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 4 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Pharmaceutical (Pharma)
Rank 198 214 212
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -2
Permanent jobs citing Pharmaceutical 57 34 26
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.85% 0.46% 0.38%
As % of the General category 2.26% 1.12% 1.01%
Number of salaries quoted 13 22 20
Average salary £40,000 £45,000 £30,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-11.11% +47.54%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,100 £32,500 £23,980
10% offered a salary of more than £57,000 £74,250 £58,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
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
2526 3032 2572
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 37.57% 41.15% 37.89%
Number of salaries quoted 1962 2381 2113
Average salary £41,500 £41,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.21% +2.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,500 £27,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
- +5.88%

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 4 September 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 4 September 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
Manchester +23 34 £34,500 -18.82% 3
Cheshire -5 19 £50,000 -23.07% 16
Lancashire - 4 £40,250 -
Pharmaceutical
England

Pharmaceutical
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 33 (34.38%) Finance
2 27 (28.13%) Retail
2 27 (28.13%) Degree
3 23 (23.96%) Windows
4 22 (22.92%) Microsoft
4 22 (22.92%) Line Management
4 22 (22.92%) Data Centre
5 20 (20.83%) Analytical Skills
5 20 (20.83%) Active Directory
6 17 (17.71%) Microsoft Certification
6 17 (17.71%) MCSE
7 15 (15.63%) Stakeholder Management
8 13 (13.54%) Law
8 13 (13.54%) Computer Science
9 12 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
9 12 (12.50%) Project Management
10 11 (11.46%) Manufacturing
10 11 (11.46%) Mathematics
10 11 (11.46%) Statistics
11 10 (10.42%) MCITP
11 10 (10.42%) Data Analysis
11 10 (10.42%) Agile Software Development
11 10 (10.42%) VMware Infrastructure
11 10 (10.42%) Capacity Planning
11 10 (10.42%) VMware
11 10 (10.42%) Citrix
12 9 (9.38%) MS Excel
12 9 (9.38%) MS PowerPoint
13 8 (8.33%) Windows Server 2012
13 8 (8.33%) Windows 7

