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

Microsoft .NET (dotNet)
UK
6 months to
20 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 17 14 11
Rank change year-on-year -3 -3 -1
Permanent jobs citing .NET 13,457 7,028 19,046
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 11.12% 14.31% 13.47%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 27.30% 32.68% 36.06%
Number of salaries quoted 10,160 6,077 16,559
10th Percentile £35,000 £35,000 £31,250
25th Percentile £42,500 £42,500 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year - +10.00% +5.26%
75th Percentile £72,500 £70,000 £65,000
90th Percentile £86,250 £87,500 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +11.11% -

.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 49,291 21,504 52,816
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 40.72% 43.78% 37.37%
Number of salaries quoted 31,716 18,234 43,674
10th Percentile £36,250 £35,000 £32,000
25th Percentile £45,000 £42,500 £39,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £57,500 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year +4.35% +9.52% +5.00%
75th Percentile £77,500 £75,000 £72,500
90th Percentile £95,000 £95,000 £87,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +11.11% -

.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 September 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 September 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 -3 11,788 £55,000 - 2,628
UK excluding London -3 7,984 £50,000 - 1,937
London -7 4,534 £70,000 - 829
Work from Home -6 3,522 £55,000 - 644
South East -6 2,664 £52,500 +5.00% 400
North of England -8 1,682 £47,500 -5.00% 611
Midlands -4 1,262 £47,500 - 413
South West +3 947 £47,500 +5.56% 176
North West -8 897 £52,500 - 348
West Midlands -4 843 £48,500 -1.02% 263
Scotland -5 600 £50,000 +5.26% 88
Yorkshire -8 597 £45,000 - 178
East of England -8 476 £55,000 +10.00% 190
East Midlands -3 417 £43,000 -4.44% 150
Wales +2 213 £45,000 -7.22% 39
North East +5 188 £42,500 - 85
Northern Ireland -1 157 £36,250 -23.68% 20

For the 6 months to 20 September 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 10,600 (78.77%) C#
2 6,305 (46.85%) Agile Software Development
3 6,123 (45.50%) Azure
4 5,693 (42.31%) SQL
5 5,448 (40.48%) JavaScript
6 4,674 (34.73%) .NET Core
7 4,465 (33.18%) SQL Server
8 3,414 (25.37%) Microsoft
9 3,401 (25.27%) ASP.NET
10 3,324 (24.70%) AngularJS
11 3,305 (24.56%) DevOps
12 3,148 (23.39%) MVC
13 3,140 (23.33%) React
14 3,096 (23.01%) Software Engineering
15 3,015 (22.40%) HTML
16 2,924 (21.73%) .NET Framework
17 2,890 (21.48%) CSS
18 2,680 (19.92%) Microservices
19 2,669 (19.83%) Full Stack Development
20 2,642 (19.63%) AWS
21 2,430 (18.06%) Social Skills
22 2,387 (17.74%) TDD
23 2,321 (17.25%) Finance
24 2,311 (17.17%) Scrum
25 1,966 (14.61%) Docker
26 1,712 (12.72%) Kubernetes
27 1,710 (12.71%) Git (software)
28 1,696 (12.60%) Java
29 1,646 (12.23%) ASP.NET Web API
30 1,506 (11.19%) REST

.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
1 584 (4.34%) CMS
2 364 (2.70%) IIS
3 362 (2.69%) SharePoint
4 360 (2.68%) Umbraco
5 266 (1.98%) Elasticsearch
6 199 (1.48%) EPiServer
7 174 (1.29%) Confluence
8 141 (1.05%) Sitecore CMS
9 124 (0.92%) Kentico
10 69 (0.51%) Apache Spark
11 61 (0.45%) NServiceBus
12 52 (0.39%) Cloud Foundry
12 52 (0.39%) Headless CMS
13 51 (0.38%) BizTalk Server
14 49 (0.36%) WordPress
