Period
to 1 June 2020

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 1 June 2020 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Pharmaceutical (Pharma)
UK > UK excluding London
6 months to
1 Jun 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 393 466 643
Rank change year-on-year +73 +177 -141
Permanent jobs citing Pharmaceutical 271 451 294
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 0.55% 0.55% 0.30%
As % of the General category 1.63% 1.60% 0.79%
Number of salaries quoted 150 294 198
Median annual salary £42,250 £50,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -15.50% +11.11% -5.26%
10th Percentile £31,250 £27,500 £28,750
90th Percentile £70,500 £68,058 £72,500
UK median annual salary £48,500 £50,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year -3.00% -4.76% +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 the UK excluding London with a requirement for common skills.

All General Skills
UK excluding London
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for common skills 16,594 28,166 37,433
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 33.76% 34.17% 37.68%
Number of salaries quoted 12,097 20,435 28,915
Median annual salary £48,240 £45,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.02% +1.11% +5.88%
10th Percentile £29,000 £26,750 £26,250
90th Percentile £75,000 £71,250 £70,000
UK median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £51,270
% change year-on-year +4.55% +7.28% +2.54%

Pharmaceutical
Job Vacancy Trend in the UK excluding London

Job postings citing Pharmaceutical as a proportion 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

3-month moving average salary quoted in 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

Salary distribution for jobs citing Pharmaceutical in the UK excluding London over the 6 months to 1 June 2020.

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 1 June 2020. 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 +76 107 £42,250 -15.50% 25
East of England +21 58 £45,000 -10.00% 31
Midlands +76 33 £37,500 -38.78% 16
North of England +47 33 £40,000 -23.81% 21
North West +40 29 £46,250 -11.90% 13
East Midlands +69 24 £37,500 -11.76% 8
South West +105 22 £36,750 -10.37% 10
Scotland +68 12 £40,000 -27.27% 1
West Midlands +52 9 £45,000 -33.33% 8
Northern Ireland +14 6 £45,000 +5.88% 1
Yorkshire +87 2 £40,000 -27.27% 3
North East - 2 - - 5
Pharmaceutical
UK

For the 6 months to 1 June 2020, 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.

1 125 (46.13%) Agile Software Development
2 102 (37.64%) Analytics
3 92 (33.95%) Data Science
4 90 (33.21%) Mathematics
5 89 (32.84%) Data Analysis
6 78 (28.78%) Algorithms
7 77 (28.41%) PhD
8 63 (23.25%) Azure
8 63 (23.25%) SDLC
9 54 (19.93%) Software Architecture
10 50 (18.45%) TOGAF
10 50 (18.45%) PaaS
10 50 (18.45%) Threat Modelling
10 50 (18.45%) Innovative Thinking
11 45 (16.61%) Degree
12 44 (16.24%) Problem-Solving
13 42 (15.50%) Project Management
13 42 (15.50%) C#
14 37 (13.65%) Computer Science
15 35 (12.92%) .NET
16 33 (12.18%) Python
17 32 (11.81%) JavaScript
18 30 (11.07%) Analytical Skills
19 29 (10.70%) Software Engineering
20 26 (9.59%) Microsoft
21 25 (9.23%) CSS
22 23 (8.49%) Manufacturing
22 23 (8.49%) Business Analysis
22 23 (8.49%) Life Science
22 23 (8.49%) Docker

