Keeping track of the changing Life Sciences sector

Keeping track of the changing Life Sciences sector

The government’s Sector Deal in Life Sciences, which was announced in December 2017, is likely to boost jobs in this market in the year ahead. It is hoped that the deal will make Britain a centre for innovative medical research and technologies, creating high-skilled...
Life Science Report – 2017 in Review

Life Science Report – 2017 in Review

Key take-aways:

– 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.

Pharmaceuticals Report – Cambridge

Pharmaceuticals Report – Cambridge

Key take-aways:

– The last quarter of 2017 saw a record level of activity when analysing the last three years.
– R&D specifically has continued to be the single largest area of hiring.
– Astrazeneca dominate, with more than double the vacancies compared to the second largest employer.

Pharmaceuticals Report – Medical

Pharmaceuticals Report – Medical

Key take-aways:

Medical Affairs has been a significant growth area over the past two years, with a 10% increase during this time period.

By sector, roles within biotechnology have been growing faster than others. By role, medical writing is the fastest, up 70% in two years. By country, Italy has witnessed the biggest increase, up 278% between 2015 and 2017.

Vacancies in the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland

Vacancies in the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland

Key take-aways:

In the 12-month period ended 31 May 2017 the Life Sciences industry had virtually the same number (i.e. 99.9%) of vacancies for staff in the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland as in the previous 12-month period.

In contrast to the 12-month period ended 31 May 2016, which had a flat trend in vacancy change, the last 12 months displayed a distinctly downwards trend.

The largest difference between the 12-month periods under review was in January 2017, which had 19% fewer newly announced openings than January 2016.