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 22 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Life Sciences
Rank 601 714 763
Rank change year-on-year
+113 +49
Permanent jobs citing Life Science 294 196 124
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.28% 0.17% 0.11%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.71% 0.42% 0.29%
Number of salaries quoted 171 120 77
Average salary £47,500 £47,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +18.75%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,193 £27,400 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £72,500 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+12.50% +6.66%

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
41221 46721 42224
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 38.58% 39.79% 38.81%
Number of salaries quoted 32631 37349 34357
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 £28,500 £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 22 May 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 22 May 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 +119 280 £47,500 -5.00% 57
South East +57 108 £42,500 +13.33% 17
Oxfordshire +85 75 £42,500 +13.33% 10
London +15 72 £72,500 +38.09% 8
Oxford +59 55 £47,500 +26.66% 8
West Midlands - 33 £52,500 -
Birmingham - 29 £52,500 -
North West +26 28 £62,500 +4.16% 3
Cheshire +16 19 £41,250 -43.10% 1
City of London +21 17 £72,500 +38.09% 1
Berkshire +11 15 £47,500 -19.14% 3
Warrington - 14 £62,500 -
South West +2 13 £62,500 +45.34% 5
Hampshire +11 12 £35,000 -50.00% 1
East of England +8 11 £43,750 +2.94% 20
Scotland +28 8 £50,000 +42.85% 1
Lancashire - 8 £65,000 -
Basingstoke +26 7 £20,000 -71.42%
Bristol +1 6 £62,500 +45.34% 1
Bicester - 6 £37,500 -
Yorkshire - 6 £52,500 - 2
Bracknell +18 5 £63,750 +41.66%
Surrey +6 5 £45,000 +28.57% 1
Cambridgeshire +1 5 £32,500 -29.72% 12
Slough - 5 - -
Reading -7 4 £42,500 -41.37% 2
Glasgow - 4 £50,000 -
Swindon - 4 - - 1
Essex - 4 £52,500 - 4
Wiltshire - 4 - - 2

Life Science
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 May 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.

1 192 (31.17%) Degree
2 182 (29.55%) Manufacturing
3 158 (25.65%) ITIL
4 127 (20.62%) Project Management
5 122 (19.81%) Pharmaceutical
6 109 (17.69%) Finance
6 109 (17.69%) SQL
7 96 (15.58%) Oracle
8 89 (14.45%) .NET
9 84 (13.64%) C#
9 84 (13.64%) SAP
10 83 (13.47%) Service Management
11 77 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
12 71 (11.53%) Service Delivery
12 71 (11.53%) Business Development
13 70 (11.36%) ASP.NET
13 70 (11.36%) SQL Server
14 69 (11.20%) Analytical Skills
15 68 (11.04%) JavaScript
16 66 (10.71%) PRINCE2
17 63 (10.23%) Microsoft
17 63 (10.23%) Security Cleared
18 62 (10.06%) Web Services
19 61 (9.90%) SC Cleared
20 59 (9.58%) Retail
21 58 (9.42%) Windows
22 51 (8.28%) Java
22 51 (8.28%) Change Management
22 51 (8.28%) Problem Management
