The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Life Science in IT jobs advertised for the Cheshire region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Life Science over the 3 months to 22 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Life Sciences
Rank 111 113 139
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +26
Permanent jobs citing Life Science 12 10 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.63% 0.58% 0.090%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.65% 1.64% 0.25%
Number of salaries quoted 5 4 0
Average salary £35,000 £85,000 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
-58.82% -
UK excluding London average salary £46,500 £50,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-7.00% +42.85%
Life Science
North West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Miscellaneous category in permanent jobs advertised in the Cheshire region.

Miscellaneous Category
Cheshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
727 609 785
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 38.32% 35.61% 35.17%
Number of salaries quoted 639 455 676
Average salary £41,250 £40,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.12% +14.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £50,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

Life Science
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Life Science across the Cheshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Miscellaneous category.

Life Science Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

Life Science
Salary Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Life Science across the Cheshire region.

Life Science Salary Trend in Cheshire

Life Science
Salary Histogram in Cheshire

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Life Science across the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 22 December 2014.

Life Science Salary Histogram in Cheshire

Life Science
Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Life Science within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 22 December 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Chester - 3 - -
Warrington - 3 £29,500 -
Macclesfield 0 2 £35,000 -
Life Science
North West

Life Science
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 22 December 2014, IT jobs across the Cheshire 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 7 (50.00%) JavaScript
2 6 (42.86%) HTML
2 6 (42.86%) TCP/IP
2 6 (42.86%) Business Development
3 5 (35.71%) Finance
3 5 (35.71%) Pharmaceutical
4 4 (28.57%) Software Engineering
4 4 (28.57%) C#
4 4 (28.57%) C++
4 4 (28.57%) .NET
4 4 (28.57%) ASP.NET
4 4 (28.57%) jQuery
4 4 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (21.43%) Line Management
5 3 (21.43%) Mathematics
5 3 (21.43%) WordPress
5 3 (21.43%) Magento
5 3 (21.43%) HTML5
5 3 (21.43%) Social Media
5 3 (21.43%) CSS3
5 3 (21.43%) CSS
5 3 (21.43%) Windows
5 3 (21.43%) Linux
5 3 (21.43%) MySQL
5 3 (21.43%) IIS
5 3 (21.43%) Visual Studio
5 3 (21.43%) DHTML
5 3 (21.43%) C
5 3 (21.43%) PHP
5 3 (21.43%) SQL

Life Science
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 December 2014, IT jobs across the Cheshire 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 3 (21.43%) IIS
1 3 (21.43%) WordPress
Business Applications
1 3 (21.43%) Magento
2 1 (7.14%) SAP FI
2 1 (7.14%) SAP FI/CO
2 1 (7.14%) SAP CO
Communications & Networking
1 6 (42.86%) TCP/IP
2 1 (7.14%) VPN
2 1 (7.14%) DNS
2 1 (7.14%) SSL
2 1 (7.14%) Firewall
2 1 (7.14%) IPsec
2 1 (7.14%) IP Telephony
2 1 (7.14%) Network Security
2 1 (7.14%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (21.43%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 3 (21.43%) Visual Studio
General
1 5 (35.71%) Pharmaceutical
1 5 (35.71%) Finance
2 2 (14.29%) Marketing
3 1 (7.14%) Manufacturing
3 1 (7.14%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 3 (21.43%) Developer
1 3 (21.43%) Web Developer
1 3 (21.43%) Front-End Developer
1 3 (21.43%) Front-End Web Developer
2 2 (14.29%) Research Manager
2 2 (14.29%) Consultant
2 2 (14.29%) Principal Consultant
3 1 (7.14%) SAP FI/CO Consultant
3 1 (7.14%) SAP Consultant
3 1 (7.14%) Senior Network Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Team Leader
3 1 (7.14%) Client Services Manager
3 1 (7.14%) Software Manager
3 1 (7.14%) Software Team Leader
3 1 (7.14%) Network Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Systems Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Engineering Manager
3 1 (7.14%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Service Manager
3 1 (7.14%) Software Engineering Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (42.86%) HTML
2 4 (28.57%) .NET
2 4 (28.57%) ASP.NET
2 4 (28.57%) jQuery
3 3 (21.43%) HTML5
3 3 (21.43%) CSS3
3 3 (21.43%) DHTML
3 3 (21.43%) Silverlight
3 3 (21.43%) CSS
3 3 (21.43%) XHTML
4 1 (7.14%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 4 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (21.43%) Social Media
2 3 (21.43%) Mathematics
3 2 (14.29%) Psychology
3 2 (14.29%) Statistics
4 1 (7.14%) Thin Client
4 1 (7.14%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 3 (21.43%) Windows
1 3 (21.43%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (42.86%) Business Development
2 4 (28.57%) Software Engineering
3 3 (21.43%) MVC
3 3 (21.43%) Content Management
3 3 (21.43%) Line Management
4 2 (14.29%) ITIL
4 2 (14.29%) Incident Management
4 2 (14.29%) Resource Management
4 2 (14.29%) Data Protection
4 2 (14.29%) Market Research
5 1 (7.14%) Web Application Development
5 1 (7.14%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 7 (50.00%) JavaScript
2 4 (28.57%) C#
2 4 (28.57%) C++
3 3 (21.43%) C
3 3 (21.43%) PHP
3 3 (21.43%) SQL
3 3 (21.43%) VB
3 3 (21.43%) Assembly Language
Qualifications
1 3 (21.43%) Degree
2 2 (14.29%) MBA
3 1 (7.14%) SC Cleared
3 1 (7.14%) Security Cleared
3 1 (7.14%) MCSA
3 1 (7.14%) CCNA
3 1 (7.14%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (14.29%) GxP
1 2 (14.29%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 1 (7.14%) Active Directory
1 1 (7.14%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 3 (21.43%) Zend
2 2 (14.29%) SAP
3 1 (7.14%) Cisco
3 1 (7.14%) Microsoft
3 1 (7.14%) Dell
3 1 (7.14%) Juniper
3 1 (7.14%) VMware