Period
to 15 October 2019

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 15 October 2019 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Life Sciences
UK > UK excluding London
6 months to
15 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 578 643 614
Rank change year-on-year +65 -29 +39
Permanent jobs citing Life Science 267 261 309
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 0.34% 0.28% 0.32%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.91% 0.76% 0.88%
Number of salaries quoted 155 135 158
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £42,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +17.65% -5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £32,125 £27,500 £27,050
90th Percentile £76,250 £69,250 £71,250
UK median annual salary £50,000 £57,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year -13.04% +15.00% +11.11%

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 UK excluding London with a requirement for generic IT skills.

All Generic IT Skills
UK excluding London
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 29,247 34,463 35,069
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 37.12% 37.30% 36.51%
Number of salaries quoted 21,609 26,481 27,636
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.88% -
10th Percentile £26,750 £26,250 £25,750
90th Percentile £72,000 £70,000 £66,250
UK median annual salary £52,500 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year - +5.00% -

Life Science
Job Vacancy Trend in the UK excluding London

Job postings citing Life Science as a percentage 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

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT 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

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Life Science in the UK excluding London over the 6 months to 15 October 2019.

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 15 October 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
South East +16 90 £57,500 +35.29% 23
East of England +63 70 £50,000 +8.11% 35
North of England +29 55 £40,000 - 27
North West +51 42 £41,500 +3.75% 18
Midlands +66 31 £42,500 +43.96% 8
East Midlands +42 19 £41,875 +41.85% 5
West Midlands +42 12 £42,500 - 3
Scotland +27 12 £41,250 -2.94% 10
Yorkshire -1 9 £40,000 +12.68% 8
South West +8 7 £40,000 - 4
North East +21 4 £33,750 -10.00% 1
Wales - 2 - -
Life Science
UK

For the 6 months to 15 October 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 UK excluding London region with a requirement for Life Science.

1 96 (35.96%) Manufacturing
1 96 (35.96%) Agile Software Development
2 79 (29.59%) Degree
3 59 (22.10%) Microsoft
4 57 (21.35%) Computer Science
5 52 (19.48%) JavaScript
6 50 (18.73%) Software Engineering
7 46 (17.23%) Finance
8 45 (16.85%) Analytical Skills
9 43 (16.10%) Python
10 40 (14.98%) SQL
10 40 (14.98%) SQL Server
11 39 (14.61%) CSS
12 38 (14.23%) HTML
12 38 (14.23%) Mathematics
13 37 (13.86%) Business Intelligence
14 36 (13.48%) C#
14 36 (13.48%) C++
15 35 (13.11%) OO
16 34 (12.73%) Test Automation
17 33 (12.36%) Pharmaceutical
18 31 (11.61%) Management Information System
19 30 (11.24%) Java
20 29 (10.86%) CRM
21 28 (10.49%) AngularJS
22 27 (10.11%) Oracle
22 27 (10.11%) Power BI
22 27 (10.11%) Power Platform
23 26 (9.74%) Windows
23 26 (9.74%) Git (software)

Life Science
Co-occurring IT Skills in the UK excluding London 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 22 (8.24%) SharePoint
2 16 (5.99%) WordPress
3 7 (2.62%) Confluence
4 5 (1.87%) CMS
5 4 (1.50%) MS Exchange
5 4 (1.50%) Oracle Coherence
5 4 (1.50%) Skype for Business
6 3 (1.12%) IBM Notes
6 3 (1.12%) SAS
7 2 (0.75%) Anypoint
7 2 (0.75%) Mule
7 2 (0.75%) Mule ESB
Applications
1 15 (5.62%) Microsoft Excel
2 13 (4.87%) Microsoft Office
3 6 (2.25%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 5 (1.87%) Microsoft Project
5 4 (1.50%) Figma
5 4 (1.50%) OmniGraffle
5 4 (1.50%) Sketch
6 1 (0.37%) Adobe After Effects
6 1 (0.37%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (0.37%) CINEMA 4D
Business Applications
1 16 (5.99%) Dynamics CRM
1 16 (5.99%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 9 (3.37%) Dynamics NAV
2 9 (3.37%) JDE OneWorld
2 9 (3.37%) SAP ERP
2 9 (3.37%) SAP Hybris
3 6 (2.25%) Magento
4 1 (0.37%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 27 (10.11%) Power Platform
2 19 (7.12%) SaaS
3 17 (6.37%) Azure
4 16 (5.99%) Dynamics 365
5 15 (5.62%) Boomi
6 12 (4.49%) GCP
7 10 (3.75%) Office 365
8 7 (2.62%) AWS
9 6 (2.25%) iPaaS
9 6 (2.25%) Serverless
10 4 (1.50%) Azure Active Directory
10 4 (1.50%) GitHub
10 4 (1.50%) OneDrive
11 3 (1.12%) BrowserStack
11 3 (1.12%) npm
12 2 (0.75%) AWS Lambda
12 2 (0.75%) Cloud Computing
12 2 (0.75%) G Suite
12 2 (0.75%) SuccessFactors
13 1 (0.37%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (4.12%) Internet
2 7 (2.62%) Firewall
3 5 (1.87%) NAS
3 5 (1.87%) VoIP
4 4 (1.50%) OpenVPN
4 4 (1.50%) Skype
4 4 (1.50%) Wi-Fi
5 3 (1.12%) DHCP
5 3 (1.12%) DNS
5 3 (1.12%) Extranet
5 3 (1.12%) TCP/IP
6 2 (0.75%) Ethernet
6 2 (0.75%) SSL
7 1 (0.37%) Modbus
7 1 (0.37%) SAN
7 1 (0.37%) VPN
7 1 (0.37%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (14.98%) SQL Server
2 27 (10.11%) Power BI
3 21 (7.87%) MySQL
3 21 (7.87%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 21 (7.87%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 18 (6.74%) SSDT
5 14 (5.24%) Data Warehouse
5 14 (5.24%) QlikView
6 9 (3.37%) Relational Database
7 8 (3.00%) ObjectStore
8 7 (2.62%) Oracle Reports
9 6 (2.25%) Big Data
9 6 (2.25%) Oracle Database
10 5 (1.87%) MongoDB
10 5 (1.87%) NoSQL
11 4 (1.50%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
12 2 (0.75%) PostgreSQL
13 1 (0.37%) Data Mining
13 1 (0.37%) Text Mining
Development Applications
1 26 (9.74%) Git (software)
2 20 (7.49%) Visual Studio
3 17 (6.37%) Selenium
4 13 (4.87%) JIRA
5 10 (3.75%) Cucumber
6 7 (2.62%) WebDriver
7 6 (2.25%) HP UFT
7 6 (2.25%) SpecFlow
8 5 (1.87%) Mercurial
8 5 (1.87%) Ranorex
9 4 (1.50%) Axure RP
9 4 (1.50%) Team Foundation Server
9 4 (1.50%) TeamCity
9 4 (1.50%) Visual Studio Team System
10 3 (1.12%) Jasmine
10 3 (1.12%) JUnit
10 3 (1.12%) Karma Test Runner
10 3 (1.12%) Mocha
10 3 (1.12%) Mockito
11 2 (0.75%) gulp
General
1 96 (35.96%) Manufacturing
2 46 (17.23%) Finance
3 33 (12.36%) Pharmaceutical
4 16 (5.99%) Retail
5 9 (3.37%) Marketing
6 7 (2.62%) Banking
7 6 (2.25%) Electronics
8 3 (1.12%) Aerospace
8 3 (1.12%) German Language
9 2 (0.75%) Legal
9 2 (0.75%) Publishing
9 2 (0.75%) Telecoms
10 1 (0.37%) Advertising
10 1 (0.37%) Automotive
10 1 (0.37%) French Language
10 1 (0.37%) Games
10 1 (0.37%) Law
10 1 (0.37%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 58 (21.72%) Developer
2 52 (19.48%) Analyst
3 26 (9.74%) Software Engineer
4 18 (6.74%) Business Intelligence Analyst
5 17 (6.37%) Architect
6 12 (4.49%) Consultant
6 12 (4.49%) Project Manager
7 11 (4.12%) Business Analyst
7 11 (4.12%) Full Stack Developer
8 10 (3.75%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
8 10 (3.75%) Graduate
9 9 (3.37%) Data Scientist
9 9 (3.37%) IT Manager
9 9 (3.37%) Junior
10 8 (3.00%) C# Developer
10 8 (3.00%) Data Architect
10 8 (3.00%) Designer
10 8 (3.00%) Information Architect
10 8 (3.00%) Information Scientist
10 8 (3.00%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (14.61%) CSS
2 38 (14.23%) HTML
3 28 (10.49%) AngularJS
4 21 (7.87%) REST
5 19 (7.12%) HTML5
5 19 (7.12%) Web Services
6 18 (6.74%) .NET
6 18 (6.74%) React
7 14 (5.24%) Node.js
8 13 (4.87%) CSS3
8 13 (4.87%) jQuery
9 12 (4.49%) RESTful
10 9 (3.37%) EDI
11 8 (3.00%) Django
12 7 (2.62%) JSON
12 7 (2.62%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 7 (2.62%) XML
13 6 (2.25%) Entity Framework
13 6 (2.25%) SOAP
13 6 (2.25%) Vue.js
Miscellaneous
1 45 (16.85%) Analytical Skills
2 31 (11.61%) Management Information System
3 20 (7.49%) Self-Motivation
3 20 (7.49%) User Experience
4 8 (3.00%) Algorithms
4 8 (3.00%) Data Centre
5 7 (2.62%) Internet of Things
5 7 (2.62%) Mobile App
5 7 (2.62%) Virtual Team
6 6 (2.25%) Data Structures
6 6 (2.25%) Greenfield Project
6 6 (2.25%) NHS
7 5 (1.87%) Embedded Systems
7 5 (1.87%) Robotics
8 4 (1.50%) CAN bus
8 4 (1.50%) W3C
8 4 (1.50%) Web 2.0
9 3 (1.12%) Clustering
9 3 (1.12%) CUDA
9 3 (1.12%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 26 (9.74%) Windows
2 21 (7.87%) Linux
3 5 (1.87%) Embedded Linux
4 4 (1.50%) CentOS
4 4 (1.50%) Debian
4 4 (1.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 4 (1.50%) Ubuntu
5 3 (1.12%) Apple iOS
5 3 (1.12%) Mac OS
6 2 (0.75%) Android
6 2 (0.75%) Windows Server
6 2 (0.75%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.37%) Windows 10
7 1 (0.37%) Windows 7
7 1 (0.37%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 96 (35.96%) Agile Software Development
2 57 (21.35%) Computer Science
3 50 (18.73%) Software Engineering
4 38 (14.23%) Mathematics
5 37 (13.86%) Business Intelligence
6 35 (13.11%) OO
7 34 (12.73%) Test Automation
8 29 (10.86%) CRM
9 23 (8.61%) Analytics
10 22 (8.24%) Problem-Solving
11 20 (7.49%) Data Management
11 20 (7.49%) Front End Development
11 20 (7.49%) Web Development
12 18 (6.74%) Document Management
12 18 (6.74%) ERP
12 18 (6.74%) ETL
12 18 (6.74%) IT Strategy
12 18 (6.74%) Physics
12 18 (6.74%) Scrum
13 17 (6.37%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 52 (19.48%) JavaScript
2 43 (16.10%) Python
3 40 (14.98%) SQL
4 36 (13.48%) C#
4 36 (13.48%) C++
5 30 (11.24%) Java
6 23 (8.61%) PHP
7 22 (8.24%) PowerShell
8 13 (4.87%) C
9 12 (4.49%) TypeScript
10 9 (3.37%) Bash Shell
11 5 (1.87%) Fortran
11 5 (1.87%) Perl
11 5 (1.87%) R
12 4 (1.50%) Go
12 4 (1.50%) PL/SQL
13 3 (1.12%) ES6
13 3 (1.12%) PHP 5
14 2 (0.75%) Ruby
14 2 (0.75%) VBA
Qualifications
1 79 (29.59%) Degree
2 21 (7.87%) Computer Science Degree
3 18 (6.74%) PhD
4 4 (1.50%) ISEB
4 4 (1.50%) ISTQB
5 3 (1.12%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (1.12%) PMI Certification
6 2 (0.75%) CCNA
6 2 (0.75%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (0.75%) PMP
6 2 (0.75%) Postgraduate
7 1 (0.37%) CISM
7 1 (0.37%) CISSP
7 1 (0.37%) HNC
7 1 (0.37%) HND
7 1 (0.37%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 1 (0.37%) Master's Degree
7 1 (0.37%) Numerate Degree
7 1 (0.37%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (7.12%) QA
2 10 (3.75%) Data Quality
3 6 (2.25%) GDPR
4 4 (1.50%) 21 CFR Part 11
4 4 (1.50%) WAI
5 2 (0.75%) ISO 13485
6 1 (0.37%) IEC 62304
6 1 (0.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.37%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.37%) SLA
System Software
1 13 (4.87%) Active Directory
2 10 (3.75%) Docker
3 6 (2.25%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (1.87%) Hyper-V
5 4 (1.50%) Samba
6 3 (1.12%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 7 (2.62%) Kubernetes
2 4 (1.50%) Microsoft Intune
3 3 (1.12%) Ansible
4 2 (0.75%) CloudHub
4 2 (0.75%) MIIS
5 1 (0.37%) Jamf Pro
5 1 (0.37%) SCCM
5 1 (0.37%) SCSM
5 1 (0.37%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 59 (22.10%) Microsoft
2 27 (10.11%) Oracle
3 23 (8.61%) SAP
4 15 (5.62%) Dell
5 14 (5.24%) Google
6 11 (4.12%) Cypress Semiconductor
7 9 (3.37%) hybris
7 9 (3.37%) JD Edwards
7 9 (3.37%) RedPrairie
8 8 (3.00%) Cisco
9 7 (2.62%) Apple
10 6 (2.25%) Salesforce.com
10 6 (2.25%) Verint
10 6 (2.25%) VMware
11 4 (1.50%) Draytek
11 4 (1.50%) Red Hat
11 4 (1.50%) Synology
12 3 (1.12%) Adobe
12 3 (1.12%) Cognos
12 3 (1.12%) Lotus