Period
to 29 November 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 29 November 2021 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Life Sciences
UK
6 months to
29 Nov 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 290 583 722
Rank change year-on-year +293 +139 +2
Permanent jobs citing Life Science 1,539 152 367
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 1.20% 0.28% 0.27%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 2.95% 0.80% 0.77%
Number of salaries quoted 256 108 206
10th Percentile £28,750 £32,500 £36,250
25th Percentile £42,438 £40,750 £41,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £55,000 £55,000
75th Percentile £75,313 £75,625 £69,938
90th Percentile £101,875 £98,000 £91,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £52,500 £51,000 £48,125
% change year-on-year +2.94% +5.97% +13.24%

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 52,250 18,882 47,859
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 40.59% 34.84% 35.36%
Number of salaries quoted 31,587 15,695 37,056
10th Percentile £32,500 £32,875 £30,000
25th Percentile £43,750 £42,500 £38,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year +4.35% +4.55% +4.76%
75th Percentile £82,500 £77,500 £73,750
90th Percentile £100,000 £97,500 £92,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £48,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +3.09% +7.78% -

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 29 November 2021.

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 29 November 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 +224 1,100 £55,000 - 134
UK excluding London +170 746 £52,500 +2.94% 97
Work from Home +68 444 £60,000 +20.00% 19
London +32 377 £52,500 -34.38% 47
East of England +57 272 £73,000 +32.73% 24
South East +48 257 £53,000 -15.20% 25
North of England -43 99 £55,000 +46.67% 21
Midlands -47 67 £55,000 +57.14% 10
North West -63 55 £60,000 +60.00% 15
Yorkshire -59 38 £47,500 -5.00% 3
West Midlands -72 38 £55,000 +57.14% 7
Scotland -49 33 £42,500 +34.92% 6
East Midlands - 29 £51,500 - 3
South West -76 13 £45,000 -60.87% 7
North East -31 6 - - 3
Wales - 6 £43,000 -

For the 6 months to 29 November 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.

1 783 (50.88%) Pharmaceutical
2 763 (49.58%) Degree
3 626 (40.68%) Social Skills
4 476 (30.93%) Computer Science
5 451 (29.30%) Agile Software Development
6 380 (24.69%) Data Management
7 355 (23.07%) Data Science
8 347 (22.55%) Analytics
9 331 (21.51%) Project Management
10 294 (19.10%) Validation
11 254 (16.50%) Analytical Skills
12 232 (15.07%) SQL
13 227 (14.75%) Problem-Solving
14 212 (13.78%) Mathematics
15 210 (13.65%) Veeva
16 208 (13.52%) SaaS
17 205 (13.32%) SAS
18 193 (12.54%) AWS
19 191 (12.41%) Mentoring
20 186 (12.09%) Finance
21 183 (11.89%) Management Information System
22 179 (11.63%) CDISC
22 179 (11.63%) Computer Science Degree
23 177 (11.50%) Python
24 166 (10.79%) Statistics
25 164 (10.66%) Software Engineering
26 162 (10.53%) Scrum
27 159 (10.33%) Clinical Data Management
27 159 (10.33%) Inclusion and Diversity
28 156 (10.14%) Oracle

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
