Period
to 24 January 2020

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 January 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Language Integrated Query (LINQ)
UK
6 months to
24 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 607 542 468
Rank change year-on-year -65 -74 -65
Permanent jobs citing LINQ 463 753 1,097
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.37% 0.50% 0.63%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.95% 1.25% 1.56%
Number of salaries quoted 435 652 988
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,750 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -1.64% +1.67% -
10th Percentile £32,500 £32,500 £32,500
90th Percentile £67,500 £62,500 £62,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year -5.56% - -

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 48,813 60,051 70,508
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 38.83% 39.57% 40.46%
Number of salaries quoted 40,079 49,160 59,260
UK median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,250 £30,000
90th Percentile £90,000 £85,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -

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 January 2020.

Salary histogram for LINQ in the UK

LINQ
Top 17 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 January 2020. 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 -84 441 £47,500 +5.56% 88
UK excluding London -62 333 £42,500 -5.56% 74
South East +13 161 £40,000 -5.88% 19
London +19 128 £60,000 +9.09% 20
Midlands -23 64 £45,000 - 18
North of England +21 62 £41,250 -8.33% 20
North West +38 46 £45,000 -10.00% 10
East Midlands +6 33 £45,000 +12.50% 10
West Midlands -28 31 £47,500 +5.56% 8
South West +15 16 £40,000 - 4
Yorkshire +25 15 £40,000 -11.11% 8
East of England +27 11 £50,000 +11.11% 7
Wales - 10 £40,000 - 4
Scotland 0 6 £38,750 -22.50% 2
Northern Ireland - 3 £50,000 -
North East +11 1 - - 2
Isle of Man - 1 £47,500 -

For the 6 months to 24 January 2020, 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.

1 442 (95.46%) C#
2 431 (93.09%) .NET
3 285 (61.56%) ASP.NET
4 271 (58.53%) .NET Framework
5 266 (57.45%) JavaScript
6 265 (57.24%) MVC
7 242 (52.27%) Entity Framework
8 239 (51.62%) SQL Server
9 233 (50.32%) SQL
10 222 (47.95%) CSS
11 213 (46.00%) HTML
12 209 (45.14%) Agile Software Development
13 203 (43.84%) WCF
14 174 (37.58%) jQuery
15 159 (34.34%) TDD
16 155 (33.48%) Visual Studio
17 152 (32.83%) ASP.NET MVC
18 142 (30.67%) Azure
19 131 (28.29%) Web Services
20 129 (27.86%) T-SQL
21 122 (26.35%) ASP.NET Web API
22 114 (24.62%) Scrum
23 111 (23.97%) AngularJS
24 101 (21.81%) NUnit
25 97 (20.95%) WPF
26 87 (18.79%) .NET Core
27 84 (18.14%) Microsoft
28 79 (17.06%) XML
29 76 (16.41%) REST
30 72 (15.55%) Windows

