Period
to 22 October 2018

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 22 October 2018 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Life Sciences
UK
6 months to
22 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 736 673 813
Rank change year-on-year -63 +140 -102
Permanent jobs citing Life Science 450 598 467
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.27% 0.34% 0.25%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.62% 0.77% 0.58%
Number of salaries quoted 246 300 279
UK median annual salary £57,500 £50,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +15.00% +11.11% -5.26%
10th Percentile £29,004 £31,250 £25,500
90th Percentile £90,000 £75,000 £76,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year -5.56% +5.88% -

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 72,669 77,822 80,539
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 44.10% 44.61% 42.46%
Number of salaries quoted 56,275 58,503 66,072
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £28,250 £27,500 £27,000
90th Percentile £86,250 £82,475 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%

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 22 October 2018.

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 22 October 2018. 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 -41 435 £57,500 +15.00% 116
UK excluding London -19 270 £42,500 -5.56% 95
London -25 165 £65,000 +23.81% 27
South East +40 123 £42,500 -15.00% 32
East of England +23 84 £47,500 -3.06% 30
North of England -51 45 £40,000 +12.68% 14
North West -57 27 £40,000 +11.50% 8
Yorkshire +34 16 £35,500 - 2
South West -21 9 £47,500 +28.38% 5
Midlands +15 6 £29,522 +64.01% 8
East Midlands -10 5 £29,522 -64.22% 2
Scotland +2 3 £42,500 +13.33% 5
North East -18 2 £37,500 +87.50% 4
West Midlands +22 1 - - 6

For the 6 months to 22 October 2018, 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.

1 166 (36.89%) Agile Software Development
2 127 (28.22%) Degree
3 126 (28.00%) Manufacturing
4 115 (25.56%) Pharmaceutical
5 104 (23.11%) Problem-Solving
6 97 (21.56%) SQL
7 96 (21.33%) Computer Science
8 95 (21.11%) Java
9 93 (20.67%) Python
10 90 (20.00%) Finance
11 83 (18.44%) Analytics
12 71 (15.78%) Git (software)
13 67 (14.89%) Data Management
14 66 (14.67%) HTML
15 64 (14.22%) Analytical Skills
16 62 (13.78%) Scrum
17 61 (13.56%) Mathematics
18 60 (13.33%) JavaScript
19 59 (13.11%) CSS
19 59 (13.11%) TDD
20 58 (12.89%) Continuous Integration
20 58 (12.89%) Amazon AWS
21 56 (12.44%) Web Services
22 53 (11.78%) Linux
22 53 (11.78%) Business Intelligence
23 52 (11.56%) Project Management
24 51 (11.33%) Test Automation
25 50 (11.11%) Machine Learning
26 47 (10.44%) Scala
27 46 (10.22%) Retail

