The table below looks at the statistics for LINQ skills in IT jobs advertised for the Cheshire region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited LINQ over the 3 months to 24 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Language Integrated Query (LINQ)
Rank 73 101 88
Rank change year-on-year
+28 -13
Permanent jobs citing LINQ 51 23 59
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 2.69% 1.36% 2.67%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 6.73% 2.61% 4.69%
Number of salaries quoted 46 23 57
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +15.38%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £28,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £40,000 £35,800
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
LINQ
North West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category in permanent jobs advertised in the Cheshire region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Cheshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
758 881 1259
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 39.98% 52.13% 56.99%
Number of salaries quoted 667 760 1144
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £28,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £42,500 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -

LINQ
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing LINQ across the Cheshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

LINQ Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

LINQ
Salary Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing LINQ across the Cheshire region.

LINQ Salary Trend in Cheshire

LINQ
Salary Histogram in Cheshire

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing LINQ across the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 24 December 2014.

LINQ Salary Histogram in Cheshire

LINQ
Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing LINQ within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 24 December 2014. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Crewe +31 14 £37,500 +15.38%
Warrington - 13 £30,000 -
Macclesfield +2 10 £37,500 +15.38% 3
Nantwich - 3 £29,000 -
Chester +7 1 £40,000 -2.43% 1
LINQ
North West

LINQ
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT jobs across the Cheshire region citing LINQ also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited LINQ.

1 140 (100.00%) C#
2 137 (97.86%) .NET
3 99 (70.71%) ASP.NET
4 86 (61.43%) WCF
5 85 (60.71%) SQL
6 84 (60.00%) SQL Server
6 84 (60.00%) MVC
7 78 (55.71%) Microsoft
8 67 (47.86%) Windows
9 66 (47.14%) Web Services
10 64 (45.71%) HTML
10 64 (45.71%) OO
11 62 (44.29%) Agile Software Development
12 60 (42.86%) JavaScript
13 54 (38.57%) Visual Studio
14 52 (37.14%) CSS
14 52 (37.14%) .NET Framework
15 51 (36.43%) VB.NET
16 50 (35.71%) Finance
17 46 (32.86%) jQuery
18 44 (31.43%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
19 41 (29.29%) SOAP
20 40 (28.57%) TDD
21 37 (26.43%) T-SQL
22 35 (25.00%) Ajax
22 35 (25.00%) ASP.NET MVC
23 34 (24.29%) XHTML
23 34 (24.29%) Team Foundation Server
24 30 (21.43%) MySQL
25 28 (20.00%) OOP

LINQ
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT jobs across the Cheshire region citing LINQ also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited LINQ. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 22 (15.71%) IIS
2 11 (7.86%) NServiceBus
3 9 (6.43%) JBoss
4 8 (5.71%) CMS
5 4 (2.86%) Umbraco
5 4 (2.86%) Sitecore CMS
6 1 (0.71%) Confluence
Applications
1 26 (18.57%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 28 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 17 (12.14%) Wireless
2 2 (1.43%) HTTP
3 1 (0.71%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 84 (60.00%) SQL Server
2 30 (21.43%) MySQL
3 18 (12.86%) SQL Server 2008
4 17 (12.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 13 (9.29%) SQL Server 2012
6 9 (6.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 8 (5.71%) DTS
8 2 (1.43%) SQL Server 2005
8 2 (1.43%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 54 (38.57%) Visual Studio
2 34 (24.29%) Team Foundation Server
3 26 (18.57%) NUnit
4 18 (12.86%) Rhino Mocks
5 10 (7.14%) Subversion
5 10 (7.14%) JIRA
5 10 (7.14%) Selenium
5 10 (7.14%) Cucumber
5 10 (7.14%) Git (software)
6 1 (0.71%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 1 (0.71%) Octopus Deploy
6 1 (0.71%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 1 (0.71%) Moq
6 1 (0.71%) StyleCop
6 1 (0.71%) NDepend
General
1 50 (35.71%) Finance
2 23 (16.43%) Retail
3 17 (12.14%) Financial Institution
4 10 (7.14%) Advertising
5 6 (4.29%) Marketing
6 2 (1.43%) Banking
6 2 (1.43%) Law
7 1 (0.71%) Games
Job Titles
1 137 (97.86%) Developer
2 88 (62.86%) .NET Developer
3 36 (25.71%) ASP.NET Developer
4 33 (23.57%) C# Developer
5 32 (22.86%) Web Developer
6 26 (18.57%) C# .NET Developer
7 19 (13.57%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 15 (10.71%) .NET Web Developer
8 15 (10.71%) Senior Developer
9 10 (7.14%) Software Developer
10 5 (3.57%) Junior
10 5 (3.57%) Junior Developer
10 5 (3.57%) C# Software Developer
11 4 (2.86%) .NET Software Engineer
11 4 (2.86%) .NET Programmer
11 4 (2.86%) Software Engineer
11 4 (2.86%) Analyst
11 4 (2.86%) C# Software Engineer
11 4 (2.86%) Programmer
11 4 (2.86%) C# Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 137 (97.86%) .NET
2 99 (70.71%) ASP.NET
3 86 (61.43%) WCF
4 66 (47.14%) Web Services
5 64 (45.71%) HTML
6 52 (37.14%) CSS
6 52 (37.14%) .NET Framework
7 46 (32.86%) jQuery
8 44 (31.43%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
9 41 (29.29%) SOAP
10 35 (25.00%) Ajax
10 35 (25.00%) ASP.NET MVC
11 34 (24.29%) XHTML
12 25 (17.86%) WPF
13 19 (13.57%) NHibernate
14 17 (12.14%) .NET Remoting
14 17 (12.14%) Castle Windsor
14 17 (12.14%) REST
15 16 (11.43%) XML
16 13 (9.29%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 23 (16.43%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (5.71%) Mobile App
3 7 (5.00%) Social Network
4 3 (2.14%) Computer Science
5 1 (0.71%) N-Tier
5 1 (0.71%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 67 (47.86%) Windows
2 8 (5.71%) Android
2 8 (5.71%) Apple iOS
3 7 (5.00%) Windows Phone 8
3 7 (5.00%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 84 (60.00%) MVC
2 64 (45.71%) OO
3 62 (44.29%) Agile Software Development
4 40 (28.57%) TDD
5 28 (20.00%) OOP
6 21 (15.00%) SOA
6 21 (15.00%) Scrum
7 18 (12.86%) Web Application Development
8 17 (12.14%) Customer Engagement
8 17 (12.14%) MVVM
8 17 (12.14%) Risk Management
9 13 (9.29%) Software Engineering
9 13 (9.29%) BDD
10 11 (7.86%) Kanban
11 10 (7.14%) Scrum-ban
11 10 (7.14%) Project Management
12 9 (6.43%) Continuous Integration
12 9 (6.43%) Validation
12 9 (6.43%) Automated Testing
13 8 (5.71%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 140 (100.00%) C#
2 85 (60.71%) SQL
3 60 (42.86%) JavaScript
4 51 (36.43%) VB.NET
5 37 (26.43%) T-SQL
6 27 (19.29%) VB
7 9 (6.43%) Java
7 9 (6.43%) XPath
8 5 (3.57%) C++
8 5 (3.57%) VBA
9 1 (0.71%) R
Qualifications
1 3 (2.14%) MCP
2 1 (0.71%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (0.71%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (12.14%) SLA
2 3 (2.14%) QA
Vendors
1 78 (55.71%) Microsoft
2 8 (5.71%) Telerik
3 4 (2.86%) Sitecore
4 1 (0.71%) DevExpress
4 1 (0.71%) Atlassian
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