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 28 April 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Life Sciences
UK
3 months to
28 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 638 660 682
Rank change year-on-year +22 +22  
Permanent jobs citing Life Science 233 305 311
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.27% 0.29% 0.28%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.65% 0.69% 0.69%
Number of salaries quoted 127 132 173
Median salary £50,000 £52,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.76% +10.52%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,400 £27,000 £31,193
10% offered a salary of more than £73,500 £80,000 £75,500
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £40,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +12.50% -11.11%  

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 35736 44061 45290
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 40.93% 42.59% 40.81%
Number of salaries quoted 28908 35682 35813
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 £30,000 £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 28 April 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 28 April 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 +49 231 £49,500 -10.00% 29
London +58 62 £62,500 +4.16% 18
South East +55 56 £42,000 +10.52% 1
East of England +23 55 £55,000 +22.22% 6
Cambridgeshire +7 43 £57,500 +27.77% 5
Cambridge -4 41 £57,500 +27.77% 5
North West -9 33 £44,000 -7.36% 3
Oxfordshire +17 17 £40,000 +62.19%
Surrey +53 15 £36,250 +61.11%
Cheshire +7 15 £37,500 -31.81% 1
Hertfordshire +17 10 £48,000 -40.00% 1
Hampshire +10 10 £53,750 +34.37% 1
Oxford - 10 £40,000 -
West Midlands -15 9 £36,500 -5.80% 1
Manchester -18 9 £36,500 +4.28% 1
Berkshire +25 7 £65,000 +52.94%
South West +13 7 £45,000 +2.85%
Basingstoke - 7 £30,000 -
Abingdon - 7 - -
Teddington - 6 £41,250 -
Slough - 6 £65,000 -
Liverpool -2 5 £72,500 - 1
Merseyside -8 5 £72,500 - 1
Staffordshire - 5 £36,500 -
East Midlands -13 4 - -
Wiltshire - 4 - -
East Sussex - 4 - -
Swindon - 4 - -
Brighton - 4 - -
Bristol -6 3 £45,000 -25.00%

For the 6 months to 28 April 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.

1 162 (41.22%) Manufacturing
2 106 (26.97%) Pharmaceutical
3 102 (25.95%) Degree
4 98 (24.94%) Oracle
5 88 (22.39%) Finance
6 80 (20.36%) Agile Software Development
7 79 (20.10%) Computer Science
8 77 (19.59%) Java
9 74 (18.83%) Microsoft
10 73 (18.58%) Analytical Skills
11 71 (18.07%) Analytics
12 68 (17.30%) SQL
13 63 (16.03%) Linux
14 62 (15.78%) Windows
14 62 (15.78%) .NET
15 49 (12.47%) Relational Database
16 46 (11.70%) JavaScript
16 46 (11.70%) Python
16 46 (11.70%) Project Management
17 45 (11.45%) Software Engineering
18 44 (11.20%) SQL Server
18 44 (11.20%) Web Services
19 41 (10.43%) ERP
20 40 (10.18%) DevOps
21 38 (9.67%) Retail
22 37 (9.41%) Mathematics
23 36 (9.16%) Business Intelligence
24 35 (8.91%) HTML
24 35 (8.91%) Continuous Integration
25 34 (8.65%) CSS

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 21 (5.34%) SharePoint
2 18 (4.58%) CMS
2 18 (4.58%) nginx
3 17 (4.33%) Apache
4 16 (4.07%) Elasticsearch
5 13 (3.31%) IIS
6 12 (3.05%) WordPress
7 8 (2.04%) Drupal
8 6 (1.53%) Confluence
9 5 (1.27%) Apache Spark
9 5 (1.27%) ColdFusion
9 5 (1.27%) OpenStack
10 4 (1.02%) Apache Solr
10 4 (1.02%) Documentum
11 3 (0.76%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 2 (0.51%) MS Exchange
12 2 (0.51%) SAS
13 1 (0.25%) Exchange Server 2007
13 1 (0.25%) Exchange Server 2010
13 1 (0.25%) Tomcat
Applications
1 25 (6.36%) Microsoft Office
