The table below looks at the statistics for LINQ skills in IT jobs advertised for the Manchester region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited LINQ over the 3 months to 19 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Language Integrated Query (LINQ)
Rank 120 103 71
Rank change year-on-year
-17 -32
Permanent jobs citing LINQ 74 78 160
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 1.75% 2.07% 3.67%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 4.14% 4.09% 6.82%
Number of salaries quoted 68 78 155
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 £32,500 £30,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £44,500 £45,000 £40,000
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 Manchester region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Manchester
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
1788 1908 2347
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 42.34% 50.69% 53.84%
Number of salaries quoted 1537 1703 2156
Average salary £37,500 £36,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.16% +2.85%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £27,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -

LINQ
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

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

LINQ Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

LINQ
Salary Trend in Manchester

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

LINQ Salary Trend in Manchester

LINQ
Salary Histogram in Manchester

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing LINQ across the Manchester region over the 3 months to 19 December 2014.

LINQ Salary Histogram in Manchester

LINQ
Job Locations in Manchester

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing LINQ within the Manchester region over the 3 months to 19 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
Stockport -8 4 - -
Salford - 1 £43,500 -
LINQ
North West

LINQ
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT jobs across the Manchester 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.

1 197 (95.63%) C#
2 192 (93.20%) .NET
3 161 (78.16%) MVC
4 157 (76.21%) ASP.NET
5 148 (71.84%) CSS
6 145 (70.39%) HTML
7 141 (68.45%) Agile Software Development
8 119 (57.77%) SQL Server
9 104 (50.49%) JavaScript
10 96 (46.60%) WCF
11 92 (44.66%) jQuery
12 82 (39.81%) .NET Framework
13 81 (39.32%) Web Services
14 68 (33.01%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
15 67 (32.52%) ASP.NET Web Forms
15 67 (32.52%) SQL
16 64 (31.07%) Scrum
17 57 (27.67%) TDD
18 56 (27.18%) ASP.NET MVC
19 46 (22.33%) OO
20 42 (20.39%) Unit Testing
21 39 (18.93%) IIS
22 38 (18.45%) Backbone.js
23 35 (16.99%) Degree
23 35 (16.99%) Web Development
24 34 (16.50%) Microsoft
25 33 (16.02%) E-Commerce
25 33 (16.02%) Git (software)
26 32 (15.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
27 31 (15.05%) Subversion

