Period
to 14 November 2018

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 14 November 2018 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Life Sciences
UK > England
6 months to
14 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 701 654 841
Rank change year-on-year -47 +187 -146
Permanent jobs citing Life Science 450 598 380
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.30% 0.35% 0.21%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.67% 0.79% 0.50%
Number of salaries quoted 260 320 227
England median annual salary £56,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £27,725 £31,250 £28,750
90th Percentile £90,000 £75,000 £78,000
UK median annual salary £56,750 £50,000 £48,750
% change year-on-year +13.50% +2.56% +2.63%

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 67,575 75,646 76,060
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 44.38% 44.62% 42.46%
Number of salaries quoted 52,916 57,421 63,136
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £28,750 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £87,500 £82,500 £80,000
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%

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 14 November 2018.

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 14 November 2018. 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 -37 160 £65,000 +30.00% 27
South East +63 133 £42,500 -19.05% 40
East of England +18 82 £47,773 +6.16% 24
North of England -31 54 £40,000 +14.29% 28
North West -47 35 £40,000 +12.68% 18
Yorkshire +37 18 £35,500 - 7
Midlands +10 9 £32,261 -7.83% 11
South West -25 9 £42,500 +14.86% 13
East Midlands +9 5 £29,522 -64.22% 2
West Midlands +19 4 £50,000 +42.86% 9
North East -10 1 £35,000 +75.00% 3
Life Science
UK

For the 6 months to 14 November 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 England region with a requirement for Life Science.

1 165 (36.67%) Agile Software Development
2 120 (26.67%) Degree
3 118 (26.22%) Manufacturing
4 111 (24.67%) Pharmaceutical
5 103 (22.89%) Problem-Solving
6 102 (22.67%) SQL
7 101 (22.44%) Java
8 92 (20.44%) Python
8 92 (20.44%) Computer Science
9 79 (17.56%) Finance
10 78 (17.33%) Analytics
11 73 (16.22%) Git (software)
12 70 (15.56%) HTML
13 69 (15.33%) Mathematics
14 66 (14.67%) Data Management
15 62 (13.78%) Scrum
16 61 (13.56%) Amazon AWS
17 59 (13.11%) JavaScript
17 59 (13.11%) CSS
17 59 (13.11%) TDD
18 58 (12.89%) Linux
19 57 (12.67%) Continuous Integration
20 55 (12.22%) Analytical Skills
21 52 (11.56%) Machine Learning
21 52 (11.56%) Business Intelligence
22 50 (11.11%) Web Services
22 50 (11.11%) Project Management
23 49 (10.89%) Microsoft
23 49 (10.89%) Test Automation
23 49 (10.89%) Scala

