Shortage of .Net Programmers

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Technology job board Dice.com released an October report indicating a rather severe shortage of .Net developers.

Postings for .Net development work are up more than 25 percent year-over-year at Dice and there are currently well over 10,000 jobs requesting .NET development at the popular job board. Experience is certainly a qualifying factor; consider the following information from Dice:

- 27 percent of the searches at Dice involve those looking for .NET skills and an experience level of zero to three years.
- 46 percent of those searches were for those with 4-7 years experience in .NET, and
- 21 percent were looking for developers skilled in .NET with 8 to ten years of experience.

Perhaps most surprising was that Dice believes that developers are not concentrating on .NET because they will not be able to branch out to other platforms. .NET developers earn $83,000 US on average comapred to Java developers who make approximately $91,000 US.

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