Period
to 17 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 17 January 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft .NET (dotNet)
UK
6 months to
17 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 13 9 9
Rank change year-on-year -4 0 -1
Permanent jobs citing .NET 8,313 18,113 22,383
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 13.43% 14.36% 14.81%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 31.34% 36.96% 37.38%
Number of salaries quoted 8,658 16,644 21,006
Median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% - +11.11%
10th Percentile £35,000 £32,500 £31,250
90th Percentile £85,000 £80,000 £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 26,527 49,011 59,878
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 42.86% 38.86% 39.61%
Number of salaries quoted 22,502 40,599 49,592
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 £90,000 £90,000 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £46,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +7.53% +3.33% +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 17 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 17 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 7,475 £55,000 +10.00% 1,852
UK excluding London -1 5,469 £50,000 +11.11% 1,511
London -3 2,501 £70,000 +12.00% 481
South East +1 1,844 £52,500 +10.53% 332
Work from Home -3 1,598 £55,000 +13.40% 368
North of England -2 1,387 £50,000 +11.11% 480
North West -1 812 £50,000 +5.26% 295
Midlands +1 798 £47,500 +11.76% 271
South West -7 584 £45,000 - 162
West Midlands +2 453 £50,000 +11.11% 152
Yorkshire -6 443 £45,000 - 151
Scotland -4 396 £50,000 +11.11% 101
East Midlands -1 343 £47,500 +11.76% 118
East of England -7 286 £50,000 - 119
North East +10 132 £47,500 +11.76% 34
Wales -4 124 £47,500 +5.56% 25
Northern Ireland -9 46 £42,500 +13.33% 26
Isle of Man -7 5 £52,500 -7.08%
Channel Islands +3 1 £40,000 -33.33%

For the 6 months to 17 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 6,515 (78.37%) C#
2 3,793 (45.63%) Azure
3 3,792 (45.62%) Agile Software Development
4 3,639 (43.77%) JavaScript
5 3,210 (38.61%) SQL
6 3,115 (37.47%) .NET Core
7 2,871 (34.54%) SQL Server
8 2,523 (30.35%) ASP.NET
9 2,254 (27.11%) MVC
10 2,111 (25.39%) CSS
11 2,073 (24.94%) HTML
12 1,990 (23.94%) DevOps
13 1,928 (23.19%) AngularJS
14 1,903 (22.89%) Microsoft
15 1,855 (22.31%) .NET Framework
16 1,701 (20.46%) Software Engineering
17 1,699 (20.44%) React
18 1,571 (18.90%) TDD
19 1,543 (18.56%) Finance
20 1,523 (18.32%) Microservices
21 1,306 (15.71%) AWS
22 1,295 (15.58%) Scrum
23 1,138 (13.69%) ASP.NET Web API
24 1,014 (12.20%) ASP.NET MVC
25 997 (11.99%) Docker
26 944 (11.36%) Git (software)
27 937 (11.27%) Test Automation
28 911 (10.96%) jQuery
29 879 (10.57%) Web Services
30 813 (9.78%) 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
1 300 (3.61%) SharePoint
2 269 (3.24%) CMS
3 267 (3.21%) IIS
4 138 (1.66%) Umbraco
5 130 (1.56%) Elasticsearch
6 127 (1.53%) Confluence
7 123 (1.48%) NServiceBus
8 99 (1.19%) Sitecore CMS
9 67 (0.81%) EPiServer
10 51 (0.61%) BizTalk Server
11 45 (0.54%) Kentico
12 40 (0.48%) Apache Spark
13 32 (0.38%) WordPress
14 27 (0.32%) Apache
15 20 (0.24%) Drupal
16 18 (0.22%) Tomcat
