The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Pharmaceutical in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Pharmaceutical over the 3 months to 12 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
12 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Pharmaceutical (Pharma)
Rank 413 485 490
Rank change year-on-year
+72 +5
Permanent jobs citing Pharmaceutical 653 457 476
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.57% 0.43% 0.41%
As % of the General category 1.30% 0.95% 0.91%
Number of salaries quoted 488 334 348
Average salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,150 £27,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £43,500 £42,500 £44,000
% change year-on-year
+2.35% -3.40%

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

General Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
General category
50192 47958 52398
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 43.78% 45.07% 45.05%
Number of salaries quoted 38715 38044 43632
Average salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £80,000 £80,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -

Pharmaceutical
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Pharmaceutical within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the General category.

Pharmaceutical Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Pharmaceutical
Salary Trend

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

Pharmaceutical Salary Trend in the UK

Pharmaceutical
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Pharmaceutical over the 3 months to 12 September 2014 within the UK.

Pharmaceutical Salary Histogram in the UK

Pharmaceutical
Top 30 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Pharmaceutical within the UK over the 3 months to 12 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
(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 +68 621 £47,500 -5.00% 243
London +86 242 £55,000 - 87
South East +28 204 £45,000 -5.26% 56
Surrey +48 86 £65,000 +160.00% 14
East of England +16 73 £42,000 +5.00% 34
Cambridgeshire +27 49 £42,000 +15.06% 16
Cambridge +20 42 £42,000 +15.06% 11
Egham - 38 £85,000 -
North West +6 36 £45,000 +51.26% 14
Hampshire +13 30 £67,000 +123.33% 11
Berkshire -7 30 £42,500 -8.10% 9
City of London +16 29 £57,500 -4.16% 17
Oxfordshire +26 27 £33,750 +3.84% 4
Buckinghamshire +15 23 £41,500 -17.00% 3
Milton Keynes +5 19 £41,500 - 1
Cheshire -2 19 £52,750 +119.97% 1
East Midlands -19 19 £35,750 +2.14% 12
Southampton +12 18 £70,000 +133.33% 2
South West -10 16 £45,375 +60.61% 18
Manchester -7 14 £45,000 +47.54% 8
Wiltshire 0 11 £45,750 +61.94% 1
Nottinghamshire -7 11 £28,000 -30.00% 3
Uxbridge +13 10 £48,750 -
Oxford +11 10 £36,250 +31.81% 2
Swindon +8 10 £45,750 +30.71%
Hertfordshire -31 10 £47,500 -5.00% 9
Scotland -10 9 £38,750 -5.47% 7
Bracknell -7 8 £50,000 +33.33% 1
Maidenhead - 8 £42,500 - 1
West Midlands -11 7 £50,000 - 12

Pharmaceutical
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 12 September 2014, IT jobs within the UK 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.

1 344 (24.14%) SQL
2 320 (22.46%) Degree
3 259 (18.18%) Project Management
4 258 (18.11%) Finance
5 248 (17.40%) Oracle
6 234 (16.42%) Microsoft
7 226 (15.86%) Business Intelligence
8 221 (15.51%) Marketing
9 216 (15.16%) Life Science
10 215 (15.09%) Agile Software Development
11 214 (15.02%) SAP
12 213 (14.95%) SQL Server
13 211 (14.81%) .NET
14 199 (13.96%) MS Excel
15 153 (10.74%) C#
16 152 (10.67%) HTML
17 143 (10.04%) Data Warehouse
17 143 (10.04%) Computer Science
18 137 (9.61%) Analytics
19 134 (9.40%) Analytical Skills
20 133 (9.33%) Retail
21 131 (9.19%) CRM
22 129 (9.05%) CSS
23 124 (8.70%) Business Analysis
24 119 (8.35%) Windows
25 116 (8.14%) JavaScript
26 115 (8.07%) Manufacturing
27 114 (8.00%) Business Development
28 105 (7.37%) Telecoms
29 103 (7.23%) ASP.NET

