Period
to 16 October 2018

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 16 October 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft .NET (dotNet)
England > North West
6 months to
16 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 7 6 4
Rank change year-on-year -1 -2 +2
Permanent jobs citing .NET 2,101 2,507 2,447
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 17.86% 19.54% 20.26%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 46.92% 44.11% 48.92%
Number of salaries quoted 1,906 2,246 2,255
North West median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £28,750 £27,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £65,000 £61,250 £56,250
England median annual salary £48,750 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +8.33% - +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 4,478 5,684 5,002
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 38.06% 44.30% 41.42%
Number of salaries quoted 3,770 4,715 4,326
North West median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £28,000 £27,500 £25,625
90th Percentile £65,000 £62,500 £57,500
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.00% +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 16 October 2018.

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 16 October 2018. 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 1,320 £45,000 +5.88% 323
Cheshire 0 532 £45,000 +12.50% 95
Merseyside 0 124 £40,000 - 45
Lancashire -3 112 £37,500 +7.14% 43
Cumbria -7 6 £35,000 -17.65% 2
.NET
England

For the 6 months to 16 October 2018, 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 1,765 (84.01%) C#
2 1,217 (57.92%) Agile Software Development
3 1,085 (51.64%) SQL Server
4 1,077 (51.26%) ASP.NET
5 1,005 (47.83%) MVC
6 856 (40.74%) JavaScript
7 716 (34.08%) SQL
8 685 (32.60%) HTML
9 661 (31.46%) AngularJS
10 657 (31.27%) ASP.NET MVC
11 600 (28.56%) CSS
12 577 (27.46%) Microsoft
13 544 (25.89%) ASP.NET Web API
14 543 (25.84%) TDD
15 489 (23.27%) Scrum
16 433 (20.61%) .NET Framework
17 421 (20.04%) Microsoft Azure
18 386 (18.37%) Continuous Integration
19 378 (17.99%) Finance
20 301 (14.33%) Web Application Development
21 299 (14.23%) WCF
22 290 (13.80%) SQL Server 2016
23 287 (13.66%) RESTful
24 277 (13.18%) Software Engineering
25 260 (12.38%) Git (software)
26 259 (12.33%) jQuery
27 245 (11.66%) OO
27 245 (11.66%) .NET Core
28 244 (11.61%) Web Development
29 236 (11.23%) Web Services

.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 69 (3.28%) Elasticsearch
2 68 (3.24%) CMS
2 68 (3.24%) IIS
3 49 (2.33%) SharePoint
4 33 (1.57%) Umbraco
5 22 (1.05%) Sitecore CMS
6 18 (0.86%) Confluence
7 17 (0.81%) Sitefinity
8 11 (0.52%) Apache
8 11 (0.52%) EPiServer
9 10 (0.48%) Apache Pig
9 10 (0.48%) BizTalk Server
9 10 (0.48%) Cloud Foundry
9 10 (0.48%) nginx
10 9 (0.43%) Kentico
10 9 (0.43%) SharePoint 2013
11 8 (0.38%) OpenStack
12 7 (0.33%) CloudStack
12 7 (0.33%) Tomcat
