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 3 months to 22 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Language Integrated Query (LINQ)
UK
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 338 342 307
Rank change year-on-year +4 -35  
Permanent jobs citing LINQ 811 895 1193
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.91% 0.91% 1.08%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 2.23% 2.33% 2.81%
Number of salaries quoted 746 847 1056
Median salary £47,500 £45,000 £42,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.55% +7.14%  
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £31,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +6.25%  

LINQ is in the industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Software Library & Framework Skills
UK
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 36381 38438 42391
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 40.96% 38.97% 38.22%
Number of salaries quoted 30594 33402 36268
Median salary £46,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.33% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £31,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% -  

LINQ
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing LINQ as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

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 3 months to 22 June 2017.

Salary histogram for LINQ in the UK

LINQ
Top 30 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 3 months to 22 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -4 767 £47,500 +5.55% 87
London +38 351 £55,000 +10.00% 31
South East -13 129 £44,000 +3.52% 14
North West -49 79 £39,500 -9.19% 10
East of England -26 56 £50,000 +5.26% 6
Yorkshire +29 55 £40,000 -27.27% 8
West Midlands +18 54 £42,500 -5.55% 5
Manchester -38 54 £40,000 -11.11% 9
City of London +33 40 £62,500 +8.69% 7
Hampshire +27 30 £41,500 -2.35% 6
West Sussex - 27 £42,500 - 2
Surrey +36 22 £57,500 - 1
West Yorkshire +18 22 £55,000 - 3
Coventry 0 22 £24,000 -52.00% 1
East Midlands +13 20 £56,250 +50.00% 6
Leeds +11 20 £55,000 - 3
South West -6 20 £40,000 +14.28% 7
Birmingham +18 18 £45,000 +5.88%
Southampton +30 15 £40,000 +31.14%
East Yorkshire -2 15 £35,000 -6.66% 2
Hull -7 15 £35,000 -6.66% 2
Buckinghamshire -57 15 £45,000 +5.88%
Scotland +21 14 £29,500 +8.25%
North Yorkshire +10 14 £40,000 - 1
Suffolk +8 14 £43,000 +14.66% 1
Horsham - 14 £42,500 - 1
Berkshire +15 13 £42,500 -19.04% 1
Bury St Edmunds +8 13 £43,000 -1.71% 1
Cheshire -33 13 £35,000 - 1
York - 13 £40,000 - 1

For the 6 months to 22 June 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 1394 (97.01%) .NET
2 1391 (96.80%) C#
3 1084 (75.43%) SQL Server
4 1059 (73.70%) ASP.NET
5 987 (68.68%) MVC
6 834 (58.04%) JavaScript
7 777 (54.07%) HTML
8 771 (53.65%) Agile Software Development
9 739 (51.43%) SQL
9 739 (51.43%) ASP.NET MVC
10 710 (49.41%) CSS
11 696 (48.43%) .NET Framework
12 678 (47.18%) WCF
13 569 (39.60%) Entity Framework
14 566 (39.39%) WPF
15 554 (38.55%) TDD
16 535 (37.23%) Microsoft
17 516 (35.91%) jQuery
18 445 (30.97%) Web Services
18 445 (30.97%) Scrum
19 420 (29.23%) NUnit
20 385 (26.79%) T-SQL
21 364 (25.33%) XML
22 352 (24.50%) HTML5
23 350 (24.36%) ASP.NET Web API
24 333 (23.17%) AngularJS
25 314 (21.85%) NHibernate
26 289 (20.11%) Finance
27 288 (20.04%) Ajax
28 259 (18.02%) ASP.NET MVC 5

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
1 118 (8.21%) IIS
2 66 (4.59%) CMS
2 66 (4.59%) SharePoint
3 63 (4.38%) BizTalk Server
4 40 (2.78%) SharePoint 2013
5 31 (2.16%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 29 (2.02%) Sitecore CMS
7 18 (1.25%) Umbraco
8 15 (1.04%) EPiServer
9 13 (0.90%) Alfresco
10 10 (0.70%) Confluence
11 8 (0.56%) Hyperledger
12 6 (0.42%) SharePoint Server
13 5 (0.35%) Apache Solr
13 5 (0.35%) MS Exchange
13 5 (0.35%) Tomcat
13 5 (0.35%) WordPress
14 3 (0.21%) Drupal
14 3 (0.21%) Ethereum
14 3 (0.21%) NServiceBus
Applications
1 29 (2.02%) Microsoft Office
2 14 (0.97%) Microsoft Excel
3 9 (0.63%) HipChat
3 9 (0.63%) MS Visio
3 9 (0.63%) Photoshop
4 5 (0.35%) Fireworks
5 2 (0.14%) 3ds Max
5 2 (0.14%) InDesign
5 2 (0.14%) Maya
5 2 (0.14%) MicroStation
6 1 (0.070%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.070%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 63 (4.38%) Dynamics CRM
2 20 (1.39%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 3 (0.21%) RMDS
3 3 (0.21%) Sage 200
3 3 (0.21%) Sage 50
4 2 (0.14%) Visualfiles
5 1 (0.070%) Magento
5 1 (0.070%) Scribe Insight
5 1 (0.070%) SDL Web 8
Cloud Services
1 163 (11.34%) Microsoft Azure
2 67 (4.66%) Amazon AWS
3 42 (2.92%) SaaS
4 14 (0.97%) Cloud Computing
5 11 (0.77%) Office 365
6 6 (0.42%) GitHub
7 1 (0.070%) PaaS
7 1 (0.070%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 43 (2.99%) TCP/IP
2 35 (2.44%) Internet
3 31 (2.16%) Intranet
4 28 (1.95%) Broadband
5 17 (1.18%) Ethernet
5 17 (1.18%) RS-232
6 14 (0.97%) HTTP
7 8 (0.56%) Extranet
7 8 (0.56%) SSL
8 4 (0.28%) SMTP
9 3 (0.21%) Multicast
10 2 (0.14%) DNS
10 2 (0.14%) Firewall
10 2 (0.14%) FTP
10 2 (0.14%) IMAP
11 1 (0.070%) PPP
11 1 (0.070%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1084 (75.43%) SQL Server
2 256 (17.81%) SQL Server 2014
3 139 (9.67%) SQL Server 2008
4 78 (5.43%) SQL Server 2012
5 74 (5.15%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 70 (4.87%) Relational Database
7 54 (3.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 47 (3.27%) PostgreSQL
9 44 (3.06%) MySQL
10 34 (2.37%) Redis
11 29 (2.02%) RDBMS
12 20 (1.39%) SQL Server 2005
13 19 (1.32%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 13 (0.90%) MongoDB
15 12 (0.84%) Blockchain
16 10 (0.70%) SQL Server 2016
17 9 (0.63%) Azure SQL Database
17 9 (0.63%) Data Warehouse
18 8 (0.56%) Big Data
18 8 (0.56%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 420 (29.23%) NUnit
2 251 (17.47%) Visual Studio
3 218 (15.17%) Team Foundation Server
4 209 (14.54%) Subversion
5 204 (14.20%) Rhino Mocks
6 149 (10.37%) Git (software)
7 107 (7.45%) TeamCity
8 94 (6.54%) MSTest
9 88 (6.12%) Moq
10 44 (3.06%) Selenium
11 42 (2.92%) JIRA
12 36 (2.51%) gulp
13 31 (2.16%) Octopus Deploy
13 31 (2.16%) SpecFlow
14 27 (1.88%) NuGet
14 27 (1.88%) webpack
15 26 (1.81%) Jasmine
16 22 (1.53%) ReSharper
17 21 (1.46%) Grunt
18 19 (1.32%) Jenkins
General
1 289 (20.11%) Finance
2 116 (8.07%) Games
3 96 (6.68%) Banking
4 80 (5.57%) Marketing
5 57 (3.97%) Retail
6 53 (3.69%) Telecoms
7 27 (1.88%) Manufacturing
8 26 (1.81%) Music Industry
8 26 (1.81%) Pharmaceutical
9 25 (1.74%) Front Office
10 21 (1.46%) Electronics
11 18 (1.25%) Back Office
12 15 (1.04%) Advertising
13 13 (0.90%) Law
14 11 (0.77%) Financial Institution
15 10 (0.70%) Automotive
15 10 (0.70%) Publishing
16 7 (0.49%) Legal
17 2 (0.14%) Billing
17 2 (0.14%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 1261 (87.75%) Developer
2 765 (53.24%) .NET Developer
3 698 (48.57%) C# Developer
4 434 (30.20%) C# .NET Developer
5 256 (17.81%) ASP.NET Developer
6 241 (16.77%) Senior Developer
