Period
to 24 February 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 24 February 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Language Integrated Query (LINQ)
UK
6 months to
24 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 446 384 351
Rank change year-on-year -62 -33 -56
Permanent jobs citing LINQ 1,094 1,381 1,953
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.62% 0.79% 0.93%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.53% 1.99% 2.40%
Number of salaries quoted 990 1,273 1,824
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +2.27% +10.00%
10th Percentile £31,250 £30,000 £29,825
90th Percentile £63,875 £66,250 £62,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%

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 71,359 69,455 81,372
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 40.74% 39.54% 38.55%
Number of salaries quoted 60,296 59,787 69,786
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £30,000 £29,000 £28,000
90th Percentile £78,750 £76,250 £75,000
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 24 February 2018.

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 24 February 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 -51 1,066 £45,000 - 149
UK excluding London -79 597 £45,000 - 107
London -20 481 £50,000 - 51
South East -43 221 £42,500 -5.56% 21
North of England -60 138 £50,000 +12.36% 38
North West -26 87 £50,000 +11.11% 25
Midlands -48 86 £45,000 +12.50% 17
East of England -42 72 £45,000 -10.00% 16
South West +37 67 £37,500 +7.14% 6
West Midlands -39 50 £51,250 +28.13% 9
Yorkshire -23 45 £52,500 +24.26% 8
East Midlands -10 36 £40,000 - 8
Scotland -27 8 £28,500 -28.75% 3
North East -21 6 £37,250 +6.43% 5
Wales +12 4 £29,250 +6.36% 6
Northern Ireland -15 1 - -

For the 6 months to 24 February 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 1,091 (99.73%) C#
2 1,003 (91.68%) .NET
3 818 (74.77%) ASP.NET
4 756 (69.10%) SQL Server
5 739 (67.55%) MVC
6 666 (60.88%) JavaScript
7 610 (55.76%) HTML
8 594 (54.30%) CSS
9 582 (53.20%) Agile Software Development
10 552 (50.46%) SQL
11 544 (49.73%) ASP.NET MVC
12 509 (46.53%) WCF
13 504 (46.07%) WPF
14 411 (37.57%) Scrum
15 380 (34.73%) .NET Framework
16 374 (34.19%) TDD
17 373 (34.10%) jQuery
18 351 (32.08%) NUnit
19 343 (31.35%) Entity Framework
20 309 (28.24%) NHibernate
20 309 (28.24%) XML
21 302 (27.61%) Microsoft
22 288 (26.33%) HTML5
23 287 (26.23%) Web Services
24 283 (25.87%) ASP.NET MVC 5
25 262 (23.95%) T-SQL
26 250 (22.85%) Silverlight
27 246 (22.49%) AngularJS
28 237 (21.66%) Web Application Development
29 226 (20.66%) Rhino Mocks

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 86 (7.86%) SharePoint
2 53 (4.84%) SharePoint 2013
3 46 (4.20%) BizTalk Server
4 37 (3.38%) IIS
5 35 (3.20%) Umbraco
6 34 (3.11%) Elasticsearch
7 32 (2.93%) CMS
8 18 (1.65%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 10 (0.91%) WebSphere
10 7 (0.64%) Hyperledger
11 6 (0.55%) SharePoint 2010
12 5 (0.46%) SharePoint Server
13 4 (0.37%) Sonic ESB
14 2 (0.18%) Confluence
14 2 (0.18%) GeoServer
14 2 (0.18%) NServiceBus
14 2 (0.18%) Sitefinity
14 2 (0.18%) WordPress
15 1 (0.091%) Apache Solr
15 1 (0.091%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 9 (0.82%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (0.46%) Adobe Illustrator
3 4 (0.37%) 3ds Max
3 4 (0.37%) InfoPath
3 4 (0.37%) Maya
