The table below looks at the statistics for LINQ skills in IT jobs advertised for the Bedfordshire region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited LINQ over the 3 months to 30 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Language Integrated Query (LINQ)
Rank 79 74 84
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +10
Permanent jobs citing LINQ 26 15 22
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 2.26% 1.63% 2.09%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 5.75% 4.89% 6.01%
Number of salaries quoted 25 15 21
Average salary £47,500 £47,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +35.71%
90% offered a salary of more than £42,000 £37,500 £31,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £52,500 £42,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £36,000
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +4.16%
LINQ
East of England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category in permanent jobs advertised in the Bedfordshire region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Bedfordshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
452 307 366
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 39.34% 33.26% 34.79%
Number of salaries quoted 408 303 331
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +20.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £27,600 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £50,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -

LINQ
Jobs Demand Trend in Bedfordshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing LINQ across the Bedfordshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

LINQ Jobs Demand Trend in Bedfordshire

LINQ
Salary Trend in Bedfordshire

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

LINQ Salary Trend in Bedfordshire

LINQ
Salary Histogram in Bedfordshire

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing LINQ across the Bedfordshire region over the 3 months to 30 September 2014.

LINQ Salary Histogram in Bedfordshire

LINQ
Job Locations in Bedfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing LINQ within the Bedfordshire region over the 3 months to 30 September 2014. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bedford +6 25 £47,500 -9.52%
LINQ
East of England

LINQ
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 30 September 2014, IT jobs across the Bedfordshire region citing LINQ also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited LINQ.

1 60 (100.00%) .NET
1 60 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 59 (98.33%) C#
2 59 (98.33%) ASP.NET
3 55 (91.67%) MVC
4 54 (90.00%) Scrum
4 54 (90.00%) WCF
5 50 (83.33%) .NET Framework
6 49 (81.67%) Agile Software Development
6 49 (81.67%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
7 38 (63.33%) TDD
8 35 (58.33%) SQL
9 32 (53.33%) Microsoft
10 29 (48.33%) Team Foundation Server
11 28 (46.67%) SQL Server 2008
12 24 (40.00%) WinForms
12 24 (40.00%) T-SQL
12 24 (40.00%) JavaScript
12 24 (40.00%) SharePoint
12 24 (40.00%) Subversion
12 24 (40.00%) jQuery
13 23 (38.33%) WPF
13 23 (38.33%) Multithreading
13 23 (38.33%) Windows
14 20 (33.33%) Finance
14 20 (33.33%) OO
14 20 (33.33%) Silverlight
14 20 (33.33%) ASP.NET MVC
15 19 (31.67%) Moq
15 19 (31.67%) SQL Server 2005

LINQ
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 September 2014, IT jobs across the Bedfordshire region citing LINQ also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited LINQ. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 24 (40.00%) SharePoint
2 5 (8.33%) CMS
Applications
1 19 (31.67%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 60 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 28 (46.67%) SQL Server 2008
3 19 (31.67%) SQL Server 2005
4 10 (16.67%) Relational Database
5 5 (8.33%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (1.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (1.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (1.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 29 (48.33%) Team Foundation Server
2 24 (40.00%) Subversion
3 19 (31.67%) Moq
4 18 (30.00%) Visual Studio
5 7 (11.67%) Rhino Mocks
6 5 (8.33%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 20 (33.33%) Finance
2 1 (1.67%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 59 (98.33%) Developer
2 52 (86.67%) C# Developer
3 45 (75.00%) C# .NET Developer
4 37 (61.67%) C# ASP.NET Developer
5 36 (60.00%) Senior Developer
6 34 (56.67%) Senior C# Developer
7 23 (38.33%) .NET Developer
8 17 (28.33%) Lead Developer
9 12 (20.00%) ASP.NET Developer
10 11 (18.33%) Senior .NET Developer
10 11 (18.33%) Technical Leader
11 10 (16.67%) Technical Developer
12 8 (13.33%) .NET Team Leader
12 8 (13.33%) Team Leader
13 7 (11.67%) Architect
14 6 (10.00%) Lead C# Developer
15 4 (6.67%) Solutions Architect
16 3 (5.00%) Senior ASP.NET Developer
16 3 (5.00%) Senior Architect
16 3 (5.00%) C# Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 60 (100.00%) .NET
2 59 (98.33%) ASP.NET
3 54 (90.00%) WCF
4 50 (83.33%) .NET Framework
5 49 (81.67%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
6 24 (40.00%) jQuery
6 24 (40.00%) WinForms
7 23 (38.33%) WPF
8 20 (33.33%) Silverlight
8 20 (33.33%) ASP.NET MVC
9 19 (31.67%) ADO.NET
10 9 (15.00%) CSS
10 9 (15.00%) HTML
11 7 (11.67%) Web Services
12 5 (8.33%) LINQ to SQL
12 5 (8.33%) ASP.NET MVC 3
12 5 (8.33%) Razor View Engine
13 4 (6.67%) Middleware
14 3 (5.00%) Ajax
14 3 (5.00%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 19 (31.67%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 23 (38.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (91.67%) MVC
2 54 (90.00%) Scrum
3 49 (81.67%) Agile Software Development
4 38 (63.33%) TDD
5 23 (38.33%) Multithreading
6 20 (33.33%) OO
7 19 (31.67%) OOD
8 6 (10.00%) Technical Architecture
8 6 (10.00%) Continuous Integration
9 4 (6.67%) Project Management
9 4 (6.67%) Software Engineering
10 3 (5.00%) Business Analysis
10 3 (5.00%) Product Management
10 3 (5.00%) Mentoring
11 1 (1.67%) Kanban
11 1 (1.67%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 59 (98.33%) C#
2 35 (58.33%) SQL
3 24 (40.00%) T-SQL
3 24 (40.00%) JavaScript
4 2 (3.33%) VB
5 1 (1.67%) VB.NET
5 1 (1.67%) VB6
Systems Management
1 15 (25.00%) MOM
Vendors
1 32 (53.33%) Microsoft