Period
to 25 May 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the North West with a requirement for LINQ skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited LINQ over the 6 months to 25 May 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Language Integrated Query (LINQ)
England > North West
6 months to
25 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 264 243 167
Rank change year-on-year -21 -76 -12
Permanent jobs citing LINQ 108 116 196
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.88% 0.94% 1.76%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.99% 2.15% 4.64%
Number of salaries quoted 107 106 195
North West median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.50% -11.11% +12.50%
10th Percentile £27,500 £29,000 £30,000
90th Percentile £56,250 £55,000 £56,250
England median annual salary £45,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year -5.26% +5.56% +9.58%

LINQ is in the Software Libraries and Frameworks category. The following 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 technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills.

All Software Libraries and Frameworks
North West
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills 5,431 5,400 4,227
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 44.15% 43.67% 38.01%
Number of salaries quoted 4,552 4,628 3,662
North West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - +3.90%
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,750 £25,250
90th Percentile £65,000 £60,000 £57,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%

LINQ
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings citing LINQ as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North West.

Job vacancy trend for LINQ in the North West

LINQ
Salary Trend in the North West

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

Salary trend for LINQ in the North West

LINQ
Salary Histogram in the North West

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing LINQ in the North West over the 6 months to 25 May 2018.

Salary histogram for LINQ in the North West

LINQ
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 within the North West region over the 6 months to 25 May 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester +14 82 £50,000 +11.11% 18
Cheshire -31 22 £37,500 +7.14% 5
Merseyside 0 3 £42,500 +13.33% 2
Lancashire 0 1 £20,500 -48.75% 1
LINQ
England

For the 6 months to 25 May 2018, IT jobs citing LINQ also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the North West region with a requirement for LINQ.

1 108 (100.00%) C#
2 107 (99.07%) .NET
3 87 (80.56%) HTML
4 85 (78.70%) CSS
5 84 (77.78%) ASP.NET
6 83 (76.85%) Web Services
7 79 (73.15%) JavaScript
8 76 (70.37%) SQL
9 64 (59.26%) jQuery
10 63 (58.33%) MVC
11 53 (49.07%) WCF
11 53 (49.07%) Agile Software Development
12 48 (44.44%) ASP.NET MVC
13 47 (43.52%) Scrum
14 46 (42.59%) SQL Server
15 45 (41.67%) Software Engineering
15 45 (41.67%) WPF
16 43 (39.81%) XML
17 42 (38.89%) RESTful
18 41 (37.96%) MVVM
19 40 (37.04%) Microsoft
19 40 (37.04%) NUnit
20 39 (36.11%) Finance
21 37 (34.26%) T-SQL
21 37 (34.26%) Continuous Integration
22 36 (33.33%) WF
22 36 (33.33%) .NET Framework
22 36 (33.33%) XSLT
22 36 (33.33%) MSTest
23 35 (32.41%) OO

