Period
to 27 February 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 27 February 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP)
UK
6 months to
27 Feb 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 775 1011 1116
Rank change year-on-year +236 +105 +98
Permanent jobs citing GMP 29 16 6
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.039% 0.013% 0.004%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.33% 0.10% 0.029%
Number of salaries quoted 13 11 2
Median annual salary £47,500 £55,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -13.64% +15.79% +5.56%
10th Percentile £36,250 £52,500 £40,000
90th Percentile £67,500 £66,250 £53,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £55,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year -13.64% +15.79% +5.56%

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 8,870 15,418 21,048
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 11.95% 12.54% 13.92%
Number of salaries quoted 6,396 12,049 15,617
Median annual salary £52,500 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.00% -
10th Percentile £31,000 £28,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £85,000 £83,750 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +4.65%

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 27 February 2021.

Salary histogram for GMP in the UK

GMP
Top 10 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 27 February 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 +220 26 £47,500 -13.64% 55
UK excluding London +152 21 £47,500 -13.64% 62
North of England +73 10 £47,500 - 15
South West - 8 £40,000 - 4
North West +74 6 £42,500 - 8
London - 5 £65,000 - 6
South East +119 3 £50,000 -16.67% 15
North East - 3 £47,500 - 3
Work from Home - 1 - - 4
Yorkshire - 1 £37,000 - 4

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 24 (82.76%) Pharmaceutical
1 24 (82.76%) Validation
2 23 (79.31%) Manufacturing
3 16 (55.17%) QA
3 16 (55.17%) Analytical Skills
4 15 (51.72%) Degree
5 12 (41.38%) QMS
6 11 (37.93%) Continuous Improvement
7 10 (34.48%) Quality Management
7 10 (34.48%) GxP
7 10 (34.48%) Self-Motivation
8 7 (24.14%) GDPR
8 7 (24.14%) 21 CFR Part 11
8 7 (24.14%) GAMP
8 7 (24.14%) Change Control
9 6 (20.69%) CAPA
9 6 (20.69%) Spreadsheet
9 6 (20.69%) GLP
10 5 (17.24%) Problem-Solving
10 5 (17.24%) Microsoft Office
10 5 (17.24%) ERP
10 5 (17.24%) Management Information System
10 5 (17.24%) Risk Management
10 5 (17.24%) Process Improvement
11 4 (13.79%) SAP
11 4 (13.79%) HND
11 4 (13.79%) Good Clinical Practice
11 4 (13.79%) Coaching
12 3 (10.34%) Creative Thinking
12 3 (10.34%) Matrix Organization

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 6 (20.69%) Spreadsheet
2 5 (17.24%) Microsoft Office
General
1 24 (82.76%) Pharmaceutical
2 23 (79.31%) Manufacturing
3 3 (10.34%) Publishing
4 1 (3.45%) German Language
Job Titles
1 6 (20.69%) Computer Engineer
1 6 (20.69%) Computer Systems Validation Engineer
1 6 (20.69%) Computer Validation Engineer
1 6 (20.69%) Validation Engineer
2 5 (17.24%) Systems Engineer
3 4 (13.79%) Compliance Officer
3 4 (13.79%) QA Officer
3 4 (13.79%) Validation Specialist
4 2 (6.90%) Analyst
4 2 (6.90%) Auditor
4 2 (6.90%) Quality Auditor
5 1 (3.45%) Computer Systems Validation Specialist
5 1 (3.45%) Consultant
5 1 (3.45%) IT Analyst
5 1 (3.45%) Operations Manager
5 1 (3.45%) Process Engineer
5 1 (3.45%) QC Engineer
5 1 (3.45%) Senior Analyst
5 1 (3.45%) Senior Systems Analyst
5 1 (3.45%) Systems Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 16 (55.17%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (34.48%) Self-Motivation
3 5 (17.24%) Management Information System
4 3 (10.34%) Life Science
4 3 (10.34%) LIMS
5 1 (3.45%) Biotechnology
5 1 (3.45%) SCADA
5 1 (3.45%) Virtual Team
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (82.76%) Validation
2 12 (41.38%) QMS
3 11 (37.93%) Continuous Improvement
4 10 (34.48%) Quality Management
5 7 (24.14%) Change Control
6 6 (20.69%) CAPA
7 5 (17.24%) ERP
7 5 (17.24%) Problem-Solving
7 5 (17.24%) Process Improvement
7 5 (17.24%) Risk Management
8 4 (13.79%) Coaching
9 3 (10.34%) Creative Thinking
9 3 (10.34%) Data Privacy
9 3 (10.34%) Decision-Making
9 3 (10.34%) Information Security
9 3 (10.34%) Matrix Management
9 3 (10.34%) Matrix Organization
9 3 (10.34%) Performance Metrics
10 2 (6.90%) Chemistry
10 2 (6.90%) FMEA
Qualifications
1 15 (51.72%) Degree
2 4 (13.79%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (55.17%) QA
2 10 (34.48%) GxP
3 7 (24.14%) 21 CFR Part 11
3 7 (24.14%) GAMP
3 7 (24.14%) GDPR
4 6 (20.69%) GLP
5 4 (13.79%) Good Clinical Practice
6 1 (3.45%) ISO 13485
6 1 (3.45%) ISO 9001
6 1 (3.45%) PMO
Vendors
1 4 (13.79%) SAP
2 3 (10.34%) Microsoft
3 1 (3.45%) Minitab