Period
to 17 November 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 17 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Life Sciences
UK
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 652 833 682
Rank change year-on-year +181 -151 +133
Permanent jobs citing Life Science 633 412 732
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.35% 0.22% 0.33%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.82% 0.53% 0.80%
Number of salaries quoted 320 266 369
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £31,250 £25,500 £28,950
90th Percentile £73,875 £78,750 £76,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £43,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +3.45% +2.35% +6.25%

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 77448 77681 91957
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 42.99% 40.85% 41.93%
Number of salaries quoted 58388 63777 73655
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £27,000
90th Percentile £82,500 £80,000 £78,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year - +3.66% +2.50%

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 17 November 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 17 November 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 +209 591 £50,000 - 19
UK excluding London +122 338 £45,000 +3.45% 11
London +113 249 £50,000 -9.09% 9
North of England +71 104 £35,000 -17.65% 2
East of England +70 100 £45,000 -10.00% 2
North West +63 93 £35,875 -15.59% 1
South East +27 79 £52,500 +5.00% 2
South West +39 36 £37,000 +13.85% 4
Midlands +9 18 £35,000 -12.50%
West Midlands -19 11 £35,000 -12.50%
North East +17 8 £20,000 -47.24% 1
East Midlands +31 6 £82,500 +106.25%
Yorkshire +24 3 - -
Scotland - 2 £37,500 - 1

For the 6 months to 17 November 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.

1 202 (31.91%) Manufacturing
2 194 (30.65%) Agile Software Development
3 181 (28.59%) Degree
4 135 (21.33%) Pharmaceutical
5 134 (21.17%) Java
6 132 (20.85%) SQL
7 129 (20.38%) JavaScript
8 128 (20.22%) Analytical Skills
9 115 (18.17%) Microsoft
10 110 (17.38%) Oracle
11 109 (17.22%) Windows
12 104 (16.43%) Linux
13 101 (15.96%) Retail
14 96 (15.17%) Stakeholder Management
15 92 (14.53%) HTML
16 89 (14.06%) SAP
17 85 (13.43%) Finance
18 84 (13.27%) SQL Server
18 84 (13.27%) Python
19 81 (12.80%) Software Engineering
20 78 (12.32%) Business Development
21 76 (12.01%) Project Management
22 73 (11.53%) Data Management
23 67 (10.58%) Computer Science
24 59 (9.32%) Relational Database
25 56 (8.85%) Virtual Team
25 56 (8.85%) Scrum
25 56 (8.85%) .NET
25 56 (8.85%) GxP
26 55 (8.69%) Amazon AWS

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 24 (3.79%) Elasticsearch
2 21 (3.32%) Apache
2 21 (3.32%) SharePoint
3 17 (2.69%) OpenStack
4 15 (2.37%) Apache Spark
5 12 (1.90%) CMS
6 10 (1.58%) Tomcat
7 9 (1.42%) IIS
7 9 (1.42%) MS Exchange
8 7 (1.11%) Skype for Business
9 3 (0.47%) Apache Solr
9 3 (0.47%) Jetty
9 3 (0.47%) Marvel
9 3 (0.47%) MediaWiki
9 3 (0.47%) WordPress
