Period
to 19 August 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 19 August 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft .NET (dotNet)
England > North West
6 months to
19 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 7 5 5
Rank change year-on-year -2 0 0
Permanent jobs citing .NET 2,113 2,666 2,283
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 17.46% 20.20% 19.72%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 43.33% 45.15% 49.40%
Number of salaries quoted 1,888 2,411 2,093
North West median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.50% - -
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £25,000
90th Percentile £65,000 £58,750 £56,250
England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +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 4,877 5,905 4,621
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 40.31% 44.73% 39.91%
Number of salaries quoted 4,110 4,924 3,997
North West median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.25% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £25,000
90th Percentile £65,000 £60,000 £57,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £48,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +3.09% +2.11% +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 19 August 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 19 August 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 1,280 £45,000 +5.88% 226
Cheshire 0 542 £45,000 +12.50% 96
Lancashire +1 135 £37,500 +7.14% 41
Merseyside -1 133 £40,000 +4.58% 27
Cumbria -10 9 £45,000 - 4
.NET
England

For the 6 months to 19 August 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 1,756 (83.10%) C#
2 1,220 (57.74%) Agile Software Development
3 1,132 (53.57%) ASP.NET
4 1,080 (51.11%) SQL Server
5 1,048 (49.60%) MVC
6 838 (39.66%) JavaScript
7 743 (35.16%) SQL
8 679 (32.13%) ASP.NET MVC
9 668 (31.61%) HTML
10 622 (29.44%) AngularJS
11 608 (28.77%) CSS
12 552 (26.12%) Microsoft
13 537 (25.41%) ASP.NET Web API
14 520 (24.61%) TDD
15 500 (23.66%) Scrum
16 449 (21.25%) .NET Framework
17 382 (18.08%) Microsoft Azure
18 378 (17.89%) Finance
19 353 (16.71%) Continuous Integration
20 309 (14.62%) RESTful
21 302 (14.29%) WCF
22 300 (14.20%) Web Application Development
23 293 (13.87%) SQL Server 2016
24 291 (13.77%) Git (software)
25 290 (13.72%) Software Engineering
26 285 (13.49%) jQuery
27 266 (12.59%) Web Development
28 247 (11.69%) Java
29 246 (11.64%) OO
30 236 (11.17%) 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 76 (3.60%) IIS
2 74 (3.50%) CMS
3 68 (3.22%) SharePoint
4 62 (2.93%) Elasticsearch
5 51 (2.41%) Umbraco
6 36 (1.70%) Sitecore CMS
7 18 (0.85%) SharePoint 2013
8 17 (0.80%) EPiServer
8 17 (0.80%) Sitefinity
9 15 (0.71%) NServiceBus
10 10 (0.47%) Apache Pig
10 10 (0.47%) Cloud Foundry
11 9 (0.43%) nginx
12 8 (0.38%) OpenEdge
12 8 (0.38%) OpenStack
13 7 (0.33%) Apache Spark
13 7 (0.33%) CloudStack
13 7 (0.33%) SharePoint 2010
13 7 (0.33%) SharePoint Server
