Period
to 15 April 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 15 April 2021 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Pharmaceutical (Pharma)
UK
6 months to
15 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 272 563 607
Rank change year-on-year +291 +44 +50
Permanent jobs citing Pharmaceutical 943 446 624
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 1.13% 0.40% 0.42%
As % of the General category 2.84% 0.99% 1.04%
Number of salaries quoted 255 289 400
10th Percentile £30,950 £27,500 £27,500
25th Percentile £41,250 £35,000 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £45,000 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +22.22% -10.00% -
75th Percentile £76,250 £70,000 £67,500
90th Percentile £82,500 £95,000 £92,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £40,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +25.00% -11.11% +2.86%

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 33,245 45,199 60,000
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 39.75% 40.21% 40.31%
Number of salaries quoted 24,022 34,723 45,847
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,250 £30,750
25th Percentile £42,500 £41,250 £40,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £58,694 £57,250 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year +2.52% +4.09% +10.00%
75th Percentile £78,750 £77,500 £73,750
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 15 April 2021.

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 15 April 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 +228 699 £55,000 +20.64% 262
UK excluding London +209 500 £50,000 +25.00% 214
South East +174 247 £60,000 +50.00% 73
Work from Home +66 233 £51,250 +5.67% 49
London +150 199 £70,000 +12.00% 68
East of England +100 112 £46,250 +8.82% 35
North of England +54 52 £36,000 -12.73% 48
North West +41 38 £40,000 -13.51% 29
Midlands +25 32 £41,000 +9.33% 22
South West +25 24 £42,500 +30.77% 15
Scotland +21 21 £54,000 +20.00% 13
East Midlands +22 20 £38,750 +3.33% 12
Yorkshire +15 13 £35,000 -9.68% 16
Wales - 12 £31,000 - 8
West Midlands +23 11 £44,500 +13.38% 10
North East +20 1 - - 3

For the 6 months to 15 April 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.

1 288 (30.54%) Degree
2 254 (26.94%) Project Management
3 214 (22.69%) Life Science
4 177 (18.77%) SAS
5 175 (18.56%) Management Information System
5 175 (18.56%) Agile Software Development
6 174 (18.45%) Manufacturing
7 161 (17.07%) Computer Science
8 155 (16.44%) Data Management
9 141 (14.95%) Matrix Organization
10 137 (14.53%) Law
11 136 (14.42%) Validation
12 134 (14.21%) Information Security
12 134 (14.21%) CDISC
13 133 (14.10%) Legal
14 131 (13.89%) GDPR
15 127 (13.47%) Data Protection
16 125 (13.26%) Analytics
17 124 (13.15%) Statistics
18 115 (12.20%) Mathematics
19 94 (9.97%) Mentoring
20 93 (9.86%) Analytical Skills
