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

Location
3 months to
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Language Integrated Query (LINQ)
Rank 150 151 148
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -3
Permanent jobs citing LINQ 58 40 46
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.14% 0.97% 0.97%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 3.10% 2.86% 2.47%
Number of salaries quoted 53 36 40
Average salary £35,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-17.64% -
90% offered a salary of more than £23,400 £33,000 £27,950
10% offered a salary of more than £49,700 £45,000 £46,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+1.26% +5.33%
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
1872 1399 1866
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 36.63% 34.02% 39.53%
Number of salaries quoted 1681 1179 1686
Average salary £38,500 £37,500 £37,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.66% +1.35%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+1.26% +5.33%

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 February 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 February 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 -5 24 £35,000 -17.64%
Warwickshire -12 10 £52,000 +30.00% 2
Staffordshire +1 9 £32,500 +18.18% 1
Solihull - 5 £35,000 -
Herefordshire -6 4 £33,750 -
Coventry -22 4 £40,000 +1.26% 1
Worcestershire -7 2 £22,500 -42.30% 1
LINQ
England

LINQ
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 (100.00%) .NET
2 154 (99.35%) C#
3 135 (87.10%) SQL Server
4 126 (81.29%) SQL
5 112 (72.26%) HTML
6 102 (65.81%) ASP.NET
6 102 (65.81%) jQuery
7 101 (65.16%) MVC
8 100 (64.52%) .NET Framework
9 99 (63.87%) CSS
10 91 (58.71%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
11 90 (58.06%) JavaScript
12 80 (51.61%) Agile Software Development
13 78 (50.32%) Microsoft
14 66 (42.58%) T-SQL
15 64 (41.29%) Ajax
16 63 (40.65%) Visual Studio
17 60 (38.71%) TDD
18 57 (36.77%) ASP.NET MVC
19 56 (36.13%) Scrum
20 54 (34.84%) XML
21 48 (30.97%) SQL Server 2008
22 45 (29.03%) HTML5
23 44 (28.39%) VB.NET
24 41 (26.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
24 41 (26.45%) SQL Server 2012
25 40 (25.81%) Team Foundation Server
25 40 (25.81%) JSON
26 36 (23.23%) MS Excel
27 33 (21.29%) Windows

LINQ
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 14 (9.03%) SharePoint
2 13 (8.39%) BizTalk Server
3 9 (5.81%) SharePoint Server
4 6 (3.87%) IIS
5 3 (1.94%) Umbraco
5 3 (1.94%) Sitecore CMS
5 3 (1.94%) CMS
6 1 (0.65%) ColdFusion
Applications
1 36 (23.23%) MS Excel
2 17 (10.97%) MS Office
3 1 (0.65%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 10 (6.45%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (4.52%) Line 500
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.29%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 8 (5.16%) LAN
1 8 (5.16%) WAN
1 8 (5.16%) TCP/IP
2 1 (0.65%) Extranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 135 (87.10%) SQL Server
2 48 (30.97%) SQL Server 2008
3 41 (26.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 41 (26.45%) SQL Server 2012
4 9 (5.81%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 7 (4.52%) Oracle Database 11g
5 7 (4.52%) Oracle Database
6 6 (3.87%) SQL Server 2005
7 5 (3.23%) Relational Database
8 3 (1.94%) Big Data
9 2 (1.29%) MS Access
9 2 (1.29%) RDBMS
9 2 (1.29%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 63 (40.65%) Visual Studio
2 40 (25.81%) Team Foundation Server
3 33 (21.29%) ReSharper
4 7 (4.52%) Visual Studio Team System
4 7 (4.52%) NetAdvantage
4 7 (4.52%) LLBLGen Pro
5 2 (1.29%) NUnit
5 2 (1.29%) Subversion
5 2 (1.29%) Git (software)
5 2 (1.29%) Hudson
General
1 30 (19.35%) Telecoms
2 18 (11.61%) Automotive
3 17 (10.97%) Marketing
4 8 (5.16%) Retail
5 5 (3.23%) Finance
6 3 (1.94%) Advertising
7 1 (0.65%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 152 (98.06%) Developer
2 78 (50.32%) .NET Developer
3 75 (48.39%) C# Developer
4 61 (39.35%) C# .NET Developer
5 41 (26.45%) Senior Developer
6 30 (19.35%) .NET Web Developer
6 30 (19.35%) Web Developer
6 30 (19.35%) C# Web Developer
7 27 (17.42%) Software Developer
8 24 (15.48%) Junior
8 24 (15.48%) Junior Developer
9 21 (13.55%) Junior C# Developer
10 20 (12.90%) C# ASP.NET Developer
11 19 (12.26%) Senior Software Developer
12 18 (11.61%) ASP.NET Developer
13 14 (9.03%) Junior .NET Developer
13 14 (9.03%) Junior C# .NET Developer
14 13 (8.39%) Senior C# Developer
15 12 (7.74%) Junior Web Developer
15 12 (7.74%) Junior .NET Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 155 (100.00%) .NET
2 112 (72.26%) HTML
3 102 (65.81%) ASP.NET
3 102 (65.81%) jQuery
4 100 (64.52%) .NET Framework
5 99 (63.87%) CSS
6 91 (58.71%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
7 64 (41.29%) Ajax
8 57 (36.77%) ASP.NET MVC
9 54 (34.84%) XML
10 45 (29.03%) HTML5
11 40 (25.81%) JSON
12 33 (21.29%) WCF
13 31 (20.00%) KnockoutJS
14 30 (19.35%) Web Services
15 24 (15.48%) WPF
16 23 (14.84%) WinForms
17 20 (12.90%) Silverlight
18 16 (10.32%) WF
18 16 (10.32%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 13 (8.39%) Enterprise Software
2 11 (7.10%) Client/Server
3 10 (6.45%) Computer Science
4 4 (2.58%) Management Information System
5 3 (1.94%) User Experience
5 3 (1.94%) Mobile App
6 1 (0.65%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (0.65%) Inversion of Control
Operating Systems
1 33 (21.29%) Windows
2 3 (1.94%) Android
3 1 (0.65%) Windows CE
3 1 (0.65%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 101 (65.16%) MVC
2 80 (51.61%) Agile Software Development
3 60 (38.71%) TDD
4 56 (36.13%) Scrum
5 30 (19.35%) BDD
5 30 (19.35%) Responsive Web Design
6 29 (18.71%) Web Development
7 28 (18.06%) E-Commerce
8 14 (9.03%) Business Process Improvement
8 14 (9.03%) Process Improvement
9 11 (7.10%) Mentoring
9 11 (7.10%) CRM
10 10 (6.45%) Workflow
11 9 (5.81%) OO
12 8 (5.16%) OOP
12 8 (5.16%) Logistics
13 5 (3.23%) Migration
13 5 (3.23%) Data Management
14 4 (2.58%) Software Engineering
14 4 (2.58%) Project Planning
Programming Languages
1 154 (99.35%) C#
2 126 (81.29%) SQL
3 90 (58.06%) JavaScript
4 66 (42.58%) T-SQL
5 44 (28.39%) VB.NET
6 8 (5.16%) VBA
6 8 (5.16%) VB6
6 8 (5.16%) VB
7 7 (4.52%) PL/SQL
8 3 (1.94%) C
9 2 (1.29%) XAML
10 1 (0.65%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 13 (8.39%) Degree
2 7 (4.52%) VCP4
3 2 (1.29%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (0.65%) MCTS
4 1 (0.65%) MCSD
Vendors
1 78 (50.32%) Microsoft
2 10 (6.45%) DevExpress
3 8 (5.16%) Altova
4 7 (4.52%) Sage
4 7 (4.52%) Infragistics
4 7 (4.52%) Oracle
5 3 (1.94%) Sitecore
6 1 (0.65%) Twitter
6 1 (0.65%) Telerik
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