2 17 (4.33%) Microsoft Excel
3 10 (2.54%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 7 (1.78%) Microsoft Project
5 6 (1.53%) RoboHelp
6 5 (1.27%) Camtasia
7 4 (1.02%) FrameMaker
8 3 (0.76%) Spreadsheet
9 2 (0.51%) Acrobat
9 2 (0.51%) Adobe Captivate
9 2 (0.51%) Photoshop
10 1 (0.25%) Adobe Illustrator
10 1 (0.25%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 14 (3.56%) Oracle EBS R12
2 12 (3.05%) Magento
2 12 (3.05%) Oracle Applications
2 12 (3.05%) Oracle Financials
2 12 (3.05%) Payment Gateway
3 9 (2.29%) Oracle EBS
4 7 (1.78%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 7 (1.78%) WebTrends
5 5 (1.27%) SAP GRC
6 4 (1.02%) Oracle SCM
7 3 (0.76%) Dynamics NAV
7 3 (0.76%) Oracle ERP
7 3 (0.76%) SAP Hybris
8 2 (0.51%) Oracle Manufacturing
8 2 (0.51%) Oracle Payables
8 2 (0.51%) Oracle Receivables
9 1 (0.25%) Oracle Assets
9 1 (0.25%) Primavera
9 1 (0.25%) SAP S/4HANA
9 1 (0.25%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 25 (6.36%) Amazon AWS
2 19 (4.83%) Google Analytics
3 14 (3.56%) Cloud Computing
4 12 (3.05%) GitHub
4 12 (3.05%) Loggly
5 11 (2.80%) Microsoft Azure
6 5 (1.27%) Amazon EC2
6 5 (1.27%) AWS Lambda
7 4 (1.02%) SuccessFactors
8 3 (0.76%) AdWords
8 3 (0.76%) SaaS
9 2 (0.51%) Google Cloud Platform
10 1 (0.25%) Adobe Creative Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 11 (2.80%) WAN
2 10 (2.54%) Firewall
2 10 (2.54%) LAN
3 9 (2.29%) TCP/IP
3 9 (2.29%) VoIP
4 5 (1.27%) Cisco IOS
4 5 (1.27%) DHCP
4 5 (1.27%) DNS
5 4 (1.02%) Internet
5 4 (1.02%) LDAP
6 3 (0.76%) DMZ
6 3 (0.76%) Intranet
6 3 (0.76%) IPv4
6 3 (0.76%) IPv6
6 3 (0.76%) OSPF
6 3 (0.76%) RIP
6 3 (0.76%) SSL
7 2 (0.51%) Softphone
8 1 (0.25%) Network Security
8 1 (0.25%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 49 (12.47%) Relational Database
2 44 (11.20%) SQL Server
3 22 (5.60%) Data Warehouse
3 22 (5.60%) Electronic Patient Records
4 18 (4.58%) Big Data
4 18 (4.58%) RDBMS
5 17 (4.33%) Oracle Database
6 14 (3.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 13 (3.31%) MySQL
8 12 (3.05%) InfluxDB
8 12 (3.05%) NoSQL
8 12 (3.05%) PostgreSQL
8 12 (3.05%) Redis
9 9 (2.29%) Text Mining
10 8 (2.04%) Data Mining
11 7 (1.78%) Oracle Database 10g
11 7 (1.78%) QlikView
11 7 (1.78%) SQL Server 2005
12 6 (1.53%) Hadoop
12 6 (1.53%) Spotfire
Development Applications
1 28 (7.12%) Git (software)
2 27 (6.87%) Jenkins
3 18 (4.58%) Subversion
4 17 (4.33%) Talend Open Studio
4 17 (4.33%) Vagrant
5 14 (3.56%) PHPUnit
6 13 (3.31%) Visual Studio
7 12 (3.05%) Selenium
8 8 (2.04%) Oracle Forms
8 8 (2.04%) Rational Rhapsody
9 6 (1.53%) JIRA
10 5 (1.27%) TeamCity
11 4 (1.02%) CircleCI
11 4 (1.02%) Mocha
11 4 (1.02%) RSpec
12 3 (0.76%) GCC
12 3 (0.76%) PVCS
13 2 (0.51%) Mercurial
14 1 (0.25%) Firebug
14 1 (0.25%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 162 (41.22%) Manufacturing
2 106 (26.97%) Pharmaceutical
3 88 (22.39%) Finance
4 38 (9.67%) Retail
5 27 (6.87%) Telecoms
6 24 (6.11%) Marketing
7 20 (5.09%) Banking
8 14 (3.56%) Aerospace
9 13 (3.31%) German Language
10 6 (1.53%) Automotive
11 4 (1.02%) Advertising
11 4 (1.02%) Publishing
12 2 (0.51%) Back Office
12 2 (0.51%) French Language
12 2 (0.51%) Legal
12 2 (0.51%) Spanish Language
13 1 (0.25%) Billing
13 1 (0.25%) Dutch Language
13 1 (0.25%) Electronics
13 1 (0.25%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 78 (19.85%) Developer
2 64 (16.28%) Analyst
3 40 (10.18%) Consultant
4 27 (6.87%) Senior Developer
5 24 (6.11%) Architect
6 23 (5.85%) Software Engineer
7 22 (5.60%) Support Analyst
8 21 (5.34%) Project Manager
