Period
to 23 November 2017

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 6 months to 23 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Language Integrated Query (LINQ)
UK
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 435 381 337
Rank change year-on-year -54 -44 -59
Permanent jobs citing LINQ 1216 1518 2109
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.68% 0.80% 0.97%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.68% 2.05% 2.55%
Number of salaries quoted 1115 1418 1925
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £32,250 £29,175 £28,600
90th Percentile £63,750 £66,250 £62,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £45,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year -5.56% +12.50% -

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 with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills.

All Software Libraries and Frameworks
UK
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills 72188 74049 82710
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 40.07% 39.01% 38.03%
Number of salaries quoted 60025 64270 70733
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +1.12%
10th Percentile £29,750 £28,750 £27,500
90th Percentile £77,500 £76,250 £73,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +6.25% -

LINQ
Job Vacancy Trend

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

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 6 months to 23 November 2017.

Salary histogram for LINQ in the UK

LINQ
Top 16 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 6 months to 23 November 2017. 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
England -57 1179 £45,000 - 84
UK excluding London -74 646 £42,500 -5.56% 59
London -9 544 £50,000 - 26
South East -49 218 £42,500 -5.56% 20
North of England -43 179 £45,000 - 16
Midlands -34 121 £45,000 +20.00% 9
North West -51 117 £45,000 - 14
West Midlands -20 79 £45,000 +5.88% 1
South West +26 59 £41,250 +17.86% 6
Yorkshire +5 57 £44,000 -12.00% 2
East of England -52 56 £45,000 -10.00% 7
East Midlands +1 42 £45,000 +20.00% 8
Wales +20 6 £40,000 +45.45%
North East +1 5 £40,000 +14.29%
Scotland -6 5 £32,500 -16.13% 1
Northern Ireland - 2 £32,500 -

For the 6 months to 23 November 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 1197 (98.44%) C#
2 1141 (93.83%) .NET
3 906 (74.51%) MVC
4 904 (74.34%) ASP.NET
5 891 (73.27%) SQL Server
6 767 (63.08%) JavaScript
7 700 (57.57%) Agile Software Development
8 689 (56.66%) HTML
9 643 (52.88%) CSS
10 637 (52.38%) ASP.NET MVC
11 587 (48.27%) SQL
12 564 (46.38%) WCF
13 541 (44.49%) .NET Framework
14 505 (41.53%) WPF
15 487 (40.05%) Scrum
16 485 (39.88%) TDD
17 440 (36.18%) jQuery
18 439 (36.10%) Entity Framework
19 378 (31.09%) NUnit
20 349 (28.70%) Web Services
21 346 (28.45%) Microsoft
22 330 (27.14%) NHibernate
23 318 (26.15%) HTML5
24 299 (24.59%) AngularJS
24 299 (24.59%) XML
25 287 (23.60%) ASP.NET MVC 5
26 277 (22.78%) T-SQL
27 271 (22.29%) ASP.NET Web API
28 260 (21.38%) Web Application Development
29 256 (21.05%) Ajax