17 17 (0.20%) nginx
18 13 (0.16%) WebSphere
19 12 (0.14%) SAS
19 12 (0.14%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 74 (0.89%) Microsoft Excel
2 47 (0.57%) Microsoft Office
3 18 (0.22%) Chatbot
4 13 (0.16%) 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 6 (0.072%) Adobe Illustrator
7 6 (0.072%) MS Visio
8 5 (0.060%) Photoshop
8 5 (0.060%) SOLIDWORKS
9 4 (0.048%) Adobe XD
10 2 (0.024%) Simulink
11 1 (0.012%) AutoCAD
11 1 (0.012%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 238 (2.86%) Dynamics CRM
2 25 (0.30%) Dynamics NAV
3 23 (0.28%) Dynamics AX
3 23 (0.28%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 20 (0.24%) nopCommerce
5 18 (0.22%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
6 12 (0.14%) NetSuite
7 9 (0.11%) Oracle BPM
8 8 (0.096%) Magento
8 8 (0.096%) Remedy ITSM
8 8 (0.096%) SAP CRM
8 8 (0.096%) SAP GTS
9 6 (0.072%) Elite 3E
9 6 (0.072%) Maximo
9 6 (0.072%) Payment Gateway
10 5 (0.060%) SAP Business One
11 4 (0.048%) Bond Adapt
11 4 (0.048%) Dynamics GP
12 3 (0.036%) Sage 200
13 2 (0.024%) JDE EnterpriseOne
Cloud Services
1 3,793 (45.63%) Azure
2 1,306 (15.71%) AWS
3 434 (5.22%) SaaS
4 368 (4.43%) Serverless
5 318 (3.83%) PaaS
6 311 (3.74%) GCP
7 252 (3.03%) Power Platform
8 238 (2.86%) Dynamics 365
9 165 (1.98%) IaaS
10 119 (1.43%) GitHub
11 117 (1.41%) Cloud Computing
12 114 (1.37%) Azure Functions
13 113 (1.36%) Office 365
14 83 (1.00%) npm
15 80 (0.96%) AWS Lambda
16 76 (0.91%) Logic Apps
17 68 (0.82%) Azure Active Directory
18 66 (0.79%) AWS CloudFormation
19 60 (0.72%) PowerApps
20 51 (0.61%) Azure Data Factory
Communications & Networking
1 171 (2.06%) Skype
2 166 (2.00%) HTTP
3 59 (0.71%) Internet
4 43 (0.52%) DNS
5 27 (0.32%) TCP/IP
6 18 (0.22%) WAN
7 16 (0.19%) AMQP
7 16 (0.19%) Wireless
8 15 (0.18%) Firewall
8 15 (0.18%) Intranet
9 10 (0.12%) VPN
9 10 (0.12%) WEP
10 8 (0.096%) FTP
10 8 (0.096%) RTP
10 8 (0.096%) SSH
11 6 (0.072%) LAN
11 6 (0.072%) SSL
12 5 (0.060%) Network Security
13 4 (0.048%) DHCP
14 3 (0.036%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2,871 (34.54%) SQL Server
2 521 (6.27%) NoSQL
3 302 (3.63%) MongoDB
4 300 (3.61%) Relational Database
5 267 (3.21%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 253 (3.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 246 (2.96%) MySQL
8 240 (2.89%) Azure SQL Database
9 192 (2.31%) Redis
10 131 (1.58%) Cosmos DB
11 129 (1.55%) PostgreSQL
12 120 (1.44%) SQL Server 2012
13 107 (1.29%) SQL Server 2008
14 105 (1.26%) Power BI
15 102 (1.23%) Big Data
16 95 (1.14%) Data Warehouse
17 69 (0.83%) Data Lake
18 49 (0.59%) SQL Server 2016
19 38 (0.46%) RDBMS
19 38 (0.46%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 944 (11.36%) Git (software)
2 530 (6.38%) Visual Studio
3 378 (4.55%) Selenium
4 313 (3.77%) Team Foundation Server
5 311 (3.74%) TeamCity
6 289 (3.48%) JIRA
7 261 (3.14%) Octopus Deploy
8 215 (2.59%) NUnit
9 187 (2.25%) SpecFlow
10 177 (2.13%) Jenkins
11 155 (1.86%) Visual Studio Team System
12 136 (1.64%) GitLab
13 110 (1.32%) Bitbucket
14 95 (1.14%) Cypress.io
15 68 (0.82%) WebDriver
16 65 (0.78%) webpack
17 63 (0.76%) Moq
18 62 (0.75%) Postman
19 50 (0.60%) MSTest
20 48 (0.58%) Subversion
General
1 1,543 (18.56%) Finance
2 220 (2.65%) Public Sector