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 29 (6.44%) Apache Spark
2 24 (5.33%) Apache
3 21 (4.67%) OpenStack
4 17 (3.78%) MS Exchange
5 14 (3.11%) Elasticsearch
6 7 (1.56%) Documentum
7 5 (1.11%) Drupal
7 5 (1.11%) SAS
8 4 (0.89%) CMS
9 3 (0.67%) IIS
9 3 (0.67%) Skype for Business
9 3 (0.67%) WordPress
10 2 (0.44%) JBoss
10 2 (0.44%) SharePoint
10 2 (0.44%) Tomcat
11 1 (0.22%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 1 (0.22%) Confluence
11 1 (0.22%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 1 (0.22%) WebSphere
Applications
1 39 (8.67%) Microsoft Excel
2 28 (6.22%) Microsoft Office
3 19 (4.22%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 9 (2.00%) MS Visio
5 4 (0.89%) InVision
6 3 (0.67%) SOLIDWORKS
7 2 (0.44%) Microsoft Project
7 2 (0.44%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.22%) Gephi
8 1 (0.22%) InDesign
8 1 (0.22%) Photoshop
8 1 (0.22%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 12 (2.67%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 7 (1.56%) SAP GRC
3 5 (1.11%) HFM
3 5 (1.11%) Oracle EBS R12
3 5 (1.11%) SAP BPC
3 5 (1.11%) SAP GTS
3 5 (1.11%) SAP MDG
3 5 (1.11%) SAP S/4HANA
4 4 (0.89%) Hyperion Planning
4 4 (0.89%) Oracle EBS
4 4 (0.89%) PeopleSoft HCM
5 2 (0.44%) Maximo
6 1 (0.22%) Dynamics CRM
6 1 (0.22%) Magento
6 1 (0.22%) NetSuite
6 1 (0.22%) Oracle Financials
6 1 (0.22%) Oracle General Ledger
6 1 (0.22%) Oracle Payables
6 1 (0.22%) TrackWise
6 1 (0.22%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 61 (13.56%) Amazon AWS
2 30 (6.67%) Office 365
3 22 (4.89%) Microsoft Azure
4 18 (4.00%) Cloud Computing
5 16 (3.56%) SaaS
6 14 (3.11%) Google Cloud Platform
7 9 (2.00%) Amazon EC2
8 8 (1.78%) Amazon S3
9 7 (1.56%) PaaS
9 7 (1.56%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
10 5 (1.11%) Amazon SQS
10 5 (1.11%) Google Analytics
11 4 (0.89%) Dynamics 365
12 3 (0.67%) CloudFront
12 3 (0.67%) SuccessFactors
13 1 (0.22%) Amazon EMR
13 1 (0.22%) GitHub
13 1 (0.22%) Heroku
13 1 (0.22%) Veeva
13 1 (0.22%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 17 (3.78%) Software-Defined Networking
2 16 (3.56%) HTTP
3 13 (2.89%) Firewall
4 5 (1.11%) LAN
4 5 (1.11%) VoIP
4 5 (1.11%) WAN
5 4 (0.89%) NAS
5 4 (0.89%) SAN
5 4 (0.89%) VLAN
6 3 (0.67%) Bluetooth
6 3 (0.67%) Ethernet
6 3 (0.67%) Network Security
6 3 (0.67%) OSPF
6 3 (0.67%) RFID
6 3 (0.67%) Skype
6 3 (0.67%) Wireless
7 2 (0.44%) DMZ
7 2 (0.44%) Internet
7 2 (0.44%) RTP
7 2 (0.44%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 47 (10.44%) SQL Server
2 37 (8.22%) Big Data
3 32 (7.11%) MySQL
4 26 (5.78%) Hadoop
5 24 (5.33%) Apache Hive
6 23 (5.11%) MongoDB
7 20 (4.44%) Data Warehouse
7 20 (4.44%) NoSQL
8 18 (4.00%) PostgreSQL
9 17 (3.78%) Apache Cassandra
9 17 (3.78%) Power BI
10 15 (3.33%) HBase
10 15 (3.33%) Impala
11 13 (2.89%) SAP BW
12 12 (2.67%) BusinessObjects
13 11 (2.44%) Relational Database
13 11 (2.44%) Text Mining
14 10 (2.22%) SAP HANA
15 8 (1.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 8 (1.78%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 73 (16.22%) Git (software)
