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 17 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Language Integrated Query (LINQ)
Rank 280 232 232
Rank change year-on-year
-48 0
Permanent jobs citing LINQ 1128 1504 1389
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 1.02% 1.25% 1.23%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 2.71% 3.10% 3.06%
Number of salaries quoted 1009 1362 1307
Average salary £42,196 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-0.71% +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £32,200 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £36,500
% change year-on-year
- +9.58%

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
41588 48588 45441
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 37.53% 40.23% 40.22%
Number of salaries quoted 35399 40815 39560
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 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £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 17 April 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 17 April 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 -47 1082 £42,500 - 142
London -82 364 £50,000 -4.76% 45
South East -62 231 £42,500 +3.65% 27
North West -14 133 £40,000 +11.11% 18
Manchester +3 107 £42,500 +21.42% 13
South West +41 88 £37,500 +2.04% 12
West Midlands -5 81 £40,000 +2.56% 11
Yorkshire +27 65 £40,000 +9.58% 8
Hampshire -13 55 £37,500 +7.14% 4
City of London -37 55 £50,000 -20.00% 10
East Midlands -23 54 £37,500 -6.25% 9
East of England -9 53 £44,500 -1.11% 7
West Yorkshire +24 49 £40,000 +9.58% 7
Surrey -24 47 £50,000 +11.11% 6
Buckinghamshire +11 44 £42,500 - 4
Dorset +14 40 £35,000 -30.00% 7
Berkshire -24 38 £55,000 +29.41% 5
Leeds +20 36 £45,000 +23.28% 4
Bournemouth +10 30 £40,000 -20.00% 6
Warwickshire -9 29 £45,000 +15.38% 4
East Sussex -13 28 £42,500 +3.03% 3
Winchester - 27 £37,500 - 2
Wiltshire +21 26 £40,000 +11.11% 3
Milton Keynes -3 26 £42,500 - 2
Scotland -11 26 £39,000 -22.00% 3
Swindon +19 24 £40,000 +18.51% 1
Brighton -12 23 £45,000 +2.85%
Cheshire +6 21 £40,000 +6.66% 4
Birmingham +1 21 £37,500 -11.76% 1
Glasgow -12 21 £39,000 -22.00%

LINQ
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 2226 (97.21%) C#
2 2218 (96.86%) .NET
3 1812 (79.13%) ASP.NET
4 1731 (75.59%) SQL Server
5 1568 (68.47%) MVC
6 1298 (56.68%) JavaScript
7 1276 (55.72%) Agile Software Development
8 1267 (55.33%) HTML
9 1246 (54.41%) SQL
10 1219 (53.23%) ASP.NET MVC
11 1184 (51.70%) CSS
12 1177 (51.40%) .NET Framework
13 1031 (45.02%) jQuery
14 977 (42.66%) WCF
15 921 (40.22%) TDD
16 862 (37.64%) Entity Framework
17 766 (33.45%) Microsoft
18 741 (32.36%) Scrum
19 703 (30.70%) Ajax
20 660 (28.82%) XML
21 634 (27.69%) WPF
22 560 (24.45%) NUnit
23 540 (23.58%) T-SQL
24 537 (23.45%) Visual Studio
25 521 (22.75%) Web Services
26 503 (21.97%) HTML5
27 502 (21.92%) SQL Server 2008
28 472 (20.61%) NHibernate
29 453 (19.78%) OO
30 428 (18.69%) Windows

LINQ
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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
1 248 (10.83%) IIS
2 147 (6.42%) SharePoint
3 87 (3.80%) CMS
4 59 (2.58%) BizTalk Server
5 41 (1.79%) Umbraco
6 37 (1.62%) SharePoint 2013
7 31 (1.35%) Node.js
8 26 (1.14%) NServiceBus
9 23 (1.00%) Sitecore CMS
10 20 (0.87%) Apache Solr
11 19 (0.83%) WordPress
12 16 (0.70%) SharePoint 2010
13 15 (0.66%) Apache
14 12 (0.52%) ColdFusion
15 9 (0.39%) SharePoint Server
16 8 (0.35%) DNN
17 7 (0.31%) Tomcat
18 6 (0.26%) JBoss
18 6 (0.26%) Sitefinity
19 3 (0.13%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 217 (9.48%) MS Excel
2 30 (1.31%) MS Office
3 21 (0.92%) Photoshop
4 10 (0.44%) AutoCAD
5 5 (0.22%) MS Visio
6 4 (0.17%) InfoPath
7 3 (0.13%) MS PowerPoint
7 3 (0.13%) Fireworks
8 1 (0.044%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 44 (1.92%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (0.35%) Changepoint
3 5 (0.22%) Line 500
4 3 (0.13%) Google Analytics
4 3 (0.13%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 2 (0.087%) Dynamics NAV
5 2 (0.087%) Sophis RISQUE
5 2 (0.087%) Magento
5 2 (0.087%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 145 (6.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 88 (3.84%) Amazon AWS
3 15 (0.66%) SaaS
4 13 (0.57%) GitHub
5 9 (0.39%) Amazon EC2
6 8 (0.35%) Amazon S3
6 8 (0.35%) Amazon SQS
7 5 (0.22%) Cloud Computing
8 4 (0.17%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 83 (3.62%) Internet
2 45 (1.97%) Broadband
3 28 (1.22%) TCP/IP
4 19 (0.83%) Intranet
5 15 (0.66%) Network Security
6 13 (0.57%) HTTP
7 11 (0.48%) CTI
7 11 (0.48%) AMQP
8 10 (0.44%) SMTP
9 8 (0.35%) WAN
9 8 (0.35%) LAN
9 8 (0.35%) Firewall
10 7 (0.31%) DNS
11 4 (0.17%) VPN
11 4 (0.17%) SMS
12 3 (0.13%) ATM
12 3 (0.13%) FTP
13 2 (0.087%) GSM
13 2 (0.087%) UMTS
13 2 (0.087%) IMAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1731 (75.59%) SQL Server
2 502 (21.92%) SQL Server 2008
3 261 (11.40%) SQL Server 2012
4 196 (8.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 153 (6.68%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 148 (6.46%) SQL Server 2005
7 81 (3.54%) MySQL
8 76 (3.32%) Relational Database
9 62 (2.71%) MongoDB
10 53 (2.31%) NoSQL
11 46 (2.01%) SQL Server 2000
12 40 (1.75%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 38 (1.66%) Oracle Database
14 31 (1.35%) Big Data
15 28 (1.22%) RDBMS
16 27 (1.18%) Data Warehouse
16 27 (1.18%) Azure SQL Database
17 22 (0.96%) RavenDB
18 18 (0.79%) CouchDB
19 16 (0.70%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 560 (24.45%) NUnit
2 537 (23.45%) Visual Studio
3 401 (17.51%) Team Foundation Server
4 359 (15.68%) Subversion
5 318 (13.89%) Rhino Mocks
6 234 (10.22%) Moq
7 176 (7.69%) Git (software)
8 116 (5.07%) TeamCity
9 112 (4.89%) ReSharper
10 54 (2.36%) Selenium
11 52 (2.27%) MSTest
12 48 (2.10%) MSBuild
13 44 (1.92%) SpecFlow
14 43 (1.88%) JIRA
15 35 (1.53%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
16 31 (1.35%) Cucumber
17 28 (1.22%) CruiseControl
18 23 (1.00%) Fiddler
18 23 (1.00%) Visual Studio Team System
19 21 (0.92%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 340 (14.85%) Finance
2 118 (5.15%) Games
3 90 (3.93%) Telecoms
4 83 (3.62%) Marketing
5 66 (2.88%) Banking
6 39 (1.70%) Retail
7 38 (1.66%) Front Office
8 34 (1.48%) Advertising
9 24 (1.05%) Music Industry
10 21 (0.92%) Investment Banking
11 16 (0.70%) Back Office
12 14 (0.61%) Automotive
13 13 (0.57%) Local Government
14 12 (0.52%) Electronics
15 7 (0.31%) Pharmaceutical
15 7 (0.31%) German Language
16 6 (0.26%) Legal
16 6 (0.26%) Manufacturing
17 5 (0.22%) Multimedia
18 4 (0.17%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 2087 (91.14%) Developer
2 1237 (54.02%) .NET Developer
