The table below looks at the statistics for LINQ skills in IT jobs advertised for the Manchester region. Included is a guide to the salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited LINQ over the 3 months to 30 June 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
30 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Language Integrated Query (LINQ)
Rank 117 106 73
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -33
Permanent jobs citing LINQ 63 85 137
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 1.80% 2.53% 3.45%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 4.34% 5.77% 7.76%
Number of salaries quoted 61 81 119
Median salary £45,000 £42,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% +13.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,500 £32,300
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £57,600
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -
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
1453 1472 1765
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 41.51% 43.78% 44.39%
Number of salaries quoted 1254 1275 1497
Median salary £42,500 £40,000 £38,750
Median salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% +3.22%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £51,500 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

LINQ
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

The demand trend of job ads across the Manchester region citing LINQ as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 30 June 2016.

LINQ Salary Histogram in Manchester

LINQ
Job Locations in Manchester

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing LINQ within the Manchester region over the 3 months to 30 June 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
Rochdale -3 5 £50,000 +11.11% 1
Altrincham +2 3 £47,500 +5.55% 1
Stockport +4 2 £24,500 -30.00%
LINQ
North West

LINQ
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 30 June 2016, IT jobs citing LINQ also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Manchester region with a requirement for LINQ.

1 149 (100.00%) C#
2 145 (97.32%) .NET
3 117 (78.52%) HTML
3 117 (78.52%) ASP.NET
4 112 (75.17%) CSS
5 102 (68.46%) Agile Software Development
6 101 (67.79%) JavaScript
7 93 (62.42%) jQuery
8 90 (60.40%) SQL Server
9 89 (59.73%) SQL
10 86 (57.72%) MVC
11 75 (50.34%) WCF
12 68 (45.64%) Web Services
13 67 (44.97%) .NET Framework
14 65 (43.62%) Scrum
15 62 (41.61%) TDD
16 60 (40.27%) T-SQL
17 58 (38.93%) Entity Framework
18 55 (36.91%) OO
19 51 (34.23%) WPF
20 49 (32.89%) XML
21 47 (31.54%) NUnit
22 46 (30.87%) Software Engineering
23 45 (30.20%) Continuous Integration
24 44 (29.53%) ASP.NET MVC
25 43 (28.86%) CSS3
26 42 (28.19%) HTML5
26 42 (28.19%) Finance
27 39 (26.17%) MSTest
28 37 (24.83%) WF

