The table below looks at the prevalence of the term LIMS in permanent job vacancies advertised in England. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited LIMS over the 3 months to 26 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS)
UK / England
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 845 885 908
Rank change year-on-year +40 +23  
Permanent jobs citing LIMS 22 20 45
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.026% 0.022% 0.043%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.062% 0.053% 0.11%
Number of salaries quoted 13 20 40
Median salary £35,000 £42,500 £38,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -17.64% +11.84%  
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £26,000 £24,500
10% offered a salary of more than £37,123 £46,400 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £35,614 £42,500 £38,000
% change year-on-year -16.20% +11.84%  

LIMS is in the generic IT skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for generic IT skills.

Generic IT Skills
England
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 35586 37897 42752
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in England 42.32% 41.57% 41.13%
Number of salaries quoted 27958 31535 34480
Median salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £75,850 £80,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +6.25%  

LIMS
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England citing LIMS as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Miscellaneous category.

Job vacancy trend for LIMS in England

LIMS
Salary Trend in England

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

Salary trend for LIMS in England

LIMS
Salary Histogram in England

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing LIMS in England over the 3 months to 26 June 2017.

Salary histogram for LIMS in England

LIMS
Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing LIMS within the England region over the 3 months to 26 June 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
East of England - 7 £35,614 -
South East +50 5 £26,000 -38.82%
Yorkshire - 2 £37,500 - 1
London +25 1 - -
LIMS
UK

For the 6 months to 26 June 2017, IT jobs citing LIMS also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the England region with a requirement for LIMS.

1 21 (45.65%) Manufacturing
2 19 (41.30%) SAP
3 18 (39.13%) Logistics
3 18 (39.13%) Billing
3 18 (39.13%) Project Planning
3 18 (39.13%) Continuous Improvement
3 18 (39.13%) Demand Management
3 18 (39.13%) Customer Requirements
3 18 (39.13%) Work Breakdown Structure
4 16 (34.78%) IDoc
4 16 (34.78%) Data Migration
4 16 (34.78%) Analytical Skills
4 16 (34.78%) LSMW
4 16 (34.78%) eCATT
4 16 (34.78%) ABAP
4 16 (34.78%) EDI
4 16 (34.78%) Migration
5 15 (32.61%) SQL
6 14 (30.43%) Degree
7 13 (28.26%) Finance
8 12 (26.09%) Oracle
9 11 (23.91%) Publishing
9 11 (23.91%) Retail
10 10 (21.74%) Relational Database
11 9 (19.57%) Integration Testing
11 9 (19.57%) Agile Software Development
12 8 (17.39%) JavaScript
13 6 (13.04%) Management Information System
13 6 (13.04%) Informatics
13 6 (13.04%) Web Development

LIMS
Co-occurring IT Skills in England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (2.17%) SharePoint
1 1 (2.17%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (2.17%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (2.17%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (2.17%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (10.87%) SAP WM
2 3 (6.52%) SAP SD
3 1 (2.17%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (2.17%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (2.17%) SAP PM
3 1 (2.17%) SAP QM
Cloud Services
1 5 (10.87%) GitHub
2 1 (2.17%) Dynamics 365
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (21.74%) Relational Database
2 5 (10.87%) Crystal Reports
2 5 (10.87%) PostgreSQL
3 3 (6.52%) Oracle Reports
3 3 (6.52%) SQL Server
4 2 (4.35%) MySQL
4 2 (4.35%) Oracle Database
5 1 (2.17%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (2.17%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (2.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 16 (34.78%) eCATT
1 16 (34.78%) LSMW
2 2 (4.35%) Rational Rhapsody
3 1 (2.17%) Jenkins
3 1 (2.17%) JIRA
3 1 (2.17%) Selenium
General
1 21 (45.65%) Manufacturing
2 18 (39.13%) Billing
3 13 (28.26%) Finance
4 11 (23.91%) Publishing
4 11 (23.91%) Retail
5 3 (6.52%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 16 (34.78%) Consultant
2 13 (28.26%) Developer
3 11 (23.91%) SAP Consultant
4 9 (19.57%) Logistics Consultant
5 6 (13.04%) Software Developer
6 5 (10.87%) SAP EWM Consultant
6 5 (10.87%) SAP Logistics Consultant
6 5 (10.87%) SAP WM Consultant
6 5 (10.87%) Senior Developer
6 5 (10.87%) Senior Software Developer
7 4 (8.70%) IT Assistant
7 4 (8.70%) Java Developer
8 3 (6.52%) Administrator
8 3 (6.52%) LIMS Administrator
8 3 (6.52%) LIMS Developer
8 3 (6.52%) SAP MM Consultant
8 3 (6.52%) SAP SD Consultant
8 3 (6.52%) SAP SD/MM Consultant
9 2 (4.35%) Product Specialist
9 2 (4.35%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (34.78%) EDI
1 16 (34.78%) IDoc
2 5 (10.87%) Catalyst
2 5 (10.87%) DBIx::Class
2 5 (10.87%) Ext JS
2 5 (10.87%) KnockoutJS
2 5 (10.87%) Web Services
3 4 (8.70%) HTML
3 4 (8.70%) Spring
4 2 (4.35%) .NET
4 2 (4.35%) J2EE
4 2 (4.35%) J2SE
4 2 (4.35%) OLE
4 2 (4.35%) XML
5 1 (2.17%) Java EE
5 1 (2.17%) Java SE
5 1 (2.17%) jQuery
5 1 (2.17%) JSP
5 1 (2.17%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 16 (34.78%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (13.04%) Management Information System
3 4 (8.70%) Life Science
4 1 (2.17%) Driving Licence
4 1 (2.17%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 2 (4.35%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (39.13%) Continuous Improvement
1 18 (39.13%) Customer Requirements
1 18 (39.13%) Demand Management
1 18 (39.13%) Logistics
1 18 (39.13%) Project Planning
1 18 (39.13%) Work Breakdown Structure
2 16 (34.78%) Data Migration
2 16 (34.78%) Migration
3 9 (19.57%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (19.57%) Integration Testing
4 6 (13.04%) Informatics
4 6 (13.04%) Information Management
4 6 (13.04%) Web Development
5 5 (10.87%) Bioinformatics
5 5 (10.87%) MVC
5 5 (10.87%) Project Management
6 3 (6.52%) Visualisation
7 2 (4.35%) Line Management
7 2 (4.35%) Time Management
7 2 (4.35%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 16 (34.78%) ABAP
2 15 (32.61%) SQL
3 8 (17.39%) JavaScript
4 5 (10.87%) Perl
5 4 (8.70%) Java
6 3 (6.52%) PL/SQL
7 2 (4.35%) VB.NET
8 1 (2.17%) C++
8 1 (2.17%) Python
8 1 (2.17%) R
Qualifications
1 14 (30.43%) Degree
2 1 (2.17%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.52%) GxP
2 2 (4.35%) HL7
3 1 (2.17%) QA
Vendors
1 19 (41.30%) SAP
2 12 (26.09%) Oracle
3 5 (10.87%) Microsoft
4 1 (2.17%) JD Edwards
4 1 (2.17%) LabWare
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