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 3 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Language Integrated Query (LINQ)
Rank 95 68 70
Rank change year-on-year
-27 +2
Permanent jobs citing LINQ 89 130 146
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 2.62% 3.33% 3.44%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 6.04% 7.50% 6.70%
Number of salaries quoted 85 109 137
Average salary £42,500 £37,500 £36,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+13.33% +4.16%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £31,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £54,000 £57,600 £42,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £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
1473 1734 2180
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 43.39% 44.44% 51.35%
Number of salaries quoted 1265 1461 1966
Average salary £40,000 £39,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.56% +11.42%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £45,000 £51,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £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 3 July 2015.

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 3 July 2015. 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
Rochdale +7 11 £45,000 +13.92%
Stockport -7 6 £35,000 -41.66% 1
Altrincham - 5 £45,000 -
Ashton-under-Lyne - 5 £32,500 - 1
Bolton +2 2 £45,000 +50.00% 2
LINQ
North West

LINQ
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, 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.

1 191 (96.95%) C#
1 191 (96.95%) .NET
2 149 (75.63%) SQL Server
3 140 (71.07%) ASP.NET
4 117 (59.39%) Agile Software Development
5 114 (57.87%) WCF
6 104 (52.79%) MVC
7 97 (49.24%) Web Services
8 96 (48.73%) CSS
8 96 (48.73%) HTML
9 90 (45.69%) TDD
10 74 (37.56%) XML
11 71 (36.04%) jQuery
12 70 (35.53%) SQL
12 70 (35.53%) NUnit
13 69 (35.03%) ASP.NET MVC
14 65 (32.99%) JavaScript
15 63 (31.98%) Windows
16 60 (30.46%) WPF
17 57 (28.93%) .NET Framework
18 53 (26.90%) UML
18 53 (26.90%) Microsoft
19 52 (26.40%) OO
20 51 (25.89%) Scrum
21 46 (23.35%) Finance
21 46 (23.35%) HTML5
22 45 (22.84%) Continuous Integration
22 45 (22.84%) REST
22 45 (22.84%) SOAP
23 44 (22.34%) Entity Framework

