The first table below looks at the demand 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 30 July 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 North West region.

Location
3 months to
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft .NET (dotNet)
Rank 2 2 3
Rank change year-on-year
0 +1
Permanent jobs citing .NET 1731 1975 2064
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 24.19% 27.28% 27.54%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 54.97% 57.05% 58.47%
Number of salaries quoted 1509 1777 1940
Average salary £38,500 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.00% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £24,500 £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% -
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
North West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
3149 3462 3530
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 44.00% 47.82% 47.10%
Number of salaries quoted 2658 3081 3246
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £25,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
.NET
England

.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 30 July 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 30 July 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 0 915 £40,000 +14.28% 175
Cheshire +1 500 £37,500 +7.14% 75
Lancashire 0 152 £37,500 +15.38% 31
Merseyside +2 143 £40,000 +14.28% 41
Cumbria -14 1 £21,500 -41.89% 1
.NET
England

.NET
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 2818 (79.47%) C#
2 2226 (62.77%) ASP.NET
3 2102 (59.28%) SQL Server
4 1444 (40.72%) SQL
5 1383 (39.00%) MVC
6 1359 (38.32%) HTML
7 1317 (37.14%) JavaScript
8 1055 (29.75%) CSS
9 923 (26.03%) ASP.NET MVC
10 890 (25.10%) Microsoft
11 841 (23.72%) WCF
12 808 (22.79%) jQuery
13 805 (22.70%) .NET Framework
14 753 (21.24%) TDD
15 676 (19.06%) Agile Software Development
16 671 (18.92%) XML
16 671 (18.92%) VB.NET
17 572 (16.13%) Windows
18 559 (15.76%) OO
19 545 (15.37%) Scrum
20 539 (15.20%) Web Services
21 486 (13.71%) T-SQL
22 452 (12.75%) SQL Server 2008
23 417 (11.76%) Degree
24 410 (11.56%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
25 392 (11.05%) MS Excel
26 391 (11.03%) WPF
27 388 (10.94%) Finance
28 376 (10.60%) Visual Studio
29 371 (10.46%) LINQ

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

For the 6 months to 30 July 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
1 300 (8.46%) SharePoint
2 192 (5.41%) IIS
3 125 (3.53%) CMS
4 98 (2.76%) Node.js
5 88 (2.48%) Umbraco
6 51 (1.44%) SharePoint 2013
7 48 (1.35%) SharePoint 2010
8 45 (1.27%) Sitecore CMS
9 40 (1.13%) WordPress
10 22 (0.62%) MODX
11 16 (0.45%) BizTalk Server
12 15 (0.42%) ColdFusion
13 13 (0.37%) WebLogic
13 13 (0.37%) MS Exchange
13 13 (0.37%) LiveLink
14 11 (0.31%) NServiceBus
14 11 (0.31%) Drupal
15 10 (0.28%) SAS
15 10 (0.28%) WebSphere
