The table below looks at the statistics for GMP skills in IT jobs advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited GMP over the 3 months to 23 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
23 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP)
Rank 264 238 250
Rank change year-on-year
-26 +12
Permanent jobs citing GMP 1 1 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.013% 0.015% 0.042%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.13% 0.21% 0.48%
Number of salaries quoted 0 1 3
Average salary - £19,000 £52,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -63.80%
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £34,500 £43,750
% change year-on-year
-5.79% -21.14%
GMP
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Quality Assurance & Compliance category in permanent jobs advertised in the North West region.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
North West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
741 468 623
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 9.85% 6.99% 8.77%
Number of salaries quoted 615 353 535
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +14.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £24,500 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £52,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-1.23% +1.25%

GMP
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing GMP across the North West region as a proportion of the total demand within the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

GMP Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

GMP
Salary Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing GMP across the North West region.

GMP Salary Trend in the North West

GMP
Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing GMP within the North West region over the 3 months to 23 October 2014. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cheshire - 1 - - 1
GMP
England

GMP
Top 27 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 23 October 2014, IT jobs across the North West region citing GMP also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited GMP.

1 4 (100.00%) QA
2 3 (75.00%) Document Management
3 2 (50.00%) Validation
3 2 (50.00%) Data Protection
3 2 (50.00%) Degree
3 2 (50.00%) Biotechnology
3 2 (50.00%) Windows
3 2 (50.00%) MS Exchange
3 2 (50.00%) Citrix
3 2 (50.00%) Site Server
3 2 (50.00%) Pharmaceutical
3 2 (50.00%) GLP
4 1 (25.00%) GAP Analysis
4 1 (25.00%) Manufacturing
4 1 (25.00%) Active Directory
4 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (25.00%) Cognizant
4 1 (25.00%) Sage
4 1 (25.00%) 21 CFR Part 11
4 1 (25.00%) GAMP
4 1 (25.00%) MCSE
4 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (25.00%) Windows 7
4 1 (25.00%) Varnish
4 1 (25.00%) Sage 200
4 1 (25.00%) Risk Assessment
4 1 (25.00%) MCITP

GMP
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 23 October 2014, IT jobs across the North West region citing GMP also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited GMP. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (50.00%) MS Exchange
1 2 (50.00%) Site Server
Business Applications
1 1 (25.00%) Sage 200
General
1 2 (50.00%) Pharmaceutical
2 1 (25.00%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) IT Administrator
1 2 (50.00%) Administrator
2 1 (25.00%) Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Support Specialist
2 1 (25.00%) Validation Specialist
Miscellaneous
1 2 (50.00%) Biotechnology
Operating Systems
1 2 (50.00%) Windows
2 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (25.00%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) Document Management
2 2 (50.00%) Validation
2 2 (50.00%) Data Protection
3 1 (25.00%) GAP Analysis
3 1 (25.00%) Risk Assessment
Qualifications
1 2 (50.00%) Degree
2 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (25.00%) MCSE
2 1 (25.00%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (100.00%) QA
2 2 (50.00%) GLP
3 1 (25.00%) 21 CFR Part 11
3 1 (25.00%) GAMP
System Software
1 1 (25.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (25.00%) Varnish
Vendors
1 2 (50.00%) Citrix
2 1 (25.00%) Cognizant
2 1 (25.00%) Sage