Period
to 5 April 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the North West with a requirement for .NET skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited .NET over the 6 months to 5 April 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft .NET (dotNet)
England > North West
6 months to
5 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 4 8 7
Rank change year-on-year +4 -1 -3
Permanent jobs citing .NET 1,542 1,620 2,427
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the North West 19.21% 15.88% 18.65%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 47.90% 40.28% 41.16%
Number of salaries quoted 1,411 1,595 2,382
Median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,250 £28,750
90th Percentile £65,000 £70,000 £65,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +11.11% -

.NET is in the Software Libraries and Frameworks category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in the North West with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills.

All Software Libraries and Frameworks
North West
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills 3,219 4,022 5,896
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 40.11% 39.42% 45.30%
Number of salaries quoted 2,656 3,217 4,980
Median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £31,250 £29,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £70,000 £70,000 £63,750
England median annual salary £55,000 £53,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +2.80% +7.00% +5.26%

.NET
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings citing .NET as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the North West.

Job vacancy trend for .NET in the North West

.NET
Salary Trend in the North West

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing .NET in the North West.

Salary trend for .NET in the North West

.NET
Salary Histogram in the North West

Salary distribution for jobs citing .NET in the North West over the 6 months to 5 April 2020.

Salary histogram for .NET in the North West

.NET
Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing .NET within the North West region over the 6 months to 5 April 2020. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester +2 958 £50,000 - 177
Cheshire +7 399 £45,000 +5.88% 64
Lancashire +3 92 £43,268 +15.38% 18
Merseyside -3 80 £45,000 - 6
Cumbria -13 9 £40,000 +23.08% 1
.NET
England

For the 6 months to 5 April 2020, IT jobs citing .NET also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the North West region with a requirement for .NET.

1 1,275 (82.68%) C#
2 736 (47.73%) Agile Software Development
3 679 (44.03%) JavaScript
4 587 (38.07%) MVC
5 586 (38.00%) ASP.NET
6 561 (36.38%) SQL Server
7 517 (33.53%) SQL
8 508 (32.94%) Azure
9 487 (31.58%) AngularJS
10 445 (28.86%) .NET Core
11 397 (25.75%) HTML
12 391 (25.36%) Microsoft
13 364 (23.61%) CSS
14 358 (23.22%) ASP.NET MVC
15 325 (21.08%) ASP.NET Web API
16 298 (19.33%) TDD
17 277 (17.96%) .NET Framework
17 277 (17.96%) Microservices
18 275 (17.83%) Software Engineering
19 255 (16.54%) DevOps
20 203 (13.16%) Finance
20 203 (13.16%) React
21 200 (12.97%) Web Services
22 199 (12.91%) Scrum
22 199 (12.91%) AWS
23 189 (12.26%) Greenfield Project
24 170 (11.02%) REST
25 162 (10.51%) Entity Framework
26 152 (9.86%) Continuous Integration
26 152 (9.86%) Problem-Solving