9 18 (4.58%) Java Developer
10 14 (3.56%) Data Analyst
10 14 (3.56%) PHP Developer
10 14 (3.56%) Software Developer
11 13 (3.31%) Integration Engineer
12 12 (3.05%) AWS DevOps
12 12 (3.05%) Junior
12 12 (3.05%) Senior Java Developer
13 11 (2.80%) 2nd Line Support
13 11 (2.80%) Business Analyst
13 11 (2.80%) Data Architect
13 11 (2.80%) Data Scientist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 62 (15.78%) .NET
2 44 (11.20%) Web Services
3 35 (8.91%) HTML
4 34 (8.65%) CSS
5 29 (7.38%) jQuery
5 29 (7.38%) XML
6 26 (6.62%) HTML5
7 25 (6.36%) SOAP
8 24 (6.11%) CSS3
9 23 (5.85%) ASP.NET
10 20 (5.09%) RESTful
10 20 (5.09%) Symfony
11 16 (4.07%) Lucene
12 14 (3.56%) Django
12 14 (3.56%) EDI
12 14 (3.56%) Middleware
12 14 (3.56%) Ruby on Rails
13 13 (3.31%) OpenGL
13 13 (3.31%) REST
13 13 (3.31%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 79 (20.10%) Computer Science
2 73 (18.58%) Analytical Skills
3 22 (5.60%) Management Information System
4 20 (5.09%) Algorithms
5 8 (2.04%) PMI
5 8 (2.04%) Social Media
6 7 (1.78%) Clustering
6 7 (1.78%) FMCG
7 6 (1.53%) NHS
8 5 (1.27%) Enterprise Software
8 5 (1.27%) Mobile App
8 5 (1.27%) Private Cloud
9 4 (1.02%) CESG
9 4 (1.02%) LIMS
9 4 (1.02%) User Experience
10 3 (0.76%) e-Learning
10 3 (0.76%) Greenfield Project
10 3 (0.76%) Linux Command Line
11 2 (0.51%) Cyber Attack
11 2 (0.51%) Cyberthreat
Operating Systems
1 63 (16.03%) Linux
2 62 (15.78%) Windows
3 23 (5.85%) Windows Server
4 10 (2.54%) Windows 7
5 6 (1.53%) Windows Server 2003
5 6 (1.53%) Windows Server 2012
6 5 (1.27%) Windows 10
7 3 (0.76%) Mac OS X
7 3 (0.76%) Unix
7 3 (0.76%) Windows 8
7 3 (0.76%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (0.51%) Android
9 1 (0.25%) CentOS
9 1 (0.25%) Mac OS
9 1 (0.25%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 80 (20.36%) Agile Software Development
2 71 (18.07%) Analytics
3 46 (11.70%) Project Management
4 45 (11.45%) Software Engineering
5 41 (10.43%) ERP
6 40 (10.18%) DevOps
7 37 (9.41%) Mathematics
8 36 (9.16%) Business Intelligence
9 35 (8.91%) Continuous Integration
10 33 (8.40%) Data Management
11 32 (8.14%) Data Modelling
11 32 (8.14%) TDD
12 30 (7.63%) E-Commerce
12 30 (7.63%) ETL
13 27 (6.87%) B2B
13 27 (6.87%) Continuous Improvement
13 27 (6.87%) Stakeholder Management
14 25 (6.36%) Business Development
14 25 (6.36%) Data Analysis
14 25 (6.36%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 77 (19.59%) Java
2 68 (17.30%) SQL
3 46 (11.70%) JavaScript
3 46 (11.70%) Python
4 30 (7.63%) C#
4 30 (7.63%) PL/SQL
5 26 (6.62%) PHP
6 24 (6.11%) C++
6 24 (6.11%) T-SQL
7 19 (4.83%) Ruby
8 17 (4.33%) C
9 16 (4.07%) PowerShell
10 12 (3.05%) Scala
11 8 (2.04%) Perl
12 6 (1.53%) Bash Shell
12 6 (1.53%) R
13 4 (1.02%) VB
13 4 (1.02%) VBScript
14 3 (0.76%) Delphi
14 3 (0.76%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 102 (25.95%) Degree
2 20 (5.09%) PhD
3 10 (2.54%) Cisco Certification
3 10 (2.54%) Microsoft Certification
4 9 (2.29%) PMI Certification
5 8 (2.04%) CCNA
5 8 (2.04%) MCP
5 8 (2.04%) MCSE
6 6 (1.53%) CISA
6 6 (1.53%) CISM
6 6 (1.53%) CISSP
6 6 (1.53%) Postgraduate
7 5 (1.27%) DBS Check
8 4 (1.02%) Analytics IQ
8 4 (1.02%) Security Cleared
9 3 (0.76%) MBA
10 2 (0.51%) BPSS Clearance
10 2 (0.51%) PMP
10 2 (0.51%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 2 (0.51%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (7.89%) Data Quality
2 15 (3.82%) QA
3 11 (2.80%) GxP
3 11 (2.80%) SLA
4 10 (2.54%) PMO
5 7 (1.78%) GAMP
6 4 (1.02%) HL7
6 4 (1.02%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 4 (1.02%) PCI DSS
7 3 (0.76%) ISO 9001
