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

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft .NET (dotNet)
Rank 4 3 3
Rank change year-on-year
-1 0
Permanent jobs citing .NET 1749 1885 2033
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 23.61% 27.49% 27.86%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 54.86% 57.21% 58.12%
Number of salaries quoted 1534 1717 1860
Average salary £38,500 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.00% -
90% offered a salary of more than £25,500 £24,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £45,000 £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £39,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -
.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
3188 3295 3498
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 43.03% 48.06% 47.94%
Number of salaries quoted 2721 2960 3137
Average salary £37,804 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.01% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £25,000 £25,500
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
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 September 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 September 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 -1 877 £40,000 +14.28% 172
Cheshire -2 526 £37,500 +7.14% 85
Lancashire +1 202 £38,230 +9.22% 30
Merseyside +2 135 £40,000 +14.28% 41
Cumbria -13 1 £31,000 -16.21%
.NET
England

.NET
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 2724 (78.41%) C#
2 2134 (61.43%) ASP.NET
3 2032 (58.49%) SQL Server
4 1404 (40.41%) HTML
5 1402 (40.36%) MVC
6 1393 (40.10%) SQL
7 1372 (39.49%) Agile Software Development
8 1308 (37.65%) JavaScript
9 1119 (32.21%) CSS
10 877 (25.24%) .NET Framework
11 851 (24.50%) Microsoft
12 849 (24.44%) WCF
13 836 (24.06%) jQuery
14 832 (23.95%) ASP.NET MVC
15 729 (20.98%) TDD
16 634 (18.25%) XML
17 621 (17.88%) VB.NET
18 568 (16.35%) OO
19 562 (16.18%) Web Services
20 561 (16.15%) Windows
21 547 (15.75%) Scrum
22 460 (13.24%) T-SQL
23 440 (12.67%) LINQ
24 427 (12.29%) Finance
25 426 (12.26%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
26 398 (11.46%) SQL Server 2008
27 377 (10.85%) Degree
28 367 (10.56%) MS Excel
29 363 (10.45%) HTML5
30 361 (10.39%) Visual Studio

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

For the 6 months to 19 September 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
1 252 (7.25%) SharePoint
2 206 (5.93%) IIS
3 146 (4.20%) CMS
4 129 (3.71%) Node.js
5 126 (3.63%) Umbraco
6 56 (1.61%) Sitecore CMS
7 38 (1.09%) WordPress
8 34 (0.98%) SharePoint 2010
9 29 (0.83%) MS Exchange
9 29 (0.83%) SharePoint 2013
10 26 (0.75%) NServiceBus
11 21 (0.60%) MODX
12 17 (0.49%) Drupal
13 15 (0.43%) ColdFusion
13 15 (0.43%) BizTalk Server
14 13 (0.37%) LiveLink
14 13 (0.37%) WebSphere
15 12 (0.35%) WebLogic
15 12 (0.35%) Sitefinity
16 11 (0.32%) Apache
Applications
1 367 (10.56%) MS Excel
2 61 (1.76%) MS Office
3 44 (1.27%) Photoshop
4 18 (0.52%) MS PowerPoint
5 11 (0.32%) Adobe Illustrator
6 10 (0.29%) Fireworks
7 6 (0.17%) Adobe After Effects
8 5 (0.14%) MS Project
9 4 (0.12%) InfoPath
10 3 (0.086%) MS Visio
11 2 (0.058%) InDesign
11 2 (0.058%) Spreadsheet
11 2 (0.058%) PowerPivot
12 1 (0.029%) PrintSoft PReS
12 1 (0.029%) DOC1
12 1 (0.029%) PaintShop Pro
Business Applications
1 57 (1.64%) Dynamics CRM
2 22 (0.63%) Visualfiles
3 20 (0.58%) Dynamics AX
4 16 (0.46%) Magento
5 14 (0.40%) Dynamics NAV
6 6 (0.17%) Sage 50
7 5 (0.14%) Oracle Applications
8 4 (0.12%) Remedy ITSM
8 4 (0.12%) Google Analytics
8 4 (0.12%) Dynamics GP
9 1 (0.029%) Retail-J
9 1 (0.029%) SAP LE
9 1 (0.029%) SAP QM
9 1 (0.029%) Exstream
9 1 (0.029%) SAP Oil and Gas
9 1 (0.029%) SalesLogix
9 1 (0.029%) Tridion
9 1 (0.029%) SAP SD
9 1 (0.029%) SAP MM
9 1 (0.029%) SAP WM
Cloud Services
1 93 (2.68%) Microsoft Azure
2 31 (0.89%) SaaS
3 24 (0.69%) Amazon AWS
4 22 (0.63%) Amazon EC2
5 12 (0.35%) Trello
6 7 (0.20%) GitHub
7 6 (0.17%) Cloud Computing
8 5 (0.14%) Google App Engine
8 5 (0.14%) PaaS
9 4 (0.12%) Office 365
9 4 (0.12%) IaaS
10 3 (0.086%) Google Apps
11 2 (0.058%) Amazon SQS
11 2 (0.058%) Amazon S3
12 1 (0.029%) Rackspace Cloud
12 1 (0.029%) Amazon ELB
12 1 (0.029%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 174 (5.01%) Internet
2 60 (1.73%) Intranet
3 47 (1.35%) DNS
3 47 (1.35%) HTTP
4 34 (0.98%) Firewall
5 32 (0.92%) TCP/IP
6 27 (0.78%) SMTP
7 15 (0.43%) SAN
7 15 (0.43%) Wireless
8 14 (0.40%) IPsec
9 11 (0.32%) NAS
10 9 (0.26%) LDAP
10 9 (0.26%) Kerberos
11 7 (0.20%) VPN
11 7 (0.20%) DHCP
12 5 (0.14%) FTP
13 4 (0.12%) Extranet
13 4 (0.12%) iSCSI
14 3 (0.086%) LAN
14 3 (0.086%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2032 (58.49%) SQL Server
2 398 (11.46%) SQL Server 2008
3 287 (8.26%) SQL Server 2012
4 186 (5.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 182 (5.24%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 174 (5.01%) SQL Server 2005
7 150 (4.32%) Relational Database
8 114 (3.28%) MySQL
9 75 (2.16%) NoSQL
10 66 (1.90%) Data Warehouse
11 41 (1.18%) Crystal Reports
11 41 (1.18%) RDBMS
12 34 (0.98%) Oracle Database
13 30 (0.86%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 28 (0.81%) Oracle Reports
15 27 (0.78%) Big Data
16 26 (0.75%) MongoDB
17 22 (0.63%) RavenDB
18 21 (0.60%) Oracle Database 11g
19 20 (0.58%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 361 (10.39%) Visual Studio
2 333 (9.59%) Team Foundation Server
3 212 (6.10%) NUnit
4 154 (4.43%) Git (software)
5 127 (3.66%) Moq
6 120 (3.45%) Rhino Mocks
7 105 (3.02%) Subversion
8 102 (2.94%) MSTest
9 84 (2.42%) Selenium
10 45 (1.30%) JIRA
11 39 (1.12%) SpecFlow
12 28 (0.81%) Eclipse
13 27 (0.78%) ReSharper
14 26 (0.75%) Cucumber
15 24 (0.69%) WebDriver
16 22 (0.63%) Oracle Forms
17 21 (0.60%) Selenium IDE
18 17 (0.49%) PowerBuilder
19 15 (0.43%) Mercurial
19 15 (0.43%) TeamCity
General
1 427 (12.29%) Finance
2 155 (4.46%) Retail
3 149 (4.29%) Marketing
4 89 (2.56%) Games
5 76 (2.19%) Advertising
6 50 (1.44%) Legal
7 44 (1.27%) Telecoms
8 43 (1.24%) Manufacturing
9 32 (0.92%) Automotive
10 30 (0.86%) Pharmaceutical
10 30 (0.86%) Banking
11 27 (0.78%) Law
12 23 (0.66%) Back Office
12 23 (0.66%) Billing
13 16 (0.46%) Financial Institution
14 8 (0.23%) Electronics
15 6 (0.17%) German Language
16 5 (0.14%) Italian Language
16 5 (0.14%) Turkish Language
17 3 (0.086%) Online Betting
Job Titles
1 2644 (76.11%) Developer
2 1367 (39.35%) .NET Developer
3 758 (21.82%) C# Developer
4 560 (16.12%) C# .NET Developer
5 510 (14.68%) Senior Developer
6 408 (11.74%) Software Developer
7 388 (11.17%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 380 (10.94%) ASP.NET Developer
9 335 (9.64%) Analyst
10 315 (9.07%) Web Developer
11 200 (5.76%) Senior .NET Developer
12 182 (5.24%) Senior C# Developer
13 167 (4.81%) Junior
14 164 (4.72%) Team Leader
15 156 (4.49%) Junior Developer
16 129 (3.71%) Graduate
17 115 (3.31%) Architect
18 113 (3.25%) Development Team Leader
18 113 (3.25%) Graduate Developer
19 111 (3.20%) .NET Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2134 (61.43%) ASP.NET
2 1404 (40.41%) HTML
3 1119 (32.21%) CSS
4 877 (25.24%) .NET Framework
5 849 (24.44%) WCF
6 836 (24.06%) jQuery
7 832 (23.95%) ASP.NET MVC
8 634 (18.25%) XML
9 562 (16.18%) Web Services
10 440 (12.67%) LINQ
11 426 (12.26%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
12 363 (10.45%) HTML5
13 351 (10.10%) WPF
14 271 (7.80%) Ajax
15 250 (7.20%) ASP.NET MVC 4
16 215 (6.19%) WinForms
17 212 (6.10%) ASP.NET Web Forms
18 207 (5.96%) SOAP
19 193 (5.56%) XSLT
20 155 (4.46%) Razor View Engine
Miscellaneous
1 183 (5.27%) Computer Science
2 127 (3.66%) Enterprise Software
3 120 (3.45%) Analytical Skills
4 119 (3.43%) Mobile App
5 106 (3.05%) Inversion of Control
6 101 (2.91%) User Experience
7 92 (2.65%) N-Tier
8 66 (1.90%) Social Media
9 54 (1.55%) Mathematics
10 47 (1.35%) Client/Server
11 45 (1.30%) W3C
12 38 (1.09%) iPhone
13 37 (1.07%) Physics
14 33 (0.95%) Social Network
14 33 (0.95%) Management Information System
14 33 (0.95%) 3D Graphics
15 24 (0.69%) Blog
16 23 (0.66%) Tandem
17 20 (0.58%) Streaming Music
17 20 (0.58%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 561 (16.15%) Windows
2 112 (3.22%) Android
3 74 (2.13%) Apple iOS
4 66 (1.90%) Linux
5 50 (1.44%) Windows Server 2003
6 34 (0.98%) Windows Server 2008
7 27 (0.78%) UNIX
8 16 (0.46%) Windows Phone
9 13 (0.37%) Windows Phone 8
10 12 (0.35%) Windows Server 2012
11 9 (0.26%) Windows 7
11 9 (0.26%) Windows 8
11 9 (0.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 5 (0.14%) Windows Mobile
