Period
to 21 September 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 21 September 2021 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Pharmaceutical (Pharma)
UK > England
6 months to
21 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 240 471 592
Rank change year-on-year +231 +121 +48
Permanent jobs citing Pharmaceutical 1,521 207 543
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 1.42% 0.45% 0.42%
As % of the General category 2.45% 0.87% 0.75%
Number of salaries quoted 369 159 409
10th Percentile £33,700 £36,750 £29,000
25th Percentile £42,500 £45,375 £38,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £60,000 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year -8.33% +14.29% -4.55%
75th Percentile £75,000 £82,500 £75,000
90th Percentile £86,500 £95,000 £95,000
UK median annual salary £53,000 £58,750 £52,500
% change year-on-year -9.79% +11.90% -

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 62,128 23,732 72,492
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 57.84% 52.10% 55.90%
Number of salaries quoted 39,011 19,060 55,627
10th Percentile £31,500 £32,500 £28,500
25th Percentile £42,500 £42,500 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £57,500 £57,500 £52,728
Median % change year-on-year - +9.05% +5.46%
75th Percentile £78,750 £77,500 £72,500
90th Percentile £96,330 £97,500 £90,000
UK median annual salary £57,500 £57,500 £52,500
% change year-on-year - +9.52% +5.00%

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 21 September 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 21 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
London +100 541 £62,500 -18.03% 80
East of England +96 397 £55,000 +22.22% 53
South East +46 314 £60,000 +4.35% 35
North of England -9 124 £47,500 +1.60% 40
North West -1 89 £47,500 +4.40% 29
Midlands -72 58 £50,000 -9.09% 19
South West -73 49 £41,500 -9.78% 14
East Midlands -37 37 £42,750 -22.27% 9
Yorkshire - 29 £44,000 - 10
West Midlands -84 19 £53,500 - 10
North East -35 6 £35,000 -26.32% 1
Pharmaceutical
UK

For the 6 months to 21 September 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.

1 590 (38.79%) Degree
2 486 (31.95%) Social Skills
3 472 (31.03%) Life Science
3 472 (31.03%) Agile Software Development
4 296 (19.46%) Computer Science
5 257 (16.90%) Analytics
6 248 (16.31%) Project Management
7 244 (16.04%) Problem-Solving
8 226 (14.86%) Data Management
9 202 (13.28%) SQL
10 195 (12.82%) Python
11 190 (12.49%) Data Science
12 188 (12.36%) Mathematics
13 187 (12.29%) SAS
14 183 (12.03%) Analytical Skills
15 182 (11.97%) Manufacturing
15 182 (11.97%) Marketing
16 174 (11.44%) Finance
17 171 (11.24%) Validation
18 168 (11.05%) Microsoft
19 165 (10.85%) Statistics
20 164 (10.78%) Software Engineering
21 161 (10.59%) Data Analysis
22 154 (10.12%) .NET
23 153 (10.06%) Mentoring
24 148 (9.73%) Biotechnology
25 138 (9.07%) JavaScript
26 133 (8.74%) Visualisation
27 132 (8.68%) C#
28 129 (8.48%) AWS

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
1 187 (12.29%) SAS
2 60 (3.94%) CMS
3 49 (3.22%) SharePoint
4 25 (1.64%) WordPress
5 21 (1.38%) Apache Spark
6 20 (1.31%) Confluence
7 19 (1.25%) Documentum
8 14 (0.92%) Headless CMS
8 14 (0.92%) IIS
9 12 (0.79%) Sitecore CMS
9 12 (0.79%) Umbraco
10 11 (0.72%) Drupal
11 7 (0.46%) Elasticsearch
11 7 (0.46%) Joomla!
12 6 (0.39%) MS Exchange
12 6 (0.39%) SugarCRM
13 5 (0.33%) Apache Solr
13 5 (0.33%) Ethereum
13 5 (0.33%) Moodle
14 2 (0.13%) Cloud Foundry
Applications
1 77 (5.06%) Microsoft Excel
2 63 (4.14%) Microsoft Office
3 57 (3.75%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 44 (2.89%) Microsoft Project
5 22 (1.45%) Spreadsheet
6 13 (0.85%) Sketch
7 11 (0.72%) Figma
8 8 (0.53%) MS Visio
9 7 (0.46%) Adobe XD
9 7 (0.46%) InVision
10 5 (0.33%) SPSS
10 5 (0.33%) Stata
11 3 (0.20%) Adobe Illustrator
11 3 (0.20%) Photoshop
12 2 (0.13%) Chatbot
13 1 (0.066%) Adobe Creative Suite
13 1 (0.066%) InDesign
13 1 (0.066%) OmniGraffle
13 1 (0.066%) SOLIDWORKS
13 1 (0.066%) Zeplin
Business Applications
1 21 (1.38%) TrackWise
2 11 (0.72%) Sage 200
3 10 (0.66%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 9 (0.59%) BambooHR
5 6 (0.39%) Sage 1000
5 6 (0.39%) SAP S/4HANA
6 4 (0.26%) Dynamics CRM
6 4 (0.26%) Maximo
6 4 (0.26%) SAP Business One
6 4 (0.26%) SAP ERP
6 4 (0.26%) SAP IBP
7 3 (0.20%) SAP SD
8 2 (0.13%) Dynamics NAV
8 2 (0.13%) NetSuite
8 2 (0.13%) SAP SCM
8 2 (0.13%) Sprinklr
8 2 (0.13%) WebTrends
9 1 (0.066%) Adobe Campaign
9 1 (0.066%) SAP EHS
9 1 (0.066%) Unica
Cloud Services
1 129 (8.48%) AWS
2 125 (8.22%) Azure
3 106 (6.97%) SaaS
4 74 (4.87%) Veeva
5 49 (3.22%) GCP
6 46 (3.02%) Microsoft 365
7 42 (2.76%) Power Platform
8 32 (2.10%) GitHub
9 27 (1.78%) Serverless
10 18 (1.18%) Cloudflare
11 17 (1.12%) Heroku
12 15 (0.99%) PaaS
13 14 (0.92%) Azure Service Bus
14 12 (0.79%) IaaS
14 12 (0.79%) OneDrive
15 11 (0.72%) Mimecast
15 11 (0.72%) Slack
16 10 (0.66%) Amazon ECS
16 10 (0.66%) Amazon SageMaker
16 10 (0.66%) AWS Fargate
Communications & Networking
1 22 (1.45%) Firewall
2 17 (1.12%) TCP/IP
2 17 (1.12%) VPN
3 13 (0.85%) DNS
3 13 (0.85%) SSL
4 11 (0.72%) DHCP
4 11 (0.72%) IPsec
4 11 (0.72%) VLAN
4 11 (0.72%) VoIP
5 8 (0.53%) HTTP
6 6 (0.39%) Intranet
7 5 (0.33%) Wireless
8 4 (0.26%) LAN
8 4 (0.26%) Unified Communications
8 4 (0.26%) WAN
9 3 (0.20%) IP Telephony
9 3 (0.20%) MPLS
10 2 (0.13%) Internet
10 2 (0.13%) Network Security
10 2 (0.13%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 67 (4.40%) SQL Server
2 65 (4.27%) MySQL
3 63 (4.14%) Metadata
4 53 (3.48%) PostgreSQL
5 49 (3.22%) Relational Database
6 42 (2.76%) Power BI
7 35 (2.30%) Electronic Patient Records
8 34 (2.24%) Tableau
9 23 (1.51%) Big Data
10 22 (1.45%) Hadoop
11 18 (1.18%) NoSQL
11 18 (1.18%) OLTP
12 17 (1.12%) Redis
13 16 (1.05%) Spotfire
14 14 (0.92%) Base SAS
14 14 (0.92%) Data Warehouse
15 13 (0.85%) Data Mining
16 10 (0.66%) Data Lake
16 10 (0.66%) RDBMS
17 9 (0.59%) Neo4j
Development Applications
1 91 (5.98%) JIRA
2 59 (3.88%) Git (software)
3 41 (2.70%) webpack
4 30 (1.97%) Axure RP
5 25 (1.64%) Cypress.io
5 25 (1.64%) Team Foundation Server
6 21 (1.38%) Mocha
6 21 (1.38%) Visual Studio
7 18 (1.18%) Oracle Forms
8 17 (1.12%) CircleCI
8 17 (1.12%) RSpec
9 13 (0.85%) Cucumber
10 10 (0.66%) Selenium
