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

Life Sciences
UK > England
6 months to
20 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 739 779 749
Rank change year-on-year +40 -30 0
Permanent jobs citing Life Science 448 388 550
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.27% 0.24% 0.29%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.63% 0.56% 0.65%
Number of salaries quoted 214 247 255
England median annual salary £47,750 £50,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.50% -4.76% -
10th Percentile £32,000 £24,345 £31,250
90th Percentile £77,500 £71,750 £83,750
UK median annual salary £48,000 £50,000 £52,250
% change year-on-year -4.00% -4.31% -0.48%

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 71,220 69,071 84,790
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 42.86% 42.49% 44.06%
Number of salaries quoted 56,543 56,566 69,373
England median annual salary £50,000 £49,155 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.72% -1.69% +6.38%
10th Percentile £28,000 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £83,750 £81,250 £80,000
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £48,570
% change year-on-year +5.26% -2.20% +7.93%

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 April 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 April 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 +59 200 £55,000 - 29
East of England +41 114 £45,000 -14.29% 27
South East -38 57 £60,000 +33.33% 19
North of England +1 42 £30,000 -31.82% 14
North West -16 33 £30,000 -31.82% 6
South West 0 23 £25,000 -44.44% 2
North East -24 5 £42,500 +112.50% 1
Midlands -34 5 £42,500 +16.44% 4
Yorkshire +28 4 - - 7
West Midlands -25 4 £42,500 +25.00% 1
East Midlands -14 1 - - 3
Life Science
UK

For the 6 months to 20 April 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.

1 154 (34.38%) Degree
2 134 (29.91%) Agile Software Development
3 123 (27.46%) Manufacturing
4 106 (23.66%) Python
5 100 (22.32%) JavaScript
6 97 (21.65%) Linux
7 95 (21.21%) SQL
8 93 (20.76%) Computer Science
9 80 (17.86%) Software Engineering
10 77 (17.19%) Analytics
11 76 (16.96%) Project Management
11 76 (16.96%) Finance
12 73 (16.29%) Windows
13 72 (16.07%) Java
14 70 (15.63%) Pharmaceutical
15 69 (15.40%) Mathematics
16 68 (15.18%) Analytical Skills
17 64 (14.29%) Retail
17 64 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
18 63 (14.06%) Business Development
18 63 (14.06%) Data Science
19 59 (13.17%) HTML
20 58 (12.95%) C++
21 57 (12.72%) DevOps
22 55 (12.28%) Oracle
22 55 (12.28%) Amazon AWS
23 53 (11.83%) Marketing
23 53 (11.83%) Microsoft
24 51 (11.38%) Business Intelligence
25 50 (11.16%) Scrum

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 19 (4.24%) Apache Spark
2 18 (4.02%) Elasticsearch
3 16 (3.57%) Confluence
3 16 (3.57%) OpenStack
4 13 (2.90%) CMS
5 7 (1.56%) IIS
5 7 (1.56%) WordPress
6 6 (1.34%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 5 (1.12%) Drupal
7 5 (1.12%) SharePoint
8 4 (0.89%) Tomcat
9 3 (0.67%) Apache
9 3 (0.67%) Apache Solr
9 3 (0.67%) JBoss
10 2 (0.45%) SAS
11 1 (0.22%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 1 (0.22%) Anypoint
11 1 (0.22%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 19 (4.24%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (1.56%) Microsoft Excel
3 6 (1.34%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 4 (0.89%) Microsoft Project
5 3 (0.67%) Photoshop
5 3 (0.67%) SOLIDWORKS
6 2 (0.45%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 2 (0.45%) Doxygen
7 1 (0.22%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 15 (3.35%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 14 (3.13%) SAP SD
3 8 (1.79%) SAP EWM
4 6 (1.34%) SAP QM
5 5 (1.12%) SAP APO
6 4 (0.89%) Dynamics CRM
6 4 (0.89%) NetSuite
6 4 (0.89%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 4 (0.89%) SAP BPC
6 4 (0.89%) SAP GRC
7 2 (0.45%) Oracle Financials
7 2 (0.45%) SAP ERP
8 1 (0.22%) Dynamics AX
8 1 (0.22%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
8 1 (0.22%) SAP Hybris
8 1 (0.22%) SAP LE
8 1 (0.22%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 55 (12.28%) Amazon AWS
2 17 (3.79%) Microsoft Azure
3 11 (2.46%) GitHub
4 10 (2.23%) AWS CloudFormation
4 10 (2.23%) Office 365
4 10 (2.23%) SaaS
5 7 (1.56%) Force.com
6 6 (1.34%) Google Cloud Platform
7 5 (1.12%) Adobe Creative Cloud
7 5 (1.12%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 5 (1.12%) Google Analytics
7 5 (1.12%) Salesforce Service Cloud
8 4 (0.89%) Cloud Computing
8 4 (0.89%) Veeva
9 3 (0.67%) MailChimp
9 3 (0.67%) PaaS
10 2 (0.45%) Amazon EMR
11 1 (0.22%) Amazon EC2
11 1 (0.22%) npm
11 1 (0.22%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 13 (2.90%) HTTP
2 10 (2.23%) DHCP
2 10 (2.23%) DNS
3 8 (1.79%) Firewall
3 8 (1.79%) Wireless
4 5 (1.12%) Internet
4 5 (1.12%) TCP/IP
5 4 (0.89%) LAN
5 4 (0.89%) Wi-Fi
6 3 (0.67%) Bluetooth
6 3 (0.67%) RFID
6 3 (0.67%) VoIP
6 3 (0.67%) WAN
7 2 (0.45%) Extranet
7 2 (0.45%) Intranet
7 2 (0.45%) Network Security
8 1 (0.22%) IPsec
8 1 (0.22%) MPLS
8 1 (0.22%) OSPF
8 1 (0.22%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 47 (10.49%) Big Data
2 42 (9.38%) SQL Server
3 31 (6.92%) Relational Database
4 24 (5.36%) Data Warehouse
5 23 (5.13%) SAP HANA
6 22 (4.91%) Hadoop
6 22 (4.91%) Power BI
7 17 (3.79%) NoSQL
8 16 (3.57%) Oracle Database
9 14 (3.13%) MySQL
10 13 (2.90%) MongoDB
10 13 (2.90%) RDBMS
11 11 (2.46%) Oracle Database 10g
12 10 (2.23%) Data Mining
13 8 (1.79%) Data Mart
13 8 (1.79%) OLAP
13 8 (1.79%) OLTP
14 7 (1.56%) Text Mining
15 6 (1.34%) Apache Cassandra
15 6 (1.34%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 33 (7.37%) JIRA
2 31 (6.92%) Git (software)
3 16 (3.57%) Jenkins
4 12 (2.68%) Subversion
5 11 (2.46%) Bitbucket
6 8 (1.79%) Grunt
6 8 (1.79%) Maven
6 8 (1.79%) Selenium
6 8 (1.79%) Team Foundation Server
7 7 (1.56%) Oracle Forms
8 6 (1.34%) Visual Studio
9 5 (1.12%) Axure RP
9 5 (1.12%) Balsamiq Mockups
9 5 (1.12%) Vagrant
10 4 (0.89%) Jasmine
10 4 (0.89%) Oracle APEX
10 4 (0.89%) Qt Creator
11 3 (0.67%) Gerrit
11 3 (0.67%) JUnit
11 3 (0.67%) Mercurial
General
1 123 (27.46%) Manufacturing
2 76 (16.96%) Finance
3 70 (15.63%) Pharmaceutical
4 64 (14.29%) Retail
5 53 (11.83%) Marketing
6 36 (8.04%) Telecoms
7 20 (4.46%) German Language
8 17 (3.79%) Advertising
9 14 (3.13%) Electronics
10 7 (1.56%) Billing
11 6 (1.34%) Banking
12 3 (0.67%) Automotive
12 3 (0.67%) Games
12 3 (0.67%) Law
12 3 (0.67%) Legal
13 2 (0.45%) Local Government
13 2 (0.45%) Publishing
14 1 (0.22%) Aerospace
14 1 (0.22%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 98 (21.88%) Developer
2 63 (14.06%) Consultant
3 45 (10.04%) Software Engineer
4 30 (6.70%) C++ Software Engineer
5 29 (6.47%) C Software Engineer
5 29 (6.47%) C/C++ Software Engineer
5 29 (6.47%) Embedded Engineer
5 29 (6.47%) Embedded Software Engineer
6 27 (6.03%) Analyst
7 26 (5.80%) Senior Consultant
8 25 (5.58%) C/C++ Embedded Software Engineer
8 25 (5.58%) Embedded C Engineer
8 25 (5.58%) Embedded C Software Engineer
8 25 (5.58%) Embedded C/C++ Engineer
8 25 (5.58%) Embedded C/C++ Software Engineer
8 25 (5.58%) Embedded C++ Engineer
8 25 (5.58%) Embedded C++ Software Engineer
9 24 (5.36%) Project Manager
10 22 (4.91%) SAP Consultant
11 21 (4.69%) Data Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 59 (13.17%) HTML
2 28 (6.25%) CSS
3 26 (5.80%) Web Services
4 24 (5.36%) RESTful
5 23 (5.13%) .NET
6 20 (4.46%) XML
7 19 (4.24%) ASP.NET
8 16 (3.57%) ASP.NET MVC
9 14 (3.13%) COM
9 14 (3.13%) REST
9 14 (3.13%) Spring
10 13 (2.90%) AngularJS
10 13 (2.90%) HTML5
10 13 (2.90%) jQuery
11 12 (2.68%) Kafka
12 11 (2.46%) JSON
12 11 (2.46%) React
13 9 (2.01%) Django
14 8 (1.79%) Sphinx
14 8 (1.79%) Yii
Miscellaneous
1 93 (20.76%) Computer Science
2 68 (15.18%) Analytical Skills
3 39 (8.71%) User Experience
4 36 (8.04%) Management Information System
5 28 (6.25%) Embedded Systems
5 28 (6.25%) Virtual Team
6 20 (4.46%) Greenfield Project
7 16 (3.57%) Data Centre
8 15 (3.35%) Self-Motivation
9 14 (3.13%) Social Media
10 12 (2.68%) Replication
11 11 (2.46%) Enterprise Software
12 10 (2.23%) Algorithms
12 10 (2.23%) Data Structures
13 9 (2.01%) Blog
13 9 (2.01%) FMCG
14 8 (1.79%) iPad
15 7 (1.56%) PDA
15 7 (1.56%) Robotics
16 6 (1.34%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 97 (21.65%) Linux
2 73 (16.29%) Windows
3 16 (3.57%) Windows Server
4 7 (1.56%) Unix
5 6 (1.34%) Android
5 6 (1.34%) CentOS
6 4 (0.89%) Windows 10
6 4 (0.89%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (0.89%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (0.67%) Robot Operating System
7 3 (0.67%) Windows 7
8 2 (0.45%) Amazon Linux
8 2 (0.45%) Apple iOS
8 2 (0.45%) FreeRTOS
8 2 (0.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (0.45%) SafeRTOS
8 2 (0.45%) Windows 8
8 2 (0.45%) Windows Embedded Compact
8 2 (0.45%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 134 (29.91%) Agile Software Development
2 80 (17.86%) Software Engineering
3 77 (17.19%) Analytics
4 76 (16.96%) Project Management
5 69 (15.40%) Mathematics
6 64 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
7 63 (14.06%) Business Development
7 63 (14.06%) Data Science
8 57 (12.72%) DevOps
9 51 (11.38%) Business Intelligence
10 50 (11.16%) Scrum
11 49 (10.94%) ETL
12 45 (10.04%) Data Modelling
13 41 (9.15%) Data Management
14 36 (8.04%) Physics
14 36 (8.04%) PRINCE2
14 36 (8.04%) Test Automation
15 34 (7.59%) Statistics
16 33 (7.37%) ITIL
16 33 (7.37%) Machine Learning
Programming Languages
1 106 (23.66%) Python
2 100 (22.32%) JavaScript
3 95 (21.21%) SQL
4 72 (16.07%) Java
5 58 (12.95%) C++
6 38 (8.48%) C
7 30 (6.70%) C#
7 30 (6.70%) Embedded C
8 25 (5.58%) Embedded C++
9 22 (4.91%) Shell Script
10 21 (4.69%) Perl
11 18 (4.02%) PHP
12 12 (2.68%) Bash Shell
12 12 (2.68%) Scala
13 10 (2.23%) PL/SQL
13 10 (2.23%) T-SQL
14 8 (1.79%) Java 8
15 7 (1.56%) VB
15 7 (1.56%) VB6
16 4 (0.89%) Apex Code
Qualifications
1 154 (34.38%) Degree
2 24 (5.36%) Computer Science Degree
3 17 (3.79%) PhD
4 11 (2.46%) Microsoft Certification
5 10 (2.23%) CISM
5 10 (2.23%) CISSP
5 10 (2.23%) PMI Certification
6 9 (2.01%) Master's Degree
7 8 (1.79%) MCSD
7 8 (1.79%) Microsoft Certified Architect
8 6 (1.34%) Cisco Certification
9 4 (0.89%) CCNA
9 4 (0.89%) CCNP
9 4 (0.89%) PMP
9 4 (0.89%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 3 (0.67%) CISA
10 3 (0.67%) Security Cleared
11 2 (0.45%) ISTQB
11 2 (0.45%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 2 (0.45%) MAPM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 43 (9.60%) QA
2 23 (5.13%) GxP
3 12 (2.68%) Data Quality
4 11 (2.46%) ISO 13485
5 9 (2.01%) GAMP
5 9 (2.01%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 7 (1.56%) PCI DSS
7 6 (1.34%) NIST 800
8 4 (0.89%) IEC 62304
8 4 (0.89%) PMO
9 3 (0.67%) GDPR
9 3 (0.67%) GMP
9 3 (0.67%) WAI
10 2 (0.45%) HL7
10 2 (0.45%) ISO 9001
10 2 (0.45%) MISRA
10 2 (0.45%) MISRA C
11 1 (0.22%) Actionable Recommendations
11 1 (0.22%) COBIT
11 1 (0.22%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 20 (4.46%) Docker
2 16 (3.57%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (2.90%) Hyper-V
4 11 (2.46%) Virtual Machines
5 5 (1.12%) Active Directory
5 5 (1.12%) Firmware
6 2 (0.45%) Apache Flume
6 2 (0.45%) Shibboleth
6 2 (0.45%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (0.45%) vSphere
7 1 (0.22%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 16 (3.57%) Ansible
2 10 (2.23%) Opscode Chef
2 10 (2.23%) Puppet
3 8 (1.79%) Single Sign-On
4 7 (1.56%) Kibana
5 4 (0.89%) logstash
5 4 (0.89%) Mesos
6 3 (0.67%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 3 (0.67%) ZABBIX
7 2 (0.45%) Ambari
7 2 (0.45%) Terraform
8 1 (0.22%) Docker Swarm
8 1 (0.22%) Failover Clustering
8 1 (0.22%) Kubernetes
8 1 (0.22%) Packer
Vendors
1 55 (12.28%) Oracle
2 53 (11.83%) Microsoft
3 41 (9.15%) SAP
4 34 (7.59%) VMware
5 29 (6.47%) MicroStrategy
6 25 (5.58%) Alteryx
6 25 (5.58%) Tableau
6 25 (5.58%) Talend
7 21 (4.69%) Ab Initio
7 21 (4.69%) Informatica
8 18 (4.02%) Google
9 12 (2.68%) Cognizant
10 10 (2.23%) Salesforce.com
11 8 (1.79%) Adobe
12 6 (1.34%) Cisco
13 5 (1.12%) Ariba
14 4 (0.89%) Atmel
14 4 (0.89%) Hortonworks
14 4 (0.89%) Siebel
14 4 (0.89%) WooCommerce