Period
to 15 October 2019

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 15 October 2019 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS)
UK
6 months to
15 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 1017 1105 1120
Rank change year-on-year +88 +15 +64
Permanent jobs citing LIMS 54 61 72
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.039% 0.037% 0.041%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.10% 0.094% 0.10%
Number of salaries quoted 32 42 27
UK median annual salary £45,000 £35,000 £27,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +28.57% +27.27% -21.43%
10th Percentile £29,350 £22,000 £19,500
90th Percentile £59,672 £57,500 £52,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £40,000 £27,500
% change year-on-year +25.00% +45.45% -8.33%

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 53,438 65,101 70,209
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 38.86% 39.55% 40.39%
Number of salaries quoted 40,295 49,898 52,158
UK median annual salary £52,500 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.00% -
10th Percentile £29,500 £28,750 £27,500
90th Percentile £90,000 £85,000 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -

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 15 October 2019.

Salary histogram for LIMS in the UK

LIMS
Top 10 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 15 October 2019. 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 +114 47 £45,000 +28.57% 6
UK excluding London +46 28 £50,000 +25.00% 6
London +117 22 £44,000 +25.71%
South East +43 12 £50,000 +108.33% 2
Midlands +40 8 £37,500 +15.38% 2
East Midlands +31 7 £37,500 +15.38% 2
South West - 4 - -
Northern Ireland - 3 £65,374 -
East of England +68 1 £50,000 +21.95% 1
West Midlands +27 1 - -

For the 6 months to 15 October 2019, 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 21 (38.89%) Information Management
2 17 (31.48%) Microsoft
2 17 (31.48%) Degree
3 16 (29.63%) Analytics
3 16 (29.63%) Windows
4 15 (27.78%) SharePoint
4 15 (27.78%) SQL
5 14 (25.93%) Business Intelligence
6 13 (24.07%) SQL Server
7 11 (20.37%) Microsoft Office
7 11 (20.37%) NHS
8 10 (18.52%) Project Management
8 10 (18.52%) C#
8 10 (18.52%) Validation
8 10 (18.52%) Product Management
8 10 (18.52%) Office 365
9 9 (16.67%) Azure
9 9 (16.67%) Mentoring
9 9 (16.67%) Windows 10
9 9 (16.67%) Software Engineering
9 9 (16.67%) CRM
10 8 (14.81%) WAN
10 8 (14.81%) IIS
10 8 (14.81%) .NET
10 8 (14.81%) Active Directory
10 8 (14.81%) Agile Software Development
10 8 (14.81%) Migration
10 8 (14.81%) Stakeholder Management
10 8 (14.81%) Windows Server
10 8 (14.81%) Problem-Solving

