Period
to 18 June 2018

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 18 June 2018 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Pharmaceutical (Pharma)
UK
6 months to
18 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 647 562 501
Rank change year-on-year -85 -61 +14
Permanent jobs citing Pharmaceutical 601 780 1,143
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.35% 0.45% 0.57%
As % of the General category 0.85% 1.08% 1.30%
Number of salaries quoted 384 525 785
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £48,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +3.09% -3.00%
10th Percentile £28,750 £31,100 £30,550
90th Percentile £85,000 £86,250 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year -5.26% +5.56% -

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 70,901 72,175 87,964
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 41.25% 41.97% 44.06%
Number of salaries quoted 55,072 56,586 71,446
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - -
10th Percentile £29,750 £28,750 £28,250
90th Percentile £86,250 £83,750 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £43,000
% change year-on-year +5.88% -1.16% +1.18%

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 18 June 2018.

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 18 June 2018. 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 -84 581 £52,500 +3.96% 261
London +19 302 £62,500 +4.17% 59
UK excluding London -147 282 £45,000 -5.26% 212
South East -50 100 £47,500 -14.41% 62
North of England -16 83 £42,250 +20.71% 69
East of England -74 65 £45,000 -5.26% 37
North West -35 40 £40,750 +8.67% 35
Yorkshire +33 39 £42,500 +21.43% 24
Midlands -47 12 £40,000 -8.57% 24
Wales +8 9 £43,750 -12.50% 3
East Midlands -16 8 £40,000 +6.67% 10
South West -19 8 £45,000 -25.00% 10
Northern Ireland +8 5 £47,500 +46.15% 1
North East - 4 £45,000 - 10
West Midlands -25 3 £45,000 -5.26% 14

For the 6 months to 18 June 2018, 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.

1 195 (32.45%) Finance
2 179 (29.78%) Degree
3 142 (23.63%) Analytics
4 135 (22.46%) Retail
5 133 (22.13%) Agile Software Development
6 125 (20.80%) Manufacturing
7 98 (16.31%) JavaScript
8 92 (15.31%) Cisco
9 90 (14.98%) Presales
10 88 (14.64%) Analytical Skills
10 88 (14.64%) VMware
11 87 (14.48%) SQL
12 82 (13.64%) Data Centre
13 80 (13.31%) Big Data
13 80 (13.31%) F5
14 79 (13.14%) Splunk
14 79 (13.14%) Wireless
15 77 (12.81%) NetApp
15 77 (12.81%) HTML
15 77 (12.81%) Dell
15 77 (12.81%) EMC
16 71 (11.81%) Project Management
16 71 (11.81%) C#
17 70 (11.65%) VMware Infrastructure
18 69 (11.48%) .NET
19 68 (11.31%) Java
20 66 (10.98%) CSS
20 66 (10.98%) Problem-Solving
21 65 (10.82%) SQL Server
21 65 (10.82%) Unified Communications

