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 22 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Language Integrated Query (LINQ)
Rank 133 96 83
Rank change year-on-year
-37 -13
Permanent jobs citing LINQ 112 175 231
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 1.84% 2.59% 3.20%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 4.48% 5.74% 6.53%
Number of salaries quoted 102 161 226
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 £32,500 £30,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £57,500 £41,500
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
2501 3049 3540
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 41.05% 45.14% 49.01%
Number of salaries quoted 2088 2593 3165
Average salary £40,000 £37,000 £34,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.10% +8.82%
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 22 May 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 22 May 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 -6 90 £40,000 +6.66% 18
Cheshire -14 18 £37,500 -6.25% 3
Lancashire -21 4 £35,000 +14.75% 1
LINQ
England

LINQ
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 22 May 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.

1 236 (97.52%) C#
2 232 (95.87%) .NET
3 185 (76.45%) SQL Server
4 180 (74.38%) ASP.NET
5 149 (61.57%) MVC
6 134 (55.37%) WCF
7 133 (54.96%) Agile Software Development
8 113 (46.69%) Web Services
8 113 (46.69%) CSS
9 110 (45.45%) HTML
9 110 (45.45%) TDD
10 96 (39.67%) ASP.NET MVC
11 88 (36.36%) jQuery
12 83 (34.30%) SQL
13 77 (31.82%) .NET Framework
14 76 (31.40%) Microsoft
15 74 (30.58%) Windows
16 73 (30.17%) JavaScript
16 73 (30.17%) Scrum
17 72 (29.75%) NUnit
18 68 (28.10%) XML
19 64 (26.45%) WPF
20 60 (24.79%) Entity Framework
21 57 (23.55%) HTML5
22 53 (21.90%) OO
23 50 (20.66%) Subversion
23 50 (20.66%) Web Application Development
24 47 (19.42%) Team Foundation Server
24 47 (19.42%) Finance
25 45 (18.60%) SQL Server Reporting Services

