The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the North West with a requirement for LINQ to SQL skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited LINQ to SQL over the 3 months to 24 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

LINQ to SQL (L2S)
England / North West
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 263 229 256
Rank change year-on-year -34 +27  
Permanent jobs citing LINQ to SQL 12 8 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.18% 0.14% 0.031%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.40% 0.36% 0.077%
Number of salaries quoted 12 8 2
Median salary £37,500 £42,500 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -11.76% +30.76%  
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

LINQ to SQL is in the industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in the North West with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Software Library & Framework Skills
North West
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 2973 2213 2610
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 44.03% 39.55% 40.93%
Number of salaries quoted 2504 1911 2211
Median salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £56,500 £50,000 £52,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% -  

LINQ to SQL
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North West citing LINQ to SQL as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

Job vacancy trend for LINQ to SQL in the North West

LINQ to SQL
Salary Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing LINQ to SQL in the North West.

Salary trend for LINQ to SQL in the North West

LINQ to SQL
Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing LINQ to SQL within the North West region over the 3 months to 24 June 2017. 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 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
Manchester -14 11 £37,500 -25.00%
Lancashire +1 1 £40,000 -5.88%
LINQ to SQL
England

For the 6 months to 24 June 2017, IT jobs citing LINQ to SQL 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 North West region with a requirement for LINQ to SQL.

1 21 (100.00%) C#
1 21 (100.00%) SQL
1 21 (100.00%) .NET
1 21 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 21 (100.00%) Visual Studio
1 21 (100.00%) MVC
1 21 (100.00%) .NET Framework
1 21 (100.00%) Entity Framework
2 20 (95.24%) Microsoft
3 19 (90.48%) Agile Software Development
4 18 (85.71%) LINQ
4 18 (85.71%) Scrum
4 18 (85.71%) Unit Testing
4 18 (85.71%) Team Foundation Server
5 17 (80.95%) Test Automation
5 17 (80.95%) Product Management
5 17 (80.95%) Kanban
5 17 (80.95%) Microsoft Blend
5 17 (80.95%) Mac OS
5 17 (80.95%) Multithreading
5 17 (80.95%) TDD
5 17 (80.95%) NUnit
5 17 (80.95%) Software Engineering
5 17 (80.95%) Degree
5 17 (80.95%) Physics
5 17 (80.95%) WCF
5 17 (80.95%) WPF
5 17 (80.95%) Silverlight
5 17 (80.95%) NHibernate
5 17 (80.95%) Marketing

LINQ to SQL
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West 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 2 (9.52%) CMS
1 2 (9.52%) Sitecore CMS
1 2 (9.52%) Umbraco
2 1 (4.76%) IIS
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.76%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (4.76%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 17 (80.95%) Ethernet
1 17 (80.95%) RS-232
1 17 (80.95%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 17 (80.95%) RDBMS
2 17 (80.95%) Relational Database
2 17 (80.95%) SQL Server 2012
2 17 (80.95%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 21 (100.00%) Visual Studio
2 18 (85.71%) Team Foundation Server
3 17 (80.95%) Microsoft Blend
3 17 (80.95%) MSI
3 17 (80.95%) MSTest
3 17 (80.95%) NuGet
3 17 (80.95%) NUnit
3 17 (80.95%) WiX
General
1 17 (80.95%) Marketing
2 2 (9.52%) Retail
Job Titles
1 21 (100.00%) .NET Developer
1 21 (100.00%) Developer
2 19 (90.48%) C# .NET Developer
2 19 (90.48%) C# Developer
3 2 (9.52%) ASP.NET Developer
3 2 (9.52%) C# ASP.NET Developer
4 1 (4.76%) Mid-Level .NET Developer
4 1 (4.76%) Mid-Level C# .NET Developer
4 1 (4.76%) Mid-Level C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (100.00%) .NET
1 21 (100.00%) .NET Framework
1 21 (100.00%) Entity Framework
2 18 (85.71%) LINQ
3 17 (80.95%) .NET Compact Framework
3 17 (80.95%) COM
3 17 (80.95%) Lambda Expressions
3 17 (80.95%) NHibernate
3 17 (80.95%) Silverlight
3 17 (80.95%) Unity DI Container
3 17 (80.95%) WCF
3 17 (80.95%) Web Services
3 17 (80.95%) WPF
3 17 (80.95%) XML
3 17 (80.95%) XSD
4 4 (19.05%) ASP.NET
4 4 (19.05%) ASP.NET MVC
4 4 (19.05%) CSS
4 4 (19.05%) HTML
4 4 (19.05%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 17 (80.95%) Data Structures
1 17 (80.95%) Greenfield Project
1 17 (80.95%) Industrial Internet of Things
1 17 (80.95%) Internet of Things
2 2 (9.52%) Management Information System
2 2 (9.52%) N-Tier
3 1 (4.76%) Mobile App
3 1 (4.76%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 17 (80.95%) Linux
1 17 (80.95%) Mac OS
1 17 (80.95%) Windows
1 17 (80.95%) Windows Embedded Compact
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (100.00%) MVC
2 19 (90.48%) Agile Software Development
3 18 (85.71%) Scrum
3 18 (85.71%) Unit Testing
4 17 (80.95%) Concurrent Programming
4 17 (80.95%) Dependency Injection
4 17 (80.95%) Inversion of Control
4 17 (80.95%) Kanban
4 17 (80.95%) Multithreading
4 17 (80.95%) MVVM
4 17 (80.95%) OO
4 17 (80.95%) OOD
4 17 (80.95%) Physics
4 17 (80.95%) Product Management
4 17 (80.95%) RUP
4 17 (80.95%) Software Engineering
4 17 (80.95%) TDD
4 17 (80.95%) Test Automation
4 17 (80.95%) UML
5 2 (9.52%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 21 (100.00%) C#
1 21 (100.00%) SQL
2 17 (80.95%) C
2 17 (80.95%) C++
2 17 (80.95%) XAML
3 4 (19.05%) JavaScript
4 1 (4.76%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 17 (80.95%) Degree
Vendors
1 20 (95.24%) Microsoft
2 2 (9.52%) Sitecore
3 1 (4.76%) Xamarin