The first table below looks at the demand 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 17 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

Location
3 months to
17 Apr 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 22337 21471 24157
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 18.45% 19.31% 19.22%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 45.87% 48.14% 46.36%
Number of salaries quoted 19606 19409 21973
Average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.50% -
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £35,500
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +5.63%
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
48694 44602 52105
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 40.22% 40.11% 41.45%
Number of salaries quoted 40968 38825 46487
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £28,500 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £62,500 £60,000
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 17 April 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 17 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England 0 20944 £42,000 +5.00% 2789
London -3 7210 £52,500 +5.00% 855
South East 0 4902 £40,000 - 532
East of England 0 1881 £40,000 - 246
North West -1 1837 £37,500 +7.14% 322
City of London -1 1730 £55,000 +10.00% 289
Yorkshire +1 1588 £37,500 +11.94% 212
East Midlands 0 1223 £40,000 +14.28% 148
Surrey -2 1217 £45,000 +12.50% 121
South West 0 1123 £36,000 +2.85% 215
West Midlands -1 1042 £37,500 - 201
Manchester -1 1020 £37,500 +7.14% 158
West Yorkshire -1 1016 £37,500 +10.29% 135
Berkshire +2 916 £42,500 +1.19% 101
Leeds +1 718 £36,500 +7.35% 89
Scotland +1 692 £40,000 +14.28% 131
Hampshire 0 685 £40,000 - 89
Oxfordshire 0 588 £38,500 - 76
Cambridgeshire -2 576 £40,000 +6.66% 86
Cheshire 0 496 £37,500 +11.94% 84
Buckinghamshire -2 440 £40,000 - 47
Bristol -2 392 £37,500 - 79
Leicestershire -1 380 £40,500 +8.00% 38
Kent +4 379 £40,250 +0.62% 50
Hertfordshire -2 379 £38,000 -5.00% 53
Cambridge -2 379 £40,000 +6.66% 60
East Sussex +3 361 £35,000 -7.89% 25
North Yorkshire +2 352 £37,500 +15.38% 44
Nottinghamshire 0 351 £37,500 +7.14% 50
Reading -2 347 £42,500 +6.25% 51

.NET
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 31759 (76.51%) C#
2 23053 (55.54%) ASP.NET
3 22524 (54.27%) SQL Server
4 17909 (43.15%) SQL
5 14133 (34.05%) JavaScript
6 14084 (33.93%) HTML
7 13829 (33.32%) MVC
8 12395 (29.86%) Microsoft
9 12030 (28.98%) CSS
10 8898 (21.44%) ASP.NET MVC
11 8863 (21.35%) jQuery
12 8414 (20.27%) WCF
13 7955 (19.17%) TDD
14 7886 (19.00%) .NET Framework
15 7522 (18.12%) Agile Software Development
16 7414 (17.86%) Windows
17 7240 (17.44%) Finance
18 6840 (16.48%) Scrum
19 6679 (16.09%) XML
20 6359 (15.32%) OO
21 6300 (15.18%) Web Services
22 6262 (15.09%) Degree
23 5931 (14.29%) VB.NET
24 5630 (13.56%) Visual Studio
25 5608 (13.51%) Java
26 5359 (12.91%) MS Excel
27 5115 (12.32%) T-SQL
28 5106 (12.30%) WPF
29 4920 (11.85%) SQL Server 2008
30 4864 (11.72%) Software Engineering

.NET
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 3920 (9.44%) SharePoint
2 2843 (6.85%) IIS
3 1842 (4.44%) CMS
4 1038 (2.50%) SharePoint 2010
5 896 (2.16%) Umbraco
6 875 (2.11%) BizTalk Server
7 839 (2.02%) SharePoint 2013
8 700 (1.69%) Node.js
9 583 (1.40%) Sitecore CMS
10 435 (1.05%) SharePoint Server
