Period
to 25 November 2017

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 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Language Integrated Query (LINQ)
England > North West
6 months to
25 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 250 218 151
Rank change year-on-year -32 -67 -48
Permanent jobs citing LINQ 119 161 271
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.90% 1.29% 2.08%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 2.04% 3.08% 5.28%
Number of salaries quoted 118 153 254
North West median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +12.50% +6.67%
10th Percentile £29,750 £30,800 £30,725
90th Percentile £55,750 £55,000 £55,000
England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%

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 5835 5222 5135
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 44.30% 41.78% 39.39%
Number of salaries quoted 4850 4554 4425
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 £62,500 £58,750 £55,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% 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 November 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 6 months to 25 November 2017. 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 -18 92 £50,000 +11.11% 8
Lancashire +7 18 £45,000 +28.57% 2
Cheshire -57 6 £33,250 -8.90% 3
Merseyside +12 3 £43,000 +10.97%
LINQ
England

For the 6 months to 25 November 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.

1 119 (100.00%) C#
2 118 (99.16%) .NET
3 105 (88.24%) ASP.NET
4 82 (68.91%) MVC
5 81 (68.07%) JavaScript
6 75 (63.03%) HTML
6 75 (63.03%) Web Services
7 74 (62.18%) CSS
8 71 (59.66%) jQuery
9 70 (58.82%) Agile Software Development
10 69 (57.98%) SQL Server
11 67 (56.30%) WCF
12 65 (54.62%) Scrum
12 65 (54.62%) SQL
13 59 (49.58%) XML
14 54 (45.38%) .NET Framework
15 50 (42.02%) Continuous Integration
16 46 (38.66%) XSLT
17 45 (37.82%) Software Engineering
17 45 (37.82%) MSTest
18 44 (36.97%) Entity Framework
18 44 (36.97%) ASP.NET Web Forms
18 44 (36.97%) WPF
19 43 (36.13%) WF
19 43 (36.13%) OO
19 43 (36.13%) MVVM
20 42 (35.29%) T-SQL
21 41 (34.45%) ASP.NET MVC
22 40 (33.61%) NUnit
23 39 (32.77%) Silverlight

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 10 (8.40%) CMS
2 9 (7.56%) EPiServer
3 1 (0.84%) K2 blackpearl
3 1 (0.84%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.84%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 13 (10.92%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (1.68%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (1.68%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 4 (3.36%) Broadband
1 4 (3.36%) Internet
2 3 (2.52%) Ethernet
2 3 (2.52%) RS-232
2 3 (2.52%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 69 (57.98%) SQL Server
2 13 (10.92%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 4 (3.36%) Relational Database
4 3 (2.52%) RDBMS
4 3 (2.52%) SQL Server 2012
4 3 (2.52%) SQL Server 2014
5 2 (1.68%) MySQL
6 1 (0.84%) Crystal Reports
6 1 (0.84%) Event Store
Development Applications
1 45 (37.82%) MSTest
2 40 (33.61%) NUnit
3 31 (26.05%) Subversion
4 25 (21.01%) Visual Studio
5 11 (9.24%) CruiseControl
5 11 (9.24%) Git (software)
5 11 (9.24%) JIRA
5 11 (9.24%) ReSharper
5 11 (9.24%) SonarQube
6 7 (5.88%) Selenium
7 6 (5.04%) SpecFlow
8 5 (4.20%) Team Foundation Server
9 3 (2.52%) Microsoft Blend
9 3 (2.52%) MSI
9 3 (2.52%) NuGet
9 3 (2.52%) WiX
10 1 (0.84%) Axure RP
10 1 (0.84%) Octopus Deploy
10 1 (0.84%) TeamCity
General
1 30 (25.21%) Finance
2 19 (15.97%) Law
3 6 (5.04%) Games
4 5 (4.20%) Back Office
5 3 (2.52%) Legal
5 3 (2.52%) Marketing
6 1 (0.84%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.84%) Retail
Job Titles
1 86 (72.27%) Developer
2 57 (47.90%) .NET Developer
3 55 (46.22%) C# Developer
4 52 (43.70%) C# .NET Developer
5 43 (36.13%) ASP.NET Developer
6 42 (35.29%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
6 42 (35.29%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 28 (23.53%) Software Engineer
8 27 (22.69%) .NET Software Engineer
9 23 (19.33%) C# Software Engineer
10 18 (15.13%) Software Developer
11 17 (14.29%) SQL Developer
12 16 (13.45%) .NET Software Developer
12 16 (13.45%) C# Software Developer
12 16 (13.45%) Web Developer
13 14 (11.76%) .NET Web Developer
13 14 (11.76%) Senior Developer
13 14 (11.76%) Senior Software Developer
14 13 (10.92%) Agile Developer
14 13 (10.92%) Senior WPF Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 118 (99.16%) .NET
2 105 (88.24%) ASP.NET
3 75 (63.03%) HTML
3 75 (63.03%) Web Services
4 74 (62.18%) CSS
5 71 (59.66%) jQuery
6 67 (56.30%) WCF
7 59 (49.58%) XML
8 54 (45.38%) .NET Framework
9 46 (38.66%) XSLT
10 44 (36.97%) ASP.NET Web Forms
10 44 (36.97%) Entity Framework
10 44 (36.97%) WPF
11 43 (36.13%) WF
12 41 (34.45%) ASP.NET MVC
13 39 (32.77%) Silverlight
13 39 (32.77%) SOAP
14 37 (31.09%) RESTful
15 26 (21.85%) ASP.NET Web API
16 24 (20.17%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 7 (5.88%) Fintech
2 4 (3.36%) Data Structures
3 3 (2.52%) Greenfield Project
3 3 (2.52%) Industrial Internet of Things
3 3 (2.52%) Internet of Things
4 2 (1.68%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (0.84%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 27 (22.69%) Windows
2 3 (2.52%) Linux
2 3 (2.52%) Mac OS
2 3 (2.52%) Windows Embedded Compact
Processes & Methodologies
1 82 (68.91%) MVC
2 70 (58.82%) Agile Software Development
3 65 (54.62%) Scrum
4 50 (42.02%) Continuous Integration
5 45 (37.82%) Software Engineering
6 43 (36.13%) MVVM
6 43 (36.13%) OO
7 39 (32.77%) RUP
7 39 (32.77%) UML
8 36 (30.25%) DSDM
8 36 (30.25%) TDD
8 36 (30.25%) Use Case
9 34 (28.57%) Web Development
10 23 (19.33%) Service Delivery
11 22 (18.49%) Workflow
12 21 (17.65%) DevOps
12 21 (17.65%) Unit Testing
13 16 (13.45%) Continuous Delivery
14 15 (12.61%) Test Automation
15 11 (9.24%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 119 (100.00%) C#
2 81 (68.07%) JavaScript
3 65 (54.62%) SQL
4 42 (35.29%) T-SQL
5 39 (32.77%) C++
6 36 (30.25%) PL/SQL
7 23 (19.33%) Java
8 9 (7.56%) XPath
9 4 (3.36%) VB
10 3 (2.52%) C
10 3 (2.52%) VB.NET
10 3 (2.52%) XAML
Qualifications
1 6 (5.04%) Degree
2 4 (3.36%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.84%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (0.84%) PMO
Vendors
1 36 (30.25%) Microsoft
2 4 (3.36%) JD Edwards
2 4 (3.36%) Oracle
2 4 (3.36%) SAP