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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 23 May 2022 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Life Sciences
UK
6 months to
23 May 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 294 353 670
Rank change year-on-year +59 +317 -28
Permanent jobs citing Life Science 2,152 794 234
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 1.32% 0.86% 0.25%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 2.90% 2.26% 0.70%
Number of salaries quoted 196 167 162
10th Percentile £41,250 £27,750 £37,500
25th Percentile £46,250 £36,500 £42,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £52,500 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year +4.76% - +5.00%
75th Percentile £73,750 £85,000 £65,000
90th Percentile £90,000 £107,000 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £42,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +17.65% -10.53% +5.56%

Life Science is in the General and Transferable 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 Skills
UK
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 74,303 35,172 33,380
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 45.59% 38.29% 35.92%
Number of salaries quoted 32,259 23,633 26,305
10th Percentile £34,000 £32,500 £31,250
25th Percentile £45,000 £42,500 £41,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £62,000 £57,500 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year +7.83% +4.55% +0.92%
75th Percentile £82,500 £77,500 £76,250
90th Percentile £101,250 £95,000 £95,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £52,500 £49,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +6.06% +4.21% +5.56%

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 23 May 2022.

Salary histogram for Life Science in the UK

Life Science
Top 17 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 23 May 2022. 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
Jobs
England +121 1,845 £55,000 -4.35% 132
UK excluding London +61 981 £50,000 +17.65% 97
London +158 890 £67,500 -18.18% 47
East of England 0 428 £47,250 -0.53% 28
Work from Home -182 359 £55,000 -8.33% 28
South East -8 245 £42,500 +1.29% 19
North of England -15 131 £50,173 +43.35% 18
North West -37 96 £45,000 +24.14% 11
Midlands -4 79 £55,000 +92.98% 12
South West +14 50 £50,000 -33.33% 8
East Midlands +10 47 £38,000 - 6
Yorkshire -17 33 £50,173 +178.74% 5
West Midlands -18 32 £60,000 +110.53% 6
Scotland -70 19 £55,000 -33.33% 7
Northern Ireland -10 16 - - 1
Wales -32 15 £41,412 +8.62% 4
North East - 2 £53,750 - 2

For the 6 months to 23 May 2022, 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 1,154 (53.62%) Agile
2 1,141 (53.02%) Finance
3 1,059 (49.21%) Manufacturing
4 1,024 (47.58%) Innovative Thinking
5 820 (38.10%) Java
6 783 (36.38%) AWS
7 766 (35.59%) Google
8 730 (33.92%) Azure
9 702 (32.62%) Git (software)
9 702 (32.62%) GCP
10 690 (32.06%) Python
11 656 (30.48%) Mentoring
12 655 (30.44%) JavaScript
12 655 (30.44%) Social Skills
13 648 (30.11%) Microservices
14 631 (29.32%) Serverless
15 623 (28.95%) Coaching
16 590 (27.42%) Pharmaceutical
17 529 (24.58%) Degree
18 528 (24.54%) Microsoft
19 525 (24.40%) CI/CD
20 511 (23.75%) DevOps
21 496 (23.05%) Test Automation
22 490 (22.77%) SQL
23 479 (22.26%) Kubernetes
24 458 (21.28%) Scrum
25 446 (20.72%) TDD
26 445 (20.68%) Inclusion and Diversity
26 445 (20.68%) Cloud Functions
27 414 (19.24%) BDD

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
1 230 (10.69%) Apache Spark
2 169 (7.85%) SAS
3 166 (7.71%) Apache
4 120 (5.58%) SharePoint
5 99 (4.60%) IIS
6 95 (4.41%) JBoss
6 95 (4.41%) Tomcat
7 78 (3.62%) Documentum
8 23 (1.07%) CMS
9 17 (0.79%) Elasticsearch
10 16 (0.74%) OpenStack
11 8 (0.37%) Adobe Experience Manager
12 4 (0.19%) Skype for Business
12 4 (0.19%) WordPress
13 2 (0.093%) Confluence
Applications
1 108 (5.02%) Microsoft Excel
2 67 (3.11%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 45 (2.09%) Microsoft Office
3 45 (2.09%) Microsoft Project
4 21 (0.98%) Windchill
5 20 (0.93%) MS Visio
6 16 (0.74%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 10 (0.46%) Spreadsheet
8 9 (0.42%) FrameMaker
9 8 (0.37%) Adobe After Effects
9 8 (0.37%) Adobe Illustrator
9 8 (0.37%) Photoshop
9 8 (0.37%) Pipeline Pilot
9 8 (0.37%) SOLIDWORKS
10 6 (0.28%) Acrobat
11 4 (0.19%) Zeplin
12 3 (0.14%) RoboHelp
13 2 (0.093%) Sketch
Business Applications
1 64 (2.97%) TrackWise
2 41 (1.91%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 14 (0.65%) SAP ERP
4 11 (0.51%) SAP S/4HANA
5 9 (0.42%) SAP MDG
6 8 (0.37%) Eloqua
7 5 (0.23%) Dynamics CRM
8 4 (0.19%) SAP EWM
8 4 (0.19%) SAP MDM
9 3 (0.14%) Dynamics NAV
9 3 (0.14%) iTrent
9 3 (0.14%) SAP CO
9 3 (0.14%) SAP FI
9 3 (0.14%) SAP FI/CO
9 3 (0.14%) SAP MM
9 3 (0.14%) SAP SD
10 2 (0.093%) SAP FSCM
11 1 (0.046%) Oracle EBS
11 1 (0.046%) Oracle EBS R12
11 1 (0.046%) Primavera
Cloud Services
1 783 (36.38%) AWS
2 730 (33.92%) Azure
3 702 (32.62%) GCP
4 631 (29.32%) Serverless
5 445 (20.68%) Cloud Functions
6 300 (13.94%) AWS Lambda
7 291 (13.52%) OpenShift
8 178 (8.27%) PaaS
9 155 (7.20%) Dialogflow
9 155 (7.20%) Google App Engine
9 155 (7.20%) Google Compute Engine
10 139 (6.46%) SaaS
11 120 (5.58%) Veeva
12 98 (4.55%) AWS CloudFormation
13 95 (4.41%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 95 (4.41%) AWS CodePipeline
13 95 (4.41%) Azure Stack
14 34 (1.58%) Microsoft 365
15 23 (1.07%) Smartsheet
16 21 (0.98%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 292 (13.57%) Internet
2 105 (4.88%) Firewall
3 15 (0.70%) Wireless
4 9 (0.42%) LAN
4 9 (0.42%) Network Security
5 7 (0.33%) HTTP
5 7 (0.33%) VoIP
6 5 (0.23%) SAN
7 4 (0.19%) NAS
7 4 (0.19%) Skype
8 3 (0.14%) VPN
8 3 (0.14%) WAN
9 2 (0.093%) MPLS
9 2 (0.093%) SD-WAN
9 2 (0.093%) Unified Communications
9 2 (0.093%) VLAN
9 2 (0.093%) WLAN
10 1 (0.046%) Modbus
10 1 (0.046%) SMS
10 1 (0.046%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 350 (16.26%) Relational Database
2 249 (11.57%) SQL Server
3 236 (10.97%) MySQL
4 215 (9.99%) PostgreSQL
5 208 (9.67%) MongoDB
6 202 (9.39%) NoSQL
7 195 (9.06%) Apache Cassandra
7 195 (9.06%) Flink
8 159 (7.39%) BigQuery
9 155 (7.20%) Cloud Spanner
10 84 (3.90%) Big Data
11 50 (2.32%) Tableau
12 47 (2.18%) Data Warehouse
13 32 (1.49%) Metadata
14 24 (1.12%) Oracle ODI
15 23 (1.07%) SAP HANA
16 19 (0.88%) Oracle Database
16 19 (0.88%) Spotfire
17 18 (0.84%) Power BI
18 16 (0.74%) ClickHouse
Development Applications
1 702 (32.62%) Git (software)
2 370 (17.19%) Maven
3 361 (16.78%) Gradle
4 293 (13.62%) Subversion
