The table below looks at the prevalence of the term LIMS in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited LIMS over the 3 months to 28 November 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS)
Rank 858 851 866
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +15
Permanent jobs citing LIMS 53 43 31
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.046% 0.039% 0.027%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.12% 0.099% 0.069%
Number of salaries quoted 38 34 30
Average salary £35,000 £33,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.06% -12.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £28,500 £20,500
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £37,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,772 £32,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+10.06% -13.33%

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

Miscellaneous Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
43246 43560 44842
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 37.54% 39.24% 38.98%
Number of salaries quoted 34888 34798 37538
Average salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £72,500 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

LIMS
Jobs Demand Trend

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

LIMS Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

LIMS
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing LIMS within the UK.

LIMS Salary Trend in the UK

LIMS
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing LIMS over the 3 months to 28 November 2014 within the UK.

LIMS Salary Histogram in the UK

LIMS
Top 30 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing LIMS within the UK over the 3 months to 28 November 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
England -35 51 £35,000 +6.06% 7
East of England -1 23 £41,000 +54.71% 4
Cambridgeshire +10 16 £41,000 - 3
South East -26 12 £45,000 +34.32% 1
Cambridge - 10 £41,000 - 1
Surrey -31 7 £31,250 -6.71% 1
Essex - 6 £30,000 - 1
Chertsey +5 5 £31,250 +4.16% 1
Oxfordshire - 5 £45,000 -
London +12 4 £32,500 -68.29%
Birmingham - 4 £32,500 -
Yorkshire - 4 £29,250 -
West Midlands - 4 £32,500 -
Manchester -12 3 £38,500 +28.33% 2
North West -15 3 £38,500 +23.20% 2
City of London - 3 £32,500 -
West Yorkshire - 3 £32,500 -
Brentwood - 3 £65,000 -
Oxford - 3 £45,000 -
Guildford - 2 - -
Leeds - 2 £27,000 -
Luton - 1 £37,500 -
Edinburgh - 1 £47,500 -
Stockport - 1 £38,500 - 1
Witham - 1 - -
Bedfordshire - 1 £37,500 -
Gloucestershire - 1 £32,500 -
North Yorkshire - 1 £26,000 -
Mirfield - 1 £35,000 -
South West - 1 £32,500 -

LIMS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 November 2014, IT jobs within the UK 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 44 (35.20%) Degree
2 39 (31.20%) Microsoft
3 38 (30.40%) Information Management
4 24 (19.20%) Workflow
5 23 (18.40%) Project Management
6 22 (17.60%) SQL
7 21 (16.80%) Windows
8 19 (15.20%) Microsoft Certification
8 19 (15.20%) MCSE
9 18 (14.40%) Management Information System
9 18 (14.40%) Informatics
9 18 (14.40%) jQuery
10 16 (12.80%) ERP
11 15 (12.00%) CRM
12 14 (11.20%) Manufacturing
12 14 (11.20%) MCP
12 14 (11.20%) Java
12 14 (11.20%) JavaScript
12 14 (11.20%) Bioinformatics
13 13 (10.40%) Project Planning
13 13 (10.40%) NHS
14 12 (9.60%) Computer Science
15 11 (8.80%) Web Development
15 11 (8.80%) Perl
15 11 (8.80%) SAP
16 10 (8.00%) Linux
16 10 (8.00%) C#
16 10 (8.00%) HTML
16 10 (8.00%) .NET
16 10 (8.00%) Oracle

