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to

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 May 2022 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Pharmaceutical (Pharma)
UK
6 months to
23 May 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 251 254 526
Rank change year-on-year +3 +272 +71
Permanent jobs citing Pharmaceutical 2,551 1,200 425
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 1.57% 1.31% 0.46%
As % of the General category 2.42% 2.39% 0.83%
Number of salaries quoted 408 299 273
10th Percentile £37,500 £31,250 £28,850
25th Percentile £47,500 £41,250 £36,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £52,500 £47,500
Median % change year-on-year +14.29% +10.53% -5.00%
75th Percentile £75,000 £76,250 £75,000
90th Percentile £87,500 £82,500 £95,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £53,000 £50,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +6.00% +17.65% -15.00%

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 105,220 50,239 51,045
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 64.56% 54.69% 54.93%
Number of salaries quoted 50,818 35,326 39,429
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,250 £30,000
25th Percentile £42,500 £41,250 £40,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year +9.09% - +4.76%
75th Percentile £79,713 £77,500 £75,000
90th Percentile £97,500 £95,000 £93,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%

Pharmaceutical
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Pharmaceutical as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Pharmaceutical in the UK

Pharmaceutical
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Pharmaceutical.

Salary trend for Pharmaceutical in the UK

Pharmaceutical
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing Pharmaceutical over the 6 months to 23 May 2022.

Salary histogram for Pharmaceutical in the UK

Pharmaceutical
Top 17 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 May 2022. 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
Jobs
England +14 1,873 £60,000 +14.29% 250
UK excluding London +27 1,138 £53,000 +6.00% 187
Work from Home -80 823 £62,500 +4.17% 74
London +43 802 £65,000 -7.14% 76
East of England +16 454 £53,000 +6.00% 37
South East -89 249 £62,500 +4.17% 40
North of England +46 234 £40,000 -11.11% 46
North West -15 136 £42,500 -10.53% 32
Yorkshire +32 86 £40,000 +23.08% 9
South West -6 55 £50,000 +17.65% 26
Midlands -54 49 £57,500 +40.24% 24
Scotland -38 45 £35,075 -26.54% 9
East Midlands -16 34 - - 13
Wales -20 34 £75,000 +87.50% 6
Northern Ireland - 27 £45,000 -
West Midlands -42 15 £57,500 +29.21% 11
North East -5 12 £45,000 - 5

For the 6 months to 23 May 2022, 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 1,074 (42.10%) Degree
2 790 (30.97%) Social Skills
3 627 (24.58%) Agile
4 612 (23.99%) Computer Science
5 590 (23.13%) Life Science
6 481 (18.86%) Biotechnology
7 442 (17.33%) Project Management
8 420 (16.46%) SAS
9 406 (15.92%) Data Science
10 385 (15.09%) Analytical Skills
11 379 (14.86%) Data Management
12 376 (14.74%) Analytics
13 370 (14.50%) Problem-Solving
14 354 (13.88%) Validation
15 332 (13.01%) Mathematics
16 331 (12.98%) Finance
16 331 (12.98%) Statistics
17 319 (12.50%) Python
18 317 (12.43%) SQL
19 314 (12.31%) Mentoring
20 290 (11.37%) AWS
21 278 (10.90%) JavaScript
22 261 (10.23%) Computer Science Degree
23 255 (10.00%) Software Engineering
24 245 (9.60%) Decision-Making
25 239 (9.37%) DevOps
26 238 (9.33%) CDISC
27 226 (8.86%) QA
27 226 (8.86%) R
28 225 (8.82%) Microsoft

