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 salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited LINQ over the 3 months to 24 September 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
24 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Language Integrated Query (LINQ)
Rank 177 133 80
Rank change year-on-year
-44 -53
Permanent jobs citing LINQ 72 140 244
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 1.15% 2.07% 3.30%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 2.72% 5.22% 7.67%
Number of salaries quoted 67 129 205
Median salary £45,000 £40,000 £39,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+12.50% +1.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £33,400 £32,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £45,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -
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
2651 2682 3182
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 42.39% 39.69% 43.06%
Number of salaries quoted 2284 2320 2715
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +3.89%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £30,000 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £50,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

LINQ
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

The demand trend of job ads across the North West 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 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 24 September 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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing LINQ within the North West region over the 3 months to 24 September 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
Manchester -66 42 £45,000 +5.88% 10
Cheshire +28 19 £37,500 -1.31% 2
Lancashire +14 7 £35,000 - 1
Merseyside -17 2 £32,500 -10.95% 1
Cumbria - 2 £27,500 -
LINQ
England

LINQ
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 24 September 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 North West region with a requirement for LINQ.

1 162 (100.00%) C#
2 161 (99.38%) .NET
3 132 (81.48%) ASP.NET
4 127 (78.40%) HTML
5 126 (77.78%) CSS
6 115 (70.99%) SQL Server
7 109 (67.28%) jQuery
8 106 (65.43%) Agile Software Development
9 94 (58.02%) MVC
10 93 (57.41%) SQL
11 91 (56.17%) JavaScript
12 87 (53.70%) Web Services
13 80 (49.38%) Scrum
14 77 (47.53%) WCF
15 62 (38.27%) .NET Framework
16 61 (37.65%) XML
17 57 (35.19%) Entity Framework
18 52 (32.10%) WPF
18 52 (32.10%) T-SQL
19 51 (31.48%) HTML5
20 50 (30.86%) TDD
21 49 (30.25%) Web Development
21 49 (30.25%) CSS3
22 48 (29.63%) ASP.NET MVC
23 45 (27.78%) OO
24 44 (27.16%) SQL Server Reporting Services
25 43 (26.54%) NUnit
25 43 (26.54%) Continuous Integration
26 42 (25.93%) Finance
26 42 (25.93%) UML

