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 salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited LINQ over the 3 months to 5 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
5 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Language Integrated Query (LINQ)
Rank 157 132 119
Rank change year-on-year
-25 -13
Permanent jobs citing LINQ 80 125 156
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 1.41% 1.95% 2.22%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 3.72% 4.77% 4.80%
Number of salaries quoted 73 118 146
Median salary £45,000 £40,000 £36,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+12.50% +11.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,500 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £45,000 £44,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -
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
2152 2621 3252
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 38.03% 40.95% 46.35%
Number of salaries quoted 1853 2209 2770
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £36,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +11.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

LINQ
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

The demand trend of job ads across the North West region citing LINQ as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 5 May 2016.

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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing LINQ within the North West region over the 3 months to 5 May 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester -30 59 £48,000 +12.94% 13
Cheshire +12 14 £31,500 -21.25% 3
Lancashire +4 7 £38,750 +40.90% 1
LINQ
England

LINQ
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 5 May 2016, IT jobs citing LINQ also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the North West region with a requirement for LINQ.

1 199 (100.00%) C#
2 196 (98.49%) .NET
3 163 (81.91%) ASP.NET
4 162 (81.41%) HTML
5 158 (79.40%) CSS
6 141 (70.85%) jQuery
7 130 (65.33%) SQL Server
8 121 (60.80%) JavaScript
9 120 (60.30%) MVC
10 118 (59.30%) SQL
11 112 (56.28%) Agile Software Development
12 100 (50.25%) Web Services
13 77 (38.69%) WCF
14 74 (37.19%) T-SQL
15 72 (36.18%) TDD
16 66 (33.17%) Scrum
17 64 (32.16%) .NET Framework
18 62 (31.16%) HTML5
18 62 (31.16%) CSS3
19 61 (30.65%) OO
20 55 (27.64%) WPF
20 55 (27.64%) Web Development
20 55 (27.64%) NUnit
21 50 (25.13%) SOAP
21 50 (25.13%) Continuous Integration
21 50 (25.13%) Entity Framework
22 49 (24.62%) ASP.NET MVC
22 49 (24.62%) Finance
23 48 (24.12%) Software Engineering
24 47 (23.62%) XML

LINQ
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 23 (11.56%) IIS
2 8 (4.02%) CMS
3 5 (2.51%) Node.js
4 4 (2.01%) Umbraco
5 1 (0.50%) Apache
Applications
1 18 (9.05%) Fireworks
1 18 (9.05%) Photoshop
2 14 (7.04%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 6 (3.02%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 5 (2.51%) Visualfiles
3 2 (1.01%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 9 (4.52%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.50%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (4.52%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 130 (65.33%) SQL Server
2 33 (16.58%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 10 (5.03%) Crystal Reports
4 9 (4.52%) Relational Database
5 8 (4.02%) MySQL
5 8 (4.02%) SQL Server 2008
6 6 (3.02%) Couchbase
6 6 (3.02%) SQL Server 2012
6 6 (3.02%) SQL Server 2014
7 5 (2.51%) SQL Server 2005
8 4 (2.01%) PostgreSQL
8 4 (2.01%) SQLite
9 1 (0.50%) Big Data
9 1 (0.50%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 55 (27.64%) NUnit
2 39 (19.60%) Subversion
3 36 (18.09%) MSTest
4 31 (15.58%) Visual Studio
5 22 (11.06%) Team Foundation Server
6 20 (10.05%) Selenium
7 16 (8.04%) Git (software)
7 16 (8.04%) SpecFlow
8 15 (7.54%) Moq
9 10 (5.03%) JIRA
10 5 (2.51%) Karma Test Runner
10 5 (2.51%) ReSharper
10 5 (2.51%) SonarQube
11 4 (2.01%) FxCop
11 4 (2.01%) Gerrit
11 4 (2.01%) Jenkins
11 4 (2.01%) StyleCop
11 4 (2.01%) TeamCity
11 4 (2.01%) WiX
12 3 (1.51%) CruiseControl
General
1 49 (24.62%) Finance
2 15 (7.54%) Marketing
3 10 (5.03%) Retail
4 6 (3.02%) Electronics
4 6 (3.02%) Manufacturing
4 6 (3.02%) Telecoms
5 3 (1.51%) Law
5 3 (1.51%) Legal
6 2 (1.01%) Back Office
6 2 (1.01%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 164 (82.41%) Developer
2 128 (64.32%) .NET Developer
3 118 (59.30%) C# Developer
4 94 (47.24%) C# .NET Developer
5 73 (36.68%) ASP.NET Developer
6 58 (29.15%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 49 (24.62%) SQL Developer
8 44 (22.11%) C# Software Developer
9 43 (21.61%) Web Developer
10 41 (20.60%) Software Developer
11 39 (19.60%) .NET Web Developer
11 39 (19.60%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
12 35 (17.59%) JavaScript Developer
13 33 (16.58%) C# Web Developer
14 30 (15.08%) C# Software Engineer
14 30 (15.08%) Senior Developer
14 30 (15.08%) Software Engineer
15 28 (14.07%) .NET Software Developer
15 28 (14.07%) HTML Developer
16 26 (13.07%) .NET Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 196 (98.49%) .NET
2 163 (81.91%) ASP.NET
3 162 (81.41%) HTML
4 158 (79.40%) CSS
5 141 (70.85%) jQuery
6 100 (50.25%) Web Services
7 77 (38.69%) WCF
8 64 (32.16%) .NET Framework
9 62 (31.16%) CSS3
9 62 (31.16%) HTML5
10 55 (27.64%) WPF
11 50 (25.13%) Entity Framework
11 50 (25.13%) SOAP
12 49 (24.62%) ASP.NET MVC
13 47 (23.62%) XML
14 45 (22.61%) Ajax
14 45 (22.61%) ASP.NET Web Forms
15 37 (18.59%) WF
16 34 (17.09%) XSLT
17 32 (16.08%) ASP.NET 2.0
Miscellaneous
1 17 (8.54%) Computer Science
2 16 (8.04%) Analytical Skills
3 12 (6.03%) N-Tier
4 11 (5.53%) Mathematics
4 11 (5.53%) Physics
5 9 (4.52%) Enterprise Software
6 5 (2.51%) Health Informatics
6 5 (2.51%) Informatics
6 5 (2.51%) User Experience
7 3 (1.51%) Blog
8 1 (0.50%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 37 (18.59%) Windows
2 7 (3.52%) Windows Server 2012
3 6 (3.02%) Linux
4 1 (0.50%) Ubuntu
4 1 (0.50%) Windows 8
4 1 (0.50%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 120 (60.30%) MVC
2 112 (56.28%) Agile Software Development
3 72 (36.18%) TDD
4 66 (33.17%) Scrum
5 61 (30.65%) OO
6 55 (27.64%) Web Development
7 50 (25.13%) Continuous Integration
8 48 (24.12%) Software Engineering
9 36 (18.09%) MVVM
10 35 (17.59%) UML
11 34 (17.09%) OOP
12 26 (13.07%) DSDM
12 26 (13.07%) RUP
12 26 (13.07%) Service Delivery
12 26 (13.07%) Use Case
13 25 (12.56%) BDD
14 24 (12.06%) Kanban
15 21 (10.55%) SOA
16 19 (9.55%) Workflow
17 18 (9.05%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 199 (100.00%) C#
2 121 (60.80%) JavaScript
3 118 (59.30%) SQL
4 74 (37.19%) T-SQL
5 29 (14.57%) C++
5 29 (14.57%) Java
6 26 (13.07%) PL/SQL
7 9 (4.52%) VBA
8 7 (3.52%) VB.NET
9 5 (2.51%) XPath
10 4 (2.01%) Ruby
10 4 (2.01%) Shell Script
11 3 (1.51%) C
11 3 (1.51%) Scala
11 3 (1.51%) VB
12 2 (1.01%) PHP
13 1 (0.50%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 16 (8.04%) Degree
2 4 (2.01%) ISEB
2 4 (2.01%) ISTQB
2 4 (2.01%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 4 (2.01%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (2.01%) Wonderware InTouch
Vendors
1 20 (10.05%) Microsoft
2 6 (3.02%) SAP
3 5 (2.51%) Ektron
4 4 (2.01%) VMware
4 4 (2.01%) Wonderware
5 2 (1.01%) Google
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