The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Staffordshire 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)
West Midlands / Staffordshire
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 60 58
Permanent jobs citing LINQ 0 10 15
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire - 1.52% 2.60%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category - 3.12% 4.87%
Number of salaries quoted 0 10 14
Median salary - £42,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +13.33%  
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 Staffordshire with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Software Library & Framework Skills
Staffordshire
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 214 321 308
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Staffordshire 50.59% 48.86% 53.29%
Number of salaries quoted 190 297 287
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £30,700 £27,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £52,500 £48,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year -5.88% +6.25%  

LINQ
Job Vacancy Trend in Staffordshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Staffordshire 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 Staffordshire

LINQ
Salary Trend in Staffordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing LINQ in Staffordshire.

Salary trend for LINQ in Staffordshire

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 Staffordshire region with a requirement for LINQ.

1 7 (100.00%) C#
1 7 (100.00%) HTML
1 7 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 7 (100.00%) .NET
1 7 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 7 (100.00%) ASP.NET
1 7 (100.00%) CSS
1 7 (100.00%) MVC
2 6 (85.71%) Finance
2 6 (85.71%) CRM
2 6 (85.71%) CMS
2 6 (85.71%) TDD
2 6 (85.71%) .NET Framework
2 6 (85.71%) BDD
2 6 (85.71%) Entity Framework
2 6 (85.71%) Front End Development
3 1 (14.29%) Razor View Engine
3 1 (14.29%) AngularJS
3 1 (14.29%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (14.29%) ASP.NET MVC
3 1 (14.29%) WPF
3 1 (14.29%) jQuery
3 1 (14.29%) Ajax
3 1 (14.29%) SharePoint
3 1 (14.29%) Microsoft
3 1 (14.29%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (14.29%) Advertising
3 1 (14.29%) XML
3 1 (14.29%) Visual Studio
3 1 (14.29%) SQL

LINQ
Co-occurring IT Skills in Staffordshire 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 (85.71%) CMS
2 1 (14.29%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (14.29%) SharePoint
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (100.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (14.29%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (14.29%) Visual Studio
General
1 6 (85.71%) Finance
2 1 (14.29%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 7 (100.00%) Developer
2 6 (85.71%) C# Developer
2 6 (85.71%) C# Software Developer
2 6 (85.71%) Software Developer
3 1 (14.29%) .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (100.00%) .NET
1 7 (100.00%) ASP.NET
1 7 (100.00%) CSS
1 7 (100.00%) HTML
2 6 (85.71%) .NET Framework
2 6 (85.71%) Entity Framework
3 1 (14.29%) Ajax
3 1 (14.29%) AngularJS
3 1 (14.29%) ASP.NET MVC
3 1 (14.29%) jQuery
3 1 (14.29%) Razor View Engine
3 1 (14.29%) WPF
3 1 (14.29%) XML
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (100.00%) MVC
2 6 (85.71%) BDD
2 6 (85.71%) CRM
2 6 (85.71%) Front End Development
2 6 (85.71%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 7 (100.00%) C#
1 7 (100.00%) JavaScript
2 1 (14.29%) SQL
2 1 (14.29%) T-SQL
2 1 (14.29%) VB.NET
Vendors
1 1 (14.29%) Microsoft