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 18 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Language Integrated Query (LINQ)
Rank 254 232 226
Rank change year-on-year
-22 -6
Permanent jobs citing LINQ 1292 1278 1442
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 1.13% 1.22% 1.24%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 3.00% 3.06% 3.08%
Number of salaries quoted 1157 1193 1373
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 £37,500 £36,000
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +4.16%

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
43136 41753 46830
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 37.75% 39.71% 40.42%
Number of salaries quoted 36299 36236 41123
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 £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
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 18 September 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 18 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
(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 -21 1224 £40,000 - 162
London -88 349 £49,000 +3.15% 43
South East +2 325 £42,500 +6.25% 32
North West +22 244 £37,500 +4.16% 36
Manchester +2 129 £40,000 +11.11% 20
Surrey -14 93 £44,000 -2.22% 7
Cheshire +28 86 £35,000 - 11
East of England -3 79 £47,500 +18.75% 6
West Midlands +8 71 £37,500 - 11
Hampshire +19 70 £40,000 -5.32% 7
South West -7 70 £37,500 +15.38% 7
East Midlands -9 56 £35,000 -12.50% 4
Berkshire -7 54 £40,000 +6.66% 10
East Sussex -1 41 £47,500 -5.00% 2
Brighton -5 40 £47,500 -5.00% 2
City of London -41 40 £49,000 -5.76% 19
Scotland +3 38 £40,000 - 1
Wiltshire +8 33 £37,500 +25.00% 1
Leicestershire +17 30 £35,000 -12.50% 3
Buckinghamshire +13 30 £45,000 +44.00% 3
Bedfordshire +5 29 £47,500 - 1
Guildford -11 29 £30,000 -36.17% 2
Lancashire +23 27 £30,500 +22.00% 1
Bedford +11 27 £47,500 -9.52% 1
Birmingham +18 25 £37,500 -9.09% 2
Glasgow +4 25 £37,500 -14.28%
Warrington - 25 £32,500 - 2
Swindon +4 23 £38,500 +28.33%
Yorkshire -68 23 £32,500 +3.17% 17
Cambridgeshire +2 22 £50,000 +1.01% 2

LINQ
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 2766 (97.98%) .NET
2 2736 (96.92%) C#
3 2187 (77.47%) ASP.NET
4 1988 (70.42%) SQL Server
5 1796 (63.62%) MVC
6 1590 (56.32%) Agile Software Development
7 1565 (55.44%) HTML
8 1537 (54.45%) JavaScript
9 1516 (53.70%) SQL
10 1349 (47.79%) CSS
11 1324 (46.90%) ASP.NET MVC
12 1318 (46.69%) .NET Framework
13 1292 (45.77%) WCF
14 1220 (43.22%) jQuery
15 1056 (37.41%) TDD
16 1002 (35.49%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
17 926 (32.80%) Scrum
18 796 (28.20%) Microsoft
19 773 (27.38%) Web Services
20 757 (26.82%) Ajax
21 695 (24.62%) WPF
22 642 (22.74%) XML
23 606 (21.47%) Visual Studio
24 603 (21.36%) T-SQL
25 586 (20.76%) NUnit
26 565 (20.01%) NHibernate
27 556 (19.70%) OO
28 552 (19.55%) Finance
29 548 (19.41%) HTML5
30 482 (17.07%) VB.NET

LINQ
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 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
1 278 (9.85%) SharePoint
2 242 (8.57%) IIS
3 136 (4.82%) CMS
4 75 (2.66%) Umbraco
5 72 (2.55%) NServiceBus
6 51 (1.81%) WordPress
7 47 (1.66%) BizTalk Server
8 42 (1.49%) Sitecore CMS
9 40 (1.42%) Apache
10 35 (1.24%) SharePoint 2013
11 33 (1.17%) SharePoint 2010
12 31 (1.10%) SharePoint Server
13 28 (0.99%) Node.js
14 17 (0.60%) Kentico
15 15 (0.53%) Apache Solr
16 14 (0.50%) WebSphere
17 11 (0.39%) Sitefinity
