The first table below looks at the demand 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 25 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

Location
3 months to
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Language Integrated Query (LINQ)
Rank 232 230 224
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -6
Permanent jobs citing LINQ 1400 1319 1446
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 1.19% 1.21% 1.23%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 3.08% 3.06% 2.99%
Number of salaries quoted 1256 1212 1391
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
45513 43072 48363
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 38.84% 39.59% 41.01%
Number of salaries quoted 38686 37347 42809
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £28,000 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,500 £60,000
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 25 July 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 25 July 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 -1 1301 £42,500 +6.25% 161
London -12 424 £52,500 +11.70% 43
South East -12 336 £42,500 +6.25% 44
North West +22 218 £37,500 +4.16% 22
Manchester +4 137 £39,500 +9.72% 12
Surrey -21 83 £45,000 -5.26% 4
East Midlands +19 81 £35,000 -1.40% 6
East of England -9 81 £47,500 +11.76% 18
West Midlands +21 74 £37,500 -1.31% 8
Scotland +26 66 £40,000 -5.88% 3
Hampshire +2 61 £40,000 +1.26% 8
Cheshire +21 55 £35,000 - 5
Berkshire -22 52 £45,000 +12.50% 13
Glasgow +14 51 £40,000 -5.88% 1
Buckinghamshire +27 50 £42,500 +13.33% 4
Leicestershire +17 50 £37,000 -7.50% 1
South West -31 49 £37,500 +20.96% 9
City of London -46 41 £58,250 +19.48% 21
East Sussex +5 36 £47,500 -5.00% 8
Brighton +1 35 £45,000 -10.00% 6
Bedfordshire +9 32 £47,500 +5.55% 7
Wiltshire +2 32 £38,500 +6.94% 2
Swindon -1 30 £38,000 -20.00% 2
Bedford +10 29 £47,500 - 7
Milton Keynes +3 27 £42,500 +13.33% 3
Yorkshire -50 27 £37,500 +19.52% 10
West Sussex -5 25 £43,750 -2.77% 3
Southampton +20 24 £29,500 -9.23% 4
Birmingham +20 24 £35,000 -17.64% 3
Leicester +19 23 £39,000 +8.33%

LINQ
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 2839 (97.76%) .NET
2 2832 (97.52%) C#
3 2240 (77.13%) ASP.NET
4 2116 (72.87%) SQL Server
5 1839 (63.33%) MVC
6 1593 (54.86%) HTML
7 1563 (53.82%) JavaScript
8 1522 (52.41%) SQL
9 1453 (50.03%) WCF
10 1381 (47.56%) .NET Framework
11 1380 (47.52%) ASP.NET MVC
12 1376 (47.38%) CSS
13 1262 (43.46%) jQuery
14 1138 (39.19%) TDD
15 1047 (36.05%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
16 940 (32.37%) Scrum
17 857 (29.51%) Microsoft
18 784 (27.00%) Web Services
19 773 (26.62%) Ajax
20 770 (26.52%) WPF
21 682 (23.48%) XML
22 671 (23.11%) Agile Software Development
23 641 (22.07%) NHibernate
23 641 (22.07%) Visual Studio
24 637 (21.94%) T-SQL
25 608 (20.94%) NUnit
26 577 (19.87%) Finance
27 573 (19.73%) ASP.NET MVC 4
28 557 (19.18%) HTML5
29 541 (18.63%) SQL Server 2012

LINQ
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 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
1 280 (9.64%) SharePoint
2 276 (9.50%) IIS
3 160 (5.51%) CMS
4 65 (2.24%) Umbraco
5 61 (2.10%) NServiceBus
6 50 (1.72%) BizTalk Server
7 49 (1.69%) Sitecore CMS
8 45 (1.55%) WordPress
9 38 (1.31%) Apache
9 38 (1.31%) SharePoint 2013
10 35 (1.21%) SharePoint 2010
11 31 (1.07%) SharePoint Server
12 22 (0.76%) Kentico
13 17 (0.59%) Apache Solr
