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 13 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Life Sciences
Rank 89 119 113
Rank change year-on-year
+30 -6
Permanent jobs citing Life Science 12 10 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.94% 0.55% 0.32%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 2.48% 1.40% 0.90%
Number of salaries quoted 7 5 4
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £85,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -58.82%
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £52,500 £60,000
% change year-on-year
-19.04% -12.50%
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
483 713 558
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 37.68% 38.90% 35.16%
Number of salaries quoted 412 597 394
Average salary £37,500 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-11.76% +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £52,500 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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 13 February 2016.

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 13 February 2016. 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 +7 7 £55,000 -4.34%
Widnes - 2 £27,500 -
Life Science
North West

Life Science
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 24 (75.00%) Manufacturing
2 13 (40.63%) Project Management
2 13 (40.63%) ITIL
3 12 (37.50%) PRINCE2
4 11 (34.38%) ISEB
4 11 (34.38%) Degree
5 9 (28.13%) Service Management
6 8 (25.00%) Pharmaceutical
6 8 (25.00%) Management Information System
6 8 (25.00%) Windows
7 6 (18.75%) ITSM
7 6 (18.75%) Law
7 6 (18.75%) Microsoft
7 6 (18.75%) Supplier Management
7 6 (18.75%) Business Development
7 6 (18.75%) Transition Management
7 6 (18.75%) Presales
8 5 (15.63%) Windows Server 2012
8 5 (15.63%) Windows Server 2008
8 5 (15.63%) Windows 7
8 5 (15.63%) Data Management
8 5 (15.63%) DNS
8 5 (15.63%) Cisco
8 5 (15.63%) Cisco Certification
8 5 (15.63%) LAN
8 5 (15.63%) DHCP
8 5 (15.63%) TCP/IP
8 5 (15.63%) Wireless
8 5 (15.63%) Information Security
8 5 (15.63%) Service Delivery

Life Science
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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.

Applications
1 4 (12.50%) MS Excel
2 3 (9.38%) MS Office
3 1 (3.13%) Spreadsheet
Communications & Networking
1 5 (15.63%) DHCP
1 5 (15.63%) DNS
1 5 (15.63%) LAN
1 5 (15.63%) TCP/IP
1 5 (15.63%) Wireless
2 4 (12.50%) Firewall
3 2 (6.25%) 802.11
3 2 (6.25%) Cisco ASA
3 2 (6.25%) Cisco IOS
3 2 (6.25%) Cisco Nexus
3 2 (6.25%) Cisco PIX
3 2 (6.25%) DMVPN
3 2 (6.25%) Internet
3 2 (6.25%) IP Telephony
3 2 (6.25%) IPsec
3 2 (6.25%) iSCSI
3 2 (6.25%) MPLS
3 2 (6.25%) NX-OS
3 2 (6.25%) SSL
3 2 (6.25%) xDSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (12.50%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 2 (6.25%) Jenkins
1 2 (6.25%) Selenium
1 2 (6.25%) SpecFlow
General
1 24 (75.00%) Manufacturing
2 8 (25.00%) Pharmaceutical
3 6 (18.75%) Law
4 4 (12.50%) Aerospace
4 4 (12.50%) Finance
4 4 (12.50%) Retail
5 3 (9.38%) Legal
5 3 (9.38%) Publishing
5 3 (9.38%) Telecoms
6 2 (6.25%) Marketing
7 1 (3.13%) Banking
Job Titles
1 7 (21.88%) Analyst
2 6 (18.75%) Project Manager
2 6 (18.75%) Transition Manager
3 4 (12.50%) Big Data Analyst
3 4 (12.50%) Data Analyst
4 3 (9.38%) Information Analyst
4 3 (9.38%) Information Manager
4 3 (9.38%) Information Security Manager
4 3 (9.38%) Information Systems Analyst
4 3 (9.38%) IT Support
4 3 (9.38%) Security Manager
4 3 (9.38%) Systems Analyst
4 3 (9.38%) Technical Analyst
5 2 (6.25%) Automation Engineer
5 2 (6.25%) IT Support Specialist
5 2 (6.25%) Network Engineer
5 2 (6.25%) Support Specialist
6 1 (3.13%) Data Modeller
6 1 (3.13%) IT Support Engineer
6 1 (3.13%) Project Coordinator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.25%) 802.1X
1 2 (6.25%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 8 (25.00%) Management Information System
2 4 (12.50%) Artificial Intelligence
2 4 (12.50%) Data Centre
2 4 (12.50%) Mathematics
2 4 (12.50%) Physics
2 4 (12.50%) Statistics
3 2 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (3.13%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 8 (25.00%) Windows
2 5 (15.63%) Windows 7
2 5 (15.63%) Windows Server 2008
2 5 (15.63%) Windows Server 2012
3 3 (9.38%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (40.63%) ITIL
1 13 (40.63%) Project Management
2 12 (37.50%) PRINCE2
3 9 (28.13%) Service Management
4 6 (18.75%) Business Development
4 6 (18.75%) ITSM
4 6 (18.75%) Presales
4 6 (18.75%) Supplier Management
4 6 (18.75%) Transition Management
5 5 (15.63%) Data Management
5 5 (15.63%) Information Security
5 5 (15.63%) Service Delivery
6 4 (12.50%) Software Engineering
6 4 (12.50%) Statistical Modelling
7 3 (9.38%) Data Privacy
7 3 (9.38%) Data Protection
7 3 (9.38%) Incident Management
7 3 (9.38%) Project Planning
7 3 (9.38%) Security Testing
7 3 (9.38%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (12.50%) SQL
2 2 (6.25%) C#
Qualifications
1 11 (34.38%) Degree
1 11 (34.38%) ISEB
2 5 (15.63%) Cisco Certification
3 4 (12.50%) PhD
4 3 (9.38%) APMP
4 3 (9.38%) CCNA
4 3 (9.38%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (9.38%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 2 (6.25%) CCNP
5 2 (6.25%) ISTQB
5 2 (6.25%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
System Software
1 3 (9.38%) Active Directory
1 3 (9.38%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 6 (18.75%) Microsoft
2 5 (15.63%) Cisco
3 3 (9.38%) VMware
4 1 (3.13%) Cognizant
4 1 (3.13%) IBM
4 1 (3.13%) Informatica
4 1 (3.13%) JD Edwards
4 1 (3.13%) Oracle
4 1 (3.13%) SAP