11 380 (0.92%) Apache
12 358 (0.86%) WebSphere
13 324 (0.78%) Tomcat
14 226 (0.54%) Drupal
15 214 (0.52%) WordPress
16 204 (0.49%) MS Exchange
17 176 (0.42%) WebLogic
18 133 (0.32%) DNN
19 127 (0.31%) Kentico
20 112 (0.27%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 5359 (12.91%) MS Excel
2 699 (1.68%) MS Office
3 479 (1.15%) Photoshop
4 203 (0.49%) InfoPath
5 195 (0.47%) MS Project
5 195 (0.47%) MS Visio
6 150 (0.36%) MS PowerPoint
7 105 (0.25%) Adobe Illustrator
8 87 (0.21%) Fireworks
9 39 (0.094%) Spreadsheet
10 38 (0.092%) Mingle
11 31 (0.075%) PowerPivot
12 13 (0.031%) InDesign
12 13 (0.031%) XMetaL
13 12 (0.029%) Acrobat
13 12 (0.029%) PrintSoft PReS
13 12 (0.029%) FastStats
14 10 (0.024%) Simulink
15 7 (0.017%) 3ds Max
16 6 (0.014%) Maya
Business Applications
1 963 (2.32%) Dynamics CRM
2 292 (0.70%) Magento
3 290 (0.70%) Dynamics AX
4 240 (0.58%) Oracle CRM
5 144 (0.35%) Google Analytics
6 118 (0.28%) Dynamics NAV
7 55 (0.13%) Visualfiles
8 52 (0.13%) Markit EDM
9 36 (0.087%) Summit
10 31 (0.075%) Oracle Applications
11 30 (0.072%) nopCommerce
11 30 (0.072%) Oracle Receivables
12 28 (0.067%) Oracle EBS
13 25 (0.060%) Remedy ITSM
14 23 (0.055%) SunGard AvantGard
15 22 (0.053%) SalesLogix
16 18 (0.043%) SAP Oil and Gas
16 18 (0.043%) Oracle Financials
17 17 (0.041%) assyst
18 16 (0.039%) Oracle Payables
Cloud Services
1 916 (2.21%) Microsoft Azure
2 782 (1.88%) SaaS
3 472 (1.14%) Amazon AWS
4 164 (0.40%) Cloud Computing
5 131 (0.32%) Office 365
6 123 (0.30%) GitHub
7 74 (0.18%) PaaS
8 68 (0.16%) Amazon EC2
9 55 (0.13%) IaaS
10 50 (0.12%) Amazon S3
10 50 (0.12%) Rackspace Cloud
11 47 (0.11%) Force.com
12 40 (0.096%) Amazon SQS
13 21 (0.051%) Google App Engine
14 16 (0.039%) Google Apps
15 13 (0.031%) Heroku
16 11 (0.027%) Trello
17 9 (0.022%) Basecamp
18 8 (0.019%) Route 53
19 7 (0.017%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 1635 (3.94%) Internet
2 550 (1.33%) Intranet
3 537 (1.29%) HTTP
4 436 (1.05%) TCP/IP
5 325 (0.78%) Firewall
6 296 (0.71%) DNS
7 210 (0.51%) LDAP
8 183 (0.44%) SAN
9 153 (0.37%) VPN
10 143 (0.34%) VoIP
11 124 (0.30%) LAN
12 113 (0.27%) Extranet
13 110 (0.27%) WAN
14 97 (0.23%) FTP
15 96 (0.23%) DHCP
16 85 (0.20%) SSL
17 82 (0.20%) SMTP
18 78 (0.19%) Ethernet
19 66 (0.16%) NAS
20 58 (0.14%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22524 (54.27%) SQL Server
2 4920 (11.85%) SQL Server 2008
3 3193 (7.69%) SQL Server 2012
4 2998 (7.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2597 (6.26%) SQL Server 2005
6 2586 (6.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1845 (4.45%) Relational Database
8 1519 (3.66%) MySQL
9 1178 (2.84%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 1004 (2.42%) Data Warehouse
11 721 (1.74%) NoSQL
12 705 (1.70%) RDBMS
13 673 (1.62%) Oracle Database
14 513 (1.24%) Crystal Reports
15 443 (1.07%) MongoDB
16 418 (1.01%) Big Data
17 380 (0.92%) SQL Server 2000
18 352 (0.85%) OLAP
19 322 (0.78%) Microsoft Analysis Services
20 278 (0.67%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 5630 (13.56%) Visual Studio
2 3178 (7.66%) Team Foundation Server
3 2758 (6.64%) NUnit
4 1596 (3.85%) Subversion
5 1513 (3.65%) Rhino Mocks
6 1254 (3.02%) Moq
7 1160 (2.79%) Git (software)
8 978 (2.36%) Selenium
9 888 (2.14%) MSTest
10 603 (1.45%) TeamCity
11 527 (1.27%) SpecFlow
12 490 (1.18%) JIRA
13 377 (0.91%) Cucumber
