Period
to 24 November 2017

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Life Science in permanent job vacancies advertised in Cheshire. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Life Science over the 6 months to 24 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Life Sciences
North West > Cheshire
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 147 139 142
Rank change year-on-year -8 +3 +42
Permanent jobs citing Life Science 31 4 39
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 1.01% 0.18% 1.20%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 2.45% 0.45% 3.15%
Number of salaries quoted 10 0 13
Cheshire median annual salary £45,000 - £47,500
10th Percentile £33,675 - £36,631
90th Percentile £47,750 - £62,500
North West median annual salary £35,875 £42,500 £51,000
% change year-on-year -15.59% -16.67% +20.00%

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

All Generic IT Skills
Cheshire
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 1267 882 1238
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 41.15% 39.17% 38.15%
Number of salaries quoted 877 700 1024
Cheshire median annual salary £45,000 £37,500 £39,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +20.00% -3.85% -2.50%
10th Percentile £26,250 £22,500 £22,500
90th Percentile £66,250 £55,125 £57,500
North West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +2.56%

Life Science
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

Job postings citing Life Science as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Cheshire.

Job vacancy trend for Life Science in Cheshire

Life Science
Salary Trend in Cheshire

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

Salary trend for Life Science in Cheshire

Life Science
Salary Histogram in Cheshire

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Life Science in Cheshire over the 6 months to 24 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Life Science in Cheshire

Life Science
Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Life Science within the Cheshire region over the 6 months to 24 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Warrington +12 14 £45,000 -
Knutsford - 3 - -
Northwich +10 1 £23,500 -
Wilmslow - 1 £50,000 -
Ellesmere Port - 1 £45,000 -
Life Science
North West

For the 6 months to 24 November 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 Cheshire region with a requirement for Life Science.

1 22 (70.97%) Manufacturing
2 19 (61.29%) Microsoft
3 15 (48.39%) Windows
3 15 (48.39%) Degree
4 14 (45.16%) DHCP
4 14 (45.16%) DNS
4 14 (45.16%) Cisco
5 10 (32.26%) Active Directory
6 9 (29.03%) Dell
6 9 (29.03%) Citrix
6 9 (29.03%) MCSA
6 9 (29.03%) Change Management
6 9 (29.03%) Management Information System
6 9 (29.03%) Symantec
6 9 (29.03%) Microsoft Certification
6 9 (29.03%) CommVault
6 9 (29.03%) NetApp
6 9 (29.03%) Thin Client
6 9 (29.03%) Fat Client
6 9 (29.03%) SCOM
6 9 (29.03%) VMware Infrastructure
6 9 (29.03%) Test Automation
6 9 (29.03%) VMware
6 9 (29.03%) WSUS
6 9 (29.03%) Hyper-V
6 9 (29.03%) EqualLogic
6 9 (29.03%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 9 (29.03%) Data Centre
6 9 (29.03%) Windows Server
7 8 (25.81%) JavaScript

