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 30 June 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Pharmaceutical (Pharma)
Rank 189 178 184
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +6
Permanent jobs citing Pharmaceutical 50 71 67
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.78% 1.01% 0.89%
As % of the General category 2.01% 2.52% 2.38%
Number of salaries quoted 26 52 43
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £36,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.44%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,250 £30,000 £25,250
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £67,250 £73,750
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500
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
2482 2817 2819
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 38.58% 39.95% 37.59%
Number of salaries quoted 1940 2150 2268
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £26,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+2.27% +3.52%

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 30 June 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 30 June 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 -26 34 £40,000 +11.11% 15
Manchester 0 13 £34,500 -23.33% 7
Lancashire - 2 £40,750 -
Pharmaceutical
England

Pharmaceutical
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 30 June 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 27 (32.53%) Degree
2 24 (28.92%) Analytical Skills
3 18 (21.69%) Finance
4 17 (20.48%) Mathematics
5 16 (19.28%) Computer Science
6 15 (18.07%) Manufacturing
6 15 (18.07%) Microsoft
7 14 (16.87%) Project Management
8 12 (14.46%) Windows
8 12 (14.46%) Statistics
9 11 (13.25%) ERP
10 10 (12.05%) MS Excel
10 10 (12.05%) Retail
11 9 (10.84%) CSS
11 9 (10.84%) XML
11 9 (10.84%) HTML
11 9 (10.84%) MS PowerPoint
11 9 (10.84%) Data Analysis
11 9 (10.84%) User Experience
12 8 (9.64%) Life Science
12 8 (9.64%) Active Directory
12 8 (9.64%) LAN
12 8 (9.64%) MBA
12 8 (9.64%) Stakeholder Management
12 8 (9.64%) Agile Software Development
13 7 (8.43%) TDD
13 7 (8.43%) ActiveMQ
13 7 (8.43%) WAN
13 7 (8.43%) Windows XP
13 7 (8.43%) Adobe

Pharmaceutical
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 30 June 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 (1.20%) WordPress
Applications
1 10 (12.05%) MS Excel
2 9 (10.84%) MS PowerPoint
3 7 (8.43%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 4 (4.82%) OmniGraffle
5 1 (1.20%) Adobe Illustrator
5 1 (1.20%) Adobe Premiere
5 1 (1.20%) Photoshop
5 1 (1.20%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.20%) SAP FI
1 1 (1.20%) SAP FI/CO
1 1 (1.20%) SAP CO
1 1 (1.20%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.61%) GitHub
2 2 (2.41%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.20%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 8 (9.64%) LAN
2 7 (8.43%) WAN
2 7 (8.43%) TCP/IP
3 2 (2.41%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (8.43%) Data Warehouse
2 5 (6.02%) Relational Database
3 4 (4.82%) SQL Server
4 2 (2.41%) MySQL
4 2 (2.41%) BusinessObjects
5 1 (1.20%) SQLPlus
5 1 (1.20%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (1.20%) QlikView
5 1 (1.20%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (1.20%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 7 (8.43%) Axure RP
2 5 (6.02%) Maven
3 4 (4.82%) Subversion
4 3 (3.61%) Selenium
4 3 (3.61%) WebDriver
5 2 (2.41%) Git (software)
5 2 (2.41%) Dreamweaver
5 2 (2.41%) HP UFT
5 2 (2.41%) SoapUI
6 1 (1.20%) SpecFlow
6 1 (1.20%) Jenkins
6 1 (1.20%) Ranorex
6 1 (1.20%) Visual Studio
General
1 18 (21.69%) Finance
2 15 (18.07%) Manufacturing
3 10 (12.05%) Retail
4 6 (7.23%) Marketing
5 2 (2.41%) Games
6 1 (1.20%) Banking
Job Titles
1 10 (12.05%) Architect
1 10 (12.05%) Administrator
2 9 (10.84%) Systems Administrator
2 9 (10.84%) IT Administrator
3 8 (9.64%) Support Engineer
3 8 (9.64%) Developer
4 7 (8.43%) Analyst
4 7 (8.43%) Project Manager
4 7 (8.43%) IT Support Engineer
4 7 (8.43%) IT Support
5 6 (7.23%) User Experience Architect
6 5 (6.02%) Planning Manager
6 5 (6.02%) Tester
6 5 (6.02%) Software Engineer
7 3 (3.61%) Junior
7 3 (3.61%) Solutions Architect
7 3 (3.61%) Test Analyst
7 3 (3.61%) Software Tester
8 2 (2.41%) Systems Manager
8 2 (2.41%) C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (10.84%) HTML
1 9 (10.84%) XML
1 9 (10.84%) CSS
2 7 (8.43%) SOAP
2 7 (8.43%) ActiveMQ
3 6 (7.23%) REST
4 5 (6.02%) JSON
4 5 (6.02%) RabbitMQ
4 5 (6.02%) Spring
4 5 (6.02%) Hibernate
4 5 (6.02%) Servlets
4 5 (6.02%) JMS
4 5 (6.02%) WSDL
5 4 (4.82%) .NET
5 4 (4.82%) Sass
5 4 (4.82%) LESS
5 4 (4.82%) HTML5
6 2 (2.41%) ASP.NET Web API
6 2 (2.41%) SignalR
6 2 (2.41%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 24 (28.92%) Analytical Skills
2 17 (20.48%) Mathematics
3 16 (19.28%) Computer Science
4 12 (14.46%) Statistics
5 9 (10.84%) User Experience
6 8 (9.64%) Life Science
7 7 (8.43%) Fat Client
7 7 (8.43%) Taxonomies
7 7 (8.43%) EPoS
7 7 (8.43%) Thin Client
7 7 (8.43%) Smartphone
8 4 (4.82%) SCADA
9 3 (3.61%) Biotechnology
9 3 (3.61%) Psychology
10 2 (2.41%) Social Media
10 2 (2.41%) NHS
10 2 (2.41%) Data Centre
11 1 (1.20%) Algorithms
11 1 (1.20%) W3C
11 1 (1.20%) LIMS
Operating Systems
1 12 (14.46%) Windows
2 7 (8.43%) Windows XP
2 7 (8.43%) Windows 7
2 7 (8.43%) Windows Server 2012
3 5 (6.02%) UNIX
3 5 (6.02%) Linux
4 1 (1.20%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (16.87%) Project Management
2 11 (13.25%) ERP
3 9 (10.84%) Data Analysis
4 8 (9.64%) Agile Software Development
4 8 (9.64%) Stakeholder Management
5 7 (8.43%) ITIL
5 7 (8.43%) Business Intelligence
5 7 (8.43%) TDD
5 7 (8.43%) Continuous Integration
5 7 (8.43%) Continuous Improvement
6 6 (7.23%) OO
7 5 (6.02%) OOD
7 5 (6.02%) Automated Testing
7 5 (6.02%) Software Engineering
7 5 (6.02%) Operations Research
7 5 (6.02%) Business Development
7 5 (6.02%) Resource Management
7 5 (6.02%) Mentoring
8 4 (4.82%) Stakeholder Engagement
8 4 (4.82%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 7 (8.43%) Java
1 7 (8.43%) SQL
1 7 (8.43%) PowerShell
2 6 (7.23%) JavaScript
2 6 (7.23%) C#
3 5 (6.02%) C++
3 5 (6.02%) C
4 2 (2.41%) R
4 2 (2.41%) Apple Swift
4 2 (2.41%) PHP
4 2 (2.41%) T-SQL
4 2 (2.41%) Objective-C
5 1 (1.20%) PHP5
Qualifications
1 27 (32.53%) Degree
2 8 (9.64%) MBA
3 7 (8.43%) Microsoft Certification
3 7 (8.43%) HND
3 7 (8.43%) MCSE
3 7 (8.43%) MCSA
3 7 (8.43%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 5 (6.02%) ISEB
5 3 (3.61%) ISTQB
5 3 (3.61%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 2 (2.41%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (7.23%) QA
2 4 (4.82%) GAMP
2 4 (4.82%) GMP
3 1 (1.20%) GxP
3 1 (1.20%) 21 CFR Part 11
System Software
1 8 (9.64%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (2.41%) Business Desktop Deployment
2 1 (1.20%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 15 (18.07%) Microsoft
2 7 (8.43%) Adobe
3 6 (7.23%) SAP
4 3 (3.61%) Wonderware
4 3 (3.61%) Oracle
4 3 (3.61%) Cognizant
5 2 (2.41%) Business Objects
5 2 (2.41%) HP
5 2 (2.41%) Xamarin
5 2 (2.41%) Telerik
6 1 (1.20%) ServiceNow
6 1 (1.20%) Ariba
6 1 (1.20%) Teradata
6 1 (1.20%) ION Trading
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