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 30 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft .NET (dotNet)
Rank 5 3 2
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -1
Permanent jobs citing .NET 1477 1594 2459
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 21.23% 24.57% 31.38%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 51.59% 49.73% 59.32%
Number of salaries quoted 1323 1449 2249
Average salary £39,000 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £27,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £47,500 £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
2863 3205 4145
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 41.16% 49.41% 52.90%
Number of salaries quoted 2536 2861 3735
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £27,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,000 £44,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%

.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 January 2015.

.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 January 2015. 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 -3 836 £38,500 +2.66% 198
Cheshire -1 392 £40,000 +6.66% 92
Lancashire +2 140 £35,000 - 41
Merseyside +4 103 £37,500 -2.59% 36
Cumbria -8 3 £36,500 +4.28% 1
.NET
England

.NET
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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 2473 (78.63%) C#
2 2041 (64.90%) ASP.NET
3 1682 (53.48%) SQL Server
4 1396 (44.39%) MVC
5 1345 (42.77%) HTML
6 1329 (42.26%) Agile Software Development
7 1327 (42.19%) SQL
8 1276 (40.57%) JavaScript
9 1163 (36.98%) CSS
10 832 (26.45%) ASP.NET MVC
11 776 (24.67%) Microsoft
12 750 (23.85%) jQuery
13 744 (23.66%) .NET Framework
14 685 (21.78%) TDD
15 674 (21.43%) WCF
16 614 (19.52%) Windows
17 546 (17.36%) VB.NET
18 531 (16.88%) Scrum
19 509 (16.18%) OO
20 496 (15.77%) Web Services
21 484 (15.39%) XML
22 454 (14.44%) HTML5
23 388 (12.34%) Finance
24 347 (11.03%) Visual Studio
25 334 (10.62%) Web Development
26 331 (10.52%) Degree
27 327 (10.40%) Web Application Development
28 318 (10.11%) Java
29 312 (9.92%) LINQ
30 310 (9.86%) SQL Server 2008

