America’s in-demand jobs: .NET developer

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Last week we profiled CNC machinists, one of the six most in-demand jobs in the U.S., according to information from CareerBuilder’s database. Today we’re highlighting another in-demand job — .NET developers.

.NET developers are usually computer savvy and have a good technical understanding of how the Internet works. According to CareerBuilder’s Supply & Demand Portal, the average national salary is $85,000, and the top cities hiring for these positions are New York City, Chicago and Atlanta.

Watch the video below for more details:

And if you’d rather see it as a snazzy infographic, we have that too:

Check out all the .NET developer positions we have on today!

  1. So Justin, job guru, if .net is the job to go into, did you take the time to research why only 3.8% of people have 1 – 2 years of experience if there are so many openings?  I have a bachelor degree, have been seeking .net developer jobs and have had no luck, well possibly a chance at a free lance job, maybe. Why not tell the truth to people, a degree does not get you a job. If you do not have 6 – 10 years of working experience don’t bother getting the degree and wasting your time, especially if your a woman.
    These employers do not want to hire college grads they want cheap labor or someone who already knows everything and has working experience to back it up, not a college grad. So please people do not rush out and apply to college for these jobs because for you and me, unless we know someone personnally, who will hire us, you are wasting your time. All you will have to show for your effort is a huge student loan debt that you’ll have to get minimum wage jobs to pay off and pray to God you don’t have to live on the street.
    It’s a worthless degree if you are an American citizen in the USA with a computer degree. Just telling you the truth, they do not want to hire someone with a degree they want experience. Your better off to get some kind of development job and buy a book off Amazon. In the end our government is going to issue more H1 Visas so employers can hire foreigners for less pay then minimum wage rates in this country.
    Don’t waste your time, the jobs are all for experienced people, 1 – 5 years experience is concidered entry level, but very few employers want to hire anyone without stellar experience, and the pay is minimum wage to around $30000. Most jobs are through temp agencies and last only as long as the work is there. Don’t be fooled into a worthless education. Go search some of these job ads and you will find not only requirements for .net but also many other languages too.  They’ll hire you after you become an expert, not before.

    • Real world down to earth answer from netwannabe.
      since companies will not hire without a BS degree, get degree from least expensive state university and learn the programming and volunteer to get experience. it will work. from thereon it is only your hard work at job that matters.
      And if you want further education have the company pay for it.

  2. “People in these jobs are Web programmers who are familiar with the .NET framework.”
    This sentence doesn’t sit well.  I am a Senior .NET developer, and do 0% web development.  I know many others like myself.

  3. “People in these jobs are Web programmers who are familiar with the .NET framework”.  Sorry Justin that’s pretty far off the mark.  ASP.NET web programmers are only one facet of the .NET development world and in my opinion don’t represent the most important piece of the puzzle.  It always amazes me how the fact that Microsoft’s most important customer base is corporate America is ignored by them and most of the attention they receive.  Corporate America is still heavily dependant on Windows software written and running on the old pre-.NET platform, and is just now starting to move to .NET.  But not ASP.NET.  A few are doing that, but the jury is still out regarding whether or not web applications can be powerful enough to replace the complex Windows applications now in use, so Windows forms are still the primary environment.  That said, the ironic thing about this article is that Microsoft’s latest announcements appear to indicate that beginning with Windows 8, .NET will in the long run be replaced by an HTML5/Java model.  So I’m not sure I would advise young people to run out and become experts in .NET programming, but I can tell you that the Enterprise software developer world is going to be deeply skeptical that this new HTML model is relevant to them and they will be looking elsewhere for their long term direction.

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