Period
to 5 December 2020

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 5 December 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft .NET (dotNet)
UK
6 months to
5 Dec 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 13 9 9
Rank change year-on-year -4 0 0
Permanent jobs citing .NET 7,729 19,071 24,256
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 13.68% 14.12% 14.90%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 31.33% 36.79% 37.54%
Number of salaries quoted 8,034 17,527 22,619
Median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £49,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% +1.01% +10.00%
10th Percentile £35,000 £32,250 £31,250
90th Percentile £85,000 £80,000 £77,500
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 24,667 51,840 64,621
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 43.67% 38.37% 39.69%
Number of salaries quoted 21,212 42,823 53,319
Median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.55% +4.76% +5.00%
10th Percentile £35,000 £32,500 £31,250
90th Percentile £91,250 £88,750 £83,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +11.11% - +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 5 December 2020.

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 5 December 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
England -4 7,015 £55,000 +10.00% 1,729
UK excluding London -1 5,143 £50,000 +11.11% 1,442
London -2 2,321 £70,000 +12.00% 449
South East +1 1,692 £52,500 +10.53% 331
Work from Home -3 1,388 £55,000 +10.00% 381
North of England -1 1,363 £50,000 +11.11% 426
North West +1 842 £50,000 +11.11% 265
Midlands 0 757 £47,500 +9.20% 249
South West -6 545 £45,000 - 144
West Midlands 0 440 £47,500 +5.56% 124
Yorkshire -5 402 £46,000 +6.98% 117
Scotland -3 357 £48,288 +7.31% 84
East Midlands -1 316 £47,500 +11.76% 125
East of England -3 271 £55,000 +10.00% 124
North East +2 119 £47,500 +9.20% 44
Wales -3 107 £47,500 +5.56% 42
Northern Ireland -4 46 £43,750 +16.67% 43
Isle of Man -3 6 £52,500 -12.50%
Channel Islands -3 1 £40,000 -33.33%

For the 6 months to 5 December 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 with a requirement for .NET.

1 6,045 (78.21%) C#
2 3,511 (45.43%) Agile Software Development
3 3,509 (45.40%) Azure
4 3,330 (43.08%) JavaScript
5 2,968 (38.40%) SQL
6 2,811 (36.37%) .NET Core
7 2,765 (35.77%) SQL Server
8 2,415 (31.25%) ASP.NET
9 2,096 (27.12%) MVC
10 1,950 (25.23%) HTML
11 1,948 (25.20%) CSS
12 1,891 (24.47%) Microsoft
13 1,850 (23.94%) AngularJS
14 1,847 (23.90%) DevOps
15 1,756 (22.72%) .NET Framework
16 1,555 (20.12%) React
17 1,478 (19.12%) Software Engineering
18 1,459 (18.88%) TDD
19 1,444 (18.68%) Microservices
20 1,439 (18.62%) Finance
21 1,250 (16.17%) Scrum
22 1,151 (14.89%) AWS
23 1,123 (14.53%) ASP.NET Web API
24 1,029 (13.31%) ASP.NET MVC
25 949 (12.28%) Git (software)
26 885 (11.45%) Docker
27 868 (11.23%) Test Automation
28 822 (10.64%) Web Services
29 810 (10.48%) jQuery
30 802 (10.38%) Web Development

.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
1 263 (3.40%) SharePoint
2 217 (2.81%) CMS
2 217 (2.81%) IIS
3 138 (1.79%) Confluence
4 134 (1.73%) Elasticsearch
5 127 (1.64%) NServiceBus
6 116 (1.50%) Umbraco
7 64 (0.83%) Sitecore CMS
8 50 (0.65%) BizTalk Server
9 44 (0.57%) EPiServer
10 32 (0.41%) Apache