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 81 (6.66%) SharePoint
2 62 (5.10%) IIS
3 56 (4.61%) CMS
4 45 (3.70%) BizTalk Server
5 43 (3.54%) SharePoint 2013
6 31 (2.55%) Umbraco
7 18 (1.48%) WebSphere
8 17 (1.40%) Elasticsearch
9 14 (1.15%) SharePoint Server
10 13 (1.07%) Hyperledger
11 12 (0.99%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 10 (0.82%) EPiServer
13 8 (0.66%) Sitecore CMS
14 7 (0.58%) Alfresco
14 7 (0.58%) Ethereum
15 5 (0.41%) MS Exchange
16 4 (0.33%) Apache Solr
16 4 (0.33%) NServiceBus
16 4 (0.33%) SharePoint 2010
17 3 (0.25%) Sitefinity
Applications
1 21 (1.73%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (0.33%) 3ds Max
2 4 (0.33%) InfoPath
2 4 (0.33%) Maya
3 2 (0.16%) Adobe Illustrator
4 1 (0.082%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (0.082%) Photoshop
4 1 (0.082%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 20 (1.64%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.16%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (0.16%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.082%) Magento
3 1 (0.082%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 125 (10.28%) Microsoft Azure
2 30 (2.47%) SaaS
3 22 (1.81%) Amazon AWS
4 11 (0.90%) npm
5 9 (0.74%) Cloud Computing
6 8 (0.66%) Office 365
7 4 (0.33%) GitHub
8 2 (0.16%) Dynamics 365
8 2 (0.16%) PaaS
9 1 (0.082%) Azure Active Directory
9 1 (0.082%) IaaS
9 1 (0.082%) OneDrive
9 1 (0.082%) Serverless
9 1 (0.082%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 49 (4.03%) Internet
2 34 (2.80%) Broadband
3 28 (2.30%) TCP/IP
4 21 (1.73%) Intranet
5 13 (1.07%) HTTP
6 7 (0.58%) Extranet
7 4 (0.33%) PPP
7 4 (0.33%) SMS
8 3 (0.25%) DNS
8 3 (0.25%) Ethernet
8 3 (0.25%) IMAP
8 3 (0.25%) RS-232
8 3 (0.25%) SMTP
9 2 (0.16%) ATM
9 2 (0.16%) Bluetooth
9 2 (0.16%) Firewall
9 2 (0.16%) Network Security
10 1 (0.082%) Skype
10 1 (0.082%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 891 (73.27%) SQL Server
2 238 (19.57%) SQL Server 2014
3 123 (10.12%) SQL Server 2008
4 57 (4.69%) SQL Server 2012
5 46 (3.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 41 (3.37%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 33 (2.71%) MySQL
8 31 (2.55%) Relational Database
9 30 (2.47%) PostgreSQL
10 22 (1.81%) MongoDB
11 19 (1.56%) Azure SQL Database
12 18 (1.48%) KDB
12 18 (1.48%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 15 (1.23%) Oracle Database
14 12 (0.99%) Data Warehouse
15 11 (0.90%) Oracle Database 11g
16 10 (0.82%) NoSQL
17 9 (0.74%) RDBMS
17 9 (0.74%) Redis
18 8 (0.66%) Blockchain
Development Applications
1 378 (31.09%) NUnit
2 236 (19.41%) Visual Studio
3 227 (18.67%) Subversion
4 225 (18.50%) Rhino Mocks
5 127 (10.44%) Team Foundation Server
6 126 (10.36%) Git (software)
7 103 (8.47%) Moq
8 83 (6.83%) MSTest
9 52 (4.28%) TeamCity
10 44 (3.62%) JIRA
11 28 (2.30%) Selenium
12 27 (2.22%) StyleCop
13 19 (1.56%) ReSharper
13 19 (1.56%) SpecFlow
14 17 (1.40%) CruiseControl
14 17 (1.40%) Octopus Deploy
15 16 (1.32%) LINQPad
16 14 (1.15%) gulp
16 14 (1.15%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
17 13 (1.07%) Jasmine
General
1 190 (15.63%) Finance
2 105 (8.63%) Games
3 54 (4.44%) Telecoms
4 47 (3.87%) Retail
5 33 (2.71%) Marketing
5 33 (2.71%) Music Industry
6 31 (2.55%) Front Office
7 30 (2.47%) Banking
8 23 (1.89%) Law
9 20 (1.64%) Retail Banking
10 19 (1.56%) Investment Banking
10 19 (1.56%) Pharmaceutical
11 16 (1.32%) Financial Institution
12 14 (1.15%) Billing
12 14 (1.15%) Manufacturing
13 13 (1.07%) Automotive
14 11 (0.90%) Back Office
14 11 (0.90%) Legal
15 9 (0.74%) Advertising
16 7 (0.58%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 1079 (88.73%) Developer
2 675 (55.51%) C# Developer
3 653 (53.70%) .NET Developer
4 430 (35.36%) C# .NET Developer
5 295 (24.26%) ASP.NET Developer
6 277 (22.78%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 234 (19.24%) Senior Developer
8 214 (17.60%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
