Period
to 3 March 2021

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Pharmaceutical in permanent job vacancies advertised in England. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Pharmaceutical over the 6 months to 3 March 2021 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Pharmaceutical (Pharma)
UK > England
6 months to
3 Mar 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 364 603 603
Rank change year-on-year +239 0 +35
Permanent jobs citing Pharmaceutical 520 422 574
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 0.77% 0.37% 0.41%
As % of the General category 1.98% 0.93% 1.00%
Number of salaries quoted 248 308 383
Median annual salary £55,000 £47,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +15.79% -5.00% -4.76%
10th Percentile £31,100 £27,750 £27,500
90th Percentile £88,250 £95,000 £86,000
UK median annual salary £55,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +15.79% - -5.00%

Pharmaceutical is in the General Skills 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 common skills.

All General Skills
England
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for common skills 26,267 45,421 57,133
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 38.69% 40.27% 41.20%
Number of salaries quoted 20,046 35,171 44,409
Median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.35% +4.55% +5.77%
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,250 £30,750
90th Percentile £97,500 £95,000 £90,550
UK median annual salary £60,000 £55,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year +8.11% +0.91% +10.00%

Pharmaceutical
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for Pharmaceutical in England

Pharmaceutical
Salary Trend in England

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

Salary trend for Pharmaceutical in England

Pharmaceutical
Salary Histogram in England

Salary distribution for jobs citing Pharmaceutical in England over the 6 months to 3 March 2021.

Salary histogram for Pharmaceutical in England

Pharmaceutical
Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Pharmaceutical within the England region over the 6 months to 3 March 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
South East +216 217 £55,000 +34.15% 65
London +176 156 £65,000 +4.00% 71
East of England +82 52 £45,000 -1.30% 60
North of England +62 41 £39,750 -9.14% 58
North West +46 29 £42,500 -5.56% 28
Midlands +20 20 £40,000 +6.67% 38
South West +37 16 £45,000 +20.00% 28
East Midlands +20 13 £35,000 -9.09% 16
Yorkshire +35 9 £32,500 -18.75% 19
West Midlands +29 6 £41,000 +21.48% 21
North East +18 3 £47,500 - 11
Pharmaceutical
UK

For the 6 months to 3 March 2021, IT jobs citing Pharmaceutical 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 Pharmaceutical.

1 156 (30.00%) Manufacturing
2 155 (29.81%) Project Management
3 131 (25.19%) Information Security
4 130 (25.00%) Management Information System
5 127 (24.42%) GDPR
6 125 (24.04%) Matrix Organization
7 122 (23.46%) Law
7 122 (23.46%) Legal
8 118 (22.69%) Data Protection
9 100 (19.23%) Agile Software Development
10 77 (14.81%) Life Science
11 75 (14.42%) Degree
12 62 (11.92%) Analytics
13 57 (10.96%) Validation
14 54 (10.38%) Azure
15 52 (10.00%) JavaScript
16 48 (9.23%) QA
16 48 (9.23%) Analytical Skills
17 44 (8.46%) SAS
18 42 (8.08%) Stakeholder Management
18 42 (8.08%) Software Engineering
19 40 (7.69%) Java
19 40 (7.69%) Problem-Solving
20 38 (7.31%) Microsoft
21 37 (7.12%) Computer Science
22 35 (6.73%) Finance
23 34 (6.54%) Mentoring
24 33 (6.35%) Data Science
24 33 (6.35%) .NET
24 33 (6.35%) SAP

