Period
to 20 January 2019

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 20 January 2019 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Life Sciences
UK
6 months to
20 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 637 673 864
Rank change year-on-year +36 +191 -169
Permanent jobs citing Life Science 532 555 333
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.36% 0.32% 0.19%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.85% 0.79% 0.48%
Number of salaries quoted 304 274 239
UK median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £29,300 £30,375 £24,345
90th Percentile £92,500 £71,250 £70,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

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 62,584 70,139 70,005
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 41.84% 40.51% 39.54%
Number of salaries quoted 47,950 54,146 57,218
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - +4.17%
10th Percentile £30,000 £28,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £87,500 £82,500 £81,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £43,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +3.45% +2.35% -

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 20 January 2019.

Salary histogram for Life Science in the UK

Life Science
Top 15 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 20 January 2019. 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 +53 498 £52,790 +5.58% 129
UK excluding London +108 350 £45,000 - 101
South East +136 158 £40,000 -25.58% 17
London -12 154 £71,500 +43.00% 34
East of England +29 95 £52,500 +16.67% 41
North of England +22 62 £37,500 +4.53% 20
North West -1 40 £41,250 +14.98% 12
Yorkshire +45 17 £35,000 - 4
South West -6 16 £46,250 +58.12% 4
Midlands +16 10 £47,500 +35.71% 13
West Midlands +34 9 £50,000 +42.86% 11
Scotland +16 8 £55,000 +46.67% 4
North East +14 5 £45,000 +50.00% 4
East Midlands +16 1 £35,000 - 2
Wales - 1 £37,500 - 1

For the 6 months to 20 January 2019, 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.

