The table below looks at the statistics for LINC skills in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited LINC over the 3 months to 5 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
LINC 4GL
Rank - 938 948
Permanent jobs citing LINC 0 3 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK - 0.003% 0.001%
As % of the Programming Languages category - 0.006% 0.002%
Number of salaries quoted 0 0 1
Average salary - - £24,500
UK excluding London average salary - - £24,500

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Programming Languages category in permanent jobs advertised across the UK.

Programming Languages Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
52970 52554 55049
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 52.19% 50.26% 53.42%
Number of salaries quoted 45748 45127 46295
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +5.26%

LINC
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing LINC within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Programming Languages category.

LINC Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

LINC
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing LINC within the UK.

LINC Salary Trend in the UK

LINC
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT jobs within the UK citing LINC 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 LINC.

1 11 (84.62%) SQL
1 11 (84.62%) Finance
2 8 (61.54%) PL/SQL
2 8 (61.54%) xBase
2 8 (61.54%) Clipper
2 8 (61.54%) Oracle
2 8 (61.54%) Oracle Forms
2 8 (61.54%) PowerBuilder
2 8 (61.54%) Uniface
2 8 (61.54%) OpenROAD
2 8 (61.54%) Software Engineering
2 8 (61.54%) PROIV
2 8 (61.54%) SDLC
3 6 (46.15%) COBOL
3 6 (46.15%) DataFlex
4 5 (38.46%) Unisys
5 3 (23.08%) IBM
5 3 (23.08%) Configuration Management
5 3 (23.08%) Project Management
5 3 (23.08%) Java
5 3 (23.08%) .NET
5 3 (23.08%) SQL Server
5 3 (23.08%) Ant
5 3 (23.08%) Windows
5 3 (23.08%) Linux
5 3 (23.08%) Maven
5 3 (23.08%) BladeLogic
5 3 (23.08%) PowerShell
5 3 (23.08%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (15.38%) Mainframe

LINC
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT jobs within the UK citing LINC 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 LINC. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 8 (61.54%) OpenROAD
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (23.08%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 8 (61.54%) Oracle Forms
1 8 (61.54%) PowerBuilder
1 8 (61.54%) PROIV
2 3 (23.08%) Ant
2 3 (23.08%) Maven
2 3 (23.08%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 11 (84.62%) Finance
Job Titles
1 10 (76.92%) Developer
2 7 (53.85%) Software Developer
3 5 (38.46%) Analyst
4 3 (23.08%) Build and Release Manager
4 3 (23.08%) Build Manager
4 3 (23.08%) Configuration Analyst
4 3 (23.08%) Configuration and Release Manager
4 3 (23.08%) Configuration Manager
4 3 (23.08%) Release and Configuration Manager
4 3 (23.08%) Release Manager
4 3 (23.08%) Software Analyst
4 3 (23.08%) Software Configuration Manager
4 3 (23.08%) Software Manager
4 3 (23.08%) Software Release Manager
5 2 (15.38%) Analyst Developer
5 2 (15.38%) Analyst Programmer
5 2 (15.38%) Developer Analyst
5 2 (15.38%) Programmer
5 2 (15.38%) Uniface Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (23.08%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (15.38%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 3 (23.08%) Linux
1 3 (23.08%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (61.54%) SDLC
1 8 (61.54%) Software Engineering
2 3 (23.08%) Configuration Management
2 3 (23.08%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (84.62%) SQL
2 8 (61.54%) Clipper
2 8 (61.54%) PL/SQL
2 8 (61.54%) Uniface
2 8 (61.54%) xBase
3 6 (46.15%) COBOL
3 6 (46.15%) DataFlex
4 3 (23.08%) Java
4 3 (23.08%) PowerShell
5 2 (15.38%) Progress 4GL
Systems Management
1 3 (23.08%) BladeLogic
Vendors
1 8 (61.54%) Oracle
2 5 (38.46%) Unisys
3 3 (23.08%) IBM