Period
to 19 January 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 19 January 2018 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Life Sciences
UK
6 months to
19 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 672 865 681
Rank change year-on-year +193 -184 +81
Permanent jobs citing Life Science 559 331 697
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.32% 0.19% 0.33%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.76% 0.46% 0.79%
Number of salaries quoted 275 239 350
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% -1.04%
10th Percentile £30,500 £24,345 £30,000
90th Percentile £71,250 £70,000 £81,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £41,250
% change year-on-year - +9.09% -8.33%

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 73,239 72,127 88,159
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 42.08% 40.78% 42.21%
Number of salaries quoted 56,716 59,180 71,039
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 £27,500
90th Percentile £82,500 £81,250 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,505 £42,500 £42,000
% change year-on-year +0.01% +1.19% +5.00%

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 19 January 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 19 January 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 +195 523 £50,000 - 114
UK excluding London +121 291 £45,000 - 69
London +102 227 £50,000 -10.70% 48
East of England +64 99 £45,000 -10.00% 26
North of England +69 80 £35,875 -18.47% 16
North West +58 72 £35,875 -24.47% 14
South East +3 58 £53,750 +7.50% 16
South West +37 38 £29,250 -10.00%
Midlands 0 14 £35,000 -12.50% 8
West Midlands +12 9 £35,000 - 2
East Midlands +15 5 - - 6
North East -14 5 £30,000 - 2
Yorkshire +29 3 - -
Scotland - 2 £37,500 - 2

For the 6 months to 19 January 2018, 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.

1 175 (31.31%) Degree
2 156 (27.91%) Agile Software Development
3 146 (26.12%) Manufacturing
4 121 (21.65%) SQL
5 109 (19.50%) Windows
6 106 (18.96%) Analytical Skills
7 105 (18.78%) JavaScript
8 101 (18.07%) Pharmaceutical
9 100 (17.89%) Python
9 100 (17.89%) Microsoft
10 99 (17.71%) Linux
10 99 (17.71%) Stakeholder Management
11 87 (15.56%) Java
12 85 (15.21%) SAP
13 83 (14.85%) Retail
14 81 (14.49%) Software Engineering
15 80 (14.31%) Project Management
16 75 (13.42%) Business Development
17 74 (13.24%) Computer Science
18 70 (12.52%) SQL Server
19 69 (12.34%) Oracle
19 69 (12.34%) Finance
20 64 (11.45%) Mathematics
21 62 (11.09%) HTML
21 62 (11.09%) DevOps
22 59 (10.55%) Analytics
22 59 (10.55%) Amazon AWS
23 58 (10.38%) C++
24 56 (10.02%) Data Management
25 54 (9.66%) Relational Database

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 21 (3.76%) OpenStack
2 19 (3.40%) Elasticsearch
3 17 (3.04%) Apache
4 16 (2.86%) SharePoint
5 15 (2.68%) Apache Spark
6 13 (2.33%) CMS
7 9 (1.61%) IIS
8 8 (1.43%) MS Exchange
9 7 (1.25%) Skype for Business
10 4 (0.72%) Confluence
11 3 (0.54%) Apache Solr
11 3 (0.54%) WordPress
12 2 (0.36%) Tomcat
