Period
to 25 September 2017

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 25 September 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Life Sciences
UK
6 months to
25 Sep 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 677 742 734
Rank change year-on-year +65 -8 +104
Permanent jobs citing Life Science 558 534 639
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.32% 0.28% 0.29%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.73% 0.68% 0.70%
Number of salaries quoted 295 297 347
UK median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% -5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £31,460 £25,500 £29,789
90th Percentile £75,000 £83,750 £71,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +12.50% -11.11% +28.57%

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 76086 78808 91407
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 43.19% 41.17% 41.47%
Number of salaries quoted 57129 64628 73335
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 £26,750
90th Percentile £82,500 £80,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +6.25% -

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 25 September 2017.

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 25 September 2017. 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 +103 528 £50,000 +11.11% 27
UK excluding London +1 308 £45,000 +12.50% 18
London +79 219 £52,500 -8.70% 12
North of England +52 102 £35,500 -11.25% 3
North West +41 91 £35,688 -13.48% 3
South East +46 88 £47,500 +18.75% 5
East of England +13 82 £57,500 +27.78% 4
South West +23 18 £40,000 -3.03% 3
Midlands -36 17 £50,250 +25.63%
West Midlands -63 10 £18,000 -53.55%
North East +19 9 £20,000 -47.30%
East Midlands +31 6 £82,500 +106.25%
Yorkshire +23 2 - -
Scotland -3 2 £37,500 - 1

For the 6 months to 25 September 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.

1 200 (35.84%) Manufacturing
2 166 (29.75%) Agile Software Development
3 145 (25.99%) Pharmaceutical
4 144 (25.81%) Degree
5 127 (22.76%) Java
6 121 (21.68%) Analytical Skills
7 116 (20.79%) Oracle
8 107 (19.18%) JavaScript
9 105 (18.82%) SQL
10 93 (16.67%) Finance
11 91 (16.31%) Microsoft
12 88 (15.77%) Retail
13 83 (14.87%) Linux
14 82 (14.70%) Windows
15 76 (13.62%) HTML
15 76 (13.62%) Data Management
16 74 (13.26%) SQL Server
17 69 (12.37%) Python
17 69 (12.37%) Stakeholder Management
18 68 (12.19%) SAP
19 67 (12.01%) Business Development
20 60 (10.75%) Project Management
21 58 (10.39%) Software Engineering
22 56 (10.04%) .NET
23 54 (9.68%) Web Services
24 52 (9.32%) Computer Science
25 51 (9.14%) Amazon AWS
26 50 (8.96%) Relational Database
27 48 (8.60%) ETL
28 47 (8.42%) Time 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 32 (5.73%) Elasticsearch
2 20 (3.58%) SharePoint
3 18 (3.23%) Apache Spark
4 17 (3.05%) Apache
5 10 (1.79%) CMS
5 10 (1.79%) Tomcat
6 9 (1.61%) nginx
7 8 (1.43%) IIS
8 7 (1.25%) OpenStack
9 6 (1.08%) Drupal
10 4 (0.72%) Apache Solr
10 4 (0.72%) MS Exchange
11 3 (0.54%) Documentum
11 3 (0.54%) Jetty