Pharmaceutical
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 44 (8.46%) SAS
2 9 (1.73%) SharePoint
3 8 (1.54%) CMS
4 6 (1.15%) WordPress
5 5 (0.96%) MS Exchange
6 4 (0.77%) Apache Spark
7 3 (0.58%) Drupal
8 2 (0.38%) Elasticsearch
8 2 (0.38%) IIS
8 2 (0.38%) SharePoint 2013
9 1 (0.19%) Apache Pig
9 1 (0.19%) Confluence
9 1 (0.19%) Jupyter
9 1 (0.19%) Liferay
9 1 (0.19%) Site Server
Applications
1 17 (3.27%) Microsoft Office
2 16 (3.08%) Microsoft Excel
3 7 (1.35%) Spreadsheet
4 4 (0.77%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 3 (0.58%) Microsoft Project
6 2 (0.38%) MS Visio
7 1 (0.19%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 23 (4.42%) SAP S/4HANA
2 4 (0.77%) SAP MM
3 3 (0.58%) Primavera
3 3 (0.58%) SAP HR
3 3 (0.58%) SAP PM
3 3 (0.58%) SAP PS
3 3 (0.58%) SAP SD
4 2 (0.38%) NetSuite
5 1 (0.19%) BambooHR
5 1 (0.19%) Misys Midas
5 1 (0.19%) Sage X3
5 1 (0.19%) SAP CRM
5 1 (0.19%) SAP MDM
5 1 (0.19%) SAP PP
5 1 (0.19%) SAP QM
5 1 (0.19%) SAP R/3
5 1 (0.19%) TrackWise
Cloud Services
1 54 (10.38%) Azure
2 33 (6.35%) AWS
3 22 (4.23%) SaaS
4 14 (2.69%) BrowserStack
5 12 (2.31%) PaaS
5 12 (2.31%) Veeva
6 11 (2.12%) Power Platform
7 10 (1.92%) AWS CloudFormation
7 10 (1.92%) Microsoft 365
8 7 (1.35%) GCP
9 2 (0.38%) Amazon EMR
9 2 (0.38%) Amazon S3
9 2 (0.38%) Amazon SQS
9 2 (0.38%) Azure Active Directory
9 2 (0.38%) Cloud Computing
9 2 (0.38%) Dynamics 365
9 2 (0.38%) G Suite
9 2 (0.38%) Google Analytics
9 2 (0.38%) IaaS
10 1 (0.19%) Azure Machine Learning
Communications & Networking
1 11 (2.12%) Firewall
2 7 (1.35%) DNS
3 5 (0.96%) DHCP
3 5 (0.96%) Fibre Channel
4 4 (0.77%) Unified Communications
4 4 (0.77%) VPN
5 2 (0.38%) Internet
5 2 (0.38%) Intranet
6 1 (0.19%) HTTP
6 1 (0.19%) IPsec
6 1 (0.19%) LAN
6 1 (0.19%) SAN
6 1 (0.19%) WAN
6 1 (0.19%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (3.65%) Big Data
2 15 (2.88%) SQL Server
3 14 (2.69%) MySQL
4 12 (2.31%) NoSQL
5 11 (2.12%) Power BI
6 10 (1.92%) Relational Database
6 10 (1.92%) Tableau
7 8 (1.54%) Data Warehouse
8 7 (1.35%) Electronic Patient Records
9 5 (0.96%) Base SAS
10 4 (0.77%) GIS
11 3 (0.58%) Amazon Redshift
11 3 (0.58%) Apache Hive
11 3 (0.58%) BigQuery
11 3 (0.58%) Data Lake
11 3 (0.58%) Hadoop
11 3 (0.58%) Neo4j
11 3 (0.58%) Spotfire
12 2 (0.38%) Qlik Sense
12 2 (0.38%) Redshift Spectrum
Development Applications
1 19 (3.65%) Jenkins
2 14 (2.69%) Appium
2 14 (2.69%) Git (software)
2 14 (2.69%) Postman
2 14 (2.69%) Selenium
3 8 (1.54%) JIRA
3 8 (1.54%) Visual Studio
3 8 (1.54%) Visual Studio Code
4 4 (0.77%) gulp
4 4 (0.77%) TeamCity
5 3 (0.58%) Bitbucket
6 2 (0.38%) Mercurial
6 2 (0.38%) Octopus Deploy
6 2 (0.38%) SpecFlow
6 2 (0.38%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (0.38%) TestRail
6 2 (0.38%) webpack