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
1 420 (16.46%) SAS
2 83 (3.25%) SharePoint
3 53 (2.08%) Apache Spark
4 39 (1.53%) Documentum
5 38 (1.49%) Confluence
6 27 (1.06%) Elasticsearch
7 25 (0.98%) CMS
8 19 (0.74%) OpenStack
9 17 (0.67%) Jupyter
10 12 (0.47%) Apache
10 12 (0.47%) Apache Airflow
11 11 (0.43%) Apache Solr
12 10 (0.39%) IIS
13 8 (0.31%) Drupal
14 6 (0.24%) WordPress
15 4 (0.16%) Skype for Business
15 4 (0.16%) ThingWorx
16 3 (0.12%) Oracle SOA Suite
16 3 (0.12%) Sitecore CMS
16 3 (0.12%) WinCC
Applications
1 116 (4.55%) Microsoft Excel
2 89 (3.49%) Microsoft Office
3 85 (3.33%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 50 (1.96%) Microsoft Project
5 28 (1.10%) MS Visio
6 15 (0.59%) Photoshop
6 15 (0.59%) SPSS
7 13 (0.51%) Adobe Illustrator
8 12 (0.47%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 12 (0.47%) Pipeline Pilot
9 9 (0.35%) InDesign
9 9 (0.35%) Spreadsheet
10 6 (0.24%) Acrobat
10 6 (0.24%) Sketch
11 4 (0.16%) Adobe After Effects
11 4 (0.16%) Windchill
11 4 (0.16%) Zeplin
12 3 (0.12%) CINEMA 4D
13 2 (0.078%) Adobe XD
13 2 (0.078%) EPLAN
Business Applications
1 42 (1.65%) TrackWise
2 18 (0.71%) SAP S/4HANA
3 12 (0.47%) SAP MDG
4 10 (0.39%) SAP ERP
5 6 (0.24%) BambooHR
6 5 (0.20%) Dynamics CRM
6 5 (0.20%) Sprinklr
7 4 (0.16%) SAP MDM
8 3 (0.12%) NetSuite
8 3 (0.12%) Salesforce.com CRM
8 3 (0.12%) SAP SCM
9 2 (0.078%) Adobe Campaign
10 1 (0.039%) Dynamics AX
10 1 (0.039%) Magento
10 1 (0.039%) Primavera
10 1 (0.039%) SAP CRM
10 1 (0.039%) SAP ICH
10 1 (0.039%) SAP LE
10 1 (0.039%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 290 (11.37%) AWS
2 149 (5.84%) SaaS
3 148 (5.80%) Azure
4 131 (5.14%) GCP
5 122 (4.78%) Veeva
6 116 (4.55%) GitHub
7 84 (3.29%) Microsoft 365
8 54 (2.12%) Cloudflare
8 54 (2.12%) Heroku
9 53 (2.08%) Cloud Computing
10 52 (2.04%) Serverless
11 44 (1.72%) Power Platform
12 40 (1.57%) PaaS
13 38 (1.49%) Amazon ECS
13 38 (1.49%) AWS Fargate
14 31 (1.22%) AWS Lambda
15 24 (0.94%) Dropbox
15 24 (0.94%) Slack
16 23 (0.90%) Google Analytics
17 18 (0.71%) Datadog
Communications & Networking
1 30 (1.18%) Network Security
2 27 (1.06%) Firewall
3 23 (0.90%) Bluetooth
4 15 (0.59%) HTTP
5 14 (0.55%) VoIP
6 12 (0.47%) DNS
6 12 (0.47%) LAN
7 10 (0.39%) DHCP
8 9 (0.35%) TCP/IP
8 9 (0.35%) VPN
8 9 (0.35%) WAN
8 9 (0.35%) Wireless
8 9 (0.35%) WLAN
9 8 (0.31%) SD-WAN
10 5 (0.20%) Cisco ASA
10 5 (0.20%) InfiniBand
10 5 (0.20%) Remote Desktop
11 4 (0.16%) Skype
12 3 (0.12%) 4G
12 3 (0.12%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 141 (5.53%) MySQL
2 117 (4.59%) Big Data
3 88 (3.45%) PostgreSQL
4 74 (2.90%) Tableau
5 69 (2.70%) Spotfire
5 69 (2.70%) SQL Server
6 64 (2.51%) Data Warehouse
7 62 (2.43%) Relational Database
8 60 (2.35%) Redis
9 53 (2.08%) Metadata
10 42 (1.65%) Power BI
11 37 (1.45%) BigQuery
12 34 (1.33%) Looker
13 31 (1.22%) Amazon Aurora
14 28 (1.10%) Data Mining
14 28 (1.10%) Electronic Patient Records
15 26 (1.02%) NoSQL
16 24 (0.94%) Base SAS
17 21 (0.82%) Data Mart
18 20 (0.78%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 189 (7.41%) JIRA
2 152 (5.96%) Git (software)
3 75 (2.94%) webpack
4 62 (2.43%) Cypress.io
5 54 (2.12%) CircleCI
5 54 (2.12%) RSpec
6 21 (0.82%) Babel
