Period
to 16 January 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 16 January 2021 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Pharmaceutical (Pharma)
UK
6 months to
16 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 371 629 624
Rank change year-on-year +258 -5 +8
Permanent jobs citing Pharmaceutical 468 460 583
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.75% 0.36% 0.39%
As % of the General category 1.98% 0.91% 0.93%
Number of salaries quoted 213 337 411
Median annual salary £52,500 £55,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.55% +15.79% -5.00%
10th Percentile £30,750 £28,750 £31,000
90th Percentile £82,500 £95,000 £90,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £40,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +23.46% -10.00% -

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 23,657 50,316 62,552
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 38.00% 39.89% 41.40%
Number of salaries quoted 18,385 38,469 48,307
Median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.09% - +10.00%
10th Percentile £32,750 £31,250 £30,500
90th Percentile £96,250 £95,000 £90,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £48,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +2.11% +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 16 January 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 16 January 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 +220 394 £52,500 -4.55% 255
UK excluding London +221 301 £50,000 +23.46% 218
South East +223 186 £52,500 +25.00% 59
London +131 98 £57,500 -8.00% 50
Work from Home -16 73 £42,500 -22.73% 56
East of England +91 36 £45,000 -1.30% 45
North of England +91 30 £42,500 +6.25% 40
North West +82 22 £42,500 - 33
South West +88 19 £45,000 +28.57% 20
Midlands +50 11 £41,000 +9.33% 39
Scotland +45 11 £47,000 +27.83% 7
East Midlands +43 7 £45,000 +12.50% 24
Northern Ireland +22 7 £45,000 - 2
Yorkshire +38 5 £35,000 -12.50% 6
West Midlands +55 3 £41,000 +20.59% 15
North East - 3 £47,500 - 1
Wales +42 1 £31,000 -44.89% 6

For the 6 months to 16 January 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.

1 152 (32.48%) Manufacturing
2 144 (30.77%) Project Management
3 134 (28.63%) Information Security
4 129 (27.56%) GDPR
5 128 (27.35%) Management Information System
6 123 (26.28%) Law
7 121 (25.85%) Legal
8 120 (25.64%) Matrix Organization
9 119 (25.43%) Data Protection
10 75 (16.03%) Agile Software Development
11 73 (15.60%) Degree
12 67 (14.32%) Life Science
13 63 (13.46%) Validation
14 58 (12.39%) Analytics
15 54 (11.54%) SAS
16 51 (10.90%) Analytical Skills
17 42 (8.97%) QA
17 42 (8.97%) Mentoring
18 37 (7.91%) CDISC
18 37 (7.91%) Data Management
18 37 (7.91%) JavaScript
19 36 (7.69%) Business Intelligence
19 36 (7.69%) Statistics
20 35 (7.48%) Computer Science
21 34 (7.26%) Azure
22 32 (6.84%) Microsoft
22 32 (6.84%) SQL
23 31 (6.62%) SAP
