Period
to 24 October 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 24 October 2020 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Pharmaceutical (Pharma)
UK
6 months to
24 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 461 581 646
Rank change year-on-year +120 +65 -62
Permanent jobs citing Pharmaceutical 233 578 562
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.48% 0.42% 0.34%
As % of the General category 1.27% 1.07% 0.80%
Number of salaries quoted 185 466 414
Median annual salary £57,500 £52,500 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.52% - +5.00%
10th Percentile £35,000 £29,750 £31,250
90th Percentile £95,000 £90,000 £91,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £49,500 £47,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +4.21% +11.76% -5.56%

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 18,341 53,836 70,470
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 37.56% 39.43% 42.82%
Number of salaries quoted 14,600 40,531 54,012
Median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.09% +4.76% +5.00%
10th Percentile £33,750 £31,250 £29,750
90th Percentile £100,000 £92,500 £87,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £48,750 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +2.63% +5.56% +2.27%

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 24 October 2020.

Salary histogram for Pharmaceutical in the UK

Pharmaceutical
Top 14 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 24 October 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 +102 197 £60,000 +14.29% 199
UK excluding London +157 136 £49,500 +4.21% 164
London +112 83 £71,250 +18.75% 50
South East +152 48 £56,250 +12.50% 43
East of England +97 20 £45,000 -10.00% 31
North of England +133 17 £45,500 -9.00% 41
South West +124 17 £47,500 +35.71% 15
Northern Ireland - 15 £45,000 -
North West +100 14 £42,500 -19.05% 24
Scotland +97 14 £40,000 +8.79% 11
Work from Home -3 14 £52,500 -4.55% 37
Midlands +106 5 £75,000 +102.70% 18
East Midlands +90 5 £75,000 +66.67% 12
North East - 3 £47,500 - 7

