The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Wales 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 24 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Language Integrated Query (LINQ)
UK / Wales
Rank 98 99 104
Rank change year-on-year +1 +5  
Permanent jobs citing LINQ 2 5 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Wales 0.18% 0.36% 0.15%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.44% 0.98% 0.41%
Number of salaries quoted 2 5 1
Median salary £27,500 £26,000 £29,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.76% -10.34%  
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £44,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year -3.40% +10.00%  

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 advertised in Wales with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Software Library & Framework Skills
Wales
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 452 511 486
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Wales 40.90% 36.66% 37.04%
Number of salaries quoted 390 419 414
Median salary £40,000 £37,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £25,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year -5.88% +6.25%  

LINQ
Job Vacancy Trend in Wales

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Wales 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 Wales

LINQ
Salary Trend in Wales

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing LINQ in Wales.

Salary trend for LINQ in Wales

LINQ
Job Locations in Wales

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing LINQ within the Wales region over the 3 months to 24 March 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
West Wales -10 2 £27,500 +5.76%
LINQ
UK

LINQ
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 24 March 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 across the Wales region with a requirement for LINQ.

1 6 (100.00%) C#
1 6 (100.00%) HTML
1 6 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 6 (100.00%) SQL
1 6 (100.00%) ASP.NET
1 6 (100.00%) CSS
1 6 (100.00%) .NET
2 5 (83.33%) Visual Studio
2 5 (83.33%) .NET Framework
2 5 (83.33%) Entity Framework
3 4 (66.67%) REST
3 4 (66.67%) Xamarin
3 4 (66.67%) Scrum
3 4 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (66.67%) Windows
3 4 (66.67%) Android
3 4 (66.67%) ASP.NET Web API
3 4 (66.67%) Apple iOS
4 2 (33.33%) XML
4 2 (33.33%) Ajax
5 1 (16.67%) Web Development
5 1 (16.67%) Banking
5 1 (16.67%) jQuery
5 1 (16.67%) Umbraco
5 1 (16.67%) WPF
5 1 (16.67%) XSLT
5 1 (16.67%) T-SQL
5 1 (16.67%) VB.NET
5 1 (16.67%) SharePoint
5 1 (16.67%) Microsoft

LINQ
Top Related IT Skills in Wales 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 1 (16.67%) SharePoint
1 1 (16.67%) Umbraco
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (16.67%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 5 (83.33%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (16.67%) Advertising
1 1 (16.67%) Banking
1 1 (16.67%) Finance
1 1 (16.67%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 6 (100.00%) Developer
2 5 (83.33%) .NET Developer
3 4 (66.67%) ASP.NET Developer
3 4 (66.67%) C# .NET Developer
3 4 (66.67%) C# ASP.NET Developer
3 4 (66.67%) C# Developer
4 1 (16.67%) Sitecore Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (100.00%) .NET
1 6 (100.00%) ASP.NET
1 6 (100.00%) CSS
1 6 (100.00%) HTML
2 5 (83.33%) .NET Framework
2 5 (83.33%) Entity Framework
3 4 (66.67%) ASP.NET Web API
3 4 (66.67%) REST
4 2 (33.33%) Ajax
4 2 (33.33%) XML
5 1 (16.67%) jQuery
5 1 (16.67%) WPF
5 1 (16.67%) XSLT
Operating Systems
1 4 (66.67%) Android
1 4 (66.67%) Apple iOS
1 4 (66.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (66.67%) Scrum
2 1 (16.67%) Mobile Development
2 1 (16.67%) MVC
2 1 (16.67%) SDLC
2 1 (16.67%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 6 (100.00%) C#
1 6 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 6 (100.00%) SQL
2 1 (16.67%) T-SQL
2 1 (16.67%) VB.NET
Vendors
1 4 (66.67%) Xamarin
2 1 (16.67%) Microsoft
2 1 (16.67%) Sitecore