Period
to 24 September 2020

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 24 September 2020 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Life Sciences
UK
6 months to
24 Sep 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 540 666 767
Rank change year-on-year +126 +101 -56
Permanent jobs citing Life Science 160 450 437
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.33% 0.32% 0.26%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.84% 0.82% 0.67%
Number of salaries quoted 137 284 234
Median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% -13.04% +15.00%
10th Percentile £36,250 £33,000 £31,250
90th Percentile £85,000 £77,500 £90,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £46,000 £41,750
% change year-on-year +8.70% +10.18% -7.22%

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 19,060 54,768 65,630
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 38.87% 38.87% 39.41%
Number of salaries quoted 15,097 41,105 50,259
Median annual salary £57,500 £52,500 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.52% - +5.00%
10th Percentile £32,500 £29,500 £28,750
90th Percentile £100,000 £90,000 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £48,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +7.78% - +5.88%

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 24 September 2020.

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 24 September 2020. 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 +162 151 £52,500 +5.00% 74
UK excluding London +173 117 £50,000 +8.70% 58
East of England +103 42 £47,500 -5.00% 25
London +189 40 £75,000 +30.43% 23
North of England +154 28 £52,500 +31.25% 8
South East +160 26 £50,000 -9.09% 11
North West +127 21 £52,500 +25.00% 3
Work from Home +41 18 £57,500 +4.55% 13
Midlands +115 13 £35,000 -12.50% 3
West Midlands +100 13 £35,000 -17.65% 3
Scotland +101 4 £19,000 -53.94% 3
North East +27 4 £55,000 +69.23% 2
Yorkshire +129 3 £50,000 +25.00% 3
South West +127 2 £23,500 -32.86% 4
Northern Ireland - 2 - - 2

For the 6 months to 24 September 2020, 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 39 (24.38%) Degree
2 38 (23.75%) Python
3 35 (21.88%) Agile Software Development
4 34 (21.25%) Manufacturing
5 33 (20.63%) Java
6 31 (19.38%) Software Engineering
7 28 (17.50%) Finance
8 27 (16.88%) JavaScript
9 26 (16.25%) Windows
9 26 (16.25%) AWS
10 25 (15.63%) Azure
11 23 (14.38%) Pharmaceutical
12 22 (13.75%) Analytics
12 22 (13.75%) Problem-Solving
13 21 (13.13%) Docker
14 20 (12.50%) Robotics
14 20 (12.50%) Computer Science
14 20 (12.50%) SQL
14 20 (12.50%) AngularJS
14 20 (12.50%) Machine Learning
15 19 (11.88%) Windows Server
15 19 (11.88%) Web Services
16 18 (11.25%) Linux
16 18 (11.25%) Open Source
17 17 (10.63%) Git (software)
17 17 (10.63%) Node.js
17 17 (10.63%) DevOps
17 17 (10.63%) Data Science
18 16 (10.00%) React
18 16 (10.00%) Active Directory

