Period
to 20 July 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 20 July 2018 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Life Sciences
UK > England
6 months to
20 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 755 735 757
Rank change year-on-year -20 +22 -3
Permanent jobs citing Life Science 420 477 546
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.26% 0.29% 0.29%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.59% 0.65% 0.65%
Number of salaries quoted 209 266 261
England median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% +11.11% -5.26%
10th Percentile £32,250 £27,500 £28,750
90th Percentile £87,000 £75,000 £83,750
UK median annual salary £54,500 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +9.00% +11.11% -5.26%

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 71,399 73,054 83,825
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 43.67% 43.79% 43.87%
Number of salaries quoted 55,507 57,190 69,117
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £28,008 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £85,000 £81,250 £80,000
UK median annual salary £50,000 £49,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +1.01% -1.00% +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 20 July 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 20 July 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 +13 172 £65,000 +13.04% 41
East of England +12 92 £42,500 -22.73% 37
South East -12 89 £60,000 +33.33% 25
North of England -16 52 £40,000 +12.68% 12
North West -17 33 £40,000 +9.59% 6
Yorkshire +32 12 £35,500 -29.70% 5
Midlands -11 7 £29,522 -19.12% 4
North East -23 7 £40,000 +100.00% 1
East Midlands +11 6 £29,522 -52.77% 2
South West -11 5 - - 5
West Midlands +8 1 - - 2
Life Science
UK

For the 6 months to 20 July 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.

1 153 (36.43%) Agile Software Development
1 153 (36.43%) Degree
2 142 (33.81%) Manufacturing
3 100 (23.81%) Python
3 100 (23.81%) Computer Science
4 96 (22.86%) Finance
5 89 (21.19%) Linux
6 87 (20.71%) SQL
7 81 (19.29%) JavaScript
7 81 (19.29%) Analytics
8 76 (18.10%) Java
9 70 (16.67%) Pharmaceutical
9 70 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
10 68 (16.19%) Software Engineering
11 67 (15.95%) Project Management
11 67 (15.95%) HTML
12 62 (14.76%) Business Intelligence
12 62 (14.76%) Scrum
13 60 (14.29%) Retail
14 59 (14.05%) Mathematics
15 58 (13.81%) Windows
16 56 (13.33%) Marketing
17 54 (12.86%) Data Science
18 53 (12.62%) Business Development
18 53 (12.62%) Oracle
19 52 (12.38%) Git (software)
20 51 (12.14%) User Experience
21 50 (11.90%) Problem-Solving
22 49 (11.67%) Big Data
23 48 (11.43%) Test Automation

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 21 (5.00%) Apache Spark
2 17 (4.05%) CMS
3 16 (3.81%) Confluence
4 14 (3.33%) Elasticsearch
5 11 (2.62%) IIS
6 10 (2.38%) Drupal
7 9 (2.14%) Apache
7 9 (2.14%) WordPress
8 7 (1.67%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 7 (1.67%) SAS
9 6 (1.43%) OpenStack
10 4 (0.95%) Tomcat
11 3 (0.71%) JBoss
11 3 (0.71%) MS Exchange
12 2 (0.48%) SharePoint
13 1 (0.24%) Adobe Experience Manager
Applications
1 21 (5.00%) Microsoft Office
2 15 (3.57%) Microsoft Excel
3 9 (2.14%) MS Visio
4 7 (1.67%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 3 (0.71%) Microsoft Project
6 2 (0.48%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 2 (0.48%) Gephi
6 2 (0.48%) SOLIDWORKS
6 2 (0.48%) SPSS
7 1 (0.24%) InDesign
7 1 (0.24%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 19 (4.52%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 6 (1.43%) NetSuite
2 6 (1.43%) SAP GRC
3 5 (1.19%) Dynamics CRM
3 5 (1.19%) Oracle Financials
4 4 (0.95%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 3 (0.71%) SAP BPC
5 3 (0.71%) SAP EWM
5 3 (0.71%) SAP SD
6 2 (0.48%) Oracle Assets
6 2 (0.48%) Oracle General Ledger
6 2 (0.48%) Oracle Payables
6 2 (0.48%) Oracle Receivables
7 1 (0.24%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 45 (10.71%) Amazon AWS
2 21 (5.00%) SaaS
3 17 (4.05%) Microsoft Azure
4 15 (3.57%) Office 365
5 10 (2.38%) Google Cloud Platform
6 8 (1.90%) Cloud Computing
7 7 (1.67%) AWS CloudFormation
8 6 (1.43%) Amazon EC2
8 6 (1.43%) Amazon S3
9 5 (1.19%) GitHub
9 5 (1.19%) Veeva
10 4 (0.95%) Force.com
10 4 (0.95%) PaaS
10 4 (0.95%) Salesforce Service Cloud
11 3 (0.71%) Amazon SQS
11 3 (0.71%) CloudFront
12 2 (0.48%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 2 (0.48%) Amazon EMR
12 2 (0.48%) Google Analytics
13 1 (0.24%) BrowserStack
Communications & Networking
1 18 (4.29%) HTTP
2 13 (3.10%) DNS
3 12 (2.86%) DHCP
4 6 (1.43%) Internet
5 4 (0.95%) Firewall
5 4 (0.95%) TCP/IP
6 3 (0.71%) Modbus
7 2 (0.48%) Bluetooth
7 2 (0.48%) Extranet
7 2 (0.48%) RFID
7 2 (0.48%) VPN
7 2 (0.48%) Wireless
8 1 (0.24%) Ethernet
8 1 (0.24%) LAN
8 1 (0.24%) RTP
8 1 (0.24%) SAN
8 1 (0.24%) SMS
8 1 (0.24%) VLAN
8 1 (0.24%) VoIP
8 1 (0.24%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 49 (11.67%) Big Data
2 41 (9.76%) SQL Server
3 28 (6.67%) Relational Database
4 24 (5.71%) MySQL
4 24 (5.71%) NoSQL
4 24 (5.71%) Oracle Database
5 22 (5.24%) Power BI
6 21 (5.00%) MongoDB
7 19 (4.52%) Data Warehouse
7 19 (4.52%) Oracle Database 10g
8 18 (4.29%) Hadoop
9 16 (3.81%) RDBMS
10 14 (3.33%) SAP HANA
11 13 (3.10%) Apache Cassandra
12 12 (2.86%) Text Mining
13 11 (2.62%) Apache Hive
13 11 (2.62%) BusinessObjects
14 10 (2.38%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
14 10 (2.38%) Lumira
14 10 (2.38%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 52 (12.38%) Git (software)
2 32 (7.62%) JIRA
3 23 (5.48%) Jenkins
4 15 (3.57%) Subversion
5 8 (1.90%) JUnit
6 7 (1.67%) Maven
7 6 (1.43%) Bitbucket
7 6 (1.43%) Selenium
7 6 (1.43%) Vagrant
7 6 (1.43%) Visual Studio
8 5 (1.19%) Grunt
9 4 (0.95%) Cucumber
9 4 (0.95%) Jasmine
9 4 (0.95%) Oracle APEX
9 4 (0.95%) Qt Creator
10 3 (0.71%) Gerrit
10 3 (0.71%) JBehave
10 3 (0.71%) Mercurial
11 2 (0.48%) MSTest
11 2 (0.48%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 142 (33.81%) Manufacturing
2 96 (22.86%) Finance
3 70 (16.67%) Pharmaceutical
4 60 (14.29%) Retail
5 56 (13.33%) Marketing
6 37 (8.81%) Telecoms
7 25 (5.95%) German Language
8 13 (3.10%) Advertising
9 9 (2.14%) Electronics
10 8 (1.90%) Banking
11 7 (1.67%) Automotive
11 7 (1.67%) Law
12 4 (0.95%) Military
13 3 (0.71%) Games
13 3 (0.71%) Legal
14 2 (0.48%) Publishing
15 1 (0.24%) Aerospace
15 1 (0.24%) Billing
15 1 (0.24%) Czech Language
15 1 (0.24%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 99 (23.57%) Developer
2 48 (11.43%) Consultant
3 44 (10.48%) Software Engineer
4 29 (6.90%) Analyst
5 26 (6.19%) Senior Consultant
6 20 (4.76%) Full Stack Developer
7 19 (4.52%) Data Consultant
8 18 (4.29%) C++ Software Engineer
8 18 (4.29%) Embedded Engineer
8 18 (4.29%) Embedded Software Engineer
9 17 (4.05%) Analytics Consultant
9 17 (4.05%) C Software Engineer
9 17 (4.05%) C/C++ Software Engineer
9 17 (4.05%) Data Analytics Consultant
9 17 (4.05%) Senior Data Analytics Consultant
10 16 (3.81%) Java Developer
11 15 (3.57%) Python Developer
11 15 (3.57%) Web Developer
12 14 (3.33%) ERP Consultant
12 14 (3.33%) Implementation Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 67 (15.95%) HTML
2 48 (11.43%) CSS
3 47 (11.19%) Web Services
4 33 (7.86%) .NET
5 29 (6.90%) RESTful
6 28 (6.67%) ASP.NET
7 25 (5.95%) AngularJS
7 25 (5.95%) REST
7 25 (5.95%) XML
8 22 (5.24%) HTML5
8 22 (5.24%) jQuery
9 20 (4.76%) Spring
10 19 (4.52%) ASP.NET MVC
11 18 (4.29%) CSS3
12 15 (3.57%) Symfony
12 15 (3.57%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 15 (3.57%) Yii
13 13 (3.10%) Django
13 13 (3.10%) Kafka
14 12 (2.86%) React
Miscellaneous
1 100 (23.81%) Computer Science
2 70 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
3 51 (12.14%) User Experience
4 36 (8.57%) Management Information System
5 31 (7.38%) Self-Motivation
6 23 (5.48%) Algorithms
6 23 (5.48%) Virtual Team
7 17 (4.05%) Embedded Systems
8 16 (3.81%) Data Structures
9 10 (2.38%) Greenfield Project
10 9 (2.14%) Replication
10 9 (2.14%) Social Media
11 8 (1.90%) Data Centre
12 7 (1.67%) Blog
12 7 (1.67%) FMCG
12 7 (1.67%) Robotics
13 6 (1.43%) Enterprise Software
13 6 (1.43%) Public Cloud
14 5 (1.19%) LIMS
14 5 (1.19%) Semantic Web
Operating Systems
1 89 (21.19%) Linux
2 58 (13.81%) Windows
3 22 (5.24%) Windows Server
4 12 (2.86%) Unix
5 7 (1.67%) CentOS
6 6 (1.43%) Windows 10
7 4 (0.95%) Apple iOS
7 4 (0.95%) Windows Server 2008
8 3 (0.71%) Android
8 3 (0.71%) Robot Operating System
8 3 (0.71%) Windows 7
8 3 (0.71%) Windows Server 2012
9 2 (0.48%) Amazon Linux
9 2 (0.48%) Embedded Linux
9 2 (0.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (0.48%) VxWorks
9 2 (0.48%) Windows 8
9 2 (0.48%) Windows XP
10 1 (0.24%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 153 (36.43%) Agile Software Development
2 81 (19.29%) Analytics
3 68 (16.19%) Software Engineering
4 67 (15.95%) Project Management
5 62 (14.76%) Business Intelligence
5 62 (14.76%) Scrum
6 59 (14.05%) Mathematics
7 54 (12.86%) Data Science
8 53 (12.62%) Business Development
9 50 (11.90%) Problem-Solving
10 48 (11.43%) Test Automation
11 47 (11.19%) ETL
12 44 (10.48%) Mentoring
13 43 (10.24%) ERP
13 43 (10.24%) Machine Learning
14 42 (10.00%) Data Management
14 42 (10.00%) Data Modelling
15 41 (9.76%) DevOps
16 40 (9.52%) Visualisation
17 38 (9.05%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 100 (23.81%) Python
2 87 (20.71%) SQL
3 81 (19.29%) JavaScript
4 76 (18.10%) Java
5 46 (10.95%) C++
6 42 (10.00%) C#
7 32 (7.62%) C
8 25 (5.95%) Scala
9 23 (5.48%) PHP
10 18 (4.29%) Shell Script
11 17 (4.05%) Embedded C
11 17 (4.05%) Perl
12 15 (3.57%) Embedded C++
13 13 (3.10%) Bash Shell
14 10 (2.38%) T-SQL
15 9 (2.14%) PL/SQL
15 9 (2.14%) R
16 8 (1.90%) Go
17 6 (1.43%) Java 8
18 5 (1.19%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 153 (36.43%) Degree
2 18 (4.29%) Computer Science Degree
3 17 (4.05%) CISSP
4 15 (3.57%) CISA
4 15 (3.57%) CISM
5 12 (2.86%) PMI Certification
6 11 (2.62%) Master's Degree
7 8 (1.90%) PMP
8 6 (1.43%) PhD
9 5 (1.19%) ISEB
9 5 (1.19%) ISTQB
9 5 (1.19%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 5 (1.19%) Microsoft Certification
10 4 (0.95%) MCSD
10 4 (0.95%) Microsoft Certified Architect
10 4 (0.95%) Oracle Certification
10 4 (0.95%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 3 (0.71%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 3 (0.71%) MBA
12 2 (0.48%) CREST Certified
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (6.90%) QA
2 20 (4.76%) GDPR
3 16 (3.81%) Data Quality
4 14 (3.33%) GAMP
5 10 (2.38%) IASME
6 9 (2.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 6 (1.43%) ISO 13485
8 5 (1.19%) GMP
8 5 (1.19%) ISO 9001
9 4 (0.95%) PCI DSS
9 4 (0.95%) PMO
10 3 (0.71%) HL7
10 3 (0.71%) NIST 800
10 3 (0.71%) WAI
11 2 (0.48%) Actionable Recommendations
11 2 (0.48%) GxP
11 2 (0.48%) MISRA
11 2 (0.48%) MISRA C
System Software
1 19 (4.52%) VMware Infrastructure
2 17 (4.05%) Docker
3 15 (3.57%) Hyper-V
4 14 (3.33%) Virtual Machines
5 9 (2.14%) HDFS
6 8 (1.90%) Active Directory
7 5 (1.19%) Firmware
8 4 (0.95%) VMware ESXi
9 2 (0.48%) Apache Flume
9 2 (0.48%) Shibboleth
10 1 (0.24%) Lustre
Systems Management
1 21 (5.00%) Ansible
2 8 (1.90%) Opscode Chef
2 8 (1.90%) Puppet
3 4 (0.95%) Kibana
3 4 (0.95%) logstash
3 4 (0.95%) Single Sign-On
4 3 (0.71%) Kubernetes
4 3 (0.71%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 3 (0.71%) Terraform
5 2 (0.48%) Mesos
6 1 (0.24%) Docker Swarm
6 1 (0.24%) Salt
6 1 (0.24%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 53 (12.62%) Oracle
2 43 (10.24%) Microsoft
3 38 (9.05%) Tableau
4 27 (6.43%) VMware
5 25 (5.95%) SAP
6 24 (5.71%) Alteryx
6 24 (5.71%) MicroStrategy
7 23 (5.48%) Google
8 20 (4.76%) Talend
9 17 (4.05%) Ab Initio
9 17 (4.05%) Informatica
10 14 (3.33%) Cognizant
11 9 (2.14%) Cloudera
11 9 (2.14%) Hortonworks
11 9 (2.14%) MapR
12 8 (1.90%) IBM
12 8 (1.90%) Salesforce.com
12 8 (1.90%) WooCommerce
13 6 (1.43%) Apple
13 6 (1.43%) OneTrust