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 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 7 4 4
Rank change year-on-year
-3 0
Permanent jobs citing .NET 18691 20324 22248
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 16.43% 18.79% 19.36%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 44.32% 46.63% 48.05%
Number of salaries quoted 16366 18322 20074
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a salary of more than £29,400 £28,000 £27,500
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% -

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
42171 43582 46299
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 37.07% 40.28% 40.28%
Number of salaries quoted 35652 37769 40546
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 £29,000 £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 21 October 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 21 October 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 -2 17579 £42,500 +6.25% 2630
London -7 6128 £51,000 +2.00% 713
South East -6 3345 £40,000 - 473
North West -1 1703 £37,500 +7.14% 370
East of England -1 1491 £42,500 +6.25% 195
Yorkshire -1 1436 £36,000 +7.46% 275
City of London -3 1430 £52,500 - 255
South West -1 1264 £37,500 +7.14% 270
West Midlands -1 1125 £37,500 +4.16% 171
West Yorkshire -1 965 £37,500 +14.50% 171
East Midlands 0 925 £38,000 +4.10% 115
Manchester -4 874 £38,000 +8.57% 198
Surrey -5 785 £42,500 - 90
Hampshire -3 654 £40,000 - 132
Scotland 0 636 £40,000 +2.56% 114
Leeds -1 634 £40,000 +21.21% 101
Berkshire -17 507 £40,000 -5.88% 71
Cheshire -2 497 £37,500 +7.14% 93
Cambridgeshire -3 440 £40,000 - 85
Hertfordshire -8 331 £45,500 +13.75% 44
Birmingham -2 326 £37,500 - 46
Buckinghamshire -3 324 £40,000 - 36
East Sussex 0 322 £40,000 - 23
Nottinghamshire -1 321 £40,000 +14.28% 29
Edinburgh +1 308 £40,000 - 36
Brighton +1 305 £40,000 - 17
Bristol -5 289 £42,000 +20.00% 76
Cambridge -6 286 £40,000 - 55
Nottingham -1 270 £40,000 +14.28% 24
Bedfordshire +4 269 £45,000 - 22

.NET
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 29868 (76.57%) C#
2 22192 (56.90%) ASP.NET
3 20868 (53.50%) SQL Server
4 16690 (42.79%) SQL
5 15331 (39.31%) Agile Software Development
6 14999 (38.45%) JavaScript
7 14836 (38.04%) HTML
8 14556 (37.32%) MVC
9 12539 (32.15%) CSS
10 11277 (28.91%) Microsoft
11 9179 (23.53%) ASP.NET MVC
12 8751 (22.44%) jQuery
13 7872 (20.18%) .NET Framework
14 7775 (19.93%) TDD
15 7614 (19.52%) WCF
16 6492 (16.64%) Finance
17 6436 (16.50%) Scrum
18 6228 (15.97%) Windows
19 6196 (15.89%) XML
20 5890 (15.10%) Web Services
21 5868 (15.04%) OO
22 5783 (14.83%) Degree
23 5474 (14.03%) VB.NET
24 5076 (13.01%) Java
25 5060 (12.97%) MS Excel
26 5012 (12.85%) Visual Studio
27 4524 (11.60%) HTML5
28 4473 (11.47%) T-SQL
29 4364 (11.19%) Software Engineering
30 3984 (10.21%) WPF

.NET
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 3707 (9.50%) SharePoint
2 2818 (7.22%) IIS
3 1679 (4.30%) CMS
4 1080 (2.77%) Node.js
5 961 (2.46%) SharePoint 2010
6 931 (2.39%) BizTalk Server
7 874 (2.24%) SharePoint 2013
8 859 (2.20%) Umbraco
9 506 (1.30%) Sitecore CMS
10 349 (0.89%) Apache
11 273 (0.70%) Tomcat
12 267 (0.68%) WordPress
13 261 (0.67%) SharePoint Server
14 259 (0.66%) WebSphere
15 235 (0.60%) JBoss
16 220 (0.56%) NServiceBus
17 217 (0.56%) Apache Solr
18 206 (0.53%) Confluence
19 197 (0.51%) Drupal
20 179 (0.46%) nginx
Applications
1 5060 (12.97%) MS Excel
2 766 (1.96%) MS Office
3 391 (1.00%) Photoshop
4 181 (0.46%) InfoPath
5 142 (0.36%) MS Project
6 138 (0.35%) MS Visio
7 96 (0.25%) MS PowerPoint
8 86 (0.22%) Adobe Illustrator
9 63 (0.16%) Fireworks
10 58 (0.15%) PowerPivot
11 55 (0.14%) Adobe Creative Suite
12 43 (0.11%) Spreadsheet
13 31 (0.079%) Mingle
14 15 (0.038%) InDesign
15 14 (0.036%) AutoCAD
15 14 (0.036%) S-PLUS
16 11 (0.028%) XMetaL
17 6 (0.015%) OmniGraffle
17 6 (0.015%) SPSS
17 6 (0.015%) Adobe After Effects
Business Applications
1 995 (2.55%) Dynamics CRM
2 229 (0.59%) Dynamics AX
3 152 (0.39%) Magento
4 148 (0.38%) Dynamics NAV
5 96 (0.25%) Google Analytics
6 65 (0.17%) Oracle CRM
7 41 (0.11%) Visualfiles
7 41 (0.11%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 34 (0.087%) Cognos Business Intelligence
9 33 (0.085%) Oracle Applications
9 33 (0.085%) Maximo
10 29 (0.074%) Oracle EBS
10 29 (0.074%) Tridion
11 25 (0.064%) Agresso
12 24 (0.062%) Markit EDM
13 20 (0.051%) Summit
14 19 (0.049%) Sophis RISQUE
15 17 (0.044%) Sage 200
16 16 (0.041%) Oracle BPM
16 16 (0.041%) BusinessWorks
Cloud Services
1 1207 (3.09%) Microsoft Azure
2 780 (2.00%) SaaS
3 462 (1.18%) Amazon AWS
4 215 (0.55%) GitHub
5 192 (0.49%) Cloud Computing
6 153 (0.39%) Amazon EC2
7 149 (0.38%) Office 365
8 130 (0.33%) PaaS
9 86 (0.22%) IaaS
10 77 (0.20%) Trello
11 54 (0.14%) Amazon S3
12 51 (0.13%) Force.com
13 44 (0.11%) Amazon SQS
14 36 (0.092%) Rackspace Cloud
15 19 (0.049%) Google App Engine
16 16 (0.041%) Heroku
17 11 (0.028%) Google Apps
18 7 (0.018%) Amazon EMR
19 5 (0.013%) CloudFront
19 5 (0.013%) Basecamp
Communications & Networking
1 1409 (3.61%) Internet
2 662 (1.70%) Intranet
3 532 (1.36%) HTTP
4 412 (1.06%) TCP/IP
5 229 (0.59%) Firewall
6 226 (0.58%) DNS
7 146 (0.37%) Extranet
8 139 (0.36%) SAN
9 122 (0.31%) SMTP
10 114 (0.29%) SSL
11 104 (0.27%) LDAP
12 100 (0.26%) FTP
13 88 (0.23%) WAN
14 84 (0.22%) LAN
15 81 (0.21%) DHCP
16 78 (0.20%) VoIP
17 72 (0.18%) VPN
18 67 (0.17%) NAS
19 52 (0.13%) Ethernet
20 51 (0.13%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20868 (53.50%) SQL Server
2 3974 (10.19%) SQL Server 2008
3 2566 (6.58%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2302 (5.90%) SQL Server 2012
5 2239 (5.74%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1875 (4.81%) Relational Database
7 1762 (4.52%) SQL Server 2005
8 1463 (3.75%) MySQL
9 956 (2.45%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 894 (2.29%) NoSQL
11 841 (2.16%) Data Warehouse
12 654 (1.68%) RDBMS
13 609 (1.56%) Oracle Database
14 545 (1.40%) Crystal Reports
14 545 (1.40%) MongoDB
15 405 (1.04%) Big Data
16 344 (0.88%) RavenDB
17 270 (0.69%) OLAP
18 256 (0.66%) Microsoft Analysis Services
19 240 (0.62%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 5012 (12.85%) Visual Studio
2 2895 (7.42%) Team Foundation Server
3 2472 (6.34%) NUnit
4 1776 (4.55%) Git (software)
5 1677 (4.30%) Subversion
6 1529 (3.92%) Rhino Mocks
7 1193 (3.06%) Moq
8 908 (2.33%) TeamCity
9 829 (2.13%) Selenium
10 779 (2.00%) MSTest
11 598 (1.53%) JIRA
12 534 (1.37%) SpecFlow
13 436 (1.12%) ReSharper
14 425 (1.09%) Cucumber
15 392 (1.00%) Jenkins
16 256 (0.66%) WebDriver
17 241 (0.62%) VSS/SourceSafe
18 239 (0.61%) MSBuild
