Period
to 20 October 2019

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Pharmaceutical in permanent job vacancies advertised in the UK excluding London. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Pharmaceutical over the 6 months to 20 October 2019 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Pharmaceutical (Pharma)
UK > UK excluding London
6 months to
20 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 520 601 504
Rank change year-on-year +81 -97 +9
Permanent jobs citing Pharmaceutical 315 310 466
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 0.40% 0.34% 0.48%
As % of the General category 1.20% 0.90% 1.28%
Number of salaries quoted 234 213 316
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £42,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +17.65% -5.56% -
10th Percentile £26,825 £28,750 £29,000
90th Percentile £82,500 £70,250 £71,250
UK median annual salary £52,500 £52,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +0.96% +4.00% +5.26%

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 UK excluding London with a requirement for common skills.

All General Skills
UK excluding London
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for common skills 26,290 34,269 36,521
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 33.74% 37.35% 37.94%
Number of salaries quoted 18,993 25,986 27,931
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £44,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% +2.27% -
10th Percentile £27,000 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £72,500 £70,530 £67,500
UK median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -

Pharmaceutical
Job Vacancy Trend in the UK excluding London

Job postings citing Pharmaceutical as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London.

Job vacancy trend for Pharmaceutical in the UK excluding London

Pharmaceutical
Salary Trend in the UK excluding London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Pharmaceutical in the UK excluding London.

Salary trend for Pharmaceutical in the UK excluding London

Pharmaceutical
Salary Histogram in the UK excluding London

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Pharmaceutical in the UK excluding London over the 6 months to 20 October 2019.

Salary histogram for Pharmaceutical in the UK excluding London

Pharmaceutical
Job Locations in the UK excluding London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Pharmaceutical within the UK excluding London region over the 6 months to 20 October 2019. 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 +31 117 £50,000 +25.00% 40
East of England +72 69 £50,000 +11.11% 71
North of England +12 57 £50,000 +17.65% 65
North West +37 38 £52,500 +31.25% 45
Midlands +45 27 £37,000 -29.52% 31
South West +31 22 £35,000 -48.91% 15
Yorkshire -8 19 £36,250 -14.71% 17
West Midlands +38 15 £27,500 -38.89% 18
East Midlands +31 12 £43,750 -5.41% 13
Scotland +22 12 £36,767 -13.49% 13
Wales +4 9 £41,000 -3.53% 1
Northern Ireland -11 2 £65,124 -
Pharmaceutical
UK

For the 6 months to 20 October 2019, 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 UK excluding London region with a requirement for Pharmaceutical.

1 86 (27.30%) Degree
2 73 (23.17%) Agile Software Development
3 66 (20.95%) Problem-Solving
4 51 (16.19%) Project Management
5 45 (14.29%) Analytics
6 44 (13.97%) Software Engineering
7 41 (13.02%) Azure
7 41 (13.02%) Manufacturing
7 41 (13.02%) Analytical Skills
8 40 (12.70%) Risk Management
8 40 (12.70%) Retail
8 40 (12.70%) ITIL
8 40 (12.70%) AWS
9 39 (12.38%) JavaScript
10 38 (12.06%) SAP
10 38 (12.06%) Computer Science
11 37 (11.75%) C#
12 35 (11.11%) Python
12 35 (11.11%) Finance
13 34 (10.79%) Mathematics
13 34 (10.79%) Data Science
14 33 (10.48%) Life Science
14 33 (10.48%) SQL
15 30 (9.52%) HTML
15 30 (9.52%) CSS
15 30 (9.52%) OO
15 30 (9.52%) Microsoft
16 29 (9.21%) PRINCE2
17 28 (8.89%) .NET
17 28 (8.89%) VMware