Pharmaceutical
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 (1.04%) SAS
1 1 (1.04%) CMS
Applications
1 9 (9.38%) MS Excel
1 9 (9.38%) MS PowerPoint
2 7 (7.29%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 4 (4.17%) OmniGraffle
4 1 (1.04%) Stata
4 1 (1.04%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.04%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.08%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 8 (8.33%) LAN
2 7 (7.29%) WAN
2 7 (7.29%) TCP/IP
3 5 (5.21%) DNS
3 5 (5.21%) SAN
3 5 (5.21%) NAS
4 3 (3.13%) SMS
5 1 (1.04%) DSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (4.17%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (3.13%) SQL Server
2 3 (3.13%) Relational Database
3 2 (2.08%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (1.04%) SQLPlus
4 1 (1.04%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (1.04%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 7 (7.29%) Axure RP
2 3 (3.13%) Selenium
2 3 (3.13%) WebDriver
3 2 (2.08%) Git (software)
3 2 (2.08%) SoapUI
3 2 (2.08%) HP UFT
3 2 (2.08%) Maven
4 1 (1.04%) Visual Studio
4 1 (1.04%) MSI
4 1 (1.04%) SpecFlow
4 1 (1.04%) Jenkins
4 1 (1.04%) Ranorex
General
1 33 (34.38%) Finance
2 27 (28.13%) Retail
3 13 (13.54%) Law
4 11 (11.46%) Manufacturing
5 4 (4.17%) Marketing
6 1 (1.04%) Games
6 1 (1.04%) Banking
Job Titles
1 15 (15.63%) Consultant
2 12 (12.50%) Architect
3 11 (11.46%) Project Manager
4 10 (10.42%) 3rd Line Support
4 10 (10.42%) Wintel Support
4 10 (10.42%) Wintel Consultant
5 9 (9.38%) IT Administrator
5 9 (9.38%) Administrator
5 9 (9.38%) Systems Administrator
6 8 (8.33%) Support Engineer
7 7 (7.29%) IT Support Engineer
7 7 (7.29%) IT Support
8 6 (6.25%) User Experience Architect
8 6 (6.25%) Developer
9 5 (5.21%) Analyst
9 5 (5.21%) Tester
9 5 (5.21%) Solutions Architect
9 5 (5.21%) Support Consultant
9 5 (5.21%) VMware Consultant
10 4 (4.17%) Product Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (5.21%) HTML
1 5 (5.21%) XML
1 5 (5.21%) CSS
2 4 (4.17%) ActiveMQ
2 4 (4.17%) Sass
2 4 (4.17%) LESS
3 3 (3.13%) Reactive Extensions
3 3 (3.13%) SOAP
3 3 (3.13%) .NET
4 2 (2.08%) MFC
4 2 (2.08%) ASP.NET
4 2 (2.08%) JMS
4 2 (2.08%) WSDL
4 2 (2.08%) Hibernate
4 2 (2.08%) Servlets
4 2 (2.08%) Spring
4 2 (2.08%) .NET Framework
4 2 (2.08%) JSON
4 2 (2.08%) ASP.NET Web API
4 2 (2.08%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 22 (22.92%) Data Centre
2 20 (20.83%) Analytical Skills
3 13 (13.54%) Computer Science
4 11 (11.46%) Statistics
4 11 (11.46%) Mathematics
5 7 (7.29%) Taxonomies
5 7 (7.29%) EPoS
5 7 (7.29%) Thin Client
5 7 (7.29%) Smartphone
5 7 (7.29%) User Experience
5 7 (7.29%) Fat Client
6 6 (6.25%) Life Science
7 5 (5.21%) SCADA
7 5 (5.21%) Management Information System
7 5 (5.21%) Clustering
8 4 (4.17%) NHS
9 3 (3.13%) Biotechnology
10 2 (2.08%) FMCG
10 2 (2.08%) Social Media
11 1 (1.04%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 23 (23.96%) Windows
2 12 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
3 8 (8.33%) Windows 7
3 8 (8.33%) Windows Server 2012
4 7 (7.29%) Windows XP
5 5 (5.21%) Windows Server 2003
5 5 (5.21%) Windows 2000 Server
6 2 (2.08%) Linux
6 2 (2.08%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (22.92%) Line Management
2 15 (15.63%) Stakeholder Management
3 12 (12.50%) Project Management
4 10 (10.42%) Agile Software Development
4 10 (10.42%) Data Analysis
4 10 (10.42%) Capacity Planning
5 8 (8.33%) Mentoring
5 8 (8.33%) Validation
6 7 (7.29%) ITIL
6 7 (7.29%) ERP
6 7 (7.29%) Matrix Management
6 7 (7.29%) Use Case
7 6 (6.25%) Information Management
8 5 (5.21%) Continuous Improvement
8 5 (5.21%) SDLC
8 5 (5.21%) Business Intelligence
8 5 (5.21%) Business Analysis
9 4 (4.17%) Software Testing
9 4 (4.17%) TOGAF
9 4 (4.17%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 7 (7.29%) C#
1 7 (7.29%) PowerShell
2 5 (5.21%) Java
3 4 (4.17%) SQL
4 3 (3.13%) VBA
4 3 (3.13%) R
5 2 (2.08%) C
5 2 (2.08%) C++
6 1 (1.04%) Delphi
6 1 (1.04%) JavaScript
6 1 (1.04%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 27 (28.13%) Degree
2 17 (17.71%) MCSE
2 17 (17.71%) Microsoft Certification
3 10 (10.42%) MCITP
4 7 (7.29%) MCSA
4 7 (7.29%) HND
4 7 (7.29%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 5 (5.21%) ISEB
6 3 (3.13%) ISTQB
6 3 (3.13%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 1 (1.04%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (1.04%) MBA
7 1 (1.04%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (7.29%) QA
2 5 (5.21%) GAMP
3 4 (4.17%) GCP
3 4 (4.17%) GMP
3 4 (4.17%) GLP
4 1 (1.04%) SLA
System Software
1 20 (20.83%) Active Directory
2 10 (10.42%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (2.08%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 2 (2.08%) Business Desktop Deployment
2 1 (1.04%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 22 (22.92%) Microsoft
2 10 (10.42%) Citrix
2 10 (10.42%) VMware
3 7 (7.29%) Adobe
4 5 (5.21%) SAP
5 4 (4.17%) Cognizant
5 4 (4.17%) Wonderware
6 3 (3.13%) Autodesk
6 3 (3.13%) Oracle
7 2 (2.08%) HP
7 2 (2.08%) JDA
8 1 (1.04%) Ariba
8 1 (1.04%) AppSense
8 1 (1.04%) ION Trading
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