The table below looks at the statistics for LINQ skills in IT jobs advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited LINQ over the 3 months to 26 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
26 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Language Integrated Query (LINQ)
Rank 137 114 92
Rank change year-on-year
-23 -22
Permanent jobs citing LINQ 116 142 228
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 1.68% 2.15% 2.88%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 4.08% 4.35% 5.45%
Number of salaries quoted 107 142 214
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £33,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +13.63%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £28,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £41,600 £45,000 £39,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
LINQ
England

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 North West region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
North West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
2844 3262 4185
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 41.26% 49.42% 52.83%
Number of salaries quoted 2525 2921 3780
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £27,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,000 £44,000 £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 the North West

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

LINQ Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

LINQ
Salary Trend in the North West

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

LINQ Salary Trend in the North West

LINQ
Salary Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing LINQ across the North West region over the 3 months to 26 January 2015.

LINQ Salary Histogram in the North West

LINQ
Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing LINQ within the North West region over the 3 months to 26 January 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
Manchester -29 61 £40,000 +6.66% 19
Cheshire +21 49 £37,500 - 6
Lancashire -15 6 £27,500 -15.38% 5
LINQ
England

LINQ
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 26 January 2015, IT jobs across the North West 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.

1 323 (98.18%) C#
2 312 (94.83%) .NET
3 248 (75.38%) ASP.NET
4 217 (65.96%) MVC
5 197 (59.88%) HTML
6 188 (57.14%) CSS
7 183 (55.62%) SQL Server
8 180 (54.71%) Agile Software Development
9 163 (49.54%) WCF
10 149 (45.29%) JavaScript
11 145 (44.07%) jQuery
12 144 (43.77%) SQL
13 125 (37.99%) Web Services
14 118 (35.87%) .NET Framework
15 100 (30.40%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
16 98 (29.79%) OO
17 87 (26.44%) Windows
18 81 (24.62%) Microsoft
19 78 (23.71%) VB.NET
19 78 (23.71%) TDD
19 78 (23.71%) ASP.NET MVC
20 76 (23.10%) ASP.NET Web Forms
21 70 (21.28%) Scrum
22 67 (20.36%) Finance
23 62 (18.84%) WPF
24 54 (16.41%) Visual Studio
25 53 (16.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
26 51 (15.50%) XML
26 51 (15.50%) T-SQL
27 50 (15.20%) Ajax

