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

Pharmaceutical (Pharma)
UK
6 months to
3 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 483 577 674
Rank change year-on-year +94 +97 -89
Permanent jobs citing Pharmaceutical 316 628 596
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.47% 0.44% 0.34%
As % of the General category 1.19% 1.09% 0.80%
Number of salaries quoted 229 503 406
Median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% -9.09% +10.00%
10th Percentile £31,250 £27,500 £28,875
90th Percentile £95,000 £86,000 £90,125
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year -15.00% +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 26,505 57,358 74,798
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 39.41% 39.80% 43.22%
Number of salaries quoted 20,304 43,203 57,318
Median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.09% +4.76% +5.00%
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,000 £29,000
90th Percentile £97,500 £90,000 £86,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £46,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +7.53% +3.33% +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 August 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 August 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 +84 282 £58,750 +17.50% 150
UK excluding London +102 186 £42,500 -15.00% 113
London +119 118 £72,500 +11.54% 42
South East +120 71 £50,000 - 26
East of England +46 36 £45,000 -10.00% 37
South West +124 23 £42,500 +21.43% 10
North of England +77 18 £40,000 -23.81% 19
Scotland +92 17 £40,000 -20.00% 1
North West +77 15 £45,000 -14.29% 15
Midlands +101 11 - - 15
East Midlands +79 10 - - 13
Work from Home +27 10 £62,500 +25.00% 29
Northern Ireland +20 10 £45,000 +9.76% 5
North East - 2 - -
Yorkshire +92 1 £37,500 -16.67% 4
West Midlands +80 1 - - 2

For the 6 months to 3 August 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 97 (30.70%) Agile Software Development
2 79 (25.00%) Analytics
3 54 (17.09%) Data Science
4 43 (13.61%) Mathematics
5 42 (13.29%) Project Management
6 41 (12.97%) Degree
7 39 (12.34%) AWS
8 37 (11.71%) Finance
8 37 (11.71%) Manufacturing
9 36 (11.39%) Data Analysis
9 36 (11.39%) SDLC
10 35 (11.08%) Azure
10 35 (11.08%) Algorithms
11 33 (10.44%) PhD
12 32 (10.13%) Python
12 32 (10.13%) Big Data
13 31 (9.81%) Software Architecture
13 31 (9.81%) Life Science
14 30 (9.49%) Microsoft
14 30 (9.49%) Software Engineering
14 30 (9.49%) Scrum
15 28 (8.86%) .NET
15 28 (8.86%) Computer Science
16 25 (7.91%) HTML
16 25 (7.91%) CSS
17 24 (7.59%) SAP
17 24 (7.59%) PaaS
17 24 (7.59%) Problem-Solving
18 23 (7.28%) Innovative Thinking
18 23 (7.28%) TOGAF

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 (2.22%) Confluence
2 5 (1.58%) Apache Spark
3 4 (1.27%) Apache
3 4 (1.27%) CMS
3 4 (1.27%) Elasticsearch
4 2 (0.63%) MS Exchange
4 2 (0.63%) SAS
4 2 (0.63%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.32%) Apache Pig
5 1 (0.32%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (0.32%) OpenStack
5 1 (0.32%) WinCC
Applications
1 8 (2.53%) Microsoft Excel
2 6 (1.90%) Microsoft Office
3 5 (1.58%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.32%) Adobe Illustrator
4 1 (0.32%) Figma
4 1 (0.32%) InVision
4 1 (0.32%) Marvel
4 1 (0.32%) Photoshop
4 1 (0.32%) Sketch
4 1 (0.32%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 10 (3.16%) SAP S/4HANA
2 3 (0.95%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 3 (0.95%) SAP SD
3 2 (0.63%) NetSuite
4 1 (0.32%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.32%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 1 (0.32%) SAP CO
4 1 (0.32%) SAP CRM
4 1 (0.32%) SAP FI
4 1 (0.32%) SAP FI/CO
4 1 (0.32%) SAP GTS
4 1 (0.32%) SAP MM
