Period
to 16 December 2018

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 16 December 2018 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Pharmaceutical (Pharma)
UK > UK excluding London
6 months to
16 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 541 545 503
Rank change year-on-year +4 -42 -87
Permanent jobs citing Pharmaceutical 348 404 531
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 0.40% 0.40% 0.49%
As % of the General category 1.17% 1.11% 1.38%
Number of salaries quoted 237 277 378
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £45,000 £47,250
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.56% -4.76% +5.00%
10th Percentile £26,250 £29,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £70,250 £71,250 £72,500
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000

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 29,776 36,354 38,582
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 33.82% 36.22% 35.90%
Number of salaries quoted 22,233 27,825 30,124
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £71,250 £67,500 £70,000
UK median annual salary £55,000 £51,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +7.84% +2.00% -

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 16 December 2018.

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 16 December 2018. 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 +20 141 £40,000 -23.81% 56
East of England -10 75 £50,750 +12.78% 51
North of England +26 74 £45,000 +28.57% 40
North West +36 59 £45,000 +38.46% 20
Midlands 0 29 £51,250 +2.50% 25
West Midlands +22 16 £56,750 +13.50% 12
Yorkshire +12 13 £43,000 -1.71% 12
East Midlands +23 12 £50,000 +37.93% 13
South West +9 10 £68,500 +80.26% 9
Wales +3 8 £38,750 +3.33% 4
Northern Ireland - 6 £42,500 - 4
Scotland -3 5 £42,500 +13.33% 11
North East -2 2 - - 8
Pharmaceutical
UK

For the 6 months to 16 December 2018, 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 84 (24.14%) Project Management
2 77 (22.13%) Agile Software Development
3 72 (20.69%) Life Science
4 71 (20.40%) Analytics
5 66 (18.97%) Computer Science
5 66 (18.97%) Problem-Solving
6 63 (18.10%) Microsoft
7 61 (17.53%) JavaScript
8 55 (15.80%) Mathematics
9 54 (15.52%) Degree
10 49 (14.08%) Algorithms
11 47 (13.51%) Data Analysis
12 46 (13.22%) PhD
13 45 (12.93%) Data Science
14 42 (12.07%) Java
14 42 (12.07%) Software Engineering
15 39 (11.21%) .NET
15 39 (11.21%) Risk Management
16 37 (10.63%) C#
16 37 (10.63%) NHS
16 37 (10.63%) Retail
17 36 (10.34%) SQL
17 36 (10.34%) Microsoft Office
18 35 (10.06%) HTML
18 35 (10.06%) Python
19 34 (9.77%) Microsoft Excel
19 34 (9.77%) CSS
19 34 (9.77%) Finance
19 34 (9.77%) Business Analysis
20 31 (8.91%) Data Management