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 30 (4.99%) Apache Spark
2 25 (4.16%) CMS
3 21 (3.49%) Elasticsearch
4 18 (3.00%) SharePoint
5 16 (2.66%) SAS
6 12 (2.00%) Apache
7 8 (1.33%) ExpressionEngine
7 8 (1.33%) nginx
7 8 (1.33%) WordPress
8 6 (1.00%) Apache Solr
9 4 (0.67%) Confluence
9 4 (0.67%) Sitecore CMS
10 3 (0.50%) CoreMedia CMS
10 3 (0.50%) Drupal
10 3 (0.50%) MS Exchange
10 3 (0.50%) Umbraco
11 2 (0.33%) Alfresco
11 2 (0.33%) Exchange Server 2007
11 2 (0.33%) IIS
11 2 (0.33%) Tomcat
Applications
1 23 (3.83%) Microsoft Excel
1 23 (3.83%) Microsoft Office
2 20 (3.33%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.17%) OmniGraffle
3 1 (0.17%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 11 (1.83%) SAP APO
1 11 (1.83%) SAP WM
2 10 (1.66%) SAP MM
2 10 (1.66%) SAP PP
2 10 (1.66%) SAP S/4HANA
3 8 (1.33%) SAP QM
3 8 (1.33%) SAP SCM
4 6 (1.00%) Dynamics NAV
5 5 (0.83%) SAP GTS
5 5 (0.83%) SAP SD
6 3 (0.50%) Dynamics AX
6 3 (0.50%) Infor M3
6 3 (0.50%) NetSuite
6 3 (0.50%) SAP BPC
6 3 (0.50%) TrackWise
7 2 (0.33%) Dynamics CRM
7 2 (0.33%) Infor LN
7 2 (0.33%) SAP Business One
7 2 (0.33%) SAP Retail
8 1 (0.17%) Epicor Tropos
Cloud Services
1 38 (6.32%) Amazon AWS
2 22 (3.66%) Microsoft Azure
3 12 (2.00%) npm
4 9 (1.50%) Google Cloud Platform
4 9 (1.50%) PaaS
4 9 (1.50%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
5 8 (1.33%) Amazon EC2
6 7 (1.16%) Amazon S3
6 7 (1.16%) SaaS
7 6 (1.00%) Veeva
8 4 (0.67%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 4 (0.67%) Google Analytics
8 4 (0.67%) IaaS
9 3 (0.50%) AWS Lambda
9 3 (0.50%) Cloud Computing
9 3 (0.50%) Dynamics 365
9 3 (0.50%) Office 365
9 3 (0.50%) Route 53
9 3 (0.50%) Serverless
9 3 (0.50%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 79 (13.14%) Wireless
2 65 (10.82%) Unified Communications
3 51 (8.49%) Wireless Security
4 11 (1.83%) Firewall
4 11 (1.83%) Symposium
5 8 (1.33%) Internet
5 8 (1.33%) Intranet
6 7 (1.16%) Cisco Wireless
6 7 (1.16%) LAN
7 5 (0.83%) VPN
8 4 (0.67%) DNS
8 4 (0.67%) WAN
9 3 (0.50%) BGP
9 3 (0.50%) DHCP
9 3 (0.50%) Ethernet
9 3 (0.50%) HTTP
9 3 (0.50%) MPLS
9 3 (0.50%) OSPF
9 3 (0.50%) TCP/IP
9 3 (0.50%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 80 (13.31%) Big Data
2 65 (10.82%) SQL Server
3 28 (4.66%) Hadoop
4 27 (4.49%) Relational Database
5 25 (4.16%) Data Warehouse
5 25 (4.16%) MySQL
5 25 (4.16%) NoSQL
6 11 (1.83%) Base SAS
6 11 (1.83%) RDBMS
7 10 (1.66%) Blockchain
7 10 (1.66%) Oracle Database
8 9 (1.50%) OLAP
9 8 (1.33%) Data Mart
9 8 (1.33%) Neo4j
9 8 (1.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 8 (1.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 7 (1.16%) MongoDB
10 7 (1.16%) SQL Server 2008
11 6 (1.00%) Electronic Patient Records
11 6 (1.00%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 26 (4.33%) Jenkins
2 21 (3.49%) Git (software)
3 17 (2.83%) JIRA
4 16 (2.66%) Subversion
5 15 (2.50%) Selenium
6 12 (2.00%) Maven
7 11 (1.83%) Grunt
8 10 (1.66%) TeamCity
8 10 (1.66%) Visual Studio
9 7 (1.16%) gulp
10 6 (1.00%) Jasmine
10 6 (1.00%) Karma Test Runner
10 6 (1.00%) Travis CI
10 6 (1.00%) webpack
11 5 (0.83%) Cucumber
11 5 (0.83%) Sahi
12 4 (0.67%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 4 (0.67%) Bitbucket
12 4 (0.67%) Octopus Deploy
12 4 (0.67%) SonarQube
General
1 195 (32.45%) Finance
2 135 (22.46%) Retail
3 125 (20.80%) Manufacturing
4 47 (7.82%) Banking
4 47 (7.82%) Marketing
4 47 (7.82%) Telecoms
5 23 (3.83%) German Language
5 23 (3.83%) Italian Language
6 21 (3.49%) Law
7 19 (3.16%) Advertising
8 18 (3.00%) Games
9 11 (1.83%) Aerospace
9 11 (1.83%) Legal
10 10 (1.66%) Automotive
10 10 (1.66%) Billing
11 5 (0.83%) Back Office
12 4 (0.67%) Electronics
13 2 (0.33%) Local Government
14 1 (0.17%) Publishing
14 1 (0.17%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 124 (20.63%) Developer
2 86 (14.31%) Architect
3 82 (13.64%) Analyst
4 75 (12.48%) Solutions Architect
5 54 (8.99%) Technical Architect
6 51 (8.49%) Technical Solutions Architect
7 48 (7.99%) Consultant
8 46 (7.65%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
9 42 (6.99%) Cisco Architect
9 42 (6.99%) Cisco Solutions Architect
9 42 (6.99%) Senior Developer
10 29 (4.83%) Business Analyst
10 29 (4.83%) Project Manager
11 26 (4.33%) Senior Front-End Developer
12 25 (4.16%) .NET Developer
13 22 (3.66%) C# Developer
14 18 (3.00%) Java Developer
15 17 (2.83%) Senior Analyst
15 17 (2.83%) Senior Manager
15 17 (2.83%) Technical Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 77 (12.81%) HTML
2 69 (11.48%) .NET
3 66 (10.98%) CSS
4 39 (6.49%) jQuery
5 37 (6.16%) AngularJS
6 35 (5.82%) HTML5
7 32 (5.32%) ASP.NET
8 30 (4.99%) Web Services
9 28 (4.66%) Node.js
9 28 (4.66%) React
9 28 (4.66%) XML
10 20 (3.33%) CSS3
11 19 (3.16%) Sass
11 19 (3.16%) XSLT
12 17 (2.83%) .NET Framework
12 17 (2.83%) Mason
13 13 (2.16%) Angular 2
13 13 (2.16%) RESTful
14 12 (2.00%) ASP.NET Web API
15 11 (1.83%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 88 (14.64%) Analytical Skills
2 82 (13.64%) Data Centre
3 61 (10.15%) Life Science
4 42 (6.99%) Algorithms
5 39 (6.49%) Computer Science
6 34 (5.66%) Self-Motivation
7 31 (5.16%) Greenfield Project
7 31 (5.16%) Management Information System
8 28 (4.66%) User Experience
9 26 (4.33%) FMCG
10 23 (3.83%) Mobile App
11 22 (3.66%) NHS
12 14 (2.33%) Biotechnology
13 13 (2.16%) Enterprise Software
14 12 (2.00%) Data Structures
15 11 (1.83%) e-Learning
15 11 (1.83%) Virtual Team
16 10 (1.66%) iPad
17 9 (1.50%) LIMS
17 9 (1.50%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 50 (8.32%) Linux
2 30 (4.99%) Windows
3 8 (1.33%) Unix
4 6 (1.00%) CentOS
4 6 (1.00%) Ubuntu
4 6 (1.00%) Windows Server
5 4 (0.67%) Android
5 4 (0.67%) Apple iOS
6 2 (0.33%) Embedded Linux
6 2 (0.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (0.33%) VxWorks
6 2 (0.33%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.17%) Debian
7 1 (0.17%) Windows 10
7 1 (0.17%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 142 (23.63%) Analytics
2 133 (22.13%) Agile Software Development
3 90 (14.98%) Presales
4 71 (11.81%) Project Management
5 66 (10.98%) Problem-Solving