13 6 (0.29%) OpenEdge
Applications
1 26 (1.24%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (0.29%) Microsoft Excel
2 6 (0.29%) Photoshop
3 4 (0.19%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 3 (0.14%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 2 (0.095%) AutoCAD
5 2 (0.095%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.048%) Chatbot
6 1 (0.048%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 53 (2.52%) Dynamics CRM
2 14 (0.67%) Dynamics NAV
3 7 (0.33%) Dynamics AX
4 5 (0.24%) Oracle EBS
5 4 (0.19%) Visualfiles
6 3 (0.14%) Distributed Ledger
6 3 (0.14%) Magento
7 2 (0.095%) Sage 200
7 2 (0.095%) SAP Business One
8 1 (0.048%) BPCS
8 1 (0.048%) NetSuite
8 1 (0.048%) SAP HR
8 1 (0.048%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 421 (20.04%) Microsoft Azure
2 143 (6.81%) Amazon AWS
3 55 (2.62%) SaaS
4 30 (1.43%) Google Play
5 28 (1.33%) Dynamics 365
6 20 (0.95%) Cloud Computing
7 17 (0.81%) GitHub
7 17 (0.81%) Google Cloud Platform
8 13 (0.62%) NuGet
8 13 (0.62%) Serverless
9 10 (0.48%) Google Analytics
10 8 (0.38%) AWS Lambda
10 8 (0.38%) Office 365
11 7 (0.33%) Amazon EC2
11 7 (0.33%) PaaS
12 6 (0.29%) Amazon S3
13 5 (0.24%) IaaS
13 5 (0.24%) npm
14 4 (0.19%) Amazon SQS
14 4 (0.19%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 101 (4.81%) Internet
2 30 (1.43%) HTTP
3 26 (1.24%) Broadband
4 25 (1.19%) Hyperconnected
5 24 (1.14%) Intranet
6 14 (0.67%) TCP/IP
7 13 (0.62%) Firewall
8 10 (0.48%) SSL
9 7 (0.33%) X.509
10 6 (0.29%) SMS
10 6 (0.29%) Unified Communications
11 5 (0.24%) VoIP
11 5 (0.24%) WAN
12 2 (0.095%) FTP
12 2 (0.095%) Kerberos
12 2 (0.095%) Skype
12 2 (0.095%) SSH
13 1 (0.048%) Network Security
13 1 (0.048%) RS-232
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,085 (51.64%) SQL Server
2 290 (13.80%) SQL Server 2016
3 148 (7.04%) NoSQL
4 117 (5.57%) MongoDB
5 66 (3.14%) Relational Database
6 65 (3.09%) MySQL
7 60 (2.86%) RavenDB
8 59 (2.81%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 58 (2.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 42 (2.00%) SQL Server 2008
11 31 (1.48%) RDBMS
12 30 (1.43%) SQL Server 2005
13 27 (1.29%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 25 (1.19%) SQL Server 2012
15 24 (1.14%) Data Warehouse
15 24 (1.14%) Oracle Database
16 21 (1.00%) Big Data
17 18 (0.86%) SQL Server 2014
18 16 (0.76%) Oracle Database 10g
19 13 (0.62%) Redis
Development Applications
1 260 (12.38%) Git (software)
2 209 (9.95%) Visual Studio
3 131 (6.24%) Team Foundation Server
4 95 (4.52%) JIRA
5 86 (4.09%) Selenium
6 82 (3.90%) NUnit
7 52 (2.48%) Jenkins
8 49 (2.33%) TeamCity
9 47 (2.24%) MSTest
10 40 (1.90%) Subversion
11 37 (1.76%) Bitbucket
12 33 (1.57%) Octopus Deploy
13 29 (1.38%) Grunt
14 27 (1.29%) SoapUI
15 26 (1.24%) gulp
16 22 (1.05%) Atlassian Bamboo
16 22 (1.05%) Moq
16 22 (1.05%) SpecFlow
17 19 (0.90%) Robot Framework
18 18 (0.86%) WebDriver
General
1 378 (17.99%) Finance
2 152 (7.23%) Games
3 69 (3.28%) Retail
4 68 (3.24%) Advertising
5 62 (2.95%) Marketing
6 37 (1.76%) Banking
7 36 (1.71%) Telecoms
8 31 (1.48%) Manufacturing
9 26 (1.24%) Legal
10 21 (1.00%) Electronics
11 14 (0.67%) Automotive
12 12 (0.57%) Back Office
13 11 (0.52%) Law
14 9 (0.43%) Pharmaceutical
15 7 (0.33%) Investment Banking
16 6 (0.29%) Music Industry
16 6 (0.29%) Retail Banking
17 4 (0.19%) Financial Institution
17 4 (0.19%) Front Office
17 4 (0.19%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 1,657 (78.87%) Developer
2 1,054 (50.17%) .NET Developer
3 685 (32.60%) C# Developer
4 512 (24.37%) C# .NET Developer
5 290 (13.80%) Software Developer
6 251 (11.95%) Senior Developer
7 178 (8.47%) ASP.NET Developer
8 161 (7.66%) .NET Software Developer
8 161 (7.66%) C# Software Developer
9 158 (7.52%) C# ASP.NET Developer
10 132 (6.28%) Senior .NET Developer
11 119 (5.66%) Software Engineer
12 117 (5.57%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
13 114 (5.43%) Lead Developer
14 108 (5.14%) Full Stack Developer
15 105 (5.00%) Senior C# Developer
16 104 (4.95%) Web Developer
17 103 (4.90%) SQL Developer
18 102 (4.85%) Junior
19 82 (3.90%) Junior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,077 (51.26%) ASP.NET
2 685 (32.60%) HTML
3 661 (31.46%) AngularJS
4 657 (31.27%) ASP.NET MVC
5 600 (28.56%) CSS
6 544 (25.89%) ASP.NET Web API
7 433 (20.61%) .NET Framework
8 299 (14.23%) WCF
9 287 (13.66%) RESTful
10 259 (12.33%) jQuery
11 245 (11.66%) .NET Core
12 236 (11.23%) Web Services
13 217 (10.33%) HTML5
14 200 (9.52%) Twitter Bootstrap
15 197 (9.38%) Entity Framework
16 189 (9.00%) ASP.NET MVC 5
17 182 (8.66%) React
18 169 (8.04%) WPF
19 152 (7.23%) Node.js
20 141 (6.71%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 225 (10.71%) Greenfield Project
2 127 (6.04%) Analytical Skills
3 124 (5.90%) Enterprise Software
4 83 (3.95%) Computer Science
5 77 (3.66%) User Experience
6 74 (3.52%) Fintech
7 72 (3.43%) Mobile App
8 44 (2.09%) Self-Motivation
9 40 (1.90%) N-Tier
10 35 (1.67%) Management Information System
11 33 (1.57%) PMI
12 26 (1.24%) iPhone
12 26 (1.24%) Social Network
13 19 (0.90%) Tandem
14 17 (0.81%) Social Media
15 16 (0.76%) BBC
15 16 (0.76%) Blog
16 14 (0.67%) Client/Server
17 12 (0.57%) Algorithms
18 11 (0.52%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 170 (8.09%) Windows
2 87 (4.14%) Android
3 53 (2.52%) Apple iOS
4 52 (2.48%) Linux
5 28 (1.33%) Windows Server
6 13 (0.62%) Windows 10
7 12 (0.57%) Unix
8 10 (0.48%) Mac OS X
9 9 (0.43%) Windows 7
10 8 (0.38%) Windows Server 2012
11 6 (0.29%) Solaris
12 5 (0.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 5 (0.24%) Windows Server 2008
13 2 (0.095%) Embedded Linux
13 2 (0.095%) Ubuntu
14 1 (0.048%) VME
14 1 (0.048%) Windows Phone
14 1 (0.048%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,217 (57.92%) Agile Software Development
2 1,005 (47.83%) MVC
3 543 (25.84%) TDD
