Period
to 18 April 2021

The median annual salary for a Statistical Programmer was £55,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 18 April 2021.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Statistical Programmer
UK
6 months to
18 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 697 966 1130
Rank change year-on-year +269 +164 -
Permanent jobs requiring a Statistical Programmer 148 2 1
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.18% 0.002% 0.001%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.19% 0.002% 0.001%
Number of salaries quoted 1 0 1
10th Percentile " " "
25th Percentile £50,000 " £42,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 - £45,000
75th Percentile £60,000 " £47,500
90th Percentile " " "
UK excluding London median annual salary £55,000 - £45,000

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

All Permanent IT Job Vacancies
UK
Permanent vacancies in the UK with a recognized job title 78,342 104,962 142,716
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.07% 95.38% 96.01%
Number of salaries quoted 61,539 85,271 114,930
10th Percentile £31,500 £30,000 £28,500
25th Percentile £40,977 £38,000 £37,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -
75th Percentile £72,500 £71,250 £68,750
90th Percentile £88,750 £87,500 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +2.27%

Statistical Programmer
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings that featured Statistical Programmer in the job title as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Statistical Programmer in the UK

Statistical Programmer
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Statistical Programmer.

Salary trend for Statistical Programmer in the UK

Statistical Programmer
Top 13 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Statistical Programmer within the UK over the 6 months to 18 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
Work from Home - 86 - - 4
England - 58 £55,000 - 6
UK excluding London +140 51 £55,000 - 2
East of England - 21 - - 1
South East - 13 - -
London - 11 - - 5
North of England - 9 - -
Yorkshire - 6 - -
East Midlands - 4 £55,000 -
Midlands - 4 £55,000 -
Scotland +3 3 - - 1
North West - 3 - -
Wales - 1 - -

Statistical Programmer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 April 2021, Statistical Programmer job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads featuring Statistical Programmer in the job title.

1 148 (100.00%) SAS
2 106 (71.62%) Pharmaceutical
3 99 (66.89%) CDISC
4 92 (62.16%) Statistics
5 91 (61.49%) Degree
6 70 (47.30%) Computer Science
7 64 (43.24%) Mathematics
8 53 (35.81%) Life Science
9 51 (34.46%) Biostatistics
10 46 (31.08%) Validation
11 43 (29.05%) Analytical Skills
12 36 (24.32%) Data Management
13 35 (23.65%) Statistical Analysis
14 34 (22.97%) SAS Macro
15 33 (22.30%) R
16 31 (20.95%) Good Clinical Practice
17 29 (19.59%) Biotechnology
18 28 (18.92%) Project Management
19 26 (17.57%) Base SAS
20 24 (16.22%) Mentoring
21 23 (15.54%) Computer Science Degree
21 23 (15.54%) Time Management
22 21 (14.19%) Analytics
22 21 (14.19%) XML
23 19 (12.84%) Biometrics
23 19 (12.84%) Finance
23 19 (12.84%) Problem-Solving
24 17 (11.49%) Data Science
24 17 (11.49%) 21 CFR Part 11
24 17 (11.49%) Facebook

Statistical Programmer Skill Set
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
1 148 (100.00%) SAS
Applications
1 6 (4.05%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (2.70%) SPSS
3 2 (1.35%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 7 (4.73%) BambooHR
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (17.57%) Base SAS
2 4 (2.70%) Relational Database
3 3 (2.03%) Spotfire
Development Applications
1 3 (2.03%) ProC
General
1 106 (71.62%) Pharmaceutical
2 19 (12.84%) Finance
3 9 (6.08%) Czech Language
4 7 (4.73%) Games
5 5 (3.38%) Italian Language
6 4 (2.70%) Marketing
6 4 (2.70%) Social Science
7 3 (2.03%) French Language
7 3 (2.03%) German Language
8 1 (0.68%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (14.19%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 53 (35.81%) Life Science
2 43 (29.05%) Analytical Skills
3 29 (19.59%) Biotechnology
4 13 (8.78%) Virtual Team
5 12 (8.11%) Self-Motivation
6 5 (3.38%) Pharmacovigilance
7 4 (2.70%) Data Structures
Processes & Methodologies
1 92 (62.16%) Statistics
2 70 (47.30%) Computer Science
3 64 (43.24%) Mathematics
4 51 (34.46%) Biostatistics
5 46 (31.08%) Validation
6 36 (24.32%) Data Management
7 35 (23.65%) Statistical Analysis
8 28 (18.92%) Project Management
9 24 (16.22%) Mentoring
10 23 (15.54%) Time Management
11 21 (14.19%) Analytics
12 19 (12.84%) Biometrics
12 19 (12.84%) Problem-Solving
13 17 (11.49%) Data Science
14 15 (10.14%) Business Development
15 13 (8.78%) Process Improvement
15 13 (8.78%) Quality Management
15 13 (8.78%) Resource Allocation
16 9 (6.08%) Artificial Intelligence
17 8 (5.41%) Machine Learning
Programming Languages
1 34 (22.97%) SAS Macro
2 33 (22.30%) R
3 11 (7.43%) SQL
4 6 (4.05%) PL/1
5 4 (2.70%) VB
6 3 (2.03%) PROC SQL
6 3 (2.03%) Python
Qualifications
1 91 (61.49%) Degree
2 23 (15.54%) Computer Science Degree
3 15 (10.14%) Numerate Degree
4 7 (4.73%) Master's Degree
5 3 (2.03%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 99 (66.89%) CDISC
2 31 (20.95%) Good Clinical Practice
3 17 (11.49%) 21 CFR Part 11
3 17 (11.49%) QA
4 1 (0.68%) Data Quality
Vendors
1 17 (11.49%) Facebook
2 13 (8.78%) Twitter
2 13 (8.78%) YouTube
3 11 (7.43%) SAP
4 4 (2.70%) Instagram
5 2 (1.35%) Microsoft
6 1 (0.68%) Progress