Period
to 3 July 2020

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 3 July 2020 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Life Sciences
UK
6 months to
3 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 640 662 818
Rank change year-on-year +22 +156 -63
Permanent jobs citing Life Science 204 505 413
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.26% 0.34% 0.23%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.66% 0.88% 0.60%
Number of salaries quoted 152 345 207
Median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - -
10th Percentile £36,250 £31,250 £32,500
90th Percentile £86,125 £77,500 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +11.11% - +2.86%

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 30,963 57,424 69,166
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 39.10% 39.18% 39.05%
Number of salaries quoted 23,932 43,108 53,227
Median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +4.17%
10th Percentile £31,250 £29,500 £28,250
90th Percentile £95,000 £87,500 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%

Life Science
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Life Science in the UK

Life Science
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Life Science.

Salary trend for Life Science in the UK

Life Science
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing Life Science over the 6 months to 3 July 2020.

Salary histogram for Life Science in the UK

Life Science
Top 16 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 3 July 2020. 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 +40 188 £52,500 +5.00% 66
UK excluding London +55 146 £50,000 +11.11% 57
East of England +43 50 £47,500 -5.00% 24
London +98 48 £57,500 -8.73% 10
North of England +75 38 £53,750 +34.38% 11
South East +82 32 £52,500 -4.55% 16
North West +67 24 £56,250 +25.00% 7
Midlands +84 15 £50,000 +31.58% 3
Work from Home +41 15 £57,500 +43.75% 6
West Midlands +74 14 £55,000 +33.33% 2
North East +25 10 £53,750 +53.57%
Scotland +90 5 £70,000 +75.00% 1
Yorkshire +106 4 £74,351 +85.88% 4
South West +70 4 £25,000 -37.50% 2
Northern Ireland - 2 - -
East Midlands +41 1 £45,000 +28.57% 1

For the 6 months to 3 July 2020, IT jobs citing Life Science also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads with a requirement for Life Science.

1 65 (31.86%) Manufacturing
2 59 (28.92%) Agile Software Development
3 48 (23.53%) Python
4 47 (23.04%) JavaScript
5 44 (21.57%) Degree
6 41 (20.10%) Finance
7 40 (19.61%) Java
8 37 (18.14%) AWS
9 33 (16.18%) AngularJS
10 32 (15.69%) Docker
11 31 (15.20%) Git (software)
12 29 (14.22%) Pharmaceutical
13 28 (13.73%) Web Services
14 27 (13.24%) Windows
14 27 (13.24%) SQL
14 27 (13.24%) Artificial Intelligence
14 27 (13.24%) Software Engineering
14 27 (13.24%) Open Source
14 27 (13.24%) React
15 26 (12.75%) Azure
15 26 (12.75%) RESTful
15 26 (12.75%) Machine Learning
15 26 (12.75%) Linux
16 24 (11.76%) Analytics
17 23 (11.27%) CSS
18 22 (10.78%) Spring
18 22 (10.78%) Robotics
18 22 (10.78%) Problem-Solving
19 21 (10.29%) Windows Server
20 20 (9.80%) Node.js

