Period
to 19 January 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 19 January 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Language Integrated Query (LINQ)
England > West Midlands
6 months to
19 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 263 226 237
Rank change year-on-year -37 +11 -64
Permanent jobs citing LINQ 48 106 82
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.49% 1.01% 0.78%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.30% 2.87% 2.28%
Number of salaries quoted 29 94 76
West Midlands median annual salary £50,000 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +25.00% - +14.29%
10th Percentile £33,050 £28,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £58,750 £52,500 £52,500
England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%

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 3,684 3,698 3,597
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 37.46% 35.22% 34.38%
Number of salaries quoted 3,061 3,220 3,199
West Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +1.27% +5.33%
10th Percentile £25,000 £25,000 £25,000
90th Percentile £60,000 £60,000 £57,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +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 19 January 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 19 January 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 +13 23 £52,500 +10.53% 2
Staffordshire -3 7 £50,000 +75.44% 3
Coventry -8 7 - -
Warwickshire -16 5 £55,000 +86.44%
Worcestershire -1 3 £36,500 +7.35% 2
Solihull - 1 £52,500 -
LINQ
England

For the 6 months to 19 January 2018, 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 47 (97.92%) C#
2 46 (95.83%) .NET
3 38 (79.17%) SQL Server
4 24 (50.00%) MVC
5 22 (45.83%) XML
6 21 (43.75%) VB.NET
6 21 (43.75%) ASP.NET
6 21 (43.75%) CSS
6 21 (43.75%) SQL
7 19 (39.58%) HTML
7 19 (39.58%) JavaScript
8 18 (37.50%) Visual Studio
9 16 (33.33%) SOAP
10 15 (31.25%) Entity Framework
11 14 (29.17%) AngularJS
11 14 (29.17%) Agile Software Development
11 14 (29.17%) .NET Framework
11 14 (29.17%) SharePoint
12 13 (27.08%) Web Services
12 13 (27.08%) JSON
12 13 (27.08%) Team Foundation Server
13 12 (25.00%) REST
13 12 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
14 11 (22.92%) TDD
14 11 (22.92%) Workflow
15 10 (20.83%) BizTalk Server
15 10 (20.83%) SOA
15 10 (20.83%) XSLT
15 10 (20.83%) Web Development
15 10 (20.83%) jQuery

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 14 (29.17%) SharePoint
2 10 (20.83%) BizTalk Server
3 8 (16.67%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 6 (12.50%) SharePoint Server
5 5 (10.42%) IIS
5 5 (10.42%) Umbraco
6 2 (4.17%) Sonic ESB
7 1 (2.08%) Apache
7 1 (2.08%) Confluence
Applications
1 6 (12.50%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (2.08%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 6 (12.50%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 12 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (4.17%) Azure Active Directory
2 2 (4.17%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (79.17%) SQL Server
2 8 (16.67%) DTS
2 8 (16.67%) SQL Server 2008
2 8 (16.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (4.17%) SQL Server 2016
4 1 (2.08%) MySQL
4 1 (2.08%) Relational Database
4 1 (2.08%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 18 (37.50%) Visual Studio
2 13 (27.08%) Team Foundation Server
3 6 (12.50%) Git (software)
4 5 (10.42%) git-flow
5 2 (4.17%) JIRA
6 1 (2.08%) Jasmine
6 1 (2.08%) Karma Test Runner
6 1 (2.08%) PhantomJS
6 1 (2.08%) Subversion
6 1 (2.08%) webpack
General
1 6 (12.50%) Pharmaceutical
2 2 (4.17%) Finance
3 1 (2.08%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 46 (95.83%) Developer
2 26 (54.17%) C# Developer
3 15 (31.25%) .NET Developer
4 13 (27.08%) Senior Developer
5 12 (25.00%) C# .NET Developer
6 8 (16.67%) Integration Developer
6 8 (16.67%) Senior .NET Developer
6 8 (16.67%) Senior C# Developer
6 8 (16.67%) ServiceNow Developer
7 7 (14.58%) Junior
7 7 (14.58%) Junior C# Developer
7 7 (14.58%) Junior Developer
8 6 (12.50%) C# Software Developer
8 6 (12.50%) Senior C# .NET Developer
8 6 (12.50%) Web Developer
9 5 (10.42%) .NET Software Developer
9 5 (10.42%) Angular Developer
9 5 (10.42%) C# Web Developer
9 5 (10.42%) Lead Developer
10 4 (8.33%) Sitecore Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 46 (95.83%) .NET
2 22 (45.83%) XML
3 21 (43.75%) ASP.NET
3 21 (43.75%) CSS
4 19 (39.58%) HTML
5 16 (33.33%) SOAP
6 15 (31.25%) Entity Framework
7 14 (29.17%) .NET Framework
7 14 (29.17%) AngularJS
8 13 (27.08%) JSON
8 13 (27.08%) Web Services
9 12 (25.00%) REST
10 10 (20.83%) ASP.NET MVC
10 10 (20.83%) jQuery
10 10 (20.83%) XSLT
11 8 (16.67%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 6 (12.50%) ASP.NET Web Forms
12 6 (12.50%) Kendo UI
12 6 (12.50%) KnockoutJS
12 6 (12.50%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 6 (12.50%) NHS
2 5 (10.42%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (10.42%) Mobile App
3 4 (8.33%) Management Information System
4 2 (4.17%) Computer Science
4 2 (4.17%) Greenfield Project
4 2 (4.17%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 5 (10.42%) Windows
2 1 (2.08%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (50.00%) MVC
2 14 (29.17%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (22.92%) TDD
3 11 (22.92%) Workflow
4 10 (20.83%) SOA
4 10 (20.83%) Web Development
5 8 (16.67%) Data Transformation
5 8 (16.67%) ITIL
5 8 (16.67%) Service Management
5 8 (16.67%) Time Management
6 7 (14.58%) Line Management
6 7 (14.58%) SDLC
6 7 (14.58%) Unit Testing
7 6 (12.50%) CRM
7 6 (12.50%) Mentoring
8 5 (10.42%) E-Commerce
8 5 (10.42%) Front End Development
8 5 (10.42%) Mobile Application Development
8 5 (10.42%) Personalization
8 5 (10.42%) Prototyping
Programming Languages
1 47 (97.92%) C#
2 21 (43.75%) SQL
2 21 (43.75%) VB.NET
3 19 (39.58%) JavaScript
4 9 (18.75%) T-SQL
5 2 (4.17%) Java
6 1 (2.08%) PHP
6 1 (2.08%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 7 (14.58%) Degree
2 2 (4.17%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (2.08%) MCSD
3 1 (2.08%) MCTS
3 1 (2.08%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.08%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 5 (10.42%) Docker
Systems Management
1 5 (10.42%) Opscode Chef
1 5 (10.42%) Puppet
Vendors
1 9 (18.75%) Microsoft
2 8 (16.67%) Oracle
2 8 (16.67%) ServiceNow
3 6 (12.50%) Xamarin
4 5 (10.42%) Sitecore
5 1 (2.08%) DevExpress