11 3 (0.54%) Marvel
11 3 (0.54%) MediaWiki
12 2 (0.36%) SAS
12 2 (0.36%) Skype for Business
13 1 (0.18%) Adobe Experience Manager
13 1 (0.18%) Confluence
Applications
1 28 (5.02%) Microsoft Excel
2 26 (4.66%) Microsoft Office
3 14 (2.51%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 10 (1.79%) MS Visio
5 6 (1.08%) FrameMaker
6 4 (0.72%) Microsoft Project
7 3 (0.54%) Adobe After Effects
7 3 (0.54%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 3 (0.54%) InVision
7 3 (0.54%) Pipeline Pilot
7 3 (0.54%) UXPin
8 2 (0.36%) Adobe Illustrator
8 2 (0.36%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 35 (6.27%) Oracle EBS
2 19 (3.41%) SAP SD
3 16 (2.87%) SAP QM
4 12 (2.15%) Dynamics CRM
5 9 (1.61%) NetSuite
5 9 (1.61%) Oracle BPM
6 8 (1.43%) Oracle EBS R12
7 6 (1.08%) Oracle ERP
7 6 (1.08%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 6 (1.08%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 6 (1.08%) SAP S/4HANA
7 6 (1.08%) Scribe Insight
8 5 (0.90%) Dynamics GP
8 5 (0.90%) Oracle Manufacturing
8 5 (0.90%) Primavera
8 5 (0.90%) SAP MDG
8 5 (0.90%) SAP MDM
9 4 (0.72%) Oracle Applications
9 4 (0.72%) SAP APO
9 4 (0.72%) SAP LE
Cloud Services
1 51 (9.14%) Amazon AWS
2 32 (5.73%) SaaS
3 22 (3.94%) Cloud Computing
4 20 (3.58%) Microsoft Azure
5 12 (2.15%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 12 (2.15%) AWS CloudFormation
5 12 (2.15%) GitHub
6 11 (1.97%) Office 365
7 9 (1.61%) Loggly
8 8 (1.43%) Salesforce Service Cloud
9 6 (1.08%) Amazon EC2
9 6 (1.08%) Veeva
10 4 (0.72%) Google Analytics
10 4 (0.72%) Google Cloud Platform
11 3 (0.54%) Force.com
11 3 (0.54%) SuccessFactors
12 2 (0.36%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 23 (4.12%) TCP/IP
2 21 (3.76%) DHCP
2 21 (3.76%) DNS
3 14 (2.51%) Wireless
4 13 (2.33%) WAN
5 11 (1.97%) VoIP
6 10 (1.79%) Cisco IOS
6 10 (1.79%) Network Security
7 8 (1.43%) Firewall
7 8 (1.43%) HTTP
8 7 (1.25%) Ethernet
8 7 (1.25%) LAN
8 7 (1.25%) VPN
9 6 (1.08%) BGP
9 6 (1.08%) EIGRP
9 6 (1.08%) IPsec
9 6 (1.08%) MPLS
9 6 (1.08%) OSPF
9 6 (1.08%) SNMP
9 6 (1.08%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 74 (13.26%) SQL Server
2 50 (8.96%) Relational Database
3 39 (6.99%) SAP HANA
4 30 (5.38%) Big Data
5 24 (4.30%) Text Mining
6 23 (4.12%) MySQL
7 22 (3.94%) Hadoop
8 20 (3.58%) RDBMS
9 18 (3.23%) PostgreSQL
10 13 (2.33%) Data Warehouse
10 13 (2.33%) Electronic Patient Records
11 12 (2.15%) Amazon Redshift
11 12 (2.15%) Oracle Database
12 10 (1.79%) NoSQL
12 10 (1.79%) Redis
12 10 (1.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 9 (1.61%) InfluxDB
14 8 (1.43%) OLTP
14 8 (1.43%) Pentaho
14 8 (1.43%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 42 (7.53%) Jenkins
2 26 (4.66%) Git (software)
3 22 (3.94%) Talend Open Studio
4 20 (3.58%) JIRA
5 17 (3.05%) Maven
6 15 (2.69%) Selenium
7 14 (2.51%) Team Foundation Server
8 12 (2.15%) Bitbucket
9 11 (1.97%) Rational Rhapsody
10 9 (1.61%) JUnit
10 9 (1.61%) PHPUnit
10 9 (1.61%) Vagrant
11 8 (1.43%) Oracle Forms
11 8 (1.43%) Visual Studio