.NET
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 39 (2.53%) CMS
2 36 (2.33%) IIS
3 31 (2.01%) Umbraco
4 17 (1.10%) SharePoint
5 14 (0.91%) Elasticsearch
5 14 (0.91%) NServiceBus
6 11 (0.71%) Sitefinity
7 9 (0.58%) Confluence
8 8 (0.52%) EPiServer
8 8 (0.52%) Mule
8 8 (0.52%) Sitecore CMS
9 7 (0.45%) BizTalk Server
10 5 (0.32%) Apache
11 3 (0.19%) Apache Spark
12 2 (0.13%) SharePoint 2010
13 1 (0.065%) Alfresco
13 1 (0.065%) OpenStack
13 1 (0.065%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 1 (0.065%) Orchard CMS
13 1 (0.065%) WordPress
Applications
1 14 (0.91%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (0.39%) Chatbot
3 1 (0.065%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 36 (2.33%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (0.52%) Elite 3E
3 7 (0.45%) Dynamics AX
3 7 (0.45%) SDL Web 8
4 4 (0.26%) Infor M3
5 3 (0.19%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 2 (0.13%) Dynamics NAV
7 1 (0.065%) Aareon QL
7 1 (0.065%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 508 (32.94%) Azure
2 199 (12.91%) AWS
3 60 (3.89%) GitHub
4 58 (3.76%) Serverless
5 42 (2.72%) SaaS
6 25 (1.62%) Power Platform
7 24 (1.56%) GCP
8 23 (1.49%) AWS Lambda
9 17 (1.10%) Dynamics 365
10 12 (0.78%) Amazon EC2
11 10 (0.65%) Amazon CloudSearch
12 9 (0.58%) Cloud Computing
12 9 (0.58%) PaaS
13 8 (0.52%) Azure Functions
14 6 (0.39%) Slack
15 5 (0.32%) Azure Active Directory
15 5 (0.32%) npm
16 4 (0.26%) Amazon S3
16 4 (0.26%) AWS CloudFormation
16 4 (0.26%) Azure Machine Learning
Communications & Networking
1 28 (1.82%) TCP/IP
2 27 (1.75%) Internet
3 21 (1.36%) Wireless
4 16 (1.04%) Bluetooth
4 16 (1.04%) LTE
4 16 (1.04%) MQTT
4 16 (1.04%) Wi-Fi
5 11 (0.71%) HTTP
6 9 (0.58%) Firewall
7 5 (0.32%) Intranet
7 5 (0.32%) WAN
8 4 (0.26%) LAN
9 2 (0.13%) DNS
9 2 (0.13%) Kerberos
9 2 (0.13%) Skype
10 1 (0.065%) DSL
10 1 (0.065%) Hyperconnected
10 1 (0.065%) VLAN
10 1 (0.065%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 561 (36.38%) SQL Server
2 90 (5.84%) NoSQL
3 78 (5.06%) Relational Database
4 68 (4.41%) MongoDB
5 42 (2.72%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 41 (2.66%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 30 (1.95%) MySQL
7 30 (1.95%) SQL Server 2016
8 26 (1.69%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 25 (1.62%) SQL Server 2008
10 21 (1.36%) RDBMS
11 16 (1.04%) Power BI
12 14 (0.91%) Cosmos DB
13 12 (0.78%) Amazon RDS
13 12 (0.78%) Big Data
14 11 (0.71%) SQL Server 2005
15 9 (0.58%) RavenDB
16 8 (0.52%) Azure SQL Database
16 8 (0.52%) BusinessObjects
17 7 (0.45%) Redis
Development Applications
1 126 (8.17%) Git (software)
2 115 (7.46%) Team Foundation Server
3 102 (6.61%) Visual Studio
4 71 (4.60%) Selenium
5 69 (4.47%) Jenkins
6 57 (3.70%) NUnit
7 42 (2.72%) Maven
8 37 (2.40%) Octopus Deploy
8 37 (2.40%) WebDriver
9 34 (2.20%) Cucumber
10 33 (2.14%) JIRA
11 32 (2.08%) Bitbucket
12 30 (1.95%) Hudson
12 30 (1.95%) JUnit
12 30 (1.95%) TestNG
13 25 (1.62%) TeamCity
14 20 (1.30%) Appium
15 19 (1.23%) Eclipse
16 16 (1.04%) GCC
17 11 (0.71%) SoapUI
General
1 203 (13.16%) Finance
2 55 (3.57%) Retail
3 36 (2.33%) Law
4 35 (2.27%) Legal
5 28 (1.82%) Manufacturing
6 26 (1.69%) Automotive
7 25 (1.62%) Marketing
8 20 (1.30%) Games
9 17 (1.10%) Public Sector
10 11 (0.71%) Telecoms
11 7 (0.45%) Advertising
11 7 (0.45%) Financial Institution
11 7 (0.45%) Housing Association
11 7 (0.45%) Pharmaceutical
12 6 (0.39%) Aerospace
13 5 (0.32%) Banking
13 5 (0.32%) Billing
13 5 (0.32%) Local Government
14 4 (0.26%) Back Office
14 4 (0.26%) Military
Job Titles
1 1,114 (72.24%) Developer
2 448 (29.05%) .NET Developer
3 399 (25.88%) C# Developer
4 264 (17.12%) Software Developer
5 254 (16.47%) Senior Developer
6 179 (11.61%) C# .NET Developer
7 160 (10.38%) Software Engineer
8 118 (7.65%) Senior .NET Developer
9 83 (5.38%) Lead Developer
10 79 (5.12%) Full Stack Developer
11 75 (4.86%) .NET Software Developer
12 67 (4.35%) Architect
13 63 (4.09%) .NET Software Engineer
14 61 (3.96%) C# Software Developer
14 61 (3.96%) Technical Leader
15 60 (3.89%) Angular Developer
16 59 (3.83%) Senior C# Developer
17 57 (3.70%) Junior
18 56 (3.63%) Senior Software Developer
19 53 (3.44%) Senior Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 586 (38.00%) ASP.NET
