Period
to 17 November 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 17 November 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Language Integrated Query (LINQ)
England > North West
6 months to
17 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 283 258 219
Rank change year-on-year -25 -39 -70
Permanent jobs citing LINQ 77 120 161
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.66% 0.91% 1.29%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.73% 2.05% 3.08%
Number of salaries quoted 71 119 153
North West median annual salary £42,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.56% - +12.50%
10th Percentile £32,500 £29,750 £30,200
90th Percentile £56,250 £55,500 £55,000
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 4,445 5,865 5,220
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 38.19% 44.36% 41.84%
Number of salaries quoted 3,720 4,883 4,547
North West median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £28,250 £27,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £66,250 £62,500 £58,750
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.00% +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 17 November 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 17 November 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 -16 64 £43,750 -12.50% 11
Cheshire +24 7 £45,000 +35.34% 3
Cumbria - 3 £27,500 -
Merseyside +9 2 £40,000 -6.98%
Lancashire -1 1 £30,000 -33.33% 4
LINQ
England

For the 6 months to 17 November 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 77 (100.00%) C#
2 73 (94.81%) .NET
3 65 (84.42%) JavaScript
3 65 (84.42%) CSS
4 61 (79.22%) ASP.NET
4 61 (79.22%) HTML
5 58 (75.32%) SQL
6 57 (74.03%) MVC
7 44 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
8 40 (51.95%) .NET Framework
8 40 (51.95%) ASP.NET MVC
9 39 (50.65%) Entity Framework
10 38 (49.35%) Software Engineering
10 38 (49.35%) SQL Server
11 33 (42.86%) T-SQL
11 33 (42.86%) Continuous Integration
12 32 (41.56%) jQuery
13 30 (38.96%) MVVM
14 29 (37.66%) Web Services
15 27 (35.06%) Scrum
15 27 (35.06%) WCF
16 26 (33.77%) Microsoft
17 25 (32.47%) Finance
17 25 (32.47%) RESTful
18 24 (31.17%) HTML5
18 24 (31.17%) XML
18 24 (31.17%) WPF
19 23 (29.87%) NUnit
19 23 (29.87%) XSLT
19 23 (29.87%) PL/SQL

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 3 (3.90%) CMS
1 3 (3.90%) IIS
2 1 (1.30%) NServiceBus
Cloud Services
1 21 (27.27%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (10.39%) Google Cloud Platform
3 6 (7.79%) SaaS
4 4 (5.19%) Amazon AWS
5 2 (2.60%) Amazon EC2
5 2 (2.60%) Amazon S3
5 2 (2.60%) Amazon SQS
5 2 (2.60%) AWS Lambda
5 2 (2.60%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 11 (14.29%) Internet
1 11 (14.29%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (49.35%) SQL Server
2 8 (10.39%) Couchbase
3 4 (5.19%) MySQL
4 3 (3.90%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (2.60%) Amazon Aurora
5 2 (2.60%) Amazon RDS
5 2 (2.60%) MS Access
5 2 (2.60%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (2.60%) RDBMS
5 2 (2.60%) Relational Database
6 1 (1.30%) MongoDB
6 1 (1.30%) SQL Server 2016
6 1 (1.30%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 23 (29.87%) NUnit
2 22 (28.57%) MSTest
3 9 (11.69%) JIRA
4 8 (10.39%) Selenium
4 8 (10.39%) SpecFlow
4 8 (10.39%) TeamCity
5 6 (7.79%) Subversion
5 6 (7.79%) Team Foundation Server
5 6 (7.79%) Visual Studio
6 4 (5.19%) Moq
7 3 (3.90%) Bitbucket
7 3 (3.90%) ReSharper
8 2 (2.60%) Git (software)
8 2 (2.60%) Mercurial
8 2 (2.60%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 1 (1.30%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 1 (1.30%) SonarQube
9 1 (1.30%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 25 (32.47%) Finance
2 10 (12.99%) Manufacturing
2 10 (12.99%) Retail
3 8 (10.39%) Electronics
3 8 (10.39%) Marketing
3 8 (10.39%) Telecoms
4 5 (6.49%) Games
5 2 (2.60%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (1.30%) Banking
6 1 (1.30%) Investment Banking
6 1 (1.30%) Legal
Job Titles
1 64 (83.12%) Developer
2 42 (54.55%) .NET Developer
2 42 (54.55%) C# Developer
3 33 (42.86%) C# .NET Developer
3 33 (42.86%) Software Developer
4 27 (35.06%) C# Software Developer
5 18 (23.38%) .NET Software Developer
5 18 (23.38%) Senior Developer
6 16 (20.78%) Senior .NET Developer
7 15 (19.48%) SQL Developer
8 14 (18.18%) Senior C# .NET Developer
8 14 (18.18%) Senior C# Developer
8 14 (18.18%) Senior Software Developer
9 12 (15.58%) Agile .NET Developer
9 12 (15.58%) Agile C# Developer
9 12 (15.58%) Agile Developer
9 12 (15.58%) Senior .NET Software Developer
9 12 (15.58%) Senior Agile Developer
9 12 (15.58%) Senior SQL Developer
9 12 (15.58%) WPF Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 73 (94.81%) .NET
2 65 (84.42%) CSS
3 61 (79.22%) ASP.NET
3 61 (79.22%) HTML
4 40 (51.95%) .NET Framework
4 40 (51.95%) ASP.NET MVC
5 39 (50.65%) Entity Framework
6 32 (41.56%) jQuery
7 29 (37.66%) Web Services
8 27 (35.06%) WCF
9 25 (32.47%) RESTful
10 24 (31.17%) HTML5
10 24 (31.17%) WPF
10 24 (31.17%) XML
11 23 (29.87%) .NET Core
11 23 (29.87%) SOAP
11 23 (29.87%) XSLT
12 22 (28.57%) Silverlight
12 22 (28.57%) WF
13 21 (27.27%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 12 (15.58%) Greenfield Project
2 9 (11.69%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (10.39%) Blog
4 3 (3.90%) Mobile App
4 3 (3.90%) User Experience
5 2 (2.60%) Computer Science
5 2 (2.60%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (2.60%) Management Information System
5 2 (2.60%) NHS
5 2 (2.60%) Replication
6 1 (1.30%) Algorithms
6 1 (1.30%) Data Structures
6 1 (1.30%) Fintech
6 1 (1.30%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 12 (15.58%) Android
1 12 (15.58%) Apple iOS
2 4 (5.19%) Windows
3 2 (2.60%) Windows 10
4 1 (1.30%) Windows Phone
4 1 (1.30%) Windows Phone 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 57 (74.03%) MVC
2 44 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
3 38 (49.35%) Software Engineering
4 33 (42.86%) Continuous Integration
5 30 (38.96%) MVVM
6 27 (35.06%) Scrum
7 23 (29.87%) OO
8 22 (28.57%) DSDM
8 22 (28.57%) RUP
8 22 (28.57%) UML
8 22 (28.57%) Use Case
9 17 (22.08%) Unit Testing
10 16 (20.78%) TDD
11 14 (18.18%) DevOps
12 12 (15.58%) BDD
13 10 (12.99%) Business Intelligence
13 10 (12.99%) Service Delivery
13 10 (12.99%) Test Automation
14 9 (11.69%) Android Development
14 9 (11.69%) iOS Development
Programming Languages
1 77 (100.00%) C#
2 65 (84.42%) JavaScript
3 58 (75.32%) SQL
4 33 (42.86%) T-SQL
5 23 (29.87%) PL/SQL
6 22 (28.57%) C++
7 11 (14.29%) Java
8 4 (5.19%) VB.NET
9 2 (2.60%) PHP
9 2 (2.60%) Python
9 2 (2.60%) TypeScript
9 2 (2.60%) VBA
10 1 (1.30%) XPath
Qualifications
1 13 (16.88%) Degree
2 2 (2.60%) Numerate Degree
3 1 (1.30%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.60%) QA
System Software
1 8 (10.39%) Docker
Systems Management
1 8 (10.39%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 26 (33.77%) Microsoft
2 11 (14.29%) Xamarin
3 8 (10.39%) Google
3 8 (10.39%) SAP
4 3 (3.90%) Telerik
5 1 (1.30%) Atlassian
5 1 (1.30%) DevExpress
5 1 (1.30%) Oracle
5 1 (1.30%) Pega