Period
to 19 October 2018

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 19 October 2018 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Pharmaceutical (Pharma)
UK
6 months to
19 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 640 583 533
Rank change year-on-year -57 -50 -66
Permanent jobs citing Pharmaceutical 564 794 962
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.34% 0.45% 0.50%
As % of the General category 0.84% 1.03% 1.17%
Number of salaries quoted 403 552 673
UK median annual salary £51,500 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.00% +5.26% -5.00%
10th Percentile £30,600 £31,250 £31,250
90th Percentile £91,250 £87,375 £83,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year -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 67,352 76,933 82,387
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 40.88% 44.01% 43.06%
Number of salaries quoted 51,857 55,870 67,241
UK median annual salary £52,500 £51,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.94% +3.00% -
10th Percentile £29,750 £29,000 £28,750
90th Percentile £87,500 £85,000 £83,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

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 19 October 2018.

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 19 October 2018. 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 -77 533 £52,500 +5.00% 264
UK excluding London -83 311 £42,500 -5.56% 234
London -42 229 £62,500 +4.17% 48
South East -5 130 £40,000 -23.81% 57
North of England -2 72 £42,500 +21.43% 54
East of England -33 71 £45,000 - 63
North West -14 40 £40,000 +23.08% 32
Yorkshire +20 28 £42,500 +3.03% 13
Midlands -37 19 £52,500 +5.00% 32
West Midlands -5 9 £45,000 -10.00% 18
East Midlands -19 8 £46,250 +23.33% 14
Wales 0 7 £42,500 +13.33% 7
South West -11 7 £68,500 +87.67% 10
Scotland -2 4 £42,500 +21.43% 9
North East -8 4 £45,000 - 9
Northern Ireland - 1 - - 2

For the 6 months to 19 October 2018, 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.

1 143 (25.35%) Agile Software Development
2 116 (20.57%) Life Science
3 111 (19.68%) Degree
4 108 (19.15%) Finance
5 107 (18.97%) Project Management
6 99 (17.55%) Analytics
7 94 (16.67%) Problem-Solving
8 90 (15.96%) Retail
9 89 (15.78%) Analytical Skills
10 81 (14.36%) SQL
11 74 (13.12%) JavaScript
12 71 (12.59%) Manufacturing
12 71 (12.59%) Computer Science
13 70 (12.41%) Java
14 69 (12.23%) Microsoft
15 62 (10.99%) HTML
16 55 (9.75%) SQL Server
17 53 (9.40%) Git (software)
18 51 (9.04%) TDD
19 50 (8.87%) SAP
19 50 (8.87%) C#
20 48 (8.51%) CSS
20 48 (8.51%) Data Management
21 47 (8.33%) Mentoring
22 45 (7.98%) Big Data
22 45 (7.98%) Python
23 44 (7.80%) .NET
23 44 (7.80%) Data Science
24 41 (7.27%) Business Intelligence
24 41 (7.27%) Presales

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 24 (4.26%) SharePoint
2 21 (3.72%) Apache Spark
3 20 (3.55%) Apache
4 17 (3.01%) SAS
5 14 (2.48%) Elasticsearch
6 12 (2.13%) CMS
7 7 (1.24%) MS Exchange
