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

Location
3 months to
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Language Integrated Query (LINQ)
Rank 73 102 117
Rank change year-on-year
+29 +15
Permanent jobs citing LINQ 227 152 150
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 3.10% 2.18% 2.01%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 7.01% 4.58% 4.22%
Number of salaries quoted 182 144 148
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 £27,500 £27,500 £28,200
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,000 £36,000
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +5.55%
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
3239 3321 3555
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 44.21% 47.54% 47.71%
Number of salaries quoted 2739 2973 3229
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 £26,125
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 27 August 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 27 August 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 +6 128 £40,000 +11.11% 16
Cheshire +31 74 £35,000 - 6
Lancashire +16 23 £30,500 +15.09% 3
Merseyside - 4 £37,500 - 2
LINQ
England

LINQ
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 27 August 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.

1 407 (98.07%) C#
2 404 (97.35%) .NET
3 311 (74.94%) ASP.NET
4 282 (67.95%) MVC
5 272 (65.54%) SQL Server
6 242 (58.31%) WCF
7 241 (58.07%) HTML
8 220 (53.01%) CSS
9 210 (50.60%) SQL
10 208 (50.12%) .NET Framework
11 190 (45.78%) JavaScript
12 169 (40.72%) jQuery
13 164 (39.52%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
14 157 (37.83%) ASP.NET MVC
15 154 (37.11%) TDD
16 139 (33.49%) Web Services
17 128 (30.84%) Microsoft
18 125 (30.12%) OO
19 116 (27.95%) Agile Software Development
20 99 (23.86%) T-SQL
20 99 (23.86%) Scrum
21 95 (22.89%) VB.NET
22 91 (21.93%) XML
22 91 (21.93%) WPF
22 91 (21.93%) Degree
23 90 (21.69%) Visual Studio
24 74 (17.83%) ASP.NET Web Forms
25 70 (16.87%) SQL Server 2008
26 68 (16.39%) IIS
27 67 (16.14%) NUnit

