Period
to 24 January 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 24 January 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

GxP
UK
6 months to
24 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 747 1010 1094
Rank change year-on-year +263 +84 +22
Permanent jobs citing GxP 21 22 40
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.033% 0.017% 0.026%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.28% 0.14% 0.19%
Number of salaries quoted 10 13 21
Median annual salary £42,500 £45,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.56% -10.00% +11.11%
10th Percentile £34,300 £29,075 £33,750
90th Percentile £57,000 £73,750 £71,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £45,000 £48,750
% change year-on-year -5.56% -7.69% -7.14%

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 7,634 15,767 21,062
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 12.01% 12.54% 13.88%
Number of salaries quoted 5,648 12,270 15,658
Median annual salary £52,500 £52,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +0.96% +4.00% -
10th Percentile £31,000 £28,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £83,750 £83,750 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +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 January 2021.

Salary histogram for GxP in the UK

GxP
Top 13 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 January 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 +266 19 £42,500 -12.37% 11
UK excluding London +233 18 £42,500 -5.56% 10
North of England +94 8 £42,500 - 5
Midlands +92 5 - -
West Midlands +86 5 - -
North West +82 4 £40,000 - 3
North East - 3 £47,500 -
East of England - 3 - - 3
Work from Home -55 2 - -
London +197 1 - -
South East +149 1 £62,500 +27.55%
South West +69 1 £40,000 - 2
Yorkshire - 1 £37,000 - 2

For the 6 months to 24 January 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 17 (80.95%) Validation
2 11 (52.38%) Degree
3 9 (42.86%) 21 CFR Part 11
3 9 (42.86%) Manufacturing
4 8 (38.10%) GMP
4 8 (38.10%) Pharmaceutical
5 7 (33.33%) GAMP
5 7 (33.33%) Quality Management
5 7 (33.33%) QMS
5 7 (33.33%) Information Management
6 6 (28.57%) QA
6 6 (28.57%) Management Information System
6 6 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
7 5 (23.81%) Requirements Engineering
7 5 (23.81%) Rational DOORS
7 5 (23.81%) Customer Acquisition
7 5 (23.81%) Collaborative Working
7 5 (23.81%) Self-Motivation
7 5 (23.81%) Problem-Solving
7 5 (23.81%) Systems Engineering
7 5 (23.81%) Model-Based Systems Engineering
7 5 (23.81%) Aerospace
7 5 (23.81%) ArcGIS
7 5 (23.81%) UML
7 5 (23.81%) Configuration Management
7 5 (23.81%) Mathematics
7 5 (23.81%) SC Cleared
7 5 (23.81%) DV Cleared
7 5 (23.81%) Security Cleared
7 5 (23.81%) MODAF

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 (23.81%) ArcGIS
2 2 (9.52%) CMS
Applications
1 2 (9.52%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 2 (9.52%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (23.81%) Sentinel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (9.52%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 5 (23.81%) Rational DOORS
2 2 (9.52%) JIRA
2 2 (9.52%) Selenium
General
1 9 (42.86%) Manufacturing
2 8 (38.10%) Pharmaceutical
3 5 (23.81%) Aerospace
4 3 (14.29%) Retail
5 2 (9.52%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 10 (47.62%) Systems Engineer
2 6 (28.57%) Computer Engineer
2 6 (28.57%) Computer Systems Validation Engineer
2 6 (28.57%) Computer Validation Engineer
2 6 (28.57%) Validation Engineer
3 5 (23.81%) Senior Systems Engineer
4 3 (14.29%) Support Specialist
4 3 (14.29%) Trainee
5 2 (9.52%) Test Engineer
6 1 (4.76%) Audit Manager
6 1 (4.76%) Compliance Manager
6 1 (4.76%) Computer Systems Validation Specialist
6 1 (4.76%) IT Audit Manager
6 1 (4.76%) IT Manager
6 1 (4.76%) QA Manager
6 1 (4.76%) Validation Specialist
Miscellaneous
1 6 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
1 6 (28.57%) Management Information System
2 5 (23.81%) Self-Motivation
3 4 (19.05%) Life Science
4 2 (9.52%) e-Learning
4 2 (9.52%) Learning Management System
4 2 (9.52%) LIMS
4 2 (9.52%) SCORM
5 1 (4.76%) SCADA
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (80.95%) Validation
2 7 (33.33%) Information Management
2 7 (33.33%) QMS
2 7 (33.33%) Quality Management
3 5 (23.81%) Collaborative Working
3 5 (23.81%) Configuration Management
3 5 (23.81%) Customer Acquisition
3 5 (23.81%) Mathematics
3 5 (23.81%) MODAF
3 5 (23.81%) Model-Based Systems Engineering
3 5 (23.81%) Problem-Solving
3 5 (23.81%) Requirements Engineering
3 5 (23.81%) SysML
3 5 (23.81%) Systems Engineering
3 5 (23.81%) TOGAF
3 5 (23.81%) UML
4 3 (14.29%) DNA
4 3 (14.29%) Information Security
4 3 (14.29%) Line Management
4 3 (14.29%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 2 (9.52%) SQL
Qualifications
1 11 (52.38%) Degree
2 5 (23.81%) DV Cleared
2 5 (23.81%) SC Cleared
2 5 (23.81%) Security Cleared
3 2 (9.52%) ISEB
3 2 (9.52%) ISTQB
3 2 (9.52%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (42.86%) 21 CFR Part 11
2 8 (38.10%) GMP
3 7 (33.33%) GAMP
4 6 (28.57%) QA
5 3 (14.29%) SLA
6 1 (4.76%) GDPR
6 1 (4.76%) GLP
6 1 (4.76%) Good Clinical Practice
6 1 (4.76%) Sarbanes-Oxley