5 266 (12.36%) Jenkins
6 225 (10.46%) JIRA
7 195 (9.06%) Ant
8 164 (7.62%) JUnit
9 163 (7.57%) Mockito
10 21 (0.98%) Cucumber
11 16 (0.74%) Mocha
11 16 (0.74%) webpack
12 15 (0.70%) RStudio
12 15 (0.70%) Toad
13 13 (0.60%) CircleCI
14 10 (0.46%) IntelliJ
15 8 (0.37%) Selenium
15 8 (0.37%) Team Foundation Server
16 7 (0.33%) Oracle Forms
17 4 (0.19%) Eclipse
General
1 1,141 (53.02%) Finance
2 1,059 (49.21%) Manufacturing
3 655 (30.44%) Social Skills
4 590 (27.42%) Pharmaceutical
5 445 (20.68%) Inclusion and Diversity
6 224 (10.41%) Public Sector
7 144 (6.69%) Analytical Skills
8 100 (4.65%) Automotive
9 87 (4.04%) Marketing
10 69 (3.21%) Publishing
11 64 (2.97%) Law
12 56 (2.60%) French Language
12 56 (2.60%) German Language
13 53 (2.46%) Spanish Language
14 52 (2.42%) Italian Language
15 45 (2.09%) Presentation Skills
16 38 (1.77%) Organisational Skills
17 28 (1.30%) Retail
18 27 (1.25%) Electronics
19 24 (1.12%) Legal
Job Titles
1 369 (17.15%) Java Engineer
2 251 (11.66%) Analyst
3 195 (9.06%) Senior Java Engineer
4 192 (8.92%) Technical Leader
5 164 (7.62%) Information Analyst
5 164 (7.62%) Principal Engineer
6 162 (7.53%) Cloud Engineer
7 159 (7.39%) Security Analyst
8 158 (7.34%) Information Security Analyst
9 144 (6.69%) Programmer
10 136 (6.32%) Developer
11 127 (5.90%) Senior Manager
12 113 (5.25%) DevOps Engineer
13 108 (5.02%) Project Manager
14 100 (4.65%) Statistical Programmer
15 99 (4.60%) Consultant
16 95 (4.41%) Senior DevOps
16 95 (4.41%) Senior DevOps Engineer
17 81 (3.76%) Senior Project Manager
18 68 (3.16%) Senior Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 404 (18.77%) .NET
2 365 (16.96%) RESTful
3 267 (12.41%) Node.js
4 258 (11.99%) HTML
5 254 (11.80%) CSS
6 213 (9.90%) Spring
7 204 (9.48%) ASP.NET
8 195 (9.06%) JDBC
9 187 (8.69%) .NET Core
10 175 (8.13%) JSON
11 166 (7.71%) JPA
12 163 (7.57%) Hibernate
13 155 (7.20%) Apache Beam
14 98 (4.55%) Elastic Stack
15 61 (2.83%) React
15 61 (2.83%) REST
16 48 (2.23%) XML
17 41 (1.91%) Web Services
18 32 (1.49%) HTML5
18 32 (1.49%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 375 (17.43%) Algorithms
2 370 (17.19%) Data Structures
3 301 (13.99%) Linux Command Line
4 202 (9.39%) Cloud Native
5 188 (8.74%) Public Cloud
6 183 (8.50%) Management Information System
7 172 (7.99%) Biotechnology
8 155 (7.20%) Legacy Applications
9 95 (4.41%) Renewable Energy
10 77 (3.58%) Pharmacovigilance
11 57 (2.65%) User Experience
12 39 (1.81%) Social Media
13 31 (1.44%) Virtual Team
14 20 (0.93%) Blog
15 18 (0.84%) NHS
16 17 (0.79%) Self-Motivation
17 14 (0.65%) Robotics
18 13 (0.60%) Enterprise Software
18 13 (0.60%) IoT
18 13 (0.60%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 223 (10.36%) Unix
2 145 (6.74%) Linux
2 145 (6.74%) Windows
3 111 (5.16%) Windows Server
4 17 (0.79%) Apple iOS
5 16 (0.74%) Android
6 15 (0.70%) Solaris
7 4 (0.19%) Windows 10
8 2 (0.093%) VMS
9 1 (0.046%) Mac OS
9 1 (0.046%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.046%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,154 (53.62%) Agile
2 1,024 (47.58%) Innovative Thinking
3 656 (30.48%) Mentoring
4 648 (30.11%) Microservices
5 623 (28.95%) Coaching
6 525 (24.40%) CI/CD
7 511 (23.75%) DevOps
8 496 (23.05%) Test Automation
9 458 (21.28%) Scrum
10 446 (20.72%) TDD