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

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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
1 227 (7.22%) SharePoint
2 224 (7.12%) IIS
3 181 (5.76%) Node.js
4 153 (4.86%) CMS
5 149 (4.74%) Umbraco
6 66 (2.10%) SharePoint 2010
7 52 (1.65%) Sitecore CMS
8 48 (1.53%) MS Exchange
9 40 (1.27%) SharePoint 2013
10 34 (1.08%) WordPress
11 32 (1.02%) NServiceBus
12 27 (0.86%) Exchange Server 2007
12 27 (0.86%) Exchange Server 2013
12 27 (0.86%) BizTalk Server
13 24 (0.76%) Apache
14 16 (0.51%) Confluence
15 14 (0.45%) JBoss
16 11 (0.35%) Sitefinity
17 10 (0.32%) Drupal
18 7 (0.22%) SAS
Applications
1 264 (8.39%) MS Excel
2 39 (1.24%) Photoshop
3 31 (0.99%) MS Office
4 10 (0.32%) Adobe Illustrator
5 9 (0.29%) MS Project
6 5 (0.16%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 4 (0.13%) MS PowerPoint
7 4 (0.13%) MS Visio
8 3 (0.095%) Mingle
9 2 (0.064%) InfoPath
10 1 (0.032%) RoboHelp
10 1 (0.032%) Fireworks
10 1 (0.032%) InDesign
10 1 (0.032%) Adobe After Effects
10 1 (0.032%) PowerPivot
10 1 (0.032%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 44 (1.40%) Dynamics CRM
2 25 (0.79%) Dynamics AX
3 10 (0.32%) Tridion
4 8 (0.25%) Dynamics NAV
5 4 (0.13%) Visualfiles
5 4 (0.13%) Dynamics GP
6 3 (0.095%) Magento
6 3 (0.095%) Google Analytics
7 1 (0.032%) SAP MM
7 1 (0.032%) SAP WM
7 1 (0.032%) SAP SD
7 1 (0.032%) SAP QM
7 1 (0.032%) Exstream
7 1 (0.032%) Zen Cart
7 1 (0.032%) SAP LE
Cloud Services
1 166 (5.28%) Microsoft Azure
2 62 (1.97%) Amazon AWS
3 38 (1.21%) SaaS
4 32 (1.02%) Amazon EC2
5 14 (0.45%) Office 365
6 6 (0.19%) Cloud Computing
6 6 (0.19%) Yammer
7 4 (0.13%) Amazon S3
7 4 (0.13%) Google App Engine
7 4 (0.13%) Google Cloud Platform
7 4 (0.13%) Trello
7 4 (0.13%) GitHub
7 4 (0.13%) Amazon SQS
8 3 (0.095%) Google Apps
9 2 (0.064%) Rackspace Cloud
10 1 (0.032%) PaaS
10 1 (0.032%) IaaS
10 1 (0.032%) MailChimp
Communications & Networking
1 192 (6.10%) Internet
2 92 (2.93%) HTTP
3 49 (1.56%) DNS
4 45 (1.43%) TCP/IP
5 42 (1.34%) SMTP
6 41 (1.30%) Intranet
7 29 (0.92%) SAN
8 27 (0.86%) NAS
9 26 (0.83%) Wireless
10 22 (0.70%) Firewall
11 7 (0.22%) DHCP
11 7 (0.22%) FTP
12 5 (0.16%) VPN
13 4 (0.13%) IPsec
13 4 (0.13%) Extranet
14 2 (0.064%) iSCSI
15 1 (0.032%) SSL
15 1 (0.032%) HTTPS
15 1 (0.032%) SNMP
15 1 (0.032%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1682 (53.48%) SQL Server
2 310 (9.86%) SQL Server 2008
3 191 (6.07%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 180 (5.72%) MySQL
5 149 (4.74%) Relational Database
6 137 (4.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 136 (4.32%) SQL Server 2012
8 127 (4.04%) NoSQL
9 125 (3.97%) SQL Server 2005
10 58 (1.84%) MongoDB
11 54 (1.72%) RDBMS
11 54 (1.72%) Data Warehouse
12 46 (1.46%) Crystal Reports
13 34 (1.08%) Big Data
13 34 (1.08%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 22 (0.70%) PostgreSQL
15 17 (0.54%) SQL Server 2000
16 16 (0.51%) DTS
17 15 (0.48%) Azure SQL Database
18 13 (0.41%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 347 (11.03%) Visual Studio
2 273 (8.68%) Team Foundation Server
3 218 (6.93%) Git (software)
4 200 (6.36%) NUnit
5 182 (5.79%) Subversion
6 120 (3.82%) Moq
7 108 (3.43%) Selenium
8 104 (3.31%) MSTest
9 97 (3.08%) Rhino Mocks
10 87 (2.77%) JIRA
11 64 (2.03%) SpecFlow
12 42 (1.34%) TeamCity
13 31 (0.99%) WebDriver
14 28 (0.89%) Mercurial
15 27 (0.86%) Jenkins
16 25 (0.79%) SoapUI
17 18 (0.57%) Octopus Deploy
18 16 (0.51%) Bitbucket
18 16 (0.51%) Cucumber
19 15 (0.48%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 388 (12.34%) Finance
2 121 (3.85%) Retail
3 120 (3.82%) Marketing
4 83 (2.64%) Games
5 65 (2.07%) Advertising
6 43 (1.37%) Telecoms
7 39 (1.24%) Manufacturing
8 30 (0.95%) Back Office
9 28 (0.89%) Financial Institution
10 26 (0.83%) Banking
11 23 (0.73%) Automotive
12 20 (0.64%) Law
13 18 (0.57%) Billing
14 17 (0.54%) Legal
15 12 (0.38%) Pharmaceutical
16 9 (0.29%) Music Industry
17 7 (0.22%) Electronics
18 6 (0.19%) German Language
18 6 (0.19%) Local Government
19 4 (0.13%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 2372 (75.42%) Developer
2 1373 (43.66%) .NET Developer
3 636 (20.22%) C# Developer
4 486 (15.45%) C# .NET Developer
5 396 (12.59%) ASP.NET Developer
6 393 (12.50%) Senior Developer
7 361 (11.48%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 312 (9.92%) Web Developer
9 293 (9.32%) Software Developer
10 210 (6.68%) Senior .NET Developer
11 199 (6.33%) Analyst
12 161 (5.12%) Junior
13 154 (4.90%) .NET Web Developer
14 151 (4.80%) Junior Developer
15 145 (4.61%) Senior C# Developer
16 122 (3.88%) Development Manager
17 115 (3.66%) Team Leader
18 101 (3.21%) Architect
