Period
to 23 September 2019

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 September 2019 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Pharmaceutical (Pharma)
UK
6 months to
23 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 579 647 566
Rank change year-on-year +68 -81 -40
Permanent jobs citing Pharmaceutical 601 597 834
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.43% 0.36% 0.47%
As % of the General category 1.08% 0.84% 1.05%
Number of salaries quoted 444 420 589
UK median annual salary £52,500 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £30,500 £28,975 £31,250
90th Percentile £90,000 £91,250 £83,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £42,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +17.65% -10.53% +10.47%

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 55,434 71,348 79,704
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 39.59% 43.16% 45.37%
Number of salaries quoted 41,552 54,559 58,266
UK median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -
10th Percentile £31,000 £29,500 £28,750
90th Percentile £92,500 £87,500 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £46,500 £45,000 £43,500
% change year-on-year +3.33% +3.45% -

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 September 2019.

Salary histogram for Pharmaceutical in the UK

Pharmaceutical
Top 15 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 September 2019. 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 +43 552 £52,500 -4.55% 340
UK excluding London +50 335 £50,000 +17.65% 279
London +61 242 £65,000 - 74
South East +31 121 £50,000 +21.21% 50
East of England +76 74 £50,000 +11.11% 81
North of England +4 70 £52,500 +23.53% 66
North West +25 47 £52,500 +26.51% 44
Yorkshire -15 23 £50,000 +17.65% 15
South West +28 22 £35,000 -48.91% 13
Midlands +40 18 £42,500 -19.05% 56
Scotland +31 13 £36,767 -13.49% 9
East Midlands +27 11 £42,500 -19.05% 32
Wales +12 11 £41,000 -3.53% 4
West Midlands +34 7 £47,500 +8.57% 23
Northern Ireland -3 6 £65,124 +30.25%

For the 6 months to 23 September 2019, 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.

1 151 (25.12%) Degree
2 139 (23.13%) Agile Software Development
3 136 (22.63%) Finance
4 124 (20.63%) Problem-Solving
5 103 (17.14%) Life Science
6 102 (16.97%) Analytics
7 80 (13.31%) JavaScript
8 77 (12.81%) Software Engineering
9 75 (12.48%) Retail
9 75 (12.48%) SQL
10 70 (11.65%) Project Management
11 67 (11.15%) Computer Science
12 66 (10.98%) Manufacturing
13 64 (10.65%) Microsoft
13 64 (10.65%) Analytical Skills
14 56 (9.32%) Big Data
15 55 (9.15%) HTML
15 55 (9.15%) Python
16 54 (8.99%) Presales
17 53 (8.82%) DevOps
18 52 (8.65%) C#
19 50 (8.32%) ITIL
19 50 (8.32%) VMware
19 50 (8.32%) Machine Learning
20 49 (8.15%) AWS
21 48 (7.99%) SAP
21 48 (7.99%) CSS
22 47 (7.82%) OO
22 47 (7.82%) Java
23 45 (7.49%) Business Intelligence

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 11 (1.83%) SAS
2 6 (1.00%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 5 (0.83%) Skype for Business
4 4 (0.67%) BizTalk Server
4 4 (0.67%) CMS
4 4 (0.67%) Elasticsearch
4 4 (0.67%) SharePoint
5 3 (0.50%) Apache Airflow
5 3 (0.50%) Drupal
5 3 (0.50%) Luigi
6 2 (0.33%) Apache Spark
6 2 (0.33%) Confluence
6 2 (0.33%) IBM Notes
6 2 (0.33%) Umbraco
6 2 (0.33%) WordPress
7 1 (0.17%) CoreMedia CMS
7 1 (0.17%) nginx
Applications
1 30 (4.99%) Microsoft Excel
2 29 (4.83%) Microsoft Office
3 15 (2.50%) SPSS
4 6 (1.00%) Sketch
5 5 (0.83%) Pipeline Pilot
6 3 (0.50%) Adobe Illustrator
6 3 (0.50%) Figma
6 3 (0.50%) InVision
6 3 (0.50%) Photoshop
7 2 (0.33%) Microsoft PowerPoint
8 1 (0.17%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 20 (3.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 10 (1.66%) Magento
3 7 (1.16%) NetSuite
4 6 (1.00%) Dynamics CRM
5 5 (0.83%) SAP IBP
6 4 (0.67%) SAP PP
6 4 (0.67%) SAP S/4HANA
7 3 (0.50%) Dynamics AX
7 3 (0.50%) Dynamics GP
7 3 (0.50%) Lawson
8 2 (0.33%) SAP APO
8 2 (0.33%) SAP CRM
8 2 (0.33%) SAP ERP
8 2 (0.33%) SAP GTS
8 2 (0.33%) SAP MM
8 2 (0.33%) SAP SCM
8 2 (0.33%) SAP SD
9 1 (0.17%) Cognos Business Intelligence
9 1 (0.17%) Cognos TM1
9 1 (0.17%) Infor M3
Cloud Services
1 49 (8.15%) AWS
2 39 (6.49%) Azure
3 27 (4.49%) GCP
4 15 (2.50%) Power Platform
5 13 (2.16%) SaaS
6 10 (1.66%) Office 365
7 8 (1.33%) PaaS
8 5 (0.83%) IaaS
9 4 (0.67%) Dynamics 365
9 4 (0.67%) GitHub
10 3 (0.50%) Google Play
10 3 (0.50%) PowerApps
11 2 (0.33%) Amazon S3
11 2 (0.33%) npm
12 1 (0.17%) AdWords
12 1 (0.17%) AWS CloudFormation
12 1 (0.17%) Cloud Computing
12 1 (0.17%) Google Analytics
12 1 (0.17%) Google Tag Manager
12 1 (0.17%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 27 (4.49%) Internet
2 23 (3.83%) Firewall
3 20 (3.33%) WAN
4 15 (2.50%) LAN
5 12 (2.00%) WLAN
6 10 (1.66%) TCP/IP
7 8 (1.33%) MPLS
8 7 (1.16%) Bluetooth
8 7 (1.16%) VLAN
8 7 (1.16%) VoIP
9 6 (1.00%) NAS
9 6 (1.00%) OpenVPN
9 6 (1.00%) Wi-Fi
10 5 (0.83%) Skype
10 5 (0.83%) Unified Communications
11 4 (0.67%) IGMP
11 4 (0.67%) Multicast
11 4 (0.67%) Network Security
11 4 (0.67%) Unicast
11 4 (0.67%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 56 (9.32%) Big Data
2 37 (6.16%) MySQL
3 31 (5.16%) SQL Server
4 17 (2.83%) Relational Database
5 16 (2.66%) Data Warehouse
6 15 (2.50%) Power BI
7 14 (2.33%) MongoDB
8 13 (2.16%) Data Lake
9 10 (1.66%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 9 (1.50%) NoSQL
11 7 (1.16%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 6 (1.00%) Data Mining
13 5 (0.83%) KNIME
13 5 (0.83%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 4 (0.67%) MariaDB
14 4 (0.67%) PostgreSQL
15 3 (0.50%) RDBMS
16 2 (0.33%) Crystal Reports
16 2 (0.33%) MS Access
16 2 (0.33%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 27 (4.49%) Git (software)
2 20 (3.33%) JIRA
3 9 (1.50%) Subversion
4 6 (1.00%) Team Foundation Server
5 4 (0.67%) Jenkins
6 3 (0.50%) Oracle APEX
6 3 (0.50%) Travis CI
6 3 (0.50%) Visual Studio
7 2 (0.33%) Maven
7 2 (0.33%) Mocha
7 2 (0.33%) MorphX
7 2 (0.33%) ProC
8 1 (0.17%) Bitbucket
8 1 (0.17%) Hudson
8 1 (0.17%) JSUnit
8 1 (0.17%) Ranorex
8 1 (0.17%) TeamCity
8 1 (0.17%) Vagrant
8 1 (0.17%) YouTrack
General
1 136 (22.63%) Finance
2 75 (12.48%) Retail
3 66 (10.98%) Manufacturing
4 38 (6.32%) Banking
5 26 (4.33%) Telecoms
6 19 (3.16%) Italian Language
7 18 (3.00%) German Language
8 17 (2.83%) Local Government
8 17 (2.83%) Marketing
9 13 (2.16%) Games
10 12 (2.00%) Electronics
10 12 (2.00%) French Language
10 12 (2.00%) Public Sector
10 12 (2.00%) Publishing
11 10 (1.66%) Automotive
12 6 (1.00%) Legal
13 5 (0.83%) Billing
14 4 (0.67%) Back Office
14 4 (0.67%) Law
15 3 (0.50%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 113 (18.80%) Developer
2 67 (11.15%) Architect
3 63 (10.48%) Analyst
4 54 (8.99%) Project Manager
5 34 (5.66%) Consultant
6 32 (5.32%) IT Manager
7 28 (4.66%) Senior Developer
8 26 (4.33%) Solutions Architect
9 25 (4.16%) Lead Architect
10 22 (3.66%) Programmer
11 20 (3.33%) Java Developer
11 20 (3.33%) Software Engineer
12 19 (3.16%) Data Scientist
12 19 (3.16%) Software Analyst
12 19 (3.16%) Support Analyst
13 16 (2.66%) Account Director
13 16 (2.66%) Applications Support
13 16 (2.66%) Senior Manager
14 15 (2.50%) SAP Manager
14 15 (2.50%) Software Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 55 (9.15%) HTML
2 48 (7.99%) CSS
3 43 (7.15%) AngularJS
3 43 (7.15%) Node.js
4 42 (6.99%) .NET
5 25 (4.16%) React
6 22 (3.66%) Web Services
7 17 (2.83%) HTML5
7 17 (2.83%) RESTful
8 14 (2.33%) CSS3
8 14 (2.33%) jQuery
9 12 (2.00%) TensorFlow
10 11 (1.83%) REST
11 10 (1.66%) WPF
12 9 (1.50%) .NET Framework
12 9 (1.50%) XML
13 8 (1.33%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 8 (1.33%) WCF
14 7 (1.16%) Entity Framework
14 7 (1.16%) Express
Miscellaneous
1 103 (17.14%) Life Science
2 64 (10.65%) Analytical Skills
3 36 (5.99%) NHS
4 26 (4.33%) Self-Motivation
5 22 (3.66%) FMCG
6 19 (3.16%) Algorithms
7 18 (3.00%) EMC VMAX
7 18 (3.00%) Enterprise Software
8 16 (2.66%) Data Centre
9 15 (2.50%) Linux Command Line
9 15 (2.50%) Management Information System
9 15 (2.50%) User Experience
10 14 (2.33%) Mobile App
11 12 (2.00%) Robotics
12 11 (1.83%) Greenfield Project
13 8 (1.33%) Internet of Things
14 7 (1.16%) Cyberattack
14 7 (1.16%) Smartphone
15 6 (1.00%) Biotechnology
15 6 (1.00%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 42 (6.99%) Windows
2 32 (5.32%) Linux
3 16 (2.66%) CentOS
3 16 (2.66%) Unix
4 15 (2.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 15 (2.50%) Ubuntu
5 6 (1.00%) Debian
6 5 (0.83%) Android
7 4 (0.67%) Apple iOS
8 3 (0.50%) Windows 7
8 3 (0.50%) Windows Server
9 2 (0.33%) Windows 10
9 2 (0.33%) Windows Server 2008
9 2 (0.33%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (0.17%) Mac OS
10 1 (0.17%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 139 (23.13%) Agile Software Development
