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 13 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Language Integrated Query (LINQ)
Rank 117 152 130
Rank change year-on-year
+35 -22
Permanent jobs citing LINQ 120 118 138
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 2.17% 1.71% 2.07%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 5.86% 4.23% 4.18%
Number of salaries quoted 116 109 137
Average salary £45,000 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+12.50% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £33,500 £29,800 £29,900
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £45,000 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £44,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+10.00% +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
2049 2790 3301
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 37.03% 40.32% 49.60%
Number of salaries quoted 1781 2456 2929
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £25,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £52,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+5.00% +3.89%

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 13 February 2016.

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 13 February 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
(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 +46 95 £45,000 +12.50% 8
Cheshire +5 21 £37,500 - 4
Merseyside - 2 £34,000 - 1
LINQ
England

LINQ
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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.

1 259 (99.62%) C#
2 250 (96.15%) .NET
3 195 (75.00%) ASP.NET
4 179 (68.85%) CSS
4 179 (68.85%) SQL Server
5 178 (68.46%) HTML
6 165 (63.46%) jQuery
7 164 (63.08%) MVC
8 159 (61.15%) SQL
9 144 (55.38%) Agile Software Development
10 141 (54.23%) JavaScript
11 124 (47.69%) Web Services
12 118 (45.38%) TDD
13 94 (36.15%) WCF
14 90 (34.62%) T-SQL
15 86 (33.08%) .NET Framework
16 84 (32.31%) Scrum
17 83 (31.92%) Ajax
17 83 (31.92%) OO
18 79 (30.38%) Entity Framework
19 75 (28.85%) NUnit
20 68 (26.15%) WPF
21 67 (25.77%) ASP.NET MVC
22 63 (24.23%) XML
23 60 (23.08%) SOAP
23 60 (23.08%) ASP.NET Web Forms
24 59 (22.69%) Windows
25 55 (21.15%) Continuous Integration
26 53 (20.38%) CSS3
27 52 (20.00%) OOP

