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The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Life Science in permanent job vacancies with an option to work from home (WFH). Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Life Science over the 6 months to 23 May 2022 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Life Sciences
UK > Work from Home
6 months to
23 May 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 517 335 294
Rank change year-on-year -182 -41 +19
Permanent jobs citing Life Science 359 243 22
As % of all permanent jobs with a WFH option 0.50% 0.77% 0.24%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.11% 2.07% 0.63%
Number of salaries quoted 127 61 20
10th Percentile £43,250 £34,500 £46,125
25th Percentile £46,250 £42,500 £46,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £60,000 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year -8.33% +9.09% +37.50%
75th Percentile £71,250 £86,250 £66,250
90th Percentile £75,000 £102,500 £76,250
UK median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £52,500
% change year-on-year +4.76% - +5.00%

Life Science is in the General and Transferable Skills category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a WFH option and a requirement for generic IT skills.

All Generic Skills
Work from Home
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 32,220 11,758 3,509
As % of all permanent jobs with a WFH option 45.12% 37.27% 37.96%
Number of salaries quoted 16,273 9,124 2,906
10th Percentile £37,500 £33,750 £35,750
25th Percentile £47,500 £42,500 £43,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £65,000 £55,000 £57,500
Median % change year-on-year +18.18% -4.35% -4.17%
75th Percentile £83,125 £75,000 £75,000
90th Percentile £100,000 £90,000 £90,000
UK median annual salary £62,000 £57,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year +7.83% +4.55% +0.92%

Life Science
Trend for Jobs with a WFH Option

Job vacancies with a work from home option citing Life Science as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Life Science trend for jobs with a WFH option

Life Science
Salary Trend for Jobs with a WFH Option

3-month moving average salary quoted in job vacancies with a work from home option citing Life Science.

Life Science salary trend for jobs with a WFH option

Life Science
Salary Histogram for Jobs with a WFH Option

Salary distribution for jobs with a work from home option citing Life Science over the 6 months to 23 May 2022.

Life Science salary histogram for jobs with a WFH option

For the 6 months to 23 May 2022, Life Science job roles required the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent jobs with a WFH option and a requirement for Life Science.

1 194 (54.04%) Pharmaceutical
2 154 (42.90%) Degree
3 134 (37.33%) Social Skills
4 128 (35.65%) Computer Science
5 118 (32.87%) Agile
6 101 (28.13%) Validation
7 99 (27.58%) Management Information System
8 82 (22.84%) Project Management
9 79 (22.01%) SaaS
10 78 (21.73%) Veeva
11 74 (20.61%) Data Science
12 71 (19.78%) Biotechnology
12 71 (19.78%) Oracle
13 68 (18.94%) Data Analysis
14 67 (18.66%) SharePoint
15 64 (17.83%) SAP
16 63 (17.55%) Data Management
17 62 (17.27%) Mentoring
18 61 (16.99%) AWS
18 61 (16.99%) Artificial Intelligence
19 60 (16.71%) Documentum
20 59 (16.43%) TrackWise
21 58 (16.16%) JavaScript
21 58 (16.16%) Analytical Skills
22 56 (15.60%) SAS
23 53 (14.76%) Python
24 52 (14.48%) Software Engineering
25 48 (13.37%) Salesforce.com
25 48 (13.37%) Information Management
25 48 (13.37%) Computer Science Degree

