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 3 months to 25 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Life Sciences
UK
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 645 616 650
Rank change year-on-year -29 +34  
Permanent jobs citing Life Science 227 318 335
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.26% 0.33% 0.30%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.61% 0.79% 0.74%
Number of salaries quoted 135 148 195
Median salary £45,000 £42,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% -10.52%  
90% offered a salary of more than £29,500 £27,500 £31,193
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £73,250 £62,500
UK excluding London median salary £43,000 £42,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +1.17% -5.55%  

Life Science is in the generic IT skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills.

Generic IT Skills
UK
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 37011 40133 45320
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 42.02% 41.34% 40.94%
Number of salaries quoted 28923 32860 36156
Median salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £29,500 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £75,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +6.25%  

Life Science
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing Life Science as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Miscellaneous category.

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 3 months to 25 June 2017.

Salary histogram for Life Science in the UK

Life Science
Top 30 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 3 months to 25 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -13 219 £45,000 +4.65% 50
London +65 95 £55,000 -8.33% 29
South East +22 38 £45,000 +5.88% 1
East of England +4 36 £48,000 +6.66% 10
North West -25 35 £35,500 -16.47% 7
Cambridgeshire -7 29 £47,500 +5.55% 8
Cambridge -17 27 £47,500 +5.55% 8
City of London +43 14 - - 7
Cheshire -23 13 £37,500 - 1
Liverpool +11 11 £32,500 - 1
Hampshire +7 11 £58,000 +36.47%
Merseyside +1 11 £32,500 - 1
Oxford +9 9 £40,000 +45.45%
Oxfordshire +7 9 £40,000 +45.45%
Reading +26 7 £45,000 +125.00% 1
Berkshire +15 7 £45,000 -10.00% 1
Lancashire -1 6 £35,500 -11.25%
Surrey +25 5 £55,000 +27.90%
Kent +12 5 £21,000 -47.50%
Hertfordshire -6 5 £51,500 -
Manchester -19 5 £36,500 -14.11% 5
West Midlands -58 5 - - 2
Guildford +19 4 £55,000 +57.14%
North East +17 4 £20,000 -71.42%
Durham - 4 £20,000 -
Billingham - 4 £20,000 -
Southampton - 4 £67,250 -
Staffordshire +15 3 - - 1
Chorley -7 3 £35,500 -11.25%
Runcorn - 3 £37,500 -

For the 6 months to 25 June 2017, 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.

1 187 (41.19%) Manufacturing
2 122 (26.87%) Pharmaceutical
3 102 (22.47%) Analytical Skills
4 95 (20.93%) Degree
5 93 (20.48%) Oracle
6 92 (20.26%) Finance
7 86 (18.94%) Agile Software Development
8 72 (15.86%) SQL
9 71 (15.64%) Java
10 70 (15.42%) Computer Science
11 67 (14.76%) Microsoft
12 62 (13.66%) .NET
13 61 (13.44%) JavaScript
14 57 (12.56%) Analytics
15 53 (11.67%) Linux
16 52 (11.45%) Windows
17 49 (10.79%) Business Development
18 48 (10.57%) Stakeholder Management
19 47 (10.35%) Project Management
20 46 (10.13%) Data Management
21 42 (9.25%) Retail
22 41 (9.03%) SQL Server
23 40 (8.81%) Software Engineering
24 38 (8.37%) Time Management
24 38 (8.37%) Web Services
24 38 (8.37%) Relational Database
25 37 (8.15%) Python
26 36 (7.93%) SAP
26 36 (7.93%) Mathematics
27 35 (7.71%) HTML

