Period
to 19 June 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 19 June 2019 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Pharmaceutical (Pharma)
UK > UK excluding London
6 months to
19 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 465 651 509
Rank change year-on-year +186 -142 -51
Permanent jobs citing Pharmaceutical 456 285 492
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 0.55% 0.29% 0.50%
As % of the General category 1.75% 0.81% 1.40%
Number of salaries quoted 288 189 336
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% -5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £68,750 £66,500 £77,500
UK median annual salary £50,000 £51,250 £50,000
% change year-on-year -2.44% +2.50% +3.09%

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 26,118 35,069 35,096
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 31.75% 35.49% 35.53%
Number of salaries quoted 18,826 27,318 27,349
UK excluding London median annual salary £46,000 £45,000 £42,875
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.22% +4.96% -0.29%
10th Percentile £26,750 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £72,500 £69,075 £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 19 June 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 19 June 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 +88 156 £50,000 +5.26% 43
East of England +116 119 £50,000 +11.11% 40
North of England +49 104 £52,500 +24.26% 43
North West +72 80 £52,500 +28.83% 26
Midlands +65 31 £65,000 +62.50% 29
Yorkshire -21 24 £50,000 +17.65% 13
West Midlands +53 22 £67,500 +50.00% 9
South West +23 14 £35,000 -22.22% 18
Wales +11 13 £40,000 -8.57% 9
Northern Ireland -18 11 £64,874 +36.58%
East Midlands +29 9 £47,500 +18.75% 20
Scotland - 8 £55,000 - 6
Pharmaceutical
UK

For the 6 months to 19 June 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.

1 155 (33.99%) Analytics
2 131 (28.73%) Mathematics
3 124 (27.19%) Data Science
4 120 (26.32%) Software Engineering
5 119 (26.10%) Problem-Solving
6 117 (25.66%) Data Analysis
7 109 (23.90%) Algorithms
8 108 (23.68%) Degree
9 105 (23.03%) C#
10 103 (22.59%) Agile Software Development
11 101 (22.15%) Analytical Skills
12 92 (20.18%) JavaScript
13 86 (18.86%) Python
14 85 (18.64%) Computer Science
15 83 (18.20%) PhD
16 82 (17.98%) Java
17 81 (17.76%) Project Management
18 69 (15.13%) Manufacturing
19 68 (14.91%) Machine Learning
20 65 (14.25%) Risk Management
20 65 (14.25%) Life Science
21 64 (14.04%) C++
22 63 (13.82%) HTML
23 61 (13.38%) C
24 56 (12.28%) CSS
25 54 (11.84%) OO
26 53 (11.62%) .NET
26 53 (11.62%) MySQL
26 53 (11.62%) R
27 51 (11.18%) Innovative Thinking

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 7 (1.54%) SharePoint
2 4 (0.88%) SAS
3 3 (0.66%) BizTalk Server
4 2 (0.44%) IBM Notes
5 1 (0.22%) Apache Airflow
5 1 (0.22%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (0.22%) Luigi
5 1 (0.22%) NServiceBus
5 1 (0.22%) Tomcat
Applications
1 29 (6.36%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (1.54%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (0.66%) InVision
3 3 (0.66%) Sketch
4 2 (0.44%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.22%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.22%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 20 (4.39%) Magento
1 20 (4.39%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 4 (0.88%) SAP ERP
3 3 (0.66%) Dynamics GP
3 3 (0.66%) SAP IBP
4 2 (0.44%) Infor M3
4 2 (0.44%) SAP MM
4 2 (0.44%) SAP S/4HANA
5 1 (0.22%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 1 (0.22%) Cognos TM1
5 1 (0.22%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.22%) NetSuite