14 14 (0.48%) WebSphere
14 14 (0.48%) Node.js
15 13 (0.45%) Sitefinity
16 5 (0.17%) Orchard CMS
16 5 (0.17%) Exchange Server 2003
16 5 (0.17%) Tomcat
Applications
1 349 (12.02%) MS Excel
2 33 (1.14%) MS Office
3 29 (1.00%) Photoshop
4 8 (0.28%) Adobe Illustrator
5 6 (0.21%) Fireworks
6 5 (0.17%) InfoPath
7 3 (0.10%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.034%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 18 (0.62%) Sophis RISQUE
1 18 (0.62%) Dynamics CRM
2 16 (0.55%) Markit EDM
3 12 (0.41%) Google Analytics
4 11 (0.38%) Oracle ERP
5 5 (0.17%) Pivotal CRM
6 4 (0.14%) Magento
7 2 (0.069%) Line 500
8 1 (0.034%) SmartPlant
Cloud Services
1 145 (4.99%) Microsoft Azure
2 74 (2.55%) SaaS
3 50 (1.72%) Amazon AWS
4 10 (0.34%) Cloud Computing
5 9 (0.31%) Office 365
6 8 (0.28%) GitHub
7 2 (0.069%) Rackspace Cloud
8 1 (0.034%) Trello
8 1 (0.034%) Amazon EC2
8 1 (0.034%) Amazon S3
8 1 (0.034%) PaaS
8 1 (0.034%) Heroku
8 1 (0.034%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 155 (5.34%) Internet
2 42 (1.45%) Intranet
3 35 (1.21%) Broadband
4 20 (0.69%) SMS
5 18 (0.62%) UMTS
5 18 (0.62%) GSM
6 15 (0.52%) HTTP
7 14 (0.48%) Extranet
7 14 (0.48%) NFC
8 13 (0.45%) SMPP
9 10 (0.34%) TCP/IP
10 6 (0.21%) DNS
11 5 (0.17%) FTP
12 4 (0.14%) SMTP
13 3 (0.10%) SSL
13 3 (0.10%) LDAP
14 2 (0.069%) LTE
15 1 (0.034%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2116 (72.87%) SQL Server
2 541 (18.63%) SQL Server 2012
3 504 (17.36%) SQL Server 2008
4 240 (8.26%) SQL Server 2005
5 182 (6.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 146 (5.03%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 133 (4.58%) Relational Database
8 75 (2.58%) RavenDB
9 68 (2.34%) MySQL
10 67 (2.31%) Oracle Database
11 56 (1.93%) Crystal Reports
12 45 (1.55%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 43 (1.48%) NoSQL
14 41 (1.41%) SQL Server 2000
15 29 (1.00%) Azure SQL Database
16 25 (0.86%) Oracle Database 11g
16 25 (0.86%) SQLite
17 23 (0.79%) Data Warehouse
18 22 (0.76%) Microsoft Analysis Services
19 20 (0.69%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 641 (22.07%) Visual Studio
2 608 (20.94%) NUnit
3 432 (14.88%) Team Foundation Server
4 419 (14.43%) Subversion
5 395 (13.60%) Rhino Mocks
6 302 (10.40%) Moq
7 174 (5.99%) Git (software)
8 120 (4.13%) TeamCity
9 115 (3.96%) SpecFlow
10 101 (3.48%) ReSharper
11 88 (3.03%) MSTest
12 68 (2.34%) Selenium
13 55 (1.89%) MSBuild
14 47 (1.62%) PhoneGap
15 42 (1.45%) Jenkins
16 41 (1.41%) Cucumber
17 37 (1.27%) Jasmine
18 36 (1.24%) Visual Studio Team System
19 32 (1.10%) NCrunch
20 31 (1.07%) CruiseControl
General
1 577 (19.87%) Finance
2 160 (5.51%) Banking
3 142 (4.89%) Games
4 114 (3.93%) Telecoms
5 80 (2.75%) Marketing
6 59 (2.03%) Retail
7 56 (1.93%) Front Office
8 55 (1.89%) Law
9 47 (1.62%) Investment Banking
10 41 (1.41%) Legal
11 33 (1.14%) Automotive
12 32 (1.10%) Back Office
13 24 (0.83%) Advertising
13 24 (0.83%) Music Industry
14 23 (0.79%) Publishing
15 18 (0.62%) Manufacturing
16 16 (0.55%) Electronics
17 9 (0.31%) Financial Institution
17 9 (0.31%) Billing
18 7 (0.24%) German Language
Job Titles
1 2588 (89.12%) Developer
2 1488 (51.24%) .NET Developer
3 1176 (40.50%) C# Developer
4 819 (28.20%) C# .NET Developer
5 581 (20.01%) Senior Developer
6 409 (14.08%) ASP.NET Developer
7 398 (13.71%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 358 (12.33%) Web Developer
9 343 (11.81%) Software Developer
