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 23 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Life Sciences
Rank 620 724 798
Rank change year-on-year
+104 +74
Permanent jobs citing Life Science 292 149 96
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.26% 0.14% 0.082%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.68% 0.36% 0.21%
Number of salaries quoted 211 88 67
Average salary £45,000 £40,000 £55,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+12.50% -27.27%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £25,000 £30,400
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £85,750 £91,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £30,000 £53,750
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -44.18%

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
42993 41429 45795
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 37.68% 38.91% 38.99%
Number of salaries quoted 33604 33705 38462
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £75,000 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%

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 23 September 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 23 September 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 +113 283 £45,000 +19.79% 40
South East +96 142 £35,000 +40.00% 10
Surrey +58 96 £35,000 +40.00% 3
London +13 87 £57,500 +43.75% 8
Hampshire +11 23 £35,000 - 2
East of England -14 18 £35,000 +4.47% 8
Basingstoke +14 15 £27,500 - 1
Buckinghamshire +8 13 £45,750 +123.17% 3
Cambridgeshire -1 13 £35,000 +7.69% 7
City of London +16 11 £65,000 -16.12% 1
North West -7 11 £47,500 - 5
Cambridge -8 11 £35,000 +16.66% 6
West Midlands -5 10 £56,250 +104.54% 5
Birmingham - 10 £56,250 - 5
East Midlands - 9 £45,000 -
Guildford +17 8 £57,500 -
Oxford +12 7 £47,500 - 1
Oxfordshire +8 7 £47,500 - 1
Milton Keynes -2 7 £41,500 +102.43%
Southampton - 6 £57,500 - 1
Scotland -17 5 £32,500 -20.72%
Essex - 5 £45,000 - 1
Lancashire - 5 £40,000 - 2
Wales +8 4 £57,500 +139.58% 1
South Wales - 4 £57,500 -
Yorkshire - 4 £37,696 - 4
Leicestershire - 4 £45,000 -
Lincolnshire - 4 - -
Leicester - 4 £45,000 -
Lincoln - 4 - -

Life Science
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 September 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.

1 215 (41.51%) Pharmaceutical
2 205 (39.58%) Degree
3 176 (33.98%) Oracle
4 123 (23.75%) SQL
5 120 (23.17%) Project Management
6 114 (22.01%) Chemistry
7 108 (20.85%) Finance
8 105 (20.27%) Biology
9 104 (20.08%) Microsoft
10 88 (16.99%) Analytical Skills
11 85 (16.41%) Java
12 84 (16.22%) Agile Software Development
13 79 (15.25%) Web Services
13 79 (15.25%) MS Excel
14 78 (15.06%) Windows
15 74 (14.29%) Mathematics
16 73 (14.09%) PL/SQL
17 69 (13.32%) PhD
18 67 (12.93%) Marketing
19 65 (12.55%) ISEB
20 64 (12.36%) Analytics
21 63 (12.16%) PRINCE2
21 63 (12.16%) ITIL
21 63 (12.16%) Manufacturing
21 63 (12.16%) Selenium
22 61 (11.78%) Validation
23 60 (11.58%) MySQL
24 58 (11.20%) SAP
25 54 (10.42%) Change Management
25 54 (10.42%) JavaScript

Life Science
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 21 (4.05%) SharePoint
2 15 (2.90%) SAS
3 13 (2.51%) Documentum
4 11 (2.12%) Oracle Workflow
5 9 (1.74%) MS Exchange
6 6 (1.16%) Exchange Server 2013
7 5 (0.97%) LiveLink
7 5 (0.97%) IIS
7 5 (0.97%) Node.js
8 2 (0.39%) Drupal
8 2 (0.39%) Apache
