Period
to 14 December 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 14 December 2019 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Pharmaceutical (Pharma)
UK
6 months to
14 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 617 634 621
Rank change year-on-year +17 -13 -85
Permanent jobs citing Pharmaceutical 481 583 713
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.36% 0.37% 0.40%
As % of the General category 0.92% 0.87% 0.88%
Number of salaries quoted 342 411 494
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - -
10th Percentile £28,525 £31,250 £31,250
90th Percentile £95,000 £90,000 £90,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £43,750 £45,000
% change year-on-year -2.86% -2.78% -3.23%

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 52,292 66,942 80,998
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 39.63% 42.02% 45.09%
Number of salaries quoted 39,571 51,188 59,747
UK median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +10.00% -
10th Percentile £31,250 £30,000 £29,250
90th Percentile £95,000 £88,530 £83,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +2.27%

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 14 December 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 14 December 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 +10 439 £55,000 +6.80% 311
UK excluding London +1 249 £42,500 -2.86% 254
London +71 212 £62,500 -1.96% 66
South East -4 97 £45,000 +12.50% 60
East of England +32 49 £45,591 -10.17% 56
Midlands +36 34 £39,250 -23.41% 40
North of England +3 30 £46,250 +2.78% 67
North West +1 21 £45,000 - 54
East Midlands +19 18 £42,500 -15.00% 18
West Midlands +32 16 £27,500 -51.54% 22
Scotland +45 14 £36,767 -13.49% 5
South West +21 14 £35,000 -48.91% 22
Yorkshire +27 9 £47,500 +10.47% 7
Wales +1 6 £41,750 +7.74% 4
Northern Ireland +4 5 £45,000 +5.88%

For the 6 months to 14 December 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.

1 117 (24.32%) Agile Software Development
2 99 (20.58%) Problem-Solving
3 96 (19.96%) Finance
4 90 (18.71%) Analytics
5 80 (16.63%) Life Science
6 78 (16.22%) Degree
7 63 (13.10%) Analytical Skills
8 60 (12.47%) Data Science
9 59 (12.27%) Project Management
10 52 (10.81%) SQL
11 51 (10.60%) Mathematics
12 50 (10.40%) Software Engineering
12 50 (10.40%) JavaScript
13 49 (10.19%) Big Data
14 46 (9.56%) SDLC
15 45 (9.36%) PhD
16 43 (8.94%) Python
17 42 (8.73%) Computer Science
17 42 (8.73%) Machine Learning
18 40 (8.32%) Algorithms
19 39 (8.11%) Presales
19 39 (8.11%) Retail
20 38 (7.90%) Data Analysis
20 38 (7.90%) Data Modelling
21 37 (7.69%) Azure
21 37 (7.69%) DevOps
22 34 (7.07%) Windows
23 33 (6.86%) C#
24 32 (6.65%) Salesforce.com
24 32 (6.65%) Stakeholder Management

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 7 (1.46%) SAS
2 5 (1.04%) OpenStack
3 4 (0.83%) CMS
3 4 (0.83%) Drupal
3 4 (0.83%) Umbraco
3 4 (0.83%) WordPress
4 3 (0.62%) Apache Airflow
4 3 (0.62%) Luigi
4 3 (0.62%) SharePoint
5 2 (0.42%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 2 (0.42%) Apache Spark
5 2 (0.42%) Elasticsearch
5 2 (0.42%) Oracle Workflow
6 1 (0.21%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (0.21%) Confluence
6 1 (0.21%) Skype for Business
6 1 (0.21%) SugarCRM
6 1 (0.21%) Tomcat
Applications
1 13 (2.70%) Microsoft Office
2 12 (2.49%) Microsoft Excel
3 6 (1.25%) SPSS
4 5 (1.04%) Pipeline Pilot
5 4 (0.83%) Photoshop
6 3 (0.62%) Adobe Illustrator
6 3 (0.62%) Figma
6 3 (0.62%) Sketch
7 2 (0.42%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 2 (0.42%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 6 (1.25%) Dynamics CRM
1 6 (1.25%) NetSuite
1 6 (1.25%) SAP APO
1 6 (1.25%) SAP IBP
1 6 (1.25%) SAP PP
1 6 (1.25%) SAP S/4HANA
1 6 (1.25%) SAP SCM
2 3 (0.62%) Adobe Campaign
2 3 (0.62%) Lawson
2 3 (0.62%) SAP ICH
3 2 (0.42%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.42%) SAP ERP
3 2 (0.42%) SAP MDG
4 1 (0.21%) SAP BPC
4 1 (0.21%) SAP CO
4 1 (0.21%) SAP FI
4 1 (0.21%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 37 (7.69%) Azure
2 30 (6.24%) AWS
3 21 (4.37%) PaaS
4 12 (2.49%) GCP
5 10 (2.08%) SaaS
6 6 (1.25%) Power Platform
7 5 (1.04%) Google Play
7 5 (1.04%) IaaS
7 5 (1.04%) Office 365
8 2 (0.42%) Dynamics 365
8 2 (0.42%) PowerApps
9 1 (0.21%) GitHub
9 1 (0.21%) Smartsheet
Communications & Networking
1 7 (1.46%) Internet
2 4 (0.83%) Unified Communications
2 4 (0.83%) WAN
3 3 (0.62%) DHCP
3 3 (0.62%) DNS
3 3 (0.62%) Firewall
3 3 (0.62%) LAN
3 3 (0.62%) VPN
4 2 (0.42%) Bluetooth
4 2 (0.42%) Remote Desktop
4 2 (0.42%) TCP/IP
4 2 (0.42%) VLAN
4 2 (0.42%) VoIP
4 2 (0.42%) Wi-Fi
4 2 (0.42%) WLAN
5 1 (0.21%) NAS
5 1 (0.21%) NGN
5 1 (0.21%) OpenVPN
5 1 (0.21%) Skype
5 1 (0.21%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 49 (10.19%) Big Data
2 19 (3.95%) SQL Server
3 16 (3.33%) Relational Database
4 13 (2.70%) MySQL
5 10 (2.08%) Data Warehouse
6 9 (1.87%) Data Lake
6 9 (1.87%) MongoDB
7 6 (1.25%) Power BI
8 5 (1.04%) Amazon Athena
8 5 (1.04%) KNIME
9 4 (0.83%) Data Mining
9 4 (0.83%) MariaDB
9 4 (0.83%) PostgreSQL
10 3 (0.62%) NoSQL
10 3 (0.62%) RDBMS
10 3 (0.62%) SAP HANA
10 3 (0.62%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 2 (0.42%) Hadoop
11 2 (0.42%) IBM InfoSphere
11 2 (0.42%) Spotfire
Development Applications
1 15 (3.12%) Git (software)
2 13 (2.70%) Subversion
3 6 (1.25%) Visual Studio
4 3 (0.62%) Jenkins
4 3 (0.62%) JIRA
4 3 (0.62%) JSUnit
4 3 (0.62%) Travis CI
5 2 (0.42%) Cucumber
5 2 (0.42%) Mocha
5 2 (0.42%) Oracle APEX
5 2 (0.42%) Selenium
5 2 (0.42%) SoapUI
5 2 (0.42%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (0.42%) TeamCity
5 2 (0.42%) YouTrack
