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 29 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Language Integrated Query (LINQ)
Rank 130 119 89
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -30
Permanent jobs citing LINQ 135 137 229
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 1.86% 2.04% 2.88%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 4.45% 4.06% 5.47%
Number of salaries quoted 124 137 219
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,300 £29,750 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £43,200 £45,000 £39,200
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
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
3033 3372 4188
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 41.71% 50.30% 52.75%
Number of salaries quoted 2656 3000 3794
Average salary £37,500 £36,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.16% +2.85%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £27,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £45,000 £48,500
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 29 December 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 29 December 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 -14 73 £40,000 +6.66% 2
Cheshire +26 51 £37,500 - 6
Lancashire -7 11 £30,500 -
LINQ
England

LINQ
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 29 December 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.

1 373 (97.39%) C#
2 363 (94.78%) .NET
3 294 (76.76%) ASP.NET
4 258 (67.36%) MVC
5 241 (62.92%) HTML
6 225 (58.75%) CSS
7 218 (56.92%) Agile Software Development
8 213 (55.61%) SQL Server
9 200 (52.22%) WCF
10 186 (48.56%) JavaScript
11 178 (46.48%) SQL
12 170 (44.39%) jQuery
13 149 (38.90%) .NET Framework
14 144 (37.60%) Web Services
15 124 (32.38%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
16 114 (29.77%) OO
17 111 (28.98%) Microsoft
18 101 (26.37%) ASP.NET MVC
19 96 (25.07%) TDD
20 91 (23.76%) Scrum
20 91 (23.76%) Windows
21 88 (22.98%) VB.NET
22 82 (21.41%) ASP.NET Web Forms
23 80 (20.89%) Finance
24 79 (20.63%) Visual Studio
25 61 (15.93%) IIS
25 61 (15.93%) T-SQL
25 61 (15.93%) WPF
26 58 (15.14%) Ajax
27 55 (14.36%) Team Foundation Server