Pharmaceutical
Co-occurring IT Skills in the UK excluding London 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 5 (1.59%) SAS
2 4 (1.27%) OpenStack
2 4 (1.27%) SharePoint
3 3 (0.95%) Apache Airflow
3 3 (0.95%) BizTalk Server
3 3 (0.95%) CMS
3 3 (0.95%) Drupal
3 3 (0.95%) Luigi
3 3 (0.95%) Umbraco
3 3 (0.95%) WordPress
4 2 (0.63%) IBM Notes
5 1 (0.32%) Confluence
5 1 (0.32%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (0.32%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 22 (6.98%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (1.59%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (1.59%) Pipeline Pilot
3 4 (1.27%) Sketch
4 3 (0.95%) Adobe Illustrator
4 3 (0.95%) Figma
4 3 (0.95%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.32%) InVision
5 1 (0.32%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 20 (6.35%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 6 (1.90%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (1.90%) Magento
3 5 (1.59%) SAP IBP
4 3 (0.95%) Dynamics GP
4 3 (0.95%) SAP APO
4 3 (0.95%) SAP PP
4 3 (0.95%) SAP S/4HANA
4 3 (0.95%) SAP SCM
5 1 (0.32%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 1 (0.32%) Cognos TM1
5 1 (0.32%) Infor M3
5 1 (0.32%) NetSuite
5 1 (0.32%) SAP BPC
5 1 (0.32%) SAP CO
5 1 (0.32%) SAP FI
5 1 (0.32%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 41 (13.02%) Azure
2 40 (12.70%) AWS
3 21 (6.67%) GCP
4 12 (3.81%) PaaS
5 9 (2.86%) Power Platform
6 6 (1.90%) Office 365
7 5 (1.59%) IaaS
8 2 (0.63%) npm
8 2 (0.63%) SaaS
9 1 (0.32%) Amazon S3
9 1 (0.32%) Dynamics 365
9 1 (0.32%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 15 (4.76%) Internet
2 11 (3.49%) Firewall
3 7 (2.22%) Bluetooth
4 5 (1.59%) VoIP
5 4 (1.27%) DHCP
5 4 (1.27%) DNS
5 4 (1.27%) NAS
5 4 (1.27%) OpenVPN
5 4 (1.27%) TCP/IP
5 4 (1.27%) WAN
5 4 (1.27%) Wi-Fi
6 3 (0.95%) VLAN
7 2 (0.63%) Remote Desktop
8 1 (0.32%) Intranet
8 1 (0.32%) Skype
8 1 (0.32%) Unified Communications
8 1 (0.32%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (7.94%) MySQL
2 20 (6.35%) SQL Server
3 17 (5.40%) Big Data
4 13 (4.13%) Data Lake
4 13 (4.13%) Relational Database
5 9 (2.86%) MongoDB
5 9 (2.86%) Power BI
6 8 (2.54%) Data Warehouse
7 7 (2.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 5 (1.59%) KNIME
9 4 (1.27%) Amazon Athena
9 4 (1.27%) MariaDB
9 4 (1.27%) NoSQL
9 4 (1.27%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 4 (1.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 2 (0.63%) Crystal Reports
10 2 (0.63%) Data Mining
10 2 (0.63%) MS Access
10 2 (0.63%) Oracle Reports
10 2 (0.63%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 14 (4.44%) JIRA
2 6 (1.90%) Git (software)
2 6 (1.90%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (0.95%) Jenkins
3 3 (0.95%) Travis CI
4 1 (0.32%) Maven
4 1 (0.32%) Ranorex
4 1 (0.32%) YouTrack
General
1 41 (13.02%) Manufacturing
2 40 (12.70%) Retail
3 35 (11.11%) Finance
4 25 (7.94%) Banking
5 18 (5.71%) German Language
5 18 (5.71%) Italian Language
6 17 (5.40%) Telecoms
7 8 (2.54%) Electronics
8 6 (1.90%) Marketing
9 5 (1.59%) Automotive
10 4 (1.27%) Back Office
10 4 (1.27%) Publishing
11 3 (0.95%) Public Sector
12 2 (0.63%) Aerospace
12 2 (0.63%) Games
13 1 (0.32%) French Language
13 1 (0.32%) Legal
13 1 (0.32%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 60 (19.05%) Developer
2 45 (14.29%) Project Manager
3 38 (12.06%) Architect
4 27 (8.57%) Analyst
5 24 (7.62%) IT Manager
6 19 (6.03%) Solutions Architect
7 18 (5.71%) Senior Developer
8 17 (5.40%) Programmer
9 16 (5.08%) Software Engineer
10 15 (4.76%) SAP Manager
10 15 (4.76%) SAP Project Manager
11 14 (4.44%) Business Analyst
11 14 (4.44%) IT Project Manager
12 13 (4.13%) Data Architect
12 13 (4.13%) Data Scientist
13 12 (3.81%) Enterprise Data Architect
13 12 (3.81%) Enterprise Information Architect
13 12 (3.81%) IT Analyst
13 12 (3.81%) Presales Solution Architect
13 12 (3.81%) VMware Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (9.52%) CSS
1 30 (9.52%) HTML
2 28 (8.89%) .NET
3 26 (8.25%) AngularJS
4 25 (7.94%) Node.js
5 16 (5.08%) Web Services
6 13 (4.13%) React
7 12 (3.81%) RESTful
8 11 (3.49%) TensorFlow
