Period
to 24 May 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 24 May 2019 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Pharmaceutical (Pharma)
UK
6 months to
24 May 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 577 649 561
Rank change year-on-year +72 -88 -71
Permanent jobs citing Pharmaceutical 630 596 744
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.43% 0.35% 0.44%
As % of the General category 1.14% 0.84% 1.05%
Number of salaries quoted 410 368 491
UK median annual salary £50,000 £52,500 £51,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.76% +2.94% +2.00%
10th Percentile £28,035 £30,000 £29,250
90th Percentile £85,250 £87,950 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £46,750
% change year-on-year +11.11% -3.74% +3.89%

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 55,377 71,258 70,611
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 38.13% 41.33% 41.70%
Number of salaries quoted 41,601 55,376 56,238
UK median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -
10th Percentile £30,750 £30,000 £28,750
90th Percentile £91,250 £85,000 £84,825
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,500 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +1.11% +5.88% -1.16%

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 24 May 2019.

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 24 May 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 +56 581 £50,000 -4.76% 204
UK excluding London +180 447 £50,000 +11.11% 167
London -49 163 £70,000 +12.00% 43
South East +78 149 £50,000 +5.26% 38
East of England +130 117 £50,000 +11.11% 41
North of England +53 96 £52,500 +25.00% 45
North West +65 79 £52,500 +26.51% 29
Midlands +54 39 £60,000 +50.00% 22
West Midlands +36 27 £67,500 +50.00% 10
Yorkshire -19 17 £55,000 +29.41% 12
Northern Ireland -17 14 £46,250 -2.63%
East Midlands +41 12 £42,500 +6.25% 12
South West +19 12 £41,000 -8.89% 15
Wales +13 11 £40,000 -11.11% 4
Scotland - 9 £55,000 - 2

For the 6 months to 24 May 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.

1 196 (31.11%) Analytics
2 150 (23.81%) Mathematics
3 149 (23.65%) Data Science
4 145 (23.02%) Problem-Solving
5 143 (22.70%) Degree
6 139 (22.06%) Data Analysis
7 132 (20.95%) Algorithms
8 131 (20.79%) Software Engineering
9 125 (19.84%) Analytical Skills
10 121 (19.21%) Agile Software Development
11 120 (19.05%) JavaScript
12 117 (18.57%) Computer Science
13 112 (17.78%) Java
14 107 (16.98%) Python
15 106 (16.83%) C#
16 102 (16.19%) PhD
17 100 (15.87%) Project Management
18 99 (15.71%) Life Science
19 94 (14.92%) Finance
20 80 (12.70%) Manufacturing
20 80 (12.70%) Machine Learning
21 75 (11.90%) HTML
22 72 (11.43%) SQL
23 69 (10.95%) .NET
24 68 (10.79%) C++
25 67 (10.63%) C
26 66 (10.48%) CSS
27 62 (9.84%) R
28 60 (9.52%) Innovative Thinking
28 60 (9.52%) 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 11 (1.75%) Elasticsearch
2 9 (1.43%) SharePoint
3 8 (1.27%) Apache Spark
4 5 (0.79%) CMS
4 5 (0.79%) SAS
5 4 (0.63%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 4 (0.63%) Skype for Business
6 3 (0.48%) Apache
6 3 (0.48%) WebSphere
7 2 (0.32%) BizTalk Server
7 2 (0.32%) Exchange Server 2010
7 2 (0.32%) IBM Notes
7 2 (0.32%) MS Exchange
8 1 (0.16%) Cloud Foundry
8 1 (0.16%) CoreMedia CMS
8 1 (0.16%) Drupal
8 1 (0.16%) NServiceBus
8 1 (0.16%) Tomcat
Applications
1 29 (4.60%) Microsoft Office
2 19 (3.02%) Microsoft Excel
3 6 (0.95%) SPSS
4 4 (0.63%) InVision
5 3 (0.48%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 3 (0.48%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 3 (0.48%) Photoshop
5 3 (0.48%) Sketch
6 2 (0.32%) MS Visio
7 1 (0.16%) Adobe XD
7 1 (0.16%) Microsoft Project
7 1 (0.16%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 18 (2.86%) Magento
2 10 (1.59%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 7 (1.11%) SAP HCM
4 5 (0.79%) SAP ERP
5 3 (0.48%) SAP GRC
5 3 (0.48%) SAP IBP
5 3 (0.48%) SAP MM
5 3 (0.48%) SAP S/4HANA
6 2 (0.32%) Dynamics GP
6 2 (0.32%) Infor M3
6 2 (0.32%) NetSuite
6 2 (0.32%) Sage X3
6 2 (0.32%) SAP CRM
6 2 (0.32%) SAP GTS
6 2 (0.32%) SAP PP
6 2 (0.32%) SAP SD
7 1 (0.16%) Cognos Business Intelligence
7 1 (0.16%) Dynamics AX
7 1 (0.16%) Dynamics NAV
7 1 (0.16%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 50 (7.94%) Amazon AWS
2 36 (5.71%) Microsoft Azure
3 16 (2.54%) Office 365
4 13 (2.06%) Google Cloud Platform
4 13 (2.06%) Power Platform
5 9 (1.43%) Amazon S3
5 9 (1.43%) SaaS
6 8 (1.27%) PaaS
6 8 (1.27%) Serverless
7 7 (1.11%) SuccessFactors
8 6 (0.95%) AWS Lambda
9 4 (0.63%) AWS CloudFormation
9 4 (0.63%) Cloud Computing
9 4 (0.63%) Datadog
9 4 (0.63%) GitHub
10 3 (0.48%) Adobe Creative Cloud
11 2 (0.32%) Amazon SageMaker
11 2 (0.32%) Dynamics 365
11 2 (0.32%) Google Analytics
11 2 (0.32%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 25 (3.97%) Firewall
2 23 (3.65%) Internet
3 16 (2.54%) WAN
4 13 (2.06%) LAN
4 13 (2.06%) TCP/IP
5 9 (1.43%) Network Security
6 8 (1.27%) MPLS
6 8 (1.27%) VLAN
6 8 (1.27%) WLAN
7 7 (1.11%) DHCP
7 7 (1.11%) DNS
8 5 (0.79%) Intranet
8 5 (0.79%) Wireless
9 4 (0.63%) Ethernet
9 4 (0.63%) HTTP
9 4 (0.63%) IGMP
9 4 (0.63%) Multicast
9 4 (0.63%) Skype
9 4 (0.63%) Unicast
9 4 (0.63%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 46 (7.30%) Big Data
2 44 (6.98%) MySQL
3 29 (4.60%) SQL Server
4 22 (3.49%) Relational Database
5 17 (2.70%) Amazon Redshift
6 15 (2.38%) NoSQL
7 13 (2.06%) PostgreSQL
7 13 (2.06%) Power BI
8 11 (1.75%) MongoDB
9 10 (1.59%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 10 (1.59%) Data Lake
9 10 (1.59%) Data Warehouse
10 5 (0.79%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 4 (0.63%) Data Mining
11 4 (0.63%) MS Access
11 4 (0.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 3 (0.48%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
12 3 (0.48%) OLAP
12 3 (0.48%) Oracle Reports
13 2 (0.32%) Base SAS
Development Applications
1 32 (5.08%) Git (software)
2 20 (3.17%) JIRA
3 6 (0.95%) Team Foundation Server
4 5 (0.79%) Jenkins
5 3 (0.48%) Dreamweaver
5 3 (0.48%) NetBeans
5 3 (0.48%) Subversion
5 3 (0.48%) Visual Studio
6 2 (0.32%) Grunt
6 2 (0.32%) gulp
6 2 (0.32%) Maven
6 2 (0.32%) ProC
6 2 (0.32%) Visual Studio Code
7 1 (0.16%) Karma Test Runner
7 1 (0.16%) MorphX
7 1 (0.16%) PostCSS
7 1 (0.16%) Selenium
7 1 (0.16%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 1 (0.16%) TeamCity
7 1 (0.16%) YouTrack
General
1 94 (14.92%) Finance
2 80 (12.70%) Manufacturing
3 57 (9.05%) Retail
4 18 (2.86%) Telecoms
5 16 (2.54%) Banking
6 15 (2.38%) Marketing
7 11 (1.75%) Electronics
7 11 (1.75%) Publishing
8 7 (1.11%) Italian Language
9 6 (0.95%) German Language
10 5 (0.79%) Advertising
10 5 (0.79%) Aerospace
10 5 (0.79%) Legal
11 4 (0.63%) Automotive
12 3 (0.48%) Law
13 2 (0.32%) Billing
14 1 (0.16%) Front Office
14 1 (0.16%) Games
14 1 (0.16%) Investment Banking
14 1 (0.16%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 172 (27.30%) Developer
2 70 (11.11%) Project Manager
2 70 (11.11%) Software Developer
3 66 (10.48%) Analyst
4 52 (8.25%) Data Scientist
5 51 (8.10%) Consultant
6 38 (6.03%) Architect
7 36 (5.71%) Software Engineer
8 35 (5.56%) Software Project Manager
9 24 (3.81%) IT Manager
10 23 (3.65%) Software Analyst
11 22 (3.49%) Software Manager
12 21 (3.33%) JavaScript Developer
13 20 (3.17%) Senior Developer
14 19 (3.02%) Analytics Manager
14 19 (3.02%) Data Analytics Manager
15 18 (2.86%) Magento Developer
15 18 (2.86%) Recruitment Consultant
15 18 (2.86%) Software Support Analyst
15 18 (2.86%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 75 (11.90%) HTML
2 69 (10.95%) .NET
3 66 (10.48%) CSS
4 48 (7.62%) React
5 45 (7.14%) AngularJS
6 28 (4.44%) Node.js
7 20 (3.17%) Web Services
8 19 (3.02%) REST
9 16 (2.54%) ASP.NET
9 16 (2.54%) HTML5
10 14 (2.22%) jQuery
11 13 (2.06%) RESTful
12 12 (1.90%) CSS3
12 12 (1.90%) Redux
12 12 (1.90%) Vue.js
12 12 (1.90%) XML
13 10 (1.59%) Express
13 10 (1.59%) JSON
13 10 (1.59%) TensorFlow
14 9 (1.43%) GraphQL
Miscellaneous
1 132 (20.95%) Algorithms
2 125 (19.84%) Analytical Skills
3 99 (15.71%) Life Science
4 44 (6.98%) Management Information System
5 40 (6.35%) Self-Motivation
6 31 (4.92%) NHS
7 22 (3.49%) FMCG
7 22 (3.49%) User Experience
8 21 (3.33%) PMI
9 18 (2.86%) Data Centre
10 11 (1.75%) Internet of Things
11 10 (1.59%) Pharmacovigilance
12 9 (1.43%) Mobile App
13 8 (1.27%) Enterprise Software
13 8 (1.27%) Greenfield Project
13 8 (1.27%) Linux Command Line
14 7 (1.11%) Cyberattack
14 7 (1.11%) Robotics
14 7 (1.11%) SCORM
15 6 (0.95%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 27 (4.29%) Windows
2 23 (3.65%) Linux
3 9 (1.43%) Windows Server
4 5 (0.79%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (0.63%) Windows 10
6 3 (0.48%) Windows 7
7 2 (0.32%) CentOS
7 2 (0.32%) Debian
7 2 (0.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (0.32%) Ubuntu
7 2 (0.32%) Windows 2000
7 2 (0.32%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.16%) Android
