The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for LINQ to SQL skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited LINQ to SQL over the 3 months to 28 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

LINQ to SQL (L2S)
UK
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 817 929 914
Rank change year-on-year +112 -15  
Permanent jobs citing LINQ to SQL 41 25 64
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.048% 0.024% 0.059%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.12% 0.063% 0.16%
Number of salaries quoted 35 21 43
Median salary £37,500 £40,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -6.25% -5.88%  
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £35,000 £35,490
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £36,250 £40,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year -9.37% -20.00%  

LINQ to SQL 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 with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Software Library & Framework Skills
UK
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 34276 39857 40737
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 40.22% 38.33% 37.70%
Number of salaries quoted 29253 34347 34594
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +1.12%  
90% offered a salary of more than £31,500 £30,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £67,500
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year -5.88% +6.25%  

LINQ to SQL
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing LINQ to SQL as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

Job vacancy trend for LINQ to SQL in the UK

LINQ to SQL
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for LINQ to SQL in the UK

LINQ to SQL
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing LINQ to SQL over the 3 months to 28 March 2017.

Salary histogram for LINQ to SQL in the UK

LINQ to SQL
Top 21 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing LINQ to SQL within the UK over the 3 months to 28 March 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +119 36 £40,000 -4.19% 6
London +89 16 £47,500 -9.52% 3
North West -7 10 £35,000 -14.63% 1
Manchester -17 8 £36,250 -20.32% 1
Herefordshire - 6 £37,500 -
West Midlands - 6 £37,500 -
Ross-on-Wye - 3 £40,000 -
City of London - 3 - -
South East +49 2 £55,000 +25.00% 1
Liverpool - 2 £30,000 -
Merseyside - 2 £30,000 -
Berkshire +39 1 £37,500 -31.81%
Reading +33 1 £37,500 -31.81%
Nottinghamshire +6 1 £35,000 -6.66%
East Midlands +4 1 £35,000 -6.66%
Nottingham +2 1 £35,000 -6.66%
Newmarket - 1 £45,000 -
Guildford - 1 £72,500 -
East of England - 1 £45,000 - 1
Surrey - 1 £72,500 -
Suffolk - 1 £45,000 -

For the 6 months to 28 March 2017, IT jobs citing LINQ to SQL also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads with a requirement for LINQ to SQL.

1 72 (98.63%) C#
1 72 (98.63%) SQL
1 72 (98.63%) .NET
2 67 (91.78%) SQL Server
3 63 (86.30%) MVC
4 62 (84.93%) LINQ
5 58 (79.45%) Entity Framework
6 57 (78.08%) Agile Software Development
7 56 (76.71%) .NET Framework
8 49 (67.12%) Microsoft
9 45 (61.64%) Team Foundation Server
10 43 (58.90%) jQuery
11 40 (54.79%) TDD
12 39 (53.42%) ASP.NET
13 36 (49.32%) JavaScript
14 34 (46.58%) ASP.NET MVC
15 31 (42.47%) MS Excel
16 30 (41.10%) Windows
17 29 (39.73%) CSS
17 29 (39.73%) HTML
18 25 (34.25%) Visual Studio
18 25 (34.25%) WCF
19 23 (31.51%) WPF
20 21 (28.77%) Scrum
20 21 (28.77%) CMS
21 19 (26.03%) Web Services
21 19 (26.03%) Unit Testing
22 18 (24.66%) ASP.NET Web API
22 18 (24.66%) NHibernate
23 17 (23.29%) OO

LINQ to SQL
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 21 (28.77%) CMS
2 14 (19.18%) IIS
3 4 (5.48%) Umbraco
4 2 (2.74%) Apache
4 2 (2.74%) Sitecore CMS
4 2 (2.74%) WordPress
5 1 (1.37%) SharePoint
5 1 (1.37%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 31 (42.47%) MS Excel
2 7 (9.59%) InDesign
2 7 (9.59%) MicroStation
2 7 (9.59%) MS Office
3 1 (1.37%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (2.74%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (2.74%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 13 (17.81%) Microsoft Azure
2 9 (12.33%) SaaS
3 1 (1.37%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.37%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 7 (9.59%) Ethernet
1 7 (9.59%) RS-232
1 7 (9.59%) TCP/IP
2 1 (1.37%) Cisco ICM
2 1 (1.37%) Cisco IOS
2 1 (1.37%) Firewall
2 1 (1.37%) FTP
2 1 (1.37%) VPN
2 1 (1.37%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 67 (91.78%) SQL Server
2 9 (12.33%) Azure SQL Database
2 9 (12.33%) SQL Server 2008
3 7 (9.59%) MySQL
3 7 (9.59%) RDBMS
3 7 (9.59%) Relational Database
3 7 (9.59%) SQL Server 2012
3 7 (9.59%) SQL Server 2014
4 6 (8.22%) Crystal Reports
5 2 (2.74%) Redis
6 1 (1.37%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 45 (61.64%) Team Foundation Server
2 25 (34.25%) Visual Studio
3 12 (16.44%) NUnit
4 9 (12.33%) Git (software)
4 9 (12.33%) Mercurial
4 9 (12.33%) Subversion
5 7 (9.59%) Microsoft Blend
5 7 (9.59%) MSI
5 7 (9.59%) MSTest
5 7 (9.59%) NuGet
5 7 (9.59%) WiX
6 2 (2.74%) Moq
7 1 (1.37%) TeamCity
7 1 (1.37%) WebDriver
General
1 16 (21.92%) Marketing
2 5 (6.85%) Retail
3 3 (4.11%) Finance
4 2 (2.74%) Electronics
4 2 (2.74%) Games
4 2 (2.74%) Manufacturing
4 2 (2.74%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.37%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 67 (91.78%) Developer
2 39 (53.42%) .NET Developer
3 37 (50.68%) C# Developer
4 31 (42.47%) Senior Developer
5 24 (32.88%) C# .NET Developer
6 17 (23.29%) Senior C# Developer
7 12 (16.44%) Senior .NET Developer
8 9 (12.33%) Applications Developer
8 9 (12.33%) Senior Applications Developer
9 8 (10.96%) ASP.NET Developer
9 8 (10.96%) C# ASP.NET Developer
9 8 (10.96%) Senior C# .NET Developer
10 7 (9.59%) Web Developer
11 5 (6.85%) Senior SQL Developer
11 5 (6.85%) Senior Web Developer
11 5 (6.85%) SQL Developer
12 4 (5.48%) Agile .NET Developer
12 4 (5.48%) Agile C# Developer
12 4 (5.48%) Agile Developer
12 4 (5.48%) Senior Agile Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 72 (98.63%) .NET
2 62 (84.93%) LINQ
3 58 (79.45%) Entity Framework
4 56 (76.71%) .NET Framework
5 43 (58.90%) jQuery
6 39 (53.42%) ASP.NET
7 34 (46.58%) ASP.NET MVC
8 29 (39.73%) CSS
8 29 (39.73%) HTML
9 25 (34.25%) WCF
10 23 (31.51%) WPF
11 19 (26.03%) Web Services
12 18 (24.66%) ASP.NET Web API
12 18 (24.66%) NHibernate
13 15 (20.55%) ASP.NET Web Forms
14 14 (19.18%) Ajax
14 14 (19.18%) Classic ASP
14 14 (19.18%) XML
15 13 (17.81%) AngularJS
16 12 (16.44%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 9 (12.33%) Enterprise Software
2 7 (9.59%) Data Structures
2 7 (9.59%) Industrial Internet of Things
2 7 (9.59%) Internet of Things
2 7 (9.59%) iPad
2 7 (9.59%) iPhone
3 3 (4.11%) Computer Science
4 2 (2.74%) Fintech
4 2 (2.74%) Management Information System
4 2 (2.74%) N-Tier
4 2 (2.74%) Online Games
5 1 (1.37%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.37%) Animation
5 1 (1.37%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.37%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 30 (41.10%) Windows
2 7 (9.59%) Linux
2 7 (9.59%) Mac OS
2 7 (9.59%) Windows Embedded Compact
3 1 (1.37%) Apple iOS
3 1 (1.37%) Windows Server
3 1 (1.37%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (1.37%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 63 (86.30%) MVC
2 57 (78.08%) Agile Software Development
3 40 (54.79%) TDD
4 21 (28.77%) Scrum
5 19 (26.03%) Unit Testing
6 17 (23.29%) OO
7 15 (20.55%) Software Engineering
8 12 (16.44%) Mentoring
9 11 (15.07%) Continuous Integration
10 10 (13.70%) DevOps
10 10 (13.70%) Web Development
11 9 (12.33%) Automated Testing
11 9 (12.33%) Multithreading
11 9 (12.33%) Software Delivery
12 7 (9.59%) Dependency Injection
12 7 (9.59%) Inversion of Control
12 7 (9.59%) Kanban
12 7 (9.59%) MVVM
12 7 (9.59%) Physics
12 7 (9.59%) Product Management
Programming Languages
1 72 (98.63%) C#
1 72 (98.63%) SQL
2 36 (49.32%) JavaScript
3 17 (23.29%) T-SQL
4 14 (19.18%) C++
5 12 (16.44%) VB.NET
6 9 (12.33%) XAML
7 7 (9.59%) C
8 2 (2.74%) PowerShell
8 2 (2.74%) VB
8 2 (2.74%) VB6
8 2 (2.74%) VBA
9 1 (1.37%) Java
9 1 (1.37%) Tcl
9 1 (1.37%) XPath
Qualifications
1 13 (17.81%) Degree
2 12 (16.44%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (4.11%) MCPD
3 3 (4.11%) MCTS
4 1 (1.37%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.37%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.11%) QA
System Software
1 2 (2.74%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.37%) Firmware
2 1 (1.37%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (1.37%) AirWatch
1 1 (1.37%) Cisco CUCM
1 1 (1.37%) SCCM
Vendors
1 49 (67.12%) Microsoft
2 13 (17.81%) Telerik
3 11 (15.07%) Google
4 7 (9.59%) Adobe
5 2 (2.74%) SAP
5 2 (2.74%) Sitecore
6 1 (1.37%) Cisco
6 1 (1.37%) Citrix
6 1 (1.37%) Cognizant
6 1 (1.37%) Polycom
6 1 (1.37%) Sage
6 1 (1.37%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (1.37%) Twitter
6 1 (1.37%) VMware
6 1 (1.37%) Xamarin
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