8 2 (0.39%) Tomcat
8 2 (0.39%) Adobe CQ
9 1 (0.19%) TeamSite
9 1 (0.19%) NetWeaver
9 1 (0.19%) Commerce Server
9 1 (0.19%) CMS
9 1 (0.19%) Liferay
9 1 (0.19%) Oracle Service Bus
9 1 (0.19%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 79 (15.25%) MS Excel
2 45 (8.69%) MS PowerPoint
3 29 (5.60%) MS Project
4 25 (4.83%) MS Office
5 8 (1.54%) MS Visio
6 4 (0.77%) SPSS
6 4 (0.77%) Photoshop
6 4 (0.77%) Adobe Illustrator
7 2 (0.39%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 12 (2.32%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 8 (1.54%) Oracle EBS
3 6 (1.16%) SAP MDM
4 5 (0.97%) Dynamics CRM
5 3 (0.58%) Oracle EBS R12
5 3 (0.58%) TrackWise
6 2 (0.39%) Oracle BPM
6 2 (0.39%) Oracle Payables
6 2 (0.39%) Oracle Receivables
6 2 (0.39%) Dynamics AX
6 2 (0.39%) SAP InfiniteInsight
6 2 (0.39%) assyst
6 2 (0.39%) Dynamics NAV
6 2 (0.39%) Oracle Applications
6 2 (0.39%) Oracle Financials
6 2 (0.39%) PeopleSoft Financials
6 2 (0.39%) Tridion
7 1 (0.19%) Lawson
7 1 (0.19%) SAP SD
7 1 (0.19%) SAP R/3
Cloud Services
1 24 (4.63%) SaaS
2 19 (3.67%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (0.39%) Force.com
4 1 (0.19%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 16 (3.09%) TCP/IP
2 11 (2.12%) DNS
3 10 (1.93%) VoIP
4 8 (1.54%) Ethernet
4 8 (1.54%) HTTP
5 7 (1.35%) DHCP
6 6 (1.16%) iSCSI
6 6 (1.16%) NAS
7 4 (0.77%) Internet
7 4 (0.77%) SMTP
7 4 (0.77%) VPN
8 3 (0.58%) Firewall
8 3 (0.58%) Unified Communications
9 2 (0.39%) InfiniBand
10 1 (0.19%) VLAN
10 1 (0.19%) Network Security
10 1 (0.19%) DECT
10 1 (0.19%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 60 (11.58%) MySQL
2 51 (9.85%) SQL Server
3 40 (7.72%) Relational Database
4 39 (7.53%) Big Data
5 18 (3.47%) Data Warehouse
6 17 (3.28%) QlikView
6 17 (3.28%) Oracle Database
7 13 (2.51%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 12 (2.32%) Data Mining
9 10 (1.93%) Oracle Reports
10 9 (1.74%) OLTP
11 8 (1.54%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 8 (1.54%) Hadoop
12 7 (1.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 7 (1.35%) Crystal Reports
13 5 (0.97%) EDMS
13 5 (0.97%) Oracle Database 11g
13 5 (0.97%) MongoDB
14 4 (0.77%) Apache Hive
14 4 (0.77%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 63 (12.16%) Selenium
2 41 (7.92%) QuickTest Pro
3 38 (7.34%) JMeter
4 25 (4.83%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 21 (4.05%) Ant
6 12 (2.32%) Eclipse
7 9 (1.74%) Toad
8 7 (1.35%) JIRA
9 5 (0.97%) Maven
9 5 (0.97%) Jenkins
10 3 (0.58%) Oracle Forms
10 3 (0.58%) Oracle APEX
10 3 (0.58%) Git (software)
10 3 (0.58%) Team Foundation Server
11 2 (0.39%) Fiddler
12 1 (0.19%) MSBuild
12 1 (0.19%) Visual Studio
12 1 (0.19%) Subversion
12 1 (0.19%) LoadRunner
General
1 215 (41.51%) Pharmaceutical
2 108 (20.85%) Finance
3 67 (12.93%) Marketing
4 63 (12.16%) Manufacturing
5 47 (9.07%) Retail
6 43 (8.30%) Banking
7 28 (5.41%) Telecoms
8 13 (2.51%) Legal
9 9 (1.74%) Publishing
10 8 (1.54%) Back Office
11 5 (0.97%) Law
12 4 (0.77%) Local Government
12 4 (0.77%) Japanese Language
13 3 (0.58%) Billing
14 2 (0.39%) Investment Banking
15 1 (0.19%) Retail Banking
15 1 (0.19%) German Language
15 1 (0.19%) Advertising
15 1 (0.19%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 94 (18.15%) Consultant
2 82 (15.83%) Analyst
3 72 (13.90%) Tester
4 58 (11.20%) Developer
5 49 (9.46%) Business Analyst
5 49 (9.46%) Software Tester
6 47 (9.07%) Project Manager
7 42 (8.11%) Senior Tester
8 34 (6.56%) Trainer
9 30 (5.79%) Training Consultant
10 27 (5.21%) Architect
11 25 (4.83%) Technology Consultant
12 22 (4.25%) Graduate
13 21 (4.05%) Solutions Architect
13 21 (4.05%) Senior Software Tester
14 19 (3.67%) Senior Architect
15 18 (3.47%) Programmer
15 18 (3.47%) Senior Solutions Architect
16 16 (3.09%) Service Manager
17 14 (2.70%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 79 (15.25%) Web Services
2 40 (7.72%) J2EE
3 39 (7.53%) .NET
4 36 (6.95%) HTML
5 28 (5.41%) XML
6 23 (4.44%) CSS
7 19 (3.67%) REST
8 17 (3.28%) GWT
9 12 (2.32%) JSON
9 12 (2.32%) ASP.NET
10 10 (1.93%) jQuery
11 9 (1.74%) HTML5
12 8 (1.54%) Ext JS
12 8 (1.54%) WinForms
12 8 (1.54%) Ajax
13 7 (1.35%) Spring
14 5 (0.97%) Middleware
14 5 (0.97%) Hibernate
14 5 (0.97%) WCF
14 5 (0.97%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 114 (22.01%) Chemistry
2 105 (20.27%) Biology
3 88 (16.99%) Analytical Skills
4 74 (14.29%) Mathematics
5 49 (9.46%) Computer Science
6 43 (8.30%) Biotechnology
7 37 (7.14%) Statistics
8 32 (6.18%) Visualisation
9 25 (4.83%) Physics
10 20 (3.86%) Management Information System
11 18 (3.47%) Informatics
12 14 (2.70%) Enterprise Software
13 13 (2.51%) Data Integration
13 13 (2.51%) PMI
13 13 (2.51%) E-Learning
14 11 (2.12%) FMCG
15 10 (1.93%) Mobile App
16 8 (1.54%) User Experience
17 6 (1.16%) Client/Server
18 5 (0.97%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 78 (15.06%) Windows
2 40 (7.72%) Linux
3 26 (5.02%) UNIX
4 25 (4.83%) Mac OS X
4 25 (4.83%) Solaris
5 12 (2.32%) Windows Server 2008
6 10 (1.93%) Windows XP
7 8 (1.54%) Windows Vista
7 8 (1.54%) Android
7 8 (1.54%) Apple iOS
8 7 (1.35%) Windows 8
8 7 (1.35%) Windows 7
9 6 (1.16%) Windows Server 2012
10 4 (0.77%) Windows Phone
11 2 (0.39%) Windows Server 2003
11 2 (0.39%) Windows 2000
12 1 (0.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 120 (23.17%) Project Management
2 84 (16.22%) Agile Software Development
3 64 (12.36%) Analytics
4 63 (12.16%) ITIL
4 63 (12.16%) PRINCE2
5 61 (11.78%) Validation
6 54 (10.42%) Change Management
7 51 (9.85%) Software Engineering
8 49 (9.46%) Business Intelligence
9 48 (9.27%) Business Development
10 46 (8.88%) Manual Testing
11 42 (8.11%) Bioinformatics
12 41 (7.92%) Test Scripting
13 39 (7.53%) Data Management
14 34 (6.56%) Service Delivery
15 33 (6.37%) Software Testing
16 30 (5.79%) V-Model
17 29 (5.60%) Content Management
18 28 (5.41%) Six Sigma
18 28 (5.41%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 123 (23.75%) SQL
2 85 (16.41%) Java
3 73 (14.09%) PL/SQL
4 54 (10.42%) JavaScript
5 50 (9.65%) C#
6 21 (4.05%) C++
7 20 (3.86%) Shell Script
8 16 (3.09%) VB6
8 16 (3.09%) VB
8 16 (3.09%) Python
9 10 (1.93%) C
10 8 (1.54%) Perl
11 7 (1.35%) PHP
12 6 (1.16%) T-SQL
13 4 (0.77%) PowerShell
13 4 (0.77%) Apex Code
14 2 (0.39%) R
14 2 (0.39%) Ruby
15 1 (0.19%) SAS Macro
15 1 (0.19%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 205 (39.58%) Degree
2 69 (13.32%) PhD
3 65 (12.55%) ISEB
4 47 (9.07%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 30 (5.79%) CIPD
6 28 (5.41%) Security Cleared
7 26 (5.02%) SC Cleared
8 17 (3.28%) PMI Certification
9 12 (2.32%) Postgraduate
10 10 (1.93%) CBAP
10 10 (1.93%) PMP
11 6 (1.16%) ITIL Certification
12 5 (0.97%) MBA
13 4 (0.77%) Six Sigma Black Belt
13 4 (0.77%) Microsoft Certification
13 4 (0.77%) Six Sigma Green Belt
14 3 (0.58%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 3 (0.58%) MCSA
14 3 (0.58%) MOS
15 2 (0.39%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (4.25%) ISO 9001
1 22 (4.25%) QA
2 19 (3.67%) GCP
3 18 (3.47%) SLA
4 12 (2.32%) GLP
5 9 (1.74%) Data Quality
5 9 (1.74%) GxP
5 9 (1.74%) GAMP
6 8 (1.54%) CDISC
7 5 (0.97%) GMP
8 4 (0.77%) 21 CFR Part 11
8 4 (0.77%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 2 (0.39%) Dublin Core
10 1 (0.19%) WAI
10 1 (0.19%) COBIT
System Software
1 10 (1.93%) Active Directory
2 4 (0.77%) HDFS
3 2 (0.39%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 15 (2.90%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (0.58%) Puppet
3 2 (0.39%) WSUS
3 2 (0.39%) Ganglia
3 2 (0.39%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.19%) Ansible
4 1 (0.19%) Oracle Identity Management
Vendors
1 176 (33.98%) Oracle
2 104 (20.08%) Microsoft
3 58 (11.20%) SAP
4 25 (4.83%) Cognizant
5 24 (4.63%) Siebel
6 11 (2.12%) IBM
6 11 (2.12%) Informatica
7 9 (1.74%) Google
8 8 (1.54%) Salesforce.com
8 8 (1.54%) HP
9 6 (1.16%) Adobe
9 6 (1.16%) Hyperion
10 5 (0.97%) Trillium
10 5 (0.97%) Business Objects
11 4 (0.77%) PeopleSoft
11 4 (0.77%) Tableau
11 4 (0.77%) NetApp
12 3 (0.58%) Red Hat
12 3 (0.58%) Twitter
12 3 (0.58%) WSO2
London
Henderson Scott
Salary: From £45,000 to £90,000 per annum
Posted: 5 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
NES Global Talent
Salary: £50000 to £55000 per annum - £22.5k bonus
Posted: 6 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
NES Global Talent
Salary: Excellent
Posted: 8 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Edgar Cowen
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Fantastic Base + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Coburg Banks IT
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + OTE £90k to £100k , Car Allowance
Posted: Yesterday
Surrey
Edissero Ltd
Salary: good benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Surrey
Edissero Ltd
Salary: £On application + good benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Surrey
Edissero Ltd
Salary: £On application + good benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
NES Global Talent
Salary: £65000 to £75000 per annum - Car, Pension etc
Posted: 4 days ago
Wales
Kelly NL En
Posted: 4 days ago
Buckinghamshire
Larson Group
Posted: 5 days ago
Cheshire
Salt
Salary: £80000 - £100000 per annum + Car Allowance + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
NES Global Talent
Salary: £30000 to £40000 per annum - Excellent
Posted: 6 days ago
Lancashire
NES Global Talent
Salary: £40000 to £55000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Burnley, Lancashire
NES Global Talent
Salary: £35000 to £45000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Harlow, Essex
NES Global Talent
Salary: £40000 to £50000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
NES Global Talent
Salary: £40000 to £50000 per annum - Excellent
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Michael Bailey Associates - Munich
Salary: Quarterly Bonus
Posted: 7 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Accelrys
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 8 days ago
Cambridgeshire
The Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute
Posted: 15 days ago