Period
to 20 September 2021

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Pharmaceutical in permanent job vacancies advertised in the South East. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Pharmaceutical over the 6 months to 20 September 2021 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Pharmaceutical (Pharma)
England > South East
6 months to
20 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 191 242 391
Rank change year-on-year +51 +149 +45
Permanent jobs citing Pharmaceutical 314 53 123
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South East 1.81% 0.65% 0.47%
As % of the General category 3.41% 1.49% 0.97%
Number of salaries quoted 79 43 93
10th Percentile £40,853 £40,000 £30,650
25th Percentile £42,500 £47,500 £41,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £57,500 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +4.35% +15.00% +21.21%
75th Percentile £78,750 £65,000 £68,750
90th Percentile " £81,000 £100,000
England median annual salary £55,000 £60,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year -8.33% +14.29% -4.55%

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 the South East with a requirement for common skills.

All General Skills
South East
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for common skills 9,196 3,558 12,739
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 53.11% 43.46% 49.01%
Number of salaries quoted 5,537 2,761 9,657
10th Percentile £29,375 £30,500 £27,000
25th Percentile £37,500 £37,500 £35,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £51,000 £47,500
Median % change year-on-year -1.96% +7.37% -
75th Percentile £67,500 £65,000 £62,500
90th Percentile £78,750 £76,250 £75,000
England median annual salary £57,500 £57,500 £53,000
% change year-on-year - +8.49% +5.70%

Pharmaceutical
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing Pharmaceutical as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the South East.

Job vacancy trend for Pharmaceutical in the South East

Pharmaceutical
Salary Trend in the South East

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Pharmaceutical in the South East.

Salary trend for Pharmaceutical in the South East

Pharmaceutical
Salary Histogram in the South East

Salary distribution for jobs citing Pharmaceutical in the South East over the 6 months to 20 September 2021.

Salary histogram for Pharmaceutical in the South East

Pharmaceutical
Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Pharmaceutical within the South East 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
Thames Valley +39 224 £55,000 - 16
Berkshire +22 153 £60,000 +9.09% 8
Oxfordshire +10 48 £41,957 -30.07% 6
Hampshire -78 42 £77,500 +21.57% 8
Buckinghamshire -29 23 £42,500 -8.60% 2
Surrey -48 23 £50,000 -28.57% 4
Kent - 11 - - 4
West Sussex -14 9 £42,500 +6.25%
East Sussex - 5 £20,000 -
Pharmaceutical
England

For the 6 months to 20 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 South East region with a requirement for Pharmaceutical.

1 145 (46.18%) Degree
2 107 (34.08%) Social Skills
3 103 (32.80%) Agile Software Development
4 99 (31.53%) Life Science
5 79 (25.16%) Data Analysis
6 78 (24.84%) Project Management
7 72 (22.93%) Problem-Solving
8 63 (20.06%) Computer Science
9 58 (18.47%) Marketing
10 57 (18.15%) Visualisation
11 52 (16.56%) Microsoft
12 51 (16.24%) SAS
13 47 (14.97%) Analytics
13 47 (14.97%) Full Stack Development
14 45 (14.33%) C#
15 44 (14.01%) Data Science
15 44 (14.01%) Analytical Skills
16 43 (13.69%) Azure
16 43 (13.69%) Statistics
17 41 (13.06%) Data Management
18 40 (12.74%) SQL
19 39 (12.42%) .NET
19 39 (12.42%) Mathematics
20 37 (11.78%) Digital Marketing
20 37 (11.78%) JIRA
20 37 (11.78%) Microsoft Excel
21 36 (11.46%) User Experience
22 35 (11.15%) Stakeholder Management
22 35 (11.15%) Presentation Skills
23 34 (10.83%) Validation

Pharmaceutical
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 51 (16.24%) SAS
2 21 (6.69%) SharePoint
3 13 (4.14%) CMS
4 11 (3.50%) Confluence
4 11 (3.50%) IIS
4 11 (3.50%) Sitecore CMS
4 11 (3.50%) Umbraco
4 11 (3.50%) WordPress
5 5 (1.59%) Documentum
6 1 (0.32%) Apache Solr
6 1 (0.32%) Apache Spark
6 1 (0.32%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 37 (11.78%) Microsoft Excel
2 31 (9.87%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 24 (7.64%) Microsoft Project
4 12 (3.82%) Microsoft Office
5 8 (2.55%) Spreadsheet
6 4 (1.27%) SPSS
7 1 (0.32%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 1 (0.32%) Figma
7 1 (0.32%) InDesign
7 1 (0.32%) InVision
7 1 (0.32%) Sketch
Business Applications
1 11 (3.50%) Sage 200
2 5 (1.59%) TrackWise
3 3 (0.96%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.96%) SAP S/4HANA
4 1 (0.32%) SAP EHS
4 1 (0.32%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 43 (13.69%) Azure
2 28 (8.92%) SaaS
3 17 (5.41%) Microsoft 365
4 12 (3.82%) PaaS
5 11 (3.50%) IaaS
5 11 (3.50%) Mimecast
5 11 (3.50%) OneDrive
6 6 (1.91%) Veeva
7 5 (1.59%) AWS
8 3 (0.96%) Dynamics 365
8 3 (0.96%) Tricentis Tosca
9 1 (0.32%) Amazon SageMaker
9 1 (0.32%) Cloud Computing
9 1 (0.32%) Google Analytics
9 1 (0.32%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 14 (4.46%) Firewall
2 11 (3.50%) DHCP
2 11 (3.50%) DNS
2 11 (3.50%) IPsec
2 11 (3.50%) SSL
2 11 (3.50%) TCP/IP
2 11 (3.50%) VLAN
2 11 (3.50%) VoIP
2 11 (3.50%) VPN
3 4 (1.27%) Wireless
4 3 (0.96%) IP Telephony
4 3 (0.96%) LAN
4 3 (0.96%) MPLS
4 3 (0.96%) WAN
5 2 (0.64%) Internet
5 2 (0.64%) Network Security
6 1 (0.32%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (7.01%) Relational Database
2 20 (6.37%) Metadata
3 16 (5.10%) SQL Server
4 10 (3.18%) Base SAS
5 7 (2.23%) MySQL
6 6 (1.91%) Data Mining
6 6 (1.91%) Spotfire
6 6 (1.91%) SQLite
7 5 (1.59%) Data Warehouse
8 4 (1.27%) Big Data
8 4 (1.27%) Tableau
9 3 (0.96%) Data Lake
9 3 (0.96%) Electronic Patient Records
9 3 (0.96%) Oracle Database
10 2 (0.64%) EDMS
11 1 (0.32%) DataStage
11 1 (0.32%) OLAP
11 1 (0.32%) QlikView
11 1 (0.32%) SAP BW
11 1 (0.32%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 37 (11.78%) JIRA
2 24 (7.64%) Axure RP
3 11 (3.50%) Visual Studio
4 5 (1.59%) Git (software)
5 3 (0.96%) Selenium
5 3 (0.96%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (0.32%) TestRail
General
1 107 (34.08%) Social Skills
2 58 (18.47%) Marketing
3 44 (14.01%) Analytical Skills
4 35 (11.15%) Presentation Skills
5 25 (7.96%) Finance
6 16 (5.10%) Advertising
7 14 (4.46%) Telecoms
8 13 (4.14%) Manufacturing
9 11 (3.50%) Retail
10 7 (2.23%) Inclusion and Diversity
11 6 (1.91%) Legal
11 6 (1.91%) Organisational Skills
12 5 (1.59%) Banking
12 5 (1.59%) French Language
12 5 (1.59%) Publishing
13 4 (1.27%) German Language
13 4 (1.27%) Italian Language
13 4 (1.27%) Social Science
13 4 (1.27%) Spanish Language
14 3 (0.96%) Law
Job Titles
1 44 (14.01%) Developer
2 39 (12.42%) Programmer
3 33 (10.51%) Statistical Programmer
4 31 (9.87%) Project Manager
5 26 (8.28%) Digital Project Manager
6 22 (7.01%) Lead Developer
7 21 (6.69%) Analyst
8 18 (5.73%) Senior Programmer
9 16 (5.10%) Senior Statistical Programmer
10 14 (4.46%) Digital Marketing Manager
10 14 (4.46%) Marketing Manager
11 13 (4.14%) Administrator
11 13 (4.14%) Data Manager
11 13 (4.14%) IT Manager
11 13 (4.14%) Project Leader
12 11 (3.50%) Systems Administrator
13 10 (3.18%) Full Stack Developer
13 10 (3.18%) Product Owner
13 10 (3.18%) Senior Manager
14 9 (2.87%) .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (12.42%) .NET
2 10 (3.18%) .NET Core
3 8 (2.55%) HTML
3 8 (2.55%) jQuery
3 8 (2.55%) XML
4 7 (2.23%) Laravel
4 7 (2.23%) Vue.js
5 6 (1.91%) React
5 6 (1.91%) REST
5 6 (1.91%) Shiny
6 5 (1.59%) AngularJS
6 5 (1.59%) ASP.NET
6 5 (1.59%) CSS
7 4 (1.27%) .NET Framework
7 4 (1.27%) Ajax
7 4 (1.27%) ASP.NET Core
7 4 (1.27%) COM
8 1 (0.32%) Aurelia
8 1 (0.32%) PySpark
8 1 (0.32%) TensorFlow
Miscellaneous
1 99 (31.53%) Life Science
2 36 (11.46%) User Experience
3 24 (7.64%) Digital Media
4 23 (7.32%) PMI
5 19 (6.05%) Biotechnology
6 15 (4.78%) Management Information System
6 15 (4.78%) Self-Motivation
7 14 (4.46%) Data Structures
8 9 (2.87%) Algorithms
9 8 (2.55%) LIMS
10 7 (2.23%) Social Media
11 5 (1.59%) Pharmacovigilance
11 5 (1.59%) Robotics
12 4 (1.27%) Enterprise Software
13 3 (0.96%) Data Protection Act
13 3 (0.96%) Podcast
14 2 (0.64%) Data Centre
14 2 (0.64%) Learning Management System
14 2 (0.64%) NHS
14 2 (0.64%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 20 (6.37%) Windows
2 15 (4.78%) Windows Server
3 12 (3.82%) Windows 10
3 12 (3.82%) Windows Server 2012
4 11 (3.50%) Android
4 11 (3.50%) Apple iOS
4 11 (3.50%) Windows Server 2019
5 2 (0.64%) Linux
6 1 (0.32%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 103 (32.80%) Agile Software Development
2 79 (25.16%) Data Analysis
3 78 (24.84%) Project Management
4 72 (22.93%) Problem-Solving
5 63 (20.06%) Computer Science
6 57 (18.15%) Visualisation
7 47 (14.97%) Analytics
7 47 (14.97%) Full Stack Development
8 44 (14.01%) Data Science
9 43 (13.69%) Statistics
10 41 (13.06%) Data Management
11 39 (12.42%) Mathematics
12 37 (11.78%) Digital Marketing
13 35 (11.15%) Stakeholder Management
14 34 (10.83%) Validation
15 32 (10.19%) Mentoring
16 31 (9.87%) Decision-Making
17 28 (8.92%) PRINCE2
18 26 (8.28%) Critical Thinking
19 24 (7.64%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 45 (14.33%) C#
2 40 (12.74%) SQL
3 21 (6.69%) Python
4 20 (6.37%) R
5 19 (6.05%) JavaScript
6 15 (4.78%) PowerShell
7 10 (3.18%) SAS Macro
8 7 (2.23%) Perl
8 7 (2.23%) PHP
9 5 (1.59%) PL/SQL
9 5 (1.59%) VBA
10 4 (1.27%) Java
11 3 (0.96%) TypeScript
12 2 (0.64%) ES6
13 1 (0.32%) Bash Shell
13 1 (0.32%) C
13 1 (0.32%) Cypher
13 1 (0.32%) Shell Script
13 1 (0.32%) SPARQL
13 1 (0.32%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 145 (46.18%) Degree
2 28 (8.92%) PMI Certification
3 23 (7.32%) APMP
4 15 (4.78%) Microsoft Certification
5 12 (3.82%) Master's Degree
6 11 (3.50%) PhD
7 8 (2.55%) Computer Science Degree
7 8 (2.55%) PMP
8 4 (1.27%) MBA
8 4 (1.27%) MCITP
8 4 (1.27%) MCSE
9 3 (0.96%) CCIE
9 3 (0.96%) CCNP
9 3 (0.96%) CCSE
9 3 (0.96%) Cisco Certification
9 3 (0.96%) CISSP
10 2 (0.64%) IRCA
10 2 (0.64%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (10.19%) Good Clinical Practice
2 31 (9.87%) CDISC
3 25 (7.96%) QA
4 13 (4.14%) Data Quality
5 10 (3.18%) GMP
6 6 (1.91%) GxP
7 5 (1.59%) 21 CFR Part 11
7 5 (1.59%) GLP
8 4 (1.27%) GAMP
9 2 (0.64%) HIPAA
9 2 (0.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 2 (0.64%) SLA
10 1 (0.32%) Accessibility
10 1 (0.32%) GDPR
10 1 (0.32%) ISO 9001
10 1 (0.32%) ITGC
10 1 (0.32%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 14 (4.46%) VMware Infrastructure
2 12 (3.82%) Active Directory
3 11 (3.50%) vSphere
4 5 (1.59%) Docker
Systems Management
1 11 (3.50%) Microsoft Intune
2 1 (0.32%) Control-M
Vendors
1 52 (16.56%) Microsoft
2 19 (6.05%) SAP
3 16 (5.10%) Oracle
3 16 (5.10%) Twitter
4 14 (4.46%) Facebook
4 14 (4.46%) VMware
5 11 (3.50%) Palo Alto
5 11 (3.50%) Sage
5 11 (3.50%) Sitecore
5 11 (3.50%) Sophos
6 8 (2.55%) LabWare
7 7 (2.23%) Workday
8 6 (1.91%) Salesforce.com
9 4 (1.27%) OpenText
9 4 (1.27%) YouTube
10 3 (0.96%) Agilent
10 3 (0.96%) CheckPoint
10 3 (0.96%) Cisco
10 3 (0.96%) IBM
10 3 (0.96%) OneLogin