8 3 (0.53%) Confluence
8 3 (0.53%) IIS
9 2 (0.35%) Alfresco
9 2 (0.35%) Apache Solr
9 2 (0.35%) nginx
9 2 (0.35%) Sitecore CMS
9 2 (0.35%) Skype for Business
9 2 (0.35%) WordPress
10 1 (0.18%) Documentum
10 1 (0.18%) Drupal
10 1 (0.18%) ExpressionEngine
10 1 (0.18%) NServiceBus
10 1 (0.18%) Sitefinity
Applications
1 38 (6.74%) Microsoft Excel
2 30 (5.32%) Microsoft Office
3 25 (4.43%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 6 (1.06%) Microsoft Project
5 3 (0.53%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.35%) OmniGraffle
6 2 (0.35%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.18%) Acrobat
7 1 (0.18%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 1 (0.18%) Adobe Illustrator
7 1 (0.18%) InVision
Business Applications
1 12 (2.13%) SAP S/4HANA
1 12 (2.13%) SAP WM
2 10 (1.77%) SAP MM
2 10 (1.77%) SAP PP
3 9 (1.60%) SAP QM
3 9 (1.60%) SAP SCM
3 9 (1.60%) TrackWise
4 8 (1.42%) SAP APO
5 6 (1.06%) SAP GTS
6 5 (0.89%) SAP BPC
6 5 (0.89%) SAP GRC
6 5 (0.89%) SAP MDG
7 4 (0.71%) SAP HCM
8 3 (0.53%) Dynamics AX
9 2 (0.35%) Cognos Controller
9 2 (0.35%) NetSuite
9 2 (0.35%) Oracle EBS R12
9 2 (0.35%) Oracle ERP
9 2 (0.35%) SAP Hybris
9 2 (0.35%) SAP MII
Cloud Services
1 32 (5.67%) Amazon AWS
2 14 (2.48%) Office 365
2 14 (2.48%) SaaS
3 12 (2.13%) Cloud Computing
4 10 (1.77%) Veeva
5 9 (1.60%) PaaS
6 7 (1.24%) Amazon S3
6 7 (1.24%) Microsoft Azure
6 7 (1.24%) npm
7 6 (1.06%) Amazon EC2
7 6 (1.06%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
8 5 (0.89%) Amazon SQS
9 4 (0.71%) Google Analytics
9 4 (0.71%) SuccessFactors
10 3 (0.53%) Google Cloud Platform
11 2 (0.35%) Amazon EMR
11 2 (0.35%) Dynamics 365
11 2 (0.35%) GitHub
11 2 (0.35%) SAP Leonardo
12 1 (0.18%) MailChimp
Communications & Networking
1 23 (4.08%) Unified Communications
1 23 (4.08%) Wireless
2 15 (2.66%) Wireless Security
3 11 (1.95%) LAN
4 10 (1.77%) Firewall
4 10 (1.77%) Internet
5 7 (1.24%) HTTP
5 7 (1.24%) Intranet
5 7 (1.24%) IPsec
5 7 (1.24%) WAN
6 6 (1.06%) Symposium
6 6 (1.06%) TCP/IP
6 6 (1.06%) VPN
7 5 (0.89%) Bluetooth
8 4 (0.71%) DHCP
8 4 (0.71%) DNS
8 4 (0.71%) SSL
9 3 (0.53%) Ethernet
9 3 (0.53%) MPLS
9 3 (0.53%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 55 (9.75%) SQL Server
2 45 (7.98%) Big Data
3 26 (4.61%) MySQL
4 24 (4.26%) NoSQL
5 20 (3.55%) Relational Database
6 19 (3.37%) Data Warehouse
7 18 (3.19%) Hadoop
8 17 (3.01%) MongoDB
8 17 (3.01%) Power BI
9 16 (2.84%) Apache Cassandra
9 16 (2.84%) Apache Hive
10 15 (2.66%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 14 (2.48%) HBase
11 14 (2.48%) Impala
12 13 (2.30%) PostgreSQL
13 11 (1.95%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 10 (1.77%) RDBMS
14 10 (1.77%) Text Mining
15 8 (1.42%) Base SAS
15 8 (1.42%) EDMS
Development Applications
1 53 (9.40%) Git (software)
2 30 (5.32%) Jenkins
3 15 (2.66%) JUnit
4 14 (2.48%) JIRA
5 12 (2.13%) Selenium
6 9 (1.60%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 8 (1.42%) Protractor
7 8 (1.42%) Subversion
