Period
to 16 August 2017

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 16 August 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Pharmaceutical (Pharma)
UK
6 months to
16 Aug 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 561 510 480
Rank change year-on-year -51 -30 -29
Permanent jobs citing Pharmaceutical 820 1078 1272
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.46% 0.54% 0.59%
As % of the General category 1.09% 1.26% 1.31%
Number of salaries quoted 573 743 794
UK median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% -10.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £31,250 £30,000 £28,750
90th Percentile £82,250 £79,750 £92,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £42,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +11.76% -5.56% +5.88%

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 75468 85655 96784
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 42.71% 43.25% 44.54%
Number of salaries quoted 56096 70067 76523
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
10th Percentile £29,000 £28,500 £28,125
90th Percentile £85,000 £82,500 £81,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £43,500 £43,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +2.35% -

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 16 August 2017.

Salary histogram for Pharmaceutical in the UK

Pharmaceutical
Top 14 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 16 August 2017. 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 -37 795 £50,000 +11.11% 113
UK excluding London -31 477 £47,500 +11.76% 76
London -21 333 £60,000 +14.29% 39
East of England +5 139 £47,500 +5.56% 18
South East -25 124 £52,500 +31.25% 26
North of England +3 99 £37,500 -6.25% 15
Midlands +18 77 £50,000 +5.26% 10
North West +2 76 £37,500 -9.64% 12
West Midlands +13 49 £50,000 +3.09% 7
East Midlands +10 28 £37,500 - 3
Yorkshire -12 25 £42,500 +11.84% 1
South West +8 21 £40,000 -20.00% 3
Wales +12 9 £37,500 +7.14%
Scotland -39 8 - - 4

For the 6 months to 16 August 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.

1 204 (24.88%) Finance
2 200 (24.39%) JavaScript
3 183 (22.32%) Agile Software Development
4 155 (18.90%) SQL
5 150 (18.29%) .NET
6 139 (16.95%) Life Science
7 138 (16.83%) Degree
8 126 (15.37%) Microsoft
9 124 (15.12%) C#
10 121 (14.76%) Java
11 115 (14.02%) SQL Server
12 108 (13.17%) Business Intelligence
12 108 (13.17%) Retail
13 99 (12.07%) HTML
14 95 (11.59%) Oracle
15 92 (11.22%) CSS
16 88 (10.73%) Manufacturing
17 84 (10.24%) Analytics
17 84 (10.24%) Analytical Skills
18 81 (9.88%) Telecoms
19 76 (9.27%) Project Management
20 72 (8.78%) MVC
20 72 (8.78%) Software Engineering
20 72 (8.78%) Elasticsearch
21 69 (8.41%) SDLC
22 68 (8.29%) Data Management
23 66 (8.05%) Windows
23 66 (8.05%) Web Development
23 66 (8.05%) Amazon AWS
24 60 (7.32%) ASP.NET

