The table below looks at the statistics for LINQ to SQL skills in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited LINQ to SQL over the 3 months to 30 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
LINQ to SQL (L2S)
Rank 821 782 798
Rank change year-on-year
-39 +16
Permanent jobs citing LINQ to SQL 94 94 117
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.083% 0.088% 0.100%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.22% 0.22% 0.25%
Number of salaries quoted 86 86 114
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £30,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £50,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £38,500 £37,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+2.66% +7.14%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category in permanent jobs advertised across the UK.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
42806 42513 47184
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 37.58% 39.74% 40.32%
Number of salaries quoted 36049 36894 41355
Average salary £42,500 £40,680 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.47% +1.70%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £29,000 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £62,500 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -

LINQ to SQL
Jobs Demand Trend

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

LINQ to SQL Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

LINQ to SQL
Salary Trend

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

LINQ to SQL Salary Trend in the UK

LINQ to SQL
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing LINQ to SQL over the 3 months to 30 September 2014 within the UK.

LINQ to SQL Salary Histogram in the UK

LINQ to SQL
Top 30 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing LINQ to SQL within the UK over the 3 months to 30 September 2014. 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
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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
England -55 84 £40,000 +6.66% 10
South East -9 20 £30,000 -20.00% 2
London -27 19 £49,000 +22.50% 2
Surrey - 15 £26,000 - 1
Guildford - 14 £26,000 - 1
East of England -8 13 £42,500 -19.04%
North West -25 12 £39,500 +5.33% 4
Manchester 0 10 £39,500 +5.33% 3
Cambridge - 10 £42,500 -
Cambridgeshire - 10 £42,500 -
City of London +16 7 £49,000 +15.29%
South West -22 7 £40,000 -
Swindon +3 6 £40,000 +33.33%
Wiltshire -4 6 £40,000 +33.33%
East Midlands -7 6 £30,500 -15.86%
Staffordshire - 6 £32,500 -
Wales - 6 £30,000 - 1
West Midlands - 6 £32,500 -
South Wales - 6 £30,000 - 1
Leicestershire - 6 £30,500 -
Rochdale - 6 £39,500 -
Cardiff - 6 £30,000 - 1
Cannock - 5 £32,500 -
Basingstoke +1 4 £47,500 +16.56%
Hampshire -19 4 £47,500 +11.76%
Aberdeen - 4 - -
Leicester - 4 £31,500 -
Scotland - 4 - -
Bedfordshire -17 3 £32,500 -38.09%
Bedford -13 2 £32,500 -38.09%

LINQ to SQL
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 September 2014, IT jobs within the UK citing LINQ to SQL 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 to SQL.

1 192 (98.46%) LINQ
2 191 (97.95%) SQL
2 191 (97.95%) .NET
3 180 (92.31%) C#
4 153 (78.46%) ASP.NET
5 152 (77.95%) SQL Server
6 137 (70.26%) JavaScript
7 127 (65.13%) .NET Framework
8 123 (63.08%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
9 122 (62.56%) jQuery
10 99 (50.77%) MVC
11 97 (49.74%) HTML
12 94 (48.21%) CSS
12 94 (48.21%) ASP.NET MVC
13 82 (42.05%) Agile Software Development
14 70 (35.90%) WCF
15 68 (34.87%) Microsoft
16 58 (29.74%) Visual Studio
17 54 (27.69%) T-SQL
18 49 (25.13%) XML
19 47 (24.10%) Ajax
20 45 (23.08%) TDD
21 42 (21.54%) VB.NET
21 42 (21.54%) SQL Server 2008
22 41 (21.03%) SOAP
23 40 (20.51%) Finance
23 40 (20.51%) HTML5
24 38 (19.49%) Scrum
25 35 (17.95%) Web Services
26 30 (15.38%) OO

LINQ to SQL
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 September 2014, IT jobs within the UK citing LINQ to SQL 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 to SQL. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 15 (7.69%) SharePoint
2 9 (4.62%) IIS
3 7 (3.59%) Apache
4 6 (3.08%) WordPress
5 5 (2.56%) SharePoint 2010
5 5 (2.56%) SharePoint 2013
6 4 (2.05%) Tomcat
6 4 (2.05%) CMS
7 3 (1.54%) Sitefinity
8 2 (1.03%) SharePoint Server
9 1 (0.51%) DNN
9 1 (0.51%) Umbraco
9 1 (0.51%) NServiceBus
Applications
1 19 (9.74%) MS Excel
2 7 (3.59%) Photoshop
3 4 (2.05%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 5 (2.56%) Magento
2 4 (2.05%) Google Analytics
Cloud Services
1 9 (4.62%) Cloud Computing
1 9 (4.62%) Office 365
2 7 (3.59%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (3.08%) SaaS
4 3 (1.54%) Rackspace Cloud
4 3 (1.54%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 15 (7.69%) Internet
2 3 (1.54%) Extranet
2 3 (1.54%) LDAP
2 3 (1.54%) Intranet
3 1 (0.51%) SMPP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 152 (77.95%) SQL Server
2 42 (21.54%) SQL Server 2008
3 29 (14.87%) SQL Server 2005
4 17 (8.72%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 17 (8.72%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 14 (7.18%) Crystal Reports
6 10 (5.13%) SQL Server 2012
7 7 (3.59%) Oracle Database
7 7 (3.59%) Oracle Database 10g
7 7 (3.59%) SQL Server 2000
7 7 (3.59%) Oracle Database 11g
8 6 (3.08%) MySQL
9 5 (2.56%) Relational Database
10 3 (1.54%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 2 (1.03%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 58 (29.74%) Visual Studio
2 27 (13.85%) Team Foundation Server
3 25 (12.82%) NUnit
4 21 (10.77%) MSTest
5 15 (7.69%) Subversion
6 12 (6.15%) Rhino Mocks
7 11 (5.64%) Redmine
8 10 (5.13%) SpecFlow
8 10 (5.13%) Selenium
9 7 (3.59%) Eclipse
9 7 (3.59%) JUnit
9 7 (3.59%) Moq
10 4 (2.05%) NSubstitute
11 3 (1.54%) Hudson
11 3 (1.54%) Xcode
12 2 (1.03%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
13 1 (0.51%) NCover
13 1 (0.51%) TeamCity
General
1 40 (20.51%) Finance
2 14 (7.18%) Marketing
3 10 (5.13%) Billing
4 8 (4.10%) Retail
5 5 (2.56%) Multimedia
5 5 (2.56%) Investment Banking
5 5 (2.56%) Law
5 5 (2.56%) Back Office
5 5 (2.56%) Banking
6 1 (0.51%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 179 (91.79%) Developer
2 88 (45.13%) .NET Developer
3 41 (21.03%) Software Developer
4 37 (18.97%) C# Developer
4 37 (18.97%) Senior Developer
5 27 (13.85%) ASP.NET Developer
6 22 (11.28%) C# .NET Developer
7 17 (8.72%) Senior .NET Developer
7 17 (8.72%) Web Developer
8 14 (7.18%) Senior Software Developer
9 12 (6.15%) Senior C# Developer
9 12 (6.15%) Programmer
10 11 (5.64%) Software Engineer
10 11 (5.64%) SharePoint Developer
11 9 (4.62%) .NET Software Engineer
11 9 (4.62%) .NET Programmer
11 9 (4.62%) Junior
11 9 (4.62%) Junior C# Developer
11 9 (4.62%) Junior Developer
12 8 (4.10%) Junior Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 192 (98.46%) LINQ
2 191 (97.95%) .NET
3 153 (78.46%) ASP.NET
4 127 (65.13%) .NET Framework
5 123 (63.08%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
6 122 (62.56%) jQuery
7 97 (49.74%) HTML
8 94 (48.21%) CSS
8 94 (48.21%) ASP.NET MVC
9 70 (35.90%) WCF
10 49 (25.13%) XML
11 47 (24.10%) Ajax
12 41 (21.03%) SOAP
13 40 (20.51%) HTML5
14 35 (17.95%) Web Services
15 30 (15.38%) ASP.NET Web Forms
15 30 (15.38%) ASP.NET Web API
16 29 (14.87%) ASP.NET MVC 4
17 25 (12.82%) CSS3
17 25 (12.82%) ADO.NET
Miscellaneous
1 13 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (5.64%) Mobile App
3 9 (4.62%) N-Tier
4 8 (4.10%) Computer Science
5 4 (2.05%) Social Network
6 3 (1.54%) Enterprise Software
6 3 (1.54%) Client/Server
6 3 (1.54%) Animation
6 3 (1.54%) Inversion of Control
7 1 (0.51%) Smartcard
7 1 (0.51%) Graphic Design
7 1 (0.51%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 27 (13.85%) Windows
2 7 (3.59%) Windows Phone 8
2 7 (3.59%) Windows Phone
3 6 (3.08%) Linux
4 4 (2.05%) Windows Phone 7
4 4 (2.05%) Windows 8
5 3 (1.54%) Windows Mobile
6 1 (0.51%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 99 (50.77%) MVC
2 82 (42.05%) Agile Software Development
3 45 (23.08%) TDD
4 38 (19.49%) Scrum
5 30 (15.38%) Web Development
5 30 (15.38%) OO
6 29 (14.87%) Software Engineering
7 25 (12.82%) OOD
8 23 (11.79%) BDD
8 23 (11.79%) Mentoring
9 20 (10.26%) Continuous Integration
10 19 (9.74%) E-Commerce
11 17 (8.72%) Workflow
12 16 (8.21%) Waterfall
13 15 (7.69%) Dependency Injection
13 15 (7.69%) Pair Programming
14 14 (7.18%) Unit Testing
15 11 (5.64%) Coaching
16 10 (5.13%) Line Management
16 10 (5.13%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 191 (97.95%) SQL
2 180 (92.31%) C#
3 137 (70.26%) JavaScript
4 54 (27.69%) T-SQL
5 42 (21.54%) VB.NET
6 16 (8.21%) Java
7 12 (6.15%) VB
8 9 (4.62%) VB6
9 7 (3.59%) XAML
9 7 (3.59%) PHP
9 7 (3.59%) PL/SQL
10 6 (3.08%) PowerShell
11 2 (1.03%) XPath
11 2 (1.03%) C++
12 1 (0.51%) Python
Qualifications
1 16 (8.21%) Degree
2 8 (4.10%) Microsoft Certification
3 5 (2.56%) MCP
3 5 (2.56%) MCSD
4 3 (1.54%) MCDBA
4 3 (1.54%) MCTS
4 3 (1.54%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.54%) QA
System Software
1 3 (1.54%) Active Directory
1 3 (1.54%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (0.51%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 68 (34.87%) Microsoft
2 16 (8.21%) Oracle
3 10 (5.13%) SAP
4 4 (2.05%) Adobe
4 4 (2.05%) Google
5 3 (1.54%) Twitter
5 3 (1.54%) Rackspace
6 1 (0.51%) Sitecore
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