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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 23 May 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

GxP
UK
6 months to
23 May 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 1020 855 867
Rank change year-on-year -165 +12 +224
Permanent jobs citing GxP 186 39 34
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.11% 0.042% 0.037%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.67% 0.32% 0.28%
Number of salaries quoted 27 5 22
10th Percentile £22,500 £35,950 £25,500
25th Percentile £32,500 £36,250 £31,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £45,000 £51,500 £43,750
Median % change year-on-year -12.62% +17.71% -22.22%
75th Percentile £54,250 £53,750 £50,250
90th Percentile £58,750 £54,650 £61,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £44,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +1.12% +4.71% -22.73%

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 27,750 12,155 12,041
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 17.03% 13.23% 12.96%
Number of salaries quoted 13,170 8,239 9,279
10th Percentile £31,250 £31,250 £30,000
25th Percentile £41,250 £41,000 £38,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £52,500 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year +4.76% - +5.00%
75th Percentile £73,750 £70,000 £70,000
90th Percentile £90,000 £85,000 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,665 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +0.35% - +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 23 May 2022.

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 23 May 2022. 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
Jobs
England -177 128 £52,000 +0.97% 12
UK excluding London -48 127 £45,000 +1.12% 10
Work from Home -239 55 £52,500 +43.84% 1
East of England -49 44 £52,500 +1.94% 4
South East -65 29 £52,000 -2.80% 3
London -240 27 £53,500 +1.90% 2
North of England -64 21 £25,000 -33.33% 1
Wales - 21 £25,000 -
Yorkshire - 13 - -
North West -75 8 £25,000 -33.33% 1
East Midlands -26 5 £25,000 -
Midlands -71 5 £25,000 -
Northern Ireland - 5 £45,000 -
South West -32 1 - - 1
Scotland -59 1 - - 1

For the 6 months to 23 May 2022, 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.

1 130 (69.89%) Degree
2 97 (52.15%) Pharmaceutical
3 87 (46.77%) Validation
4 74 (39.78%) Agile
5 70 (37.63%) Social Skills
6 64 (34.41%) Project Management
7 58 (31.18%) Life Science
8 54 (29.03%) Stakeholder Management
9 50 (26.88%) Analytics
10 48 (25.81%) Computer Science
11 45 (24.19%) Change Management
12 44 (23.66%) Risk Management
13 41 (22.04%) Artificial Intelligence
14 40 (21.51%) Management Information System
15 36 (19.35%) Veeva
16 35 (18.82%) Scrum
17 32 (17.20%) Process Improvement
18 28 (15.05%) DevOps
18 28 (15.05%) QA
19 27 (14.52%) Biotechnology
19 27 (14.52%) Analytical Skills
19 27 (14.52%) Data Management
20 26 (13.98%) SaaS
20 26 (13.98%) Problem-Solving
21 25 (13.44%) Critical Thinking
21 25 (13.44%) Computer Science Degree
21 25 (13.44%) QMS
21 25 (13.44%) PLM
21 25 (13.44%) Manufacturing
21 25 (13.44%) SharePoint

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 25 (13.44%) SharePoint
2 20 (10.75%) Documentum
3 10 (5.38%) Apache
3 10 (5.38%) Apache Airflow
3 10 (5.38%) Apache Spark
4 7 (3.76%) CMS
5 6 (3.23%) Tomcat
6 5 (2.69%) OpenStack
Applications
1 20 (10.75%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 19 (10.22%) Windchill
3 14 (7.53%) Microsoft Excel
4 9 (4.84%) Microsoft Project
4 9 (4.84%) MS Visio
5 7 (3.76%) Microsoft Office
6 2 (1.08%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 23 (12.37%) TrackWise
Cloud Services
1 36 (19.35%) Veeva
2 26 (13.98%) SaaS
3 18 (9.68%) AWS
4 17 (9.14%) AWS Lambda
4 17 (9.14%) Serverless
5 13 (6.99%) Azure
6 12 (6.45%) AWS CloudFormation
7 10 (5.38%) Azure Functions
7 10 (5.38%) Azure Synapse Analytics
8 7 (3.76%) Amazon EC2
9 6 (3.23%) Amazon Cognito
9 6 (3.23%) Amazon EKS
9 6 (3.23%) Amazon S3
9 6 (3.23%) AWS CloudTrail
9 6 (3.23%) Power Platform
10 4 (2.15%) Boomi
11 3 (1.61%) Microsoft 365
12 2 (1.08%) Azure Active Directory
12 2 (1.08%) PowerApps
Communications & Networking
1 24 (12.90%) Firewall
2 11 (5.91%) Network Security
3 6 (3.23%) Wireless
4 5 (2.69%) Cisco ASA
4 5 (2.69%) InfiniBand
4 5 (2.69%) LAN
4 5 (2.69%) NGFW
4 5 (2.69%) SNMP
4 5 (2.69%) WAN
4 5 (2.69%) Wireshark
4 5 (2.69%) WLAN
5 2 (1.08%) DHCP
5 2 (1.08%) DNS
5 2 (1.08%) TCP/IP
6 1 (0.54%) Cisco Nexus
6 1 (0.54%) Cisco Wireless
6 1 (0.54%) SD-WAN
6 1 (0.54%) Software-Defined Networking
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (7.53%) Data Warehouse
2 10 (5.38%) Data Lake
2 10 (5.38%) Semantic Layer
3 8 (4.30%) Big Data
4 6 (3.23%) Amazon RDS
5 4 (2.15%) Metadata
5 4 (2.15%) Power BI
5 4 (2.15%) Spotfire
5 4 (2.15%) Tableau
6 2 (1.08%) Oracle Reports
6 2 (1.08%) SQL Server
7 1 (0.54%) EDMS
7 1 (0.54%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 5 (2.69%) JIRA
2 2 (1.08%) Oracle APEX
3 1 (0.54%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 97 (52.15%) Pharmaceutical
2 70 (37.63%) Social Skills
3 27 (14.52%) Analytical Skills
4 25 (13.44%) Manufacturing
5 18 (9.68%) Law
6 10 (5.38%) Organisational Skills
7 8 (4.30%) Presentation Skills
7 8 (4.30%) Publishing
8 6 (3.23%) Legal
9 4 (2.15%) Influencing Skills
10 3 (1.61%) Documentation Skills
11 2 (1.08%) Marketing
11 2 (1.08%) Telecoms
12 1 (0.54%) Wearables
Job Titles
1 44 (23.66%) Project Manager
2 37 (19.89%) Senior Manager
3 29 (15.59%) Senior Project Manager
4 25 (13.44%) Analyst
5 19 (10.22%) Senior Service Manager
6 12 (6.45%) Data Manager
7 9 (4.84%) Administrator
7 9 (4.84%) Desktop Support
7 9 (4.84%) Systems Administrator
8 8 (4.30%) Applications Manager
8 8 (4.30%) Desktop Support Technician
8 8 (4.30%) Desktop Technician
8 8 (4.30%) IT Support
8 8 (4.30%) IT Support Technician
8 8 (4.30%) IT Technician
8 8 (4.30%) Support Technician
9 7 (3.76%) Coordinator
9 7 (3.76%) IT Manager
10 6 (3.23%) Business Analyst
10 6 (3.23%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (5.38%) Kafka
2 6 (3.23%) SAML
3 1 (0.54%) GraphQL
3 1 (0.54%) REST
3 1 (0.54%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 58 (31.18%) Life Science
2 40 (21.51%) Management Information System
3 27 (14.52%) Biotechnology
4 19 (10.22%) Social Media
5 16 (8.60%) Data Centre
6 13 (6.99%) Cloud Native
7 7 (3.76%) CMDB
8 6 (3.23%) e-Learning
8 6 (3.23%) Learning Management System
8 6 (3.23%) Linux Command Line
8 6 (3.23%) SCORM
9 5 (2.69%) Private Cloud
9 5 (2.69%) Public Cloud
10 4 (2.15%) Data Structures
10 4 (2.15%) Enterprise Software
10 4 (2.15%) Reference Data
10 4 (2.15%) Self-Motivation
11 3 (1.61%) Enterprise Storage
12 1 (0.54%) Enterprise Cloud
12 1 (0.54%) LIMS
Operating Systems
1 6 (3.23%) Unix
2 1 (0.54%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 87 (46.77%) Validation
2 74 (39.78%) Agile
3 64 (34.41%) Project Management
4 54 (29.03%) Stakeholder Management
5 50 (26.88%) Analytics
6 48 (25.81%) Computer Science
7 45 (24.19%) Change Management
8 44 (23.66%) Risk Management
9 41 (22.04%) Artificial Intelligence
10 35 (18.82%) Scrum
11 32 (17.20%) Process Improvement
12 28 (15.05%) DevOps
13 27 (14.52%) Data Management
14 26 (13.98%) Problem-Solving
15 25 (13.44%) Critical Thinking
15 25 (13.44%) PLM
15 25 (13.44%) QMS
16 23 (12.37%) Quality Management
17 22 (11.83%) Collaborative Working
17 22 (11.83%) Machine Learning
Programming Languages
1 11 (5.91%) SQL
2 9 (4.84%) Python
3 6 (3.23%) Java
3 6 (3.23%) Shell Script
4 2 (1.08%) PL/SQL
4 2 (1.08%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 130 (69.89%) Degree
2 25 (13.44%) Computer Science Degree
3 23 (12.37%) PMI Certification
3 23 (12.37%) PMP
4 12 (6.45%) Master's Degree
5 9 (4.84%) ITIL Certification
6 8 (4.30%) PhD
7 4 (2.15%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 2 (1.08%) MCSA
8 2 (1.08%) MCSE
8 2 (1.08%) Microsoft Certification
8 2 (1.08%) Six Sigma Black Belt
8 2 (1.08%) Six Sigma Master Black Belt
8 2 (1.08%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 1 (0.54%) CCNP
9 1 (0.54%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (15.05%) QA
2 21 (11.29%) 21 CFR Part 11
3 19 (10.22%) ISO 13485
4 16 (8.60%) GAMP
5 14 (7.53%) GMP
6 12 (6.45%) GLP
7 9 (4.84%) Good Clinical Practice
8 6 (3.23%) GDPR
9 5 (2.69%) SLA
10 3 (1.61%) Data Quality
11 1 (0.54%) CDISC
11 1 (0.54%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 10 (5.38%) Active Directory
2 6 (3.23%) Docker
3 5 (2.69%) Slurm Workload Manager
4 3 (1.61%) Virtual Desktop
4 3 (1.61%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 24 (12.90%) Kubernetes
2 22 (11.83%) Ansible
3 16 (8.60%) Terraform
4 5 (2.69%) Stealthwatch
5 3 (1.61%) SCCM
6 1 (0.54%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 24 (12.90%) Microsoft
2 22 (11.83%) Oracle
3 19 (10.22%) Facebook
3 19 (10.22%) PTC
4 11 (5.91%) Google
5 10 (5.38%) Databricks
6 8 (4.30%) VMware
7 5 (2.69%) Cisco
7 5 (2.69%) Palo Alto
7 5 (2.69%) SolarWinds
8 4 (2.15%) MuleSoft
8 4 (2.15%) SAP
9 2 (1.08%) CA
9 2 (1.08%) Informatica
9 2 (1.08%) NetApp
9 2 (1.08%) ServiceNow
9 2 (1.08%) SnapLogic
9 2 (1.08%) Talend
10 1 (0.54%) Meraki
10 1 (0.54%) Varonis