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 72 (8.78%) Elasticsearch
2 35 (4.27%) Apache Spark
3 28 (3.41%) SharePoint
4 18 (2.20%) BizTalk Server
5 17 (2.07%) SharePoint Server
6 14 (1.71%) SAS
7 10 (1.22%) Apache Solr
8 9 (1.10%) IIS
8 9 (1.10%) JBoss
9 8 (0.98%) MS Exchange
10 7 (0.85%) CMS
11 6 (0.73%) Confluence
12 5 (0.61%) Tomcat
13 4 (0.49%) Exchange Server 2013
14 3 (0.37%) Sitecore CMS
15 2 (0.24%) Adobe Experience Manager
15 2 (0.24%) Documentum
15 2 (0.24%) IBM Notes
15 2 (0.24%) Skype for Business
15 2 (0.24%) WordPress
Applications
1 42 (5.12%) Microsoft Office
2 29 (3.54%) Microsoft Excel
3 21 (2.56%) Adobe Illustrator
4 18 (2.20%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 13 (1.59%) Acrobat
6 12 (1.46%) PaintShop Pro
7 9 (1.10%) Photoshop
8 8 (0.98%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 6 (0.73%) SOLIDWORKS
10 4 (0.49%) InDesign
10 4 (0.49%) InVision
10 4 (0.49%) Pipeline Pilot
11 3 (0.37%) AutoCAD
11 3 (0.37%) MS Visio
12 1 (0.12%) Microsoft Project
12 1 (0.12%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 20 (2.44%) Dynamics CRM
2 14 (1.71%) Dynamics GP
3 12 (1.46%) Dynamics AX
4 9 (1.10%) SAP Retail
5 8 (0.98%) SAP CAR
5 8 (0.98%) SAP MM
5 8 (0.98%) SAP POS DM
6 7 (0.85%) SAP CO
7 6 (0.73%) SAP FI
7 6 (0.73%) SAP FI/CO
7 6 (0.73%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 6 (0.73%) WebTrends
8 5 (0.61%) SAP ERP
9 4 (0.49%) Cognos TM1
9 4 (0.49%) Dynamics NAV
9 4 (0.49%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
9 4 (0.49%) SAP GRC
9 4 (0.49%) SAP S/4HANA
10 3 (0.37%) Oracle Applications
10 3 (0.37%) Oracle SCM
Cloud Services
1 66 (8.05%) Amazon AWS
2 40 (4.88%) SaaS
3 22 (2.68%) Amazon S3
4 20 (2.44%) Microsoft Azure
5 18 (2.20%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 12 (1.46%) Office 365
7 5 (0.61%) Google Cloud Platform
8 4 (0.49%) Google Analytics
9 3 (0.37%) Veeva
10 2 (0.24%) Adobe Creative Cloud
10 2 (0.24%) AdWords
10 2 (0.24%) Amazon EC2
10 2 (0.24%) Amazon ELB
10 2 (0.24%) AWS Lambda
10 2 (0.24%) Route 53
10 2 (0.24%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
11 1 (0.12%) Dynamics 365
11 1 (0.12%) GitHub
11 1 (0.12%) PaaS
11 1 (0.12%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 26 (3.17%) LAN
2 17 (2.07%) WAN
3 11 (1.34%) Firewall
3 11 (1.34%) TCP/IP
3 11 (1.34%) Wireless
4 10 (1.22%) Internet
4 10 (1.22%) Network Security
5 9 (1.10%) VoIP
6 8 (0.98%) VPN
7 7 (0.85%) SAN
8 5 (0.61%) Skype
9 3 (0.37%) DNS
9 3 (0.37%) HTTP
9 3 (0.37%) NAS
9 3 (0.37%) PPP
10 2 (0.24%) Broadband
10 2 (0.24%) DHCP
10 2 (0.24%) Intranet
10 2 (0.24%) Softphone
10 2 (0.24%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 115 (14.02%) SQL Server
2 47 (5.73%) NoSQL
3 38 (4.63%) Relational Database
4 34 (4.15%) MySQL
5 33 (4.02%) Big Data
6 26 (3.17%) Data Warehouse
7 23 (2.80%) Text Mining
8 20 (2.44%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 18 (2.20%) Hadoop
10 16 (1.95%) SQL Server 2008
10 16 (1.95%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 14 (1.71%) RDBMS
12 12 (1.46%) Electronic Patient Records
12 12 (1.46%) OLTP
13 11 (1.34%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 10 (1.22%) Spotfire
