The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Life Science in permanent job vacancies advertised in Cambridge. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Life Science over the 3 months to 24 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Life Sciences
Cambridgeshire / Cambridge
Rank 78 75 102
Rank change year-on-year -3 +27  
Permanent jobs citing Life Science 27 37 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cambridge 2.21% 2.51% 0.35%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 4.38% 5.56% 0.76%
Number of salaries quoted 7 27 4
Median salary £50,000 £45,000 £36,250
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% +24.13%  
90% offered a salary of more than £48,000 £32,500 £28,300
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £65,000 £43,500
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year - -14.28%  

Life Science is in the generic IT skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Cambridge with a requirement for generic IT skills.

Generic IT Skills
Cambridge
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 616 665 662
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Cambridge 50.49% 45.05% 46.07%
Number of salaries quoted 452 484 515
Median salary £45,000 £42,500 £43,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% -2.29%  
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £30,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £62,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +6.25%  

Life Science
Job Vacancy Trend in Cambridge

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cambridge citing Life Science as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Miscellaneous category.

Job vacancy trend for Life Science in Cambridge

Life Science
Salary Trend in Cambridge

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

Salary trend for Life Science in Cambridge

Life Science
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 24 March 2017, 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 Cambridge region with a requirement for Life Science.

1 23 (69.70%) Computer Science
2 20 (60.61%) Degree
3 18 (54.55%) Software Engineering
4 14 (42.42%) Java
5 12 (36.36%) .NET
5 12 (36.36%) Mathematics
6 10 (30.30%) RESTful
6 10 (30.30%) C
6 10 (30.30%) C++
6 10 (30.30%) Linux
6 10 (30.30%) DevOps
7 9 (27.27%) Algorithms
7 9 (27.27%) XML
7 9 (27.27%) PhD
7 9 (27.27%) Visual Studio
7 9 (27.27%) OpenGL
7 9 (27.27%) CAD
7 9 (27.27%) Aerospace
7 9 (27.27%) Ruby
8 8 (24.24%) TDD
8 8 (24.24%) nginx
8 8 (24.24%) Unit Testing
8 8 (24.24%) Continuous Integration
8 8 (24.24%) Amazon AWS
8 8 (24.24%) Python
8 8 (24.24%) C#
8 8 (24.24%) Jenkins
8 8 (24.24%) Vagrant
9 7 (21.21%) Windows Server
9 7 (21.21%) ASP.NET

Life Science
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge 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:

