Period
to 29 November 2020

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 29 November 2020 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS)
UK
6 months to
29 Nov 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 652 1019 1108
Rank change year-on-year +367 +89 +18
Permanent jobs citing LIMS 64 51 55
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.12% 0.038% 0.034%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.31% 0.097% 0.086%
Number of salaries quoted 29 25 42
Median annual salary £42,500 £44,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.41% +25.71% +27.27%
10th Percentile £30,350 £32,500 £22,425
90th Percentile £58,500 £55,000 £76,525
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £50,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year -15.00% +25.00% +45.45%

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 20,711 52,556 64,105
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 37.81% 38.86% 39.65%
Number of salaries quoted 16,854 40,002 49,251
Median annual salary £57,500 £53,687 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.10% +2.26% +5.00%
10th Percentile £32,500 £30,000 £29,000
90th Percentile £95,000 £90,000 £86,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £48,711 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +8.25% - +5.88%

LIMS
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for LIMS in the UK

LIMS
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for LIMS in the UK

LIMS
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing LIMS over the 6 months to 29 November 2020.

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 29 November 2020. 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
UK excluding London +299 56 £42,500 -15.00% 11
England +357 49 £42,500 -3.41% 11
South East +208 35 £42,500 -15.00% 7
Work from Home +23 28 £42,500 - 2
Scotland +92 12 £42,500 - 1
London +236 5 £72,500 +64.77% 1
East of England - 5 £42,500 - 1
North of England +136 2 £36,250 -14.71% 2
Midlands +107 2 £40,250 +0.63%
West Midlands +86 2 £40,250 -5.29%
North West - 2 £36,250 - 1

For the 6 months to 29 November 2020, 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 with a requirement for LIMS.

1 55 (85.94%) Information Management
2 36 (56.25%) Workflow
3 34 (53.13%) C#
3 34 (53.13%) Java
4 30 (46.88%) .NET
4 30 (46.88%) Web Services
5 29 (45.31%) Agile Software Development
6 28 (43.75%) Computer Science
7 27 (42.19%) TDD
7 27 (42.19%) Continuous Improvement
7 27 (42.19%) Data Structures
7 27 (42.19%) .NET Core
8 26 (40.63%) Algorithms
8 26 (40.63%) Entity Framework
8 26 (40.63%) VB
8 26 (40.63%) C++
8 26 (40.63%) .NET Framework
9 23 (35.94%) Software Engineering
10 13 (20.31%) Azure
11 11 (17.19%) SQL
12 9 (14.06%) Degree
12 9 (14.06%) Test Automation
13 8 (12.50%) AWS
13 8 (12.50%) RESTful
13 8 (12.50%) Decision-Making
13 8 (12.50%) Problem-Solving
13 8 (12.50%) Selenium
13 8 (12.50%) Validation
13 8 (12.50%) Project Management
13 8 (12.50%) 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 4 (6.25%) SharePoint
2 2 (3.13%) IIS
Applications
1 4 (6.25%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (4.69%) Microsoft Project
3 2 (3.13%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (3.13%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 13 (20.31%) Azure
2 8 (12.50%) AWS
3 1 (1.56%) Office 365
3 1 (1.56%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.13%) Fibre Channel
1 2 (3.13%) iSCSI
2 1 (1.56%) Remote Desktop
2 1 (1.56%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (7.81%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.13%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (3.13%) PostgreSQL
2 2 (3.13%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.56%) Crystal Reports
3 1 (1.56%) Data Mining
3 1 (1.56%) Electronic Patient Records
3 1 (1.56%) MySQL
3 1 (1.56%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 8 (12.50%) Selenium
2 3 (4.69%) Rational Rhapsody
3 2 (3.13%) Git (software)
4 1 (1.56%) InstallShield
4 1 (1.56%) JIRA
4 1 (1.56%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (1.56%) TestComplete
4 1 (1.56%) WiX
General
1 5 (7.81%) Manufacturing
2 3 (4.69%) Finance
2 3 (4.69%) Marketing
3 2 (3.13%) Public Sector
4 1 (1.56%) Back Office
4 1 (1.56%) Electronics
4 1 (1.56%) Legal
4 1 (1.56%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 34 (53.13%) Developer
2 27 (42.19%) Software Developer
3 6 (9.38%) Automation Tester
3 6 (9.38%) Tester
4 4 (6.25%) Administrator
4 4 (6.25%) Azure Administrator
4 4 (6.25%) LIMS Administrator
4 4 (6.25%) Senior Automation Tester
4 4 (6.25%) Senior Tester
5 3 (4.69%) Integration Engineer
5 3 (4.69%) LIMS Manager
6 2 (3.13%) Incident and Problem Manager
6 2 (3.13%) Incident Manager
6 2 (3.13%) LIMS Developer
6 2 (3.13%) Problem Manager
6 2 (3.13%) UI Developer
6 2 (3.13%) UI/UX Developer
6 2 (3.13%) UX Developer
6 2 (3.13%) Virtualisation Technical Consultant
6 2 (3.13%) Wintel Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (46.88%) .NET
1 30 (46.88%) Web Services
2 27 (42.19%) .NET Core
3 26 (40.63%) .NET Framework
3 26 (40.63%) Entity Framework
4 8 (12.50%) RESTful
5 2 (3.13%) AngularJS
5 2 (3.13%) CSS
5 2 (3.13%) HTML
5 2 (3.13%) React
5 2 (3.13%) Sass
6 1 (1.56%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 27 (42.19%) Data Structures
2 26 (40.63%) Algorithms
3 8 (12.50%) Management Information System
4 4 (6.25%) NHS
5 3 (4.69%) User Experience
6 2 (3.13%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (3.13%) Clustering
6 2 (3.13%) Life Science
6 2 (3.13%) Linux Command Line
6 2 (3.13%) Self-Motivation
7 1 (1.56%) Public Cloud
7 1 (1.56%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 3 (4.69%) Windows
2 2 (3.13%) Linux
2 2 (3.13%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (85.94%) Information Management
2 36 (56.25%) Workflow
3 29 (45.31%) Agile Software Development
4 28 (43.75%) Computer Science
5 27 (42.19%) Continuous Improvement
5 27 (42.19%) TDD
6 23 (35.94%) Software Engineering
7 9 (14.06%) Test Automation
8 8 (12.50%) Decision-Making
8 8 (12.50%) Problem-Solving
8 8 (12.50%) Project Management
8 8 (12.50%) Validation
9 7 (10.94%) DevOps
9 7 (10.94%) Mentoring
10 6 (9.38%) API Testing
10 6 (9.38%) Continuous Integration
10 6 (9.38%) Performance Testing
10 6 (9.38%) PRINCE2
10 6 (9.38%) SDET
11 4 (6.25%) Informatics
Programming Languages
1 34 (53.13%) C#
1 34 (53.13%) Java
2 26 (40.63%) C++
2 26 (40.63%) VB
3 11 (17.19%) SQL
4 3 (4.69%) JavaScript
5 2 (3.13%) PL/SQL
5 2 (3.13%) PowerShell
5 2 (3.13%) Python
5 2 (3.13%) R
5 2 (3.13%) Ruby
6 1 (1.56%) VBA
Qualifications
1 9 (14.06%) Degree
2 2 (3.13%) MCP
2 2 (3.13%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (3.13%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 2 (3.13%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 1 (1.56%) ISEB
3 1 (1.56%) ISTQB
3 1 (1.56%) Master's Degree
3 1 (1.56%) PMI Certification
3 1 (1.56%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (7.81%) GxP
2 3 (4.69%) SLA
3 1 (1.56%) GLP
3 1 (1.56%) QA
System Software
1 4 (6.25%) Hyper-V
2 3 (4.69%) Active Directory
3 2 (3.13%) Oracle RAC
3 2 (3.13%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (3.13%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 5 (7.81%) Microsoft
1 5 (7.81%) Oracle
2 3 (4.69%) LabWare
3 2 (3.13%) VMware
4 1 (1.56%) Agilent
4 1 (1.56%) Citrix
4 1 (1.56%) SAP