Period
to 22 January 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 22 January 2019 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Pharmaceutical (Pharma)
UK
6 months to
22 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 604 623 537
Rank change year-on-year +19 -86 -61
Permanent jobs citing Pharmaceutical 596 661 828
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.39% 0.38% 0.47%
As % of the General category 1.00% 0.89% 1.12%
Number of salaries quoted 386 443 572
UK median annual salary £48,455 £47,500 £52,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.01% -8.65% +1.96%
10th Percentile £28,750 £30,000 £31,250
90th Percentile £91,875 £87,500 £83,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - -5.26% -5.00%

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 59,377 74,067 73,879
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 39.10% 42.70% 42.33%
Number of salaries quoted 45,373 56,346 59,699
UK median annual salary £55,000 £51,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.80% +3.00% -
10th Percentile £30,500 £30,000 £28,750
90th Percentile £90,000 £85,000 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

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 2019.

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 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 +23 559 £50,000 - 211
UK excluding London +55 387 £45,000 - 177
London -29 185 £60,750 +1.25% 54
South East +80 160 £40,000 -17.95% 36
East of England +22 94 £50,000 +11.11% 49
North of England +32 68 £45,000 +23.52% 40
North West +58 63 £45,000 +38.46% 21
Midlands +53 39 £52,500 +5.00% 21
West Midlands +43 20 £68,500 +37.00% 9
East Midlands +33 18 £51,250 +36.67% 12
Wales +8 9 £37,500 - 8
South West +17 8 £68,500 +75.64% 11
Northern Ireland -3 6 £42,500 -5.56% 2
Yorkshire -8 4 £65,000 +52.94% 16
Scotland +4 3 - - 10
North East +4 1 - - 3

For the 6 months to 22 January 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.

1 199 (33.39%) Analytics
2 148 (24.83%) Problem-Solving
3 140 (23.49%) Life Science
4 130 (21.81%) Data Science
5 126 (21.14%) Mathematics
6 125 (20.97%) Project Management
7 120 (20.13%) Agile Software Development
8 119 (19.97%) Data Analysis
8 119 (19.97%) Algorithms
9 117 (19.63%) Java
10 107 (17.95%) Degree
10 107 (17.95%) Computer Science
11 98 (16.44%) Analytical Skills
12 93 (15.60%) JavaScript
12 93 (15.60%) Python
13 92 (15.44%) PhD
14 81 (13.59%) Software Engineering
15 75 (12.58%) Finance
16 72 (12.08%) C#
17 69 (11.58%) SQL
18 65 (10.91%) Retail
19 62 (10.40%) Machine Learning
19 62 (10.40%) Big Data
20 61 (10.23%) C
21 60 (10.07%) Business Analysis
22 59 (9.90%) C++
23 56 (9.40%) Microsoft
24 54 (9.06%) Risk Management
25 51 (8.56%) HTML
25 51 (8.56%) .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 22 (3.69%) Elasticsearch
2 21 (3.52%) Apache Spark
3 17 (2.85%) Apache
4 16 (2.68%) SharePoint
5 11 (1.85%) SAS
6 10 (1.68%) CMS
7 7 (1.17%) MS Exchange
