Period
to 24 March 2019

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 24 March 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft .NET (dotNet)
England > North West
6 months to
24 Mar 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 8 7 4
Rank change year-on-year -1 -3 +3
Permanent jobs citing .NET 1,652 2,432 2,566
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 16.33% 18.79% 20.90%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 41.03% 41.46% 48.59%
Number of salaries quoted 1,493 2,177 2,372
North West median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £31,250 £28,750 £26,250
90th Percentile £68,750 £63,000 £58,750
England median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +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 4,026 5,866 5,281
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 39.79% 45.31% 43.02%
Number of salaries quoted 3,261 4,946 4,596
North West median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £29,750 £27,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £70,000 £63,500 £60,000
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% -

.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 24 March 2019.

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 24 March 2019. 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 1,095 £50,000 +11.11% 206
Cheshire -4 327 £45,000 +5.88% 92
Lancashire -2 121 £37,500 +7.14% 35
Merseyside -1 104 £45,000 +12.50% 35
Cumbria +7 4 £32,500 -14.47% 2
.NET
England

For the 6 months to 24 March 2019, 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 1,349 (81.66%) C#
2 889 (53.81%) Agile Software Development
3 864 (52.30%) SQL Server
4 826 (50.00%) ASP.NET
5 763 (46.19%) MVC
6 691 (41.83%) JavaScript
7 582 (35.23%) SQL
8 561 (33.96%) HTML
9 535 (32.38%) ASP.NET MVC
10 532 (32.20%) AngularJS
11 514 (31.11%) CSS
12 489 (29.60%) Microsoft
13 381 (23.06%) Microsoft Azure
14 376 (22.76%) ASP.NET Web API
15 351 (21.25%) TDD
16 316 (19.13%) Scrum
17 315 (19.07%) .NET Framework
18 253 (15.31%) .NET Core
19 250 (15.13%) RESTful
20 235 (14.23%) Finance
21 232 (14.04%) Continuous Integration
22 222 (13.44%) Software Engineering
23 217 (13.14%) SQL Server 2016
24 211 (12.77%) Greenfield Project
25 209 (12.65%) Web Application Development
26 208 (12.59%) WCF
27 199 (12.05%) jQuery
28 197 (11.92%) Web Services
29 191 (11.56%) OO
30 185 (11.20%) Git (software)

.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 46 (2.78%) Elasticsearch
2 39 (2.36%) CMS
3 38 (2.30%) SharePoint
4 37 (2.24%) IIS
5 36 (2.18%) Confluence
6 22 (1.33%) Umbraco
7 21 (1.27%) BizTalk Server
8 11 (0.67%) Sitecore CMS
9 9 (0.54%) Drupal
10 8 (0.48%) nginx
11 7 (0.42%) WordPress
12 6 (0.36%) Kentico
13 5 (0.30%) NServiceBus
13 5 (0.30%) WebLogic
14 4 (0.24%) JBoss
15 3 (0.18%) Apache
15 3 (0.18%) Content Management Server
15 3 (0.18%) Oracle SOA Suite
16 2 (0.12%) NetWeaver
16 2 (0.12%) OpenROAD
Applications
1 20 (1.21%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (0.36%) Photoshop
3 5 (0.30%) Chatbot
4 3 (0.18%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.12%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 2 (0.12%) PrintSoft PReS
6 1 (0.061%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 56 (3.39%) Dynamics CRM
2 24 (1.45%) Dynamics NAV
3 7 (0.42%) Visualfiles
4 5 (0.30%) Magento
5 4 (0.24%) Dynamics GP
5 4 (0.24%) Infor SunSystems
6 3 (0.18%) Payment Gateway
7 2 (0.12%) Oracle Applications
7 2 (0.12%) SAP BPC
7 2 (0.12%) SAP HR
8 1 (0.061%) Dynamics AX
8 1 (0.061%) NetSuite
8 1 (0.061%) SDL Web 8
Cloud Services
1 381 (23.06%) Microsoft Azure
2 137 (8.29%) Amazon AWS
3 35 (2.12%) SaaS
4 27 (1.63%) Serverless
5 25 (1.51%) Dynamics 365
6 21 (1.27%) Google Play
7 19 (1.15%) GitHub
8 13 (0.79%) Office 365
9 11 (0.67%) Azure Functions
9 11 (0.67%) Google Cloud Platform
10 9 (0.54%) AWS Lambda
11 7 (0.42%) Amazon S3
11 7 (0.42%) IaaS
11 7 (0.42%) NuGet
12 6 (0.36%) Azure Active Directory
12 6 (0.36%) npm
13 5 (0.30%) PaaS
14 3 (0.18%) AWS CloudFormation
14 3 (0.18%) Cloud Computing
14 3 (0.18%) Wit.ai
Communications & Networking
1 74 (4.48%) Internet
2 29 (1.76%) Broadband
3 16 (0.97%) HTTP
4 13 (0.79%) Intranet
5 11 (0.67%) Hyperconnected
6 4 (0.24%) VoIP
7 3 (0.18%) Ethernet
7 3 (0.18%) LLU
8 2 (0.12%) Kerberos
8 2 (0.12%) SSL
8 2 (0.12%) TCP/IP
9 1 (0.061%) Firewall
9 1 (0.061%) Profibus
9 1 (0.061%) RS-232
9 1 (0.061%) RS-485
9 1 (0.061%) SMTP
9 1 (0.061%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 864 (52.30%) SQL Server
2 217 (13.14%) SQL Server 2016
3 139 (8.41%) NoSQL
4 81 (4.90%) MongoDB
5 71 (4.30%) Relational Database
6 62 (3.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 54 (3.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 50 (3.03%) MySQL
9 44 (2.66%) SQL Server 2008
10 42 (2.54%) RDBMS
11 39 (2.36%) RavenDB
12 24 (1.45%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 23 (1.39%) Data Warehouse
14 22 (1.33%) SQL Server 2014
15 21 (1.27%) Power BI
16 19 (1.15%) PostgreSQL
17 17 (1.03%) SQL Server 2012
18 12 (0.73%) Amazon Redshift
18 12 (0.73%) Big Data
18 12 (0.73%) DB2
Development Applications
1 185 (11.20%) Git (software)
2 145 (8.78%) Visual Studio
3 120 (7.26%) Team Foundation Server
4 75 (4.54%) JIRA
5 57 (3.45%) NUnit
6 46 (2.78%) MSTest
7 45 (2.72%) Grunt
7 45 (2.72%) Selenium
8 30 (1.82%) TeamCity
9 29 (1.76%) SoapUI
10 26 (1.57%) gulp
11 24 (1.45%) Bitbucket
11 24 (1.45%) Subversion
12 22 (1.33%) Octopus Deploy
13 20 (1.21%) Jenkins
14 16 (0.97%) Cucumber
15 13 (0.79%) Mercurial
15 13 (0.79%) webpack
16 11 (0.67%) Atlassian Bamboo
17 9 (0.54%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 235 (14.23%) Finance
2 105 (6.36%) Games
3 56 (3.39%) Advertising
3 56 (3.39%) Marketing
4 49 (2.97%) Retail
5 35 (2.12%) Telecoms
6 26 (1.57%) Manufacturing
7 15 (0.91%) Banking
8 10 (0.61%) Back Office
9 9 (0.54%) Electronics
9 9 (0.54%) Pharmaceutical
10 8 (0.48%) Automotive
11 6 (0.36%) Legal
12 3 (0.18%) Billing
13 2 (0.12%) Investment Banking
13 2 (0.12%) Law
14 1 (0.061%) Dutch Language
14 1 (0.061%) French Language
14 1 (0.061%) Music Industry
14 1 (0.061%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 1,238 (74.94%) Developer
2 810 (49.03%) .NET Developer
3 535 (32.38%) C# Developer
4 385 (23.31%) C# .NET Developer
5 242 (14.65%) Senior Developer
6 236 (14.29%) Software Developer
7 147 (8.90%) Senior .NET Developer
8 128 (7.75%) ASP.NET Developer
9 125 (7.57%) C# Software Developer
10 122 (7.38%) .NET Software Developer
11 120 (7.26%) C# ASP.NET Developer
12 93 (5.63%) Senior C# Developer
13 92 (5.57%) Software Engineer
14 81 (4.90%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
15 78 (4.72%) Full Stack Developer
16 77 (4.66%) SQL Developer
17 75 (4.54%) WPF Developer
18 74 (4.48%) Lead Developer
19 72 (4.36%) C# WPF Developer
20 66 (4.00%) Agile Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 826 (50.00%) ASP.NET
2 561 (33.96%) HTML
3 535 (32.38%) ASP.NET MVC
4 532 (32.20%) AngularJS
5 514 (31.11%) CSS
6 376 (22.76%) ASP.NET Web API
7 315 (19.07%) .NET Framework
8 253 (15.31%) .NET Core
9 250 (15.13%) RESTful
10 208 (12.59%) WCF
11 199 (12.05%) jQuery
12 197 (11.92%) Web Services
13 159 (9.62%) HTML5
14 158 (9.56%) XML
15 147 (8.90%) React
16 144 (8.72%) Twitter Bootstrap
17 137 (8.29%) ASP.NET MVC 5
18 130 (7.87%) Entity Framework
19 128 (7.75%) WPF
20 112 (6.78%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 211 (12.77%) Greenfield Project
2 105 (6.36%) Analytical Skills
3 94 (5.69%) Enterprise Software
4 80 (4.84%) Fintech
5 72 (4.36%) Mobile App
6 68 (4.12%) User Experience
7 45 (2.72%) Self-Motivation
8 28 (1.69%) PMI
9 21 (1.27%) iPhone
10 20 (1.21%) Tandem
11 19 (1.15%) Algorithms
11 19 (1.15%) BBC
11 19 (1.15%) Data Centre
12 18 (1.09%) Social Media
12 18 (1.09%) Social Network
13 16 (0.97%) N-Tier
14 15 (0.91%) Data Structures
15 13 (0.79%) NHS
16 12 (0.73%) Management Information System
17 11 (0.67%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 127 (7.69%) Windows
2 42 (2.54%) Android
3 31 (1.88%) Linux
4 24 (1.45%) Apple iOS
5 14 (0.85%) Windows Server
6 3 (0.18%) Solaris
7 2 (0.12%) Debian
7 2 (0.12%) Ubuntu
8 1 (0.061%) CentOS
8 1 (0.061%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.061%) Windows Phone
8 1 (0.061%) Windows Phone 8
8 1 (0.061%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 889 (53.81%) Agile Software Development
2 763 (46.19%) MVC
3 351 (21.25%) TDD
4 316 (19.13%) Scrum
5 232 (14.04%) Continuous Integration
6 222 (13.44%) Software Engineering
7 209 (12.65%) Web Application Development
8 191 (11.56%) OO
9 173 (10.47%) SDLC
10 171 (10.35%) Web Development
11 168 (10.17%) BDD
11 168 (10.17%) Kanban
12 147 (8.90%) Dependency Injection
13 135 (8.17%) Problem-Solving
14 126 (7.63%) DevOps
15 108 (6.54%) Microservices
16 105 (6.36%) MVVM
17 96 (5.81%) Test Automation
18 79 (4.78%) Unit Testing
19 77 (4.66%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 1,349 (81.66%) C#
2 691 (41.83%) JavaScript
3 582 (35.23%) SQL
4 181 (10.96%) T-SQL
5 173 (10.47%) Java
6 84 (5.08%) TypeScript
7 79 (4.78%) C++
7 79 (4.78%) VB.NET
8 54 (3.27%) Ruby
9 46 (2.78%) Python
10 41 (2.48%) C
11 39 (2.36%) PHP
12 36 (2.18%) PL/SQL
13 24 (1.45%) PowerShell
14 21 (1.27%) VB
15 13 (0.79%) VB6
16 9 (0.54%) Go
16 9 (0.54%) Objective-C
17 7 (0.42%) R
17 7 (0.42%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 137 (8.29%) Degree
2 28 (1.69%) PMI Certification
3 23 (1.39%) Computer Science Degree
4 14 (0.85%) Microsoft Certification
5 7 (0.42%) ISTQB
5 7 (0.42%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 6 (0.36%) TOGAF Certification
7 5 (0.30%) MCP
8 4 (0.24%) Master's Degree
9 3 (0.18%) CISM
9 3 (0.18%) CISSP
9 3 (0.18%) Security Cleared
10 2 (0.12%) CEH
10 2 (0.12%) CISA
10 2 (0.12%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 2 (0.12%) SC Cleared
11 1 (0.061%) CCNP
11 1 (0.061%) Cisco Certification
11 1 (0.061%) ISEB
11 1 (0.061%) Six Sigma Black Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 45 (2.72%) QA
2 15 (0.91%) SLA
3 9 (0.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 7 (0.42%) GDPR
4 7 (0.42%) PCI DSS
5 4 (0.24%) ISO 9001
6 2 (0.12%) Data Quality
7 1 (0.061%) IEC 61508
7 1 (0.061%) MISRA
7 1 (0.061%) MISRA C
System Software
1 65 (3.93%) Docker
2 20 (1.21%) Active Directory
3 13 (0.79%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (0.24%) Hyper-V
4 4 (0.24%) Terminal Server
5 2 (0.12%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.061%) Firmware
6 1 (0.061%) HDFS
6 1 (0.061%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 29 (1.76%) Kubernetes
2 9 (0.54%) Single Sign-On
3 6 (0.36%) Mesos
4 5 (0.30%) Opscode Chef
5 4 (0.24%) Puppet
6 3 (0.18%) cPanel
6 3 (0.18%) Terraform
7 1 (0.061%) Ansible
7 1 (0.061%) CA Single Sign-On
7 1 (0.061%) CA Wily
7 1 (0.061%) Consul
7 1 (0.061%) Docker Swarm
7 1 (0.061%) Kibana
7 1 (0.061%) Prometheus
7 1 (0.061%) Rancher
7 1 (0.061%) SQL Sentry
Vendors
1 489 (29.60%) Microsoft
2 54 (3.27%) Facebook
3 50 (3.03%) Google
4 46 (2.78%) Oracle
5 32 (1.94%) Xamarin
6 22 (1.33%) Apple
7 18 (1.09%) Sony
7 18 (1.09%) Twitter
7 18 (1.09%) Yahoo!
8 16 (0.97%) Sitecore
9 13 (0.79%) IBM
9 13 (0.79%) VMware
10 11 (0.67%) Citrix
11 9 (0.54%) Salesforce.com
11 9 (0.54%) SAP
12 8 (0.48%) Pega
13 7 (0.42%) Nintex
13 7 (0.42%) WorldPay
14 6 (0.36%) Telerik
15 5 (0.30%) webMethods