The table below looks at the statistics for .NET Framework skills in IT jobs advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited .NET Framework over the 3 months to 24 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft .NET Framework
Rank 50 56 42
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -14
Permanent jobs citing .NET Framework 333 290 458
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 4.55% 4.32% 5.77%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 10.93% 8.57% 10.94%
Number of salaries quoted 281 226 417
Average salary £36,000 £36,000 £33,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +7.46%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £27,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,000 £44,500 £43,100
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,000
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
.NET Framework
England

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 North West region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
North West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
3047 3383 4188
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 41.68% 50.44% 52.74%
Number of salaries quoted 2670 3010 3794
Average salary £37,500 £36,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.16% +2.85%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £27,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £45,000 £48,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -

.NET Framework
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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

.NET Framework Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

.NET Framework
Salary Trend in the North West

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

.NET Framework Salary Trend in the North West

.NET Framework
Salary Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing .NET Framework across the North West region over the 3 months to 24 December 2014.

.NET Framework Salary Histogram in the North West

.NET Framework
Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing .NET Framework within the North West region over the 3 months to 24 December 2014. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester -6 155 £36,500 -2.66% 25
Cheshire +3 100 £35,000 - 21
Merseyside +31 45 £38,000 +10.94% 3
Lancashire -2 32 £33,500 +3.07% 5
.NET Framework
England

.NET Framework
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT jobs across the North West region citing .NET Framework 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 Framework.

1 821 (100.00%) .NET
2 700 (85.26%) C#
3 584 (71.13%) ASP.NET
4 526 (64.07%) MVC
5 470 (57.25%) SQL
6 467 (56.88%) SQL Server
7 461 (56.15%) HTML
8 427 (52.01%) JavaScript
9 424 (51.64%) CSS
10 391 (47.62%) Agile Software Development
11 318 (38.73%) WCF
12 317 (38.61%) ASP.NET MVC
13 299 (36.42%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
14 296 (36.05%) jQuery
15 236 (28.75%) Microsoft
16 195 (23.75%) Web Services
17 177 (21.56%) TDD
18 170 (20.71%) Windows
19 168 (20.46%) OO
20 149 (18.15%) XML
20 149 (18.15%) LINQ
21 148 (18.03%) T-SQL
22 147 (17.90%) SQL Server 2008
23 139 (16.93%) Visual Studio
24 133 (16.20%) Team Foundation Server
24 133 (16.20%) HTML5
25 108 (13.15%) WPF
26 105 (12.79%) Scrum
27 103 (12.55%) VB.NET
28 102 (12.42%) IIS