12 6 (1.08%) Hudson
12 6 (1.08%) Oracle APEX
12 6 (1.08%) SonarQube
12 6 (1.08%) Travis CI
13 4 (0.72%) Gradle
13 4 (0.72%) Metasploit
General
1 200 (35.84%) Manufacturing
2 145 (25.99%) Pharmaceutical
3 93 (16.67%) Finance
4 88 (15.77%) Retail
5 34 (6.09%) Banking
5 34 (6.09%) Marketing
6 25 (4.48%) Telecoms
7 16 (2.87%) Automotive
8 15 (2.69%) Billing
9 8 (1.43%) Back Office
9 8 (1.43%) Law
10 4 (0.72%) Legal
11 3 (0.54%) Electronics
12 2 (0.36%) Aerospace
13 1 (0.18%) Investment Banking
13 1 (0.18%) Polish Language
13 1 (0.18%) Russian Language
13 1 (0.18%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 129 (23.12%) Developer
2 111 (19.89%) Consultant
3 74 (13.26%) Java Developer
4 46 (8.24%) Analyst
5 40 (7.17%) Senior Developer
6 32 (5.73%) Senior Java Developer
7 28 (5.02%) SAP Consultant
8 27 (4.84%) Software Engineer
9 25 (4.48%) Architect
10 21 (3.76%) Software Developer
11 19 (3.41%) Functional Consultant
11 19 (3.41%) Project Manager
12 15 (2.69%) JavaScript Developer
12 15 (2.69%) Principal Consultant
13 13 (2.33%) Data Analyst
14 12 (2.15%) Data Consultant
14 12 (2.15%) Data Scientist
14 12 (2.15%) Principal SAP Consultant
14 12 (2.15%) Senior Consultant
14 12 (2.15%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 76 (13.62%) HTML
2 56 (10.04%) .NET
3 54 (9.68%) Web Services
4 41 (7.35%) ASP.NET
4 41 (7.35%) CSS
5 38 (6.81%) HTML5
6 35 (6.27%) Spring
7 34 (6.09%) Hibernate
8 31 (5.56%) Middleware
9 30 (5.38%) jQuery
10 29 (5.20%) RESTful
11 28 (5.02%) Oracle Fusion
11 28 (5.02%) XML
12 23 (4.12%) REST
13 20 (3.58%) AngularJS
14 16 (2.87%) ASP.NET MVC
14 16 (2.87%) Ruby on Rails
14 16 (2.87%) Twitter Bootstrap
15 14 (2.51%) COM
15 14 (2.51%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 121 (21.68%) Analytical Skills
2 52 (9.32%) Computer Science
3 42 (7.53%) Virtual Team
4 36 (6.45%) Management Information System
5 27 (4.84%) User Experience
6 23 (4.12%) Algorithms
6 23 (4.12%) Greenfield Project
7 13 (2.33%) Mobile App
8 10 (1.79%) Data Centre
8 10 (1.79%) Embedded Systems
9 9 (1.61%) NHS
10 8 (1.43%) Cloud Native
10 8 (1.43%) Fat Client
10 8 (1.43%) PDA
10 8 (1.43%) PMI
10 8 (1.43%) Thin Client
11 7 (1.25%) Driving Licence
12 6 (1.08%) FMCG
12 6 (1.08%) Reference Data
13 5 (0.90%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 83 (14.87%) Linux
2 82 (14.70%) Windows
3 16 (2.87%) Windows Server
4 15 (2.69%) Unix
5 12 (2.15%) Android
6 11 (1.97%) Windows 10
6 11 (1.97%) Windows Server 2008
7 10 (1.79%) Windows 7
8 7 (1.25%) Windows 8
9 6 (1.08%) Windows Server 2003
9 6 (1.08%) Windows Server 2012
10 4 (0.72%) Mac OS
10 4 (0.72%) Solaris
11 3 (0.54%) CentOS
11 3 (0.54%) Ubuntu
12 2 (0.36%) Apple iOS
13 1 (0.18%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 166 (29.75%) Agile Software Development
2 76 (13.62%) Data Management
3 69 (12.37%) Stakeholder Management
4 67 (12.01%) Business Development
5 60 (10.75%) Project Management
6 58 (10.39%) Software Engineering
7 48 (8.60%) ETL
8 47 (8.42%) DevOps
8 47 (8.42%) Time Management
9 46 (8.24%) Scrum
10 44 (7.89%) Analytics
11 43 (7.71%) Continuous Integration
11 43 (7.71%) Logistics
12 42 (7.53%) ITIL
13 41 (7.35%) MVC
14 40 (7.17%) Validation
15 39 (6.99%) SDLC
15 39 (6.99%) Workflow
16 38 (6.81%) Web Development
17 36 (6.45%) Microservices
Programming Languages
1 127 (22.76%) Java
2 107 (19.18%) JavaScript
3 105 (18.82%) SQL
4 69 (12.37%) Python
5 38 (6.81%) C#
6 36 (6.45%) C++
7 25 (4.48%) C
8 24 (4.30%) PHP
9 23 (4.12%) Ruby
10 22 (3.94%) Shell Script
11 18 (3.23%) Scala
12 17 (3.05%) PL/SQL
13 14 (2.51%) T-SQL
14 12 (2.15%) VB
15 11 (1.97%) Perl
15 11 (1.97%) PowerShell
16 8 (1.43%) Bash Shell
16 8 (1.43%) VB6
17 7 (1.25%) Elixir
18 6 (1.08%) Apex Code
Qualifications
1 144 (25.81%) Degree
2 17 (3.05%) Microsoft Certification
3 15 (2.69%) PMI Certification
4 13 (2.33%) SC Cleared
4 13 (2.33%) Security Cleared
5 10 (1.79%) Postgraduate
6 8 (1.43%) Cisco Certification
6 8 (1.43%) Computer Science Degree
6 8 (1.43%) MCSA
7 7 (1.25%) PMP
8 6 (1.08%) CCNP
8 6 (1.08%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 5 (0.90%) CITP
10 4 (0.72%) CEH
10 4 (0.72%) DBS Check
10 4 (0.72%) GCFA
10 4 (0.72%) GCIH
10 4 (0.72%) GREM
10 4 (0.72%) ITIL Certification
10 4 (0.72%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 45 (8.06%) GxP
2 29 (5.20%) QA
3 28 (5.02%) Data Quality
4 12 (2.15%) GMP
4 12 (2.15%) SLA
5 11 (1.97%) COBIT
6 6 (1.08%) Val IT
7 5 (0.90%) 21 CFR Part 11
7 5 (0.90%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 5 (0.90%) PMO
8 4 (0.72%) Cyber Essentials
8 4 (0.72%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
8 4 (0.72%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 1 (0.18%) GAMP
9 1 (0.18%) HIPAA
9 1 (0.18%) PCI DSS
9 1 (0.18%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 31 (5.56%) Active Directory
2 16 (2.87%) Docker
2 16 (2.87%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (1.97%) Samba
4 9 (1.61%) Hyper-V
5 6 (1.08%) KVM
6 5 (0.90%) XenApp
7 4 (0.72%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 4 (0.72%) oVirt
7 4 (0.72%) RHEV
8 2 (0.36%) Firmware
9 1 (0.18%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 17 (3.05%) Puppet
2 13 (2.33%) Opscode Chef
3 12 (2.15%) ZABBIX
4 9 (1.61%) Grafana
4 9 (1.61%) WSUS
5 8 (1.43%) Ansible
5 8 (1.43%) SCOM
5 8 (1.43%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 6 (1.08%) Ambari
7 4 (0.72%) Nessus
8 3 (0.54%) Terraform
9 2 (0.36%) RSA Archer
10 1 (0.18%) AirWatch
10 1 (0.18%) Cisco CUCM
10 1 (0.18%) Failover Clustering
10 1 (0.18%) Kubernetes
10 1 (0.18%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 116 (20.79%) Oracle
2 91 (16.31%) Microsoft
3 68 (12.19%) SAP
4 42 (7.53%) Cognizant
5 28 (5.02%) JD Edwards
5 28 (5.02%) PeopleSoft
6 23 (4.12%) Cisco
7 22 (3.94%) Talend
8 21 (3.76%) Informatica
9 19 (3.41%) Tableau
10 16 (2.87%) MicroStrategy
10 16 (2.87%) VMware
11 15 (2.69%) Citrix
12 13 (2.33%) Google
13 12 (2.15%) MuleSoft
13 12 (2.15%) Salesforce.com
14 9 (1.61%) SaltStack
15 8 (1.43%) Ab Initio
15 8 (1.43%) Dell
15 8 (1.43%) EqualLogic