Period
to 20 June 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 20 June 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Language Integrated Query (LINQ)
UK
6 months to
20 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 476 379 360
Rank change year-on-year -97 -19 -48
Permanent jobs citing LINQ 1,043 1,431 1,827
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.61% 0.83% 0.91%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.48% 2.04% 2.34%
Number of salaries quoted 930 1,328 1,751
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £30,000 £30,000 £30,000
90th Percentile £65,000 £67,500 £62,500
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 70,442 70,131 78,182
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 40.87% 40.69% 38.89%
Number of salaries quoted 58,886 59,363 67,566
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £31,250 £28,750 £28,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £76,250 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.66% +2.50%

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 20 June 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 20 June 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 -92 1,010 £45,000 -5.26% 141
UK excluding London -36 664 £42,500 - 101
London -135 366 £54,000 -1.82% 43
North of England -26 172 £45,000 +12.50% 27
South East -68 164 £45,000 - 25
Midlands +3 121 £35,000 -22.22% 22
North West -12 113 £40,000 - 18
East of England +2 111 £45,000 -7.69% 9
West Midlands +27 97 £37,000 -12.94% 8
South West +33 74 £38,875 -2.81% 15
Yorkshire -38 45 £48,500 +21.25% 9
East Midlands +10 24 £35,000 -36.36% 14
Scotland -30 17 £42,500 +41.67% 2
North East -8 14 £45,000 +16.13%
Wales +2 3 £28,500 -26.45% 1
Northern Ireland +4 2 £48,750 +28.29%

For the 6 months to 20 June 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 1,029 (98.66%) C#
2 957 (91.75%) .NET
3 679 (65.10%) ASP.NET
4 672 (64.43%) SQL Server
5 635 (60.88%) HTML
6 620 (59.44%) MVC
7 616 (59.06%) JavaScript
8 598 (57.33%) CSS
9 510 (48.90%) Agile Software Development
10 506 (48.51%) SQL
11 420 (40.27%) Entity Framework
12 412 (39.50%) .NET Framework
13 411 (39.41%) WCF
14 399 (38.26%) ASP.NET MVC
15 387 (37.10%) jQuery
16 325 (31.16%) WPF
17 319 (30.58%) TDD
18 312 (29.91%) Web Services
19 281 (26.94%) HTML5
20 269 (25.79%) Scrum
21 261 (25.02%) XML
22 260 (24.93%) Microsoft
23 255 (24.45%) Finance
24 254 (24.35%) NUnit
25 253 (24.26%) AngularJS
25 253 (24.26%) ASP.NET Web API
26 238 (22.82%) Visual Studio
27 217 (20.81%) T-SQL
28 171 (16.40%) NHibernate
29 170 (16.30%) 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 59 (5.66%) IIS
2 54 (5.18%) SharePoint
3 47 (4.51%) Elasticsearch
4 41 (3.93%) CMS
5 24 (2.30%) SharePoint 2013
6 18 (1.73%) BizTalk Server
6 18 (1.73%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 14 (1.34%) Umbraco
8 8 (0.77%) NServiceBus
9 6 (0.58%) Confluence
10 5 (0.48%) WebSphere
11 3 (0.29%) Sonic ESB
12 2 (0.19%) WordPress
13 1 (0.096%) EPiServer
13 1 (0.096%) Sitecore CMS
13 1 (0.096%) Tomcat
Applications
1 4 (0.38%) Adobe Illustrator
2 3 (0.29%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (0.19%) Fireworks
3 2 (0.19%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (0.19%) Photoshop
4 1 (0.096%) Doxygen
4 1 (0.096%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 13 (1.25%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.096%) Elite 3E
Cloud Services
1 163 (15.63%) Microsoft Azure
2 74 (7.09%) Amazon AWS
3 8 (0.77%) PaaS
3 8 (0.77%) SaaS
4 6 (0.58%) Amazon S3
4 6 (0.58%) Dynamics 365
5 5 (0.48%) Cloud Computing
5 5 (0.48%) GitHub
5 5 (0.48%) Office 365
5 5 (0.48%) Trello
6 4 (0.38%) Google Cloud Platform
7 2 (0.19%) IaaS
8 1 (0.096%) Heroku
8 1 (0.096%) npm
8 1 (0.096%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 20 (1.92%) Internet
2 13 (1.25%) SSL
3 12 (1.15%) Broadband
4 11 (1.05%) TCP/IP
5 9 (0.86%) Intranet
6 8 (0.77%) Firewall
7 6 (0.58%) Network Security
8 5 (0.48%) HTTP
9 4 (0.38%) FTP
9 4 (0.38%) SMS
10 2 (0.19%) HTTPS
10 2 (0.19%) Remote Desktop
11 1 (0.096%) Bluetooth
11 1 (0.096%) DNS
11 1 (0.096%) IMAP
11 1 (0.096%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 672 (64.43%) SQL Server
2 80 (7.67%) SQL Server 2014
3 67 (6.42%) SQL Server 2012
4 63 (6.04%) SQL Server 2008
5 59 (5.66%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 50 (4.79%) Relational Database
7 40 (3.84%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 34 (3.26%) SQL Server 2016
8 34 (3.26%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 26 (2.49%) MySQL
10 16 (1.53%) Azure SQL Database
10 16 (1.53%) NoSQL
11 11 (1.05%) MongoDB
12 6 (0.58%) Big Data
13 5 (0.48%) Crystal Reports
13 5 (0.48%) DTS
14 4 (0.38%) Couchbase
14 4 (0.38%) SQLite
15 3 (0.29%) Oracle Reports
15 3 (0.29%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 254 (24.35%) NUnit
2 238 (22.82%) Visual Studio
3 110 (10.55%) Git (software)
4 108 (10.35%) Rhino Mocks
5 83 (7.96%) Team Foundation Server
6 80 (7.67%) Moq
7 74 (7.09%) MSTest
8 72 (6.90%) Subversion
9 39 (3.74%) StyleCop
10 30 (2.88%) Plastic SCM
11 26 (2.49%) Jasmine
11 26 (2.49%) JIRA
11 26 (2.49%) TeamCity
12 21 (2.01%) Karma Test Runner
12 21 (2.01%) Selenium
12 21 (2.01%) SpecFlow
12 21 (2.01%) webpack
13 20 (1.92%) ReSharper
13 20 (1.92%) Visual Studio Team System
14 18 (1.73%) PhantomJS
General
1 255 (24.45%) Finance
2 72 (6.90%) Banking
3 44 (4.22%) Retail
4 41 (3.93%) Games
5 40 (3.84%) Front Office
6 22 (2.11%) Music Industry
7 21 (2.01%) Legal
8 18 (1.73%) Manufacturing
8 18 (1.73%) Telecoms
9 17 (1.63%) Automotive
10 14 (1.34%) Marketing
11 11 (1.05%) Law
12 10 (0.96%) Investment Banking
13 8 (0.77%) Advertising
14 4 (0.38%) Electronics
15 3 (0.29%) Back Office
16 2 (0.19%) Pharmaceutical
17 1 (0.096%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 904 (86.67%) Developer
2 552 (52.92%) C# Developer
3 503 (48.23%) .NET Developer
4 290 (27.80%) C# .NET Developer
5 196 (18.79%) Software Developer
6 187 (17.93%) Senior Developer
7 143 (13.71%) ASP.NET Developer
8 133 (12.75%) C# Software Developer
9 125 (11.98%) C# ASP.NET Developer
10 106 (10.16%) .NET Software Developer
10 106 (10.16%) Senior C# Developer
11 101 (9.68%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
12 85 (8.15%) Software Engineer
13 83 (7.96%) Senior .NET Developer
14 77 (7.38%) SQL Developer
15 69 (6.62%) C# Software Engineer
16 64 (6.14%) Junior
17 63 (6.04%) Junior Developer
18 48 (4.60%) C# WPF Developer
18 48 (4.60%) WPF Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 957 (91.75%) .NET
2 679 (65.10%) ASP.NET
3 635 (60.88%) HTML
4 598 (57.33%) CSS
5 420 (40.27%) Entity Framework
6 412 (39.50%) .NET Framework
7 411 (39.41%) WCF
8 399 (38.26%) ASP.NET MVC
9 387 (37.10%) jQuery
10 325 (31.16%) WPF
