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 3 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Language Integrated Query (LINQ)
Rank 278 243 234
Rank change year-on-year
-35 -9
Permanent jobs citing LINQ 1164 1450 1359
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 1.05% 1.23% 1.25%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 2.79% 3.14% 3.11%
Number of salaries quoted 1037 1322 1269
Average salary £41,500 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.35% +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £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
41730 46198 43669
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 37.71% 39.12% 40.21%
Number of salaries quoted 35708 39502 38013
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £65,000
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 3 July 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 3 July 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
(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 -25 1142 £41,500 -2.35% 128
London -10 424 £50,000 -7.40% 44
South East -52 224 £42,500 - 25
North West -44 125 £40,000 +6.66% 23
East of England +20 96 £40,000 -13.51% 7
Yorkshire +58 92 £40,750 +1.87% 7
Manchester -27 89 £42,500 +13.33% 15
South West +29 72 £37,500 - 11
City of London +46 67 £57,500 -2.54% 8
West Yorkshire +40 57 £37,500 -11.76% 4
Hampshire -31 54 £40,000 +14.28% 3
East Midlands -35 50 £30,000 -14.28% 6
West Midlands -35 49 £35,000 -6.66% 3
Berkshire -12 46 £50,000 +11.11% 8
Leeds +37 41 £50,000 +25.00% 4
Buckinghamshire -15 39 £49,000 +15.29% 4
Surrey -40 39 £52,500 +16.66% 3
North Yorkshire +21 33 £41,500 +13.69% 1
York +19 33 £41,500 +26.71% 1
Cheshire -9 30 £40,000 +3.89% 7
Dorset +35 28 £36,250 -3.33% 4
Bedfordshire +6 26 £47,500 - 1
Hertfordshire +21 25 £40,000 -4.19% 5
East Sussex +19 25 £42,500 -5.55% 1
Brighton +22 24 £42,500 -5.55% 1
Essex +12 23 £40,000 -27.27%
Nottinghamshire +6 22 £30,000 -11.76% 2
Gloucestershire - 21 £40,000 - 1
Twickenham - 20 £50,000 - 1
Bedford 0 19 £47,500 - 1

LINQ
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 2259 (97.67%) C#
2 2247 (97.15%) .NET
3 1831 (79.16%) ASP.NET
4 1738 (75.14%) SQL Server
5 1559 (67.40%) MVC
6 1308 (56.55%) Agile Software Development
7 1290 (55.77%) JavaScript
8 1253 (54.17%) HTML
9 1238 (53.52%) SQL
10 1195 (51.66%) ASP.NET MVC
11 1143 (49.42%) CSS
12 1142 (49.37%) .NET Framework
13 1029 (44.49%) jQuery
14 976 (42.20%) WCF
15 947 (40.94%) TDD
16 837 (36.19%) Entity Framework
17 782 (33.81%) Microsoft
18 762 (32.94%) Scrum
19 724 (31.30%) Ajax
20 630 (27.24%) XML
21 624 (26.98%) NUnit
22 616 (26.63%) WPF
23 596 (25.77%) T-SQL
24 546 (23.61%) Web Services
25 530 (22.91%) HTML5
26 523 (22.61%) Visual Studio
27 510 (22.05%) NHibernate
28 502 (21.70%) OO
29 479 (20.71%) Windows
30 448 (19.37%) SQL Server 2008

LINQ
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 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
1 200 (8.65%) IIS
2 123 (5.32%) SharePoint
3 114 (4.93%) CMS
4 48 (2.08%) BizTalk Server
5 45 (1.95%) Umbraco
6 34 (1.47%) Sitecore CMS
7 28 (1.21%) NServiceBus
7 28 (1.21%) SharePoint 2013
8 26 (1.12%) Node.js
9 16 (0.69%) Apache Solr
9 16 (0.69%) DNN
10 12 (0.52%) Apache
11 10 (0.43%) SharePoint 2010
