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 31 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS)
Rank 254 261 233
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -28
Permanent jobs citing LIMS 2 4 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.029% 0.054% 0.073%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.082% 0.16% 0.22%
Number of salaries quoted 1 4 4
Average salary £21,500 £62,500 £36,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
-65.60% +70.06%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £36,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -10.00%
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
2448 2477 2245
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 36.08% 33.69% 32.77%
Number of salaries quoted 1941 1884 1817
Average salary £39,500 £38,500 £36,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.59% +5.47%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £57,500 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -

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
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 31 August 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
Manchester - 1 - -
Merseyside - 1 £21,500 -
LIMS
England

LIMS
Top 28 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 2 (66.67%) Information Management
2 1 (33.33%) Logistics
2 1 (33.33%) Software Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Degree
2 1 (33.33%) Chemistry
2 1 (33.33%) Computer Science
2 1 (33.33%) Integration Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Test Scripting
2 1 (33.33%) Data Migration
2 1 (33.33%) Test Automation
2 1 (33.33%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (33.33%) Demand Management
2 1 (33.33%) Ranorex
2 1 (33.33%) C#
2 1 (33.33%) Java
2 1 (33.33%) ABAP
2 1 (33.33%) MS Office
2 1 (33.33%) SAP
2 1 (33.33%) Windows
2 1 (33.33%) EDI
2 1 (33.33%) ISEB
2 1 (33.33%) Pharmaceutical
2 1 (33.33%) Finance
2 1 (33.33%) Manufacturing
2 1 (33.33%) Publishing
2 1 (33.33%) Migration
2 1 (33.33%) Retail
2 1 (33.33%) LSMW

LIMS
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 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.

Applications
1 1 (33.33%) MS Office
Development Applications
1 1 (33.33%) Ranorex
1 1 (33.33%) LSMW
General
1 1 (33.33%) Pharmaceutical
1 1 (33.33%) Finance
1 1 (33.33%) Manufacturing
1 1 (33.33%) Publishing
1 1 (33.33%) Retail
Job Titles
1 1 (33.33%) SAP Logistics Consultant
1 1 (33.33%) LIMS Administrator
1 1 (33.33%) Automated Tester
1 1 (33.33%) Graduate
1 1 (33.33%) Tester
1 1 (33.33%) Junior
1 1 (33.33%) Consultant
1 1 (33.33%) Administrator
1 1 (33.33%) Software Tester
1 1 (33.33%) SAP Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) EDI
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Chemistry
1 1 (33.33%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 1 (33.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Information Management
2 1 (33.33%) Logistics
2 1 (33.33%) Software Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Integration Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Test Scripting
2 1 (33.33%) Data Migration
2 1 (33.33%) Test Automation
2 1 (33.33%) Demand Management
2 1 (33.33%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) C#
1 1 (33.33%) Java
1 1 (33.33%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) Degree
1 1 (33.33%) ISEB
Systems Management
1 1 (33.33%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) SAP