Period
to 3 July 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 3 July 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

GxP
UK
6 months to
3 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 809 1097 1200
Rank change year-on-year +288 +103 -64
Permanent jobs citing GxP 35 21 19
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.044% 0.014% 0.011%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.36% 0.10% 0.083%
Number of salaries quoted 26 18 17
Median annual salary £42,500 £57,500 £62,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -26.09% -8.00% +47.06%
10th Percentile £28,375 £28,375 £48,750
90th Percentile £61,000 £97,500 £67,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £55,000 £62,500
% change year-on-year -22.73% -12.00% +47.06%

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 9,674 20,202 22,893
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 12.22% 13.78% 12.92%
Number of salaries quoted 7,360 14,792 17,540
Median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £30,000 £28,000 £28,000
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% - +8.43%

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 3 July 2020.

Salary histogram for GxP in the UK

GxP
Top 9 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 3 July 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 +296 33 £42,500 -51.77% 7
UK excluding London +254 29 £42,500 -22.73% 5
East of England +114 24 £42,500 +46.55% 1
London +162 5 £48,500 -47.57% 3
South East +136 3 £25,500 -
Work from Home +49 3 £48,500 -13.78% 1
Midlands +121 1 - - 1
Scotland +89 1 - - 1
West Midlands +86 1 - - 1

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 19 (54.29%) Management Information System
2 18 (51.43%) Pharmaceutical
3 16 (45.71%) Manufacturing
4 14 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
5 13 (37.14%) Validation
5 13 (37.14%) Analytical Skills
5 13 (37.14%) Problem-Solving
6 12 (34.29%) SQL
7 11 (31.43%) ITIL
7 11 (31.43%) Degree
8 10 (28.57%) SDLC
9 9 (25.71%) QA
9 9 (25.71%) Computer Science
10 8 (22.86%) Informatics
10 8 (22.86%) Information Management
10 8 (22.86%) SharePoint
10 8 (22.86%) LIMS
10 8 (22.86%) Project Management
10 8 (22.86%) Performance Management
10 8 (22.86%) QMS
10 8 (22.86%) Azure
10 8 (22.86%) DevOps
10 8 (22.86%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 8 (22.86%) Cybersecurity
10 8 (22.86%) Continuous Improvement
10 8 (22.86%) Analytics
10 8 (22.86%) Conceptual Models
11 6 (17.14%) Systems Analysis
12 5 (14.29%) Middleware
12 5 (14.29%) Time Management

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 8 (22.86%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (8.57%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 8 (22.86%) Azure
2 2 (5.71%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (8.57%) DHCP
1 3 (8.57%) DNS
1 3 (8.57%) Internet
1 3 (8.57%) TCP/IP
1 3 (8.57%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (8.57%) Oracle Database
2 1 (2.86%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (8.57%) RStudio
General
1 18 (51.43%) Pharmaceutical
2 16 (45.71%) Manufacturing
3 3 (8.57%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 8 (22.86%) Administrator
1 8 (22.86%) Azure Administrator
1 8 (22.86%) DevOps Manager
1 8 (22.86%) LIMS Administrator
2 4 (11.43%) Developer
2 4 (11.43%) SQL Developer
3 3 (8.57%) 2nd Line Engineer
3 3 (8.57%) Desktop Engineer
3 3 (8.57%) Oracle Developer
3 3 (8.57%) PL/SQL Developer
3 3 (8.57%) Systems Engineer
3 3 (8.57%) Validation Engineer
4 2 (5.71%) Architect
4 2 (5.71%) Senior Architect
5 1 (2.86%) .NET Developer
5 1 (2.86%) Business Process Analyst
5 1 (2.86%) C# Developer
5 1 (2.86%) Process Analyst
5 1 (2.86%) Quality Engineer
5 1 (2.86%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (14.29%) Middleware
2 4 (11.43%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 19 (54.29%) Management Information System
2 13 (37.14%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (22.86%) LIMS
4 3 (8.57%) Self-Motivation
5 2 (5.71%) Mobile App
5 2 (5.71%) Social Media
6 1 (2.86%) Biotechnology
6 1 (2.86%) FMCG
6 1 (2.86%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 3 (8.57%) Windows
1 3 (8.57%) Windows 7
1 3 (8.57%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (37.14%) Problem-Solving
2 13 (37.14%) Validation
3 11 (31.43%) ITIL
4 10 (28.57%) SDLC
5 9 (25.71%) Computer Science
6 8 (22.86%) Analytics
6 8 (22.86%) Conceptual Models
6 8 (22.86%) Continuous Improvement
6 8 (22.86%) Cybersecurity
6 8 (22.86%) DevOps
6 8 (22.86%) Informatics
6 8 (22.86%) Information Management
6 8 (22.86%) Performance Management
6 8 (22.86%) Project Management
6 8 (22.86%) QMS
7 6 (17.14%) Systems Analysis
8 5 (14.29%) Time Management
9 4 (11.43%) Change Control
9 4 (11.43%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 12 (34.29%) SQL
2 3 (8.57%) Java
2 3 (8.57%) PL/SQL
2 3 (8.57%) Python
2 3 (8.57%) R
3 1 (2.86%) C#
Qualifications
1 11 (31.43%) Degree
2 8 (22.86%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (25.71%) QA
2 4 (11.43%) GAMP
3 3 (8.57%) ISO 13485
3 3 (8.57%) ISO 9001
4 2 (5.71%) GDPR
4 2 (5.71%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (2.86%) 21 CFR Part 11
5 1 (2.86%) GLP
5 1 (2.86%) GMP
System Software
1 3 (8.57%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 4 (11.43%) Oracle
2 3 (8.57%) Informatica
2 3 (8.57%) Microsoft
2 3 (8.57%) MuleSoft