The .NET market continues to offer new opportunities due to the popularity of .NET Developers in Malta with most companies now invested in the remote onboarding process. Candidates are becoming more comfortable and accustomed to the online procedure and companies are willing to allow candidates to work from home and run all interviews online.

As indicated, the .NET sector is still a front-runner in Malta, accompanied by Java. It is seen as a preferred programming language. The most common requirements are: .Net Core, MVC, SQL/MySQL database, Cloud Platforms (Azure preferred), message brokers (RabbitMQ, Kafka), containers (docker, Kubernetes) and Microservices.

If the role is full-stack, the front-end framework required is mostly React/JavaScript. Also, jQuery is a basic requirement. In this case, knowledge of NoSQL Databases is required (MongoDB, Cassandra DB, etc). Also, Typescript and ElasticSearch are common requirements. Angular instead, associated with .NET, is less common with most of the companies searching for mid-level and senior developers.

Salary levels haven’t altered significantly over the course of 12 months which is a reflection of a marginal softening of the market that has subsequently stabilised. The industries currently hiring in Malta (Fintech, Information Technology and Gaming) are on the pursuit for developers that are not money-driven, have experience in an agile environment with a flexible approach to the job and exhibit strong personality attributes.

Benefits such as flexi-time, remote work, health insurance, frequent salary review and growth opportunities are offered by most companies based on the current conditions and seem to be most valued by job seekers in this market.

 

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