The table below looks at the statistics for GLP skills in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited GLP over the 3 months to 19 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Good Laboratory Practice (GLP)
Rank 893 856 898
Rank change year-on-year
-37 +42
Permanent jobs citing GLP 9 20 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.008% 0.019% 0.003%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.074% 0.19% 0.025%
Number of salaries quoted 1 18 3
Average salary £72,500 £25,000 £52,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+190.00% -52.38%
UK excluding London average salary £72,500 £25,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year
+190.00% -52.38%

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

Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
12134 10806 12210
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 10.60% 10.13% 10.54%
Number of salaries quoted 9351 8472 10058
Average salary £45,000 £47,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.26% +5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £28,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,300
% change year-on-year
- -0.74%

GLP
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing GLP within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

GLP Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

GLP
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing GLP within the UK.

GLP Salary Trend in the UK

GLP
Top 6 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing GLP within the UK over the 3 months to 19 September 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
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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
England -30 9 £72,500 +190.00%
Surrey 0 8 - -
South East -17 8 - -
Cambridge - 1 £72,500 -
Cambridgeshire - 1 £72,500 -
East of England - 1 £72,500 -

GLP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT jobs within the UK citing GLP 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 GLP.

1 12 (85.71%) Pharmaceutical
1 12 (85.71%) Life Science
2 10 (71.43%) Biotechnology
2 10 (71.43%) Windows
3 8 (57.14%) Solaris
3 8 (57.14%) Linux
3 8 (57.14%) PL/SQL
3 8 (57.14%) SQL
3 8 (57.14%) J2EE
3 8 (57.14%) MySQL
3 8 (57.14%) Oracle
3 8 (57.14%) Web Services
3 8 (57.14%) PhD
3 8 (57.14%) Microsoft
3 8 (57.14%) ISEB
3 8 (57.14%) QuickTest Pro
3 8 (57.14%) Mac OS X
3 8 (57.14%) JMeter
3 8 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (57.14%) HP Quality Center
3 8 (57.14%) Chemistry
3 8 (57.14%) Biology
3 8 (57.14%) Selenium
3 8 (57.14%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 8 (57.14%) Bioinformatics
4 6 (42.86%) GMP
5 4 (28.57%) ISO 9001
5 4 (28.57%) Data Mining
5 4 (28.57%) GCP
5 4 (28.57%) ITIL

GLP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT jobs within the UK citing GLP 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 GLP. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (14.29%) MS Exchange
1 2 (14.29%) Site Server
Business Applications
1 1 (7.14%) Sage 200
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (57.14%) MySQL
2 4 (28.57%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 8 (57.14%) QuickTest Pro
1 8 (57.14%) JMeter
1 8 (57.14%) Selenium
1 8 (57.14%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 12 (85.71%) Pharmaceutical
2 4 (28.57%) Legal
Job Titles
1 8 (57.14%) Tester
1 8 (57.14%) Software Tester
2 4 (28.57%) Head of IT
2 4 (28.57%) Head of Security
2 4 (28.57%) Head of IT Security
3 2 (14.29%) IT Administrator
3 2 (14.29%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (57.14%) J2EE
1 8 (57.14%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 12 (85.71%) Life Science
2 10 (71.43%) Biotechnology
3 8 (57.14%) Chemistry
3 8 (57.14%) Biology
4 4 (28.57%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 10 (71.43%) Windows
2 8 (57.14%) Solaris
2 8 (57.14%) Linux
2 8 (57.14%) Mac OS X
3 1 (7.14%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (7.14%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (57.14%) Bioinformatics
1 8 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (28.57%) Information Management
2 4 (28.57%) Information Assurance
2 4 (28.57%) Incident Management
2 4 (28.57%) IT Governance
2 4 (28.57%) ITIL
2 4 (28.57%) Data Security
2 4 (28.57%) Validation
2 4 (28.57%) Business Continuity
2 4 (28.57%) Information Security
3 2 (14.29%) Data Protection
3 2 (14.29%) Document Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (57.14%) PL/SQL
1 8 (57.14%) SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (57.14%) PhD
1 8 (57.14%) ISEB
2 2 (14.29%) Degree
3 1 (7.14%) MCSE
3 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (7.14%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (42.86%) GMP
2 4 (28.57%) ISO 9001
2 4 (28.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (28.57%) GCP
3 2 (14.29%) QA
System Software
1 1 (7.14%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 8 (57.14%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 8 (57.14%) Oracle
1 8 (57.14%) Microsoft
2 2 (14.29%) Citrix
3 1 (7.14%) Sage