11 30 (0.39%) Kentico
12 26 (0.34%) Apache Spark
13 23 (0.30%) Tomcat
14 21 (0.27%) WordPress
15 18 (0.23%) Drupal
16 17 (0.22%) nginx
17 15 (0.19%) WebSphere
18 14 (0.18%) SAS
19 12 (0.16%) Moodle
Applications
1 63 (0.82%) Microsoft Excel
2 37 (0.48%) Microsoft Office
3 20 (0.26%) Chatbot
4 14 (0.18%) Spreadsheet
5 12 (0.16%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 11 (0.14%) InVision
6 11 (0.14%) Sketch
7 9 (0.12%) Microsoft PowerPoint
8 8 (0.10%) MS Visio
9 3 (0.039%) Adobe XD
9 3 (0.039%) Photoshop
9 3 (0.039%) SOLIDWORKS
10 2 (0.026%) Adobe Illustrator
11 1 (0.013%) AutoCAD
11 1 (0.013%) FileZilla
11 1 (0.013%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 225 (2.91%) Dynamics CRM
2 31 (0.40%) Dynamics AX
3 19 (0.25%) Dynamics NAV
3 19 (0.25%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 19 (0.25%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
4 11 (0.14%) Remedy ITSM
5 10 (0.13%) NetSuite
5 10 (0.13%) SAP GTS
6 9 (0.12%) Magento
6 9 (0.12%) Oracle BPM
7 8 (0.10%) Maximo
8 7 (0.091%) SAP CRM
9 5 (0.065%) Elite 3E
9 5 (0.065%) SAP Business One
10 4 (0.052%) Distributed Ledger
10 4 (0.052%) Dynamics GP
10 4 (0.052%) Payment Gateway
11 3 (0.039%) Endur
11 3 (0.039%) nopCommerce
11 3 (0.039%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 3,509 (45.40%) Azure
2 1,151 (14.89%) AWS
3 373 (4.83%) SaaS
4 291 (3.77%) GCP
5 281 (3.64%) PaaS
6 279 (3.61%) Serverless
7 241 (3.12%) Dynamics 365
8 225 (2.91%) Power Platform
9 150 (1.94%) IaaS
10 127 (1.64%) GitHub
11 119 (1.54%) Cloud Computing
12 107 (1.38%) Office 365
13 89 (1.15%) Azure Functions
14 86 (1.11%) npm
15 85 (1.10%) Logic Apps
16 71 (0.92%) AWS Lambda
17 60 (0.78%) AWS CloudFormation
18 52 (0.67%) PowerApps
19 49 (0.63%) Azure Data Factory
20 44 (0.57%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 198 (2.56%) Skype
2 174 (2.25%) HTTP
3 76 (0.98%) Internet
4 48 (0.62%) DNS
5 35 (0.45%) TCP/IP
6 29 (0.38%) Firewall
7 17 (0.22%) AMQP
7 17 (0.22%) WAN
8 15 (0.19%) Wireless
9 11 (0.14%) Intranet
9 11 (0.14%) RTP
9 11 (0.14%) WEP
10 10 (0.13%) VPN
11 9 (0.12%) SSL
12 7 (0.091%) Bluetooth
12 7 (0.091%) Kerberos
13 6 (0.078%) SSH
14 4 (0.052%) DHCP
14 4 (0.052%) LAN
14 4 (0.052%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2,765 (35.77%) SQL Server
2 514 (6.65%) NoSQL
3 309 (4.00%) MongoDB
4 303 (3.92%) Relational Database
5 248 (3.21%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 244 (3.16%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 220 (2.85%) MySQL
8 201 (2.60%) Azure SQL Database
9 174 (2.25%) Redis
10 121 (1.57%) SQL Server 2012
11 116 (1.50%) PostgreSQL
12 109 (1.41%) Cosmos DB
13 101 (1.31%) Power BI
14 95 (1.23%) Big Data
15 84 (1.09%) Data Warehouse
16 78 (1.01%) SQL Server 2008
17 65 (0.84%) Data Lake
18 51 (0.66%) SQL Server 2019
19 44 (0.57%) BusinessObjects
19 44 (0.57%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 949 (12.28%) Git (software)
2 477 (6.17%) Visual Studio
3 351 (4.54%) Selenium
4 307 (3.97%) TeamCity
5 303 (3.92%) Team Foundation Server
6 297 (3.84%) JIRA
7 245 (3.17%) Octopus Deploy
8 225 (2.91%) NUnit
9 191 (2.47%) SpecFlow
10 164 (2.12%) Jenkins
11 114 (1.47%) Visual Studio Team System
12 103 (1.33%) GitLab
13 85 (1.10%) Bitbucket
14 81 (1.05%) Cypress.io
15 78 (1.01%) Subversion
15 78 (1.01%) WebDriver
