The table below looks at the statistics for .NET 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 over the 3 months to 19 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft .NET (dotNet)
Rank 4 3 2
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -1
Permanent jobs citing .NET 1560 1712 2536
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 21.18% 25.21% 31.80%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 50.80% 49.85% 59.97%
Number of salaries quoted 1393 1517 2329
Average salary £37,500 £35,600 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.33% +1.71%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,107 £27,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £47,500 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
.NET
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
3071 3434 4229
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 41.69% 50.56% 53.03%
Number of salaries quoted 2685 3044 3842
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
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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

.NET Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

.NET
Salary Trend in the North West

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

.NET Salary Trend in the North West

.NET
Salary Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing .NET across the North West region over the 3 months to 19 December 2014.

.NET Salary Histogram in the North West

.NET
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 within the North West region over the 3 months to 19 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 -4 854 £37,500 +4.16% 143
Cheshire -1 445 £40,000 +9.58% 73
Lancashire +2 148 £35,000 - 24
Merseyside +4 104 £36,500 -8.75% 24
Cumbria -10 2 £10,500 -70.00% 1
.NET
England

.NET
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT jobs across the North West 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 2603 (78.66%) C#
2 2136 (64.55%) ASP.NET
3 1791 (54.13%) SQL Server
4 1465 (44.27%) HTML
5 1447 (43.73%) MVC
6 1362 (41.16%) SQL
7 1360 (41.10%) Agile Software Development
8 1354 (40.92%) JavaScript
9 1250 (37.78%) CSS
10 834 (25.20%) .NET Framework
11 833 (25.17%) ASP.NET MVC
12 828 (25.02%) jQuery
13 791 (23.90%) Microsoft
14 747 (22.57%) WCF
15 705 (21.31%) TDD
16 591 (17.86%) Windows
17 563 (17.01%) VB.NET
18 544 (16.44%) Web Services
19 536 (16.20%) Scrum
20 525 (15.87%) OO
21 524 (15.84%) XML
22 485 (14.66%) HTML5
23 445 (13.45%) Finance
24 383 (11.57%) Visual Studio
25 370 (11.18%) LINQ
26 358 (10.82%) Web Development
27 332 (10.03%) SQL Server 2008
28 328 (9.91%) T-SQL
29 326 (9.85%) Degree
30 324 (9.79%) Java

