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

Location
3 months to
22 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Language Integrated Query (LINQ)
Rank 261 244 178
Rank change year-on-year
-17 -66
Permanent jobs citing LINQ 1237 1302 1799
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 1.11% 1.19% 1.57%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 3.02% 2.92% 3.72%
Number of salaries quoted 1114 1198 1730
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
41021 44662 48423
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 36.90% 40.98% 42.19%
Number of salaries quoted 35359 37728 43094
Average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.25%
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 22 December 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 December 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 1161 £40,000 - 99
London -78 343 £50,000 - 26
South East -13 253 £45,000 +12.50% 19
North West -10 140 £37,500 - 15
East of England +48 118 £45,000 +5.88% 15
South West +8 102 £35,000 +6.06% 9
West Midlands +26 90 £35,000 -6.66% 4
Manchester -27 75 £40,000 +6.66% 8
City of London -32 69 £50,000 +11.11% 11
Hampshire +20 63 £40,000 -4.76% 6
Surrey -22 58 £46,250 +2.77%
Cheshire +28 52 £37,500 - 7
East Midlands -13 51 £40,000 +14.28% 4
Yorkshire -49 44 £37,500 +15.38% 4
Essex +18 42 £42,500 +6.25% 5
East Sussex +8 42 £47,500 +5.55% 1
Wiltshire -7 39 £40,000 +23.07% 3
Brighton +6 35 £47,500 +5.55% 1
West Yorkshire -33 35 £37,500 +15.38% 1
Birmingham +22 32 £32,500 -23.52%
Bedfordshire +21 30 £45,000 -14.28%
Bedford +16 30 £45,000 -14.28%
Warwickshire +20 28 £39,000 -2.50% 1
Scotland -6 28 £40,000 - 2
Dorset - 28 £35,000 - 3
Basingstoke +14 26 £40,000 -4.76% 2
Berkshire -10 25 £45,000 +28.57% 2
Buckinghamshire -11 25 £45,000 +12.50% 4
North East -3 24 £34,500 -1.42% 3
Swindon -6 23 £40,000 +21.21% 2

LINQ
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 December 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 2458 (97.12%) .NET
2 2430 (96.01%) C#
3 1970 (77.83%) ASP.NET
4 1736 (68.59%) SQL Server
5 1696 (67.01%) MVC
6 1474 (58.24%) Agile Software Development
7 1458 (57.61%) HTML
8 1423 (56.22%) JavaScript
9 1415 (55.91%) SQL
10 1326 (52.39%) CSS
11 1267 (50.06%) .NET Framework
12 1230 (48.60%) ASP.NET MVC
13 1112 (43.94%) jQuery
14 1015 (40.10%) WCF
15 954 (37.69%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
16 936 (36.98%) TDD
17 901 (35.60%) Scrum
18 757 (29.91%) Ajax
19 741 (29.28%) Microsoft
20 664 (26.23%) WPF
21 657 (25.96%) Web Services
22 579 (22.88%) XML
23 548 (21.65%) T-SQL
24 546 (21.57%) Visual Studio
25 540 (21.34%) OO
26 521 (20.58%) NUnit
27 511 (20.19%) HTML5
28 496 (19.60%) SQL Server 2008
29 466 (18.41%) VB.NET
30 441 (17.42%) NHibernate

LINQ
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 December 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
1 221 (8.73%) SharePoint
2 206 (8.14%) IIS
3 113 (4.46%) CMS
4 68 (2.69%) Umbraco
5 49 (1.94%) NServiceBus
6 46 (1.82%) BizTalk Server
7 41 (1.62%) WordPress
8 37 (1.46%) SharePoint 2013
9 35 (1.38%) Node.js
10 29 (1.15%) Sitecore CMS
11 28 (1.11%) Apache
11 28 (1.11%) SharePoint 2010
12 22 (0.87%) SharePoint Server
13 16 (0.63%) JBoss
14 15 (0.59%) Tomcat
14 15 (0.59%) ColdFusion