16 73 (0.94%) Moq
17 62 (0.80%) MSTest
18 54 (0.70%) Postman
19 53 (0.69%) webpack
General
1 1,439 (18.62%) Finance
2 196 (2.54%) Banking
3 193 (2.50%) Public Sector
4 190 (2.46%) Front Office
5 138 (1.79%) Games
6 129 (1.67%) Retail
7 97 (1.26%) Marketing
8 91 (1.18%) Law
9 89 (1.15%) Manufacturing
10 78 (1.01%) Back Office
11 76 (0.98%) Advertising
12 74 (0.96%) Telecoms
13 61 (0.79%) Legal
14 53 (0.69%) Electronics
15 40 (0.52%) Private Banking
16 38 (0.49%) Publishing
17 37 (0.48%) Financial Institution
18 34 (0.44%) Investment Banking
19 25 (0.32%) Pharmaceutical
20 23 (0.30%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 5,131 (66.39%) Developer
2 2,473 (32.00%) .NET Developer
3 1,594 (20.62%) C# Developer
4 1,168 (15.11%) Software Developer
5 1,165 (15.07%) Senior Developer
6 997 (12.90%) C# .NET Developer
7 744 (9.63%) Software Engineer
8 580 (7.50%) Full Stack Developer
9 554 (7.17%) Senior .NET Developer
10 465 (6.02%) Architect
11 437 (5.65%) .NET Software Developer
12 412 (5.33%) C# Software Developer
13 377 (4.88%) Lead Developer
14 330 (4.27%) Senior C# Developer
15 287 (3.71%) Azure Developer
16 276 (3.57%) .NET Software Engineer
17 258 (3.34%) Senior Software Developer
18 252 (3.26%) SQL Developer
19 249 (3.22%) Angular Developer
20 246 (3.18%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2,811 (36.37%) .NET Core
2 2,415 (31.25%) ASP.NET
3 1,950 (25.23%) HTML
4 1,948 (25.20%) CSS
5 1,850 (23.94%) AngularJS
6 1,756 (22.72%) .NET Framework
7 1,555 (20.12%) React
8 1,123 (14.53%) ASP.NET Web API
9 1,029 (13.31%) ASP.NET MVC
10 822 (10.64%) Web Services
11 810 (10.48%) jQuery
12 800 (10.35%) REST
13 730 (9.44%) Entity Framework
14 589 (7.62%) HTML5
15 543 (7.03%) RESTful
16 505 (6.53%) Vue.js
17 503 (6.51%) ASP.NET Core
18 473 (6.12%) XML
19 472 (6.11%) Node.js
20 408 (5.28%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 648 (8.38%) Greenfield Project
2 357 (4.62%) Analytical Skills
3 318 (4.11%) User Experience
4 315 (4.08%) Mobile App
5 192 (2.48%) Self-Motivation
6 172 (2.23%) Hedge funds
7 159 (2.06%) Enterprise Software
8 136 (1.76%) Algorithms
9 107 (1.38%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 103 (1.33%) Equities
11 98 (1.27%) Fixed Income
12 95 (1.23%) Derivative
13 85 (1.10%) Blog
14 82 (1.06%) N-Tier
15 80 (1.04%) Data Structures
16 77 (1.00%) Cloud Native
17 69 (0.89%) Public Cloud
18 53 (0.69%) Management Information System
18 53 (0.69%) Virtual Team
19 35 (0.45%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 581 (7.52%) Windows
2 262 (3.39%) Linux
3 189 (2.45%) Android
4 125 (1.62%) Apple iOS
5 116 (1.50%) Windows Server
6 30 (0.39%) Unix
7 16 (0.21%) CoreOS
7 16 (0.21%) zOS
8 14 (0.18%) Ubuntu
9 10 (0.13%) Windows Server 2016
10 9 (0.12%) CentOS
10 9 (0.12%) Mac OS X
10 9 (0.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 9 (0.12%) Windows Server 2008
10 9 (0.12%) Windows Server 2012
11 5 (0.065%) Mac OS
11 5 (0.065%) VMS
11 5 (0.065%) Windows 10
12 4 (0.052%) Fedora
13 3 (0.039%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 3,511 (45.43%) Agile Software Development
2 2,096 (27.12%) MVC
3 1,847 (23.90%) DevOps
4 1,478 (19.12%) Software Engineering
5 1,459 (18.88%) TDD
6 1,444 (18.68%) Microservices
7 1,250 (16.17%) Scrum
8 868 (11.23%) Test Automation
9 802 (10.38%) Web Development