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 22 (4.85%) SharePoint
2 17 (3.74%) Elasticsearch
2 17 (3.74%) nginx
3 14 (3.08%) Apache
4 8 (1.76%) CMS
4 8 (1.76%) Drupal
4 8 (1.76%) IIS
4 8 (1.76%) OpenStack
5 7 (1.54%) Apache Spark
5 7 (1.54%) Confluence
5 7 (1.54%) WordPress
6 5 (1.10%) Apache Solr
6 5 (1.10%) ColdFusion
7 4 (0.88%) Documentum
8 3 (0.66%) Jetty
8 3 (0.66%) MediaWiki
8 3 (0.66%) MS Exchange
8 3 (0.66%) SAS
8 3 (0.66%) Tomcat
9 1 (0.22%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 27 (5.95%) Microsoft Office
2 22 (4.85%) Microsoft Excel
3 13 (2.86%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 6 (1.32%) Microsoft Project
4 6 (1.32%) RoboHelp
5 5 (1.10%) Camtasia
6 4 (0.88%) FrameMaker
7 3 (0.66%) Photoshop
7 3 (0.66%) Spreadsheet
8 2 (0.44%) Acrobat
8 2 (0.44%) Adobe Captivate
8 2 (0.44%) Adobe Illustrator
9 1 (0.22%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 18 (3.96%) Oracle EBS
2 15 (3.30%) Oracle EBS R12
3 12 (2.64%) Oracle Applications
4 10 (2.20%) Oracle Financials
4 10 (2.20%) SAP SD
5 8 (1.76%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 7 (1.54%) Magento
6 7 (1.54%) Payment Gateway
6 7 (1.54%) WebTrends
7 6 (1.32%) Primavera
7 6 (1.32%) SAP QM
8 5 (1.10%) Dynamics CRM
8 5 (1.10%) SAP MDG
8 5 (1.10%) SAP MDM
8 5 (1.10%) Scribe Insight
9 4 (0.88%) Dynamics GP
9 4 (0.88%) Oracle ERP
9 4 (0.88%) Oracle SCM
9 4 (0.88%) SAP GRC
10 3 (0.66%) Oracle Manufacturing
Cloud Services
1 27 (5.95%) Amazon AWS
2 17 (3.74%) Cloud Computing
3 14 (3.08%) Google Analytics
3 14 (3.08%) SaaS
4 13 (2.86%) Microsoft Azure
5 12 (2.64%) Loggly
6 7 (1.54%) GitHub
7 6 (1.32%) Amazon EC2
8 5 (1.10%) AWS Lambda
9 4 (0.88%) SuccessFactors
10 3 (0.66%) AdWords
11 2 (0.44%) Google Cloud Platform
12 1 (0.22%) Adobe Creative Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 14 (3.08%) TCP/IP
1 14 (3.08%) WAN
2 13 (2.86%) VoIP
3 11 (2.42%) LAN
4 9 (1.98%) DHCP
4 9 (1.98%) DNS
5 8 (1.76%) Firewall
6 6 (1.32%) Network Security
7 5 (1.10%) Cisco IOS
7 5 (1.10%) OSPF
7 5 (1.10%) SSL
8 4 (0.88%) VPN
9 3 (0.66%) IPv4
9 3 (0.66%) IPv6
9 3 (0.66%) LDAP
9 3 (0.66%) RIP
9 3 (0.66%) Wireless
10 2 (0.44%) IP Telephony
10 2 (0.44%) IPsec
10 2 (0.44%) Softphone
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (9.03%) SQL Server
2 38 (8.37%) Relational Database
3 21 (4.63%) Big Data
4 20 (4.41%) SAP HANA
5 18 (3.96%) Electronic Patient Records
5 18 (3.96%) PostgreSQL
6 17 (3.74%) RDBMS
7 15 (3.30%) Data Warehouse
8 13 (2.86%) MySQL
8 13 (2.86%) Oracle Database
9 12 (2.64%) InfluxDB
9 12 (2.64%) Redis
10 10 (2.20%) Hadoop
10 10 (2.20%) NoSQL
10 10 (2.20%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 10 (2.20%) Text Mining
11 9 (1.98%) Data Mining
11 9 (1.98%) KNIME
11 9 (1.98%) Spotfire
12 7 (1.54%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 19 (4.19%) Git (software)
1 19 (4.19%) Jenkins
2 17 (3.74%) Vagrant
3 16 (3.52%) Talend Open Studio
3 16 (3.52%) Visual Studio
4 14 (3.08%) PHPUnit
5 12 (2.64%) Selenium
5 12 (2.64%) Subversion
6 11 (2.42%) Rational Rhapsody
7 8 (1.76%) TeamCity
8 7 (1.54%) JIRA
9 6 (1.32%) Oracle Forms
10 5 (1.10%) Mercurial
11 4 (0.88%) CircleCI
11 4 (0.88%) RSpec
11 4 (0.88%) Team Foundation Server
12 3 (0.66%) Bugzilla
12 3 (0.66%) Eclipse
12 3 (0.66%) Log4j
12 3 (0.66%) Metasploit
General
1 187 (41.19%) Manufacturing
2 122 (26.87%) Pharmaceutical
3 92 (20.26%) Finance
4 42 (9.25%) Retail
5 29 (6.39%) Marketing
6 26 (5.73%) Telecoms
7 19 (4.19%) Banking
8 14 (3.08%) Aerospace
9 10 (2.20%) Billing
10 7 (1.54%) Automotive
11 5 (1.10%) Legal
12 4 (0.88%) Advertising
12 4 (0.88%) Back Office
12 4 (0.88%) German Language
12 4 (0.88%) Publishing
13 1 (0.22%) Dutch Language
13 1 (0.22%) French Language
13 1 (0.22%) Law
13 1 (0.22%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 79 (17.40%) Developer
2 66 (14.54%) Analyst
3 63 (13.88%) Consultant
4 24 (5.29%) Java Developer
4 24 (5.29%) Senior Developer
4 24 (5.29%) Software Engineer
5 21 (4.63%) Support Analyst
6 20 (4.41%) Architect
6 20 (4.41%) Functional Consultant
7 19 (4.19%) Project Manager
8 17 (3.74%) Data Analyst
9 13 (2.86%) Software Developer
10 12 (2.64%) AWS DevOps
10 12 (2.64%) Integration Engineer
10 12 (2.64%) JDE Consultant
10 12 (2.64%) JDE Functional Consultant
10 12 (2.64%) Senior Java Developer
11 10 (2.20%) Business Analyst
11 10 (2.20%) Data Scientist
11 10 (2.20%) Python Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 62 (13.66%) .NET
2 38 (8.37%) Web Services
3 35 (7.71%) HTML
4 29 (6.39%) XML
5 28 (6.17%) ASP.NET
6 25 (5.51%) CSS
7 21 (4.63%) jQuery
8 20 (4.41%) HTML5
8 20 (4.41%) Middleware
9 19 (4.19%) Ruby on Rails
10 16 (3.52%) Lucene
11 15 (3.30%) Spring
11 15 (3.30%) Symfony
12 14 (3.08%) AngularJS
13 13 (2.86%) Natural Language Processing
13 13 (2.86%) OpenGL
13 13 (2.86%) Oracle Fusion
13 13 (2.86%) RESTful
14 12 (2.64%) Behat
14 12 (2.64%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 102 (22.47%) Analytical Skills
2 70 (15.42%) Computer Science
3 27 (5.95%) Management Information System
4 23 (5.07%) Virtual Team
5 21 (4.63%) Algorithms
6 16 (3.52%) Mobile App
7 14 (3.08%) Greenfield Project
8 11 (2.42%) User Experience
9 8 (1.76%) NHS
10 7 (1.54%) Clustering
11 6 (1.32%) Social Media
12 5 (1.10%) Driving Licence
12 5 (1.10%) Enterprise Software
12 5 (1.10%) FMCG
12 5 (1.10%) Private Cloud
12 5 (1.10%) Reference Data
13 4 (0.88%) LIMS
14 3 (0.66%) Cybercrime
14 3 (0.66%) Embedded Systems
14 3 (0.66%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 53 (11.67%) Linux
2 52 (11.45%) Windows
3 18 (3.96%) Windows Server
4 9 (1.98%) Windows 7
5 7 (1.54%) Android
5 7 (1.54%) Windows 10
5 7 (1.54%) Windows 8
5 7 (1.54%) Windows Server 2003
5 7 (1.54%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (0.88%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (0.66%) Mac OS
7 3 (0.66%) Mac OS X
7 3 (0.66%) Unix
8 1 (0.22%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.22%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 86 (18.94%) Agile Software Development
2 57 (12.56%) Analytics
3 49 (10.79%) Business Development
4 48 (10.57%) Stakeholder Management
5 47 (10.35%) Project Management
6 46 (10.13%) Data Management
7 40 (8.81%) Software Engineering
8 38 (8.37%) Time Management
9 36 (7.93%) Mathematics
10 34 (7.49%) TDD
11 33 (7.27%) ERP
12 31 (6.83%) Business Intelligence
12 31 (6.83%) DevOps
13 30 (6.61%) Data Modelling
14 29 (6.39%) Continuous Integration
14 29 (6.39%) ETL
15 27 (5.95%) Logistics
15 27 (5.95%) Validation
16 26 (5.73%) ITIL
16 26 (5.73%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 72 (15.86%) SQL
2 71 (15.64%) Java
3 61 (13.44%) JavaScript
4 37 (8.15%) Python
5 28 (6.17%) C#
6 27 (5.95%) PHP
7 24 (5.29%) C++
7 24 (5.29%) PL/SQL
7 24 (5.29%) Ruby
8 20 (4.41%) T-SQL
9 15 (3.30%) C
10 11 (2.42%) Scala
11 9 (1.98%) Perl
12 7 (1.54%) Bash Shell
12 7 (1.54%) Elixir
12 7 (1.54%) PowerShell
13 6 (1.32%) R
13 6 (1.32%) VB
14 4 (0.88%) VB.NET
15 3 (0.66%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 95 (20.93%) Degree
2 17 (3.74%) PhD
3 14 (3.08%) Computer Science Degree
3 14 (3.08%) Microsoft Certification
4 10 (2.20%) Cisco Certification
4 10 (2.20%) Postgraduate
5 8 (1.76%) CCNA
5 8 (1.76%) DBS Check
6 7 (1.54%) MCP
6 7 (1.54%) MCSE
6 7 (1.54%) SC Cleared
6 7 (1.54%) Security Cleared
7 5 (1.10%) HND
8 4 (0.88%) Analytics IQ
8 4 (0.88%) PMI Certification
9 3 (0.66%) CEH
9 3 (0.66%) GCFA
9 3 (0.66%) GCIH
9 3 (0.66%) GREM
9 3 (0.66%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (7.49%) Data Quality
2 31 (6.83%) GxP
3 17 (3.74%) SLA
4 15 (3.30%) QA
5 8 (1.76%) GMP
6 7 (1.54%) PMO
7 5 (1.10%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 4 (0.88%) GAMP
9 3 (0.66%) COBIT
9 3 (0.66%) Cyber Essentials
9 3 (0.66%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
9 3 (0.66%) Val IT
10 2 (0.44%) 21 CFR Part 11