15 38 (0.28%) Apache
16 35 (0.26%) SAS
17 31 (0.23%) Drupal
18 22 (0.16%) nginx
19 21 (0.16%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 132 (0.98%) Microsoft Office
2 102 (0.76%) Microsoft Excel
3 26 (0.19%) InVision
4 19 (0.14%) MS Visio
5 17 (0.13%) Sketch
6 16 (0.12%) Spreadsheet
7 15 (0.11%) Campfire
8 14 (0.10%) Photoshop
9 13 (0.097%) Chatbot
10 9 (0.067%) Adobe Illustrator
10 9 (0.067%) Figma
11 8 (0.059%) EngageOne
12 7 (0.052%) Siemens NX
13 5 (0.037%) Adobe Creative Suite
13 5 (0.037%) Simulink
14 4 (0.030%) Adobe XD
15 3 (0.022%) Revit
16 2 (0.015%) AutoCAD
16 2 (0.015%) Blender
16 2 (0.015%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 239 (1.78%) Dynamics CRM
2 39 (0.29%) Dynamics AX
3 34 (0.25%) Dynamics NAV
3 34 (0.25%) Payment Gateway
4 29 (0.22%) NetSuite
5 22 (0.16%) SAP Business One
6 21 (0.16%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 16 (0.12%) Magento
7 16 (0.12%) MetaTrader
8 14 (0.10%) nopCommerce
9 11 (0.082%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
10 8 (0.059%) SDL Web 8
11 7 (0.052%) Elite 3E
11 7 (0.052%) Refinitiv Enterprise Platform
11 7 (0.052%) SAP Oil and Gas
11 7 (0.052%) Teamcenter
12 6 (0.045%) BambooHR
12 6 (0.045%) RMDS
12 6 (0.045%) Visualfiles
13 4 (0.030%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 6,123 (45.50%) Azure
2 2,642 (19.63%) AWS
3 949 (7.05%) Serverless
4 921 (6.84%) SaaS
5 696 (5.17%) GCP
6 508 (3.77%) Power Platform
7 407 (3.02%) PaaS
8 396 (2.94%) Azure Service Bus
9 373 (2.77%) GitHub
10 354 (2.63%) Dynamics 365
11 297 (2.21%) Azure Functions
12 291 (2.16%) Azure Cosmos DB
13 267 (1.98%) AWS Lambda
14 225 (1.67%) Microsoft 365
15 206 (1.53%) IaaS
16 182 (1.35%) AWS CloudFormation
17 181 (1.35%) Azure Logic Apps
18 172 (1.28%) PowerApps
19 170 (1.26%) Amazon S3
20 161 (1.20%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 267 (1.98%) HTTP
2 134 (1.00%) Internet
3 97 (0.72%) DNS
4 75 (0.56%) Firewall
5 67 (0.50%) TCP/IP
6 37 (0.27%) Network Security
7 29 (0.22%) VPN
8 28 (0.21%) Broadband
8 28 (0.21%) Intranet
9 26 (0.19%) FTP
10 25 (0.19%) LAN
10 25 (0.19%) WAN
11 22 (0.16%) Skype
12 21 (0.16%) MQTT
12 21 (0.16%) SMTP
13 18 (0.13%) AMQP
13 18 (0.13%) Modbus
14 17 (0.13%) SSL
15 16 (0.12%) DHCP
16 13 (0.097%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4,465 (33.18%) SQL Server
2 956 (7.10%) NoSQL
3 622 (4.62%) Relational Database
4 605 (4.50%) MongoDB
5 538 (4.00%) MySQL
6 419 (3.11%) PostgreSQL
7 391 (2.91%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 350 (2.60%) Power BI
9 340 (2.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 291 (2.16%) Azure SQL Database
11 277 (2.06%) Redis
12 217 (1.61%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 206 (1.53%) Data Warehouse
14 195 (1.45%) RDBMS
15 188 (1.40%) Big Data
16 120 (0.89%) SQL Server 2012
17 116 (0.86%) Amazon RDS
18 89 (0.66%) Data Lake
18 89 (0.66%) GIS
19 87 (0.65%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 1,710 (12.71%) Git (software)
2 883 (6.56%) Visual Studio
3 586 (4.35%) TeamCity
4 571 (4.24%) Octopus Deploy
5 527 (3.92%) Selenium
6 522 (3.88%) Team Foundation Server
7 504 (3.75%) JIRA
8 451 (3.35%) Jenkins
9 361 (2.68%) NUnit
10 285 (2.12%) SpecFlow
11 200 (1.49%) Moq
12 189 (1.40%) Visual Studio Team System
13 181 (1.35%) webpack
14 163 (1.21%) Cypress.io
15 145 (1.08%) Postman
16 128 (0.95%) GitLab
17 127 (0.94%) WebDriver
18 126 (0.94%) JMeter
