The table below looks at the prevalence of the term LIMS in IT jobs advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited LIMS over the 3 months to 30 June 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS)
Rank 237 242 246
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +4
Permanent jobs citing LIMS 2 7 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.031% 0.099% 0.067%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.084% 0.29% 0.19%
Number of salaries quoted 2 7 4
Average salary £29,500 £70,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-57.85% +75.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,100 £23,200 £32,950
10% offered a salary of more than £35,900 £70,000 £46,000
UK excluding London average salary £38,000 £37,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.33% -6.25%
LIMS
England

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

Miscellaneous Category
North West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
2376 2439 2588
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 36.93% 34.59% 34.51%
Number of salaries quoted 1889 1888 2122
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £58,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

LIMS
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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

LIMS Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

LIMS
Salary Trend in the North West

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

LIMS Salary Trend in the North West

LIMS
Salary Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing LIMS across the North West region over the 3 months to 30 June 2015.

LIMS Salary Histogram in the North West

LIMS
Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing LIMS within the North West region over the 3 months to 30 June 2015. 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
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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
Merseyside +11 1 £21,500 +4.87%
Cheshire -10 1 £37,500 -46.42%
LIMS
England

LIMS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 30 June 2015, IT jobs across the North West 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 3 (100.00%) Information Management
2 2 (66.67%) C#
2 2 (66.67%) Degree
3 1 (33.33%) Chemistry
3 1 (33.33%) Computer Science
3 1 (33.33%) WCF
3 1 (33.33%) WPF
3 1 (33.33%) Test Scripting
3 1 (33.33%) Test Automation
3 1 (33.33%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (33.33%) MSTest
3 1 (33.33%) Ranorex
3 1 (33.33%) Relational Database
3 1 (33.33%) ASP.NET Web API
3 1 (33.33%) Line Management
3 1 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (33.33%) SDLC
3 1 (33.33%) Java
3 1 (33.33%) SQL
3 1 (33.33%) .NET
3 1 (33.33%) Oracle
3 1 (33.33%) IIS
3 1 (33.33%) MS Office
3 1 (33.33%) ASP.NET
3 1 (33.33%) Windows
3 1 (33.33%) ISEB
3 1 (33.33%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (33.33%) MVC
3 1 (33.33%) TDD
3 1 (33.33%) NUnit

LIMS
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 30 June 2015, IT jobs across the North West 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 1 (33.33%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (33.33%) MS Office
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (33.33%) NUnit
1 1 (33.33%) Subversion
1 1 (33.33%) MSTest
1 1 (33.33%) Ranorex
General
1 1 (33.33%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 1 (33.33%) Graduate
1 1 (33.33%) Tester
1 1 (33.33%) Junior
1 1 (33.33%) Developer
1 1 (33.33%) Administrator
1 1 (33.33%) Software Tester
1 1 (33.33%) LIMS Administrator
1 1 (33.33%) Automated Tester
1 1 (33.33%) AWS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) .NET
1 1 (33.33%) ASP.NET
1 1 (33.33%) WCF
1 1 (33.33%) WPF
1 1 (33.33%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Chemistry
1 1 (33.33%) Computer Science
1 1 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (33.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) Information Management
2 1 (33.33%) Software Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Test Scripting
2 1 (33.33%) Test Automation
2 1 (33.33%) Line Management
2 1 (33.33%) SDLC
2 1 (33.33%) MVC
2 1 (33.33%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 2 (66.67%) C#
2 1 (33.33%) Java
2 1 (33.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (66.67%) Degree
2 1 (33.33%) ISEB
Systems Management
1 1 (33.33%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) Oracle