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 14 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
14 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Life Sciences
Rank 67 99 110
Rank change year-on-year
+32 +11
Permanent jobs citing Life Science 43 16 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 2.86% 0.99% 0.071%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 6.13% 2.04% 0.14%
Number of salaries quoted 23 9 1
Average salary £45,000 £36,500 £55,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+23.28% -33.63%
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £52,500 £60,000
% change year-on-year
-19.04% -12.50%
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
701 785 700
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 46.64% 48.55% 49.79%
Number of salaries quoted 474 569 609
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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 14 February 2016.

Life Science Salary Histogram in Cambridge

Life Science
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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 46 (62.16%) Degree
2 35 (47.30%) Bioinformatics
3 26 (35.14%) Computer Science
4 25 (33.78%) Python
5 24 (32.43%) JavaScript
6 22 (29.73%) Biology
7 21 (28.38%) HTML
7 21 (28.38%) Finance
8 20 (27.03%) Linux
9 19 (25.68%) Pharmaceutical
9 19 (25.68%) CSS
10 18 (24.32%) Java
11 16 (21.62%) jQuery
12 15 (20.27%) HTML5
13 14 (18.92%) Social Media
13 14 (18.92%) SQL
13 14 (18.92%) Web Services
13 14 (18.92%) Web Design
14 12 (16.22%) Perl
14 12 (16.22%) Software Engineering
15 10 (13.51%) Mathematics
15 10 (13.51%) Web Development
15 10 (13.51%) Django
15 10 (13.51%) Analytics
15 10 (13.51%) User Experience
15 10 (13.51%) Oracle
16 9 (12.16%) PhD
16 9 (12.16%) Windows
16 9 (12.16%) Microsoft
16 9 (12.16%) Validation

