Period
to 23 January 2021

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 23 January 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft .NET (dotNet)
England > North West
6 months to
23 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 6 5 6
Rank change year-on-year -1 +1 0
Permanent jobs citing .NET 816 1,591 1,888
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the North West 16.86% 18.13% 17.82%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 40.44% 44.72% 45.36%
Number of salaries quoted 976 1,491 1,886
Median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £35,000 £32,500 £31,250
90th Percentile £72,500 £65,000 £68,750
England median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +10.00% - +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 2,018 3,558 4,162
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 41.69% 40.54% 39.28%
Number of salaries quoted 1,800 2,921 3,503
Median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,250 £29,000
90th Percentile £72,500 £68,750 £70,000
England median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year +4.55% +4.76% +5.00%

.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 23 January 2021.

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 23 January 2021. 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 -2 528 £50,000 - 158
Cheshire 0 197 £50,000 +17.65% 80
Merseyside 0 44 £45,000 -5.26% 24
Lancashire -8 40 £50,000 +17.65% 19
Cumbria +4 3 £31,530 -9.91% 2
.NET
England

For the 6 months to 23 January 2021, 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.

1 616 (75.49%) C#
2 345 (42.28%) .NET Core
3 344 (42.16%) SQL
4 321 (39.34%) MVC
5 316 (38.73%) JavaScript
6 309 (37.87%) ASP.NET
7 278 (34.07%) Agile Software Development
8 272 (33.33%) Azure
9 247 (30.27%) SQL Server
10 190 (23.28%) .NET Framework
11 181 (22.18%) AngularJS
12 180 (22.06%) HTML
13 165 (20.22%) CSS
13 165 (20.22%) Software Engineering
14 157 (19.24%) Microsoft
14 157 (19.24%) Analytical Skills
15 155 (19.00%) React
16 150 (18.38%) DevOps
17 149 (18.26%) ASP.NET Web API
18 134 (16.42%) Microservices
19 129 (15.81%) TDD
20 111 (13.60%) ASP.NET MVC
21 106 (12.99%) Finance
22 105 (12.87%) ASP.NET Web Forms
23 102 (12.50%) AWS
24 100 (12.25%) Web Development
25 92 (11.27%) Analytical Thinking
26 89 (10.91%) Innovative Thinking
27 87 (10.66%) OO
28 81 (9.93%) Entity Framework

.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 35 (4.29%) CMS
2 25 (3.06%) IIS
3 16 (1.96%) Sitecore CMS
3 16 (1.96%) Umbraco
4 15 (1.84%) EPiServer
5 12 (1.47%) WordPress
6 11 (1.35%) Elasticsearch
7 10 (1.23%) Kentico
8 8 (0.98%) Confluence
8 8 (0.98%) SharePoint
9 6 (0.74%) BizTalk Server
9 6 (0.74%) NServiceBus
9 6 (0.74%) WinCC
10 5 (0.61%) Apache
11 3 (0.37%) JBoss
11 3 (0.37%) nginx
11 3 (0.37%) Tomcat
12 2 (0.25%) Content Management Server
12 2 (0.25%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 2 (0.25%) WebLogic
Applications
1 7 (0.86%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (0.61%) Chatbot
3 1 (0.12%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 10 (1.23%) nopCommerce
2 9 (1.10%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.25%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 2 (0.25%) Visualfiles
4 1 (0.12%) Magento
4 1 (0.12%) SDL Web 8
Cloud Services
1 272 (33.33%) Azure
2 102 (12.50%) AWS
3 29 (3.55%) Serverless
4 27 (3.31%) SaaS
5 21 (2.57%) GCP
6 11 (1.35%) AWS Lambda
6 11 (1.35%) GitHub
6 11 (1.35%) Power Platform
7 10 (1.23%) Cloud Computing
8 9 (1.10%) PaaS
9 8 (0.98%) Amazon ECS
10 7 (0.86%) NuGet
11 6 (0.74%) Logic Apps
12 5 (0.61%) Boomi
13 4 (0.49%) Azure Data Factory
13 4 (0.49%) Azure Machine Learning
13 4 (0.49%) IaaS
13 4 (0.49%) npm
14 3 (0.37%) Dynamics 365
15 2 (0.25%) Cloudflare
Communications & Networking
1 6 (0.74%) HTTP
1 6 (0.74%) Network Security
2 5 (0.61%) Internet
2 5 (0.61%) Skype
3 4 (0.49%) TCP/IP
4 3 (0.37%) DNS
5 2 (0.25%) CTI
5 2 (0.25%) DHCP
5 2 (0.25%) FTP
5 2 (0.25%) LAN
5 2 (0.25%) SNMP
5 2 (0.25%) Softphone
5 2 (0.25%) SSL
5 2 (0.25%) VLAN
5 2 (0.25%) WAN
5 2 (0.25%) Wireless
6 1 (0.12%) HTTPS
6 1 (0.12%) RFID
6 1 (0.12%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 247 (30.27%) SQL Server
2 37 (4.53%) NoSQL
3 29 (3.55%) MongoDB
4 25 (3.06%) Relational Database
5 16 (1.96%) MySQL
5 16 (1.96%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 12 (1.47%) Azure SQL Database
6 12 (1.47%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 10 (1.23%) SQL Server 2016
8 9 (1.10%) Power BI
9 7 (0.86%) Data Warehouse
10 5 (0.61%) Big Data
10 5 (0.61%) PostgreSQL
11 4 (0.49%) Cosmos DB
11 4 (0.49%) Data Lake
11 4 (0.49%) DB2
11 4 (0.49%) SQL Server 2012
12 3 (0.37%) Oracle Database
12 3 (0.37%) RDBMS
12 3 (0.37%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 67 (8.21%) Git (software)
2 63 (7.72%) Visual Studio
3 43 (5.27%) JIRA
4 35 (4.29%) Selenium
5 23 (2.82%) TeamCity
6 21 (2.57%) Octopus Deploy
7 17 (2.08%) Protractor
7 17 (2.08%) SpecFlow
8 14 (1.72%) Bitbucket
8 14 (1.72%) MSTest
9 12 (1.47%) NUnit
10 11 (1.35%) Jenkins
11 9 (1.10%) GitLab
11 9 (1.10%) Team Foundation Server
11 9 (1.10%) Visual Studio Code
12 8 (0.98%) JMeter
13 7 (0.86%) git-flow
13 7 (0.86%) Katalon Studio
14 6 (0.74%) GoCD
14 6 (0.74%) SoapUI
General
1 106 (12.99%) Finance
2 25 (3.06%) Law
3 17 (2.08%) Retail
4 12 (1.47%) Public Sector
5 10 (1.23%) Legal
6 9 (1.10%) Marketing
7 7 (0.86%) Back Office
7 7 (0.86%) Games
8 5 (0.61%) Advertising
8 5 (0.61%) Banking
9 4 (0.49%) Front Office
10 3 (0.37%) Local Government
10 3 (0.37%) Pharmaceutical
11 2 (0.25%) Automotive
11 2 (0.25%) Financial Institution
11 2 (0.25%) Multimedia
11 2 (0.25%) Publishing
12 1 (0.12%) Billing
12 1 (0.12%) Manufacturing
12 1 (0.12%) Social Housing
Job Titles
1 566 (69.36%) Developer
2 311 (38.11%) .NET Developer
3 147 (18.01%) Software Developer
4 142 (17.40%) C# Developer
5 139 (17.03%) Senior Developer
6 100 (12.25%) C# .NET Developer
7 89 (10.91%) Senior .NET Developer
8 85 (10.42%) Software Engineer
9 60 (7.35%) Full Stack Developer
10 58 (7.11%) C# Software Developer
11 56 (6.86%) Architect
12 52 (6.37%) .NET Software Developer
13 42 (5.15%) Solutions Architect
14 39 (4.78%) Web Developer
15 29 (3.55%) .NET Architect
16 27 (3.31%) .NET Solutions Architect
16 27 (3.31%) SQL Developer
17 25 (3.06%) Lead Developer
18 24 (2.94%) Senior C# Developer
