Period
to 22 September 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for LINQ skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited LINQ over the 6 months to 22 September 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Language Integrated Query (LINQ)
UK > England
6 months to
22 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 465 405 373
Rank change year-on-year -60 -32 -55
Permanent jobs citing LINQ 933 1,309 1,559
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.60% 0.79% 0.85%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.48% 1.95% 2.17%
Number of salaries quoted 815 1,199 1,463
England median annual salary £45,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.26% +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £32,250 £32,500 £29,750
90th Percentile £65,000 £67,500 £66,250
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

LINQ is in the Software Libraries and Frameworks category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills.

All Software Libraries and Frameworks
England
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills 62,917 67,103 71,873
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 40.52% 40.44% 39.27%
Number of salaries quoted 52,476 55,922 62,940
England median annual salary £51,500 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.00% +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £31,250 £29,750 £28,750
90th Percentile £83,750 £77,750 £76,250
UK median annual salary £50,000 £48,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +4.17% +1.05% +5.56%

LINQ
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing LINQ as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for LINQ in England

LINQ
Salary Trend in England

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

Salary trend for LINQ in England

LINQ
Salary Histogram in England

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing LINQ in England over the 6 months to 22 September 2018.

Salary histogram for LINQ in England

LINQ
Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing LINQ within the England region over the 6 months to 22 September 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -192 256 £55,000 +4.76% 23
South East -7 196 £42,500 - 26
Midlands +41 143 £40,000 -11.11% 21
North of England -38 143 £42,500 - 22
East of England +50 113 £45,000 -10.89% 14
West Midlands +41 106 £45,000 - 10
North West -30 94 £40,000 -11.11% 17
South West +62 81 £42,500 +6.25% 9
Yorkshire -1 44 £45,000 +11.11% 3
East Midlands +3 37 £35,000 -30.00% 11
North East -14 5 £45,000 +12.50% 2
LINQ
UK

For the 6 months to 22 September 2018, IT jobs citing LINQ also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the England region with a requirement for LINQ.

1 903 (96.78%) C#
2 835 (89.50%) .NET
3 636 (68.17%) HTML
4 593 (63.56%) JavaScript
5 575 (61.63%) CSS
6 563 (60.34%) ASP.NET
7 562 (60.24%) MVC
8 519 (55.63%) SQL Server
9 488 (52.30%) Entity Framework
10 470 (50.38%) SQL
11 468 (50.16%) .NET Framework
12 440 (47.16%) Agile Software Development
13 434 (46.52%) jQuery
14 339 (36.33%) ASP.NET MVC
15 309 (33.12%) WCF
16 278 (29.80%) HTML5
17 277 (29.69%) Web Services
18 267 (28.62%) ASP.NET Web API
19 266 (28.51%) AngularJS
20 260 (27.87%) TDD
21 259 (27.76%) Finance
22 240 (25.72%) Microsoft
23 234 (25.08%) Visual Studio
24 229 (24.54%) WPF
25 220 (23.58%) Scrum
26 177 (18.97%) NUnit
27 174 (18.65%) T-SQL
28 173 (18.54%) XML
29 162 (17.36%) Software Engineering
30 155 (16.61%) OO

