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 31 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Life Sciences
Rank 583 690 756
Rank change year-on-year
+107 +66
Permanent jobs citing Life Science 328 243 124
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.30% 0.21% 0.11%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.74% 0.53% 0.28%
Number of salaries quoted 171 166 78
Average salary £47,500 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+18.75% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,750 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £60,750
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £35,000 £33,750
% change year-on-year
+28.57% +3.70%

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
44233 46035 43813
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 40.39% 39.35% 40.30%
Number of salaries quoted 35155 36206 35302
Average salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £28,625 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £75,000 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 31 July 2015 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 31 July 2015. 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 +96 310 £47,500 +14.45% 54
South East -1 107 £42,500 +21.42% 16
London +30 77 £55,000 +4.76% 16
West Midlands +32 47 £32,500 +8.33% 3
Oxfordshire +48 44 £42,500 +13.33% 4
Birmingham +32 40 £57,500 -8.00% 2
Oxford +31 39 £42,500 +13.33% 3
North West +28 34 £55,000 -24.13% 2
Cheshire +22 23 £52,500 -27.58% 2
Warrington - 21 £55,000 - 1
Hampshire +13 20 £35,000 -46.15% 1
South West - 20 £62,500 - 1
Berkshire +22 18 £60,000 +140.00%
City of London +20 16 £55,000 -15.38% 3
Bristol - 15 £62,500 -
Buckinghamshire -1 12 £45,000 +8.43% 2
East of England -6 12 £30,000 -38.46% 9
Basingstoke +23 9 £20,000 -27.27% 1
Bracknell - 9 £60,000 -
Reading - 9 - -
Yorkshire - 8 £35,000 - 6
Scotland +13 6 £50,000 +53.84% 2
Leamington Spa -9 6 £32,500 +13.04%
Warwickshire -12 6 £32,500 +13.04%
Surrey -54 6 £46,000 +31.42% 2
West Sussex - 6 £20,250 -
Merseyside - 6 £55,000 -
East Grinstead - 6 £20,250 -
Leeds - 6 £35,000 - 4
West Yorkshire - 6 £35,000 - 4

Life Science
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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.

1 297 (46.05%) Manufacturing
2 208 (32.25%) Degree
3 188 (29.15%) ITIL
4 135 (20.93%) Project Management
5 118 (18.29%) Finance
6 116 (17.98%) SQL
7 109 (16.90%) Service Management
8 106 (16.43%) Business Development
9 105 (16.28%) Pharmaceutical
10 95 (14.73%) Service Delivery
11 88 (13.64%) .NET
11 88 (13.64%) C#
12 80 (12.40%) Data Centre
13 79 (12.25%) PRINCE2
14 77 (11.94%) SQL Server
15 75 (11.63%) Agile Software Development
16 73 (11.32%) Oracle
16 73 (11.32%) Microsoft
17 69 (10.70%) Analytical Skills
18 68 (10.54%) Windows
19 66 (10.23%) ISEB
20 64 (9.92%) Change Management
20 64 (9.92%) ITSM
20 64 (9.92%) Retail
21 60 (9.30%) Law
22 59 (9.15%) ASP.NET
22 59 (9.15%) Transition Management
23 57 (8.84%) SAP
24 55 (8.53%) Incident Management
25 53 (8.22%) Problem Management

Life Science
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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 15 (2.33%) MS Exchange
2 10 (1.55%) Exchange Server 2013
3 8 (1.24%) SAS
4 7 (1.09%) Lync
5 6 (0.93%) Kentico
5 6 (0.93%) CMS
5 6 (0.93%) WordPress
5 6 (0.93%) Sitecore CMS
6 5 (0.78%) JBoss
6 5 (0.78%) SharePoint
6 5 (0.78%) Mule
