Period
to 29 July 2021

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 29 July 2021 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Pharmaceutical (Pharma)
UK
6 months to
29 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 230 485 599
Rank change year-on-year +255 +114 +72
Permanent jobs citing Pharmaceutical 1,687 327 622
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 1.49% 0.47% 0.43%
As % of the General category 2.63% 0.88% 0.77%
Number of salaries quoted 372 229 472
10th Percentile £32,500 £30,000 £27,500
25th Percentile £42,438 £38,750 £36,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year - +10.00% -9.09%
75th Percentile £75,000 £80,000 £68,750
90th Percentile £82,400 £95,000 £90,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £42,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +17.65% -15.00% +11.11%

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 64,063 36,967 81,108
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 56.74% 53.57% 56.32%
Number of salaries quoted 40,480 28,863 61,769
10th Percentile £31,250 £31,250 £28,500
25th Percentile £41,250 £41,250 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £56,500 £55,000 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year +2.73% +4.76% +5.00%
75th Percentile £77,500 £75,000 £72,500
90th Percentile £95,000 £95,000 £87,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +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 29 July 2021.

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 29 July 2021. 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 +208 1,181 £55,000 -4.35% 249
UK excluding London +183 782 £50,000 +17.65% 177
Work from Home +50 433 £53,750 -14.00% 55
London +92 411 £65,000 -13.33% 83
East of England +117 296 £50,000 +11.11% 37
South East +58 238 £60,000 +20.00% 46
North of England +16 101 £46,250 +15.63% 43
North West +6 76 £47,500 +15.15% 32
South West -55 50 £42,500 - 14
Midlands -48 48 £50,000 - 24
Scotland -56 30 £41,500 +3.75% 9
East Midlands -31 27 £42,750 - 11
Yorkshire -49 22 £32,500 -13.33% 5
West Midlands -47 21 £55,000 - 13
Wales - 18 £40,000 - 4
North East -21 3 - - 6
Northern Ireland -46 1 £50,000 +11.11% 1

For the 6 months to 29 July 2021, 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.

1 770 (45.64%) Degree
2 665 (39.42%) Social Skills
3 577 (34.20%) Life Science
4 410 (24.30%) Agile Software Development
5 398 (23.59%) Data Management
6 392 (23.24%) Computer Science
7 356 (21.10%) Project Management
8 323 (19.15%) SAS
9 270 (16.00%) Validation
10 267 (15.83%) Analytics
11 257 (15.23%) Mathematics
12 256 (15.17%) Statistics
13 254 (15.06%) Problem-Solving
14 221 (13.10%) Analytical Skills
15 220 (13.04%) CDISC
16 207 (12.27%) Biotechnology
17 187 (11.08%) Mentoring
18 185 (10.97%) Marketing
18 185 (10.97%) Microsoft
19 178 (10.55%) SQL
20 175 (10.37%) Finance
21 172 (10.20%) Python
22 169 (10.02%) Data Science
23 153 (9.07%) Biostatistics
24 146 (8.65%) Data Analysis
25 143 (8.48%) Clinical Data Management
26 138 (8.18%) Manufacturing
27 133 (7.88%) Software Engineering
27 133 (7.88%) Visualisation
28 132 (7.82%) Management Information System

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
1 323 (19.15%) SAS
2 68 (4.03%) CMS
3 67 (3.97%) SharePoint
4 36 (2.13%) Documentum
5 21 (1.24%) WordPress
6 15 (0.89%) IIS
7 12 (0.71%) Confluence
8 11 (0.65%) Drupal
8 11 (0.65%) Headless CMS
9 9 (0.53%) Apache Spark
10 7 (0.41%) Elasticsearch
10 7 (0.41%) Joomla!
10 7 (0.41%) Sitecore CMS
10 7 (0.41%) Umbraco
11 6 (0.36%) MS Exchange
12 3 (0.18%) Ethereum
12 3 (0.18%) SugarCRM
13 2 (0.12%) OpenStack
13 2 (0.12%) WinCC
14 1 (0.059%) Cloud Foundry
Applications
1 103 (6.11%) Microsoft Office
2 79 (4.68%) Microsoft Excel
3 42 (2.49%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 32 (1.90%) Microsoft Project
5 16 (0.95%) Spreadsheet
6 13 (0.77%) MS Visio
7 9 (0.53%) Figma
7 9 (0.53%) SPSS
8 8 (0.47%) Sketch
9 6 (0.36%) Adobe XD
10 4 (0.24%) Chatbot
11 3 (0.18%) InVision
12 2 (0.12%) Adobe Illustrator
12 2 (0.12%) InDesign
12 2 (0.12%) Photoshop
13 1 (0.059%) OmniGraffle
13 1 (0.059%) Zeplin
Business Applications
1 21 (1.24%) TrackWise
2 16 (0.95%) Oracle Clinical
3 13 (0.77%) SAP S/4HANA
4 12 (0.71%) BambooHR
5 6 (0.36%) Sage 200
6 4 (0.24%) Dynamics CRM
6 4 (0.24%) Dynamics NAV
6 4 (0.24%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 4 (0.24%) SAP IBP
6 4 (0.24%) SAP SD
7 3 (0.18%) Primavera
7 3 (0.18%) Sage 1000
7 3 (0.18%) SAP HR
7 3 (0.18%) SAP MM
7 3 (0.18%) SAP PM
7 3 (0.18%) SAP PS
7 3 (0.18%) WebTrends
8 2 (0.12%) SAP ERP
8 2 (0.12%) SAP PP
8 2 (0.12%) SAP QM
Cloud Services
1 126 (7.47%) Azure
2 110 (6.52%) SaaS
3 108 (6.40%) AWS
4 92 (5.45%) Veeva
5 48 (2.85%) Power Platform
6 37 (2.19%) Microsoft 365
7 33 (1.96%) GCP
8 18 (1.07%) Serverless
9 16 (0.95%) Azure Service Bus
10 15 (0.89%) PaaS
11 14 (0.83%) GitHub
12 10 (0.59%) Cloud Computing
12 10 (0.59%) Cloudflare
13 9 (0.53%) Dynamics 365
13 9 (0.53%) Google Analytics
13 9 (0.53%) Heroku
14 8 (0.47%) AWS Lambda
14 8 (0.47%) IaaS
15 7 (0.41%) AWS CloudFormation
15 7 (0.41%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 11 (0.65%) Firewall
1 11 (0.65%) TCP/IP
1 11 (0.65%) VPN
2 8 (0.47%) DNS
2 8 (0.47%) FTP
2 8 (0.47%) SSL
2 8 (0.47%) VoIP
3 7 (0.41%) IPsec
4 6 (0.36%) DHCP
4 6 (0.36%) VLAN
5 5 (0.30%) Intranet
6 4 (0.24%) Internet
6 4 (0.24%) RFID
7 3 (0.18%) Network Security
8 2 (0.12%) LAN
8 2 (0.12%) SMS
8 2 (0.12%) Unified Communications
8 2 (0.12%) Wi-Fi
9 1 (0.059%) HTTPS
9 1 (0.059%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 64 (3.79%) Metadata
2 56 (3.32%) MySQL
2 56 (3.32%) SQL Server
3 53 (3.14%) Base SAS
4 48 (2.85%) Power BI
5 47 (2.79%) Relational Database
6 45 (2.67%) Tableau
7 31 (1.84%) PostgreSQL
7 31 (1.84%) Spotfire
8 26 (1.54%) Electronic Patient Records
9 25 (1.48%) NoSQL
10 24 (1.42%) Data Warehouse
11 22 (1.30%) Hadoop
12 20 (1.19%) RDBMS
13 16 (0.95%) Big Data
14 14 (0.83%) OLTP
15 10 (0.59%) BusinessObjects
15 10 (0.59%) Data Lake
16 9 (0.53%) Redis
17 8 (0.47%) GIS
Development Applications
1 70 (4.15%) JIRA
2 37 (2.19%) Git (software)
3 26 (1.54%) webpack
4 19 (1.13%) Axure RP
5 16 (0.95%) Team Foundation Server
6 14 (0.83%) Oracle Forms
7 13 (0.77%) Cypress.io
7 13 (0.77%) Visual Studio
8 12 (0.71%) Mocha
9 10 (0.59%) Cucumber
10 9 (0.53%) CircleCI
10 9 (0.53%) RSpec
10 9 (0.53%) Selenium
11 8 (0.47%) Jenkins
12 5 (0.30%) Maven
12 5 (0.30%) TestRail
13 4 (0.24%) Babel
13 4 (0.24%) PostCSS
14 3 (0.18%) Jasmine
14 3 (0.18%) TeamCity