LINQ
Co-occurring IT Skills in England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 92 (9.86%) IIS
2 41 (4.39%) CMS
3 32 (3.43%) Elasticsearch
4 31 (3.32%) SharePoint
5 13 (1.39%) Sitecore CMS
6 12 (1.29%) Confluence
7 9 (0.96%) SharePoint 2013
8 8 (0.86%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 6 (0.64%) NServiceBus
10 4 (0.43%) Drupal
11 3 (0.32%) BizTalk Server
12 2 (0.21%) Mendix
13 1 (0.11%) Sitefinity
13 1 (0.11%) WordPress
Applications
1 4 (0.43%) Doxygen
1 4 (0.43%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.21%) Fireworks
2 2 (0.21%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (0.21%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 2 (0.21%) Photoshop
3 1 (0.11%) Maya
3 1 (0.11%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 8 (0.86%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.21%) Endur
3 1 (0.11%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.11%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 138 (14.79%) Microsoft Azure
2 59 (6.32%) Amazon AWS
3 12 (1.29%) SaaS
4 10 (1.07%) Google Cloud Platform
5 9 (0.96%) Amazon S3
5 9 (0.96%) Office 365
6 5 (0.54%) NuGet
6 5 (0.54%) PaaS
7 4 (0.43%) Dynamics 365
8 3 (0.32%) Amazon EC2
9 2 (0.21%) Amazon SQS
9 2 (0.21%) AWS Lambda
9 2 (0.21%) npm
9 2 (0.21%) Serverless
10 1 (0.11%) Boomi
10 1 (0.11%) Heroku
10 1 (0.11%) iPaaS
10 1 (0.11%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 25 (2.68%) Internet
2 16 (1.71%) Intranet
3 10 (1.07%) SSL
3 10 (1.07%) TCP/IP
4 7 (0.75%) DNS
5 6 (0.64%) IMAP
5 6 (0.64%) SMS
5 6 (0.64%) SMTP
6 4 (0.43%) HTTP
7 2 (0.21%) FTP
7 2 (0.21%) HTTPS
8 1 (0.11%) Modbus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 519 (55.63%) SQL Server
2 67 (7.18%) SQL Server 2012
3 55 (5.89%) SQL Server 2008
4 51 (5.47%) Relational Database
5 50 (5.36%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 38 (4.07%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 35 (3.75%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 22 (2.36%) SQL Server 2014
9 16 (1.71%) NoSQL
10 13 (1.39%) MySQL
11 12 (1.29%) Azure SQL Database
11 12 (1.29%) SQL Server 2016
12 10 (1.07%) Couchbase
13 8 (0.86%) MongoDB
14 7 (0.75%) Big Data
15 5 (0.54%) Oracle Database
15 5 (0.54%) PostgreSQL
16 4 (0.43%) Crystal Reports
16 4 (0.43%) RDBMS
16 4 (0.43%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 234 (25.08%) Visual Studio
2 177 (18.97%) NUnit
3 128 (13.72%) Git (software)
4 106 (11.36%) Team Foundation Server
5 58 (6.22%) StyleCop
6 57 (6.11%) TeamCity
7 56 (6.00%) MSTest
8 39 (4.18%) JIRA
9 35 (3.75%) Jasmine
10 31 (3.32%) ReSharper
11 30 (3.22%) Moq
11 30 (3.22%) Selenium
11 30 (3.22%) SpecFlow
12 28 (3.00%) Rhino Mocks
13 27 (2.89%) Plastic SCM
14 26 (2.79%) Octopus Deploy
15 24 (2.57%) Subversion
15 24 (2.57%) webpack
16 22 (2.36%) MSBuild
17 21 (2.25%) Karma Test Runner
General
1 259 (27.76%) Finance
2 77 (8.25%) Retail
3 56 (6.00%) Banking
4 34 (3.64%) Front Office
5 29 (3.11%) Legal
6 25 (2.68%) Manufacturing
7 24 (2.57%) Marketing
8 22 (2.36%) Telecoms
9 13 (1.39%) Back Office
10 12 (1.29%) Games
11 11 (1.18%) Automotive
12 10 (1.07%) Electronics
12 10 (1.07%) Law
12 10 (1.07%) Music Industry
13 5 (0.54%) Investment Banking
14 3 (0.32%) Publishing
15 2 (0.21%) German Language
15 2 (0.21%) Pharmaceutical
16 1 (0.11%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 817 (87.57%) Developer
2 459 (49.20%) .NET Developer
3 458 (49.09%) C# Developer
4 232 (24.87%) C# .NET Developer
5 189 (20.26%) Software Developer
6 145 (15.54%) Senior Developer
7 126 (13.50%) C# Software Developer
8 111 (11.90%) ASP.NET Developer
9 110 (11.79%) .NET Software Developer
10 91 (9.75%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
11 90 (9.65%) C# ASP.NET Developer
12 85 (9.11%) Software Engineer
13 74 (7.93%) Senior C# Developer
14 69 (7.40%) Full Stack Developer
15 64 (6.86%) C# Software Engineer
16 62 (6.65%) SQL Developer
17 60 (6.43%) Senior .NET Developer
18 54 (5.79%) Junior
19 53 (5.68%) Junior Developer
20 48 (5.14%) JavaScript Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 835 (89.50%) .NET
2 636 (68.17%) HTML
3 575 (61.63%) CSS
4 563 (60.34%) ASP.NET
5 488 (52.30%) Entity Framework
6 468 (50.16%) .NET Framework
7 434 (46.52%) jQuery
8 339 (36.33%) ASP.NET MVC
9 309 (33.12%) WCF
10 278 (29.80%) HTML5
11 277 (29.69%) Web Services
12 267 (28.62%) ASP.NET Web API
13 266 (28.51%) AngularJS
14 229 (24.54%) WPF
15 173 (18.54%) XML
16 137 (14.68%) JSON
17 131 (14.04%) RESTful
17 131 (14.04%) Twitter Bootstrap
18 99 (10.61%) SOAP
19 98 (10.50%) .NET Core
Miscellaneous
1 91 (9.75%) Greenfield Project
2 87 (9.32%) Computer Science
3 66 (7.07%) User Experience
4 47 (5.04%) Analytical Skills
5 34 (3.64%) Fintech
6 30 (3.22%) Hedge funds
7 18 (1.93%) Algorithms
8 15 (1.61%) Self-Motivation
9 13 (1.39%) Client/Server
10 11 (1.18%) Management Information System
11 10 (1.07%) Blog
12 8 (0.86%) Social Network
13 7 (0.75%) Enterprise Software
14 6 (0.64%) Anti-Piracy
15 5 (0.54%) Data Structures
15 5 (0.54%) N-Tier
16 4 (0.43%) 3D Graphics
16 4 (0.43%) Derivative
16 4 (0.43%) Digital TV
16 4 (0.43%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 141 (15.11%) Windows
2 26 (2.79%) Windows Server
3 23 (2.47%) Linux
4 15 (1.61%) Android
4 15 (1.61%) Apple iOS
5 4 (0.43%) Windows 10
6 3 (0.32%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (0.21%) Unix
7 2 (0.21%) VMS
8 1 (0.11%) Windows Embedded Compact
Processes & Methodologies
1 562 (60.24%) MVC
2 440 (47.16%) Agile Software Development
3 260 (27.87%) TDD
4 220 (23.58%) Scrum
5 162 (17.36%) Software Engineering
6 155 (16.61%) OO
7 131 (14.04%) Web Development
8 127 (13.61%) Problem-Solving
9 120 (12.86%) MVVM
10 119 (12.75%) Unit Testing
11 115 (12.33%) Continuous Integration
12 69 (7.40%) SDLC
13 60 (6.43%) Test Automation
14 59 (6.32%) Multithreading
14 59 (6.32%) UML
14 59 (6.32%) Use Case
15 57 (6.11%) Microservices
16 53 (5.68%) BDD
17 52 (5.57%) DevOps
18 48 (5.14%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 903 (96.78%) C#
2 593 (63.56%) JavaScript
3 470 (50.38%) SQL
4 174 (18.65%) T-SQL
5 69 (7.40%) PL/SQL
6 65 (6.97%) TypeScript
7 58 (6.22%) C++
8 49 (5.25%) Java
9 39 (4.18%) VB.NET
10 38 (4.07%) PowerShell
11 22 (2.36%) PHP
12 20 (2.14%) XAML
13 17 (1.82%) Shell Script
14 15 (1.61%) VB
15 8 (0.86%) VBScript
16 6 (0.64%) F#
16 6 (0.64%) R
17 5 (0.54%) C
17 5 (0.54%) Python
17 5 (0.54%) VBA
Qualifications
1 94 (10.08%) Degree
2 15 (1.61%) Computer Science Degree
3 10 (1.07%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (0.32%) Master's Degree
5 2 (0.21%) MCAD
5 2 (0.21%) MCP
5 2 (0.21%) MCSD
5 2 (0.21%) MCTS
5 2 (0.21%) Numerate Degree
6 1 (0.11%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.11%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 40 (4.29%) QA
2 9 (0.96%) ISO 9001
2 9 (0.96%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (0.54%) SLA
4 4 (0.43%) DICOM
5 3 (0.32%) HL7
6 2 (0.21%) Data Quality
7 1 (0.11%) ISO 8583
7 1 (0.11%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 16 (1.71%) Docker
2 4 (0.43%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 28 (3.00%) Kibana
2 10 (1.07%) Kubernetes
3 1 (0.11%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 240 (25.72%) Microsoft
2 64 (6.86%) Oracle
3 40 (4.29%) Google
4 22 (2.36%) Xamarin
5 18 (1.93%) Sitecore
6 10 (1.07%) SAP
7 8 (0.86%) LexisNexis
8 7 (0.75%) DevExpress
8 7 (0.75%) Telerik
9 6 (0.64%) Sony
10 5 (0.54%) Atlassian
10 5 (0.54%) Sybase
11 4 (0.43%) Perforce
11 4 (0.43%) Thunderhead
11 4 (0.43%) TIBCO
12 3 (0.32%) Altova
12 3 (0.32%) MuleSoft
12 3 (0.32%) ServiceNow
13 2 (0.21%) Facebook
13 2 (0.21%) Fujitsu