Life Science
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cheshire 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 1 (3.23%) Anypoint
1 1 (3.23%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 2 (6.45%) Dynamics GP
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.23%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (3.23%) Amazon CloudWatch
1 1 (3.23%) AWS CloudFormation
1 1 (3.23%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 14 (45.16%) DHCP
1 14 (45.16%) DNS
2 6 (19.35%) VPN
3 5 (16.13%) BGP
3 5 (16.13%) Cisco ASA
3 5 (16.13%) Cisco PIX
3 5 (16.13%) DMVPN
3 5 (16.13%) EIGRP
3 5 (16.13%) Ethernet
3 5 (16.13%) Firewall
3 5 (16.13%) IPsec
3 5 (16.13%) MPLS
3 5 (16.13%) OSPF
3 5 (16.13%) SNMP
3 5 (16.13%) SSL
3 5 (16.13%) TACACS
3 5 (16.13%) VoIP
3 5 (16.13%) WAN
3 5 (16.13%) Wireless
3 5 (16.13%) xDSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (16.13%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.23%) Big Data
2 1 (3.23%) Hadoop
2 1 (3.23%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 3 (9.68%) Visual Studio
2 1 (3.23%) Ant
2 1 (3.23%) Apache Ivy
2 1 (3.23%) Bitbucket
2 1 (3.23%) Gradle
2 1 (3.23%) Jenkins
2 1 (3.23%) JIRA
2 1 (3.23%) JUnit
2 1 (3.23%) Maven
2 1 (3.23%) Selenium
2 1 (3.23%) SonarQube
General
1 22 (70.97%) Manufacturing
2 7 (22.58%) Finance
3 3 (9.68%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 9 (29.03%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 9 (29.03%) Systems Engineer
2 5 (16.13%) Consultant
2 5 (16.13%) Developer
2 5 (16.13%) Network Engineer
2 5 (16.13%) Software Engineer
3 3 (9.68%) Software Developer
4 1 (3.23%) .NET Developer
4 1 (3.23%) C# .NET Developer
4 1 (3.23%) C# Developer
4 1 (3.23%) IT Technician
4 1 (3.23%) Senior IT Technician
4 1 (3.23%) Senior Technician
4 1 (3.23%) Service Desk Technician
4 1 (3.23%) SharePoint Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (12.90%) .NET
1 4 (12.90%) SOAP
1 4 (12.90%) Web Services
1 4 (12.90%) XML
2 3 (9.68%) .NET Framework
2 3 (9.68%) Apache Cordova
2 3 (9.68%) Entity Framework
2 3 (9.68%) HTML
2 3 (9.68%) HTML5
2 3 (9.68%) PhoneGap
2 3 (9.68%) RESTful
2 3 (9.68%) ServiceStack
2 3 (9.68%) WCF
3 1 (3.23%) Hibernate
3 1 (3.23%) JSON
3 1 (3.23%) REST
3 1 (3.23%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 9 (29.03%) Data Centre
1 9 (29.03%) Fat Client
1 9 (29.03%) Management Information System
1 9 (29.03%) Thin Client
2 5 (16.13%) Algorithms
2 5 (16.13%) User Experience
3 3 (9.68%) N-Tier
4 1 (3.23%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (3.23%) Client/Server
4 1 (3.23%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 15 (48.39%) Windows
2 9 (29.03%) Windows Server
3 5 (16.13%) Windows Server 2003
3 5 (16.13%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (16.13%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (3.23%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (29.03%) Change Management
1 9 (29.03%) Test Automation
2 7 (22.58%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (22.58%) ITIL
2 7 (22.58%) TDD
3 6 (19.35%) Informatics
3 6 (19.35%) ITIL V3
3 6 (19.35%) ITSM
3 6 (19.35%) Service Management
3 6 (19.35%) Software Engineering
4 5 (16.13%) Analytics
4 5 (16.13%) Asset Management
4 5 (16.13%) Data Visualisation
4 5 (16.13%) Kalman Filter
4 5 (16.13%) Load Balancing
4 5 (16.13%) Machine Learning
4 5 (16.13%) Predictive Analytics
4 5 (16.13%) Rapid Prototyping
4 5 (16.13%) Scrum
4 5 (16.13%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 8 (25.81%) JavaScript
2 6 (19.35%) Java
3 5 (16.13%) Python
4 4 (12.90%) C#
5 3 (9.68%) SQL
5 3 (9.68%) XAML
Qualifications
1 15 (48.39%) Degree
2 9 (29.03%) MCSA
2 9 (29.03%) Microsoft Certification
3 5 (16.13%) CCNP
3 5 (16.13%) Cisco Certification
System Software
1 10 (32.26%) Active Directory
2 9 (29.03%) Hyper-V
2 9 (29.03%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 9 (29.03%) SCOM
1 9 (29.03%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
1 9 (29.03%) WSUS
2 1 (3.23%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (3.23%) Puppet
2 1 (3.23%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 19 (61.29%) Microsoft
2 14 (45.16%) Cisco
3 9 (29.03%) Citrix
3 9 (29.03%) CommVault
3 9 (29.03%) Dell
3 9 (29.03%) EqualLogic
3 9 (29.03%) NetApp
3 9 (29.03%) Symantec
3 9 (29.03%) VMware
4 5 (16.13%) F5
4 5 (16.13%) Riverbed
5 3 (9.68%) Xamarin
6 1 (3.23%) MuleSoft