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

Location
3 months to
1 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Language Integrated Query (LINQ)
Rank 248 229 224
Rank change year-on-year
-19 -5
Permanent jobs citing LINQ 1338 1313 1452
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 1.15% 1.22% 1.24%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 3.03% 3.09% 3.05%
Number of salaries quoted 1187 1214 1394
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 £55,000 £55,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,000 £36,000
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +5.55%

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
44095 42510 47626
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 37.99% 39.46% 40.68%
Number of salaries quoted 37080 36829 41897
Average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £28,500 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £62,500 £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 1 September 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 1 September 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 -15 1259 £40,000 - 157
London -74 366 £50,000 +11.11% 52
South East +5 347 £42,500 +6.25% 29
North West +31 236 £37,500 +4.16% 26
Manchester +2 136 £40,000 +11.11% 17
East of England +8 90 £47,500 +18.75% 7
Surrey -19 88 £43,250 -3.88% 4
Cheshire +33 75 £35,000 - 5
West Midlands +28 70 £37,500 -1.31% 14
Hampshire +15 65 £40,000 -1.84% 11
East Midlands +9 64 £35,000 -12.50% 5
South West -22 63 £37,500 +15.38% 13
Berkshire -17 58 £42,500 +13.33% 6
Scotland +8 47 £40,000 +3.22% 2
East Sussex +2 45 £47,500 -5.00% 3
Brighton +5 44 £47,500 -5.00% 3
Buckinghamshire +19 40 £43,500 +12.98% 2
Leicestershire +27 39 £35,000 -12.50% 2
Glasgow +11 36 £40,000 -5.88% 2
Wiltshire +6 36 £37,500 +4.16% 5
City of London -46 33 £50,500 -2.88% 17
Bedfordshire +8 30 £48,000 +1.05% 2
Swindon +6 30 £38,000 +8.57% 2
Bedford +4 28 £48,000 -1.53% 2
Guildford -14 27 £30,000 -33.33%
Essex +27 26 £47,500 +18.75% 2
Lancashire +19 24 £30,500 +15.09% 2
Leatherhead +3 24 £45,000 -18.18%
Cambridgeshire -4 24 £50,000 - 1
Birmingham +20 22 £35,000 -15.15% 4

LINQ
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 2782 (97.85%) .NET
2 2766 (97.29%) C#
3 2193 (77.14%) ASP.NET
4 2017 (70.95%) SQL Server
5 1808 (63.59%) MVC
6 1548 (54.45%) HTML
7 1530 (53.82%) JavaScript
8 1511 (53.15%) SQL
9 1340 (47.13%) ASP.NET MVC
10 1334 (46.92%) WCF
11 1330 (46.78%) .NET Framework
12 1328 (46.71%) CSS
13 1206 (42.42%) jQuery
14 1076 (37.85%) TDD
15 1011 (35.56%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
16 928 (32.64%) Scrum
17 817 (28.74%) Microsoft
18 773 (27.19%) Web Services
19 751 (26.42%) Ajax
20 721 (25.36%) WPF
21 649 (22.83%) XML
22 626 (22.02%) Agile Software Development
23 608 (21.39%) T-SQL
24 596 (20.96%) Visual Studio
24 596 (20.96%) NHibernate
25 589 (20.72%) NUnit
26 572 (20.12%) Finance
27 553 (19.45%) HTML5
28 544 (19.13%) OO
29 491 (17.27%) SQL Server 2012

LINQ
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 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
1 272 (9.57%) SharePoint
2 255 (8.97%) IIS
3 122 (4.29%) CMS
4 72 (2.53%) NServiceBus
5 66 (2.32%) Umbraco
6 47 (1.65%) BizTalk Server
7 46 (1.62%) WordPress
8 44 (1.55%) Sitecore CMS
9 39 (1.37%) Apache
10 32 (1.13%) SharePoint Server
10 32 (1.13%) SharePoint 2013
