Period
to 18 November 2017

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 6 months to 18 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Life Sciences
England > West Midlands
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 316 298 259
Rank change year-on-year -18 -39 +42
Permanent jobs citing Life Science 10 45 65
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.099% 0.39% 0.59%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.27% 1.07% 1.82%
Number of salaries quoted 6 6 13
West Midlands median annual salary £35,000 £40,000 £41,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -12.50% -3.61% -24.55%
10th Percentile £17,000 £34,625 £28,750
90th Percentile £50,000 £45,000 £61,750
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%

Life Science is in the Generic IT Skills category. The following 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.

All Generic IT Skills
West Midlands
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 3769 4211 3566
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 37.39% 36.50% 32.50%
Number of salaries quoted 2992 3104 2853
West Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
10th Percentile £24,000 £23,000 £22,500
90th Percentile £62,500 £63,750 £62,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +3.26%

Life Science
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings citing Life Science as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands.

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 6 months to 18 November 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 6 months to 18 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Birmingham -16 4 £42,500 -
Staffordshire +14 3 £18,000 -52.00%
Coventry +10 2 - -
Warwickshire -4 1 - -
Life Science
England

For the 6 months to 18 November 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 9 (90.00%) Degree
2 7 (70.00%) Windows
3 6 (60.00%) Manufacturing
4 5 (50.00%) Windows 7
5 4 (40.00%) QMS
5 4 (40.00%) QA
5 4 (40.00%) Software Engineering
5 4 (40.00%) Pharmaceutical
5 4 (40.00%) Quality Management
5 4 (40.00%) Microsoft Excel
5 4 (40.00%) .NET
5 4 (40.00%) Microsoft Office
5 4 (40.00%) C
5 4 (40.00%) Microsoft
5 4 (40.00%) ISO 13485
5 4 (40.00%) IEC 62304
6 3 (30.00%) Windows 10
6 3 (30.00%) Active Directory
6 3 (30.00%) Risk Management
6 3 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (30.00%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (20.00%) IT Asset Management
7 2 (20.00%) Software Delivery
7 2 (20.00%) SDLC
7 2 (20.00%) PowerShell
7 2 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (20.00%) Software Architecture
7 2 (20.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
7 2 (20.00%) Rational DOORS
7 2 (20.00%) Windows 8

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:

Applications
1 4 (40.00%) Microsoft Excel
1 4 (40.00%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (20.00%) Doxygen
2 2 (20.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 2 (20.00%) Cisco IOS
1 2 (20.00%) Softphone
1 2 (20.00%) TCP/IP
Development Applications
1 2 (20.00%) JIRA
1 2 (20.00%) Rational DOORS
1 2 (20.00%) Subversion
1 2 (20.00%) VectorCAST
1 2 (20.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 6 (60.00%) Manufacturing
2 4 (40.00%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (10.00%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 2 (20.00%) 1st Line Engineer
1 2 (20.00%) 1st Line Support
1 2 (20.00%) 1st Line Support Engineer
1 2 (20.00%) Analyst
1 2 (20.00%) Desktop Engineer
1 2 (20.00%) Desktop Support
1 2 (20.00%) Desktop Support Engineer
1 2 (20.00%) Embedded Engineer
1 2 (20.00%) Embedded Software Engineer
1 2 (20.00%) Help Desk Analyst
1 2 (20.00%) Quality Engineer
1 2 (20.00%) Senior Quality Engineer
1 2 (20.00%) Software Engineer
1 2 (20.00%) Software Quality Engineer
1 2 (20.00%) Support Engineer
2 1 (10.00%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (40.00%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (30.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (20.00%) Computer Science
3 1 (10.00%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 7 (70.00%) Windows
2 5 (50.00%) Windows 7
3 3 (30.00%) Windows 10
4 2 (20.00%) Windows 8
4 2 (20.00%) Windows Embedded Compact
4 2 (20.00%) Windows Server
4 2 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (20.00%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (40.00%) QMS
1 4 (40.00%) Quality Management
1 4 (40.00%) Software Engineering
2 3 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (30.00%) Risk Management
3 2 (20.00%) Asset Management
3 2 (20.00%) Configuration Management
3 2 (20.00%) Document Management
3 2 (20.00%) Integration Testing
3 2 (20.00%) IT Asset Management
3 2 (20.00%) ITIL
3 2 (20.00%) ITSM
3 2 (20.00%) Mathematics
3 2 (20.00%) Multithreading
3 2 (20.00%) Requirements Management
3 2 (20.00%) Scrum
3 2 (20.00%) Software Architecture
3 2 (20.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
3 2 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (20.00%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (40.00%) C
2 2 (20.00%) C#
2 2 (20.00%) Embedded C
2 2 (20.00%) PowerShell
2 2 (20.00%) VBA
Qualifications
1 9 (90.00%) Degree
2 2 (20.00%) Computer Science Degree
2 2 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (40.00%) IEC 62304
1 4 (40.00%) ISO 13485
1 4 (40.00%) QA
2 2 (20.00%) ISO 9001
2 2 (20.00%) MISRA
2 2 (20.00%) MISRA C
System Software
1 3 (30.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 4 (40.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (20.00%) Cisco
2 2 (20.00%) MobileIron