15 11 (0.43%) Apache Solr
15 11 (0.43%) Sitefinity
16 10 (0.40%) Drupal
17 6 (0.24%) Orchard CMS
Applications
1 274 (10.83%) MS Excel
2 37 (1.46%) MS Office
3 31 (1.22%) Photoshop
4 13 (0.51%) AutoCAD
5 6 (0.24%) Fireworks
6 3 (0.12%) MS PowerPoint
7 2 (0.079%) InfoPath
8 1 (0.040%) MS Project
8 1 (0.040%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 50 (1.98%) Dynamics CRM
2 17 (0.67%) Sophis RISQUE
3 9 (0.36%) Line 500
4 7 (0.28%) Google Analytics
5 4 (0.16%) Markit EDM
6 3 (0.12%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 2 (0.079%) Magento
8 1 (0.040%) Dynamics NAV
8 1 (0.040%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 175 (6.91%) Microsoft Azure
2 49 (1.94%) SaaS
3 48 (1.90%) Amazon AWS
4 10 (0.40%) Cloud Computing
5 9 (0.36%) GitHub
6 4 (0.16%) Amazon EC2
6 4 (0.16%) Amazon S3
6 4 (0.16%) Amazon SQS
7 3 (0.12%) Heroku
8 1 (0.040%) Rackspace Cloud
8 1 (0.040%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 104 (4.11%) Internet
2 41 (1.62%) Broadband
3 34 (1.34%) Intranet
4 20 (0.79%) TCP/IP
5 17 (0.67%) HTTP
5 17 (0.67%) Wireless
6 11 (0.43%) DNS
6 11 (0.43%) SMPP
7 10 (0.40%) SMS
7 10 (0.40%) NFC
8 9 (0.36%) Extranet
9 6 (0.24%) VPN
9 6 (0.24%) AMQP
10 4 (0.16%) GSM
10 4 (0.16%) LAN
10 4 (0.16%) UMTS
10 4 (0.16%) WAN
10 4 (0.16%) CTI
11 3 (0.12%) Firewall
11 3 (0.12%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1736 (68.59%) SQL Server
2 496 (19.60%) SQL Server 2008
3 305 (12.05%) SQL Server 2012
4 209 (8.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 152 (6.01%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 151 (5.97%) SQL Server 2005
7 76 (3.00%) MySQL
8 73 (2.88%) Relational Database
9 57 (2.25%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 48 (1.90%) RavenDB
11 40 (1.58%) Crystal Reports
12 35 (1.38%) NoSQL
12 35 (1.38%) Oracle Database
13 34 (1.34%) MongoDB
14 31 (1.22%) SQL Server 2000
15 30 (1.19%) Data Warehouse
16 25 (0.99%) Azure SQL Database
17 20 (0.79%) Oracle Database 12c
18 18 (0.71%) OLAP
19 16 (0.63%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 546 (21.57%) Visual Studio
2 521 (20.58%) NUnit
3 406 (16.04%) Team Foundation Server
4 338 (13.35%) Subversion
5 295 (11.66%) Rhino Mocks
6 257 (10.15%) Moq
7 195 (7.70%) Git (software)
8 120 (4.74%) ReSharper
9 102 (4.03%) TeamCity
10 58 (2.29%) MSTest
11 41 (1.62%) Selenium
11 41 (1.62%) MSBuild
12 38 (1.50%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
13 36 (1.42%) SpecFlow
14 28 (1.11%) Visual Studio Team System
15 25 (0.99%) JIRA
16 23 (0.91%) Jasmine
17 22 (0.87%) Xcode
18 21 (0.83%) NCrunch
19 17 (0.67%) Fiddler
General
1 425 (16.79%) Finance
2 141 (5.57%) Telecoms
3 125 (4.94%) Games
4 114 (4.50%) Retail
5 79 (3.12%) Marketing
6 70 (2.77%) Banking
7 33 (1.30%) Law
8 29 (1.15%) Financial Institution
9 27 (1.07%) Advertising
10 24 (0.95%) Music Industry
10 24 (0.95%) Investment Banking
11 23 (0.91%) Automotive
11 23 (0.91%) Front Office
12 20 (0.79%) Back Office
13 16 (0.63%) Legal
14 9 (0.36%) German Language
15 8 (0.32%) Manufacturing
16 7 (0.28%) Electronics
16 7 (0.28%) Aerospace
16 7 (0.28%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 2343 (92.57%) Developer
2 1338 (52.86%) .NET Developer
3 965 (38.13%) C# Developer
4 730 (28.84%) C# .NET Developer
5 466 (18.41%) Senior Developer