15 9 (1.10%) QlikView
15 9 (1.10%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 8 (0.98%) Oracle Reports
16 8 (0.98%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 60 (7.32%) TeamCity
2 34 (4.15%) Team Foundation Server
3 26 (3.17%) Git (software)
4 18 (2.20%) Visual Studio
5 16 (1.95%) NUnit
6 12 (1.46%) Talend Open Studio
7 10 (1.22%) JIRA
7 10 (1.22%) Oracle Forms
7 10 (1.22%) Rational Rhapsody
8 9 (1.10%) Jenkins
9 8 (0.98%) JConsole
9 8 (0.98%) LoadRunner
9 8 (0.98%) NeoLoad
9 8 (0.98%) The Grinder
9 8 (0.98%) VisualVM
10 7 (0.85%) Mercurial
11 5 (0.61%) Maven
12 3 (0.37%) Appcelerator Titanium
12 3 (0.37%) PHPUnit
12 3 (0.37%) Xcode
General
1 204 (24.88%) Finance
2 108 (13.17%) Retail
3 88 (10.73%) Manufacturing
4 81 (9.88%) Telecoms
5 60 (7.32%) Banking
6 56 (6.83%) Marketing
7 49 (5.98%) Law
8 15 (1.83%) Advertising
9 14 (1.71%) Back Office
9 14 (1.71%) Publishing
10 9 (1.10%) Legal
11 8 (0.98%) Automotive
11 8 (0.98%) Billing
11 8 (0.98%) Electronics
12 6 (0.73%) Financial Institution
12 6 (0.73%) Games
12 6 (0.73%) General Ledger
13 5 (0.61%) French Language
14 2 (0.24%) German Language
14 2 (0.24%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 249 (30.37%) Developer
2 94 (11.46%) Analyst
3 90 (10.98%) .NET Developer
4 65 (7.93%) Architect
5 60 (7.32%) Consultant
5 60 (7.32%) Senior Developer
6 52 (6.34%) JavaScript Developer
7 50 (6.10%) C# Developer
8 45 (5.49%) Java Developer
9 37 (4.51%) C# .NET Developer
10 35 (4.27%) Project Manager
11 34 (4.15%) Business Analyst
12 31 (3.78%) Business Intelligence Developer
13 30 (3.66%) Senior .NET Developer
14 29 (3.54%) Solutions Architect
15 28 (3.41%) Digital Developer
16 25 (3.05%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
17 24 (2.93%) Software Developer
18 23 (2.80%) Data Analyst
19 22 (2.68%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 150 (18.29%) .NET
2 99 (12.07%) HTML
3 92 (11.22%) CSS
4 60 (7.32%) AngularJS
4 60 (7.32%) ASP.NET
5 55 (6.71%) jQuery
6 51 (6.22%) ASP.NET MVC
6 51 (6.22%) Node.js
6 51 (6.22%) Web Services
7 41 (5.00%) RESTful
8 36 (4.39%) HTML5
9 35 (4.27%) LINQ
10 30 (3.66%) CSS3
11 29 (3.54%) REST
12 28 (3.41%) SOAP
12 28 (3.41%) XML
13 27 (3.29%) Aurelia
14 21 (2.56%) .NET Core
14 21 (2.56%) Elastic Stack
14 21 (2.56%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 139 (16.95%) Life Science
2 84 (10.24%) Analytical Skills
3 58 (7.07%) NHS
4 50 (6.10%) Greenfield Project
5 49 (5.98%) Management Information System
6 48 (5.85%) Computer Science
7 33 (4.02%) Driving Licence
8 30 (3.66%) User Experience
9 29 (3.54%) Algorithms
10 26 (3.17%) FMCG
11 14 (1.71%) Graphic Design
11 14 (1.71%) Mobile App
12 12 (1.46%) Biotechnology
13 10 (1.22%) PDA
14 8 (0.98%) Pharmacovigilance
15 6 (0.73%) Data Centre
16 5 (0.61%) N-Tier
16 5 (0.61%) Replication
17 4 (0.49%) EPoS
17 4 (0.49%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 66 (8.05%) Windows
2 41 (5.00%) Linux
3 26 (3.17%) Windows Server
4 22 (2.68%) Android
5 21 (2.56%) Windows Server 2012
6 20 (2.44%) Windows Server 2008
7 17 (2.07%) Apple iOS
8 16 (1.95%) Windows 7
9 11 (1.34%) Unix
10 9 (1.10%) Windows Server 2003
11 8 (0.98%) Windows XP
12 7 (0.85%) Windows 8