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 27 (6.00%) Apache Spark
2 21 (4.67%) Apache
3 16 (3.56%) OpenStack
4 15 (3.33%) MS Exchange
5 13 (2.89%) Elasticsearch
6 8 (1.78%) Drupal
7 7 (1.56%) CMS
8 6 (1.33%) SAS
9 5 (1.11%) WordPress
10 4 (0.89%) Confluence
10 4 (0.89%) IIS
11 2 (0.44%) Documentum
11 2 (0.44%) SharePoint
11 2 (0.44%) Skype for Business
12 1 (0.22%) JBoss
12 1 (0.22%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 1 (0.22%) Tomcat
12 1 (0.22%) WebSphere
Applications
1 38 (8.44%) Microsoft Excel
2 25 (5.56%) Microsoft Office
3 19 (4.22%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 11 (2.44%) MS Visio
5 4 (0.89%) InVision
6 3 (0.67%) Microsoft Project
7 2 (0.44%) Gephi
7 2 (0.44%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.44%) SPSS
8 1 (0.22%) InDesign
8 1 (0.22%) Photoshop
8 1 (0.22%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 16 (3.56%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 9 (2.00%) SAP GRC
3 6 (1.33%) SAP BPC
4 5 (1.11%) HFM
4 5 (1.11%) Oracle EBS R12
4 5 (1.11%) SAP GTS
4 5 (1.11%) SAP MDG
4 5 (1.11%) SAP S/4HANA
5 4 (0.89%) Hyperion Planning
5 4 (0.89%) Oracle EBS
5 4 (0.89%) PeopleSoft HCM
5 4 (0.89%) SAP HCM
6 3 (0.67%) Oracle Financials
7 2 (0.44%) Maximo
7 2 (0.44%) NetSuite
7 2 (0.44%) Oracle Assets
7 2 (0.44%) Oracle General Ledger
7 2 (0.44%) Oracle Payables
7 2 (0.44%) Oracle Receivables
7 2 (0.44%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 58 (12.89%) Amazon AWS
2 30 (6.67%) Office 365
3 27 (6.00%) SaaS
4 17 (3.78%) Microsoft Azure
5 15 (3.33%) Google Cloud Platform
6 14 (3.11%) Cloud Computing
7 9 (2.00%) Amazon EC2
8 8 (1.78%) Amazon S3
9 7 (1.56%) PaaS
9 7 (1.56%) SuccessFactors
10 5 (1.11%) Amazon SQS
10 5 (1.11%) Google Analytics
11 3 (0.67%) CloudFront
12 2 (0.44%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
13 1 (0.22%) Amazon EMR
13 1 (0.22%) BrowserStack
13 1 (0.22%) Dynamics 365
13 1 (0.22%) GitHub
13 1 (0.22%) Veeva
13 1 (0.22%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 19 (4.22%) HTTP
2 12 (2.67%) Software-Defined Networking
3 9 (2.00%) Firewall
4 4 (0.89%) DNS
4 4 (0.89%) Internet
4 4 (0.89%) NAS
4 4 (0.89%) SAN
4 4 (0.89%) VLAN
4 4 (0.89%) VoIP
4 4 (0.89%) VPN
5 3 (0.67%) DHCP
5 3 (0.67%) Ethernet
5 3 (0.67%) LAN
5 3 (0.67%) WAN
6 2 (0.44%) Intrusion Detection
6 2 (0.44%) Modbus
6 2 (0.44%) Network Security
6 2 (0.44%) RTP
6 2 (0.44%) SSL
6 2 (0.44%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (9.11%) Big Data
2 40 (8.89%) SQL Server
3 36 (8.00%) MySQL
4 25 (5.56%) Hadoop
5 23 (5.11%) Apache Hive
6 21 (4.67%) MongoDB
7 20 (4.44%) NoSQL
8 19 (4.22%) Data Warehouse
9 18 (4.00%) Power BI
10 17 (3.78%) Apache Cassandra
10 17 (3.78%) Relational Database
11 16 (3.56%) PostgreSQL
12 15 (3.33%) BusinessObjects
12 15 (3.33%) HBase
12 15 (3.33%) Impala
13 14 (3.11%) SAP BW
13 14 (3.11%) SAP HANA
13 14 (3.11%) Text Mining
14 9 (2.00%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
14 9 (2.00%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 71 (15.78%) Git (software)
2 31 (6.89%) Jenkins
3 23 (5.11%) JIRA
