Period
to 28 October 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 28 October 2021 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Life Sciences
England > South East
6 months to
28 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 210 264 423
Rank change year-on-year +54 +159 +7
Permanent jobs citing Life Science 287 25 89
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South East 1.58% 0.31% 0.35%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 4.24% 0.99% 1.09%
Number of salaries quoted 30 17 43
10th Percentile £28,500 £43,250 £34,476
25th Percentile £41,264 £47,500 £41,875
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £52,500 £62,500 £57,500
Median % change year-on-year -16.00% +8.70% +35.29%
75th Percentile £64,813 £67,500 £69,375
90th Percentile £76,825 £95,000 £76,250
England median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £55,000

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 6,762 2,523 8,176
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 37.29% 31.04% 32.27%
Number of salaries quoted 3,873 2,047 6,417
10th Percentile £31,250 £32,500 £28,000
25th Percentile £38,750 £38,875 £36,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +5.00% - -
75th Percentile £67,500 £66,250 £64,000
90th Percentile £83,500 £77,500 £75,000
England median annual salary £60,000 £59,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year +0.84% +8.18% +3.77%

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 28 October 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 28 October 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 +58 195 £52,500 -17.65% 15
Berkshire +38 136 £71,750 +10.38% 4
Oxfordshire +7 43 £50,000 - 7
West Sussex +8 22 £47,500 -5.00% 1
Hampshire -103 22 £52,500 - 3
Surrey -62 18 £53,750 - 4
Kent - 18 £21,000 -
Buckinghamshire - 18 £65,750 - 4
East Sussex -31 12 - -
Life Science
England

For the 6 months to 28 October 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.

1 138 (48.08%) Data Science
2 133 (46.34%) Degree
3 130 (45.30%) Analytics
4 107 (37.28%) Computer Science
5 102 (35.54%) Pharmaceutical
6 85 (29.62%) Data Management
7 81 (28.22%) Agile Software Development
8 78 (27.18%) SAS
9 76 (26.48%) Social Skills
10 75 (26.13%) Mathematics
11 58 (20.21%) Problem-Solving
12 55 (19.16%) Statistics
12 55 (19.16%) Biostatistics
13 43 (14.98%) Project Management
14 42 (14.63%) Validation
15 41 (14.29%) Finance
16 40 (13.94%) Good Clinical Practice
16 40 (13.94%) SAS Macro
16 40 (13.94%) Base SAS
17 38 (13.24%) Data Modelling
18 36 (12.54%) CDISC
18 36 (12.54%) Software Engineering
19 33 (11.50%) Visualisation
19 33 (11.50%) Relational Database
19 33 (11.50%) Mentoring
20 30 (10.45%) Management Information System
21 29 (10.10%) Scrum
21 29 (10.10%) Statistical Analysis
21 29 (10.10%) Master Data Management
22 28 (9.76%) Renewable Energy

