Period
to 28 March 2020

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

Life Sciences
England > North West
6 months to
28 Mar 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 250 265 330
Rank change year-on-year +15 +65 +1
Permanent jobs citing Life Science 38 72 41
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the North West 0.47% 0.71% 0.32%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.25% 1.73% 0.86%
Number of salaries quoted 12 50 6
Median annual salary £48,750 £45,000 £32,938
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.33% +36.62% -30.66%
10th Percentile £27,625 £31,125 £30,000
90th Percentile £57,375 £63,750 £37,888
England median annual salary £52,500 £47,500 £49,000
% change year-on-year +10.53% -3.06% -2.00%

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 3,049 4,150 4,747
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 37.47% 41.18% 36.66%
Number of salaries quoted 2,314 3,109 3,632
Median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £27,000 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £72,312 £70,000 £67,500
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -

Life Science
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings citing Life Science as a proportion 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

3-month moving average salary quoted in 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

Salary distribution for jobs citing Life Science in the North West over the 6 months to 28 March 2020.

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 28 March 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
Manchester +25 23 £45,000 - 3
Cheshire +21 12 £52,500 +35.48% 1
Lancashire +7 3 - - 1
Life Science
England

For the 6 months to 28 March 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 North West region with a requirement for Life Science.

1 25 (65.79%) Manufacturing
2 19 (50.00%) Degree
3 15 (39.47%) Windows
4 13 (34.21%) Microsoft
5 9 (23.68%) Firewall
5 9 (23.68%) Project Management
6 8 (21.05%) Microsoft Certification
6 8 (21.05%) Cisco
6 8 (21.05%) VoIP
6 8 (21.05%) MySQL
6 8 (21.05%) VMware Infrastructure
6 8 (21.05%) VMware
6 8 (21.05%) Windows Server
7 7 (18.42%) AWS
7 7 (18.42%) Office 365
7 7 (18.42%) Verint
7 7 (18.42%) SQL
7 7 (18.42%) Linux
7 7 (18.42%) Active Directory
8 6 (15.79%) Python
8 6 (15.79%) SQL Server
8 6 (15.79%) Agile Software Development
8 6 (15.79%) Computer Science
9 5 (13.16%) Bioinformatics
9 5 (13.16%) Finance
9 5 (13.16%) VPN
9 5 (13.16%) NHS
9 5 (13.16%) Management Information System
9 5 (13.16%) Data Centre
9 5 (13.16%) GDPR