23 50 (8.12%) Incident Management

Life Science
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 14 (2.27%) MS Exchange
2 11 (1.79%) JBoss
2 11 (1.79%) SAS
2 11 (1.79%) Mule
2 11 (1.79%) Mule ESB
3 10 (1.62%) Exchange Server 2013
4 7 (1.14%) CMS
4 7 (1.14%) WordPress
5 6 (0.97%) Sitecore CMS
5 6 (0.97%) Kentico
5 6 (0.97%) Lync
6 3 (0.49%) NetWeaver
6 3 (0.49%) Oracle 9iAS
6 3 (0.49%) WebSphere
6 3 (0.49%) Oracle Application Server
6 3 (0.49%) Oracle Service Bus
6 3 (0.49%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 3 (0.49%) Exchange Server 2010
7 2 (0.32%) Node.js
7 2 (0.32%) Adobe Experience Manager
Applications
1 35 (5.68%) MS Office
2 30 (4.87%) MS Excel
3 10 (1.62%) Photoshop
4 7 (1.14%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 6 (0.97%) Adobe Illustrator
5 6 (0.97%) MS Visio
6 5 (0.81%) MS PowerPoint
7 3 (0.49%) MS Project
7 3 (0.49%) ProjectWise
8 2 (0.32%) InDesign
8 2 (0.32%) SPSS
9 1 (0.16%) Adobe Premiere
Business Applications
1 26 (4.22%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 16 (2.60%) SAP SD
3 10 (1.62%) Oracle EBS
4 7 (1.14%) SAP FI
4 7 (1.14%) Oracle Financials
4 7 (1.14%) SAP CO
5 6 (0.97%) assyst
5 6 (0.97%) SAP FI/CO
5 6 (0.97%) SAP CRM
5 6 (0.97%) Sentinel
5 6 (0.97%) Primavera
6 4 (0.65%) SAP R/3
7 3 (0.49%) HFM
7 3 (0.49%) Dynamics NAV
8 2 (0.32%) SAP SCM
8 2 (0.32%) SAP ERP
9 1 (0.16%) Oracle ERP
9 1 (0.16%) Oracle Applications
9 1 (0.16%) SAP MM
9 1 (0.16%) SAP PS
Cloud Services
1 40 (6.49%) SaaS
2 17 (2.76%) Cloud Computing
3 9 (1.46%) Office 365
4 3 (0.49%) Veeva
5 2 (0.32%) Amazon AWS
6 1 (0.16%) Force.com
6 1 (0.16%) Adobe Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 22 (3.57%) DHCP
1 22 (3.57%) DNS
2 20 (3.25%) TCP/IP
3 17 (2.76%) VoIP
4 16 (2.60%) Internet
5 15 (2.44%) iSCSI
6 11 (1.79%) DECT
7 10 (1.62%) NAS
7 10 (1.62%) Ethernet
8 7 (1.14%) Firewall
8 7 (1.14%) HTTP
8 7 (1.14%) Network Security
9 6 (0.97%) Intranet
10 5 (0.81%) VLAN
10 5 (0.81%) Fibre Channel
11 4 (0.65%) WAN
11 4 (0.65%) LAN
12 3 (0.49%) Unified Communications
13 2 (0.32%) SSL
14 1 (0.16%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 70 (11.36%) SQL Server
2 40 (6.49%) Relational Database
3 27 (4.38%) MySQL
4 24 (3.90%) Big Data
5 23 (3.73%) QlikView
5 23 (3.73%) Data Warehouse
6 15 (2.44%) Oracle Reports
6 15 (2.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 14 (2.27%) SQL Server 2008
7 14 (2.27%) Oracle Database
8 9 (1.46%) Oracle Database 11g
9 8 (1.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 8 (1.30%) Oracle Database 10g
10 7 (1.14%) OLTP
11 6 (0.97%) Oracle BI EE
11 6 (0.97%) Crystal Reports
12 5 (0.81%) RDBMS
12 5 (0.81%) SQL Server 2005
13 4 (0.65%) NoSQL
13 4 (0.65%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 11 (1.79%) Eclipse
2 10 (1.62%) Visual Studio
3 5 (0.81%) NUnit
4 4 (0.65%) Jenkins
4 4 (0.65%) Team Foundation Server
4 4 (0.65%) Oracle Forms
5 3 (0.49%) QuickTest Pro
5 3 (0.49%) Git (software)
6 2 (0.32%) SoapUI
6 2 (0.32%) Cucumber
6 2 (0.32%) Maven
6 2 (0.32%) Selenium
6 2 (0.32%) LoadRunner
6 2 (0.32%) JMeter
7 1 (0.16%) MSI
7 1 (0.16%) InstallShield
7 1 (0.16%) Rational Rose
7 1 (0.16%) Oracle APEX
7 1 (0.16%) Fiddler
General
1 182 (29.55%) Manufacturing
2 122 (19.81%) Pharmaceutical
3 109 (17.69%) Finance
4 59 (9.58%) Retail
5 46 (7.47%) Law
6 45 (7.31%) Marketing
7 32 (5.19%) Banking
8 24 (3.90%) Legal
9 23 (3.73%) Telecoms
10 17 (2.76%) Automotive
11 14 (2.27%) Publishing
12 13 (2.11%) German Language
13 11 (1.79%) French Language
14 6 (0.97%) Spanish Language
14 6 (0.97%) Multimedia
15 5 (0.81%) Financial Institution
15 5 (0.81%) Billing
16 3 (0.49%) Advertising
16 3 (0.49%) Back Office
17 1 (0.16%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 99 (16.07%) Developer
2 81 (13.15%) Architect
3 75 (12.18%) Analyst
4 49 (7.95%) Transition Manager
5 48 (7.79%) Consultant
6 39 (6.33%) Project Manager
7 34 (5.52%) Solutions Architect
8 32 (5.19%) Service Manager
9 29 (4.71%) Business Analyst
10 23 (3.73%) Delivery Manager
11 22 (3.57%) Services Delivery Manager
11 22 (3.57%) Software Developer
12 20 (3.25%) SAP Consultant
13 19 (3.08%) Senior Architect
13 19 (3.08%) Applications Architect
14 18 (2.92%) Senior Solutions Architect
15 17 (2.76%) C# Developer
16 15 (2.44%) Enterprise Architect
16 15 (2.44%) C# .NET Developer
17 14 (2.27%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 89 (14.45%) .NET
2 70 (11.36%) ASP.NET
3 62 (10.06%) Web Services
4 48 (7.79%) HTML
5 40 (6.49%) CSS
6 33 (5.36%) HTML5
7 29 (4.71%) jQuery
8 18 (2.92%) Java EE
8 18 (2.92%) RESTful
9 17 (2.76%) CSS3
10 16 (2.60%) Middleware
11 14 (2.27%) AngularJS
12 13 (2.11%) RSS
13 12 (1.95%) WinForms
13 12 (1.95%) XML
14 10 (1.62%) Oracle Fusion
14 10 (1.62%) .NET Framework
15 9 (1.46%) Ajax
16 8 (1.30%) JSON
17 7 (1.14%) GWT
Miscellaneous
1 69 (11.20%) Analytical Skills
2 49 (7.95%) Computer Science
3 41 (6.66%) Mathematics
4 33 (5.36%) Enterprise Software
5 22 (3.57%) Biology
6 20 (3.25%) User Experience
7 13 (2.11%) BBC
8 11 (1.79%) Management Information System
8 11 (1.79%) Statistics
9 9 (1.46%) Mobile App
10 8 (1.30%) Informatics
10 8 (1.30%) Chemistry
11 7 (1.14%) FMCG
12 4 (0.65%) Video Conferencing
12 4 (0.65%) Visualisation
12 4 (0.65%) Economics
12 4 (0.65%) SCADA
12 4 (0.65%) Clustering
12 4 (0.65%) Replication
12 4 (0.65%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 58 (9.42%) Windows
2 26 (4.22%) Linux
3 23 (3.73%) Windows Server 2012
3 23 (3.73%) Windows Server 2008
4 15 (2.44%) UNIX
4 15 (2.44%) Windows 7
5 11 (1.79%) Windows XP
6 10 (1.62%) Windows 8
6 10 (1.62%) Windows Vista
7 8 (1.30%) Windows Server 2003
8 6 (0.97%) Android
8 6 (0.97%) Apple iOS
9 4 (0.65%) Windows Phone
10 2 (0.32%) Windows Mobile
10 2 (0.32%) Ubuntu
10 2 (0.32%) Debian
11 1 (0.16%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 158 (25.65%) ITIL
2 127 (20.62%) Project Management
3 83 (13.47%) Service Management
4 77 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
5 71 (11.53%) Service Delivery
5 71 (11.53%) Business Development
6 66 (10.71%) PRINCE2
7 51 (8.28%) Change Management
7 51 (8.28%) Problem Management
8 50 (8.12%) Incident Management
9 47 (7.63%) ITSM
10 44 (7.14%) Transition Management
10 44 (7.14%) Analytics
11 43 (6.98%) Validation
12 42 (6.82%) Software Engineering
13 39 (6.33%) OO
14 32 (5.19%) CRM
14 32 (5.19%) Business Analysis
15 30 (4.87%) Web Development
15 30 (4.87%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 109 (17.69%) SQL
2 84 (13.64%) C#
3 68 (11.04%) JavaScript
4 51 (8.28%) Java
5 37 (6.01%) T-SQL
6 33 (5.36%) PL/SQL
7 19 (3.08%) C++
8 18 (2.92%) C
9 14 (2.27%) PowerShell
9 14 (2.27%) Python
10 11 (1.79%) PHP
11 8 (1.30%) ABAP
12 7 (1.14%) Perl
13 6 (0.97%) Apex Code
13 6 (0.97%) VB.NET
14 5 (0.81%) SAPscript
15 4 (0.65%) R
15 4 (0.65%) VB
16 3 (0.49%) Prolog
17 2 (0.32%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 192 (31.17%) Degree
2 63 (10.23%) Security Cleared
3 61 (9.90%) SC Cleared
4 48 (7.79%) ISEB
5 19 (3.08%) Microsoft Certification
6 17 (2.76%) ITIL Certification
7 12 (1.95%) MCSE
8 11 (1.79%) PhD
9 8 (1.30%) MCSA
10 6 (0.97%) CCNA
10 6 (0.97%) Cisco Certification
10 6 (0.97%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 6 (0.97%) Postgraduate
11 5 (0.81%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 4 (0.65%) PMI Certification
12 4 (0.65%) MBA
13 3 (0.49%) OCP
13 3 (0.49%) Oracle Certification
13 3 (0.49%) MOS
13 3 (0.49%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 37 (6.01%) SLA
2 10 (1.62%) QA
3 7 (1.14%) GAMP
3 7 (1.14%) GxP
4 6 (0.97%) COBIT
5 5 (0.81%) PCI DSS
6 4 (0.65%) 21 CFR Part 11
7 2 (0.32%) CDISC
8 1 (0.16%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 1 (0.16%) Data Quality
System Software
1 26 (4.22%) Active Directory
2 12 (1.95%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (1.62%) vSphere
4 5 (0.81%) NFS
4 5 (0.81%) Xen
4 5 (0.81%) Hyper-V
5 3 (0.49%) Firmware
5 3 (0.49%) VMware ESX
5 3 (0.49%) XenApp
5 3 (0.49%) XenServer
6 2 (0.32%) Postfix
7 1 (0.16%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (0.16%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 3 (0.49%) Backup Exec
1 3 (0.49%) SCCM
1 3 (0.49%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
2 2 (0.32%) Control-M
3 1 (0.16%) TeamSite
3 1 (0.16%) Cisco UCCX
Vendors
1 96 (15.58%) Oracle
2 84 (13.64%) SAP
3 63 (10.23%) Microsoft
4 35 (5.68%) IBM
5 21 (3.41%) Salesforce.com
5 21 (3.41%) HP
6 17 (2.76%) Cognizant
7 16 (2.60%) Siebel
7 16 (2.60%) Adobe
8 13 (2.11%) Sony
8 13 (2.11%) Red Hat
8 13 (2.11%) Dell
8 13 (2.11%) VMware
9 11 (1.79%) WSO2
9 11 (1.79%) MuleSoft
10 10 (1.62%) PeopleSoft
11 9 (1.46%) Business Objects
11 9 (1.46%) Citrix
11 9 (1.46%) Teradata
12 7 (1.14%) Google
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