Period
to 11 May 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 11 May 2021 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Pharmaceutical (Pharma)
UK > England
6 months to
11 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 311 538 591
Rank change year-on-year +227 +53 +91
Permanent jobs citing Pharmaceutical 770 403 576
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 0.98% 0.44% 0.42%
As % of the General category 1.83% 0.80% 0.75%
Number of salaries quoted 269 266 385
10th Percentile £31,250 £27,750 £27,500
25th Percentile £42,500 £35,000 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £47,500 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +15.79% -5.00% -4.76%
75th Percentile £76,250 £75,938 £67,500
90th Percentile £82,500 £95,000 £95,000
UK median annual salary £53,500 £46,158 £50,000
% change year-on-year +15.91% -7.69% -2.91%

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 42,123 50,248 77,057
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 53.80% 54.93% 56.76%
Number of salaries quoted 30,936 39,168 58,947
10th Percentile £31,250 £30,000 £28,250
25th Percentile £41,250 £40,000 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £57,500 £55,000 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year +4.55% +4.76% +5.00%
75th Percentile £77,500 £75,000 £72,500
90th Percentile £95,000 £95,000 £88,750
UK median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year - +4.76% +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 11 May 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 11 May 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 +148 267 £57,500 +36.90% 62
London +124 211 £70,000 +5.66% 74
East of England +99 133 £50,000 +17.65% 42
North of England +36 65 £45,000 +9.09% 70
North West +44 49 £47,500 +2.70% 50
Midlands -1 34 £41,750 +11.33% 35
South West -20 25 £42,500 +30.77% 23
East Midlands +2 23 £38,750 +3.33% 26
Yorkshire -3 15 £35,000 -9.68% 11
West Midlands 0 11 £44,500 -28.80% 9
North East +4 1 - - 9
Pharmaceutical
UK

For the 6 months to 11 May 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.

1 299 (38.83%) Social Skills
2 204 (26.49%) Project Management
3 192 (24.94%) Agile Software Development
4 168 (21.82%) Manufacturing
5 166 (21.56%) Degree
6 157 (20.39%) Management Information System
7 151 (19.61%) Life Science
8 144 (18.70%) Presentation Skills
9 134 (17.40%) Law
9 134 (17.40%) Legal
10 129 (16.75%) Information Security
10 129 (16.75%) Matrix Organization
11 127 (16.49%) GDPR
12 126 (16.36%) Data Protection
13 106 (13.77%) Analytics
14 95 (12.34%) Computer Science
14 95 (12.34%) SAS
15 93 (12.08%) Azure
16 85 (11.04%) Mathematics
17 83 (10.78%) Problem-Solving
18 80 (10.39%) Marketing
19 77 (10.00%) Validation
20 76 (9.87%) Finance
20 76 (9.87%) Microsoft
21 75 (9.74%) JavaScript
22 74 (9.61%) Software Engineering
23 72 (9.35%) Statistics
24 63 (8.18%) .NET
25 62 (8.05%) Data Analysis
26 61 (7.92%) Biotechnology

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 95 (12.34%) SAS
2 23 (2.99%) CMS
3 17 (2.21%) SharePoint
4 8 (1.04%) WordPress
5 7 (0.91%) Elasticsearch
6 5 (0.65%) Drupal
7 4 (0.52%) Confluence
7 4 (0.52%) IIS
8 3 (0.39%) Apache Spark
8 3 (0.39%) MS Exchange
9 2 (0.26%) Documentum
9 2 (0.26%) Joomla!