9 183 (15.05%) Software Developer
10 155 (12.75%) Senior C# Developer
11 125 (10.28%) Senior .NET Developer
12 110 (9.05%) C# Software Developer
13 105 (8.63%) Web Developer
14 90 (7.40%) .NET Software Developer
15 89 (7.32%) Senior C# .NET Developer
16 85 (6.99%) SQL Developer
17 80 (6.58%) Software Engineer
18 77 (6.33%) Agile .NET Developer
18 77 (6.33%) Agile Developer
19 69 (5.67%) C# WPF Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1141 (93.83%) .NET
2 904 (74.34%) ASP.NET
3 689 (56.66%) HTML
4 643 (52.88%) CSS
5 637 (52.38%) ASP.NET MVC
6 564 (46.38%) WCF
7 541 (44.49%) .NET Framework
8 505 (41.53%) WPF
9 440 (36.18%) jQuery
10 439 (36.10%) Entity Framework
11 349 (28.70%) Web Services
12 330 (27.14%) NHibernate
13 318 (26.15%) HTML5
14 299 (24.59%) AngularJS
14 299 (24.59%) XML
15 287 (23.60%) ASP.NET MVC 5
16 271 (22.29%) ASP.NET Web API
17 256 (21.05%) Ajax
18 236 (19.41%) Silverlight
19 163 (13.40%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 113 (9.29%) Computer Science
1 113 (9.29%) Greenfield Project
2 57 (4.69%) Client/Server
3 43 (3.54%) Hedge funds
4 42 (3.45%) Analytical Skills
5 39 (3.21%) User Experience
6 38 (3.13%) Fintech
7 37 (3.04%) Digital TV
8 36 (2.96%) N-Tier
9 29 (2.38%) Social Network
10 28 (2.30%) Equities
11 20 (1.64%) Management Information System
12 17 (1.40%) Mobile App
13 16 (1.32%) Replication
14 14 (1.15%) Fixed Income
14 14 (1.15%) NHS
15 13 (1.07%) Enterprise Software
16 11 (0.90%) Social Media
17 7 (0.58%) Renewable Energy
18 6 (0.49%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 183 (15.05%) Windows
2 28 (2.30%) Windows Server
3 22 (1.81%) Android
4 20 (1.64%) Linux
5 13 (1.07%) Apple iOS
6 4 (0.33%) Windows Embedded Compact
7 3 (0.25%) Mac OS
7 3 (0.25%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (0.16%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 906 (74.51%) MVC
2 700 (57.57%) Agile Software Development
3 487 (40.05%) Scrum
4 485 (39.88%) TDD
5 260 (21.38%) Web Application Development
6 224 (18.42%) OO
7 223 (18.34%) Web Development
8 172 (14.14%) BDD
9 159 (13.08%) Software Engineering
10 133 (10.94%) MVVM
11 132 (10.86%) Continuous Integration
12 115 (9.46%) Unit Testing
13 114 (9.38%) SDLC
14 101 (8.31%) Kanban
15 81 (6.66%) Workflow
16 71 (5.84%) E-Commerce
16 71 (5.84%) UML
17 68 (5.59%) Test Automation
18 66 (5.43%) Multithreading
19 64 (5.26%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 1197 (98.44%) C#
2 767 (63.08%) JavaScript
3 587 (48.27%) SQL
4 277 (22.78%) T-SQL
5 176 (14.47%) VB.NET
6 113 (9.29%) C++
7 93 (7.65%) Java
8 79 (6.50%) PL/SQL
9 70 (5.76%) VB
10 60 (4.93%) PowerShell
11 37 (3.04%) TypeScript
12 24 (1.97%) C
13 11 (0.90%) PHP
13 11 (0.90%) Shell Script
14 10 (0.82%) XAML
15 9 (0.74%) XPath
16 8 (0.66%) Python
17 6 (0.49%) ANSI SQL
18 5 (0.41%) VBScript
19 4 (0.33%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 146 (12.01%) Degree
2 42 (3.45%) Microsoft Certification
3 27 (2.22%) Computer Science Degree
4 20 (1.64%) MCTS
5 17 (1.40%) MCAD
5 17 (1.40%) MCP
5 17 (1.40%) MCSD
6 7 (0.58%) MCSA
7 5 (0.41%) ISEB
7 5 (0.41%) ISEB Practitioner
8 3 (0.25%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (2.55%) QA
2 3 (0.25%) SLA
3 1 (0.082%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.082%) PMO
System Software
1 9 (0.74%) Docker
2 4 (0.33%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 16 (1.32%) Kibana
2 6 (0.49%) Opscode Chef
3 5 (0.41%) Puppet
4 4 (0.33%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 1 (0.082%) WMI
Vendors
1 346 (28.45%) Microsoft
2 58 (4.77%) Oracle
3 22 (1.81%) Cadence
4 21 (1.73%) Xamarin
5 20 (1.64%) Telerik
6 18 (1.48%) Sybase
7 17 (1.40%) Sitecore
8 14 (1.15%) Alias
9 12 (0.99%) DevExpress
9 12 (0.99%) SAP
10 7 (0.58%) Google
11 6 (0.49%) Charles River
11 6 (0.49%) ServiceNow
12 5 (0.41%) Atlassian
13 4 (0.33%) JD Edwards
13 4 (0.33%) Samsung
14 3 (0.25%) Adobe
15 2 (0.16%) Arista
15 2 (0.16%) BMC
15 2 (0.16%) Foundry