Period
to 12 November 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 12 November 2019 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Life Sciences
England > South East
6 months to
12 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 409 400 472
Rank change year-on-year -9 +72 +43
Permanent jobs citing Life Science 88 129 82
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.35% 0.45% 0.27%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.97% 1.24% 0.77%
Number of salaries quoted 43 64 62
South East median annual salary £57,500 £42,500 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +35.29% -19.05% +5.00%
10th Percentile £34,476 £26,000 £31,460
90th Percentile £76,250 £65,875 £70,250
England median annual salary £55,000 £56,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year -1.79% +12.00% -

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 9,054 10,366 10,679
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 35.98% 36.29% 35.46%
Number of salaries quoted 6,956 8,285 8,668
South East median annual salary £50,000 £49,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.01% +10.00% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £28,050 £26,250
90th Percentile £75,000 £72,500 £68,750
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -

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 12 November 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 12 November 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 +32 66 £60,000 +20.00% 14
Oxfordshire +20 37 £52,500 -4.55% 3
Berkshire +41 28 £60,000 +4.35% 5
Hampshire -1 16 £53,750 -10.42%
Surrey +11 6 £26,000 -35.00% 2
Buckinghamshire -8 1 £40,000 -5.88% 6
Life Science
England

For the 6 months to 12 November 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 (51.14%) Manufacturing
2 37 (42.05%) Agile Software Development
3 27 (30.68%) Degree
4 25 (28.41%) Computer Science
5 21 (23.86%) Software Engineering
6 20 (22.73%) C++
7 18 (20.45%) Finance
8 17 (19.32%) Java
9 16 (18.18%) Oracle
9 16 (18.18%) B2B
9 16 (18.18%) Computer Science Degree
10 15 (17.05%) Microsoft Excel
11 14 (15.91%) Mathematics
12 13 (14.77%) REST
13 12 (13.64%) Project Management
13 12 (13.64%) Business Intelligence
13 12 (13.64%) Analytical Skills
14 11 (12.50%) Technical Leadership
14 11 (12.50%) SAP
14 11 (12.50%) Python
15 10 (11.36%) Linux
15 10 (11.36%) MySQL
15 10 (11.36%) SQL Server
15 10 (11.36%) Microsoft
15 10 (11.36%) Validation
15 10 (11.36%) Test Automation
15 10 (11.36%) User Experience
15 10 (11.36%) SAP Oil and Gas
15 10 (11.36%) Git (software)
16 9 (10.23%) Google

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 5 (5.68%) Oracle Coherence
2 3 (3.41%) Confluence
2 3 (3.41%) IBM Notes
2 3 (3.41%) SharePoint
2 3 (3.41%) WordPress
3 2 (2.27%) Anypoint
3 2 (2.27%) Mule
3 2 (2.27%) Mule ESB
Applications
1 15 (17.05%) Microsoft Excel
2 8 (9.09%) Microsoft Office
3 7 (7.95%) Figma
3 7 (7.95%) OmniGraffle
3 7 (7.95%) Sketch
4 6 (6.82%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 5 (5.68%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 10 (11.36%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 3 (3.41%) Dynamics NAV
2 3 (3.41%) JDE OneWorld
2 3 (3.41%) SAP ERP
2 3 (3.41%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 9 (10.23%) SaaS
2 8 (9.09%) Azure
2 8 (9.09%) GCP
3 4 (4.55%) Boomi
4 3 (3.41%) Power Platform
5 2 (2.27%) AWS
5 2 (2.27%) GitHub
6 1 (1.14%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (1.14%) G Suite
6 1 (1.14%) iPaaS
6 1 (1.14%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 4 (4.55%) Internet
2 2 (2.27%) Extranet
3 1 (1.14%) DHCP
3 1 (1.14%) DNS
3 1 (1.14%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (11.36%) MySQL
1 10 (11.36%) SQL Server
2 7 (7.95%) Oracle Reports
3 5 (5.68%) Big Data
3 5 (5.68%) Oracle Database
3 5 (5.68%) QlikView
4 3 (3.41%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (3.41%) Power BI
5 2 (2.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (2.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 10 (11.36%) Git (software)
2 7 (7.95%) Axure RP
2 7 (7.95%) Selenium
3 6 (6.82%) JIRA
4 5 (5.68%) SpecFlow
4 5 (5.68%) WebDriver
5 4 (4.55%) TeamCity
5 4 (4.55%) Visual Studio Team System
6 3 (3.41%) Cucumber
6 3 (3.41%) Mocha
7 2 (2.27%) HP UFT
7 2 (2.27%) Maven
7 2 (2.27%) Ranorex
7 2 (2.27%) Subversion
8 1 (1.14%) FitNesse
General
1 45 (51.14%) Manufacturing
2 18 (20.45%) Finance
3 8 (9.09%) Retail
4 6 (6.82%) German Language
4 6 (6.82%) Pharmaceutical
5 3 (3.41%) Electronics
5 3 (3.41%) Marketing
6 2 (2.27%) Banking
7 1 (1.14%) Advertising
7 1 (1.14%) French Language
7 1 (1.14%) Legal
7 1 (1.14%) Public Sector
7 1 (1.14%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 16 (18.18%) Analyst
2 14 (15.91%) Software Engineer
3 11 (12.50%) Consultant
4 7 (7.95%) Designer
4 7 (7.95%) Project Manager
4 7 (7.95%) UX Designer
5 6 (6.82%) Developer
6 5 (5.68%) Engagement Manager
6 5 (5.68%) Implementation Consultant
7 4 (4.55%) Business Analyst
7 4 (4.55%) Business Consultant
8 3 (3.41%) Business Process Consultant
8 3 (3.41%) C# Developer
8 3 (3.41%) Data Manager
8 3 (3.41%) Embedded Software Engineer
8 3 (3.41%) Process Consultant
8 3 (3.41%) Senior Analyst
8 3 (3.41%) Senior Business Analyst
8 3 (3.41%) Software Consultant
8 3 (3.41%) Technical Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (14.77%) REST
2 9 (10.23%) Web Services
3 8 (9.09%) .NET
3 8 (9.09%) SOAP
4 6 (6.82%) XML
5 3 (3.41%) .NET Core
5 3 (3.41%) EDI
5 3 (3.41%) OpenMP
6 2 (2.27%) AngularJS
6 2 (2.27%) CSS
6 2 (2.27%) Hibernate
6 2 (2.27%) HTML
6 2 (2.27%) HTML5
6 2 (2.27%) Java EE
6 2 (2.27%) JMS
6 2 (2.27%) JSON
6 2 (2.27%) OAuth
6 2 (2.27%) SAML
6 2 (2.27%) Spring
6 2 (2.27%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 12 (13.64%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (11.36%) User Experience
3 8 (9.09%) Algorithms
4 6 (6.82%) Self-Motivation
5 5 (5.68%) Data Centre
5 5 (5.68%) Management Information System
6 4 (4.55%) Internet of Things
7 3 (3.41%) CAN bus
7 3 (3.41%) CUDA
7 3 (3.41%) Data Structures
7 3 (3.41%) Embedded Systems
8 2 (2.27%) Blog
8 2 (2.27%) Enterprise Software
8 2 (2.27%) Greenfield Project
8 2 (2.27%) Mainframe
9 1 (1.14%) PMI
9 1 (1.14%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 10 (11.36%) Linux
2 9 (10.23%) Windows
3 3 (3.41%) Embedded Linux
4 1 (1.14%) Mac OS
4 1 (1.14%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (42.05%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (28.41%) Computer Science
3 21 (23.86%) Software Engineering
4 16 (18.18%) B2B
5 14 (15.91%) Mathematics
6 12 (13.64%) Business Intelligence
6 12 (13.64%) Project Management
7 11 (12.50%) Technical Leadership
8 10 (11.36%) Test Automation
8 10 (11.36%) Validation
9 9 (10.23%) DevOps
9 9 (10.23%) Prototyping
10 8 (9.09%) Mentoring
10 8 (9.09%) Physics
10 8 (9.09%) Visualisation
10 8 (9.09%) Workshop Facilitation
11 7 (7.95%) B2B Sales
11 7 (7.95%) Open Source
11 7 (7.95%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
11 7 (7.95%) Wireframes
Programming Languages
1 20 (22.73%) C++
2 17 (19.32%) Java
3 11 (12.50%) Python
4 9 (10.23%) C#
5 8 (9.09%) C
6 5 (5.68%) Fortran
6 5 (5.68%) Go
6 5 (5.68%) SQL
7 4 (4.55%) JavaScript
7 4 (4.55%) R
8 3 (3.41%) PHP
9 2 (2.27%) Bash Shell
9 2 (2.27%) PL/SQL
10 1 (1.14%) Apex Code
10 1 (1.14%) C++/CLI
10 1 (1.14%) SOQL
10 1 (1.14%) SOSL
Qualifications
1 27 (30.68%) Degree
2 16 (18.18%) Computer Science Degree
3 9 (10.23%) PhD
4 1 (1.14%) CCNA
4 1 (1.14%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (1.14%) Master's Degree
4 1 (1.14%) PMI Certification
4 1 (1.14%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (7.95%) QA
2 6 (6.82%) GDPR
3 3 (3.41%) 21 CFR Part 11
4 1 (1.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (1.14%) PCI DSS
4 1 (1.14%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (5.68%) Docker
1 5 (5.68%) Virtual Machines
2 4 (4.55%) Hyper-V
2 4 (4.55%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.14%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 5 (5.68%) Kubernetes
2 2 (2.27%) CloudHub
Vendors
1 16 (18.18%) Oracle
2 11 (12.50%) SAP
3 10 (11.36%) Microsoft
4 9 (10.23%) Google
5 6 (6.82%) Salesforce.com
6 5 (5.68%) Cypress Semiconductor
7 4 (4.55%) Dell
7 4 (4.55%) VMware
8 3 (3.41%) Cognos
8 3 (3.41%) hybris
8 3 (3.41%) JD Edwards
8 3 (3.41%) Lotus
8 3 (3.41%) RedPrairie
9 2 (2.27%) Cognizant
9 2 (2.27%) MuleSoft
10 1 (1.14%) Algorithmics
10 1 (1.14%) Apple
10 1 (1.14%) Cisco
10 1 (1.14%) Meraki