Those seeking pharmaceutical jobs may find that employment conditions in the UK are gradually improving.
A Recruitment & Employment Confederation and KPMG's monthly Report on Jobs publication has revealed that the number of permanent staff placements increased last month, albeit at a slower rate than during the rest of the year.
This was accompanied by a corresponding increase in pay rates and demand for such workers, while the temporary jobs market saw a similar improvement.
Kevin Green, chief executive of the Recruitment & Employment Confederation, said this suggests that the UK jobs market is currently stable, while certain sectors are exhibiting growth.
However, he added that it is "still too early to tell" whether predicted public sector job losses will affect this in the future.
Last month, Mr Green predicted that the recent emergency Budget will prove beneficial to jobseekers, with reduced tax rates for businesses likely to encourage employment.