6 1 (0.21%) FitNesse
6 1 (0.21%) JMeter
6 1 (0.21%) LoadRunner
6 1 (0.21%) MorphX
6 1 (0.21%) WebDriver
General
1 96 (19.96%) Finance
2 39 (8.11%) Retail
3 24 (4.99%) Manufacturing
4 21 (4.37%) Banking
5 18 (3.74%) Telecoms
6 17 (3.53%) French Language
6 17 (3.53%) Games
7 13 (2.70%) Marketing
8 11 (2.29%) German Language
9 7 (1.46%) Local Government
9 7 (1.46%) Publishing
10 6 (1.25%) Automotive
10 6 (1.25%) Electronics
10 6 (1.25%) Italian Language
11 5 (1.04%) Back Office
11 5 (1.04%) Billing
11 5 (1.04%) Legal
12 3 (0.62%) Advertising
12 3 (0.62%) Public Sector
12 3 (0.62%) Social Science
Job Titles
1 62 (12.89%) Architect
1 62 (12.89%) Developer
2 53 (11.02%) Project Manager
3 46 (9.56%) Analyst
4 22 (4.57%) Lead Architect
4 22 (4.57%) Senior Developer
5 19 (3.95%) Applications Support
6 18 (3.74%) Digital Project Manager
7 17 (3.53%) Business Analyst
8 16 (3.33%) Software Engineer
9 15 (3.12%) Consultant
10 14 (2.91%) Software Architect
10 14 (2.91%) Solutions Architect
11 13 (2.70%) Account Director
11 13 (2.70%) Business IT Analyst
11 13 (2.70%) Data Scientist
11 13 (2.70%) IT Analyst
11 13 (2.70%) IT Business Analyst
12 12 (2.49%) Senior Manager
12 12 (2.49%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (6.44%) HTML
2 28 (5.82%) .NET
3 26 (5.41%) CSS
4 23 (4.78%) AngularJS
5 21 (4.37%) React
6 17 (3.53%) Node.js
7 16 (3.33%) HTML5
8 15 (3.12%) Web Services
9 14 (2.91%) REST
10 13 (2.70%) RESTful
11 12 (2.49%) TensorFlow
12 11 (2.29%) jQuery
13 9 (1.87%) .NET Framework
13 9 (1.87%) CSS3
13 9 (1.87%) Vue.js
14 8 (1.66%) Entity Framework
14 8 (1.66%) WPF
15 7 (1.46%) Twitter Bootstrap
16 6 (1.25%) ASP.NET Web API
16 6 (1.25%) SAP Fiori
Miscellaneous
1 80 (16.63%) Life Science
2 63 (13.10%) Analytical Skills
3 40 (8.32%) Algorithms
4 23 (4.78%) FMCG
5 21 (4.37%) Enterprise Software
6 19 (3.95%) Mobile App
7 15 (3.12%) Linux Command Line
8 14 (2.91%) NHS
9 10 (2.08%) Greenfield Project
10 9 (1.87%) PMI
10 9 (1.87%) User Experience
11 8 (1.66%) Management Information System
12 7 (1.46%) Renewable Energy
12 7 (1.46%) Self-Motivation
13 6 (1.25%) EMC VMAX
13 6 (1.25%) Virtual Team
14 5 (1.04%) Data Structures
14 5 (1.04%) Robotics
15 4 (0.83%) Driving Licence
15 4 (0.83%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 34 (7.07%) Windows
2 24 (4.99%) Linux
3 20 (4.16%) Unix
4 12 (2.49%) CentOS
5 9 (1.87%) Android
5 9 (1.87%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 9 (1.87%) Ubuntu
6 6 (1.25%) Apple iOS
7 3 (0.62%) Windows 10
8 1 (0.21%) Debian
8 1 (0.21%) Mac OS
8 1 (0.21%) Nucleus RTOS
8 1 (0.21%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.21%) Windows 8
8 1 (0.21%) Windows Server
8 1 (0.21%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 117 (24.32%) Agile Software Development
2 99 (20.58%) Problem-Solving
3 90 (18.71%) Analytics
