Period
to 15 January 2021

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 15 January 2021 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Life Sciences
UK
6 months to
15 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 507 723 645
Rank change year-on-year +216 -78 +36
Permanent jobs citing Life Science 247 310 529
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.40% 0.25% 0.35%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.03% 0.64% 0.88%
Number of salaries quoted 146 209 310
Median annual salary £52,500 £55,000 £53,895
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.55% +2.05% +7.79%
10th Percentile £35,000 £37,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £107,500 £82,500 £92,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £49,375 £45,000
% change year-on-year +1.27% +9.72% -

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 23,995 48,642 59,816
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 38.41% 38.48% 39.57%
Number of salaries quoted 18,769 37,741 46,188
Median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.76% +5.00%
10th Percentile £32,500 £30,000 £29,405
90th Percentile £95,000 £93,750 £87,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £48,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +7.78% - +4.65%

Life Science
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Life Science as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Life Science in the UK

Life Science
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Life Science.

Salary trend for Life Science in the UK

Life Science
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing Life Science over the 6 months to 15 January 2021.

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 15 January 2021. 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 +198 192 £53,750 -2.27% 113
UK excluding London +175 157 £50,000 +1.27% 104
South East +163 56 £51,000 -11.30% 35
London +141 54 £80,000 +45.45% 16
Work from Home -22 54 £50,000 -9.09% 27
East of England +114 35 £52,500 +5.00% 31
North of England +77 34 £37,500 -16.67% 13
North West +74 30 £37,500 -16.67% 10
Scotland +59 19 £44,000 -43.23% 6
West Midlands +75 7 £36,537 -14.03% 5
Midlands +71 7 £36,537 -18.81% 13
South West +82 4 £115,000 - 4
Yorkshire +46 4 £50,000 +6.67% 1
Northern Ireland +15 2 £30,000 -33.33%

For the 6 months to 15 January 2021, 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 74 (29.96%) Degree
2 67 (27.13%) Pharmaceutical
3 54 (21.86%) Analytics
4 52 (21.05%) SQL
5 51 (20.65%) Data Science
6 49 (19.84%) Computer Science
7 45 (18.22%) Agile Software Development
8 40 (16.19%) Problem-Solving
9 39 (15.79%) Python
10 37 (14.98%) Azure
11 32 (12.96%) Data Management
12 31 (12.55%) SAS
13 30 (12.15%) Manufacturing
14 28 (11.34%) Project Management
14 28 (11.34%) Mentoring
15 26 (10.53%) Machine Learning
15 26 (10.53%) Automotive
15 26 (10.53%) Software Engineering
15 26 (10.53%) Mathematics
15 26 (10.53%) Renewable Energy
16 25 (10.12%) Statistics
16 25 (10.12%) Finance
16 25 (10.12%) AWS
16 25 (10.12%) CDISC
17 23 (9.31%) DevOps
17 23 (9.31%) Data Analytics
18 22 (8.91%) Big Data
18 22 (8.91%) Artificial Intelligence
18 22 (8.91%) Active Directory
18 22 (8.91%) Management Information System