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 12 (7.50%) Elasticsearch
2 11 (6.88%) Apache Spark
3 4 (2.50%) Apache
4 2 (1.25%) MS Exchange
4 2 (1.25%) nginx
5 1 (0.63%) Apache Solr
5 1 (0.63%) Confluence
Applications
1 5 (3.13%) Microsoft Excel
1 5 (3.13%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.25%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.63%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (0.63%) Sketch
Business Applications
1 7 (4.38%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 6 (3.75%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (1.25%) Dynamics NAV
3 2 (1.25%) Q-Pulse
4 1 (0.63%) SAP CRM
4 1 (0.63%) SAP Hybris
4 1 (0.63%) SAP S/4HANA
4 1 (0.63%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 26 (16.25%) AWS
2 25 (15.63%) Azure
3 14 (8.75%) Office 365
4 8 (5.00%) GCP
5 7 (4.38%) Power Platform
5 7 (4.38%) SaaS
6 6 (3.75%) AWS CloudFormation
6 6 (3.75%) Dynamics 365
7 4 (2.50%) Amazon S3
7 4 (2.50%) GitHub
8 3 (1.88%) Amazon EC2
9 2 (1.25%) PaaS
9 2 (1.25%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 1 (0.63%) Amazon EKS
10 1 (0.63%) Azure Active Directory
10 1 (0.63%) npm
10 1 (0.63%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 10 (6.25%) TCP/IP
2 8 (5.00%) Firewall
3 7 (4.38%) VoIP
4 6 (3.75%) SAN
5 5 (3.13%) NAS
6 4 (2.50%) VLAN
6 4 (2.50%) VPN
7 3 (1.88%) DHCP
7 3 (1.88%) DNS
7 3 (1.88%) Internet
7 3 (1.88%) Unified Communications
8 2 (1.25%) HTTP
8 2 (1.25%) Network Security
9 1 (0.63%) SCCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (7.50%) SQL Server
2 11 (6.88%) Big Data
2 11 (6.88%) Text Mining
3 10 (6.25%) Apache Cassandra
4 7 (4.38%) MySQL
4 7 (4.38%) NoSQL
4 7 (4.38%) PostgreSQL
4 7 (4.38%) Power BI
5 5 (3.13%) Hadoop
6 4 (2.50%) JanusGraph
7 3 (1.88%) Crystal Reports
7 3 (1.88%) Geospatial Data
7 3 (1.88%) GIS
8 2 (1.25%) Amazon RDS
8 2 (1.25%) BusinessObjects
8 2 (1.25%) Data Mining
8 2 (1.25%) MongoDB
8 2 (1.25%) Relational Database
9 1 (0.63%) Amazon Redshift
9 1 (0.63%) Neo4j
Development Applications
1 17 (10.63%) Git (software)
2 11 (6.88%) Jenkins
3 8 (5.00%) Visual Studio
4 5 (3.13%) JIRA
5 4 (2.50%) Maven
5 4 (2.50%) Selenium
6 2 (1.25%) Cucumber
6 2 (1.25%) Mocha
6 2 (1.25%) Vagrant
7 1 (0.63%) Bitbucket Server
7 1 (0.63%) Fiddler
7 1 (0.63%) Gerrit
7 1 (0.63%) Hudson
7 1 (0.63%) JUnit
7 1 (0.63%) Visual Studio Code
General
1 34 (21.25%) Manufacturing
2 28 (17.50%) Finance
3 23 (14.38%) Pharmaceutical
4 9 (5.63%) Marketing
5 8 (5.00%) Games
5 8 (5.00%) Telecoms
6 6 (3.75%) Retail
7 4 (2.50%) Banking
8 1 (0.63%) Electronics
8 1 (0.63%) Legal
8 1 (0.63%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 53 (33.13%) Developer
2 21 (13.13%) Java Developer
3 16 (10.00%) Analyst
4 11 (6.88%) IT Support
5 9 (5.63%) IT Support Specialist
5 9 (5.63%) Support Specialist
6 8 (5.00%) Data Scientist
6 8 (5.00%) Senior Developer
7 7 (4.38%) .NET Developer
7 7 (4.38%) Full Stack Developer
8 6 (3.75%) Cybersecurity Manager
8 6 (3.75%) Professional Services Manager
8 6 (3.75%) Python Engineer
8 6 (3.75%) Security Manager
8 6 (3.75%) Service Security Manager
8 6 (3.75%) Software Developer
9 5 (3.13%) Architect
9 5 (3.13%) AWS Engineer
9 5 (3.13%) Consultant
9 5 (3.13%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (12.50%) AngularJS
2 19 (11.88%) Web Services
3 17 (10.63%) Node.js
4 16 (10.00%) React
5 15 (9.38%) RESTful
6 14 (8.75%) .NET
6 14 (8.75%) Spring
6 14 (8.75%) Vue.js
7 12 (7.50%) CSS
8 10 (6.25%) gRPC
9 9 (5.63%) Spring Boot
10 8 (5.00%) HTML
10 8 (5.00%) Kafka
11 7 (4.38%) .NET Framework
11 7 (4.38%) Akka
12 6 (3.75%) Natural Language Processing
12 6 (3.75%) TensorFlow
13 5 (3.13%) ASP.NET Web API
13 5 (3.13%) RabbitMQ