Life Science
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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 4 (5.41%) Apache Solr
2 2 (2.70%) Apache
2 2 (2.70%) Elasticsearch
2 2 (2.70%) SharePoint
2 2 (2.70%) Tomcat
3 1 (1.35%) CMS
Applications
1 7 (9.46%) MS Excel
1 7 (9.46%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (4.05%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.70%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 7 (9.46%) Intranet
2 3 (4.05%) HTTP
3 2 (2.70%) Firewall
4 1 (1.35%) DHCP
4 1 (1.35%) DNS
4 1 (1.35%) Intrusion Detection
4 1 (1.35%) LAN
4 1 (1.35%) LDAP
4 1 (1.35%) NAS
4 1 (1.35%) SAN
4 1 (1.35%) SMTP
4 1 (1.35%) TCP/IP
4 1 (1.35%) VoIP
4 1 (1.35%) WAN
4 1 (1.35%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (10.81%) NoSQL
2 7 (9.46%) MySQL
2 7 (9.46%) Text Mining
3 6 (8.11%) Big Data
3 6 (8.11%) Data Mining
4 5 (6.76%) Relational Database
4 5 (6.76%) SQL Server
5 4 (5.41%) MongoDB
5 4 (5.41%) Oracle Database
5 4 (5.41%) Oracle Database 11g
5 4 (5.41%) PostgreSQL
6 2 (2.70%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 5 (6.76%) Git (software)
2 3 (4.05%) Fiddler
3 2 (2.70%) Maven
General
1 21 (28.38%) Finance
2 19 (25.68%) Pharmaceutical
3 5 (6.76%) Marketing
4 3 (4.05%) Games
4 3 (4.05%) Legal
4 3 (4.05%) Manufacturing
4 3 (4.05%) Publishing
5 2 (2.70%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 20 (27.03%) Developer
2 8 (10.81%) Full Stack Developer
3 7 (9.46%) Communications Manager
4 6 (8.11%) Administrator
5 5 (6.76%) Consultant
5 5 (6.76%) Programmer
5 5 (6.76%) Solutions Consultant
5 5 (6.76%) Team Leader
6 4 (5.41%) DBA
6 4 (5.41%) IT Manager
6 4 (5.41%) Java Developer
6 4 (5.41%) Support Specialist
6 4 (5.41%) Test Engineer
6 4 (5.41%) Web Developer
7 3 (4.05%) Analyst
7 3 (4.05%) Applications Developer
7 3 (4.05%) Field Engineer
7 3 (4.05%) QA Manager
7 3 (4.05%) Quality Manager
7 3 (4.05%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (28.38%) HTML
2 19 (25.68%) CSS
3 16 (21.62%) jQuery
4 15 (20.27%) HTML5
5 14 (18.92%) Web Services
6 10 (13.51%) Django
7 9 (12.16%) CSS3
7 9 (12.16%) Natural Language Processing
8 7 (9.46%) RESTful
9 6 (8.11%) JSON
10 5 (6.76%) DOM
10 5 (6.76%) REST
11 4 (5.41%) AngularJS
11 4 (5.41%) XML
12 3 (4.05%) Lucene
13 2 (2.70%) LAMP
13 2 (2.70%) Spring
13 2 (2.70%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 1 (1.35%) Hibernate
14 1 (1.35%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 26 (35.14%) Computer Science
2 22 (29.73%) Biology
3 14 (18.92%) Social Media
4 10 (13.51%) Mathematics
4 10 (13.51%) User Experience
5 8 (10.81%) Data Centre
5 8 (10.81%) Visualisation
6 7 (9.46%) Analytical Skills
7 4 (5.41%) Informatics
7 4 (5.41%) Replication
7 4 (5.41%) W3C
7 4 (5.41%) Web 2.0
8 3 (4.05%) Management Information System
9 2 (2.70%) Algorithms
9 2 (2.70%) Biotechnology
9 2 (2.70%) Chemistry
9 2 (2.70%) Health Informatics
9 2 (2.70%) Psychology
10 1 (1.35%) Pharmacovigilance
10 1 (1.35%) Proteomics
Operating Systems
1 20 (27.03%) Linux
2 9 (12.16%) Windows
3 5 (6.76%) Unix
4 4 (5.41%) Ubuntu
4 4 (5.41%) VMS
5 2 (2.70%) Windows Server
6 1 (1.35%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (47.30%) Bioinformatics
2 14 (18.92%) Web Design
3 12 (16.22%) Software Engineering
4 10 (13.51%) Analytics
4 10 (13.51%) Web Development
5 9 (12.16%) Validation
6 8 (10.81%) Data Visualisation
6 8 (10.81%) Front End Development
6 8 (10.81%) Project Management
7 7 (9.46%) Agile Software Development
7 7 (9.46%) Business Intelligence
7 7 (9.46%) ERP
7 7 (9.46%) Human Factors
7 7 (9.46%) Product Management
8 6 (8.11%) Business Analysis
9 5 (6.76%) Continuous Improvement
9 5 (6.76%) Presales
9 5 (6.76%) Rapid Prototyping
9 5 (6.76%) Responsive Web Design
9 5 (6.76%) Web Analytics
Programming Languages
1 25 (33.78%) Python
2 24 (32.43%) JavaScript
3 18 (24.32%) Java
4 14 (18.92%) SQL
5 12 (16.22%) Perl
6 6 (8.11%) Shell Script
7 3 (4.05%) R
8 2 (2.70%) C++
8 2 (2.70%) PHP
Qualifications
1 46 (62.16%) Degree
2 9 (12.16%) PhD
3 3 (4.05%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.41%) QA
1 4 (5.41%) WAI
2 3 (4.05%) GCP
2 3 (4.05%) GLP
2 3 (4.05%) GMP
2 3 (4.05%) GxP
3 2 (2.70%) SLA
4 1 (1.35%) HIPAA
4 1 (1.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 4 (5.41%) VirtualBox
1 4 (5.41%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (2.70%) Docker
3 1 (1.35%) NFS
3 1 (1.35%) Samba
Systems Management
1 4 (5.41%) Data Guard
2 2 (2.70%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 1 (1.35%) Puppet
Vendors
1 10 (13.51%) Oracle
2 9 (12.16%) Microsoft
3 5 (6.76%) SAP
4 4 (5.41%) Vertica
4 4 (5.41%) VMware
5 1 (1.35%) Cisco
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