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 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Language Integrated Query (LINQ)
Rank 75 107 117
Rank change year-on-year
+32 +10
Permanent jobs citing LINQ 244 156 163
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 3.30% 2.29% 2.21%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 7.70% 4.77% 4.60%
Number of salaries quoted 205 152 157
Average salary £39,500 £36,000 £34,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+9.72% +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £43,450 £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £36,000
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +4.16%
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
3170 3270 3545
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 42.90% 47.90% 48.00%
Number of salaries quoted 2704 2934 3183
Average salary £37,608 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.45% -
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £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 September 2014.

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 September 2014. 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 +2 130 £40,000 +11.11% 20
Cheshire +30 85 £35,000 - 13
Lancashire +19 27 £30,500 +22.00% 3
Merseyside +7 4 £45,000 +11.11% 4
LINQ
England

LINQ
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 22 September 2014, 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.

1 439 (97.77%) .NET
2 438 (97.55%) C#
3 338 (75.28%) ASP.NET
4 311 (69.27%) MVC
5 293 (65.26%) SQL Server
6 266 (59.24%) HTML
7 255 (56.79%) Agile Software Development
7 255 (56.79%) WCF
8 243 (54.12%) CSS
9 223 (49.67%) SQL
10 221 (49.22%) .NET Framework
11 210 (46.77%) JavaScript
12 191 (42.54%) jQuery
13 177 (39.42%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
14 159 (35.41%) ASP.NET MVC
15 156 (34.74%) TDD
15 156 (34.74%) Web Services
16 140 (31.18%) OO
17 135 (30.07%) Microsoft
18 106 (23.61%) Scrum
19 98 (21.83%) T-SQL
20 96 (21.38%) VB.NET
21 94 (20.94%) Visual Studio
22 93 (20.71%) Degree
23 92 (20.49%) WPF
24 85 (18.93%) XML
25 84 (18.71%) ASP.NET Web Forms
26 76 (16.93%) Windows
27 74 (16.48%) Unit Testing
28 73 (16.26%) IIS

LINQ
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 22 September 2014, 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 73 (16.26%) IIS
2 35 (7.80%) SharePoint
3 32 (7.13%) CMS
4 28 (6.24%) Umbraco
5 14 (3.12%) Sitecore CMS
5 14 (3.12%) NServiceBus
6 12 (2.67%) WordPress
7 9 (2.00%) Drupal
8 4 (0.89%) Node.js
9 2 (0.45%) Confluence
10 1 (0.22%) Apache
Applications
1 48 (10.69%) MS Excel
2 6 (1.34%) Photoshop
2 6 (1.34%) Fireworks
Cloud Services
1 37 (8.24%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.22%) Amazon SQS
2 1 (0.22%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.22%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (0.22%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 32 (7.13%) Internet
2 16 (3.56%) Intranet
3 15 (3.34%) Wireless
4 1 (0.22%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 293 (65.26%) SQL Server
2 71 (15.81%) SQL Server 2008
3 53 (11.80%) SQL Server 2012
4 47 (10.47%) SQL Server 2005
5 43 (9.58%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 41 (9.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 30 (6.68%) MySQL
8 22 (4.90%) RavenDB
9 16 (3.56%) Relational Database
10 9 (2.00%) DTS
11 2 (0.45%) PostgreSQL
12 1 (0.22%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 94 (20.94%) Visual Studio
2 71 (15.81%) NUnit
3 46 (10.24%) Team Foundation Server
4 44 (9.80%) Subversion
5 38 (8.46%) Moq
6 35 (7.80%) Git (software)
7 29 (6.46%) Rhino Mocks
8 21 (4.68%) ReSharper
9 19 (4.23%) SpecFlow
10 16 (3.56%) Selenium
11 10 (2.23%) MSTest
12 6 (1.34%) Cucumber
13 4 (0.89%) StyleCop
14 3 (0.67%) MSBuild
14 3 (0.67%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
14 3 (0.67%) Grunt
14 3 (0.67%) JIRA
15 2 (0.45%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 2 (0.45%) Gerrit
15 2 (0.45%) FxCop
General
1 68 (15.14%) Finance
2 34 (7.57%) Marketing
3 27 (6.01%) Telecoms
4 22 (4.90%) Retail
5 15 (3.34%) Financial Institution
6 10 (2.23%) Billing
7 8 (1.78%) Banking
8 7 (1.56%) Games
9 6 (1.34%) Advertising
10 2 (0.45%) Military
10 2 (0.45%) Electronics
10 2 (0.45%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 429 (95.55%) Developer
2 282 (62.81%) .NET Developer
3 219 (48.78%) C# Developer
4 177 (39.42%) C# .NET Developer
5 112 (24.94%) Senior Developer
6 105 (23.39%) ASP.NET Developer
7 89 (19.82%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 84 (18.71%) Web Developer
9 72 (16.04%) Software Developer
10 56 (12.47%) Senior C# Developer
11 55 (12.25%) .NET Web Developer
12 43 (9.58%) C# Software Developer
13 38 (8.46%) .NET Software Developer
14 28 (6.24%) C# Web Developer
15 26 (5.79%) Software Engineer
16 24 (5.35%) Senior .NET Developer
17 23 (5.12%) .NET Software Engineer
17 23 (5.12%) Programmer
18 22 (4.90%) Analyst
18 22 (4.90%) C# Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 439 (97.77%) .NET
2 338 (75.28%) ASP.NET
3 266 (59.24%) HTML
4 255 (56.79%) WCF
5 243 (54.12%) CSS
6 221 (49.22%) .NET Framework
7 191 (42.54%) jQuery
8 177 (39.42%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
9 159 (35.41%) ASP.NET MVC
10 156 (34.74%) Web Services
11 92 (20.49%) WPF
12 85 (18.93%) XML
13 84 (18.71%) ASP.NET Web Forms
14 58 (12.92%) Ajax
15 55 (12.25%) REST
16 51 (11.36%) SOAP
17 47 (10.47%) ADO.NET
18 46 (10.24%) NHibernate
18 46 (10.24%) WinForms
19 41 (9.13%) ASP.NET MVC 4
Miscellaneous
1 51 (11.36%) Computer Science
2 32 (7.13%) Mathematics
2 32 (7.13%) Physics
3 23 (5.12%) N-Tier
4 18 (4.01%) Social Media
5 17 (3.79%) Client/Server
6 16 (3.56%) W3C
6 16 (3.56%) Social Network
7 10 (2.23%) Analytical Skills
8 8 (1.78%) Mobile App
9 7 (1.56%) User Experience
10 6 (1.34%) Inversion of Control
11 4 (0.89%) Management Information System
12 3 (0.67%) SCORM
13 2 (0.45%) Replication
14 1 (0.22%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 76 (16.93%) Windows
2 15 (3.34%) Apple iOS
3 9 (2.00%) Android
4 8 (1.78%) Windows Phone 8
4 8 (1.78%) Windows Phone
5 4 (0.89%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (0.45%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (0.45%) Linux
6 2 (0.45%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 311 (69.27%) MVC
2 255 (56.79%) Agile Software Development
3 156 (34.74%) TDD
4 140 (31.18%) OO
5 106 (23.61%) Scrum
6 74 (16.48%) Unit Testing
7 60 (13.36%) Web Application Development
8 57 (12.69%) Web Development
9 54 (12.03%) Continuous Integration
10 51 (11.36%) OOP
11 50 (11.14%) E-Commerce
12 49 (10.91%) Software Engineering
13 45 (10.02%) UML
13 45 (10.02%) SOA
14 43 (9.58%) OOD
15 33 (7.35%) Coaching
16 29 (6.46%) Mentoring
17 28 (6.24%) Domain-Driven Design
18 27 (6.01%) Refactoring
19 24 (5.35%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 438 (97.55%) C#
2 223 (49.67%) SQL
3 210 (46.77%) JavaScript
4 98 (21.83%) T-SQL
5 96 (21.38%) VB.NET
6 40 (8.91%) VB
7 15 (3.34%) TypeScript
8 14 (3.12%) VBA
9 10 (2.23%) PL/SQL
9 10 (2.23%) XPath
9 10 (2.23%) Ruby
10 8 (1.78%) Java
11 5 (1.11%) XAML
12 4 (0.89%) Python
13 3 (0.67%) PHP
14 2 (0.45%) Shell Script
15 1 (0.22%) R
15 1 (0.22%) C++
Qualifications
1 93 (20.71%) Degree
2 3 (0.67%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (0.45%) MCP
3 2 (0.45%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (3.34%) SLA
2 6 (1.34%) WCAG
3 3 (0.67%) QA
4 2 (0.45%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 2 (0.45%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (0.45%) VirtualBox
Vendors
1 135 (30.07%) Microsoft
2 15 (3.34%) Sitecore
3 12 (2.67%) Oracle
4 10 (2.23%) SAP
4 10 (2.23%) Wonderware
4 10 (2.23%) Google
4 10 (2.23%) Telerik
5 9 (2.00%) Zend
6 8 (1.78%) JBoss
7 6 (1.34%) Salesforce.com
8 2 (0.45%) VMware
8 2 (0.45%) DevExpress
8 2 (0.45%) Atlassian
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