Pharmaceutical
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 12 September 2014, IT jobs within the UK 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 59 (4.14%) SAS
2 46 (3.23%) SharePoint
3 32 (2.25%) IIS
4 30 (2.11%) CMS
5 21 (1.47%) MS Exchange
6 18 (1.26%) SharePoint 2010
7 16 (1.12%) Apache
8 15 (1.05%) Oracle Workflow
9 14 (0.98%) Lync
10 13 (0.91%) Exchange Server 2010
11 12 (0.84%) Exchange Server 2013
12 11 (0.77%) SharePoint 2013
13 10 (0.70%) Umbraco
13 10 (0.70%) Documentum
14 9 (0.63%) Sitecore CMS
15 8 (0.56%) BizTalk Server
15 8 (0.56%) IBM Notes
16 7 (0.49%) Lotus Domino
17 6 (0.42%) WebSphere
17 6 (0.42%) Orchard CMS
Applications
1 199 (13.96%) MS Excel
2 84 (5.89%) MS Office
3 64 (4.49%) MS PowerPoint
4 50 (3.51%) MS Project
5 41 (2.88%) MS Visio
6 21 (1.47%) SPSS
7 19 (1.33%) Photoshop
8 15 (1.05%) Adobe Illustrator
9 11 (0.77%) InDesign
10 7 (0.49%) Adobe Premiere
11 3 (0.21%) Doxygen
12 2 (0.14%) InfoPath
12 2 (0.14%) Adobe Captivate
12 2 (0.14%) Spreadsheet
12 2 (0.14%) AutoCAD
12 2 (0.14%) S-PLUS
13 1 (0.070%) CATIA
13 1 (0.070%) Pro/ENGINEER
Business Applications
1 58 (4.07%) SAP MM
2 24 (1.68%) SAP BPC
3 19 (1.33%) SAP MDM
4 13 (0.91%) Oracle BPM
5 12 (0.84%) Oracle EBS
6 9 (0.63%) JDE EnterpriseOne
7 7 (0.49%) Cognos TM1
7 7 (0.49%) Dynamics CRM
7 7 (0.49%) SAP WM
7 7 (0.49%) SAP FI
8 6 (0.42%) SAP FI/CO
8 6 (0.42%) SAP CO
8 6 (0.42%) SAP SD
8 6 (0.42%) SAP SCM
9 5 (0.35%) Cognos Business Intelligence
9 5 (0.35%) SAP APO
10 4 (0.28%) Oracle ERP
10 4 (0.28%) SAP CRM
10 4 (0.28%) SAP Oil and Gas
11 3 (0.21%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 50 (3.51%) SaaS
2 13 (0.91%) Cloud Computing
3 4 (0.28%) Office 365
3 4 (0.28%) IaaS
4 2 (0.14%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (0.14%) Force.com
5 1 (0.070%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (0.070%) Amazon S3
5 1 (0.070%) PaaS
5 1 (0.070%) Heroku
5 1 (0.070%) Amazon SQS
5 1 (0.070%) Amazon ELB
5 1 (0.070%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 36 (2.53%) LAN
2 35 (2.46%) VPN
2 35 (2.46%) Internet
3 31 (2.18%) DNS
4 29 (2.04%) DHCP
5 27 (1.89%) TCP/IP
6 22 (1.54%) Firewall
7 14 (0.98%) WAN
7 14 (0.98%) SMTP
8 13 (0.91%) LDAP
8 13 (0.91%) BGP
8 13 (0.91%) SSL
9 11 (0.77%) SAN
10 10 (0.70%) VoIP
11 8 (0.56%) HTTP
12 7 (0.49%) NAS
13 5 (0.35%) Intranet
14 4 (0.28%) iSCSI
15 3 (0.21%) Network Security
15 3 (0.21%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 213 (14.95%) SQL Server
2 143 (10.04%) Data Warehouse
3 84 (5.89%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 78 (5.47%) QlikView
5 68 (4.77%) Oracle Database
6 62 (4.35%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 61 (4.28%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 58 (4.07%) MySQL
8 58 (4.07%) Relational Database
9 56 (3.93%) Big Data
10 55 (3.86%) Spotfire
11 34 (2.39%) SQL Server 2008
12 33 (2.32%) BusinessObjects
