The first table below looks at the demand 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 11 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category for the North West region.

Location
3 months to
11 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Language Integrated Query (LINQ)
Rank 81 92 128
Rank change year-on-year
+11 +36
Permanent jobs citing LINQ 206 189 139
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 2.95% 2.56% 1.90%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 6.71% 5.29% 3.98%
Number of salaries quoted 170 179 135
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 £30,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,000 £42,600 £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
North West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
3069 3571 3491
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 44.00% 48.43% 47.78%
Number of salaries quoted 2571 3184 3222
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £25,000 £25,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
LINQ
England

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 11 July 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 11 July 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 +4 133 £38,250 +6.25% 11
Cheshire +12 43 £37,500 +7.14% 8
Lancashire +11 19 £30,500 -18.66% 3
Merseyside +1 7 £36,500 +37.73% 1
LINQ
England

LINQ
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 11 July 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.

1 356 (98.34%) C#
2 355 (98.07%) .NET
3 282 (77.90%) ASP.NET
4 250 (69.06%) MVC
5 236 (65.19%) SQL Server
6 215 (59.39%) WCF
7 209 (57.73%) HTML
8 198 (54.70%) CSS
9 192 (53.04%) SQL
10 179 (49.45%) .NET Framework
11 158 (43.65%) JavaScript
12 150 (41.44%) TDD
13 147 (40.61%) ASP.NET MVC
14 136 (37.57%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
15 134 (37.02%) jQuery
16 112 (30.94%) Web Services
17 104 (28.73%) Agile Software Development
18 98 (27.07%) Microsoft
19 97 (26.80%) WPF
20 96 (26.52%) OO
20 96 (26.52%) XML
21 92 (25.41%) VB.NET
22 88 (24.31%) T-SQL
23 87 (24.03%) Degree
24 86 (23.76%) Scrum
25 78 (21.55%) Visual Studio
26 68 (18.78%) IIS
27 66 (18.23%) SQL Server 2008
27 66 (18.23%) ASP.NET Web Forms
28 56 (15.47%) Computer Science

