Period
to 3 June 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 3 June 2020 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Pharmaceutical (Pharma)
UK
6 months to
3 Jun 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 493 577 661
Rank change year-on-year +84 +84 -72
Permanent jobs citing Pharmaceutical 419 622 602
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.48% 0.44% 0.35%
As % of the General category 1.19% 1.09% 0.81%
Number of salaries quoted 278 427 396
Median annual salary £48,500 £50,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.00% -4.76% +5.00%
10th Percentile £29,250 £28,338 £30,000
90th Percentile £95,000 £85,000 £86,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,000 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year -16.00% +11.11% -5.26%

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 35,219 57,204 73,938
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 40.22% 40.11% 42.98%
Number of salaries quoted 26,683 42,948 57,099
Median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £51,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.55% +6.80% +3.00%
10th Percentile £32,334 £30,750 £29,750
90th Percentile £96,250 £90,000 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £48,500 £45,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +6.59% +1.11% +5.88%

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 3 June 2020.

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 3 June 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 +79 392 £50,000 - 136
UK excluding London +58 267 £42,000 -16.00% 103
London +119 143 £70,000 +3.70% 36
South East +75 104 £42,000 -16.00% 24
East of England +18 56 £45,000 -10.00% 31
Midlands +89 33 £37,500 -40.00% 10
North of England +54 33 £40,000 -23.81% 24
North West +43 29 £46,250 -11.90% 16
East Midlands +74 24 £37,500 -11.76% 5
South West +88 22 £36,750 -10.37% 11
Scotland +73 13 £40,000 -27.27% 1
West Midlands +60 9 £45,000 -33.33% 5
Work from Home +25 8 £48,500 +29.33% 26
Northern Ireland +12 6 £45,000 +5.88% 1
Yorkshire +89 2 £40,000 -27.27% 3
North East - 2 - - 5

For the 6 months to 3 June 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.

1 137 (32.70%) Agile Software Development
2 112 (26.73%) Analytics
3 99 (23.63%) Data Science
4 93 (22.20%) Mathematics
5 89 (21.24%) Data Analysis
6 80 (19.09%) Algorithms
7 78 (18.62%) PhD
8 70 (16.71%) Azure
9 67 (15.99%) SDLC
10 63 (15.04%) Degree
11 61 (14.56%) Software Architecture
12 59 (14.08%) Project Management
13 52 (12.41%) Finance
14 51 (12.17%) PaaS
14 51 (12.17%) Computer Science
14 51 (12.17%) Innovative Thinking
15 50 (11.93%) Problem-Solving
15 50 (11.93%) Threat Modelling
15 50 (11.93%) TOGAF
15 50 (11.93%) Python
16 46 (10.98%) C#
17 41 (9.79%) Manufacturing
17 41 (9.79%) AWS
18 39 (9.31%) JavaScript
18 39 (9.31%) .NET
19 38 (9.07%) Software Engineering
20 34 (8.11%) Life Science
20 34 (8.11%) CSS
21 33 (7.88%) Microsoft
22 31 (7.40%) HTML