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 4 (10.53%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.63%) Confluence
2 1 (2.63%) OnBase
Applications
1 3 (7.89%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 3 (7.89%) SAP CRM
1 3 (7.89%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (5.26%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (2.63%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 7 (18.42%) AWS
1 7 (18.42%) Office 365
2 4 (10.53%) Amazon EC2
2 4 (10.53%) Amazon S3
2 4 (10.53%) AWS CloudFormation
2 4 (10.53%) GitHub
2 4 (10.53%) Virtual Private Cloud
3 2 (5.26%) Azure
4 1 (2.63%) AWS Lambda
4 1 (2.63%) Power Platform
4 1 (2.63%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 9 (23.68%) Firewall
2 8 (21.05%) VoIP
3 5 (13.16%) VPN
4 4 (10.53%) NAS
4 4 (10.53%) Network Security
4 4 (10.53%) SAN
4 4 (10.53%) Unified Communications
4 4 (10.53%) VLAN
5 3 (7.89%) DHCP
5 3 (7.89%) DNS
5 3 (7.89%) Ethernet
5 3 (7.89%) Wireless
6 1 (2.63%) Intrusion Detection
6 1 (2.63%) LAN
6 1 (2.63%) TCP/IP
6 1 (2.63%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (21.05%) MySQL
2 6 (15.79%) SQL Server
3 4 (10.53%) Amazon RDS
4 3 (7.89%) SAP HANA
5 2 (5.26%) Neo4j
6 1 (2.63%) Power BI
6 1 (2.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (5.26%) Cucumber
1 2 (5.26%) JIRA
2 1 (2.63%) Artifactory
2 1 (2.63%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 1 (2.63%) Gradle
2 1 (2.63%) Selenium
2 1 (2.63%) SpecFlow
2 1 (2.63%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (2.63%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 25 (65.79%) Manufacturing
2 5 (13.16%) Finance
3 2 (5.26%) Fire and Rescue
3 2 (5.26%) Marketing
4 1 (2.63%) Back Office
4 1 (2.63%) Retail
Job Titles
1 15 (39.47%) Analyst
2 11 (28.95%) Support Analyst
3 5 (13.16%) 1st/2nd Line Support
3 5 (13.16%) 1st/2nd Line Support Analyst
3 5 (13.16%) 2nd Line Support
3 5 (13.16%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
3 5 (13.16%) Developer
4 4 (10.53%) 1st Line Support
4 4 (10.53%) 1st Line Support Analyst
4 4 (10.53%) Graduate
4 4 (10.53%) Graduate 1st Line Support
4 4 (10.53%) Graduate 1st Line Support Analyst
4 4 (10.53%) Graduate Analyst
4 4 (10.53%) Graduate Support Analyst
4 4 (10.53%) Infrastructure Manager
5 3 (7.89%) Architect
5 3 (7.89%) IT Analyst
5 3 (7.89%) Senior Developer
5 3 (7.89%) Service Analyst
5 3 (7.89%) Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (7.89%) CSS
1 3 (7.89%) HTML
1 3 (7.89%) React
1 3 (7.89%) REST
2 2 (5.26%) .NET
2 2 (5.26%) GraphQL
2 2 (5.26%) Jest
2 2 (5.26%) Web Services
3 1 (2.63%) AngularJS
3 1 (2.63%) CSS3
3 1 (2.63%) Gherkin
3 1 (2.63%) Node.js
3 1 (2.63%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 5 (13.16%) Data Centre
1 5 (13.16%) Management Information System
1 5 (13.16%) NHS
2 1 (2.63%) Algorithms
2 1 (2.63%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.63%) Greenfield Project
2 1 (2.63%) Self-Motivation
2 1 (2.63%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 15 (39.47%) Windows
2 8 (21.05%) Windows Server
3 7 (18.42%) Linux
4 4 (10.53%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (10.53%) Windows Server 2016
5 3 (7.89%) Apple iOS
5 3 (7.89%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (23.68%) Project Management
2 6 (15.79%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (15.79%) Computer Science
3 5 (13.16%) Bioinformatics
4 4 (10.53%) Change Control
4 4 (10.53%) Configuration Management
4 4 (10.53%) CRM
4 4 (10.53%) Mentoring
4 4 (10.53%) Performance Management
4 4 (10.53%) Problem-Solving
4 4 (10.53%) Server Management
4 4 (10.53%) Server Virtualisation
4 4 (10.53%) Software Engineering
4 4 (10.53%) Virtual Environments
4 4 (10.53%) Vulnerability Scanning
4 4 (10.53%) Workflow
4 4 (10.53%) Workflow Management
5 3 (7.89%) Continuous Delivery
5 3 (7.89%) Front End Development
5 3 (7.89%) Microscopy
Programming Languages
1 7 (18.42%) SQL
2 6 (15.79%) Python
3 4 (10.53%) Bash Shell
3 4 (10.53%) JavaScript
3 4 (10.53%) PowerShell
3 4 (10.53%) TypeScript
4 1 (2.63%) C#
4 1 (2.63%) ES6
4 1 (2.63%) Java
4 1 (2.63%) PHP
4 1 (2.63%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 19 (50.00%) Degree
2 8 (21.05%) Microsoft Certification
3 4 (10.53%) CCNA
3 4 (10.53%) Cisco Certification
3 4 (10.53%) Computer Science Degree
3 4 (10.53%) Master's Degree
3 4 (10.53%) MCSE
3 4 (10.53%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 3 (7.89%) HNC
4 3 (7.89%) HND
5 2 (5.26%) PhD
5 2 (5.26%) Postgraduate
6 1 (2.63%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (13.16%) GDPR
2 3 (7.89%) PMO
3 2 (5.26%) QA
System Software
1 8 (21.05%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (18.42%) Active Directory
3 3 (7.89%) Docker
Systems Management
1 4 (10.53%) Puppet
2 3 (7.89%) Jamf Pro
2 3 (7.89%) SCCM
3 2 (5.26%) Terraform
Vendors
1 13 (34.21%) Microsoft
2 8 (21.05%) Cisco
2 8 (21.05%) VMware
3 7 (18.42%) Verint
4 4 (10.53%) HP
4 4 (10.53%) SAP
4 4 (10.53%) Veeam
5 3 (7.89%) Apple
6 1 (2.63%) Atlassian
6 1 (2.63%) Cadence
6 1 (2.63%) Kofax
6 1 (2.63%) Oracle