Period
to 14 December 2018

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 14 December 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft .NET (dotNet)
UK
6 months to
14 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 9 9 8
Rank change year-on-year 0 -1 +2
Permanent jobs citing .NET 23,608 27,504 29,364
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 14.82% 15.31% 15.82%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 37.50% 38.14% 40.36%
Number of salaries quoted 20,527 24,287 26,877
UK median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £31,250 £30,000 £28,250
90th Percentile £78,750 £73,750 £71,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -

.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 62,961 72,114 72,761
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 39.53% 40.14% 39.21%
Number of salaries quoted 51,712 60,032 62,959
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £31,250 £29,750 £28,750
90th Percentile £83,750 £77,500 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%

.NET
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for .NET in the UK

.NET
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing .NET.

Salary trend for .NET in the UK

.NET
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing .NET over the 6 months to 14 December 2018.

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 14 December 2018. 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 0 21,923 £50,000 +11.11% 3,767
UK excluding London 0 14,617 £45,000 +5.88% 3,050
London +3 8,413 £62,500 +8.70% 986
South East 0 5,060 £45,000 +2.27% 728
North of England 0 3,603 £45,000 +5.88% 936
North West -2 1,962 £45,000 +5.88% 467
Midlands -2 1,796 £42,500 +6.25% 521
South West -1 1,553 £42,500 - 314
East of England -1 1,484 £45,000 - 283
Yorkshire +2 1,414 £42,500 - 358
West Midlands -1 1,017 £42,500 +6.25% 324
East Midlands -2 777 £41,750 +4.38% 196
Scotland +1 752 £45,000 +12.50% 156
Wales 0 265 £42,500 +13.33% 88
North East -3 230 £40,000 - 111
Northern Ireland +2 142 £37,500 +6.38% 25
Channel Islands - 1 £42,500 -

For the 6 months to 14 December 2018, 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 19,521 (82.69%) C#
2 11,699 (49.56%) Agile Software Development
3 10,874 (46.06%) JavaScript
4 10,790 (45.70%) SQL Server
5 10,736 (45.48%) ASP.NET
6 9,764 (41.36%) MVC
7 9,608 (40.70%) SQL
8 7,870 (33.34%) HTML
9 7,003 (29.66%) Microsoft
10 6,995 (29.63%) CSS
11 6,083 (25.77%) AngularJS
12 5,859 (24.82%) ASP.NET MVC
13 5,726 (24.25%) Microsoft Azure
14 4,910 (20.80%) TDD
15 4,908 (20.79%) ASP.NET Web API
16 4,659 (19.73%) Finance
17 4,648 (19.69%) .NET Framework
18 4,074 (17.26%) Scrum
19 3,654 (15.48%) jQuery
20 3,496 (14.81%) Software Engineering
21 3,123 (13.23%) Web Services
22 2,993 (12.68%) Java
23 2,801 (11.86%) Git (software)
24 2,678 (11.34%) Continuous Integration
25 2,645 (11.20%) WCF
26 2,614 (11.07%) Degree
27 2,576 (10.91%) Visual Studio
28 2,489 (10.54%) Windows
29 2,483 (10.52%) OO
30 2,456 (10.40%) HTML5

