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 27 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Language Integrated Query (LINQ)
Rank 285 233 229
Rank change year-on-year
-52 -4
Permanent jobs citing LINQ 1103 1381 1381
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 1.03% 1.23% 1.27%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 2.73% 3.04% 3.14%
Number of salaries quoted 980 1240 1293
Average salary £40,500 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-4.70% +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,250 £32,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%

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
40373 45366 43957
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 37.52% 40.52% 40.39%
Number of salaries quoted 34372 37889 38371
Average salary £44,000 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.52% +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £62,500
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 27 March 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 27 March 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 -34 1053 £42,000 -1.17% 138
London -63 354 £50,000 -4.76% 42
South East -43 218 £42,500 - 33
North West +11 138 £40,000 +11.11% 15
Manchester +22 105 £40,000 +11.11% 11
South West +36 96 £37,000 -1.33% 11
West Midlands -14 73 £40,000 +0.62% 8
Yorkshire +14 61 £40,000 +11.88% 16
Hampshire +9 56 £37,500 - 2
East of England -17 56 £45,000 - 6
City of London -47 55 £50,000 -23.07% 14
West Yorkshire +15 50 £38,750 +6.16% 10
Dorset +17 48 £35,000 -30.00% 6
East Midlands -22 46 £37,500 -6.25% 4
Surrey -18 41 £50,000 +11.11% 7
Buckinghamshire +7 39 £42,500 - 5
Bournemouth +7 38 £38,500 -23.00% 5
Berkshire -19 35 £55,000 +34.14% 9
Leeds +18 33 £45,000 +23.28% 8
Wiltshire +25 31 £40,000 +11.11% 3
Swindon +13 28 £40,000 +14.28% 2
Cheshire +9 27 £40,000 +6.66% 3
East Sussex -17 27 £42,500 - 2
Scotland -9 25 £38,000 -24.00% 4
Winchester - 23 £36,500 - 1
Glasgow -9 22 £39,000 -22.00% 4
Warwickshire -11 22 £45,000 +15.38% 2
Essex +11 21 £40,000 -
Milton Keynes -5 21 £42,500 - 4
Birmingham -6 21 £35,000 -17.64%

LINQ
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 2235 (97.05%) C#
2 2232 (96.92%) .NET
3 1817 (78.90%) ASP.NET
4 1737 (75.42%) SQL Server
5 1564 (67.91%) MVC
6 1303 (56.58%) JavaScript
7 1300 (56.45%) Agile Software Development
8 1282 (55.67%) HTML
9 1255 (54.49%) SQL
10 1238 (53.76%) ASP.NET MVC
11 1201 (52.15%) .NET Framework
12 1195 (51.89%) CSS
13 1029 (44.68%) jQuery
14 969 (42.08%) WCF
15 925 (40.17%) TDD
16 883 (38.34%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
17 772 (33.52%) Scrum
18 759 (32.96%) Microsoft
19 710 (30.83%) Ajax
20 652 (28.31%) XML
21 643 (27.92%) WPF
22 545 (23.66%) NUnit
23 538 (23.36%) T-SQL
24 531 (23.06%) SQL Server 2008
25 530 (23.01%) Visual Studio
26 527 (22.88%) Web Services
27 491 (21.32%) HTML5
28 463 (20.10%) OO
29 452 (19.63%) NHibernate
30 425 (18.45%) Windows

LINQ
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 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
1 243 (10.55%) IIS
2 154 (6.69%) SharePoint
3 84 (3.65%) CMS
4 57 (2.48%) BizTalk Server
5 42 (1.82%) Umbraco
6 36 (1.56%) SharePoint 2013
7 29 (1.26%) NServiceBus
8 27 (1.17%) Node.js
9 23 (1.00%) Sitecore CMS
