Period
to 21 August 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 21 August 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Language Integrated Query (LINQ)
England > North West
6 months to
21 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 249 239 194
Rank change year-on-year -10 -45 -40
Permanent jobs citing LINQ 106 139 169
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.87% 1.06% 1.46%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 2.17% 2.36% 3.66%
Number of salaries quoted 104 134 163
North West median annual salary £40,000 £42,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.88% -5.56% +12.50%
10th Percentile £27,500 £29,050 £28,750
90th Percentile £56,250 £55,000 £55,000
England median annual salary £45,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year -5.26% +5.56% +5.88%

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 4,885 5,882 4,613
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 40.27% 44.72% 39.88%
Number of salaries quoted 4,129 4,891 3,991
North West median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.25% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £25,000
90th Percentile £65,000 £60,000 £57,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £48,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +3.09% +2.11% +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 21 August 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 21 August 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 +9 81 £42,500 -5.56% 14
Cheshire +2 21 £38,500 +10.00% 1
Merseyside +19 3 £40,000 -6.98% 1
Lancashire -10 1 £20,500 -54.44% 1
LINQ
England

For the 6 months to 21 August 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.

1 106 (100.00%) C#
2 105 (99.06%) .NET
3 88 (83.02%) CSS
4 86 (81.13%) HTML
5 85 (80.19%) JavaScript
6 82 (77.36%) SQL
6 82 (77.36%) ASP.NET
7 72 (67.92%) MVC
8 62 (58.49%) Web Services
9 56 (52.83%) ASP.NET MVC
10 54 (50.94%) Agile Software Development
11 51 (48.11%) jQuery
12 49 (46.23%) Software Engineering
13 47 (44.34%) SQL Server
14 46 (43.40%) .NET Framework
15 44 (41.51%) WCF
16 42 (39.62%) MVVM
17 39 (36.79%) Entity Framework
18 38 (35.85%) AngularJS
18 38 (35.85%) WPF
18 38 (35.85%) T-SQL
18 38 (35.85%) XML
18 38 (35.85%) Finance
19 36 (33.96%) Microsoft
19 36 (33.96%) Scrum
19 36 (33.96%) Continuous Integration
20 35 (33.02%) RESTful
20 35 (33.02%) NUnit
21 30 (28.30%) XSLT
22 29 (27.36%) 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 6 (5.66%) NServiceBus
2 2 (1.89%) IIS
2 2 (1.89%) SharePoint
2 2 (1.89%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (0.94%) CMS
Applications
1 2 (1.89%) Fireworks
1 2 (1.89%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 18 (16.98%) Microsoft Azure
2 11 (10.38%) Amazon AWS
3 7 (6.60%) Google Cloud Platform
4 6 (5.66%) SaaS
5 2 (1.89%) Amazon EC2
5 2 (1.89%) Amazon S3
5 2 (1.89%) Amazon SQS
5 2 (1.89%) AWS Lambda
5 2 (1.89%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 12 (11.32%) Internet
1 12 (11.32%) Intranet
2 1 (0.94%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 47 (44.34%) SQL Server
2 7 (6.60%) Couchbase
3 6 (5.66%) SQL Server 2012
4 5 (4.72%) SQL Server 2008
5 4 (3.77%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (1.89%) Amazon Aurora
6 2 (1.89%) Amazon RDS
6 2 (1.89%) MySQL
7 1 (0.94%) MongoDB
7 1 (0.94%) MS Access
7 1 (0.94%) NoSQL
7 1 (0.94%) RDBMS
7 1 (0.94%) Relational Database
7 1 (0.94%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 35 (33.02%) NUnit
2 27 (25.47%) MSTest
3 8 (7.55%) JIRA
3 8 (7.55%) Moq
4 7 (6.60%) Selenium
4 7 (6.60%) SpecFlow
4 7 (6.60%) Subversion
4 7 (6.60%) Team Foundation Server
4 7 (6.60%) TeamCity
4 7 (6.60%) Visual Studio
5 6 (5.66%) Git (software)
6 3 (2.83%) Bitbucket
6 3 (2.83%) gulp
6 3 (2.83%) ReSharper
6 3 (2.83%) webpack
7 2 (1.89%) Mercurial
8 1 (0.94%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 1 (0.94%) SonarQube
8 1 (0.94%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 38 (35.85%) Finance
2 11 (10.38%) Automotive
3 9 (8.49%) Manufacturing
3 9 (8.49%) Retail
4 7 (6.60%) Electronics
4 7 (6.60%) Marketing
4 7 (6.60%) Telecoms
5 6 (5.66%) Banking
5 6 (5.66%) Investment Banking
6 4 (3.77%) Games
7 1 (0.94%) Legal
7 1 (0.94%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 83 (78.30%) Developer
2 68 (64.15%) .NET Developer
3 52 (49.06%) C# Developer
4 45 (42.45%) C# .NET Developer
5 26 (24.53%) Software Developer
6 22 (20.75%) C# Software Developer
7 20 (18.87%) Senior Developer
8 19 (17.92%) Software Engineer
9 18 (16.98%) .NET Software Developer
9 18 (16.98%) C# Software Engineer
9 18 (16.98%) Senior .NET Developer
10 17 (16.04%) C# WPF Developer
10 17 (16.04%) Senior Software Developer
10 17 (16.04%) WPF Developer
11 16 (15.09%) Senior C# .NET Developer
11 16 (15.09%) Senior C# Developer
12 15 (14.15%) Agile Developer
12 15 (14.15%) Senior C# Software Developer
12 15 (14.15%) Senior WPF Developer
12 15 (14.15%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 105 (99.06%) .NET
2 88 (83.02%) CSS
3 86 (81.13%) HTML
4 82 (77.36%) ASP.NET
5 62 (58.49%) Web Services
6 56 (52.83%) ASP.NET MVC
7 51 (48.11%) jQuery
8 46 (43.40%) .NET Framework
9 44 (41.51%) WCF
10 39 (36.79%) Entity Framework
11 38 (35.85%) AngularJS
11 38 (35.85%) WPF
11 38 (35.85%) XML
12 35 (33.02%) RESTful
13 30 (28.30%) XSLT
14 28 (26.42%) SOAP
15 27 (25.47%) HTML5
15 27 (25.47%) Silverlight
15 27 (25.47%) Twitter Bootstrap
15 27 (25.47%) WF
Miscellaneous
1 8 (7.55%) Analytical Skills
1 8 (7.55%) Greenfield Project
2 7 (6.60%) Blog
3 6 (5.66%) Algorithms
3 6 (5.66%) Fintech
4 3 (2.83%) Computer Science
4 3 (2.83%) Enterprise Software
4 3 (2.83%) User Experience
5 2 (1.89%) NHS
5 2 (1.89%) Self-Motivation
6 1 (0.94%) Data Structures
6 1 (0.94%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.94%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 14 (13.21%) Windows
2 11 (10.38%) Android
2 11 (10.38%) Apple iOS
3 2 (1.89%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 72 (67.92%) MVC
2 54 (50.94%) Agile Software Development
3 49 (46.23%) Software Engineering
4 42 (39.62%) MVVM
5 36 (33.96%) Continuous Integration
5 36 (33.96%) Scrum
6 29 (27.36%) OO
7 27 (25.47%) DSDM
7 27 (25.47%) RUP
7 27 (25.47%) UML
7 27 (25.47%) Use Case
8 17 (16.04%) TDD
8 17 (16.04%) Unit Testing
9 16 (15.09%) DevOps
10 12 (11.32%) Service Delivery
11 11 (10.38%) Web Development
12 10 (9.43%) Android Development
12 10 (9.43%) iOS Development
12 10 (9.43%) Test Automation
13 8 (7.55%) Domain-Driven Design
Programming Languages
1 106 (100.00%) C#
2 85 (80.19%) JavaScript
3 82 (77.36%) SQL
4 38 (35.85%) T-SQL
5 29 (27.36%) PL/SQL
6 28 (26.42%) C++
7 15 (14.15%) Java
8 4 (3.77%) VB.NET
9 3 (2.83%) TypeScript
10 2 (1.89%) PHP
10 2 (1.89%) PowerShell
11 1 (0.94%) Python
11 1 (0.94%) VBA
11 1 (0.94%) XPath
Qualifications
1 16 (15.09%) Degree
2 2 (1.89%) Computer Science Degree
2 2 (1.89%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.83%) QA
2 1 (0.94%) ISO 9001
2 1 (0.94%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 7 (6.60%) Docker
Systems Management
1 7 (6.60%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 36 (33.96%) Microsoft
2 16 (15.09%) Xamarin
3 7 (6.60%) Google
3 7 (6.60%) SAP
4 2 (1.89%) Oracle
4 2 (1.89%) Pega
5 1 (0.94%) DevExpress
5 1 (0.94%) Siemens