Period
to 9 May 2021

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

Life Sciences
UK > England
6 months to
9 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 434 691 632
Rank change year-on-year +257 -59 +138
Permanent jobs citing Life Science 511 231 497
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 0.65% 0.25% 0.37%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.79% 0.72% 1.06%
Number of salaries quoted 145 165 348
10th Percentile £29,250 £37,500 £31,250
25th Percentile £40,853 £42,500 £35,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -
75th Percentile £86,250 £65,000 £65,000
90th Percentile £110,000 £85,000 £87,500
UK median annual salary £52,500 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year - +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 England with a requirement for generic IT skills.

All Generic IT Skills
England
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 28,551 32,081 47,032
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 36.45% 34.76% 34.89%
Number of salaries quoted 19,823 25,390 36,074
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,250 £30,000
25th Percentile £42,500 £41,250 £38,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £57,500 £55,000 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year +4.55% - +7.84%
75th Percentile £77,500 £77,500 £72,500
90th Percentile £96,250 £95,800 £90,000
UK median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year +4.55% +4.76% +5.00%

Life Science
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for Life Science in England

Life Science
Salary Trend in England

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Life Science in England.

Salary trend for Life Science in England

Life Science
Salary Histogram in England

Salary distribution for jobs citing Life Science in England over the 6 months to 9 May 2021.

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 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
East of England +121 171 £47,500 - 27
South East +147 127 £41,957 -20.08% 32
London +119 125 £82,500 +37.50% 58
North of England +18 56 £42,500 -19.05% 24
North West +49 46 £43,750 -16.67% 14
Midlands -7 18 £36,537 -18.81% 19
East Midlands +17 10 - - 8
Yorkshire -2 10 £18,000 -78.34% 8
West Midlands -12 8 £36,537 -16.49% 10
South West -33 3 £100,000 +300.00% 10
Life Science
UK

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 England region with a requirement for Life Science.

1 182 (35.62%) Social Skills
2 154 (30.14%) Degree
3 150 (29.35%) Pharmaceutical
4 131 (25.64%) Agile Software Development
5 119 (23.29%) Analytics
6 98 (19.18%) Computer Science
7 94 (18.40%) SQL
8 87 (17.03%) Data Science
9 81 (15.85%) Problem-Solving
10 76 (14.87%) Finance
11 69 (13.50%) Law
12 66 (12.92%) Manufacturing
13 60 (11.74%) Automotive
13 60 (11.74%) Data Management
13 60 (11.74%) Renewable Energy
14 54 (10.57%) Python
15 53 (10.37%) Management Information System
16 52 (10.18%) SAS
17 51 (9.98%) Analytical Skills
18 48 (9.39%) Project Management
18 48 (9.39%) Mathematics
19 47 (9.20%) Business Intelligence
20 46 (9.00%) Microsoft
20 46 (9.00%) Marketing
20 46 (9.00%) Statistics
21 45 (8.81%) SAP
22 44 (8.61%) Data Modelling
23 42 (8.22%) AWS
24 41 (8.02%) Oracle
25 40 (7.83%) Visualisation

