Period
to 20 February 2020

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 20 February 2020 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Life Sciences
North West > Cheshire
6 months to
20 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 100 130 175
Rank change year-on-year +30 +45 -
Permanent jobs citing Life Science 19 9 15
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 1.18% 0.43% 0.44%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 3.06% 0.96% 1.12%
Number of salaries quoted 3 8 2
Cheshire median annual salary £52,500 £48,750 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.69% +8.33% -
10th Percentile £48,750 £32,500 £42,500
90th Percentile £56,250 £63,625 £47,500
North West median annual salary £45,000 £47,500 £35,875
% change year-on-year -5.26% +32.40% -24.47%

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 620 934 1,337
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 38.44% 44.54% 39.36%
Number of salaries quoted 442 667 915
Cheshire median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £24,250 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £65,000 £69,260 £70,000
North West median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%

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
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 20 February 2020. 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
Northwich +14 13 - -
Macclesfield - 2 - -
Alderley Edge - 2 £52,500 -
Chester - 1 £50,000 -
Life Science
North West

For the 6 months to 20 February 2020, IT jobs citing Life Science also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the Cheshire region with a requirement for Life Science.

1 14 (73.68%) Manufacturing
2 10 (52.63%) Degree
3 9 (47.37%) Microsoft
4 8 (42.11%) Verint
5 4 (21.05%) Product Roadmap
5 4 (21.05%) Microsoft Certification
6 3 (15.79%) Data Privacy
6 3 (15.79%) Pharmaceutical
6 3 (15.79%) Windows
6 3 (15.79%) Python
7 2 (10.53%) HTML
7 2 (10.53%) JavaScript
7 2 (10.53%) MySQL
7 2 (10.53%) SAS
7 2 (10.53%) CSS
7 2 (10.53%) Web Services
7 2 (10.53%) Agile Software Development
7 2 (10.53%) TDD
7 2 (10.53%) Workflow Management
7 2 (10.53%) Software Engineering
7 2 (10.53%) Workflow
7 2 (10.53%) React
7 2 (10.53%) Continuous Delivery
7 2 (10.53%) Front End Development
7 2 (10.53%) TypeScript
7 2 (10.53%) Docker
7 2 (10.53%) Cucumber
7 2 (10.53%) BDD
7 2 (10.53%) REST
7 2 (10.53%) Neo4j

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 2 (10.53%) SAS
Cloud Services
1 2 (10.53%) AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (10.53%) MySQL
1 2 (10.53%) Neo4j
Development Applications
1 2 (10.53%) Cucumber
General
1 14 (73.68%) Manufacturing
2 3 (15.79%) Pharmaceutical
3 2 (10.53%) Publishing
4 1 (5.26%) Finance
4 1 (5.26%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 9 (47.37%) Analyst
1 9 (47.37%) Support Analyst
2 5 (26.32%) 1st Line Support
2 5 (26.32%) 1st Line Support Analyst
2 5 (26.32%) Graduate
2 5 (26.32%) Graduate 1st Line Support
2 5 (26.32%) Graduate 1st Line Support Analyst
2 5 (26.32%) Graduate Analyst
2 5 (26.32%) Graduate Support Analyst
3 4 (21.05%) 1st/2nd Line Support
3 4 (21.05%) 1st/2nd Line Support Analyst
3 4 (21.05%) 2nd Line Support
3 4 (21.05%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
3 4 (21.05%) Product Manager
4 2 (10.53%) Developer
4 2 (10.53%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
4 2 (10.53%) Programmer
4 2 (10.53%) Senior Developer
4 2 (10.53%) Senior Front-End Developer
5 1 (5.26%) IT Director
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (10.53%) CSS
1 2 (10.53%) GraphQL
1 2 (10.53%) HTML
1 2 (10.53%) Jest
1 2 (10.53%) React
1 2 (10.53%) REST
1 2 (10.53%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.26%) Management Information System
1 1 (5.26%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 3 (15.79%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (21.05%) Product Roadmap
2 3 (15.79%) Data Privacy
3 2 (10.53%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (10.53%) BDD
3 2 (10.53%) Collaborative Working
3 2 (10.53%) Computer Science
3 2 (10.53%) Continuous Delivery
3 2 (10.53%) Continuous Integration
3 2 (10.53%) Domain-Driven Design
3 2 (10.53%) Front End Development
3 2 (10.53%) Infrastructure as Code
3 2 (10.53%) Mathematics
3 2 (10.53%) Open Source
3 2 (10.53%) Project Delivery
3 2 (10.53%) Software Engineering
3 2 (10.53%) TDD
3 2 (10.53%) Workflow
3 2 (10.53%) Workflow Management
4 1 (5.26%) Predictive Modelling
4 1 (5.26%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 3 (15.79%) Python
2 2 (10.53%) JavaScript
2 2 (10.53%) TypeScript
3 1 (5.26%) R
Qualifications
1 10 (52.63%) Degree
2 4 (21.05%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.26%) GDPR
System Software
1 2 (10.53%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (10.53%) Terraform
Vendors
1 9 (47.37%) Microsoft
2 8 (42.11%) Verint
3 1 (5.26%) SAP