10 340 (11.71%) Senior .NET Developer
11 225 (7.75%) Senior C# Developer
12 162 (5.58%) Software Engineer
13 161 (5.54%) .NET Web Developer
14 117 (4.03%) Junior
15 114 (3.93%) Junior Developer
16 112 (3.86%) C# Software Developer
17 110 (3.79%) Programmer
18 108 (3.72%) Agile .NET Developer
19 101 (3.48%) .NET Software Developer
20 98 (3.37%) C# Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2839 (97.76%) .NET
2 2240 (77.13%) ASP.NET
3 1593 (54.86%) HTML
4 1453 (50.03%) WCF
5 1381 (47.56%) .NET Framework
6 1380 (47.52%) ASP.NET MVC
7 1376 (47.38%) CSS
8 1262 (43.46%) jQuery
9 1047 (36.05%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
10 784 (27.00%) Web Services
11 773 (26.62%) Ajax
12 770 (26.52%) WPF
13 682 (23.48%) XML
14 641 (22.07%) NHibernate
15 573 (19.73%) ASP.NET MVC 4
16 557 (19.18%) HTML5
17 397 (13.67%) Razor View Engine
18 329 (11.33%) WinForms
19 324 (11.16%) Silverlight
20 290 (9.99%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 223 (7.68%) Computer Science
2 115 (3.96%) N-Tier
3 108 (3.72%) Mobile App
4 98 (3.37%) Social Network
5 92 (3.17%) Client/Server
6 55 (1.89%) Inversion of Control
7 54 (1.86%) Mathematics
8 34 (1.17%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 34 (1.17%) Hedge funds
9 29 (1.00%) DTV
10 26 (0.90%) W3C
10 26 (0.90%) Equities
11 25 (0.86%) Open Source
12 24 (0.83%) Physics
12 24 (0.83%) FMCG
12 24 (0.83%) Blackberry
13 23 (0.79%) Social Media
14 22 (0.76%) Enterprise Software
15 21 (0.72%) PDA
16 18 (0.62%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 464 (15.98%) Windows
2 158 (5.44%) Android
3 113 (3.89%) Apple iOS
4 60 (2.07%) Windows Phone
5 23 (0.79%) Windows Server 2008
6 20 (0.69%) UNIX
7 17 (0.59%) Linux
8 16 (0.55%) Windows 8
9 15 (0.52%) Windows Phone 8
10 11 (0.38%) Windows Server 2012
11 9 (0.31%) Windows Server 2003
12 7 (0.24%) Windows Mobile
13 1 (0.034%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 1839 (63.33%) MVC
2 1138 (39.19%) TDD
3 940 (32.37%) Scrum
4 671 (23.11%) Agile Software Development
5 530 (18.25%) OO
6 455 (15.67%) Unit Testing
7 401 (13.81%) Web Application Development
8 347 (11.95%) Continuous Integration
9 346 (11.91%) BDD
10 330 (11.36%) Web Development
11 318 (10.95%) Software Engineering
12 246 (8.47%) E-Commerce
13 235 (8.09%) Kanban
14 219 (7.54%) OOP
15 207 (7.13%) Multithreading
16 181 (6.23%) MVVM
17 178 (6.13%) Domain-Driven Design
18 176 (6.06%) OOD
19 175 (6.03%) SOA
20 128 (4.41%) Dependency Injection
Programming Languages
1 2832 (97.52%) C#
2 1563 (53.82%) JavaScript
3 1522 (52.41%) SQL
4 637 (21.94%) T-SQL
5 476 (16.39%) VB.NET
6 184 (6.34%) VB
7 111 (3.82%) Java
8 76 (2.62%) C++
9 72 (2.48%) PowerShell
10 70 (2.41%) VBA
11 64 (2.20%) XAML
12 60 (2.07%) VBScript
13 42 (1.45%) PL/SQL
14 38 (1.31%) VB6
15 33 (1.14%) TypeScript
16 31 (1.07%) XPath
17 29 (1.00%) Ruby
18 27 (0.93%) PHP
19 23 (0.79%) Lua
19 23 (0.79%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 402 (13.84%) Degree
2 232 (7.99%) Microsoft Certification
3 205 (7.06%) MCP
4 198 (6.82%) MCSD
5 192 (6.61%) MCTS
6 187 (6.44%) MCAD
7 18 (0.62%) ISEB
7 18 (0.62%) ISTQB
8 16 (0.55%) MBA
9 10 (0.34%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 4 (0.14%) PhD
11 3 (0.10%) MCDBA
11 3 (0.10%) MCITP
12 2 (0.069%) ISEB Practitioner
12 2 (0.069%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
13 1 (0.034%) PMI Certification
