Period
to 13 April 2021

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 13 April 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

GxP
UK
6 months to
13 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 803 946 1108
Rank change year-on-year +143 +162 +56
Permanent jobs citing GxP 35 39 22
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.042% 0.034% 0.015%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.34% 0.28% 0.10%
Number of salaries quoted 8 21 8
10th Percentile £35,375 £25,500 £27,500
25th Percentile £36,125 £31,250 £28,438
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £45,000 £45,000 £70,000
Median % change year-on-year - -35.71% +33.33%
75th Percentile £54,125 £50,250 £97,500
90th Percentile £55,550 £61,000 "
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £36,250 £35,000
% change year-on-year +17.24% +3.57% -33.33%

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 10,183 14,050 20,964
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 12.26% 12.34% 14.08%
Number of salaries quoted 7,119 10,931 15,430
10th Percentile £31,250 £28,750 £27,625
25th Percentile £40,977 £37,500 £37,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £52,500 £52,500 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year - +5.00% -
75th Percentile £70,000 £70,000 £67,500
90th Percentile £85,000 £85,000 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - -

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 13 April 2021.

Salary histogram for GxP in the UK

GxP
Top 15 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 13 April 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 +117 31 £45,000 +38.46% 12
UK excluding London +106 29 £42,500 +17.24% 13
East of England +52 9 £51,500 +58.46% 4
Midlands +49 9 - -
South East +83 5 £53,500 +109.80% 2
West Midlands +30 5 - -
North of England +48 4 £40,000 - 3
East Midlands - 4 - -
London +106 3 £52,500 +8.25% 1
North West +38 2 £40,000 - 2
Work from Home -120 2 - - 1
South West +23 1 £36,500 -8.75% 2
Scotland +11 1 - - 2
Yorkshire - 1 £37,000 -
North East - 1 £47,500 - 1

For the 6 months to 13 April 2021, 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 18 (51.43%) Pharmaceutical
1 18 (51.43%) Validation
2 16 (45.71%) Degree
3 13 (37.14%) Problem-Solving
4 12 (34.29%) Manufacturing
4 12 (34.29%) Management Information System
5 11 (31.43%) Analytical Skills
6 10 (28.57%) 21 CFR Part 11
6 10 (28.57%) QA
7 8 (22.86%) Mathematics
7 8 (22.86%) GMP
7 8 (22.86%) Change Control
8 7 (20.00%) Information Management
8 7 (20.00%) Continuous Improvement
8 7 (20.00%) Process Improvement
9 6 (17.14%) Data Management
9 6 (17.14%) Biotechnology
9 6 (17.14%) Configuration Management
9 6 (17.14%) Line Management
9 6 (17.14%) Self-Motivation
10 5 (14.29%) Systems Engineering
10 5 (14.29%) Collaborative Working
10 5 (14.29%) Analytics
10 5 (14.29%) Model-Based Systems Engineering
10 5 (14.29%) Customer Acquisition
10 5 (14.29%) GAMP
10 5 (14.29%) UML
10 5 (14.29%) ArcGIS
10 5 (14.29%) Aerospace
10 5 (14.29%) Information Security

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 5 (14.29%) ArcGIS
2 2 (5.71%) CMS
2 2 (5.71%) SAS
3 1 (2.86%) Confluence
3 1 (2.86%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (14.29%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 4 (11.43%) Microsoft Office
3 3 (8.57%) Microsoft Excel
4 2 (5.71%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (14.29%) Sentinel
2 1 (2.86%) Maximo
2 1 (2.86%) SAP EHS
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.86%) Azure
1 1 (2.86%) SaaS
1 1 (2.86%) Veeva
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.71%) Relational Database
2 1 (2.86%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 5 (14.29%) Rational DOORS
2 2 (5.71%) JIRA
3 1 (2.86%) Selenium
General
1 18 (51.43%) Pharmaceutical
2 12 (34.29%) Manufacturing
3 5 (14.29%) Aerospace
4 4 (11.43%) Finance
4 4 (11.43%) Retail
5 2 (5.71%) Publishing
6 1 (2.86%) Legal
6 1 (2.86%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 7 (20.00%) Systems Engineer
2 5 (14.29%) Senior Systems Engineer
3 3 (8.57%) Analyst
3 3 (8.57%) Computer Engineer
3 3 (8.57%) Computer Systems Validation Engineer
3 3 (8.57%) Computer Validation Engineer
3 3 (8.57%) Software Engineer
3 3 (8.57%) Support Specialist
3 3 (8.57%) Trainee
3 3 (8.57%) Validation Engineer
4 2 (5.71%) Associate Engineer
4 2 (5.71%) Compliance Officer
4 2 (5.71%) IT Manager
4 2 (5.71%) Programmer
4 2 (5.71%) Report Analyst
4 2 (5.71%) SAS Programmer
4 2 (5.71%) Systems Analyst
4 2 (5.71%) Test Engineer
5 1 (2.86%) Software Test Engineer
5 1 (2.86%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.71%) .NET
1 2 (5.71%) Shiny
2 1 (2.86%) HTML
2 1 (2.86%) JSON
2 1 (2.86%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 12 (34.29%) Management Information System
2 11 (31.43%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (17.14%) Biotechnology
3 6 (17.14%) Self-Motivation
4 5 (14.29%) Life Science
5 2 (5.71%) e-Learning
5 2 (5.71%) Learning Management System
5 2 (5.71%) SCORM
6 1 (2.86%) LIMS
6 1 (2.86%) Pharmacovigilance
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (51.43%) Validation
2 13 (37.14%) Problem-Solving
3 8 (22.86%) Change Control
3 8 (22.86%) Mathematics
4 7 (20.00%) Continuous Improvement
4 7 (20.00%) Information Management
4 7 (20.00%) Process Improvement
5 6 (17.14%) Configuration Management
5 6 (17.14%) Data Management
5 6 (17.14%) Line Management
6 5 (14.29%) Analytics
6 5 (14.29%) CAPA
6 5 (14.29%) Information Security
6 5 (14.29%) MODAF
6 5 (14.29%) Requirements Engineering
6 5 (14.29%) SysML
6 5 (14.29%) Systems Engineering
6 5 (14.29%) Time Management
6 5 (14.29%) TOGAF
6 5 (14.29%) UML
Programming Languages
1 3 (8.57%) SQL
2 2 (5.71%) C#
2 2 (5.71%) Java
2 2 (5.71%) Python
2 2 (5.71%) R
2 2 (5.71%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 16 (45.71%) Degree
2 5 (14.29%) DV Cleared
2 5 (14.29%) SC Cleared
2 5 (14.29%) Security Cleared
3 2 (5.71%) Computer Science Degree
3 2 (5.71%) ISTQB
3 2 (5.71%) Master's Degree
4 1 (2.86%) ISEB
4 1 (2.86%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (2.86%) PMI Certification
4 1 (2.86%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (28.57%) 21 CFR Part 11
1 10 (28.57%) QA
2 8 (22.86%) GMP
3 5 (14.29%) GAMP
4 3 (8.57%) SLA
5 2 (5.71%) GLP
5 2 (5.71%) Good Clinical Practice
5 2 (5.71%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (2.86%) Data Quality
6 1 (2.86%) ISO 9001
6 1 (2.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (2.86%) ITGC
6 1 (2.86%) PMO
Vendors
1 3 (8.57%) Microsoft
1 3 (8.57%) Oracle
2 2 (5.71%) Facebook
2 2 (5.71%) Twitter
2 2 (5.71%) YouTube
3 1 (2.86%) Citrix
3 1 (2.86%) DocuSign
3 1 (2.86%) Remedy
3 1 (2.86%) SAP