4 1 (0.091%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 6 (0.55%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.091%) Elite 3E
Cloud Services
1 109 (9.96%) Microsoft Azure
2 26 (2.38%) Amazon AWS
3 18 (1.65%) SaaS
4 7 (0.64%) Office 365
4 7 (0.64%) OneDrive
5 4 (0.37%) npm
6 3 (0.27%) Cloud Computing
6 3 (0.27%) GitHub
6 3 (0.27%) PaaS
7 2 (0.18%) Azure Active Directory
7 2 (0.18%) Trello
8 1 (0.091%) IaaS
8 1 (0.091%) Serverless
8 1 (0.091%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 41 (3.75%) Internet
2 35 (3.20%) Broadband
3 18 (1.65%) TCP/IP
4 12 (1.10%) Firewall
5 11 (1.01%) Network Security
6 10 (0.91%) HTTP
7 7 (0.64%) SMS
8 3 (0.27%) DNS
8 3 (0.27%) IMAP
8 3 (0.27%) Intranet
8 3 (0.27%) PPP
8 3 (0.27%) SMTP
9 2 (0.18%) FTP
10 1 (0.091%) Bluetooth
10 1 (0.091%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 756 (69.10%) SQL Server
2 222 (20.29%) SQL Server 2014
3 87 (7.95%) SQL Server 2008
4 45 (4.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 39 (3.56%) SQL Server 2012
6 38 (3.47%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 37 (3.38%) Relational Database
8 31 (2.83%) MySQL
9 22 (2.01%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 15 (1.37%) PostgreSQL
11 14 (1.28%) Azure SQL Database
12 11 (1.01%) MongoDB
13 10 (0.91%) KDB
13 10 (0.91%) SQL Server 2016
14 9 (0.82%) Crystal Reports
14 9 (0.82%) DTS
14 9 (0.82%) NoSQL
15 8 (0.73%) Oracle Database
16 7 (0.64%) Blockchain
17 6 (0.55%) Spatial Data
Development Applications
1 351 (32.08%) NUnit
2 226 (20.66%) Rhino Mocks
3 186 (17.00%) Visual Studio
4 182 (16.64%) Subversion
5 103 (9.41%) Team Foundation Server
6 97 (8.87%) Moq
7 81 (7.40%) Git (software)
8 79 (7.22%) MSTest
9 27 (2.47%) JIRA
9 27 (2.47%) LINQPad
10 21 (1.92%) StyleCop
11 19 (1.74%) Selenium
12 15 (1.37%) SpecFlow
13 13 (1.19%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
13 13 (1.19%) TeamCity
14 12 (1.10%) Plastic SCM
15 11 (1.01%) Jasmine
16 10 (0.91%) Fiddler
16 10 (0.91%) Karma Test Runner
17 9 (0.82%) ReSharper
General
1 169 (15.45%) Finance
2 91 (8.32%) Games
3 43 (3.93%) Telecoms
4 36 (3.29%) Music Industry
5 32 (2.93%) Banking
6 29 (2.65%) Front Office
7 21 (1.92%) Retail
8 18 (1.65%) Automotive
9 16 (1.46%) Investment Banking
10 14 (1.28%) Marketing
11 10 (0.91%) Retail Banking
12 8 (0.73%) Advertising
12 8 (0.73%) Legal
12 8 (0.73%) Manufacturing
13 7 (0.64%) Law
14 6 (0.55%) Back Office
14 6 (0.55%) Billing
15 5 (0.46%) Pharmaceutical
16 3 (0.27%) Financial Institution
17 2 (0.18%) French Language
Job Titles
1 932 (85.19%) Developer
2 602 (55.03%) C# Developer
3 504 (46.07%) .NET Developer
4 343 (31.35%) C# .NET Developer
5 236 (21.57%) ASP.NET Developer
6 223 (20.38%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 218 (19.93%) Senior Developer
8 199 (18.19%) Software Developer
9 146 (13.35%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
10 143 (13.07%) Senior C# Developer
11 126 (11.52%) C# Software Developer
12 106 (9.69%) Senior .NET Developer
13 90 (8.23%) .NET Software Developer
14 85 (7.77%) Agile .NET Developer
14 85 (7.77%) Agile Developer
15 80 (7.31%) Software Engineer
16 74 (6.76%) Senior C# .NET Developer
17 68 (6.22%) C# Software Engineer
18 67 (6.12%) SQL Developer
19 66 (6.03%) Applications Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,003 (91.68%) .NET
2 818 (74.77%) ASP.NET
3 610 (55.76%) HTML
4 594 (54.30%) CSS
5 544 (49.73%) ASP.NET MVC
6 509 (46.53%) WCF
7 504 (46.07%) WPF
8 380 (34.73%) .NET Framework
9 373 (34.10%) jQuery
10 343 (31.35%) Entity Framework
11 309 (28.24%) NHibernate
11 309 (28.24%) XML
12 288 (26.33%) HTML5
13 287 (26.23%) Web Services
14 283 (25.87%) ASP.NET MVC 5
15 250 (22.85%) Silverlight
16 246 (22.49%) AngularJS
17 222 (20.29%) Ajax
18 205 (18.74%) SOAP
19 186 (17.00%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 97 (8.87%) Greenfield Project
2 86 (7.86%) Computer Science
3 53 (4.84%) Client/Server
4 52 (4.75%) Hedge funds
5 38 (3.47%) Digital TV
6 33 (3.02%) Analytical Skills
7 31 (2.83%) Fintech
8 30 (2.74%) Social Network
9 24 (2.19%) Equities
9 24 (2.19%) Replication
10 17 (1.55%) N-Tier
11 13 (1.19%) Animation
12 11 (1.01%) User Experience
13 9 (0.82%) Algorithms
13 9 (0.82%) Enterprise Software
14 7 (0.64%) Management Information System
14 7 (0.64%) Mobile App
15 6 (0.55%) Derivative
15 6 (0.55%) Digital Media
16 5 (0.46%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 176 (16.09%) Windows
2 29 (2.65%) Linux
3 28 (2.56%) Windows Server
4 10 (0.91%) VMS
5 9 (0.82%) Android
6 7 (0.64%) Apple iOS
7 3 (0.27%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (0.27%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (0.18%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 739 (67.55%) MVC
2 582 (53.20%) Agile Software Development
3 411 (37.57%) Scrum
4 374 (34.19%) TDD
5 237 (21.66%) Web Application Development
6 195 (17.82%) OO
7 163 (14.90%) MVVM
8 141 (12.89%) Software Engineering
9 137 (12.52%) Web Development
10 126 (11.52%) BDD
11 103 (9.41%) SDLC
11 103 (9.41%) Unit Testing
12 100 (9.14%) Continuous Integration
13 97 (8.87%) Kanban
14 74 (6.76%) SOA
15 73 (6.67%) UML
15 73 (6.67%) Use Case
16 60 (5.48%) DSDM
16 60 (5.48%) RUP
17 56 (5.12%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 1,091 (99.73%) C#
2 666 (60.88%) JavaScript
3 552 (50.46%) SQL
4 262 (23.95%) T-SQL
5 172 (15.72%) VB.NET
6 112 (10.24%) C++
7 77 (7.04%) PL/SQL
8 73 (6.67%) VB
9 68 (6.22%) Java
10 66 (6.03%) PowerShell
11 34 (3.11%) TypeScript
12 15 (1.37%) Python
13 10 (0.91%) PHP
14 6 (0.55%) XAML
15 4 (0.37%) ES6
16 3 (0.27%) C
17 2 (0.18%) F#
18 1 (0.091%) Apple Swift
18 1 (0.091%) Objective-C
18 1 (0.091%) VB6
Qualifications
1 83 (7.59%) Degree
2 34 (3.11%) Microsoft Certification
3 19 (1.74%) Computer Science Degree
3 19 (1.74%) MCTS
4 16 (1.46%) MCSD
5 14 (1.28%) MCAD
6 13 (1.19%) MCP
7 7 (0.64%) MCSA
8 2 (0.18%) GNVQ
8 2 (0.18%) HND
8 2 (0.18%) ISEB
8 2 (0.18%) ISEB Practitioner
9 1 (0.091%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (1.10%) QA
2 2 (0.18%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.091%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.091%) MiFID
3 1 (0.091%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.091%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (0.91%) Docker
2 3 (0.27%) Active Directory
2 3 (0.27%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 33 (3.02%) Kibana
2 6 (0.55%) Opscode Chef
2 6 (0.55%) Puppet
3 2 (0.18%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 1 (0.091%) WMI
Vendors
1 302 (27.61%) Microsoft
2 64 (5.85%) Oracle
3 23 (2.10%) Cadence
3 23 (2.10%) Charles River
4 13 (1.19%) DevExpress
4 13 (1.19%) Telerik
5 10 (0.91%) BMC
5 10 (0.91%) Google
5 10 (0.91%) Sitecore
5 10 (0.91%) Sybase
5 10 (0.91%) Xamarin
6 9 (0.82%) ServiceNow
7 8 (0.73%) Capita
7 8 (0.73%) SAP
8 5 (0.46%) Adobe
9 4 (0.37%) JD Edwards
9 4 (0.37%) Samsung
10 3 (0.27%) MuleSoft
10 3 (0.27%) Thunderhead
11 2 (0.18%) Atlassian