The table below looks at the statistics for LINQ skills in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited LINQ over the 3 months to 28 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Language Integrated Query (LINQ)
Rank 287 241 237
Rank change year-on-year
-46 -4
Permanent jobs citing LINQ 1128 1415 1331
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 1.03% 1.20% 1.22%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 2.73% 3.08% 3.06%
Number of salaries quoted 1005 1269 1224
Average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

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
41253 45955 43520
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 37.58% 39.04% 39.96%
Number of salaries quoted 35207 39107 37658
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%

LINQ
Jobs Demand Trend

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

LINQ Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

LINQ
Salary Trend

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

LINQ Salary Trend in the UK

LINQ
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing LINQ over the 3 months to 28 July 2015 within the UK.

LINQ Salary Histogram in the UK

LINQ
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 within the UK over the 3 months to 28 July 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
England -31 1111 £42,500 - 107
London +1 411 £50,000 -4.76% 31
South East -53 209 £45,000 +5.88% 14
North West -44 138 £40,000 +6.66% 22
East of England +29 101 £40,000 -15.78% 16
Manchester -18 97 £42,500 +7.59% 13
Yorkshire +58 88 £41,500 +10.66% 4
City of London +46 70 £57,500 -1.28% 7
South West +1 64 £37,500 - 10
West Yorkshire +50 54 £40,000 - 3
East Midlands -24 54 £27,500 -21.42% 5
Berkshire -10 46 £50,000 +11.11% 1
Hampshire -16 42 £38,750 +3.33% 1
Leeds +34 41 £50,000 +53.84% 3
Hertfordshire +31 38 £43,750 +13.63% 9
Surrey -46 37 £53,750 +19.44% 3
Buckinghamshire -22 35 £49,000 +15.29% 2
Cheshire -19 34 £40,000 +14.28% 7
West Midlands -55 33 £37,500 - 2
Dorset +32 28 £35,500 -5.33% 5
York +20 28 £41,500 +26.71%
North Yorkshire +14 28 £41,500 +26.71%
Nottinghamshire +14 23 £30,000 -13.04% 1
Bedfordshire -9 23 £47,500 - 2
Essex -3 22 £40,000 -27.27% 4
Twickenham - 22 £50,000 -
Slough +7 21 £50,000 +13.63%
Tyne and Wear +9 20 £30,000 -4.00% 2
North East -2 20 £30,000 -4.00% 3
Kingston Upon Thames +21 19 £50,000 -4.76% 1

LINQ
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 July 2015, IT jobs within the UK 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 2197 (97.60%) C#
2 2188 (97.20%) .NET
3 1782 (79.16%) ASP.NET
4 1688 (74.99%) SQL Server
5 1501 (66.68%) MVC
6 1268 (56.33%) JavaScript
7 1260 (55.98%) Agile Software Development
8 1240 (55.09%) HTML
9 1204 (53.49%) SQL
10 1157 (51.40%) ASP.NET MVC
11 1130 (50.20%) CSS
12 1112 (49.40%) .NET Framework
13 999 (44.38%) jQuery
14 947 (42.07%) WCF
15 930 (41.31%) TDD
16 831 (36.92%) Entity Framework
17 753 (33.45%) Microsoft
18 747 (33.19%) Scrum
19 719 (31.94%) Ajax
20 609 (27.05%) WPF
21 598 (26.57%) XML
22 594 (26.39%) T-SQL
22 594 (26.39%) NUnit
23 561 (24.92%) Web Services
24 530 (23.55%) HTML5
25 506 (22.48%) OO
26 499 (22.17%) NHibernate
27 494 (21.95%) Visual Studio
28 445 (19.77%) Windows
29 413 (18.35%) Team Foundation Server