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 52 (10.18%) SAS
2 7 (1.37%) Apache Spark
3 5 (0.98%) CMS
3 5 (0.98%) SharePoint
4 3 (0.59%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 3 (0.59%) Apache
4 3 (0.59%) Documentum
4 3 (0.59%) Drupal
4 3 (0.59%) WordPress
5 2 (0.39%) IIS
5 2 (0.39%) nginx
6 1 (0.20%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (0.20%) NetWeaver
6 1 (0.20%) Tomcat
Applications
1 29 (5.68%) Microsoft Office
2 20 (3.91%) Microsoft Excel
3 12 (2.35%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 9 (1.76%) Microsoft Project
4 9 (1.76%) Sketch
5 6 (1.17%) Figma
5 6 (1.17%) Spreadsheet
6 5 (0.98%) Zeplin
7 3 (0.59%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 3 (0.59%) Adobe Illustrator
7 3 (0.59%) InVision
7 3 (0.59%) MS Visio
8 2 (0.39%) Adobe After Effects
8 2 (0.39%) FrameMaker
9 1 (0.20%) Acrobat
9 1 (0.20%) InDesign
9 1 (0.20%) OmniGraffle
9 1 (0.20%) Photoshop
9 1 (0.20%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 14 (2.74%) SAP S/4HANA
2 10 (1.96%) BambooHR
3 9 (1.76%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 4 (0.78%) HFM
4 4 (0.78%) Hyperion Planning
4 4 (0.78%) Oracle Clinical
4 4 (0.78%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
5 3 (0.59%) Magento
6 2 (0.39%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 2 (0.39%) TrackWise
7 1 (0.20%) Dynamics CRM
7 1 (0.20%) Misys Midas
7 1 (0.20%) SAP BPC
7 1 (0.20%) SAP GRC
7 1 (0.20%) SAP QM
Cloud Services
1 42 (8.22%) AWS
2 29 (5.68%) Azure
3 19 (3.72%) Microsoft 365
4 18 (3.52%) SaaS
5 15 (2.94%) GCP
6 14 (2.74%) Power Platform
7 5 (0.98%) Veeva
8 4 (0.78%) GitHub
8 4 (0.78%) Serverless
9 3 (0.59%) Apigee
9 3 (0.59%) Google Analytics
9 3 (0.59%) OpenShift
10 2 (0.39%) Azure Active Directory
10 2 (0.39%) Azure Cosmos DB
10 2 (0.39%) Azure Service Bus
11 1 (0.20%) Azure ExpressRoute
11 1 (0.20%) Dynamics 365
11 1 (0.20%) iPaaS
11 1 (0.20%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
11 1 (0.20%) Salesforce Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 23 (4.50%) Firewall
2 18 (3.52%) NAS
2 18 (3.52%) SAN
2 18 (3.52%) VoIP
3 13 (2.54%) VPN
4 8 (1.57%) DHCP
4 8 (1.57%) DNS
5 6 (1.17%) TCP/IP
6 4 (0.78%) Ethernet
7 3 (0.59%) Intranet
7 3 (0.59%) VLAN
8 2 (0.39%) Cisco IOS
8 2 (0.39%) DMZ
8 2 (0.39%) LAN
8 2 (0.39%) Skype
8 2 (0.39%) SSL
8 2 (0.39%) WAN
9 1 (0.20%) Internet
9 1 (0.20%) Network Security
9 1 (0.20%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (7.24%) Tableau
2 30 (5.87%) Data Warehouse
3 26 (5.09%) Big Data
3 26 (5.09%) MySQL
4 20 (3.91%) SQL Server
5 18 (3.52%) Data Lake
5 18 (3.52%) Oracle ODI
6 17 (3.33%) Relational Database
7 15 (2.94%) Base SAS
8 14 (2.74%) Power BI
9 11 (2.15%) MongoDB
9 11 (2.15%) NoSQL
10 9 (1.76%) Data Mining
11 8 (1.57%) GIS
11 8 (1.57%) PostgreSQL
12 6 (1.17%) Amazon RDS
12 6 (1.17%) Amazon Redshift
12 6 (1.17%) BusinessObjects
12 6 (1.17%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
