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

Location
3 months to
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft .NET (dotNet)
Rank 2 2 3
Rank change year-on-year
0 +1
Permanent jobs citing .NET 1795 1859 2021
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 24.13% 27.14% 27.58%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 54.68% 56.80% 57.86%
Number of salaries quoted 1555 1691 1877
Average salary £38,000 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.57% -
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £24,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £45,000 £49,900
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
3283 3273 3493
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 44.13% 47.78% 47.67%
Number of salaries quoted 2777 2934 3169
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £25,000 £26,000
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 29 August 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 29 August 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 +1 905 £40,000 +14.28% 152
Cheshire -1 550 £36,500 +4.28% 76
Lancashire +1 197 £37,865 +16.50% 23
Merseyside +2 129 £40,000 +23.07% 36
Cumbria -14 1 £31,000 -16.77%
.NET
England

.NET
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 2711 (78.38%) C#
2 2114 (61.12%) ASP.NET
3 2041 (59.01%) SQL Server
4 1369 (39.58%) SQL
5 1364 (39.43%) MVC
6 1361 (39.35%) HTML
7 1294 (37.41%) JavaScript
8 1066 (30.82%) CSS
9 864 (24.98%) Microsoft
10 843 (24.37%) ASP.NET MVC
11 841 (24.31%) .NET Framework
12 829 (23.97%) WCF
13 815 (23.56%) jQuery
14 735 (21.25%) TDD
15 636 (18.39%) XML
16 634 (18.33%) Agile Software Development
17 631 (18.24%) VB.NET
18 564 (16.31%) OO
19 546 (15.78%) Windows
20 545 (15.76%) Web Services
21 535 (15.47%) Scrum
22 450 (13.01%) T-SQL
23 426 (12.32%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
24 416 (12.03%) SQL Server 2008
25 409 (11.82%) Finance
26 401 (11.59%) LINQ
27 399 (11.54%) Degree
28 388 (11.22%) MS Excel
29 369 (10.67%) HTML5
30 351 (10.15%) WPF

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

For the 6 months to 29 August 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
1 271 (7.83%) SharePoint
2 185 (5.35%) IIS
3 126 (3.64%) CMS
4 117 (3.38%) Node.js
5 106 (3.06%) Umbraco
6 53 (1.53%) Sitecore CMS
7 41 (1.19%) SharePoint 2010
8 35 (1.01%) SharePoint 2013
8 35 (1.01%) WordPress
9 25 (0.72%) MS Exchange
10 22 (0.64%) MODX
11 21 (0.61%) NServiceBus
12 15 (0.43%) ColdFusion
12 15 (0.43%) BizTalk Server
13 13 (0.38%) LiveLink
13 13 (0.38%) Drupal
14 12 (0.35%) Sitefinity
14 12 (0.35%) WebSphere
14 12 (0.35%) WebLogic
15 10 (0.29%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 388 (11.22%) MS Excel
2 64 (1.85%) MS Office
3 43 (1.24%) Photoshop
4 19 (0.55%) MS PowerPoint
5 11 (0.32%) Adobe Illustrator
6 10 (0.29%) Fireworks
7 7 (0.20%) MS Project
8 6 (0.17%) MS Visio
8 6 (0.17%) Adobe After Effects
9 5 (0.14%) InfoPath
10 2 (0.058%) Spreadsheet
10 2 (0.058%) PowerPivot
10 2 (0.058%) PrintSoft PReS
10 2 (0.058%) InDesign
11 1 (0.029%) DOC1
11 1 (0.029%) PaintShop Pro
Business Applications
1 61 (1.76%) Dynamics CRM
2 25 (0.72%) Visualfiles
3 17 (0.49%) Dynamics NAV
4 16 (0.46%) Magento
5 15 (0.43%) Dynamics AX
6 6 (0.17%) Sage 50
7 5 (0.14%) Oracle Applications
8 4 (0.12%) Remedy ITSM
8 4 (0.12%) Google Analytics
9 2 (0.058%) Dynamics GP
10 1 (0.029%) Retail-J
10 1 (0.029%) SAP LE
10 1 (0.029%) SAP QM
10 1 (0.029%) Exstream
10 1 (0.029%) SAP Oil and Gas
10 1 (0.029%) SalesLogix
10 1 (0.029%) Tridion
10 1 (0.029%) SAP SD
10 1 (0.029%) SAP MM
10 1 (0.029%) SAP WM
Cloud Services
1 83 (2.40%) Microsoft Azure
2 26 (0.75%) SaaS
3 23 (0.66%) Amazon AWS
4 20 (0.58%) Amazon EC2
5 13 (0.38%) Trello
6 8 (0.23%) Office 365
