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

Microsoft .NET (dotNet)
England > North West
6 months to
16 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 6 4 6
Rank change year-on-year -2 +2 -2
Permanent jobs citing .NET 2,348 2,532 2,218
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 18.52% 20.68% 18.41%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 41.94% 48.62% 48.02%
Number of salaries quoted 2,092 2,369 2,041
North West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £28,750 £26,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £61,250 £58,750 £55,000
England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

.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 5,599 5,208 4,619
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 44.17% 42.54% 38.34%
Number of salaries quoted 4,658 4,563 4,022
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 £25,000
90th Percentile £62,500 £59,500 £56,250
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 16 January 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 January 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 -1 1,458 £44,000 +3.53% 192
Cheshire -2 591 £42,500 +13.33% 126
Lancashire +5 173 £35,000 -6.67% 39
Merseyside -4 104 £40,000 +6.67% 43
Cumbria 0 8 £42,500 -5.56%
.NET
England

For the 6 months to 16 January 2018, 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 1,987 (84.63%) C#
2 1,411 (60.09%) ASP.NET
3 1,306 (55.62%) MVC
4 1,299 (55.32%) Agile Software Development
5 1,264 (53.83%) SQL Server
6 923 (39.31%) JavaScript
7 820 (34.92%) SQL
7 820 (34.92%) ASP.NET MVC
8 723 (30.79%) CSS
9 702 (29.90%) HTML
10 633 (26.96%) TDD
11 575 (24.49%) Microsoft
12 570 (24.28%) .NET Framework
13 551 (23.47%) ASP.NET Web API
14 525 (22.36%) AngularJS
15 488 (20.78%) Scrum
16 474 (20.19%) WCF
17 458 (19.51%) jQuery
18 415 (17.67%) RESTful
19 389 (16.57%) Web Application Development
20 374 (15.93%) Finance
21 372 (15.84%) Web Services
22 368 (15.67%) ASP.NET MVC 5
23 346 (14.74%) BDD
24 323 (13.76%) Git (software)
25 317 (13.50%) Microsoft Azure
26 315 (13.42%) Entity Framework
27 307 (13.07%) Software Engineering
28 305 (12.99%) Node.js
29 302 (12.86%) OO

.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
1 115 (4.90%) CMS
2 73 (3.11%) Elasticsearch
3 67 (2.85%) SharePoint
4 58 (2.47%) Umbraco
5 41 (1.75%) IIS
6 37 (1.58%) Sitecore CMS
7 29 (1.24%) BizTalk Server
8 27 (1.15%) EPiServer
9 14 (0.60%) SharePoint Server
10 10 (0.43%) NServiceBus
11 7 (0.30%) ColdFusion
11 7 (0.30%) Drupal
12 6 (0.26%) SharePoint 2010
12 6 (0.26%) Tomcat
13 5 (0.21%) Apache Spark
13 5 (0.21%) Content Management Server
13 5 (0.21%) MS Exchange
14 4 (0.17%) Apache
14 4 (0.17%) nginx
14 4 (0.17%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 31 (1.32%) Microsoft Excel
2 26 (1.11%) Microsoft Office
3 6 (0.26%) Chatbot
3 6 (0.26%) MS Visio
4 4 (0.17%) Photoshop
5 3 (0.13%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 2 (0.085%) Adobe Illustrator
6 2 (0.085%) InfoPath
6 2 (0.085%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.043%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 49 (2.09%) Dynamics CRM
2 10 (0.43%) Dynamics AX
3 6 (0.26%) Dynamics NAV
3 6 (0.26%) Workfront
4 5 (0.21%) Oracle ERP
5 4 (0.17%) Magento
5 4 (0.17%) Unit4 Business World
6 3 (0.13%) SDL Web 8
7 2 (0.085%) BusinessWorks
7 2 (0.085%) Visualfiles
8 1 (0.043%) Cerner Millennium
8 1 (0.043%) Movex
8 1 (0.043%) Northgate Housing
8 1 (0.043%) Oracle Cash Management
8 1 (0.043%) Payment Gateway
8 1 (0.043%) Sage 50
8 1 (0.043%) SAP ERP
8 1 (0.043%) SAP MII
Cloud Services
1 317 (13.50%) Microsoft Azure
2 181 (7.71%) Amazon AWS
3 36 (1.53%) Dynamics 365
4 32 (1.36%) Google Play
5 23 (0.98%) Office 365
5 23 (0.98%) SaaS
6 16 (0.68%) Serverless
7 13 (0.55%) AWS Lambda
8 11 (0.47%) Google Cloud Platform
9 7 (0.30%) Amazon CloudSearch
9 7 (0.30%) npm
10 6 (0.26%) Cloud Computing
10 6 (0.26%) GitHub
11 4 (0.17%) Adobe Creative Cloud
11 4 (0.17%) Amazon ElastiCache
11 4 (0.17%) Azure Active Directory
12 3 (0.13%) AWS CloudFormation
12 3 (0.13%) OneDrive
12 3 (0.13%) Slack
13 2 (0.085%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 44 (1.87%) Internet
2 27 (1.15%) Broadband
3 22 (0.94%) HTTP
4 20 (0.85%) Intranet
5 13 (0.55%) TCP/IP
6 8 (0.34%) WinSCP
7 6 (0.26%) SMS
8 5 (0.21%) DNS
9 4 (0.17%) DHCP
9 4 (0.17%) Firewall
9 4 (0.17%) SSL
10 3 (0.13%) FTP
10 3 (0.13%) IPsec
11 2 (0.085%) AMQP
11 2 (0.085%) Ethernet
11 2 (0.085%) LLU
11 2 (0.085%) VLAN
11 2 (0.085%) VPN
11 2 (0.085%) WAN
11 2 (0.085%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,264 (53.83%) SQL Server
2 252 (10.73%) SQL Server 2016
3 200 (8.52%) NoSQL
4 184 (7.84%) SQL Server 2014
5 148 (6.30%) MongoDB
6 115 (4.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 105 (4.47%) MySQL
8 92 (3.92%) SQL Server 2008
9 73 (3.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 41 (1.75%) RavenDB
11 40 (1.70%) Relational Database
12 33 (1.41%) SQL Server 2005
12 33 (1.41%) SQL Server 2012
13 27 (1.15%) Big Data
14 25 (1.06%) Data Warehouse
15 24 (1.02%) RDBMS
16 23 (0.98%) PostgreSQL
17 22 (0.94%) Crystal Reports
18 20 (0.85%) Hadoop
18 20 (0.85%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 323 (13.76%) Git (software)
2 156 (6.64%) Visual Studio
3 141 (6.01%) TeamCity
4 124 (5.28%) Team Foundation Server
5 120 (5.11%) NUnit
6 82 (3.49%) MSTest
7 61 (2.60%) Jenkins
7 61 (2.60%) JIRA
8 58 (2.47%) Subversion
9 51 (2.17%) Selenium
10 22 (0.94%) Octopus Deploy
11 20 (0.85%) Grunt
12 18 (0.77%) Moq
12 18 (0.77%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
12 18 (0.77%) WebDriver
13 17 (0.72%) SpecFlow
14 16 (0.68%) gulp
15 13 (0.55%) Maven
15 13 (0.55%) Rhino Mocks
16 12 (0.51%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 374 (15.93%) Finance
2 133 (5.66%) Retail
3 120 (5.11%) Advertising
4 113 (4.81%) Games
5 106 (4.51%) Marketing
6 85 (3.62%) Telecoms
7 70 (2.98%) Manufacturing
8 43 (1.83%) Back Office
9 37 (1.58%) Banking
10 33 (1.41%) Electronics
11 32 (1.36%) Legal
12 27 (1.15%) Law
13 23 (0.98%) Music Industry
14 15 (0.64%) Automotive
14 15 (0.64%) Investment Banking
15 10 (0.43%) Retail Banking
16 5 (0.21%) Corporate Banking
17 4 (0.17%) Pharmaceutical
17 4 (0.17%) Publishing
18 3 (0.13%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 1,785 (76.02%) Developer
2 1,254 (53.41%) .NET Developer
3 632 (26.92%) C# Developer
4 530 (22.57%) C# .NET Developer
5 350 (14.91%) Software Developer
6 255 (10.86%) Senior Developer
7 254 (10.82%) ASP.NET Developer
8 245 (10.43%) .NET Software Developer
9 238 (10.14%) C# ASP.NET Developer
10 204 (8.69%) C# Software Developer
11 183 (7.79%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
12 143 (6.09%) Senior .NET Developer
13 125 (5.32%) Software Engineer
14 101 (4.30%) Junior
15 98 (4.17%) SQL Developer
16 96 (4.09%) Web Developer
17 92 (3.92%) Junior Developer
18 87 (3.71%) Senior C# Developer
19 80 (3.41%) Architect
20 78 (3.32%) Senior Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,411 (60.09%) ASP.NET
2 820 (34.92%) ASP.NET MVC
3 723 (30.79%) CSS
4 702 (29.90%) HTML
5 570 (24.28%) .NET Framework
6 551 (23.47%) ASP.NET Web API
7 525 (22.36%) AngularJS
8 474 (20.19%) WCF
9 458 (19.51%) jQuery
10 415 (17.67%) RESTful
11 372 (15.84%) Web Services
12 368 (15.67%) ASP.NET MVC 5
13 315 (13.42%) Entity Framework
14 305 (12.99%) Node.js
15 299 (12.73%) Twitter Bootstrap
16 233 (9.92%) KnockoutJS
17 226 (9.63%) WPF
18 206 (8.77%) HTML5
19 161 (6.86%) React
20 160 (6.81%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 168 (7.16%) Greenfield Project
2 138 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
3 124 (5.28%) Computer Science
4 97 (4.13%) Mobile App
5 85 (3.62%) Fintech
6 75 (3.19%) Enterprise Software
7 42 (1.79%) N-Tier
8 38 (1.62%) Social Network
9 37 (1.58%) User Experience
10 36 (1.53%) iPad
11 35 (1.49%) iPhone
12 31 (1.32%) Management Information System
13 18 (0.77%) NHS
14 13 (0.55%) Client/Server
14 13 (0.55%) RIA
15 12 (0.51%) Life Science
16 8 (0.34%) Tandem
17 7 (0.30%) EPoS
17 7 (0.30%) Public Cloud
17 7 (0.30%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 229 (9.75%) Windows
2 70 (2.98%) Android
3 43 (1.83%) Linux
4 31 (1.32%) Windows Server
5 30 (1.28%) Apple iOS
6 23 (0.98%) Unix
7 5 (0.21%) Mac OS X
8 4 (0.17%) Windows Server 2008
9 3 (0.13%) Windows 10
10 2 (0.085%) Windows Server 2003
11 1 (0.043%) VMS
11 1 (0.043%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,306 (55.62%) MVC
2 1,299 (55.32%) Agile Software Development
3 633 (26.96%) TDD
4 488 (20.78%) Scrum
5 389 (16.57%) Web Application Development
6 346 (14.74%) BDD
7 307 (13.07%) Software Engineering
8 302 (12.86%) OO
9 297 (12.65%) Web Development
10 257 (10.95%) Continuous Integration
11 225 (9.58%) Dependency Injection
12 203 (8.65%) SDLC
13 195 (8.30%) Kanban
14 157 (6.69%) DevOps
15 139 (5.92%) Test Automation
16 135 (5.75%) Mentoring
17 127 (5.41%) SOLID
18 121 (5.15%) E-Commerce
19 111 (4.73%) OOP
20 108 (4.60%) MVVM
Programming Languages
1 1,987 (84.63%) C#
2 923 (39.31%) JavaScript
3 820 (34.92%) SQL
4 255 (10.86%) Ruby
5 239 (10.18%) T-SQL
6 204 (8.69%) VB.NET
7 186 (7.92%) Java
8 103 (4.39%) C++
9 89 (3.79%) TypeScript
10 87 (3.71%) VB
11 86 (3.66%) Python
12 71 (3.02%) F#
13 54 (2.30%) C
13 54 (2.30%) PHP
14 50 (2.13%) PL/SQL
15 35 (1.49%) VBA
16 32 (1.36%) Go
17 29 (1.24%) PowerShell
18 21 (0.89%) VB6
19 16 (0.68%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 208 (8.86%) Degree
2 43 (1.83%) Computer Science Degree
3 40 (1.70%) Microsoft Certification
4 15 (0.64%) ISTQB
5 14 (0.60%) Master's Degree
6 13 (0.55%) Security Cleared
7 10 (0.43%) ISEB
8 9 (0.38%) MCSA
8 9 (0.38%) MCSE
9 8 (0.34%) MCP
10 7 (0.30%) DV Cleared
11 6 (0.26%) CCNA
11 6 (0.26%) Cisco Certification
12 5 (0.21%) HNC
12 5 (0.21%) HND
12 5 (0.21%) PMI Certification
13 4 (0.17%) SC Cleared
14 3 (0.13%) DBS Check
14 3 (0.13%) MCPD
14 3 (0.13%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 108 (4.60%) QA
2 28 (1.19%) SLA
3 12 (0.51%) PMO
4 6 (0.26%) ISO 9001
4 6 (0.26%) PCI DSS
5 4 (0.17%) GCP
5 4 (0.17%) PA-DSS
6 3 (0.13%) Data Quality
7 2 (0.085%) WAI
8 1 (0.043%) HIPAA
8 1 (0.043%) HL7
8 1 (0.043%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 1 (0.043%) TickIT
System Software
1 41 (1.75%) Docker
2 20 (0.85%) Active Directory
3 3 (0.13%) Hyper-V
3 3 (0.13%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.043%) Firmware
4 1 (0.043%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 69 (2.94%) Kibana
2 34 (1.45%) WSUS
3 33 (1.41%) Business Desktop Deployment
4 24 (1.02%) Ansible
5 23 (0.98%) Opscode Chef
6 21 (0.89%) Puppet
7 19 (0.81%) Kubernetes
8 12 (0.51%) Terraform
9 10 (0.43%) SCCM
10 8 (0.34%) Prometheus
11 7 (0.30%) Mesos
12 5 (0.21%) Marathon
12 5 (0.21%) rkt
12 5 (0.21%) SCOrch
13 4 (0.17%) Salt
13 4 (0.17%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
14 3 (0.13%) SCOM
14 3 (0.13%) WMI
15 2 (0.085%) CA Wily
15 2 (0.085%) Cobbler
Vendors
1 575 (24.49%) Microsoft
2 133 (5.66%) Google
3 69 (2.94%) Oracle
4 67 (2.85%) Facebook
5 61 (2.60%) Xamarin
6 58 (2.47%) Capita
7 55 (2.34%) Sitecore
8 51 (2.17%) SAP
9 47 (2.00%) Twitter
10 20 (0.85%) WorldPay
11 12 (0.51%) Adobe
11 12 (0.51%) Salesforce.com
12 10 (0.43%) Epicor
13 9 (0.38%) VMware
14 8 (0.34%) IBM
15 7 (0.30%) Sybase
16 6 (0.26%) HP
16 6 (0.26%) iManage
16 6 (0.26%) JD Edwards
16 6 (0.26%) Teradata