11 10 (0.43%) Kentico
12 8 (0.35%) Orchard CMS
13 7 (0.30%) WordPress
13 7 (0.30%) Sitefinity
14 5 (0.22%) ColdFusion
15 4 (0.17%) JBoss
16 2 (0.086%) Drupal
Applications
1 252 (10.89%) MS Excel
2 41 (1.77%) Photoshop
3 23 (0.99%) MS Office
4 16 (0.69%) InfoPath
5 14 (0.61%) Fireworks
6 5 (0.22%) MS PowerPoint
6 5 (0.22%) MS Visio
7 2 (0.086%) AutoCAD
8 1 (0.043%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 38 (1.64%) Dynamics CRM
2 16 (0.69%) Changepoint
3 4 (0.17%) Sophis RISQUE
4 3 (0.13%) Magento
4 3 (0.13%) Dynamics NAV
5 2 (0.086%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 1 (0.043%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 230 (9.94%) Microsoft Azure
2 90 (3.89%) Amazon AWS
3 18 (0.78%) SaaS
4 11 (0.48%) GitHub
5 6 (0.26%) Amazon EC2
6 5 (0.22%) Amazon S3
6 5 (0.22%) Google Analytics
6 5 (0.22%) Amazon SQS
6 5 (0.22%) Office 365
7 3 (0.13%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 91 (3.93%) Internet
2 55 (2.38%) Broadband
3 27 (1.17%) TCP/IP
4 20 (0.86%) Network Security
5 18 (0.78%) HTTP
6 15 (0.65%) CTI
7 14 (0.61%) Intranet
8 11 (0.48%) SMTP
9 10 (0.43%) Firewall
10 5 (0.22%) AMQP
11 4 (0.17%) Asterisk PBX
11 4 (0.17%) DNS
11 4 (0.17%) GSM
11 4 (0.17%) UMTS
12 3 (0.13%) ATM
12 3 (0.13%) WAN
12 3 (0.13%) LAN
12 3 (0.13%) SMS
13 2 (0.086%) HTTPS
13 2 (0.086%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1738 (75.14%) SQL Server
2 448 (19.37%) SQL Server 2008
3 193 (8.34%) SQL Server 2012
4 188 (8.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 174 (7.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 146 (6.31%) SQL Server 2005
7 91 (3.93%) MySQL
8 78 (3.37%) Relational Database
9 57 (2.46%) MongoDB
10 56 (2.42%) SQL Server 2000
11 50 (2.16%) NoSQL
12 35 (1.51%) RDBMS
13 34 (1.47%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 31 (1.34%) Oracle Database
15 29 (1.25%) SQLite
16 28 (1.21%) Big Data
17 26 (1.12%) RavenDB
18 22 (0.95%) Data Warehouse
19 20 (0.86%) DTS
20 18 (0.78%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 624 (26.98%) NUnit
2 523 (22.61%) Visual Studio
3 426 (18.42%) Team Foundation Server
4 366 (15.82%) Subversion
5 344 (14.87%) Rhino Mocks
6 250 (10.81%) Git (software)
7 249 (10.77%) Moq
8 164 (7.09%) TeamCity
9 107 (4.63%) ReSharper
10 67 (2.90%) MSTest
11 57 (2.46%) MSBuild
12 56 (2.42%) Selenium
13 50 (2.16%) Octopus Deploy
14 44 (1.90%) SpecFlow
15 42 (1.82%) JIRA
16 32 (1.38%) Cucumber
17 30 (1.30%) Fiddler
18 29 (1.25%) CruiseControl
18 29 (1.25%) PostSharp
18 29 (1.25%) Robot Framework
General
1 402 (17.38%) Finance
2 119 (5.14%) Games
3 110 (4.76%) Retail
4 94 (4.06%) Telecoms
5 78 (3.37%) Banking
6 72 (3.11%) Marketing
7 35 (1.51%) Advertising
8 34 (1.47%) Publishing
9 33 (1.43%) Front Office
10 25 (1.08%) Music Industry
11 24 (1.04%) Back Office
12 19 (0.82%) Local Government
13 17 (0.73%) Pharmaceutical
14 13 (0.56%) Investment Banking
15 10 (0.43%) Electronics
16 9 (0.39%) Manufacturing
17 7 (0.30%) Financial Institution
17 7 (0.30%) Automotive
18 6 (0.26%) Multimedia
19 5 (0.22%) Legal
Job Titles
1 2084 (90.10%) Developer
2 1297 (56.07%) .NET Developer
3 866 (37.44%) C# Developer
4 654 (28.27%) C# .NET Developer
5 414 (17.90%) C# ASP.NET Developer
6 413 (17.86%) Senior Developer
7 402 (17.38%) ASP.NET Developer
8 295 (12.75%) Software Developer
