Period
to 23 August 2017

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term LIMS in permanent job vacancies. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited LIMS over the 6 months to 23 August 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS)
UK
6 months to
23 Aug 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1143 1203 1213
Rank change year-on-year +60 +10 -35
Permanent jobs citing LIMS 51 61 70
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.029% 0.031% 0.032%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.068% 0.074% 0.078%
Number of salaries quoted 29 54 59
UK median annual salary £35,000 £38,750 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -9.68% -3.13% +6.67%
10th Percentile £25,500 £25,500 £22,250
90th Percentile £42,699 £47,250 £60,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £35,000 £37,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year -6.67% -8.54% +9.33%

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 with a requirement for generic IT skills.

All Generic IT Skills
UK
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 75470 81934 89289
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 42.88% 41.64% 41.22%
Number of salaries quoted 57316 67013 71147
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £82,500 £80,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +6.25% -

LIMS
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing LIMS as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for LIMS in the UK

LIMS
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for LIMS in the UK

LIMS
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing LIMS over the 6 months to 23 August 2017.

Salary histogram for LIMS in the UK

LIMS
Top 11 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing LIMS within the UK over the 6 months to 23 August 2017. 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
England +78 48 £34,500 -13.75% 3
UK excluding London +54 41 £35,000 -6.67% 2
South East +53 15 £27,500 -31.25% 2
East of England +8 9 £35,614 +1.75%
North of England +2 9 £42,500 +2.41%
North West -28 7 £47,500 +14.46%
Midlands - 7 - -
West Midlands - 7 - -
Yorkshire +19 2 £37,500 -
London +33 1 - - 1
Scotland +8 1 £35,000 +18.64%

For the 6 months to 23 August 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 with a requirement for LIMS.

1 21 (41.18%) SAP
1 21 (41.18%) Manufacturing
2 20 (39.22%) Billing
2 20 (39.22%) Logistics
2 20 (39.22%) Project Planning
2 20 (39.22%) Continuous Improvement
2 20 (39.22%) Demand Management
2 20 (39.22%) Customer Requirements
2 20 (39.22%) Work Breakdown Structure
3 19 (37.25%) Analytical Skills
3 19 (37.25%) Finance
4 18 (35.29%) Migration
4 18 (35.29%) EDI
4 18 (35.29%) ABAP
4 18 (35.29%) Data Migration
4 18 (35.29%) eCATT
4 18 (35.29%) LSMW
4 18 (35.29%) IDoc
5 17 (33.33%) Retail
5 17 (33.33%) Publishing
6 16 (31.37%) Degree
7 15 (29.41%) Integration Testing
7 15 (29.41%) SQL
7 15 (29.41%) Microsoft
8 13 (25.49%) Oracle
9 12 (23.53%) Information Management
10 9 (17.65%) Relational Database
11 8 (15.69%) Agile Software Development
11 8 (15.69%) JavaScript
12 6 (11.76%) Management Information System

LIMS
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 (1.96%) Tomcat
Business Applications
1 4 (7.84%) SAP WM
2 2 (3.92%) SAP SD
3 1 (1.96%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (1.96%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 5 (9.80%) GitHub
2 1 (1.96%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.92%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (17.65%) Relational Database
2 5 (9.80%) PostgreSQL
3 4 (7.84%) Crystal Reports
4 3 (5.88%) Oracle Reports
4 3 (5.88%) SQL Server
5 2 (3.92%) MySQL
5 2 (3.92%) Oracle Database
6 1 (1.96%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (1.96%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (1.96%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (1.96%) UniData
Development Applications
1 18 (35.29%) eCATT
1 18 (35.29%) LSMW
2 1 (1.96%) Rational Rhapsody
General
1 21 (41.18%) Manufacturing
2 20 (39.22%) Billing
3 19 (37.25%) Finance
4 17 (33.33%) Publishing
4 17 (33.33%) Retail
5 3 (5.88%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 19 (37.25%) Consultant
2 17 (33.33%) SAP Consultant
3 15 (29.41%) Logistics Consultant
4 14 (27.45%) SAP EWM Consultant
4 14 (27.45%) SAP WM Consultant
5 13 (25.49%) SAP Logistics Consultant
6 12 (23.53%) Developer
7 6 (11.76%) Software Developer
8 5 (9.80%) IT Assistant
8 5 (9.80%) Senior Developer
8 5 (9.80%) Senior Software Developer
9 3 (5.88%) Java Developer
9 3 (5.88%) LIMS Developer
10 2 (3.92%) Administrator
10 2 (3.92%) Analyst
10 2 (3.92%) Applications Support
10 2 (3.92%) SAP MM Consultant
10 2 (3.92%) SAP SD Consultant
10 2 (3.92%) Systems Administrator
10 2 (3.92%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (35.29%) EDI
1 18 (35.29%) IDoc
2 5 (9.80%) Catalyst
2 5 (9.80%) DBIx::Class
2 5 (9.80%) Ext JS
2 5 (9.80%) HTML
2 5 (9.80%) KnockoutJS
2 5 (9.80%) Web Services
3 2 (3.92%) .NET
3 2 (3.92%) Spring
3 2 (3.92%) XML
4 1 (1.96%) J2EE
4 1 (1.96%) J2SE
4 1 (1.96%) jQuery
4 1 (1.96%) JSP
4 1 (1.96%) OLE
4 1 (1.96%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 19 (37.25%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (11.76%) Management Information System
3 5 (9.80%) NHS
4 2 (3.92%) Life Science
5 1 (1.96%) Driving Licence
5 1 (1.96%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 5 (9.80%) Windows
2 1 (1.96%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (39.22%) Continuous Improvement
1 20 (39.22%) Customer Requirements
1 20 (39.22%) Demand Management
1 20 (39.22%) Logistics
1 20 (39.22%) Project Planning
1 20 (39.22%) Work Breakdown Structure
2 18 (35.29%) Data Migration
2 18 (35.29%) Migration
3 15 (29.41%) Integration Testing
4 12 (23.53%) Information Management
5 8 (15.69%) Agile Software Development
6 6 (11.76%) Informatics
6 6 (11.76%) Web Development
7 5 (9.80%) Bioinformatics
7 5 (9.80%) MVC
7 5 (9.80%) Project Management
8 4 (7.84%) Workflow
9 2 (3.92%) Business Analysis
9 2 (3.92%) Software Testing
9 2 (3.92%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 18 (35.29%) ABAP
2 15 (29.41%) SQL
3 8 (15.69%) JavaScript
4 5 (9.80%) Perl
5 3 (5.88%) Java
5 3 (5.88%) PL/SQL
6 2 (3.92%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 16 (31.37%) Degree
2 1 (1.96%) Master's Degree
2 1 (1.96%) MCP
2 1 (1.96%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.88%) GxP
2 1 (1.96%) HL7
Vendors
1 21 (41.18%) SAP
2 15 (29.41%) Microsoft
3 13 (25.49%) Oracle
4 1 (1.96%) JD Edwards
4 1 (1.96%) LabWare