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 31 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Life Sciences
Rank 100 106 98
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -8
Permanent jobs citing Life Science 6 14 15
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 0.43% 0.77% 0.95%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.92% 1.62% 2.13%
Number of salaries quoted 2 11 15
Average salary £33,250 £35,000 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.00% +16.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,650 £35,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £33,850 £72,500 £41,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £35,000 £30,000
% change year-on-year
+28.57% +16.66%
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
649 865 705
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 46.06% 47.74% 44.76%
Number of salaries quoted 547 625 575
Average salary £43,500 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.75% -
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £27,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £61,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 4 (44.44%) Java
1 4 (44.44%) JavaScript
1 4 (44.44%) Pharmaceutical
1 4 (44.44%) Biology
1 4 (44.44%) Degree
2 3 (33.33%) Computer Science
2 3 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (33.33%) Analytics
3 2 (22.22%) Web Application Development
3 2 (22.22%) Dovecot
3 2 (22.22%) Disaster Recovery
3 2 (22.22%) Firewall
3 2 (22.22%) Migration
3 2 (22.22%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (22.22%) VMware
3 2 (22.22%) SQL
3 2 (22.22%) Web Services
3 2 (22.22%) UNIX
3 2 (22.22%) Solaris
3 2 (22.22%) Linux
3 2 (22.22%) LDAP
3 2 (22.22%) SAS
3 2 (22.22%) NFS
3 2 (22.22%) DNS
3 2 (22.22%) Microsoft
3 2 (22.22%) RDF
3 2 (22.22%) e-Health
3 2 (22.22%) Bioinformatics
3 2 (22.22%) Statistics
3 2 (22.22%) Ontologies

Life Science
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 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.

Application Platforms
1 2 (22.22%) SAS
2 1 (11.11%) Apache Solr
2 1 (11.11%) SharePoint
Communications & Networking
1 2 (22.22%) LDAP
1 2 (22.22%) DNS
1 2 (22.22%) Firewall
2 1 (11.11%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (11.11%) NoSQL
1 1 (11.11%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 1 (11.11%) Fiddler
General
1 4 (44.44%) Pharmaceutical
2 1 (11.11%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 3 (33.33%) Developer
2 2 (22.22%) Systems Administrator
2 2 (22.22%) Administrator
2 2 (22.22%) UNIX Systems Administrator
2 2 (22.22%) UNIX Administrator
2 2 (22.22%) Software Developer
3 1 (11.11%) SAS Programmer
3 1 (11.11%) Mechanical Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Senior Statistician
3 1 (11.11%) Principal Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Full Stack Developer
3 1 (11.11%) Test Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Statistician
3 1 (11.11%) Principal Consultant
3 1 (11.11%) Programmer
3 1 (11.11%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (22.22%) Web Services
2 1 (11.11%) Django
2 1 (11.11%) jQuery
2 1 (11.11%) RESTful
2 1 (11.11%) HTML5
2 1 (11.11%) REST
2 1 (11.11%) CSS3
2 1 (11.11%) HTML
2 1 (11.11%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 4 (44.44%) Biology
2 3 (33.33%) Computer Science
3 2 (22.22%) Data Integration
3 2 (22.22%) Semantic Web
3 2 (22.22%) Statistics
3 2 (22.22%) Ontologies
3 2 (22.22%) e-Health
4 1 (11.11%) Web 2.0
4 1 (11.11%) W3C
4 1 (11.11%) Mathematics
4 1 (11.11%) Chemistry
4 1 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 2 (22.22%) UNIX
1 2 (22.22%) Solaris
1 2 (22.22%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (33.33%) Analytics
2 2 (22.22%) Network Architecture
2 2 (22.22%) Web Application Development
2 2 (22.22%) Bioinformatics
2 2 (22.22%) RDF
2 2 (22.22%) Disaster Recovery
2 2 (22.22%) Migration
2 2 (22.22%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (11.11%) Web Design
3 1 (11.11%) Validation
3 1 (11.11%) Software Engineering
3 1 (11.11%) Performance Testing
3 1 (11.11%) Unit Testing
3 1 (11.11%) Test Automation
3 1 (11.11%) OO
3 1 (11.11%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (11.11%) Responsive Web Design
Programming Languages
1 4 (44.44%) Java
1 4 (44.44%) JavaScript
2 2 (22.22%) SQL
2 2 (22.22%) SPARQL
3 1 (11.11%) Python
3 1 (11.11%) Perl
Qualifications
1 4 (44.44%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (11.11%) WAI
System Software
1 2 (22.22%) NFS
1 2 (22.22%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (22.22%) vSphere
1 2 (22.22%) Dovecot
Vendors
1 2 (22.22%) Microsoft
1 2 (22.22%) VMware
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