9 269 (11.63%) Web Developer
10 266 (11.50%) Senior .NET Developer
11 143 (6.18%) Junior
12 134 (5.79%) Junior Developer
13 132 (5.71%) .NET Web Developer
14 123 (5.32%) Senior C# Developer
15 122 (5.27%) Software Engineer
16 104 (4.50%) Junior .NET Developer
17 86 (3.72%) C# Web Developer
18 81 (3.50%) Graduate
19 78 (3.37%) Agile C# Developer
20 77 (3.33%) Agile .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2247 (97.15%) .NET
2 1831 (79.16%) ASP.NET
3 1253 (54.17%) HTML
4 1195 (51.66%) ASP.NET MVC
5 1143 (49.42%) CSS
6 1142 (49.37%) .NET Framework
7 1029 (44.49%) jQuery
8 976 (42.20%) WCF
9 837 (36.19%) Entity Framework
10 724 (31.30%) Ajax
11 630 (27.24%) XML
12 616 (26.63%) WPF
13 546 (23.61%) Web Services
14 530 (22.91%) HTML5
15 510 (22.05%) NHibernate
16 300 (12.97%) AngularJS
17 294 (12.71%) ASP.NET Web API
18 271 (11.72%) CSS3
19 248 (10.72%) SOAP
20 233 (10.07%) Silverlight
Miscellaneous
1 180 (7.78%) Computer Science
2 109 (4.71%) Analytical Skills
3 82 (3.55%) Enterprise Software
4 77 (3.33%) Social Network
5 64 (2.77%) User Experience
6 61 (2.64%) Inversion of Control
7 59 (2.55%) Client/Server
8 45 (1.95%) Mobile App
9 34 (1.47%) N-Tier
10 29 (1.25%) Photography
11 26 (1.12%) DTV
11 26 (1.12%) Social Media
12 25 (1.08%) Web 2.0
13 21 (0.91%) Mathematics
14 19 (0.82%) Management Information System
15 16 (0.69%) NHS
16 15 (0.65%) W3C
16 15 (0.65%) Informatics
16 15 (0.65%) Hedge funds
16 15 (0.65%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 479 (20.71%) Windows
2 67 (2.90%) Android
3 40 (1.73%) Apple iOS
4 28 (1.21%) Windows Server 2008
5 18 (0.78%) Windows Server 2012
5 18 (0.78%) Windows Phone
6 13 (0.56%) Windows Server 2003
7 12 (0.52%) Windows 8
7 12 (0.52%) Windows 7
8 10 (0.43%) Windows Mobile
9 9 (0.39%) Windows Phone 7
9 9 (0.39%) Windows Phone 8
10 5 (0.22%) Linux
11 3 (0.13%) CoreOS
12 2 (0.086%) CentOS
13 1 (0.043%) Windows CE
13 1 (0.043%) Solaris
13 1 (0.043%) UNIX
13 1 (0.043%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 1559 (67.40%) MVC
2 1308 (56.55%) Agile Software Development
3 947 (40.94%) TDD
4 762 (32.94%) Scrum
5 502 (21.70%) OO
6 334 (14.44%) Continuous Integration
7 331 (14.31%) Web Application Development
8 314 (13.58%) Unit Testing
9 262 (11.33%) BDD
10 235 (10.16%) SDLC
11 230 (9.94%) Software Engineering
12 210 (9.08%) Web Development
13 203 (8.78%) Kanban
14 194 (8.39%) OOP
15 162 (7.00%) OOD
15 162 (7.00%) E-Commerce
16 153 (6.61%) Dependency Injection
17 146 (6.31%) MVVM
18 138 (5.97%) Mentoring
19 128 (5.53%) Multithreading
Programming Languages
1 2259 (97.67%) C#
2 1290 (55.77%) JavaScript
3 1238 (53.52%) SQL
4 596 (25.77%) T-SQL
5 363 (15.69%) VB.NET
6 156 (6.74%) VB
7 126 (5.45%) C++
8 108 (4.67%) Java
9 73 (3.16%) PHP
10 63 (2.72%) PowerShell
11 49 (2.12%) Ruby
12 48 (2.08%) VB6
13 45 (1.95%) Python
14 43 (1.86%) VBA
15 42 (1.82%) PL/SQL
16 32 (1.38%) C
17 31 (1.34%) XAML
18 24 (1.04%) Lua
19 17 (0.73%) VBScript
20 16 (0.69%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 380 (16.43%) Degree
2 113 (4.89%) Microsoft Certification
3 64 (2.77%) MCSD
4 44 (1.90%) MCP
5 36 (1.56%) MCAD
6 33 (1.43%) MCTS
7 18 (0.78%) Security Cleared
8 14 (0.61%) HND
9 11 (0.48%) SC Cleared
10 10 (0.43%) ISEB
11 7 (0.30%) ISTQB
12 4 (0.17%) DV Cleared
