Period
to 21 January 2018

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Life Science in permanent job vacancies. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Life Science over the 6 months to 21 January 2018 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Life Sciences
UK
6 months to
21 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 676 860 685
Rank change year-on-year +184 -175 +71
Permanent jobs citing Life Science 550 326 694
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.32% 0.19% 0.33%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.76% 0.45% 0.79%
Number of salaries quoted 271 234 344
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% -1.04%
10th Percentile £30,000 £24,345 £31,075
90th Percentile £71,250 £70,000 £81,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £43,750 £45,000 £41,250
% change year-on-year -2.78% +9.09% -8.33%

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 with a requirement for generic IT skills.

All Generic IT Skills
UK
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 72,271 71,702 87,955
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 42.04% 40.75% 42.22%
Number of salaries quoted 56,091 58,830 70,836
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £82,500 £81,250 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,503 £42,500 £42,000
% change year-on-year +0.01% +1.19% +5.00%

Life Science
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Life Science as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Life Science in the UK

Life Science
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Life Science.

Salary trend for Life Science in the UK

Life Science
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Life Science over the 6 months to 21 January 2018.

Salary histogram for Life Science in the UK

Life Science
Top 14 Job Locations

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 over the 6 months to 21 January 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
England +193 514 £50,000 - 111
UK excluding London +116 284 £43,750 -2.78% 70
London +93 225 £50,000 -13.04% 46
East of England +60 96 £43,750 -12.50% 25
North of England +77 79 £35,875 -17.53% 15
North West +57 71 £35,875 -21.58% 12
South East +5 58 £53,750 +7.50% 17
South West +41 36 £27,125 -16.54% 1
Midlands +14 13 £35,000 -2.78% 7
West Midlands -3 8 £35,000 +2.94% 1
East Midlands +21 5 - - 6
North East -8 5 £30,000 - 3
Yorkshire +28 3 - -
Scotland - 2 £37,500 - 2

For the 6 months to 21 January 2018, IT jobs citing Life Science also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads with a requirement for Life Science.

1 171 (31.09%) Degree
2 151 (27.45%) Agile Software Development
3 142 (25.82%) Manufacturing
4 119 (21.64%) SQL
5 107 (19.45%) Windows
6 106 (19.27%) Analytical Skills
7 102 (18.55%) JavaScript
8 99 (18.00%) Python
9 98 (17.82%) Linux
9 98 (17.82%) Stakeholder Management
10 97 (17.64%) Pharmaceutical
10 97 (17.64%) Microsoft
11 85 (15.45%) SAP
12 82 (14.91%) Java
13 81 (14.73%) Software Engineering
14 80 (14.55%) Retail
15 78 (14.18%) Project Management
16 74 (13.45%) Business Development
16 74 (13.45%) Computer Science
17 69 (12.55%) SQL Server
18 66 (12.00%) Oracle
19 65 (11.82%) Finance
20 64 (11.64%) Mathematics
21 62 (11.27%) DevOps
22 58 (10.55%) Analytics
22 58 (10.55%) Amazon AWS
22 58 (10.55%) HTML
23 57 (10.36%) C++
24 54 (9.82%) Relational Database
25 53 (9.64%) Data Management