6 414 (16.36%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 404 (15.96%) ASP.NET Developer
8 362 (14.30%) Software Developer
9 319 (12.60%) Web Developer
10 228 (9.01%) Senior .NET Developer
11 180 (7.11%) .NET Web Developer
12 169 (6.68%) Senior C# Developer
13 127 (5.02%) Junior
14 126 (4.98%) Junior Developer
15 114 (4.50%) C# Web Developer
16 89 (3.52%) C# Software Developer
16 89 (3.52%) Software Engineer
17 85 (3.36%) Agile C# Developer
18 80 (3.16%) Agile .NET Developer
19 79 (3.12%) Junior .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2458 (97.12%) .NET
2 1970 (77.83%) ASP.NET
3 1458 (57.61%) HTML
4 1326 (52.39%) CSS
5 1267 (50.06%) .NET Framework
6 1230 (48.60%) ASP.NET MVC
7 1112 (43.94%) jQuery
8 1015 (40.10%) WCF
9 954 (37.69%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
10 757 (29.91%) Ajax
11 664 (26.23%) WPF
12 657 (25.96%) Web Services
13 579 (22.88%) XML
14 511 (20.19%) HTML5
15 441 (17.42%) NHibernate
16 345 (13.63%) WinForms
17 291 (11.50%) ASP.NET Web Forms
18 280 (11.06%) JSON
19 272 (10.75%) SOAP
20 256 (10.11%) Silverlight
Miscellaneous
1 147 (5.81%) Computer Science
2 86 (3.40%) Analytical Skills
3 84 (3.32%) Mobile App
4 77 (3.04%) Client/Server
5 75 (2.96%) Social Network
6 74 (2.92%) N-Tier
7 59 (2.33%) Enterprise Software
8 56 (2.21%) User Experience
9 43 (1.70%) Inversion of Control
10 37 (1.46%) W3C
11 28 (1.11%) Open Source
12 27 (1.07%) DTV
12 27 (1.07%) Mathematics
13 24 (0.95%) Hedge funds
14 19 (0.75%) Kindle
15 15 (0.59%) Physics
15 15 (0.59%) FMCG
16 14 (0.55%) Blackberry
17 13 (0.51%) Social Media
18 11 (0.43%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 439 (17.34%) Windows
2 112 (4.43%) Android
3 96 (3.79%) Apple iOS
4 52 (2.05%) Windows Phone
5 19 (0.75%) Windows Phone 8
6 18 (0.71%) Linux
7 17 (0.67%) Windows 8
8 11 (0.43%) Windows Server 2008
9 9 (0.36%) Windows 7
9 9 (0.36%) Windows Server 2012
10 7 (0.28%) Windows Phone 7
10 7 (0.28%) Ubuntu
11 5 (0.20%) Windows Server 2003
11 5 (0.20%) UNIX
12 3 (0.12%) Windows Mobile
12 3 (0.12%) Windows XP
13 1 (0.040%) Windows CE
13 1 (0.040%) Debian
13 1 (0.040%) CentOS
13 1 (0.040%) CoreOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1696 (67.01%) MVC
2 1474 (58.24%) Agile Software Development
3 936 (36.98%) TDD
4 901 (35.60%) Scrum
5 540 (21.34%) OO
6 326 (12.88%) Web Application Development
7 313 (12.37%) Unit Testing
8 281 (11.10%) BDD
9 258 (10.19%) Web Development
10 244 (9.64%) Continuous Integration
11 229 (9.05%) Software Engineering
12 222 (8.77%) OOP
13 214 (8.46%) E-Commerce
14 193 (7.63%) OOD
15 162 (6.40%) Kanban
16 154 (6.08%) MVVM
17 140 (5.53%) Mentoring
18 126 (4.98%) Domain-Driven Design
19 122 (4.82%) Dependency Injection
20 102 (4.03%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 2430 (96.01%) C#
2 1423 (56.22%) JavaScript
3 1415 (55.91%) SQL
4 548 (21.65%) T-SQL
5 466 (18.41%) VB.NET
6 157 (6.20%) VB
7 125 (4.94%) Java
8 78 (3.08%) C++
9 65 (2.57%) PHP
10 60 (2.37%) XAML
11 52 (2.05%) Python
12 44 (1.74%) Ruby
13 38 (1.50%) VBA
14 33 (1.30%) Objective-C
15 29 (1.15%) VB6
15 29 (1.15%) PL/SQL
16 24 (0.95%) XPath
16 24 (0.95%) PowerShell
17 20 (0.79%) Perl
18 16 (0.63%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 319 (12.60%) Degree
2 64 (2.53%) Microsoft Certification
3 36 (1.42%) MCP
4 29 (1.15%) MCAD
