Period
to 19 August 2018

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Pharmaceutical in permanent job vacancies. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Pharmaceutical over the 6 months to 19 August 2018 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Pharmaceutical (Pharma)
UK
6 months to
19 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 642 564 518
Rank change year-on-year -78 -46 -26
Permanent jobs citing Pharmaceutical 592 822 1,069
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.35% 0.46% 0.54%
As % of the General category 0.85% 1.07% 1.24%
Number of salaries quoted 393 577 734
UK median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% +11.11% -10.00%
10th Percentile £28,800 £31,250 £30,000
90th Percentile £92,250 £82,500 £78,375
UK excluding London median annual salary £43,000 £47,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year -9.47% +11.76% -3.41%

Pharmaceutical is in the General Skills category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a requirement for common skills.

All General Skills
UK
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for common skills 69,959 76,717 86,320
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 41.40% 43.30% 43.77%
Number of salaries quoted 53,722 57,042 70,625
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - -
10th Percentile £29,000 £28,750 £28,500
90th Percentile £87,500 £85,000 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £43,500 £43,500
% change year-on-year +3.45% - +2.35%

Pharmaceutical
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Pharmaceutical as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Pharmaceutical in the UK

Pharmaceutical
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Pharmaceutical.

Salary trend for Pharmaceutical in the UK

Pharmaceutical
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Pharmaceutical over the 6 months to 19 August 2018.

Salary histogram for Pharmaceutical in the UK

Pharmaceutical
Top 16 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Pharmaceutical within the UK over the 6 months to 19 August 2018. 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 -93 571 £55,000 +10.00% 219
UK excluding London -94 303 £43,000 -9.47% 186
London -16 274 £65,000 +8.33% 52
South East +6 115 £46,250 -11.90% 58
North of England +7 89 £42,500 +13.33% 37
East of England -59 63 £45,000 -5.26% 42
North West -8 51 £41,750 +11.33% 22
Yorkshire +44 33 £42,500 -30.61% 12
Midlands -33 16 £43,750 -12.50% 17
East Midlands -12 8 £40,000 +6.67% 9
Wales -5 7 £42,500 +13.33% 7
South West 0 6 £56,250 +40.63% 13
West Midlands -17 6 £45,000 -10.00% 8
North East - 5 £45,000 - 3
Northern Ireland - 4 £50,000 - 1
Scotland -19 3 £42,500 - 11

For the 6 months to 19 August 2018, IT jobs citing Pharmaceutical 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 Pharmaceutical.

1 154 (26.01%) Finance
2 141 (23.82%) Agile Software Development
3 134 (22.64%) Degree
4 122 (20.61%) Retail
4 122 (20.61%) Analytics
5 98 (16.55%) Project Management
6 93 (15.71%) Manufacturing
7 87 (14.70%) Analytical Skills
8 85 (14.36%) SQL
9 83 (14.02%) Life Science
10 80 (13.51%) JavaScript
11 78 (13.18%) Java
12 75 (12.67%) Big Data
13 72 (12.16%) Problem-Solving
14 70 (11.82%) HTML
15 68 (11.49%) Data Centre
15 68 (11.49%) Presales
16 66 (11.15%) Cisco
16 66 (11.15%) Microsoft
17 62 (10.47%) VMware
18 61 (10.30%) Computer Science
19 59 (9.97%) F5
20 57 (9.63%) Mentoring
21 56 (9.46%) Splunk
21 56 (9.46%) Dell
21 56 (9.46%) EMC
21 56 (9.46%) CSS
21 56 (9.46%) Wireless
21 56 (9.46%) NetApp
22 55 (9.29%) SQL Server

