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 3 months to 25 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Pharmaceutical (Pharma)
UK
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 468 497 443
Rank change year-on-year +29 -54  
Permanent jobs citing Pharmaceutical 462 483 698
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.52% 0.50% 0.63%
As % of the General category 1.24% 1.16% 1.42%
Number of salaries quoted 316 322 399
Median salary £50,000 £45,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% -5.26%  
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £81,250 £75,000 £82,500
UK excluding London median salary £47,500 £42,500 £42,750
% change year-on-year +11.76% -0.58%  

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

General Skills
UK
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for common skills 37259 41561 49316
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 42.30% 42.81% 44.55%
Number of salaries quoted 28449 34014 39041
Median salary £52,500 £51,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.94% +3.00%  
90% offered a salary of more than £31,250 £30,000 £30,500
10% offered a salary of more than £82,500 £80,000 £80,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

Pharmaceutical
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing Pharmaceutical as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the General category.

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 3 months to 25 June 2017.

Salary histogram for Pharmaceutical in the UK

Pharmaceutical
Top 30 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 3 months to 25 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +50 454 £50,000 +11.11% 111
London +30 183 £60,000 +20.00% 50
East of England +36 79 £45,000 +5.88% 22
South East +14 70 £55,000 +37.50% 13
North West +1 50 £37,500 -6.25% 9
Hertfordshire +17 35 £47,500 +11.76% 4
West Midlands +22 32 £50,000 -1.47% 4
Surrey +28 31 £57,500 +27.77%
City of London +49 22 £55,000 -32.30% 10
Essex +14 20 £36,750 -3.28%
Cambridgeshire -18 20 £47,500 +8.57% 16
Cheshire -17 19 £33,750 -41.30% 1
Manchester -9 18 £37,500 +74.41% 6
Yorkshire +10 17 - - 1
Staffordshire +16 16 £50,000 -1.47% 2
East Midlands +14 15 £37,500 +3.44% 11
West Yorkshire +13 15 - - 1
Cambridge -33 15 £47,500 +8.57% 15
Lichfield +8 14 £50,000 - 1
Leeds +4 14 - -
Oxfordshire +14 13 £55,000 +37.50% 1
South West +7 10 £38,250 -23.50% 1
Hampshire +14 9 £47,500 +18.75% 1
Liverpool +10 9 £42,500 -50.00% 1
Merseyside 0 9 £42,500 -50.00% 1
Bristol -15 9 £41,500 -17.00%
Guildford +19 8 £53,750 -32.81%
Nottingham +6 8 - - 4
Nottinghamshire -3 8 - - 6
Mitcham - 8 - -

For the 6 months to 25 June 2017, IT jobs citing Pharmaceutical also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads with a requirement for Pharmaceutical.

1 201 (25.94%) Finance
2 162 (20.90%) Agile Software Development
3 153 (19.74%) Degree
4 143 (18.45%) SQL
5 138 (17.81%) JavaScript
6 126 (16.26%) .NET
7 122 (15.74%) Life Science
8 113 (14.58%) Business Intelligence
9 110 (14.19%) Retail
10 108 (13.94%) Microsoft
11 105 (13.55%) C#
12 99 (12.77%) Project Management
13 92 (11.87%) SQL Server
14 87 (11.23%) Manufacturing
14 87 (11.23%) Analytics
15 82 (10.58%) Java
16 77 (9.94%) Analytical Skills
17 72 (9.29%) Telecoms
18 68 (8.77%) Oracle
19 65 (8.39%) HTML
20 62 (8.00%) Amazon AWS
21 61 (7.87%) Computer Science
21 61 (7.87%) Marketing
21 61 (7.87%) CSS
22 59 (7.61%) TeamCity
22 59 (7.61%) SDLC
23 56 (7.23%) Windows
24 54 (6.97%) Banking
24 54 (6.97%) Elasticsearch
25 52 (6.71%) Stakeholder Management

