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 11 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
11 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft .NET (dotNet)
Rank 3 2 2
Rank change year-on-year
-1 0
Permanent jobs citing .NET 1697 2118 2073
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 24.33% 28.72% 28.37%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 55.29% 59.31% 59.38%
Number of salaries quoted 1472 1916 1958
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 £26,000
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
3069 3571 3491
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 44.00% 48.43% 47.78%
Number of salaries quoted 2571 3184 3222
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £25,000 £25,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £45,000 £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 11 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 11 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 -1 908 £39,750 +13.57% 149
Cheshire +1 475 £37,500 +7.14% 84
Merseyside +1 142 £40,000 +6.66% 31
Lancashire 0 138 £35,500 +9.23% 31
Cumbria -15 1 £21,500 -38.57% 2
.NET
England

.NET
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 11 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 2825 (79.60%) C#
2 2249 (63.37%) ASP.NET
3 2113 (59.54%) SQL Server
4 1476 (41.59%) SQL
5 1368 (38.55%) MVC
6 1328 (37.42%) HTML
7 1319 (37.17%) JavaScript
8 1027 (28.94%) CSS
9 934 (26.32%) ASP.NET MVC
10 881 (24.82%) Microsoft
11 844 (23.78%) WCF
12 803 (22.63%) jQuery
13 785 (22.12%) .NET Framework
14 735 (20.71%) TDD
15 694 (19.55%) XML
16 691 (19.47%) Agile Software Development
17 684 (19.27%) VB.NET
18 577 (16.26%) Windows
19 557 (15.69%) OO
20 540 (15.22%) Scrum
21 526 (14.82%) Web Services
22 509 (14.34%) T-SQL
23 467 (13.16%) SQL Server 2008
24 422 (11.89%) Degree
25 400 (11.27%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
26 394 (11.10%) WPF
27 384 (10.82%) MS Excel
28 373 (10.51%) Finance
29 362 (10.20%) Visual Studio
30 355 (10.00%) LINQ

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

For the 6 months to 11 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 (8.57%) SharePoint
2 196 (5.52%) IIS
3 117 (3.30%) CMS
4 91 (2.56%) Node.js
5 71 (2.00%) Umbraco
6 57 (1.61%) SharePoint 2013
7 54 (1.52%) SharePoint 2010
8 38 (1.07%) Sitecore CMS
9 37 (1.04%) 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%) Drupal
16 10 (0.28%) SAS
17 8 (0.23%) WebSphere
17 8 (0.23%) Sitefinity
18 7 (0.20%) Lync
19 5 (0.14%) Tomcat
Applications
1 384 (10.82%) MS Excel
2 62 (1.75%) MS Office
3 32 (0.90%) Photoshop
4 27 (0.76%) MS PowerPoint
5 9 (0.25%) MS Visio
5 9 (0.25%) Fireworks
6 6 (0.17%) Adobe Illustrator
6 6 (0.17%) InfoPath
6 6 (0.17%) Adobe After Effects
7 5 (0.14%) MS Project
8 4 (0.11%) PrintSoft PReS
8 4 (0.11%) Spreadsheet
9 2 (0.056%) Mingle
9 2 (0.056%) DOC1
10 1 (0.028%) PowerPivot
10 1 (0.028%) InDesign
10 1 (0.028%) PaintShop Pro
Business Applications
1 56 (1.58%) Dynamics CRM
2 30 (0.85%) Visualfiles
3 22 (0.62%) Dynamics NAV
4 16 (0.45%) Magento
5 6 (0.17%) Dynamics AX
6 5 (0.14%) Sage 50
6 5 (0.14%) Google Analytics
7 4 (0.11%) Remedy ITSM
7 4 (0.11%) Oracle Applications
8 2 (0.056%) Exstream
8 2 (0.056%) Oracle CRM
8 2 (0.056%) SAP Business One
9 1 (0.028%) Dynamics GP
9 1 (0.028%) Retail-J
9 1 (0.028%) SalesLogix
9 1 (0.028%) Tridion
9 1 (0.028%) Agresso
9 1 (0.028%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 76 (2.14%) Microsoft Azure
2 24 (0.68%) SaaS
3 22 (0.62%) Amazon AWS
4 12 (0.34%) Amazon EC2
4 12 (0.34%) Office 365
4 12 (0.34%) Trello
5 4 (0.11%) GitHub
6 3 (0.085%) Amazon S3
6 3 (0.085%) PaaS
6 3 (0.085%) Amazon SQS
7 2 (0.056%) IaaS
8 1 (0.028%) Amazon ELB
8 1 (0.028%) Route 53
8 1 (0.028%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (0.028%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 137 (3.86%) Internet
2 66 (1.86%) Intranet
3 33 (0.93%) HTTP
4 31 (0.87%) Firewall
5 29 (0.82%) DNS
6 20 (0.56%) TCP/IP
7 13 (0.37%) Kerberos
7 13 (0.37%) IPsec
8 11 (0.31%) SMTP
9 10 (0.28%) LDAP
9 10 (0.28%) RFID
10 6 (0.17%) VPN
10 6 (0.17%) Extranet
10 6 (0.17%) SAN
11 4 (0.11%) WAN
11 4 (0.11%) LAN
11 4 (0.11%) NAS
12 3 (0.085%) Wireless
12 3 (0.085%) UMTS
12 3 (0.085%) GPRS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2113 (59.54%) SQL Server
2 467 (13.16%) SQL Server 2008
3 329 (9.27%) SQL Server 2012
4 224 (6.31%) SQL Server 2005
5 177 (4.99%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 176 (4.96%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 131 (3.69%) Relational Database
8 113 (3.18%) MySQL
9 70 (1.97%) Data Warehouse
10 58 (1.63%) Oracle Database
11 56 (1.58%) NoSQL
12 42 (1.18%) RDBMS
13 31 (0.87%) Oracle Database 11g
14 29 (0.82%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 28 (0.79%) Oracle Reports
16 27 (0.76%) SQL Server 2000
16 27 (0.76%) MongoDB
17 22 (0.62%) Oracle Database 10g
18 20 (0.56%) Crystal Reports
19 19 (0.54%) RavenDB
Development Applications
1 362 (10.20%) Visual Studio
2 320 (9.02%) Team Foundation Server
3 207 (5.83%) NUnit
4 132 (3.72%) Moq
5 120 (3.38%) Rhino Mocks
6 107 (3.01%) MSTest
7 86 (2.42%) Git (software)
8 74 (2.09%) Subversion
9 67 (1.89%) Selenium
10 37 (1.04%) Eclipse
11 30 (0.85%) SpecFlow
12 26 (0.73%) ReSharper
13 25 (0.70%) Selenium IDE
14 23 (0.65%) JIRA
15 22 (0.62%) Oracle Forms
15 22 (0.62%) Mercurial
16 20 (0.56%) TeamCity
17 19 (0.54%) PhoneGap
18 18 (0.51%) Cucumber
19 15 (0.42%) WebDriver
General
1 373 (10.51%) Finance
2 132 (3.72%) Marketing
3 130 (3.66%) Retail
4 78 (2.20%) Games
5 73 (2.06%) Advertising
6 69 (1.94%) Legal
7 40 (1.13%) Pharmaceutical
8 31 (0.87%) Telecoms
9 29 (0.82%) Automotive
10 28 (0.79%) Law
11 25 (0.70%) Manufacturing
12 22 (0.62%) Banking
13 18 (0.51%) Billing
14 14 (0.39%) Back Office
15 8 (0.23%) Publishing
16 5 (0.14%) Electronics
17 3 (0.085%) Financial Institution
17 3 (0.085%) Military
17 3 (0.085%) Multimedia
18 1 (0.028%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 2712 (76.42%) Developer
2 1419 (39.98%) .NET Developer
3 844 (23.78%) C# Developer
4 627 (17.67%) C# .NET Developer
5 521 (14.68%) Senior Developer
6 450 (12.68%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 424 (11.95%) ASP.NET Developer
8 420 (11.83%) Software Developer
9 367 (10.34%) Web Developer
10 336 (9.47%) Analyst
11 223 (6.28%) Senior .NET Developer
12 205 (5.78%) Senior C# Developer
13 163 (4.59%) Team Leader
14 144 (4.06%) Software Engineer
15 125 (3.52%) .NET Web Developer
16 120 (3.38%) Junior
17 119 (3.35%) C# Software Developer
18 118 (3.32%) Programmer
19 116 (3.27%) Lead Developer
19 116 (3.27%) .NET Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2249 (63.37%) ASP.NET
2 1328 (37.42%) HTML
3 1027 (28.94%) CSS
4 934 (26.32%) ASP.NET MVC
5 844 (23.78%) WCF
6 803 (22.63%) jQuery
7 785 (22.12%) .NET Framework
8 694 (19.55%) XML
9 526 (14.82%) Web Services
10 400 (11.27%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
11 394 (11.10%) WPF
12 355 (10.00%) LINQ
13 351 (9.89%) ASP.NET MVC 4
14 331 (9.33%) HTML5
15 291 (8.20%) Ajax
16 271 (7.64%) WinForms
17 226 (6.37%) ASP.NET Web Forms
18 197 (5.55%) Razor View Engine
19 177 (4.99%) SOAP
20 159 (4.48%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 228 (6.42%) Computer Science
2 128 (3.61%) Mobile App
3 109 (3.07%) Inversion of Control
4 103 (2.90%) N-Tier
5 99 (2.79%) Enterprise Software
6 84 (2.37%) Social Media
7 52 (1.47%) W3C
8 48 (1.35%) Client/Server
9 46 (1.30%) Mathematics