21 90 (9.54%) Problem-Solving
22 87 (9.23%) Finance
23 85 (9.01%) Microsoft
23 85 (9.01%) Azure
24 83 (8.80%) Marketing
25 81 (8.59%) Biotechnology
26 72 (7.64%) QA
27 68 (7.21%) JavaScript

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
1 177 (18.77%) SAS
2 17 (1.80%) SharePoint
3 13 (1.38%) CMS
4 6 (0.64%) MS Exchange
4 6 (0.64%) WordPress
5 5 (0.53%) Confluence
5 5 (0.53%) Elasticsearch
6 3 (0.32%) Drupal
6 3 (0.32%) IIS
7 2 (0.21%) SharePoint 2013
7 2 (0.21%) WinCC
8 1 (0.11%) Apache Solr
8 1 (0.11%) Apache Spark
8 1 (0.11%) Liferay
8 1 (0.11%) Site Server
Applications
1 41 (4.35%) Microsoft Office
2 26 (2.76%) Microsoft Excel
3 13 (1.38%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 9 (0.95%) Microsoft Project
4 9 (0.95%) Spreadsheet
5 5 (0.53%) MS Visio
6 4 (0.42%) SPSS
7 3 (0.32%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 29 (3.08%) SAP S/4HANA
2 7 (0.74%) BambooHR
3 5 (0.53%) SAP MM
3 5 (0.53%) SAP SD
4 3 (0.32%) Primavera
4 3 (0.32%) SAP HR
4 3 (0.32%) SAP PM
4 3 (0.32%) SAP PS
5 2 (0.21%) Dynamics NAV
5 2 (0.21%) NetSuite
5 2 (0.21%) Oracle Clinical
5 2 (0.21%) Oracle EBS
5 2 (0.21%) SAP PP
5 2 (0.21%) WebTrends
6 1 (0.11%) SAP APO
6 1 (0.11%) SAP CRM
6 1 (0.11%) SAP FI
6 1 (0.11%) SAP FI/CO
6 1 (0.11%) SAP MDM
6 1 (0.11%) SAP R/3
Cloud Services
1 85 (9.01%) Azure
2 41 (4.35%) AWS
3 28 (2.97%) SaaS
4 20 (2.12%) Veeva
5 19 (2.01%) Power Platform
6 14 (1.48%) Microsoft 365
7 12 (1.27%) GCP
8 11 (1.17%) PaaS
9 9 (0.95%) AWS CloudFormation
9 9 (0.95%) BrowserStack
10 6 (0.64%) Cloud Computing
10 6 (0.64%) Google Analytics
11 5 (0.53%) Smartsheet
12 3 (0.32%) Azure Data Factory
12 3 (0.32%) Azure Stack
12 3 (0.32%) Dynamics 365
13 2 (0.21%) Google Workspace
13 2 (0.21%) IaaS
14 1 (0.11%) GitHub
14 1 (0.11%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 12 (1.27%) Firewall
2 8 (0.85%) DNS
2 8 (0.85%) VPN
3 7 (0.74%) DHCP
4 6 (0.64%) FTP
5 5 (0.53%) LAN
6 4 (0.42%) WAN
7 3 (0.32%) Fibre Channel
7 3 (0.32%) Intranet
7 3 (0.32%) TCP/IP
7 3 (0.32%) Unified Communications
8 2 (0.21%) Internet
9 1 (0.11%) IPsec
9 1 (0.11%) Network Security
9 1 (0.11%) SAN
9 1 (0.11%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (2.65%) Base SAS
2 23 (2.44%) SQL Server
3 19 (2.01%) Power BI
4 18 (1.91%) MySQL
5 17 (1.80%) Relational Database
6 16 (1.70%) Tableau
7 13 (1.38%) NoSQL
8 12 (1.27%) Data Warehouse
8 12 (1.27%) Electronic Patient Records
8 12 (1.27%) Spotfire
9 11 (1.17%) Big Data
10 8 (0.85%) GIS
11 6 (0.64%) Hadoop
12 4 (0.42%) Azure SQL Database
12 4 (0.42%) BusinessObjects
12 4 (0.42%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 3 (0.32%) BigQuery
13 3 (0.32%) Data Lake
14 2 (0.21%) Neo4j
14 2 (0.21%) Qlik Sense
Development Applications
1 21 (2.23%) JIRA
2 16 (1.70%) Jenkins
3 14 (1.48%) Git (software)
4 11 (1.17%) Selenium
5 10 (1.06%) Visual Studio
6 9 (0.95%) Appium
6 9 (0.95%) Postman
7 8 (0.85%) Visual Studio Code
8 5 (0.53%) TestRail
9 4 (0.42%) gulp
9 4 (0.42%) Maven
9 4 (0.42%) TeamCity
10 3 (0.32%) Axure RP
10 3 (0.32%) Bitbucket
10 3 (0.32%) JUnit
11 2 (0.21%) Dreamweaver
11 2 (0.21%) Gradle
11 2 (0.21%) Mercurial
11 2 (0.21%) SpecFlow
11 2 (0.21%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 174 (18.45%) Manufacturing
2 137 (14.53%) Law
3 133 (14.10%) Legal
4 87 (9.23%) Finance
5 83 (8.80%) Marketing
6 40 (4.24%) Retail
7 19 (2.01%) Games
8 12 (1.27%) Advertising
8 12 (1.27%) German Language
9 11 (1.17%) Publishing
10 10 (1.06%) Czech Language
11 9 (0.95%) Automotive
11 9 (0.95%) Italian Language
11 9 (0.95%) Telecoms
12 7 (0.74%) French Language
12 7 (0.74%) Social Science
13 6 (0.64%) Public Sector
14 4 (0.42%) Spanish Language
15 3 (0.32%) Banking
15 3 (0.32%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 148 (15.69%) Programmer
2 127 (13.47%) Administrator
3 114 (12.09%) Data Administrator
4 105 (11.13%) Statistical Programmer
5 99 (10.50%) Data Manager
6 79 (8.38%) Analyst
7 72 (7.64%) Senior Programmer
8 61 (6.47%) Developer
9 54 (5.73%) Senior Statistical Programmer
10 42 (4.45%) Consultant
11 37 (3.92%) Senior Manager
12 35 (3.71%) Architect
13 34 (3.61%) Software Engineer
14 32 (3.39%) Project Manager
15 31 (3.29%) SAS Programmer
16 21 (2.23%) Security Administrator
17 20 (2.12%) Business Analyst
18 19 (2.01%) Systems Analyst
19 17 (1.80%) Solutions Architect
20 16 (1.70%) .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 46 (4.88%) .NET
2 41 (4.35%) HTML
3 37 (3.92%) CSS
4 32 (3.39%) XML
5 19 (2.01%) React
6 15 (1.59%) AngularJS
7 14 (1.48%) Hibernate
8 12 (1.27%) Spring
8 12 (1.27%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 11 (1.17%) HTML5
10 10 (1.06%) Node.js
11 9 (0.95%) Blazor
11 9 (0.95%) RESTful
12 8 (0.85%) Laravel
12 8 (0.85%) Symfony
13 7 (0.74%) .NET Core
14 6 (0.64%) ASP.NET
14 6 (0.64%) Spring Boot
14 6 (0.64%) Web Services
15 5 (0.53%) Shiny
Miscellaneous
1 214 (22.69%) Life Science
2 175 (18.56%) Management Information System
3 93 (9.86%) Analytical Skills
4 81 (8.59%) Biotechnology
5 37 (3.92%) Self-Motivation
6 22 (2.33%) Social Media
7 19 (2.01%) FMCG
7 19 (2.01%) Pharmacovigilance
8 18 (1.91%) Virtual Team
9 16 (1.70%) Enterprise Software
10 15 (1.59%) User Experience
11 14 (1.48%) Algorithms
12 13 (1.38%) NHS
13 12 (1.27%) Data Structures
14 10 (1.06%) Mobile App
14 10 (1.06%) SCADA
15 6 (0.64%) Animation
15 6 (0.64%) Digital Media
16 5 (0.53%) LIMS
16 5 (0.53%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 31 (3.29%) Windows
2 17 (1.80%) Android
2 17 (1.80%) Apple iOS
3 15 (1.59%) Linux
4 9 (0.95%) Windows Server
5 2 (0.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (0.21%) Windows 10
5 2 (0.21%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (0.11%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 254 (26.94%) Project Management
2 175 (18.56%) Agile Software Development
3 161 (17.07%) Computer Science
4 155 (16.44%) Data Management
5 141 (14.95%) Matrix Organization
6 136 (14.42%) Validation
7 134 (14.21%) Information Security
8 127 (13.47%) Data Protection
9 125 (13.26%) Analytics
10 124 (13.15%) Statistics
11 115 (12.20%) Mathematics
12 94 (9.97%) Mentoring
13 90 (9.54%) Problem-Solving
14 60 (6.36%) Software Engineering
15 59 (6.26%) Data Analysis
16 57 (6.04%) Stakeholder Management
17 56 (5.94%) Biostatistics
18 55 (5.83%) Clinical Data Management
19 53 (5.62%) Data Science
19 53 (5.62%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 68 (7.21%) JavaScript
2 54 (5.73%) R
3 48 (5.09%) Python
4 46 (4.88%) Java
4 46 (4.88%) SQL
5 42 (4.45%) C#
6 28 (2.97%) SAS Macro
7 18 (1.91%) TypeScript
8 14 (1.48%) PHP
9 12 (1.27%) C
10 10 (1.06%) ES6
11 6 (0.64%) PL/1
12 5 (0.53%) Embedded C
13 4 (0.42%) Go
14 3 (0.32%) Apex Code
14 3 (0.32%) Apple Swift
14 3 (0.32%) Bash Shell
14 3 (0.32%) Clojure
14 3 (0.32%) Kotlin
14 3 (0.32%) ML
Qualifications
1 288 (30.54%) Degree
2 41 (4.35%) Computer Science Degree
3 27 (2.86%) Master's Degree
4 22 (2.33%) Numerate Degree
4 22 (2.33%) PhD
5 12 (1.27%) PMI Certification
6 9 (0.95%) PMP
7 8 (0.85%) SC Cleared
7 8 (0.85%) Security Cleared
8 5 (0.53%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 4 (0.42%) HND
10 3 (0.32%) APMP
10 3 (0.32%) TOGAF Certification
11 2 (0.21%) Postgraduate
12 1 (0.11%) CCNA
12 1 (0.11%) CCNP
12 1 (0.11%) Cisco Certification
12 1 (0.11%) CISSP
12 1 (0.11%) ITIL Certification
12 1 (0.11%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 134 (14.21%) CDISC
2 131 (13.89%) GDPR
3 72 (7.64%) QA
4 47 (4.98%) Good Clinical Practice
5 20 (2.12%) Data Quality
5 20 (2.12%) GMP
6 16 (1.70%) GxP
7 14 (1.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 12 (1.27%) 21 CFR Part 11
8 12 (1.27%) ISO 9001
9 9 (0.95%) GAMP
10 8 (0.85%) GLP
11 3 (0.32%) HIPAA
11 3 (0.32%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 2 (0.21%) PMO
12 2 (0.21%) SLA
13 1 (0.11%) HL7
13 1 (0.11%) ISO 13485
13 1 (0.11%) ITGC
System Software
1 18 (1.91%) Active Directory
2 11 (1.17%) Docker
3 2 (0.21%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.11%) HDFS
4 1 (0.11%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 1 (0.11%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 11 (1.17%) Terraform
2 8 (0.85%) Kubernetes
2 8 (0.85%) Puppet
3 6 (0.64%) Ansible
3 6 (0.64%) Opscode Chef
4 3 (0.32%) SCCM
5 2 (0.21%) Microsoft Intune
6 1 (0.11%) CASB
Vendors
1 85 (9.01%) Microsoft
2 57 (6.04%) SAP
3 18 (1.91%) Facebook
3 18 (1.91%) Oracle
4 13 (1.38%) Google
5 12 (1.27%) Salesforce.com
6 11 (1.17%) Instagram
7 8 (0.85%) Twitter
8 7 (0.74%) Apple
9 6 (0.64%) CA Agile Central
9 6 (0.64%) IBM
10 5 (0.53%) Atlassian
10 5 (0.53%) Citrix
11 4 (0.42%) Dell
11 4 (0.42%) Informatica
11 4 (0.42%) Siemens
11 4 (0.42%) VMware
12 3 (0.32%) EMC
12 3 (0.32%) McAfee
12 3 (0.32%) NetApp