LINQ
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester 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 13 (8.72%) IIS
2 6 (4.03%) CMS
3 1 (0.67%) Apache
3 1 (0.67%) Umbraco
Applications
1 11 (7.38%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 6 (4.03%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 3 (2.01%) Visualfiles
3 1 (0.67%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.68%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (2.01%) Google Analytics
3 1 (0.67%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (7.38%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 90 (60.40%) SQL Server
2 22 (14.77%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 8 (5.37%) Data Warehouse
3 8 (5.37%) Microsoft Analysis Services
3 8 (5.37%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 7 (4.70%) Relational Database
5 6 (4.03%) Couchbase
6 5 (3.36%) Crystal Reports
7 4 (2.68%) SQL Server 2008
8 3 (2.01%) MySQL
8 3 (2.01%) SQL Server 2005
8 3 (2.01%) SQL Server 2014
9 2 (1.34%) PostgreSQL
9 2 (1.34%) SQLite
10 1 (0.67%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 47 (31.54%) NUnit
2 39 (26.17%) MSTest
3 24 (16.11%) Selenium
4 18 (12.08%) SpecFlow
5 16 (10.74%) Subversion
6 12 (8.05%) Visual Studio
7 11 (7.38%) Moq
8 10 (6.71%) JIRA
9 8 (5.37%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 8 (5.37%) Team Foundation Server
10 6 (4.03%) Git (software)
11 5 (3.36%) Karma Test Runner
11 5 (3.36%) ReSharper
11 5 (3.36%) SonarQube
12 4 (2.68%) TeamCity
13 3 (2.01%) CruiseControl
14 2 (1.34%) Cucumber
14 2 (1.34%) FxCop
14 2 (1.34%) Jenkins
14 2 (1.34%) StyleCop
General
1 42 (28.19%) Finance
2 14 (9.40%) Retail
3 10 (6.71%) Marketing
4 6 (4.03%) Electronics
4 6 (4.03%) Manufacturing
4 6 (4.03%) Telecoms
5 5 (3.36%) Back Office
6 4 (2.68%) Law
6 4 (2.68%) Legal
7 2 (1.34%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 110 (73.83%) Developer
2 82 (55.03%) .NET Developer
3 78 (52.35%) C# Developer
4 62 (41.61%) C# .NET Developer
5 45 (30.20%) ASP.NET Developer
6 35 (23.49%) C# ASP.NET Developer
6 35 (23.49%) SQL Developer
7 31 (20.81%) C# Software Developer
7 31 (20.81%) Software Developer
8 29 (19.46%) Software Engineer
9 28 (18.79%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
10 27 (18.12%) C# Software Engineer
11 25 (16.78%) .NET Software Developer
11 25 (16.78%) .NET Software Engineer
12 24 (16.11%) Senior Developer
13 20 (13.42%) C# Web Developer
13 20 (13.42%) JavaScript Developer
13 20 (13.42%) Web Developer
14 16 (10.74%) .NET Web Developer
14 16 (10.74%) Senior C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 145 (97.32%) .NET
2 117 (78.52%) ASP.NET
2 117 (78.52%) HTML
3 112 (75.17%) CSS
4 93 (62.42%) jQuery
5 75 (50.34%) WCF
6 68 (45.64%) Web Services
7 67 (44.97%) .NET Framework
8 58 (38.93%) Entity Framework
9 51 (34.23%) WPF
10 49 (32.89%) XML
11 44 (29.53%) ASP.NET MVC
12 43 (28.86%) CSS3
13 42 (28.19%) HTML5
14 37 (24.83%) WF
15 36 (24.16%) Ajax
16 35 (23.49%) ASP.NET Web API
16 35 (23.49%) SOAP
17 34 (22.82%) XSLT
18 33 (22.15%) Silverlight
Miscellaneous
1 20 (13.42%) Computer Science
2 9 (6.04%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (6.04%) Mathematics
2 9 (6.04%) N-Tier
2 9 (6.04%) Physics
3 5 (3.36%) Enterprise Software
4 3 (2.01%) Blog
4 3 (2.01%) Health Informatics
4 3 (2.01%) Informatics
4 3 (2.01%) Mobile App
4 3 (2.01%) NHS
5 1 (0.67%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 23 (15.44%) Windows
2 3 (2.01%) Linux
3 2 (1.34%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (0.67%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 102 (68.46%) Agile Software Development
2 86 (57.72%) MVC
3 65 (43.62%) Scrum
4 62 (41.61%) TDD
5 55 (36.91%) OO
6 46 (30.87%) Software Engineering
7 45 (30.20%) Continuous Integration
8 36 (24.16%) MVVM
9 29 (19.46%) UML
10 28 (18.79%) Unit Testing
11 25 (16.78%) DSDM
11 25 (16.78%) Kanban
11 25 (16.78%) RUP
11 25 (16.78%) Service Delivery
11 25 (16.78%) Use Case
12 22 (14.77%) Web Development
13 21 (14.09%) BDD
14 19 (12.75%) OOP
14 19 (12.75%) Workflow
15 16 (10.74%) Continuous Delivery
Programming Languages
1 149 (100.00%) C#
2 101 (67.79%) JavaScript
3 89 (59.73%) SQL
4 60 (40.27%) T-SQL
5 30 (20.13%) C++
5 30 (20.13%) Java
6 25 (16.78%) PL/SQL
7 5 (3.36%) XPath
8 4 (2.68%) VB.NET
8 4 (2.68%) VBA
9 3 (2.01%) C
9 3 (2.01%) Scala
10 2 (1.34%) PHP
10 2 (1.34%) Ruby
10 2 (1.34%) Shell Script
11 1 (0.67%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 20 (13.42%) Degree
2 4 (2.68%) ISEB
2 4 (2.68%) ISTQB
3 2 (1.34%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 2 (1.34%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (1.34%) Wonderware InTouch
Vendors
1 20 (13.42%) Microsoft
2 6 (4.03%) SAP
3 5 (3.36%) Ektron
4 4 (2.68%) Google
5 2 (1.34%) VMware
5 2 (1.34%) Wonderware
6 1 (0.67%) DevExpress
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