The table below looks at the statistics for LINQ skills in IT jobs advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited LINQ over the 3 months to 24 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Language Integrated Query (LINQ)
Rank 132 163 141
Rank change year-on-year
+31 -22
Permanent jobs citing LINQ 90 37 62
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.68% 0.76% 1.31%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 5.03% 2.05% 3.02%
Number of salaries quoted 75 35 59
Average salary £35,000 £37,500 £39,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.66% -5.06%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,500 £30,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £42,500 £45,000
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 West Midlands region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
West Midlands
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
1791 1804 2056
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 33.45% 37.18% 43.60%
Number of salaries quoted 1654 1578 1871
Average salary £38,500 £37,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.05% -1.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £48,500 £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -

LINQ
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing LINQ across the West Midlands region as a proportion of the total demand within the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

LINQ Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

LINQ
Salary Trend in the West Midlands

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

LINQ Salary Trend in the West Midlands

LINQ
Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing LINQ across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 24 December 2014.

LINQ Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

LINQ
Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing LINQ within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 24 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
Birmingham +15 32 £32,500 -23.52% 1
Warwickshire +17 28 £39,000 -2.50% 1
Staffordshire +13 13 £37,500 +42.85%
Solihull - 9 £35,000 - 1
Herefordshire +4 6 £35,000 +16.66% 1
Worcestershire 0 1 £40,000 +6.66%
Sutton Coldfield - 1 £24,000 -
LINQ
England

LINQ
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT jobs across the West Midlands 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.

1 161 (98.77%) C#
2 160 (98.16%) .NET
3 140 (85.89%) SQL Server
4 128 (78.53%) SQL
5 111 (68.10%) ASP.NET
6 110 (67.48%) HTML
6 110 (67.48%) MVC
7 108 (66.26%) .NET Framework
8 103 (63.19%) jQuery
9 98 (60.12%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
10 92 (56.44%) CSS
11 88 (53.99%) Agile Software Development
12 83 (50.92%) JavaScript
13 75 (46.01%) Ajax
14 68 (41.72%) Microsoft
15 66 (40.49%) TDD
16 62 (38.04%) Visual Studio
17 59 (36.20%) T-SQL
18 58 (35.58%) ASP.NET MVC
19 57 (34.97%) Scrum
20 49 (30.06%) SQL Server 2008
21 45 (27.61%) XML
21 45 (27.61%) Team Foundation Server
22 43 (26.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
23 42 (25.77%) JSON
23 42 (25.77%) HTML5
23 42 (25.77%) SQL Server 2012
24 41 (25.15%) MS Excel
25 40 (24.54%) VB.NET
25 40 (24.54%) Web Development

