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 3 months to 22 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
22 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Life Sciences
North West / Cheshire
Rank 81 95 113
Rank change year-on-year +14 +18  
Permanent jobs citing Life Science 12 12 14
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 1.14% 0.92% 0.80%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 3.53% 2.50% 2.31%
Number of salaries quoted 0 7 4
Median salary - £55,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +57.14%  
UK excluding London median salary £44,500 £45,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year -1.11% -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 Cheshire with a requirement for generic IT skills.

Generic IT Skills
Cheshire
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 340 480 605
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 32.35% 36.81% 34.45%
Number of salaries quoted 233 393 481
Median salary £38,500 £40,000 £41,250
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.75% -3.03%  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £23,500 £26,150
10% offered a salary of more than £53,000 £61,215 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +6.25%  

Life Science
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cheshire 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 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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 22 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 Cheshire region with a requirement for Life Science.

1 12 (100.00%) Manufacturing
2 9 (75.00%) Finance
2 9 (75.00%) Oracle
2 9 (75.00%) Oracle EBS R12
2 9 (75.00%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (50.00%) Change Control
3 6 (50.00%) Oracle Financials
3 6 (50.00%) Data Migration
3 6 (50.00%) Migration
3 6 (50.00%) Oracle Applications
4 5 (41.67%) Business Analysis
5 4 (33.33%) SQL
6 3 (25.00%) SQL Server
6 3 (25.00%) Oracle Forms
6 3 (25.00%) Oracle Reports
6 3 (25.00%) Disaster Recovery
6 3 (25.00%) Management Information System
6 3 (25.00%) PL/SQL
6 3 (25.00%) Data Modelling
6 3 (25.00%) Dynamics NAV
6 3 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
6 3 (25.00%) Asset Management
6 3 (25.00%) Data Analysis
6 3 (25.00%) Logistics
6 3 (25.00%) Test Strategy
6 3 (25.00%) Process Improvement
7 2 (16.67%) Data Entry
7 2 (16.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 2 (16.67%) Project Management
7 2 (16.67%) ERP

Life Science
Top Related 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:

Applications
1 1 (8.33%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 9 (75.00%) Oracle EBS R12
2 6 (50.00%) Oracle Applications
2 6 (50.00%) Oracle Financials
3 3 (25.00%) Dynamics NAV
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (25.00%) Oracle Reports
1 3 (25.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (16.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 3 (25.00%) Oracle Forms
General
1 12 (100.00%) Manufacturing
2 9 (75.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (50.00%) Analyst
2 4 (33.33%) Developer
3 3 (25.00%) Business Analyst
3 3 (25.00%) Functional Analyst
3 3 (25.00%) Functional Business Analyst
3 3 (25.00%) Oracle Analyst
3 3 (25.00%) Oracle Developer
3 3 (25.00%) Systems Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Implementation Manager
4 1 (8.33%) Systems Developer
4 1 (8.33%) Systems Manager
Miscellaneous
1 9 (75.00%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (25.00%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 1 (8.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (50.00%) Change Control
1 6 (50.00%) Data Migration
1 6 (50.00%) Migration
2 5 (41.67%) Business Analysis
3 3 (25.00%) Asset Management
3 3 (25.00%) Data Analysis
3 3 (25.00%) Data Modelling
3 3 (25.00%) Disaster Recovery
3 3 (25.00%) Logistics
3 3 (25.00%) Process Improvement
3 3 (25.00%) Test Strategy
3 3 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (16.67%) Data Entry
4 2 (16.67%) ERP
4 2 (16.67%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (33.33%) SQL
2 3 (25.00%) PL/SQL
3 1 (8.33%) T-SQL
Vendors
1 9 (75.00%) Oracle