The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Life Science in IT jobs advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Life Science over the 3 months to 24 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Life Sciences
Rank 207 254 239
Rank change year-on-year
+47 -15
Permanent jobs citing Life Science 32 1 16
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.49% 0.014% 0.22%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.40% 0.041% 0.66%
Number of salaries quoted 13 1 9
Average salary £55,000 £47,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+15.78% +26.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,000 £47,500 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £47,500 £68,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £41,500 £39,500
% change year-on-year
+8.43% +5.06%
Life Science
England

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

Miscellaneous Category
North West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
2286 2425 2421
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 35.27% 34.16% 32.69%
Number of salaries quoted 1810 1884 1987
Average salary £40,000 £36,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.11% +2.85%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £24,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

Life Science
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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

Life Science Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Life Science
Salary Trend in the North West

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

Life Science Salary Trend in the North West

Life Science
Salary Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Life Science across the North West region over the 3 months to 24 April 2015.

Life Science Salary Histogram in the North West

Life Science
Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Life Science within the North West region over the 3 months to 24 April 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
Cheshire - 17 £35,000 -
Lancashire - 11 £65,000 -
Manchester +12 4 - -
Life Science
England

Life Science
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, IT jobs across the North West 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 23 (35.94%) MS Office
2 22 (34.38%) Windows
2 22 (34.38%) Microsoft
3 21 (32.81%) Finance
3 21 (32.81%) Degree
4 20 (31.25%) Manufacturing
4 20 (31.25%) Service Delivery
4 20 (31.25%) DNS
4 20 (31.25%) DHCP
4 20 (31.25%) Active Directory
5 17 (26.56%) ITIL
6 16 (25.00%) MCSE
6 16 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
6 16 (25.00%) iSCSI
6 16 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
6 16 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
7 14 (21.88%) Software Deployment
7 14 (21.88%) Service Desk Management
7 14 (21.88%) Performance Monitoring
7 14 (21.88%) SLA
7 14 (21.88%) Internet
7 14 (21.88%) ERP
7 14 (21.88%) DECT
7 14 (21.88%) VoIP
7 14 (21.88%) Telecoms
8 13 (20.31%) MS Excel
8 13 (20.31%) SAP
8 13 (20.31%) Resource Management
9 11 (17.19%) Performance Management
9 11 (17.19%) TCP/IP

