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 30 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Language Integrated Query (LINQ)
Rank - 48 63
Permanent jobs citing LINQ 0 22 11
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Merseyside - 3.87% 1.90%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category - 6.32% 3.72%
Number of salaries quoted 0 22 11
Average salary - £42,500 £31,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +36.00%
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
204 348 296
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Merseyside 43.31% 61.16% 51.21%
Number of salaries quoted 184 322 272
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £42,500 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%

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 30 January 2015, 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 3 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 3 (100.00%) SQL
1 3 (100.00%) .NET
1 3 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 3 (100.00%) ASP.NET
1 3 (100.00%) SOA
1 3 (100.00%) .NET Framework
1 3 (100.00%) ASP.NET MVC
2 2 (66.67%) HTML5
2 2 (66.67%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
2 2 (66.67%) REST
2 2 (66.67%) NServiceBus
2 2 (66.67%) WCF
2 2 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 2 (66.67%) MVC
2 2 (66.67%) Finance
2 2 (66.67%) Banking
2 2 (66.67%) ActiveMQ
2 2 (66.67%) Windows
2 2 (66.67%) IIS
2 2 (66.67%) T-SQL
2 2 (66.67%) C#
2 2 (66.67%) HTML
3 1 (33.33%) N-Tier
3 1 (33.33%) WPF
3 1 (33.33%) LINQ to SQL
3 1 (33.33%) AppFabric
3 1 (33.33%) RESTful
3 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (33.33%) MVVM

LINQ
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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 (66.67%) NServiceBus
1 2 (66.67%) IIS
Cloud Services
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (100.00%) SQL Server
General
1 2 (66.67%) Finance
1 2 (66.67%) Banking
Job Titles
1 3 (100.00%) Developer
2 2 (66.67%) C# ASP.NET Developer
2 2 (66.67%) C# .NET Developer
2 2 (66.67%) C# Developer
3 1 (33.33%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (100.00%) .NET
1 3 (100.00%) ASP.NET
1 3 (100.00%) .NET Framework
1 3 (100.00%) ASP.NET MVC
2 2 (66.67%) HTML5
2 2 (66.67%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
2 2 (66.67%) REST
2 2 (66.67%) WCF
2 2 (66.67%) ActiveMQ
2 2 (66.67%) HTML
3 1 (33.33%) WPF
3 1 (33.33%) LINQ to SQL
3 1 (33.33%) AppFabric
3 1 (33.33%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 2 (66.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) SOA
2 2 (66.67%) MVC
3 1 (33.33%) MVVM
Programming Languages
1 3 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 3 (100.00%) SQL
2 2 (66.67%) T-SQL
2 2 (66.67%) C#
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) Microsoft