The table below looks at the statistics for LINQ skills in IT jobs advertised for the Edinburgh region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited LINQ over the 3 months to 23 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Language Integrated Query (LINQ)
Rank 97 96 88
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -8
Permanent jobs citing LINQ 10 2 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.67% 0.16% 0.40%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.75% 0.48% 1.06%
Number of salaries quoted 9 2 5
Average salary £40,000 £41,250 £34,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.03% +21.32%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,200 £40,250 £30,400
10% offered a salary of more than £43,000 £42,250 £45,400
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £36,000
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +4.16%
LINQ
Scotland

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 Edinburgh region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Edinburgh
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
573 417 473
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 38.48% 33.04% 37.87%
Number of salaries quoted 458 279 339
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £28,500 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -

LINQ
Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

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

LINQ Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

LINQ
Salary Trend in Edinburgh

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

LINQ Salary Trend in Edinburgh

LINQ
Salary Histogram in Edinburgh

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing LINQ across the Edinburgh region over the 3 months to 23 September 2014.

LINQ Salary Histogram in Edinburgh

LINQ
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, IT jobs across the Edinburgh 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 18 (100.00%) C#
1 18 (100.00%) .NET
2 13 (72.22%) SQL Server
3 12 (66.67%) ASP.NET
4 11 (61.11%) JavaScript
4 11 (61.11%) WPF
5 10 (55.56%) WCF
6 9 (50.00%) Silverlight
6 9 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
7 8 (44.44%) N-Tier
7 8 (44.44%) MVC
7 8 (44.44%) WinForms
8 7 (38.89%) .NET Framework
8 7 (38.89%) Multithreading
8 7 (38.89%) F#
8 7 (38.89%) ASP.NET MVC
8 7 (38.89%) AppFabric
8 7 (38.89%) AngularJS
9 5 (27.78%) Microsoft Azure
9 5 (27.78%) Unit Testing
9 5 (27.78%) Degree
9 5 (27.78%) TDD
9 5 (27.78%) Microsoft
9 5 (27.78%) XML
10 4 (22.22%) CSS
10 4 (22.22%) HTML
10 4 (22.22%) Mentoring
11 3 (16.67%) jQuery
11 3 (16.67%) Software Engineering
11 3 (16.67%) Finance

LINQ
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, IT jobs across the Edinburgh 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.

Applications
1 3 (16.67%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 5 (27.78%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (72.22%) SQL Server
2 2 (11.11%) Relational Database
3 1 (5.56%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 3 (16.67%) Visual Studio
2 2 (11.11%) NUnit
2 2 (11.11%) Moq
3 1 (5.56%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 3 (16.67%) Finance
2 2 (11.11%) Telecoms
3 1 (5.56%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 14 (77.78%) Developer
2 8 (44.44%) Software Developer
3 7 (38.89%) Programmer
3 7 (38.89%) C# Developer
3 7 (38.89%) C# Programmer
4 5 (27.78%) C# .NET Developer
5 4 (22.22%) C# ASP.NET Developer
5 4 (22.22%) Senior Developer
6 3 (16.67%) Analyst Programmer
6 3 (16.67%) Analyst
6 3 (16.67%) .NET Developer
6 3 (16.67%) .NET Software Developer
6 3 (16.67%) C# Analyst Programmer
7 2 (11.11%) C# Software Developer
7 2 (11.11%) Senior Software Developer
8 1 (5.56%) Senior C# Developer
8 1 (5.56%) Senior .NET Developer
8 1 (5.56%) Lead C# Developer
8 1 (5.56%) Lead Software Developer
8 1 (5.56%) Lead .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (100.00%) .NET
2 12 (66.67%) ASP.NET
3 11 (61.11%) WPF
4 10 (55.56%) WCF
5 9 (50.00%) Silverlight
6 8 (44.44%) WinForms
7 7 (38.89%) .NET Framework
7 7 (38.89%) ASP.NET MVC
7 7 (38.89%) AppFabric
7 7 (38.89%) AngularJS
8 5 (27.78%) XML
9 4 (22.22%) CSS
9 4 (22.22%) HTML
10 3 (16.67%) jQuery
11 2 (11.11%) SOAP
11 2 (11.11%) Web Services
11 2 (11.11%) XSLT
11 2 (11.11%) Protocol Buffers
11 2 (11.11%) ZeroMQ
11 2 (11.11%) ASP.NET MVC 3
Miscellaneous
1 8 (44.44%) N-Tier
2 2 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (5.56%) GIS
3 1 (5.56%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 2 (11.11%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (44.44%) MVC
3 7 (38.89%) Multithreading
4 5 (27.78%) TDD
4 5 (27.78%) Unit Testing
5 4 (22.22%) Mentoring
6 3 (16.67%) Software Engineering
7 2 (11.11%) Release Management
7 2 (11.11%) Financial Modelling
7 2 (11.11%) MVVM
8 1 (5.56%) OO
Programming Languages
1 18 (100.00%) C#
2 11 (61.11%) JavaScript
3 7 (38.89%) F#
4 2 (11.11%) SQL
4 2 (11.11%) T-SQL
4 2 (11.11%) XPath
Qualifications
1 5 (27.78%) Degree
2 1 (5.56%) Microsoft Certification
Vendors
1 5 (27.78%) Microsoft
2 2 (11.11%) Infragistics
2 2 (11.11%) Google
2 2 (11.11%) Red Gate
3 1 (5.56%) Twitter