11 29 (1.02%) SharePoint 2010
12 22 (0.77%) Node.js
13 19 (0.67%) Kentico
14 17 (0.60%) Apache Solr
15 14 (0.49%) WebSphere
16 13 (0.46%) Sitefinity
17 8 (0.28%) Tomcat
17 8 (0.28%) Drupal
18 6 (0.21%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 335 (11.78%) MS Excel
2 37 (1.30%) Photoshop
3 35 (1.23%) MS Office
4 8 (0.28%) Adobe Illustrator
5 6 (0.21%) Fireworks
6 5 (0.18%) InfoPath
7 3 (0.11%) AutoCAD
8 1 (0.035%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 27 (0.95%) Dynamics CRM
2 16 (0.56%) Sophis RISQUE
3 14 (0.49%) Markit EDM
4 13 (0.46%) Google Analytics
5 11 (0.39%) Oracle ERP
6 5 (0.18%) Magento
7 3 (0.11%) Pivotal CRM
8 2 (0.070%) Line 500
9 1 (0.035%) SmartPlant
Cloud Services
1 174 (6.12%) Microsoft Azure
2 75 (2.64%) SaaS
3 51 (1.79%) Amazon AWS
4 11 (0.39%) Cloud Computing
5 9 (0.32%) Office 365
6 7 (0.25%) GitHub
7 3 (0.11%) Rackspace Cloud
7 3 (0.11%) Heroku
8 1 (0.035%) Amazon SQS
8 1 (0.035%) PaaS
8 1 (0.035%) Amazon EC2
8 1 (0.035%) Amazon S3
8 1 (0.035%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 151 (5.31%) Internet
2 38 (1.34%) Intranet
3 36 (1.27%) Broadband
4 19 (0.67%) SMS
5 15 (0.53%) UMTS
5 15 (0.53%) GSM
5 15 (0.53%) HTTP
5 15 (0.53%) Extranet
6 13 (0.46%) NFC
7 12 (0.42%) SMPP
8 10 (0.35%) Wireless
8 10 (0.35%) TCP/IP
9 5 (0.18%) FTP
10 4 (0.14%) DNS
11 3 (0.11%) LDAP
12 2 (0.070%) LTE
13 1 (0.035%) Firewall
13 1 (0.035%) RFID
13 1 (0.035%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2017 (70.95%) SQL Server
2 491 (17.27%) SQL Server 2012
3 469 (16.50%) SQL Server 2008
4 204 (7.18%) SQL Server 2005
5 197 (6.93%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 161 (5.66%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 123 (4.33%) Relational Database
8 76 (2.67%) RavenDB
9 64 (2.25%) Oracle Database
9 64 (2.25%) MySQL
10 62 (2.18%) Crystal Reports
11 55 (1.93%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 41 (1.44%) NoSQL
13 31 (1.09%) SQL Server 2000
14 29 (1.02%) Azure SQL Database
15 26 (0.91%) Data Warehouse
16 24 (0.84%) SQLite
17 21 (0.74%) Oracle Database 11g
18 20 (0.70%) Oracle Database 12c
18 20 (0.70%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 596 (20.96%) Visual Studio
2 589 (20.72%) NUnit
3 410 (14.42%) Subversion
4 398 (14.00%) Team Foundation Server
5 373 (13.12%) Rhino Mocks
6 286 (10.06%) Moq
7 185 (6.51%) Git (software)
8 127 (4.47%) TeamCity
9 104 (3.66%) ReSharper
10 96 (3.38%) SpecFlow
11 84 (2.95%) MSTest
12 68 (2.39%) Selenium
13 46 (1.62%) MSBuild
14 37 (1.30%) Jasmine
15 34 (1.20%) Jenkins
16 31 (1.09%) Visual Studio Team System
17 29 (1.02%) NCrunch
17 29 (1.02%) Cucumber
18 27 (0.95%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
19 26 (0.91%) CruiseControl
General
1 572 (20.12%) Finance
2 140 (4.92%) Games
3 135 (4.75%) Banking
4 125 (4.40%) Telecoms
5 98 (3.45%) Retail
6 81 (2.85%) Marketing
7 55 (1.93%) Law
8 43 (1.51%) Legal
9 39 (1.37%) Front Office
9 39 (1.37%) Investment Banking
10 33 (1.16%) Automotive
11 25 (0.88%) Back Office
12 24 (0.84%) Music Industry
13 21 (0.74%) Financial Institution
13 21 (0.74%) Advertising
14 19 (0.67%) Publishing
15 17 (0.60%) Manufacturing
16 11 (0.39%) Electronics
17 10 (0.35%) Billing
18 7 (0.25%) German Language
Job Titles
1 2563 (90.15%) Developer
2 1449 (50.97%) .NET Developer
3 1151 (40.49%) C# Developer
4 820 (28.84%) C# .NET Developer
5 579 (20.37%) Senior Developer
6 404 (14.21%) ASP.NET Developer
7 401 (14.10%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 374 (13.16%) Software Developer
9 346 (12.17%) Web Developer
10 320 (11.26%) Senior .NET Developer
11 231 (8.13%) Senior C# Developer
12 162 (5.70%) Software Engineer
13 159 (5.59%) .NET Web Developer
14 129 (4.54%) Programmer
15 125 (4.40%) Junior
16 124 (4.36%) C# Software Developer
17 122 (4.29%) Junior Developer
18 105 (3.69%) .NET Software Developer
19 92 (3.24%) Applications Developer
20 90 (3.17%) C# Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2782 (97.85%) .NET
2 2193 (77.14%) ASP.NET
3 1548 (54.45%) HTML
4 1340 (47.13%) ASP.NET MVC
5 1334 (46.92%) WCF
6 1330 (46.78%) .NET Framework
7 1328 (46.71%) CSS
8 1206 (42.42%) jQuery
9 1011 (35.56%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
10 773 (27.19%) Web Services
11 751 (26.42%) Ajax
12 721 (25.36%) WPF
13 649 (22.83%) XML
14 596 (20.96%) NHibernate
15 553 (19.45%) HTML5
16 463 (16.29%) ASP.NET MVC 4
17 332 (11.68%) Razor View Engine
18 308 (10.83%) WinForms
19 294 (10.34%) SOAP
20 293 (10.31%) Silverlight
Miscellaneous
1 227 (7.98%) Computer Science
2 115 (4.05%) Mobile App
3 101 (3.55%) N-Tier
4 95 (3.34%) Social Network
5 91 (3.20%) Client/Server
6 54 (1.90%) Mathematics
7 46 (1.62%) Inversion of Control
8 33 (1.16%) Hedge funds
9 30 (1.06%) Open Source
10 29 (1.02%) Physics
10 29 (1.02%) FMCG
11 26 (0.91%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 24 (0.84%) DTV
13 23 (0.81%) W3C
14 21 (0.74%) Blackberry
14 21 (0.74%) Equities
14 21 (0.74%) PDA
15 18 (0.63%) Social Media
15 18 (0.63%) Enterprise Software
16 17 (0.60%) Kindle
Operating Systems
1 470 (16.53%) Windows
2 148 (5.21%) Android
3 108 (3.80%) Apple iOS
4 63 (2.22%) Windows Phone
5 20 (0.70%) Windows Phone 8
6 17 (0.60%) Windows Server 2008
7 16 (0.56%) Linux
8 15 (0.53%) Windows 8
9 9 (0.32%) Windows Server 2012
9 9 (0.32%) UNIX
10 8 (0.28%) Windows Server 2003
11 6 (0.21%) Windows Mobile
12 2 (0.070%) Windows Phone 7
13 1 (0.035%) Windows 7
13 1 (0.035%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 1808 (63.59%) MVC
2 1076 (37.85%) TDD
3 928 (32.64%) Scrum
4 626 (22.02%) Agile Software Development
5 544 (19.13%) OO
6 420 (14.77%) Unit Testing
7 383 (13.47%) Web Application Development
8 328 (11.54%) Continuous Integration
9 311 (10.94%) Web Development
10 307 (10.80%) Software Engineering
11 300 (10.55%) BDD
12 249 (8.76%) E-Commerce
13 240 (8.44%) OOP
14 224 (7.88%) Kanban
15 184 (6.47%) Domain-Driven Design
16 182 (6.40%) OOD
17 171 (6.01%) Multithreading
18 167 (5.87%) SOA
19 150 (5.28%) MVVM
20 117 (4.12%) Dependency Injection
Programming Languages
1 2766 (97.29%) C#
2 1530 (53.82%) JavaScript
3 1511 (53.15%) SQL
4 608 (21.39%) T-SQL
5 473 (16.64%) VB.NET
6 183 (6.44%) VB
7 125 (4.40%) Java
8 71 (2.50%) PowerShell
9 67 (2.36%) C++
10 65 (2.29%) VBA
11 59 (2.08%) VBScript
12 54 (1.90%) XAML
13 42 (1.48%) PL/SQL
14 41 (1.44%) VB6
15 34 (1.20%) XPath
16 31 (1.09%) Ruby
17 29 (1.02%) TypeScript
18 28 (0.98%) Objective-C
19 27 (0.95%) PHP
20 22 (0.77%) Lua
Qualifications
1 396 (13.93%) Degree
2 177 (6.23%) Microsoft Certification
3 153 (5.38%) MCP
4 148 (5.21%) MCSD
5 145 (5.10%) MCTS
6 139 (4.89%) MCAD
7 19 (0.67%) ISEB
7 19 (0.67%) ISTQB
8 11 (0.39%) MBA
9 10 (0.35%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 5 (0.18%) PhD
11 3 (0.11%) MCDBA
11 3 (0.11%) DV Cleared
