The table below looks at the statistics for LINQ skills in IT jobs advertised for the Scotland region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited LINQ over the 3 months to 27 February 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Language Integrated Query (LINQ)
Rank 134 114 136
Rank change year-on-year
-20 +22
Permanent jobs citing LINQ 20 49 13
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 0.64% 1.43% 0.45%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.66% 3.45% 1.22%
Number of salaries quoted 12 40 10
Average salary £38,000 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.00% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £34,900 £33,000
10% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £50,000 £44,100
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+1.26% +5.33%
LINQ
UK

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 Scotland region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Scotland
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
1206 1420 1067
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 38.49% 41.50% 36.88%
Number of salaries quoted 810 923 681
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £31,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £50,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+1.26% +5.33%

LINQ
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

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

LINQ Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

LINQ
Salary Trend in Scotland

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

LINQ Salary Trend in Scotland

LINQ
Salary Histogram in Scotland

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing LINQ across the Scotland region over the 3 months to 27 February 2015.

LINQ Salary Histogram in Scotland

LINQ
Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing LINQ within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 27 February 2015. 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
Glasgow -10 17 £38,000 -15.55%
Edinburgh 0 5 £30,000 -20.00%
LINQ
UK

LINQ
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, IT jobs across the Scotland 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 53 (100.00%) C#
2 51 (96.23%) .NET
3 38 (71.70%) SQL Server
4 34 (64.15%) ASP.NET
5 33 (62.26%) JavaScript
6 31 (58.49%) MVC
6 31 (58.49%) .NET Framework
7 24 (45.28%) WCF
8 22 (41.51%) Visual Studio
8 22 (41.51%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
9 21 (39.62%) HTML
10 20 (37.74%) jQuery
11 19 (35.85%) SQL
12 18 (33.96%) Microsoft
13 16 (30.19%) Web Services
13 16 (30.19%) Agile Software Development
13 16 (30.19%) HTML5
14 15 (28.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 15 (28.30%) WPF
14 15 (28.30%) CSS
15 14 (26.42%) OO
15 14 (26.42%) Software Engineering
16 13 (24.53%) XML
17 12 (22.64%) Windows
18 11 (20.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
18 11 (20.75%) Silverlight
18 11 (20.75%) Unit Testing
18 11 (20.75%) LINQ to SQL
18 11 (20.75%) AngularJS
18 11 (20.75%) Relational Database

LINQ
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, IT jobs across the Scotland 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 7 (13.21%) BizTalk Server
2 2 (3.77%) CMS
2 2 (3.77%) Umbraco
3 1 (1.89%) IIS
3 1 (1.89%) JBoss
Applications
1 4 (7.55%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 6 (11.32%) Amazon EC2
1 6 (11.32%) Amazon S3
1 6 (11.32%) Amazon AWS
1 6 (11.32%) Amazon SQS
1 6 (11.32%) GitHub
2 3 (5.66%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.89%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (71.70%) SQL Server
2 15 (28.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 11 (20.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 11 (20.75%) Relational Database
4 9 (16.98%) SQL Server 2008
5 8 (15.09%) SQL Server 2012
6 7 (13.21%) MongoDB
6 7 (13.21%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 6 (11.32%) NoSQL
7 6 (11.32%) Hadoop
7 6 (11.32%) Amazon RDS
8 4 (7.55%) RDBMS
9 2 (3.77%) Big Data
10 1 (1.89%) PostgreSQL
10 1 (1.89%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 22 (41.51%) Visual Studio
2 10 (18.87%) Git (software)
3 9 (16.98%) Team Foundation Server
4 8 (15.09%) NUnit
5 7 (13.21%) Moq
6 4 (7.55%) GitLab
6 4 (7.55%) Subversion
6 4 (7.55%) Selenium
6 4 (7.55%) TeamCity
7 3 (5.66%) WatiN
7 3 (5.66%) Cucumber
7 3 (5.66%) MSBuild
8 2 (3.77%) SpecFlow
9 1 (1.89%) Mockito
9 1 (1.89%) JUnit
9 1 (1.89%) Maven
9 1 (1.89%) Eclipse
General
1 4 (7.55%) Telecoms
2 2 (3.77%) Finance
3 1 (1.89%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 43 (81.13%) Developer
2 18 (33.96%) .NET Developer
3 17 (32.08%) C# Developer
3 17 (32.08%) Software Developer
4 13 (24.53%) Senior Developer
5 10 (18.87%) C# .NET Developer
6 6 (11.32%) C# ASP.NET Developer
6 6 (11.32%) C# Software Developer
6 6 (11.32%) Senior Software Developer
6 6 (11.32%) ASP.NET Developer
7 4 (7.55%) Senior .NET Developer
8 3 (5.66%) Senior C# Developer
8 3 (5.66%) C# Analyst Programmer
8 3 (5.66%) Software Engineer
8 3 (5.66%) Analyst Programmer
8 3 (5.66%) Programmer
8 3 (5.66%) Analyst
8 3 (5.66%) C# Programmer
9 2 (3.77%) Lead Developer
9 2 (3.77%) Junior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 51 (96.23%) .NET
2 34 (64.15%) ASP.NET
3 31 (58.49%) .NET Framework
4 24 (45.28%) WCF
5 22 (41.51%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
6 21 (39.62%) HTML
7 20 (37.74%) jQuery
8 16 (30.19%) HTML5
8 16 (30.19%) Web Services
9 15 (28.30%) CSS
9 15 (28.30%) WPF
10 13 (24.53%) XML
11 11 (20.75%) Silverlight
11 11 (20.75%) LINQ to SQL
11 11 (20.75%) AngularJS
12 10 (18.87%) XSLT
12 10 (18.87%) WinForms
13 9 (16.98%) NHibernate
14 8 (15.09%) ASP.NET MVC
15 7 (13.21%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 8 (15.09%) N-Tier
1 8 (15.09%) Enterprise Software
2 7 (13.21%) User Experience
3 5 (9.43%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (7.55%) iPad
5 2 (3.77%) Mobile App
5 2 (3.77%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 12 (22.64%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (58.49%) MVC
2 16 (30.19%) Agile Software Development
3 14 (26.42%) Software Engineering
3 14 (26.42%) OO
4 11 (20.75%) Unit Testing
5 10 (18.87%) OOP
6 9 (16.98%) TDD
6 9 (16.98%) Continuous Integration
7 7 (13.21%) Multithreading
7 7 (13.21%) Parallel Programming
8 6 (11.32%) UX Design
8 6 (11.32%) Automated Testing
8 6 (11.32%) Release Management
9 5 (9.43%) Scrum
9 5 (9.43%) BDD
10 3 (5.66%) MVVM
10 3 (5.66%) Mentoring
10 3 (5.66%) Coaching
10 3 (5.66%) ETL
10 3 (5.66%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 53 (100.00%) C#
2 33 (62.26%) JavaScript
3 19 (35.85%) SQL
4 7 (13.21%) F#
5 5 (9.43%) T-SQL
6 3 (5.66%) PL/SQL
7 2 (3.77%) Java
7 2 (3.77%) XPath
8 1 (1.89%) PHP
8 1 (1.89%) C++
Qualifications
1 9 (16.98%) Degree
2 2 (3.77%) VCP4
3 1 (1.89%) Microsoft Certification
Vendors
1 18 (33.96%) Microsoft
2 8 (15.09%) Oracle
3 4 (7.55%) Sybase
4 3 (5.66%) Informatica
4 3 (5.66%) TIBCO
4 3 (5.66%) Infragistics
4 3 (5.66%) Google
4 3 (5.66%) Red Gate