The table below looks at the prevalence of the term LIMS in IT jobs advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited LIMS over the 3 months to 30 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS)
Rank 820 833 838
Rank change year-on-year
+13 +5
Permanent jobs citing LIMS 50 28 30
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.047% 0.028% 0.028%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.12% 0.070% 0.071%
Number of salaries quoted 40 19 29
Average salary £34,500 £34,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -13.75%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £27,500 £23,800
10% offered a salary of more than £55,750 £40,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £34,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.44% -13.75%
LIMS
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Miscellaneous category in permanent jobs advertised in the England region.

Miscellaneous Category
England
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
40358 40062 42203
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 37.83% 39.84% 39.83%
Number of salaries quoted 32283 32779 35506
Average salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £75,000 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

LIMS
Jobs Demand Trend in England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing LIMS across the England region as a proportion of the total demand within the Miscellaneous category.

LIMS Jobs Demand Trend in England

LIMS
Salary Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing LIMS across the England region.

LIMS Salary Trend in England

LIMS
Salary Histogram in England

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing LIMS across the England region over the 3 months to 30 October 2014.

LIMS Salary Histogram in England

LIMS
Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing LIMS within the England region over the 3 months to 30 October 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
South East +3 22 £34,000 -1.44% 1
East of England -9 11 £36,544 +26.01% 2
London +11 7 £32,500 -68.29% 2
West Midlands - 4 £32,500 -
North West -11 3 £62,500 +100.00%
Yorkshire - 2 £30,000 -
LIMS
UK

LIMS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 30 October 2014, IT jobs across the England region citing LIMS also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited LIMS.

1 43 (35.83%) Degree
2 42 (35.00%) Microsoft
3 30 (25.00%) Information Management
4 27 (22.50%) Project Management
5 22 (18.33%) Workflow
6 21 (17.50%) Microsoft Certification
6 21 (17.50%) MCSE
7 20 (16.67%) Management Information System
8 18 (15.00%) Windows
9 17 (14.17%) ERP
10 16 (13.33%) MCP
11 15 (12.50%) CRM
11 15 (12.50%) NHS
11 15 (12.50%) Manufacturing
11 15 (12.50%) Project Planning
12 14 (11.67%) SQL
13 12 (10.00%) jQuery
13 12 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
14 11 (9.17%) Line Management
14 11 (9.17%) SAP
15 10 (8.33%) Billing
15 10 (8.33%) Informatics
15 10 (8.33%) Bioinformatics
15 10 (8.33%) Logistics
15 10 (8.33%) Demand Management
16 9 (7.50%) Computer Science
16 9 (7.50%) MS Excel
17 8 (6.67%) SLA
17 8 (6.67%) MS Office
17 8 (6.67%) HTML

