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 28 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Language Integrated Query (LINQ)
Rank 125 116 90
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -26
Permanent jobs citing LINQ 129 159 220
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 1.98% 2.26% 3.01%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 4.88% 4.83% 6.06%
Number of salaries quoted 122 152 210
Average salary £40,000 £36,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.11% +2.85%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £44,500 £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £36,000
% change year-on-year
- +11.11%
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
2642 3290 3631
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 40.56% 46.76% 49.61%
Number of salaries quoted 2231 2810 3244
Average salary £40,000 £36,500 £34,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+9.58% +7.35%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £26,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £45,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%

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 28 April 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 28 April 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 -4 102 £42,500 +18.05% 12
Cheshire +5 23 £40,000 +5.26% 3
Lancashire -7 4 £27,500 -9.83% 1
LINQ
England

LINQ
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 28 April 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.

1 240 (97.56%) C#
2 231 (93.90%) .NET
3 183 (74.39%) ASP.NET
4 170 (69.11%) SQL Server
5 149 (60.57%) MVC
6 131 (53.25%) Agile Software Development
7 120 (48.78%) WCF
8 117 (47.56%) CSS
9 115 (46.75%) HTML
10 96 (39.02%) Web Services
11 95 (38.62%) TDD
12 93 (37.80%) jQuery
13 88 (35.77%) SQL
14 85 (34.55%) ASP.NET MVC
15 83 (33.74%) Microsoft
16 81 (32.93%) JavaScript
17 74 (30.08%) .NET Framework
18 70 (28.46%) Scrum
19 66 (26.83%) Windows
20 65 (26.42%) XML
21 60 (24.39%) WPF
22 59 (23.98%) NUnit
22 59 (23.98%) OO
23 54 (21.95%) Entity Framework
24 50 (20.33%) Ajax
24 50 (20.33%) Team Foundation Server
25 48 (19.51%) HTML5
25 48 (19.51%) Web Application Development
26 47 (19.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
27 45 (18.29%) VB.NET

LINQ
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 28 April 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 30 (12.20%) IIS
2 14 (5.69%) CMS
3 11 (4.47%) SharePoint
4 6 (2.44%) Umbraco
5 3 (1.22%) WordPress
6 2 (0.81%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 16 (6.50%) MS Excel
2 4 (1.63%) MS Office
3 2 (0.81%) Photoshop
3 2 (0.81%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 1 (0.41%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 37 (15.04%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (0.81%) Google Analytics
3 1 (0.41%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (0.41%) Amazon S3
3 1 (0.41%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.41%) SaaS
3 1 (0.41%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 17 (6.91%) Internet
2 12 (4.88%) Intranet
3 3 (1.22%) ATM
4 2 (0.81%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 170 (69.11%) SQL Server
2 47 (19.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 27 (10.98%) SQL Server 2008
4 19 (7.72%) MySQL
5 8 (3.25%) SQL Server 2005
6 5 (2.03%) SQL Server 2012
7 3 (1.22%) Relational Database
8 2 (0.81%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 1 (0.41%) SQLite
9 1 (0.41%) MongoDB
9 1 (0.41%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 59 (23.98%) NUnit
2 50 (20.33%) Team Foundation Server
3 43 (17.48%) Subversion
4 36 (14.63%) Visual Studio
5 28 (11.38%) Git (software)
6 27 (10.98%) Rhino Mocks
7 20 (8.13%) Selenium
8 16 (6.50%) Cucumber
9 14 (5.69%) Moq
10 12 (4.88%) MSTest
11 11 (4.47%) JIRA
12 7 (2.85%) Dreamweaver
13 5 (2.03%) SpecFlow
14 3 (1.22%) MSBuild
14 3 (1.22%) Grunt
14 3 (1.22%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
15 1 (0.41%) Jenkins
15 1 (0.41%) Gerrit
15 1 (0.41%) WiX
15 1 (0.41%) FxCop
General
1 35 (14.23%) Finance
2 17 (6.91%) Advertising
3 7 (2.85%) Games
4 4 (1.63%) Manufacturing
4 4 (1.63%) Marketing
5 3 (1.22%) Automotive
6 2 (0.81%) Law
6 2 (0.81%) Retail
6 2 (0.81%) Multimedia
7 1 (0.41%) Banking
7 1 (0.41%) Electronics
7 1 (0.41%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 221 (89.84%) Developer
2 126 (51.22%) .NET Developer
3 109 (44.31%) C# Developer
4 68 (27.64%) C# .NET Developer
5 60 (24.39%) Web Developer
6 52 (21.14%) ASP.NET Developer
6 52 (21.14%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 48 (19.51%) Software Developer
8 39 (15.85%) .NET Web Developer
9 36 (14.63%) C# Web Developer
10 26 (10.57%) Senior Developer
11 23 (9.35%) C# Software Developer
12 16 (6.50%) Agile C# Developer
13 13 (5.28%) Senior .NET Developer
14 11 (4.47%) Senior C# Developer
15 10 (4.07%) Software Engineer
16 8 (3.25%) Senior Software Developer
16 8 (3.25%) .NET Software Developer
17 7 (2.85%) Junior
17 7 (2.85%) Senior Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 231 (93.90%) .NET
2 183 (74.39%) ASP.NET
3 120 (48.78%) WCF
4 117 (47.56%) CSS
5 115 (46.75%) HTML
6 96 (39.02%) Web Services
7 93 (37.80%) jQuery
8 85 (34.55%) ASP.NET MVC
9 74 (30.08%) .NET Framework
10 65 (26.42%) XML
11 60 (24.39%) WPF
12 54 (21.95%) Entity Framework
13 50 (20.33%) Ajax
14 48 (19.51%) HTML5
15 37 (15.04%) SOAP
16 33 (13.41%) CSS3
17 30 (12.20%) ASP.NET Web Forms
18 28 (11.38%) REST
18 28 (11.38%) ASP.NET 2.0
19 27 (10.98%) NHibernate
Miscellaneous
1 42 (17.07%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (4.47%) Enterprise Software
3 10 (4.07%) Mobile App
4 9 (3.66%) Inversion of Control
4 9 (3.66%) W3C
5 8 (3.25%) Computer Science
6 7 (2.85%) Tandem
7 3 (1.22%) Management Information System
8 2 (0.81%) SCORM
8 2 (0.81%) Mathematics
8 2 (0.81%) Physics
9 1 (0.41%) N-Tier
9 1 (0.41%) DTV
9 1 (0.41%) Social Media
9 1 (0.41%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 66 (26.83%) Windows
2 16 (6.50%) Android
3 6 (2.44%) Apple iOS
4 5 (2.03%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (0.41%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 149 (60.57%) MVC
2 131 (53.25%) Agile Software Development
3 95 (38.62%) TDD
4 70 (28.46%) Scrum
5 59 (23.98%) OO
6 48 (19.51%) Web Application Development
7 36 (14.63%) MVVM
8 32 (13.01%) UML
8 32 (13.01%) Unit Testing
9 31 (12.60%) Continuous Integration
9 31 (12.60%) Kanban
10 30 (12.20%) BDD
11 25 (10.16%) Software Engineering
12 18 (7.32%) Web Development
13 17 (6.91%) SOA
14 16 (6.50%) OOP
14 16 (6.50%) Scrum-ban
15 14 (5.69%) Coaching
16 13 (5.28%) E-Commerce
17 11 (4.47%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 240 (97.56%) C#
2 88 (35.77%) SQL
3 81 (32.93%) JavaScript
4 45 (18.29%) VB.NET
5 28 (11.38%) T-SQL
6 20 (8.13%) VBA
7 18 (7.32%) Java
8 14 (5.69%) VB
9 13 (5.28%) C++
10 11 (4.47%) PHP
11 9 (3.66%) C
12 5 (2.03%) PL/SQL
13 3 (1.22%) Ruby
14 2 (0.81%) ActionScript 2.0
14 2 (0.81%) Embedded C
14 2 (0.81%) Embedded C++
14 2 (0.81%) ActionScript
14 2 (0.81%) XAML
15 1 (0.41%) Python
15 1 (0.41%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 22 (8.94%) Degree
2 2 (0.81%) MCP
3 1 (0.41%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (2.44%) SLA
2 5 (2.03%) WCAG
3 2 (0.81%) QA
System Software
1 1 (0.41%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 83 (33.74%) Microsoft
2 16 (6.50%) Salesforce.com
3 6 (2.44%) Telerik
4 5 (2.03%) Google
4 5 (2.03%) Wonderware
4 5 (2.03%) Adobe
4 5 (2.03%) Sitecore
5 4 (1.63%) Zend
6 3 (1.22%) Ektron
7 1 (0.41%) SAP
7 1 (0.41%) Infragistics
7 1 (0.41%) VMware
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