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

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT jobs across the North West 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
1 234 (7.07%) IIS
2 219 (6.62%) SharePoint
3 177 (5.35%) Umbraco
4 175 (5.29%) CMS
4 175 (5.29%) Node.js
5 63 (1.90%) Sitecore CMS
6 52 (1.57%) MS Exchange
7 43 (1.30%) SharePoint 2010
8 42 (1.27%) WordPress
9 37 (1.12%) NServiceBus
10 31 (0.94%) Exchange Server 2013
10 31 (0.94%) Exchange Server 2007
11 28 (0.85%) SharePoint 2013
12 22 (0.66%) BizTalk Server
13 20 (0.60%) Apache
14 15 (0.45%) Drupal
14 15 (0.45%) Confluence
15 13 (0.39%) Sitefinity
16 11 (0.33%) JBoss
17 10 (0.30%) ColdFusion
Applications
1 279 (8.43%) MS Excel
2 62 (1.87%) Photoshop
3 32 (0.97%) MS Office
4 13 (0.39%) Adobe Illustrator
5 9 (0.27%) Fireworks
5 9 (0.27%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 7 (0.21%) MS Project
7 5 (0.15%) Adobe After Effects
8 4 (0.12%) MS PowerPoint
8 4 (0.12%) MS Visio
9 3 (0.091%) InDesign
9 3 (0.091%) Mingle
10 2 (0.060%) InfoPath
11 1 (0.030%) Spreadsheet
11 1 (0.030%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 42 (1.27%) Dynamics CRM
2 26 (0.79%) Dynamics AX
3 10 (0.30%) Visualfiles
4 9 (0.27%) Tridion
5 8 (0.24%) Dynamics NAV
6 6 (0.18%) Sage 50
7 5 (0.15%) Magento
8 4 (0.12%) Dynamics GP
9 3 (0.091%) Google Analytics
9 3 (0.091%) Oracle Applications
10 1 (0.030%) SAP QM
10 1 (0.030%) SAP Oil and Gas
10 1 (0.030%) SAP SD
10 1 (0.030%) SAP MM
10 1 (0.030%) SAP WM
10 1 (0.030%) Zen Cart
10 1 (0.030%) Retail-J
10 1 (0.030%) SAP LE
Cloud Services
1 136 (4.11%) Microsoft Azure
2 55 (1.66%) Amazon AWS
3 40 (1.21%) SaaS
4 37 (1.12%) Amazon EC2
5 7 (0.21%) Cloud Computing
6 5 (0.15%) Google Cloud Platform
6 5 (0.15%) GitHub
6 5 (0.15%) Google App Engine
7 4 (0.12%) Amazon S3
7 4 (0.12%) Amazon SQS
7 4 (0.12%) Trello
8 3 (0.091%) Google Apps
8 3 (0.091%) Office 365
9 2 (0.060%) IaaS
9 2 (0.060%) Rackspace Cloud
9 2 (0.060%) PaaS
10 1 (0.030%) MailChimp
Communications & Networking
1 196 (5.92%) Internet
2 82 (2.48%) HTTP
3 58 (1.75%) DNS
4 51 (1.54%) TCP/IP
5 50 (1.51%) SMTP
6 46 (1.39%) Intranet
7 34 (1.03%) SAN
8 31 (0.94%) NAS
9 27 (0.82%) Firewall
10 21 (0.63%) Wireless
11 8 (0.24%) DHCP
12 7 (0.21%) FTP
13 5 (0.15%) VPN
13 5 (0.15%) IPsec
13 5 (0.15%) Extranet
14 3 (0.091%) iSCSI
15 1 (0.030%) MPLS
15 1 (0.030%) Network Security
15 1 (0.030%) Wi-Fi
15 1 (0.030%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1791 (54.13%) SQL Server
2 332 (10.03%) SQL Server 2008
3 192 (5.80%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 183 (5.53%) SQL Server 2012
5 158 (4.77%) Relational Database
6 157 (4.74%) MySQL
7 150 (4.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 141 (4.26%) SQL Server 2005
9 116 (3.51%) NoSQL
10 59 (1.78%) Data Warehouse
11 51 (1.54%) Crystal Reports
12 47 (1.42%) RDBMS
13 46 (1.39%) MongoDB
14 37 (1.12%) Big Data
15 31 (0.94%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 25 (0.76%) PostgreSQL
17 19 (0.57%) MS Access
18 17 (0.51%) RavenDB
19 16 (0.48%) DTS
20 15 (0.45%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 383 (11.57%) Visual Studio
2 308 (9.31%) Team Foundation Server
3 232 (7.01%) Git (software)
4 211 (6.38%) NUnit
5 164 (4.96%) Subversion
6 116 (3.51%) Moq
7 113 (3.41%) Selenium
8 109 (3.29%) MSTest
9 108 (3.26%) Rhino Mocks
10 80 (2.42%) JIRA
11 52 (1.57%) SpecFlow
12 39 (1.18%) TeamCity
13 29 (0.88%) WebDriver
14 23 (0.70%) Mercurial
14 23 (0.70%) Jenkins
14 23 (0.70%) Cucumber
15 20 (0.60%) Octopus Deploy
16 18 (0.54%) ReSharper
17 17 (0.51%) SoapUI
18 16 (0.48%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 445 (13.45%) Finance
2 149 (4.50%) Retail
3 144 (4.35%) Marketing
4 90 (2.72%) Games
5 67 (2.02%) Advertising
6 50 (1.51%) Telecoms
7 39 (1.18%) Manufacturing
8 35 (1.06%) Back Office
9 33 (1.00%) Banking
10 29 (0.88%) Legal
11 27 (0.82%) Law
12 23 (0.70%) Automotive
12 23 (0.70%) Financial Institution
13 18 (0.54%) Billing
14 11 (0.33%) Pharmaceutical
15 10 (0.30%) Electronics
16 7 (0.21%) German Language
17 5 (0.15%) Italian Language
17 5 (0.15%) Turkish Language
17 5 (0.15%) Music Industry
Job Titles
1 2530 (76.46%) Developer
2 1404 (42.43%) .NET Developer
3 653 (19.73%) C# Developer
4 498 (15.05%) C# .NET Developer
5 421 (12.72%) Senior Developer
6 410 (12.39%) ASP.NET Developer
7 371 (11.21%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 346 (10.46%) Web Developer
9 324 (9.79%) Software Developer
10 245 (7.40%) Analyst
11 198 (5.98%) Senior .NET Developer
12 177 (5.35%) Junior
13 165 (4.99%) Junior Developer
14 156 (4.71%) Senior C# Developer
15 155 (4.68%) .NET Web Developer
16 138 (4.17%) Team Leader
17 112 (3.38%) Graduate
18 108 (3.26%) Architect
19 101 (3.05%) .NET Software Developer
20 100 (3.02%) Development Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2136 (64.55%) ASP.NET
2 1465 (44.27%) HTML
3 1250 (37.78%) CSS
4 834 (25.20%) .NET Framework
5 833 (25.17%) ASP.NET MVC
6 828 (25.02%) jQuery
7 747 (22.57%) WCF
8 544 (16.44%) Web Services
9 524 (15.84%) XML
10 485 (14.66%) HTML5
11 370 (11.18%) LINQ
12 315 (9.52%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
13 301 (9.10%) WPF
14 256 (7.74%) CSS3
15 238 (7.19%) Ajax
16 227 (6.86%) SOAP
17 222 (6.71%) ASP.NET Web Forms
18 194 (5.86%) ASP.NET Web API
19 191 (5.77%) WinForms
20 160 (4.84%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 158 (4.77%) Computer Science
2 156 (4.71%) Analytical Skills
3 155 (4.68%) Enterprise Software
4 140 (4.23%) Mobile App
5 123 (3.72%) User Experience
5 123 (3.72%) Inversion of Control
6 87 (2.63%) N-Tier
7 49 (1.48%) Social Media
8 44 (1.33%) iPhone
9 43 (1.30%) W3C
10 37 (1.12%) Management Information System
11 32 (0.97%) Clustering
12 29 (0.88%) Client/Server
13 27 (0.82%) iSeries
13 27 (0.82%) Mathematics
14 26 (0.79%) Streaming Music
14 26 (0.79%) Social Network
15 20 (0.60%) 3D Graphics
16 16 (0.48%) Physics
17 15 (0.45%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 591 (17.86%) Windows
2 148 (4.47%) Android
3 118 (3.57%) Apple iOS
4 80 (2.42%) Linux
5 46 (1.39%) Windows Server 2008
6 34 (1.03%) Windows Server 2003
7 22 (0.66%) Windows Phone
8 17 (0.51%) Windows Server 2012
9 15 (0.45%) UNIX
10 13 (0.39%) Windows 7