16 8 (0.23%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 392 (11.05%) MS Excel
2 59 (1.66%) MS Office
3 37 (1.04%) Photoshop
4 23 (0.65%) MS PowerPoint
5 9 (0.25%) Fireworks
6 8 (0.23%) MS Visio
7 7 (0.20%) Adobe Illustrator
8 6 (0.17%) Adobe After Effects
8 6 (0.17%) InfoPath
9 5 (0.14%) MS Project
10 4 (0.11%) PrintSoft PReS
10 4 (0.11%) Spreadsheet
11 2 (0.056%) InDesign
11 2 (0.056%) DOC1
12 1 (0.028%) PowerPivot
12 1 (0.028%) PaintShop Pro
Business Applications
1 58 (1.64%) Dynamics CRM
2 30 (0.85%) Visualfiles
3 18 (0.51%) Dynamics NAV
4 16 (0.45%) Magento
5 10 (0.28%) Dynamics AX
6 6 (0.17%) Sage 50
7 5 (0.14%) Oracle Applications
8 4 (0.11%) Google Analytics
8 4 (0.11%) Remedy ITSM
9 2 (0.056%) Exstream
9 2 (0.056%) SAP Business One
10 1 (0.028%) Dynamics GP
10 1 (0.028%) SalesLogix
10 1 (0.028%) Retail-J
10 1 (0.028%) Tridion
10 1 (0.028%) SAP Oil and Gas
10 1 (0.028%) Oracle CRM
Cloud Services
1 78 (2.20%) Microsoft Azure
2 24 (0.68%) SaaS
3 23 (0.65%) Amazon AWS
4 13 (0.37%) Amazon EC2
5 12 (0.34%) Trello
5 12 (0.34%) Office 365
6 4 (0.11%) GitHub
6 4 (0.11%) PaaS
7 3 (0.085%) IaaS
8 2 (0.056%) Cloud Computing
8 2 (0.056%) Amazon SQS
8 2 (0.056%) Amazon S3
9 1 (0.028%) Google App Engine
9 1 (0.028%) Amazon ELB
9 1 (0.028%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 145 (4.09%) Internet
2 62 (1.75%) Intranet
3 38 (1.07%) DNS
3 38 (1.07%) HTTP
4 33 (0.93%) Firewall
5 29 (0.82%) TCP/IP
6 20 (0.56%) SMTP
7 14 (0.39%) IPsec
7 14 (0.39%) SAN
8 13 (0.37%) Kerberos
9 11 (0.31%) NAS
10 10 (0.28%) LDAP
10 10 (0.28%) RFID
11 4 (0.11%) VPN
11 4 (0.11%) LAN
11 4 (0.11%) WAN
11 4 (0.11%) Extranet
12 3 (0.085%) UMTS
12 3 (0.085%) GPRS
12 3 (0.085%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2102 (59.28%) SQL Server
2 452 (12.75%) SQL Server 2008
3 322 (9.08%) SQL Server 2012
4 205 (5.78%) SQL Server 2005
5 164 (4.62%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 157 (4.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 142 (4.00%) Relational Database
8 109 (3.07%) MySQL
9 61 (1.72%) Data Warehouse
10 59 (1.66%) NoSQL
11 52 (1.47%) Oracle Database
12 41 (1.16%) RDBMS
13 31 (0.87%) Oracle Reports
14 28 (0.79%) Oracle Database 11g
14 28 (0.79%) MongoDB
15 26 (0.73%) RavenDB
16 23 (0.65%) SQL Server 2000
17 22 (0.62%) Crystal Reports
17 22 (0.62%) SQL Server Analysis Services
18 20 (0.56%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 376 (10.60%) Visual Studio
2 332 (9.36%) Team Foundation Server
3 221 (6.23%) NUnit
4 137 (3.86%) Moq
5 129 (3.64%) Rhino Mocks
6 113 (3.19%) MSTest
7 105 (2.96%) Git (software)
8 81 (2.28%) Subversion
9 72 (2.03%) Selenium
10 38 (1.07%) SpecFlow
11 36 (1.02%) Eclipse
12 32 (0.90%) ReSharper
13 28 (0.79%) JIRA
14 25 (0.71%) Oracle Forms
15 24 (0.68%) Selenium IDE
16 22 (0.62%) PhoneGap
17 21 (0.59%) Cucumber
17 21 (0.59%) TeamCity
18 20 (0.56%) Mercurial
19 15 (0.42%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 388 (10.94%) Finance
2 140 (3.95%) Marketing
3 138 (3.89%) Retail
4 84 (2.37%) Games
5 78 (2.20%) Advertising
6 61 (1.72%) Legal
7 40 (1.13%) Pharmaceutical
8 32 (0.90%) Automotive
9 31 (0.87%) Telecoms
10 28 (0.79%) Law
10 28 (0.79%) Manufacturing
11 23 (0.65%) Banking
12 22 (0.62%) Billing
13 14 (0.39%) Back Office
14 6 (0.17%) Electronics
14 6 (0.17%) Publishing
15 3 (0.085%) Financial Institution
15 3 (0.085%) Multimedia
15 3 (0.085%) Military
16 2 (0.056%) Online Betting
Job Titles
1 2719 (76.68%) Developer
2 1416 (39.93%) .NET Developer
3 824 (23.24%) C# Developer
4 615 (17.34%) C# .NET Developer
5 520 (14.66%) Senior Developer
6 439 (12.38%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 422 (11.90%) Software Developer
8 415 (11.70%) ASP.NET Developer
9 352 (9.93%) Web Developer
10 346 (9.76%) Analyst
11 217 (6.12%) Senior .NET Developer
12 191 (5.39%) Senior C# Developer
13 173 (4.88%) Team Leader
14 135 (3.81%) Software Engineer
15 131 (3.69%) Junior
16 125 (3.53%) Junior Developer
17 118 (3.33%) Programmer
18 117 (3.30%) .NET Web Developer
19 114 (3.21%) Graduate
20 113 (3.19%) .NET Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2226 (62.77%) ASP.NET
2 1359 (38.32%) HTML
3 1055 (29.75%) CSS
4 923 (26.03%) ASP.NET MVC
5 841 (23.72%) WCF
6 808 (22.79%) jQuery
7 805 (22.70%) .NET Framework
8 671 (18.92%) XML
9 539 (15.20%) Web Services
10 410 (11.56%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
11 391 (11.03%) WPF
12 371 (10.46%) LINQ
13 360 (10.15%) HTML5
14 345 (9.73%) ASP.NET MVC 4
15 283 (7.98%) Ajax
16 256 (7.22%) WinForms
17 227 (6.40%) ASP.NET Web Forms
18 196 (5.53%) Razor View Engine
19 188 (5.30%) SOAP
20 159 (4.48%) NHibernate
Miscellaneous
1 220 (6.20%) Computer Science
2 126 (3.55%) Mobile App
3 112 (3.16%) Enterprise Software
4 109 (3.07%) Inversion of Control
5 94 (2.65%) N-Tier
6 80 (2.26%) Social Media
7 55 (1.55%) W3C
8 50 (1.41%) Mathematics
9 47 (1.33%) Client/Server
10 40 (1.13%) Management Information System
11 37 (1.04%) iPhone
11 37 (1.04%) Physics
12 30 (0.85%) Open Source
13 29 (0.82%) Tandem
13 29 (0.82%) 3D Graphics
14 25 (0.71%) Statistics
14 25 (0.71%) Blog
15 24 (0.68%) Social Network
16 16 (0.45%) PKI
17 13 (0.37%) Streaming Music
Operating Systems
1 572 (16.13%) Windows
2 118 (3.33%) Android
3 65 (1.83%) Windows Server 2003
4 61 (1.72%) Apple iOS
5 60 (1.69%) Linux
6 38 (1.07%) UNIX
7 36 (1.02%) Windows Server 2008
8 16 (0.45%) Windows Server 2012
8 16 (0.45%) Windows Phone
9 15 (0.42%) Windows 8
10 14 (0.39%) Windows Mobile
11 13 (0.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 10 (0.28%) Windows 7
13 9 (0.25%) Windows CE
14 7 (0.20%) Windows Phone 8
15 4 (0.11%) Windows Phone 7
16 3 (0.085%) Mac OS
16 3 (0.085%) Solaris
17 2 (0.056%) Windows XP
17 2 (0.056%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 1383 (39.00%) MVC
2 753 (21.24%) TDD
