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 30 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Language Integrated Query (LINQ)
Rank 133 158 185
Rank change year-on-year
+25 +27
Permanent jobs citing LINQ 107 66 52
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 1.77% 1.23% 0.93%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 4.10% 2.79% 2.07%
Number of salaries quoted 105 48 46
Average salary £36,500 £35,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.28% -12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,000 £29,500 £32,250
10% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £42,500 £47,500
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 South West region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
South West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
2612 2362 2517
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 43.24% 43.87% 44.83%
Number of salaries quoted 2375 2121 2269
Average salary £36,000 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.85% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £50,000 £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%

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 30 January 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 30 January 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 - 43 £35,000 - 6
Wiltshire -8 36 £40,000 +21.21% 3
Gloucestershire - 13 £35,500 - 3
Bristol -17 12 £35,000 -6.66% 2
Somerset - 2 £36,000 -
Devon 0 1 £36,000 +14.28%
LINQ
England

LINQ
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 30 January 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.

1 192 (97.46%) C#
2 183 (92.89%) .NET
3 166 (84.26%) ASP.NET
4 142 (72.08%) MVC
5 133 (67.51%) SQL Server
6 131 (66.50%) .NET Framework
7 109 (55.33%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
8 106 (53.81%) JavaScript
9 104 (52.79%) ASP.NET MVC
10 99 (50.25%) jQuery
11 95 (48.22%) SQL
12 87 (44.16%) HTML
13 82 (41.62%) CSS
14 78 (39.59%) WCF
15 70 (35.53%) Agile Software Development
16 53 (26.90%) Web Services
17 47 (23.86%) Visual Studio
18 46 (23.35%) XML
19 42 (21.32%) Microsoft
20 40 (20.30%) JSON
21 39 (19.80%) SOAP
22 38 (19.29%) Ajax
23 36 (18.27%) VB.NET
24 34 (17.26%) OO
25 32 (16.24%) T-SQL
25 32 (16.24%) Subversion
26 31 (15.74%) SQL Server 2008
27 30 (15.23%) REST
28 29 (14.72%) ASP.NET Web Forms
28 29 (14.72%) NUnit

LINQ
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 (10.66%) SharePoint
2 17 (8.63%) SharePoint 2010
3 16 (8.12%) IIS
4 7 (3.55%) SharePoint 2013
5 5 (2.54%) CMS
6 3 (1.52%) Umbraco
7 2 (1.02%) Node.js
Applications
1 14 (7.11%) MS Excel
2 10 (5.08%) Photoshop
3 1 (0.51%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 7 (3.55%) Changepoint
2 1 (0.51%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.52%) GitHub
2 2 (1.02%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (1.02%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (1.02%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 6 (3.05%) VPN
2 5 (2.54%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.51%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 133 (67.51%) SQL Server
2 31 (15.74%) SQL Server 2008
3 19 (9.64%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 16 (8.12%) SQL Server 2012
5 12 (6.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 12 (6.09%) SQL Server 2005
6 10 (5.08%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 10 (5.08%) Data Warehouse
7 8 (4.06%) MS Access
8 7 (3.55%) SQL Server 2000
9 6 (3.05%) Relational Database
10 5 (2.54%) MySQL
11 3 (1.52%) RDBMS
11 3 (1.52%) Oracle Database
12 2 (1.02%) MongoDB
13 1 (0.51%) Big Data
13 1 (0.51%) Redis
Development Applications
1 47 (23.86%) Visual Studio
2 32 (16.24%) Subversion
3 29 (14.72%) NUnit
4 23 (11.68%) Rhino Mocks
4 23 (11.68%) Team Foundation Server
5 8 (4.06%) TeamCity
5 8 (4.06%) Log4Net
6 5 (2.54%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 5 (2.54%) Moq
6 5 (2.54%) Git (software)
7 3 (1.52%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 17 (8.63%) Finance
2 8 (4.06%) Aerospace
2 8 (4.06%) Advertising
3 4 (2.03%) Telecoms
4 3 (1.52%) Retail
5 2 (1.02%) Banking
6 1 (0.51%) Electronics
6 1 (0.51%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.51%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 195 (98.98%) Developer
2 93 (47.21%) .NET Developer
3 40 (20.30%) C# Developer
4 32 (16.24%) Software Developer
5 29 (14.72%) C# .NET Developer
6 26 (13.20%) Web Developer
7 17 (8.63%) ASP.NET Developer
8 16 (8.12%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 16 (8.12%) Applications Developer
9 15 (7.61%) Senior Developer
10 10 (5.08%) Front-End Developer
11 9 (4.57%) Web Applications Developer
12 8 (4.06%) UI Developer
12 8 (4.06%) Senior .NET Developer
13 7 (3.55%) Junior .NET Developer
13 7 (3.55%) Junior Developer
13 7 (3.55%) Junior
14 6 (3.05%) Systems Administrator
14 6 (3.05%) SQL Developer
15 5 (2.54%) Systems Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 183 (92.89%) .NET
2 166 (84.26%) ASP.NET
3 131 (66.50%) .NET Framework
4 109 (55.33%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
5 104 (52.79%) ASP.NET MVC
6 99 (50.25%) jQuery
7 87 (44.16%) HTML
8 82 (41.62%) CSS
9 78 (39.59%) WCF
10 53 (26.90%) Web Services
11 46 (23.35%) XML
12 40 (20.30%) JSON
13 39 (19.80%) SOAP
14 38 (19.29%) Ajax
15 30 (15.23%) REST
16 29 (14.72%) ASP.NET Web Forms
17 27 (13.71%) ASP.NET MVC 3
18 26 (13.20%) HTML5
19 25 (12.69%) WPF
19 25 (12.69%) Razor View Engine
Miscellaneous
1 15 (7.61%) Social Network
2 8 (4.06%) User Experience
3 6 (3.05%) Social Media
3 6 (3.05%) Client/Server
3 6 (3.05%) N-Tier
4 5 (2.54%) Mobile Computing
4 5 (2.54%) Visualisation
4 5 (2.54%) Open Source
5 3 (1.52%) RIA
6 1 (0.51%) E-Learning
6 1 (0.51%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.51%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.51%) DTV
6 1 (0.51%) Learning Management System
6 1 (0.51%) Mobile App
6 1 (0.51%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (0.51%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 25 (12.69%) Windows
2 6 (3.05%) Linux
2 6 (3.05%) Ubuntu
3 1 (0.51%) Debian
3 1 (0.51%) Windows Mobile
3 1 (0.51%) Apple iOS
3 1 (0.51%) CentOS
3 1 (0.51%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 142 (72.08%) MVC
2 70 (35.53%) Agile Software Development
3 34 (17.26%) OO
4 28 (14.21%) TDD
4 28 (14.21%) Scrum
5 27 (13.71%) Waterfall
6 23 (11.68%) Unit Testing
7 22 (11.17%) Software Engineering
8 21 (10.66%) E-Commerce
9 19 (9.64%) Web Development
10 17 (8.63%) Web Application Development
11 16 (8.12%) Mentoring
12 15 (7.61%) Business Intelligence
12 15 (7.61%) MVVM
13 11 (5.58%) Dependency Injection
14 9 (4.57%) BDD
15 8 (4.06%) Active Record
15 8 (4.06%) Time Management
15 8 (4.06%) SOA
16 7 (3.55%) OOD
Programming Languages
1 192 (97.46%) C#
2 106 (53.81%) JavaScript
3 95 (48.22%) SQL
4 36 (18.27%) VB.NET
5 32 (16.24%) T-SQL
6 15 (7.61%) VB
6 15 (7.61%) PHP
7 12 (6.09%) XAML
8 9 (4.57%) VB6
8 9 (4.57%) Java
9 7 (3.55%) C++
10 6 (3.05%) Python
Qualifications
1 21 (10.66%) Degree
2 15 (7.61%) Microsoft Certification
2 15 (7.61%) Security Cleared
3 9 (4.57%) MCP
4 8 (4.06%) DV Cleared
4 8 (4.06%) MCSD
5 7 (3.55%) MCPD
5 7 (3.55%) SC Cleared
Vendors
1 42 (21.32%) Microsoft
2 18 (9.14%) Oracle
3 4 (2.03%) Salesforce.com
4 3 (1.52%) Telerik
5 2 (1.02%) AppFog
6 1 (0.51%) Red Hat
6 1 (0.51%) SAP
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