1 205 (13.32%) SAS
2 123 (7.99%) SharePoint
3 99 (6.43%) Documentum
4 46 (2.99%) Apache Spark
5 36 (2.34%) CMS
6 19 (1.23%) Jupyter
7 16 (1.04%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 15 (0.97%) Apache
9 12 (0.78%) Headless CMS
10 8 (0.52%) Confluence
11 6 (0.39%) Elasticsearch
12 5 (0.32%) Apache Solr
13 4 (0.26%) WordPress
14 3 (0.19%) Drupal
14 3 (0.19%) IIS
15 1 (0.065%) Appian
15 1 (0.065%) OpenStack
15 1 (0.065%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 77 (5.00%) Microsoft Office
2 35 (2.27%) Microsoft Excel
3 23 (1.49%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 23 (1.49%) Microsoft Project
4 18 (1.17%) Figma
5 14 (0.91%) InVision
5 14 (0.91%) Windchill
6 13 (0.84%) Spreadsheet
7 9 (0.58%) Sketch
8 7 (0.45%) Chatbot
8 7 (0.45%) FrameMaker
8 7 (0.45%) MS Visio
9 6 (0.39%) S-PLUS
10 4 (0.26%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 3 (0.19%) Acrobat
12 2 (0.13%) SPSS
13 1 (0.065%) Adobe Illustrator
13 1 (0.065%) Photoshop
13 1 (0.065%) RoboHelp
13 1 (0.065%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 55 (3.57%) TrackWise
2 19 (1.23%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 16 (1.04%) Magento
4 13 (0.84%) Oracle Clinical
5 8 (0.52%) SAP S/4HANA
6 6 (0.39%) Oracle ERP
7 4 (0.26%) Dynamics CRM
8 3 (0.19%) Dynamics NAV
8 3 (0.19%) Salesforce.com CRM
8 3 (0.19%) SAP CO
9 2 (0.13%) SAP ERP
9 2 (0.13%) SAP Forecasting and Replenishment
9 2 (0.13%) SAP MM
9 2 (0.13%) SAP PP
10 1 (0.065%) iTrent
10 1 (0.065%) Oracle Financials
10 1 (0.065%) SAP FI
10 1 (0.065%) SAP FI/CO
10 1 (0.065%) SAP PP-PI
10 1 (0.065%) SAP QM
Cloud Services
1 210 (13.65%) Veeva
2 208 (13.52%) SaaS
3 193 (12.54%) AWS
4 110 (7.15%) Azure
5 66 (4.29%) GCP
6 46 (2.99%) Serverless
7 43 (2.79%) Power Platform
8 31 (2.01%) Microsoft 365
9 19 (1.23%) Smartsheet
10 13 (0.84%) Google Analytics
11 12 (0.78%) Snowflake
12 11 (0.71%) Amazon EC2
12 11 (0.71%) AWS CloudFormation
13 9 (0.58%) Amazon S3
13 9 (0.58%) Cloud Computing
13 9 (0.58%) Dynamics 365
13 9 (0.58%) Miro
14 8 (0.52%) AWS Lambda
14 8 (0.52%) IaaS
15 7 (0.45%) Datadog
Communications & Networking
1 11 (0.71%) HTTP
2 10 (0.65%) Firewall
3 9 (0.58%) SAN
4 8 (0.52%) Internet
4 8 (0.52%) VoIP
5 5 (0.32%) Intranet
5 5 (0.32%) TCP/IP
6 4 (0.26%) FTP
6 4 (0.26%) NAS
6 4 (0.26%) Network Security
6 4 (0.26%) Unified Communications
6 4 (0.26%) VLAN
6 4 (0.26%) VPN
7 2 (0.13%) BGP
7 2 (0.13%) Modbus
7 2 (0.13%) OSPF
7 2 (0.13%) RS-485
8 1 (0.065%) DNS
8 1 (0.065%) Wireless
8 1 (0.065%) WPA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 81 (5.26%) Tableau
2 79 (5.13%) Data Warehouse
3 62 (4.03%) Metadata
4 59 (3.83%) Relational Database
5 49 (3.18%) Base SAS
6 48 (3.12%) SQL Server
7 44 (2.86%) Big Data
7 44 (2.86%) PostgreSQL
8 42 (2.73%) Data Lake
9 40 (2.60%) Power BI
10 33 (2.14%) Oracle ODI
11 32 (2.08%) MySQL
12 31 (2.01%) Spotfire
13 30 (1.95%) Hadoop
14 24 (1.56%) Data Mining
14 24 (1.56%) Electronic Patient Records
15 22 (1.43%) MongoDB
16 20 (1.30%) NoSQL
17 19 (1.23%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
18 13 (0.84%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 62 (4.03%) Git (software)
2 42 (2.73%) JIRA
