Period
to 15 December 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 15 December 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft .NET (dotNet)
England > North West
6 months to
15 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 8 6 4
Rank change year-on-year -2 -2 +2
Permanent jobs citing .NET 1,948 2,398 2,496
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 17.37% 18.27% 20.04%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 45.13% 41.53% 47.70%
Number of salaries quoted 1,762 2,167 2,326
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 £28,300 £26,250
90th Percentile £67,500 £61,250 £58,750
England median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +11.11% - +3.45%

.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 4,316 5,774 5,233
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 38.48% 43.98% 42.02%
Number of salaries quoted 3,596 4,820 4,561
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 £26,250
90th Percentile £68,750 £62,500 £58,750
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.00% +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 15 December 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 15 December 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 1,292 £47,500 +11.76% 251
Cheshire -1 419 £45,000 +5.88% 97
Merseyside +3 122 £41,000 +2.50% 54
Lancashire -1 107 £37,500 +7.14% 42
Cumbria -4 3 £35,000 -17.65% 3
.NET
England

For the 6 months to 15 December 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 1,633 (83.83%) C#
2 1,128 (57.91%) Agile Software Development
3 1,023 (52.52%) SQL Server
4 1,014 (52.05%) ASP.NET
5 918 (47.13%) MVC
6 828 (42.51%) JavaScript
7 649 (33.32%) ASP.NET MVC
8 643 (33.01%) HTML
9 638 (32.75%) AngularJS
10 611 (31.37%) SQL
11 572 (29.36%) Microsoft
12 568 (29.16%) CSS
13 525 (26.95%) TDD
14 507 (26.03%) ASP.NET Web API
15 440 (22.59%) Microsoft Azure
16 436 (22.38%) Scrum
17 373 (19.15%) .NET Framework
18 368 (18.89%) Continuous Integration
19 310 (15.91%) Web Application Development
19 310 (15.91%) Finance
20 305 (15.66%) SQL Server 2016
21 286 (14.68%) RESTful
22 274 (14.07%) .NET Core
23 266 (13.66%) WCF
24 261 (13.40%) Greenfield Project
25 240 (12.32%) BDD
26 229 (11.76%) Kanban
27 225 (11.55%) OO
27 225 (11.55%) Software Engineering
28 222 (11.40%) jQuery

.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 67 (3.44%) Elasticsearch
2 62 (3.18%) CMS
3 59 (3.03%) IIS
4 55 (2.82%) SharePoint
5 23 (1.18%) Umbraco
6 22 (1.13%) Confluence
7 18 (0.92%) BizTalk Server
8 12 (0.62%) Sitecore CMS
9 11 (0.56%) nginx
10 10 (0.51%) Kentico
11 9 (0.46%) Apache
12 8 (0.41%) EPiServer
12 8 (0.41%) SharePoint 2013
13 7 (0.36%) Sitefinity
14 6 (0.31%) WebLogic
15 5 (0.26%) Apache Pig
15 5 (0.26%) Tomcat
15 5 (0.26%) WordPress
16 4 (0.21%) Cloud Foundry
16 4 (0.21%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 23 (1.18%) Microsoft Office
2 10 (0.51%) Photoshop
3 5 (0.26%) Microsoft Excel
4 3 (0.15%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 3 (0.15%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 3 (0.15%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.10%) AutoCAD
5 2 (0.10%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 67 (3.44%) Dynamics CRM
2 16 (0.82%) Dynamics NAV
3 8 (0.41%) Visualfiles
4 5 (0.26%) Dynamics AX
4 5 (0.26%) Magento
5 2 (0.10%) Oracle Applications
5 2 (0.10%) Sage 200
5 2 (0.10%) SAP Business One
5 2 (0.10%) SAP HR
6 1 (0.051%) BPCS
6 1 (0.051%) NetSuite
6 1 (0.051%) Payment Gateway
6 1 (0.051%) SDL Web 8
Cloud Services
1 440 (22.59%) Microsoft Azure
2 143 (7.34%) Amazon AWS
3 35 (1.80%) Dynamics 365
4 34 (1.75%) SaaS
5 26 (1.33%) Google Play
6 21 (1.08%) Serverless
7 16 (0.82%) GitHub
7 16 (0.82%) Google Cloud Platform
8 15 (0.77%) Cloud Computing
9 14 (0.72%) NuGet
10 9 (0.46%) AWS Lambda
10 9 (0.46%) Office 365
11 8 (0.41%) Azure Functions
11 8 (0.41%) Google Analytics
12 7 (0.36%) Amazon EC2
13 6 (0.31%) Amazon S3
13 6 (0.31%) npm
13 6 (0.31%) PaaS
14 4 (0.21%) OpenShift
15 3 (0.15%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 111 (5.70%) Internet
2 31 (1.59%) Broadband
3 25 (1.28%) Hyperconnected
4 21 (1.08%) HTTP
5 18 (0.92%) Intranet
6 8 (0.41%) TCP/IP
7 6 (0.31%) Firewall
8 5 (0.26%) SSL
8 5 (0.26%) VoIP
9 4 (0.21%) Unified Communications
10 2 (0.10%) Kerberos
10 2 (0.10%) SMS
11 1 (0.051%) LLU
11 1 (0.051%) VPN
11 1 (0.051%) X.509
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,023 (52.52%) SQL Server
2 305 (15.66%) SQL Server 2016
3 167 (8.57%) NoSQL
4 99 (5.08%) MongoDB
5 67 (3.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 63 (3.23%) MySQL
7 56 (2.87%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 55 (2.82%) RavenDB
9 46 (2.36%) Relational Database
10 36 (1.85%) SQL Server 2008
11 31 (1.59%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 27 (1.39%) SQL Server 2012
13 24 (1.23%) RDBMS
14 22 (1.13%) Data Warehouse
15 21 (1.08%) Big Data
16 20 (1.03%) Oracle Database
17 15 (0.77%) Oracle Reports
17 15 (0.77%) SQL Server 2005
18 11 (0.56%) Oracle Database 10g
18 11 (0.56%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 217 (11.14%) Git (software)
1 217 (11.14%) Visual Studio
2 131 (6.72%) Team Foundation Server
3 76 (3.90%) JIRA
4 68 (3.49%) Selenium
5 61 (3.13%) NUnit
6 49 (2.52%) MSTest
7 38 (1.95%) TeamCity
8 32 (1.64%) Bitbucket
9 30 (1.54%) Subversion
10 27 (1.39%) Grunt
11 26 (1.33%) Jenkins
12 25 (1.28%) SoapUI
13 21 (1.08%) gulp
14 19 (0.98%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 19 (0.98%) Octopus Deploy
15 17 (0.87%) Cucumber
16 16 (0.82%) SpecFlow
17 15 (0.77%) Mercurial
18 14 (0.72%) Oracle Forms
General
1 310 (15.91%) Finance
2 153 (7.85%) Games
3 75 (3.85%) Advertising
4 58 (2.98%) Marketing
5 42 (2.16%) Retail
6 39 (2.00%) Telecoms
7 26 (1.33%) Manufacturing
8 23 (1.18%) Banking
9 15 (0.77%) Electronics
9 15 (0.77%) Legal
10 12 (0.62%) Back Office
11 11 (0.56%) Automotive
12 9 (0.46%) Law
13 4 (0.21%) Financial Institution
13 4 (0.21%) Front Office
13 4 (0.21%) Pharmaceutical
14 2 (0.10%) Investment Banking
15 1 (0.051%) Billing
15 1 (0.051%) Dutch Language
15 1 (0.051%) Music Industry
Job Titles
1 1,539 (79.00%) Developer
2 1,016 (52.16%) .NET Developer
3 644 (33.06%) C# Developer
4 484 (24.85%) C# .NET Developer
5 265 (13.60%) Software Developer
6 229 (11.76%) Senior Developer
7 160 (8.21%) ASP.NET Developer
8 144 (7.39%) C# Software Developer
9 143 (7.34%) C# ASP.NET Developer
10 141 (7.24%) .NET Software Developer
11 131 (6.72%) Senior .NET Developer
12 109 (5.60%) Lead Developer
13 104 (5.34%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
14 96 (4.93%) WPF Developer
15 94 (4.83%) Software Engineer
15 94 (4.83%) Web Developer
16 89 (4.57%) C# WPF Developer
17 84 (4.31%) Senior C# Developer
18 80 (4.11%) SQL Developer
19 76 (3.90%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,014 (52.05%) ASP.NET
2 649 (33.32%) ASP.NET MVC
3 643 (33.01%) HTML
4 638 (32.75%) AngularJS
5 568 (29.16%) CSS
6 507 (26.03%) ASP.NET Web API
7 373 (19.15%) .NET Framework
8 286 (14.68%) RESTful
9 274 (14.07%) .NET Core
10 266 (13.66%) WCF
11 222 (11.40%) jQuery
12 203 (10.42%) Web Services
13 193 (9.91%) HTML5
14 187 (9.60%) ASP.NET MVC 5
15 185 (9.50%) Twitter Bootstrap
16 162 (8.32%) WPF
17 153 (7.85%) Entity Framework
18 151 (7.75%) React
19 143 (7.34%) SOAP
20 137 (7.03%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 261 (13.40%) Greenfield Project
2 116 (5.95%) Enterprise Software
3 100 (5.13%) Analytical Skills
4 75 (3.85%) Mobile App
5 74 (3.80%) User Experience
6 71 (3.64%) Fintech
7 40 (2.05%) PMI
8 34 (1.75%) Self-Motivation
9 26 (1.33%) iPhone
10 25 (1.28%) N-Tier
11 24 (1.23%) BBC
11 24 (1.23%) Social Media
11 24 (1.23%) Social Network
11 24 (1.23%) Tandem
12 17 (0.87%) Blog
13 16 (0.82%) Management Information System
14 14 (0.72%) Algorithms
15 12 (0.62%) Data Structures
16 11 (0.56%) Replication
16 11 (0.56%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 155 (7.96%) Windows
2 61 (3.13%) Android
3 34 (1.75%) Apple iOS
4 31 (1.59%) Linux
5 23 (1.18%) Windows Server
6 12 (0.62%) Windows 10
7 9 (0.46%) Windows 7
8 8 (0.41%) Solaris
8 8 (0.41%) Windows Server 2012
9 5 (0.26%) Mac OS X
9 5 (0.26%) Unix
10 4 (0.21%) Windows Server 2008
11 3 (0.15%) Ubuntu
12 2 (0.10%) Embedded Linux
12 2 (0.10%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 2 (0.10%) Windows Phone
13 1 (0.051%) CentOS
13 1 (0.051%) Debian
13 1 (0.051%) VME
13 1 (0.051%) Windows Phone 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,128 (57.91%) Agile Software Development
2 918 (47.13%) MVC
3 525 (26.95%) TDD
4 436 (22.38%) Scrum
5 368 (18.89%) Continuous Integration
6 310 (15.91%) Web Application Development
7 240 (12.32%) BDD
8 229 (11.76%) Kanban
9 225 (11.55%) OO
9 225 (11.55%) Software Engineering
10 212 (10.88%) Web Development
11 189 (9.70%) Problem-Solving
12 188 (9.65%) Dependency Injection
13 165 (8.47%) SDLC
14 135 (6.93%) MVVM
15 134 (6.88%) Test Automation
16 130 (6.67%) Unit Testing
17 124 (6.37%) Microservices
18 121 (6.21%) DevOps
19 98 (5.03%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 1,633 (83.83%) C#
2 828 (42.51%) JavaScript
3 611 (31.37%) SQL
4 163 (8.37%) Java
5 159 (8.16%) T-SQL
6 95 (4.88%) VB.NET
7 92 (4.72%) Ruby
7 92 (4.72%) TypeScript
8 76 (3.90%) C++
9 52 (2.67%) C
10 50 (2.57%) VB
11 47 (2.41%) PHP
12 45 (2.31%) Python
13 36 (1.85%) PL/SQL
14 33 (1.69%) PowerShell
15 18 (0.92%) VB6
16 15 (0.77%) Go
17 12 (0.62%) VBA
18 11 (0.56%) Bash Shell
18 11 (0.56%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 131 (6.72%) Degree
2 40 (2.05%) PMI Certification
3 29 (1.49%) Computer Science Degree
3 29 (1.49%) Microsoft Certification
4 11 (0.56%) Security Cleared
5 10 (0.51%) ISTQB
6 9 (0.46%) CISSP
7 7 (0.36%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 7 (0.36%) MCP
8 6 (0.31%) MCSE
8 6 (0.31%) SANS
8 6 (0.31%) SC Cleared
9 5 (0.26%) CCNA
9 5 (0.26%) Cisco Certification
9 5 (0.26%) CompTIA Security+
9 5 (0.26%) DV Cleared
9 5 (0.26%) GIAC
9 5 (0.26%) Linux+ Certification
9 5 (0.26%) Network+ Certification
9 5 (0.26%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 81 (4.16%) QA
2 25 (1.28%) GDPR
3 14 (0.72%) SLA
4 8 (0.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 8 (0.41%) PCI DSS
5 6 (0.31%) Data Quality
System Software
1 66 (3.39%) Docker
2 8 (0.41%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (0.36%) vSphere
4 4 (0.21%) Active Directory
4 4 (0.21%) Hyper-V
5 2 (0.10%) Firmware
5 2 (0.10%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (0.10%) Xen
5 2 (0.10%) XenServer
6 1 (0.051%) HDFS
6 1 (0.051%) VirtualBox
6 1 (0.051%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 18 (0.92%) Ansible
2 17 (0.87%) Kubernetes
2 17 (0.87%) Puppet
3 13 (0.67%) Opscode Chef
4 12 (0.62%) Salt
5 10 (0.51%) SCCM
6 9 (0.46%) Terraform
7 5 (0.26%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 4 (0.21%) cPanel
8 4 (0.21%) Istio
9 3 (0.15%) Kibana
9 3 (0.15%) Mesos
9 3 (0.15%) Prometheus
10 2 (0.10%) Single Sign-On
11 1 (0.051%) CA Wily
11 1 (0.051%) Consul
11 1 (0.051%) Docker Swarm
11 1 (0.051%) HP Quality Center
11 1 (0.051%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 572 (29.36%) Microsoft
2 85 (4.36%) Google
3 73 (3.75%) Facebook
4 57 (2.93%) Xamarin
5 55 (2.82%) Oracle
6 25 (1.28%) Apple
6 25 (1.28%) Twitter
7 24 (1.23%) Sony
7 24 (1.23%) Yahoo!
8 16 (0.82%) Sitecore
9 14 (0.72%) SAP
10 10 (0.51%) Blue Prism
11 9 (0.46%) IBM
11 9 (0.46%) Micro Focus
11 9 (0.46%) VMware
12 8 (0.41%) Telerik
13 7 (0.36%) Citrix
13 7 (0.36%) WorldPay
14 6 (0.31%) DevExpress
14 6 (0.31%) Salesforce.com