Period
to 27 January 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 27 January 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft .NET (dotNet)
UK
6 months to
27 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 13 9 9
Rank change year-on-year -4 0 -1
Permanent jobs citing .NET 8,724 17,951 22,189
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 13.36% 14.38% 14.81%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 31.36% 37.00% 37.42%
Number of salaries quoted 9,093 16,476 20,811
Median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - +11.11%
10th Percentile £35,000 £32,500 £31,250
90th Percentile £85,000 £81,250 £80,000
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 27,817 48,518 59,301
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 42.62% 38.87% 39.58%
Number of salaries quoted 23,537 40,181 49,084
Median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.76% +5.00%
10th Percentile £35,000 £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 27 January 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 27 January 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 7,841 £55,000 +10.00% 1,906
UK excluding London -1 5,734 £50,000 +11.11% 1,565
London -3 2,620 £70,000 +12.00% 502
South East +1 1,920 £52,500 +10.53% 353
Work from Home -2 1,688 £52,500 +7.14% 420
North of England -2 1,432 £50,000 +11.11% 505
Midlands +1 854 £47,500 +11.76% 288
North West -1 830 £50,000 +5.26% 295
South West -8 638 £45,000 - 140
West Midlands 0 478 £47,500 +5.56% 160
Yorkshire -6 464 £45,000 - 164
Scotland -5 410 £50,000 +11.11% 103
East Midlands -1 374 £47,500 +11.76% 127
East of England -8 296 £50,000 - 113
North East +9 138 £45,000 +5.88% 46
Wales 0 137 £45,000 - 39
Northern Ireland -9 45 £40,000 +6.67% 28
Isle of Man -11 4 £52,500 -0.94%
Channel Islands +5 1 £40,000 -33.33%

For the 6 months to 27 January 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 6,837 (78.37%) C#
2 3,975 (45.56%) Agile Software Development
3 3,967 (45.47%) Azure
4 3,857 (44.21%) JavaScript
5 3,364 (38.56%) SQL
6 3,273 (37.52%) .NET Core
7 2,993 (34.31%) SQL Server
8 2,643 (30.30%) ASP.NET
9 2,374 (27.21%) MVC
10 2,221 (25.46%) CSS
11 2,182 (25.01%) HTML
12 2,094 (24.00%) DevOps
13 1,999 (22.91%) Microsoft
14 1,994 (22.86%) AngularJS
15 1,953 (22.39%) .NET Framework
16 1,790 (20.52%) Software Engineering
17 1,776 (20.36%) React
18 1,624 (18.62%) TDD
19 1,591 (18.24%) Finance
20 1,552 (17.79%) Microservices
21 1,367 (15.67%) AWS
22 1,313 (15.05%) Scrum
23 1,190 (13.64%) ASP.NET Web API
24 1,049 (12.02%) ASP.NET MVC
25 1,048 (12.01%) Docker
26 987 (11.31%) Test Automation
27 978 (11.21%) Git (software)
28 950 (10.89%) jQuery
29 911 (10.44%) Web Services
30 856 (9.81%) Degree

.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
1 315 (3.61%) SharePoint
2 292 (3.35%) CMS
3 281 (3.22%) IIS
4 152 (1.74%) Umbraco
5 130 (1.49%) Confluence
6 126 (1.44%) NServiceBus
7 124 (1.42%) Elasticsearch
8 105 (1.20%) Sitecore CMS
9 74 (0.85%) EPiServer
10 49 (0.56%) BizTalk Server
11 45 (0.52%) Apache Spark
12 44 (0.50%) Kentico
13 32 (0.37%) WordPress
14 31 (0.36%) Apache
15 20 (0.23%) Drupal
16 18 (0.21%) nginx
17 15 (0.17%) Tomcat
18 12 (0.14%) Cloud Foundry
18 12 (0.14%) SharePoint 2010
18 12 (0.14%) WebSphere
