The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Life Science in permanent job vacancies advertised in the South 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 / South West
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 228 228
Permanent jobs citing Life Science 0 8 21
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West - 0.15% 0.35%
As % of the Miscellaneous category - 0.41% 1.02%
Number of salaries quoted 0 1 13
Median salary - £27,500 £62,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - -56.00%  
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 South West with a requirement for generic IT skills.

Generic IT Skills
South West
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 2013 1932 2057
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 37.93% 37.35% 34.23%
Number of salaries quoted 1617 1596 1632
Median salary £40,000 £42,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.88% +13.33%  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,400 £26,400 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £57,500 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +6.25%  

Life Science
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South 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 South West

Life Science
Salary Trend in the South West

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

Salary trend for Life Science in the South West

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 South West region with a requirement for Life Science.

1 7 (100.00%) Manufacturing
2 4 (57.14%) Validation
2 4 (57.14%) ERP
2 4 (57.14%) Cognizant
2 4 (57.14%) Pharmaceutical
2 4 (57.14%) QA
3 3 (42.86%) Algorithms
3 3 (42.86%) Git (software)
3 3 (42.86%) Telecoms
3 3 (42.86%) Finance
3 3 (42.86%) Aerospace
3 3 (42.86%) Automotive
3 3 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (42.86%) Subversion
3 3 (42.86%) Software Engineering
3 3 (42.86%) C++
3 3 (42.86%) Java
3 3 (42.86%) OO
3 3 (42.86%) Python
4 2 (28.57%) C#

Life Science
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South 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:

Development Applications
1 3 (42.86%) Git (software)
1 3 (42.86%) Subversion
General
1 7 (100.00%) Manufacturing
2 4 (57.14%) Pharmaceutical
3 3 (42.86%) Aerospace
3 3 (42.86%) Automotive
3 3 (42.86%) Finance
3 3 (42.86%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 4 (57.14%) Designer
2 3 (42.86%) Senior Software Engineer
2 3 (42.86%) Software Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (42.86%) Algorithms
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (57.14%) ERP
1 4 (57.14%) Validation
2 3 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (42.86%) OO
2 3 (42.86%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 3 (42.86%) C++
1 3 (42.86%) Java
1 3 (42.86%) Python
2 2 (28.57%) C#
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (57.14%) QA
Vendors
1 4 (57.14%) Cognizant
Bournemouth, Dorset
Cognizant
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