Period
to 28 September 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 28 September 2020 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Life Sciences
North West > Cheshire
6 months to
28 Sep 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 62 120 158
Rank change year-on-year +58 +38 -14
Permanent jobs citing Life Science 12 13 2
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Cheshire 1.71% 0.72% 0.074%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 4.88% 1.87% 0.18%
Number of salaries quoted 9 7 1
Median annual salary £37,500 £33,750 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% -25.00% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £31,125 £42,500
90th Percentile £64,250 £45,950 £47,500
North West median annual salary £52,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +23.53% +6.25% +12.08%

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 246 694 1,095
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 35.04% 38.58% 40.24%
Number of salaries quoted 194 509 809
Median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% -5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £30,750 £25,000 £26,750
90th Percentile £75,625 £67,500 £73,750
North West median annual salary £50,000 £44,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +13.64% -2.22% +5.88%

Life Science
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Life Science in Cheshire

Life Science
Salary Trend in Cheshire

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Life Science in Cheshire.

Salary trend for Life Science in Cheshire

Life Science
Salary Histogram in Cheshire

Salary distribution for jobs citing Life Science in Cheshire over the 6 months to 28 September 2020.

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 28 September 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 -2 5 £27,500 -18.52%
Warrington +10 3 £37,500 - 3
Alderley Edge +4 2 £52,500 +59.09%
Runcorn - 1 £67,500 -
Life Science
North West

For the 6 months to 28 September 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 9 (75.00%) Degree
2 8 (66.67%) Computer Science
2 8 (66.67%) SQL Server
3 6 (50.00%) Windows
3 6 (50.00%) MySQL
3 6 (50.00%) Cisco
3 6 (50.00%) Active Directory
3 6 (50.00%) SAN
3 6 (50.00%) Firewall
3 6 (50.00%) Problem-Solving
3 6 (50.00%) Windows Server 2016
4 5 (41.67%) Windows Server 2012
4 5 (41.67%) Windows Server
4 5 (41.67%) Virtual Environments
4 5 (41.67%) Management Information System
4 5 (41.67%) Manufacturing
4 5 (41.67%) Pharmaceutical
4 5 (41.67%) VoIP
4 5 (41.67%) SQL
4 5 (41.67%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (41.67%) NAS
4 5 (41.67%) VMware
5 4 (33.33%) Software Engineering
6 3 (25.00%) .NET
6 3 (25.00%) Oracle
6 3 (25.00%) C#
6 3 (25.00%) Robotics
6 3 (25.00%) Mechatronics
6 3 (25.00%) Mathematics
6 3 (25.00%) Numerate Degree

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 (8.33%) Apache Solr
1 1 (8.33%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Project
Cloud Services
1 1 (8.33%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (8.33%) Amazon EKS
1 1 (8.33%) Amazon S3
1 1 (8.33%) AWS
1 1 (8.33%) Azure
1 1 (8.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (50.00%) Firewall
1 6 (50.00%) SAN
2 5 (41.67%) NAS
2 5 (41.67%) VoIP
3 1 (8.33%) DHCP
3 1 (8.33%) DNS
3 1 (8.33%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (66.67%) SQL Server
2 6 (50.00%) MySQL
3 2 (16.67%) Text Mining
4 1 (8.33%) Neo4j
4 1 (8.33%) PostgreSQL
General
1 5 (41.67%) Manufacturing
1 5 (41.67%) Pharmaceutical
2 1 (8.33%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 4 (33.33%) Support Engineer
2 3 (25.00%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
2 3 (25.00%) 3rd Line Support
3 2 (16.67%) 2nd Line Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) 2nd Line Support
3 2 (16.67%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) 2nd/3rd Line Support Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) Automation Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) Data Scientist
4 1 (8.33%) Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) C# Software Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Project Manager
4 1 (8.33%) Senior Manager
4 1 (8.33%) Senior Project Manager
4 1 (8.33%) Senior Systems Administrator
4 1 (8.33%) Software Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Support Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (25.00%) .NET
2 2 (16.67%) Keras
2 2 (16.67%) Natural Language Processing
2 2 (16.67%) TensorFlow
3 1 (8.33%) Kafka
3 1 (8.33%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 5 (41.67%) Management Information System
2 3 (25.00%) Industry 4.0
2 3 (25.00%) Robotics
3 1 (8.33%) Internet of Things
3 1 (8.33%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 6 (50.00%) Windows
1 6 (50.00%) Windows Server 2016
2 5 (41.67%) Windows Server
2 5 (41.67%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (8.33%) CentOS
3 1 (8.33%) Linux
3 1 (8.33%) Mac OS X
3 1 (8.33%) Ubuntu
3 1 (8.33%) Windows 10
3 1 (8.33%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (66.67%) Computer Science
2 6 (50.00%) Problem-Solving
3 5 (41.67%) Virtual Environments
4 4 (33.33%) Software Engineering
5 3 (25.00%) Data Science
5 3 (25.00%) Machine Learning
5 3 (25.00%) Mathematics
5 3 (25.00%) Mechatronics
6 2 (16.67%) Analytics
6 2 (16.67%) Biology
6 2 (16.67%) Chemistry
6 2 (16.67%) Deep Learning
6 2 (16.67%) Ontologies
6 2 (16.67%) OO
7 1 (8.33%) Agile Software Development
7 1 (8.33%) Artificial Intelligence
7 1 (8.33%) Data Management
7 1 (8.33%) Informatics
7 1 (8.33%) Project Management
7 1 (8.33%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (41.67%) SQL
2 3 (25.00%) C#
3 2 (16.67%) Python
Qualifications
1 9 (75.00%) Degree
2 3 (25.00%) Computer Science Degree
2 3 (25.00%) Numerate Degree
3 1 (8.33%) PMI Certification
3 1 (8.33%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (16.67%) GAMP
2 1 (8.33%) IEC 62304
2 1 (8.33%) ISO 13485
System Software
1 6 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 5 (41.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (8.33%) Docker
3 1 (8.33%) NFS
Systems Management
1 1 (8.33%) Ansible
1 1 (8.33%) Icinga
1 1 (8.33%) Kubernetes
1 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Intune
1 1 (8.33%) Nagios
1 1 (8.33%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (8.33%) Puppet
1 1 (8.33%) Rancher
Vendors
1 6 (50.00%) Cisco
2 5 (41.67%) VMware
3 3 (25.00%) Oracle
4 1 (8.33%) Dell
4 1 (8.33%) Red Hat
4 1 (8.33%) TOWER Software
4 1 (8.33%) Verint