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 30 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Language Integrated Query (LINQ)
Rank 121 83 105
Rank change year-on-year
-38 +22
Permanent jobs citing LINQ 138 218 169
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 2.11% 3.05% 2.33%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 5.19% 6.95% 4.89%
Number of salaries quoted 129 179 159
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £36,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% +4.16%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £30,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £47,900 £51,800 £43,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%
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
2660 3138 3455
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 40.75% 43.92% 47.64%
Number of salaries quoted 2240 2643 3076
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 £28,000 £26,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £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 30 July 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 30 July 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
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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 -12 98 £42,500 +7.59% 15
Cheshire -20 33 £40,000 +14.28% 6
Lancashire -16 5 £36,500 +19.67%
Merseyside +7 2 £35,000 -4.10% 2
LINQ
England

LINQ
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 30 July 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.

1 261 (98.12%) .NET
2 256 (96.24%) C#
3 203 (76.32%) SQL Server
4 201 (75.56%) ASP.NET
5 155 (58.27%) MVC
6 154 (57.89%) HTML
7 151 (56.77%) CSS
8 144 (54.14%) Agile Software Development
9 140 (52.63%) Web Services
10 131 (49.25%) WCF
11 123 (46.24%) jQuery
12 122 (45.86%) TDD
13 114 (42.86%) SQL
14 105 (39.47%) JavaScript
15 92 (34.59%) ASP.NET MVC
16 87 (32.71%) XML
16 87 (32.71%) .NET Framework
17 85 (31.95%) Windows
18 84 (31.58%) NUnit
19 77 (28.95%) Microsoft
20 73 (27.44%) HTML5
21 71 (26.69%) Scrum
22 69 (25.94%) OO
22 69 (25.94%) Entity Framework
23 67 (25.19%) WPF
24 64 (24.06%) Finance
25 57 (21.43%) UML
25 57 (21.43%) T-SQL
25 57 (21.43%) Continuous Integration
26 56 (21.05%) Team Foundation Server

