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

Life Sciences
UK
6 months to
15 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 380 711 647
Rank change year-on-year +331 -64 +122
Permanent jobs citing Life Science 609 265 551
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.73% 0.24% 0.37%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.84% 0.61% 0.94%
Number of salaries quoted 152 171 357
10th Percentile £31,250 £37,500 £31,250
25th Percentile £40,052 £42,500 £35,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £52,500 £48,750
Median % change year-on-year +4.76% +7.69% +1.56%
75th Percentile £87,500 £65,000 £65,000
90th Percentile £110,000 £85,000 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +5.56% -

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 33,107 43,442 58,652
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 39.58% 38.64% 39.40%
Number of salaries quoted 23,456 33,855 44,741
10th Percentile £32,500 £30,750 £29,250
25th Percentile £41,250 £39,750 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year - +4.76% +5.00%
75th Percentile £75,000 £75,000 £71,750
90th Percentile £95,000 £93,750 £87,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +5.56% -

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 April 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 15 April 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 +266 439 £58,750 +11.90% 156
UK excluding London +236 360 £47,500 - 125
East of England +140 154 £47,500 - 24
Work from Home -29 121 £55,000 - 29
London +148 113 £85,000 +41.67% 54
South East +139 94 £41,957 -30.07% 45
North of England +41 50 £42,500 -15.00% 22
North West +42 41 £43,750 -2.78% 11
Scotland +37 28 £50,000 -28.57% 10
Midlands +22 16 £36,537 -14.03% 6
East Midlands +30 10 - - 3
Yorkshire +8 9 £18,000 -74.29% 8
Wales +39 7 £38,250 -42.48% 3
Northern Ireland +2 7 £31,500 -30.00% 10
West Midlands +13 6 £36,537 -14.03% 3
South West +17 4 £107,500 +330.00% 5

For the 6 months to 15 April 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.

1 229 (37.60%) Degree
2 214 (35.14%) Pharmaceutical
3 144 (23.65%) Agile Software Development
4 130 (21.35%) Computer Science
5 124 (20.36%) Analytics
6 103 (16.91%) Data Management
7 89 (14.61%) SQL
7 89 (14.61%) Law
8 87 (14.29%) Problem-Solving
9 86 (14.12%) SAS
10 84 (13.79%) Data Science
11 81 (13.30%) Project Management
12 71 (11.66%) Finance
12 71 (11.66%) Validation
13 69 (11.33%) CDISC
14 67 (11.00%) Manufacturing
15 64 (10.51%) Automotive
15 64 (10.51%) Renewable Energy
16 61 (10.02%) Analytical Skills
17 59 (9.69%) Python
17 59 (9.69%) Statistics
18 58 (9.52%) Management Information System
19 56 (9.20%) Mathematics
20 55 (9.03%) AWS
20 55 (9.03%) Marketing
21 54 (8.87%) QA
22 51 (8.37%) JavaScript
23 49 (8.05%) Data Modelling
23 49 (8.05%) Microsoft
24 47 (7.72%) Mentoring

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 86 (14.12%) SAS
2 9 (1.48%) Adobe Experience Manager