8 6 (1.06%) Maven
8 6 (1.06%) SonarQube
9 5 (0.89%) Visual Studio
10 3 (0.53%) Bitbucket
10 3 (0.53%) git-flow
10 3 (0.53%) Grunt
10 3 (0.53%) gulp
10 3 (0.53%) Mocha
10 3 (0.53%) VSS/SourceSafe
10 3 (0.53%) WebDriver
10 3 (0.53%) Xcode
11 2 (0.35%) SoapUI
General
1 108 (19.15%) Finance
2 90 (15.96%) Retail
3 71 (12.59%) Manufacturing
4 32 (5.67%) Telecoms
5 31 (5.50%) Marketing
6 21 (3.72%) Banking
7 16 (2.84%) German Language
8 12 (2.13%) Automotive
8 12 (2.13%) Italian Language
9 9 (1.60%) Legal
10 8 (1.42%) Publishing
11 7 (1.24%) Games
12 5 (0.89%) Electronics
13 4 (0.71%) Advertising
13 4 (0.71%) Aerospace
13 4 (0.71%) French Language
14 3 (0.53%) Law
14 3 (0.53%) Portuguese Language
14 3 (0.53%) Spanish Language
15 2 (0.35%) Billing
Job Titles
1 110 (19.50%) Developer
2 86 (15.25%) Analyst
3 68 (12.06%) Consultant
4 48 (8.51%) Architect
5 38 (6.74%) Project Manager
6 36 (6.38%) Solutions Architect
7 30 (5.32%) Senior Developer
8 28 (4.96%) Business Analyst
9 21 (3.72%) IT Manager
9 21 (3.72%) Programmer
9 21 (3.72%) Senior Analyst
10 19 (3.37%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
10 19 (3.37%) Technical Architect
11 18 (3.19%) Technical Solutions Architect
12 17 (3.01%) Data Engineer
13 16 (2.84%) Java Developer
14 15 (2.66%) IT Consultant
15 14 (2.48%) Cisco Architect
15 14 (2.48%) Cisco Solutions Architect
15 14 (2.48%) Senior Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 62 (10.99%) HTML
2 48 (8.51%) CSS
3 44 (7.80%) .NET
4 34 (6.03%) AngularJS
4 34 (6.03%) jQuery
5 32 (5.67%) React
6 31 (5.50%) Web Services
7 26 (4.61%) ASP.NET
8 25 (4.43%) Node.js
9 24 (4.26%) HTML5
10 18 (3.19%) Redux
10 18 (3.19%) Spring
11 17 (3.01%) XML
12 15 (2.66%) Django
13 14 (2.48%) .NET Framework
13 14 (2.48%) RESTful
14 13 (2.30%) CSS3
14 13 (2.30%) Twitter Bootstrap
15 12 (2.13%) JSON
16 11 (1.95%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 116 (20.57%) Life Science
2 89 (15.78%) Analytical Skills
3 71 (12.59%) Computer Science
4 37 (6.56%) Algorithms
5 35 (6.21%) Data Centre
6 34 (6.03%) FMCG
6 34 (6.03%) User Experience
7 28 (4.96%) Management Information System
8 25 (4.43%) Data Structures
9 24 (4.26%) NHS
10 21 (3.72%) Greenfield Project
11 20 (3.55%) Biotechnology
11 20 (3.55%) Mobile App
12 19 (3.37%) Self-Motivation
12 19 (3.37%) Virtual Team
13 15 (2.66%) PMI
14 12 (2.13%) e-Learning
15 9 (1.60%) Enterprise Software
15 9 (1.60%) LIMS
16 8 (1.42%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 35 (6.21%) Linux
2 22 (3.90%) Windows
3 17 (3.01%) Unix
4 16 (2.84%) Apple iOS
5 9 (1.60%) Android
6 6 (1.06%) Windows Server
7 4 (0.71%) Windows 7
8 3 (0.53%) Ubuntu
8 3 (0.53%) Windows Server 2008
9 2 (0.35%) CentOS
9 2 (0.35%) Debian
9 2 (0.35%) Embedded Linux
9 2 (0.35%) VxWorks
9 2 (0.35%) Windows Server 2003
9 2 (0.35%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (0.18%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 143 (25.35%) Agile Software Development
2 107 (18.97%) Project Management