4 489 (23.27%) Scrum
5 386 (18.37%) Continuous Integration
6 301 (14.33%) Web Application Development
7 277 (13.18%) Software Engineering
8 245 (11.66%) OO
9 244 (11.61%) Web Development
10 232 (11.04%) BDD
11 221 (10.52%) Problem-Solving
12 213 (10.14%) Kanban
13 192 (9.14%) SDLC
14 168 (8.00%) Dependency Injection
15 161 (7.66%) Test Automation
16 159 (7.57%) Unit Testing
17 149 (7.09%) DevOps
18 123 (5.85%) MVVM
19 118 (5.62%) Microservices
20 112 (5.33%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 1,765 (84.01%) C#
2 856 (40.74%) JavaScript
3 716 (34.08%) SQL
4 226 (10.76%) Java
5 177 (8.42%) T-SQL
6 128 (6.09%) VB.NET
7 101 (4.81%) Ruby
8 96 (4.57%) C++
9 92 (4.38%) TypeScript
10 70 (3.33%) PHP
11 65 (3.09%) VB
12 64 (3.05%) Python
13 58 (2.76%) C
14 50 (2.38%) PowerShell
15 35 (1.67%) PL/SQL
16 29 (1.38%) Bash Shell
17 28 (1.33%) VB6
18 16 (0.76%) Objective-C
19 15 (0.71%) Go
20 14 (0.67%) VBA
Qualifications
1 166 (7.90%) Degree
2 37 (1.76%) Microsoft Certification
3 33 (1.57%) Computer Science Degree
3 33 (1.57%) PMI Certification
4 18 (0.86%) Security Cleared
5 17 (0.81%) CISSP
6 12 (0.57%) MCSE
7 11 (0.52%) CCNA
7 11 (0.52%) Cisco Certification
7 11 (0.52%) ISTQB
7 11 (0.52%) SANS
8 10 (0.48%) CompTIA Security+
8 10 (0.48%) DV Cleared
8 10 (0.48%) GIAC
8 10 (0.48%) Linux+ Certification
8 10 (0.48%) Network+ Certification
8 10 (0.48%) SSCP
9 8 (0.38%) SC Cleared
10 7 (0.33%) MCSA
11 6 (0.29%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 101 (4.81%) QA
2 26 (1.24%) GDPR
3 17 (0.81%) SLA
4 13 (0.62%) Data Quality
5 10 (0.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 6 (0.29%) ISO 9001
7 4 (0.19%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 74 (3.52%) Docker
2 18 (0.86%) vSphere
3 10 (0.48%) Active Directory
4 7 (0.33%) Xen
4 7 (0.33%) XenServer
5 4 (0.19%) Hyper-V
5 4 (0.19%) Virtual Machines
6 3 (0.14%) VMware Infrastructure
7 2 (0.095%) Firmware
8 1 (0.048%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 36 (1.71%) Ansible
2 34 (1.62%) Puppet
3 24 (1.14%) Opscode Chef
4 23 (1.09%) Salt
5 21 (1.00%) Kubernetes
6 18 (0.86%) SCCM
7 12 (0.57%) Kibana
8 11 (0.52%) Terraform
9 10 (0.48%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 6 (0.29%) Docker Swarm
11 5 (0.24%) Prometheus
12 4 (0.19%) cPanel
12 4 (0.19%) Istio
13 2 (0.095%) CA Wily
13 2 (0.095%) SCVMM
13 2 (0.095%) Single Sign-On
13 2 (0.095%) WSUS
14 1 (0.048%) Cobbler
14 1 (0.048%) HP Quality Center
14 1 (0.048%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 577 (27.46%) Microsoft
2 104 (4.95%) Google
3 80 (3.81%) Xamarin
4 75 (3.57%) Oracle
5 66 (3.14%) Facebook
6 32 (1.52%) Twitter
7 26 (1.24%) Sitecore
8 21 (1.00%) Apple
9 17 (0.81%) SAP
10 16 (0.76%) Sony
10 16 (0.76%) Yahoo!
11 13 (0.62%) Blue Prism
12 10 (0.48%) DevExpress
13 9 (0.43%) Micro Focus
14 8 (0.38%) Telerik
15 6 (0.29%) CA
15 6 (0.29%) Casewise
15 6 (0.29%) Salesforce.com
16 5 (0.24%) Citrix
16 5 (0.24%) HP