The table below looks at the prevalence of the term LIMS in permanent job vacancies advertised in the North West. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited LIMS over the 3 months to 24 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS)
England / North West
Rank 251 225 250
Rank change year-on-year -26 +25  
Permanent jobs citing LIMS 3 13 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.049% 0.23% 0.030%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.12% 0.59% 0.086%
Number of salaries quoted 1 9 2
Median salary £47,500 £41,500 £36,750
Median salary % change year-on-year +14.45% +12.92%  
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £39,259 £39,000
% change year-on-year +1.88% +0.66%  

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 the North West with a requirement for generic IT skills.

Generic IT Skills
North West
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 2477 2211 2333
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 40.30% 38.91% 35.56%
Number of salaries quoted 1991 1802 1870
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +3.89%  
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £25,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +6.25%  

LIMS
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North West 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 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 in the North West.

Salary trend for LIMS in the North West

LIMS
Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing LIMS within the North West region over the 3 months to 24 March 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
Manchester -29 3 £47,500 +14.45%
LIMS
England

LIMS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 24 March 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 North West region with a requirement for LIMS.

1 6 (100.00%) SAP
2 5 (83.33%) Manufacturing
3 4 (66.67%) Finance
3 4 (66.67%) ABAP
3 4 (66.67%) EDI
3 4 (66.67%) Migration
3 4 (66.67%) LSMW
3 4 (66.67%) Billing
3 4 (66.67%) Logistics
3 4 (66.67%) Project Planning
3 4 (66.67%) Data Migration
3 4 (66.67%) Continuous Improvement
3 4 (66.67%) Demand Management
3 4 (66.67%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (66.67%) Customer Requirements
4 3 (50.00%) Retail
4 3 (50.00%) Integration Testing
4 3 (50.00%) Publishing
5 1 (16.67%) Oracle
5 1 (16.67%) CRM
5 1 (16.67%) ERP
5 1 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (16.67%) Ariba
5 1 (16.67%) JD Edwards
5 1 (16.67%) SAP SD
5 1 (16.67%) SAP APO
5 1 (16.67%) AutoCAD
5 1 (16.67%) OLE
5 1 (16.67%) Project Management
5 1 (16.67%) SAP PM

LIMS
Top Related IT Skills in the North West 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:

Applications
1 1 (16.67%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 1 (16.67%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (16.67%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (16.67%) Maximo
1 1 (16.67%) SAP APO
1 1 (16.67%) SAP MII
1 1 (16.67%) SAP PM
1 1 (16.67%) SAP SD
1 1 (16.67%) TrackWise
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (16.67%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
Development Applications
1 4 (66.67%) LSMW
General
1 5 (83.33%) Manufacturing
2 4 (66.67%) Billing
2 4 (66.67%) Finance
3 3 (50.00%) Publishing
3 3 (50.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 4 (66.67%) Consultant
1 4 (66.67%) Logistics Consultant
2 3 (50.00%) SAP Consultant
2 3 (50.00%) SAP Logistics Consultant
2 3 (50.00%) SAP MM Consultant
2 3 (50.00%) SAP SD Consultant
2 3 (50.00%) SAP SD/MM Consultant
3 1 (16.67%) Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Architect
3 1 (16.67%) Business Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) IT Architect
3 1 (16.67%) Senior Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (66.67%) EDI
2 1 (16.67%) OLE
Miscellaneous
1 4 (66.67%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (66.67%) Continuous Improvement
1 4 (66.67%) Customer Requirements
1 4 (66.67%) Data Migration
1 4 (66.67%) Demand Management
1 4 (66.67%) Logistics
1 4 (66.67%) Migration
1 4 (66.67%) Project Planning
2 3 (50.00%) Integration Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Business Analysis
3 1 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (16.67%) CRM
3 1 (16.67%) ERP
3 1 (16.67%) IT Strategy
3 1 (16.67%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (66.67%) ABAP
Vendors
1 6 (100.00%) SAP
2 1 (16.67%) Ariba
2 1 (16.67%) JD Edwards
2 1 (16.67%) Oracle