Period
to 22 January 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 22 January 2018 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Pharmaceutical (Pharma)
UK
6 months to
22 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 610 524 466
Rank change year-on-year -86 -58 +37
Permanent jobs citing Pharmaceutical 661 828 1,311
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.38% 0.47% 0.63%
As % of the General category 0.89% 1.12% 1.41%
Number of salaries quoted 443 572 857
UK median annual salary £47,500 £52,000 £51,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -8.65% +1.96% +7.37%
10th Percentile £30,000 £31,250 £32,500
90th Percentile £87,500 £83,750 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £47,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year -5.26% -5.00% +17.65%

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 74,059 73,870 93,198
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 42.70% 42.32% 44.67%
Number of salaries quoted 56,340 59,692 75,150
UK median annual salary £51,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.00% - -
10th Percentile £30,000 £28,750 £28,750
90th Percentile £85,000 £85,000 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,250
% change year-on-year - +4.05% +1.76%

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 22 January 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 22 January 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 -71 627 £50,000 -1.96% 264
UK excluding London -81 373 £45,000 -5.26% 197
London -46 266 £60,000 +4.35% 78
South East -29 125 £48,750 -4.41% 48
East of England +4 104 £45,000 -14.29% 29
North of England -27 76 £36,432 -3.37% 43
North West -16 35 £32,500 +8.33% 28
Yorkshire +10 33 £42,500 +11.84% 14
Midlands -32 31 £50,000 +11.11% 27
South West +6 23 £39,000 -25.71% 39
West Midlands -23 20 £50,000 +3.09% 7
Wales +18 12 £37,500 - 9
East Midlands 0 8 £37,500 - 20
North East -9 8 - - 1
Scotland -55 2 £37,500 -6.25% 2
Northern Ireland - 1 £45,000 -

For the 6 months to 22 January 2018, 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.

1 155 (23.45%) Finance
2 144 (21.79%) JavaScript
3 138 (20.88%) Degree
4 134 (20.27%) Agile Software Development
5 109 (16.49%) Microsoft
6 103 (15.58%) C#
7 102 (15.43%) Manufacturing
8 97 (14.67%) Life Science
9 95 (14.37%) Analytics
10 94 (14.22%) .NET
11 89 (13.46%) SQL
11 89 (13.46%) Software Engineering
12 84 (12.71%) Retail
13 83 (12.56%) HTML
14 79 (11.95%) Java
15 77 (11.65%) SQL Server
16 76 (11.50%) CSS
17 75 (11.35%) Python
18 73 (11.04%) Windows
19 69 (10.44%) Oracle
20 66 (9.98%) Analytical Skills
21 62 (9.38%) Project Management
22 58 (8.77%) Scrum
22 58 (8.77%) Big Data
23 57 (8.62%) MVC
24 56 (8.47%) Wireless
24 56 (8.47%) Presales
25 53 (8.02%) Marketing
26 51 (7.72%) Web Development
27 50 (7.56%) Amazon AWS

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 23 (3.48%) Apache Spark
2 22 (3.33%) Elasticsearch
3 14 (2.12%) Apache
4 10 (1.51%) Confluence
