Period
to 25 June 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 25 June 2018 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS)
UK
6 months to
25 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1113 1136 1222
Rank change year-on-year +23 +86 +1
Permanent jobs citing LIMS 73 48 78
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.042% 0.028% 0.039%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.097% 0.065% 0.089%
Number of salaries quoted 37 28 55
UK median annual salary £35,000 £35,614 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -1.72% -10.97% +3.23%
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,500 £25,500
90th Percentile £52,500 £47,000 £52,900
UK excluding London median annual salary £38,500 £35,614 £41,500
% change year-on-year +8.11% -14.18% +7.79%

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 75,461 74,233 87,367
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 43.37% 42.87% 43.60%
Number of salaries quoted 58,535 59,086 70,874
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £49,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% -3.06% +5.38%
10th Percentile £27,750 £27,250 £27,000
90th Percentile £85,000 £80,000 £78,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +7.14% -1.18% +6.25%

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 25 June 2018.

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 25 June 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 +37 66 £35,000 -1.72% 15
UK excluding London +12 60 £38,500 +8.11% 13
South East +1 24 £32,500 -3.70% 2
North of England +48 21 £40,000 -5.88% 4
North West +11 18 £40,000 -15.79% 4
Midlands +11 12 £32,500 - 2
West Midlands +25 11 - - 1
London -11 6 £33,750 - 2
East of England -7 4 £44,582 +25.18% 5
North East - 3 £45,000 -
East Midlands - 1 £32,500 - 1

For the 6 months to 25 June 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 38 (52.05%) Analytical Skills
2 36 (49.32%) Information Management
3 32 (43.84%) Self-Motivation
3 32 (43.84%) Problem-Solving
4 31 (42.47%) Manufacturing
5 29 (39.73%) Finance
6 28 (38.36%) Migration
6 28 (38.36%) Project Planning
7 27 (36.99%) Logistics
7 27 (36.99%) Publishing
7 27 (36.99%) Retail
7 27 (36.99%) LSMW
7 27 (36.99%) Billing
7 27 (36.99%) ABAP
7 27 (36.99%) SAP
7 27 (36.99%) EDI
7 27 (36.99%) Work Breakdown Structure
7 27 (36.99%) IDoc
7 27 (36.99%) Customer Requirements
7 27 (36.99%) Integration Testing
7 27 (36.99%) eCATT
7 27 (36.99%) Data Migration
7 27 (36.99%) Continuous Improvement
7 27 (36.99%) Demand Management
8 19 (26.03%) Degree
8 19 (26.03%) DNA
9 18 (24.66%) NHS
10 14 (19.18%) Scrum
10 14 (19.18%) Agile Software Development
10 14 (19.18%) C#

