Period
to 25 April 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 25 April 2018 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Life Sciences
UK
6 months to
25 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 763 796 726
Rank change year-on-year +33 -70 +16
Permanent jobs citing Life Science 443 397 620
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.25% 0.23% 0.30%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.59% 0.55% 0.69%
Number of salaries quoted 208 248 280
UK median annual salary £47,500 £50,000 £52,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.00% -3.85% +4.00%
10th Percentile £32,000 £24,345 £31,125
90th Percentile £77,500 £73,750 £83,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +12.50% -15.79%

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 75,554 72,271 90,043
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 42.71% 42.47% 43.98%
Number of salaries quoted 59,574 58,763 72,715
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £48,750
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% -2.56% +8.33%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £82,500 £80,000 £78,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £41,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +8.43% -2.35% +6.25%

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 25 April 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 25 April 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 +46 440 £47,500 -5.00% 139
UK excluding London -29 238 £45,000 - 105
London +65 196 £55,000 -4.35% 38
East of England +22 111 £45,000 -10.00% 33
South East -48 61 £60,000 +33.33% 32
North of England -16 41 £30,000 -31.82% 26
North West -28 32 £30,000 -31.82% 11
South West +4 21 £25,000 -44.44% 2
North East -13 5 £42,500 +112.50% 8
Yorkshire +12 4 - - 7
Midlands -36 3 £42,500 +20.57% 8
West Midlands -18 2 £42,500 +50.44% 5
Wales +1 1 £42,500 -19.05% 2
East Midlands -16 1 - - 3

For the 6 months to 25 April 2018, 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.

1 148 (33.41%) Degree
2 131 (29.57%) Agile Software Development
3 126 (28.44%) Manufacturing
4 104 (23.48%) Python
5 97 (21.90%) JavaScript
6 96 (21.67%) Linux
7 90 (20.32%) Computer Science
8 88 (19.86%) SQL
9 77 (17.38%) Finance
9 77 (17.38%) Analytics
10 76 (17.16%) Project Management
10 76 (17.16%) Software Engineering
11 70 (15.80%) Windows
12 69 (15.58%) Pharmaceutical
12 69 (15.58%) Mathematics
13 68 (15.35%) Java
13 68 (15.35%) Analytical Skills
14 64 (14.45%) Business Development
15 62 (14.00%) Stakeholder Management
15 62 (14.00%) Data Science
16 61 (13.77%) Retail
17 57 (12.87%) HTML
17 57 (12.87%) C++
17 57 (12.87%) DevOps
18 55 (12.42%) Marketing
18 55 (12.42%) Amazon AWS
19 54 (12.19%) Microsoft
20 53 (11.96%) Oracle
21 51 (11.51%) Business Intelligence
22 50 (11.29%) Scrum

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 19 (4.29%) Apache Spark
2 18 (4.06%) Elasticsearch
3 17 (3.84%) Confluence
4 16 (3.61%) OpenStack
5 14 (3.16%) CMS
6 7 (1.58%) IIS
6 7 (1.58%) SharePoint
6 7 (1.58%) WordPress
7 6 (1.35%) Drupal