12 33 (2.32%) Data Mining
13 32 (2.25%) Oracle Database 11g
14 23 (1.61%) Oracle BI EE
15 19 (1.33%) SQLPlus
15 19 (1.33%) RDBMS
16 18 (1.26%) PowerCenter
17 16 (1.12%) DataStage
Development Applications
1 32 (2.25%) Subversion
2 20 (1.40%) QuickTest Pro
3 19 (1.33%) Visual Studio
3 19 (1.33%) Team Foundation Server
4 18 (1.26%) Selenium
5 15 (1.05%) Git (software)
6 14 (0.98%) Oracle Forms
6 14 (0.98%) Eclipse
7 12 (0.84%) JIRA
7 12 (0.84%) JMeter
8 7 (0.49%) LoadRunner
9 6 (0.42%) FrontPage
9 6 (0.42%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 6 (0.42%) Expression Web
10 5 (0.35%) Axure RP
10 5 (0.35%) TeamCity
10 5 (0.35%) PowerBuilder
10 5 (0.35%) Toad
11 4 (0.28%) TortoiseSVN
11 4 (0.28%) MSBuild
General
1 258 (18.11%) Finance
2 221 (15.51%) Marketing
3 133 (9.33%) Retail
4 115 (8.07%) Manufacturing
5 105 (7.37%) Telecoms
6 92 (6.46%) Banking
7 71 (4.98%) Automotive
8 48 (3.37%) Advertising
9 40 (2.81%) Legal
10 33 (2.32%) German Language
11 25 (1.75%) French Language
11 25 (1.75%) Games
12 19 (1.33%) Italian Language
13 18 (1.26%) Spanish Language
13 18 (1.26%) Publishing
14 15 (1.05%) Electronics
15 14 (0.98%) Aerospace
16 8 (0.56%) Investment Banking
17 6 (0.42%) Local Government
17 6 (0.42%) Billing
Job Titles
1 273 (19.16%) Developer
2 256 (17.96%) Analyst
3 236 (16.56%) Consultant
4 166 (11.65%) Business Analyst
5 132 (9.26%) Project Manager
6 87 (6.11%) SAP Consultant
7 67 (4.70%) Architect
8 53 (3.72%) SAP MM Consultant
9 52 (3.65%) Senior Manager
10 47 (3.30%) .NET Developer
11 43 (3.02%) Business Consultant
12 42 (2.95%) Senior Developer
13 40 (2.81%) C# Developer
14 38 (2.67%) Programmer
15 35 (2.46%) Junior
16 32 (2.25%) Applications Support
16 32 (2.25%) Senior Project Manager
17 31 (2.18%) Software Developer
18 30 (2.11%) Management Consultant
18 30 (2.11%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 211 (14.81%) .NET
2 152 (10.67%) HTML
3 129 (9.05%) CSS
4 103 (7.23%) ASP.NET
5 77 (5.40%) XML
6 76 (5.33%) Web Services
7 68 (4.77%) jQuery
8 54 (3.79%) HTML5
9 35 (2.46%) CSS3
10 30 (2.11%) .NET Framework
11 29 (2.04%) WinForms
12 27 (1.89%) WCF
13 23 (1.61%) ASP.NET MVC
14 20 (1.40%) XSD
15 19 (1.33%) XHTML
16 18 (1.26%) Apache Flex
17 17 (1.19%) Hibernate
17 17 (1.19%) Twitter Bootstrap
18 15 (1.05%) GWT
19 14 (0.98%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 216 (15.16%) Life Science
2 143 (10.04%) Computer Science
3 134 (9.40%) Analytical Skills
4 55 (3.86%) Chemistry
4 55 (3.86%) Biotechnology
5 50 (3.51%) FMCG
5 50 (3.51%) Visualisation
6 48 (3.37%) Biology
7 38 (2.67%) Management Information System
8 36 (2.53%) NHS
8 36 (2.53%) Mobile App
9 34 (2.39%) Data Integration
10 33 (2.32%) PMI
11 31 (2.18%) Informatics
12 26 (1.82%) Enterprise Software
13 25 (1.75%) Statistics
14 23 (1.61%) Mathematics
15 22 (1.54%) User Experience
16 19 (1.33%) Open Source
16 19 (1.33%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 119 (8.35%) Windows
2 44 (3.09%) Linux
3 31 (2.18%) UNIX
4 19 (1.33%) Windows Server 2008
5 18 (1.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 16 (1.12%) Windows Server 2012
7 14 (0.98%) Solaris
8 10 (0.70%) Windows Server 2003
8 10 (0.70%) CentOS
9 8 (0.56%) Android
9 8 (0.56%) Windows 7
9 8 (0.56%) Mac OS X
10 6 (0.42%) Apple iOS
11 4 (0.28%) AIX
12 3 (0.21%) HPUX
12 3 (0.21%) Windows XP
12 3 (0.21%) Windows 8
12 3 (0.21%) Windows 2000 Server
13 2 (0.14%) Windows CE
13 2 (0.14%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 259 (18.18%) Project Management
2 226 (15.86%) Business Intelligence
3 215 (15.09%) Agile Software Development
4 137 (9.61%) Analytics
5 131 (9.19%) CRM
6 124 (8.70%) Business Analysis
7 114 (8.00%) Business Development
8 102 (7.16%) Data Management
9 100 (7.02%) PRINCE2
10 99 (6.95%) Validation
11 95 (6.67%) ETL
12 77 (5.40%) Change Management
13 75 (5.26%) Stakeholder Management
13 75 (5.26%) Software Engineering
13 75 (5.26%) Coaching
14 72 (5.05%) ITIL
15 70 (4.91%) ERP
15 70 (4.91%) Information Management
16 68 (4.77%) UML
17 62 (4.35%) Data Analysis
Programming Languages
1 344 (24.14%) SQL
2 153 (10.74%) C#
3 116 (8.14%) JavaScript
4 94 (6.60%) Java
5 63 (4.42%) T-SQL
6 61 (4.28%) ABAP
7 45 (3.16%) C
8 41 (2.88%) PL/SQL
9 40 (2.81%) VB.NET
9 40 (2.81%) Python
10 38 (2.67%) C++
11 26 (1.82%) PHP
12 22 (1.54%) VB
13 21 (1.47%) VB6
14 20 (1.40%) R
15 19 (1.33%) ActionScript
15 19 (1.33%) Perl
16 12 (0.84%) VBA
17 10 (0.70%) Shell Script
18 6 (0.42%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 320 (22.46%) Degree
2 84 (5.89%) PhD
3 49 (3.44%) PMI Certification
4 43 (3.02%) ISEB
5 28 (1.96%) CIPD
6 22 (1.54%) PMP
7 21 (1.47%) MBA
8 19 (1.33%) Microsoft Certification
9 18 (1.26%) HND
9 18 (1.26%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 15 (1.05%) CBAP
11 14 (0.98%) OCP
11 14 (0.98%) Oracle Certification
12 11 (0.77%) Cisco Certification
12 11 (0.77%) MCSE
12 11 (0.77%) ISTQB
13 10 (0.70%) RHCE
14 9 (0.63%) MCITP
14 9 (0.63%) Security Cleared
15 8 (0.56%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 59 (4.14%) QA
2 38 (2.67%) Data Quality
3 26 (1.82%) SLA
4 25 (1.75%) GxP
4 25 (1.75%) GCP
5 23 (1.61%) ISO 9001
6 21 (1.47%) GAMP
7 17 (1.19%) 21 CFR Part 11
8 13 (0.91%) CDISC
9 12 (0.84%) GMP
10 10 (0.70%) GLP
10 10 (0.70%) PCI DSS
11 9 (0.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
12 8 (0.56%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 4 (0.28%) COBIT
14 3 (0.21%) ISO 14001
15 2 (0.14%) WAI
16 1 (0.070%) GAAP
System Software
1 42 (2.95%) Active Directory
2 20 (1.40%) Oracle RMAN
3 15 (1.05%) Hyper-V
4 13 (0.91%) vSphere
5 12 (0.84%) VMware ESX
6 11 (0.77%) VMware Infrastructure
7 4 (0.28%) Oracle RAC
8 3 (0.21%) Terminal Services
8 3 (0.21%) PowerHA
8 3 (0.21%) Veritas Cluster Server
9 1 (0.070%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 16 (1.12%) SCCM
2 15 (1.05%) Norton AntiVirus
2 15 (1.05%) Backup Exec
3 10 (0.70%) SCOM
3 10 (0.70%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 10 (0.70%) HP Quality Center
3 10 (0.70%) EMC NetWorker
4 6 (0.42%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 5 (0.35%) Tivoli
5 5 (0.35%) Tivoli Identity Manager
6 4 (0.28%) Data Guard
6 4 (0.28%) WSUS
7 3 (0.21%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 2 (0.14%) Puppet
9 1 (0.070%) Opscode Chef
9 1 (0.070%) Ansible
9 1 (0.070%) ARCserve
Vendors
1 248 (17.40%) Oracle
2 234 (16.42%) Microsoft
3 214 (15.02%) SAP
4 94 (6.60%) Business Objects
5 66 (4.63%) Cognos
6 54 (3.79%) Tableau
7 45 (3.16%) Informatica
8 40 (2.81%) Salesforce.com
9 39 (2.74%) IBM
10 38 (2.67%) Citrix
11 35 (2.46%) Adobe
12 34 (2.39%) Hyperion
13 33 (2.32%) VMware
14 31 (2.18%) MicroStrategy
15 23 (1.61%) Cisco
16 21 (1.47%) Symantec
17 18 (1.26%) Red Hat
18 17 (1.19%) Siebel
19 13 (0.91%) EMC
20 12 (0.84%) HP
Stafford, Staffordshire
Deanslist Limited
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum + Bonus + Corporate benefits
Posted: 8 hours ago
St. Albans, Hertfordshire
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £38000 - £42000 per annum + car + benefits
Posted: 15 hours ago
Ashford, Kent
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 15 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Next Move IT
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus + Car Allowance + Pension
Posted: Yesterday
Hillingdon, Middlesex
Celgene
Posted: 2 days ago
Hillingdon, Middlesex
Celgene
Posted: 2 days ago
Midlands
The Placement Group
Salary: Top rates of pay
Posted: 2 days ago
London
The Placement Group
Salary: Excellent rate of pay
Posted: 2 days ago
Essex
The Placement Group
Salary: Excellent rate of pay
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Saxon Recruitment Solutions
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Good Bonus & Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
South East London
Westbourne Partners
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
MasterControl Global Ltd
Posted: 2 days ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
MasterControl Global Ltd
Posted: 2 days ago
Thames Ditton, Surrey
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £60000 - £75000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Pertemps Medical Professionals
Salary: Negotiable
Posted: 2 days ago
Hampshire
Pertemps Medical Professionals
Salary: Negotiable
Posted: 2 days ago
South East
Pertemps Medical Professionals
Salary: Negotiable
Posted: 2 days ago
West Midlands
Pertemps Medical Professionals
Salary: Negotiable
Posted: 2 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Austin Fraser
Salary: £35000.00 - £45000.00 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Chertsey, Surrey
Rushworths
Salary: Competitive base + bonus, car/ car allowance & benefits
Posted: 2 days ago