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 30 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS)
England / South East
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 384 443 447
Rank change year-on-year +59 +4  
Permanent jobs citing LIMS 9 11 14
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.060% 0.056% 0.067%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.17% 0.14% 0.18%
Number of salaries quoted 9 11 14
Median salary £37,500 £40,000 £43,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -6.25% -8.04%  
90% offered a salary of more than £29,500 £31,000 £37,500
10% offered a salary of more than £41,500 £45,000 £48,500
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £39,259 £39,000
% change year-on-year -4.48% +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 South East with a requirement for generic IT skills.

Generic IT Skills
South East
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 5168 7807 7697
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 34.49% 39.80% 36.90%
Number of salaries quoted 4193 6455 6043
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +3.44%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
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 30 March 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 30 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
Surrey +52 5 £37,500 -9.09%
Oxfordshire 0 3 £40,000 -11.11%
Kent - 1 £30,000 -
LIMS
England

For the 6 months to 30 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 South East region with a requirement for LIMS.

1 12 (54.55%) Degree
2 6 (27.27%) SQL
2 6 (27.27%) Manufacturing
3 4 (18.18%) Java
3 4 (18.18%) Marketing
4 3 (13.64%) Life Science
4 3 (13.64%) HTML
4 3 (13.64%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (13.64%) Spring
4 3 (13.64%) JavaScript
4 3 (13.64%) SAP
4 3 (13.64%) Visualisation
4 3 (13.64%) Finance
5 2 (9.09%) Customer Requirements
5 2 (9.09%) Line Management
5 2 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (9.09%) XML
5 2 (9.09%) J2SE
5 2 (9.09%) EDI
5 2 (9.09%) J2EE
5 2 (9.09%) ABAP
5 2 (9.09%) Publishing
5 2 (9.09%) Migration
5 2 (9.09%) Logistics
5 2 (9.09%) Retail
5 2 (9.09%) LSMW
5 2 (9.09%) Billing
5 2 (9.09%) Workflow
5 2 (9.09%) SAP QM
5 2 (9.09%) HL7

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 (4.55%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (4.55%) MS Excel
1 1 (4.55%) MS Office
1 1 (4.55%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (9.09%) SAP QM
2 1 (4.55%) Sage 200
2 1 (4.55%) SAP Oil and Gas
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.55%) Crystal Reports
1 1 (4.55%) Relational Database
1 1 (4.55%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (9.09%) LSMW
1 2 (9.09%) Rational Rhapsody
2 1 (4.55%) Visual Studio
General
1 6 (27.27%) Manufacturing
2 4 (18.18%) Marketing
3 3 (13.64%) Finance
4 2 (9.09%) Billing
4 2 (9.09%) Publishing
4 2 (9.09%) Retail
5 1 (4.55%) Electronics
5 1 (4.55%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 4 (18.18%) Developer
2 3 (13.64%) Java Developer
3 2 (9.09%) Consultant
3 2 (9.09%) Logistics Consultant
3 2 (9.09%) Product Specialist
3 2 (9.09%) SAP Consultant
3 2 (9.09%) SAP Logistics Consultant
3 2 (9.09%) SAP PP Consultant
3 2 (9.09%) SAP QM Consultant
4 1 (4.55%) Administrator
4 1 (4.55%) Analyst
4 1 (4.55%) Applications Support
4 1 (4.55%) Client Services Manager
4 1 (4.55%) LIMS Administrator
4 1 (4.55%) LIMS Developer
4 1 (4.55%) LIMS Support
4 1 (4.55%) Support Analyst
4 1 (4.55%) Systems Analyst
4 1 (4.55%) Systems Support
4 1 (4.55%) Systems Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (13.64%) HTML
1 3 (13.64%) Spring
2 2 (9.09%) EDI
2 2 (9.09%) J2EE
2 2 (9.09%) J2SE
2 2 (9.09%) XML
3 1 (4.55%) Java EE
3 1 (4.55%) Java SE
Miscellaneous
1 3 (13.64%) Life Science
2 2 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (4.55%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (13.64%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (13.64%) Visualisation
2 2 (9.09%) Continuous Improvement
2 2 (9.09%) Customer Requirements
2 2 (9.09%) Data Migration
2 2 (9.09%) Demand Management
2 2 (9.09%) Integration Testing
2 2 (9.09%) Line Management
2 2 (9.09%) Logistics
2 2 (9.09%) Migration
2 2 (9.09%) Project Planning
2 2 (9.09%) Time Management
2 2 (9.09%) Workflow
3 1 (4.55%) Business Development
3 1 (4.55%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (4.55%) Digital Marketing
3 1 (4.55%) Information Management
3 1 (4.55%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (27.27%) SQL
2 4 (18.18%) Java
3 3 (13.64%) JavaScript
4 2 (9.09%) ABAP
5 1 (4.55%) PowerShell
5 1 (4.55%) T-SQL
5 1 (4.55%) VBA
Qualifications
1 12 (54.55%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (9.09%) HL7
System Software
1 1 (4.55%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (4.55%) VMware Server
Vendors
1 3 (13.64%) SAP
2 1 (4.55%) LabWare
2 1 (4.55%) Sage
2 1 (4.55%) Salesforce.com
2 1 (4.55%) VMware