The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Life Science in permanent job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Life Science over the 3 months to 30 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Life Sciences
England / West Midlands
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 199 212 178
Rank change year-on-year +13 -34  
Permanent jobs citing Life Science 15 32 36
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.31% 0.52% 0.71%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.89% 1.43% 2.13%
Number of salaries quoted 13 2 25
Median salary £22,500 £60,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -62.50% +41.17%  
90% offered a salary of more than £17,800 £60,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £36,900 £60,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £44,500 £45,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year -1.11% -5.26%  

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 West Midlands with a requirement for generic IT skills.

Generic IT Skills
West Midlands
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 1688 2230 1689
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 35.14% 36.18% 33.12%
Number of salaries quoted 1309 1645 1439
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26%  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £60,000 £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 West Midlands

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

Life Science
Salary Trend in the West Midlands

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

Salary trend for Life Science in the West Midlands

Life Science
Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Life Science in the West Midlands over the 3 months to 30 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Life Science in the West Midlands

Life Science
Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Life Science within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 30 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
Staffordshire - 11 £22,000 -
Warwickshire - 2 £37,000 -
Birmingham -2 1 £22,500 - 1
Life Science
England

For the 6 months to 30 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 West Midlands region with a requirement for Life Science.

1 19 (95.00%) Manufacturing
2 9 (45.00%) .NET
2 9 (45.00%) Microsoft
3 7 (35.00%) Degree
4 6 (30.00%) Pharmaceutical
4 6 (30.00%) ISO 9001
4 6 (30.00%) Image Processing
5 5 (25.00%) Active Directory
5 5 (25.00%) C#
6 4 (20.00%) C++
6 4 (20.00%) Linux
6 4 (20.00%) TCP/IP
6 4 (20.00%) Quality Management
6 4 (20.00%) Software Engineering
6 4 (20.00%) QMS
6 4 (20.00%) SDLC
6 4 (20.00%) Customer Requirements
7 3 (15.00%) Windows
7 3 (15.00%) Linux Command Line
7 3 (15.00%) OpenCV
7 3 (15.00%) Firewall
7 3 (15.00%) SSL
7 3 (15.00%) RIP
7 3 (15.00%) IPv4
7 3 (15.00%) IPv6
7 3 (15.00%) Mac OS X
7 3 (15.00%) OSPF
7 3 (15.00%) LDAP
8 2 (10.00%) MS Excel
8 2 (10.00%) VB

Life Science
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands 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 1 (5.00%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (10.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (5.00%) Camtasia
2 1 (5.00%) MS Office
2 1 (5.00%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 1 (5.00%) MFGPRO
Communications & Networking
1 4 (20.00%) TCP/IP
2 3 (15.00%) Firewall
2 3 (15.00%) IPv4
2 3 (15.00%) IPv6
2 3 (15.00%) LDAP
2 3 (15.00%) OSPF
2 3 (15.00%) RIP
2 3 (15.00%) SSL
3 1 (5.00%) LAN
3 1 (5.00%) Network Security
3 1 (5.00%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.00%) QlikView
General
1 19 (95.00%) Manufacturing
2 6 (30.00%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 4 (20.00%) Applications Engineer
1 4 (20.00%) Development Team Leader
1 4 (20.00%) Team Leader
2 3 (15.00%) Automation Engineer
2 3 (15.00%) Manufacturing Engineer
3 2 (10.00%) .NET Software Engineer
3 2 (10.00%) Analyst
3 2 (10.00%) Software Engineer
3 2 (10.00%) Support Engineer
3 2 (10.00%) Technical Support
4 1 (5.00%) 2nd Line Support
4 1 (5.00%) Applications Support
4 1 (5.00%) Developer
4 1 (5.00%) Graduate Developer
4 1 (5.00%) Installations Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) Network Analyst
4 1 (5.00%) Network Security Analyst
4 1 (5.00%) Security Analyst
4 1 (5.00%) Support Analyst
4 1 (5.00%) Technical Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (45.00%) .NET
2 3 (15.00%) OpenCV
3 1 (5.00%) EDI
3 1 (5.00%) HTML
3 1 (5.00%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 3 (15.00%) Linux Command Line
2 2 (10.00%) Algorithms
2 2 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (5.00%) e-Learning
3 1 (5.00%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (5.00%) Graphic Design
3 1 (5.00%) Learning Management System
3 1 (5.00%) Management Information System
3 1 (5.00%) Video Editing
Operating Systems
1 4 (20.00%) Linux
2 3 (15.00%) Mac OS X
2 3 (15.00%) Windows
3 1 (5.00%) Windows 10
3 1 (5.00%) Windows 7
3 1 (5.00%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (30.00%) Image Processing
2 4 (20.00%) Customer Requirements
2 4 (20.00%) QMS
2 4 (20.00%) Quality Management
2 4 (20.00%) SDLC
2 4 (20.00%) Software Engineering
3 2 (10.00%) Multi-Factor Authentication
3 2 (10.00%) Prototyping
3 2 (10.00%) Risk Assessment
3 2 (10.00%) Two-Factor Authentication
4 1 (5.00%) Capacity Planning
4 1 (5.00%) Change Management
4 1 (5.00%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (5.00%) High Availability
4 1 (5.00%) Performance Management
4 1 (5.00%) Risk Analysis
4 1 (5.00%) Risk Management
4 1 (5.00%) Service Delivery
4 1 (5.00%) Service Management
4 1 (5.00%) Transition Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (25.00%) C#
2 4 (20.00%) C++
3 2 (10.00%) VB
4 1 (5.00%) JavaScript
4 1 (5.00%) SQL
4 1 (5.00%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 7 (35.00%) Degree
2 1 (5.00%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (30.00%) ISO 9001
2 2 (10.00%) SLA
3 1 (5.00%) GAMP
System Software
1 5 (25.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (5.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 9 (45.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (5.00%) Cognos
2 1 (5.00%) VMware
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Oscar
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + and additional benefits
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