Period
to 23 October 2017

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 October 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS)
UK
6 months to
23 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1101 1164 1237
Rank change year-on-year +63 +73 -32
Permanent jobs citing LIMS 80 60 79
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.046% 0.032% 0.036%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.11% 0.077% 0.087%
Number of salaries quoted 24 49 58
UK median annual salary £27,500 £31,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -11.29% -22.50% +8.11%
10th Percentile £19,500 £25,500 £22,938
90th Percentile £57,625 £55,500 £82,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £26,750 £29,500 £38,000
% change year-on-year -9.32% -22.37% +2.70%

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 75927 77728 91114
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 43.25% 40.99% 41.65%
Number of salaries quoted 57021 63762 72922
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 £26,750
90th Percentile £82,500 £80,000 £78,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +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 23 October 2017.

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 23 October 2017. 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 +87 63 £26,000 -16.13% 3
UK excluding London +56 48 £26,750 -9.32% 2
South East +60 23 £25,500 -13.56%
Midlands +34 14 - -
West Midlands +16 14 - -
North of England +11 10 £37,500 +13.64%
London +3 8 - -
North West - 8 - -
East of England +5 5 £60,000 +71.43% 2
Yorkshire +19 2 £37,500 +13.64%
Scotland -14 1 £35,000 +18.64%

For the 6 months to 23 October 2017, IT jobs citing LIMS also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads with a requirement for LIMS.

1 50 (62.50%) Migration
2 48 (60.00%) SAP
3 45 (56.25%) Manufacturing
3 45 (56.25%) Finance
3 45 (56.25%) Billing
3 45 (56.25%) Logistics
3 45 (56.25%) Project Planning
3 45 (56.25%) Continuous Improvement
3 45 (56.25%) Demand Management
3 45 (56.25%) Customer Requirements
3 45 (56.25%) Work Breakdown Structure
4 43 (53.75%) IDoc
4 43 (53.75%) eCATT
4 43 (53.75%) Data Migration
4 43 (53.75%) Retail
4 43 (53.75%) LSMW
4 43 (53.75%) ABAP
4 43 (53.75%) EDI
5 41 (51.25%) Publishing
6 40 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
7 39 (48.75%) Integration Testing
8 34 (42.50%) Microsoft
9 21 (26.25%) Information Management
10 19 (23.75%) Degree
11 14 (17.50%) TCP/IP
11 14 (17.50%) SQL
12 11 (13.75%) Windows
13 10 (12.50%) HTML
13 10 (12.50%) NHS
13 10 (12.50%) Workflow

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 (7.50%) OpenStack
Business Applications
1 7 (8.75%) SAP EWM
2 4 (5.00%) SAP WM
3 3 (3.75%) SAP QM
4 2 (2.50%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 8 (10.00%) GitHub
2 6 (7.50%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (7.50%) Cloud Computing
2 6 (7.50%) Google Cloud Platform
2 6 (7.50%) Google Compute Engine
2 6 (7.50%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (3.75%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (17.50%) TCP/IP
2 6 (7.50%) Ethernet
2 6 (7.50%) InfiniBand
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (6.25%) Relational Database
2 3 (3.75%) SQL Server
3 2 (2.50%) MySQL
3 2 (2.50%) Oracle Database
3 2 (2.50%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (1.25%) Crystal Reports
4 1 (1.25%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (1.25%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (1.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (1.25%) UniData
Development Applications
1 43 (53.75%) eCATT
1 43 (53.75%) LSMW
2 6 (7.50%) Git (software)
2 6 (7.50%) Jenkins
2 6 (7.50%) Mercurial
General
1 45 (56.25%) Billing
1 45 (56.25%) Finance
1 45 (56.25%) Manufacturing
2 43 (53.75%) Retail
3 41 (51.25%) Publishing
4 3 (3.75%) Advertising
4 3 (3.75%) Legal
5 2 (2.50%) Marketing
6 1 (1.25%) Czech Language
Job Titles
1 45 (56.25%) Consultant
2 41 (51.25%) SAP Consultant
3 33 (41.25%) Logistics Consultant
4 29 (36.25%) SAP Logistics Consultant
5 23 (28.75%) SAP EWM Consultant
6 20 (25.00%) SAP WM Consultant
7 6 (7.50%) Data Engineer
7 6 (7.50%) Research Engineer
7 6 (7.50%) SAP PM Consultant
7 6 (7.50%) SAP PP Consultant
7 6 (7.50%) Systems Engineer
8 5 (6.25%) Applications Support
8 5 (6.25%) Developer
8 5 (6.25%) SAP QM Consultant
9 4 (5.00%) Service Desk Support
10 3 (3.75%) Business Manager
10 3 (3.75%) ERP Manager
10 3 (3.75%) IT Assistant
10 3 (3.75%) Tester
11 2 (2.50%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (53.75%) EDI
1 43 (53.75%) IDoc
2 10 (12.50%) HTML
3 6 (7.50%) Elastic Stack
4 5 (6.25%) Web Services
5 2 (2.50%) .NET
5 2 (2.50%) Catalyst
5 2 (2.50%) DBIx::Class
6 1 (1.25%) Ext JS
6 1 (1.25%) KnockoutJS
6 1 (1.25%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 40 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (12.50%) Management Information System
2 10 (12.50%) NHS
3 2 (2.50%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (1.25%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 11 (13.75%) Windows
2 7 (8.75%) Linux
3 6 (7.50%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (62.50%) Migration
2 45 (56.25%) Continuous Improvement
2 45 (56.25%) Customer Requirements
2 45 (56.25%) Demand Management
2 45 (56.25%) Logistics
2 45 (56.25%) Project Planning
2 45 (56.25%) Work Breakdown Structure
3 43 (53.75%) Data Migration
4 39 (48.75%) Integration Testing
5 21 (26.25%) Information Management
6 10 (12.50%) Workflow
7 7 (8.75%) Time Management
8 6 (7.50%) Agile Software Development
8 6 (7.50%) Biology
8 6 (7.50%) Configuration Management
8 6 (7.50%) Continuous Integration
8 6 (7.50%) Data Analysis
8 6 (7.50%) Data Management
8 6 (7.50%) Service Delivery
8 6 (7.50%) Task Automation
Programming Languages
1 43 (53.75%) ABAP
2 14 (17.50%) SQL
3 8 (10.00%) Perl
4 6 (7.50%) Python
5 4 (5.00%) JavaScript
6 2 (2.50%) VB.NET
7 1 (1.25%) Java
Qualifications
1 19 (23.75%) Degree
2 6 (7.50%) PhD
3 1 (1.25%) MCP
3 1 (1.25%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 6 (7.50%) Ceph
1 6 (7.50%) GPFS
1 6 (7.50%) Slurm Workload Manager
Systems Management
1 6 (7.50%) Ansible
1 6 (7.50%) Grafana
1 6 (7.50%) Icinga
1 6 (7.50%) Opscode Chef
1 6 (7.50%) Puppet
Vendors
1 48 (60.00%) SAP
2 34 (42.50%) Microsoft
3 6 (7.50%) Google
3 6 (7.50%) Intel
3 6 (7.50%) SaltStack
4 4 (5.00%) Oracle
5 3 (3.75%) IFS