Period
to 16 October 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 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 16 October 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Language Integrated Query (LINQ)
England > West Midlands
6 months to
16 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 191 228 242
Rank change year-on-year +37 +14 +4
Permanent jobs citing LINQ 104 98 107
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.21% 0.99% 0.91%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 3.88% 2.51% 2.67%
Number of salaries quoted 80 86 97
West Midlands median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +12.50% +14.29%
10th Percentile £27,500 £22,000 £28,250
90th Percentile £56,250 £52,500 £52,500
England median annual salary £45,000 £46,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year -3.23% +3.33% +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 West Midlands with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills.

All Software Libraries and Frameworks
West Midlands
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills 2,682 3,907 4,013
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 31.13% 39.43% 34.26%
Number of salaries quoted 2,276 3,384 3,393
West Midlands median annual salary £42,500 £39,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.59% +5.33% -
10th Percentile £25,000 £24,250 £23,500
90th Percentile £67,500 £58,750 £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 West Midlands

Job postings citing LINQ as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for LINQ in the West Midlands

LINQ
Salary Trend in the West Midlands

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

Salary trend for LINQ in the West Midlands

LINQ
Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing LINQ in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 16 October 2018.

Salary histogram for LINQ in the West Midlands

LINQ
Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing LINQ within the West Midlands region over the 6 months to 16 October 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
Birmingham +25 55 £51,000 +13.33% 2
Staffordshire +24 29 £45,000 -10.00% 2
Warwickshire +48 18 £45,000 +38.46% 3
Herefordshire +5 1 £52,500 +35.48% 1
LINQ
England

For the 6 months to 16 October 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 West Midlands region with a requirement for LINQ.

1 104 (100.00%) C#
2 80 (76.92%) .NET
3 79 (75.96%) HTML
4 64 (61.54%) SQL
5 62 (59.62%) JavaScript
6 61 (58.65%) Entity Framework
7 58 (55.77%) HTML5
8 56 (53.85%) CSS
9 55 (52.88%) AngularJS
10 53 (50.96%) Finance
11 49 (47.12%) MVC
11 49 (47.12%) JSON
12 40 (38.46%) Agile Software Development
13 39 (37.50%) ASP.NET
14 38 (36.54%) .NET Framework
15 37 (35.58%) SQL Server
16 31 (29.81%) jQuery
17 28 (26.92%) Microsoft
18 27 (25.96%) KnockoutJS
18 27 (25.96%) Twitter Bootstrap
18 27 (25.96%) REST
19 26 (25.00%) Visual Studio
19 26 (25.00%) Windows
20 23 (22.12%) TDD
21 20 (19.23%) Greenfield Project
22 19 (18.27%) Team Foundation Server
22 19 (18.27%) TypeScript
23 18 (17.31%) WPF
23 18 (17.31%) Wealth Management
23 18 (17.31%) Node.js