LINQ
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 11 July 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 68 (18.78%) IIS
2 26 (7.18%) SharePoint
3 20 (5.52%) CMS
4 14 (3.87%) Umbraco
5 11 (3.04%) WordPress
6 9 (2.49%) Sitecore CMS
7 3 (0.83%) Drupal
8 2 (0.55%) NServiceBus
9 1 (0.28%) Apache
9 1 (0.28%) Confluence
Applications
1 33 (9.12%) MS Excel
2 5 (1.38%) Fireworks
2 5 (1.38%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 23 (6.35%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.28%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.28%) Amazon SQS
2 1 (0.28%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (0.28%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 31 (8.56%) Internet
2 19 (5.25%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 236 (65.19%) SQL Server
2 66 (18.23%) SQL Server 2008
3 41 (11.33%) SQL Server 2012
4 39 (10.77%) SQL Server 2005
5 32 (8.84%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 25 (6.91%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 16 (4.42%) Relational Database
8 15 (4.14%) MySQL
9 14 (3.87%) RavenDB
10 2 (0.55%) Crystal Reports
11 1 (0.28%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 78 (21.55%) Visual Studio
2 51 (14.09%) NUnit
3 36 (9.94%) Team Foundation Server
4 29 (8.01%) Moq
5 27 (7.46%) Subversion
6 22 (6.08%) Git (software)
6 22 (6.08%) Rhino Mocks
7 16 (4.42%) SpecFlow
8 14 (3.87%) ReSharper
9 9 (2.49%) Selenium
10 6 (1.66%) MSTest
11 4 (1.10%) StyleCop
12 3 (0.83%) Cucumber
12 3 (0.83%) Gerrit
12 3 (0.83%) FxCop
12 3 (0.83%) Jenkins
13 2 (0.55%) Grunt
13 2 (0.55%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
13 2 (0.55%) MSBuild
14 1 (0.28%) NDepend
General
1 25 (6.91%) Marketing
2 23 (6.35%) Finance
3 14 (3.87%) Telecoms
4 6 (1.66%) Billing
5 5 (1.38%) Games
6 4 (1.10%) Banking
6 4 (1.10%) Retail
7 3 (0.83%) Military
7 3 (0.83%) Electronics
7 3 (0.83%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 343 (94.75%) Developer
2 253 (69.89%) .NET Developer
3 183 (50.55%) C# Developer
4 156 (43.09%) C# .NET Developer
5 87 (24.03%) ASP.NET Developer
6 77 (21.27%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 75 (20.72%) Web Developer
8 70 (19.34%) Senior Developer
9 59 (16.30%) Software Developer
10 49 (13.54%) .NET Web Developer
11 34 (9.39%) Senior C# Developer
12 32 (8.84%) C# Software Developer
13 29 (8.01%) C# Web Developer
13 29 (8.01%) Software Engineer
13 29 (8.01%) .NET Software Developer
14 27 (7.46%) Analyst
15 26 (7.18%) Programmer
16 25 (6.91%) C# Software Engineer
17 23 (6.35%) .NET Software Engineer
18 21 (5.80%) C# Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 355 (98.07%) .NET
2 282 (77.90%) ASP.NET
3 215 (59.39%) WCF
4 209 (57.73%) HTML
5 198 (54.70%) CSS
6 179 (49.45%) .NET Framework
7 147 (40.61%) ASP.NET MVC
8 136 (37.57%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
9 134 (37.02%) jQuery
10 112 (30.94%) Web Services
11 97 (26.80%) WPF
12 96 (26.52%) XML
13 66 (18.23%) ASP.NET Web Forms
14 51 (14.09%) Ajax
15 45 (12.43%) Razor View Engine
16 44 (12.15%) ASP.NET MVC 4
17 43 (11.88%) NHibernate
18 41 (11.33%) XSLT
18 41 (11.33%) REST
19 39 (10.77%) ADO.NET
Miscellaneous
1 56 (15.47%) Computer Science
2 35 (9.67%) N-Tier
3 26 (7.18%) Client/Server
4 22 (6.08%) Mathematics
4 22 (6.08%) Physics
5 21 (5.80%) W3C
6 17 (4.70%) Social Media
7 12 (3.31%) Social Network
8 6 (1.66%) Mobile App
8 6 (1.66%) Inversion of Control
9 4 (1.10%) Management Information System
10 3 (0.83%) Web 2.0
10 3 (0.83%) Statistics
11 2 (0.55%) DTV
12 1 (0.28%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 39 (10.77%) Windows
2 7 (1.93%) Android
2 7 (1.93%) Apple iOS
3 4 (1.10%) Windows Server 2012
3 4 (1.10%) Windows Phone
4 3 (0.83%) Windows Phone 8
4 3 (0.83%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (0.83%) Linux
4 3 (0.83%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 250 (69.06%) MVC
2 150 (41.44%) TDD
3 104 (28.73%) Agile Software Development
4 96 (26.52%) OO
5 86 (23.76%) Scrum
6 56 (15.47%) Web Development
7 52 (14.36%) Unit Testing
8 51 (14.09%) E-Commerce
9 47 (12.98%) Continuous Integration
9 47 (12.98%) Web Application Development
10 45 (12.43%) Software Engineering
11 40 (11.05%) UML
12 37 (10.22%) SOA
13 30 (8.29%) OOD
14 28 (7.73%) BDD
15 27 (7.46%) Refactoring
16 22 (6.08%) OOP
17 19 (5.25%) Kanban
18 18 (4.97%) Enterprise Architecture
19 17 (4.70%) SEO
Programming Languages
1 356 (98.34%) C#
2 192 (53.04%) SQL
3 158 (43.65%) JavaScript
4 92 (25.41%) VB.NET
5 88 (24.31%) T-SQL
6 34 (9.39%) VB
7 16 (4.42%) TypeScript
8 15 (4.14%) VBA
9 10 (2.76%) PL/SQL
10 7 (1.93%) Ruby
11 4 (1.10%) XAML
11 4 (1.10%) Python
11 4 (1.10%) PHP
12 3 (0.83%) Shell Script
13 2 (0.55%) XPath
14 1 (0.28%) C++
14 1 (0.28%) C
Qualifications
1 87 (24.03%) Degree
2 4 (1.10%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (0.55%) MCP
3 2 (0.55%) MCSD
4 1 (0.28%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (4.42%) WCAG
2 3 (0.83%) QA
2 3 (0.83%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 4 (1.10%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (0.83%) VirtualBox
Vendors
1 98 (27.07%) Microsoft
2 19 (5.25%) Oracle
3 10 (2.76%) SAP
4 9 (2.49%) Sitecore
5 7 (1.93%) Wonderware
6 6 (1.66%) Google
7 4 (1.10%) Ektron
7 4 (1.10%) VMware
7 4 (1.10%) Telerik
8 3 (0.83%) Zend
8 3 (0.83%) Salesforce.com
9 1 (0.28%) Symantec
9 1 (0.28%) Atlassian
9 1 (0.28%) DevExpress
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