The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Life Science in permanent job vacancies advertised in Wales. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Life Science over the 3 months to 24 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Life Sciences
UK / Wales
Rank 97 97 98
Rank change year-on-year 0 +1  
Permanent jobs citing Life Science 3 7 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Wales 0.27% 0.50% 0.61%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.81% 1.80% 1.63%
Number of salaries quoted 2 5 0
Median salary £52,500 £27,864 -
Median salary % change year-on-year +88.41% -  
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year - -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 Wales with a requirement for generic IT skills.

Generic IT Skills
Wales
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 369 388 492
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Wales 33.39% 27.83% 37.50%
Number of salaries quoted 277 311 404
Median salary £40,000 £36,388 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.92% -9.03%  
90% offered a salary of more than £23,600 £25,350 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £51,000 £57,500 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +6.25%  

Life Science
Job Vacancy Trend in Wales

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Wales 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 Wales

Life Science
Salary Trend in Wales

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

Salary trend for Life Science in Wales

Life Science
Job Locations in Wales

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Life Science within the Wales region over the 3 months to 24 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
South Wales +10 3 £52,500 +60.30%
Life Science
UK

Life Science
Top 28 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 24 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 Wales region with a requirement for Life Science.

1 3 (75.00%) Pharmaceutical
1 3 (75.00%) Finance
1 3 (75.00%) Manufacturing
1 3 (75.00%) IT Strategy
2 2 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (50.00%) QMS
2 2 (50.00%) Quality Management
3 1 (25.00%) C#
3 1 (25.00%) C++
3 1 (25.00%) Java
3 1 (25.00%) Python
3 1 (25.00%) Validation
3 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (25.00%) Data Analysis
3 1 (25.00%) Artificial Intelligence
3 1 (25.00%) Software Engineering
3 1 (25.00%) Statistics
3 1 (25.00%) Marketing
3 1 (25.00%) Degree
3 1 (25.00%) Informatics
3 1 (25.00%) Mathematics
3 1 (25.00%) Physics
3 1 (25.00%) Computer Science
3 1 (25.00%) Product Marketing
3 1 (25.00%) Natural Language Processing
3 1 (25.00%) Health Informatics
3 1 (25.00%) Machine Learning
3 1 (25.00%) Analytics

Life Science
Top Related IT Skills in Wales 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:

General
1 3 (75.00%) Finance
1 3 (75.00%) Manufacturing
1 3 (75.00%) Pharmaceutical
2 1 (25.00%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 3 (75.00%) IT Manager
2 1 (25.00%) Research Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (25.00%) Natural Language Processing
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Computer Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) IT Strategy
2 2 (50.00%) QMS
2 2 (50.00%) Quality Management
3 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (25.00%) Analytics
3 1 (25.00%) Artificial Intelligence
3 1 (25.00%) Data Analysis
3 1 (25.00%) Health Informatics
3 1 (25.00%) Informatics
3 1 (25.00%) Machine Learning
3 1 (25.00%) Mathematics
3 1 (25.00%) Physics
3 1 (25.00%) Product Marketing
3 1 (25.00%) Software Engineering
3 1 (25.00%) Statistics
3 1 (25.00%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 1 (25.00%) C#
1 1 (25.00%) C++
1 1 (25.00%) Java
1 1 (25.00%) Python
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) Degree
Vendors
1 2 (50.00%) Microsoft