10 801 (10.36%) OO
11 709 (9.17%) Mentoring
12 594 (7.69%) Unit Testing
13 571 (7.39%) Continuous Integration
14 566 (7.32%) Fintech
15 565 (7.31%) SDLC
16 544 (7.04%) BDD
17 536 (6.93%) SOLID
18 515 (6.66%) Problem-Solving
19 429 (5.55%) Computer Science
20 387 (5.01%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 6,045 (78.21%) C#
2 3,330 (43.08%) JavaScript
3 2,968 (38.40%) SQL
4 798 (10.32%) Java
5 727 (9.41%) TypeScript
6 659 (8.53%) Python
7 511 (6.61%) T-SQL
8 354 (4.58%) C++
9 347 (4.49%) PowerShell
10 325 (4.20%) VB.NET
11 141 (1.82%) PHP
12 138 (1.79%) VB
13 111 (1.44%) Go
14 105 (1.36%) C
15 75 (0.97%) PL/SQL
16 65 (0.84%) VBA
17 63 (0.82%) Ruby
18 57 (0.74%) R
19 51 (0.66%) Bash Shell
20 46 (0.60%) F#
Qualifications
1 773 (10.00%) Degree
2 217 (2.81%) Computer Science Degree
3 126 (1.63%) Security Cleared
4 71 (0.92%) SC Cleared
5 70 (0.91%) Microsoft Certification
6 51 (0.66%) ISTQB
7 38 (0.49%) Numerate Degree
8 32 (0.41%) TOGAF Certification
9 31 (0.40%) ISEB
10 30 (0.39%) PhD
11 21 (0.27%) CISSP
12 20 (0.26%) CISM
12 20 (0.26%) CSSLP
13 17 (0.22%) MCSA
14 15 (0.19%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 15 (0.19%) Master's Degree
15 14 (0.18%) MCITP
16 10 (0.13%) DV Cleared
17 8 (0.10%) CTC Cleared
18 7 (0.091%) MCPD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 444 (5.74%) QA
2 47 (0.61%) SLA
3 34 (0.44%) GDPR
4 24 (0.31%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 23 (0.30%) NIST
6 12 (0.16%) COBIT
7 10 (0.13%) Data Quality
7 10 (0.13%) MiFID
8 8 (0.10%) EMIR
9 7 (0.091%) ISO 13485
9 7 (0.091%) ISO 9001
10 6 (0.078%) PSD2
11 5 (0.065%) Dodd-Frank
11 5 (0.065%) PCI DSS
11 5 (0.065%) WCAG
12 2 (0.026%) GAMP
12 2 (0.026%) ISO/IEC 20000
13 1 (0.013%) HL7
13 1 (0.013%) PMO
13 1 (0.013%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 885 (11.45%) Docker
2 93 (1.20%) Active Directory
3 17 (0.22%) Hyper-V
3 17 (0.22%) VMware Infrastructure
4 13 (0.17%) Virtual Machines
5 9 (0.12%) Firmware
6 5 (0.065%) vSphere
7 4 (0.052%) Gluster
7 4 (0.052%) GlusterFS
8 3 (0.039%) LXC
8 3 (0.039%) Virtual Desktop
8 3 (0.039%) Virtual Servers
9 2 (0.026%) HDFS
9 2 (0.026%) iptables
9 2 (0.026%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 2 (0.026%) XenApp
10 1 (0.013%) NDS
10 1 (0.013%) NetIQ eDirectory
10 1 (0.013%) Terminal Services
10 1 (0.013%) Tivoli Directory Server
Systems Management
1 623 (8.06%) Kubernetes
2 263 (3.40%) Terraform
3 87 (1.13%) Ansible
4 68 (0.88%) Puppet
5 37 (0.48%) Opscode Chef
6 33 (0.43%) MIIS
7 30 (0.39%) Grafana
8 22 (0.28%) Kibana
9 16 (0.21%) Single Sign-On
10 15 (0.19%) Istio
10 15 (0.19%) SCCM
10 15 (0.19%) WMI
11 13 (0.17%) SCOM
12 7 (0.091%) Prometheus
13 4 (0.052%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
13 4 (0.052%) HP Quality Center
13 4 (0.052%) logstash
14 3 (0.039%) Rancher
15 2 (0.026%) PowerCLI
15 2 (0.026%) Simpana
Vendors
1 1,891 (24.47%) Microsoft
2 353 (4.57%) Oracle
3 191 (2.47%) Xamarin
4 153 (1.98%) Google
5 85 (1.10%) Salesforce.com
6 83 (1.07%) Sitecore
7 82 (1.06%) SAP
8 68 (0.88%) Atlassian
9 63 (0.82%) VMware
10 45 (0.58%) Databricks
11 41 (0.53%) IBM
12 36 (0.47%) Nintex
13 26 (0.34%) Splunk
14 25 (0.32%) Remedy
14 25 (0.32%) ServiceNow
15 23 (0.30%) MuleSoft
15 23 (0.30%) Red Hat
16 20 (0.26%) Ceridian
17 19 (0.25%) Apple
17 19 (0.25%) Blue Prism