13 5 (0.98%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 20 (3.91%) Git (software)
2 18 (3.52%) Oracle APEX
3 10 (1.96%) JIRA
4 4 (0.78%) Jenkins
4 4 (0.78%) ProC
5 3 (0.59%) Grunt
6 2 (0.39%) GitLab
6 2 (0.39%) Oracle Forms
6 2 (0.39%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (0.39%) Visual Studio
7 1 (0.20%) Axure RP
7 1 (0.20%) Bitbucket
7 1 (0.20%) Cucumber
7 1 (0.20%) Selenium
7 1 (0.20%) SonarQube
7 1 (0.20%) TestRail
7 1 (0.20%) webpack
General
1 182 (35.62%) Social Skills
2 150 (29.35%) Pharmaceutical
3 76 (14.87%) Finance
4 69 (13.50%) Law
5 66 (12.92%) Manufacturing
6 60 (11.74%) Automotive
7 51 (9.98%) Analytical Skills
8 46 (9.00%) Marketing
9 33 (6.46%) Presentation Skills
10 18 (3.52%) Games
10 18 (3.52%) Organisational Skills
11 15 (2.94%) Telecoms
12 14 (2.74%) Legal
12 14 (2.74%) Retail
13 10 (1.96%) Influencing Skills
14 6 (1.17%) Czech Language
14 6 (1.17%) Italian Language
14 6 (1.17%) Public Sector
14 6 (1.17%) Publishing
15 5 (0.98%) French Language
Job Titles
1 43 (8.41%) Programmer
2 42 (8.22%) Architect
2 42 (8.22%) Developer
3 40 (7.83%) Analyst
4 39 (7.63%) Statistical Programmer
5 28 (5.48%) Data Manager
6 25 (4.89%) Consultant
7 23 (4.50%) Product Manager
8 21 (4.11%) Digital Product Manager
9 20 (3.91%) Data Architect
9 20 (3.91%) Data Engineer
10 19 (3.72%) Project Manager
11 17 (3.33%) Graduate
11 17 (3.33%) Support Analyst
12 13 (2.54%) Enterprise Architect
13 11 (2.15%) DevOps Engineer
13 11 (2.15%) Senior Manager
14 10 (1.96%) Junior
14 10 (1.96%) SAS Statistical Programmer
14 10 (1.96%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (4.31%) CSS
2 21 (4.11%) HTML
3 18 (3.52%) XML
4 16 (3.13%) .NET
5 15 (2.94%) Node.js
6 14 (2.74%) Web Services
7 13 (2.54%) React
8 10 (1.96%) AngularJS
9 9 (1.76%) EDI
9 9 (1.76%) REST
10 8 (1.57%) Spring
11 7 (1.37%) JSON
12 6 (1.17%) Spring Boot
13 5 (0.98%) ASP.NET Web API
13 5 (0.98%) RESTful
14 4 (0.78%) ASP.NET MVC
14 4 (0.78%) Kafka
14 4 (0.78%) MDX
14 4 (0.78%) RabbitMQ
14 4 (0.78%) Vue.js
Miscellaneous
1 60 (11.74%) Renewable Energy
2 53 (10.37%) Management Information System
3 30 (5.87%) Biotechnology
4 23 (4.50%) User Experience
5 17 (3.33%) Self-Motivation
6 15 (2.94%) Enterprise Software
7 14 (2.74%) FMCG
8 12 (2.35%) Reference Data
9 11 (2.15%) Social Media
10 8 (1.57%) LIMS
10 8 (1.57%) Pharmacovigilance
11 7 (1.37%) Algorithms
11 7 (1.37%) Data Structures
12 5 (0.98%) Greenfield Project
12 5 (0.98%) NHS
13 4 (0.78%) Analytical Mindset
13 4 (0.78%) Virtual Team
14 3 (0.59%) PMI
15 2 (0.39%) Mobile App
16 1 (0.20%) Industry 4.0
Operating Systems
1 31 (6.07%) Windows
2 18 (3.52%) Windows Server
3 14 (2.74%) Linux
4 12 (2.35%) Windows Server 2012
4 12 (2.35%) Windows Server 2016
5 5 (0.98%) Windows 7
6 4 (0.78%) Windows 10
7 3 (0.59%) Unix
8 2 (0.39%) CentOS
8 2 (0.39%) Ubuntu
8 2 (0.39%) Windows 8
9 1 (0.20%) Android
9 1 (0.20%) Apple iOS
9 1 (0.20%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 131 (25.64%) Agile Software Development
