Period
to 18 July 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 18 July 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft .NET (dotNet)
England > North West
6 months to
18 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 8 7 4
Rank change year-on-year -1 -3 +1
Permanent jobs citing .NET 1,464 2,227 2,706
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 13.95% 17.89% 20.62%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 35.59% 42.97% 46.41%
Number of salaries quoted 1,267 1,999 2,434
North West median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £28,750 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £66,250 £65,000 £57,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +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 4,114 5,183 5,831
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 39.20% 41.63% 44.43%
Number of salaries quoted 3,127 4,388 4,917
North West median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £28,750 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £67,600 £65,000 £60,000
England median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +10.00% +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 18 July 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 18 July 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 -8 820 £47,500 +5.56% 268
Cheshire -3 330 £42,500 - 118
Lancashire -2 167 £37,500 - 40
Merseyside +1 133 £40,750 +1.88% 31
Cumbria +7 9 £32,500 -27.78% 1
.NET
England

For the 6 months to 18 July 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 1,170 (79.92%) C#
2 719 (49.11%) Agile Software Development
3 640 (43.72%) SQL Server
4 625 (42.69%) ASP.NET
5 581 (39.69%) MVC
6 536 (36.61%) SQL
7 519 (35.45%) JavaScript
8 431 (29.44%) HTML
9 401 (27.39%) Microsoft
10 385 (26.30%) CSS
11 361 (24.66%) AngularJS
12 343 (23.43%) Microsoft Azure
13 320 (21.86%) ASP.NET MVC
14 263 (17.96%) Software Engineering
14 263 (17.96%) .NET Core
15 258 (17.62%) .NET Framework
16 224 (15.30%) Degree
17 218 (14.89%) DevOps
18 213 (14.55%) ASP.NET Web API
19 203 (13.87%) TDD
20 202 (13.80%) jQuery
21 194 (13.25%) Finance
22 190 (12.98%) Java
23 188 (12.84%) Scrum
24 186 (12.70%) Git (software)
25 182 (12.43%) SDLC
26 172 (11.75%) Web Services
27 159 (10.86%) XML
28 151 (10.31%) OO
29 150 (10.25%) React

.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 45 (3.07%) Umbraco
2 38 (2.60%) CMS
3 36 (2.46%) IIS
4 29 (1.98%) Confluence
4 29 (1.98%) SharePoint
5 24 (1.64%) WebSphere
6 14 (0.96%) Sitecore CMS
7 11 (0.75%) Elasticsearch
8 8 (0.55%) BizTalk Server
8 8 (0.55%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 7 (0.48%) Kentico
10 6 (0.41%) Apache
11 5 (0.34%) WordPress
12 3 (0.20%) nginx
12 3 (0.20%) NServiceBus
12 3 (0.20%) SharePoint 2013
13 2 (0.14%) Drupal
14 1 (0.068%) EPiServer
14 1 (0.068%) SharePoint Server
14 1 (0.068%) Sitefinity
Applications
1 18 (1.23%) Microsoft Office
2 9 (0.61%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.14%) Chatbot
3 2 (0.14%) PrintSoft PReS
4 1 (0.068%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 43 (2.94%) Dynamics CRM
2 26 (1.78%) Dynamics NAV
3 9 (0.61%) Payment Gateway
4 7 (0.48%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
5 4 (0.27%) Dynamics GP
5 4 (0.27%) Infor SunSystems
6 2 (0.14%) Dynamics AX
6 2 (0.14%) NetSuite
6 2 (0.14%) Sage 50
6 2 (0.14%) SDL Web 8
7 1 (0.068%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 343 (23.43%) Microsoft Azure
2 134 (9.15%) Amazon AWS
3 42 (2.87%) SaaS
4 33 (2.25%) Serverless
5 24 (1.64%) Power Platform
6 22 (1.50%) Google Cloud Platform
7 16 (1.09%) Dynamics 365
8 14 (0.96%) IaaS
9 10 (0.68%) AWS Lambda
10 9 (0.61%) Amazon S3
10 9 (0.61%) Azure Active Directory
10 9 (0.61%) GitHub
11 8 (0.55%) AWS CloudFormation
11 8 (0.55%) Azure Functions
11 8 (0.55%) Office 365
12 6 (0.41%) Asana
12 6 (0.41%) Cloud Computing
12 6 (0.41%) Google Play
12 6 (0.41%) npm
13 5 (0.34%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 87 (5.94%) Broadband
2 19 (1.30%) Internet
3 16 (1.09%) HTTP
4 9 (0.61%) TCP/IP
5 8 (0.55%) Ethernet
6 7 (0.48%) LLU
7 6 (0.41%) Network Security
8 5 (0.34%) Firewall
9 4 (0.27%) DNS
10 3 (0.20%) FTP
10 3 (0.20%) Intranet
10 3 (0.20%) SMTP
10 3 (0.20%) SSL
10 3 (0.20%) WAN
11 2 (0.14%) Intrusion Detection
11 2 (0.14%) IPv4
11 2 (0.14%) Skype
12 1 (0.068%) CTI
12 1 (0.068%) RS-232
12 1 (0.068%) RS-485
Database & Business Intelligence
1 640 (43.72%) SQL Server
2 82 (5.60%) NoSQL
3 62 (4.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 61 (4.17%) Relational Database
4 61 (4.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 54 (3.69%) SQL Server 2016
6 50 (3.42%) MongoDB
6 50 (3.42%) MySQL
7 35 (2.39%) RDBMS
7 35 (2.39%) SQL Server 2008
8 29 (1.98%) Data Warehouse
9 23 (1.57%) SQL Server 2014
10 21 (1.43%) Power BI
11 19 (1.30%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 17 (1.16%) PostgreSQL
13 15 (1.02%) BusinessObjects
14 14 (0.96%) Crystal Reports
15 13 (0.89%) Amazon DynamoDB
16 12 (0.82%) SQL Server 2012
17 11 (0.75%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 186 (12.70%) Git (software)
2 117 (7.99%) Visual Studio
3 86 (5.87%) Team Foundation Server
4 85 (5.81%) JIRA
5 56 (3.83%) SoapUI
6 48 (3.28%) Selenium
7 47 (3.21%) Grunt
8 33 (2.25%) NUnit
8 33 (2.25%) TeamCity
9 28 (1.91%) gulp
10 23 (1.57%) Jenkins
11 21 (1.43%) MSTest
11 21 (1.43%) webpack
12 20 (1.37%) Octopus Deploy
13 15 (1.02%) ReSharper
14 14 (0.96%) Mercurial
15 12 (0.82%) IBM UrbanCode
16 11 (0.75%) Bitbucket
17 9 (0.61%) Cucumber
17 9 (0.61%) Subversion
General
1 194 (13.25%) Finance
2 67 (4.58%) Telecoms
3 51 (3.48%) Retail
4 47 (3.21%) Banking
5 46 (3.14%) Marketing
6 42 (2.87%) Games
7 41 (2.80%) Manufacturing
8 14 (0.96%) Legal
9 12 (0.82%) Pharmaceutical
10 7 (0.48%) Billing
11 5 (0.34%) Advertising
11 5 (0.34%) Automotive
12 4 (0.27%) Electronics
12 4 (0.27%) Law
13 2 (0.14%) Back Office
13 2 (0.14%) Financial Institution
13 2 (0.14%) Local Government
14 1 (0.068%) Online Betting
14 1 (0.068%) Publishing
14 1 (0.068%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 1,031 (70.42%) Developer
2 510 (34.84%) .NET Developer
3 509 (34.77%) C# Developer
4 300 (20.49%) C# .NET Developer
5 272 (18.58%) Software Developer
6 229 (15.64%) Senior Developer
7 156 (10.66%) C# Software Developer
8 116 (7.92%) Software Engineer
9 115 (7.86%) Senior .NET Developer
10 112 (7.65%) Senior C# Developer
11 107 (7.31%) .NET Software Developer
12 98 (6.69%) Programmer
13 81 (5.53%) C# Programmer
14 77 (5.26%) ASP.NET Developer
14 77 (5.26%) Full Stack Developer
15 75 (5.12%) C# ASP.NET Developer
16 68 (4.64%) JavaScript Developer
17 61 (4.17%) Architect
18 59 (4.03%) SQL Developer
19 57 (3.89%) Senior C# .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 625 (42.69%) ASP.NET
2 431 (29.44%) HTML
3 385 (26.30%) CSS
4 361 (24.66%) AngularJS
5 320 (21.86%) ASP.NET MVC
6 263 (17.96%) .NET Core
7 258 (17.62%) .NET Framework
8 213 (14.55%) ASP.NET Web API
9 202 (13.80%) jQuery
10 172 (11.75%) Web Services
11 159 (10.86%) XML
12 150 (10.25%) React
13 147 (10.04%) WCF
14 144 (9.84%) REST
15 138 (9.43%) RESTful
16 115 (7.86%) Entity Framework
17 103 (7.04%) HTML5
18 88 (6.01%) WPF
19 85 (5.81%) SOAP
20 74 (5.05%) Vue.js
Miscellaneous
1 111 (7.58%) Greenfield Project
2 96 (6.56%) Analytical Skills
3 62 (4.23%) Mobile App
4 60 (4.10%) User Experience
5 56 (3.83%) Enterprise Software
6 48 (3.28%) Self-Motivation
7 25 (1.71%) Robotics
8 20 (1.37%) Client/Server
9 19 (1.30%) Management Information System
9 19 (1.30%) NHS
10 13 (0.89%) Algorithms
11 12 (0.82%) Data Structures
11 12 (0.82%) Life Science
12 10 (0.68%) Data Centre
13 9 (0.61%) Cloud Native
13 9 (0.61%) N-Tier
14 7 (0.48%) Fixed Income
14 7 (0.48%) Replication
15 6 (0.41%) iPhone
16 5 (0.34%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 133 (9.08%) Windows
2 50 (3.42%) Linux
3 46 (3.14%) Android
4 30 (2.05%) Apple iOS
5 28 (1.91%) Windows Server
6 16 (1.09%) Unix
7 8 (0.55%) Windows Server 2012
8 6 (0.41%) Windows Server 2008
9 5 (0.34%) CentOS
9 5 (0.34%) Windows Server 2003
10 2 (0.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (0.068%) DC/OS
11 1 (0.068%) Debian
11 1 (0.068%) Ubuntu
11 1 (0.068%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 719 (49.11%) Agile Software Development
2 581 (39.69%) MVC
3 263 (17.96%) Software Engineering
4 218 (14.89%) DevOps
5 203 (13.87%) TDD
6 188 (12.84%) Scrum
7 182 (12.43%) SDLC
8 151 (10.31%) OO
9 150 (10.25%) Problem-Solving
10 142 (9.70%) Test Automation
11 140 (9.56%) Continuous Integration
12 130 (8.88%) Web Development
13 120 (8.20%) Microservices
14 119 (8.13%) Mentoring
15 92 (6.28%) Unit Testing
16 89 (6.08%) Continuous Improvement
17 86 (5.87%) CRM
18 81 (5.53%) OOP
19 79 (5.40%) SOLID
20 75 (5.12%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 1,170 (79.92%) C#
2 536 (36.61%) SQL
3 519 (35.45%) JavaScript
4 190 (12.98%) Java
5 145 (9.90%) T-SQL
6 125 (8.54%) C++
7 85 (5.81%) VB.NET
8 66 (4.51%) TypeScript
9 58 (3.96%) Python
10 47 (3.21%) PowerShell
11 43 (2.94%) PHP
12 33 (2.25%) C
13 31 (2.12%) VB
14 23 (1.57%) PL/SQL
15 21 (1.43%) VBA
16 18 (1.23%) Ruby
17 17 (1.16%) VB6
18 14 (0.96%) VBScript
19 10 (0.68%) Scala
20 9 (0.61%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 224 (15.30%) Degree
2 34 (2.32%) ISTQB
3 32 (2.19%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 16 (1.09%) Computer Science Degree
5 12 (0.82%) Microsoft Certification
6 8 (0.55%) Master's Degree
6 8 (0.55%) TOGAF Certification
7 6 (0.41%) Security Cleared
8 5 (0.34%) HND
8 5 (0.34%) MCSD
8 5 (0.34%) PMI Certification
9 4 (0.27%) Postgraduate
10 3 (0.20%) ISEB
10 3 (0.20%) Numerate Degree
11 2 (0.14%) CHECK Team Leader
11 2 (0.14%) CHECK Team Member
11 2 (0.14%) Cisco Certification
11 2 (0.14%) CREST Certified
11 2 (0.14%) OSCP
11 2 (0.14%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 71 (4.85%) QA
2 14 (0.96%) GDPR
3 6 (0.41%) Cyber Essentials
4 5 (0.34%) SLA
5 4 (0.27%) ISO 9001
6 3 (0.20%) PMO
7 2 (0.14%) Data Quality
7 2 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 1 (0.068%) IEC 61508
8 1 (0.068%) MISRA
8 1 (0.068%) MISRA C
8 1 (0.068%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 72 (4.92%) Docker
2 22 (1.50%) Active Directory
3 12 (0.82%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
4 9 (0.61%) Hyper-V
4 9 (0.61%) VMware Infrastructure
5 4 (0.27%) Terminal Server
6 3 (0.20%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (0.068%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 42 (2.87%) Kubernetes
2 24 (1.64%) CA Service Virtualization
3 12 (0.82%) Tivoli
4 9 (0.61%) Single Sign-On
4 9 (0.61%) Terraform
5 7 (0.48%) Docker Swarm
5 7 (0.48%) Puppet
6 6 (0.41%) Ansible
7 4 (0.27%) Opscode Chef
8 3 (0.20%) SCCM
8 3 (0.20%) SCOM
8 3 (0.20%) ZABBIX
9 2 (0.14%) AirWatch
9 2 (0.14%) cPanel
9 2 (0.14%) Jamf Pro
9 2 (0.14%) Microsoft Intune
9 2 (0.14%) MIIS
9 2 (0.14%) Plesk
10 1 (0.068%) Prometheus
10 1 (0.068%) SQL Sentry
Vendors
1 401 (27.39%) Microsoft
2 52 (3.55%) Pega
3 43 (2.94%) Oracle
4 34 (2.32%) Xamarin
5 33 (2.25%) Salesforce.com
6 30 (2.05%) Google
7 24 (1.64%) CA
8 21 (1.43%) IBM
9 20 (1.37%) Sitecore
10 13 (0.89%) TIBCO
11 11 (0.75%) Sage
11 11 (0.75%) VMware
12 9 (0.61%) Facebook
12 9 (0.61%) SAP
13 8 (0.55%) Nintex
14 7 (0.48%) Sparx
15 5 (0.34%) Apple
15 5 (0.34%) Citrix
15 5 (0.34%) Sun
15 5 (0.34%) webMethods