Period
to 24 June 2019

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 24 June 2019 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Life Sciences
England > North West
6 months to
24 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 270 333 299
Rank change year-on-year +63 -34 0
Permanent jobs citing Life Science 64 31 64
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.62% 0.25% 0.50%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.49% 0.70% 1.23%
Number of salaries quoted 47 8 25
North West median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.50% +6.67% -6.25%
10th Percentile £31,250 £35,000 £27,200
90th Percentile £63,750 £67,500 £62,850
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £48,000
% change year-on-year - +4.17% -4.00%

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 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 4,309 4,416 5,215
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 41.82% 35.56% 40.40%
Number of salaries quoted 2,965 3,419 4,196
North West median annual salary £43,500 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.35% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,925 £25,000
90th Percentile £68,900 £67,500 £62,500
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - -

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 24 June 2019.

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 24 June 2019. 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
Manchester +36 42 £47,500 +18.75% 3
Cheshire +52 13 £35,000 - 2
Lancashire -13 5 £50,000 -23.08%
Life Science
England

For the 6 months to 24 June 2019, 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 North West region with a requirement for Life Science.

1 27 (42.19%) JavaScript
2 22 (34.38%) HTML
2 22 (34.38%) CSS
2 22 (34.38%) Manufacturing
3 20 (31.25%) Agile Software Development
3 20 (31.25%) Software Engineering
4 19 (29.69%) Degree
4 19 (29.69%) C#
5 17 (26.56%) PHP
6 16 (25.00%) Pharmaceutical
7 14 (21.88%) SQL
7 14 (21.88%) Computer Science
8 13 (20.31%) AngularJS
9 12 (18.75%) .NET
10 11 (17.19%) Test Automation
11 10 (15.63%) Amazon AWS
11 10 (15.63%) HTML5
11 10 (15.63%) Analytical Skills
11 10 (15.63%) React
11 10 (15.63%) Front End Development
11 10 (15.63%) C++
11 10 (15.63%) Java
11 10 (15.63%) Retail
11 10 (15.63%) Scrum
11 10 (15.63%) Finance
12 9 (14.06%) Magento
13 8 (12.50%) jQuery
13 8 (12.50%) Oracle
13 8 (12.50%) Computer Science Degree
13 8 (12.50%) Problem-Solving

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 6 (9.38%) WordPress
2 1 (1.56%) Apache Spark
2 1 (1.56%) CMS
Applications
1 1 (1.56%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (1.56%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 9 (14.06%) Magento
2 1 (1.56%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (1.56%) JDE OneWorld
2 1 (1.56%) Payment Gateway
2 1 (1.56%) SAP ERP
2 1 (1.56%) SAP Hybris
2 1 (1.56%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 10 (15.63%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (9.38%) Amazon S3
2 6 (9.38%) AWS Lambda
2 6 (9.38%) Serverless
3 4 (6.25%) GitHub
4 3 (4.69%) Amazon SageMaker
5 2 (3.13%) BrowserStack
5 2 (3.13%) npm
6 1 (1.56%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 1 (1.56%) Boomi
6 1 (1.56%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (1.56%) CloudFront
6 1 (1.56%) Firebase
6 1 (1.56%) Google Cloud Platform
6 1 (1.56%) Microsoft Azure
6 1 (1.56%) Office 365
6 1 (1.56%) Power Platform
6 1 (1.56%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.13%) Firewall
2 1 (1.56%) Bluetooth
2 1 (1.56%) Internet
2 1 (1.56%) OSPF
2 1 (1.56%) RFID
2 1 (1.56%) SMS
2 1 (1.56%) VLAN
2 1 (1.56%) VoIP
2 1 (1.56%) VPN
2 1 (1.56%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (10.94%) Amazon DynamoDB
1 7 (10.94%) Relational Database
2 6 (9.38%) Amazon Redshift
3 5 (7.81%) SQL Server
4 4 (6.25%) NoSQL
5 3 (4.69%) MySQL
6 2 (3.13%) Big Data
6 2 (3.13%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (3.13%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (1.56%) Hadoop
7 1 (1.56%) MongoDB
7 1 (1.56%) Neo4j
7 1 (1.56%) Power BI
7 1 (1.56%) QlikView
7 1 (1.56%) RethinkDB
Development Applications
1 4 (6.25%) Git (software)
2 3 (4.69%) Cucumber
3 2 (3.13%) Ranorex
3 2 (3.13%) Selenium
3 2 (3.13%) SpecFlow
3 2 (3.13%) WebDriver
4 1 (1.56%) Babel
4 1 (1.56%) gulp
4 1 (1.56%) QUnit
4 1 (1.56%) webpack
General
1 22 (34.38%) Manufacturing
2 16 (25.00%) Pharmaceutical
3 10 (15.63%) Finance
3 10 (15.63%) Retail
4 5 (7.81%) Marketing
5 4 (6.25%) Banking
6 2 (3.13%) Electronics
6 2 (3.13%) Telecoms
7 1 (1.56%) Back Office
7 1 (1.56%) Billing
Job Titles
1 28 (43.75%) Developer
2 18 (28.13%) Software Engineer
3 13 (20.31%) C# Software Engineer
4 10 (15.63%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
5 6 (9.38%) Magento Developer
5 6 (9.38%) Senior C# Software Engineer
5 6 (9.38%) Senior Software Engineer
6 5 (7.81%) .NET Software Engineer
6 5 (7.81%) C++ Software Engineer
6 5 (7.81%) PHP Developer
6 5 (7.81%) React Developer
6 5 (7.81%) Senior Developer
6 5 (7.81%) Test Engineer
7 4 (6.25%) IT Director
7 4 (6.25%) Java Engineer
7 4 (6.25%) Java Software Engineer
7 4 (6.25%) Senior .NET Software Engineer
8 3 (4.69%) PHP Magento Developer
8 3 (4.69%) Senior C++ Software Engineer
8 3 (4.69%) Software Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (34.38%) CSS
1 22 (34.38%) HTML
2 13 (20.31%) AngularJS
3 12 (18.75%) .NET
4 10 (15.63%) HTML5
4 10 (15.63%) React
5 8 (12.50%) jQuery
6 7 (10.94%) Laravel
7 6 (9.38%) Node.js
7 6 (9.38%) Symfony
8 5 (7.81%) CSS3
9 4 (6.25%) CodeIgniter
9 4 (6.25%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 4 (6.25%) Vue.js
10 3 (4.69%) LESS
10 3 (4.69%) Sass
10 3 (4.69%) TensorFlow
10 3 (4.69%) Web Services
11 2 (3.13%) SOAP
11 2 (3.13%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 10 (15.63%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (9.38%) User Experience
3 3 (4.69%) Analytical Mindset
4 2 (3.13%) Embedded Systems
4 2 (3.13%) Greenfield Project
4 2 (3.13%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.56%) Fibre Optics
5 1 (1.56%) FMCG
5 1 (1.56%) Mashup
5 1 (1.56%) Robotics
5 1 (1.56%) Social Media
5 1 (1.56%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 5 (7.81%) Linux
2 4 (6.25%) Windows
3 1 (1.56%) Android
3 1 (1.56%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (31.25%) Agile Software Development
1 20 (31.25%) Software Engineering
2 14 (21.88%) Computer Science
3 11 (17.19%) Test Automation
4 10 (15.63%) Front End Development
4 10 (15.63%) Scrum
5 8 (12.50%) Problem-Solving
5 8 (12.50%) Technical Leadership
6 7 (10.94%) Mathematics
6 7 (10.94%) Statistical Analysis
6 7 (10.94%) Web Development
7 6 (9.38%) Analytics
7 6 (9.38%) Data Acquisition
7 6 (9.38%) Data Analysis
7 6 (9.38%) TDD
8 4 (6.25%) Commercial Awareness
8 4 (6.25%) Data Science
8 4 (6.25%) E-Commerce
8 4 (6.25%) OO
8 4 (6.25%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 27 (42.19%) JavaScript
2 19 (29.69%) C#
3 17 (26.56%) PHP
4 14 (21.88%) SQL
5 10 (15.63%) C++
5 10 (15.63%) Java
6 6 (9.38%) Python
7 4 (6.25%) C
8 3 (4.69%) PL/SQL
8 3 (4.69%) TypeScript
9 1 (1.56%) Embedded C
9 1 (1.56%) ES6
9 1 (1.56%) R
Qualifications
1 19 (29.69%) Degree
2 8 (12.50%) Computer Science Degree
3 6 (9.38%) Master's Degree
4 3 (4.69%) Numerate Degree
5 1 (1.56%) CCNA
5 1 (1.56%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (1.56%) MCSE
5 1 (1.56%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (9.38%) ISO 9001
2 2 (3.13%) QA
3 1 (1.56%) IEC 62304
3 1 (1.56%) ISO 13485
System Software
1 2 (3.13%) Docker
2 1 (1.56%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.56%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.56%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 3 (4.69%) Terraform
2 2 (3.13%) MIIS
3 1 (1.56%) FortiGate
3 1 (1.56%) Puppet
Vendors
1 8 (12.50%) Oracle
2 6 (9.38%) Microsoft
3 4 (6.25%) Zend
4 2 (3.13%) Infragistics
5 1 (1.56%) Cisco
5 1 (1.56%) Cloudera
5 1 (1.56%) Databricks
5 1 (1.56%) Dell
5 1 (1.56%) Google
5 1 (1.56%) Hortonworks
5 1 (1.56%) HP
5 1 (1.56%) Huawei
5 1 (1.56%) hybris
5 1 (1.56%) JD Edwards
5 1 (1.56%) NetApp
5 1 (1.56%) NETGEAR
5 1 (1.56%) RedPrairie
5 1 (1.56%) SAP
5 1 (1.56%) SonicWALL
5 1 (1.56%) VMware