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 3 months to 26 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Life Sciences
England / North West
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 237 213 229
Rank change year-on-year -24 +16  
Permanent jobs citing Life Science 35 23 29
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.51% 0.42% 0.45%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.26% 1.05% 1.22%
Number of salaries quoted 18 9 11
Median salary £35,500 £42,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -16.47% -22.72%  
90% offered a salary of more than £29,800 £39,700 £47,500
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £46,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £43,500 £42,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +2.35% -5.55%  

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 the North West with a requirement for generic IT skills.

Generic IT Skills
North West
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 2786 2195 2372
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 40.49% 39.62% 37.12%
Number of salaries quoted 2243 1890 1897
Median salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.50% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £57,750 £57,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +6.25%  

Life Science
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North West 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 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 3 months to 26 June 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 3 months to 26 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cheshire -20 13 £37,500 - 1
Merseyside 0 11 £32,500 - 1
Lancashire -2 6 £35,500 -11.25%
Manchester -32 5 £36,500 -14.11% 5
Life Science
England

For the 6 months to 26 June 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 53 (82.81%) Manufacturing
2 21 (32.81%) Finance
3 18 (28.13%) Oracle
4 16 (25.00%) Microsoft
5 13 (20.31%) Validation
6 12 (18.75%) Pharmaceutical
7 11 (17.19%) Degree
7 11 (17.19%) WAN
7 11 (17.19%) User Acceptance Testing
7 11 (17.19%) Oracle EBS R12
7 11 (17.19%) Analytical Skills
8 10 (15.63%) Change Control
8 10 (15.63%) Business Analysis
8 10 (15.63%) Oracle Financials
8 10 (15.63%) SQL Server
8 10 (15.63%) SQL
8 10 (15.63%) Windows
9 9 (14.06%) .NET
9 9 (14.06%) LAN
9 9 (14.06%) Active Directory
9 9 (14.06%) Time Management
9 9 (14.06%) Microsoft Azure
10 8 (12.50%) Data Migration
10 8 (12.50%) Integration Testing
10 8 (12.50%) Migration
10 8 (12.50%) Oracle Applications
10 8 (12.50%) Logistics
10 8 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
10 8 (12.50%) Asset Management
10 8 (12.50%) VoIP

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%) Confluence
2 2 (3.13%) Apache
2 2 (3.13%) Tomcat
3 1 (1.56%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (7.81%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (3.13%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 11 (17.19%) Oracle EBS R12
2 10 (15.63%) Oracle Financials
3 8 (12.50%) Oracle Applications
4 3 (4.69%) Dynamics GP
4 3 (4.69%) Dynamics NAV
5 2 (3.13%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 1 (1.56%) Maximo
6 1 (1.56%) Oracle EBS
6 1 (1.56%) SAP ERP
6 1 (1.56%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 9 (14.06%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (4.69%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 11 (17.19%) WAN
2 9 (14.06%) LAN
3 8 (12.50%) VoIP
4 3 (4.69%) Cisco IOS
4 3 (4.69%) Firewall
4 3 (4.69%) VPN
5 2 (3.13%) BGP
5 2 (3.13%) Cisco ASA
5 2 (3.13%) Cisco PIX
5 2 (3.13%) DMVPN
5 2 (3.13%) EIGRP
5 2 (3.13%) IP Telephony
5 2 (3.13%) IPsec
5 2 (3.13%) MPLS
5 2 (3.13%) Network Security
5 2 (3.13%) NX-OS
5 2 (3.13%) OSPF
5 2 (3.13%) TACACS
5 2 (3.13%) Wireshark
5 2 (3.13%) xDSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (15.63%) SQL Server
2 3 (4.69%) Oracle BI EE
2 3 (4.69%) Oracle Reports
3 2 (3.13%) MySQL
3 2 (3.13%) Oracle Database
3 2 (3.13%) Oracle ODI
3 2 (3.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 6 (9.38%) JIRA
2 3 (4.69%) Octopus Deploy
2 3 (4.69%) Oracle Forms
2 3 (4.69%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (4.69%) TeamCity
2 3 (4.69%) Visual Studio
General
1 53 (82.81%) Manufacturing
2 21 (32.81%) Finance
3 12 (18.75%) Pharmaceutical
4 4 (6.25%) Retail
5 2 (3.13%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 17 (26.56%) Analyst
2 13 (20.31%) Developer
3 12 (18.75%) Consultant
4 9 (14.06%) Support Analyst
5 8 (12.50%) Functional Consultant
6 7 (10.94%) Software Developer
7 6 (9.38%) 3rd Line Support
7 6 (9.38%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
8 5 (7.81%) Business Analyst
8 5 (7.81%) Functional Analyst
8 5 (7.81%) Functional Business Analyst
9 4 (6.25%) IT Director
10 3 (4.69%) Administrator
10 3 (4.69%) Oracle Analyst
10 3 (4.69%) Oracle Developer
10 3 (4.69%) Software Engineer
10 3 (4.69%) Systems Analyst
11 2 (3.13%) Network Engineer
11 2 (3.13%) Systems Administrator
11 2 (3.13%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (14.06%) .NET
2 8 (12.50%) HTML
3 7 (10.94%) Web Services
4 6 (9.38%) AngularJS
4 6 (9.38%) ASP.NET
4 6 (9.38%) ASP.NET MVC
4 6 (9.38%) CSS
4 6 (9.38%) KnockoutJS
5 3 (4.69%) CSS3
5 3 (4.69%) HTML5
5 3 (4.69%) jQuery
5 3 (4.69%) Node.js
5 3 (4.69%) RESTful
5 3 (4.69%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 3 (4.69%) WCF
6 2 (3.13%) ODBC
6 2 (3.13%) XML
7 1 (1.56%) EDI
7 1 (1.56%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 11 (17.19%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (9.38%) Management Information System
3 3 (4.69%) Embedded Systems
3 3 (4.69%) User Experience
4 2 (3.13%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.56%) Driving Licence
5 1 (1.56%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 10 (15.63%) Windows
2 8 (12.50%) Linux
3 5 (7.81%) Android
4 2 (3.13%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (3.13%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (3.13%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (1.56%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (20.31%) Validation
2 11 (17.19%) User Acceptance Testing
3 10 (15.63%) Business Analysis
3 10 (15.63%) Change Control
4 9 (14.06%) Time Management
5 8 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
5 8 (12.50%) Asset Management
5 8 (12.50%) Data Migration
5 8 (12.50%) Integration Testing
5 8 (12.50%) Logistics
5 8 (12.50%) Migration
6 7 (10.94%) IT Strategy
6 7 (10.94%) Project Management
7 6 (9.38%) Disaster Recovery
7 6 (9.38%) ITSM
7 6 (9.38%) Mobile Development
7 6 (9.38%) MVC
7 6 (9.38%) Process Improvement
7 6 (9.38%) Scrum
7 6 (9.38%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (15.63%) SQL
2 6 (9.38%) JavaScript
3 4 (6.25%) C#
4 3 (4.69%) C
4 3 (4.69%) C++
4 3 (4.69%) Java
4 3 (4.69%) PL/SQL
5 2 (3.13%) Bash Shell
5 2 (3.13%) Korn
5 2 (3.13%) Shell Script
5 2 (3.13%) VB
5 2 (3.13%) VB.NET
5 2 (3.13%) VBScript
6 1 (1.56%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 11 (17.19%) Degree
2 8 (12.50%) Cisco Certification
3 6 (9.38%) CCNA
3 6 (9.38%) MCP
3 6 (9.38%) MCSE
3 6 (9.38%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (3.13%) CCNP
4 2 (3.13%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (12.50%) GMP
2 6 (9.38%) SLA
3 3 (4.69%) QA
System Software
1 9 (14.06%) Active Directory
2 6 (9.38%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (3.13%) Samba
4 1 (1.56%) SAP ITS
Vendors
1 18 (28.13%) Oracle
2 16 (25.00%) Microsoft
3 6 (9.38%) Atlassian
3 6 (9.38%) VMware
4 3 (4.69%) Cisco
4 3 (4.69%) IFS
5 2 (3.13%) F5
5 2 (3.13%) Hyperion
5 2 (3.13%) Riverbed
5 2 (3.13%) SAP
6 1 (1.56%) HP
6 1 (1.56%) hybris
6 1 (1.56%) IBM
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