Period
to 21 February 2020

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 21 February 2020 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Pharmaceutical (Pharma)
UK
6 months to
21 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 611 588 634
Rank change year-on-year -23 +46 -65
Permanent jobs citing Pharmaceutical 445 627 652
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.36% 0.41% 0.37%
As % of the General category 0.90% 1.01% 0.85%
Number of salaries quoted 305 398 415
UK median annual salary £47,500 £49,705 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.44% +4.64% -9.52%
10th Percentile £28,050 £27,675 £30,000
90th Percentile £95,000 £85,000 £88,400
UK excluding London median annual salary £41,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year -7.78% - -7.22%

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 49,418 61,958 76,849
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 39.95% 40.96% 43.58%
Number of salaries quoted 37,531 47,152 59,512
UK median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +10.00% -
10th Percentile £31,250 £30,481 £29,875
90th Percentile £95,000 £90,000 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +4.65%

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 21 February 2020.

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 21 February 2020. 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 +4 420 £47,500 -5.00% 303
UK excluding London -22 274 £41,500 -7.78% 242
London +95 160 £62,500 +4.17% 71
South East +4 102 £42,000 +5.00% 58
East of England +8 53 £45,591 -8.82% 72
Midlands +33 48 £37,500 -31.82% 26
North of England +5 39 £45,000 - 57
North West +12 33 £45,000 - 42
East Midlands +37 25 £38,500 -26.67% 15
West Midlands +28 23 £33,750 -50.00% 11
South West +46 16 £35,000 -48.91% 18
Scotland +41 10 £41,250 - 5
Northern Ireland +14 6 £45,000 +5.88% 1
Yorkshire +39 5 £43,750 -20.45% 9
North East +7 1 - - 6

For the 6 months to 21 February 2020, 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.

1 133 (29.89%) Agile Software Development
2 88 (19.78%) Analytics
3 78 (17.53%) Data Science
4 77 (17.30%) Problem-Solving
5 72 (16.18%) Mathematics
6 68 (15.28%) Data Analysis
7 64 (14.38%) Finance
7 64 (14.38%) SDLC
8 61 (13.71%) PhD
9 60 (13.48%) Degree
9 60 (13.48%) Algorithms
10 57 (12.81%) Azure
11 54 (12.13%) Project Management
12 51 (11.46%) Analytical Skills
13 49 (11.01%) JavaScript
14 44 (9.89%) C#
14 44 (9.89%) Python
15 43 (9.66%) Computer Science
15 43 (9.66%) Life Science
16 41 (9.21%) SQL
17 40 (8.99%) Software Architecture
18 39 (8.76%) .NET
19 35 (7.87%) HTML
19 35 (7.87%) PaaS
19 35 (7.87%) Machine Learning
20 34 (7.64%) Threat Modelling
20 34 (7.64%) Innovative Thinking
20 34 (7.64%) TOGAF
20 34 (7.64%) C
20 34 (7.64%) Windows