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 (1.85%) OpenStack
2 2 (0.74%) SAS
3 1 (0.37%) Apache
3 1 (0.37%) Apache Spark
3 1 (0.37%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.37%) SugarCRM
3 1 (0.37%) WinCC
Applications
1 7 (2.58%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (1.85%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (1.85%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 4 (1.48%) AutoCAD
3 4 (1.48%) Revit
4 1 (0.37%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 5 (1.85%) SAP S/4HANA
2 2 (0.74%) Adobe Campaign
2 2 (0.74%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.37%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.37%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 1 (0.37%) SAP APO
3 1 (0.37%) SAP IBP
3 1 (0.37%) SAP PP
3 1 (0.37%) SAP SCM
3 1 (0.37%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 63 (23.25%) Azure
2 50 (18.45%) PaaS
3 19 (7.01%) AWS
4 5 (1.85%) Office 365
4 5 (1.85%) Power Platform
5 4 (1.48%) GCP
6 3 (1.11%) Cloud Computing
6 3 (1.11%) SaaS
7 2 (0.74%) OpenShift
8 1 (0.37%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 8 (2.95%) Internet
2 5 (1.85%) TCP/IP
3 4 (1.48%) DHCP
3 4 (1.48%) DNS
4 3 (1.11%) Firewall
4 3 (1.11%) Wireless
5 2 (0.74%) LAN
5 2 (0.74%) Skype
5 2 (0.74%) VPN
5 2 (0.74%) WAN
5 2 (0.74%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (0.37%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (6.64%) Big Data
2 14 (5.17%) MySQL
3 8 (2.95%) Relational Database
4 7 (2.58%) SQL Server
5 6 (2.21%) Data Warehouse
6 5 (1.85%) Amazon Athena
6 5 (1.85%) NoSQL
6 5 (1.85%) Power BI
7 3 (1.11%) MariaDB
7 3 (1.11%) Mixpanel
7 3 (1.11%) MongoDB
7 3 (1.11%) QlikView
7 3 (1.11%) Spotfire
8 2 (0.74%) RDBMS
9 1 (0.37%) Data Lake
9 1 (0.37%) EDMS
9 1 (0.37%) Hadoop
9 1 (0.37%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 21 (7.75%) Git (software)
2 20 (7.38%) Visual Studio
3 7 (2.58%) Subversion
4 6 (2.21%) JIRA
5 5 (1.85%) Selenium
6 4 (1.48%) Appium
7 3 (1.11%) Jenkins
8 1 (0.37%) JMeter
8 1 (0.37%) NUnit
8 1 (0.37%) Postman
8 1 (0.37%) SoapUI
General
1 23 (8.49%) Manufacturing
2 17 (6.27%) Finance
3 9 (3.32%) Legal
4 8 (2.95%) Marketing
5 6 (2.21%) Retail
6 5 (1.85%) Back Office
6 5 (1.85%) Law
7 4 (1.48%) Local Government
8 3 (1.11%) Telecoms
9 1 (0.37%) Aerospace
9 1 (0.37%) Automotive
9 1 (0.37%) Banking
9 1 (0.37%) Billing
9 1 (0.37%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 54 (19.93%) Architect
2 50 (18.45%) Software Architect
3 42 (15.50%) Developer
4 35 (12.92%) Project Manager
5 25 (9.23%) Software Developer
6 21 (7.75%) Analyst
7 15 (5.54%) Digital Project Manager
8 13 (4.80%) Software Engineer
8 13 (4.80%) Software Project Manager
9 12 (4.43%) Administrator
9 12 (4.43%) Analytics Manager
9 12 (4.43%) Data Analytics Manager
10 11 (4.06%) Senior Developer
10 11 (4.06%) Systems Administrator
11 10 (3.69%) .NET Developer
11 10 (3.69%) Software Test Engineer
11 10 (3.69%) Test Engineer
12 9 (3.32%) Business Analyst
13 8 (2.95%) Consultant
13 8 (2.95%) Data Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (12.92%) .NET
2 25 (9.23%) CSS
3 21 (7.75%) HTML
4 18 (6.64%) AngularJS
5 16 (5.90%) RESTful
6 10 (3.69%) Web Services
6 10 (3.69%) WPF
7 9 (3.32%) Node.js
7 9 (3.32%) React
8 8 (2.95%) .NET Framework
8 8 (2.95%) Vue.js
9 7 (2.58%) RabbitMQ
