Period
to 20 April 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 20 April 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft .NET (dotNet)
UK
6 months to
20 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 13 9 9
Rank change year-on-year -4 0 -1
Permanent jobs citing .NET 10,297 16,066 21,092
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 12.20% 14.61% 14.19%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 30.66% 37.11% 36.55%
Number of salaries quoted 8,786 13,840 18,402
10th Percentile £33,750 £32,500 £31,250
25th Percentile £41,250 £38,750 £37,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +5.00% - +11.11%
75th Percentile £70,000 £66,000 £65,000
90th Percentile £88,750 £83,000 £82,500
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 33,584 43,296 57,711
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 39.78% 39.37% 38.83%
Number of salaries quoted 27,023 35,990 47,635
10th Percentile £34,685 £32,500 £31,250
25th Percentile £42,500 £41,250 £38,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year - +4.76% +5.00%
75th Percentile £75,000 £75,000 £71,000
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% +2.27%

.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 20 April 2021.

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 20 April 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 9,201 £55,000 +10.00% 2,391
UK excluding London -2 6,430 £50,000 +11.11% 1,891
London -6 3,269 £70,000 +7.69% 695
Work from Home -5 2,245 £55,000 +10.00% 575
South East -1 2,186 £52,500 +10.53% 433
North of England -3 1,479 £47,500 +5.56% 584
Midlands +1 1,009 £45,500 +7.06% 327
South West -10 811 £45,000 -2.17% 194
North West -6 747 £50,000 +5.26% 333
Yorkshire -6 589 £44,000 -2.22% 182
West Midlands -2 572 £45,500 +1.11% 186
East Midlands -2 428 £45,000 +11.11% 138
Scotland -8 411 £47,500 +5.56% 106
East of England -14 308 £50,000 - 156
Wales -1 175 £42,500 -5.56% 61
North East +5 143 £41,695 +2.95% 69
Northern Ireland -11 55 £35,000 -12.50% 31

For the 6 months to 20 April 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 8,087 (78.54%) C#
2 4,758 (46.21%) Azure
3 4,730 (45.94%) Agile Software Development
4 4,704 (45.68%) JavaScript
5 4,081 (39.63%) SQL
6 3,868 (37.56%) .NET Core
7 3,429 (33.30%) SQL Server
8 2,964 (28.79%) ASP.NET
9 2,724 (26.45%) MVC
10 2,546 (24.73%) CSS
11 2,521 (24.48%) DevOps
12 2,520 (24.47%) HTML
13 2,368 (23.00%) Microsoft
14 2,331 (22.64%) AngularJS
15 2,309 (22.42%) Software Engineering
16 2,214 (21.50%) React
17 2,201 (21.38%) .NET Framework
18 1,901 (18.46%) Microservices
19 1,884 (18.30%) Finance
20 1,797 (17.45%) AWS
21 1,774 (17.23%) TDD
22 1,536 (14.92%) Scrum
23 1,338 (12.99%) Docker
24 1,319 (12.81%) ASP.NET Web API
25 1,179 (11.45%) Web Services
26 1,169 (11.35%) Git (software)
27 1,107 (10.75%) jQuery
28 1,106 (10.74%) Test Automation
29 1,073 (10.42%) ASP.NET MVC
30 1,037 (10.07%) 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
1 411 (3.99%) SharePoint
2 371 (3.60%) CMS
3 298 (2.89%) IIS
4 191 (1.85%) Umbraco
5 133 (1.29%) Confluence
6 127 (1.23%) EPiServer
7 125 (1.21%) Sitecore CMS
8 97 (0.94%) Elasticsearch
9 87 (0.84%) NServiceBus
10 62 (0.60%) Apache Spark
11 53 (0.51%) Kentico
12 46 (0.45%) BizTalk Server
13 39 (0.38%) WordPress
14 38 (0.37%) Apache
15 28 (0.27%) Cloud Foundry
16 22 (0.21%) Apache Solr
16 22 (0.21%) Sitefinity
17 20 (0.19%) Drupal
18 19 (0.18%) nginx
19 14 (0.14%) OnBase
Applications
1 89 (0.86%) Microsoft Excel
2 68 (0.66%) Microsoft Office
3 17 (0.17%) Chatbot
4 14 (0.14%) Adobe Illustrator
5 12 (0.12%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 10 (0.097%) Figma
7 9 (0.087%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 9 (0.087%) InVision
7 9 (0.087%) Photoshop
7 9 (0.087%) Simulink
7 9 (0.087%) Sketch
8 6 (0.058%) MS Visio
8 6 (0.058%) Revit
8 6 (0.058%) SOLIDWORKS
9 5 (0.049%) AutoCAD
9 5 (0.049%) Spreadsheet
10 3 (0.029%) Adobe XD
11 1 (0.010%) Blender
11 1 (0.010%) PrintSoft PReS
Business Applications
1 284 (2.76%) Dynamics CRM
2 40 (0.39%) Dynamics NAV
3 34 (0.33%) Dynamics AX
4 22 (0.21%) nopCommerce
4 22 (0.21%) Payment Gateway
5 20 (0.19%) NetSuite
6 15 (0.15%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
7 13 (0.13%) Magento
7 13 (0.13%) Salesforce.com CRM
8 10 (0.097%) Sage 1000
8 10 (0.097%) Visualfiles
9 7 (0.068%) SAP CRM
10 6 (0.058%) Maximo
11 5 (0.049%) Elite 3E
11 5 (0.049%) Oracle BPM
12 4 (0.039%) Bond Adapt
13 3 (0.029%) Adobe Campaign
13 3 (0.029%) Sage 200
13 3 (0.029%) SAP Business One
13 3 (0.029%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 4,758 (46.21%) Azure
2 1,797 (17.45%) AWS
3 617 (5.99%) SaaS
4 613 (5.95%) Serverless
5 462 (4.49%) GCP
6 408 (3.96%) PaaS
7 382 (3.71%) Power Platform
8 312 (3.03%) Azure Service Bus
9 261 (2.53%) Dynamics 365
10 225 (2.19%) Azure Functions
11 170 (1.65%) IaaS
12 164 (1.59%) Microsoft 365
13 158 (1.53%) Azure Cosmos DB
14 155 (1.51%) PowerApps
15 150 (1.46%) Azure Service Fabric
16 149 (1.45%) Azure Active Directory
17 146 (1.42%) Azure Storage
18 142 (1.38%) Azure App Service
19 139 (1.35%) GitHub
20 113 (1.10%) Azure Logic Apps
Communications & Networking
1 142 (1.38%) HTTP
2 100 (0.97%) Skype
3 60 (0.58%) Internet
4 48 (0.47%) DNS
5 32 (0.31%) TCP/IP
6 27 (0.26%) Firewall
6 27 (0.26%) Intranet
7 23 (0.22%) Network Security
8 21 (0.20%) SSH
9 18 (0.17%) WAN
10 16 (0.16%) AMQP
11 14 (0.14%) VPN
12 13 (0.13%) LAN
13 11 (0.11%) FTP
13 11 (0.11%) Reverse Proxy
14 9 (0.087%) SMTP
14 9 (0.087%) Wireless
15 8 (0.078%) DHCP
15 8 (0.078%) VLAN
16 7 (0.068%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3,429 (33.30%) SQL Server
2 611 (5.93%) NoSQL
3 351 (3.41%) Relational Database
4 346 (3.36%) MongoDB
5 322 (3.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 314 (3.05%) MySQL
7 304 (2.95%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 303 (2.94%) Azure SQL Database
9 248 (2.41%) PostgreSQL
10 215 (2.09%) Power BI
10 215 (2.09%) Redis
11 159 (1.54%) Data Warehouse
12 147 (1.43%) Big Data
13 127 (1.23%) SQL Server 2008
14 112 (1.09%) SQL Server 2012
15 81 (0.79%) Amazon DynamoDB
16 78 (0.76%) RDBMS
17 75 (0.73%) SQL Server 2016
18 55 (0.53%) SQL Server 2005
19 54 (0.52%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 1,169 (11.35%) Git (software)
2 733 (7.12%) Visual Studio
3 396 (3.85%) Selenium
4 369 (3.58%) Team Foundation Server
5 343 (3.33%) JIRA
6 340 (3.30%) TeamCity
7 304 (2.95%) Octopus Deploy
8 276 (2.68%) Jenkins
9 252 (2.45%) Visual Studio Team System
10 224 (2.18%) NUnit
11 172 (1.67%) SpecFlow
12 153 (1.49%) GitLab
13 140 (1.36%) Cypress.io
14 117 (1.14%) webpack
15 97 (0.94%) Postman
16 85 (0.83%) Bitbucket