10 1 (0.16%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 1 (0.16%) Anypoint
Applications
1 28 (4.42%) Microsoft Office
2 22 (3.48%) Microsoft Excel
3 14 (2.21%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 10 (1.58%) MS Visio
5 6 (0.95%) FrameMaker
5 6 (0.95%) Microsoft Project
6 5 (0.79%) Photoshop
7 3 (0.47%) Adobe After Effects
7 3 (0.47%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 3 (0.47%) InVision
7 3 (0.47%) Pipeline Pilot
7 3 (0.47%) UXPin
8 2 (0.32%) Adobe Illustrator
8 2 (0.32%) Doxygen
Business Applications
1 26 (4.11%) Oracle EBS
2 25 (3.95%) SAP SD
3 23 (3.63%) SAP QM
4 14 (2.21%) Dynamics CRM
5 10 (1.58%) SAP APO
6 9 (1.42%) NetSuite
6 9 (1.42%) Oracle BPM
6 9 (1.42%) SAP S/4HANA
7 8 (1.26%) SAP LE
8 6 (0.95%) Salesforce.com CRM
9 5 (0.79%) Dynamics GP
9 5 (0.79%) Scribe Insight
10 4 (0.63%) Oracle EBS R12
10 4 (0.63%) Oracle ERP
10 4 (0.63%) Oracle Manufacturing
10 4 (0.63%) Primavera
10 4 (0.63%) SAP Oil and Gas
11 3 (0.47%) SAP MDG
11 3 (0.47%) SAP MDM
11 3 (0.47%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 55 (8.69%) Amazon AWS
2 29 (4.58%) SaaS
3 20 (3.16%) Microsoft Azure
4 19 (3.00%) Office 365
5 17 (2.69%) GitHub
6 14 (2.21%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 14 (2.21%) AWS CloudFormation
7 13 (2.05%) Cloud Computing
8 8 (1.26%) Salesforce Service Cloud
9 7 (1.11%) Amazon EC2
10 6 (0.95%) Veeva
11 5 (0.79%) Dynamics 365
11 5 (0.79%) Force.com
11 5 (0.79%) Google Analytics
12 4 (0.63%) Adobe Creative Cloud
13 3 (0.47%) Google Cloud Platform
13 3 (0.47%) MailChimp
14 1 (0.16%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 33 (5.21%) TCP/IP
2 23 (3.63%) DHCP
2 23 (3.63%) DNS
3 21 (3.32%) WAN
3 21 (3.32%) Wireless
4 18 (2.84%) Firewall
5 16 (2.53%) LAN
6 14 (2.21%) HTTP
7 13 (2.05%) VoIP
8 12 (1.90%) Network Security
9 11 (1.74%) VPN
10 10 (1.58%) IPsec
10 10 (1.58%) MPLS
10 10 (1.58%) OSPF
10 10 (1.58%) Skype
11 9 (1.42%) Wi-Fi
12 7 (1.11%) Cisco IOS
12 7 (1.11%) Internet
13 6 (0.95%) Ethernet
14 5 (0.79%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 84 (13.27%) SQL Server
2 59 (9.32%) Relational Database
3 54 (8.53%) SAP HANA
4 39 (6.16%) Big Data
5 27 (4.27%) MySQL
6 26 (4.11%) Hadoop
7 24 (3.79%) RDBMS
8 22 (3.48%) Text Mining
9 14 (2.21%) Oracle Database
9 14 (2.21%) PostgreSQL
10 12 (1.90%) Amazon Redshift
10 12 (1.90%) Data Warehouse
10 12 (1.90%) NoSQL
10 12 (1.90%) OLTP
10 12 (1.90%) Power BI
11 9 (1.42%) Data Mining
11 9 (1.42%) Electronic Patient Records
11 9 (1.42%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 8 (1.26%) MongoDB
13 6 (0.95%) Pentaho
Development Applications
1 36 (5.69%) Jenkins
2 34 (5.37%) Git (software)
3 26 (4.11%) JIRA
4 24 (3.79%) Talend Open Studio
5 21 (3.32%) Maven
6 17 (2.69%) Bitbucket
7 16 (2.53%) Team Foundation Server
8 14 (2.21%) Grunt
9 11 (1.74%) Oracle Forms
10 10 (1.58%) JUnit
10 10 (1.58%) Selenium
11 7 (1.11%) Rational Rhapsody
11 7 (1.11%) SonarQube
12 6 (0.95%) Hudson
12 6 (0.95%) Oracle APEX
12 6 (0.95%) Travis CI
13 5 (0.79%) Gradle
13 5 (0.79%) Visual Studio
14 4 (0.63%) Apache Ivy