10 6 (2.21%) REST
11 5 (1.85%) PyTorch
11 5 (1.85%) Shiny
11 5 (1.85%) TensorFlow
12 4 (1.48%) ActiveMQ
12 4 (1.48%) Kafka
12 4 (1.48%) Theano
13 3 (1.11%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 78 (28.78%) Algorithms
2 30 (11.07%) Analytical Skills
3 23 (8.49%) Life Science
4 14 (5.17%) Biotechnology
5 10 (3.69%) Management Information System
6 9 (3.32%) PMI
7 8 (2.95%) NHS
8 7 (2.58%) Mobile App
8 7 (2.58%) Robotics
8 7 (2.58%) Social Media
8 7 (2.58%) User Experience
9 6 (2.21%) Enterprise Software
10 5 (1.85%) Self-Motivation
11 4 (1.48%) Data Centre
11 4 (1.48%) FMCG
12 2 (0.74%) Greenfield Project
12 2 (0.74%) Smartphone
13 1 (0.37%) LIMS
13 1 (0.37%) SCADA
13 1 (0.37%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 12 (4.43%) Windows
2 8 (2.95%) Android
3 7 (2.58%) Apple iOS
4 6 (2.21%) Unix
5 4 (1.48%) Linux
6 3 (1.11%) Windows 7
6 3 (1.11%) Windows XP
7 2 (0.74%) Windows 10
7 2 (0.74%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (0.74%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 125 (46.13%) Agile Software Development
2 102 (37.64%) Analytics
3 92 (33.95%) Data Science
4 90 (33.21%) Mathematics
5 89 (32.84%) Data Analysis
6 63 (23.25%) SDLC
7 54 (19.93%) Software Architecture
8 50 (18.45%) Innovative Thinking
8 50 (18.45%) Threat Modelling
8 50 (18.45%) TOGAF
9 44 (16.24%) Problem-Solving
10 42 (15.50%) Project Management
11 37 (13.65%) Computer Science
12 29 (10.70%) Software Engineering
13 23 (8.49%) Business Analysis
13 23 (8.49%) Machine Learning
14 21 (7.75%) OO
14 21 (7.75%) Scrum
15 18 (6.64%) Risk Management
15 18 (6.64%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 42 (15.50%) C#
2 33 (12.18%) Python
3 32 (11.81%) JavaScript
4 21 (7.75%) C
4 21 (7.75%) C++
4 21 (7.75%) SQL
5 18 (6.64%) Java
5 18 (6.64%) R
6 11 (4.06%) TypeScript
7 9 (3.32%) Embedded C
8 7 (2.58%) Embedded C++
8 7 (2.58%) MATLAB
9 5 (1.85%) Perl
10 4 (1.48%) Ladder Logic
10 4 (1.48%) PHP
10 4 (1.48%) VB.NET
11 3 (1.11%) Apple Swift
11 3 (1.11%) Go
11 3 (1.11%) Kotlin
11 3 (1.11%) Lua
Qualifications
1 77 (28.41%) PhD
2 45 (16.61%) Degree
3 9 (3.32%) PMI Certification
4 8 (2.95%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 8 (2.95%) Master's Degree
5 7 (2.58%) ISTQB
6 6 (2.21%) Computer Science Degree
7 2 (0.74%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (5.90%) GxP
2 7 (2.58%) QA
3 5 (1.85%) Data Quality
4 3 (1.11%) Good Clinical Practice
5 2 (0.74%) 21 CFR Part 11
5 2 (0.74%) GAMP
5 2 (0.74%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.37%) GDPR
6 1 (0.37%) GLP
6 1 (0.37%) GMP
6 1 (0.37%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 1 (0.37%) SLA
System Software
1 23 (8.49%) Docker
2 6 (2.21%) Active Directory
3 3 (1.11%) LXC
4 2 (0.74%) Firmware
5 1 (0.37%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.37%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (2.21%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 26 (9.59%) Microsoft
2 10 (3.69%) SAP
3 9 (3.32%) Oracle
4 4 (1.48%) Autodesk
4 4 (1.48%) Xamarin
5 3 (1.11%) Tableau
6 2 (0.74%) Adobe
6 2 (0.74%) Cisco
6 2 (0.74%) Cognizant
6 2 (0.74%) Google
6 2 (0.74%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (0.37%) F5
7 1 (0.37%) Forcepoint
7 1 (0.37%) hybris
7 1 (0.37%) Juniper
7 1 (0.37%) Rockwell
7 1 (0.37%) Siemens
7 1 (0.37%) UiPath
7 1 (0.37%) VMware