Life Sciences – 2021 UK Labour Market Review

What labour market trends emerged over the last year in UK life sciences? How did new jobs fare across the various sectors and which specialisms were most in demand? Download our annual report analysing recruitment across UK life sciences now.

Cpl Life Sciences & Vacancysoft

Written in partnership with Cpl Life Sciences, this 2021 annual report of the life sciences sector analyses recruitment trends during another uncertain year in the UK economy. It provides a breakdown of hiring across different industries; presents vacancy volumes over the last year for both scientific and non-scientific functions; and compares the hiring activity of top firms. Key findings include:

  • Professional scientific vacancies are up 58% year-on-year
  • South England accounts for most new jobs, but overall vacancy share drops
  • Monthly biotech vacancies three times higher than 2017 average
  • New jobs in CROs reach same level as number of pharma vacancies
  • PCV/drug safety vacancies with highest growth; medical affairs muted rise
  • PPD in largest jump in new jobs; Thermo Fisher with lowest rise

For labour market insights and the trends driving recruitment in UK life sciences, download the report now.

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