19 98 (0.73%) git-flow
20 91 (0.68%) MSTest
General
1 2,430 (18.06%) Social Skills
2 2,321 (17.25%) Finance
3 600 (4.46%) Analytical Skills
4 501 (3.72%) Retail
5 455 (3.38%) Public Sector
6 380 (2.82%) Marketing
7 375 (2.79%) Banking
8 236 (1.75%) Law
9 199 (1.48%) Inclusion and Diversity
10 191 (1.42%) Games
11 190 (1.41%) Organisational Skills
12 182 (1.35%) Manufacturing
13 180 (1.34%) Legal
14 176 (1.31%) Advertising
15 163 (1.21%) Pharmaceutical
16 148 (1.10%) Presentation Skills
17 140 (1.04%) Front Office
18 114 (0.85%) Electronics
18 114 (0.85%) Telecoms
19 97 (0.72%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 8,443 (62.74%) Developer
2 3,615 (26.86%) .NET Developer
3 2,384 (17.72%) C# Developer
4 2,116 (15.72%) Software Developer
5 2,032 (15.10%) Senior Developer
6 1,626 (12.08%) Software Engineer
7 1,306 (9.70%) C# .NET Developer
8 1,163 (8.64%) Full Stack Developer
9 908 (6.75%) Senior .NET Developer
10 703 (5.22%) Architect
11 661 (4.91%) .NET Software Developer
12 590 (4.38%) C# Software Developer
13 520 (3.86%) Lead Developer
14 507 (3.77%) Senior Software Developer
15 482 (3.58%) Senior Software Engineer
16 467 (3.47%) Senior C# Developer
17 395 (2.94%) Azure Developer
18 389 (2.89%) Junior
19 388 (2.88%) SQL Developer
20 374 (2.78%) .NET Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4,674 (34.73%) .NET Core
2 3,401 (25.27%) ASP.NET
3 3,324 (24.70%) AngularJS
4 3,140 (23.33%) React
5 3,015 (22.40%) HTML
6 2,924 (21.73%) .NET Framework
7 2,890 (21.48%) CSS
8 1,646 (12.23%) ASP.NET Web API
9 1,506 (11.19%) REST
10 1,450 (10.78%) Web Services
11 1,311 (9.74%) ASP.NET MVC
12 1,166 (8.66%) jQuery
13 1,135 (8.43%) Node.js
14 1,075 (7.99%) Entity Framework
15 1,062 (7.89%) RESTful
16 939 (6.98%) Vue.js
17 852 (6.33%) HTML5
18 621 (4.61%) XML
19 538 (4.00%) ASP.NET Core
20 529 (3.93%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 1,132 (8.41%) Greenfield Project
2 745 (5.54%) User Experience
3 476 (3.54%) Mobile App
4 444 (3.30%) Self-Motivation
5 402 (2.99%) Enterprise Software
6 232 (1.72%) Cloud Native
7 221 (1.64%) Legacy Systems
8 215 (1.60%) Algorithms
9 188 (1.40%) Virtual Team
10 174 (1.29%) Management Information System
11 154 (1.14%) Data Structures
12 149 (1.11%) Hybrid Cloud
13 122 (0.91%) Equities
14 119 (0.88%) Client/Server
15 112 (0.83%) Hedge funds
16 106 (0.79%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
17 90 (0.67%) Legacy Applications
18 84 (0.62%) Legacy Code
19 83 (0.62%) Blog
20 78 (0.58%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 1,068 (7.94%) Windows
2 584 (4.34%) Linux
3 265 (1.97%) Android
4 220 (1.63%) Windows Server
5 214 (1.59%) Apple iOS
6 76 (0.56%) Unix
7 49 (0.36%) Windows Server 2016
8 45 (0.33%) Windows Server 2012
9 43 (0.32%) VMS
10 27 (0.20%) Windows 10
11 19 (0.14%) Windows 7
12 17 (0.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 17 (0.13%) Windows Server 2008
13 16 (0.12%) Mac OS X
14 13 (0.097%) Mac OS
14 13 (0.097%) Windows Server 2019
15 7 (0.052%) Windows Server 2003
16 6 (0.045%) CentOS
17 5 (0.037%) SUSE
18 3 (0.022%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 6,305 (46.85%) Agile Software Development
2 3,305 (24.56%) DevOps
3 3,148 (23.39%) MVC
4 3,096 (23.01%) Software Engineering
5 2,680 (19.92%) Microservices
6 2,669 (19.83%) Full Stack Development
7 2,387 (17.74%) TDD
8 2,311 (17.17%) Scrum
9 1,397 (10.38%) Mentoring
10 1,369 (10.17%) Problem-Solving
11 1,355 (10.07%) SDLC
12 1,306 (9.70%) Test Automation
13 1,176 (8.74%) SOLID
14 1,094 (8.13%) Fintech
15 1,091 (8.11%) Web Development
16 1,051 (7.81%) OO
17 1,033 (7.68%) Unit Testing
18 999 (7.42%) Computer Science
19 998 (7.42%) BDD
20 849 (6.31%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 10,600 (78.77%) C#
2 5,693 (42.31%) SQL
3 5,448 (40.48%) JavaScript
4 1,696 (12.60%) Java
5 1,499 (11.14%) TypeScript
6 1,302 (9.68%) Python
7 1,040 (7.73%) T-SQL
8 686 (5.10%) PowerShell
9 515 (3.83%) VB.NET
10 513 (3.81%) C++
11 353 (2.62%) PHP
12 241 (1.79%) Bash Shell
13 239 (1.78%) VB
14 237 (1.76%) C
15 200 (1.49%) Scala
16 176 (1.31%) Ruby
17 158 (1.17%) VBA
18 143 (1.06%) ES6
19 142 (1.06%) Go
20 105 (0.78%) R
Qualifications
1 1,225 (9.10%) Degree
2 547 (4.06%) Computer Science Degree
3 503 (3.74%) Security Cleared
4 440 (3.27%) SC Cleared
5 136 (1.01%) Microsoft Certification
6 132 (0.98%) Master's Degree
7 59 (0.44%) ISTQB
8 54 (0.40%) Numerate Degree
9 36 (0.27%) ISEB
10 34 (0.25%) AWS Certification
11 30 (0.22%) TOGAF Certification
12 29 (0.22%) DV Cleared
13 24 (0.18%) HND
13 24 (0.18%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 22 (0.16%) DBS Check
15 19 (0.14%) HNC
16 12 (0.089%) PhD
17 11 (0.082%) PMI Certification
18 10 (0.074%) MCSE
19 8 (0.059%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 969 (7.20%) QA
2 200 (1.49%) Accessibility
3 67 (0.50%) GDPR
4 62 (0.46%) PSD2
5 58 (0.43%) SLA
6 52 (0.39%) Data Quality
7 31 (0.23%) WCAG
8 29 (0.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 26 (0.19%) PCI DSS
10 16 (0.12%) 21 CFR Part 11
10 16 (0.12%) GRC
11 15 (0.11%) GxP
12 10 (0.074%) PMO
13 8 (0.059%) Basel II
13 8 (0.059%) CRD IV
14 6 (0.045%) Cyber Essentials
14 6 (0.045%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
14 6 (0.045%) GAMP
14 6 (0.045%) ISO 9001
14 6 (0.045%) TickIT
System Software
1 1,966 (14.61%) Docker
2 172 (1.28%) Active Directory
3 63 (0.47%) VMware Infrastructure
4 20 (0.15%) Hyper-V
5 17 (0.13%) Firmware
6 14 (0.10%) Virtual Machines
7 9 (0.067%) vSphere
8 8 (0.059%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 7 (0.052%) Ceph
9 7 (0.052%) VMware ESXi
10 5 (0.037%) XenApp
11 4 (0.030%) LXC
11 4 (0.030%) Virtual Servers
12 3 (0.022%) DFS Replication
12 3 (0.022%) NFS
13 2 (0.015%) KVM
13 2 (0.015%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 2 (0.015%) vCloud
13 2 (0.015%) Virtual Desktop
13 2 (0.015%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 1,712 (12.72%) Kubernetes
2 663 (4.93%) Terraform
3 208 (1.55%) Grafana
4 162 (1.20%) Ansible
5 119 (0.88%) Prometheus
6 98 (0.73%) Opscode Chef
7 72 (0.54%) Puppet
8 55 (0.41%) Graphite
9 46 (0.34%) Kibana
10 45 (0.33%) Opsgenie
11 32 (0.24%) Graylog
12 25 (0.19%) logstash
12 25 (0.19%) Single Sign-On
13 24 (0.18%) MIIS
14 19 (0.14%) Packer
15 16 (0.12%) ZABBIX
16 15 (0.11%) HAProxy
16 15 (0.11%) Pingdom
17 13 (0.097%) Active Directory Federation Services
17 13 (0.097%) SCCM
Vendors
1 3,414 (25.37%) Microsoft
2 486 (3.61%) Oracle
3 404 (3.00%) Google
4 309 (2.30%) Xamarin
5 183 (1.36%) Sitecore
6 146 (1.08%) Salesforce.com
6 146 (1.08%) SAP
7 116 (0.86%) Samsung
8 97 (0.72%) VMware
9 67 (0.50%) Atlassian
10 59 (0.44%) OutSystems
11 57 (0.42%) Splunk
12 53 (0.39%) IBM
13 50 (0.37%) Adobe
14 47 (0.35%) New Relic
14 47 (0.35%) Telerik
15 42 (0.31%) Databricks
16 41 (0.30%) ServiceNow
17 39 (0.29%) Nintex
18 37 (0.27%) Apple