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 23 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Life Sciences
Rank 106 98 125
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +27
Permanent jobs citing Life Science 11 15 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 0.62% 0.97% 0.20%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.31% 2.24% 0.42%
Number of salaries quoted 8 12 0
Average salary £35,000 £30,000 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
+16.66% -
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £30,000 £53,750
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -44.18%
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
839 670 955
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 47.48% 43.48% 47.25%
Number of salaries quoted 599 559 805
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £52,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%

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 23 September 2014.

Life Science Salary Histogram in Cambridge

Life Science
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 21 (80.77%) Pharmaceutical
2 11 (42.31%) Chemistry
2 11 (42.31%) Biology
3 9 (34.62%) Marketing
3 9 (34.62%) HTML
4 8 (30.77%) CSS
4 8 (30.77%) Validation
5 6 (23.08%) Data Mining
6 5 (19.23%) Python
6 5 (19.23%) Information Management
6 5 (19.23%) Degree
7 4 (15.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 4 (15.38%) Information Assurance
7 4 (15.38%) Publishing
7 4 (15.38%) Analytical Skills
7 4 (15.38%) Document Management
7 4 (15.38%) Incident Management
7 4 (15.38%) IT Governance
7 4 (15.38%) Business Continuity
7 4 (15.38%) Information Security
7 4 (15.38%) Legal
7 4 (15.38%) Data Security
7 4 (15.38%) Management Information System
7 4 (15.38%) Documentum
7 4 (15.38%) Java
7 4 (15.38%) JavaScript
7 4 (15.38%) ITIL
7 4 (15.38%) GCP
7 4 (15.38%) GMP
7 4 (15.38%) GLP

Life Science
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 23 September 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.

Application Platforms
1 4 (15.38%) Documentum
2 1 (3.85%) SAS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (7.69%) HTTP
2 1 (3.85%) Firewall
2 1 (3.85%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (23.08%) Data Mining
2 3 (11.54%) Text Mining
3 2 (7.69%) Big Data
3 2 (7.69%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 2 (7.69%) Fiddler
General
1 21 (80.77%) Pharmaceutical
2 9 (34.62%) Marketing
3 4 (15.38%) Publishing
3 4 (15.38%) Legal
4 2 (7.69%) Manufacturing
4 2 (7.69%) Telecoms
4 2 (7.69%) Finance
4 2 (7.69%) Banking
Job Titles
1 7 (26.92%) Author
1 7 (26.92%) Technical Author
2 4 (15.38%) Systems Manager
2 4 (15.38%) Head of IT
2 4 (15.38%) Compliance Manager
2 4 (15.38%) Head of Security
2 4 (15.38%) Head of IT Security
3 2 (7.69%) Business Analyst
3 2 (7.69%) Test Engineer
3 2 (7.69%) Senior Test Engineer
3 2 (7.69%) Developer
3 2 (7.69%) Analyst
4 1 (3.85%) Systems Administrator
4 1 (3.85%) Systems Engineer
4 1 (3.85%) Applications Specialist
4 1 (3.85%) Systems Support
4 1 (3.85%) Support Engineer
4 1 (3.85%) Administrator
4 1 (3.85%) Systems Support Engineer
4 1 (3.85%) Relationships Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (34.62%) HTML
2 8 (30.77%) CSS
3 3 (11.54%) Web Services
4 2 (7.69%) jQuery
4 2 (7.69%) RESTful
4 2 (7.69%) HTML5
4 2 (7.69%) REST
5 1 (3.85%) CSS3
5 1 (3.85%) Django
Miscellaneous
1 11 (42.31%) Chemistry
1 11 (42.31%) Biology
2 4 (15.38%) Management Information System
2 4 (15.38%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (11.54%) Informatics
4 2 (7.69%) Mathematics
4 2 (7.69%) Computer Science
5 1 (3.85%) User Experience
5 1 (3.85%) Web 2.0
5 1 (3.85%) Statistics
5 1 (3.85%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.85%) Windows
1 1 (3.85%) Linux
1 1 (3.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (30.77%) Validation
2 5 (19.23%) Information Management
3 4 (15.38%) Document Management
3 4 (15.38%) Incident Management
3 4 (15.38%) IT Governance
3 4 (15.38%) Business Continuity
3 4 (15.38%) ITIL
3 4 (15.38%) Information Security
3 4 (15.38%) Information Assurance
3 4 (15.38%) Data Security
4 2 (7.69%) Test Scripting
4 2 (7.69%) Test Automation
4 2 (7.69%) Responsive Web Design
4 2 (7.69%) Analytics
4 2 (7.69%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (7.69%) Performance Testing
4 2 (7.69%) Web Design
4 2 (7.69%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (7.69%) Requirements Analysis
4 2 (7.69%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 5 (19.23%) Python
2 4 (15.38%) Java
2 4 (15.38%) JavaScript
3 3 (11.54%) Perl
4 1 (3.85%) PHP
Qualifications
1 5 (19.23%) Degree
2 3 (11.54%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (15.38%) GCP
1 4 (15.38%) GMP
1 4 (15.38%) GLP
1 4 (15.38%) ISO 9001
1 4 (15.38%) GxP
1 4 (15.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (3.85%) WAI
2 1 (3.85%) QA
2 1 (3.85%) CDISC
Systems Management
1 1 (3.85%) Puppet
1 1 (3.85%) Ansible
Vendors
1 1 (3.85%) Red Hat
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