8 1 (0.16%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.16%) Embedded Linux
8 1 (0.16%) Unix
8 1 (0.16%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 196 (31.11%) Analytics
2 150 (23.81%) Mathematics
3 149 (23.65%) Data Science
4 145 (23.02%) Problem-Solving
5 139 (22.06%) Data Analysis
6 131 (20.79%) Software Engineering
7 121 (19.21%) Agile Software Development
8 117 (18.57%) Computer Science
9 100 (15.87%) Project Management
10 80 (12.70%) Machine Learning
11 60 (9.52%) Innovative Thinking
12 59 (9.37%) Risk Management
12 59 (9.37%) SDLC
13 55 (8.73%) Stakeholder Management
13 55 (8.73%) Visualisation
14 51 (8.10%) Business Analysis
14 51 (8.10%) OO
15 46 (7.30%) Business Intelligence
16 45 (7.14%) PRINCE2
17 44 (6.98%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 120 (19.05%) JavaScript
2 112 (17.78%) Java
3 107 (16.98%) Python
4 106 (16.83%) C#
5 72 (11.43%) SQL
6 68 (10.79%) C++
7 67 (10.63%) C
8 62 (9.84%) R
9 51 (8.10%) MATLAB
10 36 (5.71%) PHP
11 13 (2.06%) Ruby
11 13 (2.06%) Scala
12 11 (1.75%) TypeScript
13 7 (1.11%) PowerShell
14 6 (0.95%) ES6
14 6 (0.95%) Java 8
14 6 (0.95%) Shell Script
15 4 (0.63%) T-SQL
15 4 (0.63%) VB.NET
15 4 (0.63%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 143 (22.70%) Degree
2 102 (16.19%) PhD
3 32 (5.08%) PMI Certification
4 24 (3.81%) Computer Science Degree
5 13 (2.06%) Cisco Certification
6 12 (1.90%) CCIE
7 11 (1.75%) ISTQB
7 11 (1.75%) PMP
8 10 (1.59%) Microsoft Certification
9 8 (1.27%) CCIE Routing and Switching
9 8 (1.27%) Master's Degree
10 6 (0.95%) DBS Check
11 5 (0.79%) CCNP
11 5 (0.79%) Numerate Degree
12 4 (0.63%) MCSD
12 4 (0.63%) MCSE
13 3 (0.48%) CISSP
13 3 (0.48%) HND
13 3 (0.48%) SANS
13 3 (0.48%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (2.54%) QA
2 14 (2.22%) GxP
3 12 (1.90%) 21 CFR Part 11
3 12 (1.90%) PMO
4 11 (1.75%) Data Quality
5 10 (1.59%) ISO 9001
6 9 (1.43%) GDPR
7 5 (0.79%) CDISC
7 5 (0.79%) GAMP
8 4 (0.63%) ISO 13485
8 4 (0.63%) SLA
9 3 (0.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 3 (0.48%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 3 (0.48%) WAI
10 2 (0.32%) COBIT
System Software
1 23 (3.65%) Active Directory
2 20 (3.17%) Docker
3 10 (1.59%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (0.79%) Firmware
5 4 (0.63%) Hyper-V
6 2 (0.32%) Samba
6 2 (0.32%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 10 (1.59%) Terraform
2 8 (1.27%) Kubernetes
3 5 (0.79%) Kibana
3 5 (0.79%) Opscode Chef
3 5 (0.79%) SCCM
4 4 (0.63%) Puppet
5 3 (0.48%) Ansible
6 2 (0.32%) McAfee ePO
7 1 (0.16%) logstash
7 1 (0.16%) MIIS
7 1 (0.16%) Packer
7 1 (0.16%) WSUS
Vendors
1 60 (9.52%) Microsoft
2 46 (7.30%) SAP
3 22 (3.49%) Oracle
4 21 (3.33%) ServiceNow
5 19 (3.02%) VMware
6 18 (2.86%) Cisco
6 18 (2.86%) Google
7 14 (2.22%) Dell
7 14 (2.22%) EMC
7 14 (2.22%) NetApp
8 13 (2.06%) Tableau
9 12 (1.90%) Adobe
10 8 (1.27%) IBM
11 4 (0.63%) Greenplum
11 4 (0.63%) New Relic
12 3 (0.48%) Adaptive Insights
12 3 (0.48%) Apple
12 3 (0.48%) Ariba
12 3 (0.48%) Cognos
12 3 (0.48%) McKesson