Period
to 27 January 2022

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Pharmaceutical in permanent job vacancies with an option to work from home (WFH). Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Pharmaceutical over the 6 months to 27 January 2022 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Pharmaceutical (Pharma)
UK > Work from Home
6 months to
27 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 181 251 255
Rank change year-on-year +70 +4 -6
Permanent jobs citing Pharmaceutical 529 94 29
As % of all permanent jobs with a WFH option 1.78% 0.84% 0.40%
As % of the General category 3.19% 1.79% 0.77%
Number of salaries quoted 81 33 24
10th Percentile £43,750 £31,100 £46,975
25th Percentile £49,250 £38,500 -
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £57,500 £57,500 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year - +4.55% +19.07%
75th Percentile £71,250 £87,500 £73,438
90th Percentile £95,000 £102,000 £77,500
UK median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +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 WFH option and a requirement for common skills.

All General Skills
Work from Home
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for common skills 16,602 5,256 3,760
As % of all permanent jobs with a WFH option 56.00% 47.02% 51.61%
Number of salaries quoted 11,788 4,462 3,148
10th Percentile £35,750 £32,500 £35,000
25th Percentile £45,000 £42,000 £43,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £56,000 £57,500
Median % change year-on-year +7.14% -2.61% +4.55%
75th Percentile £80,000 £75,000 £77,500
90th Percentile £97,500 £87,500 £95,000
UK median annual salary £59,500 £55,000 £54,000
% change year-on-year +8.18% +1.85% +2.86%

Pharmaceutical
Trend for Jobs with a WFH Option

Job vacancies with a work from home option citing Pharmaceutical as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Pharmaceutical trend for jobs with a WFH option

Pharmaceutical
Salary Trend for Jobs with a WFH Option

3-month moving average salary quoted in job vacancies with a work from home option citing Pharmaceutical.

Pharmaceutical salary trend for jobs with a WFH option

Pharmaceutical
Salary Histogram for Jobs with a WFH Option

Salary distribution for jobs with a work from home option citing Pharmaceutical over the 6 months to 27 January 2022.

Pharmaceutical salary histogram for jobs with a WFH option

For the 6 months to 27 January 2022, Pharmaceutical 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 jobs with a WFH option and a requirement for Pharmaceutical.

1 325 (61.44%) Degree
2 243 (45.94%) Computer Science
3 215 (40.64%) Social Skills
4 188 (35.54%) Project Management
5 178 (33.65%) SAS
6 171 (32.33%) Life Science
7 166 (31.38%) Statistics
8 137 (25.90%) Mathematics
9 134 (25.33%) Biotechnology
10 123 (23.25%) Data Management
11 119 (22.50%) Computer Science Degree
12 111 (20.98%) Agile Software Development
13 106 (20.04%) Biostatistics
13 106 (20.04%) CDISC
14 95 (17.96%) Mentoring
15 88 (16.64%) SaaS
16 80 (15.12%) Validation
17 79 (14.93%) Problem-Solving
18 78 (14.74%) Master's Degree
19 76 (14.37%) Data Analysis
20 70 (13.23%) Spotfire
21 68 (12.85%) Pharmacovigilance
22 67 (12.67%) Analytical Skills
23 66 (12.48%) Veeva
24 60 (11.34%) Oracle
24 60 (11.34%) Visualisation
25 56 (10.59%) Analytics
26 55 (10.40%) Stakeholder Management
27 52 (9.83%) Data Science
28 51 (9.64%) R