Life Science
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 21 (3.82%) OpenStack
2 17 (3.09%) Apache
2 17 (3.09%) Elasticsearch
3 16 (2.91%) SharePoint
4 15 (2.73%) Apache Spark
5 13 (2.36%) CMS
6 9 (1.64%) IIS
7 8 (1.45%) MS Exchange
8 7 (1.27%) Skype for Business
9 4 (0.73%) Confluence
10 3 (0.55%) Apache Solr
10 3 (0.55%) WordPress
11 2 (0.36%) Tomcat
12 1 (0.18%) Adobe Experience Manager
12 1 (0.18%) Anypoint
12 1 (0.18%) Marvel
Applications
1 24 (4.36%) Microsoft Office
2 15 (2.73%) Microsoft Excel
3 10 (1.82%) MS Visio
4 9 (1.64%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 6 (1.09%) FrameMaker
6 5 (0.91%) Microsoft Project
7 3 (0.55%) Photoshop
8 2 (0.36%) Doxygen
9 1 (0.18%) Adobe After Effects
9 1 (0.18%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 1 (0.18%) InVision
9 1 (0.18%) SOLIDWORKS
9 1 (0.18%) UXPin
Business Applications
1 25 (4.55%) SAP SD
2 20 (3.64%) SAP QM
3 12 (2.18%) SAP APO
4 8 (1.45%) SAP LE
4 8 (1.45%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 8 (1.45%) SAP S/4HANA
5 6 (1.09%) Dynamics CRM
6 5 (0.91%) SAP EWM
7 4 (0.73%) Oracle EBS
8 3 (0.55%) NetSuite
8 3 (0.55%) Oracle EBS R12
8 3 (0.55%) Oracle ERP
8 3 (0.55%) Oracle Manufacturing
8 3 (0.55%) SAP BPC
8 3 (0.55%) SAP ERP
8 3 (0.55%) SAP GRC
9 1 (0.18%) Dynamics AX
9 1 (0.18%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
9 1 (0.18%) Salesforce.com CRM
9 1 (0.18%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 58 (10.55%) Amazon AWS
2 26 (4.73%) Microsoft Azure
3 21 (3.82%) Office 365
4 19 (3.45%) GitHub
5 16 (2.91%) SaaS
6 15 (2.73%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 15 (2.73%) AWS CloudFormation
7 11 (2.00%) Cloud Computing
8 8 (1.45%) Google Analytics
9 7 (1.27%) Dynamics 365
10 6 (1.09%) Force.com
11 5 (0.91%) Adobe Creative Cloud
12 4 (0.73%) Salesforce Service Cloud
13 3 (0.55%) Google Cloud Platform
13 3 (0.55%) MailChimp
14 2 (0.36%) Amazon EC2
14 2 (0.36%) PaaS
15 1 (0.18%) Amazon S3
15 1 (0.18%) Veeva
Communications & Networking
1 26 (4.73%) TCP/IP
2 20 (3.64%) Wireless
3 17 (3.09%) Firewall
4 16 (2.91%) DHCP
4 16 (2.91%) DNS
5 14 (2.55%) WAN
6 10 (1.82%) LAN
6 10 (1.82%) Skype
7 9 (1.64%) Internet
7 9 (1.64%) IPsec
7 9 (1.64%) MPLS
7 9 (1.64%) OSPF
7 9 (1.64%) VoIP
7 9 (1.64%) VPN
7 9 (1.64%) Wi-Fi
8 8 (1.45%) HTTP
8 8 (1.45%) Network Security
9 5 (0.91%) Cisco IOS
9 5 (0.91%) Ethernet
9 5 (0.91%) Structured Cabling
Database & Business Intelligence
1 69 (12.55%) SQL Server
2 54 (9.82%) Relational Database
3 48 (8.73%) SAP HANA
4 42 (7.64%) Big Data
5 26 (4.73%) Hadoop
6 21 (3.82%) RDBMS
7 15 (2.73%) Power BI
8 14 (2.55%) Data Mining
8 14 (2.55%) MySQL
9 13 (2.36%) Data Warehouse
10 12 (2.18%) OLTP
11 11 (2.00%) NoSQL
11 11 (2.00%) Text Mining
12 10 (1.82%) MongoDB
13 8 (1.45%) PostgreSQL
14 7 (1.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 5 (0.91%) Oracle Database
16 4 (0.73%) Amazon Redshift
16 4 (0.73%) Electronic Patient Records
16 4 (0.73%) Redis
Development Applications
1 33 (6.00%) Git (software)
1 33 (6.00%) JIRA
2 28 (5.09%) Jenkins
3 18 (3.27%) Bitbucket
3 18 (3.27%) Team Foundation Server
4 15 (2.73%) Grunt
5 11 (2.00%) Maven
5 11 (2.00%) Oracle Forms
5 11 (2.00%) Selenium
6 9 (1.64%) JUnit
7 7 (1.27%) SonarQube
8 6 (1.09%) Hudson
8 6 (1.09%) Travis CI
9 5 (0.91%) Axure RP
9 5 (0.91%) Balsamiq Mockups
9 5 (0.91%) Gradle
10 4 (0.73%) Ant
10 4 (0.73%) Apache Ivy
10 4 (0.73%) gulp
10 4 (0.73%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 142 (25.82%) Manufacturing
2 97 (17.64%) Pharmaceutical
3 80 (14.55%) Retail
4 65 (11.82%) Finance
5 31 (5.64%) Marketing
6 23 (4.18%) Telecoms
7 20 (3.64%) Automotive
8 13 (2.36%) Billing
8 13 (2.36%) Law
9 10 (1.82%) Electronics
10 8 (1.45%) Advertising
11 5 (0.91%) Banking
12 3 (0.55%) Legal
13 1 (0.18%) Back Office
13 1 (0.18%) Investment Banking
13 1 (0.18%) Local Government
13 1 (0.18%) Polish Language
13 1 (0.18%) Russian Language
13 1 (0.18%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 102 (18.55%) Consultant
2 100 (18.18%) Developer
3 52 (9.45%) SAP Consultant
4 42 (7.64%) Software Engineer
5 33 (6.00%) Java Developer
6 30 (5.45%) Analyst
7 28 (5.09%) Project Manager
8 25 (4.55%) Embedded Engineer
9 24 (4.36%) Embedded Software Engineer
9 24 (4.36%) Principal Consultant
9 24 (4.36%) Principal SAP Consultant
10 23 (4.18%) C++ Software Engineer
11 22 (4.00%) Embedded C Engineer
11 22 (4.00%) Embedded C/C++ Engineer
11 22 (4.00%) Embedded C++ Engineer
12 21 (3.82%) Architect
12 21 (3.82%) C Software Engineer
12 21 (3.82%) Embedded C Software Engineer
12 21 (3.82%) Embedded C/C++ Software Engineer
12 21 (3.82%) Embedded C++ Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 58 (10.55%) HTML
2 41 (7.45%) .NET
3 35 (6.36%) ASP.NET
4 29 (5.27%) CSS
4 29 (5.27%) Web Services
5 24 (4.36%) RESTful
6 19 (3.45%) Hibernate
6 19 (3.45%) HTML5
7 17 (3.09%) jQuery
8 15 (2.73%) ASP.NET MVC
8 15 (2.73%) COM
8 15 (2.73%) XML
9 12 (2.18%) Spring
10 11 (2.00%) REST
10 11 (2.00%) WinForms
11 10 (1.82%) ASP.NET Web Forms
12 8 (1.45%) CSS3
12 8 (1.45%) Dapper ORM
12 8 (1.45%) SAP Fiori
12 8 (1.45%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 106 (19.27%) Analytical Skills
2 74 (13.45%) Computer Science
3 48 (8.73%) Virtual Team
4 37 (6.73%) Management Information System
5 28 (5.09%) User Experience
6 24 (4.36%) Data Centre
7 22 (4.00%) Embedded Systems
8 16 (2.91%) Algorithms
8 16 (2.91%) Greenfield Project
8 16 (2.91%) PMI
9 13 (2.36%) FMCG
10 12 (2.18%) Enterprise Software
11 11 (2.00%) PDA
11 11 (2.00%) Social Media
12 9 (1.64%) Linux Command Line
13 8 (1.45%) NHS
14 6 (1.09%) Fat Client
14 6 (1.09%) Thin Client
15 5 (0.91%) Blog
15 5 (0.91%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 107 (19.45%) Windows
2 98 (17.82%) Linux
3 20 (3.64%) Unix
4 13 (2.36%) Windows Server
5 8 (1.45%) Android
5 8 (1.45%) Windows 10
5 8 (1.45%) Windows Server 2012
6 6 (1.09%) Windows Server 2008
7 5 (0.91%) Windows 7
8 4 (0.73%) Solaris
8 4 (0.73%) Windows 8
8 4 (0.73%) Windows Server 2003
9 3 (0.55%) Apple iOS
9 3 (0.55%) CentOS
9 3 (0.55%) Ubuntu
9 3 (0.55%) Windows XP
10 2 (0.36%) Windows Embedded Compact
Processes & Methodologies
1 151 (27.45%) Agile Software Development
2 98 (17.82%) Stakeholder Management
3 81 (14.73%) Software Engineering
4 78 (14.18%) Project Management
5 74 (13.45%) Business Development
6 64 (11.64%) Mathematics
7 62 (11.27%) DevOps
8 58 (10.55%) Analytics
9 53 (9.64%) Data Management
10 47 (8.55%) Scrum
11 42 (7.64%) ETL
12 40 (7.27%) Physics
13 38 (6.91%) Continuous Integration
14 36 (6.55%) Service Delivery
15 35 (6.36%) Data Modelling
15 35 (6.36%) Test Automation
16 34 (6.18%) ITIL
16 34 (6.18%) Statistics
16 34 (6.18%) Web Development
17 33 (6.00%) Requirements Management
Programming Languages
1 119 (21.64%) SQL
2 102 (18.55%) JavaScript
3 99 (18.00%) Python
4 82 (14.91%) Java
5 57 (10.36%) C++
6 42 (7.64%) C
7 41 (7.45%) C#
8 25 (4.55%) Embedded C
8 25 (4.55%) Perl
9 21 (3.82%) Embedded C++
10 16 (2.91%) Scala
11 13 (2.36%) Fortran
11 13 (2.36%) Ruby
11 13 (2.36%) VB
12 12 (2.18%) PHP
13 11 (2.00%) VB6
14 10 (1.82%) T-SQL
15 9 (1.64%) PL/SQL
16 8 (1.45%) PowerShell
17 6 (1.09%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 171 (31.09%) Degree
2 21 (3.82%) Microsoft Certification
3 17 (3.09%) PMI Certification
4 15 (2.73%) PhD
5 14 (2.55%) Computer Science Degree
6 13 (2.36%) Cisco Certification
7 9 (1.64%) CCNP
8 8 (1.45%) CCNA
8 8 (1.45%) Master's Degree
9 6 (1.09%) MCSA
10 5 (0.91%) MCP
10 5 (0.91%) Security Cleared
11 4 (0.73%) CISM
11 4 (0.73%) CISSP
11 4 (0.73%) MCSD
11 4 (0.73%) Microsoft Certified Architect
12 3 (0.55%) CITP
12 3 (0.55%) SC Cleared
13 2 (0.36%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 1 (0.18%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 51 (9.27%) GxP
2 46 (8.36%) QA
3 11 (2.00%) Data Quality
4 5 (0.91%) GMP
4 5 (0.91%) ISO 13485
4 5 (0.91%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 4 (0.73%) 21 CFR Part 11
5 4 (0.73%) COBIT
5 4 (0.73%) IEC 62304
5 4 (0.73%) PCI DSS
5 4 (0.73%) SLA
6 3 (0.55%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 3 (0.55%) NIST 800
7 2 (0.36%) GAMP
7 2 (0.36%) ISO 9001
7 2 (0.36%) MISRA
7 2 (0.36%) MISRA C
7 2 (0.36%) PMO
7 2 (0.36%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 1 (0.18%) HIPAA
System Software
1 23 (4.18%) Active Directory
2 18 (3.27%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (2.73%) Docker
4 14 (2.55%) Hyper-V
5 13 (2.36%) KVM
6 9 (1.64%) Samba
7 8 (1.45%) oVirt
7 8 (1.45%) RHEV
8 4 (0.73%) Virtual Machines
8 4 (0.73%) vSphere
9 2 (0.36%) Firmware
10 1 (0.18%) Oracle RAC
10 1 (0.18%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 24 (4.36%) Puppet
2 16 (2.91%) Opscode Chef
3 15 (2.73%) ZABBIX
4 10 (1.82%) Ansible
5 8 (1.45%) Ambari
6 7 (1.27%) WSUS
7 6 (1.09%) SCOM
7 6 (1.09%) Simian Army
7 6 (1.09%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 3 (0.55%) Kibana
8 3 (0.55%) Terraform
9 2 (0.36%) Failover Clustering
9 2 (0.36%) Mesos
10 1 (0.18%) AirWatch
10 1 (0.18%) Cisco CUCM
10 1 (0.18%) Kubernetes
10 1 (0.18%) Microsoft Clustering
10 1 (0.18%) Packer
Vendors
1 97 (17.64%) Microsoft
2 85 (15.45%) SAP
3 66 (12.00%) Oracle
4 31 (5.64%) VMware
5 24 (4.36%) Talend
6 20 (3.64%) Cisco
6 20 (3.64%) Informatica
7 19 (3.45%) MicroStrategy
8 16 (2.91%) Google
8 16 (2.91%) Tableau
9 15 (2.73%) Ab Initio
9 15 (2.73%) Alteryx
10 14 (2.55%) Salesforce.com
11 12 (2.18%) Ariba
12 10 (1.82%) Adobe
13 9 (1.64%) Citrix
14 8 (1.45%) Hortonworks
14 8 (1.45%) MuleSoft
15 6 (1.09%) Dell
15 6 (1.09%) EqualLogic