Period
to 16 December 2018

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 16 December 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Language Integrated Query (LINQ)
UK
6 months to
16 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 515 462 400
Rank change year-on-year -53 -62 -48
Permanent jobs citing LINQ 826 1,147 1,437
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.52% 0.64% 0.78%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.32% 1.60% 1.98%
Number of salaries quoted 712 1,048 1,329
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £32,500 £32,500 £30,000
90th Percentile £63,750 £63,750 £66,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £43,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +3.45% -3.33% +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 62,523 71,542 72,689
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 39.53% 40.15% 39.24%
Number of salaries quoted 51,309 59,571 62,890
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £31,250 £29,750 £28,750
90th Percentile £84,750 £77,500 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +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 16 December 2018.

Salary histogram for LINQ in the UK

LINQ
Top 15 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 16 December 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
England -58 780 £45,000 - 112
UK excluding London +42 603 £45,000 +3.45% 88
London -161 220 £57,500 +15.00% 29
South East +2 200 £42,500 - 30
Midlands +42 140 £45,000 - 16
North of England -24 106 £45,000 -10.00% 17
West Midlands +59 93 £45,000 - 8
East of England +50 76 £45,000 - 15
North West -29 60 £43,750 -12.50% 9
East Midlands +26 47 £40,000 -11.11% 7
Scotland +38 42 £50,000 +8.11% 1
South West -6 38 £41,058 +2.65% 5
Yorkshire +16 37 £45,000 -18.18% 7
North East +9 9 £47,500 +18.75% 1
Northern Ireland -8 1 £42,500 +30.77%

For the 6 months to 16 December 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 with a requirement for LINQ.

1 799 (96.73%) C#
2 732 (88.62%) .NET
3 529 (64.04%) HTML
4 484 (58.60%) JavaScript
5 476 (57.63%) MVC
6 464 (56.17%) SQL
7 459 (55.57%) ASP.NET
8 452 (54.72%) CSS
9 446 (54.00%) Entity Framework
10 443 (53.63%) SQL Server
11 422 (51.09%) .NET Framework
12 388 (46.97%) Agile Software Development
13 349 (42.25%) jQuery
14 301 (36.44%) WCF
15 288 (34.87%) ASP.NET MVC
16 259 (31.36%) Web Services
17 245 (29.66%) AngularJS
18 235 (28.45%) TDD
19 234 (28.33%) HTML5
20 232 (28.09%) Finance
21 211 (25.54%) ASP.NET Web API
22 209 (25.30%) Scrum
23 207 (25.06%) Microsoft
24 202 (24.46%) WPF
25 193 (23.37%) Visual Studio
26 166 (20.10%) Software Engineering
27 151 (18.28%) T-SQL
28 149 (18.04%) Windows
29 147 (17.80%) JSON
30 142 (17.19%) Team Foundation Server

