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 salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited LINQ over the 3 months to 31 August 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
31 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Language Integrated Query (LINQ)
Rank 186 186 152
Rank change year-on-year
0 -34
Permanent jobs citing LINQ 46 34 67
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.79% 0.60% 1.25%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 2.34% 1.71% 3.44%
Number of salaries quoted 40 31 46
Median salary £45,000 £37,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+20.00% -
90% offered a salary of more than £29,500 £32,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £45,000 £40,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -
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
1963 1994 1950
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 33.86% 35.31% 36.33%
Number of salaries quoted 1669 1809 1661
Median salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -

LINQ
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

The demand trend of job ads across the West Midlands 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 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 31 August 2016.

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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing LINQ within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 31 August 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
Birmingham -18 15 £45,000 +28.57% 3
Coventry +12 14 £50,000 +81.81% 2
Staffordshire +1 6 £34,000 -9.33% 1
Warwickshire - 6 £29,500 - 2
Shropshire -8 2 £35,000 -26.31% 1
Brierley Hill - 1 £42,500 -
LINQ
England

LINQ
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 West Midlands region with a requirement for LINQ.

1 101 (97.12%) C#
2 95 (91.35%) .NET
3 91 (87.50%) ASP.NET
3 91 (87.50%) Entity Framework
4 84 (80.77%) .NET Framework
5 75 (72.12%) MVC
6 72 (69.23%) JavaScript
7 66 (63.46%) jQuery
8 62 (59.62%) SQL
9 57 (54.81%) WCF
10 55 (52.88%) XML
10 55 (52.88%) ASP.NET MVC
10 55 (52.88%) ASP.NET Web API
11 54 (51.92%) Microsoft
12 53 (50.96%) CSS
13 50 (48.08%) Web Services
14 40 (38.46%) SQL Server
15 39 (37.50%) HTML
16 37 (35.58%) Microsoft Azure
17 34 (32.69%) WPF
18 33 (31.73%) Agile Software Development
19 30 (28.85%) Visual Studio
20 29 (27.88%) WF
21 26 (25.00%) XSL
21 26 (25.00%) SharePoint
22 25 (24.04%) Ninject
23 24 (23.08%) Office 365
23 24 (23.08%) SharePoint 2013
24 22 (21.15%) T-SQL
24 22 (21.15%) REST

LINQ
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands 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 26 (25.00%) SharePoint
2 24 (23.08%) SharePoint 2013
3 10 (9.62%) IIS
4 5 (4.81%) CMS
5 1 (0.96%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (0.96%) NServiceBus
5 1 (0.96%) Sitecore CMS
5 1 (0.96%) Umbraco
Applications
1 6 (5.77%) MS Excel
2 3 (2.88%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 37 (35.58%) Microsoft Azure
2 24 (23.08%) Office 365
3 5 (4.81%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (2.88%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 9 (8.65%) SSL
2 1 (0.96%) HTTP
2 1 (0.96%) LAN
2 1 (0.96%) TCP/IP
2 1 (0.96%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (38.46%) SQL Server
2 9 (8.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 8 (7.69%) SQL Server 2008
4 4 (3.85%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (1.92%) Crystal Reports
5 2 (1.92%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 1 (0.96%) MongoDB
6 1 (0.96%) MySQL
6 1 (0.96%) NoSQL
6 1 (0.96%) RavenDB
6 1 (0.96%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (0.96%) SQL Server 2014
6 1 (0.96%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 30 (28.85%) Visual Studio
2 21 (20.19%) Team Foundation Server
3 15 (14.42%) NUnit
4 12 (11.54%) NSubstitute
4 12 (11.54%) ReSharper
5 9 (8.65%) JIRA
6 8 (7.69%) Subversion
7 6 (5.77%) Selenium
7 6 (5.77%) SpecFlow
8 4 (3.85%) HP UFT
8 4 (3.85%) Jenkins
9 3 (2.88%) Git (software)
10 1 (0.96%) Artifactory
10 1 (0.96%) Cucumber
10 1 (0.96%) Moq
10 1 (0.96%) NuGet
10 1 (0.96%) TeamCity
General
1 4 (3.85%) Finance
2 2 (1.92%) Pharmaceutical
2 2 (1.92%) Retail
3 1 (0.96%) Advertising
3 1 (0.96%) Law
3 1 (0.96%) Legal
3 1 (0.96%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 85 (81.73%) Developer
2 66 (63.46%) .NET Developer
3 38 (36.54%) ASP.NET Developer
4 32 (30.77%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
5 24 (23.08%) Office 365 Developer
5 24 (23.08%) SharePoint Developer
6 19 (18.27%) Software Developer
7 14 (13.46%) C# Developer
8 11 (10.58%) C# .NET Developer
9 8 (7.69%) Web Developer
10 7 (6.73%) .NET Software Developer
10 7 (6.73%) .NET Team Leader
10 7 (6.73%) C# ASP.NET Developer
10 7 (6.73%) Software Team Leader
10 7 (6.73%) Team Leader
11 6 (5.77%) .NET Development Team Leader
11 6 (5.77%) C# Software Developer
11 6 (5.77%) Development Team Leader
11 6 (5.77%) Full Stack Developer
11 6 (5.77%) Software Development Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 95 (91.35%) .NET
2 91 (87.50%) ASP.NET
2 91 (87.50%) Entity Framework
3 84 (80.77%) .NET Framework
4 66 (63.46%) jQuery
5 57 (54.81%) WCF
6 55 (52.88%) ASP.NET MVC
6 55 (52.88%) ASP.NET Web API
6 55 (52.88%) XML
7 53 (50.96%) CSS
8 50 (48.08%) Web Services
9 39 (37.50%) HTML
10 34 (32.69%) WPF
11 29 (27.88%) WF
12 26 (25.00%) XSL
13 25 (24.04%) Ninject
14 22 (21.15%) HTML5
14 22 (21.15%) REST
15 20 (19.23%) Ajax
16 17 (16.35%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 13 (12.50%) Inversion of Control
2 12 (11.54%) N-Tier
3 10 (9.62%) Mobile App
4 8 (7.69%) iPad
5 4 (3.85%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (3.85%) Computer Science
6 3 (2.88%) Algorithms
6 3 (2.88%) Enterprise Software
6 3 (2.88%) User Experience
7 2 (1.92%) NHS
7 2 (1.92%) PMI
8 1 (0.96%) Blackberry
8 1 (0.96%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 18 (17.31%) Windows
2 2 (1.92%) Android
3 1 (0.96%) Apple iOS
3 1 (0.96%) Windows Phone
3 1 (0.96%) Windows Server
3 1 (0.96%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 75 (72.12%) MVC
2 33 (31.73%) Agile Software Development
3 21 (20.19%) TDD
3 21 (20.19%) Unit Testing
4 20 (19.23%) Dependency Injection
4 20 (19.23%) OOP
5 18 (17.31%) Migration
6 16 (15.38%) Web Development
7 14 (13.46%) SOA
8 12 (11.54%) Integration Testing
9 11 (10.58%) BDD
9 11 (10.58%) OOD
10 9 (8.65%) Scrum
10 9 (8.65%) Web Application Development
11 8 (7.69%) OO
11 8 (7.69%) Software Architecture
12 6 (5.77%) E-Commerce
12 6 (5.77%) Performance Tuning
12 6 (5.77%) Responsive Web Design
12 6 (5.77%) Web Design
Programming Languages
1 101 (97.12%) C#
2 72 (69.23%) JavaScript
3 62 (59.62%) SQL
4 22 (21.15%) T-SQL
5 17 (16.35%) VB.NET
6 12 (11.54%) XAML
7 1 (0.96%) VB
Qualifications
1 9 (8.65%) Degree
2 2 (1.92%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (1.92%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.88%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (0.96%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 54 (51.92%) Microsoft
2 13 (12.50%) DevExpress
3 7 (6.73%) Xamarin
4 6 (5.77%) PayPal
5 3 (2.88%) Facebook
5 3 (2.88%) Google
5 3 (2.88%) Twitter
6 1 (0.96%) Altova
6 1 (0.96%) Sitecore
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