Period
to 23 September 2018

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 23 September 2018 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Life Sciences
England > South East
6 months to
23 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 421 451 494
Rank change year-on-year +30 +43 -49
Permanent jobs citing Life Science 121 89 111
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.42% 0.31% 0.31%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.04% 0.78% 0.76%
Number of salaries quoted 51 65 92
South East median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +18.75% -5.88%
10th Percentile £26,000 £31,460 £24,536
90th Percentile £71,250 £70,250 £75,000
England median annual salary £57,500 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +15.00% +5.26% -

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 11,634 11,406 14,631
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 39.91% 39.41% 40.56%
Number of salaries quoted 9,428 9,346 12,067
South East median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.63%
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £71,250 £67,500 £68,750
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%

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 23 September 2018.

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 23 September 2018. 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 +23 60 £57,500 +27.78% 22
Hampshire +11 39 £60,000 -12.41% 6
Berkshire +13 29 £57,500 +27.78% 10
Oxfordshire +3 28 £57,500 +74.97% 9
Surrey +12 19 £40,000 -23.81% 10
Buckinghamshire - 3 £57,500 - 4
West Sussex -1 2 £50,000 +25.00% 1
Middlesex - 1 £56,000 -
Life Science
England

For the 6 months to 23 September 2018, 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 65 (53.72%) Manufacturing
2 40 (33.06%) Pharmaceutical
3 29 (23.97%) Agile Software Development
4 28 (23.14%) ERP
5 25 (20.66%) Finance
5 25 (20.66%) Computer Science
6 24 (19.83%) Microsoft
7 23 (19.01%) SAP
7 23 (19.01%) Analytics
8 22 (18.18%) HTML
9 21 (17.36%) CSS
10 20 (16.53%) Test Automation
11 19 (15.70%) Git (software)
11 19 (15.70%) Project Management
11 19 (15.70%) Data Management
12 18 (14.88%) Web Services
12 18 (14.88%) JavaScript
13 17 (14.05%) GAMP
13 17 (14.05%) B2B
13 17 (14.05%) Software Engineering
13 17 (14.05%) Problem-Solving
14 16 (13.22%) C++
14 16 (13.22%) Windows
15 15 (12.40%) SAP BW
15 15 (12.40%) C#
15 15 (12.40%) Microsoft Excel
15 15 (12.40%) Degree
16 14 (11.57%) JIRA
16 14 (11.57%) Web Development
16 14 (11.57%) Mathematics

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 8 (6.61%) MS Exchange
2 7 (5.79%) CMS
2 7 (5.79%) Confluence
2 7 (5.79%) WordPress
3 6 (4.96%) IIS
4 1 (0.83%) Apache
4 1 (0.83%) JBoss
4 1 (0.83%) OpenStack
4 1 (0.83%) SAS
4 1 (0.83%) Tomcat
Applications
1 15 (12.40%) Microsoft Excel
2 12 (9.92%) Microsoft Office
3 9 (7.44%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.83%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 11 (9.09%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 5 (4.13%) SAP BPC
2 5 (4.13%) SAP GRC
2 5 (4.13%) SAP GTS
2 5 (4.13%) SAP MDG
2 5 (4.13%) SAP S/4HANA
3 4 (3.31%) Oracle EBS
3 4 (3.31%) PeopleSoft HCM
4 1 (0.83%) HFM
4 1 (0.83%) TrackWise
Cloud Services
1 9 (7.44%) Office 365
2 7 (5.79%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (5.79%) PaaS
3 4 (3.31%) SaaS
4 3 (2.48%) Google Analytics
5 2 (1.65%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 8 (6.61%) DHCP
1 8 (6.61%) DNS
2 7 (5.79%) HTTP
3 3 (2.48%) Internet
4 2 (1.65%) RTP
5 1 (0.83%) Cisco Nexus
5 1 (0.83%) Extranet
5 1 (0.83%) Firewall
5 1 (0.83%) LAN
5 1 (0.83%) RS-232
5 1 (0.83%) Software-Defined Networking
5 1 (0.83%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.83%) VLAN
5 1 (0.83%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (12.40%) SAP BW
2 13 (10.74%) SQL Server
3 12 (9.92%) MySQL
4 10 (8.26%) BusinessObjects
4 10 (8.26%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
4 10 (8.26%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
4 10 (8.26%) Crystal Reports
4 10 (8.26%) Lumira
4 10 (8.26%) SAP HANA
5 8 (6.61%) Relational Database
6 7 (5.79%) MariaDB
6 7 (5.79%) Oracle Database
6 7 (5.79%) Oracle Database 10g
7 3 (2.48%) Apache Hive
7 3 (2.48%) Data Mining
7 3 (2.48%) Hadoop
7 3 (2.48%) Spotfire
8 1 (0.83%) MongoDB
8 1 (0.83%) NoSQL
8 1 (0.83%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 19 (15.70%) Git (software)
2 14 (11.57%) JIRA
3 8 (6.61%) Subversion
4 2 (1.65%) Eclipse
4 2 (1.65%) IntelliJ
4 2 (1.65%) Visual Studio
5 1 (0.83%) Bugzilla
5 1 (0.83%) Cucumber
5 1 (0.83%) Gatling
General
1 65 (53.72%) Manufacturing
2 40 (33.06%) Pharmaceutical
3 25 (20.66%) Finance
4 10 (8.26%) German Language
4 10 (8.26%) Marketing
5 6 (4.96%) Automotive
6 5 (4.13%) Retail
6 5 (4.13%) Telecoms
7 4 (3.31%) Banking
8 2 (1.65%) Electronics
9 1 (0.83%) Advertising
9 1 (0.83%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 24 (19.83%) Developer
2 16 (13.22%) Consultant
2 16 (13.22%) Software Engineer
3 13 (10.74%) Web Developer
4 11 (9.09%) Analyst
4 11 (9.09%) Applications Engineer
5 10 (8.26%) Business Intelligence Manager
5 10 (8.26%) SAP Manager
6 9 (7.44%) Software Consultant
6 9 (7.44%) Support Analyst
6 9 (7.44%) Trainer
6 9 (7.44%) Training Consultant
7 8 (6.61%) Cloud Engineer
7 8 (6.61%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 7 (5.79%) Cloud Software Engineer
8 7 (5.79%) Design Engineer
8 7 (5.79%) ERP Consultant
8 7 (5.79%) ERP Implementation Consultant
8 7 (5.79%) Implementation Consultant
8 7 (5.79%) Software Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (18.18%) HTML
2 21 (17.36%) CSS
3 18 (14.88%) Web Services
4 14 (11.57%) Symfony
4 14 (11.57%) Yii
5 13 (10.74%) jQuery
6 12 (9.92%) .NET
7 11 (9.09%) ASP.NET
8 10 (8.26%) HTML5
8 10 (8.26%) SAP Fiori
8 10 (8.26%) SAPUI5
9 9 (7.44%) ASP.NET MVC
9 9 (7.44%) REST
10 8 (6.61%) CSS3
10 8 (6.61%) EDI
10 8 (6.61%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 8 (6.61%) XML
11 7 (5.79%) Ajax
11 7 (5.79%) RESTful
11 7 (5.79%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 25 (20.66%) Computer Science
2 13 (10.74%) User Experience
3 11 (9.09%) Self-Motivation
4 10 (8.26%) Management Information System
5 9 (7.44%) Data Centre
5 9 (7.44%) e-Learning
6 7 (5.79%) PMI
6 7 (5.79%) Virtual Team
7 6 (4.96%) Analytical Skills
8 5 (4.13%) Algorithms
9 3 (2.48%) Biotechnology
9 3 (2.48%) Enterprise Software
10 2 (1.65%) Industry 4.0
11 1 (0.83%) CUDA
11 1 (0.83%) Graphic Design
11 1 (0.83%) Mobile App
11 1 (0.83%) NHS
11 1 (0.83%) Public Cloud
11 1 (0.83%) Smart Home
11 1 (0.83%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 16 (13.22%) Windows
2 10 (8.26%) Linux
3 8 (6.61%) Windows Server
4 3 (2.48%) CentOS
4 3 (2.48%) Debian
4 3 (2.48%) Ubuntu
4 3 (2.48%) Windows 10
5 2 (1.65%) Embedded Linux
5 2 (1.65%) VxWorks
5 2 (1.65%) Windows 7
5 2 (1.65%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.83%) Unix
6 1 (0.83%) Windows 8
6 1 (0.83%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (23.97%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (23.14%) ERP
3 23 (19.01%) Analytics
4 20 (16.53%) Test Automation
5 19 (15.70%) Data Management
5 19 (15.70%) Project Management
6 17 (14.05%) B2B
6 17 (14.05%) Problem-Solving
6 17 (14.05%) Software Engineering
7 14 (11.57%) Kanban
7 14 (11.57%) Mathematics
7 14 (11.57%) Web Development
8 13 (10.74%) Biology
8 13 (10.74%) Chemistry
8 13 (10.74%) Microservices
8 13 (10.74%) Time Management
8 13 (10.74%) Visualisation
9 12 (9.92%) PRINCE2
9 12 (9.92%) Validation
10 11 (9.09%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 18 (14.88%) JavaScript
2 16 (13.22%) C++
3 15 (12.40%) C#
4 14 (11.57%) PHP
5 12 (9.92%) SQL
6 10 (8.26%) Python
7 9 (7.44%) Java
8 7 (5.79%) C
9 3 (2.48%) Delphi
9 3 (2.48%) Perl
9 3 (2.48%) R
9 3 (2.48%) Ruby
9 3 (2.48%) TypeScript
10 2 (1.65%) Bash Shell
10 2 (1.65%) Embedded C
10 2 (1.65%) Embedded C++
10 2 (1.65%) VB.NET
11 1 (0.83%) Go
11 1 (0.83%) Java 8
Qualifications
1 15 (12.40%) Degree
2 10 (8.26%) Master's Degree
3 9 (7.44%) Computer Science Degree
4 8 (6.61%) PhD
5 7 (5.79%) ISTQB
5 7 (5.79%) ITIL Certification
5 7 (5.79%) PMI Certification
6 5 (4.13%) ISEB
6 5 (4.13%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 5 (4.13%) SAP Certification
7 1 (0.83%) CISA
7 1 (0.83%) CISM
7 1 (0.83%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (14.05%) GAMP
2 5 (4.13%) GMP
2 5 (4.13%) GxP
2 5 (4.13%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 4 (3.31%) GDPR
3 4 (3.31%) QA
4 2 (1.65%) MISRA
4 2 (1.65%) MISRA C
5 1 (0.83%) IASME
System Software
1 10 (8.26%) Active Directory
2 9 (7.44%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (5.79%) Hyper-V
3 7 (5.79%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (1.65%) Docker
5 1 (0.83%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 1 (0.83%) Ansible
1 1 (0.83%) Kubernetes
1 1 (0.83%) Puppet
Vendors
1 24 (19.83%) Microsoft
2 23 (19.01%) SAP
3 14 (11.57%) Oracle
4 13 (10.74%) Tableau
5 10 (8.26%) Google
5 10 (8.26%) VMware
6 7 (5.79%) OutSystems
6 7 (5.79%) WooCommerce
7 5 (4.13%) Ariba
8 4 (3.31%) Cognizant
8 4 (3.31%) PeopleSoft
8 4 (3.31%) Red Hat
9 3 (2.48%) Veeam
10 2 (1.65%) Cognos
10 2 (1.65%) Xamarin
11 1 (0.83%) Cisco
11 1 (0.83%) Hyperion
11 1 (0.83%) QNX
11 1 (0.83%) Salesforce.com
11 1 (0.83%) Symantec