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 78 (9.44%) IIS
2 35 (4.24%) CMS
3 22 (2.66%) Confluence
4 20 (2.42%) Sitecore CMS
5 16 (1.94%) WebSphere
6 15 (1.82%) Elasticsearch
7 11 (1.33%) SharePoint
8 7 (0.85%) NServiceBus
9 4 (0.48%) Drupal
9 4 (0.48%) SharePoint 2013
9 4 (0.48%) Sitefinity
10 3 (0.36%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 2 (0.24%) BizTalk Server
11 2 (0.24%) Mendix
11 2 (0.24%) WordPress
12 1 (0.12%) SAP Portal
Applications
1 4 (0.48%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (0.36%) Doxygen
3 2 (0.24%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (0.12%) Adobe Illustrator
4 1 (0.12%) Maya
Business Applications
1 20 (2.42%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.24%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (0.24%) Endur
2 2 (0.24%) NetSuite
3 1 (0.12%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 100 (12.11%) Microsoft Azure
2 38 (4.60%) Amazon AWS
3 25 (3.03%) SaaS
4 24 (2.91%) NuGet
5 18 (2.18%) npm
6 13 (1.57%) Google Cloud Platform
7 12 (1.45%) Dynamics 365
8 8 (0.97%) Office 365
9 5 (0.61%) Amazon EC2
9 5 (0.61%) Amazon S3
10 4 (0.48%) PaaS
11 2 (0.24%) Amazon SQS
11 2 (0.24%) AWS CodePipeline
11 2 (0.24%) AWS Lambda
11 2 (0.24%) GitHub
11 2 (0.24%) Serverless
12 1 (0.12%) Boomi
12 1 (0.12%) Cloud Computing
12 1 (0.12%) iPaaS
12 1 (0.12%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 32 (3.87%) Internet
2 10 (1.21%) Intranet
3 7 (0.85%) DNS
4 6 (0.73%) IMAP
4 6 (0.73%) SMTP
5 5 (0.61%) SMS
6 4 (0.48%) Cisco ASA
6 4 (0.48%) Network Security
7 2 (0.24%) SSL
8 1 (0.12%) FTP
8 1 (0.12%) HTTP
8 1 (0.12%) Modbus
8 1 (0.12%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 443 (53.63%) SQL Server
2 77 (9.32%) SQL Server 2012
3 66 (7.99%) Relational Database
4 49 (5.93%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 45 (5.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 38 (4.60%) SQL Server 2008
7 34 (4.12%) MySQL
8 31 (3.75%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 25 (3.03%) SQL Server 2014
10 23 (2.78%) NoSQL
11 16 (1.94%) SQLite
12 15 (1.82%) MongoDB
13 13 (1.57%) Couchbase
14 8 (0.97%) Oracle Database
15 6 (0.73%) PostgreSQL
15 6 (0.73%) RavenDB
15 6 (0.73%) RDBMS
16 5 (0.61%) Azure SQL Database
16 5 (0.61%) Redis
17 4 (0.48%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 193 (23.37%) Visual Studio
2 142 (17.19%) Team Foundation Server
3 137 (16.59%) NUnit
4 133 (16.10%) Git (software)
5 63 (7.63%) TeamCity
6 52 (6.30%) StyleCop
7 48 (5.81%) MSTest
8 31 (3.75%) Octopus Deploy
9 30 (3.63%) Selenium
10 29 (3.51%) Jasmine
10 29 (3.51%) JIRA
11 28 (3.39%) ReSharper
12 27 (3.27%) MSBuild
12 27 (3.27%) SpecFlow
13 23 (2.78%) Plastic SCM
14 21 (2.54%) Visual Studio Code
15 20 (2.42%) Grunt
15 20 (2.42%) gulp
16 19 (2.30%) Karma Test Runner
17 16 (1.94%) webpack
General
1 232 (28.09%) Finance
2 69 (8.35%) Banking
3 63 (7.63%) Retail
4 32 (3.87%) Front Office
5 25 (3.03%) Telecoms
6 23 (2.78%) Marketing
7 21 (2.54%) Manufacturing
8 13 (1.57%) Electronics
9 12 (1.45%) Games
9 12 (1.45%) Legal
10 11 (1.33%) Back Office
11 10 (1.21%) Investment Banking
12 6 (0.73%) Music Industry
12 6 (0.73%) Pharmaceutical
13 4 (0.48%) Publishing
14 3 (0.36%) Automotive
15 2 (0.24%) German Language
Job Titles
1 712 (86.20%) Developer
2 402 (48.67%) .NET Developer
3 398 (48.18%) C# Developer
4 226 (27.36%) C# .NET Developer
5 158 (19.13%) Software Developer
6 139 (16.83%) Senior Developer
7 100 (12.11%) ASP.NET Developer
8 99 (11.99%) Full Stack Developer
9 96 (11.62%) C# Software Developer
10 87 (10.53%) C# ASP.NET Developer
11 82 (9.93%) Senior C# Developer
12 81 (9.81%) .NET Software Developer
13 77 (9.32%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
14 76 (9.20%) Software Engineer