4 1 (0.32%) SAP PP
Cloud Services
1 39 (12.34%) AWS
2 35 (11.08%) Azure
3 24 (7.59%) PaaS
4 16 (5.06%) Office 365
5 14 (4.43%) Power Platform
6 11 (3.48%) SaaS
7 6 (1.90%) Firebase
8 4 (1.27%) AWS CloudFormation
8 4 (1.27%) GCP
8 4 (1.27%) OpenShift
9 3 (0.95%) AWS Lambda
9 3 (0.95%) Cloud Computing
9 3 (0.95%) Dynamics 365
9 3 (0.95%) Serverless
9 3 (0.95%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 2 (0.63%) Amazon EC2
10 2 (0.63%) Amazon S3
10 2 (0.63%) GitHub
10 2 (0.63%) IaaS
11 1 (0.32%) NuGet
Communications & Networking
1 9 (2.85%) Firewall
1 9 (2.85%) Internet
2 7 (2.22%) TCP/IP
3 5 (1.58%) DHCP
3 5 (1.58%) DNS
3 5 (1.58%) VPN
4 4 (1.27%) Cisco ASA
5 3 (0.95%) Wireless
6 2 (0.63%) Network Security
6 2 (0.63%) Skype
6 2 (0.63%) VoIP
6 2 (0.63%) Wi-Fi
7 1 (0.32%) Intranet
7 1 (0.32%) PBX
7 1 (0.32%) Remote Desktop
7 1 (0.32%) SCCP
7 1 (0.32%) SMTP
7 1 (0.32%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (10.13%) Big Data
2 14 (4.43%) Power BI
3 8 (2.53%) Data Warehouse
3 8 (2.53%) MySQL
3 8 (2.53%) SQL Server
4 5 (1.58%) Hadoop
5 4 (1.27%) Apache Hive
5 4 (1.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 4 (1.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 3 (0.95%) Apache Cassandra
6 3 (0.95%) Mixpanel
6 3 (0.95%) MongoDB
6 3 (0.95%) NoSQL
6 3 (0.95%) QlikView
6 3 (0.95%) SAP HANA
6 3 (0.95%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 2 (0.63%) Amazon RDS
7 2 (0.63%) Amazon Redshift
7 2 (0.63%) MariaDB
7 2 (0.63%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 20 (6.33%) JIRA
2 16 (5.06%) Git (software)
3 9 (2.85%) Visual Studio
4 6 (1.90%) Jenkins
5 5 (1.58%) Selenium
6 4 (1.27%) Appium
6 4 (1.27%) Subversion
7 2 (0.63%) RStudio
8 1 (0.32%) Cucumber
8 1 (0.32%) Gerrit
8 1 (0.32%) JMeter
8 1 (0.32%) JUnit
8 1 (0.32%) Octopus Deploy
8 1 (0.32%) Postman
8 1 (0.32%) RSpec
8 1 (0.32%) SoapUI
8 1 (0.32%) SonarQube
8 1 (0.32%) TeamCity
General
1 37 (11.71%) Finance
1 37 (11.71%) Manufacturing
2 17 (5.38%) Retail
3 13 (4.11%) Marketing
4 11 (3.48%) Billing
5 8 (2.53%) Banking
6 7 (2.22%) Legal
6 7 (2.22%) Telecoms
7 5 (1.58%) Advertising
7 5 (1.58%) Automotive
7 5 (1.58%) Back Office
8 3 (0.95%) Aerospace
8 3 (0.95%) Public Sector
9 2 (0.63%) German Language
9 2 (0.63%) Italian Language
9 2 (0.63%) Law
9 2 (0.63%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 51 (16.14%) Developer
2 42 (13.29%) Architect
3 29 (9.18%) Project Manager
4 27 (8.54%) Analyst
5 26 (8.23%) Consultant
6 22 (6.96%) Software Architect
7 16 (5.06%) Business Analyst
8 14 (4.43%) Software Developer
9 11 (3.48%) Data Engineer
10 10 (3.16%) Recruitment Consultant
11 9 (2.85%) Digital Project Manager
11 9 (2.85%) Lead Architect
12 8 (2.53%) Administrator
12 8 (2.53%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 8 (2.53%) Senior Developer
12 8 (2.53%) Systems Administrator
13 7 (2.22%) .NET Developer
13 7 (2.22%) Data Analyst
13 7 (2.22%) Senior Analyst
13 7 (2.22%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (8.86%) .NET
2 25 (7.91%) CSS
2 25 (7.91%) HTML
3 13 (4.11%) AngularJS
3 13 (4.11%) RESTful
4 11 (3.48%) JSON
4 11 (3.48%) React
5 10 (3.16%) Web Services
6 8 (2.53%) Vue.js
7 7 (2.22%) jQuery
7 7 (2.22%) XML
8 6 (1.90%) .NET Framework
8 6 (1.90%) Node.js
9 4 (1.27%) Spring
9 4 (1.27%) Spring Boot
10 3 (0.95%) CSS3
10 3 (0.95%) HTML5
10 3 (0.95%) Natural Language Processing
10 3 (0.95%) PyTorch
10 3 (0.95%) TensorFlow
Miscellaneous
1 35 (11.08%) Algorithms
2 31 (9.81%) Life Science
3 19 (6.01%) Analytical Skills
4 17 (5.38%) User Experience
5 16 (5.06%) Enterprise Software
6 15 (4.75%) Biotechnology
7 10 (3.16%) Self-Motivation
8 9 (2.85%) Management Information System
8 9 (2.85%) Mobile App
9 8 (2.53%) SCADA
9 8 (2.53%) Social Media
10 7 (2.22%) Data Centre
10 7 (2.22%) Greenfield Project
11 5 (1.58%) FMCG
11 5 (1.58%) PMI
12 4 (1.27%) Industry 4.0
13 3 (0.95%) Hybrid Cloud
14 2 (0.63%) EMC VMAX
14 2 (0.63%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
14 2 (0.63%) Industrial Internet of Things
Operating Systems
1 13 (4.11%) Android
1 13 (4.11%) Apple iOS
1 13 (4.11%) Windows
2 12 (3.80%) Linux
3 6 (1.90%) Unix
4 4 (1.27%) Windows 7
5 3 (0.95%) Windows XP
6 2 (0.63%) Windows Server
7 1 (0.32%) SUSE
7 1 (0.32%) Windows 10
7 1 (0.32%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 97 (30.70%) Agile Software Development
2 79 (25.00%) Analytics
3 54 (17.09%) Data Science
4 43 (13.61%) Mathematics
5 42 (13.29%) Project Management
6 36 (11.39%) Data Analysis
6 36 (11.39%) SDLC
7 31 (9.81%) Software Architecture
8 30 (9.49%) Scrum
8 30 (9.49%) Software Engineering
9 28 (8.86%) Computer Science
10 24 (7.59%) Problem-Solving
11 23 (7.28%) Innovative Thinking
11 23 (7.28%) TOGAF
12 22 (6.96%) Threat Modelling
13 21 (6.65%) Artificial Intelligence
13 21 (6.65%) Business Intelligence
14 19 (6.01%) Visualisation
15 18 (5.70%) Service Management
15 18 (5.70%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 32 (10.13%) Python
2 22 (6.96%) C#
3 21 (6.65%) JavaScript
4 18 (5.70%) SQL
5 15 (4.75%) Java
6 11 (3.48%) PHP
6 11 (3.48%) R
7 9 (2.85%) Apple Swift
7 9 (2.85%) Kotlin
7 9 (2.85%) TypeScript
8 7 (2.22%) C
9 6 (1.90%) PowerShell
10 4 (1.27%) C++
10 4 (1.27%) Ruby
11 3 (0.95%) Ladder Logic
11 3 (0.95%) Scala
11 3 (0.95%) VB.NET
12 2 (0.63%) Go
12 2 (0.63%) Lua
12 2 (0.63%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 41 (12.97%) Degree
2 33 (10.44%) PhD
3 10 (3.16%) Computer Science Degree
4 6 (1.90%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 5 (1.58%) CISSP
5 5 (1.58%) Master's Degree
5 5 (1.58%) PMI Certification
6 2 (0.63%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (0.63%) CISM
6 2 (0.63%) MCSA
6 2 (0.63%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (0.63%) Numerate Degree
7 1 (0.32%) CCNA
7 1 (0.32%) CCSP
7 1 (0.32%) CIMA
7 1 (0.32%) CISA
7 1 (0.32%) MCSE
7 1 (0.32%) PMP
7 1 (0.32%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (0.32%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (4.75%) GxP
2 14 (4.43%) QA
3 6 (1.90%) Data Quality
4 5 (1.58%) GDPR
4 5 (1.58%) Good Clinical Practice
5 3 (0.95%) GAMP
5 3 (0.95%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 2 (0.63%) GLP
6 2 (0.63%) GMP
6 2 (0.63%) IEC 62304
6 2 (0.63%) ISO 13485
7 1 (0.32%) 21 CFR Part 11
7 1 (0.32%) COBIT
7 1 (0.32%) Cyber Essentials
7 1 (0.32%) ISO 31000
7 1 (0.32%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.32%) NIST
7 1 (0.32%) PMO
7 1 (0.32%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.32%) SLA
System Software
1 21 (6.65%) Docker
2 9 (2.85%) Active Directory
3 3 (0.95%) Hyper-V
4 2 (0.63%) LXC
4 2 (0.63%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.32%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 6 (1.90%) Kubernetes
1 6 (1.90%) Terraform
2 2 (0.63%) Ansible
2 2 (0.63%) Puppet
3 1 (0.32%) Docker Swarm
3 1 (0.32%) Graylog
3 1 (0.32%) logstash
3 1 (0.32%) McAfee ePO
3 1 (0.32%) Mesos
3 1 (0.32%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.32%) Prometheus
3 1 (0.32%) SCCM
3 1 (0.32%) SolarWinds Orion
3 1 (0.32%) WSUS
Vendors
1 30 (9.49%) Microsoft
2 24 (7.59%) SAP
3 12 (3.80%) Google
4 10 (3.16%) Tableau
5 9 (2.85%) ServiceNow
6 8 (2.53%) Cisco
6 8 (2.53%) Salesforce.com
7 5 (1.58%) Oracle
7 5 (1.58%) VMware
8 4 (1.27%) Cognizant
8 4 (1.27%) Meraki
8 4 (1.27%) Rockwell
8 4 (1.27%) Siemens
9 3 (0.95%) Allen-Bradley
9 3 (0.95%) Alteryx
9 3 (0.95%) Dell
9 3 (0.95%) Hortonworks
9 3 (0.95%) hybris
9 3 (0.95%) Xamarin
10 2 (0.63%) EMC