11 8 (0.53%) Babel
11 8 (0.53%) PostCSS
12 5 (0.33%) Jasmine
13 4 (0.26%) Jenkins
13 4 (0.26%) Ranorex
13 4 (0.26%) SpecFlow
13 4 (0.26%) TeamCity
General
1 486 (31.95%) Social Skills
2 183 (12.03%) Analytical Skills
3 182 (11.97%) Manufacturing
3 182 (11.97%) Marketing
4 174 (11.44%) Finance
5 90 (5.92%) Retail
6 72 (4.73%) Presentation Skills
7 64 (4.21%) Law
8 53 (3.48%) Organisational Skills
9 47 (3.09%) Legal
10 43 (2.83%) Influencing Skills
11 38 (2.50%) Public Sector
11 38 (2.50%) Telecoms
12 36 (2.37%) Games
13 34 (2.24%) Publishing
14 27 (1.78%) Advertising
15 24 (1.58%) Social Science
16 23 (1.51%) French Language
16 23 (1.51%) German Language
17 22 (1.45%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 167 (10.98%) Programmer
2 154 (10.12%) Developer
3 148 (9.73%) Analyst
4 109 (7.17%) Consultant
5 97 (6.38%) Statistical Programmer
6 71 (4.67%) Software Engineer
7 65 (4.27%) Project Manager
8 54 (3.55%) Senior Programmer
9 50 (3.29%) Data Manager
10 48 (3.16%) Architect
11 42 (2.76%) IT Manager
12 40 (2.63%) Senior Manager
13 39 (2.56%) Data Consultant
14 37 (2.43%) .NET Developer
15 33 (2.17%) Strategy Consultant
16 30 (1.97%) Administrator
16 30 (1.97%) Data Scientist
16 30 (1.97%) Product Owner
17 29 (1.91%) Senior Consultant
17 29 (1.91%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 154 (10.12%) .NET
2 87 (5.72%) HTML
3 83 (5.46%) React
4 67 (4.40%) CSS
5 55 (3.62%) Node.js
6 45 (2.96%) Vue.js
7 43 (2.83%) Sass
8 38 (2.50%) HTML5
9 36 (2.37%) ASP.NET
9 36 (2.37%) GraphQL
9 36 (2.37%) REST
10 35 (2.30%) AngularJS
11 32 (2.10%) Web Services
12 30 (1.97%) .NET Core
12 30 (1.97%) Redux
13 29 (1.91%) .NET Framework
14 26 (1.71%) Jest
15 25 (1.64%) Django
16 20 (1.31%) ASP.NET MVC
16 20 (1.31%) Laravel
Miscellaneous
1 472 (31.03%) Life Science
2 148 (9.73%) Biotechnology
3 122 (8.02%) Social Media
4 120 (7.89%) Management Information System
5 109 (7.17%) User Experience
6 72 (4.73%) Algorithms
7 61 (4.01%) Self-Motivation
8 43 (2.83%) NHS
9 41 (2.70%) Virtual Team
10 39 (2.56%) Pharmacovigilance
11 36 (2.37%) Greenfield Project
12 34 (2.24%) Data Structures
13 28 (1.84%) Mobile App
14 26 (1.71%) Digital Media
15 25 (1.64%) Enterprise Software
16 24 (1.58%) PMI
17 19 (1.25%) Cloud Native
17 19 (1.25%) LIMS
18 18 (1.18%) Reference Data
19 17 (1.12%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 62 (4.08%) Windows
2 45 (2.96%) Android
2 45 (2.96%) Apple iOS
3 30 (1.97%) Windows Server
4 20 (1.31%) Windows 10
5 13 (0.85%) Windows Server 2012
6 12 (0.79%) Windows Server 2019
7 6 (0.39%) Linux
7 6 (0.39%) Windows 8
7 6 (0.39%) Windows XP
8 1 (0.066%) CentOS
8 1 (0.066%) Ubuntu
8 1 (0.066%) Unix
8 1 (0.066%) VMS
8 1 (0.066%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 472 (31.03%) Agile Software Development
2 296 (19.46%) Computer Science
3 257 (16.90%) Analytics
4 248 (16.31%) Project Management
5 244 (16.04%) Problem-Solving
