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 4 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
4 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Language Integrated Query (LINQ)
Rank 117 113 102
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -11
Permanent jobs citing LINQ 134 141 190
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 1.96% 2.11% 2.56%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 4.93% 4.28% 5.06%
Number of salaries quoted 127 139 173
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 £45,000 £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+1.26% +5.33%
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
2718 3292 3753
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 39.69% 49.30% 50.49%
Number of salaries quoted 2361 2891 3342
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £27,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £45,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +4.00%

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 4 March 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 4 March 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 88 £40,000 +11.11% 24
Cheshire +7 39 £40,000 +6.66% 3
Lancashire -5 7 £27,500 -15.38% 1
LINQ
England

LINQ
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 4 March 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.

1 303 (98.38%) C#
2 292 (94.81%) .NET
3 234 (75.97%) ASP.NET
4 191 (62.01%) MVC
5 188 (61.04%) SQL Server
6 167 (54.22%) HTML
7 166 (53.90%) CSS
8 164 (53.25%) Agile Software Development
9 143 (46.43%) WCF
10 130 (42.21%) JavaScript
11 126 (40.91%) jQuery
12 123 (39.94%) SQL
13 113 (36.69%) Web Services
14 92 (29.87%) .NET Framework
15 88 (28.57%) TDD
16 85 (27.60%) ASP.NET MVC
17 81 (26.30%) Microsoft
18 79 (25.65%) OO
19 78 (25.32%) Windows
20 76 (24.68%) Scrum
21 73 (23.70%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
22 71 (23.05%) VB.NET
23 69 (22.40%) WPF
24 56 (18.18%) ASP.NET Web Forms
25 51 (16.56%) XML
25 51 (16.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
25 51 (16.56%) Team Foundation Server
26 50 (16.23%) NUnit
26 50 (16.23%) Ajax
27 49 (15.91%) Finance

LINQ
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 4 March 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 38 (12.34%) IIS
2 31 (10.06%) Umbraco
3 30 (9.74%) CMS
4 14 (4.55%) SharePoint
5 12 (3.90%) WordPress
6 9 (2.92%) Sitecore CMS
7 5 (1.62%) Node.js
8 3 (0.97%) JBoss
9 2 (0.65%) NServiceBus
9 2 (0.65%) Drupal
Applications
1 13 (4.22%) MS Excel
2 2 (0.65%) MS Office
3 1 (0.32%) Fireworks
3 1 (0.32%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 2 (0.65%) Google Analytics
Cloud Services
1 44 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.32%) Amazon SQS
2 1 (0.32%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (0.32%) Amazon S3
2 1 (0.32%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.32%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (4.55%) Internet
2 11 (3.57%) Intranet
3 7 (2.27%) Wireless
4 2 (0.65%) ATM
4 2 (0.65%) HTTP
5 1 (0.32%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 188 (61.04%) SQL Server
2 51 (16.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 39 (12.66%) MySQL
4 33 (10.71%) SQL Server 2008
5 14 (4.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 13 (4.22%) SQL Server 2012
7 11 (3.57%) SQL Server 2005
8 7 (2.27%) MongoDB
9 5 (1.62%) Relational Database
10 4 (1.30%) DTS
11 1 (0.32%) PostgreSQL
11 1 (0.32%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 51 (16.56%) Team Foundation Server
2 50 (16.23%) NUnit
3 45 (14.61%) Visual Studio
4 43 (13.96%) Subversion
5 34 (11.04%) Git (software)
6 19 (6.17%) Rhino Mocks
6 19 (6.17%) Moq
7 12 (3.90%) JIRA
7 12 (3.90%) Selenium
8 10 (3.25%) MSTest
8 10 (3.25%) MSBuild
8 10 (3.25%) Grunt
9 8 (2.60%) Cucumber
10 4 (1.30%) SpecFlow
11 1 (0.32%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
11 1 (0.32%) Jenkins
11 1 (0.32%) Dreamweaver
11 1 (0.32%) WiX
11 1 (0.32%) Gerrit
11 1 (0.32%) FxCop
General
1 49 (15.91%) Finance
2 12 (3.90%) Marketing
3 11 (3.57%) Games
4 9 (2.92%) Advertising
4 9 (2.92%) Retail
5 7 (2.27%) Financial Institution
6 3 (0.97%) Telecoms
6 3 (0.97%) Multimedia
7 2 (0.65%) Banking
7 2 (0.65%) Law
8 1 (0.32%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.32%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 281 (91.23%) Developer
2 164 (53.25%) .NET Developer
3 123 (39.94%) C# Developer
4 84 (27.27%) Web Developer
5 79 (25.65%) ASP.NET Developer
6 77 (25.00%) C# .NET Developer
7 55 (17.86%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 54 (17.53%) .NET Web Developer
8 54 (17.53%) Senior Developer
9 41 (13.31%) Software Developer
10 30 (9.74%) C# Web Developer
11 26 (8.44%) Senior C# Developer
12 23 (7.47%) C# Software Developer
13 21 (6.82%) Senior .NET Developer
14 13 (4.22%) Agile C# Developer
15 12 (3.90%) .NET Software Developer
16 11 (3.57%) Junior
17 10 (3.25%) Senior Web Developer
17 10 (3.25%) Junior Developer
18 9 (2.92%) Lead Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 292 (94.81%) .NET
2 234 (75.97%) ASP.NET
3 167 (54.22%) HTML
4 166 (53.90%) CSS
5 143 (46.43%) WCF
6 126 (40.91%) jQuery
7 113 (36.69%) Web Services
8 92 (29.87%) .NET Framework
9 85 (27.60%) ASP.NET MVC
10 73 (23.70%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
11 69 (22.40%) WPF
12 56 (18.18%) ASP.NET Web Forms
13 51 (16.56%) XML
14 50 (16.23%) Ajax
15 45 (14.61%) SOAP
15 45 (14.61%) HTML5
16 35 (11.36%) XHTML
17 33 (10.71%) CSS3
18 28 (9.09%) ASP.NET 2.0
19 25 (8.12%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 39 (12.66%) Analytical Skills
2 16 (5.19%) Enterprise Software
3 12 (3.90%) Computer Science
4 11 (3.57%) W3C
5 7 (2.27%) Mathematics
5 7 (2.27%) Physics
5 7 (2.27%) Social Media
6 6 (1.95%) Tandem
7 5 (1.62%) Inversion of Control
8 4 (1.30%) Mobile App
8 4 (1.30%) SCORM
9 2 (0.65%) User Experience
10 1 (0.32%) Linked Data
10 1 (0.32%) Management Information System
10 1 (0.32%) N-Tier
10 1 (0.32%) Semantic Web
Operating Systems
1 78 (25.32%) Windows
2 11 (3.57%) Android
3 7 (2.27%) Apple iOS
4 2 (0.65%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (0.32%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 191 (62.01%) MVC
2 164 (53.25%) Agile Software Development
3 88 (28.57%) TDD
4 79 (25.65%) OO
5 76 (24.68%) Scrum
6 45 (14.61%) MVVM
7 43 (13.96%) Web Application Development
8 38 (12.34%) Unit Testing
9 32 (10.39%) Continuous Integration
10 30 (9.74%) Web Development
11 29 (9.42%) OOP
11 29 (9.42%) Software Engineering
12 26 (8.44%) UML
13 24 (7.79%) E-Commerce
14 23 (7.47%) Kanban
15 22 (7.14%) SOA
16 21 (6.82%) BDD
17 19 (6.17%) Coaching
18 10 (3.25%) Dependency Injection
18 10 (3.25%) SEO
Programming Languages
1 303 (98.38%) C#
2 130 (42.21%) JavaScript
3 123 (39.94%) SQL
4 71 (23.05%) VB.NET
5 37 (12.01%) T-SQL
6 16 (5.19%) VB
6 16 (5.19%) PHP
7 15 (4.87%) VBA
8 11 (3.57%) Java
9 9 (2.92%) C++
10 5 (1.62%) XAML
10 5 (1.62%) PL/SQL
10 5 (1.62%) C
11 4 (1.30%) Ruby
12 3 (0.97%) XPath
13 2 (0.65%) ActionScript 2.0
13 2 (0.65%) ActionScript
14 1 (0.32%) Shell Script
14 1 (0.32%) Python
14 1 (0.32%) SPARQL
Qualifications
1 29 (9.42%) Degree
2 8 (2.60%) VCP4
3 3 (0.97%) MCP
4 1 (0.32%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (3.90%) SLA
2 7 (2.27%) WCAG
3 3 (0.97%) QA
System Software
1 1 (0.32%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 81 (26.30%) Microsoft
2 17 (5.52%) Sitecore
3 11 (3.57%) Salesforce.com
4 10 (3.25%) Google
5 6 (1.95%) Telerik
6 5 (1.62%) Wonderware
7 3 (0.97%) Zend
8 1 (0.32%) VMware
8 1 (0.32%) Infragistics
8 1 (0.32%) Adobe
8 1 (0.32%) Ektron
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