Period
to 24 February 2020

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Life Science in permanent job vacancies advertised in England. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Life Science over the 6 months to 24 February 2020 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Life Sciences
UK > England
6 months to
24 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 734 632 698
Rank change year-on-year -102 +66 +154
Permanent jobs citing Life Science 242 505 509
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.21% 0.36% 0.31%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.55% 0.92% 0.80%
Number of salaries quoted 151 301 244
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - -
10th Percentile £37,500 £29,000 £31,475
90th Percentile £98,601 £87,500 £76,750
UK median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +10.00% - -

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 England with a requirement for generic IT skills.

All Generic IT Skills
England
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 43,999 55,107 63,423
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 38.81% 39.77% 38.68%
Number of salaries quoted 34,028 42,193 49,993
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -
10th Percentile £30,500 £30,000 £28,250
90th Percentile £95,000 £87,500 £82,500
UK median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +2.04%

Life Science
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for Life Science in England

Life Science
Salary Trend in England

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

Salary trend for Life Science in England

Life Science
Salary Histogram in England

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Life Science in England over the 6 months to 24 February 2020.

Salary histogram for Life Science in England

Life Science
Job Locations in 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 England region over the 6 months to 24 February 2020. 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
London +20 77 £65,000 -10.34% 18
North of England +28 59 £45,000 +12.50% 17
South East -46 48 £57,500 +43.75% 26
North West +25 45 £45,000 -5.26% 7
East of England -7 30 £48,750 -2.50% 36
Midlands +35 27 £45,000 -2.70% 11
West Midlands +21 15 £42,500 -16.67% 7
East Midlands +33 12 £47,500 +35.71% 4
Yorkshire +28 11 £46,875 +33.93% 5
North East +9 3 £42,500 -5.56% 5
South West +16 1 - - 2
Life Science
UK

For the 6 months to 24 February 2020, 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 England region with a requirement for Life Science.

1 79 (32.64%) Agile Software Development
2 67 (27.69%) Manufacturing
3 62 (25.62%) JavaScript
4 56 (23.14%) Degree
5 55 (22.73%) Finance
6 38 (15.70%) DevOps
7 36 (14.88%) Pharmaceutical
7 36 (14.88%) Python
8 34 (14.05%) Java
9 33 (13.64%) React
10 32 (13.22%) AWS
11 31 (12.81%) Windows
12 29 (11.98%) SQL
12 29 (11.98%) BDD
12 29 (11.98%) Big Data
13 28 (11.57%) Software Engineering
14 27 (11.16%) Problem-Solving
15 26 (10.74%) Artificial Intelligence
15 26 (10.74%) Web Services
16 25 (10.33%) CSS
16 25 (10.33%) HTML
16 25 (10.33%) Computer Science
17 24 (9.92%) Analytics
17 24 (9.92%) User Experience
18 23 (9.50%) AngularJS
18 23 (9.50%) Microsoft
19 22 (9.09%) MySQL
19 22 (9.09%) Docker
20 21 (8.68%) Open Source
20 21 (8.68%) Git (software)