3 825 (36.03%) C# Developer
4 611 (26.68%) C# .NET Developer
5 366 (15.98%) Senior Developer
6 359 (15.68%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 323 (14.10%) ASP.NET Developer
8 311 (13.58%) Software Developer
9 252 (11.00%) Web Developer
10 197 (8.60%) Senior .NET Developer
11 139 (6.07%) Junior
12 133 (5.81%) Junior Developer
13 130 (5.68%) .NET Web Developer
14 116 (5.07%) Senior C# Developer
15 103 (4.50%) Junior .NET Developer
16 96 (4.19%) Software Engineer
17 86 (3.76%) C# Web Developer
18 74 (3.23%) Agile .NET Developer
19 73 (3.19%) Graduate
20 72 (3.14%) Senior Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2218 (96.86%) .NET
2 1812 (79.13%) ASP.NET
3 1267 (55.33%) HTML
4 1219 (53.23%) ASP.NET MVC
5 1184 (51.70%) CSS
6 1177 (51.40%) .NET Framework
7 1031 (45.02%) jQuery
8 977 (42.66%) WCF
9 862 (37.64%) Entity Framework
10 703 (30.70%) Ajax
11 660 (28.82%) XML
12 634 (27.69%) WPF
13 521 (22.75%) Web Services
14 503 (21.97%) HTML5
15 472 (20.61%) NHibernate
16 295 (12.88%) WinForms
17 270 (11.79%) SOAP
18 267 (11.66%) AngularJS
19 245 (10.70%) ASP.NET MVC 4
20 239 (10.44%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 137 (5.98%) Computer Science
2 101 (4.41%) Enterprise Software
3 93 (4.06%) Analytical Skills
4 77 (3.36%) Social Network
5 58 (2.53%) Inversion of Control
5 58 (2.53%) User Experience
6 57 (2.49%) Mobile App
7 54 (2.36%) N-Tier
8 52 (2.27%) Client/Server
9 26 (1.14%) W3C
9 26 (1.14%) DTV
10 25 (1.09%) Mathematics
10 25 (1.09%) Open Source
11 18 (0.79%) Hedge funds
11 18 (0.79%) Social Media
12 17 (0.74%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 17 (0.74%) Equities
13 16 (0.70%) Derivative
14 15 (0.66%) Web 2.0
15 12 (0.52%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 428 (18.69%) Windows
2 98 (4.28%) Android
3 64 (2.79%) Apple iOS
4 28 (1.22%) Windows Phone
5 24 (1.05%) Windows Server 2008
6 21 (0.92%) Windows 7
7 19 (0.83%) Windows 8
8 11 (0.48%) Windows Phone 8
8 11 (0.48%) Windows Phone 7
9 9 (0.39%) Windows Server 2003
10 8 (0.35%) Linux
11 6 (0.26%) Windows Server 2012
12 4 (0.17%) Ubuntu
12 4 (0.17%) Windows Mobile
12 4 (0.17%) CoreOS
13 3 (0.13%) Windows XP
14 2 (0.087%) Windows CE
15 1 (0.044%) Solaris
15 1 (0.044%) Debian
15 1 (0.044%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 1568 (68.47%) MVC
2 1276 (55.72%) Agile Software Development
3 921 (40.22%) TDD
4 741 (32.36%) Scrum
5 453 (19.78%) OO
6 330 (14.41%) Web Application Development
7 318 (13.89%) Unit Testing
8 264 (11.53%) BDD
9 238 (10.39%) Continuous Integration
10 222 (9.69%) Software Engineering
11 196 (8.56%) Web Development
12 168 (7.34%) OOD
13 166 (7.25%) MVVM
14 164 (7.16%) Kanban
15 145 (6.33%) OOP
16 144 (6.29%) E-Commerce
17 112 (4.89%) Mentoring
18 104 (4.54%) Multithreading
19 96 (4.19%) Dependency Injection
20 91 (3.97%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 2226 (97.21%) C#
2 1298 (56.68%) JavaScript
3 1246 (54.41%) SQL
4 540 (23.58%) T-SQL
5 395 (17.25%) VB.NET
6 169 (7.38%) VB
7 116 (5.07%) C++
8 93 (4.06%) Java
9 62 (2.71%) PHP
10 51 (2.23%) Ruby
11 48 (2.10%) Python
12 45 (1.97%) XAML
13 43 (1.88%) VBA
14 40 (1.75%) PL/SQL
15 38 (1.66%) VB6
16 26 (1.14%) C
17 24 (1.05%) PowerShell
18 22 (0.96%) Objective-C
19 20 (0.87%) MATLAB
19 20 (0.87%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 334 (14.59%) Degree
