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 23 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
23 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 1702 2012 2083
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 24.17% 27.50% 27.86%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 55.03% 57.67% 58.78%
Number of salaries quoted 1478 1820 1955
Average salary £38,000 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.57% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £45,000 £49,700
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,150
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +0.94%
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
North West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
3093 3489 3544
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 43.92% 47.69% 47.41%
Number of salaries quoted 2599 3111 3258
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 £25,000
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 23 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 23 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 -1 895 £40,000 +14.28% 161
Cheshire +1 490 £37,500 +7.14% 70
Merseyside +2 146 £40,000 +11.11% 43
Lancashire 0 145 £37,500 +15.38% 27
Cumbria -15 1 £21,500 -41.89% 1
.NET
England

.NET
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 23 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 2814 (79.45%) C#
2 2240 (63.24%) ASP.NET
3 2099 (59.26%) SQL Server
4 1466 (41.39%) SQL
5 1373 (38.76%) MVC
6 1355 (38.26%) HTML
7 1322 (37.32%) JavaScript
8 1044 (29.47%) CSS
9 925 (26.12%) ASP.NET MVC
10 891 (25.16%) Microsoft
11 839 (23.69%) WCF
12 806 (22.76%) jQuery
13 796 (22.47%) .NET Framework
14 739 (20.86%) TDD
15 680 (19.20%) Agile Software Development
16 679 (19.17%) XML
17 677 (19.11%) VB.NET
18 576 (16.26%) Windows
19 551 (15.56%) OO
20 542 (15.30%) Scrum
21 533 (15.05%) Web Services
22 497 (14.03%) T-SQL
23 457 (12.90%) SQL Server 2008
24 419 (11.83%) Degree
25 408 (11.52%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
26 389 (10.98%) MS Excel
27 385 (10.87%) WPF
28 378 (10.67%) Finance
29 369 (10.42%) Visual Studio
30 364 (10.28%) LINQ

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

For the 6 months to 23 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
1 304 (8.58%) SharePoint
2 192 (5.42%) IIS
3 122 (3.44%) CMS
4 95 (2.68%) Node.js
5 80 (2.26%) Umbraco
6 54 (1.52%) SharePoint 2013
7 51 (1.44%) SharePoint 2010
8 40 (1.13%) Sitecore CMS
9 39 (1.10%) WordPress
10 22 (0.62%) MODX
11 16 (0.45%) BizTalk Server
12 15 (0.42%) ColdFusion
13 13 (0.37%) LiveLink
14 12 (0.34%) WebLogic
15 11 (0.31%) MS Exchange
15 11 (0.31%) Drupal
16 10 (0.28%) SAS
17 9 (0.25%) NServiceBus
18 8 (0.23%) WebSphere
19 7 (0.20%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 389 (10.98%) MS Excel
2 61 (1.72%) MS Office
3 36 (1.02%) Photoshop
4 26 (0.73%) MS PowerPoint
5 10 (0.28%) Fireworks
6 9 (0.25%) MS Visio
7 7 (0.20%) Adobe Illustrator
8 6 (0.17%) InfoPath
8 6 (0.17%) Adobe After Effects
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%) PaintShop Pro
12 1 (0.028%) Mingle
12 1 (0.028%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 56 (1.58%) Dynamics CRM
2 30 (0.85%) Visualfiles
3 19 (0.54%) Dynamics NAV
4 16 (0.45%) Magento
5 8 (0.23%) Dynamics AX
6 6 (0.17%) Sage 50
7 5 (0.14%) Oracle Applications
8 4 (0.11%) Remedy ITSM
8 4 (0.11%) Google Analytics
9 2 (0.056%) SAP Business One
9 2 (0.056%) Exstream
10 1 (0.028%) Tridion
10 1 (0.028%) Oracle EBS
10 1 (0.028%) Oracle CRM
10 1 (0.028%) Dynamics GP
10 1 (0.028%) Retail-J
10 1 (0.028%) SAP Oil and Gas
10 1 (0.028%) SalesLogix
Cloud Services
1 77 (2.17%) Microsoft Azure
2 25 (0.71%) SaaS
3 22 (0.62%) Amazon AWS
4 12 (0.34%) Office 365
4 12 (0.34%) Trello
5 11 (0.31%) Amazon EC2
6 4 (0.11%) PaaS
6 4 (0.11%) GitHub
7 3 (0.085%) IaaS
8 2 (0.056%) Amazon SQS
8 2 (0.056%) Amazon S3
9 1 (0.028%) Route 53
9 1 (0.028%) Amazon ELB
9 1 (0.028%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 138 (3.90%) Internet
2 63 (1.78%) Intranet
3 36 (1.02%) DNS
4 35 (0.99%) HTTP
5 32 (0.90%) Firewall
6 28 (0.79%) TCP/IP
7 19 (0.54%) SMTP
8 13 (0.37%) Kerberos
8 13 (0.37%) IPsec
9 12 (0.34%) SAN
10 10 (0.28%) LDAP
10 10 (0.28%) RFID
10 10 (0.28%) NAS
11 5 (0.14%) Extranet
11 5 (0.14%) VPN
12 4 (0.11%) WAN
12 4 (0.11%) LAN
13 3 (0.085%) UMTS
13 3 (0.085%) GPRS
13 3 (0.085%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2099 (59.26%) SQL Server
2 457 (12.90%) SQL Server 2008
3 321 (9.06%) SQL Server 2012
4 214 (6.04%) SQL Server 2005
5 170 (4.80%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 167 (4.71%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 134 (3.78%) Relational Database
8 111 (3.13%) MySQL
9 66 (1.86%) Data Warehouse
10 58 (1.64%) NoSQL
11 56 (1.58%) Oracle Database
12 41 (1.16%) RDBMS
13 29 (0.82%) Oracle Reports
13 29 (0.82%) Oracle Database 11g
14 28 (0.79%) MongoDB
15 24 (0.68%) RavenDB
15 24 (0.68%) SQL Server 2000
16 23 (0.65%) SQL Server Analysis Services
17 21 (0.59%) Oracle Database 10g
17 21 (0.59%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 369 (10.42%) Visual Studio
2 319 (9.01%) Team Foundation Server
3 215 (6.07%) NUnit
4 134 (3.78%) Moq
5 124 (3.50%) Rhino Mocks
6 111 (3.13%) MSTest
7 96 (2.71%) Git (software)
8 80 (2.26%) Subversion
9 69 (1.95%) Selenium
10 36 (1.02%) Eclipse
11 35 (0.99%) SpecFlow
12 31 (0.88%) ReSharper
13 28 (0.79%) JIRA
14 25 (0.71%) Selenium IDE
15 24 (0.68%) Oracle Forms
16 22 (0.62%) PhoneGap
17 21 (0.59%) TeamCity
18 20 (0.56%) Mercurial
19 19 (0.54%) Cucumber
20 15 (0.42%) WebDriver
General
1 378 (10.67%) Finance
2 139 (3.92%) Marketing
3 136 (3.84%) Retail
4 81 (2.29%) Games
5 75 (2.12%) Advertising
6 64 (1.81%) Legal
7 41 (1.16%) Pharmaceutical
8 32 (0.90%) Telecoms
9 28 (0.79%) Automotive
9 28 (0.79%) Law
10 26 (0.73%) Manufacturing
11 22 (0.62%) Banking
12 20 (0.56%) Billing
13 14 (0.40%) Back Office
14 7 (0.20%) Publishing
15 6 (0.17%) Electronics
16 3 (0.085%) Financial Institution
16 3 (0.085%) Military
16 3 (0.085%) Multimedia
17 2 (0.056%) Online Betting
Job Titles
1 2715 (76.65%) Developer
2 1417 (40.01%) .NET Developer
3 827 (23.35%) C# Developer
4 617 (17.42%) C# .NET Developer
5 522 (14.74%) Senior Developer
6 445 (12.56%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 424 (11.97%) ASP.NET Developer
8 421 (11.89%) Software Developer
9 364 (10.28%) Web Developer
10 342 (9.66%) Analyst
11 223 (6.30%) Senior .NET Developer
12 194 (5.48%) Senior C# Developer
13 169 (4.77%) Team Leader
14 138 (3.90%) Software Engineer
15 123 (3.47%) Junior
16 122 (3.44%) .NET Web Developer
17 120 (3.39%) Programmer
18 118 (3.33%) Junior Developer
19 114 (3.22%) .NET Software Developer
20 111 (3.13%) Senior ASP.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2240 (63.24%) ASP.NET
2 1355 (38.26%) HTML
3 1044 (29.47%) CSS
4 925 (26.12%) ASP.NET MVC
5 839 (23.69%) WCF
6 806 (22.76%) jQuery
7 796 (22.47%) .NET Framework
8 679 (19.17%) XML
9 533 (15.05%) Web Services
10 408 (11.52%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
11 385 (10.87%) WPF
12 364 (10.28%) LINQ
13 356 (10.05%) HTML5
14 346 (9.77%) ASP.NET MVC 4
15 284 (8.02%) Ajax
16 260 (7.34%) WinForms
17 226 (6.38%) ASP.NET Web Forms
18 193 (5.45%) Razor View Engine
19 185 (5.22%) SOAP
20 157 (4.43%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 223 (6.30%) Computer Science
2 129 (3.64%) Mobile App
3 108 (3.05%) Inversion of Control
4 105 (2.96%) Enterprise Software
5 95 (2.68%) N-Tier
6 81 (2.29%) Social Media
7 54 (1.52%) W3C
8 48 (1.36%) Mathematics
9 46 (1.30%) Client/Server
10 39 (1.10%) Management Information System
11 36 (1.02%) Physics
11 36 (1.02%) iPhone
12 31 (0.88%) Open Source
13 30 (0.85%) Tandem
14 28 (0.79%) 3D Graphics
15 25 (0.71%) Statistics
16 24 (0.68%) Blog
17 22 (0.62%) Social Network
18 18 (0.51%) PKI
19 12 (0.34%) Streaming Music
Operating Systems
1 576 (16.26%) Windows
2 120 (3.39%) Android
3 68 (1.92%) Windows Server 2003
4 61 (1.72%) Apple iOS
5 58 (1.64%) Linux
6 40 (1.13%) UNIX
7 37 (1.04%) Windows Server 2008
8 15 (0.42%) Windows Server 2012
8 15 (0.42%) Windows Phone
9 14 (0.40%) Windows 8
9 14 (0.40%) Windows Mobile
10 13 (0.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 9 (0.25%) Windows 7
11 9 (0.25%) Windows CE
12 5 (0.14%) Windows Phone 8
13 4 (0.11%) Windows Phone 7
14 3 (0.085%) Mac OS
14 3 (0.085%) Solaris
15 2 (0.056%) Windows XP
15 2 (0.056%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 1373 (38.76%) MVC
2 739 (20.86%) TDD
3 680 (19.20%) Agile Software Development
4 551 (15.56%) OO
5 542 (15.30%) Scrum
6 338 (9.54%) Software Engineering
7 310 (8.75%) Web Development
8 279 (7.88%) Web Application Development
9 251 (7.09%) Unit Testing
10 246 (6.95%) Project Management
11 244 (6.89%) Continuous Integration
12 195 (5.51%) BDD
13 189 (5.34%) E-Commerce
14 171 (4.83%) OOD
15 165 (4.66%) Dependency Injection
16 157 (4.43%) OOP
17 147 (4.15%) Kanban
18 141 (3.98%) UML
19 132 (3.73%) CRM
20 129 (3.64%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 2814 (79.45%) C#
2 1466 (41.39%) SQL
3 1322 (37.32%) JavaScript
4 677 (19.11%) VB.NET
5 497 (14.03%) T-SQL
6 322 (9.09%) Java
7 234 (6.61%) VB
8 155 (4.38%) PHP
9 87 (2.46%) VB6
10 85 (2.40%) Ruby
11 79 (2.23%) C++
12 52 (1.47%) C
13 48 (1.36%) PL/SQL
14 47 (1.33%) VBA
15 29 (0.82%) Python
16 28 (0.79%) Perl
17 23 (0.65%) Objective-C
18 22 (0.62%) XQuery
18 22 (0.62%) VBScript
19 16 (0.45%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 419 (11.83%) Degree
2 134 (3.78%) Microsoft Certification
3 88 (2.48%) MCP
4 74 (2.09%) MCTS
5 71 (2.00%) MCSD
6 68 (1.92%) MCAD
7 36 (1.02%) ISEB
8 31 (0.88%) Security Cleared
9 21 (0.59%) MCSE
10 16 (0.45%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 12 (0.34%) SC Cleared
12 11 (0.31%) MCITP
12 11 (0.31%) ISTQB
13 5 (0.14%) MCPD
13 5 (0.14%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 4 (0.11%) ACCA
14 4 (0.11%) CIMA
15 3 (0.085%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
16 2 (0.056%) ITIL Certification
17 1 (0.028%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 115 (3.25%) QA
2 20 (0.56%) WAI
3 19 (0.54%) SLA
4 14 (0.40%) WCAG
5 6 (0.17%) ISO 9001
6 3 (0.085%) PCI DSS
7 2 (0.056%) HL7
System Software
1 29 (0.82%) Active Directory
2 20 (0.56%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (0.37%) NFS
4 7 (0.20%) Hyper-V
5 3 (0.085%) Squid
5 3 (0.085%) VirtualBox
6 1 (0.028%) VMware Server
6 1 (0.028%) Oracle RMAN
6 1 (0.028%) XenApp
6 1 (0.028%) XenDesktop
6 1 (0.028%) vSphere
6 1 (0.028%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 10 (0.28%) HP SIM
2 8 (0.23%) OpenView
3 7 (0.20%) Norton AntiVirus
4 3 (0.085%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (0.028%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 1 (0.028%) WSUS
5 1 (0.028%) Data Guard
5 1 (0.028%) MOM
5 1 (0.028%) Puppet
5 1 (0.028%) FortiGate
5 1 (0.028%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 891 (25.16%) Microsoft
2 213 (6.01%) Oracle
3 74 (2.09%) Google
4 51 (1.44%) Sitecore
5 37 (1.04%) Facebook
6 31 (0.88%) SAP
7 30 (0.85%) IBM
8 29 (0.82%) VMware
9 27 (0.76%) Adobe
9 27 (0.76%) Twitter
10 26 (0.73%) HP
10 26 (0.73%) Apple
11 17 (0.48%) DevExpress
12 15 (0.42%) Salesforce.com
13 14 (0.40%) EPiServer
14 13 (0.37%) Red Hat
15 12 (0.34%) Remedy
16 11 (0.31%) Sybase
16 11 (0.31%) Cisco
17 10 (0.28%) Business Objects
Liverpool, Merseyside
Spring Technology
Salary: £37000 - £42000 per annum
Posted: 47 minutes ago
Macclesfield, Cheshire
Spring Technology
Salary: £35000.00 - £45000.00 per annum
Posted: 1 hour ago
Manchester, Lancashire
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: From £40,000 to £65,000 per annum
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Blackburn, Lancashire
networx
Salary: Salary £33,748 to £42,712
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Macclesfield, Cheshire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: From £25,000 to £35,000 per annum
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Vertical IT
Salary: £26000 - £30000 per annum + Pension, healthcare, training
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Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
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Chassam Contract
Salary: £40,000 per annum
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Manchester, Lancashire
I4 Recruitment
Salary: £30k - 37.5k per year + bonus, package
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I4 Recruitment
Salary: £40k - 45k per year + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 5 hours ago
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Salary: £30k - 35k per year
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Resource Management
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 6 hours ago
Wilmslow, Cheshire
Resource Management
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 6 hours ago
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Lorien Resourcing
Salary: £21216 - £54000 per annum
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Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
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Senitor Associates
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
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Salary: £34000 - £42000 per annum + benefits+bonusagile
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Manchester, Lancashire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + benefits
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Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum
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Salary: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum
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