3 99 (17.55%) Analytics
4 94 (16.67%) Problem-Solving
5 51 (9.04%) TDD
6 48 (8.51%) Data Management
7 47 (8.33%) Mentoring
8 44 (7.80%) Data Science
9 41 (7.27%) Business Intelligence
9 41 (7.27%) Presales
10 39 (6.91%) Continuous Integration
11 37 (6.56%) Test Automation
12 36 (6.38%) Data Analysis
12 36 (6.38%) Scrum
13 35 (6.21%) Stakeholder Management
14 34 (6.03%) ETL
15 33 (5.85%) SDLC
16 32 (5.67%) Business Development
17 31 (5.50%) Data Analytics
18 30 (5.32%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 81 (14.36%) SQL
2 74 (13.12%) JavaScript
3 70 (12.41%) Java
4 50 (8.87%) C#
5 45 (7.98%) Python
6 27 (4.79%) Scala
7 20 (3.55%) C
8 19 (3.37%) PHP
9 10 (1.77%) C++
10 8 (1.42%) Apex Code
10 8 (1.42%) R
11 7 (1.24%) Java 8
12 6 (1.06%) MATLAB
12 6 (1.06%) T-SQL
12 6 (1.06%) VB.NET
13 5 (0.89%) Bash Shell
14 4 (0.71%) Delphi
14 4 (0.71%) F#
14 4 (0.71%) PL/SQL
15 3 (0.53%) Perl
Qualifications
1 111 (19.68%) Degree
2 22 (3.90%) CCIE
2 22 (3.90%) Cisco Certification
2 22 (3.90%) Computer Science Degree
3 21 (3.72%) PhD
3 21 (3.72%) PMI Certification
4 17 (3.01%) CCNA
5 14 (2.48%) CISSP
6 11 (1.95%) Master's Degree
7 10 (1.77%) CCIE Data Center
7 10 (1.77%) CCIE Service Provider
7 10 (1.77%) CCNP
7 10 (1.77%) ITIL Certification
8 8 (1.42%) CISM
9 7 (1.24%) Security Cleared
10 6 (1.06%) ISEB
10 6 (1.06%) PMP
10 6 (1.06%) SAP Certification
11 5 (0.89%) ISTQB
11 5 (0.89%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (5.50%) QA
2 27 (4.79%) GxP
3 23 (4.08%) GAMP
4 19 (3.37%) PMO
5 17 (3.01%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 15 (2.66%) 21 CFR Part 11
6 15 (2.66%) Data Quality
7 14 (2.48%) GDPR
8 9 (1.60%) GMP
9 8 (1.42%) PCI DSS
9 8 (1.42%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 6 (1.06%) NIST 800
11 5 (0.89%) HL7
11 5 (0.89%) ISO 9001
12 4 (0.71%) Cyber Essentials
12 4 (0.71%) FIPS 140-2
13 2 (0.35%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
13 2 (0.35%) MISRA
13 2 (0.35%) MISRA C
13 2 (0.35%) SSAE 16
System Software
1 23 (4.08%) VMware Infrastructure
2 14 (2.48%) HDFS
3 13 (2.30%) Active Directory
4 5 (0.89%) Docker
5 3 (0.53%) Firmware
6 2 (0.35%) Virtual Servers
7 1 (0.18%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (0.18%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 2 (0.35%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 1 (0.18%) Ansible
2 1 (0.18%) HAProxy
2 1 (0.18%) Nagios
2 1 (0.18%) Puppet
2 1 (0.18%) SCCM
2 1 (0.18%) SCOM
2 1 (0.18%) Single Sign-On
2 1 (0.18%) vCenter Server
2 1 (0.18%) Wonderware InTouch
2 1 (0.18%) WSUS
Vendors
1 69 (12.23%) Microsoft
2 50 (8.87%) SAP
3 38 (6.74%) Oracle
4 30 (5.32%) Cisco
5 28 (4.96%) VMware
6 26 (4.61%) F5
7 23 (4.08%) Dell
7 23 (4.08%) EMC
7 23 (4.08%) NetApp
7 23 (4.08%) Splunk
8 17 (3.01%) Salesforce.com
9 14 (2.48%) Cloudera
9 14 (2.48%) Hortonworks
9 14 (2.48%) MapR
9 14 (2.48%) Tableau
10 12 (2.13%) Google
11 8 (1.42%) MicroStrategy
12 7 (1.24%) Palo Alto
13 6 (1.06%) Ariba
13 6 (1.06%) hybris