Period
to 12 April 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for CAPA skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited CAPA over the 6 months to 12 April 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Corrective and Preventive Action (CAPA)
UK
6 months to
12 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 803 998 1111
Rank change year-on-year +195 +113 +72
Permanent jobs citing CAPA 46 7 1
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.056% 0.006% 0.001%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.060% 0.007% 0.001%
Number of salaries quoted 10 6 1
10th Percentile £50,000 " "
25th Percentile £50,313 £36,250 £43,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £52,500 £48,250 £47,500
Median % change year-on-year +8.81% +1.58% -13.64%
75th Percentile £53,750 £61,000 £51,250
90th Percentile £53,900 " "
UK excluding London median annual salary £52,500 £48,250 £47,500
% change year-on-year +8.81% +1.58% -13.64%

CAPA is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
UK
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 76,303 104,589 137,442
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 92.46% 92.13% 92.30%
Number of salaries quoted 58,806 83,983 109,303
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,250 £30,000
25th Percentile £41,250 £40,000 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year - +4.76% +5.00%
75th Percentile £75,000 £72,500 £70,000
90th Percentile £90,000 £90,000 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £48,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +2.11% +5.56% -

CAPA
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing CAPA as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for CAPA in the UK

CAPA
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing CAPA.

Salary trend for CAPA in the UK

CAPA
Top 10 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing CAPA within the UK over the 6 months to 12 April 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
England +159 34 £52,500 +8.81% 8
UK excluding London +123 27 £52,500 +8.81% 5
South East +94 15 £52,500 +40.00% 2
Work from Home - 9 - - 1
London - 7 £52,500 - 3
North of England - 5 - - 2
South West - 4 - -
East of England +54 3 - - 1
Yorkshire - 3 - - 1
North West - 2 - -

For the 6 months to 12 April 2021, IT jobs citing CAPA 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 with a requirement for CAPA.

1 29 (63.04%) Pharmaceutical
2 25 (54.35%) Degree
3 24 (52.17%) QA
4 22 (47.83%) Life Science
4 22 (47.83%) Validation
5 19 (41.30%) Process Improvement
6 16 (34.78%) Continuous Improvement
7 13 (28.26%) Quality Management
8 12 (26.09%) Change Control
9 11 (23.91%) Analytical Skills
9 11 (23.91%) Manufacturing
10 10 (21.74%) Data Management
11 9 (19.57%) Computer Science
11 9 (19.57%) Project Management
12 8 (17.39%) Good Clinical Practice
12 8 (17.39%) GMP
12 8 (17.39%) Data Cleansing
13 7 (15.22%) Internal Audit
13 7 (15.22%) Self-Motivation
14 6 (13.04%) Root Cause Analysis
14 6 (13.04%) Line Management
14 6 (13.04%) Risk Assessment
15 5 (10.87%) GxP
15 5 (10.87%) Time Management
15 5 (10.87%) Data Analysis
16 4 (8.70%) Microsoft Office
16 4 (8.70%) Risk Management
16 4 (8.70%) Analytics
16 4 (8.70%) Trend Analysis
16 4 (8.70%) Problem-Solving

CAPA
Co-occurring IT Skills 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:

Applications
1 4 (8.70%) Microsoft Office
General
1 29 (63.04%) Pharmaceutical
2 11 (23.91%) Manufacturing
3 3 (6.52%) Marketing
4 1 (2.17%) Legal
Job Titles
1 12 (26.09%) Auditor
1 12 (26.09%) Compliance Auditor
1 12 (26.09%) Senior Auditor
2 9 (19.57%) Data Manager
3 3 (6.52%) QA Engineer
4 2 (4.35%) Compliance Officer
4 2 (4.35%) Data Scientist
5 1 (2.17%) QA Officer
Miscellaneous
1 22 (47.83%) Life Science
2 11 (23.91%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (15.22%) Self-Motivation
4 2 (4.35%) LIMS
5 1 (2.17%) Biotechnology
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (47.83%) Validation
2 19 (41.30%) Process Improvement
3 16 (34.78%) Continuous Improvement
4 13 (28.26%) Quality Management
5 12 (26.09%) Change Control
6 10 (21.74%) Data Management
7 9 (19.57%) Computer Science
7 9 (19.57%) Project Management
8 8 (17.39%) Data Cleansing
9 7 (15.22%) Internal Audit
10 6 (13.04%) Line Management
10 6 (13.04%) Risk Assessment
10 6 (13.04%) Root Cause Analysis
11 5 (10.87%) Data Analysis
11 5 (10.87%) Time Management
12 4 (8.70%) Analytics
12 4 (8.70%) Problem-Solving
12 4 (8.70%) Risk Management
12 4 (8.70%) Trend Analysis
13 3 (6.52%) Performance Monitoring
Qualifications
1 25 (54.35%) Degree
2 1 (2.17%) HND
2 1 (2.17%) Master's Degree
2 1 (2.17%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (52.17%) QA
2 8 (17.39%) GMP
2 8 (17.39%) Good Clinical Practice
3 5 (10.87%) GxP
4 4 (8.70%) GDPR
5 3 (6.52%) ISO 13485
6 2 (4.35%) Data Quality
7 1 (2.17%) 21 CFR Part 11
7 1 (2.17%) GAMP
7 1 (2.17%) ISO 9001
7 1 (2.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 1 (2.17%) ITGC
7 1 (2.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
Vendors
1 3 (6.52%) Microsoft