Period
to 27 July 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 27 July 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Life Sciences
UK
6 months to
27 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 733 718 743
Rank change year-on-year -15 +25 +212
Permanent jobs citing Life Science 499 600 633
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.28% 0.30% 0.29%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.66% 0.71% 0.70%
Number of salaries quoted 275 298 348
UK median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% -5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £29,000 £26,250 £29,789
90th Percentile £75,000 £83,750 £77,875
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 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 75173 84551 90544
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 42.37% 41.91% 41.01%
Number of salaries quoted 57989 68801 71880
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £81,250 £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 27 July 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 27 July 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 +39 488 £50,000 +11.11% 45
UK excluding London -18 309 £45,000 +12.50% 20
London +84 176 £57,500 +2.69% 25
South East +67 96 £45,000 +12.50% 8
East of England +34 88 £55,000 +22.22% 8
North of England +26 85 £35,500 -11.25% 3
North West +2 78 £35,500 -16.47% 3
South West +23 20 £45,000 -21.74%
Midlands -85 20 £36,500 -8.75% 1
West Midlands -64 13 £36,500 -7.30% 1
East Midlands -3 6 £82,500 +106.25%
North East +19 5 £20,000 -47.37%
Yorkshire +30 2 £50,500 +32.89%
Wales -18 1 - -

For the 6 months to 27 July 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.

1 205 (41.08%) Manufacturing
2 138 (27.66%) Pharmaceutical
3 125 (25.05%) Agile Software Development
4 114 (22.85%) Java
5 113 (22.65%) Oracle
6 111 (22.24%) Finance
7 105 (21.04%) Degree
8 99 (19.84%) Analytical Skills
9 89 (17.84%) JavaScript
10 77 (15.43%) SQL
11 70 (14.03%) Microsoft
11 70 (14.03%) Retail
12 66 (13.23%) Data Management
13 64 (12.83%) HTML
14 63 (12.63%) .NET
15 58 (11.62%) Computer Science
16 57 (11.42%) Time Management
17 56 (11.22%) Analytics
18 55 (11.02%) Linux
19 53 (10.62%) Business Development
20 52 (10.42%) Web Services
20 52 (10.42%) Stakeholder Management
21 51 (10.22%) Python
21 51 (10.22%) Windows
22 50 (10.02%) Cognizant
23 47 (9.42%) Software Engineering
24 45 (9.02%) Logistics
24 45 (9.02%) Project Management
25 44 (8.82%) SQL Server
26 43 (8.62%) SAP

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 31 (6.21%) Elasticsearch
2 20 (4.01%) SharePoint
3 17 (3.41%) nginx
4 16 (3.21%) Apache Spark
5 14 (2.81%) Apache
6 9 (1.80%) Tomcat
7 8 (1.60%) Drupal
7 8 (1.60%) OpenStack
8 6 (1.20%) Apache Solr
8 6 (1.20%) Confluence
9 5 (1.00%) ColdFusion
9 5 (1.00%) IIS
10 4 (0.80%) CMS
10 4 (0.80%) Documentum
10 4 (0.80%) WordPress
11 3 (0.60%) Jetty
11 3 (0.60%) Marvel
11 3 (0.60%) MediaWiki
11 3 (0.60%) SAS
12 2 (0.40%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 27 (5.41%) Microsoft Excel
2 22 (4.41%) Microsoft Office
3 16 (3.21%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 6 (1.20%) Microsoft Project
5 5 (1.00%) RoboHelp
6 3 (0.60%) Adobe After Effects
6 3 (0.60%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 3 (0.60%) Adobe Illustrator
6 3 (0.60%) Camtasia
6 3 (0.60%) FrameMaker
6 3 (0.60%) InVision
6 3 (0.60%) Photoshop
6 3 (0.60%) UXPin
7 2 (0.40%) Acrobat
7 2 (0.40%) Adobe Captivate
7 2 (0.40%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 34 (6.81%) Oracle EBS
2 15 (3.01%) Oracle EBS R12
3 12 (2.40%) Dynamics CRM
3 12 (2.40%) Oracle Applications
3 12 (2.40%) SAP SD
4 10 (2.00%) Oracle Financials
5 9 (1.80%) Oracle BPM
5 9 (1.80%) WebTrends
6 8 (1.60%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 8 (1.60%) SAP QM
7 7 (1.40%) NetSuite
8 6 (1.20%) Primavera
8 6 (1.20%) Salesforce.com CRM
8 6 (1.20%) Scribe Insight
9 5 (1.00%) Dynamics GP
9 5 (1.00%) SAP MDG
9 5 (1.00%) SAP MDM
10 4 (0.80%) Magento
10 4 (0.80%) Oracle SCM
10 4 (0.80%) SAP GRC
Cloud Services
1 38 (7.62%) Amazon AWS
2 20 (4.01%) Cloud Computing
3 18 (3.61%) SaaS
4 13 (2.61%) Microsoft Azure
5 12 (2.40%) Google Analytics
5 12 (2.40%) Loggly
6 10 (2.00%) Amazon EC2
7 6 (1.20%) Salesforce Service Cloud
7 6 (1.20%) Veeva
8 5 (1.00%) AWS Lambda
9 4 (0.80%) GitHub
9 4 (0.80%) SuccessFactors
10 3 (0.60%) AdWords
11 2 (0.40%) Google Cloud Platform
12 1 (0.20%) Adobe Creative Cloud
12 1 (0.20%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 15 (3.01%) WAN
2 14 (2.81%) DHCP
2 14 (2.81%) DNS
3 13 (2.61%) TCP/IP
3 13 (2.61%) VoIP
4 11 (2.20%) LAN
5 7 (1.40%) HTTP
5 7 (1.40%) Network Security
6 6 (1.20%) Cisco IOS
6 6 (1.20%) Wireless
7 5 (1.00%) Firewall
7 5 (1.00%) VPN
8 3 (0.60%) BGP
8 3 (0.60%) EIGRP
8 3 (0.60%) Ethernet
8 3 (0.60%) MPLS
8 3 (0.60%) OSPF
8 3 (0.60%) SNMP
8 3 (0.60%) SSL
8 3 (0.60%) TACACS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 44 (8.82%) SQL Server
2 37 (7.41%) Relational Database
3 28 (5.61%) Big Data
4 23 (4.61%) SAP HANA
5 22 (4.41%) Text Mining
6 20 (4.01%) MySQL
7 18 (3.61%) PostgreSQL
8 15 (3.01%) Hadoop
9 14 (2.81%) Oracle Database
9 14 (2.81%) RDBMS
10 13 (2.61%) Electronic Patient Records
10 13 (2.61%) NoSQL
11 12 (2.40%) Data Warehouse
11 12 (2.40%) InfluxDB
11 12 (2.40%) Redis
12 10 (2.00%) Spotfire
13 9 (1.80%) Amazon Redshift
13 9 (1.80%) Data Mining
13 9 (1.80%) KNIME
14 7 (1.40%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 29 (5.81%) Jenkins
2 20 (4.01%) Git (software)
3 17 (3.41%) Talend Open Studio
3 17 (3.41%) Vagrant
4 15 (3.01%) Visual Studio
5 14 (2.81%) PHPUnit
6 13 (2.61%) Rational Rhapsody
7 12 (2.40%) Maven
7 12 (2.40%) Selenium
8 8 (1.60%) TeamCity
9 7 (1.40%) Subversion
10 6 (1.20%) JIRA
10 6 (1.20%) Oracle APEX
10 6 (1.20%) Oracle Forms
10 6 (1.20%) Team Foundation Server
11 5 (1.00%) Mercurial
12 4 (0.80%) CircleCI
12 4 (0.80%) Metasploit
12 4 (0.80%) RSpec
13 3 (0.60%) Buildbot
General
1 205 (41.08%) Manufacturing
2 138 (27.66%) Pharmaceutical
3 111 (22.24%) Finance
4 70 (14.03%) Retail
5 41 (8.22%) Banking
6 35 (7.01%) Marketing
7 27 (5.41%) Telecoms
8 12 (2.40%) Billing
9 10 (2.00%) Aerospace
10 8 (1.60%) Automotive
10 8 (1.60%) Back Office
11 6 (1.20%) Legal
12 4 (0.80%) Advertising
12 4 (0.80%) Publishing
13 1 (0.20%) Dutch Language
13 1 (0.20%) French Language
13 1 (0.20%) German Language
13 1 (0.20%) Investment Banking
13 1 (0.20%) Law
13 1 (0.20%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 121 (24.25%) Developer
2 78 (15.63%) Consultant
3 62 (12.42%) Analyst
4 60 (12.02%) Java Developer
5 37 (7.41%) Senior Developer
6 26 (5.21%) Senior Java Developer
7 21 (4.21%) Support Analyst
8 20 (4.01%) Functional Consultant
8 20 (4.01%) Software Engineer
9 17 (3.41%) Architect
9 17 (3.41%) Data Analyst
10 16 (3.21%) Software Developer
11 15 (3.01%) Project Manager
12 14 (2.81%) Python Developer
13 13 (2.61%) Senior Consultant
14 12 (2.40%) AWS DevOps
14 12 (2.40%) Integration Engineer
14 12 (2.40%) JavaScript Developer
14 12 (2.40%) JDE Consultant