9 10 (3.17%) WPF
10 8 (2.54%) WCF
11 7 (2.22%) REST
12 6 (1.90%) HTML5
12 6 (1.90%) Keras
12 6 (1.90%) Vue.js
13 5 (1.59%) CSS3
13 5 (1.59%) NumPy
14 4 (1.27%) .NET Framework
14 4 (1.27%) Express
14 4 (1.27%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 41 (13.02%) Analytical Skills
2 33 (10.48%) Life Science
3 20 (6.35%) Algorithms
4 18 (5.71%) EMC VMAX
4 18 (5.71%) NHS
5 13 (4.13%) Self-Motivation
6 11 (3.49%) FMCG
7 9 (2.86%) Management Information System
8 8 (2.54%) Mobile App
8 8 (2.54%) Robotics
9 7 (2.22%) Greenfield Project
9 7 (2.22%) Smartphone
10 6 (1.90%) Data Structures
10 6 (1.90%) User Experience
11 5 (1.59%) PMI
12 4 (1.27%) Cyberattack
12 4 (1.27%) Driving Licence
12 4 (1.27%) Mainframe
12 4 (1.27%) Private Cloud
12 4 (1.27%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 22 (6.98%) Windows
2 14 (4.44%) Linux
3 4 (1.27%) CentOS
3 4 (1.27%) Debian
3 4 (1.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 4 (1.27%) Ubuntu
3 4 (1.27%) Unix
4 3 (0.95%) Windows 7
4 3 (0.95%) Windows Server
5 2 (0.63%) Windows 10
5 2 (0.63%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (0.63%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (0.32%) Android
6 1 (0.32%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.32%) Mac OS
6 1 (0.32%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 73 (23.17%) Agile Software Development
2 66 (20.95%) Problem-Solving
3 51 (16.19%) Project Management
4 45 (14.29%) Analytics
5 44 (13.97%) Software Engineering
6 40 (12.70%) ITIL
6 40 (12.70%) Risk Management
7 38 (12.06%) Computer Science
8 34 (10.79%) Data Science
8 34 (10.79%) Mathematics
9 30 (9.52%) OO
10 29 (9.21%) PRINCE2
11 27 (8.57%) SDLC
12 24 (7.62%) Business Intelligence
12 24 (7.62%) CRM
12 24 (7.62%) Resource Management
13 22 (6.98%) Decision-Making
13 22 (6.98%) ERP
14 21 (6.67%) Machine Learning
14 21 (6.67%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 39 (12.38%) JavaScript
2 37 (11.75%) C#
3 35 (11.11%) Python
4 33 (10.48%) SQL
5 25 (7.94%) Java
6 15 (4.76%) C
7 14 (4.44%) PHP
7 14 (4.44%) R
8 8 (2.54%) C++
9 4 (1.27%) Go
9 4 (1.27%) Lua
10 3 (0.95%) Scala
10 3 (0.95%) TypeScript
11 2 (0.63%) Objective-C
11 2 (0.63%) PowerShell
11 2 (0.63%) VB.NET
12 1 (0.32%) Apple Swift
12 1 (0.32%) Kotlin
12 1 (0.32%) Ruby
12 1 (0.32%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 86 (27.30%) Degree
2 27 (8.57%) PMI Certification
3 25 (7.94%) PMP
4 24 (7.62%) PhD
5 5 (1.59%) ISTQB
6 4 (1.27%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 3 (0.95%) CEH
7 3 (0.95%) CISM
7 3 (0.95%) CISSP
7 3 (0.95%) CompTIA Security+
7 3 (0.95%) DBS Check
7 3 (0.95%) GIAC
7 3 (0.95%) GSEC
7 3 (0.95%) ISSAP
7 3 (0.95%) MCSE
7 3 (0.95%) Microsoft Certification
7 3 (0.95%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 3 (0.95%) SANS
7 3 (0.95%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 2 (0.63%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (6.67%) QA
2 9 (2.86%) 21 CFR Part 11
2 9 (2.86%) GxP
3 7 (2.22%) SLA
4 6 (1.90%) Data Quality
4 6 (1.90%) GAMP
5 4 (1.27%) WAI
6 3 (0.95%) ISO 9001
6 3 (0.95%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 3 (0.95%) PMO
7 2 (0.63%) CDISC
7 2 (0.63%) DICOM
7 2 (0.63%) GDPR
7 2 (0.63%) GLP
7 2 (0.63%) ISO/IEC 17025
7 2 (0.63%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 1 (0.32%) COBIT
8 1 (0.32%) Cyber Essentials
8 1 (0.32%) GMP
8 1 (0.32%) Good Clinical Practice
System Software
1 12 (3.81%) Docker
2 11 (3.49%) Active Directory
3 7 (2.22%) Firmware
4 6 (1.90%) VMware Infrastructure
5 4 (1.27%) LXC
5 4 (1.27%) Samba
6 3 (0.95%) Hyper-V
7 2 (0.63%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 4 (1.27%) Kubernetes
2 3 (0.95%) Ansible
3 2 (0.63%) MIIS
4 1 (0.32%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 38 (12.06%) SAP
2 30 (9.52%) Microsoft
3 28 (8.89%) VMware
4 22 (6.98%) Cisco
5 19 (6.03%) Google
6 18 (5.71%) Dell
6 18 (5.71%) EMC
6 18 (5.71%) NetApp
7 8 (2.54%) Tableau
8 6 (1.90%) JD Edwards
8 6 (1.90%) Salesforce.com
9 4 (1.27%) Apple
9 4 (1.27%) Cognos
9 4 (1.27%) Draytek
9 4 (1.27%) Oracle
9 4 (1.27%) Red Hat
9 4 (1.27%) Synology
10 3 (0.95%) Siemens
11 2 (0.63%) Ariba
11 2 (0.63%) Lotus