7 6 (1.35%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 4 (0.90%) Tomcat
9 3 (0.68%) Apache
9 3 (0.68%) Apache Solr
9 3 (0.68%) JBoss
10 2 (0.45%) SAS
11 1 (0.23%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 1 (0.23%) Anypoint
11 1 (0.23%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 20 (4.51%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (1.58%) Microsoft Excel
3 6 (1.35%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 4 (0.90%) Microsoft Project
5 3 (0.68%) SOLIDWORKS
6 2 (0.45%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 2 (0.45%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.23%) Doxygen
7 1 (0.23%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 16 (3.61%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 13 (2.93%) SAP SD
3 8 (1.81%) SAP EWM
4 6 (1.35%) Dynamics CRM
5 5 (1.13%) SAP APO
5 5 (1.13%) SAP QM
6 4 (0.90%) NetSuite
6 4 (0.90%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 4 (0.90%) SAP BPC
6 4 (0.90%) SAP GRC
7 2 (0.45%) Oracle Financials
7 2 (0.45%) SAP ERP
8 1 (0.23%) Dynamics AX
8 1 (0.23%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
8 1 (0.23%) SAP Hybris
8 1 (0.23%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 55 (12.42%) Amazon AWS
2 18 (4.06%) Microsoft Azure
3 11 (2.48%) GitHub
3 11 (2.48%) SaaS
4 10 (2.26%) AWS CloudFormation
4 10 (2.26%) Office 365
5 7 (1.58%) Force.com
6 6 (1.35%) Google Cloud Platform
7 5 (1.13%) Adobe Creative Cloud
7 5 (1.13%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 5 (1.13%) Google Analytics
7 5 (1.13%) PaaS
7 5 (1.13%) Salesforce Service Cloud
8 4 (0.90%) Cloud Computing
8 4 (0.90%) Veeva
9 2 (0.45%) Amazon EMR
9 2 (0.45%) Dynamics 365
9 2 (0.45%) MailChimp
10 1 (0.23%) npm
10 1 (0.23%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 12 (2.71%) HTTP
2 9 (2.03%) DHCP
2 9 (2.03%) DNS
3 7 (1.58%) Wireless
4 6 (1.35%) Internet
5 5 (1.13%) Firewall
6 4 (0.90%) TCP/IP
7 3 (0.68%) Bluetooth
7 3 (0.68%) RFID
8 2 (0.45%) Extranet
8 2 (0.45%) Intranet
8 2 (0.45%) LAN
8 2 (0.45%) VoIP
8 2 (0.45%) Wi-Fi
9 1 (0.23%) Cisco Nexus
9 1 (0.23%) Modbus
9 1 (0.23%) Network Security
9 1 (0.23%) RS-232
9 1 (0.23%) RS-485
9 1 (0.23%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 47 (10.61%) Big Data
2 42 (9.48%) SQL Server
3 30 (6.77%) Relational Database
4 24 (5.42%) Data Warehouse
4 24 (5.42%) SAP HANA
5 22 (4.97%) Hadoop
6 21 (4.74%) Power BI
7 17 (3.84%) NoSQL
8 16 (3.61%) Oracle Database
9 14 (3.16%) MySQL
10 13 (2.93%) MongoDB
10 13 (2.93%) RDBMS
11 11 (2.48%) Oracle Database 10g
12 8 (1.81%) Data Mart
12 8 (1.81%) Data Mining
12 8 (1.81%) OLAP
12 8 (1.81%) OLTP
13 6 (1.35%) Apache Cassandra
13 6 (1.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 5 (1.13%) Apache Hive
Development Applications
1 34 (7.67%) JIRA
2 32 (7.22%) Git (software)
3 16 (3.61%) Jenkins
4 12 (2.71%) Subversion
5 11 (2.48%) Bitbucket
6 10 (2.26%) Team Foundation Server
7 8 (1.81%) Maven
7 8 (1.81%) Selenium
8 7 (1.58%) Grunt
8 7 (1.58%) Oracle Forms
9 5 (1.13%) Axure RP
9 5 (1.13%) Balsamiq Mockups
9 5 (1.13%) Vagrant
9 5 (1.13%) Visual Studio
10 4 (0.90%) Jasmine
10 4 (0.90%) Oracle APEX
10 4 (0.90%) Qt Creator
11 3 (0.68%) JBehave
11 3 (0.68%) JUnit
11 3 (0.68%) Mercurial
General
1 126 (28.44%) Manufacturing
2 77 (17.38%) Finance
3 69 (15.58%) Pharmaceutical
4 61 (13.77%) Retail
5 55 (12.42%) Marketing
6 35 (7.90%) Telecoms
7 21 (4.74%) German Language
8 17 (3.84%) Advertising
9 14 (3.16%) Electronics
10 7 (1.58%) Billing
11 6 (1.35%) Banking
12 3 (0.68%) Automotive
12 3 (0.68%) Games
12 3 (0.68%) Law
13 2 (0.45%) Legal
13 2 (0.45%) Local Government
13 2 (0.45%) Publishing
14 1 (0.23%) Aerospace
14 1 (0.23%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 98 (22.12%) Developer
2 59 (13.32%) Consultant
3 43 (9.71%) Software Engineer
4 29 (6.55%) C++ Software Engineer
5 28 (6.32%) C Software Engineer
5 28 (6.32%) C/C++ Software Engineer
6 27 (6.09%) Analyst
6 27 (6.09%) Embedded Engineer
6 27 (6.09%) Embedded Software Engineer
7 25 (5.64%) Project Manager
7 25 (5.64%) Senior Consultant
8 24 (5.42%) C/C++ Embedded Software Engineer
8 24 (5.42%) Embedded C Engineer
8 24 (5.42%) Embedded C Software Engineer
8 24 (5.42%) Embedded C/C++ Engineer
8 24 (5.42%) Embedded C/C++ Software Engineer
8 24 (5.42%) Embedded C++ Engineer
8 24 (5.42%) Embedded C++ Software Engineer
9 20 (4.51%) Analytics Consultant
9 20 (4.51%) Senior Data Analytics Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 57 (12.87%) HTML
2 29 (6.55%) CSS
2 29 (6.55%) Web Services
3 24 (5.42%) .NET
3 24 (5.42%) RESTful
4 21 (4.74%) ASP.NET
5 20 (4.51%) XML
6 17 (3.84%) ASP.NET MVC
7 15 (3.39%) REST
8 14 (3.16%) COM
8 14 (3.16%) Spring
9 13 (2.93%) AngularJS
10 12 (2.71%) HTML5
10 12 (2.71%) jQuery
10 12 (2.71%) Kafka
11 11 (2.48%) React
12 10 (2.26%) JSON
13 9 (2.03%) Django
13 9 (2.03%) Symfony
13 9 (2.03%) Yii
Miscellaneous
1 90 (20.32%) Computer Science
2 68 (15.35%) Analytical Skills
3 39 (8.80%) User Experience
4 37 (8.35%) Management Information System
5 29 (6.55%) Virtual Team
6 27 (6.09%) Embedded Systems
7 20 (4.51%) Greenfield Project
8 17 (3.84%) Self-Motivation
9 16 (3.61%) Data Centre
10 13 (2.93%) Social Media
11 12 (2.71%) Replication
12 11 (2.48%) Enterprise Software
13 10 (2.26%) Algorithms
13 10 (2.26%) Data Structures
14 8 (1.81%) Blog
14 8 (1.81%) FMCG
14 8 (1.81%) iPad
15 7 (1.58%) PDA
15 7 (1.58%) Robotics
16 6 (1.35%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 96 (21.67%) Linux
2 70 (15.80%) Windows
3 16 (3.61%) Windows Server
4 7 (1.58%) Unix
5 6 (1.35%) Android
5 6 (1.35%) CentOS
6 4 (0.90%) Windows 10
6 4 (0.90%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (0.68%) Robot Operating System
7 3 (0.68%) Windows 7
7 3 (0.68%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (0.45%) Amazon Linux
8 2 (0.45%) Apple iOS
8 2 (0.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (0.45%) Windows 8
8 2 (0.45%) Windows XP
9 1 (0.23%) FreeRTOS
9 1 (0.23%) SafeRTOS
9 1 (0.23%) Windows Embedded Compact
Processes & Methodologies
1 131 (29.57%) Agile Software Development
2 77 (17.38%) Analytics
3 76 (17.16%) Project Management
3 76 (17.16%) Software Engineering
4 69 (15.58%) Mathematics