2 9 (1.48%) Confluence
3 8 (1.31%) Apache Spark
4 7 (1.15%) SharePoint
5 4 (0.66%) CMS
6 3 (0.49%) Drupal
6 3 (0.49%) WordPress
7 2 (0.33%) Apache
7 2 (0.33%) Documentum
8 1 (0.16%) Elasticsearch
8 1 (0.16%) IIS
8 1 (0.16%) MS Exchange
8 1 (0.16%) NetWeaver
8 1 (0.16%) nginx
8 1 (0.16%) Tomcat
Applications
1 26 (4.27%) Microsoft Office
2 21 (3.45%) Microsoft Excel
3 15 (2.46%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 9 (1.48%) Sketch
5 6 (0.99%) Figma
6 5 (0.82%) Spreadsheet
6 5 (0.82%) Zeplin
7 3 (0.49%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 3 (0.49%) Adobe Illustrator
7 3 (0.49%) InVision
8 2 (0.33%) Adobe After Effects
8 2 (0.33%) Microsoft Project
8 2 (0.33%) MS Visio
9 1 (0.16%) Acrobat
9 1 (0.16%) InDesign
9 1 (0.16%) OmniGraffle
9 1 (0.16%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 20 (3.28%) SAP S/4HANA
2 12 (1.97%) Magento
3 7 (1.15%) BambooHR
3 7 (1.15%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 5 (0.82%) Oracle Clinical
5 4 (0.66%) Dynamics CRM
5 4 (0.66%) HFM
5 4 (0.66%) Hyperion Planning
5 4 (0.66%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
6 2 (0.33%) Dynamics NAV
6 2 (0.33%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 2 (0.33%) SAP MM
6 2 (0.33%) SAP PP
6 2 (0.33%) SAP SD
7 1 (0.16%) Q-Pulse
7 1 (0.16%) SAP BPC
7 1 (0.16%) SAP CO
7 1 (0.16%) SAP FI/CO
7 1 (0.16%) SAP GRC
7 1 (0.16%) SAP QM
Cloud Services
1 55 (9.03%) AWS
2 38 (6.24%) Azure
3 28 (4.60%) GCP
4 22 (3.61%) Serverless
5 18 (2.96%) Microsoft 365
6 16 (2.63%) Power Platform
6 16 (2.63%) SaaS
7 9 (1.48%) GitHub
8 5 (0.82%) Amazon S3
9 4 (0.66%) Azure Active Directory
9 4 (0.66%) Dynamics 365
9 4 (0.66%) Veeva
10 3 (0.49%) Google Analytics
11 2 (0.33%) Amazon Cognito
11 2 (0.33%) Amazon EC2
11 2 (0.33%) Amazon SageMaker
11 2 (0.33%) Apigee
11 2 (0.33%) AWS Lambda
11 2 (0.33%) OpenShift
11 2 (0.33%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 18 (2.96%) Firewall
1 18 (2.96%) NAS
1 18 (2.96%) SAN
1 18 (2.96%) VoIP
2 9 (1.48%) VPN
3 7 (1.15%) DHCP
3 7 (1.15%) DNS
4 5 (0.82%) TCP/IP
5 3 (0.49%) HTTP
5 3 (0.49%) Internet
5 3 (0.49%) Intranet
6 2 (0.33%) Skype
6 2 (0.33%) SSL
7 1 (0.16%) Ethernet
7 1 (0.16%) IPsec
7 1 (0.16%) LAN
7 1 (0.16%) Network Security
7 1 (0.16%) WAN
7 1 (0.16%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (5.75%) Tableau
2 32 (5.25%) MySQL
3 31 (5.09%) Big Data
4 27 (4.43%) Data Warehouse
5 24 (3.94%) SQL Server
6 17 (2.79%) PostgreSQL
7 16 (2.63%) Data Lake
7 16 (2.63%) Oracle ODI
8 15 (2.46%) Relational Database
9 14 (2.30%) Power BI
10 13 (2.13%) MongoDB
10 13 (2.13%) NoSQL
11 11 (1.81%) Amazon RDS
12 10 (1.64%) Base SAS
12 10 (1.64%) GIS
13 9 (1.48%) Amazon Redshift
14 8 (1.31%) Data Mining
15 5 (0.82%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
16 4 (0.66%) BusinessObjects
16 4 (0.66%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 31 (5.09%) Git (software)
2 21 (3.45%) JIRA
3 16 (2.63%) Oracle APEX
