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 average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited LINQ over the 3 months to 29 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Language Integrated Query (LINQ)
Rank 181 181 151
Rank change year-on-year
0 -30
Permanent jobs citing LINQ 62 49 69
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 1.06% 0.80% 1.32%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 2.42% 1.83% 2.98%
Number of salaries quoted 56 45 59
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £31,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +20.96%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,000 £31,700 £24,500
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £43,400 £47,500
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 South West region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
South West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
2558 2678 2313
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 43.88% 43.84% 44.15%
Number of salaries quoted 2205 2309 2075
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £46,500 £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 South West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing LINQ across the South West region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 29 July 2015.

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 average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing LINQ within the South West region over the 3 months to 29 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
(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
Dorset +30 28 £35,500 -5.33% 5
Gloucestershire +1 16 £38,750 -8.82% 1
Wiltshire -29 8 £37,500 -2.59% 1
Devon -8 6 £35,000 +14.75% 1
Somerset +14 2 £36,750 +22.50% 1
Bristol -20 2 £47,500 +33.80% 1
LINQ
England

LINQ
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 29 July 2015, IT jobs across the South 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.

1 150 (100.00%) C#
2 143 (95.33%) .NET
3 126 (84.00%) SQL Server
3 126 (84.00%) ASP.NET
4 123 (82.00%) MVC
5 84 (56.00%) ASP.NET MVC
6 83 (55.33%) .NET Framework
7 79 (52.67%) JavaScript
7 79 (52.67%) SQL
8 71 (47.33%) WCF
9 69 (46.00%) Entity Framework
10 67 (44.67%) jQuery
11 64 (42.67%) HTML
12 62 (41.33%) CSS
12 62 (41.33%) Agile Software Development
13 48 (32.00%) Microsoft
14 45 (30.00%) TDD
14 45 (30.00%) Subversion
15 43 (28.67%) NUnit
16 42 (28.00%) OO
17 40 (26.67%) Visual Studio
17 40 (26.67%) NHibernate
17 40 (26.67%) Rhino Mocks
18 39 (26.00%) Web Services
19 37 (24.67%) T-SQL
19 37 (24.67%) Ajax
19 37 (24.67%) WPF
19 37 (24.67%) Scrum
19 37 (24.67%) SDLC
20 34 (22.67%) Team Foundation Server

