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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 May 2022 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Life Sciences
England > South East
6 months to
28 May 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 254 246 368
Rank change year-on-year -8 +122 +60
Permanent jobs citing Life Science 249 144 35
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South East 1.21% 1.04% 0.21%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 3.07% 3.02% 0.66%
Number of salaries quoted 17 29 20
10th Percentile £29,250 £31,107 £27,750
25th Percentile £34,990 £33,000 £46,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £45,000 £41,957 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year +7.25% -20.08% +5.00%
75th Percentile £63,750 £55,250 £60,000
90th Percentile £78,000 £62,000 £60,625
England median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year - +4.76% +5.00%

Life Science is in the General and Transferable 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 Skills
South East
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 8,122 4,771 5,281
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 39.55% 34.57% 32.41%
Number of salaries quoted 4,354 3,241 4,278
10th Percentile £31,250 £31,500 £31,250
25th Percentile £42,500 £40,000 £38,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £52,500 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year +4.76% - +5.00%
75th Percentile £73,750 £65,000 £65,000
90th Percentile £85,000 £77,500 £78,750
England median annual salary £62,500 £57,500 £57,500
% change year-on-year +8.70% - +4.55%

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 May 2022.

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 May 2022. 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
Jobs
Thames Valley -70 87 £53,750 +28.11% 12
Berkshire -8 70 £63,750 +21.43% 4
Surrey -6 62 - - 3
Middlesex - 28 - -
Kent - 22 £21,000 - 2
Hampshire -54 21 £77,500 +138.46% 3
Oxfordshire -43 16 £38,049 -9.32% 2
West Sussex -2 11 £40,000 -15.79% 2
East Sussex -5 1 - - 1
Buckinghamshire -59 1 £32,500 +9.18% 6
Life Science
England

For the 6 months to 28 May 2022, 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.

1 168 (67.47%) Finance
2 151 (60.64%) Agile
3 143 (57.43%) Manufacturing
4 139 (55.82%) Innovative Thinking
5 119 (47.79%) Mentoring
6 113 (45.38%) Microsoft
7 110 (44.18%) Google
8 108 (43.37%) Java
9 105 (42.17%) Azure
10 101 (40.56%) Microservices
11 100 (40.16%) Coaching
11 100 (40.16%) Python
12 99 (39.76%) Git (software)
13 97 (38.96%) Serverless
14 96 (38.55%) AWS
15 88 (35.34%) JavaScript
15 88 (35.34%) GCP
16 76 (30.52%) Test Automation
17 74 (29.72%) Kubernetes
17 74 (29.72%) Cloud Functions
17 74 (29.72%) CI/CD
18 70 (28.11%) Social Skills
19 67 (26.91%) DevOps
19 67 (26.91%) SQL
20 62 (24.90%) Algorithms
21 61 (24.50%) Data Structures
22 60 (24.10%) .NET
23 59 (23.69%) RESTful
23 59 (23.69%) TDD
24 58 (23.29%) Maven

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 35 (14.06%) Apache Spark
2 26 (10.44%) Apache
3 20 (8.03%) SharePoint
4 14 (5.62%) SAS
5 13 (5.22%) IIS
5 13 (5.22%) JBoss
5 13 (5.22%) Tomcat
6 6 (2.41%) CMS
7 2 (0.80%) OpenStack
Applications
1 30 (12.05%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 27 (10.84%) Microsoft Excel
3 22 (8.84%) Microsoft Project
4 16 (6.43%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 10 (4.02%) FrameMaker
5 10 (4.02%) Microsoft Office
6 8 (3.21%) Adobe After Effects
6 8 (3.21%) Adobe Illustrator
6 8 (3.21%) Photoshop
6 8 (3.21%) SOLIDWORKS
7 4 (1.61%) Acrobat
7 4 (1.61%) MS Visio
7 4 (1.61%) RoboHelp
8 2 (0.80%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (1.61%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.40%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 105 (42.17%) Azure
2 97 (38.96%) Serverless
3 96 (38.55%) AWS
4 88 (35.34%) GCP
5 74 (29.72%) Cloud Functions
6 49 (19.68%) OpenShift
7 48 (19.28%) AWS Lambda
8 26 (10.44%) Dialogflow
8 26 (10.44%) Google App Engine
8 26 (10.44%) Google Compute Engine
9 24 (9.64%) PaaS
10 13 (5.22%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 13 (5.22%) AWS CloudFormation
10 13 (5.22%) AWS CodePipeline
10 13 (5.22%) Azure Stack
11 3 (1.20%) Veeva
12 2 (0.80%) GitHub
13 1 (0.40%) Apigee
13 1 (0.40%) iPaaS
13 1 (0.40%) Microsoft 365
Communications & Networking
1 48 (19.28%) Internet
2 15 (6.02%) Firewall
3 2 (0.80%) LAN
3 2 (0.80%) SD-WAN
3 2 (0.80%) WAN
3 2 (0.80%) Wireless
3 2 (0.80%) WLAN
4 1 (0.40%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 49 (19.68%) Relational Database
2 42 (16.87%) MySQL
3 40 (16.06%) SQL Server
4 36 (14.46%) NoSQL
5 35 (14.06%) Apache Cassandra
5 35 (14.06%) Flink
5 35 (14.06%) MongoDB
5 35 (14.06%) PostgreSQL
6 26 (10.44%) BigQuery
6 26 (10.44%) Cloud Spanner
7 9 (3.61%) Base SAS
8 4 (1.61%) MS Access
8 4 (1.61%) Oracle Database
8 4 (1.61%) Oracle Database 10g
8 4 (1.61%) Oracle Database 11g
8 4 (1.61%) Oracle Database 12c
8 4 (1.61%) Tableau
9 1 (0.40%) BusinessObjects
9 1 (0.40%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
9 1 (0.40%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 99 (39.76%) Git (software)
2 58 (23.29%) Gradle
2 58 (23.29%) Maven
3 48 (19.28%) Subversion
4 42 (16.87%) JIRA
5 36 (14.46%) Jenkins
6 35 (14.06%) Ant
7 23 (9.24%) JUnit
7 23 (9.24%) Mockito
8 4 (1.61%) Dreamweaver
8 4 (1.61%) RStudio
8 4 (1.61%) Toad
8 4 (1.61%) VersionOne
9 2 (0.80%) Visual Studio
10 1 (0.40%) CMake
10 1 (0.40%) Eclipse
General
1 168 (67.47%) Finance
2 143 (57.43%) Manufacturing
3 70 (28.11%) Social Skills
4 46 (18.47%) Inclusion and Diversity
5 25 (10.04%) Pharmaceutical
6 22 (8.84%) Presentation Skills
7 20 (8.03%) Public Sector
8 19 (7.63%) Electronics
9 12 (4.82%) Automotive
9 12 (4.82%) Marketing
10 10 (4.02%) Legal
11 8 (3.21%) Organisational Skills
12 7 (2.81%) Analytical Skills
13 3 (1.20%) Telecoms
14 1 (0.40%) Czech Language
14 1 (0.40%) Influencing Skills
14 1 (0.40%) Law
Job Titles
1 58 (23.29%) Java Engineer
2 35 (14.06%) Senior Java Engineer
3 28 (11.24%) Cloud Engineer
4 26 (10.44%) Senior Manager
5 25 (10.04%) Project Manager
6 23 (9.24%) Principal Engineer
6 23 (9.24%) Technical Leader
7 21 (8.43%) Designer
7 21 (8.43%) Senior Project Manager
8 18 (7.23%) Graduate
9 15 (6.02%) DevOps Engineer
10 13 (5.22%) Senior DevOps
10 13 (5.22%) Senior DevOps Engineer
11 12 (4.82%) Software Engineer
12 11 (4.42%) Author
12 11 (4.42%) Technical Author
13 10 (4.02%) Programmer
13 10 (4.02%) Statistical Programmer
14 9 (3.61%) Graduate Software Engineer
14 9 (3.61%) Senior Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 60 (24.10%) .NET
2 59 (23.69%) RESTful
3 40 (16.06%) CSS
3 40 (16.06%) HTML
4 35 (14.06%) ASP.NET
4 35 (14.06%) JDBC
5 26 (10.44%) Apache Beam
6 25 (10.04%) Node.js
7 23 (9.24%) .NET Core
7 23 (9.24%) Hibernate
7 23 (9.24%) JPA
7 23 (9.24%) JSON
7 23 (9.24%) Spring
8 13 (5.22%) Elastic Stack
9 7 (2.81%) XML
10 4 (1.61%) Web Services
11 1 (0.40%) Lightning Web Components
11 1 (0.40%) Middleware
11 1 (0.40%) NestJS
11 1 (0.40%) Symfony
Miscellaneous
1 62 (24.90%) Algorithms
2 61 (24.50%) Data Structures
3 48 (19.28%) Linux Command Line
4 26 (10.44%) Legacy Applications
5 25 (10.04%) Public Cloud
6 24 (9.64%) Management Information System
7 23 (9.24%) Cloud Native
8 18 (7.23%) User Experience
9 12 (4.82%) Renewable Energy
10 9 (3.61%) Augmented Reality
10 9 (3.61%) Cyberattack
10 9 (3.61%) HoloLens
10 9 (3.61%) IoT
10 9 (3.61%) Robotics
11 8 (3.21%) 3D Printing
11 8 (3.21%) Animation
11 8 (3.21%) Biotechnology
12 4 (1.61%) e-Learning
12 4 (1.61%) LIMS
12 4 (1.61%) Vector Graphics
Operating Systems
1 39 (15.66%) Unix
2 23 (9.24%) Linux
3 14 (5.62%) Windows
4 13 (5.22%) Windows Server
5 4 (1.61%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 151 (60.64%) Agile
2 139 (55.82%) Innovative Thinking
3 119 (47.79%) Mentoring
4 101 (40.56%) Microservices
5 100 (40.16%) Coaching
6 76 (30.52%) Test Automation
7 74 (29.72%) CI/CD
8 67 (26.91%) DevOps
9 59 (23.69%) TDD
10 58 (23.29%) BDD
11 53 (21.29%) Scrum
12 51 (20.48%) Disaster Recovery
13 50 (20.08%) High Availability
14 49 (19.68%) Strategic Thinking
15 48 (19.28%) Customer-Centricity
15 48 (19.28%) Service Design
16 42 (16.87%) Project Management
17 41 (16.47%) Software Engineering
18 38 (15.26%) OOP
19 36 (14.46%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 108 (43.37%) Java
2 100 (40.16%) Python
3 88 (35.34%) JavaScript
4 67 (26.91%) SQL
5 36 (14.46%) PHP
6 35 (14.06%) Perl
6 35 (14.06%) PowerShell
6 35 (14.06%) Ruby
6 35 (14.06%) Shell Script
7 12 (4.82%) C#
7 12 (4.82%) C++
8 9 (3.61%) C
8 9 (3.61%) SAS Macro
9 1 (0.40%) Fortran
9 1 (0.40%) PL/1
9 1 (0.40%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 34 (13.65%) Degree
2 3 (1.20%) Master's Degree
2 3 (1.20%) PhD
2 3 (1.20%) PMI Certification
3 2 (0.80%) APMP
3 2 (0.80%) CISM
3 2 (0.80%) CISSP
3 2 (0.80%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (0.40%) CISA
4 1 (0.40%) CRISC
4 1 (0.40%) PMP
4 1 (0.40%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (13.25%) Good Clinical Practice
2 8 (3.21%) 21 CFR Part 11
3 7 (2.81%) QA
4 6 (2.41%) CDISC
4 6 (2.41%) GxP
5 4 (1.61%) GAMP
6 3 (1.20%) Cyber Essentials
6 3 (1.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 3 (1.20%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 2 (0.80%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
7 2 (0.80%) GDPR
7 2 (0.80%) SLA
8 1 (0.40%) COBIT
8 1 (0.40%) Data Quality
8 1 (0.40%) NIST
System Software
1 51 (20.48%) Docker
2 17 (6.83%) Virtual Machines
3 11 (4.42%) Firmware
4 4 (1.61%) Oracle Clusterware
4 4 (1.61%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 74 (29.72%) Kubernetes
2 15 (6.02%) Ansible
2 15 (6.02%) Terraform
3 13 (5.22%) Opscode Chef
3 13 (5.22%) Puppet
4 4 (1.61%) Data Guard
4 4 (1.61%) NetBackup
4 4 (1.61%) Oracle RMAN
4 4 (1.61%) Oracle ZFS
Vendors
1 113 (45.38%) Microsoft
2 110 (44.18%) Google
3 26 (10.44%) Adobe
4 13 (5.22%) Splunk
5 6 (2.41%) SAP
6 4 (1.61%) Commvault
6 4 (1.61%) Oracle
7 2 (0.80%) Progress
7 2 (0.80%) SaltStack
8 1 (0.40%) Demandware
8 1 (0.40%) Salesforce.com