LINQ
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 2015, IT jobs within the UK 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
1 164 (7.29%) IIS
2 133 (5.91%) CMS
3 130 (5.78%) SharePoint
4 55 (2.44%) Umbraco
5 46 (2.04%) BizTalk Server
6 41 (1.82%) Sitecore CMS
7 28 (1.24%) NServiceBus
8 27 (1.20%) SharePoint 2013
9 25 (1.11%) DNN
10 22 (0.98%) Node.js
11 20 (0.89%) Kentico
12 13 (0.58%) Apache Solr
13 11 (0.49%) Apache
14 10 (0.44%) SharePoint 2010
15 9 (0.40%) Orchard CMS
16 8 (0.36%) Sitefinity
17 6 (0.27%) Confluence
18 5 (0.22%) JBoss
18 5 (0.22%) WordPress
19 4 (0.18%) ColdFusion
Applications
1 245 (10.88%) MS Excel
2 45 (2.00%) Photoshop
3 20 (0.89%) MS Office
4 17 (0.76%) Fireworks
5 16 (0.71%) InfoPath
6 6 (0.27%) MS PowerPoint
7 5 (0.22%) MS Visio
8 1 (0.044%) AutoCAD
8 1 (0.044%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 43 (1.91%) Dynamics CRM
2 11 (0.49%) Changepoint
3 4 (0.18%) Sophis RISQUE
4 3 (0.13%) Magento
4 3 (0.13%) Dynamics NAV
5 2 (0.089%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 1 (0.044%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 224 (9.95%) Microsoft Azure
2 81 (3.60%) Amazon AWS
3 24 (1.07%) SaaS
4 6 (0.27%) GitHub
5 5 (0.22%) Office 365
5 5 (0.22%) Google Analytics
6 3 (0.13%) Amazon EC2
6 3 (0.13%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (0.089%) Amazon SQS
7 2 (0.089%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 84 (3.73%) Internet
2 54 (2.40%) Broadband
3 25 (1.11%) TCP/IP
4 19 (0.84%) Network Security
5 18 (0.80%) HTTP
6 16 (0.71%) Firewall
7 15 (0.67%) CTI
7 15 (0.67%) SMTP
8 14 (0.62%) Intranet
9 4 (0.18%) UMTS
9 4 (0.18%) GSM
9 4 (0.18%) Asterisk PBX
10 3 (0.13%) SMS
10 3 (0.13%) ATM
11 2 (0.089%) Wireshark
11 2 (0.089%) DNS
11 2 (0.089%) FTP
11 2 (0.089%) HTTPS
11 2 (0.089%) SSL
11 2 (0.089%) AMQP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1688 (74.99%) SQL Server
2 390 (17.33%) SQL Server 2008
3 184 (8.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 168 (7.46%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 163 (7.24%) SQL Server 2012
6 124 (5.51%) SQL Server 2005
7 96 (4.26%) MySQL
8 84 (3.73%) Relational Database
9 52 (2.31%) MongoDB
10 48 (2.13%) NoSQL
10 48 (2.13%) SQL Server 2000
11 35 (1.55%) RDBMS
12 30 (1.33%) SQLite
13 29 (1.29%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 25 (1.11%) Big Data
15 24 (1.07%) RavenDB
15 24 (1.07%) Oracle Database
16 22 (0.98%) DTS
17 21 (0.93%) Data Warehouse
18 16 (0.71%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 594 (26.39%) NUnit
2 494 (21.95%) Visual Studio
3 413 (18.35%) Team Foundation Server
4 354 (15.73%) Subversion
5 334 (14.84%) Rhino Mocks
6 257 (11.42%) Git (software)
7 240 (10.66%) Moq
8 152 (6.75%) TeamCity
9 93 (4.13%) ReSharper
10 64 (2.84%) MSTest
11 58 (2.58%) MSBuild
12 57 (2.53%) Octopus Deploy
13 56 (2.49%) Selenium
14 45 (2.00%) JIRA
15 42 (1.87%) SpecFlow
16 39 (1.73%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
17 33 (1.47%) Jenkins
18 30 (1.33%) Fiddler
19 29 (1.29%) Cucumber
20 28 (1.24%) PostSharp
General
1 405 (17.99%) Finance
2 119 (5.29%) Retail
3 115 (5.11%) Games
4 100 (4.44%) Telecoms
5 80 (3.55%) Marketing
5 80 (3.55%) Banking
6 41 (1.82%) Advertising
7 33 (1.47%) Publishing
8 30 (1.33%) Front Office
9 29 (1.29%) Back Office
10 26 (1.16%) Music Industry
11 20 (0.89%) Local Government
12 17 (0.76%) Pharmaceutical
13 14 (0.62%) Investment Banking
14 10 (0.44%) Financial Institution
14 10 (0.44%) Manufacturing
14 10 (0.44%) Electronics
15 9 (0.40%) Automotive
16 6 (0.27%) Multimedia
17 4 (0.18%) Legal
Job Titles
1 2016 (89.56%) Developer
2 1254 (55.71%) .NET Developer
3 871 (38.69%) C# Developer
4 669 (29.72%) C# .NET Developer
5 429 (19.06%) C# ASP.NET Developer
6 418 (18.57%) ASP.NET Developer
7 390 (17.33%) Senior Developer
8 292 (12.97%) Software Developer
9 281 (12.48%) Web Developer
10 256 (11.37%) Senior .NET Developer
11 141 (6.26%) .NET Web Developer
12 140 (6.22%) Junior
13 133 (5.91%) Junior Developer
14 127 (5.64%) Senior C# Developer
15 126 (5.60%) Software Engineer
16 101 (4.49%) Junior .NET Developer
17 96 (4.26%) C# Web Developer
18 81 (3.60%) C# Software Developer
19 78 (3.47%) Agile C# Developer
20 76 (3.38%) Graduate
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2188 (97.20%) .NET
2 1782 (79.16%) ASP.NET
3 1240 (55.09%) HTML
4 1157 (51.40%) ASP.NET MVC
5 1130 (50.20%) CSS
6 1112 (49.40%) .NET Framework
7 999 (44.38%) jQuery
8 947 (42.07%) WCF
9 831 (36.92%) Entity Framework
10 719 (31.94%) Ajax
11 609 (27.05%) WPF
12 598 (26.57%) XML
13 561 (24.92%) Web Services
14 530 (23.55%) HTML5
15 499 (22.17%) NHibernate
16 290 (12.88%) AngularJS
16 290 (12.88%) ASP.NET Web API
17 267 (11.86%) CSS3
18 259 (11.51%) SOAP
19 231 (10.26%) Silverlight
Miscellaneous
1 185 (8.22%) Computer Science
2 109 (4.84%) Analytical Skills
3 77 (3.42%) Social Network
4 76 (3.38%) Enterprise Software
5 68 (3.02%) Inversion of Control
6 62 (2.75%) User Experience
7 61 (2.71%) Client/Server
8 42 (1.87%) Mobile App
9 33 (1.47%) N-Tier
10 29 (1.29%) Photography
11 27 (1.20%) DTV
12 26 (1.16%) Web 2.0
13 21 (0.93%) Social Media
14 20 (0.89%) Management Information System
15 19 (0.84%) Mathematics
16 16 (0.71%) Algorithms
16 16 (0.71%) Hedge funds
16 16 (0.71%) NHS
17 15 (0.67%) Informatics
18 12 (0.53%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 445 (19.77%) Windows
2 48 (2.13%) Android
3 28 (1.24%) Apple iOS
4 25 (1.11%) Windows Server 2008
5 19 (0.84%) Windows Server 2012
6 14 (0.62%) Windows Phone
7 13 (0.58%) Windows Server 2003
8 11 (0.49%) Windows 8
9 10 (0.44%) Windows Mobile
9 10 (0.44%) Windows 7
10 9 (0.40%) Windows Phone 8
10 9 (0.40%) Windows Phone 7
10 9 (0.40%) Linux
11 5 (0.22%) Ubuntu
12 2 (0.089%) CentOS
13 1 (0.044%) Windows CE
13 1 (0.044%) UNIX
13 1 (0.044%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 1501 (66.68%) MVC
2 1260 (55.98%) Agile Software Development
3 930 (41.31%) TDD
4 747 (33.19%) Scrum
5 506 (22.48%) OO
6 333 (14.79%) Continuous Integration
7 323 (14.35%) Web Application Development
8 278 (12.35%) Unit Testing
9 256 (11.37%) BDD
10 235 (10.44%) Software Engineering
11 228 (10.13%) SDLC
12 208 (9.24%) OOP
13 195 (8.66%) Kanban
14 194 (8.62%) Web Development
15 157 (6.97%) E-Commerce
16 152 (6.75%) Dependency Injection
17 150 (6.66%) OOD
18 142 (6.31%) MVVM
19 125 (5.55%) Multithreading
20 122 (5.42%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 2197 (97.60%) C#
2 1268 (56.33%) JavaScript
3 1204 (53.49%) SQL
4 594 (26.39%) T-SQL
5 340 (15.10%) VB.NET
6 143 (6.35%) VB
7 119 (5.29%) C++
8 112 (4.98%) Java
9 73 (3.24%) PowerShell
10 70 (3.11%) PHP
11 43 (1.91%) VB6
12 42 (1.87%) VBA
12 42 (1.87%) Python
13 39 (1.73%) Ruby
14 37 (1.64%) PL/SQL
15 31 (1.38%) C
16 25 (1.11%) Lua
17 22 (0.98%) XAML
18 17 (0.76%) VBScript
19 13 (0.58%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 373 (16.57%) Degree
2 112 (4.98%) Microsoft Certification
