The first table below looks at the demand 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 31 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category for the West Midlands region.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Language Integrated Query (LINQ)
Rank 144 163 162
Rank change year-on-year
+19 -1
Permanent jobs citing LINQ 69 42 30
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.28% 0.75% 0.62%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 3.42% 2.07% 1.53%
Number of salaries quoted 51 38 26
Average salary £37,500 £38,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-1.31% +1.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £25,000 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £46,000 £42,250
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +4.00%
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
West Midlands
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
2020 2026 1955
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 37.46% 36.39% 40.23%
Number of salaries quoted 1723 1805 1710
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £37,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.04%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £55,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
LINQ
England

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 31 July 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 31 July 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 +23 23 £36,250 - 2
Warwickshire +18 14 £40,000 -8.04% 4
Staffordshire -9 9 £35,000 -6.66% 3
Solihull - 8 £35,000 -
Herefordshire - 2 - - 1
LINQ
England

LINQ
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 31 July 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.

1 145 (100.00%) C#
2 134 (92.41%) .NET
3 119 (82.07%) ASP.NET
4 105 (72.41%) MVC
5 100 (68.97%) SQL
6 94 (64.83%) SQL Server
7 77 (53.10%) HTML
8 76 (52.41%) .NET Framework
9 71 (48.97%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
10 70 (48.28%) CSS
11 61 (42.07%) jQuery
12 58 (40.00%) ASP.NET MVC
13 55 (37.93%) WCF
14 51 (35.17%) Microsoft
15 49 (33.79%) Ajax
16 48 (33.10%) JavaScript
17 47 (32.41%) Web Development
18 44 (30.34%) TDD
19 40 (27.59%) WPF
19 40 (27.59%) T-SQL
20 35 (24.14%) Web Services
20 35 (24.14%) SharePoint
21 34 (23.45%) E-Commerce
22 33 (22.76%) HTML5
23 31 (21.38%) Automotive
24 30 (20.69%) Visual Studio
25 28 (19.31%) MS Excel
26 27 (18.62%) Team Foundation Server
27 26 (17.93%) VB.NET
28 20 (13.79%) Silverlight

LINQ
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 35 (24.14%) SharePoint
2 17 (11.72%) IIS
3 5 (3.45%) CMS
4 4 (2.76%) SharePoint Server
5 3 (2.07%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (0.69%) Sitecore CMS
6 1 (0.69%) Umbraco
Applications
1 28 (19.31%) MS Excel
2 4 (2.76%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 11 (7.59%) Oracle ERP
2 7 (4.83%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (1.38%) Line 500
Communications & Networking
1 4 (2.76%) Internet
2 2 (1.38%) SMTP
2 2 (1.38%) DNS
2 2 (1.38%) SSL
3 1 (0.69%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 94 (64.83%) SQL Server
2 16 (11.03%) Relational Database
3 13 (8.97%) Crystal Reports
3 13 (8.97%) Oracle Reports
4 9 (6.21%) SQL Server 2012
5 7 (4.83%) SQL Server 2008
6 6 (4.14%) RavenDB
7 5 (3.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 5 (3.45%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 30 (20.69%) Visual Studio
2 27 (18.62%) Team Foundation Server
3 11 (7.59%) ReSharper
4 6 (4.14%) Git (software)
5 5 (3.45%) NUnit
6 4 (2.76%) Rhino Mocks
6 4 (2.76%) Subversion
7 3 (2.07%) Hudson
8 2 (1.38%) LLBLGen Pro
8 2 (1.38%) Visual Studio Team System
8 2 (1.38%) NetAdvantage
General
1 31 (21.38%) Automotive
2 12 (8.28%) Manufacturing
3 11 (7.59%) Telecoms
4 4 (2.76%) Games
4 4 (2.76%) Advertising
5 3 (2.07%) Marketing
5 3 (2.07%) Back Office
6 1 (0.69%) Finance
6 1 (0.69%) Legal
Job Titles
1 138 (95.17%) Developer
2 92 (63.45%) C# Developer
3 74 (51.03%) .NET Developer
4 58 (40.00%) C# .NET Developer
5 55 (37.93%) Senior Developer
6 39 (26.90%) Senior C# Developer
7 25 (17.24%) Senior .NET Developer
7 25 (17.24%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 24 (16.55%) Web Developer
9 23 (15.86%) Software Developer
10 21 (14.48%) ASP.NET Developer
11 19 (13.10%) C# Web Developer
12 15 (10.34%) .NET Web Developer
13 13 (8.97%) C# Software Developer
14 12 (8.28%) VB.NET Developer
14 12 (8.28%) .NET Software Developer
15 9 (6.21%) Senior ASP.NET Developer
16 7 (4.83%) Lead Developer
17 6 (4.14%) Programmer
17 6 (4.14%) .NET Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 134 (92.41%) .NET
2 119 (82.07%) ASP.NET
3 77 (53.10%) HTML
4 76 (52.41%) .NET Framework
5 71 (48.97%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
6 70 (48.28%) CSS
7 61 (42.07%) jQuery
8 58 (40.00%) ASP.NET MVC
9 55 (37.93%) WCF
10 49 (33.79%) Ajax
11 40 (27.59%) WPF
12 35 (24.14%) Web Services
13 33 (22.76%) HTML5
14 20 (13.79%) Silverlight
15 19 (13.10%) WinForms
15 19 (13.10%) XML
16 9 (6.21%) KnockoutJS
17 8 (5.52%) WF
18 6 (4.14%) Backbone.js
18 6 (4.14%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 7 (4.83%) Computer Science
2 2 (1.38%) Mobile App
3 1 (0.69%) E-Learning
3 1 (0.69%) Mainframe
3 1 (0.69%) Open Source
3 1 (0.69%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 12 (8.28%) Windows
2 4 (2.76%) Windows 8
3 2 (1.38%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 105 (72.41%) MVC
2 47 (32.41%) Web Development
3 44 (30.34%) TDD
4 34 (23.45%) E-Commerce
5 20 (13.79%) Agile Software Development
6 19 (13.10%) Scrum
7 14 (9.66%) Unit Testing
8 12 (8.28%) ERP
9 10 (6.90%) Domain-Driven Design
9 10 (6.90%) BDD
10 9 (6.21%) System Testing
10 9 (6.21%) CRM
11 8 (5.52%) Logistics
12 6 (4.14%) Continuous Integration
12 6 (4.14%) OOP
13 5 (3.45%) Software Engineering
13 5 (3.45%) Risk Management
13 5 (3.45%) CQRS
13 5 (3.45%) Web Application Development
13 5 (3.45%) ETRM
Programming Languages
1 145 (100.00%) C#
2 100 (68.97%) SQL
3 48 (33.10%) JavaScript
4 40 (27.59%) T-SQL
5 26 (17.93%) VB.NET
6 15 (10.34%) VBA
7 6 (4.14%) VB
8 5 (3.45%) PowerShell
9 4 (2.76%) XAML
10 2 (1.38%) C++
10 2 (1.38%) VB6
11 1 (0.69%) Java
Qualifications
1 10 (6.90%) Degree
2 1 (0.69%) MCAD
2 1 (0.69%) MCSD
2 1 (0.69%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.76%) QA
Vendors
1 51 (35.17%) Microsoft
2 13 (8.97%) Oracle
3 4 (2.76%) Ektron
4 2 (1.38%) Sitecore
4 2 (1.38%) Infragistics
4 2 (1.38%) Sage
5 1 (0.69%) Typemock
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Posted: 2 days ago
Warwickshire
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Salary: £38000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
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Salary: £28000 - £40000 per annum
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Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
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