14 4 (0.63%) Balsamiq Mockups
General
1 202 (31.91%) Manufacturing
2 135 (21.33%) Pharmaceutical
3 101 (15.96%) Retail
4 85 (13.43%) Finance
5 33 (5.21%) Marketing
6 29 (4.58%) Banking
7 23 (3.63%) Telecoms
8 22 (3.48%) Automotive
9 17 (2.69%) Billing
10 12 (1.90%) Law
11 7 (1.11%) Electronics
12 6 (0.95%) Back Office
12 6 (0.95%) Legal
13 1 (0.16%) Advertising
13 1 (0.16%) Investment Banking
13 1 (0.16%) Polish Language
13 1 (0.16%) Russian Language
13 1 (0.16%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 136 (21.48%) Developer
2 124 (19.59%) Consultant
3 73 (11.53%) Java Developer
4 46 (7.27%) SAP Consultant
5 38 (6.00%) Software Engineer
6 33 (5.21%) Analyst
7 30 (4.74%) Senior Developer
8 29 (4.58%) Senior Java Developer
9 25 (3.95%) Project Manager
10 21 (3.32%) Architect
10 21 (3.32%) Principal Consultant
11 20 (3.16%) JavaScript Developer
12 19 (3.00%) Software Developer
13 18 (2.84%) Principal SAP Consultant
14 17 (2.69%) Embedded Engineer
15 16 (2.53%) Data Scientist
15 16 (2.53%) Embedded Software Engineer
16 15 (2.37%) Senior Consultant
17 14 (2.21%) C++ Software Engineer
17 14 (2.21%) Embedded C Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 92 (14.53%) HTML
2 56 (8.85%) .NET
3 51 (8.06%) Web Services
4 47 (7.42%) CSS
5 45 (7.11%) ASP.NET
6 40 (6.32%) HTML5
7 36 (5.69%) Hibernate
7 36 (5.69%) RESTful
8 33 (5.21%) jQuery
8 33 (5.21%) Spring
9 28 (4.42%) XML
10 25 (3.95%) Middleware
11 24 (3.79%) REST
12 21 (3.32%) Oracle Fusion
13 20 (3.16%) AngularJS
14 19 (3.00%) COM
15 18 (2.84%) ASP.NET MVC
16 14 (2.21%) Spring MVC
17 13 (2.05%) Twitter Bootstrap
18 12 (1.90%) ASP.NET Web Forms
Miscellaneous
1 128 (20.22%) Analytical Skills
2 67 (10.58%) Computer Science
3 56 (8.85%) Virtual Team
4 34 (5.37%) Management Information System
5 32 (5.06%) User Experience
6 23 (3.63%) Algorithms
7 22 (3.48%) Greenfield Project
8 20 (3.16%) Data Centre
9 18 (2.84%) Embedded Systems
10 14 (2.21%) PMI
11 11 (1.74%) FMCG
11 11 (1.74%) NHS
11 11 (1.74%) PDA
12 10 (1.58%) Mobile App
13 9 (1.42%) Fat Client
13 9 (1.42%) Linux Command Line
13 9 (1.42%) Thin Client
14 8 (1.26%) Cloud Native
14 8 (1.26%) Social Media
15 7 (1.11%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 109 (17.22%) Windows
2 104 (16.43%) Linux
3 23 (3.63%) Unix
4 19 (3.00%) Windows Server
5 15 (2.37%) Android
6 12 (1.90%) Windows 10
7 9 (1.42%) Windows Server 2012
8 8 (1.26%) Windows Server 2008
9 7 (1.11%) Windows 7
9 7 (1.11%) Windows 8
10 5 (0.79%) Apple iOS
10 5 (0.79%) Windows Server 2003
11 4 (0.63%) Solaris
12 3 (0.47%) CentOS
12 3 (0.47%) Mac OS
12 3 (0.47%) Ubuntu
13 2 (0.32%) Windows Embedded Compact
13 2 (0.32%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 194 (30.65%) Agile Software Development
2 96 (15.17%) Stakeholder Management
3 81 (12.80%) Software Engineering
4 78 (12.32%) Business Development
5 76 (12.01%) Project Management
6 73 (11.53%) Data Management
7 56 (8.85%) Scrum
8 51 (8.06%) DevOps
9 50 (7.90%) Analytics
10 48 (7.58%) MVC
11 47 (7.42%) ETL
11 47 (7.42%) SDLC
12 46 (7.27%) Mathematics
13 44 (6.95%) ITIL
13 44 (6.95%) Workflow
14 43 (6.79%) Web Development
15 42 (6.64%) Validation
16 39 (6.16%) Microservices
16 39 (6.16%) Test Automation
17 38 (6.00%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 134 (21.17%) Java
2 132 (20.85%) SQL
3 129 (20.38%) JavaScript
4 84 (13.27%) Python
5 52 (8.21%) C++
6 46 (7.27%) C#
7 41 (6.48%) C
8 22 (3.48%) Perl
8 22 (3.48%) Shell Script
9 20 (3.16%) PHP
10 18 (2.84%) Ruby
11 17 (2.69%) Scala
12 16 (2.53%) Embedded C
13 15 (2.37%) VB
14 13 (2.05%) Embedded C++
14 13 (2.05%) Fortran
14 13 (2.05%) PL/SQL
14 13 (2.05%) T-SQL
15 11 (1.74%) VB6
16 10 (1.58%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 181 (28.59%) Degree
2 22 (3.48%) Microsoft Certification
3 21 (3.32%) PMI Certification
4 14 (2.21%) Computer Science Degree
5 13 (2.05%) Cisco Certification
5 13 (2.05%) Security Cleared
6 11 (1.74%) SC Cleared
7 9 (1.42%) CCNP
7 9 (1.42%) MCSA
8 8 (1.26%) CCNA
9 7 (1.11%) PhD
9 7 (1.11%) PMP
9 7 (1.11%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 5 (0.79%) CITP
10 5 (0.79%) Master's Degree
10 5 (0.79%) MCP
10 5 (0.79%) Postgraduate
11 3 (0.47%) CHECK Team Member
11 3 (0.47%) Cyber Scheme
11 3 (0.47%) Tigerscheme
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 56 (8.85%) GxP
2 44 (6.95%) QA
3 19 (3.00%) Data Quality
4 9 (1.42%) COBIT
4 9 (1.42%) GMP
4 9 (1.42%) SLA
5 5 (0.79%) 21 CFR Part 11
5 5 (0.79%) ISO/IEC 20000
5 5 (0.79%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 4 (0.63%) IEC 62304
6 4 (0.63%) ISO 13485
6 4 (0.63%) PMO
6 4 (0.63%) Val IT
7 3 (0.47%) Cyber Essentials
7 3 (0.47%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
8 2 (0.32%) GAMP
8 2 (0.32%) ISO 9001
8 2 (0.32%) MISRA
8 2 (0.32%) MISRA C
8 2 (0.32%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 35 (5.53%) Active Directory
2 24 (3.79%) VMware Infrastructure
3 17 (2.69%) Hyper-V
4 14 (2.21%) Samba
5 13 (2.05%) KVM
6 11 (1.74%) Docker
7 8 (1.26%) oVirt
7 8 (1.26%) RHEV
8 4 (0.63%) Virtual Machines
8 4 (0.63%) vSphere
8 4 (0.63%) XenApp
9 3 (0.47%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 2 (0.32%) Firmware
11 1 (0.16%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 23 (3.63%) Puppet
2 15 (2.37%) Opscode Chef
3 14 (2.21%) ZABBIX
4 13 (2.05%) Ansible
5 10 (1.58%) WSUS
6 9 (1.42%) SCOM
6 9 (1.42%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 7 (1.11%) Ambari
8 3 (0.47%) Nessus
8 3 (0.47%) Terraform
9 2 (0.32%) Failover Clustering
10 1 (0.16%) AirWatch
10 1 (0.16%) Cisco CUCM
10 1 (0.16%) Kubernetes
10 1 (0.16%) Mesos
10 1 (0.16%) Microsoft Clustering
10 1 (0.16%) Packer
Vendors
1 115 (18.17%) Microsoft
2 110 (17.38%) Oracle
3 89 (14.06%) SAP
4 30 (4.74%) Cognizant
4 30 (4.74%) VMware
5 28 (4.42%) Cisco
6 24 (3.79%) Talend
7 22 (3.48%) Informatica
8 21 (3.32%) JD Edwards
8 21 (3.32%) PeopleSoft
9 20 (3.16%) Tableau
10 18 (2.84%) MicroStrategy
11 17 (2.69%) Salesforce.com
12 15 (2.37%) Citrix
12 15 (2.37%) Google
13 12 (1.90%) Ab Initio
13 12 (1.90%) Alteryx
14 11 (1.74%) MuleSoft
15 10 (1.58%) Ariba
16 9 (1.42%) Symantec