15 73 (8.84%) Senior .NET Developer
16 58 (7.02%) SQL Developer
17 54 (6.54%) C# Software Engineer
18 49 (5.93%) Senior C# .NET Developer
19 44 (5.33%) JavaScript Developer
20 42 (5.08%) .NET Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 732 (88.62%) .NET
2 529 (64.04%) HTML
3 459 (55.57%) ASP.NET
4 452 (54.72%) CSS
5 446 (54.00%) Entity Framework
6 422 (51.09%) .NET Framework
7 349 (42.25%) jQuery
8 301 (36.44%) WCF
9 288 (34.87%) ASP.NET MVC
10 259 (31.36%) Web Services
11 245 (29.66%) AngularJS
12 234 (28.33%) HTML5
13 211 (25.54%) ASP.NET Web API
14 202 (24.46%) WPF
15 147 (17.80%) JSON
16 139 (16.83%) XML
17 115 (13.92%) Twitter Bootstrap
18 109 (13.20%) RESTful
19 94 (11.38%) REST
20 86 (10.41%) .NET Core
Miscellaneous
1 91 (11.02%) Greenfield Project
2 66 (7.99%) User Experience
3 38 (4.60%) Analytical Skills
4 26 (3.15%) Fintech
5 18 (2.18%) Algorithms
5 18 (2.18%) CCTV
6 17 (2.06%) Self-Motivation
7 14 (1.69%) Hedge funds
7 14 (1.69%) Internet of Things
8 13 (1.57%) Blog
8 13 (1.57%) Client/Server
9 9 (1.09%) FMCG
9 9 (1.09%) SCADA
10 8 (0.97%) Data Structures
11 6 (0.73%) Anti-Piracy
12 5 (0.61%) Enterprise Software
12 5 (0.61%) N-Tier
13 4 (0.48%) Mobile App
14 3 (0.36%) Derivative
14 3 (0.36%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 149 (18.04%) Windows
2 23 (2.78%) Linux
3 20 (2.42%) Windows 10
4 18 (2.18%) Windows Server
5 15 (1.82%) Android
5 15 (1.82%) Apple iOS
6 2 (0.24%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.12%) Unix
7 1 (0.12%) Windows Phone
7 1 (0.12%) Windows Phone 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 476 (57.63%) MVC
2 388 (46.97%) Agile Software Development
3 235 (28.45%) TDD
4 209 (25.30%) Scrum
5 166 (20.10%) Software Engineering
6 112 (13.56%) Continuous Integration
7 109 (13.20%) OO
8 106 (12.83%) Web Development
9 99 (11.99%) Unit Testing
10 97 (11.74%) Problem-Solving
11 80 (9.69%) Computer Science
12 78 (9.44%) MVVM
13 67 (8.11%) SDLC
14 65 (7.87%) Continuous Improvement
15 63 (7.63%) Test Automation
16 55 (6.66%) SOLID
17 54 (6.54%) Multithreading
18 51 (6.17%) Time Management
19 50 (6.05%) Front End Development
20 49 (5.93%) UML
Programming Languages
1 799 (96.73%) C#
2 484 (58.60%) JavaScript
3 464 (56.17%) SQL
4 151 (18.28%) T-SQL
5 63 (7.63%) PL/SQL
6 50 (6.05%) Java
7 45 (5.45%) C++
8 44 (5.33%) TypeScript
9 27 (3.27%) PowerShell
10 21 (2.54%) VB.NET
11 17 (2.06%) PHP
12 15 (1.82%) Shell Script
13 13 (1.57%) VBScript
14 11 (1.33%) VB
15 10 (1.21%) C
15 10 (1.21%) F#
16 8 (0.97%) Python
17 7 (0.85%) XAML
18 4 (0.48%) R
19 3 (0.36%) Apple Swift
Qualifications
1 93 (11.26%) Degree
2 19 (2.30%) Computer Science Degree
3 4 (0.48%) Master's Degree
4 3 (0.36%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (0.24%) Numerate Degree
6 1 (0.12%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.12%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 44 (5.33%) QA
2 3 (0.36%) DICOM
3 1 (0.12%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.12%) GDPR
3 1 (0.12%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.12%) PMO
System Software
1 18 (2.18%) Docker
2 10 (1.21%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 16 (1.94%) Kubernetes
2 13 (1.57%) Kibana
3 8 (0.97%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 1 (0.12%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 207 (25.06%) Microsoft
2 64 (7.75%) Oracle
3 26 (3.15%) Google
3 26 (3.15%) Sitecore
4 20 (2.42%) Atlassian
5 14 (1.69%) BT
5 14 (1.69%) SAP
6 11 (1.33%) Xamarin
7 6 (0.73%) Sony
8 5 (0.61%) Telerik
9 4 (0.48%) Cisco
9 4 (0.48%) Thunderhead
10 3 (0.36%) DevExpress
10 3 (0.36%) TIBCO
11 2 (0.24%) Apple
11 2 (0.24%) Fujitsu
11 2 (0.24%) IBM
11 2 (0.24%) JD Edwards
11 2 (0.24%) RedGate
11 2 (0.24%) Twitter