6 21 (0.82%) PostCSS
6 21 (0.82%) RStudio
7 20 (0.78%) Selenium
8 19 (0.74%) Axure RP
8 19 (0.74%) Jenkins
9 18 (0.71%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 18 (0.71%) Cucumber
10 15 (0.59%) Maven
10 15 (0.59%) Toad
11 12 (0.47%) Subversion
12 11 (0.43%) Oracle Forms
13 10 (0.39%) Visual Studio
14 8 (0.31%) JUnit
General
1 790 (30.97%) Social Skills
2 385 (15.09%) Analytical Skills
3 331 (12.98%) Finance
4 218 (8.55%) Manufacturing
5 198 (7.76%) Marketing
6 113 (4.43%) Legal
7 97 (3.80%) Law
8 87 (3.41%) Wearables
9 78 (3.06%) Influencing Skills
10 70 (2.74%) Games
11 67 (2.63%) Presentation Skills
12 65 (2.55%) Organisational Skills
13 60 (2.35%) Publishing
14 55 (2.16%) German Language
15 52 (2.04%) French Language
16 50 (1.96%) Spanish Language
17 48 (1.88%) Italian Language
17 48 (1.88%) Telecoms
18 37 (1.45%) Retail
19 27 (1.06%) Inclusion and Diversity
Job Titles
1 329 (12.90%) Programmer
2 253 (9.92%) Developer
3 207 (8.11%) Statistical Programmer
4 194 (7.60%) Analyst
5 173 (6.78%) Senior Manager
6 159 (6.23%) Software Engineer
7 153 (6.00%) Project Manager
8 134 (5.25%) Senior Programmer
9 110 (4.31%) Data Manager
10 100 (3.92%) Consultant
11 91 (3.57%) Senior Developer
12 85 (3.33%) Senior Software Engineer
13 81 (3.18%) Architect
14 63 (2.47%) Senior Statistical Programmer
15 62 (2.43%) Implementation Consultant
16 59 (2.31%) Senior Project Manager
17 56 (2.20%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
18 55 (2.16%) Senior Analyst
19 52 (2.04%) Designer
20 48 (1.88%) DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 173 (6.78%) React
2 169 (6.62%) Node.js
3 157 (6.15%) Vue.js
4 139 (5.45%) CSS
5 137 (5.37%) HTML
6 103 (4.04%) Sass
7 97 (3.80%) GraphQL
8 92 (3.61%) REST
9 89 (3.49%) .NET
10 86 (3.37%) XML
11 84 (3.29%) Vuex
12 79 (3.10%) Django
13 69 (2.70%) Jest
14 62 (2.43%) AngularJS
15 58 (2.27%) Nuxt
16 55 (2.16%) Laravel
16 55 (2.16%) Ruby on Rails
17 54 (2.12%) Memcached
18 50 (1.96%) Redux
19 49 (1.92%) Shiny
Miscellaneous
1 590 (23.13%) Life Science
2 481 (18.86%) Biotechnology
3 187 (7.33%) Management Information System
4 164 (6.43%) User Experience
5 116 (4.55%) Pharmacovigilance
6 108 (4.23%) Social Media
7 92 (3.61%) Virtual Team
8 91 (3.57%) Enterprise Software
9 78 (3.06%) NHS
10 73 (2.86%) Algorithms
11 62 (2.43%) Self-Motivation
12 54 (2.12%) Data Structures
13 53 (2.08%) Mobile App
14 35 (1.37%) Cloud Native
15 30 (1.18%) Hybrid Cloud
15 30 (1.18%) LIMS
16 28 (1.10%) PMI
17 27 (1.06%) Driving Licence
18 23 (0.90%) Data Centre
19 20 (0.78%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 106 (4.16%) Windows
2 99 (3.88%) Linux
3 60 (2.35%) Android
4 55 (2.16%) Apple iOS
5 40 (1.57%) Unix
6 26 (1.02%) Windows Server
7 25 (0.98%) Windows 10
8 15 (0.59%) Solaris
9 7 (0.27%) Mac OS
10 4 (0.16%) FreeBSD
11 2 (0.078%) VMS
12 1 (0.039%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 627 (24.58%) Agile
2 612 (23.99%) Computer Science
3 442 (17.33%) Project Management
4 406 (15.92%) Data Science
5 379 (14.86%) Data Management
6 376 (14.74%) Analytics
7 370 (14.50%) Problem-Solving
8 354 (13.88%) Validation
9 332 (13.01%) Mathematics
10 331 (12.98%) Statistics
11 314 (12.31%) Mentoring
