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

Microsoft .NET (dotNet)
England > North West
6 months to
2 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 4 8 7
Rank change year-on-year +4 -1 -3
Permanent jobs citing .NET 1,096 1,486 2,296
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the North West 19.21% 14.21% 18.23%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 47.59% 36.46% 42.92%
Number of salaries quoted 1,015 1,388 2,238
Median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £33,750 £28,750 £27,500
90th Percentile £67,500 £66,250 £65,000
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.00% +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 2,303 4,076 5,349
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 40.37% 38.99% 42.46%
Number of salaries quoted 1,937 3,117 4,502
Median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £32,500 £28,750 £27,500
90th Percentile £68,850 £68,750 £65,000
England median annual salary £57,500 £54,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +6.48% +8.00% +5.26%

.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 2 July 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 2 July 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 +5 704 £50,000 +5.26% 112
Cheshire +6 293 £45,000 +5.88% 43
Merseyside -13 45 £40,000 - 15
Lancashire -1 44 £44,000 +17.33% 20
Cumbria -14 8 £40,000 +23.08% 7
.NET
England

For the 6 months to 2 July 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.

1 879 (80.20%) C#
2 503 (45.89%) Agile Software Development
3 463 (42.24%) JavaScript
4 393 (35.86%) SQL Server
5 383 (34.95%) Azure
6 380 (34.67%) ASP.NET
7 374 (34.12%) SQL
8 360 (32.85%) MVC
9 337 (30.75%) .NET Core
10 313 (28.56%) HTML
11 312 (28.47%) CSS
12 306 (27.92%) AngularJS
13 300 (27.37%) Microsoft
14 232 (21.17%) ASP.NET Web API
15 219 (19.98%) Software Engineering
16 213 (19.43%) .NET Framework
17 212 (19.34%) ASP.NET MVC
18 198 (18.07%) DevOps
19 173 (15.78%) Microservices
20 171 (15.60%) TDD
21 169 (15.42%) Finance
22 168 (15.33%) React
23 139 (12.68%) AWS
24 117 (10.68%) Problem-Solving
25 112 (10.22%) Entity Framework
26 111 (10.13%) Degree
26 111 (10.13%) Greenfield Project
27 107 (9.76%) REST
27 107 (9.76%) Web Services
28 106 (9.67%) Scrum

.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 36 (3.28%) CMS
2 32 (2.92%) IIS
3 22 (2.01%) Umbraco
4 14 (1.28%) NServiceBus
4 14 (1.28%) SharePoint
5 13 (1.19%) Sitecore CMS
6 9 (0.82%) Apache
6 9 (0.82%) Mule
7 6 (0.55%) Sitefinity
8 5 (0.46%) BizTalk Server
8 5 (0.46%) Confluence
8 5 (0.46%) Liferay
9 4 (0.36%) JBoss
9 4 (0.36%) nginx
9 4 (0.36%) SharePoint 2013
9 4 (0.36%) Tomcat
9 4 (0.36%) WebLogic
10 3 (0.27%) Elasticsearch
11 1 (0.091%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 1 (0.091%) WordPress
Applications
1 6 (0.55%) Chatbot
1 6 (0.55%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.091%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.091%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 12 (1.09%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (0.82%) SDL Web 8
3 4 (0.36%) Infor M3
4 2 (0.18%) Dynamics NAV
4 2 (0.18%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 1 (0.091%) Aareon QL
5 1 (0.091%) Elite 3E
5 1 (0.091%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 383 (34.95%) Azure
2 139 (12.68%) AWS
3 51 (4.65%) GitHub
4 29 (2.65%) Serverless
5 20 (1.82%) GCP
6 17 (1.55%) SaaS
7 11 (1.00%) Power Platform
8 9 (0.82%) Office 365
9 8 (0.73%) AWS Lambda
9 8 (0.73%) npm
10 7 (0.64%) Azure Active Directory
10 7 (0.64%) Cloud Computing
10 7 (0.64%) Dynamics 365
11 5 (0.46%) Logic Apps
12 4 (0.36%) OneDrive
12 4 (0.36%) PowerApps
13 3 (0.27%) Slack
14 2 (0.18%) OpenShift
14 2 (0.18%) PaaS
15 1 (0.091%) Akamai
Communications & Networking
1 21 (1.92%) TCP/IP
2 16 (1.46%) Internet
3 15 (1.37%) Wireless
4 13 (1.19%) Bluetooth
4 13 (1.19%) LTE
4 13 (1.19%) MQTT
4 13 (1.19%) Skype
4 13 (1.19%) Wi-Fi
5 9 (0.82%) HTTP
6 5 (0.46%) Firewall
7 4 (0.36%) AMQP
7 4 (0.36%) Intranet
7 4 (0.36%) SSL
8 2 (0.18%) DNS
8 2 (0.18%) LAN
8 2 (0.18%) WAN
9 1 (0.091%) RFID
9 1 (0.091%) VLAN
9 1 (0.091%) VPN
9 1 (0.091%) WEP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 393 (35.86%) SQL Server
2 51 (4.65%) NoSQL
3 48 (4.38%) Relational Database
4 37 (3.38%) MongoDB
5 28 (2.55%) MySQL
6 25 (2.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 25 (2.28%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 16 (1.46%) RDBMS
8 13 (1.19%) PostgreSQL
8 13 (1.19%) SQL Server 2008
9 12 (1.09%) Cosmos DB
10 11 (1.00%) Power BI
11 9 (0.82%) Data Warehouse
12 8 (0.73%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 8 (0.73%) Big Data
13 6 (0.55%) BusinessObjects
13 6 (0.55%) Crystal Reports
13 6 (0.55%) Oracle Database
14 5 (0.46%) Azure SQL Database
14 5 (0.46%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 105 (9.58%) Git (software)
2 81 (7.39%) Team Foundation Server
3 67 (6.11%) Visual Studio
4 66 (6.02%) Selenium
5 58 (5.29%) NUnit
6 46 (4.20%) Jenkins
7 42 (3.83%) JIRA
8 31 (2.83%) TeamCity
9 26 (2.37%) Octopus Deploy
10 22 (2.01%) WebDriver
11 21 (1.92%) Maven
12 17 (1.55%) Bitbucket
12 17 (1.55%) Cucumber
13 16 (1.46%) Cypress.io
13 16 (1.46%) Hudson
13 16 (1.46%) JUnit
13 16 (1.46%) TestNG
14 15 (1.37%) SpecFlow
15 14 (1.28%) Appium
16 13 (1.19%) GCC
General
1 169 (15.42%) Finance
2 36 (3.28%) Retail
3 26 (2.37%) Law
4 23 (2.10%) Manufacturing
5 21 (1.92%) Public Sector
6 18 (1.64%) Automotive
7 17 (1.55%) Legal
8 16 (1.46%) Marketing
9 14 (1.28%) Local Government
10 13 (1.19%) Electronics
10 13 (1.19%) Telecoms
11 12 (1.09%) Banking
12 9 (0.82%) Financial Institution
13 8 (0.73%) Games
13 8 (0.73%) Pharmaceutical
14 4 (0.36%) Advertising
14 4 (0.36%) Housing Association
15 2 (0.18%) Billing
15 2 (0.18%) Environmental Health
16 1 (0.091%) Military
Job Titles
1 743 (67.79%) Developer
2 334 (30.47%) .NET Developer
3 251 (22.90%) C# Developer
4 233 (21.26%) Software Developer
5 173 (15.78%) Senior Developer
6 134 (12.23%) C# .NET Developer
7 123 (11.22%) Software Engineer
8 87 (7.94%) Architect
9 82 (7.48%) Senior .NET Developer
9 82 (7.48%) Solutions Architect
10 74 (6.75%) C# Software Developer
11 68 (6.20%) .NET Software Developer
12 67 (6.11%) Lead Developer
13 63 (5.75%) Full Stack Developer
14 50 (4.56%) .NET Software Engineer
15 49 (4.47%) Senior C# Developer
15 49 (4.47%) Senior Software Engineer
16 43 (3.92%) Angular Developer
17 38 (3.47%) Lead .NET Developer
17 38 (3.47%) Senior Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 380 (34.67%) ASP.NET
2 337 (30.75%) .NET Core
3 313 (28.56%) HTML
4 312 (28.47%) CSS
5 306 (27.92%) AngularJS
6 232 (21.17%) ASP.NET Web API
7 213 (19.43%) .NET Framework
8 212 (19.34%) ASP.NET MVC
9 168 (15.33%) React
10 112 (10.22%) Entity Framework
11 107 (9.76%) REST
11 107 (9.76%) Web Services
12 98 (8.94%) jQuery
13 86 (7.85%) HTML5
14 78 (7.12%) Node.js
15 73 (6.66%) WCF
16 65 (5.93%) RESTful
17 62 (5.66%) JSON
18 49 (4.47%) Vue.js
19 47 (4.29%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 111 (10.13%) Greenfield Project
2 60 (5.47%) Analytical Skills
3 48 (4.38%) Enterprise Software
4 47 (4.29%) Self-Motivation
5 42 (3.83%) Mobile App
6 37 (3.38%) User Experience
7 27 (2.46%) Cloud Native
8 14 (1.28%) Data Structures
8 14 (1.28%) Internet of Things
9 12 (1.09%) NHS
9 12 (1.09%) Social Media
10 11 (1.00%) Virtual Team
11 9 (0.82%) Driving Licence
12 8 (0.73%) Blog
13 7 (0.64%) Management Information System
14 6 (0.55%) Algorithms
14 6 (0.55%) Linux Command Line
14 6 (0.55%) N-Tier
14 6 (0.55%) Replication
15 5 (0.46%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 47 (4.29%) Windows
2 25 (2.28%) Linux
3 19 (1.73%) Apple iOS
4 18 (1.64%) Android
5 6 (0.55%) Windows Server
6 4 (0.36%) VMS
6 4 (0.36%) Windows 10
6 4 (0.36%) Windows Server 2016
7 3 (0.27%) Unix
8 2 (0.18%) Mac OS
9 1 (0.091%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 503 (45.89%) Agile Software Development
2 360 (32.85%) MVC
3 219 (19.98%) Software Engineering
4 198 (18.07%) DevOps
5 173 (15.78%) Microservices
6 171 (15.60%) TDD
7 117 (10.68%) Problem-Solving
8 106 (9.67%) Scrum
9 95 (8.67%) Unit Testing
10 93 (8.49%) Test Automation
11 90 (8.21%) Continuous Integration
12 85 (7.76%) OO
13 84 (7.66%) Web Development
14 81 (7.39%) Mentoring
15 76 (6.93%) BDD
15 76 (6.93%) SDLC
16 52 (4.74%) Computer Science
17 48 (4.38%) SOLID
18 43 (3.92%) User Stories
19 42 (3.83%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 879 (80.20%) C#
2 463 (42.24%) JavaScript
3 374 (34.12%) SQL
4 99 (9.03%) Java
5 88 (8.03%) TypeScript
6 71 (6.48%) VB.NET
7 55 (5.02%) C++
8 46 (4.20%) T-SQL
9 45 (4.11%) C
10 41 (3.74%) Python
11 33 (3.01%) VB
12 27 (2.46%) PHP
13 22 (2.01%) PowerShell
14 17 (1.55%) ES6
14 17 (1.55%) VB6
15 16 (1.46%) Ruby
16 13 (1.19%) Embedded C
17 10 (0.91%) Go
18 9 (0.82%) VBScript
19 8 (0.73%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 111 (10.13%) Degree
2 21 (1.92%) Microsoft Certification
3 20 (1.82%) TOGAF Certification
4 10 (0.91%) DBS Check
5 9 (0.82%) Computer Science Degree
6 8 (0.73%) MCSD
7 7 (0.64%) ISTQB
8 4 (0.36%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 4 (0.36%) MCPD
9 3 (0.27%) CSSLP
9 3 (0.27%) GIAC
9 3 (0.27%) ISEB
9 3 (0.27%) SANS
10 2 (0.18%) MCAD
10 2 (0.18%) Security Cleared
11 1 (0.091%) DV Cleared
11 1 (0.091%) ITIL Certification
11 1 (0.091%) MCP
11 1 (0.091%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 1 (0.091%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 58 (5.29%) QA
2 28 (2.55%) GDPR
3 15 (1.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 14 (1.28%) PCI DSS
5 4 (0.36%) NIST
6 1 (0.091%) HIPAA
6 1 (0.091%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 1 (0.091%) PMO
6 1 (0.091%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.091%) SLA
System Software
1 70 (6.39%) Docker
2 13 (1.19%) Firmware
3 10 (0.91%) Active Directory
4 6 (0.55%) VMware Infrastructure
5 5 (0.46%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
6 4 (0.36%) Microsoft App-V
6 4 (0.36%) VMware ESXi
6 4 (0.36%) vSphere
6 4 (0.36%) Xen
Systems Management
1 42 (3.83%) Kubernetes
2 14 (1.28%) Terraform
3 12 (1.09%) Opscode Chef
4 8 (0.73%) Puppet
5 6 (0.55%) SCCM
6 5 (0.46%) Tivoli
7 4 (0.36%) Ansible
7 4 (0.36%) IBM BigFix
7 4 (0.36%) vCenter Server
8 2 (0.18%) HP Quality Center
9 1 (0.091%) Docker Swarm
9 1 (0.091%) Kibana
Vendors
1 300 (27.37%) Microsoft
2 37 (3.38%) Xamarin
3 23 (2.10%) Oracle
4 22 (2.01%) Sitecore
5 19 (1.73%) Google
5 19 (1.73%) webMethods
6 14 (1.28%) SAP
7 12 (1.09%) IBM
8 11 (1.00%) TOWER Software
9 10 (0.91%) Red Hat
10 9 (0.82%) New Relic
11 8 (0.73%) Sage
11 8 (0.73%) Salesforce.com
11 8 (0.73%) VMware
12 7 (0.64%) McAfee
13 6 (0.55%) TIBCO
14 5 (0.46%) Qualys
15 4 (0.36%) DevExpress
15 4 (0.36%) ServiceNow
15 4 (0.36%) Telerik