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 31 (12.55%) SAS
2 7 (2.83%) Confluence
3 5 (2.02%) Apache Spark
3 5 (2.02%) MS Exchange
4 2 (0.81%) CMS
5 1 (0.40%) Apache
5 1 (0.40%) Apache Solr
5 1 (0.40%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 14 (5.67%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (1.62%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (1.21%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (0.81%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 7 (2.83%) SAP S/4HANA
2 5 (2.02%) Q-Pulse
3 2 (0.81%) Dynamics NAV
3 2 (0.81%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 2 (0.81%) SAP MM
3 2 (0.81%) SAP PP
3 2 (0.81%) SAP SD
4 1 (0.40%) SAP CO
4 1 (0.40%) SAP FI
4 1 (0.40%) SAP FI/CO
4 1 (0.40%) TrackWise
Cloud Services
1 37 (14.98%) Azure
2 25 (10.12%) AWS
3 11 (4.45%) GCP
4 9 (3.64%) Office 365
5 8 (3.24%) GitHub
5 8 (3.24%) SaaS
6 7 (2.83%) Azure Active Directory
6 7 (2.83%) Power Platform
7 3 (1.21%) Amazon EC2
7 3 (1.21%) Amazon S3
8 2 (0.81%) Amazon SageMaker
8 2 (0.81%) PaaS
9 1 (0.40%) Amazon EKS
Communications & Networking
1 17 (6.88%) Firewall
1 17 (6.88%) SAN
2 16 (6.48%) NAS
2 16 (6.48%) VoIP
3 4 (1.62%) DHCP
3 4 (1.62%) DNS
4 3 (1.21%) TCP/IP
4 3 (1.21%) VLAN
4 3 (1.21%) VPN
5 2 (0.81%) Internet
5 2 (0.81%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (8.91%) Big Data
2 19 (7.69%) MySQL
2 19 (7.69%) SQL Server
3 18 (7.29%) NoSQL
4 10 (4.05%) MongoDB
4 10 (4.05%) Tableau
5 9 (3.64%) PostgreSQL
6 7 (2.83%) Amazon RDS
6 7 (2.83%) Amazon Redshift
6 7 (2.83%) Data Warehouse
6 7 (2.83%) Power BI
7 6 (2.43%) Data Lake
7 6 (2.43%) Oracle ODI
8 5 (2.02%) Base SAS
9 3 (1.21%) GIS
9 3 (1.21%) Relational Database
10 2 (0.81%) Amazon QuickSight
10 2 (0.81%) Geospatial Data
10 2 (0.81%) Text Mining
11 1 (0.40%) JanusGraph
Development Applications
1 19 (7.69%) Git (software)
2 18 (7.29%) JIRA
3 13 (5.26%) Visual Studio
4 8 (3.24%) Cucumber
4 8 (3.24%) Jenkins
5 6 (2.43%) Jasmine
5 6 (2.43%) JUnit
5 6 (2.43%) Karma Test Runner
5 6 (2.43%) Mockito
5 6 (2.43%) Oracle APEX
6 4 (1.62%) Subversion
7 3 (1.21%) Bitbucket
7 3 (1.21%) Cypress.io
7 3 (1.21%) Selenium
8 2 (0.81%) Eclipse
8 2 (0.81%) RubyMine
9 1 (0.40%) Bitbucket Server
9 1 (0.40%) C++Builder
9 1 (0.40%) TestRail
9 1 (0.40%) webpack
General
1 67 (27.13%) Pharmaceutical
2 30 (12.15%) Manufacturing
3 26 (10.53%) Automotive
4 25 (10.12%) Finance
5 13 (5.26%) Marketing
6 11 (4.45%) Telecoms
7 8 (3.24%) Retail
8 6 (2.43%) German Language
9 5 (2.02%) Electronics
9 5 (2.02%) Public Sector
10 4 (1.62%) Legal
11 3 (1.21%) Czech Language
11 3 (1.21%) Italian Language
11 3 (1.21%) Publishing
12 2 (0.81%) French Language
12 2 (0.81%) Law
13 1 (0.40%) Advertising
13 1 (0.40%) Banking
13 1 (0.40%) Brand Awareness
13 1 (0.40%) Portuguese Language
Job Titles
1 43 (17.41%) Developer
2 26 (10.53%) Architect
2 26 (10.53%) Programmer
3 21 (8.50%) Statistical Programmer
4 17 (6.88%) Analyst
5 15 (6.07%) Consultant
6 14 (5.67%) Software Developer
7 13 (5.26%) Senior Developer
7 13 (5.26%) Support Analyst
8 12 (4.86%) Data Scientist
9 11 (4.45%) Data Architect
9 11 (4.45%) Solutions Architect
10 10 (4.05%) Data Manager
10 10 (4.05%) Senior Programmer
11 9 (3.64%) Senior Statistical Programmer
12 8 (3.24%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
12 8 (3.24%) 3rd Line Support
12 8 (3.24%) Full Stack Developer
12 8 (3.24%) IT Support
13 7 (2.83%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (8.10%) CSS
1 20 (8.10%) HTML
2 17 (6.88%) Node.js
3 14 (5.67%) .NET
3 14 (5.67%) AngularJS
4 13 (5.26%) Natural Language Processing
5 12 (4.86%) REST
6 8 (3.24%) EDI
7 7 (2.83%) Express
7 7 (2.83%) HTML5
7 7 (2.83%) Vue.js
7 7 (2.83%) XML
8 6 (2.43%) Entity Framework
8 6 (2.43%) JPA
8 6 (2.43%) Spring Boot
9 5 (2.02%) React
9 5 (2.02%) Spring
9 5 (2.02%) TensorFlow
9 5 (2.02%) WPF
10 4 (1.62%) React Native
Miscellaneous
1 26 (10.53%) Renewable Energy
2 22 (8.91%) Management Information System
3 21 (8.50%) Analytical Skills
4 17 (6.88%) Biotechnology
5 13 (5.26%) Self-Motivation
6 10 (4.05%) Enterprise Software
6 10 (4.05%) Greenfield Project
7 8 (3.24%) Algorithms
8 6 (2.43%) Robotics
9 5 (2.02%) Data Structures
9 5 (2.02%) NHS
9 5 (2.02%) User Experience
10 4 (1.62%) LIMS
10 4 (1.62%) Mobile App
10 4 (1.62%) PKI
11 3 (1.21%) Industry 4.0
11 3 (1.21%) Pharmacovigilance
11 3 (1.21%) Public Cloud
12 2 (0.81%) Cloud Native
12 2 (0.81%) Cyberthreat
Operating Systems
1 22 (8.91%) Windows
2 15 (6.07%) Windows Server
3 14 (5.67%) Windows Server 2016
4 13 (5.26%) Windows Server 2012
5 9 (3.64%) Linux
6 4 (1.62%) Windows 10
7 3 (1.21%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (0.81%) Embedded Linux
8 2 (0.81%) Unix
9 1 (0.40%) CentOS
9 1 (0.40%) Mac OS X
9 1 (0.40%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.40%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (21.86%) Analytics
2 51 (20.65%) Data Science
3 49 (19.84%) Computer Science
4 45 (18.22%) Agile Software Development
5 40 (16.19%) Problem-Solving
6 32 (12.96%) Data Management
7 28 (11.34%) Mentoring
7 28 (11.34%) Project Management
8 26 (10.53%) Machine Learning
8 26 (10.53%) Mathematics
8 26 (10.53%) Software Engineering
9 25 (10.12%) Statistics
10 23 (9.31%) Data Analytics
10 23 (9.31%) DevOps
11 22 (8.91%) Artificial Intelligence
12 21 (8.50%) Validation
13 20 (8.10%) Data Architecture
14 16 (6.48%) Biometrics
14 16 (6.48%) Decision-Making
14 16 (6.48%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 52 (21.05%) SQL
2 39 (15.79%) Python
3 21 (8.50%) JavaScript
4 20 (8.10%) C#
5 13 (5.26%) Java
6 11 (4.45%) TypeScript
7 10 (4.05%) R
8 5 (2.02%) SAS Macro
9 4 (1.62%) C++
10 3 (1.21%) Kotlin
11 2 (0.81%) C
11 2 (0.81%) Embedded C
11 2 (0.81%) Ruby
11 2 (0.81%) Scala
11 2 (0.81%) VBA
12 1 (0.40%) ES6
12 1 (0.40%) PHP
12 1 (0.40%) PHP 7
12 1 (0.40%) VB
12 1 (0.40%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 74 (29.96%) Degree
2 11 (4.45%) Computer Science Degree
3 9 (3.64%) PhD
4 7 (2.83%) Numerate Degree
5 6 (2.43%) Master's Degree
6 3 (1.21%) ISTQB
7 2 (0.81%) ISEB
8 1 (0.40%) CSPO
8 1 (0.40%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.40%) PMP
8 1 (0.40%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (10.12%) CDISC
2 19 (7.69%) QA
3 9 (3.64%) Good Clinical Practice
4 4 (1.62%) GxP
5 2 (0.81%) 21 CFR Part 11
5 2 (0.81%) Data Quality
5 2 (0.81%) GAMP
5 2 (0.81%) HIPAA
5 2 (0.81%) IEC 62304
5 2 (0.81%) ISO 13485
5 2 (0.81%) ISO 9001
5 2 (0.81%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.81%) PMO
6 1 (0.40%) GLP
System Software
1 22 (8.91%) Active Directory
2 13 (5.26%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (2.83%) Docker
4 2 (0.81%) Firmware
5 1 (0.40%) NFS
Systems Management
1 12 (4.86%) Kubernetes
2 2 (0.81%) Cisco UCCE
2 2 (0.81%) Cisco UCCX
3 1 (0.40%) Ansible
3 1 (0.40%) Icinga
3 1 (0.40%) Microsoft Intune
3 1 (0.40%) Nagios
3 1 (0.40%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.40%) Puppet
3 1 (0.40%) Rancher
3 1 (0.40%) SCCM
3 1 (0.40%) SCOM
3 1 (0.40%) Zipkin
Vendors
1 21 (8.50%) Microsoft
2 18 (7.29%) SAP
3 15 (6.07%) Oracle
4 14 (5.67%) VMware
5 13 (5.26%) Cisco
6 9 (3.64%) Google
7 8 (3.24%) Verint
8 7 (2.83%) New Relic
9 6 (2.43%) Avaya
9 6 (2.43%) IBM
10 5 (2.02%) Sage
11 4 (1.62%) MuleSoft
12 3 (1.21%) Facebook
12 3 (1.21%) Instagram
12 3 (1.21%) Salesforce.com
12 3 (1.21%) Siemens
12 3 (1.21%) Xamarin
13 2 (0.81%) Alteryx
14 1 (0.40%) HubSpot
14 1 (0.40%) Marketo