2 89 (3.89%) Microsoft Certification
3 49 (2.14%) MCP
4 46 (2.01%) MCSD
5 33 (1.44%) MCTS
6 28 (1.22%) MCAD
7 14 (0.61%) ISEB
8 13 (0.57%) Security Cleared
9 12 (0.52%) ISTQB
10 9 (0.39%) SC Cleared
11 8 (0.35%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 7 (0.31%) MCPD
13 1 (0.044%) MBA
13 1 (0.044%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 49 (2.14%) QA
2 25 (1.09%) SLA
3 21 (0.92%) ISO 9001
4 7 (0.31%) WCAG
5 5 (0.22%) SNOMED CT
5 5 (0.22%) Dodd-Frank
5 5 (0.22%) PMBOK
6 1 (0.044%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.044%) EMIR
6 1 (0.044%) CRD IV
6 1 (0.044%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 34 (1.48%) Active Directory
2 14 (0.61%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (0.17%) Docker
4 1 (0.044%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 10 (0.44%) MOM
Vendors
1 766 (33.45%) Microsoft
2 128 (5.59%) Oracle
3 36 (1.57%) Sitecore
4 31 (1.35%) VMware
5 29 (1.27%) Telerik
6 25 (1.09%) Google
7 18 (0.79%) TIBCO
8 17 (0.74%) Salesforce.com
9 16 (0.70%) Yahoo!
10 15 (0.66%) DevExpress
11 13 (0.57%) Red Gate
11 13 (0.57%) Twitter
12 12 (0.52%) Xamarin
13 10 (0.44%) Informatica
14 9 (0.39%) Sybase
14 9 (0.39%) Dell
14 9 (0.39%) Charles River
15 8 (0.35%) Altova
15 8 (0.35%) Facebook
16 6 (0.26%) Ektron
London
Exposed Solutions
Salary: £50000 - £75000 per annum
Posted: 18 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + pension, healthcare, flexible working
Posted: 20 hours ago
Croydon, Surrey
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + excellent bonus+benefits
Posted: 22 hours ago
London
INVESCO
Salary: Competitive + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 23 hours ago
Loughborough, Leicestershire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £35000 - £43000 per annum + good benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Ashby-De-La-Zouch, Leicestershire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + benefits, great projects!
Posted: Yesterday
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £34000 - £38000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Berkshire
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000 Per Annum
Posted: Yesterday
East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £45000 Per Annum
Posted: Yesterday
East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £45000 Per Annum
Posted: Yesterday
Wiltshire
Novate IT Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum, Benefits excellent benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £40000 - £49000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £35000 - £42000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Central London / West End
Client Server
Salary: £28k to £40k (multiple roles) +benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Blackpool, Lancashire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £28000 - £33000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
People Source Consulting
Salary: £42000 - £52000 per annum + excellent benefits scheme
Posted: Yesterday
Stockport, Cheshire
IS Recruitment Ltd
Salary: excellent benefits and bonuses)
Posted: Yesterday
Southampton, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Rullion IT Plus
Salary: Market Rates
Posted: Yesterday
London
Moonpig
Salary: Attractive Basic + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday