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

Location
3 months to
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Pharmaceutical (Pharma)
Rank 408 445 478
Rank change year-on-year
+37 +33
Permanent jobs citing Pharmaceutical 680 510 471
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.59% 0.47% 0.40%
As % of the General category 1.35% 1.04% 0.88%
Number of salaries quoted 512 384 342
Average salary £47,500 £50,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.00% +11.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,500 £28,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £70,000 £67,700
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
50544 48874 53301
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 43.79% 44.79% 44.79%
Number of salaries quoted 38897 38549 44639
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 20 August 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 20 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 +59 642 £48,500 -3.00% 280
London +68 240 £52,500 -8.69% 102
South East +36 199 £45,000 - 65
East of England +33 87 £42,500 -15.00% 22
Surrey +33 72 £65,000 +44.44% 22
Cambridgeshire +26 51 £42,500 +9.67% 7
Cambridge +24 49 £42,500 +9.67% 4
North West -4 38 £45,000 +52.54% 21
City of London +16 37 £57,500 +4.54% 10
Berkshire -9 35 £45,000 -12.19% 16
Egham - 30 £85,000 -
Buckinghamshire +23 29 £41,500 -12.63% 3
Oxfordshire +31 27 £32,500 +6.55% 1
Cheshire -1 22 £40,000 +66.80% 9
Hertfordshire -6 22 £42,500 -15.00% 7
Hampshire +12 21 £67,500 +125.00% 7
South West +5 21 £45,000 -12.19% 20
East Midlands -25 20 £35,750 -4.66% 16
Milton Keynes +8 19 £41,500 -
Uxbridge +14 15 £50,000 - 1
Swindon +12 14 £45,750 +30.71% 1
Wiltshire +5 14 £45,750 +30.71% 1
Southampton +16 13 £70,000 +133.33% 3
Manchester -7 13 £45,000 +52.54% 5
Oxford +15 11 £36,250 +18.85%
West Midlands -2 11 £37,000 -24.10% 20
Nottinghamshire -7 11 £40,000 -27.27% 8
Scotland -12 11 £45,000 +9.77% 5
Yorkshire -50 11 £40,000 -11.11% 7
Maidenhead - 9 £42,500 -

Pharmaceutical
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 August 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.

1 356 (24.22%) SQL
2 332 (22.59%) Degree
3 279 (18.98%) Project Management
4 257 (17.48%) Finance
5 249 (16.94%) Oracle
6 245 (16.67%) SQL Server
7 234 (15.92%) Microsoft
8 232 (15.78%) Business Intelligence
9 226 (15.37%) Marketing
10 222 (15.10%) .NET
11 207 (14.08%) SAP
12 201 (13.67%) MS Excel
12 201 (13.67%) Life Science
13 162 (11.02%) Computer Science
14 159 (10.82%) HTML
15 155 (10.54%) C#
16 153 (10.41%) Data Warehouse
17 149 (10.14%) CRM
18 144 (9.80%) Retail
19 133 (9.05%) Business Analysis
19 133 (9.05%) Analytics
20 131 (8.91%) CSS
21 129 (8.78%) Business Development
22 128 (8.71%) Manufacturing
23 122 (8.30%) Windows
23 122 (8.30%) JavaScript
24 117 (7.96%) ASP.NET
25 113 (7.69%) Telecoms
26 109 (7.41%) Data Management
27 107 (7.28%) PRINCE2

Pharmaceutical
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 62 (4.22%) SAS
2 49 (3.33%) SharePoint
3 32 (2.18%) IIS
4 28 (1.90%) CMS
5 26 (1.77%) MS Exchange
6 19 (1.29%) SharePoint 2010
7 17 (1.16%) Oracle Workflow