2 124 (20.63%) Problem-Solving
3 102 (16.97%) Analytics
4 77 (12.81%) Software Engineering
5 70 (11.65%) Project Management
6 67 (11.15%) Computer Science
7 54 (8.99%) Presales
8 53 (8.82%) DevOps
9 50 (8.32%) ITIL
9 50 (8.32%) Machine Learning
10 47 (7.82%) OO
11 45 (7.49%) Business Intelligence
12 44 (7.32%) ERP
12 44 (7.32%) Project Delivery
13 43 (7.15%) Service Management
14 40 (6.66%) Data Science
15 39 (6.49%) Risk Management
16 37 (6.16%) Data Modelling
16 37 (6.16%) Mathematics
17 34 (5.66%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 80 (13.31%) JavaScript
2 75 (12.48%) SQL
3 55 (9.15%) Python
4 52 (8.65%) C#
5 47 (7.82%) Java
6 24 (3.99%) PHP
7 21 (3.49%) R
8 16 (2.66%) C
9 9 (1.50%) C++
10 8 (1.33%) T-SQL
11 7 (1.16%) Java 8
11 7 (1.16%) TypeScript
12 6 (1.00%) ES6
13 5 (0.83%) PowerShell
14 4 (0.67%) Go
14 4 (0.67%) Kotlin
14 4 (0.67%) Lua
14 4 (0.67%) Ruby
14 4 (0.67%) Scala
15 3 (0.50%) X++
Qualifications
1 151 (25.12%) Degree
2 30 (4.99%) PhD
3 26 (4.33%) PMI Certification
4 24 (3.99%) PMP
5 18 (3.00%) DBS Check
6 17 (2.83%) Computer Science Degree
7 14 (2.33%) CCIE
7 14 (2.33%) Cisco Certification
8 12 (2.00%) CCIE Routing and Switching
9 6 (1.00%) CCNP
10 4 (0.67%) Numerate Degree
11 3 (0.50%) CEH
11 3 (0.50%) CESG Certified Professional
11 3 (0.50%) CompTIA Security+
11 3 (0.50%) GIAC
11 3 (0.50%) GSEC
11 3 (0.50%) ISSAP
11 3 (0.50%) Microsoft Certification
11 3 (0.50%) SANS
11 3 (0.50%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (4.49%) QA
2 14 (2.33%) 21 CFR Part 11
2 14 (2.33%) GxP
3 11 (1.83%) PMO
4 7 (1.16%) GAMP
5 6 (1.00%) Data Quality
6 5 (0.83%) CDISC
7 4 (0.67%) SLA
7 4 (0.67%) WAI
8 3 (0.50%) GDPR
8 3 (0.50%) HL7
8 3 (0.50%) ISO 9001
9 2 (0.33%) DICOM
9 2 (0.33%) ISO 13485
9 2 (0.33%) ISO/IEC 17025
9 2 (0.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 1 (0.17%) COBIT
10 1 (0.17%) GLP
10 1 (0.17%) GMP
10 1 (0.17%) Good Clinical Practice
System Software
1 28 (4.66%) VMware Infrastructure
2 26 (4.33%) Docker
3 17 (2.83%) Active Directory
4 9 (1.50%) KVM
4 9 (1.50%) Xen
5 7 (1.16%) Firmware
6 6 (1.00%) Samba
7 4 (0.67%) LXC
8 3 (0.50%) Hyper-V
9 2 (0.33%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 12 (2.00%) Ansible
2 10 (1.66%) Kubernetes
3 9 (1.50%) Puppet
3 9 (1.50%) Salt
4 4 (0.67%) Kubeflow
5 3 (0.50%) Terraform
6 2 (0.33%) MIIS
6 2 (0.33%) Opscode Chef
6 2 (0.33%) Packer
6 2 (0.33%) SCCM
7 1 (0.17%) Kibana
7 1 (0.17%) logstash
7 1 (0.17%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 64 (10.65%) Microsoft
2 50 (8.32%) VMware
3 48 (7.99%) SAP
4 38 (6.32%) Cisco
5 33 (5.49%) Dell
5 33 (5.49%) EMC
6 30 (4.99%) NetApp
7 28 (4.66%) Salesforce.com
8 27 (4.49%) ServiceNow
9 25 (4.16%) Google
10 21 (3.49%) Oracle
11 12 (2.00%) JD Edwards
11 12 (2.00%) Tableau
12 11 (1.83%) Apple
13 7 (1.16%) Adobe
14 6 (1.00%) Draytek
14 6 (1.00%) Red Hat
14 6 (1.00%) Synology
15 5 (0.83%) PeopleSoft
16 4 (0.67%) Cognos