Period
to 23 January 2018

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 January 2018 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS)
UK
6 months to
23 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1054 1137 1186
Rank change year-on-year +83 +49 +5
Permanent jobs citing LIMS 122 56 73
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.070% 0.032% 0.035%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.17% 0.078% 0.083%
Number of salaries quoted 20 38 41
UK median annual salary £27,500 £31,342 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -12.26% -21.65% +9.46%
10th Percentile £19,500 £27,125 £22,750
90th Percentile £62,500 £61,625 £83,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £27,500 £30,000 £24,500
% change year-on-year -8.33% +22.45% -31.51%

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 73,311 71,713 87,494
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 41.99% 40.77% 42.22%
Number of salaries quoted 57,027 58,844 70,439
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 £27,500
90th Percentile £82,500 £81,250 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,000
% change year-on-year - +1.19% +5.00%

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 January 2018.

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 23 January 2018. 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 +36 92 £27,500 -11.29% 18
UK excluding London +58 82 £27,500 -8.33% 18
South East +38 36 £25,000 -15.25% 5
Midlands +41 28 - - 5
West Midlands +17 28 - - 3
North of England +14 21 - - 3
North West +12 21 - - 2
London -26 7 - - 1
East of England +11 6 £60,000 +89.37% 2
Scotland - 1 £35,000 - 1

For the 6 months to 23 January 2018, 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 97 (79.51%) Migration
2 93 (76.23%) SAP
3 90 (73.77%) Manufacturing
3 90 (73.77%) LSMW
3 90 (73.77%) Data Migration
4 89 (72.95%) eCATT
4 89 (72.95%) Continuous Improvement
4 89 (72.95%) Demand Management
4 89 (72.95%) Billing
4 89 (72.95%) Logistics
4 89 (72.95%) Project Planning
4 89 (72.95%) ABAP
4 89 (72.95%) EDI
4 89 (72.95%) Customer Requirements
4 89 (72.95%) Work Breakdown Structure
4 89 (72.95%) IDoc
5 88 (72.13%) Finance
6 86 (70.49%) Retail
6 86 (70.49%) Analytical Skills
7 85 (69.67%) Integration Testing
7 85 (69.67%) Publishing
8 57 (46.72%) Microsoft
9 22 (18.03%) Information Management
10 20 (16.39%) Degree
11 17 (13.93%) SAP EWM
12 15 (12.30%) TCP/IP
13 14 (11.48%) SQL
14 12 (9.84%) Workflow
15 11 (9.02%) Management Information System
16 10 (8.20%) HTML

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 (4.92%) OpenStack
Applications
1 1 (0.82%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 17 (13.93%) SAP EWM
2 10 (8.20%) SAP QM
3 2 (1.64%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 9 (7.38%) GitHub
2 6 (4.92%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (4.92%) Cloud Computing
2 6 (4.92%) Google Cloud Platform
2 6 (4.92%) Google Compute Engine
2 6 (4.92%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (2.46%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (12.30%) TCP/IP
2 6 (4.92%) Ethernet
2 6 (4.92%) InfiniBand
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (2.46%) PostgreSQL
1 3 (2.46%) Relational Database
2 2 (1.64%) Oracle Database
2 2 (1.64%) Oracle Database 10g
3 1 (0.82%) UniData
Development Applications
1 90 (73.77%) LSMW
2 89 (72.95%) eCATT
3 6 (4.92%) Git (software)
3 6 (4.92%) Jenkins
3 6 (4.92%) Mercurial
General
1 90 (73.77%) Manufacturing
2 89 (72.95%) Billing
3 88 (72.13%) Finance
4 86 (70.49%) Retail
5 85 (69.67%) Publishing
6 3 (2.46%) Advertising
6 3 (2.46%) Legal
7 2 (1.64%) Czech Language
8 1 (0.82%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 89 (72.95%) Consultant
2 85 (69.67%) SAP Consultant
3 51 (41.80%) Logistics Consultant
4 47 (38.52%) SAP Logistics Consultant
5 39 (31.97%) SAP EWM Consultant
6 29 (23.77%) SAP WM Consultant
7 17 (13.93%) SAP MM Consultant
7 17 (13.93%) SAP SD Consultant
7 17 (13.93%) SAP SD/MM Consultant
8 12 (9.84%) SAP PM Consultant
8 12 (9.84%) SAP PP Consultant
8 12 (9.84%) SAP QM Consultant
9 6 (4.92%) Data Engineer
9 6 (4.92%) Research Engineer
9 6 (4.92%) Systems Engineer
10 5 (4.10%) Applications Support
11 4 (3.28%) Developer
11 4 (3.28%) Service Desk Support
12 3 (2.46%) Analyst
12 3 (2.46%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 89 (72.95%) EDI
1 89 (72.95%) IDoc
2 10 (8.20%) HTML
3 6 (4.92%) Elastic Stack
3 6 (4.92%) Web Services
4 3 (2.46%) Catalyst
4 3 (2.46%) DBIx::Class
5 2 (1.64%) .NET
6 1 (0.82%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 86 (70.49%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (9.02%) Management Information System
3 10 (8.20%) NHS
4 2 (1.64%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (0.82%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 10 (8.20%) Windows
2 7 (5.74%) Linux
3 6 (4.92%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 97 (79.51%) Migration
2 90 (73.77%) Data Migration
3 89 (72.95%) Continuous Improvement
3 89 (72.95%) Customer Requirements
3 89 (72.95%) Demand Management
3 89 (72.95%) Logistics
3 89 (72.95%) Project Planning
3 89 (72.95%) Work Breakdown Structure
4 85 (69.67%) Integration Testing
5 22 (18.03%) Information Management
6 12 (9.84%) Workflow
7 8 (6.56%) Agile Software Development
8 7 (5.74%) Biology
8 7 (5.74%) Data Management
8 7 (5.74%) Time Management
9 6 (4.92%) Configuration Management
9 6 (4.92%) Continuous Integration
9 6 (4.92%) Data Analysis
9 6 (4.92%) Proactive Monitoring
9 6 (4.92%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 89 (72.95%) ABAP
2 14 (11.48%) SQL
3 9 (7.38%) Perl
4 6 (4.92%) Python
5 4 (3.28%) JavaScript
6 2 (1.64%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 20 (16.39%) Degree
2 6 (4.92%) PhD
3 1 (0.82%) MCP
3 1 (0.82%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.64%) PMO
2 1 (0.82%) ISO 13485
2 1 (0.82%) ISO 9001
2 1 (0.82%) ISO/IEC 20000
2 1 (0.82%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (0.82%) QA
System Software
1 6 (4.92%) Ceph
1 6 (4.92%) GPFS
1 6 (4.92%) Slurm Workload Manager
Systems Management
1 6 (4.92%) Ansible
1 6 (4.92%) Grafana
1 6 (4.92%) Icinga
1 6 (4.92%) Opscode Chef
1 6 (4.92%) Puppet
Vendors
1 93 (76.23%) SAP
2 57 (46.72%) Microsoft
3 6 (4.92%) Google
3 6 (4.92%) Intel
3 6 (4.92%) SaltStack
4 3 (2.46%) IFS
4 3 (2.46%) Oracle