13 1 (0.18%) Adobe Experience Manager
13 1 (0.18%) Anypoint
13 1 (0.18%) Marvel
Applications
1 25 (4.47%) Microsoft Office
2 16 (2.86%) Microsoft Excel
3 10 (1.79%) MS Visio
4 9 (1.61%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 6 (1.07%) FrameMaker
6 5 (0.89%) Microsoft Project
7 3 (0.54%) Photoshop
8 2 (0.36%) Doxygen
9 1 (0.18%) Adobe After Effects
9 1 (0.18%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 1 (0.18%) InVision
9 1 (0.18%) SOLIDWORKS
9 1 (0.18%) UXPin
Business Applications
1 25 (4.47%) SAP SD
2 20 (3.58%) SAP QM
3 12 (2.15%) SAP APO
4 8 (1.43%) SAP LE
4 8 (1.43%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 8 (1.43%) SAP S/4HANA
5 7 (1.25%) Dynamics CRM
6 6 (1.07%) Oracle EBS
7 5 (0.89%) SAP EWM
8 4 (0.72%) NetSuite
9 3 (0.54%) Oracle EBS R12
9 3 (0.54%) Oracle ERP
9 3 (0.54%) Oracle Manufacturing
9 3 (0.54%) SAP BPC
9 3 (0.54%) SAP ERP
9 3 (0.54%) SAP GRC
10 2 (0.36%) Salesforce.com CRM
11 1 (0.18%) Oracle BPM
11 1 (0.18%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
11 1 (0.18%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 59 (10.55%) Amazon AWS
2 26 (4.65%) Microsoft Azure
3 21 (3.76%) Office 365
4 19 (3.40%) GitHub
5 16 (2.86%) SaaS
6 15 (2.68%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 15 (2.68%) AWS CloudFormation
7 11 (1.97%) Cloud Computing
8 8 (1.43%) Google Analytics
9 7 (1.25%) Dynamics 365
10 6 (1.07%) Force.com
11 5 (0.89%) Adobe Creative Cloud
11 5 (0.89%) Salesforce Service Cloud
12 3 (0.54%) Google Cloud Platform
12 3 (0.54%) MailChimp
13 2 (0.36%) Amazon EC2
13 2 (0.36%) PaaS
13 2 (0.36%) Veeva
14 1 (0.18%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 26 (4.65%) TCP/IP
2 21 (3.76%) Wireless
3 18 (3.22%) Firewall
4 17 (3.04%) DHCP
4 17 (3.04%) DNS
5 15 (2.68%) WAN
6 10 (1.79%) IPsec
6 10 (1.79%) LAN
6 10 (1.79%) MPLS
6 10 (1.79%) OSPF
6 10 (1.79%) Skype
6 10 (1.79%) VoIP
6 10 (1.79%) VPN
7 9 (1.61%) HTTP
7 9 (1.61%) Internet
7 9 (1.61%) Network Security
7 9 (1.61%) Wi-Fi
8 7 (1.25%) Cisco IOS
9 6 (1.07%) Ethernet
10 5 (0.89%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 70 (12.52%) SQL Server
2 54 (9.66%) Relational Database
3 48 (8.59%) SAP HANA
4 42 (7.51%) Big Data
5 26 (4.65%) Hadoop
6 21 (3.76%) RDBMS
7 16 (2.86%) Power BI
8 15 (2.68%) MySQL
9 14 (2.50%) Data Mining
10 13 (2.33%) Data Warehouse
10 13 (2.33%) Text Mining
11 12 (2.15%) OLTP
12 11 (1.97%) NoSQL
13 10 (1.79%) MongoDB
14 8 (1.43%) PostgreSQL
15 7 (1.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 6 (1.07%) Oracle Database
17 4 (0.72%) Amazon Redshift
17 4 (0.72%) Electronic Patient Records
17 4 (0.72%) Redis
Development Applications
1 33 (5.90%) Git (software)
1 33 (5.90%) JIRA
2 29 (5.19%) Jenkins
3 18 (3.22%) Bitbucket
3 18 (3.22%) Team Foundation Server
4 15 (2.68%) Grunt
5 12 (2.15%) Maven
6 11 (1.97%) Oracle Forms
6 11 (1.97%) Selenium
7 9 (1.61%) JUnit
8 7 (1.25%) SonarQube
9 6 (1.07%) Hudson
9 6 (1.07%) Travis CI
10 5 (0.89%) Axure RP
10 5 (0.89%) Balsamiq Mockups
10 5 (0.89%) Gradle
11 4 (0.72%) Ant
11 4 (0.72%) Apache Ivy
11 4 (0.72%) gulp