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 (5.48%) Tomcat
2 1 (1.37%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (2.74%) MS Visio
2 1 (1.37%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (1.37%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.37%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (1.37%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 13 (17.81%) SAP QM
2 6 (8.22%) SAP APO
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.74%) Asana
1 2 (2.74%) G Suite
1 2 (2.74%) Lucidchart
Communications & Networking
1 3 (4.11%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (12.33%) Oracle Database
1 9 (12.33%) Oracle Database 10g
1 9 (12.33%) Relational Database
2 6 (8.22%) SQL Server
3 5 (6.85%) RDBMS
3 5 (6.85%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 27 (36.99%) eCATT
1 27 (36.99%) LSMW
2 5 (6.85%) Team Foundation Server
3 4 (5.48%) Eclipse
3 4 (5.48%) Git (software)
3 4 (5.48%) IntelliJ
3 4 (5.48%) Jenkins
3 4 (5.48%) Maven
3 4 (5.48%) Selenium
3 4 (5.48%) Visual Studio
3 4 (5.48%) WebDriver
4 2 (2.74%) Redmine
5 1 (1.37%) HP UFT
5 1 (1.37%) SpecFlow
General
1 31 (42.47%) Manufacturing
2 29 (39.73%) Finance
3 27 (36.99%) Billing
3 27 (36.99%) Publishing
3 27 (36.99%) Retail
4 9 (12.33%) Pharmaceutical
5 4 (5.48%) Law
6 3 (4.11%) Games
7 2 (2.74%) Marketing
8 1 (1.37%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 30 (41.10%) Consultant
2 27 (36.99%) SAP Consultant
3 23 (31.51%) Logistics Consultant
3 23 (31.51%) SAP Logistics Consultant
4 16 (21.92%) SAP PP Consultant
4 16 (21.92%) SAP QM Consultant
5 10 (13.70%) Analyst
5 10 (13.70%) SAP MM Consultant
5 10 (13.70%) SAP PM Consultant
5 10 (13.70%) SAP SD Consultant
5 10 (13.70%) SAP SD/MM Consultant
6 6 (8.22%) Programmer
6 6 (8.22%) SAP APO Consultant
7 5 (6.85%) Analyst Programmer
7 5 (6.85%) Developer
7 5 (6.85%) Senior Analyst
7 5 (6.85%) Senior Analyst Programmer
7 5 (6.85%) Senior Programmer
7 5 (6.85%) Software Developer
8 4 (5.48%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (36.99%) EDI
1 27 (36.99%) IDoc
2 10 (13.70%) .NET
3 9 (12.33%) .NET Framework
4 6 (8.22%) ASP.NET
5 5 (6.85%) CSS
5 5 (6.85%) jQuery
6 4 (5.48%) JDBC
6 4 (5.48%) JSP
6 4 (5.48%) Sass
6 4 (5.48%) Spring
6 4 (5.48%) WCF
6 4 (5.48%) WPF
7 3 (4.11%) Middleware
7 3 (4.11%) WinForms
8 2 (2.74%) JTS
9 1 (1.37%) Ajax
9 1 (1.37%) ASP.NET MVC
9 1 (1.37%) HTML5
9 1 (1.37%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 38 (52.05%) Analytical Skills
2 32 (43.84%) Self-Motivation
3 18 (24.66%) NHS
4 11 (15.07%) Management Information System
5 10 (13.70%) Computer Science
6 5 (6.85%) Client/Server
6 5 (6.85%) Life Science
7 4 (5.48%) User Experience
8 2 (2.74%) SystemC
9 1 (1.37%) Enterprise Software
9 1 (1.37%) SCADA
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (49.32%) Information Management
2 32 (43.84%) Problem-Solving
3 28 (38.36%) Migration
3 28 (38.36%) Project Planning
4 27 (36.99%) Continuous Improvement
4 27 (36.99%) Customer Requirements
4 27 (36.99%) Data Migration
4 27 (36.99%) Demand Management
4 27 (36.99%) Integration Testing
4 27 (36.99%) Logistics
4 27 (36.99%) Work Breakdown Structure
5 19 (26.03%) DNA
6 14 (19.18%) Agile Software Development
6 14 (19.18%) Scrum
7 12 (16.44%) Quality Management
8 10 (13.70%) Informatics
8 10 (13.70%) Web Development
9 9 (12.33%) Biology
9 9 (12.33%) SDLC
10 7 (9.59%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 27 (36.99%) ABAP
2 14 (19.18%) C#
3 8 (10.96%) SQL
4 5 (6.85%) JavaScript
5 4 (5.48%) Java
5 4 (5.48%) VB
5 4 (5.48%) VB.NET
5 4 (5.48%) VB6
5 4 (5.48%) XAML
6 2 (2.74%) C
7 1 (1.37%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 19 (26.03%) Degree
2 4 (5.48%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (1.37%) IIBA
3 1 (1.37%) ISEB
3 1 (1.37%) ISTQB
3 1 (1.37%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (1.37%) PMI Certification
3 1 (1.37%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (9.59%) QA
2 6 (8.22%) ISO 9001
2 6 (8.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 6 (8.22%) PMO
3 5 (6.85%) Data Quality
4 2 (2.74%) HL7
5 1 (1.37%) ISO 13485
5 1 (1.37%) ISO/IEC 20000
Vendors
1 27 (36.99%) SAP
2 13 (17.81%) Oracle
3 7 (9.59%) Microsoft
4 2 (2.74%) Google
5 1 (1.37%) Cognizant