17 73 (0.71%) Moq
18 56 (0.54%) WebDriver
19 49 (0.48%) JMeter
20 48 (0.47%) Grunt
General
1 1,884 (18.30%) Finance
2 272 (2.64%) Front Office
3 268 (2.60%) Public Sector
4 250 (2.43%) Retail
5 222 (2.16%) Marketing
6 211 (2.05%) Banking
7 209 (2.03%) Games
8 181 (1.76%) Law
9 157 (1.52%) Manufacturing
10 129 (1.25%) Back Office
10 129 (1.25%) Telecoms
11 113 (1.10%) Legal
12 97 (0.94%) Advertising
13 89 (0.86%) Electronics
14 70 (0.68%) Automotive
15 55 (0.53%) Local Government
16 49 (0.48%) Pharmaceutical
17 48 (0.47%) Financial Institution
18 46 (0.45%) Publishing
19 33 (0.32%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 7,043 (68.40%) Developer
2 3,359 (32.62%) .NET Developer
3 2,175 (21.12%) C# Developer
4 1,690 (16.41%) Senior Developer
5 1,596 (15.50%) Software Developer
6 1,272 (12.35%) C# .NET Developer
7 1,165 (11.31%) Software Engineer
8 876 (8.51%) Full Stack Developer
9 810 (7.87%) Senior .NET Developer
10 712 (6.91%) .NET Software Developer
11 577 (5.60%) C# Software Developer
12 536 (5.21%) Senior C# Developer
13 443 (4.30%) Architect
14 419 (4.07%) Lead Developer
15 416 (4.04%) Azure Developer
16 404 (3.92%) SQL Developer
17 395 (3.84%) React Developer
17 395 (3.84%) Senior Software Developer
18 394 (3.83%) .NET Software Engineer
19 320 (3.11%) Developer/Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3,868 (37.56%) .NET Core
2 2,964 (28.79%) ASP.NET
3 2,546 (24.73%) CSS
4 2,520 (24.47%) HTML
5 2,331 (22.64%) AngularJS
6 2,214 (21.50%) React
7 2,201 (21.38%) .NET Framework
8 1,319 (12.81%) ASP.NET Web API
9 1,179 (11.45%) Web Services
10 1,107 (10.75%) jQuery
11 1,073 (10.42%) ASP.NET MVC
12 992 (9.63%) REST
13 909 (8.83%) Vue.js
14 886 (8.60%) Entity Framework
15 687 (6.67%) HTML5
16 679 (6.59%) Node.js
17 664 (6.45%) RESTful
18 571 (5.55%) Twitter Bootstrap
19 503 (4.88%) ASP.NET Core
20 484 (4.70%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 833 (8.09%) Greenfield Project
2 515 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
3 512 (4.97%) User Experience
4 373 (3.62%) Mobile App
5 328 (3.19%) Self-Motivation
6 258 (2.51%) Enterprise Software
7 191 (1.85%) Hedge funds
8 162 (1.57%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 159 (1.54%) N-Tier
10 155 (1.51%) Cloud Native
10 155 (1.51%) Derivative
11 136 (1.32%) Algorithms
12 131 (1.27%) Equities
13 120 (1.17%) Data Structures
13 120 (1.17%) Organisational Skills
14 112 (1.09%) Virtual Team
15 103 (1.00%) Blog
16 100 (0.97%) Fixed Income
17 90 (0.87%) Management Information System
18 79 (0.77%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 725 (7.04%) Windows
2 412 (4.00%) Linux
3 199 (1.93%) Android
4 177 (1.72%) Windows Server
5 176 (1.71%) Apple iOS
6 88 (0.85%) Unix
7 37 (0.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 28 (0.27%) Windows 10
9 22 (0.21%) Windows Server 2016
10 21 (0.20%) CentOS
10 21 (0.20%) VMS
11 16 (0.16%) AIX
11 16 (0.16%) Windows Server 2012
12 14 (0.14%) Windows 7
13 11 (0.11%) Ubuntu
14 9 (0.087%) CoreOS
15 8 (0.078%) Windows Server 2008
15 8 (0.078%) zOS
16 6 (0.058%) Debian
16 6 (0.058%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 4,730 (45.94%) Agile Software Development
2 2,724 (26.45%) MVC
3 2,521 (24.48%) DevOps
4 2,309 (22.42%) Software Engineering
5 1,901 (18.46%) Microservices
6 1,774 (17.23%) TDD
7 1,536 (14.92%) Scrum
8 1,106 (10.74%) Test Automation
9 944 (9.17%) Mentoring
10 871 (8.46%) Problem-Solving
10 871 (8.46%) Web Development
11 838 (8.14%) Fintech
12 822 (7.98%) OO
13 796 (7.73%) SOLID
14 776 (7.54%) SDLC
15 745 (7.24%) Continuous Integration
16 712 (6.91%) Unit Testing
17 643 (6.24%) Computer Science
18 606 (5.89%) BDD
19 458 (4.45%) Front End Development
Programming Languages
1 8,087 (78.54%) C#
2 4,704 (45.68%) JavaScript
3 4,081 (39.63%) SQL
4 1,037 (10.07%) TypeScript
5 973 (9.45%) Python
6 871 (8.46%) Java
7 818 (7.94%) T-SQL
8 469 (4.55%) PowerShell
9 421 (4.09%) VB.NET
10 327 (3.18%) C++
11 246 (2.39%) PHP
12 200 (1.94%) VB
13 173 (1.68%) Go
14 109 (1.06%) Bash Shell
14 109 (1.06%) C
15 90 (0.87%) VBA
16 85 (0.83%) PL/SQL
16 85 (0.83%) Ruby
17 83 (0.81%) ES6
18 67 (0.65%) Scala
Qualifications
1 1,012 (9.83%) Degree
2 395 (3.84%) Computer Science Degree
3 217 (2.11%) Security Cleared
4 171 (1.66%) SC Cleared
5 128 (1.24%) Microsoft Certification
6 53 (0.51%) ISTQB
7 48 (0.47%) Master's Degree
8 41 (0.40%) HNC
9 32 (0.31%) HND
10 22 (0.21%) ISEB
11 17 (0.17%) CISSP
12 16 (0.16%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 15 (0.15%) DV Cleared
13 15 (0.15%) PhD
14 14 (0.14%) CISA
14 14 (0.14%) MCSA
14 14 (0.14%) MCSE
15 13 (0.13%) AWS Certification
16 11 (0.11%) Numerate Degree
16 11 (0.11%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 600 (5.83%) QA
2 46 (0.45%) GRC
3 42 (0.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 42 (0.41%) SLA
4 38 (0.37%) Data Quality
5 26 (0.25%) PCI DSS
6 22 (0.21%) GDPR
7 14 (0.14%) WAI
8 10 (0.097%) PSD2
9 9 (0.087%) COBIT
10 7 (0.068%) NIST
11 5 (0.049%) Basel II
11 5 (0.049%) CRD IV
11 5 (0.049%) ISO/IEC 20000
12 4 (0.039%) Dodd-Frank
12 4 (0.039%) EMIR
12 4 (0.039%) MiFID
12 4 (0.039%) WCAG
13 3 (0.029%) ISO 9001
13 3 (0.029%) PMO
System Software
1 1,338 (12.99%) Docker
2 111 (1.08%) Active Directory
3 30 (0.29%) VMware Infrastructure
4 12 (0.12%) Virtual Machines
5 11 (0.11%) Firmware
6 9 (0.087%) Hyper-V
7 8 (0.078%) Virtual Desktop
8 7 (0.068%) Virtual Servers
9 4 (0.039%) NDS
9 4 (0.039%) NetIQ eDirectory
10 3 (0.029%) LXC
10 3 (0.029%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 3 (0.029%) vSphere
11 2 (0.019%) Ceph
11 2 (0.019%) VMware ESXi
12 1 (0.010%) GlusterFS
12 1 (0.010%) HDFS
12 1 (0.010%) KVM
12 1 (0.010%) NFS
12 1 (0.010%) Samba
Systems Management
1 958 (9.30%) Kubernetes
2 407 (3.95%) Terraform
3 122 (1.18%) Ansible
4 91 (0.88%) Opscode Chef
5 69 (0.67%) Puppet
6 56 (0.54%) Grafana
7 52 (0.51%) Prometheus
8 40 (0.39%) MIIS
9 28 (0.27%) Kibana
10 24 (0.23%) Single Sign-On
11 10 (0.097%) SCCM
11 10 (0.097%) WMI
12 9 (0.087%) Packer
12 9 (0.087%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
13 8 (0.078%) HP Fortify
13 8 (0.078%) HP Quality Center
13 8 (0.078%) Nagios
13 8 (0.078%) SCOM
14 7 (0.068%) Graphite
14 7 (0.068%) Istio
Vendors
1 2,368 (23.00%) Microsoft
2 365 (3.54%) Oracle
3 213 (2.07%) Xamarin
4 182 (1.77%) Google
5 168 (1.63%) Sitecore
6 98 (0.95%) Nintex
7 92 (0.89%) SAP
8 82 (0.80%) Salesforce.com
9 62 (0.60%) VMware
10 58 (0.56%) Atlassian
11 54 (0.52%) Databricks
12 52 (0.51%) Red Hat
13 37 (0.36%) Adobe
13 37 (0.36%) IBM
14 30 (0.29%) Splunk
15 28 (0.27%) Telerik
16 26 (0.25%) Charles River
17 25 (0.24%) MuleSoft
18 22 (0.21%) DevExpress
19 21 (0.20%) Blue Prism