Period
to 27 October 2021

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 27 October 2021 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Pharmaceutical (Pharma)
UK
6 months to
27 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 201 477 587
Rank change year-on-year +276 +110 +97
Permanent jobs citing Pharmaceutical 2,306 238 574
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 1.82% 0.48% 0.42%
As % of the General category 3.09% 0.95% 0.76%
Number of salaries quoted 386 176 432
10th Percentile £34,750 £35,000 £28,775
25th Percentile £42,500 £42,500 £36,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £57,500 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year -4.35% +9.52% -
75th Percentile £72,500 £77,500 £74,063
90th Percentile £85,625 £95,000 £95,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £51,500 £49,750 £45,591
% change year-on-year +3.52% +9.12% +7.27%

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 74,734 25,145 75,035
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 58.84% 50.77% 55.16%
Number of salaries quoted 45,699 20,272 57,481
10th Percentile £31,250 £32,500 £28,500
25th Percentile £41,750 £41,250 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £57,500 £55,029 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year +4.49% +4.82% +5.00%
75th Percentile £77,500 £76,250 £72,500
90th Percentile £96,250 £95,000 £90,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +5.56% -

Pharmaceutical
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Pharmaceutical in the UK

Pharmaceutical
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Pharmaceutical.

Salary trend for Pharmaceutical in the UK

Pharmaceutical
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing Pharmaceutical over the 6 months to 27 October 2021.

Salary histogram for Pharmaceutical in the UK

Pharmaceutical
Top 17 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 27 October 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 +237 1,633 £55,000 -8.33% 241
UK excluding London +189 1,076 £51,500 +3.52% 184
Work from Home +97 615 £57,500 - 55
London +77 584 £60,000 -17.24% 75
East of England +86 441 £55,000 +22.22% 41
South East +61 326 £60,000 +9.09% 40
North of England 0 148 £46,500 +1.09% 43
North West -15 97 £47,500 +8.57% 26
Midlands -81 59 £52,500 -30.00% 23
South West -59 51 £43,500 -8.42% 17
Yorkshire - 45 £41,250 - 15
East Midlands -30 39 £43,000 -42.67% 11
Scotland -73 31 £42,500 +6.25% 13
West Midlands - 18 £55,000 - 12
Wales - 13 £45,000 - 3
Northern Ireland -48 8 £40,000 -11.11% 4
North East -26 6 £35,000 -26.32% 2

For the 6 months to 27 October 2021, 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 1,125 (48.79%) Degree
2 939 (40.72%) Social Skills
3 804 (34.87%) Life Science
4 602 (26.11%) Computer Science
5 570 (24.72%) Agile Software Development
6 522 (22.64%) Project Management
7 520 (22.55%) Data Management
8 451 (19.56%) SAS
9 395 (17.13%) Problem-Solving
10 382 (16.57%) Statistics
11 379 (16.44%) Validation
12 360 (15.61%) Analytics
13 348 (15.09%) Mathematics
14 335 (14.53%) Analytical Skills
15 314 (13.62%) Biotechnology
16 301 (13.05%) Mentoring
17 286 (12.40%) CDISC
18 266 (11.54%) Finance
19 263 (11.41%) SQL
19 263 (11.41%) Data Science
20 258 (11.19%) Manufacturing
21 227 (9.84%) Python
22 219 (9.50%) Biostatistics
23 218 (9.45%) Computer Science Degree
24 217 (9.41%) Microsoft
25 200 (8.67%) Data Analysis
26 195 (8.46%) Marketing
27 193 (8.37%) Clinical Data Management
28 192 (8.33%) Visualisation
29 179 (7.76%) Good Clinical Practice

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
1 451 (19.56%) SAS
2 105 (4.55%) SharePoint
3 80 (3.47%) CMS
4 55 (2.39%) Documentum
5 35 (1.52%) Apache Spark
6 28 (1.21%) WordPress
7 22 (0.95%) IIS
8 20 (0.87%) Confluence
9 14 (0.61%) Headless CMS
10 13 (0.56%) Drupal
11 12 (0.52%) Sitecore CMS
11 12 (0.52%) Umbraco
12 9 (0.39%) Apache
13 8 (0.35%) Elasticsearch
13 8 (0.35%) Jupyter
14 7 (0.30%) Joomla!
14 7 (0.30%) OpenStack
15 6 (0.26%) MS Exchange
15 6 (0.26%) SugarCRM
16 5 (0.22%) Ethereum
Applications
1 133 (5.77%) Microsoft Excel
2 104 (4.51%) Microsoft Office
3 76 (3.30%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 41 (1.78%) Spreadsheet
5 38 (1.65%) Microsoft Project
6 19 (0.82%) Sketch
7 16 (0.69%) Figma
8 15 (0.65%) MS Visio
9 9 (0.39%) Adobe XD
9 9 (0.39%) InVision
10 6 (0.26%) Photoshop
10 6 (0.26%) SPSS
11 5 (0.22%) Adobe Illustrator
11 5 (0.22%) Stata
12 4 (0.17%) Adobe Creative Suite
12 4 (0.17%) InDesign
13 3 (0.13%) OmniGraffle
14 1 (0.043%) Acrobat
14 1 (0.043%) SOLIDWORKS
14 1 (0.043%) Zeplin
Business Applications
1 40 (1.73%) TrackWise
2 23 (1.00%) Oracle Clinical
3 11 (0.48%) Sage 200
4 10 (0.43%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 7 (0.30%) SAP S/4HANA
6 6 (0.26%) Sage 1000
7 4 (0.17%) BambooHR
7 4 (0.17%) Dynamics CRM
7 4 (0.17%) Maximo
7 4 (0.17%) NetSuite
7 4 (0.17%) SAP Business One
7 4 (0.17%) SAP EHS
7 4 (0.17%) SAP ERP
8 3 (0.13%) SAP IBP
8 3 (0.13%) SAP SCM
8 3 (0.13%) SAP SD
9 2 (0.087%) Dynamics NAV
9 2 (0.087%) SAP PP
9 2 (0.087%) Sprinklr
10 1 (0.043%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 166 (7.20%) AWS
2 163 (7.07%) SaaS
3 141 (6.11%) Veeva
4 133 (5.77%) Azure
5 65 (2.82%) Power Platform
6 60 (2.60%) GCP
7 58 (2.52%) Microsoft 365
8 38 (1.65%) Serverless
9 35 (1.52%) GitHub
10 19 (0.82%) Cloud Computing
11 18 (0.78%) Cloudflare
11 18 (0.78%) PaaS
12 17 (0.74%) Heroku
13 15 (0.65%) AWS Lambda
14 14 (0.61%) Azure Active Directory
15 13 (0.56%) OneDrive
16 12 (0.52%) IaaS
16 12 (0.52%) Mimecast
16 12 (0.52%) Slack
17 11 (0.48%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 24 (1.04%) Firewall
2 23 (1.00%) TCP/IP
3 21 (0.91%) VPN
4 16 (0.69%) DNS
4 16 (0.69%) VoIP
5 14 (0.61%) VLAN
6 13 (0.56%) SSL
7 11 (0.48%) DHCP
7 11 (0.48%) HTTP
7 11 (0.48%) IPsec
8 9 (0.39%) Wireless
9 8 (0.35%) Network Security
10 7 (0.30%) LAN
11 6 (0.26%) Intranet
11 6 (0.26%) SAN
12 5 (0.22%) InfiniBand
13 4 (0.17%) Bluetooth
13 4 (0.17%) RFID
13 4 (0.17%) Unified Communications
13 4 (0.17%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 93 (4.03%) Relational Database
2 84 (3.64%) Spotfire
3 83 (3.60%) Metadata
4 77 (3.34%) SQL Server
5 76 (3.30%) Tableau
6 67 (2.91%) MySQL
6 67 (2.91%) PostgreSQL
7 62 (2.69%) Power BI
8 49 (2.12%) Base SAS
9 38 (1.65%) Big Data
10 37 (1.60%) Data Warehouse
11 36 (1.56%) Hadoop
12 33 (1.43%) DTS
13 31 (1.34%) Electronic Patient Records
14 26 (1.13%) RDBMS
15 20 (0.87%) NoSQL
16 19 (0.82%) OLTP
17 17 (0.74%) Redis
18 15 (0.65%) Data Mining
19 14 (0.61%) Data Lake
Development Applications
1 91 (3.95%) JIRA
2 63 (2.73%) Git (software)
3 41 (1.78%) webpack
4 30 (1.30%) Axure RP
5 28 (1.21%) Cypress.io