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 31 (6.70%) IIS
2 10 (2.16%) NServiceBus
3 8 (1.73%) SharePoint
4 5 (1.08%) Ethereum
4 5 (1.08%) Hyperledger
5 3 (0.65%) CMS
5 3 (0.65%) Umbraco
6 1 (0.22%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (0.22%) EPiServer
6 1 (0.22%) Sitecore CMS
6 1 (0.22%) WordPress
Applications
1 4 (0.86%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 5 (1.08%) Distributed Ledger
1 5 (1.08%) R3 Corda
2 1 (0.22%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 142 (30.67%) Azure
2 17 (3.67%) AWS
3 12 (2.59%) SaaS
4 11 (2.38%) GitHub
5 8 (1.73%) Serverless
6 7 (1.51%) GCP
7 6 (1.30%) NuGet
8 4 (0.86%) Amazon EC2
8 4 (0.86%) AWS IoT
8 4 (0.86%) Cloud Computing
9 2 (0.43%) Dynamics 365
9 2 (0.43%) Power Platform
9 2 (0.43%) Trello
9 2 (0.43%) Zapier
10 1 (0.22%) Amazon S3
10 1 (0.22%) Amazon SQS
10 1 (0.22%) Azure Active Directory
10 1 (0.22%) Azure Functions
10 1 (0.22%) Google Play
10 1 (0.22%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (0.86%) Internet
1 4 (0.86%) IPFS
2 2 (0.43%) Extranet
2 2 (0.43%) Intranet
2 2 (0.43%) Network Security
3 1 (0.22%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 239 (51.62%) SQL Server
2 40 (8.64%) Relational Database
3 14 (3.02%) SQL Server 2016
4 12 (2.59%) SQL Server 2008
5 11 (2.38%) Data Warehouse
6 10 (2.16%) Crystal Reports
6 10 (2.16%) NoSQL
7 9 (1.94%) Blockchain
8 8 (1.73%) Azure SQL Database
9 7 (1.51%) MySQL
9 7 (1.51%) Redis
9 7 (1.51%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 6 (1.30%) MongoDB
10 6 (1.30%) RavenDB
10 6 (1.30%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 4 (0.86%) ActiveReports
12 3 (0.65%) GIS
12 3 (0.65%) RDBMS
12 3 (0.65%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 3 (0.65%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 155 (33.48%) Visual Studio
2 101 (21.81%) NUnit
3 71 (15.33%) StyleCop
4 66 (14.25%) Git (software)
5 20 (4.32%) JIRA
6 16 (3.46%) Octopus Deploy
6 16 (3.46%) Team Foundation Server
6 16 (3.46%) TeamCity
7 15 (3.24%) SpecFlow
7 15 (3.24%) Subversion
8 14 (3.02%) Plastic SCM
8 14 (3.02%) Selenium
8 14 (3.02%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 12 (2.59%) ReSharper
10 11 (2.38%) Jasmine
10 11 (2.38%) Karma Test Runner
10 11 (2.38%) Visual Studio Code
11 9 (1.94%) InstallShield
12 5 (1.08%) Moq
12 5 (1.08%) NSubstitute
General
1 42 (9.07%) Finance
2 24 (5.18%) Retail
3 23 (4.97%) Banking
4 12 (2.59%) Marketing
5 10 (2.16%) Games
6 9 (1.94%) Automotive
7 8 (1.73%) Front Office
7 8 (1.73%) Investment Banking
7 8 (1.73%) Legal
8 4 (0.86%) Billing
8 4 (0.86%) Pharmaceutical
8 4 (0.86%) Telecoms
9 1 (0.22%) Advertising
9 1 (0.22%) German Language
9 1 (0.22%) Public Sector
9 1 (0.22%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 422 (91.14%) Developer
2 247 (53.35%) .NET Developer
3 234 (50.54%) C# Developer
4 148 (31.97%) C# .NET Developer
5 79 (17.06%) ASP.NET Developer
6 78 (16.85%) Software Developer
7 77 (16.63%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 71 (15.33%) Senior Developer
9 51 (11.02%) Senior .NET Developer
10 41 (8.86%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
10 41 (8.86%) Junior
10 41 (8.86%) Junior Developer
11 33 (7.13%) Senior C# Developer
12 32 (6.91%) SQL Developer
13 27 (5.83%) .NET Software Developer
13 27 (5.83%) C# Software Developer
14 24 (5.18%) Junior C# Developer
15 22 (4.75%) Senior C# .NET Developer
16 19 (4.10%) Software Engineer
17 18 (3.89%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 431 (93.09%) .NET
2 285 (61.56%) ASP.NET
3 271 (58.53%) .NET Framework
4 242 (52.27%) Entity Framework
5 222 (47.95%) CSS
6 213 (46.00%) HTML
7 203 (43.84%) WCF
8 174 (37.58%) jQuery
9 152 (32.83%) ASP.NET MVC
10 131 (28.29%) Web Services
11 122 (26.35%) ASP.NET Web API
12 111 (23.97%) AngularJS
13 97 (20.95%) WPF
14 87 (18.79%) .NET Core
15 79 (17.06%) XML
16 76 (16.41%) REST
17 69 (14.90%) HTML5
18 49 (10.58%) SOAP
19 42 (9.07%) Twitter Bootstrap
20 35 (7.56%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 31 (6.70%) Greenfield Project
2 23 (4.97%) Analytical Skills
3 16 (3.46%) Hedge funds
4 11 (2.38%) Mobile App
5 7 (1.51%) Enterprise Software
5 7 (1.51%) User Experience
6 5 (1.08%) Bitcoin
6 5 (1.08%) Self-Motivation
7 2 (0.43%) EPoS
7 2 (0.43%) Internet of Things
7 2 (0.43%) NHS
7 2 (0.43%) Robotics
8 1 (0.22%) Algorithms
8 1 (0.22%) CCTV
8 1 (0.22%) Client/Server
8 1 (0.22%) Enterprise Cloud
8 1 (0.22%) N-Tier
8 1 (0.22%) Reference Data
8 1 (0.22%) Replication
8 1 (0.22%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 72 (15.55%) Windows
2 41 (8.86%) Android
3 19 (4.10%) Apple iOS
4 12 (2.59%) Linux
4 12 (2.59%) Windows Mobile
5 6 (1.30%) Mac OS
6 2 (0.43%) Unix
6 2 (0.43%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 265 (57.24%) MVC
2 209 (45.14%) Agile Software Development
3 159 (34.34%) TDD
4 114 (24.62%) Scrum
5 69 (14.90%) Unit Testing
6 60 (12.96%) OO
7 45 (9.72%) Software Engineering
8 44 (9.50%) Web Development
9 41 (8.86%) OOP
10 39 (8.42%) SOLID
11 38 (8.21%) SOA
12 36 (7.78%) SDLC
13 34 (7.34%) Computer Science
14 32 (6.91%) Continuous Integration
14 32 (6.91%) Problem-Solving
15 30 (6.48%) BDD
16 28 (6.05%) DevOps
16 28 (6.05%) Multithreading
17 25 (5.40%) Performance Analysis
17 25 (5.40%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 442 (95.46%) C#
2 266 (57.45%) JavaScript
3 233 (50.32%) SQL
4 129 (27.86%) T-SQL
5 32 (6.91%) VB.NET
6 27 (5.83%) TypeScript
7 15 (3.24%) Java
8 13 (2.81%) VB
9 10 (2.16%) PHP
10 6 (1.30%) F#
10 6 (1.30%) VB6
11 5 (1.08%) PowerShell
11 5 (1.08%) Python
12 4 (0.86%) Bash Shell
12 4 (0.86%) XAML
13 3 (0.65%) R
14 2 (0.43%) C
14 2 (0.43%) C++
14 2 (0.43%) Delphi
14 2 (0.43%) VBA
Qualifications
1 38 (8.21%) Degree
2 14 (3.02%) Microsoft Certification
3 13 (2.81%) Computer Science Degree
4 10 (2.16%) Six Sigma Black Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (0.65%) GDPR
2 2 (0.43%) QA
System Software
1 11 (2.38%) Docker
2 3 (0.65%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (0.43%) Kubernetes
2 1 (0.22%) Kibana
Vendors
1 84 (18.14%) Microsoft
2 31 (6.70%) Xamarin
3 24 (5.18%) Oracle
4 15 (3.24%) DevExpress
5 9 (1.94%) Google
6 4 (0.86%) RedGate
7 2 (0.43%) Blue Prism
7 2 (0.43%) BT
7 2 (0.43%) IBM
7 2 (0.43%) UiPath
8 1 (0.22%) Apple
8 1 (0.22%) Cisco
8 1 (0.22%) SAP
8 1 (0.22%) Sitecore
8 1 (0.22%) Twitter