13 1 (0.034%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 61 (2.10%) ISO 9001
2 54 (1.86%) QA
3 17 (0.59%) WCAG
4 11 (0.38%) ISO 8583
5 9 (0.31%) SLA
6 4 (0.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 4 (0.14%) Basel II
6 4 (0.14%) Basel III
6 4 (0.14%) CRD IV
6 4 (0.14%) COREP
7 2 (0.069%) Solvency II
7 2 (0.069%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 28 (0.96%) Active Directory
2 12 (0.41%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (0.14%) Hyper-V
3 4 (0.14%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 12 (0.41%) MOM
2 2 (0.069%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.034%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (0.034%) Puppet
Vendors
1 857 (29.51%) Microsoft
2 174 (5.99%) Oracle
3 70 (2.41%) Sitecore
4 54 (1.86%) Google
5 33 (1.14%) Telerik
6 31 (1.07%) Xamarin
7 30 (1.03%) Red Gate
8 26 (0.90%) EPiServer
9 21 (0.72%) Dell
10 20 (0.69%) Twitter
11 19 (0.65%) SAP
12 17 (0.59%) Adobe
13 16 (0.55%) Sybase
13 16 (0.55%) Ektron
14 12 (0.41%) VMware
15 9 (0.31%) DevExpress
16 8 (0.28%) Wonderware
16 8 (0.28%) Rackspace
16 8 (0.28%) CyberSource
17 7 (0.24%) Informatica
Brighton, East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £45000 Per Annum
Posted: 7 hours ago
Guildford, Surrey
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £30000 Per Annum
Posted: 7 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 7 hours ago
Northampton, Northamptonshire
Integrity IT Solutions
Salary: From £30,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: 7 hours ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Integrity IT Solutions
Salary: From £30,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: 7 hours ago
Leicestershire
Oho Group Ltd.
Salary: £0 to £45000 per annum
Posted: 8 hours ago
Chesterfield, Derbyshire
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £28000 - £42000 per annum
Posted: 8 hours ago
Berkshire
G2 Recruitment Solutions Ltd.
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 8 hours ago
Middlesex
G2 Recruitment Solutions Ltd.
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 8 hours ago
South West London
Client Server
Salary: £35k to £45k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 9 hours ago
South West
Sanderson
Salary: £30000 - £38000 per annum + flexible working
Posted: 9 hours ago
Brighton, East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £50000 Per Annum
Posted: 10 hours ago
Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire
Interaction Recruitment PLC
Salary: Negotiable for the right qualified candidate
Posted: 10 hours ago
Bedford, Bedfordshire
Interact Consulting
Salary: 35-40k
Posted: 12 hours ago
Northampton, Northamptonshire
Interact Consulting
Salary: 40-45k
Posted: 12 hours ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
ETS Technical Selection Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £42000 per annum
Posted: 14 hours ago
Havant, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £40000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 14 hours ago
City, London
Client Server
Salary: £50k to £55k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 16 hours ago
Portsmouth, Hampshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £0 to £55000 per annum
Posted: 16 hours ago
Chesterfield, Derbyshire
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Salary: £28000 - £42000 per annum
Posted: 17 hours ago