Period
to 13 December 2018

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Life Science in permanent job vacancies advertised in the City of London. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Life Science over the 6 months to 13 December 2018 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Life Sciences
Central London > City of London
6 months to
13 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 320 321 328
Rank change year-on-year +1 +7 +65
Permanent jobs citing Life Science 25 12 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.23% 0.12% 0.071%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.51% 0.25% 0.15%
Number of salaries quoted 23 7 7
City of London median annual salary £80,000 £60,000 £62,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +33.33% -4.00% +15.21%
10th Percentile £52,750 £44,000 £50,250
90th Percentile £95,000 £79,500 £126,250
Central London median annual salary £75,000 £50,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +50.00% -9.09% -10.20%

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 the City of London with a requirement for generic IT skills.

All Generic IT Skills
City of London
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 4,898 4,730 5,171
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 45.92% 45.60% 45.67%
Number of salaries quoted 4,387 4,241 4,709
City of London median annual salary £65,000 £60,000 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.33% +4.35% -
10th Percentile £40,000 £36,250 £33,750
90th Percentile £95,000 £97,500 £91,250
Central London median annual salary £65,000 £60,000 £57,500
% change year-on-year +8.33% +4.35% -

Life Science
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings citing Life Science as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the City of London.

Job vacancy trend for Life Science in the City of London

Life Science
Salary Trend in the City of London

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

Salary trend for Life Science in the City of London

Life Science
Salary Histogram in the City of London

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Life Science in the City of London over the 6 months to 13 December 2018.

Salary histogram for Life Science in the City of London

For the 6 months to 13 December 2018, 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 City of London region with a requirement for Life Science.

1 20 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (72.00%) TDD
3 16 (64.00%) Amazon AWS
4 15 (60.00%) Apache Spark
5 14 (56.00%) Scala
6 13 (52.00%) Java
7 12 (48.00%) Pharmaceutical
8 11 (44.00%) PostgreSQL
8 11 (44.00%) Spring
8 11 (44.00%) Cloud Computing
8 11 (44.00%) Git (software)
8 11 (44.00%) Kafka
8 11 (44.00%) Analytics
8 11 (44.00%) Microservices
8 11 (44.00%) Mentoring
9 9 (36.00%) Elasticsearch
9 9 (36.00%) Big Data
10 8 (32.00%) Python
10 8 (32.00%) SDLC
11 7 (28.00%) Text Mining
11 7 (28.00%) Pair Programming
11 7 (28.00%) Data Analytics
12 6 (24.00%) Machine Learning
12 6 (24.00%) Jenkins
12 6 (24.00%) Test Automation
12 6 (24.00%) JSON
12 6 (24.00%) Spring MVC
12 6 (24.00%) Continuous Integration
12 6 (24.00%) Hibernate
12 6 (24.00%) Data Security

Life Science
Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London 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 15 (60.00%) Apache Spark
2 9 (36.00%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 1 (4.00%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (4.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (4.00%) Oracle Assets
1 1 (4.00%) Oracle EBS R12
1 1 (4.00%) Oracle Financials
1 1 (4.00%) Oracle General Ledger
1 1 (4.00%) Oracle Payables
1 1 (4.00%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 16 (64.00%) Amazon AWS
2 11 (44.00%) Cloud Computing
3 6 (24.00%) Google Cloud Platform
4 5 (20.00%) Amazon EC2
4 5 (20.00%) Amazon S3
4 5 (20.00%) Amazon SQS
5 1 (4.00%) Amazon EMR
5 1 (4.00%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (44.00%) PostgreSQL
2 9 (36.00%) Big Data
3 7 (28.00%) Text Mining
4 5 (20.00%) Amazon RDS
5 4 (16.00%) MySQL
6 3 (12.00%) Amazon Redshift
6 3 (12.00%) Hadoop
7 2 (8.00%) Apache Hive
8 1 (4.00%) Apache Cassandra
8 1 (4.00%) Data Mining
8 1 (4.00%) Electronic Patient Records
8 1 (4.00%) NoSQL
8 1 (4.00%) Spark SQL
8 1 (4.00%) Triplestore
Development Applications
1 11 (44.00%) Git (software)
2 6 (24.00%) Jenkins
General
1 12 (48.00%) Pharmaceutical
2 3 (12.00%) Retail
3 2 (8.00%) Finance
3 2 (8.00%) Telecoms
4 1 (4.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 18 (72.00%) Developer
2 8 (32.00%) Apache Spark Developer
2 8 (32.00%) Lead Developer
2 8 (32.00%) Scala Developer
3 5 (20.00%) Java Developer
3 5 (20.00%) Lead Java Developer
3 5 (20.00%) Python Developer
4 2 (8.00%) Architect
4 2 (8.00%) Data Architect
4 2 (8.00%) Senior Developer
5 1 (4.00%) Account Manager
5 1 (4.00%) Development Manager
5 1 (4.00%) Development Team Leader
5 1 (4.00%) Java Scala Developer
5 1 (4.00%) Java Team Leader
5 1 (4.00%) Junior
5 1 (4.00%) Junior Account Manager
5 1 (4.00%) PostgreSQL Developer
5 1 (4.00%) Senior Java Developer
5 1 (4.00%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (44.00%) Kafka
1 11 (44.00%) Spring
2 6 (24.00%) Hibernate
2 6 (24.00%) JSON
2 6 (24.00%) Spring MVC
2 6 (24.00%) XML
3 5 (20.00%) ActiveMQ
3 5 (20.00%) AngularJS
3 5 (20.00%) Django
3 5 (20.00%) REST
4 4 (16.00%) HTML
4 4 (16.00%) HTML5
4 4 (16.00%) jQuery
4 4 (16.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 3 (12.00%) React
6 1 (4.00%) COM
6 1 (4.00%) D3.js
6 1 (4.00%) Natural Language Processing
6 1 (4.00%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 5 (20.00%) User Experience
2 3 (12.00%) NHS
3 2 (8.00%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (8.00%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (8.00%) Management Information System
4 1 (4.00%) Algorithms
4 1 (4.00%) Fintech
4 1 (4.00%) FMCG
4 1 (4.00%) Social Network
Operating Systems
1 6 (24.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (72.00%) TDD
3 11 (44.00%) Analytics
3 11 (44.00%) Mentoring
3 11 (44.00%) Microservices
4 8 (32.00%) SDLC
5 7 (28.00%) Data Analytics
5 7 (28.00%) Pair Programming
6 6 (24.00%) Continuous Integration
6 6 (24.00%) Data Modelling
6 6 (24.00%) Data Science
6 6 (24.00%) Data Security
6 6 (24.00%) Line Management
6 6 (24.00%) Machine Learning
6 6 (24.00%) MVC
6 6 (24.00%) Technical Leadership
6 6 (24.00%) Test Automation
7 5 (20.00%) BDD
7 5 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
7 5 (20.00%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 14 (56.00%) Scala
2 13 (52.00%) Java
3 8 (32.00%) Python
4 4 (16.00%) SQL
5 2 (8.00%) R
6 1 (4.00%) C++
6 1 (4.00%) JavaScript
6 1 (4.00%) Julia
6 1 (4.00%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (8.00%) Degree
2 1 (4.00%) CISA
2 1 (4.00%) Computer Science Degree
2 1 (4.00%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (20.00%) QA
2 1 (4.00%) Data Quality
System Software
1 1 (4.00%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 3 (12.00%) Kibana
Vendors
1 6 (24.00%) Google
1 6 (24.00%) Oracle
2 3 (12.00%) Greenplum
3 1 (4.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (4.00%) MicroStrategy
3 1 (4.00%) Salesforce.com