2 33 (7.33%) Jenkins
3 17 (3.78%) JIRA
4 16 (3.56%) JUnit
5 9 (2.00%) Cucumber
6 8 (1.78%) Team Foundation Server
7 7 (1.56%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 6 (1.33%) Maven
8 6 (1.33%) Mercurial
8 6 (1.33%) Selenium
9 4 (0.89%) Axure RP
9 4 (0.89%) Gatling
9 4 (0.89%) Oracle Forms
9 4 (0.89%) Zephyr
10 3 (0.67%) git-flow
10 3 (0.67%) Mocha
10 3 (0.67%) Visual Studio
11 2 (0.44%) Eclipse
11 2 (0.44%) IntelliJ
11 2 (0.44%) Subversion
General
1 118 (26.22%) Manufacturing
2 111 (24.67%) Pharmaceutical
3 79 (17.56%) Finance
4 39 (8.67%) Retail
5 24 (5.33%) Telecoms
6 21 (4.67%) Automotive
7 15 (3.33%) Banking
7 15 (3.33%) Legal
8 12 (2.67%) Law
8 12 (2.67%) Marketing
9 7 (1.56%) Aerospace
10 4 (0.89%) Advertising
10 4 (0.89%) German Language
10 4 (0.89%) Military
11 3 (0.67%) Electronics
11 3 (0.67%) Humanities
12 2 (0.44%) Social Science
13 1 (0.22%) Czech Language
Job Titles
1 109 (24.22%) Developer
2 58 (12.89%) Analyst
3 42 (9.33%) Consultant
4 25 (5.56%) Java Developer
4 25 (5.56%) Python Developer
5 22 (4.89%) Software Engineer
6 19 (4.22%) Applications Engineer
6 19 (4.22%) Senior Consultant
7 18 (4.00%) Support Analyst
8 16 (3.56%) Data Engineer
9 14 (3.11%) Big Data Engineer
9 14 (3.11%) C# Developer
9 14 (3.11%) Data Scientist
9 14 (3.11%) Lead Developer
10 13 (2.89%) Senior Developer
10 13 (2.89%) Software Consultant
11 12 (2.67%) Administrator
11 12 (2.67%) Architect
11 12 (2.67%) Full Stack Developer
11 12 (2.67%) Scala Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 70 (15.56%) HTML
2 59 (13.11%) CSS
3 50 (11.11%) Web Services
4 39 (8.67%) HTML5
5 35 (7.78%) .NET
6 30 (6.67%) jQuery
7 29 (6.44%) CSS3
8 28 (6.22%) Spring
9 25 (5.56%) AngularJS
9 25 (5.56%) ASP.NET
10 23 (5.11%) Django
11 21 (4.67%) REST
12 20 (4.44%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 19 (4.22%) Kafka
13 19 (4.22%) React
14 17 (3.78%) RESTful
15 16 (3.56%) Node.js
16 12 (2.67%) ASP.NET MVC
16 12 (2.67%) JSON
17 11 (2.44%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 92 (20.44%) Computer Science
2 55 (12.22%) Analytical Skills
3 39 (8.67%) Management Information System
4 34 (7.56%) Self-Motivation
5 31 (6.89%) Virtual Team
6 30 (6.67%) Algorithms
7 27 (6.00%) User Experience
8 18 (4.00%) Data Centre
9 16 (3.56%) Data Structures
10 13 (2.89%) Mobile App
10 13 (2.89%) Robotics
11 11 (2.44%) e-Learning
12 9 (2.00%) Public Cloud
12 9 (2.00%) Reference Data
13 8 (1.78%) Greenfield Project
13 8 (1.78%) NHS
14 7 (1.56%) PMI
15 5 (1.11%) Biotechnology
16 4 (0.89%) Enterprise Software
16 4 (0.89%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 58 (12.89%) Linux
2 48 (10.67%) Windows
3 23 (5.11%) Unix
4 13 (2.89%) Windows Server
5 11 (2.44%) Apple iOS
5 11 (2.44%) Windows 10
6 6 (1.33%) CentOS
6 6 (1.33%) Ubuntu
7 5 (1.11%) Debian
8 4 (0.89%) Windows 7
8 4 (0.89%) Windows Server 2012
9 3 (0.67%) Android
9 3 (0.67%) Windows Server 2008
10 2 (0.44%) Embedded Linux
10 2 (0.44%) VxWorks
10 2 (0.44%) Windows Server 2003
11 1 (0.22%) DC/OS
11 1 (0.22%) Windows 8
11 1 (0.22%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 165 (36.67%) Agile Software Development
2 103 (22.89%) Problem-Solving
3 78 (17.33%) Analytics
4 69 (15.33%) Mathematics
5 66 (14.67%) Data Management
6 62 (13.78%) Scrum
7 59 (13.11%) TDD
8 57 (12.67%) Continuous Integration
9 52 (11.56%) Business Intelligence
9 52 (11.56%) Machine Learning
10 50 (11.11%) Project Management
11 49 (10.89%) Test Automation
12 47 (10.44%) Data Science
13 45 (10.00%) Software Engineering
14 39 (8.67%) ETL
14 39 (8.67%) Microservices
15 37 (8.22%) DevOps
16 36 (8.00%) Web Development
17 35 (7.78%) Bioinformatics
17 35 (7.78%) Biology
Programming Languages
1 102 (22.67%) SQL
2 101 (22.44%) Java
3 92 (20.44%) Python
4 59 (13.11%) JavaScript
5 49 (10.89%) Scala
6 43 (9.56%) C#
7 38 (8.44%) C++
8 18 (4.00%) PHP
9 17 (3.78%) C
10 16 (3.56%) R
11 15 (3.33%) Java 8
12 11 (2.44%) VB.NET
13 10 (2.22%) T-SQL
14 8 (1.78%) Go
14 8 (1.78%) Perl
14 8 (1.78%) PowerShell
15 7 (1.56%) Apex Code
15 7 (1.56%) Bash Shell
15 7 (1.56%) SOQL
15 7 (1.56%) SOSL
Qualifications
1 120 (26.67%) Degree
2 26 (5.78%) Master's Degree
3 24 (5.33%) PhD
4 21 (4.67%) PMI Certification
5 19 (4.22%) Computer Science Degree
6 14 (3.11%) PMP
7 10 (2.22%) CISSP
8 8 (1.78%) Cisco Certification
8 8 (1.78%) Numerate Degree
8 8 (1.78%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 7 (1.56%) CCNA
9 7 (1.56%) CISA
9 7 (1.56%) ITIL Certification
9 7 (1.56%) Network+ Certification
9 7 (1.56%) SAP Certification
10 6 (1.33%) CISM
11 4 (0.89%) Microsoft Certification
12 3 (0.67%) GIAC
12 3 (0.67%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 3 (0.67%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (5.78%) QA
2 20 (4.44%) Data Quality
2 20 (4.44%) GDPR
3 9 (2.00%) GAMP
4 6 (1.33%) GxP
4 6 (1.33%) IASME
5 5 (1.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 3 (0.67%) ISO 13485
6 3 (0.67%) ISO 9001
6 3 (0.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 2 (0.44%) MISRA
7 2 (0.44%) MISRA C
8 1 (0.22%) HL7
8 1 (0.22%) JTAG
8 1 (0.22%) PMO
8 1 (0.22%) SLA
System Software
1 21 (4.67%) Active Directory
2 16 (3.56%) Docker
2 16 (3.56%) HDFS
3 13 (2.89%) Lustre
4 11 (2.44%) VMware Infrastructure
5 5 (1.11%) VMware ESXi
6 4 (0.89%) Hyper-V
6 4 (0.89%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (0.22%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 19 (4.22%) Ansible
2 7 (1.56%) Puppet
3 6 (1.33%) Kubernetes
4 4 (0.89%) SCCM
4 4 (0.89%) WSUS
5 3 (0.67%) Opscode Chef
6 2 (0.44%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 1 (0.22%) Apache Brooklyn
7 1 (0.22%) Marathon
7 1 (0.22%) Mesos
7 1 (0.22%) Salt
7 1 (0.22%) Terraform
7 1 (0.22%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 49 (10.89%) Microsoft
2 33 (7.33%) SAP
2 33 (7.33%) Tableau
3 31 (6.89%) Oracle
4 24 (5.33%) Google
5 17 (3.78%) VMware
6 15 (3.33%) Cloudera
6 15 (3.33%) Hortonworks
6 15 (3.33%) MapR
7 14 (3.11%) MicroStrategy
8 11 (2.44%) Salesforce.com
9 10 (2.22%) Red Hat
10 8 (1.78%) Ariba
10 8 (1.78%) EMC
11 7 (1.56%) Cognizant
11 7 (1.56%) IBM
11 7 (1.56%) Pardot
11 7 (1.56%) Talend
11 7 (1.56%) Telerik
12 6 (1.33%) Apple