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 7 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
7 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Language Integrated Query (LINQ)
Rank 122 87 90
Rank change year-on-year
-35 +3
Permanent jobs citing LINQ 125 200 199
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 1.95% 2.87% 2.66%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 4.78% 6.55% 5.52%
Number of salaries quoted 119 168 189
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £36,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% +4.16%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £30,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £47,900 £57,000 £42,600
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £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
2616 3055 3607
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 40.82% 43.82% 48.29%
Number of salaries quoted 2201 2560 3221
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £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 7 July 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 7 July 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 -23 88 £41,750 +11.33% 12
Cheshire -10 31 £40,000 +6.66% 7
Lancashire -26 4 £35,000 +14.75% 1
Merseyside +7 2 £35,000 -4.10% 1
LINQ
England

LINQ
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 7 July 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.

1 260 (97.74%) .NET
2 257 (96.62%) C#
3 204 (76.69%) SQL Server
4 196 (73.68%) ASP.NET
5 154 (57.89%) MVC
6 151 (56.77%) Agile Software Development
7 139 (52.26%) HTML
8 137 (51.50%) CSS
8 137 (51.50%) WCF
9 131 (49.25%) Web Services
10 122 (45.86%) TDD
11 109 (40.98%) jQuery
12 108 (40.60%) SQL
13 98 (36.84%) JavaScript
14 97 (36.47%) ASP.NET MVC
15 88 (33.08%) .NET Framework
16 86 (32.33%) Windows
17 84 (31.58%) NUnit
18 83 (31.20%) XML
18 83 (31.20%) Microsoft
19 75 (28.20%) Scrum
20 71 (26.69%) WPF
20 71 (26.69%) Entity Framework
21 70 (26.32%) OO
22 64 (24.06%) Finance
23 63 (23.68%) HTML5
24 61 (22.93%) Team Foundation Server
25 57 (21.43%) T-SQL
26 56 (21.05%) UML
27 55 (20.68%) Continuous Integration

LINQ
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 7 July 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 22 (8.27%) IIS
2 14 (5.26%) CMS
3 7 (2.63%) SharePoint
Applications
1 23 (8.65%) MS Excel
2 11 (4.14%) Fireworks
2 11 (4.14%) Photoshop
3 4 (1.50%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.38%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 43 (16.17%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.38%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.38%) Amazon SQS
2 1 (0.38%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (0.38%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 22 (8.27%) Internet
2 14 (5.26%) Intranet
3 3 (1.13%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 204 (76.69%) SQL Server
2 45 (16.92%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 33 (12.41%) SQL Server 2008
4 8 (3.01%) SQL Server 2005
5 7 (2.63%) MySQL
6 4 (1.50%) SQL Server 2012
7 3 (1.13%) Relational Database
8 1 (0.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 1 (0.38%) SQLite
8 1 (0.38%) MongoDB
8 1 (0.38%) Data Mining
8 1 (0.38%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 84 (31.58%) NUnit
2 61 (22.93%) Team Foundation Server
3 50 (18.80%) Subversion
4 38 (14.29%) Git (software)
5 35 (13.16%) Visual Studio
6 30 (11.28%) Rhino Mocks
7 25 (9.40%) Selenium
8 20 (7.52%) Cucumber
8 20 (7.52%) MSTest
9 13 (4.89%) Moq
10 7 (2.63%) Dreamweaver
11 6 (2.26%) SpecFlow
12 5 (1.88%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
13 4 (1.50%) JIRA
14 2 (0.75%) VSS/SourceSafe
14 2 (0.75%) Jenkins
14 2 (0.75%) Servoy
15 1 (0.38%) Gerrit
15 1 (0.38%) WiX
15 1 (0.38%) FxCop
General
1 64 (24.06%) Finance
2 21 (7.89%) Advertising
3 6 (2.26%) Games
4 4 (1.50%) Manufacturing
5 3 (1.13%) Automotive
6 2 (0.75%) Banking
6 2 (0.75%) Retail
7 1 (0.38%) Marketing
7 1 (0.38%) Aerospace
7 1 (0.38%) Electronics
7 1 (0.38%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 233 (87.59%) Developer
2 137 (51.50%) .NET Developer
3 129 (48.50%) C# Developer
4 88 (33.08%) C# .NET Developer
5 71 (26.69%) ASP.NET Developer
6 70 (26.32%) Web Developer
7 69 (25.94%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 57 (21.43%) Software Developer
9 49 (18.42%) .NET Web Developer
10 48 (18.05%) C# Web Developer
11 37 (13.91%) Agile C# Developer
12 33 (12.41%) C# Software Developer
13 28 (10.53%) Senior Developer
14 16 (6.02%) Software Engineer
14 16 (6.02%) Senior .NET Developer
15 11 (4.14%) Senior C# Developer
15 11 (4.14%) C# Software Engineer
16 8 (3.01%) .NET Software Engineer
17 7 (2.63%) Agile .NET Developer
17 7 (2.63%) .NET Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 260 (97.74%) .NET
2 196 (73.68%) ASP.NET
3 139 (52.26%) HTML
4 137 (51.50%) CSS
4 137 (51.50%) WCF
5 131 (49.25%) Web Services
6 109 (40.98%) jQuery
7 97 (36.47%) ASP.NET MVC
8 88 (33.08%) .NET Framework
9 83 (31.20%) XML
10 71 (26.69%) WPF
10 71 (26.69%) Entity Framework
11 63 (23.68%) HTML5
12 52 (19.55%) SOAP
13 51 (19.17%) Ajax
14 50 (18.80%) REST
15 41 (15.41%) CSS3
16 36 (13.53%) MSMQ
17 35 (13.16%) ASP.NET 2.0
18 33 (12.41%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 48 (18.05%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (4.89%) Enterprise Software
3 11 (4.14%) Inversion of Control
4 10 (3.76%) Mobile App
5 9 (3.38%) Tandem
5 9 (3.38%) Computer Science
6 7 (2.63%) W3C
7 3 (1.13%) Management Information System
8 2 (0.75%) Mathematics
8 2 (0.75%) Physics
9 1 (0.38%) N-Tier
9 1 (0.38%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 86 (32.33%) Windows
2 16 (6.02%) Windows Server 2012
3 12 (4.51%) Android
4 2 (0.75%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.38%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 154 (57.89%) MVC
2 151 (56.77%) Agile Software Development
3 122 (45.86%) TDD
4 75 (28.20%) Scrum
5 70 (26.32%) OO
6 56 (21.05%) UML
7 55 (20.68%) Continuous Integration
8 47 (17.67%) Web Application Development
9 42 (15.79%) Unit Testing
10 35 (13.16%) Kanban
11 32 (12.03%) BDD
11 32 (12.03%) SDLC
12 30 (11.28%) MVVM
13 27 (10.15%) Software Engineering
14 22 (8.27%) Web Development
15 20 (7.52%) Scrum-ban
16 14 (5.26%) OOP
17 12 (4.51%) E-Commerce
18 11 (4.14%) Mentoring
18 11 (4.14%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 257 (96.62%) C#
2 108 (40.60%) SQL
3 98 (36.84%) JavaScript
4 57 (21.43%) T-SQL
5 37 (13.91%) VBA
6 25 (9.40%) Java
7 23 (8.65%) VB.NET
8 18 (6.77%) C++
9 12 (4.51%) VB
10 11 (4.14%) PL/SQL
11 10 (3.76%) C
12 9 (3.38%) PHP
13 3 (1.13%) XAML
14 2 (0.75%) Ruby
14 2 (0.75%) Embedded C
14 2 (0.75%) Embedded C++
14 2 (0.75%) ActionScript
14 2 (0.75%) ActionScript 2.0
15 1 (0.38%) R
15 1 (0.38%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 29 (10.90%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (2.26%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (0.38%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 83 (31.20%) Microsoft
2 12 (4.51%) Salesforce.com
3 7 (2.63%) Zend
4 5 (1.88%) Adobe
5 4 (1.50%) Telerik
6 3 (1.13%) Google
6 3 (1.13%) Ektron
7 2 (0.75%) Wonderware
8 1 (0.38%) Infragistics
8 1 (0.38%) VMware
8 1 (0.38%) Oracle
8 1 (0.38%) SAP
8 1 (0.38%) Red Gate
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