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

Location
3 months to
2 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Life Sciences
Rank 209 249 240
Rank change year-on-year
+40 -9
Permanent jobs citing Life Science 47 3 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.69% 0.040% 0.029%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.91% 0.12% 0.089%
Number of salaries quoted 19 3 0
Average salary £52,500 £35,000 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
+50.00% -
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £35,000 £30,000
% change year-on-year
+28.57% +16.66%
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
2458 2481 2256
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 35.89% 33.37% 32.55%
Number of salaries quoted 1948 1889 1833
Average salary £39,750 £40,000 £36,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-0.62% +9.58%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £56,500 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -

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 2 September 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 2 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
Cheshire - 24 £48,750 - 2
Merseyside - 16 £55,000 -
Manchester - 6 - -
Life Science
England

Life Science
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 60 (85.71%) Manufacturing
2 39 (55.71%) Degree
3 27 (38.57%) Service Delivery
4 24 (34.29%) ITIL
5 20 (28.57%) Microsoft
5 20 (28.57%) Service Management
6 19 (27.14%) Finance
7 16 (22.86%) Root Cause Analysis
8 15 (21.43%) PRINCE2
8 15 (21.43%) Windows
9 14 (20.00%) Continuous Improvement
10 13 (18.57%) ERP
10 13 (18.57%) Management Information System
11 12 (17.14%) Business Development
11 12 (17.14%) Project Management
12 11 (15.71%) ISEB
12 11 (15.71%) Oracle
13 10 (14.29%) SAP
13 10 (14.29%) DHCP
13 10 (14.29%) DNS
13 10 (14.29%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 10 (14.29%) Programme Management
13 10 (14.29%) Mentoring
14 9 (12.86%) Oracle Database
14 9 (12.86%) Legal
14 9 (12.86%) Firewall
14 9 (12.86%) Information Management
14 9 (12.86%) LAN
15 8 (11.43%) Data Warehouse
15 8 (11.43%) TCP/IP