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 17 (8.33%) Elasticsearch
2 12 (5.88%) Apache Spark
3 4 (1.96%) Apache
3 4 (1.96%) Cloud Foundry
4 2 (0.98%) Anypoint
4 2 (0.98%) Mule
4 2 (0.98%) Mule ESB
4 2 (0.98%) nginx
4 2 (0.98%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.49%) CMS
5 1 (0.49%) OnBase
5 1 (0.49%) WordPress
Applications
1 5 (2.45%) Microsoft Excel
1 5 (2.45%) Microsoft Office
1 5 (2.45%) Sketch
2 3 (1.47%) Figma
2 3 (1.47%) OmniGraffle
3 2 (0.98%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 15 (7.35%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 9 (4.41%) Dynamics CRM
3 6 (2.94%) Dynamics NAV
4 4 (1.96%) SAP S/4HANA
5 3 (1.47%) SAP CRM
5 3 (1.47%) SAP Hybris
5 3 (1.47%) SAP SD
6 1 (0.49%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 1 (0.49%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 37 (18.14%) AWS
2 26 (12.75%) Azure
3 17 (8.33%) AWS CloudFormation
4 15 (7.35%) Power Platform
5 14 (6.86%) Office 365
6 9 (4.41%) Dynamics 365
7 8 (3.92%) GCP
7 8 (3.92%) GitHub
8 6 (2.94%) Amazon EC2
8 6 (2.94%) Amazon S3
8 6 (2.94%) PaaS
8 6 (2.94%) SaaS
8 6 (2.94%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 5 (2.45%) OpenShift
10 4 (1.96%) Serverless
11 3 (1.47%) Azure Data Factory
12 2 (0.98%) Cloud Computing
12 2 (0.98%) Google Analytics
13 1 (0.49%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 13 (6.37%) Firewall
2 12 (5.88%) TCP/IP
3 11 (5.39%) VoIP
4 9 (4.41%) Unified Communications
5 7 (3.43%) VPN
6 6 (2.94%) Network Security
6 6 (2.94%) VLAN
7 5 (2.45%) NAS
7 5 (2.45%) SAN
8 2 (0.98%) Internet
9 1 (0.49%) Ethernet
9 1 (0.49%) HTTP
9 1 (0.49%) Intrusion Detection
9 1 (0.49%) LAN
9 1 (0.49%) SCCP
9 1 (0.49%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (7.84%) Text Mining
2 15 (7.35%) Power BI
3 14 (6.86%) SQL Server
4 11 (5.39%) Big Data
5 10 (4.90%) Apache Cassandra
6 7 (3.43%) MySQL
7 6 (2.94%) Amazon RDS
7 6 (2.94%) Hadoop
7 6 (2.94%) PostgreSQL
8 4 (1.96%) Data Warehouse
8 4 (1.96%) JanusGraph
8 4 (1.96%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 3 (1.47%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
9 3 (1.47%) Azure SQL Database
9 3 (1.47%) BusinessObjects
9 3 (1.47%) Data Lake
9 3 (1.47%) NoSQL
9 3 (1.47%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 2 (0.98%) Geospatial Data
10 2 (0.98%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 31 (15.20%) Git (software)
2 16 (7.84%) Jenkins
3 13 (6.37%) Maven
4 7 (3.43%) JIRA
4 7 (3.43%) Visual Studio
5 4 (1.96%) Selenium
6 3 (1.47%) Axure RP
6 3 (1.47%) Cucumber
7 2 (0.98%) Mercurial
7 2 (0.98%) Mocha
7 2 (0.98%) Subversion
7 2 (0.98%) Team Foundation Server
7 2 (0.98%) Vagrant
8 1 (0.49%) Cypress.io
8 1 (0.49%) Fiddler
8 1 (0.49%) FitNesse
8 1 (0.49%) JUnit
8 1 (0.49%) Postman
8 1 (0.49%) Visual Studio Code
8 1 (0.49%) WebDriver
General
1 65 (31.86%) Manufacturing
2 41 (20.10%) Finance
3 29 (14.22%) Pharmaceutical
4 13 (6.37%) Games
5 12 (5.88%) Marketing
6 11 (5.39%) Retail
7 8 (3.92%) Banking
8 7 (3.43%) Telecoms
9 4 (1.96%) Legal
10 1 (0.49%) Back Office
10 1 (0.49%) Police
10 1 (0.49%) Social Science
Job Titles
1 62 (30.39%) Developer
2 26 (12.75%) Java Developer
3 23 (11.27%) Analyst
4 15 (7.35%) Junior
5 11 (5.39%) Full Stack Developer
6 9 (4.41%) .NET Developer
7 8 (3.92%) Data Scientist
7 8 (3.92%) IT Support
7 8 (3.92%) IT Support Specialist
7 8 (3.92%) Junior Developer
7 8 (3.92%) Junior Java Developer
7 8 (3.92%) Support Specialist
8 7 (3.43%) Cybersecurity Manager
8 7 (3.43%) Security Manager
8 7 (3.43%) Support Analyst
9 6 (2.94%) Architect
9 6 (2.94%) Business Analyst
9 6 (2.94%) Consultant
9 6 (2.94%) Infrastructure Manager
9 6 (2.94%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (16.18%) AngularJS
2 28 (13.73%) Web Services
3 27 (13.24%) React
4 26 (12.75%) RESTful
