Period
to 25 September 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 25 September 2018 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Life Sciences
UK > England
6 months to
25 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 724 665 769
Rank change year-on-year -59 +104 -23
Permanent jobs citing Life Science 433 528 478
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.28% 0.32% 0.26%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.63% 0.71% 0.62%
Number of salaries quoted 232 290 253
England median annual salary £57,500 £50,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +15.00% +11.11% -5.26%
10th Percentile £31,250 £31,460 £28,800
90th Percentile £89,750 £75,000 £83,500
UK median annual salary £57,500 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +15.00% +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 68,756 74,227 77,445
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 43.99% 44.80% 42.87%
Number of salaries quoted 53,508 56,096 64,326
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £28,500 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £86,250 £82,500 £80,000
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +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 25 September 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 25 September 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 -16 166 £65,000 +23.81% 26
South East +43 123 £50,000 +5.26% 45
East of England +33 86 £45,000 -21.74% 33
North of England -43 40 £40,000 +12.68% 14
North West -62 22 £40,000 +12.08% 9
Yorkshire +39 14 £35,500 - 3
South West -3 8 - - 1
Midlands +8 6 £29,522 -41.25% 19
East Midlands +10 5 £29,522 -64.22% 9
North East -19 4 £37,500 +87.50% 2
West Midlands +19 1 - - 10
Life Science
UK

For the 6 months to 25 September 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.

1 161 (37.18%) Agile Software Development
2 126 (29.10%) Manufacturing
3 121 (27.94%) Degree
4 98 (22.63%) Pharmaceutical
5 95 (21.94%) Python
6 94 (21.71%) Finance
7 92 (21.25%) Java
7 92 (21.25%) Problem-Solving
8 91 (21.02%) Computer Science
9 88 (20.32%) SQL
10 82 (18.94%) Analytics
11 73 (16.86%) Git (software)
12 71 (16.40%) HTML
13 66 (15.24%) JavaScript
14 63 (14.55%) Analytical Skills
15 62 (14.32%) Web Services
15 62 (14.32%) Data Management
16 61 (14.09%) Retail
17 60 (13.86%) CSS
18 59 (13.63%) Scrum
18 59 (13.63%) Continuous Integration
19 58 (13.39%) Business Intelligence
20 57 (13.16%) Linux
20 57 (13.16%) Project Management
21 56 (12.93%) Mathematics
22 54 (12.47%) TDD
22 54 (12.47%) Software Engineering
23 53 (12.24%) Test Automation
24 52 (12.01%) Amazon AWS
25 47 (10.85%) 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 26 (6.00%) Apache Spark
2 17 (3.93%) Apache
3 15 (3.46%) Elasticsearch
3 15 (3.46%) OpenStack
4 12 (2.77%) Confluence
5 11 (2.54%) CMS
6 10 (2.31%) Drupal
7 9 (2.08%) MS Exchange
8 8 (1.85%) SAS
8 8 (1.85%) WordPress
9 7 (1.62%) IIS
9 7 (1.62%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 5 (1.15%) Tomcat
11 4 (0.92%) JBoss
12 2 (0.46%) SharePoint
Applications
1 32 (7.39%) Microsoft Excel
2 24 (5.54%) Microsoft Office
3 16 (3.70%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 11 (2.54%) MS Visio
5 4 (0.92%) Microsoft Project
6 2 (0.46%) Gephi
6 2 (0.46%) InVision
6 2 (0.46%) SPSS
7 1 (0.23%) InDesign
7 1 (0.23%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.23%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 18 (4.16%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 11 (2.54%) SAP GRC
3 8 (1.85%) SAP BPC
4 5 (1.15%) Oracle Financials
4 5 (1.15%) SAP GTS
4 5 (1.15%) SAP MDG
4 5 (1.15%) SAP S/4HANA
5 4 (0.92%) Oracle EBS
5 4 (0.92%) PeopleSoft HCM
6 2 (0.46%) HFM
6 2 (0.46%) Maximo
6 2 (0.46%) NetSuite
6 2 (0.46%) Oracle Assets
6 2 (0.46%) Oracle EBS R12
6 2 (0.46%) Oracle General Ledger
6 2 (0.46%) Oracle Payables
6 2 (0.46%) Oracle Receivables
7 1 (0.23%) Dynamics CRM
7 1 (0.23%) Hyperion Planning
7 1 (0.23%) TrackWise
Cloud Services
1 52 (12.01%) Amazon AWS
2 21 (4.85%) Office 365
3 20 (4.62%) SaaS
4 15 (3.46%) Cloud Computing
5 14 (3.23%) Microsoft Azure
6 13 (3.00%) Google Cloud Platform
7 9 (2.08%) Amazon EC2
8 8 (1.85%) Amazon S3
8 8 (1.85%) PaaS
9 5 (1.15%) Amazon SQS
10 4 (0.92%) Google Analytics
11 3 (0.69%) CloudFront
11 3 (0.69%) SuccessFactors
12 1 (0.23%) Amazon EMR
12 1 (0.23%) BrowserStack
12 1 (0.23%) GitHub
12 1 (0.23%) Heroku
12 1 (0.23%) Veeva
12 1 (0.23%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 18 (4.16%) HTTP
2 10 (2.31%) Software-Defined Networking
3 9 (2.08%) DNS
4 8 (1.85%) DHCP
5 7 (1.62%) Firewall
6 4 (0.92%) Internet
6 4 (0.92%) NAS
6 4 (0.92%) SAN
6 4 (0.92%) TCP/IP
6 4 (0.92%) VoIP
6 4 (0.92%) VPN
7 3 (0.69%) VLAN
8 2 (0.46%) Ethernet
8 2 (0.46%) Intrusion Detection
8 2 (0.46%) Modbus
8 2 (0.46%) RTP
8 2 (0.46%) SSL
9 1 (0.23%) Extranet
9 1 (0.23%) LAN
9 1 (0.23%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 47 (10.85%) Big Data
2 37 (8.55%) MySQL
3 36 (8.31%) SQL Server
4 27 (6.24%) NoSQL
5 24 (5.54%) Hadoop
5 24 (5.54%) MongoDB
6 22 (5.08%) Power BI
7 21 (4.85%) Apache Hive
7 21 (4.85%) Relational Database
8 20 (4.62%) Data Warehouse
9 19 (4.39%) Apache Cassandra
10 17 (3.93%) SAP HANA
11 15 (3.46%) BusinessObjects
11 15 (3.46%) HBase
11 15 (3.46%) Oracle Database
11 15 (3.46%) PostgreSQL
11 15 (3.46%) SAP BW
12 14 (3.23%) Impala
13 12 (2.77%) Oracle Database 10g
14 11 (2.54%) Text Mining
Development Applications
1 73 (16.86%) Git (software)
2 36 (8.31%) Jenkins
3 30 (6.93%) JIRA
4 15 (3.46%) JUnit
5 12 (2.77%) Subversion
6 10 (2.31%) Maven
6 10 (2.31%) Selenium
7 8 (1.85%) Cucumber
7 8 (1.85%) Mercurial
8 7 (1.62%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 6 (1.39%) Visual Studio
10 4 (0.92%) Zephyr
11 3 (0.69%) Gerrit
11 3 (0.69%) JBehave
12 2 (0.46%) Axure RP
12 2 (0.46%) Eclipse
12 2 (0.46%) IntelliJ
12 2 (0.46%) Mocha
12 2 (0.46%) MSTest
12 2 (0.46%) Qt Creator
General
1 126 (29.10%) Manufacturing
2 98 (22.63%) Pharmaceutical
3 94 (21.71%) Finance
4 61 (14.09%) Retail
5 42 (9.70%) Marketing
6 38 (8.78%) Telecoms
7 17 (3.93%) Automotive
8 16 (3.70%) German Language
9 15 (3.46%) Banking
10 12 (2.77%) Legal
11 7 (1.62%) Advertising
11 7 (1.62%) Law
12 5 (1.15%) Aerospace
13 4 (0.92%) Electronics
13 4 (0.92%) Military
14 3 (0.69%) Humanities
14 3 (0.69%) Social Science
15 2 (0.46%) Publishing
16 1 (0.23%) Czech Language
Job Titles
1 104 (24.02%) Developer
2 48 (11.09%) Consultant
3 37 (8.55%) Analyst
4 28 (6.47%) Software Engineer
5 24 (5.54%) Python Developer
5 24 (5.54%) Senior Consultant
6 22 (5.08%) Java Developer
7 18 (4.16%) Applications Engineer
8 16 (3.70%) Data Engineer
9 15 (3.46%) Full Stack Developer
9 15 (3.46%) SAP Manager
9 15 (3.46%) Web Developer
10 14 (3.23%) Big Data Engineer
11 13 (3.00%) Architect
11 13 (3.00%) Data Consultant
11 13 (3.00%) Senior Developer
12 12 (2.77%) Author
12 12 (2.77%) Lead Developer
13 11 (2.54%) Data Scientist
13 11 (2.54%) Security Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 71 (16.40%) HTML
2 62 (14.32%) Web Services
3 60 (13.86%) CSS
4 33 (7.62%) HTML5
5 31 (7.16%) .NET
6 30 (6.93%) Spring
7 28 (6.47%) REST
8 27 (6.24%) CSS3
8 27 (6.24%) RESTful
9 26 (6.00%) ASP.NET
9 26 (6.00%) jQuery
10 21 (4.85%) AngularJS
10 21 (4.85%) Django
11 19 (4.39%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 17 (3.93%) ASP.NET MVC
12 17 (3.93%) Kafka
12 17 (3.93%) XML
13 16 (3.70%) React
14 14 (3.23%) Symfony
14 14 (3.23%) Yii
Miscellaneous
1 91 (21.02%) Computer Science
2 63 (14.55%) Analytical Skills
3 43 (9.93%) User Experience
4 39 (9.01%) Management Information System
5 34 (7.85%) Self-Motivation
6 33 (7.62%) Algorithms
7 32 (7.39%) Virtual Team
8 18 (4.16%) Data Structures
9 16 (3.70%) Data Centre
10 12 (2.77%) Mobile App
11 9 (2.08%) e-Learning
12 8 (1.85%) Public Cloud
13 7 (1.62%) FMCG
13 7 (1.62%) PMI
14 6 (1.39%) Enterprise Software
14 6 (1.39%) Greenfield Project
15 5 (1.15%) Embedded Systems
15 5 (1.15%) LIMS
15 5 (1.15%) Reference Data
15 5 (1.15%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 57 (13.16%) Linux
2 36 (8.31%) Windows
3 22 (5.08%) Unix
4 15 (3.46%) Windows Server
5 11 (2.54%) Apple iOS
6 6 (1.39%) Windows 10
7 4 (0.92%) CentOS
7 4 (0.92%) Ubuntu
7 4 (0.92%) Windows 7
8 3 (0.69%) Debian
8 3 (0.69%) Windows Server 2008
9 2 (0.46%) Embedded Linux
9 2 (0.46%) VxWorks
9 2 (0.46%) Windows 8
9 2 (0.46%) Windows Server 2012
9 2 (0.46%) Windows XP
10 1 (0.23%) Android
10 1 (0.23%) DC/OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 161 (37.18%) Agile Software Development
2 92 (21.25%) Problem-Solving
3 82 (18.94%) Analytics
4 62 (14.32%) Data Management
5 59 (13.63%) Continuous Integration
5 59 (13.63%) Scrum
6 58 (13.39%) Business Intelligence
7 57 (13.16%) Project Management
8 56 (12.93%) Mathematics
9 54 (12.47%) Software Engineering
9 54 (12.47%) TDD
10 53 (12.24%) Test Automation
11 45 (10.39%) Data Science
11 45 (10.39%) ETL
12 44 (10.16%) Machine Learning
13 43 (9.93%) Web Development
14 42 (9.70%) Business Development
15 41 (9.47%) DevOps
16 40 (9.24%) ERP
16 40 (9.24%) Microservices
Programming Languages
1 95 (21.94%) Python
2 92 (21.25%) Java
3 88 (20.32%) SQL
4 66 (15.24%) JavaScript
5 42 (9.70%) Scala
6 38 (8.78%) C#
7 32 (7.39%) C++
8 25 (5.77%) PHP
9 22 (5.08%) C
10 14 (3.23%) Perl
11 12 (2.77%) Java 8
12 11 (2.54%) Bash Shell
13 10 (2.31%) R
14 6 (1.39%) Embedded C
14 6 (1.39%) Embedded C++
14 6 (1.39%) Go
15 5 (1.15%) TypeScript
15 5 (1.15%) VB.NET
16 4 (0.92%) Delphi
17 3 (0.69%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 121 (27.94%) Degree
2 21 (4.85%) Master's Degree
3 16 (3.70%) PhD
3 16 (3.70%) PMI Certification
4 15 (3.46%) CISA
4 15 (3.46%) CISSP
5 14 (3.23%) Computer Science Degree
6 12 (2.77%) CISM
7 9 (2.08%) PMP
8 7 (1.62%) ISTQB
8 7 (1.62%) ITIL Certification
8 7 (1.62%) SAP Certification
9 5 (1.15%) ISEB
9 5 (1.15%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 4 (0.92%) Oracle Certification
10 4 (0.92%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 3 (0.69%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 2 (0.46%) MBA
12 2 (0.46%) Microsoft Certification
12 2 (0.46%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (6.24%) QA
2 24 (5.54%) GDPR
3 17 (3.93%) GAMP
4 14 (3.23%) Data Quality
5 10 (2.31%) IASME
6 7 (1.62%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 6 (1.39%) GxP
8 5 (1.15%) GMP
8 5 (1.15%) ISO 9001
8 5 (1.15%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 2 (0.46%) Actionable Recommendations
9 2 (0.46%) ISO 13485
9 2 (0.46%) MISRA
9 2 (0.46%) MISRA C
9 2 (0.46%) PCI DSS
10 1 (0.23%) HL7
10 1 (0.23%) NIST 800
10 1 (0.23%) WAI
System Software
1 16 (3.70%) HDFS
1 16 (3.70%) VMware Infrastructure
2 14 (3.23%) Active Directory
3 13 (3.00%) Docker
4 8 (1.85%) Hyper-V
4 8 (1.85%) Lustre
4 8 (1.85%) Virtual Machines
5 3 (0.69%) Firmware
5 3 (0.69%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.23%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 20 (4.62%) Ansible
2 4 (0.92%) Puppet
3 3 (0.69%) Kubernetes
4 2 (0.46%) Kibana
4 2 (0.46%) logstash
4 2 (0.46%) Mesos
4 2 (0.46%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (0.46%) Terraform
4 2 (0.46%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 1 (0.23%) Apache Brooklyn
5 1 (0.23%) Marathon
5 1 (0.23%) Salt
5 1 (0.23%) Single Sign-On
5 1 (0.23%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 45 (10.39%) Microsoft
2 44 (10.16%) Tableau
3 41 (9.47%) Oracle
4 38 (8.78%) SAP
5 23 (5.31%) Google
5 23 (5.31%) VMware
6 21 (4.85%) MicroStrategy
7 16 (3.70%) Alteryx
8 14 (3.23%) Cloudera
8 14 (3.23%) Hortonworks
8 14 (3.23%) MapR
9 13 (3.00%) Talend
10 12 (2.77%) Informatica
11 11 (2.54%) Ab Initio
12 10 (2.31%) Cognizant
13 8 (1.85%) Ariba
13 8 (1.85%) IBM
14 7 (1.62%) Apple
14 7 (1.62%) OutSystems
14 7 (1.62%) WooCommerce