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 10 (2.87%) CMS
2 9 (2.59%) Apache
2 9 (2.59%) SAS
2 9 (2.59%) SharePoint
3 7 (2.01%) Elasticsearch
3 7 (2.01%) MS Exchange
4 6 (1.72%) Apache Spark
5 4 (1.15%) NServiceBus
6 3 (0.86%) WebSphere
7 2 (0.57%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.29%) Drupal
8 1 (0.29%) JBoss
Applications
1 36 (10.34%) Microsoft Office
2 34 (9.77%) Microsoft Excel
3 17 (4.89%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 5 (1.44%) MS Visio
5 4 (1.15%) Photoshop
6 3 (0.86%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 3 (0.86%) InVision
7 2 (0.57%) OmniGraffle
7 2 (0.57%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.29%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 8 (2.30%) SAP GRC
2 5 (1.44%) SAP BPC
2 5 (1.44%) SAP GTS
2 5 (1.44%) SAP MDG
2 5 (1.44%) SAP S/4HANA
3 3 (0.86%) SAP APO
3 3 (0.86%) SAP MM
3 3 (0.86%) SAP PP
3 3 (0.86%) SAP QM
3 3 (0.86%) SAP SCM
3 3 (0.86%) SAP WM
4 2 (0.57%) TrackWise
5 1 (0.29%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.29%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.29%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (0.29%) Sage X3
5 1 (0.29%) SAP Hybris
5 1 (0.29%) SAP MII
5 1 (0.29%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 23 (6.61%) Amazon AWS
2 16 (4.60%) Office 365
3 7 (2.01%) PaaS
4 6 (1.72%) Google Cloud Platform
5 4 (1.15%) Veeva
6 2 (0.57%) Amazon S3
6 2 (0.57%) GitHub
6 2 (0.57%) Microsoft Azure
6 2 (0.57%) npm
6 2 (0.57%) SaaS
7 1 (0.29%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (0.29%) Amazon EMR
7 1 (0.29%) Google Analytics
7 1 (0.29%) MailChimp
Communications & Networking
1 5 (1.44%) Bluetooth
1 5 (1.44%) LAN
2 3 (0.86%) Firewall
2 3 (0.86%) TCP/IP
2 3 (0.86%) WAN
3 2 (0.57%) DHCP
3 2 (0.57%) DNS
3 2 (0.57%) Symposium
3 2 (0.57%) VPN
4 1 (0.29%) Internet
4 1 (0.29%) Intranet
4 1 (0.29%) NAS
4 1 (0.29%) Network Security
4 1 (0.29%) Unified Communications
4 1 (0.29%) VLAN
4 1 (0.29%) Wireless
4 1 (0.29%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (5.75%) SQL Server
2 14 (4.02%) Big Data
3 10 (2.87%) MySQL
4 8 (2.30%) Amazon Redshift
4 8 (2.30%) Relational Database
5 6 (1.72%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 5 (1.44%) Hadoop
6 5 (1.44%) SAP BW
7 4 (1.15%) Base SAS
7 4 (1.15%) Data Lake
7 4 (1.15%) RDBMS
8 3 (0.86%) Data Warehouse
8 3 (0.86%) MongoDB
8 3 (0.86%) NoSQL
8 3 (0.86%) Power BI
9 2 (0.57%) EDMS
9 2 (0.57%) Electronic Patient Records
9 2 (0.57%) MS Access
9 2 (0.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 2 (0.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 15 (4.31%) Git (software)
2 8 (2.30%) JIRA
3 7 (2.01%) Jenkins
3 7 (2.01%) Protractor
4 6 (1.72%) Selenium
5 5 (1.44%) Subversion
5 5 (1.44%) Visual Studio
6 3 (0.86%) Dreamweaver
6 3 (0.86%) Xcode
7 2 (0.57%) Axure RP
7 2 (0.57%) Balsamiq Mockups
7 2 (0.57%) Maven
7 2 (0.57%) SonarQube
8 1 (0.29%) Bitbucket
8 1 (0.29%) gulp
8 1 (0.29%) Jasmine
8 1 (0.29%) Team Foundation Server
8 1 (0.29%) Visual Studio Code
8 1 (0.29%) Visual Studio Coded UI
8 1 (0.29%) WebDriver
General
1 37 (10.63%) Retail
2 34 (9.77%) Finance
3 22 (6.32%) Manufacturing
4 21 (6.03%) Marketing
5 9 (2.59%) Games
6 7 (2.01%) Telecoms
7 6 (1.72%) Advertising
7 6 (1.72%) Electronics
8 4 (1.15%) Banking
8 4 (1.15%) German Language
8 4 (1.15%) Publishing
9 3 (0.86%) Back Office
9 3 (0.86%) Law
10 2 (0.57%) Legal
11 1 (0.29%) Aerospace
11 1 (0.29%) Automotive
11 1 (0.29%) French Language
11 1 (0.29%) Italian Language
11 1 (0.29%) Portuguese Language
11 1 (0.29%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 70 (20.11%) Developer
2 48 (13.79%) Analyst
3 35 (10.06%) Project Manager
4 26 (7.47%) Consultant
5 25 (7.18%) Software Project Manager
6 22 (6.32%) Support Manager
7 21 (6.03%) Software Developer
8 19 (5.46%) Software Manager
9 16 (4.60%) Senior Developer
10 15 (4.31%) Business Analyst
10 15 (4.31%) IT Consultant
11 13 (3.74%) IT Manager
11 13 (3.74%) Software Test Engineer
11 13 (3.74%) Test Engineer
12 12 (3.45%) JavaScript Developer
12 12 (3.45%) Senior Analyst
13 11 (3.16%) Software Consultant
13 11 (3.16%) Support Analyst
13 11 (3.16%) Trainer
13 11 (3.16%) Training Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (11.21%) .NET