LIMS
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 30 October 2014, IT jobs across the England region citing LIMS also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited LIMS. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 5 (4.17%) Apache
2 3 (2.50%) MS Exchange
3 1 (0.83%) IIS
Applications
1 9 (7.50%) MS Excel
2 8 (6.67%) MS Office
3 5 (4.17%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 4 (3.33%) SAP SD
2 1 (0.83%) SAP SCM
Communications & Networking
1 5 (4.17%) SSL
2 2 (1.67%) SAN
2 2 (1.67%) Firewall
2 2 (1.67%) iSCSI
2 2 (1.67%) NAS
2 2 (1.67%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (3.33%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.50%) Relational Database
3 2 (1.67%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.83%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (0.83%) RDBMS
4 1 (0.83%) Oracle Database 10g
4 1 (0.83%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (0.83%) BusinessObjects XI
Development Applications
1 5 (4.17%) Subversion
1 5 (4.17%) Maven
1 5 (4.17%) Git (software)
1 5 (4.17%) Eclipse
1 5 (4.17%) Jenkins
2 4 (3.33%) LSMW
3 1 (0.83%) Visual Studio
3 1 (0.83%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (0.83%) Rhino Mocks
3 1 (0.83%) Rational Rhapsody
General
1 15 (12.50%) Manufacturing
2 10 (8.33%) Billing
3 4 (3.33%) Marketing
3 4 (3.33%) Retail
3 4 (3.33%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (0.83%) Finance
Job Titles
1 35 (29.17%) Analyst
2 18 (15.00%) Developer
2 18 (15.00%) Support Analyst
3 14 (11.67%) Business Analyst
4 12 (10.00%) Consultant
5 10 (8.33%) Applications Support
5 10 (8.33%) SAP Consultant
6 9 (7.50%) Systems Analyst
7 7 (5.83%) Systems Administrator
7 7 (5.83%) Tester
7 7 (5.83%) Administrator
7 7 (5.83%) Applications Support Analyst
7 7 (5.83%) CRM Systems Analyst
8 6 (5.00%) Product Specialist
8 6 (5.00%) SAP Logistics Consultant
8 6 (5.00%) Software Developer
8 6 (5.00%) Business Systems Analyst
9 5 (4.17%) SAP SD Consultant
9 5 (4.17%) Software Tester
9 5 (4.17%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (10.00%) jQuery
2 8 (6.67%) HTML
3 6 (5.00%) CSS
3 6 (5.00%) Ajax
4 5 (4.17%) JDBC
4 5 (4.17%) .NET
4 5 (4.17%) JSON
4 5 (4.17%) Spring
5 4 (3.33%) XML
5 4 (3.33%) EDI
6 1 (0.83%) Middleware
6 1 (0.83%) Ruby on Rails
6 1 (0.83%) .NET Framework
6 1 (0.83%) HTML5
6 1 (0.83%) CSS3
6 1 (0.83%) ASP.NET Web Forms
6 1 (0.83%) XSD
6 1 (0.83%) XSL
6 1 (0.83%) JSP
6 1 (0.83%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 20 (16.67%) Management Information System
2 15 (12.50%) NHS
3 12 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
4 10 (8.33%) Informatics
5 9 (7.50%) Computer Science
6 5 (4.17%) Life Science
7 3 (2.50%) Biotechnology
7 3 (2.50%) Mobile App
7 3 (2.50%) Chemistry
8 2 (1.67%) Biology
8 2 (1.67%) Clustering
9 1 (0.83%) PACS
9 1 (0.83%) e-Health
9 1 (0.83%) Client/Server
9 1 (0.83%) N-Tier
9 1 (0.83%) User Experience
9 1 (0.83%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 18 (15.00%) Windows
2 5 (4.17%) Linux
2 5 (4.17%) UNIX
3 3 (2.50%) Windows XP
3 3 (2.50%) Windows Server 2003
3 3 (2.50%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (25.00%) Information Management
2 27 (22.50%) Project Management
3 22 (18.33%) Workflow
4 17 (14.17%) ERP
5 15 (12.50%) CRM
5 15 (12.50%) Project Planning
6 11 (9.17%) Line Management
7 10 (8.33%) Demand Management
7 10 (8.33%) Bioinformatics
7 10 (8.33%) Logistics
8 8 (6.67%) Software Engineering
8 8 (6.67%) Web Development
9 7 (5.83%) User Acceptance Testing
9 7 (5.83%) Test Scripting
9 7 (5.83%) Software Testing
9 7 (5.83%) System Testing
10 6 (5.00%) OO
10 6 (5.00%) Validation
11 5 (4.17%) Risk Management
11 5 (4.17%) Business Continuity
Programming Languages
1 14 (11.67%) SQL
2 8 (6.67%) JavaScript
3 6 (5.00%) Perl
3 6 (5.00%) Java
4 5 (4.17%) Python
4 5 (4.17%) PHP
4 5 (4.17%) PL/SQL
4 5 (4.17%) C#
5 4 (3.33%) ABAP
6 2 (1.67%) C
7 1 (0.83%) VB
7 1 (0.83%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 43 (35.83%) Degree
2 21 (17.50%) MCSE
2 21 (17.50%) Microsoft Certification
3 16 (13.33%) MCP
4 3 (2.50%) MCSA
5 2 (1.67%) ISEB
5 2 (1.67%) MCTS
5 2 (1.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (0.83%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (6.67%) SLA
2 3 (2.50%) GxP
3 2 (1.67%) HL7
3 2 (1.67%) 21 CFR Part 11
4 1 (0.83%) GAMP
4 1 (0.83%) QA
System Software
1 5 (4.17%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (2.50%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (1.67%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 42 (35.00%) Microsoft
2 11 (9.17%) SAP
3 6 (5.00%) Oracle
4 5 (4.17%) VMware
5 2 (1.67%) Business Objects
6 1 (0.83%) Citrix
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