Period
to 5 December 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 5 December 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

GxP
UK
6 months to
5 Dec 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 918 710 1048
Rank change year-on-year -208 +338 +98
Permanent jobs citing GxP 143 18 21
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.11% 0.032% 0.016%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.72% 0.26% 0.12%
Number of salaries quoted 29 14 10
10th Percentile " £35,025 £34,588
25th Percentile £35,000 £36,813 £41,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £45,000 £42,500 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year +5.88% -5.56% -13.46%
75th Percentile £55,250 £56,250 £67,813
90th Percentile £57,500 £61,500 £72,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.88% -5.56% -25.00%

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 19,847 6,939 18,205
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.62% 12.41% 13.47%
Number of salaries quoted 12,462 5,455 13,974
10th Percentile £31,000 £31,250 £28,500
25th Percentile £40,485 £41,250 £36,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £53,750 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +2.33% +7.50% -
75th Percentile £72,500 £70,000 £67,500
90th Percentile £90,000 £85,000 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £49,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year -3.06% +8.89% -

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 5 December 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 5 December 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
UK excluding London -102 121 £45,000 +5.88% 9
England -178 119 £47,500 +11.76% 14
East of England -40 63 - - 2
Midlands - 15 £47,500 -
South East -126 14 £50,000 -20.00% 3
London -232 14 £78,000 -17.89% 4
West Midlands - 12 £47,500 -
Scotland - 9 - -
South West -59 7 £47,500 +18.75% 3
Work from Home -248 7 £40,500 - 1
Northern Ireland - 7 £40,000 -
North of England -121 6 £45,000 +5.88% 1
Yorkshire -76 4 - -
East Midlands - 3 - -
North West -103 2 £45,000 +5.88%

For the 6 months to 5 December 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 81 (56.64%) Pharmaceutical
2 76 (53.15%) Degree
2 76 (53.15%) Life Science
3 62 (43.36%) Computer Science
3 62 (43.36%) Agile Software Development
4 56 (39.16%) Social Skills
5 53 (37.06%) Validation
6 47 (32.87%) Computer Science Degree
7 45 (31.47%) Artificial Intelligence
8 43 (30.07%) Project Management
9 42 (29.37%) Kubernetes
10 40 (27.97%) Machine Learning
10 40 (27.97%) Risk Management
11 39 (27.27%) AWS
12 36 (25.17%) Scrum
13 34 (23.78%) SQL
13 34 (23.78%) Analytics
13 34 (23.78%) DevOps
13 34 (23.78%) Data Science
14 33 (23.08%) Manufacturing
14 33 (23.08%) Data Analysis
15 32 (22.38%) Facebook
15 32 (22.38%) Social Media
16 30 (20.98%) Software Engineering
17 28 (19.58%) Stakeholder Management
17 28 (19.58%) Azure
17 28 (19.58%) Cloud Native
17 28 (19.58%) Serverless
17 28 (19.58%) Creative Thinking
18 26 (18.18%) Microsoft

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 23 (16.08%) Apache Spark
2 21 (14.69%) SharePoint
3 12 (8.39%) Documentum
4 8 (5.59%) OpenStack
5 1 (0.70%) CMS
Applications
1 17 (11.89%) Microsoft Office
2 14 (9.79%) Microsoft Excel
3 8 (5.59%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 4 (2.80%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 11 (7.69%) TrackWise
2 6 (4.20%) Maximo
2 6 (4.20%) SAP EHS
Cloud Services
1 39 (27.27%) AWS
2 28 (19.58%) Azure
2 28 (19.58%) Serverless
3 17 (11.89%) Veeva
4 13 (9.09%) SaaS
5 8 (5.59%) AWS Lambda
5 8 (5.59%) Power Platform
6 7 (4.90%) Azure Synapse Analytics
7 5 (3.50%) Microsoft 365
8 3 (2.10%) Cloud Computing
9 2 (1.40%) Azure Active Directory
10 1 (0.70%) Amazon EC2
10 1 (0.70%) Collibra
10 1 (0.70%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
10 1 (0.70%) Salesforce Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 8 (5.59%) InfiniBand
2 2 (1.40%) Cisco IOS
3 1 (0.70%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (11.19%) Hadoop
2 15 (10.49%) PostgreSQL
3 8 (5.59%) Power BI
4 6 (4.20%) Big Data
4 6 (4.20%) Metadata
5 5 (3.50%) Data Lake
6 4 (2.80%) Tableau
7 2 (1.40%) EDMS
7 2 (1.40%) Spotfire
8 1 (0.70%) Data Vault
8 1 (0.70%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.70%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.70%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 1 (0.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 1 (0.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 6 (4.20%) Jenkins
2 1 (0.70%) JIRA
General
1 81 (56.64%) Pharmaceutical
2 56 (39.16%) Social Skills
3 33 (23.08%) Manufacturing
4 15 (10.49%) Organisational Skills
5 11 (7.69%) Finance
6 10 (6.99%) Games
7 6 (4.20%) Retail
8 4 (2.80%) Analytical Skills
8 4 (2.80%) Legal
8 4 (2.80%) Presentation Skills
9 3 (2.10%) Telecoms
10 1 (0.70%) Back Office
10 1 (0.70%) Banking
Job Titles
1 23 (16.08%) Analyst
1 23 (16.08%) Project Manager
2 18 (12.59%) Data Manager
3 14 (9.79%) Senior Manager
3 14 (9.79%) Senior Project Manager
4 12 (8.39%) Business Analyst
5 10 (6.99%) Data Science Leader
5 10 (6.99%) Developer
5 10 (6.99%) Software Developer
6 9 (6.29%) Business IT Analyst
6 9 (6.29%) Full Stack Developer
6 9 (6.29%) IT Analyst
7 7 (4.90%) Consultant
7 7 (4.90%) Head of Architecture
7 7 (4.90%) Head of Data Architecture
7 7 (4.90%) Implementation Consultant
7 7 (4.90%) Senior Consultant
7 7 (4.90%) Senior Implementation Consultant
8 6 (4.20%) Architect
8 6 (4.20%) Operations Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (11.19%) REST
2 15 (10.49%) .NET
2 15 (10.49%) .NET Core
2 15 (10.49%) .NET Framework
2 15 (10.49%) AngularJS
2 15 (10.49%) ASP.NET
2 15 (10.49%) ASP.NET Core
2 15 (10.49%) Entity Framework
2 15 (10.49%) Middleware
2 15 (10.49%) OpenAPI
2 15 (10.49%) Swagger
3 1 (0.70%) GraphQL
3 1 (0.70%) SOAP
3 1 (0.70%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 76 (53.15%) Life Science
2 32 (22.38%) Social Media
3 28 (19.58%) Cloud Native
4 16 (11.19%) Algorithms
4 16 (11.19%) Management Information System
5 14 (9.79%) Client/Server
6 8 (5.59%) Data Centre
6 8 (5.59%) Private Cloud
6 8 (5.59%) Public Cloud
7 7 (4.90%) Data Structures
8 5 (3.50%) Reference Data
8 5 (3.50%) Self-Motivation
9 3 (2.10%) Greenfield Project
10 2 (1.40%) CMDB
10 2 (1.40%) Enterprise Storage
11 1 (0.70%) Biotechnology
11 1 (0.70%) Enterprise Cloud
11 1 (0.70%) Enterprise Software
11 1 (0.70%) Pharmacovigilance
Processes & Methodologies
1 62 (43.36%) Agile Software Development
1 62 (43.36%) Computer Science
2 53 (37.06%) Validation
3 45 (31.47%) Artificial Intelligence
4 43 (30.07%) Project Management
5 40 (27.97%) Machine Learning
5 40 (27.97%) Risk Management
6 36 (25.17%) Scrum
7 34 (23.78%) Analytics
7 34 (23.78%) Data Science
7 34 (23.78%) DevOps
8 33 (23.08%) Data Analysis
9 30 (20.98%) Software Engineering
10 28 (19.58%) Creative Thinking
10 28 (19.58%) Stakeholder Management
11 24 (16.78%) Change Management
11 24 (16.78%) Data Engineering
12 23 (16.08%) Microservices
12 23 (16.08%) Natural Language Processing
12 23 (16.08%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 34 (23.78%) SQL
2 16 (11.19%) Python
3 15 (10.49%) C#
3 15 (10.49%) TypeScript
4 2 (1.40%) PowerShell
5 1 (0.70%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
5 1 (0.70%) Java
5 1 (0.70%) JavaScript
5 1 (0.70%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 76 (53.15%) Degree
2 47 (32.87%) Computer Science Degree
3 23 (16.08%) PhD
4 4 (2.80%) PMI Certification
4 4 (2.80%) PMP
5 3 (2.10%) ITIL Certification
5 3 (2.10%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (17.48%) 21 CFR Part 11
2 21 (14.69%) QA
3 14 (9.79%) GMP
3 14 (9.79%) Good Clinical Practice
4 13 (9.09%) GLP
5 8 (5.59%) GDPR
5 8 (5.59%) HIPAA
6 5 (3.50%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 4 (2.80%) ISO 13485
8 3 (2.10%) GAMP
8 3 (2.10%) SLA
9 2 (1.40%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 1 (0.70%) CDISC
10 1 (0.70%) ISO 9001
10 1 (0.70%) ITGC
System Software
1 21 (14.69%) Docker
2 8 (5.59%) Slurm Workload Manager
3 2 (1.40%) Active Directory
3 2 (1.40%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 42 (29.37%) Kubernetes
2 13 (9.09%) Ansible
2 13 (9.09%) Terraform
3 6 (4.20%) Kubeflow
Vendors
1 32 (22.38%) Facebook
2 26 (18.18%) Microsoft
3 15 (10.49%) Agilent
4 10 (6.99%) Dataiku
4 10 (6.99%) Oracle
5 8 (5.59%) OpenText
6 7 (4.90%) Databricks
6 7 (4.90%) SAP
7 6 (4.20%) Remedy
8 4 (2.80%) Cisco
8 4 (2.80%) Google
8 4 (2.80%) PTC
9 2 (1.40%) Palo Alto
9 2 (1.40%) Salesforce.com
10 1 (0.70%) Talend