7 221 (15.38%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 201 (13.99%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
9 199 (13.85%) Software Developer
10 124 (8.63%) Senior C# Developer
11 119 (8.28%) Senior .NET Developer
12 100 (6.96%) Software Engineer
13 92 (6.40%) SQL Developer
14 88 (6.12%) Web Developer
15 80 (5.57%) Junior
16 73 (5.08%) Junior Developer
17 69 (4.80%) C# Software Developer
18 65 (4.52%) .NET Software Engineer
19 64 (4.45%) .NET Web Developer
19 64 (4.45%) Senior C# .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1394 (97.01%) .NET
2 1059 (73.70%) ASP.NET
3 777 (54.07%) HTML
4 739 (51.43%) ASP.NET MVC
5 710 (49.41%) CSS
6 696 (48.43%) .NET Framework
7 678 (47.18%) WCF
8 569 (39.60%) Entity Framework
9 566 (39.39%) WPF
10 516 (35.91%) jQuery
11 445 (30.97%) Web Services
12 364 (25.33%) XML
13 352 (24.50%) HTML5
14 350 (24.36%) ASP.NET Web API
15 333 (23.17%) AngularJS
16 314 (21.85%) NHibernate
17 288 (20.04%) Ajax
18 259 (18.02%) ASP.NET MVC 5
19 221 (15.38%) Silverlight
20 184 (12.80%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 137 (9.53%) Greenfield Project
2 88 (6.12%) Computer Science
3 58 (4.04%) User Experience
4 52 (3.62%) Client/Server
5 39 (2.71%) Fintech
5 39 (2.71%) N-Tier
6 34 (2.37%) Hedge funds
7 27 (1.88%) Analytical Skills
7 27 (1.88%) Mobile App
8 26 (1.81%) Digital TV
8 26 (1.81%) Social Network
9 23 (1.60%) Social Media
10 20 (1.39%) Online Games
11 19 (1.32%) Data Structures
11 19 (1.32%) Xbox
12 18 (1.25%) Blog
13 17 (1.18%) Industrial Internet of Things
13 17 (1.18%) Internet of Things
14 15 (1.04%) iPad
15 13 (0.90%) Streaming Media
Operating Systems
1 218 (15.17%) Windows
2 18 (1.25%) Windows Embedded Compact
3 17 (1.18%) Linux
3 17 (1.18%) Mac OS
4 12 (0.84%) Windows Server
5 11 (0.77%) Android
6 9 (0.63%) Apple iOS
7 3 (0.21%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (0.14%) Windows Phone
8 2 (0.14%) Windows Phone 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 987 (68.68%) MVC
2 771 (53.65%) Agile Software Development
3 554 (38.55%) TDD
4 445 (30.97%) Scrum
5 250 (17.40%) Web Development
6 233 (16.21%) Web Application Development
7 209 (14.54%) OO
8 203 (14.13%) Continuous Integration
9 185 (12.87%) BDD
10 179 (12.46%) Software Engineering
11 176 (12.25%) MVVM
12 163 (11.34%) Unit Testing
13 139 (9.67%) Multithreading
14 123 (8.56%) SDLC
15 120 (8.35%) E-Commerce
16 106 (7.38%) Kanban
17 103 (7.17%) Test Automation
18 97 (6.75%) SOA
19 96 (6.68%) Dependency Injection
20 91 (6.33%) UML
Programming Languages
1 1391 (96.80%) C#
2 834 (58.04%) JavaScript
3 739 (51.43%) SQL
4 385 (26.79%) T-SQL
5 188 (13.08%) VB.NET
6 135 (9.39%) C++
7 126 (8.77%) Java
8 77 (5.36%) VB
9 70 (4.87%) PL/SQL
10 59 (4.11%) XAML
11 47 (3.27%) C
11 47 (3.27%) TypeScript
12 36 (2.51%) PowerShell
13 24 (1.67%) XPath
14 16 (1.11%) Python
15 13 (0.90%) VBA
16 7 (0.49%) VB6
17 5 (0.35%) PHP
17 5 (0.35%) Shell Script
18 3 (0.21%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 175 (12.18%) Degree
2 57 (3.97%) Microsoft Certification
3 28 (1.95%) MCP
4 27 (1.88%) MCSD
5 26 (1.81%) MCAD
5 26 (1.81%) MCTS
6 20 (1.39%) Computer Science Degree
7 7 (0.49%) Numerate Degree
8 3 (0.21%) DBS Check
8 3 (0.21%) HND
9 2 (0.14%) Security Cleared
10 1 (0.070%) ISEB
10 1 (0.070%) ISEB Practitioner
10 1 (0.070%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (1.46%) QA
2 3 (0.21%) SLA
3 2 (0.14%) SEPA
System Software
1 6 (0.42%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.070%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 3 (0.21%) MOM
1 3 (0.21%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (0.14%) Ansible
2 2 (0.14%) Perfmon
3 1 (0.070%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 535 (37.23%) Microsoft
2 77 (5.36%) Oracle
3 34 (2.37%) Sitecore
4 33 (2.30%) SAP
5 25 (1.74%) Telerik
5 25 (1.74%) Xamarin
6 12 (0.84%) JD Edwards
7 7 (0.49%) Google
8 6 (0.42%) Salesforce.com
8 6 (0.42%) Tableau
9 5 (0.35%) PayPal
10 4 (0.28%) Alias
10 4 (0.28%) Cadence
10 4 (0.28%) DevExpress
10 4 (0.28%) Facebook
10 4 (0.28%) Sage
10 4 (0.28%) Triple Point
10 4 (0.28%) Twitter
11 3 (0.21%) OpenLink
11 3 (0.21%) Thunderhead
City, London
Runpath
Posted: 19 hours ago
Wilmslow, Cheshire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 20 hours ago
Wiltshire
Bristol DT
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 22 hours ago
Herefordshire
Rullion
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 14 hours ago
Kettering, Northamptonshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 50,000 + benefits + equity
Posted: 15 hours ago
South West London
Ashdown IT
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum + bonus + private health
Posted: 15 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
AWD Recruitment
Salary: £30,000 - £50,000 + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Maidstone, Kent
1st Choice Computer Appointments Ltd
Salary: Up to £45,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £70000 - £75000 per annum
Posted: 21 hours ago
Fareham, Hampshire
Reed Business Information Ltd
Salary: From £32,000 to £40,000 per annum negotiable - DOE
Posted: 17 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: Up to £60,000 per annum plus benefits
Posted: 14 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: Up to £60,000 per annum plus benefits
Posted: 14 hours ago
London
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Trowbridge, Wiltshire
networx
Salary: From £21,103 to £25,796 per annum
Posted: 20 hours ago
Northampton, Northamptonshire
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + attractive package
Posted: Yesterday
Andover, Hampshire
Oscar
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
St. Albans, Hertfordshire
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £60000 - £80000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Portsmouth, Hampshire
Clarius Solutions Ltd
Salary: From £55,000 to £65,000 per day + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
CV Screen Ltd
Salary: £35k - 40k per year + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
North London
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 50-60K + Amazing Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Chichester, West Sussex
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Northampton, Northamptonshire
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £26000 - £30000 per annum + attractive package
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Burns Sheehan
Salary: £30000.00 - £45000.00 per annum + Flexible Working
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £45000 - £65000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Central London / West End
Client Server
Salary: £50k to £60k + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
St. Albans, Hertfordshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: up to 65k + 3% Pension and more
Posted: Yesterday
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Ashdown IT
Salary: £20000 - £28000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Uniting Ambition
Salary: £40k - 50k per year
Posted: 2 days ago
Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk
Chris Cobbold Ltd
Salary: From £40,000 to £46,000 per annum + benefits + Microsoft certification
Posted: 2 days ago