Pharmaceutical
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 40 (6.76%) Apache Spark
2 28 (4.73%) CMS
3 21 (3.55%) Apache
3 21 (3.55%) SharePoint
4 20 (3.38%) Elasticsearch
5 19 (3.21%) SAS
6 8 (1.35%) MS Exchange
7 6 (1.01%) ExpressionEngine
7 6 (1.01%) WordPress
8 5 (0.84%) Apache Solr
9 4 (0.68%) Confluence
9 4 (0.68%) nginx
9 4 (0.68%) Sitecore CMS
10 3 (0.51%) CoreMedia CMS
10 3 (0.51%) Drupal
11 2 (0.34%) Alfresco
11 2 (0.34%) IIS
11 2 (0.34%) Skype for Business
11 2 (0.34%) Tomcat
12 1 (0.17%) Sitefinity
Applications
1 27 (4.56%) Microsoft Office
2 23 (3.89%) Microsoft Excel
3 21 (3.55%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (0.34%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.17%) Acrobat
5 1 (0.17%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.17%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 14 (2.36%) SAP WM
2 13 (2.20%) SAP APO
2 13 (2.20%) SAP PP
3 12 (2.03%) SAP MM
3 12 (2.03%) SAP S/4HANA
4 11 (1.86%) SAP QM
4 11 (1.86%) SAP SCM
5 8 (1.35%) TrackWise
6 7 (1.18%) Dynamics NAV
7 5 (0.84%) SAP BPC
7 5 (0.84%) SAP GTS
8 4 (0.68%) Dynamics AX
8 4 (0.68%) Dynamics CRM
9 3 (0.51%) SAP SD
10 2 (0.34%) NetSuite
10 2 (0.34%) SAP GRC
10 2 (0.34%) SAP MDG
10 2 (0.34%) SAP Oil and Gas
10 2 (0.34%) SAP Retail
11 1 (0.17%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 40 (6.76%) Amazon AWS
2 18 (3.04%) Microsoft Azure
3 14 (2.36%) PaaS
4 12 (2.03%) npm
4 12 (2.03%) Office 365
5 10 (1.69%) Cloud Computing
5 10 (1.69%) Veeva
6 9 (1.52%) Google Cloud Platform
6 9 (1.52%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
7 8 (1.35%) Amazon EC2
8 6 (1.01%) Amazon S3
8 6 (1.01%) SaaS
9 5 (0.84%) Amazon SQS
10 4 (0.68%) Dynamics 365
10 4 (0.68%) Google Analytics
11 3 (0.51%) AWS Lambda
11 3 (0.51%) GitHub
11 3 (0.51%) Serverless
12 2 (0.34%) Azure Active Directory
12 2 (0.34%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 56 (9.46%) Wireless
2 46 (7.77%) Unified Communications
3 35 (5.91%) Wireless Security
4 12 (2.03%) Firewall
4 12 (2.03%) LAN
5 11 (1.86%) Symposium
6 7 (1.18%) Cisco Wireless
6 7 (1.18%) Intranet
6 7 (1.18%) VPN
6 7 (1.18%) WAN
7 6 (1.01%) Internet
7 6 (1.01%) TCP/IP
8 5 (0.84%) IPsec
9 4 (0.68%) DNS
9 4 (0.68%) Network Security
10 3 (0.51%) BGP
10 3 (0.51%) DHCP
10 3 (0.51%) MPLS
10 3 (0.51%) OSPF
10 3 (0.51%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 75 (12.67%) Big Data
2 55 (9.29%) SQL Server
3 34 (5.74%) Hadoop
4 30 (5.07%) NoSQL
5 22 (3.72%) MySQL
6 20 (3.38%) Data Warehouse
7 17 (2.87%) MongoDB
8 15 (2.53%) Apache Hive
8 15 (2.53%) Impala
9 14 (2.36%) Relational Database
10 13 (2.20%) Apache Cassandra
10 13 (2.20%) PostgreSQL
10 13 (2.20%) Power BI
11 12 (2.03%) Base SAS
11 12 (2.03%) HBase
11 12 (2.03%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 10 (1.69%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 10 (1.69%) Text Mining
13 8 (1.35%) Oracle Database
13 8 (1.35%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 47 (7.94%) Git (software)
2 38 (6.42%) Jenkins
3 17 (2.87%) JIRA
