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.NET Developer / Engineer

What Does a Professional in this Career Do?

Builds software using .NET framework languages and technologies. Produces code using the computer languages in the .NET framework. Creates new applications, configures and upgrades existing computer systems and provides technical support for software and applications users.

Job Outlook

There were 2763 .NET Developer / Engineer job postings in North Carolina in the past year and 48428 in the United States.

In combination with other careers in the Software Developer / Engineer industry, which includes the .NET Developer / Engineer career, the following graph shows the number of people employed for each year since 2010:


Many new .NET Developer / Engineer jobs have salaries estimated to be in the following ranges, based on the requirements and responsibilities listed in job postings from the past year.


The average estimated salary in the United States for this career, based on job postings in the past year, is $101,673.


The average estimated salary in North Carolina for this career, based on job postings in the past year, is $104,270.

Percentiles represent the percentage that is lower than the value. For example, 25% of estimated salaries for .NET Developer / Engineer postings in the United States in the past year were lower than $93,466.

Education and Experience

Posted .NET Developer / Engineer jobs typically require the following level of education. The numbers below are based on job postings in the United States from the past year. Not all job postings list education requirements.

Education LevelPercentage
Associate's Degree2%
Bachelor's Degree82%
Master's Degree11%
Doctoral Degree3%

Posted .NET Developer / Engineer jobs typically require the following number of years of experience. The numbers below are based on job postings in the United States from the past year. Not all job postings list experience requirements.

Years of ExperiencePercentage
0 to 2 years13%
3 to 5 years54%
6 to 8 years25%
9+ years8%


Below are listings of the most common general and specialized skills .NET Developer / Engineer positions expect applicants to have as well as the most common skills that distinguish individuals from their peers. The percentage of job postings that specifically mention each skill is also listed.

Baseline Skills

A skill that is required across a broad range of occupations, including this one.

  • Communication Skills (30%)
  • Problem Solving (17%)
  • Teamwork / Collaboration (17%)
  • Writing (15%)
  • Troubleshooting (14%)

Defining Skills

A core skill for this occupation, it occurs frequently in job postings.

  • .NET (84%)
  • SQL (67%)
  • Microsoft C# (62%)
  • Active Server Pages (ASP) (44%)
  • ASP.NET (42%)

Necessary Skills

A skill that is requested frequently in this occupation but isn’t specific to it.

  • Oracle (16%)
  • Unit Testing (16%)
  • Web Application Development (15%)
  • Object-Oriented Analysis and Design (OOAD) (15%)
  • Extensible Markup Language (XML) (13%)

Distinguishing Skills

A skill that may distinguish a subset of the occupation.

  • CSS (7%)
  • Microsoft Sql Server Integration Services (SSIS) (6%)
  • Language Integrated Query (LINQ) (6%)
  • React Javascript (5%)
  • TypeScript (4%)

Alternative Job Titles

Sometimes employers post jobs with .NET Developer / Engineer skills but a different job title. Some common alternative job titles include:

  • .Net Developer
  • Oracle Pl/Sql Developer
  • Junior Net Developer
  • .Net Software Engineer
  • Sitecore Developer

Similar Occupations

If you are interested in exploring occupations with similar skills, you may want to research the following job titles. Note that we only list occupations that have at least one corresponding NC State Online and Distance Education program.

Common Employers

Here are the employers that have posted the most .NET Developer / Engineer jobs in the past year along with how many they have posted.

United States

  • Avanade Incorporated (1339)
  • Deloitte (296)
  • Citi (245)
  • IBM (241)
  • PricewaterhouseCoopers (199)

North Carolina

  • Avanade Incorporated (74)
  • IBM (36)
  • Wells Fargo (31)
  • Synechron (20)
  • Prutech Solutions Incorporated (18)

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