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 24 November 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Language Integrated Query (LINQ)
Rank 258 240 185
Rank change year-on-year
-18 -55
Permanent jobs citing LINQ 1269 1328 1744
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 1.12% 1.20% 1.53%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 3.03% 2.93% 3.72%
Number of salaries quoted 1147 1237 1676
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 £57,500 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £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
41844 45307 46894
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 36.78% 40.89% 41.08%
Number of salaries quoted 35839 38894 41442
Average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £29,000 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £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 24 November 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 24 November 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 -22 1193 £40,000 - 123
London -61 352 £49,000 -2.00% 25
South East -10 251 £45,000 +12.50% 25
North West 0 179 £37,500 - 24
South West +11 108 £35,000 +7.69% 15
East of England +22 98 £47,500 +11.76% 12
West Midlands +41 95 £36,250 -3.33% 4
Manchester -13 92 £40,000 +9.58% 12
Surrey -6 75 £45,000 +12.50% 4
City of London -19 68 £50,000 +9.28% 9
Cheshire +23 63 £32,500 -13.33% 11
Hampshire +13 55 £40,000 -4.76% 9
East Midlands -18 50 £38,500 +10.00% 6
Wiltshire +4 42 £37,500 +25.00% 3
Yorkshire -50 42 £37,500 +15.38% 7
East Sussex +10 40 £47,500 +5.55% 6
Brighton +12 35 £47,500 +5.55% 3
Essex +17 34 £42,500 +6.25% 5
Birmingham +9 34 £25,500 -40.00%
Scotland +2 34 £41,500 +3.75% 4
Warwickshire +18 28 £39,000 -2.50% 2
West Yorkshire -39 28 £37,500 +15.38% 5
Bedfordshire +15 26 £45,000 -14.28% 1
Bedford +12 26 £45,000 -14.28% 1
Buckinghamshire -19 26 £45,000 +20.00%
Cambridgeshire +19 25 £52,500 - 2
Berkshire +4 24 £42,500 +21.42% 2
Warwick +1 23 £40,000 - 1
Crewe +28 22 £37,500 -6.25% 2
Lancashire +3 22 £35,000 +32.07%

LINQ
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 November 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 2566 (97.57%) .NET
2 2524 (95.97%) C#
3 2033 (77.30%) ASP.NET
4 1778 (67.60%) SQL Server
5 1726 (65.63%) MVC
6 1512 (57.49%) HTML
7 1492 (56.73%) Agile Software Development
8 1477 (56.16%) JavaScript
9 1458 (55.44%) SQL
10 1354 (51.48%) CSS
11 1302 (49.51%) .NET Framework
12 1228 (46.69%) ASP.NET MVC
13 1139 (43.31%) jQuery
14 1071 (40.72%) WCF
15 977 (37.15%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
16 927 (35.25%) TDD
17 902 (34.30%) Scrum
18 751 (28.56%) Microsoft
19 749 (28.48%) Ajax
20 703 (26.73%) Web Services
21 693 (26.35%) WPF
22 601 (22.85%) XML
23 586 (22.28%) Visual Studio
24 562 (21.37%) T-SQL
25 557 (21.18%) OO
26 526 (20.00%) NUnit
27 516 (19.62%) HTML5
28 493 (18.75%) VB.NET
29 489 (18.59%) SQL Server 2008
30 472 (17.95%) Finance

LINQ
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 November 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
1 248 (9.43%) SharePoint
2 194 (7.38%) IIS
3 127 (4.83%) CMS
4 72 (2.74%) Umbraco
5 56 (2.13%) NServiceBus
6 47 (1.79%) WordPress
6 47 (1.79%) BizTalk Server
7 36 (1.37%) SharePoint 2013
7 36 (1.37%) Node.js
8 32 (1.22%) SharePoint 2010