.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 1,091 (4.62%) IIS
2 1,025 (4.34%) SharePoint
3 865 (3.66%) CMS
4 697 (2.95%) Elasticsearch
5 496 (2.10%) Umbraco
6 345 (1.46%) BizTalk Server
7 295 (1.25%) Confluence
8 273 (1.16%) Sitecore CMS
9 203 (0.86%) EPiServer
10 174 (0.74%) Apache
11 138 (0.58%) Tomcat
12 136 (0.58%) NServiceBus
13 118 (0.50%) Kentico
14 109 (0.46%) Apache Spark
14 109 (0.46%) SharePoint 2013
15 96 (0.41%) WebSphere
16 88 (0.37%) Oracle SOA Suite
17 80 (0.34%) Sitefinity
18 63 (0.27%) Drupal
19 61 (0.26%) JBoss
Applications
1 301 (1.27%) Microsoft Excel
2 247 (1.05%) Microsoft Office
3 112 (0.47%) Chatbot
4 57 (0.24%) Photoshop
5 43 (0.18%) Spreadsheet
6 42 (0.18%) MS Visio
7 39 (0.17%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 39 (0.17%) Microsoft Project
8 32 (0.14%) Adobe Illustrator
9 17 (0.072%) Mingle
10 14 (0.059%) AutoCAD
11 12 (0.051%) Adobe Creative Suite
12 11 (0.047%) Maya
13 7 (0.030%) InfoPath
14 5 (0.021%) Fireworks
15 4 (0.017%) Autodesk Inventor
15 4 (0.017%) Revit
16 3 (0.013%) Doxygen
16 3 (0.013%) Windchill
17 2 (0.008%) Stata
Business Applications
1 747 (3.16%) Dynamics CRM
2 176 (0.75%) Dynamics AX
3 93 (0.39%) Dynamics NAV
4 47 (0.20%) Markit EDM
4 47 (0.20%) thinkFolio
5 34 (0.14%) Front Arena
6 31 (0.13%) Eloqua
7 27 (0.11%) Magento
8 23 (0.097%) Actimize
9 19 (0.080%) Payment Gateway
10 18 (0.076%) Oracle Financials
11 16 (0.068%) Salesforce.com CRM
12 14 (0.059%) Infor M3
12 14 (0.059%) Visualfiles
13 13 (0.055%) Movex
13 13 (0.055%) NetSuite
13 13 (0.055%) Scribe Insight
14 12 (0.051%) SunGard GMI
15 10 (0.042%) Elite 3E
15 10 (0.042%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 5,726 (24.25%) Microsoft Azure
2 2,283 (9.67%) Amazon AWS
3 846 (3.58%) SaaS
4 405 (1.72%) PaaS
5 315 (1.33%) Google Cloud Platform
6 296 (1.25%) Office 365
7 282 (1.19%) Serverless
8 280 (1.19%) Dynamics 365
9 248 (1.05%) GitHub
10 236 (1.00%) Cloud Computing
11 214 (0.91%) npm
12 192 (0.81%) IaaS
13 109 (0.46%) Azure Active Directory
14 95 (0.40%) NuGet
15 89 (0.38%) Azure Functions
16 82 (0.35%) Amazon EC2
17 78 (0.33%) Azure Data Factory
18 75 (0.32%) AWS Lambda
19 74 (0.31%) Google Play
20 53 (0.22%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 545 (2.31%) Internet
2 253 (1.07%) HTTP
3 217 (0.92%) Firewall
4 164 (0.69%) TCP/IP
5 132 (0.56%) Intranet
6 121 (0.51%) DNS
7 80 (0.34%) Broadband
8 76 (0.32%) SSL
9 67 (0.28%) Network Security
10 64 (0.27%) Hyperconnected
11 55 (0.23%) SMS
12 46 (0.19%) SAN
12 46 (0.19%) VPN
13 37 (0.16%) Skype
14 30 (0.13%) FTP
15 23 (0.097%) DHCP
16 22 (0.093%) HTTPS
17 20 (0.085%) SMTP
18 19 (0.080%) Extranet
18 19 (0.080%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10,790 (45.70%) SQL Server
2 1,539 (6.52%) NoSQL
3 1,492 (6.32%) SQL Server 2016
4 1,153 (4.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1,078 (4.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 915 (3.88%) Relational Database
7 913 (3.87%) MongoDB
8 774 (3.28%) MySQL
9 580 (2.46%) SQL Server 2012
10 538 (2.28%) Big Data
11 515 (2.18%) SQL Server 2008
12 499 (2.11%) Data Warehouse
13 440 (1.86%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 360 (1.52%) Azure SQL Database
15 349 (1.48%) PostgreSQL
16 330 (1.40%) Power BI
17 319 (1.35%) RDBMS
18 255 (1.08%) SQL Server 2014
19 237 (1.00%) Redis
20 234 (0.99%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 2,801 (11.86%) Git (software)
2 2,576 (10.91%) Visual Studio
3 1,960 (8.30%) Team Foundation Server
4 979 (4.15%) TeamCity
5 893 (3.78%) JIRA