23 31 (6.62%) Finance
23 31 (6.62%) Mathematics

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 54 (11.54%) SAS
2 7 (1.50%) MS Exchange
2 7 (1.50%) SharePoint
3 5 (1.07%) Apache Spark
3 5 (1.07%) CMS
4 3 (0.64%) Drupal
5 2 (0.43%) Apache Pig
5 2 (0.43%) Elasticsearch
5 2 (0.43%) IIS
5 2 (0.43%) SharePoint 2013
5 2 (0.43%) WordPress
6 1 (0.21%) Apache Solr
6 1 (0.21%) Confluence
6 1 (0.21%) Jupyter
6 1 (0.21%) Liferay
Applications
1 7 (1.50%) Microsoft Excel
1 7 (1.50%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (1.07%) Spreadsheet
3 4 (0.85%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.43%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (0.43%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.21%) Adobe Illustrator
5 1 (0.21%) Figma
5 1 (0.21%) InVision
5 1 (0.21%) Marvel
5 1 (0.21%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.21%) Sketch
5 1 (0.21%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 11 (2.35%) SAP S/4HANA
2 2 (0.43%) SAP MM
2 2 (0.43%) SAP PP
2 2 (0.43%) SAP SD
3 1 (0.21%) Sage X3
3 1 (0.21%) SAP APO
3 1 (0.21%) SAP CO
3 1 (0.21%) SAP CRM
3 1 (0.21%) SAP FI
3 1 (0.21%) SAP FI/CO
3 1 (0.21%) SAP MDM
3 1 (0.21%) SAP R/3
3 1 (0.21%) TrackWise
Cloud Services
1 34 (7.26%) Azure
2 19 (4.06%) AWS
3 18 (3.85%) SaaS
4 14 (2.99%) BrowserStack
5 13 (2.78%) PaaS
6 11 (2.35%) Office 365
7 9 (1.92%) Power Platform
8 7 (1.50%) Veeva
9 6 (1.28%) AWS CloudFormation
10 5 (1.07%) GCP
11 3 (0.64%) Amazon EMR
11 3 (0.64%) Amazon SQS
11 3 (0.64%) Azure Active Directory
11 3 (0.64%) Firebase
12 2 (0.43%) Amazon S3
12 2 (0.43%) Cloud Computing
12 2 (0.43%) Google Analytics
12 2 (0.43%) IaaS
12 2 (0.43%) Serverless
13 1 (0.21%) Amazon Kinesis
Communications & Networking
1 16 (3.42%) Firewall
2 11 (2.35%) DNS
3 8 (1.71%) DHCP
4 6 (1.28%) Fibre Channel
5 5 (1.07%) Network Security
5 5 (1.07%) Unified Communications
6 4 (0.85%) LAN
6 4 (0.85%) VPN
6 4 (0.85%) WAN
7 3 (0.64%) TCP/IP
7 3 (0.64%) Wi-Fi
8 2 (0.43%) Cisco ASA
8 2 (0.43%) HTTP
8 2 (0.43%) VoIP
9 1 (0.21%) Intrusion Detection
9 1 (0.21%) Remote Desktop
9 1 (0.21%) SAN
9 1 (0.21%) VLAN
9 1 (0.21%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (4.91%) Big Data
2 18 (3.85%) SQL Server
3 9 (1.92%) Power BI
3 9 (1.92%) Tableau
4 7 (1.50%) Base SAS
5 6 (1.28%) Spotfire
6 5 (1.07%) NoSQL
6 5 (1.07%) Relational Database
7 4 (0.85%) Amazon Redshift
7 4 (0.85%) Apache Hive
7 4 (0.85%) Data Warehouse
7 4 (0.85%) Hadoop
8 3 (0.64%) Data Lake
8 3 (0.64%) Electronic Patient Records
9 2 (0.43%) Azure SQL Database
9 2 (0.43%) BigQuery
9 2 (0.43%) HBase
9 2 (0.43%) Neo4j
9 2 (0.43%) PostgreSQL
9 2 (0.43%) Redshift Spectrum
Development Applications
1 19 (4.06%) Jenkins
2 16 (3.42%) Selenium
3 14 (2.99%) Appium
3 14 (2.99%) Postman
4 11 (2.35%) Git (software)
5 8 (1.71%) Visual Studio
5 8 (1.71%) Visual Studio Code
6 5 (1.07%) JIRA
7 2 (0.43%) Cucumber
7 2 (0.43%) Cypress.io
7 2 (0.43%) Gradle