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 54 (6.97%) Elasticsearch
2 30 (3.87%) SharePoint
3 26 (3.35%) Apache Spark
4 18 (2.32%) BizTalk Server
5 12 (1.55%) SAS
6 10 (1.29%) IIS
6 10 (1.29%) SharePoint Server
7 8 (1.03%) Apache Solr
7 8 (1.03%) CMS
8 5 (0.65%) JBoss
8 5 (0.65%) MS Exchange
9 4 (0.52%) Exchange Server 2013
10 3 (0.39%) Skype for Business
11 2 (0.26%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 2 (0.26%) Documentum
11 2 (0.26%) IBM Notes
11 2 (0.26%) Sitecore CMS
12 1 (0.13%) Exchange Server 2007
12 1 (0.13%) Tomcat
12 1 (0.13%) WebSphere
Applications
1 39 (5.03%) Microsoft Office
2 38 (4.90%) Microsoft Excel
3 19 (2.45%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 15 (1.94%) Adobe Illustrator
5 9 (1.16%) Photoshop
6 8 (1.03%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 7 (0.90%) Acrobat
8 6 (0.77%) PaintShop Pro
9 5 (0.65%) SOLIDWORKS
10 4 (0.52%) InDesign
10 4 (0.52%) InVision
11 3 (0.39%) AutoCAD
11 3 (0.39%) Spreadsheet
12 2 (0.26%) MS Visio
13 1 (0.13%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 13 (1.68%) Dynamics AX
1 13 (1.68%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 11 (1.42%) Dynamics CRM
3 9 (1.16%) Dynamics GP
4 8 (1.03%) SAP MM
5 7 (0.90%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
5 7 (0.90%) SAP CO
5 7 (0.90%) SAP FI
5 7 (0.90%) SAP FI/CO
5 7 (0.90%) WebTrends
6 6 (0.77%) SAP ERP
7 4 (0.52%) Cognos TM1
7 4 (0.52%) Dynamics NAV
7 4 (0.52%) Oracle Applications
7 4 (0.52%) Oracle SCM
7 4 (0.52%) SAP GRC
7 4 (0.52%) SAP Retail
7 4 (0.52%) SAP S/4HANA
8 3 (0.39%) SAP CAR
8 3 (0.39%) SAP WM
Cloud Services
1 62 (8.00%) Amazon AWS
2 24 (3.10%) SaaS
3 22 (2.84%) Amazon S3
4 18 (2.32%) Amazon CloudWatch
4 18 (2.32%) Microsoft Azure
5 16 (2.06%) Office 365
6 9 (1.16%) Google Analytics
7 5 (0.65%) PaaS
7 5 (0.65%) Veeva
8 4 (0.52%) AdWords
8 4 (0.52%) GitHub
9 3 (0.39%) Google Cloud Platform
10 2 (0.26%) Adobe Creative Cloud
10 2 (0.26%) Dynamics 365
10 2 (0.26%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
11 1 (0.13%) MailChimp
Communications & Networking
1 35 (4.52%) Firewall
2 30 (3.87%) Network Security
3 27 (3.48%) LAN
4 18 (2.32%) WAN
5 15 (1.94%) VPN
6 13 (1.68%) TCP/IP
7 12 (1.55%) Internet
7 12 (1.55%) SAN
8 11 (1.42%) Cisco ASA
9 10 (1.29%) VoIP
10 8 (1.03%) NAS
11 6 (0.77%) Cisco Nexus
11 6 (0.77%) Ethernet
11 6 (0.77%) NetScaler
12 3 (0.39%) DNS
12 3 (0.39%) PPP
12 3 (0.39%) Skype
12 3 (0.39%) SMS
12 3 (0.39%) Wireless
13 2 (0.26%) Softphone
Database & Business Intelligence
1 92 (11.87%) SQL Server
2 39 (5.03%) NoSQL
3 34 (4.39%) Big Data
4 33 (4.26%) Relational Database
5 25 (3.23%) Data Warehouse
6 22 (2.84%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 19 (2.45%) MySQL
8 18 (2.32%) Electronic Patient Records
8 18 (2.32%) RDBMS
9 17 (2.19%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 14 (1.81%) Hadoop
10 14 (1.81%) SQL Server 2008
11 10 (1.29%) QlikView
11 10 (1.29%) Spotfire
12 8 (1.03%) Power BI
12 8 (1.03%) SQL Server 2005
13 7 (0.90%) Data Mining
13 7 (0.90%) Oracle Reports
13 7 (0.90%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 7 (0.90%) Text Mining
