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 29 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Life Sciences
UK
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 625 679 674
Rank change year-on-year +54 -5  
Permanent jobs citing Life Science 230 276 288
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.27% 0.26% 0.27%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.70% 0.64% 0.69%
Number of salaries quoted 135 120 169
Median salary £48,000 £55,000 £54,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -12.72% +1.85%  
90% offered a salary of more than £24,700 £32,500 £32,239
10% offered a salary of more than £69,000 £80,000 £91,900
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - -5.26%  

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 32788 42843 41687
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 38.39% 41.04% 38.93%
Number of salaries quoted 26420 34220 32936
Median salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26%  
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £29,500 £27,530
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 29 March 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 29 March 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 +47 227 £47,500 -13.63% 20
South East +91 63 £42,500 +61.90% 4
London +39 52 £62,500 +4.16% 3
East of England +13 44 £49,000 +8.88% 7
Cambridgeshire +10 32 £50,000 +11.11% 7
North West +5 29 £47,500 -13.63% 2
Cambridge -2 28 £57,500 +27.77% 3
Surrey +53 18 £35,000 +55.55% 1
Oxfordshire +16 16 £35,000 -34.57%
West Midlands +12 14 £22,500 -62.50% 1
Hampshire +23 12 £35,750 -29.03% 2
Cheshire +10 12 - -
Berkshire +45 11 £65,000 - 1
Staffordshire +20 10 £22,000 -56.00%
Hertfordshire +9 10 £48,000 -40.00%
East Midlands -14 10 £42,500 -
Manchester -15 10 £36,500 +4.28% 2
Leicestershire -13 9 £42,500 -
Basingstoke - 9 £30,000 -
Abingdon - 9 - -
South West +26 7 £45,000 -25.00% 1
Oxford - 7 £35,000 -
Teddington - 6 £41,250 -
Slough - 6 £65,000 -
Brighton - 4 - -
East Sussex - 4 - -
Egham - 4 - -
Stoke-on-Trent - 4 £18,750 -
Swindon - 4 - -
Wiltshire - 4 - -

For the 6 months to 29 March 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.

1 154 (40.00%) Manufacturing
2 113 (29.35%) Degree
3 102 (26.49%) Pharmaceutical
4 98 (25.45%) Oracle
5 91 (23.64%) Agile Software Development
6 88 (22.86%) Computer Science
7 86 (22.34%) Java
8 85 (22.08%) Microsoft
9 82 (21.30%) Finance
10 76 (19.74%) Windows
11 75 (19.48%) SQL
12 73 (18.96%) Analytical Skills
13 72 (18.70%) Linux
14 71 (18.44%) Analytics
15 66 (17.14%) .NET
16 57 (14.81%) SQL Server
16 57 (14.81%) Software Engineering
17 53 (13.77%) ERP
18 52 (13.51%) Project Management
19 51 (13.25%) JavaScript
19 51 (13.25%) Web Services
19 51 (13.25%) Relational Database
20 48 (12.47%) HTML
21 46 (11.95%) Python
22 43 (11.17%) MS Excel
22 43 (11.17%) CSS
