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 20 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Life Sciences
Rank 657 733 792
Rank change year-on-year
+76 +59
Permanent jobs citing Life Science 251 131 91
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.22% 0.12% 0.076%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.70% 0.36% 0.23%
Number of salaries quoted 176 80 67
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £52,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -28.57%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £24,900 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £85,500 £82,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £31,250 £52,500
% change year-on-year
+12.00% -40.47%

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
35882 36024 39558
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 31.09% 33.01% 33.24%
Number of salaries quoted 28164 29090 33417
Average salary £47,500 £45,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.39% +1.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £75,000 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

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 20 August 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 20 August 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 +103 234 £40,750 +8.66% 56
South East +77 119 £35,000 +40.00% 24
Surrey +55 85 £34,000 +36.00% 7
London +11 76 £55,000 -4.34% 14
East of England -3 19 £40,000 +23.07% 7
Cambridgeshire -6 16 £40,000 +33.33% 6
Cambridge -4 15 £40,000 +33.33% 6
Hampshire +7 14 £27,500 -26.66% 4
Buckinghamshire +6 13 £41,500 +102.43% 2
Guildford +23 9 £34,000 -
City of London -8 9 £75,000 -3.22% 2
Basingstoke - 8 £27,500 - 1
Oxfordshire +13 6 £37,500 -21.05% 7
Oxford +11 6 £37,500 -21.05% 3
West Midlands +7 6 £30,000 +9.09% 4
Wales 0 6 £25,000 +4.16%
High Wycombe -4 6 - - 1
Milton Keynes -6 6 £41,500 +102.43%
Scotland -16 6 £32,500 -20.72%
North Wales -1 4 £25,000 +4.16%
East Midlands - 4 £45,000 - 2
Warwickshire - 4 £28,750 -
Uxbridge - 4 £50,000 -
Leamington Spa - 4 £28,750 -
Southampton +7 3 £57,500 +53.33% 3
North West -10 3 £35,000 - 2
Yorkshire - 3 £30,205 - 1
South Yorkshire - 3 £30,205 - 1
Essex - 3 - -
Lincoln - 3 - - 1

Life Science
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 August 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.

1 201 (44.08%) Pharmaceutical
2 181 (39.69%) Degree
3 142 (31.14%) Oracle
4 110 (24.12%) Project Management
5 108 (23.68%) Finance
6 100 (21.93%) SQL
7 91 (19.96%) Chemistry
8 84 (18.42%) Java
9 81 (17.76%) Biology
10 74 (16.23%) Microsoft
11 70 (15.35%) Manufacturing
12 68 (14.91%) MS Excel
13 63 (13.82%) Mathematics
14 62 (13.60%) Marketing
15 60 (13.16%) Web Services
16 58 (12.72%) Analytics
17 57 (12.50%) PRINCE2
18 56 (12.28%) PL/SQL
19 55 (12.06%) JavaScript
20 53 (11.62%) Business Development
21 52 (11.40%) Validation
21 52 (11.40%) Windows
22 51 (11.18%) ISEB
22 51 (11.18%) Business Intelligence
23 50 (10.96%) C#
24 49 (10.75%) PhD
24 49 (10.75%) Banking
25 47 (10.31%) Software Engineering
25 47 (10.31%) SQL Server
26 46 (10.09%) Computer Science

Life Science
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 24 (5.26%) SharePoint
2 20 (4.39%) Documentum
3 15 (3.29%) SAS
4 12 (2.63%) Oracle Workflow
5 6 (1.32%) LiveLink
6 5 (1.10%) Node.js
6 5 (1.10%) MS Exchange
7 4 (0.88%) IIS
7 4 (0.88%) Adobe CQ
8 3 (0.66%) Exchange Server 2013
8 3 (0.66%) WebSphere
9 2 (0.44%) Drupal
9 2 (0.44%) Captiva
9 2 (0.44%) Apache
9 2 (0.44%) Tomcat
10 1 (0.22%) TeamSite
10 1 (0.22%) NetWeaver
10 1 (0.22%) Commerce Server
10 1 (0.22%) CMS
10 1 (0.22%) Liferay
Applications
1 68 (14.91%) MS Excel
2 37 (8.11%) MS PowerPoint
3 28 (6.14%) MS Project
4 26 (5.70%) MS Office
5 9 (1.97%) MS Visio
6 4 (0.88%) SPSS
7 3 (0.66%) Photoshop
7 3 (0.66%) Adobe Illustrator
8 2 (0.44%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 4 (0.88%) Tridion
1 4 (0.88%) Oracle EBS
1 4 (0.88%) SAP MDM
1 4 (0.88%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 4 (0.88%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.66%) TrackWise
2 3 (0.66%) Oracle EBS R12
3 2 (0.44%) Oracle BPM
3 2 (0.44%) SAP InfiniteInsight
3 2 (0.44%) SAP CO
3 2 (0.44%) Oracle Applications
3 2 (0.44%) SAP FI/CO
3 2 (0.44%) SAP SD
3 2 (0.44%) SAP FI
3 2 (0.44%) SAP PP
3 2 (0.44%) Oracle Financials
3 2 (0.44%) PeopleSoft Financials
4 1 (0.22%) PeopleSoft HRMS
4 1 (0.22%) Oracle 11i
4 1 (0.22%) Lawson
Cloud Services
1 17 (3.73%) SaaS
2 14 (3.07%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (0.44%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 12 (2.63%) TCP/IP
2 10 (2.19%) HTTP
3 7 (1.54%) DNS
3 7 (1.54%) Internet
4 5 (1.10%) VoIP
4 5 (1.10%) Ethernet
5 4 (0.88%) DHCP
6 3 (0.66%) SMTP
6 3 (0.66%) VPN
6 3 (0.66%) iSCSI
6 3 (0.66%) NAS
6 3 (0.66%) Unified Communications
7 2 (0.44%) InfiniBand
8 1 (0.22%) Firewall
8 1 (0.22%) VLAN
8 1 (0.22%) Network Security
8 1 (0.22%) SAN
8 1 (0.22%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 47 (10.31%) SQL Server
2 43 (9.43%) MySQL
3 39 (8.55%) Relational Database
4 35 (7.68%) Big Data
5 24 (5.26%) Data Warehouse
6 18 (3.95%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 15 (3.29%) QlikView
7 15 (3.29%) Oracle Database
8 13 (2.85%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 12 (2.63%) Data Mining
10 8 (1.75%) Hadoop
11 7 (1.54%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 7 (1.54%) Crystal Reports
12 6 (1.32%) Oracle Reports
12 6 (1.32%) EDMS
12 6 (1.32%) OLTP
13 5 (1.10%) Oracle Database 11g
13 5 (1.10%) MongoDB
14 4 (0.88%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
14 4 (0.88%) Apache Hive
Development Applications
1 45 (9.87%) Selenium
2 27 (5.92%) QuickTest Pro
3 24 (5.26%) JMeter
4 15 (3.29%) Ant
5 12 (2.63%) Eclipse
6 11 (2.41%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 9 (1.97%) Toad
8 7 (1.54%) JIRA
9 4 (0.88%) Maven
9 4 (0.88%) Jenkins
10 3 (0.66%) Oracle APEX
10 3 (0.66%) Subversion
10 3 (0.66%) Git (software)
10 3 (0.66%) Team Foundation Server
11 2 (0.44%) Fiddler
11 2 (0.44%) Visual Studio
12 1 (0.22%) VSS/SourceSafe
12 1 (0.22%) Oracle Forms
12 1 (0.22%) LoadRunner
General
1 201 (44.08%) Pharmaceutical
2 108 (23.68%) Finance
3 70 (15.35%) Manufacturing
4 62 (13.60%) Marketing
5 49 (10.75%) Banking
6 45 (9.87%) Retail
7 26 (5.70%) Telecoms
8 11 (2.41%) Legal
9 10 (2.19%) Publishing
10 8 (1.75%) Back Office
11 7 (1.54%) Advertising
12 6 (1.32%) Law
13 4 (0.88%) Games
13 4 (0.88%) Billing
13 4 (0.88%) Japanese Language
14 2 (0.44%) Investment Banking
15 1 (0.22%) Local Government
15 1 (0.22%) Retail Banking
15 1 (0.22%) French Language
15 1 (0.22%) German Language
Job Titles
1 90 (19.74%) Consultant
2 78 (17.11%) Analyst
3 56 (12.28%) Developer
4 54 (11.84%) Tester
5 47 (10.31%) Project Manager
5 47 (10.31%) Business Analyst
6 33 (7.24%) Software Tester
7 32 (7.02%) Senior Tester
8 26 (5.70%) Technology Consultant
9 25 (5.48%) Graduate
10 24 (5.26%) Trainer
11 20 (4.39%) Training Consultant
12 18 (3.95%) Architect
13 17 (3.73%) Programmer
14 15 (3.29%) Java Developer
14 15 (3.29%) Solutions Architect
14 15 (3.29%) Senior Architect
15 14 (3.07%) Business Manager
16 13 (2.85%) Senior Solutions Architect
16 13 (2.85%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 60 (13.16%) Web Services
2 37 (8.11%) .NET
3 35 (7.68%) XML
3 35 (7.68%) HTML
4 30 (6.58%) J2EE
5 24 (5.26%) CSS
6 19 (4.17%) REST
7 17 (3.73%) GWT
8 12 (2.63%) JSON
9 11 (2.41%) HTML5
10 10 (2.19%) Spring
11 9 (1.97%) Hibernate
11 9 (1.97%) jQuery
11 9 (1.97%) ASP.NET
12 8 (1.75%) Ext JS
13 7 (1.54%) CSS3
13 7 (1.54%) WDK
13 7 (1.54%) Ajax
14 6 (1.32%) WinForms
15 5 (1.10%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 91 (19.96%) Chemistry
2 81 (17.76%) Biology
3 63 (13.82%) Mathematics
4 46 (10.09%) Computer Science
5 37 (8.11%) Statistics
6 25 (5.48%) Biotechnology
6 25 (5.48%) Visualisation
7 20 (4.39%) Physics
7 20 (4.39%) Management Information System
8 13 (2.85%) Informatics
8 13 (2.85%) PMI
9 12 (2.63%) Enterprise Software
10 10 (2.19%) Mobile App
11 9 (1.97%) Data Integration
12 8 (1.75%) E-Learning
13 6 (1.32%) Taxonomies
14 5 (1.10%) Client/Server
14 5 (1.10%) FMCG
14 5 (1.10%) Open Source
15 4 (0.88%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 52 (11.40%) Windows
2 24 (5.26%) Linux
3 20 (4.39%) UNIX
4 11 (2.41%) Solaris
4 11 (2.41%) Mac OS X
5 6 (1.32%) Android
5 6 (1.32%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (1.32%) Apple iOS
6 5 (1.10%) Windows 7
6 5 (1.10%) Windows Vista
6 5 (1.10%) Windows XP
7 3 (0.66%) Windows 8
7 3 (0.66%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (0.66%) Windows Phone
8 1 (0.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 110 (24.12%) Project Management
2 58 (12.72%) Analytics
3 57 (12.50%) PRINCE2
4 53 (11.62%) Business Development
5 52 (11.40%) Validation
6 51 (11.18%) Business Intelligence
7 47 (10.31%) Software Engineering
8 41 (8.99%) ITIL
9 40 (8.77%) Change Management
9 40 (8.77%) Data Management
10 37 (8.11%) Content Management
11 34 (7.46%) Test Scripting
12 32 (7.02%) Six Sigma
13 30 (6.58%) Software Testing
13 30 (6.58%) Manual Testing
14 29 (6.36%) V-Model
15 28 (6.14%) CRM
16 27 (5.92%) Document Management
17 26 (5.70%) Business Analysis
17 26 (5.70%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 100 (21.93%) SQL
2 84 (18.42%) Java
3 56 (12.28%) PL/SQL
4 55 (12.06%) JavaScript
5 50 (10.96%) C#
6 25 (5.48%) C++
7 16 (3.51%) Python
8 14 (3.07%) Shell Script
9 13 (2.85%) VB6
9 13 (2.85%) VB
10 11 (2.41%) PHP
11 8 (1.75%) C
12 7 (1.54%) Perl
13 6 (1.32%) T-SQL
14 3 (0.66%) PowerShell
15 2 (0.44%) R
15 2 (0.44%) Ruby
16 1 (0.22%) SAS Macro
16 1 (0.22%) ABAP
16 1 (0.22%) VBA
Qualifications
1 181 (39.69%) Degree
2 51 (11.18%) ISEB
3 49 (10.75%) PhD
4 40 (8.77%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 20 (4.39%) CIPD
6 14 (3.07%) PMI Certification
7 11 (2.41%) SC Cleared
7 11 (2.41%) Security Cleared
7 11 (2.41%) CBAP
7 11 (2.41%) Postgraduate
8 5 (1.10%) PMP
9 3 (0.66%) MCSA
9 3 (0.66%) Microsoft Certification
9 3 (0.66%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 3 (0.66%) MBA
