Period
to 2 April 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for GxP skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited GxP over the 6 months to 2 April 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

GxP
UK
6 months to
2 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 940 1088 1150
Rank change year-on-year +148 +62 +14
Permanent jobs citing GxP 39 22 64
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.033% 0.015% 0.036%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.27% 0.11% 0.28%
Number of salaries quoted 24 8 22
Median annual salary £45,000 £70,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -35.71% +33.33% +2.94%
10th Percentile £25,500 £27,500 £39,500
90th Percentile £61,000 £97,500 £67,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £36,250 £35,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +3.57% -36.36% +7.84%

GxP 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 14,383 20,731 22,590
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 12.28% 14.00% 12.76%
Number of salaries quoted 11,041 15,053 17,581
Median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £28,750 £27,625 £27,500
90th Percentile £85,000 £81,250 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,750
% change year-on-year - +2.86% +6.06%

GxP
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for GxP in the UK

GxP
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for GxP in the UK

GxP
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing GxP over the 6 months to 2 April 2020.

Salary histogram for GxP in the UK

GxP
Top 13 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing GxP within the UK over the 6 months to 2 April 2020. 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 +139 32 £44,250 -53.42% 9
UK excluding London +121 31 £36,250 +3.57% 9
East of England +70 16 £32,500 - 2
London +99 7 £48,500 -48.95%
Northern Ireland - 5 £45,000 -
Work from Home - 3 £48,500 -
West Midlands - 3 £62,500 -
Midlands - 3 £62,500 -
South East - 3 £25,500 - 5
North of England +78 2 - - 1
North West - 2 - - 1
South West +50 1 £40,000 - 1
Scotland +42 1 - -

For the 6 months to 2 April 2020, IT jobs citing GxP 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 GxP.

1 27 (69.23%) Pharmaceutical
2 21 (53.85%) Validation
2 21 (53.85%) Analytical Skills
3 18 (46.15%) Degree
4 16 (41.03%) Management Information System
4 16 (41.03%) Problem-Solving
5 15 (38.46%) Agile Software Development
6 13 (33.33%) Computer Science
7 12 (30.77%) SDLC
8 11 (28.21%) Project Management
8 11 (28.21%) ITIL
9 9 (23.08%) Continuous Improvement
10 8 (20.51%) Analytics
10 8 (20.51%) Cybersecurity
10 8 (20.51%) DevOps
10 8 (20.51%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 8 (20.51%) Performance Management
10 8 (20.51%) Manufacturing
10 8 (20.51%) Conceptual Models
11 7 (17.95%) .NET
11 7 (17.95%) Oracle
11 7 (17.95%) QA
12 6 (15.38%) Life Science
12 6 (15.38%) Systems Analysis
12 6 (15.38%) SQL
12 6 (15.38%) 21 CFR Part 11
12 6 (15.38%) Middleware
12 6 (15.38%) Time Management
13 5 (12.82%) Customer Requirements
13 5 (12.82%) GAMP

GxP
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 2 (5.13%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.56%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (2.56%) MS Exchange
2 1 (2.56%) Site Server
Applications
1 3 (7.69%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 3 (7.69%) SAP ICH
2 1 (2.56%) SAP Forecasting and Replenishment
2 1 (2.56%) SAP MM
2 1 (2.56%) SAP Retail
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.56%) Azure
1 1 (2.56%) Office 365
1 1 (2.56%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (10.26%) DHCP
1 4 (10.26%) DNS
2 3 (7.69%) Internet
2 3 (7.69%) TCP/IP
2 3 (7.69%) Wireless
3 1 (2.56%) Firewall
3 1 (2.56%) LAN
3 1 (2.56%) NAS
3 1 (2.56%) VLAN
3 1 (2.56%) VoIP
3 1 (2.56%) VSAN
3 1 (2.56%) WAN
3 1 (2.56%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (10.26%) SQL Server
2 3 (7.69%) Oracle Database
2 3 (7.69%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 3 (7.69%) RStudio
General
1 27 (69.23%) Pharmaceutical
2 8 (20.51%) Manufacturing
3 3 (7.69%) Advertising
4 1 (2.56%) Retail
Job Titles
1 8 (20.51%) DevOps Manager
2 6 (15.38%) Developer
2 6 (15.38%) SQL Developer
3 5 (12.82%) Applications Support
4 3 (7.69%) .NET Developer
4 3 (7.69%) .NET Software Developer
4 3 (7.69%) 2nd Line Engineer
4 3 (7.69%) C# .NET Developer
4 3 (7.69%) C# Developer
4 3 (7.69%) C# Software Developer
4 3 (7.69%) Desktop Engineer
4 3 (7.69%) Oracle Developer
4 3 (7.69%) PL/SQL Developer
4 3 (7.69%) Software Developer
4 3 (7.69%) Systems Engineer
4 3 (7.69%) Validation Engineer
5 2 (5.13%) Mid-Level .NET Developer
5 2 (5.13%) Mid-Level C# .NET Developer
5 2 (5.13%) Mid-Level C# Developer
6 1 (2.56%) Junior C# .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (17.95%) .NET
2 6 (15.38%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 21 (53.85%) Analytical Skills
2 16 (41.03%) Management Information System
3 6 (15.38%) Life Science
4 4 (10.26%) Self-Motivation
5 1 (2.56%) Biotechnology
Operating Systems
1 5 (12.82%) Windows
2 3 (7.69%) Windows 7
2 3 (7.69%) Windows XP
3 1 (2.56%) Android
3 1 (2.56%) Apple iOS
3 1 (2.56%) Linux
3 1 (2.56%) Mac OS
3 1 (2.56%) Windows 10
3 1 (2.56%) Windows Server
3 1 (2.56%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (2.56%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (53.85%) Validation
2 16 (41.03%) Problem-Solving
3 15 (38.46%) Agile Software Development
4 13 (33.33%) Computer Science
5 12 (30.77%) SDLC
6 11 (28.21%) ITIL
6 11 (28.21%) Project Management
7 9 (23.08%) Continuous Improvement
8 8 (20.51%) Analytics
8 8 (20.51%) Conceptual Models
8 8 (20.51%) Cybersecurity
8 8 (20.51%) DevOps
8 8 (20.51%) Performance Management
9 6 (15.38%) Systems Analysis
9 6 (15.38%) Time Management
10 5 (12.82%) Customer Requirements
11 4 (10.26%) Change Control
11 4 (10.26%) Stakeholder Management
12 3 (7.69%) OOP
12 3 (7.69%) Quality Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (15.38%) SQL
2 4 (10.26%) Java
3 3 (7.69%) C#
3 3 (7.69%) PL/SQL
3 3 (7.69%) Python
3 3 (7.69%) R
Qualifications
1 18 (46.15%) Degree
2 8 (20.51%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 1 (2.56%) MCSA
3 1 (2.56%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (17.95%) QA
2 6 (15.38%) 21 CFR Part 11
3 5 (12.82%) GAMP
4 3 (7.69%) ISO 13485
4 3 (7.69%) ISO 9001
5 2 (5.13%) GMP
6 1 (2.56%) GLP
6 1 (2.56%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (2.56%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (10.26%) Active Directory
2 2 (5.13%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (2.56%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 1 (2.56%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 7 (17.95%) Oracle
2 4 (10.26%) Microsoft
2 4 (10.26%) SAP
3 3 (7.69%) Informatica
3 3 (7.69%) MuleSoft
4 2 (5.13%) VMware
5 1 (2.56%) Apple
5 1 (2.56%) Dell
5 1 (2.56%) Veeam