Period
to 8 April 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 8 April 2020 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Life Sciences
UK
6 months to
8 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 717 635 767
Rank change year-on-year -82 +132 +41
Permanent jobs citing Life Science 276 542 478
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.24% 0.36% 0.27%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.62% 0.92% 0.70%
Number of salaries quoted 189 361 228
Median annual salary £52,500 £47,500 £49,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.53% -4.04% -1.00%
10th Percentile £37,500 £30,000 £32,000
90th Percentile £95,000 £85,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £42,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +11.76% -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 44,672 58,840 68,277
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 38.59% 39.44% 38.28%
Number of salaries quoted 34,303 44,286 53,487
Median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £30,750 £29,250 £28,250
90th Percentile £92,500 £87,500 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +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 8 April 2020.

Salary histogram for Life Science in the UK

Life Science
Top 17 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 8 April 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 -68 248 £52,500 +10.53% 104
UK excluding London -41 184 £47,500 +11.76% 66
London +36 76 £60,000 -17.24% 40
North of England +20 52 £52,500 +31.25% 5
South East +12 51 £60,000 +41.18% 15
East of England +10 39 £47,500 -0.57% 32
North West -2 36 £48,750 +8.33% 4
Midlands +40 25 £42,500 +10.39% 6
Work from Home +12 19 £55,000 +37.50% 9
West Midlands +37 16 £42,500 -5.56% 3
East Midlands +22 9 £45,000 +28.57% 3
Yorkshire +40 8 £70,000 +80.65% 1
North East +3 8 £50,000 +37.93%
Scotland +30 6 £82,500 +50.00% 2
Northern Ireland - 5 £45,000 -
South West +27 4 £25,000 -47.37% 6
Wales -7 2 £66,500 +77.33%

For the 6 months to 8 April 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 95 (34.42%) Agile Software Development
2 93 (33.70%) Manufacturing
3 73 (26.45%) JavaScript
4 57 (20.65%) Degree
5 56 (20.29%) Finance
6 42 (15.22%) AWS
7 41 (14.86%) React
8 39 (14.13%) AngularJS
8 39 (14.13%) Python
9 37 (13.41%) Pharmaceutical
10 36 (13.04%) Java
11 35 (12.68%) Git (software)
12 34 (12.32%) Project Management
12 34 (12.32%) SQL
13 33 (11.96%) Windows
13 33 (11.96%) Artificial Intelligence
14 32 (11.59%) SAP
14 32 (11.59%) CSS
14 32 (11.59%) Web Services
14 32 (11.59%) HTML
14 32 (11.59%) Docker
14 32 (11.59%) DevOps
15 29 (10.51%) Azure
15 29 (10.51%) BDD
16 28 (10.14%) Software Engineering
16 28 (10.14%) User Experience
16 28 (10.14%) Analytical Skills
17 27 (9.78%) TDD
17 27 (9.78%) Linux
18 26 (9.42%) Computer Science

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 13 (4.71%) Cloud Foundry
2 10 (3.62%) Elasticsearch
3 7 (2.54%) Apache Spark
4 6 (2.17%) SharePoint
5 5 (1.81%) Oracle Coherence
6 4 (1.45%) Confluence
7 2 (0.72%) Anypoint
7 2 (0.72%) Apache
7 2 (0.72%) CMS
7 2 (0.72%) Mule
7 2 (0.72%) Mule ESB
7 2 (0.72%) Oracle Workflow
8 1 (0.36%) Drupal
8 1 (0.36%) MS Exchange
8 1 (0.36%) OnBase
8 1 (0.36%) OpenStack
8 1 (0.36%) Skype for Business
8 1 (0.36%) WordPress
Applications
1 9 (3.26%) Microsoft Excel
2 8 (2.90%) Sketch
3 6 (2.17%) Figma
3 6 (2.17%) OmniGraffle
4 4 (1.45%) Microsoft Office
5 3 (1.09%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.36%) Camtasia
6 1 (0.36%) XMetaL
Business Applications
1 25 (9.06%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 13 (4.71%) Dynamics CRM
3 10 (3.62%) Dynamics NAV
4 6 (2.17%) SAP CRM
5 5 (1.81%) SAP S/4HANA
6 3 (1.09%) SAP Hybris
6 3 (1.09%) SAP SD
7 2 (0.72%) SAP ERP
7 2 (0.72%) SAP MDG
8 1 (0.36%) Magento
8 1 (0.36%) Payment Gateway
8 1 (0.36%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 42 (15.22%) AWS
2 29 (10.51%) Azure
3 16 (5.80%) Office 365
3 16 (5.80%) Power Platform
3 16 (5.80%) Serverless
4 14 (5.07%) AWS CloudFormation
4 14 (5.07%) Dynamics 365
4 14 (5.07%) OpenShift
5 13 (4.71%) PaaS
6 11 (3.99%) SaaS
7 8 (2.90%) GitHub
8 7 (2.54%) Amazon EC2
8 7 (2.54%) Amazon S3
9 6 (2.17%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 5 (1.81%) GCP
11 3 (1.09%) Azure Data Factory
11 3 (1.09%) BrowserStack
12 2 (0.72%) Boomi
12 2 (0.72%) Heroku
12 2 (0.72%) iPaaS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (5.43%) Firewall
2 10 (3.62%) VoIP
3 9 (3.26%) TCP/IP
4 8 (2.90%) Unified Communications
4 8 (2.90%) VPN
5 6 (2.17%) Network Security
5 6 (2.17%) VLAN
6 4 (1.45%) Ethernet
6 4 (1.45%) NAS
6 4 (1.45%) SAN
7 3 (1.09%) DHCP
7 3 (1.09%) DNS
7 3 (1.09%) Wireless
8 1 (0.36%) HTTP
8 1 (0.36%) Intrusion Detection
8 1 (0.36%) LAN
8 1 (0.36%) Skype
8 1 (0.36%) SSL
8 1 (0.36%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (7.61%) Big Data
2 19 (6.88%) MySQL
3 17 (6.16%) SQL Server
4 16 (5.80%) Power BI
5 9 (3.26%) Text Mining
6 7 (2.54%) Amazon RDS
7 6 (2.17%) Data Warehouse
8 5 (1.81%) Apache Cassandra
8 5 (1.81%) Oracle Reports
9 4 (1.45%) Azure SQL Database
9 4 (1.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 3 (1.09%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
10 3 (1.09%) BusinessObjects
10 3 (1.09%) Data Lake
10 3 (1.09%) SAP HANA
10 3 (1.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 2 (0.72%) IBM InfoSphere
11 2 (0.72%) JanusGraph
11 2 (0.72%) Neo4j
11 2 (0.72%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 35 (12.68%) Git (software)
2 16 (5.80%) Cucumber
2 16 (5.80%) Selenium
3 13 (4.71%) Jenkins
3 13 (4.71%) JIRA
4 10 (3.62%) Maven
5 9 (3.26%) Cypress.io
5 9 (3.26%) Postman
6 7 (2.54%) WebDriver
7 6 (2.17%) Axure RP
7 6 (2.17%) Visual Studio
8 4 (1.45%) Team Foundation Server
9 3 (1.09%) FitNesse
9 3 (1.09%) JUnit
9 3 (1.09%) SoapUI
10 2 (0.72%) Eclipse
10 2 (0.72%) IntelliJ
10 2 (0.72%) Mercurial
10 2 (0.72%) Subversion
10 2 (0.72%) TestNG
General
1 93 (33.70%) Manufacturing
2 56 (20.29%) Finance
3 37 (13.41%) Pharmaceutical
4 25 (9.06%) Retail
5 19 (6.88%) Marketing
6 12 (4.35%) German Language
7 11 (3.99%) Banking
8 10 (3.62%) Games
9 7 (2.54%) Telecoms
10 4 (1.45%) Legal
11 2 (0.72%) Fire and Rescue
11 2 (0.72%) French Language
11 2 (0.72%) Public Sector
12 1 (0.36%) Aerospace
12 1 (0.36%) Back Office
12 1 (0.36%) Police
12 1 (0.36%) Social Science
Job Titles
1 56 (20.29%) Developer
2 35 (12.68%) Analyst
3 16 (5.80%) Junior
4 14 (5.07%) Architect
5 13 (4.71%) Business Analyst
5 13 (4.71%) Full Stack Developer
6 12 (4.35%) Consultant
6 12 (4.35%) Java Developer
7 11 (3.99%) Applications Support
7 11 (3.99%) Project Manager
8 10 (3.62%) Software Engineer
8 10 (3.62%) Solutions Architect
9 9 (3.26%) IT Analyst
9 9 (3.26%) JavaScript Developer
9 9 (3.26%) Support Analyst
10 8 (2.90%) Business Development Director
10 8 (2.90%) Designer
10 8 (2.90%) Development Director
10 8 (2.90%) IT Support
10 8 (2.90%) UX Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (14.86%) React
2 39 (14.13%) AngularJS
3 32 (11.59%) CSS
3 32 (11.59%) HTML
3 32 (11.59%) Web Services
4 23 (8.33%) Node.js
4 23 (8.33%) RESTful
5 17 (6.16%) .NET
6 15 (5.43%) Vue.js
7 13 (4.71%) Spring
8 11 (3.99%) REST
9 10 (3.62%) Gherkin
9 10 (3.62%) jQuery
9 10 (3.62%) SOAP
9 10 (3.62%) Spring Boot
10 9 (3.26%) .NET Framework
11 8 (2.90%) Laravel
11 8 (2.90%) Redux
12 6 (2.17%) Ember.js