23 40 (10.39%) C#
24 39 (10.13%) DevOps
25 38 (9.87%) jQuery
26 34 (8.83%) Business Intelligence

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 27 (7.01%) SharePoint
2 21 (5.45%) CMS
3 20 (5.19%) IIS
4 18 (4.68%) Apache
5 12 (3.12%) nginx
5 12 (3.12%) WordPress
6 9 (2.34%) Elasticsearch
6 9 (2.34%) OpenStack
7 6 (1.56%) Confluence
8 5 (1.30%) ColdFusion
9 4 (1.04%) Drupal
10 3 (0.78%) Apache Solr
10 3 (0.78%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 2 (0.52%) Apache Spark
11 2 (0.52%) Documentum
11 2 (0.52%) MS Exchange
11 2 (0.52%) SAS
11 2 (0.52%) Tomcat
12 1 (0.26%) Exchange Server 2007
12 1 (0.26%) JBoss
Applications
1 43 (11.17%) MS Excel
2 25 (6.49%) MS Office
3 8 (2.08%) MS PowerPoint
3 8 (2.08%) MS Project
4 6 (1.56%) RoboHelp
5 5 (1.30%) Camtasia
6 4 (1.04%) FrameMaker
7 3 (0.78%) Spreadsheet
8 2 (0.52%) Acrobat
8 2 (0.52%) Adobe Captivate
8 2 (0.52%) MS Visio
8 2 (0.52%) Photoshop
9 1 (0.26%) Adobe Illustrator
9 1 (0.26%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 12 (3.12%) Magento
1 12 (3.12%) Payment Gateway
2 11 (2.86%) Oracle EBS R12
3 10 (2.60%) Oracle Financials
4 8 (2.08%) Oracle Applications
5 7 (1.82%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 7 (1.82%) WebTrends
6 5 (1.30%) Oracle EBS
7 4 (1.04%) Dynamics NAV
7 4 (1.04%) SAP GRC
8 2 (0.52%) Oracle ERP
8 2 (0.52%) Oracle Payables
8 2 (0.52%) Oracle Receivables
8 2 (0.52%) Oracle SCM
8 2 (0.52%) SAP Hybris
9 1 (0.26%) Maximo
9 1 (0.26%) MFGPRO
9 1 (0.26%) Oracle Assets
9 1 (0.26%) Oracle Manufacturing
9 1 (0.26%) Primavera
Cloud Services
1 23 (5.97%) Amazon AWS
2 19 (4.94%) Google Analytics
3 12 (3.12%) GitHub
4 11 (2.86%) SaaS
5 8 (2.08%) Microsoft Azure
6 7 (1.82%) Cloud Computing
7 6 (1.56%) Loggly
8 5 (1.30%) Amazon EC2
8 5 (1.30%) AWS Lambda
9 3 (0.78%) AdWords
10 2 (0.52%) SuccessFactors
11 1 (0.26%) Adobe Creative Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 11 (2.86%) WAN
2 10 (2.60%) LAN
3 8 (2.08%) Firewall
3 8 (2.08%) VoIP
4 6 (1.56%) TCP/IP
5 4 (1.04%) Internet
5 4 (1.04%) LDAP
6 3 (0.78%) Cisco IOS
6 3 (0.78%) DMZ
6 3 (0.78%) Intranet
6 3 (0.78%) IPv4
6 3 (0.78%) IPv6
6 3 (0.78%) OSPF
6 3 (0.78%) RIP
6 3 (0.78%) SSL
7 2 (0.52%) DHCP
7 2 (0.52%) DNS
8 1 (0.26%) HTTP
8 1 (0.26%) SNMP
8 1 (0.26%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 57 (14.81%) SQL Server
2 51 (13.25%) Relational Database
3 22 (5.71%) Electronic Patient Records
4 21 (5.45%) Oracle Database
5 20 (5.19%) Data Warehouse
6 17 (4.42%) MySQL
6 17 (4.42%) RDBMS
7 16 (4.16%) Big Data
8 14 (3.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 12 (3.12%) Oracle Database 10g
10 11 (2.86%) NoSQL
11 8 (2.08%) QlikView
12 7 (1.82%) Hadoop
12 7 (1.82%) PostgreSQL
12 7 (1.82%) SQL Server 2005
13 6 (1.56%) Data Mining
13 6 (1.56%) InfluxDB
13 6 (1.56%) KNIME
13 6 (1.56%) Redis
13 6 (1.56%) Spotfire
Development Applications
