The table below looks at the statistics for GxP skills in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited GxP over the 3 months to 29 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
GxP
Rank 879 854 864
Rank change year-on-year
-25 +10
Permanent jobs citing GxP 20 19 25
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.017% 0.018% 0.021%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.16% 0.18% 0.20%
Number of salaries quoted 15 8 21
Average salary £50,000 £42,500 £55,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+17.64% -22.72%
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £48,750 £55,000
% change year-on-year
+2.56% -11.36%

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
12376 10833 12220
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 10.63% 10.18% 10.46%
Number of salaries quoted 9544 8499 10049
Average salary £45,000 £46,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.22% +3.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £28,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £74,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £41,000
% change year-on-year
- -2.43%

GxP
Jobs Demand Trend

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

GxP Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

GxP
Salary Trend

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

GxP Salary Trend in the UK

GxP
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing GxP over the 3 months to 29 August 2014 within the UK.

GxP Salary Histogram in the UK

GxP
Top 14 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing GxP within the UK over the 3 months to 29 August 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
England -35 19 £50,000 +17.64%
South East -24 11 £50,000 -9.09%
Middlesex - 6 £50,000 -
London +2 4 £35,000 -12.50%
Southampton - 4 £65,750 -
Hampshire - 4 £65,750 -
Cambridgeshire -6 3 £42,500 +21.42%
East of England -11 3 £42,500 +21.42%
Cambridge - 3 £42,500 -
Buckinghamshire -5 1 - -
Milton Keynes -16 1 - -
Stirling - 1 £75,000 -
Midlands - 1 - -
Scotland - 1 £75,000 -

GxP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT jobs within the UK citing GxP 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 GxP.

1 28 (75.68%) Validation
2 25 (67.57%) Pharmaceutical
3 14 (37.84%) Degree
4 13 (35.14%) GAMP
5 10 (27.03%) Project Management
6 8 (21.62%) Change Management
6 8 (21.62%) Information Security
6 8 (21.62%) Life Science
7 7 (18.92%) IT Governance
7 7 (18.92%) Resource Management
7 7 (18.92%) Document Management
7 7 (18.92%) ITIL
7 7 (18.92%) PRINCE2
8 6 (16.22%) Waterfall
8 6 (16.22%) Change Control
9 5 (13.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 5 (13.51%) MS Office
9 5 (13.51%) Risk Management
10 4 (10.81%) Manufacturing
10 4 (10.81%) Publishing
10 4 (10.81%) SAP
10 4 (10.81%) Configuration Management
10 4 (10.81%) Documentum
10 4 (10.81%) MS Project
10 4 (10.81%) PMI
10 4 (10.81%) COBIT
10 4 (10.81%) QA
11 3 (8.11%) Technical Analysis
11 3 (8.11%) Relational Database
11 3 (8.11%) Computer Science

GxP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT jobs within the UK citing GxP 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 GxP. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 4 (10.81%) Documentum
2 1 (2.70%) Lync
2 1 (2.70%) IIS
Applications
1 5 (13.51%) MS Office
2 4 (10.81%) MS Project
3 1 (2.70%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (2.70%) SAP PLM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.70%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (8.11%) Relational Database
General
1 25 (67.57%) Pharmaceutical
2 4 (10.81%) Manufacturing
2 4 (10.81%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 8 (21.62%) Analyst
1 8 (21.62%) Compliance Manager
2 7 (18.92%) Consultant
2 7 (18.92%) Systems Manager
3 4 (10.81%) Change Analyst
3 4 (10.81%) Change Management Analyst
3 4 (10.81%) Compliance Consultant
4 3 (8.11%) Quality Manager
5 2 (5.41%) Project Manager
5 2 (5.41%) Programme Manager
5 2 (5.41%) Process Analyst
5 2 (5.41%) Process Manager
5 2 (5.41%) Quality Analyst
5 2 (5.41%) SAP Manager
6 1 (2.70%) Solutions Consultant
6 1 (2.70%) 1st Line Support Engineer
6 1 (2.70%) Compliance Analyst
6 1 (2.70%) IT Services Manager
6 1 (2.70%) IT Consultant
6 1 (2.70%) Systems Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.70%) CGI
Miscellaneous
1 8 (21.62%) Life Science
2 4 (10.81%) PMI
3 3 (8.11%) Computer Science
3 3 (8.11%) LIMS
4 2 (5.41%) Management Information System
4 2 (5.41%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (2.70%) FMCG
5 1 (2.70%) Informatics
5 1 (2.70%) Biotechnology
5 1 (2.70%) Client/Server
5 1 (2.70%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.70%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (75.68%) Validation
2 10 (27.03%) Project Management
3 8 (21.62%) Information Security
3 8 (21.62%) Change Management
4 7 (18.92%) ITIL
4 7 (18.92%) PRINCE2
4 7 (18.92%) Document Management
4 7 (18.92%) IT Governance
4 7 (18.92%) Resource Management
5 6 (16.22%) Waterfall
5 6 (16.22%) Change Control
6 5 (13.51%) Risk Management
7 4 (10.81%) Configuration Management
8 3 (8.11%) Quality Management
8 3 (8.11%) Process Management
8 3 (8.11%) Technical Analysis
9 2 (5.41%) QMS
9 2 (5.41%) Disaster Recovery
9 2 (5.41%) Root Cause Analysis
9 2 (5.41%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.70%) SQL
Qualifications
1 14 (37.84%) Degree
2 3 (8.11%) PMP
3 2 (5.41%) SAP Certification
4 1 (2.70%) PMI Certification
4 1 (2.70%) CISA
4 1 (2.70%) CCNA
4 1 (2.70%) CISSP
4 1 (2.70%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (35.14%) GAMP
2 5 (13.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (10.81%) COBIT
3 4 (10.81%) QA
4 3 (8.11%) 21 CFR Part 11
5 2 (5.41%) SLA
5 2 (5.41%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (2.70%) GCP
6 1 (2.70%) GMP
System Software
1 1 (2.70%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 4 (10.81%) SAP
2 1 (2.70%) Microsoft
2 1 (2.70%) Citrix
2 1 (2.70%) Cognizant
2 1 (2.70%) Oracle