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 22 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Language Integrated Query (LINQ)
Rank 246 227 232
Rank change year-on-year
-19 +5
Permanent jobs citing LINQ 1361 1339 1396
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 1.16% 1.23% 1.19%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 3.04% 3.13% 2.93%
Number of salaries quoted 1210 1233 1335
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,500 £36,500
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +5.47%

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
44720 42822 47653
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 38.18% 39.40% 40.67%
Number of salaries quoted 37606 37096 41992
Average salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £28,500 £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
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 22 August 2014 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 22 August 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
(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 -18 1276 £40,000 - 159
London -43 382 £50,000 +6.38% 42
South East -12 353 £42,500 +6.25% 39
North West +24 230 £37,500 +4.16% 29
Manchester +5 133 £40,000 +11.11% 15
East of England +22 92 £47,500 +18.75% 14
Surrey -18 89 £45,000 - 8
Cheshire +22 70 £35,000 - 10
West Midlands +21 70 £37,500 -9.09% 12
East Midlands +9 68 £35,000 -12.50% 4
Hampshire +11 67 £40,000 +1.26% 10
South West -28 57 £37,500 +15.38% 10
Scotland +12 56 £40,000 - 4
Berkshire -30 56 £42,500 +13.33% 9
Buckinghamshire +28 43 £43,500 +16.00% 4
Glasgow +3 43 £40,000 -5.88% 4
East Sussex +1 43 £47,500 -5.00% 1
Leicestershire +25 42 £35,000 -12.50% 1
Brighton -5 42 £47,500 -5.00% 1
City of London -52 37 £52,500 +0.96% 14
Wiltshire +2 33 £38,500 +6.94% 5
Bedfordshire +10 32 £47,500 - 2
Bedford +12 30 £47,500 - 1
Guildford -17 29 £30,000 -34.06% 1
Swindon 0 28 £38,500 -6.66% 4
Essex +19 25 £46,390 +15.97% 5
Lancashire +19 25 £30,500 -10.29% 2
Milton Keynes +1 25 £42,500 +13.33% 1
Leatherhead +1 24 £45,000 -18.18%
Oxfordshire +6 23 £35,000 -

LINQ
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, 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 2822 (97.78%) .NET
2 2808 (97.30%) C#
3 2219 (76.89%) ASP.NET
4 2058 (71.31%) SQL Server
5 1832 (63.48%) MVC
6 1563 (54.16%) HTML
7 1547 (53.60%) JavaScript
8 1536 (53.22%) SQL
9 1368 (47.40%) WCF
10 1362 (47.19%) ASP.NET MVC
11 1357 (47.02%) .NET Framework
12 1345 (46.60%) CSS
13 1230 (42.62%) jQuery
14 1098 (38.05%) TDD
15 1022 (35.41%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
16 938 (32.50%) Scrum
17 834 (28.90%) Microsoft
18 779 (26.99%) Web Services
19 764 (26.47%) Ajax
20 738 (25.57%) WPF
21 661 (22.90%) XML
22 637 (22.07%) Agile Software Development
23 617 (21.38%) T-SQL
24 614 (21.28%) NHibernate
25 611 (21.17%) Visual Studio
26 604 (20.93%) NUnit
27 583 (20.20%) Finance
28 564 (19.54%) HTML5
29 551 (19.09%) OO
30 508 (17.60%) SQL Server 2012

LINQ
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, 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
1 276 (9.56%) SharePoint
2 255 (8.84%) IIS
3 127 (4.40%) CMS
4 70 (2.43%) NServiceBus
5 65 (2.25%) Umbraco
6 47 (1.63%) BizTalk Server
7 44 (1.52%) WordPress
7 44 (1.52%) Sitecore CMS
8 39 (1.35%) Apache
9 32 (1.11%) SharePoint 2013
9 32 (1.11%) SharePoint Server
10 31 (1.07%) SharePoint 2010
11 21 (0.73%) Node.js
12 19 (0.66%) Kentico
13 17 (0.59%) Apache Solr
14 14 (0.49%) WebSphere
15 13 (0.45%) Sitefinity
16 7 (0.24%) Drupal
16 7 (0.24%) Tomcat
17 6 (0.21%) Orchard CMS
Applications
1 343 (11.88%) MS Excel
2 37 (1.28%) MS Office
3 34 (1.18%) Photoshop
4 8 (0.28%) Adobe Illustrator
5 6 (0.21%) Fireworks
6 5 (0.17%) InfoPath
7 3 (0.10%) AutoCAD
8 1 (0.035%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 26 (0.90%) Dynamics CRM
2 16 (0.55%) Markit EDM
2 16 (0.55%) Sophis RISQUE
3 13 (0.45%) Google Analytics
4 11 (0.38%) Oracle ERP
5 5 (0.17%) Magento
6 4 (0.14%) Pivotal CRM
7 2 (0.069%) Line 500
8 1 (0.035%) SmartPlant
Cloud Services
1 171 (5.93%) Microsoft Azure
2 81 (2.81%) SaaS
3 56 (1.94%) Amazon AWS
4 11 (0.38%) Cloud Computing
5 9 (0.31%) Office 365
5 9 (0.31%) GitHub
6 3 (0.10%) Heroku
6 3 (0.10%) Rackspace Cloud
7 1 (0.035%) PaaS
7 1 (0.035%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (0.035%) Amazon S3
7 1 (0.035%) Amazon SQS
7 1 (0.035%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 150 (5.20%) Internet
2 36 (1.25%) Intranet
3 35 (1.21%) Broadband
4 20 (0.69%) SMS
5 16 (0.55%) UMTS
5 16 (0.55%) GSM
6 15 (0.52%) HTTP
7 14 (0.49%) Extranet
7 14 (0.49%) NFC
8 13 (0.45%) SMPP
9 11 (0.38%) TCP/IP
10 8 (0.28%) Wireless
11 5 (0.17%) FTP
12 4 (0.14%) DNS
13 3 (0.10%) LDAP
14 2 (0.069%) LTE
15 1 (0.035%) RFID
15 1 (0.035%) Firewall
15 1 (0.035%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2058 (71.31%) SQL Server
2 508 (17.60%) SQL Server 2012
3 488 (16.91%) SQL Server 2008
4 212 (7.35%) SQL Server 2005
5 194 (6.72%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 156 (5.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 126 (4.37%) Relational Database
8 77 (2.67%) RavenDB
9 66 (2.29%) MySQL
9 66 (2.29%) Oracle Database
10 61 (2.11%) Crystal Reports
11 51 (1.77%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 42 (1.46%) NoSQL
13 34 (1.18%) SQL Server 2000
14 29 (1.00%) Azure SQL Database
15 26 (0.90%) Data Warehouse
16 24 (0.83%) SQLite
16 24 (0.83%) Oracle Database 11g
17 20 (0.69%) Oracle Database 12c
18 19 (0.66%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 611 (21.17%) Visual Studio
2 604 (20.93%) NUnit
3 415 (14.38%) Subversion
4 404 (14.00%) Team Foundation Server
5 381 (13.20%) Rhino Mocks
6 297 (10.29%) Moq
7 185 (6.41%) Git (software)
8 128 (4.44%) TeamCity
9 105 (3.64%) ReSharper
10 102 (3.53%) SpecFlow
11 83 (2.88%) MSTest
12 68 (2.36%) Selenium
13 48 (1.66%) MSBuild
14 37 (1.28%) Jenkins
14 37 (1.28%) Jasmine
15 34 (1.18%) Visual Studio Team System
16 32 (1.11%) Cucumber
17 29 (1.00%) NCrunch
18 28 (0.97%) CruiseControl
19 27 (0.94%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 583 (20.20%) Finance
2 142 (4.92%) Games
3 141 (4.89%) Banking
4 125 (4.33%) Telecoms
5 93 (3.22%) Retail
6 82 (2.84%) Marketing
7 53 (1.84%) Law
8 44 (1.52%) Legal
9 43 (1.49%) Front Office
10 41 (1.42%) Investment Banking
11 33 (1.14%) Automotive
12 27 (0.94%) Back Office
13 24 (0.83%) Music Industry
14 23 (0.80%) Advertising
15 20 (0.69%) Publishing
16 19 (0.66%) Financial Institution
17 18 (0.62%) Manufacturing
18 10 (0.35%) Electronics
18 10 (0.35%) Billing
19 7 (0.24%) German Language
Job Titles
1 2592 (89.81%) Developer
2 1465 (50.76%) .NET Developer
3 1168 (40.47%) C# Developer
4 823 (28.52%) C# .NET Developer
5 587 (20.34%) Senior Developer
6 399 (13.83%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 398 (13.79%) ASP.NET Developer
8 372 (12.89%) Software Developer
9 350 (12.13%) Web Developer