General
1 665 (39.42%) Social Skills
2 221 (13.10%) Analytical Skills
3 185 (10.97%) Marketing
4 175 (10.37%) Finance
5 138 (8.18%) Manufacturing
6 90 (5.33%) Influencing Skills
6 90 (5.33%) Retail
7 75 (4.45%) Organisational Skills
8 74 (4.39%) Presentation Skills
9 64 (3.79%) Law
10 62 (3.68%) Legal
11 55 (3.26%) Games
12 26 (1.54%) Public Sector
12 26 (1.54%) Publishing
13 22 (1.30%) Social Science
14 21 (1.24%) Advertising
14 21 (1.24%) Banking
15 19 (1.13%) German Language
16 18 (1.07%) French Language
17 17 (1.01%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 287 (17.01%) Programmer
2 203 (12.03%) Data Manager
3 175 (10.37%) Statistical Programmer
4 158 (9.37%) Analyst
5 146 (8.65%) Senior Programmer
6 140 (8.30%) Developer
7 117 (6.94%) Consultant
8 95 (5.63%) Senior Statistical Programmer
9 93 (5.51%) Project Manager
10 83 (4.92%) Senior Manager
11 59 (3.50%) Software Engineer
12 55 (3.26%) SAS Programmer
13 46 (2.73%) Architect
14 37 (2.19%) Implementation Consultant
15 36 (2.13%) .NET Developer
16 33 (1.96%) Business Analyst
17 32 (1.90%) Senior Consultant
18 31 (1.84%) Data Scientist
19 29 (1.72%) Data Consultant
19 29 (1.72%) Digital Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 122 (7.23%) .NET
2 58 (3.44%) HTML
3 50 (2.96%) CSS
4 42 (2.49%) React
5 40 (2.37%) Node.js
6 32 (1.90%) XML
7 28 (1.66%) HTML5
8 27 (1.60%) ASP.NET
8 27 (1.60%) Web Services
9 25 (1.48%) REST
9 25 (1.48%) Vue.js
10 24 (1.42%) Sass
11 22 (1.30%) AngularJS
12 20 (1.19%) .NET Core
12 20 (1.19%) Laravel
13 17 (1.01%) Django
13 17 (1.01%) GraphQL
14 16 (0.95%) ASP.NET MVC
14 16 (0.95%) Flask
15 15 (0.89%) Symfony
Miscellaneous
1 577 (34.20%) Life Science
2 207 (12.27%) Biotechnology
3 132 (7.82%) Management Information System
4 88 (5.22%) Self-Motivation
5 87 (5.16%) Social Media
6 69 (4.09%) User Experience
7 61 (3.62%) Algorithms
8 44 (2.61%) Pharmacovigilance
9 36 (2.13%) Virtual Team
10 34 (2.02%) Data Structures
11 29 (1.72%) NHS
12 26 (1.54%) Greenfield Project
13 21 (1.24%) Enterprise Software
14 19 (1.13%) FMCG
14 19 (1.13%) Reference Data
15 18 (1.07%) Animation
15 18 (1.07%) Digital Media
15 18 (1.07%) PMI
16 17 (1.01%) Data Centre
17 16 (0.95%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 68 (4.03%) Windows
2 32 (1.90%) Apple iOS
3 31 (1.84%) Android
4 24 (1.42%) Windows Server
5 15 (0.89%) Windows 10
6 9 (0.53%) Windows Server 2012
7 7 (0.41%) Linux
7 7 (0.41%) Windows Server 2019
8 5 (0.30%) Windows 8
8 5 (0.30%) Windows XP
9 1 (0.059%) CentOS
9 1 (0.059%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.059%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.059%) Unix
9 1 (0.059%) VMS
9 1 (0.059%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.059%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 410 (24.30%) Agile Software Development
2 398 (23.59%) Data Management
3 392 (23.24%) Computer Science
4 356 (21.10%) Project Management
5 270 (16.00%) Validation
6 267 (15.83%) Analytics
7 257 (15.23%) Mathematics
8 256 (15.17%) Statistics
9 254 (15.06%) Problem-Solving
10 187 (11.08%) Mentoring
11 169 (10.02%) Data Science
12 153 (9.07%) Biostatistics
13 146 (8.65%) Data Analysis
14 143 (8.48%) Clinical Data Management
15 133 (7.88%) Software Engineering
15 133 (7.88%) Visualisation
16 116 (6.88%) Machine Learning
17 104 (6.16%) Coaching
18 101 (5.99%) Artificial Intelligence
19 100 (5.93%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 178 (10.55%) SQL
2 172 (10.20%) Python
3 121 (7.17%) JavaScript
4 120 (7.11%) C#
5 104 (6.16%) R
6 79 (4.68%) Java
7 49 (2.90%) SAS Macro
8 40 (2.37%) C
9 32 (1.90%) PHP
10 28 (1.66%) ES6
11 24 (1.42%) TypeScript
11 24 (1.42%) VBA
12 23 (1.36%) PL/SQL
13 18 (1.07%) C++
13 18 (1.07%) PowerShell
14 15 (0.89%) Go
15 14 (0.83%) Apple Swift
16 13 (0.77%) ES7
17 10 (0.59%) Scala
18 9 (0.53%) Clojure
Qualifications
1 770 (45.64%) Degree
2 114 (6.76%) PhD
3 99 (5.87%) Computer Science Degree
4 51 (3.02%) Master's Degree
5 37 (2.19%) Numerate Degree
6 31 (1.84%) MBA
7 30 (1.78%) PMI Certification
8 16 (0.95%) APMP
9 12 (0.71%) PMP
10 9 (0.53%) HND
11 8 (0.47%) Security Cleared
12 7 (0.41%) Microsoft Certification
13 6 (0.36%) Postgraduate
14 5 (0.30%) Six Sigma Green Belt
15 4 (0.24%) PRINCE2 Certification
16 3 (0.18%) ITIL Certification
17 2 (0.12%) AWS Certification
17 2 (0.12%) IRCA
17 2 (0.12%) TOGAF Certification
18 1 (0.059%) Tableau Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 220 (13.04%) CDISC
2 125 (7.41%) QA
3 124 (7.35%) Good Clinical Practice
4 64 (3.79%) Data Quality
5 46 (2.73%) GMP
6 44 (2.61%) GxP
7 31 (1.84%) GDPR
8 29 (1.72%) 21 CFR Part 11
9 20 (1.19%) GLP
10 14 (0.83%) HIPAA
11 7 (0.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
12 5 (0.30%) Accessibility
12 5 (0.30%) GAMP
13 4 (0.24%) ISO 9001
13 4 (0.24%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 4 (0.24%) SLA
14 3 (0.18%) HL7
15 2 (0.12%) ITGC
16 1 (0.059%) Cyber Essentials
16 1 (0.059%) IEC 62304
System Software
1 39 (2.31%) Docker
2 29 (1.72%) Active Directory
3 12 (0.71%) VMware Infrastructure
4 9 (0.53%) Hyper-V
5 7 (0.41%) vSphere
6 5 (0.30%) Virtual Machines
7 2 (0.12%) Firmware
8 1 (0.059%) HDFS
8 1 (0.059%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (0.059%) Slurm Workload Manager
8 1 (0.059%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 30 (1.78%) Kubernetes
2 11 (0.65%) Terraform
3 7 (0.41%) Microsoft Intune
4 6 (0.36%) Prometheus
5 3 (0.18%) Ansible
5 3 (0.18%) Puppet
6 2 (0.12%) Opscode Chef
6 2 (0.12%) Single Sign-On
7 1 (0.059%) CASB
7 1 (0.059%) Control-M
7 1 (0.059%) Grafana
7 1 (0.059%) Nagios
7 1 (0.059%) SCCM
Vendors
1 185 (10.97%) Microsoft
2 80 (4.74%) Oracle
3 73 (4.33%) Facebook
4 69 (4.09%) SAP
5 58 (3.44%) Instagram
6 34 (2.02%) Salesforce.com
7 27 (1.60%) OpenText
8 21 (1.24%) Google
9 17 (1.01%) Informatica
9 17 (1.01%) VMware
10 16 (0.95%) CA Agile Central
11 15 (0.89%) Adobe
11 15 (0.89%) Apple
12 11 (0.65%) Workday
13 10 (0.59%) IBM
13 10 (0.59%) Sage
13 10 (0.59%) Twitter
14 9 (0.53%) Databricks
14 9 (0.53%) New Relic
15 8 (0.47%) Talend