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 31 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Language Integrated Query (LINQ)
Rank 290 254 236
Rank change year-on-year
-36 -18
Permanent jobs citing LINQ 1088 1336 1304
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.98% 1.16% 1.23%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 2.64% 3.04% 3.08%
Number of salaries quoted 973 1186 1205
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 £59,600 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,250
% change year-on-year
- +4.57%

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
41241 43977 42328
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 37.25% 38.28% 39.85%
Number of salaries quoted 35251 36969 36596
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% +2.40%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £62,500 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £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 31 August 2015 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 31 August 2015. 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
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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 -27 1060 £42,500 +6.25% 119
London +25 390 £50,000 - 42
South East -104 164 £42,500 - 19
North West -49 138 £40,000 +6.66% 22
East of England +20 105 £45,000 -5.26% 16
Manchester -16 103 £42,500 +6.25% 12
Yorkshire +61 80 £40,000 +23.07% 6
East Midlands +5 71 £30,000 -14.28% 4
City of London +53 69 £57,500 +5.99% 6
South West -14 54 £38,500 +2.66% 8
West Yorkshire +44 49 £50,000 +53.84% 2
Hertfordshire +40 48 £45,000 +50.00% 13
Leeds +45 42 £50,000 +53.84% 2
Nottinghamshire +19 36 £30,000 -11.76% 1
West Midlands -49 34 £37,500 - 2
Berkshire -20 30 £50,000 +17.64% 2
Cheshire -46 30 £38,000 +8.57% 5
Hampshire -13 28 £35,500 -11.25% 4
Surrey -59 26 £57,500 +32.94% 4
North East +14 22 £30,000 -5.51%
Tyne and Wear +13 22 £30,000 -5.51%
Dorset - 21 £37,500 - 3
Bedfordshire +3 20 £47,500 -1.04% 1
Buckinghamshire -33 19 £49,000 +12.64% 2
Cambridgeshire +4 18 £45,000 -10.00% 1
East Sussex -16 18 £42,500 -10.52% 1
Essex -18 18 £40,000 -15.78%
Northamptonshire +18 17 £37,500 -6.25% 1
Cambridge +11 17 £45,000 -10.00% 1
Bournemouth - 17 £35,000 - 2

LINQ
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, 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 2128 (97.21%) C#
2 2126 (97.12%) .NET
3 1683 (76.88%) ASP.NET
4 1614 (73.73%) SQL Server
5 1437 (65.65%) MVC
6 1246 (56.92%) Agile Software Development
7 1235 (56.42%) JavaScript
8 1212 (55.37%) HTML
9 1154 (52.72%) SQL
10 1092 (49.89%) CSS
11 1075 (49.11%) .NET Framework
11 1075 (49.11%) ASP.NET MVC
12 929 (42.44%) jQuery
13 921 (42.07%) WCF
14 913 (41.71%) TDD
15 823 (37.60%) Entity Framework
16 746 (34.08%) Scrum
17 709 (32.39%) Ajax
18 688 (31.43%) Microsoft
19 642 (29.33%) WPF
20 580 (26.50%) NUnit
21 564 (25.77%) Web Services
22 561 (25.63%) T-SQL
23 560 (25.58%) XML
24 527 (24.07%) HTML5
25 508 (23.21%) OO
26 493 (22.52%) Visual Studio
27 478 (21.84%) NHibernate
28 409 (18.68%) Windows
29 405 (18.50%) Finance

LINQ
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, 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
1 153 (6.99%) CMS
2 149 (6.81%) SharePoint
3 146 (6.67%) IIS
4 71 (3.24%) Umbraco
5 55 (2.51%) Sitecore CMS
6 42 (1.92%) BizTalk Server
7 40 (1.83%) DNN
8 37 (1.69%) Kentico
9 28 (1.28%) SharePoint 2013
10 21 (0.96%) NServiceBus
11 20 (0.91%) Node.js
12 10 (0.46%) Orchard CMS
12 10 (0.46%) Apache
12 10 (0.46%) SharePoint 2010
13 9 (0.41%) Apache Solr
14 5 (0.23%) Confluence
14 5 (0.23%) Sitefinity
15 3 (0.14%) WordPress
15 3 (0.14%) Drupal
15 3 (0.14%) JBoss
Applications
1 227 (10.37%) MS Excel
2 43 (1.96%) Photoshop
3 19 (0.87%) Fireworks
