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

Location
3 months to
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS)
Rank 434 421 439
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +18
Permanent jobs citing LIMS 7 30 13
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 0.032% 0.14% 0.056%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.091% 0.38% 0.15%
Number of salaries quoted 4 30 13
Average salary £38,750 £30,750 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+26.01% -35.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £28,500 £37,500
10% offered a salary of more than £46,750 £37,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £32,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -13.33%
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
7676 7898 8551
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 35.13% 36.47% 36.65%
Number of salaries quoted 5934 6206 7328
Average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £26,000 £26,250
10% offered a salary of more than £64,500 £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 19 December 2014.

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 19 December 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
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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
Surrey -29 5 £32,500 +5.69%
Oxfordshire - 2 £46,250 -
LIMS
England

LIMS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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 23 (46.00%) Workflow
2 18 (36.00%) Microsoft
3 17 (34.00%) Degree
4 15 (30.00%) Project Management
5 13 (26.00%) CRM
5 13 (26.00%) Information Management
5 13 (26.00%) Microsoft Certification
5 13 (26.00%) MCSE
6 11 (22.00%) ERP
7 10 (20.00%) Management Information System
8 9 (18.00%) NHS
8 9 (18.00%) Software Testing
8 9 (18.00%) Test Scripting
8 9 (18.00%) System Testing
9 8 (16.00%) MCP
9 8 (16.00%) User Acceptance Testing
9 8 (16.00%) Line Management
10 5 (10.00%) Validation
10 5 (10.00%) Marketing
10 5 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
10 5 (10.00%) Pharmaceutical
11 4 (8.00%) MS Office
11 4 (8.00%) MS Excel
11 4 (8.00%) Test Management
11 4 (8.00%) ISEB
12 3 (6.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 3 (6.00%) Time Management
12 3 (6.00%) GxP
12 3 (6.00%) Project Planning
12 3 (6.00%) Finance

LIMS
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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.

Applications
1 4 (8.00%) MS Office
1 4 (8.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.00%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.00%) SAN
1 1 (2.00%) Firewall
1 1 (2.00%) iSCSI
1 1 (2.00%) NAS
1 1 (2.00%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (2.00%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 1 (2.00%) Visual Studio
1 1 (2.00%) Rhino Mocks
1 1 (2.00%) Rational Rhapsody
General
1 5 (10.00%) Pharmaceutical
1 5 (10.00%) Marketing
2 3 (6.00%) Finance
2 3 (6.00%) Manufacturing
3 2 (4.00%) Billing
Job Titles
1 15 (30.00%) Analyst
2 11 (22.00%) Business Analyst
3 8 (16.00%) Tester
4 7 (14.00%) Systems Analyst
5 6 (12.00%) Software Tester
5 6 (12.00%) Business Systems Analyst
5 6 (12.00%) CRM Systems Analyst
6 5 (10.00%) Applications Support
7 3 (6.00%) Consultant
7 3 (6.00%) Product Specialist
8 2 (4.00%) Applications Support Analyst
8 2 (4.00%) SAP Consultant
8 2 (4.00%) Technical Tester
8 2 (4.00%) Product Manager
8 2 (4.00%) SAP Logistics Consultant
8 2 (4.00%) Support Analyst
9 1 (2.00%) Support Engineer
9 1 (2.00%) Test Analyst
9 1 (2.00%) Technical Consultant
9 1 (2.00%) SAP SD Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.00%) XML
2 1 (2.00%) XSD
2 1 (2.00%) .NET Framework
2 1 (2.00%) WCF
2 1 (2.00%) jQuery
2 1 (2.00%) HTML
2 1 (2.00%) .NET
2 1 (2.00%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 10 (20.00%) Management Information System
2 9 (18.00%) NHS
3 5 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (4.00%) Visualisation
4 2 (4.00%) Social Media
4 2 (4.00%) Informatics
4 2 (4.00%) Mathematics
4 2 (4.00%) Biotechnology
5 1 (2.00%) Computer Science
5 1 (2.00%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (46.00%) Workflow
2 15 (30.00%) Project Management
3 13 (26.00%) CRM
3 13 (26.00%) Information Management
4 11 (22.00%) ERP
5 9 (18.00%) Software Testing
5 9 (18.00%) Test Scripting
5 9 (18.00%) System Testing
6 8 (16.00%) User Acceptance Testing
6 8 (16.00%) Line Management
7 5 (10.00%) Validation
8 4 (8.00%) Test Management
9 3 (6.00%) Project Planning
9 3 (6.00%) Time Management
10 2 (4.00%) Demand Management
10 2 (4.00%) Product Marketing
10 2 (4.00%) Logistics
10 2 (4.00%) Software Engineering
11 1 (2.00%) Supplier Management
11 1 (2.00%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.00%) C
1 1 (2.00%) C#
1 1 (2.00%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 17 (34.00%) Degree
2 13 (26.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 13 (26.00%) MCSE
3 8 (16.00%) MCP
4 4 (8.00%) ISEB
5 3 (6.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (2.00%) MCTS
6 1 (2.00%) ISTQB
6 1 (2.00%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.00%) GxP
2 2 (4.00%) SLA
2 2 (4.00%) 21 CFR Part 11
3 1 (2.00%) GAMP
3 1 (2.00%) HL7
Systems Management
1 1 (2.00%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 18 (36.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (4.00%) SAP
3 1 (2.00%) Oracle
3 1 (2.00%) Business Objects