1 170 (31.95%) Agile Software Development
2 148 (27.82%) Manufacturing
3 139 (26.13%) Pharmaceutical
4 121 (22.74%) Degree
5 117 (21.99%) Problem-Solving
6 106 (19.92%) SQL
6 106 (19.92%) Computer Science
7 101 (18.98%) Analytics
8 81 (15.23%) Java
9 80 (15.04%) Python
9 80 (15.04%) Finance
10 76 (14.29%) Mathematics
11 71 (13.35%) Amazon AWS
12 70 (13.16%) HTML
13 68 (12.78%) Git (software)
14 67 (12.59%) JavaScript
15 65 (12.22%) Analytical Skills
16 64 (12.03%) CSS
17 61 (11.47%) Microsoft
18 60 (11.28%) Scrum
19 59 (11.09%) Business Intelligence
20 57 (10.71%) SQL Server
21 56 (10.53%) TDD
21 56 (10.53%) Data Management
22 55 (10.34%) Project Management
23 54 (10.15%) Linux
23 54 (10.15%) Test Automation
24 52 (9.77%) C#
25 50 (9.40%) SAP
25 50 (9.40%) 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 30 (5.64%) Apache Spark
2 20 (3.76%) OpenStack
3 18 (3.38%) MS Exchange
4 16 (3.01%) Apache
5 15 (2.82%) SharePoint
6 14 (2.63%) Elasticsearch
7 12 (2.26%) Documentum
8 10 (1.88%) CMS
9 6 (1.13%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 4 (0.75%) Drupal
10 4 (0.75%) Skype for Business
11 2 (0.38%) JBoss
11 2 (0.38%) SAS
11 2 (0.38%) Tomcat
11 2 (0.38%) WordPress
12 1 (0.19%) IIS
12 1 (0.19%) MS Project Server
12 1 (0.19%) Sitecore CMS
12 1 (0.19%) WebSphere
Applications
1 36 (6.77%) Microsoft Excel
2 31 (5.83%) Microsoft Office
3 22 (4.14%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 9 (1.69%) SOLIDWORKS
5 6 (1.13%) MS Visio
6 4 (0.75%) AutoCAD
6 4 (0.75%) InVision
6 4 (0.75%) Mathcad
7 2 (0.38%) Microsoft Project
7 2 (0.38%) Photoshop
7 2 (0.38%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 14 (2.63%) SAP S/4HANA
2 9 (1.69%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 8 (1.50%) Dynamics CRM
3 8 (1.50%) SAP HCM
3 8 (1.50%) SAP MDG
4 5 (0.94%) HFM
4 5 (0.94%) SAP BPC
4 5 (0.94%) SAP CO
4 5 (0.94%) SAP FI
4 5 (0.94%) SAP FI/CO
4 5 (0.94%) SAP GRC
4 5 (0.94%) SAP GTS
5 4 (0.75%) Hyperion Planning
5 4 (0.75%) Oracle EBS
5 4 (0.75%) Oracle EBS R12
5 4 (0.75%) PeopleSoft HCM
6 3 (0.56%) SAP MDM
6 3 (0.56%) SAP PLM
7 2 (0.38%) Maximo
7 2 (0.38%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 71 (13.35%) Amazon AWS
2 29 (5.45%) Microsoft Azure
3 28 (5.26%) Office 365
4 26 (4.89%) SaaS
5 20 (3.76%) Cloud Computing
6 17 (3.20%) Google Cloud Platform
7 13 (2.44%) Dynamics 365
7 13 (2.44%) SuccessFactors
8 11 (2.07%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
9 8 (1.50%) PaaS
10 5 (0.94%) Google Analytics
11 3 (0.56%) Amazon EC2
11 3 (0.56%) AWS CloudFormation
11 3 (0.56%) Datadog
12 2 (0.38%) Amazon S3
12 2 (0.38%) Amazon SQS
12 2 (0.38%) GitHub
12 2 (0.38%) IaaS
13 1 (0.19%) Amazon EMR
13 1 (0.19%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 16 (3.01%) Firewall
1 16 (3.01%) Software-Defined Networking
2 14 (2.63%) HTTP
3 5 (0.94%) Bluetooth
3 5 (0.94%) LAN
3 5 (0.94%) RFID
3 5 (0.94%) SSL
3 5 (0.94%) VoIP
3 5 (0.94%) WAN
4 4 (0.75%) Skype
4 4 (0.75%) VLAN
5 3 (0.56%) Ethernet
5 3 (0.56%) NAS
5 3 (0.56%) Network Security
5 3 (0.56%) OSPF
5 3 (0.56%) SAN
5 3 (0.56%) Wireless
6 2 (0.38%) DMZ
6 2 (0.38%) Internet
6 2 (0.38%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 57 (10.71%) SQL Server
2 27 (5.08%) MySQL
3 26 (4.89%) Big Data
4 23 (4.32%) Hadoop
5 21 (3.95%) Data Warehouse
