Period
to 26 November 2021

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 26 November 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP)
UK
6 months to
26 Nov 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 949 705 1065
Rank change year-on-year -244 +360 +115
Permanent jobs citing GMP 112 13 14
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.086% 0.024% 0.010%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.55% 0.19% 0.076%
Number of salaries quoted 12 12 6
10th Percentile £28,875 £34,675 £40,625
25th Percentile £33,750 £36,250 £47,188
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £40,000 £47,500 £51,250
Median % change year-on-year -15.79% -7.32% +20.59%
75th Percentile £45,000 £59,063 £54,688
90th Percentile £47,250 £67,500 £56,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £42,500 £51,250
% change year-on-year -5.88% -17.07% +20.59%

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 20,259 6,790 18,443
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.63% 12.49% 13.57%
Number of salaries quoted 12,574 5,334 14,117
10th Percentile £31,030 £31,250 £28,500
25th Percentile £40,250 £41,250 £36,475
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £54,000 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +1.85% +8.00% -
75th Percentile £72,500 £70,000 £67,500
90th Percentile £90,000 £85,000 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £49,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year -4.04% +10.00% -

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 26 November 2021.

Salary histogram for GMP in the UK

GMP
Top 14 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 26 November 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
UK excluding London -134 101 £40,000 -5.88% 36
England -239 91 £32,500 -31.58% 32
East of England -70 39 - - 4
North of England -104 30 £31,250 -30.56% 9
North West -72 15 £42,500 - 7
Yorkshire -77 15 £30,000 -18.92%
South West -65 14 - - 4
South East -147 9 - - 5
Work from Home - 9 - - 3
Northern Ireland - 7 £40,000 -
Scotland - 4 - - 9
West Midlands -87 1 £55,000 - 3
Midlands -107 1 £55,000 - 5
London -244 1 - - 6

For the 6 months to 26 November 2021, 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 96 (85.71%) Pharmaceutical
2 87 (77.68%) Manufacturing
3 67 (59.82%) Degree
4 46 (41.07%) QA
5 41 (36.61%) GLP
6 40 (35.71%) Microsoft Office
6 40 (35.71%) Validation
7 39 (34.82%) Analytical Skills
8 35 (31.25%) Social Skills
9 31 (27.68%) Quality Management
10 30 (26.79%) Good Clinical Practice
11 28 (25.00%) QMS
12 25 (22.32%) Continuous Improvement
12 25 (22.32%) Microsoft
12 25 (22.32%) Microsoft Excel
12 25 (22.32%) Problem-Solving
13 21 (18.75%) Chemistry
14 20 (17.86%) Life Science
15 19 (16.96%) Decision-Making
16 17 (15.18%) Root Cause Analysis
16 17 (15.18%) Management Information System
16 17 (15.18%) Risk Management
17 16 (14.29%) Spreadsheet
17 16 (14.29%) Organisational Skills
18 15 (13.39%) Process Improvement
18 15 (13.39%) Microsoft PowerPoint
18 15 (13.39%) SAP
19 14 (12.50%) GxP
20 13 (11.61%) Stakeholder Management
20 13 (11.61%) Information Security

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:

Application Platforms
1 12 (10.71%) SharePoint
Applications
1 40 (35.71%) Microsoft Office
2 25 (22.32%) Microsoft Excel
3 16 (14.29%) Spreadsheet
4 15 (13.39%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 7 (6.25%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.89%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 4 (3.57%) Maximo
2 3 (2.68%) TrackWise
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.68%) Microsoft 365
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (2.68%) Tableau
2 2 (1.79%) Spotfire
General
1 96 (85.71%) Pharmaceutical
2 87 (77.68%) Manufacturing
3 39 (34.82%) Analytical Skills
4 35 (31.25%) Social Skills
5 16 (14.29%) Organisational Skills
6 10 (8.93%) Publishing
7 9 (8.04%) Retail
8 6 (5.36%) Legal
9 4 (3.57%) Aerospace
9 4 (3.57%) Automotive
9 4 (3.57%) Environmental Health
9 4 (3.57%) Finance
10 3 (2.68%) Presentation Skills
11 2 (1.79%) Influencing Skills
11 2 (1.79%) Law
12 1 (0.89%) Marketing
12 1 (0.89%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 40 (35.71%) Analyst
2 20 (17.86%) QC Analyst
3 8 (7.14%) Technical Analyst
3 8 (7.14%) Technologist
4 7 (6.25%) Business Analyst
5 6 (5.36%) Quality Manager
6 5 (4.46%) Business IT Analyst
6 5 (4.46%) Computer Scientist
6 5 (4.46%) IT Analyst
6 5 (4.46%) IT Business Analyst
7 4 (3.57%) Coordinator
7 4 (3.57%) Data Engineer
7 4 (3.57%) Quality Engineer
8 3 (2.68%) Associate Director
8 3 (2.68%) Data Analyst
8 3 (2.68%) Programme Manager
8 3 (2.68%) QA Manager
8 3 (2.68%) QA Officer
9 2 (1.79%) Data Integrity Specialist
9 2 (1.79%) QA Coordinator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.89%) AngularJS
1 1 (0.89%) HTML
1 1 (0.89%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 20 (17.86%) Life Science
2 17 (15.18%) Management Information System
3 12 (10.71%) Biotechnology
4 7 (6.25%) Data Structures
4 7 (6.25%) Pharmacovigilance
5 5 (4.46%) Algorithms
5 5 (4.46%) Robotics
5 5 (4.46%) Self-Motivation
6 3 (2.68%) Social Media
7 1 (0.89%) e-Learning
7 1 (0.89%) Learning Management System
7 1 (0.89%) LIMS
Operating Systems
1 1 (0.89%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (35.71%) Validation
2 31 (27.68%) Quality Management
3 28 (25.00%) QMS
4 25 (22.32%) Continuous Improvement
4 25 (22.32%) Problem-Solving
5 21 (18.75%) Chemistry
6 19 (16.96%) Decision-Making
7 17 (15.18%) Risk Management
7 17 (15.18%) Root Cause Analysis
8 15 (13.39%) Process Improvement
9 13 (11.61%) Biology
9 13 (11.61%) Coaching
9 13 (11.61%) Computer Science
9 13 (11.61%) Data Protection
9 13 (11.61%) Information Security
9 13 (11.61%) Stakeholder Management
9 13 (11.61%) Time Management
10 11 (9.82%) Change Control
10 11 (9.82%) Collaborative Working
11 9 (8.04%) Data Privacy
Programming Languages
1 8 (7.14%) SQL
2 5 (4.46%) C
2 5 (4.46%) C#
2 5 (4.46%) Python
2 5 (4.46%) VBA
3 4 (3.57%) Ladder Logic
4 1 (0.89%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 67 (59.82%) Degree
2 9 (8.04%) HNC
3 5 (4.46%) HND
4 4 (3.57%) PhD
5 3 (2.68%) Postgraduate
6 2 (1.79%) IRCA
7 1 (0.89%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 46 (41.07%) QA
2 41 (36.61%) GLP
3 30 (26.79%) Good Clinical Practice
4 14 (12.50%) GxP
5 11 (9.82%) GAMP
6 4 (3.57%) ISO 13485
6 4 (3.57%) SLA
7 3 (2.68%) Data Quality
7 3 (2.68%) ISO 9001
8 2 (1.79%) GDPR
System Software
1 1 (0.89%) Docker
Vendors
1 25 (22.32%) Microsoft
2 15 (13.39%) SAP
3 4 (3.57%) NCR
3 4 (3.57%) Siemens
4 3 (2.68%) Facebook
5 1 (0.89%) Agilent
5 1 (0.89%) Progress