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 3 months to 24 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS)
UK
Rank 833 895 913
Rank change year-on-year +62 +18  
Permanent jobs citing LIMS 24 53 46
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.028% 0.051% 0.044%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.074% 0.13% 0.11%
Number of salaries quoted 13 33 35
Median salary £40,000 £39,259 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.88% -1.85%  
90% offered a salary of more than £29,600 £31,000 £35,618
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £57,300 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £39,259 £39,000
% change year-on-year +1.88% +0.66%  

LIMS is in the generic IT skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills.

Generic IT Skills
UK
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 32601 42162 41037
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 38.37% 40.95% 38.84%
Number of salaries quoted 26238 33707 32424
Median salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26%  
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £29,671 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £75,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +6.25%  

LIMS
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing LIMS as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Miscellaneous category.

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 3 months to 24 March 2017.

Salary histogram for LIMS in the UK

LIMS
Top 15 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 3 months to 24 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +78 24 £40,000 -3.61% 8
South East +60 9 £37,500 +20.96%
West Midlands +31 6 - -
Birmingham +17 6 - -
Surrey +42 5 £37,500 -9.09%
East of England +21 3 £41,995 - 2
Oxfordshire 0 3 £40,000 -11.11%
North West -26 3 £47,500 +14.45% 1
Manchester -29 3 £47,500 +14.45%
Chertsey +12 2 £29,500 -26.25%
Cambridgeshire - 2 £41,250 -
Essex - 1 £41,995 - 1
Kent - 1 £30,000 -
Saffron Walden - 1 £41,995 - 1
Dartford - 1 £30,000 -

LIMS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 March 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 23 (42.59%) Manufacturing
2 21 (38.89%) Migration
2 21 (38.89%) SAP
2 21 (38.89%) Data Migration
3 19 (35.19%) Continuous Improvement
3 19 (35.19%) Degree
4 18 (33.33%) Logistics
4 18 (33.33%) Project Planning
4 18 (33.33%) LSMW
4 18 (33.33%) ABAP
4 18 (33.33%) EDI
4 18 (33.33%) Demand Management
4 18 (33.33%) Customer Requirements
5 17 (31.48%) Analytical Skills
5 17 (31.48%) SQL
5 17 (31.48%) Billing
6 13 (24.07%) Java
7 12 (22.22%) Finance
7 12 (22.22%) Oracle
8 11 (20.37%) JavaScript
8 11 (20.37%) Integration Testing
9 10 (18.52%) Relational Database
9 10 (18.52%) Publishing
9 10 (18.52%) Retail
10 9 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
10 9 (16.67%) Information Management
10 9 (16.67%) Spring
10 9 (16.67%) jQuery
11 8 (14.81%) Git (software)
11 8 (14.81%) CSS

LIMS
Top Related 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 (11.11%) Tomcat
2 3 (5.56%) ColdFusion
3 2 (3.70%) CMS
3 2 (3.70%) Drupal
3 2 (3.70%) SharePoint
3 2 (3.70%) WordPress
Applications
1 3 (5.56%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.85%) AutoCAD
2 1 (1.85%) MS Office
2 1 (1.85%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (7.41%) SAP QM
2 2 (3.70%) SAP PM
2 2 (3.70%) SAP WM
3 1 (1.85%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (1.85%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (1.85%) Maximo
3 1 (1.85%) Sage 200
3 1 (1.85%) SAP APO
3 1 (1.85%) SAP MII
3 1 (1.85%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (1.85%) SAP SD
3 1 (1.85%) TrackWise
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (18.52%) Relational Database
2 4 (7.41%) SQL Server
3 3 (5.56%) MySQL
3 3 (5.56%) SQLite
4 2 (3.70%) Crystal Reports
4 2 (3.70%) MongoDB
5 1 (1.85%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
5 1 (1.85%) Electronic Patient Records
5 1 (1.85%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 18 (33.33%) LSMW
2 8 (14.81%) Git (software)
3 5 (9.26%) Eclipse
3 5 (9.26%) IntelliJ
3 5 (9.26%) Maven
3 5 (9.26%) Subversion
4 2 (3.70%) Rational Rhapsody
5 1 (1.85%) Jenkins
5 1 (1.85%) JIRA
5 1 (1.85%) Selenium
5 1 (1.85%) Visual Studio
General
1 23 (42.59%) Manufacturing
2 17 (31.48%) Billing
3 12 (22.22%) Finance
4 10 (18.52%) Publishing
4 10 (18.52%) Retail
5 4 (7.41%) Marketing
6 1 (1.85%) Electronics
6 1 (1.85%) French Language
6 1 (1.85%) Legal
6 1 (1.85%) Local Government
6 1 (1.85%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (1.85%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 16 (29.63%) Consultant
2 13 (24.07%) Developer
3 11 (20.37%) Logistics Consultant
3 11 (20.37%) SAP Consultant
4 9 (16.67%) Java Developer
5 7 (12.96%) SAP Logistics Consultant
6 4 (7.41%) SAP MM Consultant
6 4 (7.41%) SAP QM Consultant
6 4 (7.41%) SAP SD Consultant
6 4 (7.41%) SAP SD/MM Consultant
7 3 (5.56%) SAP PP Consultant
8 2 (3.70%) Analyst
8 2 (3.70%) LIMS Developer
8 2 (3.70%) PHP Developer
8 2 (3.70%) Product Specialist
8 2 (3.70%) Project Manager
8 2 (3.70%) SAP EWM Consultant
8 2 (3.70%) SAP WM Consultant
9 1 (1.85%) LIMS Manager
9 1 (1.85%) LIMS Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (33.33%) EDI
2 9 (16.67%) jQuery
2 9 (16.67%) Spring
3 8 (14.81%) CSS
4 7 (12.96%) HTML
5 6 (11.11%) JSP
5 6 (11.11%) Sass
6 5 (9.26%) JDBC
7 3 (5.56%) AngularJS
7 3 (5.56%) CakePHP
7 3 (5.56%) Ember.js
7 3 (5.56%) Laravel
7 3 (5.56%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 3 (5.56%) XHTML
8 2 (3.70%) J2EE
8 2 (3.70%) J2SE
8 2 (3.70%) OLE
8 2 (3.70%) XML
9 1 (1.85%) Java EE
9 1 (1.85%) Java SE
Miscellaneous
1 17 (31.48%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (9.26%) Computer Science
2 5 (9.26%) User Experience
3 4 (7.41%) Management Information System
4 3 (5.56%) Life Science
5 1 (1.85%) e-Health
5 1 (1.85%) PACS
Operating Systems
1 2 (3.70%) Linux
1 2 (3.70%) Unix
1 2 (3.70%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (38.89%) Data Migration
1 21 (38.89%) Migration
2 19 (35.19%) Continuous Improvement
3 18 (33.33%) Customer Requirements
3 18 (33.33%) Demand Management
3 18 (33.33%) Logistics
3 18 (33.33%) Project Planning
4 11 (20.37%) Integration Testing
5 9 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
5 9 (16.67%) Information Management
6 7 (12.96%) Informatics
6 7 (12.96%) Web Development
7 5 (9.26%) Bioinformatics
7 5 (9.26%) Unit Testing
8 3 (5.56%) Business Analysis
8 3 (5.56%) Business Intelligence
8 3 (5.56%) Front End Development
8 3 (5.56%) OOP
8 3 (5.56%) System Testing
8 3 (5.56%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 18 (33.33%) ABAP
2 17 (31.48%) SQL
3 13 (24.07%) Java
4 11 (20.37%) JavaScript
5 4 (7.41%) Python
6 3 (5.56%) C#
6 3 (5.56%) Objective-C
6 3 (5.56%) PHP
7 1 (1.85%) C++
7 1 (1.85%) PL/SQL
7 1 (1.85%) PowerShell
7 1 (1.85%) R
7 1 (1.85%) T-SQL
7 1 (1.85%) VBA
Qualifications
1 19 (35.19%) Degree
2 1 (1.85%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (1.85%) PMI Certification
2 1 (1.85%) PMP
2 1 (1.85%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 1 (1.85%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.56%) HL7
2 1 (1.85%) GxP
2 1 (1.85%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.85%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (1.85%) VMware Server
Vendors
1 21 (38.89%) SAP
2 12 (22.22%) Oracle
3 2 (3.70%) Microsoft
4 1 (1.85%) Ariba
4 1 (1.85%) JD Edwards
4 1 (1.85%) LabWare
4 1 (1.85%) Sage
4 1 (1.85%) Salesforce.com
4 1 (1.85%) VMware
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