6 27 (1.17%) Team Foundation Server
7 23 (1.00%) Mocha
7 23 (1.00%) Oracle Forms
8 20 (0.87%) Visual Studio
9 17 (0.74%) CircleCI
9 17 (0.74%) RSpec
10 13 (0.56%) Cucumber
11 11 (0.48%) Selenium
12 8 (0.35%) Babel
12 8 (0.35%) PostCSS
13 6 (0.26%) Maven
14 5 (0.22%) Jasmine
14 5 (0.22%) Jenkins
14 5 (0.22%) SpecFlow
15 4 (0.17%) Ranorex
General
1 939 (40.72%) Social Skills
2 335 (14.53%) Analytical Skills
3 266 (11.54%) Finance
4 258 (11.19%) Manufacturing
5 195 (8.46%) Marketing
6 124 (5.38%) Presentation Skills
7 101 (4.38%) Influencing Skills
8 98 (4.25%) Organisational Skills
9 85 (3.69%) Law
10 84 (3.64%) Legal
10 84 (3.64%) Retail
11 53 (2.30%) Games
12 49 (2.12%) Telecoms
13 46 (1.99%) Public Sector
14 38 (1.65%) French Language
15 37 (1.60%) German Language
16 36 (1.56%) Publishing
17 31 (1.34%) Advertising
18 29 (1.26%) Spanish Language
19 27 (1.17%) Social Science
Job Titles
1 398 (17.26%) Programmer
2 254 (11.01%) Analyst
3 220 (9.54%) Statistical Programmer
4 215 (9.32%) Data Manager
5 181 (7.85%) Developer
6 174 (7.55%) Consultant
7 167 (7.24%) Senior Programmer
8 111 (4.81%) Project Manager
9 98 (4.25%) Senior Statistical Programmer
10 88 (3.82%) Software Engineer
11 87 (3.77%) Senior Manager
12 68 (2.95%) Implementation Consultant
13 58 (2.52%) SAS Programmer
14 57 (2.47%) Architect
15 51 (2.21%) IT Manager
16 46 (1.99%) Senior Consultant
17 42 (1.82%) Senior Analyst
18 41 (1.78%) Designer
19 40 (1.73%) Data Consultant
19 40 (1.73%) Data Scientist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 161 (6.98%) .NET
2 102 (4.42%) HTML
2 102 (4.42%) React
3 84 (3.64%) CSS
4 70 (3.04%) Node.js
5 58 (2.52%) Vue.js
6 52 (2.25%) XML
7 49 (2.12%) AngularJS
8 47 (2.04%) Sass
9 46 (1.99%) GraphQL
10 41 (1.78%) HTML5
10 41 (1.78%) REST
11 40 (1.73%) ASP.NET
12 37 (1.60%) Web Services
13 30 (1.30%) Redux
14 29 (1.26%) Jest
15 26 (1.13%) .NET Framework
16 23 (1.00%) Laravel
17 22 (0.95%) Django
17 22 (0.95%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 804 (34.87%) Life Science
2 314 (13.62%) Biotechnology
3 176 (7.63%) Management Information System
4 162 (7.03%) Social Media
5 137 (5.94%) User Experience
6 114 (4.94%) Self-Motivation
7 76 (3.30%) Algorithms
8 72 (3.12%) Pharmacovigilance
9 61 (2.65%) Data Structures
10 55 (2.39%) NHS
11 46 (1.99%) Virtual Team
12 36 (1.56%) Mobile App
13 33 (1.43%) Greenfield Project
14 32 (1.39%) Enterprise Software
15 28 (1.21%) Data Centre
16 26 (1.13%) PMI
17 23 (1.00%) Cloud Native
17 23 (1.00%) Digital Media
17 23 (1.00%) LIMS
18 16 (0.69%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 97 (4.21%) Windows
2 54 (2.34%) Apple iOS
3 44 (1.91%) Android
4 32 (1.39%) Windows Server
5 23 (1.00%) Windows 10
6 21 (0.91%) Linux
7 12 (0.52%) Windows Server 2012
7 12 (0.52%) Windows Server 2019
8 7 (0.30%) Unix
9 6 (0.26%) Windows 8
9 6 (0.26%) Windows XP
10 4 (0.17%) Windows 7
11 3 (0.13%) Oracle Linux
11 3 (0.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 2 (0.087%) Ubuntu
13 1 (0.043%) CentOS
13 1 (0.043%) VMS
13 1 (0.043%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 602 (26.11%) Computer Science
2 570 (24.72%) Agile Software Development
3 522 (22.64%) Project Management
4 520 (22.55%) Data Management
5 395 (17.13%) Problem-Solving
6 382 (16.57%) Statistics
7 379 (16.44%) Validation
8 360 (15.61%) Analytics
9 348 (15.09%) Mathematics
10 301 (13.05%) Mentoring
11 263 (11.41%) Data Science
12 219 (9.50%) Biostatistics
13 200 (8.67%) Data Analysis
14 193 (8.37%) Clinical Data Management
15 192 (8.33%) Visualisation
16 179 (7.76%) Software Engineering
17 166 (7.20%) Decision-Making
18 158 (6.85%) Machine Learning
19 154 (6.68%) Artificial Intelligence
20 143 (6.20%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 263 (11.41%) SQL
2 227 (9.84%) Python
3 155 (6.72%) C#
4 154 (6.68%) JavaScript
5 133 (5.77%) R
6 94 (4.08%) Java
7 86 (3.73%) TypeScript
8 49 (2.12%) C
9 48 (2.08%) SAS Macro
10 46 (1.99%) PHP
11 37 (1.60%) Go
11 37 (1.60%) PowerShell
12 36 (1.56%) VBA
13 32 (1.39%) Ruby
14 31 (1.34%) PL/SQL
15 30 (1.30%) ES6
16 23 (1.00%) C++
17 20 (0.87%) ES7
18 15 (0.65%) Rust
18 15 (0.65%) Scala
Qualifications
1 1,125 (48.79%) Degree
2 218 (9.45%) Computer Science Degree
3 157 (6.81%) PhD
4 114 (4.94%) Master's Degree
5 50 (2.17%) Numerate Degree
6 39 (1.69%) PMI Certification
7 35 (1.52%) MBA
8 23 (1.00%) PMP
9 22 (0.95%) Microsoft Certification
10 21 (0.91%) APMP
11 12 (0.52%) HND
11 12 (0.52%) Security Cleared
12 11 (0.48%) ITIL Certification
12 11 (0.48%) Postgraduate
13 10 (0.43%) HNC
13 10 (0.43%) MCSE
14 9 (0.39%) CISSP
15 7 (0.30%) TOGAF Certification
16 6 (0.26%) CISM
17 5 (0.22%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 286 (12.40%) CDISC
2 179 (7.76%) Good Clinical Practice
3 166 (7.20%) QA
4 104 (4.51%) Data Quality
5 90 (3.90%) GMP
6 73 (3.17%) GxP
7 49 (2.12%) GDPR
8 46 (1.99%) 21 CFR Part 11
9 44 (1.91%) GLP
10 22 (0.95%) HIPAA
10 22 (0.95%) ISO/IEC 27001
11 18 (0.78%) Accessibility
12 17 (0.74%) GAMP
13 15 (0.65%) SLA
14 7 (0.30%) GRC
15 6 (0.26%) NIST
16 4 (0.17%) ISO 13485
16 4 (0.17%) PMO
16 4 (0.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
16 4 (0.17%) SOC 2
System Software
1 46 (1.99%) Active Directory
1 46 (1.99%) Docker
2 25 (1.08%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (0.56%) Hyper-V
4 12 (0.52%) vSphere
5 5 (0.22%) Slurm Workload Manager
5 5 (0.22%) Virtual Machines
6 2 (0.087%) Firmware
7 1 (0.043%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (0.043%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 69 (2.99%) Kubernetes
2 19 (0.82%) Terraform
3 11 (0.48%) Microsoft Intune
4 7 (0.30%) Consul
4 7 (0.30%) Opscode Chef
5 5 (0.22%) Ansible
5 5 (0.22%) Prometheus
5 5 (0.22%) Single Sign-On
6 4 (0.17%) SCCM
7 3 (0.13%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
8 2 (0.087%) HP ALM
9 1 (0.043%) Control-M
9 1 (0.043%) Grafana
9 1 (0.043%) Nagios
Vendors
1 217 (9.41%) Microsoft
2 126 (5.46%) Oracle
3 119 (5.16%) Facebook
4 114 (4.94%) SAP
5 51 (2.21%) Salesforce.com
6 46 (1.99%) OpenText
7 43 (1.86%) Google
8 37 (1.60%) VMware
9 35 (1.52%) Apple
10 32 (1.39%) Adobe
11 23 (1.00%) CA Agile Central
11 23 (1.00%) Workday
12 22 (0.95%) Twitter
13 20 (0.87%) Cisco
13 20 (0.87%) Sage
14 17 (0.74%) New Relic
14 17 (0.74%) Palo Alto
15 16 (0.69%) Veeam
16 15 (0.65%) LabWare
17 14 (0.61%) MicroStrategy