Applications
1 83 (0.95%) Microsoft Excel
2 51 (0.58%) Microsoft Office
3 15 (0.17%) Chatbot
4 13 (0.15%) Spreadsheet
5 12 (0.14%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 12 (0.14%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 11 (0.13%) InVision
6 11 (0.13%) Sketch
7 8 (0.092%) Adobe Illustrator
8 6 (0.069%) SOLIDWORKS
9 5 (0.057%) MS Visio
9 5 (0.057%) Photoshop
10 4 (0.046%) Adobe XD
11 3 (0.034%) Simulink
12 1 (0.011%) AutoCAD
12 1 (0.011%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 248 (2.84%) Dynamics CRM
2 26 (0.30%) Dynamics NAV
3 25 (0.29%) Dynamics AX
4 20 (0.23%) nopCommerce
4 20 (0.23%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 20 (0.23%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
5 14 (0.16%) NetSuite
6 9 (0.10%) Oracle BPM
6 9 (0.10%) Payment Gateway
7 8 (0.092%) Magento
7 8 (0.092%) SAP CRM
8 7 (0.080%) Maximo
8 7 (0.080%) Remedy ITSM
8 7 (0.080%) SAP GTS
9 6 (0.069%) Elite 3E
10 5 (0.057%) SAP Business One
11 4 (0.046%) Bond Adapt
11 4 (0.046%) Dynamics GP
12 3 (0.034%) Sage 200
13 2 (0.023%) SAP MII
Cloud Services
1 3,967 (45.47%) Azure
2 1,367 (15.67%) AWS
3 461 (5.28%) SaaS
4 391 (4.48%) Serverless
5 340 (3.90%) PaaS
6 322 (3.69%) GCP
7 278 (3.19%) Power Platform
8 248 (2.84%) Dynamics 365
9 162 (1.86%) IaaS
10 123 (1.41%) Azure Functions
11 116 (1.33%) Office 365
12 114 (1.31%) GitHub
13 113 (1.30%) Cloud Computing
14 84 (0.96%) AWS Lambda
14 84 (0.96%) Logic Apps
15 83 (0.95%) npm
16 81 (0.93%) Azure Active Directory
17 69 (0.79%) PowerApps
18 67 (0.77%) AWS CloudFormation
19 52 (0.60%) Azure Data Factory
Communications & Networking
1 168 (1.93%) HTTP
2 164 (1.88%) Skype
3 60 (0.69%) Internet
4 42 (0.48%) DNS
5 29 (0.33%) TCP/IP
6 18 (0.21%) WAN
7 15 (0.17%) AMQP
8 14 (0.16%) Firewall
8 14 (0.16%) Intranet
8 14 (0.16%) Wireless
9 10 (0.11%) VPN
9 10 (0.11%) WEP
10 9 (0.10%) FTP
10 9 (0.10%) SSH
11 8 (0.092%) LAN
12 7 (0.080%) Network Security
12 7 (0.080%) RTP
13 5 (0.057%) DHCP
13 5 (0.057%) SSL
14 4 (0.046%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2,993 (34.31%) SQL Server
2 514 (5.89%) NoSQL
3 318 (3.65%) Relational Database
4 300 (3.44%) MongoDB
5 282 (3.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 263 (3.01%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 256 (2.93%) MySQL
8 249 (2.85%) Azure SQL Database
9 196 (2.25%) Redis
10 136 (1.56%) PostgreSQL
11 133 (1.52%) Cosmos DB
12 120 (1.38%) Power BI
13 117 (1.34%) SQL Server 2012
14 115 (1.32%) SQL Server 2008
15 108 (1.24%) Big Data
16 105 (1.20%) Data Warehouse
17 73 (0.84%) Data Lake
18 53 (0.61%) SQL Server 2016
19 45 (0.52%) SQL Server 2005
20 41 (0.47%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 978 (11.21%) Git (software)
2 570 (6.53%) Visual Studio
3 378 (4.33%) Selenium
4 324 (3.71%) Team Foundation Server
5 317 (3.63%) TeamCity
6 294 (3.37%) JIRA
7 270 (3.09%) Octopus Deploy
8 223 (2.56%) NUnit
9 184 (2.11%) Jenkins
10 183 (2.10%) SpecFlow
11 169 (1.94%) Visual Studio Team System
12 145 (1.66%) GitLab
13 109 (1.25%) Bitbucket
14 95 (1.09%) Cypress.io
15 69 (0.79%) Postman
16 68 (0.78%) webpack
17 64 (0.73%) WebDriver
18 63 (0.72%) Moq
19 53 (0.61%) MSTest
20 46 (0.53%) Visual Studio Code
General
1 1,591 (18.24%) Finance
2 235 (2.69%) Public Sector