8 16 (1.09%) Apache
9 14 (0.95%) Lync
9 14 (0.95%) Exchange Server 2010
10 12 (0.82%) Umbraco
10 12 (0.82%) SharePoint 2013
11 11 (0.75%) Documentum
12 10 (0.68%) Exchange Server 2013
13 9 (0.61%) BizTalk Server
14 8 (0.54%) IBM Notes
15 7 (0.48%) Lotus Domino
15 7 (0.48%) Exchange Server 2007
15 7 (0.48%) Sitecore CMS
16 6 (0.41%) Orchard CMS
Applications
1 201 (13.67%) MS Excel
2 87 (5.92%) MS Office
3 56 (3.81%) MS PowerPoint
4 51 (3.47%) MS Project
5 43 (2.93%) MS Visio
6 21 (1.43%) SPSS
7 20 (1.36%) Photoshop
8 16 (1.09%) Adobe Illustrator
9 11 (0.75%) InDesign
10 7 (0.48%) Adobe Premiere
11 3 (0.20%) Doxygen
11 3 (0.20%) Adobe Captivate
12 2 (0.14%) Spreadsheet
12 2 (0.14%) InfoPath
12 2 (0.14%) Pro/ENGINEER
12 2 (0.14%) S-PLUS
12 2 (0.14%) CATIA
13 1 (0.068%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 59 (4.01%) SAP MM
2 19 (1.29%) SAP MDM
3 17 (1.16%) SAP BPC
4 13 (0.88%) Oracle BPM
5 12 (0.82%) Oracle EBS
6 10 (0.68%) SAP WM
7 9 (0.61%) SAP SD
8 8 (0.54%) Dynamics CRM
9 7 (0.48%) JDE EnterpriseOne
9 7 (0.48%) SAP APO
9 7 (0.48%) SAP FI
9 7 (0.48%) Cognos TM1
10 6 (0.41%) SAP Oil and Gas
10 6 (0.41%) SAP CO
10 6 (0.41%) SAP FI/CO
10 6 (0.41%) Cognos Business Intelligence
10 6 (0.41%) SAP SCM
11 5 (0.34%) Dynamics GP
12 4 (0.27%) Epicor Tropos
12 4 (0.27%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 48 (3.27%) SaaS
2 10 (0.68%) Cloud Computing
3 6 (0.41%) IaaS
4 4 (0.27%) Office 365
5 2 (0.14%) Microsoft Azure
5 2 (0.14%) Amazon AWS
5 2 (0.14%) Force.com
6 1 (0.068%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (0.068%) Amazon S3
6 1 (0.068%) PaaS
6 1 (0.068%) Heroku
6 1 (0.068%) Amazon SQS
6 1 (0.068%) Route 53
6 1 (0.068%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 36 (2.45%) DNS
2 34 (2.31%) DHCP
2 34 (2.31%) VPN
3 33 (2.24%) LAN
4 30 (2.04%) Internet
5 29 (1.97%) TCP/IP
6 21 (1.43%) Firewall
7 14 (0.95%) SAN
7 14 (0.95%) SMTP
8 13 (0.88%) WAN
8 13 (0.88%) LDAP
8 13 (0.88%) BGP
8 13 (0.88%) SSL
9 11 (0.75%) NAS
10 9 (0.61%) VoIP
11 7 (0.48%) HTTP
12 6 (0.41%) Intranet
13 4 (0.27%) Network Security
13 4 (0.27%) iSCSI
14 3 (0.20%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 245 (16.67%) SQL Server
2 153 (10.41%) Data Warehouse
3 86 (5.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 84 (5.71%) QlikView
5 73 (4.97%) Oracle Database
6 68 (4.63%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 66 (4.49%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 61 (4.15%) Relational Database
9 59 (4.01%) Spotfire
9 59 (4.01%) MySQL
10 50 (3.40%) Big Data
11 41 (2.79%) Oracle Database 11g
12 39 (2.65%) SQL Server 2008
13 35 (2.38%) Data Mining
14 25 (1.70%) Oracle BI EE
15 24 (1.63%) BusinessObjects
16 19 (1.29%) SQLPlus
17 18 (1.22%) PowerCenter
17 18 (1.22%) RDBMS
17 18 (1.22%) DB2
Development Applications
1 32 (2.18%) Subversion
2 21 (1.43%) Visual Studio
3 20 (1.36%) Team Foundation Server
4 15 (1.02%) Git (software)
4 15 (1.02%) QuickTest Pro
4 15 (1.02%) Oracle Forms
4 15 (1.02%) Eclipse
5 12 (0.82%) JIRA
5 12 (0.82%) Selenium
6 9 (0.61%) Toad
7 8 (0.54%) LoadRunner
8 7 (0.48%) JMeter
9 6 (0.41%) FrontPage
9 6 (0.41%) Expression Web
