Period
to 20 November 2017

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 20 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft .NET (dotNet)
England > North West
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 6 4 6
Rank change year-on-year -2 +2 -3
Permanent jobs citing .NET 2496 2487 2429
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 18.84% 20.23% 18.64%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 42.32% 48.41% 47.32%
Number of salaries quoted 2250 2319 2213
North West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £28,000 £26,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £61,250 £57,750 £53,750
England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -

.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 5898 5137 5133
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 44.51% 41.78% 39.39%
Number of salaries quoted 4906 4476 4412
North West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,250 £25,500
90th Percentile £62,500 £58,750 £55,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -

.NET
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings citing .NET as a percentage 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

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

Salary trend for .NET in the North West

.NET
Salary Histogram in the North West

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing .NET in the North West over the 6 months to 20 November 2017.

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 20 November 2017. 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 -1 1590 £42,500 - 120
Cheshire -3 561 £41,500 +13.70% 79
Lancashire +3 205 £35,000 -6.67% 27
Merseyside -3 111 £40,000 +6.67% 19
Cumbria +8 16 £42,500 -5.56% 1
.NET
England

For the 6 months to 20 November 2017, IT jobs citing .NET also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the North West region with a requirement for .NET.

1 2076 (83.17%) C#
2 1495 (59.90%) ASP.NET
3 1387 (55.57%) MVC
4 1339 (53.65%) SQL Server
5 1319 (52.84%) Agile Software Development
6 1032 (41.35%) JavaScript
7 974 (39.02%) SQL
8 855 (34.25%) ASP.NET MVC
9 843 (33.77%) HTML
10 812 (32.53%) CSS
11 644 (25.80%) TDD
12 604 (24.20%) .NET Framework
13 587 (23.52%) ASP.NET Web API
14 581 (23.28%) Microsoft
15 576 (23.08%) AngularJS
16 518 (20.75%) jQuery
17 477 (19.11%) WCF
18 463 (18.55%) Scrum
19 458 (18.35%) Web Services
20 411 (16.47%) Finance
21 378 (15.14%) RESTful
22 359 (14.38%) Web Application Development
23 351 (14.06%) Entity Framework
24 343 (13.74%) ASP.NET MVC 5
25 336 (13.46%) Twitter Bootstrap
26 328 (13.14%) Web Development
27 327 (13.10%) Microsoft Azure
28 316 (12.66%) Git (software)
29 305 (12.22%) BDD
30 300 (12.02%) Software Engineering

.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
1 116 (4.65%) CMS
2 66 (2.64%) Elasticsearch
3 64 (2.56%) Umbraco
4 57 (2.28%) SharePoint
5 46 (1.84%) Sitecore CMS
6 39 (1.56%) IIS
7 34 (1.36%) EPiServer
8 20 (0.80%) BizTalk Server
9 18 (0.72%) Drupal
10 17 (0.68%) Apache Spark
11 14 (0.56%) Apache
12 11 (0.44%) NServiceBus
12 11 (0.44%) Sitefinity
13 10 (0.40%) SharePoint Server
14 9 (0.36%) Tomcat
15 8 (0.32%) ColdFusion
15 8 (0.32%) OpenROAD
16 5 (0.20%) Kentico
16 5 (0.20%) SharePoint 2010
17 4 (0.16%) nginx
Applications
1 25 (1.00%) Microsoft Excel
2 21 (0.84%) Microsoft Office
3 5 (0.20%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.12%) Photoshop
5 2 (0.080%) Adobe Illustrator
5 2 (0.080%) InfoPath
6 1 (0.040%) S-PLUS
6 1 (0.040%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 38 (1.52%) Dynamics CRM
2 13 (0.52%) Dynamics NAV
3 5 (0.20%) Oracle ERP
3 5 (0.20%) Workfront
4 4 (0.16%) SDL Web 8
4 4 (0.16%) Unit4 Business World
5 3 (0.12%) SAP ERP
6 2 (0.080%) Dynamics AX
6 2 (0.080%) Visualfiles
7 1 (0.040%) Cerner Millennium
7 1 (0.040%) Magento
7 1 (0.040%) Northgate Housing
7 1 (0.040%) Payment Gateway
7 1 (0.040%) Sage 50
7 1 (0.040%) SAP MII
7 1 (0.040%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 327 (13.10%) Microsoft Azure
2 215 (8.61%) Amazon AWS
3 50 (2.00%) SaaS
4 32 (1.28%) Google Cloud Platform
4 32 (1.28%) Google Play
5 14 (0.56%) GitHub
6 13 (0.52%) Dynamics 365
7 12 (0.48%) Office 365
8 7 (0.28%) Serverless
9 6 (0.24%) AWS CloudFormation
9 6 (0.24%) Cloud Computing
10 5 (0.20%) Adobe Creative Cloud
10 5 (0.20%) Amazon CloudSearch
10 5 (0.20%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
10 5 (0.20%) npm
11 4 (0.16%) Amazon ElastiCache
11 4 (0.16%) Amazon EMR
11 4 (0.16%) AWS Lambda
11 4 (0.16%) Azure Active Directory
12 3 (0.12%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 49 (1.96%) Internet
2 39 (1.56%) HTTP
3 23 (0.92%) Broadband
4 15 (0.60%) Intranet
5 14 (0.56%) SMS
6 9 (0.36%) TCP/IP
7 8 (0.32%) WinSCP
8 7 (0.28%) Wireless
9 6 (0.24%) Ethernet
10 5 (0.20%) SSL
11 3 (0.12%) LLU
11 3 (0.12%) RS-232
12 2 (0.080%) AMQP
12 2 (0.080%) DHCP
12 2 (0.080%) DNS
12 2 (0.080%) Firewall
13 1 (0.040%) NAS
13 1 (0.040%) PuTTY
13 1 (0.040%) WebEx
13 1 (0.040%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1339 (53.65%) SQL Server
2 213 (8.53%) SQL Server 2016
3 198 (7.93%) NoSQL
4 177 (7.09%) SQL Server 2014
5 139 (5.57%) MongoDB
6 117 (4.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 114 (4.57%) SQL Server 2008
8 99 (3.97%) MySQL
9 98 (3.93%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 72 (2.88%) Relational Database
11 49 (1.96%) Big Data
12 45 (1.80%) SQL Server 2012
13 40 (1.60%) Hadoop
13 40 (1.60%) PostgreSQL
14 35 (1.40%) RavenDB
15 33 (1.32%) SQL Server 2005
16 32 (1.28%) SQL Server Analysis Services
17 31 (1.24%) Data Warehouse
18 29 (1.16%) RDBMS
19 27 (1.08%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 316 (12.66%) Git (software)
2 211 (8.45%) Visual Studio
3 147 (5.89%) TeamCity
4 141 (5.65%) Team Foundation Server
5 112 (4.49%) NUnit
6 81 (3.25%) Subversion
7 78 (3.13%) MSTest
8 64 (2.56%) JIRA
8 64 (2.56%) Selenium
9 49 (1.96%) Jenkins
10 34 (1.36%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
11 27 (1.08%) Octopus Deploy
12 25 (1.00%) SpecFlow
13 20 (0.80%) Grunt
14 19 (0.76%) gulp
15 13 (0.52%) ReSharper
15 13 (0.52%) WebDriver
16 12 (0.48%) Cucumber
16 12 (0.48%) SonarQube
17 11 (0.44%) NuGet
General
1 411 (16.47%) Finance
2 147 (5.89%) Marketing
3 125 (5.01%) Games
4 109 (4.37%) Manufacturing
5 107 (4.29%) Retail
6 101 (4.05%) Telecoms
7 78 (3.13%) Advertising
8 61 (2.44%) Electronics
9 45 (1.80%) Back Office
10 40 (1.60%) Law
11 28 (1.12%) Banking
12 25 (1.00%) Legal
13 22 (0.88%) Music Industry
14 15 (0.60%) Automotive
15 11 (0.44%) Investment Banking
16 9 (0.36%) Retail Banking
17 4 (0.16%) Pharmaceutical
17 4 (0.16%) Publishing
18 3 (0.12%) Aerospace
19 2 (0.080%) Billing
Job Titles
1 1912 (76.60%) Developer
2 1305 (52.28%) .NET Developer
3 718 (28.77%) C# Developer
4 582 (23.32%) C# .NET Developer
5 329 (13.18%) Software Developer
6 314 (12.58%) ASP.NET Developer
7 289 (11.58%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 253 (10.14%) Senior Developer
9 218 (8.73%) .NET Software Developer
10 191 (7.65%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
11 187 (7.49%) C# Software Developer
12 149 (5.97%) Senior .NET Developer
13 127 (5.09%) Software Engineer
14 114 (4.57%) SQL Developer
15 107 (4.29%) Junior
16 98 (3.93%) Junior Developer
17 94 (3.77%) Web Developer
18 89 (3.57%) Graduate
19 83 (3.33%) Senior C# Developer
20 78 (3.13%) Graduate Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1495 (59.90%) ASP.NET
2 855 (34.25%) ASP.NET MVC
3 843 (33.77%) HTML
4 812 (32.53%) CSS
5 604 (24.20%) .NET Framework
6 587 (23.52%) ASP.NET Web API
7 576 (23.08%) AngularJS
8 518 (20.75%) jQuery
9 477 (19.11%) WCF
10 458 (18.35%) Web Services
11 378 (15.14%) RESTful
12 351 (14.06%) Entity Framework
13 343 (13.74%) ASP.NET MVC 5
14 336 (13.46%) Twitter Bootstrap
15 297 (11.90%) Node.js
16 265 (10.62%) HTML5
17 234 (9.38%) KnockoutJS
18 225 (9.01%) XML
19 206 (8.25%) WPF
20 192 (7.69%) ASP.NET Web Forms
Miscellaneous
1 147 (5.89%) Analytical Skills
2 140 (5.61%) Greenfield Project
3 123 (4.93%) Computer Science
4 102 (4.09%) Mobile App
5 79 (3.17%) N-Tier
6 76 (3.04%) Fintech
7 71 (2.84%) iPad
8 63 (2.52%) Enterprise Software
9 49 (1.96%) Management Information System
10 43 (1.72%) User Experience
11 35 (1.40%) iPhone
12 31 (1.24%) Public Cloud
13 28 (1.12%) Social Network
14 18 (0.72%) Life Science
15 17 (0.68%) Data Structures
16 15 (0.60%) NHS
17 13 (0.52%) Blog
17 13 (0.52%) Digital Media
17 13 (0.52%) Digital TV
17 13 (0.52%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 246 (9.86%) Windows
2 82 (3.29%) Android
3 71 (2.84%) Linux
4 43 (1.72%) Unix
5 36 (1.44%) Apple iOS
5 36 (1.44%) Windows Server
6 6 (0.24%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (0.16%) Windows 10
7 4 (0.16%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (0.12%) AIX
8 3 (0.12%) Mac OS
8 3 (0.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 3 (0.12%) Windows Embedded Compact