5 9 (1.36%) CMS
5 9 (1.36%) MS Exchange
5 9 (1.36%) SharePoint
6 7 (1.06%) SAS
6 7 (1.06%) WordPress
7 6 (0.91%) Apache Solr
7 6 (0.91%) SharePoint Server
8 5 (0.76%) Exchange Server 2007
8 5 (0.76%) Moodle
9 2 (0.30%) EPiServer
9 2 (0.30%) ExpressionEngine
9 2 (0.30%) Kentico
9 2 (0.30%) nginx
9 2 (0.30%) Sitecore CMS
9 2 (0.30%) Tomcat
9 2 (0.30%) Umbraco
Applications
1 22 (3.33%) Microsoft Office
2 13 (1.97%) Adobe Illustrator
3 12 (1.82%) Photoshop
4 10 (1.51%) Microsoft Excel
5 5 (0.76%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 4 (0.61%) MS Visio
7 3 (0.45%) Acrobat
7 3 (0.45%) PaintShop Pro
7 3 (0.45%) SPSS
8 2 (0.30%) Doxygen
8 2 (0.30%) Spreadsheet
9 1 (0.15%) AutoCAD
9 1 (0.15%) Microsoft Project
9 1 (0.15%) Revit
9 1 (0.15%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 14 (2.12%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (1.21%) SAP CO
2 8 (1.21%) SAP ERP
2 8 (1.21%) SAP FI
2 8 (1.21%) SAP FI/CO
2 8 (1.21%) SAP FSCM
3 5 (0.76%) Dynamics GP
3 5 (0.76%) Dynamics NAV
4 4 (0.61%) Adobe Campaign
4 4 (0.61%) Infor M3
4 4 (0.61%) SAP CAR
4 4 (0.61%) SAP POS DM
4 4 (0.61%) SAP Retail
5 3 (0.45%) Infor LN
5 3 (0.45%) SAP Business One
5 3 (0.45%) SAP MM
6 2 (0.30%) Dynamics AX
6 2 (0.30%) SAP S/4HANA
7 1 (0.15%) NetSuite
7 1 (0.15%) SAP Forecasting and Replenishment
Cloud Services
1 50 (7.56%) Amazon AWS
2 47 (7.11%) SaaS
3 16 (2.42%) Amazon S3
4 12 (1.82%) Amazon EC2
4 12 (1.82%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
5 11 (1.66%) Microsoft Azure
6 10 (1.51%) Route 53
7 8 (1.21%) Amazon ELB
8 4 (0.61%) Google Cloud Platform
8 4 (0.61%) Office 365
8 4 (0.61%) Veeva
9 3 (0.45%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 3 (0.45%) GitHub
9 3 (0.45%) Serverless
10 2 (0.30%) Cloud Computing
10 2 (0.30%) Google Analytics
10 2 (0.30%) IaaS
10 2 (0.30%) npm
10 2 (0.30%) PaaS
10 2 (0.30%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 56 (8.47%) Wireless
2 35 (5.30%) Unified Communications
3 24 (3.63%) Wireless Security
4 20 (3.03%) LAN
5 15 (2.27%) Firewall
6 13 (1.97%) VPN
7 10 (1.51%) Internet
8 8 (1.21%) FTP
8 8 (1.21%) SNMP
8 8 (1.21%) SSL
8 8 (1.21%) TCP/IP
9 6 (0.91%) DHCP
9 6 (0.91%) DNS
10 5 (0.76%) MPLS
10 5 (0.76%) VoIP
11 3 (0.45%) Skype
12 2 (0.30%) SMS
12 2 (0.30%) Wireshark
13 1 (0.15%) Bluetooth
13 1 (0.15%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 77 (11.65%) SQL Server
2 58 (8.77%) Big Data
3 41 (6.20%) Relational Database
4 26 (3.93%) Hadoop
5 25 (3.78%) MySQL
6 23 (3.48%) NoSQL
7 17 (2.57%) OLTP
8 14 (2.12%) Data Warehouse
9 13 (1.97%) RDBMS
10 11 (1.66%) Apache Hive
11 10 (1.51%) Amazon RDS
12 9 (1.36%) DB2
12 9 (1.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 8 (1.21%) SQL Server 2008
13 8 (1.21%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 7 (1.06%) Impala
15 6 (0.91%) Cognos Report Studio
15 6 (0.91%) Oracle Database
15 6 (0.91%) SAP BW
15 6 (0.91%) Text Mining
Development Applications
1 31 (4.69%) Team Foundation Server
2 24 (3.63%) Visual Studio