10 5 (0.34%) TeamCity
10 5 (0.34%) Axure RP
11 4 (0.27%) TortoiseSVN
11 4 (0.27%) ReSharper
12 3 (0.20%) Oracle APEX
13 2 (0.14%) Bugzilla
General
1 257 (17.48%) Finance
2 226 (15.37%) Marketing
3 144 (9.80%) Retail
4 128 (8.71%) Manufacturing
5 113 (7.69%) Telecoms
6 79 (5.37%) Banking
7 78 (5.31%) Automotive
8 59 (4.01%) Advertising
9 36 (2.45%) Legal
10 32 (2.18%) German Language
11 26 (1.77%) French Language
12 23 (1.56%) Publishing
12 23 (1.56%) Games
13 19 (1.29%) Italian Language
13 19 (1.29%) Spanish Language
14 15 (1.02%) Aerospace
15 13 (0.88%) Electronics
16 6 (0.41%) Law
16 6 (0.41%) Billing
16 6 (0.41%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 297 (20.20%) Developer
2 276 (18.78%) Analyst
3 221 (15.03%) Consultant
4 183 (12.45%) Business Analyst
5 141 (9.59%) Project Manager
6 79 (5.37%) SAP Consultant
7 61 (4.15%) Architect
8 59 (4.01%) Senior Manager
9 54 (3.67%) SAP MM Consultant
10 53 (3.61%) .NET Developer
11 43 (2.93%) Programmer
12 42 (2.86%) Senior Developer
12 42 (2.86%) C# Developer
13 41 (2.79%) Business Consultant
14 38 (2.59%) Senior Project Manager
14 38 (2.59%) Junior
14 38 (2.59%) Software Developer
15 37 (2.52%) Business Manager
16 33 (2.24%) Java Developer
17 30 (2.04%) Account Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 222 (15.10%) .NET
2 159 (10.82%) HTML
3 131 (8.91%) CSS
4 117 (7.96%) ASP.NET
5 84 (5.71%) XML
6 73 (4.97%) jQuery
7 69 (4.69%) Web Services
8 56 (3.81%) HTML5
9 38 (2.59%) CSS3
10 32 (2.18%) WinForms
11 29 (1.97%) WCF
12 28 (1.90%) .NET Framework
13 25 (1.70%) ASP.NET MVC
14 20 (1.36%) Hibernate
14 20 (1.36%) XSD
15 19 (1.29%) XHTML
16 18 (1.22%) Apache Flex
17 17 (1.16%) Twitter Bootstrap
18 16 (1.09%) LAMP
19 15 (1.02%) GWT
Miscellaneous
1 201 (13.67%) Life Science
2 162 (11.02%) Computer Science
3 57 (3.88%) Visualisation
4 55 (3.74%) FMCG
5 45 (3.06%) Biotechnology
6 41 (2.79%) Chemistry
7 39 (2.65%) Management Information System
8 38 (2.59%) Mobile App
9 34 (2.31%) Biology
10 33 (2.24%) NHS
11 32 (2.18%) PMI
12 29 (1.97%) Data Integration
13 28 (1.90%) Informatics
14 26 (1.77%) Enterprise Software
15 25 (1.70%) Statistics
16 24 (1.63%) Social Media
17 23 (1.56%) Mathematics
18 18 (1.22%) Open Source
19 17 (1.16%) Client/Server
20 12 (0.82%) E-Learning
Operating Systems
1 122 (8.30%) Windows
2 41 (2.79%) Linux
3 32 (2.18%) UNIX
4 25 (1.70%) Windows Server 2008
5 20 (1.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 16 (1.09%) Windows Server 2012
7 15 (1.02%) Windows Server 2003
8 12 (0.82%) CentOS
9 10 (0.68%) Windows 7
10 8 (0.54%) Android
11 7 (0.48%) Solaris
12 6 (0.41%) Apple iOS
13 5 (0.34%) Windows XP
14 4 (0.27%) AIX
14 4 (0.27%) Windows 2000 Server
15 3 (0.20%) HPUX
15 3 (0.20%) Windows 8
16 2 (0.14%) Windows Phone
16 2 (0.14%) Mac OS X
16 2 (0.14%) Windows CE
Processes & Methodologies
1 279 (18.98%) Project Management
2 232 (15.78%) Business Intelligence
3 149 (10.14%) CRM
4 133 (9.05%) Business Analysis
4 133 (9.05%) Analytics
5 129 (8.78%) Business Development
6 109 (7.41%) Data Management
7 107 (7.28%) PRINCE2
8 99 (6.73%) Validation
9 96 (6.53%) Agile Software Development
10 93 (6.33%) ETL
