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 24 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Life Sciences
Rank 93 106 100
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -6
Permanent jobs citing Life Science 16 4 26
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 0.93% 0.27% 1.38%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.89% 0.56% 3.03%
Number of salaries quoted 10 3 24
Average salary £37,000 £45,000 £32,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
-17.77% +37.40%
90% offered a salary of more than £34,750 £36,600 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £45,500 £53,000 £37,500
UK excluding London average salary £46,500 £50,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-7.00% +42.85%
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
846 713 857
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 48.93% 48.34% 45.39%
Number of salaries quoted 598 567 685
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £28,000 £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 24 December 2014.

Life Science Salary Histogram in Cambridge

Life Science
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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 17 (62.96%) Pharmaceutical
2 13 (48.15%) Chemistry
2 13 (48.15%) Biology
3 10 (37.04%) Degree
3 10 (37.04%) Informatics
4 9 (33.33%) Java
4 9 (33.33%) Marketing
5 8 (29.63%) Information Management
6 7 (25.93%) HTML
6 7 (25.93%) Perl
6 7 (25.93%) CSS
6 7 (25.93%) Windows
6 7 (25.93%) Linux
6 7 (25.93%) Python
7 6 (22.22%) Eclipse
7 6 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
7 6 (22.22%) Text Mining
7 6 (22.22%) Big Data
8 5 (18.52%) Postgraduate
9 4 (14.81%) PL/SQL
9 4 (14.81%) SQL
9 4 (14.81%) JDBC
9 4 (14.81%) LIMS
9 4 (14.81%) Spring
9 4 (14.81%) Maven
9 4 (14.81%) Bioinformatics
9 4 (14.81%) Web Development
9 4 (14.81%) jQuery
9 4 (14.81%) Unit Testing
9 4 (14.81%) Test Scripting

Life Science
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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 (3.70%) SAP FI
1 1 (3.70%) SAP FI/CO
1 1 (3.70%) SAP CO
Communications & Networking
1 3 (11.11%) HTTP
1 3 (11.11%) Firewall
1 3 (11.11%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (22.22%) Text Mining
1 6 (22.22%) Big Data
2 2 (7.41%) Data Mining
3 1 (3.70%) NonStop SQL
3 1 (3.70%) Spotfire
3 1 (3.70%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 6 (22.22%) Eclipse
2 4 (14.81%) Maven
2 4 (14.81%) Jenkins
3 3 (11.11%) Fiddler
4 2 (7.41%) Cucumber
4 2 (7.41%) Selenium
5 1 (3.70%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 17 (62.96%) Pharmaceutical
2 9 (33.33%) Marketing
3 1 (3.70%) Finance
3 1 (3.70%) Legal
3 1 (3.70%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 7 (25.93%) Author
1 7 (25.93%) Technical Author
2 4 (14.81%) Software Developer
2 4 (14.81%) Developer
2 4 (14.81%) Test Engineer
3 3 (11.11%) Analyst
3 3 (11.11%) Systems Administrator
3 3 (11.11%) Applications Specialist
3 3 (11.11%) Administrator
4 2 (7.41%) Business Analyst
4 2 (7.41%) Software Engineer
4 2 (7.41%) Software Test Engineer
5 1 (3.70%) IT Support Engineer
5 1 (3.70%) Senior Test Engineer
5 1 (3.70%) Systems Support Engineer
5 1 (3.70%) Business Intelligence Analyst
5 1 (3.70%) Head of IT
5 1 (3.70%) SAP Analyst
5 1 (3.70%) IT Support
5 1 (3.70%) Pre Sales Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (25.93%) HTML
1 7 (25.93%) CSS
2 4 (14.81%) JDBC
2 4 (14.81%) Spring
2 4 (14.81%) jQuery
3 3 (11.11%) REST
3 3 (11.11%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 13 (48.15%) Chemistry
1 13 (48.15%) Biology
2 10 (37.04%) Informatics
3 4 (14.81%) LIMS
4 3 (11.11%) Mathematics
4 3 (11.11%) Computer Science
4 3 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (3.70%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 7 (25.93%) Windows
1 7 (25.93%) Linux
2 3 (11.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (29.63%) Information Management
2 6 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (14.81%) Analytics
3 4 (14.81%) Unit Testing
3 4 (14.81%) Test Scripting
3 4 (14.81%) Bioinformatics
3 4 (14.81%) Web Development
4 3 (11.11%) Performance Testing
4 3 (11.11%) Disaster Recovery
4 3 (11.11%) Configuration Management
4 3 (11.11%) Test Automation
5 2 (7.41%) Continuous Improvement
5 2 (7.41%) Manual Testing
5 2 (7.41%) Project Management
5 2 (7.41%) Validation
5 2 (7.41%) Automated Testing
6 1 (3.70%) Business Analysis
6 1 (3.70%) Incident Management
6 1 (3.70%) IT Governance
6 1 (3.70%) Requirements Analysis
Programming Languages
1 9 (33.33%) Java
2 7 (25.93%) Perl
2 7 (25.93%) Python
3 4 (14.81%) PL/SQL
3 4 (14.81%) SQL
4 3 (11.11%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 10 (37.04%) Degree
2 5 (18.52%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.70%) GCP
1 1 (3.70%) GMP
1 1 (3.70%) GLP
1 1 (3.70%) ISO 9001
1 1 (3.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
Systems Management
1 3 (11.11%) Puppet
1 3 (11.11%) Ansible
Vendors
1 3 (11.11%) Red Hat
2 1 (3.70%) Business Objects
2 1 (3.70%) SAP
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