Period
to 24 June 2021

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 24 June 2021 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Life Sciences
England > South East
6 months to
24 Jun 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 245 346 445
Rank change year-on-year +101 +99 +23
Permanent jobs citing Life Science 165 33 82
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South East 1.07% 0.23% 0.31%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 3.18% 0.73% 0.97%
Number of salaries quoted 28 20 35
10th Percentile £31,036 £27,750 £32,500
25th Percentile £33,000 £46,250 £42,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £41,957 £52,500 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year -20.08% -4.55% -8.33%
75th Percentile £58,438 £60,000 £63,750
90th Percentile £66,150 £60,625 £67,500
England median annual salary £60,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +14.29% +5.00% -

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 5,181 4,529 8,443
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 33.69% 31.70% 32.06%
Number of salaries quoted 3,292 3,700 6,542
10th Percentile £31,250 £31,250 £29,250
25th Percentile £40,000 £38,750 £36,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £52,500 £51,500 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +1.94% +3.00% +5.26%
75th Percentile £65,000 £65,000 £65,000
90th Percentile £77,500 £77,500 £77,500
England median annual salary £57,500 £56,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year +1.77% +2.73% +4.76%

Life Science
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing Life Science as a proportion 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

3-month moving average salary quoted in 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

Salary distribution for jobs citing Life Science in the South East over the 6 months to 24 June 2021.

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 24 June 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
Thames Valley +85 129 £41,957 -30.07% 21
Berkshire +70 90 £57,500 +9.52% 8
Oxfordshire +27 34 £41,957 -30.07% 5
Hampshire -21 14 £58,750 - 6
Surrey - 11 - - 8
West Sussex +6 9 £47,500 -5.00% 5
Buckinghamshire -5 5 £47,269 +65.85% 8
East Sussex -11 2 - - 1
Life Science
England

For the 6 months to 24 June 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 South East region with a requirement for Life Science.

1 71 (43.03%) Degree
2 57 (34.55%) Pharmaceutical
3 56 (33.94%) Social Skills
4 49 (29.70%) Data Science
5 45 (27.27%) Analytics
6 39 (23.64%) Computer Science
7 37 (22.42%) Agile Software Development
8 35 (21.21%) Statistics
9 34 (20.61%) Problem-Solving
10 33 (20.00%) Renewable Energy
10 33 (20.00%) Automotive
10 33 (20.00%) SAS
11 24 (14.55%) Project Management
12 23 (13.94%) Data Management
13 22 (13.33%) Mathematics
13 22 (13.33%) Validation
14 21 (12.73%) Process Improvement
15 20 (12.12%) Master's Degree
15 20 (12.12%) Biotechnology
15 20 (12.12%) CDISC
16 18 (10.91%) SAS Macro
16 18 (10.91%) Base SAS
16 18 (10.91%) Good Clinical Practice
16 18 (10.91%) SQL
16 18 (10.91%) Computer Science Degree
17 16 (9.70%) XML
17 16 (9.70%) Marketing
18 14 (8.48%) SAP
18 14 (8.48%) Microsoft
18 14 (8.48%) Finance

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 33 (20.00%) SAS
2 7 (4.24%) Documentum
2 7 (4.24%) SharePoint
3 2 (1.21%) CMS
4 1 (0.61%) Confluence
Applications
1 13 (7.88%) Microsoft Office
2 9 (5.45%) Microsoft Excel
2 9 (5.45%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 8 (4.85%) Microsoft Project
4 4 (2.42%) MS Visio
4 4 (2.42%) Sketch
4 4 (2.42%) SPSS
5 3 (1.82%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 3 (1.82%) Adobe Illustrator
5 3 (1.82%) InVision
6 2 (1.21%) Adobe After Effects
6 2 (1.21%) FrameMaker
7 1 (0.61%) Acrobat
7 1 (0.61%) Figma
7 1 (0.61%) InDesign
7 1 (0.61%) OmniGraffle
7 1 (0.61%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 5 (3.03%) TrackWise
2 4 (2.42%) Oracle Clinical
3 3 (1.82%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 11 (6.67%) SaaS
2 9 (5.45%) Microsoft 365
3 8 (4.85%) Veeva
4 6 (3.64%) Azure
4 6 (3.64%) GCP
5 4 (2.42%) Apigee
5 4 (2.42%) OpenShift
6 3 (1.82%) AWS
6 3 (1.82%) Smartsheet
7 2 (1.21%) GitHub
8 1 (0.61%) Boomi
8 1 (0.61%) iPaaS
8 1 (0.61%) npm
8 1 (0.61%) Power Platform
8 1 (0.61%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
8 1 (0.61%) Salesforce Service Cloud
8 1 (0.61%) Snowflake
Communications & Networking
1 11 (6.67%) VPN
2 6 (3.64%) DHCP
2 6 (3.64%) DNS
2 6 (3.64%) TCP/IP
3 5 (3.03%) Ethernet
3 5 (3.03%) Firewall
3 5 (3.03%) VLAN
4 3 (1.82%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (10.91%) Base SAS
2 13 (7.88%) Relational Database
3 5 (3.03%) NoSQL
4 3 (1.82%) MySQL
5 2 (1.21%) Electronic Patient Records
5 2 (1.21%) NonStop SQL
5 2 (1.21%) Tableau
6 1 (0.61%) Data Lake
6 1 (0.61%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.61%) MongoDB
6 1 (0.61%) Power BI
6 1 (0.61%) Spotfire
Development Applications
1 4 (2.42%) Git (software)
1 4 (2.42%) JIRA
1 4 (2.42%) JUnit
1 4 (2.42%) ProC
1 4 (2.42%) Selenium
2 3 (1.82%) HP UFT
2 3 (1.82%) JMeter
2 3 (1.82%) SoapUI
2 3 (1.82%) TestNG
3 1 (0.61%) Ant
3 1 (0.61%) Axure RP
3 1 (0.61%) Gradle
3 1 (0.61%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.61%) Maven
3 1 (0.61%) Mockito
3 1 (0.61%) Robot Framework
3 1 (0.61%) SonarQube
General
1 57 (34.55%) Pharmaceutical
2 56 (33.94%) Social Skills
3 33 (20.00%) Automotive
4 16 (9.70%) Marketing
5 14 (8.48%) Analytical Skills
5 14 (8.48%) Finance
5 14 (8.48%) Presentation Skills
6 9 (5.45%) Influencing Skills
7 7 (4.24%) Publishing
8 6 (3.64%) Legal
8 6 (3.64%) Manufacturing
9 5 (3.03%) Czech Language
9 5 (3.03%) Organisational Skills
9 5 (3.03%) Telecoms
10 4 (2.42%) French Language
10 4 (2.42%) German Language
10 4 (2.42%) Italian Language
10 4 (2.42%) Social Science
10 4 (2.42%) Spanish Language
11 3 (1.82%) Law
Job Titles
1 25 (15.15%) Programmer
2 23 (13.94%) Statistical Programmer
3 20 (12.12%) Developer
4 12 (7.27%) Data Manager
5 10 (6.06%) Senior Manager
6 8 (4.85%) Senior Programmer
6 8 (4.85%) Senior Statistical Programmer
6 8 (4.85%) Support Engineer
7 7 (4.24%) Data Scientist
7 7 (4.24%) EDI Developer
7 7 (4.24%) Technical Engineer
7 7 (4.24%) Technical Support
7 7 (4.24%) Technical Support Engineer
8 6 (3.64%) Analyst
8 6 (3.64%) Team Leader
9 5 (3.03%) Network Engineer
9 5 (3.03%) Project Manager
9 5 (3.03%) Security Engineer
9 5 (3.03%) Strategy Manager
9 5 (3.03%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (9.70%) XML
2 12 (7.27%) Web Services
3 9 (5.45%) AngularJS
4 8 (4.85%) REST
5 7 (4.24%) EDI
6 6 (3.64%) .NET
6 6 (3.64%) SOAP
7 5 (3.03%) CSS
8 4 (2.42%) ASP.NET Web API
8 4 (2.42%) JSON
8 4 (2.42%) JSP
8 4 (2.42%) Middleware
8 4 (2.42%) Node.js
8 4 (2.42%) React
9 3 (1.82%) EDIFACT
9 3 (1.82%) HTML
9 3 (1.82%) SAP ALE
10 2 (1.21%) ASP.NET
10 2 (1.21%) COM
10 2 (1.21%) KnockoutJS
Miscellaneous
1 33 (20.00%) Renewable Energy
2 20 (12.12%) Biotechnology
3 12 (7.27%) Management Information System
4 11 (6.67%) User Experience
5 6 (3.64%) Enterprise Software
5 6 (3.64%) Pharmacovigilance
6 4 (2.42%) LIMS
6 4 (2.42%) PMI
7 3 (1.82%) Data Structures
7 3 (1.82%) Self-Motivation
7 3 (1.82%) Social Media
8 2 (1.21%) Mobile App
8 2 (1.21%) Virtual Team
9 1 (0.61%) Algorithms
9 1 (0.61%) e-Learning
9 1 (0.61%) Graphic Design
9 1 (0.61%) Linux Command Line
9 1 (0.61%) New Media
9 1 (0.61%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 9 (5.45%) Windows
2 6 (3.64%) Windows Server
3 3 (1.82%) Linux
4 2 (1.21%) Apple iOS
4 2 (1.21%) Mac OS X
5 1 (0.61%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (29.70%) Data Science
2 45 (27.27%) Analytics
3 39 (23.64%) Computer Science
4 37 (22.42%) Agile Software Development
5 35 (21.21%) Statistics
6 34 (20.61%) Problem-Solving
7 24 (14.55%) Project Management
8 23 (13.94%) Data Management
9 22 (13.33%) Mathematics
9 22 (13.33%) Validation
10 21 (12.73%) Process Improvement
11 13 (7.88%) Biostatistics
11 13 (7.88%) Information Management
11 13 (7.88%) Quality Management
11 13 (7.88%) Statistical Analysis
11 13 (7.88%) Time Management
12 12 (7.27%) Decision-Making
12 12 (7.27%) Mentoring
13 11 (6.67%) Matrix Organization
13 11 (6.67%) Project Delivery
Programming Languages
1 18 (10.91%) SAS Macro
1 18 (10.91%) SQL
2 13 (7.88%) JavaScript
3 11 (6.67%) R
4 10 (6.06%) Java
4 10 (6.06%) Python
5 8 (4.85%) C#
6 6 (3.64%) Perl
6 6 (3.64%) TypeScript
7 5 (3.03%) Bash Shell
8 4 (2.42%) PROC SQL
9 3 (1.82%) C++
9 3 (1.82%) PL/1
9 3 (1.82%) VBScript
10 1 (0.61%) Apex Code
10 1 (0.61%) Groovy
10 1 (0.61%) PowerShell
10 1 (0.61%) Shell Script
10 1 (0.61%) VB
Qualifications
1 71 (43.03%) Degree
2 20 (12.12%) Master's Degree
3 18 (10.91%) Computer Science Degree
4 12 (7.27%) PMI Certification
5 8 (4.85%) PMP
6 4 (2.42%) CSPO
6 4 (2.42%) MBA
6 4 (2.42%) PhD
7 2 (1.21%) Numerate Degree
8 1 (0.61%) CBAP
8 1 (0.61%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (12.12%) CDISC
2 18 (10.91%) Good Clinical Practice
3 11 (6.67%) QA
4 2 (1.21%) GMP
5 1 (0.61%) 21 CFR Part 11
5 1 (0.61%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.61%) GAMP
5 1 (0.61%) GxP
5 1 (0.61%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.61%) ITGC
5 1 (0.61%) PMO
5 1 (0.61%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 6 (3.64%) Active Directory
1 6 (3.64%) Hyper-V
1 6 (3.64%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.61%) Docker
Systems Management
1 5 (3.03%) Kubernetes
2 1 (0.61%) Terraform
Vendors
1 14 (8.48%) Microsoft
1 14 (8.48%) SAP
2 10 (6.06%) Oracle
3 9 (5.45%) Salesforce.com
4 7 (4.24%) OpenText
5 6 (3.64%) Adobe
5 6 (3.64%) Citrix
5 6 (3.64%) Google
5 6 (3.64%) VMware
6 4 (2.42%) Workday
7 3 (1.82%) Atlassian
7 3 (1.82%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
8 1 (0.61%) Dell
8 1 (0.61%) hybris
8 1 (0.61%) Quark