4 16 (3.56%) JUnit
5 10 (2.22%) Cucumber
6 7 (1.56%) Selenium
6 7 (1.56%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 6 (1.33%) Maven
7 6 (1.33%) Mercurial
8 5 (1.11%) Subversion
9 4 (0.89%) Axure RP
9 4 (0.89%) Gatling
9 4 (0.89%) Oracle Forms
9 4 (0.89%) Visual Studio
9 4 (0.89%) Zephyr
10 3 (0.67%) git-flow
10 3 (0.67%) Mocha
11 2 (0.44%) Grunt
11 2 (0.44%) gulp
11 2 (0.44%) MSTest
General
1 126 (28.00%) Manufacturing
2 115 (25.56%) Pharmaceutical
3 90 (20.00%) Finance
4 46 (10.22%) Retail
5 27 (6.00%) Telecoms
6 21 (4.67%) Marketing
7 19 (4.22%) Automotive
8 15 (3.33%) Banking
8 15 (3.33%) Legal
9 9 (2.00%) German Language
10 8 (1.78%) Law
11 6 (1.33%) Aerospace
12 4 (0.89%) Advertising
12 4 (0.89%) Military
13 3 (0.67%) Electronics
13 3 (0.67%) Humanities
14 2 (0.44%) Social Science
15 1 (0.22%) Czech Language
Job Titles
1 106 (23.56%) Developer
2 50 (11.11%) Analyst
2 50 (11.11%) Consultant
3 25 (5.56%) Python Developer
4 23 (5.11%) Java Developer
5 22 (4.89%) Senior Consultant
6 21 (4.67%) Software Engineer
7 20 (4.44%) Applications Engineer
8 16 (3.56%) Data Engineer
8 16 (3.56%) Senior Developer
9 14 (3.11%) Big Data Engineer
9 14 (3.11%) Data Scientist
9 14 (3.11%) SAP Manager
9 14 (3.11%) Support Analyst
10 13 (2.89%) Architect
10 13 (2.89%) Full Stack Developer
10 13 (2.89%) Programmer
10 13 (2.89%) Software Consultant
11 12 (2.67%) Lead Developer
11 12 (2.67%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 66 (14.67%) HTML
2 59 (13.11%) CSS
3 56 (12.44%) Web Services
4 37 (8.22%) .NET
5 35 (7.78%) HTML5
6 27 (6.00%) CSS3
6 27 (6.00%) jQuery
7 26 (5.78%) ASP.NET
8 25 (5.56%) Spring
9 24 (5.33%) REST
10 22 (4.89%) AngularJS
10 22 (4.89%) Django
11 20 (4.44%) RESTful
12 18 (4.00%) Kafka
12 18 (4.00%) React
13 17 (3.78%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 15 (3.33%) ASP.NET MVC
14 15 (3.33%) Node.js
14 15 (3.33%) XML
15 12 (2.67%) Symfony
Miscellaneous
1 96 (21.33%) Computer Science
2 64 (14.22%) Analytical Skills
3 42 (9.33%) Management Information System
4 41 (9.11%) Self-Motivation
5 35 (7.78%) Virtual Team
6 32 (7.11%) Algorithms
6 32 (7.11%) User Experience
7 16 (3.56%) Data Centre
7 16 (3.56%) Data Structures
8 13 (2.89%) Mobile App
9 11 (2.44%) e-Learning
9 11 (2.44%) Robotics
10 10 (2.22%) Greenfield Project
11 9 (2.00%) Public Cloud
12 8 (1.78%) Reference Data
13 7 (1.56%) PMI
14 5 (1.11%) Biotechnology
14 5 (1.11%) Client/Server
14 5 (1.11%) LIMS
14 5 (1.11%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 53 (11.78%) Linux
2 36 (8.00%) Windows
3 22 (4.89%) Unix
4 11 (2.44%) Apple iOS
4 11 (2.44%) Windows Server
5 10 (2.22%) Windows 10
6 6 (1.33%) CentOS
6 6 (1.33%) Ubuntu
7 5 (1.11%) Debian
8 3 (0.67%) Windows 7
8 3 (0.67%) Windows Server 2012
9 2 (0.44%) Embedded Linux
9 2 (0.44%) VxWorks
9 2 (0.44%) Windows Server 2008
10 1 (0.22%) Android
10 1 (0.22%) DC/OS
10 1 (0.22%) Windows 8
10 1 (0.22%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (0.22%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 166 (36.89%) Agile Software Development
2 104 (23.11%) Problem-Solving
3 83 (18.44%) Analytics
