The table below looks at the statistics for .NET skills in IT jobs advertised across the UK. 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 4 4 4
Rank change year-on-year
0 0
Permanent jobs citing .NET 20053 19590 22555
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 17.23% 18.42% 19.30%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 45.33% 46.61% 47.50%
Number of salaries quoted 17526 17682 20423
Average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.00% -
90% offered a salary of more than £29,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £62,500 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category in permanent jobs advertised across the UK.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
44238 42026 47482
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 38.01% 39.51% 40.64%
Number of salaries quoted 37202 36393 41776
Average salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £28,500 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £62,500 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -

.NET
Jobs Demand Trend

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

.NET Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

.NET
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing .NET within the UK.

.NET Salary Trend in the UK

.NET
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing .NET over the 3 months to 29 August 2014 within the UK.

.NET Salary Histogram in the UK

.NET
Top 30 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing .NET within the UK 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
England 0 18859 £42,500 +6.25% 2288
London -4 6596 £52,500 +5.00% 698
South East -1 4041 £40,000 - 371
North West 0 1795 £38,000 +8.57% 302
East of England -1 1544 £42,500 +6.25% 193
City of London -3 1538 £52,500 - 243
Yorkshire -1 1404 £37,500 +10.29% 219
South West 0 1171 £37,000 +5.71% 196
West Midlands +1 1151 £37,500 +4.16% 142
East Midlands 0 963 £37,500 +7.14% 119
Surrey -1 946 £45,000 +12.50% 70
West Yorkshire 0 910 £37,500 +10.29% 125
Manchester +1 905 £40,000 +14.28% 159
Hampshire 0 705 £40,000 +6.66% 70
Leeds 0 648 £37,500 +11.94% 72
Scotland +3 631 £38,500 +2.66% 138
Berkshire -8 631 £42,500 +6.25% 63
Cheshire -1 550 £36,500 +4.28% 77
Cambridgeshire -1 497 £42,500 +6.25% 59
East Sussex +2 454 £40,000 -4.76% 31
Brighton +3 428 £40,000 -1.23% 23
Oxfordshire -1 387 £37,500 - 41
Buckinghamshire -4 354 £39,000 -2.50% 33
Cambridge -5 344 £42,500 +6.25% 42
Hertfordshire -3 341 £45,000 +13.92% 38
Nottinghamshire 0 318 £35,000 - 35
Birmingham +2 312 £37,500 -6.25% 42
Leicestershire -1 297 £38,000 +1.33% 23
North Yorkshire -1 286 £37,500 +7.14% 48
Edinburgh +1 284 £40,000 +6.66% 41

.NET
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT jobs within the UK 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 31348 (76.34%) C#
2 23187 (56.46%) ASP.NET
3 21929 (53.40%) SQL Server
4 17640 (42.96%) SQL
5 15191 (36.99%) JavaScript
6 15003 (36.53%) HTML
7 14803 (36.05%) MVC
8 12675 (30.87%) CSS
9 12088 (29.44%) Microsoft
10 9401 (22.89%) ASP.NET MVC
11 8957 (21.81%) jQuery
12 8230 (20.04%) WCF
13 8106 (19.74%) TDD
14 8040 (19.58%) .NET Framework
15 7260 (17.68%) Agile Software Development
16 6980 (17.00%) Finance
17 6666 (16.23%) Scrum
18 6629 (16.14%) Windows
19 6487 (15.80%) XML
20 6216 (15.14%) Web Services
20 6216 (15.14%) Degree
21 6202 (15.10%) OO
22 5729 (13.95%) VB.NET
23 5513 (13.43%) Java
24 5305 (12.92%) MS Excel
25 5297 (12.90%) Visual Studio
26 4750 (11.57%) T-SQL
27 4667 (11.36%) Software Engineering
28 4596 (11.19%) HTML5
29 4453 (10.84%) WPF