LINQ
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 26 January 2015, IT jobs across the North West 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 46 (13.98%) IIS
2 36 (10.94%) Umbraco
3 33 (10.03%) CMS
4 14 (4.26%) WordPress
5 13 (3.95%) Sitecore CMS
5 13 (3.95%) SharePoint
6 9 (2.74%) JBoss
7 8 (2.43%) NServiceBus
8 7 (2.13%) Node.js
9 5 (1.52%) Drupal
Applications
1 17 (5.17%) MS Excel
2 2 (0.61%) Fireworks
2 2 (0.61%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 2 (0.61%) Google Analytics
Cloud Services
1 46 (13.98%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.30%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.30%) SaaS
2 1 (0.30%) Amazon SQS
2 1 (0.30%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (0.30%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 17 (5.17%) Wireless
2 16 (4.86%) Internet
3 13 (3.95%) Intranet
4 2 (0.61%) HTTP
5 1 (0.30%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 183 (55.62%) SQL Server
2 53 (16.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 45 (13.68%) MySQL
4 33 (10.03%) SQL Server 2008
5 29 (8.81%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 23 (6.99%) SQL Server 2012
7 18 (5.47%) SQL Server 2005
8 10 (3.04%) DTS
9 7 (2.13%) MongoDB
10 5 (1.52%) Relational Database
11 3 (0.91%) PostgreSQL
12 2 (0.61%) RavenDB
13 1 (0.30%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 54 (16.41%) Visual Studio
2 50 (15.20%) Team Foundation Server
3 41 (12.46%) NUnit
3 41 (12.46%) Subversion
4 34 (10.33%) Git (software)
5 18 (5.47%) Moq
6 11 (3.34%) Rhino Mocks
6 11 (3.34%) MSBuild
6 11 (3.34%) Grunt
7 10 (3.04%) JIRA
8 7 (2.13%) Selenium
9 6 (1.82%) MSTest
10 5 (1.52%) Cucumber
11 2 (0.61%) SpecFlow
12 1 (0.30%) Jenkins
12 1 (0.30%) Gerrit
12 1 (0.30%) WiX
12 1 (0.30%) FxCop
12 1 (0.30%) StyleCop
12 1 (0.30%) ReSharper
General
1 67 (20.36%) Finance
2 20 (6.08%) Retail
3 17 (5.17%) Financial Institution
4 16 (4.86%) Marketing
5 7 (2.13%) Telecoms
5 7 (2.13%) Games
6 6 (1.82%) Advertising
7 5 (1.52%) Banking
8 4 (1.22%) Multimedia
9 2 (0.61%) Law
10 1 (0.30%) Billing
Job Titles
1 311 (94.53%) Developer
2 172 (52.28%) .NET Developer
3 143 (43.47%) C# Developer
4 94 (28.57%) Web Developer
5 92 (27.96%) C# .NET Developer
6 90 (27.36%) ASP.NET Developer
7 64 (19.45%) Senior Developer
8 63 (19.15%) .NET Web Developer
9 61 (18.54%) C# ASP.NET Developer
10 35 (10.64%) Software Developer
11 33 (10.03%) Senior C# Developer
12 28 (8.51%) C# Web Developer
13 26 (7.90%) C# Software Developer
14 17 (5.17%) Senior .NET Developer
15 14 (4.26%) .NET Software Developer
16 12 (3.65%) VB.NET Developer
16 12 (3.65%) Senior Web Developer
17 11 (3.34%) Agile C# Developer
18 10 (3.04%) VB.NET/ASP.NET Developer
18 10 (3.04%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 312 (94.83%) .NET
2 248 (75.38%) ASP.NET
3 197 (59.88%) HTML
4 188 (57.14%) CSS
5 163 (49.54%) WCF
6 145 (44.07%) jQuery
7 125 (37.99%) Web Services
8 118 (35.87%) .NET Framework
9 100 (30.40%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
10 78 (23.71%) ASP.NET MVC
11 76 (23.10%) ASP.NET Web Forms
12 62 (18.84%) WPF
13 51 (15.50%) XML
14 50 (15.20%) Ajax
15 48 (14.59%) SOAP
16 46 (13.98%) HTML5
17 39 (11.85%) XHTML
18 31 (9.42%) CSS3
19 29 (8.81%) WinForms
20 26 (7.90%) ASP.NET 2.0
Miscellaneous
1 28 (8.51%) Analytical Skills
2 18 (5.47%) Computer Science
3 13 (3.95%) W3C
3 13 (3.95%) Mathematics
3 13 (3.95%) Physics
4 8 (2.43%) Social Media
4 8 (2.43%) Enterprise Software
4 8 (2.43%) User Experience
5 5 (1.52%) SCORM
6 3 (0.91%) Mobile App
7 2 (0.61%) N-Tier
7 2 (0.61%) Replication
7 2 (0.61%) Social Network
8 1 (0.30%) Semantic Web
8 1 (0.30%) Inversion of Control
8 1 (0.30%) Tandem
8 1 (0.30%) Linked Data
Operating Systems
1 87 (26.44%) Windows
2 12 (3.65%) Apple iOS
3 10 (3.04%) Android
4 2 (0.61%) Windows Phone 8
4 2 (0.61%) Windows Phone
5 1 (0.30%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 217 (65.96%) MVC
2 180 (54.71%) Agile Software Development
3 98 (29.79%) OO
4 78 (23.71%) TDD
5 70 (21.28%) Scrum
6 40 (12.16%) OOP
7 38 (11.55%) MVVM
7 38 (11.55%) Web Application Development
8 36 (10.94%) Web Development
9 33 (10.03%) Unit Testing
10 31 (9.42%) Software Engineering
11 30 (9.12%) E-Commerce
12 27 (8.21%) Continuous Integration
13 25 (7.60%) Coaching
14 23 (6.99%) SOA
15 21 (6.38%) UML
16 17 (5.17%) Risk Management
16 17 (5.17%) Customer Engagement
17 15 (4.56%) Dependency Injection
18 14 (4.26%) OOD
Programming Languages
1 323 (98.18%) C#
2 149 (45.29%) JavaScript
3 144 (43.77%) SQL
4 78 (23.71%) VB.NET
5 51 (15.50%) T-SQL
6 23 (6.99%) VB
7 14 (4.26%) PHP
8 12 (3.65%) Java
9 9 (2.74%) VBA
9 9 (2.74%) XPath
10 8 (2.43%) Ruby
11 6 (1.82%) C++
12 4 (1.22%) XAML
13 3 (0.91%) PL/SQL
14 1 (0.30%) C
14 1 (0.30%) SPARQL
14 1 (0.30%) R
14 1 (0.30%) Python
14 1 (0.30%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 34 (10.33%) Degree
2 3 (0.91%) MCP
3 1 (0.30%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (5.17%) SLA
2 7 (2.13%) WCAG
3 3 (0.91%) QA
System Software
1 1 (0.30%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 81 (24.62%) Microsoft
2 22 (6.69%) Sitecore
3 10 (3.04%) Google
4 9 (2.74%) Wonderware
4 9 (2.74%) Salesforce.com
5 8 (2.43%) Telerik
6 5 (1.52%) Zend
7 1 (0.30%) Infragistics
7 1 (0.30%) VMware
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