Period
to 25 September 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 25 September 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Language Integrated Query (LINQ)
UK
6 months to
25 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 483 408 381
Rank change year-on-year -75 -27 -51
Permanent jobs citing LINQ 967 1,371 1,566
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.58% 0.78% 0.82%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.43% 1.93% 2.09%
Number of salaries quoted 846 1,252 1,469
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £32,250 £32,250 £28,750
90th Percentile £63,750 £67,500 £66,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

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 67,507 71,208 74,795
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 40.30% 40.36% 39.07%
Number of salaries quoted 55,951 58,871 64,858
UK median annual salary £50,000 £48,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.09% +2.11% +5.56%
10th Percentile £31,250 £29,250 £28,750
90th Percentile £82,500 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% +2.41% +3.75%

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 25 September 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 25 September 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 -80 927 £45,000 -5.26% 117
UK excluding London +12 705 £42,500 - 109
London -189 254 £55,000 +10.00% 21
South East -12 197 £42,500 - 26
Midlands +21 142 £40,000 -11.11% 23
North of England -43 142 £42,500 - 22
East of England +68 111 £45,000 -12.20% 15
West Midlands +36 105 £45,000 - 10
North West -31 93 £40,000 -11.11% 15
South West +53 80 £42,500 +6.25% 10
Yorkshire -11 44 £45,000 +11.11% 5
East Midlands +6 37 £35,000 -30.00% 13
Scotland +6 31 £50,000 +68.07% 2
North East -14 5 £45,000 +12.50% 2
Northern Ireland +3 2 £48,750 +50.00% 1

For the 6 months to 25 September 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.

1 936 (96.79%) C#
2 870 (89.97%) .NET
3 637 (65.87%) HTML
4 606 (62.67%) JavaScript
5 576 (59.57%) CSS
6 575 (59.46%) ASP.NET
7 574 (59.36%) MVC
8 553 (57.19%) SQL Server
9 494 (51.09%) Entity Framework
10 493 (50.98%) SQL
11 480 (49.64%) .NET Framework
12 465 (48.09%) Agile Software Development
13 436 (45.09%) jQuery
14 348 (35.99%) ASP.NET MVC
15 332 (34.33%) WCF
16 295 (30.51%) Web Services
17 276 (28.54%) TDD
17 276 (28.54%) HTML5
18 274 (28.34%) Finance
19 269 (27.82%) AngularJS
19 269 (27.82%) ASP.NET Web API
20 244 (25.23%) Microsoft
21 241 (24.92%) WPF
22 240 (24.82%) Visual Studio
23 232 (23.99%) Scrum
24 177 (18.30%) XML
25 176 (18.20%) T-SQL
26 174 (17.99%) NUnit
27 169 (17.48%) Software Engineering
28 160 (16.55%) OO