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 78 (27.18%) SAS
2 13 (4.53%) SharePoint
3 11 (3.83%) Jupyter
4 10 (3.48%) CMS
5 7 (2.44%) Documentum
6 6 (2.09%) Apache Spark
7 4 (1.39%) Apache
8 1 (0.35%) Apache Solr
8 1 (0.35%) Confluence
Applications
1 24 (8.36%) Microsoft Office
2 11 (3.83%) Microsoft Excel
2 11 (3.83%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 10 (3.48%) Microsoft Project
4 9 (3.14%) FrameMaker
5 5 (1.74%) InVision
6 4 (1.39%) SPSS
7 3 (1.05%) MS Visio
8 1 (0.35%) Acrobat
8 1 (0.35%) Figma
8 1 (0.35%) OmniGraffle
8 1 (0.35%) RoboHelp
8 1 (0.35%) Sketch
Business Applications
1 4 (1.39%) SAP S/4HANA
1 4 (1.39%) TrackWise
2 3 (1.05%) Oracle Clinical
3 2 (0.70%) SAP Forecasting and Replenishment
Cloud Services
1 18 (6.27%) AWS
2 9 (3.14%) SaaS
3 8 (2.79%) Veeva
4 7 (2.44%) Snowflake
5 6 (2.09%) Azure
5 6 (2.09%) npm
6 5 (1.74%) Yarn
7 4 (1.39%) Amazon S3
7 4 (1.39%) GCP
8 3 (1.05%) Smartsheet
8 3 (1.05%) Taleo
9 2 (0.70%) GitHub
9 2 (0.70%) Power Platform
10 1 (0.35%) Amazon SageMaker
10 1 (0.35%) Apigee
10 1 (0.35%) Microsoft 365
10 1 (0.35%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 5 (1.74%) Internet
1 5 (1.74%) VPN
2 4 (1.39%) Ethernet
2 4 (1.39%) Firewall
2 4 (1.39%) VLAN
3 3 (1.05%) TCP/IP
4 2 (0.70%) BGP
4 2 (0.70%) OSPF
5 1 (0.35%) DHCP
5 1 (0.35%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (13.94%) Base SAS
2 33 (11.50%) Relational Database
3 17 (5.92%) Metadata
4 15 (5.23%) Data Lake
5 14 (4.88%) Big Data
6 12 (4.18%) Spotfire
7 7 (2.44%) MongoDB
8 6 (2.09%) Hadoop
9 5 (1.74%) Data Mining
9 5 (1.74%) NoSQL
10 4 (1.39%) Data Warehouse
10 4 (1.39%) SQL Server
10 4 (1.39%) Tableau
11 3 (1.05%) PostgreSQL
12 2 (0.70%) EDMS
12 2 (0.70%) NonStop SQL
12 2 (0.70%) Oracle ODI
12 2 (0.70%) Power BI
12 2 (0.70%) SAP BW
13 1 (0.35%) Electronic Patient Records
Development Applications
1 17 (5.92%) Jenkins
1 17 (5.92%) JIRA
2 11 (3.83%) Git (software)
2 11 (3.83%) GitLab
2 11 (3.83%) Octopus Deploy
2 11 (3.83%) TestRail
3 5 (1.74%) Balsamiq
3 5 (1.74%) webpack
4 4 (1.39%) JUnit
4 4 (1.39%) Selenium
5 3 (1.05%) HP UFT
5 3 (1.05%) JMeter
5 3 (1.05%) ProC
5 3 (1.05%) SoapUI
5 3 (1.05%) TestNG
6 2 (0.70%) Oracle APEX
7 1 (0.35%) Axure RP
7 1 (0.35%) Maven
7 1 (0.35%) Mockito
7 1 (0.35%) Robot Framework
General
1 102 (35.54%) Pharmaceutical
2 76 (26.48%) Social Skills
3 41 (14.29%) Finance
4 28 (9.76%) Automotive
4 28 (9.76%) Inclusion and Diversity
5 25 (8.71%) Analytical Skills
6 19 (6.62%) Presentation Skills
7 14 (4.88%) Marketing
8 10 (3.48%) Manufacturing
9 8 (2.79%) French Language
9 8 (2.79%) Organisational Skills
10 7 (2.44%) Publishing
11 6 (2.09%) Retail
11 6 (2.09%) Telecoms
12 5 (1.74%) Influencing Skills
12 5 (1.74%) Legal
13 4 (1.39%) German Language
13 4 (1.39%) Italian Language
13 4 (1.39%) Public Sector
13 4 (1.39%) Social Science
Job Titles
1 71 (24.74%) Programmer
2 69 (24.04%) Statistical Programmer
3 36 (12.54%) Developer
4 29 (10.10%) Software Developer
5 20 (6.97%) Project Leader
6 18 (6.27%) Data Manager
6 18 (6.27%) Senior Programmer
6 18 (6.27%) Senior Statistical Programmer
7 16 (5.57%) Product Manager
8 15 (5.23%) Software Engineer
9 13 (4.53%) Graduate
10 12 (4.18%) Digital Product Manager
10 12 (4.18%) Graduate Programmer
11 11 (3.83%) Lead Developer
11 11 (3.83%) Lead Software Developer
11 11 (3.83%) Python Developer
12 10 (3.48%) Senior Manager
12 10 (3.48%) Team Leader
13 9 (3.14%) Author
13 9 (3.14%) Technical Author
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (7.67%) React
2 17 (5.92%) XML
3 13 (4.53%) CSS
4 12 (4.18%) AngularJS
4 12 (4.18%) HTML
4 12 (4.18%) Web Services
5 11 (3.83%) Dask
5 11 (3.83%) NumPy
5 11 (3.83%) Pandas
5 11 (3.83%) PyQt
5 11 (3.83%) pytest
5 11 (3.83%) RESTful
5 11 (3.83%) Software Packaging
5 11 (3.83%) Sphinx
5 11 (3.83%) Tkinter
6 10 (3.48%) .NET
7 9 (3.14%) Redux
8 8 (2.79%) ASP.NET
9 7 (2.44%) .NET Framework
9 7 (2.44%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 30 (10.45%) Management Information System
2 28 (9.76%) Renewable Energy
3 22 (7.67%) Biotechnology
4 21 (7.32%) Self-Motivation
5 14 (4.88%) Algorithms
6 8 (2.79%) User Experience
7 7 (2.44%) Client/Server
8 5 (1.74%) N-Tier
9 4 (1.39%) Enterprise Software
9 4 (1.39%) Pharmacovigilance
9 4 (1.39%) Reference Data
10 3 (1.05%) Greenfield Project
10 3 (1.05%) LIMS
10 3 (1.05%) NHS
11 2 (0.70%) Data Structures
11 2 (0.70%) Learning Management System
11 2 (0.70%) Legacy Systems
11 2 (0.70%) Mobile App
11 2 (0.70%) PMI
11 2 (0.70%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 13 (4.53%) Linux
2 12 (4.18%) Unix
3 11 (3.83%) Mac OS
4 4 (1.39%) Windows
5 2 (0.70%) Mac OS X
6 1 (0.35%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.35%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 138 (48.08%) Data Science
2 130 (45.30%) Analytics
3 107 (37.28%) Computer Science
4 85 (29.62%) Data Management
5 81 (28.22%) Agile Software Development
6 75 (26.13%) Mathematics
7 58 (20.21%) Problem-Solving
8 55 (19.16%) Biostatistics
8 55 (19.16%) Statistics
9 43 (14.98%) Project Management
10 42 (14.63%) Validation
11 38 (13.24%) Data Modelling
12 36 (12.54%) Software Engineering
13 33 (11.50%) Mentoring
13 33 (11.50%) Visualisation
14 29 (10.10%) Master Data Management
14 29 (10.10%) Scrum
14 29 (10.10%) Statistical Analysis
15 27 (9.41%) Data Governance
16 25 (8.71%) Decision-Making
Programming Languages
1 40 (13.94%) SAS Macro
2 25 (8.71%) Python
2 25 (8.71%) R
3 24 (8.36%) SQL
4 22 (7.67%) Java
5 20 (6.97%) JavaScript
6 16 (5.57%) TypeScript
7 14 (4.88%) C#
8 12 (4.18%) Bash Shell
9 9 (3.14%) Scala
10 6 (2.09%) Ladder Logic
10 6 (2.09%) Perl
11 4 (1.39%) C++
12 3 (1.05%) PROC SQL
13 2 (0.70%) VBScript
14 1 (0.35%) Apex Code
14 1 (0.35%) C
14 1 (0.35%) Julia
14 1 (0.35%) Shell Script
14 1 (0.35%) SPARQL
Qualifications
1 133 (46.34%) Degree
2 21 (7.32%) Master's Degree
3 19 (6.62%) Computer Science Degree
4 18 (6.27%) Numerate Degree
5 15 (5.23%) PMP
6 12 (4.18%) PhD
7 10 (3.48%) PMI Certification
8 7 (2.44%) MBA
9 2 (0.70%) CCNA
9 2 (0.70%) CCNP
9 2 (0.70%) Cisco Certification
9 2 (0.70%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 40 (13.94%) Good Clinical Practice
2 36 (12.54%) CDISC
3 26 (9.06%) QA
4 23 (8.01%) Data Quality
5 8 (2.79%) GxP
6 7 (2.44%) 21 CFR Part 11
7 4 (1.39%) GDPR
7 4 (1.39%) GMP
8 3 (1.05%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 2 (0.70%) HIPAA
9 2 (0.70%) ISO/IEC 17025
10 1 (0.35%) GAMP
10 1 (0.35%) ISO 9001
10 1 (0.35%) ITGC
10 1 (0.35%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 15 (5.23%) Docker
2 1 (0.35%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.35%) Hyper-V
2 1 (0.35%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 27 (9.41%) Kubernetes
2 11 (3.83%) Ansible
2 11 (3.83%) Terraform
3 5 (1.74%) Hadoop YARN
Vendors
1 25 (8.71%) Microsoft
2 17 (5.92%) Oracle
3 16 (5.57%) SAP
4 15 (5.23%) YouTube
5 14 (4.88%) Adobe
6 8 (2.79%) Salesforce.com
7 7 (2.44%) OpenText
8 5 (1.74%) Agilent
9 4 (1.39%) Workday
10 3 (1.05%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
11 2 (0.70%) Atlassian
11 2 (0.70%) Google
12 1 (0.35%) Citrix
12 1 (0.35%) hybris
12 1 (0.35%) VMware