2 487 (31.58%) AngularJS
3 445 (28.86%) .NET Core
4 397 (25.75%) HTML
5 364 (23.61%) CSS
6 358 (23.22%) ASP.NET MVC
7 325 (21.08%) ASP.NET Web API
8 277 (17.96%) .NET Framework
9 203 (13.16%) React
10 200 (12.97%) Web Services
11 170 (11.02%) REST
12 162 (10.51%) Entity Framework
13 131 (8.50%) jQuery
14 118 (7.65%) HTML5
15 112 (7.26%) Node.js
15 112 (7.26%) WCF
16 107 (6.94%) RESTful
17 94 (6.10%) JSON
18 89 (5.77%) XML
19 82 (5.32%) ASP.NET Web Forms
Miscellaneous
1 189 (12.26%) Greenfield Project
2 80 (5.19%) Analytical Skills
3 78 (5.06%) Mobile App
4 77 (4.99%) Enterprise Software
5 61 (3.96%) Self-Motivation
6 54 (3.50%) User Experience
7 33 (2.14%) Data Structures
8 32 (2.08%) Cloud Native
9 19 (1.23%) Internet of Things
10 13 (0.84%) Algorithms
10 13 (0.84%) Data Centre
10 13 (0.84%) NHS
10 13 (0.84%) N-Tier
10 13 (0.84%) Private Cloud
11 11 (0.71%) Blog
12 9 (0.58%) Driving Licence
13 8 (0.52%) Social Media
13 8 (0.52%) Virtual Team
14 7 (0.45%) W3C
15 4 (0.26%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 92 (5.97%) Windows
2 34 (2.20%) Android
3 28 (1.82%) Apple iOS
4 24 (1.56%) Linux
5 12 (0.78%) VMS
6 9 (0.58%) Unix
7 7 (0.45%) Windows Server 2012
8 4 (0.26%) Mac OS
8 4 (0.26%) Windows 10
8 4 (0.26%) Windows XP
9 3 (0.19%) Windows 7
9 3 (0.19%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 736 (47.73%) Agile Software Development
2 587 (38.07%) MVC
3 298 (19.33%) TDD
4 277 (17.96%) Microservices
5 275 (17.83%) Software Engineering
6 255 (16.54%) DevOps
7 199 (12.91%) Scrum
8 152 (9.86%) Continuous Integration
8 152 (9.86%) Problem-Solving
9 114 (7.39%) Mentoring
10 110 (7.13%) Unit Testing
11 109 (7.07%) OO
12 107 (6.94%) BDD
13 106 (6.87%) Test Automation
14 103 (6.68%) Web Development
15 95 (6.16%) SDLC
16 87 (5.64%) Computer Science
17 82 (5.32%) CRM
18 79 (5.12%) Fintech
19 72 (4.67%) SOLID
Programming Languages
1 1,275 (82.68%) C#
2 679 (44.03%) JavaScript
3 517 (33.53%) SQL
4 151 (9.79%) Java
5 101 (6.55%) VB.NET
6 88 (5.71%) TypeScript
7 83 (5.38%) T-SQL
8 69 (4.47%) VB
9 66 (4.28%) Python
10 61 (3.96%) C++
11 52 (3.37%) C
12 40 (2.59%) PHP
13 33 (2.14%) VB6
14 25 (1.62%) Ruby
15 20 (1.30%) VBScript
16 19 (1.23%) Shell Script
17 17 (1.10%) ES6
18 16 (1.04%) Embedded C
19 15 (0.97%) PowerShell
20 13 (0.84%) XPath
Qualifications
1 142 (9.21%) Degree
2 30 (1.95%) Microsoft Certification
3 23 (1.49%) Computer Science Degree
4 13 (0.84%) MCSD
5 10 (0.65%) ISTQB
6 8 (0.52%) DBS Check
6 8 (0.52%) Security Cleared
6 8 (0.52%) TOGAF Certification
7 7 (0.45%) DV Cleared
7 7 (0.45%) SC Cleared
8 6 (0.39%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 3 (0.19%) ISEB
9 3 (0.19%) MCAD
9 3 (0.19%) MCTS
9 3 (0.19%) PhD
10 2 (0.13%) AWS Certification
10 2 (0.13%) Master's Degree
11 1 (0.065%) CSSLP
11 1 (0.065%) MCPD
11 1 (0.065%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 63 (4.09%) QA
2 44 (2.85%) GDPR
3 27 (1.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 20 (1.30%) PCI DSS
5 7 (0.45%) PA-DSS
6 2 (0.13%) NIST
7 1 (0.065%) HIPAA
7 1 (0.065%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 1 (0.065%) PMO
7 1 (0.065%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.065%) SLA
7 1 (0.065%) WCAG
System Software
1 125 (8.11%) Docker
2 18 (1.17%) Firmware
3 11 (0.71%) Active Directory
4 5 (0.32%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
5 4 (0.26%) Microsoft App-V
5 4 (0.26%) VMware ESXi
5 4 (0.26%) vSphere
5 4 (0.26%) Xen
6 3 (0.19%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 55 (3.57%) Kubernetes
2 20 (1.30%) Opscode Chef
3 18 (1.17%) Terraform
4 15 (0.97%) Puppet
5 6 (0.39%) Ansible
5 6 (0.39%) SCCM
6 5 (0.32%) Tivoli
7 4 (0.26%) IBM BigFix
7 4 (0.26%) vCenter Server
8 3 (0.19%) Kibana
9 2 (0.13%) Scalr
10 1 (0.065%) Docker Swarm
10 1 (0.065%) PowerBroker
Vendors
1 391 (25.36%) Microsoft
2 77 (4.99%) Xamarin
3 46 (2.98%) Oracle
4 24 (1.56%) Sitecore
5 22 (1.43%) Google
6 17 (1.10%) IBM
6 17 (1.10%) Sage
7 14 (0.91%) webMethods
8 11 (0.71%) Intapp
9 9 (0.58%) Salesforce.com
10 8 (0.52%) New Relic
10 8 (0.52%) Red Hat
10 8 (0.52%) SAP
10 8 (0.52%) TIBCO
11 7 (0.45%) Facebook
12 6 (0.39%) CA
12 6 (0.39%) CA Agile Central
12 6 (0.39%) Micro Focus
12 6 (0.39%) Parasoft
13 5 (0.32%) McAfee