3 58 (2.58%) MCSD
4 38 (1.69%) MCP
5 35 (1.55%) MCAD
6 32 (1.42%) MCTS
7 18 (0.80%) HND
8 17 (0.76%) Security Cleared
9 12 (0.53%) SC Cleared
10 6 (0.27%) ISEB
11 4 (0.18%) DV Cleared
12 3 (0.13%) ISTQB
13 2 (0.089%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 1 (0.044%) MCPD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (1.29%) QA
1 29 (1.29%) SLA
2 23 (1.02%) ISO 9001
3 15 (0.67%) SNOMED CT
4 9 (0.40%) Dodd-Frank
5 3 (0.13%) EMIR
5 3 (0.13%) HL7
6 2 (0.089%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 1 (0.044%) CRD IV
7 1 (0.044%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 20 (0.89%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.089%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (0.089%) Docker
Systems Management
1 9 (0.40%) MOM
2 2 (0.089%) Puppet
2 2 (0.089%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (0.089%) HAProxy
Vendors
1 753 (33.45%) Microsoft
2 127 (5.64%) Oracle
3 44 (1.95%) Sitecore
4 29 (1.29%) Telerik
5 22 (0.98%) Yahoo!
5 22 (0.98%) Sybase
6 20 (0.89%) Twitter
6 20 (0.89%) Dell
7 18 (0.80%) EPiServer
8 15 (0.67%) Google
9 14 (0.62%) Salesforce.com
10 11 (0.49%) PayPal
10 11 (0.49%) Zend
11 10 (0.44%) TIBCO
12 9 (0.40%) Informatica
13 7 (0.31%) Xamarin
13 7 (0.31%) Red Gate
13 7 (0.31%) VMware
13 7 (0.31%) Adobe
14 6 (0.27%) Endeca
Uxbridge, Middlesex
Profile 29 Limited
Salary: From £20,000 to £30,000 per annum + benefits (see advert)
Posted: 5 hours ago
Bournemouth, Dorset
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £36000.00 - £42000.00 per annum + Generous Benefits
Posted: 5 hours ago
Poole, Dorset
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £35000.00 - £45000.00 per annum + Generous Benefits
Posted: 6 hours ago
London
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Salary: £45000 - £62000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 6 hours ago
Brighton, East Sussex
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 25-30k dependant on EXP
Posted: 7 hours ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Salary: From £26,041 to £34,876 per annum
Posted: 9 hours ago
London
Cyber Team
Salary: From £45,000 to £55,000 per annum
Posted: 9 hours ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Human Recognition Systems
Salary: From £27,500 to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 11 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
GMSL
Salary: From £25,000 to £35,000 per annum dependant on experience
Posted: 12 hours ago
Croydon, Surrey
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + excellent bonus+benefits
Posted: 14 hours ago
Central London / West End
Client Server
Salary: £25k to £35k (multiple roles) + benefits
Posted: 14 hours ago
London
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £45000 - £65000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 17 hours ago
London
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 17 hours ago
Wiltshire
Novate IT Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Lloyds Banking Group
Posted: Yesterday
Wilmslow, Cheshire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £28000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Jagger Talent
Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Staines, Middlesex
Pro-Quest Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Harpenden, Hertfordshire
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Lloyds Banking Group
Posted: Yesterday