9 2 (0.26%) Sitecore CMS
9 2 (0.26%) Umbraco
9 2 (0.26%) WinCC
10 1 (0.13%) Apache
10 1 (0.13%) EPiServer
10 1 (0.13%) Kentico
10 1 (0.13%) Liferay
10 1 (0.13%) Site Server
Applications
1 37 (4.81%) Microsoft Excel
1 37 (4.81%) Microsoft Office
2 17 (2.21%) Microsoft Project
3 14 (1.82%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 10 (1.30%) Spreadsheet
5 4 (0.52%) Chatbot
5 4 (0.52%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 20 (2.60%) SAP S/4HANA
2 10 (1.30%) BambooHR
3 4 (0.52%) SAP SD
4 3 (0.39%) Primavera
4 3 (0.39%) SAP HR
4 3 (0.39%) SAP MM
4 3 (0.39%) SAP PM
4 3 (0.39%) SAP PS
5 2 (0.26%) NetSuite
5 2 (0.26%) SAP ERP
5 2 (0.26%) SAP IBP
5 2 (0.26%) TrackWise
5 2 (0.26%) WebTrends
6 1 (0.13%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (0.13%) Dynamics CRM
6 1 (0.13%) Misys Midas
6 1 (0.13%) Sage 200
6 1 (0.13%) SAP CRM
6 1 (0.13%) SAP QM
6 1 (0.13%) SAP R/3
Cloud Services
1 93 (12.08%) Azure
2 41 (5.32%) AWS
3 28 (3.64%) SaaS
4 20 (2.60%) Veeva
5 17 (2.21%) GCP
6 16 (2.08%) Microsoft 365
7 14 (1.82%) Power Platform
8 10 (1.30%) Azure Service Bus
9 9 (1.17%) PaaS
10 7 (0.91%) BrowserStack
11 6 (0.78%) AWS CloudFormation
11 6 (0.78%) Cloud Computing
11 6 (0.78%) Google Analytics
12 5 (0.65%) Smartsheet
13 4 (0.52%) Dynamics 365
14 3 (0.39%) IaaS
14 3 (0.39%) Slack
15 2 (0.26%) Azure Cosmos DB
15 2 (0.26%) Google Workspace
15 2 (0.26%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 5 (0.65%) Firewall
1 5 (0.65%) VPN
2 3 (0.39%) Intranet
2 3 (0.39%) Unified Communications
3 2 (0.26%) DHCP
3 2 (0.26%) DNS
3 2 (0.26%) Internet
3 2 (0.26%) IPsec
3 2 (0.26%) LAN
3 2 (0.26%) Wireless
4 1 (0.13%) Network Security
4 1 (0.13%) SAN
4 1 (0.13%) SSL
4 1 (0.13%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.13%) VLAN
4 1 (0.13%) VoIP
4 1 (0.13%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (2.60%) MySQL
2 19 (2.47%) SQL Server
3 16 (2.08%) Electronic Patient Records
4 15 (1.95%) Relational Database
5 14 (1.82%) NoSQL
5 14 (1.82%) Power BI
6 12 (1.56%) Tableau
7 11 (1.43%) Base SAS
7 11 (1.43%) Data Warehouse
8 9 (1.17%) Big Data
9 8 (1.04%) GIS
10 6 (0.78%) BigQuery
10 6 (0.78%) BusinessObjects
11 5 (0.65%) Neo4j
12 3 (0.39%) Azure SQL Database
12 3 (0.39%) Hadoop
12 3 (0.39%) OLTP
12 3 (0.39%) RDBMS
12 3 (0.39%) Spotfire
13 2 (0.26%) Qlik Sense
Development Applications
1 25 (3.25%) JIRA
2 13 (1.69%) Git (software)
3 11 (1.43%) Jenkins
4 10 (1.30%) Visual Studio
5 7 (0.91%) Appium
5 7 (0.91%) Postman
5 7 (0.91%) Selenium
5 7 (0.91%) Visual Studio Code
6 6 (0.78%) Axure RP
7 5 (0.65%) Team Foundation Server
7 5 (0.65%) TestRail
8 4 (0.52%) gulp
8 4 (0.52%) TeamCity
9 3 (0.39%) Bitbucket
9 3 (0.39%) Oracle Forms
10 2 (0.26%) Dreamweaver
10 2 (0.26%) Mercurial
10 2 (0.26%) Octopus Deploy
10 2 (0.26%) SpecFlow
10 2 (0.26%) webpack
General
1 299 (38.83%) Social Skills
2 168 (21.82%) Manufacturing
3 144 (18.70%) Presentation Skills
4 134 (17.40%) Law
4 134 (17.40%) Legal
5 80 (10.39%) Marketing
6 76 (9.87%) Finance
7 58 (7.53%) Analytical Skills
8 35 (4.55%) Retail
9 18 (2.34%) Influencing Skills
9 18 (2.34%) Organisational Skills
10 13 (1.69%) Advertising
10 13 (1.69%) Telecoms
11 9 (1.17%) Automotive
11 9 (1.17%) Banking
11 9 (1.17%) Documentation Skills
12 8 (1.04%) Publishing
13 7 (0.91%) French Language
13 7 (0.91%) German Language
14 5 (0.65%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 123 (15.97%) Administrator
2 112 (14.55%) Data Administrator
3 84 (10.91%) Programmer
4 68 (8.83%) Developer
5 65 (8.44%) Analyst
6 57 (7.40%) Statistical Programmer
7 37 (4.81%) Software Engineer
8 33 (4.29%) Consultant
9 32 (4.16%) Project Manager
10 29 (3.77%) Senior Programmer
11 27 (3.51%) Data Manager
12 26 (3.38%) Architect
12 26 (3.38%) SAS Programmer
13 25 (3.25%) Senior Manager
14 24 (3.12%) .NET Developer
15 21 (2.73%) Business Analyst
15 21 (2.73%) Security Administrator
16 18 (2.34%) Lead Developer
17 15 (1.95%) Senior Statistical Programmer
18 14 (1.82%) C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 63 (8.18%) .NET
2 41 (5.32%) HTML
3 38 (4.94%) CSS
4 17 (2.21%) React
5 15 (1.95%) .NET Core
5 15 (1.95%) XML
6 13 (1.69%) Hibernate
6 13 (1.69%) Spring
7 12 (1.56%) HTML5
8 11 (1.43%) AngularJS
8 11 (1.43%) Node.js
9 10 (1.30%) ASP.NET
9 10 (1.30%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 8 (1.04%) .NET Framework
10 8 (1.04%) Laravel
10 8 (1.04%) RESTful
10 8 (1.04%) Symfony
11 7 (0.91%) Blazor
12 6 (0.78%) Flask
12 6 (0.78%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 157 (20.39%) Management Information System
2 151 (19.61%) Life Science
3 61 (7.92%) Biotechnology
4 33 (4.29%) Self-Motivation
5 23 (2.99%) Social Media
6 22 (2.86%) FMCG
7 21 (2.73%) User Experience
8 16 (2.08%) Pharmacovigilance
9 14 (1.82%) Algorithms
9 14 (1.82%) Enterprise Software
10 13 (1.69%) NHS
11 11 (1.43%) Data Structures
11 11 (1.43%) Greenfield Project
12 9 (1.17%) Digital Media
12 9 (1.17%) Mobile App
13 8 (1.04%) Animation
13 8 (1.04%) Virtual Team
14 7 (0.91%) LIMS
14 7 (0.91%) Reference Data
14 7 (0.91%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 24 (3.12%) Windows
2 19 (2.47%) Apple iOS
3 14 (1.82%) Android
3 14 (1.82%) Linux
4 11 (1.43%) Windows Server
5 3 (0.39%) Windows 10
5 3 (0.39%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (0.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (0.26%) Windows Server 2019
7 1 (0.13%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 204 (26.49%) Project Management
2 192 (24.94%) Agile Software Development
3 129 (16.75%) Information Security
3 129 (16.75%) Matrix Organization
4 126 (16.36%) Data Protection
5 106 (13.77%) Analytics