10 329 (11.40%) Senior .NET Developer
11 233 (8.07%) Senior C# Developer
12 165 (5.72%) Software Engineer
13 157 (5.44%) .NET Web Developer
14 127 (4.40%) Programmer
15 125 (4.33%) Junior
16 123 (4.26%) C# Software Developer
17 122 (4.23%) Junior Developer
18 104 (3.60%) .NET Software Developer
19 94 (3.26%) Applications Developer
20 90 (3.12%) C# Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2822 (97.78%) .NET
2 2219 (76.89%) ASP.NET
3 1563 (54.16%) HTML
4 1368 (47.40%) WCF
5 1362 (47.19%) ASP.NET MVC
6 1357 (47.02%) .NET Framework
7 1345 (46.60%) CSS
8 1230 (42.62%) jQuery
9 1022 (35.41%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
10 779 (26.99%) Web Services
11 764 (26.47%) Ajax
12 738 (25.57%) WPF
13 661 (22.90%) XML
14 614 (21.28%) NHibernate
15 564 (19.54%) HTML5
16 494 (17.12%) ASP.NET MVC 4
17 350 (12.13%) Razor View Engine
18 314 (10.88%) WinForms
19 305 (10.57%) Silverlight
20 296 (10.26%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 224 (7.76%) Computer Science
2 112 (3.88%) Mobile App
3 103 (3.57%) N-Tier
4 98 (3.40%) Social Network
5 89 (3.08%) Client/Server
6 55 (1.91%) Mathematics
7 53 (1.84%) Inversion of Control
8 34 (1.18%) Hedge funds
9 29 (1.00%) Open Source
9 29 (1.00%) FMCG
10 28 (0.97%) Physics
11 27 (0.94%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 24 (0.83%) DTV
12 24 (0.83%) W3C
13 23 (0.80%) Blackberry
14 22 (0.76%) Social Media
14 22 (0.76%) Equities
15 20 (0.69%) Enterprise Software
15 20 (0.69%) PDA
16 17 (0.59%) Kindle
Operating Systems
1 469 (16.25%) Windows
2 154 (5.34%) Android
3 113 (3.92%) Apple iOS
4 65 (2.25%) Windows Phone
5 20 (0.69%) Windows Phone 8
5 20 (0.69%) Windows Server 2008
6 16 (0.55%) Linux
7 15 (0.52%) Windows 8
8 11 (0.38%) UNIX
8 11 (0.38%) Windows Server 2012
9 8 (0.28%) Windows Server 2003
10 6 (0.21%) Windows Mobile
11 2 (0.069%) Windows Phone 7
12 1 (0.035%) Ubuntu
12 1 (0.035%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 1832 (63.48%) MVC
2 1098 (38.05%) TDD
3 938 (32.50%) Scrum
4 637 (22.07%) Agile Software Development
5 551 (19.09%) OO
6 431 (14.93%) Unit Testing
7 390 (13.51%) Web Application Development
8 334 (11.57%) Continuous Integration
9 320 (11.09%) Web Development
10 315 (10.91%) Software Engineering
11 307 (10.64%) BDD
12 243 (8.42%) E-Commerce
13 240 (8.32%) OOP
14 228 (7.90%) Kanban
15 184 (6.38%) OOD
16 182 (6.31%) Multithreading
17 181 (6.27%) Domain-Driven Design
18 169 (5.86%) SOA
19 165 (5.72%) MVVM
20 122 (4.23%) Dependency Injection
Programming Languages
1 2808 (97.30%) C#
2 1547 (53.60%) JavaScript
3 1536 (53.22%) SQL
4 617 (21.38%) T-SQL
5 479 (16.60%) VB.NET
6 185 (6.41%) VB
7 125 (4.33%) Java
8 72 (2.49%) PowerShell
9 70 (2.43%) C++
10 69 (2.39%) VBA
11 59 (2.04%) VBScript
12 58 (2.01%) XAML
13 44 (1.52%) PL/SQL
14 40 (1.39%) VB6
15 32 (1.11%) Ruby
16 30 (1.04%) TypeScript
17 28 (0.97%) XPath
18 27 (0.94%) Objective-C
19 24 (0.83%) PHP
20 22 (0.76%) Lua
Qualifications
1 399 (13.83%) Degree
2 190 (6.58%) Microsoft Certification
3 165 (5.72%) MCP
4 159 (5.51%) MCSD
5 155 (5.37%) MCTS
6 149 (5.16%) MCAD
7 19 (0.66%) ISTQB
7 19 (0.66%) ISEB
8 12 (0.42%) MBA
9 10 (0.35%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 5 (0.17%) PhD
11 3 (0.10%) DV Cleared
11 3 (0.10%) Security Cleared
11 3 (0.10%) MCITP
11 3 (0.10%) MCDBA
12 2 (0.069%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
12 2 (0.069%) ISEB Practitioner
13 1 (0.035%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 61 (2.11%) ISO 9001
