The table below looks at the statistics for LINQ skills in IT jobs advertised for the Wales region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited LINQ over the 3 months to 28 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Language Integrated Query (LINQ)
Rank 103 82 90
Rank change year-on-year
-21 +8
Permanent jobs citing LINQ 5 10 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wales 0.38% 0.94% 0.090%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.04% 2.12% 0.20%
Number of salaries quoted 5 9 1
Average salary £30,565 £29,000 £25,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.39% +16.00%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
LINQ
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category in permanent jobs advertised in the Wales region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Wales
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
481 471 494
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wales 36.14% 44.23% 44.42%
Number of salaries quoted 428 436 447
Average salary £35,000 £35,000 £31,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +11.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,400 £27,500 £25,500
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £42,500 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%

LINQ
Jobs Demand Trend in Wales

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing LINQ across the Wales region as a proportion of the total demand within the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

LINQ Jobs Demand Trend in Wales

LINQ
Salary Trend in Wales

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing LINQ across the Wales region.

LINQ Salary Trend in Wales

LINQ
Job Locations in Wales

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing LINQ within the Wales region over the 3 months to 28 January 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
South Wales -17 5 £30,565 +5.39%
LINQ
UK

LINQ
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 28 January 2015, IT jobs across the Wales region 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 13 (100.00%) T-SQL
1 13 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 12 (92.31%) SQL
2 12 (92.31%) LINQ to SQL
3 9 (69.23%) HTML
3 9 (69.23%) JavaScript
3 9 (69.23%) ASP.NET
3 9 (69.23%) CSS
3 9 (69.23%) XML
3 9 (69.23%) Microsoft
3 9 (69.23%) Visual Studio
3 9 (69.23%) .NET
3 9 (69.23%) jQuery
4 8 (61.54%) Web Development
4 8 (61.54%) SQL Server 2008
4 8 (61.54%) SAP
4 8 (61.54%) Finance
4 8 (61.54%) SOAP
4 8 (61.54%) Web Services
4 8 (61.54%) Crystal Reports
4 8 (61.54%) VB.NET
4 8 (61.54%) ASP.NET Web Forms
5 5 (38.46%) SQL Server 2012
5 5 (38.46%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
5 5 (38.46%) Unit Testing
5 5 (38.46%) Degree
6 4 (30.77%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 4 (30.77%) Data Migration
6 4 (30.77%) Telecoms
6 4 (30.77%) Agile Software Development

LINQ
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 28 January 2015, IT jobs across the Wales region 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.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 8 (61.54%) Crystal Reports
2 8 (61.54%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (38.46%) SQL Server 2012
4 4 (30.77%) OLTP
4 4 (30.77%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 4 (30.77%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 4 (30.77%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (7.69%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 9 (69.23%) Visual Studio
2 1 (7.69%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (7.69%) MSTest
General
1 8 (61.54%) Finance
2 4 (30.77%) Banking
2 4 (30.77%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 13 (100.00%) Developer
2 8 (61.54%) .NET Developer
2 8 (61.54%) Senior Developer
2 8 (61.54%) ASP.NET Developer
3 4 (30.77%) Senior Analyst Programmer
3 4 (30.77%) ETL Developer
3 4 (30.77%) Developer Analyst
3 4 (30.77%) Analyst Programmer
3 4 (30.77%) Programmer
3 4 (30.77%) Senior Analyst
3 4 (30.77%) Analyst
3 4 (30.77%) Senior Programmer
3 4 (30.77%) Senior ETL Developer
4 3 (23.08%) Senior VB.NET Developer
4 3 (23.08%) VB.NET/ASP.NET Developer
4 3 (23.08%) VB.NET Developer
4 3 (23.08%) Senior .NET Developer
4 3 (23.08%) Senior ASP.NET Developer
5 1 (7.69%) Software Developer
5 1 (7.69%) Senior Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (92.31%) LINQ to SQL
2 9 (69.23%) jQuery
2 9 (69.23%) HTML
2 9 (69.23%) .NET
2 9 (69.23%) ASP.NET
2 9 (69.23%) CSS
2 9 (69.23%) XML
3 8 (61.54%) SOAP
3 8 (61.54%) Web Services
3 8 (61.54%) ASP.NET Web Forms
4 5 (38.46%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
5 1 (7.69%) ASP.NET MVC
5 1 (7.69%) PLINQ
5 1 (7.69%) Managed Extensibility Framework
5 1 (7.69%) Task Parallel Library
5 1 (7.69%) ASP.NET MVC 4
5 1 (7.69%) XSLT
5 1 (7.69%) WinForms
5 1 (7.69%) .NET Framework
5 1 (7.69%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 4 (30.77%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (7.69%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 1 (7.69%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (61.54%) Web Development
2 5 (38.46%) Unit Testing
3 4 (30.77%) Data Migration
3 4 (30.77%) Migration
3 4 (30.77%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (30.77%) ETL
3 4 (30.77%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (7.69%) Process Management
4 1 (7.69%) MVC
4 1 (7.69%) Software Engineering
4 1 (7.69%) Resource Management
4 1 (7.69%) UML
Programming Languages
1 13 (100.00%) T-SQL
2 12 (92.31%) SQL
3 9 (69.23%) JavaScript
4 8 (61.54%) VB.NET
5 1 (7.69%) XPath
5 1 (7.69%) C#
Qualifications
1 5 (38.46%) Degree
Vendors
1 9 (69.23%) Microsoft
2 8 (61.54%) SAP