The table below looks at the prevalence of the term LIMS in IT jobs advertised for the South East region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited LIMS over the 3 months to 29 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS)
Rank 423 376 435
Rank change year-on-year
-47 +59
Permanent jobs citing LIMS 7 34 12
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 0.034% 0.17% 0.054%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.096% 0.45% 0.15%
Number of salaries quoted 4 33 12
Average salary £36,250 £30,000 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+20.83% -36.84%
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £31,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+19.04% -16.00%
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 South East region.

Miscellaneous Category
South East
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
7258 7499 8138
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 35.52% 37.06% 36.63%
Number of salaries quoted 5777 5856 6929
Average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £27,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

LIMS
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

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

LIMS Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

LIMS
Salary Trend in the South East

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

LIMS Salary Trend in the South East

LIMS
Salary Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing LIMS across the South East region over the 3 months to 29 January 2015.

LIMS Salary Histogram in the South East

LIMS
Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing LIMS within the South East region over the 3 months to 29 January 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
(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
Surrey -38 5 £32,500 +8.33%
Berkshire - 1 £49,000 -
LIMS
England

LIMS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 29 January 2015, IT jobs across the South East 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 14 (45.16%) Workflow
2 11 (35.48%) Degree
2 11 (35.48%) CRM
2 11 (35.48%) Project Management
3 10 (32.26%) ERP
3 10 (32.26%) Microsoft
4 7 (22.58%) Test Scripting
4 7 (22.58%) System Testing
4 7 (22.58%) Information Management
4 7 (22.58%) Software Testing
5 6 (19.35%) User Acceptance Testing
5 6 (19.35%) NHS
6 5 (16.13%) Microsoft Certification
6 5 (16.13%) Management Information System
6 5 (16.13%) MCSE
6 5 (16.13%) Line Management
6 5 (16.13%) Analytical Skills
7 4 (12.90%) Finance
7 4 (12.90%) Test Management
7 4 (12.90%) ISEB
7 4 (12.90%) Pharmaceutical
8 3 (9.68%) Biotechnology
8 3 (9.68%) Validation
8 3 (9.68%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 2 (6.45%) Marketing
9 2 (6.45%) Project Planning
9 2 (6.45%) Manufacturing
9 2 (6.45%) Informatics
9 2 (6.45%) Mathematics
9 2 (6.45%) Product Marketing

LIMS
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 2015, IT jobs across the South East 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 (3.23%) Documentum
Applications
1 1 (3.23%) MS Project
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.23%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 1 (3.23%) Rational Rhapsody
General
1 4 (12.90%) Finance
1 4 (12.90%) Pharmaceutical
2 2 (6.45%) Marketing
2 2 (6.45%) Manufacturing
3 1 (3.23%) Billing
Job Titles
1 11 (35.48%) Analyst
2 10 (32.26%) Business Analyst
3 6 (19.35%) Tester
4 5 (16.13%) Software Tester
5 4 (12.90%) CRM Systems Analyst
5 4 (12.90%) Business Systems Analyst
5 4 (12.90%) Systems Analyst
6 3 (9.68%) Technical Tester
7 2 (6.45%) Product Manager
8 1 (3.23%) Programme Manager
8 1 (3.23%) Consultant
8 1 (3.23%) Support Engineer
8 1 (3.23%) Applications Support
8 1 (3.23%) Test Analyst
8 1 (3.23%) Product Specialist
8 1 (3.23%) SAP SD/MM Consultant
8 1 (3.23%) SAP SD Consultant
8 1 (3.23%) SAP MM Consultant
8 1 (3.23%) SAP Consultant
8 1 (3.23%) Applications Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.23%) COM
1 1 (3.23%) XML
1 1 (3.23%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (19.35%) NHS
2 5 (16.13%) Management Information System
2 5 (16.13%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (9.68%) Biotechnology
4 2 (6.45%) Informatics
4 2 (6.45%) Mathematics
4 2 (6.45%) Visualisation
4 2 (6.45%) Social Media
5 1 (3.23%) Computer Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (45.16%) Workflow
2 11 (35.48%) CRM
2 11 (35.48%) Project Management
3 10 (32.26%) ERP
4 7 (22.58%) Test Scripting
4 7 (22.58%) System Testing
4 7 (22.58%) Information Management
4 7 (22.58%) Software Testing
5 6 (19.35%) User Acceptance Testing
6 5 (16.13%) Line Management
7 4 (12.90%) Test Management
8 3 (9.68%) Validation
9 2 (6.45%) Project Planning
9 2 (6.45%) Product Marketing
10 1 (3.23%) PRINCE2
10 1 (3.23%) Risk Management
10 1 (3.23%) Demand Management
10 1 (3.23%) BPMN
10 1 (3.23%) SAP Implementation
10 1 (3.23%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.23%) C
Qualifications
1 11 (35.48%) Degree
2 5 (16.13%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (16.13%) MCSE
3 4 (12.90%) ISEB
4 3 (9.68%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (6.45%) MCP
6 1 (3.23%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.23%) GAMP
1 1 (3.23%) GxP
1 1 (3.23%) HL7
Vendors
1 10 (32.26%) Microsoft
2 2 (6.45%) SAP
3 1 (3.23%) Business Objects
3 1 (3.23%) JD Edwards
3 1 (3.23%) Salesforce.com
3 1 (3.23%) Agilent