LINQ
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, 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 18 (9.14%) IIS
2 12 (6.09%) CMS
3 5 (2.54%) SharePoint
Applications
1 17 (8.63%) MS Excel
2 4 (2.03%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.51%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 38 (19.29%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.51%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.51%) Amazon SQS
2 1 (0.51%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (0.51%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 20 (10.15%) Internet
2 14 (7.11%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 149 (75.63%) SQL Server
2 28 (14.21%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 10 (5.08%) SQL Server 2008
4 6 (3.05%) SQL Server 2005
5 3 (1.52%) SQL Server 2012
5 3 (1.52%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.51%) MongoDB
6 1 (0.51%) SQLite
6 1 (0.51%) Data Mining
6 1 (0.51%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 70 (35.53%) NUnit
2 39 (19.80%) Subversion
3 37 (18.78%) Team Foundation Server
4 35 (17.77%) Git (software)
5 24 (12.18%) Selenium
6 19 (9.64%) Rhino Mocks
6 19 (9.64%) Cucumber
7 18 (9.14%) MSTest
8 11 (5.58%) Visual Studio
9 6 (3.05%) SpecFlow
10 5 (2.54%) Dreamweaver
10 5 (2.54%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
11 3 (1.52%) Moq
12 2 (1.02%) Jenkins
12 2 (1.02%) VSS/SourceSafe
13 1 (0.51%) TeamCity
13 1 (0.51%) Gerrit
13 1 (0.51%) WiX
13 1 (0.51%) FxCop
13 1 (0.51%) StyleCop
General
1 46 (23.35%) Finance
2 20 (10.15%) Advertising
3 4 (2.03%) Manufacturing
4 3 (1.52%) Automotive
5 2 (1.02%) Retail
6 1 (0.51%) Marketing
6 1 (0.51%) Aerospace
6 1 (0.51%) Electronics
6 1 (0.51%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 166 (84.26%) Developer
2 94 (47.72%) C# Developer
3 80 (40.61%) .NET Developer
4 56 (28.43%) C# .NET Developer
5 55 (27.92%) Web Developer
6 52 (26.40%) Software Developer
7 39 (19.80%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 36 (18.27%) Agile C# Developer
8 36 (18.27%) C# Web Developer
8 36 (18.27%) ASP.NET Developer
9 35 (17.77%) .NET Web Developer
10 30 (15.23%) C# Software Developer
11 20 (10.15%) Senior Developer
12 16 (8.12%) Software Engineer
13 12 (6.09%) Senior .NET Developer
14 11 (5.58%) C# Software Engineer
15 10 (5.08%) Senior C# Developer
16 8 (4.06%) .NET Software Engineer
17 7 (3.55%) .NET Software Developer
17 7 (3.55%) Agile .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 191 (96.95%) .NET
2 140 (71.07%) ASP.NET
3 114 (57.87%) WCF
4 97 (49.24%) Web Services
5 96 (48.73%) CSS
5 96 (48.73%) HTML
6 74 (37.56%) XML
7 71 (36.04%) jQuery
8 69 (35.03%) ASP.NET MVC
9 60 (30.46%) WPF
10 57 (28.93%) .NET Framework
11 46 (23.35%) HTML5
12 45 (22.84%) REST
12 45 (22.84%) SOAP
13 44 (22.34%) Entity Framework
14 33 (16.75%) MSMQ
15 31 (15.74%) CSS3
16 30 (15.23%) Ajax
17 26 (13.20%) WF
18 25 (12.69%) ASP.NET 2.0
Miscellaneous
1 39 (19.80%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (6.09%) Enterprise Software
3 10 (5.08%) Mobile App
4 9 (4.57%) Inversion of Control
5 7 (3.55%) Computer Science
5 7 (3.55%) W3C
6 2 (1.02%) Mathematics
6 2 (1.02%) Physics
7 1 (0.51%) DTV
7 1 (0.51%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.51%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 63 (31.98%) Windows
2 12 (6.09%) Android
3 2 (1.02%) Apple iOS
4 1 (0.51%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 117 (59.39%) Agile Software Development
2 104 (52.79%) MVC
3 90 (45.69%) TDD
4 53 (26.90%) UML
5 52 (26.40%) OO
6 51 (25.89%) Scrum
7 45 (22.84%) Continuous Integration
8 33 (16.75%) Web Application Development
9 28 (14.21%) Unit Testing
10 25 (12.69%) Software Engineering
11 24 (12.18%) Kanban
12 23 (11.68%) MVVM
13 21 (10.66%) BDD
14 19 (9.64%) Scrum-ban
15 18 (9.14%) Web Development
16 14 (7.11%) SDLC
17 11 (5.58%) Coaching
18 9 (4.57%) Mentoring
18 9 (4.57%) Workflow
19 8 (4.06%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 191 (96.95%) C#
2 70 (35.53%) SQL
3 65 (32.99%) JavaScript
4 34 (17.26%) VBA
5 33 (16.75%) T-SQL
6 23 (11.68%) Java
7 18 (9.14%) C++
8 11 (5.58%) VB
8 11 (5.58%) VB.NET
8 11 (5.58%) PL/SQL
9 10 (5.08%) C
10 7 (3.55%) PHP
11 2 (1.02%) Ruby
11 2 (1.02%) Embedded C
11 2 (1.02%) Embedded C++
12 1 (0.51%) Shell Script
12 1 (0.51%) Scala
12 1 (0.51%) R
12 1 (0.51%) TypeScript
12 1 (0.51%) Python
Qualifications
1 19 (9.64%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (3.05%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (0.51%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 53 (26.90%) Microsoft
2 12 (6.09%) Salesforce.com
3 7 (3.55%) Zend
4 5 (2.54%) Telerik
5 3 (1.52%) Google
5 3 (1.52%) Adobe
6 2 (1.02%) Wonderware
7 1 (0.51%) Infragistics
7 1 (0.51%) VMware
7 1 (0.51%) Oracle
7 1 (0.51%) SAP
7 1 (0.51%) Ektron
7 1 (0.51%) Red Gate
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