4 14 (2.30%) Cucumber
5 9 (1.48%) Cypress.io
5 9 (1.48%) Jenkins
6 8 (1.31%) Jasmine
6 8 (1.31%) JUnit
6 8 (1.31%) Karma Test Runner
6 8 (1.31%) Mockito
7 6 (0.99%) Bitbucket
7 6 (0.99%) GitLab
7 6 (0.99%) Visual Studio
8 5 (0.82%) Postman
9 4 (0.66%) Subversion
9 4 (0.66%) webpack
10 3 (0.49%) Grunt
10 3 (0.49%) ProC
11 2 (0.33%) Eclipse
11 2 (0.33%) RubyMine
General
1 214 (35.14%) Pharmaceutical
2 89 (14.61%) Law
3 71 (11.66%) Finance
4 67 (11.00%) Manufacturing
5 64 (10.51%) Automotive
6 55 (9.03%) Marketing
7 37 (6.08%) Games
8 15 (2.46%) Retail
9 13 (2.13%) Legal
10 12 (1.97%) Telecoms
11 11 (1.81%) Public Sector
12 10 (1.64%) German Language
13 9 (1.48%) Czech Language
13 9 (1.48%) Publishing
14 7 (1.15%) Italian Language
15 6 (0.99%) French Language
16 4 (0.66%) Electronics
16 4 (0.66%) Spanish Language
17 3 (0.49%) Billing
17 3 (0.49%) Brand Awareness
Job Titles
1 65 (10.67%) Programmer
2 63 (10.34%) Data Manager
3 61 (10.02%) Developer
4 53 (8.70%) Statistical Programmer
5 46 (7.55%) Architect
6 37 (6.08%) Analyst
7 29 (4.76%) Consultant
7 29 (4.76%) Senior Programmer
8 25 (4.11%) Senior Statistical Programmer
9 23 (3.78%) Product Manager
9 23 (3.78%) Software Developer
10 22 (3.61%) Data Architect
11 21 (3.45%) Digital Product Manager
11 21 (3.45%) Project Manager
12 17 (2.79%) Data Engineer
12 17 (2.79%) Support Analyst
13 15 (2.46%) Solutions Architect
14 14 (2.30%) Graduate
15 13 (2.13%) SAS Programmer
15 13 (2.13%) Senior Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (5.58%) CSS
2 33 (5.42%) HTML
3 30 (4.93%) React
4 24 (3.94%) AngularJS
5 23 (3.78%) Node.js
6 21 (3.45%) REST
6 21 (3.45%) XML
7 14 (2.30%) Spring Boot
7 14 (2.30%) Web Services
8 13 (2.13%) .NET
9 11 (1.81%) EDI
10 9 (1.48%) Spring
11 8 (1.31%) Entity Framework
11 8 (1.31%) JPA
11 8 (1.31%) Natural Language Processing
11 8 (1.31%) Vue.js
12 6 (0.99%) ASP.NET Web API
12 6 (0.99%) JSON
13 5 (0.82%) Kafka
13 5 (0.82%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 64 (10.51%) Renewable Energy
2 61 (10.02%) Analytical Skills
3 58 (9.52%) Management Information System
4 44 (7.22%) Biotechnology
5 29 (4.76%) User Experience
6 24 (3.94%) Self-Motivation
7 14 (2.30%) FMCG
8 10 (1.64%) Virtual Team
9 9 (1.48%) Data Structures
9 9 (1.48%) Enterprise Software
9 9 (1.48%) Reference Data
9 9 (1.48%) Social Media
10 8 (1.31%) Greenfield Project
10 8 (1.31%) NHS
10 8 (1.31%) Pharmacovigilance
11 6 (0.99%) Algorithms
11 6 (0.99%) LIMS
12 4 (0.66%) Analytical Mindset
12 4 (0.66%) Mobile App
12 4 (0.66%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 27 (4.43%) Windows
2 17 (2.79%) Windows Server
3 15 (2.46%) Linux
4 12 (1.97%) Windows Server 2012
4 12 (1.97%) Windows Server 2016
5 5 (0.82%) Unix
6 4 (0.66%) Windows 10
7 3 (0.49%) Windows 7
8 2 (0.33%) CentOS
8 2 (0.33%) Ubuntu
8 2 (0.33%) Windows 8
9 1 (0.16%) Android
9 1 (0.16%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 144 (23.65%) Agile Software Development
2 130 (21.35%) Computer Science
3 124 (20.36%) Analytics
4 103 (16.91%) Data Management
5 87 (14.29%) Problem-Solving
6 84 (13.79%) Data Science
7 81 (13.30%) Project Management
8 71 (11.66%) Validation
9 59 (9.69%) Statistics
10 56 (9.20%) Mathematics
11 49 (8.05%) Data Modelling
12 47 (7.72%) Mentoring
13 44 (7.22%) Coaching
14 43 (7.06%) Clinical Data Management
15 42 (6.90%) Business Intelligence
16 39 (6.40%) Data Analytics
17 37 (6.08%) Software Engineering
17 37 (6.08%) Visualisation
18 36 (5.91%) Artificial Intelligence
18 36 (5.91%) Product Management
Programming Languages
1 89 (14.61%) SQL
2 59 (9.69%) Python
3 51 (8.37%) JavaScript
4 30 (4.93%) R
5 23 (3.78%) Java
6 21 (3.45%) C#
7 19 (3.12%) TypeScript
8 10 (1.64%) C
8 10 (1.64%) C++
8 10 (1.64%) SAS Macro
9 6 (0.99%) Bash Shell
9 6 (0.99%) PL/1
10 4 (0.66%) Perl
10 4 (0.66%) PHP
11 3 (0.49%) PowerShell
11 3 (0.49%) PROC SQL
12 2 (0.33%) Embedded C
12 2 (0.33%) Kotlin
12 2 (0.33%) Ruby
12 2 (0.33%) VB
Qualifications
1 229 (37.60%) Degree
2 30 (4.93%) Computer Science Degree
3 28 (4.60%) PhD
4 18 (2.96%) Master's Degree
5 13 (2.13%) Numerate Degree
6 6 (0.99%) PMI Certification
6 6 (0.99%) PMP
7 4 (0.66%) ACCA
7 4 (0.66%) CIMA
7 4 (0.66%) CISM
7 4 (0.66%) CISSP
7 4 (0.66%) CRISC
7 4 (0.66%) CSPO
7 4 (0.66%) Microsoft Certification
7 4 (0.66%) SANS
8 3 (0.49%) ISTQB
9 2 (0.33%) ISEB
9 2 (0.33%) Postgraduate
9 2 (0.33%) TOGAF Certification
10 1 (0.16%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 69 (11.33%) CDISC
2 54 (8.87%) QA
3 33 (5.42%) Good Clinical Practice
4 12 (1.97%) Data Quality
4 12 (1.97%) PMO
5 7 (1.15%) 21 CFR Part 11
6 5 (0.82%) GMP
6 5 (0.82%) GxP
7 4 (0.66%) GDPR
7 4 (0.66%) NIST
7 4 (0.66%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 3 (0.49%) HIPAA
8 3 (0.49%) ISO 9001
8 3 (0.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 3 (0.49%) SLA
9 2 (0.33%) ISO 13485
10 1 (0.16%) GAMP
10 1 (0.16%) ITGC
System Software
1 27 (4.43%) Active Directory
2 18 (2.96%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (2.46%) Docker
4 6 (0.99%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.16%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.16%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 14 (2.30%) Kubernetes
2 1 (0.16%) Ansible
2 1 (0.16%) CASB
2 1 (0.16%) Cisco UCCE
2 1 (0.16%) Cisco UCCX
2 1 (0.16%) Puppet
2 1 (0.16%) Single Sign-On
2 1 (0.16%) Terraform
2 1 (0.16%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 1 (0.16%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 49 (8.05%) Microsoft
2 46 (7.55%) SAP
3 44 (7.22%) Oracle
4 26 (4.27%) Google
5 20 (3.28%) MuleSoft
6 18 (2.96%) VMware
7 14 (2.30%) Cisco
8 13 (2.13%) Adobe
9 12 (1.97%) Facebook
10 9 (1.48%) Verint
11 8 (1.31%) IBM
11 8 (1.31%) Instagram
11 8 (1.31%) Salesforce.com
12 5 (0.82%) Avaya
12 5 (0.82%) Citrix
13 4 (0.66%) Hyperion
13 4 (0.66%) Informatica
13 4 (0.66%) New Relic
13 4 (0.66%) Twitter
13 4 (0.66%) YouTube