LINQ
Top Related IT Skills in the North West 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 15 (9.26%) IIS
2 6 (3.70%) BizTalk Server
3 4 (2.47%) SharePoint
4 2 (1.23%) CMS
Applications
1 19 (11.73%) Fireworks
1 19 (11.73%) Photoshop
2 3 (1.85%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (1.85%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 23 (14.20%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (1.85%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 11 (6.79%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 115 (70.99%) SQL Server
2 44 (27.16%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 12 (7.41%) Data Warehouse
4 9 (5.56%) Microsoft Analysis Services
4 9 (5.56%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 5 (3.09%) SQL Server 2014
6 4 (2.47%) Big Data
7 3 (1.85%) Couchbase
8 2 (1.23%) SQL Server 2012
9 1 (0.62%) MySQL
9 1 (0.62%) Relational Database
9 1 (0.62%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 43 (26.54%) NUnit
2 41 (25.31%) MSTest
3 37 (22.84%) Subversion
4 27 (16.67%) Visual Studio
5 25 (15.43%) Team Foundation Server
6 18 (11.11%) Selenium
7 14 (8.64%) SpecFlow
8 11 (6.79%) Git (software)
9 9 (5.56%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 4 (2.47%) JIRA
11 2 (1.23%) Cucumber
11 2 (1.23%) Karma Test Runner
11 2 (1.23%) Moq
11 2 (1.23%) ReSharper
11 2 (1.23%) Rhino Mocks
11 2 (1.23%) SonarQube
11 2 (1.23%) TeamCity
12 1 (0.62%) CruiseControl
General
1 42 (25.93%) Finance
2 10 (6.17%) Retail
3 6 (3.70%) Advertising
4 4 (2.47%) Marketing
5 3 (1.85%) Back Office
5 3 (1.85%) Electronics
5 3 (1.85%) Law
5 3 (1.85%) Legal
5 3 (1.85%) Manufacturing
5 3 (1.85%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.62%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 125 (77.16%) Developer
2 93 (57.41%) .NET Developer
2 93 (57.41%) C# Developer
3 78 (48.15%) C# .NET Developer
4 47 (29.01%) ASP.NET Developer
4 47 (29.01%) C# ASP.NET Developer
5 32 (19.75%) Web Developer
6 31 (19.14%) Software Engineer
7 29 (17.90%) Software Developer
8 28 (17.28%) .NET Web Developer
8 28 (17.28%) C# Web Developer
9 26 (16.05%) .NET Software Engineer
9 26 (16.05%) C# Software Developer
9 26 (16.05%) C# Software Engineer
10 25 (15.43%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
11 21 (12.96%) .NET Software Developer
12 20 (12.35%) SQL Developer
13 17 (10.49%) Agile C# Developer
13 17 (10.49%) Agile Developer
14 14 (8.64%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 161 (99.38%) .NET
2 132 (81.48%) ASP.NET
3 127 (78.40%) HTML
4 126 (77.78%) CSS
5 109 (67.28%) jQuery
6 87 (53.70%) Web Services
7 77 (47.53%) WCF
8 62 (38.27%) .NET Framework
9 61 (37.65%) XML
10 57 (35.19%) Entity Framework
11 52 (32.10%) WPF
12 51 (31.48%) HTML5
13 49 (30.25%) CSS3
14 48 (29.63%) ASP.NET MVC
15 40 (24.69%) RESTful
15 40 (24.69%) WF
16 39 (24.07%) ASP.NET Web API
17 35 (21.60%) Silverlight
18 34 (20.99%) SOAP
19 32 (19.75%) ASP.NET 2.0
Miscellaneous
1 14 (8.64%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (5.56%) Computer Science
3 6 (3.70%) iPad
3 6 (3.70%) User Experience
4 3 (1.85%) Mobile App
4 3 (1.85%) NHS
5 2 (1.23%) N-Tier
6 1 (0.62%) Blog
Operating Systems
1 23 (14.20%) Windows
2 1 (0.62%) Android
2 1 (0.62%) Apple iOS
2 1 (0.62%) Windows Phone
2 1 (0.62%) Windows Phone 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 106 (65.43%) Agile Software Development
2 94 (58.02%) MVC
3 80 (49.38%) Scrum
4 50 (30.86%) TDD
5 49 (30.25%) Web Development
6 45 (27.78%) OO
7 43 (26.54%) Continuous Integration
8 42 (25.93%) UML
9 35 (21.60%) Software Engineering
10 32 (19.75%) MVVM
11 27 (16.67%) Unit Testing
12 26 (16.05%) DSDM
12 26 (16.05%) RUP
12 26 (16.05%) Service Delivery
12 26 (16.05%) Use Case
13 16 (9.88%) Kanban
14 15 (9.26%) Mobile Development
15 14 (8.64%) Continuous Delivery
16 13 (8.02%) SOLID
16 13 (8.02%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 162 (100.00%) C#
2 93 (57.41%) SQL
3 91 (56.17%) JavaScript
4 52 (32.10%) T-SQL
5 31 (19.14%) C++
5 31 (19.14%) Java
6 28 (17.28%) PL/SQL
7 9 (5.56%) VB.NET
8 8 (4.94%) VBA
9 2 (1.23%) XPath
10 1 (0.62%) PHP
10 1 (0.62%) VB
Qualifications
1 13 (8.02%) Degree
2 1 (0.62%) ISEB
2 1 (0.62%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.23%) QA
Vendors
1 16 (9.88%) Microsoft
2 3 (1.85%) Google
2 3 (1.85%) SAP
2 3 (1.85%) Tableau
3 2 (1.23%) Ektron
4 1 (0.62%) Atlassian
4 1 (0.62%) DevExpress
4 1 (0.62%) Telerik
4 1 (0.62%) Xamarin
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