Period
to 24 February 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 24 February 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Language Integrated Query (LINQ)
England > North West
6 months to
24 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 269 243 143
Rank change year-on-year -26 -100 -15
Permanent jobs citing LINQ 87 122 255
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.69% 0.98% 2.12%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.54% 2.31% 5.54%
Number of salaries quoted 87 111 251
North West median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £43,250
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% +4.05% +8.13%
10th Percentile £27,500 £31,000 £31,250
90th Percentile £56,250 £55,000 £56,250
England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

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 5,664 5,278 4,604
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 44.63% 42.55% 38.29%
Number of salaries quoted 4,758 4,598 3,981
North West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,250 £25,000
90th Percentile £63,000 £60,000 £57,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% +2.15% +3.33%

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 24 February 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 24 February 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 +13 76 £50,000 +5.26% 14
Cheshire -55 5 £35,000 -4.11% 8
Lancashire +6 4 £38,000 +8.57% 1
Merseyside +6 2 £39,500 +5.33% 2
LINQ
England

For the 6 months to 24 February 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 87 (100.00%) C#
1 87 (100.00%) .NET
2 75 (86.21%) ASP.NET
3 66 (75.86%) Web Services
3 66 (75.86%) HTML
4 63 (72.41%) JavaScript
4 63 (72.41%) CSS
5 61 (70.11%) jQuery
6 54 (62.07%) SQL
6 54 (62.07%) Agile Software Development
7 53 (60.92%) Scrum
8 49 (56.32%) WCF
9 46 (52.87%) Software Engineering
9 46 (52.87%) MVC
10 43 (49.43%) WPF
10 43 (49.43%) WF
10 43 (49.43%) MSTest
11 42 (48.28%) Continuous Integration
11 42 (48.28%) MVVM
12 41 (47.13%) RESTful
12 41 (47.13%) T-SQL
13 40 (45.98%) XML
13 40 (45.98%) OO
14 39 (44.83%) XSLT
15 38 (43.68%) SOAP
15 38 (43.68%) RUP
15 38 (43.68%) DSDM
15 38 (43.68%) C++
15 38 (43.68%) PL/SQL
15 38 (43.68%) UML

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 2 (2.30%) NServiceBus
2 1 (1.15%) CMS
2 1 (1.15%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.15%) Elite 3E
Cloud Services
1 11 (12.64%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (8.05%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.15%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (1.15%) GitHub
3 1 (1.15%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.15%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (37.93%) SQL Server
2 13 (14.94%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (1.15%) Crystal Reports
3 1 (1.15%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 43 (49.43%) MSTest
2 38 (43.68%) NUnit
3 13 (14.94%) Subversion
4 5 (5.75%) Selenium
4 5 (5.75%) SpecFlow
5 4 (4.60%) Visual Studio
6 2 (2.30%) CruiseControl
6 2 (2.30%) JIRA
6 2 (2.30%) ReSharper
6 2 (2.30%) SonarQube
7 1 (1.15%) Git (software)
General
1 31 (35.63%) Finance
2 5 (5.75%) Automotive
3 4 (4.60%) Back Office
4 2 (2.30%) Banking
4 2 (2.30%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.15%) Advertising
5 1 (1.15%) Games
5 1 (1.15%) Law
5 1 (1.15%) Legal
5 1 (1.15%) Retail
Job Titles
1 59 (67.82%) Developer
2 50 (57.47%) .NET Developer
3 43 (49.43%) C# Developer
4 42 (48.28%) C# .NET Developer
5 30 (34.48%) ASP.NET Developer
5 30 (34.48%) C# ASP.NET Developer
6 29 (33.33%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
7 27 (31.03%) Software Engineer
8 25 (28.74%) Software Developer
9 24 (27.59%) .NET Software Engineer
9 24 (27.59%) Senior Developer
10 23 (26.44%) .NET Software Developer
10 23 (26.44%) Senior .NET Developer
11 22 (25.29%) C# Software Developer
11 22 (25.29%) C# Software Engineer
12 20 (22.99%) SQL Developer
13 19 (21.84%) Senior Software Developer
14 18 (20.69%) Senior C# .NET Developer
14 18 (20.69%) Senior SQL Developer
14 18 (20.69%) WPF Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 87 (100.00%) .NET
2 75 (86.21%) ASP.NET
3 66 (75.86%) HTML
3 66 (75.86%) Web Services
4 63 (72.41%) CSS
5 61 (70.11%) jQuery
6 49 (56.32%) WCF
7 43 (49.43%) WF
7 43 (49.43%) WPF
8 41 (47.13%) RESTful
9 40 (45.98%) XML
10 39 (44.83%) XSLT
11 38 (43.68%) Silverlight
11 38 (43.68%) SOAP
12 32 (36.78%) .NET Framework
12 32 (36.78%) ASP.NET MVC
13 30 (34.48%) Entity Framework
14 23 (26.44%) ASP.NET Web Forms
15 22 (25.29%) WinForms
16 16 (18.39%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 5 (5.75%) Fintech
2 2 (2.30%) Algorithms
2 2 (2.30%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.15%) Greenfield Project
3 1 (1.15%) NHS
3 1 (1.15%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 15 (17.24%) Windows
2 1 (1.15%) Android
2 1 (1.15%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (62.07%) Agile Software Development
2 53 (60.92%) Scrum
3 46 (52.87%) MVC
3 46 (52.87%) Software Engineering
4 42 (48.28%) Continuous Integration
4 42 (48.28%) MVVM
5 40 (45.98%) OO
6 38 (43.68%) DSDM
6 38 (43.68%) RUP
6 38 (43.68%) UML
6 38 (43.68%) Use Case
7 24 (27.59%) DevOps
8 20 (22.99%) Service Delivery
9 16 (18.39%) TDD
9 16 (18.39%) Web Development
10 10 (11.49%) Unit Testing
11 8 (9.20%) Workflow
12 6 (6.90%) Continuous Delivery
13 5 (5.75%) Kanban
13 5 (5.75%) Pair Programming
Programming Languages
1 87 (100.00%) C#
2 63 (72.41%) JavaScript
3 54 (62.07%) SQL
4 41 (47.13%) T-SQL
5 38 (43.68%) C++
5 38 (43.68%) PL/SQL
6 20 (22.99%) Java
7 3 (3.45%) VB
7 3 (3.45%) VB.NET
8 1 (1.15%) TypeScript
8 1 (1.15%) XPath
Qualifications
1 2 (2.30%) Degree
2 1 (1.15%) MCAD
2 1 (1.15%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
Vendors
1 26 (29.89%) Microsoft
2 5 (5.75%) Oracle
2 5 (5.75%) SAP
3 4 (4.60%) JD Edwards
4 1 (1.15%) Intapp
4 1 (1.15%) Reuters
4 1 (1.15%) Siemens
4 1 (1.15%) Xamarin