13 5 (3.13%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 20 (12.50%) Robotics
2 10 (6.25%) Mobile App
3 9 (5.63%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (4.38%) Biotechnology
4 7 (4.38%) Cyberthreat
5 6 (3.75%) Management Information System
5 6 (3.75%) User Experience
6 5 (3.13%) Algorithms
6 5 (3.13%) Enterprise Software
6 5 (3.13%) Greenfield Project
7 4 (2.50%) Cloud Native
7 4 (2.50%) SCADA
8 3 (1.88%) Industry 4.0
8 3 (1.88%) PKI
9 2 (1.25%) Blog
9 2 (1.25%) Public Cloud
10 1 (0.63%) Client/Server
10 1 (0.63%) Internet of Things
10 1 (0.63%) LIMS
Operating Systems
1 26 (16.25%) Windows
2 19 (11.88%) Windows Server
3 18 (11.25%) Linux
4 15 (9.38%) Windows Server 2016
5 14 (8.75%) Windows Server 2012
6 10 (6.25%) Windows 10
7 9 (5.63%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.63%) CentOS
8 1 (0.63%) Embedded Linux
8 1 (0.63%) Mac OS X
8 1 (0.63%) Ubuntu
8 1 (0.63%) Unix
8 1 (0.63%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (21.88%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (19.38%) Software Engineering
3 22 (13.75%) Analytics
3 22 (13.75%) Problem-Solving
4 20 (12.50%) Computer Science
4 20 (12.50%) Machine Learning
5 18 (11.25%) Open Source
6 17 (10.63%) Data Science
6 17 (10.63%) DevOps
7 14 (8.75%) Artificial Intelligence
8 13 (8.13%) Mathematics
9 11 (6.88%) Cybersecurity
9 11 (6.88%) Decision-Making
9 11 (6.88%) Visualisation
10 10 (6.25%) Mentoring
11 9 (5.63%) OO
11 9 (5.63%) Rapid Prototyping
11 9 (5.63%) Test Automation
12 8 (5.00%) CRM
12 8 (5.00%) Informatics
Programming Languages
1 38 (23.75%) Python
2 33 (20.63%) Java
3 27 (16.88%) JavaScript
4 20 (12.50%) SQL
5 12 (7.50%) C#
6 5 (3.13%) C
7 4 (2.50%) Java 8
7 4 (2.50%) R
8 3 (1.88%) TypeScript
9 2 (1.25%) Bash Shell
9 2 (1.25%) C++
9 2 (1.25%) PowerShell
9 2 (1.25%) Scala
10 1 (0.63%) Kotlin
10 1 (0.63%) Perl
10 1 (0.63%) Ruby
10 1 (0.63%) VB
10 1 (0.63%) VB.NET
10 1 (0.63%) VB6
Qualifications
1 39 (24.38%) Degree
2 11 (6.88%) Computer Science Degree
3 7 (4.38%) CISSP
4 6 (3.75%) CISA
5 4 (2.50%) CISM
5 4 (2.50%) MBA
6 3 (1.88%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (1.88%) ITIL Certification
6 3 (1.88%) Numerate Degree
6 3 (1.88%) PhD
7 2 (1.25%) CCNA
7 2 (1.25%) MCSE
7 2 (1.25%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (1.25%) PMP
7 2 (1.25%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 1 (0.63%) ISEB
8 1 (0.63%) ISTQB
8 1 (0.63%) PMI Certification
8 1 (0.63%) SC Cleared
8 1 (0.63%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (4.38%) QA
2 6 (3.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (1.88%) GDPR
3 3 (1.88%) NIST
4 2 (1.25%) GAMP
4 2 (1.25%) IEC 62304
4 2 (1.25%) ISO 13485
5 1 (0.63%) GxP
5 1 (0.63%) HIPAA
5 1 (0.63%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 21 (13.13%) Docker
2 16 (10.00%) Active Directory
3 9 (5.63%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (2.50%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 1 (0.63%) Firmware
5 1 (0.63%) NFS
Systems Management
1 11 (6.88%) Kubernetes
2 4 (2.50%) Puppet
2 4 (2.50%) Zipkin
3 2 (1.25%) Ansible
3 2 (1.25%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (1.25%) Terraform
4 1 (0.63%) Docker Swarm
4 1 (0.63%) Icinga
4 1 (0.63%) logstash
4 1 (0.63%) Microsoft Intune
4 1 (0.63%) Nagios
4 1 (0.63%) Rancher
Vendors
1 9 (5.63%) VMware
2 8 (5.00%) Cisco
2 8 (5.00%) SAP
3 7 (4.38%) Google
4 6 (3.75%) Microsoft
5 5 (3.13%) Tableau
6 4 (2.50%) Cognizant
6 4 (2.50%) Oracle
7 2 (1.25%) HP
7 2 (1.25%) Sage
7 2 (1.25%) Siemens
7 2 (1.25%) Veeam
8 1 (0.63%) Adobe
8 1 (0.63%) Dell
8 1 (0.63%) hybris
8 1 (0.63%) JD Edwards
8 1 (0.63%) New Relic
8 1 (0.63%) TOWER Software
8 1 (0.63%) Verint
8 1 (0.63%) Xamarin