Period
to 24 October 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 24 October 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

GxP
UK
6 months to
24 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 669 1061 1108
Rank change year-on-year +392 +47 +10
Permanent jobs citing GxP 20 18 35
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.041% 0.013% 0.021%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.35% 0.10% 0.16%
Number of salaries quoted 16 14 28
Median annual salary £42,500 £56,250 £53,250
Median salary % change year-on-year -24.44% +5.63% +25.29%
10th Percentile £36,250 £29,750 £36,375
90th Percentile £56,250 £85,500 £71,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £57,500 £67,500
% change year-on-year -26.09% -14.81% +58.82%

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 5,735 17,966 21,745
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 11.75% 13.16% 13.21%
Number of salaries quoted 4,482 13,485 16,475
Median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% - -
10th Percentile £31,250 £28,250 £28,000
90th Percentile £85,000 £82,500 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +11.11% - +5.88%

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 24 October 2020.

Salary histogram for GxP in the UK

GxP
Top 10 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 24 October 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 +379 18 £42,500 -26.09% 11
UK excluding London +327 16 £42,500 -26.09% 13
East of England +154 8 £42,500 +46.55% 6
North of England +176 6 £45,000 -33.33% 2
North West +124 3 £42,500 -37.04% 1
North East - 3 £47,500 - 1
London +259 2 £95,000 +85.37% 2
South East +215 1 - - 1
Work from Home +28 1 - - 2
South West - 1 £40,000 -

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 14 (70.00%) QMS
2 13 (65.00%) Manufacturing
3 9 (45.00%) Validation
3 9 (45.00%) LIMS
3 9 (45.00%) SQL
4 8 (40.00%) SharePoint
4 8 (40.00%) Azure
4 8 (40.00%) Management Information System
4 8 (40.00%) Information Management
4 8 (40.00%) Informatics
5 7 (35.00%) Quality Management
5 7 (35.00%) Pharmaceutical
6 6 (30.00%) GMP
7 5 (25.00%) 21 CFR Part 11
7 5 (25.00%) GAMP
7 5 (25.00%) QA
7 5 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
7 5 (25.00%) Self-Motivation
8 4 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
9 3 (15.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 3 (15.00%) ITIL
9 3 (15.00%) SDLC
9 3 (15.00%) Waterfall
9 3 (15.00%) GDPR
10 2 (10.00%) Mobile App
10 2 (10.00%) Observability
10 2 (10.00%) Customer Engagement
10 2 (10.00%) Social Listening
10 2 (10.00%) B2B
10 2 (10.00%) B2C

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 (40.00%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 8 (40.00%) Azure
2 2 (10.00%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.00%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (5.00%) JIRA
1 1 (5.00%) Selenium
General
1 13 (65.00%) Manufacturing
2 7 (35.00%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 8 (40.00%) Administrator
1 8 (40.00%) Azure Administrator
1 8 (40.00%) LIMS Administrator
2 5 (25.00%) Computer Engineer
2 5 (25.00%) Computer Systems Validation Engineer
2 5 (25.00%) Computer Validation Engineer
2 5 (25.00%) Systems Engineer
2 5 (25.00%) Validation Engineer
3 2 (10.00%) Architect
3 2 (10.00%) Senior Architect
4 1 (5.00%) Compliance Manager
4 1 (5.00%) Computer Systems Validation Specialist
4 1 (5.00%) Developer
4 1 (5.00%) IT Audit Manager
4 1 (5.00%) Process Analyst
4 1 (5.00%) QA Manager
4 1 (5.00%) Senior Solutions Architect
4 1 (5.00%) Senior Technical Architect
4 1 (5.00%) Test Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) Validation Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (10.00%) Middleware
2 1 (5.00%) CSS
2 1 (5.00%) HTML
2 1 (5.00%) Shiny
Miscellaneous
1 9 (45.00%) LIMS
2 8 (40.00%) Management Information System
3 5 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (25.00%) Self-Motivation
4 2 (10.00%) Mobile App
4 2 (10.00%) Social Media
5 1 (5.00%) FMCG
5 1 (5.00%) Life Science
5 1 (5.00%) SCADA
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (70.00%) QMS
2 9 (45.00%) Validation
3 8 (40.00%) Informatics
3 8 (40.00%) Information Management
4 7 (35.00%) Quality Management
5 4 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (15.00%) ITIL
6 3 (15.00%) SDLC
6 3 (15.00%) Waterfall
7 2 (10.00%) B2B
7 2 (10.00%) B2C
7 2 (10.00%) Computer Science
7 2 (10.00%) Customer Engagement
7 2 (10.00%) Observability
7 2 (10.00%) Scrum
7 2 (10.00%) Social Listening
7 2 (10.00%) Technical Architecture
7 2 (10.00%) Test Scripting
7 2 (10.00%) User Acceptance Testing
8 1 (5.00%) Business Continuity
Programming Languages
1 9 (45.00%) SQL
2 1 (5.00%) JavaScript
2 1 (5.00%) R
Qualifications
1 1 (5.00%) ISEB
1 1 (5.00%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (30.00%) GMP
2 5 (25.00%) 21 CFR Part 11
2 5 (25.00%) GAMP
2 5 (25.00%) QA
3 3 (15.00%) GDPR
3 3 (15.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley