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

Location
3 months to
27 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Language Integrated Query (LINQ)
Rank 81 82 75
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -7
Permanent jobs citing LINQ 6 4 10
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Southampton 0.69% 0.44% 1.26%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.82% 1.16% 3.34%
Number of salaries quoted 1 1 10
Average salary £40,000 £35,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+14.28% -22.22%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
LINQ
Hampshire

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 Southampton region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Southampton
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
330 346 299
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Southampton 37.89% 38.02% 37.75%
Number of salaries quoted 307 317 275
Average salary £37,500 £33,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.94% -10.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £45,000 £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 Southampton

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

LINQ Jobs Demand Trend in Southampton

LINQ
Salary Trend in Southampton

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

LINQ Salary Trend in Southampton

LINQ
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Southampton

For the 6 months to 27 January 2015, IT jobs across the Southampton 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 19 (100.00%) C#
2 18 (94.74%) SQL Server
3 16 (84.21%) .NET
4 15 (78.95%) WCF
5 14 (73.68%) Microsoft
6 12 (63.16%) NHibernate
6 12 (63.16%) Moq
7 10 (52.63%) Visual Studio
8 9 (47.37%) ASP.NET
8 9 (47.37%) MVC
9 7 (36.84%) OOD
9 7 (36.84%) COM
9 7 (36.84%) C++
9 7 (36.84%) SOAP
9 7 (36.84%) STL
9 7 (36.84%) XML
9 7 (36.84%) Windows
9 7 (36.84%) TCP/IP
9 7 (36.84%) REST
9 7 (36.84%) Multithreading
9 7 (36.84%) Network Security
10 6 (31.58%) ASP.NET MVC
10 6 (31.58%) CTI
10 6 (31.58%) Agile Software Development
11 5 (26.32%) TDD
11 5 (26.32%) NUnit
11 5 (26.32%) Games
11 5 (26.32%) Scrum
11 5 (26.32%) MS Excel
11 5 (26.32%) Kanban

LINQ
Top Related IT Skills in Southampton by Category

For the 6 months to 27 January 2015, IT jobs across the Southampton 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 5 (26.32%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (15.79%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (5.26%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (36.84%) TCP/IP
1 7 (36.84%) Network Security
2 6 (31.58%) CTI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (94.74%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 12 (63.16%) Moq
2 10 (52.63%) Visual Studio
3 5 (26.32%) NUnit
3 5 (26.32%) Rhino Mocks
4 3 (15.79%) Git (software)
General
1 5 (26.32%) Games
2 1 (5.26%) Telecoms
2 1 (5.26%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 19 (100.00%) Developer
2 10 (52.63%) .NET Developer
3 6 (31.58%) Software Developer
4 5 (26.32%) C# Developer
5 4 (21.05%) C# .NET Developer
5 4 (21.05%) Web Developer
6 1 (5.26%) .NET Web Developer
6 1 (5.26%) C# Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (84.21%) .NET
2 15 (78.95%) WCF
3 12 (63.16%) NHibernate
4 9 (47.37%) ASP.NET
5 7 (36.84%) COM
5 7 (36.84%) SOAP
5 7 (36.84%) STL
5 7 (36.84%) XML
5 7 (36.84%) REST
6 6 (31.58%) ASP.NET MVC
7 4 (21.05%) .NET Framework
8 3 (15.79%) KnockoutJS
8 3 (15.79%) COM+
8 3 (15.79%) MFC
9 1 (5.26%) WinForms
9 1 (5.26%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
9 1 (5.26%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 3 (15.79%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 7 (36.84%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (47.37%) MVC
2 7 (36.84%) Multithreading
2 7 (36.84%) OOD
3 6 (31.58%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (26.32%) TDD
4 5 (26.32%) Kanban
4 5 (26.32%) BDD
4 5 (26.32%) Web Application Development
4 5 (26.32%) Scrum
5 3 (15.79%) OO
6 1 (5.26%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 19 (100.00%) C#
2 7 (36.84%) C++
3 4 (21.05%) JavaScript
3 4 (21.05%) SQL
4 3 (15.79%) Delphi
5 1 (5.26%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 1 (5.26%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (15.79%) ISO 9001
Vendors
1 14 (73.68%) Microsoft