Period
to 29 May 2020

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 29 May 2020 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Life Sciences
UK > UK excluding London
6 months to
29 May 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 506 522 685
Rank change year-on-year +16 +163 -39
Permanent jobs citing Life Science 161 370 231
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 0.32% 0.45% 0.23%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.88% 1.19% 0.65%
Number of salaries quoted 113 265 109
Median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - +2.27%
10th Percentile £37,500 £30,000 £30,000
90th Percentile £66,250 £67,500 £66,250
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £51,250
% change year-on-year +5.00% -2.44% +2.50%

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 18,311 30,971 35,632
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 36.86% 37.83% 36.01%
Number of salaries quoted 14,036 22,454 27,511
Median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,750 £26,250
90th Percentile £73,750 £71,561 £67,500
UK median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +5.26%

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 29 May 2020.

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 29 May 2020. 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
East of England +31 49 £47,500 -5.00% 14
North of England +81 41 £55,000 +37.50% 9
South East +44 35 £52,500 +5.00% 11
North West +35 24 £56,250 +25.00% 4
Midlands +63 21 £43,750 +16.67% 1
West Midlands +67 17 £43,750 -2.78%
North East +13 9 £53,750 +53.57% 2
Yorkshire +98 8 £70,000 +75.00% 3
Scotland +62 6 £65,000 +36.84% 2
South West +71 5 £25,000 -44.44% 2
East Midlands +43 4 £42,500 +21.43% 1
Northern Ireland - 4 £45,000 -
Life Science
UK

For the 6 months to 29 May 2020, 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 57 (35.40%) Manufacturing
2 54 (33.54%) Agile Software Development
3 51 (31.68%) JavaScript
4 37 (22.98%) Python
5 36 (22.36%) AWS
6 34 (21.12%) Docker
7 33 (20.50%) Git (software)
8 29 (18.01%) RESTful
9 28 (17.39%) AngularJS
9 28 (17.39%) Linux
10 25 (15.53%) Windows
11 24 (14.91%) Web Services
11 24 (14.91%) SQL
12 23 (14.29%) Pharmaceutical
12 23 (14.29%) Artificial Intelligence
12 23 (14.29%) React
12 23 (14.29%) Machine Learning
13 22 (13.66%) Azure
14 21 (13.04%) Java
14 21 (13.04%) CSS
15 20 (12.42%) Windows Server
16 19 (11.80%) HTML
16 19 (11.80%) Spring
17 18 (11.18%) Degree
17 18 (11.18%) Project Management
17 18 (11.18%) Problem-Solving
18 17 (10.56%) Rapid Prototyping
18 17 (10.56%) AWS CloudFormation
19 16 (9.94%) Software Engineering
19 16 (9.94%) Text Mining