18 10 (0.35%) Tomcat
19 9 (0.32%) Drupal
20 8 (0.28%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 328 (11.62%) MS Excel
2 39 (1.38%) Photoshop
3 31 (1.10%) MS Office
4 6 (0.21%) Fireworks
4 6 (0.21%) Adobe Illustrator
4 6 (0.21%) InfoPath
5 5 (0.18%) AutoCAD
6 1 (0.035%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 33 (1.17%) Dynamics CRM
2 16 (0.57%) Sophis RISQUE
3 13 (0.46%) Markit EDM
4 12 (0.43%) Google Analytics
5 11 (0.39%) Oracle ERP
6 5 (0.18%) Magento
7 2 (0.071%) Line 500
7 2 (0.071%) Pivotal CRM
8 1 (0.035%) Dynamics NAV
8 1 (0.035%) SmartPlant
Cloud Services
1 175 (6.20%) Microsoft Azure
2 70 (2.48%) SaaS
3 44 (1.56%) Amazon AWS
4 11 (0.39%) Cloud Computing
5 10 (0.35%) GitHub
6 9 (0.32%) Office 365
7 3 (0.11%) Heroku
7 3 (0.11%) Rackspace Cloud
8 1 (0.035%) Amazon EC2
8 1 (0.035%) Amazon S3
8 1 (0.035%) PaaS
8 1 (0.035%) Amazon SQS
8 1 (0.035%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 150 (5.31%) Internet
2 40 (1.42%) Broadband
3 38 (1.35%) Intranet
4 16 (0.57%) Extranet
5 14 (0.50%) Wireless
5 14 (0.50%) HTTP
6 12 (0.43%) TCP/IP
6 12 (0.43%) GSM
6 12 (0.43%) SMS
6 12 (0.43%) UMTS
7 8 (0.28%) SMPP
7 8 (0.28%) NFC
8 7 (0.25%) DNS
9 4 (0.14%) FTP
10 3 (0.11%) LDAP
11 2 (0.071%) LTE
11 2 (0.071%) HTTPS
12 1 (0.035%) SMTP
12 1 (0.035%) Firewall
12 1 (0.035%) RFID
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1988 (70.42%) SQL Server
2 468 (16.58%) SQL Server 2012
3 459 (16.26%) SQL Server 2008
4 210 (7.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 200 (7.08%) SQL Server 2005
6 177 (6.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 126 (4.46%) Relational Database
8 74 (2.62%) RavenDB
9 66 (2.34%) Crystal Reports
10 64 (2.27%) Oracle Database
11 61 (2.16%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 56 (1.98%) MySQL
13 36 (1.28%) NoSQL
14 29 (1.03%) Data Warehouse
14 29 (1.03%) Azure SQL Database
15 26 (0.92%) SQL Server 2000
16 21 (0.74%) RDBMS
16 21 (0.74%) Oracle Database 12c
17 20 (0.71%) SQLite
18 18 (0.64%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 606 (21.47%) Visual Studio
2 586 (20.76%) NUnit
3 411 (14.56%) Subversion
4 404 (14.31%) Team Foundation Server
5 366 (12.96%) Rhino Mocks
6 292 (10.34%) Moq
7 196 (6.94%) Git (software)
8 123 (4.36%) TeamCity
9 108 (3.83%) ReSharper
10 85 (3.01%) SpecFlow
11 73 (2.59%) MSTest
12 66 (2.34%) Selenium
13 42 (1.49%) MSBuild
14 37 (1.31%) Jasmine
15 34 (1.20%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
16 31 (1.10%) Jenkins
17 29 (1.03%) NCrunch
18 28 (0.99%) Visual Studio Team System
19 24 (0.85%) Xcode
20 23 (0.81%) Cucumber
General
1 552 (19.55%) Finance
2 139 (4.92%) Games
3 131 (4.64%) Telecoms
4 118 (4.18%) Banking
5 106 (3.75%) Retail
6 82 (2.90%) Marketing
7 56 (1.98%) Law
8 40 (1.42%) Legal
9 32 (1.13%) Front Office
10 29 (1.03%) Automotive
11 28 (0.99%) Financial Institution
11 28 (0.99%) Investment Banking
12 24 (0.85%) Music Industry
13 23 (0.81%) Back Office
14 21 (0.74%) Advertising
15 19 (0.67%) Publishing
16 16 (0.57%) Manufacturing
17 11 (0.39%) Electronics
18 10 (0.35%) Billing
19 8 (0.28%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 2551 (90.36%) Developer
2 1450 (51.36%) .NET Developer
3 1139 (40.35%) C# Developer
4 837 (29.65%) C# .NET Developer
5 571 (20.23%) Senior Developer
6 410 (14.52%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 401 (14.20%) ASP.NET Developer
8 389 (13.78%) Software Developer
9 326 (11.55%) Web Developer