LINQ
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 16 (6.15%) Umbraco
2 15 (5.77%) IIS
3 4 (1.54%) CMS
4 1 (0.38%) Node.js
4 1 (0.38%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 14 (5.38%) MS Excel
2 11 (4.23%) Fireworks
2 11 (4.23%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 7 (2.69%) Visualfiles
2 1 (0.38%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 18 (6.92%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (2.31%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.38%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (3.08%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 179 (68.85%) SQL Server
2 50 (19.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 32 (12.31%) SQL Server 2008
4 16 (6.15%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 11 (4.23%) Relational Database
5 11 (4.23%) SQL Server 2014
6 10 (3.85%) Crystal Reports
6 10 (3.85%) MySQL
7 6 (2.31%) SQL Server 2005
8 5 (1.92%) PostgreSQL
8 5 (1.92%) SQL Server 2012
8 5 (1.92%) SQLite
9 3 (1.15%) RDBMS
10 1 (0.38%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 75 (28.85%) NUnit
2 49 (18.85%) Visual Studio
3 40 (15.38%) Team Foundation Server
4 37 (14.23%) Subversion
5 34 (13.08%) MSTest
6 26 (10.00%) Git (software)
7 15 (5.77%) Selenium
8 14 (5.38%) Moq
9 9 (3.46%) SpecFlow
10 6 (2.31%) Cucumber
10 6 (2.31%) Rhino Mocks
11 5 (1.92%) FxCop
11 5 (1.92%) Gerrit
11 5 (1.92%) Jenkins
11 5 (1.92%) StyleCop
11 5 (1.92%) TeamCity
11 5 (1.92%) WiX
12 4 (1.54%) Mercurial
13 2 (0.77%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
13 2 (0.77%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 45 (17.31%) Finance
2 23 (8.85%) Marketing
3 10 (3.85%) Retail
4 6 (2.31%) Advertising
5 2 (0.77%) Back Office
5 2 (0.77%) Law
6 1 (0.38%) Automotive
6 1 (0.38%) Legal
6 1 (0.38%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.38%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 219 (84.23%) Developer
2 165 (63.46%) .NET Developer
3 150 (57.69%) C# Developer
4 112 (43.08%) C# .NET Developer
5 108 (41.54%) ASP.NET Developer
6 72 (27.69%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 66 (25.38%) SQL Developer
8 63 (24.23%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
9 60 (23.08%) Web Developer
10 51 (19.62%) JavaScript Developer
11 50 (19.23%) C# Software Developer
12 48 (18.46%) HTML Developer
13 46 (17.69%) Software Developer
14 44 (16.92%) .NET Web Developer
14 44 (16.92%) C# Web Developer
15 37 (14.23%) Senior Developer
16 32 (12.31%) C# Software Engineer
16 32 (12.31%) Software Engineer
17 25 (9.62%) .NET Software Developer
17 25 (9.62%) .NET Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 250 (96.15%) .NET
2 195 (75.00%) ASP.NET
3 179 (68.85%) CSS
4 178 (68.46%) HTML
5 165 (63.46%) jQuery
6 124 (47.69%) Web Services
7 94 (36.15%) WCF
8 86 (33.08%) .NET Framework
9 83 (31.92%) Ajax
10 79 (30.38%) Entity Framework
11 68 (26.15%) WPF
12 67 (25.77%) ASP.NET MVC
13 63 (24.23%) XML
14 60 (23.08%) ASP.NET Web Forms
14 60 (23.08%) SOAP
15 53 (20.38%) CSS3
16 50 (19.23%) HTML5
17 47 (18.08%) WF
18 38 (14.62%) REST
19 33 (12.69%) ASP.NET 2.0
Miscellaneous
1 17 (6.54%) Computer Science
2 16 (6.15%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (3.46%) Enterprise Software
3 9 (3.46%) Mathematics
3 9 (3.46%) N-Tier
3 9 (3.46%) Physics
4 5 (1.92%) Health Informatics
4 5 (1.92%) Informatics
5 2 (0.77%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 59 (22.69%) Windows
2 10 (3.85%) Windows Server 2012
3 6 (2.31%) Linux
4 1 (0.38%) Windows 8
4 1 (0.38%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 164 (63.08%) MVC
2 144 (55.38%) Agile Software Development
3 118 (45.38%) TDD
4 84 (32.31%) Scrum
5 83 (31.92%) OO
6 55 (21.15%) Continuous Integration
7 52 (20.00%) OOP
8 50 (19.23%) Software Engineering
9 38 (14.62%) UML
10 33 (12.69%) BDD
11 31 (11.92%) Kanban
12 30 (11.54%) MVVM
12 30 (11.54%) Workflow
13 28 (10.77%) SOA
14 27 (10.38%) Web Development
15 25 (9.62%) DSDM
15 25 (9.62%) RUP
15 25 (9.62%) Service Delivery
15 25 (9.62%) Use Case
16 23 (8.85%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 259 (99.62%) C#
2 159 (61.15%) SQL
3 141 (54.23%) JavaScript
4 90 (34.62%) T-SQL
5 31 (11.92%) C++
5 31 (11.92%) Java
6 25 (9.62%) PL/SQL
7 17 (6.54%) VBA
8 7 (2.69%) VB
9 6 (2.31%) C
9 6 (2.31%) Scala
10 5 (1.92%) Ruby
10 5 (1.92%) Shell Script
10 5 (1.92%) VB.NET
11 1 (0.38%) PHP
11 1 (0.38%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 22 (8.46%) Degree
2 5 (1.92%) Security Cleared
3 1 (0.38%) MCSD
3 1 (0.38%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 5 (1.92%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (1.92%) Wonderware InTouch
Vendors
1 49 (18.85%) Microsoft
2 5 (1.92%) VMware
2 5 (1.92%) Wonderware
3 2 (0.77%) Google
3 2 (0.77%) Telerik
4 1 (0.38%) Sitecore
4 1 (0.38%) Twitter
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