Period
to 21 February 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 21 February 2020 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS)
UK
6 months to
21 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 971 1074 1077
Rank change year-on-year +103 +3 +68
Permanent jobs citing LIMS 50 32 127
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.040% 0.021% 0.072%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.10% 0.053% 0.19%
Number of salaries quoted 27 22 23
UK median annual salary £42,500 £55,000 £30,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -22.73% +83.33% -5.31%
10th Percentile £31,100 £27,650 £20,300
90th Percentile £55,000 £122,500 £60,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £55,000 £30,000
% change year-on-year -13.64% +83.33% -

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 47,642 59,951 68,124
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 38.51% 39.63% 38.64%
Number of salaries quoted 36,642 45,390 53,120
UK median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +1.52%
10th Percentile £30,250 £29,500 £28,000
90th Percentile £92,975 £87,500 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,000 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year +4.44% +4.65% +1.18%

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 21 February 2020.

Salary histogram for LIMS in the UK

LIMS
Top 12 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 21 February 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
England +132 46 £42,500 -22.73% 20
UK excluding London +99 35 £47,500 -13.64% 18
South East +71 18 £50,000 -9.09% 5
London +114 13 £35,000 +7.69% 2
Midlands +37 9 £42,500 - 2
East Midlands - 7 £37,500 - 1
East of England +60 3 £40,000 -65.22% 5
North of England +50 3 £42,500 - 6
Yorkshire - 3 £42,500 - 1
West Midlands +32 2 £42,500 - 1
Wales 0 1 - -
Scotland - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 21 February 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 27 (54.00%) Information Management
2 19 (38.00%) Problem-Solving
3 17 (34.00%) Degree
4 14 (28.00%) Product Management
4 14 (28.00%) SQL
4 14 (28.00%) Business Intelligence
4 14 (28.00%) NHS
4 14 (28.00%) Mentoring
5 13 (26.00%) SDLC
5 13 (26.00%) Decision-Making
5 13 (26.00%) Validation
5 13 (26.00%) Agile Software Development
6 12 (24.00%) C#
7 11 (22.00%) Project Management
7 11 (22.00%) Software Engineering
7 11 (22.00%) Analytics
8 10 (20.00%) Microsoft
9 9 (18.00%) Selenium
9 9 (18.00%) Test Automation
10 8 (16.00%) Health Informatics
10 8 (16.00%) Informatics
11 7 (14.00%) Stakeholder Management
11 7 (14.00%) ITIL
11 7 (14.00%) Windows
11 7 (14.00%) HL7
11 7 (14.00%) User Experience
12 6 (12.00%) ePrescribing
12 6 (12.00%) Electronic Patient Records
12 6 (12.00%) PACS
12 6 (12.00%) e-Health

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 6 (12.00%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.00%) CMS
2 1 (2.00%) ColdFusion
2 1 (2.00%) Drupal
2 1 (2.00%) SilverStripe
Applications
1 6 (12.00%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (2.00%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (2.00%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (4.00%) SAP PP
2 1 (2.00%) GoldMine
2 1 (2.00%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 5 (10.00%) Azure
2 2 (4.00%) AWS
2 2 (4.00%) Office 365
3 1 (2.00%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (2.00%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.00%) Internet
2 1 (2.00%) 4G
2 1 (2.00%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (12.00%) Electronic Patient Records
2 5 (10.00%) SQL Server
3 2 (4.00%) Crystal Reports
3 2 (4.00%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (2.00%) MySQL
4 1 (2.00%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 9 (18.00%) Selenium
2 6 (12.00%) TestComplete
3 1 (2.00%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 2 (4.00%) Public Sector
2 1 (2.00%) Manufacturing
2 1 (2.00%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 14 (28.00%) Analyst
2 8 (16.00%) Test Automation Engineer
2 8 (16.00%) Test Engineer
3 7 (14.00%) Project Manager
4 6 (12.00%) Applications Support
4 6 (12.00%) Applications Support Analyst
4 6 (12.00%) Developer
4 6 (12.00%) Senior Test Automation Engineer
4 6 (12.00%) Senior Test Engineer
4 6 (12.00%) Support Analyst
5 3 (6.00%) Computer Systems Validation Analyst
5 3 (6.00%) Consultant
5 3 (6.00%) Service Analyst
5 3 (6.00%) Service Desk Analyst
5 3 (6.00%) Systems Analyst
5 3 (6.00%) Validation Analyst
6 2 (4.00%) C# Software Engineer
6 2 (4.00%) SAP Consultant
6 2 (4.00%) Senior Developer
6 2 (4.00%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (10.00%) Middleware
1 5 (10.00%) Web Services
2 4 (8.00%) AngularJS
3 3 (6.00%) CSS
3 3 (6.00%) HTML
3 3 (6.00%) React
3 3 (6.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 2 (4.00%) HTML5
4 2 (4.00%) RESTful
4 2 (4.00%) Universal Windows Platform
4 2 (4.00%) WCF
5 1 (2.00%) Gherkin
5 1 (2.00%) jQuery
5 1 (2.00%) Laravel
Miscellaneous
1 14 (28.00%) NHS
2 7 (14.00%) User Experience
3 6 (12.00%) e-Health
3 6 (12.00%) PACS
4 4 (8.00%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (8.00%) Management Information System
5 1 (2.00%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 7 (14.00%) Windows
2 2 (4.00%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (54.00%) Information Management
2 19 (38.00%) Problem-Solving
3 14 (28.00%) Business Intelligence
3 14 (28.00%) Mentoring
3 14 (28.00%) Product Management
4 13 (26.00%) Agile Software Development
4 13 (26.00%) Decision-Making
4 13 (26.00%) SDLC
4 13 (26.00%) Validation
5 11 (22.00%) Analytics
5 11 (22.00%) Project Management
5 11 (22.00%) Software Engineering
6 9 (18.00%) Test Automation
7 8 (16.00%) Health Informatics
7 8 (16.00%) Informatics
8 7 (14.00%) ITIL
8 7 (14.00%) Stakeholder Management
9 6 (12.00%) Data Migration
9 6 (12.00%) Migration
9 6 (12.00%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 14 (28.00%) SQL
2 12 (24.00%) C#
3 3 (6.00%) JavaScript
4 2 (4.00%) Java
5 1 (2.00%) PHP
Qualifications
1 17 (34.00%) Degree
2 6 (12.00%) ITIL Certification
3 3 (6.00%) MCDBA
3 3 (6.00%) MCP
3 3 (6.00%) MCSE
3 3 (6.00%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (2.00%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (14.00%) HL7
2 5 (10.00%) GLP
3 1 (2.00%) GAMP
System Software
1 2 (4.00%) Docker
Vendors
1 10 (20.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (6.00%) LabWare
2 3 (6.00%) SAP
3 2 (4.00%) Oracle
4 1 (2.00%) Capita
4 1 (2.00%) JD Edwards