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How To Hire a .Net Developer

Complete with job descriptions, skill profiles, and interview templates. Use this .Net Developer hiring guide to help you make the right decisions, fast.

.Net Developer Recruitment Guide

What does a .Net Developer do?

.Net Developers are individuals who have an extremely strong understanding of the .Net framework and its capabilities in an enterprise environment. .Net Developers are responsible for creating online software for organisations which includes, designing, implementing and testing code in various components which makeup the .Net ecosystem.

Day to day tasks of a .Net Developer

Skills assessment

.Net Developer definition

.Net Developers are generalist web developers who excel in using the .Net framework to solve business problems through building applications and software. .Net can be used to solve a variety of different situations as there are many different technologies with this framework.

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.Net Developer Hiring Process

Step 1: Understand the role
Step 2: Source Applicants
Step 3: Skills Assessment
Step 4: Interview
Step 5: Hire

Build the Ideal Candidate Profile​

To find the best person for the role, you need to understand what the role involves. You can complete this with the hiring manager to define the role, its contribution, and the skills needed.

Write A Job Description Based On Skills

Once you understand the requirements for the role, you’ll need to understand the skills for success. You can then write an effective job description to promote your role.

Selecting The Ideal Candidate

See which applicants have the right skills for the role. Send all your applicants a Vervoe skills assessment from the expert library, or customize one for your organization.

Interview Top Performers

Your skills assessment results will identify top performers. Focus your time on interviewing those that have met or exceeded your requirements. Assessment results will also help guide which skill areas to focus on in the interview.

Making An Offer

Once you assess your candidates against these skills, you’re ready to offer the top performer(s). You should base your offer on the value that the candidate would bring to your team and your business as a whole. It is also important to ensure your compensation and benefits packages are competitive in the industry and help you attract and retain the top talent.
Build the ideal candidate profile

Skills needed for a .Net Developer

.Net Developers need to have a broad set of skills which include knowing the languages like SQL, C#, VB.NET, MVC architecture, knowledge of web development, the windows operating system and the whole .Net framework.

Pro Tip

For entry-level roles, you’re likely to receive a larger number of applications as a .Net Developer is an extremely broad term, so clearly outlining the expectations and what the developer will work on allows the potential applicant to know if they will be a good fit.


How to write a .Net Developer job description

Once you’ve determined the skills required for the role, you can write the job description to advertise for your position. Here’s what to include in your .Net Developer job description:

Job Title: What position are you hiring for?

Summary: What makes your company unique? What would it be like to work for you?

Responsibilities: An overview of the role’s day-to-day activities, and how the position contributes to the organization

Requirements: Skills a candidate must have to perform the job successfully

Benefits: Details of compensation, benefits, and any perks on offer

Pro Tip

In building your candidate profile, remember you’ve already identified what skills are needed to succeed in the role. Here’s where to list your “must-have” skills and maybe a couple of “nice-to-have” skills. For example, .Net Developers should know how to use automated deployment tools such as ‘Octopus’.

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Sample skill tests for a .Net Developer

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Question 1


Question Type: Multiple Choice

What is required to perform cryptographic transformations on data through the SymmetricAlgorithm class?

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Question 2


Question Type: Code

Can you write 3 lines of code that can deserialize a student class object from a text file named ‘student.txt’?

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Question 3


Question Type: Multiple Choice

What is the best design pattern to represent a complete subsystem as a single class and is it also efficient in the case of a huge number of classes in different areas?


How to interview a .Net Developer

Once your Vervoe skills assessment has surfaced the most qualified people for your open role, you can focus on interviewing these candidates. The interview should focus on any skills that require development that were highlighted from the skills assessment.

Now you know that candidates can do the job, the interview becomes more of a relationship building exercise where you can get to know the candidate on a more personal level, understand their motivations, and how they would fit in with the team.

Making An Offer

How much does it cost to hire a .Net Developer?

The US average for a .Net Developer is $92,793 according to, whilst the salary reported on is $95,335. According to, ninety percent of .Net Developers will take home upto $103,000 and the lowest ten percent will be paid up to $49,000. Furthermore, lists the median salary to only be $107,250.

.Net Developer Salary United States

An .Net Developers salary in the United States ranges from $49,000 – $103,000 (USD. This salary will rely on the location of operations of the organisation and the responsibility of the developer.

.Net Developer Salary United Kingdom

In the United Kingdom an .Net Developers salaries range from £26,000 and £70,000 (GBP). This would be heavily dependent on the location of the organisation and the nature of work the developer partakes in.

.Net Developer Salary Australia

A .Net Developer can expect a salary ranging from $65,000 – $125,000 (AUD) in Australia. This salary would have a few major factors, two of them being the seniority and the industry the organisation operates within.