3 33 (2.14%) Jenkins
4 24 (1.56%) GitLab
5 21 (1.36%) Oracle APEX
6 19 (1.23%) Octopus Deploy
6 19 (1.23%) Team Foundation Server
6 19 (1.23%) TestRail
7 18 (1.17%) webpack
8 17 (1.10%) Cucumber
9 15 (0.97%) Oracle Forms
10 14 (0.91%) Mocha
11 13 (0.84%) Maven
12 11 (0.71%) JUnit
12 11 (0.71%) Selenium
13 7 (0.45%) Subversion
14 6 (0.39%) Visual Studio
15 5 (0.32%) Balsamiq
15 5 (0.32%) Cypress.io
15 5 (0.32%) TeamCity
General
1 783 (50.88%) Pharmaceutical
2 626 (40.68%) Social Skills
3 254 (16.50%) Analytical Skills
4 186 (12.09%) Finance
5 159 (10.33%) Inclusion and Diversity
6 144 (9.36%) Law
7 127 (8.25%) Presentation Skills
8 124 (8.06%) Marketing
9 98 (6.37%) Manufacturing
10 77 (5.00%) German Language
11 76 (4.94%) Automotive
11 76 (4.94%) French Language
11 76 (4.94%) Organisational Skills
12 65 (4.22%) Spanish Language
13 62 (4.03%) Influencing Skills
14 59 (3.83%) Italian Language
15 54 (3.51%) Publishing
16 43 (2.79%) Public Sector
16 43 (2.79%) Retail
17 42 (2.73%) Legal
Job Titles
1 224 (14.55%) Consultant
2 176 (11.44%) Programmer
3 144 (9.36%) Statistical Programmer
4 140 (9.10%) Data Manager
5 135 (8.77%) Developer
6 117 (7.60%) Analyst
7 98 (6.37%) Implementation Consultant
8 92 (5.98%) Senior Consultant
9 71 (4.61%) Senior Programmer
10 70 (4.55%) Software Developer
11 63 (4.09%) Architect
12 61 (3.96%) Product Manager
13 60 (3.90%) Senior Statistical Programmer
14 59 (3.83%) Project Manager
15 55 (3.57%) Senior Implementation Consultant
16 51 (3.31%) Senior Manager
17 44 (2.86%) Data Engineer
18 42 (2.73%) Senior Project Manager
19 40 (2.60%) Software Engineer
20 39 (2.53%) Data Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 91 (5.91%) React
2 84 (5.46%) Web Services
3 63 (4.09%) .NET
4 59 (3.83%) HTML
5 54 (3.51%) CSS
6 50 (3.25%) REST
7 43 (2.79%) ASP.NET
8 41 (2.66%) XML
9 36 (2.34%) AngularJS
10 31 (2.01%) Node.js
11 29 (1.88%) .NET Framework
11 29 (1.88%) Redux
12 28 (1.82%) RESTful
13 27 (1.75%) Kafka
14 25 (1.62%) ASP.NET Core
15 24 (1.56%) .NET Core
16 23 (1.49%) Pandas
17 21 (1.36%) HTML5
18 20 (1.30%) NumPy
19 19 (1.23%) PyQt
Miscellaneous
1 183 (11.89%) Management Information System
2 155 (10.07%) Biotechnology
3 88 (5.72%) Self-Motivation
4 76 (4.94%) Renewable Energy
5 75 (4.87%) Algorithms
6 69 (4.48%) User Experience
7 56 (3.64%) Social Media
8 52 (3.38%) Pharmacovigilance
9 35 (2.27%) LIMS
9 35 (2.27%) Virtual Team
10 31 (2.01%) Reference Data
11 26 (1.69%) Cloud Native
12 22 (1.43%) Legacy Systems
13 19 (1.23%) Client/Server
14 18 (1.17%) NHS
15 16 (1.04%) Enterprise Software
16 13 (0.84%) Data Structures
16 13 (0.84%) Mobile App
17 11 (0.71%) Semantic Web
18 10 (0.65%) Learning Management System
Operating Systems
1 56 (3.64%) Windows
2 46 (2.99%) Linux
3 41 (2.66%) Unix
4 31 (2.01%) Mac OS
5 16 (1.04%) Windows Server
6 6 (0.39%) Android
6 6 (0.39%) Apple iOS
7 5 (0.32%) Oracle Linux
7 5 (0.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 5 (0.32%) Windows 10
8 4 (0.26%) DC/OS
8 4 (0.26%) Windows Server 2012
8 4 (0.26%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 476 (30.93%) Computer Science
2 451 (29.30%) Agile Software Development
3 380 (24.69%) Data Management