Life Science
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, IT jobs across the North West 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 10 (15.63%) MS Exchange
1 10 (15.63%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 23 (35.94%) MS Office
2 13 (20.31%) MS Excel
3 3 (4.69%) MS Visio
3 3 (4.69%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 6 (9.38%) Oracle Financials
1 6 (9.38%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 5 (7.81%) SAP SD
2 5 (7.81%) SAP CRM
3 3 (4.69%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (1.56%) SAP FI/CO
4 1 (1.56%) SAP CO
4 1 (1.56%) SAP FI
Cloud Services
1 10 (15.63%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 20 (31.25%) DHCP
1 20 (31.25%) DNS
2 16 (25.00%) iSCSI
3 14 (21.88%) Internet
3 14 (21.88%) DECT
3 14 (21.88%) VoIP
4 11 (17.19%) TCP/IP
5 10 (15.63%) NAS
5 10 (15.63%) Ethernet
6 6 (9.38%) Firewall
6 6 (9.38%) VLAN
6 6 (9.38%) Network Security
6 6 (9.38%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (7.81%) Data Warehouse
1 5 (7.81%) SQL Server
2 3 (4.69%) Crystal Reports
2 3 (4.69%) Oracle Reports
2 3 (4.69%) Oracle Database
2 3 (4.69%) Oracle Database 10g
2 3 (4.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (3.13%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
3 2 (3.13%) Oracle BI EE
4 1 (1.56%) Spotfire
4 1 (1.56%) QlikView
General
1 21 (32.81%) Finance
2 20 (31.25%) Manufacturing
3 14 (21.88%) Telecoms
4 9 (14.06%) Pharmaceutical
5 6 (9.38%) Legal
6 5 (7.81%) French Language
6 5 (7.81%) German Language
6 5 (7.81%) Spanish Language
7 3 (4.69%) Marketing
7 3 (4.69%) Law
8 2 (3.13%) Retail
Job Titles
1 14 (21.88%) Analyst
2 9 (14.06%) Service Manager
3 8 (12.50%) Architect
4 7 (10.94%) Consultant
5 6 (9.38%) Solutions Architect
5 6 (9.38%) Service Analyst
5 6 (9.38%) Operations Manager
5 6 (9.38%) SAP Consultant
5 6 (9.38%) Information Analyst
5 6 (9.38%) Applications Architect
5 6 (9.38%) Security Analyst
5 6 (9.38%) Information Security Analyst
5 6 (9.38%) SAP Architect
5 6 (9.38%) IT Operations Manager
5 6 (9.38%) SAP Solutions Architect
6 5 (7.81%) Pre Sales Consultant
6 5 (7.81%) Delivery Manager
6 5 (7.81%) Developer
6 5 (7.81%) Services Delivery Manager
6 5 (7.81%) Sales Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (4.69%) .NET
1 3 (4.69%) ASP.NET
2 2 (3.13%) MFC
2 2 (3.13%) ASP.NET MVC
2 2 (3.13%) Entity Framework
2 2 (3.13%) Castle Windsor
2 2 (3.13%) SignalR
2 2 (3.13%) .NET Framework
2 2 (3.13%) ASP.NET Web API
3 1 (1.56%) WPF
3 1 (1.56%) jQuery
3 1 (1.56%) Itk
3 1 (1.56%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 10 (15.63%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (9.38%) Statistics
2 6 (9.38%) Mathematics
3 4 (6.25%) Computer Science
4 3 (4.69%) Enterprise Software
4 3 (4.69%) Psychology
5 1 (1.56%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 22 (34.38%) Windows
2 16 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 16 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 10 (15.63%) Windows Vista
3 10 (15.63%) Windows XP
4 6 (9.38%) Windows Server 2003
4 6 (9.38%) Linux
4 6 (9.38%) Windows 7
5 1 (1.56%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (31.25%) Service Delivery
2 17 (26.56%) ITIL
3 14 (21.88%) ERP
3 14 (21.88%) Software Deployment
3 14 (21.88%) Service Desk Management
3 14 (21.88%) Performance Monitoring
4 13 (20.31%) Resource Management
5 11 (17.19%) Performance Management
6 10 (15.63%) Disaster Recovery
7 6 (9.38%) Security Management
7 6 (9.38%) Risk Assessment
7 6 (9.38%) Information Security
7 6 (9.38%) Project Management
7 6 (9.38%) SAP Implementation
7 6 (9.38%) Vulnerability Assessment
7 6 (9.38%) Business Development
8 5 (7.81%) Master Data Management
8 5 (7.81%) Coaching
8 5 (7.81%) Data Management
8 5 (7.81%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 6 (9.38%) C
1 6 (9.38%) SQL
1 6 (9.38%) PowerShell
2 4 (6.25%) PL/SQL
3 3 (4.69%) C#
4 2 (3.13%) JavaScript
4 2 (3.13%) R
5 1 (1.56%) Perl
5 1 (1.56%) Python
5 1 (1.56%) C++
5 1 (1.56%) Java
Qualifications
1 21 (32.81%) Degree
2 16 (25.00%) MCSE
2 16 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 6 (9.38%) Cisco Certification
3 6 (9.38%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 6 (9.38%) MCSA
3 6 (9.38%) CCNA
4 3 (4.69%) ISEB
4 3 (4.69%) MBA
5 1 (1.56%) SC Cleared
5 1 (1.56%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (21.88%) SLA
2 6 (9.38%) COBIT
2 6 (9.38%) PCI DSS
3 2 (3.13%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 2 (3.13%) GxP
System Software
1 20 (31.25%) Active Directory
2 6 (9.38%) Xen
2 6 (9.38%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (9.38%) vSphere
2 6 (9.38%) NFS
Vendors
1 22 (34.38%) Microsoft
2 13 (20.31%) SAP
3 9 (14.06%) Oracle
4 6 (9.38%) HP
4 6 (9.38%) Citrix
4 6 (9.38%) NetApp
4 6 (9.38%) VMware
5 2 (3.13%) Teradata
6 1 (1.56%) Tableau
6 1 (1.56%) Ariba
6 1 (1.56%) Cognizant
6 1 (1.56%) Business Objects