The first 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 28 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all terms in our Miscellaneous category.

Location
3 months to
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Life Sciences
Rank 680 760 801
Rank change year-on-year
+80 +41
Permanent jobs citing Life Science 237 122 95
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.20% 0.11% 0.081%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.64% 0.34% 0.24%
Number of salaries quoted 160 77 73
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £55,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -31.81%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £24,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,500 £61,000 £80,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £37,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year
-6.66% -31.81%
Miscellaneous Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
36914 35602 38854
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 31.53% 32.73% 32.92%
Number of salaries quoted 29267 28839 32893
Average salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £27,500 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £75,000 £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 28 July 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 28 July 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 +88 219 £41,500 +10.66% 34
South East +87 107 £35,000 +27.27% 15
London -23 75 £52,500 -12.50% 8
Surrey +46 74 £34,500 +25.45% 3
East of England -13 23 £48,750 +34.48% 4
Cambridge 0 21 £48,750 +50.00% 4
Cambridgeshire -2 21 £48,750 +44.44% 4
City of London -2 21 £65,000 +8.33% 1
Buckinghamshire +4 19 £41,500 +102.43%
Guildford - 11 £34,000 -
High Wycombe - 9 - -
Hampshire +8 8 £67,500 +80.00% 3
Milton Keynes -1 8 £41,500 +102.43%
North Wales -4 7 £25,000 +4.16%
Wales -11 7 £25,000 +4.16% 1
Uxbridge - 7 £50,000 -
Scotland -7 6 £33,750 -17.67%
Oxford +12 5 £37,500 -21.05% 1
Oxfordshire +7 5 £37,500 -21.05% 1
Basingstoke - 5 £44,250 - 1
West Midlands -9 4 £28,750 -39.47% 2
Warwickshire - 4 £28,750 -
Leamington Spa - 4 £28,750 -
Edinburgh - 4 £35,000 -
North West +1 2 £72,500 +65.71% 3
Cheshire -5 2 £72,500 - 1
Marlow - 2 - -
North East - 2 - - 1
Southampton +3 1 £65,000 +73.33%
Glasgow - 1 £32,500 -

Life Science
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 (47.52%) Pharmaceutical
2 161 (38.06%) Degree
3 119 (28.13%) Finance
4 112 (26.48%) Oracle
5 107 (25.30%) Project Management
6 82 (19.39%) Manufacturing
7 80 (18.91%) Java
8 79 (18.68%) SQL
9 77 (18.20%) Chemistry
10 67 (15.84%) Biology
11 65 (15.37%) MS Excel
12 59 (13.95%) Marketing
13 58 (13.71%) Microsoft
14 57 (13.48%) Business Development
15 56 (13.24%) PRINCE2
16 55 (13.00%) Analytics
17 53 (12.53%) Mathematics
18 52 (12.29%) Business Intelligence
19 51 (12.06%) Banking
20 48 (11.35%) JavaScript
20 48 (11.35%) PL/SQL
21 47 (11.11%) ISEB
22 46 (10.87%) Web Services
22 46 (10.87%) Computer Science
23 43 (10.17%) Retail
24 40 (9.46%) Content Management
24 40 (9.46%) Software Engineering
24 40 (9.46%) C#
25 39 (9.22%) SQL Server
25 39 (9.22%) SAP

Life Science
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 33 (7.80%) SharePoint
2 29 (6.86%) Documentum