LINQ
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands 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 17 (16.35%) CMS
2 12 (11.54%) Confluence
2 12 (11.54%) SharePoint
3 8 (7.69%) IIS
4 3 (2.88%) BizTalk Server
4 3 (2.88%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 2 (1.92%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (0.96%) Maya
Cloud Services
1 11 (10.58%) Microsoft Azure
2 10 (9.62%) npm
2 10 (9.62%) NuGet
3 3 (2.88%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (5.77%) Internet
1 6 (5.77%) SSL
2 2 (1.92%) HTTPS
3 1 (0.96%) Intranet
3 1 (0.96%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (35.58%) SQL Server
2 17 (16.35%) Relational Database
3 16 (15.38%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 9 (8.65%) SQL Server 2008
4 9 (8.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 8 (7.69%) MySQL
6 7 (6.73%) SQLite
7 6 (5.77%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 3 (2.88%) DTS
8 3 (2.88%) SQL Server 2012
9 2 (1.92%) MongoDB
9 2 (1.92%) NoSQL
9 2 (1.92%) SQL Server 2016
10 1 (0.96%) Cloud Spanner
10 1 (0.96%) Crystal Reports
10 1 (0.96%) RavenDB
10 1 (0.96%) Redis
Development Applications
1 26 (25.00%) Visual Studio
2 19 (18.27%) Team Foundation Server
3 17 (16.35%) webpack
4 16 (15.38%) Jasmine
4 16 (15.38%) Karma Test Runner
4 16 (15.38%) PhantomJS
5 15 (14.42%) Git (software)
6 10 (9.62%) Visual Studio Code
7 7 (6.73%) NUnit
8 5 (4.81%) JIRA
8 5 (4.81%) TeamCity
9 4 (3.85%) NSubstitute
9 4 (3.85%) ReSharper
10 3 (2.88%) Octopus Deploy
11 2 (1.92%) Bitbucket
11 2 (1.92%) Log4Net
12 1 (0.96%) Selenium
12 1 (0.96%) SpecFlow
12 1 (0.96%) WebDriver
General
1 53 (50.96%) Finance
2 7 (6.73%) Legal
3 6 (5.77%) Banking
3 6 (5.77%) Law
3 6 (5.77%) Manufacturing
4 3 (2.88%) Automotive
4 3 (2.88%) Retail
5 1 (0.96%) Games
5 1 (0.96%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 103 (99.04%) Developer
2 64 (61.54%) C# Developer
3 46 (44.23%) Software Developer
4 29 (27.88%) Full Stack Developer
5 23 (22.12%) C# Software Developer
6 19 (18.27%) Senior Developer
7 18 (17.31%) Senior C# Developer
8 13 (12.50%) .NET Developer
9 7 (6.73%) C# .NET Developer
10 4 (3.85%) ASP.NET Developer
10 4 (3.85%) C# ASP.NET Developer
11 3 (2.88%) .NET Software Developer
11 3 (2.88%) Integration Developer
11 3 (2.88%) Lead C# Developer
11 3 (2.88%) Lead Developer
11 3 (2.88%) Senior .NET Developer
11 3 (2.88%) ServiceNow Developer
11 3 (2.88%) SharePoint Developer
12 2 (1.92%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
12 2 (1.92%) Senior C# .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 80 (76.92%) .NET
2 79 (75.96%) HTML
3 61 (58.65%) Entity Framework
4 58 (55.77%) HTML5
5 56 (53.85%) CSS
6 55 (52.88%) AngularJS
7 49 (47.12%) JSON
8 39 (37.50%) ASP.NET
9 38 (36.54%) .NET Framework
10 31 (29.81%) jQuery
11 27 (25.96%) KnockoutJS
11 27 (25.96%) REST
11 27 (25.96%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 18 (17.31%) Node.js
12 18 (17.31%) WPF
13 17 (16.35%) RESTful
14 15 (14.42%) XML
15 14 (13.46%) WinForms
16 12 (11.54%) ASP.NET MVC
16 12 (11.54%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 20 (19.23%) Greenfield Project
2 10 (9.62%) CCTV
3 8 (7.69%) SCADA
4 6 (5.77%) Internet of Things
4 6 (5.77%) Management Information System
5 2 (1.92%) Computer Science
5 2 (1.92%) N-Tier
6 1 (0.96%) Algorithms
6 1 (0.96%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 26 (25.00%) Windows
2 10 (9.62%) Windows 10
3 3 (2.88%) Windows Server
3 3 (2.88%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (1.92%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (47.12%) MVC
2 40 (38.46%) Agile Software Development
3 23 (22.12%) TDD
4 18 (17.31%) Wealth Management
5 12 (11.54%) BDD
5 12 (11.54%) Problem-Solving
5 12 (11.54%) SDLC
5 12 (11.54%) Unit Testing
6 11 (10.58%) CRM
6 11 (10.58%) Front End Development
7 9 (8.65%) OO
8 7 (6.73%) Content Management
8 7 (6.73%) Inversion of Control
8 7 (6.73%) Scrum
9 6 (5.77%) Integration Testing
9 6 (5.77%) Process Improvement
9 6 (5.77%) Regression Testing
9 6 (5.77%) Responsive Web Design
9 6 (5.77%) Web Design
9 6 (5.77%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 104 (100.00%) C#
2 64 (61.54%) SQL
3 62 (59.62%) JavaScript
4 19 (18.27%) TypeScript
5 16 (15.38%) VB.NET
6 11 (10.58%) T-SQL
7 8 (7.69%) VBScript
8 6 (5.77%) VB
9 3 (2.88%) PowerShell
10 2 (1.92%) XAML
11 1 (0.96%) F#
Qualifications
1 8 (7.69%) Degree
2 2 (1.92%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (5.77%) ISO 9001
1 6 (5.77%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (2.88%) QA
3 1 (0.96%) ISO 8583
3 1 (0.96%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.96%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (7.69%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.96%) Docker
Vendors
1 28 (26.92%) Microsoft
2 10 (9.62%) Atlassian
3 6 (5.77%) BT
3 6 (5.77%) LexisNexis
4 5 (4.81%) DevExpress
5 3 (2.88%) Altova
5 3 (2.88%) Oracle
5 3 (2.88%) ServiceNow
5 3 (2.88%) Xamarin