Period
to 20 November 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 20 November 2018 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Life Sciences
England > South East
6 months to
20 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 400 479 505
Rank change year-on-year +79 +26 -32
Permanent jobs citing Life Science 138 77 89
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.48% 0.25% 0.26%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.18% 0.63% 0.64%
Number of salaries quoted 69 59 78
South East median annual salary £42,500 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -19.05% +5.00% +17.65%
10th Percentile £26,000 £31,460 £26,250
90th Percentile £65,250 £70,250 £64,000
England median annual salary £55,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +11.00% - +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 11,725 12,298 13,875
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 40.77% 40.16% 40.02%
Number of salaries quoted 9,493 10,072 11,417
South East median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - +2.27%
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,750 £26,250
90th Percentile £72,500 £68,750 £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 20 November 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 20 November 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 +52 83 £45,000 - 28
Oxfordshire +36 45 £53,750 +63.56% 12
Surrey +40 27 £40,000 -23.81% 2
Hampshire +16 25 £60,000 -12.41% 3
Berkshire -8 19 £57,500 +6.98% 8
Buckinghamshire - 19 £42,500 - 8
West Sussex -5 2 £50,000 +25.00%
Middlesex - 1 £56,000 -
Life Science
England

For the 6 months to 20 November 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 51 (36.96%) Manufacturing
2 50 (36.23%) Pharmaceutical
3 31 (22.46%) Agile Software Development
4 29 (21.01%) Data Management
5 28 (20.29%) Computer Science
6 26 (18.84%) HTML
6 26 (18.84%) CSS
6 26 (18.84%) Problem-Solving
7 25 (18.12%) SQL
7 25 (18.12%) ERP
8 24 (17.39%) Microsoft
8 24 (17.39%) C++
8 24 (17.39%) Windows
9 23 (16.67%) Git (software)
9 23 (16.67%) Analytics
10 21 (15.22%) C#
10 21 (15.22%) Microsoft Excel
10 21 (15.22%) Finance
10 21 (15.22%) Chemistry
10 21 (15.22%) Biology
10 21 (15.22%) Degree
11 20 (14.49%) Python
11 20 (14.49%) Linux
12 19 (13.77%) Mathematics
13 18 (13.04%) Java
13 18 (13.04%) .NET
14 17 (12.32%) SAP
14 17 (12.32%) Microsoft Office
14 17 (12.32%) Test Automation
15 16 (11.59%) jQuery

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 (5.80%) Documentum
1 8 (5.80%) MS Exchange
2 6 (4.35%) Apache
3 4 (2.90%) OpenStack
4 2 (1.45%) Apache Spark
5 1 (0.72%) IIS
5 1 (0.72%) JBoss
5 1 (0.72%) SAS
5 1 (0.72%) Tomcat
Applications
1 21 (15.22%) Microsoft Excel
2 17 (12.32%) Microsoft Office
3 11 (7.97%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (1.45%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 5 (3.62%) SAP BPC
1 5 (3.62%) SAP GRC
1 5 (3.62%) SAP GTS
1 5 (3.62%) SAP MDG
1 5 (3.62%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 5 (3.62%) SAP S/4HANA
2 4 (2.90%) Oracle EBS
2 4 (2.90%) PeopleSoft HCM
3 1 (0.72%) HFM
3 1 (0.72%) TrackWise
Cloud Services
1 10 (7.25%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (5.80%) Office 365
2 8 (5.80%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
3 7 (5.07%) PaaS
4 5 (3.62%) Google Analytics
5 4 (2.90%) Microsoft Azure
6 3 (2.17%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (1.45%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (5.80%) HTTP
2 4 (2.90%) Software-Defined Networking
3 3 (2.17%) Firewall
4 2 (1.45%) RTP
5 1 (0.72%) DHCP
5 1 (0.72%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (10.14%) SQL Server
2 10 (7.25%) SAP BW
3 7 (5.07%) Hadoop
4 6 (4.35%) Apache Hive
5 5 (3.62%) BusinessObjects
5 5 (3.62%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
5 5 (3.62%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
5 5 (3.62%) Crystal Reports
5 5 (3.62%) Data Mining
5 5 (3.62%) Lumira
5 5 (3.62%) SAP HANA
6 4 (2.90%) MongoDB
6 4 (2.90%) MySQL
6 4 (2.90%) Spotfire
7 1 (0.72%) NoSQL
7 1 (0.72%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.72%) Oracle Database 10g
7 1 (0.72%) RDBMS
7 1 (0.72%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 23 (16.67%) Git (software)
2 8 (5.80%) JIRA
2 8 (5.80%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (2.17%) Cucumber
3 3 (2.17%) Gatling
4 2 (1.45%) Eclipse
4 2 (1.45%) IntelliJ
4 2 (1.45%) Visual Studio
General
1 51 (36.96%) Manufacturing
2 50 (36.23%) Pharmaceutical
3 21 (15.22%) Finance
4 9 (6.52%) Automotive
5 8 (5.80%) Telecoms
6 5 (3.62%) Retail
7 4 (2.90%) Aerospace
7 4 (2.90%) Banking
7 4 (2.90%) German Language
8 2 (1.45%) Electronics
9 1 (0.72%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 26 (18.84%) Developer
2 20 (14.49%) Analyst
3 14 (10.14%) Consultant
3 14 (10.14%) Software Engineer
3 14 (10.14%) Support Analyst
4 13 (9.42%) Software Consultant
5 12 (8.70%) Applications Engineer
6 11 (7.97%) .NET Developer
6 11 (7.97%) ASP.NET Developer
6 11 (7.97%) C# .NET Developer
6 11 (7.97%) C# ASP.NET Developer
6 11 (7.97%) C# Developer
6 11 (7.97%) Trainer
6 11 (7.97%) Training Consultant
7 9 (6.52%) Administrator
8 8 (5.80%) C# VB.NET Developer
8 8 (5.80%) Cloud Engineer
8 8 (5.80%) Salesforce Administrator
8 8 (5.80%) Support Engineer
8 8 (5.80%) VB.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (18.84%) CSS
1 26 (18.84%) HTML
2 18 (13.04%) .NET
3 16 (11.59%) jQuery
4 15 (10.87%) ASP.NET
5 12 (8.70%) KnockoutJS
6 11 (7.97%) HTML5
6 11 (7.97%) Web Services
7 10 (7.25%) REST
8 9 (6.52%) CSS3
8 9 (6.52%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 8 (5.80%) .NET Core
9 8 (5.80%) ASP.NET Web Forms
9 8 (5.80%) Symfony
9 8 (5.80%) Visualforce
9 8 (5.80%) WCF
9 8 (5.80%) Yii
10 5 (3.62%) ASP.NET MVC
10 5 (3.62%) SAP Fiori
10 5 (3.62%) SAPUI5
Miscellaneous
1 28 (20.29%) Computer Science
2 12 (8.70%) Data Centre
3 11 (7.97%) e-Learning
3 11 (7.97%) Management Information System
4 8 (5.80%) Virtual Team
5 7 (5.07%) PMI
6 6 (4.35%) Algorithms
6 6 (4.35%) User Experience
7 5 (3.62%) Analytical Skills
8 4 (2.90%) Public Cloud
9 3 (2.17%) Biotechnology
9 3 (2.17%) Self-Motivation
10 2 (1.45%) Enterprise Software
10 2 (1.45%) Industry 4.0
10 2 (1.45%) Robotics
11 1 (0.72%) CUDA
11 1 (0.72%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
11 1 (0.72%) Graphic Design
11 1 (0.72%) Mobile App
11 1 (0.72%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 24 (17.39%) Windows
2 20 (14.49%) Linux
3 6 (4.35%) Windows Server
4 5 (3.62%) CentOS
4 5 (3.62%) Debian
4 5 (3.62%) Ubuntu
5 4 (2.90%) Unix
6 2 (1.45%) Embedded Linux
6 2 (1.45%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (22.46%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (21.01%) Data Management
3 26 (18.84%) Problem-Solving
4 25 (18.12%) ERP
5 23 (16.67%) Analytics
6 21 (15.22%) Biology
6 21 (15.22%) Chemistry
7 19 (13.77%) Mathematics
8 17 (12.32%) Test Automation
9 15 (10.87%) Project Management
9 15 (10.87%) Software Engineering
9 15 (10.87%) Time Management
10 13 (9.42%) ITIL
10 13 (9.42%) MVC
11 12 (8.70%) PRINCE2
11 12 (8.70%) Risk Management
11 12 (8.70%) Scrum
11 12 (8.70%) Visualisation
12 11 (7.97%) Bioinformatics
13 10 (7.25%) Microservices
Programming Languages
1 25 (18.12%) SQL
2 24 (17.39%) C++
3 21 (15.22%) C#
4 20 (14.49%) Python
5 18 (13.04%) Java
6 10 (7.25%) VB.NET
7 9 (6.52%) JavaScript
8 8 (5.80%) Apex Code
8 8 (5.80%) PHP
8 8 (5.80%) SOQL
8 8 (5.80%) SOSL
8 8 (5.80%) T-SQL
9 7 (5.07%) R
10 5 (3.62%) Bash Shell
10 5 (3.62%) C
10 5 (3.62%) Delphi
10 5 (3.62%) Perl
10 5 (3.62%) Ruby
11 3 (2.17%) Go
11 3 (2.17%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 21 (15.22%) Degree
2 16 (11.59%) PhD
3 12 (8.70%) Master's Degree
4 9 (6.52%) Computer Science Degree
5 8 (5.80%) CCNA
5 8 (5.80%) Cisco Certification
5 8 (5.80%) Network+ Certification
6 7 (5.07%) ITIL Certification
6 7 (5.07%) PMI Certification
7 5 (3.62%) SAP Certification
8 2 (1.45%) ISTQB
9 1 (0.72%) CISA
9 1 (0.72%) CISM
9 1 (0.72%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (6.52%) GAMP
2 7 (5.07%) GDPR
3 5 (3.62%) GxP
3 5 (3.62%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 4 (2.90%) QA
5 2 (1.45%) MISRA
5 2 (1.45%) MISRA C
6 1 (0.72%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.72%) IASME
6 1 (0.72%) JTAG
System Software
1 9 (6.52%) Active Directory
2 4 (2.90%) Docker
3 1 (0.72%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.72%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (0.72%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (3.62%) SCCM
1 5 (3.62%) WSUS
2 4 (2.90%) Ansible
2 4 (2.90%) Puppet
3 3 (2.17%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 24 (17.39%) Microsoft
2 17 (12.32%) SAP
3 12 (8.70%) Google
4 11 (7.97%) Oracle
5 10 (7.25%) Tableau
6 9 (6.52%) Red Hat
6 9 (6.52%) Salesforce.com
7 8 (5.80%) EMC
7 8 (5.80%) Pardot
7 8 (5.80%) Telerik
8 5 (3.62%) Ariba
9 4 (2.90%) Cognizant
9 4 (2.90%) PeopleSoft
10 3 (2.17%) Cognos
11 2 (1.45%) RapidMiner
11 2 (1.45%) VMware
11 2 (1.45%) Xamarin
12 1 (0.72%) Adobe
12 1 (0.72%) Hyperion
12 1 (0.72%) Veeam