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 69 (29.61%) Agile Software Development
2 50 (21.46%) Analytics
3 34 (14.59%) AWS
4 33 (14.16%) Big Data
5 30 (12.88%) Business Intelligence
5 30 (12.88%) Microsoft
6 29 (12.45%) Manufacturing
7 26 (11.16%) SQL
8 25 (10.73%) Software Engineering
9 24 (10.30%) Python
10 22 (9.44%) Finance
10 22 (9.44%) Degree
10 22 (9.44%) Data Science
11 21 (9.01%) Android
11 21 (9.01%) Apple iOS
11 21 (9.01%) SAP
11 21 (9.01%) .NET
12 20 (8.58%) Artificial Intelligence
13 19 (8.15%) Stakeholder Management
13 19 (8.15%) SaaS
14 18 (7.73%) Visualisation
14 18 (7.73%) Life Science
14 18 (7.73%) Windows
15 17 (7.30%) Scrum
15 17 (7.30%) Validation
15 17 (7.30%) QA
15 17 (7.30%) Test Automation
15 17 (7.30%) Office 365
16 16 (6.87%) Azure
16 16 (6.87%) 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 8 (3.43%) Apache Spark
2 5 (2.15%) Confluence
3 4 (1.72%) CMS
4 3 (1.29%) Apache
4 3 (1.29%) SharePoint
5 2 (0.86%) Apache Pig
5 2 (0.86%) MS Exchange
6 1 (0.43%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (0.43%) Jupyter
Applications
1 3 (1.29%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (0.86%) Adobe Illustrator
2 2 (0.86%) Figma
2 2 (0.86%) InVision
2 2 (0.86%) Marvel
2 2 (0.86%) Photoshop
2 2 (0.86%) Sketch
3 1 (0.43%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.43%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 9 (3.86%) SAP S/4HANA
2 1 (0.43%) NetSuite
2 1 (0.43%) Sage X3
2 1 (0.43%) SAP APO
Cloud Services
1 34 (14.59%) AWS
2 19 (8.15%) SaaS
3 17 (7.30%) Office 365
4 16 (6.87%) Azure
5 15 (6.44%) Power Platform
6 11 (4.72%) PaaS
7 8 (3.43%) BrowserStack
7 8 (3.43%) Firebase
8 6 (2.58%) AWS CloudFormation
9 4 (1.72%) Cloud Computing
10 3 (1.29%) Amazon EMR
10 3 (1.29%) Amazon S3
10 3 (1.29%) Amazon SQS
10 3 (1.29%) Dynamics 365
10 3 (1.29%) IaaS
10 3 (1.29%) Serverless
11 2 (0.86%) AWS Lambda
11 2 (0.86%) Azure Active Directory
11 2 (0.86%) OpenShift
11 2 (0.86%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 11 (4.72%) Firewall
2 6 (2.58%) Network Security
3 5 (2.15%) DNS
4 4 (1.72%) Cisco ASA
5 3 (1.29%) Fibre Channel
5 3 (1.29%) Unified Communications
5 3 (1.29%) VPN
5 3 (1.29%) Wi-Fi
6 2 (0.86%) DHCP
6 2 (0.86%) HTTP
6 2 (0.86%) TCP/IP
6 2 (0.86%) VoIP
7 1 (0.43%) Internet
7 1 (0.43%) Intranet
7 1 (0.43%) Intrusion Detection
7 1 (0.43%) Remote Desktop
7 1 (0.43%) SCCP
7 1 (0.43%) Skype
7 1 (0.43%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (14.16%) Big Data
2 15 (6.44%) Power BI
3 10 (4.29%) SQL Server
4 8 (3.43%) Data Warehouse
5 7 (3.00%) Apache Hive
5 7 (3.00%) Tableau
6 6 (2.58%) Hadoop
7 5 (2.15%) NoSQL
8 4 (1.72%) Amazon Redshift
8 4 (1.72%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 4 (1.72%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 4 (1.72%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 3 (1.29%) Apache Cassandra
9 3 (1.29%) Data Lake
9 3 (1.29%) Mixpanel
9 3 (1.29%) QlikView
10 2 (0.86%) HBase
10 2 (0.86%) MongoDB
10 2 (0.86%) PostgreSQL
10 2 (0.86%) Text Mining
Development Applications
1 15 (6.44%) Jenkins
2 14 (6.01%) JIRA
3 10 (4.29%) Appium
3 10 (4.29%) Selenium
4 9 (3.86%) Git (software)
5 8 (3.43%) Postman
6 2 (0.86%) Cucumber
6 2 (0.86%) Cypress.io
6 2 (0.86%) WebDriver
7 1 (0.43%) CircleCI
7 1 (0.43%) ER Studio
7 1 (0.43%) ERwin
7 1 (0.43%) Gradle
7 1 (0.43%) RSpec
7 1 (0.43%) SonarQube
7 1 (0.43%) Subversion
7 1 (0.43%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 29 (12.45%) Manufacturing
2 22 (9.44%) Finance
3 10 (4.29%) Marketing
3 10 (4.29%) Retail
4 4 (1.72%) Law
4 4 (1.72%) Legal
4 4 (1.72%) Telecoms
5 2 (0.86%) Advertising
5 2 (0.86%) Automotive
5 2 (0.86%) Banking
6 1 (0.43%) Aerospace
6 1 (0.43%) Back Office
6 1 (0.43%) Billing
6 1 (0.43%) Czech Language
6 1 (0.43%) French Language
6 1 (0.43%) German Language
6 1 (0.43%) Italian Language
6 1 (0.43%) Publishing
6 1 (0.43%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 30 (12.88%) Developer
2 28 (12.02%) Analyst
3 23 (9.87%) Architect
4 21 (9.01%) Consultant
5 15 (6.44%) Solutions Architect
6 12 (5.15%) Business Analyst
7 11 (4.72%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 10 (4.29%) Software Engineer
9 9 (3.86%) Data Engineer
10 8 (3.43%) Automation Tester
10 8 (3.43%) IT Analyst
10 8 (3.43%) Senior Consultant
10 8 (3.43%) Software Tester
10 8 (3.43%) Tester
11 7 (3.00%) Automation Engineer
11 7 (3.00%) Project Manager
11 7 (3.00%) Security Analyst
11 7 (3.00%) Security Consultant
11 7 (3.00%) Senior Analyst
12 6 (2.58%) Mobile Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (9.01%) .NET
2 12 (5.15%) JSON
3 11 (4.72%) HTML
4 10 (4.29%) Web Services
5 8 (3.43%) CSS
5 8 (3.43%) XML
6 6 (2.58%) AngularJS
6 6 (2.58%) React
6 6 (2.58%) RESTful
7 5 (2.15%) Kafka
7 5 (2.15%) Vue.js
8 4 (1.72%) ASP.NET
8 4 (1.72%) ASP.NET MVC
8 4 (1.72%) Natural Language Processing
9 3 (1.29%) .NET Core
9 3 (1.29%) Django
9 3 (1.29%) Node.js
9 3 (1.29%) REST
9 3 (1.29%) TensorFlow
10 2 (0.86%) Keras
Miscellaneous
1 18 (7.73%) Life Science
2 15 (6.44%) Analytical Skills
3 13 (5.58%) Mobile App
4 12 (5.15%) User Experience
5 11 (4.72%) Self-Motivation
6 10 (4.29%) Biotechnology
7 8 (3.43%) Data Centre
7 8 (3.43%) Enterprise Software
7 8 (3.43%) NHS
7 8 (3.43%) SCADA
8 4 (1.72%) Algorithms
8 4 (1.72%) Greenfield Project
8 4 (1.72%) Social Media
9 3 (1.29%) Hybrid Cloud
9 3 (1.29%) Industry 4.0
9 3 (1.29%) Robotics
10 2 (0.86%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
10 2 (0.86%) FMCG
10 2 (0.86%) iSeries
10 2 (0.86%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 21 (9.01%) Android
1 21 (9.01%) Apple iOS
2 18 (7.73%) Windows
3 10 (4.29%) Linux
4 7 (3.00%) Windows Server
5 4 (1.72%) Unix
6 2 (0.86%) SUSE
6 2 (0.86%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (0.86%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 69 (29.61%) Agile Software Development
2 50 (21.46%) Analytics
3 30 (12.88%) Business Intelligence
4 25 (10.73%) Software Engineering
5 22 (9.44%) Data Science
6 20 (8.58%) Artificial Intelligence
7 19 (8.15%) Stakeholder Management
8 18 (7.73%) Visualisation
9 17 (7.30%) Scrum
9 17 (7.30%) Test Automation
9 17 (7.30%) Validation
10 15 (6.44%) Mentoring
10 15 (6.44%) Project Management
11 14 (6.01%) Continuous Integration
11 14 (6.01%) Migration
12 13 (5.58%) ERP
12 13 (5.58%) ETL
12 13 (5.58%) Information Security
12 13 (5.58%) IT Strategy
13 12 (5.15%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 26 (11.16%) SQL
2 24 (10.30%) Python
3 16 (6.87%) JavaScript
4 13 (5.58%) Java
5 12 (5.15%) C#
5 12 (5.15%) Kotlin
6 11 (4.72%) Apple Swift
7 8 (3.43%) R
8 7 (3.00%) PowerShell
9 5 (2.15%) Ruby
10 3 (1.29%) C++
10 3 (1.29%) Scala
10 3 (1.29%) Shell Script
11 2 (0.86%) C
11 2 (0.86%) ES6
11 2 (0.86%) Go
11 2 (0.86%) TypeScript
11 2 (0.86%) VBScript
12 1 (0.43%) Bash Shell
12 1 (0.43%) PHP
Qualifications
1 22 (9.44%) Degree
2 5 (2.15%) CISSP
3 3 (1.29%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (1.29%) CISM
3 3 (1.29%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (1.29%) Numerate Degree
4 2 (0.86%) CCNA
4 2 (0.86%) Computer Science Degree
4 2 (0.86%) MCSA
4 2 (0.86%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 1 (0.43%) A+ Certification
5 1 (0.43%) CCSP
5 1 (0.43%) CISA
5 1 (0.43%) MCTS
5 1 (0.43%) Network+ Certification
5 1 (0.43%) PhD
5 1 (0.43%) PMI Certification
5 1 (0.43%) PMP
5 1 (0.43%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (0.43%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (7.30%) QA
2 9 (3.86%) GMP
3 8 (3.43%) GAMP
4 7 (3.00%) GxP
5 6 (2.58%) 21 CFR Part 11
6 5 (2.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 4 (1.72%) GDPR
8 3 (1.29%) Good Clinical Practice
8 3 (1.29%) ISO 13485
8 3 (1.29%) SLA
9 2 (0.86%) IEC 62304
9 2 (0.86%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 1 (0.43%) COBIT
10 1 (0.43%) Cyber Essentials
10 1 (0.43%) Data Quality
10 1 (0.43%) GLP
10 1 (0.43%) ISO 31000
10 1 (0.43%) ISO 9001
10 1 (0.43%) NIST
10 1 (0.43%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 12 (5.15%) Docker
2 9 (3.86%) Active Directory
3 3 (1.29%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.43%) HDFS
4 1 (0.43%) Virtual Desktop
4 1 (0.43%) Xen
Systems Management
1 10 (4.29%) Terraform
2 6 (2.58%) Kubernetes
3 5 (2.15%) Ansible
3 5 (2.15%) Puppet
3 5 (2.15%) SCCM
4 3 (1.29%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.43%) Kibana
5 1 (0.43%) MaaS360
5 1 (0.43%) Mesos
5 1 (0.43%) SolarWinds Orion
5 1 (0.43%) WSUS
Vendors
1 30 (12.88%) Microsoft
2 21 (9.01%) SAP
3 11 (4.72%) Google
4 8 (3.43%) Cisco
4 8 (3.43%) VMware
5 6 (2.58%) SolarWinds
6 5 (2.15%) Citrix
6 5 (2.15%) Dell
6 5 (2.15%) Oracle
7 3 (1.29%) Adobe
7 3 (1.29%) Allen-Bradley
7 3 (1.29%) EMC
7 3 (1.29%) Hortonworks
7 3 (1.29%) IBM
7 3 (1.29%) McAfee
7 3 (1.29%) Meraki
7 3 (1.29%) Rockwell
7 3 (1.29%) ServiceNow
7 3 (1.29%) Siemens
7 3 (1.29%) Xamarin