LINQ
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 23 (9.50%) IIS
2 13 (5.37%) CMS
3 10 (4.13%) SharePoint
4 2 (0.83%) Sitecore CMS
4 2 (0.83%) Umbraco
Applications
1 21 (8.68%) MS Excel
2 6 (2.48%) Fireworks
2 6 (2.48%) Photoshop
3 4 (1.65%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.41%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 42 (17.36%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.41%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.41%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (0.41%) Amazon S3
2 1 (0.41%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 21 (8.68%) Internet
2 16 (6.61%) Intranet
3 3 (1.24%) ATM
4 2 (0.83%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 185 (76.45%) SQL Server
2 45 (18.60%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 24 (9.92%) SQL Server 2008
4 8 (3.31%) SQL Server 2005
4 8 (3.31%) MySQL
5 2 (0.83%) Relational Database
5 2 (0.83%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (0.83%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (0.41%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.41%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 72 (29.75%) NUnit
2 50 (20.66%) Subversion
3 47 (19.42%) Team Foundation Server
4 33 (13.64%) Git (software)
5 31 (12.81%) Visual Studio
6 30 (12.40%) Rhino Mocks
7 23 (9.50%) Selenium
8 19 (7.85%) Cucumber
9 14 (5.79%) Moq
10 13 (5.37%) MSTest
11 7 (2.89%) Dreamweaver
11 7 (2.89%) JIRA
12 5 (2.07%) SpecFlow
13 3 (1.24%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
14 1 (0.41%) FxCop
14 1 (0.41%) StyleCop
14 1 (0.41%) Jenkins
14 1 (0.41%) Gerrit
14 1 (0.41%) WiX
General
1 47 (19.42%) Finance
2 20 (8.26%) Advertising
3 7 (2.89%) Games
4 4 (1.65%) Manufacturing
5 3 (1.24%) Automotive
5 3 (1.24%) Marketing
6 2 (0.83%) Retail
7 1 (0.41%) Banking
7 1 (0.41%) Electronics
7 1 (0.41%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 214 (88.43%) Developer
2 124 (51.24%) .NET Developer
3 116 (47.93%) C# Developer
4 71 (29.34%) C# .NET Developer
5 59 (24.38%) ASP.NET Developer
5 59 (24.38%) Web Developer
6 58 (23.97%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 52 (21.49%) Software Developer
8 44 (18.18%) .NET Web Developer
9 40 (16.53%) C# Web Developer
10 29 (11.98%) C# Software Developer
11 24 (9.92%) Agile C# Developer
12 22 (9.09%) Senior Developer
13 12 (4.96%) Software Engineer
13 12 (4.96%) Senior .NET Developer
14 10 (4.13%) Senior C# Developer
15 7 (2.89%) Senior Software Developer
15 7 (2.89%) .NET Software Developer
16 6 (2.48%) Senior Software Engineer
16 6 (2.48%) Lead Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 232 (95.87%) .NET
2 180 (74.38%) ASP.NET
3 134 (55.37%) WCF
4 113 (46.69%) Web Services
4 113 (46.69%) CSS
5 110 (45.45%) HTML
6 96 (39.67%) ASP.NET MVC
7 88 (36.36%) jQuery
8 77 (31.82%) .NET Framework
9 68 (28.10%) XML
10 64 (26.45%) WPF
11 60 (24.79%) Entity Framework
12 57 (23.55%) HTML5
13 43 (17.77%) REST
13 43 (17.77%) Ajax
14 41 (16.94%) SOAP
15 36 (14.88%) CSS3
16 32 (13.22%) ASP.NET 2.0
17 30 (12.40%) NHibernate
18 29 (11.98%) MSMQ
Miscellaneous
1 45 (18.60%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (4.55%) Enterprise Software
3 10 (4.13%) Mobile App
4 9 (3.72%) Inversion of Control
4 9 (3.72%) Computer Science
5 8 (3.31%) Tandem
6 6 (2.48%) W3C
7 3 (1.24%) Management Information System
8 2 (0.83%) Mathematics
8 2 (0.83%) Physics
9 1 (0.41%) DTV
9 1 (0.41%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 74 (30.58%) Windows
2 15 (6.20%) Android
3 8 (3.31%) Windows Server 2012
4 5 (2.07%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.41%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 149 (61.57%) MVC
2 133 (54.96%) Agile Software Development
3 110 (45.45%) TDD
4 73 (30.17%) Scrum
5 53 (21.90%) OO
6 50 (20.66%) Web Application Development
7 43 (17.77%) UML
8 40 (16.53%) Continuous Integration
9 34 (14.05%) Kanban
9 34 (14.05%) Unit Testing
10 33 (13.64%) BDD
11 31 (12.81%) MVVM
12 27 (11.16%) Software Engineering
13 21 (8.68%) Web Development
14 19 (7.85%) Scrum-ban
15 14 (5.79%) E-Commerce
16 13 (5.37%) Coaching
17 11 (4.55%) SOA
18 10 (4.13%) Mentoring
18 10 (4.13%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 236 (97.52%) C#
2 83 (34.30%) SQL
3 73 (30.17%) JavaScript
4 31 (12.81%) T-SQL
5 30 (12.40%) VB.NET
6 29 (11.98%) VBA
7 19 (7.85%) Java
8 12 (4.96%) VB
9 11 (4.55%) C++
10 9 (3.72%) C
11 7 (2.89%) PHP
12 6 (2.48%) PL/SQL
13 4 (1.65%) Ruby
14 3 (1.24%) XAML
15 2 (0.83%) ActionScript 2.0
15 2 (0.83%) Embedded C
15 2 (0.83%) Embedded C++
15 2 (0.83%) ActionScript
16 1 (0.41%) Shell Script
16 1 (0.41%) Python
Qualifications
1 25 (10.33%) Degree
2 2 (0.83%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (2.48%) SLA
2 2 (0.83%) WCAG
2 2 (0.83%) QA
System Software
1 1 (0.41%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 76 (31.40%) Microsoft
2 15 (6.20%) Salesforce.com
3 6 (2.48%) Wonderware
3 6 (2.48%) Telerik
4 5 (2.07%) Adobe
5 4 (1.65%) Zend
6 3 (1.24%) Google
6 3 (1.24%) Ektron
7 2 (0.83%) Sitecore
8 1 (0.41%) Infragistics
8 1 (0.41%) VMware
8 1 (0.41%) SAP
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