.NET Framework
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT jobs across the North West region citing .NET Framework 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 Framework. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 102 (12.42%) IIS
2 56 (6.82%) SharePoint
3 31 (3.78%) CMS
4 23 (2.80%) SharePoint 2010
5 22 (2.68%) Umbraco
6 17 (2.07%) Node.js
7 16 (1.95%) Confluence
8 13 (1.58%) NServiceBus
8 13 (1.58%) SharePoint 2013
9 11 (1.34%) Sitecore CMS
9 11 (1.34%) JBoss
10 9 (1.10%) Drupal
11 8 (0.97%) ColdFusion
12 4 (0.49%) WordPress
13 3 (0.37%) Apache
14 2 (0.24%) BizTalk Server
15 1 (0.12%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 63 (7.67%) MS Excel
2 14 (1.71%) Photoshop
3 13 (1.58%) MS Office
4 8 (0.97%) Fireworks
5 4 (0.49%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 2 (0.24%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 12 (1.46%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (1.10%) Dynamics AX
3 5 (0.61%) Dynamics NAV
4 2 (0.24%) Google Analytics
Cloud Services
1 51 (6.21%) Microsoft Azure
2 18 (2.19%) Amazon AWS
3 10 (1.22%) SaaS
4 5 (0.61%) GitHub
5 1 (0.12%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 56 (6.82%) Internet
2 29 (3.53%) HTTP
3 20 (2.44%) Intranet
4 17 (2.07%) Wireless
5 4 (0.49%) TCP/IP
6 2 (0.24%) Extranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 467 (56.88%) SQL Server
2 147 (17.90%) SQL Server 2008
3 96 (11.69%) SQL Server 2012
4 94 (11.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 90 (10.96%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 64 (7.80%) SQL Server 2005
7 55 (6.70%) Relational Database
8 46 (5.60%) MySQL
9 27 (3.29%) NoSQL
10 21 (2.56%) Big Data
11 17 (2.07%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 17 (2.07%) PostgreSQL
12 12 (1.46%) DTS
13 11 (1.34%) RDBMS
14 9 (1.10%) Crystal Reports
15 5 (0.61%) SQLite
16 4 (0.49%) MongoDB
16 4 (0.49%) Oracle Database
17 3 (0.37%) RavenDB
17 3 (0.37%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 139 (16.93%) Visual Studio
2 133 (16.20%) Team Foundation Server
3 82 (9.99%) NUnit
4 77 (9.38%) Git (software)
5 57 (6.94%) JIRA
6 55 (6.70%) Subversion
7 49 (5.97%) Moq
8 42 (5.12%) MSTest
9 34 (4.14%) Rhino Mocks
10 19 (2.31%) Selenium
11 16 (1.95%) Octopus Deploy
12 15 (1.83%) SpecFlow
12 15 (1.83%) Bitbucket
12 15 (1.83%) Mercurial
13 13 (1.58%) TeamCity
14 12 (1.46%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
15 11 (1.34%) Firebug
16 10 (1.22%) WebDriver
17 8 (0.97%) PowerBuilder
18 5 (0.61%) ReSharper
General
1 93 (11.33%) Finance
2 37 (4.51%) Retail
3 23 (2.80%) Marketing
4 17 (2.07%) Financial Institution
4 17 (2.07%) Manufacturing
5 16 (1.95%) Automotive
6 15 (1.83%) Back Office
7 14 (1.71%) Telecoms
8 11 (1.34%) Law
9 7 (0.85%) Advertising
10 6 (0.73%) Billing
11 5 (0.61%) Banking
12 4 (0.49%) Games
13 3 (0.37%) Pharmaceutical
14 2 (0.24%) Multimedia
15 1 (0.12%) Legal
Job Titles
1 719 (87.58%) Developer
2 413 (50.30%) .NET Developer
3 217 (26.43%) C# Developer
4 184 (22.41%) C# .NET Developer
5 157 (19.12%) Senior Developer
6 156 (19.00%) ASP.NET Developer
7 132 (16.08%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 105 (12.79%) Software Developer
9 100 (12.18%) Web Developer
10 89 (10.84%) Junior
11 86 (10.48%) Junior Developer
12 65 (7.92%) Senior .NET Developer
13 64 (7.80%) Senior C# Developer
14 60 (7.31%) .NET Web Developer
15 56 (6.82%) Junior .NET Developer
