Period
to 15 December 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 15 December 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Language Integrated Query (LINQ)
England > West Midlands
6 months to
15 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 187 257 221
Rank change year-on-year +70 -36 +21
Permanent jobs citing LINQ 93 70 107
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.15% 0.69% 0.96%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 3.91% 1.83% 2.72%
Number of salaries quoted 73 53 95
West Midlands median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £36,250 £32,300 £28,250
90th Percentile £58,750 £57,500 £52,500
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 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 2,377 3,831 3,928
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 29.44% 38.03% 35.34%
Number of salaries quoted 1,956 3,254 3,368
West Midlands median annual salary £43,000 £39,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.86% -1.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,000 £24,000
90th Percentile £67,500 £60,000 £60,000
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 15 December 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 15 December 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 +22 37 £52,500 +16.67% 1
Warwickshire +63 30 £45,000 +2.86% 2
Staffordshire +40 21 £45,000 -10.00% 3
Herefordshire -6 4 £48,750 +25.81%
Solihull +9 1 - - 1
LINQ
England

For the 6 months to 15 December 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 93 (100.00%) C#
2 70 (75.27%) HTML
3 69 (74.19%) SQL
3 69 (74.19%) .NET
4 64 (68.82%) AngularJS
5 61 (65.59%) HTML5
6 59 (63.44%) Entity Framework
7 50 (53.76%) JavaScript
8 44 (47.31%) CSS
9 42 (45.16%) Agile Software Development
10 39 (41.94%) MVC
11 35 (37.63%) .NET Framework
11 35 (37.63%) JSON
11 35 (37.63%) KnockoutJS
12 34 (36.56%) Finance
12 34 (36.56%) Windows
13 33 (35.48%) Visual Studio
14 27 (29.03%) TDD
15 26 (27.96%) Team Foundation Server
16 25 (26.88%) ASP.NET
17 24 (25.81%) REST
18 23 (24.73%) Greenfield Project
19 22 (23.66%) Twitter Bootstrap
20 20 (21.51%) SQL Server
20 20 (21.51%) Microsoft
20 20 (21.51%) jQuery
20 20 (21.51%) WPF
21 19 (20.43%) Git (software)
21 19 (20.43%) CSS3
21 19 (20.43%) .NET Core

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 18 (19.35%) Confluence
2 3 (3.23%) CMS
3 1 (1.08%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (1.08%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 1 (1.08%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (1.08%) Maya
Cloud Services
1 18 (19.35%) npm
1 18 (19.35%) NuGet
2 9 (9.68%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 14 (15.05%) Internet
2 1 (1.08%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (21.51%) SQL Server
2 17 (18.28%) MySQL
3 16 (17.20%) SQLite
4 15 (16.13%) Relational Database
5 14 (15.05%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 3 (3.23%) MongoDB
6 3 (3.23%) NoSQL
6 3 (3.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (2.15%) Cloud Spanner
7 2 (2.15%) Redis
7 2 (2.15%) SQL Server 2012
7 2 (2.15%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 1 (1.08%) DTS
8 1 (1.08%) RavenDB
8 1 (1.08%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 33 (35.48%) Visual Studio
2 26 (27.96%) Team Foundation Server
