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 5 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
5 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft .NET (dotNet)
Rank 4 3 2
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -1
Permanent jobs citing .NET 1481 1670 2116
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 21.90% 25.37% 29.67%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 55.26% 51.83% 59.37%
Number of salaries quoted 1296 1534 1921
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £50,000 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
.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
2680 3222 3564
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 39.63% 48.95% 49.98%
Number of salaries quoted 2326 2826 3166
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,500 £27,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £45,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,361 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+1.62% +4.96%

.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 5 March 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 5 March 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 0 852 £40,000 +6.66% 215
Cheshire -2 396 £40,000 +6.66% 107
Lancashire +1 115 £35,000 - 22
Merseyside -2 108 £40,000 +3.89% 41
Cumbria -17 2 £62,500 +92.30% 2
.NET
England

.NET
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 5 March 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 2443 (79.99%) C#
2 1987 (65.06%) ASP.NET
3 1633 (53.47%) SQL Server
4 1359 (44.50%) MVC
5 1340 (43.88%) Agile Software Development
6 1326 (43.42%) HTML
7 1297 (42.47%) SQL
8 1258 (41.19%) JavaScript
9 1141 (37.36%) CSS
10 817 (26.75%) ASP.NET MVC
11 758 (24.82%) Microsoft
12 711 (23.28%) .NET Framework
13 702 (22.99%) jQuery
14 673 (22.04%) TDD
15 651 (21.32%) WCF
16 594 (19.45%) Windows
17 563 (18.43%) Scrum
18 527 (17.26%) VB.NET
19 492 (16.11%) Web Services
20 464 (15.19%) HTML5
21 453 (14.83%) OO
22 450 (14.73%) XML
23 351 (11.49%) Finance
24 350 (11.46%) Visual Studio
25 334 (10.94%) Degree
26 321 (10.51%) Java
27 319 (10.45%) SQL Server 2008
27 319 (10.45%) Web Application Development
28 315 (10.31%) Web Development
29 311 (10.18%) Software Engineering

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

For the 6 months to 5 March 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
1 223 (7.30%) SharePoint
2 213 (6.97%) IIS
3 171 (5.60%) Node.js
4 139 (4.55%) CMS
5 130 (4.26%) Umbraco
6 79 (2.59%) SharePoint 2010
7 48 (1.57%) SharePoint 2013
8 45 (1.47%) Sitecore CMS
9 36 (1.18%) MS Exchange
10 30 (0.98%) WordPress
11 28 (0.92%) BizTalk Server
12 25 (0.82%) Exchange Server 2013
12 25 (0.82%) Exchange Server 2007
13 23 (0.75%) Apache
13 23 (0.75%) NServiceBus
14 15 (0.49%) Confluence
15 8 (0.26%) JBoss
16 7 (0.23%) SAS
16 7 (0.23%) Drupal
16 7 (0.23%) Sitefinity
Applications
1 263 (8.61%) MS Excel
2 37 (1.21%) Photoshop
3 30 (0.98%) MS Office
4 11 (0.36%) MS Project
5 8 (0.26%) InfoPath
5 8 (0.26%) MS PowerPoint
6 7 (0.23%) Adobe Illustrator
6 7 (0.23%) MS Visio
7 5 (0.16%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 3 (0.098%) Mingle
9 2 (0.065%) Fireworks
10 1 (0.033%) Adobe After Effects
10 1 (0.033%) InDesign
10 1 (0.033%) RoboHelp
10 1 (0.033%) Spreadsheet
10 1 (0.033%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 41 (1.34%) Dynamics CRM
2 18 (0.59%) Dynamics AX
3 10 (0.33%) Tridion
4 9 (0.29%) Dynamics NAV
5 3 (0.098%) Google Analytics
6 2 (0.065%) Magento
6 2 (0.065%) Exstream
7 1 (0.033%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 1 (0.033%) Dynamics GP
7 1 (0.033%) Zen Cart
Cloud Services
1 165 (5.40%) Microsoft Azure
2 59 (1.93%) Amazon AWS
3 41 (1.34%) SaaS
4 26 (0.85%) Office 365
5 25 (0.82%) Amazon EC2
6 6 (0.20%) Yammer
6 6 (0.20%) Cloud Computing
7 4 (0.13%) Amazon SQS
7 4 (0.13%) Amazon S3
8 3 (0.098%) Force.com
8 3 (0.098%) Trello
9 2 (0.065%) Rackspace Cloud
10 1 (0.033%) Google App Engine
10 1 (0.033%) Google Cloud Platform
10 1 (0.033%) MailChimp
Communications & Networking
1 174 (5.70%) Internet
2 97 (3.18%) HTTP
3 40 (1.31%) DNS
4 39 (1.28%) Intranet
5 38 (1.24%) TCP/IP
6 37 (1.21%) SMTP
7 27 (0.88%) SAN
7 27 (0.88%) NAS
8 19 (0.62%) Wireless
9 16 (0.52%) Firewall
10 5 (0.16%) FTP
11 4 (0.13%) Extranet
12 3 (0.098%) DHCP
12 3 (0.098%) ATM
13 2 (0.065%) GPRS
13 2 (0.065%) UMTS
13 2 (0.065%) SSL
13 2 (0.065%) SSH
14 1 (0.033%) Wi-Fi
14 1 (0.033%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1633 (53.47%) SQL Server
2 319 (10.45%) SQL Server 2008
3 182 (5.96%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 180 (5.89%) MySQL
5 145 (4.75%) Relational Database
6 127 (4.16%) NoSQL
7 111 (3.63%) SQL Server 2005
8 103 (3.37%) SQL Server 2012
9 101 (3.31%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 62 (2.03%) MongoDB
11 59 (1.93%) RDBMS
12 46 (1.51%) Data Warehouse
13 39 (1.28%) Crystal Reports
14 29 (0.95%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 28 (0.92%) Big Data
16 19 (0.62%) SQL Server 2000
17 17 (0.56%) PostgreSQL
18 14 (0.46%) Oracle Database
19 13 (0.43%) Azure SQL Database
20 12 (0.39%) OLTP
Development Applications
1 350 (11.46%) Visual Studio
2 251 (8.22%) Team Foundation Server
3 198 (6.48%) NUnit
4 194 (6.35%) Git (software)
5 179 (5.86%) Subversion
6 122 (3.99%) Moq
7 108 (3.54%) Selenium
8 100 (3.27%) MSTest
9 99 (3.24%) Rhino Mocks
10 79 (2.59%) JIRA
11 76 (2.49%) SpecFlow
12 50 (1.64%) TeamCity
13 31 (1.02%) SoapUI
14 30 (0.98%) Jenkins
15 29 (0.95%) WebDriver
16 28 (0.92%) Mercurial
17 20 (0.65%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
17 20 (0.65%) Hudson
18 17 (0.56%) Octopus Deploy
19 15 (0.49%) WatiN
General
1 351 (11.49%) Finance
2 117 (3.83%) Marketing
3 95 (3.11%) Retail
4 81 (2.65%) Games
5 67 (2.19%) Advertising
6 40 (1.31%) Telecoms
7 35 (1.15%) Manufacturing
8 25 (0.82%) Back Office
8 25 (0.82%) Automotive
9 23 (0.75%) Financial Institution
10 20 (0.65%) Billing
11 17 (0.56%) Banking
12 15 (0.49%) Law
13 13 (0.43%) Music Industry
14 11 (0.36%) Pharmaceutical
15 9 (0.29%) Electronics
16 7 (0.23%) Legal
17 6 (0.20%) Local Government
18 3 (0.098%) German Language
19 1 (0.033%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 2310 (75.64%) Developer
2 1403 (45.94%) .NET Developer
3 648 (21.22%) C# Developer
4 511 (16.73%) C# .NET Developer
5 398 (13.03%) ASP.NET Developer
6 373 (12.21%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 372 (12.18%) Senior Developer
8 283 (9.27%) Web Developer
9 272 (8.91%) Software Developer
10 218 (7.14%) Senior .NET Developer
11 188 (6.16%) Analyst
12 155 (5.08%) Junior
13 150 (4.91%) Senior C# Developer
14 149 (4.88%) Junior Developer
15 144 (4.72%) .NET Web Developer
16 121 (3.96%) Development Manager
17 103 (3.37%) Team Leader
18 89 (2.91%) Architect
19 85 (2.78%) .NET Software Developer
20 83 (2.72%) Junior .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1987 (65.06%) ASP.NET
2 1326 (43.42%) HTML
3 1141 (37.36%) CSS
4 817 (26.75%) ASP.NET MVC
5 711 (23.28%) .NET Framework
6 702 (22.99%) jQuery
7 651 (21.32%) WCF
8 492 (16.11%) Web Services
9 464 (15.19%) HTML5
10 450 (14.73%) XML
11 287 (9.40%) LINQ
12 244 (7.99%) CSS3
13 241 (7.89%) WPF
14 223 (7.30%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
15 219 (7.17%) Ajax
16 191 (6.25%) ASP.NET Web API
17 188 (6.16%) SOAP
18 177 (5.80%) WinForms
19 167 (5.47%) ASP.NET Web Forms
20 165 (5.40%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 185 (6.06%) Analytical Skills
2 159 (5.21%) Enterprise Software
3 148 (4.85%) Computer Science
4 129 (4.22%) Mobile App
5 121 (3.96%) Inversion of Control
6 119 (3.90%) N-Tier