19 100 (3.18%) Graduate
20 93 (2.96%) .NET Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2041 (64.90%) ASP.NET
2 1345 (42.77%) HTML
3 1163 (36.98%) CSS
4 832 (26.45%) ASP.NET MVC
5 750 (23.85%) jQuery
6 744 (23.66%) .NET Framework
7 674 (21.43%) WCF
8 496 (15.77%) Web Services
9 484 (15.39%) XML
10 454 (14.44%) HTML5
11 312 (9.92%) LINQ
12 247 (7.85%) WPF
12 247 (7.85%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
13 246 (7.82%) CSS3
14 223 (7.09%) Ajax
15 206 (6.55%) SOAP
16 189 (6.01%) ASP.NET Web API
17 184 (5.85%) ASP.NET Web Forms
17 184 (5.85%) WinForms
18 171 (5.44%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 160 (5.09%) Analytical Skills
1 160 (5.09%) Enterprise Software
2 149 (4.74%) Computer Science
3 125 (3.97%) Mobile App
4 118 (3.75%) Inversion of Control
5 110 (3.50%) User Experience
6 108 (3.43%) N-Tier
7 47 (1.49%) iPhone
8 40 (1.27%) Management Information System
9 35 (1.11%) W3C
10 32 (1.02%) Social Media
11 28 (0.89%) Clustering
11 28 (0.89%) Streaming Music
12 26 (0.83%) Client/Server
13 23 (0.73%) iSeries
14 21 (0.67%) Mathematics
15 16 (0.51%) Social Network
15 16 (0.51%) NHS
16 13 (0.41%) Replication
16 13 (0.41%) Informatics
Operating Systems
1 614 (19.52%) Windows
2 157 (4.99%) Android
3 118 (3.75%) Apple iOS
4 91 (2.89%) Linux
5 50 (1.59%) Windows Server 2008
6 32 (1.02%) Windows Server 2003
7 18 (0.57%) Windows 7
7 18 (0.57%) UNIX
8 14 (0.45%) Windows Phone
9 11 (0.35%) Windows Mobile
10 9 (0.29%) Windows Server 2012
11 7 (0.22%) Windows Phone 8
12 6 (0.19%) Windows XP
13 5 (0.16%) Mac OS X
13 5 (0.16%) Windows 8
14 2 (0.064%) Embedded Linux
14 2 (0.064%) Windows Vista
15 1 (0.032%) VxWorks
15 1 (0.032%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 1 (0.032%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1396 (44.39%) MVC
2 1329 (42.26%) Agile Software Development
3 685 (21.78%) TDD
4 531 (16.88%) Scrum
5 509 (16.18%) OO
6 334 (10.62%) Web Development
7 327 (10.40%) Web Application Development
8 282 (8.97%) Software Engineering
9 276 (8.78%) Continuous Integration
10 229 (7.28%) BDD
11 228 (7.25%) Dependency Injection
12 188 (5.98%) Mentoring
13 186 (5.91%) Unit Testing
14 183 (5.82%) OOP
15 159 (5.06%) Project Management
16 148 (4.71%) SOA
17 143 (4.55%) E-Commerce
18 136 (4.32%) Domain-Driven Design
19 128 (4.07%) Kanban
20 125 (3.97%) OOD
Programming Languages
1 2473 (78.63%) C#
2 1327 (42.19%) SQL
3 1276 (40.57%) JavaScript
4 546 (17.36%) VB.NET
5 318 (10.11%) Java
6 302 (9.60%) T-SQL
7 248 (7.89%) VB
8 189 (6.01%) PHP
9 106 (3.37%) C++
10 98 (3.12%) Ruby
11 76 (2.42%) VB6
12 58 (1.84%) Objective-C
13 56 (1.78%) PowerShell
14 44 (1.40%) PL/SQL
15 34 (1.08%) Perl
16 31 (0.99%) VBA
17 30 (0.95%) C
18 28 (0.89%) Python
19 27 (0.86%) VBScript
20 23 (0.73%) RPG
Qualifications
1 331 (10.52%) Degree
2 84 (2.67%) Microsoft Certification
3 43 (1.37%) ISEB
4 28 (0.89%) MCP
5 20 (0.64%) MCSD
6 19 (0.60%) ISTQB
7 17 (0.54%) Security Cleared
7 17 (0.54%) MCTS
8 15 (0.48%) HND
9 9 (0.29%) MCAD
10 6 (0.19%) MCPD
11 4 (0.13%) MCSE
12 3 (0.095%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 2 (0.064%) CIPD
13 2 (0.064%) DV Cleared
14 1 (0.032%) Postgraduate
14 1 (0.032%) SAP Certification
14 1 (0.032%) ITIL Certification
14 1 (0.032%) PMI Certification
14 1 (0.032%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 144 (4.58%) QA
2 44 (1.40%) SLA
3 15 (0.48%) WAI
4 7 (0.22%) WCAG
5 4 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 3 (0.095%) GAMP
7 2 (0.064%) HL7
System Software
1 39 (1.24%) Active Directory
2 12 (0.38%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (0.22%) Hyper-V
4 4 (0.13%) Xen
5 3 (0.095%) Docker
6 2 (0.064%) XenApp
6 2 (0.064%) XenDesktop
7 1 (0.032%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 27 (0.86%) Norton AntiVirus
2 24 (0.76%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 10 (0.32%) HP Quality Center
4 8 (0.25%) Opscode Chef
5 7 (0.22%) Puppet
5 7 (0.22%) Vagrant
6 4 (0.13%) Kibana
6 4 (0.13%) Ansible
6 4 (0.13%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 3 (0.095%) Tivoli
7 3 (0.095%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 1 (0.032%) MOM
8 1 (0.032%) Hyperic
Vendors
1 776 (24.67%) Microsoft
2 121 (3.85%) Oracle
3 74 (2.35%) Google
4 66 (2.10%) Sitecore
5 60 (1.91%) Facebook
6 56 (1.78%) Telerik
7 49 (1.56%) Xamarin
8 46 (1.46%) EPiServer
9 39 (1.24%) Salesforce.com
10 31 (0.99%) Twitter
11 28 (0.89%) SAP
12 27 (0.86%) Symantec
13 25 (0.79%) IronPort
14 23 (0.73%) Apple
15 21 (0.67%) VMware
16 19 (0.60%) Eloqua
17 16 (0.51%) Zend
17 16 (0.51%) Adobe
18 14 (0.45%) Business Objects
19 10 (0.32%) Yahoo!
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