Life Science Report – 2017 in Review

Clinical Professionals and Vacancysoft

February 2018

When analysing 2017, it is worth stating that despite the political uncertainty, there were record levels of investment into the industry resulting in greater recruitment activity. Key trends emerging include:

  • Scientific vacancies in the sector were up 9.9% year on year.
  • Overall, over 72% of all posted vacancies were located in South East, East and London regions, with Oxford had the fastest growth across the combined regions.
  • R&D is now the single largest area of scientific hiring, with volumes up 19.6 year on year.

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