Period
to 20 September 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for GxP skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited GxP over the 6 months to 20 September 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

GxP
UK > England
6 months to
20 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 901 665 1060
Rank change year-on-year -236 +395 +84
Permanent jobs citing GxP 86 15 16
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 0.081% 0.033% 0.012%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.55% 0.26% 0.087%
Number of salaries quoted 18 14 12
10th Percentile £40,475 £34,300 £28,250
25th Percentile £42,500 £38,750 £35,281
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £51,750 £42,500 £63,750
Median % change year-on-year +21.76% -33.33% +16.97%
75th Percentile £57,500 £47,500 £88,594
90th Percentile £81,250 £56,250 £90,000
UK median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £58,750
% change year-on-year +5.88% -27.66% +7.80%

GxP is in the Quality Assurance and Compliance category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills.

All Quality Assurance and Compliance Skills
England
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills 15,602 5,715 18,343
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 14.63% 12.64% 14.05%
Number of salaries quoted 10,000 4,545 13,738
10th Percentile £31,250 £31,250 £28,250
25th Percentile £41,250 £41,250 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year - +10.00% -
75th Percentile £72,500 £71,250 £68,750
90th Percentile £87,500 £87,500 £83,750
UK median annual salary £53,500 £55,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year -2.73% +10.00% -

GxP
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing GxP as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for GxP in England

GxP
Salary Trend in England

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing GxP in England.

Salary trend for GxP in England

GxP
Salary Histogram in England

Salary distribution for jobs citing GxP in England over the 6 months to 20 September 2021.

Salary histogram for GxP in England

GxP
Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing GxP within the England region over the 6 months to 20 September 2021. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
East of England -49 47 £90,000 +111.76% 6
Midlands - 13 £47,500 - 1
West Midlands - 11 £47,500 -
London -218 9 £120,000 +26.32% 1
South East - 9 £51,750 - 2
South West -79 6 £36,500 -8.75% 3
North West -89 2 - - 1
North of England -116 2 - - 1
East Midlands - 2 - - 1
GxP
UK

For the 6 months to 20 September 2021, IT jobs citing GxP also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the England region with a requirement for GxP.

1 54 (62.79%) Life Science
2 50 (58.14%) Pharmaceutical
3 43 (50.00%) Degree
4 42 (48.84%) Social Skills
5 41 (47.67%) Computer Science
6 33 (38.37%) AWS
7 32 (37.21%) Computer Science Degree
8 31 (36.05%) Agile Software Development
8 31 (36.05%) SQL
9 29 (33.72%) Validation
10 28 (32.56%) Kubernetes
11 26 (30.23%) Software Engineering
12 25 (29.07%) Data Analysis
13 24 (27.91%) Data Science
14 23 (26.74%) Scrum
15 21 (24.42%) 21 CFR Part 11
15 21 (24.42%) Project Management
15 21 (24.42%) Machine Learning
16 20 (23.26%) Microsoft
16 20 (23.26%) Artificial Intelligence
17 19 (22.09%) Docker
17 19 (22.09%) DevOps
18 18 (20.93%) Natural Language Processing
18 18 (20.93%) Open Source
18 18 (20.93%) Computer Vision
18 18 (20.93%) PhD
19 17 (19.77%) Python
19 17 (19.77%) Serverless
19 17 (19.77%) Predictive Modelling
19 17 (19.77%) Microservices

GxP
Co-occurring IT Skills in England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 15 (17.44%) Apache Spark
2 8 (9.30%) SharePoint
3 5 (5.81%) Documentum
4 2 (2.33%) CMS
4 2 (2.33%) SAS
5 1 (1.16%) OpenStack
Applications
1 8 (9.30%) Microsoft Excel
2 6 (6.98%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 4 (4.65%) Microsoft Office
4 1 (1.16%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (3.49%) TrackWise
Cloud Services
1 33 (38.37%) AWS
2 17 (19.77%) Serverless
3 13 (15.12%) Azure
4 9 (10.47%) Veeva
5 5 (5.81%) SaaS
6 3 (3.49%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (2.33%) Amazon EC2
7 2 (2.33%) AWS Lambda
8 1 (1.16%) Collibra
8 1 (1.16%) Power Platform
8 1 (1.16%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
8 1 (1.16%) Salesforce Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.16%) Firewall
1 1 (1.16%) InfiniBand
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (17.44%) Hadoop
2 13 (15.12%) PostgreSQL
3 10 (11.63%) Metadata
4 8 (9.30%) Big Data
5 7 (8.14%) Data Lake
6 4 (4.65%) Tableau
7 2 (2.33%) EDMS
7 2 (2.33%) Relational Database
7 2 (2.33%) Spotfire
8 1 (1.16%) Data Vault
8 1 (1.16%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (1.16%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
8 1 (1.16%) Power BI
8 1 (1.16%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 1 (1.16%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 1 (1.16%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 6 (6.98%) Jenkins
2 1 (1.16%) JIRA
General
1 50 (58.14%) Pharmaceutical
2 42 (48.84%) Social Skills
3 16 (18.60%) Manufacturing
4 9 (10.47%) Games
5 8 (9.30%) Analytical Skills
5 8 (9.30%) Organisational Skills
6 7 (8.14%) Presentation Skills
7 4 (4.65%) Finance
8 1 (1.16%) Back Office
8 1 (1.16%) Legal
8 1 (1.16%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 19 (22.09%) Analyst
2 9 (10.47%) Data Science Leader
3 8 (9.30%) Developer
3 8 (9.30%) Software Developer
4 7 (8.14%) Architect
4 7 (8.14%) Business Analyst
4 7 (8.14%) Full Stack Developer
4 7 (8.14%) Lead Business Analyst
4 7 (8.14%) Systems Analyst
5 6 (6.98%) Operations Engineer
5 6 (6.98%) Project Manager
6 5 (5.81%) Data Analyst
6 5 (5.81%) Data Manager
6 5 (5.81%) Software Architect
7 4 (4.65%) Business IT Analyst
7 4 (4.65%) Business Systems Analyst
7 4 (4.65%) IT Analyst
7 4 (4.65%) Quality Analyst
7 4 (4.65%) Senior Manager
7 4 (4.65%) Senior Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (17.44%) .NET
1 15 (17.44%) REST
2 13 (15.12%) .NET Core
2 13 (15.12%) .NET Framework
2 13 (15.12%) AngularJS
2 13 (15.12%) ASP.NET
2 13 (15.12%) ASP.NET Core
2 13 (15.12%) Entity Framework
2 13 (15.12%) Middleware
2 13 (15.12%) Swagger
3 2 (2.33%) GraphQL
3 2 (2.33%) Shiny
3 2 (2.33%) SOAP
3 2 (2.33%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 54 (62.79%) Life Science
2 16 (18.60%) Cloud Native
3 15 (17.44%) Algorithms
4 14 (16.28%) Social Media
5 12 (13.95%) Client/Server
6 8 (9.30%) Management Information System
7 7 (8.14%) Reference Data
8 6 (6.98%) Biotechnology
9 4 (4.65%) Pharmacovigilance
10 3 (3.49%) Self-Motivation
11 2 (2.33%) Enterprise Cloud
11 2 (2.33%) Enterprise Software
11 2 (2.33%) Greenfield Project
12 1 (1.16%) Data Centre
12 1 (1.16%) LIMS
12 1 (1.16%) Private Cloud
12 1 (1.16%) Public Cloud
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (47.67%) Computer Science
2 31 (36.05%) Agile Software Development
3 29 (33.72%) Validation
4 26 (30.23%) Software Engineering
5 25 (29.07%) Data Analysis
6 24 (27.91%) Data Science
7 23 (26.74%) Scrum
8 21 (24.42%) Machine Learning
8 21 (24.42%) Project Management
9 20 (23.26%) Artificial Intelligence
10 19 (22.09%) DevOps
11 18 (20.93%) Computer Vision
11 18 (20.93%) Natural Language Processing
11 18 (20.93%) Open Source
12 17 (19.77%) Microservices
12 17 (19.77%) Predictive Modelling
13 16 (18.60%) Data Management
14 15 (17.44%) Deep Learning
14 15 (17.44%) Use Case
15 14 (16.28%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 31 (36.05%) SQL
2 17 (19.77%) Python
3 15 (17.44%) C#
4 13 (15.12%) TypeScript
5 4 (4.65%) Java
6 2 (2.33%) R
6 2 (2.33%) VB.NET
7 1 (1.16%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
7 1 (1.16%) JavaScript
7 1 (1.16%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 43 (50.00%) Degree
2 32 (37.21%) Computer Science Degree
3 18 (20.93%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (24.42%) 21 CFR Part 11
2 13 (15.12%) QA
3 6 (6.98%) Good Clinical Practice
4 5 (5.81%) GDPR
4 5 (5.81%) HIPAA
5 2 (2.33%) CDISC
5 2 (2.33%) GMP
5 2 (2.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (2.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (1.16%) GAMP
6 1 (1.16%) ISO 9001
6 1 (1.16%) ITGC
System Software
1 19 (22.09%) Docker
2 1 (1.16%) Slurm Workload Manager
Systems Management
1 28 (32.56%) Kubernetes
2 6 (6.98%) Ansible
2 6 (6.98%) Kubeflow
2 6 (6.98%) Terraform
Vendors
1 20 (23.26%) Microsoft
2 14 (16.28%) Facebook
2 14 (16.28%) Instagram
3 13 (15.12%) Agilent
4 9 (10.47%) Dataiku
5 5 (5.81%) OpenText
6 2 (2.33%) Oracle
6 2 (2.33%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (1.16%) Citrix
7 1 (1.16%) LabWare
7 1 (1.16%) SAP
7 1 (1.16%) Talend