10 13 (0.39%) Windows Phone 8
11 7 (0.21%) Windows XP
12 6 (0.18%) Windows Mobile
13 5 (0.15%) Windows 8
13 5 (0.15%) Mac OS X
14 2 (0.060%) Windows CE
14 2 (0.060%) Embedded Linux
14 2 (0.060%) Windows Vista
15 1 (0.030%) Mac OS
15 1 (0.030%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 1447 (43.73%) MVC
2 1360 (41.10%) Agile Software Development
3 705 (21.31%) TDD
4 536 (16.20%) Scrum
5 525 (15.87%) OO
6 358 (10.82%) Web Development
7 321 (9.70%) Web Application Development
8 299 (9.04%) Continuous Integration
9 261 (7.89%) Software Engineering
10 235 (7.10%) BDD
11 217 (6.56%) Dependency Injection
12 205 (6.20%) Mentoring
13 194 (5.86%) Unit Testing
14 192 (5.80%) OOP
15 177 (5.35%) Project Management
16 168 (5.08%) E-Commerce
17 146 (4.41%) Kanban
18 145 (4.38%) SOA
19 141 (4.26%) Domain-Driven Design
20 127 (3.84%) OOD
Programming Languages
1 2603 (78.66%) C#
2 1362 (41.16%) SQL
3 1354 (40.92%) JavaScript
4 563 (17.01%) VB.NET
5 328 (9.91%) T-SQL
6 324 (9.79%) Java
7 222 (6.71%) VB
8 191 (5.77%) PHP
9 100 (3.02%) Ruby
10 94 (2.84%) C++
11 74 (2.24%) VB6
12 54 (1.63%) Objective-C
13 51 (1.54%) PowerShell
14 50 (1.51%) PL/SQL
15 34 (1.03%) Perl
16 33 (1.00%) C
17 27 (0.82%) RPG
17 27 (0.82%) VBScript
17 27 (0.82%) VBA
18 26 (0.79%) Python
Qualifications
1 326 (9.85%) Degree
2 91 (2.75%) Microsoft Certification
3 34 (1.03%) ISEB
4 33 (1.00%) MCP
5 25 (0.76%) MCSD
6 21 (0.63%) MCTS
7 18 (0.54%) ISTQB
8 14 (0.42%) HND
8 14 (0.42%) Security Cleared
9 13 (0.39%) MCAD
10 7 (0.21%) MCSE
11 6 (0.18%) MCPD
12 4 (0.12%) ITIL Certification
13 2 (0.060%) CIPD
13 2 (0.060%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 1 (0.030%) MCITP
14 1 (0.030%) MCSA
14 1 (0.030%) SAP Certification
14 1 (0.030%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 1 (0.030%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 141 (4.26%) QA
2 41 (1.24%) SLA
3 12 (0.36%) WAI
4 7 (0.21%) WCAG
5 3 (0.091%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 3 (0.091%) HL7
6 1 (0.030%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 38 (1.15%) Active Directory
2 13 (0.39%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (0.24%) Hyper-V
4 5 (0.15%) Xen
5 3 (0.091%) Docker
5 3 (0.091%) XenApp
5 3 (0.091%) XenDesktop
6 1 (0.030%) VirtualBox
6 1 (0.030%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 31 (0.94%) Norton AntiVirus
2 20 (0.60%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 11 (0.33%) HP Quality Center
4 8 (0.24%) Puppet
5 5 (0.15%) Opscode Chef
5 5 (0.15%) Ansible
6 3 (0.091%) Vagrant
7 2 (0.060%) Tivoli
7 2 (0.060%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 791 (23.90%) Microsoft
2 131 (3.96%) Oracle
3 77 (2.33%) Sitecore
4 74 (2.24%) Google
5 60 (1.81%) Facebook
6 57 (1.72%) EPiServer
7 45 (1.36%) Telerik
8 39 (1.18%) Xamarin
9 37 (1.12%) Salesforce.com
10 32 (0.97%) Twitter
11 31 (0.94%) Symantec
12 26 (0.79%) SAP
13 23 (0.70%) Adobe
14 22 (0.66%) Apple
15 21 (0.63%) IronPort
16 19 (0.57%) Eloqua
16 19 (0.57%) VMware
17 16 (0.48%) Zend
18 10 (0.30%) Yahoo!
18 10 (0.30%) Open Text
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