4 29 (1.15%) MCSD
5 27 (1.07%) MCTS
6 15 (0.59%) ISTQB
6 15 (0.59%) Security Cleared
6 15 (0.59%) ISEB
7 9 (0.36%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 8 (0.32%) SC Cleared
9 7 (0.28%) DV Cleared
9 7 (0.28%) MCPD
10 3 (0.12%) PhD
11 1 (0.040%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 41 (1.62%) QA
2 34 (1.34%) ISO 9001
3 18 (0.71%) SLA
4 8 (0.32%) ISO 8583
5 7 (0.28%) WCAG
6 1 (0.040%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 30 (1.19%) Active Directory
2 11 (0.43%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (0.24%) Hyper-V
4 3 (0.12%) XenApp
4 3 (0.12%) XenServer
4 3 (0.12%) XenDesktop
5 1 (0.040%) VirtualBox
5 1 (0.040%) Docker
Systems Management
1 20 (0.79%) MOM
2 3 (0.12%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.040%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 741 (29.28%) Microsoft
2 86 (3.40%) Oracle
3 60 (2.37%) Telerik
4 46 (1.82%) Sitecore
5 42 (1.66%) Google
6 28 (1.11%) Dell
7 27 (1.07%) Infragistics
8 26 (1.03%) Red Gate
9 24 (0.95%) SAP
10 22 (0.87%) DevExpress
11 20 (0.79%) VMware
12 19 (0.75%) Xamarin
13 18 (0.71%) Twitter
14 17 (0.67%) Facebook
15 16 (0.63%) Sybase
16 15 (0.59%) Salesforce.com
17 13 (0.51%) Wonderware
18 12 (0.47%) Yahoo!
19 9 (0.36%) Sage
19 9 (0.36%) Zend
North East
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £35000 - £450000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 11 hours ago
Warwickshire
Robert Walters
Salary: £40000 - £52000 per annum
Posted: 13 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 15 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Recital Consulting
Salary: £30000 Per Annum + benefits
Posted: 16 hours ago
London
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £40000 - £70000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 19 hours ago
London
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 19 hours ago
London
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 19 hours ago
London
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Healthcare
Posted: 19 hours ago
Bournemouth, Dorset
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 19 hours ago
London
Fidelity Worldwide Investment
Salary: Great Salary and Benefits available
Posted: 2 days ago
Cheadle, Cheshire
Shortlist Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + pension, healthcare
Posted: 2 days ago
Devon
Edge Specialist Recruitment
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Derbyshire
Spring Technology
Salary: £22000.00 - £35000.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Plymouth, Devon
Edge Specialist Recruitment
Salary: £32000 - £36000 per annum + Holiday, Pension
Posted: 3 days ago
Towcester, Northamptonshire
Interact Consulting
Salary: 40-45k
Posted: 3 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Interact Consulting
Salary: 48-55k
Posted: 3 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Interact Consulting
Salary: 45-50k
Posted: 3 days ago
Crewe, Cheshire
Shortlist Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £36000 - £40000 per annum + Excellent competitive package
Posted: 3 days ago
Macclesfield, Cheshire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
West London
Blue Glue
Salary: From £55,000 to £65,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago