Period
to 25 February 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 25 February 2020 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Life Sciences
UK
6 months to
25 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 738 635 694
Rank change year-on-year -103 +59 +163
Permanent jobs citing Life Science 273 552 542
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.22% 0.37% 0.31%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.57% 0.93% 0.81%
Number of salaries quoted 164 317 247
UK median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% - -
10th Percentile £37,500 £29,600 £31,700
90th Percentile £98,271 £89,000 £76,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £48,125 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +6.94% - -

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 47,596 59,540 67,160
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 38.55% 39.60% 38.57%
Number of salaries quoted 36,635 45,151 52,578
UK median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +2.04%
10th Percentile £30,000 £29,500 £28,000
90th Percentile £93,750 £87,500 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £46,500 £45,000 £43,500
% change year-on-year +3.33% +3.45% +2.35%

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 February 2020.

Salary histogram for Life Science in the UK

Life Science
Top 16 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 February 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 -107 245 £52,500 +5.00% 115
UK excluding London -82 185 £48,125 +6.94% 107
London +11 77 £65,000 -10.34% 19
North of England +33 60 £45,000 +12.50% 17
South East -30 48 £57,500 +43.75% 27
North West +38 46 £45,000 -5.26% 7
East of England -4 30 £48,750 -2.50% 37
Midlands +36 28 £45,000 -1.37% 11
West Midlands +30 16 £42,500 -16.67% 7
East Midlands +32 12 £47,500 +35.71% 4
Yorkshire +25 11 £46,875 +33.93% 5
Scotland +35 8 £77,500 +40.91% 8
Northern Ireland - 5 £45,000 - 1
Wales +2 4 £66,500 +77.33% 2
North East +11 3 £42,500 -5.56% 5
South West +11 2 £25,000 -44.44% 4

For the 6 months to 25 February 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 83 (30.40%) Agile Software Development
2 81 (29.67%) Manufacturing
3 67 (24.54%) Degree
4 63 (23.08%) JavaScript
5 60 (21.98%) Finance
6 44 (16.12%) Pharmaceutical
7 38 (13.92%) DevOps
8 36 (13.19%) Python
9 34 (12.45%) Java
9 34 (12.45%) Windows
9 34 (12.45%) React
10 32 (11.72%) AWS
11 31 (11.36%) Computer Science
11 31 (11.36%) Problem-Solving
12 30 (10.99%) SQL
13 29 (10.62%) Microsoft
13 29 (10.62%) Software Engineering
13 29 (10.62%) BDD
13 29 (10.62%) Big Data
14 28 (10.26%) Project Management
15 27 (9.89%) Artificial Intelligence
15 27 (9.89%) Analytical Skills
16 26 (9.52%) Web Services
17 25 (9.16%) CSS
17 25 (9.16%) HTML
17 25 (9.16%) User Experience
18 24 (8.79%) AngularJS
18 24 (8.79%) Analytics
19 22 (8.06%) Docker
19 22 (8.06%) Azure