.NET
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT jobs within the UK 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 3841 (9.35%) SharePoint
2 2834 (6.90%) IIS
3 1764 (4.30%) CMS
4 1023 (2.49%) Node.js
5 971 (2.36%) SharePoint 2010
6 955 (2.33%) BizTalk Server
7 910 (2.22%) Umbraco
8 879 (2.14%) SharePoint 2013
9 560 (1.36%) Sitecore CMS
10 390 (0.95%) Apache
11 306 (0.75%) Tomcat
12 301 (0.73%) WebSphere
13 289 (0.70%) SharePoint Server
14 238 (0.58%) WordPress
15 209 (0.51%) NServiceBus
16 206 (0.50%) Drupal
17 190 (0.46%) Apache Solr
18 180 (0.44%) Confluence
19 163 (0.40%) MS Exchange
20 154 (0.38%) Kentico
Applications
1 5305 (12.92%) MS Excel
2 798 (1.94%) MS Office
3 420 (1.02%) Photoshop
4 200 (0.49%) InfoPath
5 155 (0.38%) MS Project
6 150 (0.37%) MS Visio
7 146 (0.36%) MS PowerPoint
8 108 (0.26%) Adobe Illustrator
9 70 (0.17%) Fireworks
10 60 (0.15%) Spreadsheet
11 53 (0.13%) PowerPivot
12 21 (0.051%) Mingle
12 21 (0.051%) InDesign
13 18 (0.044%) XMetaL
14 14 (0.034%) S-PLUS
15 11 (0.027%) AutoCAD
15 11 (0.027%) Simulink
16 7 (0.017%) OmniGraffle
17 6 (0.015%) Adobe After Effects
18 5 (0.012%) 3ds Max
Business Applications
1 1098 (2.67%) Dynamics CRM
2 271 (0.66%) Dynamics AX
3 256 (0.62%) Magento
4 183 (0.45%) Oracle CRM
5 157 (0.38%) Dynamics NAV
6 103 (0.25%) Google Analytics
7 50 (0.12%) Visualfiles
8 47 (0.11%) SAP Oil and Gas
9 33 (0.080%) Markit EDM
10 28 (0.068%) Cognos Business Intelligence
10 28 (0.068%) Oracle Applications
10 28 (0.068%) Maximo
11 22 (0.054%) Summit
11 22 (0.054%) Oracle EBS
12 20 (0.049%) Agresso
13 19 (0.046%) Sage 200
14 18 (0.044%) Tridion
14 18 (0.044%) SalesLogix
15 17 (0.041%) WebTrends
16 16 (0.039%) BusinessWorks
Cloud Services
1 1133 (2.76%) Microsoft Azure
2 780 (1.90%) SaaS
3 485 (1.18%) Amazon AWS
4 212 (0.52%) Cloud Computing
5 201 (0.49%) GitHub
6 140 (0.34%) Office 365
7 118 (0.29%) PaaS
7 118 (0.29%) Amazon EC2
8 83 (0.20%) IaaS
9 78 (0.19%) Amazon S3
10 66 (0.16%) Amazon SQS
11 61 (0.15%) Trello
12 60 (0.15%) Force.com
13 30 (0.073%) Rackspace Cloud
14 29 (0.071%) ElastiCache
14 29 (0.071%) Amazon ElastiCache
15 24 (0.058%) Heroku
16 21 (0.051%) Google App Engine
17 12 (0.029%) Basecamp
18 9 (0.022%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 1476 (3.59%) Internet
2 643 (1.57%) Intranet
3 563 (1.37%) HTTP
4 416 (1.01%) TCP/IP
5 262 (0.64%) Firewall
6 240 (0.58%) DNS
7 160 (0.39%) LDAP
8 136 (0.33%) SAN
9 127 (0.31%) Extranet
10 124 (0.30%) SMTP
11 110 (0.27%) VoIP
12 106 (0.26%) FTP
13 99 (0.24%) LAN
14 97 (0.24%) WAN
15 92 (0.22%) VPN
16 90 (0.22%) SSL
17 78 (0.19%) DHCP
18 65 (0.16%) NAS
19 60 (0.15%) Ethernet
20 52 (0.13%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21929 (53.40%) SQL Server
2 4338 (10.56%) SQL Server 2008
3 2754 (6.71%) SQL Server 2012
4 2735 (6.66%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2393 (5.83%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1997 (4.86%) SQL Server 2005
7 1927 (4.69%) Relational Database
8 1520 (3.70%) MySQL
9 1038 (2.53%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 892 (2.17%) Data Warehouse
11 842 (2.05%) NoSQL
12 701 (1.71%) RDBMS
13 603 (1.47%) Oracle Database
14 545 (1.33%) MongoDB
15 542 (1.32%) Crystal Reports
16 438 (1.07%) Big Data
17 299 (0.73%) RavenDB
18 296 (0.72%) Microsoft Analysis Services
19 281 (0.68%) OLAP
20 271 (0.66%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 5297 (12.90%) Visual Studio
2 3085 (7.51%) Team Foundation Server
3 2616 (6.37%) NUnit