3 219 (2.51%) Front Office
4 193 (2.21%) Banking
5 173 (1.98%) Games
6 153 (1.75%) Retail
7 134 (1.54%) Marketing
8 126 (1.44%) Back Office
9 123 (1.41%) Law
10 101 (1.16%) Telecoms
11 100 (1.15%) Manufacturing
12 79 (0.91%) Advertising
13 64 (0.73%) Legal
14 51 (0.58%) Electronics
15 47 (0.54%) Publishing
16 44 (0.50%) Private Banking
17 42 (0.48%) Financial Institution
18 35 (0.40%) Local Government
19 31 (0.36%) Automotive
20 29 (0.33%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 5,969 (68.42%) Developer
2 2,864 (32.83%) .NET Developer
3 1,834 (21.02%) C# Developer
4 1,416 (16.23%) Senior Developer
5 1,395 (15.99%) Software Developer
6 1,126 (12.91%) C# .NET Developer
7 927 (10.63%) Software Engineer
8 714 (8.18%) Senior .NET Developer
9 686 (7.86%) Full Stack Developer
10 570 (6.53%) .NET Software Developer
11 508 (5.82%) C# Software Developer
12 462 (5.30%) Senior C# Developer
13 432 (4.95%) Architect
14 391 (4.48%) Lead Developer
15 362 (4.15%) Azure Developer
16 344 (3.94%) .NET Software Engineer
17 328 (3.76%) SQL Developer
18 310 (3.55%) Senior Software Developer
19 279 (3.20%) Senior C# .NET Developer
20 274 (3.14%) React Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3,273 (37.52%) .NET Core
2 2,643 (30.30%) ASP.NET
3 2,221 (25.46%) CSS
4 2,182 (25.01%) HTML
5 1,994 (22.86%) AngularJS
6 1,953 (22.39%) .NET Framework
7 1,776 (20.36%) React
8 1,190 (13.64%) ASP.NET Web API
9 1,049 (12.02%) ASP.NET MVC
10 950 (10.89%) jQuery
11 911 (10.44%) Web Services
12 844 (9.67%) REST
13 816 (9.35%) Entity Framework
14 626 (7.18%) Vue.js
15 579 (6.64%) HTML5
16 536 (6.14%) RESTful
17 512 (5.87%) Node.js
18 511 (5.86%) XML
19 497 (5.70%) ASP.NET Core
20 488 (5.59%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 692 (7.93%) Greenfield Project
2 454 (5.20%) Analytical Skills
3 392 (4.49%) User Experience
4 328 (3.76%) Mobile App
5 264 (3.03%) Self-Motivation
6 211 (2.42%) Enterprise Software
7 153 (1.75%) Algorithms
8 152 (1.74%) Hedge funds
9 123 (1.41%) N-Tier
10 110 (1.26%) Data Structures
11 109 (1.25%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 108 (1.24%) Cloud Native
13 99 (1.13%) Blog
13 99 (1.13%) Derivative
14 94 (1.08%) Equities
15 78 (0.89%) Fixed Income
16 74 (0.85%) Virtual Team
17 72 (0.83%) Management Information System
18 50 (0.57%) Public Cloud
19 45 (0.52%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 639 (7.32%) Windows
2 304 (3.48%) Linux
3 201 (2.30%) Android
4 158 (1.81%) Windows Server
5 154 (1.77%) Apple iOS
6 48 (0.55%) Unix
7 19 (0.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 18 (0.21%) CentOS
9 15 (0.17%) CoreOS
9 15 (0.17%) Windows Server 2016
9 15 (0.17%) zOS
10 14 (0.16%) Ubuntu
11 10 (0.11%) Mac OS X
11 10 (0.11%) VMS
11 10 (0.11%) Windows Server 2008
12 9 (0.10%) AIX
12 9 (0.10%) Windows 10
13 8 (0.092%) Windows Server 2012
14 5 (0.057%) Windows 7
15 4 (0.046%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 3,975 (45.56%) Agile Software Development
2 2,374 (27.21%) MVC
3 2,094 (24.00%) DevOps
4 1,790 (20.52%) Software Engineering
5 1,624 (18.62%) TDD
6 1,552 (17.79%) Microservices
7 1,313 (15.05%) Scrum
8 987 (11.31%) Test Automation
9 833 (9.55%) OO
10 800 (9.17%) Web Development
11 773 (8.86%) Mentoring
12 668 (7.66%) Unit Testing
13 639 (7.32%) SOLID
