Period
to 16 June 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 16 June 2019 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Life Sciences
UK
6 months to
16 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 640 816 764
Rank change year-on-year +176 -52 -16
Permanent jobs citing Life Science 521 396 452
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.36% 0.23% 0.26%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.92% 0.59% 0.67%
Number of salaries quoted 344 194 267
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
10th Percentile £31,250 £35,000 £23,750
90th Percentile £80,000 £81,750 £76,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +1.19%

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 56,329 66,861 67,373
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 39.23% 38.91% 39.18%
Number of salaries quoted 42,114 51,606 53,365
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% -5.00%
10th Percentile £29,250 £28,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £87,500 £85,000 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -

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 16 June 2019.

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 16 June 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 +127 475 £50,000 - 56
UK excluding London +170 364 £45,000 - 54
London +38 116 £65,000 +8.33% 8
East of England +104 113 £50,000 +11.11% 27
North of England +69 89 £40,000 - 7
South East +38 86 £55,000 -8.33% 10
North West +58 66 £45,000 +12.50% 5
Midlands +79 47 £37,500 +27.03% 2
West Midlands +57 24 £43,750 -
South West +41 24 £41,250 - 2
East Midlands +43 23 £35,000 +18.56% 2
Yorkshire +12 12 £40,000 -38.46%
North East +22 11 £35,000 -12.50% 2
Scotland - 5 £40,000 - 2

For the 6 months to 16 June 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.

1 184 (35.32%) Agile Software Development
2 150 (28.79%) Degree
3 141 (27.06%) Manufacturing
4 123 (23.61%) SQL
5 109 (20.92%) JavaScript
6 108 (20.73%) Finance
7 105 (20.15%) Pharmaceutical
8 97 (18.62%) Computer Science
9 95 (18.23%) Software Engineering
10 92 (17.66%) Analytical Skills
11 79 (15.16%) HTML
12 78 (14.97%) Analytics
13 76 (14.59%) CSS
14 68 (13.05%) SAP
15 66 (12.67%) Linux
16 64 (12.28%) SQL Server
16 64 (12.28%) C#
16 64 (12.28%) Microsoft
16 64 (12.28%) Retail
17 61 (11.71%) Business Intelligence
18 55 (10.56%) Python
18 55 (10.56%) Amazon AWS
19 53 (10.17%) Windows
20 52 (9.98%) Problem-Solving
21 50 (9.60%) CRM
21 50 (9.60%) Oracle
21 50 (9.60%) Management Information System
21 50 (9.60%) Git (software)
22 48 (9.21%) TDD
23 46 (8.83%) Java

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 38 (7.29%) SharePoint
2 28 (5.37%) WordPress
3 22 (4.22%) Apache Spark
4 13 (2.50%) CMS
5 8 (1.54%) Confluence
6 7 (1.34%) OpenStack
7 6 (1.15%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 6 (1.15%) Elasticsearch
8 3 (0.58%) IBM Notes
9 2 (0.38%) Documentum
9 2 (0.38%) Oracle Coherence
10 1 (0.19%) Apache
10 1 (0.19%) ExpressionEngine
Applications
1 19 (3.65%) Microsoft Excel
2 16 (3.07%) Microsoft Office
3 5 (0.96%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 5 (0.96%) Sketch
4 3 (0.58%) Adobe Illustrator
4 3 (0.58%) Adobe XD
4 3 (0.58%) InVision
4 3 (0.58%) Marvel
4 3 (0.58%) Microsoft Project
5 2 (0.38%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.38%) Photoshop
5 2 (0.38%) SOLIDWORKS
6 1 (0.19%) Adobe After Effects
6 1 (0.19%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 1 (0.19%) CINEMA 4D
6 1 (0.19%) Figma
6 1 (0.19%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 33 (6.33%) Dynamics CRM
2 25 (4.80%) Magento
3 22 (4.22%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 21 (4.03%) SAP S/4HANA
5 10 (1.92%) SAP CO
5 10 (1.92%) SAP ERP
5 10 (1.92%) SAP FI
5 10 (1.92%) SAP FI/CO
6 6 (1.15%) SAP HCM
7 3 (0.58%) SAP MDG
7 3 (0.58%) SAP SD
8 2 (0.38%) SAP IBP
8 2 (0.38%) SAP MDM
9 1 (0.19%) Oracle Financials
9 1 (0.19%) Oracle General Ledger
9 1 (0.19%) Oracle Payables
9 1 (0.19%) Payment Gateway
9 1 (0.19%) SAP CAR
9 1 (0.19%) SAP Retail
9 1 (0.19%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 55 (10.56%) Amazon AWS
2 35 (6.72%) Power Platform
3 32 (6.14%) Dynamics 365
4 25 (4.80%) Microsoft Azure
4 25 (4.80%) SaaS
5 22 (4.22%) Google Cloud Platform
6 11 (2.11%) SuccessFactors
7 10 (1.92%) Amazon S3
7 10 (1.92%) Office 365
8 9 (1.73%) Boomi
9 8 (1.54%) Cloud Computing
9 8 (1.54%) iPaaS
10 7 (1.34%) GitHub
11 6 (1.15%) AWS Lambda
11 6 (1.15%) Serverless
12 4 (0.77%) Amazon SageMaker
12 4 (0.77%) AWS CloudFormation
12 4 (0.77%) Datadog
12 4 (0.77%) IaaS
12 4 (0.77%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 19 (3.65%) Internet
2 10 (1.92%) Firewall
3 7 (1.34%) HTTP
3 7 (1.34%) VoIP
4 6 (1.15%) NAS
4 6 (1.15%) OpenVPN
4 6 (1.15%) Wi-Fi
5 3 (0.58%) DHCP
5 3 (0.58%) DNS
5 3 (0.58%) Extranet
5 3 (0.58%) SSL
6 2 (0.38%) Bluetooth
6 2 (0.38%) RFID
7 1 (0.19%) Intranet
7 1 (0.19%) OSPF
7 1 (0.19%) Skype
7 1 (0.19%) SMS
7 1 (0.19%) VLAN
7 1 (0.19%) VPN
7 1 (0.19%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 64 (12.28%) SQL Server
2 37 (7.10%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 35 (6.72%) Power BI
4 34 (6.53%) SSDT
5 32 (6.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 31 (5.95%) Big Data
7 20 (3.84%) PostgreSQL
8 19 (3.65%) BusinessObjects
9 18 (3.45%) Data Warehouse
9 18 (3.45%) MySQL
10 17 (3.26%) Relational Database
11 14 (2.69%) Oracle Database
12 13 (2.50%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 12 (2.30%) Amazon Redshift
13 12 (2.30%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
13 12 (2.30%) MongoDB
14 11 (2.11%) SAP Data Services
14 11 (2.11%) SAP HANA
15 10 (1.92%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
15 10 (1.92%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 50 (9.60%) Git (software)
2 34 (6.53%) Visual Studio
3 33 (6.33%) JIRA
4 17 (3.26%) Jenkins
5 10 (1.92%) Team Foundation Server
6 8 (1.54%) Selenium
7 7 (1.34%) Cucumber
7 7 (1.34%) WebDriver
8 6 (1.15%) Gradle
9 5 (0.96%) GitLab
9 5 (0.96%) Ranorex
9 5 (0.96%) SpecFlow
9 5 (0.96%) Subversion
9 5 (0.96%) Travis CI
10 4 (0.77%) Babel
10 4 (0.77%) Bitbucket
10 4 (0.77%) gulp
10 4 (0.77%) HP UFT
11 3 (0.58%) Grunt
11 3 (0.58%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 141 (27.06%) Manufacturing
2 108 (20.73%) Finance
3 105 (20.15%) Pharmaceutical
4 64 (12.28%) Retail
5 18 (3.45%) Marketing
6 16 (3.07%) Banking
7 14 (2.69%) Multimedia
7 14 (2.69%) Telecoms
8 13 (2.50%) Automotive
9 11 (2.11%) Aerospace
9 11 (2.11%) Legal
10 8 (1.54%) Electronics
11 3 (0.58%) Front Office
12 2 (0.38%) Advertising
12 2 (0.38%) Games
12 2 (0.38%) Spanish Language
13 1 (0.19%) Billing
13 1 (0.19%) French Language
13 1 (0.19%) German Language
13 1 (0.19%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 149 (28.60%) Developer
2 68 (13.05%) Analyst
3 48 (9.21%) Software Engineer
4 37 (7.10%) Consultant
5 31 (5.95%) Business Intelligence Analyst
6 28 (5.37%) Project Manager
7 26 (4.99%) IT Manager
8 24 (4.61%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
9 23 (4.41%) PHP Developer
9 23 (4.41%) SAP Consultant
10 22 (4.22%) Senior Developer
10 22 (4.22%) Test Engineer
11 20 (3.84%) C# Software Engineer
12 17 (3.26%) Java Developer
12 17 (3.26%) Software Test Engineer
13 16 (3.07%) Lead Developer
14 15 (2.88%) Senior Manager
15 14 (2.69%) Business Intelligence Developer
15 14 (2.69%) IT Assistant
15 14 (2.69%) Senior Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 79 (15.16%) HTML
2 76 (14.59%) CSS
3 44 (8.45%) .NET
4 43 (8.25%) AngularJS
5 40 (7.68%) React
6 37 (7.10%) HTML5
7 29 (5.57%) jQuery
8 28 (5.37%) REST
9 26 (4.99%) Node.js
10 25 (4.80%) Web Services
11 22 (4.22%) Laravel
11 22 (4.22%) Symfony
12 20 (3.84%) CSS3
13 17 (3.26%) Spring
14 16 (3.07%) Twitter Bootstrap
15 15 (2.88%) Vue.js
16 13 (2.50%) WPF
16 13 (2.50%) XML
17 12 (2.30%) CodeIgniter
17 12 (2.30%) Redux
Miscellaneous
1 92 (17.66%) Analytical Skills
2 50 (9.60%) Management Information System
3 26 (4.99%) User Experience
4 19 (3.65%) Self-Motivation
5 17 (3.26%) Data Centre
6 15 (2.88%) FMCG
6 15 (2.88%) Robotics
7 14 (2.69%) Greenfield Project
8 12 (2.30%) Algorithms
8 12 (2.30%) Internet of Things
8 12 (2.30%) Virtual Team
9 9 (1.73%) Enterprise Software
9 9 (1.73%) Pharmacovigilance
10 8 (1.54%) Mobile App
11 7 (1.34%) Driving Licence
11 7 (1.34%) Embedded Systems
11 7 (1.34%) Public Cloud
12 6 (1.15%) 3D Printing
12 6 (1.15%) SCORM
13 5 (0.96%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 66 (12.67%) Linux
2 53 (10.17%) Windows
3 20 (3.84%) Ubuntu
4 15 (2.88%) Windows 7
5 11 (2.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 8 (1.54%) VMS
7 7 (1.34%) Unix
8 6 (1.15%) CentOS
8 6 (1.15%) Debian
9 4 (0.77%) Android
10 3 (0.58%) Mac OS
10 3 (0.58%) Windows Server 2012
11 2 (0.38%) Apple iOS
11 2 (0.38%) Windows 10
11 2 (0.38%) Windows Server