14 12 (2.40%) JDE Functional Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 64 (12.83%) HTML
2 63 (12.63%) .NET
3 52 (10.42%) Web Services
4 37 (7.41%) CSS
5 36 (7.21%) Spring
6 35 (7.01%) Middleware
7 34 (6.81%) XML
8 33 (6.61%) HTML5
9 32 (6.41%) ASP.NET
10 29 (5.81%) Oracle Fusion
11 28 (5.61%) jQuery
12 25 (5.01%) RESTful
13 23 (4.61%) AngularJS
14 22 (4.41%) Hibernate
15 21 (4.21%) REST
16 19 (3.81%) Ruby on Rails
17 17 (3.41%) Lucene
18 14 (2.81%) Natural Language Processing
18 14 (2.81%) Symfony
18 14 (2.81%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 99 (19.84%) Analytical Skills
2 58 (11.62%) Computer Science
3 33 (6.61%) Management Information System
4 26 (5.21%) Virtual Team
5 23 (4.61%) Greenfield Project
6 22 (4.41%) Algorithms
7 18 (3.61%) Mobile App
8 17 (3.41%) User Experience
9 8 (1.60%) Cloud Native
10 6 (1.20%) Driving Licence
10 6 (1.20%) NHS
10 6 (1.20%) Social Media
11 5 (1.00%) Embedded Systems
11 5 (1.00%) Private Cloud
11 5 (1.00%) Reference Data
12 4 (0.80%) Cybercrime
12 4 (0.80%) Data Centre
12 4 (0.80%) Enterprise Software
12 4 (0.80%) Fat Client
12 4 (0.80%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 55 (11.02%) Linux
2 51 (10.22%) Windows
3 17 (3.41%) Windows Server
4 11 (2.20%) Android
5 10 (2.00%) Windows 7
6 9 (1.80%) Windows 10
7 8 (1.60%) Windows Server 2003
7 8 (1.60%) Windows Server 2012
8 6 (1.20%) Windows 8
8 6 (1.20%) Windows Server 2008
9 4 (0.80%) Mac OS
9 4 (0.80%) Unix
10 2 (0.40%) Apple iOS
11 1 (0.20%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 125 (25.05%) Agile Software Development
2 66 (13.23%) Data Management
3 57 (11.42%) Time Management
4 56 (11.22%) Analytics
5 53 (10.62%) Business Development
6 52 (10.42%) Stakeholder Management
7 47 (9.42%) Software Engineering
8 45 (9.02%) Logistics
8 45 (9.02%) Project Management
9 41 (8.22%) Validation
10 37 (7.41%) MVC
11 35 (7.01%) ETL
11 35 (7.01%) TDD
12 33 (6.61%) ITIL
12 33 (6.61%) Scrum
13 32 (6.41%) Continuous Integration
13 32 (6.41%) DevOps
13 32 (6.41%) Information Management
14 31 (6.21%) Mathematics
15 30 (6.01%) PLM
Programming Languages
1 114 (22.85%) Java
2 89 (17.84%) JavaScript
3 77 (15.43%) SQL
4 51 (10.22%) Python
5 33 (6.61%) C#
6 31 (6.21%) PHP
7 26 (5.21%) C++
8 25 (5.01%) Ruby
9 22 (4.41%) Shell Script
10 19 (3.81%) PL/SQL
11 17 (3.41%) C
12 16 (3.21%) Scala
13 15 (3.01%) T-SQL
14 10 (2.00%) Bash Shell
15 9 (1.80%) Perl
16 8 (1.60%) PowerShell
16 8 (1.60%) VB
17 7 (1.40%) Elixir
17 7 (1.40%) R
18 6 (1.20%) Apex Code
Qualifications
1 105 (21.04%) Degree
2 16 (3.21%) Microsoft Certification
3 12 (2.40%) PhD
3 12 (2.40%) SC Cleared
3 12 (2.40%) Security Cleared
4 10 (2.00%) Cisco Certification
4 10 (2.00%) Computer Science Degree
4 10 (2.00%) Postgraduate
5 9 (1.80%) DBS Check
5 9 (1.80%) PMI Certification
6 8 (1.60%) PMP
7 7 (1.40%) CCNA
8 6 (1.20%) MCP
8 6 (1.20%) MCSE
8 6 (1.20%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 5 (1.00%) HND
9 5 (1.00%) MCSA
10 4 (0.80%) CEH
10 4 (0.80%) GCFA
10 4 (0.80%) GCIH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (5.81%) GxP
2 28 (5.61%) Data Quality
3 20 (4.01%) QA
4 16 (3.21%) SLA
5 8 (1.60%) COBIT
5 8 (1.60%) GMP
6 6 (1.20%) PMO
7 5 (1.00%) Val IT
8 4 (0.80%) Cyber Essentials
8 4 (0.80%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
8 4 (0.80%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 3 (0.60%) 21 CFR Part 11
9 3 (0.60%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 2 (0.40%) HL7
11 1 (0.20%) GAMP