8 32 (1.22%) Apache
9 30 (1.14%) Sitecore CMS
10 27 (1.03%) SharePoint Server
11 16 (0.61%) Tomcat
11 16 (0.61%) JBoss
12 15 (0.57%) Sitefinity
13 12 (0.46%) ColdFusion
14 11 (0.42%) Apache Solr
15 10 (0.38%) Drupal
16 9 (0.34%) WebSphere
Applications
1 306 (11.63%) MS Excel
2 36 (1.37%) Photoshop
2 36 (1.37%) MS Office
3 9 (0.34%) AutoCAD
4 6 (0.23%) Fireworks
5 2 (0.076%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (0.076%) InfoPath
6 1 (0.038%) MS Project
6 1 (0.038%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 49 (1.86%) Dynamics CRM
2 21 (0.80%) Sophis RISQUE
3 9 (0.34%) Markit EDM
3 9 (0.34%) Line 500
3 9 (0.34%) Google Analytics
4 5 (0.19%) Magento
4 5 (0.19%) Oracle ERP
5 2 (0.076%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 1 (0.038%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 182 (6.92%) Microsoft Azure
2 59 (2.24%) SaaS
3 51 (1.94%) Amazon AWS
4 11 (0.42%) Cloud Computing
5 9 (0.34%) GitHub
6 3 (0.11%) Heroku
7 2 (0.076%) Rackspace Cloud
8 1 (0.038%) Office 365
8 1 (0.038%) Trello
8 1 (0.038%) Amazon SQS
8 1 (0.038%) PaaS
8 1 (0.038%) Amazon EC2
8 1 (0.038%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 116 (4.41%) Internet
2 41 (1.56%) Broadband
3 36 (1.37%) Intranet
4 17 (0.65%) HTTP
4 17 (0.65%) TCP/IP
4 17 (0.65%) Wireless
5 14 (0.53%) Extranet
6 12 (0.46%) SMS
7 11 (0.42%) SMPP
8 10 (0.38%) NFC
9 9 (0.34%) DNS
10 8 (0.30%) UMTS
10 8 (0.30%) GSM
11 6 (0.23%) VPN
12 2 (0.076%) SMTP
12 2 (0.076%) FTP
12 2 (0.076%) HTTPS
12 2 (0.076%) CTI
12 2 (0.076%) Firewall
12 2 (0.076%) AMQP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1778 (67.60%) SQL Server
2 489 (18.59%) SQL Server 2008
3 322 (12.24%) SQL Server 2012
4 205 (7.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 160 (6.08%) SQL Server 2005
6 155 (5.89%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 101 (3.84%) Relational Database
8 72 (2.74%) MySQL
9 60 (2.28%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 57 (2.17%) RavenDB
11 51 (1.94%) Crystal Reports
12 47 (1.79%) Oracle Database
13 30 (1.14%) SQL Server 2000
14 29 (1.10%) NoSQL
15 28 (1.06%) Data Warehouse
16 27 (1.03%) MongoDB
17 23 (0.87%) Azure SQL Database
18 19 (0.72%) RDBMS
18 19 (0.72%) Oracle Database 12c
19 14 (0.53%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 586 (22.28%) Visual Studio
2 526 (20.00%) NUnit
3 419 (15.93%) Team Foundation Server
4 348 (13.23%) Subversion
5 298 (11.33%) Rhino Mocks
6 274 (10.42%) Moq
7 204 (7.76%) Git (software)
8 118 (4.49%) ReSharper
9 112 (4.26%) TeamCity
10 71 (2.70%) MSTest
11 48 (1.83%) MSBuild
12 45 (1.71%) SpecFlow
13 41 (1.56%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
14 40 (1.52%) Selenium
15 29 (1.10%) Visual Studio Team System
16 25 (0.95%) Jasmine
17 22 (0.84%) JIRA
18 21 (0.80%) Xcode
19 20 (0.76%) NCrunch
20 19 (0.72%) Jenkins
General
1 472 (17.95%) Finance
2 147 (5.59%) Telecoms
3 128 (4.87%) Retail
4 126 (4.79%) Games
5 91 (3.46%) Banking
6 86 (3.27%) Marketing
7 45 (1.71%) Law
8 29 (1.10%) Financial Institution
9 27 (1.03%) Legal
9 27 (1.03%) Investment Banking
10 25 (0.95%) Music Industry
10 25 (0.95%) Front Office
11 22 (0.84%) Back Office
11 22 (0.84%) Automotive
12 19 (0.72%) Advertising
13 12 (0.46%) Publishing
13 12 (0.46%) Manufacturing
14 9 (0.34%) German Language
14 9 (0.34%) Multimedia