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 11 (4.03%) Cloud Foundry
2 6 (2.20%) Apache Spark
3 5 (1.83%) Oracle Coherence
3 5 (1.83%) SharePoint
4 4 (1.47%) Confluence
4 4 (1.47%) Elasticsearch
4 4 (1.47%) MS Exchange
4 4 (1.47%) Skype for Business
5 3 (1.10%) Apache
6 2 (0.73%) Anypoint
6 2 (0.73%) CMS
6 2 (0.73%) Mule
6 2 (0.73%) Mule ESB
6 2 (0.73%) Oracle Workflow
6 2 (0.73%) SAS
7 1 (0.37%) Apache Pig
7 1 (0.37%) Drupal
7 1 (0.37%) OnBase
7 1 (0.37%) OpenStack
7 1 (0.37%) WordPress
Applications
1 9 (3.30%) Microsoft Excel
2 7 (2.56%) Sketch
3 5 (1.83%) Figma
3 5 (1.83%) Microsoft Office
3 5 (1.83%) OmniGraffle
4 4 (1.47%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.37%) Camtasia
5 1 (0.37%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.37%) XMetaL
Business Applications
1 14 (5.13%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 8 (2.93%) Dynamics NAV
3 4 (1.47%) Dynamics CRM
4 3 (1.10%) SAP CRM
5 2 (0.73%) SAP ERP
5 2 (0.73%) SAP MDG
5 2 (0.73%) SAP S/4HANA
6 1 (0.37%) Magento
6 1 (0.37%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 32 (11.72%) AWS
2 22 (8.06%) Azure
3 19 (6.96%) Serverless
4 15 (5.49%) SaaS
5 12 (4.40%) Office 365
6 11 (4.03%) OpenShift
6 11 (4.03%) PaaS
6 11 (4.03%) Power Platform
7 5 (1.83%) AWS CloudFormation
7 5 (1.83%) BrowserStack
7 5 (1.83%) Dynamics 365
7 5 (1.83%) GitHub
8 4 (1.47%) Azure Active Directory
8 4 (1.47%) OneDrive
9 3 (1.10%) Amazon EC2
9 3 (1.10%) Amazon S3
9 3 (1.10%) Boomi
9 3 (1.10%) GCP
9 3 (1.10%) iPaaS
9 3 (1.10%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 10 (3.66%) Firewall
2 6 (2.20%) VoIP
3 5 (1.83%) Ethernet
4 4 (1.47%) NAS
4 4 (1.47%) SAN
4 4 (1.47%) Skype
4 4 (1.47%) TCP/IP
4 4 (1.47%) VPN
5 3 (1.10%) DHCP
5 3 (1.10%) DNS
5 3 (1.10%) Wireless
6 2 (0.73%) Network Security
6 2 (0.73%) Unified Communications
6 2 (0.73%) VLAN
7 1 (0.37%) Modbus
7 1 (0.37%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (10.62%) Big Data
2 22 (8.06%) MySQL
3 20 (7.33%) SQL Server
4 11 (4.03%) Power BI
5 6 (2.20%) Apache Cassandra
6 5 (1.83%) Data Warehouse
6 5 (1.83%) Oracle Reports
7 4 (1.47%) Relational Database
8 3 (1.10%) Amazon RDS
8 3 (1.10%) Azure SQL Database
8 3 (1.10%) JanusGraph
8 3 (1.10%) ObjectStore
8 3 (1.10%) SAP HANA
8 3 (1.10%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 3 (1.10%) Text Mining
9 2 (0.73%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
9 2 (0.73%) BusinessObjects
9 2 (0.73%) Data Lake
9 2 (0.73%) IBM InfoSphere
9 2 (0.73%) Neo4j
Development Applications
1 21 (7.69%) Git (software)
2 17 (6.23%) Selenium
3 16 (5.86%) Cucumber
4 11 (4.03%) Cypress.io
5 10 (3.66%) Postman
6 7 (2.56%) Jenkins
6 7 (2.56%) JIRA
6 7 (2.56%) WebDriver
7 5 (1.83%) Axure RP
7 5 (1.83%) Maven
8 3 (1.10%) FitNesse
8 3 (1.10%) SoapUI
8 3 (1.10%) Team Foundation Server
9 2 (0.73%) Eclipse
9 2 (0.73%) gulp
9 2 (0.73%) IntelliJ
9 2 (0.73%) JUnit
9 2 (0.73%) Subversion
9 2 (0.73%) TestNG
9 2 (0.73%) Visual Studio Code
General
1 81 (29.67%) Manufacturing
2 60 (21.98%) Finance
3 44 (16.12%) Pharmaceutical
4 22 (8.06%) Retail
5 19 (6.96%) Marketing
6 14 (5.13%) German Language
7 11 (4.03%) Banking
8 9 (3.30%) Games
9 8 (2.93%) French Language
10 7 (2.56%) Telecoms
11 3 (1.10%) Aerospace
12 2 (0.73%) Fire and Rescue
12 2 (0.73%) Legal
12 2 (0.73%) Public Sector
12 2 (0.73%) Publishing
13 1 (0.37%) Back Office
13 1 (0.37%) Law
Job Titles
1 43 (15.75%) Developer
2 39 (14.29%) Analyst
3 20 (7.33%) Architect
4 14 (5.13%) Support Analyst
5 13 (4.76%) Consultant
6 12 (4.40%) Solutions Architect
7 11 (4.03%) Applications Support
8 10 (3.66%) Business Analyst
8 10 (3.66%) Designer
9 9 (3.30%) Software Engineer
10 8 (2.93%) Business Development Director
10 8 (2.93%) Data Scientist
10 8 (2.93%) Development Director
10 8 (2.93%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
10 8 (2.93%) IT Analyst
10 8 (2.93%) Unix Support
11 7 (2.56%) Full Stack Developer
11 7 (2.56%) JavaScript Developer
11 7 (2.56%) JavaScript Engineer
11 7 (2.56%) React Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (12.45%) React
