Period
to 14 August 2018

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 14 August 2018 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Life Sciences
UK
6 months to
14 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 772 724 725
Rank change year-on-year -48 +1 +23
Permanent jobs citing Life Science 412 506 597
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.24% 0.29% 0.30%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.56% 0.65% 0.69%
Number of salaries quoted 226 286 298
UK median annual salary £56,000 £50,000 £44,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.00% +13.64% -7.37%
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,250 £25,500
90th Percentile £90,000 £75,000 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +12.50% -11.11%

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 73,723 78,360 86,025
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 43.47% 44.24% 43.30%
Number of salaries quoted 56,959 59,867 70,334
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £28,000 £27,500 £27,000
90th Percentile £85,000 £81,250 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +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 14 August 2018.

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 14 August 2018. 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 -9 406 £56,750 +13.50% 118
UK excluding London -52 243 £45,000 - 76
London +2 161 £65,000 +13.04% 48
South East -2 96 £57,500 +27.78% 24
East of England +38 94 £43,750 -20.45% 26
North of England -20 42 £40,000 +12.68% 8
North West -51 25 £40,000 +9.59% 5
Yorkshire +47 11 £35,500 -29.70% 2
Midlands +9 6 £29,522 -19.12% 6
North East -19 6 £37,500 +87.50% 1
East Midlands +2 5 £29,522 -64.22% 3
South West -10 4 - - 6
West Midlands +17 1 - - 3
Scotland - 1 £42,500 - 5

For the 6 months to 14 August 2018, 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.

1 141 (34.22%) Agile Software Development
2 132 (32.04%) Degree
3 128 (31.07%) Manufacturing
4 91 (22.09%) Python
4 91 (22.09%) Computer Science
5 89 (21.60%) Finance
6 85 (20.63%) Java
7 84 (20.39%) SQL
8 78 (18.93%) Pharmaceutical
9 76 (18.45%) JavaScript
10 71 (17.23%) Analytics
11 70 (16.99%) Analytical Skills
11 70 (16.99%) HTML
12 69 (16.75%) Linux
13 68 (16.50%) Git (software)
14 64 (15.53%) Project Management
15 61 (14.81%) Software Engineering
15 61 (14.81%) Problem-Solving
16 60 (14.56%) Business Intelligence
17 57 (13.83%) Mathematics
17 57 (13.83%) Marketing
18 56 (13.59%) Retail
18 56 (13.59%) Web Services
18 56 (13.59%) Big Data
19 55 (13.35%) CSS
20 54 (13.11%) Amazon AWS
21 52 (12.62%) User Experience
22 51 (12.38%) Continuous Integration
23 50 (12.14%) Mentoring
23 50 (12.14%) Data Science

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 25 (6.07%) Apache Spark
2 18 (4.37%) Elasticsearch
3 17 (4.13%) CMS
4 16 (3.88%) Confluence
5 15 (3.64%) Apache
5 15 (3.64%) OpenStack
