The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Life Science in IT jobs advertised for the Scotland region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Life Science over the 3 months to 29 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Life Sciences
Rank 155 169 163
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -6
Permanent jobs citing Life Science 7 6 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 0.22% 0.16% 0.15%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.58% 0.45% 0.40%
Number of salaries quoted 1 6 5
Average salary £50,000 £33,750 £40,995
Average salary % change year-on-year
+48.14% -17.67%
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £35,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+28.57% -6.66%
Life Science
UK

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

Miscellaneous Category
Scotland
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
1207 1347 1249
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 38.40% 36.22% 38.09%
Number of salaries quoted 769 892 789
Average salary £40,000 £41,500 £42,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.61% -1.19%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £27,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £56,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

Life Science
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

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

Life Science Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

Life Science
Salary Trend in Scotland

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

Life Science Salary Trend in Scotland

Life Science
Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Life Science within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 29 July 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
West Lothian - 6 - -
Glasgow +11 1 £50,000 +53.84% 1
Life Science
UK

Life Science
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 29 July 2015, IT jobs across the Scotland 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 12 (85.71%) Manufacturing
2 10 (71.43%) Finance
3 7 (50.00%) SAP
4 4 (28.57%) Degree
4 4 (28.57%) Automotive
4 4 (28.57%) Legal
4 4 (28.57%) Analytics
5 3 (21.43%) Data Centre
5 3 (21.43%) Service Delivery
5 3 (21.43%) PRINCE
5 3 (21.43%) SAP FI
5 3 (21.43%) Project Management
5 3 (21.43%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 3 (21.43%) ITIL
5 3 (21.43%) PRINCE2
5 3 (21.43%) SLA
5 3 (21.43%) ISEB
5 3 (21.43%) Integration Testing
5 3 (21.43%) APMP
5 3 (21.43%) Knowledge Management
5 3 (21.43%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 3 (21.43%) Project Planning
5 3 (21.43%) SAP CO
5 3 (21.43%) Retail
5 3 (21.43%) Programme Management
5 3 (21.43%) SAP FI/CO
6 2 (14.29%) SAP Smart Forms
6 2 (14.29%) BAPI
6 2 (14.29%) Root Cause Analysis
6 2 (14.29%) Adobe

Life Science
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 2015, IT jobs across the Scotland 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 1 (7.14%) NetWeaver
Business Applications
1 3 (21.43%) SAP FI
1 3 (21.43%) SAP FI/CO
1 3 (21.43%) SAP CO
1 3 (21.43%) SAP Oil and Gas
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.14%) DB2
1 1 (7.14%) Hadoop
1 1 (7.14%) SAP HANA
1 1 (7.14%) Big Data
1 1 (7.14%) MaxDB
General
1 12 (85.71%) Manufacturing
2 10 (71.43%) Finance
3 4 (28.57%) Automotive
3 4 (28.57%) Legal
4 3 (21.43%) Retail
5 1 (7.14%) Billing
Job Titles
1 6 (42.86%) Consultant
1 6 (42.86%) Infrastructure Project Manager
1 6 (42.86%) Project Manager
1 6 (42.86%) Programme Manager
1 6 (42.86%) SAP Consultant
1 6 (42.86%) Infrastructure Manager
1 6 (42.86%) Infrastructure Programme Manager
2 3 (21.43%) SAP Support
2 3 (21.43%) SAP Support Consultant
2 3 (21.43%) SAP CO Consultant
2 3 (21.43%) SAP FI/CO Consultant
2 3 (21.43%) SAP FI Consultant
2 3 (21.43%) Support Consultant
3 2 (14.29%) ABAP Consultant
4 1 (7.14%) Technical Support Consultant
4 1 (7.14%) Software Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Delivery Manager
4 1 (7.14%) Services Delivery Manager
4 1 (7.14%) Service Manager
4 1 (7.14%) SAP Basis Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (14.29%) SAP Smart Forms
1 2 (14.29%) BAPI
2 1 (7.14%) SAP Basis
2 1 (7.14%) Apache Flex
Miscellaneous
1 3 (21.43%) Data Centre
2 1 (7.14%) Performance Metrics
Operating Systems
1 1 (7.14%) UNIX
1 1 (7.14%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (28.57%) Analytics
2 3 (21.43%) Knowledge Management
2 3 (21.43%) Project Planning
2 3 (21.43%) Integration Testing
2 3 (21.43%) ITIL
2 3 (21.43%) PRINCE2
2 3 (21.43%) PRINCE
2 3 (21.43%) Project Management
2 3 (21.43%) Service Delivery
2 3 (21.43%) Programme Management
3 2 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (14.29%) OO
3 2 (14.29%) Root Cause Analysis
4 1 (7.14%) Business Analytics
4 1 (7.14%) People Management
4 1 (7.14%) SAP Security
4 1 (7.14%) CRM
4 1 (7.14%) ERP
4 1 (7.14%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (7.14%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 2 (14.29%) Java
1 2 (14.29%) ABAP
1 2 (14.29%) SAPscript
2 1 (7.14%) C++
2 1 (7.14%) Python
2 1 (7.14%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (28.57%) Degree
2 3 (21.43%) APMP
2 3 (21.43%) ISEB
2 3 (21.43%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 1 (7.14%) SAP Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (21.43%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (7.14%) HDFS
Vendors
1 7 (50.00%) SAP
2 2 (14.29%) Adobe
3 1 (7.14%) Oracle
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