The table below looks at the statistics for LINQ skills in IT jobs advertised for the South Wales region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited LINQ over the 3 months to 6 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
6 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Language Integrated Query (LINQ)
Rank 92 85 85
Rank change year-on-year
-7 0
Permanent jobs citing LINQ 4 6 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in South Wales 0.34% 0.61% 0.40%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.11% 1.84% 0.93%
Number of salaries quoted 1 6 4
Average salary £29,000 £35,750 £27,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
-18.88% +28.82%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £36,000
% change year-on-year
- +11.11%
LINQ
Wales

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 South Wales region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
South Wales
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
361 326 431
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in South Wales 30.57% 33.13% 42.76%
Number of salaries quoted 316 295 400
Average salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £30,000 £25,500
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £44,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%

LINQ
Jobs Demand Trend in South Wales

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

LINQ Jobs Demand Trend in South Wales

LINQ
Salary Trend in South Wales

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

LINQ Salary Trend in South Wales

LINQ
Job Locations in South Wales

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing LINQ within the South Wales region over the 3 months to 6 May 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
Cardiff +4 4 £29,000 -18.88%
LINQ
Wales

LINQ
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 6 May 2015, IT jobs across the South Wales 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 8 (88.89%) SQL
1 8 (88.89%) Entity Framework
2 7 (77.78%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (77.78%) Unit Testing
3 6 (66.67%) SQL Server
4 5 (55.56%) .NET
4 5 (55.56%) T-SQL
4 5 (55.56%) Visual Studio
4 5 (55.56%) Microsoft
4 5 (55.56%) Degree
4 5 (55.56%) LINQ to SQL
5 4 (44.44%) Team Foundation Server
5 4 (44.44%) SQL Server 2012
5 4 (44.44%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (44.44%) WCF
5 4 (44.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 4 (44.44%) .NET Framework
5 4 (44.44%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 4 (44.44%) Data Migration
5 4 (44.44%) Banking
5 4 (44.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 4 (44.44%) Migration
5 4 (44.44%) ETL
5 4 (44.44%) Business Intelligence
5 4 (44.44%) OLTP
5 4 (44.44%) Telecoms
5 4 (44.44%) C#
6 3 (33.33%) Oracle
6 3 (33.33%) Windows
6 3 (33.33%) UML

LINQ
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 6 May 2015, IT jobs across the South Wales 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 (11.11%) IIS
Applications
1 3 (33.33%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (66.67%) SQL Server
2 4 (44.44%) OLTP
2 4 (44.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 4 (44.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 4 (44.44%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 4 (44.44%) SQL Server 2012
3 3 (33.33%) Oracle Database
3 3 (33.33%) Relational Database
3 3 (33.33%) Oracle9i Database
3 3 (33.33%) Oracle Database 11g
3 3 (33.33%) RDBMS
4 1 (11.11%) Crystal Reports
4 1 (11.11%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 5 (55.56%) Visual Studio
2 4 (44.44%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (33.33%) MSBuild
3 3 (33.33%) Oracle Forms
General
1 4 (44.44%) Telecoms
1 4 (44.44%) Banking
2 1 (11.11%) Finance
Job Titles
1 9 (100.00%) Developer
2 7 (77.78%) Senior Developer
3 4 (44.44%) Analyst Programmer
3 4 (44.44%) Programmer
3 4 (44.44%) Senior Analyst
3 4 (44.44%) Analyst
3 4 (44.44%) .NET Developer
3 4 (44.44%) ETL Developer
3 4 (44.44%) Developer Analyst
3 4 (44.44%) Senior Programmer
3 4 (44.44%) Senior Analyst Programmer
3 4 (44.44%) Senior ETL Developer
4 3 (33.33%) Senior .NET Developer
5 1 (11.11%) Senior ASP.NET Developer
5 1 (11.11%) Senior VB.NET Developer
5 1 (11.11%) WinForms Developer
5 1 (11.11%) VB.NET/ASP.NET Developer
5 1 (11.11%) VB.NET Developer
5 1 (11.11%) Oracle Developer
5 1 (11.11%) Senior WinForms Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (88.89%) Entity Framework
2 5 (55.56%) LINQ to SQL
2 5 (55.56%) .NET
3 4 (44.44%) .NET Framework
3 4 (44.44%) WCF
4 3 (33.33%) WinForms
5 2 (22.22%) HTML
5 2 (22.22%) ASP.NET
5 2 (22.22%) CSS
5 2 (22.22%) WPF
5 2 (22.22%) jQuery
6 1 (11.11%) RESTful
6 1 (11.11%) HTML5
6 1 (11.11%) CSS3
6 1 (11.11%) AngularJS
6 1 (11.11%) ASP.NET Web Forms
6 1 (11.11%) ASP.NET Web API
6 1 (11.11%) SOAP
6 1 (11.11%) Web Services
6 1 (11.11%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (44.44%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (11.11%) NHS
2 1 (11.11%) Computer Science
2 1 (11.11%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 3 (33.33%) Windows
1 3 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (11.11%) Apple iOS
2 1 (11.11%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (77.78%) Agile Software Development
1 7 (77.78%) Unit Testing
2 4 (44.44%) Data Migration
2 4 (44.44%) Migration
2 4 (44.44%) ETL
2 4 (44.44%) Business Intelligence
3 3 (33.33%) UML
3 3 (33.33%) OOP
3 3 (33.33%) Scrum
3 3 (33.33%) Automated Testing
3 3 (33.33%) MVVM
4 1 (11.11%) Mobile Application Development
4 1 (11.11%) Web Development
4 1 (11.11%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 8 (88.89%) SQL
2 5 (55.56%) T-SQL
3 4 (44.44%) C#
4 3 (33.33%) PL/SQL
5 2 (22.22%) JavaScript
6 1 (11.11%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 5 (55.56%) Degree
2 1 (11.11%) SC Cleared
2 1 (11.11%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 5 (55.56%) Microsoft
2 3 (33.33%) Oracle
3 1 (11.11%) SAP