Period
to 24 July 2021

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Life Science in permanent job vacancies advertised in the East of England. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Life Science over the 6 months to 24 July 2021 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Life Sciences
England > East of England
6 months to
24 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 34 127 175
Rank change year-on-year +93 +48 +97
Permanent jobs citing Life Science 266 51 98
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the East of England 5.60% 1.59% 1.32%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 14.38% 4.01% 3.73%
Number of salaries quoted 25 48 77
10th Percentile " £37,500 £37,200
25th Percentile £27,000 £40,000 £40,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £52,500 £47,500 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +10.53% -5.00% +14.29%
75th Percentile £72,500 £56,563 £53,750
90th Percentile £83,500 £58,750 £72,500
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -9.09%

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 East of England with a requirement for generic IT skills.

All Generic IT Skills
East of England
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 1,850 1,273 2,624
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the East of England 38.95% 39.62% 35.34%
Number of salaries quoted 829 938 1,931
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £27,500
25th Percentile £36,250 £36,250 £36,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £47,500 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +5.26% -5.00% +5.26%
75th Percentile £63,750 £62,500 £62,500
90th Percentile £77,500 £78,750 £75,000
England median annual salary £60,000 £57,361 £55,000
% change year-on-year +4.60% +4.29% +4.76%

Life Science
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

Job postings citing Life Science as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the East of England.

Job vacancy trend for Life Science in the East of England

Life Science
Salary Trend in the East of England

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Life Science in the East of England.

Salary trend for Life Science in the East of England

Life Science
Salary Histogram in the East of England

Salary distribution for jobs citing Life Science in the East of England over the 6 months to 24 July 2021.

Salary histogram for Life Science in the East of England

Life Science
Job Locations in the East of England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Life Science within the East of England region over the 6 months to 24 July 2021. 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
Cambridgeshire +39 214 £60,000 +26.32% 16
Hertfordshire +15 40 £47,500 +18.75% 4
Norfolk - 6 - -
Bedfordshire - 4 - -
Essex +7 2 - - 2
Life Science
England

For the 6 months to 24 July 2021, 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 East of England region with a requirement for Life Science.

1 114 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
2 113 (42.48%) Pharmaceutical
3 92 (34.59%) Degree
4 81 (30.45%) Social Skills
5 70 (26.32%) SQL
6 68 (25.56%) Law
7 67 (25.19%) Inclusion and Diversity
8 66 (24.81%) Python
9 62 (23.31%) Data Science
10 61 (22.93%) Analytics
11 59 (22.18%) Computer Science
12 55 (20.68%) Analytical Skills
13 48 (18.05%) Coaching
14 43 (16.17%) Visualisation
15 42 (15.79%) Mathematics
16 41 (15.41%) Marketing
16 41 (15.41%) Migration
16 41 (15.41%) Tableau
17 40 (15.04%) Data Management
18 38 (14.29%) PhD
18 38 (14.29%) Business Intelligence
18 38 (14.29%) Problem-Solving
19 37 (13.91%) Oracle
20 34 (12.78%) Data Engineering
21 33 (12.41%) DevOps
21 33 (12.41%) Product Management
22 32 (12.03%) Social Media
22 32 (12.03%) AWS
22 32 (12.03%) Facebook
22 32 (12.03%) Instagram

