Period
to 19 November 2017

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Life Science in permanent job vacancies advertised in the North West. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Life Science over the 6 months to 19 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Life Sciences
England > North West
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 273 337 266
Rank change year-on-year +64 -71 +85
Permanent jobs citing Life Science 93 26 101
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.71% 0.21% 0.78%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.81% 0.52% 2.17%
Number of salaries quoted 30 11 37
North West median annual salary £35,875 £42,500 £51,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -15.59% -16.67% +20.00%
10th Percentile £30,000 £37,500 £36,479
90th Percentile £47,500 £44,500 £62,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%

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 the North West with a requirement for generic IT skills.

All Generic IT Skills
North West
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 5151 4989 4654
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 39.26% 40.31% 35.75%
Number of salaries quoted 4024 4164 3701
North West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - +2.56%
10th Percentile £25,325 £25,000 £23,500
90th Percentile £65,000 £61,250 £60,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +3.26%

Life Science
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings citing Life Science as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North West.

Job vacancy trend for Life Science in the North West

Life Science
Salary Trend in the North West

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

Salary trend for Life Science in the North West

Life Science
Salary Histogram in the North West

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Life Science in the North West over the 6 months to 19 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Life Science in the North West

Life Science
Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Life Science within the North West region over the 6 months to 19 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
Cheshire +5 33 £45,000 - 1
Merseyside +39 29 £32,500 -50.00%
Manchester 0 28 £35,875 -15.59%
Lancashire +4 3 £42,500 +6.25%
Life Science
England

For the 6 months to 19 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 North West region with a requirement for Life Science.

1 69 (74.19%) Manufacturing
2 37 (39.78%) SQL Server
3 31 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 31 (33.33%) Degree
4 29 (31.18%) Windows
5 28 (30.11%) Microsoft
6 27 (29.03%) Linux
7 26 (27.96%) SQL
8 19 (20.43%) HTML
8 19 (20.43%) JIRA
9 18 (19.35%) .NET
10 17 (18.28%) JavaScript
10 17 (18.28%) Continuous Integration
10 17 (18.28%) Amazon AWS
10 17 (18.28%) GitHub
10 17 (18.28%) Bitbucket
11 16 (17.20%) TDD
11 16 (17.20%) Software Engineering
11 16 (17.20%) Jenkins
12 15 (16.13%) Cisco
12 15 (16.13%) DHCP
12 15 (16.13%) DNS
13 14 (15.05%) Hibernate
13 14 (15.05%) MVC
13 14 (15.05%) C#
13 14 (15.05%) Requirements Management
13 14 (15.05%) Big Data
13 14 (15.05%) Puppet
13 14 (15.05%) Hadoop
13 14 (15.05%) ZABBIX

Life Science
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West 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 12 (12.90%) Apache
2 5 (5.38%) Tomcat
3 3 (3.23%) WordPress
4 1 (1.08%) Anypoint
4 1 (1.08%) MS Exchange
4 1 (1.08%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (3.23%) Microsoft Excel
1 3 (3.23%) Photoshop
2 1 (1.08%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 3 (3.23%) Dynamics GP
2 1 (1.08%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.08%) Maximo
2 1 (1.08%) NetSuite
2 1 (1.08%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (1.08%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 17 (18.28%) Amazon AWS
1 17 (18.28%) GitHub
2 14 (15.05%) Amazon CloudWatch
2 14 (15.05%) AWS CloudFormation
3 10 (10.75%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (3.23%) Force.com
4 3 (3.23%) MailChimp
4 3 (3.23%) Salesforce Service Cloud
5 1 (1.08%) Veeva
Communications & Networking
1 15 (16.13%) DHCP
1 15 (16.13%) DNS
2 11 (11.83%) WAN
3 6 (6.45%) LAN
3 6 (6.45%) VPN
4 5 (5.38%) BGP
4 5 (5.38%) Cisco ASA
4 5 (5.38%) Cisco PIX
4 5 (5.38%) EIGRP
4 5 (5.38%) Ethernet
4 5 (5.38%) Firewall
4 5 (5.38%) IPsec
4 5 (5.38%) MPLS
4 5 (5.38%) OSPF
4 5 (5.38%) SNMP
4 5 (5.38%) SSL
4 5 (5.38%) TACACS
4 5 (5.38%) TCP/IP
4 5 (5.38%) VoIP
4 5 (5.38%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (39.78%) SQL Server
2 14 (15.05%) Big Data
2 14 (15.05%) Hadoop
3 5 (5.38%) MySQL
4 2 (2.15%) NoSQL
5 1 (1.08%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (1.08%) Oracle BI EE
5 1 (1.08%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (1.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (1.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 19 (20.43%) JIRA
2 17 (18.28%) Bitbucket
3 16 (17.20%) Jenkins
4 13 (13.98%) Git (software)
5 11 (11.83%) Grunt
6 7 (7.53%) JUnit
6 7 (7.53%) Maven
6 7 (7.53%) Selenium
6 7 (7.53%) SonarQube
7 4 (4.30%) Ant
7 4 (4.30%) Apache Ivy
7 4 (4.30%) Gradle
8 3 (3.23%) gulp
8 3 (3.23%) Karma Test Runner
8 3 (3.23%) Mocha
8 3 (3.23%) Octopus Deploy
8 3 (3.23%) TeamCity
8 3 (3.23%) Visual Studio
9 1 (1.08%) Oracle APEX
General
1 69 (74.19%) Manufacturing
2 11 (11.83%) Pharmaceutical
3 10 (10.75%) Finance
4 8 (8.60%) Marketing
5 3 (3.23%) Automotive
5 3 (3.23%) Legal
6 2 (2.15%) Retail
Job Titles
1 20 (21.51%) Developer
2 15 (16.13%) Consultant
3 11 (11.83%) Software Developer
4 10 (10.75%) Software Engineer
5 9 (9.68%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 9 (9.68%) Systems Engineer
6 7 (7.53%) Analyst
6 7 (7.53%) Architect
7 6 (6.45%) Support Analyst
8 5 (5.38%) Network Engineer
8 5 (5.38%) Programmer
8 5 (5.38%) Technical Analyst
8 5 (5.38%) Technical Support
8 5 (5.38%) Technical Support Analyst
9 4 (4.30%) Database Architect
9 4 (4.30%) Functional Consultant
10 3 (3.23%) 3rd Line Support
10 3 (3.23%) Database Engineer
10 3 (3.23%) Junior
10 3 (3.23%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (20.43%) HTML
2 18 (19.35%) .NET
3 14 (15.05%) Hibernate
4 13 (13.98%) ASP.NET
4 13 (13.98%) Web Services
5 11 (11.83%) CSS
6 10 (10.75%) ASP.NET Web Forms
6 10 (10.75%) XML
7 8 (8.60%) Dapper ORM
7 8 (8.60%) HTML5
7 8 (8.60%) RESTful
8 6 (6.45%) AngularJS
8 6 (6.45%) Node.js
8 6 (6.45%) WCF
9 5 (5.38%) ODBC
10 4 (4.30%) JSON
10 4 (4.30%) SOAP
11 3 (3.23%) .NET Framework
11 3 (3.23%) Entity Framework
11 3 (3.23%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 14 (15.05%) Data Centre
2 11 (11.83%) Management Information System
3 9 (9.68%) Fat Client
3 9 (9.68%) Thin Client
4 8 (8.60%) Computer Science
5 5 (5.38%) Algorithms
5 5 (5.38%) Embedded Systems
5 5 (5.38%) NHS
5 5 (5.38%) User Experience
6 4 (4.30%) Analytical Skills
7 3 (3.23%) Blog
7 3 (3.23%) Enterprise Software
7 3 (3.23%) Graphic Design
7 3 (3.23%) N-Tier
7 3 (3.23%) Social Media
8 2 (2.15%) FMCG
9 1 (1.08%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 29 (31.18%) Windows
2 27 (29.03%) Linux
3 10 (10.75%) Windows Server
4 8 (8.60%) Android
5 6 (6.45%) Windows Server 2008
6 5 (5.38%) Windows Server 2003
6 5 (5.38%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (3.23%) Apple iOS
7 3 (3.23%) CentOS
7 3 (3.23%) Ubuntu
8 1 (1.08%) Windows 7
8 1 (1.08%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (18.28%) Continuous Integration
3 16 (17.20%) Software Engineering
3 16 (17.20%) TDD
4 14 (15.05%) Collaborative Working
4 14 (15.05%) DevOps
4 14 (15.05%) MVC
4 14 (15.05%) Requirements Management
5 12 (12.90%) Analytics
5 12 (12.90%) Scrum
5 12 (12.90%) Test Automation
6 11 (11.83%) Change Management
7 10 (10.75%) Validation
8 9 (9.68%) ITIL
9 8 (8.60%) Data Management
9 8 (8.60%) Mathematics
9 8 (8.60%) Systems Analysis
10 7 (7.53%) Data Integration
10 7 (7.53%) ETL
10 7 (7.53%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 26 (27.96%) SQL
2 17 (18.28%) JavaScript
3 14 (15.05%) C#
4 10 (10.75%) Java
5 8 (8.60%) Bash Shell
6 6 (6.45%) C++
7 5 (5.38%) C
7 5 (5.38%) Korn
7 5 (5.38%) PHP
7 5 (5.38%) Python
7 5 (5.38%) Shell Script
8 3 (3.23%) VB.NET
8 3 (3.23%) XAML
9 2 (2.15%) VB
9 2 (2.15%) VBScript
10 1 (1.08%) Apex Code
10 1 (1.08%) VBA
Qualifications
1 31 (33.33%) Degree
2 10 (10.75%) Microsoft Certification
3 9 (9.68%) MCSA
4 5 (5.38%) CCNP
4 5 (5.38%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (2.15%) Master's Degree
6 1 (1.08%) Computer Science Degree
6 1 (1.08%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (1.08%) PMI Certification
6 1 (1.08%) PMP
6 1 (1.08%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (5.38%) QA
2 4 (4.30%) GMP
3 1 (1.08%) SLA
System Software
1 12 (12.90%) Active Directory
2 10 (10.75%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (9.68%) Hyper-V
4 5 (5.38%) Samba
5 3 (3.23%) Docker
6 1 (1.08%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 14 (15.05%) Opscode Chef
1 14 (15.05%) Puppet
1 14 (15.05%) ZABBIX
2 10 (10.75%) WSUS
3 9 (9.68%) SCOM
3 9 (9.68%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 7 (7.53%) Ambari
5 1 (1.08%) AirWatch
5 1 (1.08%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 28 (30.11%) Microsoft
2 15 (16.13%) Cisco
3 10 (10.75%) Citrix
3 10 (10.75%) VMware
4 9 (9.68%) CommVault
4 9 (9.68%) Dell
4 9 (9.68%) EqualLogic
4 9 (9.68%) NetApp
4 9 (9.68%) Symantec
5 7 (7.53%) Hortonworks
6 5 (5.38%) F5
6 5 (5.38%) Riverbed
7 4 (4.30%) MuleSoft
7 4 (4.30%) Oracle
8 3 (3.23%) Google
8 3 (3.23%) Salesforce.com
8 3 (3.23%) Xamarin
9 1 (1.08%) Cognizant
9 1 (1.08%) SolarWinds
9 1 (1.08%) Splunk