Period
to 22 February 2019

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Life Science in permanent job vacancies advertised in the South East. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Life Science over the 6 months to 22 February 2019 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Life Sciences
England > South East
6 months to
22 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 377 515 473
Rank change year-on-year +138 -42 +73
Permanent jobs citing Life Science 146 48 92
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.54% 0.15% 0.29%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.44% 0.42% 0.83%
Number of salaries quoted 73 32 61
South East median annual salary £40,000 £60,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -33.33% +20.00% +25.00%
10th Percentile £26,000 £32,500 £23,750
90th Percentile £62,500 £76,775 £62,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000

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 the South East with a requirement for generic IT skills.

All Generic IT Skills
South East
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 10,128 11,394 11,142
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 37.69% 36.10% 35.45%
Number of salaries quoted 7,912 9,221 8,938
South East median annual salary £48,250 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.22% - -
10th Percentile £28,000 £26,250 £27,000
90th Percentile £73,750 £70,000 £70,000
England median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +10.00% - -

Life Science
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing Life Science as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South East.

Job vacancy trend for Life Science in the South East

Life Science
Salary Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Life Science in the South East.

Salary trend for Life Science in the South East

Life Science
Salary Histogram in the South East

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Life Science in the South East over the 6 months to 22 February 2019.

Salary histogram for Life Science in the South East

Life Science
Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Life Science within the South East region over the 6 months to 22 February 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
Thames Valley +86 104 £42,500 -29.17% 34
Oxfordshire +86 69 £35,000 - 6
Surrey +51 25 £40,000 -23.81% 6
Buckinghamshire - 22 £42,500 - 5
Hampshire +32 16 £55,000 -20.58% 3
Berkshire +12 13 £57,500 -4.17% 24
Life Science
England

For the 6 months to 22 February 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 South East region with a requirement for Life Science.

1 45 (30.82%) Pharmaceutical
2 43 (29.45%) Manufacturing
3 32 (21.92%) Mathematics
4 31 (21.23%) Agile Software Development
5 30 (20.55%) Computer Science
6 28 (19.18%) Problem-Solving
7 27 (18.49%) Analytics
7 27 (18.49%) Windows
8 24 (16.44%) Data Management
8 24 (16.44%) Test Automation
9 23 (15.75%) SQL
10 22 (15.07%) C++
11 21 (14.38%) C#
12 20 (13.70%) HTML
12 20 (13.70%) CSS
12 20 (13.70%) Python
12 20 (13.70%) Git (software)
12 20 (13.70%) Chemistry
13 19 (13.01%) ERP
13 19 (13.01%) Data Science
14 18 (12.33%) Microsoft Excel
14 18 (12.33%) Regression Testing
14 18 (12.33%) Finance
15 17 (11.64%) PhD
15 17 (11.64%) Microsoft Office
15 17 (11.64%) Biology
16 16 (10.96%) Degree
16 16 (10.96%) .NET
16 16 (10.96%) Java
16 16 (10.96%) Linux

Life Science
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 10 (6.85%) Documentum
2 7 (4.79%) Apache
3 5 (3.42%) OpenStack
4 4 (2.74%) Apache Spark
4 4 (2.74%) MS Exchange
4 4 (2.74%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.68%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 18 (12.33%) Microsoft Excel
2 17 (11.64%) Microsoft Office
3 10 (6.85%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (1.37%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (2.74%) Oracle EBS
1 4 (2.74%) PeopleSoft HCM
1 4 (2.74%) SAP S/4HANA
2 3 (2.05%) SAP BPC
2 3 (2.05%) SAP GRC
2 3 (2.05%) SAP GTS
2 3 (2.05%) SAP MDG
2 3 (2.05%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 2 (1.37%) SAP ERP
4 1 (0.68%) HFM
4 1 (0.68%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 1 (0.68%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 11 (7.53%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
2 5 (3.42%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (3.42%) Cloud Computing
2 5 (3.42%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (2.74%) Google Analytics
4 3 (2.05%) Office 365
5 2 (1.37%) SaaS
6 1 (0.68%) Salesforce Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 6 (4.11%) HTTP
2 5 (3.42%) Firewall
2 5 (3.42%) Software-Defined Networking
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (8.22%) SQL Server
2 8 (5.48%) Hadoop
3 6 (4.11%) Data Mining
4 5 (3.42%) Apache Hive
4 5 (3.42%) MongoDB
5 4 (2.74%) SAP BW
6 3 (2.05%) Spotfire
7 1 (0.68%) BusinessObjects
7 1 (0.68%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
7 1 (0.68%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.68%) Power BI
7 1 (0.68%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 20 (13.70%) Git (software)
2 10 (6.85%) Team Foundation Server
3 7 (4.79%) JIRA
4 3 (2.05%) NetBeans
4 3 (2.05%) Subversion
5 2 (1.37%) Cucumber
5 2 (1.37%) Gatling
5 2 (1.37%) Visual Studio
General
1 45 (30.82%) Pharmaceutical
2 43 (29.45%) Manufacturing
3 18 (12.33%) Finance
4 10 (6.85%) Telecoms
5 7 (4.79%) Retail
6 6 (4.11%) Automotive
7 5 (3.42%) Aerospace
8 4 (2.74%) Banking
8 4 (2.74%) Electronics
9 2 (1.37%) Advertising
9 2 (1.37%) German Language
9 2 (1.37%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 20 (13.70%) Developer
2 15 (10.27%) Analyst
3 14 (9.59%) Software Test Engineer
3 14 (9.59%) Test Engineer
4 12 (8.22%) Administrator
4 12 (8.22%) Consultant
4 12 (8.22%) Software Engineer
5 11 (7.53%) .NET Developer
5 11 (7.53%) ASP.NET Developer
5 11 (7.53%) C# .NET Developer
5 11 (7.53%) C# ASP.NET Developer
5 11 (7.53%) C# Developer
5 11 (7.53%) Information Officer
5 11 (7.53%) Information Security Officer
5 11 (7.53%) Salesforce Administrator
5 11 (7.53%) Security Officer
5 11 (7.53%) Software Consultant
5 11 (7.53%) Support Engineer
6 10 (6.85%) C# VB.NET Developer
6 10 (6.85%) VB.NET/ASP.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (13.70%) CSS
1 20 (13.70%) HTML
2 16 (10.96%) .NET
3 14 (9.59%) ASP.NET
4 13 (8.90%) jQuery
5 12 (8.22%) KnockoutJS
6 11 (7.53%) Visualforce
7 10 (6.85%) .NET Core
7 10 (6.85%) ASP.NET Web Forms
7 10 (6.85%) CSS3
7 10 (6.85%) HTML5
7 10 (6.85%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 10 (6.85%) WCF
8 6 (4.11%) REST
8 6 (4.11%) Symfony
8 6 (4.11%) Yii
9 5 (3.42%) RabbitMQ
10 4 (2.74%) ASP.NET MVC
10 4 (2.74%) Oracle Fusion
10 4 (2.74%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 9 (6.16%) e-Learning
2 7 (4.79%) Algorithms
2 7 (4.79%) Virtual Team
3 6 (4.11%) User Experience
4 5 (3.42%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (3.42%) Data Centre
4 5 (3.42%) Public Cloud
5 3 (2.05%) Embedded Systems
5 3 (2.05%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
5 3 (2.05%) Management Information System
5 3 (2.05%) Robotics
6 2 (1.37%) Self-Motivation
6 2 (1.37%) Verilog
6 2 (1.37%) VHDL
7 1 (0.68%) Biotechnology
7 1 (0.68%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 27 (18.49%) Windows
2 16 (10.96%) Linux
3 9 (6.16%) Windows Server
4 5 (3.42%) Unix
5 4 (2.74%) CentOS
5 4 (2.74%) Debian
5 4 (2.74%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (21.92%) Mathematics
2 31 (21.23%) Agile Software Development
3 30 (20.55%) Computer Science
4 28 (19.18%) Problem-Solving
5 27 (18.49%) Analytics
6 24 (16.44%) Data Management
6 24 (16.44%) Test Automation
7 20 (13.70%) Chemistry
8 19 (13.01%) Data Science
8 19 (13.01%) ERP
9 18 (12.33%) Regression Testing
10 17 (11.64%) Biology
11 15 (10.27%) Time Management
12 14 (9.59%) MVC
12 14 (9.59%) Risk Management
13 13 (8.90%) Scrum
13 13 (8.90%) Use Case
14 12 (8.22%) Load Testing
14 12 (8.22%) Security Testing
14 12 (8.22%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 23 (15.75%) SQL
2 22 (15.07%) C++
3 21 (14.38%) C#
4 20 (13.70%) Python
5 16 (10.96%) Java
6 11 (7.53%) Apex Code
7 10 (6.85%) SOQL
7 10 (6.85%) SOSL
7 10 (6.85%) T-SQL
7 10 (6.85%) VB.NET
8 7 (4.79%) JavaScript
9 6 (4.11%) C
9 6 (4.11%) PHP
9 6 (4.11%) R
10 5 (3.42%) Bash Shell
11 4 (2.74%) Delphi
11 4 (2.74%) Perl
11 4 (2.74%) Ruby
11 4 (2.74%) Scala
12 3 (2.05%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 17 (11.64%) PhD
2 16 (10.96%) Degree
3 10 (6.85%) CCNA
3 10 (6.85%) Cisco Certification
3 10 (6.85%) Network+ Certification
4 5 (3.42%) Master's Degree
5 3 (2.05%) HND
5 3 (2.05%) SAP Certification
6 2 (1.37%) DV Cleared
6 2 (1.37%) ISTQB
6 2 (1.37%) SC Cleared
6 2 (1.37%) Security Cleared
6 2 (1.37%) TOGAF Certification
7 1 (0.68%) APMP
7 1 (0.68%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (7.53%) GDPR
2 4 (2.74%) QA
3 3 (2.05%) Data Quality
3 3 (2.05%) GxP
3 3 (2.05%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.68%) CDISC
4 1 (0.68%) GAMP
4 1 (0.68%) JTAG
System Software
1 6 (4.11%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.37%) Docker
3 1 (0.68%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 6 (4.11%) SCCM
1 6 (4.11%) WSUS
2 5 (3.42%) Ansible
2 5 (3.42%) Puppet
3 2 (1.37%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 16 (10.96%) Microsoft
2 13 (8.90%) Google
3 12 (8.22%) Oracle
3 12 (8.22%) Salesforce.com
4 10 (6.85%) EMC
4 10 (6.85%) Pardot
4 10 (6.85%) Telerik
5 9 (6.16%) Red Hat
6 8 (5.48%) SAP
7 4 (2.74%) Ariba
7 4 (2.74%) Cognizant
7 4 (2.74%) Cognos
7 4 (2.74%) PeopleSoft
7 4 (2.74%) Tableau
8 2 (1.37%) JD Edwards
8 2 (1.37%) RapidMiner
9 1 (0.68%) Hyperion
9 1 (0.68%) Lotus