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

3 months to
22 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Life Sciences
England / South West
Rank 230 243 247
Rank change year-on-year +13 +4  
Permanent jobs citing Life Science 7 8 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.14% 0.14% 0.10%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.41% 0.36% 0.31%
Number of salaries quoted 3 2 4
Median salary £45,000 £60,000 £75,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -25.00% -20.00%  
UK excluding London median salary £44,500 £45,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year -1.11% -14.28%  

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 1723 2250 1921
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 34.32% 38.57% 32.30%
Number of salaries quoted 1385 1702 1515
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.66%  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £27,500 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £55,130 £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

Life Science
Job Locations in the South 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 South West region over the 3 months to 22 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
Wiltshire - 4 - -
Bristol +1 3 £45,000 -25.00%
Life Science
England

Life Science
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 22 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 South West region with a requirement for Life Science.

1 8 (80.00%) Manufacturing
2 6 (60.00%) Pharmaceutical
3 5 (50.00%) ERP
4 4 (40.00%) Java
4 4 (40.00%) Cognizant
4 4 (40.00%) Telecoms
4 4 (40.00%) Finance
4 4 (40.00%) Validation
4 4 (40.00%) QA
5 3 (30.00%) Algorithms
5 3 (30.00%) Git (software)
5 3 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (30.00%) Subversion
5 3 (30.00%) Software Engineering
5 3 (30.00%) Aerospace
5 3 (30.00%) Automotive
5 3 (30.00%) C++
5 3 (30.00%) OO
5 3 (30.00%) Python
6 2 (20.00%) C#
6 2 (20.00%) Customer Requirements
7 1 (10.00%) SAP Hybris
7 1 (10.00%) Digital Marketing
7 1 (10.00%) Marketing
7 1 (10.00%) Technical Architecture
7 1 (10.00%) Retail
7 1 (10.00%) hybris
7 1 (10.00%) Analytics
7 1 (10.00%) Internet of Things
7 1 (10.00%) Electronics

Life Science
Top Related 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:

Business Applications
1 1 (10.00%) SAP Hybris
1 1 (10.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 1 (10.00%) Internet
Development Applications
1 3 (30.00%) Git (software)
1 3 (30.00%) Subversion
General
1 8 (80.00%) Manufacturing
2 6 (60.00%) Pharmaceutical
3 4 (40.00%) Finance
3 4 (40.00%) Telecoms
4 3 (30.00%) Aerospace
4 3 (30.00%) Automotive
5 1 (10.00%) Electronics
5 1 (10.00%) Marketing
5 1 (10.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 4 (40.00%) Designer
2 3 (30.00%) Senior Software Engineer
2 3 (30.00%) Software Engineer
3 2 (20.00%) Electrical Engineer
3 2 (20.00%) Field Engineer
3 2 (20.00%) Field Service Engineer
3 2 (20.00%) Mechanical Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) IT Manager
Miscellaneous
1 3 (30.00%) Algorithms
2 1 (10.00%) Internet of Things
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (50.00%) ERP
2 4 (40.00%) Validation
3 3 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (30.00%) OO
3 3 (30.00%) Software Engineering
4 2 (20.00%) Customer Requirements
5 1 (10.00%) Analytics
5 1 (10.00%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (10.00%) Digital Marketing
5 1 (10.00%) E-Commerce
5 1 (10.00%) Programme Management
5 1 (10.00%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 4 (40.00%) Java
2 3 (30.00%) C++
2 3 (30.00%) Python
3 2 (20.00%) C#
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (40.00%) QA
Vendors
1 4 (40.00%) Cognizant
2 1 (10.00%) hybris
2 1 (10.00%) SAP