3 18 (2.72%) Git (software)
4 17 (2.57%) JIRA
5 15 (2.27%) Oracle Forms
6 14 (2.12%) Maven
7 13 (1.97%) gulp
7 13 (1.97%) Jenkins
8 10 (1.51%) TeamCity
9 9 (1.36%) Selenium
9 9 (1.36%) SpecFlow
9 9 (1.36%) Subversion
9 9 (1.36%) Toad
10 8 (1.21%) Ant
10 8 (1.21%) Sonatype Nexus
11 7 (1.06%) Grunt
11 7 (1.06%) Vagrant
12 5 (0.76%) Bitbucket
12 5 (0.76%) Karma Test Runner
12 5 (0.76%) Mocha
General
1 155 (23.45%) Finance
2 102 (15.43%) Manufacturing
3 84 (12.71%) Retail
4 53 (8.02%) Marketing
5 38 (5.75%) Banking
6 35 (5.30%) Telecoms
7 20 (3.03%) Advertising
8 15 (2.27%) German Language
9 13 (1.97%) Automotive
10 10 (1.51%) Publishing
11 9 (1.36%) Law
12 8 (1.21%) Electronics
12 8 (1.21%) Financial Institution
13 5 (0.76%) Games
14 4 (0.61%) Italian Language
15 3 (0.45%) Billing
15 3 (0.45%) Investment Banking
16 2 (0.30%) Back Office
16 2 (0.30%) General Ledger
16 2 (0.30%) Legal
Job Titles
1 199 (30.11%) Developer
2 62 (9.38%) Consultant
3 50 (7.56%) Analyst
4 47 (7.11%) Architect
5 45 (6.81%) C# Developer
6 42 (6.35%) Software Developer
7 38 (5.75%) Senior Developer
8 36 (5.45%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
9 29 (4.39%) .NET Developer
10 28 (4.24%) Software Engineer
11 27 (4.08%) Project Manager
12 26 (3.93%) Business Analyst
13 24 (3.63%) Account Executive
13 24 (3.63%) C# .NET Developer
13 24 (3.63%) JavaScript Developer
13 24 (3.63%) PHP Developer
13 24 (3.63%) Presales Consultant
13 24 (3.63%) Technical Consultant
14 23 (3.48%) Solutions Architect
15 20 (3.03%) IT Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 94 (14.22%) .NET
2 83 (12.56%) HTML
3 76 (11.50%) CSS
4 46 (6.96%) jQuery
5 43 (6.51%) AngularJS
6 41 (6.20%) Web Services
7 39 (5.90%) ASP.NET
8 35 (5.30%) Node.js
9 28 (4.24%) LAMP
10 27 (4.08%) ASP.NET MVC
11 26 (3.93%) XML
12 24 (3.63%) React
12 24 (3.63%) RESTful
13 21 (3.18%) HTML5
14 20 (3.03%) REST
15 19 (2.87%) Laravel
16 16 (2.42%) WinForms
17 15 (2.27%) CodeIgniter
17 15 (2.27%) CSS3
17 15 (2.27%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 97 (14.67%) Life Science
2 66 (9.98%) Analytical Skills
3 44 (6.66%) Data Centre
4 39 (5.90%) NHS
5 38 (5.75%) Computer Science
6 35 (5.30%) User Experience
7 33 (4.99%) Algorithms
8 27 (4.08%) FMCG
9 26 (3.93%) Driving Licence
10 25 (3.78%) Greenfield Project
11 24 (3.63%) Management Information System
12 15 (2.27%) Digital Media
12 15 (2.27%) Mobile App
12 15 (2.27%) PDA
13 11 (1.66%) Enterprise Software
14 10 (1.51%) CUDA
15 9 (1.36%) Biotechnology
15 9 (1.36%) e-Learning
16 8 (1.21%) Graphic Design
17 7 (1.06%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 73 (11.04%) Windows
2 47 (7.11%) Linux
3 16 (2.42%) Windows 7
4 12 (1.82%) Windows 10
5 10 (1.51%) Android
5 10 (1.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 6 (0.91%) Apple iOS
7 4 (0.61%) CentOS
7 4 (0.61%) Ubuntu
7 4 (0.61%) Windows Server
8 3 (0.45%) Unix
9 2 (0.30%) Windows Embedded Compact
10 1 (0.15%) Embedded Linux
