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 3 months to 28 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Language Integrated Query (LINQ)
England / North West
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 193 149 149
Rank change year-on-year -44 0  
Permanent jobs citing LINQ 80 88 111
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.17% 1.57% 1.76%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 2.66% 3.97% 4.29%
Number of salaries quoted 75 85 106
Median salary £40,000 £43,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -8.04% +8.75%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,100 £27,500 £32,750
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £48,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +6.25%  

LINQ 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 3004 2217 2586
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 43.87% 39.53% 40.92%
Number of salaries quoted 2528 1912 2191
Median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £52,100 £52,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% -  

LINQ
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North West citing LINQ 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 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 3 months to 28 June 2017.

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 3 months to 28 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 -38 55 £41,250 -8.33% 8
Cheshire -36 13 £35,000 - 1
Lancashire +2 11 £45,000 +5.88%
Merseyside -2 1 £21,000 -44.00% 1
LINQ
England

For the 6 months to 28 June 2017, IT jobs citing LINQ 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.

1 126 (100.00%) C#
2 125 (99.21%) .NET
3 85 (67.46%) Web Services
4 84 (66.67%) ASP.NET
5 77 (61.11%) SQL
6 75 (59.52%) SQL Server
6 75 (59.52%) MVC
7 69 (54.76%) HTML
8 65 (51.59%) Agile Software Development
9 63 (50.00%) WCF
9 63 (50.00%) JavaScript
10 62 (49.21%) CSS
10 62 (49.21%) jQuery
11 60 (47.62%) .NET Framework
12 59 (46.83%) XML
13 54 (42.86%) Scrum
14 52 (41.27%) Entity Framework
15 49 (38.89%) OO
16 47 (37.30%) NUnit
16 47 (37.30%) MSTest
17 46 (36.51%) WPF
18 44 (34.92%) Software Engineering
18 44 (34.92%) C++
19 43 (34.13%) MVVM
20 42 (33.33%) RUP
20 42 (33.33%) UML
20 42 (33.33%) Silverlight
21 38 (30.16%) TDD
21 38 (30.16%) Microsoft
22 36 (28.57%) Visual Studio

