Life Sciences Report – Regulatory Focus

Clinical Professionals and Vacancysoft

Spring 2016

In this report we examine the market for regulatory roles in the pharmaceuticals industry.

In the 24 months, from April 2014 to March 2016, Vacancysoft gathered 1 711 vacancies in Regulatory Affairs across the EEA and Switzerland. Despite some monthly volatility the data showed strong and sustained growth over the period. This resulted in a year-on-year increase in regulatory vacancies of 66%. Much of this was attributable to an exceptionally strong 2015 following a fairly flat middle and end to 2014. The start of 2016 saw a noticeable drop of 18% in Q1, perhaps indicating the beginning of a slow down in the market.

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Looking at individual countries we see that the UK remains the dominant force in Europe with 30% of all regulatory vacancies and an average annual growth rate of 77%. The next largest market, in terms of share, was Germany with 16% following a year-on-year increase of 119%. Switzerland (12%), France (6%) and Belgium (6%) complete the top five.

Vacancies in the traditional Pharmaceutical sector make up the vast majority of the total, 84%. Almost all of the remaining vacancies are with CROs (15% of the total). Of all of these vacancies, nearly three-quarters (72%) were general Regulatory Affairs roles, with CMC (10%), Clinical Submissions Specialists (7%), Regulatory Documents (6%) and other specialisms accounting for the rest.

The data used in this article comes from and is owned by Vacancysoft LLP.

Vacancysoft is the Data Publisher for the Recruitment Industry. We provide recruiters with daily lead lists that help to monitor their clients’ hiring and to identify companies struggling to hire.

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