LINQ
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT jobs across the Manchester 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 39 (18.93%) IIS
2 28 (13.59%) Umbraco
3 23 (11.17%) SharePoint
4 21 (10.19%) CMS
5 16 (7.77%) WordPress
6 11 (5.34%) Sitecore CMS
7 9 (4.37%) Drupal
8 7 (3.40%) Node.js
9 1 (0.49%) Apache
Applications
1 7 (3.40%) MS Excel
2 6 (2.91%) Fireworks
2 6 (2.91%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 2 (0.97%) Google Analytics
Cloud Services
1 17 (8.25%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.49%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.49%) SaaS
2 1 (0.49%) Amazon SQS
2 1 (0.49%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (0.49%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 24 (11.65%) Internet
2 17 (8.25%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 119 (57.77%) SQL Server
2 32 (15.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 20 (9.71%) SQL Server 2005
4 18 (8.74%) SQL Server 2008
4 18 (8.74%) SQL Server 2012
5 16 (7.77%) MySQL
6 14 (6.80%) RavenDB
7 7 (3.40%) MongoDB
8 2 (0.97%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 2 (0.97%) DTS
8 2 (0.97%) PostgreSQL
8 2 (0.97%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 33 (16.02%) Git (software)
2 31 (15.05%) Subversion
3 29 (14.08%) NUnit
4 25 (12.14%) Visual Studio
5 22 (10.68%) Team Foundation Server
6 21 (10.19%) Moq
7 13 (6.31%) ReSharper
8 11 (5.34%) MSBuild
8 11 (5.34%) Grunt
9 8 (3.88%) MSTest
10 6 (2.91%) SpecFlow
10 6 (2.91%) Selenium
11 4 (1.94%) Rhino Mocks
12 1 (0.49%) Gerrit
12 1 (0.49%) Jenkins
12 1 (0.49%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
12 1 (0.49%) FxCop
12 1 (0.49%) StyleCop
General
1 29 (14.08%) Finance
2 21 (10.19%) Marketing
3 19 (9.22%) Telecoms
4 8 (3.88%) Games
5 6 (2.91%) Billing
6 4 (1.94%) Banking
7 1 (0.49%) Military
7 1 (0.49%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 187 (90.78%) Developer
2 112 (54.37%) .NET Developer
3 101 (49.03%) C# Developer
4 66 (32.04%) C# .NET Developer
5 65 (31.55%) Senior Developer
6 59 (28.64%) Web Developer
7 56 (27.18%) ASP.NET Developer
8 53 (25.73%) .NET Web Developer
9 37 (17.96%) Senior C# Developer
10 32 (15.53%) C# ASP.NET Developer
11 29 (14.08%) C# Web Developer
12 25 (12.14%) Software Developer
13 24 (11.65%) C# Software Developer
14 19 (9.22%) .NET Software Developer
15 14 (6.80%) Agile C# Developer
16 13 (6.31%) Senior .NET Developer
17 10 (4.85%) Senior Web Developer
17 10 (4.85%) Lead Developer
18 8 (3.88%) Junior
19 7 (3.40%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 192 (93.20%) .NET
2 157 (76.21%) ASP.NET
3 148 (71.84%) CSS
4 145 (70.39%) HTML
5 96 (46.60%) WCF
6 92 (44.66%) jQuery
7 82 (39.81%) .NET Framework
8 81 (39.32%) Web Services
9 68 (33.01%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
10 67 (32.52%) ASP.NET Web Forms
11 56 (27.18%) ASP.NET MVC
12 38 (18.45%) Backbone.js
13 30 (14.56%) WPF
14 28 (13.59%) XML
14 28 (13.59%) HTML5
15 25 (12.14%) CSS3
16 23 (11.17%) Ajax
17 22 (10.68%) ASP.NET 2.0
18 19 (9.22%) WinForms
19 17 (8.25%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 22 (10.68%) Computer Science
2 16 (7.77%) Mathematics
2 16 (7.77%) Physics
2 16 (7.77%) W3C
3 11 (5.34%) Social Media
4 7 (3.40%) Enterprise Software
5 3 (1.46%) Client/Server
6 2 (0.97%) Replication
6 2 (0.97%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (0.49%) Linked Data
7 1 (0.49%) N-Tier
7 1 (0.49%) Semantic Web
Operating Systems
1 23 (11.17%) Windows
2 10 (4.85%) Apple iOS
3 4 (1.94%) Windows Server 2012
3 4 (1.94%) Android
4 1 (0.49%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (0.49%) Linux
4 1 (0.49%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 161 (78.16%) MVC
2 141 (68.45%) Agile Software Development
3 64 (31.07%) Scrum
4 57 (27.67%) TDD
5 46 (22.33%) OO
6 42 (20.39%) Unit Testing
7 35 (16.99%) Web Development
8 33 (16.02%) E-Commerce
9 29 (14.08%) Coaching
10 27 (13.11%) Continuous Integration
11 22 (10.68%) Software Engineering
11 22 (10.68%) OOD
12 21 (10.19%) OOP
12 21 (10.19%) Web Application Development
13 20 (9.71%) Domain-Driven Design
13 20 (9.71%) UML
14 17 (8.25%) Dependency Injection
15 14 (6.80%) Enterprise Architecture
16 13 (6.31%) SEO
16 13 (6.31%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 197 (95.63%) C#
2 104 (50.49%) JavaScript
3 67 (32.52%) SQL
4 27 (13.11%) VB.NET
5 16 (7.77%) PHP
6 12 (5.83%) Ruby
7 9 (4.37%) T-SQL
8 3 (1.46%) VB
9 2 (0.97%) Python
9 2 (0.97%) PL/SQL
9 2 (0.97%) Java
10 1 (0.49%) XPath
10 1 (0.49%) SPARQL
10 1 (0.49%) C++
10 1 (0.49%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 35 (16.99%) Degree
2 1 (0.49%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (3.40%) WCAG
2 1 (0.49%) QA
2 1 (0.49%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 1 (0.49%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (0.49%) VirtualBox
Vendors
1 34 (16.50%) Microsoft
2 20 (9.71%) Sitecore
3 13 (6.31%) Wonderware
4 12 (5.83%) Google
5 10 (4.85%) Salesforce.com
6 9 (4.37%) Zend
7 3 (1.46%) Telerik
8 1 (0.49%) VMware
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