8 5 (0.84%) NServiceBus
9 3 (0.50%) WebSphere
10 2 (0.34%) Drupal
10 2 (0.34%) Exchange Server 2010
10 2 (0.34%) Tomcat
11 1 (0.17%) Cloud Foundry
11 1 (0.17%) Confluence
11 1 (0.17%) IIS
11 1 (0.17%) JBoss
11 1 (0.17%) nginx
11 1 (0.17%) WordPress
Applications
1 37 (6.21%) Microsoft Excel
2 36 (6.04%) Microsoft Office
3 18 (3.02%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 6 (1.01%) Microsoft Project
4 6 (1.01%) Photoshop
5 5 (0.84%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 5 (0.84%) MS Visio
6 3 (0.50%) InVision
7 2 (0.34%) OmniGraffle
7 2 (0.34%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.17%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 8 (1.34%) SAP GRC
1 8 (1.34%) SAP HCM
1 8 (1.34%) SAP S/4HANA
2 5 (0.84%) SAP BPC
2 5 (0.84%) SAP GTS
2 5 (0.84%) SAP MDG
3 3 (0.50%) Oracle EBS R12
3 3 (0.50%) Oracle ERP
3 3 (0.50%) SAP PP
3 3 (0.50%) SAP WM
4 2 (0.34%) Cognos Controller
4 2 (0.34%) Cognos TM1
4 2 (0.34%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (0.34%) Oracle General Ledger
4 2 (0.34%) SAP MII
4 2 (0.34%) SAP MM
4 2 (0.34%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 2 (0.34%) SAP QM
4 2 (0.34%) SAP SCM
4 2 (0.34%) TrackWise
Cloud Services
1 45 (7.55%) Amazon AWS
2 16 (2.68%) Office 365
3 15 (2.52%) SaaS
4 12 (2.01%) Cloud Computing
5 8 (1.34%) SuccessFactors
6 6 (1.01%) Google Cloud Platform
6 6 (1.01%) Microsoft Azure
6 6 (1.01%) PaaS
7 3 (0.50%) Adobe Analytics
7 3 (0.50%) Amazon S3
7 3 (0.50%) AWS CloudFormation
7 3 (0.50%) Datadog
7 3 (0.50%) Google Analytics
8 2 (0.34%) Amazon EC2
8 2 (0.34%) Amazon EMR
8 2 (0.34%) Amazon SQS
8 2 (0.34%) SAP Leonardo
8 2 (0.34%) Veeva
9 1 (0.17%) Dynamics 365
9 1 (0.17%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 8 (1.34%) Network Security
2 7 (1.17%) HTTP
3 6 (1.01%) Bluetooth
3 6 (1.01%) Unified Communications
4 5 (0.84%) Internet
5 3 (0.50%) DHCP
5 3 (0.50%) DNS
5 3 (0.50%) Firewall
5 3 (0.50%) TCP/IP
6 2 (0.34%) IPsec
6 2 (0.34%) PBX
6 2 (0.34%) Remote Desktop
6 2 (0.34%) SSL
6 2 (0.34%) VoIP
6 2 (0.34%) Wireless
7 1 (0.17%) 3G
7 1 (0.17%) LAN
7 1 (0.17%) WAN
7 1 (0.17%) Wi-Fi
7 1 (0.17%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 62 (10.40%) Big Data
2 28 (4.70%) SQL Server
3 23 (3.86%) MySQL
4 20 (3.36%) NoSQL
5 18 (3.02%) PostgreSQL
6 17 (2.85%) Power BI
7 16 (2.68%) Data Warehouse
8 15 (2.52%) Relational Database
9 14 (2.35%) Hadoop
10 12 (2.01%) Amazon Redshift
10 12 (2.01%) MongoDB
11 10 (1.68%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 9 (1.51%) Apache Hive
13 8 (1.34%) Apache Cassandra
13 8 (1.34%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 7 (1.17%) Data Lake
14 7 (1.17%) HBase
14 7 (1.17%) Impala
14 7 (1.17%) QlikView
15 6 (1.01%) Qlik Sense
Development Applications
1 34 (5.70%) Git (software)
2 18 (3.02%) Jenkins
3 9 (1.51%) JIRA
3 9 (1.51%) JUnit
4 8 (1.34%) Selenium
4 8 (1.34%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 5 (0.84%) Dreamweaver
5 5 (0.84%) Protractor
5 5 (0.84%) Subversion
6 4 (0.67%) Grunt
6 4 (0.67%) Visual Studio
7 3 (0.50%) git-flow
7 3 (0.50%) gulp
7 3 (0.50%) Mocha
7 3 (0.50%) Xcode
8 2 (0.34%) Axure RP
8 2 (0.34%) Balsamiq Mockups
8 2 (0.34%) NetBeans
8 2 (0.34%) Visual Studio Code
9 1 (0.17%) Hudson
General
1 75 (12.58%) Finance
2 65 (10.91%) Retail
3 49 (8.22%) Manufacturing
4 27 (4.53%) Publishing
5 24 (4.03%) Marketing
6 13 (2.18%) Telecoms
7 9 (1.51%) Electronics
8 7 (1.17%) Automotive
8 7 (1.17%) Games
9 6 (1.01%) Legal
10 5 (0.84%) Law
11 4 (0.67%) German Language
12 3 (0.50%) Advertising
12 3 (0.50%) Aerospace
13 2 (0.34%) Front Office
13 2 (0.34%) General Ledger
14 1 (0.17%) Back Office
14 1 (0.17%) Billing
14 1 (0.17%) French Language
Job Titles
1 133 (22.32%) Developer
2 77 (12.92%) Analyst
3 66 (11.07%) Project Manager
4 61 (10.23%) Consultant
5 47 (7.89%) Software Developer
6 35 (5.87%) Software Project Manager
7 30 (5.03%) Data Scientist
8 29 (4.87%) Architect
9 27 (4.53%) Business Analyst
10 26 (4.36%) Senior Developer
11 25 (4.19%) Support Manager
12 24 (4.03%) Software Manager
13 22 (3.69%) JavaScript Developer
14 20 (3.36%) Solutions Architect
15 19 (3.19%) IT Manager
15 19 (3.19%) Software Test Engineer
15 19 (3.19%) Test Engineer
16 18 (3.02%) Analytics Manager
16 18 (3.02%) Programmer
17 16 (2.68%) Data Analytics Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 51 (8.56%) .NET
1 51 (8.56%) HTML
2 50 (8.39%) CSS
3 46 (7.72%) React
4 37 (6.21%) AngularJS
5 29 (4.87%) Web Services
6 23 (3.86%) ASP.NET
7 22 (3.69%) Node.js
8 21 (3.52%) Spring
9 20 (3.36%) jQuery
9 20 (3.36%) Redux
10 14 (2.35%) HTML5
11 13 (2.18%) TensorFlow
12 12 (2.01%) Django
12 12 (2.01%) Kafka
12 12 (2.01%) RESTful
13 11 (1.85%) Pandas
14 10 (1.68%) Akka
14 10 (1.68%) Natural Language Processing
15 9 (1.51%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 140 (23.49%) Life Science
2 119 (19.97%) Algorithms
3 98 (16.44%) Analytical Skills
4 39 (6.54%) Management Information System
5 37 (6.21%) NHS
6 32 (5.37%) FMCG
7 26 (4.36%) Data Centre
7 26 (4.36%) Self-Motivation
8 20 (3.36%) User Experience
9 19 (3.19%) PMI
10 16 (2.68%) Mobile App
11 14 (2.35%) Data Structures
11 14 (2.35%) Greenfield Project
12 11 (1.85%) Biotechnology
12 11 (1.85%) e-Learning
12 11 (1.85%) Enterprise Software
13 10 (1.68%) Pharmacovigilance
14 9 (1.51%) Virtual Team
15 8 (1.34%) SCORM
16 6 (1.01%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 28 (4.70%) Linux
2 22 (3.69%) Windows
3 14 (2.35%) Apple iOS
4 11 (1.85%) Android
5 10 (1.68%) Unix
6 9 (1.51%) Windows Server
7 3 (0.50%) Windows 7
7 3 (0.50%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (0.34%) CentOS
8 2 (0.34%) Debian
8 2 (0.34%) Ubuntu
8 2 (0.34%) Windows 10
8 2 (0.34%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (0.34%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 199 (33.39%) Analytics
2 148 (24.83%) Problem-Solving
3 130 (21.81%) Data Science
4 126 (21.14%) Mathematics
5 125 (20.97%) Project Management