4 16 (0.73%) InfoPath
4 16 (0.73%) MS Office
5 6 (0.27%) MS PowerPoint
6 3 (0.14%) MS Visio
7 1 (0.046%) SPSS
7 1 (0.046%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 54 (2.47%) Dynamics CRM
2 11 (0.50%) Changepoint
3 4 (0.18%) Sophis RISQUE
4 3 (0.14%) Dynamics AX
4 3 (0.14%) Magento
4 3 (0.14%) Dynamics NAV
5 2 (0.091%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 219 (10.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 78 (3.56%) Amazon AWS
3 38 (1.74%) SaaS
4 5 (0.23%) Google Analytics
4 5 (0.23%) Office 365
4 5 (0.23%) GitHub
5 3 (0.14%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (0.091%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (0.046%) Amazon S3
7 1 (0.046%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 72 (3.29%) Internet
2 45 (2.06%) Broadband
3 27 (1.23%) TCP/IP
4 20 (0.91%) HTTP
4 20 (0.91%) Firewall
4 20 (0.91%) Network Security
5 18 (0.82%) SMTP
6 17 (0.78%) CTI
7 13 (0.59%) Intranet
8 4 (0.18%) GSM
8 4 (0.18%) UMTS
8 4 (0.18%) Asterisk PBX
9 3 (0.14%) SMS
10 2 (0.091%) FTP
10 2 (0.091%) DNS
10 2 (0.091%) HTTPS
10 2 (0.091%) SSL
10 2 (0.091%) Wireshark
11 1 (0.046%) Extranet
11 1 (0.046%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1614 (73.73%) SQL Server
2 366 (16.72%) SQL Server 2008
3 194 (8.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 170 (7.77%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 148 (6.76%) SQL Server 2012
6 107 (4.89%) MySQL
7 98 (4.48%) SQL Server 2005
8 85 (3.88%) Relational Database
9 40 (1.83%) SQL Server 2000
10 39 (1.78%) MongoDB
11 35 (1.60%) NoSQL
12 30 (1.37%) SQLite
12 30 (1.37%) RDBMS
13 25 (1.14%) DTS
14 24 (1.10%) Data Warehouse
15 23 (1.05%) Big Data
16 21 (0.96%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 21 (0.96%) Oracle Database
17 20 (0.91%) PostgreSQL
18 19 (0.87%) RavenDB
Development Applications
1 580 (26.50%) NUnit
2 493 (22.52%) Visual Studio
3 393 (17.95%) Team Foundation Server
4 334 (15.26%) Subversion
5 323 (14.76%) Rhino Mocks
6 262 (11.97%) Git (software)
7 223 (10.19%) Moq
8 147 (6.72%) TeamCity
9 81 (3.70%) ReSharper
10 70 (3.20%) MSTest
11 65 (2.97%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
12 62 (2.83%) MSBuild
13 58 (2.65%) Octopus Deploy
14 56 (2.56%) Selenium
15 45 (2.06%) JIRA
16 38 (1.74%) Jenkins
17 36 (1.64%) SpecFlow
18 29 (1.32%) StyleCop
19 28 (1.28%) Cucumber
20 25 (1.14%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 405 (18.50%) Finance
2 136 (6.21%) Retail
3 112 (5.12%) Telecoms
4 106 (4.84%) Games
5 90 (4.11%) Banking
6 80 (3.65%) Marketing
7 53 (2.42%) Advertising
8 39 (1.78%) Back Office
9 36 (1.64%) Front Office
10 34 (1.55%) Publishing
11 26 (1.19%) Music Industry
12 18 (0.82%) Local Government
13 17 (0.78%) Pharmaceutical
14 14 (0.64%) Investment Banking
15 12 (0.55%) Financial Institution
16 10 (0.46%) Electronics
16 10 (0.46%) Manufacturing
17 9 (0.41%) Automotive
18 7 (0.32%) Legal
19 6 (0.27%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 1951 (89.13%) Developer
2 1242 (56.74%) .NET Developer
3 888 (40.57%) C# Developer
4 677 (30.93%) C# .NET Developer
5 433 (19.78%) ASP.NET Developer
6 420 (19.19%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 360 (16.45%) Senior Developer
8 274 (12.52%) Software Developer
9 272 (12.43%) Web Developer
10 244 (11.15%) Senior .NET Developer
11 145 (6.62%) Junior
12 141 (6.44%) .NET Web Developer
13 139 (6.35%) Junior Developer
14 131 (5.98%) Software Engineer
15 129 (5.89%) Senior C# Developer
16 101 (4.61%) C# Software Developer
17 99 (4.52%) Junior .NET Developer
17 99 (4.52%) C# Web Developer
18 87 (3.97%) .NET Software Developer
19 75 (3.43%) Graduate
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2126 (97.12%) .NET
2 1683 (76.88%) ASP.NET
3 1212 (55.37%) HTML
4 1092 (49.89%) CSS
5 1075 (49.11%) .NET Framework