2 53 (1.84%) QA
3 16 (0.55%) SLA
4 13 (0.45%) WCAG
5 11 (0.38%) ISO 8583
6 4 (0.14%) CRD IV
6 4 (0.14%) COREP
6 4 (0.14%) Basel III
6 4 (0.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 4 (0.14%) Basel II
7 2 (0.069%) Solvency II
7 2 (0.069%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 28 (0.97%) Active Directory
2 6 (0.21%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (0.17%) Hyper-V
4 2 (0.069%) VirtualBox
5 1 (0.035%) XenApp
5 1 (0.035%) XenServer
5 1 (0.035%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 11 (0.38%) MOM
2 3 (0.10%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.035%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (0.035%) Puppet
Vendors
1 834 (28.90%) Microsoft
2 166 (5.75%) Oracle
3 64 (2.22%) Sitecore
4 50 (1.73%) Google
5 38 (1.32%) Telerik
6 31 (1.07%) Red Gate
6 31 (1.07%) Xamarin
7 28 (0.97%) Dell
8 24 (0.83%) SAP
8 24 (0.83%) EPiServer
9 21 (0.73%) Twitter
10 18 (0.62%) Sybase
11 14 (0.49%) Adobe
12 11 (0.38%) DevExpress
13 10 (0.35%) Ektron
13 10 (0.35%) Wonderware
14 9 (0.31%) Yahoo!
14 9 (0.31%) Infragistics
14 9 (0.31%) CyberSource
15 7 (0.24%) VMware
Manchester, Lancashire
Mortimer Spinks
Salary: £25000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 3 hours ago
London
Salt
Salary: £65000 - £85000 per annum + Bonus + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 3 hours ago
Woking, Surrey
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 38,000 - 45,000
Posted: 5 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Staffline Group PLC
Salary: From £25,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 13 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Staffline Group PLC
Salary: From £25,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 13 hours ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £65000 - £75000 per annum
Posted: 18 hours ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £65000 - £75000 per annum
Posted: 18 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Premier Group Recruitment
Salary: £275 - £325 per day
Posted: 20 hours ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £26000 - £45000 per annum + Excellent benifits
Posted: 20 hours ago
Warwickshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £38000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 21 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
TribePost.co.uk
Salary: £32k - £35k DOE
Posted: 22 hours ago
Southend-On-Sea, Essex
BTR Recruitment Ltd.
Salary: From £40,000 to £55,000 per annum plus bens
Posted: 23 hours ago
London
Parallel Consulting
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 23 hours ago
Ruislip, Middlesex
Recital Consulting
Salary: £50000 - £60000 Per Annum
Posted: Yesterday
Leamington Spa, Warwickshire
Erin Associates
Salary: £40000 - £41000 per annum + Benefits, Flexi time
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Erin Associates
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Erin Associates
Salary: £40000 - £41000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Pinner, Middlesex
CodeSource Recruitment Limited
Salary: From £50,000 to £70,000 per annum Plus benefits
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
SEC Recruitment Limited
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + Dependent upon experience
Posted: Yesterday
York, North Yorkshire
Searchability.co.uk
Salary: £25000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday