Period
to 1 October 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 1 October 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft .NET (dotNet)
England > North West
6 months to
1 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 5 7 8
Rank change year-on-year +2 +1 -3
Permanent jobs citing .NET 800 1,554 2,087
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the North West 20.20% 14.98% 17.66%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 47.25% 37.48% 45.94%
Number of salaries quoted 872 1,433 2,037
Median annual salary £52,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +16.67% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £36,250 £30,000 £28,750
90th Percentile £73,750 £65,000 £65,000
England median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +10.00% +5.26% +5.56%

.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 1,693 4,146 4,543
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 42.74% 39.97% 38.44%
Number of salaries quoted 1,506 3,211 3,832
Median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £33,750 £29,750 £28,000
90th Percentile £72,500 £67,500 £65,000
England median annual salary £59,375 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year +7.95% +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 1 October 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 1 October 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 +4 561 £55,000 +15.79% 157
Cheshire +1 172 £50,000 +17.65% 56
Lancashire +3 31 £55,000 +37.50% 24
Merseyside -12 31 £45,000 - 25
Cumbria -7 1 £42,500 +21.43% 3
.NET
England

For the 6 months to 1 October 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.

1 637 (79.63%) C#
2 326 (40.75%) JavaScript
3 325 (40.63%) Agile Software Development
4 273 (34.13%) SQL Server
5 271 (33.88%) SQL
5 271 (33.88%) ASP.NET
6 267 (33.38%) MVC
7 262 (32.75%) Azure
8 250 (31.25%) .NET Core
9 235 (29.38%) HTML
10 226 (28.25%) AngularJS
11 217 (27.13%) CSS
12 203 (25.38%) Microsoft
13 199 (24.88%) .NET Framework
14 179 (22.38%) ASP.NET Web API
15 173 (21.63%) React
16 165 (20.63%) DevOps
17 152 (19.00%) ASP.NET MVC
18 150 (18.75%) Microservices
19 140 (17.50%) Software Engineering
20 138 (17.25%) Finance
21 123 (15.38%) TDD
22 105 (13.13%) OO
23 93 (11.63%) Git (software)
24 89 (11.13%) Entity Framework
25 86 (10.75%) AWS
26 84 (10.50%) Web Development
27 79 (9.88%) Problem-Solving
28 76 (9.50%) REST
29 75 (9.38%) HTML5

.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 24 (3.00%) CMS
2 18 (2.25%) SharePoint
3 16 (2.00%) IIS
4 12 (1.50%) Apache
5 11 (1.38%) NServiceBus
6 10 (1.25%) Elasticsearch
7 8 (1.00%) Sitecore CMS
7 8 (1.00%) Umbraco
8 6 (0.75%) JBoss
8 6 (0.75%) Liferay
8 6 (0.75%) nginx
8 6 (0.75%) Tomcat
8 6 (0.75%) WebLogic
9 4 (0.50%) SharePoint 2013
9 4 (0.50%) WinCC
10 2 (0.25%) Mule
11 1 (0.13%) BizTalk Server
11 1 (0.13%) Confluence
11 1 (0.13%) Content Management Server
11 1 (0.13%) EPiServer
Applications
1 16 (2.00%) Chatbot
2 3 (0.38%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.13%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 10 (1.25%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.50%) SDL Web 8
3 1 (0.13%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 262 (32.75%) Azure
2 86 (10.75%) AWS
3 22 (2.75%) GitHub
4 16 (2.00%) GCP
5 13 (1.63%) Cloud Computing
5 13 (1.63%) Serverless