14 309 (0.74%) WebDriver
15 271 (0.65%) VSS/SourceSafe
16 268 (0.65%) Eclipse
17 260 (0.63%) MSBuild
18 250 (0.60%) Jenkins
19 237 (0.57%) Jasmine
20 223 (0.54%) ReSharper
General
1 7240 (17.44%) Finance
2 1809 (4.36%) Banking
3 1754 (4.23%) Marketing
4 1421 (3.42%) Retail
5 897 (2.16%) Games
6 831 (2.00%) Telecoms
7 710 (1.71%) Investment Banking
8 661 (1.59%) Advertising
9 658 (1.59%) Law
10 649 (1.56%) Front Office
11 613 (1.48%) Back Office
12 535 (1.29%) Legal
13 398 (0.96%) Publishing
14 385 (0.93%) Manufacturing
15 313 (0.75%) Financial Institution
16 229 (0.55%) Automotive
17 178 (0.43%) Pharmaceutical
18 134 (0.32%) Electronics
19 103 (0.25%) Multimedia
19 103 (0.25%) Billing
Job Titles
1 29616 (71.35%) Developer
2 13848 (33.36%) .NET Developer
3 9483 (22.85%) C# Developer
4 6643 (16.00%) C# .NET Developer
5 4938 (11.90%) Senior Developer
6 4191 (10.10%) Software Developer
7 4123 (9.93%) ASP.NET Developer
8 3758 (9.05%) Web Developer
9 3669 (8.84%) C# ASP.NET Developer
10 2758 (6.64%) Analyst
11 2331 (5.62%) Senior .NET Developer
12 2198 (5.30%) Software Engineer
13 1663 (4.01%) Architect
14 1586 (3.82%) Junior
15 1473 (3.55%) Programmer
16 1449 (3.49%) Senior C# Developer
17 1397 (3.37%) Junior Developer
18 1264 (3.05%) .NET Web Developer
19 1142 (2.75%) Consultant
20 1128 (2.72%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23053 (55.54%) ASP.NET
2 14084 (33.93%) HTML
3 12030 (28.98%) CSS
4 8898 (21.44%) ASP.NET MVC
5 8863 (21.35%) jQuery
6 8414 (20.27%) WCF
7 7886 (19.00%) .NET Framework
8 6679 (16.09%) XML
9 6300 (15.18%) Web Services
10 5106 (12.30%) WPF
11 4401 (10.60%) HTML5
12 4225 (10.18%) Ajax
13 3594 (8.66%) WinForms
14 3178 (7.66%) ASP.NET MVC 4
15 2843 (6.85%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
16 2674 (6.44%) LINQ
17 2376 (5.72%) CSS3
18 1991 (4.80%) ASP.NET Web Forms
19 1862 (4.49%) NHibernate
20 1825 (4.40%) Razor View Engine
Miscellaneous
1 3297 (7.94%) Computer Science
2 1416 (3.41%) Enterprise Software
3 1394 (3.36%) Mobile App
4 1144 (2.76%) N-Tier
5 1073 (2.59%) Mathematics
6 1051 (2.53%) Inversion of Control
7 807 (1.94%) Open Source
8 595 (1.43%) Client/Server
9 461 (1.11%) Management Information System
10 386 (0.93%) Social Media
11 377 (0.91%) Hedge funds
12 356 (0.86%) Derivative
13 336 (0.81%) Physics
14 289 (0.70%) iPhone
15 288 (0.69%) Social Network
16 272 (0.66%) Equities
17 269 (0.65%) Digital Media
18 259 (0.62%) Tandem
19 258 (0.62%) Fixed Income
20 255 (0.61%) Blog
Operating Systems
1 7414 (17.86%) Windows
2 1444 (3.48%) Android
3 1401 (3.38%) Apple iOS
4 1352 (3.26%) Linux
5 837 (2.02%) Windows Server 2008
6 771 (1.86%) UNIX
7 479 (1.15%) Windows Server 2003
8 240 (0.58%) Windows Server 2012
9 195 (0.47%) Windows Phone
10 175 (0.42%) Windows 7
11 173 (0.42%) Windows 8
12 164 (0.40%) Windows Mobile
13 149 (0.36%) Windows XP
14 76 (0.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 71 (0.17%) Ubuntu
15 71 (0.17%) Mac OS X
16 65 (0.16%) Solaris
17 63 (0.15%) CentOS
18 52 (0.13%) Debian
19 37 (0.089%) Windows Phone 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 13829 (33.32%) MVC
2 7955 (19.17%) TDD
3 7522 (18.12%) Agile Software Development
4 6840 (16.48%) Scrum
5 6359 (15.32%) OO
6 4864 (11.72%) Software Engineering
7 3738 (9.01%) Web Development
8 3365 (8.11%) E-Commerce
9 2848 (6.86%) Unit Testing