5 23 (11.27%) CSS
6 22 (10.78%) Spring
7 20 (9.80%) Node.js
8 19 (9.31%) HTML
9 16 (7.84%) Spring Boot
10 13 (6.37%) .NET
10 13 (6.37%) Vue.js
11 11 (5.39%) .NET Framework
11 11 (5.39%) jQuery
12 10 (4.90%) gRPC
13 8 (3.92%) Kafka
14 7 (3.43%) REST
15 6 (2.94%) Akka
15 6 (2.94%) Velocity
16 4 (1.96%) Django
16 4 (1.96%) Protocol Buffers
Miscellaneous
1 22 (10.78%) Robotics
2 16 (7.84%) User Experience
3 15 (7.35%) Analytical Skills
4 14 (6.86%) Management Information System
5 11 (5.39%) Mobile App
6 8 (3.92%) Cloud Native
6 8 (3.92%) Enterprise Software
7 7 (3.43%) Cyberthreat
8 6 (2.94%) Public Cloud
9 4 (1.96%) Algorithms
9 4 (1.96%) Blog
9 4 (1.96%) SCADA
10 3 (1.47%) Greenfield Project
10 3 (1.47%) NHS
11 2 (0.98%) 3D Printing
11 2 (0.98%) Biotechnology
11 2 (0.98%) Mainframe
11 2 (0.98%) Self-Motivation
12 1 (0.49%) Verilog
12 1 (0.49%) VHDL
Operating Systems
1 27 (13.24%) Windows
2 26 (12.75%) Linux
3 21 (10.29%) Windows Server
4 13 (6.37%) Windows Server 2012
4 13 (6.37%) Windows Server 2016
5 8 (3.92%) Windows 10
5 8 (3.92%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.49%) Android
6 1 (0.49%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 59 (28.92%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (13.24%) Artificial Intelligence
2 27 (13.24%) Open Source
2 27 (13.24%) Software Engineering
3 26 (12.75%) Machine Learning
4 24 (11.76%) Analytics
5 22 (10.78%) Problem-Solving
6 19 (9.31%) Computer Science
7 18 (8.82%) DevOps
8 17 (8.33%) Project Management
9 16 (7.84%) Business Intelligence
9 16 (7.84%) Rapid Prototyping
10 15 (7.35%) Data Science
10 15 (7.35%) Mentoring
11 14 (6.86%) CRM
11 14 (6.86%) TDD
12 13 (6.37%) Cybersecurity
12 13 (6.37%) Decision-Making
12 13 (6.37%) Web Development
13 12 (5.88%) Microservices
Programming Languages
1 48 (23.53%) Python
2 47 (23.04%) JavaScript
3 40 (19.61%) Java
4 27 (13.24%) SQL
5 13 (6.37%) C#
6 9 (4.41%) TypeScript
7 8 (3.92%) Bash Shell
8 7 (3.43%) C
9 6 (2.94%) PowerShell
10 4 (1.96%) Java 8
11 3 (1.47%) C++
11 3 (1.47%) Perl
11 3 (1.47%) PHP
11 3 (1.47%) R
12 2 (0.98%) Ruby
13 1 (0.49%) T-SQL
13 1 (0.49%) VB
13 1 (0.49%) VB.NET
13 1 (0.49%) VB6
Qualifications
1 44 (21.57%) Degree
2 13 (6.37%) Computer Science Degree
3 7 (3.43%) Cisco Certification
3 7 (3.43%) CISSP
3 7 (3.43%) Microsoft Certification
4 6 (2.94%) CCNA
4 6 (2.94%) CISA
4 6 (2.94%) MBA
4 6 (2.94%) MCSE
4 6 (2.94%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 4 (1.96%) CISM
5 4 (1.96%) Master's Degree
6 2 (0.98%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (0.98%) PhD
7 1 (0.49%) (ISC)2 CCSP
7 1 (0.49%) CCSP
7 1 (0.49%) MCP
7 1 (0.49%) SANS
7 1 (0.49%) SC Cleared
7 1 (0.49%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (3.92%) GDPR
1 8 (3.92%) QA
2 6 (2.94%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (1.47%) Good Clinical Practice
3 3 (1.47%) NIST
4 2 (0.98%) HL7
5 1 (0.49%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.49%) GAMP
5 1 (0.49%) GLP
5 1 (0.49%) GMP
5 1 (0.49%) GxP
System Software
1 32 (15.69%) Docker
2 13 (6.37%) Active Directory
3 11 (5.39%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (1.96%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 7 (3.43%) Kubernetes
1 7 (3.43%) Puppet
2 4 (1.96%) Zipkin
3 3 (1.47%) Terraform
4 2 (0.98%) CloudHub
5 1 (0.49%) Ansible
5 1 (0.49%) Docker Swarm
5 1 (0.49%) logstash
5 1 (0.49%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 17 (8.33%) SAP
2 11 (5.39%) Cisco
2 11 (5.39%) Tableau
2 11 (5.39%) VMware
3 10 (4.90%) Google
3 10 (4.90%) Microsoft
4 8 (3.92%) Cognizant
5 6 (2.94%) HP
5 6 (2.94%) Veeam
6 3 (1.47%) Databricks
6 3 (1.47%) hybris
6 3 (1.47%) Oracle
7 2 (0.98%) Adobe
7 2 (0.98%) MuleSoft
7 2 (0.98%) RedPrairie
8 1 (0.49%) JDA
8 1 (0.49%) Kofax
8 1 (0.49%) Salesforce.com
8 1 (0.49%) Siemens
8 1 (0.49%) Verint