7 2 (0.43%) Maven
7 2 (0.43%) WebDriver
8 1 (0.21%) Bitbucket
8 1 (0.21%) CircleCI
8 1 (0.21%) ER Studio
8 1 (0.21%) Rational Rhapsody
8 1 (0.21%) SonarQube
8 1 (0.21%) Sonatype Nexus
8 1 (0.21%) Valgrind
General
1 152 (32.48%) Manufacturing
2 123 (26.28%) Law
3 121 (25.85%) Legal
4 31 (6.62%) Finance
5 18 (3.85%) Marketing
6 7 (1.50%) Telecoms
7 6 (1.28%) German Language
7 6 (1.28%) Retail
8 4 (0.85%) Czech Language
8 4 (0.85%) Italian Language
9 3 (0.64%) Public Sector
9 3 (0.64%) Publishing
10 2 (0.43%) Advertising
10 2 (0.43%) Aerospace
10 2 (0.43%) Electronics
10 2 (0.43%) Games
11 1 (0.21%) Automotive
11 1 (0.21%) Banking
11 1 (0.21%) Billing
11 1 (0.21%) Portuguese Language
Job Titles
1 118 (25.21%) Administrator
2 114 (24.36%) Data Administrator
3 45 (9.62%) Programmer
4 36 (7.69%) Consultant
5 34 (7.26%) Statistical Programmer
6 30 (6.41%) Developer
7 27 (5.77%) Analyst
8 25 (5.34%) Architect
9 21 (4.49%) Data Manager
9 21 (4.49%) Security Administrator
10 20 (4.27%) Solutions Architect
11 16 (3.42%) Senior Programmer
12 15 (3.21%) Software Engineer
13 14 (2.99%) Senior Statistical Programmer
14 13 (2.78%) Tester
15 12 (2.56%) Automation Tester
15 12 (2.56%) Software Tester
16 10 (2.14%) SAP Consultant
17 9 (1.92%) .NET Developer
17 9 (1.92%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (6.20%) .NET
2 17 (3.63%) HTML
3 15 (3.21%) CSS
4 14 (2.99%) XML
5 13 (2.78%) AngularJS
6 11 (2.35%) Web Services
7 10 (2.14%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 9 (1.92%) Blazor
9 8 (1.71%) ASP.NET
10 6 (1.28%) React
11 5 (1.07%) .NET Core
11 5 (1.07%) Django
11 5 (1.07%) Natural Language Processing
12 4 (0.85%) ASP.NET MVC
12 4 (0.85%) JSON
12 4 (0.85%) REST
12 4 (0.85%) RESTful
12 4 (0.85%) TensorFlow
13 3 (0.64%) Kafka
13 3 (0.64%) Vue.js
Miscellaneous
1 128 (27.35%) Management Information System
2 67 (14.32%) Life Science
3 51 (10.90%) Analytical Skills
4 27 (5.77%) Biotechnology
5 21 (4.49%) Self-Motivation
6 16 (3.42%) Mobile App
7 8 (1.71%) Data Centre
7 8 (1.71%) Enterprise Software
7 8 (1.71%) NHS
7 8 (1.71%) Pharmacovigilance
7 8 (1.71%) SCADA
8 5 (1.07%) Greenfield Project
8 5 (1.07%) User Experience
8 5 (1.07%) Virtual Team
9 4 (0.85%) Algorithms
9 4 (0.85%) Data Structures
9 4 (0.85%) Social Media
10 3 (0.64%) Industry 4.0
10 3 (0.64%) LIMS
10 3 (0.64%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 28 (5.98%) Windows
2 21 (4.49%) Android
3 20 (4.27%) Apple iOS
4 11 (2.35%) Windows Server
5 10 (2.14%) Linux
6 2 (0.43%) SUSE
6 2 (0.43%) Unix
6 2 (0.43%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (0.43%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 144 (30.77%) Project Management
2 134 (28.63%) Information Security
3 120 (25.64%) Matrix Organization
4 119 (25.43%) Data Protection
5 75 (16.03%) Agile Software Development
6 63 (13.46%) Validation
7 58 (12.39%) Analytics
8 42 (8.97%) Mentoring
9 37 (7.91%) Data Management