Development Applications
1 59 (7.61%) TeamCity
2 24 (3.10%) Team Foundation Server
3 16 (2.06%) NUnit
3 16 (2.06%) Talend Open Studio
3 16 (2.06%) Visual Studio
4 14 (1.81%) Git (software)
5 9 (1.16%) Rational Rhapsody
6 7 (0.90%) Jenkins
6 7 (0.90%) Mercurial
7 6 (0.77%) JIRA
8 5 (0.65%) Oracle Forms
9 4 (0.52%) JConsole
9 4 (0.52%) LoadRunner
9 4 (0.52%) NeoLoad
9 4 (0.52%) The Grinder
9 4 (0.52%) VisualVM
10 3 (0.39%) Appcelerator Titanium
10 3 (0.39%) LabVIEW
10 3 (0.39%) PHPUnit
10 3 (0.39%) Xcode
General
1 201 (25.94%) Finance
2 110 (14.19%) Retail
3 87 (11.23%) Manufacturing
4 72 (9.29%) Telecoms
5 61 (7.87%) Marketing
6 54 (6.97%) Banking
7 45 (5.81%) Law
8 15 (1.94%) Advertising
9 14 (1.81%) Back Office
10 12 (1.55%) Publishing
11 10 (1.29%) Legal
12 9 (1.16%) Electronics
13 7 (0.90%) Automotive
14 6 (0.77%) Aerospace
15 5 (0.65%) Billing
15 5 (0.65%) French Language
16 4 (0.52%) Games
17 3 (0.39%) General Ledger
18 2 (0.26%) German Language
19 1 (0.13%) Russian Language
Job Titles
1 178 (22.97%) Developer
2 99 (12.77%) Analyst
3 81 (10.45%) Consultant
4 77 (9.94%) .NET Developer
5 66 (8.52%) Architect
6 43 (5.55%) Project Manager
6 43 (5.55%) Senior Developer
7 40 (5.16%) Business Analyst
8 32 (4.13%) JavaScript Developer
9 30 (3.87%) Business Intelligence Developer
10 28 (3.61%) C# Developer
10 28 (3.61%) Digital Developer
11 26 (3.35%) IT Manager
11 26 (3.35%) Senior Analyst
11 26 (3.35%) Solutions Architect
12 25 (3.23%) Network Consultant
13 24 (3.10%) C# .NET Developer
14 22 (2.84%) AWS Developer
14 22 (2.84%) Security Consultant
15 21 (2.71%) Network Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 126 (16.26%) .NET
2 65 (8.39%) HTML
3 61 (7.87%) CSS
4 42 (5.42%) Node.js
5 41 (5.29%) ASP.NET
6 40 (5.16%) Web Services
7 36 (4.65%) ASP.NET MVC
7 36 (4.65%) jQuery
8 31 (4.00%) AngularJS
8 31 (4.00%) HTML5
9 29 (3.74%) Aurelia
10 28 (3.61%) SOAP
11 26 (3.35%) CSS3
11 26 (3.35%) LINQ
12 25 (3.23%) Elastic Stack
13 23 (2.97%) RESTful
13 23 (2.97%) XML
14 22 (2.84%) .NET Core
14 22 (2.84%) Lambda Expressions
14 22 (2.84%) Serverless Framework
Miscellaneous
1 122 (15.74%) Life Science
2 77 (9.94%) Analytical Skills
3 61 (7.87%) Computer Science
4 46 (5.94%) Management Information System
5 44 (5.68%) NHS
6 41 (5.29%) Greenfield Project
7 36 (4.65%) Data Centre
8 33 (4.26%) Driving Licence
9 28 (3.61%) Algorithms
10 26 (3.35%) User Experience
11 21 (2.71%) FMCG
12 17 (2.19%) Biotechnology
13 16 (2.06%) Mobile App
14 9 (1.16%) Pharmacovigilance
15 8 (1.03%) Graphic Design
16 7 (0.90%) Social Media
17 5 (0.65%) EMC VNX
18 4 (0.52%) EPoS
18 4 (0.52%) PMI
19 3 (0.39%) PDA
Operating Systems
1 56 (7.23%) Windows
2 39 (5.03%) Linux
3 25 (3.23%) Windows Server
4 19 (2.45%) Windows Server 2012
5 18 (2.32%) Android
5 18 (2.32%) Windows Server 2008
6 16 (2.06%) Apple iOS
6 16 (2.06%) Windows 7
7 14 (1.81%) Unix
8 9 (1.16%) Windows Server 2003
9 8 (1.03%) Windows XP
10 7 (0.90%) Windows 8
11 2 (0.26%) Mac OS
11 2 (0.26%) Windows 10
12 1 (0.13%) Embedded Linux
12 1 (0.13%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 162 (20.90%) Agile Software Development
2 113 (14.58%) Business Intelligence
3 99 (12.77%) Project Management
4 87 (11.23%) Analytics
5 59 (7.61%) SDLC
6 52 (6.71%) Stakeholder Management
7 50 (6.45%) Software Engineering
8 46 (5.94%) TDD
9 45 (5.81%) Data Management
10 43 (5.55%) MVC
11 41 (5.29%) ETL
12 40 (5.16%) Data Modelling
13 39 (5.03%) Mathematics
13 39 (5.03%) Validation
14 38 (4.90%) CRM
14 38 (4.90%) Informatics
15 35 (4.52%) Mentoring
16 33 (4.26%) Line Management
17 31 (4.00%) ITIL
17 31 (4.00%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 143 (18.45%) SQL
2 138 (17.81%) JavaScript
3 105 (13.55%) C#
4 82 (10.58%) Java
5 30 (3.87%) T-SQL
6 26 (3.35%) ES6
6 26 (3.35%) PL/SQL
7 24 (3.10%) C++
8 22 (2.84%) Python
9 17 (2.19%) Scala
10 16 (2.06%) PHP
11 15 (1.94%) R
12 14 (1.81%) VB
12 14 (1.81%) VB.NET
13 12 (1.55%) Ruby
14 11 (1.42%) Elixir
15 5 (0.65%) Objective-C
15 5 (0.65%) VB6
16 4 (0.52%) Perl
17 3 (0.39%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 153 (19.74%) Degree
2 25 (3.23%) Computer Science Degree
3 24 (3.10%) Cisco Certification
4 21 (2.71%) CCNP
5 15 (1.94%) CCSA
5 15 (1.94%) CCSE
5 15 (1.94%) CCSP
6 14 (1.81%) PhD
7 8 (1.03%) PMI Certification
8 7 (0.90%) CCIE
8 7 (0.90%) Numerate Degree
9 6 (0.77%) HND
9 6 (0.77%) PMP
10 5 (0.65%) CISA
10 5 (0.65%) ISEB
10 5 (0.65%) ITIL Certification
10 5 (0.65%) Microsoft Certification
11 4 (0.52%) Analytics IQ
11 4 (0.52%) CISM
11 4 (0.52%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 37 (4.77%) QA
2 30 (3.87%) Data Quality
3 27 (3.48%) GxP
4 18 (2.32%) PMO
5 14 (1.81%) GMP
6 10 (1.29%) GAMP
7 9 (1.16%) SLA
8 8 (1.03%) 21 CFR Part 11
8 8 (1.03%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 7 (0.90%) GDPR
10 5 (0.65%) GCP
11 4 (0.52%) GLP
11 4 (0.52%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 3 (0.39%) COBIT
13 2 (0.26%) ISO 9000
13 2 (0.26%) ISO 9001
13 2 (0.26%) ISO/IEC 20000
13 2 (0.26%) PMBOK
14 1 (0.13%) HIPAA
System Software
1 17 (2.19%) Active Directory
2 14 (1.81%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (1.68%) vSphere
4 9 (1.16%) Docker
5 3 (0.39%) Hyper-V
6 2 (0.26%) Terminal Services
7 1 (0.13%) XenApp
7 1 (0.13%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 40 (5.16%) Terraform
2 25 (3.23%) Packer
3 22 (2.84%) Kibana
3 22 (2.84%) logstash
4 15 (1.94%) FortiGate
5 4 (0.52%) RSA Archer
5 4 (0.52%) SCCM
5 4 (0.52%) SolarWinds Orion
6 3 (0.39%) Ansible
6 3 (0.39%) MOM
6 3 (0.39%) SCDPM
6 3 (0.39%) SCOM
6 3 (0.39%) SCVMM
7 1 (0.13%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
7 1 (0.13%) CSIRT
7 1 (0.13%) Docker Swarm
7 1 (0.13%) QRadar
7 1 (0.13%) StackStorm
7 1 (0.13%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 1 (0.13%) TIBCO Hawk
Vendors
1 108 (13.94%) Microsoft
2 68 (8.77%) Oracle
3 50 (6.45%) SAP
4 32 (4.13%) Cisco
5 27 (3.48%) Tableau
6 18 (2.32%) Adobe
6 18 (2.32%) VMware
7 16 (2.06%) Salesforce.com
7 16 (2.06%) Splunk
7 16 (2.06%) Talend
8 15 (1.94%) CheckPoint
8 15 (1.94%) Fortinet
9 13 (1.68%) Google
10 11 (1.42%) Cognos
10 11 (1.42%) Informatica
11 10 (1.29%) IBM
12 9 (1.16%) Citrix
13 8 (1.03%) Cognizant
13 8 (1.03%) MuleSoft
14 7 (0.90%) Pega
Runcorn, Cheshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Bonus and Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
South East London
Client Server
Salary: £35k to £50k + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Client Server
Salary: £55k to £70k + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
West London
Client Server
Salary: £40k to £55k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Vantage Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: From £70,000 to £75,000 per annum Annual Bonus 15%, Full Company Pensi
Posted: 4 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Client Server
Salary: £60k to £75k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £95,000 - £115,000 base salary (plus impressive package)
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £95,000 - £115,000 base salary (plus impressive package)
Posted: 2 days ago
Tamworth, Staffordshire
Oscar
Salary: £50000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Uxbridge, Middlesex
Amgen Ltd
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Empiric
Salary: Up to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Oscar
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
North West London
Hammersmith Medicines Research
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
UK
Quadratek People Limited
Salary: From £50,000 to £70,000 per annum Salary dependant on skills
Posted: 4 days ago
Bedfordshire
Maclean Moore Consulting
Salary: From £80,000 to £140,000 per annum Bonus Uncapped
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Oscar
Posted: 4 days ago
Newmarket, Suffolk
Cloudscope
Salary: £28k - 30k per year
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Oliver James Associates
Salary: £90000 - £110000 per annum + Car, pension, benefits, bonus
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Austin Fraser
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Excellent benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Service Care Solutions Recruitment
Salary: From £28,000 to £30,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: Up to 48K + Pension, Private Healthcare, Flexiwork, Share options
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £95,000 - £115,000 base salary (plus impressive package)
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £95,000 - £115,000 base salary (plus impressive package)
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Java Source
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
North London
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: From £36,000 to £45,000 per annum 7.5% Bonus, Pension, Healthcare, Lif
Posted: 6 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Premier Media
Posted: 5 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £35,000 to £40,000 per annum + Training + Bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Empiric
Salary: From £70,000 to £80,000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Cognizant
Salary: Unspecified
Posted: 5 days ago