10 37 (1.04%) iPhone
11 35 (0.99%) Physics
12 33 (0.93%) Tandem
13 31 (0.87%) Management Information System
13 31 (0.87%) Open Source
14 26 (0.73%) Blog
15 25 (0.70%) 3D Graphics
15 25 (0.70%) Statistics
16 21 (0.59%) PKI
17 20 (0.56%) Social Network
18 12 (0.34%) Informatics
Operating Systems
1 577 (16.26%) Windows
2 121 (3.41%) Android
3 63 (1.78%) Apple iOS
4 62 (1.75%) Windows Server 2003
5 55 (1.55%) Linux
6 42 (1.18%) UNIX
7 30 (0.85%) Windows Server 2008
8 14 (0.39%) Windows Mobile
8 14 (0.39%) Windows 8
9 13 (0.37%) Windows Phone
9 13 (0.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 12 (0.34%) Windows Server 2012
11 9 (0.25%) Windows 7
12 7 (0.20%) Windows CE
13 4 (0.11%) Windows Phone 7
14 3 (0.085%) Mac OS
14 3 (0.085%) Windows Phone 8
15 2 (0.056%) Oracle Linux
15 2 (0.056%) Windows Vista
15 2 (0.056%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 1368 (38.55%) MVC
2 735 (20.71%) TDD
3 691 (19.47%) Agile Software Development
4 557 (15.69%) OO
5 540 (15.22%) Scrum
6 340 (9.58%) Software Engineering
7 307 (8.65%) Web Development
8 276 (7.78%) Web Application Development
9 250 (7.04%) Unit Testing
10 245 (6.90%) Project Management
11 231 (6.51%) Continuous Integration
12 190 (5.35%) E-Commerce
13 188 (5.30%) BDD
14 171 (4.82%) OOD
15 165 (4.65%) Dependency Injection
16 157 (4.42%) OOP
17 143 (4.03%) Kanban
18 135 (3.80%) UML
19 133 (3.75%) CRM
20 119 (3.35%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 2825 (79.60%) C#
2 1476 (41.59%) SQL
3 1319 (37.17%) JavaScript
4 684 (19.27%) VB.NET
5 509 (14.34%) T-SQL
6 323 (9.10%) Java
7 242 (6.82%) VB
8 156 (4.40%) PHP
9 89 (2.51%) VB6
10 81 (2.28%) Ruby
11 77 (2.17%) C++
12 50 (1.41%) C
12 50 (1.41%) PL/SQL
13 47 (1.32%) VBA
14 28 (0.79%) Python
15 25 (0.70%) Objective-C
16 22 (0.62%) VBScript
17 21 (0.59%) XQuery
17 21 (0.59%) Perl
18 16 (0.45%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 422 (11.89%) Degree
2 138 (3.89%) Microsoft Certification
3 91 (2.56%) MCP
4 77 (2.17%) MCTS
5 73 (2.06%) MCSD
6 71 (2.00%) MCAD
7 40 (1.13%) ISEB
8 34 (0.96%) Security Cleared
9 20 (0.56%) MCSE
10 13 (0.37%) SC Cleared
11 12 (0.34%) ISTQB
12 10 (0.28%) MCITP
13 6 (0.17%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 5 (0.14%) MCPD
15 4 (0.11%) ACCA
15 4 (0.11%) CIMA
16 1 (0.028%) ITIL Certification
16 1 (0.028%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 115 (3.24%) QA
2 19 (0.54%) SLA
2 19 (0.54%) WAI
3 16 (0.45%) WCAG
4 6 (0.17%) ISO 9001
5 3 (0.085%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.028%) HL7
System Software
1 22 (0.62%) Active Directory
2 21 (0.59%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (0.37%) NFS
4 8 (0.23%) Hyper-V
5 4 (0.11%) Squid
6 3 (0.085%) VirtualBox
7 1 (0.028%) Oracle RAC
7 1 (0.028%) VMware Server
7 1 (0.028%) Oracle RMAN
7 1 (0.028%) XenApp
7 1 (0.028%) XenDesktop
7 1 (0.028%) vSphere
7 1 (0.028%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 10 (0.28%) HP SIM
2 8 (0.23%) OpenView
3 3 (0.085%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (0.028%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 1 (0.028%) MOM
4 1 (0.028%) WSUS
4 1 (0.028%) Data Guard
4 1 (0.028%) Puppet
4 1 (0.028%) FortiGate
4 1 (0.028%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 881 (24.82%) Microsoft
2 222 (6.26%) Oracle
3 75 (2.11%) Google
4 49 (1.38%) Sitecore
5 35 (0.99%) Facebook
6 33 (0.93%) IBM
7 32 (0.90%) SAP
8 31 (0.87%) VMware
9 28 (0.79%) Adobe
10 27 (0.76%) HP
10 27 (0.76%) Apple
11 26 (0.73%) Twitter
12 17 (0.48%) DevExpress
13 13 (0.37%) Salesforce.com
13 13 (0.37%) Sybase
13 13 (0.37%) Red Hat
14 12 (0.34%) Remedy
15 11 (0.31%) Cisco
15 11 (0.31%) Dell
16 10 (0.28%) Business Objects
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