The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Southampton with a requirement for LINQ skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited LINQ over the 3 months to 29 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Language Integrated Query (LINQ)
Hampshire / Southampton
3 months to
29 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 55 79 76
Rank change year-on-year +24 -3  
Permanent jobs citing LINQ 15 5 11
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Southampton 2.70% 0.70% 1.42%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 5.70% 1.61% 3.97%
Number of salaries quoted 15 5 9
Median salary £40,000 £32,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +23.07% -18.75%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £26,750 £30,750
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £42,750 £42,750
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +6.25%  

LINQ is in the industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Southampton with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Software Library & Framework Skills
Southampton
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 263 310 277
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Southampton 47.30% 43.24% 35.74%
Number of salaries quoted 1309 1197 1361
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +2.56%  
90% offered a salary of more than £31,000 £27,500 £24,250
10% offered a salary of more than £58,750 £56,250 £57,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% -  

LINQ
Job Vacancy Trend in Southampton

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

Job vacancy trend for LINQ in Southampton

LINQ
Salary Trend in Southampton

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

Salary trend for LINQ in Southampton

For the 6 months to 29 June 2017, IT jobs citing LINQ also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Southampton region with a requirement for LINQ.

1 23 (100.00%) C#
2 20 (86.96%) ASP.NET
2 20 (86.96%) .NET
3 13 (56.52%) Oracle
4 10 (43.48%) Web Services
4 10 (43.48%) SharePoint
4 10 (43.48%) SQL Server
4 10 (43.48%) SQL
4 10 (43.48%) HTML
4 10 (43.48%) JavaScript
4 10 (43.48%) Data Management
4 10 (43.48%) jQuery
5 7 (30.43%) Ajax
5 7 (30.43%) Web Development
5 7 (30.43%) VB.NET
6 6 (26.09%) MVC
7 4 (17.39%) ASP.NET Web Forms
8 3 (13.04%) DevOps
8 3 (13.04%) Presales
8 3 (13.04%) Dependency Injection
8 3 (13.04%) Manufacturing
8 3 (13.04%) Agile Software Development
8 3 (13.04%) NUnit
8 3 (13.04%) F#
8 3 (13.04%) Microsoft Azure
8 3 (13.04%) Entity Framework
8 3 (13.04%) Sage 200
8 3 (13.04%) Sage 50
8 3 (13.04%) Relational Database
8 3 (13.04%) PL/SQL

LINQ
Co-occurring IT Skills in Southampton 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 10 (43.48%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 3 (13.04%) Sage 200
1 3 (13.04%) Sage 50
Cloud Services
1 3 (13.04%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (8.70%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (43.48%) SQL Server
2 3 (13.04%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 3 (13.04%) NUnit
General
1 3 (13.04%) Manufacturing
2 2 (8.70%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 23 (100.00%) Developer
2 13 (56.52%) Software Developer
3 10 (43.48%) .NET Developer
3 10 (43.48%) C# Developer
3 10 (43.48%) C# Software Developer
4 7 (30.43%) VB.NET Developer
5 3 (13.04%) .NET Web Developer
5 3 (13.04%) Scientific Software Developer
5 3 (13.04%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (86.96%) .NET
1 20 (86.96%) ASP.NET
2 10 (43.48%) HTML
2 10 (43.48%) jQuery
2 10 (43.48%) Web Services
3 7 (30.43%) Ajax
4 4 (17.39%) ASP.NET Web Forms
5 3 (13.04%) CSS
5 3 (13.04%) Entity Framework
6 2 (8.70%) ASP.NET MVC
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (43.48%) Data Management
2 7 (30.43%) Web Development
3 6 (26.09%) MVC
4 3 (13.04%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (13.04%) Dependency Injection
4 3 (13.04%) DevOps
4 3 (13.04%) Presales
5 2 (8.70%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 23 (100.00%) C#
2 10 (43.48%) JavaScript
2 10 (43.48%) SQL
3 7 (30.43%) VB.NET
4 3 (13.04%) C++
4 3 (13.04%) F#
4 3 (13.04%) PL/SQL
Vendors
1 13 (56.52%) Oracle
2 3 (13.04%) Sage