The table below looks at the statistics for LINQ skills in IT jobs advertised for the Reading region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited LINQ over the 3 months to 19 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Language Integrated Query (LINQ)
Rank 139 131 99
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -32
Permanent jobs citing LINQ 8 20 32
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 0.31% 0.79% 1.56%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.75% 2.83% 4.24%
Number of salaries quoted 8 18 30
Average salary £45,000 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+28.57% -
90% offered a salary of more than £41,750 £28,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £64,000 £52,250 £45,250
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
LINQ
Berkshire

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 Reading region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Reading
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
458 706 754
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 17.64% 27.72% 36.80%
Number of salaries quoted 398 588 680
Average salary £47,500 £40,000 £43,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+18.75% -6.97%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £28,000 £32,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -

LINQ
Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

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

LINQ Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

LINQ
Salary Trend in Reading

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

LINQ Salary Trend in Reading

LINQ
Salary Histogram in Reading

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing LINQ across the Reading region over the 3 months to 19 December 2014.

LINQ Salary Histogram in Reading

LINQ
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT jobs across the Reading 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 14 (100.00%) .NET
2 13 (92.86%) C#
3 11 (78.57%) MVC
4 10 (71.43%) SQL
5 9 (64.29%) JavaScript
5 9 (64.29%) CSS
5 9 (64.29%) HTML
6 6 (42.86%) KnockoutJS
6 6 (42.86%) ASP.NET
7 5 (35.71%) Agile Software Development
7 5 (35.71%) SQL Server
7 5 (35.71%) Backbone.js
7 5 (35.71%) .NET Framework
7 5 (35.71%) WCF
7 5 (35.71%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
8 4 (28.57%) jQuery
8 4 (28.57%) ASP.NET Web API
8 4 (28.57%) Microsoft
8 4 (28.57%) TDD
8 4 (28.57%) BDD
9 3 (21.43%) Web Services
9 3 (21.43%) Time Management
9 3 (21.43%) SQL Server 2012
9 3 (21.43%) RESTful
9 3 (21.43%) ASP.NET MVC
9 3 (21.43%) Inversion of Control
10 2 (14.29%) ASP.NET Web Forms
10 2 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
10 2 (14.29%) Silverlight
10 2 (14.29%) LINQ to SQL

LINQ
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT jobs across the Reading 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 1 (7.14%) IIS
1 1 (7.14%) CMS
1 1 (7.14%) Umbraco
1 1 (7.14%) Sitecore CMS
Cloud Services
1 2 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (35.71%) SQL Server
2 3 (21.43%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (7.14%) NUnit
1 1 (7.14%) Git (software)
1 1 (7.14%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 1 (7.14%) Finance
1 1 (7.14%) Retail
Job Titles
1 14 (100.00%) Developer
2 5 (35.71%) Senior Developer
2 5 (35.71%) .NET Developer
3 4 (28.57%) C# Developer
4 3 (21.43%) ASP.NET Developer
4 3 (21.43%) Lead Developer
5 2 (14.29%) C# .NET Developer
5 2 (14.29%) C# ASP.NET Developer
5 2 (14.29%) Lead .NET Developer
6 1 (7.14%) C# Programmer
6 1 (7.14%) Programmer
6 1 (7.14%) Senior C# Developer
6 1 (7.14%) Senior .NET Developer
6 1 (7.14%) Senior ASP.NET Developer
6 1 (7.14%) Lead C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (100.00%) .NET
2 9 (64.29%) CSS
2 9 (64.29%) HTML
3 6 (42.86%) KnockoutJS
3 6 (42.86%) ASP.NET
4 5 (35.71%) .NET Framework
4 5 (35.71%) WCF
4 5 (35.71%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
4 5 (35.71%) Backbone.js
5 4 (28.57%) ASP.NET Web API
5 4 (28.57%) jQuery
6 3 (21.43%) Web Services
6 3 (21.43%) RESTful
6 3 (21.43%) ASP.NET MVC
7 2 (14.29%) ASP.NET Web Forms
7 2 (14.29%) Ajax
7 2 (14.29%) Silverlight
7 2 (14.29%) LINQ to SQL
8 1 (7.14%) Castle Windsor
8 1 (7.14%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 3 (21.43%) Inversion of Control
Operating Systems
1 2 (14.29%) Windows
1 2 (14.29%) Windows Mobile
1 2 (14.29%) Windows Phone 8
1 2 (14.29%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (78.57%) MVC
2 5 (35.71%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (28.57%) TDD
3 4 (28.57%) BDD
4 3 (21.43%) Time Management
5 2 (14.29%) Dependency Injection
5 2 (14.29%) MVVM
5 2 (14.29%) Scrum
5 2 (14.29%) Web Development
6 1 (7.14%) Unit Testing
6 1 (7.14%) OOP
6 1 (7.14%) OO
6 1 (7.14%) E-Commerce
6 1 (7.14%) OOD
Programming Languages
1 13 (92.86%) C#
2 10 (71.43%) SQL
3 9 (64.29%) JavaScript
4 2 (14.29%) VB.NET
4 2 (14.29%) XAML
Vendors
1 4 (28.57%) Microsoft
2 1 (7.14%) Telerik
2 1 (7.14%) EPiServer
2 1 (7.14%) Sitecore