Period
to 22 January 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 22 January 2019 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Life Sciences
UK > England
6 months to
22 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 622 675 886
Rank change year-on-year +53 +211 -185
Permanent jobs citing Life Science 504 517 292
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.36% 0.32% 0.18%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.85% 0.78% 0.45%
Number of salaries quoted 297 268 207
England median annual salary £52,790 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.58% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £28,400 £30,000 £29,700
90th Percentile £92,500 £71,250 £71,500
UK median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +10.00% - +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 59,311 66,037 65,473
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 42.01% 40.66% 39.73%
Number of salaries quoted 45,864 51,503 53,843
England median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% - -
10th Percentile £30,000 £28,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £87,500 £82,500 £81,250
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 22 January 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 22 January 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
South East +146 159 £40,000 -25.58% 17
London -21 156 £72,500 +45.00% 31
East of England +31 96 £52,500 +16.67% 44
North of England +23 63 £36,500 +1.74% 21
North West -1 41 £37,500 +4.53% 13
Yorkshire +35 17 £35,000 - 3
South West +13 17 £47,500 +75.12% 4
Midlands +41 10 £47,500 +35.71% 11
West Midlands +44 9 £50,000 +42.86% 10
North East +11 5 £45,000 +50.00% 5
East Midlands +18 1 £35,000 - 1
Life Science
UK

For the 6 months to 22 January 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.

1 162 (32.14%) Agile Software Development
2 130 (25.79%) Pharmaceutical
3 124 (24.60%) Manufacturing
4 116 (23.02%) Degree
5 106 (21.03%) Problem-Solving
6 105 (20.83%) Computer Science
6 105 (20.83%) SQL
7 100 (19.84%) Analytics
8 83 (16.47%) Java
9 81 (16.07%) Python
10 76 (15.08%) Mathematics
11 71 (14.09%) Amazon AWS
12 70 (13.89%) HTML
12 70 (13.89%) Finance
13 69 (13.69%) Git (software)
14 65 (12.90%) JavaScript
15 64 (12.70%) CSS
16 56 (11.11%) SQL Server
16 56 (11.11%) Business Intelligence
16 56 (11.11%) Microsoft
16 56 (11.11%) TDD
17 55 (10.91%) Project Management
18 54 (10.71%) Linux
18 54 (10.71%) Scrum
18 54 (10.71%) Data Management
18 54 (10.71%) Test Automation
19 52 (10.32%) Analytical Skills
20 50 (9.92%) Data Science
21 49 (9.72%) C#
22 46 (9.13%) Windows

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 31 (6.15%) Apache Spark
2 21 (4.17%) OpenStack
3 17 (3.37%) Apache
3 17 (3.37%) MS Exchange
4 15 (2.98%) Elasticsearch
5 13 (2.58%) SharePoint
6 10 (1.98%) Documentum
7 9 (1.79%) CMS
8 6 (1.19%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 4 (0.79%) Drupal
10 3 (0.60%) Skype for Business
11 2 (0.40%) JBoss
11 2 (0.40%) SAS
11 2 (0.40%) Tomcat
11 2 (0.40%) WordPress
12 1 (0.20%) IIS
12 1 (0.20%) MS Project Server
12 1 (0.20%) WebSphere
Applications
1 36 (7.14%) Microsoft Excel
2 31 (6.15%) Microsoft Office
3 22 (4.37%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 6 (1.19%) MS Visio
5 5 (0.99%) SOLIDWORKS
6 4 (0.79%) InVision
7 2 (0.40%) Microsoft Project
7 2 (0.40%) Photoshop
7 2 (0.40%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 9 (1.79%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 9 (1.79%) SAP S/4HANA
2 8 (1.59%) SAP MDG
3 6 (1.19%) Dynamics CRM
4 5 (0.99%) HFM
4 5 (0.99%) SAP BPC
4 5 (0.99%) SAP GRC
4 5 (0.99%) SAP GTS
5 4 (0.79%) Hyperion Planning
5 4 (0.79%) Oracle EBS
5 4 (0.79%) Oracle EBS R12
5 4 (0.79%) PeopleSoft HCM
6 3 (0.60%) SAP MDM
6 3 (0.60%) SAP PLM
7 2 (0.40%) Maximo
7 2 (0.40%) Salesforce.com CRM
8 1 (0.20%) Magento
8 1 (0.20%) SAP CRM
8 1 (0.20%) TrackWise
8 1 (0.20%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 71 (14.09%) Amazon AWS
2 28 (5.56%) Microsoft Azure
3 25 (4.96%) Office 365
4 21 (4.17%) Cloud Computing
5 17 (3.37%) Google Cloud Platform
6 16 (3.17%) SaaS
7 11 (2.18%) Dynamics 365
7 11 (2.18%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
8 6 (1.19%) PaaS
9 5 (0.99%) Google Analytics
9 5 (0.99%) SuccessFactors
10 3 (0.60%) Amazon EC2
10 3 (0.60%) AWS CloudFormation
10 3 (0.60%) Datadog
11 2 (0.40%) Amazon S3
11 2 (0.40%) Amazon SQS
11 2 (0.40%) GitHub
12 1 (0.20%) Amazon EMR
12 1 (0.20%) IaaS
12 1 (0.20%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 17 (3.37%) Software-Defined Networking
2 15 (2.98%) Firewall
3 14 (2.78%) HTTP
4 5 (0.99%) Bluetooth
4 5 (0.99%) LAN
4 5 (0.99%) RFID
4 5 (0.99%) VoIP
4 5 (0.99%) WAN
5 4 (0.79%) Skype
5 4 (0.79%) VLAN
6 3 (0.60%) Ethernet
6 3 (0.60%) NAS
6 3 (0.60%) Network Security
6 3 (0.60%) OSPF
6 3 (0.60%) SAN
6 3 (0.60%) SSL
6 3 (0.60%) Wireless
7 2 (0.40%) DMZ
7 2 (0.40%) Internet
7 2 (0.40%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 56 (11.11%) SQL Server
2 27 (5.36%) Big Data
3 26 (5.16%) MySQL
4 23 (4.56%) Hadoop
4 23 (4.56%) MongoDB
5 22 (4.37%) Data Warehouse
6 21 (4.17%) PostgreSQL
7 19 (3.77%) Power BI
8 16 (3.17%) Apache Hive
9 13 (2.58%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 11 (2.18%) NoSQL
11 9 (1.79%) Apache Cassandra
12 8 (1.59%) BusinessObjects
12 8 (1.59%) HBase
12 8 (1.59%) Impala
13 7 (1.39%) Data Lake
13 7 (1.39%) Data Mining
13 7 (1.39%) SAP BW
13 7 (1.39%) Star Schema
14 6 (1.19%) Qlik Sense
Development Applications
1 69 (13.69%) Git (software)
2 30 (5.95%) Jenkins
3 16 (3.17%) JIRA
4 11 (2.18%) Team Foundation Server
5 8 (1.59%) JUnit
5 8 (1.59%) Visual Studio
6 7 (1.39%) Cucumber
7 6 (1.19%) Gradle
7 6 (1.19%) Mercurial
7 6 (1.19%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 5 (0.99%) Selenium
9 4 (0.79%) Axure RP
9 4 (0.79%) Oracle Forms
9 4 (0.79%) Zephyr
10 3 (0.60%) git-flow
10 3 (0.60%) Maven
10 3 (0.60%) Mocha
11 2 (0.40%) Gatling
11 2 (0.40%) NetBeans
11 2 (0.40%) Subversion
General
1 130 (25.79%) Pharmaceutical
2 124 (24.60%) Manufacturing
3 70 (13.89%) Finance
4 44 (8.73%) Retail
5 27 (5.36%) Automotive
6 23 (4.56%) Telecoms
7 17 (3.37%) Banking
8 14 (2.78%) Legal
9 13 (2.58%) Aerospace
10 12 (2.38%) Marketing
11 9 (1.79%) Law
12 7 (1.39%) Electronics
13 3 (0.60%) German Language
14 1 (0.20%) Advertising
14 1 (0.20%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 120 (23.81%) Developer
2 59 (11.71%) Analyst
3 45 (8.93%) Consultant
4 22 (4.37%) Java Developer
5 21 (4.17%) Lead Developer
5 21 (4.17%) Software Engineer
6 20 (3.97%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
7 18 (3.57%) Python Developer
8 17 (3.37%) Administrator
8 17 (3.37%) Data Scientist
8 17 (3.37%) Test Engineer
9 16 (3.17%) Applications Engineer
9 16 (3.17%) Project Manager
9 16 (3.17%) Scala Developer
9 16 (3.17%) Support Analyst
10 15 (2.98%) Senior Developer
10 15 (2.98%) Support Engineer
11 14 (2.78%) Software Test Engineer
12 13 (2.58%) ASP.NET Developer
12 13 (2.58%) Software Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 70 (13.89%) HTML
2 64 (12.70%) CSS
3 36 (7.14%) HTML5
4 34 (6.75%) .NET
4 34 (6.75%) Web Services
5 29 (5.75%) jQuery
6 28 (5.56%) CSS3
6 28 (5.56%) React
7 27 (5.36%) Spring
8 24 (4.76%) ASP.NET
9 23 (4.56%) AngularJS
10 21 (4.17%) Kafka
11 19 (3.77%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 17 (3.37%) Node.js
13 16 (3.17%) Django
14 15 (2.98%) REST
15 14 (2.78%) KnockoutJS
15 14 (2.78%) Redux
16 12 (2.38%) JSON
17 11 (2.18%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 52 (10.32%) Analytical Skills
2 36 (7.14%) Management Information System
3 28 (5.56%) Self-Motivation
4 27 (5.36%) Virtual Team
5 24 (4.76%) Algorithms
6 23 (4.56%) User Experience
7 16 (3.17%) Data Centre
8 15 (2.98%) Robotics
9 13 (2.58%) Mobile App
10 12 (2.38%) Greenfield Project
11 11 (2.18%) e-Learning
11 11 (2.18%) Public Cloud
12 10 (1.98%) FMCG
13 9 (1.79%) Data Structures
14 8 (1.59%) Reference Data
15 7 (1.39%) Enterprise Software
15 7 (1.39%) Linux Command Line
15 7 (1.39%) Pharmacovigilance
16 6 (1.19%) Biotechnology
17 5 (0.99%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 54 (10.71%) Linux
2 46 (9.13%) Windows
3 17 (3.37%) Unix
4 14 (2.78%) Windows Server
5 10 (1.98%) Windows 10
6 8 (1.59%) Apple iOS
7 6 (1.19%) Android
8 5 (0.99%) CentOS
8 5 (0.99%) Debian
8 5 (0.99%) Ubuntu
9 3 (0.60%) Windows 7
9 3 (0.60%) Windows Server 2008
9 3 (0.60%) Windows Server 2012
10 2 (0.40%) Windows Server 2003
11 1 (0.20%) DC/OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 162 (32.14%) Agile Software Development
2 106 (21.03%) Problem-Solving
3 105 (20.83%) Computer Science
4 100 (19.84%) Analytics
5 76 (15.08%) Mathematics
6 56 (11.11%) Business Intelligence
6 56 (11.11%) TDD
7 55 (10.91%) Project Management
8 54 (10.71%) Data Management
8 54 (10.71%) Scrum
8 54 (10.71%) Test Automation
9 50 (9.92%) Data Science
10 46 (9.13%) Software Engineering
11 45 (8.93%) Machine Learning
12 44 (8.73%) Continuous Integration
13 41 (8.13%) Microservices
14 35 (6.94%) Biology
15 34 (6.75%) Artificial Intelligence
16 32 (6.35%) ETL
16 32 (6.35%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 105 (20.83%) SQL
2 83 (16.47%) Java
3 81 (16.07%) Python
4 65 (12.90%) JavaScript
5 49 (9.72%) C#
6 43 (8.53%) Scala
7 38 (7.54%) C++
8 21 (4.17%) PHP
9 18 (3.57%) Java 8
9 18 (3.57%) PowerShell
10 17 (3.37%) C
11 15 (2.98%) R
11 15 (2.98%) T-SQL
12 13 (2.58%) VB.NET
13 11 (2.18%) Apex Code
14 10 (1.98%) Ruby
14 10 (1.98%) SOQL
14 10 (1.98%) SOSL
15 8 (1.59%) Bash Shell
15 8 (1.59%) Perl
Qualifications
1 116 (23.02%) Degree
2 30 (5.95%) PhD
3 20 (3.97%) Master's Degree
4 18 (3.57%) Computer Science Degree
5 17 (3.37%) PMI Certification
6 12 (2.38%) PMP
7 11 (2.18%) Cisco Certification
8 10 (1.98%) CCNA
8 10 (1.98%) CISSP
8 10 (1.98%) Network+ Certification
9 9 (1.79%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 7 (1.39%) Numerate Degree
11 5 (0.99%) GIAC
11 5 (0.99%) ITIL Certification
11 5 (0.99%) SAP Certification
12 4 (0.79%) CGEIT
12 4 (0.79%) CISA
12 4 (0.79%) CISM
12 4 (0.79%) MBA
12 4 (0.79%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (4.96%) Data Quality
2 23 (4.56%) QA
3 13 (2.58%) GDPR
4 9 (1.79%) GxP
4 9 (1.79%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 7 (1.39%) GAMP
6 5 (0.99%) ISO 13485
7 4 (0.79%) HIPAA
7 4 (0.79%) ISO 22301
7 4 (0.79%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 4 (0.79%) PCI DSS
8 2 (0.40%) PMO
9 1 (0.20%) CDISC
9 1 (0.20%) JTAG
9 1 (0.20%) P3O
9 1 (0.20%) SLA
9 1 (0.20%) WAI
System Software
1 24 (4.76%) Docker
2 20 (3.97%) Active Directory
3 12 (2.38%) Lustre
4 8 (1.59%) HDFS
5 7 (1.39%) VMware Infrastructure
6 3 (0.60%) Virtual Machines
6 3 (0.60%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (0.40%) Hyper-V
8 1 (0.20%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 16 (3.17%) Ansible
2 11 (2.18%) Puppet
3 9 (1.79%) Kubernetes
4 6 (1.19%) Opscode Chef
4 6 (1.19%) SCCM
4 6 (1.19%) WSUS
5 5 (0.99%) Kibana
5 5 (0.99%) Terraform
6 4 (0.79%) MOM
6 4 (0.79%) RSA Archer
7 3 (0.60%) Single Sign-On
8 2 (0.40%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 1 (0.20%) Apache Brooklyn
9 1 (0.20%) Marathon
9 1 (0.20%) Mesos
Vendors
1 56 (11.11%) Microsoft
2 36 (7.14%) SAP
3 30 (5.95%) Google
4 26 (5.16%) Oracle
5 21 (4.17%) Tableau
6 15 (2.98%) Salesforce.com
7 12 (2.38%) EMC
7 12 (2.38%) VMware
8 10 (1.98%) Pardot
8 10 (1.98%) Red Hat
8 10 (1.98%) Telerik
9 9 (1.79%) Ariba
10 8 (1.59%) Cloudera
10 8 (1.59%) Cognizant
10 8 (1.59%) Hortonworks
10 8 (1.59%) MapR
11 6 (1.19%) Cisco
11 6 (1.19%) MicroStrategy
12 5 (0.99%) Cognos
12 5 (0.99%) Hyperion