15 8 (0.30%) Billing
Job Titles
1 2413 (91.75%) Developer
2 1356 (51.56%) .NET Developer
3 1019 (38.75%) C# Developer
4 772 (29.35%) C# .NET Developer
5 507 (19.28%) Senior Developer
6 424 (16.12%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 401 (15.25%) ASP.NET Developer
8 387 (14.71%) Software Developer
9 333 (12.66%) Web Developer
10 253 (9.62%) Senior .NET Developer
11 183 (6.96%) Senior C# Developer
12 169 (6.43%) .NET Web Developer
13 122 (4.64%) Junior
14 121 (4.60%) Junior Developer
15 116 (4.41%) Software Engineer
16 115 (4.37%) C# Software Developer
17 100 (3.80%) C# Web Developer
18 97 (3.69%) .NET Software Developer
19 93 (3.54%) Programmer
20 88 (3.35%) Agile C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2566 (97.57%) .NET
2 2033 (77.30%) ASP.NET
3 1512 (57.49%) HTML
4 1354 (51.48%) CSS
5 1302 (49.51%) .NET Framework
6 1228 (46.69%) ASP.NET MVC
7 1139 (43.31%) jQuery
8 1071 (40.72%) WCF
9 977 (37.15%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
10 749 (28.48%) Ajax
11 703 (26.73%) Web Services
12 693 (26.35%) WPF
13 601 (22.85%) XML
14 516 (19.62%) HTML5
15 447 (17.00%) NHibernate
16 345 (13.12%) WinForms
17 303 (11.52%) ASP.NET Web Forms
18 283 (10.76%) SOAP
19 279 (10.61%) JSON
20 273 (10.38%) Silverlight
Miscellaneous
1 161 (6.12%) Computer Science
2 92 (3.50%) Analytical Skills
3 86 (3.27%) Mobile App
3 86 (3.27%) Client/Server
4 81 (3.08%) N-Tier
5 69 (2.62%) Social Network
6 61 (2.32%) User Experience
7 48 (1.83%) Enterprise Software
7 48 (1.83%) Inversion of Control
8 34 (1.29%) W3C
9 33 (1.25%) Open Source
10 30 (1.14%) Hedge funds
11 27 (1.03%) DTV
11 27 (1.03%) Mathematics
12 23 (0.87%) FMCG
13 19 (0.72%) Social Media
14 18 (0.68%) Kindle
14 18 (0.68%) Physics
15 14 (0.53%) Blackberry
16 12 (0.46%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 443 (16.84%) Windows
2 113 (4.30%) Android
3 95 (3.61%) Apple iOS
4 54 (2.05%) Windows Phone
5 24 (0.91%) Linux
6 21 (0.80%) Windows Phone 8
7 11 (0.42%) Windows 8
8 9 (0.34%) Windows Server 2012
8 9 (0.34%) Windows Server 2008
9 7 (0.27%) Ubuntu
10 6 (0.23%) Windows Mobile
10 6 (0.23%) Windows Server 2003
10 6 (0.23%) UNIX
11 5 (0.19%) Windows Phone 7
12 2 (0.076%) Windows 7
12 2 (0.076%) Windows XP
13 1 (0.038%) Debian
13 1 (0.038%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1726 (65.63%) MVC
2 1492 (56.73%) Agile Software Development
3 927 (35.25%) TDD
4 902 (34.30%) Scrum
5 557 (21.18%) OO
6 333 (12.66%) Unit Testing
7 329 (12.51%) Web Application Development
8 289 (10.99%) Web Development
9 272 (10.34%) BDD
10 254 (9.66%) Continuous Integration
11 250 (9.51%) Software Engineering
12 232 (8.82%) OOP
13 228 (8.67%) E-Commerce
14 184 (7.00%) OOD
15 180 (6.84%) Kanban
16 163 (6.20%) Mentoring
17 148 (5.63%) MVVM
18 146 (5.55%) Domain-Driven Design
19 125 (4.75%) Dependency Injection
20 119 (4.52%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 2524 (95.97%) C#
2 1477 (56.16%) JavaScript
3 1458 (55.44%) SQL
4 562 (21.37%) T-SQL
5 493 (18.75%) VB.NET
6 151 (5.74%) VB
7 140 (5.32%) Java
8 67 (2.55%) C++
9 65 (2.47%) PHP
10 59 (2.24%) XAML
11 47 (1.79%) VBA
12 45 (1.71%) PowerShell
13 44 (1.67%) Python
14 35 (1.33%) VBScript
15 33 (1.25%) Ruby
16 32 (1.22%) VB6
16 32 (1.22%) PL/SQL
17 28 (1.06%) Objective-C
18 25 (0.95%) XPath
19 20 (0.76%) Perl
Qualifications
