Life Science Jobs with Work from Home Options

Life Sciences
UK > Work from Home

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 22 May 2024 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

6 months to
22 May 2024
Same period 2023 Same period 2022
Rank 415 479 541
Rank change year-on-year +64 +62 -181
Permanent jobs citing Life Science 176 181 349
As % of all permanent jobs with a WFH option 0.52% 0.45% 0.49%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.46% 1.16% 1.04%
Number of salaries quoted 49 105 127
10th Percentile £37,500 £46,250 £43,250
25th Percentile £46,250 £51,250 £46,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £65,000 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year -23.08% +18.18% -6.38%
75th Percentile £65,766 £77,500 £71,250
90th Percentile £80,000 £85,000 £75,000
UK median annual salary £47,500 £60,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year -20.83% +9.09% +2.80%

All Generic Skills
Work from Home

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.

Permanent vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 12,075 15,563 33,665
As % of all permanent jobs with a WFH option 35.70% 38.67% 47.07%
Number of salaries quoted 9,240 11,361 16,958
10th Percentile £32,500 £39,294 £37,500
25th Percentile £42,500 £48,750 £47,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £59,556 £65,000 £65,000
Median % change year-on-year -8.38% - +13.04%
75th Percentile £80,000 £86,250 £83,750
90th Percentile £102,500 £109,865 £100,000
UK median annual salary £55,000 £65,000 £62,500
% change year-on-year -15.38% +4.00% +4.17%

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 22 May 2024.