Life Science
Co-occurring IT Skills with a WFH Option 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 67 (18.66%) SharePoint
2 60 (16.71%) Documentum
3 56 (15.60%) SAS
4 14 (3.90%) OpenStack
5 13 (3.62%) CMS
6 4 (1.11%) IIS
7 2 (0.56%) Apache Spark
7 2 (0.56%) Confluence
Applications
1 21 (5.85%) Windchill
2 20 (5.57%) Microsoft Office
3 15 (4.18%) Microsoft Excel
4 12 (3.34%) MS Visio
5 9 (2.51%) FrameMaker
5 9 (2.51%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 8 (2.23%) Adobe After Effects
6 8 (2.23%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 8 (2.23%) Adobe Illustrator
6 8 (2.23%) Photoshop
7 4 (1.11%) Zeplin
8 3 (0.84%) Acrobat
8 3 (0.84%) Microsoft Project
8 3 (0.84%) RoboHelp
9 2 (0.56%) Sketch
Business Applications
1 59 (16.43%) TrackWise
2 12 (3.34%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 5 (1.39%) Dynamics CRM
3 5 (1.39%) SAP ERP
4 4 (1.11%) SAP MDM
5 3 (0.84%) Dynamics NAV
5 3 (0.84%) iTrent
5 3 (0.84%) SAP EWM
6 2 (0.56%) SAP CO
6 2 (0.56%) SAP FI
6 2 (0.56%) SAP FI/CO
6 2 (0.56%) SAP MM
6 2 (0.56%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 79 (22.01%) SaaS
2 78 (21.73%) Veeva
3 61 (16.99%) AWS
4 45 (12.53%) GCP
5 36 (10.03%) Azure
6 20 (5.57%) Serverless
7 14 (3.90%) Datadog
8 13 (3.62%) Power Platform
9 10 (2.79%) AWS Lambda
10 9 (2.51%) Amazon EC2
10 9 (2.51%) Microsoft 365
11 7 (1.95%) PaaS
12 6 (1.67%) Dynamics 365
12 6 (1.67%) Figma
13 4 (1.11%) Azure Data Factory
13 4 (1.11%) Miro
14 3 (0.84%) CloudSense
14 3 (0.84%) Firebase
14 3 (0.84%) Power Automate
14 3 (0.84%) PowerApps
Communications & Networking
1 2 (0.56%) Firewall
2 1 (0.28%) LAN
2 1 (0.28%) NAS
2 1 (0.28%) Network Security
2 1 (0.28%) SAN
2 1 (0.28%) VoIP
2 1 (0.28%) VPN
2 1 (0.28%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (10.86%) Big Data
2 18 (5.01%) SQL Server
3 16 (4.46%) Relational Database
4 14 (3.90%) MySQL
5 13 (3.62%) MongoDB
6 11 (3.06%) Base SAS
6 11 (3.06%) Tableau
7 10 (2.79%) Power BI
8 8 (2.23%) MS Access
8 8 (2.23%) RDBMS
9 4 (1.11%) Data Warehouse
9 4 (1.11%) OLTP
9 4 (1.11%) Oracle Database
9 4 (1.11%) QlikView
10 3 (0.84%) Azure SQL Database
10 3 (0.84%) Data Lake
10 3 (0.84%) PostgreSQL
10 3 (0.84%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 2 (0.56%) SAP BW
11 2 (0.56%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 23 (6.41%) Git (software)
2 13 (3.62%) CircleCI
3 11 (3.06%) Maven
4 10 (2.79%) IntelliJ
5 7 (1.95%) JIRA
6 5 (1.39%) Team Foundation Server
7 4 (1.11%) Bitbucket
7 4 (1.11%) git-flow
7 4 (1.11%) Oracle Forms
8 3 (0.84%) Appium
8 3 (0.84%) Dreamweaver
8 3 (0.84%) JMeter
8 3 (0.84%) Selenium
8 3 (0.84%) VersionOne
9 1 (0.28%) Jenkins
9 1 (0.28%) MSBuild
9 1 (0.28%) TeamCity
9 1 (0.28%) Travis CI
9 1 (0.28%) Visual Studio
General
1 194 (54.04%) Pharmaceutical
2 134 (37.33%) Social Skills
3 58 (16.16%) Analytical Skills
4 47 (13.09%) Publishing
5 46 (12.81%) Finance
6 45 (12.53%) French Language
6 45 (12.53%) German Language
6 45 (12.53%) Italian Language
7 42 (11.70%) Spanish Language
8 26 (7.24%) Automotive
9 19 (5.29%) Inclusion and Diversity
10 17 (4.74%) Manufacturing
11 13 (3.62%) Organisational Skills
12 12 (3.34%) Billing
13 11 (3.06%) Marketing
14 10 (2.79%) Aerospace
15 9 (2.51%) Legal
15 9 (2.51%) Retail
16 7 (1.95%) Public Sector
17 6 (1.67%) Law
Job Titles
1 65 (18.11%) Consultant
2 51 (14.21%) Programmer
3 46 (12.81%) Implementation Consultant
4 43 (11.98%) Developer
5 33 (9.19%) Senior Programmer
6 32 (8.91%) Statistical Programmer
7 29 (8.08%) Senior Developer
8 28 (7.80%) Project Manager
9 25 (6.96%) Senior Consultant
10 24 (6.69%) Senior Statistical Programmer
11 23 (6.41%) Designer
11 23 (6.41%) Senior Implementation Consultant
12 22 (6.13%) Senior Manager
13 21 (5.85%) Senior Project Manager
14 20 (5.57%) Architect
15 19 (5.29%) Senior Service Manager
16 15 (4.18%) DevOps Engineer
17 14 (3.90%) Analyst
17 14 (3.90%) Backend Developer
17 14 (3.90%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (10.86%) Node.js
2 23 (6.41%) Spring
3 22 (6.13%) HTML
4 21 (5.85%) CSS
5 17 (4.74%) React
6 15 (4.18%) .NET
6 15 (4.18%) Spring Boot
6 15 (4.18%) XML
7 12 (3.34%) Django
7 12 (3.34%) REST
8 11 (3.06%) OAuth
9 10 (2.79%) scikit-learn
9 10 (2.79%) Web Services
10 8 (2.23%) SAML
11 7 (1.95%) AngularJS
12 6 (1.67%) Kafka
13 5 (1.39%) Lightning Web Components
14 4 (1.11%) .NET Core
14 4 (1.11%) Apache Flex
14 4 (1.11%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 99 (27.58%) Management Information System
2 71 (19.78%) Biotechnology
3 38 (10.58%) Pharmacovigilance
4 29 (8.08%) User Experience
5 21 (5.85%) Renewable Energy
6 12 (3.34%) e-Learning
6 12 (3.34%) LIMS
7 11 (3.06%) NHS
8 10 (2.79%) Algorithms
8 10 (2.79%) Cloud Native
9 9 (2.51%) Enterprise Software
10 6 (1.67%) Learning Management System
10 6 (1.67%) Mobile App
10 6 (1.67%) SCORM
11 5 (1.39%) Driving Licence
11 5 (1.39%) Self-Motivation
12 4 (1.11%) IoT
13 3 (0.84%) Data Structures
13 3 (0.84%) Vector Graphics
13 3 (0.84%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 14 (3.90%) Linux
1 14 (3.90%) Windows
2 9 (2.51%) Windows Server
3 2 (0.56%) Android
3 2 (0.56%) Apple iOS
4 1 (0.28%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (0.28%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 128 (35.65%) Computer Science
2 118 (32.87%) Agile
3 101 (28.13%) Validation
4 82 (22.84%) Project Management
5 74 (20.61%) Data Science
6 68 (18.94%) Data Analysis
7 63 (17.55%) Data Management
8 62 (17.27%) Mentoring
9 61 (16.99%) Artificial Intelligence
10 52 (14.48%) Software Engineering
11 48 (13.37%) Information Management
12 45 (12.53%) Content Management
13 42 (11.70%) Analytics
14 40 (11.14%) Scrum
15 39 (10.86%) Stakeholder Management
16 38 (10.58%) Document Management
16 38 (10.58%) Requirements Workshops
17 37 (10.31%) Mathematics
18 34 (9.47%) Risk Management
19 31 (8.64%) Collaborative Working
Programming Languages
1 58 (16.16%) JavaScript
2 53 (14.76%) Python
3 40 (11.14%) SQL
4 25 (6.96%) ES6
4 25 (6.96%) Java
5 20 (5.57%) TypeScript
6 18 (5.01%) C#
7 16 (4.46%) R
8 14 (3.90%) Bash
9 13 (3.62%) SAS Macro
10 12 (3.34%) PL/SQL
11 8 (2.23%) Go
12 5 (1.39%) PowerShell
13 4 (1.11%) Apex Code
14 3 (0.84%) Dart
15 2 (0.56%) ABAP
15 2 (0.56%) VB
16 1 (0.28%) PHP
16 1 (0.28%) PL/1
16 1 (0.28%) Scala
Qualifications
1 154 (42.90%) Degree
2 48 (13.37%) Computer Science Degree
3 44 (12.26%) PMI Certification
4 41 (11.42%) PMP
5 17 (4.74%) Master's Degree
6 10 (2.79%) DBS Check
7 9 (2.51%) Numerate Degree
7 9 (2.51%) PhD
8 3 (0.84%) APMP
9 2 (0.56%) IIBA
10 1 (0.28%) CISA
10 1 (0.28%) CISM
10 1 (0.28%) CISSP
10 1 (0.28%) CRISC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 41 (11.42%) CDISC
2 29 (8.08%) GxP
3 24 (6.69%) ISO 13485
4 21 (5.85%) Data Quality
5 20 (5.57%) Good Clinical Practice
6 14 (3.90%) 21 CFR Part 11
7 13 (3.62%) Accessibility
8 11 (3.06%) QA
9 8 (2.23%) PMO
10 5 (1.39%) SLA
11 4 (1.11%) Cyber Essentials
11 4 (1.11%) GDPR
11 4 (1.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
12 3 (0.84%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
12 3 (0.84%) IEC 62304
12 3 (0.84%) ISO 9001
13 2 (0.56%) GLP
14 1 (0.28%) COBIT
14 1 (0.28%) HL7
14 1 (0.28%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 37 (10.31%) Docker
2 3 (0.84%) Firmware
3 2 (0.56%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.28%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 20 (5.57%) Kubernetes
2 14 (3.90%) Prometheus
2 14 (3.90%) Terraform
3 10 (2.79%) Ansible
4 8 (2.23%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 71 (19.78%) Oracle
2 64 (17.83%) SAP
3 48 (13.37%) Salesforce.com
4 44 (12.26%) Microsoft
5 40 (11.14%) OpenText
5 40 (11.14%) Workday
6 21 (5.85%) PTC
7 18 (5.01%) Google
8 17 (4.74%) Adobe
9 14 (3.90%) New Relic
10 3 (0.84%) MuleSoft
11 2 (0.56%) Gigya
11 2 (0.56%) hybris
11 2 (0.56%) ServiceNow
11 2 (0.56%) Sybase
11 2 (0.56%) Talend
11 2 (0.56%) VMware
12 1 (0.28%) Cisco
12 1 (0.28%) Demandware
12 1 (0.28%) Progress