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 10 (2.25%) OpenStack
2 4 (0.90%) CMS
2 4 (0.90%) Elasticsearch
3 3 (0.67%) Drupal
3 3 (0.67%) SAS
3 3 (0.67%) Umbraco
3 3 (0.67%) WordPress
4 2 (0.45%) Oracle Workflow
4 2 (0.45%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.22%) Apache
5 1 (0.22%) Apache Spark
5 1 (0.22%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (0.22%) Confluence
5 1 (0.22%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (0.22%) MS Exchange
5 1 (0.22%) SugarCRM
5 1 (0.22%) Tomcat
Applications
1 11 (2.47%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (1.12%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (0.90%) AutoCAD
3 4 (0.90%) Photoshop
3 4 (0.90%) Revit
4 3 (0.67%) Adobe Illustrator
4 3 (0.67%) Figma
4 3 (0.67%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 3 (0.67%) Sketch
5 2 (0.45%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 7 (1.57%) SAP S/4HANA
2 6 (1.35%) SAP APO
2 6 (1.35%) SAP IBP
2 6 (1.35%) SAP PP
2 6 (1.35%) SAP SCM
3 5 (1.12%) SAP CO
3 5 (1.12%) SAP FI
3 5 (1.12%) SAP FI/CO
4 3 (0.67%) Adobe Campaign
4 3 (0.67%) Dynamics CRM
4 3 (0.67%) Dynamics NAV
4 3 (0.67%) NetSuite
4 3 (0.67%) SAP ICH
4 3 (0.67%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 2 (0.45%) Dynamics AX
5 2 (0.45%) SAP ERP
5 2 (0.45%) SAP MDG
6 1 (0.22%) SAP BPC
Cloud Services
1 57 (12.81%) Azure
2 35 (7.87%) PaaS
3 22 (4.94%) AWS
4 6 (1.35%) Office 365
5 5 (1.12%) GCP
5 5 (1.12%) Google Play
6 4 (0.90%) Power Platform
7 3 (0.67%) Force.com
7 3 (0.67%) SaaS
8 2 (0.45%) Dynamics 365
8 2 (0.45%) GitHub
8 2 (0.45%) PowerApps
8 2 (0.45%) Serverless
9 1 (0.22%) AWS Fargate
9 1 (0.22%) AWS Lambda
9 1 (0.22%) Smartsheet
Communications & Networking
1 9 (2.02%) VPN
2 7 (1.57%) DHCP
2 7 (1.57%) DNS
2 7 (1.57%) Internet
3 6 (1.35%) TCP/IP
4 4 (0.90%) Firewall
5 3 (0.67%) Network Security
5 3 (0.67%) VLAN
5 3 (0.67%) WAN
6 2 (0.45%) LAN
6 2 (0.45%) SAN
6 2 (0.45%) Wi-Fi
6 2 (0.45%) Wireless
7 1 (0.22%) PBX
7 1 (0.22%) Remote Desktop
7 1 (0.22%) SMTP
7 1 (0.22%) Unified Communications
7 1 (0.22%) VoIP
7 1 (0.22%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (4.72%) Big Data
2 19 (4.27%) MySQL
2 19 (4.27%) SQL Server
3 17 (3.82%) Relational Database
4 11 (2.47%) Data Warehouse
5 10 (2.25%) Amazon Athena
6 7 (1.57%) MongoDB
6 7 (1.57%) NoSQL
7 4 (0.90%) MariaDB
7 4 (0.90%) Power BI
7 4 (0.90%) QlikView
7 4 (0.90%) SAP HANA
7 4 (0.90%) Spotfire
8 3 (0.67%) Data Mining
8 3 (0.67%) RDBMS
8 3 (0.67%) SAP BW
9 2 (0.45%) IBM InfoSphere
9 2 (0.45%) Oracle Database
9 2 (0.45%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 2 (0.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 18 (4.04%) Git (software)
2 17 (3.82%) Visual Studio
3 12 (2.70%) Subversion
4 3 (0.67%) JSUnit
5 2 (0.45%) Cucumber
5 2 (0.45%) RStudio
5 2 (0.45%) Selenium
5 2 (0.45%) SoapUI
5 2 (0.45%) TeamCity
5 2 (0.45%) YouTrack
6 1 (0.22%) Concordion
6 1 (0.22%) FitNesse
6 1 (0.22%) JIRA
6 1 (0.22%) JMeter
6 1 (0.22%) LoadRunner
6 1 (0.22%) MorphX
6 1 (0.22%) NUnit
6 1 (0.22%) Postman
6 1 (0.22%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 1 (0.22%) tSQLt
General
1 64 (14.38%) Finance
2 29 (6.52%) Manufacturing
3 14 (3.15%) Retail
4 9 (2.02%) Billing
4 9 (2.02%) French Language
4 9 (2.02%) Telecoms
5 8 (1.80%) Games
5 8 (1.80%) German Language
5 8 (1.80%) Marketing
6 7 (1.57%) Banking
7 6 (1.35%) Advertising
7 6 (1.35%) Law
8 5 (1.12%) Back Office
8 5 (1.12%) Local Government
8 5 (1.12%) Publishing
9 4 (0.90%) Legal
10 3 (0.67%) Spanish Language
11 2 (0.45%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 68 (15.28%) Architect
2 66 (14.83%) Developer
3 54 (12.13%) Project Manager
4 34 (7.64%) Software Architect
5 33 (7.42%) Analyst
6 30 (6.74%) Software Developer
7 26 (5.84%) Senior Developer
8 24 (5.39%) Digital Project Manager
9 22 (4.94%) Consultant
9 22 (4.94%) Lead Architect
10 17 (3.82%) Software Engineer
11 14 (3.15%) Software Project Manager
12 13 (2.92%) Applications Support
13 12 (2.70%) Senior Software Developer
13 12 (2.70%) Support Engineer
14 11 (2.47%) Analytics Manager
14 11 (2.47%) Business Analyst
14 11 (2.47%) Data Analytics Manager
15 9 (2.02%) 1st Line Support
15 9 (2.02%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (8.76%) .NET
