Life Science Jobs in England

Life Sciences
UK > England

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 May 2024 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

6 months to
22 May 2024
Same period 2023 Same period 2022
Rank 500 471 308
Rank change year-on-year -29 -163 +116
Permanent jobs citing Life Science 355 504 1,842
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 0.41% 0.57% 1.34%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.19% 1.33% 2.85%
Number of salaries quoted 127 217 174
10th Percentile £28,498 £32,500 £41,250
25th Percentile £35,000 £46,250 £47,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £47,500 £60,000 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year -20.83% +9.09% -4.35%
75th Percentile £67,500 £77,500 £73,750
90th Percentile £88,500 £101,000 £89,250
UK median annual salary £47,500 £60,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year -20.83% +9.09% +2.80%

All Generic Skills
England

Life Science is in the General and Transferable 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.

Permanent vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 29,800 37,928 64,583
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 34.40% 43.22% 47.03%
Number of salaries quoted 20,820 20,813 30,378
10th Percentile £28,000 £35,750 £34,500
25th Percentile £38,000 £46,749 £46,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £65,000 £62,500
Median % change year-on-year -15.38% +4.00% +4.17%
75th Percentile £75,000 £87,500 £85,000
90th Percentile £100,000 £110,000 £105,000
UK median annual salary £55,000 £65,000 £62,500
% change year-on-year -15.38% +4.00% +4.17%

Life Science
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing Life Science as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Life Science in England

Life Science
Salary Trend in England

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Life Science in England.

Salary trend for Life Science in England

Life Science
Salary Histogram in England

Salary distribution for jobs citing Life Science in England over the 6 months to 22 May 2024.

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 May 2024. 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
Jobs
London +93 161 £65,000 -7.14% 128
South East -27 71 £40,000 -27.27% 54
North of England +1 52 £40,000 -21.95% 44
East of England +11 31 £55,000 +15.79% 49
Midlands -20 27 £62,500 +13.64% 21
Yorkshire +28 26 £32,500 -23.53% 11
North West +1 22 £57,500 -4.17% 26
East Midlands -16 22 - - 10
South West -12 10 £45,000 -3.23% 9
West Midlands +1 5 £62,500 -3.06% 11
North East -14 4 £27,875 -75.76% 9
Life Science
UK

Life Science
Co-occurring Skills and Capabilities in England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same employment type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 13 (3.66%) Documentum
2 9 (2.54%) SAS
3 6 (1.69%) OpenStack
3 6 (1.69%) SharePoint
4 5 (1.41%) Microsoft Exchange
5 1 (0.28%) Apache
5 1 (0.28%) IIS
5 1 (0.28%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.28%) WebSphere
Applications
1 32 (9.01%) Microsoft Excel
2 31 (8.73%) Microsoft Office
3 6 (1.69%) Microsoft Project
4 2 (0.56%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 2 (0.56%) Adobe XD
4 2 (0.56%) Sketch
Business Applications
1 16 (4.51%) TrackWise
2 11 (3.10%) SAP S/4HANA
3 4 (1.13%) SAP BPC
3 4 (1.13%) SAP CO
3 4 (1.13%) SAP ERP
3 4 (1.13%) SAP FI
3 4 (1.13%) SAP FI/CO
3 4 (1.13%) SAP HR
3 4 (1.13%) SAP Payroll
4 3 (0.85%) Oracle ERP
4 3 (0.85%) SAP IBP
5 1 (0.28%) SAP MDG
Cloud Services
1 29 (8.17%) Azure
2 28 (7.89%) AWS
3 20 (5.63%) Snowflake
4 14 (3.94%) Microsoft 365
5 12 (3.38%) GitHub
6 7 (1.97%) Serverless
7 6 (1.69%) IaaS
7 6 (1.69%) OCI
7 6 (1.69%) SaaS
8 4 (1.13%) Azure DevOps
8 4 (1.13%) Dagster
8 4 (1.13%) Power Platform
9 2 (0.56%) Adobe Creative Cloud
9 2 (0.56%) Entra ID
9 2 (0.56%) Figma
9 2 (0.56%) GCP
9 2 (0.56%) Google Workspace
9 2 (0.56%) Microsoft Purview
9 2 (0.56%) PowerApps
10 1 (0.28%) Amazon Cognito
Communications & Networking
1 11 (3.10%) Firewall
2 5 (1.41%) LAN
2 5 (1.41%) WAN
3 4 (1.13%) TCP/IP
4 3 (0.85%) Intrusion Detection
4 3 (0.85%) Wi-Fi
4 3 (0.85%) Wireless
5 2 (0.56%) SAN
5 2 (0.56%) SD-WAN
5 2 (0.56%) VPN
6 1 (0.28%) DHCP
6 1 (0.28%) DNS
6 1 (0.28%) NAS
6 1 (0.28%) Network Security
6 1 (0.28%) VLAN
6 1 (0.28%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (10.14%) SQL Server
2 22 (6.20%) Tableau
3 10 (2.82%) Relational Database
4 5 (1.41%) MS Access
4 5 (1.41%) MySQL
5 4 (1.13%) Metadata
5 4 (1.13%) PostgreSQL
5 4 (1.13%) Power BI
5 4 (1.13%) SAP BW
6 3 (0.85%) Amazon RDS
6 3 (0.85%) Big Data
6 3 (0.85%) Oracle Database
6 3 (0.85%) RDBMS
6 3 (0.85%) SQLite
7 2 (0.56%) Base SAS
8 1 (0.28%) Azure SQL Database
8 1 (0.28%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 7 (1.97%) Git
2 5 (1.41%) InstallShield
2 5 (1.41%) JIRA
3 4 (1.13%) Snakemake
4 2 (0.56%) Axure RP
5 1 (0.28%) Bitbucket
5 1 (0.28%) Jenkins
5 1 (0.28%) Terragrunt
General
1 158 (44.51%) Social Skills
2 145 (40.85%) Pharmaceutical
3 93 (26.20%) Analytical Skills
4 91 (25.63%) Finance
5 65 (18.31%) Marketing
6 52 (14.65%) Law
7 43 (12.11%) Manufacturing
8 34 (9.58%) Inclusion and Diversity
9 28 (7.89%) Legal
10 24 (6.76%) Retail
11 20 (5.63%) Presentation Skills
12 13 (3.66%) Billing
13 7 (1.97%) Military
14 5 (1.41%) French Language
14 5 (1.41%) Games
14 5 (1.41%) Humanities
14 5 (1.41%) Social Science
14 5 (1.41%) Telecoms
15 4 (1.13%) German Language
15 4 (1.13%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 83 (23.38%) Analyst
2 71 (20.00%) Senior
3 24 (6.76%) Development Manager
4 22 (6.20%) QA Manager
5 21 (5.92%) Lead
6 20 (5.63%) Developer
6 20 (5.63%) Senior Manager
7 18 (5.07%) Research Analyst
8 16 (4.51%) Associate Director
8 16 (4.51%) Business Development Manager
8 16 (4.51%) Business Manager
8 16 (4.51%) Data Scientist
8 16 (4.51%) Senior Data Scientist
9 15 (4.23%) IT Manager
9 15 (4.23%) Software Engineer
10 14 (3.94%) Systems Manager
11 13 (3.66%) Data Integrity Manager
11 13 (3.66%) IT Analyst
12 11 (3.10%) Consultant
12 11 (3.10%) Financial Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (7.32%) HTML
2 25 (7.04%) CSS
3 9 (2.54%) .NET
4 7 (1.97%) XML
5 5 (1.41%) Oracle Fusion
5 5 (1.41%) React
6 4 (1.13%) .NET Core
6 4 (1.13%) .NET Framework
6 4 (1.13%) AngularJS
6 4 (1.13%) EDI
6 4 (1.13%) Entity Framework
6 4 (1.13%) PyTorch
7 1 (0.28%) FHIR
7 1 (0.28%) SAML
7 1 (0.28%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 34 (9.58%) Biopharmaceutical
2 19 (5.35%) Algorithms
3 17 (4.79%) Management Information System
4 16 (4.51%) LIMS
5 14 (3.94%) Self-Motivation
6 10 (2.82%) Public Cloud
6 10 (2.82%) Renewable Energy
7 8 (2.25%) Driving Licence
7 8 (2.25%) Product Ownership
8 7 (1.97%) Data Structures
9 6 (1.69%) Pharmacovigilance
10 4 (1.13%) Data Centre
10 4 (1.13%) Device Driver
10 4 (1.13%) Omics
10 4 (1.13%) Operational Technology
11 3 (0.85%) Enterprise Software
11 3 (0.85%) Learning Management System
11 3 (0.85%) Onboarding
12 2 (0.56%) Graphic Design
12 2 (0.56%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 37 (10.42%) Windows
2 14 (3.94%) Windows Server
3 11 (3.10%) Linux
4 5 (1.41%) Mac OS
5 4 (1.13%) Windows 10
6 1 (0.28%) Unix
6 1 (0.28%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (0.28%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.28%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (0.28%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 95 (26.76%) Problem-Solving
2 79 (22.25%) Biotechnology
3 65 (18.31%) Analytics
4 54 (15.21%) Data Science
5 51 (14.37%) Computer Science
6 47 (13.24%) Business Development
7 44 (12.39%) Validation
8 36 (10.14%) Project Management
9 34 (9.58%) Software Engineering
10 31 (8.73%) Statistics
11 29 (8.17%) Neuroscience
12 28 (7.89%) Data Management
13 27 (7.61%) Artificial Intelligence
13 27 (7.61%) Chemistry
13 27 (7.61%) Time Management
14 25 (7.04%) Data Analysis
15 23 (6.48%) Informatics
16 22 (6.20%) Machine Learning
16 22 (6.20%) QMS
17 21 (5.92%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 43 (12.11%) SQL
2 25 (7.04%) JavaScript
3 20 (5.63%) Python
3 20 (5.63%) T-SQL
4 15 (4.23%) C#
5 10 (2.82%) Bash
6 8 (2.25%) Java
7 6 (1.69%) Ruby
8 5 (1.41%) C++
8 5 (1.41%) VB
9 4 (1.13%) Delphi
10 3 (0.85%) PL/SQL
11 2 (0.56%) R
11 2 (0.56%) SAS Macro
12 1 (0.28%) Go
12 1 (0.28%) Scala
12 1 (0.28%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 213 (60.00%) Degree
2 56 (15.77%) PhD
3 37 (10.42%) Master's Degree
4 26 (7.32%) Computer Science Degree
5 10 (2.82%) CFA
5 10 (2.82%) CIMA
5 10 (2.82%) MBA
6 9 (2.54%) Security Cleared
7 7 (1.97%) Numerate Degree
8 3 (0.85%) CISA
8 3 (0.85%) CISSP
8 3 (0.85%) PMI Certification
8 3 (0.85%) PMP
9 1 (0.28%) MCSE
9 1 (0.28%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 40 (11.27%) QA
2 27 (7.61%) GMP
3 24 (6.76%) Good Clinical Practice
4 22 (6.20%) SLA
5 19 (5.35%) GLP
6 13 (3.66%) GxP
7 9 (2.54%) CDISC
8 8 (2.25%) Accessibility
9 7 (1.97%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 6 (1.69%) GDPR
11 5 (1.41%) GAMP
12 4 (1.13%) ISO 9001
12 4 (1.13%) PCI DSS
13 3 (0.85%) HIPAA
14 2 (0.56%) Cyber Essentials
14 2 (0.56%) Data Quality
14 2 (0.56%) GRC
14 2 (0.56%) ITGC
14 2 (0.56%) SOC 2
15 1 (0.28%) NIST
System Software
1 15 (4.23%) Active Directory
2 10 (2.82%) Hyper-V
3 7 (1.97%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (0.56%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 2 (0.56%) Microsoft Intune
1 2 (0.56%) Nessus
1 2 (0.56%) Terraform
2 1 (0.28%) Ansible
2 1 (0.28%) Kubernetes
2 1 (0.28%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 63 (17.75%) Microsoft
2 19 (5.35%) SAP
3 15 (4.23%) Oracle
4 9 (2.54%) VMware
5 8 (2.25%) QAD
6 6 (1.69%) iManage
7 5 (1.41%) Salesforce
8 4 (1.13%) F5
9 2 (0.56%) Adobe
9 2 (0.56%) Blue Prism
9 2 (0.56%) Cisco
9 2 (0.56%) IONA
10 1 (0.28%) Citrix
10 1 (0.28%) Databricks
10 1 (0.28%) Fortinet
10 1 (0.28%) Google
10 1 (0.28%) Hitachi
10 1 (0.28%) HP
10 1 (0.28%) Juniper
10 1 (0.28%) Palo Alto