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 4 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Life Sciences
Rank 108 - 115
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Permanent jobs citing Life Science 23 0 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 1.32% - 0.064%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 3.28% - 0.18%
Number of salaries quoted 3 0 0
Average salary £47,500 - -
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £35,000 £30,000
% change year-on-year
+28.57% +16.66%
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
701 686 545
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 40.31% 35.38% 34.76%
Number of salaries quoted 558 520 417
Average salary £41,125 £38,500 £38,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.81% -
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £58,500 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £41,250 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -

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
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 4 September 2015. 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
Warrington - 20 £55,000 -
Life Science
North West

Life Science
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, 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 36 (87.80%) Manufacturing
2 20 (48.78%) Service Management
3 19 (46.34%) Degree
4 16 (39.02%) ITIL
4 16 (39.02%) Microsoft
5 14 (34.15%) Service Delivery
6 13 (31.71%) Windows
7 11 (26.83%) ISEB
8 10 (24.39%) PRINCE2
8 10 (24.39%) Mentoring
9 9 (21.95%) LAN
9 9 (21.95%) Firewall
10 8 (19.51%) ITSM
10 8 (19.51%) TCP/IP
10 8 (19.51%) WAN
10 8 (19.51%) DHCP
10 8 (19.51%) DNS
10 8 (19.51%) Root Cause Analysis
10 8 (19.51%) Windows Server 2012
10 8 (19.51%) Data Centre
10 8 (19.51%) Windows Server 2008
10 8 (19.51%) Capacity Planning
11 7 (17.07%) Change Management
11 7 (17.07%) Project Management
11 7 (17.07%) Finance
12 6 (14.63%) Legal
12 6 (14.63%) Security Management
12 6 (14.63%) Information Security
12 6 (14.63%) Programme Management
12 6 (14.63%) Incident Management

Life Science
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, 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 (7.32%) Oracle 9iAS
1 3 (7.32%) Oracle Application Server
1 3 (7.32%) Lync
Applications
1 3 (7.32%) MS Excel
1 3 (7.32%) ProjectWise
Business Applications
1 3 (7.32%) Primavera
2 1 (2.44%) SAP ERP
Communications & Networking
1 9 (21.95%) LAN
1 9 (21.95%) Firewall
2 8 (19.51%) DNS
2 8 (19.51%) TCP/IP
2 8 (19.51%) WAN
2 8 (19.51%) DHCP
3 5 (12.20%) Ethernet
3 5 (12.20%) SNMP
3 5 (12.20%) VPN
3 5 (12.20%) VoIP
3 5 (12.20%) SSL
3 5 (12.20%) 802.11
3 5 (12.20%) MPLS
3 5 (12.20%) TACACS
3 5 (12.20%) Wireless
3 5 (12.20%) IPsec
3 5 (12.20%) IP Telephony
3 5 (12.20%) Cisco IOS
3 5 (12.20%) Cisco PIX
3 5 (12.20%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (12.20%) SQL Server
2 4 (9.76%) Data Warehouse
2 4 (9.76%) BusinessObjects
3 3 (7.32%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 3 (7.32%) SQL Server 2005
3 3 (7.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (7.32%) Oracle Database 11g
3 3 (7.32%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (7.32%) SQL Server 2012
3 3 (7.32%) Oracle Database
3 3 (7.32%) Oracle Database 10g
3 3 (7.32%) Oracle9i Database
3 3 (7.32%) MySQL
General
1 36 (87.80%) Manufacturing
2 7 (17.07%) Finance
3 6 (14.63%) Pharmaceutical
3 6 (14.63%) Legal
4 5 (12.20%) Law
5 2 (4.88%) Publishing
6 1 (2.44%) Retail
6 1 (2.44%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 7 (17.07%) Project Manager
2 5 (12.20%) Network Engineer
2 5 (12.20%) Transition Manager
3 4 (9.76%) Head of Service Delivery
3 4 (9.76%) Information Security Analyst
3 4 (9.76%) Analyst
3 4 (9.76%) Junior
3 4 (9.76%) Security Analyst
3 4 (9.76%) Information Analyst
4 3 (7.32%) DBA
4 3 (7.32%) Support Engineer
4 3 (7.32%) Administrator
4 3 (7.32%) IT Support Engineer
4 3 (7.32%) Information Manager
4 3 (7.32%) IT Support
4 3 (7.32%) Junior IT Support
4 3 (7.32%) Junior Support Engineer
5 2 (4.88%) Security Manager
5 2 (4.88%) Information Security Manager
5 2 (4.88%) C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (12.20%) 802.1X
2 3 (7.32%) WebCenter
3 2 (4.88%) Entity Framework
3 2 (4.88%) Castle Windsor
3 2 (4.88%) SignalR
3 2 (4.88%) .NET
3 2 (4.88%) MFC
3 2 (4.88%) ASP.NET
3 2 (4.88%) .NET Framework
3 2 (4.88%) ASP.NET MVC
3 2 (4.88%) ASP.NET Web API
4 1 (2.44%) WPF
4 1 (2.44%) Itk
Miscellaneous
1 8 (19.51%) Data Centre
2 5 (12.20%) Management Information System
3 4 (9.76%) Enterprise Software
3 4 (9.76%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (7.32%) Replication
4 3 (7.32%) Clustering
4 3 (7.32%) Enterprise Storage
5 2 (4.88%) Computer Science
6 1 (2.44%) Visualisation
6 1 (2.44%) Algorithms
6 1 (2.44%) Statistics
6 1 (2.44%) SCADA
6 1 (2.44%) Mathematics
6 1 (2.44%) Psychology
Operating Systems
1 13 (31.71%) Windows
2 8 (19.51%) Windows Server 2008
2 8 (19.51%) Windows Server 2012
3 3 (7.32%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (48.78%) Service Management
2 16 (39.02%) ITIL
3 14 (34.15%) Service Delivery
4 10 (24.39%) PRINCE2
4 10 (24.39%) Mentoring
5 8 (19.51%) Root Cause Analysis
5 8 (19.51%) ITSM
5 8 (19.51%) Capacity Planning
6 7 (17.07%) Change Management
6 7 (17.07%) Project Management
7 6 (14.63%) PRINCE
7 6 (14.63%) ERP
7 6 (14.63%) Information Security
7 6 (14.63%) Programme Management
7 6 (14.63%) Security Management
7 6 (14.63%) Business Development
7 6 (14.63%) Problem Management
7 6 (14.63%) Incident Management
8 5 (12.20%) WAN Optimisation
8 5 (12.20%) Transition Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (9.76%) SQL
2 3 (7.32%) T-SQL
2 3 (7.32%) Prolog
2 3 (7.32%) PowerShell
2 3 (7.32%) PL/SQL
3 2 (4.88%) C#
3 2 (4.88%) R
Qualifications
1 19 (46.34%) Degree
2 11 (26.83%) ISEB
3 6 (14.63%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 6 (14.63%) SC Cleared
3 6 (14.63%) Security Cleared
4 5 (12.20%) CCNP
4 5 (12.20%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (7.32%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (7.32%) OCP
5 3 (7.32%) Oracle Certification
5 3 (7.32%) MCTS
5 3 (7.32%) MCITP
6 1 (2.44%) MBA
6 1 (2.44%) APMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (9.76%) COBIT
System Software
1 3 (7.32%) Active Directory
1 3 (7.32%) VMware ESX
1 3 (7.32%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (7.32%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 16 (39.02%) Microsoft
2 5 (12.20%) Cisco
3 3 (7.32%) CommVault
3 3 (7.32%) VMware
3 3 (7.32%) Oracle
4 2 (4.88%) SAP
4 2 (4.88%) Cognizant
5 1 (2.44%) Ariba