Pharmaceutical
Co-occurring IT Skills with a WFH Option 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
1 178 (33.65%) SAS
2 38 (7.18%) SharePoint
3 27 (5.10%) Documentum
4 12 (2.27%) CMS
5 11 (2.08%) Confluence
6 8 (1.51%) IIS
7 7 (1.32%) WordPress
8 6 (1.13%) Sitecore CMS
8 6 (1.13%) Umbraco
9 4 (0.76%) OpenStack
10 2 (0.38%) Apache Spark
10 2 (0.38%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 43 (8.13%) Microsoft Excel
2 27 (5.10%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 19 (3.59%) Microsoft Project
4 9 (1.70%) Microsoft Office
5 6 (1.13%) Sketch
5 6 (1.13%) Spreadsheet
6 5 (0.95%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 5 (0.95%) InVision
7 4 (0.76%) MS Visio
8 2 (0.38%) Adobe Illustrator
8 2 (0.38%) Photoshop
9 1 (0.19%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 23 (4.35%) TrackWise
2 6 (1.13%) Oracle Clinical
2 6 (1.13%) Sage 200
3 1 (0.19%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 88 (16.64%) SaaS
2 66 (12.48%) Veeva
3 33 (6.24%) Azure
4 28 (5.29%) AWS
5 24 (4.54%) Power Platform
6 15 (2.84%) GCP
7 14 (2.65%) Azure Active Directory
8 12 (2.27%) Microsoft 365
9 10 (1.89%) Azure Logic Apps
9 10 (1.89%) Azure Monitor
10 8 (1.51%) PaaS
11 7 (1.32%) IaaS
12 6 (1.13%) Mimecast
12 6 (1.13%) OneDrive
13 5 (0.95%) Figma
14 4 (0.76%) Cloud Computing
14 4 (0.76%) Datadog
15 1 (0.19%) GitHub
15 1 (0.19%) Power Automate
15 1 (0.19%) PowerApps
Communications & Networking
1 9 (1.70%) DNS
1 9 (1.70%) TCP/IP
2 8 (1.51%) Firewall
2 8 (1.51%) VPN
3 6 (1.13%) DHCP
3 6 (1.13%) IPsec
3 6 (1.13%) SSL
3 6 (1.13%) VLAN
3 6 (1.13%) VoIP
4 5 (0.95%) WebEx
5 3 (0.57%) Cisco IPT
5 3 (0.57%) Network Security
5 3 (0.57%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 70 (13.23%) Spotfire
2 32 (6.05%) Tableau
3 31 (5.86%) DTS
4 23 (4.35%) Power BI
5 20 (3.78%) Relational Database
6 15 (2.84%) Data Warehouse
7 14 (2.65%) Big Data
8 13 (2.46%) SQL Server
9 10 (1.89%) RDBMS
10 8 (1.51%) Metadata
11 7 (1.32%) MySQL
12 6 (1.13%) BusinessObjects XI
12 6 (1.13%) Oracle Discoverer
13 5 (0.95%) Base SAS
14 2 (0.38%) Data Mining
14 2 (0.38%) MongoDB
14 2 (0.38%) Oracle Database
15 1 (0.19%) PostgreSQL
15 1 (0.19%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 1 (0.19%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 33 (6.24%) JIRA
2 23 (4.35%) Axure RP
3 6 (1.13%) Visual Studio
4 5 (0.95%) Appium
4 5 (0.95%) TestRail
5 3 (0.57%) Git (software)
6 2 (0.38%) Ranorex
6 2 (0.38%) Selenium
6 2 (0.38%) SpecFlow
6 2 (0.38%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (0.19%) Ant
7 1 (0.19%) Bitbucket
7 1 (0.19%) GitLab
7 1 (0.19%) Jenkins
7 1 (0.19%) Maven
General
1 215 (40.64%) Social Skills
2 67 (12.67%) Analytical Skills
3 49 (9.26%) Presentation Skills
4 38 (7.18%) Finance
5 35 (6.62%) Marketing
6 28 (5.29%) French Language
6 28 (5.29%) German Language
6 28 (5.29%) Italian Language
6 28 (5.29%) Spanish Language
7 22 (4.16%) Publishing
8 17 (3.21%) Manufacturing
9 16 (3.02%) Organisational Skills
10 14 (2.65%) Law
11 12 (2.27%) Advertising
12 7 (1.32%) Legal
13 5 (0.95%) Automotive
14 4 (0.76%) Aerospace
14 4 (0.76%) Social Science
15 3 (0.57%) Inclusion and Diversity
16 2 (0.38%) Influencing Skills
Job Titles
1 164 (31.00%) Programmer
2 86 (16.26%) Statistical Programmer
3 79 (14.93%) Analyst
4 65 (12.29%) Senior Programmer
5 61 (11.53%) Consultant
6 48 (9.07%) Project Manager
7 46 (8.70%) Implementation Consultant
8 43 (8.13%) Developer
9 33 (6.24%) Data Manager
9 33 (6.24%) Senior Statistical Programmer
10 23 (4.35%) Senior Manager
11 22 (4.16%) Senior Analyst
12 21 (3.97%) Senior Project Manager
13 19 (3.59%) Business Analyst
13 19 (3.59%) Senior Developer
14 17 (3.21%) Data Engineer
14 17 (3.21%) Designer
14 17 (3.21%) Senior Consultant
14 17 (3.21%) Senior Implementation Consultant
15 16 (3.02%) SAS Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (4.35%) .NET
2 12 (2.27%) Node.js
3 10 (1.89%) JSON
3 10 (1.89%) Shiny
4 8 (1.51%) CSS
4 8 (1.51%) HTML
5 7 (1.32%) React
6 6 (1.13%) XML
7 3 (0.57%) .NET Framework
7 3 (0.57%) HTML5
7 3 (0.57%) Sass
8 2 (0.38%) .NET Core
8 2 (0.38%) AngularJS
8 2 (0.38%) CSS3
8 2 (0.38%) Gherkin
8 2 (0.38%) Kafka
8 2 (0.38%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 1 (0.19%) ActiveMQ
9 1 (0.19%) ASP.NET
9 1 (0.19%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 171 (32.33%) Life Science
2 134 (25.33%) Biotechnology
3 68 (12.85%) Pharmacovigilance
4 35 (6.62%) User Experience
5 34 (6.43%) Management Information System
6 30 (5.67%) Data Structures
7 25 (4.73%) Mobile App
8 19 (3.59%) PMI
9 18 (3.40%) Digital Media
9 18 (3.40%) Self-Motivation
10 15 (2.84%) Greenfield Project
11 7 (1.32%) Learning Management System
12 6 (1.13%) Algorithms
12 6 (1.13%) Enterprise Software
13 5 (0.95%) LIMS
14 4 (0.76%) Enterprise Storage
14 4 (0.76%) Public Cloud
15 3 (0.57%) e-Learning
15 3 (0.57%) NHS
15 3 (0.57%) SCORM
Operating Systems
1 23 (4.35%) Windows
2 19 (3.59%) Android
2 19 (3.59%) Apple iOS
3 11 (2.08%) Linux
4 10 (1.89%) Windows Server
5 7 (1.32%) Windows 10
6 6 (1.13%) Windows Server 2012
6 6 (1.13%) Windows Server 2019
7 4 (0.76%) FreeBSD
7 4 (0.76%) Mac OS
8 3 (0.57%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 243 (45.94%) Computer Science
2 188 (35.54%) Project Management
3 166 (31.38%) Statistics
4 137 (25.90%) Mathematics
5 123 (23.25%) Data Management
6 111 (20.98%) Agile Software Development
7 106 (20.04%) Biostatistics
8 95 (17.96%) Mentoring
9 80 (15.12%) Validation
10 79 (14.93%) Problem-Solving
11 76 (14.37%) Data Analysis
12 60 (11.34%) Visualisation
13 56 (10.59%) Analytics
14 55 (10.40%) Stakeholder Management
15 52 (9.83%) Data Science
16 49 (9.26%) Bioinformatics
17 48 (9.07%) Process Improvement
18 43 (8.13%) DevOps
19 40 (7.56%) Content Management
20 38 (7.18%) Statistical Analysis
Programming Languages
1 51 (9.64%) R
2 32 (6.05%) SQL
3 31 (5.86%) Python
4 20 (3.78%) C#
5 14 (2.65%) JavaScript
6 11 (2.08%) PowerShell
7 7 (1.32%) TypeScript
8 6 (1.13%) C
8 6 (1.13%) ES6
9 5 (0.95%) Java
9 5 (0.95%) SAS Macro
10 4 (0.76%) Bash
10 4 (0.76%) C++
10 4 (0.76%) PL/SQL
10 4 (0.76%) Shell Script
10 4 (0.76%) VBA
11 3 (0.57%) APL
12 1 (0.19%) Go
12 1 (0.19%) PHP
Qualifications
1 325 (61.44%) Degree
2 119 (22.50%) Computer Science Degree
3 78 (14.74%) Master's Degree
4 37 (6.99%) PhD
5 29 (5.48%) PMI Certification
6 22 (4.16%) Numerate Degree
7 18 (3.40%) APMP
8 10 (1.89%) Microsoft Certification
8 10 (1.89%) PMP
9 7 (1.32%) CISM
10 4 (0.76%) CISA
10 4 (0.76%) CISSP
10 4 (0.76%) HNC
10 4 (0.76%) HND
10 4 (0.76%) ITIL Certification
10 4 (0.76%) MCSA
10 4 (0.76%) MCSE
10 4 (0.76%) Postgraduate
10 4 (0.76%) SSCP
10 4 (0.76%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 106 (20.04%) CDISC
2 42 (7.94%) QA
3 34 (6.43%) Good Clinical Practice
4 15 (2.84%) Data Quality
5 9 (1.70%) ISO 13485
6 6 (1.13%) 21 CFR Part 11
7 5 (0.95%) Accessibility
7 5 (0.95%) IEC 62304
7 5 (0.95%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 4 (0.76%) GDPR
8 4 (0.76%) GMP
8 4 (0.76%) GxP
8 4 (0.76%) HIPAA
8 4 (0.76%) NIST
8 4 (0.76%) SOC 2
9 2 (0.38%) SLA
System Software
1 25 (4.73%) Active Directory
2 10 (1.89%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (1.32%) Docker
4 6 (1.13%) vSphere
5 3 (0.57%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 6 (1.13%) Microsoft Intune
2 5 (0.95%) Kubernetes
2 5 (0.95%) Terraform
3 4 (0.76%) Prometheus
4 3 (0.57%) SCCM
5 1 (0.19%) Ansible
5 1 (0.19%) MIIS
5 1 (0.19%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.19%) Puppet
Vendors
1 60 (11.34%) Oracle
2 33 (6.24%) Microsoft
3 31 (5.86%) SAP
4 27 (5.10%) OpenText
5 19 (3.59%) Salesforce.com
5 19 (3.59%) Workday
6 15 (2.84%) VMware
7 12 (2.27%) Palo Alto
8 10 (1.89%) Facebook
8 10 (1.89%) Twitter
9 9 (1.70%) Cisco
10 8 (1.51%) Adobe
11 6 (1.13%) Sage
11 6 (1.13%) Sitecore
11 6 (1.13%) Sophos
12 5 (0.95%) Atlassian
12 5 (0.95%) IBM
13 4 (0.76%) Google
13 4 (0.76%) New Relic
13 4 (0.76%) Siebel