2 35 (10.06%) HTML
3 34 (9.77%) CSS
4 24 (6.90%) AngularJS
5 21 (6.03%) Web Services
6 18 (5.17%) ASP.NET
7 16 (4.60%) React
8 14 (4.02%) jQuery
9 11 (3.16%) Node.js
9 11 (3.16%) TensorFlow
10 8 (2.30%) HTML5
10 8 (2.30%) Natural Language Processing
11 7 (2.01%) .NET Framework
11 7 (2.01%) CSS3
11 7 (2.01%) RESTful
11 7 (2.01%) Sass
12 6 (1.72%) Ajax
12 6 (1.72%) scikit-learn
12 6 (1.72%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 6 (1.72%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 72 (20.69%) Life Science
2 49 (14.08%) Algorithms
3 37 (10.63%) NHS
4 27 (7.76%) Analytical Skills
5 22 (6.32%) FMCG
5 22 (6.32%) Management Information System
6 17 (4.89%) User Experience
7 14 (4.02%) PMI
8 12 (3.45%) Biotechnology
9 11 (3.16%) e-Learning
10 9 (2.59%) Mobile App
11 8 (2.30%) Data Centre
11 8 (2.30%) Self-Motivation
12 6 (1.72%) SCADA
13 5 (1.44%) Animation
13 5 (1.44%) Embedded Systems
13 5 (1.44%) Greenfield Project
13 5 (1.44%) Robotics
14 3 (0.86%) Data Structures
14 3 (0.86%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 18 (5.17%) Windows
2 10 (2.87%) Android
3 7 (2.01%) Apple iOS
4 6 (1.72%) Linux
4 6 (1.72%) Windows Server
5 3 (0.86%) Unix
6 2 (0.57%) Windows 7
7 1 (0.29%) CentOS
7 1 (0.29%) Debian
7 1 (0.29%) Ubuntu
7 1 (0.29%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (0.29%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.29%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 84 (24.14%) Project Management
2 77 (22.13%) Agile Software Development
3 71 (20.40%) Analytics
4 66 (18.97%) Computer Science
4 66 (18.97%) Problem-Solving
5 55 (15.80%) Mathematics
6 47 (13.51%) Data Analysis
7 45 (12.93%) Data Science
8 42 (12.07%) Software Engineering
9 39 (11.21%) Risk Management
10 34 (9.77%) Business Analysis
11 31 (8.91%) Data Management
11 31 (8.91%) Test Automation
12 29 (8.33%) Stakeholder Management
13 28 (8.05%) Line Management
13 28 (8.05%) PRINCE2
14 27 (7.76%) SDLC
15 23 (6.61%) Chemistry
16 22 (6.32%) Performance Management
17 21 (6.03%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 61 (17.53%) JavaScript
2 42 (12.07%) Java
3 37 (10.63%) C#
4 36 (10.34%) SQL
5 35 (10.06%) Python
6 26 (7.47%) C++
7 23 (6.61%) C
8 16 (4.60%) MATLAB
8 16 (4.60%) R
9 11 (3.16%) PHP
10 6 (1.72%) Bash Shell
10 6 (1.72%) TypeScript
10 6 (1.72%) VB.NET
11 5 (1.44%) Scala
12 4 (1.15%) Perl
12 4 (1.15%) VBA
13 3 (0.86%) Apple Swift
13 3 (0.86%) Objective-C
14 2 (0.57%) HLSL
14 2 (0.57%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 54 (15.52%) Degree
2 46 (13.22%) PhD
3 18 (5.17%) PMI Certification
4 16 (4.60%) Computer Science Degree
5 8 (2.30%) ISTQB
6 7 (2.01%) ITIL Certification
6 7 (2.01%) Master's Degree
7 6 (1.72%) MCSD
7 6 (1.72%) Microsoft Certification
8 5 (1.44%) Numerate Degree
8 5 (1.44%) SAP Certification
9 4 (1.15%) PMP
10 3 (0.86%) MCP
11 2 (0.57%) CISSP
11 2 (0.57%) ISEB
11 2 (0.57%) Postgraduate
12 1 (0.29%) APMP
12 1 (0.29%) ECDL
12 1 (0.29%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 1 (0.29%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (4.02%) QA
2 13 (3.74%) GAMP
2 13 (3.74%) PMO
3 11 (3.16%) GDPR
3 11 (3.16%) GxP
4 9 (2.59%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 4 (1.15%) 21 CFR Part 11
5 4 (1.15%) Data Quality
6 3 (0.86%) GMP
6 3 (0.86%) HL7
6 3 (0.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 1 (0.29%) CDISC
7 1 (0.29%) GLP
7 1 (0.29%) ISO 13485
7 1 (0.29%) NIST 800
7 1 (0.29%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 14 (4.02%) Active Directory
2 4 (1.15%) Firmware
3 2 (0.57%) Docker
3 2 (0.57%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.29%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 6 (1.72%) SCCM
2 5 (1.44%) WSUS
3 1 (0.29%) MOM
3 1 (0.29%) Single Sign-On
3 1 (0.29%) Wonderware InTouch
Vendors
1 63 (18.10%) Microsoft
2 26 (7.47%) SAP
3 9 (2.59%) Google
3 9 (2.59%) Oracle
4 6 (1.72%) Ariba
5 5 (1.44%) Adobe
5 5 (1.44%) IBM
5 5 (1.44%) Salesforce.com
6 4 (1.15%) Tableau
7 3 (0.86%) McKesson
8 2 (0.57%) Apple
8 2 (0.57%) Cisco
8 2 (0.57%) Progress
8 2 (0.57%) Siemens
8 2 (0.57%) Talend
8 2 (0.57%) VMware
8 2 (0.57%) Zend
9 1 (0.29%) Alteryx
9 1 (0.29%) IFS
9 1 (0.29%) LabWare