Period
to 18 September 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 18 September 2019 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Life Sciences
UK
6 months to
18 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 665 762 722
Rank change year-on-year +97 -40 +39
Permanent jobs citing Life Science 457 445 549
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.32% 0.27% 0.31%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.83% 0.67% 0.77%
Number of salaries quoted 275 236 295
UK median annual salary £50,000 £57,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -13.04% +15.00% +11.11%
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,250 £31,460
90th Percentile £78,250 £90,000 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.88% -5.56% +12.50%

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 55,005 66,089 71,206
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 38.85% 39.40% 40.37%
Number of salaries quoted 41,273 50,598 52,997
UK median annual salary £52,500 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.00% -
10th Percentile £29,500 £28,750 £27,500
90th Percentile £90,000 £85,000 £82,500
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 18 September 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 18 September 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 +78 419 £50,000 -13.04% 125
UK excluding London +77 304 £45,000 +5.88% 119
London +49 124 £62,500 -3.85% 16
East of England +75 91 £50,000 +11.11% 40
South East -2 90 £56,250 +12.50% 23
North of England +52 63 £40,000 - 28
North West +36 43 £43,750 +9.38% 15
Midlands +75 41 £40,000 +35.49% 10
East Midlands +40 24 £39,250 +32.95% 4
West Midlands +39 17 £41,250 - 6
Yorkshire +6 13 £40,000 +12.68% 10
South West +22 10 £37,500 - 8
Scotland +15 8 £41,250 -2.94% 10
North East +27 7 £32,500 -13.33% 3
Wales - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 18 September 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.

1 188 (41.14%) Agile Software Development
2 136 (29.76%) Manufacturing
3 124 (27.13%) Finance
4 120 (26.26%) Degree
5 102 (22.32%) Pharmaceutical
6 90 (19.69%) Software Engineering
7 85 (18.60%) JavaScript
8 82 (17.94%) SQL
9 81 (17.72%) Analytics
10 73 (15.97%) Microsoft
11 71 (15.54%) Computer Science
12 70 (15.32%) Problem-Solving
13 66 (14.44%) DevOps
14 61 (13.35%) Analytical Skills
14 61 (13.35%) HTML
14 61 (13.35%) CSS
15 60 (13.13%) Python
16 56 (12.25%) Business Intelligence
17 53 (11.60%) Big Data
18 52 (11.38%) C#
18 52 (11.38%) SQL Server
19 51 (11.16%) Windows
20 48 (10.50%) Git (software)
21 47 (10.28%) Test Automation
21 47 (10.28%) Mathematics
21 47 (10.28%) OO
21 47 (10.28%) CRM
21 47 (10.28%) Java
21 47 (10.28%) Management Information System
22 44 (9.63%) C++

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 35 (7.66%) SharePoint
2 24 (5.25%) WordPress