LINQ
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 2015, IT jobs across the South 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 21 (14.00%) IIS
2 6 (4.00%) Umbraco
3 5 (3.33%) Confluence
3 5 (3.33%) JBoss
3 5 (3.33%) Apache
4 2 (1.33%) CMS
4 2 (1.33%) Joomla!
4 2 (1.33%) Drupal
4 2 (1.33%) WordPress
Applications
1 18 (12.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.67%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 11 (7.33%) Changepoint
2 2 (1.33%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.33%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (1.33%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.67%) GitHub
Database & Business Intelligence
1 126 (84.00%) SQL Server
2 26 (17.33%) SQL Server 2008
3 13 (8.67%) SQL Server 2012
3 13 (8.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 11 (7.33%) SQL Server 2005
4 11 (7.33%) SQL Server 2000
5 7 (4.67%) MySQL
6 6 (4.00%) Relational Database
7 3 (2.00%) Oracle Database
8 2 (1.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 2 (1.33%) PostgreSQL
9 1 (0.67%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 45 (30.00%) Subversion
2 43 (28.67%) NUnit
3 40 (26.67%) Visual Studio
3 40 (26.67%) Rhino Mocks
4 34 (22.67%) Team Foundation Server
5 10 (6.67%) Log4Net
5 10 (6.67%) TeamCity
6 8 (5.33%) Git (software)
7 5 (3.33%) Bugzilla
7 5 (3.33%) MSBuild
7 5 (3.33%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 5 (3.33%) Jenkins
8 2 (1.33%) Octopus Deploy
8 2 (1.33%) Bitbucket
8 2 (1.33%) Moq
8 2 (1.33%) JIRA
9 1 (0.67%) Selenium
9 1 (0.67%) MSTest
9 1 (0.67%) SpecFlow
General
1 16 (10.67%) Finance
2 2 (1.33%) Aerospace
2 2 (1.33%) Marketing
2 2 (1.33%) Back Office
2 2 (1.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 148 (98.67%) Developer
2 89 (59.33%) .NET Developer
3 45 (30.00%) C# Developer
4 35 (23.33%) Software Developer
5 33 (22.00%) C# .NET Developer
6 20 (13.33%) Web Developer
7 19 (12.67%) Senior Developer
8 15 (10.00%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 15 (10.00%) Senior .NET Developer
9 14 (9.33%) ASP.NET Developer
10 9 (6.00%) SQL Developer
11 7 (4.67%) C# Software Developer
12 5 (3.33%) .NET Software Developer
12 5 (3.33%) Graduate Developer
12 5 (3.33%) Senior ASP.NET Developer
12 5 (3.33%) Graduate Software Developer
12 5 (3.33%) Graduate
13 4 (2.67%) Senior C# Developer
13 4 (2.67%) Programmer
13 4 (2.67%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 143 (95.33%) .NET
2 126 (84.00%) ASP.NET
3 84 (56.00%) ASP.NET MVC
4 83 (55.33%) .NET Framework
5 71 (47.33%) WCF
6 69 (46.00%) Entity Framework
7 67 (44.67%) jQuery
8 64 (42.67%) HTML
9 62 (41.33%) CSS
10 40 (26.67%) NHibernate
11 39 (26.00%) Web Services
12 37 (24.67%) Ajax
12 37 (24.67%) WPF
13 30 (20.00%) Castle Windsor
13 30 (20.00%) MonoRail
14 26 (17.33%) XHTML
15 24 (16.00%) ASP.NET Web API
16 22 (14.67%) XML
17 21 (14.00%) SOAP
18 19 (12.67%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 30 (20.00%) Social Network
2 8 (5.33%) Social Media
3 5 (3.33%) Wiki
4 4 (2.67%) Mobile App
5 3 (2.00%) Client/Server
6 2 (1.33%) Digital Media
6 2 (1.33%) User Experience
7 1 (0.67%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.67%) N-Tier
7 1 (0.67%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 17 (11.33%) Windows
2 5 (3.33%) Linux
2 5 (3.33%) Ubuntu
3 3 (2.00%) Windows Mobile
3 3 (2.00%) Android
3 3 (2.00%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 123 (82.00%) MVC
2 62 (41.33%) Agile Software Development
3 45 (30.00%) TDD
4 42 (28.00%) OO
5 37 (24.67%) Scrum
5 37 (24.67%) SDLC
6 30 (20.00%) Web Application Development
7 23 (15.33%) Mentoring
8 16 (10.67%) MVVM
8 16 (10.67%) Unit Testing
9 15 (10.00%) Waterfall
10 13 (8.67%) Web Development
10 13 (8.67%) Software Engineering
10 13 (8.67%) SOA
11 12 (8.00%) OOP
12 11 (7.33%) E-Commerce
12 11 (7.33%) Performance Testing
12 11 (7.33%) Load Testing
12 11 (7.33%) Coaching
13 10 (6.67%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 150 (100.00%) C#
2 79 (52.67%) JavaScript
2 79 (52.67%) SQL
3 37 (24.67%) T-SQL
4 24 (16.00%) VB.NET
5 20 (13.33%) VB
6 15 (10.00%) C++
7 13 (8.67%) PHP
8 11 (7.33%) VB6
9 10 (6.67%) Java
10 3 (2.00%) C
11 1 (0.67%) TypeScript
11 1 (0.67%) XAML
Qualifications
1 18 (12.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 13 (8.67%) MCP
2 13 (8.67%) MCSD
3 12 (8.00%) Degree
4 3 (2.00%) DV Cleared
4 3 (2.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.33%) SLA
Vendors
1 48 (32.00%) Microsoft
2 11 (7.33%) Oracle
3 2 (1.33%) Salesforce.com
3 2 (1.33%) Zend
4 1 (0.67%) Sitecore
4 1 (0.67%) ESRI
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