Life Science salary histogram for jobs with a WFH option

Life Science
Co-occurring Skills and Capabilities with WFH Options by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same employment type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 13 (7.39%) Documentum
2 6 (3.41%) OpenStack
3 2 (1.14%) SAS
4 1 (0.57%) SharePoint
Applications
1 27 (15.34%) Microsoft Excel
2 7 (3.98%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (1.14%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 2 (1.14%) Adobe XD
3 2 (1.14%) Sketch
Business Applications
1 13 (7.39%) TrackWise
2 1 (0.57%) SAP PP
Cloud Services
1 20 (11.36%) Snowflake
2 18 (10.23%) Azure
3 16 (9.09%) AWS
4 11 (6.25%) GitHub
5 8 (4.55%) IaaS
6 7 (3.98%) Microsoft 365
6 7 (3.98%) SaaS
7 6 (3.41%) Power Platform
8 5 (2.84%) Entra ID
8 5 (2.84%) PowerApps
9 4 (2.27%) Dagster
10 3 (1.70%) Azure Service Bus
10 3 (1.70%) Cloud Computing
10 3 (1.70%) Dynamics 365
10 3 (1.70%) Power Automate
11 2 (1.14%) Adobe Creative Cloud
11 2 (1.14%) Figma
11 2 (1.14%) Google Workspace
11 2 (1.14%) Microsoft Purview
11 2 (1.14%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (2.27%) Firewall
2 3 (1.70%) VPN
3 2 (1.14%) Intrusion Detection
3 2 (1.14%) LAN
3 2 (1.14%) SD-WAN
3 2 (1.14%) WAN
3 2 (1.14%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (0.57%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (16.48%) SQL Server
2 21 (11.93%) Tableau
3 6 (3.41%) Power BI
4 5 (2.84%) Big Data
4 5 (2.84%) MS Access
5 4 (2.27%) Azure SQL Database
5 4 (2.27%) MySQL
6 3 (1.70%) Metadata
6 3 (1.70%) Oracle Database
6 3 (1.70%) PostgreSQL
6 3 (1.70%) RDBMS
6 3 (1.70%) Relational Database
6 3 (1.70%) SQLite
7 2 (1.14%) Base SAS
8 1 (0.57%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 7 (3.98%) Git
2 5 (2.84%) InstallShield
2 5 (2.84%) JIRA
3 4 (2.27%) Snakemake
4 2 (1.14%) Axure RP
General
1 89 (50.57%) Pharmaceutical
1 89 (50.57%) Social Skills
2 54 (30.68%) Analytical Skills
3 47 (26.70%) Marketing
4 45 (25.57%) Finance
5 26 (14.77%) Retail
6 22 (12.50%) Legal
7 17 (9.66%) Manufacturing
8 6 (3.41%) Presentation Skills
8 6 (3.41%) Public Sector
9 5 (2.84%) French Language
10 4 (2.27%) Danish Language
10 4 (2.27%) German Language
10 4 (2.27%) Russian Language
10 4 (2.27%) Spanish Language
11 3 (1.70%) Inclusion and Diversity
12 2 (1.14%) Multimedia
13 1 (0.57%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 41 (23.30%) Analyst
2 38 (21.59%) Senior
3 14 (7.95%) IT Manager
3 14 (7.95%) QA Manager
4 13 (7.39%) Data Integrity Manager
4 13 (7.39%) Systems Manager
5 12 (6.82%) Associate Director
5 12 (6.82%) Business Development Manager
5 12 (6.82%) Business Manager
5 12 (6.82%) Development Manager
6 11 (6.25%) Financial Analyst
6 11 (6.25%) Software Engineer
7 8 (4.55%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 7 (3.98%) Data Scientist
8 7 (3.98%) Developer
8 7 (3.98%) Senior Data Scientist
9 6 (3.41%) Development Engineer
9 6 (3.41%) Software Development Engineer
9 6 (3.41%) Test Development Engineer
10 5 (2.84%) Project Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (11.36%) CSS
1 20 (11.36%) HTML
2 5 (2.84%) .NET
3 4 (2.27%) PyTorch
4 1 (0.57%) FHIR
4 1 (0.57%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 19 (10.80%) Algorithms
1 19 (10.80%) Biopharmaceutical
2 16 (9.09%) LIMS
3 8 (4.55%) Management Information System
4 6 (3.41%) Onboarding
4 6 (3.41%) Self-Motivation
5 5 (2.84%) Pharmacovigilance
6 4 (2.27%) NHS
6 4 (2.27%) Omics
6 4 (2.27%) Product Ownership
7 3 (1.70%) Driving Licence
7 3 (1.70%) Enterprise Software
7 3 (1.70%) Genomics
7 3 (1.70%) Learning Management System
7 3 (1.70%) Team-Oriented Environment
8 2 (1.14%) Cloud Native
8 2 (1.14%) Graphic Design
8 2 (1.14%) Photography
8 2 (1.14%) Renewable Energy
8 2 (1.14%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 14 (7.95%) Windows
2 8 (4.55%) Linux
3 5 (2.84%) Windows Server
4 2 (1.14%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 62 (35.23%) Biotechnology
2 53 (30.11%) Analytics
3 42 (23.86%) Problem-Solving
4 31 (17.61%) Computer Science
4 31 (17.61%) Data Management
5 30 (17.05%) Software Engineering
6 29 (16.48%) Artificial Intelligence
7 28 (15.91%) Data Science
8 24 (13.64%) Statistics
9 22 (12.50%) Neuroscience
10 21 (11.93%) Data Modelling
10 21 (11.93%) Machine Learning
11 20 (11.36%) Informatics
12 19 (10.80%) Business Development
12 19 (10.80%) Visualisation
13 18 (10.23%) Process Improvement
13 18 (10.23%) QMS
13 18 (10.23%) Time Management
14 17 (9.66%) Market Surveillance
14 17 (9.66%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 38 (21.59%) SQL
2 20 (11.36%) JavaScript
2 20 (11.36%) T-SQL
3 15 (8.52%) Python
4 10 (5.68%) Bash
5 8 (4.55%) Ruby
6 7 (3.98%) C#
7 5 (2.84%) Java
7 5 (2.84%) VB
8 3 (1.70%) PL/SQL
9 2 (1.14%) PHP
9 2 (1.14%) PowerShell
9 2 (1.14%) R
9 2 (1.14%) SAS Macro
10 1 (0.57%) Scala
Qualifications
1 109 (61.93%) Degree
2 36 (20.45%) Master's Degree
3 32 (18.18%) PhD
4 14 (7.95%) Computer Science Degree
5 10 (5.68%) CFA
5 10 (5.68%) CIMA
5 10 (5.68%) MBA
6 2 (1.14%) CISA
6 2 (1.14%) CISSP
7 1 (0.57%) PMI Certification
7 1 (0.57%) PMP
7 1 (0.57%) SC Cleared
7 1 (0.57%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (11.93%) QA
2 20 (11.36%) SLA
3 14 (7.95%) GxP
4 13 (7.39%) GMP
4 13 (7.39%) Good Clinical Practice
5 5 (2.84%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 4 (2.27%) GDPR
7 2 (1.14%) Accessibility
7 2 (1.14%) CDISC
7 2 (1.14%) HIPAA
7 2 (1.14%) PCI DSS
7 2 (1.14%) SOC 2
8 1 (0.57%) Data Quality
8 1 (0.57%) GAMP
8 1 (0.57%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.57%) SNOMED CT
System Software
1 3 (1.70%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.14%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (1.70%) Kubernetes
1 3 (1.70%) Microsoft Intune
2 2 (1.14%) Nessus
2 2 (1.14%) Progress Chef
2 2 (1.14%) Puppet
3 1 (0.57%) Terraform
Vendors
1 34 (19.32%) Microsoft
2 3 (1.70%) Cisco
2 3 (1.70%) Oracle
2 3 (1.70%) Salesforce
3 2 (1.14%) Adobe
3 2 (1.14%) Apple
3 2 (1.14%) Blue Prism
3 2 (1.14%) SAP
3 2 (1.14%) VMware
4 1 (0.57%) Fortinet
4 1 (0.57%) Meraki