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 28 November 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Nov 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 1621 1856 2394
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 21.60% 26.62% 31.13%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 52.89% 52.68% 60.53%
Number of salaries quoted 1456 1656 2184
Average salary £38,000 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.57% -
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £26,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £45,000 £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
3065 3523 3955
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 40.85% 50.53% 51.43%
Number of salaries quoted 2676 3128 3564
Average salary £37,500 £35,700 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.04% +2.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £26,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £45,000 £47,500
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 28 November 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 28 November 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 -3 891 £37,804 +8.01% 175
Cheshire -2 442 £40,000 +11.11% 96
Lancashire +2 162 £35,000 - 37
Merseyside +1 115 £38,000 -5.00% 29
Cumbria -13 2 £10,500 -70.00% 1
.NET
England

.NET
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 28 November 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 2646 (77.85%) C#
2 2176 (64.02%) ASP.NET
3 1900 (55.90%) SQL Server
4 1491 (43.87%) HTML
5 1465 (43.10%) MVC
6 1384 (40.72%) JavaScript
7 1375 (40.45%) Agile Software Development
8 1364 (40.13%) SQL
9 1240 (36.48%) CSS
10 860 (25.30%) ASP.NET MVC
11 842 (24.77%) .NET Framework
12 834 (24.54%) jQuery
13 825 (24.27%) Microsoft
14 772 (22.71%) WCF
15 719 (21.15%) TDD
16 594 (17.48%) Windows
17 571 (16.80%) VB.NET
18 553 (16.27%) Web Services
19 552 (16.24%) XML
20 548 (16.12%) Scrum
21 538 (15.83%) OO
22 487 (14.33%) HTML5
23 463 (13.62%) Finance
24 392 (11.53%) Visual Studio
25 390 (11.47%) LINQ
26 363 (10.68%) Web Development
27 357 (10.50%) SQL Server 2008
28 354 (10.41%) T-SQL
29 346 (10.18%) Degree
30 336 (9.89%) ADO.NET Entity Framework

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

For the 6 months to 28 November 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
1 247 (7.27%) IIS
2 225 (6.62%) SharePoint
3 176 (5.18%) Umbraco
4 174 (5.12%) CMS
5 172 (5.06%) Node.js
6 61 (1.79%) Sitecore CMS
7 47 (1.38%) MS Exchange
8 44 (1.29%) WordPress
9 35 (1.03%) NServiceBus
10 32 (0.94%) SharePoint 2010
11 28 (0.82%) SharePoint 2013
12 26 (0.76%) Exchange Server 2013
12 26 (0.76%) Exchange Server 2007
13 21 (0.62%) BizTalk Server
14 19 (0.56%) Apache
15 17 (0.50%) Drupal
16 14 (0.41%) JBoss
16 14 (0.41%) Sitefinity
17 13 (0.38%) Confluence
18 12 (0.35%) ColdFusion
Applications
1 297 (8.74%) MS Excel
2 63 (1.85%) Photoshop
3 42 (1.24%) MS Office
4 14 (0.41%) Adobe Illustrator
5 10 (0.29%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 9 (0.26%) Fireworks
7 7 (0.21%) Adobe After Effects
8 5 (0.15%) MS Project
9 4 (0.12%) MS Visio
9 4 (0.12%) MS PowerPoint
10 3 (0.088%) InfoPath
10 3 (0.088%) Mingle
10 3 (0.088%) InDesign
11 1 (0.029%) PowerPivot
11 1 (0.029%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 46 (1.35%) Dynamics CRM
2 28 (0.82%) Dynamics AX
3 14 (0.41%) Visualfiles
4 11 (0.32%) Dynamics NAV
5 9 (0.26%) Tridion
6 7 (0.21%) Magento
7 6 (0.18%) Sage 50
8 5 (0.15%) Oracle Applications
9 4 (0.12%) Dynamics GP
10 3 (0.088%) Remedy ITSM
10 3 (0.088%) Google Analytics
11 1 (0.029%) Zen Cart
11 1 (0.029%) Retail-J
11 1 (0.029%) SAP LE
11 1 (0.029%) SAP QM
11 1 (0.029%) SAP Oil and Gas
11 1 (0.029%) SAP SD
11 1 (0.029%) SAP MM
11 1 (0.029%) SAP WM
Cloud Services
1 121 (3.56%) Microsoft Azure
2 50 (1.47%) Amazon AWS
3 41 (1.21%) SaaS
4 35 (1.03%) 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%) PaaS
7 4 (0.12%) IaaS
7 4 (0.12%) Trello
8 3 (0.088%) Google Apps
8 3 (0.088%) Amazon SQS
8 3 (0.088%) Amazon S3
9 2 (0.059%) Rackspace Cloud
9 2 (0.059%) Office 365
10 1 (0.029%) MailChimp
Communications & Networking
1 199 (5.85%) Internet
2 74 (2.18%) HTTP
3 56 (1.65%) DNS
4 48 (1.41%) SMTP
5 46 (1.35%) Intranet
6 44 (1.29%) TCP/IP
7 30 (0.88%) SAN
8 28 (0.82%) Firewall
9 26 (0.76%) NAS
10 18 (0.53%) Wireless
11 8 (0.24%) DHCP
12 7 (0.21%) FTP
13 6 (0.18%) VPN
14 5 (0.15%) Extranet
14 5 (0.15%) IPsec
15 4 (0.12%) iSCSI
16 2 (0.059%) MPLS
16 2 (0.059%) Ethernet
17 1 (0.029%) LAN
17 1 (0.029%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1900 (55.90%) SQL Server
2 357 (10.50%) SQL Server 2008
3 214 (6.30%) SQL Server 2012
4 192 (5.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 162 (4.77%) SQL Server 2005
6 161 (4.74%) Relational Database
7 156 (4.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 143 (4.21%) MySQL
9 104 (3.06%) NoSQL
10 67 (1.97%) Data Warehouse
11 48 (1.41%) Crystal Reports
12 44 (1.29%) RDBMS
13 40 (1.18%) MongoDB
14 34 (1.00%) Big Data
15 32 (0.94%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 25 (0.74%) PostgreSQL
17 19 (0.56%) RavenDB
18 18 (0.53%) MS Access
19 17 (0.50%) Oracle Reports
20 16 (0.47%) DTS
Development Applications
1 392 (11.53%) Visual Studio
2 307 (9.03%) Team Foundation Server
3 218 (6.41%) Git (software)
4 207 (6.09%) NUnit
5 139 (4.09%) Subversion
6 116 (3.41%) Moq
7 113 (3.32%) Rhino Mocks
8 111 (3.27%) MSTest
9 108 (3.18%) Selenium
10 68 (2.00%) JIRA
11 47 (1.38%) SpecFlow
12 32 (0.94%) TeamCity
13 30 (0.88%) WebDriver
14 25 (0.74%) Cucumber
15 23 (0.68%) ReSharper
16 20 (0.59%) Jenkins
17 19 (0.56%) Mercurial
18 18 (0.53%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
18 18 (0.53%) Octopus Deploy
19 16 (0.47%) Selenium IDE
General
1 463 (13.62%) Finance
2 164 (4.82%) Retail
3 162 (4.77%) Marketing
4 92 (2.71%) Games
5 78 (2.29%) Advertising
6 46 (1.35%) Telecoms
7 43 (1.27%) Manufacturing
8 34 (1.00%) Back Office
8 34 (1.00%) Banking
9 33 (0.97%) Legal
10 30 (0.88%) Law
11 20 (0.59%) Automotive
11 20 (0.59%) Financial Institution
12 17 (0.50%) Billing
13 11 (0.32%) Electronics
14 10 (0.29%) Pharmaceutical
15 7 (0.21%) German Language
16 5 (0.15%) Italian Language
16 5 (0.15%) Turkish Language
17 3 (0.088%) Online Betting
Job Titles
1 2580 (75.90%) Developer
2 1401 (41.22%) .NET Developer
3 659 (19.39%) C# Developer
4 495 (14.56%) C# .NET Developer
5 453 (13.33%) Senior Developer
6 399 (11.74%) ASP.NET Developer
7 361 (10.62%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 341 (10.03%) Web Developer
9 335 (9.86%) Software Developer
10 272 (8.00%) Analyst
11 192 (5.65%) Senior .NET Developer
12 178 (5.24%) Junior
13 166 (4.88%) Junior Developer
14 163 (4.80%) Senior C# Developer
15 158 (4.65%) Team Leader
16 144 (4.24%) .NET Web Developer
17 121 (3.56%) Architect
18 114 (3.35%) Graduate
18 114 (3.35%) Development Team Leader
19 101 (2.97%) .NET Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2176 (64.02%) ASP.NET
2 1491 (43.87%) HTML
3 1240 (36.48%) CSS
4 860 (25.30%) ASP.NET MVC
5 842 (24.77%) .NET Framework
6 834 (24.54%) jQuery
7 772 (22.71%) WCF
8 553 (16.27%) Web Services
9 552 (16.24%) XML
10 487 (14.33%) HTML5
11 390 (11.47%) LINQ
12 336 (9.89%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
13 327 (9.62%) WPF
14 252 (7.41%) Ajax
15 238 (7.00%) ASP.NET Web Forms
16 236 (6.94%) CSS3
17 230 (6.77%) SOAP
18 204 (6.00%) ASP.NET Web API
19 199 (5.85%) WinForms
20 178 (5.24%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 166 (4.88%) Computer Science
2 154 (4.53%) Enterprise Software
3 136 (4.00%) Mobile App
4 135 (3.97%) Analytical Skills
5 130 (3.82%) User Experience
6 121 (3.56%) Inversion of Control