11 1 (0.20%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 28 (5.61%) Active Directory
2 18 (3.61%) Docker
2 18 (3.61%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (1.00%) Citrix Presentation Server
3 5 (1.00%) KVM
3 5 (1.00%) Samba
3 5 (1.00%) XenApp
4 4 (0.80%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.20%) SAP ITS
Systems Management
1 12 (2.40%) Grafana
2 6 (1.20%) Opscode Chef
2 6 (1.20%) Puppet
3 5 (1.00%) Packer
4 4 (0.80%) Ansible
4 4 (0.80%) Nessus
4 4 (0.80%) RSA Archer
4 4 (0.80%) SCOM
4 4 (0.80%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 4 (0.80%) WSUS
5 1 (0.20%) Kubernetes
5 1 (0.20%) Terraform
Vendors
1 113 (22.65%) Oracle
2 70 (14.03%) Microsoft
3 50 (10.02%) Cognizant
4 43 (8.62%) SAP
5 30 (6.01%) PeopleSoft
6 29 (5.81%) JD Edwards
7 21 (4.21%) Tableau
8 18 (3.61%) VMware
9 17 (3.41%) Talend
10 16 (3.21%) Cisco
10 16 (3.21%) Google
10 16 (3.21%) Informatica
11 12 (2.40%) MicroStrategy
11 12 (2.40%) SaltStack
12 11 (2.20%) Citrix
13 9 (1.80%) Salesforce.com
14 8 (1.60%) New Relic
15 7 (1.40%) MuleSoft
16 6 (1.20%) Siebel
17 5 (1.00%) webMethods
London
Empiric
Salary: Up to £75,000 per annum plus 10% bonus and benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Runcorn, Cheshire
Thermo Fisher Scientific
Posted: 18 hours ago
Oxfordshire
Annapurna HR
Posted: Yesterday
Teddington, Middlesex
Networkers
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 17 hours ago
Guildford, Surrey
Cornucopia IT Resourcing
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Warwickshire
SJB Technical Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £Neg + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Crawley, West Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
London
Verticality Ltd
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum, Benefits Benefits Package
Posted: 2 days ago
Wokingham, Berkshire
Opensauce /New Growth Ltd
Salary: £55000 - £70000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
West London
Oliver Bernard
Salary: £55000 - £70000 per annum + Excellent Bonus & Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Southampton
aap3
Salary: £65000 - £72000.00 per annum + bonus + car allowance + bens
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Oscar
Salary: £45000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Clearwater People Solutions
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £45,000-55,000k
Posted: 2 days ago
Wokingham, Berkshire
Opensauce /New Growth Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Bouns
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Cognizant
Salary: Unspecified
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Client Server
Salary: £35k to £50k + benefits
Posted: 7 days ago
London
ECM Selection
Salary: £Competitive dep. on experience
Posted: 6 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Client Server
Posted: 9 days ago
London
Client Server
Salary: £35,000 to £50,000 + benefits
Posted: 7 days ago
Basildon, Essex
Cognizant
Salary: Unspecified Market Standards
Posted: 8 days ago
London
Cognizant
Salary: Unspecified
Posted: 6 days ago
Greater Manchester
Clearwater People Solutions
Salary: + extensive benefits package
Posted: Yesterday
London
Cognizant
Salary: Unspecified
Posted: 8 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 7 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 7 days ago
London
Client Server
Salary: £35k to £50k + benefits
Posted: 14 days ago
London
Amazon
Posted: 13 days ago
London
Client Server
Salary: £35k to £50k + benefits
Posted: 14 days ago