Period
to 28 October 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 28 October 2021 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Life Sciences
England > East of England
6 months to
28 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 43 108 206
Rank change year-on-year +65 +98 +43
Permanent jobs citing Life Science 281 24 61
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the East of England 5.03% 1.32% 0.89%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 12.21% 3.52% 2.33%
Number of salaries quoted 14 23 42
10th Percentile £50,250 £37,750 £36,750
25th Percentile £55,625 £45,000 £43,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £65,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +23.81% +5.00% +5.26%
75th Percentile £81,250 £57,500 £62,188
90th Percentile £89,250 £60,000 £82,125
England median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £55,000

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 2,301 681 2,622
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the East of England 41.22% 37.42% 38.12%
Number of salaries quoted 926 527 1,847
10th Percentile £26,750 £29,500 £27,281
25th Percentile £34,472 £38,750 £35,428
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
75th Percentile £63,750 £67,500 £61,250
90th Percentile £76,250 £91,250 £75,000
England median annual salary £60,000 £59,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year +0.84% +8.18% +3.77%

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 28 October 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 28 October 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 +42 205 £67,500 +22.73% 15
Hertfordshire -15 63 £60,000 +45.45% 6
Essex - 5 - -
Bedfordshire - 4 - -
Norfolk - 3 - -
Suffolk - 1 - -
Life Science
England

For the 6 months to 28 October 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.

1 141 (50.18%) Pharmaceutical
2 139 (49.47%) Agile Software Development
3 110 (39.15%) Degree
4 102 (36.30%) Data Science
5 100 (35.59%) Social Skills
6 95 (33.81%) Computer Science
7 93 (33.10%) Analytical Skills
8 89 (31.67%) Analytics
9 88 (31.32%) SQL
10 85 (30.25%) Python
11 78 (27.76%) Inclusion and Diversity
12 71 (25.27%) Law
13 69 (24.56%) Visualisation
14 68 (24.20%) Mathematics
15 58 (20.64%) PhD
16 55 (19.57%) Data Management
17 52 (18.51%) Tableau
18 50 (17.79%) Data Quality
19 49 (17.44%) Data Governance
20 48 (17.08%) Management Information System
20 48 (17.08%) Migration
21 47 (16.73%) Scrum
21 47 (16.73%) Oracle
22 46 (16.37%) Artificial Intelligence
23 45 (16.01%) Business Intelligence
24 44 (15.66%) Data Warehouse
24 44 (15.66%) Facebook
24 44 (15.66%) AWS
24 44 (15.66%) Social Media
25 42 (14.95%) Marketing

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 26 (9.25%) Apache Spark
2 14 (4.98%) SAS
3 9 (3.20%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 6 (2.14%) Jupyter
5 2 (0.71%) CMS
5 2 (0.71%) Drupal
5 2 (0.71%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (0.36%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 12 (4.27%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (1.07%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (0.71%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.36%) Acrobat
4 1 (0.36%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 9 (3.20%) Magento
2 5 (1.78%) Oracle ERP
3 3 (1.07%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 44 (15.66%) AWS
2 28 (9.96%) Serverless
3 21 (7.47%) GCP
4 19 (6.76%) SaaS
5 14 (4.98%) Azure
6 8 (2.85%) Veeva
7 7 (2.49%) Power Platform
8 3 (1.07%) Cloud Computing
8 3 (1.07%) Microsoft 365
8 3 (1.07%) Snowflake
9 2 (0.71%) Collibra
9 2 (0.71%) Google Analytics
9 2 (0.71%) Google Data Studio
10 1 (0.36%) Amazon S3
10 1 (0.36%) Amazon SageMaker
10 1 (0.36%) AWS CloudFormation
10 1 (0.36%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 6 (2.14%) Intranet
2 3 (1.07%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 52 (18.51%) Tableau
2 44 (15.66%) Data Warehouse
3 22 (7.83%) Oracle ODI
4 21 (7.47%) Data Lake
5 19 (6.76%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
5 19 (6.76%) Hadoop
6 18 (6.41%) Big Data
6 18 (6.41%) Data Mining
7 15 (5.34%) Spotfire
8 13 (4.63%) Metadata
8 13 (4.63%) Oracle Reports
9 7 (2.49%) Power BI
10 6 (2.14%) Electronic Patient Records
11 5 (1.78%) Star Schema
12 4 (1.42%) MySQL
12 4 (1.42%) SQL Server
13 3 (1.07%) ThoughtSpot
14 2 (0.71%) BusinessObjects
14 2 (0.71%) NoSQL
14 2 (0.71%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 22 (7.83%) Git (software)
2 14 (4.98%) JIRA
2 14 (4.98%) Oracle APEX
3 13 (4.63%) Jenkins
4 8 (2.85%) GitLab
5 6 (2.14%) Octopus Deploy
5 6 (2.14%) TestRail
General
1 141 (50.18%) Pharmaceutical
2 100 (35.59%) Social Skills
3 93 (33.10%) Analytical Skills
4 78 (27.76%) Inclusion and Diversity
5 71 (25.27%) Law
6 42 (14.95%) Marketing
7 23 (8.19%) Presentation Skills
8 22 (7.83%) Games
9 21 (7.47%) Manufacturing
10 14 (4.98%) Finance
11 13 (4.63%) Humanities
11 13 (4.63%) Public Speaking
12 12 (4.27%) Retail
13 10 (3.56%) Influencing Skills
14 5 (1.78%) Legal
15 3 (1.07%) Automotive
15 3 (1.07%) Banking
16 2 (0.71%) Advertising
17 1 (0.36%) Organisational Skills
17 1 (0.36%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 48 (17.08%) Analyst
2 22 (7.83%) Data Engineer
3 20 (7.12%) Data Analyst
4 19 (6.76%) Product Manager
5 17 (6.05%) Business Analyst
5 17 (6.05%) Developer
6 16 (5.69%) Architect
7 14 (4.98%) IT Manager
8 10 (3.56%) Data Science Leader
8 10 (3.56%) LIMS Business Analyst
9 9 (3.20%) Data Manager
9 9 (3.20%) Data Science Director
9 9 (3.20%) Digital Architect
9 9 (3.20%) Lead Architect
10 8 (2.85%) Data Scientist
10 8 (2.85%) Software Developer
11 7 (2.49%) IT Technical Manager
11 7 (2.49%) Lead Business Analyst
11 7 (2.49%) Technical Manager
11 7 (2.49%) Technical Product Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (4.63%) .NET
2 12 (4.27%) Kafka
3 11 (3.91%) React
4 6 (2.14%) Dask
4 6 (2.14%) NumPy
4 6 (2.14%) Pandas
4 6 (2.14%) PyQt
4 6 (2.14%) pytest
4 6 (2.14%) RESTful
4 6 (2.14%) Software Packaging
4 6 (2.14%) Sphinx
4 6 (2.14%) Tkinter
4 6 (2.14%) Web Services
5 4 (1.42%) RabbitMQ
6 3 (1.07%) Middleware
6 3 (1.07%) XML
7 2 (0.71%) Bokeh
7 2 (0.71%) CSS
7 2 (0.71%) D3.js
7 2 (0.71%) TensorFlow
Miscellaneous
1 48 (17.08%) Management Information System
2 44 (15.66%) Social Media
3 39 (13.88%) Algorithms
4 27 (9.61%) Reference Data
5 22 (7.83%) User Experience
6 21 (7.47%) Cloud Native
7 20 (7.12%) Biotechnology
8 14 (4.98%) Legacy Systems
9 13 (4.63%) LIMS
10 6 (2.14%) Virtual Team
11 5 (1.78%) CMDB
12 4 (1.42%) Data Structures
12 4 (1.42%) Mobile App
12 4 (1.42%) Public Cloud
12 4 (1.42%) Taxonomies
13 3 (1.07%) Cyberthreat
13 3 (1.07%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
13 3 (1.07%) Renewable Energy
14 2 (0.71%) Pharmacovigilance
15 1 (0.36%) CUDA
Operating Systems
1 9 (3.20%) Linux
1 9 (3.20%) Mac OS
2 7 (2.49%) Unix
3 4 (1.42%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 139 (49.47%) Agile Software Development
2 102 (36.30%) Data Science
3 95 (33.81%) Computer Science
4 89 (31.67%) Analytics
5 69 (24.56%) Visualisation
6 68 (24.20%) Mathematics
7 55 (19.57%) Data Management
8 49 (17.44%) Data Governance
9 48 (17.08%) Migration
10 47 (16.73%) Scrum
11 46 (16.37%) Artificial Intelligence
12 45 (16.01%) Business Intelligence
13 42 (14.95%) Data Migration
14 41 (14.59%) Machine Learning
15 39 (13.88%) Data Visualisation
15 39 (13.88%) DevOps
15 39 (13.88%) Informatics
16 38 (13.52%) Data Engineering
16 38 (13.52%) Software Engineering
17 36 (12.81%) Statistics
Programming Languages
1 88 (31.32%) SQL
2 85 (30.25%) Python
3 13 (4.63%) Java
3 13 (4.63%) VBA
4 12 (4.27%) R
5 6 (2.14%) Bash Shell
6 3 (1.07%) Julia
7 2 (0.71%) C
7 2 (0.71%) C++
7 2 (0.71%) JavaScript
7 2 (0.71%) MATLAB
8 1 (0.36%) C#
8 1 (0.36%) Cypher
8 1 (0.36%) Go
8 1 (0.36%) SPARQL
Qualifications
1 110 (39.15%) Degree
2 58 (20.64%) PhD
3 28 (9.96%) Master's Degree
4 19 (6.76%) Numerate Degree
5 18 (6.41%) Computer Science Degree
6 10 (3.56%) ISEB
7 3 (1.07%) ACCA
7 3 (1.07%) CIMA
7 3 (1.07%) CISM
7 3 (1.07%) CISSP
7 3 (1.07%) MBA
8 1 (0.36%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 50 (17.79%) Data Quality
2 37 (13.17%) GDPR
3 35 (12.46%) GxP
4 17 (6.05%) QA
5 16 (5.69%) CDISC
5 16 (5.69%) HIPAA
6 15 (5.34%) 21 CFR Part 11
7 9 (3.20%) Good Clinical Practice
8 4 (1.42%) SLA
9 3 (1.07%) GAMP
9 3 (1.07%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 2 (0.71%) GMP
11 1 (0.36%) Actionable Recommendations
11 1 (0.36%) GLP
11 1 (0.36%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 20 (7.12%) Docker
Systems Management
1 30 (10.68%) Kubernetes
2 13 (4.63%) Oracle EDQ
3 12 (4.27%) Ansible
4 6 (2.14%) Kubeflow
4 6 (2.14%) Terraform
5 4 (1.42%) Prometheus
6 3 (1.07%) Computer Incident Response Team
Vendors
1 47 (16.73%) Oracle
2 44 (15.66%) Facebook
3 21 (7.47%) SAP
4 17 (6.05%) MuleSoft
5 13 (4.63%) Saba
6 12 (4.27%) Informatica
7 10 (3.56%) Adobe
7 10 (3.56%) Dataiku
7 10 (3.56%) Microsoft
8 8 (2.85%) Salesforce.com
9 6 (2.14%) YouTube
10 5 (1.78%) IBM
11 4 (1.42%) Sage
12 3 (1.07%) Alteryx
12 3 (1.07%) Google
12 3 (1.07%) Workday
13 2 (0.71%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
13 2 (0.71%) Talend
14 1 (0.36%) ServiceNow