14 6 (0.28%) Content Management Server
Applications
1 29 (1.37%) Microsoft Office
2 19 (0.90%) Microsoft Excel
3 13 (0.62%) MS Visio
4 11 (0.52%) Microsoft Project
4 11 (0.52%) Photoshop
5 5 (0.24%) Adobe After Effects
5 5 (0.24%) Adobe Illustrator
5 5 (0.24%) Adobe Premiere
5 5 (0.24%) InDesign
6 3 (0.14%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 2 (0.095%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 2 (0.095%) AutoCAD
7 2 (0.095%) Chatbot
7 2 (0.095%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 50 (2.37%) Dynamics CRM
2 11 (0.52%) Dynamics NAV
3 10 (0.47%) Elite 3E
3 10 (0.47%) Workfront
4 9 (0.43%) Dynamics AX
5 7 (0.33%) Oracle EBS
6 6 (0.28%) Distributed Ledger
7 1 (0.047%) BusinessWorks
7 1 (0.047%) NetSuite
7 1 (0.047%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 382 (18.08%) Microsoft Azure
2 166 (7.86%) Amazon AWS
3 57 (2.70%) SaaS
4 35 (1.66%) Dynamics 365
5 31 (1.47%) Google Play
6 21 (0.99%) GitHub
7 20 (0.95%) Google Cloud Platform
8 19 (0.90%) Cloud Computing
9 14 (0.66%) Office 365
10 12 (0.57%) Google Analytics
11 10 (0.47%) npm
11 10 (0.47%) PaaS
11 10 (0.47%) Serverless
12 9 (0.43%) NuGet
12 9 (0.43%) OpenShift
13 7 (0.33%) Amazon EC2
13 7 (0.33%) AWS Lambda
14 6 (0.28%) Amazon SQS
14 6 (0.28%) IaaS
15 5 (0.24%) Adobe Creative Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 78 (3.69%) Internet
2 31 (1.47%) HTTP
3 22 (1.04%) Broadband
3 22 (1.04%) Intranet
4 19 (0.90%) Hyperconnected
4 19 (0.90%) TCP/IP
5 13 (0.62%) Firewall
6 10 (0.47%) SSL
7 7 (0.33%) WAN
8 6 (0.28%) SMS
8 6 (0.28%) Unified Communications
8 6 (0.28%) X.509
9 4 (0.19%) Skype
10 2 (0.095%) FTP
10 2 (0.095%) SSH
11 1 (0.047%) Ethernet
11 1 (0.047%) Kerberos
11 1 (0.047%) LLU
11 1 (0.047%) Network Security
11 1 (0.047%) RS-232
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,080 (51.11%) SQL Server
2 293 (13.87%) SQL Server 2016
3 130 (6.15%) NoSQL
4 117 (5.54%) MongoDB
5 71 (3.36%) MySQL
5 71 (3.36%) Relational Database
6 67 (3.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 55 (2.60%) RavenDB
8 51 (2.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 46 (2.18%) SQL Server 2008
10 38 (1.80%) RDBMS
11 35 (1.66%) Data Warehouse
12 33 (1.56%) SQL Server 2005
13 31 (1.47%) Big Data
14 29 (1.37%) SQL Server 2012
15 26 (1.23%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 24 (1.14%) Oracle Database
17 21 (0.99%) Hadoop
17 21 (0.99%) SQL Server 2014
18 17 (0.80%) Redis
Development Applications
1 291 (13.77%) Git (software)
2 175 (8.28%) Visual Studio
3 137 (6.48%) Team Foundation Server
4 97 (4.59%) JIRA
5 92 (4.35%) NUnit
6 84 (3.98%) Selenium
7 77 (3.64%) TeamCity
8 76 (3.60%) Jenkins
9 53 (2.51%) Octopus Deploy
10 44 (2.08%) MSTest
11 41 (1.94%) Subversion
12 35 (1.66%) Bitbucket
13 33 (1.56%) Grunt
14 30 (1.42%) Moq
15 22 (1.04%) gulp
15 22 (1.04%) SpecFlow
16 19 (0.90%) Robot Framework
17 18 (0.85%) SoapUI
17 18 (0.85%) SonarQube
18 16 (0.76%) MSBuild
General
1 378 (17.89%) Finance