6 11 (2.67%) Drupal
6 11 (2.67%) IIS
7 9 (2.18%) WordPress
8 8 (1.94%) MS Exchange
8 8 (1.94%) SAS
9 7 (1.70%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 4 (0.97%) Tomcat
11 3 (0.73%) JBoss
12 2 (0.49%) SharePoint
13 1 (0.24%) Adobe Experience Manager
Applications
1 23 (5.58%) Microsoft Office
2 18 (4.37%) Microsoft Excel
3 11 (2.67%) MS Visio
4 10 (2.43%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 3 (0.73%) Microsoft Project
6 2 (0.49%) Gephi
6 2 (0.49%) SPSS
7 1 (0.24%) InDesign
7 1 (0.24%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 20 (4.85%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 7 (1.70%) SAP GRC
3 6 (1.46%) NetSuite
4 5 (1.21%) Dynamics CRM
4 5 (1.21%) Oracle Financials
5 4 (0.97%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 4 (0.97%) SAP BPC
6 2 (0.49%) Maximo
6 2 (0.49%) Oracle Assets
6 2 (0.49%) Oracle General Ledger
6 2 (0.49%) Oracle Payables
6 2 (0.49%) Oracle Receivables
6 2 (0.49%) SAP ERP
7 1 (0.24%) Oracle EBS R12
7 1 (0.24%) SAP GTS
7 1 (0.24%) SAP MDG
7 1 (0.24%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 54 (13.11%) Amazon AWS
2 21 (5.10%) SaaS
3 20 (4.85%) Office 365
4 14 (3.40%) Microsoft Azure
5 13 (3.16%) Cloud Computing
6 9 (2.18%) Amazon EC2
6 9 (2.18%) Google Cloud Platform
7 8 (1.94%) Amazon S3
8 7 (1.70%) PaaS
9 6 (1.46%) AWS CloudFormation
10 5 (1.21%) Amazon SQS
10 5 (1.21%) Veeva
11 4 (0.97%) Force.com
11 4 (0.97%) GitHub
11 4 (0.97%) Salesforce Service Cloud
12 3 (0.73%) CloudFront
13 2 (0.49%) Amazon EMR
13 2 (0.49%) Google Analytics
14 1 (0.24%) Trello
14 1 (0.24%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 20 (4.85%) HTTP
2 13 (3.16%) DNS
3 12 (2.91%) DHCP
4 7 (1.70%) Software-Defined Networking
5 6 (1.46%) Internet
6 4 (0.97%) TCP/IP
7 3 (0.73%) Firewall
7 3 (0.73%) VLAN
7 3 (0.73%) VPN
8 2 (0.49%) Extranet
8 2 (0.49%) Intrusion Detection
8 2 (0.49%) Modbus
8 2 (0.49%) RTP
9 1 (0.24%) Cisco Nexus
9 1 (0.24%) Ethernet
9 1 (0.24%) LAN
9 1 (0.24%) RS-232
9 1 (0.24%) SAN
9 1 (0.24%) VoIP
9 1 (0.24%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 56 (13.59%) Big Data
2 34 (8.25%) SQL Server
3 29 (7.04%) NoSQL
4 28 (6.80%) MySQL
5 25 (6.07%) MongoDB
6 24 (5.83%) Relational Database
7 22 (5.34%) Hadoop
7 22 (5.34%) Power BI
8 21 (5.10%) Oracle Database
9 18 (4.37%) Apache Cassandra
10 17 (4.13%) Oracle Database 10g
11 16 (3.88%) Apache Hive
11 16 (3.88%) Data Warehouse
12 14 (3.40%) SAP HANA
13 13 (3.16%) HBase
13 13 (3.16%) Text Mining
14 12 (2.91%) Impala
14 12 (2.91%) PostgreSQL
14 12 (2.91%) RDBMS
15 11 (2.67%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 68 (16.50%) Git (software)
2 36 (8.74%) JIRA
3 30 (7.28%) Jenkins
4 13 (3.16%) JUnit
4 13 (3.16%) Subversion
5 8 (1.94%) Maven
6 7 (1.70%) Selenium
7 6 (1.46%) Visual Studio
8 5 (1.21%) Cucumber
8 5 (1.21%) Mercurial
8 5 (1.21%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 5 (1.21%) Vagrant
