Life Sciences Report – Germany Focus

Clinical Professionals and Vacancysoft

June 2016
Over the 24 months to April 2016 Vacancysoft gathered 4 300 vacancies in the German Pharmaceutical market, across five professional categories. Close to two thirds of these, 61%, were in Scientific roles, followed by Sales (20%), Marketing and PR (11%), Procurement (6%) and Legal (1%).

Apart from a spike in the third quarter of 2015, due to a rise in QA and Medical Affairs roles, the market exhibited a consistent upward trend resulting in a year-on-year growth of 29%. Within this Marketing and PR vacancies saw the strongest growth with a 45% year-on-year increase, followed by Scientific and Sales with 28% and 30% respectively. The weakest performing segment was Procurement.

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    Looking at Scientific vacancies in more detail we see that R&D and Quality Assurance roles represent over half the total with 27% and 26% respectively. The strongest year-on-year growth, however, was seen in Medical Affairs & Medical Information roles, with a 70% increase.

    Bavaria, with Munich at its centre, was the largest regional market, with a third of all vacancies. This is followed by Baden-Württemberg with 25%, driven by a rise in activity from Boehringer Ingelheim.

    Following a particularly weak 12 months to April, CROs accounted for just 5% of the German market. The vast majority, 94% of all vacancies, were in established Pharmaceutical companies.

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