Application Platforms
1 8 (24.24%) nginx
2 6 (18.18%) Elasticsearch
3 5 (15.15%) Apache
3 5 (15.15%) ColdFusion
3 5 (15.15%) IIS
3 5 (15.15%) OpenStack
4 3 (9.09%) Apache Solr
5 2 (6.06%) Apache Spark
5 2 (6.06%) Drupal
6 1 (3.03%) Luigi
Cloud Services
1 8 (24.24%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (15.15%) Amazon EC2
2 5 (15.15%) AWS Lambda
3 3 (9.09%) Cloud Computing
3 3 (9.09%) Loggly
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.03%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (15.15%) Amazon RDS
1 5 (15.15%) Big Data
2 4 (12.12%) NoSQL
2 4 (12.12%) PostgreSQL
3 3 (9.09%) InfluxDB
3 3 (9.09%) Neo4j
3 3 (9.09%) Redis
3 3 (9.09%) Text Mining
4 1 (3.03%) Hadoop
4 1 (3.03%) MongoDB
4 1 (3.03%) MySQL
4 1 (3.03%) RDBMS
4 1 (3.03%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 9 (27.27%) Visual Studio
2 8 (24.24%) Jenkins
2 8 (24.24%) Vagrant
3 5 (15.15%) TeamCity
4 3 (9.09%) PHPUnit
4 3 (9.09%) Selenium
5 1 (3.03%) CircleCI
5 1 (3.03%) Git (software)
5 1 (3.03%) RSpec
General
1 9 (27.27%) Aerospace
2 6 (18.18%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (3.03%) Finance
Job Titles
1 9 (27.27%) Software Engineer
2 8 (24.24%) Developer
3 6 (18.18%) DevOps Engineer
4 5 (15.15%) Integration Engineer
5 4 (12.12%) Senior Developer
6 3 (9.09%) AWS DevOps
6 3 (9.09%) Full Stack Developer
6 3 (9.09%) Java Developer
7 2 (6.06%) Account Manager
7 2 (6.06%) Applications Specialist
7 2 (6.06%) Applications Support
7 2 (6.06%) Applications Support Specialist
7 2 (6.06%) AWS Developer
7 2 (6.06%) C++ Software Engineer
7 2 (6.06%) Elasticsearch Developer
7 2 (6.06%) Lucene Developer
7 2 (6.06%) Senior DevOps
7 2 (6.06%) Senior Java Developer
7 2 (6.06%) Support Specialist
8 1 (3.03%) Information Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (36.36%) .NET
2 10 (30.30%) RESTful
3 9 (27.27%) OpenGL
3 9 (27.27%) XML
4 7 (21.21%) ASP.NET
5 5 (15.15%) Django
5 5 (15.15%) JMS
5 5 (15.15%) Lucene
5 5 (15.15%) Middleware
5 5 (15.15%) SOAP
5 5 (15.15%) Web Services
6 4 (12.12%) CSS
6 4 (12.12%) HTML
7 3 (9.09%) Behat
7 3 (9.09%) CSS3
7 3 (9.09%) HTML5
7 3 (9.09%) jQuery
7 3 (9.09%) pytest
7 3 (9.09%) Ruby on Rails
8 2 (6.06%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 23 (69.70%) Computer Science
2 9 (27.27%) Algorithms
3 5 (15.15%) Private Cloud
4 3 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (9.09%) W3C
4 3 (9.09%) Web 2.0
5 1 (3.03%) Linux Command Line
5 1 (3.03%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 10 (30.30%) Linux
2 7 (21.21%) Windows
2 7 (21.21%) Windows Server
3 5 (15.15%) Windows Server 2003
3 5 (15.15%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (9.09%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (54.55%) Software Engineering
2 12 (36.36%) Mathematics
3 10 (30.30%) DevOps
4 9 (27.27%) CAD
5 8 (24.24%) Continuous Integration
5 8 (24.24%) TDD
5 8 (24.24%) Unit Testing
6 6 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
7 5 (15.15%) Capacity Planning
7 5 (15.15%) Configuration Management
7 5 (15.15%) Continuous Deployment
7 5 (15.15%) E-Commerce
7 5 (15.15%) E-Procurement
7 5 (15.15%) ERP
7 5 (15.15%) Integration Testing
7 5 (15.15%) MVC
7 5 (15.15%) Regression Testing
7 5 (15.15%) Scrum
8 4 (12.12%) Analytics
9 3 (9.09%) Responsive Web Design
Programming Languages
1 14 (42.42%) Java
2 10 (30.30%) C
2 10 (30.30%) C++
3 9 (27.27%) Ruby
4 8 (24.24%) C#
4 8 (24.24%) Python
5 6 (18.18%) Bash Shell
5 6 (18.18%) JavaScript
5 6 (18.18%) Perl
5 6 (18.18%) PowerShell
6 4 (12.12%) SQL
7 3 (9.09%) PHP
8 1 (3.03%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 20 (60.61%) Degree
2 9 (27.27%) PhD
3 5 (15.15%) DBS Check
4 2 (6.06%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (9.09%) WAI
2 1 (3.03%) 21 CFR Part 11
2 1 (3.03%) GAMP
System Software
1 5 (15.15%) Docker
1 5 (15.15%) KVM
1 5 (15.15%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (15.15%) Opscode Chef
1 5 (15.15%) Packer
1 5 (15.15%) Puppet
2 3 (9.09%) Grafana
Vendors
1 6 (18.18%) Oracle
2 5 (15.15%) VMware
2 5 (15.15%) webMethods
3 3 (9.09%) SaltStack
4 2 (6.06%) New Relic
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