8 3 (0.12%) Windows Server 2003
9 2 (0.080%) Mac OS X
9 2 (0.080%) Windows 7
10 1 (0.040%) VMS
10 1 (0.040%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 1387 (55.57%) MVC
2 1319 (52.84%) Agile Software Development
3 644 (25.80%) TDD
4 463 (18.55%) Scrum
5 359 (14.38%) Web Application Development
6 328 (13.14%) Web Development
7 305 (12.22%) BDD
8 300 (12.02%) Software Engineering
9 288 (11.54%) OO
10 253 (10.14%) Continuous Integration
11 223 (8.93%) Dependency Injection
12 208 (8.33%) SDLC
13 182 (7.29%) Test Automation
14 168 (6.73%) DevOps
15 167 (6.69%) Kanban
16 154 (6.17%) OOP
17 147 (5.89%) SOLID
18 142 (5.69%) Business Intelligence
18 142 (5.69%) Mentoring
19 131 (5.25%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 2076 (83.17%) C#
2 1032 (41.35%) JavaScript
3 974 (39.02%) SQL
4 240 (9.62%) Ruby
5 224 (8.97%) VB.NET
6 219 (8.77%) T-SQL
7 208 (8.33%) Java
8 124 (4.97%) C++
9 100 (4.01%) VB
10 94 (3.77%) Python
11 88 (3.53%) TypeScript
12 67 (2.68%) PHP
13 65 (2.60%) F#
14 51 (2.04%) C
15 50 (2.00%) Go
16 44 (1.76%) PL/SQL
17 35 (1.40%) VBA
18 33 (1.32%) Shell Script
19 29 (1.16%) VB6
20 22 (0.88%) XPath
Qualifications
1 269 (10.78%) Degree
2 51 (2.04%) Computer Science Degree
3 38 (1.52%) Microsoft Certification
4 19 (0.76%) Security Cleared
5 17 (0.68%) ISTQB
6 14 (0.56%) Master's Degree
7 13 (0.52%) ISEB
8 11 (0.44%) MCP
9 9 (0.36%) DV Cleared
10 7 (0.28%) HND
10 7 (0.28%) PMI Certification
11 6 (0.24%) DBS Check
11 6 (0.24%) SC Cleared
12 5 (0.20%) MCSA
12 5 (0.20%) MCSE
13 3 (0.12%) CCNA
13 3 (0.12%) Cisco Certification
14 1 (0.040%) HNC
14 1 (0.040%) MCSD
14 1 (0.040%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 117 (4.69%) QA
2 32 (1.28%) SLA
3 11 (0.44%) PMO
4 7 (0.28%) Data Quality
5 5 (0.20%) ISO 9001
6 4 (0.16%) PCI DSS
7 3 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 3 (0.12%) WAI
8 2 (0.080%) HIPAA
8 2 (0.080%) PA-DSS
9 1 (0.040%) HL7
9 1 (0.040%) TickIT
System Software
1 33 (1.32%) Docker
2 18 (0.72%) Active Directory
3 5 (0.20%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (0.080%) Hyper-V
4 2 (0.080%) vSphere
5 1 (0.040%) KVM
Systems Management
1 63 (2.52%) Kibana
2 44 (1.76%) Ansible
3 42 (1.68%) Opscode Chef
4 39 (1.56%) Puppet
5 31 (1.24%) Business Desktop Deployment
5 31 (1.24%) WSUS
6 17 (0.68%) Mesos
7 8 (0.32%) SCCM
8 6 (0.24%) Failover Clustering
9 5 (0.20%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 4 (0.16%) Kubernetes
10 4 (0.16%) Perfmon
11 3 (0.12%) Marathon
11 3 (0.12%) rkt
11 3 (0.12%) SCOM
11 3 (0.12%) SCOrch
11 3 (0.12%) Terraform
12 2 (0.080%) HP Quality Center
12 2 (0.080%) Rundeck
12 2 (0.080%) Salt
Vendors
1 581 (23.28%) Microsoft
2 131 (5.25%) Google
3 79 (3.17%) SAP
4 68 (2.72%) Oracle
5 62 (2.48%) Sitecore
6 61 (2.44%) Xamarin
7 57 (2.28%) Facebook
8 38 (1.52%) Twitter
9 25 (1.00%) Capita
10 20 (0.80%) IBM
11 15 (0.60%) Adobe
12 11 (0.44%) Epicor
13 10 (0.40%) VMware
14 9 (0.36%) Atlassian
15 8 (0.32%) Actian
15 8 (0.32%) Sybase
16 7 (0.28%) Salesforce.com
17 6 (0.24%) iManage
17 6 (0.24%) Reuters
18 5 (0.20%) Castleton