Period
to 23 April 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 23 April 2018 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Pharmaceutical (Pharma)
UK
6 months to
23 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 645 583 471
Rank change year-on-year -62 -112 +57
Permanent jobs citing Pharmaceutical 629 722 1,268
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.35% 0.42% 0.62%
As % of the General category 0.85% 1.02% 1.40%
Number of salaries quoted 391 482 887
UK median annual salary £50,000 £51,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -1.96% +2.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £29,000 £30,550 £31,150
90th Percentile £87,500 £84,875 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £48,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year -7.22% +2.11% +5.56%

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 73,591 71,085 90,253
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 41.52% 41.51% 44.41%
Number of salaries quoted 57,683 57,130 73,251
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
10th Percentile £30,000 £28,750 £28,500
90th Percentile £85,000 £85,000 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £43,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year +4.65% - +1.18%

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 23 April 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 23 April 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 -65 609 £50,000 -1.96% 249
London +50 308 £62,500 +13.64% 82
UK excluding London -133 302 £45,000 -7.22% 183
South East -70 102 £47,500 -13.64% 58
East of England -55 77 £40,000 -21.82% 33
North of England -42 72 £45,000 +20.00% 44
North West -35 37 £42,000 +12.00% 23
Yorkshire +11 29 £45,000 +28.57% 18
South West -8 22 £45,000 -25.00% 7
Midlands -37 16 £40,000 -5.88% 25
Wales +12 9 £42,500 -19.05% 6
East Midlands -9 8 £40,000 +6.67% 13
West Midlands -16 7 £50,000 +8.11% 12
North East -17 6 £45,000 - 3
Northern Ireland +1 4 £47,500 +46.15% 2
Scotland -41 1 £40,000 -23.81% 7

For the 6 months to 23 April 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.

1 191 (30.37%) Finance
2 174 (27.66%) Degree
3 135 (21.46%) Analytics
4 134 (21.30%) Agile Software Development
5 123 (19.55%) Manufacturing
6 121 (19.24%) Retail
7 110 (17.49%) JavaScript
8 91 (14.47%) Cisco
9 89 (14.15%) SQL
9 89 (14.15%) Presales
10 87 (13.83%) VMware
11 85 (13.51%) Wireless
12 84 (13.35%) Big Data
13 83 (13.20%) C#
14 81 (12.88%) Splunk
15 80 (12.72%) Dell
16 79 (12.56%) EMC
16 79 (12.56%) NetApp
16 79 (12.56%) F5
16 79 (12.56%) Data Centre
17 77 (12.24%) .NET
18 74 (11.76%) Java
19 73 (11.61%) HTML
19 73 (11.61%) Microsoft
19 73 (11.61%) VMware Infrastructure
20 72 (11.45%) Python
21 70 (11.13%) Analytical Skills
22 69 (10.97%) Life Science
22 69 (10.97%) Project Management
23 68 (10.81%) CSS

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 35 (5.56%) Apache Spark
2 22 (3.50%) CMS
3 20 (3.18%) Elasticsearch
4 14 (2.23%) Apache
5 13 (2.07%) SAS
6 9 (1.43%) SharePoint