12 6 (2.17%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 28 (10.14%) Analytical Skills
1 28 (10.14%) User Experience
2 22 (7.97%) Management Information System
3 18 (6.52%) Robotics
4 16 (5.80%) Greenfield Project
5 13 (4.71%) Cloud Native
5 13 (4.71%) Public Cloud
6 11 (3.99%) Blog
6 11 (3.99%) Enterprise Software
6 11 (3.99%) Mobile App
7 8 (2.90%) NHS
8 7 (2.54%) Client/Server
8 7 (2.54%) Cyberthreat
9 5 (1.81%) Algorithms
9 5 (1.81%) Data Centre
10 4 (1.45%) Virtual Team
11 3 (1.09%) Mainframe
12 2 (0.72%) 3D Printing
12 2 (0.72%) Cyberattack
12 2 (0.72%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 33 (11.96%) Windows
2 27 (9.78%) Linux
3 17 (6.16%) Windows Server
4 10 (3.62%) Windows Server 2012
4 10 (3.62%) Windows Server 2016
5 6 (2.17%) Windows 10
5 6 (2.17%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (1.09%) Apple iOS
6 3 (1.09%) Mac OS
7 2 (0.72%) Unix
8 1 (0.36%) Android
8 1 (0.36%) Debian
8 1 (0.36%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 95 (34.42%) Agile Software Development
2 34 (12.32%) Project Management
3 33 (11.96%) Artificial Intelligence
4 32 (11.59%) DevOps
5 29 (10.51%) BDD
6 28 (10.14%) Software Engineering
7 27 (9.78%) TDD
8 26 (9.42%) Computer Science
9 25 (9.06%) Open Source
9 25 (9.06%) Scrum
10 24 (8.70%) Analytics
10 24 (8.70%) Microservices
11 22 (7.97%) ERP
12 21 (7.61%) Business Intelligence
12 21 (7.61%) CRM
13 20 (7.25%) Machine Learning
14 18 (6.52%) Test Automation
15 17 (6.16%) Business Development
15 17 (6.16%) Matrix Organization
15 17 (6.16%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 73 (26.45%) JavaScript
2 39 (14.13%) Python
3 36 (13.04%) Java
4 34 (12.32%) SQL
5 18 (6.52%) TypeScript
6 16 (5.80%) C#
7 14 (5.07%) PHP
8 9 (3.26%) C
9 8 (2.90%) Bash Shell
10 7 (2.54%) C++
10 7 (2.54%) PowerShell
11 6 (2.17%) ES6
11 6 (2.17%) Ruby
12 5 (1.81%) Scala
13 3 (1.09%) Go
13 3 (1.09%) Perl
14 1 (0.36%) Java 8
14 1 (0.36%) R
14 1 (0.36%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 57 (20.65%) Degree
2 11 (3.99%) Computer Science Degree
3 9 (3.26%) Microsoft Certification
4 8 (2.90%) Cisco Certification
5 6 (2.17%) CCNA
5 6 (2.17%) MCSE
5 6 (2.17%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 5 (1.81%) PhD
7 4 (1.45%) Master's Degree
8 3 (1.09%) HNC
8 3 (1.09%) HND
8 3 (1.09%) PMI Certification
8 3 (1.09%) SANS
9 2 (0.72%) BPSS Clearance
9 2 (0.72%) CCNP
9 2 (0.72%) CISM
9 2 (0.72%) CISSP
9 2 (0.72%) MBA
9 2 (0.72%) Security Cleared
10 1 (0.36%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (6.16%) QA
2 13 (4.71%) GDPR
3 6 (2.17%) GxP
4 5 (1.81%) 21 CFR Part 11
4 5 (1.81%) PMO
5 3 (1.09%) GAMP
5 3 (1.09%) Good Clinical Practice
5 3 (1.09%) HL7
6 1 (0.36%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.36%) GLP
6 1 (0.36%) GMP
System Software
1 32 (11.59%) Docker
2 14 (5.07%) Active Directory
3 12 (4.35%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (0.72%) Hyper-V
4 2 (0.72%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 6 (2.17%) Puppet
2 4 (1.45%) Kubernetes
3 3 (1.09%) Jamf Pro
3 3 (1.09%) SCCM
4 2 (0.72%) CloudHub
4 2 (0.72%) Terraform
4 2 (0.72%) Zipkin
5 1 (0.36%) Ansible
5 1 (0.36%) Docker Swarm
5 1 (0.36%) logstash
5 1 (0.36%) Microsoft Intune
5 1 (0.36%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 32 (11.59%) SAP
2 23 (8.33%) Microsoft
3 12 (4.35%) Oracle
3 12 (4.35%) Tableau
3 12 (4.35%) VMware
4 10 (3.62%) Cisco
5 6 (2.17%) Google
5 6 (2.17%) HP
5 6 (2.17%) Veeam
6 4 (1.45%) Cognizant
6 4 (1.45%) Salesforce.com
7 3 (1.09%) Adobe
7 3 (1.09%) Apple
7 3 (1.09%) Databricks
7 3 (1.09%) hybris
7 3 (1.09%) Verint
8 2 (0.72%) Atlassian
8 2 (0.72%) IBM
8 2 (0.72%) MuleSoft
8 2 (0.72%) RedPrairie