10 36 (7.69%) Business Intelligence
10 36 (7.69%) Statistics
11 35 (7.48%) Computer Science
12 31 (6.62%) Mathematics
13 28 (5.98%) Data Science
13 28 (5.98%) Problem-Solving
13 28 (5.98%) Visualisation
14 26 (5.56%) Stakeholder Management
15 23 (4.91%) Biometrics
15 23 (4.91%) Data Security
15 23 (4.91%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 37 (7.91%) JavaScript
2 32 (6.84%) SQL
3 25 (5.34%) Java
4 21 (4.49%) Python
5 17 (3.63%) R
6 15 (3.21%) C#
7 14 (2.99%) TypeScript
8 10 (2.14%) SAS Macro
9 4 (0.85%) Kotlin
10 3 (0.64%) Apple Swift
10 3 (0.64%) C
10 3 (0.64%) ES6
10 3 (0.64%) Go
10 3 (0.64%) PowerShell
10 3 (0.64%) Shell Script
11 2 (0.43%) Bash Shell
11 2 (0.43%) C++
11 2 (0.43%) VB
11 2 (0.43%) VBScript
12 1 (0.21%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 73 (15.60%) Degree
2 13 (2.78%) Numerate Degree
3 12 (2.56%) Master's Degree
4 9 (1.92%) PhD
5 8 (1.71%) SC Cleared
5 8 (1.71%) Security Cleared
6 7 (1.50%) Computer Science Degree
7 3 (0.64%) CCNA
7 3 (0.64%) Cisco Certification
7 3 (0.64%) CISM
7 3 (0.64%) CISSP
7 3 (0.64%) HND
7 3 (0.64%) Microsoft Certification
7 3 (0.64%) TOGAF Certification
7 3 (0.64%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 2 (0.43%) CISA
8 2 (0.43%) MCSA
8 2 (0.43%) PMI Certification
8 2 (0.43%) PMP
8 2 (0.43%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 129 (27.56%) GDPR
2 42 (8.97%) QA
3 37 (7.91%) CDISC
4 17 (3.63%) GMP
5 16 (3.42%) GAMP
5 16 (3.42%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 15 (3.21%) Good Clinical Practice
7 10 (2.14%) 21 CFR Part 11
7 10 (2.14%) ISO 9001
8 8 (1.71%) GxP
9 6 (1.28%) Data Quality
10 4 (0.85%) GLP
10 4 (0.85%) SLA
11 2 (0.43%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 1 (0.21%) COBIT
12 1 (0.21%) Cyber Essentials
12 1 (0.21%) HIPAA
12 1 (0.21%) HL7
12 1 (0.21%) ISO 13485
12 1 (0.21%) PMO
System Software
1 16 (3.42%) Active Directory
2 11 (2.35%) Docker
3 2 (0.43%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.21%) HDFS
4 1 (0.21%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.21%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 1 (0.21%) Virtual Desktop
4 1 (0.21%) Virtual Servers
4 1 (0.21%) Xen
Systems Management
1 11 (2.35%) Terraform
2 8 (1.71%) Kubernetes
2 8 (1.71%) SCCM
3 7 (1.50%) Ansible
3 7 (1.50%) Puppet
4 6 (1.28%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.21%) Kibana
5 1 (0.21%) MaaS360
5 1 (0.21%) Mesos
5 1 (0.21%) Microsoft Intune
5 1 (0.21%) SolarWinds Orion
5 1 (0.21%) WSUS
Vendors
1 32 (6.84%) Microsoft
2 31 (6.62%) SAP
3 10 (2.14%) Google
3 10 (2.14%) VMware
4 9 (1.92%) Citrix
4 9 (1.92%) SolarWinds
5 8 (1.71%) Dell
6 7 (1.50%) Oracle
7 6 (1.28%) Cisco
7 6 (1.28%) EMC
7 6 (1.28%) McAfee
8 5 (1.07%) IBM
9 4 (0.85%) NetApp
9 4 (0.85%) Salesforce.com
10 3 (0.64%) Apple
10 3 (0.64%) Aruba
10 3 (0.64%) Facebook
10 3 (0.64%) Instagram
11 2 (0.43%) Marketo
11 2 (0.43%) Perfecto Mobile