6 120 (20.13%) Agile Software Development
7 119 (19.97%) Data Analysis
8 107 (17.95%) Computer Science
9 81 (13.59%) Software Engineering
10 62 (10.40%) Machine Learning
11 60 (10.07%) Business Analysis
12 54 (9.06%) Risk Management
13 46 (7.72%) TDD
14 45 (7.55%) Stakeholder Management
14 45 (7.55%) Test Automation
14 45 (7.55%) Visualisation
15 43 (7.21%) SDLC
16 42 (7.05%) Data Management
17 40 (6.71%) Line Management
17 40 (6.71%) Presales
Programming Languages
1 117 (19.63%) Java
2 93 (15.60%) JavaScript
2 93 (15.60%) Python
3 72 (12.08%) C#
4 69 (11.58%) SQL
5 61 (10.23%) C
6 59 (9.90%) C++
7 46 (7.72%) R
8 44 (7.38%) MATLAB
9 29 (4.87%) Scala
10 12 (2.01%) PHP
11 9 (1.51%) Ruby
12 8 (1.34%) VB.NET
13 7 (1.17%) TypeScript
14 6 (1.01%) Bash Shell
14 6 (1.01%) Java 8
14 6 (1.01%) Shell Script
15 5 (0.84%) VBA
16 4 (0.67%) Objective-C
16 4 (0.67%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 107 (17.95%) Degree
2 92 (15.44%) PhD
3 23 (3.86%) PMI Certification
4 20 (3.36%) CCIE
4 20 (3.36%) Cisco Certification
5 16 (2.68%) ISTQB
6 14 (2.35%) Computer Science Degree
7 11 (1.85%) Master's Degree
8 9 (1.51%) Microsoft Certification
9 8 (1.34%) ITIL Certification
10 7 (1.17%) MCSD
11 5 (0.84%) Numerate Degree
11 5 (0.84%) SAP Certification
11 5 (0.84%) Security Cleared
12 4 (0.67%) PMP
13 3 (0.50%) CISM
13 3 (0.50%) CISSP
13 3 (0.50%) DV Cleared
13 3 (0.50%) ISEB
13 3 (0.50%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (4.36%) GxP
1 26 (4.36%) QA
2 19 (3.19%) GDPR
3 18 (3.02%) PMO
4 17 (2.85%) Data Quality
4 17 (2.85%) GAMP
5 10 (1.68%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 9 (1.51%) 21 CFR Part 11
7 7 (1.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 5 (0.84%) GMP
9 3 (0.50%) NIST 800
9 3 (0.50%) PCI DSS
10 2 (0.34%) Cyber Essentials
10 2 (0.34%) FIPS 140-2
10 2 (0.34%) HL7
10 2 (0.34%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 2 (0.34%) SSAE 16
10 2 (0.34%) WAI
11 1 (0.17%) CDISC
11 1 (0.17%) GLP
System Software
1 18 (3.02%) Docker
1 18 (3.02%) VMware Infrastructure
2 12 (2.01%) Active Directory
3 7 (1.17%) HDFS
4 5 (0.84%) Firmware
5 2 (0.34%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.17%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.17%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 8 (1.34%) Kubernetes
2 7 (1.17%) SCCM
3 6 (1.01%) WSUS
4 5 (0.84%) Kibana
4 5 (0.84%) Terraform
5 3 (0.50%) Opscode Chef
5 3 (0.50%) Puppet
6 2 (0.34%) McAfee ePO
7 1 (0.17%) Ansible
7 1 (0.17%) MOM
7 1 (0.17%) vCenter Server
7 1 (0.17%) Wonderware InTouch
Vendors
1 56 (9.40%) Microsoft
2 36 (6.04%) SAP
3 21 (3.52%) Tableau
4 18 (3.02%) VMware
5 17 (2.85%) Cisco
5 17 (2.85%) Dell
5 17 (2.85%) EMC
5 17 (2.85%) F5
5 17 (2.85%) NetApp
5 17 (2.85%) Splunk
6 13 (2.18%) Google
6 13 (2.18%) Oracle
7 10 (1.68%) Adobe
8 8 (1.34%) IBM
9 7 (1.17%) Cloudera
9 7 (1.17%) Hortonworks
9 7 (1.17%) MapR
9 7 (1.17%) Salesforce.com
10 6 (1.01%) Ariba
10 6 (1.01%) MicroStrategy