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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 16 August 2022 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Life Sciences
UK > England
6 months to
16 Aug 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 274 348 575
Rank change year-on-year +74 +227 +122
Permanent jobs citing Life Science 1,980 951 177
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 1.41% 0.93% 0.31%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 3.08% 2.25% 0.83%
Number of salaries quoted 234 203 135
10th Percentile £42,500 £27,000 £32,500
25th Percentile £48,750 £37,500 £40,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £67,500 £55,000 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year +22.73% +4.76% +5.00%
75th Percentile £77,500 £82,500 £66,250
90th Percentile £95,000 £102,500 £85,000
UK median annual salary £65,000 £52,500 £52,500
% change year-on-year +23.81% - +5.00%

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.

All Generic Skills
England
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 64,231 42,216 21,269
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 45.68% 41.43% 37.17%
Number of salaries quoted 30,254 25,720 17,111
10th Percentile £34,500 £33,000 £32,500
25th Percentile £45,526 £42,500 £42,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £62,500 £60,000 £57,500
Median % change year-on-year +4.17% +4.35% +4.55%
75th Percentile £85,000 £80,000 £77,500
90th Percentile £105,000 £97,500 £98,000
UK median annual salary £62,500 £60,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +4.17% +9.09% -

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 16 August 2022.

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 16 August 2022. 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 +135 958 £70,000 +7.69% 57
East of England -1 442 £49,500 -17.50% 25
South East -16 269 £45,000 +3.50% 21
North of England +1 136 £50,173 +64.50% 21
Midlands +10 99 £62,500 +38.89% 15
North West -31 72 £55,000 +64.18% 7
Yorkshire +9 61 £50,173 +178.74% 11
East Midlands +26 59 £48,250 -6.31% 7
South West +36 49 £50,000 -13.04% 7
West Midlands -35 40 £65,000 +44.44% 8
North East -11 3 £45,000 - 3
Life Science
UK

For the 6 months to 16 August 2022, 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 1,134 (57.27%) Agile
2 1,098 (55.45%) Finance
3 1,018 (51.41%) Manufacturing
4 971 (49.04%) Innovative Thinking
5 816 (41.21%) Java
6 793 (40.05%) AWS
7 747 (37.73%) Google
8 721 (36.41%) Azure
9 707 (35.71%) GCP
10 693 (35.00%) Git (software)
11 668 (33.74%) JavaScript
12 660 (33.33%) Microservices
13 648 (32.73%) Python
14 643 (32.47%) Coaching
15 622 (31.41%) Serverless
16 590 (29.80%) Mentoring
17 560 (28.28%) Social Skills
18 521 (26.31%) Pharmaceutical
19 519 (26.21%) DevOps
19 519 (26.21%) CI/CD
20 517 (26.11%) Test Automation
21 508 (25.66%) Scrum
22 491 (24.80%) Microsoft
23 488 (24.65%) SQL
24 485 (24.49%) Kubernetes
25 476 (24.04%) TDD
26 468 (23.64%) Degree
27 445 (22.47%) Cloud Functions
28 441 (22.27%) BDD
29 420 (21.21%) .NET

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
1 229 (11.57%) Apache Spark
2 158 (7.98%) Apache
3 110 (5.56%) SAS
4 103 (5.20%) IIS
5 95 (4.80%) JBoss
5 95 (4.80%) Tomcat
6 74 (3.74%) SharePoint
7 46 (2.32%) Documentum
8 22 (1.11%) Confluence
9 18 (0.91%) IBM Domino
10 16 (0.81%) OpenStack
11 10 (0.51%) CMS
12 5 (0.25%) Apache Airflow
13 2 (0.10%) Skype for Business
14 1 (0.051%) Adobe Experience Manager
Applications
1 70 (3.54%) Microsoft Excel
2 49 (2.47%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 37 (1.87%) Microsoft Office
4 27 (1.36%) Microsoft Project
5 11 (0.56%) Spreadsheet
6 10 (0.51%) MS Visio
7 5 (0.25%) FrameMaker
8 3 (0.15%) Acrobat
8 3 (0.15%) RoboHelp
8 3 (0.15%) Zeplin
9 1 (0.051%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 1 (0.051%) Chatbot
9 1 (0.051%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 46 (2.32%) TrackWise
2 8 (0.40%) SAP ERP
3 7 (0.35%) SAP MDG
3 7 (0.35%) SAP S/4HANA
4 3 (0.15%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.051%) Eloqua
5 1 (0.051%) Oracle EBS R12
5 1 (0.051%) Primavera
5 1 (0.051%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 793 (40.05%) AWS
2 721 (36.41%) Azure
3 707 (35.71%) GCP
4 622 (31.41%) Serverless
5 445 (22.47%) Cloud Functions
6 295 (14.90%) AWS Lambda
7 290 (14.65%) OpenShift
8 169 (8.54%) PaaS
9 155 (7.83%) Dialogflow
9 155 (7.83%) Google App Engine
9 155 (7.83%) Google Compute Engine
9 155 (7.83%) Google Kubernetes Engine
10 111 (5.61%) SaaS
11 106 (5.35%) AWS CloudFormation
12 95 (4.80%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 95 (4.80%) AWS CodePipeline
12 95 (4.80%) Azure Stack
13 76 (3.84%) Veeva
14 44 (2.22%) Microsoft 365
15 25 (1.26%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 295 (14.90%) Internet
2 107 (5.40%) Firewall
3 13 (0.66%) LAN
4 8 (0.40%) WAN
4 8 (0.40%) Wireless
5 7 (0.35%) Wi-Fi
6 6 (0.30%) HTTP
6 6 (0.30%) Network Security
6 6 (0.30%) VoIP
7 5 (0.25%) NAS
7 5 (0.25%) SAN
8 4 (0.20%) Intrusion Detection
8 4 (0.20%) VPN
9 3 (0.15%) Ethernet
9 3 (0.15%) Modbus
9 3 (0.15%) SD-WAN
9 3 (0.15%) TCP/IP
10 2 (0.10%) Skype
10 2 (0.10%) WLAN
11 1 (0.051%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 350 (17.68%) Relational Database
2 255 (12.88%) SQL Server
3 231 (11.67%) MySQL
4 229 (11.57%) PostgreSQL
5 208 (10.51%) MongoDB
6 198 (10.00%) NoSQL
7 195 (9.85%) Apache Cassandra
7 195 (9.85%) Flink
8 159 (8.03%) BigQuery
9 155 (7.83%) Cloud Spanner
10 81 (4.09%) Big Data
11 53 (2.68%) Tableau
12 29 (1.46%) Metadata
13 27 (1.36%) Data Warehouse
14 20 (1.01%) Base SAS
14 20 (1.01%) Oracle Database
15 18 (0.91%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 17 (0.86%) RDBMS
17 15 (0.76%) Oracle ODI
18 13 (0.66%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 693 (35.00%) Git (software)
2 367 (18.54%) Gradle
3 362 (18.28%) Maven
4 294 (14.85%) Subversion
5 283 (14.29%) Jenkins
6 275 (13.89%) JIRA
7 195 (9.85%) Ant
8 164 (8.28%) JUnit
9 163 (8.23%) Mockito
10 25 (1.26%) Cucumber
11 18 (0.91%) Mocha
11 18 (0.91%) webpack
12 14 (0.71%) GitLab
13 13 (0.66%) RStudio
13 13 (0.66%) Toad
14 10 (0.51%) Bitbucket
15 8 (0.40%) CircleCI
16 7 (0.35%) Cypress.io
16 7 (0.35%) Oracle Forms
16 7 (0.35%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 1,098 (55.45%) Finance
2 1,018 (51.41%) Manufacturing
3 560 (28.28%) Social Skills
4 521 (26.31%) Pharmaceutical
5 359 (18.13%) Inclusion and Diversity
6 192 (9.70%) Public Sector
7 154 (7.78%) Analytical Skills
8 89 (4.49%) Law
9 67 (3.38%) Retail
10 64 (3.23%) Marketing
11 51 (2.58%) French Language
11 51 (2.58%) German Language
12 48 (2.42%) Spanish Language
13 46 (2.32%) Italian Language
14 45 (2.27%) Presentation Skills
15 42 (2.12%) Publishing
16 37 (1.87%) Automotive
17 34 (1.72%) Organisational Skills
18 25 (1.26%) Legal
19 21 (1.06%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 368 (18.59%) Java Engineer
2 226 (11.41%) Analyst
3 195 (9.85%) Senior Java Engineer
4 184 (9.29%) Technical Leader
5 164 (8.28%) Principal Engineer
6 162 (8.18%) Information Analyst
7 157 (7.93%) Security Analyst
8 156 (7.88%) Information Security Analyst
9 155 (7.83%) Cloud Engineer
9 155 (7.83%) GCP Engineer
10 114 (5.76%) DevOps Engineer
11 112 (5.66%) Developer
12 95 (4.80%) Senior DevOps
12 95 (4.80%) Senior DevOps Engineer
13 92 (4.65%) Consultant
14 91 (4.60%) Programmer
15 80 (4.04%) Statistical Programmer
16 71 (3.59%) Project Manager
17 67 (3.38%) Implementation Consultant
18 56 (2.83%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 420 (21.21%) .NET
2 374 (18.89%) RESTful
3 273 (13.79%) HTML
4 263 (13.28%) Node.js
5 249 (12.58%) CSS
6 209 (10.56%) ASP.NET
7 199 (10.05%) Spring
8 195 (9.85%) JDBC
9 183 (9.24%) .NET Core
10 177 (8.94%) JSON
11 167 (8.43%) JPA
12 163 (8.23%) Hibernate
13 155 (7.83%) Apache Beam
14 99 (5.00%) Elastic Stack
15 63 (3.18%) React
16 59 (2.98%) REST
17 34 (1.72%) Web Services
18 28 (1.41%) HTML5
18 28 (1.41%) Twitter Bootstrap
19 27 (1.36%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 387 (19.55%) Data Structures
2 375 (18.94%) Algorithms
3 301 (15.20%) Linux Command Line
4 203 (10.25%) Cloud Native
5 186 (9.39%) Public Cloud
6 155 (7.83%) Legacy Applications
7 114 (5.76%) Biotechnology
8 99 (5.00%) Management Information System
9 68 (3.43%) Self-Motivation
10 67 (3.38%) Pharmacovigilance
11 46 (2.32%) User Experience
12 35 (1.77%) Renewable Energy
13 33 (1.67%) Virtual Team
14 32 (1.62%) IoT
15 31 (1.57%) NHS
16 30 (1.52%) Social Media
17 29 (1.46%) Industry 4.0
18 19 (0.96%) FPGA
19 16 (0.81%) Analytical Mindset
19 16 (0.81%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 229 (11.57%) Unix
2 156 (7.88%) Linux
3 129 (6.52%) Windows
4 117 (5.91%) Windows Server
5 26 (1.31%) Apple iOS
6 23 (1.16%) Android
7 13 (0.66%) Solaris
8 5 (0.25%) Windows Server 2012
9 4 (0.20%) Ubuntu
9 4 (0.20%) Windows 10
10 3 (0.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 2 (0.10%) Mac OS
11 2 (0.10%) VMS
11 2 (0.10%) Windows Server 2016
12 1 (0.051%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,134 (57.27%) Agile
2 971 (49.04%) Innovative Thinking
3 660 (33.33%) Microservices
4 643 (32.47%) Coaching
5 590 (29.80%) Mentoring
6 519 (26.21%) CI/CD
6 519 (26.21%) DevOps
7 517 (26.11%) Test Automation
8 508 (25.66%) Scrum
9 476 (24.04%) TDD
10 441 (22.27%) BDD
11 315 (15.91%) Disaster Recovery
12 299 (15.10%) Customer-Centricity
13 297 (15.00%) Service Design
14 296 (14.95%) High Availability
15 295 (14.90%) Strategic Thinking
16 286 (14.44%) Software Engineering
17 278 (14.04%) Computer Science
18 239 (12.07%) Full Stack Development
19 231 (11.67%) Data Science
Programming Languages
1 816 (41.21%) Java
2 668 (33.74%) JavaScript
3 648 (32.73%) Python
4 488 (24.65%) SQL
5 207 (10.45%) PHP
6 205 (10.35%) PowerShell
7 197 (9.95%) Perl
8 195 (9.85%) Ruby
8 195 (9.85%) Shell Script
9 53 (2.68%) C#
10 52 (2.63%) ES6
11 51 (2.58%) TypeScript
12 39 (1.97%) Scala
13 34 (1.72%) R
14 32 (1.62%) C
15 23 (1.16%) Bash
16 22 (1.11%) SAS Macro
17 19 (0.96%) PL/SQL
18 18 (0.91%) ES7
19 15 (0.76%) C++
Qualifications
1 468 (23.64%) Degree
2 99 (5.00%) Computer Science Degree
3 44 (2.22%) Master's Degree
4 38 (1.92%) PMI Certification
5 36 (1.82%) PhD
6 29 (1.46%) PMP
7 13 (0.66%) Numerate Degree
8 10 (0.51%) DBS Check
9 9 (0.45%) APMP
10 8 (0.40%) CISM
10 8 (0.40%) CISSP
11 7 (0.35%) Postgraduate
12 5 (0.25%) GNVQ
13 4 (0.20%) CCNA
13 4 (0.20%) Cisco Certification
13 4 (0.20%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 2 (0.10%) CISA
14 2 (0.10%) CRISC
14 2 (0.10%) Microsoft Certification
15 1 (0.051%) IIBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 166 (8.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 164 (8.28%) Cyber Essentials
3 161 (8.13%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 157 (7.93%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
5 104 (5.25%) QA
6 81 (4.09%) Good Clinical Practice
7 68 (3.43%) CDISC
8 62 (3.13%) GLP
9 35 (1.77%) GxP
10 32 (1.62%) Data Quality
11 23 (1.16%) GDPR
12 20 (1.01%) GMP
13 17 (0.86%) ISO 9001
14 15 (0.76%) PMO
15 10 (0.51%) NIST
15 10 (0.51%) SLA
16 9 (0.45%) Accessibility
16 9 (0.45%) Sarbanes-Oxley
17 8 (0.40%) 21 CFR Part 11
18 7 (0.35%) ISO 13485
System Software
1 374 (18.89%) Docker
2 112 (5.66%) Virtual Machines
3 24 (1.21%) Active Directory
4 13 (0.66%) Oracle Clusterware
4 13 (0.66%) Oracle RAC
5 7 (0.35%) Firmware
5 7 (0.35%) Hyper-V
6 6 (0.30%) VMware Infrastructure
7 5 (0.25%) Virtual Desktop
8 1 (0.051%) Embedded Firmware
8 1 (0.051%) HDFS
8 1 (0.051%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 1 (0.051%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 485 (24.49%) Kubernetes
2 127 (6.41%) Terraform
3 111 (5.61%) Ansible
4 100 (5.05%) Puppet
5 95 (4.80%) Opscode Chef
6 16 (0.81%) Prometheus
7 13 (0.66%) Data Guard
7 13 (0.66%) NetBackup
7 13 (0.66%) Oracle RMAN
7 13 (0.66%) Oracle ZFS
8 9 (0.45%) Microsoft Intune
9 5 (0.25%) Nagios
10 1 (0.051%) FlexNet
10 1 (0.051%) SCCM
10 1 (0.051%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 747 (37.73%) Google
2 491 (24.80%) Microsoft
3 115 (5.81%) Oracle
4 100 (5.05%) Splunk
5 73 (3.69%) SAP
6 69 (3.48%) Salesforce.com
7 46 (2.32%) OpenText
8 45 (2.27%) Workday
9 22 (1.11%) Facebook
10 21 (1.06%) MuleSoft
11 16 (0.81%) New Relic
12 13 (0.66%) Commvault
12 13 (0.66%) Informatica
13 11 (0.56%) Adobe
13 11 (0.56%) Alteryx
14 6 (0.30%) Agilent
14 6 (0.30%) Progress
14 6 (0.30%) VMware
15 5 (0.25%) Sun
15 5 (0.25%) Sybase