10 1 (0.15%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 134 (20.27%) Agile Software Development
2 95 (14.37%) Analytics
3 89 (13.46%) Software Engineering
4 62 (9.38%) Project Management
5 58 (8.77%) Scrum
6 57 (8.62%) MVC
7 56 (8.47%) Presales
8 51 (7.72%) Web Development
9 46 (6.96%) SDLC
10 45 (6.81%) Front End Development
10 45 (6.81%) Workflow
11 41 (6.20%) OO
12 34 (5.14%) Mathematics
13 33 (4.99%) ETL
14 32 (4.84%) Business Development
14 32 (4.84%) Customer-Centricity
14 32 (4.84%) Stakeholder Management
15 30 (4.54%) ITIL
15 30 (4.54%) Unit Testing
16 28 (4.24%) Data Management
Programming Languages
1 144 (21.79%) JavaScript
2 103 (15.58%) C#
3 89 (13.46%) SQL
4 79 (11.95%) Java
5 75 (11.35%) Python
6 48 (7.26%) PHP
7 43 (6.51%) C++
8 26 (3.93%) Ruby
9 17 (2.57%) VB
10 15 (2.27%) PL/SQL
11 14 (2.12%) VB6
12 13 (1.97%) Apex Code
12 13 (1.97%) T-SQL
12 13 (1.97%) VB.NET
13 11 (1.66%) Bash Shell
13 11 (1.66%) C
14 9 (1.36%) PowerShell
15 8 (1.21%) Haskell
15 8 (1.21%) R
15 8 (1.21%) Scala
Qualifications
1 138 (20.88%) Degree
2 33 (4.99%) Cisco Certification
3 25 (3.78%) CCNA
4 24 (3.63%) CCIE
5 23 (3.48%) PhD
6 20 (3.03%) CCNP
7 16 (2.42%) Computer Science Degree
8 14 (2.12%) CCDE
8 14 (2.12%) CCDP
9 12 (1.82%) CCIE Security
10 11 (1.66%) CCIE Routing and Switching
10 11 (1.66%) CCIE Wireless
11 9 (1.36%) ITIL Certification
11 9 (1.36%) Microsoft Certification
12 7 (1.06%) CISSP
13 6 (0.91%) CISM
14 5 (0.76%) MCSE
14 5 (0.76%) Network+ Certification
14 5 (0.76%) Numerate Degree
15 4 (0.61%) CCIE Data Center
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 37 (5.60%) QA
2 13 (1.97%) Data Quality
2 13 (1.97%) GxP
3 9 (1.36%) GAMP
4 7 (1.06%) GMP
5 6 (0.91%) PMO
6 5 (0.76%) 21 CFR Part 11
6 5 (0.76%) IEC 62304
6 5 (0.76%) ISO 13485
7 4 (0.61%) ISO 9001
7 4 (0.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 4 (0.61%) NIST 800
8 3 (0.45%) Actionable Recommendations
8 3 (0.45%) PCI DSS
8 3 (0.45%) SLA
9 2 (0.30%) GDPR
9 2 (0.30%) HL7
9 2 (0.30%) MISRA
9 2 (0.30%) MISRA C
10 1 (0.15%) PMBOK
System Software
1 42 (6.35%) VMware Infrastructure
2 14 (2.12%) Docker
3 9 (1.36%) Active Directory
4 2 (0.30%) VMware Server
5 1 (0.15%) Apache Flume
5 1 (0.15%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 1 (0.15%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 15 (2.27%) Puppet
2 14 (2.12%) Opscode Chef
3 8 (1.21%) Terraform
4 7 (1.06%) Kubernetes
5 6 (0.91%) Ansible
6 4 (0.61%) logstash
7 3 (0.45%) Kibana
7 3 (0.45%) Packer
8 1 (0.15%) Backup Exec
8 1 (0.15%) Consul
8 1 (0.15%) Docker Swarm
8 1 (0.15%) Hadoop YARN
8 1 (0.15%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 109 (16.49%) Microsoft
2 69 (10.44%) Oracle
3 48 (7.26%) Cisco
4 46 (6.96%) VMware
5 42 (6.35%) Splunk
6 41 (6.20%) Dell
7 40 (6.05%) EMC
7 40 (6.05%) F5
7 40 (6.05%) NetApp
8 37 (5.60%) Salesforce.com
9 36 (5.45%) SAP
10 14 (2.12%) Adobe
11 10 (1.51%) NVIDIA
11 10 (1.51%) Talend
12 9 (1.36%) Google
12 9 (1.36%) Sage
13 8 (1.21%) Cognos
14 6 (0.91%) IFS
14 6 (0.91%) Informatica
14 6 (0.91%) MuleSoft