Period
to 24 February 2021

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 24 February 2021 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS)
UK
6 months to
24 Feb 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 727 975 1100
Rank change year-on-year +248 +125 -26
Permanent jobs citing LIMS 92 49 31
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.12% 0.040% 0.021%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.32% 0.10% 0.052%
Number of salaries quoted 40 27 24
Median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £51,250
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% -17.07% +70.83%
10th Percentile £35,750 £31,100 £30,050
90th Percentile £60,000 £55,000 £122,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £47,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year -5.26% -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 28,860 47,313 59,072
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 39.10% 38.55% 39.60%
Number of salaries quoted 21,427 36,884 45,465
Median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.76% +5.00%
10th Percentile £32,500 £30,000 £29,500
90th Percentile £95,000 £93,750 £87,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £48,000 £46,173 £45,000
% change year-on-year +3.96% +2.61% +3.45%

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 24 February 2021.

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 24 February 2021. 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 +212 84 £45,000 -5.26% 26
England +236 70 £45,000 +5.88% 29
South East +159 55 £47,500 -5.00% 6
Work from Home -39 48 £47,500 - 1
Scotland +53 18 £45,000 - 1
West Midlands +63 6 £40,250 -5.29% 3
Midlands +62 6 £40,250 -5.29% 4
London +166 3 £87,500 +150.00% 5
South West - 3 - - 2
North of England +75 2 £37,500 -11.76% 6
North West - 2 £37,500 - 3

For the 6 months to 24 February 2021, 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 77 (83.70%) Information Management
2 50 (54.35%) Workflow
3 40 (43.48%) C#
4 36 (39.13%) Agile Software Development
5 35 (38.04%) Web Services
5 35 (38.04%) Computer Science
6 34 (36.96%) Continuous Improvement
6 34 (36.96%) .NET
7 33 (35.87%) TDD
8 32 (34.78%) Java
9 31 (33.70%) .NET Core
10 28 (30.43%) Software Engineering
11 27 (29.35%) Degree
12 26 (28.26%) Entity Framework
12 26 (28.26%) Data Structures
12 26 (28.26%) Algorithms
12 26 (28.26%) .NET Framework
12 26 (28.26%) C++
12 26 (28.26%) VB
13 20 (21.74%) SQL
14 18 (19.57%) Validation
15 17 (18.48%) Management Information System
15 17 (18.48%) Problem-Solving
15 17 (18.48%) Azure
16 16 (17.39%) RESTful
17 14 (15.22%) Hyper-V
17 14 (15.22%) DevOps
17 14 (15.22%) Project Management
18 13 (14.13%) Linux
18 13 (14.13%) Linux Command Line

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 3 (3.26%) IIS
2 1 (1.09%) Tomcat
Applications
1 6 (6.52%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (5.43%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (5.43%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 4 (4.35%) Microsoft Project
3 4 (4.35%) Spreadsheet
4 3 (3.26%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 17 (18.48%) Azure
2 10 (10.87%) AWS
3 2 (2.17%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.26%) Fibre Channel
1 3 (3.26%) iSCSI
2 1 (1.09%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (13.04%) SQL Server
2 9 (9.78%) Data Warehouse
2 9 (9.78%) PostgreSQL
2 9 (9.78%) Relational Database
3 6 (6.52%) Oracle Database
4 4 (4.35%) Oracle Database 10g
4 4 (4.35%) UniData
5 3 (3.26%) Oracle Reports
6 2 (2.17%) Electronic Patient Records
6 2 (2.17%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (1.09%) Crystal Reports
7 1 (1.09%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 10 (10.87%) Selenium
2 9 (9.78%) Git (software)
3 5 (5.43%) InstallShield
3 5 (5.43%) Team Foundation Server
3 5 (5.43%) WiX
4 4 (4.35%) Toad
5 3 (3.26%) Rational Rhapsody
6 2 (2.17%) NUnit
6 2 (2.17%) SpecFlow
6 2 (2.17%) Visual Studio
6 2 (2.17%) WebDriver
7 1 (1.09%) JIRA
General
1 4 (4.35%) Manufacturing
2 3 (3.26%) Finance
2 3 (3.26%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (1.09%) Electronics
3 1 (1.09%) Legal
3 1 (1.09%) Marketing
3 1 (1.09%) Public Sector
3 1 (1.09%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 44 (47.83%) Developer
2 31 (33.70%) Software Developer
3 9 (9.78%) Analyst
3 9 (9.78%) Data Analyst
4 8 (8.70%) LIMS Developer
4 8 (8.70%) Senior Analyst
4 8 (8.70%) Senior Data Analyst
5 7 (7.61%) Automation Tester
5 7 (7.61%) Tester
6 4 (4.35%) Data Scientist
7 3 (3.26%) Compliance Officer
7 3 (3.26%) Integration Engineer
7 3 (3.26%) QA Officer
7 3 (3.26%) Ruby on Rails Developer
7 3 (3.26%) Selenium Automation Tester
7 3 (3.26%) Selenium Tester
7 3 (3.26%) Senior Project Manager
7 3 (3.26%) Virtualisation Consultant
7 3 (3.26%) Virtualisation Technical Consultant
7 3 (3.26%) Wintel Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (38.04%) Web Services
2 34 (36.96%) .NET
3 31 (33.70%) .NET Core
4 26 (28.26%) .NET Framework
4 26 (28.26%) Entity Framework
5 16 (17.39%) RESTful
6 3 (3.26%) Ruby on Rails
7 2 (2.17%) AngularJS
7 2 (2.17%) CSS
7 2 (2.17%) HTML
7 2 (2.17%) Oracle GoldenGate
7 2 (2.17%) React
7 2 (2.17%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 26 (28.26%) Algorithms
1 26 (28.26%) Data Structures
2 17 (18.48%) Management Information System
3 13 (14.13%) Linux Command Line
4 11 (11.96%) Analytical Skills
5 6 (6.52%) NHS
5 6 (6.52%) Self-Motivation
6 4 (4.35%) Life Science
6 4 (4.35%) User Experience
7 3 (3.26%) Clustering
8 1 (1.09%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 13 (14.13%) Linux
2 11 (11.96%) Unix
3 5 (5.43%) Windows
4 4 (4.35%) AIX
4 4 (4.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 77 (83.70%) Information Management
2 50 (54.35%) Workflow
3 36 (39.13%) Agile Software Development
4 35 (38.04%) Computer Science
5 34 (36.96%) Continuous Improvement
6 33 (35.87%) TDD
7 28 (30.43%) Software Engineering
8 18 (19.57%) Validation
9 17 (18.48%) Problem-Solving
10 14 (15.22%) DevOps
10 14 (15.22%) Project Management
11 12 (13.04%) Data Science
12 11 (11.96%) Configuration Management
12 11 (11.96%) Test Automation
13 10 (10.87%) Business Analysis
13 10 (10.87%) Decision-Making
14 9 (9.78%) Bioinformatics
14 9 (9.78%) Data Validation
14 9 (9.78%) Informatics
14 9 (9.78%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 40 (43.48%) C#
2 32 (34.78%) Java
3 26 (28.26%) C++
3 26 (28.26%) VB
4 20 (21.74%) SQL
5 9 (9.78%) Python
5 9 (9.78%) R
5 9 (9.78%) Ruby
6 6 (6.52%) PL/SQL
7 3 (3.26%) JavaScript
7 3 (3.26%) PowerShell
8 1 (1.09%) VBA
Qualifications
1 27 (29.35%) Degree
2 3 (3.26%) HND
2 3 (3.26%) ISEB
2 3 (3.26%) MCP
2 3 (3.26%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (3.26%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 2 (2.17%) CSPO
3 2 (2.17%) IBM Certification
3 2 (2.17%) PhD
3 2 (2.17%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 1 (1.09%) ISTQB
4 1 (1.09%) PMI Certification
4 1 (1.09%) PMP
4 1 (1.09%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (5.43%) Data Quality
2 4 (4.35%) GLP
2 4 (4.35%) QA
3 3 (3.26%) GDPR
3 3 (3.26%) GMP
3 3 (3.26%) Good Clinical Practice
3 3 (3.26%) SLA
4 1 (1.09%) GxP
System Software
1 14 (15.22%) Hyper-V
2 7 (7.61%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (5.43%) Oracle RAC
4 4 (4.35%) PowerHA
5 3 (3.26%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 5 (5.43%) Data Guard
2 2 (2.17%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
2 2 (2.17%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 2 (2.17%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 11 (11.96%) Oracle
2 7 (7.61%) VMware
3 6 (6.52%) Microsoft
4 4 (4.35%) IBM
4 4 (4.35%) Red Hat
5 2 (2.17%) LabWare
6 1 (1.09%) Agilent
6 1 (1.09%) SAP