5 64 (14.45%) Business Development
6 62 (14.00%) Data Science
6 62 (14.00%) Stakeholder Management
7 57 (12.87%) DevOps
8 51 (11.51%) Business Intelligence
9 50 (11.29%) Scrum
10 48 (10.84%) ETL
11 44 (9.93%) Data Modelling
12 40 (9.03%) Data Management
13 35 (7.90%) Physics
13 35 (7.90%) PRINCE2
13 35 (7.90%) Test Automation
14 33 (7.45%) Machine Learning
14 33 (7.45%) Statistics
15 32 (7.22%) Creative Thinking
Programming Languages
1 104 (23.48%) Python
2 97 (21.90%) JavaScript
3 88 (19.86%) SQL
4 68 (15.35%) Java
5 57 (12.87%) C++
6 36 (8.13%) C
7 31 (7.00%) C#
8 28 (6.32%) Embedded C
9 24 (5.42%) Embedded C++
10 22 (4.97%) Shell Script
11 19 (4.29%) Perl
11 19 (4.29%) PHP
12 12 (2.71%) Bash Shell
12 12 (2.71%) Scala
13 10 (2.26%) PL/SQL
13 10 (2.26%) T-SQL
14 8 (1.81%) Java 8
15 7 (1.58%) VB
15 7 (1.58%) VB6
16 4 (0.90%) Apex Code
Qualifications
1 148 (33.41%) Degree
2 21 (4.74%) Computer Science Degree
3 17 (3.84%) PhD
4 12 (2.71%) Microsoft Certification
5 11 (2.48%) CISM
5 11 (2.48%) CISSP
6 10 (2.26%) PMI Certification
7 9 (2.03%) Master's Degree
8 8 (1.81%) MCSD
8 8 (1.81%) Microsoft Certified Architect
9 4 (0.90%) CISA
9 4 (0.90%) Cisco Certification
9 4 (0.90%) PMP
9 4 (0.90%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 3 (0.68%) CCNP
11 2 (0.45%) CCNA
11 2 (0.45%) ISEB
11 2 (0.45%) ISTQB
11 2 (0.45%) MAPM
11 2 (0.45%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 40 (9.03%) QA
2 23 (5.19%) GxP
3 12 (2.71%) Data Quality
4 9 (2.03%) GAMP
4 9 (2.03%) ISO 13485
4 9 (2.03%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 7 (1.58%) PCI DSS
6 6 (1.35%) NIST 800
7 4 (0.90%) GDPR
7 4 (0.90%) PMO
8 3 (0.68%) GMP
8 3 (0.68%) WAI
9 2 (0.45%) HL7
9 2 (0.45%) IASME
9 2 (0.45%) IEC 62304
10 1 (0.23%) COBIT
10 1 (0.23%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 1 (0.23%) MISRA
10 1 (0.23%) MISRA C
10 1 (0.23%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 20 (4.51%) Docker
2 15 (3.39%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (2.71%) Hyper-V
4 11 (2.48%) Virtual Machines
5 5 (1.13%) Firmware
6 3 (0.68%) Active Directory
7 2 (0.45%) Apache Flume
7 2 (0.45%) Shibboleth
7 2 (0.45%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.23%) Oracle RAC
8 1 (0.23%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 16 (3.61%) Ansible
2 10 (2.26%) Opscode Chef
2 10 (2.26%) Puppet
3 8 (1.81%) Single Sign-On
4 7 (1.58%) Kibana
5 4 (0.90%) logstash
5 4 (0.90%) Mesos
6 3 (0.68%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 3 (0.68%) ZABBIX
7 2 (0.45%) Ambari
7 2 (0.45%) Terraform
8 1 (0.23%) Docker Swarm
8 1 (0.23%) Failover Clustering
8 1 (0.23%) Kubernetes
8 1 (0.23%) Packer
Vendors
1 54 (12.19%) Microsoft
2 53 (11.96%) Oracle
3 40 (9.03%) SAP
4 33 (7.45%) VMware
5 28 (6.32%) MicroStrategy
6 25 (5.64%) Tableau
7 24 (5.42%) Alteryx
7 24 (5.42%) Talend
8 20 (4.51%) Ab Initio
8 20 (4.51%) Informatica
9 19 (4.29%) Google
10 12 (2.71%) Cognizant
11 10 (2.26%) Salesforce.com
12 8 (1.81%) Adobe
13 5 (1.13%) Ariba
13 5 (1.13%) WooCommerce
14 4 (0.90%) Atmel
14 4 (0.90%) Cisco
14 4 (0.90%) Hortonworks
14 4 (0.90%) Siebel