6 59 (9.82%) Network Design
7 53 (8.82%) Business Intelligence
8 51 (8.49%) Technical Architecture
9 49 (8.15%) Front End Development
10 45 (7.49%) Business Development
10 45 (7.49%) Mentoring
11 42 (6.99%) Decision-Making
11 42 (6.99%) Software Engineering
12 40 (6.66%) Mathematics
12 40 (6.66%) Test Automation
13 38 (6.32%) Coaching
14 37 (6.16%) Stakeholder Management
14 37 (6.16%) Visualisation
15 35 (5.82%) ETL
15 35 (5.82%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 98 (16.31%) JavaScript
2 87 (14.48%) SQL
3 71 (11.81%) C#
4 68 (11.31%) Java
5 46 (7.65%) Python
6 22 (3.66%) C
7 19 (3.16%) R
8 17 (2.83%) Apex Code
8 17 (2.83%) C++
8 17 (2.83%) Scala
9 15 (2.50%) PHP
10 12 (2.00%) Perl
10 12 (2.00%) T-SQL
11 11 (1.83%) MATLAB
12 9 (1.50%) PL/SQL
12 9 (1.50%) Shell Script
13 8 (1.33%) TypeScript
14 6 (1.00%) Java 8
15 5 (0.83%) Bash Shell
15 5 (0.83%) VB
Qualifications
1 179 (29.78%) Degree
2 64 (10.65%) Cisco Certification
3 63 (10.48%) CCIE
4 55 (9.15%) CCNA
5 40 (6.66%) CCNP
6 22 (3.66%) CCIE Data Center
6 22 (3.66%) CCIE Service Provider
7 19 (3.16%) PhD
8 17 (2.83%) CISSP
9 16 (2.66%) Microsoft Certification
10 15 (2.50%) CCDE
10 15 (2.50%) CCDP
10 15 (2.50%) Computer Science Degree
11 14 (2.33%) CCIE Security
11 14 (2.33%) PMI Certification
12 13 (2.16%) CISM
13 12 (2.00%) CCIE Wireless
14 11 (1.83%) CCIE Routing and Switching
15 9 (1.50%) ISEB
15 9 (1.50%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 39 (6.49%) QA
2 20 (3.33%) Data Quality
3 13 (2.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 12 (2.00%) GAMP
5 9 (1.50%) GMP
5 9 (1.50%) PMO
6 8 (1.33%) GxP
7 7 (1.16%) NIST 800
7 7 (1.16%) PCI DSS
8 6 (1.00%) GDPR
8 6 (1.00%) ISO 9001
9 4 (0.67%) 21 CFR Part 11
10 3 (0.50%) Actionable Recommendations
11 2 (0.33%) GCP
11 2 (0.33%) HL7
11 2 (0.33%) ISO 13485
11 2 (0.33%) MISRA
11 2 (0.33%) MISRA C
11 2 (0.33%) SLA
11 2 (0.33%) WAI
System Software
1 70 (11.65%) VMware Infrastructure
2 28 (4.66%) Docker
3 17 (2.83%) Active Directory
4 2 (0.33%) Virtual Servers
4 2 (0.33%) VMware Server
5 1 (0.17%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 14 (2.33%) Ansible
2 13 (2.16%) Opscode Chef
3 12 (2.00%) Terraform
4 11 (1.83%) Puppet
5 8 (1.33%) Kubernetes
5 8 (1.33%) Single Sign-On
6 5 (0.83%) Microsoft Intune
6 5 (0.83%) SCCM
7 3 (0.50%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 3 (0.50%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 2 (0.33%) HAProxy
8 2 (0.33%) Nagios
8 2 (0.33%) Prometheus
9 1 (0.17%) Consul
9 1 (0.17%) Docker Swarm
9 1 (0.17%) Galera Cluster
9 1 (0.17%) Grafana
9 1 (0.17%) HP ALM
9 1 (0.17%) logstash
9 1 (0.17%) Mesos
Vendors
1 92 (15.31%) Cisco
2 88 (14.64%) VMware
3 80 (13.31%) F5
4 79 (13.14%) Splunk
5 77 (12.81%) Dell
5 77 (12.81%) EMC
5 77 (12.81%) NetApp
6 63 (10.48%) Microsoft
7 44 (7.32%) Oracle
8 40 (6.66%) SAP
9 20 (3.33%) Salesforce.com
10 15 (2.50%) Google
11 10 (1.66%) hybris
12 8 (1.33%) CheckPoint
12 8 (1.33%) MicroStrategy
13 6 (1.00%) Atlassian
13 6 (1.00%) Citrix
13 6 (1.00%) HP
13 6 (1.00%) Palo Alto
13 6 (1.00%) Sitecore