6 12 (1.50%) Power Platform
7 11 (1.38%) Logic Apps
8 10 (1.25%) NuGet
8 10 (1.25%) Office 365
9 9 (1.13%) npm
9 9 (1.13%) SaaS
10 6 (0.75%) Amazon ECS
11 5 (0.63%) Dynamics 365
12 4 (0.50%) Azure Active Directory
12 4 (0.50%) Azure Machine Learning
12 4 (0.50%) OneDrive
12 4 (0.50%) PowerApps
13 3 (0.38%) Boomi
13 3 (0.38%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (1.88%) Skype
2 6 (0.75%) HTTP
2 6 (0.75%) SSL
3 4 (0.50%) AMQP
3 4 (0.50%) Internet
3 4 (0.50%) RFID
4 3 (0.38%) Firewall
5 1 (0.13%) Intranet
5 1 (0.13%) Network Security
5 1 (0.13%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.13%) WEP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 273 (34.13%) SQL Server
2 43 (5.38%) NoSQL
3 41 (5.13%) MongoDB
4 26 (3.25%) MySQL
5 20 (2.50%) Relational Database
6 15 (1.88%) PostgreSQL
7 12 (1.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 11 (1.38%) Power BI
9 9 (1.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 8 (1.00%) Data Warehouse
10 8 (1.00%) SQL Server 2008
11 6 (0.75%) Big Data
12 4 (0.50%) Azure SQL Database
12 4 (0.50%) DB2
12 4 (0.50%) Oracle Database
13 3 (0.38%) RDBMS
14 2 (0.25%) Event Store
14 2 (0.25%) Hadoop
14 2 (0.25%) RavenDB
14 2 (0.25%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 93 (11.63%) Git (software)
2 56 (7.00%) Visual Studio
3 42 (5.25%) JIRA
4 37 (4.63%) Selenium
5 35 (4.38%) TeamCity
6 33 (4.13%) Team Foundation Server
7 31 (3.88%) NUnit
8 24 (3.00%) SpecFlow
9 20 (2.50%) Protractor
10 16 (2.00%) Octopus Deploy
11 10 (1.25%) Cypress.io
11 10 (1.25%) Moq
11 10 (1.25%) Subversion
12 8 (1.00%) GoCD
12 8 (1.00%) Jasmine
12 8 (1.00%) Jenkins
13 7 (0.88%) GitLab
14 6 (0.75%) PHPUnit
15 5 (0.63%) Appcelerator Titanium
15 5 (0.63%) Mercurial
General
1 138 (17.25%) Finance
2 18 (2.25%) Marketing
3 17 (2.13%) Public Sector
4 13 (1.63%) Games
5 12 (1.50%) Local Government
5 12 (1.50%) Retail
6 11 (1.38%) Electronics
6 11 (1.38%) Law
7 9 (1.13%) Banking
7 9 (1.13%) Manufacturing
7 9 (1.13%) Telecoms
8 8 (1.00%) Legal
9 6 (0.75%) Advertising
10 4 (0.50%) Back Office
10 4 (0.50%) Pharmaceutical
11 3 (0.38%) Financial Institution
12 1 (0.13%) Military
Job Titles
1 527 (65.88%) Developer
2 265 (33.13%) .NET Developer
3 181 (22.63%) C# Developer
4 175 (21.88%) Software Developer
5 150 (18.75%) Senior Developer
6 111 (13.88%) C# .NET Developer
7 96 (12.00%) Architect
8 88 (11.00%) Solutions Architect
9 79 (9.88%) Senior .NET Developer
10 75 (9.38%) C# Software Developer
10 75 (9.38%) Software Engineer
11 56 (7.00%) .NET Software Developer
12 51 (6.38%) Full Stack Developer
13 45 (5.63%) Lead Developer
14 43 (5.38%) Senior C# Developer
15 42 (5.25%) .NET Architect
15 42 (5.25%) .NET Solutions Architect
16 39 (4.88%) Angular Developer
17 30 (3.75%) C# Software Engineer
17 30 (3.75%) Senior Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 271 (33.88%) ASP.NET
2 250 (31.25%) .NET Core
3 235 (29.38%) HTML
4 226 (28.25%) AngularJS
5 217 (27.13%) CSS
6 199 (24.88%) .NET Framework
7 179 (22.38%) ASP.NET Web API
8 173 (21.63%) React
9 152 (19.00%) ASP.NET MVC
10 89 (11.13%) Entity Framework
11 76 (9.50%) REST
12 75 (9.38%) HTML5
13 64 (8.00%) jQuery
14 58 (7.25%) Web Services
15 51 (6.38%) Node.js
16 49 (6.13%) LINQ
17 48 (6.00%) ASP.NET Core
18 45 (5.63%) Vue.js
19 44 (5.50%) WCF
20 42 (5.25%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 72 (9.00%) Analytical Skills
2 56 (7.00%) Greenfield Project
3 29 (3.63%) Mobile App
4 28 (3.50%) Enterprise Software
4 28 (3.50%) User Experience
5 14 (1.75%) Cloud Native
5 14 (1.75%) Self-Motivation
6 11 (1.38%) NHS
7 10 (1.25%) Virtual Team
8 9 (1.13%) Social Media
9 8 (1.00%) Management Information System
10 7 (0.88%) Linux Command Line
10 7 (0.88%) PlayStation
11 6 (0.75%) Driving Licence
11 6 (0.75%) PKI
12 5 (0.63%) Blog
12 5 (0.63%) Embedded Systems
13 4 (0.50%) 3D Printing
13 4 (0.50%) Replication
13 4 (0.50%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 29 (3.63%) Windows
2 25 (3.13%) Linux
3 15 (1.88%) Apple iOS
4 14 (1.75%) Android
5 10 (1.25%) Windows Server
6 5 (0.63%) Windows Server 2016
7 4 (0.50%) Windows 10
8 2 (0.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.13%) CentOS
9 1 (0.13%) Fedora
9 1 (0.13%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 325 (40.63%) Agile Software Development
2 267 (33.38%) MVC
3 165 (20.63%) DevOps
4 150 (18.75%) Microservices
5 140 (17.50%) Software Engineering
6 123 (15.38%) TDD
7 105 (13.13%) OO
8 84 (10.50%) Web Development
9 79 (9.88%) Problem-Solving
10 74 (9.25%) Unit Testing
11 65 (8.13%) Continuous Integration
12 61 (7.63%) Test Automation
13 58 (7.25%) OOP
14 57 (7.13%) Scrum
15 49 (6.13%) Mentoring
15 49 (6.13%) SDLC
16 45 (5.63%) Front End Development
17 43 (5.38%) User Stories
18 41 (5.13%) E-Commerce
19 40 (5.00%) Sequence Diagram
Programming Languages
1 637 (79.63%) C#
2 326 (40.75%) JavaScript
3 271 (33.88%) SQL
4 70 (8.75%) TypeScript
5 55 (6.88%) Java
6 28 (3.50%) VB.NET
7 27 (3.38%) Python
8 23 (2.88%) T-SQL
9 21 (2.63%) PowerShell
10 14 (1.75%) C++
10 14 (1.75%) PHP
11 10 (1.25%) Ruby
12 9 (1.13%) Go
13 8 (1.00%) VB
14 6 (0.75%) Bash Shell
14 6 (0.75%) ES6
14 6 (0.75%) Perl
15 3 (0.38%) ES8
15 3 (0.38%) PL/SQL
16 2 (0.25%) C
Qualifications
1 48 (6.00%) Degree
2 24 (3.00%) TOGAF Certification
3 18 (2.25%) Computer Science Degree
4 10 (1.25%) Microsoft Certification
5 6 (0.75%) PhD
6 5 (0.63%) Numerate Degree
7 3 (0.38%) CSSLP
7 3 (0.38%) GIAC
7 3 (0.38%) MCPD
7 3 (0.38%) MCSD
7 3 (0.38%) SANS
8 2 (0.25%) DBS Check
9 1 (0.13%) ISEB
9 1 (0.13%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (0.13%) MCSA
9 1 (0.13%) MCSE
9 1 (0.13%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 43 (5.38%) QA
2 9 (1.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 9 (1.13%) PCI DSS
3 8 (1.00%) GDPR
4 3 (0.38%) NIST
4 3 (0.38%) WCAG
5 2 (0.25%) GAMP
6 1 (0.13%) SLA
System Software
1 69 (8.63%) Docker
2 9 (1.13%) Active Directory
3 5 (0.63%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 34 (4.25%) Kubernetes
2 16 (2.00%) Ansible
2 16 (2.00%) Terraform
3 14 (1.75%) Puppet
4 3 (0.38%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (0.13%) Nagios
5 1 (0.13%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.13%) Prometheus
5 1 (0.13%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 203 (25.38%) Microsoft
2 19 (2.38%) Xamarin
3 16 (2.00%) Google
3 16 (2.00%) Oracle
4 13 (1.63%) Sitecore
5 9 (1.13%) SAP
6 8 (1.00%) TOWER Software
7 7 (0.88%) webMethods
8 5 (0.63%) VMware
9 3 (0.38%) Databricks
9 3 (0.38%) MuleSoft
9 3 (0.38%) Progress
9 3 (0.38%) Red Hat
10 2 (0.25%) McAfee
10 2 (0.25%) Qualys
11 1 (0.13%) Rackspace
11 1 (0.13%) Sage
11 1 (0.13%) Spiceworks
11 1 (0.13%) Splunk
11 1 (0.13%) Telerik