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 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS)
Rank 260 237 237
Rank change year-on-year
-23 0
Permanent jobs citing LIMS 1 2 12
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.013% 0.030% 0.17%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.041% 0.091% 0.52%
Number of salaries quoted 1 2 11
Average salary £55,000 £31,250 £33,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+76.00% -5.30%
UK excluding London average salary £34,000 £34,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-1.44% -13.75%
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
2414 2208 2293
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 32.29% 32.66% 32.41%
Number of salaries quoted 1984 1811 1969
Average salary £38,750 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.71% -
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £50,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

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 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
Manchester -16 1 £55,000 +83.33%
LIMS
England

LIMS
Top 27 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 31 October 2014, 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 4 (50.00%) Degree
2 3 (37.50%) Logistics
2 3 (37.50%) Project Planning
2 3 (37.50%) Web Development
2 3 (37.50%) Demand Management
2 3 (37.50%) Mobile App
2 3 (37.50%) Line Management
2 3 (37.50%) People Management
2 3 (37.50%) SAP
2 3 (37.50%) Manufacturing
2 3 (37.50%) Billing
3 1 (12.50%) Information Management
3 1 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (12.50%) MS Excel
3 1 (12.50%) Client/Server
3 1 (12.50%) N-Tier
3 1 (12.50%) Microsoft
3 1 (12.50%) C#
3 1 (12.50%) SQL
3 1 (12.50%) .NET
3 1 (12.50%) Oracle
3 1 (12.50%) Mentoring
3 1 (12.50%) Coaching
3 1 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (12.50%) Life Science
3 1 (12.50%) QA
3 1 (12.50%) Product Management

LIMS
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 31 October 2014, 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 (12.50%) MS Excel
General
1 3 (37.50%) Manufacturing
1 3 (37.50%) Billing
Job Titles
1 3 (37.50%) Consultant
1 3 (37.50%) SAP Consultant
1 3 (37.50%) Head of IT
1 3 (37.50%) SAP Logistics Consultant
2 1 (12.50%) Software Manager
2 1 (12.50%) IT Support
2 1 (12.50%) Software Development Manager
2 1 (12.50%) IT Support Specialist
2 1 (12.50%) Development Manager
2 1 (12.50%) Support Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (12.50%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (37.50%) Mobile App
2 1 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (12.50%) Client/Server
2 1 (12.50%) N-Tier
2 1 (12.50%) Life Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (37.50%) Logistics
1 3 (37.50%) Project Planning
1 3 (37.50%) Web Development
1 3 (37.50%) Demand Management
1 3 (37.50%) Line Management
1 3 (37.50%) People Management
2 1 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (12.50%) Information Management
2 1 (12.50%) Mentoring
2 1 (12.50%) Coaching
2 1 (12.50%) Product Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (12.50%) C#
1 1 (12.50%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (50.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (12.50%) QA
Vendors
1 3 (37.50%) SAP
2 1 (12.50%) Microsoft
2 1 (12.50%) Oracle