How to Find and Hire a .NET Developer in 2022?

What is .NET?

.NET is an abbreviation for .NET Framework, a software development platform designed for software development. It was created and released in 2002 by Microsoft to enable the easy development of desktop and web applications. The platform is free, cross-platform open-source. It is very broad and since its inception, has undergone many modifications. It supports many languages, editors, mobile devices, desktops and allows you to create websites or even games. It is not directly dependent on a specific programming language, it is a technology that aims to manage system components efficiently. It offers many capabilities, such as object-oriented programming (C#, Visual Basic), functional programming (F#), Web application development (ASP.NET), or cloud-based activities on the Azure platform. .NET Framework significantly speeds up the development process. Many well-known companies According to the StackOverflow 2019 survey, .NET has gained significant popularity over the past few years, becoming the second most liked and desired framework in the world. In Poland, .NET Developers are sought after by both smaller companies and more well-known ones, including Google, Oracle, EY, IBM, Asseco, and even banks such as Millenium and mBank.

What does a .NET Developer do?

A .NET Developer is a person who primarily deals with the analysis, creation, and development of applications using the Microsoft technology stack. .NET Developers, in addition to programming on the platform described above, may also struggle with other tasks, such as writing PowerShell scripts, creating automated Microsoft Flows, building applications using PowerApps, or programming in other languages such as JavaScript, Python, Scala, C++, etc.

What skills should a .NET Developer have?

When analyzing .NET developer recruitment ads, you will find that employers most often expect the following skills:

  • Experience in building applications based on .NET
  • Knowledge of C#, HTML, JavaScript, jQuery, CSS, ASP.NET MVC
  • Knowledge of SQL databases
  • Knowledge of design patterns and VBA (Visual Basic for Applications)

.NET Developers salaries

What is the salary of a .NET developer? Of course, the average salary varies depending on the location. According to data from our report “ Prepare for the IT recruitment process in 2022 “, the salaries of .NET Developers are as follows:

  • Junior 6,699zł (Contract) i 8,061zł (B2B)
  • Mid 14,053zł (Contract) i 15,100zł (B2B)
  • Senior 21,295zł (Contract) i 23,526zł (B2B)
  • Expert 25,844zł (Contract) i 27,853zł (B2B)

How to find and hire a .NET Developer?

Of course, you can start by conducting your own activities. You can start by searching on social media (LinkedIn, Facebook), you can try tools such as Upwork, Freelancer, Toptal or Codementor, or post ads on popular job boards. However, an online search can be tedious and inefficient. That’s why we recommend partnering with a specialized IT recruitment agency.

1. Write a clear job advertisement.

Writing job ads for many recruiters is the least of their worries. However, it is the most important point to attract potential candidates, not scare them away. You need to clearly state why you need a .NET developer and explain it in the description. The most important points that should be included in the ad are the explicit rate, mode of work (remote, hybrid, or onsite), type of contract offered, technology stack, and information about the company and project. This will prevent other types of candidates from applying.

2. Look in the right places.

As mentioned above, using platforms and tools like UpWork, Toptal, Freelancer, and ads on job boards can have the intended effect. If you are looking for a full-time .NET developer you need to consider whether looking for one on freelancing platforms is definitely a good idea.

3. Ask the right interview questions.

Technical interviews require preparation. If you have no knowledge about .NET or no programming/technology experience, it’s a good idea to ask for expert help, such as a trained IT recruiter.

4. Pay attention to both hard and soft skills.

Asking the right questions is not just a hard skill. For technical roles, it’s essential that candidates have specific knowledge in defining .NET areas and topics. However, it’s not just hard skills that matter. A .NET developer works with multiple teams, so they need to be communicative, open to working in a team, responsible, and willing to continually grow.

5. Search for developers around the world.

The ability to work remotely is one of the best strategies to attract talented developers. Now that remote work has become very popular, companies are adapting and allowing flexibility. According to our report, the ability to work remotely is one of the most desired benefits. Hiring remotely will give you access to a broader talent pool and even lower your costs because you can hire candidates who live in places where the cost of living is lower.

Summary

The demand for .NET developers is high both globally and in Poland. According to Robert Dembinski, .NET Developer working at Connectis, the growth in demand for .NET developers will continue in the coming years, due to the ever-increasing demand and integration of the Internet with all kinds of electronics, such as washing machines, refrigerators, cars, and related customer needs. Therefore, when looking to hire the right .NET Developer, it is important to approach the hiring process in the right way.

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Marketing Specialist at Next Technology Professionals - IT Recruitment | IT Outsourcing

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Aga Babicz

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Marketing Specialist at Next Technology Professionals - IT Recruitment | IT Outsourcing