7 7 (1.11%) Confluence
7 7 (1.11%) ExpressionEngine
7 7 (1.11%) nginx
7 7 (1.11%) WordPress
8 6 (0.95%) MS Exchange
9 4 (0.64%) Apache Solr
9 4 (0.64%) Exchange Server 2007
10 3 (0.48%) CoreMedia CMS
10 3 (0.48%) Drupal
10 3 (0.48%) Moodle
10 3 (0.48%) Umbraco
11 2 (0.32%) Sitecore CMS
11 2 (0.32%) Tomcat
12 1 (0.16%) NetWeaver
Applications
1 16 (2.54%) Microsoft Office
2 14 (2.23%) Microsoft Excel
3 12 (1.91%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 4 (0.64%) Photoshop
5 3 (0.48%) Adobe Illustrator
6 2 (0.32%) SPSS
7 1 (0.16%) AutoCAD
7 1 (0.16%) Doxygen
7 1 (0.16%) Revit
Business Applications
1 10 (1.59%) Dynamics NAV
2 7 (1.11%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (1.11%) SAP S/4HANA
3 6 (0.95%) SAP APO
3 6 (0.95%) SAP MM
4 5 (0.79%) SAP ERP
4 5 (0.79%) SAP PP
4 5 (0.79%) SAP WM
5 4 (0.64%) Infor M3
5 4 (0.64%) SAP GTS
5 4 (0.64%) SAP SD
6 3 (0.48%) Infor LN
6 3 (0.48%) SAP BPC
6 3 (0.48%) SAP Business One
6 3 (0.48%) SAP QM
6 3 (0.48%) SAP SCM
7 2 (0.32%) SAP Retail
8 1 (0.16%) Dynamics AX
8 1 (0.16%) PeopleSoft Financials
8 1 (0.16%) TrackWise
Cloud Services
1 51 (8.11%) Amazon AWS
2 21 (3.34%) Microsoft Azure
3 19 (3.02%) SaaS
4 15 (2.38%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
5 11 (1.75%) Amazon EC2
6 9 (1.43%) Amazon S3
6 9 (1.43%) Google Cloud Platform
7 8 (1.27%) PaaS
8 7 (1.11%) npm
9 5 (0.79%) IaaS
9 5 (0.79%) Route 53
10 4 (0.64%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 4 (0.64%) Veeva
11 3 (0.48%) AWS Lambda
11 3 (0.48%) GitHub
11 3 (0.48%) Serverless
11 3 (0.48%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 2 (0.32%) Amazon EMR
12 2 (0.32%) Office 365
12 2 (0.32%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 85 (13.51%) Wireless
2 66 (10.49%) Unified Communications
3 47 (7.47%) Wireless Security
4 7 (1.11%) Firewall
4 7 (1.11%) Symposium
5 6 (0.95%) Cisco Wireless
5 6 (0.95%) Internet
6 5 (0.79%) DNS
7 4 (0.64%) DHCP
7 4 (0.64%) VPN
8 3 (0.48%) HTTP
8 3 (0.48%) Intranet
8 3 (0.48%) Network Security
8 3 (0.48%) TCP/IP
9 2 (0.32%) FTP
9 2 (0.32%) LAN
9 2 (0.32%) SMS
9 2 (0.32%) SNMP
9 2 (0.32%) SSL
9 2 (0.32%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 84 (13.35%) Big Data
2 63 (10.02%) SQL Server
3 36 (5.72%) Hadoop
4 29 (4.61%) MySQL
5 28 (4.45%) Relational Database
6 27 (4.29%) NoSQL
7 22 (3.50%) Data Warehouse
8 12 (1.91%) Apache Hive
8 12 (1.91%) Blockchain
9 9 (1.43%) Impala
9 9 (1.43%) MongoDB
9 9 (1.43%) OLTP
9 9 (1.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 8 (1.27%) Data Mart
10 8 (1.27%) Neo4j
10 8 (1.27%) OLAP
10 8 (1.27%) RDBMS
11 7 (1.11%) Base SAS
12 6 (0.95%) Electronic Patient Records
12 6 (0.95%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 22 (3.50%) Jenkins
2 20 (3.18%) JIRA
3 16 (2.54%) Git (software)
3 16 (2.54%) Subversion
4 15 (2.38%) Visual Studio
5 14 (2.23%) Selenium
6 13 (2.07%) Grunt
6 13 (2.07%) Maven
6 13 (2.07%) Team Foundation Server
7 8 (1.27%) gulp
7 8 (1.27%) TeamCity
8 7 (1.11%) Oracle Forms
9 6 (0.95%) Karma Test Runner
9 6 (0.95%) Travis CI
10 5 (0.79%) Cucumber
10 5 (0.79%) Sahi
11 4 (0.64%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 4 (0.64%) Bitbucket
11 4 (0.64%) Jasmine
11 4 (0.64%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 191 (30.37%) Finance
2 123 (19.55%) Manufacturing
3 121 (19.24%) Retail
4 49 (7.79%) Marketing
5 42 (6.68%) Banking
6 36 (5.72%) Telecoms
7 23 (3.66%) Advertising
7 23 (3.66%) German Language
8 22 (3.50%) Law
9 16 (2.54%) Games
10 14 (2.23%) Italian Language
11 10 (1.59%) Automotive
12 9 (1.43%) Aerospace
12 9 (1.43%) Billing
12 9 (1.43%) Legal
13 6 (0.95%) Back Office
14 5 (0.79%) Electronics
15 3 (0.48%) Publishing
16 2 (0.32%) Investment Banking
16 2 (0.32%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 146 (23.21%) Developer
2 72 (11.45%) Analyst
3 68 (10.81%) Architect
4 63 (10.02%) Consultant
5 56 (8.90%) Solutions Architect
6 40 (6.36%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
7 39 (6.20%) Senior Developer
8 37 (5.88%) Technical Architect
9 36 (5.72%) Project Manager
10 34 (5.41%) Technical Solutions Architect
11 31 (4.93%) C# Developer
12 29 (4.61%) Cisco Architect
12 29 (4.61%) Cisco Solutions Architect
13 28 (4.45%) Business Analyst
14 26 (4.13%) Technical Consultant
15 24 (3.82%) .NET Developer
15 24 (3.82%) Senior Front-End Developer
16 22 (3.50%) Software Developer
17 21 (3.34%) Salesforce Consultant
18 20 (3.18%) Presales Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 77 (12.24%) .NET
2 73 (11.61%) HTML
3 68 (10.81%) CSS
4 40 (6.36%) jQuery
5 37 (5.88%) Web Services
6 30 (4.77%) AngularJS
7 29 (4.61%) Node.js
8 28 (4.45%) HTML5
9 27 (4.29%) ASP.NET
10 26 (4.13%) XML
11 22 (3.50%) React
12 21 (3.34%) Mason
13 19 (3.02%) .NET Framework
13 19 (3.02%) RESTful
14 18 (2.86%) XSLT
15 16 (2.54%) LAMP
15 16 (2.54%) Sass
16 15 (2.38%) ASP.NET Web API
16 15 (2.38%) CSS3
17 14 (2.23%) Angular 2
Miscellaneous
1 79 (12.56%) Data Centre
2 70 (11.13%) Analytical Skills
3 69 (10.97%) Life Science
4 49 (7.79%) Algorithms
5 38 (6.04%) Computer Science
6 36 (5.72%) Self-Motivation
7 34 (5.41%) Greenfield Project
8 29 (4.61%) FMCG
9 27 (4.29%) Management Information System
10 25 (3.97%) NHS
11 24 (3.82%) User Experience
12 21 (3.34%) Mobile App
13 14 (2.23%) Biotechnology
14 13 (2.07%) e-Learning
15 12 (1.91%) Enterprise Software
16 10 (1.59%) CUDA
16 10 (1.59%) Digital Media
17 9 (1.43%) Data Structures
17 9 (1.43%) iPad
18 8 (1.27%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 55 (8.74%) Linux
2 42 (6.68%) Windows
3 9 (1.43%) Unix
4 8 (1.27%) Android
5 6 (0.95%) CentOS
6 5 (0.79%) Ubuntu
7 4 (0.64%) Apple iOS
7 4 (0.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 4 (0.64%) Windows Server
8 1 (0.16%) Debian
8 1 (0.16%) Embedded Linux
8 1 (0.16%) FreeRTOS
8 1 (0.16%) SafeRTOS
8 1 (0.16%) Windows Embedded Compact
8 1 (0.16%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 135 (21.46%) Analytics
2 134 (21.30%) Agile Software Development
3 89 (14.15%) Presales
4 69 (10.97%) Project Management
5 67 (10.65%) Software Engineering
6 64 (10.17%) Problem-Solving
