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The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for GMP skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited GMP over the 6 months to 24 May 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP)
UK
6 months to
24 May 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 1082 866 892
Rank change year-on-year -216 +26 +220
Permanent jobs citing GMP 147 28 9
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.090% 0.030% 0.010%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.53% 0.23% 0.075%
Number of salaries quoted 17 3 8
10th Percentile - £44,250 -
25th Percentile £42,500 £48,750 £52,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £70,000 £57,500 £58,000
Median % change year-on-year +21.74% -0.86% +93.33%
75th Percentile £71,875 £69,375 £61,563
90th Percentile £73,125 £75,750 £66,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £70,000 £57,500 £58,000
% change year-on-year +21.74% -0.86% +93.33%

GMP is in the Quality Assurance and Compliance category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills.

All Quality Assurance and Compliance Skills
UK
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills 27,964 12,155 12,041
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 17.05% 13.23% 12.96%
Number of salaries quoted 13,322 8,239 9,279
10th Percentile £31,250 £31,250 £30,000
25th Percentile £41,250 £41,000 £38,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £52,500 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year +4.76% - +5.00%
75th Percentile £73,750 £70,000 £70,000
90th Percentile £90,000 £85,000 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,626 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +0.27% - +5.56%

GMP
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for GMP in the UK

GMP
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for GMP in the UK

GMP
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing GMP over the 6 months to 24 May 2022.

Salary histogram for GMP in the UK

GMP
Top 17 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing GMP within the UK over the 6 months to 24 May 2022. 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
Jobs
England -180 127 £70,000 +21.74% 52
UK excluding London -46 124 £70,000 +21.74% 61
North of England -40 50 £55,000 -4.35% 10
North West -54 25 £55,000 -4.35% 6
Work from Home -260 24 £71,250 - 5
Yorkshire - 20 - -
East of England - 19 - - 15
London -249 18 - - 4
South East -82 16 £71,250 - 10
Midlands - 15 - - 8
South West -27 12 £70,000 - 5
East Midlands - 12 - - 7
Northern Ireland - 11 £45,000 -
Scotland - 5 - - 8
North East - 5 - - 4
West Midlands - 3 - - 1
Wales - 1 £45,000 - 5

For the 6 months to 24 May 2022, IT jobs citing GMP 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 GMP.

1 114 (77.55%) Pharmaceutical
2 91 (61.90%) QA
3 72 (48.98%) Degree
4 55 (37.41%) Manufacturing
5 44 (29.93%) Analytical Skills
6 35 (23.81%) Problem-Solving
7 34 (23.13%) Biotechnology
8 31 (21.09%) QMS
8 31 (21.09%) Validation
9 30 (20.41%) Quality Management
10 28 (19.05%) CAPA
11 26 (17.69%) Chemistry
11 26 (17.69%) Change Control
12 25 (17.01%) Social Skills
13 22 (14.97%) Good Clinical Practice
13 22 (14.97%) Marketing
13 22 (14.97%) Internal Audit
14 21 (14.29%) Life Science
15 19 (12.93%) Management Information System
15 19 (12.93%) GLP
16 18 (12.24%) Microsoft
17 17 (11.56%) Microsoft Office
17 17 (11.56%) Google
17 17 (11.56%) Analytics
18 16 (10.88%) Continuous Improvement
18 16 (10.88%) SAP
18 16 (10.88%) Microsoft Excel
18 16 (10.88%) Salesforce.com
18 16 (10.88%) Data Management
19 15 (10.20%) Microsoft PowerPoint

GMP
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 17 (11.56%) Microsoft Office
2 16 (10.88%) Microsoft Excel
3 15 (10.20%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 10 (6.80%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 5 (3.40%) Microsoft Project
5 5 (3.40%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (2.72%) TrackWise
Cloud Services
1 10 (6.80%) Adobe Analytics
2 7 (4.76%) Google Analytics
3 6 (4.08%) Apigee
3 6 (4.08%) Google Ads
3 6 (4.08%) IaaS
3 6 (4.08%) PaaS
4 4 (2.72%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.68%) GCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (4.08%) Big Data
1 6 (4.08%) Looker
2 1 (0.68%) BigQuery
2 1 (0.68%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (0.68%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 114 (77.55%) Pharmaceutical
2 55 (37.41%) Manufacturing
3 44 (29.93%) Analytical Skills
4 25 (17.01%) Social Skills
5 22 (14.97%) Marketing
6 14 (9.52%) Legal
7 13 (8.84%) Finance
8 10 (6.80%) Advertising
9 7 (4.76%) Presentation Skills
9 7 (4.76%) Retail
10 6 (4.08%) Games
10 6 (4.08%) Organisational Skills
10 6 (4.08%) Public Sector
10 6 (4.08%) Telecoms
11 2 (1.36%) Documentation Skills
Job Titles
1 27 (18.37%) QA Officer
1 27 (18.37%) Quality Manager
2 23 (15.65%) QA Manager
3 20 (13.61%) Analyst
4 9 (6.12%) Senior Manager
4 9 (6.12%) Senior QA Manager
4 9 (6.12%) Senior Quality Manager
5 6 (4.08%) QC Analyst
5 6 (4.08%) Sales Director
5 6 (4.08%) Technical Analyst
5 6 (4.08%) Technical Director
5 6 (4.08%) Technical Sales Director
6 5 (3.40%) Coordinator
6 5 (3.40%) Project Manager
7 4 (2.72%) Architect
7 4 (2.72%) Business Analyst
7 4 (2.72%) Developer
7 4 (2.72%) Software Developer
7 4 (2.72%) Systems Manager
7 4 (2.72%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (6.80%) Apache Flex
2 4 (2.72%) CSS
2 4 (2.72%) HTML
2 4 (2.72%) LESS
2 4 (2.72%) RESTful
2 4 (2.72%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 34 (23.13%) Biotechnology
2 21 (14.29%) Life Science
3 19 (12.93%) Management Information System
4 10 (6.80%) Marketing Technology
5 4 (2.72%) Data Structures
5 4 (2.72%) FMCG
5 4 (2.72%) Pharmacovigilance
5 4 (2.72%) SCADA
6 1 (0.68%) Industry 4.0
6 1 (0.68%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 1 (0.68%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (23.81%) Problem-Solving
2 31 (21.09%) QMS
2 31 (21.09%) Validation
3 30 (20.41%) Quality Management
4 28 (19.05%) CAPA
5 26 (17.69%) Change Control
5 26 (17.69%) Chemistry
6 22 (14.97%) Internal Audit
7 17 (11.56%) Analytics
8 16 (10.88%) Continuous Improvement
8 16 (10.88%) Data Management
9 15 (10.20%) Biology
10 13 (8.84%) Data Analysis
11 12 (8.16%) Logistics
12 11 (7.48%) Business Intelligence
12 11 (7.48%) Digital Marketing
13 10 (6.80%) Agile
13 10 (6.80%) Business Analytics
13 10 (6.80%) Data Governance
13 10 (6.80%) Market Research
Programming Languages
1 6 (4.08%) SQL
2 4 (2.72%) C#
2 4 (2.72%) Java
2 4 (2.72%) JavaScript
3 2 (1.36%) Python
4 1 (0.68%) R
Qualifications
1 72 (48.98%) Degree
2 2 (1.36%) Computer Science Degree
2 2 (1.36%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 91 (61.90%) QA
2 22 (14.97%) Good Clinical Practice
3 19 (12.93%) GLP
4 14 (9.52%) GAMP
4 14 (9.52%) GxP
5 12 (8.16%) ISO 9001
6 4 (2.72%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.68%) 21 CFR Part 11
Vendors
1 18 (12.24%) Microsoft
2 17 (11.56%) Google
3 16 (10.88%) Salesforce.com
3 16 (10.88%) SAP
4 14 (9.52%) Minitab
5 11 (7.48%) Oracle
6 10 (6.80%) Adobe
7 4 (2.72%) Charles River
7 4 (2.72%) OutSystems