1 31 (8.05%) Git (software)
2 28 (7.27%) Jenkins
3 19 (4.94%) Subversion
4 16 (4.16%) Talend Open Studio
5 11 (2.86%) Vagrant
5 11 (2.86%) Visual Studio
6 9 (2.34%) Oracle Forms
7 8 (2.08%) PHPUnit
8 7 (1.82%) Mocha
8 7 (1.82%) Selenium
9 6 (1.56%) JIRA
9 6 (1.56%) Rational Rhapsody
9 6 (1.56%) RSpec
10 5 (1.30%) TeamCity
11 4 (1.04%) Cucumber
12 3 (0.78%) GCC
12 3 (0.78%) PVCS
13 2 (0.52%) CircleCI
13 2 (0.52%) Mercurial
14 1 (0.26%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 154 (40.00%) Manufacturing
2 102 (26.49%) Pharmaceutical
3 82 (21.30%) Finance
4 28 (7.27%) Retail
5 23 (5.97%) Marketing
6 22 (5.71%) German Language
6 22 (5.71%) Telecoms
7 17 (4.42%) Aerospace
8 16 (4.16%) Banking
9 8 (2.08%) Automotive
10 4 (1.04%) Advertising
10 4 (1.04%) Publishing
11 2 (0.52%) French Language
11 2 (0.52%) Legal
11 2 (0.52%) Spanish Language
12 1 (0.26%) Billing
12 1 (0.26%) Dutch Language
12 1 (0.26%) Electronics
12 1 (0.26%) Italian Language
12 1 (0.26%) Law
Job Titles
1 78 (20.26%) Developer
2 59 (15.32%) Analyst
3 34 (8.83%) Consultant
4 27 (7.01%) Software Engineer
5 26 (6.75%) Project Manager
5 26 (6.75%) Senior Developer
6 23 (5.97%) Support Analyst
7 21 (5.45%) Architect
7 21 (5.45%) Software Developer
8 17 (4.42%) Java Developer
9 15 (3.90%) Junior
10 14 (3.64%) PHP Developer
11 13 (3.38%) Integration Engineer
12 12 (3.12%) Data Scientist
13 11 (2.86%) 2nd Line Support
13 11 (2.86%) Implementation Consultant
13 11 (2.86%) Senior Java Developer
14 10 (2.60%) Business Analyst
14 10 (2.60%) Data Analyst
14 10 (2.60%) Technical Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 66 (17.14%) .NET
2 51 (13.25%) Web Services
3 48 (12.47%) HTML
4 43 (11.17%) CSS
5 38 (9.87%) jQuery
6 32 (8.31%) CSS3
6 32 (8.31%) HTML5
7 31 (8.05%) SOAP
8 30 (7.79%) ASP.NET
9 27 (7.01%) XML
10 26 (6.75%) RESTful
11 16 (4.16%) Symfony
12 14 (3.64%) EDI
12 14 (3.64%) Java EE
13 13 (3.38%) REST
13 13 (3.38%) Spring
14 12 (3.12%) Ajax
14 12 (3.12%) CakePHP
14 12 (3.12%) CodeIgniter
14 12 (3.12%) Yii
Miscellaneous
1 88 (22.86%) Computer Science
2 73 (18.96%) Analytical Skills
3 20 (5.19%) Algorithms
4 19 (4.94%) Management Information System
5 12 (3.12%) PMI
6 8 (2.08%) Social Media
7 7 (1.82%) Clustering
7 7 (1.82%) Enterprise Software
7 7 (1.82%) User Experience
8 6 (1.56%) FMCG
9 5 (1.30%) Mobile App
9 5 (1.30%) NHS
9 5 (1.30%) Private Cloud
10 4 (1.04%) CESG
10 4 (1.04%) Linux Command Line
10 4 (1.04%) Public Cloud
11 3 (0.78%) e-Learning
11 3 (0.78%) LIMS
11 3 (0.78%) W3C
11 3 (0.78%) Web 2.0
Operating Systems
1 76 (19.74%) Windows
2 72 (18.70%) Linux
3 26 (6.75%) Windows Server
4 6 (1.56%) Windows 7
4 6 (1.56%) Windows Server 2003
4 6 (1.56%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (1.04%) Unix
6 3 (0.78%) Mac OS X
7 2 (0.52%) Android
7 2 (0.52%) Windows 8
8 1 (0.26%) CentOS
8 1 (0.26%) Mac OS
8 1 (0.26%) Windows 10
8 1 (0.26%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.26%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 91 (23.64%) Agile Software Development
2 71 (18.44%) Analytics
3 57 (14.81%) Software Engineering
4 53 (13.77%) ERP
5 52 (13.51%) Project Management
6 39 (10.13%) DevOps
7 34 (8.83%) Business Intelligence
8 33 (8.57%) Continuous Integration
9 32 (8.31%) Mathematics
10 31 (8.05%) B2B
11 30 (7.79%) Data Modelling
11 30 (7.79%) E-Commerce
11 30 (7.79%) OO
12 29 (7.53%) Scrum
12 29 (7.53%) TDD
13 28 (7.27%) OOP
14 27 (7.01%) ETL
14 27 (7.01%) SDLC
15 26 (6.75%) Data Management
15 26 (6.75%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 86 (22.34%) Java
2 75 (19.48%) SQL
3 51 (13.25%) JavaScript
4 46 (11.95%) Python
5 40 (10.39%) C#
6 29 (7.53%) C++
7 28 (7.27%) PL/SQL
8 23 (5.97%) T-SQL
9 21 (5.45%) C
10 20 (5.19%) PHP
10 20 (5.19%) PowerShell
11 17 (4.42%) Ruby
12 14 (3.64%) Scala
13 7 (1.82%) Perl
14 6 (1.56%) Bash Shell
14 6 (1.56%) R
15 4 (1.04%) VB
15 4 (1.04%) VBScript
16 3 (0.78%) Delphi
16 3 (0.78%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 113 (29.35%) Degree
2 19 (4.94%) PhD
3 13 (3.38%) PMI Certification
4 10 (2.60%) Microsoft Certification
5 8 (2.08%) Cisco Certification
5 8 (2.08%) MCP
5 8 (2.08%) MCSE
6 6 (1.56%) CCNA
6 6 (1.56%) CISA
6 6 (1.56%) CISM
6 6 (1.56%) CISSP
7 5 (1.30%) DBS Check
8 4 (1.04%) Analytics IQ
8 4 (1.04%) Security Cleared
9 3 (0.78%) MBA
9 3 (0.78%) PMP
9 3 (0.78%) Postgraduate
10 2 (0.52%) CCNP
10 2 (0.52%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 2 (0.52%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (6.75%) Data Quality
2 12 (3.12%) GAMP
2 12 (3.12%) PMO
2 12 (3.12%) QA
3 10 (2.60%) SLA
4 8 (2.08%) GxP
5 6 (1.56%) HL7
5 6 (1.56%) ISO 9001
6 4 (1.04%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 4 (1.04%) PCI DSS
7 3 (0.78%) WAI
8 1 (0.26%) 21 CFR Part 11
System Software
1 23 (5.97%) VMware Infrastructure
2 14 (3.64%) Active Directory
3 12 (3.12%) Docker
4 11 (2.86%) Hyper-V
4 11 (2.86%) Virtual Machines
5 5 (1.30%) KVM
6 4 (1.04%) LXC
7 1 (0.26%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 1 (0.26%) SAP ITS
7 1 (0.26%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 11 (2.86%) Opscode Chef
1 11 (2.86%) Puppet
2 7 (1.82%) Ansible
3 6 (1.56%) Grafana
3 6 (1.56%) Salt
4 5 (1.30%) Packer
5 4 (1.04%) CFEngine
5 4 (1.04%) RSA Archer
Vendors
1 98 (25.45%) Oracle
2 85 (22.08%) Microsoft
3 23 (5.97%) VMware
4 20 (5.19%) SAP
5 19 (4.94%) Google
6 16 (4.16%) Talend
7 12 (3.12%) Zend
8 11 (2.86%) Cognizant
9 10 (2.60%) Cisco
10 9 (2.34%) Tableau
11 8 (2.08%) MuleSoft
12 6 (1.56%) Atlassian
12 6 (1.56%) SaltStack
13 5 (1.30%) Informatica
13 5 (1.30%) webMethods
14 4 (1.04%) Facebook
14 4 (1.04%) New Relic
14 4 (1.04%) Rackspace
14 4 (1.04%) Salesforce.com
14 4 (1.04%) Twitter
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