The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Pharmaceutical in IT jobs advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Pharmaceutical over the 3 months to 1 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Pharmaceutical (Pharma)
Rank 209 186 155
Rank change year-on-year
-23 -31
Permanent jobs citing Pharmaceutical 35 63 101
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.55% 0.90% 1.36%
As % of the General category 1.40% 2.39% 3.79%
Number of salaries quoted 21 38 68
Average salary £35,000 £36,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.77% -10.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £30,000 £29,550
10% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £42,500 £76,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £41,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+8.43% -7.77%
Pharmaceutical
England

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

General Category
North West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
General category
2507 2640 2667
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 39.17% 37.60% 35.92%
Number of salaries quoted 1878 1970 2110
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £65,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £43,000 £41,500
% change year-on-year
+4.65% +3.61%

Pharmaceutical
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Pharmaceutical across the North West region as a proportion of the total demand within the General category.

Pharmaceutical Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Pharmaceutical
Salary Trend in the North West

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

Pharmaceutical Salary Trend in the North West

Pharmaceutical
Salary Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Pharmaceutical across the North West region over the 3 months to 1 May 2015.

Pharmaceutical Salary Histogram in the North West

Pharmaceutical
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 Pharmaceutical within the North West region over the 3 months to 1 May 2015. 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 -13 27 £37,500 +4.16% 16
Manchester -3 8 £35,000 -9.67% 4
Pharmaceutical
England

Pharmaceutical
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 1 May 2015, IT jobs across the North West region citing Pharmaceutical 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 Pharmaceutical.

1 23 (30.67%) Analytical Skills
2 19 (25.33%) Project Management
3 18 (24.00%) SQL
4 16 (21.33%) Microsoft
5 15 (20.00%) Degree
5 15 (20.00%) Mathematics
6 13 (17.33%) ERP
7 12 (16.00%) HTML
7 12 (16.00%) CSS
7 12 (16.00%) User Experience
8 11 (14.67%) C#
8 11 (14.67%) JavaScript
8 11 (14.67%) SQL Server
9 10 (13.33%) .NET
9 10 (13.33%) MS Excel
9 10 (13.33%) Finance
9 10 (13.33%) Statistics
10 9 (12.00%) MS PowerPoint
10 9 (12.00%) Computer Science
10 9 (12.00%) Life Science
10 9 (12.00%) Manufacturing
10 9 (12.00%) MBA
10 9 (12.00%) Subversion
10 9 (12.00%) T-SQL
11 8 (10.67%) Adobe
11 8 (10.67%) GAP Analysis
11 8 (10.67%) HTML5
11 8 (10.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 8 (10.67%) Resource Management
11 8 (10.67%) Adobe Creative Suite

