The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies 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 30 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Language Integrated Query (LINQ)
UK
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 371 345 311
Rank change year-on-year -26 -34  
Permanent jobs citing LINQ 656 939 1103
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.77% 0.90% 1.02%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.90% 2.34% 2.71%
Number of salaries quoted 614 881 980
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £40,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +11.11%  
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £31,000 £30,300
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £44,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year -3.40% +10.00%  

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 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 34444 40113 40673
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 40.29% 38.36% 37.78%
Number of salaries quoted 29393 34564 34560
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
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing LINQ 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 in the UK

LINQ
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for LINQ in the UK

LINQ
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing LINQ over the 3 months to 30 March 2017.

Salary histogram for LINQ in the UK

LINQ
Top 30 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing LINQ within the UK over the 3 months to 30 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 -33 614 £45,000 - 88
London +24 287 £55,000 +4.76% 25
South East -8 120 £45,000 - 19
Yorkshire +51 49 £40,000 -27.27% 7
North West -69 46 £42,500 -5.55% 13
East of England +7 45 £45,000 -10.00% 10
West Midlands +9 37 £43,750 -7.89% 4
Manchester -70 36 £42,500 -5.55% 10
Buckinghamshire +17 32 £45,000 -5.26% 3
West Yorkshire +22 30 £45,000 -18.18% 2
Milton Keynes +7 27 £45,000 -5.26% 1
Berkshire +30 26 £37,500 -25.00% 5
Leeds +24 21 £55,000 - 2
Reading +44 18 £32,500 -27.77% 1
South West -3 16 £35,000 -9.09% 4
West Sussex +19 15 £39,500 -7.05% 2
City of London +11 15 £62,500 +6.38% 2
Cambridgeshire -1 15 £50,000 -9.09% 3
Hampshire -20 14 £35,000 -5.08% 5
Birmingham +18 13 £45,000 +30.43% 1
York +17 12 £40,000 +14.28% 3
North Yorkshire +17 12 £40,000 +6.66% 3
Chichester - 12 £42,500 - 1
East Midlands -18 11 £38,750 +0.64% 6
Coventry -1 10 £45,000 -10.00%
Kent +22 9 £35,000 -12.50% 1
Southampton 0 9 £35,000 +2.94% 3
Dorset +14 8 £40,000 +3.89%
Oxfordshire +6 8 £45,000 -14.28% 1
Norfolk -7 8 £42,500 - 3

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 with a requirement for LINQ.

1 1328 (98.01%) .NET
2 1301 (96.01%) C#
3 1019 (75.20%) ASP.NET
4 949 (70.04%) SQL Server
5 939 (69.30%) MVC
6 784 (57.86%) JavaScript
7 761 (56.16%) Agile Software Development
8 751 (55.42%) HTML
9 713 (52.62%) CSS
10 710 (52.40%) SQL
11 693 (51.14%) WCF
12 687 (50.70%) ASP.NET MVC
13 664 (49.00%) .NET Framework
14 549 (40.52%) WPF
15 536 (39.56%) TDD
16 527 (38.89%) jQuery
17 497 (36.68%) Entity Framework
18 477 (35.20%) Microsoft
19 450 (33.21%) Scrum
20 397 (29.30%) Web Services
21 374 (27.60%) NUnit
22 356 (26.27%) XML
23 347 (25.61%) T-SQL
24 336 (24.80%) ASP.NET Web API
25 335 (24.72%) HTML5
26 330 (24.35%) Ajax
27 283 (20.89%) NHibernate
28 277 (20.44%) AngularJS
29 275 (20.30%) ASP.NET MVC 5
30 260 (19.19%) VB.NET

LINQ
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
1 120 (8.86%) IIS
2 56 (4.13%) BizTalk Server
3 45 (3.32%) CMS
4 44 (3.25%) SharePoint
5 35 (2.58%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 27 (1.99%) SharePoint 2013
7 21 (1.55%) Sitecore CMS
8 8 (0.59%) Confluence
8 8 (0.59%) Umbraco
9 6 (0.44%) WordPress
10 5 (0.37%) Drupal
11 4 (0.30%) EPiServer
12 3 (0.22%) Alfresco
13 2 (0.15%) Elasticsearch
13 2 (0.15%) NServiceBus
13 2 (0.15%) Tomcat
14 1 (0.074%) MQSeries
14 1 (0.074%) SAP Portal
14 1 (0.074%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 163 (12.03%) MS Excel
2 25 (1.85%) MS Office
3 21 (1.55%) Photoshop
4 8 (0.59%) Fireworks
5 7 (0.52%) InDesign
5 7 (0.52%) MicroStation
6 6 (0.44%) HipChat
6 6 (0.44%) MS Visio
7 2 (0.15%) 3ds Max
7 2 (0.15%) Adobe Illustrator
7 2 (0.15%) Maya
8 1 (0.074%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 46 (3.39%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (0.37%) RMDS
3 3 (0.22%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 2 (0.15%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.074%) Sage 200
5 1 (0.074%) Sage 50
5 1 (0.074%) Scribe Insight
Cloud Services
1 123 (9.08%) Microsoft Azure
2 66 (4.87%) Amazon AWS
3 33 (2.44%) SaaS
4 7 (0.52%) Office 365
5 5 (0.37%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.074%) Amazon S3
6 1 (0.074%) Amazon SQS
6 1 (0.074%) CloudFront
6 1 (0.074%) GitHub
6 1 (0.074%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 33 (2.44%) Internet
2 31 (2.29%) TCP/IP
3 29 (2.14%) HTTP
4 25 (1.85%) Broadband
5 15 (1.11%) SSL
6 7 (0.52%) Ethernet
6 7 (0.52%) RS-232
7 4 (0.30%) Firewall
7 4 (0.30%) Intranet
7 4 (0.30%) NFC
7 4 (0.30%) SMPP
7 4 (0.30%) SMS
8 3 (0.22%) Extranet
8 3 (0.22%) Multicast
8 3 (0.22%) SMTP
9 1 (0.074%) Cisco ASA
9 1 (0.074%) DHCP
9 1 (0.074%) DNS
9 1 (0.074%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 949 (70.04%) SQL Server
2 239 (17.64%) SQL Server 2014
3 117 (8.63%) SQL Server 2008
4 61 (4.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 50 (3.69%) Relational Database
6 46 (3.39%) MySQL
6 46 (3.39%) PostgreSQL
7 32 (2.36%) SQL Server 2012
8 24 (1.77%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 19 (1.40%) SQL Server 2005
10 17 (1.25%) Redis
11 14 (1.03%) NoSQL
12 13 (0.96%) RDBMS
13 11 (0.81%) Azure SQL Database
13 11 (0.81%) MongoDB
14 9 (0.66%) Big Data
15 8 (0.59%) Blockchain
15 8 (0.59%) SQL Server 2016
15 8 (0.59%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 7 (0.52%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 374 (27.60%) NUnit
2 205 (15.13%) Subversion
3 203 (14.98%) Rhino Mocks
4 196 (14.46%) Visual Studio
5 183 (13.51%) Team Foundation Server
6 140 (10.33%) Git (software)
7 97 (7.16%) MSTest
8 89 (6.57%) Moq
9 51 (3.76%) TeamCity
10 40 (2.95%) Selenium
11 31 (2.29%) JIRA
12 30 (2.21%) gulp
13 26 (1.92%) webpack
14 18 (1.33%) Mercurial
14 18 (1.33%) MSBuild
15 17 (1.25%) ReSharper
16 16 (1.18%) SpecFlow
17 12 (0.89%) Grunt
17 12 (0.89%) Jenkins
18 11 (0.81%) Jasmine
General
1 243 (17.93%) Finance
2 101 (7.45%) Games
3 75 (5.54%) Banking
4 54 (3.99%) Marketing
5 40 (2.95%) Advertising
6 36 (2.66%) Telecoms
7 30 (2.21%) Retail
8 26 (1.92%) Music Industry
9 20 (1.48%) Back Office
10 18 (1.33%) Front Office
11 14 (1.03%) Electronics
12 11 (0.81%) Brand Awareness
13 8 (0.59%) Manufacturing
14 7 (0.52%) Publishing
15 6 (0.44%) Automotive
16 5 (0.37%) Financial Institution
17 4 (0.30%) Military
18 3 (0.22%) German Language
18 3 (0.22%) Pharmaceutical
19 2 (0.15%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 1161 (85.68%) Developer
2 726 (53.58%) .NET Developer
3 636 (46.94%) C# Developer
4 417 (30.77%) C# .NET Developer
5 271 (20.00%) ASP.NET Developer
6 222 (16.38%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 217 (16.01%) Senior Developer
8 197 (14.54%) Software Developer
9 189 (13.95%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
10 123 (9.08%) Software Engineer
11 119 (8.78%) Senior C# Developer
12 101 (7.45%) Senior .NET Developer
13 87 (6.42%) .NET Software Engineer
13 87 (6.42%) Web Developer
14 81 (5.98%) SQL Developer
15 79 (5.83%) Agile Developer
15 79 (5.83%) C# Software Developer
16 78 (5.76%) .NET Software Developer
16 78 (5.76%) C# Software Engineer
17 75 (5.54%) Agile .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1328 (98.01%) .NET
2 1019 (75.20%) ASP.NET
3 751 (55.42%) HTML
4 713 (52.62%) CSS
5 693 (51.14%) WCF
6 687 (50.70%) ASP.NET MVC
7 664 (49.00%) .NET Framework
8 549 (40.52%) WPF
9 527 (38.89%) jQuery
10 497 (36.68%) Entity Framework
11 397 (29.30%) Web Services
12 356 (26.27%) XML
13 336 (24.80%) ASP.NET Web API
14 335 (24.72%) HTML5
15 330 (24.35%) Ajax
16 283 (20.89%) NHibernate
17 277 (20.44%) AngularJS
18 275 (20.30%) ASP.NET MVC 5
19 216 (15.94%) Silverlight
20 198 (14.61%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 75 (5.54%) Computer Science
2 46 (3.39%) Mobile App
3 43 (3.17%) Hedge funds
3 43 (3.17%) User Experience
4 41 (3.03%) Client/Server
5 37 (2.73%) N-Tier
6 34 (2.51%) Social Network
7 31 (2.29%) Analytical Skills
7 31 (2.29%) iPad
8 26 (1.92%) Digital TV
9 23 (1.70%) Fintech
10 18 (1.33%) Blog
10 18 (1.33%) Enterprise Software
11 14 (1.03%) Mobile Payment
12 12 (0.89%) Xbox
13 8 (0.59%) Bitcoin
13 8 (0.59%) Social Media
14 7 (0.52%) Data Structures
14 7 (0.52%) iPhone
14 7 (0.52%) Streaming Media
Operating Systems
1 196 (14.46%) Windows
2 15 (1.11%) Windows Server
3 10 (0.74%) Android
3 10 (0.74%) Apple iOS
4 8 (0.59%) Windows Embedded Compact
5 7 (0.52%) Linux
5 7 (0.52%) Mac OS
6 2 (0.15%) Windows NT
6 2 (0.15%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.074%) Mac OS X
7 1 (0.074%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 939 (69.30%) MVC
2 761 (56.16%) Agile Software Development
3 536 (39.56%) TDD
4 450 (33.21%) Scrum
5 237 (17.49%) OO
6 234 (17.27%) Web Application Development
7 223 (16.46%) Web Development
8 184 (13.58%) Software Engineering
9 177 (13.06%) BDD
10 163 (12.03%) Continuous Integration
11 154 (11.37%) MVVM
12 124 (9.15%) SDLC
13 111 (8.19%) Unit Testing
14 109 (8.04%) E-Commerce
15 108 (7.97%) Kanban
16 89 (6.57%) SOA
17 82 (6.05%) UML
18 81 (5.98%) Multithreading
19 70 (5.17%) Dependency Injection
20 67 (4.94%) RUP
Programming Languages
1 1301 (96.01%) C#
2 784 (57.86%) JavaScript
3 710 (52.40%) SQL
4 347 (25.61%) T-SQL
5 260 (19.19%) VB.NET
6 137 (10.11%) C++
7 128 (9.45%) Java
8 78 (5.76%) PL/SQL
9 72 (5.31%) VB
10 46 (3.39%) XAML
11 43 (3.17%) TypeScript
12 27 (1.99%) C
13 14 (1.03%) PowerShell
13 14 (1.03%) Python
14 12 (0.89%) XPath
15 9 (0.66%) VBA
16 4 (0.30%) VB6
16 4 (0.30%) VBScript
17 3 (0.22%) PHP
17 3 (0.22%) VC++
Qualifications
1 164 (12.10%) Degree
2 50 (3.69%) Microsoft Certification
3 28 (2.07%) MCP
4 27 (1.99%) MCAD
4 27 (1.99%) MCSD
4 27 (1.99%) MCTS
5 3 (0.22%) HND
6 2 (0.15%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (2.66%) QA
2 7 (0.52%) PCI DSS
3 2 (0.15%) SEPA
System Software
1 9 (0.66%) Active Directory
2 4 (0.30%) XenApp
2 4 (0.30%) XenDesktop
3 3 (0.22%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.074%) Firmware
4 1 (0.074%) vCloud
4 1 (0.074%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (0.37%) MOM
1 5 (0.37%) SCCM
2 4 (0.30%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (0.22%) Cisco CUCM
4 2 (0.15%) Perfmon
Vendors
1 477 (35.20%) Microsoft
2 71 (5.24%) Oracle
3 42 (3.10%) Sitecore
4 23 (1.70%) Telerik
5 19 (1.40%) SAP
6 15 (1.11%) JD Edwards
6 15 (1.11%) PayPal
7 12 (0.89%) Xamarin
8 11 (0.81%) Google
9 9 (0.66%) Adobe
10 8 (0.59%) DevExpress
10 8 (0.59%) Sybase
11 6 (0.44%) Salesforce.com
11 6 (0.44%) Twitter
12 5 (0.37%) Cisco
12 5 (0.37%) Tableau
12 5 (0.37%) TIBCO
12 5 (0.37%) VMware
13 4 (0.30%) Infragistics
13 4 (0.30%) Wyse
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Austin Fraser
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + bens
Posted: Yesterday
Slough, Berkshire
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Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 23 hours ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
D4 Digital Recruitment
Salary: From £32,000 to £40,000 per annum Excellent Benefits
Posted: 14 hours ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
D4 Digital Recruitment
Salary: From £28,000 to £34,000 per annum Healthcare, Pension, 33 days Hols
Posted: 13 hours ago
London
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Surrey
Spargonet Consulting Plc
Salary: £55000 - £60000 per annum, Benefits Excellent Company Benefits
Posted: 23 hours ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
D4 Digital Recruitment
Salary: From £38,000 to £42,000 per annum Pension, Healthcare, 33 days Hols
Posted: 13 hours ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Harvey Nash plc
Posted: Yesterday
Chelmsford, Essex
Exposed Solutions
Salary: £36000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 16 hours ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
D4 Digital Recruitment
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum Healthcare, Pension, 33 days Holiday
Posted: 13 hours ago
Central London / West End
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 40-60K + Amazing Benefits
Posted: 19 hours ago
South West London
Ashdown IT
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum + private healthcare
Posted: 18 hours ago
London
Salt
Salary: £65000.00 - £80000.00 per annum
Posted: 18 hours ago
Ashford, Kent
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Redruth, Cornwall
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Salary: Good Salary and Amazing Benefits
Posted: 23 hours ago
London
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £45000 - £65000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
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Chichester, West Sussex
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Portsmouth, Hampshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 40-45k+Bonus+Bens
Posted: Yesterday
London
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: Up to £60,000 per annum plus benefits
Posted: 16 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: Up to £60,000 per annum plus benefits
Posted: 16 hours ago
Greater Manchester
Exposed Solutions
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 16 hours ago
London
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Salary: To 80K + Bens
Posted: 17 hours ago
London
HFG
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum, Benefits Bonus & Benefits
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ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £25000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
London
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Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
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Salary: £40k - 45k per year + package
Posted: 2 days ago
London
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Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
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Salary: 50,000 + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
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Salary: up to 60k plus benefits
Posted: 3 days ago