3 197 (2.37%) Front Office
4 184 (2.21%) Banking
5 163 (1.96%) Games
6 145 (1.74%) Retail
7 118 (1.42%) Marketing
8 113 (1.36%) Back Office
9 106 (1.28%) Law
10 93 (1.12%) Manufacturing
11 89 (1.07%) Telecoms
12 78 (0.94%) Advertising
13 59 (0.71%) Legal
14 48 (0.58%) Electronics
15 45 (0.54%) Financial Institution
16 42 (0.51%) Private Banking
17 41 (0.49%) Publishing
18 32 (0.38%) Local Government
19 28 (0.34%) Investment Banking
20 26 (0.31%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 5,639 (67.83%) Developer
2 2,692 (32.38%) .NET Developer
3 1,718 (20.67%) C# Developer
4 1,335 (16.06%) Senior Developer
5 1,317 (15.84%) Software Developer
6 1,052 (12.65%) C# .NET Developer
7 876 (10.54%) Software Engineer
8 668 (8.04%) Senior .NET Developer
9 644 (7.75%) Full Stack Developer
10 532 (6.40%) .NET Software Developer
11 484 (5.82%) C# Software Developer
12 422 (5.08%) Architect
13 412 (4.96%) Senior C# Developer
14 385 (4.63%) Lead Developer
15 339 (4.08%) Azure Developer
16 320 (3.85%) .NET Software Engineer
17 304 (3.66%) SQL Developer
18 294 (3.54%) Senior Software Developer
19 262 (3.15%) Angular Developer
20 260 (3.13%) React Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3,115 (37.47%) .NET Core
2 2,523 (30.35%) ASP.NET
3 2,111 (25.39%) CSS
4 2,073 (24.94%) HTML
5 1,928 (23.19%) AngularJS
6 1,855 (22.31%) .NET Framework
7 1,699 (20.44%) React
8 1,138 (13.69%) ASP.NET Web API
9 1,014 (12.20%) ASP.NET MVC
10 911 (10.96%) jQuery
11 879 (10.57%) Web Services
12 813 (9.78%) REST
13 782 (9.41%) Entity Framework
14 582 (7.00%) Vue.js
15 569 (6.84%) HTML5
16 511 (6.15%) RESTful
17 491 (5.91%) Node.js
18 490 (5.89%) XML
19 483 (5.81%) ASP.NET Core
20 456 (5.49%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 658 (7.92%) Greenfield Project
2 430 (5.17%) Analytical Skills
3 363 (4.37%) User Experience
4 322 (3.87%) Mobile App
5 244 (2.94%) Self-Motivation
6 195 (2.35%) Enterprise Software
7 149 (1.79%) Algorithms
8 145 (1.74%) Hedge funds
9 110 (1.32%) N-Tier
10 106 (1.28%) Data Structures
11 104 (1.25%) Cloud Native
12 100 (1.20%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 97 (1.17%) Blog
14 88 (1.06%) Derivative
15 84 (1.01%) Equities
16 68 (0.82%) Fixed Income
16 68 (0.82%) Virtual Team
17 62 (0.75%) Management Information System
18 47 (0.57%) Public Cloud
19 41 (0.49%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 610 (7.34%) Windows
2 280 (3.37%) Linux
3 199 (2.39%) Android
4 148 (1.78%) Windows Server
5 147 (1.77%) Apple iOS
6 36 (0.43%) Unix
7 17 (0.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 16 (0.19%) CentOS
8 16 (0.19%) CoreOS
8 16 (0.19%) zOS
9 13 (0.16%) Ubuntu
9 13 (0.16%) Windows Server 2016
10 10 (0.12%) VMS
10 10 (0.12%) Windows Server 2008
11 9 (0.11%) Mac OS X
12 8 (0.096%) Windows Server 2012
13 7 (0.084%) AIX
14 6 (0.072%) Windows 10
15 4 (0.048%) Fedora
15 4 (0.048%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 3,792 (45.62%) Agile Software Development
2 2,254 (27.11%) MVC
3 1,990 (23.94%) DevOps
4 1,701 (20.46%) Software Engineering
5 1,571 (18.90%) TDD
6 1,523 (18.32%) Microservices
7 1,295 (15.58%) Scrum
8 937 (11.27%) Test Automation
9 805 (9.68%) OO
10 769 (9.25%) Web Development
11 755 (9.08%) Mentoring
12 646 (7.77%) Unit Testing
13 598 (7.19%) Continuous Integration
14 597 (7.18%) Problem-Solving
15 595 (7.16%) SOLID
16 586 (7.05%) SDLC
17 575 (6.92%) BDD
18 572 (6.88%) Fintech
19 457 (5.50%) Computer Science
20 400 (4.81%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 6,515 (78.37%) C#
2 3,639 (43.77%) JavaScript
3 3,210 (38.61%) SQL
4 807 (9.71%) Java
5 767 (9.23%) TypeScript
6 715 (8.60%) Python
7 564 (6.78%) T-SQL
8 378 (4.55%) PowerShell
9 343 (4.13%) VB.NET
10 333 (4.01%) C++
11 166 (2.00%) VB
12 147 (1.77%) Go
13 146 (1.76%) PHP
14 105 (1.26%) C
15 83 (1.00%) VBA
16 72 (0.87%) PL/SQL
17 57 (0.69%) Bash Shell
18 55 (0.66%) Ruby
19 49 (0.59%) F#
20 42 (0.51%) VB6
Qualifications
1 800 (9.62%) Degree
2 229 (2.75%) Computer Science Degree
3 143 (1.72%) Security Cleared
4 88 (1.06%) SC Cleared
5 69 (0.83%) Microsoft Certification
6 56 (0.67%) ISTQB
7 32 (0.38%) ISEB
8 30 (0.36%) Numerate Degree
9 27 (0.32%) PhD
10 22 (0.26%) CISSP
11 21 (0.25%) CISM
11 21 (0.25%) CSSLP
12 20 (0.24%) HND
12 20 (0.24%) TOGAF Certification
13 18 (0.22%) HNC
13 18 (0.22%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 17 (0.20%) Master's Degree
15 16 (0.19%) MCSA
16 12 (0.14%) MCITP
17 8 (0.096%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 474 (5.70%) QA
2 42 (0.51%) SLA
3 32 (0.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 28 (0.34%) GDPR
5 24 (0.29%) NIST
6 20 (0.24%) Data Quality
7 14 (0.17%) WAI
8 9 (0.11%) COBIT
8 9 (0.11%) MiFID
9 8 (0.096%) EMIR
9 8 (0.096%) PCI DSS
10 7 (0.084%) ISO 13485
10 7 (0.084%) ISO 9001
11 6 (0.072%) PSD2
12 5 (0.060%) Dodd-Frank
12 5 (0.060%) WCAG
13 4 (0.048%) ISO/IEC 20000
14 1 (0.012%) HL7
14 1 (0.012%) PMO
14 1 (0.012%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 997 (11.99%) Docker
2 93 (1.12%) Active Directory
3 16 (0.19%) VMware Infrastructure
4 15 (0.18%) Hyper-V
5 9 (0.11%) Virtual Machines
6 7 (0.084%) Firmware
7 4 (0.048%) Virtual Servers
8 3 (0.036%) LXC
8 3 (0.036%) Virtual Desktop
9 2 (0.024%) HDFS
9 2 (0.024%) XenApp
10 1 (0.012%) Gluster
10 1 (0.012%) GlusterFS
10 1 (0.012%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 1 (0.012%) NDS
10 1 (0.012%) NetIQ eDirectory
10 1 (0.012%) Terminal Services
10 1 (0.012%) Tivoli Directory Server
Systems Management
1 699 (8.41%) Kubernetes
2 312 (3.75%) Terraform
3 101 (1.21%) Ansible
4 74 (0.89%) Puppet
5 46 (0.55%) Opscode Chef
6 40 (0.48%) MIIS
7 38 (0.46%) Grafana
8 29 (0.35%) Kibana
9 23 (0.28%) Prometheus
10 16 (0.19%) Single Sign-On
11 14 (0.17%) SCCM
11 14 (0.17%) WMI
12 12 (0.14%) SCOM
13 11 (0.13%) Istio
14 4 (0.048%) Docker Swarm
14 4 (0.048%) logstash
15 3 (0.036%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
15 3 (0.036%) Graphite
15 3 (0.036%) HP ALM
15 3 (0.036%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1,903 (22.89%) Microsoft
2 321 (3.86%) Oracle
3 202 (2.43%) Xamarin
4 163 (1.96%) Google
5 133 (1.60%) Sitecore
6 91 (1.09%) Salesforce.com
7 74 (0.89%) Atlassian
8 69 (0.83%) SAP
9 54 (0.65%) Databricks
10 53 (0.64%) Nintex
10 53 (0.64%) VMware
11 40 (0.48%) IBM
12 36 (0.43%) Red Hat
13 28 (0.34%) MuleSoft
14 23 (0.28%) DevExpress
14 23 (0.28%) ServiceNow
15 21 (0.25%) Adobe
15 21 (0.25%) Remedy
16 20 (0.24%) Ceridian
17 19 (0.23%) Telerik