Pharmaceutical
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 2015, IT jobs across the North West region citing Pharmaceutical 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 Pharmaceutical. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (1.33%) WordPress
1 1 (1.33%) SharePoint
Applications
1 10 (13.33%) MS Excel
2 9 (12.00%) MS PowerPoint
3 8 (10.67%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 3 (4.00%) OmniGraffle
4 3 (4.00%) Adobe Illustrator
4 3 (4.00%) Photoshop
5 2 (2.67%) InDesign
6 1 (1.33%) Adobe Premiere
Business Applications
1 2 (2.67%) SAP FI
1 2 (2.67%) SAP CO
1 2 (2.67%) SAP FI/CO
2 1 (1.33%) SAP QM
2 1 (1.33%) SAP MM
2 1 (1.33%) SAP WM
Cloud Services
1 5 (6.67%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.33%) GitHub
2 1 (1.33%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 3 (4.00%) TCP/IP
1 3 (4.00%) LAN
1 3 (4.00%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (14.67%) SQL Server
2 8 (10.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 7 (9.33%) SQL Server 2012
3 7 (9.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 7 (9.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 5 (6.67%) Relational Database
5 4 (5.33%) Data Warehouse
5 4 (5.33%) Big Data
6 2 (2.67%) MySQL
6 2 (2.67%) QlikView
7 1 (1.33%) Spotfire
7 1 (1.33%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 9 (12.00%) Subversion
2 6 (8.00%) Axure RP
3 3 (4.00%) Maven
4 2 (2.67%) Dreamweaver
4 2 (2.67%) NUnit
General
1 10 (13.33%) Finance
2 9 (12.00%) Manufacturing
3 6 (8.00%) Retail
3 6 (8.00%) Marketing
4 2 (2.67%) Games
5 1 (1.33%) Law
5 1 (1.33%) Legal
Job Titles
1 15 (20.00%) Developer
2 9 (12.00%) Architect
3 8 (10.67%) Project Manager
3 8 (10.67%) Administrator
4 7 (9.33%) Software Developer
4 7 (9.33%) Systems Administrator
4 7 (9.33%) IT Administrator
5 6 (8.00%) User Experience Architect
6 5 (6.67%) Software Manager
6 5 (6.67%) Planning Manager
6 5 (6.67%) Software Development Manager
6 5 (6.67%) Analyst
6 5 (6.67%) Development Manager
7 4 (5.33%) C# Developer
8 3 (4.00%) IT Support
8 3 (4.00%) IT Support Engineer
8 3 (4.00%) Consultant
8 3 (4.00%) Support Engineer
8 3 (4.00%) Junior
8 3 (4.00%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (16.00%) HTML
1 12 (16.00%) CSS
2 10 (13.33%) .NET
3 8 (10.67%) HTML5
4 6 (8.00%) XML
5 5 (6.67%) PhoneGap
6 4 (5.33%) SOAP
6 4 (5.33%) ASP.NET
6 4 (5.33%) ASP.NET MVC
6 4 (5.33%) jQuery
6 4 (5.33%) Ajax
6 4 (5.33%) REST
7 3 (4.00%) RabbitMQ
7 3 (4.00%) Sass
7 3 (4.00%) LESS
7 3 (4.00%) ActiveMQ
7 3 (4.00%) JSON
7 3 (4.00%) WPF
7 3 (4.00%) Spring
7 3 (4.00%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 23 (30.67%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (20.00%) Mathematics
3 12 (16.00%) User Experience
4 10 (13.33%) Statistics
5 9 (12.00%) Computer Science
5 9 (12.00%) Life Science
6 6 (8.00%) Taxonomies
6 6 (8.00%) Smartphone
7 3 (4.00%) Psychology
7 3 (4.00%) Fat Client
7 3 (4.00%) EPoS
7 3 (4.00%) Thin Client
7 3 (4.00%) PMI
8 2 (2.67%) NHS
8 2 (2.67%) LIMS
8 2 (2.67%) Blog
8 2 (2.67%) Biotechnology
8 2 (2.67%) Informatics
9 1 (1.33%) Mobile App
9 1 (1.33%) Chemistry
Operating Systems
1 6 (8.00%) Windows
2 4 (5.33%) UNIX
3 3 (4.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 3 (4.00%) Windows 7
3 3 (4.00%) Windows XP
3 3 (4.00%) Linux
4 1 (1.33%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (25.33%) Project Management
2 13 (17.33%) ERP
3 8 (10.67%) GAP Analysis
3 8 (10.67%) Resource Management
4 7 (9.33%) User Stories
4 7 (9.33%) Data Analysis
5 6 (8.00%) PRINCE2
5 6 (8.00%) Agile Software Development
6 5 (6.67%) Continuous Improvement
6 5 (6.67%) Analytics
6 5 (6.67%) Operations Research
6 5 (6.67%) MVC
6 5 (6.67%) ITIL
7 4 (5.33%) OO
7 4 (5.33%) Business Intelligence
7 4 (5.33%) Risk Management
7 4 (5.33%) Software Engineering
8 3 (4.00%) Continuous Integration
8 3 (4.00%) Change Control
8 3 (4.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 18 (24.00%) SQL
2 11 (14.67%) C#
2 11 (14.67%) JavaScript
3 9 (12.00%) T-SQL
4 6 (8.00%) Objective-C
4 6 (8.00%) Apple Swift
5 4 (5.33%) Java
6 3 (4.00%) PowerShell
6 3 (4.00%) C++
6 3 (4.00%) C
7 2 (2.67%) PHP
7 2 (2.67%) R
8 1 (1.33%) PHP5
8 1 (1.33%) PL/SQL
8 1 (1.33%) Perl
8 1 (1.33%) ABAP
8 1 (1.33%) Python
Qualifications
1 15 (20.00%) Degree
2 9 (12.00%) MBA
3 3 (4.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 3 (4.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (4.00%) PhD
3 3 (4.00%) PMI Certification
3 3 (4.00%) MCSE
3 3 (4.00%) MCSA
3 3 (4.00%) HND
4 2 (2.67%) ISEB
4 2 (2.67%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 2 (2.67%) ISTQB
4 2 (2.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.00%) GxP
2 2 (2.67%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (1.33%) 21 CFR Part 11
3 1 (1.33%) GMP
System Software
1 3 (4.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 16 (21.33%) Microsoft
2 8 (10.67%) Adobe
3 7 (9.33%) Epicor
4 6 (8.00%) SAP
5 5 (6.67%) Xamarin
5 5 (6.67%) Telerik
6 3 (4.00%) Oracle
7 1 (1.33%) ServiceNow
7 1 (1.33%) Tableau
7 1 (1.33%) Teradata
7 1 (1.33%) Ariba
7 1 (1.33%) Cognizant
7 1 (1.33%) Business Objects
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