2 129 (6.11%) Games
3 105 (4.97%) Retail
4 78 (3.69%) Marketing
5 71 (3.36%) Advertising
6 43 (2.04%) Banking
7 39 (1.85%) Manufacturing
8 37 (1.75%) Telecoms
9 35 (1.66%) Automotive
10 32 (1.51%) Legal
11 27 (1.28%) Electronics
12 15 (0.71%) Law
12 15 (0.71%) Retail Banking
13 14 (0.66%) Investment Banking
14 13 (0.62%) Back Office
15 8 (0.38%) Music Industry
16 7 (0.33%) Pharmaceutical
17 6 (0.28%) Publishing
18 4 (0.19%) Brand Awareness
18 4 (0.19%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 1,612 (76.29%) Developer
2 1,031 (48.79%) .NET Developer
3 631 (29.86%) C# Developer
4 478 (22.62%) C# .NET Developer
5 273 (12.92%) Software Developer
6 263 (12.45%) Senior Developer
7 174 (8.23%) ASP.NET Developer
8 155 (7.34%) C# ASP.NET Developer
9 152 (7.19%) Senior .NET Developer
10 150 (7.10%) .NET Software Developer
11 148 (7.00%) Software Engineer
12 145 (6.86%) C# Software Developer
13 120 (5.68%) Full Stack Developer
14 115 (5.44%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
15 114 (5.40%) Junior
16 111 (5.25%) SQL Developer
17 108 (5.11%) Senior C# Developer
18 97 (4.59%) Web Developer
19 95 (4.50%) Junior Developer
20 85 (4.02%) .NET Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,132 (53.57%) ASP.NET
2 679 (32.13%) ASP.NET MVC
3 668 (31.61%) HTML
4 622 (29.44%) AngularJS
5 608 (28.77%) CSS
6 537 (25.41%) ASP.NET Web API
7 449 (21.25%) .NET Framework
8 309 (14.62%) RESTful
9 302 (14.29%) WCF
10 285 (13.49%) jQuery
11 236 (11.17%) Web Services
12 225 (10.65%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 217 (10.27%) ASP.NET MVC 5
14 206 (9.75%) React
15 205 (9.70%) Entity Framework
16 192 (9.09%) .NET Core
17 189 (8.94%) HTML5
18 161 (7.62%) Node.js
19 153 (7.24%) WPF
20 142 (6.72%) KnockoutJS
Miscellaneous
1 174 (8.23%) Greenfield Project
2 151 (7.15%) Analytical Skills
3 119 (5.63%) Enterprise Software
4 84 (3.98%) Computer Science
5 76 (3.60%) Mobile App
6 73 (3.45%) User Experience
7 68 (3.22%) Fintech
8 53 (2.51%) Management Information System
9 49 (2.32%) Self-Motivation
10 37 (1.75%) N-Tier
11 27 (1.28%) iPhone
12 22 (1.04%) Client/Server
13 21 (0.99%) Social Network
14 13 (0.62%) PMI
14 13 (0.62%) Tandem
15 11 (0.52%) Blog
16 10 (0.47%) Social Media
17 8 (0.38%) Algorithms
17 8 (0.38%) BBC
17 8 (0.38%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 169 (8.00%) Windows
2 86 (4.07%) Android
3 57 (2.70%) Linux
4 50 (2.37%) Apple iOS
5 33 (1.56%) Windows Server
6 23 (1.09%) Unix
7 13 (0.62%) Windows 10
8 10 (0.47%) Mac OS X
9 9 (0.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 9 (0.43%) Windows 7
10 8 (0.38%) Windows Server 2012
11 5 (0.24%) Windows Server 2008
12 4 (0.19%) Solaris
13 2 (0.095%) Ubuntu
13 2 (0.095%) Windows XP
14 1 (0.047%) Embedded Linux
14 1 (0.047%) VME
14 1 (0.047%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,220 (57.74%) Agile Software Development
2 1,048 (49.60%) MVC
3 520 (24.61%) TDD
4 500 (23.66%) Scrum
5 353 (16.71%) Continuous Integration
6 300 (14.20%) Web Application Development
7 290 (13.72%) Software Engineering
8 266 (12.59%) Web Development
9 246 (11.64%) OO
10 235 (11.12%) BDD
11 222 (10.51%) Problem-Solving
12 201 (9.51%) SDLC
13 193 (9.13%) Kanban
14 164 (7.76%) Dependency Injection
14 164 (7.76%) DevOps
15 161 (7.62%) Unit Testing
16 160 (7.57%) Test Automation
17 125 (5.92%) Microservices
18 122 (5.77%) OOP
19 120 (5.68%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 1,756 (83.10%) C#
2 838 (39.66%) JavaScript
3 743 (35.16%) SQL
4 247 (11.69%) Java
5 204 (9.65%) T-SQL
6 147 (6.96%) VB.NET
7 116 (5.49%) Ruby
8 111 (5.25%) C++
9 99 (4.69%) TypeScript
10 91 (4.31%) Python
11 85 (4.02%) PHP
12 72 (3.41%) VB
13 67 (3.17%) C
14 51 (2.41%) PowerShell
15 38 (1.80%) PL/SQL
16 32 (1.51%) Bash Shell
17 31 (1.47%) VBA
18 30 (1.42%) VB6
19 22 (1.04%) F#
20 20 (0.95%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 165 (7.81%) Degree
2 51 (2.41%) Microsoft Certification
3 34 (1.61%) Computer Science Degree
4 24 (1.14%) Security Cleared
5 23 (1.09%) MCSE
6 19 (0.90%) MCSA
7 18 (0.85%) MCP
8 17 (0.80%) CISSP
9 13 (0.62%) PMI Certification
9 13 (0.62%) SC Cleared
10 12 (0.57%) CCNA
10 12 (0.57%) Cisco Certification
10 12 (0.57%) SANS
11 11 (0.52%) DV Cleared
12 10 (0.47%) AWS Certification
12 10 (0.47%) CompTIA Security+
12 10 (0.47%) GIAC
12 10 (0.47%) Linux+ Certification
12 10 (0.47%) Network+ Certification
12 10 (0.47%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 95 (4.50%) QA
2 22 (1.04%) GDPR
3 13 (0.62%) SLA
4 12 (0.57%) Data Quality
5 9 (0.43%) ISO 9001
5 9 (0.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 7 (0.33%) GCP
7 3 (0.14%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 77 (3.64%) Docker
2 19 (0.90%) vSphere
3 18 (0.85%) Active Directory
4 7 (0.33%) Xen
4 7 (0.33%) XenServer
5 4 (0.19%) Hyper-V
6 3 (0.14%) Firmware
6 3 (0.14%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (0.047%) Apache Flume
7 1 (0.047%) HDFS
7 1 (0.047%) Virtual Servers
7 1 (0.047%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 45 (2.13%) Ansible
2 33 (1.56%) Puppet
3 32 (1.51%) Kubernetes
4 25 (1.18%) Opscode Chef
5 23 (1.09%) Kibana
5 23 (1.09%) Salt
6 18 (0.85%) SCCM
7 11 (0.52%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 10 (0.47%) Terraform
9 7 (0.33%) Docker Swarm
10 5 (0.24%) Prometheus
10 5 (0.24%) WSUS
11 4 (0.19%) Istio
12 3 (0.14%) Business Desktop Deployment
13 2 (0.095%) CA Wily
13 2 (0.095%) Marathon
13 2 (0.095%) rkt
13 2 (0.095%) SCVMM
13 2 (0.095%) Single Sign-On
13 2 (0.095%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 552 (26.12%) Microsoft
2 109 (5.16%) Google
3 98 (4.64%) Xamarin
4 86 (4.07%) Oracle
5 53 (2.51%) Facebook
6 44 (2.08%) Sitecore
7 40 (1.89%) Capita
8 32 (1.51%) SAP
9 28 (1.33%) Twitter
10 14 (0.66%) Intapp
11 13 (0.62%) Apple
11 13 (0.62%) HP
12 12 (0.57%) WorldPay
13 10 (0.47%) Reuters
14 9 (0.43%) Adobe
14 9 (0.43%) DevExpress
14 9 (0.43%) Salesforce.com
15 8 (0.38%) Blue Prism
15 8 (0.38%) Sony
15 8 (0.38%) Yahoo!