6 844 (3.58%) Selenium
7 780 (3.30%) NUnit
8 778 (3.30%) Jenkins
9 756 (3.20%) Octopus Deploy
10 669 (2.83%) Visual Studio Team System
11 385 (1.63%) Subversion
12 368 (1.56%) SpecFlow
13 291 (1.23%) gulp
14 270 (1.14%) Cucumber
15 238 (1.01%) MSTest
16 224 (0.95%) Bitbucket
17 219 (0.93%) Atlassian Bamboo
18 218 (0.92%) webpack
19 194 (0.82%) Maven
20 179 (0.76%) Jasmine
General
1 4,659 (19.73%) Finance
2 1,045 (4.43%) Banking
3 908 (3.85%) Retail
4 854 (3.62%) Marketing
5 720 (3.05%) Games
6 468 (1.98%) Advertising
7 433 (1.83%) Manufacturing
8 357 (1.51%) Telecoms
9 333 (1.41%) Front Office
10 275 (1.16%) Back Office
11 224 (0.95%) Electronics
12 219 (0.93%) Investment Banking
13 206 (0.87%) Legal
14 181 (0.77%) Law
15 172 (0.73%) Financial Institution
16 121 (0.51%) Automotive
17 93 (0.39%) Publishing
18 49 (0.21%) Pharmaceutical
19 45 (0.19%) Retail Finance
20 39 (0.17%) Music Industry
Job Titles
1 16,940 (71.76%) Developer
2 9,761 (41.35%) .NET Developer
3 7,068 (29.94%) C# Developer
4 4,860 (20.59%) C# .NET Developer
5 3,269 (13.85%) Software Developer
6 2,801 (11.86%) Senior Developer
7 2,082 (8.82%) ASP.NET Developer
8 1,803 (7.64%) C# ASP.NET Developer
9 1,580 (6.69%) Senior .NET Developer
10 1,517 (6.43%) .NET Software Developer
11 1,492 (6.32%) C# Software Developer
12 1,480 (6.27%) Software Engineer
13 1,365 (5.78%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
14 1,270 (5.38%) SQL Developer
15 1,241 (5.26%) Full Stack Developer
16 1,139 (4.82%) Junior
17 1,088 (4.61%) Architect
18 995 (4.21%) Junior Developer
19 987 (4.18%) Web Developer
20 961 (4.07%) Lead Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10,736 (45.48%) ASP.NET
2 7,870 (33.34%) HTML
3 6,995 (29.63%) CSS
4 6,083 (25.77%) AngularJS
5 5,859 (24.82%) ASP.NET MVC
6 4,908 (20.79%) ASP.NET Web API
7 4,648 (19.69%) .NET Framework
8 3,654 (15.48%) jQuery
9 3,123 (13.23%) Web Services
10 2,645 (11.20%) WCF
11 2,456 (10.40%) HTML5
12 2,448 (10.37%) .NET Core
13 2,314 (9.80%) RESTful
14 2,252 (9.54%) Entity Framework
15 2,065 (8.75%) React
16 1,870 (7.92%) XML
17 1,760 (7.46%) Twitter Bootstrap
18 1,664 (7.05%) REST
19 1,651 (6.99%) WPF
20 1,543 (6.54%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 2,359 (9.99%) Greenfield Project
2 1,179 (4.99%) Analytical Skills
3 1,029 (4.36%) Enterprise Software
4 1,011 (4.28%) User Experience
5 947 (4.01%) Fintech
6 938 (3.97%) Mobile App
7 623 (2.64%) Self-Motivation
8 295 (1.25%) Algorithms
9 260 (1.10%) Management Information System
10 258 (1.09%) Hedge funds
11 248 (1.05%) N-Tier
12 211 (0.89%) Fixed Income
13 193 (0.82%) Data Structures
14 192 (0.81%) Equities
15 188 (0.80%) Tandem
16 178 (0.75%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
17 176 (0.75%) Data Centre
18 161 (0.68%) Social Media
19 155 (0.66%) Derivative
20 150 (0.64%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 2,489 (10.54%) Windows
2 868 (3.68%) Linux
3 651 (2.76%) Android
4 578 (2.45%) Apple iOS
5 429 (1.82%) Windows Server
6 251 (1.06%) Unix
7 122 (0.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 79 (0.33%) Windows 10
9 71 (0.30%) Windows Server 2012
10 70 (0.30%) Windows Server 2008
11 63 (0.27%) Ubuntu
12 56 (0.24%) Solaris
13 55 (0.23%) Windows 7
14 49 (0.21%) CentOS
15 38 (0.16%) Mac OS X
16 22 (0.093%) Windows 8
17 21 (0.089%) AIX
18 18 (0.076%) HPUX
19 16 (0.068%) VMS
20 14 (0.059%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 11,699 (49.56%) Agile Software Development
2 9,764 (41.36%) MVC
3 4,910 (20.80%) TDD
4 4,074 (17.26%) Scrum
5 3,496 (14.81%) Software Engineering
6 2,678 (11.34%) Continuous Integration
7 2,483 (10.52%) OO
8 2,392 (10.13%) Web Development
9 2,275 (9.64%) Problem-Solving
10 2,271 (9.62%) BDD
11 2,267 (9.60%) Test Automation
12 2,073 (8.78%) SDLC
13 2,053 (8.70%) DevOps
14 2,028 (8.59%) Microservices
15 1,764 (7.47%) Web Application Development
16 1,751 (7.42%) Unit Testing
17 1,618 (6.85%) Computer Science
18 1,480 (6.27%) SOLID
19 1,410 (5.97%) Mentoring
20 1,306 (5.53%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 19,521 (82.69%) C#
2 10,874 (46.06%) JavaScript
3 9,608 (40.70%) SQL
4 2,993 (12.68%) Java
5 2,374 (10.06%) T-SQL
6 1,496 (6.34%) VB.NET
7 1,391 (5.89%) Python
8 1,129 (4.78%) PowerShell
9 1,114 (4.72%) C++
10 1,002 (4.24%) TypeScript
11 769 (3.26%) Ruby
12 753 (3.19%) PHP
13 580 (2.46%) VB
14 388 (1.64%) C
15 383 (1.62%) PL/SQL
16 299 (1.27%) VBA
17 232 (0.98%) Bash Shell
18 225 (0.95%) F#
19 200 (0.85%) Scala
20 150 (0.64%) Perl
Qualifications
1 2,614 (11.07%) Degree
2 755 (3.20%) Computer Science Degree
3 376 (1.59%) Microsoft Certification
4 336 (1.42%) Security Cleared
5 206 (0.87%) SC Cleared
6 145 (0.61%) ISTQB
7 117 (0.50%) ISEB
8 94 (0.40%) CISSP
9 89 (0.38%) MCSE
10 78 (0.33%) Master's Degree
11 72 (0.30%) ITIL Certification
12 66 (0.28%) SAFe Agilist
13 65 (0.28%) PMI Certification
14 59 (0.25%) Numerate Degree
15 58 (0.25%) MCP
16 51 (0.22%) MCPD
17 50 (0.21%) Cisco Certification
18 48 (0.20%) DV Cleared
19 46 (0.19%) PhD
20 44 (0.19%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1,202 (5.09%) QA
2 127 (0.54%) GDPR
3 103 (0.44%) SLA
4 79 (0.33%) Data Quality
5 77 (0.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 66 (0.28%) PCI DSS
7 39 (0.17%) ISO 9001
8 34 (0.14%) PMO
9 28 (0.12%) MiFID
10 18 (0.076%) HL7
11 17 (0.072%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 15 (0.064%) WAI
13 13 (0.055%) ISO 9000
14 12 (0.051%) DICOM
14 12 (0.051%) EMIR
14 12 (0.051%) ISO 14001
15 9 (0.038%) HIPAA
16 8 (0.034%) FATCA
17 6 (0.025%) Cyber Essentials
18 5 (0.021%) GAMP
System Software
1 1,023 (4.33%) Docker
2 343 (1.45%) Active Directory
3 175 (0.74%) VMware Infrastructure
4 139 (0.59%) Hyper-V
5 76 (0.32%) Virtual Machines
6 44 (0.19%) Firmware
7 40 (0.17%) vSphere
8 20 (0.085%) Apache Flume
9 15 (0.064%) VirtualBox
10 14 (0.059%) LXC
10 14 (0.059%) Virtual Desktop
11 13 (0.055%) Varnish
12 12 (0.051%) VMware Server
13 10 (0.042%) Apache ZooKeeper
14 8 (0.034%) VMware ESXi
15 6 (0.025%) XenApp
16 5 (0.021%) HDFS
16 5 (0.021%) KVM
16 5 (0.021%) XenServer
17 4 (0.017%) Xen
Systems Management
1 417 (1.77%) Kubernetes
2 349 (1.48%) Ansible
3 282 (1.19%) Puppet
4 257 (1.09%) Opscode Chef
5 155 (0.66%) Terraform
6 112 (0.47%) Kibana
7 55 (0.23%) Salt
8 52 (0.22%) HP Quality Center
9 37 (0.16%) Automic
9 37 (0.16%) logstash
10 36 (0.15%) Grafana
11 34 (0.14%) Packer
12 33 (0.14%) Graphite
12 33 (0.14%) SCCM
13 31 (0.13%) Nagios
14 28 (0.12%) SCOM
15 26 (0.11%) Single Sign-On
16 25 (0.11%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
17 22 (0.093%) Mesos
18 21 (0.089%) Consul
Vendors
1 7,003 (29.66%) Microsoft
2 1,527 (6.47%) Oracle
3 702 (2.97%) Xamarin
4 681 (2.88%) Google
5 467 (1.98%) Sitecore
6 451 (1.91%) SAP
7 245 (1.04%) Facebook
8 212 (0.90%) VMware
9 205 (0.87%) IBM
10 167 (0.71%) Salesforce.com
11 163 (0.69%) Telerik
12 147 (0.62%) Tableau
13 105 (0.44%) Atlassian
14 98 (0.42%) Apple
15 97 (0.41%) Twitter
16 88 (0.37%) DevExpress
17 85 (0.36%) Red Hat
18 83 (0.35%) ServiceNow
18 83 (0.35%) Splunk
19 81 (0.34%) Sony