5 1075 (49.11%) ASP.NET MVC
6 929 (42.44%) jQuery
7 921 (42.07%) WCF
8 823 (37.60%) Entity Framework
9 709 (32.39%) Ajax
10 642 (29.33%) WPF
11 564 (25.77%) Web Services
12 560 (25.58%) XML
13 527 (24.07%) HTML5
14 478 (21.84%) NHibernate
15 277 (12.65%) ASP.NET Web API
16 270 (12.33%) AngularJS
17 269 (12.29%) SOAP
18 265 (12.11%) CSS3
19 234 (10.69%) Silverlight
Miscellaneous
1 190 (8.68%) Computer Science
2 104 (4.75%) Analytical Skills
3 80 (3.65%) Social Network
4 69 (3.15%) Client/Server
5 68 (3.11%) Inversion of Control
6 62 (2.83%) User Experience
7 58 (2.65%) Enterprise Software
8 33 (1.51%) N-Tier
9 31 (1.42%) Mobile App
10 29 (1.32%) Mathematics
10 29 (1.32%) Photography
11 28 (1.28%) DTV
12 23 (1.05%) Web 2.0
13 20 (0.91%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 19 (0.87%) Management Information System
14 19 (0.87%) Social Media
15 17 (0.78%) Hedge funds
15 17 (0.78%) Algorithms
16 16 (0.73%) NHS
17 15 (0.69%) Informatics
Operating Systems
1 409 (18.68%) Windows
2 33 (1.51%) Android
3 25 (1.14%) Windows Server 2008
4 21 (0.96%) Apple iOS
5 16 (0.73%) Windows Server 2012
6 12 (0.55%) Linux
7 9 (0.41%) Windows Server 2003
8 8 (0.37%) Windows Phone
8 8 (0.37%) Windows 8
8 8 (0.37%) Windows Mobile
9 7 (0.32%) Windows Phone 7
9 7 (0.32%) Windows Phone 8
10 6 (0.27%) Windows 7
11 5 (0.23%) Ubuntu
12 2 (0.091%) CentOS
12 2 (0.091%) Debian
13 1 (0.046%) Solaris
13 1 (0.046%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 1437 (65.65%) MVC
2 1246 (56.92%) Agile Software Development
3 913 (41.71%) TDD
4 746 (34.08%) Scrum
5 508 (23.21%) OO
6 323 (14.76%) Continuous Integration
7 308 (14.07%) Web Application Development
8 250 (11.42%) BDD
9 247 (11.28%) Software Engineering
10 237 (10.83%) SDLC
11 233 (10.64%) OOP
12 219 (10.00%) Unit Testing
13 187 (8.54%) Web Development
14 177 (8.09%) Kanban
15 167 (7.63%) Dependency Injection
16 166 (7.58%) E-Commerce
17 148 (6.76%) MVVM
18 143 (6.53%) Multithreading
19 139 (6.35%) OOD
20 112 (5.12%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 2128 (97.21%) C#
2 1235 (56.42%) JavaScript
3 1154 (52.72%) SQL
4 561 (25.63%) T-SQL
5 319 (14.57%) VB.NET
6 139 (6.35%) VB
7 128 (5.85%) Java
8 127 (5.80%) C++
9 87 (3.97%) PowerShell
10 81 (3.70%) PHP
11 48 (2.19%) VBA
12 42 (1.92%) VB6
13 37 (1.69%) PL/SQL
14 36 (1.64%) Python
15 31 (1.42%) Ruby
16 25 (1.14%) C
17 22 (1.01%) Lua
18 16 (0.73%) XAML
18 16 (0.73%) VBScript
19 15 (0.69%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 366 (16.72%) Degree
2 94 (4.29%) Microsoft Certification
3 50 (2.28%) MCSD
4 35 (1.60%) MCAD
5 30 (1.37%) MCP
6 28 (1.28%) MCTS
7 19 (0.87%) HND
7 19 (0.87%) Security Cleared
8 11 (0.50%) SC Cleared
9 6 (0.27%) DV Cleared
10 3 (0.14%) ISEB
11 1 (0.046%) MCPD
11 1 (0.046%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (1.28%) QA
2 22 (1.01%) ISO 9001
2 22 (1.01%) SLA
3 15 (0.69%) SNOMED CT
4 8 (0.37%) Dodd-Frank
5 3 (0.14%) HL7
5 3 (0.14%) PCI DSS
5 3 (0.14%) EMIR
6 2 (0.091%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 1 (0.046%) CRD IV
System Software
1 25 (1.14%) Active Directory
2 3 (0.14%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.091%) Docker
Systems Management
1 11 (0.50%) MOM
2 2 (0.091%) Puppet
2 2 (0.091%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (0.091%) HAProxy
Vendors
1 688 (31.43%) Microsoft
2 122 (5.57%) Oracle
3 58 (2.65%) Sitecore
4 35 (1.60%) Telerik
5 31 (1.42%) EPiServer
6 24 (1.10%) Sybase
7 17 (0.78%) Dell
8 15 (0.69%) Twitter
9 14 (0.64%) PayPal
9 14 (0.64%) Salesforce.com
10 13 (0.59%) Yahoo!
11 12 (0.55%) Google
12 10 (0.46%) Zend
12 10 (0.46%) Adobe
13 8 (0.37%) TIBCO
13 8 (0.37%) Informatica
13 8 (0.37%) VMware
14 6 (0.27%) Xamarin
14 6 (0.27%) Endeca
15 4 (0.18%) DevExpress
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