2 35 (7.87%) HTML
3 30 (6.74%) CSS
4 17 (3.82%) AngularJS
4 17 (3.82%) React
4 17 (3.82%) REST
5 15 (3.37%) Node.js
6 14 (3.15%) Vue.js
7 12 (2.70%) HTML5
7 12 (2.70%) WPF
8 11 (2.47%) jQuery
9 10 (2.25%) RESTful
10 8 (1.80%) Boost C++ Libraries
11 7 (1.57%) RabbitMQ
12 6 (1.35%) SAP Fiori
12 6 (1.35%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 5 (1.12%) ASP.NET
13 5 (1.12%) Spring
13 5 (1.12%) TensorFlow
13 5 (1.12%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 60 (13.48%) Algorithms
2 51 (11.46%) Analytical Skills
3 43 (9.66%) Life Science
4 18 (4.04%) Mobile App
5 15 (3.37%) FMCG
6 14 (3.15%) NHS
7 13 (2.92%) Management Information System
8 11 (2.47%) PMI
8 11 (2.47%) User Experience
9 8 (1.80%) Enterprise Software
9 8 (1.80%) Linux Command Line
10 7 (1.57%) Greenfield Project
10 7 (1.57%) Robotics
11 6 (1.35%) Biotechnology
11 6 (1.35%) Social Media
12 5 (1.12%) Renewable Energy
13 4 (0.90%) Self-Motivation
14 3 (0.67%) Virtual Team
15 2 (0.45%) CMDB
15 2 (0.45%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 34 (7.64%) Windows
2 17 (3.82%) Linux
3 14 (3.15%) Unix
4 10 (2.25%) Android
5 6 (1.35%) Apple iOS
5 6 (1.35%) Windows 10
6 5 (1.12%) Windows 7
7 4 (0.90%) CentOS
8 3 (0.67%) Windows Server 2012
9 2 (0.45%) Windows XP
10 1 (0.22%) Mac OS X
10 1 (0.22%) Nucleus RTOS
10 1 (0.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.22%) Ubuntu
10 1 (0.22%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 133 (29.89%) Agile Software Development
2 88 (19.78%) Analytics
3 78 (17.53%) Data Science
4 77 (17.30%) Problem-Solving
5 72 (16.18%) Mathematics
6 68 (15.28%) Data Analysis
7 64 (14.38%) SDLC
8 54 (12.13%) Project Management
9 43 (9.66%) Computer Science
10 40 (8.99%) Software Architecture
11 35 (7.87%) Machine Learning
12 34 (7.64%) Data Modelling
12 34 (7.64%) Innovative Thinking
12 34 (7.64%) Threat Modelling
12 34 (7.64%) TOGAF
13 31 (6.97%) Software Engineering
14 30 (6.74%) ITIL
15 29 (6.52%) Validation
16 27 (6.07%) Test Automation
17 25 (5.62%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 49 (11.01%) JavaScript
2 44 (9.89%) C#
2 44 (9.89%) Python
3 41 (9.21%) SQL
4 34 (7.64%) C
5 30 (6.74%) R
6 25 (5.62%) C++
7 24 (5.39%) Java
8 15 (3.37%) Embedded C
9 7 (1.57%) Embedded C++
9 7 (1.57%) MATLAB
10 6 (1.35%) Kotlin
10 6 (1.35%) TypeScript
11 5 (1.12%) Perl
11 5 (1.12%) PHP
11 5 (1.12%) T-SQL
12 4 (0.90%) Go
12 4 (0.90%) Lua
12 4 (0.90%) PowerShell
12 4 (0.90%) Scala
Qualifications
1 61 (13.71%) PhD
2 60 (13.48%) Degree
3 14 (3.15%) ITIL Certification
4 12 (2.70%) PMI Certification
5 11 (2.47%) ISTQB
6 6 (1.35%) Computer Science Degree
7 5 (1.12%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 5 (1.12%) Master's Degree
8 4 (0.90%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 4 (0.90%) PMP
9 3 (0.67%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 1 (0.22%) ACCA
10 1 (0.22%) CIMA
10 1 (0.22%) MCSA
10 1 (0.22%) MCSE
10 1 (0.22%) Microsoft Certification
10 1 (0.22%) NVQ Level 3
10 1 (0.22%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (4.72%) GxP
2 13 (2.92%) SLA
3 11 (2.47%) QA
4 10 (2.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 6 (1.35%) GLP
6 5 (1.12%) 21 CFR Part 11
6 5 (1.12%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 4 (0.90%) Cyber Essentials
7 4 (0.90%) Data Quality
8 3 (0.67%) PMO
9 2 (0.45%) GAMP
9 2 (0.45%) Good Clinical Practice
10 1 (0.22%) GDPR
10 1 (0.22%) GMP
10 1 (0.22%) HL7
System Software
1 24 (5.39%) Docker
2 9 (2.02%) Active Directory
3 8 (1.80%) Firmware
4 4 (0.90%) LXC
5 3 (0.67%) Hyper-V
5 3 (0.67%) VMware Infrastructure
6 1 (0.22%) KVM
6 1 (0.22%) Xen
Systems Management
1 8 (1.80%) Kubernetes
2 2 (0.45%) Puppet
3 1 (0.22%) Ansible
3 1 (0.22%) McAfee ePO
3 1 (0.22%) Microsoft Intune
3 1 (0.22%) Salt
3 1 (0.22%) Terraform
Vendors
1 30 (6.74%) ServiceNow
2 28 (6.29%) Microsoft
2 28 (6.29%) SAP
3 21 (4.72%) Oracle
4 17 (3.82%) Salesforce.com
5 9 (2.02%) Tableau
6 6 (1.35%) Google
7 4 (0.90%) Autodesk
7 4 (0.90%) Informatica
7 4 (0.90%) Xamarin
8 3 (0.67%) Adobe
8 3 (0.67%) Alteryx
8 3 (0.67%) Concur
8 3 (0.67%) Epicor
8 3 (0.67%) IFS
8 3 (0.67%) Infor
8 3 (0.67%) SYSPRO
8 3 (0.67%) VMware
9 2 (0.45%) IBM
9 2 (0.45%) PeopleSoft