C# (.NET) Developer Insights

Microsoft is a behemoth in the technology space and its .NET platform dominates the market.

“.NET is used globally by major companies in a variety of industries, meaning many organizations need skilled developers to help them use this platform: this makes the .NET Developer an in-demand position,” says Toni Thomas, Account Executive of CSS-Tec.

CSS Tec is up-to-speed with the tech job market and is able to help find you your next .NET Developer or .NET Developer position.

C# (.NET) Developer Data

C# and .NET are widely used by companies—so much so that there are over 64,500 C#/.NET Developer positions in the United States. The national average salary for this position, according to Glassdoor, is approximately $96,900.

Based on information available from the Dice Salary Calculator combined with CSS-Tec’s historical data, a C#/.NET Developer in the Philadelphia area can expect to make the following salaries based on years of experience:

  • Junior: $59,619 – $78,906
  • Mid-Level: $76,246 – $119,286
  • Senior: $102,300 – $146,791

In 2019, the Greater Philadelphia area alone hads over 3,893 open jobs posted for C# (.NET) Developer positions. The current demand for C# (,NET) candidates in the Philadelphia market currently outweighs the available candidate pool by about a 71.27/1 ratio and we see no signs that this demand will be slowing down any time soon.

“This means that for every 72 jobs posting in the C#(>NET) category, there is only 1 active candidate. This talent is in extremely high demand!” says Dino Grigorakakis, COO, Contemporary Staffing Solutions.

What is C# and what is .NET?

C# (c sharp) is one of the most-used programming languages. Created by Microsoft, it is the primary language used in their tools.

.NET (dot net) is an open-source software development platform created by Microsoft that is used to create applications, primarily in Windows. Multiple programming languages can be used in .NET, including C#.

What is a C# (.NET) Developer?

A C# Developer is a type of software developer that mainly creates web and mobile applications through the .NET ecosystem. The C# Developer is responsible for creating the code for an application, ensuring the application runs smoothly, supporting existing applications, and upgrading the application(s) as needed.

How to Become a C# (.NET) Developer

As with most technical positions, receiving an associates or bachelor’s degree in computer science is incredibly beneficial, but not necessary.

The C# Developer will of course have to know how to utilize C# and .NET, including knowledge of ASP.NET, ASP.NET MVC, and Visual Basic, and there is a long list of online resources where you can learn these skills—including LinkedIn!

However, there are more skills that a C# Developer need, such as knowledge of databases and SQL. While proficiency with other programming languages and experience with Agile/Scrum is helpful, these are merely bonuses.

Who is CSS Tec?

CSS Tec, a business unit of Contemporary Staffing Solutions, has been a leading provider of contract, contract-to-hire, and direct hire technology solutions while also offering Project Management and implementations of Salesforce solutions. CSS Tec prides itself on internal retention, with the average recruiter’s tenure exceeding five years, as well as their strong, established presence in the Philadelphia Metro area. The CSS Tec team coaches you with current business intelligence so that we can manage your expectations. 

“Microsoft and Salesforce are going head to head to offer enterprise platforms options and choices!  CSS-Tec is growing because of this focus!” says Sharon Tsao, CMO of Contemporary Staffing Solutions.

Are you looking for your C#/.NET Developer role? Check out our job board for all our open positions or contact a tech recruiter to help you in your job search!

Employers, looking to find skilled candidates for technical positions? Reach out to CSS Tec to discuss partnering with us!