7 87 (2.56%) N-Tier
8 62 (1.82%) Social Media
9 41 (1.21%) W3C
10 39 (1.15%) iPhone
11 37 (1.09%) Management Information System
12 34 (1.00%) Client/Server
13 30 (0.88%) Social Network
13 30 (0.88%) Mathematics
14 28 (0.82%) 3D Graphics
15 27 (0.79%) Clustering
15 27 (0.79%) Streaming Music
16 26 (0.76%) iSeries
17 21 (0.62%) Tandem
18 17 (0.50%) Physics
Operating Systems
1 594 (17.48%) Windows
2 137 (4.03%) Android
3 111 (3.27%) Apple iOS
4 79 (2.32%) Linux
5 45 (1.32%) Windows Server 2008
6 41 (1.21%) Windows Server 2003
7 22 (0.65%) Windows Phone
8 15 (0.44%) Windows Server 2012
8 15 (0.44%) UNIX
9 13 (0.38%) Windows Phone 8
10 11 (0.32%) Windows 7
11 7 (0.21%) Windows XP
12 5 (0.15%) Mac OS X
12 5 (0.15%) Windows Mobile
13 4 (0.12%) Windows 8
14 3 (0.088%) Windows Vista
15 2 (0.059%) Embedded Linux
15 2 (0.059%) Windows CE
16 1 (0.029%) VxWorks
16 1 (0.029%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 1465 (43.10%) MVC
2 1375 (40.45%) Agile Software Development
3 719 (21.15%) TDD
4 548 (16.12%) Scrum
5 538 (15.83%) OO
6 363 (10.68%) Web Development
7 323 (9.50%) Web Application Development
8 297 (8.74%) Continuous Integration
9 275 (8.09%) Software Engineering
10 230 (6.77%) BDD
11 217 (6.38%) Dependency Injection
12 214 (6.30%) Mentoring
13 200 (5.88%) Unit Testing
14 195 (5.74%) Project Management
15 191 (5.62%) OOP
16 186 (5.47%) E-Commerce
17 151 (4.44%) Kanban
18 147 (4.32%) SOA
19 145 (4.27%) Domain-Driven Design
20 137 (4.03%) MVVM
Programming Languages
1 2646 (77.85%) C#
2 1384 (40.72%) JavaScript
3 1364 (40.13%) SQL
4 571 (16.80%) VB.NET
5 354 (10.41%) T-SQL
6 331 (9.74%) Java
7 223 (6.56%) VB
8 187 (5.50%) PHP
9 99 (2.91%) Ruby
10 91 (2.68%) C++
11 74 (2.18%) VB6
12 48 (1.41%) PL/SQL
13 47 (1.38%) Objective-C
14 41 (1.21%) PowerShell
15 36 (1.06%) C
15 36 (1.06%) VBA
16 31 (0.91%) VBScript
17 30 (0.88%) Perl
18 26 (0.76%) RPG
19 24 (0.71%) Python
Qualifications
1 346 (10.18%) Degree
2 96 (2.82%) Microsoft Certification
3 37 (1.09%) MCP
4 33 (0.97%) ISEB
5 31 (0.91%) MCSD
6 26 (0.76%) MCTS
7 20 (0.59%) MCAD
8 18 (0.53%) ISTQB
9 16 (0.47%) Security Cleared
10 11 (0.32%) HND
11 8 (0.24%) MCSE
12 5 (0.15%) ITIL Certification
13 4 (0.12%) MCPD
14 3 (0.088%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 3 (0.088%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
15 2 (0.059%) CIPD
16 1 (0.029%) MCITP
16 1 (0.029%) MCSA
16 1 (0.029%) SAP Certification
16 1 (0.029%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 141 (4.15%) QA
2 42 (1.24%) SLA
3 12 (0.35%) WAI
4 6 (0.18%) WCAG
5 3 (0.088%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 3 (0.088%) HL7
6 2 (0.059%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 34 (1.00%) Active Directory
2 16 (0.47%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (0.26%) Hyper-V
4 5 (0.15%) Xen
5 4 (0.12%) XenApp
5 4 (0.12%) XenDesktop
6 3 (0.088%) Docker
7 2 (0.059%) VirtualBox
8 1 (0.029%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 26 (0.76%) Norton AntiVirus
2 15 (0.44%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 11 (0.32%) HP Quality Center
4 8 (0.24%) Puppet
5 5 (0.15%) Opscode Chef
5 5 (0.15%) Ansible
6 3 (0.088%) Vagrant
7 2 (0.059%) Tivoli
7 2 (0.059%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 1 (0.029%) WSUS
8 1 (0.029%) FortiGate
8 1 (0.029%) OpenView
Vendors
1 825 (24.27%) Microsoft
2 142 (4.18%) Oracle
3 79 (2.32%) Google
4 76 (2.24%) Sitecore
5 64 (1.88%) Facebook
6 50 (1.47%) EPiServer
7 36 (1.06%) Salesforce.com
8 35 (1.03%) Telerik
8 35 (1.03%) Twitter
9 32 (0.94%) Xamarin
10 26 (0.76%) Symantec
11 25 (0.74%) SAP
12 24 (0.71%) Adobe
13 20 (0.59%) Apple
14 19 (0.56%) VMware
15 17 (0.50%) Eloqua
16 16 (0.47%) Zend
16 16 (0.47%) IronPort
17 11 (0.32%) DevExpress
17 11 (0.32%) Open Text
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