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 6 (1.43%) Confluence
2 5 (1.19%) Elasticsearch
2 5 (1.19%) OpenStack
3 3 (0.72%) Apache
3 3 (0.72%) Apache Spark
3 3 (0.72%) MS Exchange
4 2 (0.48%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (0.48%) SAS
5 1 (0.24%) CMS
5 1 (0.24%) WinCC
Applications
1 11 (2.63%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (1.43%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (1.19%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 4 (0.95%) AutoCAD
4 4 (0.95%) Revit
5 1 (0.24%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 7 (1.67%) SAP S/4HANA
2 4 (0.95%) SAP CO
2 4 (0.95%) SAP FI
2 4 (0.95%) SAP FI/CO
2 4 (0.95%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 3 (0.72%) Adobe Campaign
3 3 (0.72%) Dynamics NAV
3 3 (0.72%) SAP SD
4 2 (0.48%) NetSuite
4 2 (0.48%) SAP PP
5 1 (0.24%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 1 (0.24%) SAP APO
5 1 (0.24%) SAP CRM
5 1 (0.24%) SAP GTS
5 1 (0.24%) SAP IBP
5 1 (0.24%) SAP MM
5 1 (0.24%) SAP SCM
Cloud Services
1 70 (16.71%) Azure
2 51 (12.17%) PaaS
3 41 (9.79%) AWS
4 16 (3.82%) Office 365
5 9 (2.15%) GCP
6 8 (1.91%) Power Platform
7 5 (1.19%) SaaS
8 4 (0.95%) OpenShift
9 3 (0.72%) Cloud Computing
9 3 (0.72%) Force.com
9 3 (0.72%) GitHub
9 3 (0.72%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 2 (0.48%) AWS CloudFormation
10 2 (0.48%) Serverless
11 1 (0.24%) Amazon ECS
11 1 (0.24%) Amazon EKS
11 1 (0.24%) AWS CodeCommit
11 1 (0.24%) AWS CodeDeploy
11 1 (0.24%) AWS CodePipeline
11 1 (0.24%) AWS Fargate
Communications & Networking
1 11 (2.63%) Firewall
1 11 (2.63%) VPN
2 10 (2.39%) Internet
2 10 (2.39%) TCP/IP
3 8 (1.91%) DHCP
3 8 (1.91%) DNS
4 3 (0.72%) Cisco ASA
4 3 (0.72%) Wireless
5 2 (0.48%) LAN
5 2 (0.48%) Network Security
5 2 (0.48%) PBX
5 2 (0.48%) Remote Desktop
5 2 (0.48%) Skype
5 2 (0.48%) VLAN
5 2 (0.48%) VoIP
5 2 (0.48%) WAN
5 2 (0.48%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (0.24%) SAN
6 1 (0.24%) SCCP
6 1 (0.24%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (7.40%) Big Data
2 18 (4.30%) MySQL
3 11 (2.63%) Data Warehouse
4 9 (2.15%) SQL Server
5 8 (1.91%) Power BI
5 8 (1.91%) Relational Database
6 6 (1.43%) NoSQL
7 5 (1.19%) Amazon Athena
7 5 (1.19%) MongoDB
8 4 (0.95%) SAP BW
9 3 (0.72%) Hadoop
9 3 (0.72%) MariaDB
9 3 (0.72%) Mixpanel
9 3 (0.72%) Oracle Database
9 3 (0.72%) QlikView
9 3 (0.72%) SAP HANA
9 3 (0.72%) Spotfire
10 2 (0.48%) Amazon RDS
10 2 (0.48%) Apache Cassandra
10 2 (0.48%) Apache Hive
Development Applications
1 25 (5.97%) Git (software)
2 19 (4.53%) Visual Studio
3 13 (3.10%) JIRA
4 10 (2.39%) Subversion
5 5 (1.19%) Jenkins
5 5 (1.19%) Selenium
6 4 (0.95%) Appium
7 3 (0.72%) RStudio
8 1 (0.24%) Cucumber
8 1 (0.24%) Gerrit
8 1 (0.24%) JMeter
8 1 (0.24%) JUnit
8 1 (0.24%) NUnit
8 1 (0.24%) Octopus Deploy
8 1 (0.24%) Postman
8 1 (0.24%) RSpec
8 1 (0.24%) SoapUI
8 1 (0.24%) SonarQube
8 1 (0.24%) TeamCity
General
1 52 (12.41%) Finance
2 41 (9.79%) Manufacturing
3 21 (5.01%) Retail
4 16 (3.82%) Billing
5 14 (3.34%) Marketing
6 10 (2.39%) Legal
6 10 (2.39%) Telecoms
7 8 (1.91%) Advertising
7 8 (1.91%) Banking
8 7 (1.67%) Back Office
9 6 (1.43%) German Language
9 6 (1.43%) Law
10 4 (0.95%) Automotive
10 4 (0.95%) Local Government
11 3 (0.72%) Aerospace
11 3 (0.72%) Public Sector
11 3 (0.72%) Spanish Language
12 2 (0.48%) Italian Language
12 2 (0.48%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 76 (18.14%) Architect
2 66 (15.75%) Developer
3 50 (11.93%) Software Architect
4 42 (10.02%) Project Manager
5 33 (7.88%) Consultant
6 31 (7.40%) Software Developer
7 28 (6.68%) Analyst
8 14 (3.34%) Digital Project Manager
8 14 (3.34%) Lead Architect
8 14 (3.34%) Senior Developer
8 14 (3.34%) Software Engineer
9 13 (3.10%) Recruitment Consultant
9 13 (3.10%) Software Project Manager
10 12 (2.86%) .NET Developer
10 12 (2.86%) Analytics Manager
10 12 (2.86%) Business Analyst
10 12 (2.86%) Data Analytics Manager
11 11 (2.63%) Administrator
11 11 (2.63%) Systems Administrator
12 10 (2.39%) Software Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (9.31%) .NET
2 34 (8.11%) CSS
3 31 (7.40%) HTML
4 20 (4.77%) AngularJS
5 16 (3.82%) RESTful
6 15 (3.58%) React
7 11 (2.63%) Node.js
7 11 (2.63%) Web Services
7 11 (2.63%) WPF
8 10 (2.39%) jQuery
8 10 (2.39%) Vue.js
9 8 (1.91%) .NET Framework
10 7 (1.67%) RabbitMQ
11 6 (1.43%) HTML5
11 6 (1.43%) Kafka
11 6 (1.43%) REST
12 5 (1.19%) JSON
12 5 (1.19%) PyTorch
12 5 (1.19%) Shiny
12 5 (1.19%) TensorFlow
Miscellaneous
1 80 (19.09%) Algorithms
2 34 (8.11%) Life Science
3 30 (7.16%) Analytical Skills
4 16 (3.82%) Biotechnology
4 16 (3.82%) Enterprise Software
5 13 (3.10%) FMCG
6 12 (2.86%) User Experience
7 11 (2.63%) Mobile App
7 11 (2.63%) NHS
7 11 (2.63%) Social Media
8 10 (2.39%) Management Information System
9 9 (2.15%) PMI
10 8 (1.91%) Greenfield Project
10 8 (1.91%) Self-Motivation
11 6 (1.43%) Data Centre
11 6 (1.43%) Robotics
12 5 (1.19%) SCADA
13 3 (0.72%) Hybrid Cloud
14 2 (0.48%) EMC VMAX
14 2 (0.48%) Industry 4.0
Operating Systems
1 26 (6.21%) Windows
2 14 (3.34%) Linux
3 9 (2.15%) Android
4 8 (1.91%) Apple iOS
4 8 (1.91%) Unix
5 6 (1.43%) Windows 10
5 6 (1.43%) Windows 7
6 4 (0.95%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (0.72%) Windows XP
8 2 (0.48%) Windows Server
8 2 (0.48%) Windows Server 2016
9 1 (0.24%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 137 (32.70%) Agile Software Development
2 112 (26.73%) Analytics
3 99 (23.63%) Data Science
4 93 (22.20%) Mathematics
5 89 (21.24%) Data Analysis
6 67 (15.99%) SDLC
7 61 (14.56%) Software Architecture
8 59 (14.08%) Project Management
9 51 (12.17%) Computer Science
9 51 (12.17%) Innovative Thinking
10 50 (11.93%) Problem-Solving
10 50 (11.93%) Threat Modelling
10 50 (11.93%) TOGAF
11 38 (9.07%) Software Engineering
12 28 (6.68%) Machine Learning
13 27 (6.44%) Scrum
14 24 (5.73%) Artificial Intelligence
14 24 (5.73%) Stakeholder Management
15 23 (5.49%) Business Analysis
15 23 (5.49%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 50 (11.93%) Python
2 46 (10.98%) C#
3 39 (9.31%) JavaScript
4 30 (7.16%) SQL
5 24 (5.73%) C
5 24 (5.73%) Java
6 22 (5.25%) C++
6 22 (5.25%) R
7 11 (2.63%) PHP
7 11 (2.63%) TypeScript
8 8 (1.91%) Embedded C
9 7 (1.67%) MATLAB
10 6 (1.43%) Embedded C++
10 6 (1.43%) PowerShell
11 5 (1.19%) Perl
12 4 (0.95%) Apple Swift
12 4 (0.95%) Kotlin
12 4 (0.95%) Ladder Logic
12 4 (0.95%) Scala
12 4 (0.95%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 78 (18.62%) PhD
2 63 (15.04%) Degree
3 14 (3.34%) Computer Science Degree
4 9 (2.15%) PMI Certification
5 8 (1.91%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 7 (1.67%) ISTQB
6 7 (1.67%) Master's Degree
7 4 (0.95%) CISSP
8 2 (0.48%) ITIL Certification
8 2 (0.48%) MCSA
8 2 (0.48%) MCSE
8 2 (0.48%) Microsoft Certification
9 1 (0.24%) (ISC)2 CCSP
9 1 (0.24%) ACCA
9 1 (0.24%) CCSP
9 1 (0.24%) CIMA
9 1 (0.24%) Cisco Certification
9 1 (0.24%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (4.77%) GxP
2 12 (2.86%) QA
3 9 (2.15%) Data Quality
4 4 (0.95%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 3 (0.72%) GDPR
5 3 (0.72%) Good Clinical Practice
6 2 (0.48%) 21 CFR Part 11
6 2 (0.48%) Cyber Essentials
6 2 (0.48%) GAMP
6 2 (0.48%) IEC 62304
6 2 (0.48%) ISO 13485
7 1 (0.24%) GLP
7 1 (0.24%) GMP
7 1 (0.24%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 1 (0.24%) SLA
System Software
1 28 (6.68%) Docker
2 11 (2.63%) Active Directory
3 4 (0.95%) Hyper-V
4 3 (0.72%) LXC
4 3 (0.72%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (0.48%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 10 (2.39%) Kubernetes
2 4 (0.95%) Terraform
3 2 (0.48%) Ansible
3 2 (0.48%) McAfee ePO
3 2 (0.48%) Puppet
4 1 (0.24%) Docker Swarm
4 1 (0.24%) Graylog
4 1 (0.24%) logstash
4 1 (0.24%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.24%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 33 (7.88%) Microsoft
2 22 (5.25%) SAP
3 15 (3.58%) Oracle
4 14 (3.34%) ServiceNow
5 12 (2.86%) Tableau
6 11 (2.63%) Salesforce.com
7 8 (1.91%) Google
8 5 (1.19%) Cisco
9 4 (0.95%) Autodesk
9 4 (0.95%) Cognizant
9 4 (0.95%) VMware
9 4 (0.95%) Xamarin
10 3 (0.72%) Adobe
10 3 (0.72%) Alteryx
10 3 (0.72%) Concur
10 3 (0.72%) hybris
10 3 (0.72%) Informatica
10 3 (0.72%) Meraki
10 3 (0.72%) MuleSoft
11 2 (0.48%) Dell