6 95 (12.34%) Computer Science
7 85 (11.04%) Mathematics
8 83 (10.78%) Problem-Solving
9 77 (10.00%) Validation
10 74 (9.61%) Software Engineering
11 72 (9.35%) Statistics
12 62 (8.05%) Data Analysis
13 57 (7.40%) Data Science
14 56 (7.27%) Data Management
15 53 (6.88%) Mentoring
15 53 (6.88%) Stakeholder Management
16 46 (5.97%) Business Intelligence
17 45 (5.84%) Decision-Making
18 40 (5.19%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 75 (9.74%) JavaScript
2 58 (7.53%) SQL
3 54 (7.01%) Python
4 52 (6.75%) C#
5 50 (6.49%) Java
6 42 (5.45%) R
7 16 (2.08%) TypeScript
8 15 (1.95%) PHP
9 14 (1.82%) SAS Macro
10 11 (1.43%) C
10 11 (1.43%) ES6
11 7 (0.91%) Go
12 5 (0.65%) Apple Swift
12 5 (0.65%) Embedded C
12 5 (0.65%) PowerShell
13 4 (0.52%) PL/1
13 4 (0.52%) T-SQL
14 3 (0.39%) Kotlin
14 3 (0.39%) PL/SQL
14 3 (0.39%) VBA
Qualifications
1 166 (21.56%) Degree
2 21 (2.73%) Master's Degree
2 21 (2.73%) PhD
3 20 (2.60%) Computer Science Degree
4 13 (1.69%) Numerate Degree
4 13 (1.69%) PMI Certification
5 7 (0.91%) PMP
5 7 (0.91%) SC Cleared
5 7 (0.91%) Security Cleared
6 6 (0.78%) APMP
7 4 (0.52%) HND
7 4 (0.52%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 3 (0.39%) TOGAF Certification
9 2 (0.26%) Postgraduate
10 1 (0.13%) AWS Certification
10 1 (0.13%) BPSS Clearance
10 1 (0.13%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (0.13%) MCP
10 1 (0.13%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 127 (16.49%) GDPR
2 60 (7.79%) CDISC
3 50 (6.49%) QA
4 31 (4.03%) Good Clinical Practice
5 17 (2.21%) GMP
6 14 (1.82%) GxP
7 12 (1.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 11 (1.43%) GAMP
9 10 (1.30%) ISO 9001
10 7 (0.91%) Data Quality
11 5 (0.65%) GLP
12 4 (0.52%) 21 CFR Part 11
13 3 (0.39%) Sarbanes-Oxley
14 2 (0.26%) PMO
14 2 (0.26%) SLA
15 1 (0.13%) HIPAA
15 1 (0.13%) HL7
15 1 (0.13%) ISO 13485
15 1 (0.13%) ITGC
System Software
1 17 (2.21%) Docker
2 15 (1.95%) Active Directory
3 2 (0.26%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.13%) HDFS
4 1 (0.13%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 1 (0.13%) Virtual Servers
4 1 (0.13%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 12 (1.56%) Kubernetes
2 10 (1.30%) Terraform
3 4 (0.52%) Puppet
4 3 (0.39%) Microsoft Intune
5 2 (0.26%) Ansible
5 2 (0.26%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.13%) CASB
6 1 (0.13%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 76 (9.87%) Microsoft
2 45 (5.84%) SAP
3 23 (2.99%) Facebook
4 17 (2.21%) Instagram
5 16 (2.08%) Google
6 14 (1.82%) Oracle
7 6 (0.78%) CA Agile Central
7 6 (0.78%) Informatica
7 6 (0.78%) Salesforce.com
7 6 (0.78%) Twitter
8 5 (0.65%) Atlassian
9 4 (0.52%) Apple
9 4 (0.52%) Wrike
10 3 (0.39%) Siemens
10 3 (0.39%) VMware
11 2 (0.26%) Marketo
11 2 (0.26%) Red Hat
11 2 (0.26%) Rockwell
11 2 (0.26%) Sage
11 2 (0.26%) Sitecore