11 312 (29.91%) Web Services
12 281 (26.94%) HTML5
13 261 (25.02%) XML
14 253 (24.26%) AngularJS
14 253 (24.26%) ASP.NET Web API
15 171 (16.40%) NHibernate
16 169 (16.20%) SOAP
17 148 (14.19%) RESTful
18 134 (12.85%) XSLT
19 131 (12.56%) Silverlight
Miscellaneous
1 96 (9.20%) Greenfield Project
2 93 (8.92%) Computer Science
3 55 (5.27%) Hedge funds
4 33 (3.16%) Fintech
5 32 (3.07%) User Experience
6 27 (2.59%) Client/Server
7 23 (2.21%) Analytical Skills
8 21 (2.01%) Digital TV
9 19 (1.82%) Social Network
10 16 (1.53%) Algorithms
11 13 (1.25%) Equities
12 12 (1.15%) Management Information System
12 12 (1.15%) Self-Motivation
13 8 (0.77%) Animation
14 6 (0.58%) Derivative
14 6 (0.58%) Mobile App
15 5 (0.48%) Enterprise Software
15 5 (0.48%) Replication
16 4 (0.38%) Blog
16 4 (0.38%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 152 (14.57%) Windows
2 19 (1.82%) Windows Server
3 17 (1.63%) Linux
4 9 (0.86%) Android
5 8 (0.77%) Apple iOS
6 7 (0.67%) VMS
7 5 (0.48%) Windows Server 2008
8 4 (0.38%) Unix
9 3 (0.29%) Windows Server 2012
10 2 (0.19%) Windows Embedded Compact
Processes & Methodologies
1 620 (59.44%) MVC
2 510 (48.90%) Agile Software Development
3 319 (30.58%) TDD
4 269 (25.79%) Scrum
5 170 (16.30%) OO
6 167 (16.01%) Software Engineering
7 159 (15.24%) MVVM
8 147 (14.09%) Unit Testing
9 113 (10.83%) Problem-Solving
10 109 (10.45%) Web Development
11 108 (10.35%) Continuous Integration
12 105 (10.07%) Web Application Development
13 81 (7.77%) SDLC
14 80 (7.67%) BDD
15 76 (7.29%) DevOps
16 74 (7.09%) Use Case
17 72 (6.90%) Microservices
18 69 (6.62%) UML
19 66 (6.33%) SOA
20 64 (6.14%) Dependency Injection
Programming Languages
1 1,029 (98.66%) C#
2 616 (59.06%) JavaScript
3 506 (48.51%) SQL
4 217 (20.81%) T-SQL
5 87 (8.34%) C++
6 74 (7.09%) VB.NET
7 73 (7.00%) PL/SQL
8 54 (5.18%) TypeScript
9 53 (5.08%) Java
10 48 (4.60%) PowerShell
11 33 (3.16%) VB
12 18 (1.73%) XAML
13 13 (1.25%) PHP
14 12 (1.15%) Python
15 6 (0.58%) F#
16 5 (0.48%) Shell Script
17 3 (0.29%) VBScript
18 2 (0.19%) C
18 2 (0.19%) Delphi
18 2 (0.19%) VBA
Qualifications
1 87 (8.34%) Degree
2 22 (2.11%) Computer Science Degree
3 20 (1.92%) Microsoft Certification
4 11 (1.05%) MCSD
5 9 (0.86%) MCTS
6 7 (0.67%) MCAD
7 6 (0.58%) MCP
8 3 (0.29%) Master's Degree
9 2 (0.19%) GNVQ
9 2 (0.19%) HND
10 1 (0.096%) ISEB
10 1 (0.096%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (2.49%) QA
2 11 (1.05%) ISO 9001
3 10 (0.96%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 6 (0.58%) SLA
5 4 (0.38%) Data Quality
6 3 (0.29%) HL7
7 2 (0.19%) PCI DSS
8 1 (0.096%) DICOM
8 1 (0.096%) ISO 8583
8 1 (0.096%) MiFID
8 1 (0.096%) TickIT
System Software
1 14 (1.34%) Docker
2 3 (0.29%) Virtual Machines
3 2 (0.19%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 44 (4.22%) Kibana
2 4 (0.38%) Kubernetes
3 1 (0.096%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.096%) Puppet
3 1 (0.096%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 260 (24.93%) Microsoft
2 65 (6.23%) Oracle
3 45 (4.31%) Google
4 28 (2.68%) Capita
5 21 (2.01%) Xamarin
6 17 (1.63%) Cadence
6 17 (1.63%) Charles River
7 9 (0.86%) LexisNexis
8 7 (0.67%) Atlassian
8 7 (0.67%) DevExpress
9 5 (0.48%) BMC
9 5 (0.48%) SAP
9 5 (0.48%) ServiceNow
9 5 (0.48%) Sybase
10 4 (0.38%) Adobe
10 4 (0.38%) Perforce
10 4 (0.38%) Telerik
11 3 (0.29%) Facebook
11 3 (0.29%) Sitecore
11 3 (0.29%) Thunderhead