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

Language Integrated Query (LINQ)
England / North West
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 201 139 125
Rank change year-on-year -62 -14  
Permanent jobs citing LINQ 46 103 138
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.75% 1.79% 2.09%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.69% 4.84% 5.23%
Number of salaries quoted 43 95 130
Median salary £42,500 £45,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.55% +12.50%  
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £33,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £45,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £44,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year -3.40% +10.00%  

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 2717 2128 2637
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 44.22% 37.07% 39.91%
Number of salaries quoted 2327 1838 2236
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £28,500 £26,550
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year -5.88% +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 29 March 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 29 March 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 -74 35 £42,500 -5.55% 10
Merseyside 0 8 £37,500 +10.29% 2
Cheshire +1 3 £37,500 +19.04% 1
LINQ
England

For the 6 months to 29 March 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.

1 114 (100.00%) C#
2 112 (98.25%) .NET
3 88 (77.19%) ASP.NET
4 79 (69.30%) SQL
5 67 (58.77%) Agile Software Development
6 65 (57.02%) CSS
7 64 (56.14%) HTML
8 59 (51.75%) SQL Server
8 59 (51.75%) Web Services
8 59 (51.75%) WCF
9 58 (50.88%) jQuery
10 52 (45.61%) Scrum
11 51 (44.74%) OO
11 51 (44.74%) MVC
12 48 (42.11%) JavaScript
13 47 (41.23%) XML
14 44 (38.60%) NUnit
14 44 (38.60%) MSTest
15 42 (36.84%) WPF
16 40 (35.09%) WF
17 39 (34.21%) C++
18 38 (33.33%) T-SQL
18 38 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
19 37 (32.46%) .NET Framework
20 35 (30.70%) Software Engineering
21 33 (28.95%) UML
21 33 (28.95%) MVVM
22 32 (28.07%) RUP
22 32 (28.07%) Java
22 32 (28.07%) 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 9 (7.89%) BizTalk Server
2 4 (3.51%) IIS
3 2 (1.75%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.88%) CMS
4 1 (0.88%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 18 (15.79%) MS Excel
2 8 (7.02%) Fireworks
2 8 (7.02%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 2 (1.75%) Dynamics AX
1 2 (1.75%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.88%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 14 (12.28%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (3.51%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (2.63%) SaaS
4 1 (0.88%) Amazon S3
4 1 (0.88%) Amazon SQS
4 1 (0.88%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 7 (6.14%) Ethernet
1 7 (6.14%) RS-232
1 7 (6.14%) TCP/IP
2 4 (3.51%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 59 (51.75%) SQL Server
2 18 (15.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 10 (8.77%) Relational Database
4 8 (7.02%) SQL Server 2014
5 7 (6.14%) RDBMS
5 7 (6.14%) SQL Server 2012
6 6 (5.26%) SQL Server 2008
7 3 (2.63%) Big Data
7 3 (2.63%) Data Warehouse
7 3 (2.63%) NoSQL
8 2 (1.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 1 (0.88%) Couchbase
9 1 (0.88%) MongoDB
9 1 (0.88%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 44 (38.60%) MSTest
1 44 (38.60%) NUnit
2 21 (18.42%) Team Foundation Server
3 17 (14.91%) Subversion
4 15 (13.16%) Visual Studio
5 7 (6.14%) Microsoft Blend
5 7 (6.14%) MSI
5 7 (6.14%) NuGet
5 7 (6.14%) WiX
6 6 (5.26%) Git (software)
7 5 (4.39%) Selenium
7 5 (4.39%) SpecFlow
8 4 (3.51%) Moq
9 1 (0.88%) JIRA
9 1 (0.88%) Log4Net
9 1 (0.88%) Octopus Deploy
9 1 (0.88%) TeamCity
General
1 28 (24.56%) Finance
2 15 (13.16%) Marketing
3 2 (1.75%) Advertising
3 2 (1.75%) Billing
4 1 (0.88%) Electronics
4 1 (0.88%) Financial Institution
4 1 (0.88%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.88%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 79 (69.30%) Developer
2 58 (50.88%) .NET Developer
3 48 (42.11%) C# Developer
4 41 (35.96%) C# .NET Developer
5 26 (22.81%) Software Engineer
6 25 (21.93%) .NET Software Engineer
6 25 (21.93%) C# Software Engineer
7 22 (19.30%) ASP.NET Developer
7 22 (19.30%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 22 (19.30%) Web Developer
8 21 (18.42%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
9 19 (16.67%) .NET Web Developer
9 19 (16.67%) C# Web Developer
9 19 (16.67%) Software Developer
10 17 (14.91%) Senior Developer
11 14 (12.28%) Senior .NET Developer
12 10 (8.77%) SQL Developer
13 9 (7.89%) .NET Software Developer
13 9 (7.89%) Architect
14 8 (7.02%) Agile C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 112 (98.25%) .NET
2 88 (77.19%) ASP.NET
3 65 (57.02%) CSS
4 64 (56.14%) HTML
5 59 (51.75%) WCF
5 59 (51.75%) Web Services
6 58 (50.88%) jQuery
7 47 (41.23%) XML
8 42 (36.84%) WPF
9 40 (35.09%) WF
10 37 (32.46%) .NET Framework
11 32 (28.07%) Silverlight
12 30 (26.32%) Entity Framework
13 26 (22.81%) RESTful
13 26 (22.81%) SOAP
14 25 (21.93%) XSLT
15 23 (20.18%) ASP.NET MVC
16 19 (16.67%) HTML5
17 18 (15.79%) Ajax
18 17 (14.91%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 12 (10.53%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (6.14%) Data Structures
2 7 (6.14%) Industrial Internet of Things
2 7 (6.14%) Internet of Things
3 3 (2.63%) User Experience
4 2 (1.75%) Client/Server
4 2 (1.75%) Clustering
5 1 (0.88%) Blog
5 1 (0.88%) Mobile App
5 1 (0.88%) N-Tier
5 1 (0.88%) Streaming Video
5 1 (0.88%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 17 (14.91%) Windows
2 7 (6.14%) Linux
2 7 (6.14%) Mac OS
2 7 (6.14%) Windows Embedded Compact
Processes & Methodologies
1 67 (58.77%) Agile Software Development
2 52 (45.61%) Scrum
3 51 (44.74%) MVC
3 51 (44.74%) OO
4 38 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
5 35 (30.70%) Software Engineering
6 33 (28.95%) MVVM
6 33 (28.95%) UML
7 32 (28.07%) RUP
8 28 (24.56%) Web Development
9 27 (23.68%) TDD
10 25 (21.93%) DSDM
10 25 (21.93%) Service Delivery
10 25 (21.93%) Use Case
11 20 (17.54%) Unit Testing
12 15 (13.16%) Kanban
13 8 (7.02%) Dependency Injection
13 8 (7.02%) Inversion of Control
13 8 (7.02%) Workflow
14 7 (6.14%) OOD
Programming Languages
1 114 (100.00%) C#
2 79 (69.30%) SQL
3 48 (42.11%) JavaScript
4 39 (34.21%) C++
5 38 (33.33%) T-SQL
6 32 (28.07%) Java
7 31 (27.19%) PL/SQL
8 11 (9.65%) VB.NET
9 7 (6.14%) C
9 7 (6.14%) XAML
10 5 (4.39%) VB
11 2 (1.75%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 10 (8.77%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (6.14%) QA
System Software
1 2 (1.75%) Hyper-V
Vendors
1 23 (20.18%) Microsoft
2 3 (2.63%) Tableau
3 1 (0.88%) SAP
3 1 (0.88%) Xamarin
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