The first 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 28 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 Scotland region.

Location
3 months to
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Life Sciences
Rank 164 157 152
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -5
Permanent jobs citing Life Science 6 5 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 0.16% 0.15% 0.031%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.57% 0.50% 0.11%
Number of salaries quoted 6 5 1
Average salary £33,750 £40,995 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-17.67% -13.69%
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £37,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year
-6.66% -31.81%
Miscellaneous Category
Scotland
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
1052 1002 931
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 28.36% 30.73% 29.27%
Number of salaries quoted 679 644 623
Average salary £42,000 £41,250 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.81% +3.12%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £30,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £56,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%
Life Science
UK

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 28 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
Edinburgh - 4 £35,000 -
Glasgow - 1 £32,500 -
Life Science
UK

Life Science
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 28 July 2014, 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 7 (77.78%) Java
2 4 (44.44%) Spring
2 4 (44.44%) Maven
2 4 (44.44%) Software Engineering
2 4 (44.44%) Ant
2 4 (44.44%) Python
2 4 (44.44%) Hibernate
2 4 (44.44%) Apache Flex
2 4 (44.44%) Hadoop
2 4 (44.44%) Big Data
2 4 (44.44%) Jenkins
2 4 (44.44%) HDFS
3 3 (33.33%) Web Application Development
3 3 (33.33%) Node.js
3 3 (33.33%) HTTP
3 3 (33.33%) CSS
3 3 (33.33%) JavaScript
4 2 (22.22%) Validation
4 2 (22.22%) Pharmaceutical
4 2 (22.22%) NonStop SQL
4 2 (22.22%) Degree
4 2 (22.22%) QA
4 2 (22.22%) 21 CFR Part 11
4 2 (22.22%) GAMP
4 2 (22.22%) Apple iOS
4 2 (22.22%) Android
4 2 (22.22%) Android Development
4 2 (22.22%) iOS Development
5 1 (11.11%) Mobile App
5 1 (11.11%) Data Analytics

Life Science
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 2014, 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 3 (33.33%) Node.js
Communications & Networking
1 3 (33.33%) HTTP
2 1 (11.11%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (44.44%) Hadoop
1 4 (44.44%) Big Data
2 2 (22.22%) NonStop SQL
Development Applications
1 4 (44.44%) Maven
1 4 (44.44%) Ant
1 4 (44.44%) Jenkins
General
1 2 (22.22%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 5 (55.56%) Software Engineer
2 3 (33.33%) Developer
3 2 (22.22%) JavaScript Developer
4 1 (11.11%) Java Software Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (44.44%) Spring
1 4 (44.44%) Hibernate
1 4 (44.44%) Apache Flex
2 3 (33.33%) CSS
3 1 (11.11%) WebKit
3 1 (11.11%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (11.11%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 2 (22.22%) Apple iOS
1 2 (22.22%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (44.44%) Software Engineering
2 3 (33.33%) Web Application Development
3 2 (22.22%) Validation
3 2 (22.22%) Android Development
3 2 (22.22%) iOS Development
4 1 (11.11%) Data Analytics
4 1 (11.11%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 7 (77.78%) Java
2 4 (44.44%) Python
3 3 (33.33%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 2 (22.22%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (22.22%) QA
1 2 (22.22%) 21 CFR Part 11
1 2 (22.22%) GAMP
System Software
1 4 (44.44%) HDFS