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 11 (8.73%) CMS
2 9 (7.14%) EPiServer
3 3 (2.38%) IIS
4 2 (1.59%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (0.79%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 5 (3.97%) Fireworks
1 5 (3.97%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 12 (9.52%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (1.59%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (1.59%) GitHub
3 1 (0.79%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.79%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 17 (13.49%) Ethernet
1 17 (13.49%) RS-232
1 17 (13.49%) TCP/IP
2 4 (3.17%) Internet
3 3 (2.38%) Broadband
4 2 (1.59%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 75 (59.52%) SQL Server
2 20 (15.87%) SQL Server 2014
3 18 (14.29%) Relational Database
4 17 (13.49%) RDBMS
4 17 (13.49%) SQL Server 2012
5 12 (9.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (0.79%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 47 (37.30%) MSTest
1 47 (37.30%) NUnit
2 36 (28.57%) Visual Studio
3 25 (19.84%) Subversion
4 19 (15.08%) Team Foundation Server
5 17 (13.49%) Microsoft Blend
5 17 (13.49%) MSI
5 17 (13.49%) NuGet
5 17 (13.49%) WiX
6 11 (8.73%) Git (software)
7 8 (6.35%) JIRA
8 7 (5.56%) CruiseControl
8 7 (5.56%) ReSharper
8 7 (5.56%) SonarQube
9 4 (3.17%) Selenium
9 4 (3.17%) SpecFlow
10 1 (0.79%) Log4Net
10 1 (0.79%) Moq
10 1 (0.79%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 1 (0.79%) TeamCity
General
1 35 (27.78%) Finance
2 20 (15.87%) Marketing
3 13 (10.32%) Law
4 5 (3.97%) Games
5 3 (2.38%) Financial Institution
6 2 (1.59%) Billing
6 2 (1.59%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.79%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 91 (72.22%) Developer
2 66 (52.38%) .NET Developer
3 56 (44.44%) C# Developer
4 52 (41.27%) C# .NET Developer
5 26 (20.63%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
5 26 (20.63%) Software Engineer
6 25 (19.84%) .NET Software Engineer
6 25 (19.84%) C# Software Engineer
7 22 (17.46%) ASP.NET Developer
7 22 (17.46%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 19 (15.08%) Web Developer
9 16 (12.70%) .NET Web Developer
10 14 (11.11%) C# Web Developer
10 14 (11.11%) Software Developer
11 9 (7.14%) Angular Developer
12 8 (6.35%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
12 8 (6.35%) Senior .NET Developer
12 8 (6.35%) Senior Developer
13 7 (5.56%) .NET Software Developer
13 7 (5.56%) C# Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 125 (99.21%) .NET
2 85 (67.46%) Web Services
3 84 (66.67%) ASP.NET
4 69 (54.76%) HTML
5 63 (50.00%) WCF
6 62 (49.21%) CSS
6 62 (49.21%) jQuery
7 60 (47.62%) .NET Framework
8 59 (46.83%) XML
9 52 (41.27%) Entity Framework
10 46 (36.51%) WPF
11 42 (33.33%) Silverlight
12 35 (27.78%) XSLT
13 30 (23.81%) WF
14 26 (20.63%) ASP.NET Web API
14 26 (20.63%) SOAP
15 25 (19.84%) HTML5
15 25 (19.84%) Lambda Expressions
15 25 (19.84%) RESTful
16 24 (19.05%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 19 (15.08%) Data Structures
2 18 (14.29%) Greenfield Project
3 17 (13.49%) Industrial Internet of Things
3 17 (13.49%) Internet of Things
4 8 (6.35%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (3.17%) Fintech
6 3 (2.38%) EPoS
6 3 (2.38%) User Experience
7 2 (1.59%) Mobile App
7 2 (1.59%) N-Tier
8 1 (0.79%) W3C
8 1 (0.79%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 32 (25.40%) Windows
2 17 (13.49%) Linux
2 17 (13.49%) Mac OS
2 17 (13.49%) Windows Embedded Compact
3 1 (0.79%) Android
3 1 (0.79%) Apple iOS
3 1 (0.79%) Windows Phone
3 1 (0.79%) Windows Phone 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 75 (59.52%) MVC
2 65 (51.59%) Agile Software Development
3 54 (42.86%) Scrum
4 49 (38.89%) OO
5 44 (34.92%) Software Engineering
6 43 (34.13%) MVVM
7 42 (33.33%) RUP
7 42 (33.33%) UML
8 38 (30.16%) TDD
9 36 (28.57%) Continuous Integration
10 34 (26.98%) Unit Testing
11 29 (23.02%) Web Development
12 25 (19.84%) DSDM
12 25 (19.84%) Service Delivery
12 25 (19.84%) Test Automation
12 25 (19.84%) Use Case
13 21 (16.67%) Kanban
14 17 (13.49%) Dependency Injection
14 17 (13.49%) Inversion of Control
14 17 (13.49%) Product Management
Programming Languages
1 126 (100.00%) C#
2 77 (61.11%) SQL
3 63 (50.00%) JavaScript
4 44 (34.92%) C++
5 29 (23.02%) T-SQL
6 27 (21.43%) Java
7 26 (20.63%) PL/SQL
8 17 (13.49%) C
8 17 (13.49%) XAML
9 12 (9.52%) VB.NET
10 9 (7.14%) VB
10 9 (7.14%) XPath
11 3 (2.38%) VB6
Qualifications
1 22 (17.46%) Degree
2 4 (3.17%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.59%) QA
Vendors
1 38 (30.16%) Microsoft
2 5 (3.97%) Xamarin
3 1 (0.79%) Sitecore
3 1 (0.79%) Telerik
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Salary: £35000.00 - £50000.00 per annum + Flexible Working
Posted: 21 hours ago
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Salary: £35000 - £55000 per annum + Benefits
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Hotfoot Recruitment
Salary: From £50,000 to £60,000 per annum
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Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
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ECOM
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + benefits
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ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum + Benefits Package
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
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Salary: Up to £60,000 per annum plus benefits
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Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum
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