7 7 (0.20%) GitHub
8 5 (0.14%) Cloud Computing
8 5 (0.14%) PaaS
9 4 (0.12%) Google App Engine
9 4 (0.12%) IaaS
10 3 (0.087%) Google Apps
11 2 (0.058%) Amazon S3
11 2 (0.058%) Amazon SQS
12 1 (0.029%) Amazon ELB
12 1 (0.029%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 164 (4.74%) Internet
2 61 (1.76%) Intranet
3 46 (1.33%) DNS
4 41 (1.19%) HTTP
5 35 (1.01%) Firewall
6 30 (0.87%) TCP/IP
7 26 (0.75%) SMTP
8 15 (0.43%) SAN
8 15 (0.43%) IPsec
9 13 (0.38%) Wireless
10 11 (0.32%) NAS
10 11 (0.32%) Kerberos
11 9 (0.26%) LDAP
12 7 (0.20%) VPN
13 6 (0.17%) RFID
14 5 (0.14%) DHCP
15 4 (0.12%) FTP
15 4 (0.12%) Extranet
15 4 (0.12%) iSCSI
16 3 (0.087%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2041 (59.01%) SQL Server
2 416 (12.03%) SQL Server 2008
3 301 (8.70%) SQL Server 2012
4 178 (5.15%) SQL Server 2005
5 172 (4.97%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 171 (4.94%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 149 (4.31%) Relational Database
8 108 (3.12%) MySQL
9 69 (1.99%) NoSQL
10 59 (1.71%) Data Warehouse
11 42 (1.21%) RDBMS
12 39 (1.13%) Oracle Database
13 37 (1.07%) Crystal Reports
14 33 (0.95%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 29 (0.84%) Oracle Reports
16 27 (0.78%) MongoDB
17 25 (0.72%) RavenDB
18 23 (0.66%) Oracle Database 11g
18 23 (0.66%) SQL Server 2000
19 21 (0.61%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 348 (10.06%) Visual Studio
2 320 (9.25%) Team Foundation Server
3 224 (6.48%) NUnit
4 135 (3.90%) Moq
5 128 (3.70%) Git (software)
6 125 (3.61%) Rhino Mocks
7 107 (3.09%) MSTest
8 89 (2.57%) Subversion
9 76 (2.20%) Selenium
10 42 (1.21%) SpecFlow
11 39 (1.13%) JIRA
12 36 (1.04%) Eclipse
13 34 (0.98%) ReSharper
14 26 (0.75%) Cucumber
15 24 (0.69%) Oracle Forms
16 22 (0.64%) TeamCity
17 21 (0.61%) Selenium IDE
18 19 (0.55%) Mercurial
19 18 (0.52%) WebDriver
20 17 (0.49%) PowerBuilder
General
1 409 (11.82%) Finance
2 151 (4.37%) Retail
3 143 (4.13%) Marketing
4 86 (2.49%) Games
5 83 (2.40%) Advertising
6 54 (1.56%) Legal
7 38 (1.10%) Manufacturing
8 37 (1.07%) Pharmaceutical
9 36 (1.04%) Telecoms
10 30 (0.87%) Banking
10 30 (0.87%) Automotive
11 27 (0.78%) Law
12 25 (0.72%) Billing
13 21 (0.61%) Back Office
14 13 (0.38%) Financial Institution
15 7 (0.20%) Electronics
15 7 (0.20%) Publishing
16 5 (0.14%) German Language
17 4 (0.12%) Italian Language
17 4 (0.12%) Turkish Language
Job Titles
1 2643 (76.41%) Developer
2 1353 (39.12%) .NET Developer
3 777 (22.46%) C# Developer
4 573 (16.57%) C# .NET Developer
5 495 (14.31%) Senior Developer
6 416 (12.03%) Software Developer
7 408 (11.80%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 389 (11.25%) ASP.NET Developer
9 340 (9.83%) Analyst
10 319 (9.22%) Web Developer
11 191 (5.52%) Senior .NET Developer
12 174 (5.03%) Senior C# Developer
13 161 (4.65%) Team Leader
14 145 (4.19%) Junior
15 135 (3.90%) Junior Developer
16 125 (3.61%) Graduate
17 112 (3.24%) Software Engineer
18 111 (3.21%) Development Team Leader
18 111 (3.21%) .NET Web Developer
19 110 (3.18%) .NET Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2114 (61.12%) ASP.NET
2 1361 (39.35%) HTML
3 1066 (30.82%) CSS
4 843 (24.37%) ASP.NET MVC
5 841 (24.31%) .NET Framework
6 829 (23.97%) WCF
7 815 (23.56%) jQuery
8 636 (18.39%) XML
9 545 (15.76%) Web Services
10 426 (12.32%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
11 401 (11.59%) LINQ
12 369 (10.67%) HTML5
13 351 (10.15%) WPF
14 288 (8.33%) Ajax
14 288 (8.33%) ASP.NET MVC 4
15 218 (6.30%) ASP.NET Web Forms
15 218 (6.30%) WinForms
16 199 (5.75%) SOAP
17 175 (5.06%) XSLT
18 169 (4.89%) Razor View Engine
Miscellaneous
1 197 (5.70%) Computer Science
2 120 (3.47%) Mobile App
3 112 (3.24%) Enterprise Software
4 103 (2.98%) Inversion of Control
5 88 (2.54%) N-Tier
