Period
to 28 February 2021

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 28 February 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft .NET (dotNet)
UK
6 months to
28 Feb 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 13 9 9
Rank change year-on-year -4 0 -1
Permanent jobs citing .NET 9,499 17,811 22,287
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 12.84% 14.49% 14.76%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 30.96% 37.30% 37.17%
Number of salaries quoted 9,933 16,418 21,013
Median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - +11.11%
10th Percentile £34,000 £32,500 £31,250
90th Percentile £86,250 £81,250 £81,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +11.11% - +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 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 30,684 47,755 59,960
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 41.48% 38.84% 39.71%
Number of salaries quoted 25,422 39,586 49,761
Median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.76% +5.00%
10th Percentile £34,500 £32,500 £31,250
90th Percentile £90,000 £90,000 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +5.88%

.NET
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for .NET in the UK

.NET
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing .NET.

Salary trend for .NET in the UK

.NET
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing .NET over the 6 months to 28 February 2021.

Salary histogram for .NET in the UK

.NET
Top 19 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 28 February 2021. 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 -4 8,553 £52,500 +5.00% 2,212
UK excluding London -1 6,119 £50,000 +11.11% 1,827
London -2 2,952 £70,000 +9.38% 553
South East 0 2,048 £52,500 +10.53% 436
Work from Home -3 1,962 £52,500 +8.25% 522
North of England -3 1,484 £47,500 +5.56% 539
Midlands +1 991 £47,500 +11.76% 380
North West -4 804 £50,000 +11.11% 323
South West -9 707 £45,000 - 171
West Midlands +2 556 £47,500 +5.56% 227
Yorkshire -4 524 £45,000 - 159
East Midlands -2 430 £47,500 +11.76% 150
Scotland -7 408 £50,000 +11.11% 102
East of England -11 272 £51,500 +3.00% 131
Wales -4 157 £45,000 - 37
North East +11 156 £45,000 +5.88% 57
Northern Ireland -6 53 £40,000 +6.67% 33
Channel Islands -2 1 £40,000 -38.46%
Isle of Man -13 1 - -

For the 6 months to 28 February 2021, 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 7,430 (78.22%) C#
2 4,406 (46.38%) Agile Software Development
3 4,385 (46.16%) Azure
4 4,295 (45.22%) JavaScript
5 3,730 (39.27%) SQL
6 3,592 (37.81%) .NET Core
7 3,173 (33.40%) SQL Server
8 2,812 (29.60%) ASP.NET
9 2,544 (26.78%) MVC
10 2,392 (25.18%) CSS
11 2,353 (24.77%) HTML
12 2,303 (24.24%) DevOps
13 2,191 (23.07%) Microsoft
14 2,167 (22.81%) AngularJS
15 2,108 (22.19%) .NET Framework
16 2,046 (21.54%) Software Engineering
17 2,008 (21.14%) React
18 1,765 (18.58%) TDD
19 1,737 (18.29%) Microservices
20 1,718 (18.09%) Finance
21 1,549 (16.31%) AWS
22 1,410 (14.84%) Scrum
23 1,255 (13.21%) ASP.NET Web API
24 1,170 (12.32%) Docker
25 1,070 (11.26%) Test Automation
26 1,057 (11.13%) Git (software)
27 1,052 (11.07%) ASP.NET MVC
28 1,043 (10.98%) jQuery
29 1,026 (10.80%) Web Services
30 923 (9.72%) TypeScript

.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
1 386 (4.06%) SharePoint
2 330 (3.47%) CMS
3 280 (2.95%) IIS
4 178 (1.87%) Umbraco
5 120 (1.26%) Confluence
6 118 (1.24%) Sitecore CMS
7 110 (1.16%) Elasticsearch
8 104 (1.09%) NServiceBus
9 96 (1.01%) EPiServer
10 50 (0.53%) Apache Spark
10 50 (0.53%) Kentico
11 48 (0.51%) BizTalk Server
12 39 (0.41%) WordPress
13 37 (0.39%) Apache
14 22 (0.23%) Drupal
15 19 (0.20%) Cloud Foundry
16 18 (0.19%) nginx
17 16 (0.17%) Tomcat
18 15 (0.16%) Sitefinity
19 13 (0.14%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 95 (1.00%) Microsoft Excel
2 57 (0.60%) Microsoft Office
3 14 (0.15%) Chatbot
4 11 (0.12%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 11 (0.12%) InVision
4 11 (0.12%) Sketch
5 10 (0.11%) Adobe Illustrator
5 10 (0.11%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 7 (0.074%) SOLIDWORKS
6 7 (0.074%) Spreadsheet
7 6 (0.063%) Simulink
8 5 (0.053%) Photoshop
9 4 (0.042%) Adobe XD
9 4 (0.042%) MS Visio
10 2 (0.021%) AutoCAD
10 2 (0.021%) Figma
10 2 (0.021%) Revit
11 1 (0.011%) Microsoft Project
11 1 (0.011%) PrintSoft PReS
Business Applications
1 286 (3.01%) Dynamics CRM
2 35 (0.37%) Dynamics NAV
3 32 (0.34%) Dynamics AX
4 23 (0.24%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
5 20 (0.21%) nopCommerce
5 20 (0.21%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 16 (0.17%) NetSuite
7 15 (0.16%) Payment Gateway
8 10 (0.11%) Visualfiles
9 9 (0.095%) Sage 1000
10 8 (0.084%) Magento
10 8 (0.084%) Maximo
10 8 (0.084%) SAP CRM
11 7 (0.074%) Oracle BPM
12 6 (0.063%) Remedy ITSM
12 6 (0.063%) SAP GTS
13 5 (0.053%) SAP Business One
14 4 (0.042%) Bond Adapt
14 4 (0.042%) Elite 3E
14 4 (0.042%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 4,385 (46.16%) Azure
2 1,549 (16.31%) AWS
3 522 (5.50%) SaaS
4 480 (5.05%) Serverless
5 388 (4.08%) GCP
6 379 (3.99%) PaaS
7 347 (3.65%) Power Platform
8 277 (2.92%) Dynamics 365
9 165 (1.74%) IaaS
10 162 (1.71%) Azure Functions
11 152 (1.60%) Microsoft 365
12 115 (1.21%) Azure Active Directory
13 107 (1.13%) PowerApps
14 101 (1.06%) GitHub
15 98 (1.03%) Cloud Computing
16 96 (1.01%) Logic Apps
17 89 (0.94%) AWS Lambda
18 78 (0.82%) npm
19 74 (0.78%) AWS CloudFormation
20 63 (0.66%) Power Automate
Communications & Networking
1 155 (1.63%) HTTP
2 146 (1.54%) Skype
3 60 (0.63%) Internet
4 46 (0.48%) DNS
5 27 (0.28%) TCP/IP
6 21 (0.22%) Intranet
7 17 (0.18%) WAN
8 16 (0.17%) Firewall
9 13 (0.14%) AMQP
9 13 (0.14%) Network Security
10 12 (0.13%) FTP
10 12 (0.13%) SSH
11 11 (0.12%) VPN
11 11 (0.12%) Wireless
12 10 (0.11%) LAN
13 8 (0.084%) RTP
14 7 (0.074%) SSL
14 7 (0.074%) WEP
15 5 (0.053%) Unified Communications
16 4 (0.042%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3,173 (33.40%) SQL Server
2 543 (5.72%) NoSQL
3 346 (3.64%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 329 (3.46%) Relational Database
5 324 (3.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 308 (3.24%) MongoDB
7 278 (2.93%) MySQL
8 274 (2.88%) Azure SQL Database
9 193 (2.03%) Redis
10 181 (1.91%) PostgreSQL
11 169 (1.78%) Power BI
12 156 (1.64%) Cosmos DB
13 133 (1.40%) SQL Server 2008
14 126 (1.33%) Big Data
15 122 (1.28%) Data Warehouse
16 120 (1.26%) SQL Server 2012
17 72 (0.76%) Data Lake
18 63 (0.66%) SQL Server 2005
19 61 (0.64%) SQL Server 2016
20 56 (0.59%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 1,057 (11.13%) Git (software)
2 642 (6.76%) Visual Studio
3 375 (3.95%) Selenium
4 340 (3.58%) Team Foundation Server
5 315 (3.32%) TeamCity
6 293 (3.08%) JIRA
7 291 (3.06%) Octopus Deploy
8 241 (2.54%) NUnit
9 208 (2.19%) Jenkins
10 203 (2.14%) Visual Studio Team System
11 176 (1.85%) GitLab
12 175 (1.84%) SpecFlow
13 106 (1.12%) Cypress.io
14 100 (1.05%) Bitbucket
15 82 (0.86%) Postman
16 77 (0.81%) webpack
17 66 (0.69%) Moq
18 57 (0.60%) WebDriver
19 55 (0.58%) MSTest
20 48 (0.51%) Visual Studio Code
General
1 1,718 (18.09%) Finance
2 254 (2.67%) Public Sector
3 243 (2.56%) Front Office
4 207 (2.18%) Banking
5 203 (2.14%) Games
6 197 (2.07%) Retail
7 164 (1.73%) Marketing
8 153 (1.61%) Law
9 135 (1.42%) Back Office
10 128 (1.35%) Manufacturing
11 118 (1.24%) Telecoms
12 85 (0.89%) Advertising
13 80 (0.84%) Legal
14 69 (0.73%) Electronics
15 52 (0.55%) Automotive
16 48 (0.51%) Private Banking
17 45 (0.47%) Financial Institution
18 44 (0.46%) Local Government
19 43 (0.45%) Publishing
20 36 (0.38%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 6,541 (68.86%) Developer
2 3,146 (33.12%) .NET Developer
3 2,019 (21.25%) C# Developer
4 1,534 (16.15%) Senior Developer
5 1,505 (15.84%) Software Developer
6 1,239 (13.04%) C# .NET Developer
7 1,055 (11.11%) Software Engineer
8 772 (8.13%) Senior .NET Developer
9 750 (7.90%) Full Stack Developer
10 636 (6.70%) .NET Software Developer
11 553 (5.82%) C# Software Developer
12 515 (5.42%) Senior C# Developer
13 430 (4.53%) Lead Developer
14 429 (4.52%) Architect
15 400 (4.21%) Azure Developer
16 388 (4.08%) .NET Software Engineer
17 354 (3.73%) SQL Developer
18 351 (3.70%) Senior Software Developer
19 341 (3.59%) React Developer
20 317 (3.34%) Senior C# .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3,592 (37.81%) .NET Core
2 2,812 (29.60%) ASP.NET
3 2,392 (25.18%) CSS
4 2,353 (24.77%) HTML
5 2,167 (22.81%) AngularJS
6 2,108 (22.19%) .NET Framework
7 2,008 (21.14%) React
8 1,255 (13.21%) ASP.NET Web API
9 1,052 (11.07%) ASP.NET MVC
10 1,043 (10.98%) jQuery
11 1,026 (10.80%) Web Services
12 884 (9.31%) REST
13 870 (9.16%) Entity Framework
14 740 (7.79%) Vue.js
15 642 (6.76%) HTML5
16 576 (6.06%) RESTful
17 575 (6.05%) Node.js
18 544 (5.73%) Twitter Bootstrap
19 515 (5.42%) XML
20 510 (5.37%) ASP.NET Core
Miscellaneous
1 743 (7.82%) Greenfield Project
2 502 (5.28%) Analytical Skills
3 450 (4.74%) User Experience
4 360 (3.79%) Mobile App
5 285 (3.00%) Self-Motivation
6 242 (2.55%) Enterprise Software
7 162 (1.71%) Hedge funds
8 150 (1.58%) N-Tier
9 141 (1.48%) Algorithms
10 132 (1.39%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 125 (1.32%) Derivative
12 120 (1.26%) Cloud Native
13 116 (1.22%) Data Structures
14 113 (1.19%) Equities
15 106 (1.12%) Blog
16 94 (0.99%) Virtual Team
17 90 (0.95%) Fixed Income
18 82 (0.86%) Management Information System
19 69 (0.73%) NHS
19 69 (0.73%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 662 (6.97%) Windows
2 334 (3.52%) Linux
3 183 (1.93%) Android
4 161 (1.69%) Windows Server
5 153 (1.61%) Apple iOS
6 66 (0.69%) Unix
7 24 (0.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 23 (0.24%) CentOS
9 17 (0.18%) Windows Server 2016
10 15 (0.16%) AIX
10 15 (0.16%) Windows 10
11 14 (0.15%) Ubuntu
12 11 (0.12%) CoreOS
12 11 (0.12%) zOS
13 10 (0.11%) VMS
13 10 (0.11%) Windows Server 2008
13 10 (0.11%) Windows Server 2012
14 9 (0.095%) Mac OS X
15 7 (0.074%) Windows 7
16 6 (0.063%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 4,406 (46.38%) Agile Software Development
2 2,544 (26.78%) MVC
3 2,303 (24.24%) DevOps
4 2,046 (21.54%) Software Engineering
5 1,765 (18.58%) TDD
6 1,737 (18.29%) Microservices
7 1,410 (14.84%) Scrum
8 1,070 (11.26%) Test Automation
9 864 (9.10%) Mentoring
10 853 (8.98%) Web Development
11 843 (8.87%) OO
12 740 (7.79%) SOLID
13 727 (7.65%) SDLC
14 717 (7.55%) Problem-Solving
15 703 (7.40%) Unit Testing
16 685 (7.21%) Continuous Integration
17 669 (7.04%) Fintech
18 598 (6.30%) BDD
19 529 (5.57%) Computer Science
20 443 (4.66%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 7,430 (78.22%) C#
2 4,295 (45.22%) JavaScript
3 3,730 (39.27%) SQL
4 923 (9.72%) TypeScript
5 878 (9.24%) Python
6 843 (8.87%) Java
7 684 (7.20%) T-SQL
8 428 (4.51%) PowerShell
9 403 (4.24%) VB.NET
10 338 (3.56%) C++
11 201 (2.12%) VB
12 190 (2.00%) PHP
13 188 (1.98%) Go
14 110 (1.16%) C
15 87 (0.92%) VBA
16 86 (0.91%) PL/SQL
17 74 (0.78%) Bash Shell
18 66 (0.69%) Ruby
19 56 (0.59%) ES6
20 51 (0.54%) F#
Qualifications
1 918 (9.66%) Degree
2 292 (3.07%) Computer Science Degree
3 191 (2.01%) Security Cleared
4 143 (1.51%) SC Cleared
5 99 (1.04%) Microsoft Certification
6 57 (0.60%) ISTQB
7 35 (0.37%) HNC
8 30 (0.32%) Master's Degree
9 28 (0.29%) HND
10 27 (0.28%) ISEB
11 25 (0.26%) Numerate Degree
12 21 (0.22%) PhD
13 20 (0.21%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 15 (0.16%) MCSA
15 14 (0.15%) DV Cleared
16 11 (0.12%) CISSP
17 10 (0.11%) AWS Certification
17 10 (0.11%) CISM
17 10 (0.11%) PMI Certification
18 9 (0.095%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 562 (5.92%) QA
2 37 (0.39%) SLA
3 35 (0.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 28 (0.29%) GDPR
5 25 (0.26%) Data Quality
6 18 (0.19%) PCI DSS
7 14 (0.15%) WAI
8 11 (0.12%) NIST
9 10 (0.11%) COBIT
10 6 (0.063%) ISO 13485
10 6 (0.063%) ISO 9001
11 5 (0.053%) Dodd-Frank
11 5 (0.053%) EMIR
11 5 (0.053%) ISO/IEC 20000
11 5 (0.053%) MiFID
12 4 (0.042%) PSD2
13 3 (0.032%) WCAG
14 1 (0.011%) Cyber Essentials
14 1 (0.011%) HL7
14 1 (0.011%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 1,170 (12.32%) Docker
2 95 (1.00%) Active Directory
3 31 (0.33%) VMware Infrastructure
4 10 (0.11%) Hyper-V
4 10 (0.11%) Virtual Machines
5 6 (0.063%) Firmware
5 6 (0.063%) Virtual Servers
6 4 (0.042%) NDS
6 4 (0.042%) NetIQ eDirectory
6 4 (0.042%) Virtual Desktop
7 3 (0.032%) HDFS
7 3 (0.032%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 2 (0.021%) VMware ESXi
8 2 (0.021%) XenApp
9 1 (0.011%) Ceph
9 1 (0.011%) GlusterFS
9 1 (0.011%) KVM
9 1 (0.011%) LXC
9 1 (0.011%) Samba
9 1 (0.011%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 807 (8.50%) Kubernetes
2 375 (3.95%) Terraform
3 113 (1.19%) Ansible
4 79 (0.83%) Puppet
5 74 (0.78%) Opscode Chef
6 49 (0.52%) Grafana
7 47 (0.49%) MIIS
8 34 (0.36%) Prometheus
9 33 (0.35%) Kibana
10 21 (0.22%) Single Sign-On
11 12 (0.13%) SCCM
12 11 (0.12%) WMI
13 9 (0.095%) SCOM
14 8 (0.084%) Istio
14 8 (0.084%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
15 6 (0.063%) Graphite
15 6 (0.063%) HP Fortify
15 6 (0.063%) Packer
16 4 (0.042%) Docker Swarm
16 4 (0.042%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 2,191 (23.07%) Microsoft
2 354 (3.73%) Oracle
3 211 (2.22%) Xamarin
4 167 (1.76%) Google
5 156 (1.64%) Sitecore
6 88 (0.93%) Salesforce.com
7 81 (0.85%) SAP
8 79 (0.83%) Nintex
9 68 (0.72%) VMware
10 64 (0.67%) Atlassian
11 61 (0.64%) Databricks
12 44 (0.46%) Red Hat
13 42 (0.44%) IBM
14 31 (0.33%) MuleSoft
15 25 (0.26%) Telerik
16 24 (0.25%) Adobe
17 23 (0.24%) Sparx
18 22 (0.23%) Charles River
19 21 (0.22%) ServiceNow
20 20 (0.21%) Ceridian