The table below looks at the statistics for LINQ skills in IT jobs advertised for the South West region. Included is a guide to the salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited LINQ over the 3 months to 27 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
27 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Language Integrated Query (LINQ)
Rank 208 167 205
Rank change year-on-year
-41 +38
Permanent jobs citing LINQ 34 77 32
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 0.64% 1.33% 0.54%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.66% 3.18% 1.21%
Number of salaries quoted 34 75 29
Median salary £36,250 £36,000 £36,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+0.69% -
90% offered a salary of more than £30,450 £32,000 £30,500
10% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £45,000 £42,500
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 South West region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
South West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
2050 2419 2637
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 38.43% 41.74% 44.55%
Number of salaries quoted 1787 2166 2300
Median salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a salary of more than £29,250 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £52,500
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

LINQ
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

The demand trend of job ads across the South 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 South West

LINQ
Salary Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing LINQ across the South West region.

LINQ Salary Trend in the South West

LINQ
Salary Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing LINQ across the South West region over the 3 months to 27 May 2016.

LINQ Salary Histogram in the South West

LINQ
Job Locations in the South West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing LINQ within the South West region over the 3 months to 27 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
Dorset -8 11 £38,750 +10.71% 5
Wiltshire +3 10 £32,500 -13.33% 1
Bristol +3 6 £42,500 -5.55% 4
Devon +1 5 £30,000 -14.28% 1
Somerset -9 2 £38,750 +10.71%
LINQ
England

LINQ
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 27 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 South West region with a requirement for LINQ.

1 90 (100.00%) .NET
2 86 (95.56%) C#
3 84 (93.33%) ASP.NET
4 64 (71.11%) SQL Server
5 61 (67.78%) MVC
6 58 (64.44%) SQL
6 58 (64.44%) .NET Framework
7 55 (61.11%) Entity Framework
8 49 (54.44%) ASP.NET MVC
9 48 (53.33%) Microsoft
9 48 (53.33%) HTML
10 45 (50.00%) JavaScript
10 45 (50.00%) CSS
11 42 (46.67%) Web Development
12 40 (44.44%) jQuery
12 40 (44.44%) Agile Software Development
13 36 (40.00%) VB.NET
14 28 (31.11%) Unit Testing
15 26 (28.89%) Web Services
16 25 (27.78%) T-SQL
17 24 (26.67%) Finance
17 24 (26.67%) Software Engineering
18 23 (25.56%) Degree
19 22 (24.44%) AngularJS
20 21 (23.33%) TDD
21 20 (22.22%) Visual Studio
22 18 (20.00%) WCF
23 17 (18.89%) OO
24 16 (17.78%) MS Excel
25 15 (16.67%) ASP.NET Web API

LINQ
Top Related IT Skills in the South 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 10 (11.11%) SharePoint
2 6 (6.67%) Apache
2 6 (6.67%) JBoss
3 3 (3.33%) CMS
3 3 (3.33%) IIS
4 2 (2.22%) Node.js
4 2 (2.22%) Umbraco
5 1 (1.11%) Drupal
5 1 (1.11%) Joomla!
5 1 (1.11%) WordPress
Applications
1 16 (17.78%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 7 (7.78%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (1.11%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 8 (8.89%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (2.22%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.11%) FTP
1 1 (1.11%) Intranet
1 1 (1.11%) RS-232
1 1 (1.11%) RS-485
1 1 (1.11%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 64 (71.11%) SQL Server
2 11 (12.22%) MS Access
2 11 (12.22%) SQL Server 2014
2 11 (12.22%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 11 (12.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 11 (12.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 5 (5.56%) MySQL
4 2 (2.22%) MongoDB
4 2 (2.22%) NoSQL
4 2 (2.22%) Relational Database
4 2 (2.22%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (1.11%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (1.11%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (1.11%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 20 (22.22%) Visual Studio
2 13 (14.44%) NUnit
3 9 (10.00%) Moq
4 7 (7.78%) Team Foundation Server
5 4 (4.44%) Subversion
6 2 (2.22%) JIRA
6 2 (2.22%) ReSharper
6 2 (2.22%) Rhino Mocks
7 1 (1.11%) MSTest
7 1 (1.11%) NSubstitute
7 1 (1.11%) Selenium
7 1 (1.11%) VisualSVN
General
1 24 (26.67%) Finance
2 8 (8.89%) Electronics
3 7 (7.78%) Manufacturing
3 7 (7.78%) Marketing
3 7 (7.78%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.11%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 89 (98.89%) Developer
2 54 (60.00%) C# Developer
3 43 (47.78%) .NET Developer
4 29 (32.22%) Software Developer
5 28 (31.11%) C# .NET Developer
6 25 (27.78%) .NET Software Developer
7 24 (26.67%) ASP.NET Developer
8 22 (24.44%) C# ASP.NET Developer
9 20 (22.22%) C# Software Developer
10 18 (20.00%) SQL Developer
11 17 (18.89%) Web Developer
12 11 (12.22%) Agile Developer
12 11 (12.22%) Senior Developer
13 10 (11.11%) Agile .NET Developer
13 10 (11.11%) Agile C# Developer
14 8 (8.89%) Senior C# Developer
15 7 (7.78%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
15 7 (7.78%) Silverlight Developer
15 7 (7.78%) WPF Developer
16 4 (4.44%) WCF Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 90 (100.00%) .NET
2 84 (93.33%) ASP.NET
3 58 (64.44%) .NET Framework
4 55 (61.11%) Entity Framework
5 49 (54.44%) ASP.NET MVC
6 48 (53.33%) HTML
7 45 (50.00%) CSS
8 40 (44.44%) jQuery
9 26 (28.89%) Web Services
10 22 (24.44%) AngularJS
11 18 (20.00%) WCF
12 15 (16.67%) ASP.NET Web API
13 14 (15.56%) Ajax
13 14 (15.56%) ASP.NET Web Forms
14 12 (13.33%) Razor View Engine
14 12 (13.33%) REST
14 12 (13.33%) SOAP
15 11 (12.22%) Classic ASP
16 10 (11.11%) JSON
17 9 (10.00%) Silverlight
Miscellaneous
1 9 (10.00%) Computer Science
1 9 (10.00%) Mathematics
1 9 (10.00%) Physics
2 3 (3.33%) User Experience
3 2 (2.22%) N-Tier
3 2 (2.22%) Social Network
4 1 (1.11%) Inversion of Control
4 1 (1.11%) RIA
4 1 (1.11%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 3 (3.33%) Windows
2 1 (1.11%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 61 (67.78%) MVC
2 42 (46.67%) Web Development
3 40 (44.44%) Agile Software Development
4 28 (31.11%) Unit Testing
5 24 (26.67%) Software Engineering
6 21 (23.33%) TDD
7 17 (18.89%) OO
8 12 (13.33%) BDD
8 12 (13.33%) SDLC
9 11 (12.22%) OOD
10 9 (10.00%) Machine Learning
10 9 (10.00%) Mentoring
10 9 (10.00%) Performance Improvement
11 8 (8.89%) SOLID
12 7 (7.78%) Business Intelligence
12 7 (7.78%) Digital Marketing
12 7 (7.78%) Programme Management
13 6 (6.67%) Domain-Driven Design
14 5 (5.56%) Scrum
15 4 (4.44%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 86 (95.56%) C#
2 58 (64.44%) SQL
3 45 (50.00%) JavaScript
4 36 (40.00%) VB.NET
5 25 (27.78%) T-SQL
6 10 (11.11%) Java
7 8 (8.89%) XAML
8 3 (3.33%) VB
9 2 (2.22%) C++
10 1 (1.11%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 23 (25.56%) Degree
2 12 (13.33%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.11%) QA
Vendors
1 48 (53.33%) Microsoft
2 7 (7.78%) SAP
3 2 (2.22%) Facebook
3 2 (2.22%) Google
3 2 (2.22%) Twitter
4 1 (1.11%) CA
4 1 (1.11%) DevExpress
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