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 15 (27.78%) SharePoint
2 8 (14.81%) IIS
3 7 (12.96%) Apache
3 7 (12.96%) Tomcat
4 1 (1.85%) MS Exchange
4 1 (1.85%) MS Project Server
4 1 (1.85%) SAS
Applications
1 11 (20.37%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (5.56%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (1.85%) InDesign
3 1 (1.85%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (1.85%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (1.85%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 7 (12.96%) Dynamics AX
1 7 (12.96%) Dynamics CRM
1 7 (12.96%) Q-Pulse
1 7 (12.96%) Sage CRM
2 1 (1.85%) GoldMine
2 1 (1.85%) SAP APO
2 1 (1.85%) SAP PP
2 1 (1.85%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 10 (18.52%) Office 365
2 9 (16.67%) Azure
3 1 (1.85%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (1.85%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 8 (14.81%) WAN
2 7 (12.96%) Firewall
2 7 (12.96%) LAN
2 7 (12.96%) MPLS
2 7 (12.96%) Network Security
2 7 (12.96%) PBX
2 7 (12.96%) VoIP
2 7 (12.96%) VPN
2 7 (12.96%) Wi-Fi
3 3 (5.56%) Internet
4 1 (1.85%) 4G
4 1 (1.85%) Broadband
4 1 (1.85%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (24.07%) SQL Server
2 7 (12.96%) MongoDB
2 7 (12.96%) MySQL
2 7 (12.96%) SQL Server 2012
2 7 (12.96%) SQL Server 2014
2 7 (12.96%) SQL Server 2016
2 7 (12.96%) SQL Server 2017
3 6 (11.11%) Electronic Patient Records
4 1 (1.85%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.85%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 7 (12.96%) Visual Studio Team System
2 3 (5.56%) Selenium
2 3 (5.56%) TestComplete
3 2 (3.70%) LSMW
4 1 (1.85%) eCATT
4 1 (1.85%) Git (software)
4 1 (1.85%) NUnit
4 1 (1.85%) RubyGems
4 1 (1.85%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (1.85%) Visual Studio
General
1 3 (5.56%) Manufacturing
1 3 (5.56%) Pharmaceutical
2 2 (3.70%) Finance
3 1 (1.85%) Billing
3 1 (1.85%) French Language
3 1 (1.85%) German Language
3 1 (1.85%) Legal
3 1 (1.85%) Marketing
3 1 (1.85%) Public Sector
3 1 (1.85%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 20 (37.04%) Analyst
2 10 (18.52%) Systems Analyst
3 7 (12.96%) Project Manager
3 7 (12.96%) Technical Analyst
4 6 (11.11%) Computer Systems Validation Analyst
4 6 (11.11%) Validation Analyst
5 5 (9.26%) Software Engineer
6 4 (7.41%) Consultant
6 4 (7.41%) Developer
7 3 (5.56%) C# Software Engineer
7 3 (5.56%) SAP Consultant
7 3 (5.56%) Senior Test Automation Engineer
7 3 (5.56%) Senior Test Engineer
7 3 (5.56%) Test Automation Engineer
7 3 (5.56%) Test Engineer
8 2 (3.70%) Applications Support Analyst
8 2 (3.70%) Head of Delivery
8 2 (3.70%) Head of Programme Delivery
8 2 (3.70%) SAP PP Consultant
8 2 (3.70%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (14.81%) .NET
2 4 (7.41%) WCF
3 3 (5.56%) AngularJS
3 3 (5.56%) React
3 3 (5.56%) Web Services
4 2 (3.70%) Middleware
5 1 (1.85%) .NET Framework
5 1 (1.85%) CSS
5 1 (1.85%) Haml
5 1 (1.85%) IDoc
5 1 (1.85%) jQuery
5 1 (1.85%) NHibernate
5 1 (1.85%) Ruby on Rails
5 1 (1.85%) SAP Core Interface
5 1 (1.85%) Sass
5 1 (1.85%) XML
5 1 (1.85%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 11 (20.37%) NHS
2 7 (12.96%) iPad
2 7 (12.96%) iPhone
2 7 (12.96%) Smartphone
3 6 (11.11%) e-Health
3 6 (11.11%) PACS
4 5 (9.26%) User Experience
5 2 (3.70%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (3.70%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.85%) Data Centre
6 1 (1.85%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (1.85%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 16 (29.63%) Windows
2 9 (16.67%) Windows 10
3 8 (14.81%) Windows Server
4 7 (12.96%) Android
4 7 (12.96%) Linux
4 7 (12.96%) Windows 7
4 7 (12.96%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (38.89%) Information Management
2 16 (29.63%) Analytics
3 14 (25.93%) Business Intelligence
4 10 (18.52%) Product Management
4 10 (18.52%) Project Management
4 10 (18.52%) Validation
5 9 (16.67%) CRM
5 9 (16.67%) Mentoring
5 9 (16.67%) Software Engineering
6 8 (14.81%) Agile Software Development
6 8 (14.81%) Data Migration
6 8 (14.81%) Migration
6 8 (14.81%) Problem-Solving
6 8 (14.81%) Stakeholder Management
7 7 (12.96%) EAM
7 7 (12.96%) ERP
7 7 (12.96%) Health Informatics
7 7 (12.96%) Informatics
7 7 (12.96%) Quality Management
8 6 (11.11%) QMS
Programming Languages
1 15 (27.78%) SQL
2 10 (18.52%) C#
3 1 (1.85%) ABAP
3 1 (1.85%) JavaScript
3 1 (1.85%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 17 (31.48%) Degree
2 2 (3.70%) CESG Certified Professional
2 2 (3.70%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (1.85%) APMP
3 1 (1.85%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (1.85%) Master's Degree
3 1 (1.85%) MCSA
3 1 (1.85%) MCSE
3 1 (1.85%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (1.85%) PMI Certification
3 1 (1.85%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (11.11%) HL7
2 2 (3.70%) GLP
3 1 (1.85%) GMP
3 1 (1.85%) PMO
3 1 (1.85%) QA
System Software
1 8 (14.81%) Active Directory
2 7 (12.96%) BitLocker
2 7 (12.96%) Hyper-V
3 1 (1.85%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 7 (12.96%) SCCM
1 7 (12.96%) WSUS
Vendors
1 17 (31.48%) Microsoft
2 7 (12.96%) Autodesk
2 7 (12.96%) Avaya
2 7 (12.96%) CheckPoint
2 7 (12.96%) Dell
2 7 (12.96%) IBM
2 7 (12.96%) Microgen
2 7 (12.96%) Oracle
2 7 (12.96%) Polycom
2 7 (12.96%) ReadSoft
2 7 (12.96%) Red Hat
2 7 (12.96%) Sage
2 7 (12.96%) SolarWinds
3 4 (7.41%) Citrix
4 3 (5.56%) SAP
5 1 (1.85%) Adobe
5 1 (1.85%) Ariba
5 1 (1.85%) Infor
5 1 (1.85%) LabWare
5 1 (1.85%) VMware