2 26 (9.52%) Web Services
3 25 (9.16%) CSS
3 25 (9.16%) HTML
4 24 (8.79%) AngularJS
5 20 (7.33%) Node.js
6 12 (4.40%) REST
6 12 (4.40%) Vue.js
7 11 (4.03%) Gherkin
7 11 (4.03%) SOAP
8 10 (3.66%) RESTful
9 9 (3.30%) .NET
9 9 (3.30%) XML
10 8 (2.93%) Laravel
10 8 (2.93%) Redux
11 6 (2.20%) EDI
11 6 (2.20%) Ember.js
11 6 (2.20%) jQuery
12 5 (1.83%) Spring
12 5 (1.83%) Symfony
Miscellaneous
1 27 (9.89%) Analytical Skills
2 25 (9.16%) User Experience
3 22 (8.06%) Management Information System
4 20 (7.33%) Greenfield Project
5 13 (4.76%) Robotics
6 12 (4.40%) NHS
7 11 (4.03%) Blog
7 11 (4.03%) Cloud Native
7 11 (4.03%) Enterprise Software
7 11 (4.03%) Public Cloud
8 10 (3.66%) Data Centre
9 8 (2.93%) Linux Command Line
10 7 (2.56%) Algorithms
10 7 (2.56%) Client/Server
10 7 (2.56%) Cyberthreat
10 7 (2.56%) Virtual Team
11 3 (1.10%) Learning Management System
11 3 (1.10%) Mainframe
11 3 (1.10%) PMI
11 3 (1.10%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 34 (12.45%) Windows
2 20 (7.33%) Linux
3 9 (3.30%) Windows Server
4 8 (2.93%) Unix
5 6 (2.20%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (1.10%) Apple iOS
6 3 (1.10%) Mac OS
6 3 (1.10%) Windows 10
7 2 (0.73%) Embedded Linux
7 2 (0.73%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.37%) Debian
8 1 (0.37%) Ubuntu
8 1 (0.37%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 83 (30.40%) Agile Software Development
2 38 (13.92%) DevOps
3 31 (11.36%) Computer Science
3 31 (11.36%) Problem-Solving
4 29 (10.62%) BDD
4 29 (10.62%) Software Engineering
5 28 (10.26%) Project Management
6 27 (9.89%) Artificial Intelligence
7 24 (8.79%) Analytics
8 21 (7.69%) Open Source
8 21 (7.69%) TDD
9 20 (7.33%) Scrum
10 19 (6.96%) Test Automation
10 19 (6.96%) Validation
11 17 (6.23%) B2B
11 17 (6.23%) Microservices
12 16 (5.86%) Business Intelligence
12 16 (5.86%) Continuous Improvement
12 16 (5.86%) Front End Development
12 16 (5.86%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 63 (23.08%) JavaScript
2 36 (13.19%) Python
3 34 (12.45%) Java
4 30 (10.99%) SQL
5 15 (5.49%) C++
5 15 (5.49%) PHP
6 14 (5.13%) TypeScript
7 12 (4.40%) C
8 11 (4.03%) C#
9 7 (2.56%) ES6
9 7 (2.56%) Ruby
10 6 (2.20%) PowerShell
10 6 (2.20%) Scala
11 4 (1.47%) Fortran
12 3 (1.10%) Bash Shell
12 3 (1.10%) Go
12 3 (1.10%) R
13 2 (0.73%) T-SQL
14 1 (0.37%) Perl
14 1 (0.37%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 67 (24.54%) Degree
2 18 (6.59%) Computer Science Degree
3 10 (3.66%) PhD
4 7 (2.56%) Microsoft Certification
5 4 (1.47%) Cisco Certification
5 4 (1.47%) Master's Degree
5 4 (1.47%) PMI Certification
6 3 (1.10%) CISM
6 3 (1.10%) CISSP
6 3 (1.10%) HNC
6 3 (1.10%) HND
6 3 (1.10%) SANS
7 2 (0.73%) BPSS Clearance
7 2 (0.73%) CCNA
7 2 (0.73%) CCNP
7 2 (0.73%) MCSE
7 2 (0.73%) Postgraduate
7 2 (0.73%) Security Cleared
7 2 (0.73%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 1 (0.37%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (6.59%) QA
2 8 (2.93%) GDPR
3 6 (2.20%) GxP
4 5 (1.83%) 21 CFR Part 11
4 5 (1.83%) PMO
5 4 (1.47%) HL7
6 3 (1.10%) Data Quality
6 3 (1.10%) GAMP
7 1 (0.37%) GLP
7 1 (0.37%) GMP
7 1 (0.37%) Good Clinical Practice
System Software
1 22 (8.06%) Docker
2 14 (5.13%) Active Directory
3 11 (4.03%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (1.83%) Hyper-V
4 5 (1.83%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.37%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 6 (2.20%) Kubernetes
2 4 (1.47%) Microsoft Intune
3 3 (1.10%) Jamf Pro
3 3 (1.10%) SCCM
3 3 (1.10%) Zipkin
4 2 (0.73%) CloudHub
4 2 (0.73%) Puppet
4 2 (0.73%) Terraform
5 1 (0.37%) Ansible
5 1 (0.37%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.37%) SCSM
Vendors
1 29 (10.62%) Microsoft
2 22 (8.06%) SAP
3 14 (5.13%) Oracle
4 11 (4.03%) VMware
5 10 (3.66%) Salesforce.com
6 8 (2.93%) Tableau
6 8 (2.93%) Verint
7 7 (2.56%) Cisco
8 4 (1.47%) Adobe
8 4 (1.47%) Google
9 3 (1.10%) Apple
9 3 (1.10%) Dell
10 2 (0.73%) Atlassian
10 2 (0.73%) Cognizant
10 2 (0.73%) HP
10 2 (0.73%) IBM
10 2 (0.73%) Informatica
10 2 (0.73%) MuleSoft
10 2 (0.73%) RedPrairie
10 2 (0.73%) Veeam