8 2 (0.51%) GMP
8 2 (0.51%) WAI
9 1 (0.25%) 21 CFR Part 11
System Software
1 20 (5.09%) Active Directory
2 18 (4.58%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (4.07%) Docker
4 6 (1.53%) Hyper-V
4 6 (1.53%) Virtual Machines
5 5 (1.27%) KVM
6 2 (0.51%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 2 (0.51%) XenApp
7 1 (0.25%) SAP ITS
Systems Management
1 12 (3.05%) Grafana
2 7 (1.78%) Opscode Chef
2 7 (1.78%) Puppet
3 5 (1.27%) Packer
3 5 (1.27%) RSA Archer
4 3 (0.76%) Ansible
5 2 (0.51%) Salt
Vendors
1 98 (24.94%) Oracle
2 74 (18.83%) Microsoft
3 21 (5.34%) Google
3 21 (5.34%) SAP
4 18 (4.58%) Cognizant
4 18 (4.58%) VMware
5 17 (4.33%) Talend
6 12 (3.05%) SaltStack
6 12 (3.05%) Zend
7 11 (2.80%) Cisco
8 9 (2.29%) Tableau
9 8 (2.04%) MuleSoft
9 8 (2.04%) New Relic
10 7 (1.78%) Informatica
11 6 (1.53%) Atlassian
11 6 (1.53%) hybris
11 6 (1.53%) PeopleSoft
12 5 (1.27%) JD Edwards
12 5 (1.27%) webMethods
13 4 (1.02%) Citrix
London
Clearwater People Solutions
Posted: Yesterday
North
Clearwater People Solutions
Salary: extensive benefits package
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
IT Connections
Salary: 30000 - £55000
Posted: 6 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
IT Connections
Salary: 30000 - £45000
Posted: 6 hours ago
London
PwC
Salary: Market related
Posted: 10 hours ago
North London
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum Pension, Healthcare, Season Ticket L
Posted: Yesterday
North London
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: From £36,000 to £45,000 per annum 7.5% Bonus, Pension, Healthcare, Lif
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Client Server
Salary: £35k to £50k + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
RecruitmentRevolution.com Limited
Salary: £50,000 per annum + Pension
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Client Server
Salary: £35k to £50k + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Cognizant
Salary: Unspecified
Posted: 4 days ago
Hertfordshire
Experis Ltd
Salary: company benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Cheshire
ReThink Recruitment
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Hitachi Consulting UK
Salary: From £60,000 to £90,000 per annum + Bonus, benefits and pension
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Oscar
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + and additional benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Client Server
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 9 days ago
City of London
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 15 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
ECM Selection
Salary: £Excelllent + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Annapurna HR
Salary: £35000.00 - £40000.00 per annum + bonus / benefits
Posted: 21 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 7 days ago
London
Client Server
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 16 days ago
London
Cognizant
Salary: Unspecified Competitive + Benefits
Posted: 9 days ago
London
Client Server
Salary: £35,000 to £50,000 + benefits
Posted: 23 days ago
City of London
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 18 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Cognizant
Salary: Unspecified Market Standards
Posted: 15 days ago
Manchester
Vivid Resourcing
Salary: £20000 - £22000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 15 days ago
London
Salt
Salary: £90000 - £125000 per annum + Car Allowance + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago