The table below looks at the statistics for .NET skills in IT jobs advertised for the Belfast region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited .NET over the 3 months to 3 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
3 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft .NET (dotNet)
Rank 9 5 12
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +7
Permanent jobs citing .NET 6 41 29
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Belfast 11.32% 24.40% 13.74%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 35.29% 42.27% 43.94%
Number of salaries quoted 5 27 23
Average salary £38,000 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.57% -
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
.NET
County Antrim

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category in permanent jobs advertised in the Belfast region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Belfast
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
17 97 66
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Belfast 32.08% 57.74% 31.28%
Number of salaries quoted 13 66 34
Average salary £38,000 £35,000 £36,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.57% -2.77%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £27,600 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £45,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +4.00%

.NET
Jobs Demand Trend in Belfast

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing .NET across the Belfast region as a proportion of the total demand within the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

.NET Jobs Demand Trend in Belfast

.NET
Salary Trend in Belfast

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing .NET across the Belfast region.

.NET Salary Trend in Belfast

.NET
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Belfast

For the 6 months to 3 March 2015, IT jobs across the Belfast region citing .NET also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited .NET.

1 19 (90.48%) C#
2 13 (61.90%) Software Engineering
3 12 (57.14%) JavaScript
4 11 (52.38%) HTML
4 11 (52.38%) SQL Server
4 11 (52.38%) CSS
4 11 (52.38%) WCF
4 11 (52.38%) WPF
5 9 (42.86%) SQL
5 9 (42.86%) ASP.NET
6 7 (33.33%) MVC
6 7 (33.33%) Unit Testing
6 7 (33.33%) ASP.NET MVC
7 6 (28.57%) WF
7 6 (28.57%) .NET Framework
7 6 (28.57%) Degree
7 6 (28.57%) Microsoft
7 6 (28.57%) Oracle
8 5 (23.81%) VB.NET
8 5 (23.81%) Computer Science
9 4 (19.05%) Agile Software Development
9 4 (19.05%) Web Services
9 4 (19.05%) SharePoint
9 4 (19.05%) Configuration Management
9 4 (19.05%) Project Management
9 4 (19.05%) HTML5
9 4 (19.05%) Continuous Integration
10 3 (14.29%) BDD
10 3 (14.29%) Git (software)
10 3 (14.29%) Open Source

.NET
Top Related IT Skills in Belfast by Category

For the 6 months to 3 March 2015, IT jobs across the Belfast region citing .NET also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited .NET. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 4 (19.05%) SharePoint
2 1 (4.76%) CMS
2 1 (4.76%) Umbraco
2 1 (4.76%) Sitecore CMS
2 1 (4.76%) Kentico
2 1 (4.76%) IIS
Applications
1 3 (14.29%) MS Excel
2 1 (4.76%) MS Office
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (52.38%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.76%) OLAP
2 1 (4.76%) OLTP
2 1 (4.76%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 3 (14.29%) NUnit
1 3 (14.29%) Subversion
1 3 (14.29%) Git (software)
2 1 (4.76%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (4.76%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (4.76%) Finance
1 1 (4.76%) Banking
1 1 (4.76%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 15 (71.43%) Developer
2 7 (33.33%) Senior Developer
3 6 (28.57%) Software Developer
3 6 (28.57%) Senior Software Developer
4 5 (23.81%) .NET Developer
5 3 (14.29%) Software Engineer
5 3 (14.29%) Senior Software Engineer
6 2 (9.52%) Implementation Consultant
6 2 (9.52%) Technical Implementation Consultant
6 2 (9.52%) Consultant
6 2 (9.52%) C# Developer
6 2 (9.52%) Technical Consultant
7 1 (4.76%) C# .NET Developer
7 1 (4.76%) Graduate
7 1 (4.76%) Senior C# Developer
7 1 (4.76%) CMS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (52.38%) HTML
1 11 (52.38%) CSS
1 11 (52.38%) WCF
1 11 (52.38%) WPF
2 9 (42.86%) ASP.NET
3 7 (33.33%) ASP.NET MVC
4 6 (28.57%) .NET Framework
4 6 (28.57%) WF
5 4 (19.05%) Web Services
5 4 (19.05%) HTML5
6 3 (14.29%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
6 3 (14.29%) Silverlight
6 3 (14.29%) jQuery
7 2 (9.52%) XML
8 1 (4.76%) J2EE
8 1 (4.76%) ADO.NET
8 1 (4.76%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 5 (23.81%) Computer Science
2 3 (14.29%) Open Source
2 3 (14.29%) Mobile App
3 1 (4.76%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (4.76%) Smartphone
3 1 (4.76%) Statistics
3 1 (4.76%) Mathematics
3 1 (4.76%) Physics
3 1 (4.76%) Chemistry
3 1 (4.76%) Biology
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.76%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (61.90%) Software Engineering
2 7 (33.33%) MVC
2 7 (33.33%) Unit Testing
3 4 (19.05%) Continuous Integration
3 4 (19.05%) Configuration Management
3 4 (19.05%) Project Management
3 4 (19.05%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (14.29%) TDD
4 3 (14.29%) BDD
4 3 (14.29%) Scrum
5 2 (9.52%) Web Development
6 1 (4.76%) High Availability
6 1 (4.76%) Mentoring
6 1 (4.76%) Coaching
6 1 (4.76%) Multithreading
6 1 (4.76%) Time Management
6 1 (4.76%) Business Analysis
6 1 (4.76%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 19 (90.48%) C#
2 12 (57.14%) JavaScript
3 9 (42.86%) SQL
4 5 (23.81%) VB.NET
5 3 (14.29%) T-SQL
5 3 (14.29%) PL/SQL
5 3 (14.29%) Java
6 1 (4.76%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 6 (28.57%) Degree
2 3 (14.29%) HNC
2 3 (14.29%) HND
3 1 (4.76%) Postgraduate
Vendors
1 6 (28.57%) Oracle
1 6 (28.57%) Microsoft
2 1 (4.76%) EPiServer
2 1 (4.76%) Sitecore
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