11 414 (19.24%) BDD
12 338 (15.71%) Computer Science
13 315 (14.64%) Strategic Thinking
14 304 (14.13%) Disaster Recovery
15 302 (14.03%) Service Design
16 298 (13.85%) Customer-Centricity
17 295 (13.71%) High Availability
18 270 (12.55%) Validation
19 257 (11.94%) Full Stack Development
20 243 (11.29%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 820 (38.10%) Java
2 690 (32.06%) Python
3 655 (30.44%) JavaScript
4 490 (22.77%) SQL
5 211 (9.80%) PHP
6 209 (9.71%) PowerShell
7 195 (9.06%) Perl
7 195 (9.06%) Ruby
7 195 (9.06%) Shell Script
8 67 (3.11%) R
9 58 (2.70%) C#
10 52 (2.42%) Scala
11 43 (2.00%) SAS Macro
11 43 (2.00%) TypeScript
12 41 (1.91%) ES6
13 38 (1.77%) C
14 27 (1.25%) C++
15 19 (0.88%) Bash
16 16 (0.74%) ES7
17 15 (0.70%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 529 (24.58%) Degree
2 90 (4.18%) Computer Science Degree
3 88 (4.09%) Master's Degree
4 69 (3.21%) PMI Certification
5 66 (3.07%) PMP
6 46 (2.14%) PhD
7 27 (1.25%) Numerate Degree
8 13 (0.60%) MBA
9 10 (0.46%) DBS Check
10 8 (0.37%) CISM
10 8 (0.37%) CISSP
11 4 (0.19%) CCNP
11 4 (0.19%) Cisco Certification
11 4 (0.19%) MCSE
11 4 (0.19%) Microsoft Certification
11 4 (0.19%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 4 (0.19%) SAP Certification
12 3 (0.14%) APMP
13 2 (0.093%) IIBA
13 2 (0.093%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 169 (7.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 168 (7.81%) Cyber Essentials
3 164 (7.62%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 161 (7.48%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
5 125 (5.81%) CDISC
6 84 (3.90%) Good Clinical Practice
7 70 (3.25%) QA
8 58 (2.70%) GxP
9 45 (2.09%) Data Quality
10 41 (1.91%) 21 CFR Part 11
11 35 (1.63%) GLP
12 28 (1.30%) ISO 13485
13 22 (1.02%) PMO
14 21 (0.98%) GMP
15 20 (0.93%) GDPR
16 17 (0.79%) Accessibility
17 16 (0.74%) ISO 9001
18 15 (0.70%) SLA
19 7 (0.33%) IEC 62304
19 7 (0.33%) NIST
System Software
1 351 (16.31%) Docker
2 114 (5.30%) Virtual Machines
3 17 (0.79%) Active Directory
4 15 (0.70%) Oracle Clusterware
4 15 (0.70%) Oracle RAC
5 14 (0.65%) Firmware
6 11 (0.51%) VMware Infrastructure
7 5 (0.23%) Virtual Desktop
8 1 (0.046%) Hyper-V
8 1 (0.046%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 1 (0.046%) Virtual Servers
8 1 (0.046%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 479 (22.26%) Kubernetes
2 123 (5.72%) Terraform
3 107 (4.97%) Ansible
4 99 (4.60%) Puppet
5 95 (4.41%) Opscode Chef
6 15 (0.70%) Data Guard
6 15 (0.70%) NetBackup
6 15 (0.70%) Oracle RMAN
6 15 (0.70%) Oracle ZFS
7 14 (0.65%) Prometheus
8 8 (0.37%) Single Sign-On
9 5 (0.23%) Microsoft Intune
10 3 (0.14%) EMC NetWorker
10 3 (0.14%) FortiGate
11 1 (0.046%) SCCM
11 1 (0.046%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
11 1 (0.046%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 766 (35.59%) Google
2 528 (24.54%) Microsoft
3 139 (6.46%) Oracle
4 118 (5.48%) SAP
5 95 (4.41%) Splunk
6 58 (2.70%) Facebook
6 58 (2.70%) OpenText
6 58 (2.70%) Salesforce.com
7 40 (1.86%) Workday
8 39 (1.81%) Adobe
9 27 (1.25%) YouTube
10 22 (1.02%) MuleSoft
11 21 (0.98%) PTC
12 16 (0.74%) Commvault
13 14 (0.65%) New Relic
14 11 (0.51%) VMware
15 10 (0.46%) Twitter
16 5 (0.23%) Jitterbit
16 5 (0.23%) Netlify
16 5 (0.23%) Pardot