10 307 (10.87%) Senior .NET Developer
11 222 (7.86%) Senior C# Developer
12 157 (5.56%) Software Engineer
13 150 (5.31%) .NET Web Developer
14 129 (4.57%) C# Software Developer
15 125 (4.43%) Junior
16 124 (4.39%) Programmer
17 122 (4.32%) Junior Developer
18 112 (3.97%) .NET Software Developer
19 90 (3.19%) Agile C# Developer
20 86 (3.05%) C# Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2766 (97.98%) .NET
2 2187 (77.47%) ASP.NET
3 1565 (55.44%) HTML
4 1349 (47.79%) CSS
5 1324 (46.90%) ASP.NET MVC
6 1318 (46.69%) .NET Framework
7 1292 (45.77%) WCF
8 1220 (43.22%) jQuery
9 1002 (35.49%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
10 773 (27.38%) Web Services
11 757 (26.82%) Ajax
12 695 (24.62%) WPF
13 642 (22.74%) XML
14 565 (20.01%) NHibernate
15 548 (19.41%) HTML5
16 430 (15.23%) ASP.NET MVC 4
17 318 (11.26%) Razor View Engine
18 306 (10.84%) WinForms
19 288 (10.20%) SOAP
20 287 (10.17%) Silverlight
Miscellaneous
1 217 (7.69%) Computer Science
2 116 (4.11%) Analytical Skills
3 112 (3.97%) Mobile App
4 94 (3.33%) Social Network
5 91 (3.22%) N-Tier
6 90 (3.19%) Client/Server
7 68 (2.41%) User Experience
8 51 (1.81%) Mathematics
9 44 (1.56%) Inversion of Control
10 32 (1.13%) Hedge funds
10 32 (1.13%) Open Source
11 31 (1.10%) Physics
12 29 (1.03%) FMCG
13 24 (0.85%) W3C
13 24 (0.85%) DTV
14 22 (0.78%) Social Media
15 19 (0.67%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
16 18 (0.64%) PDA
17 17 (0.60%) Blackberry
17 17 (0.60%) Kindle
Operating Systems
1 471 (16.68%) Windows
2 139 (4.92%) Android
3 106 (3.75%) Apple iOS
4 60 (2.13%) Windows Phone
5 20 (0.71%) Windows Phone 8
6 17 (0.60%) Linux
7 16 (0.57%) Windows 8
8 15 (0.53%) Windows Server 2008
9 10 (0.35%) Windows Server 2003
10 9 (0.32%) Windows Server 2012
11 7 (0.25%) UNIX
12 5 (0.18%) Windows Mobile
13 3 (0.11%) Windows Phone 7
14 1 (0.035%) Ubuntu
14 1 (0.035%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 1796 (63.62%) MVC
2 1590 (56.32%) Agile Software Development
3 1056 (37.41%) TDD
4 926 (32.80%) Scrum
5 556 (19.70%) OO
6 409 (14.49%) Unit Testing
7 382 (13.53%) Web Application Development
8 316 (11.19%) Continuous Integration
9 295 (10.45%) BDD
10 294 (10.41%) Web Development
11 293 (10.38%) Software Engineering
12 255 (9.03%) E-Commerce
13 244 (8.64%) OOP
14 224 (7.93%) Kanban
15 190 (6.73%) OOD
16 188 (6.66%) Domain-Driven Design
17 171 (6.06%) Mentoring
18 157 (5.56%) SOA
19 143 (5.07%) Multithreading
20 135 (4.78%) MVVM
Programming Languages
1 2736 (96.92%) C#
2 1537 (54.45%) JavaScript
3 1516 (53.70%) SQL
4 603 (21.36%) T-SQL
5 482 (17.07%) VB.NET
6 178 (6.31%) VB
7 125 (4.43%) Java
8 67 (2.37%) C++
9 64 (2.27%) VBA
10 62 (2.20%) PowerShell
11 58 (2.05%) VBScript
12 48 (1.70%) XAML
13 44 (1.56%) PL/SQL
14 38 (1.35%) VB6
15 35 (1.24%) XPath
16 33 (1.17%) Ruby
17 31 (1.10%) PHP
18 29 (1.03%) Python
19 27 (0.96%) Objective-C
19 27 (0.96%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 380 (13.46%) Degree
2 160 (5.67%) Microsoft Certification
3 135 (4.78%) MCP
4 130 (4.61%) MCSD
5 127 (4.50%) MCTS
6 122 (4.32%) MCAD
7 21 (0.74%) ISTQB
7 21 (0.74%) ISEB
8 10 (0.35%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 8 (0.28%) MBA
10 5 (0.18%) DV Cleared
10 5 (0.18%) Security Cleared
10 5 (0.18%) PhD
11 3 (0.11%) MCITP
11 3 (0.11%) MCDBA
12 2 (0.071%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
12 2 (0.071%) ISEB Practitioner
13 1 (0.035%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 57 (2.02%) ISO 9001
2 46 (1.63%) QA
3 22 (0.78%) SLA
4 9 (0.32%) WCAG
5 6 (0.21%) ISO 8583
6 3 (0.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 3 (0.11%) Basel II
6 3 (0.11%) Basel III
6 3 (0.11%) CRD IV
6 3 (0.11%) COREP
7 2 (0.071%) Solvency II
7 2 (0.071%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 27 (0.96%) Active Directory
2 9 (0.32%) Hyper-V
3 4 (0.14%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (0.11%) XenApp
4 3 (0.11%) XenServer
4 3 (0.11%) XenDesktop
5 2 (0.071%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 14 (0.50%) MOM
2 4 (0.14%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.035%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (0.035%) Puppet
Vendors
1 796 (28.20%) Microsoft
2 143 (5.07%) Oracle
3 57 (2.02%) Sitecore
4 52 (1.84%) Google
5 44 (1.56%) Telerik
6 34 (1.20%) Red Gate
7 31 (1.10%) Xamarin
8 29 (1.03%) SAP
9 28 (0.99%) Dell
10 23 (0.81%) Twitter
11 20 (0.71%) Sybase
11 20 (0.71%) EPiServer
12 18 (0.64%) DevExpress
13 14 (0.50%) Infragistics
14 13 (0.46%) Yahoo!
15 12 (0.43%) JBoss
15 12 (0.43%) Adobe
16 10 (0.35%) Wonderware
17 9 (0.32%) CyberSource
18 8 (0.28%) Salesforce.com
Warwickshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £38000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 12 hours ago
City, London
Connectus
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 12 hours ago
Surrey
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £50000.00 - £55000.00 per annum + Bonus + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 13 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Staffline Group PLC
Salary: From £25,000 to £45,000 per annum £25000 - £45,000 - 30 days holiday /
Posted: 13 hours ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Staffline Group PLC
Salary: From £25,000 to £45,000 per annum £25000 - £45,000 - 30 days holiday /
Posted: 13 hours ago
Chester, Cheshire
Staffline Group PLC
Salary: From £25,000 to £45,000 per annum £25000 - £45,000 - 30 days holiday /
Posted: 13 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Staffline Group PLC
Salary: From £25,000 to £45,000 per annum £25000 - £45,000 - 30 days holiday /
Posted: 13 hours ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
SBC Recruitment
Salary: Up to £55,000 per annum
Posted: 14 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 15 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum c£40-£50K + Fantastic Benefits
Posted: 16 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Salary: c£35-£40K + Fantastic Benefits
Posted: 16 hours ago
Wilmslow, Cheshire
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £25000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits, Training & Progression
Posted: 19 hours ago
Leicester, Leicestershire
Computer Project Services Ltd
Posted: 19 hours ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + bens
Posted: 20 hours ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £45000 per annum + Bonus+Benefits+Package
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: Yesterday
Stockport, Cheshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + bens
Posted: Yesterday
Cannock, Staffordshire
Executive Resource Group
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Oliver Bernard
Salary: From £40,000 to £60,000 per day plus Flexible working hours
Posted: Yesterday
London
Oliver Bernard
Salary: From £45,000 to £65,000 per annum Excellent Bonuses and Benefits
Posted: Yesterday