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 27 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Life Sciences
England / West Midlands
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 227 163 183
Rank change year-on-year -64 +20  
Permanent jobs citing Life Science 5 76 45
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.097% 1.23% 0.79%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.26% 3.40% 2.35%
Number of salaries quoted 0 5 14
Median salary - £40,000 £43,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - -8.04%  
UK excluding London median salary £44,500 £42,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +4.70% -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 West Midlands with a requirement for generic IT skills.

Generic IT Skills
West Midlands
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 1936 2237 1916
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 37.53% 36.35% 33.75%
Number of salaries quoted 1556 1604 1570
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +3.89%  
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £24,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £60,000 £62,500
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
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 27 June 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 +18 3 - - 1
Coventry - 2 - -
Life Science
England

For the 6 months to 27 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 West Midlands region with a requirement for Life Science.

1 18 (94.74%) Manufacturing
2 11 (57.89%) Microsoft
3 9 (47.37%) .NET
3 9 (47.37%) Active Directory
3 9 (47.37%) Degree
4 7 (36.84%) Windows
5 6 (31.58%) TCP/IP
6 5 (26.32%) Firewall
6 5 (26.32%) Windows 7
6 5 (26.32%) Windows 10
7 4 (21.05%) QMS
7 4 (21.05%) Automotive
7 4 (21.05%) SDLC
7 4 (21.05%) Customer Requirements
7 4 (21.05%) Quality Management
7 4 (21.05%) Linux
8 3 (15.79%) LDAP
8 3 (15.79%) C#
8 3 (15.79%) SSL
8 3 (15.79%) IPv4
8 3 (15.79%) IPv6
8 3 (15.79%) Microsoft Office
8 3 (15.79%) ITIL
8 3 (15.79%) RIP
8 3 (15.79%) Mac OS X
8 3 (15.79%) OSPF
8 3 (15.79%) Management Information System
8 3 (15.79%) Risk Management
8 3 (15.79%) Linux Command Line
8 3 (15.79%) Risk Analysis

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 (5.26%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 3 (15.79%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (10.53%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (5.26%) Camtasia
3 1 (5.26%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 1 (5.26%) MFGPRO
Communications & Networking
1 6 (31.58%) TCP/IP
2 5 (26.32%) Firewall
3 3 (15.79%) IPv4
3 3 (15.79%) IPv6
3 3 (15.79%) LDAP
3 3 (15.79%) OSPF
3 3 (15.79%) RIP
3 3 (15.79%) SSL
4 2 (10.53%) Cisco IOS
4 2 (10.53%) DHCP
4 2 (10.53%) DNS
4 2 (10.53%) Softphone
5 1 (5.26%) LAN
5 1 (5.26%) Network Security
5 1 (5.26%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.26%) QlikView
General
1 18 (94.74%) Manufacturing
2 4 (21.05%) Automotive
3 2 (10.53%) Pharmaceutical
3 2 (10.53%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 4 (21.05%) Analyst
1 4 (21.05%) Development Team Leader
1 4 (21.05%) Team Leader
2 3 (15.79%) Support Analyst
3 2 (10.53%) .NET Software Engineer
3 2 (10.53%) 1st Line Support
3 2 (10.53%) 1st Line Support Analyst
3 2 (10.53%) Applications Engineer
3 2 (10.53%) Software Engineer
3 2 (10.53%) Support Engineer
3 2 (10.53%) Technical Support
4 1 (5.26%) 2nd Line Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Automation Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Graduate .NET Developer
4 1 (5.26%) Industrial Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) IT Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Manufacturing Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Network Analyst
4 1 (5.26%) Network Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (47.37%) .NET
2 1 (5.26%) EDI
2 1 (5.26%) HTML
2 1 (5.26%) OpenCV
2 1 (5.26%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 3 (15.79%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (15.79%) Linux Command Line
1 3 (15.79%) Management Information System
2 2 (10.53%) Algorithms
3 1 (5.26%) e-Learning
3 1 (5.26%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (5.26%) Graphic Design
3 1 (5.26%) Learning Management System
3 1 (5.26%) Video Editing
Operating Systems
1 7 (36.84%) Windows
2 5 (26.32%) Windows 10
2 5 (26.32%) Windows 7
3 4 (21.05%) Linux
4 3 (15.79%) Mac OS X
5 2 (10.53%) Windows Server
5 2 (10.53%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (5.26%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (21.05%) Customer Requirements
1 4 (21.05%) QMS
1 4 (21.05%) Quality Management
1 4 (21.05%) SDLC
2 3 (15.79%) ITIL
2 3 (15.79%) Risk Analysis
2 3 (15.79%) Risk Management
3 2 (10.53%) Asset Management
3 2 (10.53%) Image Processing
3 2 (10.53%) IT Asset Management
3 2 (10.53%) ITSM
3 2 (10.53%) Multi-Factor Authentication
3 2 (10.53%) Prototyping
3 2 (10.53%) Software Engineering
3 2 (10.53%) Two-Factor Authentication
4 1 (5.26%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (5.26%) Change Management
4 1 (5.26%) ERP
4 1 (5.26%) Service Delivery
4 1 (5.26%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (15.79%) C#
2 2 (10.53%) C++
2 2 (10.53%) PowerShell
2 2 (10.53%) VB
2 2 (10.53%) VBA
3 1 (5.26%) JavaScript
3 1 (5.26%) SQL
3 1 (5.26%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 9 (47.37%) Degree
2 2 (10.53%) CCNA
2 2 (10.53%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (5.26%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (10.53%) ISO 9001
1 2 (10.53%) SLA
2 1 (5.26%) GAMP
System Software
1 9 (47.37%) Active Directory
2 1 (5.26%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 11 (57.89%) Microsoft
2 2 (10.53%) Cisco
2 2 (10.53%) MobileIron
3 1 (5.26%) Cognos
3 1 (5.26%) VMware
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