Period
to 23 October 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies 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 23 October 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft .NET (dotNet)
UK
6 months to
23 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 9 9 7
Rank change year-on-year 0 -2 +1
Permanent jobs citing .NET 25,101 27,221 29,844
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.23% 15.49% 15.74%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 38.12% 38.51% 40.33%
Number of salaries quoted 21,966 24,040 27,237
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £31,250 £30,000 £28,250
90th Percentile £76,250 £72,500 £71,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -

.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 with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills.

All Software Libraries and Frameworks
UK
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills 65,855 70,679 74,000
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 39.97% 40.23% 39.02%
Number of salaries quoted 54,433 58,504 64,121
UK median annual salary £51,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.00% +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £31,250 £29,750 £28,750
90th Percentile £82,500 £77,500 £76,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% +2.41% +3.75%

.NET
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing .NET as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for .NET in the UK

.NET
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing .NET.

Salary trend for .NET in the UK

.NET
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing .NET over the 6 months to 23 October 2018.

Salary histogram for .NET in the UK

.NET
Top 17 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing .NET within the UK over the 6 months to 23 October 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
England 0 23,497 £48,750 +8.33% 4,245
UK excluding London -1 15,944 £45,000 +5.88% 3,340
London +2 8,587 £60,000 +4.35% 1,163
South East 0 5,420 £45,000 - 819
North of England +1 3,923 £44,000 +8.64% 1,006
Midlands -1 2,123 £42,500 +6.25% 591
North West -1 2,109 £45,000 +5.88% 557
South West -1 1,758 £42,500 +6.25% 356
East of England -1 1,664 £45,000 - 313
Yorkshire +2 1,533 £42,500 +6.25% 361
West Midlands -3 1,142 £43,500 +8.75% 360
East Midlands +1 983 £40,000 - 231
Scotland 0 759 £45,000 +12.50% 146
North East -1 281 £42,500 +6.25% 88
Wales -5 248 £42,500 +13.33% 79
Northern Ireland +2 82 £37,500 +10.29% 32
Isle of Man +7 2 £38,750 -38.00%

For the 6 months to 23 October 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 with a requirement for .NET.

1 20,779 (82.78%) C#
2 12,512 (49.85%) Agile Software Development
3 11,645 (46.39%) SQL Server
4 11,602 (46.22%) JavaScript
5 11,488 (45.77%) ASP.NET
6 10,614 (42.29%) MVC
7 10,196 (40.62%) SQL
8 8,408 (33.50%) HTML
9 7,469 (29.76%) CSS
10 7,389 (29.44%) Microsoft
11 6,580 (26.21%) AngularJS
12 6,463 (25.75%) ASP.NET MVC
13 5,825 (23.21%) Microsoft Azure
14 5,508 (21.94%) TDD
15 5,306 (21.14%) ASP.NET Web API
16 5,099 (20.31%) .NET Framework
17 5,023 (20.01%) Finance
18 4,443 (17.70%) Scrum
19 4,055 (16.15%) jQuery
20 3,641 (14.51%) Software Engineering
21 3,374 (13.44%) Web Services
22 3,352 (13.35%) Java
23 3,032 (12.08%) Git (software)
24 2,921 (11.64%) WCF
25 2,905 (11.57%) Continuous Integration
26 2,806 (11.18%) Degree
27 2,782 (11.08%) OO
28 2,706 (10.78%) HTML5
29 2,685 (10.70%) BDD
30 2,640 (10.52%) Windows

.NET
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 1,123 (4.47%) IIS
2 1,115 (4.44%) SharePoint
3 969 (3.86%) CMS
4 722 (2.88%) Elasticsearch
5 521 (2.08%) Umbraco
6 319 (1.27%) Confluence
7 317 (1.26%) Sitecore CMS
8 291 (1.16%) BizTalk Server
9 258 (1.03%) EPiServer
10 194 (0.77%) Apache
11 184 (0.73%) SharePoint 2013
12 149 (0.59%) NServiceBus
13 138 (0.55%) Tomcat
14 130 (0.52%) Apache Spark
15 120 (0.48%) Kentico
16 119 (0.47%) WebSphere
17 107 (0.43%) Oracle SOA Suite
18 103 (0.41%) SharePoint 2010
19 84 (0.33%) Sitefinity
20 80 (0.32%) Drupal
Applications
1 326 (1.30%) Microsoft Excel
2 244 (0.97%) Microsoft Office
3 61 (0.24%) Photoshop
4 49 (0.20%) Chatbot
5 48 (0.19%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 48 (0.19%) Spreadsheet
6 36 (0.14%) Microsoft Project
7 35 (0.14%) Adobe Illustrator
8 33 (0.13%) MS Visio
9 22 (0.088%) InfoPath
10 16 (0.064%) Mingle
11 15 (0.060%) Adobe Creative Suite
12 12 (0.048%) Maya
13 11 (0.044%) AutoCAD
14 8 (0.032%) Fireworks
14 8 (0.032%) Revit
15 4 (0.016%) Doxygen
15 4 (0.016%) InDesign
16 3 (0.012%) MicroStation
16 3 (0.012%) Moqups
Business Applications
1 726 (2.89%) Dynamics CRM
2 173 (0.69%) Dynamics AX
3 107 (0.43%) Dynamics NAV
4 60 (0.24%) Markit EDM
5 50 (0.20%) thinkFolio
6 42 (0.17%) Eloqua
7 38 (0.15%) Front Arena
8 30 (0.12%) Oracle Financials
9 24 (0.096%) Payment Gateway
10 22 (0.088%) Magento
11 20 (0.080%) Oracle General Ledger
12 18 (0.072%) Salesforce.com CRM
12 18 (0.072%) Scribe Insight
12 18 (0.072%) SimCorp Dimension
13 17 (0.068%) Concordance
13 17 (0.068%) NetSuite
13 17 (0.068%) Relativity
14 15 (0.060%) Eagle PACE
14 15 (0.060%) Infor M3
15 14 (0.056%) Bloomberg AIM
Cloud Services
1 5,825 (23.21%) Microsoft Azure
2 2,366 (9.43%) Amazon AWS
3 900 (3.59%) SaaS
4 444 (1.77%) PaaS
5 328 (1.31%) Office 365
6 303 (1.21%) Google Cloud Platform
7 299 (1.19%) GitHub
8 282 (1.12%) Dynamics 365
9 264 (1.05%) npm
10 262 (1.04%) Serverless
11 226 (0.90%) Cloud Computing
12 223 (0.89%) IaaS
13 104 (0.41%) Azure Active Directory
14 100 (0.40%) NuGet
15 82 (0.33%) Amazon EC2
16 79 (0.31%) Google Play
17 75 (0.30%) AWS Lambda
18 69 (0.27%) Azure Functions
19 59 (0.24%) Google Analytics
20 58 (0.23%) Azure Data Factory
Communications & Networking
1 579 (2.31%) Internet
2 317 (1.26%) HTTP
3 211 (0.84%) Firewall
4 208 (0.83%) TCP/IP
5 157 (0.63%) Intranet
6 132 (0.53%) DNS
7 115 (0.46%) SSL
8 94 (0.37%) SMS
9 92 (0.37%) Broadband
10 74 (0.29%) Hyperconnected
11 58 (0.23%) Network Security
12 54 (0.22%) Skype
13 51 (0.20%) SAN
14 48 (0.19%) VPN
15 42 (0.17%) FTP
16 27 (0.11%) DHCP
17 24 (0.096%) HTTPS
17 24 (0.096%) SMTP
18 21 (0.084%) Software-Defined Networking
19 19 (0.076%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11,645 (46.39%) SQL Server
2 1,757 (7.00%) SQL Server 2016
3 1,722 (6.86%) NoSQL
4 1,285 (5.12%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1,148 (4.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1,068 (4.25%) MongoDB
7 972 (3.87%) Relational Database
8 786 (3.13%) MySQL
9 655 (2.61%) SQL Server 2012
10 638 (2.54%) Big Data
11 591 (2.35%) SQL Server 2008
12 567 (2.26%) Data Warehouse
13 497 (1.98%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 382 (1.52%) RDBMS
15 379 (1.51%) Power BI
16 323 (1.29%) Azure SQL Database
17 297 (1.18%) SQL Server 2014
18 280 (1.12%) PostgreSQL
19 267 (1.06%) Hadoop
20 250 (1.00%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 3,032 (12.08%) Git (software)
2 2,613 (10.41%) Visual Studio
3 2,089 (8.32%) Team Foundation Server
4 1,054 (4.20%) TeamCity
5 1,008 (4.02%) JIRA
6 964 (3.84%) Selenium
7 870 (3.47%) NUnit
8 803 (3.20%) Octopus Deploy
9 778 (3.10%) Jenkins
10 656 (2.61%) Visual Studio Team System
11 420 (1.67%) SpecFlow
12 418 (1.67%) Subversion
13 344 (1.37%) gulp
14 302 (1.20%) Cucumber
15 285 (1.14%) MSTest
16 266 (1.06%) webpack
17 245 (0.98%) Jasmine
18 243 (0.97%) Bitbucket
19 227 (0.90%) Atlassian Bamboo
20 221 (0.88%) Protractor
General
1 5,023 (20.01%) Finance
2 1,162 (4.63%) Banking
3 1,043 (4.16%) Retail
4 929 (3.70%) Marketing
5 804 (3.20%) Games
6 633 (2.52%) Advertising
7 470 (1.87%) Manufacturing
8 366 (1.46%) Telecoms
9 325 (1.29%) Front Office
10 290 (1.16%) Investment Banking
11 280 (1.12%) Legal
12 263 (1.05%) Back Office
13 249 (0.99%) Electronics
14 228 (0.91%) Financial Institution
15 206 (0.82%) Law
16 160 (0.64%) Automotive
17 92 (0.37%) Publishing
18 61 (0.24%) Music Industry
19 44 (0.18%) Pharmaceutical
20 36 (0.14%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 18,138 (72.26%) Developer
2 10,594 (42.21%) .NET Developer
3 7,581 (30.20%) C# Developer
4 5,200 (20.72%) C# .NET Developer
5 3,378 (13.46%) Software Developer
6 3,062 (12.20%) Senior Developer
7 2,258 (9.00%) ASP.NET Developer
8 1,975 (7.87%) C# ASP.NET Developer
9 1,723 (6.86%) Senior .NET Developer
10 1,701 (6.78%) .NET Software Developer
11 1,669 (6.65%) C# Software Developer
12 1,532 (6.10%) Software Engineer
13 1,523 (6.07%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
14 1,440 (5.74%) SQL Developer
15 1,385 (5.52%) Full Stack Developer
16 1,192 (4.75%) Architect
17 1,175 (4.68%) Junior
18 1,061 (4.23%) Lead Developer
19 1,060 (4.22%) Senior C# Developer
20 1,055 (4.20%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11,488 (45.77%) ASP.NET
2 8,408 (33.50%) HTML
3 7,469 (29.76%) CSS
4 6,580 (26.21%) AngularJS
5 6,463 (25.75%) ASP.NET MVC
6 5,306 (21.14%) ASP.NET Web API
7 5,099 (20.31%) .NET Framework
8 4,055 (16.15%) jQuery
9 3,374 (13.44%) Web Services
10 2,921 (11.64%) WCF
11 2,706 (10.78%) HTML5
12 2,606 (10.38%) RESTful
13 2,557 (10.19%) Entity Framework
14 2,261 (9.01%) .NET Core
15 2,104 (8.38%) React
16 1,938 (7.72%) Twitter Bootstrap
17 1,904 (7.59%) WPF
18 1,879 (7.49%) XML
19 1,801 (7.18%) REST
20 1,745 (6.95%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 2,522 (10.05%) Greenfield Project
2 1,655 (6.59%) Computer Science
3 1,290 (5.14%) Analytical Skills
4 1,139 (4.54%) User Experience
5 1,098 (4.37%) Enterprise Software
6 971 (3.87%) Fintech
7 952 (3.79%) Mobile App
8 642 (2.56%) Self-Motivation
9 328 (1.31%) Management Information System
10 296 (1.18%) Algorithms
11 272 (1.08%) N-Tier
12 268 (1.07%) Hedge funds
13 217 (0.86%) Fixed Income
14 211 (0.84%) Equities
15 194 (0.77%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
16 191 (0.76%) Tandem
17 182 (0.73%) Data Structures
18 170 (0.68%) Social Media
19 165 (0.66%) Derivative
20 156 (0.62%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 2,640 (10.52%) Windows
2 931 (3.71%) Linux
3 720 (2.87%) Android
4 616 (2.45%) Apple iOS
5 458 (1.82%) Windows Server
6 271 (1.08%) Unix
7 116 (0.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 71 (0.28%) Windows 10
9 69 (0.27%) Windows Server 2008
10 68 (0.27%) Windows 7
11 66 (0.26%) Windows Server 2012
12 58 (0.23%) Mac OS X
13 57 (0.23%) Ubuntu
14 54 (0.22%) Solaris
15 51 (0.20%) CentOS
16 31 (0.12%) AIX
17 28 (0.11%) Windows 8
18 26 (0.10%) VMS
19 23 (0.092%) HPUX
20 15 (0.060%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 12,512 (49.85%) Agile Software Development
2 10,614 (42.29%) MVC
3 5,508 (21.94%) TDD
4 4,443 (17.70%) Scrum
5 3,641 (14.51%) Software Engineering
6 2,905 (11.57%) Continuous Integration
7 2,782 (11.08%) OO
8 2,685 (10.70%) BDD
9 2,618 (10.43%) Web Development
10 2,520 (10.04%) Problem-Solving
11 2,419 (9.64%) Test Automation
12 2,178 (8.68%) SDLC
13 2,076 (8.27%) Web Application Development
14 2,022 (8.06%) DevOps
15 1,980 (7.89%) Microservices
16 1,932 (7.70%) Unit Testing
17 1,570 (6.25%) SOLID
18 1,502 (5.98%) Mentoring
19 1,322 (5.27%) CRM
20 1,309 (5.21%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 20,779 (82.78%) C#
2 11,602 (46.22%) JavaScript
3 10,196 (40.62%) SQL
4 3,352 (13.35%) Java
5 2,499 (9.96%) T-SQL
6 1,690 (6.73%) VB.NET
7 1,403 (5.59%) Python
8 1,218 (4.85%) C++
9 1,154 (4.60%) PowerShell
10 1,053 (4.20%) TypeScript
11 908 (3.62%) Ruby
12 798 (3.18%) PHP
13 634 (2.53%) VB
14 453 (1.80%) C
15 413 (1.65%) PL/SQL
16 329 (1.31%) VBA
17 257 (1.02%) F#
18 242 (0.96%) Scala
19 234 (0.93%) Bash Shell
20 183 (0.73%) Perl
Qualifications
1 2,806 (11.18%) Degree
2 802 (3.20%) Computer Science Degree
3 416 (1.66%) Microsoft Certification
4 358 (1.43%) Security Cleared
5 197 (0.78%) SC Cleared
6 143 (0.57%) ISTQB
7 115 (0.46%) ISEB
8 101 (0.40%) CISSP
9 96 (0.38%) MCSE
10 89 (0.35%) SAFe Agilist
11 76 (0.30%) Numerate Degree
12 64 (0.25%) DV Cleared
13 61 (0.24%) MCPD
14 58 (0.23%) Master's Degree
14 58 (0.23%) MCP
15 56 (0.22%) ITIL Certification
16 54 (0.22%) Cisco Certification
17 53 (0.21%) PMI Certification
18 50 (0.20%) CCNA
19 48 (0.19%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1,332 (5.31%) QA
2 104 (0.41%) GDPR
3 101 (0.40%) SLA
4 91 (0.36%) Data Quality
5 83 (0.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 68 (0.27%) PCI DSS
7 43 (0.17%) ISO 9001
8 34 (0.14%) MiFID
9 31 (0.12%) PMO
10 16 (0.064%) HL7
10 16 (0.064%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 15 (0.060%) WAI
12 12 (0.048%) EMIR
13 10 (0.040%) ISO 9000
14 9 (0.036%) HIPAA
15 8 (0.032%) FATCA
15 8 (0.032%) ISO 14001
16 7 (0.028%) DICOM
16 7 (0.028%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
17 6 (0.024%) Cyber Essentials
System Software
1 936 (3.73%) Docker
2 368 (1.47%) Active Directory
3 152 (0.61%) VMware Infrastructure
4 124 (0.49%) Hyper-V
5 66 (0.26%) Virtual Machines
6 63 (0.25%) vSphere
7 56 (0.22%) Firmware
8 20 (0.080%) Virtual Desktop
9 19 (0.076%) Apache Flume
10 16 (0.064%) LXC
11 13 (0.052%) Varnish
11 13 (0.052%) Xen
11 13 (0.052%) XenServer
12 12 (0.048%) VirtualBox
12 12 (0.048%) VMware ESXi
13 11 (0.044%) HDFS
14 8 (0.032%) VMware Server
15 6 (0.024%) Terminal Server
15 6 (0.024%) XenApp
16 5 (0.020%) KVM
Systems Management
1 341 (1.36%) Kubernetes
2 326 (1.30%) Ansible
3 294 (1.17%) Puppet
4 281 (1.12%) Opscode Chef
5 145 (0.58%) Terraform
6 141 (0.56%) Kibana
7 75 (0.30%) Salt
8 67 (0.27%) HP Quality Center
9 45 (0.18%) Automic
10 40 (0.16%) SCCM
11 39 (0.16%) Packer
12 36 (0.14%) logstash
12 36 (0.14%) Nagios
13 33 (0.13%) Grafana
13 33 (0.13%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
14 32 (0.13%) Graphite
15 29 (0.12%) SCOM
16 23 (0.092%) Docker Swarm
16 23 (0.092%) Single Sign-On
16 23 (0.092%) WSUS
Vendors
1 7,389 (29.44%) Microsoft
2 1,677 (6.68%) Oracle
3 839 (3.34%) Google
4 790 (3.15%) Xamarin
5 495 (1.97%) Sitecore
6 460 (1.83%) SAP
7 303 (1.21%) Facebook
8 201 (0.80%) IBM
8 201 (0.80%) VMware
9 192 (0.76%) Salesforce.com
10 183 (0.73%) Twitter
11 155 (0.62%) Tableau
12 147 (0.59%) Telerik
13 109 (0.43%) Apple
13 109 (0.43%) Atlassian
14 96 (0.38%) Splunk
15 95 (0.38%) Nintex
16 91 (0.36%) DevExpress
17 86 (0.34%) ServiceNow
18 85 (0.34%) Adobe