4 13 (2.20%) Maven
4 13 (2.20%) Selenium
5 12 (2.03%) JUnit
6 7 (1.18%) Grunt
6 7 (1.18%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 7 (1.18%) Subversion
7 6 (1.01%) SonarQube
8 5 (0.84%) Bitbucket
8 5 (0.84%) gulp
8 5 (0.84%) Jasmine
8 5 (0.84%) Karma Test Runner
8 5 (0.84%) Sahi
8 5 (0.84%) webpack
9 4 (0.68%) Octopus Deploy
9 4 (0.68%) Protractor
9 4 (0.68%) TeamCity
9 4 (0.68%) Visual Studio
General
1 154 (26.01%) Finance
2 122 (20.61%) Retail
3 93 (15.71%) Manufacturing
4 41 (6.93%) Telecoms
5 37 (6.25%) Banking
6 29 (4.90%) Marketing
7 23 (3.89%) German Language
8 22 (3.72%) Italian Language
9 17 (2.87%) Games
10 16 (2.70%) Law
11 13 (2.20%) Advertising
12 9 (1.52%) Automotive
12 9 (1.52%) Legal
13 8 (1.35%) Aerospace
14 6 (1.01%) Billing
15 4 (0.68%) Back Office
16 3 (0.51%) French Language
16 3 (0.51%) Portuguese Language
16 3 (0.51%) Publishing
16 3 (0.51%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 117 (19.76%) Developer
2 91 (15.37%) Analyst
3 74 (12.50%) Architect
4 67 (11.32%) Solutions Architect
5 55 (9.29%) Consultant
6 45 (7.60%) Technical Architect
7 43 (7.26%) Technical Solutions Architect
8 37 (6.25%) Senior Developer
9 34 (5.74%) Cisco Architect
9 34 (5.74%) Cisco Solutions Architect
10 32 (5.41%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
10 32 (5.41%) Project Manager
11 29 (4.90%) Business Analyst
12 26 (4.39%) Data Engineer
13 22 (3.72%) Senior Analyst
14 20 (3.38%) Big Data Engineer
15 19 (3.21%) Java Developer
16 18 (3.04%) IT Analyst
17 16 (2.70%) .NET Developer
18 15 (2.53%) Salesforce Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 70 (11.82%) HTML
2 56 (9.46%) CSS
3 48 (8.11%) .NET
4 41 (6.93%) AngularJS
4 41 (6.93%) jQuery
5 34 (5.74%) HTML5
5 34 (5.74%) Web Services
6 29 (4.90%) ASP.NET
7 27 (4.56%) Node.js
8 24 (4.05%) React
8 24 (4.05%) XML
9 19 (3.21%) CSS3
10 18 (3.04%) RESTful
10 18 (3.04%) Sass
11 17 (2.87%) JSON
12 16 (2.70%) Spring
13 15 (2.53%) Django
13 15 (2.53%) Mason
14 12 (2.03%) .NET Framework
14 12 (2.03%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 87 (14.70%) Analytical Skills
2 83 (14.02%) Life Science
3 68 (11.49%) Data Centre
4 61 (10.30%) Computer Science
5 55 (9.29%) Algorithms
6 34 (5.74%) FMCG
7 33 (5.57%) User Experience
8 31 (5.24%) Management Information System
9 27 (4.56%) Greenfield Project
10 23 (3.89%) Data Structures
10 23 (3.89%) NHS
11 22 (3.72%) Biotechnology
11 22 (3.72%) Virtual Team
12 20 (3.38%) Mobile App
13 19 (3.21%) Self-Motivation
14 18 (3.04%) PMI
15 12 (2.03%) e-Learning
16 11 (1.86%) iPad
16 11 (1.86%) LIMS
17 9 (1.52%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 49 (8.28%) Linux
2 18 (3.04%) Unix
3 17 (2.87%) Windows
4 9 (1.52%) Apple iOS
5 5 (0.84%) Windows Server
6 3 (0.51%) Android
6 3 (0.51%) CentOS
6 3 (0.51%) Ubuntu
7 2 (0.34%) Debian
7 2 (0.34%) Embedded Linux
7 2 (0.34%) VxWorks
7 2 (0.34%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.17%) Windows 10
8 1 (0.17%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 141 (23.82%) Agile Software Development
