Period
to 31 July 2021

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 6 months to 31 July 2021 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS)
England > South East
6 months to
31 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 382 320 511
Rank change year-on-year -62 +191 +28
Permanent jobs citing LIMS 51 18 15
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South East 0.31% 0.15% 0.057%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.88% 0.48% 0.17%
Number of salaries quoted 22 8 9
10th Percentile £29,000 £43,750 £38,000
25th Percentile £32,813 £44,688 £41,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £51,250 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year -2.44% +2.50% +42.86%
75th Percentile £60,000 £55,625 £62,500
90th Percentile " £57,500 £65,000
England median annual salary £60,000 £46,250 £45,000
% change year-on-year +29.73% +2.78% +21.62%

LIMS is in the Generic IT Skills category. The following 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.

All Generic IT Skills
South East
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 5,815 3,773 8,589
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 35.29% 32.23% 32.54%
Number of salaries quoted 3,619 3,096 6,686
10th Percentile £31,250 £31,250 £29,250
25th Percentile £40,000 £38,750 £36,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £52,500 £51,500 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +1.94% +3.00% +5.26%
75th Percentile £66,250 £65,000 £65,000
90th Percentile £78,750 £77,500 £77,500
England median annual salary £60,000 £56,536 £55,000
% change year-on-year +6.13% +2.79% +4.76%

LIMS
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing LIMS as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the South East.

Job vacancy trend for LIMS in the South East

LIMS
Salary Trend in the South East

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing LIMS in the South East.

Salary trend for LIMS in the South East

LIMS
Salary Histogram in the South East

Salary distribution for jobs citing LIMS in the South East over the 6 months to 31 July 2021.

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 6 months to 31 July 2021. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Surrey -7 38 £50,000 -2.44%
Thames Valley - 12 £42,500 - 9
Oxfordshire - 6 - - 1
Buckinghamshire - 5 - - 5
Berkshire - 1 £42,500 - 3
LIMS
England

For the 6 months to 31 July 2021, IT jobs citing LIMS also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the South East region with a requirement for LIMS.

1 42 (82.35%) Information Management
2 33 (64.71%) Workflow
3 32 (62.75%) Agile Software Development
4 24 (47.06%) Degree
5 23 (45.10%) C#
6 22 (43.14%) Social Skills
7 20 (39.22%) TDD
8 19 (37.25%) SQL
9 18 (35.29%) Project Management
10 15 (29.41%) Problem-Solving
11 14 (27.45%) SDLC
11 14 (27.45%) Web Services
12 13 (25.49%) Software Testing
12 13 (25.49%) Software Engineering
12 13 (25.49%) Selenium
12 13 (25.49%) Test Automation
12 13 (25.49%) Azure
12 13 (25.49%) DevOps
12 13 (25.49%) Organisational Skills
13 12 (23.53%) Continuous Improvement
13 12 (23.53%) Oracle Database
13 12 (23.53%) Java
13 12 (23.53%) .NET
13 12 (23.53%) Oracle
14 11 (21.57%) Computer Science
14 11 (21.57%) Self-Motivation
15 10 (19.61%) Legacy Systems
15 10 (19.61%) SpecFlow
15 10 (19.61%) Data Structures
15 10 (19.61%) Algorithms

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 3 (5.88%) MS Project Server
1 3 (5.88%) SharePoint
Applications
1 6 (11.76%) Microsoft Office
1 6 (11.76%) Spreadsheet
2 3 (5.88%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (5.88%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (1.96%) Acrobat
3 1 (1.96%) FrameMaker
3 1 (1.96%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.96%) RoboHelp
Cloud Services
1 13 (25.49%) Azure
2 2 (3.92%) AWS
2 2 (3.92%) SaaS
3 1 (1.96%) Microsoft 365
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (23.53%) Oracle Database
2 3 (5.88%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.96%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (1.96%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (1.96%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 13 (25.49%) Selenium
2 10 (19.61%) NUnit
2 10 (19.61%) SpecFlow
2 10 (19.61%) Visual Studio
2 10 (19.61%) WebDriver
3 4 (7.84%) Rational Rhapsody
4 2 (3.92%) Git (software)
5 1 (1.96%) Dreamweaver
5 1 (1.96%) JIRA
5 1 (1.96%) VersionOne
General
1 22 (43.14%) Social Skills
2 13 (25.49%) Organisational Skills
3 9 (17.65%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (11.76%) Telecoms
5 3 (5.88%) Finance
6 2 (3.92%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (1.96%) Legal
7 1 (1.96%) Marketing
7 1 (1.96%) Presentation Skills
Job Titles
1 11 (21.57%) Developer
2 10 (19.61%) Automation Team Leader
2 10 (19.61%) Automation Test Lead
2 10 (19.61%) Software Developer
2 10 (19.61%) Team Leader
2 10 (19.61%) Test Leader
2 10 (19.61%) Test Team Leader
3 7 (13.73%) Administrator
4 6 (11.76%) Analyst
4 6 (11.76%) LIMS Administrator
4 6 (11.76%) Systems Administrator
5 5 (9.80%) Applications Support
6 4 (7.84%) Applications Support Analyst
6 4 (7.84%) Integration Engineer
6 4 (7.84%) Support Analyst
7 3 (5.88%) Automation Tester
7 3 (5.88%) Support Officer
7 3 (5.88%) Tester
8 2 (3.92%) Selenium Automation Tester
8 2 (3.92%) Selenium Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (27.45%) Web Services
2 12 (23.53%) .NET
3 10 (19.61%) .NET Core
3 10 (19.61%) .NET Framework
3 10 (19.61%) Entity Framework
4 3 (5.88%) RESTful
5 2 (3.92%) NumPy
5 2 (3.92%) Pandas
5 2 (3.92%) PyQt
5 2 (3.92%) Tkinter
6 1 (1.96%) CSS
6 1 (1.96%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 11 (21.57%) Self-Motivation
2 10 (19.61%) Algorithms
2 10 (19.61%) Data Structures
2 10 (19.61%) Legacy Systems
3 8 (15.69%) Management Information System
4 3 (5.88%) Life Science
5 2 (3.92%) NHS
5 2 (3.92%) User Experience
6 1 (1.96%) e-Learning
6 1 (1.96%) Linux Command Line
6 1 (1.96%) Vector Graphics
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.96%) Linux
1 1 (1.96%) Windows
1 1 (1.96%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (82.35%) Information Management
2 33 (64.71%) Workflow
3 32 (62.75%) Agile Software Development
4 20 (39.22%) TDD
5 18 (35.29%) Project Management
6 15 (29.41%) Problem-Solving
7 14 (27.45%) SDLC
8 13 (25.49%) DevOps
8 13 (25.49%) Software Engineering
8 13 (25.49%) Software Testing
8 13 (25.49%) Test Automation
9 12 (23.53%) Continuous Improvement
10 11 (21.57%) Computer Science
11 10 (19.61%) BDD
11 10 (19.61%) DNA
11 10 (19.61%) Integration Testing
11 10 (19.61%) Mentoring
11 10 (19.61%) Regression Testing
11 10 (19.61%) System Integration Testing
11 10 (19.61%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 23 (45.10%) C#
2 19 (37.25%) SQL
3 12 (23.53%) Java
4 10 (19.61%) C++
4 10 (19.61%) VB
5 4 (7.84%) JavaScript
6 3 (5.88%) Python
7 1 (1.96%) R
7 1 (1.96%) Ruby
7 1 (1.96%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 24 (47.06%) Degree
2 10 (19.61%) ISEB
3 2 (3.92%) CSPO
3 2 (3.92%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (1.96%) MCP
4 1 (1.96%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (11.76%) QA
2 3 (5.88%) Good Clinical Practice
2 3 (5.88%) PMO
2 3 (5.88%) SLA
3 1 (1.96%) Data Quality
3 1 (1.96%) GxP
Systems Management
1 1 (1.96%) SCCM
Vendors
1 12 (23.53%) Oracle
2 7 (13.73%) Microsoft
3 6 (11.76%) LabWare
4 1 (1.96%) Adobe
4 1 (1.96%) VMware