9 4 (0.97%) Bitbucket
9 4 (0.97%) Grunt
9 4 (0.97%) Jasmine
9 4 (0.97%) Oracle APEX
9 4 (0.97%) Qt Creator
10 3 (0.73%) Gerrit
10 3 (0.73%) JBehave
11 2 (0.49%) MSTest
General
1 128 (31.07%) Manufacturing
2 89 (21.60%) Finance
3 78 (18.93%) Pharmaceutical
4 57 (13.83%) Marketing
5 56 (13.59%) Retail
6 35 (8.50%) Telecoms
7 23 (5.58%) German Language
8 13 (3.16%) Advertising
9 9 (2.18%) Banking
10 7 (1.70%) Automotive
10 7 (1.70%) Law
11 6 (1.46%) Electronics
11 6 (1.46%) Legal
12 4 (0.97%) Military
13 2 (0.49%) Publishing
14 1 (0.24%) Czech Language
Job Titles
1 98 (23.79%) Developer
2 44 (10.68%) Consultant
3 37 (8.98%) Software Engineer
4 29 (7.04%) Analyst
5 24 (5.83%) Senior Consultant
6 20 (4.85%) Full Stack Developer
7 18 (4.37%) Python Developer
8 17 (4.13%) Java Developer
9 16 (3.88%) Web Developer
10 15 (3.64%) C++ Software Engineer
10 15 (3.64%) Data Consultant
10 15 (3.64%) Data Engineer
11 14 (3.40%) Project Manager
12 13 (3.16%) Analytics Consultant
12 13 (3.16%) Architect
12 13 (3.16%) Big Data Engineer
12 13 (3.16%) C Software Engineer
12 13 (3.16%) C/C++ Software Engineer
12 13 (3.16%) Security Manager
12 13 (3.16%) Senior Data Analytics Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 70 (16.99%) HTML
2 56 (13.59%) Web Services
3 55 (13.35%) CSS
4 30 (7.28%) .NET
4 30 (7.28%) REST
5 29 (7.04%) Spring
6 28 (6.80%) RESTful
7 26 (6.31%) ASP.NET
7 26 (6.31%) HTML5
7 26 (6.31%) XML
8 25 (6.07%) AngularJS
9 23 (5.58%) jQuery
10 20 (4.85%) CSS3
11 19 (4.61%) Django
12 18 (4.37%) ASP.NET MVC
12 18 (4.37%) Kafka
13 17 (4.13%) Symfony
13 17 (4.13%) Yii
14 16 (3.88%) Twitter Bootstrap
15 11 (2.67%) React
Miscellaneous
1 91 (22.09%) Computer Science
2 70 (16.99%) Analytical Skills
3 52 (12.62%) User Experience
4 42 (10.19%) Management Information System
5 34 (8.25%) Self-Motivation
6 31 (7.52%) Virtual Team
7 24 (5.83%) Algorithms
8 17 (4.13%) Data Structures
9 16 (3.88%) Data Centre
10 10 (2.43%) Embedded Systems
11 9 (2.18%) Social Media
12 8 (1.94%) PMI
13 7 (1.70%) FMCG
14 6 (1.46%) Greenfield Project
15 5 (1.21%) Client/Server
15 5 (1.21%) Enterprise Software
15 5 (1.21%) LIMS
15 5 (1.21%) Mobile App
15 5 (1.21%) Public Cloud
16 4 (0.97%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 69 (16.75%) Linux
2 43 (10.44%) Windows
3 19 (4.61%) Unix
4 16 (3.88%) Windows Server
5 8 (1.94%) Apple iOS
6 6 (1.46%) Windows 10
7 4 (0.97%) CentOS
8 3 (0.73%) Windows 7
9 2 (0.49%) Embedded Linux
9 2 (0.49%) VxWorks
9 2 (0.49%) Windows 8
9 2 (0.49%) Windows Server 2008
9 2 (0.49%) Windows XP
10 1 (0.24%) Amazon Linux
10 1 (0.24%) Android
10 1 (0.24%) Ubuntu
10 1 (0.24%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 141 (34.22%) Agile Software Development
2 71 (17.23%) Analytics
3 64 (15.53%) Project Management
4 61 (14.81%) Problem-Solving
4 61 (14.81%) Software Engineering
5 60 (14.56%) Business Intelligence
6 57 (13.83%) Mathematics
7 51 (12.38%) Continuous Integration
8 50 (12.14%) Data Science
8 50 (12.14%) Mentoring
9 49 (11.89%) Scrum
10 48 (11.65%) Machine Learning
11 46 (11.17%) Business Development
11 46 (11.17%) ETL
12 45 (10.92%) Test Automation
13 44 (10.68%) ERP
14 43 (10.44%) DevOps
14 43 (10.44%) TDD
15 40 (9.71%) Web Development
16 39 (9.47%) Data Management
Programming Languages
1 91 (22.09%) Python
2 85 (20.63%) Java
3 84 (20.39%) SQL
4 76 (18.45%) JavaScript
5 37 (8.98%) C#
6 33 (8.01%) C++
7 30 (7.28%) Scala
8 27 (6.55%) C
9 25 (6.07%) PHP
10 16 (3.88%) Perl
11 11 (2.67%) Bash Shell
11 11 (2.67%) Embedded C
11 11 (2.67%) Embedded C++
12 8 (1.94%) R
12 8 (1.94%) Shell Script
13 6 (1.46%) Go
13 6 (1.46%) Java 8
14 5 (1.21%) TypeScript
14 5 (1.21%) VB.NET
15 4 (0.97%) Apex Code
Qualifications
1 132 (32.04%) Degree
2 17 (4.13%) CISSP
3 16 (3.88%) PMI Certification
4 15 (3.64%) CISA
4 15 (3.64%) Computer Science Degree
5 14 (3.40%) CISM
5 14 (3.40%) Master's Degree
6 8 (1.94%) PMP
7 6 (1.46%) ITIL Certification
8 5 (1.21%) ISEB
8 5 (1.21%) ISTQB
8 5 (1.21%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 5 (1.21%) Microsoft Certification
8 5 (1.21%) PhD
9 4 (0.97%) MCSD
9 4 (0.97%) Microsoft Certified Architect
9 4 (0.97%) Oracle Certification
9 4 (0.97%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 3 (0.73%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 3 (0.73%) SAP Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (6.07%) QA
2 24 (5.83%) GDPR
3 20 (4.85%) GAMP
4 11 (2.67%) Data Quality
5 10 (2.43%) IASME
6 9 (2.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 5 (1.21%) GMP
7 5 (1.21%) ISO 9001
8 4 (0.97%) ISO 13485
8 4 (0.97%) PCI DSS
9 3 (0.73%) GxP
9 3 (0.73%) NIST 800
9 3 (0.73%) PMO
10 2 (0.49%) Actionable Recommendations
10 2 (0.49%) HL7
10 2 (0.49%) MISRA
10 2 (0.49%) MISRA C
10 2 (0.49%) WAI
11 1 (0.24%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 19 (4.61%) VMware Infrastructure
2 16 (3.88%) Docker
3 14 (3.40%) HDFS
4 13 (3.16%) Active Directory
4 13 (3.16%) Hyper-V
5 12 (2.91%) Virtual Machines
6 7 (1.70%) Lustre
7 5 (1.21%) Firmware
8 2 (0.49%) Apache Flume
8 2 (0.49%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 22 (5.34%) Ansible
2 7 (1.70%) Opscode Chef
2 7 (1.70%) Puppet
3 4 (0.97%) Kibana
3 4 (0.97%) logstash
3 4 (0.97%) Single Sign-On
4 3 (0.73%) Kubernetes
4 3 (0.73%) Terraform
5 1 (0.24%) Docker Swarm
5 1 (0.24%) Mesos
5 1 (0.24%) Salt
5 1 (0.24%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 46 (11.17%) Microsoft
2 43 (10.44%) Oracle
3 38 (9.22%) Tableau
4 31 (7.52%) SAP
5 28 (6.80%) VMware
6 24 (5.83%) MicroStrategy
7 22 (5.34%) Google
8 18 (4.37%) Alteryx
9 14 (3.40%) Cloudera
9 14 (3.40%) Cognizant
9 14 (3.40%) Hortonworks
9 14 (3.40%) MapR
9 14 (3.40%) Talend
10 13 (3.16%) Ab Initio
10 13 (3.16%) Informatica
11 10 (2.43%) IBM
12 9 (2.18%) Salesforce.com
13 8 (1.94%) OutSystems
13 8 (1.94%) WooCommerce
14 6 (1.46%) OneTrust