19 227 (0.58%) Eclipse
20 216 (0.55%) CruiseControl
General
1 6492 (16.64%) Finance
2 1756 (4.50%) Banking
3 1472 (3.77%) Marketing
4 1416 (3.63%) Retail
5 933 (2.39%) Advertising
6 926 (2.37%) Games
7 745 (1.91%) Telecoms
8 585 (1.50%) Front Office
9 566 (1.45%) Law
10 565 (1.45%) Investment Banking
11 444 (1.14%) Back Office
12 424 (1.09%) Legal
13 342 (0.88%) Manufacturing
14 321 (0.82%) Publishing
15 223 (0.57%) Automotive
16 185 (0.47%) Financial Institution
17 181 (0.46%) Pharmaceutical
18 136 (0.35%) Electronics
19 122 (0.31%) Billing
20 108 (0.28%) Music Industry
Job Titles
1 28298 (72.55%) Developer
2 13377 (34.30%) .NET Developer
3 8395 (21.52%) C# Developer
4 5950 (15.25%) C# .NET Developer
5 4788 (12.28%) Senior Developer
6 3825 (9.81%) Software Developer
7 3556 (9.12%) ASP.NET Developer
8 3330 (8.54%) C# ASP.NET Developer
9 3197 (8.20%) Web Developer
10 2584 (6.62%) Analyst
11 2207 (5.66%) Senior .NET Developer
12 1821 (4.67%) Junior
13 1716 (4.40%) Software Engineer
14 1641 (4.21%) Junior Developer
15 1571 (4.03%) Architect
16 1374 (3.52%) Senior C# Developer
17 1270 (3.26%) Graduate
18 1218 (3.12%) Programmer
19 1014 (2.60%) Consultant
20 1002 (2.57%) .NET Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22192 (56.90%) ASP.NET
2 14836 (38.04%) HTML
3 12539 (32.15%) CSS
4 9179 (23.53%) ASP.NET MVC
5 8751 (22.44%) jQuery
6 7872 (20.18%) .NET Framework
7 7614 (19.52%) WCF
8 6196 (15.89%) XML
9 5890 (15.10%) Web Services
10 4524 (11.60%) HTML5
11 3984 (10.21%) WPF
12 3696 (9.48%) Ajax
13 3247 (8.32%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
14 2633 (6.75%) LINQ
15 2582 (6.62%) WinForms
16 2501 (6.41%) CSS3
17 2040 (5.23%) ASP.NET Web Forms
18 1946 (4.99%) ASP.NET Web API
19 1855 (4.76%) SOAP
20 1717 (4.40%) ASP.NET MVC 4
Miscellaneous
1 2947 (7.56%) Computer Science
2 1985 (5.09%) Analytical Skills
3 1269 (3.25%) Mobile App
4 1122 (2.88%) User Experience
5 1112 (2.85%) Enterprise Software
6 906 (2.32%) Mathematics
7 836 (2.14%) Inversion of Control
8 828 (2.12%) Open Source
9 792 (2.03%) N-Tier
10 613 (1.57%) Client/Server
11 425 (1.09%) Management Information System
12 415 (1.06%) iPhone
13 386 (0.99%) Social Media
13 386 (0.99%) Hedge funds
14 341 (0.87%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
15 340 (0.87%) Derivative
16 321 (0.82%) Algorithms
17 280 (0.72%) Fixed Income
17 280 (0.72%) Blog
18 276 (0.71%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 6228 (15.97%) Windows
2 1345 (3.45%) Android
3 1136 (2.91%) Linux
4 1111 (2.85%) Apple iOS
5 682 (1.75%) Windows Server 2008
6 642 (1.65%) UNIX
7 364 (0.93%) Windows Server 2003
8 252 (0.65%) Windows Server 2012
9 229 (0.59%) Windows Phone
10 190 (0.49%) Windows 7
11 172 (0.44%) Windows 8
12 104 (0.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 88 (0.23%) Windows Mobile
14 86 (0.22%) Solaris
15 84 (0.22%) Windows XP
16 80 (0.21%) Debian
17 59 (0.15%) Mac OS X
17 59 (0.15%) CentOS
18 57 (0.15%) Ubuntu
19 56 (0.14%) Windows Phone 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 15331 (39.31%) Agile Software Development
2 14556 (37.32%) MVC
3 7775 (19.93%) TDD
4 6436 (16.50%) Scrum
5 5868 (15.04%) OO
6 4364 (11.19%) Software Engineering
7 3351 (8.59%) Web Development
8 3265 (8.37%) E-Commerce
9 2975 (7.63%) BDD
10 2671 (6.85%) Continuous Integration
11 2422 (6.21%) Web Application Development
12 2372 (6.08%) Unit Testing
13 2062 (5.29%) OOP
14 1984 (5.09%) Mentoring
15 1967 (5.04%) CRM
16 1833 (4.70%) SOA
17 1749 (4.48%) Business Intelligence
18 1689 (4.33%) Project Management
19 1638 (4.20%) OOD
20 1526 (3.91%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 29868 (76.57%) C#
2 16690 (42.79%) SQL
3 14999 (38.45%) JavaScript
4 5474 (14.03%) VB.NET
5 5076 (13.01%) Java
6 4473 (11.47%) T-SQL
7 2564 (6.57%) VB
8 2253 (5.78%) C++
9 1643 (4.21%) PHP
10 1113 (2.85%) Ruby
11 915 (2.35%) C
12 868 (2.23%) VB6
13 754 (1.93%) Python
14 751 (1.93%) PowerShell
15 737 (1.89%) VBA
16 552 (1.42%) PL/SQL
17 477 (1.22%) VBScript
18 329 (0.84%) Objective-C
19 318 (0.82%) Perl
20 300 (0.77%) XAML
Qualifications
1 5783 (14.83%) Degree
2 1286 (3.30%) Microsoft Certification
3 538 (1.38%) Security Cleared
4 464 (1.19%) MCSD
5 427 (1.09%) MCP
6 405 (1.04%) MCTS
7 340 (0.87%) MCAD
8 315 (0.81%) SC Cleared
9 300 (0.77%) ISEB
10 186 (0.48%) ISTQB
11 134 (0.34%) MCSE
12 111 (0.28%) PhD
13 90 (0.23%) DV Cleared
14 84 (0.22%) ITIL Certification
15 83 (0.21%) PMI Certification
16 75 (0.19%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
17 69 (0.18%) MCITP
18 59 (0.15%) HND
19 54 (0.14%) MCPD
19 54 (0.14%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1537 (3.94%) QA
2 297 (0.76%) SLA
3 290 (0.74%) ISO 9001
4 81 (0.21%) PCI DSS
5 61 (0.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 53 (0.14%) WAI
7 51 (0.13%) WCAG
8 36 (0.092%) COBIT
9 28 (0.072%) HL7
10 21 (0.054%) Data Quality
10 21 (0.054%) EMIR
11 20 (0.051%) Dodd-Frank
11 20 (0.051%) GAMP
12 17 (0.044%) ISO 9000
13 16 (0.041%) Basel III
14 15 (0.038%) TickIT
14 15 (0.038%) UCITS
15 12 (0.031%) Sarbanes-Oxley
16 11 (0.028%) ISO 14001
17 8 (0.021%) ISO 8583
System Software
1 550 (1.41%) Active Directory
2 222 (0.57%) VMware Infrastructure
3 94 (0.24%) Hyper-V
4 42 (0.11%) Firmware
5 41 (0.11%) vSphere
6 39 (0.100%) Varnish
7 36 (0.092%) VMware ESX
8 29 (0.074%) KVM
9 28 (0.072%) Samba
10 25 (0.064%) Oracle RAC
11 24 (0.062%) VMware ESXi
12 22 (0.056%) XenApp
13 16 (0.041%) Terminal Services
14 14 (0.036%) Xen
15 12 (0.031%) Snort
15 12 (0.031%) ISA Server
16 9 (0.023%) VMware Workstation
16 9 (0.023%) NFS
16 9 (0.023%) XenServer
16 9 (0.023%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 258 (0.66%) Opscode Chef
2 241 (0.62%) Puppet
3 134 (0.34%) HP Quality Center
4 80 (0.21%) Nagios
5 63 (0.16%) ZABBIX
6 57 (0.15%) logstash
7 45 (0.12%) SCOM
8 40 (0.10%) StatsD
8 40 (0.10%) HAProxy
9 36 (0.092%) Opsview
9 36 (0.092%) SCCM
9 36 (0.092%) Data Guard
10 34 (0.087%) Vagrant
10 34 (0.087%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
11 32 (0.082%) Kibana
12 30 (0.077%) Tivoli
13 23 (0.059%) Norton AntiVirus
14 21 (0.054%) WSUS
15 18 (0.046%) Ansible
15 18 (0.046%) MOM
Vendors
1 11277 (28.91%) Microsoft
2 3251 (8.33%) Oracle
3 706 (1.81%) Sitecore
4 691 (1.77%) Google
5 513 (1.32%) SAP
6 488 (1.25%) Facebook
7 393 (1.01%) EPiServer
8 349 (0.89%) VMware
9 310 (0.79%) Salesforce.com
10 298 (0.76%) Adobe
11 293 (0.75%) Telerik
12 282 (0.72%) Twitter
13 260 (0.67%) IBM
13 260 (0.67%) Apple
14 234 (0.60%) Business Objects
15 212 (0.54%) HP
16 211 (0.54%) Xamarin
17 207 (0.53%) Sybase
18 169 (0.43%) DevExpress
19 164 (0.42%) Citrix
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