1 331 (12.59%) Degree
2 84 (3.19%) Microsoft Certification
3 56 (2.13%) MCP
4 47 (1.79%) MCAD
4 47 (1.79%) MCSD
4 47 (1.79%) MCTS
5 14 (0.53%) ISTQB
5 14 (0.53%) ISEB
6 13 (0.49%) Security Cleared
7 8 (0.30%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 7 (0.27%) DV Cleared
9 6 (0.23%) SC Cleared
10 5 (0.19%) PhD
10 5 (0.19%) MCPD
11 1 (0.038%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 42 (1.60%) ISO 9001
2 41 (1.56%) QA
3 23 (0.87%) SLA
4 8 (0.30%) ISO 8583
5 5 (0.19%) WCAG
6 1 (0.038%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 31 (1.18%) Active Directory
2 8 (0.30%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (0.27%) Hyper-V
4 3 (0.11%) XenApp
4 3 (0.11%) XenServer
4 3 (0.11%) XenDesktop
5 2 (0.076%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 19 (0.72%) MOM
2 4 (0.15%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.038%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (0.038%) Puppet
Vendors
1 751 (28.56%) Microsoft
2 106 (4.03%) Oracle
3 59 (2.24%) Telerik
4 52 (1.98%) Sitecore
5 47 (1.79%) Google
6 35 (1.33%) Dell
7 27 (1.03%) Infragistics
7 27 (1.03%) Red Gate
8 25 (0.95%) Twitter
8 25 (0.95%) SAP
9 23 (0.87%) Sybase
10 20 (0.76%) Xamarin
11 19 (0.72%) DevExpress
12 14 (0.53%) Facebook
13 13 (0.49%) VMware
14 12 (0.46%) Salesforce.com
14 12 (0.46%) Yahoo!
15 11 (0.42%) EPiServer
16 10 (0.38%) Wonderware
17 9 (0.34%) Zend
London
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
London
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £40000 - £70000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
London
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
London
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
Macclesfield, Cheshire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
Tunbridge Wells, Kent
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
London
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Healthcare
Posted: 2 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
TEKsystems
Salary: £25000 - £38000 per annum
Posted: 20 hours ago
London
TEKsystems
Salary: £55000 - £75000 per annum + BONUS, SHARES, BENS
Posted: 23 hours ago
East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £50000 Per Annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Christchurch, Dorset
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £25000.00 - £37500.00 per annum + Generous Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Auburn Rose
Salary: From £40,000 to £55,000 per annum Plus Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £37500 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Cheadle, Cheshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Great Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Devon
Edge Specialist Recruitment
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Plymouth, Devon
Edge Specialist Recruitment
Salary: £32000 - £36000 per annum + Holiday, Pension
Posted: 2 days ago
Maidenhead, Berkshire
Go Partnership.
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Bedford, Bedfordshire
Go IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £40,000 to £48,000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Retford, Nottinghamshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £38000 - £45000 per annum + bonus, pension etc
Posted: 2 days ago