Period
to 23 January 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 23 January 2018 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Life Sciences
UK > England
6 months to
23 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 669 857 704
Rank change year-on-year +188 -153 +45
Permanent jobs citing Life Science 522 294 636
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.32% 0.18% 0.33%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.76% 0.43% 0.77%
Number of salaries quoted 269 209 324
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% -1.04%
10th Percentile £30,000 £30,100 £31,250
90th Percentile £71,600 £74,000 £81,250
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% -1.04%

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 69,065 68,076 82,541
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 42.25% 41.00% 42.37%
Number of salaries quoted 54,141 56,219 67,278
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £49,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +2.04% +6.52%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £82,500 £81,250 £80,000
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%

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 23 January 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 23 January 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 +71 228 £50,000 -13.04% 49
East of England +63 98 £45,000 -10.00% 29
North of England +71 81 £35,875 -17.53% 17
North West +61 73 £35,875 -21.58% 14
South East +10 58 £53,750 +7.50% 18
South West +37 36 £27,125 -16.54% 2
Midlands +1 14 £35,000 -5.41% 10
West Midlands -17 8 £35,000 +2.94% 1
East Midlands +8 6 - - 9
North East -17 5 £30,000 - 3
Yorkshire +12 3 - -
Life Science
UK

For the 6 months to 23 January 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.

1 174 (33.33%) Degree
2 156 (29.89%) Agile Software Development
3 138 (26.44%) Manufacturing
4 111 (21.26%) SQL
5 107 (20.50%) Analytical Skills
6 101 (19.35%) JavaScript
7 100 (19.16%) Windows
8 96 (18.39%) Pharmaceutical
9 91 (17.43%) Stakeholder Management
10 88 (16.86%) Python
11 86 (16.48%) SAP
12 85 (16.28%) Microsoft
13 84 (16.09%) Java
14 83 (15.90%) Linux
15 81 (15.52%) Retail
15 81 (15.52%) Software Engineering
16 78 (14.94%) Project Management
17 77 (14.75%) Computer Science
18 75 (14.37%) Business Development
19 68 (13.03%) SQL Server
20 65 (12.45%) Mathematics
21 64 (12.26%) Finance
21 64 (12.26%) DevOps
22 59 (11.30%) Analytics
22 59 (11.30%) HTML
22 59 (11.30%) Oracle
23 58 (11.11%) Amazon AWS
24 54 (10.34%) Data Management
25 51 (9.77%) GxP
26 49 (9.39%) Relational Database

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 17 (3.26%) Elasticsearch
2 16 (3.07%) Apache Spark
3 14 (2.68%) SharePoint
4 13 (2.49%) CMS
4 13 (2.49%) OpenStack
5 8 (1.53%) Apache
5 8 (1.53%) IIS
6 4 (0.77%) Confluence
7 3 (0.57%) Apache Solr
7 3 (0.57%) WordPress
8 2 (0.38%) Tomcat
9 1 (0.19%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 1 (0.19%) Anypoint
9 1 (0.19%) Marvel
9 1 (0.19%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 24 (4.60%) Microsoft Office
2 15 (2.87%) Microsoft Excel
3 10 (1.92%) MS Visio
4 9 (1.72%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 6 (1.15%) FrameMaker
6 5 (0.96%) Microsoft Project
7 3 (0.57%) Photoshop
8 2 (0.38%) Doxygen
8 2 (0.38%) SOLIDWORKS
9 1 (0.19%) Adobe After Effects
9 1 (0.19%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 1 (0.19%) InVision
9 1 (0.19%) UXPin
Business Applications
1 26 (4.98%) SAP SD
2 20 (3.83%) SAP QM
3 12 (2.30%) SAP APO
4 9 (1.72%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 8 (1.53%) SAP LE
5 8 (1.53%) SAP S/4HANA
6 6 (1.15%) SAP EWM
7 4 (0.77%) Oracle EBS
8 3 (0.57%) Oracle EBS R12
8 3 (0.57%) Oracle ERP
8 3 (0.57%) Oracle Manufacturing
8 3 (0.57%) SAP BPC
8 3 (0.57%) SAP ERP
8 3 (0.57%) SAP GRC
9 2 (0.38%) Dynamics CRM
10 1 (0.19%) Dynamics AX
10 1 (0.19%) Dynamics GP
10 1 (0.19%) Maximo
10 1 (0.19%) NetSuite
10 1 (0.19%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 58 (11.11%) Amazon AWS
2 24 (4.60%) Microsoft Azure
3 19 (3.64%) GitHub
4 17 (3.26%) Office 365
5 15 (2.87%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 15 (2.87%) AWS CloudFormation
6 14 (2.68%) SaaS
7 8 (1.53%) Google Analytics
8 6 (1.15%) Force.com
9 5 (0.96%) Adobe Creative Cloud
10 4 (0.77%) Salesforce Service Cloud
11 3 (0.57%) Cloud Computing
11 3 (0.57%) Google Cloud Platform
11 3 (0.57%) MailChimp
12 2 (0.38%) Amazon EC2
12 2 (0.38%) PaaS
13 1 (0.19%) Amazon S3
13 1 (0.19%) Dynamics 365
13 1 (0.19%) Veeva
Communications & Networking
1 20 (3.83%) Wireless
2 17 (3.26%) Firewall
3 16 (3.07%) DHCP
3 16 (3.07%) DNS
4 14 (2.68%) WAN
5 10 (1.92%) LAN
6 9 (1.72%) Internet
6 9 (1.72%) IPsec
6 9 (1.72%) MPLS
6 9 (1.72%) OSPF
6 9 (1.72%) TCP/IP
6 9 (1.72%) VoIP
6 9 (1.72%) VPN
7 8 (1.53%) HTTP
7 8 (1.53%) Network Security
7 8 (1.53%) Wi-Fi
8 5 (0.96%) Cisco IOS
8 5 (0.96%) Structured Cabling
9 4 (0.77%) DMVPN
9 4 (0.77%) xDSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 68 (13.03%) SQL Server
2 49 (9.39%) Relational Database
3 48 (9.20%) SAP HANA
4 42 (8.05%) Big Data
5 27 (5.17%) Hadoop
6 21 (4.02%) RDBMS
7 16 (3.07%) Power BI
8 15 (2.87%) Data Mining
9 13 (2.49%) Data Warehouse
10 12 (2.30%) OLTP
11 11 (2.11%) NoSQL
11 11 (2.11%) Text Mining
12 9 (1.72%) MySQL
13 7 (1.34%) Oracle Database
13 7 (1.34%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 5 (0.96%) MongoDB
15 4 (0.77%) Amazon Redshift
15 4 (0.77%) Data Mart
15 4 (0.77%) Electronic Patient Records
15 4 (0.77%) Redis
Development Applications
1 33 (6.32%) Git (software)
1 33 (6.32%) JIRA
2 30 (5.75%) Jenkins
3 20 (3.83%) Bitbucket
4 16 (3.07%) Team Foundation Server
5 15 (2.87%) Grunt
6 11 (2.11%) Maven
6 11 (2.11%) Oracle Forms
6 11 (2.11%) Selenium
7 9 (1.72%) JUnit
8 7 (1.34%) SonarQube
9 6 (1.15%) Hudson
9 6 (1.15%) Travis CI
10 5 (0.96%) Axure RP
10 5 (0.96%) Balsamiq Mockups
10 5 (0.96%) Gradle
10 5 (0.96%) Subversion
11 4 (0.77%) Ant
11 4 (0.77%) Apache Ivy
11 4 (0.77%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 138 (26.44%) Manufacturing
2 96 (18.39%) Pharmaceutical
3 81 (15.52%) Retail
4 64 (12.26%) Finance
5 29 (5.56%) Marketing
6 24 (4.60%) Telecoms
7 20 (3.83%) Automotive
8 13 (2.49%) Billing
8 13 (2.49%) Law
9 9 (1.72%) Electronics
10 8 (1.53%) Advertising
11 5 (0.96%) Banking
12 3 (0.57%) Legal
13 1 (0.19%) Back Office
13 1 (0.19%) Investment Banking
13 1 (0.19%) Local Government
13 1 (0.19%) Polish Language
13 1 (0.19%) Russian Language
13 1 (0.19%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 103 (19.73%) Consultant
2 100 (19.16%) Developer
3 53 (10.15%) SAP Consultant
4 43 (8.24%) Software Engineer
5 34 (6.51%) Java Developer
6 30 (5.75%) Analyst
7 26 (4.98%) Embedded Engineer
7 26 (4.98%) Embedded Software Engineer
8 24 (4.60%) Principal Consultant
8 24 (4.60%) Principal SAP Consultant
8 24 (4.60%) Project Manager
9 23 (4.41%) C++ Software Engineer
10 22 (4.21%) C Software Engineer
10 22 (4.21%) C/C++ Embedded Software Engineer
10 22 (4.21%) Embedded C Engineer
10 22 (4.21%) Embedded C Software Engineer
10 22 (4.21%) Embedded C/C++ Engineer
10 22 (4.21%) Embedded C/C++ Software Engineer
10 22 (4.21%) Embedded C++ Engineer
10 22 (4.21%) Embedded C++ Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 59 (11.30%) HTML
2 39 (7.47%) .NET
3 33 (6.32%) ASP.NET
4 29 (5.56%) CSS
5 26 (4.98%) Web Services
6 24 (4.60%) RESTful
7 19 (3.64%) Hibernate
7 19 (3.64%) HTML5
8 17 (3.26%) jQuery
9 15 (2.87%) ASP.NET MVC
9 15 (2.87%) COM
9 15 (2.87%) XML
10 12 (2.30%) Spring
11 11 (2.11%) REST
11 11 (2.11%) WinForms
12 10 (1.92%) ASP.NET Web Forms
13 8 (1.53%) CSS3
13 8 (1.53%) Dapper ORM
13 8 (1.53%) SAP Fiori
13 8 (1.53%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 107 (20.50%) Analytical Skills
2 77 (14.75%) Computer Science
3 48 (9.20%) Virtual Team
4 37 (7.09%) Management Information System
5 28 (5.36%) User Experience
6 24 (4.60%) Data Centre
7 23 (4.41%) Embedded Systems
8 17 (3.26%) Greenfield Project
9 16 (3.07%) PMI
10 14 (2.68%) Algorithms
11 13 (2.49%) FMCG
12 12 (2.30%) Enterprise Software
13 11 (2.11%) PDA
13 11 (2.11%) Social Media
14 9 (1.72%) Linux Command Line
15 7 (1.34%) NHS
16 6 (1.15%) Fat Client
16 6 (1.15%) Thin Client
17 5 (0.96%) Replication
18 4 (0.77%) Acoustics
Operating Systems
1 100 (19.16%) Windows
2 83 (15.90%) Linux
3 15 (2.87%) Windows Server
4 10 (1.92%) Windows Server 2012
5 9 (1.72%) Android
6 8 (1.53%) Windows Server 2008
7 5 (0.96%) CentOS
7 5 (0.96%) Windows 7
8 4 (0.77%) Windows 8
8 4 (0.77%) Windows Server 2003
9 3 (0.57%) Apple iOS
9 3 (0.57%) Ubuntu
9 3 (0.57%) Unix
9 3 (0.57%) Windows XP
10 2 (0.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 2 (0.38%) Windows Embedded Compact
11 1 (0.19%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 156 (29.89%) Agile Software Development
2 91 (17.43%) Stakeholder Management
3 81 (15.52%) Software Engineering
4 78 (14.94%) Project Management
5 75 (14.37%) Business Development
6 65 (12.45%) Mathematics
7 64 (12.26%) DevOps
8 59 (11.30%) Analytics
9 54 (10.34%) Data Management
10 47 (9.00%) Scrum
11 43 (8.24%) ETL
12 41 (7.85%) Physics
13 38 (7.28%) Continuous Integration
14 36 (6.90%) Data Modelling
15 35 (6.70%) ITIL
15 35 (6.70%) Statistics
15 35 (6.70%) Test Automation
16 34 (6.51%) Machine Learning
16 34 (6.51%) Requirements Management
16 34 (6.51%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 111 (21.26%) SQL
2 101 (19.35%) JavaScript
3 88 (16.86%) Python
4 84 (16.09%) Java
5 44 (8.43%) C++
6 39 (7.47%) C#
7 30 (5.75%) C
8 27 (5.17%) Embedded C
9 22 (4.21%) Embedded C++
10 17 (3.26%) Scala
11 13 (2.49%) VB
12 12 (2.30%) Perl
12 12 (2.30%) PHP
13 11 (2.11%) VB6
14 10 (1.92%) T-SQL
15 9 (1.72%) PL/SQL
16 7 (1.34%) PowerShell
17 6 (1.15%) Bash Shell
18 4 (0.77%) Shell Script
19 3 (0.57%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 174 (33.33%) Degree
2 19 (3.64%) Microsoft Certification
3 17 (3.26%) PMI Certification
4 15 (2.87%) PhD
5 14 (2.68%) Computer Science Degree
6 13 (2.49%) Cisco Certification
7 9 (1.72%) CCNP
8 8 (1.53%) CCNA
8 8 (1.53%) Master's Degree
9 6 (1.15%) MCSA
10 5 (0.96%) MCP
10 5 (0.96%) Security Cleared
11 4 (0.77%) CISM
11 4 (0.77%) CISSP
11 4 (0.77%) MCSD
11 4 (0.77%) Microsoft Certified Architect
12 3 (0.57%) CITP
12 3 (0.57%) SC Cleared
13 2 (0.38%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 1 (0.19%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 51 (9.77%) GxP
2 46 (8.81%) QA
3 11 (2.11%) Data Quality
4 6 (1.15%) ISO 13485
5 5 (0.96%) GMP
5 5 (0.96%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 4 (0.77%) 21 CFR Part 11
6 4 (0.77%) COBIT
6 4 (0.77%) IEC 62304
6 4 (0.77%) PCI DSS
6 4 (0.77%) SLA
7 3 (0.57%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 3 (0.57%) NIST 800
8 2 (0.38%) GAMP
8 2 (0.38%) ISO 9001
8 2 (0.38%) MISRA
8 2 (0.38%) MISRA C
8 2 (0.38%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 1 (0.19%) PMO
9 1 (0.19%) Val IT
System Software
1 23 (4.41%) Active Directory
2 18 (3.45%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (3.07%) Docker
4 14 (2.68%) Hyper-V
5 4 (0.77%) Virtual Machines
5 4 (0.77%) vSphere
6 2 (0.38%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.19%) Firmware
7 1 (0.19%) Oracle RAC
7 1 (0.19%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 16 (3.07%) Opscode Chef
1 16 (3.07%) Puppet
2 15 (2.87%) ZABBIX
3 8 (1.53%) Ambari
4 7 (1.34%) WSUS
5 6 (1.15%) SCOM
5 6 (1.15%) Simian Army
5 6 (1.15%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 3 (0.57%) Kibana
6 3 (0.57%) Terraform
7 2 (0.38%) Ansible
7 2 (0.38%) Mesos
8 1 (0.19%) AirWatch
8 1 (0.19%) Cisco CUCM
8 1 (0.19%) Failover Clustering
8 1 (0.19%) Kubernetes
8 1 (0.19%) Packer
Vendors
1 86 (16.48%) SAP
2 85 (16.28%) Microsoft
3 59 (11.30%) Oracle
4 33 (6.32%) VMware
5 25 (4.79%) Talend
6 21 (4.02%) Informatica
7 20 (3.83%) Cisco
7 20 (3.83%) MicroStrategy
8 17 (3.26%) Tableau
9 16 (3.07%) Ab Initio
9 16 (3.07%) Alteryx
9 16 (3.07%) Google
10 14 (2.68%) Salesforce.com
11 12 (2.30%) Ariba
12 10 (1.92%) Adobe
13 8 (1.53%) Hortonworks
13 8 (1.53%) MuleSoft
14 7 (1.34%) Citrix
15 6 (1.15%) Dell
15 6 (1.15%) NetApp