The table below looks at the prevalence of the term LIMS in permanent job vacancies advertised in the South East. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited LIMS over the 3 months to 22 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS)
England / South East
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 389 419 453
Rank change year-on-year +30 +34  
Permanent jobs citing LIMS 5 17 16
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.034% 0.092% 0.075%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.093% 0.23% 0.19%
Number of salaries quoted 5 17 12
Median salary £26,000 £42,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -38.82% +13.33%  
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 the South East with a requirement for generic IT skills.

Generic IT Skills
South East
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 5375 7292 8253
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 36.84% 39.64% 38.66%
Number of salaries quoted 4465 6036 6436
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +1.12%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +6.25%  

LIMS
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South East 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 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 in the South East.

Salary trend for LIMS in the South East

LIMS
Salary Histogram in the South East

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing LIMS in the South East over the 3 months to 22 June 2017.

Salary histogram for LIMS in the South East

LIMS
Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing LIMS within the South East region over the 3 months to 22 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
Surrey +40 4 £26,000 -
Berkshire - 1 £42,500 -
LIMS
England

For the 6 months to 22 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 South East region with a requirement for LIMS.

1 8 (53.33%) Degree
2 5 (33.33%) SQL
3 4 (26.67%) Manufacturing
4 3 (20.00%) Visualisation
4 3 (20.00%) Life Science
4 3 (20.00%) Spring
4 3 (20.00%) Marketing
4 3 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (20.00%) HTML
4 3 (20.00%) Java
4 3 (20.00%) JavaScript
5 2 (13.33%) J2EE
5 2 (13.33%) Crystal Reports
5 2 (13.33%) Workflow
5 2 (13.33%) XML
5 2 (13.33%) J2SE
5 2 (13.33%) HL7
5 2 (13.33%) Time Management
5 2 (13.33%) Rational Rhapsody
5 2 (13.33%) Relational Database
5 2 (13.33%) Line Management
6 1 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (6.67%) Driving Licence
6 1 (6.67%) Customer Requirements
6 1 (6.67%) Work Breakdown Structure
6 1 (6.67%) IDoc
6 1 (6.67%) Continuous Improvement
6 1 (6.67%) Demand Management
6 1 (6.67%) Data Migration
6 1 (6.67%) Data Protection

LIMS
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 (6.67%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (6.67%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (6.67%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (6.67%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (6.67%) SAP QM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (13.33%) Crystal Reports
1 2 (13.33%) Relational Database
2 1 (6.67%) SQL Server
2 1 (6.67%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (6.67%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (6.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (13.33%) Rational Rhapsody
2 1 (6.67%) eCATT
2 1 (6.67%) LSMW
General
1 4 (26.67%) Manufacturing
2 3 (20.00%) Marketing
3 1 (6.67%) Billing
3 1 (6.67%) Finance
3 1 (6.67%) Publishing
3 1 (6.67%) Retail
Job Titles
1 4 (26.67%) Developer
1 4 (26.67%) IT Assistant
2 3 (20.00%) Java Developer
3 2 (13.33%) Product Specialist
4 1 (6.67%) Administrator
4 1 (6.67%) Client Services Manager
4 1 (6.67%) Consultant
4 1 (6.67%) LIMS Administrator
4 1 (6.67%) Logistics Consultant
4 1 (6.67%) SAP Consultant
4 1 (6.67%) SAP Logistics Consultant
4 1 (6.67%) SAP PP Consultant
4 1 (6.67%) SAP QM Consultant
4 1 (6.67%) Service Manager
4 1 (6.67%) SQL Developer
4 1 (6.67%) SQL Server Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (20.00%) HTML
1 3 (20.00%) Spring
2 2 (13.33%) J2EE
2 2 (13.33%) J2SE
2 2 (13.33%) XML
3 1 (6.67%) EDI
3 1 (6.67%) IDoc
3 1 (6.67%) Java EE
3 1 (6.67%) Java SE
Miscellaneous
1 3 (20.00%) Life Science
2 1 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (6.67%) Driving Licence
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (20.00%) Visualisation
2 2 (13.33%) Line Management
2 2 (13.33%) Time Management
2 2 (13.33%) Workflow
3 1 (6.67%) Business Development
3 1 (6.67%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (6.67%) Customer Requirements
3 1 (6.67%) Data Migration
3 1 (6.67%) Data Modelling
3 1 (6.67%) Data Protection
3 1 (6.67%) Demand Management
3 1 (6.67%) Integration Testing
3 1 (6.67%) Logistics
3 1 (6.67%) Migration
3 1 (6.67%) Project Management
3 1 (6.67%) Project Planning
3 1 (6.67%) Technical Architecture
3 1 (6.67%) Work Breakdown Structure
Programming Languages
1 5 (33.33%) SQL
2 3 (20.00%) Java
2 3 (20.00%) JavaScript
3 1 (6.67%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 8 (53.33%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (13.33%) HL7
Vendors
1 1 (6.67%) SAP