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 93 (9.62%) IIS
2 41 (4.24%) CMS
3 31 (3.21%) Elasticsearch
3 31 (3.21%) SharePoint
4 13 (1.34%) Sitecore CMS
4 13 (1.34%) WebSphere
5 12 (1.24%) Confluence
6 9 (0.93%) SharePoint 2013
7 8 (0.83%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 5 (0.52%) NServiceBus
9 4 (0.41%) Drupal
10 3 (0.31%) BizTalk Server
11 2 (0.21%) Mendix
12 1 (0.10%) Sitefinity
12 1 (0.10%) WordPress
Applications
1 4 (0.41%) Doxygen
1 4 (0.41%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.21%) Fireworks
2 2 (0.21%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (0.21%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 2 (0.21%) Photoshop
3 1 (0.10%) Maya
3 1 (0.10%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 13 (1.34%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.21%) Endur
3 1 (0.10%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.10%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.10%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 138 (14.27%) Microsoft Azure
2 61 (6.31%) Amazon AWS
3 12 (1.24%) SaaS
4 10 (1.03%) Google Cloud Platform
5 9 (0.93%) Amazon S3
5 9 (0.93%) Dynamics 365
5 9 (0.93%) Office 365
6 5 (0.52%) NuGet
6 5 (0.52%) PaaS
7 4 (0.41%) Amazon EC2
8 3 (0.31%) GitHub
9 2 (0.21%) Amazon SQS
9 2 (0.21%) AWS Lambda
9 2 (0.21%) npm
9 2 (0.21%) Serverless
10 1 (0.10%) Boomi
10 1 (0.10%) Cloud Computing
10 1 (0.10%) Heroku
10 1 (0.10%) iPaaS
10 1 (0.10%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 25 (2.59%) Internet
2 16 (1.65%) Intranet
3 10 (1.03%) SSL
3 10 (1.03%) TCP/IP
4 7 (0.72%) DNS
5 6 (0.62%) IMAP
5 6 (0.62%) SMS
5 6 (0.62%) SMTP
6 4 (0.41%) HTTP
7 2 (0.21%) FTP
7 2 (0.21%) HTTPS
8 1 (0.10%) Modbus
8 1 (0.10%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 553 (57.19%) SQL Server
2 79 (8.17%) SQL Server 2012
3 55 (5.69%) SQL Server 2008
3 55 (5.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 53 (5.48%) Relational Database
5 42 (4.34%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 34 (3.52%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 25 (2.59%) SQL Server 2014
8 17 (1.76%) NoSQL
9 14 (1.45%) MySQL
10 12 (1.24%) Azure SQL Database
10 12 (1.24%) SQL Server 2016
11 10 (1.03%) Couchbase
11 10 (1.03%) MongoDB
12 7 (0.72%) Big Data
13 6 (0.62%) Oracle Database
14 5 (0.52%) PostgreSQL
15 4 (0.41%) Crystal Reports
15 4 (0.41%) RDBMS
15 4 (0.41%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 240 (24.82%) Visual Studio
2 174 (17.99%) NUnit
3 133 (13.75%) Git (software)
4 109 (11.27%) Team Foundation Server
5 57 (5.89%) StyleCop
5 57 (5.89%) TeamCity
6 56 (5.79%) MSTest
7 40 (4.14%) JIRA
8 35 (3.62%) Jasmine
9 33 (3.41%) ReSharper
10 30 (3.10%) Selenium
10 30 (3.10%) SpecFlow
11 28 (2.90%) Rhino Mocks
12 27 (2.79%) Moq
12 27 (2.79%) Octopus Deploy
12 27 (2.79%) Plastic SCM
13 23 (2.38%) webpack
14 22 (2.28%) MSBuild
14 22 (2.28%) Subversion
15 21 (2.17%) Karma Test Runner
General
1 274 (28.34%) Finance
2 78 (8.07%) Retail
3 75 (7.76%) Banking
4 35 (3.62%) Front Office
5 29 (3.00%) Legal
6 25 (2.59%) Manufacturing
7 24 (2.48%) Marketing
8 22 (2.28%) Telecoms
9 13 (1.34%) Back Office
9 13 (1.34%) Games
10 11 (1.14%) Automotive
11 10 (1.03%) Electronics
11 10 (1.03%) Law
11 10 (1.03%) Music Industry
12 4 (0.41%) Investment Banking
13 3 (0.31%) Publishing
14 2 (0.21%) German Language
14 2 (0.21%) Pharmaceutical
15 1 (0.10%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 848 (87.69%) Developer
2 481 (49.74%) .NET Developer
3 470 (48.60%) C# Developer
4 244 (25.23%) C# .NET Developer
5 194 (20.06%) Software Developer
6 152 (15.72%) Senior Developer
7 128 (13.24%) C# Software Developer
8 113 (11.69%) ASP.NET Developer
9 109 (11.27%) .NET Software Developer
10 94 (9.72%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
11 92 (9.51%) C# ASP.NET Developer
12 89 (9.20%) Software Engineer
13 79 (8.17%) Senior C# Developer
14 69 (7.14%) Full Stack Developer
15 67 (6.93%) Senior .NET Developer
16 63 (6.51%) C# Software Engineer
16 63 (6.51%) SQL Developer
17 55 (5.69%) Junior
18 54 (5.58%) Junior Developer
19 50 (5.17%) JavaScript Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 870 (89.97%) .NET
2 637 (65.87%) HTML
3 576 (59.57%) CSS
4 575 (59.46%) ASP.NET
5 494 (51.09%) Entity Framework
6 480 (49.64%) .NET Framework
7 436 (45.09%) jQuery
8 348 (35.99%) ASP.NET MVC
9 332 (34.33%) WCF
10 295 (30.51%) Web Services
11 276 (28.54%) HTML5
12 269 (27.82%) AngularJS
12 269 (27.82%) ASP.NET Web API
13 241 (24.92%) WPF
14 177 (18.30%) XML
15 144 (14.89%) JSON
16 135 (13.96%) RESTful
17 132 (13.65%) Twitter Bootstrap
18 105 (10.86%) SOAP
19 98 (10.13%) .NET Core
Miscellaneous
1 95 (9.82%) Greenfield Project
2 89 (9.20%) Computer Science
3 67 (6.93%) User Experience
4 47 (4.86%) Analytical Skills
5 30 (3.10%) Fintech
5 30 (3.10%) Hedge funds
6 17 (1.76%) Algorithms
7 15 (1.55%) Self-Motivation
8 13 (1.34%) Client/Server
9 11 (1.14%) Management Information System
10 10 (1.03%) Blog
11 8 (0.83%) Social Network
12 7 (0.72%) Enterprise Software
13 6 (0.62%) Anti-Piracy
14 5 (0.52%) Data Structures
14 5 (0.52%) N-Tier
15 4 (0.41%) 3D Graphics
15 4 (0.41%) Digital TV
15 4 (0.41%) FMCG
15 4 (0.41%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 144 (14.89%) Windows
2 26 (2.69%) Linux
2 26 (2.69%) Windows Server
3 15 (1.55%) Android
3 15 (1.55%) Apple iOS
4 4 (0.41%) Windows 10
5 3 (0.31%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (0.21%) Unix
6 2 (0.21%) VMS
7 1 (0.10%) Windows Embedded Compact
Processes & Methodologies
1 574 (59.36%) MVC
2 465 (48.09%) Agile Software Development
3 276 (28.54%) TDD
4 232 (23.99%) Scrum
5 169 (17.48%) Software Engineering
6 160 (16.55%) OO
7 130 (13.44%) Problem-Solving
8 129 (13.34%) Web Development
9 124 (12.82%) Unit Testing
10 119 (12.31%) MVVM
11 116 (12.00%) Continuous Integration
12 71 (7.34%) SDLC
13 61 (6.31%) Test Automation
14 59 (6.10%) Multithreading
14 59 (6.10%) UML
15 57 (5.89%) Continuous Improvement
15 57 (5.89%) Microservices
16 56 (5.79%) BDD
16 56 (5.79%) Use Case
17 51 (5.27%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 936 (96.79%) C#
2 606 (62.67%) JavaScript
3 493 (50.98%) SQL
4 176 (18.20%) T-SQL
5 70 (7.24%) PL/SQL
6 64 (6.62%) TypeScript
7 58 (6.00%) C++
8 51 (5.27%) Java
9 39 (4.03%) VB.NET
10 37 (3.83%) PowerShell
11 23 (2.38%) PHP
12 20 (2.07%) XAML
13 18 (1.86%) Shell Script
14 15 (1.55%) VB
15 8 (0.83%) VBScript
16 7 (0.72%) F#
17 6 (0.62%) R
18 5 (0.52%) C
18 5 (0.52%) Python
18 5 (0.52%) VBA
Qualifications
1 96 (9.93%) Degree
2 15 (1.55%) Computer Science Degree
3 10 (1.03%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (0.31%) Master's Degree
5 2 (0.21%) MCAD
5 2 (0.21%) MCP
5 2 (0.21%) MCSD
5 2 (0.21%) MCTS
5 2 (0.21%) Numerate Degree
6 1 (0.10%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.10%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 40 (4.14%) QA
2 9 (0.93%) ISO 9001
2 9 (0.93%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (0.41%) DICOM
3 4 (0.41%) SLA
4 3 (0.31%) HL7
5 2 (0.21%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.10%) ISO 8583
6 1 (0.10%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 15 (1.55%) Docker
2 4 (0.41%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 27 (2.79%) Kibana
2 10 (1.03%) Kubernetes
3 4 (0.41%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 1 (0.10%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 244 (25.23%) Microsoft
2 68 (7.03%) Oracle
3 39 (4.03%) Google
4 22 (2.28%) Xamarin
5 18 (1.86%) Sitecore
6 10 (1.03%) SAP
7 8 (0.83%) LexisNexis
8 7 (0.72%) DevExpress
9 6 (0.62%) Sony
9 6 (0.62%) Telerik
10 5 (0.52%) Atlassian
10 5 (0.52%) Sybase
11 4 (0.41%) Perforce
11 4 (0.41%) Thunderhead
11 4 (0.41%) TIBCO
12 3 (0.31%) Altova
12 3 (0.31%) Facebook
12 3 (0.31%) MuleSoft
12 3 (0.31%) ServiceNow
13 2 (0.21%) Pega