3 15 (3.55%) SAS
4 11 (2.60%) Oracle Workflow
5 6 (1.42%) LiveLink
6 5 (1.18%) Node.js
7 4 (0.95%) Captiva
7 4 (0.95%) WebSphere
7 4 (0.95%) Tomcat
8 3 (0.71%) Adobe CQ
8 3 (0.71%) IIS
9 2 (0.47%) CMS
9 2 (0.47%) MS Exchange
9 2 (0.47%) WebLogic
9 2 (0.47%) Apache
9 2 (0.47%) SharePoint 2010
10 1 (0.24%) Exchange Server 2010
10 1 (0.24%) NetWeaver
10 1 (0.24%) Commerce Server
10 1 (0.24%) FileNet
Applications
1 65 (15.37%) MS Excel
2 31 (7.33%) MS PowerPoint
3 28 (6.62%) MS Project
4 26 (6.15%) MS Office
5 9 (2.13%) MS Visio
6 4 (0.95%) SPSS
7 2 (0.47%) Adobe Illustrator
7 2 (0.47%) S-PLUS
7 2 (0.47%) Photoshop
8 1 (0.24%) CorelDRAW
Business Applications
1 7 (1.65%) SAP MDM
2 4 (0.95%) SAP CO
2 4 (0.95%) SAP FI/CO
2 4 (0.95%) SAP FI
3 3 (0.71%) Tridion
3 3 (0.71%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 3 (0.71%) TrackWise
4 2 (0.47%) Oracle BPM
4 2 (0.47%) SAP InfiniteInsight
4 2 (0.47%) SAP SD
4 2 (0.47%) SAP PP
5 1 (0.24%) Lawson
5 1 (0.24%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.24%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.24%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.24%) SAP FSCM
5 1 (0.24%) SAP Bank Analyzer
Cloud Services
1 7 (1.65%) SaaS
2 6 (1.42%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.24%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 9 (2.13%) HTTP
1 9 (2.13%) Internet
2 8 (1.89%) TCP/IP
3 2 (0.47%) Ethernet
3 2 (0.47%) InfiniBand
4 1 (0.24%) SAN
4 1 (0.24%) DNS
4 1 (0.24%) DHCP
4 1 (0.24%) VPN
4 1 (0.24%) VoIP
4 1 (0.24%) Intranet
4 1 (0.24%) Firewall
4 1 (0.24%) VLAN
4 1 (0.24%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (9.22%) SQL Server
2 34 (8.04%) Relational Database
3 32 (7.57%) MySQL
4 28 (6.62%) Data Warehouse
5 27 (6.38%) Big Data
6 17 (4.02%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 14 (3.31%) QlikView
8 13 (3.07%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 12 (2.84%) Oracle Database
10 11 (2.60%) Data Mining
11 8 (1.89%) Hadoop
12 6 (1.42%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 6 (1.42%) EDMS
12 6 (1.42%) Crystal Reports
12 6 (1.42%) Oracle Reports
13 4 (0.95%) Spotfire
13 4 (0.95%) SAP BW
13 4 (0.95%) RDBMS
13 4 (0.95%) Apache Hive
14 3 (0.71%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 39 (9.22%) Selenium
2 24 (5.67%) QuickTest Pro
3 20 (4.73%) JMeter
4 14 (3.31%) Ant
5 13 (3.07%) Eclipse
6 9 (2.13%) Toad
6 9 (2.13%) JIRA
7 8 (1.89%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 5 (1.18%) Subversion
9 4 (0.95%) Maven
9 4 (0.95%) Jenkins
10 3 (0.71%) Team Foundation Server
11 2 (0.47%) Fiddler
11 2 (0.47%) Oracle APEX
11 2 (0.47%) ClearQuest
11 2 (0.47%) TestDirector
11 2 (0.47%) JUnit
11 2 (0.47%) Visual Studio
12 1 (0.24%) VSS/SourceSafe
12 1 (0.24%) LoadRunner
General
1 201 (47.52%) Pharmaceutical
2 119 (28.13%) Finance
3 82 (19.39%) Manufacturing
4 59 (13.95%) Marketing
5 51 (12.06%) Banking
6 43 (10.17%) Retail
7 38 (8.98%) Telecoms
8 13 (3.07%) Legal
8 13 (3.07%) Publishing
9 8 (1.89%) Back Office
10 7 (1.65%) Games
10 7 (1.65%) Advertising
11 6 (1.42%) Law
12 4 (0.95%) Japanese Language
12 4 (0.95%) Billing
13 2 (0.47%) Investment Banking
14 1 (0.24%) Aerospace
14 1 (0.24%) Retail Banking
14 1 (0.24%) French Language
14 1 (0.24%) German Language
Job Titles
1 97 (22.93%) Consultant
2 77 (18.20%) Analyst
3 54 (12.77%) Project Manager
4 52 (12.29%) Business Analyst
5 48 (11.35%) Developer
6 47 (11.11%) Tester
7 27 (6.38%) Software Tester
8 26 (6.15%) Technology Consultant
8 26 (6.15%) Senior Tester
9 25 (5.91%) Graduate
10 16 (3.78%) Trainer
10 16 (3.78%) Programmer
11 14 (3.31%) Business Manager
11 14 (3.31%) Training Consultant
12 13 (3.07%) Senior Manager
12 13 (3.07%) Java Developer
12 13 (3.07%) Senior Project Manager
13 12 (2.84%) Architect
14 11 (2.60%) IT Business Analyst
15 10 (2.36%) IT Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 46 (10.87%) Web Services
2 29 (6.86%) XML
2 29 (6.86%) HTML
3 28 (6.62%) .NET
4 27 (6.38%) J2EE
5 22 (5.20%) CSS
6 14 (3.31%) REST
6 14 (3.31%) GWT
7 10 (2.36%) Spring
8 9 (2.13%) WDK
8 9 (2.13%) Hibernate
8 9 (2.13%) Ext JS
9 8 (1.89%) HTML5
9 8 (1.89%) JSON
10 6 (1.42%) SOAP
10 6 (1.42%) XSL
11 5 (1.18%) CSS3
11 5 (1.18%) XSLT
12 4 (0.95%) Apache Flex
12 4 (0.95%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 77 (18.20%) Chemistry
2 67 (15.84%) Biology
3 53 (12.53%) Mathematics
4 46 (10.87%) Computer Science
5 35 (8.27%) Statistics
6 19 (4.49%) Visualisation
7 18 (4.26%) Biotechnology
7 18 (4.26%) PMI
8 16 (3.78%) Management Information System
9 15 (3.55%) Physics
9 15 (3.55%) Mobile App
10 13 (3.07%) Informatics
11 9 (2.13%) Data Integration
12 8 (1.89%) Enterprise Software
13 6 (1.42%) e-Health
13 6 (1.42%) Taxonomies
14 5 (1.18%) Client/Server
14 5 (1.18%) E-Learning
15 4 (0.95%) Social Network
16 3 (0.71%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 34 (8.04%) Windows
2 19 (4.49%) Linux
3 15 (3.55%) UNIX
4 8 (1.89%) Mac OS X
4 8 (1.89%) Solaris
5 4 (0.95%) Android
5 4 (0.95%) Apple iOS
6 2 (0.47%) Windows 7
6 2 (0.47%) Windows Vista
6 2 (0.47%) Windows XP
6 2 (0.47%) Windows Phone
7 1 (0.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 107 (25.30%) Project Management
2 57 (13.48%) Business Development
3 56 (13.24%) PRINCE2
4 55 (13.00%) Analytics
5 52 (12.29%) Business Intelligence
6 40 (9.46%) Content Management
6 40 (9.46%) Software Engineering
7 38 (8.98%) Data Management
8 37 (8.75%) Six Sigma
9 36 (8.51%) Validation
10 33 (7.80%) Document Management
11 30 (7.09%) ITIL
11 30 (7.09%) Change Management
12 29 (6.86%) Software Testing
12 29 (6.86%) Test Scripting
13 28 (6.62%) V-Model
14 27 (6.38%) Risk Management
14 27 (6.38%) Business Analysis
14 27 (6.38%) Waterfall
15 26 (6.15%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 80 (18.91%) Java
2 79 (18.68%) SQL
3 48 (11.35%) JavaScript
3 48 (11.35%) PL/SQL
4 40 (9.46%) C#
5 23 (5.44%) C++
6 14 (3.31%) Python
7 11 (2.60%) PHP
7 11 (2.60%) Shell Script
8 9 (2.13%) C
9 8 (1.89%) VB6
9 8 (1.89%) VB
10 7 (1.65%) T-SQL
10 7 (1.65%) Perl
11 3 (0.71%) ABAP
12 2 (0.47%) Ruby
12 2 (0.47%) R
13 1 (0.24%) VC++
13 1 (0.24%) VBA
13 1 (0.24%) SAS Macro
Qualifications
1 161 (38.06%) Degree
2 47 (11.11%) ISEB
3 39 (9.22%) PhD
4 36 (8.51%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 17 (4.02%) PMI Certification
6 14 (3.31%) CIPD
7 11 (2.60%) CBAP
8 10 (2.36%) Postgraduate
9 3 (0.71%) PMP
9 3 (0.71%) MBA
10 2 (0.47%) Security Cleared
10 2 (0.47%) CISA
10 2 (0.47%) ITIL Certification
11 1 (0.24%) CISSP