10 2695 (6.49%) BDD
11 2463 (5.93%) Continuous Integration
12 2311 (5.57%) Web Application Development
13 2132 (5.14%) CRM
14 2127 (5.12%) OOP
15 1860 (4.48%) Project Management
16 1810 (4.36%) SOA
17 1712 (4.12%) Business Intelligence
18 1660 (4.00%) Kanban
19 1468 (3.54%) MVVM
20 1451 (3.50%) OOD
Programming Languages
1 31759 (76.51%) C#
2 17909 (43.15%) SQL
3 14133 (34.05%) JavaScript
4 5931 (14.29%) VB.NET
5 5608 (13.51%) Java
6 5115 (12.32%) T-SQL
7 2771 (6.68%) C++
8 2530 (6.10%) VB
9 2019 (4.86%) PHP
10 1137 (2.74%) C
11 1092 (2.63%) Ruby
12 827 (1.99%) VB6
13 796 (1.92%) VBA
14 780 (1.88%) PowerShell
15 741 (1.79%) Python
16 655 (1.58%) PL/SQL
17 535 (1.29%) VBScript
18 407 (0.98%) Perl
19 383 (0.92%) Objective-C
20 354 (0.85%) XAML
Qualifications
1 6262 (15.09%) Degree
2 2436 (5.87%) Microsoft Certification
3 1456 (3.51%) MCP
4 1368 (3.30%) MCTS
5 1343 (3.24%) MCSD
6 1235 (2.98%) MCAD
7 628 (1.51%) Security Cleared
8 485 (1.17%) ISEB
9 286 (0.69%) SC Cleared
10 250 (0.60%) ISTQB
11 172 (0.41%) ITIL Certification
12 170 (0.41%) MCSE
13 154 (0.37%) PhD
14 117 (0.28%) MCPD
15 115 (0.28%) MCITP
16 82 (0.20%) PMI Certification
17 65 (0.16%) CISSP
17 65 (0.16%) MCDBA
18 63 (0.15%) HND
19 55 (0.13%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1941 (4.68%) QA
2 319 (0.77%) ISO 9001
3 243 (0.59%) SLA
4 122 (0.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 85 (0.20%) PCI DSS
6 66 (0.16%) HL7
7 59 (0.14%) COBIT
8 55 (0.13%) WCAG
9 44 (0.11%) TickIT
10 36 (0.087%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 36 (0.087%) Data Quality
11 31 (0.075%) Basel III
11 31 (0.075%) WAI
12 24 (0.058%) DICOM
13 17 (0.041%) ISO 8583
13 17 (0.041%) ISO 9000
14 16 (0.039%) GAMP
15 11 (0.027%) ISO 9002
15 11 (0.027%) Basel II
16 9 (0.022%) COREP
System Software
1 659 (1.59%) Active Directory
2 302 (0.73%) VMware Infrastructure
3 124 (0.30%) Hyper-V
4 48 (0.12%) XenApp
5 39 (0.094%) vSphere
6 30 (0.072%) Xen
7 29 (0.070%) KVM
8 28 (0.067%) Terminal Services
8 28 (0.067%) ISA Server
9 27 (0.065%) VMware ESX
10 22 (0.053%) IAG
11 14 (0.034%) Oracle RAC
12 13 (0.031%) Microsoft App-V
13 12 (0.029%) Varnish
14 11 (0.027%) VMware ESXi
14 11 (0.027%) VirtualBox
14 11 (0.027%) Samba
15 10 (0.024%) NFS
15 10 (0.024%) Terminal Server
15 10 (0.024%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 222 (0.53%) Opscode Chef
2 168 (0.40%) Puppet
3 136 (0.33%) HP Quality Center
4 85 (0.20%) SCOM
4 85 (0.20%) Nagios
5 81 (0.20%) SCCM
6 53 (0.13%) HAProxy
7 46 (0.11%) ZABBIX
8 34 (0.082%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 30 (0.072%) MOM
10 25 (0.060%) Zenoss
11 23 (0.055%) WSUS
12 21 (0.051%) Vagrant
13 18 (0.043%) Control-M
14 16 (0.039%) Forefront Identity Manager
15 15 (0.036%) Tivoli
16 14 (0.034%) SCOrch
17 12 (0.029%) WMI
18 11 (0.027%) StatsD
19 10 (0.024%) Red Hat Spacewalk
Vendors
1 12395 (29.86%) Microsoft
2 3725 (8.97%) Oracle
3 796 (1.92%) Sitecore
4 755 (1.82%) SAP
5 569 (1.37%) Google
6 465 (1.12%) VMware
7 407 (0.98%) Adobe
8 401 (0.97%) JD Edwards
9 362 (0.87%) IBM
10 361 (0.87%) Facebook
11 305 (0.73%) EPiServer
12 302 (0.73%) Salesforce.com
13 277 (0.67%) Twitter
14 275 (0.66%) Business Objects
15 240 (0.58%) HP
16 228 (0.55%) TIBCO
17 211 (0.51%) Cisco
18 207 (0.50%) Telerik
19 205 (0.49%) DevExpress
20 202 (0.49%) Sybase
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