16 46 (5.60%) Graduate
17 42 (5.12%) Graduate Developer
18 38 (4.63%) Lead Developer
19 32 (3.90%) .NET Software Developer
20 31 (3.78%) Graduate .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 821 (100.00%) .NET
2 584 (71.13%) ASP.NET
3 461 (56.15%) HTML
4 424 (51.64%) CSS
5 318 (38.73%) WCF
6 317 (38.61%) ASP.NET MVC
7 299 (36.42%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
8 296 (36.05%) jQuery
9 195 (23.75%) Web Services
10 149 (18.15%) XML
10 149 (18.15%) LINQ
11 133 (16.20%) HTML5
12 108 (13.15%) WPF
13 102 (12.42%) Ajax
14 95 (11.57%) SOAP
15 90 (10.96%) ASP.NET Web Forms
16 83 (10.11%) CSS3
17 82 (9.99%) WinForms
18 56 (6.82%) JSON
19 53 (6.46%) ADO.NET
Miscellaneous
1 68 (8.28%) Computer Science
2 61 (7.43%) Inversion of Control
3 41 (4.99%) Analytical Skills
4 36 (4.38%) Enterprise Software
5 34 (4.14%) N-Tier
6 33 (4.02%) W3C
7 27 (3.29%) Mobile App
8 18 (2.19%) iSeries
9 15 (1.83%) User Experience
9 15 (1.83%) Mathematics
9 15 (1.83%) Physics
10 10 (1.22%) Client/Server
11 9 (1.10%) iPad
12 8 (0.97%) Tandem
13 7 (0.85%) iPhone
14 6 (0.73%) Blog
14 6 (0.73%) Social Media
14 6 (0.73%) Algorithms
14 6 (0.73%) Artificial Intelligence
15 5 (0.61%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 170 (20.71%) Windows
2 37 (4.51%) Apple iOS
3 30 (3.65%) Android
4 27 (3.29%) Linux
5 5 (0.61%) Windows Server 2012
5 5 (0.61%) Windows Phone 8
5 5 (0.61%) Windows Phone
5 5 (0.61%) UNIX
6 4 (0.49%) Windows Mobile
6 4 (0.49%) Mac OS X
7 1 (0.12%) Windows CE
Processes & Methodologies
1 526 (64.07%) MVC
2 391 (47.62%) Agile Software Development
3 177 (21.56%) TDD
4 168 (20.46%) OO
5 105 (12.79%) Scrum
6 77 (9.38%) Web Development
7 72 (8.77%) Unit Testing
7 72 (8.77%) Continuous Integration
8 70 (8.53%) Mentoring
9 69 (8.40%) Dependency Injection
10 52 (6.33%) Web Application Development
11 51 (6.21%) SOA
12 50 (6.09%) BDD
13 48 (5.85%) OOD
14 43 (5.24%) Kanban
14 43 (5.24%) Responsive Web Design
15 42 (5.12%) Software Engineering
16 40 (4.87%) MVVM
17 36 (4.38%) OOP
18 35 (4.26%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 700 (85.26%) C#
2 470 (57.25%) SQL
3 427 (52.01%) JavaScript
4 148 (18.03%) T-SQL
5 103 (12.55%) VB.NET
6 72 (8.77%) VB
7 38 (4.63%) Java
8 31 (3.78%) PHP
9 25 (3.05%) C++
10 18 (2.19%) RPG
11 16 (1.95%) PowerShell
12 14 (1.71%) PHP5
13 10 (1.22%) XPath
14 9 (1.10%) VB6
14 9 (1.10%) C
15 8 (0.97%) PL/SQL
15 8 (0.97%) VBScript
15 8 (0.97%) VBA
16 5 (0.61%) Objective-C
17 4 (0.49%) X++
Qualifications
1 84 (10.23%) Degree
2 46 (5.60%) Microsoft Certification
3 14 (1.71%) ISEB
4 13 (1.58%) MCP
5 9 (1.10%) MCSD
5 9 (1.10%) ISTQB
6 7 (0.85%) MCTS
7 6 (0.73%) MCPD
7 6 (0.73%) Security Cleared
8 3 (0.37%) MCSE
9 1 (0.12%) MCAD
9 1 (0.12%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 1 (0.12%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 39 (4.75%) QA
2 22 (2.68%) SLA
3 7 (0.85%) WCAG
4 3 (0.37%) HL7
System Software
1 2 (0.24%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 236 (28.75%) Microsoft
2 28 (3.41%) Oracle
3 14 (1.71%) Sitecore
4 10 (1.22%) EPiServer
4 10 (1.22%) SAP
4 10 (1.22%) Salesforce.com
5 9 (1.10%) Zend
6 8 (0.97%) SYSPRO
6 8 (0.97%) Xamarin
7 6 (0.73%) Adobe
8 5 (0.61%) Google
9 4 (0.49%) DevExpress
9 4 (0.49%) Telerik
9 4 (0.49%) Eloqua
10 3 (0.37%) Open-E
10 3 (0.37%) Capita
11 2 (0.24%) Red Hat
11 2 (0.24%) Apple
11 2 (0.24%) VMware
12 1 (0.12%) Epiphany
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