4 1769 (4.31%) Subversion
5 1571 (3.83%) Git (software)
6 1536 (3.74%) Rhino Mocks
7 1211 (2.95%) Moq
8 949 (2.31%) Selenium
9 846 (2.06%) MSTest
10 792 (1.93%) TeamCity
11 613 (1.49%) JIRA
12 549 (1.34%) SpecFlow
13 426 (1.04%) Cucumber
14 419 (1.02%) ReSharper
15 395 (0.96%) Jenkins
16 306 (0.75%) WebDriver
17 270 (0.66%) VSS/SourceSafe
18 269 (0.66%) MSBuild
19 258 (0.63%) Eclipse
20 202 (0.49%) CruiseControl
General
1 6980 (17.00%) Finance
2 1792 (4.36%) Banking
3 1655 (4.03%) Marketing
4 1453 (3.54%) Retail
5 1039 (2.53%) Games
6 975 (2.37%) Advertising
7 768 (1.87%) Telecoms
8 641 (1.56%) Law
9 627 (1.53%) Front Office
10 612 (1.49%) Investment Banking
11 481 (1.17%) Back Office
12 443 (1.08%) Legal
13 406 (0.99%) Manufacturing
14 349 (0.85%) Publishing
15 264 (0.64%) Automotive
16 235 (0.57%) Financial Institution
17 215 (0.52%) Pharmaceutical
18 158 (0.38%) Electronics
19 116 (0.28%) Billing
20 105 (0.26%) Music Industry
Job Titles
1 29721 (72.38%) Developer
2 14130 (34.41%) .NET Developer
3 9143 (22.26%) C# Developer
4 6430 (15.66%) C# .NET Developer
5 5004 (12.19%) Senior Developer
6 4062 (9.89%) Software Developer
7 3828 (9.32%) ASP.NET Developer
8 3511 (8.55%) C# ASP.NET Developer
9 3337 (8.13%) Web Developer
10 2791 (6.80%) Analyst
11 2328 (5.67%) Senior .NET Developer
12 1951 (4.75%) Software Engineer
13 1752 (4.27%) Junior
14 1629 (3.97%) Architect
15 1549 (3.77%) Junior Developer
16 1485 (3.62%) Senior C# Developer
17 1433 (3.49%) Programmer
18 1283 (3.12%) Graduate
19 1104 (2.69%) Consultant
20 1046 (2.55%) .NET Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23187 (56.46%) ASP.NET
2 15003 (36.53%) HTML
3 12675 (30.87%) CSS
4 9401 (22.89%) ASP.NET MVC
5 8957 (21.81%) jQuery
6 8230 (20.04%) WCF
7 8040 (19.58%) .NET Framework
8 6487 (15.80%) XML
9 6216 (15.14%) Web Services
10 4596 (11.19%) HTML5
11 4453 (10.84%) WPF
12 3852 (9.38%) Ajax
13 3213 (7.82%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
14 2945 (7.17%) WinForms
15 2792 (6.80%) LINQ
16 2557 (6.23%) CSS3
17 2418 (5.89%) ASP.NET MVC 4
18 2021 (4.92%) ASP.NET Web Forms
19 1940 (4.72%) SOAP
20 1811 (4.41%) NHibernate
Miscellaneous
1 3220 (7.84%) Computer Science
2 1375 (3.35%) Mobile App
3 1187 (2.89%) Enterprise Software
4 1033 (2.52%) Mathematics
5 875 (2.13%) Inversion of Control
6 869 (2.12%) N-Tier
7 838 (2.04%) Open Source
8 655 (1.60%) Client/Server
9 455 (1.11%) Social Media
10 449 (1.09%) Management Information System
11 417 (1.02%) iPhone
12 393 (0.96%) Derivative
13 369 (0.90%) Hedge funds
14 365 (0.89%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
15 308 (0.75%) Equities
16 296 (0.72%) Fixed Income
17 289 (0.70%) Physics
18 285 (0.69%) Tandem
19 271 (0.66%) Digital Media
20 244 (0.59%) Blog
Operating Systems
1 6629 (16.14%) Windows
2 1466 (3.57%) Android
3 1243 (3.03%) Apple iOS
4 1240 (3.02%) Linux
5 673 (1.64%) UNIX
6 664 (1.62%) Windows Server 2008
7 348 (0.85%) Windows Server 2003
8 244 (0.59%) Windows Server 2012
9 230 (0.56%) Windows Phone
10 178 (0.43%) Windows 8
11 158 (0.38%) Windows 7
12 103 (0.25%) Windows Mobile
13 95 (0.23%) Windows XP
14 94 (0.23%) Solaris
15 91 (0.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 75 (0.18%) Debian
17 61 (0.15%) Ubuntu
18 57 (0.14%) Windows Phone 8
19 54 (0.13%) Windows Phone 7
20 53 (0.13%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 14803 (36.05%) MVC
2 8106 (19.74%) TDD
3 7260 (17.68%) Agile Software Development
4 6666 (16.23%) Scrum
5 6202 (15.10%) OO
6 4667 (11.36%) Software Engineering
7 3570 (8.69%) Web Development
8 3459 (8.42%) E-Commerce
9 2912 (7.09%) BDD
10 2611 (6.36%) Unit Testing
11 2598 (6.33%) Continuous Integration
12 2456 (5.98%) Web Application Development
13 2236 (5.45%) CRM
14 2099 (5.11%) OOP
15 1783 (4.34%) Project Management
16 1772 (4.32%) SOA
17 1750 (4.26%) Business Intelligence
18 1627 (3.96%) OOD
19 1612 (3.93%) Kanban
20 1411 (3.44%) MVVM
Programming Languages
1 31348 (76.34%) C#
2 17640 (42.96%) SQL
3 15191 (36.99%) JavaScript
4 5729 (13.95%) VB.NET
5 5513 (13.43%) Java
6 4750 (11.57%) T-SQL
7 2643 (6.44%) VB
8 2551 (6.21%) C++
9 1882 (4.58%) PHP
10 1079 (2.63%) Ruby
11 1016 (2.47%) C
12 912 (2.22%) VB6
13 777 (1.89%) VBA
14 733 (1.78%) Python
15 731 (1.78%) PowerShell
16 576 (1.40%) PL/SQL
17 520 (1.27%) VBScript
18 356 (0.87%) Objective-C
19 333 (0.81%) XAML
20 331 (0.81%) Perl
Qualifications
1 6216 (15.14%) Degree
2 1643 (4.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 721 (1.76%) MCSD
4 699 (1.70%) MCP
5 636 (1.55%) MCTS
6 589 (1.43%) MCAD
7 584 (1.42%) Security Cleared
8 372 (0.91%) ISEB
9 305 (0.74%) SC Cleared
10 220 (0.54%) ISTQB
11 161 (0.39%) MCSE
12 119 (0.29%) PhD
13 95 (0.23%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 92 (0.22%) ITIL Certification
15 86 (0.21%) MCITP
16 74 (0.18%) DV Cleared
17 69 (0.17%) PMI Certification
18 60 (0.15%) MCPD
19 56 (0.14%) CTC Cleared
20 55 (0.13%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1701 (4.14%) QA
2 314 (0.76%) ISO 9001
3 265 (0.65%) SLA
4 96 (0.23%) PCI DSS
5 69 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 57 (0.14%) WAI
7 56 (0.14%) WCAG
8 51 (0.12%) HL7
9 39 (0.095%) COBIT
10 28 (0.068%) TickIT
11 27 (0.066%) EMIR
12 24 (0.058%) Dodd-Frank
12 24 (0.058%) ISO 9000
13 21 (0.051%) GAMP
14 20 (0.049%) Sarbanes-Oxley
15 16 (0.039%) UCITS
15 16 (0.039%) Data Quality
16 14 (0.034%) Basel III
17 11 (0.027%) ISO 14001
17 11 (0.027%) ISO 8583
System Software
1 559 (1.36%) Active Directory
2 236 (0.57%) VMware Infrastructure
3 108 (0.26%) Hyper-V
4 45 (0.11%) vSphere
5 43 (0.10%) Varnish
5 43 (0.10%) VMware ESX
6 41 (0.100%) KVM
7 33 (0.080%) Samba
8 26 (0.063%) Oracle RAC
9 23 (0.056%) XenApp
9 23 (0.056%) Xen
10 20 (0.049%) Terminal Services
11 17 (0.041%) NFS
11 17 (0.041%) VMware ESXi
12 12 (0.029%) VirtualBox
13 10 (0.024%) XenServer
13 10 (0.024%) Snort
14 9 (0.022%) VMware Workstation
14 9 (0.022%) Oracle RMAN
14 9 (0.022%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 249 (0.61%) Opscode Chef
2 236 (0.57%) Puppet
3 131 (0.32%) HP Quality Center
4 88 (0.21%) Nagios
5 64 (0.16%) ZABBIX
6 59 (0.14%) HAProxy
7 55 (0.13%) SCOM
8 53 (0.13%) logstash
9 38 (0.093%) SCCM
10 36 (0.088%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
11 34 (0.083%) Kibana
11 34 (0.083%) Vagrant
12 33 (0.080%) StatsD
12 33 (0.080%) Data Guard
13 31 (0.075%) Opsview
14 26 (0.063%) Tivoli
15 24 (0.058%) WSUS
16 19 (0.046%) MOM
17 16 (0.039%) NetBackup
17 16 (0.039%) HP SIM
Vendors
1 12088 (29.44%) Microsoft
2 3469 (8.45%) Oracle
3 786 (1.91%) Sitecore
4 701 (1.71%) Google
5 672 (1.64%) SAP
6 459 (1.12%) Facebook
7 411 (1.00%) EPiServer
8 364 (0.89%) VMware
9 351 (0.85%) Adobe
9 351 (0.85%) Salesforce.com
10 276 (0.67%) IBM
11 273 (0.66%) Apple
12 266 (0.65%) JD Edwards
13 262 (0.64%) Business Objects
13 262 (0.64%) Telerik
14 243 (0.59%) Sybase
15 240 (0.58%) HP
16 238 (0.58%) Twitter
17 200 (0.49%) JBoss
18 195 (0.47%) DevExpress
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