7 1 (0.19%) Axure RP
7 1 (0.19%) Valgrind
7 1 (0.19%) WebDriver
General
1 156 (30.00%) Manufacturing
2 122 (23.46%) Law
2 122 (23.46%) Legal
3 35 (6.73%) Finance
4 33 (6.35%) Marketing
5 10 (1.92%) Retail
6 8 (1.54%) French Language
6 8 (1.54%) Telecoms
7 7 (1.35%) German Language
8 6 (1.15%) Czech Language
8 6 (1.15%) Italian Language
9 5 (0.96%) Spanish Language
10 4 (0.77%) Advertising
10 4 (0.77%) Public Sector
10 4 (0.77%) Publishing
11 3 (0.58%) Banking
12 2 (0.38%) Aerospace
12 2 (0.38%) Automotive
12 2 (0.38%) Electronics
12 2 (0.38%) Humanities
Job Titles
1 120 (23.08%) Administrator
2 112 (21.54%) Data Administrator
3 42 (8.08%) Programmer
4 35 (6.73%) Developer
5 34 (6.54%) Consultant
6 33 (6.35%) Analyst
7 31 (5.96%) Statistical Programmer
8 29 (5.58%) Architect
9 27 (5.19%) Software Engineer
10 21 (4.04%) Security Administrator
11 19 (3.65%) Solutions Architect
12 16 (3.08%) Senior Programmer
13 14 (2.69%) Project Manager
13 14 (2.69%) Tester
14 13 (2.50%) Automation Tester
14 13 (2.50%) Software Tester
15 12 (2.31%) .NET Developer
15 12 (2.31%) Senior Statistical Programmer
16 11 (2.12%) Java Engineer
16 11 (2.12%) Senior Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (6.35%) .NET
2 30 (5.77%) HTML
3 28 (5.38%) CSS
4 13 (2.50%) XML
5 12 (2.31%) AngularJS
5 12 (2.31%) React
5 12 (2.31%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 10 (1.92%) Hibernate
7 8 (1.54%) Blazor
7 8 (1.54%) Web Services
8 7 (1.35%) HTML5
8 7 (1.35%) RESTful
9 6 (1.15%) ASP.NET
9 6 (1.15%) Node.js
9 6 (1.15%) Spring
9 6 (1.15%) Spring Boot
10 5 (0.96%) Laravel
10 5 (0.96%) Symfony
11 4 (0.77%) Django
12 3 (0.58%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 130 (25.00%) Management Information System
2 77 (14.81%) Life Science
3 48 (9.23%) Analytical Skills
4 31 (5.96%) Self-Motivation
5 27 (5.19%) Biotechnology
6 16 (3.08%) FMCG
7 13 (2.50%) User Experience
8 12 (2.31%) Mobile App
8 12 (2.31%) NHS
9 9 (1.73%) SCADA
10 8 (1.54%) Data Structures
10 8 (1.54%) Enterprise Software
10 8 (1.54%) Pharmacovigilance
10 8 (1.54%) Social Media
11 6 (1.15%) Animation
11 6 (1.15%) Data Centre
12 5 (0.96%) Virtual Team
13 4 (0.77%) Algorithms
13 4 (0.77%) Public Cloud
14 3 (0.58%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 24 (4.62%) Windows
2 19 (3.65%) Apple iOS
3 16 (3.08%) Android
3 16 (3.08%) Linux
4 12 (2.31%) Windows Server
5 3 (0.58%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (0.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (0.38%) Unix
6 2 (0.38%) Windows Server 2016
7 1 (0.19%) Windows 10
7 1 (0.19%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 155 (29.81%) Project Management
2 131 (25.19%) Information Security
3 125 (24.04%) Matrix Organization
4 118 (22.69%) Data Protection
5 100 (19.23%) Agile Software Development
6 62 (11.92%) Analytics
7 57 (10.96%) Validation
8 42 (8.08%) Software Engineering
8 42 (8.08%) Stakeholder Management
9 40 (7.69%) Problem-Solving
10 37 (7.12%) Computer Science
11 34 (6.54%) Mentoring
12 33 (6.35%) Data Science
12 33 (6.35%) Test Automation
13 32 (6.15%) Business Intelligence
14 30 (5.77%) Statistics
15 29 (5.58%) Data Analysis
15 29 (5.58%) DevOps
15 29 (5.58%) Mathematics
16 28 (5.38%) Data Management
Programming Languages
1 52 (10.00%) JavaScript
2 40 (7.69%) Java
3 28 (5.38%) SQL
4 26 (5.00%) Python
5 21 (4.04%) C#
6 18 (3.46%) R
7 14 (2.69%) TypeScript
8 10 (1.92%) PHP
9 8 (1.54%) ES6
9 8 (1.54%) SAS Macro
10 4 (0.77%) PL/1
11 3 (0.58%) Bash Shell
11 3 (0.58%) C
11 3 (0.58%) Go
12 2 (0.38%) Embedded C
12 2 (0.38%) Kotlin
12 2 (0.38%) PowerShell
12 2 (0.38%) Shell Script
13 1 (0.19%) Apple Swift
13 1 (0.19%) ML
Qualifications
1 75 (14.42%) Degree
2 13 (2.50%) PhD
3 10 (1.92%) Master's Degree
3 10 (1.92%) Numerate Degree
4 8 (1.54%) SC Cleared
4 8 (1.54%) Security Cleared
5 7 (1.35%) PMI Certification
6 6 (1.15%) Computer Science Degree
6 6 (1.15%) PMP
7 4 (0.77%) HND
7 4 (0.77%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 4 (0.77%) TOGAF Certification
8 2 (0.38%) Postgraduate
9 1 (0.19%) APMP
9 1 (0.19%) AWS Certification
9 1 (0.19%) CCNA
9 1 (0.19%) CCNP
9 1 (0.19%) Cisco Certification
9 1 (0.19%) VCAP
9 1 (0.19%) VCDX
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 127 (24.42%) GDPR
2 48 (9.23%) QA
3 33 (6.35%) CDISC
4 21 (4.04%) GMP
5 17 (3.27%) Good Clinical Practice
6 15 (2.88%) GAMP
7 14 (2.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 11 (2.12%) ISO 9001
9 10 (1.92%) GxP
10 9 (1.73%) 21 CFR Part 11
11 5 (0.96%) Data Quality
12 4 (0.77%) GLP
13 2 (0.38%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 2 (0.38%) SLA
14 1 (0.19%) HIPAA
14 1 (0.19%) HL7
14 1 (0.19%) ISO 13485
14 1 (0.19%) ITGC
14 1 (0.19%) PMO
System Software
1 11 (2.12%) Active Directory
2 10 (1.92%) Docker
3 2 (0.38%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.19%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 1 (0.19%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 15 (2.88%) Terraform
2 11 (2.12%) Puppet
3 9 (1.73%) Ansible
4 8 (1.54%) Kubernetes
5 7 (1.35%) Opscode Chef
6 5 (0.96%) SCCM
7 2 (0.38%) Microsoft Intune
8 1 (0.19%) CASB
8 1 (0.19%) Kibana
Vendors
1 38 (7.31%) Microsoft
2 33 (6.35%) SAP
3 8 (1.54%) Google
4 7 (1.35%) Citrix
4 7 (1.35%) Oracle
5 6 (1.15%) Dell
5 6 (1.15%) VMware
6 5 (0.96%) EMC
6 5 (0.96%) Facebook
6 5 (0.96%) McAfee
6 5 (0.96%) SolarWinds
7 4 (0.77%) Instagram
7 4 (0.77%) NetApp
7 4 (0.77%) Salesforce.com
8 3 (0.58%) Atlassian
8 3 (0.58%) IBM
9 2 (0.38%) Marketo
9 2 (0.38%) Red Hat
9 2 (0.38%) Siemens
9 2 (0.38%) Talend