2 122 (20.61%) Analytics
3 98 (16.55%) Project Management
4 72 (12.16%) Problem-Solving
5 68 (11.49%) Presales
6 57 (9.63%) Mentoring
7 50 (8.45%) Business Intelligence
7 50 (8.45%) Data Science
8 43 (7.26%) Network Design
8 43 (7.26%) Test Automation
9 42 (7.09%) Continuous Integration
9 42 (7.09%) Stakeholder Management
10 40 (6.76%) Data Analysis
10 40 (6.76%) TDD
10 40 (6.76%) Technical Architecture
11 39 (6.59%) ETL
12 36 (6.08%) Coaching
13 35 (5.91%) Front End Development
14 34 (5.74%) Business Development
14 34 (5.74%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 85 (14.36%) SQL
2 80 (13.51%) JavaScript
3 78 (13.18%) Java
4 51 (8.61%) C#
4 51 (8.61%) Python
5 31 (5.24%) Scala
6 22 (3.72%) C
7 20 (3.38%) PHP
8 17 (2.87%) R
9 15 (2.53%) Apex Code
10 11 (1.86%) MATLAB
11 10 (1.69%) C++
12 8 (1.35%) Perl
13 6 (1.01%) T-SQL
13 6 (1.01%) TypeScript
14 5 (0.84%) Shell Script
15 4 (0.68%) Delphi
15 4 (0.68%) Java 8
15 4 (0.68%) PL/SQL
16 3 (0.51%) Go
Qualifications
1 134 (22.64%) Degree
2 48 (8.11%) CCIE
2 48 (8.11%) Cisco Certification
3 42 (7.09%) CCNA
4 25 (4.22%) CCNP
5 24 (4.05%) PMI Certification
6 21 (3.55%) Computer Science Degree
6 21 (3.55%) PhD
7 20 (3.38%) CCIE Data Center
7 20 (3.38%) CCIE Service Provider
8 16 (2.70%) CISSP
9 10 (1.69%) CISM
10 9 (1.52%) CCIE Security
11 8 (1.35%) CCDE
11 8 (1.35%) CCDP
11 8 (1.35%) CCIE Routing and Switching
11 8 (1.35%) EMC Certification
11 8 (1.35%) VCAP
11 8 (1.35%) VCDX
11 8 (1.35%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (6.08%) QA
2 20 (3.38%) GAMP
3 18 (3.04%) GxP
4 15 (2.53%) Data Quality
4 15 (2.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 14 (2.36%) PMO
6 11 (1.86%) 21 CFR Part 11
7 10 (1.69%) GDPR
7 10 (1.69%) GMP
8 8 (1.35%) PCI DSS
9 6 (1.01%) NIST 800
10 5 (0.84%) ISO 9001
11 4 (0.68%) HL7
12 3 (0.51%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 2 (0.34%) Cyber Essentials
13 2 (0.34%) FIPS 140-2
13 2 (0.34%) GCP
13 2 (0.34%) MISRA
13 2 (0.34%) MISRA C
13 2 (0.34%) SLA
System Software
1 49 (8.28%) VMware Infrastructure
2 21 (3.55%) Active Directory
2 21 (3.55%) Docker
3 12 (2.03%) HDFS
4 2 (0.34%) Virtual Servers
5 1 (0.17%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 8 (1.35%) Opscode Chef
2 5 (0.84%) Ansible
2 5 (0.84%) Single Sign-On
2 5 (0.84%) Terraform
3 4 (0.68%) Puppet
4 3 (0.51%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 2 (0.34%) HAProxy
5 2 (0.34%) Kubernetes
6 1 (0.17%) Galera Cluster
6 1 (0.17%) Grafana
6 1 (0.17%) Mesos
6 1 (0.17%) Microsoft Intune
6 1 (0.17%) Nagios
6 1 (0.17%) Prometheus
6 1 (0.17%) SCCM
6 1 (0.17%) SCOM
Vendors
1 66 (11.15%) Cisco
1 66 (11.15%) Microsoft
2 62 (10.47%) VMware
3 59 (9.97%) F5
4 56 (9.46%) Dell
4 56 (9.46%) EMC
4 56 (9.46%) NetApp
4 56 (9.46%) Splunk
5 45 (7.60%) SAP
6 39 (6.59%) Oracle
7 20 (3.38%) Salesforce.com
8 17 (2.87%) Google
9 13 (2.20%) Cloudera
10 12 (2.03%) Hortonworks
10 12 (2.03%) MapR
11 10 (1.69%) MicroStrategy
11 10 (1.69%) Tableau
12 9 (1.52%) hybris
13 7 (1.18%) Apple
13 7 (1.18%) Palo Alto