The first table below looks at the demand for .NET skills in IT jobs advertised for the Chester region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited .NET over the 3 months to 16 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category for the Chester region.

Location
3 months to
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft .NET (dotNet)
Rank 7 3 3
Rank change year-on-year
-4 0
Permanent jobs citing .NET 60 140 57
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Chester 21.66% 32.71% 32.39%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 44.12% 66.04% 54.29%
Number of salaries quoted 59 94 56
Average salary £42,500 £34,750 £25,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+22.30% +39.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,600 £26,100 £20,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £41,900 £31,750
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £35,500
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +5.63%
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Chester
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
136 212 105
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Chester 49.10% 49.53% 59.66%
Number of salaries quoted 122 133 91
Average salary £35,000 £35,000 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +16.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £28,500 £21,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £38,000 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
.NET
Cheshire

.NET
Jobs Demand Trend in Chester

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

.NET Jobs Demand Trend in Chester

.NET
Salary Trend in Chester

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

.NET Salary Trend in Chester

.NET
Salary Histogram in Chester

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing .NET across the Chester region over the 3 months to 16 April 2014.

.NET Salary Histogram in Chester

.NET
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Chester

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT jobs across the Chester 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 81 (71.68%) C#
2 59 (52.21%) JavaScript
3 53 (46.90%) ASP.NET
4 50 (44.25%) SQL
5 48 (42.48%) CSS
6 46 (40.71%) HTML
7 44 (38.94%) Microsoft
8 39 (34.51%) SQL Server
9 37 (32.74%) jQuery
10 33 (29.20%) MVC
10 33 (29.20%) SharePoint
11 27 (23.89%) ASP.NET MVC
12 26 (23.01%) Software Engineering
13 22 (19.47%) Java
13 22 (19.47%) Degree
14 21 (18.58%) Web Services
14 21 (18.58%) Agile Software Development
15 17 (15.04%) Windows
15 17 (15.04%) VB.NET
16 15 (13.27%) C++
16 15 (13.27%) MS Excel
16 15 (13.27%) HTML5
17 14 (12.39%) WCF
17 14 (12.39%) MySQL
18 13 (11.50%) Visual Studio
18 13 (11.50%) Scrum
19 12 (10.62%) Spring
19 12 (10.62%) Relational Database
20 11 (9.73%) Web Development
20 11 (9.73%) Pair Programming

