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 2 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
2 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Pharmaceutical (Pharma)
Rank 419 466 489
Rank change year-on-year
+47 +23
Permanent jobs citing Pharmaceutical 677 480 466
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.59% 0.45% 0.40%
As % of the General category 1.34% 0.99% 0.89%
Number of salaries quoted 514 359 335
Average salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +11.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,500 £26,450 £27,700
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £67,500 £69,400
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
- +5.88%

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
50630 48308 52561
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 43.80% 44.99% 44.90%
Number of salaries quoted 38966 38211 43869
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 2 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 2 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 +54 642 £50,000 - 224
London +96 249 £55,000 - 94
South East +23 204 £47,500 - 46
Surrey +42 81 £65,000 +160.00% 21
East of England +13 80 £42,000 -16.00% 17
Cambridgeshire +26 51 £42,000 +8.38% 11
Cambridge +20 47 £42,000 +8.38% 7
North West -17 34 £45,000 +52.54% 17
Egham - 34 £85,000 -
Berkshire -12 33 £45,000 -10.00% 12
City of London +23 32 £57,500 -4.16% 18
Oxfordshire +30 29 £33,750 +16.37%
Hampshire +13 26 £67,750 +125.83% 3
Buckinghamshire +9 24 £41,500 -17.00% 1
East Midlands -12 21 £31,500 -16.00% 10
Milton Keynes +7 20 £41,500 - 1
South West -13 20 £45,000 +5.88% 21
Cheshire -4 18 £65,000 +171.05% 6
Southampton +15 15 £70,000 +133.33% 3
Hertfordshire -21 15 £43,750 -12.50% 4
Uxbridge +14 13 £47,500 -
Swindon +7 13 £45,750 +30.71% 1
Wiltshire +1 13 £45,750 +30.71% 1
Manchester -8 13 £42,500 +42.85% 4
Nottinghamshire -5 12 £28,000 -51.30% 3
Oxford +13 11 £36,250 +31.81%
Scotland -7 11 £45,000 +9.77% 5
West Midlands -6 10 £42,500 -15.00% 12
Maidenhead - 10 £42,500 - 2
Glasgow - 8 £47,500 - 3

Pharmaceutical
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 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.

1 354 (24.72%) SQL
2 319 (22.28%) Degree
3 271 (18.92%) Project Management
4 254 (17.74%) Finance
5 252 (17.60%) Oracle
6 233 (16.27%) Microsoft
7 229 (15.99%) SQL Server
8 226 (15.78%) Business Intelligence
9 219 (15.29%) Marketing
10 218 (15.22%) .NET
11 207 (14.46%) SAP
12 201 (14.04%) Life Science
13 196 (13.69%) MS Excel
14 155 (10.82%) C#
14 155 (10.82%) HTML
15 153 (10.68%) Computer Science
16 152 (10.61%) Data Warehouse
17 139 (9.71%) CRM
18 137 (9.57%) Retail
19 134 (9.36%) Analytics
20 131 (9.15%) CSS
21 125 (8.73%) Business Analysis
22 119 (8.31%) Manufacturing
23 117 (8.17%) JavaScript
24 116 (8.10%) Business Development
25 114 (7.96%) Windows
26 110 (7.68%) ASP.NET
26 110 (7.68%) Telecoms
27 105 (7.33%) Data Management
28 104 (7.26%) PRINCE2

Pharmaceutical
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 2 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 (4.12%) SAS
2 46 (3.21%) SharePoint
3 31 (2.16%) IIS
4 30 (2.09%) CMS
5 22 (1.54%) MS Exchange
6 18 (1.26%) SharePoint 2010
7 16 (1.12%) Apache
8 15 (1.05%) Oracle Workflow
9 13 (0.91%) Lync
10 12 (0.84%) Exchange Server 2010
10 12 (0.84%) Umbraco
11 11 (0.77%) SharePoint 2013
11 11 (0.77%) Exchange Server 2013
12 10 (0.70%) Documentum
13 9 (0.63%) BizTalk Server
13 9 (0.63%) Sitecore CMS