12 5 (0.14%) Windows XP
13 3 (0.086%) Windows CE
13 3 (0.086%) Mac OS
14 2 (0.058%) Windows Vista
14 2 (0.058%) Solaris
14 2 (0.058%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 1402 (40.36%) MVC
2 1372 (39.49%) Agile Software Development
3 729 (20.98%) TDD
4 568 (16.35%) OO
5 547 (15.75%) Scrum
6 321 (9.24%) Web Development
7 298 (8.58%) Web Application Development
8 276 (7.94%) Software Engineering
9 267 (7.69%) Continuous Integration
10 221 (6.36%) Unit Testing
11 220 (6.33%) Project Management
12 218 (6.28%) Mentoring
13 209 (6.02%) BDD
14 195 (5.61%) E-Commerce
15 177 (5.09%) Dependency Injection
16 167 (4.81%) OOP
17 158 (4.55%) OOD
18 146 (4.20%) Kanban
19 143 (4.12%) SOA
20 129 (3.71%) UML
Programming Languages
1 2724 (78.41%) C#
2 1393 (40.10%) SQL
3 1308 (37.65%) JavaScript
4 621 (17.88%) VB.NET
5 460 (13.24%) T-SQL
6 327 (9.41%) Java
7 248 (7.14%) VB
8 150 (4.32%) PHP
9 99 (2.85%) VB6
10 87 (2.50%) Ruby
11 79 (2.27%) C++
12 50 (1.44%) PL/SQL
13 48 (1.38%) VBA
14 42 (1.21%) C
15 28 (0.81%) VBScript
16 25 (0.72%) Perl
16 25 (0.72%) Objective-C
17 22 (0.63%) XQuery
18 19 (0.55%) RPG
19 17 (0.49%) Python
Qualifications
1 377 (10.85%) Degree
2 96 (2.76%) Microsoft Certification
3 54 (1.55%) MCP
4 49 (1.41%) MCSD
5 48 (1.38%) MCTS
6 42 (1.21%) MCAD
7 33 (0.95%) ISEB
8 18 (0.52%) Security Cleared
8 18 (0.52%) MCSE
9 15 (0.43%) ISTQB
10 10 (0.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 10 (0.29%) MCITP
11 5 (0.14%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 5 (0.14%) ITIL Certification
12 4 (0.12%) ACCA
12 4 (0.12%) CIMA
13 3 (0.086%) MCPD
14 2 (0.058%) HND
15 1 (0.029%) MCSA
15 1 (0.029%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 103 (2.96%) QA
2 31 (0.89%) SLA
3 18 (0.52%) WAI
4 6 (0.17%) WCAG
5 4 (0.12%) HL7
6 3 (0.086%) PCI DSS
6 3 (0.086%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 2 (0.058%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 31 (0.89%) Active Directory
2 15 (0.43%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (0.26%) NFS
4 8 (0.23%) Hyper-V
5 5 (0.14%) Xen
6 4 (0.12%) XenApp
6 4 (0.12%) XenDesktop
7 2 (0.058%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 10 (0.29%) Norton AntiVirus
2 9 (0.26%) HP SIM
3 8 (0.23%) OpenView
4 7 (0.20%) HP Quality Center
5 6 (0.17%) Puppet
5 6 (0.17%) Opscode Chef
6 5 (0.14%) Ansible
7 1 (0.029%) FortiGate
7 1 (0.029%) WSUS
Vendors
1 851 (24.50%) Microsoft
2 183 (5.27%) Oracle
3 69 (1.99%) Google
4 65 (1.87%) Sitecore
5 47 (1.35%) Facebook
6 26 (0.75%) Twitter
6 26 (0.75%) IBM
7 24 (0.69%) Adobe
8 22 (0.63%) HP
8 22 (0.63%) SAP
9 21 (0.60%) VMware
10 20 (0.58%) Salesforce.com
11 18 (0.52%) EPiServer
12 15 (0.43%) DevExpress
12 15 (0.43%) JBoss
13 13 (0.37%) Apple
14 12 (0.35%) Open Text
14 12 (0.35%) Remedy
15 11 (0.32%) Red Hat
15 11 (0.32%) Cisco
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