6 5 (0.78%) Mule ESB
7 4 (0.62%) Apache Spark
7 4 (0.62%) Exchange Server 2010
7 4 (0.62%) Apache
7 4 (0.62%) Oracle Application Server
8 3 (0.47%) Oracle 9iAS
8 3 (0.47%) Node.js
9 2 (0.31%) Oracle Self-Service HR
9 2 (0.31%) Adobe Experience Manager
Applications
1 40 (6.20%) MS Excel
2 31 (4.81%) MS Office
3 9 (1.40%) MS PowerPoint
4 7 (1.09%) MS Visio
5 6 (0.93%) SPSS
5 6 (0.93%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 5 (0.78%) Photoshop
7 3 (0.47%) MS Project
7 3 (0.47%) ProjectWise
8 1 (0.16%) Adobe Illustrator
8 1 (0.16%) InDesign
8 1 (0.16%) Adobe Premiere
Business Applications
1 15 (2.33%) Oracle EBS
2 14 (2.17%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 10 (1.55%) SAP SD
4 7 (1.09%) Oracle EBS R12
5 6 (0.93%) assyst
5 6 (0.93%) Primavera
6 5 (0.78%) SAP CO
6 5 (0.78%) Sentinel
6 5 (0.78%) SAP ERP
7 4 (0.62%) HFM
7 4 (0.62%) SAP FI/CO
7 4 (0.62%) SAP FI
8 3 (0.47%) Oracle ERP
8 3 (0.47%) Dynamics NAV
9 2 (0.31%) Dynamics CRM
9 2 (0.31%) SAP SCM
9 2 (0.31%) SAP Business ByDesign
9 2 (0.31%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
9 2 (0.31%) Oracle Applications
9 2 (0.31%) SAP R/3
Cloud Services
1 49 (7.60%) SaaS
2 7 (1.09%) Cloud Computing
3 3 (0.47%) Office 365
3 3 (0.47%) Veeva
4 2 (0.31%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (0.16%) Force.com
5 1 (0.16%) Adobe Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 22 (3.41%) DNS
2 21 (3.26%) DHCP
3 20 (3.10%) VoIP
4 19 (2.95%) TCP/IP
5 14 (2.17%) Internet
5 14 (2.17%) iSCSI
6 13 (2.02%) Firewall
6 13 (2.02%) Ethernet
7 10 (1.55%) NAS
8 8 (1.24%) Unified Communications
8 8 (1.24%) Network Security
9 7 (1.09%) HTTP
9 7 (1.09%) LAN
10 6 (0.93%) DECT
10 6 (0.93%) WAN
10 6 (0.93%) Intranet
11 4 (0.62%) Wireless
12 3 (0.47%) IPsec
12 3 (0.47%) IP Telephony
12 3 (0.47%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 77 (11.94%) SQL Server
2 39 (6.05%) Relational Database
3 30 (4.65%) MySQL
4 16 (2.48%) Data Warehouse
4 16 (2.48%) SQL Server 2008
4 16 (2.48%) Oracle Database
5 14 (2.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 12 (1.86%) Oracle Reports
7 11 (1.71%) Big Data
8 9 (1.40%) QlikView
8 9 (1.40%) Oracle Database 10g
9 7 (1.09%) NoSQL
10 6 (0.93%) Oracle Database 11g
11 5 (0.78%) MongoDB
11 5 (0.78%) BusinessObjects
11 5 (0.78%) SQL Server 2005
11 5 (0.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 5 (0.78%) Crystal Reports
12 4 (0.62%) Oracle9i Database
12 4 (0.62%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 13 (2.02%) Visual Studio
2 5 (0.78%) Oracle Forms
2 5 (0.78%) Selenium
2 5 (0.78%) Team Foundation Server
3 4 (0.62%) Git (software)
3 4 (0.62%) NUnit
3 4 (0.62%) Subversion
4 3 (0.47%) SoapUI
5 2 (0.31%) Jenkins
5 2 (0.31%) JUnit
5 2 (0.31%) Cucumber
5 2 (0.31%) JIRA
6 1 (0.16%) Oracle APEX
6 1 (0.16%) Rational Rose
6 1 (0.16%) MSI
6 1 (0.16%) InstallShield
6 1 (0.16%) JMeter
6 1 (0.16%) MSTest
General
1 297 (46.05%) Manufacturing
2 118 (18.29%) Finance
3 105 (16.28%) Pharmaceutical
4 64 (9.92%) Retail
5 60 (9.30%) Law
6 36 (5.58%) Marketing
7 34 (5.27%) Legal
8 30 (4.65%) Banking
9 18 (2.79%) Automotive
10 16 (2.48%) Publishing
11 11 (1.71%) Telecoms
12 7 (1.09%) German Language
13 6 (0.93%) French Language
13 6 (0.93%) Financial Institution
13 6 (0.93%) Multimedia
14 5 (0.78%) Back Office
15 3 (0.47%) Advertising
16 1 (0.16%) Billing
16 1 (0.16%) General Ledger
16 1 (0.16%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 93 (14.42%) Developer