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

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 5 (7.14%) Apache
1 5 (7.14%) Apache Spark
2 3 (4.29%) Oracle 9iAS
2 3 (4.29%) Oracle Application Server
2 3 (4.29%) Lync
3 1 (1.43%) Oracle Self-Service HR
Applications
1 7 (10.00%) MS Excel
2 6 (8.57%) MS Office
3 5 (7.14%) SPSS
4 4 (5.71%) MS PowerPoint
4 4 (5.71%) MS Visio
5 3 (4.29%) ProjectWise
Business Applications
1 8 (11.43%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 3 (4.29%) Primavera
2 3 (4.29%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (2.86%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (1.43%) Oracle ERP
4 1 (1.43%) SAP ERP
4 1 (1.43%) Oracle EBS R12
Communications & Networking
1 10 (14.29%) DHCP
1 10 (14.29%) DNS
2 9 (12.86%) Firewall
2 9 (12.86%) LAN
3 8 (11.43%) WAN
3 8 (11.43%) TCP/IP
4 7 (10.00%) VoIP
5 5 (7.14%) VPN
5 5 (7.14%) Ethernet
5 5 (7.14%) SNMP
5 5 (7.14%) Wireless
5 5 (7.14%) IPsec
5 5 (7.14%) IP Telephony
5 5 (7.14%) Cisco IOS
5 5 (7.14%) Cisco PIX
5 5 (7.14%) SSL
5 5 (7.14%) 802.11
5 5 (7.14%) MPLS
5 5 (7.14%) TACACS
5 5 (7.14%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (12.86%) Oracle Database
2 8 (11.43%) Data Warehouse
3 7 (10.00%) Oracle Database 10g
4 5 (7.14%) Mahout
4 5 (7.14%) SQL Server
5 4 (5.71%) Crystal Reports
5 4 (5.71%) Oracle Reports
5 4 (5.71%) BusinessObjects
6 3 (4.29%) SAP BW
6 3 (4.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 3 (4.29%) SQL Server 2005
6 3 (4.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 3 (4.29%) Oracle Database 11g
6 3 (4.29%) SQL Server 2008
6 3 (4.29%) Oracle9i Database
6 3 (4.29%) SQL Server 2012
6 3 (4.29%) MySQL
General
1 60 (85.71%) Manufacturing
2 19 (27.14%) Finance
3 9 (12.86%) Legal
4 7 (10.00%) Retail
5 6 (8.57%) Banking
5 6 (8.57%) Pharmaceutical
6 5 (7.14%) Law
7 3 (4.29%) Marketing
8 2 (2.86%) Telecoms
8 2 (2.86%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 8 (11.43%) Project Manager
1 8 (11.43%) Analyst
2 7 (10.00%) Architect
3 5 (7.14%) Transition Manager
3 5 (7.14%) Consultant
3 5 (7.14%) Network Engineer
4 4 (5.71%) Junior
4 4 (5.71%) Systems Engineer
4 4 (5.71%) Security Analyst
4 4 (5.71%) Information Analyst
4 4 (5.71%) Information Security Analyst
4 4 (5.71%) Head of Service Delivery
5 3 (4.29%) IT Support
5 3 (4.29%) Junior IT Support
5 3 (4.29%) Junior Support Engineer
5 3 (4.29%) Technical Leader
5 3 (4.29%) IT Director
5 3 (4.29%) Information Manager
5 3 (4.29%) IT Support Engineer
5 3 (4.29%) Procurement Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (7.14%) Natural Language Processing
1 5 (7.14%) MLlib
1 5 (7.14%) 802.1X
2 3 (4.29%) WebCenter
3 2 (2.86%) Entity Framework
3 2 (2.86%) Castle Windsor
3 2 (2.86%) .NET Framework
3 2 (2.86%) .NET
3 2 (2.86%) MFC
3 2 (2.86%) ASP.NET
3 2 (2.86%) SignalR
3 2 (2.86%) ASP.NET MVC
3 2 (2.86%) ASP.NET Web API
4 1 (1.43%) Itk
4 1 (1.43%) Middleware
4 1 (1.43%) WPF
4 1 (1.43%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 13 (18.57%) Management Information System
2 8 (11.43%) Enterprise Software
2 8 (11.43%) Data Centre
3 6 (8.57%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (8.57%) Computer Science
4 5 (7.14%) Mathematics
4 5 (7.14%) Artificial Intelligence
4 5 (7.14%) Statistics
4 5 (7.14%) Ontologies
5 3 (4.29%) Replication
5 3 (4.29%) Clustering
5 3 (4.29%) User Experience
5 3 (4.29%) Enterprise Storage
6 1 (1.43%) Algorithms
6 1 (1.43%) Performance Metrics
6 1 (1.43%) Visualisation
6 1 (1.43%) Psychology
6 1 (1.43%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 15 (21.43%) Windows
2 8 (11.43%) Windows Server 2008
2 8 (11.43%) Windows Server 2012
3 3 (4.29%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (38.57%) Service Delivery
2 24 (34.29%) ITIL
3 20 (28.57%) Service Management
4 16 (22.86%) Root Cause Analysis
5 15 (21.43%) PRINCE2
6 14 (20.00%) Continuous Improvement
7 13 (18.57%) ERP
8 12 (17.14%) Project Management
8 12 (17.14%) Business Development
9 10 (14.29%) Mentoring
9 10 (14.29%) Programme Management
10 9 (12.86%) Information Management
11 8 (11.43%) Stakeholder Management
11 8 (11.43%) Process Management
11 8 (11.43%) ITSM
11 8 (11.43%) Analytics
11 8 (11.43%) Capacity Planning
12 7 (10.00%) Change Management
13 6 (8.57%) PRINCE
13 6 (8.57%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 8 (11.43%) SQL
2 7 (10.00%) PL/SQL
2 7 (10.00%) R
3 5 (7.14%) SPARQL
4 3 (4.29%) T-SQL
4 3 (4.29%) Prolog
4 3 (4.29%) PowerShell
5 2 (2.86%) C#
Qualifications
1 39 (55.71%) Degree
2 11 (15.71%) ISEB
3 10 (14.29%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 6 (8.57%) SC Cleared
4 6 (8.57%) Security Cleared
5 5 (7.14%) CCNP
5 5 (7.14%) PMP
5 5 (7.14%) PMI Certification
5 5 (7.14%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (4.29%) Microsoft Certification
6 3 (4.29%) OCP
6 3 (4.29%) Oracle Certification
6 3 (4.29%) MCTS
6 3 (4.29%) MCITP
7 1 (1.43%) APMP
7 1 (1.43%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.71%) COBIT
2 3 (4.29%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (7.14%) Active Directory
2 3 (4.29%) VMware ESX
2 3 (4.29%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (4.29%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 20 (28.57%) Microsoft
2 11 (15.71%) Oracle
3 10 (14.29%) SAP
4 5 (7.14%) Cisco
4 5 (7.14%) IBM
5 4 (5.71%) Ariba
6 3 (4.29%) Cognizant
6 3 (4.29%) CommVault
6 3 (4.29%) Salesforce.com
6 3 (4.29%) VMware
7 2 (2.86%) Hyperion
8 1 (1.43%) PeopleSoft