6 226 (14.86%) Data Management
7 190 (12.49%) Data Science
8 188 (12.36%) Mathematics
9 171 (11.24%) Validation
10 165 (10.85%) Statistics
11 164 (10.78%) Software Engineering
12 161 (10.59%) Data Analysis
13 153 (10.06%) Mentoring
14 133 (8.74%) Visualisation
15 126 (8.28%) DevOps
16 123 (8.09%) Machine Learning
17 122 (8.02%) Scrum
18 114 (7.50%) Decision-Making
19 108 (7.10%) Informatics
20 107 (7.03%) Artificial Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 202 (13.28%) SQL
2 195 (12.82%) Python
3 138 (9.07%) JavaScript
4 132 (8.68%) C#
5 92 (6.05%) R
6 86 (5.65%) Java
7 59 (3.88%) TypeScript
8 42 (2.76%) C
9 41 (2.70%) PHP
10 32 (2.10%) ES6
11 30 (1.97%) PowerShell
12 28 (1.84%) VBA
13 25 (1.64%) Ruby
14 24 (1.58%) Go
15 22 (1.45%) C++
16 20 (1.31%) ES7
17 18 (1.18%) PL/SQL
18 16 (1.05%) Scala
19 14 (0.92%) SAS Macro
20 13 (0.85%) Apple Swift
Qualifications
1 590 (38.79%) Degree
2 97 (6.38%) PhD
3 91 (5.98%) Computer Science Degree
4 53 (3.48%) Master's Degree
5 32 (2.10%) PMI Certification
6 31 (2.04%) MBA
7 23 (1.51%) APMP
8 16 (1.05%) Microsoft Certification
9 14 (0.92%) PMP
10 13 (0.85%) Numerate Degree
11 10 (0.66%) Security Cleared
12 9 (0.59%) CISSP
13 8 (0.53%) Postgraduate
14 7 (0.46%) HND
14 7 (0.46%) TOGAF Certification
15 6 (0.39%) CISM
16 5 (0.33%) HNC
16 5 (0.33%) Six Sigma Green Belt
17 4 (0.26%) MCITP
17 4 (0.26%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 108 (7.10%) CDISC
2 97 (6.38%) QA
3 78 (5.13%) Good Clinical Practice
4 62 (4.08%) Data Quality
5 59 (3.88%) GMP
6 51 (3.35%) GxP
7 41 (2.70%) GDPR
8 26 (1.71%) 21 CFR Part 11
9 22 (1.45%) GLP
9 22 (1.45%) HIPAA
10 19 (1.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
11 16 (1.05%) Accessibility
12 11 (0.72%) GAMP
13 8 (0.53%) SLA
14 6 (0.39%) GRC
14 6 (0.39%) NIST
15 4 (0.26%) Sarbanes-Oxley
15 4 (0.26%) SOC 2
16 3 (0.20%) COBIT
16 3 (0.20%) HL7
System Software
1 47 (3.09%) Docker
2 38 (2.50%) Active Directory
3 21 (1.38%) VMware Infrastructure
4 11 (0.72%) vSphere
5 10 (0.66%) Hyper-V
6 5 (0.33%) Virtual Machines
7 2 (0.13%) Firmware
8 1 (0.066%) HDFS
8 1 (0.066%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (0.066%) Slurm Workload Manager
Systems Management
1 63 (4.14%) Kubernetes
2 12 (0.79%) Terraform
3 11 (0.72%) Microsoft Intune
4 6 (0.39%) Prometheus
5 2 (0.13%) Ansible
5 2 (0.13%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
5 2 (0.13%) HP ALM
6 1 (0.066%) Control-M
6 1 (0.066%) Grafana
6 1 (0.066%) Nagios
6 1 (0.066%) SCCM
Vendors
1 168 (11.05%) Microsoft
2 96 (6.31%) Facebook
3 82 (5.39%) SAP
4 80 (5.26%) Instagram
5 67 (4.40%) Oracle
6 49 (3.22%) Salesforce.com
7 31 (2.04%) Google
8 29 (1.91%) VMware
9 27 (1.78%) Apple
10 26 (1.71%) CA Agile Central
11 24 (1.58%) Twitter
12 23 (1.51%) Adobe
13 20 (1.31%) Sage
13 20 (1.31%) Workday
14 18 (1.18%) OpenText
15 17 (1.12%) New Relic
16 16 (1.05%) Informatica
16 16 (1.05%) Veeam
17 12 (0.79%) MicroStrategy
17 12 (0.79%) Sitecore