The first 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 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all terms in our Miscellaneous category for the North West region.

Location
3 months to
24 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Life Sciences
Rank 239 232 244
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +12
Permanent jobs citing Life Science 2 6 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.028% 0.082% 0.067%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.10% 0.31% 0.25%
Number of salaries quoted 2 4 5
Average salary £72,500 £40,000 £65,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+81.25% -38.46%
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £37,500 £53,750
% change year-on-year
-6.66% -30.23%
Miscellaneous Category
North West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
1914 1952 2004
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 26.90% 26.71% 26.79%
Number of salaries quoted 1473 1624 1727
Average salary £38,500 £36,000 £35,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.94% +1.40%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £57,500 £55,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%
Life Science
England

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
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 July 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
Cheshire -3 2 £72,500 +81.25% 1
Life Science
England

Life Science
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 24 July 2014, 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 3 (100.00%) Business Objects
1 3 (100.00%) Java
1 3 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 3 (100.00%) Oracle
2 2 (66.67%) DRM
2 2 (66.67%) Pharmaceutical
2 2 (66.67%) BusinessObjects
2 2 (66.67%) Hyperion
2 2 (66.67%) Informatica
2 2 (66.67%) PowerCenter
2 2 (66.67%) SPSS
2 2 (66.67%) Finance
2 2 (66.67%) SAP MDM
2 2 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (66.67%) Data Management
2 2 (66.67%) Software Engineering
2 2 (66.67%) Business Analysis
2 2 (66.67%) Competitive Intelligence
2 2 (66.67%) Perl
2 2 (66.67%) PL/SQL
2 2 (66.67%) SQL
2 2 (66.67%) ETL
2 2 (66.67%) SAS
2 2 (66.67%) Business Intelligence
2 2 (66.67%) IBM
2 2 (66.67%) SAP
2 2 (66.67%) XML
2 2 (66.67%) UNIX
2 2 (66.67%) Python
2 2 (66.67%) SharePoint

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

For the 6 months to 24 July 2014, 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 2 (66.67%) SAS
1 2 (66.67%) SharePoint
2 1 (33.33%) Documentum
Applications
1 2 (66.67%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 2 (66.67%) SAP MDM
1 2 (66.67%) Oracle BPM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (66.67%) BusinessObjects
1 2 (66.67%) PowerCenter
1 2 (66.67%) Spotfire
1 2 (66.67%) Hadoop
1 2 (66.67%) Apache Hive
1 2 (66.67%) Big Data
2 1 (33.33%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (66.67%) Oracle APEX
General
1 2 (66.67%) Pharmaceutical
1 2 (66.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 1 (33.33%) Documentum Consultant
1 1 (33.33%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (66.67%) XML
1 2 (66.67%) MapReduce
2 1 (33.33%) WDK
Miscellaneous
1 2 (66.67%) Taxonomies
1 2 (66.67%) Informatics
1 2 (66.67%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 2 (66.67%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) DRM
1 2 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (66.67%) Data Management
1 2 (66.67%) Software Engineering
1 2 (66.67%) Business Analysis
1 2 (66.67%) Competitive Intelligence
1 2 (66.67%) ETL
1 2 (66.67%) Business Intelligence
1 2 (66.67%) SOA
1 2 (66.67%) Information Architecture
1 2 (66.67%) Data Visualisation
1 2 (66.67%) Data Analytics
1 2 (66.67%) Analytics
1 2 (66.67%) Master Data Management
2 1 (33.33%) Web Development
2 1 (33.33%) Content Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (100.00%) Java
1 3 (100.00%) JavaScript
2 2 (66.67%) Perl
2 2 (66.67%) PL/SQL
2 2 (66.67%) SQL
2 2 (66.67%) Python
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (66.67%) Data Quality
Vendors
1 3 (100.00%) Business Objects
1 3 (100.00%) Oracle
2 2 (66.67%) Hyperion
2 2 (66.67%) Informatica
2 2 (66.67%) IBM
2 2 (66.67%) SAP
3 1 (33.33%) Microsoft