2 86 (13.33%) Analyst
3 63 (9.77%) Transition Manager
4 51 (7.91%) Architect
5 50 (7.75%) Consultant
6 45 (6.98%) Service Manager
7 41 (6.36%) Project Manager
8 39 (6.05%) Delivery Manager
9 34 (5.27%) Business Analyst
9 34 (5.27%) Services Delivery Manager
10 23 (3.57%) Software Developer
11 21 (3.26%) .NET Developer
12 18 (2.79%) C# Developer
12 18 (2.79%) Head of Service Delivery
13 17 (2.64%) Software Engineer
14 16 (2.48%) Support Analyst
14 16 (2.48%) Technical Manager
14 16 (2.48%) C# .NET Developer
15 15 (2.33%) SAP Consultant
16 14 (2.17%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 88 (13.64%) .NET
2 59 (9.15%) ASP.NET
3 49 (7.60%) Web Services
4 38 (5.89%) HTML
5 32 (4.96%) CSS
6 26 (4.03%) jQuery
6 26 (4.03%) HTML5
7 21 (3.26%) Middleware
8 15 (2.33%) XML
8 15 (2.33%) RSS
8 15 (2.33%) Oracle Fusion
9 12 (1.86%) RESTful
9 12 (1.86%) CSS3
9 12 (1.86%) JSON
10 8 (1.24%) Java EE
11 7 (1.09%) MDX
11 7 (1.09%) .NET Framework
11 7 (1.09%) SVG
11 7 (1.09%) AngularJS
11 7 (1.09%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 80 (12.40%) Data Centre
2 69 (10.70%) Analytical Skills
3 44 (6.82%) Computer Science
4 30 (4.65%) Enterprise Software
5 24 (3.72%) Management Information System
6 21 (3.26%) Mathematics
6 21 (3.26%) User Experience
7 15 (2.33%) BBC
8 12 (1.86%) Statistics
8 12 (1.86%) Pharmacovigilance
8 12 (1.86%) Biology
9 9 (1.40%) FMCG
9 9 (1.40%) Algorithms
10 8 (1.24%) Mobile App
10 8 (1.24%) Video Conferencing
10 8 (1.24%) Clustering
11 7 (1.09%) Chemistry
11 7 (1.09%) Visualisation
12 6 (0.93%) Ontologies
13 5 (0.78%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 68 (10.54%) Windows
2 36 (5.58%) Linux
3 25 (3.88%) Windows Server 2008
4 22 (3.41%) Windows Server 2012
5 19 (2.95%) UNIX
6 16 (2.48%) Windows 7
7 15 (2.33%) Windows XP
8 14 (2.17%) Windows 8
9 10 (1.55%) Windows Vista
10 4 (0.62%) Windows 2000 Server
10 4 (0.62%) Windows Server 2003
11 2 (0.31%) Debian
11 2 (0.31%) Ubuntu
11 2 (0.31%) Windows Mobile
11 2 (0.31%) Android
11 2 (0.31%) Apple iOS
12 1 (0.16%) Mac OS X
12 1 (0.16%) AIX
12 1 (0.16%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 188 (29.15%) ITIL
2 135 (20.93%) Project Management
3 109 (16.90%) Service Management
4 106 (16.43%) Business Development
5 95 (14.73%) Service Delivery
6 79 (12.25%) PRINCE2
7 75 (11.63%) Agile Software Development
8 64 (9.92%) Change Management
8 64 (9.92%) ITSM
9 59 (9.15%) Transition Management
10 55 (8.53%) Incident Management
11 53 (8.22%) Problem Management
12 48 (7.44%) Analytics
13 38 (5.89%) Business Analysis
14 36 (5.58%) Validation
15 35 (5.43%) ERP
16 34 (5.27%) CRM
16 34 (5.27%) Software Engineering
16 34 (5.27%) SDLC
17 31 (4.81%) Logistics
Programming Languages
1 116 (17.98%) SQL
2 88 (13.64%) C#
3 47 (7.29%) JavaScript
4 46 (7.13%) T-SQL
5 44 (6.82%) Java
6 25 (3.88%) C++
7 16 (2.48%) PL/SQL
8 14 (2.17%) C
8 14 (2.17%) Python
9 13 (2.02%) PowerShell
10 11 (1.71%) R
10 11 (1.71%) PHP
11 7 (1.09%) ABAP
12 6 (0.93%) VB
12 6 (0.93%) SPARQL
12 6 (0.93%) Apex Code
13 5 (0.78%) Perl
14 4 (0.62%) SAPscript
14 4 (0.62%) Ruby
15 3 (0.47%) Prolog
Qualifications
1 208 (32.25%) Degree
2 66 (10.23%) ISEB
3 52 (8.06%) Security Cleared
4 50 (7.75%) SC Cleared
5 14 (2.17%) Microsoft Certification
6 12 (1.86%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 12 (1.86%) ITIL Certification
7 9 (1.40%) MCSA
8 8 (1.24%) MOS
9 7 (1.09%) APMP
9 7 (1.09%) PMI Certification
10 5 (0.78%) Cisco Certification
11 4 (0.62%) MBA
11 4 (0.62%) PMP
11 4 (0.62%) CCNP
12 3 (0.47%) MCSE
12 3 (0.47%) OCP
12 3 (0.47%) Oracle Certification
12 3 (0.47%) MCTS
12 3 (0.47%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (4.19%) SLA
2 11 (1.71%) GCP
2 11 (1.71%) QA
3 8 (1.24%) GAMP
3 8 (1.24%) COBIT
4 6 (0.93%) ISO 9001
5 3 (0.47%) 21 CFR Part 11
6 2 (0.31%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 1 (0.16%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.16%) GxP
7 1 (0.16%) CDISC
7 1 (0.16%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 27 (4.19%) Active Directory
2 15 (2.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (0.78%) vSphere
4 4 (0.62%) Hyper-V
4 4 (0.62%) XenApp
4 4 (0.62%) XenServer
5 3 (0.47%) Firmware
5 3 (0.47%) VMware ESX
6 2 (0.31%) Postfix
7 1 (0.16%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (0.16%) Xen
7 1 (0.16%) HDFS
7 1 (0.16%) NFS
Systems Management
1 4 (0.62%) SCCM
1 4 (0.62%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
2 3 (0.47%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 73 (11.32%) Oracle
1 73 (11.32%) Microsoft
2 57 (8.84%) SAP
3 31 (4.81%) IBM
4 25 (3.88%) Cognizant
5 22 (3.41%) Salesforce.com
6 15 (2.33%) Sony
6 15 (2.33%) VMware
6 15 (2.33%) Dell
6 15 (2.33%) PeopleSoft
7 11 (1.71%) Adobe
7 11 (1.71%) HP
7 11 (1.71%) Citrix
8 10 (1.55%) Symantec
9 9 (1.40%) Siebel
9 9 (1.40%) Cisco
10 6 (0.93%) Remedy
10 6 (0.93%) Sitecore
11 5 (0.78%) Wall Street Systems
11 5 (0.78%) WSO2
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Searchability
Posted: Yesterday
London
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £100000.00 - £125000.00 per annum + bonus and benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Hays Specialist Recruitment
Salary: bonus and benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Central London / West End
Cognizant
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, Warwickshire
NES IT
Salary: Competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Warrington, Cheshire
NES IT
Salary: Competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, Warwickshire
NES IT
Salary: Competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Newport, Gwent
NES IT
Posted: 2 days ago
Edinburgh & Lothians
Send
Salary: From £28,000 to £32,000 per annum Including benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Outsource UK
Salary: Laptop, Pension, Health etc
Posted: 3 days ago
Hertfordshire
ECM Selection
Salary: to £55,000 + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Saffron Walden, Essex
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: up to 50,000, bonus, company equity, medical cover, 10% pension, etc.
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Next Ventures Ltd
Salary: From £65,000 to £70,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Surrey
Experis Ltd
Salary: £19000.00 per annum + 5% bonus, full benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: From £25,000 to £45,000 per annum Healthcare, Pension, Annual Bonus
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: From £60,000 to £75,000 per annum 50% OTE (uncapped), Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
NES IT
Salary: Good salary
Posted: 4 days ago
South West
Lawrence Harvey IT & Change
Salary: £23000.00 - £25000.00 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £35000.00 - £50000.00 per annum + Benefits package
Posted: 5 days ago