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​How to become a .NET Developer

  • Publish Date: Posted about 2 years ago
  • Author:by VANRATH

How to become a .NET Developer

.NET is an open-source software development platform that was introduced by Microsoft in 2002 to be used for creating applications on Windows only. However, as time progressed Microsoft launched newer and updated versions of .NET.

A .NET developer is a technical professional who works on creating, designing, and implementing software applications using .NET platform technologies. If you want to pursue a career in the .NET space, keep reading to find out more about how you can become a .NET Developer.

What would I do as a .NET Developer?

In theory, the main responsibility of a .NET developer is to produce code. To briefly summarise, in the role of a .NET Developer, you will likely create applications from scratch, configure existing systems and provide user support.

On a daily basis, you can expect your job to be varied and you will likely be responsible for a number of tasks. We have noted a few below to give you an idea;

  • Collaborating with in-house teams to design, develop, and maintain software;

  • Analysing software requirements and functionality;

  • Identifying bugs and devising solutions to resolve issues;

  • Maintaining code quality.


What kind of qualifications do I need?

Traditionally, employers have looked for candidates who have BS degrees in computer science, computer engineering, or a related subject, but a degree isn’t necessarily required!


What skills and attributes do employers look for?

Here are some key skills and attributes that employers tend to look for when hiring .NET Developers;

  • Knowledge of the .NET framework and its newest features;

  • Strong understanding of the structure and logic of Object-Oriented programming;

  • The ability to write a clean and readable code in C#;

  • Problem Solving

  • Gaining .Net certification

  • Working with Design Patterns and Code Refactoring

  • Ability to write code that integrates with the Cloud


Can you give me an idea of potential earnings?

As a graduate .NET Developer, you can expect to earn around £24,000 to £32,000. As you would naturally expect, your salary will like increase as you gain more experience and progress further in your career. Developers with many years of experience are likely to earn £45,000 to £65,000.


However, please note we have provided these figures as a guideline.

So are you ready to pursue a career in the .NET space? Check out all of our current opportunities here and apply today!