6 71 (2.05%) Social Media
7 55 (1.59%) Mathematics
8 50 (1.45%) W3C
9 46 (1.33%) Client/Server
10 39 (1.13%) Physics
11 37 (1.07%) iPhone
12 35 (1.01%) Management Information System
13 32 (0.93%) 3D Graphics
14 31 (0.90%) Social Network
15 25 (0.72%) Open Source
15 25 (0.72%) Tandem
16 24 (0.69%) Blog
17 18 (0.52%) Streaming Music
18 16 (0.46%) iSeries
19 15 (0.43%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 546 (15.78%) Windows
2 116 (3.35%) Android
3 72 (2.08%) Apple iOS
4 57 (1.65%) Linux
5 53 (1.53%) Windows Server 2003
6 34 (0.98%) Windows Server 2008
7 32 (0.93%) UNIX
8 19 (0.55%) Windows Phone
9 13 (0.38%) Windows Phone 8
10 12 (0.35%) Windows Mobile
11 11 (0.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 11 (0.32%) Windows Server 2012
12 10 (0.29%) Windows 8
13 9 (0.26%) Windows 7
14 8 (0.23%) Windows CE
15 4 (0.12%) Windows XP
16 3 (0.087%) Windows Phone 7
16 3 (0.087%) Mac OS
17 2 (0.058%) Solaris
17 2 (0.058%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 1364 (39.43%) MVC
2 735 (21.25%) TDD
3 634 (18.33%) Agile Software Development
4 564 (16.31%) OO
5 535 (15.47%) Scrum
6 298 (8.62%) Web Development
7 292 (8.44%) Web Application Development
8 287 (8.30%) Software Engineering
9 257 (7.43%) Continuous Integration
10 234 (6.76%) Project Management
11 224 (6.48%) Unit Testing
12 206 (5.96%) BDD
13 193 (5.58%) E-Commerce
14 169 (4.89%) Dependency Injection
15 162 (4.68%) OOD
16 159 (4.60%) OOP
17 147 (4.25%) Kanban
18 139 (4.02%) UML
19 134 (3.87%) SOA
20 127 (3.67%) MVVM
Programming Languages
1 2711 (78.38%) C#
2 1369 (39.58%) SQL
3 1294 (37.41%) JavaScript
4 631 (18.24%) VB.NET
5 450 (13.01%) T-SQL
6 332 (9.60%) Java
7 244 (7.05%) VB
8 146 (4.22%) PHP
9 103 (2.98%) VB6
10 88 (2.54%) Ruby
11 75 (2.17%) C++
12 51 (1.47%) PL/SQL
13 47 (1.36%) C
14 46 (1.33%) VBA
15 28 (0.81%) VBScript
15 28 (0.81%) Objective-C
16 26 (0.75%) Perl
17 22 (0.64%) XQuery
18 21 (0.61%) Python
19 17 (0.49%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 399 (11.54%) Degree
2 104 (3.01%) Microsoft Certification
3 64 (1.85%) MCP
4 54 (1.56%) MCSD
5 51 (1.47%) MCTS
6 48 (1.39%) MCAD
7 35 (1.01%) ISEB
8 23 (0.66%) MCSE
9 21 (0.61%) Security Cleared
10 14 (0.40%) ISTQB
11 11 (0.32%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 10 (0.29%) MCITP
13 5 (0.14%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 5 (0.14%) ITIL Certification
14 4 (0.12%) ACCA
14 4 (0.12%) CIMA
15 3 (0.087%) SC Cleared
16 1 (0.029%) BC Cleared
16 1 (0.029%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
16 1 (0.029%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 104 (3.01%) QA
2 26 (0.75%) SLA
3 19 (0.55%) WAI
4 9 (0.26%) WCAG
5 4 (0.12%) HL7
6 3 (0.087%) PCI DSS
7 2 (0.058%) ISO 9001
7 2 (0.058%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 32 (0.93%) Active Directory
2 17 (0.49%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (0.32%) NFS
4 9 (0.26%) Hyper-V
5 4 (0.12%) XenApp
5 4 (0.12%) XenDesktop
5 4 (0.12%) Xen
6 2 (0.058%) VirtualBox
7 1 (0.029%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 10 (0.29%) Norton AntiVirus
2 9 (0.26%) HP SIM
3 8 (0.23%) OpenView
4 5 (0.14%) Puppet
4 5 (0.14%) Opscode Chef
5 4 (0.12%) Ansible
5 4 (0.12%) HP Quality Center
6 1 (0.029%) WSUS
6 1 (0.029%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 864 (24.98%) Microsoft
2 193 (5.58%) Oracle
3 73 (2.11%) Google
4 62 (1.79%) Sitecore
5 47 (1.36%) Facebook
6 28 (0.81%) Twitter
7 27 (0.78%) IBM
7 27 (0.78%) Adobe
8 26 (0.75%) SAP
9 24 (0.69%) HP
10 23 (0.66%) VMware
11 22 (0.64%) Apple
12 21 (0.61%) Salesforce.com
13 17 (0.49%) EPiServer
14 16 (0.46%) DevExpress
15 12 (0.35%) Telerik
15 12 (0.35%) Remedy
15 12 (0.35%) Cisco
16 11 (0.32%) JBoss
16 11 (0.32%) Red Hat
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