3 13 (2.84%) Apache Spark
4 11 (2.41%) Confluence
5 5 (1.09%) CMS
6 4 (0.88%) Elasticsearch
6 4 (0.88%) IBM Notes
6 4 (0.88%) OpenStack
7 2 (0.44%) Anypoint
7 2 (0.44%) Mule
7 2 (0.44%) Mule ESB
7 2 (0.44%) Oracle Coherence
7 2 (0.44%) SAS
8 1 (0.22%) MS Exchange
8 1 (0.22%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 22 (4.81%) Microsoft Excel
2 15 (3.28%) Microsoft Office
3 8 (1.75%) Sketch
4 6 (1.31%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 5 (1.09%) Microsoft Project
6 4 (0.88%) Figma
6 4 (0.88%) OmniGraffle
7 3 (0.66%) Adobe XD
7 3 (0.66%) InVision
7 3 (0.66%) Marvel
8 2 (0.44%) Adobe Illustrator
9 1 (0.22%) Adobe After Effects
9 1 (0.22%) CINEMA 4D
9 1 (0.22%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 30 (6.56%) Dynamics CRM
2 23 (5.03%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 14 (3.06%) Magento
4 12 (2.63%) SAP ERP
5 9 (1.97%) Dynamics NAV
5 9 (1.97%) JDE OneWorld
5 9 (1.97%) SAP Hybris
5 9 (1.97%) SAP S/4HANA
6 3 (0.66%) SAP SD
7 2 (0.44%) SAP IBP
8 1 (0.22%) Payment Gateway
8 1 (0.22%) SAP CAR
8 1 (0.22%) SAP Retail
Cloud Services
1 42 (9.19%) Power Platform
2 30 (6.56%) AWS
2 30 (6.56%) Azure
3 29 (6.35%) Dynamics 365
3 29 (6.35%) SaaS
4 23 (5.03%) GCP
5 18 (3.94%) Boomi
6 9 (1.97%) Office 365
7 8 (1.75%) GitHub
7 8 (1.75%) iPaaS
8 7 (1.53%) Cloud Computing
9 5 (1.09%) Serverless
10 4 (0.88%) Amazon S3
10 4 (0.88%) SuccessFactors
11 3 (0.66%) Adobe Creative Cloud
11 3 (0.66%) BrowserStack
11 3 (0.66%) G Suite
11 3 (0.66%) IaaS
11 3 (0.66%) npm
11 3 (0.66%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 20 (4.38%) Internet
2 12 (2.63%) Firewall
3 8 (1.75%) VoIP
4 7 (1.53%) NAS
5 6 (1.31%) OpenVPN
5 6 (1.31%) Wi-Fi
6 3 (0.66%) DHCP
6 3 (0.66%) DNS
6 3 (0.66%) Extranet
6 3 (0.66%) RS-232
6 3 (0.66%) RS-485
7 2 (0.44%) SSL
7 2 (0.44%) TCP/IP
8 1 (0.22%) OSPF
8 1 (0.22%) SAN
8 1 (0.22%) Skype
8 1 (0.22%) SMS
8 1 (0.22%) VLAN
8 1 (0.22%) VPN
8 1 (0.22%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 53 (11.60%) Big Data
2 52 (11.38%) SQL Server
3 42 (9.19%) Power BI
4 34 (7.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 32 (7.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 29 (6.35%) SSDT
7 26 (5.69%) MySQL
8 19 (4.16%) Data Warehouse
9 17 (3.72%) QlikView
10 16 (3.50%) Relational Database
11 12 (2.63%) PostgreSQL
12 9 (1.97%) SAP HANA
13 8 (1.75%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
13 8 (1.75%) ObjectStore
13 8 (1.75%) Oracle Database
14 7 (1.53%) BusinessObjects
14 7 (1.53%) NoSQL
15 6 (1.31%) Oracle Reports
16 5 (1.09%) MongoDB
17 4 (0.88%) Amazon Redshift
Development Applications
1 48 (10.50%) Git (software)
2 32 (7.00%) Visual Studio
3 29 (6.35%) JIRA
4 19 (4.16%) Selenium
5 12 (2.63%) Cucumber
6 10 (2.19%) Jenkins
7 9 (1.97%) WebDriver
8 8 (1.75%) HP UFT
8 8 (1.75%) Team Foundation Server
9 7 (1.53%) Ranorex
9 7 (1.53%) SpecFlow
10 5 (1.09%) GitLab
10 5 (1.09%) Mercurial
10 5 (1.09%) Travis CI
11 4 (0.88%) Axure RP
11 4 (0.88%) Babel
11 4 (0.88%) Bitbucket
11 4 (0.88%) Subversion
11 4 (0.88%) TeamCity
11 4 (0.88%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 136 (29.76%) Manufacturing
2 124 (27.13%) Finance
3 102 (22.32%) Pharmaceutical
4 38 (8.32%) Retail
5 16 (3.50%) Banking
6 14 (3.06%) Marketing
7 12 (2.63%) French Language
8 11 (2.41%) Games
9 7 (1.53%) Aerospace
9 7 (1.53%) Automotive
9 7 (1.53%) Legal
10 6 (1.31%) Electronics
10 6 (1.31%) Public Sector
11 5 (1.09%) Multimedia
12 4 (0.88%) Telecoms
13 3 (0.66%) Front Office
14 2 (0.44%) Law
14 2 (0.44%) Spanish Language
15 1 (0.22%) German Language
15 1 (0.22%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 104 (22.76%) Developer
2 68 (14.88%) Analyst
3 37 (8.10%) Software Engineer
4 29 (6.35%) Business Intelligence Analyst
5 23 (5.03%) Project Manager
6 18 (3.94%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
6 18 (3.94%) IT Manager
7 17 (3.72%) Architect
7 17 (3.72%) Consultant
7 17 (3.72%) Senior Developer
7 17 (3.72%) Senior Manager
7 17 (3.72%) Test Engineer
8 16 (3.50%) Account Director
9 14 (3.06%) Full Stack Developer
9 14 (3.06%) PHP Developer
9 14 (3.06%) Software Test Engineer
10 13 (2.84%) C# Developer
10 13 (2.84%) Data Scientist
11 12 (2.63%) C# Software Engineer
11 12 (2.63%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 61 (13.35%) CSS
1 61 (13.35%) HTML
2 40 (8.75%) AngularJS
3 33 (7.22%) HTML5
4 31 (6.78%) React
5 30 (6.56%) .NET
6 24 (5.25%) REST
7 23 (5.03%) jQuery
7 23 (5.03%) Node.js
7 23 (5.03%) Web Services
8 17 (3.72%) CSS3
9 14 (3.06%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 13 (2.84%) XML
11 12 (2.63%) EDI
11 12 (2.63%) Laravel
11 12 (2.63%) RESTful
12 10 (2.19%) Symfony
13 9 (1.97%) Entity Framework
13 9 (1.97%) Redux
13 9 (1.97%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 61 (13.35%) Analytical Skills
2 47 (10.28%) Management Information System
3 26 (5.69%) User Experience
4 21 (4.60%) Self-Motivation
5 17 (3.72%) Data Centre
5 17 (3.72%) Enterprise Software
6 14 (3.06%) Mobile App
7 13 (2.84%) Greenfield Project
7 13 (2.84%) Internet of Things
8 11 (2.41%) Algorithms
9 10 (2.19%) Linux Command Line
10 8 (1.75%) Data Structures
10 8 (1.75%) Robotics
11 7 (1.53%) Embedded Systems
11 7 (1.53%) Virtual Team
12 4 (0.88%) 3D Printing
12 4 (0.88%) CUDA
12 4 (0.88%) Graphic Design
12 4 (0.88%) Public Cloud
12 4 (0.88%) Web 2.0
Operating Systems
1 51 (11.16%) Windows
2 43 (9.41%) Linux
3 11 (2.41%) Ubuntu
3 11 (2.41%) Unix
4 7 (1.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 6 (1.31%) CentOS
5 6 (1.31%) Debian
6 5 (1.09%) Windows 7
7 4 (0.88%) Embedded Linux
8 3 (0.66%) Android
8 3 (0.66%) Apple iOS
8 3 (0.66%) Mac OS
8 3 (0.66%) Windows Server 2012
9 2 (0.44%) Windows Server
10 1 (0.22%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 188 (41.14%) Agile Software Development
2 90 (19.69%) Software Engineering
3 81 (17.72%) Analytics
4 71 (15.54%) Computer Science
5 70 (15.32%) Problem-Solving
6 66 (14.44%) DevOps
7 56 (12.25%) Business Intelligence
8 47 (10.28%) CRM
8 47 (10.28%) Mathematics
8 47 (10.28%) OO
8 47 (10.28%) Test Automation
9 38 (8.32%) Presales
10 37 (8.10%) Creative Thinking
10 37 (8.10%) TDD
11 32 (7.00%) ETL
11 32 (7.00%) Performance Metrics
12 31 (6.78%) IT Strategy
12 31 (6.78%) Project Management
13 30 (6.56%) Data Science
14 29 (6.35%) Document Management
Programming Languages
1 85 (18.60%) JavaScript
2 82 (17.94%) SQL
3 60 (13.13%) Python
4 52 (11.38%) C#
5 47 (10.28%) Java
6 44 (9.63%) C++
7 37 (8.10%) PHP
8 30 (6.56%) PowerShell
9 23 (5.03%) C
10 17 (3.72%) R
11 13 (2.84%) Scala
12 12 (2.63%) TypeScript
13 10 (2.19%) Bash Shell
13 10 (2.19%) PL/SQL
14 6 (1.31%) ES6
15 5 (1.09%) Fortran
15 5 (1.09%) Perl
16 4 (0.88%) PHP 5
16 4 (0.88%) VBA
17 3 (0.66%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 120 (26.26%) Degree
2 34 (7.44%) Computer Science Degree
3 19 (4.16%) PhD
4 5 (1.09%) Master's Degree
5 4 (0.88%) CCNA
5 4 (0.88%) Cisco Certification
5 4 (0.88%) ISEB
5 4 (0.88%) ISTQB
6 3 (0.66%) Numerate Degree
6 3 (0.66%) PMI Certification
7 2 (0.44%) CISM
7 2 (0.44%) CISSP
7 2 (0.44%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (0.44%) PMP
7 2 (0.44%) Security Cleared
8 1 (0.22%) CISA
8 1 (0.22%) CISMP
8 1 (0.22%) ISSMP
8 1 (0.22%) MBA
8 1 (0.22%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 39 (8.53%) QA
2 10 (2.19%) Data Quality
2 10 (2.19%) PMO
3 9 (1.97%) 21 CFR Part 11
4 6 (1.31%) GDPR
5 4 (0.88%) WAI
6 3 (0.66%) HL7
6 3 (0.66%) ISO 13485
7 2 (0.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 2 (0.44%) PCI DSS
8 1 (0.22%) IEC 62304
8 1 (0.22%) NIST
8 1 (0.22%) SLA
System Software
1 18 (3.94%) Docker
2 13 (2.84%) Active Directory
3 6 (1.31%) Samba
4 5 (1.09%) Virtual Machines
4 5 (1.09%) VirtualBox
5 4 (0.88%) VMware Infrastructure
6 2 (0.44%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.22%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 9 (1.97%) Ansible
1 9 (1.97%) Terraform
2 6 (1.31%) Kubernetes
3 5 (1.09%) Opscode Chef
3 5 (1.09%) Puppet
3 5 (1.09%) Salt
4 4 (0.88%) Kibana
5 2 (0.44%) CloudHub
5 2 (0.44%) MIIS
6 1 (0.22%) FortiGate
6 1 (0.22%) Microsoft Intune
6 1 (0.22%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 73 (15.97%) Microsoft
2 41 (8.97%) Oracle
3 39 (8.53%) SAP
4 26 (5.69%) Google
5 24 (5.25%) Salesforce.com
6 18 (3.94%) Dell
7 13 (2.84%) Cisco
8 11 (2.41%) Cypress Semiconductor
9 9 (1.97%) Apple
9 9 (1.97%) hybris
9 9 (1.97%) JD Edwards
9 9 (1.97%) RedPrairie
9 9 (1.97%) VMware
10 8 (1.75%) Red Hat
11 6 (1.31%) Adobe
11 6 (1.31%) Cognizant
11 6 (1.31%) Draytek
11 6 (1.31%) Synology
11 6 (1.31%) Zend
12 5 (1.09%) Ariba