The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Life Science in permanent job vacancies advertised in Scotland. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Life Science over the 3 months to 27 April 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Life Sciences
UK / Scotland
3 months to
27 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 155 153
Permanent jobs citing Life Science 0 1 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland - 0.034% 0.22%
As % of the Miscellaneous category - 0.080% 0.61%
Number of salaries quoted 0 0 4
Median salary - - £45,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £40,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +12.50% -11.11%  

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 Scotland with a requirement for generic IT skills.

Generic IT Skills
Scotland
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 920 1245 1154
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 39.18% 42.80% 36.65%
Number of salaries quoted 611 706 671
Median salary £42,500 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.55% +5.88%  
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £27,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £60,000 £68,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +6.25%  

Life Science
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Scotland 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 Scotland

Life Science
Salary Trend in Scotland

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

Salary trend for Life Science in Scotland