7 106 (3.47%) User Experience
8 47 (1.54%) Management Information System
9 42 (1.38%) iPhone
10 34 (1.11%) W3C
10 34 (1.11%) Social Media
11 27 (0.88%) Client/Server
12 26 (0.85%) Clustering
13 24 (0.79%) Streaming Music
14 18 (0.59%) iSeries
14 18 (0.59%) Replication
15 17 (0.56%) NHS
15 17 (0.56%) Mathematics
16 13 (0.43%) Informatics
17 12 (0.39%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 594 (19.45%) Windows
2 161 (5.27%) Android
3 120 (3.93%) Apple iOS
4 89 (2.91%) Linux
5 49 (1.60%) Windows Server 2008
6 33 (1.08%) Windows Server 2003
7 24 (0.79%) Windows Mobile
8 21 (0.69%) UNIX
9 19 (0.62%) Windows 7
10 10 (0.33%) Windows Server 2012
10 10 (0.33%) Windows Phone
11 5 (0.16%) Mac OS X
12 4 (0.13%) Windows 8
13 3 (0.098%) Windows XP
14 2 (0.065%) Windows Phone 7
14 2 (0.065%) Embedded Linux
14 2 (0.065%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 2 (0.065%) Windows CE
15 1 (0.033%) VxWorks
15 1 (0.033%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1359 (44.50%) MVC
2 1340 (43.88%) Agile Software Development
3 673 (22.04%) TDD
4 563 (18.43%) Scrum
5 453 (14.83%) OO
6 319 (10.45%) Web Application Development
7 315 (10.31%) Web Development
8 311 (10.18%) Software Engineering
9 283 (9.27%) Continuous Integration
10 241 (7.89%) BDD
11 226 (7.40%) Dependency Injection
12 187 (6.12%) Unit Testing
13 165 (5.40%) OOP
14 160 (5.24%) Mentoring
15 151 (4.94%) Project Management
16 150 (4.91%) SOA
17 134 (4.39%) Domain-Driven Design
18 131 (4.29%) Kanban
19 128 (4.19%) E-Commerce
19 128 (4.19%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 2443 (79.99%) C#
2 1297 (42.47%) SQL
3 1258 (41.19%) JavaScript
4 527 (17.26%) VB.NET
5 321 (10.51%) Java
6 254 (8.32%) T-SQL
7 238 (7.79%) VB
8 187 (6.12%) PHP
9 114 (3.73%) C++
10 93 (3.05%) Ruby
11 66 (2.16%) Objective-C
12 64 (2.10%) VB6
13 57 (1.87%) PowerShell
14 45 (1.47%) C
15 42 (1.38%) VBA
16 36 (1.18%) PL/SQL
17 35 (1.15%) Python
18 34 (1.11%) Perl
19 25 (0.82%) VBScript
20 18 (0.59%) RPG
Qualifications
1 334 (10.94%) Degree
2 98 (3.21%) VCP4
3 81 (2.65%) Microsoft Certification
4 44 (1.44%) ISEB
5 28 (0.92%) MCP
6 20 (0.65%) Security Cleared
6 20 (0.65%) ISTQB
6 20 (0.65%) MCSD
7 17 (0.56%) MCTS
8 16 (0.52%) HND
9 11 (0.36%) MCAD
10 5 (0.16%) SC Cleared
10 5 (0.16%) MCPD
11 4 (0.13%) DV Cleared
12 3 (0.098%) PMI Certification
12 3 (0.098%) MCSE
12 3 (0.098%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 3 (0.098%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 2 (0.065%) CIPD
13 2 (0.065%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 144 (4.72%) QA
2 41 (1.34%) SLA
3 18 (0.59%) WAI
4 7 (0.23%) WCAG
5 6 (0.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 4 (0.13%) PCI DSS
6 4 (0.13%) GAMP
System Software
1 36 (1.18%) Active Directory
2 9 (0.29%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (0.13%) Hyper-V
4 3 (0.098%) Docker
5 1 (0.033%) Firmware
5 1 (0.033%) Xen
Systems Management
1 25 (0.82%) Norton AntiVirus
2 24 (0.79%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 9 (0.29%) HP Quality Center
4 7 (0.23%) Opscode Chef
4 7 (0.23%) Vagrant
5 6 (0.20%) Puppet
6 4 (0.13%) Kibana
6 4 (0.13%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 4 (0.13%) Tivoli
6 4 (0.13%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 1 (0.033%) MOM
7 1 (0.033%) Hyperic
7 1 (0.033%) Ansible
Vendors
1 758 (24.82%) Microsoft
2 133 (4.35%) Oracle
3 67 (2.19%) Google
4 60 (1.96%) Facebook
5 58 (1.90%) Sitecore
5 58 (1.90%) Telerik
6 49 (1.60%) Xamarin
7 46 (1.51%) EPiServer
8 41 (1.34%) Salesforce.com
9 34 (1.11%) Twitter
10 26 (0.85%) SAP
11 25 (0.82%) Symantec
11 25 (0.82%) IronPort
12 24 (0.79%) Apple
13 21 (0.69%) DevExpress
14 19 (0.62%) Business Objects
14 19 (0.62%) Eloqua
15 18 (0.59%) VMware
16 14 (0.46%) Zend
17 13 (0.43%) Adobe
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