The table below looks at the statistics for LINQ skills in IT jobs advertised for the Merseyside region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited LINQ over the 3 months to 22 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Language Integrated Query (LINQ)
Rank - 49 65
Permanent jobs citing LINQ 0 27 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Merseyside - 4.24% 1.18%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category - 7.52% 2.27%
Number of salaries quoted 0 27 7
Average salary - £42,500 £29,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +46.55%
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 Merseyside region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Merseyside
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
207 359 309
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Merseyside 41.99% 56.36% 52.20%
Number of salaries quoted 177 331 277
Average salary £36,000 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-4.00% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £28,100 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £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 Merseyside

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

LINQ Jobs Demand Trend in Merseyside

LINQ
Salary Trend in Merseyside

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

LINQ Salary Trend in Merseyside

LINQ
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 22 December 2014, IT jobs across the Merseyside 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 4 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 4 (100.00%) SQL
1 4 (100.00%) .NET
1 4 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 4 (100.00%) ASP.NET
2 3 (75.00%) .NET Framework
2 3 (75.00%) Windows
2 3 (75.00%) SOA
2 3 (75.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (75.00%) T-SQL
2 3 (75.00%) C#
2 3 (75.00%) HTML
2 3 (75.00%) ASP.NET MVC
3 2 (50.00%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
3 2 (50.00%) HTML5
3 2 (50.00%) REST
3 2 (50.00%) NServiceBus
3 2 (50.00%) IIS
3 2 (50.00%) WCF
3 2 (50.00%) Banking
3 2 (50.00%) ActiveMQ
3 2 (50.00%) MVC
3 2 (50.00%) Finance
4 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (25.00%) Software Engineering
4 1 (25.00%) Telerik
4 1 (25.00%) WPF
4 1 (25.00%) Visual Studio
4 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (25.00%) Project Management

LINQ
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 22 December 2014, IT jobs across the Merseyside 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 2 (50.00%) IIS
1 2 (50.00%) NServiceBus
Cloud Services
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (100.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (25.00%) Visual Studio
1 1 (25.00%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 2 (50.00%) Finance
1 2 (50.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 4 (100.00%) Developer
2 3 (75.00%) C# Developer
2 3 (75.00%) C# ASP.NET Developer
2 3 (75.00%) C# .NET Developer
3 1 (25.00%) ASP.NET Programmer
3 1 (25.00%) C# Programmer
3 1 (25.00%) C# Software Engineer
3 1 (25.00%) ASP.NET Developer
3 1 (25.00%) .NET Software Engineer
3 1 (25.00%) .NET Programmer
3 1 (25.00%) Programmer
3 1 (25.00%) .NET Developer
3 1 (25.00%) Software Developer
3 1 (25.00%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (100.00%) .NET
1 4 (100.00%) ASP.NET
2 3 (75.00%) .NET Framework
2 3 (75.00%) HTML
2 3 (75.00%) ASP.NET MVC
3 2 (50.00%) HTML5
3 2 (50.00%) ActiveMQ
3 2 (50.00%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
3 2 (50.00%) REST
3 2 (50.00%) WCF
4 1 (25.00%) WPF
4 1 (25.00%) jQuery
4 1 (25.00%) RESTful
4 1 (25.00%) CSS
4 1 (25.00%) Web Services
4 1 (25.00%) ASP.NET Web Forms
4 1 (25.00%) LINQ to SQL
4 1 (25.00%) AppFabric
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) N-Tier
1 1 (25.00%) Mobile App
1 1 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 3 (75.00%) Windows
2 1 (25.00%) Android
2 1 (25.00%) Apple iOS
2 1 (25.00%) Windows Phone 8
2 1 (25.00%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) SOA
2 2 (50.00%) MVC
3 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (25.00%) Software Engineering
3 1 (25.00%) MVVM
3 1 (25.00%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 4 (100.00%) SQL
2 3 (75.00%) T-SQL
2 3 (75.00%) C#
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
Vendors
1 3 (75.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (25.00%) Telerik