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

Location
3 months to
27 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Language Integrated Query (LINQ)
Rank 140 161 150
Rank change year-on-year
+21 -11
Permanent jobs citing LINQ 67 37 47
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.33% 0.84% 0.99%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 3.88% 2.35% 2.31%
Number of salaries quoted 57 33 45
Average salary £35,000 £39,000 £41,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-10.25% -6.02%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,700 £30,000 £25,200
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
1725 1577 2033
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 34.36% 35.75% 42.94%
Number of salaries quoted 1584 1356 1847
Average salary £38,750 £37,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.72% -1.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £47,500 £48,000
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 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 27 January 2015.

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 27 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
Birmingham +1 26 £32,500 -23.52% 2
Warwickshire +7 17 £26,250 -32.25% 1
Staffordshire +11 11 £37,500 +36.36% 3
Solihull - 8 £35,000 -
Herefordshire +2 5 £35,000 - 1
LINQ
England

LINQ
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 27 January 2015, 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.

1 155 (99.36%) .NET
2 154 (98.72%) C#
3 137 (87.82%) SQL Server
4 126 (80.77%) SQL
5 107 (68.59%) HTML
5 107 (68.59%) ASP.NET
6 106 (67.95%) .NET Framework
7 104 (66.67%) jQuery
8 102 (65.38%) MVC
9 98 (62.82%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
10 93 (59.62%) CSS
11 86 (55.13%) JavaScript
12 80 (51.28%) Agile Software Development
13 69 (44.23%) Ajax
14 67 (42.95%) Microsoft
15 64 (41.03%) T-SQL
15 64 (41.03%) TDD
16 61 (39.10%) Visual Studio
17 57 (36.54%) ASP.NET MVC
18 55 (35.26%) Scrum
19 51 (32.69%) SQL Server 2008
20 50 (32.05%) XML
21 45 (28.85%) VB.NET
21 45 (28.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
22 44 (28.21%) JSON
22 44 (28.21%) SQL Server 2012
23 43 (27.56%) Team Foundation Server
23 43 (27.56%) HTML5
24 37 (23.72%) MS Excel
25 36 (23.08%) ReSharper

LINQ
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 27 January 2015, 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 17 (10.90%) SharePoint
2 13 (8.33%) SharePoint Server
3 10 (6.41%) BizTalk Server
4 9 (5.77%) IIS
5 1 (0.64%) ColdFusion
5 1 (0.64%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 37 (23.72%) MS Excel
2 21 (13.46%) MS Office
3 1 (0.64%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 13 (8.33%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (4.49%) Line 500
Communications & Networking
1 8 (5.13%) LAN
1 8 (5.13%) WAN
1 8 (5.13%) TCP/IP
2 1 (0.64%) Extranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 137 (87.82%) SQL Server
2 51 (32.69%) SQL Server 2008
3 45 (28.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 44 (28.21%) SQL Server 2012
5 10 (6.41%) SQL Server 2005
6 9 (5.77%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 3 (1.92%) Oracle Database 11g
7 3 (1.92%) Big Data
7 3 (1.92%) MS Access
7 3 (1.92%) Oracle Database
8 2 (1.28%) Relational Database
9 1 (0.64%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 61 (39.10%) Visual Studio
2 43 (27.56%) Team Foundation Server
3 36 (23.08%) ReSharper
4 7 (4.49%) Visual Studio Team System
4 7 (4.49%) NetAdvantage
4 7 (4.49%) LLBLGen Pro
5 3 (1.92%) Hudson
General
1 33 (21.15%) Telecoms
2 20 (12.82%) Automotive
3 12 (7.69%) Retail
4 11 (7.05%) Marketing
5 3 (1.92%) Finance
6 1 (0.64%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.64%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 154 (98.72%) Developer
2 78 (50.00%) .NET Developer
3 72 (46.15%) C# Developer
4 59 (37.82%) C# .NET Developer
5 36 (23.08%) Senior Developer
6 33 (21.15%) Web Developer
6 33 (21.15%) .NET Web Developer
6 33 (21.15%) C# Web Developer
7 29 (18.59%) Software Developer
8 25 (16.03%) Junior
8 25 (16.03%) Junior Developer
9 19 (12.18%) Senior Software Developer
9 19 (12.18%) Junior C# Developer
10 17 (10.90%) ASP.NET Developer
11 16 (10.26%) C# ASP.NET Developer
12 14 (8.97%) Junior .NET Developer
13 13 (8.33%) Junior C# .NET Developer
14 12 (7.69%) Junior .NET Web Developer
14 12 (7.69%) Junior Web Developer
15 10 (6.41%) VB.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 155 (99.36%) .NET
2 107 (68.59%) ASP.NET
2 107 (68.59%) HTML
3 106 (67.95%) .NET Framework
4 104 (66.67%) jQuery
5 98 (62.82%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
6 93 (59.62%) CSS
7 69 (44.23%) Ajax
8 57 (36.54%) ASP.NET MVC
9 50 (32.05%) XML
10 44 (28.21%) JSON
11 43 (27.56%) HTML5
12 35 (22.44%) KnockoutJS
13 30 (19.23%) Web Services
14 28 (17.95%) WinForms
15 27 (17.31%) WCF
16 25 (16.03%) WPF
17 17 (10.90%) Silverlight
18 16 (10.26%) WF
19 13 (8.33%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 14 (8.97%) Client/Server
2 12 (7.69%) Computer Science
2 12 (7.69%) Enterprise Software
3 4 (2.56%) Mobile App
3 4 (2.56%) Management Information System
4 2 (1.28%) Inversion of Control
5 1 (0.64%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 35 (22.44%) Windows
2 3 (1.92%) Android
3 1 (0.64%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (0.64%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 102 (65.38%) MVC
2 80 (51.28%) Agile Software Development
3 64 (41.03%) TDD
4 55 (35.26%) Scrum
5 34 (21.79%) Web Development
6 33 (21.15%) BDD
7 31 (19.87%) Responsive Web Design
8 24 (15.38%) E-Commerce
9 15 (9.62%) Process Improvement
9 15 (9.62%) Business Process Improvement
10 14 (8.97%) Workflow
10 14 (8.97%) CRM
11 11 (7.05%) Mentoring
12 8 (5.13%) Logistics
12 8 (5.13%) Software Engineering
13 6 (3.85%) OOP
14 5 (3.21%) Migration
14 5 (3.21%) Data Management
15 4 (2.56%) Project Planning
15 4 (2.56%) Web Design
Programming Languages
1 154 (98.72%) C#
2 126 (80.77%) SQL
3 86 (55.13%) JavaScript
4 64 (41.03%) T-SQL
5 45 (28.85%) VB.NET
6 9 (5.77%) VB
6 9 (5.77%) VB6
7 8 (5.13%) VBA
8 3 (1.92%) PL/SQL
9 2 (1.28%) XAML
10 1 (0.64%) C++
10 1 (0.64%) C
Qualifications
1 14 (8.97%) Degree
Vendors
1 67 (42.95%) Microsoft
2 10 (6.41%) DevExpress
3 8 (5.13%) Altova
4 7 (4.49%) Sage
4 7 (4.49%) Infragistics
5 3 (1.92%) Oracle
6 2 (1.28%) Telerik
7 1 (0.64%) Facebook
7 1 (0.64%) Twitter
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