Life Science
Co-occurring IT Skills in the East of England 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 13 (4.89%) SAS
2 11 (4.14%) Apache Spark
3 4 (1.50%) CMS
4 3 (1.13%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 3 (1.13%) SharePoint
5 2 (0.75%) Drupal
5 2 (0.75%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (0.38%) Apache
6 1 (0.38%) Tomcat
Applications
1 9 (3.38%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (2.63%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (1.88%) Figma
3 5 (1.88%) Sketch
3 5 (1.88%) Zeplin
4 3 (1.13%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 2 (0.75%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 6 (2.26%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 3 (1.13%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 32 (12.03%) AWS
2 12 (4.51%) Serverless
3 10 (3.76%) Azure
4 8 (3.01%) Microsoft 365
5 7 (2.63%) Power Platform
6 6 (2.26%) GCP
7 5 (1.88%) SaaS
8 3 (1.13%) Cloud Computing
8 3 (1.13%) Veeva
9 2 (0.75%) Amazon S3
9 2 (0.75%) AWS CloudFormation
9 2 (0.75%) Azure Cosmos DB
9 2 (0.75%) Azure Service Bus
9 2 (0.75%) GitHub
9 2 (0.75%) Google Analytics
9 2 (0.75%) Google Data Studio
10 1 (0.38%) Azure ExpressRoute
10 1 (0.38%) Collibra
Communications & Networking
1 5 (1.88%) Intranet
2 3 (1.13%) TCP/IP
3 2 (0.75%) VPN
4 1 (0.38%) DHCP
4 1 (0.38%) DNS
4 1 (0.38%) Firewall
4 1 (0.38%) IPsec
4 1 (0.38%) Skype
4 1 (0.38%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (15.41%) Tableau
2 31 (11.65%) Data Warehouse
3 25 (9.40%) Data Lake
4 20 (7.52%) Oracle ODI
5 17 (6.39%) Big Data
6 14 (5.26%) Data Mining
7 11 (4.14%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
8 10 (3.76%) Metadata
9 9 (3.38%) Hadoop
10 7 (2.63%) BusinessObjects
10 7 (2.63%) Power BI
11 6 (2.26%) Spotfire
12 5 (1.88%) MySQL
12 5 (1.88%) SQL Server
12 5 (1.88%) Star Schema
13 4 (1.50%) Electronic Patient Records
13 4 (1.50%) Oracle Reports
14 3 (1.13%) NoSQL
15 2 (0.75%) Azure SQL Database
15 2 (0.75%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 20 (7.52%) Git (software)
1 20 (7.52%) Oracle APEX
2 7 (2.63%) JIRA
3 5 (1.88%) Jenkins
4 2 (0.75%) GitLab
General
1 113 (42.48%) Pharmaceutical
2 81 (30.45%) Social Skills
3 68 (25.56%) Law
4 67 (25.19%) Inclusion and Diversity
5 55 (20.68%) Analytical Skills
6 41 (15.41%) Marketing
7 28 (10.53%) Manufacturing
8 26 (9.77%) Finance
9 18 (6.77%) Games
10 11 (4.14%) Presentation Skills
11 6 (2.26%) Automotive
11 6 (2.26%) Retail
12 5 (1.88%) Legal
13 4 (1.50%) Humanities
13 4 (1.50%) Organisational Skills
14 3 (1.13%) Banking
14 3 (1.13%) Influencing Skills
15 2 (0.75%) Advertising
15 2 (0.75%) Brand Awareness
Job Titles
1 24 (9.02%) Product Manager
2 21 (7.89%) Digital Product Manager
3 20 (7.52%) Data Engineer
4 19 (7.14%) Analyst
5 14 (5.26%) Architect
5 14 (5.26%) Developer
6 10 (3.76%) Programmer
7 9 (3.38%) Data Architect
7 9 (3.38%) Data Manager
8 7 (2.63%) Business Analyst
8 7 (2.63%) C Developer
8 7 (2.63%) C++ Developer
8 7 (2.63%) C++ Software Developer
8 7 (2.63%) Graduate
8 7 (2.63%) Graduate C Developer
8 7 (2.63%) Graduate C++ Developer
8 7 (2.63%) Graduate Developer
8 7 (2.63%) Graduate Software Developer
8 7 (2.63%) IT Manager
8 7 (2.63%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (6.02%) .NET
2 7 (2.63%) CSS
3 6 (2.26%) HTML
4 5 (1.88%) Kafka
4 5 (1.88%) RabbitMQ
5 4 (1.50%) React
6 3 (1.13%) Middleware
6 3 (1.13%) XML
7 2 (0.75%) Bokeh