14 8 (0.56%) IBM Notes
15 7 (0.49%) Lotus Domino
16 6 (0.42%) WebSphere
16 6 (0.42%) Orchard CMS
Applications
1 196 (13.69%) MS Excel
2 85 (5.94%) MS Office
3 59 (4.12%) MS PowerPoint
4 49 (3.42%) MS Project
5 40 (2.79%) MS Visio
6 21 (1.47%) SPSS
7 20 (1.40%) Photoshop
8 16 (1.12%) Adobe Illustrator
9 11 (0.77%) InDesign
10 7 (0.49%) Adobe Premiere
11 3 (0.21%) Doxygen
11 3 (0.21%) Adobe Captivate
12 2 (0.14%) Spreadsheet
12 2 (0.14%) InfoPath
12 2 (0.14%) S-PLUS
13 1 (0.070%) CATIA
13 1 (0.070%) AutoCAD
13 1 (0.070%) Pro/ENGINEER
Business Applications
1 57 (3.98%) SAP MM
2 20 (1.40%) SAP BPC
3 19 (1.33%) SAP MDM
4 13 (0.91%) Oracle BPM
5 12 (0.84%) Oracle EBS
6 8 (0.56%) SAP WM
6 8 (0.56%) Dynamics CRM
6 8 (0.56%) JDE EnterpriseOne
7 7 (0.49%) SAP SD
7 7 (0.49%) SAP APO
7 7 (0.49%) Cognos TM1
8 6 (0.42%) SAP FI
8 6 (0.42%) SAP SCM
9 5 (0.35%) SAP FI/CO
9 5 (0.35%) SAP CO
9 5 (0.35%) Cognos Business Intelligence
10 4 (0.28%) Dynamics GP
10 4 (0.28%) SAP Oil and Gas
10 4 (0.28%) Oracle ERP
10 4 (0.28%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 49 (3.42%) SaaS
2 12 (0.84%) 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 35 (2.44%) VPN
2 33 (2.30%) LAN
3 32 (2.23%) DNS
3 32 (2.23%) Internet
4 30 (2.09%) DHCP
5 26 (1.82%) TCP/IP
6 19 (1.33%) Firewall
7 14 (0.98%) SMTP
8 13 (0.91%) WAN
8 13 (0.91%) LDAP
8 13 (0.91%) SSL
8 13 (0.91%) BGP
9 12 (0.84%) SAN
10 8 (0.56%) VoIP
10 8 (0.56%) NAS
11 7 (0.49%) HTTP
12 6 (0.42%) Intranet
13 4 (0.28%) Network Security
13 4 (0.28%) iSCSI
14 3 (0.21%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 229 (15.99%) SQL Server
2 152 (10.61%) Data Warehouse
3 87 (6.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 80 (5.59%) QlikView
5 73 (5.10%) Oracle Database
6 67 (4.68%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 66 (4.61%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 59 (4.12%) Relational Database
9 58 (4.05%) MySQL
10 57 (3.98%) Spotfire
11 53 (3.70%) Big Data
12 38 (2.65%) SQL Server 2008
12 38 (2.65%) Oracle Database 11g
13 35 (2.44%) Data Mining
14 29 (2.03%) BusinessObjects
15 23 (1.61%) Oracle BI EE
16 19 (1.33%) RDBMS
16 19 (1.33%) SQLPlus
17 18 (1.26%) PowerCenter
18 16 (1.12%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 33 (2.30%) Subversion
2 20 (1.40%) Visual Studio
3 19 (1.33%) QuickTest Pro
4 18 (1.26%) Team Foundation Server
5 16 (1.12%) Selenium
6 15 (1.05%) Git (software)
6 15 (1.05%) Oracle Forms
7 14 (0.98%) Eclipse
8 12 (0.84%) JIRA
9 11 (0.77%) JMeter
10 8 (0.56%) LoadRunner
11 7 (0.49%) Toad
12 6 (0.42%) FrontPage
12 6 (0.42%) Expression Web
13 5 (0.35%) TeamCity
13 5 (0.35%) Axure RP
14 4 (0.28%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 4 (0.28%) TortoiseSVN
14 4 (0.28%) PowerBuilder
15 3 (0.21%) ReSharper
General
1 254 (17.74%) Finance
2 219 (15.29%) Marketing
3 137 (9.57%) Retail
4 119 (8.31%) Manufacturing
5 110 (7.68%) Telecoms
6 88 (6.15%) Banking
7 74 (5.17%) Automotive
8 55 (3.84%) Advertising
9 38 (2.65%) Legal
10 33 (2.30%) German Language
11 25 (1.75%) French Language
12 24 (1.68%) Games
13 19 (1.33%) Publishing
13 19 (1.33%) Italian Language
14 18 (1.26%) Spanish Language
15 14 (0.98%) Aerospace
15 14 (0.98%) Electronics
16 8 (0.56%) Investment Banking
17 6 (0.42%) Local Government
17 6 (0.42%) Billing
Job Titles
1 285 (19.90%) Developer
2 263 (18.37%) Analyst
3 225 (15.71%) Consultant
4 173 (12.08%) Business Analyst
5 135 (9.43%) Project Manager
6 80 (5.59%) SAP Consultant
7 68 (4.75%) Architect
8 55 (3.84%) Senior Manager
9 52 (3.63%) SAP MM Consultant
10 49 (3.42%) .NET Developer
11 43 (3.00%) C# Developer
12 42 (2.93%) Business Consultant
13 41 (2.86%) Senior Developer
14 39 (2.72%) Programmer
15 36 (2.51%) Junior
16 35 (2.44%) Senior Project Manager
17 34 (2.37%) Software Developer
18 31 (2.16%) Java Developer
18 31 (2.16%) Business Manager
19 30 (2.09%) Management Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 218 (15.22%) .NET
2 155 (10.82%) HTML
3 131 (9.15%) CSS
4 110 (7.68%) ASP.NET
5 79 (5.52%) XML
6 74 (5.17%) Web Services
7 71 (4.96%) jQuery
8 55 (3.84%) HTML5
9 37 (2.58%) CSS3
10 31 (2.16%) WinForms
11 30 (2.09%) .NET Framework
12 27 (1.89%) WCF
13 24 (1.68%) ASP.NET MVC
14 20 (1.40%) XSD
15 19 (1.33%) XHTML
16 18 (1.26%) Apache Flex
17 17 (1.19%) Twitter Bootstrap
18 16 (1.12%) Hibernate
19 15 (1.05%) GWT
20 14 (0.98%) WF
Miscellaneous
1 201 (14.04%) Life Science
2 153 (10.68%) Computer Science
3 55 (3.84%) Visualisation
4 51 (3.56%) FMCG
5 50 (3.49%) Biotechnology
6 49 (3.42%) Chemistry
7 42 (2.93%) Biology
8 39 (2.72%) Management Information System
9 37 (2.58%) Mobile App
10 34 (2.37%) NHS
11 33 (2.30%) PMI
12 32 (2.23%) Informatics
12 32 (2.23%) Data Integration
13 25 (1.75%) Enterprise Software
14 24 (1.68%) Statistics
15 22 (1.54%) Mathematics
16 20 (1.40%) Open Source
16 20 (1.40%) Social Media
17 15 (1.05%) Client/Server
18 14 (0.98%) E-Learning
Operating Systems
1 114 (7.96%) Windows
2 43 (3.00%) Linux
3 31 (2.16%) UNIX
4 19 (1.33%) Windows Server 2008
5 18 (1.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 16 (1.12%) Windows Server 2012
7 12 (0.84%) Solaris
8 10 (0.70%) Windows Server 2003
8 10 (0.70%) CentOS
9 9 (0.63%) Windows 7
10 8 (0.56%) Android
11 6 (0.42%) Apple iOS
11 6 (0.42%) Mac OS X
12 4 (0.28%) AIX
13 3 (0.21%) HPUX
13 3 (0.21%) Windows XP
13 3 (0.21%) Windows 8
13 3 (0.21%) Windows 2000 Server
14 2 (0.14%) Windows CE
14 2 (0.14%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 271 (18.92%) Project Management
2 226 (15.78%) Business Intelligence
3 139 (9.71%) CRM
4 134 (9.36%) Analytics
5 125 (8.73%) Business Analysis
6 116 (8.10%) Business Development
7 105 (7.33%) Data Management
8 104 (7.26%) PRINCE2
9 97 (6.77%) ETL
10 95 (6.63%) Validation
11 90 (6.28%) Agile Software Development
12 80 (5.59%) ERP
13 75 (5.24%) Stakeholder Management
13 75 (5.24%) Change Management
14 74 (5.17%) Software Engineering
15 72 (5.03%) Coaching
16 71 (4.96%) UML
17 70 (4.89%) Information Management
18 66 (4.61%) ITIL
19 64 (4.47%) Data Analysis
Programming Languages
1 354 (24.72%) SQL
2 155 (10.82%) C#
3 117 (8.17%) JavaScript
4 94 (6.56%) Java
5 69 (4.82%) T-SQL
6 59 (4.12%) ABAP
7 45 (3.14%) C
8 44 (3.07%) PL/SQL
8 44 (3.07%) VB.NET
9 40 (2.79%) Python
10 38 (2.65%) C++
11 28 (1.96%) PHP
12 22 (1.54%) VB
13 20 (1.40%) Perl
13 20 (1.40%) VB6
13 20 (1.40%) R
14 19 (1.33%) ActionScript
15 12 (0.84%) VBA
16 10 (0.70%) Shell Script
17 8 (0.56%) Data Mining Extensions (DMX)
Qualifications
1 319 (22.28%) Degree
2 76 (5.31%) PhD
3 51 (3.56%) PMI Certification
4 43 (3.00%) ISEB
5 24 (1.68%) PMP
5 24 (1.68%) CIPD
6 21 (1.47%) MBA
7 19 (1.33%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 19 (1.33%) Microsoft Certification
8 18 (1.26%) HND
9 15 (1.05%) CBAP
10 14 (0.98%) OCP
10 14 (0.98%) Oracle Certification
11 13 (0.91%) ISTQB
12 11 (0.77%) MCSE
13 10 (0.70%) MCITP
13 10 (0.70%) RHCE
14 9 (0.63%) Cisco Certification
14 9 (0.63%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
15 8 (0.56%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 58 (4.05%) QA
2 38 (2.65%) Data Quality
3 25 (1.75%) GxP
3 25 (1.75%) SLA
4 24 (1.68%) GCP
5 23 (1.61%) ISO 9001
6 20 (1.40%) GAMP
7 15 (1.05%) 21 CFR Part 11
8 13 (0.91%) CDISC
9 11 (0.77%) GMP
10 10 (0.70%) PCI DSS
11 8 (0.56%) GLP
12 7 (0.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
13 5 (0.35%) Sarbanes-Oxley
14 4 (0.28%) COBIT
15 3 (0.21%) ISO 14001
16 2 (0.14%) WAI
17 1 (0.070%) GAAP
System Software
1 43 (3.00%) Active Directory
2 20 (1.40%) Oracle RMAN
3 13 (0.91%) VMware ESX
3 13 (0.91%) vSphere
4 12 (0.84%) VMware Infrastructure
4 12 (0.84%) Hyper-V
5 4 (0.28%) Oracle RAC
6 3 (0.21%) Terminal Services
6 3 (0.21%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 3 (0.21%) PowerHA
7 2 (0.14%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 14 (0.98%) Norton AntiVirus
1 14 (0.98%) Backup Exec
1 14 (0.98%) SCCM
2 10 (0.70%) SCOM
2 10 (0.70%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 10 (0.70%) EMC NetWorker
3 8 (0.56%) HP Quality Center
4 5 (0.35%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 5 (0.35%) Tivoli
4 5 (0.35%) Tivoli Identity Manager
5 4 (0.28%) Data Guard
5 4 (0.28%) WSUS
6 3 (0.21%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 2 (0.14%) ARCserve
7 2 (0.14%) Puppet
8 1 (0.070%) Opscode Chef
8 1 (0.070%) Ansible
Vendors
1 252 (17.60%) Oracle
2 233 (16.27%) Microsoft
3 207 (14.46%) SAP
4 93 (6.49%) Business Objects
5 68 (4.75%) Cognos
6 55 (3.84%) Tableau
7 43 (3.00%) Informatica
8 38 (2.65%) IBM
8 38 (2.65%) Citrix
9 36 (2.51%) Adobe
10 34 (2.37%) Salesforce.com
10 34 (2.37%) VMware
11 33 (2.30%) MicroStrategy
12 30 (2.09%) Hyperion
13 21 (1.47%) Cisco
14 20 (1.40%) Symantec
15 18 (1.26%) Red Hat
16 16 (1.12%) Siebel
17 13 (0.91%) EMC
18 12 (0.84%) HP
Isle of Wight
The Placement Group
Salary: Top rates paid + benefits
Posted: 16 hours ago
Lancashire
The Placement Group
Salary: Top rates of pay
Posted: 16 hours ago
South East
The Placement Group
Salary: Excellent rate of pay
Posted: 16 hours ago
Maidenhead, Berkshire
Pharma Division
Salary: £95000 - £115000 per annum + Full Benefits Package
Posted: 17 hours ago
Chertsey, Surrey
Rushworths
Salary: Competitive base + bonus, car/ car allowance & benefits
Posted: 19 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Austin Fraser
Salary: £35000.00 - £45000.00 per annum + benefits
Posted: 20 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Pharma Division
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + Full Benefits Package
Posted: Yesterday
Essex
Pharma Division
Salary: Dependent Upon Experience
Posted: Yesterday
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
EMIS
Salary: up to £55,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Rawdon, Leeds
EMIS
Salary: up to £45k depending on level of experience
Posted: Yesterday
London
Medilink Consulting
Salary: Excellent
Posted: 3 days ago
Surrey
Medilink Consulting
Salary: Excellent
Posted: 3 days ago
London
The Placement Group
Salary: Excellent rate of pay
Posted: 3 days ago
Lincolnshire
The Placement Group
Salary: Top rates paid + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Midlands
The Placement Group
Salary: Excellent rate of pay
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Medilink Consulting
Salary: NEG
Posted: 3 days ago
Liverpool, Lancashire
Medilink Consulting
Salary: NEG
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Medilink Consulting
Salary: NEG
Posted: 3 days ago
South East
Medilink Consulting
Salary: NEG
Posted: 3 days ago