3 676 (19.06%) Agile Software Development
4 559 (15.76%) OO
5 545 (15.37%) Scrum
6 330 (9.31%) Software Engineering
7 309 (8.71%) Web Development
8 285 (8.04%) Web Application Development
9 255 (7.19%) Continuous Integration
10 253 (7.13%) Unit Testing
11 247 (6.97%) Project Management
12 204 (5.75%) BDD
13 191 (5.39%) E-Commerce
14 170 (4.79%) OOD
15 167 (4.71%) Dependency Injection
16 161 (4.54%) OOP
17 151 (4.26%) Kanban
18 141 (3.98%) UML
19 131 (3.69%) CRM
20 130 (3.67%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 2818 (79.47%) C#
2 1444 (40.72%) SQL
3 1317 (37.14%) JavaScript
4 671 (18.92%) VB.NET
5 486 (13.71%) T-SQL
6 322 (9.08%) Java
7 227 (6.40%) VB
8 151 (4.26%) PHP
9 88 (2.48%) VB6
10 85 (2.40%) Ruby
11 81 (2.28%) C++
12 53 (1.49%) C
13 47 (1.33%) PL/SQL
13 47 (1.33%) VBA
14 30 (0.85%) Python
15 29 (0.82%) Perl
16 24 (0.68%) VBScript
17 22 (0.62%) Objective-C
17 22 (0.62%) XQuery
18 17 (0.48%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 417 (11.76%) Degree
2 128 (3.61%) Microsoft Certification
3 86 (2.43%) MCP
4 71 (2.00%) MCTS
5 69 (1.95%) MCSD
6 66 (1.86%) MCAD
7 34 (0.96%) ISEB
8 27 (0.76%) Security Cleared
9 22 (0.62%) MCSE
10 15 (0.42%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 11 (0.31%) MCITP
12 10 (0.28%) SC Cleared
12 10 (0.28%) ISTQB
13 5 (0.14%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 4 (0.11%) CIMA
14 4 (0.11%) ACCA
14 4 (0.11%) ITIL Certification
14 4 (0.11%) MCPD
15 3 (0.085%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
16 1 (0.028%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 111 (3.13%) QA
2 20 (0.56%) WAI
3 19 (0.54%) SLA
4 13 (0.37%) WCAG
5 5 (0.14%) ISO 9001
6 3 (0.085%) PCI DSS
7 2 (0.056%) HL7
System Software
1 30 (0.85%) Active Directory
2 21 (0.59%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (0.37%) NFS
4 8 (0.23%) Hyper-V
5 3 (0.085%) VirtualBox
6 2 (0.056%) XenApp
6 2 (0.056%) XenDesktop
6 2 (0.056%) Squid
7 1 (0.028%) vSphere
7 1 (0.028%) Varnish
7 1 (0.028%) VMware Server
7 1 (0.028%) Xen
7 1 (0.028%) Oracle RMAN
Systems Management
1 10 (0.28%) HP SIM
2 8 (0.23%) Norton AntiVirus
2 8 (0.23%) OpenView
3 3 (0.085%) HP Quality Center
4 2 (0.056%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (0.056%) Puppet
5 1 (0.028%) FortiGate
5 1 (0.028%) Ansible
5 1 (0.028%) WSUS
5 1 (0.028%) Data Guard
5 1 (0.028%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 1 (0.028%) MOM
Vendors
1 890 (25.10%) Microsoft
2 209 (5.89%) Oracle
3 76 (2.14%) Google
4 55 (1.55%) Sitecore
5 37 (1.04%) Facebook
6 31 (0.87%) SAP
7 30 (0.85%) VMware
8 28 (0.79%) IBM
9 27 (0.76%) HP
10 26 (0.73%) Adobe
11 25 (0.71%) Twitter
11 25 (0.71%) Apple
12 17 (0.48%) DevExpress
13 16 (0.45%) Salesforce.com
13 16 (0.45%) EPiServer
14 13 (0.37%) Red Hat
15 12 (0.34%) Remedy
15 12 (0.34%) Cisco
16 10 (0.28%) Telerik
16 10 (0.28%) Sybase
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