7 2 (0.75%) D3.js
7 2 (0.75%) Node.js
7 2 (0.75%) OpenCV
7 2 (0.75%) RESTful
7 2 (0.75%) Shiny
8 1 (0.38%) AngularJS
8 1 (0.38%) Flask
8 1 (0.38%) Micronaut
8 1 (0.38%) Spring Boot
8 1 (0.38%) SQLAlchemy
8 1 (0.38%) Vue.js
Miscellaneous
1 32 (12.03%) Social Media
2 27 (10.15%) Biotechnology
3 26 (9.77%) Management Information System
3 26 (9.77%) Reference Data
4 21 (7.89%) Legacy Systems
5 20 (7.52%) Algorithms
6 19 (7.14%) User Experience
7 11 (4.14%) Cloud Native
8 6 (2.26%) Pharmacovigilance
8 6 (2.26%) Renewable Energy
9 5 (1.88%) CMDB
9 5 (1.88%) Data Structures
9 5 (1.88%) LIMS
9 5 (1.88%) Virtual Team
10 4 (1.50%) Analytical Mindset
10 4 (1.50%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 4 (1.50%) Mobile App
11 3 (1.13%) Cyberthreat
11 3 (1.13%) Public Cloud
11 3 (1.13%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 6 (2.26%) Windows
2 5 (1.88%) Linux
3 3 (1.13%) Mac OS
4 2 (0.75%) Windows 10
4 2 (0.75%) Windows 7
5 1 (0.38%) Unix
5 1 (0.38%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 114 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
2 62 (23.31%) Data Science
3 61 (22.93%) Analytics
4 59 (22.18%) Computer Science
5 48 (18.05%) Coaching
6 43 (16.17%) Visualisation
7 42 (15.79%) Mathematics
8 41 (15.41%) Migration
9 40 (15.04%) Data Management
10 38 (14.29%) Business Intelligence
10 38 (14.29%) Problem-Solving
11 34 (12.78%) Data Engineering
12 33 (12.41%) DevOps
12 33 (12.41%) Product Management
13 31 (11.65%) Customer Insight
14 30 (11.28%) Data Governance
15 28 (10.53%) Data Migration
15 28 (10.53%) Data Visualisation
15 28 (10.53%) Project Management
16 27 (10.15%) Artificial Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 70 (26.32%) SQL
2 66 (24.81%) Python
3 17 (6.39%) Java
4 15 (5.64%) R
5 14 (5.26%) VBA
6 9 (3.38%) C
6 9 (3.38%) C++
7 3 (1.13%) C#
7 3 (1.13%) JavaScript
7 3 (1.13%) MATLAB
8 2 (0.75%) Julia
8 2 (0.75%) Ruby
9 1 (0.38%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 92 (34.59%) Degree
2 38 (14.29%) PhD
3 20 (7.52%) Master's Degree
4 11 (4.14%) Numerate Degree
5 8 (3.01%) ACCA
5 8 (3.01%) CIMA
5 8 (3.01%) Computer Science Degree
6 7 (2.63%) CISM
6 7 (2.63%) CISSP
7 4 (1.50%) CRISC
7 4 (1.50%) PMI Certification
7 4 (1.50%) PMP
7 4 (1.50%) SANS
8 3 (1.13%) MBA
9 2 (0.75%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (9.77%) Data Quality
2 19 (7.14%) GDPR
3 15 (5.64%) GxP
4 11 (4.14%) CDISC
5 10 (3.76%) HIPAA
6 9 (3.38%) Good Clinical Practice
7 7 (2.63%) QA
8 4 (1.50%) NIST
8 4 (1.50%) SLA
9 3 (1.13%) 21 CFR Part 11
9 3 (1.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 3 (1.13%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 2 (0.75%) GAMP
10 2 (0.75%) GMP
11 1 (0.38%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 12 (4.51%) Docker
2 2 (0.75%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 14 (5.26%) Kubernetes
2 5 (1.88%) Prometheus
3 4 (1.50%) Oracle EDQ
4 3 (1.13%) Ansible
4 3 (1.13%) Computer Incident Response Team
4 3 (1.13%) Kubeflow
4 3 (1.13%) Terraform
5 1 (0.38%) CASB
Vendors
1 37 (13.91%) Oracle
2 32 (12.03%) Facebook
2 32 (12.03%) Instagram
3 17 (6.39%) Informatica
3 17 (6.39%) SAP
4 11 (4.14%) Microsoft
5 8 (3.01%) Google
5 8 (3.01%) MuleSoft
6 6 (2.26%) Sage
7 5 (1.88%) IBM
8 4 (1.50%) Saba
8 4 (1.50%) Salesforce.com
9 3 (1.13%) Adobe
9 3 (1.13%) Dataiku
10 2 (0.75%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
11 1 (0.38%) ServiceNow
11 1 (0.38%) Talend