The table below looks at the statistics for .NET skills in IT jobs advertised for the Preston region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited .NET over the 3 months to 21 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft .NET (dotNet)
Rank 2 4 2
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -2
Permanent jobs citing .NET 52 28 32
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Preston 33.77% 23.73% 29.63%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 57.14% 58.33% 68.09%
Number of salaries quoted 46 27 31
Average salary £33,500 £37,000 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-9.45% +23.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,750 £25,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £37,750 £42,500 £42,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
.NET
Lancashire

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 Preston region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Preston
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
91 48 47
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Preston 59.09% 40.68% 43.52%
Number of salaries quoted 78 46 43
Average salary £32,500 £37,500 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-13.33% +25.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £25,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £38,000 £38,500 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -

.NET
Jobs Demand Trend in Preston

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing .NET across the Preston region as a proportion of the total demand within the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

.NET Jobs Demand Trend in Preston

.NET
Salary Trend in Preston

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing .NET across the Preston region.

.NET Salary Trend in Preston

.NET
Salary Histogram in Preston

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing .NET across the Preston region over the 3 months to 21 October 2014.

.NET Salary Histogram in Preston

.NET
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Preston

For the 6 months to 21 October 2014, IT jobs across the Preston 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 73 (89.02%) C#
2 49 (59.76%) ASP.NET
3 47 (57.32%) CSS
4 44 (53.66%) jQuery
5 41 (50.00%) SQL
6 40 (48.78%) HTML
7 36 (43.90%) JavaScript
8 33 (40.24%) SQL Server
9 28 (34.15%) Microsoft
10 27 (32.93%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 26 (31.71%) .NET Framework
12 25 (30.49%) WCF
12 25 (30.49%) LINQ
13 23 (28.05%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 23 (28.05%) VB.NET
14 22 (26.83%) MS Excel
15 16 (19.51%) MVC
15 16 (19.51%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
16 15 (18.29%) Web Application Development
17 12 (14.63%) HTML5
17 12 (14.63%) Web Development
17 12 (14.63%) Analytical Skills
18 11 (13.41%) SQL Server 2008
19 10 (12.20%) SharePoint
19 10 (12.20%) SQL Server 2012
19 10 (12.20%) Ajax
19 10 (12.20%) Agile Software Development
20 9 (10.98%) Web Services
20 9 (10.98%) T-SQL
20 9 (10.98%) VB

.NET
Top Related IT Skills in Preston by Category

For the 6 months to 21 October 2014, IT jobs across the Preston 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 10 (12.20%) SharePoint
2 7 (8.54%) CMS
2 7 (8.54%) Umbraco
3 4 (4.88%) Node.js
4 2 (2.44%) IIS
5 1 (1.22%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (1.22%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 22 (26.83%) MS Excel
2 3 (3.66%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (3.66%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (2.44%) Dynamics NAV
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.22%) HTTPS
1 1 (1.22%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (40.24%) SQL Server
2 27 (32.93%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 23 (28.05%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 11 (13.41%) SQL Server 2008
5 10 (12.20%) SQL Server 2012
6 9 (10.98%) Relational Database
7 6 (7.32%) SQL Server 2005
8 2 (2.44%) RDBMS
9 1 (1.22%) DTS
Development Applications
1 8 (9.76%) Visual Studio
2 2 (2.44%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (1.22%) Eclipse
General
1 6 (7.32%) Manufacturing
2 5 (6.10%) Finance
3 3 (3.66%) Telecoms
3 3 (3.66%) Billing
4 2 (2.44%) Advertising
5 1 (1.22%) Legal
Job Titles
1 79 (96.34%) Developer
2 35 (42.68%) .NET Developer
3 26 (31.71%) C# Developer
4 21 (25.61%) C# .NET Developer
5 19 (23.17%) C# ASP.NET Developer
5 19 (23.17%) VB.NET Developer
6 16 (19.51%) ASP.NET Developer
6 16 (19.51%) Web Developer
7 15 (18.29%) VB.NET/ASP.NET Developer
8 11 (13.41%) Senior Developer
9 7 (8.54%) Front-End Developer
9 7 (8.54%) Front-End Web Developer
10 6 (7.32%) Team Leader
10 6 (7.32%) Analyst
11 5 (6.10%) Software Developer
11 5 (6.10%) Business Intelligence Developer
11 5 (6.10%) Senior Software Developer
11 5 (6.10%) .NET Web Developer
12 4 (4.88%) Junior Developer
12 4 (4.88%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 49 (59.76%) ASP.NET
2 47 (57.32%) CSS
3 44 (53.66%) jQuery
4 40 (48.78%) HTML
5 26 (31.71%) .NET Framework
6 25 (30.49%) WCF
6 25 (30.49%) LINQ
7 16 (19.51%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
8 12 (14.63%) HTML5
9 10 (12.20%) Ajax
10 9 (10.98%) Web Services
11 7 (8.54%) ASP.NET MVC
12 6 (7.32%) REST
12 6 (7.32%) SOAP
13 5 (6.10%) Classic ASP
13 5 (6.10%) CSS3
14 4 (4.88%) Twitter Bootstrap
15 3 (3.66%) XML
15 3 (3.66%) Grails
15 3 (3.66%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 12 (14.63%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (8.54%) N-Tier
3 5 (6.10%) Mathematics
4 2 (2.44%) Performance Metrics
5 1 (1.22%) AS400
5 1 (1.22%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 3 (3.66%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (19.51%) MVC
2 15 (18.29%) Web Application Development
3 12 (14.63%) Web Development
4 10 (12.20%) Agile Software Development
5 8 (9.76%) OOP
6 7 (8.54%) Business Intelligence
6 7 (8.54%) Content Management
7 6 (7.32%) Scrum
8 5 (6.10%) Requirements Analysis
8 5 (6.10%) Data Analysis
8 5 (6.10%) Release Management
9 4 (4.88%) ITIL
10 3 (3.66%) UML
10 3 (3.66%) OOA/OOD
10 3 (3.66%) CRM
10 3 (3.66%) OOD
10 3 (3.66%) TDD
10 3 (3.66%) Asset Management
10 3 (3.66%) Business Analysis
10 3 (3.66%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 73 (89.02%) C#
2 41 (50.00%) SQL
3 36 (43.90%) JavaScript
4 23 (28.05%) VB.NET
5 9 (10.98%) T-SQL
5 9 (10.98%) VB
6 7 (8.54%) VBA
7 5 (6.10%) VB6
8 3 (3.66%) VBScript
8 3 (3.66%) PHP
8 3 (3.66%) Java
8 3 (3.66%) Objective-C
8 3 (3.66%) Groovy
9 2 (2.44%) C
10 1 (1.22%) RPG
Qualifications
1 4 (4.88%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (3.66%) MCSD
2 3 (3.66%) Degree
Vendors
1 28 (34.15%) Microsoft
2 5 (6.10%) Business Objects
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