The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Life Science in IT jobs advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Life Science over the 3 months to 9 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Life Sciences
Rank 196 176 194
Rank change year-on-year
-20 +18
Permanent jobs citing Life Science 29 40 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.51% 0.79% 0.023%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.51% 2.40% 0.068%
Number of salaries quoted 12 35 1
Average salary £50,000 £55,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-9.09% +57.14%
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £48,000 £57,500
% change year-on-year
-11.45% -16.52%
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 West Midlands region.

Miscellaneous Category
West Midlands
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
1922 1667 1469
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 34.10% 32.91% 34.08%
Number of salaries quoted 1498 1429 1189
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

Life Science
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

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

Life Science Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

Life Science
Salary Trend in the West Midlands

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

Life Science Salary Trend in the West Midlands

Life Science
Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Life Science across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 9 February 2016.

Life Science Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

Life Science
Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Life Science within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 9 February 2016. 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
Birmingham -34 12 £67,500 +22.72%
Coventry - 11 £25,000 -
Staffordshire - 3 £50,000 -
Walsall - 2 £60,000 -
Life Science
England

Life Science
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, IT jobs across the West Midlands 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 40 (86.96%) Manufacturing
2 18 (39.13%) Project Management
3 17 (36.96%) ITIL
3 17 (36.96%) PRINCE2
4 15 (32.61%) Microsoft
5 14 (30.43%) Service Management
5 14 (30.43%) Degree
6 13 (28.26%) Transition Management
6 13 (28.26%) Presales
7 12 (26.09%) ISEB
8 11 (23.91%) Cisco
8 11 (23.91%) Active Directory
8 11 (23.91%) DHCP
8 11 (23.91%) TCP/IP
8 11 (23.91%) Windows
8 11 (23.91%) MS Excel
8 11 (23.91%) Windows XP
8 11 (23.91%) HND
8 11 (23.91%) MS Office
8 11 (23.91%) Telecoms
8 11 (23.91%) Asset Management
8 11 (23.91%) Windows 7
8 11 (23.91%) IT Asset Management
8 11 (23.91%) Business Development
8 11 (23.91%) Time Management
8 11 (23.91%) Windows Server 2008
9 10 (21.74%) ITSM
9 10 (21.74%) Law
10 9 (19.57%) Mentoring
11 8 (17.39%) Finance

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

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, IT jobs across the West Midlands 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.

Applications
1 11 (23.91%) MS Excel
1 11 (23.91%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (6.52%) Oracle 11i
1 3 (6.52%) Oracle Applications
1 3 (6.52%) Oracle Assets
1 3 (6.52%) Oracle Cash Management
1 3 (6.52%) Oracle EBS R12
1 3 (6.52%) Oracle Financials
1 3 (6.52%) Oracle General Ledger
1 3 (6.52%) Oracle Payables
1 3 (6.52%) Oracle Receivables
2 2 (4.35%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (2.17%) SAP GRC
3 1 (2.17%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 11 (23.91%) DHCP
1 11 (23.91%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.35%) Biml
1 2 (4.35%) Data Warehouse
1 2 (4.35%) Power BI
1 2 (4.35%) QlikView
1 2 (4.35%) SQL Server
1 2 (4.35%) SQL Server 2005
1 2 (4.35%) SQL Server 2008
1 2 (4.35%) SQL Server 2012
1 2 (4.35%) SQL Server 2014
1 2 (4.35%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 2 (4.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 2 (4.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 40 (86.96%) Manufacturing
2 11 (23.91%) Telecoms
3 10 (21.74%) Law
4 8 (17.39%) Finance
5 3 (6.52%) General Ledger
5 3 (6.52%) Marketing
5 3 (6.52%) Retail
Job Titles
1 11 (23.91%) Transition Manager
2 9 (19.57%) Analyst
3 6 (13.04%) Service Manager
3 6 (13.04%) Support Analyst
4 5 (10.87%) Administrator
4 5 (10.87%) IT Administrator
4 5 (10.87%) IT Analyst
4 5 (10.87%) IT Support
4 5 (10.87%) IT Support Analyst
5 4 (8.70%) Delivery Manager
5 4 (8.70%) Services Delivery Manager
5 4 (8.70%) Test Manager
6 3 (6.52%) Engagement Manager
6 3 (6.52%) IT Systems Administrator
6 3 (6.52%) Oracle Analyst
6 3 (6.52%) Presales Manager
6 3 (6.52%) Product Manager
6 3 (6.52%) Software Product Manager
6 3 (6.52%) Systems Administrator
7 2 (4.35%) Integration Developer
Miscellaneous
1 7 (15.22%) Data Centre
2 3 (6.52%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (6.52%) Computer Science
3 2 (4.35%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (2.17%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 11 (23.91%) Windows
1 11 (23.91%) Windows 7
1 11 (23.91%) Windows Server 2008
1 11 (23.91%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (39.13%) Project Management
2 17 (36.96%) ITIL
2 17 (36.96%) PRINCE2
3 14 (30.43%) Service Management
4 13 (28.26%) Presales
4 13 (28.26%) Transition Management
5 11 (23.91%) Asset Management
5 11 (23.91%) Business Development
5 11 (23.91%) IT Asset Management
5 11 (23.91%) Time Management
6 10 (21.74%) ITSM
7 9 (19.57%) Mentoring
8 6 (13.04%) PRINCE
9 5 (10.87%) Business Analysis
9 5 (10.87%) Integration Testing
9 5 (10.87%) Line Management
9 5 (10.87%) Performance Management
9 5 (10.87%) Resource Management
10 4 (8.70%) Incident Management
10 4 (8.70%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (13.04%) VBA
2 5 (10.87%) SQL
3 2 (4.35%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 14 (30.43%) Degree
2 12 (26.09%) ISEB
3 11 (23.91%) HND
4 6 (13.04%) CCNA
4 6 (13.04%) Cisco Certification
5 5 (10.87%) SC Cleared
5 5 (10.87%) Security Cleared
6 2 (4.35%) APMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.35%) QA
System Software
1 11 (23.91%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 15 (32.61%) Microsoft
2 11 (23.91%) Cisco
3 4 (8.70%) Oracle
4 1 (2.17%) SAP