Period
to 20 September 2019

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Life Science in permanent job vacancies advertised in Berkshire. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Life Science over the 6 months to 20 September 2019 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Life Sciences
South East > Berkshire
6 months to
20 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 218 237 241
Rank change year-on-year +19 +4 +37
Permanent jobs citing Life Science 20 30 17
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 0.35% 0.46% 0.27%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.96% 1.19% 0.74%
Number of salaries quoted 18 22 14
Berkshire median annual salary £57,500 £57,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +27.78% -21.74%
10th Percentile £42,500 £22,125 £42,500
90th Percentile £77,500 £68,275 £70,000
South East median annual salary £57,500 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +15.00% +11.11% +12.50%

Life Science is in the Generic IT Skills category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Berkshire with a requirement for generic IT skills.

All Generic IT Skills
Berkshire
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 2,094 2,520 2,305
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 36.98% 38.74% 36.74%
Number of salaries quoted 1,595 2,023 1,702
Berkshire median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -
10th Percentile £31,250 £28,818 £29,000
90th Percentile £80,000 £73,750 £72,500
South East median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -

Life Science
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

Job postings citing Life Science as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Berkshire.

Job vacancy trend for Life Science in Berkshire

Life Science
Salary Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Life Science in Berkshire.

Salary trend for Life Science in Berkshire

Life Science
Salary Histogram in Berkshire

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Life Science in Berkshire over the 6 months to 20 September 2019.

Salary histogram for Life Science in Berkshire

Life Science
Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Life Science within the Berkshire region over the 6 months to 20 September 2019. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Slough +19 7 £75,000 +15.38%
Reading -2 7 £55,000 +15.79% 2
Windsor - 2 £57,500 -
Wokingham -18 1 £57,500 - 8
Life Science
South East

For the 6 months to 20 September 2019, IT jobs citing Life Science also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the Berkshire region with a requirement for Life Science.

1 11 (55.00%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (40.00%) Finance
2 8 (40.00%) Self-Motivation
3 7 (35.00%) Degree
3 7 (35.00%) SaaS
3 7 (35.00%) Computer Science
4 6 (30.00%) Quality Management
4 6 (30.00%) Computer Science Degree
5 5 (25.00%) QMS
5 5 (25.00%) Product Management
5 5 (25.00%) Customer Engagement
5 5 (25.00%) Analytics
5 5 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (25.00%) Management Information System
5 5 (25.00%) Programme Management
5 5 (25.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 5 (25.00%) Microsoft Project
5 5 (25.00%) Microsoft Office
5 5 (25.00%) Microsoft Excel
5 5 (25.00%) Salesforce.com
5 5 (25.00%) Project Management
6 4 (20.00%) CRM
6 4 (20.00%) R
6 4 (20.00%) Continuous Improvement
7 3 (15.00%) Mac OS
7 3 (15.00%) Test Automation
7 3 (15.00%) Confluence
7 3 (15.00%) JIRA
7 3 (15.00%) GDPR
7 3 (15.00%) Meraki

Life Science
Co-occurring IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 3 (15.00%) Confluence
Applications
1 5 (25.00%) Microsoft Excel
1 5 (25.00%) Microsoft Office
1 5 (25.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 5 (25.00%) Microsoft Project
Cloud Services
1 7 (35.00%) SaaS
2 3 (15.00%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 3 (15.00%) DHCP
1 3 (15.00%) DNS
Development Applications
1 3 (15.00%) JIRA
2 2 (10.00%) Selenium
3 1 (5.00%) FitNesse
3 1 (5.00%) HP UFT
3 1 (5.00%) Ranorex
3 1 (5.00%) WebDriver
General
1 8 (40.00%) Finance
2 3 (15.00%) Retail
3 2 (10.00%) Manufacturing
4 1 (5.00%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 5 (25.00%) Consultant
1 5 (25.00%) Engagement Manager
2 4 (20.00%) Analyst
2 4 (20.00%) Business Analyst
2 4 (20.00%) Project Manager
3 3 (15.00%) Senior Analyst
3 3 (15.00%) Senior Business Analyst
4 2 (10.00%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 2 (10.00%) 3rd Line Support
4 2 (10.00%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
4 2 (10.00%) Business Consultant
4 2 (10.00%) Support Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Automation Tester
5 1 (5.00%) Business Process Consultant
5 1 (5.00%) QA Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Senior Technical Consultant
5 1 (5.00%) Software QA Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Software Tester
5 1 (5.00%) Technical Consultant
5 1 (5.00%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.00%) Nightwatchjs
1 1 (5.00%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 8 (40.00%) Self-Motivation
2 5 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (25.00%) Management Information System
3 2 (10.00%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (5.00%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 3 (15.00%) Mac OS
1 3 (15.00%) Windows
1 3 (15.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (55.00%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (35.00%) Computer Science
3 6 (30.00%) Quality Management
4 5 (25.00%) Analytics
4 5 (25.00%) Customer Engagement
4 5 (25.00%) Product Management
4 5 (25.00%) Programme Management
4 5 (25.00%) Project Management
4 5 (25.00%) QMS
5 4 (20.00%) Continuous Improvement
5 4 (20.00%) CRM
6 3 (15.00%) B2B
6 3 (15.00%) Coaching
6 3 (15.00%) Creative Thinking
6 3 (15.00%) ITIL
6 3 (15.00%) Performance Improvement
6 3 (15.00%) Proactive Maintenance
6 3 (15.00%) Scrum
6 3 (15.00%) Test Automation
7 2 (10.00%) Process Improvement
Programming Languages
1 4 (20.00%) R
2 2 (10.00%) C#
2 2 (10.00%) Java
3 1 (5.00%) JavaScript
3 1 (5.00%) Python
Qualifications
1 7 (35.00%) Degree
2 6 (30.00%) Computer Science Degree
3 3 (15.00%) CCNA
3 3 (15.00%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (5.00%) PhD
4 1 (5.00%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (15.00%) GDPR
2 2 (10.00%) QA
System Software
1 3 (15.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 5 (25.00%) Salesforce.com
2 3 (15.00%) Apple
2 3 (15.00%) Cisco
2 3 (15.00%) Google
2 3 (15.00%) Meraki
2 3 (15.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (5.00%) Cypress Semiconductor