Period
to 25 September 2021

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Life Science in permanent job vacancies advertised in London. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Life Science over the 6 months to 25 September 2021 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Life Sciences
England > London
6 months to
25 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 398 442 629
Rank change year-on-year +44 +187 +40
Permanent jobs citing Life Science 351 40 122
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in London 0.72% 0.20% 0.22%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.62% 0.49% 0.58%
Number of salaries quoted 120 33 79
10th Percentile £27,675 £45,500 £42,250
25th Percentile £41,938 £48,750 £53,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £70,000 £60,000
Median % change year-on-year -21.43% +16.67% -7.69%
75th Percentile £85,000 £85,000 £73,750
90th Percentile £110,500 £87,500 £96,500
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +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 London with a requirement for generic IT skills.

All Generic IT Skills
London
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 21,710 8,166 21,074
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 44.28% 40.64% 37.76%
Number of salaries quoted 12,725 6,789 16,628
10th Percentile £42,500 £42,500 £36,250
25th Percentile £53,750 £55,000 £47,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £72,500 £72,500 £65,000
Median % change year-on-year - +11.54% -
75th Percentile £92,500 £95,000 £85,000
90th Percentile £112,500 £120,000 £105,000
England median annual salary £60,000 £60,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year - +9.09% +4.76%

Life Science
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for Life Science in London

Life Science
Salary Trend in London

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

Salary trend for Life Science in London

Life Science
Salary Histogram in London

Salary distribution for jobs citing Life Science in London over the 6 months to 25 September 2021.

Salary histogram for Life Science in London

Life Science
Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Life Science within the London region over the 6 months to 25 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
Central London -27 33 £95,000 +35.71% 14
West London -73 3 £67,500 +58.82% 5
South London -22 1 £26,250 -32.26%
Life Science
England

For the 6 months to 25 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 London region with a requirement for Life Science.

1 179 (51.00%) Pharmaceutical
2 141 (40.17%) Degree
3 121 (34.47%) Social Skills
4 101 (28.77%) Agile Software Development
4 101 (28.77%) Analytics
5 94 (26.78%) Veeva
5 94 (26.78%) SaaS
6 91 (25.93%) Computer Science
7 69 (19.66%) Project Management
8 64 (18.23%) Finance
9 61 (17.38%) Validation
9 61 (17.38%) Data Science
10 56 (15.95%) AWS
11 55 (15.67%) TDD
12 51 (14.53%) Mentoring
13 50 (14.25%) SQL
13 50 (14.25%) Computer Science Degree
14 47 (13.39%) JavaScript
15 45 (12.82%) Oracle
15 45 (12.82%) Data Management
15 45 (12.82%) German Language
16 44 (12.54%) French Language
16 44 (12.54%) Web Services
17 43 (12.25%) Data Strategy
18 42 (11.97%) Law
19 41 (11.68%) Problem-Solving
20 39 (11.11%) Spanish Language
20 39 (11.11%) Artificial Intelligence
21 38 (10.83%) Data Governance
21 38 (10.83%) Project Delivery

Life Science
Co-occurring IT Skills in London 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 36 (10.26%) Documentum
2 35 (9.97%) SharePoint
3 17 (4.84%) SAS
4 15 (4.27%) CMS
5 12 (3.42%) Headless CMS
6 9 (2.56%) WordPress
7 8 (2.28%) Apache Spark
8 7 (1.99%) Drupal
9 4 (1.14%) Apache
9 4 (1.14%) Confluence
10 2 (0.57%) Apache Solr
10 2 (0.57%) IIS
11 1 (0.28%) Appian
11 1 (0.28%) Elasticsearch
11 1 (0.28%) Jupyter
11 1 (0.28%) nginx
11 1 (0.28%) OpenStack
Applications
1 10 (2.85%) Microsoft Project
2 9 (2.56%) Figma
3 8 (2.28%) Windchill
4 7 (1.99%) InVision
5 5 (1.42%) Microsoft Office
6 4 (1.14%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 3 (0.85%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 3 (0.85%) Microsoft Excel
8 2 (0.57%) Sketch
8 2 (0.57%) S-PLUS
9 1 (0.28%) Adobe After Effects
9 1 (0.28%) Adobe Illustrator
9 1 (0.28%) Adobe Premiere
9 1 (0.28%) InDesign
9 1 (0.28%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 27 (7.69%) TrackWise
2 6 (1.71%) BambooHR
3 3 (0.85%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 3 (0.85%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.28%) HFM
4 1 (0.28%) Hyperion Planning
4 1 (0.28%) Oracle Clinical
4 1 (0.28%) Oracle ERP
4 1 (0.28%) Oracle Financials
4 1 (0.28%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
4 1 (0.28%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
4 1 (0.28%) SAP BPC
4 1 (0.28%) SAP GRC
4 1 (0.28%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 94 (26.78%) SaaS
1 94 (26.78%) Veeva
2 56 (15.95%) AWS
3 29 (8.26%) Azure
3 29 (8.26%) GCP
4 11 (3.13%) Google Analytics
5 8 (2.28%) Power Platform
5 8 (2.28%) Smartsheet
6 7 (1.99%) Miro
7 6 (1.71%) Force.com
8 3 (0.85%) Adobe Creative Cloud
8 3 (0.85%) Cloud Computing
8 3 (0.85%) Dynamics 365
8 3 (0.85%) Microsoft 365
9 2 (0.57%) Amazon SageMaker
9 2 (0.57%) MailChimp
9 2 (0.57%) Snowflake
10 1 (0.28%) GitHub
10 1 (0.28%) Heroku
10 1 (0.28%) PowerApps
Communications & Networking
1 5 (1.42%) FTP
2 4 (1.14%) HTTP
3 3 (0.85%) Internet
4 1 (0.28%) WPA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (7.98%) Metadata
2 18 (5.13%) PostgreSQL
3 15 (4.27%) MySQL
3 15 (4.27%) SQL Server
4 12 (3.42%) OLTP
5 11 (3.13%) Big Data
6 9 (2.56%) Tableau
7 8 (2.28%) Power BI
7 8 (2.28%) Relational Database
8 7 (1.99%) Data Warehouse
8 7 (1.99%) MongoDB
9 6 (1.71%) Electronic Patient Records
9 6 (1.71%) Hadoop
9 6 (1.71%) NoSQL
10 5 (1.42%) Apache Hive
11 4 (1.14%) Geospatial Data
12 3 (0.85%) Apache Cassandra
12 3 (0.85%) Apache Ignite
12 3 (0.85%) HBase
12 3 (0.85%) Impala
Development Applications
1 16 (4.56%) Team Foundation Server
2 14 (3.99%) Cucumber
3 13 (3.70%) Oracle Forms
4 12 (3.42%) Mocha
4 12 (3.42%) webpack
5 11 (3.13%) JIRA
6 6 (1.71%) Grunt
7 4 (1.14%) Bitbucket
7 4 (1.14%) TeamCity
8 3 (0.85%) Git (software)
8 3 (0.85%) Selenium
9 2 (0.57%) Appium
9 2 (0.57%) GitLab
9 2 (0.57%) Jenkins
9 2 (0.57%) Postman
9 2 (0.57%) SoapUI
10 1 (0.28%) Octopus Deploy
10 1 (0.28%) SonarQube
10 1 (0.28%) SpecFlow
10 1 (0.28%) TestRail
General
1 179 (51.00%) Pharmaceutical
2 121 (34.47%) Social Skills
3 64 (18.23%) Finance
4 45 (12.82%) German Language
5 44 (12.54%) French Language
6 42 (11.97%) Law
7 39 (11.11%) Spanish Language
8 32 (9.12%) Analytical Skills
9 29 (8.26%) Italian Language
9 29 (8.26%) Public Sector
10 28 (7.98%) Marketing
11 25 (7.12%) Organisational Skills
12 21 (5.98%) Publishing
13 16 (4.56%) Presentation Skills
14 15 (4.27%) Retail
15 12 (3.42%) Manufacturing
16 10 (2.85%) Inclusion and Diversity
17 4 (1.14%) Public Speaking
18 3 (0.85%) Automotive
18 3 (0.85%) Banking
Job Titles
1 136 (38.75%) Consultant
2 49 (13.96%) Developer
3 47 (13.39%) Senior Consultant
4 40 (11.40%) Implementation Consultant
5 38 (10.83%) Data Consultant
6 33 (9.40%) Strategy Consultant
7 27 (7.69%) Principal Consultant
8 26 (7.41%) Senior Implementation Consultant
9 22 (6.27%) Managing Consultant
10 20 (5.70%) Commercial Consultant
10 20 (5.70%) Programmer
10 20 (5.70%) Statistical Programmer
11 16 (4.56%) Data Governance Consultant
11 16 (4.56%) Governance Consultant
12 15 (4.27%) Analyst
12 15 (4.27%) Architect
12 15 (4.27%) Software Developer
13 14 (3.99%) Software Engineer
14 13 (3.70%) Project Manager
15 11 (3.13%) Senior Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (12.54%) Web Services
2 36 (10.26%) React
3 27 (7.69%) HTML
4 26 (7.41%) CSS
4 26 (7.41%) Node.js
5 19 (5.41%) Redux
6 18 (5.13%) .NET
7 16 (4.56%) HTML5
8 14 (3.99%) LESS
8 14 (3.99%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 13 (3.70%) ASP.NET
10 12 (3.42%) ASP.NET MVC
10 12 (3.42%) Chai
10 12 (3.42%) Sass
10 12 (3.42%) WinForms
11 11 (3.13%) GraphQL
12 10 (2.85%) RESTful
13 9 (2.56%) Django
14 7 (1.99%) Laravel
14 7 (1.99%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 34 (9.69%) Management Information System
2 33 (9.40%) Biotechnology
3 19 (5.41%) Algorithms
3 19 (5.41%) Pharmacovigilance
3 19 (5.41%) User Experience
4 16 (4.56%) Virtual Team
5 11 (3.13%) Semantic Web
6 8 (2.28%) Self-Motivation
7 7 (1.99%) Enterprise Software
7 7 (1.99%) Mobile App
8 6 (1.71%) NHS
9 5 (1.42%) Data Structures
9 5 (1.42%) Greenfield Project
9 5 (1.42%) Marketing Technology
9 5 (1.42%) Social Media
10 4 (1.14%) Tandem
11 3 (0.85%) CUDA
11 3 (0.85%) Learning Management System
11 3 (0.85%) Renewable Energy
12 2 (0.57%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 16 (4.56%) Windows
2 4 (1.14%) Unix
3 3 (0.85%) DC/OS
3 3 (0.85%) Linux
4 1 (0.28%) Mac OS
4 1 (0.28%) Ubuntu
4 1 (0.28%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 101 (28.77%) Agile Software Development
1 101 (28.77%) Analytics
2 91 (25.93%) Computer Science
3 69 (19.66%) Project Management
4 61 (17.38%) Data Science
4 61 (17.38%) Validation
5 55 (15.67%) TDD
6 51 (14.53%) Mentoring
7 45 (12.82%) Data Management
8 43 (12.25%) Data Strategy
9 41 (11.68%) Problem-Solving
10 39 (11.11%) Artificial Intelligence
11 38 (10.83%) Data Governance
11 38 (10.83%) Project Delivery
12 37 (10.54%) Visualisation
13 36 (10.26%) Scrum
13 36 (10.26%) Software Engineering
14 35 (9.97%) BDD
14 35 (9.97%) Content Management
15 34 (9.69%) Presales
Programming Languages
1 50 (14.25%) SQL
2 47 (13.39%) JavaScript
3 23 (6.55%) C
3 23 (6.55%) Python
3 23 (6.55%) Scala
4 16 (4.56%) C#
4 16 (4.56%) PowerShell
4 16 (4.56%) TypeScript
5 15 (4.27%) Java
6 13 (3.70%) ES6
6 13 (3.70%) PL/SQL
7 12 (3.42%) ES7
8 10 (2.85%) PHP
9 7 (1.99%) R
10 5 (1.42%) C++
11 4 (1.14%) Java 8
11 4 (1.14%) SAS Macro
12 3 (0.85%) Clojure
12 3 (0.85%) Haskell
12 3 (0.85%) Julia
Qualifications
1 141 (40.17%) Degree
2 50 (14.25%) Computer Science Degree
3 24 (6.84%) Master's Degree
4 19 (5.41%) PMI Certification
5 18 (5.13%) PMP
6 16 (4.56%) PhD
7 11 (3.13%) MBA
8 3 (0.85%) TOGAF Certification
9 2 (0.57%) Numerate Degree
10 1 (0.28%) CISA
10 1 (0.28%) Oracle Certification
10 1 (0.28%) SC Cleared
10 1 (0.28%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (5.98%) Data Quality
2 18 (5.13%) QA
3 13 (3.70%) CDISC
4 9 (2.56%) Good Clinical Practice
5 8 (2.28%) ISO 13485
6 5 (1.42%) Accessibility
7 4 (1.14%) GxP
8 1 (0.28%) Actionable Recommendations
8 1 (0.28%) Cyber Essentials
8 1 (0.28%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
8 1 (0.28%) GAMP
8 1 (0.28%) GRC
8 1 (0.28%) IEC 62304
8 1 (0.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 1 (0.28%) PMO
System Software
1 16 (4.56%) Docker
2 1 (0.28%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 9 (2.56%) Kubernetes
2 3 (0.85%) Apache Brooklyn
2 3 (0.85%) Marathon
2 3 (0.85%) Mesos
3 1 (0.28%) Ansible
3 1 (0.28%) Terraform
Vendors
1 45 (12.82%) Oracle
2 29 (8.26%) Salesforce.com
2 29 (8.26%) SAP
3 28 (7.98%) OpenText
4 24 (6.84%) Microsoft
5 12 (3.42%) Adobe
5 12 (3.42%) Workday
6 11 (3.13%) Google
7 8 (2.28%) PTC
8 6 (1.71%) Sitecore
9 5 (1.42%) Cadence
9 5 (1.42%) Cvent
9 5 (1.42%) Hotjar
10 4 (1.14%) IBM
10 4 (1.14%) ServiceNow
11 3 (0.85%) Cloudera
11 3 (0.85%) Hortonworks
11 3 (0.85%) MapR
11 3 (0.85%) PeopleSoft
12 2 (0.57%) JD Edwards