LINQ
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 (16.39%) IIS
2 34 (8.19%) SharePoint
3 20 (4.82%) CMS
4 18 (4.34%) Umbraco
5 12 (2.89%) NServiceBus
6 11 (2.65%) Sitecore CMS
7 9 (2.17%) WordPress
8 6 (1.45%) Drupal
9 2 (0.48%) Confluence
9 2 (0.48%) Node.js
10 1 (0.24%) Apache
Applications
1 45 (10.84%) MS Excel
2 6 (1.45%) Fireworks
2 6 (1.45%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 30 (7.23%) 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 32 (7.71%) Internet
2 16 (3.86%) Intranet
3 10 (2.41%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 272 (65.54%) SQL Server
2 70 (16.87%) SQL Server 2008
3 48 (11.57%) SQL Server 2012
4 43 (10.36%) SQL Server 2005
5 39 (9.40%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 36 (8.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 23 (5.54%) MySQL
8 22 (5.30%) RavenDB
9 16 (3.86%) Relational Database
10 5 (1.20%) DTS
11 1 (0.24%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 90 (21.69%) Visual Studio
2 67 (16.14%) NUnit
3 38 (9.16%) Team Foundation Server
4 37 (8.92%) Subversion
5 34 (8.19%) Moq
6 29 (6.99%) Git (software)
6 29 (6.99%) Rhino Mocks
7 21 (5.06%) ReSharper
8 20 (4.82%) SpecFlow
9 16 (3.86%) Selenium
10 10 (2.41%) MSTest
11 6 (1.45%) Cucumber
12 4 (0.96%) StyleCop
13 3 (0.72%) JIRA
13 3 (0.72%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
14 2 (0.48%) Octopus Deploy
14 2 (0.48%) Jenkins
14 2 (0.48%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 2 (0.48%) FxCop
14 2 (0.48%) NDepend
General
1 54 (13.01%) Finance
2 32 (7.71%) Marketing
3 24 (5.78%) Telecoms
4 18 (4.34%) Retail
5 10 (2.41%) Billing
5 10 (2.41%) Financial Institution
6 7 (1.69%) Banking
6 7 (1.69%) Games
7 6 (1.45%) Advertising
8 2 (0.48%) Electronics
8 2 (0.48%) Military
9 1 (0.24%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 399 (96.14%) Developer
2 271 (65.30%) .NET Developer
3 207 (49.88%) C# Developer
4 169 (40.72%) C# .NET Developer
5 98 (23.61%) Senior Developer
6 97 (23.37%) ASP.NET Developer
7 85 (20.48%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 73 (17.59%) Web Developer
9 68 (16.39%) Software Developer
10 49 (11.81%) .NET Web Developer
11 47 (11.33%) Senior C# Developer
12 39 (9.40%) C# Software Developer
13 34 (8.19%) .NET Software Developer
14 27 (6.51%) C# Web Developer
15 26 (6.27%) Software Engineer
16 23 (5.54%) Programmer
16 23 (5.54%) Analyst
16 23 (5.54%) .NET Software Engineer
17 22 (5.30%) Senior .NET Developer
17 22 (5.30%) C# Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 404 (97.35%) .NET
2 311 (74.94%) ASP.NET
3 242 (58.31%) WCF
4 241 (58.07%) HTML
5 220 (53.01%) CSS
6 208 (50.12%) .NET Framework
7 169 (40.72%) jQuery
8 164 (39.52%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
9 157 (37.83%) ASP.NET MVC
10 139 (33.49%) Web Services
11 91 (21.93%) XML
11 91 (21.93%) WPF
12 74 (17.83%) ASP.NET Web Forms
13 55 (13.25%) REST
13 55 (13.25%) Ajax
14 47 (11.33%) NHibernate
15 45 (10.84%) SOAP
16 44 (10.60%) ADO.NET
17 43 (10.36%) ASP.NET MVC 4
18 41 (9.88%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 50 (12.05%) Computer Science
2 28 (6.75%) Mathematics
2 28 (6.75%) Physics
2 28 (6.75%) N-Tier
3 20 (4.82%) Client/Server
4 17 (4.10%) Social Media
4 17 (4.10%) W3C
5 16 (3.86%) Social Network
6 9 (2.17%) Mobile App
7 6 (1.45%) Inversion of Control
8 4 (0.96%) Management Information System
9 1 (0.24%) Replication
9 1 (0.24%) SCORM
Operating Systems
1 65 (15.66%) Windows
2 16 (3.86%) Apple iOS
3 11 (2.65%) Android
4 9 (2.17%) Windows Phone
5 8 (1.93%) Windows Phone 8
6 4 (0.96%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (0.48%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (0.48%) Linux
7 2 (0.48%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 282 (67.95%) MVC
2 154 (37.11%) TDD
3 125 (30.12%) OO
4 116 (27.95%) Agile Software Development
5 99 (23.86%) Scrum
6 65 (15.66%) Unit Testing
7 58 (13.98%) Web Application Development
8 57 (13.73%) Web Development
9 53 (12.77%) Continuous Integration
10 48 (11.57%) E-Commerce
11 47 (11.33%) Software Engineering
12 45 (10.84%) UML
13 44 (10.60%) SOA
14 42 (10.12%) OOP
15 40 (9.64%) OOD
16 29 (6.99%) Refactoring
17 27 (6.51%) BDD
18 25 (6.02%) Domain-Driven Design
19 22 (5.30%) Kanban
19 22 (5.30%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 407 (98.07%) C#
2 210 (50.60%) SQL
3 190 (45.78%) JavaScript
4 99 (23.86%) T-SQL
5 95 (22.89%) VB.NET
6 39 (9.40%) VB
7 16 (3.86%) TypeScript
8 15 (3.61%) VBA
9 10 (2.41%) PL/SQL
9 10 (2.41%) Ruby
10 8 (1.93%) XPath
11 6 (1.45%) Java
12 5 (1.20%) XAML
13 4 (0.96%) Python
13 4 (0.96%) PHP
14 2 (0.48%) C++
14 2 (0.48%) Shell Script
15 1 (0.24%) R
15 1 (0.24%) C
Qualifications
1 91 (21.93%) Degree
2 3 (0.72%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (0.48%) MCP
3 2 (0.48%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (2.41%) SLA
2 9 (2.17%) WCAG
3 3 (0.72%) QA
4 2 (0.48%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 3 (0.72%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (0.48%) VirtualBox
Vendors
1 128 (30.84%) Microsoft
2 12 (2.89%) Oracle
2 12 (2.89%) Sitecore
3 10 (2.41%) SAP
3 10 (2.41%) Telerik
3 10 (2.41%) Wonderware
4 7 (1.69%) Google
5 6 (1.45%) Zend
5 6 (1.45%) JBoss
5 6 (1.45%) Salesforce.com
6 3 (0.72%) VMware
7 2 (0.48%) Atlassian
7 2 (0.48%) DevExpress
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