11 3 (0.11%) Security Cleared
11 3 (0.11%) MCITP
12 2 (0.070%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
12 2 (0.070%) ISEB Practitioner
13 1 (0.035%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 61 (2.15%) ISO 9001
2 48 (1.69%) QA
3 18 (0.63%) SLA
4 12 (0.42%) WCAG
5 10 (0.35%) ISO 8583
6 4 (0.14%) Basel III
6 4 (0.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 4 (0.14%) Basel II
6 4 (0.14%) CRD IV
6 4 (0.14%) COREP
7 2 (0.070%) Solvency II
7 2 (0.070%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 26 (0.91%) Active Directory
2 6 (0.21%) Hyper-V
3 5 (0.18%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (0.070%) VirtualBox
5 1 (0.035%) XenApp
5 1 (0.035%) XenServer
5 1 (0.035%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 12 (0.42%) MOM
2 3 (0.11%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.035%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (0.035%) Puppet
Vendors
1 817 (28.74%) Microsoft
2 157 (5.52%) Oracle
3 61 (2.15%) Sitecore
4 50 (1.76%) Google
5 39 (1.37%) Telerik
6 32 (1.13%) Red Gate
7 31 (1.09%) Xamarin
8 28 (0.98%) Dell
9 25 (0.88%) SAP
10 22 (0.77%) EPiServer
11 21 (0.74%) Twitter
12 18 (0.63%) Sybase
13 14 (0.49%) Adobe
14 13 (0.46%) DevExpress
15 10 (0.35%) Yahoo!
15 10 (0.35%) Infragistics
15 10 (0.35%) Wonderware
16 9 (0.32%) Ektron
16 9 (0.32%) JBoss
16 9 (0.32%) CyberSource
Ross-On-Wye, Herefordshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 9 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Ascent People Ltd
Salary: £28000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 9 hours ago
London
Roc Search
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum + pension + training
Posted: 9 hours ago
Bedford, Bedfordshire
Interact Consulting
Salary: 35-40k
Posted: 10 hours ago
Northampton, Northamptonshire
Interact Consulting
Salary: 40-45k
Posted: 10 hours ago
Huddersfield, West Yorkshire
Staffline Group PLC
Salary: From £25,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 10 hours ago
Leamington Spa, Warwickshire
Erin Associates
Salary: £40000 - £41000 per annum + Benefits, Flexi time
Posted: 10 hours ago
Bedford, Bedfordshire
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 11 hours ago
Brighton, East Sussex
Verticality Ltd
Salary: £45000 to £50000 per annum - Bens
Posted: 12 hours ago
Wiltshire
Novate IT Ltd
Salary: £35000 to £40000 per annum - generous benefits
Posted: 14 hours ago
Horsham, West Sussex
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: circa 40-45k+Bens
Posted: 15 hours ago
Wiltshire
Tank Recruitment
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 15 hours ago
Wiltshire
Tank Recruitment
Salary: £28000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 15 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Mortimer Spinks
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 18 hours ago
Hatfield, Hertfordshire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £40000 - £70000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 20 hours ago
London
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 21 hours ago
London
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Healthcare
Posted: 21 hours ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 21 hours ago
London
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 21 hours ago
London
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 21 hours ago