Period
to 9 May 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 9 May 2021 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Life Sciences
England > East of England
6 months to
9 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 46 167 191
Rank change year-on-year +121 +24 +77
Permanent jobs citing Life Science 171 51 107
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the East of England 4.55% 1.08% 1.31%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 12.87% 2.87% 3.67%
Number of salaries quoted 28 46 79
10th Percentile £27,000 £37,500 £35,000
25th Percentile £37,688 £41,250 £40,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £47,500 £47,500 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year - -5.00% +11.11%
75th Percentile £55,313 £52,188 £62,500
90th Percentile £67,000 £58,750 £101,250
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -

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 1,329 1,778 2,916
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the East of England 35.37% 37.65% 35.59%
Number of salaries quoted 675 1,230 2,129
10th Percentile £28,600 £27,500 £27,000
25th Percentile £36,250 £35,446 £35,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £52,500 £47,500 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +10.53% -5.00% -
75th Percentile £63,750 £60,000 £62,500
90th Percentile £76,250 £75,000 £73,750
England median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +4.55% - +7.84%

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 9 May 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 9 May 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 +56 145 £52,500 +10.53% 18
Hertfordshire +38 22 £47,500 - 9
Norfolk - 3 - -
Bedfordshire - 1 - -
Life Science
England

For the 6 months to 9 May 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 63 (36.84%) Agile Software Development
2 52 (30.41%) Law
3 49 (28.65%) Degree
4 46 (26.90%) SQL
5 42 (24.56%) Pharmaceutical
6 41 (23.98%) Data Science
7 40 (23.39%) Social Skills
7 40 (23.39%) Analytics
8 34 (19.88%) Python
9 33 (19.30%) Computer Science
10 32 (18.71%) Tableau
11 30 (17.54%) Coaching
11 30 (17.54%) Business Intelligence
12 29 (16.96%) Manufacturing
12 29 (16.96%) Analytical Skills
13 28 (16.37%) Migration
13 28 (16.37%) Marketing
14 27 (15.79%) Product Management
14 27 (15.79%) Visualisation
14 27 (15.79%) Oracle
15 26 (15.20%) Data Modelling
15 26 (15.20%) Problem-Solving
16 25 (14.62%) Product Vision
16 25 (14.62%) Data Warehouse
16 25 (14.62%) Mathematics
16 25 (14.62%) Strategic Planning
17 24 (14.04%) Data Engineering
18 23 (13.45%) Root Cause Analysis
18 23 (13.45%) Finance
19 21 (12.28%) Artificial Intelligence

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 11 (6.43%) SAS
2 7 (4.09%) Apache Spark
3 3 (1.75%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 3 (1.75%) SharePoint
4 2 (1.17%) CMS
5 1 (0.58%) Apache
5 1 (0.58%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (0.58%) Tomcat
Applications
1 7 (4.09%) Microsoft Excel
1 7 (4.09%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (2.92%) Figma
2 5 (2.92%) Sketch
2 5 (2.92%) Zeplin
3 2 (1.17%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (1.17%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 3 (1.75%) Magento
1 3 (1.75%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 19 (11.11%) AWS
2 7 (4.09%) Azure
3 6 (3.51%) Microsoft 365
3 6 (3.51%) Power Platform
4 4 (2.34%) GCP
4 4 (2.34%) Serverless
5 2 (1.17%) Azure Cosmos DB
5 2 (1.17%) Azure Service Bus
6 1 (0.58%) Amazon S3
6 1 (0.58%) AWS CloudFormation
6 1 (0.58%) Azure ExpressRoute
6 1 (0.58%) GitHub
6 1 (0.58%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.75%) Intranet
2 2 (1.17%) VPN
3 1 (0.58%) DHCP
3 1 (0.58%) DNS
3 1 (0.58%) Firewall
3 1 (0.58%) IPsec
3 1 (0.58%) Skype
3 1 (0.58%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (18.71%) Tableau
2 25 (14.62%) Data Warehouse
3 18 (10.53%) Data Lake
3 18 (10.53%) Oracle ODI
4 13 (7.60%) Big Data
5 9 (5.26%) Data Mining
6 6 (3.51%) BusinessObjects
6 6 (3.51%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
6 6 (3.51%) Power BI
7 5 (2.92%) Star Schema
8 2 (1.17%) Azure SQL Database
8 2 (1.17%) Electronic Patient Records
8 2 (1.17%) Hadoop
9 1 (0.58%) MongoDB
9 1 (0.58%) MySQL
9 1 (0.58%) NoSQL
9 1 (0.58%) PostgreSQL
9 1 (0.58%) Spotfire
9 1 (0.58%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 19 (11.11%) Git (software)
2 18 (10.53%) Oracle APEX
3 2 (1.17%) JIRA
4 1 (0.58%) Cucumber
4 1 (0.58%) GitLab
4 1 (0.58%) Jenkins
General
1 52 (30.41%) Law
2 42 (24.56%) Pharmaceutical
3 40 (23.39%) Social Skills
4 29 (16.96%) Analytical Skills
4 29 (16.96%) Manufacturing
5 28 (16.37%) Marketing
6 23 (13.45%) Finance
7 14 (8.19%) Games
8 8 (4.68%) Presentation Skills
9 4 (2.34%) Legal
9 4 (2.34%) Organisational Skills
10 3 (1.75%) Automotive
10 3 (1.75%) Retail
11 2 (1.17%) Brand Awareness
12 1 (0.58%) Banking
12 1 (0.58%) Influencing Skills
12 1 (0.58%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 21 (12.28%) Digital Product Manager
1 21 (12.28%) Product Manager
2 18 (10.53%) Data Engineer
3 15 (8.77%) Developer
4 11 (6.43%) Programmer
5 9 (5.26%) Architect
6 8 (4.68%) Mechanical Engineer
6 8 (4.68%) Software Developer
6 8 (4.68%) Statistical Programmer
7 7 (4.09%) C Developer
7 7 (4.09%) C++ Developer
7 7 (4.09%) C++ Software Developer
7 7 (4.09%) Developer in Test
7 7 (4.09%) Graduate
7 7 (4.09%) Graduate C Developer
7 7 (4.09%) Graduate C++ Developer
7 7 (4.09%) Graduate Developer
7 7 (4.09%) Graduate Software Developer
7 7 (4.09%) IT Manager
7 7 (4.09%) Principal Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (3.51%) CSS
1 6 (3.51%) HTML
2 4 (2.34%) .NET
2 4 (2.34%) Node.js
2 4 (2.34%) React
3 3 (1.75%) AngularJS
4 2 (1.17%) OpenCV
4 2 (1.17%) RESTful
4 2 (1.17%) Sass
5 1 (0.58%) Jest
5 1 (0.58%) JSON
5 1 (0.58%) Kafka
5 1 (0.58%) Micronaut
5 1 (0.58%) RabbitMQ
5 1 (0.58%) Ruby on Rails
5 1 (0.58%) Spring Boot
5 1 (0.58%) Vue.js
5 1 (0.58%) Web Services
5 1 (0.58%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 13 (7.60%) Management Information System
2 12 (7.02%) Biotechnology
2 12 (7.02%) Reference Data
2 12 (7.02%) User Experience
3 8 (4.68%) Social Media
4 5 (2.92%) Pharmacovigilance
5 4 (2.34%) Algorithms
5 4 (2.34%) Analytical Mindset
5 4 (2.34%) Greenfield Project
6 3 (1.75%) LIMS
6 3 (1.75%) Renewable Energy
7 2 (1.17%) Self-Motivation
8 1 (0.58%) Cloud Native
8 1 (0.58%) CMDB
8 1 (0.58%) Data Centre
8 1 (0.58%) Data Structures
8 1 (0.58%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 1 (0.58%) Embedded Systems
8 1 (0.58%) Public Cloud
8 1 (0.58%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 3 (1.75%) Windows
2 2 (1.17%) Linux
2 2 (1.17%) Windows 10
2 2 (1.17%) Windows 7
3 1 (0.58%) Unix
3 1 (0.58%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 63 (36.84%) Agile Software Development
2 41 (23.98%) Data Science
3 40 (23.39%) Analytics
4 33 (19.30%) Computer Science
5 30 (17.54%) Business Intelligence
5 30 (17.54%) Coaching
6 28 (16.37%) Migration
7 27 (15.79%) Product Management
7 27 (15.79%) Visualisation
8 26 (15.20%) Data Modelling
8 26 (15.20%) Problem-Solving
9 25 (14.62%) Mathematics
9 25 (14.62%) Product Vision
9 25 (14.62%) Strategic Planning
10 24 (14.04%) Data Engineering
11 23 (13.45%) Root Cause Analysis
12 21 (12.28%) Artificial Intelligence
12 21 (12.28%) Customer Insight
12 21 (12.28%) Data Migration
13 19 (11.11%) Data Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 46 (26.90%) SQL
2 34 (19.88%) Python
3 10 (5.85%) R
4 9 (5.26%) C
4 9 (5.26%) C++
5 4 (2.34%) Java
6 3 (1.75%) C#
7 2 (1.17%) JavaScript
7 2 (1.17%) MATLAB
7 2 (1.17%) Ruby
7 2 (1.17%) TypeScript
7 2 (1.17%) VBA
8 1 (0.58%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 49 (28.65%) Degree
2 15 (8.77%) PhD
3 12 (7.02%) Master's Degree
4 7 (4.09%) Numerate Degree
5 5 (2.92%) ACCA
5 5 (2.92%) CIMA
5 5 (2.92%) CISM
5 5 (2.92%) CISSP
6 4 (2.34%) CRISC
6 4 (2.34%) PMI Certification
6 4 (2.34%) PMP
6 4 (2.34%) SANS
7 1 (0.58%) Computer Science Degree
7 1 (0.58%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (3.51%) CDISC
1 6 (3.51%) Data Quality
1 6 (3.51%) Good Clinical Practice
2 5 (2.92%) GDPR
3 4 (2.34%) NIST
4 3 (1.75%) QA
4 3 (1.75%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 2 (1.17%) GAMP
6 1 (0.58%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.58%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 3 (1.75%) Docker
2 2 (1.17%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (1.75%) Kubernetes
2 1 (0.58%) CASB
2 1 (0.58%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 27 (15.79%) Oracle
2 10 (5.85%) Facebook
2 10 (5.85%) Instagram
2 10 (5.85%) MuleSoft
3 9 (5.26%) Microsoft
3 9 (5.26%) SAP
4 6 (3.51%) Google
4 6 (3.51%) Informatica
5 3 (1.75%) Adobe
5 3 (1.75%) Sage
6 1 (0.58%) ServiceNow