11 1 (0.24%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 1 (0.24%) CISM
11 1 (0.24%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (4.96%) GCP
1 21 (4.96%) QA
2 9 (2.13%) Data Quality
2 9 (2.13%) CDISC
3 8 (1.89%) ISO 9001
4 7 (1.65%) GxP
5 6 (1.42%) GAMP
6 4 (0.95%) Dublin Core
6 4 (0.95%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 4 (0.95%) GMP
6 4 (0.95%) GLP
7 3 (0.71%) SLA
7 3 (0.71%) 21 CFR Part 11
8 2 (0.47%) WAI
9 1 (0.24%) COBIT
9 1 (0.24%) HL7
9 1 (0.24%) DICOM
System Software
1 4 (0.95%) HDFS
2 2 (0.47%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (0.47%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.24%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.24%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 7 (1.65%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (0.71%) Puppet
3 2 (0.47%) Ganglia
3 2 (0.47%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.24%) Ansible
Vendors
1 112 (26.48%) Oracle
2 58 (13.71%) Microsoft
3 39 (9.22%) SAP
4 21 (4.96%) Cognizant
5 13 (3.07%) Business Objects
6 12 (2.84%) IBM
7 8 (1.89%) Siebel
7 8 (1.89%) Informatica
7 8 (1.89%) HP
8 7 (1.65%) Adobe
8 7 (1.65%) Google
9 6 (1.42%) Cognos
10 4 (0.95%) Trillium
10 4 (0.95%) MicroStrategy
10 4 (0.95%) NetApp
11 3 (0.71%) RedPrairie
11 3 (0.71%) Red Hat
11 3 (0.71%) JDA
12 2 (0.47%) DataFlux
12 2 (0.47%) Netezza
London
NES Global Talent
Salary: £50000 to £60000 per annum - Car + bonus etc
Posted: 8 hours ago
Hampshire
NES Global Talent
Salary: £50000 to £60000 per annum - Car + bonus etc
Posted: 9 hours ago
Newport, Gwent
NES Global Talent
Salary: £50000 to £60000 per annum - Car, Bonus etc
Posted: 9 hours ago
South East London
Client Server
Salary: £40k to £55k + benefits
Posted: 9 hours ago
West Sussex
Pharma Division
Salary: £50000.00 - £60000.00 per annum
Posted: 15 hours ago
London
ID Business Solutions
Posted: 19 hours ago
Staffordshire
Huxley Associates
Salary: £36000 - £40000 per annum + car allowance + pension & healthcare
Posted: 3 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Interaction Recruitment PLC
Salary: Negotiable for the right qualified candidate
Posted: 3 days ago
Surrey
Edissero Ltd
Salary: excellent benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Lincoln, Lincolnshire
NES Global Talent
Salary: Excellent Salary
Posted: 4 days ago
Wokingham, Berkshire
Candidate Source
Salary: £25,000 to £30,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
NES Global Talent
Salary: £60000 to £65000 per annum - Excellent
Posted: 4 days ago
South East London
Client Server
Salary: £30k to £55k + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Oxford
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Surrey
Edissero Ltd
Salary: excellent benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Hampshire
NES Global Talent
Salary: Good salary
Posted: 5 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Edgar Cowen
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + Fantastic Base+Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Surrey
Edissero Ltd
Salary: £Competitive + benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £60000.00 - £100000.00 per annum + Bonus & Corporate Package
Posted: 7 days ago
South East
Cognizant
Posted: 7 days ago