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 27 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Life Sciences
England / North West
Rank 219 219 223
Rank change year-on-year 0 +4  
Permanent jobs citing Life Science 28 17 35
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.46% 0.30% 0.53%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.15% 0.77% 1.47%
Number of salaries quoted 6 7 19
Median salary £57,500 £55,000 £65,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.54% -15.38%  
90% offered a salary of more than £36,500 £36,500 £34,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £60,000 £75,000
UK excluding London median salary £43,250 £45,000 £49,500
% change year-on-year -3.88% -9.09%  

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 2434 2207 2379
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 39.95% 38.82% 35.70%
Number of salaries quoted 1965 1802 1906
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +2.56%  
90% offered a salary of more than £26,600 £25,000 £24,263
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £57,500 £60,000
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 27 March 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 27 March 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 +9 12 - -
Manchester -14 9 £44,000 +25.71%
Merseyside 0 3 £72,500 -
Life Science
England

Life Science
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 27 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 North West region with a requirement for Life Science.

1 32 (96.97%) Manufacturing
2 15 (45.45%) Oracle
2 15 (45.45%) Finance
3 10 (30.30%) Windows
4 9 (27.27%) Oracle Financials
4 9 (27.27%) LAN
4 9 (27.27%) WAN
4 9 (27.27%) Microsoft
4 9 (27.27%) Business Analysis
4 9 (27.27%) Oracle EBS R12
4 9 (27.27%) Analytical Skills
5 8 (24.24%) Change Control
5 8 (24.24%) MS Excel
6 7 (21.21%) VoIP
6 7 (21.21%) SLA
6 7 (21.21%) Project Management
6 7 (21.21%) IT Strategy
7 6 (18.18%) Microsoft Azure
7 6 (18.18%) Confluence
7 6 (18.18%) JIRA
7 6 (18.18%) Atlassian
7 6 (18.18%) Time Management
7 6 (18.18%) Data Migration
7 6 (18.18%) VMware Infrastructure
7 6 (18.18%) MCSE
7 6 (18.18%) Cisco Certification
7 6 (18.18%) Microsoft Certification
7 6 (18.18%) Migration
7 6 (18.18%) Oracle Applications
7 6 (18.18%) VMware

Life Science
Top Related 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 (18.18%) Confluence
Applications
1 8 (24.24%) MS Excel
2 3 (9.09%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 9 (27.27%) Oracle EBS R12
1 9 (27.27%) Oracle Financials
2 6 (18.18%) Oracle Applications
3 3 (9.09%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (3.03%) Maximo
4 1 (3.03%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (3.03%) SAP ERP
4 1 (3.03%) SAP Hybris
4 1 (3.03%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 6 (18.18%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 9 (27.27%) LAN
1 9 (27.27%) WAN
2 7 (21.21%) VoIP
3 3 (9.09%) Cisco IOS
3 3 (9.09%) DMZ
3 3 (9.09%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (12.12%) Oracle BI EE
1 4 (12.12%) SQL Server
2 3 (9.09%) Oracle ODI
2 3 (9.09%) Oracle Reports
3 2 (6.06%) Oracle Database
3 2 (6.06%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 6 (18.18%) JIRA
2 3 (9.09%) Oracle Forms
General
1 32 (96.97%) Manufacturing
2 15 (45.45%) Finance
3 4 (12.12%) Retail
Job Titles
1 15 (45.45%) Analyst
2 9 (27.27%) Support Analyst
3 6 (18.18%) 3rd Line Support
3 6 (18.18%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
4 5 (15.15%) Developer
5 4 (12.12%) IT Director
6 3 (9.09%) Business Analyst
6 3 (9.09%) Functional Analyst
6 3 (9.09%) Functional Business Analyst
6 3 (9.09%) Oracle Analyst
6 3 (9.09%) Oracle Developer
6 3 (9.09%) Systems Analyst
7 2 (6.06%) 1st Line Support
7 2 (6.06%) 1st Line Support Analyst
7 2 (6.06%) ERP Manager
7 2 (6.06%) Implementation Manager
7 2 (6.06%) IT Manager
8 1 (3.03%) Software Implementation Manager
8 1 (3.03%) Software Implementation Project Manager
8 1 (3.03%) Software Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.06%) Web Services
2 1 (3.03%) .NET
2 1 (3.03%) EDI
2 1 (3.03%) Middleware
2 1 (3.03%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 9 (27.27%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (9.09%) Management Information System
3 1 (3.03%) NHS
3 1 (3.03%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 10 (30.30%) Windows
2 6 (18.18%) Linux
3 3 (9.09%) Windows 7
4 1 (3.03%) Android
4 1 (3.03%) Mac OS
4 1 (3.03%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (3.03%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (3.03%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (27.27%) Business Analysis
2 8 (24.24%) Change Control
3 7 (21.21%) IT Strategy
3 7 (21.21%) Project Management
4 6 (18.18%) Business Intelligence
4 6 (18.18%) Data Migration
4 6 (18.18%) ERP
4 6 (18.18%) Migration
4 6 (18.18%) Time Management
5 5 (15.15%) Logistics
6 4 (12.12%) Asset Management
6 4 (12.12%) B2B
6 4 (12.12%) Process Improvement
6 4 (12.12%) Stakeholder Management
7 3 (9.09%) Disaster Recovery
7 3 (9.09%) Infrastructure Management
7 3 (9.09%) ITSM
7 3 (9.09%) Service Management
7 3 (9.09%) Test Strategy
7 3 (9.09%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (12.12%) SQL
2 3 (9.09%) PL/SQL
3 1 (3.03%) T-SQL
3 1 (3.03%) VB
3 1 (3.03%) VB.NET
3 1 (3.03%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 6 (18.18%) CCNA
1 6 (18.18%) Cisco Certification
1 6 (18.18%) MCP
1 6 (18.18%) MCSE
1 6 (18.18%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (9.09%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (21.21%) SLA
2 1 (3.03%) QA
System Software
1 6 (18.18%) Active Directory
1 6 (18.18%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (3.03%) SAP ITS
Vendors
1 15 (45.45%) Oracle
2 9 (27.27%) Microsoft
3 6 (18.18%) Atlassian
3 6 (18.18%) VMware
4 3 (9.09%) Cisco
4 3 (9.09%) HP
4 3 (9.09%) Hyperion
4 3 (9.09%) IFS
5 1 (3.03%) hybris
5 1 (3.03%) IBM
5 1 (3.03%) SAP