.NET Jobs

.NET developers build software using the languages and technologies of the .NET framework (C# and VB.NET.) They design, and subsequently develop layers of the applications and work closely with the rest of the development team to piece the infrastructure layers together.

Responsibilities

Specific responsibilities are often determined by the projects that the .NET Developer is working on, however generally speaking:

  • Generate application storyboards into full functional applications

  • Use efficient, industry standard coding

  • Collaborate with the other developers in the team to produce .NET software

  • Write legible .NET to a high standard

  • Test and troubleshoot the databases and applications

  • Assist Senior staff in the establishment of overall company practice with regards to web development

  • Have a good understanding of, and work towards the industry best practices

Expected Skills & Qualifications

Candidates applying for a .NET Developer role are expected to have a BSc or BA in Computer Science or Engineering. However, some Junior or Apprentice level roles may be more lenient on their entry requirements. They should also be/have:

  • A strong knowledge of the .NET web framework with proven experience

  • Proficient in C#, VB.Net or both depending on the demands of the role

  • Solid understanding of object-oriented programming work

  • Familiar with design patterns

  • Experience with the contemporary web application frameworks

  • Good communication skills and troubleshooting techniques

Salary

The average salary for a .NET Software Developer in the United Kingdom is currently around £30,000 per year. The beginning salary currently averages at around £21,500 per year. More experienced candidates, or those who have been in the position for a number of years, can hope to earn upwards of £45,000 per year plus small bonuses. (via PayScale)

Career Progression

Following on from a successful stint as a .NET Developer, candidates may progress into a Senior .NET Developer role. This is the most natural course of progression,  however, candidates may also go down a career path that sees them take a step back from hands-on developing in favour of Project Management.

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