4 355 (23.07%) Data Science
5 347 (22.55%) Analytics
6 331 (21.51%) Project Management
7 294 (19.10%) Validation
8 227 (14.75%) Problem-Solving
9 212 (13.78%) Mathematics
10 191 (12.41%) Mentoring
11 166 (10.79%) Statistics
12 164 (10.66%) Software Engineering
13 162 (10.53%) Scrum
14 159 (10.33%) Clinical Data Management
15 153 (9.94%) Visualisation
16 146 (9.49%) Project Delivery
17 142 (9.23%) Business Intelligence
18 134 (8.71%) Data Governance
19 119 (7.73%) Migration
20 115 (7.47%) Data Analysis
Programming Languages
1 232 (15.07%) SQL
2 177 (11.50%) Python
3 115 (7.47%) JavaScript
4 78 (5.07%) Java
5 76 (4.94%) R
6 59 (3.83%) C#
7 57 (3.70%) TypeScript
8 55 (3.57%) SAS Macro
9 37 (2.40%) C
9 37 (2.40%) Scala
10 35 (2.27%) Bash Shell
11 25 (1.62%) PowerShell
12 16 (1.04%) Perl
13 15 (0.97%) VBA
14 14 (0.91%) PL/SQL
15 13 (0.84%) ES6
15 13 (0.84%) ES7
16 12 (0.78%) C++
17 11 (0.71%) Go
18 10 (0.65%) SPARQL
Qualifications
1 763 (49.58%) Degree
2 179 (11.63%) Computer Science Degree
3 116 (7.54%) PhD
4 89 (5.78%) Master's Degree
5 50 (3.25%) Numerate Degree
5 50 (3.25%) PMP
6 43 (2.79%) PMI Certification
7 34 (2.21%) MBA
8 14 (0.91%) ISEB
9 6 (0.39%) Postgraduate
10 4 (0.26%) CISM
10 4 (0.26%) CISSP
11 3 (0.19%) AWS Certification
11 3 (0.19%) HND
11 3 (0.19%) Security Cleared
12 2 (0.13%) CCNP
12 2 (0.13%) Cisco Certification
12 2 (0.13%) CTC Cleared
12 2 (0.13%) HNC
12 2 (0.13%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 179 (11.63%) CDISC
2 125 (8.12%) Data Quality
3 122 (7.93%) QA
4 111 (7.21%) Good Clinical Practice
5 79 (5.13%) GxP
6 53 (3.44%) 21 CFR Part 11
7 52 (3.38%) GDPR
8 25 (1.62%) HIPAA
9 20 (1.30%) GMP
9 20 (1.30%) ISO 13485
10 14 (0.91%) GLP
11 8 (0.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
12 7 (0.45%) GAMP
13 6 (0.39%) IEC 62304
14 5 (0.32%) Accessibility
14 5 (0.32%) Sarbanes-Oxley
15 4 (0.26%) Actionable Recommendations
15 4 (0.26%) PMO
15 4 (0.26%) SLA
16 2 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 17025
System Software
1 69 (4.48%) Docker
2 12 (0.78%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (0.65%) Active Directory
4 3 (0.19%) Firmware
5 2 (0.13%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.065%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.065%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 93 (6.04%) Kubernetes
2 31 (2.01%) Ansible
3 26 (1.69%) Terraform
4 12 (0.78%) Oracle EDQ
5 6 (0.39%) Kubeflow
6 5 (0.32%) Hadoop YARN
6 5 (0.32%) Single Sign-On
7 4 (0.26%) Apache Brooklyn
7 4 (0.26%) FortiGate
7 4 (0.26%) Marathon
7 4 (0.26%) Mesos
7 4 (0.26%) Prometheus
7 4 (0.26%) Puppet
8 1 (0.065%) Computer Incident Response Team
8 1 (0.065%) Grafana
8 1 (0.065%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 156 (10.14%) Oracle
2 151 (9.81%) Microsoft
3 100 (6.50%) SAP
4 72 (4.68%) OpenText
5 60 (3.90%) Facebook
5 60 (3.90%) Salesforce.com
6 46 (2.99%) Adobe
7 38 (2.47%) YouTube
8 35 (2.27%) MuleSoft
9 29 (1.88%) Agilent
10 22 (1.43%) Workday
11 19 (1.23%) Google
12 18 (1.17%) Informatica
13 14 (0.91%) PTC
14 12 (0.78%) Saba
14 12 (0.78%) ServiceNow
14 12 (0.78%) VMware
15 10 (0.65%) Dataiku
15 10 (0.65%) Siebel
15 10 (0.65%) Talend