10 2 (0.44%) HL7
10 2 (0.44%) ISO 9001
10 2 (0.44%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 2 (0.44%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 27 (5.95%) Active Directory
2 16 (3.52%) Docker
3 15 (3.30%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (1.10%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 5 (1.10%) KVM
4 5 (1.10%) XenApp
5 2 (0.44%) Hyper-V
5 2 (0.44%) Samba
5 2 (0.44%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.22%) SAP ITS
Systems Management
1 12 (2.64%) Grafana
2 6 (1.32%) Opscode Chef
2 6 (1.32%) Puppet
3 5 (1.10%) Packer
4 4 (0.88%) Ansible
4 4 (0.88%) RSA Archer
5 3 (0.66%) Nessus
6 1 (0.22%) Salt
Vendors
1 93 (20.48%) Oracle
2 67 (14.76%) Microsoft
3 36 (7.93%) SAP
4 25 (5.51%) Cognizant
5 16 (3.52%) Google
5 16 (3.52%) Talend
6 15 (3.30%) VMware
7 14 (3.08%) PeopleSoft
8 13 (2.86%) JD Edwards
8 13 (2.86%) Tableau
9 12 (2.64%) SaltStack
10 11 (2.42%) Cisco
11 10 (2.20%) Informatica
12 8 (1.76%) New Relic
13 7 (1.54%) Citrix
13 7 (1.54%) MuleSoft
13 7 (1.54%) Zend
14 6 (1.32%) Atlassian
15 5 (1.10%) hybris
15 5 (1.10%) webMethods
Abertillery, Gwent
Recruitment Genius
Posted: Yesterday
London
Empiric
Salary: Up to £75,000 per annum + 10% bonus + fantastic company benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Vadis People
Salary: circ £50,000 to £65,000
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Vadis People Services Ltd
Posted: 2 days ago
South East London
Client Server
Salary: £35k to £50k + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Edgar Cowen
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Cognizant
Salary: Unspecified Market standards
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Red - The Global SAP Solutions Provider
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £95,000 - £115,000 base salary (plus impressive package)
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £95,000 - £115,000 base salary (plus impressive package)
Posted: 2 days ago
London
ECM Selection
Salary: £Competitive dep. on experience
Posted: 3 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Client Server
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Vantage Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: From £50,000 to £55,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Client Server
Salary: £60k to £75k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Edgar Cowen
Salary: £48000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
UK
Quadratek People Limited
Salary: From £50,000 to £70,000 per annum Salary dependant on skills
Posted: 3 days ago
Reading
Michael Page Technology
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus + Laptop + Bens
Posted: 8 days ago
Tamworth, Staffordshire
Oscar
Salary: £50000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Java Source
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Kerr Recruitment
Salary: commission + benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Cambridge
Client Server
Salary: £60000 - £75000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
North London
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: From £36,000 to £45,000 per annum 7.5% Bonus, Pension, Healthcare, Lif
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £45,000 - £55,000 (plus competitive package)
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £45,000 - £55,000 (plus competitive package)
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Oscar
Salary: £45000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Client Server
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 11 days ago
London
Cognizant
Salary: Unspecified
Posted: 8 days ago
London
Client Server
Salary: £35k to £50k + benefits
Posted: 11 days ago
Basildon, Essex
Cognizant
Salary: Unspecified Market Standards
Posted: 9 days ago
Bournemouth, Dorset
Cognizant
Salary: Unspecified Market Standards
Posted: 9 days ago