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 29 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Language Integrated Query (LINQ)
Rank 132 118 132
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +14
Permanent jobs citing LINQ 24 47 19
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 0.78% 1.42% 0.65%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 2.01% 3.45% 1.76%
Number of salaries quoted 18 41 16
Average salary £39,000 £37,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.00% -
90% offered a salary of more than £35,250 £35,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £45,000 £44,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
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
1194 1362 1081
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 38.74% 41.24% 36.82%
Number of salaries quoted 849 871 735
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 £30,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%

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 29 January 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 29 January 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 -2 19 £40,000 +3.22%
Edinburgh -2 6 £37,500 -6.25%
West Lothian -5 1 £48,000 +28.00%
LINQ
UK

LINQ
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 29 January 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 56 (100.00%) C#
2 54 (96.43%) .NET
3 35 (62.50%) SQL Server
4 34 (60.71%) ASP.NET
5 31 (55.36%) JavaScript
6 28 (50.00%) .NET Framework
7 27 (48.21%) MVC
8 22 (39.29%) HTML
9 21 (37.50%) SQL
9 21 (37.50%) Visual Studio
9 21 (37.50%) WCF
9 21 (37.50%) jQuery
10 19 (33.93%) CSS
10 19 (33.93%) Agile Software Development
11 17 (30.36%) WPF
11 17 (30.36%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
12 16 (28.57%) Software Engineering
12 16 (28.57%) Web Services
13 15 (26.79%) Microsoft
14 14 (25.00%) Unit Testing
14 14 (25.00%) OO
15 12 (21.43%) Silverlight
16 11 (19.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 11 (19.64%) XML
16 11 (19.64%) HTML5
16 11 (19.64%) Relational Database
17 10 (17.86%) ASP.NET MVC
17 10 (17.86%) Continuous Integration
17 10 (17.86%) Degree
18 9 (16.07%) WinForms

LINQ
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 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 4 (7.14%) BizTalk Server
1 4 (7.14%) Umbraco
2 2 (3.57%) CMS
2 2 (3.57%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.79%) JBoss
3 1 (1.79%) IIS
Applications
1 4 (7.14%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 5 (8.93%) Amazon EC2
1 5 (8.93%) Amazon S3
1 5 (8.93%) Amazon AWS
1 5 (8.93%) Amazon SQS
1 5 (8.93%) GitHub
2 3 (5.36%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.79%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (62.50%) SQL Server
2 11 (19.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 11 (19.64%) Relational Database
3 8 (14.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 6 (10.71%) MongoDB
4 6 (10.71%) NoSQL
4 6 (10.71%) SQL Server 2012
5 5 (8.93%) SQL Server 2008
5 5 (8.93%) Hadoop
5 5 (8.93%) Amazon RDS
6 4 (7.14%) RDBMS
6 4 (7.14%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (1.79%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (1.79%) SSDT
7 1 (1.79%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 21 (37.50%) Visual Studio
2 9 (16.07%) NUnit
3 8 (14.29%) Moq
3 8 (14.29%) Git (software)
4 7 (12.50%) Team Foundation Server
5 3 (5.36%) Selenium
5 3 (5.36%) Subversion
6 2 (3.57%) Cucumber
6 2 (3.57%) MSBuild
6 2 (3.57%) GitLab
6 2 (3.57%) WatiN
6 2 (3.57%) TeamCity
7 1 (1.79%) Maven
7 1 (1.79%) JUnit
7 1 (1.79%) Eclipse
7 1 (1.79%) SpecFlow
7 1 (1.79%) Mockito
General
1 5 (8.93%) Telecoms
2 3 (5.36%) Finance
3 2 (3.57%) Financial Institution
3 2 (3.57%) Law
3 2 (3.57%) Legal
4 1 (1.79%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 45 (80.36%) Developer
2 20 (35.71%) Software Developer
3 17 (30.36%) C# Developer
4 15 (26.79%) .NET Developer
5 12 (21.43%) Senior Developer
6 9 (16.07%) C# .NET Developer
7 6 (10.71%) C# Software Developer
8 5 (8.93%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 5 (8.93%) ASP.NET Developer
8 5 (8.93%) Analyst Programmer
8 5 (8.93%) Programmer
8 5 (8.93%) Analyst
8 5 (8.93%) Software Engineer
9 4 (7.14%) Senior Software Developer
9 4 (7.14%) Senior C# Developer
10 3 (5.36%) C# Analyst Programmer
10 3 (5.36%) Senior .NET Developer
10 3 (5.36%) Applications Developer
10 3 (5.36%) C# Programmer
11 2 (3.57%) Lead .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 54 (96.43%) .NET
2 34 (60.71%) ASP.NET
3 28 (50.00%) .NET Framework
4 22 (39.29%) HTML
5 21 (37.50%) WCF
5 21 (37.50%) jQuery
6 19 (33.93%) CSS
7 17 (30.36%) WPF
7 17 (30.36%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
8 16 (28.57%) Web Services
9 12 (21.43%) Silverlight
10 11 (19.64%) XML
10 11 (19.64%) HTML5
11 10 (17.86%) ASP.NET MVC
12 9 (16.07%) WinForms
12 9 (16.07%) LINQ to SQL
12 9 (16.07%) AngularJS
13 7 (12.50%) NHibernate
13 7 (12.50%) XSLT
13 7 (12.50%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 9 (16.07%) N-Tier
2 8 (14.29%) Enterprise Software
3 5 (8.93%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (7.14%) iPad
4 4 (7.14%) User Experience
5 2 (3.57%) Mobile App
5 2 (3.57%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.79%) GIS
Operating Systems
1 9 (16.07%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (48.21%) MVC
2 19 (33.93%) Agile Software Development
3 16 (28.57%) Software Engineering
4 14 (25.00%) Unit Testing
4 14 (25.00%) OO
5 10 (17.86%) Continuous Integration
6 9 (16.07%) TDD
6 9 (16.07%) OOP
7 7 (12.50%) Multithreading
7 7 (12.50%) Parallel Programming
8 6 (10.71%) Release Management
9 5 (8.93%) Scrum
9 5 (8.93%) Mentoring
9 5 (8.93%) Coaching
9 5 (8.93%) BDD
10 4 (7.14%) MVVM
10 4 (7.14%) Automated Testing
10 4 (7.14%) Web Development
11 3 (5.36%) UX Design
11 3 (5.36%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 56 (100.00%) C#
2 31 (55.36%) JavaScript
3 21 (37.50%) SQL
4 7 (12.50%) F#
5 5 (8.93%) T-SQL
6 3 (5.36%) XPath
7 2 (3.57%) PL/SQL
7 2 (3.57%) VBScript
7 2 (3.57%) Java
8 1 (1.79%) C++
8 1 (1.79%) PHP
Qualifications
1 10 (17.86%) Degree
2 1 (1.79%) Microsoft Certification
Vendors
1 15 (26.79%) Microsoft
2 6 (10.71%) Oracle
3 4 (7.14%) Red Gate
3 4 (7.14%) Sybase
3 4 (7.14%) Infragistics
3 4 (7.14%) Google
4 2 (3.57%) TIBCO
4 2 (3.57%) Informatica