What's the Most Popular Component in the .NET/C# Tech Stack?
A new development skills report from DevSkiller reveals the most popular components in the .NET/C# tech stack.
The new "DevSkiller IT skills report 2021: Demand and hiring trends" was recently published by the Poland-based company that offers an automated technical screening and talent management platform.
The 2021 report finds that for the second year in a row, the most popular component in the .NET/C# tech stack is ASP.NET, used for web development.
After that, the order of the components differs slightly from last year.
"ASP.NET is seen in almost half of all .NET/C# tech stack," the report said. "ASP.NET leads the way for the .NET/C# tech stack once again with a whopping 45.93 percent. This is the second year running where the ASP.NET web app framework has topped the list, highlighting the continued importance of web development in the .NET/C# tech stack.
".NET server technology, SQL Server (36.90 percent), overtook MVC (36.35 percent) by a narrow margin to come in second place this year. Not far behind was .NET Core with 26.04 percent, while Entity Framework came in the fifth position with 19.35 percent."
Last year's report had the order as: ASP.NET, MVC, Entity Framework, .NET Core and SQL Server. Note that some components carry the "Core" designation that indicates Microsoft's new cross-platform offerings, while others don't. DevSkiller didn't indicate if the components that didn't include the Core designation -- ASP.NET and Entity Framework -- actually referred to the old Windows-only .NET Framework offerings or if they are in fact the more modern versions and the Core part of the name was just left off inadvertently.
DevSkiller also included .NET/C# in its category of top programming languages that companies are looking for IT skills in, finding that .NET/C# barely made the top five:
Other highlights of the report include:
- Google Chrome and Windows 10 are the most popular browser and OS on the platform
- Australian developers score the highest on coding tests
- Companies from Qatar (72.27 percent) have the highest scoring candidates
- Companies from Indonesia (12.11 percent) are the most selective
- Switzerland led the list of countries with highest annual salaries ($95,753 USD)
- The COVID-19 pandemic has caused significant changes in company hiring patterns, resulting in most companies undergoing rapid transformations into remote-friendly or even remote-first workplaces, which has prompted a substantial rise in international hiring
DevSkiller said the data used for the study came from a 365-day snapshot of users on its platform from Dec. 1, 2019, through Dec. 1, 2020. The insights are based on 304,645 coding tests taken through the DevSkiller platform by candidates in 156 countries.
David Ramel is an editor and writer for Converge360.