12 255 (10.00%) Software Engineering
13 245 (9.60%) Decision-Making
14 239 (9.37%) DevOps
15 200 (7.84%) Continuous Improvement
16 190 (7.45%) Data Analysis
17 188 (7.37%) Artificial Intelligence
18 186 (7.29%) Biostatistics
19 184 (7.21%) Machine Learning
20 173 (6.78%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 319 (12.50%) Python
2 317 (12.43%) SQL
3 278 (10.90%) JavaScript
4 226 (8.86%) R
5 176 (6.90%) Java
6 155 (6.08%) TypeScript
7 135 (5.29%) C#
8 84 (3.29%) ES6
9 83 (3.25%) PHP
10 76 (2.98%) Ruby
11 73 (2.86%) Go
12 51 (2.00%) SAS Macro
13 48 (1.88%) PL/SQL
14 44 (1.72%) C
15 38 (1.49%) Kotlin
16 36 (1.41%) Bash
17 35 (1.37%) PowerShell
18 28 (1.10%) Scala
19 27 (1.06%) C++
20 21 (0.82%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 1,074 (42.10%) Degree
2 261 (10.23%) Computer Science Degree
3 163 (6.39%) Master's Degree
4 153 (6.00%) PhD
5 76 (2.98%) PMI Certification
6 63 (2.47%) Numerate Degree
7 48 (1.88%) PMP
8 31 (1.22%) Cisco Certification
9 28 (1.10%) Microsoft Certification
10 27 (1.06%) MCSE
11 23 (0.90%) APMP
12 21 (0.82%) CCNP
13 20 (0.78%) CISSP
14 18 (0.71%) Security Cleared
14 18 (0.71%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 14 (0.55%) ITIL Certification
16 13 (0.51%) CISM
16 13 (0.51%) MCSA
16 13 (0.51%) SC Cleared
17 12 (0.47%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 238 (9.33%) CDISC
2 226 (8.86%) QA
3 129 (5.06%) Good Clinical Practice
4 114 (4.47%) GMP
5 97 (3.80%) GxP
6 72 (2.82%) GLP
7 70 (2.74%) Data Quality
8 53 (2.08%) Accessibility
9 32 (1.25%) SLA
10 28 (1.10%) COBIT
11 26 (1.02%) 21 CFR Part 11
11 26 (1.02%) PMO
12 22 (0.86%) GDPR
13 20 (0.78%) Sarbanes-Oxley
14 19 (0.74%) GAMP
15 12 (0.47%) HIPAA
15 12 (0.47%) ISO 9001
16 10 (0.39%) WAI
17 8 (0.31%) HL7
17 8 (0.31%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 91 (3.57%) Docker
2 75 (2.94%) Active Directory
3 31 (1.22%) VMware Infrastructure
4 20 (0.78%) Virtual Machines
5 15 (0.59%) Oracle Clusterware
5 15 (0.59%) Oracle RAC
6 7 (0.27%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 7 (0.27%) Virtual Desktop
6 7 (0.27%) Virtual Servers
7 6 (0.24%) vSphere
8 5 (0.20%) Slurm Workload Manager
9 2 (0.078%) Hyper-V
10 1 (0.039%) BitLocker
10 1 (0.039%) KVM
10 1 (0.039%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 112 (4.39%) Kubernetes
2 38 (1.49%) Terraform
3 22 (0.86%) Single Sign-On
4 15 (0.59%) Data Guard
4 15 (0.59%) NetBackup
4 15 (0.59%) Oracle RMAN
4 15 (0.59%) Oracle ZFS
4 15 (0.59%) Prometheus
5 10 (0.39%) SCCM
5 10 (0.39%) WMI
6 8 (0.31%) Opscode Chef
7 4 (0.16%) Ansible
7 4 (0.16%) Consul
7 4 (0.16%) Microsoft Intune
7 4 (0.16%) Puppet
8 3 (0.12%) Backup Exec
8 3 (0.12%) MOM
9 2 (0.078%) Docker Swarm
9 2 (0.078%) Mesos
9 2 (0.078%) MIIS
Vendors
1 225 (8.82%) Microsoft
2 137 (5.37%) SAP
3 129 (5.06%) Oracle
4 121 (4.74%) Google
5 111 (4.35%) Facebook
6 76 (2.98%) Salesforce.com
7 68 (2.67%) New Relic
8 58 (2.27%) Apple
9 45 (1.76%) Adobe
9 45 (1.76%) VMware
10 42 (1.65%) accuRx
11 41 (1.61%) Workday
12 39 (1.53%) OpenText
13 30 (1.18%) NetApp
14 25 (0.98%) Spotify
15 24 (0.94%) BEA
15 24 (0.94%) CrowdStrike
16 23 (0.90%) Sun
17 21 (0.82%) Cisco
17 21 (0.82%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud