The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Life Science in IT jobs advertised for the Oxford region. Included is a guide to the salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Life Science over the 3 months to 29 September 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
29 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Life Sciences
Rank 73 60 69
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +9
Permanent jobs citing Life Science 2 23 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Oxford 0.28% 2.95% 1.13%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.63% 6.20% 2.37%
Number of salaries quoted 2 23 8
Median salary £32,500 £42,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-23.52% -10.52%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £33,500 £44,500
10% offered a salary of more than £36,500 £47,500 £55,100
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £45,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-11.11% +12.50%
Life Science
Oxfordshire

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

Miscellaneous Category
Oxford
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
317 371 338
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Oxford 44.96% 47.63% 47.88%
Number of salaries quoted 271 247 261
Median salary £47,500 £43,750 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+8.57% +9.37%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £32,050 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £60,000 £60,750
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%

Life Science
Jobs Demand Trend in Oxford

The demand trend of job ads across the Oxford region citing Life Science as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in the Miscellaneous category.

Life Science Jobs Demand Trend in Oxford

Life Science
Salary Trend in Oxford

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

Life Science Salary Trend in Oxford

Life Science
Top 19 Related IT Skills in Oxford

For the 6 months to 29 September 2016, IT jobs citing Life Science also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Oxford region with a requirement for Life Science.

1 9 (100.00%) Degree
2 8 (88.89%) JIRA
2 8 (88.89%) Computer Science
2 8 (88.89%) Manual Testing
2 8 (88.89%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (88.89%) Defect Tracking
2 8 (88.89%) Exploratory Testing
2 8 (88.89%) C
2 8 (88.89%) C++
2 8 (88.89%) ISEB
2 8 (88.89%) Firmware
2 8 (88.89%) Scrum
2 8 (88.89%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (88.89%) ISTQB
3 5 (55.56%) User Stories
4 3 (33.33%) Automation Testing
4 3 (33.33%) Product Management
5 1 (11.11%) Electronics
5 1 (11.11%) SOLIDWORKS

Life Science
Top Related IT Skills in Oxford by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Applications
1 1 (11.11%) SOLIDWORKS
Development Applications
1 8 (88.89%) JIRA
General
1 1 (11.11%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 8 (88.89%) Test Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) Design Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 8 (88.89%) Analytical Skills
1 8 (88.89%) Computer Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (88.89%) Agile Software Development
1 8 (88.89%) Defect Tracking
1 8 (88.89%) Exploratory Testing
1 8 (88.89%) Manual Testing
1 8 (88.89%) Scrum
2 5 (55.56%) User Stories
3 3 (33.33%) Automation Testing
3 3 (33.33%) Product Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (88.89%) C
1 8 (88.89%) C++
Qualifications
1 9 (100.00%) Degree
2 8 (88.89%) ISEB
2 8 (88.89%) ISTQB
System Software
1 8 (88.89%) Firmware