5 1 (0.22%) Sage X3
5 1 (0.22%) SAP CO
5 1 (0.22%) SAP CRM
5 1 (0.22%) SAP FI
5 1 (0.22%) SAP FI/CO
5 1 (0.22%) SAP GTS
5 1 (0.22%) SAP PP
5 1 (0.22%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 38 (8.33%) Amazon AWS
2 34 (7.46%) Microsoft Azure
3 17 (3.73%) Google Cloud Platform
4 11 (2.41%) Office 365
4 11 (2.41%) Power Platform
5 9 (1.97%) PaaS
6 8 (1.75%) Amazon S3
7 6 (1.32%) AWS Lambda
7 6 (1.32%) Serverless
8 4 (0.88%) GitHub
9 3 (0.66%) Adobe Creative Cloud
10 2 (0.44%) Amazon SageMaker
10 2 (0.44%) IaaS
10 2 (0.44%) npm
10 2 (0.44%) OneDrive
11 1 (0.22%) AdWords
11 1 (0.22%) Dynamics 365
11 1 (0.22%) Google Analytics
11 1 (0.22%) Google Tag Manager
Communications & Networking
1 20 (4.39%) Internet
2 15 (3.29%) Firewall
3 6 (1.32%) Bluetooth
3 6 (1.32%) Wi-Fi
4 5 (1.10%) DHCP
4 5 (1.10%) DNS
4 5 (1.10%) Intranet
4 5 (1.10%) TCP/IP
4 5 (1.10%) WAN
5 4 (0.88%) HTTP
5 4 (0.88%) NAS
5 4 (0.88%) OpenVPN
5 4 (0.88%) VLAN
5 4 (0.88%) VoIP
6 3 (0.66%) VPN
7 2 (0.44%) LAN
7 2 (0.44%) WebEx
8 1 (0.22%) Cisco ASA
8 1 (0.22%) Cisco Nexus
8 1 (0.22%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 53 (11.62%) MySQL
2 29 (6.36%) Big Data
3 25 (5.48%) SQL Server
4 21 (4.61%) Relational Database
5 12 (2.63%) Data Warehouse
5 12 (2.63%) MongoDB
6 11 (2.41%) Power BI
7 10 (2.19%) Amazon Redshift
8 8 (1.75%) Data Lake
9 7 (1.54%) NoSQL
9 7 (1.54%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 6 (1.32%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 5 (1.10%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 4 (0.88%) MS Access
12 4 (0.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 3 (0.66%) OLAP
13 3 (0.66%) PostgreSQL
14 2 (0.44%) Crystal Reports
14 2 (0.44%) Oracle OLAP
14 2 (0.44%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 23 (5.04%) Git (software)
1 23 (5.04%) JIRA
2 8 (1.75%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (0.44%) NetBeans
3 2 (0.44%) ProC
3 2 (0.44%) Subversion
4 1 (0.22%) ERwin
4 1 (0.22%) Grunt
4 1 (0.22%) gulp
4 1 (0.22%) Hudson
4 1 (0.22%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.22%) Maven
4 1 (0.22%) Travis CI
4 1 (0.22%) Visual Studio
4 1 (0.22%) Visual Studio Code
4 1 (0.22%) YouTrack
General
1 69 (15.13%) Manufacturing
2 48 (10.53%) Finance
3 38 (8.33%) Retail
4 19 (4.17%) Banking
5 14 (3.07%) German Language
5 14 (3.07%) Italian Language
6 11 (2.41%) Telecoms
7 10 (2.19%) Electronics
8 6 (1.32%) Marketing
9 3 (0.66%) Aerospace
10 2 (0.44%) Legal
11 1 (0.22%) Billing
11 1 (0.22%) Front Office
11 1 (0.22%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 148 (32.46%) Developer
2 63 (13.82%) Software Developer
3 60 (13.16%) Project Manager
4 49 (10.75%) Data Scientist
5 47 (10.31%) Analyst
6 37 (8.11%) Software Engineer
7 31 (6.80%) IT Manager
8 29 (6.36%) Software Project Manager
9 23 (5.04%) Senior Developer
10 21 (4.61%) C# Software Engineer
11 20 (4.39%) Architect
11 20 (4.39%) Magento Developer
12 19 (4.17%) Analytics Manager
12 19 (4.17%) Consultant
12 19 (4.17%) Data Analytics Manager
13 17 (3.73%) Software Analyst
14 16 (3.51%) Programmer
14 16 (3.51%) Software Manager
15 15 (3.29%) C# Developer
15 15 (3.29%) SAP Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 63 (13.82%) HTML
2 56 (12.28%) CSS
3 53 (11.62%) .NET
4 35 (7.68%) AngularJS
5 29 (6.36%) Node.js
6 28 (6.14%) React
7 17 (3.73%) REST
8 16 (3.51%) Web Services
9 15 (3.29%) RESTful
10 11 (2.41%) ASP.NET
10 11 (2.41%) HTML5
11 10 (2.19%) Express
11 10 (2.19%) WPF
12 9 (1.97%) jQuery
12 9 (1.97%) WCF
13 8 (1.75%) Django
14 7 (1.54%) CSS3
14 7 (1.54%) Vue.js
15 6 (1.32%) ASP.NET MVC
15 6 (1.32%) Laravel
Miscellaneous
1 109 (23.90%) Algorithms
2 101 (22.15%) Analytical Skills
3 65 (14.25%) Life Science
4 38 (8.33%) Management Information System
5 26 (5.70%) NHS
6 24 (5.26%) Self-Motivation
7 20 (4.39%) PMI
8 14 (3.07%) EMC VMAX
9 11 (2.41%) Internet of Things
9 11 (2.41%) User Experience
10 8 (1.75%) Pharmacovigilance
11 7 (1.54%) Robotics
11 7 (1.54%) Smartphone
12 5 (1.10%) CMDB
12 5 (1.10%) Cyberattack
12 5 (1.10%) Embedded Systems
12 5 (1.10%) LIMS
13 4 (0.88%) Greenfield Project
13 4 (0.88%) Mobile App
13 4 (0.88%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 25 (5.48%) Windows
2 14 (3.07%) Linux
3 5 (1.10%) Windows Server
4 4 (0.88%) CentOS
4 4 (0.88%) Debian
4 4 (0.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 4 (0.88%) Ubuntu
5 2 (0.44%) Unix
5 2 (0.44%) Windows 2000
5 2 (0.44%) Windows 7
5 2 (0.44%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (0.44%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (0.22%) Embedded Linux
6 1 (0.22%) Windows 10
6 1 (0.22%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 155 (33.99%) Analytics
2 131 (28.73%) Mathematics
3 124 (27.19%) Data Science
4 120 (26.32%) Software Engineering
5 119 (26.10%) Problem-Solving
6 117 (25.66%) Data Analysis
7 103 (22.59%) Agile Software Development
8 85 (18.64%) Computer Science
9 81 (17.76%) Project Management
10 68 (14.91%) Machine Learning
11 65 (14.25%) Risk Management
12 54 (11.84%) OO
13 51 (11.18%) Innovative Thinking
13 51 (11.18%) PRINCE2
14 43 (9.43%) SDLC
15 42 (9.21%) Business Analysis
15 42 (9.21%) ITIL
16 40 (8.77%) Visualisation
17 39 (8.55%) Business Intelligence
18 38 (8.33%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 105 (23.03%) C#
2 92 (20.18%) JavaScript
3 86 (18.86%) Python
4 82 (17.98%) Java
5 64 (14.04%) C++
6 61 (13.38%) C
7 53 (11.62%) R
8 45 (9.87%) MATLAB
9 42 (9.21%) SQL
10 39 (8.55%) PHP
11 5 (1.10%) PowerShell
12 4 (0.88%) TypeScript
12 4 (0.88%) VBScript
13 3 (0.66%) VB.NET
14 2 (0.44%) Objective-C
14 2 (0.44%) PROC SQL
14 2 (0.44%) Ruby
14 2 (0.44%) SAS Macro
14 2 (0.44%) VBA
15 1 (0.22%) ES6
Qualifications
1 108 (23.68%) Degree
2 83 (18.20%) PhD
3 43 (9.43%) PMI Certification
4 23 (5.04%) PMP
5 9 (1.97%) Computer Science Degree
6 8 (1.75%) ISTQB
7 6 (1.32%) Master's Degree
8 5 (1.10%) Microsoft Certification
8 5 (1.10%) Numerate Degree
9 3 (0.66%) CEH
9 3 (0.66%) CESG Certified Professional
9 3 (0.66%) CISM
9 3 (0.66%) CISSP
9 3 (0.66%) CompTIA Security+
9 3 (0.66%) GIAC
9 3 (0.66%) GSEC
9 3 (0.66%) ISSAP
9 3 (0.66%) MCSE
9 3 (0.66%) SANS
9 3 (0.66%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (3.51%) QA
2 13 (2.85%) 21 CFR Part 11
3 10 (2.19%) ISO 9001
4 7 (1.54%) Data Quality
5 6 (1.32%) GxP
6 5 (1.10%) GAMP
6 5 (1.10%) GDPR
6 5 (1.10%) PMO
7 4 (0.88%) CDISC
7 4 (0.88%) WAI
8 3 (0.66%) ISO 13485
8 3 (0.66%) SLA
9 2 (0.44%) COBIT
9 2 (0.44%) DICOM
System Software
1 16 (3.51%) Active Directory
2 7 (1.54%) Firmware
3 4 (0.88%) Samba
4 3 (0.66%) Docker
4 3 (0.66%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (0.44%) Hyper-V
5 2 (0.44%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.22%) LXC
Systems Management
1 4 (0.88%) Ansible
2 3 (0.66%) SCCM
3 2 (0.44%) MIIS
4 1 (0.22%) Kubernetes
4 1 (0.22%) Terraform
Vendors
1 43 (9.43%) Microsoft
1 43 (9.43%) SAP
2 21 (4.61%) VMware
3 20 (4.39%) Cisco
4 18 (3.95%) Google
5 16 (3.51%) Oracle
6 14 (3.07%) Dell
6 14 (3.07%) EMC
6 14 (3.07%) NetApp
7 7 (1.54%) Tableau
8 4 (0.88%) Adobe
8 4 (0.88%) Apple
8 4 (0.88%) Draytek
8 4 (0.88%) Red Hat
8 4 (0.88%) Synology
9 3 (0.66%) Adaptive Insights
9 3 (0.66%) Ariba
9 3 (0.66%) Cognos
10 2 (0.44%) Allen-Bradley
10 2 (0.44%) Infragistics