5 21 (3.95%) MongoDB
6 20 (3.76%) PostgreSQL
6 20 (3.76%) Power BI
7 16 (3.01%) Apache Hive
8 13 (2.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 11 (2.07%) NoSQL
10 9 (1.69%) Apache Cassandra
11 8 (1.50%) HBase
11 8 (1.50%) Impala
12 7 (1.32%) BusinessObjects
12 7 (1.32%) Data Lake
12 7 (1.32%) Data Mining
12 7 (1.32%) Relational Database
12 7 (1.32%) SAP BW
12 7 (1.32%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 68 (12.78%) Git (software)
2 29 (5.45%) Jenkins
3 16 (3.01%) JIRA
4 12 (2.26%) Team Foundation Server
5 8 (1.50%) JUnit
5 8 (1.50%) Visual Studio
6 7 (1.32%) Cucumber
7 6 (1.13%) Gradle
7 6 (1.13%) Mercurial
7 6 (1.13%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 5 (0.94%) Selenium
9 4 (0.75%) Axure RP
9 4 (0.75%) Oracle Forms
9 4 (0.75%) Zephyr
10 3 (0.56%) git-flow
10 3 (0.56%) Maven
10 3 (0.56%) Mocha
11 2 (0.38%) Gatling
11 2 (0.38%) NetBeans
11 2 (0.38%) Subversion
General
1 148 (27.82%) Manufacturing
2 139 (26.13%) Pharmaceutical
3 80 (15.04%) Finance
4 49 (9.21%) Retail
5 27 (5.08%) Automotive
6 22 (4.14%) Telecoms
7 19 (3.57%) Legal
8 17 (3.20%) Banking
9 13 (2.44%) Aerospace
9 13 (2.44%) Marketing
10 10 (1.88%) Electronics
11 9 (1.69%) Law
12 3 (0.56%) German Language
13 1 (0.19%) Advertising
13 1 (0.19%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 119 (22.37%) Developer
2 62 (11.65%) Consultant
3 61 (11.47%) Analyst
4 22 (4.14%) Java Developer
4 22 (4.14%) SAP Consultant
5 21 (3.95%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
5 21 (3.95%) Software Engineer
6 20 (3.76%) Lead Developer
7 18 (3.38%) Applications Engineer
7 18 (3.38%) Python Developer
8 17 (3.20%) Administrator
8 17 (3.20%) Data Scientist
8 17 (3.20%) Test Engineer
9 16 (3.01%) Scala Developer
9 16 (3.01%) Support Analyst
10 15 (2.82%) Project Manager
10 15 (2.82%) Senior Developer
11 14 (2.63%) Software Test Engineer
11 14 (2.63%) Support Engineer
12 13 (2.44%) ASP.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 70 (13.16%) HTML
2 64 (12.03%) CSS
3 37 (6.95%) .NET
4 36 (6.77%) HTML5
5 35 (6.58%) Web Services
6 29 (5.45%) jQuery
7 28 (5.26%) CSS3
8 27 (5.08%) ASP.NET
8 27 (5.08%) React
9 26 (4.89%) Spring
10 24 (4.51%) AngularJS
11 21 (3.95%) Kafka
12 19 (3.57%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 17 (3.20%) Node.js
14 16 (3.01%) Django
15 15 (2.82%) Redux
15 15 (2.82%) REST
16 14 (2.63%) KnockoutJS
17 12 (2.26%) JSON
18 11 (2.07%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 65 (12.22%) Analytical Skills
2 40 (7.52%) Management Information System
3 36 (6.77%) Self-Motivation
4 28 (5.26%) Virtual Team
5 24 (4.51%) Algorithms
6 23 (4.32%) User Experience
7 17 (3.20%) Data Centre
8 15 (2.82%) Mobile App
8 15 (2.82%) Robotics
9 13 (2.44%) Greenfield Project
10 11 (2.07%) e-Learning
10 11 (2.07%) Public Cloud
11 10 (1.88%) FMCG
12 9 (1.69%) Data Structures
13 8 (1.50%) Enterprise Software
13 8 (1.50%) Reference Data
13 8 (1.50%) SCORM
14 7 (1.32%) Biotechnology
14 7 (1.32%) Linux Command Line
15 6 (1.13%) Pharmacovigilance
Operating Systems
1 54 (10.15%) Linux
2 49 (9.21%) Windows
3 18 (3.38%) Unix
4 14 (2.63%) Windows Server
5 11 (2.07%) Windows 10
6 8 (1.50%) Apple iOS
7 6 (1.13%) Android
8 5 (0.94%) CentOS
8 5 (0.94%) Debian
8 5 (0.94%) Ubuntu
9 3 (0.56%) Windows 7
9 3 (0.56%) Windows Server 2008
9 3 (0.56%) Windows Server 2012
10 2 (0.38%) Windows Server 2003
11 1 (0.19%) DC/OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 170 (31.95%) Agile Software Development
2 117 (21.99%) Problem-Solving
3 106 (19.92%) Computer Science
4 101 (18.98%) Analytics
5 76 (14.29%) Mathematics
6 60 (11.28%) Scrum
7 59 (11.09%) Business Intelligence
8 56 (10.53%) Data Management
8 56 (10.53%) TDD
9 55 (10.34%) Project Management
10 54 (10.15%) Test Automation
11 50 (9.40%) Data Science
12 48 (9.02%) Software Engineering
13 44 (8.27%) Machine Learning
14 43 (8.08%) Continuous Integration
15 41 (7.71%) Microservices
16 35 (6.58%) Biology
17 33 (6.20%) Artificial Intelligence
17 33 (6.20%) ERP
18 32 (6.02%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 106 (19.92%) SQL
2 81 (15.23%) Java
3 80 (15.04%) Python
4 67 (12.59%) JavaScript
5 52 (9.77%) C#
6 42 (7.89%) Scala
7 38 (7.14%) C++
8 20 (3.76%) PHP
9 18 (3.38%) Java 8
9 18 (3.38%) PowerShell
10 17 (3.20%) C
11 15 (2.82%) R
12 14 (2.63%) T-SQL
13 13 (2.44%) VB.NET
14 11 (2.07%) Apex Code
15 10 (1.88%) Ruby
15 10 (1.88%) SOQL
15 10 (1.88%) SOSL
16 8 (1.50%) Bash Shell
16 8 (1.50%) Perl
Qualifications
1 121 (22.74%) Degree
2 34 (6.39%) PhD
3 21 (3.95%) Master's Degree
4 20 (3.76%) Computer Science Degree
5 18 (3.38%) PMI Certification
6 12 (2.26%) Cisco Certification
6 12 (2.26%) PMP
7 10 (1.88%) CCNA
7 10 (1.88%) CISSP
7 10 (1.88%) Network+ Certification
8 9 (1.69%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 7 (1.32%) Numerate Degree
10 6 (1.13%) ITIL Certification
11 5 (0.94%) GIAC
11 5 (0.94%) Microsoft Certification
11 5 (0.94%) SAP Certification
12 4 (0.75%) CISA
12 4 (0.75%) CISM
12 4 (0.75%) MBA
12 4 (0.75%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (4.70%) Data Quality
2 24 (4.51%) QA
3 13 (2.44%) GDPR
4 9 (1.69%) GxP
4 9 (1.69%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 8 (1.50%) GAMP
6 5 (0.94%) ISO 13485
7 4 (0.75%) HIPAA
7 4 (0.75%) ISO 22301
7 4 (0.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 4 (0.75%) PCI DSS
7 4 (0.75%) PMO
8 2 (0.38%) SLA
9 1 (0.19%) CDISC
9 1 (0.19%) JTAG
9 1 (0.19%) P3O
9 1 (0.19%) WAI
System Software
1 24 (4.51%) Docker
2 21 (3.95%) Active Directory
3 12 (2.26%) Lustre
4 8 (1.50%) HDFS
4 8 (1.50%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (0.56%) Virtual Machines
5 3 (0.56%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (0.38%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.19%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 15 (2.82%) Ansible
2 10 (1.88%) Puppet
3 9 (1.69%) Kubernetes
4 6 (1.13%) Opscode Chef
4 6 (1.13%) SCCM
4 6 (1.13%) WSUS
5 5 (0.94%) Terraform
6 4 (0.75%) Kibana
6 4 (0.75%) MOM
6 4 (0.75%) RSA Archer
7 3 (0.56%) Single Sign-On
8 2 (0.38%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 1 (0.19%) Apache Brooklyn
9 1 (0.19%) Marathon
9 1 (0.19%) Mesos
Vendors
1 61 (11.47%) Microsoft
2 50 (9.40%) SAP
3 30 (5.64%) Google
4 27 (5.08%) Oracle
5 20 (3.76%) Tableau
6 16 (3.01%) Salesforce.com
7 13 (2.44%) VMware
8 12 (2.26%) EMC
9 10 (1.88%) Pardot
9 10 (1.88%) Telerik
10 9 (1.69%) Ariba
10 9 (1.69%) Red Hat
11 8 (1.50%) Cloudera
11 8 (1.50%) Cognizant
11 8 (1.50%) Hortonworks
11 8 (1.50%) MapR
12 7 (1.32%) Cisco
13 6 (1.13%) MicroStrategy
14 5 (0.94%) Cognos
14 5 (0.94%) Hyperion