The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Life Science in IT jobs advertised for the Cambridge region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Life Science over the 3 months to 28 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Life Sciences
Rank 95 109 99
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -10
Permanent jobs citing Life Science 16 1 18
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 0.99% 0.070% 1.03%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 2.09% 0.14% 2.49%
Number of salaries quoted 9 1 16
Average salary £37,500 £55,000 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-31.81% +83.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £55,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £46,000 £55,000 £35,000
UK excluding London average salary £48,000 £57,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-16.52% +64.28%
Life Science
Cambridgeshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Miscellaneous category in permanent jobs advertised in the Cambridge region.

Miscellaneous Category
Cambridge
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
765 738 723
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 47.37% 51.36% 41.41%
Number of salaries quoted 550 632 594
Average salary £40,500 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.25% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

Life Science
Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridge

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Life Science across the Cambridge region as a proportion of the total demand within the Miscellaneous category.

Life Science Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridge

Life Science
Salary Trend in Cambridge

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Life Science across the Cambridge region.

Life Science Salary Trend in Cambridge

Life Science
Salary Histogram in Cambridge

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Life Science across the Cambridge region over the 3 months to 28 January 2015.

Life Science Salary Histogram in Cambridge

Life Science
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 28 January 2015, IT jobs across the Cambridge region citing Life Science also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Life Science.

1 10 (55.56%) Degree
2 9 (50.00%) Informatics
2 9 (50.00%) Java
3 8 (44.44%) Pharmaceutical
4 7 (38.89%) Perl
4 7 (38.89%) Information Management
5 6 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
5 6 (33.33%) Chemistry
5 6 (33.33%) Biology
5 6 (33.33%) Windows
5 6 (33.33%) Linux
5 6 (33.33%) Python
5 6 (33.33%) Eclipse
6 5 (27.78%) SQL
6 5 (27.78%) Text Mining
6 5 (27.78%) Big Data
7 4 (22.22%) Jenkins
7 4 (22.22%) Web Development
7 4 (22.22%) Spring
7 4 (22.22%) Maven
7 4 (22.22%) Bioinformatics
7 4 (22.22%) Unit Testing
7 4 (22.22%) Test Scripting
7 4 (22.22%) jQuery
7 4 (22.22%) PL/SQL
7 4 (22.22%) Postgraduate
7 4 (22.22%) JDBC
7 4 (22.22%) LIMS
8 3 (16.67%) HTTP
8 3 (16.67%) Web Services

Life Science
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 28 January 2015, IT jobs across the Cambridge region citing Life Science also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Life Science. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Business Applications
1 1 (5.56%) SAP FI
1 1 (5.56%) SAP FI/CO
1 1 (5.56%) SAP CO
Communications & Networking
1 3 (16.67%) HTTP
2 2 (11.11%) Firewall
2 2 (11.11%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (27.78%) Text Mining
1 5 (27.78%) Big Data
2 1 (5.56%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (5.56%) Data Mining
2 1 (5.56%) NonStop SQL
2 1 (5.56%) Spotfire
2 1 (5.56%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 6 (33.33%) Eclipse
2 4 (22.22%) Maven
2 4 (22.22%) Jenkins
3 3 (16.67%) Fiddler
4 2 (11.11%) Cucumber
4 2 (11.11%) Selenium
5 1 (5.56%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 8 (44.44%) Pharmaceutical
2 2 (11.11%) Marketing
3 1 (5.56%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (22.22%) Test Engineer
1 4 (22.22%) Software Developer
1 4 (22.22%) Developer
2 3 (16.67%) Applications Specialist
3 2 (11.11%) Administrator
3 2 (11.11%) Software Engineer
3 2 (11.11%) Analyst
3 2 (11.11%) Systems Administrator
3 2 (11.11%) Software Test Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) Senior Test Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) Data Manager
4 1 (5.56%) Business Intelligence Analyst
4 1 (5.56%) SAP Analyst
4 1 (5.56%) Pre Sales Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) Automated Test Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) Business Analyst
4 1 (5.56%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (22.22%) JDBC
1 4 (22.22%) Spring
1 4 (22.22%) jQuery
2 3 (16.67%) REST
2 3 (16.67%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 9 (50.00%) Informatics
2 6 (33.33%) Chemistry
2 6 (33.33%) Biology
3 4 (22.22%) LIMS
4 3 (16.67%) Computer Science
5 2 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (11.11%) Mathematics
6 1 (5.56%) Biotechnology
Operating Systems
1 6 (33.33%) Windows
1 6 (33.33%) Linux
2 2 (11.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (38.89%) Information Management
2 6 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (22.22%) Bioinformatics
3 4 (22.22%) Web Development
3 4 (22.22%) Unit Testing
3 4 (22.22%) Test Scripting
4 3 (16.67%) Performance Testing
4 3 (16.67%) Test Automation
4 3 (16.67%) Analytics
5 2 (11.11%) Continuous Improvement
5 2 (11.11%) Manual Testing
5 2 (11.11%) Automated Testing
5 2 (11.11%) Configuration Management
5 2 (11.11%) Project Management
5 2 (11.11%) Disaster Recovery
6 1 (5.56%) Validation
6 1 (5.56%) Business Intelligence
6 1 (5.56%) Data Analytics
6 1 (5.56%) Market Research
Programming Languages
1 9 (50.00%) Java
2 7 (38.89%) Perl
3 6 (33.33%) Python
4 5 (27.78%) SQL
5 4 (22.22%) PL/SQL
6 3 (16.67%) JavaScript
7 1 (5.56%) VBA
Qualifications
1 10 (55.56%) Degree
2 4 (22.22%) Postgraduate
3 1 (5.56%) PhD
Systems Management
1 2 (11.11%) Puppet
1 2 (11.11%) Ansible
Vendors
1 2 (11.11%) Red Hat
2 1 (5.56%) Oracle
2 1 (5.56%) Business Objects
2 1 (5.56%) SAP
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Parham Consulting
Salary: From £25,000 to £28,000 per annum £25,000 - £28,000 plus extensive ben
Posted: 23 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Aerotek
Salary: bonus + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Biovia
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 9 days ago
Hinxton near Cambridge, UK
EMBL
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 11 days ago
Hinxton near Cambridge, UK
EMBL
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 13 days ago
Hinxton near Cambridge, UK
EMBL
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 15 days ago