LIMS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 November 2014, IT jobs within the UK 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 5 (4.00%) Apache
2 2 (1.60%) MS Exchange
3 1 (0.80%) IIS
3 1 (0.80%) SharePoint
Applications
1 8 (6.40%) MS Excel
2 6 (4.80%) MS Office
3 3 (2.40%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 4 (3.20%) SAP SD
2 1 (0.80%) SAP SCM
Communications & Networking
1 5 (4.00%) SSL
2 1 (0.80%) SAN
2 1 (0.80%) Firewall
2 1 (0.80%) iSCSI
2 1 (0.80%) NAS
2 1 (0.80%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (4.00%) Relational Database
2 4 (3.20%) SQL Server
3 2 (1.60%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.80%) MySQL
4 1 (0.80%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (0.80%) RDBMS
4 1 (0.80%) Oracle Database 10g
4 1 (0.80%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (0.80%) BusinessObjects XI
Development Applications
1 9 (7.20%) Eclipse
1 9 (7.20%) Maven
1 9 (7.20%) Jenkins
2 6 (4.80%) Subversion
2 6 (4.80%) Git (software)
3 4 (3.20%) LSMW
4 3 (2.40%) Rational Rhapsody
5 1 (0.80%) Visual Studio
5 1 (0.80%) NUnit
5 1 (0.80%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (0.80%) Rhino Mocks
General
1 14 (11.20%) Manufacturing
2 10 (8.00%) Billing
3 9 (7.20%) Pharmaceutical
4 5 (4.00%) Marketing
5 4 (3.20%) Retail
6 3 (2.40%) Finance
Job Titles
1 34 (27.20%) Analyst
2 31 (24.80%) Developer
3 15 (12.00%) Software Developer
3 15 (12.00%) Support Analyst
4 13 (10.40%) Business Analyst
5 12 (9.60%) Consultant
6 10 (8.00%) SAP Consultant
7 8 (6.40%) Systems Analyst
7 8 (6.40%) Tester
7 8 (6.40%) Applications Support
8 7 (5.60%) Administrator
8 7 (5.60%) Systems Administrator
9 6 (4.80%) Business Systems Analyst
9 6 (4.80%) Software Tester
9 6 (4.80%) SAP Logistics Consultant
9 6 (4.80%) CRM Systems Analyst
10 5 (4.00%) SAP SD/MM Consultant
10 5 (4.00%) Ruby on Rails Developer
10 5 (4.00%) SAP MM Consultant
10 5 (4.00%) Senior Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (14.40%) jQuery
2 10 (8.00%) HTML
2 10 (8.00%) .NET
3 9 (7.20%) JDBC
3 9 (7.20%) Spring
4 8 (6.40%) Ajax
5 7 (5.60%) CSS
6 6 (4.80%) JSON
6 6 (4.80%) Ruby on Rails
7 5 (4.00%) XML
8 4 (3.20%) ASP.NET
8 4 (3.20%) EDI
9 2 (1.60%) WCF
9 2 (1.60%) JSP
10 1 (0.80%) XSD
10 1 (0.80%) XSL
10 1 (0.80%) COM
10 1 (0.80%) WPF
10 1 (0.80%) .NET Framework
10 1 (0.80%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 18 (14.40%) Management Information System
1 18 (14.40%) Informatics
2 13 (10.40%) NHS
3 12 (9.60%) Computer Science
4 10 (8.00%) Analytical Skills
5 9 (7.20%) Life Science
6 5 (4.00%) Biotechnology
7 3 (2.40%) Biology
8 2 (1.60%) Mathematics
8 2 (1.60%) Chemistry
8 2 (1.60%) Visualisation
8 2 (1.60%) Social Media
9 1 (0.80%) Health Informatics
9 1 (0.80%) User Experience
9 1 (0.80%) Open Source
9 1 (0.80%) FMCG
9 1 (0.80%) Robotics
9 1 (0.80%) Client/Server
9 1 (0.80%) N-Tier
9 1 (0.80%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 21 (16.80%) Windows
2 10 (8.00%) Linux
3 5 (4.00%) UNIX
4 2 (1.60%) Windows XP
4 2 (1.60%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (1.60%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (30.40%) Information Management
2 24 (19.20%) Workflow
3 23 (18.40%) Project Management
4 16 (12.80%) ERP
5 15 (12.00%) CRM
6 14 (11.20%) Bioinformatics
7 13 (10.40%) Project Planning
8 11 (8.80%) Web Development
9 10 (8.00%) Logistics
9 10 (8.00%) Agile Software Development
9 10 (8.00%) Demand Management
9 10 (8.00%) Line Management
10 9 (7.20%) Test Scripting
10 9 (7.20%) System Testing
10 9 (7.20%) Software Testing
11 8 (6.40%) Validation
11 8 (6.40%) User Acceptance Testing
11 8 (6.40%) Unit Testing
12 7 (5.60%) OO
12 7 (5.60%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 22 (17.60%) SQL
2 14 (11.20%) Java
2 14 (11.20%) JavaScript
3 11 (8.80%) Perl
4 10 (8.00%) C#
5 9 (7.20%) PL/SQL
6 6 (4.80%) Ruby
6 6 (4.80%) PHP
7 5 (4.00%) Python
8 4 (3.20%) ABAP
9 2 (1.60%) C
10 1 (0.80%) VB
Qualifications
1 44 (35.20%) Degree
2 19 (15.20%) MCSE
2 19 (15.20%) Microsoft Certification
3 14 (11.20%) MCP
4 4 (3.20%) MCSA
4 4 (3.20%) ISEB
5 3 (2.40%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 3 (2.40%) MCITP
6 2 (1.60%) MCTS
7 1 (0.80%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (5.60%) SLA
2 3 (2.40%) GxP
3 2 (1.60%) HL7
3 2 (1.60%) 21 CFR Part 11
4 1 (0.80%) GAMP
4 1 (0.80%) QA
System Software
1 5 (4.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (1.60%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (0.80%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 39 (31.20%) Microsoft
2 11 (8.80%) SAP
3 10 (8.00%) Oracle
4 5 (4.00%) VMware
5 2 (1.60%) Business Objects
6 1 (0.80%) Citrix
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