Life Science
Co-occurring IT Skills in 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 (4.55%) Cloud Foundry
2 6 (2.48%) Apache Spark
3 5 (2.07%) Oracle Coherence
3 5 (2.07%) SharePoint
4 4 (1.65%) Confluence
4 4 (1.65%) Elasticsearch
5 3 (1.24%) Apache
6 2 (0.83%) Anypoint
6 2 (0.83%) CMS
6 2 (0.83%) Mule
6 2 (0.83%) Mule ESB
6 2 (0.83%) Oracle Workflow
6 2 (0.83%) SAS
7 1 (0.41%) Apache Pig
7 1 (0.41%) Drupal
7 1 (0.41%) OnBase
7 1 (0.41%) OpenStack
7 1 (0.41%) WordPress
Applications
1 9 (3.72%) Microsoft Excel
2 6 (2.48%) Sketch
3 4 (1.65%) Figma
3 4 (1.65%) Microsoft Office
3 4 (1.65%) Microsoft Project
3 4 (1.65%) OmniGraffle
4 1 (0.41%) Camtasia
4 1 (0.41%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.41%) XMetaL
Business Applications
1 12 (4.96%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 5 (2.07%) Dynamics NAV
3 4 (1.65%) Dynamics CRM
4 3 (1.24%) SAP CRM
5 2 (0.83%) SAP ERP
5 2 (0.83%) SAP MDG
5 2 (0.83%) SAP S/4HANA
6 1 (0.41%) Magento
6 1 (0.41%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 32 (13.22%) AWS
2 21 (8.68%) Azure
3 19 (7.85%) Serverless
4 15 (6.20%) SaaS
5 11 (4.55%) OpenShift
5 11 (4.55%) PaaS
5 11 (4.55%) Power Platform
6 7 (2.89%) Office 365
7 5 (2.07%) AWS CloudFormation
7 5 (2.07%) BrowserStack
7 5 (2.07%) Dynamics 365
7 5 (2.07%) GitHub
8 3 (1.24%) Amazon EC2
8 3 (1.24%) Amazon S3
9 2 (0.83%) AWS Lambda
9 2 (0.83%) Azure Data Factory
9 2 (0.83%) GCP
9 2 (0.83%) Google Analytics
9 2 (0.83%) Heroku
9 2 (0.83%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 8 (3.31%) Firewall
2 6 (2.48%) VoIP
3 4 (1.65%) Ethernet
3 4 (1.65%) NAS
3 4 (1.65%) SAN
4 3 (1.24%) DHCP
4 3 (1.24%) DNS
4 3 (1.24%) TCP/IP
4 3 (1.24%) Wireless
5 2 (0.83%) Network Security
5 2 (0.83%) Unified Communications
5 2 (0.83%) VLAN
5 2 (0.83%) VPN
6 1 (0.41%) Modbus
6 1 (0.41%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (11.98%) Big Data
2 22 (9.09%) MySQL
3 19 (7.85%) SQL Server
4 11 (4.55%) Power BI
5 6 (2.48%) Apache Cassandra
6 5 (2.07%) Data Warehouse
6 5 (2.07%) Oracle Reports
7 4 (1.65%) Relational Database
8 3 (1.24%) Amazon RDS
8 3 (1.24%) JanusGraph
8 3 (1.24%) ObjectStore
8 3 (1.24%) SAP HANA
8 3 (1.24%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 3 (1.24%) Text Mining
9 2 (0.83%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
9 2 (0.83%) BusinessObjects
9 2 (0.83%) Data Lake
9 2 (0.83%) IBM InfoSphere
9 2 (0.83%) Neo4j
9 2 (0.83%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 21 (8.68%) Git (software)
2 17 (7.02%) Selenium
3 16 (6.61%) Cucumber
4 11 (4.55%) Cypress.io
5 10 (4.13%) Postman
6 7 (2.89%) Jenkins
6 7 (2.89%) JIRA
6 7 (2.89%) WebDriver
7 5 (2.07%) Maven
8 4 (1.65%) Axure RP
9 3 (1.24%) FitNesse
9 3 (1.24%) SoapUI
10 2 (0.83%) Eclipse
10 2 (0.83%) gulp
10 2 (0.83%) IntelliJ
10 2 (0.83%) JUnit
10 2 (0.83%) Subversion
10 2 (0.83%) Team Foundation Server
10 2 (0.83%) TestNG
10 2 (0.83%) Visual Studio Code
General
1 67 (27.69%) Manufacturing
2 55 (22.73%) Finance
3 36 (14.88%) Pharmaceutical
4 21 (8.68%) Retail
5 19 (7.85%) Marketing
6 14 (5.79%) German Language
7 11 (4.55%) Banking
8 9 (3.72%) Games
9 8 (3.31%) French Language
10 6 (2.48%) Telecoms
11 2 (0.83%) Fire and Rescue
11 2 (0.83%) Legal
11 2 (0.83%) Public Sector
11 2 (0.83%) Publishing
12 1 (0.41%) Law
Job Titles
1 41 (16.94%) Developer
2 35 (14.46%) Analyst
3 19 (7.85%) Architect
4 13 (5.37%) Consultant
4 13 (5.37%) Support Analyst
5 12 (4.96%) Solutions Architect
6 9 (3.72%) Designer
7 8 (3.31%) Business Development Director
7 8 (3.31%) Data Scientist
7 8 (3.31%) Development Director
7 8 (3.31%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
7 8 (3.31%) Software Engineer
7 8 (3.31%) Unix Support
8 7 (2.89%) Business Analyst
8 7 (2.89%) JavaScript Developer
8 7 (2.89%) PHP Developer
8 7 (2.89%) Project Manager
8 7 (2.89%) QA Engineer
8 7 (2.89%) React Developer
8 7 (2.89%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (13.64%) React