13 2 (0.24%) Mac OS
13 2 (0.24%) Windows 10
14 1 (0.12%) Embedded Linux
14 1 (0.12%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 183 (22.32%) Agile Software Development
2 108 (13.17%) Business Intelligence
3 84 (10.24%) Analytics
4 76 (9.27%) Project Management
5 72 (8.78%) MVC
5 72 (8.78%) Software Engineering
6 69 (8.41%) SDLC
7 68 (8.29%) Data Management
8 66 (8.05%) Web Development
9 52 (6.34%) TDD
10 50 (6.10%) Stakeholder Management
11 49 (5.98%) CRM
12 45 (5.49%) Unit Testing
13 43 (5.24%) ETL
14 42 (5.12%) Workflow
15 39 (4.76%) Scrum
16 37 (4.51%) Informatics
16 37 (4.51%) Mentoring
17 35 (4.27%) Validation
18 34 (4.15%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 200 (24.39%) JavaScript
2 155 (18.90%) SQL
3 124 (15.12%) C#
4 121 (14.76%) Java
5 34 (4.15%) T-SQL
6 32 (3.90%) Python
7 30 (3.66%) Scala
8 27 (3.29%) PHP
9 24 (2.93%) PL/SQL
9 24 (2.93%) VB.NET
10 23 (2.80%) ES6
10 23 (2.80%) VB
11 16 (1.95%) Ruby
12 15 (1.83%) Elixir
13 13 (1.59%) C++
14 12 (1.46%) R
14 12 (1.46%) VB6
15 9 (1.10%) Objective-C
16 8 (0.98%) ABAP
17 3 (0.37%) C
Qualifications
1 138 (16.83%) Degree
2 25 (3.05%) Computer Science Degree
3 8 (0.98%) PMI Certification
4 7 (0.85%) CISM
4 7 (0.85%) HND
4 7 (0.85%) ISEB
4 7 (0.85%) ITIL Certification
5 6 (0.73%) CISA
6 5 (0.61%) Cisco Certification
6 5 (0.61%) Microsoft Certification
6 5 (0.61%) PhD
7 4 (0.49%) CRISC
7 4 (0.49%) PMP
7 4 (0.49%) Postgraduate
7 4 (0.49%) SAS Certification
8 3 (0.37%) AWS Certification
8 3 (0.37%) CCNA
8 3 (0.37%) CGEIT
8 3 (0.37%) Master's Degree
8 3 (0.37%) MCT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (4.27%) QA
2 28 (3.41%) Data Quality
3 25 (3.05%) GxP
4 14 (1.71%) GMP
4 14 (1.71%) PMO
5 9 (1.10%) GAMP
6 8 (0.98%) 21 CFR Part 11
6 8 (0.98%) GDPR
6 8 (0.98%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 8 (0.98%) SLA
7 5 (0.61%) GCP
8 4 (0.49%) GLP
9 3 (0.37%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 2 (0.24%) ISO 9000
11 1 (0.12%) COBIT
11 1 (0.12%) HIPAA
System Software
1 18 (2.20%) Active Directory
2 11 (1.34%) Docker
3 10 (1.22%) VMware Infrastructure
4 9 (1.10%) vSphere
5 2 (0.24%) Hyper-V
5 2 (0.24%) Terminal Services
6 1 (0.12%) XenApp
6 1 (0.12%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 38 (4.63%) Terraform
2 23 (2.80%) Packer
3 20 (2.44%) Kibana
3 20 (2.44%) logstash
4 5 (0.61%) MOM
4 5 (0.61%) SCCM
5 4 (0.49%) RSA Archer
5 4 (0.49%) SolarWinds Orion
6 3 (0.37%) Ansible
7 2 (0.24%) FortiGate
7 2 (0.24%) SCDPM
7 2 (0.24%) SCOM
7 2 (0.24%) SCVMM
8 1 (0.12%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
8 1 (0.12%) cPanel
8 1 (0.12%) CSIRT
8 1 (0.12%) Docker Swarm
8 1 (0.12%) StackStorm
8 1 (0.12%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 1 (0.12%) TIBCO Hawk
Vendors
1 126 (15.37%) Microsoft
2 95 (11.59%) Oracle
3 59 (7.20%) SAP
4 28 (3.41%) Tableau
5 25 (3.05%) Adobe
6 19 (2.32%) Salesforce.com
7 14 (1.71%) Informatica
7 14 (1.71%) VMware
8 12 (1.46%) Talend
9 11 (1.34%) Cognos
9 11 (1.34%) Google
10 10 (1.22%) Cognizant
10 10 (1.22%) IBM
10 10 (1.22%) MicroStrategy
11 9 (1.10%) Apple
11 9 (1.10%) Cisco
11 9 (1.10%) MuleSoft
12 8 (0.98%) Dynatrace
13 6 (0.73%) Alteryx
13 6 (0.73%) Hortonworks