11 4 (0.72%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 146 (26.12%) Manufacturing
2 101 (18.07%) Pharmaceutical
3 83 (14.85%) Retail
4 69 (12.34%) Finance
5 32 (5.72%) Marketing
6 24 (4.29%) Telecoms
7 20 (3.58%) Automotive
8 13 (2.33%) Billing
8 13 (2.33%) Law
9 10 (1.79%) Electronics
10 8 (1.43%) Advertising
11 7 (1.25%) Banking
12 3 (0.54%) Legal
13 1 (0.18%) Back Office
13 1 (0.18%) Investment Banking
13 1 (0.18%) Local Government
13 1 (0.18%) Polish Language
13 1 (0.18%) Russian Language
13 1 (0.18%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 104 (18.60%) Developer
2 103 (18.43%) Consultant
3 52 (9.30%) SAP Consultant
4 42 (7.51%) Software Engineer
5 37 (6.62%) Java Developer
6 31 (5.55%) Analyst
7 29 (5.19%) Project Manager
8 25 (4.47%) Embedded Engineer
9 24 (4.29%) Embedded Software Engineer
9 24 (4.29%) Principal Consultant
9 24 (4.29%) Principal SAP Consultant
10 23 (4.11%) C++ Software Engineer
11 22 (3.94%) Embedded C Engineer
11 22 (3.94%) Embedded C/C++ Engineer
11 22 (3.94%) Embedded C++ Engineer
12 21 (3.76%) Architect
12 21 (3.76%) C Software Engineer
12 21 (3.76%) Embedded C Software Engineer
12 21 (3.76%) Embedded C/C++ Software Engineer
12 21 (3.76%) Embedded C++ Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 62 (11.09%) HTML
2 42 (7.51%) .NET
3 35 (6.26%) ASP.NET
4 32 (5.72%) CSS
5 30 (5.37%) Web Services
6 25 (4.47%) RESTful
7 20 (3.58%) Hibernate
7 20 (3.58%) HTML5
8 18 (3.22%) jQuery
9 17 (3.04%) XML
10 16 (2.86%) COM
11 15 (2.68%) ASP.NET MVC
12 14 (2.50%) REST
12 14 (2.50%) Spring
13 11 (1.97%) WinForms
14 10 (1.79%) ASP.NET Web Forms
15 8 (1.43%) AngularJS
15 8 (1.43%) CSS3
15 8 (1.43%) Dapper ORM
15 8 (1.43%) SAP Fiori
Miscellaneous
1 106 (18.96%) Analytical Skills
2 74 (13.24%) Computer Science
3 48 (8.59%) Virtual Team
4 37 (6.62%) Management Information System
5 28 (5.01%) User Experience
6 24 (4.29%) Data Centre
7 22 (3.94%) Embedded Systems
8 16 (2.86%) Algorithms
8 16 (2.86%) Greenfield Project
8 16 (2.86%) PMI
9 13 (2.33%) FMCG
10 12 (2.15%) Enterprise Software
11 11 (1.97%) PDA
11 11 (1.97%) Social Media
12 9 (1.61%) Linux Command Line
13 8 (1.43%) NHS
14 6 (1.07%) Fat Client
14 6 (1.07%) Thin Client
15 5 (0.89%) Blog
15 5 (0.89%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 109 (19.50%) Windows
2 99 (17.71%) Linux
3 20 (3.58%) Unix
4 14 (2.50%) Windows Server
5 9 (1.61%) Windows 10
5 9 (1.61%) Windows Server 2012
6 8 (1.43%) Android
6 8 (1.43%) Windows Server 2008
7 6 (1.07%) Windows 7
8 5 (0.89%) Windows Server 2003
9 4 (0.72%) Solaris
9 4 (0.72%) Windows 8
10 3 (0.54%) Apple iOS
10 3 (0.54%) CentOS
10 3 (0.54%) Ubuntu
10 3 (0.54%) Windows XP
11 2 (0.36%) Windows Embedded Compact
Processes & Methodologies
1 156 (27.91%) Agile Software Development
2 99 (17.71%) Stakeholder Management
3 81 (14.49%) Software Engineering
4 80 (14.31%) Project Management
5 75 (13.42%) Business Development
6 64 (11.45%) Mathematics
7 62 (11.09%) DevOps
8 59 (10.55%) Analytics
9 56 (10.02%) Data Management
10 48 (8.59%) Scrum
11 43 (7.69%) ETL
12 40 (7.16%) Physics
13 38 (6.80%) Continuous Integration
14 37 (6.62%) ITIL
15 36 (6.44%) Data Modelling
15 36 (6.44%) Service Delivery
15 36 (6.44%) Web Development
16 35 (6.26%) Test Automation
17 34 (6.08%) Requirements Management
17 34 (6.08%) Statistics
Programming Languages
1 121 (21.65%) SQL
2 105 (18.78%) JavaScript
3 100 (17.89%) Python
4 87 (15.56%) Java
5 58 (10.38%) C++
6 43 (7.69%) C
7 41 (7.33%) C#
8 25 (4.47%) Embedded C
8 25 (4.47%) Perl
9 21 (3.76%) Embedded C++
10 16 (2.86%) Scala
11 13 (2.33%) Fortran
11 13 (2.33%) PHP
11 13 (2.33%) Ruby
11 13 (2.33%) VB
12 11 (1.97%) T-SQL
12 11 (1.97%) VB6
13 9 (1.61%) PL/SQL
13 9 (1.61%) PowerShell
14 6 (1.07%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 175 (31.31%) Degree
2 21 (3.76%) Microsoft Certification
3 18 (3.22%) PMI Certification
4 14 (2.50%) Cisco Certification
4 14 (2.50%) Computer Science Degree
4 14 (2.50%) PhD
5 10 (1.79%) CCNP
6 8 (1.43%) CCNA
6 8 (1.43%) Master's Degree
7 6 (1.07%) MCSA
8 5 (0.89%) MCP
8 5 (0.89%) Security Cleared
9 4 (0.72%) CISM
9 4 (0.72%) CISSP
9 4 (0.72%) MCSD
9 4 (0.72%) Microsoft Certified Architect
10 3 (0.54%) CITP
10 3 (0.54%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 3 (0.54%) SC Cleared
11 2 (0.36%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 51 (9.12%) GxP
2 47 (8.41%) QA
3 11 (1.97%) Data Quality
4 5 (0.89%) GMP
4 5 (0.89%) ISO 13485
4 5 (0.89%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 4 (0.72%) 21 CFR Part 11
5 4 (0.72%) COBIT
5 4 (0.72%) IEC 62304
5 4 (0.72%) PCI DSS
5 4 (0.72%) SLA
6 3 (0.54%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 3 (0.54%) NIST 800
7 2 (0.36%) GAMP
7 2 (0.36%) ISO 9001
7 2 (0.36%) MISRA
7 2 (0.36%) MISRA C
7 2 (0.36%) PMO
7 2 (0.36%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 1 (0.18%) HIPAA
System Software
1 24 (4.29%) Active Directory
2 18 (3.22%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (2.68%) Docker
4 14 (2.50%) Hyper-V
5 13 (2.33%) KVM
6 9 (1.61%) Samba
7 8 (1.43%) oVirt
7 8 (1.43%) RHEV
8 4 (0.72%) Virtual Machines
8 4 (0.72%) vSphere
9 2 (0.36%) Firmware
10 1 (0.18%) Oracle RAC
10 1 (0.18%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 24 (4.29%) Puppet
2 16 (2.86%) Opscode Chef
3 15 (2.68%) ZABBIX
4 10 (1.79%) Ansible
5 8 (1.43%) Ambari
6 7 (1.25%) WSUS
7 6 (1.07%) SCOM
7 6 (1.07%) Simian Army
7 6 (1.07%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 3 (0.54%) Kibana
8 3 (0.54%) Terraform
9 2 (0.36%) Failover Clustering
9 2 (0.36%) Mesos
10 1 (0.18%) AirWatch
10 1 (0.18%) Cisco CUCM
10 1 (0.18%) Kubernetes
10 1 (0.18%) Microsoft Clustering
10 1 (0.18%) Packer
Vendors
1 100 (17.89%) Microsoft
2 85 (15.21%) SAP
3 69 (12.34%) Oracle
4 31 (5.55%) VMware
5 25 (4.47%) Talend
6 22 (3.94%) Cisco
7 21 (3.76%) Informatica
8 20 (3.58%) MicroStrategy
9 17 (3.04%) Tableau
10 16 (2.86%) Ab Initio
10 16 (2.86%) Alteryx
10 16 (2.86%) Google
11 15 (2.68%) Salesforce.com
12 12 (2.15%) Ariba
13 10 (1.79%) Adobe
14 9 (1.61%) Citrix
15 8 (1.43%) Hortonworks
15 8 (1.43%) MuleSoft
16 6 (1.07%) Dell
16 6 (1.07%) EqualLogic