Period
to 20 April 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 20 April 2018 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS)
UK
6 months to
20 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1109 1118 1211
Rank change year-on-year +9 +93 +3
Permanent jobs citing LIMS 94 53 77
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.053% 0.031% 0.038%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.12% 0.072% 0.086%
Number of salaries quoted 21 35 48
UK median annual salary £42,000 £31,684 £39,630
Median salary % change year-on-year +32.56% -20.05% +2.93%
10th Percentile £26,250 £27,682 £23,750
90th Percentile £60,000 £50,250 £55,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,000 £31,684 £40,750
% change year-on-year +32.56% -22.25% +5.84%

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 75,758 73,134 89,928
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 42.68% 42.39% 43.94%
Number of salaries quoted 59,722 59,501 72,576
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £48,570
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% -2.20% +7.93%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £82,500 £80,000 £78,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £41,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +8.43% -2.35% +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 20 April 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 20 April 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 +14 74 £42,000 +32.56% 11
UK excluding London +11 69 £42,000 +32.56% 11
South East +19 33 £35,000 +18.64% 3
Midlands +8 18 - -
West Midlands +2 18 - -
North of England +13 17 £45,000 -49.30% 3
North West 0 16 - - 1
East of England -7 7 £44,582 +31.12% 5
London -21 1 - -
North East - 1 £45,000 - 2

For the 6 months to 20 April 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 65 (69.15%) Manufacturing
1 65 (69.15%) Problem-Solving
2 64 (68.09%) Migration
2 64 (68.09%) Finance
3 63 (67.02%) SAP
3 63 (67.02%) LSMW
3 63 (67.02%) Project Planning
3 63 (67.02%) Data Migration
4 62 (65.96%) Continuous Improvement
4 62 (65.96%) Demand Management
4 62 (65.96%) eCATT
4 62 (65.96%) Integration Testing
4 62 (65.96%) Logistics
4 62 (65.96%) Billing
4 62 (65.96%) Retail
4 62 (65.96%) ABAP
4 62 (65.96%) EDI
4 62 (65.96%) Publishing
4 62 (65.96%) Customer Requirements
4 62 (65.96%) Work Breakdown Structure
4 62 (65.96%) IDoc
4 62 (65.96%) Self-Motivation
4 62 (65.96%) Analytical Skills
5 33 (35.11%) Microsoft
6 19 (20.21%) Information Management
7 15 (15.96%) Degree
8 12 (12.77%) NHS
9 11 (11.70%) SAP EWM
10 10 (10.64%) SAP QM
10 10 (10.64%) SQL

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 (4.26%) Tomcat
2 1 (1.06%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (2.13%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (1.06%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.06%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (1.06%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 11 (11.70%) SAP EWM
2 10 (10.64%) SAP QM
3 2 (2.13%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.19%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.13%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (7.45%) Relational Database
2 5 (5.32%) Oracle Database
2 5 (5.32%) Oracle Database 10g
3 3 (3.19%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 63 (67.02%) LSMW
2 62 (65.96%) eCATT
3 4 (4.26%) Eclipse
3 4 (4.26%) Git (software)
3 4 (4.26%) IntelliJ
3 4 (4.26%) Maven
General
1 65 (69.15%) Manufacturing
2 64 (68.09%) Finance
3 62 (65.96%) Billing
3 62 (65.96%) Publishing
3 62 (65.96%) Retail
4 4 (4.26%) Law
5 2 (2.13%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (1.06%) Czech Language
6 1 (1.06%) Games
6 1 (1.06%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 62 (65.96%) Consultant
1 62 (65.96%) SAP Consultant
2 31 (32.98%) Logistics Consultant
2 31 (32.98%) SAP Logistics Consultant
3 23 (24.47%) SAP EWM Consultant
4 20 (21.28%) SAP MM Consultant
4 20 (21.28%) SAP SD Consultant
4 20 (21.28%) SAP SD/MM Consultant
5 16 (17.02%) SAP WM Consultant
6 10 (10.64%) SAP PM Consultant
6 10 (10.64%) SAP PP Consultant
6 10 (10.64%) SAP QM Consultant
7 8 (8.51%) Developer
8 7 (7.45%) Senior Developer
8 7 (7.45%) Senior Software Developer
8 7 (7.45%) Software Developer
9 4 (4.26%) .NET Development Team Leader
9 4 (4.26%) .NET Team Leader
9 4 (4.26%) Project Manager
9 4 (4.26%) VB.NET Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 62 (65.96%) EDI
1 62 (65.96%) IDoc
2 5 (5.32%) .NET
3 4 (4.26%) CSS
3 4 (4.26%) JDBC
3 4 (4.26%) jQuery
3 4 (4.26%) JSP
3 4 (4.26%) Sass
3 4 (4.26%) Spring
4 3 (3.19%) .NET Framework
4 3 (3.19%) Catalyst
4 3 (3.19%) DBIx::Class
4 3 (3.19%) WCF
4 3 (3.19%) Web Services
4 3 (3.19%) WPF
5 2 (2.13%) WinForms
6 1 (1.06%) HTML
6 1 (1.06%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 62 (65.96%) Analytical Skills
1 62 (65.96%) Self-Motivation
2 12 (12.77%) NHS
3 7 (7.45%) Management Information System
4 4 (4.26%) Computer Science
4 4 (4.26%) User Experience
5 2 (2.13%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (2.13%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.06%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 65 (69.15%) Problem-Solving
2 64 (68.09%) Migration
3 63 (67.02%) Data Migration
3 63 (67.02%) Project Planning
4 62 (65.96%) Continuous Improvement
4 62 (65.96%) Customer Requirements
4 62 (65.96%) Demand Management
4 62 (65.96%) Integration Testing
4 62 (65.96%) Logistics
4 62 (65.96%) Work Breakdown Structure
5 19 (20.21%) Information Management
6 9 (9.57%) Agile Software Development
6 9 (9.57%) Biology
7 8 (8.51%) Informatics
8 7 (7.45%) Bioinformatics
9 6 (6.38%) DNA
9 6 (6.38%) Workflow
10 5 (5.32%) Scrum
10 5 (5.32%) Unit Testing
11 4 (4.26%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 62 (65.96%) ABAP
2 10 (10.64%) SQL
3 7 (7.45%) JavaScript
4 5 (5.32%) VB.NET
5 4 (4.26%) Java
6 3 (3.19%) C#
6 3 (3.19%) Perl
6 3 (3.19%) VB
6 3 (3.19%) VB6
6 3 (3.19%) XAML
Qualifications
1 15 (15.96%) Degree
2 4 (4.26%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (1.06%) PMI Certification
3 1 (1.06%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (7.45%) PMO
2 3 (3.19%) QA
3 2 (2.13%) HL7
4 1 (1.06%) ISO 13485
4 1 (1.06%) ISO 9001
4 1 (1.06%) ISO/IEC 20000
4 1 (1.06%) ISO/IEC 27001
Vendors
1 63 (67.02%) SAP
2 33 (35.11%) Microsoft
3 9 (9.57%) Oracle
4 1 (1.06%) Cognizant