Period
to 21 September 2021

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 21 September 2021 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Life Sciences
UK > England
6 months to
21 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 330 521 677
Rank change year-on-year +191 +156 +61
Permanent jobs citing Life Science 1,122 154 408
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 1.04% 0.34% 0.31%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 2.57% 0.93% 0.89%
Number of salaries quoted 229 126 264
10th Percentile £27,000 £35,000 £32,500
25th Percentile £40,000 £43,750 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -13.04%
75th Percentile £77,500 £66,250 £63,750
90th Percentile £101,500 £85,000 £77,500
UK median annual salary £52,500 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year - +5.00% -13.04%

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 43,581 16,512 45,977
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 40.57% 36.25% 35.46%
Number of salaries quoted 26,494 13,529 35,265
10th Percentile £32,996 £33,500 £30,000
25th Percentile £42,500 £42,500 £38,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £59,254 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year +1.26% +7.73% +4.76%
75th Percentile £81,250 £80,000 £73,750
90th Percentile £98,750 £102,500 £91,250
UK median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £53,000
% change year-on-year +4.35% +8.49% +0.95%

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 21 September 2021.

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 21 September 2021. 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 +45 342 £60,000 -14.29% 41
East of England +64 307 £60,000 +26.32% 25
South East +55 290 £50,000 -16.67% 24
North of England -50 95 £35,000 -33.33% 17
North West -33 64 £34,250 -23.89% 8
Midlands -75 63 £45,000 +28.57% 9
West Midlands -78 37 £45,000 +28.57% 4
East Midlands - 26 £51,500 - 5
Yorkshire -75 25 £47,500 -5.00% 5
South West -101 7 £57,500 +144.68% 3
North East -37 6 - - 4
Life Science
UK

For the 6 months to 21 September 2021, 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.

1 472 (42.07%) Pharmaceutical
2 469 (41.80%) Degree
3 396 (35.29%) Agile Software Development
4 361 (32.17%) Social Skills
5 334 (29.77%) Analytics
6 314 (27.99%) Computer Science
7 308 (27.45%) Data Science
8 197 (17.56%) SQL
9 196 (17.47%) Data Management
10 179 (15.95%) Problem-Solving
11 174 (15.51%) Analytical Skills
12 162 (14.44%) Mathematics
13 161 (14.35%) Validation
14 156 (13.90%) Software Engineering
15 155 (13.81%) AWS
16 152 (13.55%) Project Management
17 149 (13.28%) Python
18 138 (12.30%) Scrum
19 134 (11.94%) Inclusion and Diversity
20 133 (11.85%) Visualisation
21 132 (11.76%) Management Information System
22 128 (11.41%) Finance
23 124 (11.05%) SaaS
24 122 (10.87%) Law
25 121 (10.78%) SAS
25 121 (10.78%) Mentoring
26 114 (10.16%) Data Governance
26 114 (10.16%) Oracle
27 113 (10.07%) Veeva
27 113 (10.07%) Computer Science Degree

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
1 121 (10.78%) SAS
2 50 (4.46%) SharePoint
3 43 (3.83%) Documentum
4 38 (3.39%) Apache Spark
5 30 (2.67%) CMS
6 19 (1.69%) Jupyter
7 12 (1.07%) Headless CMS
8 9 (0.80%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 9 (0.80%) Apache
8 9 (0.80%) Drupal
8 9 (0.80%) WordPress
9 8 (0.71%) Confluence
10 7 (0.62%) Elasticsearch
11 5 (0.45%) Apache Solr
12 2 (0.18%) IIS
12 2 (0.18%) OpenStack
13 1 (0.089%) Appian
13 1 (0.089%) nginx
13 1 (0.089%) Tomcat
Applications
1 51 (4.55%) Microsoft Office
2 24 (2.14%) Microsoft Project
3 21 (1.87%) Microsoft Excel
4 16 (1.43%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 13 (1.16%) Figma
6 12 (1.07%) InVision
6 12 (1.07%) Spreadsheet
7 9 (0.80%) FrameMaker
8 8 (0.71%) Windchill
9 6 (0.53%) MS Visio
9 6 (0.53%) Sketch
10 4 (0.36%) SPSS
11 3 (0.27%) Adobe Creative Suite
12 2 (0.18%) OmniGraffle
12 2 (0.18%) S-PLUS
12 2 (0.18%) Zeplin
13 1 (0.089%) Acrobat
13 1 (0.089%) Adobe After Effects
13 1 (0.089%) Chatbot
13 1 (0.089%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 29 (2.58%) TrackWise
2 10 (0.89%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 9 (0.80%) Magento
4 7 (0.62%) BambooHR
4 7 (0.62%) Oracle Clinical
5 6 (0.53%) Oracle ERP
6 4 (0.36%) SAP S/4HANA
7 3 (0.27%) Salesforce.com CRM
8 2 (0.18%) Dynamics NAV
8 2 (0.18%) SAP Forecasting and Replenishment
9 1 (0.089%) Dynamics CRM
9 1 (0.089%) HFM
9 1 (0.089%) Hyperion Planning
9 1 (0.089%) Oracle Financials
9 1 (0.089%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
9 1 (0.089%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
9 1 (0.089%) SAP BPC
9 1 (0.089%) SAP EWM
9 1 (0.089%) SAP GRC
Cloud Services
1 155 (13.81%) AWS
2 124 (11.05%) SaaS
3 113 (10.07%) Veeva
4 76 (6.77%) Azure
5 53 (4.72%) GCP
6 29 (2.58%) Serverless
7 28 (2.50%) Power Platform
8 15 (1.34%) Microsoft 365
9 14 (1.25%) Google Analytics
10 11 (0.98%) Smartsheet
11 9 (0.80%) Snowflake
12 7 (0.62%) Miro
13 6 (0.53%) Amazon S3
13 6 (0.53%) Cloud Computing
13 6 (0.53%) Dynamics 365
13 6 (0.53%) Force.com
13 6 (0.53%) GitHub
13 6 (0.53%) npm
14 5 (0.45%) Amazon SageMaker
14 5 (0.45%) Yarn
Communications & Networking
1 15 (1.34%) Firewall
2 11 (0.98%) VPN
3 9 (0.80%) VoIP
4 8 (0.71%) NAS
4 8 (0.71%) SAN
4 8 (0.71%) TCP/IP
5 6 (0.53%) Ethernet
5 6 (0.53%) Intranet
5 6 (0.53%) VLAN
6 5 (0.45%) DHCP
6 5 (0.45%) DNS
6 5 (0.45%) FTP
6 5 (0.45%) Internet
7 4 (0.36%) HTTP
8 2 (0.18%) BGP
8 2 (0.18%) DMZ
8 2 (0.18%) LAN
8 2 (0.18%) OSPF
8 2 (0.18%) SSL
8 2 (0.18%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 70 (6.24%) Tableau
2 59 (5.26%) Data Warehouse
3 55 (4.90%) Metadata
4 52 (4.63%) Base SAS
5 44 (3.92%) Big Data
6 42 (3.74%) Data Lake
7 40 (3.57%) PostgreSQL
7 40 (3.57%) SQL Server
8 39 (3.48%) Relational Database
9 32 (2.85%) MySQL
10 31 (2.76%) Hadoop
11 29 (2.58%) Spotfire
12 27 (2.41%) Power BI
13 26 (2.32%) Oracle ODI
14 18 (1.60%) Data Mining
15 17 (1.52%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
16 16 (1.43%) MongoDB
17 15 (1.34%) NoSQL
18 14 (1.25%) Electronic Patient Records
18 14 (1.25%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 48 (4.28%) JIRA
2 43 (3.83%) Git (software)
3 34 (3.03%) Jenkins
4 25 (2.23%) GitLab
5 24 (2.14%) Oracle APEX
6 19 (1.69%) Octopus Deploy
6 19 (1.69%) TestRail
7 17 (1.52%) webpack
8 14 (1.25%) Team Foundation Server
9 13 (1.16%) Cucumber
10 12 (1.07%) Mocha
11 11 (0.98%) Oracle Forms
12 7 (0.62%) ProC
12 7 (0.62%) Selenium
13 6 (0.53%) Grunt
14 5 (0.45%) Balsamiq
14 5 (0.45%) Bitbucket
14 5 (0.45%) Visual Studio
15 4 (0.36%) JUnit
15 4 (0.36%) TeamCity
General
1 472 (42.07%) Pharmaceutical
2 361 (32.17%) Social Skills
3 174 (15.51%) Analytical Skills
4 134 (11.94%) Inclusion and Diversity
5 128 (11.41%) Finance
6 122 (10.87%) Law
7 104 (9.27%) Marketing
8 83 (7.40%) Automotive
9 81 (7.22%) Manufacturing
10 65 (5.79%) Presentation Skills
11 54 (4.81%) French Language
12 52 (4.63%) German Language
13 46 (4.10%) Spanish Language
14 40 (3.57%) Organisational Skills
15 38 (3.39%) Publishing
16 36 (3.21%) Italian Language
17 35 (3.12%) Retail
18 33 (2.94%) Public Sector
19 30 (2.67%) Games
20 20 (1.78%) Influencing Skills
Job Titles
1 146 (13.01%) Consultant
2 130 (11.59%) Developer
3 107 (9.54%) Programmer
4 95 (8.47%) Statistical Programmer
5 79 (7.04%) Analyst
6 70 (6.24%) Software Developer
7 56 (4.99%) Architect
8 54 (4.81%) Product Manager
8 54 (4.81%) Senior Consultant
9 42 (3.74%) Software Engineer
10 41 (3.65%) Graduate
11 40 (3.57%) Implementation Consultant
12 38 (3.39%) Data Manager
13 37 (3.30%) Data Consultant
14 35 (3.12%) Data Engineer
15 33 (2.94%) Strategy Consultant
16 31 (2.76%) Senior Programmer
16 31 (2.76%) Senior Statistical Programmer
17 28 (2.50%) Digital Product Manager
18 27 (2.41%) Python Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 79 (7.04%) React
2 78 (6.95%) Web Services
3 67 (5.97%) .NET
4 52 (4.63%) HTML
5 51 (4.55%) CSS
6 40 (3.57%) ASP.NET
7 39 (3.48%) Node.js
8 37 (3.30%) AngularJS
9 33 (2.94%) REST
10 31 (2.76%) RESTful
11 28 (2.50%) XML
12 27 (2.41%) Redux
13 26 (2.32%) .NET Framework
14 25 (2.23%) ASP.NET Core
15 22 (1.96%) HTML5
15 22 (1.96%) Pandas
16 21 (1.87%) .NET Core
16 21 (1.87%) Kafka
17 20 (1.78%) Middleware
18 19 (1.69%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 132 (11.76%) Management Information System
2 90 (8.02%) Biotechnology
3 83 (7.40%) Renewable Energy
4 72 (6.42%) Algorithms
5 57 (5.08%) User Experience
6 48 (4.28%) Social Media
7 47 (4.19%) Self-Motivation
8 38 (3.39%) Reference Data
9 30 (2.67%) Virtual Team
10 28 (2.50%) Pharmacovigilance
11 23 (2.05%) Cloud Native
11 23 (2.05%) Legacy Systems
12 22 (1.96%) LIMS
13 19 (1.69%) Client/Server
14 17 (1.52%) Data Structures
14 17 (1.52%) Enterprise Software
15 14 (1.25%) Mobile App
16 11 (0.98%) Semantic Web
17 10 (0.89%) Greenfield Project
17 10 (0.89%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 39 (3.48%) Windows
2 31 (2.76%) Linux
3 25 (2.23%) Unix
4 22 (1.96%) Mac OS
5 13 (1.16%) Windows Server
6 7 (0.62%) Windows Server 2012
6 7 (0.62%) Windows Server 2016
7 4 (0.36%) DC/OS
7 4 (0.36%) Windows 7
8 3 (0.27%) Windows 10
9 2 (0.18%) Mac OS X
9 2 (0.18%) Windows 8
10 1 (0.089%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.089%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 396 (35.29%) Agile Software Development
2 334 (29.77%) Analytics
3 314 (27.99%) Computer Science
4 308 (27.45%) Data Science
5 196 (17.47%) Data Management
6 179 (15.95%) Problem-Solving
7 162 (14.44%) Mathematics
8 161 (14.35%) Validation
9 156 (13.90%) Software Engineering
10 152 (13.55%) Project Management
11 138 (12.30%) Scrum
12 133 (11.85%) Visualisation
13 121 (10.78%) Mentoring
14 114 (10.16%) Data Governance
15 110 (9.80%) Coaching
16 108 (9.63%) Statistics
17 106 (9.45%) Business Intelligence
18 93 (8.29%) Data Modelling
19 88 (7.84%) DevOps
20 86 (7.66%) Artificial Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 197 (17.56%) SQL
2 149 (13.28%) Python
3 86 (7.66%) JavaScript
4 67 (5.97%) Java
5 56 (4.99%) R
6 55 (4.90%) TypeScript
7 54 (4.81%) SAS Macro
8 53 (4.72%) C#
9 38 (3.39%) C
10 33 (2.94%) Scala
11 24 (2.14%) Bash Shell
12 21 (1.87%) C++
13 17 (1.52%) PowerShell
14 14 (1.25%) VBA
15 13 (1.16%) ES6
16 12 (1.07%) ES7
16 12 (1.07%) PL/SQL
17 10 (0.89%) PHP
18 7 (0.62%) Julia
18 7 (0.62%) PROC SQL
Qualifications
1 469 (41.80%) Degree
2 113 (10.07%) Computer Science Degree
3 88 (7.84%) PhD
4 72 (6.42%) Master's Degree
5 42 (3.74%) Numerate Degree
6 33 (2.94%) PMI Certification
7 31 (2.76%) MBA
7 31 (2.76%) PMP
8 10 (0.89%) ISEB
9 9 (0.80%) TOGAF Certification
10 7 (0.62%) CISM
10 7 (0.62%) CISSP
11 6 (0.53%) ACCA
11 6 (0.53%) CIMA
12 2 (0.18%) CCNA
12 2 (0.18%) CCNP
12 2 (0.18%) Cisco Certification
12 2 (0.18%) CRISC
12 2 (0.18%) Postgraduate
12 2 (0.18%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 88 (7.84%) Data Quality
2 85 (7.58%) CDISC
3 77 (6.86%) QA
4 58 (5.17%) Good Clinical Practice
5 57 (5.08%) GxP
6 41 (3.65%) GDPR
7 37 (3.30%) 21 CFR Part 11
8 18 (1.60%) GMP
8 18 (1.60%) HIPAA
9 16 (1.43%) ISO 13485
10 9 (0.80%) ISO/IEC 27001
11 8 (0.71%) IEC 62304
12 6 (0.53%) SLA
13 5 (0.45%) Accessibility
13 5 (0.45%) GAMP
14 2 (0.18%) ISO 9001
14 2 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 17025
14 2 (0.18%) NIST
14 2 (0.18%) PMO
15 1 (0.089%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 77 (6.86%) Docker
2 13 (1.16%) Active Directory
2 13 (1.16%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (0.27%) Hyper-V
4 2 (0.18%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.089%) Firmware
5 1 (0.089%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 86 (7.66%) Kubernetes
2 25 (2.23%) Ansible
3 17 (1.52%) Terraform
4 13 (1.16%) Oracle EDQ
5 6 (0.53%) Kubeflow
6 5 (0.45%) Hadoop YARN
6 5 (0.45%) Prometheus
7 4 (0.36%) Apache Brooklyn
7 4 (0.36%) Marathon
7 4 (0.36%) Mesos
8 3 (0.27%) Computer Incident Response Team
9 1 (0.089%) FortiGate
9 1 (0.089%) Puppet
9 1 (0.089%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 114 (10.16%) Oracle
2 97 (8.65%) Microsoft
3 83 (7.40%) SAP
4 51 (4.55%) Salesforce.com
5 41 (3.65%) Facebook
5 41 (3.65%) Instagram
6 35 (3.12%) Adobe
6 35 (3.12%) OpenText
7 27 (2.41%) Agilent
8 24 (2.14%) YouTube
9 22 (1.96%) Google
10 18 (1.60%) MuleSoft
11 16 (1.43%) Informatica
12 15 (1.34%) Workday
13 14 (1.25%) VMware
14 13 (1.16%) Cisco
14 13 (1.16%) Saba
15 9 (0.80%) Dataiku
15 9 (0.80%) IBM
16 8 (0.71%) PTC