The first 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 25 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all terms in our General category for the North West region.

Location
3 months to
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Pharmaceutical (Pharma)
Rank 194 202 197
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -5
Permanent jobs citing Pharmaceutical 51 43 44
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.72% 0.59% 0.59%
As % of the General category 1.78% 1.54% 1.70%
Number of salaries quoted 33 29 37
Average salary £37,500 £33,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+13.63% -12.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £23,980 £28,700
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £71,500 £66,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
- +5.88%
General Category
North West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
General category
2861 2787 2594
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 40.20% 38.40% 34.67%
Number of salaries quoted 2188 2265 2187
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £64,000
UK excluding London average salary £44,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+3.52% -
Pharmaceutical
England

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 25 July 2014.

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 25 July 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 +18 38 £37,500 +7.14% 4
Manchester -9 12 £45,000 +50.00% 3
Pharmaceutical
England

Pharmaceutical
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, 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 44 (39.29%) SQL
2 40 (35.71%) .NET
2 40 (35.71%) SQL Server
3 39 (34.82%) Automotive
4 28 (25.00%) MS Excel
5 27 (24.11%) T-SQL
6 26 (23.21%) Microsoft
7 24 (21.43%) VB.NET
8 23 (20.54%) Agile Software Development
9 21 (18.75%) Retail
10 19 (16.96%) Marketing
11 18 (16.07%) Degree
11 18 (16.07%) ASP.NET
12 17 (15.18%) Visualisation
13 16 (14.29%) Data Analysis
13 16 (14.29%) Advertising
13 16 (14.29%) HTML
13 16 (14.29%) Mobile App
14 15 (13.39%) Relational Database
15 14 (12.50%) C#
15 14 (12.50%) MS Office
15 14 (12.50%) cXML
15 14 (12.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 14 (12.50%) Team Foundation Server
16 13 (11.61%) Data Warehouse
16 13 (11.61%) Finance
17 12 (10.71%) VBA
18 10 (8.93%) Oracle
19 9 (8.04%) Display Advertising
19 9 (8.04%) Social Media

Pharmaceutical
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, 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 5 (4.46%) SAS
2 4 (3.57%) SharePoint
3 3 (2.68%) Lync
4 2 (1.79%) MS Exchange
4 2 (1.79%) IIS
4 2 (1.79%) WebSphere
5 1 (0.89%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (0.89%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (0.89%) Apache
5 1 (0.89%) Documentum
5 1 (0.89%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (0.89%) WebLogic
Applications
1 28 (25.00%) MS Excel
2 14 (12.50%) MS Office
3 3 (2.68%) Photoshop
3 3 (2.68%) Adobe Illustrator
3 3 (2.68%) MS PowerPoint
3 3 (2.68%) Adobe Captivate
4 2 (1.79%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 2 (1.79%) SAP MDM
1 2 (1.79%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (0.89%) SalesLogix
2 1 (0.89%) Line 500
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.79%) Office 365
2 1 (0.89%) Route 53
2 1 (0.89%) Amazon ELB
2 1 (0.89%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.89%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (0.89%) Amazon S3
2 1 (0.89%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.89%) SaaS
2 1 (0.89%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (7.14%) VPN
2 5 (4.46%) LAN
3 4 (3.57%) WAN
4 3 (2.68%) Firewall
4 3 (2.68%) Broadband
5 2 (1.79%) DNS
5 2 (1.79%) Intranet
5 2 (1.79%) Internet
6 1 (0.89%) Reverse Proxy
6 1 (0.89%) Network Security
6 1 (0.89%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (35.71%) SQL Server
2 15 (13.39%) Relational Database
3 14 (12.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 13 (11.61%) Data Warehouse
5 6 (5.36%) MySQL
6 2 (1.79%) Oracle Database
6 2 (1.79%) Spotfire
6 2 (1.79%) BusinessObjects
6 2 (1.79%) PowerCenter
6 2 (1.79%) Hadoop
6 2 (1.79%) Apache Hive
6 2 (1.79%) Big Data
7 1 (0.89%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 1 (0.89%) Amazon RDS
7 1 (0.89%) Oracle Database 12c
7 1 (0.89%) MongoDB
7 1 (0.89%) NoSQL
7 1 (0.89%) SAP BW
7 1 (0.89%) SQL Server 2000
7 1 (0.89%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 14 (12.50%) Team Foundation Server
2 7 (6.25%) Visual Studio
3 3 (2.68%) JIRA
3 3 (2.68%) Oracle APEX
4 1 (0.89%) Selenium
4 1 (0.89%) Bugzilla
4 1 (0.89%) JUnit
General
1 39 (34.82%) Automotive
2 21 (18.75%) Retail
3 19 (16.96%) Marketing
4 16 (14.29%) Advertising
5 13 (11.61%) Finance
6 3 (2.68%) Manufacturing
7 2 (1.79%) Banking
8 1 (0.89%) Telecoms
8 1 (0.89%) Games
8 1 (0.89%) Military
8 1 (0.89%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 38 (33.93%) Developer
2 32 (28.57%) Analyst
3 15 (13.39%) Business Analyst
4 14 (12.50%) .NET Developer
4 14 (12.50%) SQL Developer
4 14 (12.50%) VB.NET Developer
4 14 (12.50%) VB.NET/ASP.NET Developer
5 10 (8.93%) Developer Analyst
6 9 (8.04%) Digital Account Director
6 9 (8.04%) Account Director
7 8 (7.14%) Software Developer
7 8 (7.14%) Software Engineer
8 7 (6.25%) Account Manager
8 7 (6.25%) Digital Account Manager
9 5 (4.46%) Systems Manager
9 5 (4.46%) Data Analyst
9 5 (4.46%) Administrator
9 5 (4.46%) Business Systems Manager
9 5 (4.46%) Business Manager
10 4 (3.57%) DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (35.71%) .NET
2 18 (16.07%) ASP.NET
3 16 (14.29%) HTML
4 14 (12.50%) cXML
5 4 (3.57%) Ajax
5 4 (3.57%) jQuery
5 4 (3.57%) CSS
5 4 (3.57%) XML
6 3 (2.68%) WinForms
7 2 (1.79%) MapReduce
7 2 (1.79%) Middleware
8 1 (0.89%) LAMP
8 1 (0.89%) EDI
8 1 (0.89%) WebSphere MQ
8 1 (0.89%) Web Services
8 1 (0.89%) J2EE
8 1 (0.89%) Oracle Fusion
8 1 (0.89%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 17 (15.18%) Visualisation
2 16 (14.29%) Mobile App
3 9 (8.04%) Social Media
4 4 (3.57%) Informatics
5 3 (2.68%) EPoS
5 3 (2.68%) Digital Media
6 2 (1.79%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (1.79%) Life Science
6 2 (1.79%) NHS
6 2 (1.79%) LIMS
6 2 (1.79%) Statistics
6 2 (1.79%) Taxonomies
6 2 (1.79%) Mathematics
6 2 (1.79%) Biotechnology
7 1 (0.89%) Computer Science
7 1 (0.89%) HACMP
7 1 (0.89%) Video Conferencing
7 1 (0.89%) DataPower
7 1 (0.89%) HP Superdome
7 1 (0.89%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 9 (8.04%) Windows
2 4 (3.57%) UNIX
2 4 (3.57%) Windows Server 2012
3 3 (2.68%) Windows 8
3 3 (2.68%) Linux
3 3 (2.68%) Windows XP
4 2 (1.79%) Windows CE
5 1 (0.89%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (0.89%) Tru64
5 1 (0.89%) Embedded Linux
5 1 (0.89%) Android
5 1 (0.89%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (0.89%) Windows 2000 Server
5 1 (0.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (0.89%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.89%) Mac OS X
5 1 (0.89%) AIX
5 1 (0.89%) HPUX
5 1 (0.89%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (20.54%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (14.29%) Data Analysis
3 9 (8.04%) Display Advertising
4 8 (7.14%) Project Management
5 7 (6.25%) Business Intelligence
5 7 (6.25%) Business Development
5 7 (6.25%) Root Cause Analysis
6 6 (5.36%) Project Planning
6 6 (5.36%) Software Engineering
6 6 (5.36%) Strategic Planning
6 6 (5.36%) Scrum
6 6 (5.36%) ITIL
6 6 (5.36%) PRINCE2
6 6 (5.36%) ERP
7 5 (4.46%) Service Delivery
7 5 (4.46%) Operations Management
7 5 (4.46%) Change Control
8 4 (3.57%) Analytics
8 4 (3.57%) Business Analysis
8 4 (3.57%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 44 (39.29%) SQL
2 27 (24.11%) T-SQL
3 24 (21.43%) VB.NET
4 14 (12.50%) C#
5 12 (10.71%) VBA
6 5 (4.46%) Java
7 4 (3.57%) PL/SQL
8 3 (2.68%) C
8 3 (2.68%) C++
9 2 (1.79%) JavaScript
9 2 (1.79%) Perl
9 2 (1.79%) Python
10 1 (0.89%) Embedded C
10 1 (0.89%) Ruby
10 1 (0.89%) PHP
Qualifications
1 18 (16.07%) Degree
2 3 (2.68%) ISTQB
3 2 (1.79%) ISEB
3 2 (1.79%) Security Cleared
3 2 (1.79%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (0.89%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 1 (0.89%) PMP
4 1 (0.89%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.79%) Data Quality
2 1 (0.89%) 21 CFR Part 11
2 1 (0.89%) GAMP
2 1 (0.89%) GMP
2 1 (0.89%) QA
System Software
1 3 (2.68%) Active Directory
1 3 (2.68%) Terminal Services
2 1 (0.89%) Hyper-V
2 1 (0.89%) Veritas Cluster Server
2 1 (0.89%) vSphere
2 1 (0.89%) PowerHA
Systems Management
1 1 (0.89%) Tivoli Storage Manager
1 1 (0.89%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (0.89%) Puppet
1 1 (0.89%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 26 (23.21%) Microsoft
2 10 (8.93%) Oracle
3 6 (5.36%) HP
4 4 (3.57%) SAP
4 4 (3.57%) IBM
5 3 (2.68%) Adobe
5 3 (2.68%) Informatica
5 3 (2.68%) Dell
6 2 (1.79%) Business Objects
6 2 (1.79%) NetApp
6 2 (1.79%) Hyperion
6 2 (1.79%) Symantec
6 2 (1.79%) VMware
6 2 (1.79%) ION Trading
7 1 (0.89%) Axway
7 1 (0.89%) Polycom
7 1 (0.89%) Sun
7 1 (0.89%) Red Hat
7 1 (0.89%) Sage
7 1 (0.89%) Salesforce.com
Leyland, Lancashire
Newton Blue
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + car allowance and benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
The Placement Group
Salary: Top rates paid + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Lancashire
The Placement Group
Salary: Top rates of pay
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
The Placement Group
Salary: Top rates paid + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
North West
Montash
Salary: £45000 - £65000 per annum + Excellent Package
Posted: 3 days ago
Cheshire
AstraZeneca
Posted: 10 days ago
Liverpool
Huxley Associates
Salary: £50000 - £51000 per annum + Benifits
Posted: 17 days ago
Lancashire
The Placement Group
Salary: Top rates of pay
Posted: 27 days ago