2 26 (10.74%) Web Services
3 25 (10.33%) CSS
3 25 (10.33%) HTML
4 23 (9.50%) AngularJS
5 20 (8.26%) Node.js
6 12 (4.96%) REST
6 12 (4.96%) Vue.js
7 11 (4.55%) Gherkin
7 11 (4.55%) SOAP
8 10 (4.13%) RESTful
9 9 (3.72%) XML
10 8 (3.31%) Laravel
10 8 (3.31%) Redux
11 7 (2.89%) .NET
12 6 (2.48%) Ember.js
12 6 (2.48%) jQuery
13 5 (2.07%) Spring
13 5 (2.07%) Symfony
14 4 (1.65%) EDI
Miscellaneous
1 24 (9.92%) User Experience
2 20 (8.26%) Greenfield Project
3 17 (7.02%) Analytical Skills
3 17 (7.02%) Management Information System
4 12 (4.96%) NHS
4 12 (4.96%) Robotics
5 11 (4.55%) Blog
5 11 (4.55%) Cloud Native
5 11 (4.55%) Enterprise Software
5 11 (4.55%) Public Cloud
6 10 (4.13%) Data Centre
7 8 (3.31%) Linux Command Line
8 7 (2.89%) Algorithms
8 7 (2.89%) Client/Server
8 7 (2.89%) Cyberthreat
9 3 (1.24%) Mainframe
9 3 (1.24%) PMI
9 3 (1.24%) Self-Motivation
9 3 (1.24%) Virtual Team
10 2 (0.83%) Cyberattack
Operating Systems
1 31 (12.81%) Windows
2 19 (7.85%) Linux
3 9 (3.72%) Windows Server
4 8 (3.31%) Unix
5 6 (2.48%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (1.24%) Apple iOS
6 3 (1.24%) Mac OS
7 2 (0.83%) Embedded Linux
7 2 (0.83%) Windows 10
7 2 (0.83%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.41%) Debian
8 1 (0.41%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 79 (32.64%) Agile Software Development
2 38 (15.70%) DevOps
3 29 (11.98%) BDD
4 28 (11.57%) Software Engineering
5 27 (11.16%) Problem-Solving
6 26 (10.74%) Artificial Intelligence
7 25 (10.33%) Computer Science
8 24 (9.92%) Analytics
9 21 (8.68%) Open Source
9 21 (8.68%) TDD
10 20 (8.26%) Project Management
10 20 (8.26%) Scrum
11 19 (7.85%) Test Automation
12 17 (7.02%) Microservices
13 16 (6.61%) B2B
13 16 (6.61%) Front End Development
14 15 (6.20%) Business Development
14 15 (6.20%) Business Intelligence
14 15 (6.20%) Matrix Organization
14 15 (6.20%) Presales
Programming Languages
1 62 (25.62%) JavaScript
2 36 (14.88%) Python
3 34 (14.05%) Java
4 29 (11.98%) SQL
5 15 (6.20%) C++
5 15 (6.20%) PHP
6 14 (5.79%) TypeScript
7 12 (4.96%) C
8 9 (3.72%) C#
9 7 (2.89%) ES6
9 7 (2.89%) Ruby
10 6 (2.48%) Scala
11 4 (1.65%) Fortran
12 3 (1.24%) Bash Shell
12 3 (1.24%) Go
12 3 (1.24%) R
13 2 (0.83%) PowerShell
13 2 (0.83%) T-SQL
14 1 (0.41%) Perl
14 1 (0.41%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 56 (23.14%) Degree
2 17 (7.02%) Computer Science Degree
3 10 (4.13%) PhD
4 7 (2.89%) Microsoft Certification
5 4 (1.65%) Cisco Certification
5 4 (1.65%) Master's Degree
5 4 (1.65%) PMI Certification
6 3 (1.24%) CISM
6 3 (1.24%) CISSP
6 3 (1.24%) HNC
6 3 (1.24%) HND
7 2 (0.83%) BPSS Clearance
7 2 (0.83%) CCNA
7 2 (0.83%) CCNP
7 2 (0.83%) MCSE
7 2 (0.83%) Postgraduate
7 2 (0.83%) SANS
7 2 (0.83%) Security Cleared
7 2 (0.83%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 1 (0.41%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (7.02%) QA
2 8 (3.31%) GDPR
3 5 (2.07%) PMO
4 4 (1.65%) HL7
5 3 (1.24%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.41%) GAMP
6 1 (0.41%) Good Clinical Practice
System Software
1 22 (9.09%) Docker
2 11 (4.55%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (3.72%) Active Directory
4 5 (2.07%) Hyper-V
4 5 (2.07%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.41%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 6 (2.48%) Kubernetes
2 3 (1.24%) Jamf Pro
2 3 (1.24%) SCCM
2 3 (1.24%) Zipkin
3 2 (0.83%) CloudHub
3 2 (0.83%) Puppet
3 2 (0.83%) Terraform
4 1 (0.41%) Ansible
4 1 (0.41%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 23 (9.50%) Microsoft
2 17 (7.02%) SAP
3 12 (4.96%) Oracle
4 11 (4.55%) VMware
5 10 (4.13%) Salesforce.com
6 8 (3.31%) Tableau
6 8 (3.31%) Verint
7 7 (2.89%) Cisco
8 4 (1.65%) Adobe
9 3 (1.24%) Apple
9 3 (1.24%) Google
10 2 (0.83%) Atlassian
10 2 (0.83%) Cognizant
10 2 (0.83%) Databricks
10 2 (0.83%) HP
10 2 (0.83%) IBM
10 2 (0.83%) Informatica
10 2 (0.83%) MuleSoft
10 2 (0.83%) Veeam
11 1 (0.41%) Dell