19 23 (2.82%) Senior C# .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 345 (42.28%) .NET Core
2 309 (37.87%) ASP.NET
3 190 (23.28%) .NET Framework
4 181 (22.18%) AngularJS
5 180 (22.06%) HTML
6 165 (20.22%) CSS
7 155 (19.00%) React
8 149 (18.26%) ASP.NET Web API
9 111 (13.60%) ASP.NET MVC
10 105 (12.87%) ASP.NET Web Forms
11 81 (9.93%) Entity Framework
12 70 (8.58%) REST
13 67 (8.21%) Web Services
14 49 (6.00%) jQuery
15 44 (5.39%) Node.js
16 40 (4.90%) ASP.NET Core
16 40 (4.90%) HTML5
17 39 (4.78%) XML
18 36 (4.41%) RESTful
19 33 (4.04%) Vue.js
Miscellaneous
1 157 (19.24%) Analytical Skills
2 74 (9.07%) Greenfield Project
3 51 (6.25%) Mobile App
4 34 (4.17%) User Experience
5 24 (2.94%) Enterprise Software
6 19 (2.33%) NHS
7 15 (1.84%) Self-Motivation
8 13 (1.59%) Blog
9 9 (1.10%) Driving Licence
10 8 (0.98%) PlayStation
11 6 (0.74%) SCADA
12 4 (0.49%) Algorithms
12 4 (0.49%) Cloud Native
12 4 (0.49%) Data Structures
12 4 (0.49%) N-Tier
13 3 (0.37%) FMCG
13 3 (0.37%) Renewable Energy
14 2 (0.25%) Embedded Systems
14 2 (0.25%) IVR
14 2 (0.25%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 44 (5.39%) Windows
2 25 (3.06%) Linux
3 21 (2.57%) Windows Server
4 8 (0.98%) Apple iOS
5 7 (0.86%) Android
6 4 (0.49%) CentOS
6 4 (0.49%) Fedora
7 3 (0.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 3 (0.37%) Unix
7 3 (0.37%) Windows Server 2016
8 2 (0.25%) Ubuntu
8 2 (0.25%) Windows 10
8 2 (0.25%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 321 (39.34%) MVC
2 278 (34.07%) Agile Software Development
3 165 (20.22%) Software Engineering
4 150 (18.38%) DevOps
5 134 (16.42%) Microservices
6 129 (15.81%) TDD
7 100 (12.25%) Web Development
8 92 (11.27%) Analytical Thinking
9 89 (10.91%) Innovative Thinking
10 87 (10.66%) OO
11 76 (9.31%) Problem-Solving
12 59 (7.23%) Test Automation
13 57 (6.99%) E-Commerce
14 53 (6.50%) Front End Development
15 51 (6.25%) Mentoring
16 47 (5.76%) Unit Testing
17 44 (5.39%) SDLC
18 43 (5.27%) OOP
19 39 (4.78%) Technical Leadership
20 38 (4.66%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 616 (75.49%) C#
2 344 (42.16%) SQL
3 316 (38.73%) JavaScript
4 52 (6.37%) TypeScript
5 44 (5.39%) Java
6 34 (4.17%) T-SQL
7 19 (2.33%) VB.NET
8 18 (2.21%) Python
9 12 (1.47%) Go
10 11 (1.35%) C++
11 8 (0.98%) VB
12 7 (0.86%) PowerShell
13 6 (0.74%) PHP
14 5 (0.61%) C
14 5 (0.61%) ES6
14 5 (0.61%) Ruby
15 3 (0.37%) Erlang
15 3 (0.37%) PL/SQL
16 2 (0.25%) VBScript
16 2 (0.25%) XAML
Qualifications
1 54 (6.62%) Degree
2 23 (2.82%) Computer Science Degree
3 14 (1.72%) PhD
4 11 (1.35%) TOGAF Certification
5 9 (1.10%) Microsoft Certification
6 6 (0.74%) MCSE
7 4 (0.49%) MCSA
7 4 (0.49%) MCTS
8 3 (0.37%) Numerate Degree
9 2 (0.25%) CCNA
9 2 (0.25%) CCNP
9 2 (0.25%) Cisco Certification
10 1 (0.12%) ISTQB
10 1 (0.12%) SC Cleared
10 1 (0.12%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 43 (5.27%) QA
2 10 (1.23%) WAI
3 5 (0.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (0.49%) GDPR
5 2 (0.25%) SLA
6 1 (0.12%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.12%) WCAG
System Software
1 79 (9.68%) Docker
2 6 (0.74%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (0.61%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.12%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 28 (3.43%) Kubernetes
2 21 (2.57%) Ansible
3 20 (2.45%) Puppet
4 11 (1.35%) Terraform
5 2 (0.25%) WMI
6 1 (0.12%) HP Quality Center
6 1 (0.12%) Nagios
6 1 (0.12%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.12%) Prometheus
6 1 (0.12%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 157 (19.24%) Microsoft
2 26 (3.19%) Oracle
3 19 (2.33%) Sitecore
4 17 (2.08%) Xamarin
5 16 (1.96%) Google
6 6 (0.74%) VMware
7 4 (0.49%) Atlassian
7 4 (0.49%) Databricks
7 4 (0.49%) MuleSoft
8 3 (0.37%) Splunk
9 2 (0.25%) Cisco
9 2 (0.25%) Salesforce.com
9 2 (0.25%) SolarWinds
10 1 (0.12%) Adobe
10 1 (0.12%) Dell
10 1 (0.12%) Progress
10 1 (0.12%) Red Hat
10 1 (0.12%) Sage
10 1 (0.12%) Telerik
10 1 (0.12%) webMethods