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 3 months to 24 April 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Language Integrated Query (LINQ)
England / West Midlands
3 months to
24 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 177 178 149
Rank change year-on-year +1 -29  
Permanent jobs citing LINQ 40 67 84
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.83% 1.07% 1.56%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 2.17% 3.12% 3.93%
Number of salaries quoted 39 67 80
Median salary £45,000 £47,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.26% +18.75%  
90% offered a salary of more than £33,700 £34,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £50,000 £49,700
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +6.25%  

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 West Midlands with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Software Library & Framework Skills
West Midlands
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 1847 2149 2137
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 38.15% 34.42% 39.70%
Number of salaries quoted 1626 1866 1925
Median salary £37,500 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -6.25% +6.66%  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £26,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £52,500 £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 West Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the West Midlands 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 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 3 months to 24 April 2017.

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 3 months to 24 April 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
Birmingham +31 18 £45,000 +5.88% 2
Coventry -4 14 £45,000 -10.00% 1
Herefordshire - 3 £37,500 -
Worcestershire -1 2 £34,000 -32.00%
Warwickshire +26 1 £45,000 +114.28%
Solihull - 1 £36,000 -
Sutton Coldfield - 1 £35,000 -
LINQ
England

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 West Midlands region with a requirement for LINQ.

1 73 (100.00%) C#
1 73 (100.00%) .NET
2 63 (86.30%) SQL
3 60 (82.19%) MVC
4 59 (80.82%) .NET Framework
5 57 (78.08%) Entity Framework
6 56 (76.71%) ASP.NET
7 50 (68.49%) JavaScript
7 50 (68.49%) SQL Server
8 45 (61.64%) CSS
9 44 (60.27%) HTML
10 39 (53.42%) jQuery
11 38 (52.05%) ASP.NET MVC
12 36 (49.32%) Microsoft
13 32 (43.84%) WCF
14 26 (35.62%) WPF
14 26 (35.62%) T-SQL
15 24 (32.88%) Team Foundation Server
16 23 (31.51%) Agile Software Development
17 22 (30.14%) Visual Studio
18 18 (24.66%) iPad
18 18 (24.66%) CMS
19 17 (23.29%) LINQ to SQL
19 17 (23.29%) Web Application Development
20 16 (21.92%) Web Development
20 16 (21.92%) VB.NET
21 15 (20.55%) Classic ASP
22 14 (19.18%) ASP.NET Web Forms
22 14 (19.18%) ASP.NET Web API
23 12 (16.44%) Ajax

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 (24.66%) CMS
2 1 (1.37%) IIS
2 1 (1.37%) Tomcat
Business Applications
1 1 (1.37%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 8 (10.96%) SaaS
2 1 (1.37%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 9 (12.33%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 50 (68.49%) SQL Server
2 10 (13.70%) SQL Server 2005
2 10 (13.70%) SQL Server 2014
3 9 (12.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 5 (6.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (1.37%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 24 (32.88%) Team Foundation Server
2 22 (30.14%) Visual Studio
3 4 (5.48%) Jenkins
3 4 (5.48%) NUnit
4 1 (1.37%) Ant
General
1 8 (10.96%) Finance
2 1 (1.37%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 64 (87.67%) Developer
2 45 (61.64%) .NET Developer
3 32 (43.84%) C# Developer
4 26 (35.62%) C# .NET Developer
5 21 (28.77%) Senior Developer
6 19 (26.03%) ASP.NET Developer
6 19 (26.03%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 16 (21.92%) Software Developer
8 14 (19.18%) JavaScript Developer
9 12 (16.44%) Senior .NET Developer
10 11 (15.07%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
11 9 (12.33%) Senior Software Developer
11 9 (12.33%) SQL Developer
12 7 (9.59%) Senior C# .NET Developer
12 7 (9.59%) Senior C# Developer
13 6 (8.22%) HTML Developer
14 5 (6.85%) C# Software Developer
14 5 (6.85%) Software Development Team Leader
14 5 (6.85%) Software Team Leader
14 5 (6.85%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 73 (100.00%) .NET
2 59 (80.82%) .NET Framework
3 57 (78.08%) Entity Framework
4 56 (76.71%) ASP.NET
5 45 (61.64%) CSS
6 44 (60.27%) HTML
7 39 (53.42%) jQuery
8 38 (52.05%) ASP.NET MVC
9 32 (43.84%) WCF
10 26 (35.62%) WPF
11 17 (23.29%) LINQ to SQL
12 15 (20.55%) Classic ASP
13 14 (19.18%) ASP.NET Web API
13 14 (19.18%) ASP.NET Web Forms
14 12 (16.44%) Ajax
14 12 (16.44%) XML
15 11 (15.07%) WF
16 10 (13.70%) Web Services
16 10 (13.70%) WinForms
17 9 (12.33%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 18 (24.66%) iPad
2 9 (12.33%) Greenfield Project
3 1 (1.37%) Computer Science
3 1 (1.37%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 2 (2.74%) Windows
2 1 (1.37%) Android
2 1 (1.37%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 60 (82.19%) MVC
2 23 (31.51%) Agile Software Development
3 17 (23.29%) Web Application Development
4 16 (21.92%) Web Development
5 12 (16.44%) Mentoring
6 10 (13.70%) Prototyping
6 10 (13.70%) SDLC
7 9 (12.33%) Software Architecture
8 7 (9.59%) TDD
9 6 (8.22%) Migration
10 5 (6.85%) BDD
10 5 (6.85%) CRM
11 4 (5.48%) Front End Development
11 4 (5.48%) OOP
11 4 (5.48%) Parallel Processing
12 3 (4.11%) Line Management
12 3 (4.11%) OO
13 2 (2.74%) API Development
13 2 (2.74%) API Integration
13 2 (2.74%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 73 (100.00%) C#
2 63 (86.30%) SQL
3 50 (68.49%) JavaScript
4 26 (35.62%) T-SQL
5 16 (21.92%) VB.NET
6 1 (1.37%) Java
Qualifications
1 3 (4.11%) Degree
Vendors
1 36 (49.32%) Microsoft
2 11 (15.07%) Google
3 8 (10.96%) Telerik
4 2 (2.74%) Xamarin
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Salary: £20000 - £26000 per annum + benefits
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