10 21 (0.91%) WordPress
11 19 (0.83%) Apache Solr
12 17 (0.74%) Apache
13 15 (0.65%) ColdFusion
13 15 (0.65%) SharePoint 2010
14 12 (0.52%) SharePoint Server
15 8 (0.35%) Tomcat
16 7 (0.30%) JBoss
16 7 (0.30%) DNN
16 7 (0.30%) Sitefinity
17 3 (0.13%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 205 (8.90%) MS Excel
2 32 (1.39%) MS Office
3 17 (0.74%) Photoshop
4 12 (0.52%) AutoCAD
5 4 (0.17%) MS Visio
6 3 (0.13%) MS PowerPoint
7 2 (0.087%) InfoPath
8 1 (0.043%) Fireworks
8 1 (0.043%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 42 (1.82%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (0.30%) Changepoint
3 6 (0.26%) Line 500
4 4 (0.17%) Sophis RISQUE
4 4 (0.17%) Markit EDM
5 3 (0.13%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 3 (0.13%) Google Analytics
6 2 (0.087%) Dynamics NAV
7 1 (0.043%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 139 (6.04%) Microsoft Azure
2 37 (1.61%) Amazon AWS
3 17 (0.74%) SaaS
4 13 (0.56%) GitHub
5 8 (0.35%) Amazon EC2
5 8 (0.35%) Amazon S3
5 8 (0.35%) Amazon SQS
6 5 (0.22%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 87 (3.78%) Internet
2 48 (2.08%) Broadband
3 27 (1.17%) TCP/IP
4 20 (0.87%) Intranet
5 13 (0.56%) Network Security
5 13 (0.56%) HTTP
6 11 (0.48%) CTI
6 11 (0.48%) AMQP
7 10 (0.43%) SMS
8 8 (0.35%) LAN
8 8 (0.35%) WAN
8 8 (0.35%) SMTP
8 8 (0.35%) DNS
9 7 (0.30%) SMPP
9 7 (0.30%) NFC
10 6 (0.26%) VPN
11 3 (0.13%) Firewall
11 3 (0.13%) Extranet
11 3 (0.13%) ATM
12 2 (0.087%) SWIFTNet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1737 (75.42%) SQL Server
2 531 (23.06%) SQL Server 2008
3 269 (11.68%) SQL Server 2012
4 197 (8.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 153 (6.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 147 (6.38%) SQL Server 2005
7 81 (3.52%) MySQL
8 76 (3.30%) Relational Database
9 51 (2.21%) MongoDB
10 47 (2.04%) NoSQL
11 46 (2.00%) SQL Server 2000
12 40 (1.74%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 38 (1.65%) Oracle Database
14 28 (1.22%) Big Data
14 28 (1.22%) Data Warehouse
15 26 (1.13%) Azure SQL Database
16 23 (1.00%) RDBMS
17 20 (0.87%) RavenDB
18 18 (0.78%) OLAP
19 14 (0.61%) CouchDB
Development Applications
1 545 (23.66%) NUnit
2 530 (23.01%) Visual Studio
3 402 (17.46%) Team Foundation Server
4 357 (15.50%) Subversion
5 314 (13.63%) Rhino Mocks
6 232 (10.07%) Moq
7 165 (7.16%) Git (software)
8 113 (4.91%) TeamCity
9 111 (4.82%) ReSharper
10 54 (2.34%) MSTest
11 50 (2.17%) Selenium
12 48 (2.08%) MSBuild
13 41 (1.78%) JIRA
14 39 (1.69%) SpecFlow
15 36 (1.56%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
16 27 (1.17%) CruiseControl
17 25 (1.09%) Fiddler
17 25 (1.09%) Cucumber
18 24 (1.04%) Visual Studio Team System
18 24 (1.04%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 347 (15.07%) Finance
2 117 (5.08%) Games
3 93 (4.04%) Telecoms
4 79 (3.43%) Marketing
5 69 (3.00%) Banking
6 46 (2.00%) Retail
7 39 (1.69%) Front Office
8 30 (1.30%) Advertising
9 23 (1.00%) Music Industry
10 22 (0.96%) Investment Banking
11 18 (0.78%) Automotive
12 16 (0.69%) Back Office
13 10 (0.43%) Local Government
14 9 (0.39%) Electronics
15 8 (0.35%) German Language
15 8 (0.35%) Manufacturing
16 6 (0.26%) Legal
17 5 (0.22%) Pharmaceutical
17 5 (0.22%) Law
18 4 (0.17%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 2114 (91.79%) Developer