12 4 (0.17%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 1 (0.043%) MCPD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 37 (1.60%) QA
2 29 (1.25%) SLA
3 22 (0.95%) ISO 9001
4 15 (0.65%) SNOMED CT
5 9 (0.39%) Dodd-Frank
6 3 (0.13%) EMIR
7 2 (0.086%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 2 (0.086%) HL7
8 1 (0.043%) PCI DSS
8 1 (0.043%) CRD IV
System Software
1 20 (0.86%) Active Directory
2 5 (0.22%) Docker
3 4 (0.17%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.043%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 9 (0.39%) MOM
2 2 (0.086%) Puppet
2 2 (0.086%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (0.086%) HAProxy
Vendors
1 782 (33.81%) Microsoft
2 145 (6.27%) Oracle
3 38 (1.64%) Sitecore
4 28 (1.21%) Telerik
5 23 (0.99%) Yahoo!
6 22 (0.95%) Sybase
6 22 (0.95%) Dell
7 19 (0.82%) Google
7 19 (0.82%) Twitter
8 16 (0.69%) VMware
8 16 (0.69%) Salesforce.com
9 14 (0.61%) TIBCO
10 13 (0.56%) PayPal
11 11 (0.48%) Informatica
12 10 (0.43%) DevExpress
13 9 (0.39%) Zend
13 9 (0.39%) EPiServer
13 9 (0.39%) Red Gate
14 8 (0.35%) Xamarin
15 7 (0.30%) Adobe
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Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 4 hours ago
London
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Salary: £50000 - £75000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Salary: £60000 - £75000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
West London
Total Recruitment Specialists Limited / TRG / Total recruitment group
Salary: £60000 Per Annum Plus Excellent Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Salary: £100000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £18000 - £23000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
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IT People First
Salary: From £45,000 to £55,000 per annum Negotiable + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Central London / West End
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £45k-£65k
Posted: 2 days ago
South East
Networking People
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum + full corporate benefits package
Posted: 2 days ago
London
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Salary: From £35,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Northampton, Northamptonshire
Interact Consulting
Salary: 40-45k
Posted: 2 days ago
Frodsham, Cheshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Marlow, Buckinghamshire
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £40,000 to £55,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
West Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £45000 Per Annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Rochester, Kent
1st Choice Computer Appointments Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £38,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: Up to £55,000 per annum plus benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Broxbourne, Hertfordshire
Ashdown IT
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £55000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Client Server
Salary: £35k to £42k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Nottinghamshire
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Posted: 2 days ago