3 19 (20.43%) Git (software)
4 18 (19.35%) Visual Studio Code
5 15 (16.13%) webpack
6 14 (15.05%) Jasmine
6 14 (15.05%) Karma Test Runner
6 14 (15.05%) PhantomJS
7 13 (13.98%) NUnit
8 7 (7.53%) NSubstitute
8 7 (7.53%) ReSharper
9 2 (2.15%) Log4Net
9 2 (2.15%) MSTest
10 1 (1.08%) JIRA
10 1 (1.08%) Mercurial
10 1 (1.08%) Octopus Deploy
10 1 (1.08%) Selenium
10 1 (1.08%) SpecFlow
10 1 (1.08%) TeamCity
10 1 (1.08%) WebDriver
General
1 34 (36.56%) Finance
2 1 (1.08%) Automotive
2 1 (1.08%) Games
2 1 (1.08%) Retail
2 1 (1.08%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 90 (96.77%) Developer
2 52 (55.91%) C# Developer
3 38 (40.86%) Software Developer
4 31 (33.33%) Full Stack Developer
5 18 (19.35%) Senior Developer
6 17 (18.28%) .NET Developer
7 16 (17.20%) Senior C# Developer
8 15 (16.13%) C# Software Developer
9 7 (7.53%) C# .NET Developer
10 4 (4.30%) Lead C# Developer
10 4 (4.30%) Lead Developer
10 4 (4.30%) Senior .NET Developer
11 3 (3.23%) .NET Software Developer
11 3 (3.23%) ASP.NET Developer
11 3 (3.23%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
11 3 (3.23%) C# ASP.NET Developer
12 2 (2.15%) .NET Software Engineer
12 2 (2.15%) Azure Developer
12 2 (2.15%) Graduate Developer
12 2 (2.15%) Senior C# .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 70 (75.27%) HTML
2 69 (74.19%) .NET
3 64 (68.82%) AngularJS
4 61 (65.59%) HTML5
5 59 (63.44%) Entity Framework
6 44 (47.31%) CSS
7 35 (37.63%) .NET Framework
7 35 (37.63%) JSON
7 35 (37.63%) KnockoutJS
8 25 (26.88%) ASP.NET
9 24 (25.81%) REST
10 22 (23.66%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 20 (21.51%) jQuery
11 20 (21.51%) WPF
12 19 (20.43%) .NET Core
12 19 (20.43%) CSS3
13 18 (19.35%) Sass
14 17 (18.28%) Code First Entity Framework
14 17 (18.28%) Node.js
14 17 (18.28%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 23 (24.73%) Greenfield Project
2 18 (19.35%) CCTV
3 14 (15.05%) Internet of Things
4 9 (9.68%) SCADA
5 1 (1.08%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.08%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 34 (36.56%) Windows
2 18 (19.35%) Windows 10
3 2 (2.15%) Windows Server
3 2 (2.15%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (45.16%) Agile Software Development
2 39 (41.94%) MVC
3 27 (29.03%) TDD
4 16 (17.20%) Wealth Management
5 11 (11.83%) Inversion of Control
6 10 (10.75%) Problem-Solving
7 9 (9.68%) OOD
8 8 (8.60%) SDLC
9 7 (7.53%) Dependency Injection
9 7 (7.53%) OOP
9 7 (7.53%) Scrum
9 7 (7.53%) Unit Testing
10 5 (5.38%) Collaborative Working
10 5 (5.38%) Migration
10 5 (5.38%) OO
11 4 (4.30%) BDD
12 3 (3.23%) CRM
12 3 (3.23%) Front End Development
12 3 (3.23%) SOLID
13 2 (2.15%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 93 (100.00%) C#
2 69 (74.19%) SQL
3 50 (53.76%) JavaScript
4 18 (19.35%) TypeScript
5 12 (12.90%) T-SQL
6 9 (9.68%) VBScript
7 4 (4.30%) VB.NET
8 2 (2.15%) PL/SQL
9 1 (1.08%) F#
9 1 (1.08%) VB
9 1 (1.08%) XAML
Qualifications
1 11 (11.83%) Degree
2 2 (2.15%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.23%) QA
2 1 (1.08%) GDPR
System Software
1 9 (9.68%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.08%) Docker
Vendors
1 20 (21.51%) Microsoft
2 18 (19.35%) Atlassian
3 14 (15.05%) BT
4 2 (2.15%) DevExpress
5 1 (1.08%) Altova
5 1 (1.08%) Oracle
5 1 (1.08%) ServiceNow
5 1 (1.08%) Xamarin