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 3 months to 24 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS)
UK
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 859 898 931
Rank change year-on-year +39 +33  
Permanent jobs citing LIMS 24 25 44
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.027% 0.025% 0.040%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.065% 0.061% 0.097%
Number of salaries quoted 15 22 39
Median salary £35,614 £42,500 £38,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -16.20% +11.84%  
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £26,000 £24,500
10% offered a salary of more than £39,000 £46,000 £60,000
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 with a requirement for generic IT skills.

Generic IT Skills
UK
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 36971 40737 45408
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 42.03% 41.37% 40.94%
Number of salaries quoted 28915 33318 36224
Median salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £29,500 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £75,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +6.25%  

LIMS
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised 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 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 3 months to 24 June 2017.

Salary histogram for LIMS in the UK

LIMS
Top 15 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 3 months to 24 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
England +54 22 £35,000 -17.64% 1
East of England - 7 £35,614 -
South East +34 5 £26,000 -38.82%
Essex - 5 £35,614 -
Saffron Walden - 5 £35,614 -
Surrey +27 4 £26,000 -
Chertsey -2 4 £26,000 -
Yorkshire - 2 £37,500 - 1
North Yorkshire - 2 £37,500 - 1
Cambridgeshire - 2 £34,500 -
London +28 1 - -
Berkshire - 1 £42,500 -
York - 1 £37,500 - 1
Uxbridge - 1 - -
Reading - 1 £42,500 -

For the 6 months to 24 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 with a requirement for LIMS.

1 21 (43.75%) Manufacturing
2 19 (39.58%) SAP
3 18 (37.50%) Billing
3 18 (37.50%) Logistics
3 18 (37.50%) Project Planning
3 18 (37.50%) Continuous Improvement
3 18 (37.50%) Demand Management
3 18 (37.50%) Customer Requirements
3 18 (37.50%) Work Breakdown Structure
4 16 (33.33%) IDoc
4 16 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
4 16 (33.33%) eCATT
4 16 (33.33%) Data Migration
4 16 (33.33%) LSMW
4 16 (33.33%) SQL
4 16 (33.33%) ABAP
4 16 (33.33%) EDI
4 16 (33.33%) Migration
5 14 (29.17%) Degree
6 13 (27.08%) Finance
7 12 (25.00%) Oracle
8 11 (22.92%) Publishing
8 11 (22.92%) Retail
9 10 (20.83%) Agile Software Development
9 10 (20.83%) Relational Database
10 9 (18.75%) Integration Testing
10 9 (18.75%) JavaScript
11 6 (12.50%) Management Information System
11 6 (12.50%) Information Management
11 6 (12.50%) Informatics

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 (2.08%) SharePoint
1 1 (2.08%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (2.08%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (2.08%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (2.08%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (10.42%) SAP WM
2 3 (6.25%) SAP SD
3 1 (2.08%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (2.08%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (2.08%) SAP PM
3 1 (2.08%) SAP QM
Cloud Services
1 5 (10.42%) GitHub
2 1 (2.08%) Dynamics 365
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (20.83%) Relational Database
2 5 (10.42%) Crystal Reports
2 5 (10.42%) PostgreSQL
3 3 (6.25%) Oracle Reports
3 3 (6.25%) SQL Server
4 2 (4.17%) MySQL
4 2 (4.17%) Oracle Database
5 1 (2.08%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (2.08%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (2.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 16 (33.33%) eCATT
1 16 (33.33%) LSMW
2 2 (4.17%) Rational Rhapsody
3 1 (2.08%) Jenkins
3 1 (2.08%) JIRA
3 1 (2.08%) Selenium
General
1 21 (43.75%) Manufacturing
2 18 (37.50%) Billing
3 13 (27.08%) Finance
4 11 (22.92%) Publishing
4 11 (22.92%) Retail
5 4 (8.33%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 16 (33.33%) Consultant
2 14 (29.17%) Developer
3 11 (22.92%) SAP Consultant
4 9 (18.75%) Logistics Consultant
5 6 (12.50%) Software Developer
6 5 (10.42%) Java Developer
6 5 (10.42%) SAP EWM Consultant
6 5 (10.42%) SAP Logistics Consultant
6 5 (10.42%) SAP WM Consultant
6 5 (10.42%) Senior Developer
6 5 (10.42%) Senior Software Developer
7 4 (8.33%) IT Assistant
8 3 (6.25%) Administrator
8 3 (6.25%) LIMS Administrator
8 3 (6.25%) LIMS Developer
8 3 (6.25%) SAP MM Consultant
8 3 (6.25%) SAP SD Consultant
8 3 (6.25%) SAP SD/MM Consultant
9 2 (4.17%) SAP PP Consultant
9 2 (4.17%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (33.33%) EDI
1 16 (33.33%) IDoc
2 5 (10.42%) Catalyst
2 5 (10.42%) DBIx::Class
2 5 (10.42%) Ext JS
2 5 (10.42%) HTML
2 5 (10.42%) KnockoutJS
2 5 (10.42%) Web Services
3 4 (8.33%) Spring
4 2 (4.17%) .NET
4 2 (4.17%) J2EE
4 2 (4.17%) J2SE
4 2 (4.17%) OLE
4 2 (4.17%) XML
5 1 (2.08%) Java EE
5 1 (2.08%) Java SE
5 1 (2.08%) jQuery
5 1 (2.08%) JSP
5 1 (2.08%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 16 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (12.50%) Management Information System
3 4 (8.33%) Life Science
4 2 (4.17%) NHS
5 1 (2.08%) Driving Licence
5 1 (2.08%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 2 (4.17%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (37.50%) Continuous Improvement
1 18 (37.50%) Customer Requirements
1 18 (37.50%) Demand Management
1 18 (37.50%) Logistics
1 18 (37.50%) Project Planning
1 18 (37.50%) Work Breakdown Structure
2 16 (33.33%) Data Migration
2 16 (33.33%) Migration
3 10 (20.83%) Agile Software Development
4 9 (18.75%) Integration Testing
5 6 (12.50%) Informatics
5 6 (12.50%) Information Management
5 6 (12.50%) Web Development
6 5 (10.42%) Bioinformatics
6 5 (10.42%) MVC
6 5 (10.42%) Project Management
7 4 (8.33%) Visualisation
8 2 (4.17%) Line Management
8 2 (4.17%) Time Management
8 2 (4.17%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 16 (33.33%) ABAP
1 16 (33.33%) SQL
2 9 (18.75%) JavaScript
3 5 (10.42%) Java
3 5 (10.42%) Perl
4 3 (6.25%) PL/SQL
5 2 (4.17%) VB.NET
6 1 (2.08%) C++
6 1 (2.08%) Python
6 1 (2.08%) R
Qualifications
1 14 (29.17%) Degree
2 1 (2.08%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.25%) GxP
2 2 (4.17%) HL7
3 1 (2.08%) QA
Vendors
1 19 (39.58%) SAP
2 12 (25.00%) Oracle
3 5 (10.42%) Microsoft
4 1 (2.08%) JD Edwards
4 1 (2.08%) LabWare
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