2 119 (23.29%) Analytics
3 98 (19.18%) Computer Science
4 87 (17.03%) Data Science
5 81 (15.85%) Problem-Solving
6 60 (11.74%) Data Management
7 48 (9.39%) Mathematics
7 48 (9.39%) Project Management
8 47 (9.20%) Business Intelligence
9 46 (9.00%) Statistics
10 44 (8.61%) Data Modelling
11 40 (7.83%) Coaching
11 40 (7.83%) Visualisation
12 38 (7.44%) Validation
13 34 (6.65%) Product Management
14 33 (6.46%) Data Architecture
14 33 (6.46%) Migration
15 32 (6.26%) Artificial Intelligence
15 32 (6.26%) ERP
15 32 (6.26%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 94 (18.40%) SQL
2 54 (10.57%) Python
3 27 (5.28%) JavaScript
4 20 (3.91%) R
5 19 (3.72%) Java
6 16 (3.13%) SAS Macro
7 14 (2.74%) C
8 13 (2.54%) C++
9 12 (2.35%) C#
10 7 (1.37%) Bash Shell
10 7 (1.37%) PowerShell
10 7 (1.37%) TypeScript
11 6 (1.17%) Perl
12 4 (0.78%) PHP
12 4 (0.78%) PL/1
12 4 (0.78%) PROC SQL
13 2 (0.39%) ES6
13 2 (0.39%) MATLAB
13 2 (0.39%) Ruby
13 2 (0.39%) VBA
Qualifications
1 154 (30.14%) Degree
2 27 (5.28%) PhD
3 20 (3.91%) Master's Degree
4 18 (3.52%) Computer Science Degree
5 9 (1.76%) Numerate Degree
5 9 (1.76%) PMI Certification
6 6 (1.17%) PMP
6 6 (1.17%) TOGAF Certification
7 5 (0.98%) ACCA
7 5 (0.98%) CIMA
7 5 (0.98%) CISM
7 5 (0.98%) CISSP
8 4 (0.78%) CRISC
8 4 (0.78%) CSPO
8 4 (0.78%) SANS
9 3 (0.59%) ISTQB
10 2 (0.39%) ISEB
10 2 (0.39%) Microsoft Certification
10 2 (0.39%) Postgraduate
11 1 (0.20%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 40 (7.83%) CDISC
2 32 (6.26%) QA
3 28 (5.48%) Good Clinical Practice
4 10 (1.96%) PMO
5 9 (1.76%) Data Quality
6 6 (1.17%) GMP
7 5 (0.98%) GDPR
8 4 (0.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 4 (0.78%) NIST
8 4 (0.78%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 3 (0.59%) GAMP
9 3 (0.59%) GxP
10 2 (0.39%) 21 CFR Part 11
10 2 (0.39%) ISO 13485
10 2 (0.39%) ISO 9001
10 2 (0.39%) SLA
11 1 (0.20%) ITGC
System Software
1 26 (5.09%) Active Directory
2 19 (3.72%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (2.94%) Docker
4 7 (1.37%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.20%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.20%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 13 (2.54%) Kubernetes
2 1 (0.20%) Ansible
2 1 (0.20%) CASB
2 1 (0.20%) Cisco UCCE
2 1 (0.20%) Cisco UCCX
2 1 (0.20%) Prometheus
2 1 (0.20%) Puppet
2 1 (0.20%) Single Sign-On
2 1 (0.20%) Terraform
2 1 (0.20%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 1 (0.20%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 46 (9.00%) Microsoft
2 45 (8.81%) SAP
3 41 (8.02%) Oracle
4 19 (3.72%) VMware
5 17 (3.33%) Cisco
6 15 (2.94%) Google
7 14 (2.74%) Facebook
8 12 (2.35%) MuleSoft
9 10 (1.96%) Instagram
9 10 (1.96%) Verint
10 9 (1.76%) Adobe
10 9 (1.76%) Salesforce.com
11 6 (1.17%) Citrix
11 6 (1.17%) IBM
11 6 (1.17%) Informatica
12 5 (0.98%) Avaya
13 4 (0.78%) Hyperion
13 4 (0.78%) YouTube
14 3 (0.59%) OpenText
14 3 (0.59%) Sitecore