LINQ
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 7 (6.48%) NServiceBus
2 3 (2.78%) SharePoint
3 2 (1.85%) IIS
3 2 (1.85%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 2 (1.85%) Fireworks
1 2 (1.85%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 1 (0.93%) Elite 3E
Cloud Services
1 16 (14.81%) Microsoft Azure
2 15 (13.89%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.93%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.93%) GitHub
3 1 (0.93%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.78%) Internet
1 3 (2.78%) Intranet
2 1 (0.93%) Broadband
2 1 (0.93%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 46 (42.59%) SQL Server
2 8 (7.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 5 (4.63%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (4.63%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (1.85%) NoSQL
5 1 (0.93%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 40 (37.04%) NUnit
2 36 (33.33%) MSTest
3 8 (7.41%) Subversion
4 7 (6.48%) Moq
5 6 (5.56%) Git (software)
6 5 (4.63%) Team Foundation Server
6 5 (4.63%) Visual Studio
7 3 (2.78%) gulp
7 3 (2.78%) Selenium
7 3 (2.78%) SpecFlow
7 3 (2.78%) webpack
8 1 (0.93%) CruiseControl
8 1 (0.93%) JIRA
8 1 (0.93%) ReSharper
8 1 (0.93%) SonarQube
8 1 (0.93%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 39 (36.11%) Finance
2 15 (13.89%) Automotive
3 7 (6.48%) Banking
3 7 (6.48%) Investment Banking
4 4 (3.70%) Games
5 1 (0.93%) Advertising
5 1 (0.93%) Retail
Job Titles
1 81 (75.00%) Developer
2 68 (62.96%) .NET Developer
3 46 (42.59%) C# Developer
4 43 (39.81%) C# .NET Developer
5 24 (22.22%) Senior Developer
5 24 (22.22%) Software Developer
5 24 (22.22%) Software Engineer
6 23 (21.30%) C# Software Engineer
6 23 (21.30%) Senior .NET Developer
7 20 (18.52%) .NET Software Developer
8 19 (17.59%) C# Software Developer
8 19 (17.59%) C# WPF Developer
8 19 (17.59%) SQL Developer
8 19 (17.59%) WPF Developer
9 18 (16.67%) Senior Software Developer
10 17 (15.74%) Agile Developer
10 17 (15.74%) Senior .NET Software Developer
10 17 (15.74%) Senior Agile Developer
10 17 (15.74%) Senior C# Developer
10 17 (15.74%) Senior C# Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 107 (99.07%) .NET
2 87 (80.56%) HTML
3 85 (78.70%) CSS
4 84 (77.78%) ASP.NET
5 83 (76.85%) Web Services
6 64 (59.26%) jQuery
7 53 (49.07%) WCF
8 48 (44.44%) ASP.NET MVC
9 45 (41.67%) WPF
10 43 (39.81%) XML
11 42 (38.89%) RESTful
12 36 (33.33%) .NET Framework
12 36 (33.33%) WF
12 36 (33.33%) XSLT
13 34 (31.48%) AngularJS
14 33 (30.56%) Silverlight
14 33 (30.56%) SOAP
15 29 (26.85%) Entity Framework
16 26 (24.07%) ASP.NET Web API
17 23 (21.30%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 7 (6.48%) Algorithms
1 7 (6.48%) Fintech
2 3 (2.78%) User Experience
3 2 (1.85%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (1.85%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (1.85%) Self-Motivation
4 1 (0.93%) Computer Science
4 1 (0.93%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (0.93%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 20 (18.52%) Windows
2 4 (3.70%) Android
2 4 (3.70%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 63 (58.33%) MVC
2 53 (49.07%) Agile Software Development
3 47 (43.52%) Scrum
4 45 (41.67%) Software Engineering
5 41 (37.96%) MVVM
6 37 (34.26%) Continuous Integration
7 35 (32.41%) OO
8 33 (30.56%) DSDM
8 33 (30.56%) RUP
8 33 (30.56%) UML
8 33 (30.56%) Use Case
9 20 (18.52%) DevOps
10 16 (14.81%) Service Delivery
11 15 (13.89%) Unit Testing
11 15 (13.89%) Web Development
12 13 (12.04%) TDD
13 10 (9.26%) Domain-Driven Design
13 10 (9.26%) SOA
14 9 (8.33%) Front End Development
15 8 (7.41%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 108 (100.00%) C#
2 79 (73.15%) JavaScript
3 76 (70.37%) SQL
4 37 (34.26%) T-SQL
5 35 (32.41%) PL/SQL
6 34 (31.48%) C++
7 19 (17.59%) Java
8 3 (2.78%) TypeScript
9 2 (1.85%) PHP
9 2 (1.85%) PowerShell
10 1 (0.93%) Python
10 1 (0.93%) VB.NET
10 1 (0.93%) XPath
Qualifications
1 6 (5.56%) Degree
2 1 (0.93%) Computer Science Degree
2 1 (0.93%) MCAD
2 1 (0.93%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.85%) QA
2 1 (0.93%) ISO 9001
2 1 (0.93%) ISO/IEC 27001
Vendors
1 40 (37.04%) Microsoft
2 10 (9.26%) Xamarin
3 3 (2.78%) Oracle
4 2 (1.85%) Pega
5 1 (0.93%) Intapp
5 1 (0.93%) Reuters
5 1 (0.93%) SAP
5 1 (0.93%) Siemens