14 638 (7.31%) Problem-Solving
15 628 (7.20%) SDLC
16 611 (7.00%) Continuous Integration
17 583 (6.68%) BDD
18 582 (6.67%) Fintech
19 481 (5.51%) Computer Science
20 408 (4.68%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 6,837 (78.37%) C#
2 3,857 (44.21%) JavaScript
3 3,364 (38.56%) SQL
4 826 (9.47%) Java
5 809 (9.27%) TypeScript
6 756 (8.67%) Python
7 605 (6.93%) T-SQL
8 396 (4.54%) PowerShell
9 357 (4.09%) VB.NET
10 337 (3.86%) C++
11 182 (2.09%) VB
12 161 (1.85%) PHP
13 157 (1.80%) Go
14 108 (1.24%) C
15 89 (1.02%) VBA
16 74 (0.85%) PL/SQL
17 64 (0.73%) Bash Shell
18 57 (0.65%) Ruby
19 50 (0.57%) F#
20 47 (0.54%) ES6
Qualifications
1 856 (9.81%) Degree
2 244 (2.80%) Computer Science Degree
3 162 (1.86%) Security Cleared
4 107 (1.23%) SC Cleared
5 75 (0.86%) Microsoft Certification
6 58 (0.66%) ISTQB
7 34 (0.39%) ISEB
8 30 (0.34%) HNC
9 29 (0.33%) Numerate Degree
10 27 (0.31%) PhD
11 25 (0.29%) HND
12 20 (0.23%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 20 (0.23%) Master's Degree
13 19 (0.22%) TOGAF Certification
14 16 (0.18%) CISSP
14 16 (0.18%) MCSA
15 14 (0.16%) CISM
15 14 (0.16%) CSSLP
16 12 (0.14%) MCITP
17 9 (0.10%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 505 (5.79%) QA
2 38 (0.44%) SLA
3 33 (0.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 27 (0.31%) GDPR
5 20 (0.23%) Data Quality
6 17 (0.19%) NIST
7 14 (0.16%) WAI
8 11 (0.13%) COBIT
9 9 (0.10%) PCI DSS
10 8 (0.092%) MiFID
11 7 (0.080%) EMIR
11 7 (0.080%) ISO 13485
11 7 (0.080%) ISO 9001
12 6 (0.069%) PSD2
13 5 (0.057%) Dodd-Frank
13 5 (0.057%) ISO/IEC 20000
14 3 (0.034%) WCAG
15 1 (0.011%) HL7
15 1 (0.011%) PMO
15 1 (0.011%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 1,048 (12.01%) Docker
2 98 (1.12%) Active Directory
3 22 (0.25%) VMware Infrastructure
4 15 (0.17%) Hyper-V
5 9 (0.10%) Virtual Machines
6 6 (0.069%) Firmware
7 4 (0.046%) Virtual Servers
8 3 (0.034%) LXC
8 3 (0.034%) Virtual Desktop
9 2 (0.023%) HDFS
9 2 (0.023%) XenApp
10 1 (0.011%) Ceph
10 1 (0.011%) GlusterFS
10 1 (0.011%) KVM
10 1 (0.011%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 1 (0.011%) NetIQ eDirectory
10 1 (0.011%) Samba
10 1 (0.011%) Terminal Services
10 1 (0.011%) Tivoli Directory Server
10 1 (0.011%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 728 (8.34%) Kubernetes
2 324 (3.71%) Terraform
3 103 (1.18%) Ansible
4 75 (0.86%) Puppet
5 53 (0.61%) Opscode Chef
6 43 (0.49%) MIIS
7 40 (0.46%) Grafana
8 32 (0.37%) Kibana
9 26 (0.30%) Prometheus
10 16 (0.18%) Single Sign-On
11 15 (0.17%) SCCM
12 14 (0.16%) WMI
13 12 (0.14%) SCOM
14 9 (0.10%) Istio
15 4 (0.046%) Docker Swarm
15 4 (0.046%) Graphite
15 4 (0.046%) logstash
16 3 (0.034%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
16 3 (0.034%) HP Quality Center
16 3 (0.034%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 1,999 (22.91%) Microsoft
2 332 (3.81%) Oracle
3 207 (2.37%) Xamarin
4 168 (1.93%) Google
5 139 (1.59%) Sitecore
6 92 (1.05%) Salesforce.com
7 73 (0.84%) Atlassian
7 73 (0.84%) SAP
8 60 (0.69%) VMware
9 59 (0.68%) Nintex
10 57 (0.65%) Databricks
11 39 (0.45%) IBM
12 37 (0.42%) Red Hat
13 30 (0.34%) MuleSoft
14 23 (0.26%) Adobe
14 23 (0.26%) DevExpress
14 23 (0.26%) ServiceNow
15 22 (0.25%) Telerik
16 20 (0.23%) Blue Prism
16 20 (0.23%) Ceridian