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 15 (9.32%) Elasticsearch
2 2 (1.24%) CMS
2 2 (1.24%) nginx
2 2 (1.24%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.62%) OnBase
3 1 (0.62%) WordPress
Applications
1 6 (3.73%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.24%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (1.24%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.62%) Camtasia
3 1 (0.62%) XMetaL
Business Applications
1 14 (8.70%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 9 (5.59%) Dynamics CRM
3 6 (3.73%) Dynamics NAV
4 4 (2.48%) SAP S/4HANA
5 3 (1.86%) SAP CRM
5 3 (1.86%) SAP Hybris
5 3 (1.86%) SAP SD
6 1 (0.62%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 1 (0.62%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 36 (22.36%) AWS
2 22 (13.66%) Azure
3 17 (10.56%) AWS CloudFormation
4 14 (8.70%) Office 365
5 12 (7.45%) Power Platform
6 11 (6.83%) Dynamics 365
7 7 (4.35%) Amazon EC2
7 7 (4.35%) Amazon S3
7 7 (4.35%) GCP
7 7 (4.35%) SaaS
8 6 (3.73%) GitHub
8 6 (3.73%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 3 (1.86%) Azure Data Factory
10 2 (1.24%) BrowserStack
10 2 (1.24%) Google Analytics
10 2 (1.24%) PaaS
10 2 (1.24%) Serverless
11 1 (0.62%) Cloud Computing
11 1 (0.62%) Power Automate
11 1 (0.62%) PowerApps
Communications & Networking
1 12 (7.45%) Firewall
2 11 (6.83%) TCP/IP
3 10 (6.21%) VoIP
4 8 (4.97%) Unified Communications
5 7 (4.35%) VPN
6 6 (3.73%) Network Security
6 6 (3.73%) VLAN
7 4 (2.48%) NAS
7 4 (2.48%) SAN
8 2 (1.24%) Internet
9 1 (0.62%) Ethernet
9 1 (0.62%) HTTP
9 1 (0.62%) Intrusion Detection
9 1 (0.62%) LAN
9 1 (0.62%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (9.94%) Text Mining
2 13 (8.07%) SQL Server
3 12 (7.45%) Power BI
4 8 (4.97%) MySQL
5 7 (4.35%) Amazon RDS
5 7 (4.35%) PostgreSQL
6 6 (3.73%) Big Data
7 4 (2.48%) Azure SQL Database
7 4 (2.48%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 3 (1.86%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
8 3 (1.86%) Data Lake
8 3 (1.86%) Data Warehouse
8 3 (1.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 2 (1.24%) Crystal Reports
9 2 (1.24%) Geospatial Data
9 2 (1.24%) GIS
9 2 (1.24%) NoSQL
9 2 (1.24%) Relational Database
10 1 (0.62%) EDMS
10 1 (0.62%) Redis
Development Applications
1 33 (20.50%) Git (software)
2 13 (8.07%) Jenkins
3 11 (6.83%) Maven
4 7 (4.35%) Cucumber
4 7 (4.35%) JIRA
4 7 (4.35%) Selenium
5 6 (3.73%) Visual Studio
6 4 (2.48%) Postman
7 3 (1.86%) Team Foundation Server
8 2 (1.24%) Cypress.io
8 2 (1.24%) Mocha
8 2 (1.24%) SoapUI
8 2 (1.24%) Vagrant
8 2 (1.24%) WebDriver
9 1 (0.62%) Fiddler
9 1 (0.62%) Mercurial
General
1 57 (35.40%) Manufacturing
2 23 (14.29%) Pharmaceutical
3 14 (8.70%) Finance
4 7 (4.35%) Telecoms
5 4 (2.48%) Games
5 4 (2.48%) Marketing
6 3 (1.86%) Legal
7 1 (0.62%) Back Office
7 1 (0.62%) Police
7 1 (0.62%) Retail
7 1 (0.62%) Social Science
Job Titles
1 55 (34.16%) Developer
2 19 (11.80%) Java Developer
3 15 (9.32%) Analyst
4 13 (8.07%) Junior
5 9 (5.59%) Full Stack Developer
5 9 (5.59%) IT Support
6 8 (4.97%) .NET Developer
6 8 (4.97%) IT Support Specialist
6 8 (4.97%) Junior Developer
6 8 (4.97%) Junior Java Developer
6 8 (4.97%) Support Specialist
7 7 (4.35%) Cybersecurity Manager
7 7 (4.35%) JavaScript Developer
7 7 (4.35%) Security Manager
7 7 (4.35%) Senior Developer
7 7 (4.35%) Support Analyst
8 6 (3.73%) Data Scientist
8 6 (3.73%) Professional Services Manager
8 6 (3.73%) Project Manager
8 6 (3.73%) Python Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (18.01%) RESTful
2 28 (17.39%) AngularJS
3 24 (14.91%) Web Services
4 23 (14.29%) React
5 21 (13.04%) CSS
6 19 (11.80%) HTML
6 19 (11.80%) Spring
7 15 (9.32%) Spring Boot
8 14 (8.70%) .NET
9 11 (6.83%) jQuery
10 10 (6.21%) .NET Framework
11 9 (5.59%) Node.js
12 5 (3.11%) Laravel
12 5 (3.11%) REST
12 5 (3.11%) Symfony
13 4 (2.48%) Django
13 4 (2.48%) Ember.js
13 4 (2.48%) Flask
13 4 (2.48%) Gherkin
13 4 (2.48%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 15 (9.32%) Management Information System
2 14 (8.70%) User Experience
3 12 (7.45%) Mobile App
4 11 (6.83%) Analytical Skills
5 6 (3.73%) Enterprise Software
6 3 (1.86%) Algorithms
6 3 (1.86%) NHS
7 2 (1.24%) 3D Printing
7 2 (1.24%) Biotechnology
7 2 (1.24%) Greenfield Project
7 2 (1.24%) Public Cloud
7 2 (1.24%) Robotics
7 2 (1.24%) SCADA
7 2 (1.24%) Virtual Team
8 1 (0.62%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
8 1 (0.62%) Self-Motivation
8 1 (0.62%) Verilog
8 1 (0.62%) VHDL
8 1 (0.62%) Video Editing
Operating Systems
1 28 (17.39%) Linux
2 25 (15.53%) Windows
3 20 (12.42%) Windows Server
4 12 (7.45%) Windows Server 2012
4 12 (7.45%) Windows Server 2016
5 8 (4.97%) Windows 10
5 8 (4.97%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.62%) Android
6 1 (0.62%) Debian
6 1 (0.62%) Ubuntu
6 1 (0.62%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (33.54%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (14.29%) Artificial Intelligence
2 23 (14.29%) Machine Learning
3 18 (11.18%) Problem-Solving
3 18 (11.18%) Project Management
4 17 (10.56%) Rapid Prototyping
5 16 (9.94%) Software Engineering
6 14 (8.70%) Computer Science
6 14 (8.70%) CRM
6 14 (8.70%) Scrum
7 13 (8.07%) ERP
8 12 (7.45%) Data Science
8 12 (7.45%) DevOps
8 12 (7.45%) Web Development
9 11 (6.83%) Analytics
9 11 (6.83%) Data Migration
9 11 (6.83%) Migration
10 10 (6.21%) Business Intelligence
10 10 (6.21%) Cybersecurity
10 10 (6.21%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 51 (31.68%) JavaScript
2 37 (22.98%) Python
3 24 (14.91%) SQL
4 21 (13.04%) Java
5 12 (7.45%) C#
6 11 (6.83%) TypeScript
7 8 (4.97%) PHP
8 7 (4.35%) Bash Shell
9 6 (3.73%) PowerShell
10 4 (2.48%) ES6
10 4 (2.48%) Java 8
10 4 (2.48%) Ruby
11 3 (1.86%) C++
12 2 (1.24%) C
12 2 (1.24%) Perl
12 2 (1.24%) R
13 1 (0.62%) Go
13 1 (0.62%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 18 (11.18%) Degree
2 8 (4.97%) Microsoft Certification
3 6 (3.73%) CCNA
3 6 (3.73%) CISA
3 6 (3.73%) Cisco Certification
3 6 (3.73%) CISSP
3 6 (3.73%) Computer Science Degree
3 6 (3.73%) MCSE
3 6 (3.73%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 4 (2.48%) Master's Degree
5 3 (1.86%) CISM
6 2 (1.24%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (0.62%) MCP
7 1 (0.62%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (4.35%) GDPR
1 7 (4.35%) QA
2 6 (3.73%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (1.86%) Good Clinical Practice
3 3 (1.86%) GxP
3 3 (1.86%) HL7
3 3 (1.86%) NIST
4 2 (1.24%) 21 CFR Part 11
4 2 (1.24%) GAMP
5 1 (0.62%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.62%) GLP
5 1 (0.62%) GMP
5 1 (0.62%) PMO
System Software
1 34 (21.12%) Docker
2 12 (7.45%) Active Directory
3 10 (6.21%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 7 (4.35%) Puppet
2 3 (1.86%) Terraform
3 2 (1.24%) Kubernetes
3 2 (1.24%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.62%) Ansible
Vendors
1 15 (9.32%) SAP
2 10 (6.21%) Cisco
2 10 (6.21%) Microsoft
2 10 (6.21%) VMware
3 9 (5.59%) Google
4 7 (4.35%) Tableau
5 6 (3.73%) HP
5 6 (3.73%) Veeam
6 3 (1.86%) Databricks
6 3 (1.86%) hybris
7 1 (0.62%) Kofax
7 1 (0.62%) Oracle
7 1 (0.62%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (0.62%) Siemens