LINQ
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 29 December 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 61 (15.93%) IIS
2 38 (9.92%) Umbraco
3 35 (9.14%) CMS
4 22 (5.74%) SharePoint
5 15 (3.92%) WordPress
6 14 (3.66%) Sitecore CMS
7 13 (3.39%) NServiceBus
8 9 (2.35%) Drupal
8 9 (2.35%) JBoss
9 7 (1.83%) Node.js
10 1 (0.26%) Apache
10 1 (0.26%) Confluence
Applications
1 32 (8.36%) MS Excel
2 6 (1.57%) Fireworks
2 6 (1.57%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 2 (0.52%) Google Analytics
Cloud Services
1 46 (12.01%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.26%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.26%) SaaS
2 1 (0.26%) Amazon SQS
2 1 (0.26%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (0.26%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 25 (6.53%) Internet
2 17 (4.44%) Wireless
2 17 (4.44%) Intranet
3 2 (0.52%) HTTP
4 1 (0.26%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 213 (55.61%) SQL Server
2 54 (14.10%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 46 (12.01%) MySQL
4 34 (8.88%) SQL Server 2008
5 31 (8.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 30 (7.83%) SQL Server 2012
7 20 (5.22%) SQL Server 2005
8 13 (3.39%) RavenDB
9 10 (2.61%) DTS
10 7 (1.83%) MongoDB
11 4 (1.04%) Relational Database
12 2 (0.52%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 79 (20.63%) Visual Studio
2 55 (14.36%) Team Foundation Server
3 53 (13.84%) NUnit
4 42 (10.97%) Subversion
5 41 (10.70%) Git (software)
6 22 (5.74%) Rhino Mocks
7 20 (5.22%) Moq
8 16 (4.18%) Selenium
9 12 (3.13%) ReSharper
10 11 (2.87%) MSBuild
10 11 (2.87%) Grunt
11 10 (2.61%) Cucumber
11 10 (2.61%) JIRA
12 8 (2.09%) MSTest
13 6 (1.57%) SpecFlow
14 2 (0.52%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
15 1 (0.26%) Octopus Deploy
15 1 (0.26%) NDepend
15 1 (0.26%) StyleCop
15 1 (0.26%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 80 (20.89%) Finance
2 25 (6.53%) Marketing
3 23 (6.01%) Retail
4 18 (4.70%) Telecoms
5 17 (4.44%) Financial Institution
6 10 (2.61%) Advertising
7 9 (2.35%) Games
8 7 (1.83%) Banking
9 6 (1.57%) Billing
10 4 (1.04%) Multimedia
11 2 (0.52%) Law
Job Titles
1 363 (94.78%) Developer
2 216 (56.40%) .NET Developer
3 161 (42.04%) C# Developer
4 116 (30.29%) C# .NET Developer
5 112 (29.24%) ASP.NET Developer
6 102 (26.63%) Web Developer
7 86 (22.45%) Senior Developer
8 78 (20.37%) C# ASP.NET Developer
9 70 (18.28%) .NET Web Developer
10 43 (11.23%) Senior C# Developer
11 37 (9.66%) Software Developer
12 30 (7.83%) C# Web Developer
13 27 (7.05%) C# Software Developer
14 23 (6.01%) Senior .NET Developer
15 17 (4.44%) .NET Software Developer
16 14 (3.66%) Agile C# Developer
16 14 (3.66%) VB.NET Developer
17 13 (3.39%) Junior
18 12 (3.13%) Senior Web Developer
18 12 (3.13%) Junior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 363 (94.78%) .NET
2 294 (76.76%) ASP.NET
3 241 (62.92%) HTML
4 225 (58.75%) CSS
5 200 (52.22%) WCF
6 170 (44.39%) jQuery
7 149 (38.90%) .NET Framework
8 144 (37.60%) Web Services
9 124 (32.38%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
10 101 (26.37%) ASP.NET MVC
11 82 (21.41%) ASP.NET Web Forms
12 61 (15.93%) WPF
13 58 (15.14%) Ajax
14 52 (13.58%) XML
15 50 (13.05%) SOAP
16 47 (12.27%) HTML5
17 41 (10.70%) XHTML
18 37 (9.66%) Backbone.js
19 31 (8.09%) WinForms
20 28 (7.31%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 26 (6.79%) Analytical Skills
2 23 (6.01%) Computer Science
3 17 (4.44%) W3C
4 15 (3.92%) Mathematics
4 15 (3.92%) Physics
5 10 (2.61%) Social Media
6 8 (2.09%) Mobile App
6 8 (2.09%) User Experience
7 7 (1.83%) Enterprise Software
7 7 (1.83%) Social Network
8 5 (1.31%) SCORM
9 3 (0.78%) N-Tier
10 2 (0.52%) Client/Server
10 2 (0.52%) Replication
11 1 (0.26%) Semantic Web
11 1 (0.26%) Linked Data
Operating Systems
1 91 (23.76%) Windows
2 19 (4.96%) Apple iOS
3 13 (3.39%) Android
4 7 (1.83%) Windows Phone 8
4 7 (1.83%) Windows Phone
5 4 (1.04%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 258 (67.36%) MVC
2 218 (56.92%) Agile Software Development
3 114 (29.77%) OO
4 96 (25.07%) TDD
5 91 (23.76%) Scrum
6 53 (13.84%) OOP
7 51 (13.32%) Web Application Development
8 46 (12.01%) Web Development
9 42 (10.97%) Unit Testing
10 41 (10.70%) E-Commerce
11 40 (10.44%) Software Engineering
12 35 (9.14%) MVVM
13 34 (8.88%) Continuous Integration
14 29 (7.57%) Coaching
15 25 (6.53%) UML
15 25 (6.53%) SOA
16 24 (6.27%) BDD
17 21 (5.48%) OOD
18 19 (4.96%) Domain-Driven Design
19 18 (4.70%) Dependency Injection
Programming Languages
1 373 (97.39%) C#
2 186 (48.56%) JavaScript
3 178 (46.48%) SQL
4 88 (22.98%) VB.NET
5 61 (15.93%) T-SQL
6 29 (7.57%) VB
7 16 (4.18%) PHP
8 11 (2.87%) Ruby
8 11 (2.87%) Java
9 10 (2.61%) XPath
10 7 (1.83%) XAML
11 5 (1.31%) C++
11 5 (1.31%) VBA
12 2 (0.52%) Python
12 2 (0.52%) PL/SQL
13 1 (0.26%) SPARQL
13 1 (0.26%) R
Qualifications
1 44 (11.49%) Degree
2 3 (0.78%) MCP
3 2 (0.52%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (4.44%) SLA
2 7 (1.83%) WCAG
3 3 (0.78%) QA
Vendors
1 111 (28.98%) Microsoft
2 23 (6.01%) Sitecore
3 12 (3.13%) Wonderware
4 11 (2.87%) Salesforce.com
4 11 (2.87%) Telerik
4 11 (2.87%) Google
5 9 (2.35%) Zend
6 1 (0.26%) Atlassian
6 1 (0.26%) DevExpress
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