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 22 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Life Sciences
Rank 103 117 120
Rank change year-on-year
+14 +3
Permanent jobs citing Life Science 3 13 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 0.21% 0.71% 0.22%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.47% 1.54% 0.54%
Number of salaries quoted 2 12 3
Average salary £36,250 £46,250 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-21.62% +23.33%
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+12.50% +6.66%
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
636 845 741
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 45.14% 45.92% 40.12%
Number of salaries quoted 533 623 640
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £42,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% -4.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £27,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £60,000 £54,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

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 22 May 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 8 (53.33%) Pharmaceutical
1 8 (53.33%) Degree
2 5 (33.33%) Biology
2 5 (33.33%) Java
3 4 (26.67%) Perl
3 4 (26.67%) Information Management
3 4 (26.67%) Eclipse
3 4 (26.67%) Informatics
3 4 (26.67%) Chemistry
4 3 (20.00%) Big Data
4 3 (20.00%) Analytics
4 3 (20.00%) SQL
4 3 (20.00%) Python
5 2 (13.33%) JDBC
5 2 (13.33%) Windows
5 2 (13.33%) Linux
5 2 (13.33%) PL/SQL
5 2 (13.33%) SAS
5 2 (13.33%) LIMS
5 2 (13.33%) Project Management
5 2 (13.33%) Spring
5 2 (13.33%) Maven
5 2 (13.33%) Bioinformatics
5 2 (13.33%) Automated Testing
5 2 (13.33%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (13.33%) Text Mining
5 2 (13.33%) Statistics
5 2 (13.33%) Jenkins
5 2 (13.33%) Web Development
5 2 (13.33%) Selenium

Life Science
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 (13.33%) SAS
Applications
1 1 (6.67%) Adobe Creative Suite
1 1 (6.67%) MS PowerPoint
1 1 (6.67%) Adobe Illustrator
1 1 (6.67%) InDesign
1 1 (6.67%) Adobe Premiere
1 1 (6.67%) Photoshop
1 1 (6.67%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (6.67%) SAP CO
1 1 (6.67%) SAP FI
1 1 (6.67%) SAP FI/CO
Communications & Networking
1 1 (6.67%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (20.00%) Big Data
2 2 (13.33%) Text Mining
3 1 (6.67%) QlikView
3 1 (6.67%) Spotfire
3 1 (6.67%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (6.67%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 4 (26.67%) Eclipse
2 2 (13.33%) Maven
2 2 (13.33%) Jenkins
2 2 (13.33%) Selenium
2 2 (13.33%) Cucumber
3 1 (6.67%) Fiddler
3 1 (6.67%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 8 (53.33%) Pharmaceutical
2 1 (6.67%) Marketing
2 1 (6.67%) Finance
2 1 (6.67%) Advertising
2 1 (6.67%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 2 (13.33%) Applications Specialist
1 2 (13.33%) Software Developer
1 2 (13.33%) Test Engineer
1 2 (13.33%) Developer
1 2 (13.33%) Analyst
2 1 (6.67%) Senior Statistician
2 1 (6.67%) SAP Analyst
2 1 (6.67%) Principal Engineer
2 1 (6.67%) Designer
2 1 (6.67%) Pre Sales Engineer
2 1 (6.67%) Automated Test Engineer
2 1 (6.67%) Business Intelligence Analyst
2 1 (6.67%) Consultant
2 1 (6.67%) Mechanical Engineer
2 1 (6.67%) SAS Programmer
2 1 (6.67%) Senior Test Engineer
2 1 (6.67%) Data Manager
2 1 (6.67%) Graphic Designer
2 1 (6.67%) Project Manager
2 1 (6.67%) Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (13.33%) JDBC
1 2 (13.33%) Spring
1 2 (13.33%) jQuery
2 1 (6.67%) REST
2 1 (6.67%) HTML
2 1 (6.67%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (33.33%) Biology
2 4 (26.67%) Informatics
2 4 (26.67%) Chemistry
3 2 (13.33%) LIMS
3 2 (13.33%) Statistics
4 1 (6.67%) Graphic Design
4 1 (6.67%) Video Editing
4 1 (6.67%) Biotechnology
4 1 (6.67%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 2 (13.33%) Windows
1 2 (13.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (26.67%) Information Management
2 3 (20.00%) Analytics
3 2 (13.33%) Project Management
3 2 (13.33%) Bioinformatics
3 2 (13.33%) Automated Testing
3 2 (13.33%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (13.33%) Web Development
3 2 (13.33%) Unit Testing
3 2 (13.33%) Test Scripting
3 2 (13.33%) Manual Testing
4 1 (6.67%) Test Automation
4 1 (6.67%) Market Research
4 1 (6.67%) Performance Testing
4 1 (6.67%) Data Analytics
4 1 (6.67%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (6.67%) Validation
4 1 (6.67%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (6.67%) Web Design
4 1 (6.67%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (33.33%) Java
2 4 (26.67%) Perl
3 3 (20.00%) SQL
3 3 (20.00%) Python
4 2 (13.33%) PL/SQL
5 1 (6.67%) JavaScript
5 1 (6.67%) VBA
Qualifications
1 8 (53.33%) Degree
2 1 (6.67%) Postgraduate
2 1 (6.67%) PhD
Vendors
1 1 (6.67%) Adobe
1 1 (6.67%) Oracle
1 1 (6.67%) Business Objects
1 1 (6.67%) SAP
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