7 52 (8.27%) Network Design
8 47 (7.47%) Decision-Making
8 47 (7.47%) Front End Development
9 46 (7.31%) Mathematics
10 44 (7.00%) Business Development
10 44 (7.00%) Business Intelligence
10 44 (7.00%) Scrum
11 42 (6.68%) ETL
12 38 (6.04%) Stakeholder Management
13 36 (5.72%) Technical Architecture
14 35 (5.56%) Data Science
14 35 (5.56%) MVC
15 34 (5.41%) Visualisation
16 33 (5.25%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 110 (17.49%) JavaScript
2 89 (14.15%) SQL
3 83 (13.20%) C#
4 74 (11.76%) Java
5 72 (11.45%) Python
6 38 (6.04%) C++
7 25 (3.97%) PHP
8 23 (3.66%) C
9 21 (3.34%) Apex Code
10 18 (2.86%) R
10 18 (2.86%) Scala
11 12 (1.91%) Perl
11 12 (1.91%) Ruby
12 11 (1.75%) PL/SQL
12 11 (1.75%) T-SQL
13 10 (1.59%) Bash Shell
14 9 (1.43%) Shell Script
14 9 (1.43%) VB
15 7 (1.11%) MATLAB
15 7 (1.11%) VB6
Qualifications
1 174 (27.66%) Degree
2 57 (9.06%) Cisco Certification
3 53 (8.43%) CCIE
4 49 (7.79%) CCNA
5 39 (6.20%) CCNP
6 27 (4.29%) PhD
7 20 (3.18%) CCDE
7 20 (3.18%) CCDP
8 17 (2.70%) CCIE Security
9 16 (2.54%) CCIE Routing and Switching
9 16 (2.54%) CCIE Wireless
10 15 (2.38%) Computer Science Degree
10 15 (2.38%) Microsoft Certification
11 14 (2.23%) CCIE Data Center
11 14 (2.23%) CCIE Service Provider
11 14 (2.23%) CISSP
12 13 (2.07%) CISM
13 10 (1.59%) PMI Certification
14 8 (1.27%) MCSD
14 8 (1.27%) Microsoft Certified Architect
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 46 (7.31%) QA
2 14 (2.23%) Data Quality
3 10 (1.59%) GAMP
4 7 (1.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 7 (1.11%) NIST 800
4 7 (1.11%) PMO
5 6 (0.95%) GMP
5 6 (0.95%) PCI DSS
6 5 (0.79%) GDPR
6 5 (0.79%) GxP
7 4 (0.64%) HL7
7 4 (0.64%) ISO 13485
8 3 (0.48%) Actionable Recommendations
8 3 (0.48%) IEC 62304
8 3 (0.48%) ISO 9001
8 3 (0.48%) SLA
9 2 (0.32%) GCP
9 2 (0.32%) WAI
10 1 (0.16%) MISRA C
10 1 (0.16%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 73 (11.61%) VMware Infrastructure
2 35 (5.56%) Docker
3 18 (2.86%) Active Directory
4 2 (0.32%) VMware Server
5 1 (0.16%) Apache Flume
5 1 (0.16%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 18 (2.86%) Opscode Chef
2 15 (2.38%) Ansible
3 14 (2.23%) Puppet
4 13 (2.07%) Terraform
5 11 (1.75%) Kubernetes
6 8 (1.27%) Single Sign-On
7 5 (0.79%) Microsoft Intune
7 5 (0.79%) SCCM
8 3 (0.48%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
9 2 (0.32%) Prometheus
10 1 (0.16%) Consul
10 1 (0.16%) Docker Swarm
10 1 (0.16%) Galera Cluster
10 1 (0.16%) Grafana
10 1 (0.16%) HAProxy
10 1 (0.16%) HP ALM
10 1 (0.16%) logstash
10 1 (0.16%) Mesos
10 1 (0.16%) Nagios
10 1 (0.16%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 91 (14.47%) Cisco
2 87 (13.83%) VMware
3 81 (12.88%) Splunk
4 80 (12.72%) Dell
5 79 (12.56%) EMC
5 79 (12.56%) F5
5 79 (12.56%) NetApp
6 73 (11.61%) Microsoft
7 50 (7.95%) Oracle
8 31 (4.93%) SAP
9 30 (4.77%) Salesforce.com
10 10 (1.59%) Google
10 10 (1.59%) NVIDIA
11 9 (1.43%) MicroStrategy
12 8 (1.27%) CheckPoint
13 7 (1.11%) hybris
14 6 (0.95%) Atlassian
14 6 (0.95%) Cognos
14 6 (0.95%) HP
14 6 (0.95%) IFS