LINQ
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 (8.65%) IIS
2 15 (5.64%) CMS
3 4 (1.50%) SharePoint
Applications
1 22 (8.27%) MS Excel
2 13 (4.89%) Fireworks
2 13 (4.89%) Photoshop
3 4 (1.50%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.38%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (0.38%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 42 (15.79%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.38%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 22 (8.27%) Internet
2 14 (5.26%) Intranet
3 3 (1.13%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 203 (76.32%) SQL Server
2 49 (18.42%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 28 (10.53%) SQL Server 2008
4 6 (2.26%) SQL Server 2005
4 6 (2.26%) MySQL
5 3 (1.13%) Relational Database
5 3 (1.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (0.75%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (0.38%) SQLite
7 1 (0.38%) MongoDB
7 1 (0.38%) Data Mining
7 1 (0.38%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 84 (31.58%) NUnit
2 56 (21.05%) Team Foundation Server
3 54 (20.30%) Subversion
4 39 (14.66%) Git (software)
5 33 (12.41%) Visual Studio
6 28 (10.53%) Rhino Mocks
7 27 (10.15%) Selenium
8 21 (7.89%) Cucumber
9 20 (7.52%) MSTest
10 8 (3.01%) Moq
11 7 (2.63%) SpecFlow
11 7 (2.63%) Dreamweaver
12 4 (1.50%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
13 2 (0.75%) VSS/SourceSafe
13 2 (0.75%) Jenkins
13 2 (0.75%) Servoy
14 1 (0.38%) Gerrit
14 1 (0.38%) WiX
14 1 (0.38%) FxCop
14 1 (0.38%) StyleCop
General
1 64 (24.06%) Finance
2 21 (7.89%) Advertising
3 4 (1.50%) Games
3 4 (1.50%) Manufacturing
4 3 (1.13%) Automotive
5 2 (0.75%) Banking
6 1 (0.38%) Retail
6 1 (0.38%) Marketing
6 1 (0.38%) Aerospace
6 1 (0.38%) Electronics
6 1 (0.38%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 237 (89.10%) Developer
2 143 (53.76%) .NET Developer
3 129 (48.50%) C# Developer
4 96 (36.09%) C# .NET Developer
5 82 (30.83%) Web Developer
5 82 (30.83%) ASP.NET Developer
6 78 (29.32%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 57 (21.43%) C# Web Developer
7 57 (21.43%) .NET Web Developer
7 57 (21.43%) Software Developer
8 39 (14.66%) Agile C# Developer
9 29 (10.90%) C# Software Developer
9 29 (10.90%) Senior Developer
10 16 (6.02%) Senior .NET Developer
11 14 (5.26%) Software Engineer
12 11 (4.14%) Senior C# Developer
13 10 (3.76%) C# Software Engineer
14 9 (3.38%) .NET Software Engineer
15 8 (3.01%) Agile .NET Developer
16 7 (2.63%) Senior Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 261 (98.12%) .NET
2 201 (75.56%) ASP.NET
3 154 (57.89%) HTML
4 151 (56.77%) CSS
5 140 (52.63%) Web Services
6 131 (49.25%) WCF
7 123 (46.24%) jQuery
8 92 (34.59%) ASP.NET MVC
9 87 (32.71%) .NET Framework
9 87 (32.71%) XML
10 73 (27.44%) HTML5
11 69 (25.94%) Entity Framework
12 67 (25.19%) WPF
13 55 (20.68%) SOAP
14 53 (19.92%) Ajax
15 51 (19.17%) REST
16 46 (17.29%) CSS3
17 41 (15.41%) ASP.NET 2.0
18 37 (13.91%) MSMQ
19 35 (13.16%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 46 (17.29%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (4.14%) Enterprise Software
3 10 (3.76%) Inversion of Control
3 10 (3.76%) Mobile App
4 8 (3.01%) Tandem
4 8 (3.01%) W3C
5 6 (2.26%) Computer Science
6 3 (1.13%) Management Information System
7 2 (0.75%) N-Tier
8 1 (0.38%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 85 (31.95%) Windows
2 17 (6.39%) Windows Server 2012
3 10 (3.76%) Android
4 1 (0.38%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 155 (58.27%) MVC
2 144 (54.14%) Agile Software Development
3 122 (45.86%) TDD
4 71 (26.69%) Scrum
5 69 (25.94%) OO
6 57 (21.43%) UML
6 57 (21.43%) Continuous Integration
7 45 (16.92%) Web Application Development
8 35 (13.16%) Kanban
9 34 (12.78%) Unit Testing
9 34 (12.78%) SDLC
10 31 (11.65%) BDD
11 25 (9.40%) MVVM
12 23 (8.65%) Software Engineering
13 21 (7.89%) Web Development
13 21 (7.89%) Scrum-ban
14 16 (6.02%) OOP
15 11 (4.14%) E-Commerce
16 10 (3.76%) Workflow
17 9 (3.38%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 256 (96.24%) C#
2 114 (42.86%) SQL
3 105 (39.47%) JavaScript
4 57 (21.43%) T-SQL
5 38 (14.29%) VBA
6 25 (9.40%) Java
7 21 (7.89%) VB.NET
8 18 (6.77%) C++
9 12 (4.51%) VB
10 11 (4.14%) PHP
10 11 (4.14%) PL/SQL
11 9 (3.38%) C
12 3 (1.13%) XAML
13 2 (0.75%) Ruby
13 2 (0.75%) ActionScript
13 2 (0.75%) Embedded C
13 2 (0.75%) Embedded C++
13 2 (0.75%) ActionScript 2.0
14 1 (0.38%) R
14 1 (0.38%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 23 (8.65%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (2.63%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (0.38%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 77 (28.95%) Microsoft
2 10 (3.76%) Salesforce.com
3 8 (3.01%) Zend
4 5 (1.88%) Adobe
5 3 (1.13%) Google
5 3 (1.13%) Ektron
6 2 (0.75%) Telerik
6 2 (0.75%) Wonderware
7 1 (0.38%) VMware
7 1 (0.38%) Oracle
7 1 (0.38%) SAP
7 1 (0.38%) Red Gate
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