.NET
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT jobs across the Chester 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 33 (29.20%) SharePoint
2 10 (8.85%) CMS
2 10 (8.85%) Umbraco
3 8 (7.08%) WordPress
3 8 (7.08%) Sitecore CMS
4 7 (6.19%) IIS
4 7 (6.19%) Tomcat
5 6 (5.31%) SAS
6 3 (2.65%) Apache Solr
6 3 (2.65%) Apache
7 1 (0.88%) Node.js
7 1 (0.88%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (0.88%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 15 (13.27%) MS Excel
2 6 (5.31%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.65%) SaaS
2 2 (1.77%) Amazon EC2
2 2 (1.77%) Amazon S3
2 2 (1.77%) Amazon SQS
3 1 (0.88%) CloudFront
3 1 (0.88%) Amazon ELB
3 1 (0.88%) Route 53
3 1 (0.88%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.65%) NAS
1 3 (2.65%) Internet
1 3 (2.65%) Firewall
1 3 (2.65%) LDAP
2 2 (1.77%) DNS
3 1 (0.88%) Reverse Proxy
3 1 (0.88%) Intranet
3 1 (0.88%) SSL
3 1 (0.88%) SMTP
3 1 (0.88%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.88%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (34.51%) SQL Server
2 14 (12.39%) MySQL
3 12 (10.62%) Relational Database
4 6 (5.31%) BusinessObjects
4 6 (5.31%) SQL Server 2008
5 4 (3.54%) RDBMS
5 4 (3.54%) Apache Cassandra
6 3 (2.65%) MongoDB
7 2 (1.77%) Crystal Reports
7 2 (1.77%) SQL Server 2005
8 1 (0.88%) NoSQL
8 1 (0.88%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 1 (0.88%) Amazon RDS
8 1 (0.88%) SQL Server 2012
8 1 (0.88%) Amazon Redshift
8 1 (0.88%) SQLite
8 1 (0.88%) SimpleDB
8 1 (0.88%) PostgreSQL
8 1 (0.88%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 13 (11.50%) Visual Studio
2 9 (7.96%) PhoneGap
3 2 (1.77%) Subversion
3 2 (1.77%) Selenium
3 2 (1.77%) Cucumber
4 1 (0.88%) JIRA
4 1 (0.88%) Eclipse
General
1 11 (9.73%) Finance
2 2 (1.77%) Automotive
2 2 (1.77%) Legal
2 2 (1.77%) Manufacturing
2 2 (1.77%) Pharmaceutical
2 2 (1.77%) Marketing
3 1 (0.88%) Financial Institution
3 1 (0.88%) Retail
Job Titles
1 85 (75.22%) Developer
2 36 (31.86%) Senior Developer
3 29 (25.66%) Programmer
4 24 (21.24%) C# Developer
5 22 (19.47%) .NET Developer
6 20 (17.70%) Senior Programmer
7 18 (15.93%) Software Developer
8 13 (11.50%) Software Engineer
9 11 (9.73%) ASP.NET Developer
10 10 (8.85%) C# .NET Developer
11 9 (7.96%) Senior Software Engineer
12 8 (7.08%) Java Developer
12 8 (7.08%) Senior Software Developer
13 7 (6.19%) Web Developer
13 7 (6.19%) Graduate
14 6 (5.31%) Technical Consultant
14 6 (5.31%) Lead Developer
14 6 (5.31%) Consultant
14 6 (5.31%) Software Programmer
15 5 (4.42%) Lead C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 53 (46.90%) ASP.NET
2 48 (42.48%) CSS
3 46 (40.71%) HTML
4 37 (32.74%) jQuery
5 27 (23.89%) ASP.NET MVC
6 21 (18.58%) Web Services
7 15 (13.27%) HTML5
8 14 (12.39%) WCF
9 12 (10.62%) Spring
10 11 (9.73%) J2EE
11 8 (7.08%) Razor View Engine
11 8 (7.08%) ASP.NET MVC 4
12 7 (6.19%) WPF
12 7 (6.19%) Hibernate
12 7 (6.19%) XML
13 6 (5.31%) RESTful
14 5 (4.42%) CSS3
14 5 (4.42%) Ajax
14 5 (4.42%) NHibernate
14 5 (4.42%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 9 (7.96%) Computer Science
2 8 (7.08%) W3C
3 6 (5.31%) Statistics
3 6 (5.31%) Mathematics
3 6 (5.31%) Physics
4 4 (3.54%) Mobile App
5 3 (2.65%) Social Media
5 3 (2.65%) Open Source
5 3 (2.65%) IBM Mainframe
5 3 (2.65%) Mainframe
5 3 (2.65%) Speech Recognition
6 2 (1.77%) N-Tier
6 2 (1.77%) FMCG
7 1 (0.88%) Digital Media
7 1 (0.88%) RIA
7 1 (0.88%) Wiki
7 1 (0.88%) Replication
7 1 (0.88%) Clustering
7 1 (0.88%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 17 (15.04%) Windows
2 6 (5.31%) Linux
2 6 (5.31%) Apple iOS
3 5 (4.42%) Android
4 3 (2.65%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (2.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 3 (2.65%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (29.20%) MVC
2 26 (23.01%) Software Engineering
3 21 (18.58%) Agile Software Development
4 13 (11.50%) Scrum
5 11 (9.73%) Web Development
5 11 (9.73%) Pair Programming
6 10 (8.85%) E-Commerce
6 10 (8.85%) TDD
7 8 (7.08%) Project Management
8 6 (5.31%) Business Intelligence
8 6 (5.31%) OOP
8 6 (5.31%) OO
8 6 (5.31%) Business Analysis
9 5 (4.42%) Software Architecture
10 4 (3.54%) Configuration Management
10 4 (3.54%) Continuous Integration
10 4 (3.54%) Requirements Management
10 4 (3.54%) Android Development
10 4 (3.54%) iOS Development
10 4 (3.54%) Dependency Injection
Programming Languages
1 81 (71.68%) C#
2 59 (52.21%) JavaScript
3 50 (44.25%) SQL
4 22 (19.47%) Java
5 17 (15.04%) VB.NET
6 15 (13.27%) C++
7 11 (9.73%) T-SQL
8 10 (8.85%) Python
8 10 (8.85%) VB
9 8 (7.08%) C
10 5 (4.42%) VB6
11 3 (2.65%) VBA
11 3 (2.65%) VBScript
11 3 (2.65%) PHP
Qualifications
1 22 (19.47%) Degree
2 4 (3.54%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (2.65%) MCITP
3 3 (2.65%) MCTS
3 3 (2.65%) RHCE
System Software
1 3 (2.65%) Squid
1 3 (2.65%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (3.54%) Puppet
2 3 (2.65%) Cobbler
3 1 (0.88%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 44 (38.94%) Microsoft
2 9 (7.96%) Business Objects
3 8 (7.08%) Sitecore
4 7 (6.19%) Oracle
5 6 (5.31%) SAP
6 4 (3.54%) JBoss
7 3 (2.65%) Foundry
7 3 (2.65%) Brocade
7 3 (2.65%) IBM
7 3 (2.65%) Red Hat
7 3 (2.65%) HP
7 3 (2.65%) Compaq
8 1 (0.88%) Twitter
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