Period
to 17 August 2019

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 17 August 2019 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Life Sciences
UK > England
6 months to
17 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 660 749 715
Rank change year-on-year +89 -34 +39
Permanent jobs citing Life Science 430 416 488
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.33% 0.26% 0.29%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.83% 0.67% 0.73%
Number of salaries quoted 296 226 279
England median annual salary £50,000 £56,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -10.71% +12.00% +11.11%
10th Percentile £31,250 £31,875 £31,250
90th Percentile £77,500 £90,000 £75,000
UK median annual salary £50,000 £55,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year -9.91% +11.00% +11.11%

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 52,050 62,514 67,188
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 39.42% 39.31% 40.55%
Number of salaries quoted 39,296 48,111 51,046
England median annual salary £53,673 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.23% +5.00% -
10th Percentile £30,000 £28,750 £27,500
90th Percentile £90,000 £85,000 £82,500
UK median annual salary £52,500 £51,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +2.94% +2.00% -

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 17 August 2019.

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 17 August 2019. 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 +40 125 £62,500 -3.85% 21
East of England +76 93 £50,000 +17.65% 30
South East 0 82 £55,000 -4.35% 20
North of England +51 71 £40,000 - 22
North West +57 51 £45,000 +12.50% 10
Midlands +84 47 £38,000 +28.72% 12
East Midlands +44 28 £35,000 +18.56% 9
West Midlands +45 19 £40,000 - 3
Yorkshire +6 13 £40,000 +12.68% 8
South West +12 12 £37,500 - 12
North East +22 7 £32,500 -13.33% 4
Life Science
UK

For the 6 months to 17 August 2019, 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.

1 171 (39.77%) Agile Software Development
2 118 (27.44%) Finance
3 115 (26.74%) Degree
4 105 (24.42%) Manufacturing
5 93 (21.63%) Pharmaceutical
5 93 (21.63%) SQL
6 86 (20.00%) Software Engineering
7 85 (19.77%) JavaScript
8 71 (16.51%) Analytics
9 70 (16.28%) CSS
9 70 (16.28%) Microsoft
10 68 (15.81%) HTML
11 66 (15.35%) Computer Science
12 61 (14.19%) Analytical Skills
13 59 (13.72%) DevOps
14 58 (13.49%) Business Intelligence
15 57 (13.26%) Python
16 55 (12.79%) Problem-Solving
17 50 (11.63%) C#
18 49 (11.40%) SQL Server
19 48 (11.16%) Windows
19 48 (11.16%) Linux
19 48 (11.16%) Git (software)
20 46 (10.70%) Management Information System
21 45 (10.47%) CRM
21 45 (10.47%) PHP
21 45 (10.47%) Oracle
22 44 (10.23%) Power Platform
22 44 (10.23%) Power BI
23 43 (10.00%) Big Data

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 36 (8.37%) SharePoint
2 30 (6.98%) WordPress
3 13 (3.02%) Apache Spark
4 9 (2.09%) Confluence
5 7 (1.63%) CMS
6 6 (1.40%) OpenStack
7 5 (1.16%) IBM Notes
8 4 (0.93%) Elasticsearch
9 2 (0.47%) Oracle Coherence
10 1 (0.23%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 1 (0.23%) ExpressionEngine
Applications
1 22 (5.12%) Microsoft Excel
2 14 (3.26%) Microsoft Office
3 6 (1.40%) Sketch
4 5 (1.16%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 4 (0.93%) Microsoft Project
6 3 (0.70%) Adobe XD
6 3 (0.70%) InVision
6 3 (0.70%) Marvel
7 2 (0.47%) Adobe Illustrator
7 2 (0.47%) Figma
7 2 (0.47%) OmniGraffle
8 1 (0.23%) Adobe After Effects
8 1 (0.23%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 1 (0.23%) CINEMA 4D
8 1 (0.23%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 29 (6.74%) Dynamics CRM
2 24 (5.58%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 18 (4.19%) Magento
4 11 (2.56%) SAP ERP
5 9 (2.09%) Dynamics NAV
5 9 (2.09%) JDE OneWorld
5 9 (2.09%) SAP Hybris
6 5 (1.16%) SAP S/4HANA
7 2 (0.47%) SAP IBP
8 1 (0.23%) Oracle Assets
8 1 (0.23%) Oracle Financials
8 1 (0.23%) Oracle General Ledger
8 1 (0.23%) Oracle Payables
8 1 (0.23%) Oracle Receivables
8 1 (0.23%) Payment Gateway
8 1 (0.23%) SAP SD
8 1 (0.23%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 44 (10.23%) Power Platform
2 40 (9.30%) Amazon AWS
3 28 (6.51%) Dynamics 365
4 27 (6.28%) Microsoft Azure
5 23 (5.35%) SaaS
6 19 (4.42%) Google Cloud Platform
7 18 (4.19%) Boomi
8 8 (1.86%) GitHub
8 8 (1.86%) iPaaS
8 8 (1.86%) Office 365
9 7 (1.63%) Amazon S3
9 7 (1.63%) Cloud Computing
10 5 (1.16%) Serverless
11 4 (0.93%) AWS Lambda
12 3 (0.70%) Adobe Creative Cloud
12 3 (0.70%) Amazon SageMaker
12 3 (0.70%) BrowserStack
12 3 (0.70%) G Suite
12 3 (0.70%) npm
12 3 (0.70%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 18 (4.19%) Internet
2 11 (2.56%) Firewall
3 7 (1.63%) VoIP
4 6 (1.40%) NAS
5 5 (1.16%) OpenVPN
5 5 (1.16%) Wi-Fi
6 3 (0.70%) DHCP
6 3 (0.70%) DNS
6 3 (0.70%) Extranet
7 2 (0.47%) SSL
8 1 (0.23%) Intranet
8 1 (0.23%) OSPF
8 1 (0.23%) SAN
8 1 (0.23%) SMS
8 1 (0.23%) VLAN
8 1 (0.23%) VPN
8 1 (0.23%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 49 (11.40%) SQL Server
2 44 (10.23%) Power BI
3 43 (10.00%) Big Data
4 34 (7.91%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 33 (7.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 30 (6.98%) SSDT
7 22 (5.12%) MySQL
8 20 (4.65%) Data Warehouse
9 16 (3.72%) QlikView
10 13 (3.02%) Relational Database
11 12 (2.79%) BusinessObjects
12 11 (2.56%) SAP HANA
13 10 (2.33%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
13 10 (2.33%) Oracle Database
14 9 (2.09%) PostgreSQL
15 7 (1.63%) Amazon Redshift
15 7 (1.63%) NoSQL
15 7 (1.63%) Oracle Reports
16 6 (1.40%) SAP BW
17 5 (1.16%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 48 (11.16%) Git (software)
2 32 (7.44%) Visual Studio
3 24 (5.58%) JIRA
4 19 (4.42%) Selenium
5 11 (2.56%) Jenkins
6 10 (2.33%) Team Foundation Server
7 9 (2.09%) Cucumber
7 9 (2.09%) WebDriver
8 8 (1.86%) HP UFT
9 7 (1.63%) Ranorex
9 7 (1.63%) SpecFlow
10 5 (1.16%) GitLab
10 5 (1.16%) Travis CI
11 4 (0.93%) Bitbucket
11 4 (0.93%) Mercurial
11 4 (0.93%) TeamCity
11 4 (0.93%) Visual Studio Team System
12 3 (0.70%) Mocha
12 3 (0.70%) Subversion
13 2 (0.47%) Oracle APEX
General
1 118 (27.44%) Finance
2 105 (24.42%) Manufacturing
3 93 (21.63%) Pharmaceutical
4 42 (9.77%) Retail
5 17 (3.95%) Banking
6 13 (3.02%) Marketing
7 9 (2.09%) Multimedia
8 8 (1.86%) Automotive
8 8 (1.86%) French Language
8 8 (1.86%) Telecoms
9 7 (1.63%) Games
10 6 (1.40%) Legal
11 5 (1.16%) Electronics
12 4 (0.93%) Aerospace
13 2 (0.47%) Spanish Language
14 1 (0.23%) Advertising
14 1 (0.23%) Billing
14 1 (0.23%) German Language
14 1 (0.23%) Italian Language
14 1 (0.23%) Law
Job Titles
1 115 (26.74%) Developer
2 62 (14.42%) Analyst
3 32 (7.44%) Software Engineer
4 30 (6.98%) Business Intelligence Analyst
5 23 (5.35%) Project Manager
6 20 (4.65%) IT Manager
7 19 (4.42%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
7 19 (4.42%) PHP Developer
8 18 (4.19%) Senior Developer
9 16 (3.72%) Consultant
9 16 (3.72%) Senior Manager
10 14 (3.26%) C# Software Engineer
11 13 (3.02%) C# Developer
11 13 (3.02%) Full Stack Developer
12 12 (2.79%) Account Director
12 12 (2.79%) Junior
13 11 (2.56%) Business Analyst
13 11 (2.56%) Senior Project Manager
13 11 (2.56%) Test Engineer
14 10 (2.33%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 70 (16.28%) CSS
2 68 (15.81%) HTML
3 38 (8.84%) AngularJS
4 37 (8.60%) HTML5
5 35 (8.14%) .NET
6 33 (7.67%) React
7 27 (6.28%) jQuery
8 26 (6.05%) Web Services
9 20 (4.65%) CSS3
9 20 (4.65%) Node.js
10 17 (3.95%) Laravel
10 17 (3.95%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 16 (3.72%) Symfony
12 14 (3.26%) REST
13 13 (3.02%) XML
14 11 (2.56%) EDI
14 11 (2.56%) RESTful
15 10 (2.33%) Redux
15 10 (2.33%) WPF
16 8 (1.86%) CodeIgniter
Miscellaneous
1 61 (14.19%) Analytical Skills
2 46 (10.70%) Management Information System
3 24 (5.58%) User Experience
4 18 (4.19%) Self-Motivation
5 14 (3.26%) Mobile App
6 13 (3.02%) Greenfield Project
7 12 (2.79%) Data Centre
7 12 (2.79%) Internet of Things
8 11 (2.56%) Enterprise Software
9 9 (2.09%) Data Structures
9 9 (2.09%) Robotics
10 8 (1.86%) Virtual Team
11 7 (1.63%) Algorithms
11 7 (1.63%) Linux Command Line
12 6 (1.40%) Driving Licence
12 6 (1.40%) FMCG
13 5 (1.16%) 3D Printing
14 4 (0.93%) Cyberthreat
14 4 (0.93%) Graphic Design
14 4 (0.93%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 48 (11.16%) Linux
1 48 (11.16%) Windows
2 14 (3.26%) Ubuntu
3 10 (2.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 10 (2.33%) Windows 7
4 8 (1.86%) Unix
5 5 (1.16%) CentOS
5 5 (1.16%) Debian
6 3 (0.70%) Android
6 3 (0.70%) Apple iOS
6 3 (0.70%) Mac OS
6 3 (0.70%) VMS
6 3 (0.70%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (0.47%) Windows Server
8 1 (0.23%) Embedded Linux
8 1 (0.23%) Windows 10
8 1 (0.23%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 171 (39.77%) Agile Software Development
2 86 (20.00%) Software Engineering
3 71 (16.51%) Analytics
4 66 (15.35%) Computer Science
5 59 (13.72%) DevOps
6 58 (13.49%) Business Intelligence
7 55 (12.79%) Problem-Solving
8 45 (10.47%) CRM
9 39 (9.07%) Mathematics
10 38 (8.84%) TDD
10 38 (8.84%) Test Automation
11 37 (8.60%) OO
12 33 (7.67%) ETL
13 32 (7.44%) Project Management
14 31 (7.21%) IT Strategy
14 31 (7.21%) Presales
14 31 (7.21%) Scrum
15 30 (6.98%) Document Management
16 29 (6.74%) Creative Thinking
17 27 (6.28%) Front End Development
Programming Languages
1 93 (21.63%) SQL
2 85 (19.77%) JavaScript
3 57 (13.26%) Python
4 50 (11.63%) C#
5 45 (10.47%) PHP
6 42 (9.77%) Java
7 30 (6.98%) PowerShell
8 29 (6.74%) C++
9 18 (4.19%) C
10 16 (3.72%) R
11 13 (3.02%) Bash Shell
11 13 (3.02%) Scala
12 11 (2.56%) PL/SQL
13 8 (1.86%) TypeScript
14 5 (1.16%) Shell Script
15 4 (0.93%) Perl
15 4 (0.93%) PHP 5
15 4 (0.93%) T-SQL
15 4 (0.93%) VBA
16 3 (0.70%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 115 (26.74%) Degree
2 33 (7.67%) Computer Science Degree
3 14 (3.26%) PhD
4 8 (1.86%) Master's Degree
5 5 (1.16%) CISA
6 4 (0.93%) CCNA
6 4 (0.93%) Cisco Certification
6 4 (0.93%) CISM
6 4 (0.93%) CISMP
6 4 (0.93%) CISSP
6 4 (0.93%) ISO 27001 Lead Implementer
6 4 (0.93%) ISSMP
6 4 (0.93%) SANS
7 3 (0.70%) ISEB
7 3 (0.70%) ISTQB
7 3 (0.70%) Numerate Degree
8 2 (0.47%) PMI Certification
8 2 (0.47%) PMP
9 1 (0.23%) Microsoft Certification
9 1 (0.23%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (6.28%) QA
2 10 (2.33%) 21 CFR Part 11
2 10 (2.33%) Data Quality
3 9 (2.09%) GDPR
4 8 (1.86%) PMO
5 5 (1.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 5 (1.16%) PCI DSS
6 4 (0.93%) NIST
7 3 (0.70%) ISO 9001
7 3 (0.70%) WAI
8 2 (0.47%) HL7
8 2 (0.47%) ISO 13485
9 1 (0.23%) IEC 62304
9 1 (0.23%) SLA
System Software
1 21 (4.88%) Docker
2 11 (2.56%) Active Directory
3 9 (2.09%) Virtual Machines
3 9 (2.09%) VirtualBox
4 5 (1.16%) Samba
5 4 (0.93%) VMware Infrastructure
6 2 (0.47%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.23%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 13 (3.02%) Ansible
2 11 (2.56%) Terraform
3 6 (1.40%) Kubernetes
3 6 (1.40%) Opscode Chef
3 6 (1.40%) Puppet
4 5 (1.16%) Salt
5 4 (0.93%) Kibana
6 2 (0.47%) MIIS
7 1 (0.23%) FortiGate
7 1 (0.23%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 70 (16.28%) Microsoft
2 45 (10.47%) Oracle
3 37 (8.60%) SAP
4 23 (5.35%) Google
5 20 (4.65%) Salesforce.com
6 18 (4.19%) Dell
7 12 (2.79%) Red Hat
7 12 (2.79%) VMware
8 11 (2.56%) Cisco
8 11 (2.56%) Zend
9 10 (2.33%) hybris
10 9 (2.09%) Cypress Semiconductor
10 9 (2.09%) JD Edwards
10 9 (2.09%) RedPrairie
11 8 (1.86%) Apple
12 7 (1.63%) Adobe
12 7 (1.63%) Tableau
13 5 (1.16%) Cognos
13 5 (1.16%) Lotus
13 5 (1.16%) Synology