LINQ
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT jobs across the West Midlands 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 24 (14.72%) SharePoint
2 16 (9.82%) SharePoint Server
3 9 (5.52%) IIS
4 8 (4.91%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (0.61%) ColdFusion
5 1 (0.61%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 41 (25.15%) MS Excel
2 20 (12.27%) MS Office
3 1 (0.61%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 16 (9.82%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (5.52%) Line 500
Communications & Networking
1 4 (2.45%) LAN
1 4 (2.45%) WAN
1 4 (2.45%) TCP/IP
2 1 (0.61%) Extranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 140 (85.89%) SQL Server
2 49 (30.06%) SQL Server 2008
3 43 (26.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 42 (25.77%) SQL Server 2012
5 8 (4.91%) SQL Server 2005
6 5 (3.07%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 3 (1.84%) MS Access
7 3 (1.84%) Big Data
8 2 (1.23%) Relational Database
8 2 (1.23%) RavenDB
9 1 (0.61%) Oracle Database 11g
9 1 (0.61%) MySQL
9 1 (0.61%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 62 (38.04%) Visual Studio
2 45 (27.61%) Team Foundation Server
3 40 (24.54%) ReSharper
4 9 (5.52%) Visual Studio Team System
4 9 (5.52%) NetAdvantage
4 9 (5.52%) LLBLGen Pro
5 3 (1.84%) Hudson
6 2 (1.23%) Git (software)
General
1 37 (22.70%) Telecoms
2 22 (13.50%) Automotive
3 12 (7.36%) Retail
4 9 (5.52%) Marketing
5 3 (1.84%) Finance
6 1 (0.61%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.61%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 160 (98.16%) Developer
2 80 (49.08%) .NET Developer
3 79 (48.47%) C# Developer
4 64 (39.26%) C# .NET Developer
5 40 (24.54%) Senior Developer
6 35 (21.47%) Web Developer
6 35 (21.47%) .NET Web Developer
6 35 (21.47%) C# Web Developer
7 32 (19.63%) Software Developer
8 26 (15.95%) Junior
8 26 (15.95%) Junior Developer
9 21 (12.88%) C# ASP.NET Developer
10 20 (12.27%) ASP.NET Developer
10 20 (12.27%) Junior C# Developer
11 19 (11.66%) Senior Software Developer
12 14 (8.59%) Junior .NET Developer
13 12 (7.36%) Junior Web Developer
13 12 (7.36%) Junior .NET Web Developer
13 12 (7.36%) Junior C# .NET Developer
14 10 (6.13%) Senior .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 160 (98.16%) .NET
2 111 (68.10%) ASP.NET
3 110 (67.48%) HTML
4 108 (66.26%) .NET Framework
5 103 (63.19%) jQuery
6 98 (60.12%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
7 92 (56.44%) CSS
8 75 (46.01%) Ajax
9 58 (35.58%) ASP.NET MVC
10 45 (27.61%) XML
11 42 (25.77%) JSON
11 42 (25.77%) HTML5
12 36 (22.09%) KnockoutJS
13 31 (19.02%) Web Services
14 29 (17.79%) WinForms
14 29 (17.79%) WPF
15 27 (16.56%) WCF
16 17 (10.43%) WF
16 17 (10.43%) Silverlight
17 13 (7.98%) ASP.NET MVC 4
Miscellaneous
1 12 (7.36%) Client/Server
2 11 (6.75%) Computer Science
2 11 (6.75%) Enterprise Software
3 5 (3.07%) Mobile App
4 4 (2.45%) Management Information System
5 2 (1.23%) Inversion of Control
6 1 (0.61%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (0.61%) E-Learning
6 1 (0.61%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 35 (21.47%) Windows
2 4 (2.45%) Android
3 3 (1.84%) Windows 8
4 1 (0.61%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 110 (67.48%) MVC
2 88 (53.99%) Agile Software Development
3 66 (40.49%) TDD
4 57 (34.97%) Scrum
5 40 (24.54%) Web Development
6 35 (21.47%) BDD
7 31 (19.02%) Responsive Web Design
8 29 (17.79%) E-Commerce
9 17 (10.43%) CRM
10 16 (9.82%) Workflow
10 16 (9.82%) Business Process Improvement
10 16 (9.82%) Process Improvement
11 11 (6.75%) Software Engineering
12 10 (6.13%) Mentoring
13 8 (4.91%) OOP
14 5 (3.07%) Migration
14 5 (3.07%) Data Management
14 5 (3.07%) Domain-Driven Design
14 5 (3.07%) Unit Testing
15 4 (2.45%) Logistics
Programming Languages
1 161 (98.77%) C#
2 128 (78.53%) SQL
3 83 (50.92%) JavaScript
4 59 (36.20%) T-SQL
5 40 (24.54%) VB.NET
6 11 (6.75%) VB
6 11 (6.75%) VB6
7 10 (6.13%) VBA
8 1 (0.61%) XAML
8 1 (0.61%) PL/SQL
8 1 (0.61%) C++
Qualifications
1 12 (7.36%) Degree
Vendors
1 68 (41.72%) Microsoft
2 9 (5.52%) Sage
2 9 (5.52%) Infragistics
3 4 (2.45%) Altova
3 4 (2.45%) DevExpress
4 2 (1.23%) Telerik
5 1 (0.61%) Facebook
5 1 (0.61%) Oracle
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Certes Computing Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Solihull
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Warwickshire
Robert Walters
Salary: £40000 - £52000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Ross-On-Wye
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + benef
Posted: 26 days ago