12 1 (0.19%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 184 (35.32%) Agile Software Development
2 97 (18.62%) Computer Science
3 95 (18.23%) Software Engineering
4 78 (14.97%) Analytics
5 61 (11.71%) Business Intelligence
6 52 (9.98%) Problem-Solving
7 50 (9.60%) CRM
8 48 (9.21%) TDD
9 46 (8.83%) Test Automation
10 45 (8.64%) ETL
10 45 (8.64%) Mathematics
10 45 (8.64%) Scrum
11 40 (7.68%) DevOps
12 39 (7.49%) Project Management
13 37 (7.10%) Business Development
13 37 (7.10%) OO
14 35 (6.72%) E-Commerce
15 34 (6.53%) Document Management
15 34 (6.53%) IT Strategy
15 34 (6.53%) Machine Learning
Programming Languages
1 123 (23.61%) SQL
2 109 (20.92%) JavaScript
3 64 (12.28%) C#
4 55 (10.56%) Python
5 46 (8.83%) Java
6 44 (8.45%) PHP
7 38 (7.29%) C++
8 34 (6.53%) PowerShell
9 24 (4.61%) C
10 18 (3.45%) Scala
11 17 (3.26%) PL/SQL
12 12 (2.30%) R
13 9 (1.73%) Java 8
13 9 (1.73%) T-SQL
14 8 (1.54%) Bash Shell
14 8 (1.54%) Shell Script
15 7 (1.34%) MATLAB
15 7 (1.34%) TypeScript
16 6 (1.15%) Ruby
17 4 (0.77%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 150 (28.79%) Degree
2 46 (8.83%) Computer Science Degree
3 14 (2.69%) Master's Degree
3 14 (2.69%) PhD
4 9 (1.73%) CISA
5 8 (1.54%) CISM
5 8 (1.54%) CISSP
6 6 (1.15%) Security Cleared
7 4 (0.77%) CCNA
7 4 (0.77%) CGEIT
7 4 (0.77%) Cisco Certification
7 4 (0.77%) CISMP
7 4 (0.77%) FFIEC
7 4 (0.77%) ISO 27001 Lead Implementer
7 4 (0.77%) ISSMP
7 4 (0.77%) MBA
7 4 (0.77%) SANS
8 3 (0.58%) HND
8 3 (0.58%) Numerate Degree
9 2 (0.38%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (5.95%) QA
2 15 (2.88%) GDPR
3 10 (1.92%) 21 CFR Part 11
3 10 (1.92%) Data Quality
3 10 (1.92%) ISO 9001
4 8 (1.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 8 (1.54%) NIST
4 8 (1.54%) PCI DSS
4 8 (1.54%) PMO
5 5 (0.96%) ISO 13485
6 4 (0.77%) GxP
6 4 (0.77%) HIPAA
6 4 (0.77%) ISO 22301
6 4 (0.77%) ITGC
6 4 (0.77%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 3 (0.58%) WAI
8 1 (0.19%) IEC 62304
System Software
1 30 (5.76%) Docker
2 14 (2.69%) Virtual Machines
2 14 (2.69%) VirtualBox
3 11 (2.11%) Active Directory
4 6 (1.15%) Samba
5 1 (0.19%) Firmware
5 1 (0.19%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.19%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 17 (3.26%) Terraform
2 14 (2.69%) Ansible
3 11 (2.11%) Puppet
4 10 (1.92%) Kubernetes
5 9 (1.73%) Opscode Chef
6 6 (1.15%) Kibana
7 5 (0.96%) Salt
8 4 (0.77%) RSA Archer
9 2 (0.38%) MIIS
9 2 (0.38%) Single Sign-On
10 1 (0.19%) FortiGate
10 1 (0.19%) MOM
10 1 (0.19%) SCCM
10 1 (0.19%) WSUS
Vendors
1 68 (13.05%) SAP
2 64 (12.28%) Microsoft
3 50 (9.60%) Oracle
4 26 (4.99%) Google
5 15 (2.88%) Tableau
5 15 (2.88%) Zend
6 14 (2.69%) Red Hat
7 10 (1.92%) Cisco
8 9 (1.73%) Apple
8 9 (1.73%) Dell
8 9 (1.73%) VMware
9 8 (1.54%) Adobe
9 8 (1.54%) Salesforce.com
10 6 (1.15%) Cognizant
10 6 (1.15%) Draytek
10 6 (1.15%) Greenplum
10 6 (1.15%) Synology
11 5 (0.96%) Ariba
12 4 (0.77%) New Relic
12 4 (0.77%) ServiceNow