2 1252 (54.36%) .NET Developer
3 836 (36.30%) C# Developer
4 617 (26.79%) C# .NET Developer
5 385 (16.72%) Senior Developer
6 362 (15.72%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 332 (14.42%) Software Developer
8 326 (14.16%) ASP.NET Developer
9 247 (10.73%) Web Developer
10 202 (8.77%) Senior .NET Developer
11 136 (5.91%) .NET Web Developer
12 128 (5.56%) Junior
13 123 (5.34%) Junior Developer
14 122 (5.30%) Senior C# Developer
15 96 (4.17%) Junior .NET Developer
16 92 (3.99%) C# Web Developer
17 83 (3.60%) Software Engineer
18 82 (3.56%) Agile .NET Developer
19 81 (3.52%) Senior Software Developer
20 78 (3.39%) Agile C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2232 (96.92%) .NET
2 1817 (78.90%) ASP.NET
3 1282 (55.67%) HTML
4 1238 (53.76%) ASP.NET MVC
5 1201 (52.15%) .NET Framework
6 1195 (51.89%) CSS
7 1029 (44.68%) jQuery
8 969 (42.08%) WCF
9 883 (38.34%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
10 710 (30.83%) Ajax
11 652 (28.31%) XML
12 643 (27.92%) WPF
13 527 (22.88%) Web Services
14 491 (21.32%) HTML5
15 452 (19.63%) NHibernate
16 313 (13.59%) WinForms
17 263 (11.42%) SOAP
18 251 (10.90%) ASP.NET Web Forms
19 247 (10.73%) ASP.NET MVC 4
20 246 (10.68%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 123 (5.34%) Computer Science
2 100 (4.34%) Enterprise Software
3 91 (3.95%) Analytical Skills
4 78 (3.39%) Social Network
5 57 (2.48%) Client/Server
5 57 (2.48%) User Experience
6 56 (2.43%) Inversion of Control
7 55 (2.39%) Mobile App
8 53 (2.30%) N-Tier
9 30 (1.30%) Open Source
10 29 (1.26%) W3C
11 25 (1.09%) DTV
12 24 (1.04%) Mathematics
12 24 (1.04%) Hedge funds
13 17 (0.74%) Social Media
14 15 (0.65%) Derivative
14 15 (0.65%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 15 (0.65%) Equities
15 13 (0.56%) Blackberry
16 12 (0.52%) Kindle
Operating Systems
1 425 (18.45%) Windows
2 107 (4.65%) Android
3 72 (3.13%) Apple iOS
4 33 (1.43%) Windows Phone
5 22 (0.96%) Windows Server 2008
6 18 (0.78%) Windows 8
7 17 (0.74%) Windows 7
8 12 (0.52%) Linux
9 10 (0.43%) Windows Phone 7
9 10 (0.43%) Windows Phone 8
10 7 (0.30%) Windows Server 2003
11 6 (0.26%) Ubuntu
11 6 (0.26%) Windows Server 2012
12 4 (0.17%) CoreOS
13 3 (0.13%) UNIX
13 3 (0.13%) Windows Mobile
13 3 (0.13%) Windows XP
14 2 (0.087%) Windows CE
15 1 (0.043%) Solaris
15 1 (0.043%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 1564 (67.91%) MVC
2 1300 (56.45%) Agile Software Development
3 925 (40.17%) TDD
4 772 (33.52%) Scrum
5 463 (20.10%) OO
6 330 (14.33%) Web Application Development
7 314 (13.63%) Unit Testing
8 267 (11.59%) BDD
9 227 (9.86%) Continuous Integration
10 211 (9.16%) Software Engineering
11 206 (8.94%) Web Development
12 170 (7.38%) MVVM
13 167 (7.25%) Kanban
14 157 (6.82%) OOD
15 154 (6.69%) OOP
16 145 (6.30%) E-Commerce
17 113 (4.91%) Mentoring
18 102 (4.43%) Multithreading
19 96 (4.17%) Dependency Injection
19 96 (4.17%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 2235 (97.05%) C#
2 1303 (56.58%) JavaScript
3 1255 (54.49%) SQL
4 538 (23.36%) T-SQL
5 407 (17.67%) VB.NET
6 169 (7.34%) VB
7 110 (4.78%) C++
8 102 (4.43%) Java
9 65 (2.82%) PHP
10 54 (2.34%) XAML
11 51 (2.21%) Python
12 46 (2.00%) VBA
13 45 (1.95%) Ruby
14 38 (1.65%) PL/SQL
15 35 (1.52%) VB6
16 26 (1.13%) C
17 25 (1.09%) PowerShell
18 24 (1.04%) Objective-C
19 19 (0.83%) MATLAB
20 18 (0.78%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 318 (13.81%) Degree
2 86 (3.73%) Microsoft Certification
3 49 (2.13%) MCP
4 45 (1.95%) MCSD
5 33 (1.43%) MCTS
6 28 (1.22%) MCAD
7 14 (0.61%) Security Cleared
7 14 (0.61%) ISEB
8 12 (0.52%) ISTQB
9 9 (0.39%) SC Cleared
10 8 (0.35%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 7 (0.30%) MCPD
12 2 (0.087%) DV Cleared
13 1 (0.043%) MBA
13 1 (0.043%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 52 (2.26%) QA
2 21 (0.91%) SLA
3 19 (0.83%) ISO 9001
4 7 (0.30%) WCAG
5 6 (0.26%) PMBOK
6 5 (0.22%) ISO 8583
7 4 (0.17%) SNOMED CT
8 3 (0.13%) Dodd-Frank
9 1 (0.043%) PCI DSS
9 1 (0.043%) CRD IV
9 1 (0.043%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 29 (1.26%) Active Directory
2 14 (0.61%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (0.17%) Docker
4 2 (0.087%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 11 (0.48%) MOM
Vendors
1 759 (32.96%) Microsoft
2 119 (5.17%) Oracle
3 39 (1.69%) Sitecore
4 35 (1.52%) Telerik
5 28 (1.22%) VMware
6 27 (1.17%) Google
7 19 (0.83%) Yahoo!
8 17 (0.74%) Salesforce.com
9 16 (0.69%) DevExpress
10 15 (0.65%) TIBCO
11 14 (0.61%) Red Gate
12 12 (0.52%) Twitter
12 12 (0.52%) Xamarin
13 11 (0.48%) Dell
14 10 (0.43%) Facebook
15 9 (0.39%) Charles River
16 8 (0.35%) Infragistics
16 8 (0.35%) Sybase
16 8 (0.35%) Altova
17 7 (0.30%) SAP
Swindon, Wiltshire
ISL (Incite Solutions Ltd)
Posted: 3 hours ago
York, Yorkshire
iSource IT
Posted: 3 hours ago
York, Yorkshire
Provide Consulting Ltd
Salary: Excellent Package
Posted: 3 hours ago
West Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £45000 Per Annum
Posted: 7 hours ago
Brighton, East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £45000 Per Annum
Posted: 7 hours ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + bens
Posted: 8 hours ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 30,000 - 35,000 + Bens
Posted: 8 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 30,000 - 40,000
Posted: 8 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 45,000
Posted: 8 hours ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
IT Connections
Salary: Up to £45,000
Posted: 9 hours ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Interact Consulting
Salary: 48-55k
Posted: 9 hours ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Salary: £85000 - £130000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 9 hours ago
Belfast, County Antrim
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Pension, Healthcare
Posted: 11 hours ago
Kings Langley, Hertfordshire
Connectus
Posted: 14 hours ago
West Midlands
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 14 hours ago
City, London
Involved Solutions Ltd
Salary: £70000 - £80000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 15 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £40000 - £49000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
East London
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Newbury, Berkshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 50-60k DOE
Posted: Yesterday
Wiltshire
Novate IT Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum, Benefits excellent benefits
Posted: Yesterday