9 3 (0.66%) MOS
10 2 (0.44%) ITIL Certification
11 1 (0.22%) CISA
11 1 (0.22%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (4.61%) GCP
2 19 (4.17%) QA
3 16 (3.51%) ISO 9001
4 9 (1.97%) CDISC
5 8 (1.75%) Data Quality
6 7 (1.54%) GxP
6 7 (1.54%) SLA
7 6 (1.32%) GAMP
8 4 (0.88%) GMP
8 4 (0.88%) GLP
8 4 (0.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 4 (0.88%) Dublin Core
9 3 (0.66%) 21 CFR Part 11
10 2 (0.44%) WAI
11 1 (0.22%) COBIT
11 1 (0.22%) DICOM
11 1 (0.22%) HL7
System Software
1 6 (1.32%) Active Directory
2 4 (0.88%) HDFS
3 2 (0.44%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.44%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.22%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 7 (1.54%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (0.66%) Puppet
3 2 (0.44%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (0.44%) Ganglia
4 1 (0.22%) Ansible
4 1 (0.22%) Oracle Identity Management
Vendors
1 142 (31.14%) Oracle
2 74 (16.23%) Microsoft
3 39 (8.55%) SAP
4 24 (5.26%) Cognizant
5 17 (3.73%) Siebel
6 11 (2.41%) IBM
6 11 (2.41%) Business Objects
7 9 (1.97%) HP
7 9 (1.97%) Google
8 7 (1.54%) Adobe
8 7 (1.54%) Informatica
9 5 (1.10%) Cognos
10 4 (0.88%) PeopleSoft
10 4 (0.88%) Twitter
10 4 (0.88%) MicroStrategy
10 4 (0.88%) NetApp
11 3 (0.66%) Red Hat
11 3 (0.66%) Salesforce.com
11 3 (0.66%) Trillium
11 3 (0.66%) EMC
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
NES Global Talent
Salary: £50000 to £60000 per annum
Posted: 9 hours ago
Hillingdon, Middlesex
Celgene
Posted: 11 hours ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
NES Global Talent
Salary: £18000 to £22000 per annum
Posted: 12 hours ago
Leicestershire
NES Global Talent
Salary: £40000 to £50000 per annum
Posted: 14 hours ago
London
NES Global Talent
Salary: £65000 to £75000 per annum - Car + bonus etc
Posted: 15 hours ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
NES Global Talent
Salary: £40000 to £50000 per annum
Posted: 17 hours ago
Amersham, Buckinghamshire
GE
Salary: Excellent salary and flexible benefits
Posted: 17 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
NES Global Talent
Salary: £55000 to £60000 per annum - Car Allowance, Pension, Healthcare etc
Posted: 18 hours ago
High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire
NES Global Talent
Salary: £35000 to £50000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Connectus
Salary: £65000 - £75000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Surrey
Edissero Ltd
Salary: good benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Surrey
Edissero Ltd
Salary: good benefits
Posted: Yesterday
East Anglia
Pharma Division
Salary: £55000.00 - £60000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
SCR-Consulting (UK Ltd)
Posted: 2 days ago
London
NES Global Talent
Salary: £50000 to £55000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
NES Global Talent
Salary: £35000 to £43000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
South East London
Client Server
Salary: £40k to £55k + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Lancashire
NES Global Talent
Salary: £40000 to £55000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Surrey
Edissero Ltd
Salary: good benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Outsource UK
Salary: Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago