Life Science Jobs in the UK excluding London

Life Sciences
UK > UK excluding London

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Life Science in permanent job vacancies advertised in the UK excluding London. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Life Science over the 6 months to 21 May 2024 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

6 months to
21 May 2024
Same period 2023 Same period 2022
Rank 563 463 264
Rank change year-on-year -100 -199 +58
Permanent jobs citing Life Science 213 302 975
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 0.30% 0.51% 1.34%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.88% 1.25% 3.06%
Number of salaries quoted 94 118 77
10th Percentile £26,250 £31,250 £31,250
25th Percentile £31,250 £38,750 £41,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £45,000 £55,000 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year -18.18% +10.00% +14.29%
75th Percentile £60,000 £68,064 £60,000
90th Percentile £70,000 £95,750 £82,750
UK median annual salary £47,500 £60,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year -20.83% +9.09% +2.80%

All Generic Skills
UK excluding London

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 UK excluding London with a requirement for generic IT skills.

Permanent vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 24,068 24,070 31,895
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 33.55% 40.89% 43.84%
Number of salaries quoted 15,188 11,069 15,908
10th Percentile £26,250 £31,250 £30,000
25th Percentile £35,000 £40,371 £40,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £55,000 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year -9.09% +4.76% +5.00%
75th Percentile £65,000 £70,000 £68,750
90th Percentile £80,000 £85,000 £82,500
UK median annual salary £55,000 £65,000 £62,500
% change year-on-year -15.38% +4.00% +4.17%

Life Science
Job Vacancy Trend in the UK excluding London

Job postings citing Life Science as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London.

Job vacancy trend for Life Science in the UK excluding London

Life Science
Salary Trend in the UK excluding London

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Life Science in the UK excluding London.

Salary trend for Life Science in the UK excluding London

Life Science
Salary Histogram in the UK excluding London

Salary distribution for jobs citing Life Science in the UK excluding London over the 6 months to 21 May 2024.

Salary histogram for Life Science in the UK excluding London

Life Science
Job Locations in the UK excluding London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Life Science within the UK excluding London region over the 6 months to 21 May 2024. 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
South East -49 70 £40,000 -27.27% 66
North of England -21 51 £40,000 -21.95% 48
East of England +6 31 £55,000 +15.79% 61
Midlands -7 27 £62,500 +13.64% 22
Yorkshire +25 26 £32,500 -23.53% 12
East Midlands -8 22 - - 10
North West 0 21 £62,500 +4.17% 29
Scotland -63 15 £60,000 -4.00% 18
South West -8 11 £45,000 -3.23% 9
Wales - 6 £65,766 - 8
West Midlands -1 5 £62,500 -3.06% 12
North East -13 4 £27,875 -75.76% 9
Northern Ireland - 2 £60,000 - 4
Life Science
UK

Life Science
Co-occurring Skills and Capabilities in the UK excluding London by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same employment type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 13 (6.10%) Documentum
2 7 (3.29%) SAS
3 6 (2.82%) OpenStack
4 4 (1.88%) Microsoft Exchange
4 4 (1.88%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.47%) Apache
5 1 (0.47%) IIS
5 1 (0.47%) WebSphere
Applications
1 27 (12.68%) Microsoft Office
2 25 (11.74%) Microsoft Excel
3 6 (2.82%) Microsoft Project
4 2 (0.94%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 2 (0.94%) Adobe XD
4 2 (0.94%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (0.94%) Sketch
Business Applications
1 16 (7.51%) TrackWise
2 4 (1.88%) SAP S/4HANA
3 3 (1.41%) Oracle ERP
4 2 (0.94%) SAP ERP
4 2 (0.94%) SAP HR
4 2 (0.94%) SAP IBP
4 2 (0.94%) SAP Payroll
5 1 (0.47%) SAP MDG
Cloud Services
1 29 (13.62%) Azure
2 22 (10.33%) AWS
3 13 (6.10%) Microsoft 365
4 11 (5.16%) GitHub
5 8 (3.76%) IaaS
6 6 (2.82%) Power Platform
7 5 (2.35%) PowerApps
7 5 (2.35%) Serverless
8 4 (1.88%) Azure DevOps
8 4 (1.88%) Entra ID
8 4 (1.88%) SaaS
9 3 (1.41%) Azure Service Bus
9 3 (1.41%) Cloud Computing
9 3 (1.41%) Dynamics 365
9 3 (1.41%) OCI
9 3 (1.41%) Power Automate
10 2 (0.94%) Adobe Creative Cloud
10 2 (0.94%) Figma
10 2 (0.94%) Google Workspace
10 2 (0.94%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (3.76%) Firewall
2 4 (1.88%) LAN
2 4 (1.88%) TCP/IP
2 4 (1.88%) WAN
3 3 (1.41%) Intrusion Detection
3 3 (1.41%) Wireless
4 2 (0.94%) VPN
5 1 (0.47%) DHCP
5 1 (0.47%) DNS
5 1 (0.47%) NAS
5 1 (0.47%) SAN
5 1 (0.47%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (5.63%) SQL Server
2 7 (3.29%) Relational Database
3 6 (2.82%) Power BI
4 5 (2.35%) Big Data
4 5 (2.35%) MS Access
5 3 (1.41%) Amazon RDS
5 3 (1.41%) Azure SQL Database
5 3 (1.41%) Metadata
6 2 (0.94%) EDMS
7 1 (0.47%) Data Mining
7 1 (0.47%) MySQL
7 1 (0.47%) Tableau
Development Applications
1 7 (3.29%) Git
2 5 (2.35%) InstallShield
2 5 (2.35%) JIRA
3 2 (0.94%) Axure RP
General
1 84 (39.44%) Social Skills
2 81 (38.03%) Pharmaceutical
3 36 (16.90%) Analytical Skills
4 31 (14.55%) Law
4 31 (14.55%) Manufacturing
5 30 (14.08%) Finance
6 23 (10.80%) Inclusion and Diversity
7 17 (7.98%) Presentation Skills
8 14 (6.57%) Marketing
9 8 (3.76%) Public Sector
9 8 (3.76%) Retail
10 7 (3.29%) Military
11 5 (2.35%) Games
11 5 (2.35%) Legal
12 4 (1.88%) Billing
13 2 (0.94%) Advertising
13 2 (0.94%) Multimedia
14 1 (0.47%) Publishing
14 1 (0.47%) Tech for Good
14 1 (0.47%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 43 (20.19%) Analyst
2 28 (13.15%) Senior
3 22 (10.33%) Lead
4 19 (8.92%) Developer
5 18 (8.45%) Research Analyst
6 16 (7.51%) Development Manager
7 15 (7.04%) IT Manager
7 15 (7.04%) Software Engineer
8 14 (6.57%) Systems Manager
9 13 (6.10%) Business Development Manager
9 13 (6.10%) Business Manager
9 13 (6.10%) Data Integrity Manager
9 13 (6.10%) IT Analyst
9 13 (6.10%) QA Manager
10 11 (5.16%) Senior Manager
11 10 (4.69%) IT Support
12 9 (4.23%) Project Leader
12 9 (4.23%) Service Analyst
12 9 (4.23%) Service Desk Analyst
12 9 (4.23%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (4.23%) .NET
2 7 (3.29%) XML
3 6 (2.82%) HTML
3 6 (2.82%) React
4 5 (2.35%) AngularJS
4 5 (2.35%) CSS
4 5 (2.35%) Oracle Fusion
5 4 (1.88%) .NET Core
5 4 (1.88%) .NET Framework
5 4 (1.88%) EDI
5 4 (1.88%) Entity Framework
6 1 (0.47%) Spring
6 1 (0.47%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 28 (13.15%) Biopharmaceutical
2 13 (6.10%) LIMS
3 11 (5.16%) Management Information System
4 7 (3.29%) Data Structures
4 7 (3.29%) Onboarding
5 6 (2.82%) Renewable Energy
5 6 (2.82%) Self-Motivation
6 5 (2.35%) Pharmacovigilance
7 4 (1.88%) Data Centre
7 4 (1.88%) Device Driver
7 4 (1.88%) Driving Licence
7 4 (1.88%) NHS
7 4 (1.88%) Product Ownership
7 4 (1.88%) Public Cloud
8 3 (1.41%) Genomics
8 3 (1.41%) Team-Oriented Environment
9 2 (0.94%) Algorithms
9 2 (0.94%) Cloud Native
9 2 (0.94%) Graphic Design
9 2 (0.94%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 32 (15.02%) Windows
2 12 (5.63%) Linux
3 10 (4.69%) Windows Server
4 5 (2.35%) Mac OS
4 5 (2.35%) Windows 10
5 2 (0.94%) Unix
5 2 (0.94%) Windows Server 2019
6 1 (0.47%) Android
6 1 (0.47%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.47%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (0.47%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 59 (27.70%) Problem-Solving
2 46 (21.60%) Biotechnology
3 42 (19.72%) Validation
4 29 (13.62%) Project Management
5 28 (13.15%) Data Science
6 26 (12.21%) Analytics
7 25 (11.74%) Computer Science
8 23 (10.80%) Business Development
8 23 (10.80%) Data Analysis
9 22 (10.33%) QMS
10 21 (9.86%) Chemistry
11 20 (9.39%) Mathematics
12 19 (8.92%) OO
12 19 (8.92%) Software Engineering
13 18 (8.45%) Acceptance Criteria
13 18 (8.45%) Project Delivery
14 17 (7.98%) Agile
14 17 (7.98%) CAPA
14 17 (7.98%) Change Control
14 17 (7.98%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 22 (10.33%) SQL
2 17 (7.98%) C#
3 15 (7.04%) Python
4 9 (4.23%) Ruby
5 8 (3.76%) Java
6 6 (2.82%) Bash
6 6 (2.82%) JavaScript
7 5 (2.35%) C++
7 5 (2.35%) VB
8 4 (1.88%) Delphi
9 2 (0.94%) PHP
9 2 (0.94%) PowerShell
9 2 (0.94%) R
Qualifications
1 107 (50.23%) Degree
2 20 (9.39%) PhD
3 17 (7.98%) Computer Science Degree
4 15 (7.04%) Master's Degree
5 10 (4.69%) CFA
5 10 (4.69%) CIMA
5 10 (4.69%) MBA
6 7 (3.29%) Numerate Degree
7 5 (2.35%) Security Cleared
8 3 (1.41%) CISA
8 3 (1.41%) CISSP
8 3 (1.41%) PMI Certification
8 3 (1.41%) PMP
9 1 (0.47%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (14.08%) QA
2 22 (10.33%) Good Clinical Practice
3 20 (9.39%) GMP
4 19 (8.92%) GLP
5 13 (6.10%) GxP
6 8 (3.76%) Accessibility
7 7 (3.29%) CDISC
8 5 (2.35%) GAMP
8 5 (2.35%) GDPR
9 3 (1.41%) HIPAA
9 3 (1.41%) ISO 9001
9 3 (1.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 3 (1.41%) PCI DSS
10 2 (0.94%) Cyber Essentials
10 2 (0.94%) GRC
10 2 (0.94%) ITGC
10 2 (0.94%) SLA
10 2 (0.94%) SOC 2
11 1 (0.47%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
11 1 (0.47%) NIST
System Software
1 17 (7.98%) Active Directory
2 9 (4.23%) Hyper-V
3 5 (2.35%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (0.94%) Docker
4 2 (0.94%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 3 (1.41%) Kubernetes
2 2 (0.94%) Nessus
2 2 (0.94%) Progress Chef
2 2 (0.94%) Puppet
3 1 (0.47%) Microsoft Intune
3 1 (0.47%) SCCM
3 1 (0.47%) SCVMM
3 1 (0.47%) Terraform
Vendors
1 51 (23.94%) Microsoft
2 8 (3.76%) Oracle
2 8 (3.76%) SAP
3 7 (3.29%) iManage
4 6 (2.82%) VMware
5 4 (1.88%) F5
6 2 (0.94%) Adobe
6 2 (0.94%) Apple
6 2 (0.94%) IONA
6 2 (0.94%) Salesforce
7 1 (0.47%) Databricks