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

Location
3 months to
2 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Language Integrated Query (LINQ)
Rank 79 103 119
Rank change year-on-year
+24 +16
Permanent jobs citing LINQ 237 152 151
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 3.19% 2.21% 2.06%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 7.23% 4.63% 4.34%
Number of salaries quoted 194 145 149
Average salary £37,500 £36,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.16% +10.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,300 £27,500 £28,300
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £42,800 £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,750 £36,000
% change year-on-year
+5.96% +4.86%
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
3280 3281 3480
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 44.12% 47.62% 47.53%
Number of salaries quoted 2781 2947 3153
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £25,000 £26,000
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 2 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 2 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 +8 135 £40,000 +11.11% 15
Cheshire +29 77 £35,000 - 7
Lancashire +17 24 £30,500 +15.09% 4
Merseyside - 3 £42,500 - 2
LINQ
England

LINQ
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 2 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.

1 411 (98.09%) C#
2 408 (97.37%) .NET
3 314 (74.94%) ASP.NET
4 287 (68.50%) MVC
5 272 (64.92%) SQL Server
6 243 (58.00%) HTML
6 243 (58.00%) WCF
7 222 (52.98%) CSS
8 210 (50.12%) .NET Framework
9 208 (49.64%) SQL
10 189 (45.11%) JavaScript
11 170 (40.57%) jQuery
12 168 (40.10%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
13 157 (37.47%) ASP.NET MVC
14 155 (36.99%) TDD
15 141 (33.65%) Web Services
16 128 (30.55%) Microsoft
17 126 (30.07%) OO
18 116 (27.68%) Agile Software Development
19 101 (24.11%) Scrum
20 96 (22.91%) T-SQL
21 95 (22.67%) VB.NET
22 90 (21.48%) Degree
23 89 (21.24%) WPF
24 88 (21.00%) XML
24 88 (21.00%) Visual Studio
25 76 (18.14%) ASP.NET Web Forms
26 69 (16.47%) IIS
26 69 (16.47%) SQL Server 2008
27 68 (16.23%) NUnit

LINQ
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 2 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 69 (16.47%) IIS
2 34 (8.11%) SharePoint
3 21 (5.01%) CMS
4 20 (4.77%) Umbraco
5 12 (2.86%) Sitecore CMS
5 12 (2.86%) NServiceBus
6 10 (2.39%) WordPress
7 7 (1.67%) Drupal
8 2 (0.48%) Confluence
8 2 (0.48%) Node.js
9 1 (0.24%) Apache
Applications
1 44 (10.50%) MS Excel
2 6 (1.43%) Fireworks
2 6 (1.43%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 33 (7.88%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.24%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.24%) Amazon SQS
2 1 (0.24%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (0.24%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 33 (7.88%) Internet
2 17 (4.06%) Intranet
3 10 (2.39%) Wireless
4 1 (0.24%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 272 (64.92%) SQL Server
2 69 (16.47%) SQL Server 2008
3 50 (11.93%) SQL Server 2012
4 44 (10.50%) SQL Server 2005
5 41 (9.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 37 (8.83%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 25 (5.97%) MySQL
8 22 (5.25%) RavenDB
9 15 (3.58%) Relational Database
10 6 (1.43%) DTS
11 2 (0.48%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 88 (21.00%) Visual Studio
2 68 (16.23%) NUnit
3 40 (9.55%) Team Foundation Server
4 38 (9.07%) Subversion
5 35 (8.35%) Moq
6 30 (7.16%) Git (software)
7 29 (6.92%) Rhino Mocks
8 21 (5.01%) ReSharper
9 19 (4.53%) SpecFlow
10 16 (3.82%) Selenium
11 10 (2.39%) MSTest
12 6 (1.43%) Cucumber
13 4 (0.95%) StyleCop
14 3 (0.72%) JIRA
14 3 (0.72%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
15 2 (0.48%) Octopus Deploy
15 2 (0.48%) Jenkins
15 2 (0.48%) Grunt
15 2 (0.48%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 2 (0.48%) FxCop
General
1 56 (13.37%) Finance
2 31 (7.40%) Marketing
3 25 (5.97%) Telecoms
4 17 (4.06%) Retail
5 10 (2.39%) Billing
5 10 (2.39%) Financial Institution
6 8 (1.91%) Banking
7 7 (1.67%) Games
8 6 (1.43%) Advertising
9 2 (0.48%) Electronics
9 2 (0.48%) Military
10 1 (0.24%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 403 (96.18%) Developer
2 272 (64.92%) .NET Developer
3 211 (50.36%) C# Developer
4 172 (41.05%) C# .NET Developer
5 99 (23.63%) Senior Developer
5 99 (23.63%) ASP.NET Developer
6 86 (20.53%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 78 (18.62%) Web Developer
8 68 (16.23%) Software Developer
9 53 (12.65%) .NET Web Developer
10 49 (11.69%) Senior C# Developer
11 40 (9.55%) C# Software Developer
12 35 (8.35%) .NET Software Developer
13 28 (6.68%) C# Web Developer
14 26 (6.21%) Software Engineer
15 23 (5.49%) Programmer
15 23 (5.49%) Analyst
15 23 (5.49%) .NET Software Engineer
16 22 (5.25%) Senior .NET Developer
16 22 (5.25%) Agile C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 408 (97.37%) .NET
2 314 (74.94%) ASP.NET
3 243 (58.00%) HTML
3 243 (58.00%) WCF
4 222 (52.98%) CSS
5 210 (50.12%) .NET Framework
6 170 (40.57%) jQuery
7 168 (40.10%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
8 157 (37.47%) ASP.NET MVC
9 141 (33.65%) Web Services
10 89 (21.24%) WPF
11 88 (21.00%) XML
12 76 (18.14%) ASP.NET Web Forms
13 57 (13.60%) Ajax
14 54 (12.89%) REST
15 47 (11.22%) NHibernate
15 47 (11.22%) SOAP
16 44 (10.50%) ADO.NET
17 41 (9.79%) ASP.NET MVC 4
18 40 (9.55%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 50 (11.93%) Computer Science
2 29 (6.92%) Mathematics
2 29 (6.92%) Physics
3 26 (6.21%) N-Tier
4 19 (4.53%) Client/Server
5 17 (4.06%) W3C
6 16 (3.82%) Social Network
7 15 (3.58%) Social Media
8 8 (1.91%) Mobile App
9 6 (1.43%) Inversion of Control
10 4 (0.95%) Management Information System
11 2 (0.48%) Replication
12 1 (0.24%) SCORM
Operating Systems
1 66 (15.75%) Windows
2 15 (3.58%) Apple iOS
3 9 (2.15%) Android
4 8 (1.91%) Windows Phone 8
4 8 (1.91%) Windows Phone
5 4 (0.95%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (0.48%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (0.48%) Linux
6 2 (0.48%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 287 (68.50%) MVC
2 155 (36.99%) TDD
3 126 (30.07%) OO
4 116 (27.68%) Agile Software Development
5 101 (24.11%) Scrum
6 67 (15.99%) Unit Testing
7 59 (14.08%) Web Application Development
8 55 (13.13%) Web Development
9 53 (12.65%) Continuous Integration
10 49 (11.69%) E-Commerce
11 46 (10.98%) UML
11 46 (10.98%) OOP
11 46 (10.98%) Software Engineering
12 43 (10.26%) SOA
13 40 (9.55%) OOD
14 29 (6.92%) Mentoring
14 29 (6.92%) Coaching
15 27 (6.44%) BDD
15 27 (6.44%) Refactoring
16 26 (6.21%) Domain-Driven Design
Programming Languages
1 411 (98.09%) C#
2 208 (49.64%) SQL
3 189 (45.11%) JavaScript
4 96 (22.91%) T-SQL
5 95 (22.67%) VB.NET
6 37 (8.83%) VB
7 15 (3.58%) VBA
7 15 (3.58%) TypeScript
8 10 (2.39%) Ruby
8 10 (2.39%) PL/SQL
9 8 (1.91%) XPath
10 6 (1.43%) Java
11 4 (0.95%) XAML
11 4 (0.95%) Python
12 3 (0.72%) PHP
13 2 (0.48%) Shell Script
14 1 (0.24%) R
14 1 (0.24%) C++
Qualifications
1 90 (21.48%) Degree
2 3 (0.72%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (0.48%) MCP
3 2 (0.48%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (2.39%) SLA
2 9 (2.15%) WCAG
3 3 (0.72%) QA
4 2 (0.48%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 2 (0.48%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (0.48%) VirtualBox
Vendors
1 128 (30.55%) Microsoft
2 13 (3.10%) Sitecore
3 12 (2.86%) Oracle
4 10 (2.39%) SAP
4 10 (2.39%) Telerik
4 10 (2.39%) Wonderware
5 7 (1.67%) Zend
5 7 (1.67%) Google
6 6 (1.43%) JBoss
6 6 (1.43%) Salesforce.com
7 2 (0.48%) VMware
7 2 (0.48%) Atlassian
7 2 (0.48%) DevExpress
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