11 89 (6.05%) ERP
12 79 (5.37%) Stakeholder Management
13 75 (5.10%) Software Engineering
14 73 (4.97%) Change Management
14 73 (4.97%) UML
15 71 (4.83%) Information Management
16 68 (4.63%) Data Analysis
17 67 (4.56%) ITIL
18 60 (4.08%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 356 (24.22%) SQL
2 155 (10.54%) C#
3 122 (8.30%) JavaScript
4 94 (6.39%) Java
5 73 (4.97%) T-SQL
6 58 (3.95%) ABAP
7 46 (3.13%) VB.NET
8 45 (3.06%) C
9 40 (2.72%) PL/SQL
10 37 (2.52%) Python
11 36 (2.45%) C++
12 35 (2.38%) PHP
13 22 (1.50%) Perl
14 21 (1.43%) VB
15 19 (1.29%) ActionScript
16 18 (1.22%) VB6
16 18 (1.22%) R
17 13 (0.88%) VBA
18 10 (0.68%) Shell Script
19 8 (0.54%) Data Mining Extensions (DMX)
Qualifications
1 332 (22.59%) Degree
2 65 (4.42%) PhD
3 52 (3.54%) PMI Certification
4 41 (2.79%) ISEB
5 25 (1.70%) Microsoft Certification
6 24 (1.63%) MBA
6 24 (1.63%) PMP
7 20 (1.36%) CIPD
8 18 (1.22%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 18 (1.22%) HND
9 17 (1.16%) CBAP
10 14 (0.95%) MCSE
10 14 (0.95%) OCP
10 14 (0.95%) Oracle Certification
10 14 (0.95%) MCITP
11 13 (0.88%) ISTQB
12 11 (0.75%) Cisco Certification
13 10 (0.68%) RHCE
13 10 (0.68%) CCNA
14 9 (0.61%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 62 (4.22%) QA
2 34 (2.31%) Data Quality
3 26 (1.77%) SLA
4 25 (1.70%) GCP
5 24 (1.63%) GxP
6 21 (1.43%) ISO 9001
7 18 (1.22%) GAMP
8 15 (1.02%) 21 CFR Part 11
8 15 (1.02%) CDISC
9 11 (0.75%) PCI DSS
9 11 (0.75%) GMP
10 6 (0.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
11 4 (0.27%) GLP
11 4 (0.27%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 3 (0.20%) ISO 14001
12 3 (0.20%) COBIT
13 2 (0.14%) WAI
14 1 (0.068%) GAAP
System Software
1 47 (3.20%) Active Directory
2 20 (1.36%) Oracle RMAN
3 16 (1.09%) VMware Infrastructure
4 15 (1.02%) VMware ESX
5 13 (0.88%) vSphere
6 12 (0.82%) Hyper-V
7 4 (0.27%) XenApp
7 4 (0.27%) Oracle RAC
8 3 (0.20%) PowerHA
8 3 (0.20%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 3 (0.20%) Terminal Services
9 1 (0.068%) VMware Workstation
9 1 (0.068%) SAP ITS
Systems Management
1 14 (0.95%) SCCM
2 13 (0.88%) Norton AntiVirus
2 13 (0.88%) Backup Exec
3 11 (0.75%) SCOM
4 10 (0.68%) EMC NetWorker
4 10 (0.68%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 5 (0.34%) Tivoli
5 5 (0.34%) Tivoli Identity Manager
6 4 (0.27%) ARCserve
6 4 (0.27%) WSUS
6 4 (0.27%) Data Guard
6 4 (0.27%) HP Quality Center
6 4 (0.27%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 3 (0.20%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 2 (0.14%) Puppet
9 1 (0.068%) Opscode Chef
9 1 (0.068%) Ansible
9 1 (0.068%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 249 (16.94%) Oracle
2 234 (15.92%) Microsoft
3 207 (14.08%) SAP
4 89 (6.05%) Business Objects
5 72 (4.90%) Cognos
6 56 (3.81%) Tableau
7 40 (2.72%) Citrix
7 40 (2.72%) Informatica
8 39 (2.65%) VMware
9 36 (2.45%) Adobe
9 36 (2.45%) IBM
10 35 (2.38%) MicroStrategy
11 33 (2.24%) Salesforce.com
12 26 (1.77%) Hyperion
13 21 (1.43%) Cisco
14 20 (1.36%) Red Hat
15 19 (1.29%) Symantec
16 18 (1.22%) Siebel
17 13 (0.88%) EMC
18 12 (0.82%) HP
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