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 22 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Language Integrated Query (LINQ)
Rank 71 76 90
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +14
Permanent jobs citing LINQ 133 119 98
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 3.24% 2.97% 2.63%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 7.25% 6.04% 5.16%
Number of salaries quoted 100 111 97
Average salary £40,000 £36,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.11% +10.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,433 £27,500 £28,100
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £43,000 £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,500 £36,500
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +5.47%
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
1834 1971 1899
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 44.68% 49.16% 50.87%
Number of salaries quoted 1547 1765 1720
Average salary £40,000 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+14.28% -
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £46,000 £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 22 August 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 22 August 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
Rochdale - 8 £40,000 -
Cheadle - 7 - -
Stockport -3 6 £25,000 -30.55% 1
Altrincham - 1 £30,000 -
Bolton - 1 £26,000 - 1
LINQ
North West

LINQ
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 22 August 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.

1 247 (97.63%) C#
2 245 (96.84%) .NET
3 194 (76.68%) MVC
4 181 (71.54%) ASP.NET
5 177 (69.96%) SQL Server
6 155 (61.26%) HTML
7 151 (59.68%) CSS
8 141 (55.73%) .NET Framework
9 125 (49.41%) WCF
10 124 (49.01%) JavaScript
11 113 (44.66%) TDD
12 107 (42.29%) SQL
13 104 (41.11%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
14 99 (39.13%) jQuery
15 95 (37.55%) ASP.NET MVC
16 82 (32.41%) Agile Software Development
17 80 (31.62%) Degree
18 79 (31.23%) Web Services
19 76 (30.04%) OO
20 65 (25.69%) Unit Testing
21 62 (24.51%) Microsoft
22 60 (23.72%) ASP.NET Web Forms
23 59 (23.32%) Scrum
24 58 (22.92%) VB.NET
25 55 (21.74%) XML
25 55 (21.74%) WPF
26 50 (19.76%) Computer Science
27 49 (19.37%) Continuous Integration
28 47 (18.58%) Web Development
28 47 (18.58%) SQL Server 2008

LINQ
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 43 (17.00%) IIS
2 34 (13.44%) SharePoint
3 18 (7.11%) CMS
4 15 (5.93%) Umbraco
5 9 (3.56%) WordPress
5 9 (3.56%) Sitecore CMS
6 6 (2.37%) Drupal
7 1 (0.40%) Apache
7 1 (0.40%) Node.js
Applications
1 19 (7.51%) MS Excel
2 6 (2.37%) Photoshop
2 6 (2.37%) Fireworks
Cloud Services
1 20 (7.91%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.40%) Amazon SQS
2 1 (0.40%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (0.40%) Amazon S3
2 1 (0.40%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 29 (11.46%) Internet
2 17 (6.72%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 177 (69.96%) SQL Server
2 47 (18.58%) SQL Server 2008
3 42 (16.60%) SQL Server 2005
4 29 (11.46%) SQL Server 2012
5 23 (9.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 22 (8.70%) RavenDB
7 16 (6.32%) Relational Database
8 12 (4.74%) MySQL
9 11 (4.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 1 (0.40%) DTS
10 1 (0.40%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 42 (16.60%) NUnit
2 34 (13.44%) Visual Studio
2 34 (13.44%) Moq
3 26 (10.28%) Git (software)
4 21 (8.30%) ReSharper
5 20 (7.91%) SpecFlow
6 15 (5.93%) Team Foundation Server
7 11 (4.35%) Subversion
8 10 (3.95%) MSTest
8 10 (3.95%) Selenium
9 4 (1.58%) Rhino Mocks
10 2 (0.79%) FxCop
10 2 (0.79%) StyleCop
10 2 (0.79%) Jenkins
10 2 (0.79%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 2 (0.79%) Gerrit
11 1 (0.40%) Grunt
11 1 (0.40%) MSBuild
General
1 30 (11.86%) Marketing
2 24 (9.49%) Telecoms
3 23 (9.09%) Finance
4 10 (3.95%) Billing
5 4 (1.58%) Banking
5 4 (1.58%) Games
6 2 (0.79%) Military
6 2 (0.79%) Electronics
6 2 (0.79%) Retail
Job Titles
1 241 (95.26%) Developer
2 159 (62.85%) .NET Developer
3 134 (52.96%) C# Developer
4 105 (41.50%) C# .NET Developer
5 71 (28.06%) Senior Developer
6 56 (22.13%) Web Developer
6 56 (22.13%) ASP.NET Developer
7 50 (19.76%) Software Developer
8 42 (16.60%) .NET Web Developer
9 40 (15.81%) C# ASP.NET Developer
10 38 (15.02%) Senior C# Developer
11 34 (13.44%) C# Software Developer
12 30 (11.86%) .NET Software Developer
13 24 (9.49%) C# Web Developer
14 21 (8.30%) Agile C# Developer
15 16 (6.32%) Software Engineer
16 13 (5.14%) .NET Software Engineer
17 12 (4.74%) Senior .NET Developer
17 12 (4.74%) C# Software Engineer
18 10 (3.95%) Senior Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 245 (96.84%) .NET
2 181 (71.54%) ASP.NET
3 155 (61.26%) HTML
4 151 (59.68%) CSS
5 141 (55.73%) .NET Framework
6 125 (49.41%) WCF
7 104 (41.11%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
8 99 (39.13%) jQuery
9 95 (37.55%) ASP.NET MVC
10 79 (31.23%) Web Services
11 60 (23.72%) ASP.NET Web Forms
12 55 (21.74%) XML
12 55 (21.74%) WPF
13 40 (15.81%) ADO.NET
14 33 (13.04%) WinForms
15 30 (11.86%) XSLT
16 27 (10.67%) Backbone.js
17 26 (10.28%) Ajax
18 24 (9.49%) REST
19 22 (8.70%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 50 (19.76%) Computer Science
2 28 (11.07%) Mathematics
2 28 (11.07%) Physics
3 24 (9.49%) N-Tier
4 20 (7.91%) Client/Server
5 18 (7.11%) W3C
6 17 (6.72%) Social Media
7 4 (1.58%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.40%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 8 (3.16%) Windows
2 7 (2.77%) Apple iOS
3 4 (1.58%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (0.79%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (0.79%) Linux
4 2 (0.79%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (0.40%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 194 (76.68%) MVC
2 113 (44.66%) TDD
3 82 (32.41%) Agile Software Development
4 76 (30.04%) OO
5 65 (25.69%) Unit Testing
6 59 (23.32%) Scrum
7 49 (19.37%) Continuous Integration
8 47 (18.58%) Web Development
9 40 (15.81%) OOD
10 36 (14.23%) E-Commerce
11 30 (11.86%) UML
12 29 (11.46%) Refactoring
13 27 (10.67%) SOA
14 26 (10.28%) Software Engineering
15 25 (9.88%) Domain-Driven Design
15 25 (9.88%) OOP
16 22 (8.70%) BDD
17 19 (7.51%) Enterprise Architecture
18 17 (6.72%) Web Application Development
19 16 (6.32%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 247 (97.63%) C#
2 124 (49.01%) JavaScript
3 107 (42.29%) SQL
4 58 (22.92%) VB.NET
5 38 (15.02%) T-SQL
6 22 (8.70%) VB
7 12 (4.74%) TypeScript
8 10 (3.95%) Ruby
8 10 (3.95%) PL/SQL
9 4 (1.58%) Python
10 3 (1.19%) PHP
11 2 (0.79%) XPath
11 2 (0.79%) C++
11 2 (0.79%) Shell Script
12 1 (0.40%) XAML
Qualifications
1 80 (31.62%) Degree
2 2 (0.79%) MCP
2 2 (0.79%) MCSD
2 2 (0.79%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (3.95%) WCAG
2 3 (1.19%) QA
3 2 (0.79%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 3 (1.19%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (0.79%) VirtualBox
Vendors
1 62 (24.51%) Microsoft
2 10 (3.95%) Wonderware
2 10 (3.95%) Oracle
2 10 (3.95%) SAP
3 9 (3.56%) Sitecore
4 7 (2.77%) Google
5 6 (2.37%) Zend
5 6 (2.37%) Salesforce.com
6 3 (1.19%) VMware
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