4 60 (12.47%) Data Science
5 59 (12.27%) Project Management
6 51 (10.60%) Mathematics
7 50 (10.40%) Software Engineering
8 46 (9.56%) SDLC
9 42 (8.73%) Computer Science
9 42 (8.73%) Machine Learning
10 39 (8.11%) Presales
11 38 (7.90%) Data Analysis
11 38 (7.90%) Data Modelling
12 37 (7.69%) DevOps
13 32 (6.65%) Stakeholder Management
13 32 (6.65%) Test Automation
14 31 (6.44%) Creative Thinking
15 29 (6.03%) Service Management
16 28 (5.82%) ITIL
16 28 (5.82%) Project Delivery
Programming Languages
1 52 (10.81%) SQL
2 50 (10.40%) JavaScript
3 43 (8.94%) Python
4 33 (6.86%) C#
5 31 (6.44%) Java
6 25 (5.20%) C
7 24 (4.99%) R
8 16 (3.33%) C++
9 10 (2.08%) T-SQL
10 8 (1.66%) Embedded C
11 6 (1.25%) Kotlin
12 5 (1.04%) PHP
13 4 (0.83%) Go
13 4 (0.83%) Lua
13 4 (0.83%) Scala
14 3 (0.62%) ES8
14 3 (0.62%) Objective-C
14 3 (0.62%) PL/SQL
14 3 (0.62%) PowerShell
15 2 (0.42%) Delphi
Qualifications
1 78 (16.22%) Degree
2 45 (9.36%) PhD
3 13 (2.70%) ITIL Certification
4 10 (2.08%) PMI Certification
5 9 (1.87%) DBS Check
6 6 (1.25%) ISTQB
7 5 (1.04%) Computer Science Degree
7 5 (1.04%) Master's Degree
8 4 (0.83%) CCIE
8 4 (0.83%) Cisco Certification
8 4 (0.83%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 4 (0.83%) PMP
9 3 (0.62%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 2 (0.42%) CCIE Collaboration
10 2 (0.42%) CCIE Routing and Switching
10 2 (0.42%) CCNP
10 2 (0.42%) MBA
11 1 (0.21%) ISEB
11 1 (0.21%) NVQ Level 3
11 1 (0.21%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (3.12%) GxP
2 14 (2.91%) QA
3 12 (2.49%) SLA
4 9 (1.87%) 21 CFR Part 11
5 6 (1.25%) GAMP
5 6 (1.25%) GLP
5 6 (1.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 5 (1.04%) PMO
7 4 (0.83%) Data Quality
7 4 (0.83%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 3 (0.62%) Good Clinical Practice
8 3 (0.62%) HL7
8 3 (0.62%) ISO 9001
9 2 (0.42%) Cyber Essentials
9 2 (0.42%) GDPR
9 2 (0.42%) ISO/IEC 17025
9 2 (0.42%) WAI
10 1 (0.21%) CDISC
10 1 (0.21%) GMP
System Software
1 28 (5.82%) Docker
2 15 (3.12%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (1.66%) Firmware
3 8 (1.66%) KVM
3 8 (1.66%) Xen
4 7 (1.46%) Active Directory
5 4 (0.83%) Hyper-V
5 4 (0.83%) LXC
6 2 (0.42%) VMware Workstation
7 1 (0.21%) Samba
Systems Management
1 11 (2.29%) Kubernetes
2 9 (1.87%) Ansible
3 8 (1.66%) Puppet
3 8 (1.66%) Salt
4 1 (0.21%) Kubeflow
4 1 (0.21%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 32 (6.65%) Salesforce.com
2 31 (6.44%) ServiceNow
3 28 (5.82%) Microsoft
4 25 (5.20%) SAP
5 22 (4.57%) VMware
6 16 (3.33%) Oracle
7 12 (2.49%) Google
8 11 (2.29%) Cisco
8 11 (2.29%) Dell
8 11 (2.29%) EMC
9 10 (2.08%) JD Edwards
10 8 (1.66%) NetApp
10 8 (1.66%) Tableau
11 5 (1.04%) Adobe
11 5 (1.04%) Apple
11 5 (1.04%) Epicor
11 5 (1.04%) Infor
11 5 (1.04%) PeopleSoft
12 4 (0.83%) Alteryx
13 3 (0.62%) Xamarin