4 67 (14.89%) Data Management
5 62 (13.78%) Scrum
6 61 (13.56%) Mathematics
7 59 (13.11%) TDD
8 58 (12.89%) Continuous Integration
9 53 (11.78%) Business Intelligence
10 52 (11.56%) Project Management
11 51 (11.33%) Test Automation
12 50 (11.11%) Machine Learning
13 46 (10.22%) Software Engineering
14 45 (10.00%) Data Science
15 41 (9.11%) ETL
15 41 (9.11%) Microservices
16 40 (8.89%) Web Development
17 37 (8.22%) ERP
17 37 (8.22%) Mentoring
18 35 (7.78%) Business Development
Programming Languages
1 97 (21.56%) SQL
2 95 (21.11%) Java
3 93 (20.67%) Python
4 60 (13.33%) JavaScript
5 47 (10.44%) Scala
6 40 (8.89%) C#
7 33 (7.33%) C++
8 23 (5.11%) PHP
9 16 (3.56%) C
10 14 (3.11%) R
11 13 (2.89%) Java 8
12 10 (2.22%) Perl
13 9 (2.00%) VB.NET
14 8 (1.78%) Go
15 6 (1.33%) Bash Shell
15 6 (1.33%) Ruby
15 6 (1.33%) T-SQL
16 5 (1.11%) Delphi
16 5 (1.11%) PL/SQL
16 5 (1.11%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 127 (28.22%) Degree
2 25 (5.56%) Master's Degree
3 21 (4.67%) PhD
4 20 (4.44%) PMI Certification
5 18 (4.00%) Computer Science Degree
6 14 (3.11%) CISSP
7 13 (2.89%) PMP
8 12 (2.67%) CISA
9 9 (2.00%) CISM
10 7 (1.56%) ITIL Certification
10 7 (1.56%) Numerate Degree
10 7 (1.56%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 7 (1.56%) SAP Certification
11 5 (1.11%) ISTQB
12 4 (0.89%) Cisco Certification
13 3 (0.67%) ISEB
13 3 (0.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 3 (0.67%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 3 (0.67%) Microsoft Certification
14 2 (0.44%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (6.44%) QA
2 22 (4.89%) GDPR
3 20 (4.44%) Data Quality
4 13 (2.89%) GAMP
5 9 (2.00%) IASME
6 6 (1.33%) GxP
7 5 (1.11%) ISO 9001
7 5 (1.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 5 (1.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 3 (0.67%) GMP
9 2 (0.44%) MISRA
9 2 (0.44%) MISRA C
9 2 (0.44%) SLA
10 1 (0.22%) Actionable Recommendations
10 1 (0.22%) HL7
10 1 (0.22%) ISO 13485
10 1 (0.22%) JTAG
10 1 (0.22%) PMO
System Software
1 19 (4.22%) Active Directory
2 17 (3.78%) HDFS
3 15 (3.33%) Docker
3 15 (3.33%) VMware Infrastructure
4 9 (2.00%) Lustre
5 5 (1.11%) Hyper-V
5 5 (1.11%) Virtual Machines
6 4 (0.89%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.22%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 18 (4.00%) Ansible
2 6 (1.33%) Puppet
3 5 (1.11%) Kubernetes
4 3 (0.67%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (0.44%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 1 (0.22%) Apache Brooklyn
6 1 (0.22%) Marathon
6 1 (0.22%) Mesos
6 1 (0.22%) Salt
6 1 (0.22%) SCCM
6 1 (0.22%) Terraform
6 1 (0.22%) vCenter Server
6 1 (0.22%) WSUS
Vendors
1 45 (10.00%) Microsoft
2 41 (9.11%) SAP
2 41 (9.11%) Tableau
3 36 (8.00%) Oracle
4 26 (5.78%) Google
5 21 (4.67%) VMware
6 16 (3.56%) MicroStrategy
7 15 (3.33%) Cloudera
7 15 (3.33%) Hortonworks
7 15 (3.33%) MapR
8 10 (2.22%) Alteryx
9 9 (2.00%) Red Hat
9 9 (2.00%) Salesforce.com
9 9 (2.00%) Talend
10 8 (1.78%) Ariba
10 8 (1.78%) Cognizant
10 8 (1.78%) IBM
10 8 (1.78%) Informatica
11 7 (1.56%) Ab Initio
12 6 (1.33%) Apple