97%) Adobe
9 10 (1.64%) Informatica
9 10 (1.64%) Red Hat
9 10 (1.64%) VMware
9 10 (1.64%) Teradata
10 8 (1.31%) Salesforce.com
10 8 (1.31%) NetApp
10 8 (1.31%) Citrix
10 8 (1.31%) WSO2
11 7 (1.15%) PeopleSoft
12 5 (0.82%) Cognos
12 5 (0.82%) Altiris
London
Optimus Search
Posted: 13 hours ago
London
Optimus Search
Salary: Benefits
Posted: 13 hours ago
London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £60000.00 - £100000.00 per annum + Bonus and benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
e-resourcing Limited
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Michael Bailey Associates - Munich
Salary: Quarterly Bonus
Posted: 4 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
ECM Selection
Salary: £Competitive + benefits
Posted: 8 days ago
Hinxton, near Cambridge, UK
EMBL
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 10 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Diamond Light Source
Salary: Circa £30k - £55k, for the Lead role + benefits
Posted: 10 days ago
STFC Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, Harwell,...
Science and Technology Facilities Council
Salary: £28,384 - £34,002
Posted: 11 days ago
South East England
Computer Futures
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + Car, Double OTE, Pension
Posted: 12 days ago
Cambridgeshire
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Posted: 16 days ago
Torquay
Huxley Banking & Financial Services
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 17 days ago
Torquay
Huxley Banking & Financial Services
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 17 days ago
Hinxton near Cambridge, UK
EMBL
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 18 days ago
Hinxton near Cambridge, UK
EMBL
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 24 days ago
South East
Cognizant
Posted: 24 days ago
Hinxton, Cambridge, United Kingdom
EMBL
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 25 days ago
Hinxton, Cambridge, United Kingdom
EMBL
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 25 days ago
London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £60000.00 - £100000.00 per annum + Bonus & Corporate Package
Posted: 26 days ago